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Under QuadEx's 'all-gender housing model,' Baldwin Scholars lose female-only section this year

(11/17/22 3:52am)

Traditionally, Baldwin Scholars’ on-campus residential section in Few FF has only housed female-identifying students. But in a change brought about by QuadEx, Duke’s new living and learning initiative, several male students could select rooms in Baldwin’s section this year. 

NC Supreme Court orders state to allocate nearly $800 million for public schools, midterm results may change ruling

(11/16/22 12:34pm)

The North Carolina Supreme Court recently ruled 4-3 in an unprecedented decision ordering the state legislature to transfer money from government reserves to state agencies to implement an education remedial plan. The vote, which upheld a lower judge's previous ruling, was split along party lines.

Scouting the opponent: Duke football faces tall task against Pittsburgh's 'complete unit'

(11/16/22 11:16pm)

Last time out, Duke gritted out a 24-7 win against Virginia Tech at Wallace Wade Stadium. This places the Blue Devils at an outstanding 7-3 so far in head coach Mike Elko’s first season, and the team is now receiving national recognition for its efforts with 16 votes in Sunday's AP Poll. A win this week could very well vault Duke into one of the final rankings of the year, building strong momentum for the postseason. The Blue Devils' opponent is a step up, as the team will travel to Pennsylvania for a matchup with Pittsburgh. With the Panthers coming off of a dominating 37-7 win against Virginia, let’s take a look at what problems Pittsburgh could present for Duke.

Durham City Council approves downtown social district, will allow alcohol to-go in certain outdoor areas

(11/15/22 12:37pm)

In late October, Durham City Council voted unanimously to approve the creation of a downtown social district, allowing people to drink outdoors. The ordinance allows people to take their alcoholic drinks to-go in specially approved, labeled plastic cups. 

Ricky Moore on ‘Food as Care’ at ‘The Ethics of Now’

(11/15/22 11:00am)

“The Ethics of Now”, a long-running program presented by Duke’s Kenan Institute for Ethics, brings speakers from outside the university into conversations with Duke historian and Professor Adriane Lentz-Smith. In each conversation, the speakers discuss topics that touch upon ethical challenges and are of interest to both the Duke and the Durham community. Lentz-Smith has been hosting these conversations for around four years, reflecting on the fact that the name “The Ethics of Now” points to the nature of these conversations — they are essentially concerned with how we live our lives in the contemporary world. Such conversations, Lentz-Smith said, also help give Duke students an idea of how to engage in thoughtful conversations beyond the classroom. Guest speakers of past “Ethics of Now” events include the likes of Min Jin Lee, the author of novel “Pachinko,” and Michael Schur, Emmy Award-winning creator of television show “The Good Place.”

‘Midnights’ hits different: Taylor Swift's 10th studio album marks a triumphant return to pop

(11/15/22 5:37am)

On October 21st, exactly 12,000 days after Taylor Swift was born (oddly specific, but would you expect anything less from the woman known for her easter eggs?), “Midnights,” Swift’s 10th studio album was released at the titular hour. Before fans even had time to properly process the initial collection of work, at 3am Swift hit fans with an additional drop of “Midnights (3am Edition),” featuring seven additional songs, before ending her October 21st release-spree with a music video for “Anti-Hero,” one of the album’s most vulnerable pieces of work.