On August 30, 2014, before a football game against Elon, the executive vice president of Duke University hit a parking attendant with his car—and, she says, called her a “stupid nigger” as he drove away. Following an investigative report by the Duke Chronicle, nine students have occupied an administrative building and are demanding the resignation of three senior university officials.
Last year, Rudy Giuliani's son Andrew filed a lawsuit against Duke University after the school kicked him off the golf team. Andrew claimed that Duke's golf coach had made up a series of allegations in order to force him off the team and had turned his classmates against him. The school (and the coach) countered by saying Giuliani had been dumped for "a variety of boorish acts, including assaulting a teammate, defying coaches, and violating 'both the rules and the spirit of the game of golf.'" (In other words, he behaved much the same way you'd expect given his equally boorish dad.) A judge finally weighed in yesterday and dismissed the lawsuit—but not before slipping in a series of references to Caddyshack in the process. Andrew shouldn't have any trouble putting this legal defeat behind him. As the Smoking Gun points out, "Giuliani graduated this month from Duke, so he's got that going for him."
Rudy Giuliani's son Andrew — the little scamp who mugged for cameras at his father's mayoral inauguration in 1994, then disappeared in anger after his parents' divorce — has been ejected from Duke's golf team for what his lawyers are calling "unfounded accusations" and a "bizarre Lord of the Flies scheme." Yes, you read that right, and it's good to know Andrew's counsel is as evocative as dad was as a federal prosecutor and prince of the city. While details are thin (Duke says it hasn't received a copy of the suit yet), Newsday hints at an intramural power struggle that's more Larry David than William Golding: