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Duke president Broadhead's Role in the Non-Rape Scandal
The Duke Chronicle ^

Posted on 06/30/2007 12:02:54 PM PDT by rickdylan

An article in the Duke Chronicle today spells out Duke president Richard Broadhead's role in the shabby affair we have been witnessing and provides a glimpse of the rationale for Duke's rush to settle several of the potential legal cases which were involved.

At this point I would warn kids off thinking about attending Duke.


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: academia; broadhead; dukelax; dukeu
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1 posted on 06/30/2007 12:02:54 PM PDT by rickdylan
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To: rickdylan
At this point I would warn kids off thinking about attending Duke.

No sh**.

L

2 posted on 06/30/2007 12:05:48 PM PDT by Lurker (Comparing moderate islam to extremist islam is like comparing small pox to ebola.)
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Why doesn’t Broadhead resign over his role in this affair? He’s the one who rushed out to the podium and declared these kids guilty.
3 posted on 06/30/2007 12:09:57 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Withhold Taxes - Starve a Liberal)
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Here is my real question. If your last name is Broadhead, why would you name your kid Richard?


4 posted on 06/30/2007 12:11:06 PM PDT by SmoothTalker
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To: Cowboy Bob

And why isn’t Brodhead fired?


5 posted on 06/30/2007 12:11:23 PM PDT by Jane Austen
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To: rickdylan
I hope the families of the kids and the former Lacrosse coach bring a devastating civil lawsuit against DOOK.
6 posted on 06/30/2007 12:11:29 PM PDT by stm (Fred Thompson in 08! Return our country to the era of Reagan Conservatism)
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To: Lurker

You would be astounded by the drop in applications for incoming freshmen.


7 posted on 06/30/2007 12:12:04 PM PDT by Founding Father (The Pedophile moHAMmudd (PBUH---Pigblood be upon him))
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American academia is a morass of mediocrity.

Once this was not true. It is today.

8 posted on 06/30/2007 12:14:38 PM PDT by Savage Beast (A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within.~Durant)
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To: SmoothTalker

It appears his parents were psychic.


9 posted on 06/30/2007 12:16:33 PM PDT by Sue Perkick (And I hope that what Iíve done here today doesnít force you to have a negative opinion of meÖ.)
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To: Founding Father

Good. And it should stay that way until he is fired or resigns.


10 posted on 06/30/2007 12:17:34 PM PDT by Sue Perkick (And I hope that what Iíve done here today doesnít force you to have a negative opinion of meÖ.)
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To: SmoothTalker
Got any gum on ya', Dick?

Yeah ... wanna' chew it off?

11 posted on 06/30/2007 12:19:08 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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To: rickdylan
At this point I would warn kids off thinking about attending Duke.

Why?

Due to the reaction this fiasco will cause at Duke, something similar is probably less likely to happen at Duke in the future than at just about any other college in the country.

Similarly, it is safer to fly now than it was on 9/10. Not because of government security measures, but because the passengers no longer have the illusion of safety and so will not allow a hijacking to occur.

12 posted on 06/30/2007 12:20:01 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (It's not the heat, it's the stupidity.)
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To: stm
I hope the families of the kids and the former Lacrosse coach bring a devastating civil lawsuit against DOOK.

I heard that the kids and the coaches settled separately for undisclosed amounts.

That's the University. I wonder if the liability of the "Duke 88" faculty is included, or they were acting on their own. They ought to be separately liable, IMHO.

13 posted on 06/30/2007 12:20:06 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine (Is /sarc really needed?)
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heh. The Duke 3 settled too soon and too easily.

At the very least I would have insisted that the "gang of 88" be fired. Except for the one of the 88 who recanted and apologized. That one I would keep.

14 posted on 06/30/2007 12:21:06 PM PDT by LibKill (Bush betrayed conservatives on Immigration. NO support for Bush.)
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To: stm
I hope the families of the kids and the former Lacrosse coach bring a devastating civil lawsuit against DOOK.

I heard that DOOK has already paid big bucks to the players.

15 posted on 06/30/2007 12:22:11 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: Savage Beast

“American academia is a morass of mediocrity.”

Certainly true, but no surprise. Liberals run almost all of academia and they see mediocrity as the ultimate social construct.


16 posted on 06/30/2007 12:23:02 PM PDT by vetsvette (Bring Him Back)
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To: Founding Father

I hope you are right.


17 posted on 06/30/2007 12:23:24 PM PDT by quikdrw (Life is tough....it's even tougher if you are stupid.)
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To: rickdylan

I want to know why Broadhead and the “88” aren’t made to come out publicly and grovel before the American people?


18 posted on 06/30/2007 12:23:38 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Sherman Logan
I don't think anyone is really worried about a repeat of this at Duke. What I'd be worried about is that at least 88 of the 'professors' at that University are screaming moonbat Marxists and outright unapologetic racists as well.

There's no way in Hell I'd send my 18 or 19 year old kid into that environment. Duke University showed its true colors during this sordid affair.

The entire University either through action or inaction demonstrated its outright hostility to the American principle of the presumption of innocence, not to mention the idea of basic human decency.

Nope. Maybe if the Board of Regents, or whoever really runs that asylum, went through it with an extremely new broom starting with Brodhead and the Gang of 88 I might consider it.

Until then, I hope the place goes broke from lack of students and legal defense fees.

I'd love to see what's happened to alumni donations. I'll bet they're down to a trickle.

L

19 posted on 06/30/2007 12:32:36 PM PDT by Lurker (Comparing moderate islam to extremist islam is like comparing small pox to ebola.)
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To: Founding Father
>You would be astounded by the drop in applications for incoming freshmen.

I suspect it's the quality more than the quantity of applications they need to worry about. The people wanting to major in Albanian and Bushman studies will still be there. Early admissions were down over 20% a while back and those were the kids who had to make an immediate decision. It's likely that a whole lot of the kids with more time to think about it will end up elsewhere.

20 posted on 06/30/2007 12:33:08 PM PDT by rickdylan
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