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Kara Lawson has had quite an accomplished career, but the next leg of her journey begins at Duke in just a few weeks.

Getting to know new women's basketball head coach Kara Lawson

Over the course of the three months since Lawson was named as the head coach, she has shared some of her core tenants of how she will run the Duke women’s basketball program. Built upon her multitude of different experiences, the newly minted coach will implement these ideologies throughout the team.

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Duke reaches settlement with Medical Center professor in discrimination lawsuit

Manal Abdelmalek, a tenured professor of medicine and Duke Medical Center physician, filed suit in July 2019 after allegedly being “subjected to discrimination on the basis of her gender and race/national origin,” according to the complaint. The case was settled by Aug. 13, 2020, after a mediated settlement conference in early August, according to case documents. 


Duke's endowment dip comes amid volatile investment year, gains at other schools

Duke’s endowment took a hit this year even as other top universities saw gains. Unlike its similarly ranked private school counterparts, Duke’s endowment fell by nearly 1.2%—from $8.6 billion to $8.5 billion—despite a 0.7% investment return. Rachel Satterfield, Duke’s interim vice president for finance, explained that Duke’s endowment is calculated based on a number of factors.