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Sometime during my senior year, we got a tip at the Chronicle about a salacious incident on Central Campus involving an athlete that had resulted in a heavily redacted police report. Being baby news vultures, we salivated at the prospect of a scoop, but being young and dumb, we were ready to call it quits after making a round of cursory phone calls and not getting anywhere. The editors and I debated whether to run something that would’ve been mostly innuendo, or to kill the story and move on. As always, we turned to Karen for wisdom. I can’t remember her exact words but I believe it was something to the effect of: “Have you knocked on every door of Central Campus to see if anyone heard anything? THEN WHAT ARE WE EVEN TALKING ABOUT?”
"Do I, Richard, take you, Duke, to be my chosen life?” Richard Brodhead asked himself when he became Duke's ninth University President in the summer of 2004. "I do."
If you haven't noticed as we draw to the close of this decade, the media loves its lists. There's Time's annual world's most influential people list, Rolling Stones' Best Albums of the Decade, the New York Times Book Review's Best of 2009, the New Yorker's Best Films of the Decade...and the list goes on and on and on, if you'll pardon the pun.
No one saw this one coming.
Duke slipped two spots to No. 10 in U.S. News and World Report's influential annual ranking of America's best colleges and universities, released Thursday.
A recent Duke grad's attempt to sue the University over a failing grade failed to impress a Durham judge earlier this week, the News & Observer reported Friday.
Duke Trustee Richard Wagoner resigned today as chairman and chief executive of General Motors at the request of the Obama administration, several news outlets reported.
The DSG Presidential Debate will begin in t-minus 2 minutes. Visit our twitter account to stay up to date on how candidates Kousha Navidar, Awa Nur, Mike Lefevre and Chelsea Goldstein perform.
Haters may be questioning Duke's chances of taking the title in the NCAA tournament, but the Blue Devils have already emerged victorious in at least one way.
Add KJ to the list of those President Barack Obama is taking to Washington.
Or so says CNBC, on their segment "Beating the Odds" which features cities "surviving and thriving" even in this period of economic uncertainty. Mayor Bill Bell appeared on the show earlier this month, discussing Durham's relative insulation from the recession.
Add two politicians to the list of the disgruntled after last night's 101-87 loss to UNC.
With relatively little pomp and fanfare, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will be coming to Duke tomorrow to speak about "his life in the law." He will be appearing at the Law School's Star Commons at 12:15. Oddly enough, the Law School has done little advertising for one of the most well-known conservative justices on the Court, appointed under President Ronald Reagan.
Those in the Triangle area inspired by the Civil Rights legacy invoked by this week's inauguration festivities may soon be able to lay claim to a small piece of that history....for a price.
Updated 6:35 p.m., January 27
Inauguration festivities began in earnest this afternoon as, Bono, Garth Brooks, Sheryl Crow, Renee Fleming, Josh Groban, Herbie Hancock, Heather Headley, John Legend, Jennifer Nettles, John Mellencamp, Usher Raymond IV, Shakira, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, Will.I.Am and Stevie Wonder in front of the Lincoln Memorial.
Even with officials warning of freezing temperatures, long lines, crush-level crowds and what seemingly amounts to mass chaos, millions have already begun their descent into Washington D.C. for Tuesday's presidential inauguration.
As The Chronicle reported Friday, campus religious leaders are calling for unity and friendship as the Jewish and Muslim communities at Duke respond to most recent violent-flare up in the Middle East.
Almost exactly a year ago, a young, charismatic Senator from Illinois came to North Carolina for the first time, right here in Durham. Although certainly not unknown, he was only one in a crowded field of Democratic presidential hopefuls. Catapulted to fame by a stirring speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, many nevertheless believed that his paper-thin resume and lack of clout would spell an early death for the upstart campaign, especially when standing against the considerable resources and powers thrown into the presidential bid of Sen. Hillary Clinton.