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A new Duke study reveals that coal ash has high levels of radioactivity. Current methods of coal ash storage in unlined ponds and ditches do not account for this, which means radioactive contaminants could seep into the surrounding environment.
Last week, Duke celebrated the official naming of the Samuel Dubois Cook Center on Social Equity with Dr. Cook and his family. When hired in 1966, Dr. Cook became the first African-American professor at Duke.
Duke recently completed a network upgrade across campus that means faster Internet for everyone. The two-year project resulted in 215 buildings being rewired across campus.
Finally, when the West Union opens in 2016, it will house a new on-campus pub called The Devil’s Krafthouse. The pub will be run by Geer Street Garden, a popular downtown Durham restaurant.
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