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With abortion rights bills that are unlikely to pass, Democrats strive to show North Carolina what the future of healthcare could look like

(07/26/22 4:00am)

After North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed an executive order protecting women’s access to reproductive healthcare in response to the overturning of Roe v. Wade, Democrat state legislators breathed a temporary sigh of relief.







Commissioner Jim Phillips addresses conference realignment at ACC Football Kickoff

(07/21/22 6:04pm)

Typically, the annual ACC Football Kickoff is primarily about the upcoming football season. But as commissioner Jim Phillips took the stage Wednesday morning in Charlotte to begin the two-day event in earnest, his comments veered more toward the conference’s long-term plans than its immediate future.


Takeaways from Duke men's basketball's first summer scrimmage

(07/20/22 7:31pm)

The Blue Devils released a mostly uncut video of their first 5-on-5 scrimmage Tuesday afternoon. Freshmen Dereck Lively II, Kyle Filipowski, Dariq Whitehead and Jaden Schutt teamed up against Mark Mitchell, Jeremy Roach and Ryan Young. Based on the scoring shown in the clip, Roach's side won 27-24 in a back-and-forth contest. We have reviewed the tape, so here are our main takeaways from this very early footage of the 2022-23 squad.


A ‘second Duke education’: Chief communications officer Michael Schoenfeld looks back at his 14 years with the University

(07/20/22 2:13am)

Over four decades ago, Michael Schoenfeld took his first steps on Duke’s campus as an undergraduate. This July, he will graduate from his “second Duke education” — 14 years as the University’s chief spokesperson. 



Oral COVID vaccine shows promising immune response in Duke study

(07/18/22 11:43pm)

A Duke study published in May led by Stephanie Langel, medical instructor in the department of surgery, found potential in a new oral COVID-19 vaccine. Langel’s work studied the vaccine with hamsters in conditions that mimicked human exposures, showing that the vaccine has the ability to boost mucosal immunity to protect individuals from infection and limit airborne transmission within a community.