History and Mission

Duke Magazine is the university's flagship vehicle for telling stories about the vibrant Duke community. Through compelling narratives and striking visuals, we explore the university, from the change and growth on campus to how Duke is leaving its imprint globally. We profile and highlight diverse alumni, student life and leaders, policy shapers, intellectual risk-takers, medical and scientific pioneers, and global health advocates. Through our award-winning writing, we provide insights into the complex arena of higher education, offering a nuanced understanding of the ever-changing life of Duke University and its place in the world. 

The magazine is published five times a year by the Office of Alumni Affairs. The publisher is Sterly L. Wilder '83, associate vice president for Alumni Affairs.

Story ideas come from a great variety of sources, but mostly importantly from continuing interaction with alumni, university administrators, faculty members, and students; and the staff's general sense of the intellectual currents of the campus. Over the years, Duke Magazine has received numerous awards in recognition of its editorial quality.