Sep - Oct 2002

South view: new "crystal pavilion," tower, and gateway, bookended by Perkins on left and Old Chem on right.
It's 2012, and members of the Class of 2002 are back on campus for their tenth reunion. As they meander through the stone gates of Chapel Drive, down... Read more
Ursa major: lumbering among the grasses. Barry Gilbert.
A male grizzly bear, weighing around 1,100 pounds, ambles into the Brooks River in Katmai National Park, Alaska, and catches twenty-three salmon in... Read more
When talking about whole-person health care, the terminology itself can be confusing, misleading, and laden with New-Age stigmas. But use a different... Read more
By the 1960s and 1970s, department stores were supplanted by value-oriented warehouses. Now, reflecting an urge for authenticity, malls mimic a real city without the attendant inconveniences.
 Nordstrom makes me think of Nostradamus. Did the sixteenth-century astrologer prognosticate a consumer-service revolution? And sampling a store... Read more
Lunchtime: Carter buys roasted maize for lunch from a vendor at the local "taxi ranks".
[caption]Teatime: Carter and Selina "Gogo" Ndzukulu, matriarch of his host family in Lochiel. [/caption]When Jason James Carter submitted his... Read more

Sep - Oct 2002

Departments

Forum

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 Don't walk backwards. That's rule number one. It's distracting, and the goal of student-led tours is to create a personable atmosphere for prospective Blue Devils and their families. Rule number...
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 Class Work Editors:Compliments on your May-June education issue. "A Charter for Achievement" by Jonas Blank '01 is especially compelling. MATCH [Media and Technology Charter High School] is an...

Gallery

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 K.G.B.Romuald Hazoumé1999Mixed mediaC.I.A.Romuald Hazoumé1999Mixed mediaRomuald Hazoumé, born in Benin in West Africa in 1963, is considered one of the most important contemporary artists coming...
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    Third-year medical student, a leader of the Duke chapter of the North Carolina Student Rural Health Coalition, a Stead Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa, and a bass guitarist.Describe yourself in three...
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 The word "diary" may conjure up various images: a small book with a clasp that holds an adolescent's secrets; an elegant hand-bound volume with thick, unlined pages; or, more simply, pieces of...
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    Upward bound in the Fuqua School of Business' new 48,000 square-foot Lafe P. and Rita D. Fox Student Center, which connects teh east and west wings fo the Thomas F. Keller Center. 

Gazette

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 Through a variety of events that honored the more than 3,000 people, including six alumni, who died in the terrorist attacks, Duke spent September 11 in remembrance.Campus events started with an 8...
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 Diane Leslie "Dina" Carter '86, who worked as a librarian and archivist in Israel, was one of the seven people killed in the July 31 bombing at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She worked in the...
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 Kristina Johnson, dean of Duke's Pratt School of Engineering, urged America to improve the science and math education of its children, particularly girls and minorities, so the nation will have the...
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 As the school year began, the university launched eDuke, a free electronic mail service that will supply students, faculty, parents, alumni, and others with links to online information about campus...
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 Duke received $264,580,049 in charitable gifts this 2001-02 fiscal year, a slight increase over the previous year. The total came from 87,716 donors, including 43,049 alumni, both small decreases...
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 Geoffrey Mock, editor of Duke Dialogue, the university's faculty and staff publication, interviewed a former professor this summer:Dupree: "All that heritage was being lost".One thing Nancy Dupree...
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 As part of the new residential experience for undergraduates, Duke welcomed sophomores back to West Campus in August with a discussion about leadership by the deputy mayor of Washington, D.C. The...
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 Faith Goes to School The Duke Youth Academy, now in its second year, is a Bible-study camp--except that it's not a camp and the director, Fred Edie, is not the peace-sign-flashing, group-hug-giving...
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 One thing that Nan Keohane's presidency says is that where there once were bars between women and higher education, there is now a door--and it's open. But, according to Jean O'Barr, that door...
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 The left side of James S. Floyd's brain is responsible for most of what comes out of his mouth, which, considering that he's the voice of Duke's medical students, is no light function.As an...

Mini-profiles

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 After managing the building of nuclear power plants, high-rise office towers, and an airline terminal, Barry Jordan is now helping to build communities.In Mount Vernon, New York, on the northern...
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 A 1967 Dartmouth graduate with a degree in English literature, Ralph Cohen was consumed by the brilliance of the moderns, until he came to Duke for graduate school. "At Duke, I encountered George...
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 When Cynthia DeMiranda moved just up the road from Raleigh to Duke for her freshman year, she didn't know she would return to live in her hometown a decade later. And she would never have guessed...

Updates

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 An article in an August issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education reported that Duke was paying back nearly $700,000 in grant money it says was misspent by two former employees accused of...

Books

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 While attempting to initiate an incoming class into the intellectual life of the campus, a UNC-Chapel Hill reading assignment generated a national debate. The contentious text, Michael Sells'...
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  Noblel Norfleet By Reynolds Price '55 Scribner, 2002. 307 pages, $265. Reynolds Price's eponymous narrator is a North Carolinian man pushing fifty--tired, once credulous, now an unwilling and...

Alumni Register

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 Even though it was summer, football was the featured topic at nearby Duke club events when head football coach Carl Franks '83 went on the road in July and August for his annual preseason tour. His...
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 Four alumni--a divinity school dean, a research scientist, an aspiring teacher, and a recent graduate--have been elected to Duke's board of trustees. Clarence "C.G." Newsome '72, M.Div. '75, Ph.D...
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 Over the years, alumni have requested that Duke have a physical presence in New York City, a "club," like the Harvard Club or the Yale Club, where members can get together. But the cost was...
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 Alston's challenge: "how you make everybody feel like they're part of the campus".Duke has been at the center of a personal journey for Wilton Alston B.S.E. '81. From the first-party-of-freshman-...

Between the Lines

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 Our built environments aren't just our living and working spaces. They're also symbolic statements of what we value.This issue delves into two very different buildings that speak to very different...

Sports

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 Holding their own: wrestler Cass, right, with coach Anderson.In early June 2000, Duke's wrestling team had an away match. Their flight departed behind schedule, and they were late. Their hosts had...

Q&A

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 Cotten: welcoming foreign students, while protecting national security.Why should America, at this time, welcome foreign students in its universities?The obvious answer, of course, is that...
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 Is a low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet both effective and safe?We recently reported that a low-carbohydrate diet (Atkins-type) works for weight loss, and on average the lipid profiles (one...