Sunday, February 22, 2009


Welcome to our blog! We hope to provide information and analysis that will empower students, parents, faculty, staff and alumni to participate more fully in the governance of Duke.

Some of our posts will be long because our material is very detailed. We will often post original documents. We will tell our readers when we seek information and cannot get it.

When we wrote a joint column in The Chronicle in the fall semester, President Brodhead and Executive Vice President Trask refused our requests for interviews. Vice President for PR Michael Schoenfeld said we were entitled to public reports -- and no help in understanding them. In this antagonistic atmosphere which some administrators created and continue, we do our best to carefully source all information.

You are encouraged to post comments: click on the title above our post, in this case the word "Introduction." Or click on the word "Comments" at the end. We welcome your thoughts indeed.

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  1. It's great to see you two publishing again.

    You do top quality work and shine lights in places the Brodhead/Steel regime wants to keep dark.

    But Duke needs the kind of light you produce.

    Good luck.

    Go, Duke, go.

    John in Carolina

  2. PLEASE, keep shining the lights.

    We appreciate your insight and comments.


  3. I for one am glad your back.

  4. I was there when Rickaeds was and have become a great fan of Butler's. Thank you both. Can't wait for your next post.

  5. Bravo to you both and best wishes for your success!

    One Spook

  6. Its nice to know you are still involved, our family hopes you are enjoying and benefitting from L.S., you certainly deserve the very best.

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