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Where at Duke is the Blue Devil? Sanford School of Public Policy

Where at Duke is the Blue Devil? Sanford School of Public Policy

Flat Blue Devil visits Duke's Sanford School of Public Policy to view special photo exhibit

April 22, 2011 |
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"Flat Blue Devil" visits Duke's Sanford School of Public Policy to view the photography exhibit "Terry Sanford: An American Original."

Terry Sanford, North Carolina governor, U.S. senator, Duke University president and namesake of the Sanford School had a remarkable life of public service. The photography exhibit, on display on the main floor of the Sanford Building on West Campus, intends to provide a window into his life and legacies.

"The Sanford School owes its existence to the vision of Terry Sanford," said Sanford's inaugural Dean Bruce Kuniholm. "He was a progressive, inspiring leader, not only in education, but in civil rights. We made this exhibit a permanent installation in order to provide current and future students - as well as the many other visitors to the Sanford Building - with some insight into the man who was ranked by one Harvard study as one of the ten best governors of the 20th century."

Sanford also has been credited with launching Duke's transformation from small liberal arts college to world-class research institution.

The permanent photography exhibit includes 27 photographs, many large format, that chronicle Sanford's career in politics and public service. Emphasis was placed on Sanford's contributions as governor of North Carolina, his importance in the national political arena, and his leadership at Duke from 1970 to 1985.

"Terry Sanford: An American Original" is free and open to the public on the main level of the Sanford Building, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The exhibit was made possible by a gift from Jennifer Hillman, T '79 (BA, Political Science and MA, Educational Administration). Hillman worked as legislative director and counsel for Sanford during his term in the U.S. Senate. The Sanford School is also grateful to the Sanford family for providing access to hundreds of family photographs.

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