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Laughs and legacy building

Laughs and legacy building: Revelers at President's Dance. Megan Morr

Neither rain nor chill—and certainly not gloom of night—deterred the nearly 1,400 stalwart and loyal Duke alumni, family members, and friends who returned to campus in October to celebrate Homecoming Weekend. The numbers included more than 130 members of the Half-Century Club, alumni who graduated at least fifty years ago.

They were rewarded with a vibrant range of programming, including a pep rally and football game, student performances, and faculty panels on such topics as the state of the dollar and the effect of November's election results on the U.S. Supreme Court.

The three-day celebration culminated in the perennially popular President's Dance, which featured performances by student dancers and a cappella singing groups. Partygoers danced to the funk rhythms of the popular band Right On! The dance was attended by some 2,700 people, including 1,800 students.

Laughs and legacy building: a baby Blue Devil

Laughs and legacy building: a baby Blue Devil. Megan Morr


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