It’s 7 p.m., and David Shumate is missing his coffee.He drinks it when he calls Duke games, even those with an evening kickoff, like tonight’s season... Read more
Dan Richter Ph.D. ’80 and Will Cook ’88 are poking around the basin of a tiny tributary of the Tyger River in South Carolina, looking for a buried... Read more
It’s a lecture hall without fancy features, except for the model of a human skeleton occupying one corner. Typically outfitted first-year students... Read more
In a former ping pong table showroom on a busy street near Belgrade’s bustling central train and bus stations is Ryo Ragland’s coworking space and “... Read more

Fall 2018

The Nasher Museum of Art was born in 2005, making it a toddler in the art world. That youth might seem like a hindrance. After all, a museum’s collection is what most defines it, and a collection...
As the last months of Patrick Grady’s time at Duke wound down, and then the spring turned into summer and endless eighty-five-hour weeks in the Gross Hall basement’s cluttered and flourescent...
WHAT DOES AMERICA MEAN TO YOU?” I ask the twenty students in my American studies seminar. It’s the first day of class at Duke Kunshan University.We are sitting at a dark-wood, rectangular table in...
During a sunny lunchtime on the Bryan Center Plaza in the first week of classes, a throng of students crowd around Dorian Bolden ’02, surrounded by his wife, his kids, and some associates, as he...
Which starship captain would you like to serve under?Katherine Janeway, who encounters dozens of civilizations as captain of the USS Voyager. She started out as a science officer, so she has great...
In the romantic-comedy movie version, the love story between Megan Forlines M.M.S. ’12 and Devon Bostock ’11, M.M.S. ’12 would unspool something like this: Young members of rival families meet and,...
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World War II had an enormous impact on Duke, from the curriculum to the student body, from research to athletics. The campus hosted the Navy V-12 program, training thousands of servicemen. With so...
THESE IMAGES are from the beginning stages of my final project for my Duke in New York program. The goal of the final project is to both academically and creatively engage with the city of New York...
 ANIMALSAlligators on the beach and mountain lions in the park turn out not to be unexpected results of animals expanding their territory; animals may actually just be returning to territory they...
With Hurricane Florence headed for North Carolina in mid-September, the vital parts of Duke were appropriately prepared. For Duke Dining, that meant securing 400 pounds of rice, 460 pounds of...
My wife, Annette, and I were bounding down the Duke Forest trail, our dogs pulling us between squirrels and startled birds, when our guide called for us to stop next to an ordinary-looking beech...
In praise of Mr. WolfeI enjoyed your Forum [Under the Gargoyles, Summer 2018] column on Tom Wolfe, my favorite author/journalist. I just wanted to point out that Mr. Wolfe began his forays to Duke...