IN THE DARKENED BLACK BOX of the tiny Brody Theater in Branson Hall, a cone of light shines down from a single spot, illuminating an empty circle on... Read more
Sophia Jamal '17 says there's no obvious structure for international students to network for jobs.
Thamina Stoll ’17 is sharing the sort of story that has sentences like, “In the end, I know that everything will be okay,” right alongside, “You can’... Read more
In college, Vince Price’s first stage performance was as a character called The Little Man in The Madwoman of Chaillot, a French farce. And it was a... Read more
Benton Wise ’13 doesn’t look much like a high-school teacher.Standing in front of a small group of students in a light-yet-not-Carolina-blue Duke... Read more

Summer 2017

At first, the bees terrified Tara Chapman ’03.For an entire year, she wore a full bee suit, wrapping the cuffs of her sleeves and pants with duct tape before checking on two hives she had set up in...
A Duke researcher explains the mystery of the cockeyed squidPh.D. researcher Katie Thomas is a visual ecologist—she studies animal eyes and how they develop and work—so you can easily understand her...
Two events that happened within two days of each other got the attention of chemistry major Vaibhav Tadepalli ’17 and chemistry Ph.D. student Chris Reyes. But they had nothing to do with chemistry....
When the Duke Department Of V-DAY Zine came out, the single sheet of paper that origami turned into a sixteen-page publication, while impressive, was the least clever thing about it. “I would ask...
In the basement of Biddle Hall, off a quiet midcentury-modern lobby where a fountain cheerfully splashes, hundreds of years’ worth of classic musical instruments sit, illuminated and displayed...
THE CATALYST: At the turn of the decade, Scott Huettel, professor of psychology and neuroscience, was pitching a course on neuroethics, the new field that merges neuroscience and ethics so that, in...
Both of you have switched research areas over your careers. What prompted the switching?Ladd: I wasn’t sure I had anything new to say around state and local finance. The same issues were coming up...
All night long people are up and down, the noise complicating sleep. Parties. Barking dogs. Motorcycles and cars driving by. Kids crying. People talking, laughing, using the bathroom. Sleep becomes...
The time during each baseball game that should be most leisurely— the half-inning break— is often the most stressful for Jack Labosky.“Sometimes it’s kind of a mad scramble during the game [when] I’...
A community of the defiantSusannah Meadows ’95 is an accomplished journalist and a mother. Her new book, The Other Side of Impossible: Ordinary People Who Faced Daunting Medical Challenges and...
As of July 1, you are the chair of the Duke board of trustees. What’s been rewarding about being on the board?One rewarding project that comes to mind: We did a study of the relationship of the Duke...
When you meet WILL A. SMITH M.B.A. ’86, you should expect a greeting both energetic and upbeat.“My personality is to see the glass half full,” he says. “I think: I can fill that with more. I can...
I was a thirty-five-year-old established executive working for Wachovia when I started the Weekend Executive M.B.A. program at the Fuqua School of Business. At Wachovia, I was used to working in...
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Inside an industrial space filled with exposed brick walls and ceiling pipes overlooking the East River in Brooklyn, cameramen are setting up their shots while an assistant director gives last-...
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On a mid-March afternoon in Room 101 of the Mary Duke Biddle Music Building, Panera catering boxes stack high at the front of the room, a half-filled jug of OJ and green coffee cups scattered about...
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Spring Breakthrough brought academics right to students at Duke during mid-March; however, other opportunities took place off-campus. Alternative Spring Break, which, as part of Duke Student Affairs...
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When Marshall Price came to interview for a job at Duke’s Nasher Museum of Art in 2013, he discussed an exhibition he was already mulling: Price wanted to feature emerging artist Nina Chanel Abney....
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 On one wall at Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies hangs a pair of large maps, a few yards apart, connected by yarn of yellow, blue, red, orange. One map represents the town of Mebane, in...
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One day while wandering the stacks in the Perkins Library in 1969, Duke student Charlie Bond idly opened a door to what he thought was a closet. It turned out to be a stairwell, blocked at the...