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||Last fall Duke challenged Carolina to a dialing duel to see which
Phonathon could achieve the highest percentage of alumni giving.
|Each student-run calling operation had from
September through November to call alumni and ask them to contribute.
Carolina's Phonathon ended the contest with a whopping 74.5 percent alumni pledge rate,
compared to Duke's 63 percent.Victory
was sweet but the celebration was sweeter. Carolina's prize was a visit by Duke's callers
in December. Duke students brought pizza to the Tar Heel callers' office in the Porthole
building and serenaded them with Hark the Sound. The Carolina students thoughtfully
provided their counterparts with T-shirts emblazoned "Duke Sings Carolina's
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