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TRIPOLI, Libya — Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s four-decade-long rule over Libya was crumbling at breakneck speed Sunday as hundreds of rebel fighters swept toward the heart of Tripoli and dissidents said they had secured control of many parts of the capital. With rebel leaders saying that Gadhafi’s compound was surrounded, that his son Saif al-Islam had been captured and that his presidential guard had surrendered, the six-month-old battle for control of Libya appeared to be hurtling toward a dramatic finale. By early Monday morning, opposition flags were fluttering over buildings across the capital, and rebels were firmly in control of the symbolically significant Green Square in the heart of the city. In a brief broadcast on state television, Gadhafi made what came across as a desperate plea for support. “Go out and take your weapons,” the Libyan leader said. The rebel advance unfolded with surprising speed throughout the day as fighters converged on the capital from three directions. In areas under rebel control, thousands of people poured onto the streets in areas under rebel control to celebrate, stomping on posters of Gadhafi, setting off fireworks and

Duke students will associate a new name with on-campus car rentals this Fall. WeCar, a subsidiary of Enterprise Rent-ACar, has replaced Zipcar as the campus carsharing service, said Chris Brown, external chief of staff for Duke Student Government. WeCar offers more cars, higher daily mileage limits, cheaper overnight rates and longer reservation maximums. WeCar vehicles will be available for rental Aug. 15. “It was really a no-brainer to switch to WeCar with the options and business model they offered,” Brown said. “Working with Zipcar was very frustrating.” Brown, as the former vice president for athletics and campus services, worked closely last year with Duke Parking and Transportation and WeCar to make the transition. This is the second partnership the University will make with WeCar’s parent company, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, which has a long-term rental partnership with the University. Duke Parking and Transportation and DSG also explored other car sharing services earlier this year because Zipcar’s contract is set to expire Aug. 31. WeCar offered to place 15 cars for rent on campus lots, Brown noted, compared to Zipcar’s current placement of eight cars. WeCar also offers a wider variety of

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Freshman guard Austin Rivers scored 18 and 12 points in Duke’s two wins over the U-23 Chinese national team. The Blue Devils play again today in Beijing. SEE SPORTS PAGE 7.

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$13.6M gift to fund new special collections library by Nicole Kyle THE CHRONICLE

The University’s special collections library will be getting some special attention—not to mention a redesigned home and a new name—in the latest wave of Perkins Library renovations. David Rubenstein, Trinity ’70 and co-founder and managing director of The Carlyle Group, is making the renovations possible with a $13.6 million gift. David Rubenstein The Rare Book, Manuscript and Special Collections Library will be renamed the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library, pending Board of Trustees approval, the University announced August 17. Ruben-

stein is also co-vice chair of the Board. The gift is the largest ever made to Duke Libraries. “For years we’ve been thinking that the Duke special collections deserved its own named library,” said Deborah Jakubs, University librarian and vice provost for library affairs. “Duke’s collections are pretty remarkable, so having the Rubenstein Library will put us in a different league.” Renovations to the special collections library will tentatively begin in early 2013, said Thomas Kearns, principal architect at Shepley Bulfinch, the firm working on the project. The original 1928 and 1948 buildings will be transformed into an improved study, learning and user space. The new design will also provide a healthier environment for the long-term preservation of the University’s special collections and archives, Kearns added. “For undergraduates and graduates do-

ing research, access is going to be really improved,” he said. “This is exciting because it’s nothing like any other library has today. It’s going to be really fantastic.” There will be a new stack storage system for all special manuscripts along with fire protection and indoor air control systems. There will also be a number of new and updated facilities within the Rubenstein Library, including a special collections research room, a rare book classroom, seminar room, assembly space and a photography gallery. The redesign will also revamp the main entrance to Perkins Library. “It’s kind of dark now and not really accessible. The landscape will be cleaned up and well-lit,” Kearns said. “We’re also going to restore the Biddle [rare books] room and restore the old Gothic reading room. There are a lot of exciting pieces to the puzzle.” Kearns and administrators said the Ruben-

DEVILS GO EAST Stay up to date on the Blue Devils’ trip to China and the UAE on dukechronicle.com/mens-basketball Read the live blog of Duke-China this morning at 8 A.M.

stein Library is slated to open in early 2015, though the timeline is variable. The estimated total cost of the project is about $30 million, Jakubs said, adding that the libraries will continue fundraising for the project from other areas. Rubenstein’s gift is the second stroke of luck for Duke Libraries, as Duke Athletics announced a ticket sale proceeds partnership with the libraries in May. Funds raised from the partnership, which begins this upcoming season, will be used for discretionary library spending. The Rubenstein Library is the final part of the Perkins project, a multi-year library renovation project that began 10 years ago, responsible for additions such as the von der Heyden Pavilion and Bostock Library. This gift fulfills SEE LIBRARIES ON PAGE 5


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“BEIJING, CHINA — Freshman guard Austin Rivers said Sunday after practice that his ankle feels fine despite spraining it during the Blue Devils’ most recent game in China. ‘It was irritating me a little bit yesterday and the day before,’ Rivers said. ‘Today it feels a lot better…. It’s not lasting. I’ll be back—I mean, I’m already back. So I’ll be fine.’” — From The Blue Zone bluezone.dukechronicle.com

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US aid implicated in cases Guardian loses readers even after phone-hacking of power abuse in Colombia BOGOTA, Colombia — The Obama administration often cites Colombia’s thriving democracy as proof that U.S. assistance, know-how and commitment can turn around a potentially failed state under terrorist siege. The country’s U.S.-funded counterinsurgency campaign against a Marxist rebel group—and the civilian and military coordination behind it—are viewed as so successful that it has become a model for strategy in Afghanistan. But new revelations in long-running political scandals under former President Alvaro Uribe, a close U.S. ally throughout his eight-year tenure, have implicated American aid, and possibly U.S. officials, in egregious abuses of power and illegal actions by the Colombian government under the guise of fighting terrorism and continual drug smuggling.

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LONDON — Britain’s Guardian took down Britain’s best-selling Sunday newspaper by exposing that the Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid hacked a murder victim’s voicemail. It may still lose an intensifying battle for readers. The Guardian’s British Web traffic fell 2.5 percent in July from the previous month, according to figures provided to Bloomberg by Comscore Inc., whose data is used by more than 1,800 clients including Facebook and Microsoft. That’s even as Guardian reporters’ coverage of phone hacking at the News of the World forced News Corp. to shutter the title. Visits to the Daily Mail, the most popular British newspaper site, rose 5.2 percent. The Sun, another News Corp. title, was up 15 percent. For the 190-year-old Guardian, whose parent company posted a $97 million operating loss last year, the figures are a source of doubt over its financial state.

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Duke researcher pioneers solar panel substitute by Maggie Spini THE CHRONICLE

Implementing solar panels may make most environmentally conscious individuals feel virtuous, but Duke engineer Nico Hotz has higher standards. Hotz, who accepted a position as an assistant professor of mechanical engineering in the Pratt School of Engineering last summer, is working on a system that combines sunlight and biofuel—what he calls a hybrid system—to create electricity. This new technology could make solar panels, which convert sunlight directly into electricity, obsolete. In Hotz’s system, the energy from sunlight starts a chemical reaction that converts fuel to hydrogen. This hydrogen is then stored in a fuel cell, which converts it to electricity. Although Hotz currently uses purchased

methanol for fuel, he said the system would ideally utilize biomass, like wood waste or other agricultural waste, which can be converted into methanol. Hotz added that the process is “very clean.” A more efficient alternative Hotz created his design to eliminate what he recognized as a design flaw in other renewable energy systems. “If you have a [solar panel] on the roof of your house, you only get power from it during the day, maybe from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or something like that. At night, obviously you don’t get any power and in the evening and early morning you get hardly any power,” he said. “You need to have something to store the energy… for example, a battery that you charge during the day and then recharge and take the energy from the battery at night.” But, Hotz said, batteries are often large and expensive. Storing energy in the form of a gas such as hydrogen requires much less space and is more efficient and cheaper. Although Hotz said the process of converting fuel to hydrogen is well known—other researchers have also experimented with this process—his utilization of sunlight is new. To convert methanol to hydrogen without using sunlight, one must burn some of the fuel to heat the reactor. “If you do it [by burning fuel] you lose maybe a third of your fuel to heat the whole thing,” he said. “We ignored that way—we use the whole fuel to convert hydrogen and heat it by using sunlight instead of burning the fuel.” Hotz estimates that this alternative allows him to increase efficiency by up to 50 percent.

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Cheaper energy? In addition to being clean, Hotz also believes his system will also be a cost-effective alternative to solar panels, also known as photovoltaic cells. “The problem with photovoltaic cells, like silicon

Duke researcher Nico Hotz’s energy storage system uses sunlight and biofuel to create a more efficient way to trap energy than solar panels.

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The retractions continue for embattled former Duke cancer researcher Dr. Anil Potti. A medical journal—Blood—published a retraction notice Friday for the paper “Geneexpression patterns predict phenotypes of immune-mediated thrombosis.” Potti served as lead author on the paper, which was originally published in February 2006. This marks Potti’s fifth retraction since issues surfaced regarding falsified portions of his resume, leading to his resignation from Duke’s Institute for Genome Sciences and Anil Potti Policy and the School of Medicine. In the retraction letter, the authors acknowledge that they have been unable to reproduce key findings from the research conducted independently by Potti “regarding validation of predictive models for thrombotic phenotypes.” The studies were conducted with 129 patients, according to the paper. The authors added further doubts about Potti’s methodology. “It has also been recognized that multiple samples appear to be duplicated in the training and validation datasets pertaining to the analysis presented in Figure 2 of the paper, which was also performed by Anil Potti,” they wrote in the notice. The blog Retraction Watch reported that this paper had been cited 24 times since publication, raising concerns about the breadth of research undermined by the flaws in Potti’s research. The effects of the Potti scandal have been rippling through the genetic cancer research community since The Cancer Letter revealed last summer that Potti had falsely claimed a Rhodes Scholarship and other awards on his resume. The University launched investigations that identified corruption of datasets in Potti’s research and credentials. He resigned November 19 and accepted responsibility for the faults in his research. As of June, Potti was practicing oncology in South Carolina.

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GADHAFI from page 1 honking horns. Opposition flags fluttered over buildings around Tripoli, including those around the central square, previously the site of near-daily pro-Gadhafi rallies. With communications to the capital sporadic and some journalists confined to their hotel, some rebel claims could not be confirmed, and some experts cautioned that a tough urban battle may yet lie ahead between the lightly armed and untrained rebels and the elite government forces kept in reserve for the defense of the capital. But reporters traveling with rebel forces said Gadhafi’s defenses were melting away faster than had been expected, with reports of entire units fleeing as rebels entered the capital from the south, east and west, and his supporters inside the city tearing off their uniforms, throwing down their weapons and attempting to blend into the population. A Tripoli-based activist said the rebels had secured the

seaport, where several hundred reinforcements for the opposition had arrived by boat, and were in the process of evicting Gadhafi loyalists from the Mitiga air base on the eastern edge of the city. “The Gadhafi regime is clearly crumbling,� said a statement issued by NATO, whose five-month-old aerial bombing campaign, ostensibly launched to protect civilians, contributed enormously to the erosion of government defenses. A U.S. official in Washington who was monitoring the intelligence from Libya said that the situation in Tripoli was fluid but that Gadhafi and his hardcore loyalists did not appear likely to give up easily. In the rebel capital, Benghazi, where huge crowds gathered to celebrate what they hoped was the imminent capture of Tripoli, Transitional National Council leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil announced that Gadhafi’s son Saif alIslam had been captured. There was no indication as to Gadhafi’s whereabouts, though he had issued a defiant speech earlier in the day in which he insisted he was in Tripoli and would not surrender. “We cannot go back until the last drop of our

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Rubenstein said he decided “pretty much on the spot” to contribute. The $13.6 million gift is not the first time Rubenstein has made significant contributions to the University, though this is his largest. In 2009, Rubenstein donated $5.75 million to help the Sanford School of Public Policy in its transition from an institute to a school. In 2002, he contributed $5 million toward the completion of Sanford’s Rubenstein Hall. This gift, however, is a particular blend of Rubenstein’s interests, given his affinity for historical documents. In December 2007, he purchased the last privately owned copy of the Magna Carta, which he then loaned to the National Archives in Washington, D.C. He added that he would like to help expand the collection in the future, perhaps aiding the library in acquiring materials. Rubenstein said he hopes the redesigned library will help promote the collections and an interest in rare materials. “This will be a place where students can meet, with places to study, and I think that will be helpful,” he said. “ If you have a better facility, it might get

LIBRARIES from page 1 the total fundraising goal for the Perkins project, whose total cost is approximately $90 million, Jakubs added. A fitting gift Rubenstein’s connection to Duke Libraries and the special collections reaches far deeper than his latest gift. As a freshman in 1966, he helped retrieve books for students under the old, closedstack system. “To help pay my way through Duke, I got a job to work at the library for $1.50 an hour,” Rubenstein said. “The building in which I did it was the only library building at the time, and it was the existing special collections building. So I guess you could say I took an interest then.” In May, Rubenstein met with Jakubs and other library administrators after the BOT executive committee meeting. After hearing of the libraries’ desire to modernize the special collections and the approximate cost,

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The final stage of renovations to Perkins Library is scheduled to begin in 2013.

more students interested.” The student experience Jakubs said the library administration is making sure that the redesign reflects the Duke community’s needs and improves research interactions with materials. The new design provides teaching and research spaces as well as additional—and varied—study space. The Rubenstein Library will increase access to materials and make research easier, a huge benefit given that 40 percent of special collections users are undergraduates, Jakubs said. Visitation to the Duke Libraries has increased by more than five times in the past six years. In 2004, the library gate count was about a half a

WECAR from page 1 vehicles—including SUVs, minivans and the Chevrolet Volt, an electric vehicle. Zipcar limited its fleet to sedans and hybrids. Officials from Duke Parking and Transportation could not be reached for comment. Travis Reike, an account manager in Zipcar’s university division, said Zipcar’s lack of vans and SUVs was likely a major factor in Duke’s decision to switch to another service. Senior Hannah Smith said she has not used Zipcar while on campus, but would consider using WeCar because it offers larger vehicles. “For a while, only one of my friends had a car, and I remember our group [of friends] really cramming into it,” she said. WeCar will also hire a Duke student to handle marketing and promotions for the service, working to build a stronger campus presence, Brown added. DSG and the administration considered opening a WeCar kiosk in the Bryan Center but that plan has been delayed until the Spring. Some drivers will have an easier registration

million people per year. In 2010, the gate count increased to 2.8 million, Kearns said. “While digitization is making more of our materials accessible around the world, Duke still places a high value on engaging with primary sources and learning how to do original research,” President Richard Brodhead said in a statement to The Chronicle Friday. “Rather than working with representations, students can work with a scrapbook assembled by Walt Whitman, first editions of novels by Charles Dickens in their serialized form or an original photograph by Matthew Brady. Thanks to this renovation, the libraries will be able to expand their teaching and outreach, bringing more students face-to-face with documents and artifacts that illuminate new things about the past.” process with WeCar. WeCar allows international students to enroll by presenting only a valid International Driver’s License, Brown said. The daily mileage rate with WeCar is 200 miles, as opposed to 180 miles with ZipCar, and students can reserve cars for a seven day stint as opposed to Zipcar’s four days. Hourly rates and annual fees remain the same, with WeCar charging $8 per hour and $35 annually. DSG initially tried to negotiate with WeCar to offer a lower hourly rental rate before WeCar ultimately agreed to match Zipcar’s price. “We lost no ground in our negotiations with WeCar,” Brown said. “For the same price, we’re getting a better service.” But, per WeCar policy, students under 21 applying for a membership need to have parental consent, a condition ZipCar customers did not face. Junior Joe Anderson said, however, that the policy would not make him less likely to become a WeCar member. Current Zipcar customers will be reimbursed for their balances upon switching to WeCar and will also receive free membership for their first year.

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at 8 p.m. local time. The Blue Devils are staying in the Portman Ritz-Carlton, the same hotel that housed both the Hoyas and the Rockets. The New York Times reported that when the Hoyas and the Rockets were seen in the hotel’s lobby Friday afternoon, there were no visible signs of tension between the two teams. Some Georgetown fans were unhappy with the officiating in the game, as the foul differential was 28-11 in favor of the Rockets. In Duke’s first two games, China has shot 72 free throws to Duke’s 25. In total, the Blue Devils have been whistled for 58 fouls to China’s 36. Head coach Mike Krzyzewski has been visibly frustrated

SHANGHAI, CHINA — Kofi Annan, the famed former Secretary General of the United Nations, once said in an address that “sport is a universal language.” Head coach Mike Duke 77 Krzyzewski and his team are that assertion to the China 64 putting test as they get a taste of basketball halfway around the Duke 78 world in China, some 7,600 miles from Durham. China 66 Despite the challenges of a different rulebook and a grueling travel schedule, the Blue Devils have nonetheless come away with two wins over the Chinese junior national team this week. Duke opened the Friendship Games with a 77-64 win on Wednesday night in Kunshan, a Shanghai suburb that will be home to the University’s new Chinese campus. The next night, Duke picked up where it left off, with a 78-66 victory in the first basketball game ever played in Shanghai’s new Mercedes-Benz Arena. Junior forward Ryan Kelly showed off a muchimproved game as the star of both contests, with 14 points plus 13 rebounds in Kunshan and 20 points and eight rebounds in Shanghai. “The way the game was going, it was really intense,” Kelly said on Thursday. “Everyone was playing really hard, and every basket was a big basket. I was just really excited, you know, every shot I hit was helping our team…. When we see each other getting excited about big plays, it helps everyone on the floor.” Junior guard Seth Curry, who handled bulk of the point guard duties, said after the Shanghai game that he noticed Kelly’s confidence peak during the second half and made an extra effort to get him the ball. “He’s just being really aggressive and playing with confidence,” Curry, who scored 15 points of his own on 6-of-17 shooting, said. “He’s knocking down shots, and that’s helping his all-around game…. He can be a big guy on this team, that can take a big time role.” Kelly’s efficient 9-for-11 shooting performance led the way as the team shot 60 percent from inside the arc and added nine makes in 27 tries from long range. The quality shooting performance helped Duke coast to victory despite a tightly contested first half. Duke led by just six at halftime, but China went on a run at the beginning of the second half to cut the deficit to two. After struggling in the first half to contain Chinese big men Li Muhae and Wang Zhelin around the rim, Miles Plumlee recovered to record 14 points and a team-high nine rebounds. Between China’s 20 turnovers and poor shooting from the charity stripe—56-percent shooting on 32 attempts—the Blue Devils were able to close the game and extend the lead back to 12 by the final buzzer. The poor free-throw performance by the Chinese is especially striking, since the hosts have attempted significantly more free throws than their guests. In two games, the Chinese have attempted 72 total free throws, 44 more than the Blue Devils. Both winning efforts were keyed overwhelmingly

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Duke heads to Beijing for third game against China As the in-game fight between Georgetown’s basketball team and China’s Bayi Rockets attracts international attention, Duke will continue its tour of the country unchanged by the incident. The Blue Devils arrived in Beijing on Saturday, just two days after a contest between the Hoyas and one of China’s most successful professional franchises devolved into an ugly benches-clearing brawl. The game was left in an unfinished tie after Georgetown left the court when bottles began to be thrown from the stands. The two teams reconciled the next morning before the Hoyas flew to Shanghai to participate in this weekend’s Nike Sports Festival. Duke has not made any alterations to its itinerary in the incident’s wake and will face China’s junior national team for the third time Monday in Beijing’s MasterCard Center


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As Gamecock Kortney Rhoades bore down on the Duke goal unmarked in the 64th minute, goalkeeper Tara Campbell was the only Blue Devil left who could keep Duke’s lead at 1-0. threatening Army 0 After all half, South CarDuke 2 olina had its best chance to score, 0 USC but Campbell was going to let the Duke 2 not No. 21 Gamecocks (1-1-0) back into the game. The junior stretched out just as Rhoades connected with the shot, reaching out to save it with her right foot. Moments later the ball was up at the other end of the field at the feet of Kaitlyn Kerr. Kerr moved past a defender and unleashed a shot with her right foot. She could not have struck it sweeter, as the ball sailed past the outstretched arms of the goalkeeper and into the top corner, giving No. 12 Duke (2-0-0) a 2-0 lead that would hold until the end of the game. The victory was the Blue Devils’ second of the weekend after beating Army on Friday, 2-0. “To make a save like that pumps some life into the team,” Campbell said. “We needed that goal cause they were pressing us and to be up two nothing was big.” Junior Nicole Lipp put the Blue Devils on the board just seven minutes into the game. Lipp took the ball off a throw-in and dribbled towards the goal before hitting a shot from outside the box that could not have been any more accurate, hitting the post and going in to give Duke its lead. “Nicole can hit a ball,” Duke head coach Robbie Church said. “It was big. It didn’t matter who got it, but to get it early in the match to make it 1-0, especially in this heat. It was a huge goal for us to get.” Duke then continued to dominate pos-

session while trying to build on the lead, taking thirteen shots in the first half compared to South Carolina’s two. “It was a fantastic first half,” Church said. “We played really well and created a lot of opportunities… I thought it was a really solid performance.” In the second half, however, the Gamecocks stepped up the pressure and asserted themselves, looking for an equalizer. South Carolina had more possession in this half and took a total of six shots forcing Campbell to make four big saves. In contrast, the Blue Devils only took four shots in the second period. “South Carolina is a great team, a nationally-ranked team, picked second in the SEC and they go to the NCAA Tournament every year,” Church said. “I knew they would come back at us hard in the second half.” It took one brilliant team play to change the game as South Carolina pressured the Duke defense. The one-on-one save by Campbell turned into a swift counter-attacking move led to a great finish showing off Kerr’s improved game. “That’s part of my game that I need to work on,” Kerr said. “Going on-goal and getting off shots will take my game to the next level…. That’s what they told me when I came off in the first half, the second half I came out and tried to do what they said, and it worked.” It might have been even more lopsided had Duke been able to convert more of the first half chances it created. Late in the opening period the crowd thought that the Blue Devils had scored a second goal— the scoreboard even showed it— however the shot landed on the roof of the net rather than in it. “We’ve got to get better in the final third,” Church said. “And we will… we’ll get players back. We’re not in sync in that area, but its August 21st. There’s still a long way to go.”

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A new school year. Newly renovated facilities. And a new head coach. The Blue Devils have several things to look forward to this season, and head coach Pam Bustin is more than ready to bring her international experience to give Duke the fresh start it needs. Not only has Bustin coached at the collegiate level for many years, but she was also a standout player during her four-year career at the University of Massachusetts. She was a team captain and team MVP for the Minutewomen, rounding out her resume as an All-Atlantic 10 honoree and first team All-American in 1988. In addition to her impressive college career, Bustin was also the MVP of the United States under-21 team in 1989 after leading her squad to a silver medal at the Junior Pan American Games. She was named to the senior national team shortly thereafter. Bustin began coaching soon after graduating as an assistant for Michigan State University, but she more recently revitalized a floundering Louisville team—then suffering from a 34-game losing streak in 1998—to become a six-time regular season conference champion in her 13 years as head coach. In addition to her playing experience, Bustin was also an assistant coach for the 2008 United States national team, the first U.S. team to qualify for the Olympics since 1996, which placed eighth at the Beijing Olympics. She now helps develop youth players as an assistant coach for the U-19 U.S. team. “I love the challenge it gives me mentally in preparing, always having a different team and finding

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the different personalities on the team,” Bustin said. “You’re always trying to create an environment that can win at the highest level.” Even while at Louisville, Bustin admired the strength of the ACC and scheduled as many matches as possible against the conference’s fiercest competitors, always looking to play at that “highest level.” Now as a coach within the conference, Bustin is excited to face these teams on a weekly basis. “There’s no argument that the ACC is the strongest conference in the country,” Bustin said. “It has been for many, many years. I love that level of hockey. That’s exactly why I’m here at Duke.” The difficult ACC schedule has been rough on the Blue Devils in recent years. The team finished second in the

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FRIENDSHIP from page 7 by the starters—Kelly, Curry, freshman guard Austin Rivers, junior guard Andre Dawkins and senior forward Miles Plumlee—who accounted for 83 percent of the scoring in Kunshan and a remarkable 95 percent in Shanghai. Many eyes have fallen upon the heralded rookie Rivers, but after scoring 18 points in his first game in a Duke uniform, Rivers struggled Thursday. The talented freshman scored 12 points on just 5-of-16 shooting, and turned the ball over seven times, sliding on the new arena’s slippery floor several times. Rivers tweaked his ankle, leaving the game for a short time during the first half. After a brief examination by Duke athletics personnel, though, he re-entered the game and showed no further signs of injury. “He’s still only 18 years old, but he has the poise, the toughness, which will make him a star,” Krzyzewski

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Friendship Games should rekindle skepticism When the Duke Blue tarnish a university’s reputaDevils and the Georgetown tion in the international Hoyas took to the hardwood press, a botched internationin China last week, they had al campus stands to go very an ambitious if poorly indeed. unexceptional Walls have staff editorial gone up in goal: to conduct some pingKunshan, and pong diplomacy while touting the time to critique the DKU their university brands. enterprise has come and As international ventures gone. But the enterprise run, ping-pong diplomacy is far from formed—there promises low risks with good are curriculums left to plan, returns, and the Friendship buildings left to construct Games gave Duke the chance and academic partnerships to net “face” in China while left to be forged. For the sake goosing up its flagship in- of new students and a robust ternational venture, Duke public conversation, we want Kunshan University. But to recapitulate four key conevents may have unfolded cerns about DKU in hopes differently—the Hoyas’ even- that the campus will be bettual punch-up with the Bayi ter for it. Rockets reminds us just how First, Duke’s choice to risky going east can be. If a open its own campus poses botched exhibition game can near undue risk. Duke has

This Duke China venture is a unique opportuntity for Duke (not just the b-school) with a tremendous upside if successful. Is there a financial risk - yes. But, there is such opportunity here.

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pursued academic partnerships—notably, with the National University of Singapore—to great success in the past, and peers like Yale and Stanford have wasted no time emulating this model. Academic partnerships allow universities to establish a foothold abroad and facilitate genuine inter-institutional exchange without creating huge financial risks. DKU has a legal—but not an academic—partner, and its ability to forge academic partnerships in the future may be key to its success. Second, as an American university in China, DKU must compete with western universities and China’s burgeoning higher education sector for students and tuition dollars. More than one

thousand universities have been created in China in the last decade and, thanks to The Ministry of Education’s Project 985—which injected $6 billion into China’s top 39 universities in its last threeyear cycle—more growth seems certain. If DKU cannot enroll enough students at the right price, Duke in Durham will be footing more of the campus’s price tag. Third, although DKU’s academic offerings and students may not be initially up to par with its Durham counterpart, the Kunshan campus will grant Duke diplomas. This could reduce the cachet of degrees issued stateside. At the moment, DKU only has plans for Masters in Management Studies and executive Masters in Business Admin-

istration programs—diplomas that are not at the core of Duke’s degree offerings. This does not put Duke’s most prestigious degrees, like the MBA or Bachelors, at risk. Duke will endanger the prestige of these degrees if it issues them in China. Fourth, there is no guarantee of academic freedom in China. Duke researchers will be hard-pressed to put knowledge in service of society if the Chinese government holds them back. This does not amount to an argument against DKU— perhaps the campus’s financial and organizational potential outweigh these risks. The DKU train has left the station—but continued skepticism can tell us where to take it and when to get off.

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Peter Thiel got plenty of attention in May when told him that. Go ahead and take a look at the short bios of decided to give 24 teenagers $100,000 each to stay out of college for two years. The widespread skep- the Thiel Fellows at thielfoundation.org. Lots of ticism about Thiel’s idea was warranted, but a key “stopped out” students from the universities you’d expect, like MIT and Yale, plus a truth remained largely unnoticed— guy who enrolled at the University Thiel Fellowships do nothing more of Washington when he was 12. than reinforce the status quo. To get where these kids were preThe innovative principle behind Thiel, you have to either be very the Thiel Fellowships runs something disciplined, ambitious and stratelike this—Financier Peter Thiel, of Fagically minded or be good at takcebook-investment fame, thinks higher ing marching orders from someeducation is a bubble, much like housone who is—like your striving ing or the tech industry used to be. According to Thiel, “In education, you connor southard mom or Peter Thiel. In any case, it is unlikely that any of these kids have this clear price escalation without dead poet were heading for a career washing incredible improvement in the proddishes in order to pay back their uct. At the same time you have this incredible intensity of belief that this is what people student loans. Not only that, but these kids had either viable have to do.” So, Thiel decided to give bright kids in their late teens the support they would need to business proposals or, in many cases, already-extant develop business ventures during time they might businesses to present on their Thiel Fellow applicaotherwise have used to do awful, coerced things like tions. Some of them probably would have dropped or “stopped out” of school if their businesses beread Aeschylus or play beer pong. The voices of the academy have been duly in- came profitable, anyway. Thiel gave them venture credulous. Pratt professor Vivek Wadhwa wrote an capital they might well have gotten otherwise. Recap: Thiel Fellows are excellent students article for TechCrunch in which he quoted Pratt School of Engineering Dean Tom Katsouleas wryly who have come up with apparently strong moneycomparing the status of the Thiel Fellows to that making ideas at a young age. Thiel Fellows were of lottery winners: “One could easily conclude handed money by a guy who has made a living that there is no reason to go to school or even to handing out money. In order to get this money, become an entrepreneur; all one needs to do is they did exactly what other people who have been buy a lottery ticket.” Jim Plummer of the Stanford handed money by Peter Thiel have done. They School of Engineering guessed that the adven- are also exactly the kind of people who are usually tures of the Thiel Fellows “will teach us very little” handed money by people like Peter Thiel. about the value of higher education. There’s no These are the golden children of our educacontrol group for comparison, Plummer argued, tional “meritocracy,” such as it stands, and they and 24 kids is too small a sample size. will in turn be the winners in our lavishly eliteWhatever Thiel thinks, I hope that all of my centric economy. The fact that Thiel Fellows are fellow undergrads can come up with at least one (slightly) younger than many entrepreneurs is, I or two good reasons to attend college and stick it guess, kinda neat. Precocity also makes for good out until graduation. It won’t come as surprise to publicity, allowing Thiel a platform to pontificate anyone that Peter Thiel is himself a double gradu- against an education system of which he is one of ate of Stanford, B.A. and J.D. He now describes the richest beneficiaries in history. his education as having been a “default activity.” I Innovative indeed. suppose he’d have been just as fabulously wealthy Peter Thiel choreographed a business-worhad he dropped out of high school and started his shipping repertory to which his Fellows knew the working life digging ditches. steps. Though Thiel showed himself to be imBut Thiel’s renunciation of his own back- pressed with his own cleverness, no one involved ground and the constant debates over the health did anything morally wrong. No one did anything of American education can be put aside for the new, either. moment. The bewildering thing in all of this is Now let’s get back to arguing about how to that Thiel seems to believe he has broken some improve our education system and our economy. kind of new ground and that he is on his way to That the Thiel Fellows have benefited from the making a bold new point. haggard status quo doesn’t mean everyone else is What Thiel has in fact redundantly shown is doing hunky-dory. that if a profitable carrot is dangled, ambitious rabbits will come running. Elmer Fudd could have Connor Southard is a Trinity senior.


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espite being a diehard sports fan, I never understood the methodology behind baseball’s awards selections. For example, Felix Hernandez won the Cy Young award (best pitcher in his respective league) based on sophisticated mathematical calculations. Metrics used in the past—things such as how many wins a pitcher ended the season with—were modernized to attempt to use antonio segalini algorithms and advanced statistics to deepen our musings understanding of players’ accomplishments. Baseball has evolved, and those who understand the math are witnessing the sport on another level. Position players, however, are still evaluated using outdated statistics (batting average, home runs and runs batted in), despite the fact that the award for best position player is the Most Valuable Player award and there is a mathematical way to measure value—wins above a replacement player, or WAR, standardized to make players’ positions irrelevant. The contradictions between progress and reliance on familiar methods continues when long-term achievements are considered, as all of the Hall of Fame benchmarks are still held in high regard, despite the fact that they have been deemed inadequate measurements of success on the baseball diamond by modern managers and analysts. The sports world is filled with inconstancies. Actually, much of the world is bursting with contradictions, inefficiencies and stupidity (otherwise known as politics—zing). There are people who try to take advantage of this terrific trio (stock traders) and those who try to solve them (entrepreneurs). Despite numerous advances in mathematics, science and technology, the inefficiency leaks are getting larger in size and quantity. Baseball and sports in general can blame their problems on a generational gap between older qualitative analysts and rising quantitative experts. All the real world has to blame are politicians and laws. There are plenty of leaks for everyone to find, no matter their race, creed or occupation. Your education will not direct you toward leaks or tell you how to solve them. Duke is a fine institution, but the professors cannot see into the future. Some of them are even working on solving one or the entire trio themselves (seriously, go ask). It’s hard to give you a roadmap when they’re still navigating the problems themselves. Duke can give you tools to approach these problems and come up with creative solutions. Duke is kind of

like your parents in this sense. It can only teach you so much before you’re on your own (welcome to “on your own,” by the way). In fact, Duke has a plethora of its own problems, from the administrative level all the way down to the extracurricular activities you are thinking about joining. It’s beautiful in an ironic sense. I’m not saying this to scare you or to give you a pessimistic view of the world you are about to enter, quite the contrary. Inefficiencies lead to opportunity and innovation, and you have been admitted to this university because you show potential to find solutions. No pressure. After giving you some sage-like advice, it is time for me to impart my infinite wisdom (like Ms. Cleo, except there is no per-minute fee). The beautiful thing about Duke is that it exposes students to a litany of opportunities. This exposure can easily lead to a desire to become involved in everything and anything. This obviously leads to becoming overwhelmed and over-involved. By stretching yourself too thin, you will not be able to allocate enough time to experience each activity, and you certainly will not be able to give yourself enough time to enjoy this university and all it has to offer atheistically and academically. But if you find your passion—your true calling— and invest yourself in it, this school will reward your time and effort and do everything it can to support you. Whether it is using Program II to figure out why people do what they do or standing outside of a professor’s door until you’re allowed to assist with research, there are plenty of opportunities to correct your own personal inefficiency. And you will find something. Duke doesn’t have an excessive amount of extracurricular activities, majors and research interests just for the brochures. They exist so you can find your true calling and create your own persona here, whether it is continuing something you were passionate about in high school or creating a completely new experience here. There are a maximum of 10 people who know the high school version of you—take advantage. Your time here is precious. Spend every day exposing yourself to this place, and leave a mark that will last on this campus far longer than your four years of physical presence here. Duke University is your university, and your time here will shape you as you will shape the place you now inhabit. Deciding to plug leaks, whether you’re improving a club on campus or finding a new way to harness renewable energy, or to create them is completely up to you, but I truly hope you become as amazing as your vast potential allows you to. Antonio Segalini is a Trinity junior.

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or the better part of my high school senior year, I never planned on coming to Duke. I had gotten into my first-choice college during early admission and was completely set. Duke was the school that I applied to on a whim. I had no intention of enrolling—that is until I visited the campus and found that I didn’t want to leave. Freshman year, I was fairly ignorant of the culture at Duke. I had read almost everything I could find on the Internet, from the official Duke website to College Confidential. But nothing prepared me for a campus culture that is both steeped in tradition and filled with possibilities for innovation. rui dai Duke student groups and a picture’s worth programs are constantly in flux. What may appear as an age-old student group, like Duke University Union, founded in 1954, has never remained exactly the same from year to year. With each generation of new leadership, creative and experimental committees are added and obsolete ones are replaced. In 1955 DUU had only six committees. It now has 15, none of which existed at DUU’s founding. The constant variability of ideas and change at Duke is what I didn’t understand when I first arrived. With its neo-Gothic architecture, Duke seemed enduring and immutable. My impression of Duke was that we were here to learn from this massive store of knowledge and participate in the programs already established at the university. I had believed that there was very little for us to give back. I know now that’s far from the truth. Duke students’ ability to shape Duke is one of the most amazing things about this university. The administrators may guide the university toward one initiative over another, but it is the students who define Duke. As a result, it is our responsibility to represent a Duke we can all be proud of. We have a surprisingly large amount of freedom at Duke to change and add to the place that will most likely define us, at least partially, for the rest of our lives. We can create a new student organization as easily as getting a bunch of friends organized under one purpose or passion. Administrators are here to listen to us during office hours. Stephen Nowicki, dean and vice provost of undergraduate education, even has office hours that travel between East, Central and West campus every Tuesday night. Professors invite us over to their houses to better learn what best suits our needs. Many say that college will be the best four years of our lives. I do not doubt the validity of that statement, especially when we’re at a college like Duke. This summer, I met a few Duke alumni who were touring Prague. Despite the myriad of other topics that we could have embarked on, the four of us could not stop talking about our Duke experiences. From room picks in the Gothic Wonderland to the ironclad “Pratternity” of Pratt School of Engineering and the mind-boggling grime of Shooters II, we shared an unspoken connection that almost scared me. I have never felt so close to someone I just met randomly in a dimly lit atmosphere. Duke defines them, just as it defines me. When we leave, Duke becomes part of our individual identities. Therefore, it is our responsibility to build a Duke that we can be proud of. We are responsible for how Duke will stand 10, 20 and even 50 years into the future. Until we graduate, it is our responsibility to make Duke better than it was the year before. We must ask ourselves what kind of school we would like to represent us in the future. Do we want to come from one of the most prestigious academic institutions in the world or will we settle for anything less? We represent Duke. We have a responsibility to the school that has chosen us to become one of its students over tens of thousands of other applicants. Duke represents us. Each and every one of our actions now will be reflected onto the school, which will in turn represent us. There is no doubt in my mind that Duke is the right place for me: over Harvard, over Yale, over all the other universities in the world. Duke has a unique belief in its students. It is our obligation to help make Duke the best it can possibility be. Rui Dai is a Trinity junior.


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Duke Players Orientation Show Learn more about Duke Players when we present a rollicking night of theater… The Real Inspector Hound By Tom Stoppard Hysteria ensues in this wild, farcical murder mystery! So whodunit? Come find out in Brody Theater!

Duke Players Orientation Show Duke Players Lab Theater Brody Theater, East Campus The Real Inspector Hound March 15-17 by Tom Stoppard Directed by Cameron McCallie (T’12) Brody Theater, East Campus August 26 at midnight & 27 at 11:30 pm September 2, 3 at 8 pm Brody Theater, East Campus October 27-29

A reading, translated from Middle English and directed by Mandy Lowell (T’12) (Sr. Distinction Project) East Duke 209, East Campus March 23-25

A Doll’s House

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Brody Theater, Branson Building, East Campus August 26 at midnight & 27 at 11:30 pm September 2 & 3 at 8 pm* * free pre-show pizza on the Brody porch at 7 pm!

By Henrik Ibsen Directed by Ellen Hemphill, Theater Studies faculty Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, West Campus November 10-20

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Auditions All Duke undergrads are invited to audition for the Theater Studies fall and spring mainstage plays, A Dolls’ House and Ragtime (the musical) on August 30-31 from 6-10 pm with callbacks on September 1, 6-10 pm and September 2, from 1-5 pm. Auditions will be held in the Bryan Center – Rehearsal Studio for A Doll’s House and Reynolds Theater for Ragtime. Audition instructions are now at theaterstudies.duke.edu. Sign-up starts August 25.

The Mary Play from the N-Town Cycle

by Tennessee Williams Directed by Kim Solow (T’12) Featuring Kirsten Johanssen, Jennifer Blocker, Ted Caywood, Kyler Griffin (all T’12) (Sr. Distinction Project) Brody Theater, East Campus February 2-4

Creditors By August Strindberg Directed by Ali Yalgin (T’12) (Sr. Distinction Project) Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, West Campus February 23-25

Book by Terrence McNally Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens Music by Stephen Flaherty Directed by Jeff Storer, Theater Studies faculty Produced by Nathaniel Hill (T’12) (Sr. Distinction Project) Reynolds Theater, Bryan Center, West Campus April 5-15 Check http://theaterstudies. duke.edu for times and/or changes and for exciting Theater Studies co-productions happening off campus!

Off Stage If you are interested in working backstage on any of our productions listed, contact Kay Webb, Costume Shop Supervisor at kay.webb@duke.edu, or Doug Martelon, Theater Operations Manager, at douglas.martelon@duke.edu.

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