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Duke University announces the Duke Climate Commitment with inaugural gifts

Over $36 million in initial gifts will launch the Duke Climate Commitment, a new university-wide initiative focused on addressing climate change. The Duke Climate Commitment will unite the university’s education, research, operations, and public service missions toward the pursuit of creating solutions to climate change, said Duke President Vincent E. Price. Among the university’s goals […]


For undergraduates interested in creative writing, the halls of the English department in the Allen Building come with a history of award-winning writers first developing their penchant for the page as Duke students. One lesser known detail about all of these supreme wielders of language is that they studied under the tutelage (or with the disciples) of William Blackburn, legendary Duke English professor emeritus. His legacy at Duke still burns brightly today.


Patty Morton ’77, P’06 has become a powerhouse in cultivating Duke University’s rapidly expanding arts landscape. Thanks to friendships gained as an alumna and a patron of the arts, Morton was able to help Duke create and fund a prominent three-year partnership with American Ballet Theatre.


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