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No. 23 Duke women's lacrosse lags behind No. 6 Notre Dame, falls on the road despite DeSimone hat trick

(04/08/24 2:02am)

Halfway through the first frame, already down 3-1, senior attacker Katie DeSimone somehow found some space in front of the crease among the physical Notre Dame defense. Her teammate was able to thread the ball through the sea of white jerseys to DeSimone’s island. But in a rare slip-up, the St. Anthony’s product fumbled the opportunity, failing to cleanly receive the pass and letting the Fighting Irish scoop up the ball and clear it with ease. 

'Shock and disbelief': Meet the two Duke professors recently banned from Russia

(04/08/24 2:06am)

On the morning of March 14, Erik Zitser, librarian for Slavic, Eurasian and East European studies and adjunct assistant professor in the department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies, received a phone call from a reporter asking what he thought about his inclusion on a list of U.S. citizens sanctioned by the Russian government. 

'Changed the trajectory of the program': Seniors inspire No. 17 Duke men's tennis' defeat of No. 22 North Carolina

(04/08/24 1:56am)

Victory came for Duke Saturday, but not without a resilient and memorable fight by its archrival North Carolina. After taking the doubles point, the 17th-ranked Blue Devils won four of the six singles matches, clinching the 5-2 victory after senior Faris Khan defeated Anuj Watane. 

Pay attention in class

(04/08/24 4:00am)

I’ve been swimming a lot recently — and, no, thankfully not in Brodie. This behavior has perplexed me, as it’s not because I enjoy swimming (I don’t) or that I’m particularly good at it (I’m not). But, as I mentally composed this piece while completing my decidedly mediocre laps, I realized my urge to go to the pool is not about the physical act of swimming — nor the five kudos I will receive on Strava after — but rather the necessary detachment from the less-than-waterproof world inherent to being in a pool.

Lead dust detected in various parts of Brodie Recreation Center, facility closed indefinitely

(04/04/24 7:01pm)

Duke announced in a Thursday afternoon release that lead dust was detected in the pool maintenance area of Brodie Aquatics Center and on the floor in other parts of Brodie Recreation Center, causing the gym’s indefinite closure.