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North Carolina is set to receive $1.5 billion to fight the opioid crisis. How is Durham spending the funds?

(11 hours ago)

Over 36,000 North Carolinians died from drug overdoses between 2000 and 2022. Now, Durham County is in the early stages of curtailing the ongoing opioid crisis with funds from a new settlement.

Duke track and field 2024 season review

(06/24/24 2:27pm)

Duke track and field’s 2024 outdoor season was a relatively successful one. For the third time in the last four seasons, the women’s team notched a first-place finish at the ACC Championships in Raleigh. Meanwhile, the men’s squad earned a seventh-place conference finish, two spots higher than in the 2023 season. In total, the Blue Devils fielded eight runners at the NCAA championships in Eugene, Ore., earning several All-America honors in the process.

Kimberly Hewitt reappointed vice president for institutional equity amid challenges to DEI in higher education

(06/24/24 1:27am)

Kimberly Hewitt was reappointed to a second five-year term as vice president for institutional equity and chief diversity officer, according to an announcement from President Vincent Price last week.

Duke baseball 2024 season review

(06/22/24 8:03pm)

At various points of this season, Duke’s 2024 campaign could be described as a success, failure and just about everywhere in between. The Blue Devils started off hot, taking down then-No. 1 Wake Forest in their first ACC road series. However, they dropped their next two weekend series against Clemson and N.C. State, and rode through the middle of the season alternating between impressive showings and disappointments. 

Duke men's golf 2024 season review

(06/21/24 10:05pm)

The late sunset of Carlsbad, Calif., marked the conclusion of a solid spring season for Duke men’s golf. Falling just short of team qualification to the NCAA Championship, it is easy to think this season was a disappointment compared to the year prior. However, Duke won its home tournament, the Rod Myers Invitational, and are no longer near the bottom of the ACC. Also, the Blue Devils continued by qualifying for their ninth straight NCAA Regional and 32nd postseason appearance in program history. Jamie Green and Duke have qualified in 14 out of 15 seasons in his tenure as head coach. It was a very solid season, but the Blue Devils did not get results when they mattered most.

Duke women's lacrosse 2024 season review

(06/19/24 2:35pm)

After a bleak 2023 season where nothing went according to plan, the Blue Devils came into 2024 needing to turn the page on disappointments past and look toward a winning future. Yet Duke found itself right where it left off. In the first game of the season, the Blue Devils took on a Navy team that challenged it to the bitter end. Despite a late fourth-quarter spree, the story of Duke’s season unfolded: a team with plenty of talent and heart, but too inconsistent across 60 minutes of play to pull out crucial victories.

Durham parks experience continued delays in lead decontamination efforts due to ongoing testing

(06/18/24 4:00am)

Lead decontamination efforts in multiple Durham parks are experiencing repeated delays as state and local officials continue testing efforts over a year after Duke researchers made the initial discovery.

Duke rowing 2024 season review

(06/18/24 10:37pm)

Duke rowers started their season off strong at the Oak Ridge Invitational, sweeping 13 out of 15 races and placing a close second in the remaining two. Then the No. 15 Blue Devils traveled to Griggs Reservoir in Columbus, Ohio for the ACC/Big Ten Double Dual, where the 2V8 and 3V8 crews swept races against No. 9 Michigan and No. 12 Ohio State. The V4 and 2V4 delivered additional first-place finishes over the weekend to move the team up one spot in the national rankings. Following both breakout performances, Duke headed to the Big 10 Invitational in Sarasota, Fla., where the 3V8 boat clinched a first-place finish over three nationally-ranked crews. The Blue Devils also secured four second-place finishes throughout the competitive weekend.