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Respected former Duke surgeon dies

Dr. James Semans, the husband of Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans and a Duke University surgeon and urologist who combined a career as a leading medical scientist and physician with a passion for the arts and charitable causes, died at his Durham home Thursday. He was 94.

Semans was a pioneer in rehabilitative and urinary surgery who during World War II developed an operation on the bladder neck sphincter to relieve retained urine because of spinal cord injury, said Dr. Saul Boyarsky, a retired Duke professor and physician.

Duke President Richard Brodhead said Semans “contributed so much to the Duke community and the larger world. He was a physician who was a wonderful clinician and teacher whose passion extended to the arts and human relations, the needs of the disabled and beyond. He will be missed at Duke and across North Carolina, where his rich legacy will be felt for decades to come.”

A funeral service is planned for 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, at Duke Chapel.

 

New MOP restaurants debut

The four merchants on points restaurants previously delayed are now serving student’s delivery orders.

Dale’s Indian Cuisine, Mad Hatter’s Cafe and Bakery Shop, The Q Shack and Chai’s Noodle Bar and Bistro are now serving students through the Gourmet Dining and Bakery, LLC. company.

All orders for the restaurants are placed online through the company website www.gdbdelivery.com.

 

Tenting open forum to occur

Newly-appointed Head Line Monitor Lauren Troyer is holding an open forum on next year’s tenting policy tonight beginning at 6:30 p.m. in McClendon Tower, floor 5.

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