One wonders what the Duke administration is thinking. This kind of thing can’t be good for recruitment. From a public-relations standpoint, it looks like Duke’s strategy is to a) ignore public outcries as much as possible, and b) brazenly bull forward doing the wrong things again and again. Somehow I don’t think this is VP John Burness’ advice. He’s smarter than that. I think Duke’s got a boneheaded president who won’t listen to anyone and a runaway leftwing multicultural professoriate which has the administration intimidated. As a parent of a colleg-age child, I’d have ask if great basketball is worth $40,000 a year?