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Long-range barrage lifts Duke men's basketball to dominant victory against Syracuse

(01/22/22 10:21pm)

In many ways, the young men of the Duke men’s basketball team are just ordinary college students. They attend class, enjoy the fare at Duke’s West Union and even play video games like Fortnite during COVID lockdowns. (Head coach Mike Krzyzewski still calls it “Fourth Night,” but cut him some slack, he’s 74 years old.)

Five things for No. 21 Duke women's basketball's Sunday matchup against Virginia

(01/22/22 9:34pm)

Following a sloppy, defensive-oriented 58-49 road win against Miami, Duke returns home to Cameron Indoor Stadium Sunday to welcome Virginia in the first of two meetings this season. The Blue Devils (12-4, 3-3 in the ACC) have impressed holistically this season but have been challenged by an immensely competitive conference, while Virginia (3-12, 0-5) has struggled. 

Five observations from Duke men's basketball's first half against Syracuse

(01/22/22 5:47pm)

No. 6 Duke entered its Saturday matchup against Syracuse as a huge favorite but coming off of a rough overtime loss against unranked Florida State. A red-hot start has helped the Blue Devils accrue an early lead. The Orange have fought back, but Duke still holds a large, but not insurmountable 36-22 lead at intermission. Here is a look at the most important storylines from the first 20 minutes of action.

'A special space carved out here in Durham’: The rise, fall and impact of Black Wall Street

(01/21/22 6:22am)

The year is 1900, and it’s a typical afternoon on Durham’s “Black Wall Street.” Black families, couples and individuals are getting haircuts at local barbershops, putting down payments on their houses at North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company and running errands in the plethora of Black-owned stores that line the street. 

Academic Council hears updates on University’s spring semester operations, faculty express concerns

(01/21/22 6:08am)

The first Academic Council meeting of the year focused on Duke’s return to in-person learning in the context of the Omicron variant. While administrators are optimistic about keeping operations normal under the current conditions, faculty were less optimistic, raising their concerns during the meeting.

Penny for your squats

(01/21/22 5:00am)

Would you be more likely to go to the gym if you were paid for it? The answer likely depends on how much and in what context, according to a recent paper from behavioral economist Dr. Katy Milkman and colleagues. Their use of financial incentives to increase exercise was the latest major contribution to a growing research field seeking to leverage insights from behavioral science to improve health outcomes.