The Daily Tar Heel

Serving the students and the University community since 1893

Sunday December 4th

Duke University

Location: Durham, N.C.

Type: 4-year, Private

Year founded: 1839

Total enrollment (fall 2014): 14,850

Undergraduate enrollment: 6,646

Undergraduate applicants (class of 2018): 31,523

Acceptance rate: 12.4 percent

Graduation rate (after four years, fall 2013): 87 percent

Undergraduate tuition and fees (2014-2015): $47,243

Sports nickname: Blue Devils


Islamophobia distorts political rhetoric

Duke University Chapel’s call to prayer controversy, the highly publicized shooting deaths of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill and the Syrian refugee crisis — all have raised questions about the rhetoric surrounding Islam in politics and the media.

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UNC forward Kennedy Meeks (3) scored 18 points against the Blue Devils.

Duke edges out the Tar Heels by two points in overtime

This was an old-fashioned, impossible-to-script, picture-perfect basketball showdown in its purest form: two teams that despise each other. Hundreds of screaming, raucous, eccentric students painted from head to toe, looking for their six-and-a-half week stay in freezing tents to culminate with jubilation. A moment of silence for the passing of a North Carolina coaching legend, that rivalry aside, brought together all of Cameron Indoor Stadium in touching silence Wednesday night.

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Duke University cancels its call to prayer

When Duke University first announced a call to prayer from its chapel’s bell tower, it was intended to bring together Muslims and non-Muslims after recent terrorist attacks in Paris — instead, the move sparked widespread controversy and prompted Duke to cancel the event. Franklin Graham, a prominent evangelical Christian, wrote a Facebook post demanding that donors withhold donations from Duke until the policy was reversed.

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