The Duke Digest - February 11, 2011
In Today's Issue:
- Duke Names Honorary Degree Recipients, Including Secretary Eric Shinseki
- Duke v. UNC: The Dawn of the Rivalry
- Duke Law Alum Named FDIC General Counsel
- Duke Prof Urges Coherent Conservation Policy for Deep-Sea Mining
- Schanzer: Hearings on Radicalization Should Educate, Not Inflame
DUKE NAMES HONORARY DEGREE RECIPIENTS, INCLUDING SECRETARY ERIC SHINSEKI
Duke University will award seven honorary degrees at its commencement exercises May 15, Duke President Richard H. Brodhead announced Wednesday.
Duke Names Honorary Degree Recipients (DukeNews)
DUKE V. UNC: THE DAWN OF THE RIVALRY
Looking backwards through the mist of history, it’s hard to understand why it took Duke (still Trinity College in those days) and North Carolina so long to begin their basketball rivalry. But when it did finally get going just after World War I, the first meetings produced the same kind of drama that has turned Duke-Carolina basketball into one of the most celebrated rivalries in all of sports.
Duke - North Carolina: The Dawn of the Rivalry (GoDuke.com)
DUKE LAW ALUM NAMED FDIC GENERAL COUNSEL
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) named Michael Krimminger (Law '82) FDIC general counsel on Friday, February 4. The agency's chairman Sheila Bair said Krimminger — a banking attorney who already serves the chairman as deputy for policy — will assume his new position immediately.
The FDIC Board of Directors unanimously approved the appointment Friday morning.
FDIC, SEC Both Name New General Counsel (housingwire.com)
DUKE PROF URGES COHERENT CONSERVATION POLICY FOR DEEP-SEA MINING
With commodity prices on the rise, mining of mineral deposits at deep-sea vents looks set to begin in the next few years. Cindy Lee Van Dover, director of the Duke University Marine Lab and chair of Duke's division of Marine Science and Conservation, writes in the latest issue of "Nature" that extracting minerals from sea-floor vents should not go ahead without a coherent conservation framework.
Tighten Regulations on Deep-Sea Mining (Nicholas.duke.edu)
More about Cindy Lee Van Dover (duke.edu)
SCHANZER: HEARINGS ON RADICALIZATION SHOULD EDUCATE, NOT INFLAME
David Schanzer, director of the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security at Duke University, provides commentary on plans to conduct hearings on the "radicalization of the American Muslim community:"
The polarized debate taking place over U.S. Rep. Peter King’s plans to conduct hearings on radicalization among Muslim-Americans is disturbing. A coalition of Muslim, human rights, and other religious organizations claims this is an illegitimate and discriminatory inquiry. I disagree.
The proposed hearings can serve a useful purpose if King re-sets the tone, educates the public about the true nature of the domestic threat, and closely scrutinizes the government’s strategy for countering violent extremism.
Hearings on Radicalization Should Educate, Not Inflame (Sanford.duke.edu)