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Magazine ranks Duke No. 12 for black students

Duke jumped four spots from No. 16 to No. 12 in Black Enterprise Magazine's bi-annual poll of the top colleges and universities in the nation for black students.

The list was distilled from accredited, four-year schools that have a black enrollment of at least 3 percent or that are large and well-known, according to the magazine.

A group of 1,855 black college presidents, admissions directors and recruiters ranked them, based on the social and educational environments they provide black students.

Morehouse College in Atlanta--the country's only private, historically black, four-year liberal arts college for men--was ranked No. 1. In North Carolina, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was ranked No. 15 and North Carolina A&T State University came in at No. 19.

Stanford, Columbia, Georgetown and Harvard universities all were ranked higher than Duke at No. 7, 8, 9 and 11, respectively.

"Men Against Rape" panel tonight

Duke Inquiries on Gender, the undergraduate component of President Nan Keohane's Women's Initiative, is sponsoring "Men Against Rape," an event tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Faculty Commons of the West Union Building. David Rider of the Men Can Stop Rape project, will be leading a discussion and workshop with participants on how men can learn to communicate with women and each other in an effort to dismantle violence, organizers said. The workshop is free for all and open to both men and women.

Lock-In set for this weekend

The second annual Allen Building Lock-In will take place 7 p.m. Jan. 31 to 7 a.m. Feb. 1 in the Allen Building main lobby. The event will feature dance, workshops, food, speakers, poetry, speak outs and movies. The theme this year is "Celebrate, Communicate, Integrate... Can you handle it?"

The Lock-In is a commemorative event for the 1969 Allen Building takeover--in which students protesting race relations on campus held a demonstration in the administration building--with additional goals of increasing student, faculty, administrator, staff and alumni interaction; addressing underlying racial tensions at Duke; and celebrating the progress of the past, organizers said.

Speakers include Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs Zoila Airall, interim Chair and James B. Duke Professor of Economics Craufurd Goodwin and Associate Professor in the Divinity School William Turner, among others.

Chinese New Year to be celebrated Friday

The Chinese Student Association is celebrating the Chinese New Year, the most important festival in China, at 7 p.m. Jan. 31. The event will take place at the Fuqua School of Business. New Year's Day is Feb. 1. Other events are planned throughout the weekend to usher in the Year of the Goat.


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