FS WHO? Duke basketball shoots past the Seminoles 79-60 by The ChronicleFeb 04, 2013 “TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—For the second time in as many weeks, Duke basketball has traveled to Florida for a rout. Unlike the 90-63 drubbing they received at the hands of Miami Jan. 23, though, the Blue Devils were the ones dealing out the beating Saturday afternoon at the Donald L. Tucker Center.
Behind a lights-out shooting performance from the backcourt trio of Quinn Cook, Seth Curry and Rasheed Sulaimon, Duke demolished Florida State 79-60 on the Seminoles’ home floor. While Florida State star...”
Unselfish play guides Duke basketball's 79-60 win against Florida State by The ChronicleFeb 03, 2013 “Sometimes there is nothing a team can do to make the shots go in. Sometimes everything falls. The most a team can do is put itself in a position to shoot a high percentage. On Wednesday, Wake Forest’s hot shooting put the Demon Deacons in a position to upset the Blue Devils even though their effort ultimately fell short. Saturday, No. 5 Duke (19-2, 6-2 in the ACC) brought its hottest hand but it was more than random fluctuation. The Blue Devils shared the shots and moved the ball to put...”
Facing North Carolina, Duke women's basketball puts undefeated ACC record on the line by The ChronicleFeb 03, 2013 “Haley Peters left Chapel Hill last year with a smile on her face, despite the 17 freshly sewn stitches in her left cheek.
Peters bounced back from Tar Heel senior Chay Shegog’s ferocious, albeit inadvertent, elbow to finish with nine points and seven rebounds, leading the Blue Devils to a 69-63 victory.
The prospect of a little physicality has not left Duke’s 6-foot-3 junior apprehensive about the game—she looks forward to the energized environment. “[The rivalry has] always meant a lot...”
Duke basketball pushes for second road victory at Florida State by The ChronicleFeb 01, 2013 “With its first true road win now under its belt, No. 5 Duke (18-2, 5-2 in the ACC) will attempt to earn its second straight victory away from Cameron Indoor Stadium, as it travels south to take on Florida State Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Donald L. Tucker Center. The Seminoles (12-8, 4-3 in the ACC) currently sit tied for fifth in the league with North Carolina. Last year’s ACC tournament champs—who defeated traditional conference juggernauts Duke and North Carolina twice each last season—enter...”
Duke students flock to Europe for study abroad by The ChronicleFeb 01, 2013 “Despite increasing talk about a broader global focus, the numbers show European countries remain the primary destination for Duke students studying abroad. Of a total 576 students who studied abroad in Fall 2012, 412 studied in Europe, according to data from the Global Education Office for Undergraduates. Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom are the three most popular locations, and only three non-European countries—Australia, Costa Rica and South Africa—rank in the top 10. The breakdown has...”
Duke buys property in West Village from failed Davis-Laettner venture by The ChronicleFeb 01, 2013 “Duke expanded its footprint in Durham by purchasing part of the West Village development in an attempt to finalize a long-term revitalization project.
In early January, Duke bought the Powerhouse Building on Fuller Street from the financially troubled Blue Devil Ventures for $2.275 million. This purchase is the latest step for Duke in a years-long expansion into Durham, said Scott Selig, associate vice president for capital assets and real estate for Duke. “In 2005 we had 70,000 square feet...”
Duke ranks as largest recipient of corporate research funding at more than $200M by The ChronicleFeb 01, 2013 “In an era of tightened government purse-strings, corporations play a central, if not controversial, role in funding research at Duke. Duke has received the most corporate research dollars out of all universities nationwide for the last 10 years—$215 million in 2011. The next highest recipient, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, received just $110 million in 2011. As the University research budget soared from $441 million in 2002 to nearly $1 billion in 2011, for-profit firms have kept...”
David Price, John Sarbanes slam super PACs by The ChronicleFeb 01, 2013 “Grassroots leaders are preparing for a comprehensive effort to combat the influence of Big Money on political campaigns.
The role of money in politics rose to the media spotlight in the recent elections, fueling a movement to reform the influence money wields in elections. These issues in turn fueled a discussion at the Sanford School of Public Policy Thursday, “Big Money vs. Grassroots Democracy.” The four-person panel featured authors of legislation promoting campaign finance...”
Blue Devil women's tennis faces first challenge at Northwestern by The ChronicleJan 31, 2013 “After dominating victories against Wisconsin and Wyoming during the ITA Kick-Off Weekend this past week, the No. 3 Blue Devils will head to Evanston, Ill. Sunday to take on what head coach Jamie Ashworth believes is the team’s first real challenge in No. 14 Northwestern.
“It is the first time that this team will really be tested,” he said. “I think we need to see where we are against a top-20 team.” The Wildcats are one of only a few teams to have been ranked No. 1 in the nation in the past...”
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