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5 things to know before Duke men's basketball visits rival North Carolina to close regular season

(03/04/23 1:03pm)

March is here, and just one game remains in the regular season for Duke and North Carolina. When the historic rivals meet Saturday evening inside the Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill, there is plenty on the line — here are five things to know before tipoff.

'Just a little better': After pair of narrow losses, Duke women's basketball takes familiar round 3 against North Carolina

(03/04/23 12:33pm)

GREENSBORO, N.C.—On Friday night in Greensboro Coliseum, Duke played North Carolina. It was the third matchup of the year between the two rivals. In many ways, it was a strikingly familiar game. It was another low-scoring meeting, complete with hard fouls, strong screens and stifling blocks. Somehow, the two teams managed to score fewer combined points than they did the last time. 

Q&A: Duke women's lacrosse star Maddie Jenner talks setting NCAA record, ongoing spring season

(03/03/23 12:03pm)

Maddie Jenner is a graduate attacker for Duke. The Annapolis, Md., native has spent all five of her collegiate years with the Blue Devils, beating her sister Olivia Jenner’s single-season program draw control record in 2022 and setting the NCAA all-time draw control record in a Feb. 19 win against Gardner-Webb. The Chronicle spoke with Jenner about her time with the Blue Devils and the new milestone she reached.

Colleen Hoover: Booktok’s most divisive author

(03/03/23 4:59am)

Love her or hate her, you’ve probably heard of author Colleen Hoover. Step into a Barnes and Noble and you’ll be greeted with an entire stand dedicated to her plethora of books. They’re among the most read books on Goodreads, and her novel “It Ends With Us” is currently being adapted into a movie. Yet, despite the adoration and cult-like following that Hoover has received, her name also brings about a chorus of groans. YouTube reviews, bluntly titled “i read the 5 most popular colleen hoover books so you never have to” and “i read 3 colleen hoover books and my life has been changed... for the WORST,” beg the question: what makes the work of Colleen Hoover so controversial?

SmART Durham is using the public arts to reimagine economic development

(04/10/23 4:00am)

Is there an alternative path for economic growth that doesn’t rely on a single tariff or the typical subsidization of infrastructure, education and industry? Durham’s SmART Program thinks that art can be that alternative, one that causes growth by spurring more tourism and commerce, and they are putting their theory to the test with an ambitious effort to transform Durham's urban landscape.