Gold Standard


Ruby Lee Markham Drakeford '12

Duke Magazine was awarded a gold medal in the category Periodical Staff Writing, and silver and bronze medals in the category Best Articles of the Year, by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the national organization for alumni affairs, communications, and development professionals. In the staff-writing category, a total of fifty-one entries were submitted; the judges awarded two gold medals, two silver medals, and one bronze. The magazine took home a gold medal last year in the same category.

The award-winning entry, which comprises five staff-written stories, included "The Entertainer," about accounting professor C.J. Skender M.B.A. '81 by Patrick Adams '01, the magazine's Felker Fellow; "We Apologize, The Sorry State of Remorse," by magazine editor Robert J. Bliwise A.M. '88; "Root Cause," by science editor Dennis Meredith, on genetic research on a variety of mustard plant; "Sleepless in Southgate," by Bliwise, about sleep deprivation among college students; and "The Woes of Kilimanjaro," by Adams, on the global health initiatives against HIV/AIDS by the university and its alumni in Tanzania.

In the best-articles category, Adams' "Woes of Kilimanjaro" won a silver medal and Bliwise's "Sleepless in Southgate" won a bronze award. This was the second year in a row that Adams scored with a silver in the category.


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