Wall Words: Old Graffiti in Rubenstein Library

For generations of Duke students, library walls, desks and darkened alcoves were blank canvases

A massive renovation of Duke's Rubenstein Library has liberated some voices thought lost to the ages.

The voices have emerged this year in the form of graffiti etched by generations of Duke students into the desks, walls, book shelves and doorways of this library, which was once open to the public but has long since been closed and used for storage.

Here are some of those voices, speaking once again. Read the full story in the September/October issue of Duke Magazine.