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Blog Author:
Brian Njoroge

“If you do not take random naps, you are not living life” - despondent pre-med student after coming from a chemistry lab.

As finals season approaches, most of us find ourselves running low on sleep. CAPS recommends 6-8 hours of sleep to maximize productivity. Although napping daily isn’t advised (sad, right?), such times call for dire measures- in this case should suffice. No one wants to take the bus back to East or Central Campus or walk down the countless steps to your room in Edens (you might as well just go to Wilson if you needed to work out) just to take a nap.  I asked a couple of students- whose napping habits are questionable- for the perfect napping spots around the Campus Center. 

This list is in no preferential order.

As the Bryan Center undergoes construction we are reminded of the generous donors who supported the inception of the facility over 30 years ago. We would like to thank all of those who have offered support to the Bryan Center over the years. We truly appreciate all that our donors do for us! 

Bryan Center Supporters:

Portland-based artist Carter Hubbard installed Sweet Life Illuminated in the Bryan Center this Monday. The visually striking and colorful "spoondelier", comprised of more than 9,000 discarded ice cream spoons from a local business, hangs just to the left of the main entrance to the Bryan Center.

Blog Author:
Chris Heltne
On August 26, from 10-6, Duke will showcase the new Events Pavilion, the revitalized Plaza, and the renovated Bryan Center to the campus community with open houses, great prize giveaways, free food, fun art activities, live performances, and much more. All are invited to attend.

The new mural completely transforms the front of the the Arts Annex into a new, inviting and exciting front for this creative space.


by Alex Shapanka

Earlier this week, I had a surprise visit from Lindsay Tomson, a friend who graduated from Duke last year. As we drove around Durham, she expressed her nostalgia for college. But Lindsay wasn’t lamenting the loss of parties, late nights or freedom from responsibility. She missed feeling important and the sense of community afforded to us at Duke.

In leaving college, our established reputations remain…in Durham and with those we have relationships. Everything for which we worked is done. I won’t be planning concerts for 6,000 of my peers next year. I won’t help organize KVille. And I won’t be making suggestions through these blog posts. I won’t feel consequential.

by Michael Habashi, Chair, Duke Honor Council, Trinity ‘13

#whatstheHonorCouncilandwhats#DukeEncourage

I like to think that the Honor Council is like the marketing club of the Duke Community Standard. (If you don’t know it by now, go memorize it…AFTER you’re done reading the rest of this blog, of course.)

Tuesday, November 27 from 2-7 pm
Bryan Center, Von Canon B

Construction and renovations are taking place at a rapid pace. Join the Bryan Center Renovation team to view renderings, floor plans and talk with the architects. An Overview Presentation with a Q & A (20-30 min) will be held at 2:30, 4:00 and 6:00. All are welcome for this exciting preview of a new, more dynamic BC design!

View the event on the Duke Event's Calendar here:
http://bit.ly/BCrenovationsevent

Or follow the West Union Renovations here:
http://sites.duke.edu/westunion/

This blog was written by Laura Neubauer ('13), and was based on an interview with Franca Alphin conducted  in the spring of 2012.

When you think of replenishment beverages after working out, what comes to mind? I tend to think of sports drinks such as Gatorade or Powerade, or those “mix it yourself” drinks such as Endurox. I was surprised to learn, though, that it is chocolate milk that provides your body exactly what it needs post-workout.

Durham offers more than an intangible visual experience. Every Duke student has heard of the farmers market, but how many of you have actually gone? Teaming with vendors, food trucks and people, it is a full event. The farmers market provides a kind of sustenance beyond produce. Its inviting atmosphere projects a sense of community – a feeling of belonging. Across the street from the pavilion sits Durham’s Central Park. Don’t think New York. Picture a much more intimate environment.