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Duke observes the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 Panel discusses the lasting effects of September 11

Speeches, Requiem honor victims and heroes of 9/11

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As the Duke community commemorated the events of 9/11, University luminaries gathered to discuss the myriad questions the attack has sparked in the last decade. The symposium, “Did 9/11 Change Anything? Everything?” featured a series of panel discussions Friday on a number of issues, including religious and cultural tolerance of Islam, America’s perception in the western world and the constitutionality of the War on Terror. Panel participants included a number of notable Duke faculty, such as Bruce Jentleson, professor of public policy and political science and former director of the Sanford Institute of Public Policy, Abdullah Antepli, the University’s Muslim chaplain, and Miriam Cooke, professor of Asian and Middle Eastern studies. “We recognize that 9/11 was a single event not just in American history, but… in the lives of the students at Duke,” said Peter Feaver, Alexander F. Hehmeyer professor of political science, who spoke in the “How We Look at the World” panel. “For many of our students, it would be the first national security event that they were aware of…. In some ways, they are the 9/11 generation.” The discussions were held in conjunction with a series of other events being held by Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University. The symposium was co-sponsored by institutions at all three universities— eight from Duke. “We’re here commemorating the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks,” said David Schanzer, director of the

As the sounds of a Mozart classic reverberated through the Chapel, the memory of 9/11 fittingly echoed. Four choirs and a full orchestra performed Mozart’s “Requiem” to a packed Duke Chapel Sunday afternoon to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11. The piece was featured in many remembrances around the world after the attacks in 2001. The combined singers of the Duke Chapel Choir, Duke Chorale, Duke Vespers Ensemble and the Choral Society of Durham sang the piece with music by the Orchestra Pro Cantores of Durham. In an address after the performance, Brodhead recounted the events of 9/11 and remembered the six Duke alumni who died in the attacks. “The power to dehumanize is best countered by our ability to recognize and humanize others,” Brodhead said. Durham Mayor Bill Bell highlighted the strong sense of community in Durham in overcoming the tragedy of the event. “This community truly sets the bar,” he said. “I’ve seen what we can do when we put our minds together to solve a problem.” And Muslim Chaplain Abdullah Antepli related the U.S. response to 9/11 to the biblical and Koranic story of Joseph, who when confronted with evil, told his attackers that with God’s help he turned their evil into a blessing. Antepli then asked if Americans could say “you wanted to divide us, but you made us MELISSA YEO/THE CHRONICLE



Performances in the Duke Chapel Sunday highlighted a weekend of remembrance.


Duke remains winless after blowout by Scott Rich THE CHRONICLE

The scoreboard read 44-14. The box score showed the opponent dominated every phase of the game. But after the Blue Devils walked off the field after losing to No. 6 Stanford, they were still haunted by what could have been. “We should’ve won this game,” running back Juwan Thompson said. Duke (0-2) certainly had its chances—were it not for missed field goals, a dropped pass and a shanked punt, the Blue Devils very easily could have been leading at half time. Instead, they found themselves down by 10, a lead that the Cardinal (2-0) quickly expanded into a blowout early in the second half. “We drove down and missed three field goals. We got in the red zone countless amount of times, and we just didn’t take those opportunities. Our defense did their


Second ‘Gameday’ underwhelms fans by Anna Koelsch and Sanette Tanaka THE CHRONICLE

job, but they just got tired because they were out there so long, and we didn’t do our job,” Thompson said. Stanford quarterback and Heisman Trophy front-runner Andrew Luck showed the Cardinal offensive chops early, as the quarterback engineered a nine play, 85-yard touchdown drive in under five minutes that included an early 43-yard flea-flicker. Duke responded, though, with a 70-yard drive of their own, though it stalled in the red zone. The Blue Devils could not muster even three points, as preseason second team All-American kicker Will Snyderwine missed a 27-yard attempt just a week after he missed a potential game winner of the same length against Richmond. Snyderwine later missed a 44-yard field goal, putting him at 0-for-4 on the season—this after a 21-for-24 performance last year. Snyderwine later left the game after injuring his foot

In the hours before Saturday’s football game, the Main Quad was markedly quieter than some would have hoped. Fewer students attended the year’s second Football Gameday despite the administration’s decision to move more groups’ festivities to the Main West Quadrangle, administrators said. Eighteen groups registered for this week’s Gameday—the replacement for the former Tailgate—but only 14 participated. Additionally, eight of the registered groups were allotted space on the Main Quad, a Gameday policy change based on the request of Duke Student Government leaders. Only four groups had been given space on the Main Quad for the first Gameday. But even with an increase of groups on Main Quad, just five of the eight approved groups participated, according an official list provided by Assistant Dean for Residence Life Deb LoBiondo. “I had one student say to me that it was the most crowded



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2012 Congress elections seem to favor Republicans

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As the parties prepare for the 2012 congressional elections, Republicans have an advantage in the fight for control of the Senate. Fewer than a dozen Senate seats now appear to be in play, and almost all of them are held by Democrats, said Jennifer Duffy, an analyst at the nonpartisan Cook Political Report. Two Senate Republicans face competitive challenges, Nevada freshman Dean Heller and Scott Brown of Massachusetts, who in 2010, broke Democrats’ 60-vote majority bloc after winning a special election to replace the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy, a Democrat. “Right now, they’re favored to take control of the Senate, but it’s not a done deal yet,” said Duffy, referring to Republicans. Both parties are saddled with high disapproval ratings. According to an NBC News/ Wall Street Journal poll conducted Aug. 2731, 82 percent of respondents disapprove of the job Congress is doing.




One Summer in Damak: Glimpses of Life in a Bhutanese Refugee Camp West Duke 101, 5:30-7p.m. The Kenan Institute for Ethics presents an exhibition of photographs from Nepal.

Metropolis (film screening)

Ceremony, national park Taliban bombing wounds memorialize Flight 93 nearly 80 NATO troops SHANKSVILLE, Pa. — President Barack Obama on Sunday visited the new national park near Shanksville, Pa., which has been established as a vast memorial to the 40 passengers and crew members who died on United Airlines Flight 93 on Sept. 11, 2001.

KABUL, Afghanistan — Two Afghan civilians were killed and nearly 80 NATO troops were wounded after a truck packed with explosives hidden under firewood rammed into the entrance of a military base in eastern Afghanistan, military officials said Sunday.

Allen 326, 6-9p.m. The Political Theory Working Group will open up its first meeting for Fall 2011 with the screening of “Metropolis.” This year’s theme is “Utopia, Dystopia, and the Problem of Technology.”

JFAM Ice Cream Party Freeman Center, 9-11p.m. The Duke Jewish Student Union provides a taste of Jewish life on campus for students.

Duke and Durham: Love=Love Candlelight Vigil Duke Chapel, 9p.m. The Center for LGBT Life will host a candlelight vigil to oppose North Carolina’s proposed anti-LGBT constitutional amendment.

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Duke alumni reminisce about their 9/11 experiences by Yeshwanth Kandimalla THE CHRONICLE

Paul Teller, Trinity ’92

Jack Boyd, Trinity ’85

Widespread disbelief in the nation’s capital

Confusion and panic in New York

Paul Teller, Trinity ’92, was working as a Congressional staffer in Washington, D.C. when a colleague ran down the hall one Tuesday morning with the news that a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan. The staff of the Republican Study Committee—a group of House Republicans— immediately gathered before a television in Paul Teller the chairman’s office. “We in real time saw the second plane hit the tower,” Teller said. “At that point you would have thought it was obvious that it was a coordinated attack. But it still was in my head that this was an accident.” After the initial attacks, Teller recalled that rumors began to circulate that the State Department building, among other government buildings,

was on fire. During this time, a third passenger-plane crashed into the Pentagon. Teller’s friend called his office urging him to leave, fearing that the Capitol and surrounding areas may be the next target. Teller said he and his colleagues began to evacuate their building. He spent the rest of the day watching news coverage from a friend’s basement. “When I think about it 10 years later, I think about how long it took us to get out, how casual we were about it and how long we denied what was happening,” Teller said. In the subsequent days, congressional members and staff resolved to continue working in their offices, ignoring partisan differences. “It’s unfortunate, but the greatest uniter is some sort of tragedy event,” Teller said. “I’m not saying there aren’t other ways, but that is certainly a very quick way. It makes people feel like we’re all in this together.”

Like thousands of other New Yorkers, Jack Boyd, Trinity ’85, crossed Sixth Avenue on his way into work in midtown Manhattan every day. Just south stood the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. But after the tragedy that struck Sept. 11, 2001, Boyd would only be able to glance at a broken skyline in thoughtful remembrance. “I would always look—for months after Jack Boyd 9/11 I would always look,” he said. “But of course now I don’t do that anymore.” On the day of the attack, a representative from his company’s North Carolina office called to alert the office staff that a plane had crashed into one of the towers. “We all rushed to the window, and we thought maybe some small plane had caused an accident—we didn’t really think anything about it,” Boyd said.

Panic struck Boyd’s office, however, after the second plane crashed. “People started asking ‘Should we stay?’ ‘Should we leave?’ ‘What should we do?’” he recalled. “We made a decision to close the office.” Boyd’s roommate worked in downtown Manhattan at the time and was one of many who ran from the cloud of smoke caused by the planes’ collision into the towers. In the subsequent days, despair was mixed with fear of another terrorist attack, Boyd noted. But what really struck Boyd was the missing person notices that abounded after the attack—yet another reality imprinted on Boyd. “I remember reading this one poster about a woman in her mid-40s,” he said. “She had gone back to college— [the image] was her graduation picture---and she had gotten promoted at this firm in the World Trade Center. That’s what I think of when I think of those attacks.”

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ePrint system falters under increased demand by Arden Kreeger THE CHRONICLE

Error message “49.XXX” is now a universal symbol of frustration among members of the Duke community. During the first two weeks of classes, students barraged the Office of Information Technology with complaints about ePrint after frequent error messages and disabled machines prevented students from printing. Duke’s ePrint service typically lets students print from their own computers at stations located throughout campus. Higher print volume contributed to this increase in malfunctions, Evan Levine, manager of IT Software License and Lab Engineering—a branch of OIT—wrote in an email Friday. “Higher print volume at the beginning of the semester… results in more frequent maintenance calls to replace supplies and clear paper jams,” Levine said. “We saw an unusually high number of printer malfunctions… under this higher volume.” Levine noted that students printed 200,000 more pages during the first week of classes than in an average week during the school year. There are more than 50 OIT-managed printers in the ePrint system in addition to those managed by other groups on campus, including 19 printers operated by Duke Libraries, according to OIT’s website. Problems with ePrint are often caused by the small percentage of students who print in high volumes. Since Fall 2008, the volume of pages printed by students has risen by just above 23 percent. During Spring 2011, Duke students printed more than 13.6 million pages of material, Levine said. “Printing statistics show few people are

printing exorbitant amounts,” said Molly Tamarkin, associate librarian for information technology at Duke Libraries—adding that she once witnessed a student print an entire Bible at an ePrint station. The errors so far this year are also due in part to specific incidents, Levine added. “Some of these errors came from attempts to print large PDFs, and when students couldn’t get these print jobs out of one printer, they often disabled additional printers with subsequent attempts elsewhere,” he said. Tamarkin referred to one incident she called the “legendary corrupt PDF.” Many of the ePrint malfunctions are due to a single corrupt PDF accidently distributed by a biology professor in the first week of classes, she said. The corrupt material caused any machine with the document in its cue to display an error message. Ultimately, OIT contacted the professor directly and rectified the error. A ‘stressful’ inconvenience The sporadic disruptions caused problems for many students. “I’m on Central Campus, and the one [printer] on Alexander never works,” junior Joyce Yu said. “It hasn’t been like this in past years—it’s just these past two weeks.” New students were especially burdened by the errors. “As a freshman, it’s a little bit stressful to not know when and where to get your printed papers, especially in the first week of school,” freshman Madison Moyle said. IT Analyst Paul Wilshire said there are challenges inherent in improving the ePrint system. “What we have here is a glorified work

Duke & Durham: Love = Love Candlelight Vigil Monday, September 12 9:00 PM In Front of the Chapel Wear your love = love shirt (if you have one) Lighting rays of hope for North Carolina legislators to oppose the proposed anti-LGBT constitutional amendment, House Bill 777/Senate Bill 106

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The Center for LGBT Life invites the Duke and Durham communities to meet in front of the Duke Chapel at 9:00 PM on September 12th to show support for the LGBTQ Community.

We will host a candlelight vigil to show support for legislators opposing North Carolina’s proposed anti-LGBT constitutional amendment, House Bill 777/Senate Bill 106, the “anti-LGBT amendment.” This amendment would ban same-sex marriage, as well as prohibit civil unions and nullify domestic partnership benefits.

group printer,” he said, noting that in order to improve the system, ePrint would have to become more centralized, sacrificing convenience for efficiency. Given the sheer volume of printing that occurs on campus, continued problems with ePrint seem inevitable. “Users should expect some printers on the system to be out of service at any given time,” Levine said. OIT said it does not expect the malfunctions to continue, as students will likely be printing at a lower volume as the weeks go on. Levine noted that he expects ePrint to return to normal, though the system will never fully be rid of errors. Improving ePrint efficiency OIT is also taking steps to make sure ePrint functions better this year, addressing software issues as well. Wilshire noted the improvements being made to ePrint, including the Duke Libraries’ newly expanded refresh rate. After some complaints last year, ePrint machines are now replaced a full year earlier. “When we saw the issues arise during the first week of school, we immediately created and tested new ePrint software for Macs—which had been more problematic—and pushed it out to users,” Levine said. “This new software reduced the high number of printer malfunctions, which in turn allowed us to give increased attention to routine maintenance.” In addition, print cues can now be cleared by people outside OIT, making it possible for librarians to fix some of the more common ePrint problems. “The ePrint system is functioning well,” Levine said, noting some of the tactics be-

ing employed by OIT to rectify common errors with the system, including working with the schools and departments that manage ePrint printers to determine the best time for major upgrades, identifying new printers that function more reliably to eventually replace the less functional machines currently in use and planning for regular increases in ePrint server capacity. Yu said adding more ePrint stations could potentially help mitigate the technological difficulties. “It’s been an interesting journey with ePrint,” Wilshire said.


OIT attributes the ePrint errors in part due to a higher printing volume.

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WORRYING WELL: Un-hooking from Disruptive Stress and Living More Fully Mondays October 17, 24, 31, and November 7 12:00 noon - 1:15pm in Room 217 Page Building This 3 Session workshop helps you examine the nature of your worry and how to recognize when you get caught up in it. Worry tends to hold you hostage, and this workshop will help you show up for your life more fully! Learn to adjust your perspective and your actions to “un-hook” from disruptive stress. BODY MIND AND MOOD - a CAPS Yoga Workshop Thursdays October 13, 20, 27, and November 3 12 noon - 1:15pm in Room 217 Page Building Learn skills for managing your mood through balancing your body. This CAPS workshop offers participants an opportunity to cultivate emotional, mental, and physical health through breathing exercises, easy and simple yoga postures, and guided meditations. KORU: Mindfulness Practice Toward Richer Living (2 Classes) CLASS #1 - Tuesdays September 27, October 4, 10, 18, and 25 CLASS #2 - Fridays November 4, 11, 18, and December 2 12:15pm - 1:30pm in Room 217 Page Building Mindfulness is a skill that helps you decrease your stress and find more pleasure in your daily life. The course, consisting of 4 classes, is designed to help you learn mindfulness through the practice of specific skills that calm and focus your mind and through the practice of meditation. STRESS FOR SUCCESS: Understanding Stress and Using it to Your Advantage Mondays Sept 19, 26, and October 3rd 4:30 - 6:00pm in Room 217 Page Building This 3 part workshop offers skills and insights into how to effectively manage your stress. From recognizing your stress physiology, modifying thinking patterns, and relating more fully to your emotions, this workshop not only helps you reduce harmful stress---it adds life wisdom. ____________________________________________________________ Visit the CAPS website for more information including dates and times. To register, click on the link for each of these programs on the CAPS website under Workshops and Discussions. Duke University - Division of Student Affairs


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No Greek tragedy Duke’s Panhellenic soror- use for this fresh start than ities have not had an identi- the resolution of an ineqfying space on campus for uity that underpins a social more than 50 years. The exo- oligopoly at Duke, one that dus of the Panhellenic sorori- gives power to some and not ties began in 1959, when the to others? Duke’s sororities closing of the need spaces to editorial Crowell buildcall their own. ing forced the Identifying displaced groups into more space is power in the universithan four decades of vaga- ty social world, and sororities bond wandering from public get short shrift in the status space to public space. That quo. Not only do they rely on this shuffling takes place in common space for meetings the shadow of West Campus’ and recruitment, their social towering fraternity sections activities depend on access only adds insult to injury. to fraternity controlled spacThere is no room at this es—spaces that, unlike any University for an inequity space controlled by a sorority that’s only justification lies in the National Panhellenic in historical accident. But, Conference, allow for the as with so much, the blank free flow of alcohol. slate of the house model ofThe social leverage that fers the chance for rejuvena- comes from this control cantion. What could be a better not be underestimated—

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the public release of crude fraternity listserv emails last October show just how little some groups worry about social retribution. Administrators get great rhetorical mileage out of appeals to student autonomy and choice, but meaningful choice can only happen in the absence of social coercion. For this, Duke’s Panhel chapters need space. A generic Panhel section will not do—the lack of life at the Panhel section on Central Campus attests to that. Although all nine Panhel chapters may not want houses, Housing, Dining and Residence Life should nonetheless be prepared to add space for all nine groups when the house model launches next year.

Realizing this ambition will require coordinated action from both Panhel and the administration. Panhel should reject the misplaced dream of unified entry into the house model. Some sororities may want houses and some may not, and diverse preferences should not stand in the way of progress for all groups. Every sorority ought to have a designated, permanent space, but this space does not have to be residential. The administration has thrown no shortage of obstacles in the way of Panhel housing. The slow, incremental rollout of house model details have led Panhel leaders to express justified angst about administrative transparency—it is difficult to plan

for a chapter house when the very concept of a house has long been inchoate. Even as late as last week, HDRL purportedly expressed surprise about distinct Panhel houses. Needless to say, surprise was the wrong reaction—HDRL should have encouraged this idea from the start. Nevertheless, HDRL has left room for this project to come to fruition—recent discussions have left the possibility of nine Panhel houses on the table. We expect HDRL to make good on what this sliver of potential represents: the type of social leap forward that the house model promised to create in the first place. Panhel applications for housing should be met with approval.

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magine if Duke’s basketball team was allowed promised to look at the problem of grade variability to pick the teams it played, and wins and loss- across majors and devise a better solution. es against teams of any caliber were weighed Unsurprisingly, nothing was ever done. Today, in equally. the face of overwhelming evidence, We’d fill our schedule with games some administrators have taken jeremy ruch against pathetic, small programs a step backward and are denying run and tell that like Elon and Coastal Carolina (and that a problem exists at all. When Maryland), and go undefeated each I emailed Lee Baker, associate vice year. This would be fun to watch, but also a pretty provost for undergraduate education, he wrote me asinine way to run a basketball league. that “some of our most popular majors include bioThat is why I am dumbfounded that a relatively medical engineering, econ, neuroscience and biolsmart bunch (that is, just about every academic dean ogy.... So we do have evidence that many students in the country) have designed analogous systems for do not select majors on ‘easiness.’” This is a bit like grading in universities. Students choose courses that saying that since many people choose to become vary hugely in average grade given—some profes- teachers, low salaries for teachers are OK. sors give 50 percent of the class A’s, but others hardly In the meantime, Duke has gone from being a give any. And in the end, each class is represented leader on this issue to an observer. Cornell and Dartequally on a transcript, leaving job recruiters and mouth have both introduced median class grades on anyone else to guess how a student really performed official student transcripts. UNC plans to do the same relative to his or her peers. No one knows the scale next year. Princeton now stipulates the percentage of used when the classes were graded. A’s each academic department can dole out. Beyond the unfairness inherent in this system, To be certain, following suit with any of these this situation presents serious problems for Duke, systems would have its drawbacks: Opponents of and even for our country as a whole. median grades claim they are poor indicators in For one thing, humanities classes are graded small classes or seminars and that they disincentivmore leniently. According to a study released by ize students from taking classes with more experetired Duke professor Stuart Rojstaczer, science rienced students, which often have high median classes at Duke and nationally tend to give grades grades. Faculty complain that Princeton’s system that are, on the average, a whopping 0.4 grade constrains their freedom to evaluate students fairly points lower than those of their humanities coun- and account for natural variations in performance. terparts. Another report on grading inequities at Others say that such systems add an unwanted level Duke compiled by Valen Johnson, a former profes- of competition to the classroom. sor of statistics, concluded that “differences in gradThese debates are important to have—in fact, ing practices have a substantial effect on student in response to an email I sent him, Steve Nowicki, enrollments, and cause fewer students to enroll in dean and vice provost for undergraduate education, those fields that grade more stringently.” wrote “this would be an useful subject for a studentIn other words, at a time when our nation is in des- faculty group to discuss.” perate need of science and math gurus, the predomiAbsolutely. But these kinds of groups are notorinant grading system incentivizes students to avoid ous for saying a lot and doing nothing, so the group these fields like the plague. Brilliant. At a more philo- tasked with exploring this issue needs to be told that sophical level, it’s simply wrong for any educational the status quo—marked by most of the very same institution not to encourage students to challenge drawbacks associated with a new system and none of themselves. Career-oriented students look for “safe” the benefits—is not an option. classes where they won’t end up with an unexpected During the 1997 debate, many opponents of B-, often instead of the classes that naturally suit their new grading said that Duke should not be the first interests. This is the natural reaction to a grading sys- to try a new system. Why not? If our school wants tem that urges cautious souls to take the safer route to consider itself an innovator in something other and pick professors known to grade leniently. than raunchy PowerPoint presentations, we need This is hardly the first time this issue has been to lead sometimes. raised. In 1997, Professor Johnson proposed a new Last year, President Brodhead wrote the student grading system called the “Achievement Index” body that “Duke’s best tradition is that it’s not stuck that would have ranked students according to their in traditions.” performance in each class against the median class So let’s do something. grade. This system was complex, and amidst serious push back from opponents concerned about the levJeremy Ruch is a Trinity junior and is currently studyel of uncertainty added by a new ranking system, the ing abroad in Brazil, South Africa and Vietnam. His colproposal failed. Student leaders and administrators umn runs every other Monday.


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lettertotheeditor Alumnus recalls 9/11 as a senior at Duke Remembering 9/11.... I was a senior at Duke University. I had a late night radio show on WXDU, so I got in and went to bed around 4 a.m. I was woken up by my roommates and told that a plane had hit the World Trade Center. I went upstairs where they had the TV on and soon after I started watching, the second plane hit. Everyone started to realize that it was a terrorist attack. We continued watching for most of the morning, through the attack on the Pentagon and then as the towers collapsed. My dad was working in Midtown so I called my family to just make sure he was OK. Fortunately, mostly everyone I knew working in the city was not in harm’s way. Nobody really knew what was going on, especially in N.C., so classes had not been canceled. I had one political science class that afternoon. I decided to go, hoping that perhaps the professor would be able to put some of the things that were happening in

context. After all, this was well before Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda were household names. Unfortunately, after 10 minutes of unenlightening discussion, the class went back to business. I felt bad being so far removed from the people in N.Y. dealing with the tragedy. I thought back to just a few weeks earlier when I had been interning with SAP Global Marketing in downtown Manhattan. One morning we went on a photo shoot to observe the shoot, which was at the World Trade Center site. I don’t think I had ever actually been that up close to the towers. I remember just

standing beneath them staring straight up in complete awe... amazed that such structures were even possible. I remember feeling proud to be a New Yorker at that moment... proud to be an American. Even 10 years later, that is one of the few things that hasn’t changed. Craig Principe Trinity ’02

‘Gameday’ more offensive than ‘Tailgate’


ear Larry Moneta, know what I mean. When I arrived on this campus, I learned Oh, Larry, I had such high hopes. I had hopes all very quickly who my allies were. I was looking the way until the first “Gameday” (your censorship for someone who, like me, representwas inspiring; some might say we should ed a force for good, and who would never try to control a culture’s language, fight against all the things I, too, was but you and I both know it’s OK as long fighting—entitlement, materialism, as it’s for their own good). And then I inequality and their ultimate incarnaread a little deeper. And I realized. Oh, tion: the greek system. Larry. From the moment I read your first You’re still supporting the patriarchal letter to me—well, to the whole stuhegemony. Before, it was groups of frat dent body, but I felt that you were guys in the backs of trucks, handing out speaking directly to me—I knew that concerned global beer like horny Santa Clauses (also a symyou were special. The way you warned bol of American excesses, but we’ll come citizen me of a robbery on Central without back to that later), blasting the “pop” monday, monday mentioning the race of the criminal music of the oppressive heteronormative really warmed my heart. I even looked music industry. you up online. You’re a very handsome man, Larry Now it’s groups of frat guys under tents, with a litMoneta. I bet you might even be a vegetarian. tle less beer and a little smaller speakers. It may not So when I read your email to me last November, smell like malt liquor anymore, but it still reeks of my heart thrilled at the subject line. “Cancellation oppression. Where are the womyn’s groups? Where of Saturday’s Tailgate,” it read. My pulse quickened were the groups for the disabled? Why were most of pleasurably. You see, since arriving at this school as the revelers white and upper class? Why were raina young, but wise and unimpressionable first-year, bow flags not mandatory on every tent? Why did you I saw my fellow first-years, who were unwise and allow the purchase of barbecued flesh? highly impressionable, stream to this orgy of firstIt’s not good enough, Larry. If anything, you’ve world decadence, wearing sweatshop-stitched tutus made “Tailgate” even more offensive than it already and culturally insensitive costumes. (Can you believe was. At least in the Blue Zone, minority people could someone wore a cow costume? I know enough about show up and people would just think they were in the Hindu culture to be offended on their behalf.) costume or something. You’ve segregated the student They even served flesh, like burgers and Chick-fil-A. body, Larry. You should be ashamed of yourself. We all know how much those chickens suffered to I know the frats are mad at you, and that means become sandwiches. Remember, they’re alive when you’ve made a start. Of course, the only reason you kill them. they’re angry is because it’s harder for them to pump Tailgate disgusted me. The way guys would fling first-year womyn full of liquor and molest them (I beer around was so typical of their wasteful, entitled mean, I’m all for female sexual liberation, obviously, attitudes. A light beer is, like, a full meal for someone but only if it means you’re not acting like a slut). The in Africa! But it all made sense once I found out it was truth is, you’ve still given them power. They’re still run by fraternities. People in third-world countries running the scene. can’t afford to pay for their friends, so they don’t This got me thinking. Maybe pre-football celebrahave fraternities. That means we shouldn’t, either. I tions should be banned altogether. After all, there went to Tailgate once, to take notes and gather evi- aren’t any such celebrations before womyn’s events. dence, and left covered in beer and feeling violated I think that until womyn’s football games are toasted because no one had even tried to touch me inappro- equally, we should ban all organized expressions of priately the way they were supposed to. I guess maybe support for this barbaric male-dominated activity. they knew I was untouchably above them. Larry, I was so disappointed after these two succesI could tell that you, Larry (is it OK if I call you Lar- sive “Gamedays” that I took your picture down from ry? When I imagine meeting you face-to-face, we’re my ceiling. But I still believe in you. I believe that always on a first-name basis), felt the same way I did you’ll kill these so-called “celebrations” forever, and about Tailgate. Those slightly queasy emails you sent the greek system will finally suffer like it deserves to. out, telling students to “celebrate safely,” and mind I have a lot of good ideas about this, if you want to, the alcohol policy, well.... I knew you were just biding you know, discuss them over wine and tempeh someyour time. And then on Nov. 8, 2010, you made my time... maybe get to know the “student body” a little dreams a reality. This was one more strike against the better. Just saying. greek system. I printed out your letter and hung it on the ceiling next to the picture of you I printed off Concerned Global Citizen wore an Elmo costume to Tailthe Duke website. It really helped me rest easy, if you gate last year in homage.

Memorializing through photography


s I took in the photography exhibit “Flesh and Metal, Bodies and Buildings,” which displayed works from Jonathan Hyman’s Archive of 9/11 Vernacular Memorials, I experienced a frame shift. The white corridor on the side of Perkins became a blank slate on which I could memorialize the 10th anniversary of the fall of the infamous towers. The surreal quality of brandon maffei that moment in Amerigiving back can history plays like a feedback real, a video visual that repeats those planes and those towers. The frames reify themselves, cementing the profound event as our contemporary Pearl Harbor. At that moment, I had no idea how to understand the atrocity in its entirety. Even now, I am still engaged in the process of remembering this event in some sort of coherent way. In fact, the sheer scope of that day compels me to focus on the iconic slideshow of the towers falling. The exhibit takes part in this discourse of the “event” by using photography as a medium to navigate the disorienting history. Instead of normative media, or as the curators explained “media associated with the video loops of the crashing and smoking towers,” the exhibition introduces other art forms, such as murals and tattoos. One of the first images depicts a faceless man leaning away into the photo, displaying his tattoo of the burning buildings and the names of loved ones he lost on that day. Another one, entitled “Women with Arched Back,” pictures a mural of the towers with a woman’s back leaning parallel to the structures. I find myself in constant tension with these photos, however. On this day, we are certainly compelled to commemorate those fire fighters and citizens who courageously risked their lives without a second thought. Considering the fact that I watched the towers fall from the safety of my fifth-grade classroom, is this an authentic space for me to participate in? What constitutes truth in the American narrative here is an intensely personal exploration of the body, and its relationship to the iconic image of the towers. The juxtaposition of the arching of the body with that of the building has a radical anti-realistic construction. The iconography of the buildings is certainly brought back to life through its association with the body, but only in a twisted, elongated form. I feel more invasive than comfortable walking this creative space, remembering that time, reconstructing that memory with each new photo. Still, I am drawn to the ideal of artistic expression as a space for mediation of personal trauma. Photography cannot move us in and of itself; we assign a narrative to the photos and are subsequently moved by them. The image allows an individual to sustain that moment, to come back to it repeatedly by creating an almost pseudo-physical interaction. The viewer makes an investment in the depiction, through imagination, creation and the fusion of recollections with the present. But with this active participation, what can be said of the disjunctures between artists’ productions and the ways in which audiences interpret and construct their own realities within these productions? Are we escaping back into that time by means of photography? What is opened, at least, is a way for us to remember: We are, through our individual recollections, situated in the public sphere of memorializing that day. The images lay claim to the microcosm of our day-to-day experiences, of our Duke, and the broader texture of our national consciousness. The complexity of the human experience, even through the participation within the exhibit, is brought to life; it shows wonder, and even beauty within tragedy. Brandon Maffei is a Trinity junior. His column runs every other Monday.

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SYMPOSIUM from page 1 Triangle Center of Terrorism and Homeland Security and associate professor of the practice for public policy, at the event. “Many of us remember it very vividly, and of course we’re commemorating the people who were lost that day.” Schanzer added that one of the best ways to commemorate 9/11 at universities is to consider its historical and political consequences. In part of the discussion, Antepli noted the need for mutual cooperation between Muslims and non-Muslims in America to understand each other, and how 9/11 affected this relationship. “There is no doubt that 9/11 made our society… shy away from a relaxed attitude and gave rise to… exclusive patriotism and chauvinism, which is worrisome,” Antepli said. “After 9/11 I think for many people [who] knew nothing about Islam… it has been a great learning curve.” Later in the panel, Jentleson addressed how the attack changed American perceptions of security.

“What [9/11] really meant—more than anything that had happened before—was that the threat was [no longer] out there but in here,” he said. Cooke conversely discussed the way the Muslim world perceives America and the relationship between the two cultures. “In general, there is a huge difference between the way in which Arabs in particular look at American people as opposed to the American government,” Cooke said. “I think that, in some ways, what has been going on has been—if not a confusion—a reduction of U.S. foreign policy and Americans.” The panels attracted an audience of undergraduate students, graduate students, professors and members of the local community. Freshman Steven Davidson was one of a handful of his classmates at the symposium. “I definitely got some new perspectives on how wide-ranging the effects of 9/11 were in foreign policy, in our daily lives and how the general atmosphere of the world changed,” Davidson said.


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GAMEDAY from page 1 they’d seen it in the library on a Saturday,” said junior Chris Brown, DSG external chief of staff. Four fraternities—Pi Kappa Phi, Delta Tau Delta, Chi Psi and Sigma Chi—chose not to participate in Saturday’s Gameday. Two dropped out Friday, and two dropped out just before the event, LoBiondo wrote in an email Sunday. Executive members of the four fraternities declined to comment. The number of fraternities participating in Gameday also dropped, with only seven participating this week, as opposed to the first Gameday’s 13. Several groups, including Pi Kappa Alpha and Kappa Alpha Order, were not invited back because they either had issues with distribution of alcohol or failed to properly clean up their site, Dean of Students Sue Wasiolek said. Interfraternity Council President Zach Prager, a senior, said some fraternities had problems bringing their barbecue materials to the Main Quad, adding that one group chose not to participate Saturday because they were unable to park in a convenient location. Some groups also had trouble encouraging people to attend Football Gameday, even from their own organizations. Sophomore Lewis McLeod, a member of Sigma Nu, estimated that about one-quarter of Sigma Nu members were present at Football Gameday Saturday. “Last year [at Tailgate], it would have been 100 percent,” McLeod said. Although Gameday saw less participation from fraternities and other groups, it attracted more students who typically would not have attended Tailgate, said DSG President Pete Schork, a senior. Additionally, the new festivities are proving safer than last year’s first Tailgate. At the first Tailgate last year, Emergency Medical Services transported one student due to alcohol poisoning. In the last two weeks, there have been no incidents or medical emergencies before the football games, Duke Police Chief John Dailey wrote in an email Sunday. “We are seeing exactly the progress we had hoped for,” Vice President for Student Affairs Larry Moneta said. Wasiolek added that future Football Gamedays will allow independent students to register for a spot, though they must register through their respective Quad Councils. DSG has pushed to include groups of independent students in Football Gameday, but Brown said this policy is not yet ideal as independents still need to organize through their Quad Councils. More groups may be added to the Main Quad in the future, Moneta said, though noting that he anticipates no changes will be made for the homecoming game. Security will be increased to monitor the celebrations, and alumni will be directed to alumni-sponsored events to deter them from trying to recreate Tailgate. In what has been called a transition year, some students will ultimately be inconvenienced, Moneta said. “This is the life cycle of campuses—to make improvements, we have inconveniences,” he said. “It’s the contribution we all have to make on behalf of future generations. Come back next year. None of this lasts forever.”

PERFORMANCE from page 1 even stronger.” He noted, however, that recovery remains a work in progress. “Ten years later as a nation, our water is still muddy and the dust has not yet settled from 9/11,” Antepli said. “God willing, we will get there.... we will turn these post-9/11 challenges into blessings.” Dean of the Chapel Sam Wells delivered a meditation on the power of 9/11 and the ways in which people can transcend death. “We live in a culture that is an orchestrated denial of death,” Wells said. “This was what made the hijackers of 9/11 so powerful.... they were not afraid to die. And so they acted beyond our society’s comprehension.” Wells argued that the murderous power of the hijackers cannot be overcome by further death-dealing, but by transcending their power, as did the first responders at Ground Zero and the passengers of United Airlines Flight 93. He noted that central to Christianity is Jesus’ transcending the power of death and that a requiem provides an opportunity to envision this transcendence. “On 9/11, the hijackers manufactured death in unspeakable quantities,” Wells said. “But many people that day showed us how to die, how to transcend death and so how to dissolve its power. May our lives, and deaths, be worthy of theirs.”

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Krzyzewski, Hurley among 5 Hall inductees by Chris Cusack THE CHRONICLE


Mike Krzyzewski is the first active member of Duke athletics to be inducted into the department’s Hall of Fame.

When Mike Krzyzewski heard he was going to be inducted into the Duke Athletics Hall of Fame, he was not sure how to react. Earlier in the year, and apparently unbeknownst to Krzyzewski, the athletics department had granted current Blue Devils ballot eligibility. “When I heard that I was in, I was wondering if [athletic director] Kevin White was trying to get me out of here,’’ Krzyzewski said. “It’s kind of neat to do it while you’re still coaching because you get to bring all the guys in, and it’s a little bit of a renewal or revival.’’ Point guard Bobby Hurley, quarterback Ben Bennett, golfer Jenny Chuasiriporn and tennis player Vanessa Webb were also inducted Friday night. “The four people I’m going in with are arguably as good as any player in their sport here, ever,” Krzyzewski said. “It’s always better for a player because it’s about what he or she did. For a coach, you’re kind of riding the coattails of a lot of people, which is fine. I’ve had some really good guys who have had some nice coattails.” Krzyzewski sits just two wins short of Bob Knight’s NCAA Div. I men’s coaching wins record of 902. He has led the Blue Devils to four national championships, 11 Final Four appearances and thirteen ACC titles in his 31 years at the helm. Hurley led the Blue Devils during the program’s first two national championship runs. The point guard hit what Krzyzewski calls “the biggest shot I’ve seen a Duke

basketball player make” against UNLV in 1991, when he made a three-pointer with less than two minutes remaining in the national semifinals to cut the Runnin’ Rebels’ lead to two in a game the Blue Devils would go on to win. “I coached Bobby like I wanted to be him,” Krzyzewski said. “I gave him the freedom he deserved, and I loved watching him. We didn’t call many plays when he played here. He was instinctively terrific.” Duke football has never seen a better quarterback than Bennett. By the time the California native graduated, he had set NCAA Div. I records for most career pass attempts, passes completed and passing yards. He earned both ACC Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year honors in his freshman and junior seasons, respectively. Chuasiriporn and Webb, roommates during their time at Duke, helped establish the golf and tennis programs, respectively. The former, who grew up living on top of a restaurant in Baltimore as the daughter of Thai immigrants, led the Blue Devils to their first-ever NCAA title in 1999. She was also the No. 2-ranked player in the nation as a junior, when she won four tournaments and led the nation in scoring average. Webb was the ITA Player of the Year in 1998 and 1999, her final two years at Duke. She still holds the all-time program records in wins and win percentage, 161 and .866, respectively. The Blue Devils advanced to the NCAA team championship in 1998, the same year Webb won the national title in singles.

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Blue Devils beat Texas A&M, UNC-G Kaitlyn Kerr, Kelly Cobb, Natasha Anasi and Erin Koballa named to All-Tournament team by Andrew Beaton THE CHRONICLE

For 66 minutes, Duke dominated possession but failed to put one home. In the 67th minute, with one stroke from outside the box, KaitAggies 2 lyn Kerr changed giving the Duke 7 that, Blue Devils their goal in a 2-0 UNC-G 0 first victory over UNCDuke 2 Greensboro at Koskinen Stadium. With the win yesterday afternoon, and the 7-2 rout over Texas A&M on Friday, Duke went 2-0 in the Duke/Nike Classic, coming in first place. North Carolina and the Aggies each won one and lost one, while the Spartans (1-5) went winless. The No. 10 Blue Devils (7-1) controlled the ball from the start of the game, getting off three shots in the game’s first three minutes. Kerr was at the center of Duke’s chances from the beginning, heading a shot on goal in the third minute and delivering a well-placed cross to freshman forward Kelly Cobb, who had her attempt saved by Kelsey Kearney. The Blue Devils finished the first half with 11 shots, compared to UNC-Greensboro’s one. “We had a lot of chances, I mean we always play together as a team, and that’s been our goal,” Kerr said. “But, I think we got a little individual… we just needed to finish our chances, and at halftime we really joined together as a team and realized

what we needed to do.” In the second half, Duke continued to control possession, keeping the ball almost exclusively on the Spartan side of the field. They wasted no time generating more opportunities, with one in the half’s first minute off the foot of Molly Pathman. Kerr finally broke the ice, however, taking a touch outside the back-right part of the box and putting one into the top-left corner of the net, above the outstretched Kearney. With a goal against the Aggies on Friday and a second one Sunday, Kerr was named the tournament’s MVP. “She’s shown that ability to score goals from distance,” head coach Robbie Church said. “But, that’s one of the best ones I’ve seen her hit.” Building off that momentum, Duke kept the ball out of UNC-Greensboro’s possession, creating more chances at the feet of Kerr and Cobb, who along with Natasha Anasi and Erin Koballa were named to the All-Tournament team. Kerr, Cobb and Pathman controlled the pace of play for the Blue Devils all afternoon, and Cobb’s strong play paid off with just under five minutes to play. Delivering Duke’s eighth corner kick of the game, she placed a perfect ball at the far post for Koballa to slam home, the first goal of the junior’s career. “At times we passed and moved well in the first half,” Church said. “I thought we BRITTANY ZULKIEWICZ/THE CHRONICLE


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3 MISSED FIELD GOALS Will Snyderwine missed 28and 45-yarders and Jeffrey Ijjas shanked a 51-yarder to cost the Blue Devils. In the second half, Duke went for it twice in the red zone instead of attempting more field goals.

6 STANFORD SACKS The Cardinal defensive line generated enormous pressure on Sean Renfree, including two sacks in three plays which turned momentum away from Duke after its onside kick recovery in the first half.


FOOTBALL from news page 1 The scoreboard read 44-14. The box score showed the opponent dominated every phase of the game. But after the Blue Devils walked off the field after losing to No. 6 Stanford, they were still haunted by what could have been. “We should’ve won this game,” running back Juwan Thompson said. Duke (0-2) certainly had its chances-—were it not for missed field goals, a dropped pass and a shanked punt, the Blue Devils very easily could have been leading at half time. Instead, they found themselves down by 10, a lead that the Cardinal (2-0) quickly expanded into a blowout early in the second half. “We drove down and missed three field goals. We got in the red zone countless amount of times, and we just didn’t take those opportunities. Our defense did their job, but they just got tired because they were out there so long, and we didn’t do our job,” Thompson said. Stanford quarterback and Heisman Trophy front-runner Andrew Luck showed the Cardinal offensive chops early, as the quarterback engineered a nine play, 85-yard touchdown drive


“We should have won this game.” —Duke running back Juwan Thompson

in under five minutes that included an early 43-yard flea-flicker. Duke responded, though, with a 70-yard drive of their own, though it stalled in the red zone. The Blue Devils could not muster even three points, as preseason second team AllAmerican kicker Will Snyderwine missed a 27-yard attempt just a week after he missed a potential game winner of the same length against Richmond. Snyderwine later missed a 44-yard field goal, putting him at 0-for-4 on the season—this after a 21-for-24 performance last year. Snyderwine later left the game after injuring his foot on an onside kick. “I walked out there confident that I was going to make it,” Snyderwine said of his first attempt. “I ran through my normal reminders, and I just hooked it. It just happens.” Behind a stellar early performance from their defense, though, the Blue Devils were able to remain within two possessions of

Stanford for the rest of the first half. The defensive effort was largely thanks to Duke’s ability to pressure Luck after that first possession, led by nose tackle Charlie Hatcher and two sacks by Kenny Anunike. And with the offense failing to make a dent on the scoreboard, it was the Blue Devil defense that finally broke through with a big play. Senior cornerback Johnny Williams deflected a Luck pass right into the hands of Lee Butler, and the senior scampered 76 yards and emphatically dove into the endzone for a touchdown. “The ball was just tipped up in the air, and I caught it and took off running,” Butler said. “It was a great time... because we thought we were going to turn it into a ball game.” After an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on Stanford allowed Duke to kick from the 45-yard line, head coach David Cutcliffe did his best to turn it into a ball game with a surprise onside kick. Snyderwine executed and the Blue Devils recovered, but quickly went three-and-out after quarterback Sean Renfree was sacked twice. Duke could have easily gone into the locker room down only 10-7, but Alex King pushed his punt to the right and gave the Cardinal possession at their own 41. Luck drove Stanford those 59 yards in just 43 sec-

6.8 YARDS PER CARRY 5-foot-11, 208-lb running back Stepfan Taylor led the Cardinal with 75 yards on 14 carries, helping open up the passing game for Andrew Luck. JAMES LEE/THE CHRONICLE PHOTOS BY DAN SCHEIRER II AND JAMES LEE/THE CHRONICLE


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AROUND THE ACC Wake Forestt 3344 - N N.C. C State 27 After jumping out to a 20-6 halftime lead, and a 34-13 advantage near the end of the third quarter, the Demon Deacons managed to withstand a furious Wolfpack comeback in the final period to earn the victory. Chris Givens caught six passes for 111 yards for Wake Forest. The win was especially sweet for the Demon Deacons after 2010’s 38-3 loss at N.C. State last season.

Virginia Tech 17 - ECU 10 Hokie head coach Frank Beamer earned his 200th victory with the program after Josh Oglesby scored on a ten-yard run with 7:30 left in the fourth quarter. East Carolina managed just 112 yards of total offense after totaling -15 on the ground. Junior David Wilson averaged 5.3 yards per carry, totalling 138 in the matchup.


Poor kicking game dooms Duke by Matt Levenberg THE CHRONICLE

As the second quarter wound down in Duke’s loss to No. 6 Stanford, it appeared the Blue Devils had all the momentum following a defensive Game touchdown and sucAnalysis cessful onside kick. Just minutes later, though, the Cardinal had stolen it back, and Duke’s inability to regain it was the likely turning point in the game. With his team trailing 10-0 and just over two minutes left in the half, senior defensive back Lee Butler intercepted Cardinal quarterback Andrew Luck’s pass off a deflection by Johnny Williams. Butler reeled in the tipped pass at Duke’s 24-yard line and took off down the right sideline, leaping into the endzone from the 5-yard line to evade Stanford running back Stepfan Taylor. “Right before going out we said defense was going to have to do something big and score points,” senior safety Matt Daniels said. “Lee came up big on third down…. That was a huge momentum swing for us.” The crowd in Wallace Wade erupted following the interception return, which closed the gap to just a field goal. Preseason All-ACC kicker Will Snyderwine had already missed two field goals earlier in the contest, and had Snyderwine kicked with the consistency he did last season, the Blue Devils would have been leading the No. 6 team in the country with under three minutes to go in the first half. “We know there was a point where we should have been up,” wideout Conner

Vernon said. “It was definitely a motivational factor. We knew we were in it.” Following the game-changing turnover, head coach David Cutcliffe took a gamble, and his team rewarded him by performing to perfection. A flag was thrown for a personal foul against the Cardinal after Butler’s touchdown, allowing Snyderwine to kick off from the Duke 45-yard line. Snyderwine successfully executed an onside kick, which surprised the return team and was recovered by safety Walt Canty. “I told Ron before we even got situated that we were going to onside kick it as soon as I heard what the foul was,” Cutcliffe said. Duke fans’ cheers were loudest they have been in years. The Blue Devils had seized all of the momentum in the contest. “It was a great atmosphere and a great moment in the ball game,” Cutcliffe said. “I knew we were going to get the ball first in the second half. I thought we’d score, but we didn’t get it done.” Trailing by a field goal, Duke’s offense took over at the Stanford 39-yard line with 2:12 left in the half. On first down, receiver Brandon Braxton appeared to have space on a wide receiver screen, but quarterback Sean Renfree failed to get him the ball. Instead linebacker Chase Thomas got to Renfree and recorded the sack. With the Blue Devils facing second-andlong, Stanford brought pressure again. A pass rusher came untouched up the middle and Renfree was forced to throw a pass at the feet of his running back. On third down, Thomas blitzed from the right side to beat Perry Simmons and Renfree was sacked again. Facing 4th-and-25, Cutcliffe

had no choice but to punt. “That’s where we gave up a sack and shot ourselves in the foot,” Cutcliffe said when asked what went wrong on that series. “I had already told them we would have gone for it. We needed to go in and have the opportunity to score again.” On fourth down, Alex King shanked a punt that traveled just 13 yards. After the sacks and the short punt, Luck would take over at his own 41-yard line—the previous Duke possession started at the Cardinal 40-yard line. Luck went 4-for-4 spanning 59 yards in just 43 seconds. Chris Owusu caught a screen pass at the 10-yard line and evaded a diving Walt Canty to find the endzone, extending the lead to 17-7 and deflating the Blue Devils’ morale. “That was really big,” Daniels said. “We just had the swing of momentum come our way knowing that we were going to have the ball after the half and come back and be able to put up 14 points without them touching the ball. That’s huge, but we were unable to stop them.” Duke entered field goal range on its subsequent possession, but with Snyderwine injured on the onside kick, walkon kicker Jeffrey Ijjas failed to convert a 49-yard field goal attempt. The Blue Devils also failed to put points on the board in the third quarter, which ultimately cost them the opportunity to stay competitive late in the game. “One of the most difficult things to do in sports is to regain momentum when things don’t go your way,” Cutcliffe said. “We didn’t do that.”

Jeff Godfrey connected on 80 percent of his passes and rushed for 69 yards to lead the Knights past the Eagles. With just a 9-3 lead in the third quarter, UCF exploded for three touchdowns late to put the game away. Boston College recorded just 141 total offensive yards on the day.

North Carolina 24 - Rutgers 22 Bryn Renner followed up his impressive debut with a 20-of-26 performance—with three interceptions—in the Tar Heels’ narrow victory over Rutgers. Dwight Jones had six catches for 135 yards, and Giovani Bernard recorded 81 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.


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Cavs score game’s only goal in second minute by Alex Young THE CHRONICLE

Despite 19 shots—including an 88th -minute penalty kick—no Blue Devil could find the back of the net Friday night at Koskinen Stadium. Virginia held off a frenzy of late Duke attacks as the Blue Devils failed to 1 UVA overcome an early Duke 0 goal, falling to the No. 24 Cavaliers 1-0 in a physical match. “It’s really frustrating because we’re playing good soccer,” head coach John Kerr said. “Unfortunately, we gave an early goal away and lost our confidence. But we scratched back, got into the game and quite frankly, dominated most of that second half. We had some really good opportunities right in front of the goal. It’s unfortunate that we couldn’t convert.” Duke (1-4, 0-1 in the ACC) started the game looking timid and unprepared. Sloppy passes, poor touch and passive defense led to the game’s lone goal in just the second minute. Cavalier forward Will Bates found room down the left sideline and sent a cross in front of Duke’s goal that Brian Span tapped in. Virginia (4-1, 1-0 ACC) had another chance just seven minutes later that goalkeeper James Belshaw thwarted with a diving interception on an attempted cross. In the 31st minute, Bates had a one-on-one opportunity with Belshaw after a lob pass got him the ball behind freshman defender Nat Eggleston. But, a poor touch just outside the box

afforded Belshaw an easy recovery. Duke made a few advances, but had no serious scoring threats in the first half settling for six shots to Virginia’s seven, and only one—a soft header by freshman Nick Palodichuck right to Cavalier goalie Spencer LaCivita—on goal. “Coach made a couple of tactical changes [at halftime] but more than anything, it was just a mentality,” junior co-captain Andrew Wenger said. “We knew what it took after the first half, and we went after it.” The Blue Devils came out aggressively in the second half, outshooting Virginia 13 to five—including five by Wenger and six by Palodichuck—as freshman midfielder Andrew Morales placed multiple balls in front of goal that Duke could not convert. The attacks intensified as the clock wound down culminating in an 88th minute penalty kick after Palodichuck was fouled inside the box. Wenger took the kick but left the ball shoulder height just a few feet right of LaCivita, who made a nice diving stop. “[It was just] poor execution, simple as that,” Wenger said. “I was trying to go to the right, but I left it in the middle, his height, right next to him. Way too easy.” Duke created a few more chances, including Morales’ service leading to a Palodichuck header that fell right into LaCivita’s hands but failed to capitalize. “I’m proud of the way they responded,” Kerr said. “We could have gone right in the dumps and lost this game four or five nothing if we didn’t have the spirit that we had.” KENZIE BROWN/THE CHRONICLE


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Duke wins in Virginia Blue Devils win first Freshman wins second straight meet ACC game since 2008 by Giancarlo Riotto THE CHRONICLE

Looking to build momentum as it moves closer to competing against nationally ranked competition, Duke turned in an impressive performance on Friday at the James Madison Invitational in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The Blue Devils swept the seven-team meet, scoring the minimum 15 points as they placed seven runners in the top-10, including the first six runners overall. “This was a really good early season test,” said Duke head coach Norm Ogilvie. “Our top six guys ran really under

“[Morgan Pearson]’s probably going to be one of the better distance runners Duke has ever had.” — Norm Ogilvie control and we feel like we could have run a lot harder if we needed to, but its still an early season meet. To be able to run as good as they did as a group, it was tremendously good to see.” Freshman Morgan Pearson, who won last week’s duel meet at North Carolina Central University, once again took first place with a time of 25:01.50. Pearson’s early season performance is a big reason the team is confident it can overcome the loss of several important members of last season’s squad. Pierson appears to be developing into one of the best freshman runners the program has seen in decades. “We were thrilled for [Pearson],” Ogilvie said. “He’s probably going to be one of the better distance runners Duke has ever had. The way he handled himself, he looked like a fourth-year senior out

there. He started to attack with about a mile and a half to go and looked really good.” Although Pearson’s impressive race highlighted the potential of the Blue Devils’ younger athletes, the team’s veterans also turned in noteworthy performances. Senior Stephen Clark, who missed all of last season due to injuries, returned in his first crosscountry race since the NCAA championships in Nov. of 2009. Showing no rust from the layoff, Clark placed second overall with a time of 25:07:30. “Having him back at full strength is going to be huge for us,” said Ogilvie, who added that Pearson’s performance, among other things, “gives us reason to hope we can be as good as last year’s team that went to the NCAA Championship.” As Duke prepares for its first national level test, the Roy Griak Invitational in Minneapolis, Minnesota, they look forward to the return of perhaps its best runner, senior Andrew Brodeur. Brodeur missed the Invitational after accidentally stepping on a glass bottle in practice over a week ago but felt good after working out this weekend and should be ready to go in Minnesota. His return will only further strengthen the Blue Devils, especially considering Coach Ogilvie’s belief that the only clear early season negative thus far is his team’s potential lack of depth. “We’re probably not as deep as we were a year ago,” said Ogilvie, “but that said, our front seven is really strong. Getting him back for Minnesota will make us even stronger and deeper.” From Pearson’s early season successes to Stephen Clark’s triumphant return, Duke has plenty to be excited about as it looks forward not only to Minnesota but also its ultimate goal of competing in the NCAA Championships in November.

by Maureen Dolan THE CHRONICLE

The victory over Wake Forest Saturday was more than just the Blue Devils’ first win at home this season. It was their first ACC victory since defeating Maryland in October 2008. Duke also defeated Longwood 1-0 Sunday to mark its third Wake 0 straight shutout. “I hope it gives a Duke 1 lot of our fans…an Lancers 0 idea about the fight that this team has Duke 1 and the cohesiveness that’s developing within this unit each day and each time we’re on the field,” head coach Pam Bustin said. “It’s for down the road. They have a good mission in mind.” No. 9 Duke (5-1, 1-0 in the ACC) dominated the Wake Forest game more than the 1-0 score suggested. The Blue Devils rifled off 14 shots and held the Demon Deacons (1-4, 0-1 ACC) to four. Junior Devon Gagliardi capitalized off a rebounded penalty corner from sophomore Emmie Le Marchand early in the second half to give Duke a lead that it never relinquished. Senior goalkeeper Samantha Nielson saved a penalty corner late in the game to keep the shutout alive. After recording two this weekend, Neilson now has 15 career shutouts. “Whether you try to make it like any other match or not, you always put a little

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extra something in [ACC matchups],” Bustin said. “[Wake Forest is] just up the road ,and they’re in your conference.” Duke’s little extra something paid off this time around. The Blue Devils fell to the Demon Deacons 3-2 in quadruple overtime in last year’s regular season matchup, making this weekend’s win even more sweet. Sunday’s game against Longwood (2-4) was more frustrating offensively for Duke. The team outshot the Lancers 25-2 but was only able to score off a penalty stroke with just 1:30 remaining in the game. Longwood’s junior goalkeeper Kaye Goulding had an impressive outing, keeping the Blue Devils at bay for most of the game. She saved 13 of Duke’s shots and kept the game tied until Le Marchand’s goal from the penalty stroke. The Blue Devils earned a penalty corner with two minutes remaining. According to Le Marchand, things got “messy” in front of the net. The Lancer defender dropped to her knees and blocked Le Marchand’s shot with her body. Because the player was the last line of defense, this earned Duke a penalty stroke. Le Marchand stepped up to put away the shot without second thought. “I earned it and I wanted to score, so I went for it,” Le Marchand said. “I was in that game mode, and it was near the end. I knew how much the team wanted to score and didn’t want to do another 15 minutes of overtime.”


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Virginia threatened in the final minute when midfielder Brian Ownby sent a brilliant shot towards the top-right corner from well outside the box. But a leaping Belshaw tipped it over the crossbar, crashing into the post on his way down. Play was stopped for a few minutes as Belshaw appeared shaken up, but he remained in the game, and Kerr said he was feeling fine after the game. It was a physical match that saw Virginia rack up 24 fouls and four yellow cards to ten Duke fouls and two—senior midfielder Daniel Tweed-Kent and Palodichuck—cautions. Kerr expressed frustration that the officials did not penalize the Cavaliers more. “It’s Virginia,” Wenger said. “They’ve always been a very strong team that will hit you and run all over you. That’s just the way it is.” The Blue Devils will look to improve their finishing Friday as they travel to Clemson for their second ACC match of the year. “Soccer is a cruel game sometimes,” Kerr said. “It’s disappointing, and I said to the players this is a real test of character. We’re a young team, we’re taking our lumps right now, but there’s a long season to go, and let’s see if we can build our way out of this.”

passed and moved a lot better in the second half.” The Blue Devils finished with 24 shots compared to the Spartans’ one, although that one opportunity gave Duke a significant scare. UNCGreensboro midfielder Lauren Hein delivered a sharply executed ground cross to Kristin Player, who put a shot on goal that Tara Campbell saved, diving to her right. The Blue Devils conclude their outof-conference schedule on Thursday at home against College of Charleston and begin to face ACC foes on Sunday against No. 5 Florida State. The tournament victory, especially given that it was over No. 1 North Carolina—even though the two teams did not face each other—gives Duke confidence as it enter the heart of its schedule. “We won the tournament, and anytime you can play in a tournament with North Carolina and Texas A&M, and you can win the tournament, you’ve done a fantastic job,” Church said.

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