Michigan private school under fire after worksheet compares Barak Obama to primates
BIRMINGHAM, MI – A private school for the gifted is facing criticism after students in a high school biology class were handed a worksheet last week that showed former President Barack Obama among primates and other animals, according to reports. The Roeper School in Birmingham, near Detroit, was closed on Thursday, May 19, after threats were made online, WDIV Local 4 reports. The assignment showed pictures of several animals and Obama, and asked students, “Which of the following are primates?” the TV station reports. “When I saw it, I couldn’t believe it,” Carolyn Lett, director of diversity for the school, told WDIV. man walking dog attacked by stranger with hatchetMan missing for months found dead in trash can behind his homemlive.com
Duke senior's commencement speech accused of being plagiarized from Harvard student's 2014 address
A graduating student at Duke University faced heavy criticism after delivering a commencement address that shared “striking similarities” with a Harvard University graduation speech from 2014. During her commencement ceremony on May 8, speaker Priya Parkash called her school “the Duke nation” and said it could become its own country due to its various associations and landmarks. Parkash, who is originally from Pakistan, said that “if Duke were to dig a moat around its perimeter and fill that with water, it could be its own tiny island nation, like Cuba or maybe even Sri Lanka.”news.yahoo.com
Ex-Michigan DB says he’s transferring to Duke
A reserve Michigan defensive back who entered the transfer portal last month has decided on his next stop. Jordan Morant, who appeared in eight games over two seasons for the Wolverines, announced his commitment to Duke University on Saturday. At Duke, Morant will have three years of eligibility remaining and figures to get an opportunity to play a bigger role. And as we’ve seen at Michigan, players from New Jersey tend to have it. After Morant’s announcement, eight of the nine Michigan players to enter the transfer portal this offseason have found new homes.mlive.com
Baby gets heart transplant with a twist to fight rejection
Duke University doctors say a baby is thriving after a first-of-its-kind heart transplant -- one that came with a bonus technique to try to help prevent rejection of the new organ. The thymus plays a critical role in building the immune system. Doctors have wondered if implanting some thymus tissue that matched a donated organ might help it survive without the recipient needing toxic anti-rejection medicines.news.yahoo.com
College coaching salaries raise questions on wage gap
While some college athletes are now able to make money from sponsorships, many players believe they're still being exploited. A study published in the Antitrust Bulletin estimates Black athletes in the Power Five conferences lost out on approximately $1.2 billion to $1.4 billion dollars a year. Meanwhile, college coaches are making millions Nathan Kalman-Lamb, co-host of "The End of Sport" podcast and a lecturing fellow at Duke University, joins CBSN with more.news.yahoo.com
White House calls on pediatricians in kids' Covid vaccine rollout starting as early as next month
The U.S. government will rely heavily on pediatricians and family doctors in its Covid-19 vaccine rollout for kids ages 5 to 11, starting as early as next month, White House coronavirus response coordinator Jeff Zients said Wednesday. The number of new Covid cases in kids remains exceptionally high, with more 750,000 child cases added over the past four weeks, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Children's infections represent 16.3% of all Covid cases since the pandemic began, the academy said. Pfizer asked the Food and Drug Administration last Thursday to authorize its Covid vaccine with BioNTech for kids ages 5 to 11. Vaccinations for young kids could begin in early November, pending a favorable review by regulators, U.S.cnbc.com
The Latest: Mexico's president knocks US over vaccines
A police officer patrols in the Chatelet area amidst the new coronavirus pandemic, in Paris, Saturday, March 13, 2021. Some of the nation’s governors routinely block access to public records, keeping the public in the dark about key decisions involving the coronavirus pandemic. Polling shows divides by race and politics, with Black Americans and supporters of former President Donald Trump expressing more skepticism about the vaccines. Richard Hall of the Berkshire COVID-19 Vaccine Collaborative spoke to the The Berkshire Eagle. Ad___WASHINGTON - Commercial air travel appears to be on the upswing despite the coronavirus pandemic.
The Latest: All Duke University undergrads must quarantine
(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke University issued a quarantine order for all of its undergraduates effective Saturday night due to a coronavirus outbreak caused by students who attended recruitment parties, the school said. The university said in a statement that all undergraduate students will be forced to stay-in-place until at least March 21. Suspension or dismissal from the school are potential punishments for “flagrant or repeat violators.”Over the past week, the school has reported more than 180 positive coronavirus cases among students. AdItaly has now tallied some 3.2 million cases in the pandemic. The COVAX alliance aims to share COVID-19 vaccines with more than 90 lower and middle-income nations.
COVID vaccine trials underway in older children: What to know
Trials with the COVID-19 vaccine for children will build on what we’ve learned from the adult trials. A vaccine for younger children isn’t expected until early next year (2022). Moderna is enrolling about 3,000 children in its COVID-19 vaccine trial. Last month, British researchers launched a trial testing the AstraZeneca in children age 12 to 17. AdRight now, a vaccine for younger children isn’t expected until early next year (2022).
Man who played Duke Chapel bells for 50 years dies
In this 2018 photo provided by Duke University, Sam Hammond, university carillonneur, plays the Duke Chapel carillon at the university in Durham, North Carolina. Hammond, who retired as university carillonneur in 2018 after playing the bells at Duke Chapel for five decades, died Thursday at age 73 in Durham, the university said in a news release. When the basketball team played its archrival from the University of North Carolina, he played the Duke fight song. The university said he played music on the bells an average of 300 times a year, estimating his performances exceeded 15,000. In 1986, he was named university carillonneur, becoming the second person to hold that position.
Expert says Americans shouldn't be concerned about cutting time to produce COVID-19 vaccine
Expert says Americans shouldn't be concerned about cutting time to produce COVID-19 vaccine Vaccination efforts around the world are picking up steam. Meanwhile, Pfizer announced it expects to cut production time for its COVID-19 vaccine by nearly 50%. CBS News senior foreign correspondent Elizabeth Palmer has an update on the worldwide effort, and David Montefiori, a professor and director of Duke University's Laboratory for AIDS Vaccine Research and Development, joined CBSN's Lana Zak to discuss.cbsnews.com
Expert says Americans shouldn't be concerned about cutting time to produce COVID-19 vaccine
Expert says Americans shouldn't be concerned about cutting time to produce COVID-19 vaccine Vaccination efforts around the world are picking up steam. Meanwhile, Pfizer announced it expects to cut production time for its COVID-19 vaccine by nearly 50%. CBS News senior foreign correspondent Elizabeth Palmer has an update on the worldwide effort, and David Montefiori, a professor and director of Duke University's Laboratory for AIDS Vaccine Research and Development, joins CBSN's Lana Zak to discuss.cbsnews.com
High school senior opens Duke University acceptance at mother's gravesite to share the moment with her
High school senior opens Duke University acceptance at mother's gravesite to share the moment with her Skylar Hughes, a Georgia high school senior, waited 16 hours to read an email from Duke University about her application – so she could open it at her mother's grave and share the moment with her.cbsnews.com
Duke University schools the country on how to stay open during the COVID-19 pandemic
Duke University is sometimes referred to as a pretty good knock-off of fancier schools farther north. At Duke, students lived together on-campus and off, mingled in dorms and attended classes and labs. There was “the Duke Compact,” a pandemic version of an honor code entered into by every student who came to campus. It implemented the pooled testing program, which relayed highly accurate results in 18 to 30 hours. Those models fleshed out the contours of an effective pooled testing program, and showed that Cornell’s veterinary labs — which were skilled in the testing of herds of dairy cows — could carry it out.latimes.com
Three investment mistakes that will drain your portfolio during the coronavirus outbreak
And according to behavioral finance expert John Forlines III, a professor at Duke University, moments like these are where vulnerable investors will make their biggest mistakes. Forlines says that people tend to put off decisions until the last minute and, especially with investing, rush in at the wrong time. He says these decisions will be made even worse by another human tendency: "availability bias." Check out this video to learn the other major mistakes investors make and how to correct them. CHECK OUT: Why January is a particularly great time to invest your money via Grow with Acorns+CNBC.cnbc.com
'Predictably Irrational' author says this is what investors should be doing during the pandemic
And according to Duke University behavioral economist Dan Ariely, nothing is exactly what most investors should do during the coronavirus outbreak. Ariely, author of the best-selling book "Predictably Irrational," says there are three types of investors, and you should know which kind you are before making any trades. You don't know anything special. Check out this video to learn what Ariely says the other two types of investors should be doing, and how they can rationally evaluate every trade. CHECK OUT: Why January is a particularly great time to invest your money via Grow with Acorns+CNBC.cnbc.com
Universities cancel study-abroad programs amid virus fears
As concerns about China's virus outbreak spread, universities are scrambling to assess the risks to their programs, and some are canceling study-abroad opportunities and prohibiting travel affecting hundreds of thousands of students. From Europe to Australia and the United States, universities in countries that host Chinese students have reconsidered academic-related travel to and from China. Lately, the relationship has been strained by visa difficulties, trade conflicts and U.S. concerns about security risks posed by visiting Chinese students. A spokesman for Silesian University in the Czech Republic said the school postponed exchange programs for 38 Chinese students. Tens of thousands of Chinese students enrolled in Australian universities are stranded in their home country.monroenews.com
Nathan Bain hit the game-winner to upset Duke. Now, fans are donating to his family after they lost everything.
Stephen F. Austin State University basketball player Nathan Bain became an overnight sensation after he hit a game-winning layup to defeat the No. Bain's family was particularly hit hard by Hurricane Dorian. The powerful storm hit the islands in early September and destroyed "nearly everything of value" belonging to Bain's family, according to the GoFundMe page set up by the school. Stephen F. Austin forward Nathan Bain and guard David Kachelries celebrate Bain's game-winning basket against Duke in overtime. "I was just in disbelief at what basketball had done for my family," Bain told the Associated Press.cbsnews.com
Trump says he has not asked DOJ to investigate Biden's son
FILE PHOTO: Then-U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden attend an NCAA basketball game between Georgetown University and Duke University in Washington, U.S., January 30, 2010. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photofeeds.reuters.com
America's CFOs brace for a recession prior to the 2020 election
Trade war jittersNot only is the trade war increasing uncertainty, but the tit-for-tat battle has deepened the global manufacturing slowdown. The Duke survey has consistently pointed to 2020 as the year when a recession could strike. However, that 2020 recession call has fallen to about about two-thirds during the past two surveys. The Duke survey, which also questions CFOs outside the United States, found that pessimism isn't just an American problem. Eighty-one percent of CFOs in Africa expect a recession will begin in their countries by the third quarter of 2020.
Former NBA player towers over other graduates at Army Ranger School
Former Duke University and NBA player Marshall Plumlee graduates from the U.S. Army Ranger school. At seven feet tall, the former NBA player towered over other uniformed graduates at the Army Ranger School in Fort Benning, Georgia, last Friday. Proud of today's Ranger School graduates including 2LT Marshall Plumlee," Hodne wrote. Another Army graduate also made headlines this week -- 1st Lt. Chelsey Hibsch, the first woman in the Air Force to graduate Ranger School. The Pentagon describes Ranger School as "the Army's premier combat leadership course, teaching Ranger students how to overcome fatigue, hunger, and stress to lead soldiers during small unit combat operations."
What's next in fighting cancer with polio virus?
The FDA granted a new brain cancer treatment that uses the polio virus with "breakthrough status." This means clinical trials can move more quickly than usual. Scott Pelley and "60 Minutes" have been following the trials at Duke University for two years, tracking several of the study's participants. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" from Los Angeles to discuss what's next for the cancer breakthrough.cbsnews.com
Monkeys with implants control devices with their minds
Scientists at Duke University have developed a device that allows monkeys to control robotic wheelchairs by sending signals from their brains. There's hope that one day the technology will help people with disabilities. Contessa Brewer has more.cbsnews.com
Tensions high after noose found on Duke campus
Duke University is condemning the latest apparent act of racism on campus. Students protested into the night, as authorities investigated who hung a noose from a tree on campus this week. Jericka Duncan reports on how this is just the latest racially-charged incident to rock the North Carolina school this year.cbsnews.com
Duke University cancels plans for Muslim call to prayer
Duke University cancels plans for Muslim call to prayer Backlash caused Duke University to cancel plans to use its chapel tower for the Muslim call to prayer. Julianna Goldman reports from Durham, North Carolina, where a lower-key prayer ceremony was held on Friday.cbsnews.com