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'Not really, no': Larry Moneta doesn’t have any regrets as VP for student affairs

(05/17/19 4:01am)

After 18 years as vice president for student affairs at Duke, Larry Moneta is set to retire June 30, when Mary Pat McMahon will succeed him as vice provost/vice president for campus life. The Chronicle’s Ben Leonard talked to Moneta about his time at Duke, from his best decisions to his regrets. 

Duke track and field stalls in ACC outdoor championships despite historic individual performances

(05/13/19 10:45am)

After placing fifth and ninth, respectively, at the ACC indoor championships, Duke's women’s and men’s teams looked to improve these marks at the ACC outdoor championships after a strong outdoor season that included a sweep of rival North Carolina at the annual Battle of the Blues. 

The best and worst NBA landing spots for Zion Williamson

(05/12/19 8:42pm)

With the NBA Draft Lottery this upcoming Tuesday night, we’re just days away from finding out which lucky franchise will win the chance to select perhaps college basketball’s biggest star since the turn of the century. We all know Zion would fit in pretty much anywhere, but which teams offer the Duke one-and-done the best chance to thrive in the pros? Here are the best—and worst—NBA landing spots for Zion Williamson:

Vampire Weekend makes a satisfying return with the sprawling ‘Father of the Bride’

(05/10/19 7:26pm)

It’s been a busy six years for Ezra Koenig. In the time since his band released the critically-acclaimed “Modern Vampires of the City” in 2013, the frontman has hosted his own radio show on Beats 1, wrote and produced a Netflix anime series, had a child, stumped for Bernie Sanders, nabbed a production credit on Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” and seemingly everything in between. The one thing missing? Another Vampire Weekend album, whose progress — as documented in spurts by Koenig since he hinted at the working title “Mitsubishi Macchiato” back in 2016 — lurched from 80 percent to “94.5 percent” and finally to 100 percent over the span of the last three years. Not since Frank Ocean’s “Blonde” has the wait for an album provoked so much anticipation.