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Book review: 'The End of October' anticipates global pandemic

(06/29/20 4:00am)

Lawrence Wright’s “The End of October” is a fictional account of a virus first unleashed in Indonesia before quickly spreading around the globe. The author, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 2007 for “The Looming Tower,” a nonfiction account of 9/11, tries his hand at fiction to explore what a pandemic would look like in the twenty-first century. His timing could not have been better because the book was published in April, three weeks after Americans began sheltering in place.










Q&A: James Coleman on the issues with and potential future of the criminal justice system.

(06/23/20 4:51am)

James Coleman is the John S. Bradway professor of the practice of law,  co-director of the Wrongful Convictions Clinic at Duke Law School and director of the Duke Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility. The Chronicle spoke to him about his perspective on the current state of the criminal justice system. 


Group representing Duke workers announces demands for the University in advance of students' return to campus

(06/22/20 9:08pm)

Two men, both wearing protective masks, stood atop the East Campus bridge Monday morning and unfurled a banner announcing workers’ demands as the University prepares for students to return to campus in the Fall.



What are the top 5 jersey numbers of the Coach K era?

(06/23/20 6:17am)

One of the most-followed, most-watched and most-hated programs in college basketball’s history owes much of its success to the leadership of head coach Mike Krzyzewski, who’s led five Duke teams to national championships in three different decades. If we were to group his men’s basketball alumni into teams by jersey numbers, though, whose contribution would be the most significant?


C'mon, Vince

(06/22/20 4:00am)

I am offended by the crocodile tears in Vincent Price’s recent epistle. How many Black Lives Mattered when Duke phased out all those union jobs and farmed out the work to unorganized contractors whose workers have no job protection and few benefits? How many Black Lives Mattered in the decision to kill the Light Rail System which would have increased job and transportation-to-work possibilities for so many area workers?