Second Fairfax accuser is intensely private single mother

U.S. 02/14/19, 17:29

The Maryland woman who has accused Democratic Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of raping her while they were students at Duke University in 2000 is an intensely private single mother who worked for several years as a school fundraiser.A review of court records by The Associated Press also suggests Meredith ...

Anne Firor Scott, groundbreaking historian, dead at 97

Entertainment 02/13/19, 20:40

Anne Firor Scott, a prize-winning historian and esteemed professor who upended the male-dominated field of Southern scholarship by pioneering the study of Southern women, has died. She was 97.Her death was announced last week by Duke University, where she taught for three decades. Additional details about her death were not ...

2nd woman accuses Virginia official of sexual assault

Politics 02/08/19, 20:20

A second woman accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault Friday, saying the Democrat raped her 19 years ago while they were both students at Duke University. A lawyer for Meredith Watson, 39, said in a statement that Fairfax had attacked Watson in 2000. The statement described the assault ...

Duke moves to reassure grad students after Chinese complaint

U.S. 01/28/19, 16:33

Duke University moved quickly on Monday to offer apologies, launch an investigation and reassure a core group of graduate scholars after a medical school administrator complained about students speaking Chinese in an academic building. "Duke's engagement with China, with Chinese students and with Chinese scholars is broad, deep and longstanding," Duke ...

Post-Florence coal ash tests at 1 site yet to raise alarms

U.S. 10/02/18, 17:40

Sludge washed from buried coal-ash pits by Hurricane Florence's floodwaters hasn't polluted a neighboring North Carolina river with heavy metals at levels concerning to human health, state environmental officials said.Three old coal-ash dumps capped with soil and trees at Duke Energy Corp.'s closed H.F. Lee power plant in Goldsboro plant ...

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