Judge Blocks Expulsion of Duke Student Accused of Rape

A North Carolina judge has ruled that Duke University cannot officially expel student Lewis McLeod yet. In his suit, filed in May, McLeod demanded that the school issue him a degree on the claim that he didn't get a fair hearing for sexually assaulting a fellow classmate, and that his subsequent expulsion prevented… » 6/03/14 3:20pm 6/03/14 3:20pm

Duke Student Sues School After Being Expelled for Sexual Assault

A Duke University student has sued the college for expelling him after he was found in violation of the school's rules about sexual misconduct. He says the expulsion has made it impossible for him to start his job at a Wall Street firm, which was offered upon assumption he would graduate from the college. » 5/28/14 2:10pm 5/28/14 2:10pm

Yale Officially Declares 'Nonconsensual Sex' Not That Big of a Deal

The word "rape" does not factor into Yale's new report on how the university is handling sexual misconduct; instead, the act is described as "nonconsensual sex," and it's usually punishable by "written reprimand." (Sometimes rapists have to spend some time thinking about respect!) According to the report, five of… » 8/01/13 12:40pm 8/01/13 12:40pm

Duke University Will Train Feminist Bloggers

Duke University's Women's Center is launching a new media activism program called Write(H)ers that will help "create a community of feminist-oriented writers," according to the Duke Chronicle: program members will participate in personal blogging and workshops with professional journalists (including Jill Filipovic,… » 2/18/13 4:20pm 2/18/13 4:20pm

'Pedo Parties' and Racist Ragers: Why Are Frat Bros Fixated on Fucked…

After Kappa Sigma fraternity suspended its chapter at Duke University following a racially insensitive Asian-themed rager — "Herro Nice Duke Peopre," the brothers wrote in the email invite — stories of other recent questionably themed gatherings started to circulate around campus. Highlights included a predominately… » 2/12/13 11:30am 2/12/13 11:30am

Duke Frat Bros in Trouble for Racist Asia Rager

Why are some fraternity brothers and sorority sisters obsessed with throwing racist shindigs and then compulsively photographing them so everyone on the internet can see how ignorant they are? It truly boggles the mind, but it's happened yet again, this time at — shocker — Duke University, an institute of higher… » 2/06/13 4:30pm 2/06/13 4:30pm

Duke Scientists Reinvent Lady Gaga as a Fern, Give Her Her Own Plant…

While winning a Grammy carries less and less clout by the year, there are still some honors a musician can achieve that actually mean something — the honors just happen to have nothing to do with music and everything to do with plant life. Scientists at Duke University have recently named 19 species of fern for Mama… » 10/23/12 12:00pm 10/23/12 12:00pm

Duke Fraternity Demonstrates Proper Way to Apologize For Being Racist

The fraternity responsible for throwing a party that encouraged invitees to dress like sexy Pilgrims and Indians has apologized for acting sort of racist. As an added bonus, they've reached out to the on-campus Native American student organization and refrained from calling for a round of high fives in the process.… » 12/08/11 1:50pm 12/08/11 1:50pm

Duke Brodudes Invite 'Pochahotness' to Attend Pilgrims and Indians…

For some, college learning comes in the form of classroom work, book reading, and late nights at the library. For others, it comes in the form of four years of public stupidity followed by confusion as to why people think you're acting like a dickbag. The Duke University fraternity behind a recent Pilgrims and Indians… » 12/05/11 4:50pm 12/05/11 4:50pm