Duke President Richard Brodhead is a word guy.
An 19th century American literature expert, Brodhead has written or edited more than a dozen texts on Melville, Hawthorne and other literary giants.
And all of those writings went well past 140 characters, the writing limit set by Twitter, the popular social networking site.
No, Brodhead does not tweet.
"I believe some thoughts require more words than a tweet," he said with a laugh during a Wednesday meeting with reporter and editors from the News & Observer. "I like to read the headlines, but I like to read the story."
Brodhead discussed a variety of issues Wednesday. To learn more about those more substantive issues, read Thursday's News & Observer.