The Week at Duke {in 60 Seconds}: Countdown to Craziness; Political Math

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Welcome to the Week at Duke in 60 Seconds.

Duke engineers have been hard at work restoring a stream that runs along Campus Drive. Slowing down the stream should reduce erosion, and also improve the quality of drinking water in Jordan Lake by reducing sediment deposits.

This past weekend, Duke welcomed out-of-towners for Family Weekend and celebrated the basketball team’s Countdown to Craziness. The weekend of fun included programs and performances, as well as Blue and White scrimmages for both the men’s and women’s teams.

Duke faculty and staff are getting into the Halloween spirit this week with a photo contest. Employees have until Monday to snap pictures of their Duke-style Halloween and submit them for the contest. 

Finally, new research from Duke professor Jonathan Mattingly and Duke senior Christy Vaughn shows how changes in congressional voting districts affect election outcomes. The researchers hope their work will shed light on problems with current redistricting regulations.

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