The lawsuit came from fraud allegedly committed by former Duke researcher Erin Potts-Kant.
A researcher in the pulmonary, allergy and critical care department of Duke Health, Potts-Kant has had more than 12 scientific papers retracted since word broke of the allegedly falsified data.
One of the baseball players on the list was recently traded to the St. Deadspin has done him the favor of unearthing his entry in Owen's presentation for what it might reveal about the kind of player the team just scored in a post titled, "The St.
Louis Cardinals Just Traded For Subject 7 From The Duke F*** List." Referring to Owen's recounting of the voluminous sext messages that he sent to her, Deadspin notes "Alertness, activity" as a strength and a weakness as "Tries to do too much." "Overall, we think the Cardinals got themselves a hell of a player," writes Tom Ley.
That person apparently felt no compunction about sharing it more widely.
'Thirteen Shades of Duke' quickly went viral; the detailed presentation was posted on the Gawker websites of Deadspin and Jezebel, initially with the names of the athletes un-redacted. Two years later, the presentation continues to haunt its subjects.Thomas alleged Potts-Kant falsified data in research on mice’s lungs.From these data, labs at the University were able to secure additional federal funding, calling roughly 0 million in grants into question.It was the hot topic at Duke, one of the most prestigious American colleges, which is an expensive private academy with a predominantly white student population located in the North Carolina town of Durham.The student newspaper ran an editorial earlier this week simply headlined: "Karen Owen shatters the glass ceiling", in which they condemn her stating: "She actually managed to demean the opposite sex to the point where one must ask if the term 'weaker sex' shouldn’t be replaced with 'freakier sex'." The electronic “thesis”, compiled from her three years at Duke, was then published by several websites before going viral and becoming one of the most searched terms on the internet.Each of her 13 lovers are named and pictured – sometimes partially naked – while intimate details are also revealed.She details their “pros” and “cons” and ranks their sexual prowess out of 10 in coloured charts and an “official f---” list.I'm sure that every single athlete on Owen's list wishes she'd printed up hard copies of her presentation for her friends rather than providing an electronic copy on which it was so easy to hit "Forward." Or perhaps wishes she hadn't so thoroughly documented their time together at all." Despite the effort, late nights, stress and caffeine poured into the many papers and projects that we do in college, most are forgotten within a year of throwing our graduation hats into the air.But one Powerpoint presentation out of Duke University has serious lasting power: the infamous privacy landmine that was Duke 2010 graduate Karen Owen's 'Senior Thesis.' Owen kept detailed notes on her sexual adventures with 13 members of Duke’s lacrosse, baseball and tennis teams over the course of her four years at my alma mater.Referring to Owen's recounting of the voluminous sext messages that he sent to her, Deadspin notes "Alertness, activity" as a strength and a weakness as "Tries to do too much." "Overall, we think the Cardinals got themselves a hell of a player," writes Tom Ley.It's a painful reminder of how long the tail can be on a privacy catastrophe.