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  • Duke prof suggests libertarians are 'on the autism spectrum'

    02/13/2018 6:23:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | February 12, 2018 | Toni Airaksinen
    Two students at Columbia University are hosting a workshop later this month to encourage their peers to “redistribute our own wealth” to “marginalized people.” “Class Privilege and Radical Redistribution” is organized by Columbia University students Amy Wang and Claire Klinger, and will feature a roundtable discussion on “learning about our obligation to redistribute our own wealth.”
  • Remembering 9/11 (Stephen Miller Discusses How Duke U's 9/11 Memorial Resistance Was Broken Alert)

    09/26/2006 2:28:39 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 6 replies · 605+ views
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 09/26/06 | Stephen Miller
    A September 11th memorial poses peculiar problems for the modern American university. In the typical college of today, the “intellectual” vogues are anti-Americanism and sympathy for America’s enemies. By contrast, patriotism and support for our national defense are embraced about as strongly on college campuses as are capitalism and Dick Cheney. Anything that portrays America as under attack by Islamic terrorists, as even the most purely apolitical 9/11 memorial inevitably will, challenges the university dogma. And so it is often left to students properly to mourn and remember that tragic day when its anniversary arrives. But what if students wanted...
  • This Professor Resigned Rather Than Go to Diversity Training

    05/21/2017 1:53:56 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 44 replies
    This Professor Resigned Rather Than Go to Diversity Training Paul Griffiths was an esteemed professor at Duke before facing disciplinary action. 1:35 PM, May 21, 2017 | By Charlotte Allen You're in your early 60s, and you hold an endowed-chair professorship at Duke University's prestigious divinity school, where your specialty is Catholic theology, and where the subjects of the courses you teach include a range of religious and secular philosophers from Augustine of Hippo to Wittgenstein. You've also written 10 scholarly books as sole author and seven more as co-author or editor. Your endowed chair is the capstone of a...
  • Duke Professor is Reprimanded and Resigns After Criticizing ‘Racial Equity Training’

    05/10/2017 10:23:17 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 37 replies
    HeatStreet ^ | 5/9/2017 | Ian Miles Cheong
    A Duke University theology professor resigned this week following disciplinary action taken against him by the school. This, after the professor had excoriated diversity training sessions suggested by the university as “intellectually flaccid.”
  • Duke can't find students to serve on 'bias and hate' committee

    04/04/2017 12:17:02 PM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | April 4, 2017 | Anthony Gockowski
    Duke University is struggling to find students to serve on a “bias and hate” advisory committee, despite last year’s protests calling for increased transparency within the school’s administration. As Campus Reform reported last April, students had occupied an administrative building on campus, refusing to leave until a series of demands were met, most of which centered around calls for the termination of a controversial school administrator and a hike in the minimum wage for university staff members.
  • There is No Campus Rape Epidemic, But A Lot Of Media Malpractice

    02/02/2017 9:21:20 AM PST · by OddLane · 6 replies
    Minding The Campus ^ | February 1, 2017 | Stuart Taylor Jr. and K.C. Johnson
    The New York Times’ coverage of alleged sexual assault on college campuses “seems of a piece with the leftist bias I noticed within the Times newsroom regarding climate change, gay marriage, abortion, affirmative action, labor, and other hot-button issues.” Tom Jolly, New York Times sports editor, confessed in February 2008 that he regretted aspects of his paper’s much-criticized coverage of the Duke lacrosse case. He vowed to do better. “Knowledge gained by hindsight has informed our approach to other stories since then,” said Jolly, who later became an associate managing editor. But The Times did not do better. Its handling...
  • Jared Kushner, Beware of Jamie Gorelick

    01/11/2017 4:21:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 72 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 11, 2017 | Jack Cashill
    More than a few of my Washington allies noticed a seemingly unremarkable bit of news in a Monday Washington Post article that they thought I ought to see. The article concerned Jared Kushner’s appointment as adviser to his father-in-law Donald Trump. The appointment did not trouble my friends. What troubled them was the Post’s casual mention that Kushner’s attorney was none other than Jamie Gorelick, deputy attorney general under President Bill Clinton. Observed the Post, Gorelick “is confident that the anti-nepotism statute does not cover Trump's appointment of Kushner.” Nepotism was the thrust of the article. The Post made no...
  • Did The Duke Lacrosse Case Have Reverberations In The 2016 Election?

    12/13/2016 5:27:54 AM PST · by LRoggy · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/12/2016 | Michael Barone
    One way to look at the election of Donald Trump is that it is a repudiation of the cult of political correctness that thrives — metastasizes might be a better word — on college and university campuses. One particularly egregious example, the bogus prosecution of Duke University lacrosse players in 2006 and 2007, seems to have had particular reverberations in producing election results this year, a decade later. For a definitive account of the disgraceful behavior of Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong, Duke President Richard Brodhead and dozens of members of the Duke faculty, see KC Johnson and Stuart...
  • Summer reading list with gay theme stokes controversy at elite university

    09/04/2015 4:10:33 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/25/15 | none listed
    A gay and lesbian-themed graphic novel on an elite university reading list for some incoming college freshmen is generating pushback among Christian students who feel the material is “pornographic.” “Fun Home,” a best-selling story that features a girl coming out as a lesbian and discovering her father was gay, is among several books selected by Duke University “to give incoming students a shared intellectual experience with other members of their class.” Instead, the racy reading material -- which is recommended, but not required -- seems to have stirred up controversy.
  • Christians at Duke U refuse to read lesbian porn novel assignment

    08/27/2015 2:23:31 PM PDT · by NYer · 37 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 27, 2015
    DURHAM, NC, August 27, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- Christian freshmen at Duke University are refusing to read an assigned graphic novel depicting masturbation and homosexual intercourse. The university says the assignment was optional and won’t discipline the holdouts. Brian Grasso emerged as the spokesperson for the dissenters after he posted his decision on the Class of 2019’s closed Facebook page. Opponents have done their best to mock and deride the holdouts as ignoramuses who don’t belong at Duke, but Grasso has addressed all their jibes, first to Duke’s student paper and then in an op-ed in the Washington Post, intelligently...
  • Duke University Freshmen Refuse To Read Graphic Novel With LGBT Porn [Sodomite Indoctrination]

    08/25/2015 4:50:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/25/15 | Philip Devoe
    Some members of the Duke University freshman class have refused to read “Fun Home,” a graphic novel depicting a young girl’s emergence as a lesbian accompanied by several sexually explicit drawings. School officials selected the book as required freshman summer reading.Some Duke students don’t agree with the moral position advanced by the graphic novel’s author, Allison Bechdel.“Duke did not seem to have people like me in mind,” incoming Duke freshman Brian Grasso told The Chronicle, the school’s student newspaper. “It was like Duke didn’t know I existed, which surprises me.”Grasso is credited with starting the movement against the required book...
  • Even a North Carolina basketball Team Is Not Immune to the Left’s Meltdown over Indiana

    04/10/2015 8:09:54 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 10 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-10-15 | Brother Bob
    By now you're probably familiar with the controversy around Indiana's Religious Freedom laws. Over at The Nation, their resident sports editor, David Zirin, is always ready to find some radical leftist angle on any sports story, and this year's NCAA Final Four tournament was no exception. In the week leading up to the Final Four games, Zirin published a piece "Duke University Coach Mike Krzyzewski Is a Profile in Cowardice" demanding that a firm stand be taken by Coach K: “I’m only going to talk about my team and basketball and the Final Four. Just like when we get to...
  • Duke Reverses Muslim Call to Prayer Decision

    01/16/2015 9:48:18 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/16/15 | Arnold Ahlert
    Muslim Brotherhood-linked Muslim Students Association behind the effort In a move described as an initiative to promote “religious pluralism,” Duke University announced Tuesday it would broadcast a weekly call to prayer for Muslims from the Duke Chapel bell tower each Friday at 1 p.m. Yesterday, however, the University reversed itself. “Duke remains committed to fostering an inclusive, tolerant and welcoming campus for all of its students,” said Michael Schoenfeld, vice president for public affairs and government relations. “However, it was clear that what was conceived as an effort to unify was not having the intended effect.” Thus Duke takes a...
  • Muslim Call to Prayer to be Chanted Every Friday at Duke University

    01/14/2015 10:04:42 PM PST · by Ray76 · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan 14, 2015 | Ashley Pratte
    In a new initiative to promote religious pluralism, Duke University will broadcast the Muslim call to prayer every Friday on campus.
  • Duke reverses plan to allow Islamic call to prayer from campus chapel

    01/15/2015 3:14:12 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 51 replies
    wral.com ^ | Jan 15,2015 | wral.com
    DURHAM, N.C. — Two days after announcing that Islamic students would be broadcasting a weekly call to prayer from the Duke Chapel bell tower, Duke University officials abandoned that plan Thursday, citing the furor the move had created.
  • Duke settles federal case with former lacrosse players

    02/28/2013 8:09:31 AM PST · by AppyPappy · 26 replies
    DURHAM — Duke University and 38 members of its 2005-06 men’s lacrosse team notified a federal judge on Wednesday that they’d settled the players’ lawsuit out of court.
  • Elected Durham County D.A. Tracey Cline — Former Mike Nifong Deputy — Removed from Office

    04/29/2012 12:55:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Volokh ^ | April 28, 2012 | Eugene Volokh
    This happened last month, but I just learned of the case because the trial court decision was just posted on Westlaw; Cline is appealing the removal. The decision is here; a newspaper article on the subject is here; the statute authorizing the removal, N.C. Gen. Stats. § 7A-66(6), provides that a D.A. may be removed by a court for “[c]onduct prejudicial to the administration of justice which brings the office into disrepute.” ... partly because it comes on the heels of the ouster of D.A. Nifong — Cline was the first D.A. elected following Nifong’s ouster, and had worked for...
  • Autopsy: Stab wound led to death of lacrosse accuser's boyfriend (DukeLax)

    08/05/2011 10:44:15 AM PDT · by abb · 24 replies · 1+ views
    WRAL-TV ^ | August 4, 2011 | Matthew Burns
    Complications from a "gaping" stab wound led to the death of a Durham man in April, according to an autopsy report released Friday. Crystal Mangum, 32, the Durham woman who falsely accused three Duke University lacrosse players of rape in 2006, is charged with murder in the man's death. Police have said that Reginald Daye, 46,was stabbed with a kitchen knife during an April 3 argument at his apartment, at 3507 Century Oaks Drive. He died 10 days later. According to the autopsy report, the stab wound punctured Daye's left lung and tore through his diaphragm, stomach, colon, left kidney...
  • No Denying Duke (Duke Wins National Championship)

    04/05/2010 8:45:08 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 113 replies · 2,527+ views
    espn ^ | April 5, 2010
    Butler took Duke to the final possession Monday night, but Gordon Hayward's potential game-winners drew iron as the Blue Devil won the national title 61-59.
  • Report: Obama to attend Duke-Georgetown (basketball game)

    01/29/2010 2:20:00 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 30 replies · 531+ views
    espn.go.com ^ | January, 29, 2010 | Diamond Leung
    Georgetown today issued a press release asking fans to plan on arriving at Verizon Center 45 minutes earlier than usual for the Duke game tomorrow "due to the number of dignitaries expected to be in attendance, there will be enhanced security at the entrances to the arena." One of the fans in attendance will be President Obama, according to The Hill.