Mar - Apr 2002

Aquanaut Pam Cox Jutte
 Living underwater in the Aquarius habitat saturates you--literally and figuratively--in the marine environment. Moored to the ocean floor four... Read more
Entering the Harvard Square hangout known as Pinocchio's, you're confronted with the requisite menu of pizza variations, the requisite photos of... Read more
Soldiering on: the Army, the Navy, and the Air Force provide scholarships and leaders through on-campus training. Jon Gardiner.
When John "J.W." Stigi visited Duke on a sunny spring day during his junior year of high school, he fell in love with the school and knew he had to... Read more
Mutual admiration: spotted hyena Phoenix, whom Drea hand-raised, gives her a nuzzle bonding with hyenas. Kathy Moorhouse.
The searing ocean wind whistles into the desert ghost town, blasting through the empty buildings, lofting a stream of salty grit that over decades... Read more
April is the cruelest month in the financial-aid calendar. High-school seniors are receiving acceptance letters and their parents are trying to... Read more

Mar - Apr 2002

Departments

Gazette

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 Duke basic scientists have won four out of five research awards given this year by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB). This near-sweep of the awards exemplifies the...
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 Students called for a more visible police presence, additional lighting, and clarifications regarding the use of SAFE Rides at a February forum that focused on campus safety. Organized by Duke...
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 After the September 11 attacks, many of the initial congressional and regulatory responses had the potential to affect America's research universities widely. University leaders understood the need...
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 Capped and tapped: student athlete Shane Battier at his 2001 graduation, a month before his NBA draft.As the men's basketball team prepared for the post-season, university officials weighed the...
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 A new late-night, weekend bus, in place during the spring semester to provide transportation to off-campus venues, has seen enough riders that Student Affairs is making the route available at least...
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  Duke Medical Center will receive a gift of $11.5 million from Herman and Ruth Albert of Purchase, New York, and Palm Beach, Florida, to create an eye research institute and fund lung cancer...
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 - Durham Technical Community College President Phail Wynn Jr. and Duke trustee emerita Susan Bennett King '62 were honored for their contributions to the Durham and campus communities at the fifth...
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  Edifice complex: Pratt School of Engineering's $97-million, 320,000-square-foot teaching and research structure. At their annual winter board meeting in February, Duke trustees approved a 3.9...

Forum

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 Yale University president Richard Levin launched an important debate this year by charging that early-decision plans at American colleges and universities promote inequity, unhealthy homogeneity,...
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 First, with Clarification Editors: Is the first sentence in the recent article on Stanley Hauerwas ["Faith Fires Back," January-February 2002] at least misleading if not completely inaccurate? A...
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 A new student health center will open in August to improve health-care services for students and to make treatment more accessible. Plans for the center were approved by Duke's trustees in February...
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 Trustees approved an accelerated bachelor's of nursing (B.S.N.) program at Duke's School of Nursing, the first undergraduate degree offered by the school since 1984. The last hurdle for the program...
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 Over-the-counter cures: historical ads from the Hartman collection.Duke's Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library has posted a new online database of more than 600 health-related...

Sports

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 “I watched this horse run in person and on video and he had this regal, get-out-of-my-face attitude. He was like a great athlete who knew he was great. I'd been around that kind of attitude before...
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  Two weeks after the tragedies of September 11, Jim Spanarkel ’79 says, he was having problems focusing on his job, his past, or much of anything else. His office, a Merrill Lynch branch in Paramus...
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 “Growing up in Atlantic City, my favorite game was Monopoly. It’s not a game anymore.”—Brian Davis, on continuing with such real estate ventures as his West Village development in DurhamBrian Davis...
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   Four in a row. A fourth consecutive ACC Tournament championship for the men's basketball team. Four NCAA Tournament games in a row for the women, and a spot in the Final Four.Three stellar...
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  Watching on TV from across the country, Carmen Wallace ’97 winces as the New England Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe takes a vicious hit from two New York Jets. The following day’s sports pages...

Syllabus

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 A former journalist, political scientist Ken Rogerson began publishing scholarly articles on Internet regulation while still a graduate student. Today his seminars attract junior and senior...

Updates

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 A national Consortium to Examine Clinical Research Ethics (CECRE) has been established at Duke Medical Center to compile the first comprehensive information on overseeing clinical trials at medical...

Q&A

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 One of the referendum questions on this spring's Duke Student Government election ballot was "Do you favor a residential smoking ban?" With less than half of the campus voting, 57.70% of students...
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 School on scandal:Cox explains Enron inequities.Enron had liabilities in hundreds of partnerships. Does the fact that those liabilities were hidden constitute a failure to disclose the truth?Under...
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 How will the recent pedophilia scandal affect the clergy and laity?The pedophilia crisis facing the Catholic Church is tragic in its consequences. Those closest to the incidents of abuse are...

Alumni Register

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  If you were in the right place at the right time, you could sit courtside to watch the Blue Devils play. When the nation's number-one ranked men's basketball team took to the road, alumni affairs...
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 For those who have a child considering life beyond high school, learning all about the process of choosing, applying, getting in, and paying for a college education is key. One way to acquire that...
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 Women's basketball was the beginning and men's was the end when the board of the Duke Alumni Association gathered January 31 through February 2 for its winter meeting. Early arrivals were courtside...
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 Special-events programming is a big hit among alumni in the field. One recent gathering touched all the bases for fans of the rawhide sphere. "Baseball as America," the first major exhibition...

Between the Lines

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 Ben Franklin, considered the founding figure of American magazines, was concerned not just with words and ideas but also with visual impact in print. He used the latest typestyles in his...

Mini-profiles

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 When I was at Duke, I never would have anticipated dedicating my life to being an artist," says Jo Kreiter '86. "Actually, I was shocked. It wasn't the pathway I thought I would take."Hung up on...
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  When Andrea Barnwell A.M. '99, Ph.D. '01 became director of Atlanta's Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, she accepted many responsibilities--not the least of which is providing what she calls "a...
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 When Jeff Van Hanken '88 decided to enter the film industry, he wanted to "develop new stories about people working to effect positive change." He established Healthy Boy Productions "to create a...

Books

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   The Gospel According to The Simpsons: The Spiritual Life of the World's Most Animated FamilyBy Mark Pinsky '70.Westminster John Knox Press, 2001. 164 pages, $12.95.Could Homer Simpson be the...
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  Turning South Again: Re-thinking Modernism/Re-Reading Booker T. By Houston A. Baker Jr. Duke University Press, 2001. 136 pages. $15.95. Baker, the Susan Fox and George D. Beischer Arts and...

Gallery

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    Sophomore, Women’s Basketball ForwardDescribe yourself in three words:Fun, outgoing, wittyDescribe Duke in three words:Challenging, drab, differentWhy Duke? A combination of a great academic...
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 Large Peasant, Aimé-Jules Dalou (1838-1902) Bronze sculpture, 31 inches.This past summer, the Duke University Museum of Art acquired its first major nineteenth-century French bronze, the heroic...
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    A spiraling sight inside the Medical Science Research Building, home to laboratories for the departments of medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pathology, pediatrics, radiology, radiation...

Student Snapshot

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 Baird: took a look at what was lacking.Donnel Baird is hardly one to sit back when he sees something wrong. Whether he's co-chairing Duke's Martin Luther King Jr. Day committee or helping local...