Posts tagged "duke university"

Duke University Is Training Feminist Bloggers

Duke University has suffered some blows over the years as an academically prestigious school with a bad rep towards women. There was the infamous Duke lacrosse rape accusation of 2006 (which was later found to be false) and more recently, embarrassing fratboy shenanigans. Finally, some really positive news: Duke Women’s Center has created a program…

Jessica Wakeman / February 19, 2013

Lady Gaga Gets A Gender-Bending Fern Species Named After Her

When Dr. Kathleen Pryer and her team at Duke University’s herbarium discovered a new species of fern that produces spores that grow into male, female, or bisexual plants, their minds turned to–who else?–Lady Gaga. “We wanted to name this genus for Lady Gaga because of her fervent defense of equality and individual expression,” said Pryer.

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 25, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Duke Greeks Hosted Slutty Halloween Parties

Two Greek societies at Duke University sent Halloween party invitations to students that some say are inappropriate. Fraternity Sigma Nu implored women to dress as “a slutty nurse, a slutty doctor, a slutty schoolgirl, or just a total slut,” while Alpha Delta Pi’s email read, “Dear bitches, I mean witches.” (Note: Alpha Delta Pi…

Jessica Wakeman / November 5, 2010

Woman Makes PowerPoint Of Her Sexual Conquests, Goes Viral

Most of us keep something of a running tally in our heads of all the people we’ve fooled around with, but few of us would ever dream of putting that information into a PowerPoint presentation. Yet that’s exactly what one graduating Duke University senior did.

And now the PowerPoint — complete with photos of…

Julie Gerstein / October 1, 2010

A Cure For The Common Cold Sore

The CDC has confirmed that a cure for both oral and genital herpes is in the works. Hooray! An estimated 100 million Americans have the oral herp, while 20% have the kind below the belt. There is a tiny bit of bad news, though. The new treatment being studied would force on one last outbreak,…

Simcha / July 10, 2008