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This Is the Best College in America

MIT is No. 1, at least according to WalletHub

(Newser) - Deciding where to go to college can be a stressful time for high schoolers. For those who are determined to attend the best of the best, WalletHub tries to ease the burden by sifting through all the pros and cons of more than 1,000 higher-ed institutions. The site looked...

Sources: Krzyzewski's 42nd Season at Duke to Be His Last

Blue Devils basketball coach reportedly plans to retire when season is done

(Newser) - A shockwave rippled through the college basketball world on Wednesday with sources saying that the 2021-2022 season—Mike Krzyzewski's 42nd—will be his last as coach of Duke University's Blue Devils. ESPN says it confirmed the news via multiple sources who said that associate head coach Jon Scheyer...

Duke Sensation Suffers Crazy Nike Shoe Blow-Out
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Nike Shoe Explodes in One of Year's Biggest Games

Duke's Zion Williamson suffered a knee sprain, and the team lost to UNC 88-72

(Newser) - It was a game so anticipated, and a rivalry so fierce, that ESPN had a countdown till game time running on its networks Wednesday, reports the Charlotte Observer . Barack Obama, Spike Lee, and Ken Griffey Jr. were among the celebs in attendance. Tickets were selling for thousands . But just 36...

Fairfax Accuser Said Ex-NBA Player Also Raped Her

Friend of Meredith Watson tells 'NYT' that Watson alleges an assault by Corey Maggette

(Newser) - The mess at the top of Virginia's leadership continues, with neither Gov. Ralph Northam nor Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax making any move to step down. A friend of Meredith Watson, one of the two women who've said Fairfax sexually assaulted them, tells the New York Times that Watson...

Duke Professor's Email to Chinese Students Causes Uproar

She told them not to speak own language during breaks

(Newser) - Duke students are as free as anybody else in America to speak whatever language they want on their own time, the university stressed after a professor's email to international students caused an uproar. Megan Neely told biostatistics students Friday there had been complaints from faculty members about students speaking...

10 Best Colleges for the Money
10 Best Colleges for the Money

10 Best Colleges for the Money

MIT tops the list

(Newser) - If you're going to fork over close to $50,000 a year to go to college—the top-end average for tuition, room, and board at a four-year school—you want the best ROI on your money. WalletHub looked at close to 1,000 of America's higher-education venues, examining...

'America's Best College' Is Named
'America's Best
College' Is Named

'America's Best College' Is Named

Harvard tops list in 'Wall Street Journal' rankings

(Newser) - "Hidden gems" emerge in an annual ranking of US colleges, a collaboration between the Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education, though the school taking the top spot for a second year in a row is far from hidden—it's called Harvard. Factoring in resources, engagement, environment, and...

Cafe Workers Lose Jobs After Duke VP Gripes About Song

Coffee chain told the employees the university wanted them out

(Newser) - Uproar at North Carolina's Duke University, where a university vice president walked into the campus location of coffee chain Joe Van Gogh on Friday, heard a rap song with lyrics he found offensive, and set off a chain of events that ended with the coffee shop employees being forced...

That Bonobo That Likes You? It Really Thinks You're a Jerk

Scientists say this ape species appears to prefer 'hinderers' to 'helpers'

(Newser) - Scientists have long wondered about the "prosocial" activity of bonobos, noting how the apes appear to be more sharing and cooperative than other primates such as chimps, per the Los Angeles Times . But humans may still have them beat after a new study out of Duke University suggests bonobos...

Duke University Takes Back Award From Charlie Rose

The famous alumnus is embroiled in a sexual harassment scandal

(Newser) - A Duke University journalism program has rescinded an award given to television host Charlie Rose in response to sexual harassment allegations, the AP reports. The DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy announced Monday that it was taking back the award given annually to outstanding journalists who graduated from Duke....

Robert E. Lee Statue Defaced, Removed at Duke

Duke prez says removal shows 'deep and abiding values of our university'

(Newser) - Duke University removed a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee early Saturday, days after it was vandalized amid a national debate about monuments to the Confederacy, the AP reports. The university said it removed the statue early Saturday morning from Duke Chapel where it stood among 10 historical figures. Officials...

After Student Hospitalized, Duke Gets Tough on Sororities

All sorority activity was initially suspended

(Newser) - An "alcohol-related incident" Tuesday night left a Duke University student hospitalized in critical condition, prompting the school to clamp down on more than half the sorority chapters on the campus, USA Today College reports. The unnamed student, described only as a "new member," is expected to fully...

Duke Freshman: Why I Won't Read That Book
Duke Freshman: Why
I Won't Read That Book
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Duke Freshman: Why I Won't Read That Book

It's about the images, not the ideas

(Newser) - Some Duke freshmen made headlines this week for refusing to read a graphic novel assigned to them. In the Washington Post yesterday, one of them provided a fuller explanation of the stance against Alison Bechdel's Fun Home. "The book includes cartoon drawings of a woman masturbating and multiple...

Duke Freshmen Refuse to Read Graphic Novel on Sexual Identity

Say Alison Bechdel's 'Fun Home' goes against personal, religious beliefs

(Newser) - Alison Bechdel's Fun Home , a "family tragicomic," is a graphic memoir about the cartoonist's relationship with her distant father growing up and her coming of age as she grappled with her sexual identity. But although the committee tasked with giving incoming freshmen at Duke University a...

New NCAA Champs: Duke
 New NCAA Champs: Duke 

New NCAA Champs: Duke

They beat Wisconsin 68-63

(Newser) - The package deal has delivered Duke another national championship. Tyus Jones scored 23 points, his good buddy and freshman teammate Jahlil Okafor added a couple of key baskets in the closing minutes, and the Blue Devils beat Wisconsin 68-63 last night to give coach Mike Krzyzewski his fifth national championship....

Duke Does U-Turn on Muslim Call to Prayer

Evangelist outraged by plan to allow call from chapel tower

(Newser) - "What was conceived as an effort to unify was not having the intended effect," officials at Duke University said yesterday after beating a hasty retreat from plans to allow the Muslim call to prayer to be broadcast from the Duke University Chapel bell tower. When the plan was...

Man Blind for Decades Sees Again With Bionic Eye
 Man Blind for 
 Decades Sees 
 Again With 
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Man Blind for Decades Sees Again With Bionic Eye

Larry Hester is country's 7th recipient of device

(Newser) - It's been 33 years since Larry Hester started going blind. But thanks to a new bionic eye, the 66-year-old is experiencing vision once again, Duke Medicine reports. Granted, "it's not vision as we traditionally know it," a Duke University scientist tells Duke Medicine. But "turning...

Skull Shapes 'Feminized' About 50K Years Ago

Smaller brows, less testosterone helped us advance: study

(Newser) - Hope you're sitting down, gentlemen: A new study says that homo sapiens made a huge leap in abstract and symbolic thought 50,000 years ago because their skull-shape "feminized" and testosterone levels went down, Pacific Standard reports. Experts at Duke University analyzed over 1,400 modern and ancient...

John Wayne Heirs, Duke Fight to Lasso His Nickname

University doesn't want Wayne estate using 'Duke' on its bourbon bottles

(Newser) - John Wayne’s family and Duke University are riding a litigious path into the sunset. The American icon's heirs have sued the academic institution for the right to market bottles of bourbon using the word "Duke," the late legend’s famous nickname, reports the AP . The bottles...

Scientists: China's Bulldozing of Mountains Is Nuts

Chinese experts say environmental damage is already evident

(Newser) - China is bulldozing its mountains by the dozen to make way for cities—a move that could prove disastrous, Chinese scientists warn in Nature . The country is only a fraction of the way through its plan to flatten more than 700 mountains, move the debris into valleys, and build on...

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