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High school student reports assault in Gardens

(02/06/09 9:23am)

A high school student alleged sexual assault Monday morning, reporting inappropriate touching from someone they knew. The incident allegedly occurred while visiting the Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Duke University Police Department Maj. Gloria Graham confirmed. Neither the high school student nor the acquaintance are Duke-affiliated, Graham said. As of Thursday night, a full police report has not been released.

Zinni: "blown off" by Obama administration

(02/05/09 9:28am)

Retired Marine Gen. Anthony Zinni, a former distinguished lecturer in residence at the Sanford Institute, has been part of a tossing game with the Obama administration, The Washington Times reported today. National Security Advisor James Jones had offered Zinni the role of ambassador to Iraq, which Zinni accepted two weeks ago and even received a congratulatory call from President Obama, according to Foreign Policy's "The Cable."

Liquid Assets

(02/04/09 4:33am)

Aubrey McClendon, multi-billionaire chief executive of Chesapeake Energy and a prominent Duke donor, may be auctioning off 9,000 bottles of wine to curb his recent losses.  According to The Wall Street Journal's Wealth Report, people familiar with the auction say McClendon will in fact be the anonymous seller at the Sotheby-hosted event.  The auction is called "Classic Cellar from a Great American Collector" and will be hosted this March and April:

"The Duke Lacrosse Scandal: New Insights, Many Perspectives"

(01/14/09 5:38am)

The Chronicle of Higher Education had an interesting Q&A with Michael Siegel, professor of law at the University of Florida, who edited a recent compilation of essays with varied perspectives on the Duke lacrosse case, called Race to Injustice: Lessons Learned From the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case. Siegel notes that each contributer to the compilation agrees that the case was a "tragedy of immense proportions" and that the lacrosse players are innocent.

Munger gets wet

(11/07/08 5:05am)

Mike Munger, chair of the political science department, who ran for governor as a Libertarian candidate, was featured in a Dukenews video posted today in which he dives into the ocean. Wait, allow me to repeat that: Munger, dressed in a tweed suit and tie, takes a head-on dive into the salty waters of the North Carolina coast. Why? Two reasons: to celebrate the end of a long campaign and, as a last resort, to draw media attention. He decries local news stations WRAL and WDTV for not inviting him to participate in gubernatorial debates.