- ✓ Suppose we opened a school. And no one wanted to attend?
- ✓ Chinese students shun DKU
- The blog is on vacation for a few days.
- Huerta – developing
- ✓ Women’s basketball loses Chelsea Gray for season
- ✓ Rick Wagoner. He’s back!!!
- ✓ Obama to speak on Raleigh campus
- ✓ Another slap at academic freedom
- ✓ A woman named Willingham. A man named Thorp. Duke should be so fortunate
- ✓ Huerta: Durham cops release their report
- ✓ Look at what the cold snap did to the Roney Fountain in Duke Gardens
- ✓ Martoma: Harvard Law expelled Duke honors graduate after he faked his transcript
- ✓ Advisories
Author Archives: DukeCheck
Immediately after the joyous announcement last summer that DKU had received “final approval,” Team Brodhead set its marketing plan into motion. Festoons of balloons appeared on the Durham campus, hoping to draw the attention of Dukies desiring to go to … Continue reading
With President Brodhead silent at his side, the Chancellor of Duke Kunshan University dropped a bombshell at a news conference in China: The new backwater university is drawing very few applications — and almost none from within China. According to … Continue reading
Durham DA to announce Tuesday afternoon whether any criminal charges will be brought in the death of Jesus Huerta.
The same kneecap, again. The women’s basketball team has lost point guard Chelsea Gray for the rest of the season, because she broke her right kneecap during the first half of the BC game on Sunday. The injury was initially … Continue reading
Duke PR, in both Durham and Kunshan, announced this morning the creation of a 19-member international advisory board that will, according to the official announcement, counsel the top leadership of Duke Kunshan University “on a wide variety of issues.” If … Continue reading
Hi Uncle Dick!!! Happy New Year!!!! Let’s roll the clock back for a moment. 1972, when you received your third degree from Yale, a Ph.D. In 1980, you were awarded tenure, which under the stodgy Yale system, meant you were … Continue reading
President Obama will be delivering a speech on the nation’s economy at North Carolina State in Raleigh on Wednesday. Previously, we only knew that the President was planning a trip to the Triangle area. On Saturday, NC State Chancellor Randy … Continue reading
Peter the Provost has revealed that professors at Duke Kunshan University will not have tenure. The disclosure — affecting a basic right of faculties that the American Association of University Professors codified back in 1940 — puts another crimp into … Continue reading
Over at UNC, the talk of the campus this Friday evening is not Saturday’s contest against Number 2 Syracuse, nor the irrational hope that Roy Williams and his team can repeat their victories from earlier this season, when they defeated … Continue reading
At 2 PM Durham Police released their internal report into the death of 17-year-old Jesus Huerta while in police custody. As Loyal Readers know, Huerta was located after his sister called 911 to report him missing and suicidal. He was … Continue reading
Prosecutors and defense lawyers are expected to deliver opening statements on Friday, in the trial of Mathew Martoma for the biggest insider trading scandal in Wall Streeet history, one that meant a whopping $276 million for his employer. At Duke, … Continue reading
HUERTA The Durham Police Department will release its report on the death of Jesus Huerta while in police custody at 2 PM Friday. OBAMA President Obama will visit the Durham area next Wednesday, to highlight the nation’s economic progress. There … Continue reading
The lead story in the Chronicle today — about the growth of early admissions — simply does not answer some questions that have hovered over this program for a long time. First, our best information is that Dean Guttentag includes … Continue reading
With a firestorm brewing, Allen Building sent out an e-mail on the eve of the reopening of dorms for the spring semester saying it wasn’t going to zap the commons rooms for independents living on Central Campus after all. This … Continue reading
In the Jesus Huerta case. Loyal Readers will recall he is the 17-year-old high school student who was approached by police, arrested on a warrant, searched, handcuffed behind his back, put into a police car for a trip to headquarters … Continue reading
In 1995, he got a degree summa cum laude from Duke. On Tuesday, he went on trial in federal court in New York, on charges that could land him in jail for 45 years. Life has indeed been a “broad … Continue reading
CBS News is reporting that at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil this coming June, a paralyzed teenager will walk onto the field and kick the ceremonial ball. Thanks to research at Duke. The teen’s lower body will be supported … Continue reading