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Arts & Humanities

Scott Lindroth’s 13-year tenure as Duke’s first vice provost for the arts will soon conclude. When he started the job, he already had 17 years of faculty experience behind him including a stint as a department chair, so he knew his arts colleagues needed more faculty lines, teaching assistants, equipment, teaching space and other core needs.

But he quickly realized his role would be far more broad. Looking back now, Lindroth reflects on the many relationships, partnerships and commitments needed to elevate the arts on campus — via investment in myriad ways.


Arts & Humanities, Research

From the outside, nothing about Buchanan House advertises its importance. The two-story 1920s clapboard perches on the wooded edge of the George Mason University campus, barely inviting a passing glance. But inside, in a jumble of forgotten files, Duke historian Nancy MacLean found a fresh take on a critical American story: the rise of the “radical right.”