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31 DUKE FIU 27 THE GREAT ESCAPE by Jacob Levitt

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For years, the Blue Devils had an ugly reputation of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. They were infamous for late-game collapses and losses in which they outplayed their opponent at every moment—except those that mattered. Duke did the opposite Saturday at FIU Stadium in Miami, coming back from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter to win a nail-biter over Florida International, 31-27. “A couple of years ago when we get down ten to a real good team in the fourth quarter, we may get beat by 20,” head coach David Cutcliffe said. “That’s a good sign and a good change.” FIU (3-2) racked up 568 total yards on offense—186 more than the Blue Devils—and held a six-minute advantage in time of possession. But despite being statistically dominated, the Blue Devils (3-2) made winning plays when they mattered most, scoring 14 unanswered points to end the game. While Duke did not gain as many total yards as the Golden Panthers, it did find plenty of success through the air. Quarterback Sean Renfree threw for 335 yards and two touchdowns




The Bryan Center was closed for several hours Saturday, while police officials investigated a bomb threat. At approximately 9:30 a.m., two anonymous calls were made to McDonald’s and the Gothic Bookshop, claiming that there was a bomb somewhere in the Bryan Center, said Kyle Cavanaugh, vice president for administration and emergency response coordinator. The calls were immediately reported to the Duke University Police Department. After a thorough search, police officials confirmed that the building was safe. “Everyone responded really well and behaved very professionally,” Cavanaugh said. “Everyone believed this was a prank or a hoax, but we have to take each one of these seriously.” Soon after DUPD learned of the threat, officers dispatched to the Bryan Center to evacuate the building and secure its perimeters. Cavanaugh noted that about 100 students, employees and visitors were evacuated in approximately 15 minutes. The Bryan Center was reopened at approximately 1:20 p.m. Cavanaugh said DUPD collaborated with the Durham Police Department and the Raleigh Police Department for the search. Raleigh Police used a bomb-sniffing dog. DUPD is conducting an ongoing investigation to trace the origins of the anonymous

Duke running back Desmond Scott breaks a tackle midway through the Blue Devils’ comeback win over FIU. SEE BOMB THREAT ON PAGE 8

University erases deficit, endowment sees growth

C-2 bus catches on fire Friday by Anna Koelsch

by Taylor Doherty THE CHRONICLE

The University’s 2010-2011 financial statements show significant endowment growth and the elimination of the budget deficit Duke faced during the financial crisis. The University’s endowment grew 24.5 percent to $5.7 billion during the fiscal year, which ended June 30. The gains exceeded returns of a number of other top universities including Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Yale University, which reported increases of 21.4, 17.9 and 21.9 percent, respectively. The returns bring Duke closer to the $6.1 billion mark reported in 2008 before the financial downturn led to significant losses. The University’s other main financial achievement of the year was closing the gap

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between its revenues and expenditures, Vice President for Finance Tim Walsh said. The administration’s effort to cut $100 million in costs is now largely complete. The Duke Administrative Reform Team, which originally aimed to eliminate the deficit in three years, has shifted its focus from actively cutting costs to monitoring the University’s expenditures, he added. The elimination of the $100 million deficit, combined with significant one-time events resulting in revenue, allowed Duke to bring in $53.8 million more than it spent last year. “Those are the best operating results we’ve had since 2006, which really reflects the successful rebalancing of our operating budget since the financial downturn,” Walsh said. “It has SEE BUDGET ON PAGE 4


24.5 percent Growth of the endowment during fiscal year 2010-2011

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Friday’s burning C-2 was not the first Duke bus to unexpectedly combust. A smoking C-2 bus parked at the West Campus bus stop near Few Quadrangle at approximately 3:30 p.m. Friday, said John Dailey, chief of the Duke University Police Department. Six people were riding the bus when it caught fire, Dailey said, though no one was injured. This is the third University bus to catch fire in six years. “We’re always worried about something happening to a bus, whether it’s a fire or something mechanical or something worse,” said Sam Veraldi, director of Parking and Transportation Services. “We’re going to continue on the normal path of inspection process.” The fire started because a piece of rubber had worn down in the bus motor, said Kyle Cavanaugh, vice


“There are many gimmicks in the K-12 educational system and [the single-gender concept] may be one of them.” —Professor Jacob Vigdor on education. See story page 3


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Christie still undecided as GOP primaries approach

WASHINGTON, D.C. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie needs to decide soon whether to seek the Republican nomination for the U.S. presidency in 2012, Republicans said on the Sunday television talk shows. Christie, who has gained national attention for cutting government spending and challenging the benefits of public workers in his state, may make a decision within days on whether to run, a Republican donor who asked not to be identified said last week. Virginia Gov.Robert McDonnell, the chairman of the Republican Governors Association, praised Christie and said he would be surprised if Christie decides to run. “He’s an extraordinary communicator, he’s a great governor,” McDonnell said in an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday. “I just think whoever’s going to get in needs to do it immediately We have got 90 days until the caucuses start in Iowa. “


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JERUSALEM — Israel agreed Sunday to a proposal by international mediators to resume peace negotiations after the initiative was positively received by the Palestinians, but there were no signs that a dispute over Israeli settlement building that has blocked talks was any closer to being resolved.

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Wake County BOE approves Glover posts bail, two new single-gender academies awaits court date by Kelly Scurry THE CHRONICLE

Students in Wake County now have the option of pursuing a single-sex education. As part of a $130.3 million spending plan, the Wake County Board of Education voted Sept. 20 to open two new single-gender “leadership academies” to improve education by specialization. The new boys’ leadership academy will open at the current site of Longview School in Raleigh, N.C. while the girls’ leadership academy will occupy the Pilot Mill site near Peace College, also in Raleigh. Ann Dishong, senior administrator for the Wake County Public School System, said the leadership academies will follow the college preparatory model, as high school students will take college courses to better prepare them for higher education. “This affords students the opportunity to meet high school graduation requirements while earning college credits, too,” Dishong said. The decision to pursue single-gender schools was sparked by an interest from WCPSS Superintendent Tony Tata and other members of the school board. The new program will be modeled off of a system implemented in Guilford County where high school students in Greensboro, N.C. educated under the single-gender system saw a 100 percent graduation rate. Despite the Wake County Board of Education’s push toward the new teaching plan, it is unclear whether or not there are true advantages to separating sexes in the classroom, said Jacob Vigdor, professor of public policy and economics, who specializes in education policy. “There are many gimmicks in the K-12 educational system and [the single-gender concept] may be one of them,” Vigdor said. He added that some low-quality studies have been done on the issue, but the results from those studies have been inconclusive. There is evidence, however, that

students perform better in a K-8 facility rather than in separate elementary and middle schools. The transition from elementary school learning with individualized attention to a middle school setting with multiple teachers and classes can be difficult for children, Vigdor said. “The issue is that there are high-risk students who, while unsupervised, become exposed to things, such as smoking or drug use, from older students that can cause problems,” Vigdor said. The proposed curriculum may deviate from traditional learning paths. Educational components are intended to increase the managerial skills in students and prepare them for leadership roles at a civic, national or global level, Dishong added. “An interdisciplinary arts course will focus on public speaking and 21st century skills,” she said. “The [career and technical education] courses will foster entrepreneur aptitude.” The spending plan, approved in a 5-3 vote, includes building a high school near Apex, N.C. and an elementary school near Wake Forest, N.C. and converting a Raleigh elementary school into a K-8 institution. The board also approved changes to alleviate overcrowding at Cary High School. Some board members had raised concerns about the fact that the board voted to fund the leadership academies before approving and finalizing the singlegender concept in its entirety. After an attempt to separate the votes for approval of the academies and funding the academies had failed, the school board decided to implement the single-gender schools and provide funding in the same vote. Despite the opposition of the voting process for the project, Tata said he wanted to keep the funding bundled together, according to WRAL Sept. 20. Although no dates have been confirmed, the schools may open in 2012, board members noted.



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Former Duke student Tyree Glover was released Saturday after posting bail. Glover, a former reserve linebacker on the Duke football team, left Durham County Jail at 10 p.m. Oct. Tyree Glover 1 after posting bail of $25,000, said Officer L. Holley of the Durham County Sheriff’s Office. There were no stipulations with his release, such as a requirement to wear a tracking bracelet or a revocation of Glover’s driver’s license. A new court date has not yet been scheduled for Glover. Glover, then a sophomore, had been held as an inmate since April 21 following his arrest on drug charges. His bond was originally set at $500,000. Holley said she did not know the person who posted Glover’s bail and declined to provide Glover’s release order, citing official policy. Officers of the Durham Police Department arrested Glover April 19 in the 400 block of Gregson Street near Brightleaf Square with 29.6 grams of powder cocaine, DPD Public Information Officer

Kammie Michael said in April. After obtaining a search warrant for his dorm room, Durham police officers found 72.4 grams of marijuana. Glover was then dismissed from the football team April 20, “for conduct unbecoming of a member of the program,” said head coach David Cutcliffe in an April release. Glover was charged with trafficking cocaine; possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance; and possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule VI substance. The cocaine trafficking charges were dropped in Durham County District Court July 21, Holley said. She added that she could not provide more details on Glover’s court appearances and reasons for the reductions in bail since April. Glover was also charged with maintaining a vehicle for sale of a controlled substance, which is a felony. Glover has played in a reserve role as a linebacker for the past two football seasons, appearing in 23 games, including 11 games last season. He recorded 12 tackles last year and played primarily on special teams. In 2010, he started SEE GLOVER ON PAGE 8

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occupydurhamsoundoff Calling themselves representative of the 99 percent of Americans who are threatened by the nation’s wealthiest citizens, a group of protesters gathered on the CCB Plaza in downtown Durham Sunday afternoon to promote their message. Mirroring the Occupy Wall Street rallies in New York City, Occupy Durham took place with the goal of opposing the American financial system and its effect on American politics. The Chronicle’s Joel Luther spoke with protesters about the event, their motivations for attending and their views on the current political and economic climate. “Americans have the right to wake up and hear the truth, and not enough people exercise that right. We’re not all fighting for the same exact goals, but we’re all unified.” —Melissa Loy, unemployed and currently trying to get into graduate school “It’s really important that this is an organic movement. It’s possibly the only mainstream, grassroots Democratic movement. The media is not covering it, but I think it’s very important. It’s great to see Duke students here, but there should be hundreds if not thousands more of them.” —Gareth Price, visiting assistant professor in Slavic and Eurasian studies at Duke

“Personally, I came because I’m an international student, and I felt proud of what Americans were doing on Wall Street—in regards to the march—the protest and people standing up for what they believe in. I came here with my own criticisms of America’s government.” —Anastasia Karlkina, a Duke sophomore from Latvia “This is an expression of dissatisfaction from the other political side with a little more sensitivity. I think the teabaggers are a reaction—this is a recognition. Average people are being stimulated to speak out when they haven’t been before.” —Amanda Ashley, an unemployed graphic designer “The next step is to not do it from the top down, but to do it from the bottom up. It can’t come from Washington, it’s got to come from North Carolina. We need to send a resounding message.” —Fred Foster, president of the Durham branch of the NAACP “We have a lot of lunatics on the right running loose, carrying out the aims of the corporate elite. It’d be good to see a change of things in terms of outlook.” —Rodney Derrick, retiree

BUDGET from page 1 been a three-year process of correcting the budget, and it’s essentially done.” Endowment returns contribute a significant part of the revenues required for the University’s annual budget. Each year, Duke spends 5.5 percent of the average value of its endowment from the three previous calendar years, a rate that is set by the Board of Trustees. A balanced budget Duke’s surplus of $53.8 million can in part be attributed to a major, one-time financial event. In January, the School of Medicine monetized the patent for a drug developed at Duke called Myozyme, a treatment for a disorder called Pompe disease, which causes muscle damage. The income of $90 million brought the University’s sources of “other income” to $192 million—an 86 percent increase from the previous year, according to the University’s financial statements. Other income, which accounts for 8 percent of Duke’s $2.3 billion budget, consists of revenue not accounted for by net tuition and fees, government and private grants and contracts, philanthropic contributions, investment returns and auxiliary enterprises. “That [one-time event] obviously skews your results, but we have one-time events happen all the time, they are just different year to year,” Walsh said. Walsh said although the $100

million deficit has essentially been eliminated, officials must remain vigilant about costs moving forward. The main financial concern for Duke now is the possibility of cuts to federal research funding, especially from the National Institutes of Health, Walsh said. The NIH accounted for the vast majority of the $613 million in government grants and contracts that the University received this fiscal year. If congressional budget decisions result in a cut to funding, Duke will lose support for research but retain some of the costs associated with conducting that research. A tenured professor whose work has traditionally been funded by the federal government, for example, will be paid by Duke whether or not that federal support continues. Michael Schoenfeld, vice president for public relations and government affairs, said this is a concern for all universities with a large research presence. Schoenfeld said Duke is lobbying alongside other major research universities in Washington, D.C. The federal government has challenging decisions to make, so it is difficult to predict how much funding the University will receive in the years to come. “Whether or not the federal government has a budget even and is able to stay open sadly and unfortunately appears to be a day-to-day exercise these days,” Schoenfeld said. “So trying to make long-term predictions about what the federal budget may look like a year, two, three or five from now is basically looking into a crystal ball, and not

a very clear one at that.” Gains indicative of broader trends Duke’s returns reflected the global economic conditions of the fiscal year, said Connel Fullenkamp, director of undergraduate studies and professor of the practice of economics, who currently writes a biweekly column for The Chronicle. The Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing policy ultimately resulted in the rise of stock and commodity prices worldwide, two categories of financial assets that performed particularly well for the University. The current state of the endowment remains unclear, however, because the financial markets have experienced significant turmoil since June 30. Walsh said “close to flat” is a fair way to characterize the endowment’s growth since the end of Duke’s reporting period. Given the long-term nature of the University’s investments, Duke does not have a precise figure for the current value of the endowment. After a year of high growth for the endowment, the year ahead may prove more challenging. “A recession looks more likely since the U.S. recovery has sputtered, due to the end of stimulus and the lack of resolution to the housing market problems,” Fullenkamp wrote in an email Thursday. “Also, the European crisis has dragged down demand there and also hurt the U.S. economy since this slows down the world economy and reduces demand for U.S. goods and services abroad.”

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Wolfe’s late goal gives Blue Devils tie with UNC by Danny Nolan THE CHRONICLE

Recovering from a blunder is never easy, especially when it occurs in front of a full house on the road against the rival Tar Heels. Freshman Riley Wolfe rose to the challenge, though, in a game he will likely never forget. Wolfe recovered 2 Duke from an own goal in 2 UNC the first half to score the game-tying strike in the 84th minute, leading to a 2-2 final result after double overtime. “We feel like we’re a strong finishing team,” head coach John Kerr said. “We were able to muster enough strength and some kind of mindset to get us in a scoring position. It was a heck of a finish by Riley to the far post.” Duke (5-4-1, 2-1-1 in the ACC) attacked early and often against a highly touted North Carolina defense. The aggressive strategy paid off for the Blue Devils in the 15th minute. Andrew Wenger needled a pass inside to Nick Palodichuk, who finished the play to the far post to put Duke up 1-0. The No. 5 Tar Heels (8-1-1, 2-1-1) turned up their defensive pressure following the goal, resulting in a strategic chess match between the two teams for much of the half. With only eight minutes remaining in the opening period, North Carolina crossed the ball into the penalty area from the right corner. Miscommunication between goalkeeper James Belshaw and Wolfe resulted in the ball slowly trickling into the back of the net for an own goal and a 1-1 game going into halftime. In direct contrast to the start of the

game, it was the Tar Heels who dominated on the offensive end in the second half, leading to a goal in the 75th minute that gave the home team a 2-1 advantage. The score brought new life to the Blue Devils. Duke threatened for the next 10 minutes, taking several quality shots on goal before Wolfe finally connected from 20 yards out to tie the game at two apiece. “It was a little bit of redemption of course,” Wolfe said. “My first goal for Duke felt great. After I scored I didn’t really know what to do. I just started bolting around the field so happy and I just found the team and dove over into them. It was the best feeling in a long time.” With emotions running high in an already heated rivalry, the two teams played aggressively throughout the period, culminating in a red card for North Carolina’s Jordan McCrary. The scrum was only the tip of the iceberg on a night where the two teams combined for 23 fouls, 18 of which were charged to the Blue Devils. The tenacity by both teams was no surprise to Kerr. “Anytime there’s play between these two universities, it’s going to be competitive,” Kerr said. “You saw it tonight—it was a heated game.” The two teams battled into overtime and eventually double overtime, but neither team was able to put together another score. Although Duke couldn’t secure the victory, the tie was still meaningful to a team that is now unbeaten in its last five games. “It’s huge to come back like this,” Wolfe said. “Especially being away it’s a big result for us. It’s a huge step for us and I think it could lead to great things for us.”


After scoring an own-goal in the first half, Riley Wolfe recovered to tie the game in the 84th minute.


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Duke overcomes sloppy start, beats Hokies by Matt Pun THE CHRONICLE


Kaitlyn Kerr scored the only goal of the match off a headed pass from Chelsea Canepa.

Few opponents have had the opportunity to score on the Blue Devils this season. Virginia Tech (8-4-1, 0-3-1 in the ACC) fared no better Sunday as No. 4 Duke (12-1-1, 4-0-1) held its opponent scoreless for the 0 VT tenth time Duke 1 this season, earning a 1-0 victory at Koskinen Stadium despite a sluggish start. The Blue Devils began uncharacteristically slow, allowing the Hokies to control possession early. Virginia Tech dominated the midfield and was able to play the ball into Duke’s 18-yard box often. In contrast, the Blue Devils, who came into the game leading the ACC in shots attempted, took only one shot through the first 29 minutes of match. To add to Duke’s offensive frustration, freshman Kelly Cobb—who leads the team in goals—left the game in the 14th minute after re-aggravating a right shoulder injury. Going into the final twenty minutes of the half, however, the momentum shifted in the Blue Devils’ favor. Head coach Robbie Church made a number of substitutions, putting in a new front line—Cobb returned and Molly Lester and Chelsea




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Canepa entered—and bringing redshirt sophomore Kim DeCesare into the midfield. “I thought the people that came off the bench really added a spark,” Church said. That spark quickly produced the defining play of the game. In the 31st minute, DeCesare played a ball in from near midfield to the left side of the box. Canepa won the ball in the air, heading it back into the middle. Her pass landed at the feet of wide-open sophomore Kaitlyn Kerr, who passed the ball into the right side of the net for her fourth goal of the season. “I know Chelsea’s great at winning headers,” Kerr said. “So, I thought it was going to come back to me and just tried to place it.” Kerr’s strike proved the difference on the scoreboard, but Duke’s defense was the reason the team escaped with a victory. Throughout the game the Blue Devils took only 14 shots, which tied their season low. The Duke backline, however, which has let in only five goals all season, played to form and deterred almost every threat from the Hokies. All four starting defenders broke up numerous Virginia Tech opportunities in the final third of the field. “I think what’s making us successful,” sophomore Natasha Anasi said. “We’re playing together and communicating well and making

sure that if anything’s breaking down, we’re able to fix that on the field and do it quickly,” Anasi led by example, blocking several crosses from the corner, heading away nearly every ball played toward her and sparking a number of offensive chances with precise passes up the field. “I think Natasha is just playing at an unbelievable level ... cleaning things up, starting our attack,” Church said. In addition to the strong defensive effort, the Blue Devils benefited from another solid performance by junior goalkeeper Tara Campbell. Campbell made two saves and broke up several crosses on her way to recording her ninth shutout, tying the record for a single-season. “[Virginia Tech] served a lot of balls and put a lot of balls behind us,” Church said. “Tara was there. She had good positioning.” Campbell’s presence also provided the defense with the leadership to maintain their intensity level throughout the entire game, even as the Hokies became aggressive in the final minutes searching for an equalizer. “I think it’s easy for us to stay focused just because we have leaders like Tara who are in the back...calming us down and SEE W. SOCCER ON PAGE 8

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43 PASS ATTEMPTS Two weeks after setting the school record for completions, Renfree set another program mark by attempting 43 passes without throwing an interception. The redshirt junior has completed 71 percent of his passes so far this year.

2.2 YARDS PER CARRY The Blue Devils ran into a road block in FIU Stadium, averaging just 2.2 yards per rushing attempt. Juwan Thompson carried the ball 13 times for 33 yards but came through in the fourth quarter, scoring twice to give Duke the win.


FOOTBALL from news page 1 and completed almost two-thirds of his passes, setting a school-record for most pass attempts in a game without an interception with 43. Perhaps most importantly, he did not turn the ball over. Renfree, who threw 14 interceptions during the team’s 1-5 start last year, now has only two interceptions through five games. Renfree’s counterpart, Wesley Carroll, committed only one turnover himself, but it came at a crucial time and ultimately led to Duke’s game-winning touchdown. On second-and-7 from his own 36yard line, Carroll dropped back to pass, but the Blue Devils’ young defensive line was able to collapse the pocket. Redshirt freshman Jordan DeWalt-Ondijo notched his first career sack by knocking the ball out of Carroll’s hand before he could get off a pass, and redshirt sophomore Anthony YoungWiseman scooped up the loose ball and advanced it inside the 10-yard line. Duke’s offense immediately sprinted up to the line of scrimmage from the sideline. Renfree handed the ball off to Juwan Thompson, who

scampered up the middle for a nine-yard score with less than seven minutes left on the clock, silencing the stunned crowd. “We were just anxious to go score,” Cutcliffe said when asked if he hustled his team onto the field to avoid a potential review of Carroll’s fumble. “If they’re going to replay it, they’re going to replay it. You can’t jump out there and snap it before.” The Golden Panthers mounted a strong drive on the ensuing possession, setting up a first down at the Duke 13yard line. But the Blue Devils, who had held FIU’s potent offense to only one touchdown on three red-zone opportunities, once again protected the most important part of the field by forcing four straight incompletions. “It’s a big test,” DeWaltOndijo said of protecting the late-game lead. “We love a big test and we want to get better. We took care of our job.” Although Duke’s defense was able to get big stops at the end, neither defense looked capable of stopping anybody in the first quarter. The Blue Devils and Golden Panthers combined for more than 370 yards on just 38 plays, including 330 yards passing on 26 attempts, with seven plays of 20 yards or more coming through the air. The offenses stagnated in the second period, however, as defensive coaches on both teams made

adjustments to their game plans. Coming out of halftime, Duke’s offense continued to struggle, punting on its first two possessions of the half. The Golden Panthers, though, produced three consecutive long drives, though were held to just three points after several inopportune penalties and a Blue Devil red-zone stand. Duke could not convert the stop into momentum, however, going three-and-out on its ensuing drive. The defense, clearly feeling the effects of the draining Golden Panther possession just minutes earlier, allowed a deep completion on a wide receiver reverse pass. Two plays later, FIU’s Wayne Times took a bubble screen to the house for a 34-yard touchdown. In just 34 seconds, Duke had completely surrendered momentum to the home team and its record-crowd. On the first play of the ensuing drive, the Blue Devils’ offense found a spark, as Sean Renfree hit senior Donovan Varner with a 54yard bomb to set up first-and-goal. Varner, playing in his hometown Miami, had his best game of the year with 111 yards receiving in front of over 100 family members and friends. “I was actually supposed to run a corner route,” Varner said, “but I saw the field open up. I don’t know if it was a blown coverage or what, but [Renfree] was able to read it and it’s just like playing backyard football. If you see something you go get it, and he made the throw.” Juwan Thompson rushed the ball into the end zone just two plays later to cut FIU’s lead to three. “Wins are a cure-all for everything,” Renfree said. “We struggled so much last season and one win just rejuvenates you. To get three in a row is just huge. You go into a bye week feeling good and get guys back and healthy. [Getting] three wins is just huge for this program.”

228 THE KILLER V’s Conner Vernon and Donovan Varner combined for 15 catches and 228 yards and a touchdown Saturday. Vernon is averaging 101 yards per game this season. PHOTOS BY TRACY HUANG/THE CHRONICLE



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Adjustments key Duke victory by Tom Gieryn THE CHRONICLE

David Cutcliffe emerged from the Duke locker room in bare feet, with the high South Florida humidity rendering him unable to get his socks on. “The third and fourth quarter, it was like it rained all of a Game sudden,” he said. Analysis The weather was not the only thing that happened “all of a sudden” Saturday night, though, in a game marked by constant momentum shifts and unexpected occurrences. Cutcliffe and his team has faced the unexpected all year, and their contest against Florida International was no exception. From the outset, despite Duke’s scouting efforts, the Golden Panther coaching staff threw the Blue Devils a steady diet of curveballs. “Some of the things they were doing I haven’t seen since Bill Oliver did them against me,” Cutcliffe said, referring to the former Alabama defensive coordinator whom Cutcliffe hasn’t coached against in nearly twenty years. “We just hadn’t seen some of the stuff they pulled out.” Cutcliffe said he was surprised by the way that the Golden Panthers utilized their tight ends in the game. After combining for just two catches for 20 yards in four previous games, Florida International tight ends Colt Anderson and Jonathan Faucher hauled in three key receptions for 62 yards and a touchdown. Cutcliffe also complimented Golden Panther quarterback Wesley Carroll for his play fakes, calling him a “slick operator.” On the defensive side of the ball, Florida International constantly changed schemes, stymieing the Blue Devil attack after a shootout first quarter. “[The offense] knew we weren’t functioning quite as well as we could,” Cutcliffe said. “They showed us a lot of different looks... and changed a lot for this ball game.” But Cutcliffe’s squad was able to react on the fly, and that ultimately led them to victory. Quarterback Sean Renfree used his checks at the line to make last-second changes in response to the Golden Panthers’ defensive set, one of which led to the first of Juwan Thompson’s two fourth-quarter touchdowns. “We had a run called,” Renfree said, “and they gave us a different look than

what we thought, and based on game plan, we knew that if they’re in this look, we want to run this play.” The play they ran allowed Thompson to reach the end zone, bringing Duke back within three after Florida International had racked up a sudden ten-point lead. On defense, the Blue Devils relied on quick thinking from coordinator Jim Knowles to close up some of the holes in the secondary that led to early big plays from FIU’s receivers, especially star wideout T.Y. Hilton. The senior got behind the Duke secondary for an easy 63-yard score on the Golden Panthers’ second drive. “What a great teacher [Knowles] is,” Cutcliffe said. “He got in front of that defense, and it reminded me of a top-notch professor having class. I mean, he didn’t miss a beat. And it was so clear and understandable that the squad just took it just like that.” Cutcliffe emphasized that he and his staff will walk away from the game with new ideas about how opponents might look to slow down the Duke offense, but the coaches also face another challenge—one for which it is far more difficult to prepare. Injuries have left the Blue Devils depleted in many areas, and the team has had to rely on newfound depth to cover for those losses. Nowhere was this more apparent than on the critical fourth-quarter fumble that Duke forced, setting up the touchdown that would put the Blue Devils in the lead for good. It was redshirt freshman Jordan DeWaltOndijo who beat his man to get to Carroll from behind and knock the ball out, and the loose ball was recovered by safety Anthony Young-Wiseman. Neither of those players were originally penciled in as starters this season. DeWalt-Ondijo has gotten into the lineup in place of early-season sensation Kenny Anunike, who will miss the rest of the year with a right knee injury. YoungWiseman entered Saturday’s game late, after August

Campbell got hurt. Those were just a few of the injury issues Duke has faced. Running back Desmond Scott returned to the field against Florida International after missing three games, but saw only limited action. The secondary had to face one of college football’s more explosive receivers without the stabilizing force of senior safety Lee Butler. “As injured as we are,” Cutcliffe said, “people keep stepping up.... We’ve got some young players growing up, and we’re going to need them down the stretch.” This sort of depth is one of Cutcliffe’s primary goals for a Duke squad that lacks individual stars. “I want a team where a lot of people are going to play, a lot of people contribute.” Cutcliffe said. “That’s how we’re built. That’s who we should be. That’s been my background my whole football career.... I hope we can get to where we play 60 people in a game. Playing just as hard in the fourth quarter as we are in the first. I told our team Thursday night—that’s a dream of mine.” And Cutcliffe said he plans to hold back no opportunities in pursuit of that dream. “If they earn it, and they work like we expect them to work in practice, I’m going to play them. If they’re ready, I’m going to play them,” Cutcliffe said. “Why wouldn’t you?” It seems like such a simple question, but it has not always been the case that so many players have been deserving of playing time. The success of injury replacements like

Thompson and Ondijo gives Cutcliffe thing to sweat about. that, perhaps he can back on.

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The Tigers dominated the Hokies Saturday, snapping Virginia Tech’s 12-game ACC win streak. Taj Boyd completed 13-of-32 passes with both a touchdown and an interception. Mike Bellamy and Andre Ellington added rushing scores for Clemson. Hokie David Wilson rushed for 127 yards on 6.2 yards per carry but the Virginia Tech offense was doomed by an aerial attack that gained just 125 yards.

Georgia Tech 45 - NC State 35 The Yellow Jackets jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the first half and cruised to victory behind Orwin Smith, who gained 79 yards on nine carries and scored three touchdowns. Georgia Tech’s Tevin Washington completed just 4-of-12 passes, but two were for touchdowns. The Wolfpack have yet to win a game against FBS competition.

North Carolina 35 - ECU 20 Bryn Renner rebounded from a disappointing performance to lead the Tar Heels past the Pirates, throwing for 230 yards and four touchdowns. North Carolina scored the first 21 points of the game and East Carolina never recovered, despite a school-record 417-yard passing performance from Pirate quarterback Dominique Davis.

Wake Forest 27 - BC 19 Montel Harris broke Boston College’s all-time rushing record in the fourth quarter, but the Eagles could not overcome an early 15-point deficit. Harris, who now has 3,735 career rushing yards, ran for 108 yards on 22 carries Saturday. Tanner Price completed 19-of-29 passes for 252 yards, a touchdown and an interception for the Demon Deacons.


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Duke swept twice in Suri, Blue Devils win Florida by FSU, Miami Rod Myers Invite by Patricia Lee THE CHRONICLE

Coming off tough conference wins at home last weekend, Duke was unable to sustain the momentum in Florida this past weekend against ACC foes Florida State and Miami, getting swept 3-0 in both matches. The Blue DevDuke 0 ils (8-6, 2-3 in the ACC) lost to the 3 FSU Seminoles 25-20, 2516, 25-19 Friday in 0 Duke Tallahassee and fell Miami 3 to the Hurricanes 25-22, 26-24, 25-20 in Coral Gables Sunday. Both teams proved a tough match for the Duke defense, as the two entered with the conference’s No. 1 and No. 4 hitting percentages, respectively. “This is a really tough road weekend in that Florida State and Miami are both very good teams and will do very well during the season,” head coach Jolene Nagel said. “We knew before we came down that they would be good, and we certainly could see that.” Sunday’s match against No. 20 Miami (13-1, 4-1) was a close one with the Blue Devils missing an opportunity to even the match score in the second set after the Hurricanes closed with a definitive kill. “Miami played very well today, and we did some very good things, as well,” Nagel said. “We’re still developing as a team, and I saw some really nice things out of our team, and I saw some things we need to

continue to work on.” Duke did an effective job holding down the majority of the Hurricane’s offense, keeping Miami to a .221 attack percentage and allowing only two players to reach the double-digits in kills. But the duo of senior Lane Carico and sophomore Alex Johnson—two of the ACC’s top hitters—made all the difference. The pair combined for 26 kills and 30.5 points of the team’s total of 48 and 62, respectively. “They usually have all their hitters in pretty high numbers, but it looks like we contained one middle blocker and one outside hitter pretty reasonably,” Nagel said. “We need to work on containing at least two of the others, but it’s good to see we did some of that.” Against No. 22 Florida State (11-4, 5-0) the Blue Devils looked weaker, but Nagel said the team learned from its mistakes, seeing a clear change in the team’s performance Sunday. “I saw a great improvement between Florida State and [Miami], and there was a whole different team out there tonight,” she said. “We gave ourselves some chances that we didn’t give ourselves Friday night.” Despite the back-to-back losses this weekend, the Blue Devils remain hopeful. “It looks much bleaker than it is since we’re used to being successful, but it’s just that these two teams are very good this year, and we are still developing,” Nagel said. “It’s very exciting to see, and we’re excited to get back to work.”

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Taking advantage of playing at home, the No. 12 Blue Devils honored the memory of longtime coach Rod Myers by taking both the team and individual titles this weekend. Duke won the Rod Myers Invitational, an annual tournament it hosts at the Washington Duke Inn to pay tribute to the team’s former coach, who passed away in 2007 after 34 years with the team. The Blue Devils put up rounds of 285 and 290 during 36 continuous holes of play Saturday, ending the first day two strokes behind Charlotte at one-under par. Duke then went two-under par as a team Sunday, pulling ahead of the competition midway through the round, to secure a nine-stroke victory over Baylor. Junior Julian Suri earned medalist honors for the Blue Devils, posting a 68 on the final day to finish with a five-under par 211, two strokes ahead of Iowa’s runner-up Steven Ihm. The win was Suri’s first career collegiate victory and Duke’s first individual title in two seasons. It also marked the first time since 1988 that a Duke golfer has earned medalist honors at a home tournament. Brinson Paolini, Tim Gornik and Spencer Anderson also recorded top10 finishes. Suri played well for the majority of Saturday, but faltered late in the day. “It’s tough to stay concentrated when you’re out there for almost 11 hours,” Suri

said. “That probably led to a couple of my bogeys coming in, a little bit of mental fatigue.” But Suri bounced back in a major way on Sunday, firing a tournament-low 68 to overcome a three-shot deficit. Suri believed his consistency with the driver was the impetus behind his win. “I had a lot of confidence off the tee both days,” Suri said. “I’m usually pretty consistent with the other parts of my game but when I’m driving well I usually play well.” As a team, the Blue Devils posted the only under-par round on Sunday, combining for a 286 in cool, swirling winds. Head coach Jamie Green pointed to the team’s knowledge of the course as a major factor in the win. “One of the benefits of hosting a tournament is that [the players] have played that golf course in so many different weather and wind conditions that nothing should surprise them,” Green said. Suri, in fact, believed the adverse weather helped him secure the individual title. “I actually prefer the tougher conditions,” Suri said. “It narrows the field because not as many people are comfortable playing in the wind. I’m from Florida—I have played in the wind a bunch. So it’s nothing new.” Green was also impressed by his team’s ability to control their emotions in front of friends and family. “They played well, but they also played calmly,” Green said. “When you are going to do something on a home golf course, sometimes you get a little jacked up.... But to be able to remain level-headed throughout the day, that’s probably what I’m most proud of.”

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Successful trip to Opposite weekends Boston for Blue Devils for Duke teams by Maureen Dolan THE CHRONICLE

The Blue Devils picked up two muchneeded wins this weekend against top-20 teams. Duke defeated Boston College 4-2 Friday and overcame Boston University 1-0 Sunday. The victories Duke 4 were the first after a tough three2 BC game losing streak some of Duke 1 against the nation’s top 0 BU contenders. The No. 9 Blue Devils (7-4, 2-1 in the ACC) lost by one goal to Penn State, Old Dominion and North Carolina, all of which were ranked in the top-10 at the time. The Old Dominion and North Carolina games even went into double overtime. “We knew that this was going to be an extremely challenging weekend for us,” head coach Pam Bustin said. “This team has been fighting through some close, competitive games. I thought we did a great job of breaking out and taking control of [the Boston College] match early.” Duke was ready to break its dry spell, and conference rival No. 8 Boston College (7-4, 1-2) would help it do just that. The Blue Devils quickly took control of the offense, and junior Mary Nielson was able to capitalize in the eighth minute to gain an early lead. Junior Devon Gagliardi followed

quickly with another goal, which put Duke up by two going into halftime. Sophomore Emmie Le Marchand scored within five minutes of returning to the field in the second half, earning her eighth goal of the season and cementing the team’s lead, 3-0. The Eagles recorded a goal from Courtney Tavener off a penalty corner, but the Blue Devils were quick to answer when sophomore McKay Ross scored her first career goal. “[The past three games] were tough losses as a matter of results, but it was some great hockey,” Bustin said. “I think the team was really excited to have another opportunity to play another good team and play great hockey but also get the results. That’s exactly what they went out and did on Friday.” Sunday’s game against No. 18 Boston University (7-5) was more frustrating for the Blue Devils. The team led in both shots, 12-1, and penalty corners, 7-0, through regulation time, but was forced to enter overtime for the fifth time this year to clinch the win. “Boston University played a very defensive game and they played it very well,” Bustin said. “They really made it difficult for us to generate any clean scoring opportunities…. But we just kept persisting, we kept our cool and we kept our poise. We knew that when the SEE FIELD HOCKEY ON PAGE 8

Men win, women take 11th in their races by Sarah Elsakr THE CHRONICLE

The Blue Devil men finished just ahead of the rain this past Friday as they took the title at the Great American Cross Country Festival for the third straight year. After injuries and sickness led to a disappointing showing at the Griak Invitational, this past weekend’s success proved to be a boost for morale. The team took the win with just 30 seconds separating its top-five runners, each of whom took a top-ten spot. Several runners also posted personal records on Friday, including junior Joseph Elsakr and sophomore Christian Britto, who took first and second for the Blue Devils, respectively, as well as sophomore Lucas Talavan-Becker who was redshirted for the meet. Elsakr, who crossed the finish line third overall with a time of 25:16.3, was closely followed by Christian Britto, Phil Farleigh, Nate McClafferty, and Brendan Pierson, all of whom finished within the same minute. Talavan-Becker, who was not on the official Duke roster due to previous injury, ran the best race of his career to finish second overall. After his stellar performance and obvious recovery, Talavan-Becker will re-join the team

roster for the next meet in Virginia. “Our expectation heading in was to win the meet and see where everybody was,” head coach Norm Ogilvie said. “Lucas… has never broken 25 minutes before, so we’re delighted. His redshirt comes off…. And then Joey ran great…the improvement he’s made is phenomenal. This is a great confidence builder.” Though the group that ran at Great American was very different from the one that raced at Griak, Ogilvie and his runners cited this success as motivation for both groups. The two will be competing together in Virginia as eight men from the Great American group join the eight finishers from Griak in two weeks. After this win, both squads are feeling a lot better about where they stand. “We definitely wanted to win since we’ve won for the past two years,” Elsakr said. “[The win] shows me that training has been working. I’m just happy that I’m where I want to be at this point in the season.” While the men exceeded expectations in Cary, the women fell short in Pennsylvania. No. 9 Duke, who was led once again by senior Suejin Ahn, faced stiff competition from the seven other nationally ranked teams at the Paul Short Invitational. Duke SEE CROSS COUNTRY ON PAGE 8

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opportunity came we were going to capitalize.” This golden opportunity came after a penalty corner. Junior Devon Gagliardi regained possession, split the defense, and made a pass to senior Tara Jennings. Jennings’ shot ended the game little over three minutes into overtime. “Tara really wanted it,” Bustin said. “I could see from her face that she really wanted to end the game. She took a great shot as the goalkeeper was coming at her to end it.”

was able to finish in front of No. 15 North Carolina, but fell behind several other opponents for a disappointing 11th place finish. For five of the Blue Devil women who raced at Pennsylvania, Friday’s race was their first attempt at the 6km distance. Four out of these five were freshmen Julianna Miller, Lindsey Oliver, Colleen Schmidt, and Cloe Maleski who hoped to gain experience from racing in a high-level meet. Sophomore Rebecca Craigie, who had competed at this distance only once before, was also looking to gain some experience but struggled to finish the race due to dehydration. Only Ahn, junior Madeline Morgan and senior Esther Vermeer were able to place in one of the top one hundred spots. “We’re still trying to get fit,” coach Kevin Jermyn said. “Some of the girls weren’t able to perform well, illnesses were probably a big part of that…. For our top three, I think that they’re in the best shape of their lives, and are ready to lead our team to great things in November. They’re right on target.”

Three Blue Devils competed last weekend for the final 16 singles slots at the ITA All-American championships in the pre-qualifying bracket. Senior Torsten Wietoska, after receiving a first-round bye as the No. 1 seed in the pre-qualifying draw, lost his first match Saturday to William & Mary’s Jaime Whiteford, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (1). Sophomore Cale Hammond advanced to the third round without playing a match after a first-round bye and Arizona’s Kieren Thompson withdrew. Hammond beat Wichita State’s David Cavalcanti 6-2, 1-6, 7-6, but fell to Memphis’ Johnny Grimal, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2, in a match that would have qualified the sophomore for the main draw. Senior Luke Marchese beat UL-Lafayette’s Yanick Mandl, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(4) and Temple’s Filip Rams, 3-6, 6-0, 6-1, before falling to Mississippi’s Johan Backstrom in the final round, 6-4, 6-3. Jason Sahir, Fred Saba and Raphael Hemmeler start play in the qualifying round today.

W. SOCCER from page 3 communicating that it is okay and we just need to keep playing our game,” Anasi said. Through veteran leadership—Campbell and three of the four starting defenders are juniors—Duke’s defense earned another victory. Nevertheless, the slow offensive day left the Blue Devils wanting more. “We’re proud but we’re not satisfied,” Kerr said.

Women’s tennis goes west for Riviera/ITA All-American tournament Both Duke doubles pairings in the Riviera/ITA AllAmerican pre-qualifying rounds advanced to the tournament’s main draw. No. 2-seeded Mary Clayton and Hanna Mar faced a close match in the final round against Southern California’s Gabrielle DeSimone and Zoë Scandalis, eventually winning 8-6, while the No. 3 seed pairing of freshman Beatrice Capra and classmate Ester Goldfeld cruised through their three matches. On the singles side, Mar advanced farther than any of her teammates before falling to Virginia’s Maria Fucillo in the final round, 1-6, 6-4, 6-3. Clayton and Rachel Kahan will compete in the singles qualifying bracket Tuesday. Kahan and Monica Gorny will enter double qualifying on the same day.

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House model discourse must change A look at the last few days success, it must tread away in The Chronicle’s opinion from nebulous accusations— page reveals that student buttressed by article snippets backlash to the impend- and one-line quotes—and ing housing transition has move toward an evaluation reached a new high point. of concrete elements of the The reaction so house model. far seems to be In order editorial based on a perfor this shift ception that the transition to happen, more informaprocess has been illegitimate tion needs to be brought and taken place behind ad- to the table, by administraministrative closed doors. The tors and students alike. The student voice—as embodied lengthy, piecemeal nature of by incendiary columns, blogs the transition process means and Facebook groups criticiz- that no single record of all ing the administration—has discussions pertaining to the been emotional, fueled more matter exists. Administraby anger than objections to tors have, in fact, consulted house model details. student groups for at least The time has come for a five years about the initiachange in the house model tion and the implementation discourse. In order for stu- of a house model, but those dents and administrators to events have not translated carry out this dialogue with into widely disseminated in-

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formation on the process, or a sense that the process has been legitimate. Students groups like Duke Student Government and the now defunct Campus Council, along with any students who are civic-minded enough to make it to the administration’s town halls and open forums, have collected details about the house model over the years. Administrators have alluded to these details and offered students a broad picture of the house model in campus-wide emails and on the new house model blog. But contestation of these details has become the exception and not the rule. As the implementation of the model looms near, the student-administration dialogue warrants more spe-

cific references to the details of the house model. What’s needed is a comprehensive and public justification of the house model—published online and widely disseminated—to serve as a locus for creative argumentation about the house model. This information need not come only from administrators. Those groups who have actively taken part in the construction of the house model, like DSG, should also work toward the goal of informing students about the particulars of the new house model. By the same token, the burden here lies not only with administrators and student leaders, but also with students themselves. Discussion of the house model is not a new phenomenon,

and plenty of information exists in The Chronicle archives about the specifics of the model. Students who intend to critique the house model must back up their arguments with facts and evidence, rather than rail against perceived injustice created by the administrative apparatus. Critics are right to call for transparency—but they can call for much more. This debate can and should still happen. This transition has not yet taken place, and there is more than enough room for debate. Now is the time to turn from platitudes and backlash and begin a frank discussion of the specifics of the house mode—not a discussion of the character of its progenitors.

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arry Moneta may well deserve the ire he’s dents, they say “this is good for you; it’s better for recently raised both on campus and within you than what we had before.” Notice the moralizthe broader Duke community. Too bad hat- ing—it’s about what’s “good” for us. Students tend ing on LMo might be exactly what to respond with “we like/don’t like LMo wants you to do. it; it’s more/less fun than what we It’s true that I’m not as had before.” Instead of pontificatobsessed with the LMo issue as, ing in the distinct way administrasay, whoever founded the eleganttors do, we talk about what we like, ly self-explanatory “lmomustgo” what’s fun. blog (http://lmomustgo.blogspot. Students know better, of course, com). The solemn “Duke’s Adminthan to think that the debate about istrative Disgrace” Facebook event connor southard Tailgate was ever about values. It’s just doesn’t have the same jingleno secret that we’re all—underage dead poet like ring to it. Anyway, this column or not—allowed to drink as much isn’t about my feelings about LMo as we want at Duke so long as the or any other administrator. In a minute, you’ll see administration can maintain plausible deniability exactly why I’m adding that disclaimer. about not letting us do any such thing. Parking Larry Moneta is both visible and apparently lots in the daytime are just too public, that’s all. powerful, which helps explain why his words are And why should we get pious about these things? so carefully inspected—LMo’s “next death” quote We’re talking about Nasty Natty here, not life and from 2003 has its own cult following. No Duke ad- death. min gets treated more like a campaigning politiBut administrators know the importance of cian than LMo, which is why that un-subtle blog I appearing to claim the moral high ground. It’s mentioned before is currently holding a referen- not just about marketing Duke to prospective dum on whether, um, LMo should go. students and other outsiders, though that plays LMo has been at the eye of a number of policy a role. No, it turns out that morals-talk can be an storms near and dear to students—topping the excellent way to divide and conquer students. If list are the death of Tailgate and the chatter sur- we’re stuck wrangling over our Natty-drenched rounding the house model transition. LMo has parking lot, and administrators are talking about absorbed more flack about these, as he would put doing the right thing, who’s arguing from a stronit, “administrative decisions” than has, say, Steve ger position? Hint: It’s not the group fighting Nowicki or Dean Sue. amongst itself about whether cheap beer should Why LMo catches hate has been discussed else- be spilled on Central Campus carpets or in a where. It’s the context of the LMo hate that mat- parking lot. ters. Consider everyone’s two favorite examples LMo is Duke’s Lord of Student Life, the man of policy decisions with which LMo has been inti- whose domain is anything that relates to how mately involved. students live, which means he’s supposedly conTailgate: It’s just possible that Duke’s adminis- cerned with how well we live. Morals are his thing. trators were never crazy about assuming liability If we spend too much time branding LMo or any for hundreds of students getting drunk in a park- other administrator as an immoral “bad guy,” ing lot at 8 a.m. Whether Tailgate was a “good” we’re letting the administration—LMo most certhing for students to do was probably less impor- tainly included—frame debates between students tant to them than whether Tailgate would lead to and administrators in purely moral terms. To do a lawsuit. But when the party got axed, we heard that is to play their game by their rules. about how we’d all be healthier without Tailgate, Do we care about how Tailgate was handled, or which had become a scandalous “embarrassment” how the house model comes into being or even (LMo’s word). about things that don’t involve LMo—Kunshan, Or think about the house model: Is it really anyone? If so, we should be absolutely merciless about what’s “best” for students, in some abstract about forcing the administration to admit when a way? Hard to say. It could be a marketing ploy, or debate is about values and when it’s about somea case of a bureaucracy making up puzzling new thing else, like money or power. rules. Whatever the case may be, students are supMorality isn’t always at issue, as LMo knows. posed to buy all of this mysterious “community” Some things, as LMo once said, are just adminisstuff, which is a clumsy way of saying “your lives trative decisions. will get better, in unison … somehow.” When the administration wants to make a big Connor Southard is a Trinity senior. His column policy change that will affect lots of current stu- runs every other Monday.


Real multiculturalism


arry knows I stand by him through everything he does, including, of course, the house model. I mean, I support Larry Moneta like the dictionary supports the possibility that “water buffalo” is a racial slur. But just like with Football Gameday, I worry that the house model is going to backfire on an administration that is trying to keep everyone’s best interests at heart. Based on what I’ve seen on my Saturday morning carbon-emission-free bike concerned global ride between my dorm and citizen the NGO I intern for, truly monday, monday multicultural Duke students are left out of Gameday. In the same way, I worry that the house model will destroy Duke’s already negligible multicultural spirit. Obviously the house model kicks frats off campus, and that’s awesome. So how can it be bad? Because cultural groups have applied for their own housing sections within the new house model. This not only takes space away from deserving non-sorority womyn on West Campus but also allows Duke to segregate itself even more than it already does. How can you have a multicultural community without the multi? I don’t want to offend anyone, so let me assure all of my multicultural brothers and sisters that I, too, come from a variegated background. It’s true that my parents were not ethnically diverse, but I had a Dominican nanny for my entire childhood. She exposed me to all the facets of the Latino culture. As a matter of fact, my first word was the Spanish word for “vacuum cleaner.” I don’t remember it anymore, but it was the experience that was important. Growing up with Rosa gave me a valuable perspective on the “other” in society, and when our country club welcomed its first Mexican family, I was right there helping at the celebratory taco dinner we made just for them. We made sure to put in tortillas and chili peppers because I know that’s what Mexicans like. The Vasqueses didn’t seem very impressed by our efforts—they said something about being Spanish or whatever—but I assume it’s because we didn’t put in as much Latin flavor as they do when they cook. Their daughter, Bianca, was also weirdly insulted when I asked her if the dress she wore to the coming-out party was the same as the one I knew she must have worn to her quinceañera. I don’t know why; I was just being culturally respectful. But the point is that I know what I’m talking about when it comes to multiculturalism. And don’t forget I’ve been to Africa more than twice. As a matter of fact, I always check the “other” box when a survey asks my racial identity, because even though I’m ethnically “Caucasian,” Rosa’s influence in my life was so strong that I consider myself at least 35 percent Dominican. My experience in Africa made me feel African, too. You don’t get an African name like mine without having a deep understanding of the issues real African people face. So, cultural groups, I understand you. I’m just like you, and I need you to please listen to me. Don’t shut yourselves into your own little sections. That would make you no better than sorority girls or, even worse, frat guys. They can keep their nasty, beer-soaked sections. The benefit of YOUR diversity needs to be shared with all the students at Duke, and we can’t expect many of the judgemental, bigoted students at this school to seek you out. Perhaps the solution to this problem is to go in the opposite direction from these proposed monocultural living sections. I think the administration should mandate that every person live with a person of another ethnicity for their whole stay at the University. Although many would argue that this takes away students’ fundamental freedoms, I’d like to point out that many of the administration’s new ideas do that anyway, and it’s for your own good so that’s OK. If I recall correctly, not even Princeton has an enforced multicultural living policy, so we’d be ahead of them! Not that I care about status or anything but I know it’s important to the administration, and also, how am I supposed to work for a really good NGO if people know I went to a total party school like Duke? Concerned Global Citizen sometimes checks the “Latina” box when she’s feeling spicy.

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lettertotheeditor Recognize greek groups’ philanthropic contributions As a woman in the greek community, I am disappointed by both Eric Mlyn’s address at Greek Convocation and The Chronicle’s coverage of the event. Both the speech and the article chose to bury the genuinely good work done by greek groups on campus underneath accusations of selfishness and poisoning campus culture. Even after four council presidents detailed the tens of thousands of dollars raised and thousands of hours contributed by greek students, Dr. Mlyn could only seem to focus on the underrepresentation of greek men in DukeEngage and their supposed instrumentalism and selfishness. The overrepresentation of greek women in DukeEngage was barely mentioned in his speech and in The Chronicle’s coverage. Apparently, the contributions of greek women don’t matter nearly as much as the supposed failings of greek men. Do greek women not deserve mention unless we are being victimized by men or villainized as empty-headed? DukeEngage is only one method of community service, and there are many reasons why a student

might decide not to travel abroad to contribute. Some students may decide to work at a more local level. It is unfair to make generalizations about the characters of thousands of students based on participation in one program. Greek groups routinely contribute to philanthropic organizations without outside pressure or rewards. In fact, the greek council presidents revealed highly ambitious service goals for all greek organizations on campus just after Dr. Mlyn’s speech. These new goals came solely from the collaboration of greek leaders, not from the fingerwagging of an administrator. And yet they were mentioned nowhere in The Chronicle’s coverage of the event. It is always easier to assign blame than give credit, and greek groups are an easy target. But it is particularly galling to be accused of self-centeredness at an event focused on the service we do of our own free will. I expected better of Dr. Mlyn, and I expect better of the reporters at The Chronicle. Alyssa Fowers, Trinity ’13 Social Vice-President, Psi Upsilon Fraternity



ecent events in local politics have renewed a no one. True love requires exclusivity, possessiveness campus-wide debate on gay marriage. To call and almost inhuman intensity of focus. It is at the what has taken place at Duke a “debate,” how- same time the most selfish and selfless of phenomever, is to use that term generously. ena, and its transcendence is always Most of what I have seen (these pagtransgressive, anti-political and tragic. es included) resembles not so much In “Romeo and Juliet,” for instance, preaching to the choir as it does joinShakespeare could not have depicted ing in the ever-swelling chorus of selfromantic love in such an archetypical righteous condemnation. Despite my fashion within the context of a polyampersonal support for gay marriage, the orous arrangement. near unanimity of this position disturbs It is also true, however, that Romeo me almost as much as the obnoxious, darren beattie and Juliet’s brief marriage ends in tragedy, dogmatic and utterly dismissive manand they nonetheless die a childless coulast man standing ple. Might this suggest that children and ner in which it is expressed. Indeed, listening to the discussion on campus, the long term stability required properly one is left with the impression that the only possible to raise them are not compatible with love in its purest, explanation for unorthodoxy on gay marriage is su- most intense form, in all of its selfish and jealous passion? perstitious bigotry, if not downright hatred. More provocatively, in light of this suggestion, might we To indulge in such peremptory name-calling is revisit the ancient Greek notion that the homosexual particularly problematic for those who criticize the relationship between two males, in its physiological and prejudice exhibited by a great number of those who psychological childlessness, actually allows for the most oppose gay marriage. To be prejudiced is simply to intense erotic, intellectual and passionate connection pre-judge—that is, to judge before fairly considering (i.e., the most intense love) possible between two human the best arguments on each side. A principled stance beings? Not only is homosexual love not inferior to the in favor of gay-marriage especially requires that one heterosexual variety, it is, at least in principle, positively consider such arguments (and invent them oneself, superior! In acknowledging this, however, we must at if necessary) in order to avoid simply substituting least concede that, though marriage certainly requires one set of unreflective beliefs for another. What fol- a great deal of love, love and marriage are not unqualilows is an attempt at just this kind of consideration, fiedly compatible at the extremes, and that children are in the hope that it might modestly contribute to a the main complicating factor. more insightful and understanding dialogue on this Turning now from love to the topic of children important issue. and marriage, it is interesting to distinguish among Let’s start with that nearly ubiquitous piece of slo- polygamous, hetero-monogamous and homosexual ganeering, “Love=Love.” Does this mean to say that marriage. Polygamy is perhaps the most efficient any relationship, so long as it is determined by love, from a procreative point of view, and therefore the is entitled to be called marriage? Surely this wouldn’t most attached to the strictly primitive demands of biinclude human relationships with animals or inani- ological necessity. Homosexuality, by stark contrast, mate objects. If this comparison is offensive, keep in is childless in principle, and is therefore the least mind that it is the Love=Love people (insofar as we attached to biological necessity though at the same take them seriously) who give the offense, not I. In- time (arguably) the most open to the fulfillment of deed, the Love=Love position seems to suggest that man’s transcendent, spiritual and erotic longings. the only way society can respect the equivalence of Heterosexual marriage seems then to occupy a sort gay love to heterosexual love is to lower or eliminate of middle ground, making concessions both to the any standard of respectability for love more generally. beast and god in man, to society’s need for a stable This is an affirmative action of the heart. Surely there environment for children and the individual’s need is a principled way to grant gay love the dignity it de- for a selfish love whose very enjoyment justifies conserves while maintaining the discernment that makes cessions to society. There is perhaps more fragility dignity possible, but this would require a nuanced and wisdom in the traditional Western notion of marinvestigation of the meaning and purpose of love—a riage than we are prepared to admit. task beyond the scope of vapid tautologizing. We should make this admission even if we intend As far as I can recall, the pictures accompanying to amend our current arrangements. Only by doing the “Love=Love” slogan fail to depict loving arrange- so will we be able to mitigate the damages of our inments involving more than two people. The prin- novations, even as we welcome the happy inevitabilcipled argument for such exclusion, I think, would ity of a newer, more inclusive and more just society. roughly correspond to Aristotle’s argument against Plato’s communism. It is impossible to spread love Darren Beattie is a third-year Ph.D. candidate in politiwithout diluting it, i.e., to love everyone is to love cal science. His column runs every other Monday.

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BUS FIRE from page 1 president for administration and Duke’s emergency response coordinator. Veraldi added that this diagnosis is preliminary, and officials are still investigating the exact cause of the fire. The bus—a 1994 Orion brand model—was last inspected in September, with nothing reported as abnormal, Veraldi said, adding that each bus is inspected every 90 days. Parking and Transportation Services will be inspecting the rest of the University bus fleet to see if there is any evidence of similar problems on other Orion buses. Sophomore Jordan Fraser was riding the bus from Central Campus to West and was about to get off when two students alerted the driver of the fire. The driver pulled over and parked at the side of the West Campus bus stop. “I got off the bus, and there were flames coming out of the back,” Fraser said. “I’m really glad I got off in time.” Bus drivers—including the driver of the burning C-2— declined to comment.


The Durham Fire Department put out the fire, and the bus was towed to a shop, Dailey said. The University will determine the severity of the fire’s impact on the bus and will assess the damage to see if the bus should continue to operate, Veraldi added. “I’m suggesting that we would not [keep the bus in service],” he said. The University is planning on replacing all buses in the fleet at some point. Details regarding the timeline for the replacement of the fleet are still unclear, Veraldi said. There are 28 buses in the University’s fleet currently, Veraldi said. The University has bought three used buses since 2009 and recently purchased two hybrid buses for $1.7 million. Veraldi said he hopes that the hybrid buses will be in service Oct. 22 or Oct. 29, adding that they will be in the University’s automotive shop this week to be decorated with sustainability-themed exterior wraps. “We’ve taken four buses out of service so far and will continue to do that as we acquire new buses,” Veraldi said.

Two buses have caught fire previous to Friday’s burning bus. A C-1 caught fire in front of the Allen Building March 29, 2006, and another on East Campus Oct. 14, 2009. The 2006 bus fire involved an excessive release of hydraulic fluid, prompting the engine to combust. The burning bus in 2009 had been recalled by its manufacturer because of electrical wiring problems. At the time, three other buses in Duke’s fleet were recalled, but the University had not stopped running them. Administrators said they were not aware of the recall until after the bus caught fire.


This C-2 bus is the third Duke bus to catch fire in the past six years.

BOMB THREAT from page 1 calls, Cavanaugh said. He added that he could not comment on the current state of the investigation, but noted that if the police succeed in finding the caller, it could result in criminal prosecution. “It is being aggressively investigated,” Cavanaugh said. “The police do have some leads in the investigation.” Although she was out of town at the time, Dean of Students Sue Wasiolek sent two emails to the student body—one informing students of the initial threat and the other letting them know the Bryan Center had been reopened. She said she was pleased with the way the University handled the situation. “My sense was that [the bomb threat] did not unnerve or upset students in any way,” Wasiolek said. “In the future, we should do exactly what we did in this case—handling it calmly and openly and honestly.” Linda Franzoni, associate dean for undergraduate education at the Pratt School of Engineering, was giving a presentation in Griffith Film Theater in the Bryan Center when police evacuated the building. Franzoni said someone came into the room around 10:15 a.m. to evacuate the large group of prospective Pratt students and their parents, saying there was believed to be a gas leak in the Bryan Center. Franzoni said she thought the threat was handled well, noting that there was no sense of panic. The high school students and their parents did not even ask further questions about the evacuation, she added. The threat was not disruptive to campus life, even though the Bryan Center was closed, freshman Alexandra Smith said. She said she tried to go to the Bryan Center Saturday morning, but a guard standing in front told her there was an inspection going on. Smith thought it was a health inspection or something similar, she noted, adding that the vague explanation helped prevent any panic. “I was kind of surprised that he just told me it was an inspection,” Smith said. “But it was right of them not to tell us it was a bomb.... But I wasn’t that worried because it’s really safe here.”

GLOVER from page 3 against Wake Forest and had a season-high four stops against both Virginia Tech and Boston College. Dean of Students Sue Wasiolek said in an email Sunday that Glover is not currently enrolled at Duke. Although she declined to comment on specifics, Wasiolek noted that a student’s disciplinary record is evaluated in consideration of their re-enrollment. “For a student to re-enroll, any decision on an unresolved disciplinary record would have to be finalized by the [Undergraduate] Conduct Board,” Wasiolek said. “That would weigh on the student’s eligibility to return.”

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