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Beats' picks: Can Duke men's basketball win on the road against North Carolina?

(02/05/22 4:10pm)

It's Duke against North Carolina. Coach K's last time in the Dean Dome. Hubert Davis' first time as head coach in the rivalry. Should we go on? As ESPN basketball analyst Jay Bilas says, this matchup always delivers, and our beats did their best at predicting the outcome of the first installment of this year's series. Saturday's game is set to tip off at 7 p.m. in Chapel Hill. 

Duke men's lacrosse 2022 season preview

(02/04/22 4:46pm)

2021 was a season of exciting highs and disappointing lows for Duke. The Blue Devils fielded what was arguably, on paper, the most talented squad in their history. They won the regular season ACC title and entered the NCAA tournament as the national No. 3, led by the recently-departed offensive weapon that was Michael Sowers and miserly defending of J.T. Giles-Harris. Despite the names it boasted and raw talent it had at its disposal, Duke ultimately found itself on the way home after a crushing semifinal loss to Maryland, though, and with questions over whether an abundance of star names is key to success in May.

Open letter from Jewish faculty members at Duke University

(02/03/22 7:48pm)

We, the undersigned, are Jewish faculty members at Duke University. We include Democrats, Republicans and Independents. We include individuals that identify with the Orthodox, Conservative, Reform and Reconstructionist movements, that do not affiliate with any established movement and that would describe their religious identifications and commitments in other ways. We include clergy, synagogue presidents, Israelis, products of Jewish day schools and leaders in our respective Jewish communities, and we include those with little activity and formal commitments to the Jewish world. We harbor honest disagreements about the Israel/Palestine conflict, Israel’s role in contemporary Jewish life and about the proper role for American foreign policy in the Middle East. But we unite to assert the following principles:

With many students in isolation due to COVID-19, professors adapt teaching methods

(02/03/22 6:50am)

With 646 positive COVID-19 cases among students from the week of Jan. 24 to Jan. 30 alone, many Duke students are being forced to isolate themselves from their peers while attempting to keep up with coursework. Some professors offer course recordings or synchronous Zoom participation options, while others provide no accommodations.