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  • 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...
  • Virginia vs. Duke — a breakdown

    01/18/2019 6:42:25 AM PST · by ml/nj · 12 replies
    Cavelier Daily ^ | 01/17/2019 | CD Sports Staff
    The No. 4 Cavaliers gear up for their biggest game of the season against the No. 1 Blue Devils After a decisive 81-59 win against No. 9 Virginia Tech (14-2, 3-1 ACC), the No. 4 Virginia men’s basketball team (16-0, 4-0 ACC) is set to play No. 1 Duke (15-1, 4-1 ACC) Saturday. All eyes will be on the most anticipated college basketball clash of the season between two ACC powerhouses. ESPN’s CollegeGameday is making the trip to Durham, N.C., where thousands of Blue Devil faithful will be camping out to get into Cameron Indoor Stadium.
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Wenceslas, Duke and Martyr (Gueranger)

    09/27/2018 9:02:07 PM PDT · by CMRosary · 4 replies
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Red Semidouble WENCESLAS RECALLS TO US the entrance into the Church of a warlike nation, the Czechs, the most indomitable of the Slavonic tribes, which had penetrated into the very midst of Germany. It is well known with what bitterness and active energy this nation upholds its social claims, as though its struggle for existence in the early days of its history had made it proof against every trial. The faith of its apostles and martyrs, the Roman faith, will be the safeguard as it is the bond of union of the countries subject to the crown of St....
  • Duke lacrosse rape accuser loses bid for a new murder trial

    08/19/2018 7:31:08 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 24 replies
    College Fix ^ | AUGUST 16, 2018 | GREG PIPER
    False accusers, administrators, prosecutors – no one learned from her lesson It appears to be the end of the road for Crystal Mangum. The accuser at the center of the Duke University lacrosse gang-rape hoax was denied another trial after her conviction for lethally stabbing her boyfriend five years ago. We last covered Mangum three years ago when she asked for a new trial, saying the jury was improperly informed of her attack on another man in 2010. Mangum claimed the butter-knife stabbing was an act of self-defense against a violent boyfriend, but the jury didn’t believe her and she...
  • A Monumental Question

    07/23/2018 5:03:52 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 12 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | July 23, 2018 | Shannon Watkins
    Today’s radical left has embarked on a quest to purge college campuses of their controversial histories. These “social justice warriors” not only believe themselves licensed to tear down statues—they view it as their sacred duty to rid universities of monuments that do meet their standards of political correctness. But merely removing statues they deem to be offensive is not enough for these activists. Instead, they are demanding that campuses be remade according to their radical vision. This includes calling for the installation of new monuments and memorials to be erected that are more in line with the updated values they...