by David. E. Brown ' 75
A basketball obsession -tends
ric Mlyn was in a bagelry on Franklin Street last sunm1er
to obscure the reality that
Carolina and Duke each really
do have stuff the other wants.
The year-old Robertson
started as a dream
of an academic bridge.
when he ran into a young woman and her mother in
town for Carolina's freshman orientation. The conversa-
___ tion rolled around to what they were going to do next,
and. the student's answer left him wondering if he'd witnessed a
" he said, 'I'm taking my mother over to see Duke.'"
Another Chapel Hill freshman said one of the things she plans
to do during her four years is camp out for Duke-Carolina basket-
ball tickets - outside Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Since last fall, buses marked with two different hues of blue
have run a single eight-mile route. Every half hour there's one
waiting in the Morehead Building parking lot and in the circle in
front of Duke Chapel. They don't stop in between, and it's a free
ride for anybody who holds a Carolina or a Duke ID card.
There's something happening here, and it's no coincidence.
Julian Robertson ' 55, a New York investment manager, and his
wife,Josie, started rolling a snowball around when they had sons
attending both universities. The late Chancellor Michael Hooker
' 69 and Duke President Nan Keohane gave them a hand as it got