A Letter From The Publisher: Jan. 9, 1984

Looming deadlines, adamantine editors, late-breaking events:

What journalist coping with the pressures of the news does not occasionally wax nostalgic for what is remembered as the relaxed life of academe? By next spring 30 TIME staff members will have briefly sampled college life again under the auspices of the TlME-Duke University Fellowship program. Each year since 1979, six TIME journalists have traveled to Durham, N.C., for a four-week sabbatical, attending classes and undertaking research projects. In return, they are invited to share their knowledge, experience and perspective with students and faculty members in informal meetings. Says Bill Green, Duke's director of university...

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