If you’re approaching Dick Brodhead to sum up his presidency—is “exit interview” really a good term?—there are a couple of things you discover. One... Read more
From left: SoundPure owner Todd Atlas; Durham county commissioner Wendy Jacobs; Durham Hotel owner Daniel Robinson; Shoeboxed's Taylor Mingos; Jake Stauch of NeuroPlus; photographer/arts advocate Tim Walter; and Durham City Council member Jillian Johnson on The Durham Hotel's roof.
The evening begins with a local beer on the rooftop of The Durham Hotel. It’s breezy outside, and not yet dark, with a gibbous moon just starting to... Read more
A cormorant splashes around in the Duke Stormwater Reclamation Pond while Megan Fork, sitting in the shade under the shelter at the end of the pier... Read more
At two in the morning, Becky Holmes ’15 straightens her aching back and shoulders, rounded for the past few hours over the too-low steel of her food... Read more

Winter 2016

WILLIAM A. JOHNSON, professor of classical studies, taught in Duke Kunshan University’s first semester, served as its inaugural chair of faculty, and has worked on the DKU curriculum:“Is that man...
It’s a midmorning in July just outside Raleigh, and Mati Energy’s 30,000-square-foot brewing facility is already pretty toasty. Here, Tatiana Birgisson ’12 is leading a monthly meeting with her...
Vincent Price named Duke presidentIn an afternoon ceremony at Penn Pavilion on December 2, Vincent Price, provost of the University of Pennsylvania since 2009, was introduced to the Duke community...
THE CATALYST: Neurobiology professor—and amateur guitarist— Dale Purves has long been fascinated by music. While his research focuses on vision and visual perception, he also has delved into...
Gunther Peck, an associate professor of history and public policy, teaches nineteenth-and twentieth-century American social and cultural history, comparative immigration and labor studies, and...
When Laurie Bley stepped on stage in Johannesburg to welcome attendees to MMX16, the annual Duke Menell Media Exchange, she entered to the strains of “The Room Where It Happens,” the song from the...
Learning his way in AfghanistanJoshua Partlow ’00, a foreign correspondent for The Washington Post, has reported extensively throughout South America and the Middle East. His first book, A Kingdom...
Some days are better than others,” says DeVon Edwards, sitting in the Yoh Football Center a week after knee surgery, his crutches propped against the adjacent chair. “Some days I wake up and it...
We hear that another Blue Devil—NBA Commissioner Adam Silver ’84—had something to do with recruiting you to lead the WNBA. Is that true?Yes, over a dinner last year at President Brodhead’s home, we...
Being named the chief academic officer of West Point has great meaning for CINDY JEBB A.M. ’92, Ph.D. ’97. It’s where, as a young woman, she found her place.She discovered the United States Military...
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Four alumni have been nominated to Duke’s board of trustees by the executive committee of the board of directors of the Duke Alumni Association. William A. Hawkins III B.S.E. ’76 is eligible for re-...
As a popular cultural attraction in North Durham, the Duke Homestead offers residents and visitors a chance to explore the beginnings of the Duke family’s remarkable tobacco business. What most...