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Founder’s Day Convocation honored the achievements and contributions of students, faculty members and alumni of the University community at the Chapel Thursday. Trustee Emeritus Karl von der Heyden, co-chair of the American Academy in Berlin and Trinity ’62, spoke to the audience about how Duke has changed since its early days—particularly since he graduated. Von der Heyden referenced one of the more light-hearted lessons he learned on his first day at Duke.

The Board of Trustees will vote on two facility-related items and hear updates on various academic programs at its first meeting of the academic year this weekend. The Trustees will vote to approve two separate segments of the West Union building renovations project—the start of renovations to Baldwin Auditorium and the plan for a new pavilion that will temporarily house dining facilities, said Michael Schoenfeld, vice president for public relations and government affairs. Renovations to the West Union building itself will not begin until Spring 2013, at the earliest. Renovations to Page Auditorium will follow. The Board will also vote on continued renovations to the West Campus steam plant, Schoenfeld added. “We have an interesting and diverse agenda,” Board of Trustees Chair Richard Wagoner, former president and CEO of General Motors Corp. and Trinity ’75, said. “There are a couple of projects that are, to a certain extent, symbolic of directions of the University.” Renovations to Baldwin, for example, are an important statement of the University’s commitment to the arts, and the

“Wine is illegal? Verboten? For a European that was hard to hear,” von der Heyden said, noting Duke handed out cigarettes in the cafeteria during his time as a student. “Duke did change—you can now drink alcohol, but you can’t smoke on campus.” Von der Hayden, one of this year’s two University Medalists, more seriously discussed the change in Duke’s ethnic landscape. Duke became racially integrated three years after he arrived as freshman in 1958, though von SEE FOUNDERS ON PAGE 4

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Two lawsuits have now been filed in Durham Superior Court against Duke University, Duke University Health System and other members of the Duke Medicine community. Former patients of discredited Duke cancer researcher Anil Potti have filed complaints in early September. The first suit was filed by eight joint plaintiffs Sept. 7. A second suit, was filed the same day by a single plaintiff—breast cancer patient Joyce Shoffner of Wake County. Lawyer Robert Zaytoun of Raleigh, N.C. Anil Potti filed the 82-page lawsuit on behalf of Shoffner. The suit states that in seeking treatment for breast cancer, Shoffner participated in clinical trials based on the research of Anil Potti.

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As Congress develops potential plans for reducing the federal deficit, Duke is lobbying to get its fair share of funding. President Richard Brodhead and more than 130 top administrators from universities around the country signed a letter to Congress this week addressing upcoming reductions to federal discretionary spending, on behalf of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and the Association of American Universities. The letter, which was sent to the bipartisan Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction Wednesday, calls on Congress to keep in mind the importance of higher education when reaching a balanced-budget agreement. “What we’re saying is, we need to get the budget under control, but don’t do it on the backs of students and researchers and universities... which no one can deny are generators of jobs and entrepreneurship,” said Chris Simmons, associate vice president for federal relations at

Duke. “Everyone is going to have to sacrifice, but don’t make us the only lambs in that game.” The letter argues that since World War II, most of the country’s economic growth can be attributed to technological advancements conducted at major research universities and funded by government research grants. It also said the Joint Select Committee should evaluate entitlement programs and tax reform in order to balance the budget, instead of diminishing federal research and university spending. The 12-member Joint Select Committee was created in late July, while Congress was developing a deal to raise the debt ceiling. The committee is charged with reducing the federal deficit by $1.5 trillion over the next 10 years, and it is required to complete a plan by Nov. 23. Duke currently receives almost half of $1 billion each year from the federal government, mostly in the form of competitive research grants, Vice Provost for Research James

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Eight for-profit colleges, led by University of Phoenix, collected about $1 billion in education benefits for U.S. veterans in the most recent academic year, according to a Senate report released Thursday. The colleges together got about a quarter of the Post-9/11 GI Bill education funds in the 2010-2011 year, Sen. Tom Harkin, DIowa, chairman of the Senate education committee, said Thursday at a news conference in Washington, D.C. The University of Phoenix alone received $210 million,almost three times as much as a year earlier, he said. The so-called “90/10 rule� limits forprofit colleges to getting no more than 90 percent of their revenue from government programs. Tuition from veterans and military programs are excluded from the cap, and college companies have “aggressively� recruited beneficiaries, Harkin said. �We have to try to see what we can do to get better information to GI’s so they have a better information base.�

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ith Barton Seaver Q&A with An avid supporter of sustainable seafood practices, chef Barton Seaver discussed the importance of preserving the ocean’s natural resources in a talk Wednesday in Duke University’s Love Auditorium. After a book signing and questionand-answer session, professional chefs in the Triangle area hosted a “food fair” for attendees to sample dishes made with fresh, sustainable ingredients. A National Geographic fellow, Seaver wrote his first cookbook “For Cod and Country” in May 2011. The Chronicle’s Shucao Mo spoke with Seaver about seafood sustainability and culinary practices. The Chronicle: When did you decide to pursue a career as a chef dedicated to sea-

food sustainability? Barton Seaver: I had always been fluent in food. It was an important part of my upbringing. [After I started my career,] I used food to create a series of relationships that became always more important than the ingredients themselves I was using. I realized that as a chef, I have the power to extend that relationship throughout the entire supply chain. That ability led me to pursue sustainable seafood. It afforded [me] the opportunity to use my skill as a chef to bring about a larger change. TC: How did you decide upon on promoting this particular environmental issue—the ocean?

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BS: Seafood is the very last wild food we eat in great quantity. The global politics of seafood is more complicated than those of agriculture. We are dealing with incredibly well-founded infrastructure that demands commodity products, which makes the potential consequences more radical and detrimental. TC: What inspired you to write “For Cod and Country” earlier this year? BS: I wrote “For Cod and Country” to teach Americans to eat less seafood and to help them understand how to restore their own health through eating well and responsibly. Seafood is a necessary, vital, delicious and incredibly healthy part of our diets. Fishing and fishing communities are a vital and necessary cultural link to our founding principles and to our shared cultural history. We all have a role to play in restoration. Furthermore, the book encourages corporate interest to adopt some of those principles of sustainability and restorative responsibility. TC: What would you say to those who see your way of protecting the ecosystems as a futile or too costly attempt? BS: A lot of unsustainable seafood is unsustainable because it is in high demand. Their rarity has been driven up, and so has their price. Sustainable food doesn’t fall victim to a lack of efficiency. In fact, the more sustainable option is generally cheaper because people haven’t wanted them traditionally. TC: Have you considered the danger of sustainable food promotion, that it may turn sustainable products into unsustainable ones? BS: Absolutely. It puts a greater demand and burden on the sustainability

of the product itself. But, the narrative of sustainability is not just about the greenness. The purpose is... to make everything sustainable. The message of diversification and of regional and seasonal seafood consumption—all of that is part of the sustainable ideology. What we are doing is creating sustainable market demand, which must co-evolve with sustainable management policies. TC: What was your first encounter with the environmental community? BS: In 2005, I hosted Charles Clover in my restaurant for his “The End of the Line” book signing and talk. That opportunity made me realize that the very seafood I was serving—[what] I relied on for profitability—was disappearing and in jeopardy, but [more importantly,] that we had an opportunity to solve this. Over-fishing is probably the greatest threat to our world that we know how to solve. We just need the political and consumer will to do it. Charles inspired me to carry forth that message, not only ideologically, but also in my everyday life. TC: What was the most memorable experience you had while learning about sustainable seafood practices? BS: I had an amazing encounter with ages-old fish salmon in Tacon River in wild and pristine Canada. Using wheel-fishing, I pulled this giant 25-pound king salmon that had never touched hook [before]. The vitality, strength, endurance and patience that were evident [in the fish] was an eye-opening experience for me. It was a humbling experience that led me to understand that fish—and all living things SEE SEAVER ON PAGE 4


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A potential lethal health condition of newborns may now be more preventable, according to a recent Duke study. Congenital heart disease is an abnormality of the structure of the heart that occurs in approximately one in every 120 newborns, said Dr. Alex Kemper, associate professor of pediatrics at Duke Medicine and lead author of the study. His research—published in the journal “Pediatrics� Aug. 22—explored the use of the pulse oximetry test. The method involves measuring the blood oxygen level to provide a more accurate way to detect CHD earlier in newborns, even before they leave the hospital. “[The newborns] look completely fine, but if you send them home, there is a risk that they could die,� Kemper said. In order to prevent those situations, pulse oximetry can help detect low oxygen levels in the blood of newborns, Kemper noted. In the test, a light placed above the skin will detect the color of the blood, and the color will then be compared to a standard one established for normally oxygenated blood. Lower oxygen levels indicate that there may be a heart defect, Kemper said. Pulse oximetry should be performed at least 24 hours after birth. The time frame will minimize false positives that can occur if the test misreads normal changes as a defect, Kemper added. “All these amazing physiological things happen after birth—you just want to make sure that you’re not capturing that,� Kemper said. Last month, New Jersey required all

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hospitals to start screening for CHD using pulse oximetry. Hospitals in 11 other states are also ready to use this method routinely, Kemper said. Duke University Medical Center is currently making preparations to implement pulse oximetry for newborns. Kemper estimates that it costs approximately $10 per each test. “It is a relatively cheap and easy thing that can save the life of babies,� Kemper explained. If a child is diagnosed with a heart defect, an echocardiogram—a scan of the heart—is used to determine the specific nature of the condition. “Depending on the type of defect, there are certain medications you can use to keep certain vessels open... to help keep the baby well oxygenated, but that is just a temporary measure,� Kemper said. “These babies will need surgeries.� Annamarie Saarinen, chair of the board for the Newborn Coalition, an advocacy group for the health of newborns, had a daughter who was diagnosed with CHD when she was 2-days-old. Saarinen’s daughter was then put on medication and subjected to surgery three to four months later. “We pushed [the surgery] to that point to where she has gotten bigger and stronger and had more weight on her,� Saarinen noted. “This happens all the time with critical heart patients, where you walk that tight rope. You don’t want to have a surgery when they are a newborn in those first days or weeks because they are so fragile.� Saarinen supports greater use of pulse oximetry in hospitals.

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FOUNDERS from page 1 der Heyden noted the self-segregation that still lingers on campus. Although Von der Heyden encouraged the audience to learn about Duke’s history, he also warned against scrutinizing the past. “We can look at the past with the eyes of our times, but we should not judge the past with those same eyes,� he said. After Von der Heyden’s address, Steve Nowicki, dean and vice provost for undergraduate education, recognized various undergraduate scholarship programs, and Provost Peter Lange acknowledged graduate fellows. President Richard Brodhead then presented the annual Founder’s Day awards. Anthony Kelley, associate professor of the practice of music, received the Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award. Brodhead spoke of Kelley’s extensive musical career. Kelley was nominated by a student who was inspired to pursue music after coming to know the

SEAVER from page 3 on earth—really have two purposes. One is to live, and the other to die or to be eaten. We need to save fish for the fishes’ sake, so [that] they have values swimming in the ocean, not just lying and resting on our plates as seafood. TC: How is the way we prepare for dinner related to conservation? BS: Food introduces the ritual of eating, the very important behavior characteristic of sustainability. The way I cook is firstly, to incorporate a lot of vegetables, and secondly, to incorporate reasonable, adequate, enjoyable, appropriate, responsible sizes of proteins. Diversity is an entertainment tactic [that enlivens and engages] people, [making] them want to come back [for more]. [I am] giving them a gift, and [the sense of] hospitality and generosity is inherent [in that act]. That’s a good way for people to absorb information [about sustainable food]. TC: How would you envision a society

vival, Dr. Jennifer Li, division chief of pediatric cardiology at Duke Medicine, wrote in an email Tuesday. “There will be false positives with pulse oximetry as well,� Li said. “And no one knows how to pay for this in the era of health care reform.� professor well, Brodhead said. Brodhead also awarded Trustee Emerita Wilhelmina Reuben-Cooke, Trinity ’67, with the Distinguished Alumni Award. Reuben-Cooke was one of the first five black undergraduate students at Duke, and she fought for equality during her time at the University. Professor of Chemistry James Bonk, who began his Duke career in 1959, received a standing ovation when he was recognized as the second University Medalist. In his remarks, Brodhead said Bonk has been such a popular professor, that his students have nicknamed his classes “Bonkistry.� Previously, Bonk taught an introductory chemistry class, acting as the gateway to chemistry for more than 30,000 Duke students. Junior Casey Edwards said she found the speech compelling and thought it offered fascinating insight about the origins of Duke and its scholarship programs. “It is important to realize the diversity we have at Duke—how unique it is,� Edwards said. “We should take advantage of it.�

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POTTI from page 1 “There is a lot of common information alleged in the [two] complaints,” Zaytoun said. “The reason for that is there is already a lot of information already out into the public domain about the faulty nature of how these trials were run, the science that underpinned the trials and the trials themselves.” DUHS does not comment on active litigation, said Doug Stokke, DUHS associate vice president for communications. “The case is not simply about scientists and research but about real people who were to receive clinical benefits of that science and who are a very vulnerable population—physically and emotionally,” Zaytoun said. Zaytoun alleges in the lawsuit that Duke and DUHS knew— or should have known—of flaws in Potti’s data. He said this makes them negligent for allowing the trials to continue. “As a result of [Shoffner’s] receipt of improper chemotherapy poison over a period of time and her participation in the clinical trial at issue, no standard chemotherapy treatment was given to the Plaintiff,” according to the lawsuit. “.... She did not seek any proper treatment for her cancer because Duke University and/or DUHS delayed and obfuscated the truth.” Zaytoun declined to comment on the specifics of the case beyond what had been alleged in the complaint. These sorts of cases typically take 12 to 18 months from the filing to the start of trial, said Donald Beskind, professor of the practice of law and former civil litigator with experience working on medical negligence cases, though

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not this case in particular. “This [case] may be more or less complicated [than other cases],” Beskind said. “Cases tend to move along in Durham. Durham’s a pretty well-run county in terms of moving the docket along.” A typical malpractice suit involves a patient alleging a doctor’s mistake had caused them harm, Beskind said. This case, however, questions the procedure itself—not its execution. The plaintiff claims that her injury lies in the fact that she was misled by Duke’s support of Potti’s research to forego conventional cancer treatment. “The plaintiff has to prove that the differing treatment—or delay in treatment they allege—made a difference in the outcome,” he said. After the filing of complaints, Duke has time to respond to the allegations and either accept or deny them. The differences between the opposing claims will then be argued before a jury, after both sides conduct depositions and determine expert witnesses, Beskind said. “[Currently] only one side’s cards are on the table,” he said. “ We’re waiting to see what the other side has.” Beskind noted that Duke—like all major medical institutions—is heavily insured in case of lawsuits such as these, so there is little risk of financial fallout. “Maybe if [a settlement] was big enough it could make a difference in the premiums for the coming year,” he said. “Presumably, more concerning to Duke would be the allegation that it did not appropriately concern [itself with] its patients and that’s something I would expect Duke to hotly contest.”

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SPENDING from page 1 Siedow said. Although no one is certain what the budgetary outcome will be, he added that the government could potentially cut up to 10 percent of research funding, which could force the University to lay off employees and slash administrative costs. Siedow noted that most of the funding that Duke receives from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation comes in the form of competitive grants. The University could cushion the severity of the cuts if its researchers continue to succeed in an increasingly competitive landscape. “There’s no guarantee we would lose 10 percent. If we compete better, we could only lose 8 percent,” Siedow said. “[Our researchers] generally compete quite well. But over time, if the overall amount of money available for research goes down, it’s hard for us to increase our market share.” Many of Duke’s foreign language and international studies programs have already been affected by government budget reductions this year. Title VI of the Higher Education Act allocates money through competitive grants to university programs that provide instruction in less popular languages such as Arabic, Creole and Farsi—and their annual budget was reduced by more than 40 percent earlier this year. Duke has seven Title VI centers, which were awarded $12 million in 2010 to be distributed periodically through 2014. As of this summer, administrators expect that the centers will lose more than $4 million total in the remainder of the distribution period due to the federal budget reductions. This year, Duke received upwards of $150,000 for more than 50 fellows in the federal Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellows program, which provided each fellow with $18,000 for tuition and a $15,000 stipend, said Kelly Schwehm, Asian and Middle Eastern studies program coordinator. She added that Duke subsidizes the remainder of the tuition, the amount of which varies across the University’s different schools. In coming years, Schwehm said she ex-

pects FLAS funding to be reduced, but Duke will not make up the difference. Asian and Middle Eastern studies currently offers four to five fellowships during each academic year, but next year they might only be able to offer two, she added. Kelly Jarrett, associate director of the Duke Islamic Studies Center, said cutting from programs like this is not just a disappointment for potential scholars, but also represents misplaced priorities. She emphasized that eliminating many prominent foreign language institutions is not in the interest of national security. Without these university programs, the government would be less able to carry out missions that require fluency in languages such as Arabic or Farsi, she said, mentioning the capture of Osama bin Laden as an example. “At the same time [the government] would carry out a significant operation that yields so much potential security information, they’re cutting the funding stream for universities that produce the scholars who can read it,” Jarrett said. The addition of Brodhead’s signature to this letter is only part of Duke’s larger efforts to lobby this issue to Congress, Simmons said. Brodhead, who was not available for comment Wednesday and Thursday, sent a similar letter to Rep. David Price, D-N.C. in April outlining Duke’s expectations for university and research funding as Congress develops its annual budget. That same month, he also wrote to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, asking him to thoroughly weigh the pros and cons of cutting Title VI funding. Several congressional staffers visited campus Wednesday to speak with Brodhead about federal need-based student aid and research funding, Simmons added. Siedow said he believes that this kind of effort—particularly when it comes from a prominent university—can make a difference in Washington. Even so, Siedow noted that he is still concerned about the near future of university funding. “Research is the seed point for future economic growth, and if we’re too draconian about cutting that, 20 years down the line we’re going to pay the price,” Siedow said. “It’s pretty scary.”

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Lange said progress on a project of this scale tends to come in many small steps. “We are making substantial progress on the DKU project, encountering the kinds of glitches and challenges you would expect in a project of this kind, working in a distant and culturally unfamiliar [area], working with new partners on complex issues,” Lange wrote in an email Thursday. Bruce Kuniholm, dean of the Sanford School of Public Policy, will also give a presentation to the Board on the state of the Sanford School. The presentation is the first one given to the Board since Sanford became a school in 2009, Schoenfeld said. Kuniholm announced in August that he will step down as dean at the end of this academic year. “The BOT chair has asked me to talk about Sanford, our objectives, the progress we’ve made in meeting them, the challenges and opportunities we see going forward and how the Board can help,” Kuniholm wrote in an email Thursday. Wagoner said that there is a certain poetic justice in Kuniholm’s presentation this weekend. “Many of us were here when Sanford became a school,” Wagoner said. “Dean Kuniholm has really overseen it for such a long period of time and has really marked some very impressive milestones in the development of the school.” Kuniholm will discuss the status of Sanford and its objectives for the future, Wagoner said, including potential strategies for how the Board can support the school and help achieve its goals. The Trustees will review the University’s financial statements and the endow-

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This time, there was no letdown. Earlier in the season, Duke (10-1, 2-0 in the ACC) had followed up its momentous victory over then-No. 1 Notre Dame with a disappointing loss at unranked Auburn. Coming off their second win this season over a Miami 0 top-five opponent, the No. 4 Blue Devils maintained the intensity Duke 3 that has characterized their fivegame winning streak and blanked Miami 3-0 Thursday night at Koskinen Stadium. The Blue Devils, looking to avoid complacency after their win over then-No. 3 Florida State, made it apparent that they did not want to allow the Hurricanes even a whiff of victory. Duke continued its hottest start in team history and notched its tenth win of the season to complete a 5-0 homestand. From the first whistle, the Blue Devil strikers came out eager to score. Having outscored its past five opponents 17-3, Duke tallied five shots within the first fourteen minutes of play. In the 19th minute, the forwards finally broke through as sophomore Mollie Pathman scored off a crisp give-andgo with freshman Kelly Cobb at the top of the box. The opening goal marked the fifth time this season that Pathman and Cobb have teamed up to score. “They just play so well together, don’t they?” head coach Robbie Church said. “They’re a lot of fun to watch.... They’ve got another sense of each other.” Cobb and Pathman have developed their great chemistry through previous experience as teammates. The duo have played together for years, and this past summer they suited up for the United States U-20 women’s national team. “Coming into here, we work well together, and I think it is just a natural fit,” Cobb said. “She’ll beat her players and cross it into me, and I just like to return the favor and assist her too.” SEE W. SOCCER ON PAGE 11

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Still struggling to reach a high level of consistency on the court, the Blue Devils have a tough weekend ahead of them as they take on two conference rivals— Georgia Tech and Clemson—in Georgia their upcoming home stand. Duke (6-4, 0-1 in the ACC) will Tech face Georgia Tech (7-4, 0-1) Frivs. day at 7 p.m. and Clemson (9-3, 1-0) Saturday at 8 p.m. at CamDuke eron Indoor Stadium. “I feel like we have been a FRIDAY, 7 p.m. little inconsistent in some of Cameron Indoor our performances,” head coach Jolene Nagel said. “We are just Clemson developing still. But if we can gain some consistency in our vs. positions out there, I think it will help us a lot. As long as we Duke keep getting better, that is what I am looking for as a coach.” SATURDAY, 8 p.m. Jeme Obeime, a freshman Cameron Indoor outside hitter, has shone despite her team’s sporadic play, leading the team in kills with 102. Sophomore libero and 2010 All-ACC first-teamer Ali McCurdy has stood out on defense, and has earned all-tournament honors in two early-season tournaments. After being upset by ACC rival Wake Forest on the road last Friday in its conference opener, Duke is hoping to take advantage of playing at home this weekend.

Sophomore Laura Weinberg scored her fourth goal of the season in the 86th minute Thursday night against the Hurricanes.

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Former Blue Devil linebacker Trent Mackey now leads the Green Wave defensive unit. The redshirt junior leads the team with 35 tackles—ranking eighth nationally in tackles per game—plus an interception. The defense as a whole has allowed just 3.4 yards per rushing attempt throughout the first three games.

Tulane and Duke are both on the upswing as they enter Saturday’s contest. Thanks to Boston College kicker Nate Freese’s missed extra point and field goal, Duke (1-2) was able to secure its first win of the season against the Eagles last Saturday at Alumni Stadium. Tulane (2-1) is coming off a 49-10 win against UAB. The victory against the Blazers marked the Green Wave’s largest-ever margin of victory against a Conference USA opponent and was essential to boosting team morale after a 31-3 loss to Tulsa the week prior. But despite their major wins last weekend, both teams are approaching Saturday’s 3:30 p.m. kickoff in Wallace Wade Stadium game with level heads, simply looking to play 60 minutes of good football. “How do we find a way to play 60 minutes as good as we can play?” head coach David Cutcliffe said. “That’s what you have to assume it’s going to take to beat every opponent left on our schedule, starting with Tulane.” Green Wave head coach Rob Toledo struck a similar tone. “I told them last week that I’m tired of losing,” he said. “They’ve got to learn to play for 60 minutes when bad things happen.”

It’s been some time since the last matchup between the two schools—38 years to be exact. Considering the amount of time that has elapsed since the last contest, Toledo and Cutcliffe are scouting each other’s squads with fresh eyes. “They’re good on offense. They’re good on defense. They’re veteran in both of those areas where it counts,” Cutcliffe said. “The key for us at this point in time is to match that type of play.” In last week’s game against UAB, Tulane quarterback Ryan Griffin had a impressive 281-yard, three-touchdown performance that earned him recognition as the Conference USA co-offensive player of the week. To account for their 262 rushing yards against the Blazers, the Green Wave distributed the carries quite evenly. Three different running backs posted at least 60 yards—sophomore Orleans Darkwa and senior Albert Williams had 64 yards each, while freshman Dante Butler contributed 60 yards. This balanced attack stood in stark contrast to the Blue Devils’ ground game last week. Against Boston College, Duke looked almost exclusively to sophomore running back Juwan Thompson to lead the rushing attack with Desmond Scott and Josh Snead injured. Thompson picked up 54 yards on 10

carries and added seven catches for 50 yards. The Duke running game will face a formidable challenge in the Green Wave defense, which did not allow a touchdown in last week’s game against UAB. More impressively, the Tulane defense intercepted three passes, and two were returned for touchdowns. Toledo is equally wary of the Duke defense, though. “They pack the paint,” Toledo said. “They’re going to get eight or nine guys up there close to the line of scrimmage. So we’ve got to be successful running the football, we’ve got to take our shots when it’s time and we’ve got to make some plays in the passing game.” Though confident in his team, Toledo acknowledges the threat that Duke poses— especially redshirt junior Sean Renfree. “Renfree is very patient,” Toledo said. “He knows where to go with the ball and he is very accurate.” Renfree proved just that with his performance against the Eagles, setting the program’s single-game record for completions by connecting on 41-of-53 pass attempts. He also posted a career-high 368 yards and two touchdowns. Despite the solid performances of their SEE SCOUTING ON PAGE 11


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This year, the Duke men were not awarded a national ranking. They will set out to prove Saturday that they deserve one. Last year at the Roy Griak Invitational, the Blue Devils took home the team title in an upset victory. After losing talented runners like Bo Waggoner to graduation and experienced athletes like senior Josh Brewer and junior Mike Moverman to sickness and injury, however, they will find it hard to repeat that performance. The Blue Devils will face stiff competition this weekend from three nationally-ranked schools—No. 10 Portland, No. 11 N.C. State and No. 24 Minnesota—plus outstanding individuals such as Stephen Sambu. Sambu, last year’s individual champion from the University of Arizona, will return to take another shot at the title. In the midst of all this, the Blue Devils will be racing to earn points toward qualifying for nationals, while seeing where they stand in their first fully competitive meet of the season. “It’s a big meet for us,” head coach Norm Ogilvie said. “If we could run well this weekend that would be really big. We have a young group…. We know they’re training really well. The big question is, how are they going to perform?”

Four runners out of the nine traveling to the meet will be competing in the Griak Invitational for the first time. According to Ogilvie, one of them, freshman Morgan Pearson, will join more experienced runners Stephen Clark and Andrew Brodeur in vying for a top spot at the meet. And though they acknowledge the difficulty of this achievement, the Blue Devil men will head into the meet with confidence. “I’m feeling really good, and I’m feeling good about the team overall,” Clark said. “We’ve had a few injuries…so we’re not taking ten [runners] like we originally thought. But in those guys that we are taking, I think we’ve got a really…strong group.” Clark also mentioned his belief that this year’s squad shows the potential to produce more frontrunners than Duke has had in previous years. However, he pointed out that these athletes would have their work cut out for them as they headed into Saturday’s meet. Ogilvie was also cautious about expecting a top finish and said it was unlikely that Duke would be able to defend its title. “I think it will be really tough to crack into the top four,” Ogilvie said. “But at least last year taught us that sometimes you can win when you’re not expecting it. So we’re going to try to run the best race that Duke can run. And we’ll see what happens.”

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Duke has done little but win during the first half of its season. The No. 4 Blue Devils (10-1, 2-0 in the ACC) will travel to Clemson (5-4, 0-2) No. 4 for their third conDuke ference match of the vs. season Sunday at 2 Clemson p.m. Duke has been dominant in ACC play so far. Coming SUNDAY, 2 p.m. off a 2-1 win over Historic Riggs Field then-No. 3 Florida State and a 3-0 victory against Miami last

night, the team continues to make its mark on the national level. Despite remaining unranked, Clemson, who dropped their first two conference games, should not be overlooked, as two of their last three losses —both 3-2 defeats, to Miami and Furman—have come in double overtime. Junior forward Maddy Elder leads the Tigers in goals, with six so far on the season, pacing a Clemson attack that has outscored its opponents 2516. Duke goalkeeper Tara Campbell may be busy, though she and the Blue Devil defense have allowed just five goals all season.

When Duke and Wake Forest last met, the Blue Devils derailed the Demon Deacons’ chance to play in the NCAA tournament with a victory in the final game of the regular season. This weekend, the stakes Wake are not quite as high, Forest but after slow starts, vs. both teams need to make up lost ground Duke in the conference standings. FRIDAY, 7 p.m. Koskinen Stadium Duke (3-4-0, 1-1 in the ACC) will look for its third straight win against Wake Forest (2-3-1, 1-1 ACC) Friday at Koskinen Stadium at 7 p.m. “Like us, [Wake’s] record defies the reality that they are a very good team,” Duke head coach John Kerr said. “They’re smart, they’re fast, and they’re committed and we have to be up for it physically and mentally.” Despite outpacing opponents 41-29 in shots on goal this season, the Demon Deacons have only scored four goals in their last six games. After opening the season with two losses and a tie, Wake Forest has won two of three, losing 1-0 to North Carolina in its most recent game. “The [Demon Deacons] attack with pace,” senior Daniel Tweed-Kent said. “So if we can track their runners and defend consistently for a long period of time we can shut them down, but we need to put the effort into doing that.” Tweed-Kent also emphasized the importance of avoiding the defensive miscues that have plagued Duke this season.

“We’re just trying to replicate that kind of formation that [Wake Forest] plays and also understand the speed that they play at,” Kerr said. “Part of that challenge is making sure that we maintain the ball and we keep possession.” This strategy will rely heavily on the developing relationship of strikers junior Andrew Wenger and freshman Nick Palodichuk. Wenger’s tremendous performances in the last two games, with five goals and three assists, put him atop the conference in goals per game and earned him ACC player of the week honors last week. “We are going to have to be very focused on Andrew Wenger,” Wake Forest head coach Jay Vidovich said. “I think he is probably, if not the best, one of the top players in the country right now, so we are going to have be able to negate that.” As Wenger draws more double teams, Palodichuk and senior midfielder Christopher Tweed-Kent will begin to take on greater roles in Duke’s attack. “I think we are going to have to deal with the work rate of Duke,” Vidovich said. “Their pressing, their ability to put us under pressure and get the ball back.... The level of concentration is going to be very high.” Wake Forest will also have a freshman making contributions on the offensive end, as rookie midfielder Teddy Mullin leads the team in assists. “We are a very young team,” Vidovich said. “We are a freshman-sophomore team with a couple of juniors thrown in. They are quality players and it certainly has made an impact and given us more depth. Now they just have to gain enough experience with what it takes to win.”

The Blue Devils will rely heavily on freshman Kelly Cobb to penetrate the Tigers’ defense. She leads the team with eight goals and 18 points, followed by Laura Weinberg’s four scores. One of head coach Robbie Church’s concerns heading into the contest is the fact that Duke will be playing its first conference game on the road. “We have not been away from home so we are still trying to feel out the process,” he said. “It is really going to be our focus to win on the road.” Looking toward the ACC and NCAA tournaments, a win against a competitive

conference opponent away from home would continue the Blue Devils’ path in the right direction, especially with upcoming road games against No. 5 North Carolina and No. 13 Boston College. “These are the games that we have to be focused,” Weinberg said. “This win would be huge.” Duke has defeated Clemson the past three seasons, though Church sees this Tiger team as a very different one. “They have a new coach,” he said. “Eddie Radwanski did a fantastic job at [UNC-Greensboro]. They have beaten us in the past.”

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offensive and defensive units, both Duke and Tulane struggle with special teams. Tulane’s starting kicker Cairo Santos has a slight groin strain and did not take the Green Wave’s last few kicks last Saturday, Toledo said. Santos is listed as questionable for the game. In a similar situation, Cutcliffe is still hesitant to play first-string kicker Will Snyderwine, who is suffering from a foot injury, but noted that there has been “good work with [Jeffrey] Ijjas and [Paul] Asack right now.” Given the recent success of both teams’ offense, the coaches are hoping their injury-laden kickers will not negatively impact Saturday’s game. “I’m kind of like a Seinfeld episode,” Cutcliffe said. “I’ve got all these voices talking out there to me. If we can get the points on the board, I don’t need these voices talking to me about field goals.” Despite the 38 years since the last matchup, the Blue Devils will recognize a familiar face on the Tulane defense: linebacker Trent Mackey. Mackey played in 11 games for Duke in 2008 as a true freshman but was dismissed from the team the following year. After sitting out the 2009 season due to NCAA transfer regulations, he had an impressive campaign in 2010. Entering this week’s contest, Mackey ranks eighth in the country with 11.7 tackles per game. “Trent Mackey played well for us as a true freshman… and he’s played very well for them,” Cutcliffe said. “He’s got tremendous quickness and speed, and that’s why he leads them in tackles by a long shot.” And the Blue Devils will no doubt look to keep their former teammate running all over the field upon his return to Wallace Wade.

At Cameron Indoor Stadium, the Blue Devils have a habit of winning, with a 134-23 record at home since 2000. “The Wake Forest match was an emotional loss for us because we played so hard and competed in four very close games,” Nagel said. “I was worried that the loss would take its toll on the girls, but they came back Saturday [against Charlotte], played well and we won pretty easily.” With big wins over Kansas State and Louisville earlier this season, Georgia Tech will provide a dangerous matchup. A large part of the Yellow Jackets’ success can be attributed to the play of junior Monique Mead, a right-side hitter. A dominant left-handed player, the 5-foot-10 Mead has 223 kills in the Yellow Jackets’ 11 games, leading the nation in kills per set. “It is important for us as a team to familiarize ourselves with [Mead],” Nagel said. “She is a good athlete and a real offensive threat. We need to know where she is on the court at all times.” Regardless of what happens Friday night, the Blue Devils will have to turn around the next day to take on a highlysuccessful Clemson team. The Tigers, who beat Georgia Tech last week, have won their last five matches behind efficient attacks and big blocks. The Tigers have played well at the net, amassing a total of 102.5 blocks this season. Duke and Georgia Tech have only recorded 78 and 82, respectively. “They are really good,” Nagel said. “Clemson always has a couple of good middles, some of whom get more attempts than the outside players. The team has a good mix of athletic players and players with high volleyball IQs. It will be a lot for us to contend with.”

Cobb took her own chance to score less than ninety seconds later, notching her team-leading eighth goal of the season. Off a precise feed from junior Nicole Lipp, sophomore Kaitlyn Kerr found Cobb at the top of the box. After beating her defender, Cobb coolly placed the ball just inside the right post, giving the Blue Devils a 2-0 lead. Through aggressive play, Duke continued to create opportunities throughout the first half, outshooting Miami 11-0 at the break. “We had it in warm-ups,” Church said. “We were really focused.... This was a tough game for us last year. We had lost a heartbreaker down in Miami. And so I think that was on the back of our minds.” Memories of last year’s defeat also sparked staunch defensive play from the entire team, starting with the forwards. Throughout the game, both sophomore Laura Weinberg and Cobb broke up numerous Miami runs. “That has been one of our focus points throughout the year...just defending as a whole, and that starts with the forwards,” Weinberg said. “Our mission is to stop their defenders from getting out. And we’ve been doing a real good job of that as a team, collective defending. So I think that has been a huge difference from last year.” While pressure from the front led the defensive effort and created many chances to score, solid play from the back line gave Duke goalkeeper Tara Campbell a relatively easy sixth shutout of the season. “Libby Jandl and Natasha [Anasi] were fantastic in the center backs,” Church said. “They worked off of each other. They covered when one stepped

up…. I felt early in the match we did a fantastic job of pressing and giving them very little looks to serve balls.” The Blue Devils, however, came out of the half lacking the intensity displayed earlier. For the first 35 minutes of the second half, Miami gained some control of possession and mounted several attacks. Meanwhile, Duke’s play grew sloppy as the midfield gave up the ball often during the middle of the period. “There’s a big chem test tomorrow that a lot of them have I think,” Church said. “Once we got a lead, I think that came on some of their minds a little bit, but that’s a part of being here at Duke.” After putting in some reserves for a short stretch, Church brought his three starting forwards—Cobb, Weinberg and Pathman—back into the game in the 79th and 80th minutes. The three quickly heated up the stalled Blue Devil attack in an effort to put the game entirely out of reach. With seven minutes remaining, Cobb led the strikers, creating opportunity after opportunity for Duke to score through her tireless defending and clever footwork. In the 86th minute, the Blue Devils finally found the net as Cobb assisted Weinberg down the middle of the box. Weinberg’s third shot in just three minutes produced her fourth goal of the season. “They switched their formation to a more attacking formation,” Weinberg said. “So there was only three in the back, so naturally that gave the forwards more of a chance to attack. We had more space and I was able to get through.” After a lackluster showing for the majority of the second half, the Blue Devils persevered and found a way to reassert the control that has defined their fast start to the season. Duke’s offensive burst in the final minutes epitomized the team’s refusal to give any opponent breathing room.


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Students and admins should shape future We have spent much of the week, it gave students a chance semester castigating the Allen to participate in the cultural Building for administrative transformation that many high-handedness as it goes have felt marginalized in so about transforming Duke’s far. Students who want a voice campus culture. There is no in the future should take this doubt that adopportunity, ministrative small as it may editorial policies can be, seriously. throttle students’ ability to The House Model Comshape their collective future. mittee’s blog lays out the But students can also defeat house model’s trajectory for their own interest in repre- the coming year. It effectively sentation by failing to take aggregates previously hardseriously good faith efforts to-find information—like to engage the student voice. how house selection will work There is ample room for the and how houses will break administration to do better, down by class. Promisingly, but there is room for us to do a feedback section promises better, too. to connect the voice of the When Housing, Dining everyday Duke student with and Residence Life rolled out the House Model Committhe house model blog—a be- tee. Even if the site stops at lated but earnest attempt to adumbration, it sketches well engage students—earlier this the general processes and

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goals of the house model. No doubt, these attempts to inform the student body at large about the transition have come late. While the administration’s letters in The Chronicle and open forums have been informative, they have usually arrived after the fact, after most major decisions have been made. In fact, last Monday was the first time that the administration sent an email to the Duke student body formally announcing the transition to the house model, though administrators did submit letters published in The Chronicle several times last year. And, when details have trickled down, they have chiefly reached selective living groups, leaving the independent students out in

the cold. Had the blog been posted earlier, independents could have had a convenient venue for voicing their concerns to the House Model Committee. We don’t pretend that a blog will revolutionize the student-administration relationship. But we cannot let this and other administrative efforts to reach out fall on deaf ears. If we want to be engaged on a large scale, we must treat small-scale efforts with respect. The onus is on us to attend the forums and to own the upcoming transition process—how else could the administration appreciate our demands and grievances? Last Tuesday’s Duke Student Government forum on the house model saw only 40 students attend, as have

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t was my first semester at Duke, and needless make bonds with their peers that will continue for to say, I was excited. When I first saw the gigan- the rest of their time at Duke, yet they form these tic, non-descript monstrosity known as Edens relationships almost at the expense of social adQuad, instead of adopting the looks venturousness in their later years. of resignation from the other peoAlthough some may find the ple I saw moving in, I displayed one new house model to be almost a of exhilaration. I couldn’t wait to forced enrollment in a “house” begin my Duke experience. or pseudo-greek institution, to As a transfer student, I hadn’t me it seems like a vast improvehad the benefits of Blue Devil Days ment over the previous model. or freshman orientation to accliWest Campus shouldn’t be used mate me to the Duke environment. as a site to continue the connecmilap mehta Besides the fellow transfer and intions made on East Campus, but ternational students, I knew almost what i think, i think rather should be a place where no one. I didn’t even know anything new connections may be made, about my roommate except for his regardless of affiliation with the name. But this was OK, I thought. Duke is a com- greek system or SLGs. munity. It would be really easy to meet new people The new house model may also be beneficial and to find a good group of friends. After all, my in other ways. The current dilemmas with the fellow sophomores hadn’t already decided on Football Gameday (which replaced probably the their social circles, right? most inclusive event that Duke used to offer, TailAs I settled in to life on West Campus, I noticed gate) may to a certain extent be ameliorated if the obvious trends among the groups of people I these houses are allowed to participate. Instead saw hanging out together. There were clearly the of breeding a culture of exclusivity for members frat bros, the sorority girls in their neon shirts, of the greek system, who are the only ones that the SLGs and so on. Coming from a fraternity at can afford the expenses of such an event, difmy previous school, I was not keen on repeating ferent houses should also be able to partake in the “initiation process,” and I didn’t really want Gameday events—thus everyone can participate, to join an SLG, either. greek or non-greek. I wondered where all the independents Certain creativity can also be applied to were. Besides the obvious recluses and non- these houses to also help to differentiate besocial people, there had to be some outgoing, tween them. Right now, the only differences fun people who hadn’t joined a fraternity, so- between dorms on West Campus are what greek rority or SLG, right? institutions are housed within them, their locaWhere is the community, I wondered? It seemed tion, air-conditioning and so on. With the new to me like if you weren’t a part of the greek system model, students will be able to create new idenor an SLG, your social life was severely restricted. tities for their respective houses, and can bring Everyone who didn’t join one of these groups students who are attracted to a particular idenpretty much stayed with the people they met their tity together without having to rush, pledge or freshman year. Now that these students were on apply. Before rushing and pledging were used West Campus, an acute bout of social exclusivity to reinforce our predominant culture of excluhad sunk in—they were not interested on meeting sivity by “weeding out” those students that their many more new people. I was in a bind—I didn’t peers deem to be unworthy, now the new house want to join a fraternity or SLG, but also found it model will instead include everyone. That, my difficult to enter social circles that had solidified friends, is community. before my matriculation. I think most people will agree that the West My story has a happy ending. I was lucky Campus quad model is insufficient to create the enough to meet a great group of guys on my floor sense of community that exists on East. The new and eventually things worked out. But my expe- model will change the way Duke students live and riences during the beginning of my sophomore interact with one another and give them opporyear were a bit confusing and frustrating, to say tunity to meet even more people and have even the least. I am sure there are other transfer stu- more great experiences. I just wish I could be dents who share my sentiments. around to see the strong, vibrant place that West The isolation of freshmen on East Campus has Campus could become. the intended effect of creating a sense of community within the different dorms. In a way, it is Milap Mehta is a Trinity senior. His column runs almost too effective. The result is that freshmen every other Friday.


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n December of 1912, U.S. Rep. Seaborn Roddenberry said “Let us uproot and exterminate now this debasing, ultra-demoralizing, un-American and inhuman leprosy.” Alright, I will admit that I took some liberties in using william weir that quote. Congressman Roddenberry spoke these a modest proposal words before Congress about the need to outlaw interracial marriage, but I will borrow his sentiments for my own purposes. Divorce is tearing this country apart. Now, I must point out that as it stands, both divorce and remarriage are legal in all 50 states of this great nation. With simple legislative measures at the state and federal level, however, we can easily fix this problem and prevent the further demoralization of the sanctity that is our definition of marriage. The Bible clearly states that marriage unites a man and a woman as one soul until death divides them apart. Even so, we now view a marriage that lasts until death-doesthem-part as a rarity, an unprecedented feat, rather than the expectation of the contract each spouse made with God himself. This is not a ridiculous claim either. In the Catholic Church, you may only remarry in the eyes of the church if your spouse died—no divorces allowed. In the many sects of Christianity faith, divorce is considered a sin. Let us examine the numbers to see how detrimental this freedom of divorce has been for our traditional notion of marriage. In 2008, there was a 33 percent chance any given marriage would end in the first 10 years. How can the traditional notion of a man and woman united in marriage until their last breaths survive in a society where people are more loyal to their favorite sports team than their spouses? The Bible’s message cannot fit in a society where we view marrying another person as the equivalent of a contract with AT&T, that we can re-evaluate and back out from at every two-year interval. Therefore, I propose that the North Carolina State Legislature pass an amendment outlawing divorce, or at the very least remarriage. Then the definition of marriage that I am sure each one of those lawmakers holds so dear could never be insulted by the actions of others. Marriage would stay true to the Bible’s definition, from the Outer Banks to the Smoky Mountains, and everywhere in between. The true meaning of marriage can only be realized when it is entered into under the strictest expectations of unceasing duration. Of course, some will challenge this proposition, claiming that divorce is a necessary option for people to escape the evils of an abusive spouse or an unsafe life. My response is simple. First off, pick better spouses. Secondly, being a bad spouse is a choice, so with the proper consultation and prayer, you can certainly be freed from this evil. I am sure they will also argue that even though a person has had one failed marriage, they should not be deprived of the opportunity for a successful one. I say one failure is enough. Should we let Michael Vick buy another dog while we’re at it? Even more people will try to say that there is some sort of separation of church and state at play in this country. They will point out that even though divorce and remarriage are legal, and have been legal for hundreds of years in some states, this has never meant that any religion has been forced to perform second marriages. However, even with this past acceptance, how can we be assured that religious institutions will not be forced to someday support these divorces without legislation that specifically outlaws it? Other people will say that doing this would force people of all religious persuasions living in a secular nation to abide by the beliefs of a Christian majority. To these people I say that I am sure we can come up with some sort of official sounding title we can offer to people who could no longer get married. Maybe, we will call it “Legal Cohabitation,” or something. If we pass this legislation, the people of this great state can preserve the one true definition of marriage and never have to worry about its future degradation. This will preserve morality and civility. It will be a service to our society, our country and God. One only has to ask Congressman Roddenberry about the Supreme Court’s 1967 decision that ruled all anti-miscegenation laws unconstitutional to see how redefining the true values of marriage always devalues its meaning. William Weir is a Trinity senior. His column runs every other Friday.

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letterstotheeditor No justice in Georgia Two nights ago, I cried for a man that I did not know. Yesterday, I mourned for a man that I will never know. The legal lynching of Troy Anthony Davis on Sept. 21 marked for me the most poignant reflection of why the United States of America has no right to bask in the “pleasure” of being a first-world country. Barring the deeper, more complex legal aspects of the case that the public may not have known about, the story of Troy Anthony Davis transcended the need to understand the jargon of our legal system. His story bore for all to see the shameless inhumanity and injustice that has so deeply affected our values, our way of thinking, our way of life. All of us—not just the government—must implicate ourselves in the legal lynching of Troy Anthony Davis. We didn’t fight enough, didn’t become aware enough, didn’t tweet or make Facebook statuses until the very last hour. Until a man was hanging to life by a single thread, we too passively engaged in discussion about and challenged the deadly nature of institutionalized classism, racism and injustice. But, unlike Troy Anthony Davis, today we have a second chance. A second chance to scream his story from the rooftops so that one day our own fathers, brothers and uncles do not have to become the next Troy Anthony Davis. A second chance to challenge ourselves, actively and constantly, to defy the very ideals that we have silently stood for, that injected death into the veins of this man. We have to spread his story, vote in every election, insist on a change within our deathly flawed legal system and start protesting on behalf of the next Troy Anthony Davis today. Not tomorrow. If we do not heed this calling, we are at best a fourth-world country. Nana Asante, Trinity ’12 President, Black Student Alliance Reconsidering how we discuss gender violence Dear Monday Monday, I think the way you have chosen to use the Monday, Monday column as a forum to discuss feminist issues on campus is interesting. From one woman to another, I want to ask you to consider something as you go forward writing this column. Please be careful what you choose to write about this semester. Satire, as a form of comedy, can inadvertently trivialize enormously serious issues. For example, you casually pass over the topic of sexual assault, by asking your readership, “Who is responsible for all the rapes… on this campus?” For those who haven’t experienced rape personally, or discussed it with a friend who has, rape jokes (and satire as a form of comedy) can perpetuate a larger series of tropes, stereotypes and trivializations around sexual assault, victims and perpetrators. When we make a joke about something like this, we are perpetuating the notion that we don’t have to take the issue seriously, or that all perpetrators and victims can be categorized in the same way. But you, as a feminist woman, know that we do have a problem of sexual assault both on Duke’s campus and worldwide. It’s an enormously complex issue that can’t hold individuals of a single identity group responsible. By making jokes about topics like sexual assault, we’re simply ignoring the reality of this all, which is that sexual assault changes lives for its male and female victims drastically, irreversibly and in personal and extremely intimate ways. From what you have written about, I can tell that you are very aware of gender issues on campus, especially referencing the invisible backpack metaphor of oppression. I don’t want to ask you to stop writing satire; I think you can create a funny column that fosters healthy campus change, but just keep in mind this friendly reminder: Writing about these sensitive

issues in a column trivially could easily make them seem that much more trivial to others who read your work. It is important to keep in mind that this trivialization can inevitably be subliminally accepted by some of these readers, who, perhaps unlike you, might not be as aware of the truly devastating impact of sexual assault, relationship abuse and other acts of gender violence we see both on campus and universally. Megan Weinand, Trinity ’12 Administration’s “public” is a narrow one Duke University administrators’ characterization of the Center for LGBT Life and the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture as “private groups” undeserving of a place in the public space is a sad and regressive step for the University. These centers exist to bring marginalized groups on campus into the public sphere, by providing a visible and accessible space for social interaction and open discourse. For many students, these centers are a means of safe and comfortable access to the mainstream campus life that others are able to achieve so easily. By singling out LGBT and black organizations as those which are unsuitable for inclusion as “public” (and for the apparent additional consideration that deserves) groups, the current administration is redefining the Duke public itself as belonging to the majority—as a public that is certainly not queer and not black. Excluding the students who form these communities from the public only perpetuates and entrenches the disenfranchisement that the centers were created to oppose. Removing the Mary Lou Williams and LGBT centers from their current locations for such arbitrary and shameful reasoning is an insult to the entire Duke student body and to the respectable, unified campus culture that this administration so loudly seeks to create. Matti Darden, Trinity ’14 University policy on inventions and patents needs to be examined Right now there is no discernible difference between University ownership of Intellectual Property (I.P.) created by students and I.P. created by faculty. The current policy of the Office of Licensing Ventures (Policy on Inventions, Patents and Technology Transfer; Article V, Section C) states that I.P. created at Duke that utilizes “significant university funds or facilities shall be considered the property of the university,” regardless of student/faculty affiliation. This policy has several flaws but one especially sticks out—students who develop I.P. at Duke potentially lose their rights and are not compensated by the University, whereas faculty members are. When I was a senior mechanical engineering major, I teamed up with three other students and for our capstone we developed a new type of wind turbine, which we would like to patent and use to potentially form a start-up company. The policy outlined above serves as a significant deterrent for student inventors such as ourselves to continue forward with our aspirations. This policy is at odds with the culture of innovation that Duke strives to instill in its students. Stanford, Harvard, MIT and a host of similar peer institutions have separate policies for student and faculty inventions, and it is time for Duke to join in this group of universities. The I.P. policy needs to be rewritten to allow students that use University resources to maintain ownership of what they create. Alternately, the University should compensate students for their I.P.—just as it does for faculty. Jordan Charles, Pratt ’09

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www.Homecoming.DukeAlumni.com Friday, September 23 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Becoming: Photographs from the Wedge Collection This exhibition brings together approximately 110 works by more than 60 artists from Canada, the United States, Africa and throughout the African Diaspora to explore how new configurations of identity have been shaped by the photographic portrait within the last century. Nasher Museum 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Special Walking Tour of West Campus 1 Tour meets at the Homecoming check-in area in Schaefer Mall, upper level, Bryan Center 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Duke Farmers Market- Harvest Festival Research Drive along sidewalk at Bryan Research Building Noon – 8:00 p.m.

HOMECOMING HUB: Alumni Check in for Homecoming! Check-in: Schaefer Mall, upper level, Bryan Center Affinity Gathering Areas and Hospitality: Bryan Center Plaza Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Biochemistry Seminar Series Bryan Research 103 Dr. William Jorgensen, Yale University. Seminar Title: Efficient Drug Discovery Guided by Biomolecular Modeling. Hosted by Dr. Lorena Beese.

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

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10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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Special Walking Tour of West Campus 2

Shabbat with Jewish Life at Duke- Reform & Conservative Services

HOMECOMING HUB: Check in for Homecoming!

Team Walk through Blue Devil Alley

Check-in: Schaefer Mall, upper level, Bryan Center. Affinity Gathering Areas and Hospitality: Bryan Center Plaza

1:30 p.m.

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

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Tour meets at the Homecoming check-in area in Schaefer Mall, upper level, Bryan Center 4:00 p.m.

Memorial Service Event for Roger Dubay (1960-2011), former Manager of the Sanford Deli. 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Gray 229 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Alumni Admissions Information Session Von Canon Hall, lower level, Bryan Center.

Nature Storytime 6:30 – 11:30 p.m.

Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity Multi-class Reunion

Sarah P. Duke Gardens For children ages 5-8, adult chaperone required. 10:30 a.m. – Noon

The Center for LGBT Life, 2 West Union Building

Duke Faculty Club Reunite with friends over great food and beverages at this special gathering!

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Jewish Life at Duke Open House

Duke Men’s Soccer vs. Wake Forest

Freeman Center for Jewish Life at Duke, 1415 Faber Street (located at the corner of Campus Drive and Swift Avenue)

Koskinen Stadium

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

North Carolina Pride Parade

Fab Friday

Duke Volleyball vs. Georgia Tech

Alumni Leadership Weekend’s Experiences in Innovation Tracks (Details available at check in tables at the Bryan Center).

East Campus

Cameron Indoor Stadium

11:00 a.m.

Homecoming KickOff Pep-Rally

7:15 – 8:15 p.m.

Homecoming Hub on the Plaza (outside Bryan Center)

Freeman Center for Jewish Life at Duke, 1415 Faber Street (located at the corner of Campus Drive and Swift Avenue) Please RSVP for dinner ($18/ per person) at jewishlife@duke. edu or call 919-684-1949

Fuqua Masters of Management Studies Open House

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5:45 – 6:30 p.m.

Pizza provided by Duke Athletics and Domino’s Point Break performs

Shabbat Dinner

9:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

President Brodhead’s Homecoming Dance

Nasher Guided Tour Nasher Museum 3:30 p.m.

Duke Football vs. Tulane Wallace Wade Stadium 8:00 p.m.

12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

White Lecture Hall, East Campus Out of the Blue, Duke’s first female a cappella group, will perform songs from across the years. Cost of $5 per person.

Alumni Leadership Recognition Lunch

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Homecoming Hub on the Bryan Center Plaza

Alumni Leadership Weekend Breakfast and Keynote Presentation

Duke Athletics pregame activities 1 p.m.

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Blue Devil Alley Opens

9:00 a.m. – Noon

(Inflatable Games, Face Painting, Live Music.)

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2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Out of the Blue 30th Reunion Concert

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After several years of decline, job prospects for Duke’s graduating seniors are returning to pre-recession levels. According to the Career Center’s Senior Exit Survey, 38 percent of the Class of 2011 had accepted jobs by April—this is a 7 percent increase from last year and is a near return to Spring 2008—just before the econmic downturn when 39 percent of seniors reported that they had taken offers. Additionally, the percentage of students still seeking jobs fell from 19 percent in 2010 to 15 percent this year. Students, however, still need to adjust their job searches in order to work with a still recovering market, said William WrightSwadel, Fannie Mitchell executive director of career services at Duke. “I would suggest to students that when a market is tough... students need to really broaden the way they’re looking and consider the kinds of options they have for searching,� Wright-Swadel added. The percentage of students who reported that they were pursuing further education dipped from 31 to 24 percent this year, though Wright-Swadel noted that this shift may have been due to a change in the survey’s wording. Previous surveys asked about students’ anticipated post-graduation plans, but the survey administered in April asked about students’ immediate post-graduation plans. “When you change the wording of a question, you often change the way that people answer it,� Wright-Swadel said. “We’ll have to wait a year to see trend data.� The response rate for this year’s survey was 81 percent—a 3 percent decrease from

to graduation. “Some have not received their [offers] by the survey,� Wright-Swadel said. “Not everyone has made a complete commitment—they’re still in the decision making loop.� One graduate who found employment soon after the survey was Chris Perry, Pratt ’11, who said he attributes his success to luck. “I didn’t do myself many favors by waiting until after graduation to start applying to things, but I was more focused on actually graduating during the semester,� Perry said. “I actually only applied to maybe five jobs before I got the one that I have now.� Amanda Robison, Pratt ’11, found a job in technology services before graduation. Robison said she suggests students expand their search beyond eRecruiting—an online career and internship database. “A lot of people seem to limit themselves to eRecruiting—it’s not worth it,� she said. “One of the biggest problems is that everyone applying is from Duke. When you aren’t competing against other Duke students, the name really means something.� Wright-Swadel noted a 3 percent increase in students who reported that they were unsure of their post-graduation plans, up from 9 percent in 2010 to 12 percent this year. He encouraged undecided students to confront their potential post-graduation options before they leave Duke. “Frankly [the Career Center is] very interested in working with students who are undecided,� he said. “Students have a lot of advice available on campus. What’s critical is that one takes steps to become undecided, and while you’re here is a better time to do that than after graduation.�


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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 cofounder and managing director of The Carlyle Group, is making the renovations possible with a $13.6 million gift. 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. Rubenstein 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 doing 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.”

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The final stage of renovations to Perkins Library is scheduled to begin in 2013. nar 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 Rubenstein Library is slated to open in early 2015, though the timeline is

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lion, Jakubs added. 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, closed-stack 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, 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. SEE GIFT ON PAGE 7


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West Union centers likely to move by Anna Koelsch THE CHRONICLE

Although the renovations to West Union are still a work in progress, one detail is near certain—the Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Life and the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture will be moving out permanently. Plans for the renovated West Union Building do not include space for private groups, Vice President for Student Affairs Larry Moneta said. “It’s pretty likely that West Union will emerge as a public space... fully used for public use,” Moneta said. “Ultimately we’ll have to seek new homes for the Mary Lou [Williams Center] and the LGBT center.” The Board of Trustees will vote on plans for the West Union Building renovations at its meeting Friday, Moneta said, adding that the renovations will most likely begin Summer 2013. The timeline and future location of the centers’ move is not yet determined. “There’s a lot of questions unanswered,” said senior Nana Asante, president of Black Student Alliance—a group that meets regularly in the Mary Lou Williams Center. “The uncertainty is most troubling.... A lot of actions have been taken that have not been explained to us.” Moneta said he will be meeting with students frequently to discuss the future of the LGBT center and the Mary Lou Williams after the Board votes. “We have not talked to students in any formal way,” he said. “We’ve had

very modest, preliminary conversations.” When Moneta came to Duke 10 years ago, the LGBT center was housed inside of the Flowers Building and the Mary Lou Williams Center was in the LGBT center’s current location. “We have a track record that when there is a relocation, it gets better,” Moneta said. “My commitment is that wherever the centers end up, it will not be a step backwards.” President of Blue Devils United Ari Bar-Mashiah, a senior, said he was informed of the LGBT center’s eventual move as an employee of the center— not as BDU president. Sophomore Jacob Tobia, DSG director of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer policy and affairs, was notified about the center’s move in a meeting with Moneta Sept. 9. “After the Board approves the West Union plan... that’s when the administration will reach out to the black and queer community with options as to where they will move,” Tobia said. “Only a few students have been included in this process up until now.” BSA Executive Vice President Marcus Benning, a sophomore, said he has met with Steve Nowicki, dean and vice provost for undergraduate education, to discuss the proposed move for the Mary Lou Williams Center. Nowicki has encouraged students to voice their opinions about the location changes. “Nowicki said that he charges [students affected by the location changes] to hold his feet to the fire concerning

the administration gauging student input about where the Mary Lou will be,” Benning said. “Students feel as if since these are our student cultural centers, we should be the ones deciding where they should be. It should not be in the hands of a few administrators.” Bar-Mashiah said he is hopeful that the LGBT Center will be moved to a location that is also on West Campus, adding that the center’s current location is great for any student who wants to drop in to talk or look for a place to study. “We don’t want to lose the community we have because of the space,” BarMashiah said. “We don’t want to feel as if we are tucked away for people who may need the center’s resources.”

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GIFT from page 5 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 more students interested.” 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 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.”

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The opening of Duke Kunshan University has been delayed by a semester. Duke’s campus in China will now open to students Spring 2013, Provost Peter Lange said at a meeting of the Academic Council Thursday. The delay is due to weather-related construction challenges. DKU had previously been scheduled to open in Fall 2012. “[DKU will open] in time for us to start with very small amounts of programs in 2013 and more fully in the summer and the Fall of 2013,” Lange said. Financial projections for the project have changed very little despite construction delays, Lange added. DKU will cost the University approximately $42.5 million during its first six years. University infrastructure funds will cover new construction oversight costs, which will be minimal, Lange said, noting that the University does not have an estimate of these additional costs. DKU also received a $1 million gift from an anonymous donor this summer, bringing total donations to $6 million. Administrators expect to exceed the project’s $10 million philanthropic goal. Additionally, the University is still waiting for the Chinese government to officially approve the project— a process that is preventing Duke from recruiting students for DKU academic programs, Lange said. The University’s proposal for DKU was submitted to the Jiangsu Province Education Bureau and the Chinese Ministry of Education in June. The proposal must get the Education Bureau and the MOE’s approval before the campus can open. Duke has already received a positive review from the Education Bureau, Lange said, adding that he expects the MOE will allow DKU to begin recruitment before the proposal is passed. The development of DKU’s academic programs is also taking longer than expected. Duke faculty and administrators are still designing various initiatives, Lange said, noting a potential undergraduate program through the Duke Global Health Institute. The first degree program to be implemented at DKU will be a Master’s of Management Studies in Finance through the Fuqua School of Business, pending Fuqua faculty approval. Fuqua faculty members were supposed to vote on this program in June, but the vote has been postponed to October. ‘Late in the game’ Faculty members are not prepared to proceed with upcoming DKU proposals because they feel they have had limited involvement in DKU’s development since its Fall 2009 approval, said Academic Council Chair Susan

Lozier, a professor of physical oceanography. “Many faculty believe they have been brought in late in the game,” Lozier said before Lange’s presentation. “And yet there’s a campus rising in Kunshan, ready to open [next] year.... It’s like a rocket is being assembled before we know if there is rocket fuel available.” She noted, though, that faculty members have a responsibility to be involved from this point forward even if they were left out of DKU discussions in its early stages. In response, President Richard Brodhead said it is natural for faculty members to have concerns but added that it is time for faculty to get involved as this is the year in which DKU will make the most progress. “It was really through no intention to deceive,” Brodhead said. “Until we had laid the foundation, we could not talk about the specifics [openly].” New leadership Despite delays, Lange noted that DKU has seen significant progress, particularly in faculty and administrative leadership. A new China Faculty Council is expected to meet for the first time later this month. The Council’s charge is to oversee and advise Duke leaders about all Chinese ventures—not just DKU, but initiatives such the Global Leader Scholarship and study abroad programs. Paul Haagen, professor of law and senior associate dean for academic affairs at the School of Law, serves as chair of the council, leading volunteer faculty members from across the University. Nora Bynum—who previously served as director of global strategy in the Office of Global Strategy and Programs— is now the associate vice provost and managing director for DKU and other initiatives in China. Mingzheng Shi, who currently serves as the director of New York University-Shanghai, will become the executive director of the DKU initiative in China this Spring. “These [new administrators] will relieve us from having to do so much work in Durham and relieve us of some of the opportunity cost,” Lange said. Brodhead announced that William Kirby, T. M. Chang professor of China studies at Harvard University, has become Duke’s senior adviser on China. Kirby is currently writing a book on Chinese higher education and has been interested in DKU since it was introduced. “[Kirby] is almost universally recognized as one of the best U.S. specialists on China,” Brodhead said. “He has immense connections in China. Everywhere I go [in China], everyone knows him.” Lange also noted two key administrative changes that took place earlier this year. In June, Dr. Michael Merson became the vice provost for the Office of Global Strat-

egy and Programs, in addition to his role as the director of the DGHI. Blair Sheppard resigned from his post as Fuqua dean this summer to refocus his efforts on fundraising and development for DKU. In other business: Fuqua Dean William Boulding proposed another MMS-Finance program—this one to be conducted in the United Arab Emirates. The program, which would mainly cater to students in the UAE and the surrounding area, was designed to bridge a gap between Islamic and Western finance, Boulding said. “We think we can create value within the region by bringing a degree to the region which is of Duke quality,” Boulding said. “We aren’t just doing this for altruism. We think there is real value we can generate for the business school.” He added that an unnamed person has agreed to cover any unanticipated financial losses to Fuqua. “What makes this attractive is the financial risk is taken out of the picture,” he said. The program will be conducted by Fuqua faculty members already in Dubai with no new hires in the near future, he added. Several faculty members raised questions about social differences between the U.S. and the UAE—such as gender roles—that could potentially affect the program. Boulding said, however, that Fuqua administrators chose the city of Dubai because it is more Western than other parts of the Middle East. The council is expected to vote on the proposal for the UAE program at its October meeting.

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Football Gameday drew a range of opinions from students who commented on a variety of concerns such as the lack of Tailgate’s sense of community. by Anna Koelsch THE CHRONICLE

Like Duke football’s final attempt at a game winner Saturday, some said Football Gameday just came up short. Football Gameday, the University’s replacement for Tailgate—canceled last November—attempted to substitute beer showers and neon costumes with barbecues and seersucker in a campus-wide, organized celebration of Duke’s game against Richmond. Prior to the football game, 18 registered student groups hosted barbecues throughout various areas of West Campus. Roughly nine of the groups’ events hosted about 75 people, though the rest of the groups’ events were very small, Dean of Students Sue Wasiolek said. The lack of Tailgate’s signature sense of community was the main complaint coming from students, said junior Chris Brown, Duke Student Government external chief of staff. “When you spread everyone out and decentralize everything, it’s very difficult to foster community,� Brown said. “The model we had in place on Saturday is not the one we are happy with because community was lacking.� DSG President Pete Schork, a senior, said he saw a range of student opinion regarding attending the football game, from increased enthusiasm to rebellion— students who did not attend the game

simply because of their dislike of Football Gameday. “It was an outstanding first effort,� Vice President for Student Affairs Larry Moneta said. Administrators were also pleased with attendance at Saturday’s football game, though they acknowledged that attendance is usually heightened for the first game of the season. Student leaders will be meeting with the administration this week to discuss potential changes and improvements for the next Football Gameday this Saturday when Duke football plays Stanford. Schork said he and Brown will be pushing to feature more barbecues on Main West Quadrangle, as well as exploring venues to allow unaffiliated students to host barbecues or events. The main goal going forward will be to open Football Gameday to anyone who wants to have a pregame gathering as opposed to the more structured group gatherings that took place Saturday. “[Football Gameday] went well to the extent that it showed a strong message to the administration that students are willing to embrace a festive, pre-football game celebration,� Schork said. “Now it is a matter of adopting that in a way that is more communal in nature.� A more communal event may also increase student participation in Football Gameday, Schork added.

“At the old event, you used to see over a thousand come,� he said. “Collectively, I would put the number [of students at the first Football Gameday] to be below 1,000.� Wasiolek said she was not aware of any major rule violations or calls to Duke Emergency Medical Services during Football Gameday. She added that some groups attempted to continue their barbecues beyond 6 p.m.—the deadline for the conclusion of groups’ respective events—and had to be told to stop their

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Keohane 4E nears winter completion activity on West Campus. The inclusion of a UniverAs the house model takes a more tangible shape, so does sity space within K4 is one of the model’s physical counterpart—Keohane 4E. the most significant contribuKeohane Quadrangle 4E construction will be completed tions to this goal. Dec. 15, said Dominic Wood, an assistant superintendant A separate, student space for SKANSKA—the construction company managing the is located on the lower part project. of K4 facing McClendon. “We’re going to get it done,” Wood said. “Duke has to The large, stained-concrete have it ready by then, so they can furnish the rooms and floored space features ceilingbring in housekeeping.” to-floor, garage-style windows. When K4 opens for residents January 2012, it will exclu- These windows will be able to sively house juniors returning from studying abroad, said open, creating an outdoor Joe Gonzalez, associate dean for residence life, adding that atmosphere and spanning a this might mean fewer returning juniors will be released significant amount of space, from their housing contracts this year. and able to seat 125 people “It’s certainly a possibility, though it depends on how for a classroom-style event, many beds available we have on the rest of campus,” he Gonzalez said. said. “It is a logical conclusion that fewer would be released The space will be available though, given that we are adding 150 beds to campus.” for University and student Starting Fall 2012, K4 will house independent students as groups to reserve the rooms part of the house model. for various events and other The project is costing the University between $20 million uses, though it will more inand $22 million, Gonzalez said. The majority of the funding formally cater to students is provided by Housing, Dining and Residence Life, though looking to study, socialize or the remainder comes from other University funds. watch the large, flat-screen The residence hall introduces a new style of student liv- television that will be installed DAVID CHOU/THE CHRONICLE ing, offering townhouse suite-style accommodations and on the venue’s back wall, he more single rooms compared with other structures on cam- said. The administration will Keohane 4E construction is scheduled to be completed by Dec. 15, in preparation to allow juniors returning pus. This architectural decision was made to encourage up- also discuss the possibility of from study abroad to live there in the Spring. perclassmen to stay on campus as part of the class progres- having a vendor inside or on sion principle of the house model, Gonzalez said Monday, the spacious outdoor patio, area connected to three single rooms via a private staircase. during a tour of K4. furnished with gliders and other seating. The fifth floor is only accessible through the individual suite “I had an opportunity to be a part of this project in the The grand patio area is one of two exterior projects as- staircases. very beginning, before there was even a single drawing,” said sociated with K4 construction. An outdoor Edens stairwell Four singles will share a lounge area in House One, which Dean of Students Sue Wasiolek, who was on the tour. “To see is also being constructed as part of the McClendon Tower will only offer three suites restricted to the second floor. it now is just really exciting—it’s a fabulous residence hall.” Project, which provides new furniture and other improve“The building is first-class and fits into what we would Upon seeing K4, one of the most striking differences is ments to McClendon’s first and third floors. hope the Duke experience can be for undergraduate stunot only the shift in living-structure but the increase in open The Edens stairwell and the K4 patio will both be com- dents,” Wasiolek said. “The building emphasizes commuspace. pleted in January, Wood said. nity, while it also supports individual comfort and privacy.” The average size of a double room in the hall is 225 K4, which was built with the house model in mind, will Ideally, juniors and seniors would opt for single rooms square feet, Wood wrote in an email Monday. The average encompass two unaffiliated houses starting Fall 2012. House and suite-style living, Gonzalez said, adding that the sophosingle room measures at 125 square feet. One will have 60 students and is comprised of the first and mores would live in the double rooms offered within each “I was really taken by the size of the rooms, the size of second floors, and the larger House Two will accommodate house. the windows and the view from every angle,” Wasiolek said. 90 students, spanning the third, fourth and fifth floors. Double rooms make up the majority of the rooms in K4, “Every room has a view.” And with suite-style living, students—especially upper- spanning the first through fourth floors. No closets will be The new residence hall is doing more than providing ad- classmen—can enjoy their own space and privacy, Gonzalez in the rooms—only wardrobes as seen in some other residitional beds, as it furthers the McClendon Tower, Keohane added. dence halls such as Bell Tower on East Campus. and Edens quadrangles area as hubs for campus activity, WaUp to four students can live in a suite, which architecAnd despite the architecture’s commitment to privacy, siolek said. turally mimics the concept of an independent section, with bathrooms will be shared among halls. “That area will be critical during the renovation period three single rooms and an accompanying private lounge “We feel that bathrooms are important in contributing of West Union, as well as after,” she said, adding that she area, he said. The seven suites in House Two span the to community,” Gonzalez said, noting that administrators believes the K4 area will become the new center of student fourth and fifth floors, featuring a single room and living realize private bathrooms are a trend in other schools’ residential models. Halls will also remain co-ed, though the question of whether males and females can live in the same suite—a possible extension of gender-neutral housing policies—is still under discussion, Gonzalez said. The houses also have their own distinct entrances, a feature necessary for a house’s identity, Gonzalez said. House Two’s entrance connects via bridge to McClendon Tower, and House One can be accessed from ground level. The houses’ common areas will open up to grassy, courtyard-like areas with a small brick patio space. Other respective amenities include a large lounge, kitchen and various study spaces, with laundry areas in the basement. The common areas connect to the houses’ upper floors by a grand staircase. There will be no faculty-in-residence in K4, Gonzalez noted, adding that there will be one graduate resident living in an apartment on the first floor. 4-diamond dining, bountiful breakfast buffet lively atmosphere light fare & beverages The first of what’s to come golf-view terrace, saturday monday–saturday 7-10:30 am delicious menu overlooking the course The broader consequence of K4’s completion is its role & sunday brunch sunday 7-10:00 am all your favorite beverages golfers & non-golfers welcome as a model for future construction projects and changes to the University’s residential model, Gonzalez said. “It shows what we anticipate housing will look like in the future—that it’s being designed for the house model and what it should look like,” he said. 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