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Student reports abduction attempt on Erwin Road

(05/09/09 8:13am)

A student claimed that a man attempted to force her into a truck near the intersection of LaSalle Street and Erwin Road around 2:30 a.m. Monday morning. According to a Duke Alert sent Monday afternoon, the student described the suspect as a 5'6" Hispanic male driving a black truck. The student told the Duke University Police Department that the suspect fled in the truck. Anyone with information is being asked to contact the Durham Police Department or DUPD.


Duke ranks No. 13 for dollars raised

(02/27/09 4:02am)

As The Chronicle previously reported, Duke's donations are down by about 20 percent for the 2009 fiscal year. But the University's fundraising performed well against its peers for the previous fiscal period. According to a list compiled by the Council for Aid to Education, Duke ranks 13th out of the top 20 college and university fundraisers, with a total of $385.67 million raised in fiscal year 2008.


Site bills itself as an alternative to JuicyCampus

(02/06/09 10:34am)

JuicyCampus shut down today, but another Web site claims it has emerged to fill the void. All traffic directed to JuicyCampus.com is now forwarded to The Anonyous Confession Board, which is hosted at CollegeACB.com. The site was founded by students at Wesleyan University and is currently managed by Peter Frank, a freshman at the school. According to today's press release, the ACB intends to avoid much of the offensive content that plagued JuicyCampus:




Roy Cooper for U.S. Senate?

(01/13/09 12:10pm)

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper would be a strong candidate to face Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) in the 2010 U.S. Senate election, according to a poll conducted by Research 2000. Cooper, a Democrat who was recently reelected to his third term, is best known on campus for dismissing the charges against the three indicted members of the 2005-2006 men's lacrosse team. He declared the players innocent at an April 2007 press conference. Cooper touted his dismissal of the lacrosse charges in a television advertisement during his most recent campaign.


North Carolina was blue by 14,912 votes

(11/21/08 12:01am)

President-elect Barack Obama won the Tar Heel state by a 14,912 vote margin, according to the (Raleigh) News & Observer. The final tally by the State Board of Elections showed that he received 49.7 percent of the vote against Sen. John McCain's 49.38 percent. All provisional votes have been counted and the results will become offical after the State Board of Elections meets Tuesday in Raleigh.