The Duke Honor Council had Kushal Kadakia at hello.“On opening night of orientation week,” recalls Kadakia, a rising senior biology and public policy... Read more
The honor of pressing the button fell to Matthias Gromeier. The button activated a pump that was connected to a syringe containing a genetically... Read more
In my sophomore spring, I spontaneously signed up for an “Archives Alive” course titled “History of the Book.” I worked with an eighteenth-century... Read more
Arriving at Clinique’s sleek offices, headquartered in the General Motors building towering above Fifth Avenue in New York City, visitors could be... Read more

Summer 2018

When I’ve taught magazine journalism, my departure point has been Tom Wolfe’s essay on “The New Journalism.” It’s an argument for applying familiar literary devices—scene-setting, point of view,...
ANIMALSIT’S A WORLD OF TRADEOFFS, PART I: Toenail fungus seems to have given up sexual reproduction in order to more effectively reproduce on your feet.IT’S A WORLD OF TRADEOFFS, PART II: Snapping...
Nearly a year later, the niche in the chapel’s entrance remains vacant. But no one has forgotten about it.The Commission on Memory and History, formed after the activity of last August, has aimed to...
When Adam Wax A.M. ’96, Ph.D. ’99, president and chief scientist of Lumedica, has a question about the basic science behind the design of the affordable, cutting-edge biomedical imaging machines...
At a lectern in the White Lecture Hall on East Campus in March, civil rights activist, professor, and journalist Charlie Cobb admitted to his audience that activists mistrust how they’re represented...
Rodney Wynkoop settles into the spot near the front of the chancel in the chapel, the spot in the choir rows where he’s sat just about every Sunday for nearly thirty years.“When I’m sitting here...
RECOMMENDATIONS from Rae DelBlanco '14In her debut novel Rough Animals (Arcade Publishing), DelBianco makes a powerful entrance to the contemporary Western genre, weaving the poetic and laconic tale...
What’s your best piece of advice to newly arrived Duke first-years?Embrace the creative confusion of your time at Duke, the freedom to explore new ideas and try out the full range of possibilities...
April is crunch time for college tennis teams, and for the top player on Duke’s men’s team, redshirt junior Nicolás Álvarez, to step away for a week during the cruelest month, it had to be for...
Enchantment, as you see it, is more than wish-fulfillment or escapism. It changes our relationship to the world, and it involves the little things we do to make the world go our way—tokens, devices...
Sure, Jack Davis ’14 has seen and enjoyed Scream and Final Destination, those signature modern-day horror-film classics. Yet it wasn’t so much a love for the genre that led him to cofound Crypt TV...
This summer, anxious freshmen prepare to see their new living quarters and meet the person they will be living with for the next nine months. Duke students arriving as freshmen today live on East...