Duke undergrad tuition to increase to more than $55k
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Parents of undergrad students at Duke University will have to dig a little deeper into their pockets next year.
At its regular quarterly meeting and annual planning...
Second Fairfax accuser is intensely private single mother
GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP) — The Maryland woman who has accused Democratic Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of raping her while they were students at Duke University in 2000 is a single mother who values her privacy, worked for several years as a school fundraiser and had a sometime-turbulent personal life, according to friends and court records.
Anne Firor Scott, groundbreaking historian, dead at 97
NEW YORK (AP) — Anne Firor Scott, a prize-winning historian and esteemed professor who upended the male-dominated field of Southern scholarship by pioneering the study of Southern women, has died. She was 97.
Her death was announced last week by Duke University, where she taught for three decades. Additional details about her death were not immediately available. Scott, who in 2013 received a National Humanities Medal, was a resident of Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
2nd woman accuses Virginia official of sexual assault
WASHINGTON (AP) — A second woman accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault Friday, saying the Democrat raped her 19 years ago while they were both students at Duke University.
Calls for his resignation grew steadily as the day wore on.
Lawsuit: Fellow camper coerced unattended kids into sex acts
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Lawsuits against Duke University allege that counselors at a camp for chronically ill children negligently left campers unattended while one child coerced others into sex acts — allegations that Duke denies.
China questions warning to Duke students to use English
BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday questioned the appropriateness of an email sent by a Duke University medical school administrator warning Chinese students to speak in English.
Asked about the controversy, foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang compared it to a Chinese university demanding that English-speaking students talk only in Chinese.
"If a Chinese university required that American students not use English to communicate, I think this would not be normal," Geng said at a daily briefing.
Duke moves to reassure grad students after Chinese complaint
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke University moved quickly Monday to offer apologies, launch an investigation and reassure a core group of graduate scholars after a medical school administrator sent an email warning Chinese students to speak in English.
Duke suspends 2 fraternities, limits 3rd amid hazing probe
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke University has suspended two fraternities and is limiting activities at a third pending a hazing investigation.
Duke medical school apologizes over complaint about Chinese
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke University's medical school has issued an apology and launched a review after an administrator admonished students over speaking Chinese in a school building.
Megan Neely, who served as graduate studies director in the biostatistics master's program, wrote an email Friday urging students to "commit to using English" in the building housing the program.
Technology near for real-time TV political fact checks
NEW YORK (AP) — A Duke University team expects to have a product available for election year that will allow television networks to offer real-time fact checks onscreen when a politician makes a questionable claim during a speech or debate.
The mystery is whether any network will choose to use it.
Duke professor is using ‘Star Trek’ to teach about science
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Have you wondered how Captain America survived being in a state of suspended animation, if apes could grow as large as King Kong and why so many of the aliens in "Star Trek" look humanoid?
Duke removes Confederate veteran’s name from building
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A building on Duke University's campus will no longer be named after a benefactor who espoused white supremacist ideas.
The university said its Board of Trustees on Saturday voted to approve removing Julian Carr's name from a building where the history department is located.
Swastika painted on Duke mural honoring synagogue victims
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke University officials say someone painted a Nazi symbol on a mural honoring victims of last month's Pittsburgh synagogue massacre.
Post-Florence coal ash tests at 1 site yet to raise alarms
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Sludge washed from buried coal-ash pits by Hurricane Florence's floodwaters hasn't polluted a neighboring North Carolina river with heavy metals at levels concerning to human health, state environmental officials said.
Duke historians ask to remove Confederate veteran’s name
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke University history professors have filed a formal request to remove the name of a benefactor who espoused white supremacist ideas from their department's building.
Racial slur found at black culture center at Duke University
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke University says someone wrote a racial slur on a sign at a campus building dedicated to black culture.
University President Vincent Price sent an email to students Saturday saying a "heinous racial epithet" was found and immediately covered on a sign at the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture.
Price called it a cowardly and hateful act and said it was important for the university to acknowledge such an odious act and challenge it.
Duke will leave Robert E. Lee statue site empty for good
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke University is making permanent its earlier decision to leave vacant the space where Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's statue formerly stood.
- WRAL-TVAmid unclear future, report says Durham light rail project still eligible for federal fundingMarch 20, 2019
- WRAL-TVPrayers sought for Duke divinity student shot in parking lot of Durham CostcoMarch 14, 2019
- WRAL-TVDuke graduate student shot in Durham Costco parking lotMarch 12, 2019
- WRAL-TVDuke rejects GoTriangle bid for more talks, says light-rail route is 'simply not workable'March 7, 2019
Judge dismisses lawsuits filed by Duke lacrosse accuser
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge has dismissed lawsuits filed by the woman who gained attention for accusing a group of Duke University lacrosse players of raping her at a party.
Duke Divinity School dean steps down; replacement named
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The dean of the Duke Divinity School stepped down from the position Thursday, and a professor has been named to replace her.
A statement from Duke University Provost Sally Kornbluth said Elaine Heath announced her decision was effective immediately. No explanation was given for the move.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A breach-of-contract lawsuit brought against Duke University by a soccer player accused of sexual misconduct has been resolved, but neither party will reveal the terms.
The News & Observer reports the case ended Monday, months after Ciaran McKenna won a permanent injunction preventing Duke from punishing him with a six-semester suspension.
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.)
Philip M Rosoff, Duke University
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A Duke University law school graduate occupies a spot on President Donald Trump's list of two dozen candidates he's thinking of nominating to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The News & Observer of Raleigh reports 51-year-old Don Willett earned a law degree and a master's in political science at Duke in 1992. He returned to Durham to earn a master's in law in 2016.
One of the world's most dreaded viruses has been turned into a treatment to fight deadly brain tumors. Survival was better than expected for patients in a small study who were given genetically modified poliovirus, which helped their bodies attack the cancer, doctors report.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke University has announced that two lemurs were born in recent weeks at its facility dedicated to the study and care of the endangered mammals.
The Duke Lemur Center said the two infants born separately in March are blue-eyed black lemurs, among the most endangered type of lemurs. The lemurs are named Hamill and Gellar in honor of actor Mark Hamill and actress Sarah Michelle Gellar.
Duke University considers policy banning all undergraduate-faculty romantic relationships
Duke University is considering a new policy that would prohibit all romantic relationships between undergraduate students and faculty.
The Academic Council will vote on the proposed change on May 10, according to an article published in The Chronicle, an independent news website at the university.
In a letter to students, faculty and staff, Duke University President Vincent Price announced Monday that the Durham campus would be totally smoke-free effective July 1, 2020. The new policy will allow the use of e-cigarettes, chewing tobacco and smoking cessation aids that contain nicotine. Duke stores will cease the sale of tobacco products by July 1 of this year.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Student protesters with bullhorns interrupted Duke University's president as he was about to address returning alumni.
A Youngsville man faces fraud charges in connection with attempts to pawn Duke University computers.
Troy Daniel Mortenson, 28, of 506 Holden Road, was charged last week with two counts of obtaining property by false pretense.
First female chief of breast surgery at Duke named one of Time’s ‘Most Influential Americans’
Named one of Time magazine's Most Influential Americans, Dr. Shelley Hwang is changing the way the world treats breast cancer.
Hwang is also the first female Chief of Breast Surgery at Duke University Hospital, but she said she hopes to inspire others to find their passion and then succeed.
Haley to speak at Duke on global governance challenges
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — U.N. Ambassador and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will give a free public talk next month at Duke University.
The Herald-Sun of Durham reports Haley will give the Terry Sanford Distinguished Lecture, "Confronting Today's Global Governance Challenges," on April 5.
Police are investigating a sexual assault that allegedly happened near the intersection of Main Street and Ninth Street near Duke University.
Police at Duke University are investigating after a female student reported that a man in a white van approached her on campus and wanted her to get in the vehicle.
To slow climate change, the US needs to address nuclear power’s dismal economics
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.)
Tim Profeta, Duke University
Loud, off-campus parties hosted by Duke University students are irritating residents in neighborhoods near Duke's East Campus.
Residents plan to meet Tuesday with university administrators to find a solution to the problem.
Judge: 5,500 doctors at 2 med schools covered by pay lawsuit
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — About 5,500 faculty will be represented in a class-action lawsuit alleging two prestigious North Carolina medical schools conspired to depress their wages by agreeing not to poach professors from each other.
Cherry Seaborn, who announced her engagement to Ed Sheeran over the weekend, has sports ties to Duke University.
Apple CEO to deliver Duke University commencement speech
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Apple CEO and Duke University business school graduate Tim Cook is the choice to deliver the school's commencement address this spring.
Duke president Vincent E. Price announced the news on Saturday. The commencement is scheduled for May 13.
Duke University Hospital on Friday officially opened a research center to reduce health disparities between patients, an announcement that came just three days before the county pays tribute to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his dream of racial equality.
The current flu season could end up as one of the worst in recent memory, an occurrence worsened by a national shortage of medical IV bags.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, Rev. William Barber host conversation on race at Duke Chapel
Duke University Chapel will host a public conversation with United States Sen. Bernie Sanders and the Rev. William J. Barber II on Friday, Jan. 19 at 8 p.m.
Child visitors not allowed at Duke, UNC, Cape Fear Valley hospitals during flu season
Effective at noon on Monday, children will not be allowed to visit patients at Duke University Hospital.
Judge weighs whether NC schools conspired to depress wages
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge is deciding whether an alleged conspiracy between two neighboring research universities potentially depressed the wages of thousands of medical professionals in North Carolina.
U.S. District Judge Catherine Eagles listened for three hours Thursday to arguments on whether a former radiology professor's anti-trust lawsuit should be expanded to cover thousands of doctors, nurses and other employees at Duke University in Durham.
The Latest: Judge weighs if secret deal hurt doctors’ wages
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a federal judge deciding whether an anti-trust lawsuit against Duke University should include all medical faculty members whose income may have been suppressed by an alleged secret agreement with the nearby University of North Carolina (all times local):
A federal judge is deciding whether an alleged conspiracy at two elite universities illegally held down salaries for thousands of medical professionals.
RALEIGH, N.C. — The basketball rivalry between Duke University and the University of North Carolina battle is legendary, but a federal lawsuit says the two elite institutions have agreed not to compete in another prestigious area: the market for highly skilled medical workers.
Lawsuit: Duke, UNC agreed to not hire each other’s doctors
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The basketball rivalry between Duke University and the University of North Carolina battle is legendary, but a federal lawsuit says the two elite institutions have agreed not to compete in another prestigious area: the market for highly skilled medical workers.
Autopsies: Duke Life Flight crash victims died on impact
At least two of the four people killed in a September crash of a Duke Life Flight medical helicopter died on impact and not from the fire that engulfed the aircraft after the crash, according to autopsy reports obtained by WRAL News.
Ex-Macy’s at Northgate Mall to reopen as Duke health clinic
The former Macy's department store at Northgate Mall in Durham is getting a new lease on life as the shopping center works to reinvent itself.