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Even when tested by Syracuse's elite offense, Duke women's basketball proves its defensive mettle

(02/23/24 5:38pm)

After back-to-back losses at the hands of Virginia Tech and Notre Dame, Duke desperately needed to right the ship in order not to fall into a three-game slide. In a Thursday night road test against No. 17 Syracuse, the Blue Devils did just that, dismantling the Orange’s dynamic offense and picking up their first ranked road win of the season while showing the ceiling for how elite their defense can be when playing to their full potential. 

DPS Board of Education approves 11% raises for staff, $300k severance for former superintendent

(02/23/24 4:48am)

The Durham Public Schools Board of Education met Thursday evening for its regularly scheduled monthly meeting, during which board members approved 11% raises for employees as an interim strategy to address the ongoing salary dispute.

‘Impossible to sum him up’: Hans Joris Van Miegroet remembered for bridging disciplines, elevating art history at Duke

(02/23/24 3:32am)

Hans Joris Van Miegroet, professor of art and art history, is remembered as a pioneer in his field who lived life to the fullest and an innovator who bridged art history and economics with an interdisciplinary approach.

The grass is as fake as the people who walk on it

(02/23/24 5:00am)

Merely a scent of the noxious odor emanating from Abele Quad was enough to drive me back into the library. From the safety of the great indoors, I was able to watch the Dust-Bowl-era scene unfolding on the other side of the glass. Clouds of dirt billowed from the barren soil, concealing the azure blue sky above. A column of tractors spewed tiny pellets of synthetic fertilizer across the parched earth, which then helplessly flew away with the next gust of wind. Such hardships must be necessary to prepare for the day when the verdant strips of turf will magically form a pristine lawn, right?

No. 8 Duke men's basketball earned its most lopsided ACC win of the season against Miami. Thank its rigid defense

(02/22/24 7:34am)

CORAL GABLES, Fla.— As the eighth-ranked Blue Devils boarded the team bus to head home to Durham, they could confidently say they’d put in a well-rounded performance inside the Watsco Center. Beating the Hurricanes in its second-largest win at Miami and largest margin of victory against an ACC opponent this year, Duke was positively electric with its 13 made threes and 51.9% shooting from the field. Yet there was one aspect that truly sent the Blue Devils over the edge in their second trip this season to the Sunshine State — their defense.

You don’t have to be a helicopter mom, Duke. You can let us go.

(02/22/24 1:36pm)

A mother is sending off her first born to Duke. It’s freshmen move-in day, and all the helicopter moms have said their final goodbyes — all but her of course. The family of three stand in front of the chapel, the sun has now set. Her husband tries to pull her way, and her son is itching to get to his first Shooters pre-game (where only water will be served, of course). She grabs hold of her child; promises to never let go; tears flow uncontrollably.

Office of Climate and Sustainability continues seminar series with discussion of equity, updates on divestment

(02/22/24 2:36am)

The Office of Climate and Sustainability hosted a seminar Tuesday evening to explore questions of equity related to a just energy transition, bringing in guest speakers from across the financial sector to shed light on how to effectively prioritize social and environmental goals in investment decisions.

No. 8 Duke men's basketball runs the floor, dominates on both ends for comfortable win at Miami

(02/22/24 2:00am)

CORAL GABLES, Fla.—Despite entering the season as the favorites in the ACC, the Blue Devils have not been at the top of the conference at any point this season after dropping their first conference game to Georgia Tech. In Coral Gables Wednesday, that finally changed.

Tyrese Proctor returns from concussion protocol, active for Duke men's basketball against Miami

(02/21/24 11:40pm)

The Blue Devils are back at full strength. After suffering a concussion in the team’s win against Wake Forest Feb. 12 and missing Duke’s last game against Florida State, sophomore point guard Tyrese Proctor is active for Wednesday night’s game against Miami, a team representative confirmed.