Orientation Week is days away, but already skittish students are filing into the East Duke lecture hall, clutching their security blankets—backpacks... Read more
There's a memory that Jia Jiang M.B.A. ’09 can’t get out of his head. He’s six years old. He’s standing before all of his classmates. He feels alone.... Read more
During Reunions Weekend this past spring, the annual Duke Magazine Forum served up a conversation, led by editor Robert J. Bliwise, among Duke... Read more
The Foundry provides dedicated spaces for clubs and other students groups, as well as collaborative space for other projects
Gone is the forbidden zone in the depths of that unloved edifice, the recently renovated, relabeled, and revived Gross Hall. The onetime mechanical... Read more

Fall 2015

That Was Fast,” shouted a Slate headline the day after the Supreme Court ruled in June in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. A good friend of mine put it another way by e-mail: “The...
An objection to a book’s content takes on a life of its ownIt’s probably fair to say that the selection of Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic as the Common Experience...
THE CATALYST: The popularity of break dancing, programming vocaloid music, and playing video games creates subcultures that inform both individual identity and a larger cultural identity in East...
Katie Fernelius spent the summer systematically falling in love.As a student of the Center for Documentary Studies and a global cultural studies major in the literature program, Fernelius designed...
The latest book by Annabel Wharton, William B. Hamilton Professor of art history, is Architectural Agents: The Delusional, Abusive, Addictive Lives of BuildingsDo buildings have human qualities?...
I’ve always considered myself a baseball fan. Growing up, I sat glued to the television, watching my beloved Tigers struggle their way through the AL Central division. When I was eleven, they...
Usually, the Freshman Convocation is held in Duke Chapel. This year, we’ve decamped to Cameron Indoor Stadium because the chapel is closed for repairs. Indeed, just about everything at Duke is...
FEATURED BOOKWriting in Injustices: The Supreme Court’s History of Comforting the Comfortable and Afflicting the Afflicted, Ian Millhiser J.D. ’06 takes a critical look at how the Supreme Court has...
As the former cabinet secretary, senior adviser, and associate counsel to President Barack Obama, Gray spent more than five years inside the White House—advising the president and working on...
Lessons in Global Giving“I had been searching for a way to both instill values about the importance of volunteerism and philanthropy in my students and show them that they are capable of significant...
Freshman Melissa Gerdts was on a European cruise in celebration of her high-school graduation when she found herself in Paris for a stopover. Little did she know that the chance visit would reveal...
In this simple, verdant may pea lives the opportunity for learning and lessons in stewardship. It’s growing in the Charlotte Brody Discovery Garden, a sustainable, organic food garden within the...