The campus involves over 220 buildings and 8,610 acres of land. The Duke Forest, a private research area, makes up for 7,200 of those acres and was started in 1931. The forest is divided into 6 sections. Besides research, the 30 miles of the Forest is open to the public for cycling, horseback riding, or hiking! The campus is divided into 3 sections: West Campus, East Campus, and Central Campus. West campus, sitting on 720 acres, is also known as the main campus and has the Chapel, a majority of the academic and administrative buildings, and housing for sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The library, medical center, most of the sports facilities, and dining areas are located in the West Campus as well. The East Campus, which is where the school originally was when it came to Durham, covers an area of 97 acres and is located only 1.5 miles away from West Campus. It houses freshman, has a few academic buildings, such as the women's Studies Department, and most of the Arts departments. For 42 years, it was the site of the Women's College. The Central Campus, which is located midway between West and East Campuses on 122 acres of land, is the location for most of the housing for juniors and seniors. It is also the place to find the police department, the Nasher Museum of Art, and the Ronald McDonald House.
Men's Basketball at Duke is the shining star in the athletics department. The Duke Blue Devils
are a part of the Atlantic Coast Conference and have a long standing reputation for excellence in the Men's basketball sport. The North Carolina Tarheels at Chapel Hill are the Duke Blue Devils principle rivals and it is always a battle of the "blues" when these two teams play because of the school team's colors both being blue! Students line up and stay in tents in order to get tickets to all the home basketball games. The students are called Cameron Crazies and they will stay out in the tents all night in the grassy area outside of Cameron Indoor Stadium, called Krzyzewskiville, in order to get the coveted free tickets to the next basketball gameday. All night long the students have a great time partying waiting on the ticket office to open up, and often Coach Mike Krzyzewski buys them all pizza! It is a fun tradition that only happens at here.
Quite a few notable things have happened here! In 1942, the only Rose Bowl not played in California was played at Wallace Wade Stadium. In the 1960's, the college was desegregated by the Board of Trustees and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. came and spoke on behalf of civil rights! A few years later, the very first Physician Assistant program in the country was started here! In between these important milestones, a university with an impeccable reputation has blossomed into a powerhouse!
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