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The Best Food on Campus

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Investi gate Women’s Studi es this Fall! WST 49S.01 1 st Year Seminar: Culture and Agriculture MW 2:50 – 4:05 PM, 201 White Recently, there has been an increasing awareness of the “where” of our food supply with growing concerns of food safety, food security, food sovereignty, and the farreaching social, ecological, economic, and political implications of a global food system. The concepts of “food miles,” “foodshed” and “food desert” have entered mainstream lexicon, while “local” and “organic” have risen to such prominence they risk becoming mere, neoliberalized brands themselves. Within the academy, however, these topics remain relatively under-studied, particularly given their theoretical vagueness—and their significance for human survival. A feminist perspective has much to offer these burgeoning ideas about food.

WST 150.01 Gender & Culture in African Societies – Akosua Darkwah MW 1:15- 2:30 PM (crosslisted with: CULANTH 180.04 and AAAS 199.04) – Carr 114 This course examines the ways in which culture shapes the positions of men and women in African society. Students will be introduced to material which analyses cultures and cultural practices as dynamic and rooted in socio-economic conditions and power relations. We will consider gender relations and culture as sites of contestation and struggle. The course begins with an overview of key concepts in gender studies and debates about accepted notions of culture. Later sections examine the contexts in which these concepts operate, assess how gender and culture operates in African society and various levels of responses to gender inequality in these societies. This course is designed to introduce students to a wide range of literature on gender and culture in Africa and to expose them to both the classical as well as contemporary discussions on gender in the African continent.

WST 205 Debates in Women’s Studies – Jonna Eagle TH 2:50 – 5:20 PM, 201 White The course is designed to introduce graduate students to major debates in women’s studies. Over the course of the semester we will investigate a number of contested concepts, themes, and issues. More specifically, we will explore the key categories of gender, sex, and sexuality; investigate the relationship between equality and difference; and debate controversial issues including the character and function of domestic service work, the status of sex work, and the use and/or abuse of reproductive technologies. Throughout the course we will consider the relationship between gender and other axes of difference like race, class, and sexuality, and think about how feminist projects could be crafted so that they attend to differences among gendered subjects.

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The Refectory

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From its famed oatmeal in the morning to servings of Indian Dal and meatball spaghetti in the afternoon, the Refectory has many offerings for vegans and meat-lovers alike. Located in the Divinity School, the Refectory is a great spot for a quick, healthy lunch date with a current flame or a group of friends. It serves up home-cooked meals just like those your mom wishes you were eating instead of cold pizza and garlic bread. The Refectory is also the place to go for the ultimate comfort meal—the eatery serves delicously buttery grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup daily. There are really no options to avoid at this organic, homey eatery. But if you’re watching your weight, try to stay away from the extensive collection of treats, which include blueberry cheesecake, jumbo brownies and slices of pecan pie (Warning: few have succeeded in their attempts).

Conveniently located at the end of the West Union Building, The Loop is a prime location for grabbing a bite between classes on West Campus. The selection of freshly made wraps and sandwiches ranges from bacon cheeseburgers to ahi tuna. A classic chicken caesar salad is also a must. Watch out, however, for long lines during the lunch hour and slower prep time than typical fast food. One of the most popular dining establishments on campus, The Loop is a place to see and be seen. In fact, if you run into fewer than 10 acquaintances on your trip for some warm bleu cheese chips (an absolute treat), you are probably missing an event with free food. Aside from awkward encounters with former hook-ups, the atmosphere is also perfect for chatting about your day and plans for the night with the friends you came with. So grab a bowl of thick tomato bisque and enjoy some people watching on the plaza with a delicious, hearty meal sure to refuel you for your next lecture.

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Best Place to Dine Like an Adult

Upstairs at the Commons Although the service is notoriously slow and a steak may occasionally appear on your plate in place of salmon, the Faculty Commons is the best way to escape from the monotony of campus dining while staying just a short walk from your dorm room. The Faculty Commons is open for lunch and dinner and certainly makes either meal a break from the normal hustle-bustle of an on-campus lifestyle. While dining among friends, faculty and staff members you can chomp on some juicy salmon with ripe asparagus and fluffy whipped potatoes discussing everything from Shooters nights to the Thoreau reading for your English class. Or, opt for a select vegetarian entree of the day and greet your favorite professor who just ordered the same. Whatever you do, make sure you have enough time and good conversation to wine and dine with friends until the food comes—hopefully to the correct table. But a bite into your food may just make you forget the wait.


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This 24-hour late-night staple will help put back all the calories you burned from a hard night of cramming—and then some. While some opt for a bucket of chicken nuggets, others careful to stick to their diet say “no” to a supersize order of fries. Either way, you are sure to greet one of your Econ classmates doing the same. With so few eateries on campus open in the wee hours of the morning, starving study buddies may make a late McFlurry run. Although ordering a Big Mac at 3 a.m. is no one’s proudest moment, it will provide some much-needed satisfaction for those study break hunger pains. We may hate to admit it, but some days you just need some greasy, obnoxiously salty french fries.

Located at the crossroads between Trinity and Pratt, Twinnie’s brings the best of both worlds together. English and Biomedical Engineering majors may not share the same academic passions, but they both share a hankering for fresh tuna salad wraps and Starbucks coffee. For a mid-day trip before science class or a meeting with your engineering professor, Twinnie’s is the perfect atmosphere to mitigate the stress induced by a tough exam. Whether you need to get your hands on that first cup of java or simply need to grab some grub before the fifteen minute walk back to the real West Campus, Twinnie’s is a great stop to rest your feet. Don’t forget to grab a sweet treat after your meal to raise your Chemistry grade or simply have a provision to hold you over until you reach the Chapel. Those over 21 can even grab a free beer on Friday afternoons.

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Alpine Bagels Sure, the winding line during brunch hours resembles a queue for a Disney ride. But for many students, the staple morning bagel is well worth the wait. For just a small bit of dough—pun intended—you get a full, portable breakfast, lunch or snack that will keep you full for the walks across campus. In the morning, customers stand in line for their banana walnut bagel with honey raisin cream cheese or a Rise-n-Shine, the classic bagel with an egg combo. Others head toward the front of the West Union Building to get their fro-yo fix. In addition to bagels and lunch meat sandwiches, Alpine Bagels serves up its ever-popular light treat in a rotating selection of flavors and with an array of toppings. Although the restaurant’s signature bagels do not come close to those students from New York and New Jersey may be familiar with, they are still filling and are a satisfying alternative to a sit-down meal when you’re on the run.

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Loco Pops Strolling down the BC Plaza on a hot summer day can be excruciating. But with the help of a little icy treat on a stick, you’ll cool down as soon as you enter the BC doors. Loco Pops started as a stand-alone store in downtown Durham, but brought a stand to the BC Walkway when it became a favorite among Duke students who were first introduced to the treats during Orientation Week. These “gourmet frozen pops” come in flavors like Mexican chocolate and hibiscus flower, making you feel as though you’re licking something right out of a five-star restaurant. Although they are a bit pricey—$2 for a large— Loco Pops are convenient, cold and hit the spot. The workers behind the cart will work to make your first popsicle experience a pleasure by recommending flavors and giving a shout-out to their favorites. So next time you grab a Pauly Dog and are craving something sweet to counteract your previous salt intake, turn around and enjoy a gourmet pop experience.

Come meet Dr. Dan Rittschof, Marine Lab Director of Undergraduate Studies, and learn about what the Marine Lab has to offer. Check your Duke orientation schedule for the time and place!

• Come visit the Marine Lab in person! Student Visitation Day is Sat., Sept. 12 Free bus ride to and from the beach, great food and activities! E-mail for details and to reserve a spot.

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Discover Durham: Entertainment beyond the Gothic walls American Tobacco Campus

Full Frame Film Festival

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Carolina Theater, a Durham cultural icon dating back to 1926, hosts many concerts and films throughout the year. But one event that should not be missed by Duke students is the annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. This year’s festival will run April 8-11, and offers more than 100 films as well as discussions and panels. A.O. Scott of the New York Times said praised the festival saying, “In Durham last weekend, you could walk into the stately dark of the Carolina Theatre and lose yourself in real life.”

A highly advertised Durham location, the American Tobacco Campus has a full list of attractions to entertain, from dining to shopping to concerts. It has a somewhat industrial feel, but with the Durham Bulls Stadium is a staple of the city. The campus puts on a fairly regular schedule of events, with everything from a quilt show to an authentic N.C. bluegrass concert. Get to know the real South, in all its commercial allure—and enjoy it too.

Durham Farmer’s Market

Durham Bulls Athletic Park

Hungry for another taste of the South? Every Saturday and Wednesday until September, the Durham Farmer’s Market offers the freshest selection of not only greens and veggies but delectable desserts, homemade bath products and crafts too. Juicy, red strawberries top the crop, and try the hot peppers if you enjoy a bit of fire. There’s plenty of entertainment to be found too in conversing with the farmers or watching local musicians perform.

Shooters II may well be the epicenter of student debauchery, playing host to all manner of events few other venues would dare accommodate. Boasting a mechanical bull, a suspended cage and bars lining the mirrored dance floor, Shooters is much more than a bar. It is a favorite night spot of a surprising portion of the student population—you never know who you will see, or what they will be doing. It is an essential part of the Duke undergraduate experience.

If you’ve ever seen the movie “Bull Durham,” you’ll know the team has a steamy reputation. But a Bulls game is a classic, hotdogmunching and soda-slurping excursion—and a low-budget way to wile away a hot Durham evening. Keep your own score for the number of free t-shirts and other giveaways you catch. Dust off your dance moves for the nd watch out for the big bull during home runs.

Accept the Challenge! Become an America Reads Tutor The America Reads Challenge asks college students to join a national effort to ensure that children can read well and independently by the end of the third grade. Duke America Reads, a volunteer and work-study program, joins this effort by placing tutors in public schools to improve the reading skills of Durham’s youngest children.

Two ways to make a difference: Volunteer Tutors • Serve as a reading tutor at least one semester for two hours each week. • Attend training sessions led by reading specialists. • Tutor at Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership schools. • Apply to the Duke Center for Civic Engagement - Durham Programs by September 15. Federal Work-Study Tutors • Serve as a reading tutor two semesters for up to six hours each week. • Attend training sessions led by reading specialists. • Receive $13.25 per hour if you’re an undergraduate or $16.25 per hour if you’re a graduate or professional student. • Tutor at Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership schools. • Apply to the Duke Center for Civic Engagement - Durham Programs by September 15. For more information and an application, contact the Duke Center for Civic Engagement - Durham Programs at 684-4377 or

WHY ACCEPT THE AMERICA READS CHALLENGE? • Nationally, 40% of fourth graders cannot read as well as they should. • Students who cannot read independently by the fourth grade are less likely to complete high school. • Studies find that sustained, individualized attention and tutoring can raise reading levels. • Share the joy of reading. • Make a difference in a child’s life. • Be a role model. • Support local schools. • It’s fun!


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Richard Brodhead, president Since arriving at Duke five years ago, Brodhead, the school’s highest-ranking official, has been in charge of steering the University and the Medical Center. Repeatedly urging students to take charge of their own Duke experience, Brodhead has prioritized financial aid, independent research and the undergraduate experience during his tenure. The former dean of Yale College faced some difficult situations upon his arrival in Durham, including the wooing of Coach K by the L.A. Lakers. His most challeng-

ing task has been weathering the intense scrutiny fixed on Duke in the wake of the lacrosse case, as many observers have criticized his handling of the affair. But Brodhead’s administration achieved a major goal last Fall with the completion of the $300 million Financial Aid Initiative. This year, Brodhead will focus on addressing the University’s $125 million budget deficit by encouraging alumni donations and overseeing changes in human resources.

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Dzau is the top boss at the Medical Center—which encompasses the Medical School, Duke Clinic and Duke Hospital—and chief executive officer of the Duke University Health System, which runs health care facilities and research centers around North Carolina. Since taking office in July 2004—at the same time as Brodhead—Dzau has worked to expand Duke’s influence in the area of global health, while also helping to improve health care in the Durham community. Dzau specializes in cardiovascular disease and is the former chair of the Department of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.


Can a child count on you this fall? Join the national effort to improve math education this fall by becoming a tutor in the America Counts program. Modeled after the very successful America Reads Challenge, America Counts lets volunteers and university students in the federal work-study program tutor elementary-school students in basic math.

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Where do tutors work? At one of eight Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership elementary and middle schools.

When do I tutor? America Counts tutors work with children during school, Monday through Friday.

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Democratic state Sen. Dan Blue, Law ‘73, was elected to chair the University’s Board in May, replacing former Wachovia CEO Robert Steel, Trinity, ’73. As Board chair, Blue will be responsible for overseeing the University’s governing body. The Board of Trustees meets four times a year to map out long-term goals for the University and approve major financial and policy decisions. Blue is the Board’s first black chair and also served as the first black Speaker of the N.C. House of Representatives from 1991 to 1994. He attended North Carolina Central University before earning his law degree from Duke and embarking on a long career as a state legislator. Blue has been a Board member since 1995 and he served as vice chair before ascending to the top post this summer.

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Tallman Trask, executive vice president Trask oversees all aspects of the University except for academics. His jurisdiction includes facilities, security, dining, construction, parking services and the school’s annual budget. He is also Duke’s treasurer. One of Trask’s challenges this year will be coordinating early retirement incentives for employees as part of an effort to cut $50 million from the budget.

Peter Lange, provost As the provost, Lange is the chief academic officer, responsible for advancing the education and research missions of the University. He works with deans and other senior officers to maintain the quality of Duke’s research, instruction, faculty, student affairs and academic infrastructure. All major academic hiring and curricular changes are conducted through his office.


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Michael Schoenfeld, vice president for public affairs and government relations Recently stepping into his position in July 2008, Schoenfeld replaced John Burness as Duke’s top public relations man. Schoenfeld represents Duke to the community and media outlets while coordinating with Phail Wynn, who represents the University to the Durham and regional community.

Steve Nowicki, dean of undergraduate education The former dean of natural sciences joined the ranks in Summer 2007 as dean of undergraduate education and coordinates the academic and non-academic sides of the undergraduate experience. Reporting to Provost Peter Lange, Nowicki has overtaken the reworking of the Campus Culture Initiative from Lange and headed up plans for the remodeling of Central Campus.

Larry Moneta, vice president for student affairs Moneta is responsible for the lives of students outside the classroom at Duke. He oversees residence life, student organizations, the Career Center and Judicial Affairs. He is also charged with working with students to manage the social scene at Duke. Moneta will spend the Fall semester in Croatia on a Fullbright Research scholarship.

George McLendon, dean of Trinity College and dean of the faculty of arts and sciences In the role of two major academic positions, McLendon manages both the curricular and institutional programs of Trinity College and the more than 600 faculty members in the arts and sciences. A biological chemist by discipline, McLendon became dean of the faculty of arts and sciences in July 2004, and replaced Robert Thompson as dean of Trinity College this July. Thompson, who has been lauded for shaping the Undergraduate Writing Program, has returned to teaching. In his dual role, one of McLendon’s goals will be integrating the undergraduate and graduate offerings as well as the teaching and research goals of the University.

Thomas Katsouleas, dean of the Pratt School of Engineering Following the selection of a nationwide search, Katsouleas joined the engineering ranks in the summer of 2008, replacing former dean Kristina Johnson, who was confirmed as President Barack Obama’s Under Secretary for Energy in May. Katsouleas will work to advance the engineering curriculum and hire world-class faculty.

Alison Rabil, assistant vice provost and director of financial aid Rabil, who joined Duke’s top brass in November 2008, oversees Duke’s financial aid, including the more than 40 percent of undergraduates who receive need-based aid. Her position will now reap the benefits of the $300 million Financial Aid Initiative completed in Fall 2008. Rabil previously served as financial aid director at Barnard College.



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Dinin’ in Durham

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Watts Grocery Baba Ghannouj Elmo’s Diner Watts Grocery has a distinctively Durham taste. That’s because the chef is a Durham native and has been working in the local food industry for more than 20 years. Amy Tornquist oversaw the Nasher Cafe and ran Sage and Swift—a popular catering company for many Duke functions. Watts Grocery offers extremely fresh, locally sourced ingredients combined to form unexpectedly enjoyable dishes. Watts serves lunch, dinner, late night and brunch and its menu is always changing to match the season. Whether you want indulge in a Southern favorite like shrimp and grits or try pork tenderloin in a blackberry sage sauce, Watts has something that is sure to please your palate. So learn more about what’s growing right down the street from your dorm the tasty way—and bring someone special for a meal thats sure to leave both of your tongues wanting more.

This tempting Mediterranean bistro serves up cuisine that is part Lebanese, part Greek, and thoroughly delicious. The service is slow, but the wait is well worth it when a piping-hot platter of freshly baked pita bread and hummus arrives at their table for round one of many courses. Eaters with eyes bigger than their stomachs should be wary: Those in the kitchen are not timid about portions, and each dish on the menu packs a surprisingly hefty amount of food for its dollar value. Fortunately, diners will feel no need to apologize after gobbling up an indecent amount of pita bread. The chicken shawirma wraps, gyros and falafel pack a punch, but are prepared by hand, grilled rather than fried and made with only the freshest and most flavorful ingredients. In other words, Baba Ghannouj’s fare is the rare pleasure that is guilt-free.

No matter what time you finally drag yourself out of bed after the wild night you may not remember (or at least wish you didn’t), Elmo’s is still serving a delectable breakfast remedy perfectly suited to whatever your morning-after taste may be. Serving what may be the best diner food on the planet, Elmo’s offers a delicious variety of square meals, sandwhiches and, of course, breakfast all day. Try the Elmo Burger or a breakfast burrito. Pumpkin panckakes are an Elmo’s specialty and should never be passed up when they appear on the menu, and the shepard’s pie is sure to delight. A short walk from East Campus and a favorite of Durhamites, Elmo’s is a great place to go with friends for a relaxed meal packed with comfort food. But if you aren’t in any shape to hold a conversation with anyone, sit at the counter and listen to the locals while you munch your ketchup-soaked hashbrowns.

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Cook Out With a milk shake flavor to suit your every mood, there’s never a good reason not to make the drive down Hillsborough to Cook Out. The shakes are rarely served within in the 30-second time frame that all conscientious Cook Out employees strive for, but you won’t mind the wait too much when you’re jostling at the walk-up window in a mob scene that resembles the Bryan Center Walkway during a free T-shirt distribution. If you want the authentic experience, hop on the hood of a parked car with a group of your most rambunctious friends and top your Fancy Shake off with an order of hush puppies for a truly Southern experience. And if you’re feeling a bit guilty when your straw scrapes the styrofoam, rest assured: Each cup is graced with a Bible verse, the perfect penance for a Blue Devil who’s just consumed a sinfully good shake.

The Best Way to Write a Paper

Mad Hatter’s When you wake up on a Sunday afternoon and remember that Writing 20 paper you have to write for tomorrow, comfort yourself with a cookie that’s large enough to feed the starting lineup of the Duke men’s basketball team. The decadent concoctions come in just about every mold and color you can imagine, and you can’t go wrong with a slice of anything out of the cake case. Best of all, the bakery is equipped with free wireless Internet access so you can surf the Web for pictures from last night—I mean, research. The price of these sweet treats is steep, but there’s nothing to ease the pain of impressing your professor like a cup of your favorite beverage and a chocolate chip cookie the size of your face.

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Magnolia Grill This upscale eatery would do you in for the semester if it was on Food Points. But when Mom and Dad are in town for Parents’ Weekend and you’re looking for the perfect venue in which to gloss over your grade in Econ 51, there’s no place like the Magnolia Grill. Although the restaurant’s unadorned place settings and dim lighting are far from flashy, make no mistake: You’re a long way from the Marketplace. The Magnolia Grill was named the 11th best restaurant in the country by Gourmet magazine, and for good reason. Intimidating fare like “octopus salami” is on the menu, but have no fear: You’ll find yourself savoring every bite of dishes you wouldn’t have touched with a 10-foot pole before you became a worldly college student.

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Meet your... Student Awa Nur, DSG president Senior Awa Nur will draw on a wide variety of campus experiences in her role as Duke Student Government president, a position that requires a knowledge of student interests and the ability to convey those interests to University administrators. A political science major and Virginia native, Nur served last year as DSG chief of staff, overseeing the DSG cabinet. Nur is also involved with the Baldwin Scholars program, Black Student Alliance and Dukes and Duchesses. During her term as DSG president, Nur is looking to simplify the financial aid application process and provide more support for summer terms, give the Office of Study Abroad a more active advising role and help DSG more effectively reach out to student groups on campus. Gender issues will also take high priority in Nur’s agenda, with the Women’s Center potentially serving as an umbrella group to several other organizations, such as the Women’s Mentoring Network. Nur will push for sororities to have space on campus as well. Nur is the first female DSG president in a decade and only the second Black female president in the organization’s history. She ran against three other candidates, winning a tight race with 35.1 percent of the 2,700 total ballots cast in the race.


Leaders Gregory Morrison DSG executive vice president

Stephen Temple Campus Council president

Zachary Perret Duke University Union president

Michelle Fang Asian Student Association president

Amanda Turner Black Student Alliance president

Michelle Lozano Mi Gente co-president

Catalina Blanco Buitrago Mi Gente co-president

Eric Kaufman Interfraternity Council president


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T-shirts Shorts Belts Outerwear Stuffed Animals Pillows Paperweights Basketballs Soccer Balls CDs Watches Youth Clothing and much more! Upper Level, Bryan Center Phone: 919.684.2344 VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, DukeCard, Cash, Personal Checks

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Dance Program

pen House

The Ark, East Campus Repertory Auditions Wednesday, August 26, 2009 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. • African Repertory with Ava Vinesett

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009 4:30-6:00 p.m. The Ark Dance Studio Porch, East Campus

7:30 - 8:15 p.m. • Modern Repertory with Andrea Woods 8:15 - 9:00 p.m. • Ballet Repertory with Julie Walters

Optional African Dance session 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Ark Come and meet the dance faculty and other students interested in dance! • Questions Answered • Refreshments Served

• Audition Information • News of this year’s Dance Events

Please join us for this informal get-together!


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Full Disclosure: The Chronicle Three things you should know about Duke’s student-run daily newspaper 1. History The Chronicle is actually older than Duke University itself. It was first published as the Trinity Chronicle in 1905, and Trinity College became Duke University in 1924. In 1968, The Chronicle began to publish daily. The Chronicle now publishes every day that classes are in session at Duke, in addition to its weekly publication during the first summer session. Several noteworthy alumni have been Chronicle staffers during their time at Duke, including renowned global health expert Dr. Paul Farmer, Trinity ’82, accomplished sports journalist John Feinstein, Trinity ’77, and New York Magazine founding editor Clay Felker, Trinity ’51. And that strong journalism tradition continues today. The Princeton Review recently ranked The Chronicle as the ninth best college newspaper in the country.

2. Opportunities But The Chronicle offers opportunities that go beyond journalism to students who are interested in becoming involved with the newspaper. The Chronicle is a news organization that is not just for writers and reporters, or students who want to pursue a career in journalism. The Chronicle is looking for volunteers who are interested in something, whether that is journalism, photography, Web design, politics, sports, medicine, pop culture, blogging, Twittering, etc. The Chronicle is a place where students can pursue an interest and become passionate about it. For example, we will debut a new Web site this Fall at The site was built entirely by students, and students will have final say over what content gets posted on the site.

3. Freedom Unlike other student organizations on campus, The Chronicle is independent of the University. It is incorporated as a nonprofit corporation called the Duke Student Publishing Company. The editor serves as president of the DSPC and reports to a Board of Directors, which consists mostly of Chronicle alumni. The Chronicle earns nearly all of its revenue through advertising and commands an annual expense budget of around $1 million. This means students have the unique opportunity to make day-to-day editorial decisions entirely on their own. Hopefully by now we have convinced you to join The Chronicle, but if not we hope you will at least pick up the paper. Make your voice heard by sending a letter to the editor to, posting comments on our Web site or blogs or just come up to our office in 301 Flowers and let us know what you think!


Sushi Rolls Children in Contemporary Society Certificate Program The CCS certificate program enables students to pursue a course of study in which they will use a multi-disciplinary approach to analyze issues facing children, families, and the society responsible for their development. Students will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with a Duke faculty member as they research one or more issues, and they will learn skills to use the research to inform policy and practice. The certificate requires the completion of six courses. To learn more, please see the Web site,, or contact Christina Gibson-Davis, Faculty Director, Core Courses

Buy One Get One Free* Join us Sunday through Thursday 4:30 p.m. until close

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Available All Day, Everyday

Fall 2009

Children in Contemporary Society CCS 150.01/ PUBPOL 124.01 Clara Muschkin TuTh 10:05 - 11:20 a.m.

What does it mean to be a child in the 21st century? Using an interdisciplinary approach, this course provides an overview of issues facing today’s youth, from childhood through adolescence.

Children in Contemporary Society Research Seminar CCS 190S.01 Christina Gibson-Davis (permission required) Elective Courses

Research course in which students will engage in original research on a specific project with a faculty mentor. The course will culminate in a scholarly written project.


Fall 2009

Making Social Policy CCS 264S.22/ Looking at a range of social policy issues, this course will focus PUBPOL 264S.22/ on when and why policymakers use research – and when and SOC 299S.22 why they don’t. The course will expose students to current Jenni Owen social policy challenges. W F 11:40 a.m. - 12:55 p.m.


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Visual Guide to the Duke Campus Need help navigating the gothic wonderland? Here is your definitive guide to help you the next time you get lost.

The Law School

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* and having fun doing it!!! Make the Earth your classroom! Come talk to us about majoring in Environmental Sciences/Policy or Earth and Ocean Sciences, or just about taking a class. You get lots of interaction with professors, go on great field trips and have access to graduate resources and classes. Join us and learn more about your world.

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AB in Environmental Sciences and Policy BS in Environmental Sciences AB and BS in Earth and Ocean Sciences

To find out more put in your Web browser or e-mail us at: Photos of undergrad students on field trips CIEMAS


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The Link



Applications due by Friday, September 4th

Students who want to excel in leadership, service, advocacy and awareness. Students who enjoy listening to their peers and their needs in order to make Duke a better place. Students who like to have fun, have a good sense of humor, and are dedicated to making a difference. Students who will have frank discussions about important health issues facing college students.

Join the Healthy Devil peer educators! STAR Students for Tobacco and Alcohol Reform

French Family Science Center

ESTEEM Educating Students to Eliminate Eating Misconceptions DELISH Duke Educational Leaders In Sexual Health MINDS Mental Issues and Needs Of Duke Students

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For more information contact Lindsey Bickers Bock 668-0997 or

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Duke University Police Department (919) 684-2444 Emergency Maintenance/ Lockout Service (919) 684-6334 SAFERides (919) 684-SAFE (7233) Safewalks (919) 684-WALK (9255) DukeCard Office (919) 684-5800

Health and Wellness Student Health Center (919) 684-WELL (9355) East Campus Wellness Center (919) 613-1111 Women’s Center and Sexual Assault Support Services (919) 684-3897 Counseling and Psychological Services (919) 660-1000

Administrative Services Office of the President (919) 684-2424 Student Affairs (919) 684-3737 Office of Student Activities and Facilities (919) 684-4741 Dean of Students Office (919) 668-DUKE (3853) Residence Life and Housing Services East Campus Office (919) 684-5320 Residence Life and Housing Services West Campus Office (919) 668-0746 Office of Information Technology (919) 684-2200 The Chronicle (919) 684-2663 Perkins Library Reference Desk (919) 660-5880


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F u e l Yo u r C a re e r a n d F e e d Yo u r M i n d wi th H i stor y! Questions of War and Peace

Experience the Wider World

Male & Female Soldiers in the World Wars History 105S.03 (CCI, R, CZ) Gateway seminar Suitable for 1st-year students, open to all Anna Krylova TuTh 3:05-5:35

Jewish History, 1492-Present History of Africa: From Antiquity to History 134C.01 (CCI, EI, SS, CZ) Early Modern Times Suitable for 1st-year students, open to all History 115A.01 (CCI, CZ, SS) Malachi Hacohen Suitable for 1st-year students, open to all WF 11:40-12:55 Bruce Hall TuTh 8:30-9:45 Tudor-Stuart Britain History 107A.01 (R, W, CZ) Middle Passages Suitable for 1st-year students, open to all History 49S.02 (CZ, SS, CCI, EI ) Philip Stern Seminar for 1st-year students only! WF 11:40-12:55 Jan Ewald Tu 4:25-6:55 Europe in the 20th Century History 135A.01 (CCI, CZ) Topics on the Third World & the West Suitable for 1st-year students, open to all History 75.01 (CCI, CZ) Eve Duffy Suitable for 1st-year students WF 2:50-4:05 Vasant Kaiwar TuTh 4:25-5:40 The End of Russian Socialism History 114.01 (CCI, EI, CZ, SS) Medieval Christendom, Conflict Suitable for 1st-year students, open to all History 156C.01 (CCI, CZ, EI) Anna Krylova Suitable for 1st-year students, open to all WF 11:40-12:55 Katharine Dubois MW 1:15-2:30 Magic, Religion, & Science since 1400 History 147.01 (CCI, EI, STS, CZ) South African History, 1870 to Present Suitable for 1st-year students, open to all History 115G.01 (CCI, EI, CZ, SS) Suitable for 1st-year students, open to all Tom Robisheaux Karin Shapiro MWF 1:30-2:20 TuTh1:15-2:30

The Civil War & Reconstruction History 111E.01 (CZ, SS) Suitable for 1st-year students, open to all Sebastian Lukasik MWF 3:05-3:55 The Meaning of Vietnam History 118E.01 (CZ, SS EI) Suitable for 1st-year students, open to all Sebastian Lukasik MF 10:05-11:20

Courses for Today’s Students Rise of Modern Science: 20th Century History 157C.01 (CZ, STS, W) Suitable for 1st-year students, open to all Seymour Mauskopf TuTh: 10:05-11:20 Globalization and History History 103.01 (CCI, EI, CZ, SS) Suitable for 1st-year students, open to all Giovanni Zanalda MW 2:50-4:05

Explore American Issues

Africans in America to 1865 145A.01 (CCI, EI, CZ) Modern America History 111G.01 (CZ, SS) Suitable for 1st-year students, open to all Raymond Gavins Suitable for 1st-year students, open to all History is hot! In the last decade, the number TuTh 1:15-2:30 Katherine Moran of history majors has exploded nationwide, MF 11:40-12:55 Duke-Durham: Plantations growing by 41% from 1996 to 2006. With well History 49S.01 (CZ, CCI) Modern American Legal History honed research, writing, and analytical skills, Seminar for 1st-year students only! History 105.01 (R, CZ) these majors go on to jobs in business, digital Susan Thorne Gateway Lecture media, education, journalism, philanthropy, Th 4:25-6:55 Suitable for 1st-year students, open to all consulting, the law, and other fields. Roman Hoyos TuTh 2:50-4:05 U.S. Political History to 1900 History 126A.01 (CZ, SS) For more information and courses, visit the Suitable for 1st-year students, open to all History Department website: http://wwwReeve Huston MWF 10:20-11:10

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