Walkers and runners on East Campus stopped in their tracks last summer at the sight of massive chunks of oak tree trunks on the ground. Duke had... Read more
In April, Duke’s board of trustees formally changed the name of the campus’ iconic West Quad to Abele Quad to publicly honor the contributions made... Read more
The last of the beeping trucks have backed up and growled away; the plywood fence has come down. The quad looks like the quad again. Grass has filled... Read more
Every fall, more than 2,000 Duke graduate and professional students congregate in the most remote Blue Zone parking lots to celebrate, relax, and... Read more

Fall 2016

The lovely white brick cottage, one block from campus, with a rose garden out front and firethorn twining a filigree against the chimney, looked like a house where Jane Austen might live—perfect for...
In her Santa Monica office, Amy Gravitt ’95 has a collection of television-show keepsakes one might expect to adorn the work space of an HBO comedy chief.There, on a stand in front of the TV where...
Robert Coffey, executive director of Duke Dining Services, remembers taking the decisions that years of meetings and student focus groups had yielded and presenting them to the West Union builders...
Three Duke mainstays rememberedLongtime history professor Raymond Gavins was a pioneer his whole life. The first African American to graduate from the University of Virginia’s Graduate School of...
THE CATALYST: In 2008, global-health professor Eve Puffer was a postdoctoral candidate at Duke and taught a small elective seminar on mental-health issues around the world. When she returned to the...
Class of 2020, this ceremony marks a great transition. Your childhood is over and a new life begins. By the powers vested in me, I now proclaim you a student of Duke University. Or let me reach for...
An autumn update from Jack Bovender ’67, M.H.A. ’69 and divinity school professor Ellen Davis, chair and vice chair, respectively, of the presidential search committee.Where has your work taken you...
To some, the word “Alaska” may evoke a Roosevelt-ian dreamland of an unforgiving Arctic and the ever-present opportunity to wrestle for your life against a bear. The four-week Duke in Alaska summer...
Finding the right wordsCarlos Rojas, professor of Asian and Middle Eastern studies, has translated to English numerous works of award-winning Chinese novelist Yan Lianke. His latest translation is...
Tonight, coming off a loss, the Duke women’s team is tasting the sick humor that makes soccer a sometimes infuriating game—at halftime, they’ve outshot their opponents twenty to one, but they hold...
When MUYINATU LEDIJU BELL Ph.D.’12 lost her mother to breast cancer, a life cut too short set Bell on a fast-track to helping patients get more accurate diagnoses sooner.The MIT undergrad spent her...
Why do you volunteer for Duke?I volunteer for Duke because I can’t say no to you. Like so many of our alums, I love Duke. I’m a first-generation student. Duke helped me find my voice. It opened up...
Enrique Fernández de la Puebla Otamendi M.B.A. ’12 shares the experiences that led him to launch a regional group:On Orientation Day at the Fuqua School of Business in 2010, I remember professor...
The extraordinary lives of the Duke family have inspired many endeavors— often artistic, occasionally fictional. Some efforts, like the television dramas about Doris Duke’s life, take great...
Who should America's next president include in his or her cabinet?We suggest a few Blue Devils worthy of consderation.Vice President: Ken Jeong ’90. If Veep has taught us anything, the vice...