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  • Mike Krzyzewski sounds off on 'insurrection' at Capitol: 'They need to be prosecuted'

    01/11/2021 8:28:08 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 73 replies
    yahoo ^ | January 9, 2021 | JACK BAER
    The sight of supporters of President Trump storming the US Capitol have sparked horror and outrage across the sports world, but hit especially hard for a West Point graduate watching from home. Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski launched into an extended tirade about the riot at the Capitol. Alternating between saddened, perplexed and outraged, he discussed Wednesday’s events, the COVID-19 pandemic and current political situation: The sorriest day — I’m 73 years old — outside of 9/11, shootings at schools where kids have gotten shot and killed. And by the way, I know everyone went under desks and that at...
  • An Open Letter to Duke President Price about Anti-Racism

    08/11/2020 7:43:34 AM PDT · by karpov · 5 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | August 11, 2020 | John Staddon
    Dear President Price: On June 17, you published a 1,400-word “Statement to the Community Regarding Anti-Racism.” The document contains many expressions of concern, fully in tune with the current national mood about the evils of racism and the problems of the African American community. Nevertheless, the measures proposed, and the assumptions made, in this document raise troubling questions: First, I say a word about the assumptions behind your statement; second, about the actions you propose to take. Assumptions (Quotes are all from the Statement.) How widespread is racism? You say: “Those of us who are not subject to the daily...
  • Zion Williamson Lawsuit an L for Duke and College Hoops: Unchecked

    05/11/2020 2:57:04 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 19 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | May 11, 2020 | Robin Lundberg
    The lawsuit against Zion Williamson is an L for Duke and yet another one for major college hoops. Let’s be real, hardly anyone cares if Zion received anything from Duke. But on the other end, there are plenty of people who are probably salivating at crushing the Blue Devils, if only so they can rub it in Coach K’s face to say he isn’t as pristine as his reputation.
  • Dear Colleges, Please Let Grades Mean Something

    04/04/2020 9:12:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 4, 2020 | Paulina Enck
    Millions of college students will be closing out the semester from home, with online courses replacing in-person offerings. Due to the abrupt change, many schools are acknowledging the disruption, and associated changes in students’ circumstances, may lead to a decrease in academic performance unrelated to effort or intelligence, and are therefore instituting grading policies that provide appropriate understanding for the bizarre situation. Many universities, including Georgetown, Duke, University of Pennsylvania, have extended the deadline for taking a class pass/fail until either the last day of classes or even a week after report cards are released. However, many student groups are...
  • Free Expression at Duke: What Do Freshmen Blue Devils Think?

    01/20/2020 5:48:43 AM PST · by karpov · 11 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | January 20, 2020 | Jacqueline Pfeffer Merrill
    As director of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Campus Free Expression Project, I am always eager to get beyond the DC beltway to learn how students understand free expression on their particular campus. So, to return to Duke University, my alma mater, was particularly welcome. Duke has a legacy of defending the expression of controversial views. In 1903, the school set a new standard in defending faculty academic freedom when the trustees voted to reject history professor John Bassett’s offer to resign after his praise of Booker T. Washington sparked controversy for the school—this only three years after Leland Stanford’s widow...
  • Trump admin could pull Federal funding for Duke-UNC program over alleged pro-Islam bias

    09/25/2019 7:53:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/25/2019 | Samuel Smith
    The Trump administration has threatened to withdraw federal funding to a joint Duke University-University of North Carolina Middle East studies program over concerns it has misused federal funding and displayed a pro-Islam bias.The Department of Education sent a letter late last month warning the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East studies that it appears to be failing to meet requirements for a National Resource Center grant for foreign language and culture programs.The department accused the consortium of lacking balance by offering “very few, if any,” programs focused on the historical discrimination faced by religious minorities in the Middle East."[T]here is a...
  • Greta Van Susteren is back

    08/11/2019 5:04:55 AM PDT · by Pollard · 53 replies
    Full Court Greta ^ | 8/9/2019 | Greta
    Coming in September Find you local channel on her website Full Court Press is a national, weekly news show helmed by lawyer and veteran anchor, Greta Van Susteren. Greta has spent more than 20 years in news, digging for facts and searching for solutions to issues that affect us all. Full Court Press will continue in this tradition while adding a new facet: taking an up-close look at how national laws and policies impact local communities and individuals. We will spotlight groups across the country and strive to understand the full impact of inside the Beltway politics on the average...
  • Ginsburg defends Kavanaugh, Gorsuch as 'very decent, very smart individuals'

    07/25/2019 11:04:38 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 24 2019 | Gregg Re
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Wednesday night defended Associate Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch as "very decent" and "very smart" individuals after one of her former law clerks suggested that new nominees lack personal decency. Ginsburg's comments turned heads on social media, given the contentious and bitterly personal confirmation hearings last year that Kavanaugh said "destroyed" his family. At an hourlong question-and-answer session, Duke Law professor Neil Siegel lamented that "nominees for the Supreme Court are not chosen primarily anymore for independence, legal ability, personal decency, and I wonder if that’s a loss for all of us."
  • The End of Being a Duke Professor and What It Means for the Future of Higher Education

    04/22/2019 5:23:04 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 65 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | April 22, 2019 | Evan Charney
    The end of the spring semester marks the 20th anniversary of my professorship at Duke, first as an assistant professor and then as an associate professor of the practice at the Sanford School of Public Policy. During this time, I regularly taught the required ethics class for all undergraduate public policy majors. I won multiple teaching awards, consistently received scores on student teaching evaluations above the school average and, in a Duke Chronicle poll of undergraduates, was ranked as one of the three most popular professors at Duke University for several years. Therefore, I was blindsided last April when informed...
  • Did Duke Win?

    03/31/2019 5:06:52 PM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 59 replies
    DidDukeWin? ^ | 3/31/19 | Unknown
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  • New scandal rocks academia’s commanding heights; Duke must pay $112 million for research fraud

    03/26/2019 6:56:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/25/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    The prestige of America’s elite universities is rapidly deflating, as scandals reveal them to be far from disinterested seekers of the truth and shapers of the minds of the meritocratically-selected future leaders. The hard truth is that they are big businesses, as self-interested and narrow-minded as any corporation, but harder to take because of all the pretensions. The admissions scandals unfolding, with more indictments promised, is but one pillar of elite academic prestige that is getting very shaky. Equally if not more serious is the problem of research fraud, spurred by the availability of gigantic research grants, mostly from...
  • Former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke heaps praise on Rep. Ilhan Omar

    03/08/2019 10:08:29 AM PST · by Jack Black · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 7, 2019 | Victor Morton
    Rep. Ilhan Omar, Minnesota Democrat, has an ally of a new stripe in the furor over her use of anti-Semitic tropes regarding Israel and its American supporters — David Duke. In a Thursday podcast at his site, the former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard spoke out strongly in favor of the Muslim Congresswoman who has accused Jewish lawmakers of dual loyalty, attributed support for Israel to foreign money, and said Israel has “hypnotized” the world.
  • David Duke: Rep. Omar Is Now The Most Important Member Of Congress!

    03/07/2019 12:32:53 PM PST · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 7, 2019 | John Sexton
    I guess this is going to be a confusing day for Paul Krugman. Earlier Krugman said the only anti-Semites that worried him were the ones on the right. In other words, Rep. Omar is nothing like the tiki torch marchers. But a few hours later, Omar was getting love eyes from David Duke on Twitter who praised her as the most important member of Congress:
  • No Carolina Defeats Duke Blue Devils As NCAA's Best Player Suffers Knee Injury When Nike Shoe Fails

    02/20/2019 8:46:42 PM PST · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 54 replies
    Market Watch ^ | February 20, 2019 | Mike Murphy
    [The nations #1 college basketball team Duke's Zion] Williamson left the game that was just 33 seconds old, and did not return. [The Duke Blue Devils team officials] said he had suffered a knee injury, the severity of which was not yet known. The 18-year-old Williamson is expected to be the No. 1 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft. The [6' 7"] 285-pound forward has been averaging 22.4 points and 9.2 rebounds a game. Social media was quick to pounce on Nike...
  • Coach K & No. 1 Duke prep for UNC -- and maybe a former president

    02/20/2019 6:06:23 AM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 44 replies
    WRALTV ^ | 2/19/19 | Mary Dunleavy
    With two of the premiere college basketball teams right down the road from each other, Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski says the rivalry has been a privilege to be a part of. "The programs have produced championships and excellence and pros," said Krzyzewski. "So to be a part of that as a player or a coach, you should be honored." North Carolina leads the all-time series against Duke, but the Blue Devils hold the 54-48 edge when playing at home. And when the game's at Cameron, the stars come out. The latest rumor is that Former President Barack Obama will...
  • People Are Freaking Out Over An Old Playboy Interview Featuring John Wayne

    02/19/2019 8:08:09 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 90 replies
    Chicks on the Right ^ | February 19, 2019 | Hannah Bleau
    John Wayne was trending this morning, and it’s not his birthday. What gives? Apparently, some SJW dug up an old John Wayne Playboy interview from 1971, and this SJW was SHOCKED to find that the world has changed in terms of how people talk about race and sexuality. Language warning: [snip] Paul Joseph Watson @PrisonPlanet Question: What did leftist imbeciles find to be outraged about today? Answer: A 48-year-old Playboy interview with John Wayne in which he uses a slur against gays. Yes, really.
  • Duke U. Player Corey Maggette Identified Along With Justin Fairfax As Raping Meredith Wilson

    02/12/2019 7:59:08 PM PST · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 63 replies
    CBS Sports & The New York Times ^ | February 12, 2019 | Matt Norlander & Kyle Boone
    Meredith Watson, who has also accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault, said she was also raped by a Duke basketball player in 1999 that she didn't identify, according to USA Today. Monday, the [New York] Times reported Watson had told friends in the past that she was raped by Corey Maggette and that [Duke university] officials did not pursue the claim despite Watson allegedly reporting the incident to a dean at the university. Maggette, a Los Angeles Clippers analyst for Fox Sports West, did not appear in an originally planned broadcast on Monday. It was announced on...
  • Justin Fairfax’s accuser says she also was raped by a basketball player at Duke

    02/09/2019 9:42:35 AM PST · by abb · 87 replies
    The (Raleigh) News & Observer ^ | February 9, 2019 | Steve Wiseman
    The woman who has accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of raping her while they were Duke students 20 years ago also says a Duke basketball player raped her. In response to Fairfax’s denials, Meredith Watson’s lawyer released a statement claiming she was also raped by a basketball player and, when she reported the attack to a school administrator, received no assistance. The player’s name was not released nor was the name of the school administrator. According to a report in The News & Observer in 1999, Duke went through a major reshuffling at its administrative level. Several administrators had...
  • Second woman accuses Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault

    02/08/2019 1:35:35 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 61 replies
    A woman said Friday that Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, who was recently accused of sexual assault, had raped her nearly two decades earlier. A lawyer for the woman, Meredith Watson, made the accusation in a statement that also called upon Fairfax to resign from office. This is breaking news. Please check back for updates.
  • Duke official steps down after encouraging international students to speak English

    01/27/2019 8:55:36 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 45 replies
    WTVD11 news ^ | 1/27/19 | WTVD11 news
    DURHAM, N.C. -- The director of graduate studies for a Duke School of Medicine program asked to step down after screenshots of an email encouraging Chinese students to speak English surfaced on social media. The screenshots of an email sent by Dr. Megan Neely surfaced on social media Saturday. In the email, Neely mentions faculty members picking out a small group of first-year students who they observed speaking Chinese in the student study area. She wrote the faculty members wanted to write down the names so they could remember them if they were to ever interview for an internship or...