Duke Chicago LGBTQ+ - Pride Month Planning

In anticipation of Pride month and the typical arrival of good warm/hot weather by mid-June, please note some plans.

First off, is anyone interested in a Cubs game? They play the Orioles on Saturday, June 17 at 1:20 in the afternoon. Bleacher tickets are $74 each. Upper Deck $91. If there is enough interest we will put out a formal invitation. Contact Graham Williams '85 at with your preference. Pride Fest is also that weekend in Northalsted, so plan to make a day of it!

My View: Jeff Capel ’97


I got a chance to work with him for seven years and to be around him all the time, so I saw all the things he did to help people, to assist people, that no one really knew about. They weren’t publicized, he just did it out of the kindness of his heart.

My View: Debbie Antonelli


My son [Frankie] has Down syndrome, and you need to know that he is a full-time college student at Clemson. He is a senior getting ready to graduate in April. Just like any other college grad he is going to have a job when he graduates. Clemson LIFE (Learning Is For Everyone) is a transitional post-secondary experience for students with intellectual disability.

The Next Play


Mike Krzyzewski called Shane Battier. This was in the summer of 1999. Krzyzewski was approaching the midpoint of his peerless career at Duke, and Battier, too, was halfway through his own stellar tenure at the school. But the situation at the time was one of unease. The Blue Devils had just had one of their best seasons ever and yet had ended it by losing a national championship game they were favored to win. Krzyzewski, meanwhile, had just had hip replacement surgery.

Inspired by a bad break, former Duke football players create a company


People often warn, “Don’t start a company with your friends.” But Kevin Gehsmann B.S.E. ’19, Clark Bulleit B.S.E. ’19, now a first-year medical student at Duke, and Tim Skapek B.S.E. ’20, all former Duke football players and Pratt School of Engineering alumni, didn’t listen to that advice.

Leveraging their Duke experience, the trio founded PROTECT3D, a company that makes custom protective splints, pads, and braces for athletes using 3D printing.