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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2011

Former DUPD officer cleared of rape charges

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A former officer with the Duke University Police Department has been acquitted of charges of first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy. The week-long trial of 39-year-old Webster Simmons ended in a verdict of “not guilty” Oct. 7. The trial took place in Houston County, Ala. “Once I discussed the case with [Simmons,] I knew he was innocent,” Simmons’ attorney Billy Sheffield II said in an interview Tuesday. Simmons has returned to North Carolina, Sheffield said. He may eventually return to law enforcement, though Sheffield said Simmons has not made definitive plans. Simmons declined a request for comment. “I can’t imagine him serving in DUPD again,” DUPD Chief John Dailey said Tuesday. Dailey declined to comment on any change in Simmons’ eligibility for employment following his acquittal, but noted that in general, DUPD evaluates an applicant’s criminal record. “While being charged with a crime and then acquitted is not by itself a disqualifying factor for employment at Duke, we would consider severity of the charges, jobrelatedness and how recent [the charges are],” Dailey wrote in an email Tuesday. Simmons was arrested in Alabama Oct. 26, 2009, for allegedly raping and sodomizing a

Bank of New York Mellon has conducted fair foreign currency trades with the University’s assets, Duke officials said. Last week, the New York attorney general and the United States attorney in New York City each filed lawsuits against BNY Mellon—led by Trustee Gerald Hassell, Trinity ’73 and chairman and CEO of the company. The two lawsuits, which were filed Oct. 4, claim that the company defrauded its clients in fees associated with foreign currency trades. The Duke University Management Company maintains accounts with BNY Mellon for trading purposes, wrote Michael Schoenfeld, vice president for public affairs and government relations, in an email Tuesday. In the 2010-2011 fiscal year, the amount in question regarding Duke-BNY Mellon transactions is approximately several hundred thousand dollars out of a $5.8 billion endowment, he added. “The financial impact on Duke of the alleged practices would not be significant,” Schoenfeld said. “Our view is that the foreign exchange trades BNY Mellon has executed for Duke have been fair.” DUMAC continues to hold accounts with BNY Mellon, he noted. Duke is not involved in the lawsuits. These lawsuits will have no effect on Hassell’s membership to the Board of Trustees, Schoenfeld

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Rebellious Brewing operates a booth at the 16th annual World Beer Festival, held Saturday at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. More than 100 breweries from around the world participated.

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DKU delay helpful for academic programs by Lauren Carroll THE CHRONICLE

The recently announced construction delay at Duke Kunshan University could provide a welcome grace period for those planning the new campus—but comes with additional financial costs. At the Sept. 15 Academic Council meeting, Provost Peter Lange announced the opening of DKU will be delayed, due to poor weather conditions at the construction site. It is now slated to open for students Spring 2013 instead of Fall 2012. But some administrators and faculty members have said this extension comes as a relief for those working on DKU construction and academic programs. Executive Vice President Tallman Trask said five of DKU’s six buildings are on track for completion, but construction workers have not yet broken ground on the sixth building— sometimes referred to as the “incubator building” because it will house research facilities and labs. Trask cited construction, academic and financial obstacles as causes for the delay. “I am quite confident about the five buildings, but I’m not willing to even guess on the [completion date for the] incubator yet,” Trask said, adding that Spring 2013 is a reasonable estimate for the five buildings already under construction.

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Trask said he suspects that the city of Kunshan, which is fronting the costs of the campus’ construction, is nearing its budget limit, though it has yet to officially approach Duke about this problem. Although Trask was unable to predict what would happen if Kunshan reaches its budgetary limit, he said it would be the city’s prerogative to halt construction in such a case because the city is footing the bill. Trask added that unresolved details regarding which academic programs will be utilizing the incubator space are preventing construction on that building from moving forward. He said, for example, the Duke Global Health Institute might require lab space, and the building’s structure and layout could depend on the amount or type of necessary space. “The incubator is going to be largely programmatically driven,” Trask said. “I don’t want to build an entire building... just for two labs.” The DGHI faculty plans to vote on potential programs this month, and the Fuqua School of Business, which is expected to provide the first DKU degree, a Master’s of Management Studies in Finance, will also discuss its academic programs this month.

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Due to poor weather conditions at the construction site, Duke Kunshan University is now scheduled to open Spring 2013 for students.

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“As people spend more time inside in the dorms, there is a greater opportunity to spread illnesses....” —Duke Student Health director Jean Hanson on illnesses. See story page 3


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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two weeks ago, the FBI arrested Rezwan Ferdaus and accused the 26-year-old Massachusetts man of planning to fly an explosives-laden model airplane into the U.S. Capitol. The plot’s revelation sparked debate over FBI tactics in investigating Muslims and drew attention to the possibility that remotecontrolled aircraft could be used to carry out a terrorist attack. The story did not prompt any renewed soul-searching over whether the legislative branch is prepared to cope with a catastrophic strike, even though it’s been several years since Congress looked seriously at the issue. Ferdaus’s plan, even had it been successful, seems unlikely to have inflicted large-scale damage on Congress. The same could not be said of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, when United Flight 93 may well have been headed for the Capitol before passengers brought it down in a Pennsylvania field.

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Virginian workers’ wage Ukraine sentences former gap highest in 30 years prime minister to prison The gulf between high-wage and lowwage workers has reached a peak in the recent 30 years in Virginia, a report released Tuesday said. The top 10 percent of wage earners in Virginia make almost six times more than than those in the bottom 10 percent, the second-highest in the country.

KIEV, Ukraine — Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko was sentenced to seven years in prison for abuse of power, putting the country’s drive for closer ties with the European Union at risk. The EU is “deeply disappointed” by the verdict, says European Commission spokeswoman.

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Webbe released Student Health prepares for flu season from jail, to appear in court by Autumn Robinson THE CHRONICLE

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The man accused of calling in a bomb threat for the Bryan Center has been released from jail. Renaldo Webbe, a 20-year-old Durham man accused of making false bomb threats on the Bryan Center, has been released from Durham County Jail after he signed himself off on an unsecured bond for $1,000, said C. Scott, an employee in inmate booking in Durham County Jails. Webbe appeared in court Oct. 6 and is expected to appear in court again. According to an arrest warrant, Webbe—a temporary employee at the McDonald’s located in the Bryan Center—was charged with two felonies, one for making a false bomb report and another for making a false report of mass violence on educational property. Officers from Duke University Police Department and Durham Police Department arrested Webbe at his home Oct. 5. Webbe was arrested for allegedly calling the Bryan Center Oct. 1 and reporting the presence of three bombs set to detonate at 1 p.m., according to the warrant. He made a call to the Gothic Bookshop and another to the McDonald’s where he worked. The Bryan Center was closed and evacuated for more than two hours Oct. 1. so that DUPD, DPD and the Raleigh Police Department could search the building by hand with the aid of a bomb-sniffing dog. University officials said they believed the bomb threat to be a hoax from the beginning, said Kyle Cavanaugh, vice president for administration and emergency response coordinator.

As the weather grows colder, students’ temperatures may start to rise. More students visit Duke Student Health in the fall and winter months than any other time of the year, Jean Hanson, administrative director of Duke Student Health, wrote in an email last Thursday. The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services has not reported any flu cases yet this season, Hanson said, but Student Health is currently working to minimize the impact of sickness on campus as the flu season approaches. “In terms of illness, the winter months are busier,� Hanson said. “As people spend more time inside in the dorms, there is a greater opportunity to spread illnesses, especially respiratory or gastrointestinal illnesses.� Student Health had 33,055 patient encounters from July 1,

2010, to June 30, 2011, Kevin Welch, Student Health’s associate director of business and finance, wrote in an email Tuesday. Welch defined a patient encounter as “any time a service is provided to a student,� including clinic visits and phone contact. In the fall and winter, the clinic had 20,847 patient encounters, compared to 7,954 in the spring and 4,254 in the summer, Welch said, adding that this is partially due to fall and winter being the times when the campus is most heavily populated. Hanson noted that not all patient encounters immediately relate to illness. “September is often a busy month as students return from summer break and need refills, testing, etc.,� Hanson said. “April is extremely busy with all our travel clinics as students prepare for DukeEngage or summer study abroad. There are SEE STUDENT HEALTH ON PAGE 7

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worldbeerfestivalsoundoff Locals and visitors flocked to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park Saturday for the 16th annual World Beer Festival, hosted by “All About Beer Magazine.” There, attendees had the chance to try hundreds of beers from breweries varying from Fullsteam to Anheuser-Busch. A number of Duke students, including members of the Fuqua Beer Club and other graduate students, arrived in groups for the event held on a warm October day. The Chronicle’s Taylor Doherty and Lindsey Rupp spoke to a number of the attendees about what drew them to the event. “It’s pretty cool because before I moved out here I didn’t know Durham was a big cultural center for these types of events. Having the World Beer Festival here, you get to come out, and there’s beers from all over the world.” —Bumki Kim, Ph.D. candidate in the department of chemistry

“A lot of people like to come to the day session instead of the night session because they’re worried about them running out of some of those select beers. Some of the really good ones that you wouldn’t get to try any other way are not available come night time. There was one—Siberian Night—that they were only giving teeny-tiny pours because it was expensive and they didn’t bring very much of it.” —Felicia Hawthorne, Ph.D. candidate in the Program in Genetics and Genomics and president of the Graduate and Professional School Council “We also live a 10-minute walk away, so it makes it a lot easier. You just stroll down, get to hang out in the Bulls’ park and try hundreds of different beers—it’s great.” —Joshua Mahlios, Ph.D. candidate in the School of Medicine’s department of immunology

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“My twin brother is in town this weekend, and also the [Fuqua] Beer Club kind of made this a signature event for them, so we got more than a dozen plus people to come down and check out the festival. We know it’s a big happening here, and we’re all passionate about beer, so we got together at Tyler’s Taproom beforehand and kind of hit the scene together.” —Steve Nelson, first-year MBA candidate at the Fuqua School of Business “[I look for] quality and variety. A well-made beer really turns me on.” —Will Bartlett, Raleigh resident “I love beer—beer is my life and passion. Beer is an art form, a universal thing.... There’s a beer out there for you.” —Greg Hirsch, Durham resident, home-brewer, bartender at Geer Street Garden and a volunteer at the World Beer Festival “I think it’s wicked cool. It’s awesome. We need a beer fest in Philadelphia.” —Sarah Noel, Philadelphia resident “I am German, Scottish and Puerto Rican. I made my own lederhosen out of women’s capris, clip on earrings and a purse.... It took about six hours. I had to test it and make sure it was strong enough.... This is my first time at the beer festival. We’ve been trying for three years, but it’s been sold out, so this year we bought tickets on the first day of the sale. I love it. I absolutely love it—plenty of variety and great weather. —Nate Ewing, Durham resident “I always drink Fullsteam. I like their seasonals, the summer basil and the first frost.” —Marie Doklovic, Chapel Hill resident “We’re in the North Carolina brewers tent because we consider ourselves to be brewers—we brew spice sauce…. It’s like family for us.” —Page Skelton, creator of Cackalacky spicy sauce

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JERUSALEM â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Israel and the militant Islamist group Hamas announced Tuesday that they had agreed on an exchange that would free 1,000 Palestinian prisoners in return for Staff Sgt. Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier held captive in the Gaza Strip for more than five years. The consummation of a deal between the sworn adversaries after years of fruitless negotiations reflected the pressures facing both Israel and Hamas at a time of region-wide uprisings and a rapidly shifting Middle Eastern landscape. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had previously warned that a swap for Shalit would free dangerous militants and put Israel's security at risk. But amid a relentless campaign by Shalit's family that won the heart of the Israeli public, Netanyahu ultimately bowed. In remarks Tuesday night, he acknowledged that Israel, which has become increasingly isolated amid the regional tumult, was faced with the stark choice of winning Shalit's freedom now or seeing the chance disappear forever. Hamas, meanwhile, receives a muchneeded boost from the deal at a time when it has been overshadowed by Fatah, its chief rival, which has led a popular bid at the United Nations for Palestinian statehood. By winning the release of hundreds of Palestinian prisoners, Hamas can claim an achievement that had long eluded the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority. Still, the move eliminates one of Hamasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chief bargaining chips in its dealings with Israel. And despite the successful outcome of the Egyptian-brokered negotia-

tions, there was little immediate indication that Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deal would lead to a broader breakthrough in Middle Eastern peace talks, which remain dormant. Both Israel and Hamas were quick on Tuesday to trumpet news of the swap. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If all goes well, Gilad will return to Israel in the coming days, to his family and people,â&#x20AC;? Netanyahu said in public remarks before his cabinet overwhelmingly approved the deal, which had been signed in Cairo by both sides. In a televised speech from Damascus, Hamas leader Khaled Meshal said that 1,000 Palestinian prisoners will be releasedâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;450 within a week, followed by 550 two months later. He said those freed will include 315 serving life sentences and 34 of the longest-serving prisoners. In addition, all 27 Palestinian women held in Israeli jails will be freed, he said. Yoram Cohen, chief of the Shin Bet, Israelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s domestic security service, told reporters that the freed prisoners will not include top Hamas commanders and prominent figures whose release had long been sought by the Islamist group. Those include Marwan Barghouti, a popular leader of the Fatah movement in the West Bank who played a leading role in the second Palestinian uprising and who is serving five life sentences for directing deadly attacks on Israelis. Cohen said more than 200 of the freed prisoners would either be deported abroad or removed from the West Bank to the Gaza Strip. Of the 450 prisoners to be released in the first stage, Cohen said, 280 had life sentences. The exact timing of the releases SEE SHALIT ON PAGE 6

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In addition to a Master of Science in Global Health and various undergraduate courses, the DGHI expects to open up a global health research center, said DGHI Director Michael Merson, who also serves as the interim vice president and vice provost for the Office of Global Strategy and Programs. This center could act as a hub for various research initiatives around China. Merson said these academic and research programs will depend largely on lab space at other Chinese universities—the DKU campus, specifically the incubator building, will act as a research base and a “dry lab” that does not require extensive lab equipment. “A laboratory setup would be at the institutions and the universities with which we are collaborating,” Merson said. “Most of our research on the campus at DKU would be nonlab research.” The extended construction is giving faculty members extra time to assess and develop these academic programs, said Academic Council Chair Susan Lozier, professor of physical oceanography. “Faculty believe programmatic development has lagged behind some, so some would feel a little relieved because we have more room to be deliberate about the programs that go there,” Lozier said. She added that many faculty members’ concerns revolve around which academic programs will be offered, who will teach in China and how academic freedom will be addressed. These issues will be easier to resolve with the extended timeline. Trask added that the delayed opening will require additional construction oversight. Last year, the University approved $5.5 million to be spent on oversight measures, but Trask said the project will now require additional funds, though he did not know the specific amount. He said extensive oversight has been necessary throughout the project because China has different construction standards than the United States, and choices are often made based on cost-effectiveness rather than reliability. “[China] just builds buildings very differently,” Trask said. “There are different views of construction, all of which we have to understand because it’s their building in China, not our building in Durham. It is a public works project in China—it’s not being built the way Duke would be built.”

said, noting the particular process for University business conducted with Trustees’ companies. “When the University does business with companies that are affiliated with Trustees, those transactions are disclosed to the Board through the conflict of interest process and then are reported on the IRS Form 990,” Schoenfeld said. Board Chair Richard Wagoner, former president and CEO of General Motors Corp. and Trinity ’75, and DUMAC President Neal Triplett, Trinity ’93 and Fuqua ’99, both declined to comment. Hassell joined the Board in July. He was named chairman and CEO of BNY Mellon Aug. 31 when his predecessor, Richard Kelly, stepped down. BNY Mellon spokesman Kevin Heine said there is no connection between the lawsuits and Kelly’s recent resignation. Both suits claim that BNY Mellon overcharged customers for processing foreign transactions. They allege that BNY Mellon promised its clients the most competitive transaction rate on any day, but BNY Mellon allegedly charged higher transaction rates, according to the lawsuits. Preet Bharara, the U.S. attorney in New York City, filed a civil complaint seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in penalties. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a civil lawsuit

SHALIT from page 5 was unclear as of late Tuesday. Shalit, a member of a tank crew, was seized in June 2006 in a cross-border attack by Hamas militants who tunneled into Israel from the Gaza Strip and attacked an Israeli army post near the frontier. He has not been visited by the Red Cross or seen since, except in a video released by Hamas in 2009 in which he appeared alive and well. The deal provides Netanyahu with a lift at home at a time when he has been accused of diplomatic inaction and leaving Israel isolated amid sweeping change in the region. “I believe that we reached the best agreement that could be achieved at this time, when storms are buffeting

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on behalf of state clients affected, which seeks $2 billion—the approximate amount the bank profited due to its allegedly fraudulent policies during the last 10 years. Representatives from Bharara and Schneiderman’s offices declined to comment. BNY Mellon said the allegations in the New York attorney general’s suit is based on faulty information and inaccurate analysis, according to press release Oct. 4. The company said the U.S. attorney’s suit is similarly inaccurate. “It fundamentally misunderstands and mischaracterizes the global foreign exchange market and the valuable services we provide to our clients as a principal in foreign exchange transactions,” according to the company’s official statement. “We will fight these claims vigorously and are confident we will prevail.” Heine said BNY Mellon’s communication with its clients, such as Duke, will continue as normal throughout the litigation process. He noted that the suits have prompted discussions about foreign currency transaction services. “The company always has ongoing, regular communication with all of its clients,” Heine said. “It’s important to point out that we feel confident about the benefits of the service and the disclosure about the suits have been clear to our clients.” Heine added that he does not believe a date for a court appearance has been set. the Middle East,” Netanyahu said. “I don't know whether the near future would have enabled us to achieve a better agreement, or an agreement at all, and it is very likely that this window of opportunity created by current circumstances would have closed for good, and we would not have brought Gilad back at all.” Seated before a Palestinian flag and the banner of Hamas, Meshal on Tuesday assumed the mantle of a national leader in his televised speech, declaring the prisoner swap a “great national achievement” for the Palestinian people. He said that the prisoners to be freed were from the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, Israel and abroad, showing “the unity of the of the people, inside and outside.” The prisoner release, he said, was a prelude to the achievement of other national goals—“liberating the land, liberating Jerusalem and the return” of the Palestinian refugees to their former homes in Israel.

ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW OF VICE PRESIDENT FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT RELATIONS Regular reviews of senior administrators of the University are conducted by a committee that completes a performance review and submits a confidential report to the President. Such a committee has been appointed by President Brodhead to review the Vice President for Public Affairs and Government Relations, Michael J. Schoenfeld, who has served in his post since 2008. John Aldrich, Pfizer-Pratt University Professor of Political Science, will serve as committee chair. Other members of the committee include: Ian Baucom (Franklin Humanities Institute); Leigh Goller (Internal Audits); Nina King (Athletics); Sam Miglarese (DukeDurham Neighborhood Partnership); Molly O’Neill (DUHS); Ann Pelham (Duke Alumni Association); and Hank Woods (Annual Fund). An important part of the review process is the gathering of input from the University’s many constituencies. Comments on performance and suggestions for the future are important to the committee’s work. The committee invites you to share your thoughts by email or letter, or communicate orally to any committee member. Communication should include the nature of your interactions with Mr. Schoenfeld. The committee will discuss responses and a summary will be included in the written report to the President. All communications will be kept in confidence by the committee. The Committee would appreciate receiving your comments by October 31. Thank you in advance for your participation in this important process.

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woman after they both left Cowboys, a local nightclub. Throughout the trial and investigation, Simmons described having consensual sex with the woman but denied raping her, Sheffield said. The woman must remain anonymous per Alabama law, Sheffield noted. Based on the womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s statements, the attack occurred between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. Oct. 24, 2009. The woman woke up during the alleged attack handcuffed and gagged, and then became unconscious again, Houston County Sheriff Andy Hughes said in an 2009 interview with The Chronicle. She woke up at 5 a.m. after the alleged assault. Police also found two pairs of handcuffs, a whip, a ball gag, rope and a power device with a nail attached in Simmonsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; car following his arrest, Hughes said. The womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s statements and actions following the alleged attack brought her credibility into question, Sheffield noted. Simmons gave the woman a ride in his car, and the woman left her 12-year-old son and 15-year-old daughter in Simmonsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; care. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why would you get back in the vehicle with the same gentleman? Why would you leave your children with him?â&#x20AC;? Sheffield said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Third, she returned to the bar where this all allegedly happened.â&#x20AC;? The jury was composed of mostly middle-aged mothers and one man. A rape kit with DNA and other evidence pointing to Simmons as the guilty party were also not available to the jury, Sheffield noted. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There was nothing to substantiate her story,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In fact, on cross-examination, after we impeached her on several things, she would not recall [anything].â&#x20AC;? Houston County District Attorney Doug Valeska could not be reached for comment Tuesday, though he told The Dothan Eagle of Dothan, Ala., that he was disappointed with the verdict. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There was no justice today for a rape victim,â&#x20AC;? Valeska said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[Simmons] forgot to pick up all his sex toys to take back with him to North Carolina because heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sure not welcome here in Houston County.â&#x20AC;? The case received much attention in part because the woman, though single at the time of the alleged attack, is married to a staff member in the Houston County deputy sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office, Sheffield said. Nicole Kyle contributed reporting.

also those that are graduating and realize they need that last minute physical.â&#x20AC;? Top reasons that students visit the clinic include immunizations, upper respiratory infections, allergy desensitizations, screening for sexually transmitted infections, coughs and anxiety, Hanson said. The number of students visiting Counseling and Psychological Services increases over the course of the semester, said Jeff Kulley, assistant director for clinical services at CAPS. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had 1,675 students come in last year,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That number is students who came in in-person and did the computer assessment. That number increased from 1,505 the year before.â&#x20AC;? A similar number of students were served via telephone consultations, Kulley said. CAPS visits are counted separately from Student Healthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assessment of patient encounters. The most common causes for students seeking treatment stem from anxiety, self-esteem and procrastination issues,

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Blue Devils edged by Terps, dominate JMU by Valentine Esposito THE CHRONICLE

Although the Blue Devils are off to their best start in several years, they once again could not break through against one of the nation’s elite, falling to a top-10 opponent by one goal for the fourth time this season. Duke split its 2 Terps contests this weekDuke 1 end, falling to Maryland 2-1 Saturday and crush1 JMU ing James Madison Duke 9 9-1 Sunday. The No. 8 Blue Devils (8-5, 2-2 in the ACC) kicked off the weekend against the No. 3 Terrapins (11-1, 4-0). From the first face-off, Maryland had a difficult time maintaining control of the ball, and in its fleeting moments of possession could not penetrate the stonewall Blue Devil defense. Luckily for the Terrapins, though, they only needed two opportunities to secure the win. The first came eighteen minutes into the game, when Jemma Buckley scored

from six yards out off a penalty corner, giving Maryland a 1-0 lead. Duke responded early in the second half when freshman forward Martine Chichizola tapped in a pass from sophomore Caashia Karringten. But Buckley’s second chance secured another goal and the win for the Terrapins on a shot off another penalty corner in the 61st minute. Duke had its share of opportunities to score an equalizer, outshooting the Terrapins 15-9 and earning 10 penalty corners to Maryland’s six. “I think we were pleased with our performance. I think it was another step forward for us,” senior Rhian Jones said. “If you look at the stats or watched the game, it was clear we dominated.” In its matchup with James Madison (5-7) the following day, the Blue Devils did not have time to dwell on the narrow loss, but it was clear the team was not willing to let opportunity escape them twice in one weekend. Duke was able to secure a 9-1 blowout win over the Dukes, their highest scoring game since Oct. 25, 2008, when it scored 10 KEVIN SHAMIEH/THE CHRONICLE

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Freshman Martine Chichizola scored her first two goals for Duke this weekend, one in each matchup.

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Duke blows out Wolfpack Disappointment in Chapel Hill by Daniel Carp THE CHRONICLE

Last Friday Duke’s student body welcomed their fall break, but it was NCSU 2 business as Duke 4 usual for the Blue Devils on the soccer field. Duke manhandled N.C. State

4-2 at Koskinen Stadium in a match that was not as closely contested as the final score indicates. With the victory, No. 22 Duke (7-4-1, 3-1-1 in the ACC) extends its unbeaten streak to seven games, jumping back into the NSCAA coaches’ poll for the first time since Aug. 30. It also marks the first victory for the Blue Devils over the Wolfpack

(4-6-2, 1-3-0) under the leadership of head coach John Kerr. “It was a great win, but we are still evolving as a team,” Kerr said. “We’re really hitting our stride.” After surrendering an early goal to N.C. State’s Nazmi Albadawi in the fourth minute, Duke quickly seized back momentum by controlling the tempo and winning possession battles in the midfield. One of the keys to this shift was the play of Riley Wolfe. The freshman, who saw limited playing time as a midfielder early in the season, made his fourth consecutive start as a defender and made crucial contributions on both offense and defense. “It’s a little bit new to me. The coaches and older players have taught me so much,” Wolfe said. A long cross from Wolfe found the foot of striker Andrew Wenger in the 13th minute, who blasted a shot from 15 yards out off the crossbar and into the goal to tie the game. “[Our freshmen] have been fantastic players from day one. They’ve gotten used to the speed of play and the physicality of it,” Wenger said. The Blue Devils added two

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Junior Andrew Wenger racked up his second hat trick of the season against N.C. State.

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Duncan finishes seventh overall by Nicholas Schwartz THE CHRONICLE

CHAPEL HILL—You cannot win a golf tournament on the first day, but you can certainly lose one, as Lindy Duncan and the Blue Devils found out this weekend. Despite a strong second-day tally of one under par Saturday, No. 11 Duke was unable to make up lost ground after a disappointing Friday total of 10-over par, and settled for 10th place at the Tar Heel Invitational, held at Finley Golf Course in Chapel Hill, N.C. The Blue Devils finished with a cumulative total of 15-over par, 23 shots behind winner LSU. “We’re not happy with tenth place. We’re a better team than that talent-wise,” head coach Dan Brooks said. “We just need to stay on track and keep working hard, and we’ll improve.” Duncan, a two-time All-American, looked to continue her winning ways after taking home the Mason Rudolph Fall Preview two weeks ago. Duncan’s personal fortunes mirrored those of the team this weekend, however, and the junior struggled to pull herself out of a disappointing first-day hole. Duncan bogeyed three par-4s

and a par-3 Friday, and only managed two birdies to record a 2-over par total of 74 on a day when the players atop the leaderboard were scoring with ease, with eight golfers posting sub-70 rounds. She played nearly flawless golf the rest of the weekend, however, and stormed up the standings after a round of 68 Saturday, marred only by a bogey on the 376-yard par-4 18th—one of the toughest holes on the golf course. “Lindy’s learning all the time and that’s what I like about her most,” Brooks said. “She’s really gaining knowledge of herself and of the game, and how the game rewards you.” Duncan capped the weekend with a pitch-in eagle on the 330-yard, par-4 seventh. From around 85 yards away from the pin, Duncan lofted a sand-wedge over a large bunker guarding the front edge of the green to just behind the flag, where the ball spun backward into the hole for an eagle two. After playing her final two rounds at a combined 7-under par, Duncan finished in seventh place, just four shots SEE W. GOLF ON PAGE 12


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ITA early test for Duke Cunha, Mengel fall early in Tulsa bracket by Sarah Elsakr THE CHRONICLE

The Blue Devils left for the Riviera/ ITA All-American Championships in Pacific Palisades, Calif. in search of a learning experience. As the first competition of the year, the tournament would serve as the first opportunity for head coach Jamie Ashworth and his young Duke team to see how its new recruits would fit in and to test new doubles combinations. For this reason, Duke had more players in the tournament than any other team, with a total of six athletes competing. Only one, freshman Beatrice Capra, earned an automatic bid to the main draw. Junior Mary Clayton and sophomore Rachel Kahan were placed in the qualifying bracket to win bids to the main draw, and the other three Blue Devils were seeded in the pre-qualifying tournament. The first days brought limited success for the Blue Devils, who were not happy with their results. Junior Monica Gorny exited the pre-qualifying singles bracket after dropping her first-round match and freshman Ester Goldfeld followed soon afterwards with a loss to Vanderbilt’s Lauren Mira in the second round. Sophomore Hanna Mar was the only Duke athlete to make it through to the final round of the pre-qualifying singles bracket where she lost to Virginia’s Maho Kowase. Despite the loss, she received an alternate bid into the qualifying round of the tournament and was able to extend her run. Mar joined Clayton and Kahan, the other Blue Devils who were able to bypass the pre-qualifying play, but none of them were able to make it past the first round. “One of the things this tournament does

is show us what we need to work on,” head coach Jamie Ashworth said, “and we have a lot to work on. Some of [the singles losses] were due to conditioning…. That’s something that usually has not been a problem for us. Right now…players and teams are just outlasting us. We need to focus on finishing points and finishing people off when we have the opportunity.” After a rough beginning in its singles matches, though, the team’s doubles play started quickly. The Blue Devils paired Capra and Goldfeld for their most successful team in the tournament, as the two athletes played their way through a five-match win streak. “[Our doubles combination] definitely worked well,” Goldfeld said. “We really complement each other well and we have really good communication so we definitely made a good team.” The duo suffered a loss in the final round of the doubles qualifiers, which ended the tournament for Goldfeld. But despite the fact that the two did not make it into the main draw, both Goldfeld and Ashworth were happy with their efforts. Although Goldfeld was out after their doubles defeat, Capra went on to play in the main draw for singles, which made her the only Blue Devil left in the tournament at that point. She won her first match of the draw in an upset victory over No. 7 Nicole Gibbs, a 2011 NCAA semifinalist from Stanford. Capra then went on to take a win from No. 16 Danielle Lao of Southern California, 6-1, 3-6, 6-1. With her win, Capra earned entry not only into the quarterfinals, but also into SEE W. TENNIS ON PAGE 12

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Competing for the first national title of the collegiate tennis season, the Blue Devils fell short of their lofty expectations. Sophomore Chris Mengel and junior Henrique Cunha saw their tournaments come to an abrupt end during both the singles and doubles competitions of the ITA-All American Championships this weekend in Tulsa, Okla. “Chris and Henrique were frustrated to lose [in the] second round,” head coach Ramsey Smith said, “but ran into really tough opponents.” Mengel opened his tournament Thursday with a difficult three-set victory over Tulsa’s 51st-ranked Clifford Marsland. Mengel, ranked 49th on the ITA preseason list, cruised to win the first set 6-4. Marsland, playing with home-court advantage, fought back to win the second set 6-3 and force a decisive third set. Mengel kept his composure, though, winning the set 6-3 and advancing to the next round. In his second match, Mengel was downed by Virginia’s Mitchell Frank 7-5, 6-2. Frank, who was named the nation’s top freshman prior to the season, went on the win the tournament with a 6-1, 7-5 victory over Georgia’s Wil Spencer. Cunha entered the tournament as

the No. 3 seed, opening competition with an easy 6-2, 6-2 victory over Southern California’s 15th-ranked Ray Sarmiento. In the second round, though, Cunha ran into trouble, falling to Oklahoma’s 17th-ranked Costin Paval, 7-5, 3-6, 7-5. “[Cunha] had a great first round win,” Smith said. “He ran into the number one player from Oklahoma who lost a really tough three-set match in the semifinals.” In doubles competition, the 15th-ranked pairing of Mengel and Cunha showed that their budding doubles partnership was still a work in progress, falling 8-5 to the Auburn tandem of Andreas Mies and Alex Stamchev. In the consolation bracket after the defeat, they then faced another highly-ranked losing team, the No. 7 duo of Louis Cant and Malte Stropp of Mississippi State. After Cunha and former partner Reid Carleton were ranked No. 1 late last season, the Brazilian junior and his new partner are just 1-3 in doubles play. Despite the losses, Smith is optimistic for both the singles and doubles heading into the important ITA Regional Championships this weekend in Durham. “These fall tournaments give our guys an opportunity to get some wins under their belt,” Smith said. “I’m not worried at all about them [Cunha and Mengel]. They are going to be one of the top teams in the country.”

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more goals before halftime, one from senior Chris Tweed-Kent and Wenger’s second score of the game, to increase their cushion to 3-1. Wenger later added his third goal in the 56th minute, giving him his second hat trick of the season. Duke maintained control of the action for the remainder of the game, only faltering when a defender committed a foul in the Blue Devils’ 18-yard box with 12 seconds remaining in the game. N.C. State’s Albadawi stepped up to the penalty spot and beat goalkeeper James Belshaw

Duke regained its footing in the ACC last weekend with narrow victories over the Cavaliers and Hokies. Christiana Gray led the Blue Devil attack by hitting at a .517 clip for the weekend as she and Sophia Dunworth recorded 37 kills each. Friday in Blacksburg, the Blue Devils (10-6, 4-3 in the ACC) overcame a slow start to sneak by Virginia Tech, 16-25, 25-17, 23-25, 25-17, 15-10. With the Hokies’ defense keyed in on outside hitter Amanda Robertson, Gray stepped up to go 17-for-24 on attacks. The Blue Devils overcame another lost first set to beat Virginia Saturday, 18-25, 25-21, 24-26, 25-17, 15-10. Dunworth and Gray combined for 42 kills and Roberton added 13 kills in an exceptional offensive effort.

for his second goal of the contest. Wenger’s hat trick increased his season total to a nation-leading 15 goals. He also leads the country with 37 points—his nearest competitor has a mere 28. Wenger’s performance earned him ACC player of the week honors for the third time this season, as well as the College Soccer News national player of the week award. “He gives us such a weapon up front,” Kerr said. “He’s always liable to create something on his own or he can build up play. It’s really difficult to defend him.” With the win, Duke moves into a tie with No. 2 North Carolina for first place in the ACC, one point ahead of No. 3 Maryland and No. 25 Virginia.

Men’s golf ties for fifth at PGA West Every Blue Devil shot even par or better on the third and final day at The Prestige at PGA West this weekend en route to a five-man, three-day total of 856 that was good for a fifth-place finish at the Greg Norman Course at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif. The Blue Devils’ eight-under-par total was 24 shots behind winner Oregon and 13 strokes out of fourth place. Duke shared fifth place with San Francisco. Juniors Brinson Paolini and Julian Suri tied as Duke’s top finisher, with three-day totals of 214 that made them part of a four-way tie for 26th place. Paolini was slow out of the gate, with a one-over 73 on the first day, but came back strong on day two with a 69 before carding a round of even par on Sunday. Suri took the opposite approach, with a strong two-under-par round on the first day. He followed that with a 73 on Saturday before recovering a stroke with a Sunday round of 71. Senior Spencer Anderson, who leads the team with five rounds of even-par golf or better so far this season and holds a top-75 ranking, posted a disappointing round of 74 on Saturday and finished one stroke over par for the tournament. Junior Tim Gornik matched Anderson’s score of 217, and they finished tied for 39th, and sophomore Austin Cody brought up the rear for Duke with a three-over 219 despite posting his new season low with a round of 70 Sunday.

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goals against Appalachian State. Six different Blue Devils contributed goals in the game, led by Emmie Le Marchand, who added three to her team-leading total. Tara Jennings recorded two more scores, and Mary Nielsen, Jessica Buttinger and Chichizola added one each. Duke recorded an impressive 30 shots and 9 penalty corners while holding James Madison to just three in each category. “We’re mentally stronger than we were before,” Chichizola said. “Even though we were the better team, we respected the opponent.” Head coach Pam Bustin also noted that the team’s turnaround was really just “a matter of getting back at it.” With back-to-back home games, Bustin was also proud of her team’s ability to adjust its play overnight. “We’re going to find a way to get the result we want,” Bustin said, “and the team feels good about the way they’re playing.”

behind Auburn’s Marta Sanz, who won at 9-under par. Excluding Duncan, Duke labored across course architect Tom Fazio’s tricky 6,285-yard, par-72 design, which leaves little room for error with undulating greens and hazards guarding the landing areas on nearly every hole. As a team, the Blue Devils fired 54 bogeys and six double bogeys compared to just 34 birdies. Sophomore Laetitia Beck paced Duke on the first day with an even-par 72, but missed the second day of play in observance of the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur. Rejoining the team Sunday, Beck lost her touch around the greens and was unable to convert on her chances, recording a team-high 34 putts en route to a 4-over par 76. Despite Beck’s absence, Duke shot its best round of the weekend Saturday and erased nearly all of its deficit with a team score of 287. With only four players, each of the individual scores would be counted in the team total, and according to Brooks, the pressure actually helped the team immensely. “There is a bit of a cushion mentally knowing we can throw out a score [with five players], but when we played without any sense of that everybody stepped up and we had a really good day,” Brooks said. Fellow sophomore Aleja Cangrejo finished in tie for 73rd after struggling to figure out the back nine at Finley. The sophomore played those nine holes of the course at a cumulative 5-over par, and double bogeys plagued her on the front side. Junior Stacey Kim rebounded from her 57th-place finish at the Mason Rudolph Fall Preview to finish in a tie for 29th at 4-over par. Freshman Irene Jung never recovered from a first-day 82 and finished tied for 86th. “I think in some areas that aren’t so visible we are getting better,” Brooks said. “It just isn’t showing up in the numbers yet.”

W. TENNIS from page 10 the 2011 ITA National Indoor Championships in Nov. Capra was finally stopped in the quarterfinals by No. 2 Allie Will from Florida, who defeated her in straight sets to close out her time in the tournament. Capra’s success, along with the results from the doubles matches, was the highlight of the tournament for the Blue Devils. Any disappointment it experienced in the tournament’s early rounds, however, is forgotten as the team looks forward. “I think that I have a good outlook for the season,” Mar said. “Not just for me, but for the whole team. It’s definitely early in the season.... We’re only going to get better by playing more matches.”

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Int’l expansion needs clear motives This August, the Fuqua est-growing economy. Fuqua’s School of Business announced program in Dubai, a major Midplans to partner with the busi- dle Eastern financial hub, will ness school at Nazarbayev Uni- be degree-conferring and thus versity in Astana, Kazakhstan. carries substantial weight of the Weeks later, Fuqua announced Duke brand. Finally, Fuqua’s yet another propartnership in editorial posed expanthe developsion, this time ing country of a Master’s of Management Kazakhstan will not issue Duke Studies in Finance program degrees. Rather Fuqua will adconducted in the United Arab vise NU on its curriculum and Emirates. assist with teaching. Although These two international en- DKU has experienced the highdeavors fall neatly into Fuqua’s est scrutiny in recent months, larger trend of extending its these smaller projects must also influence overseas. The level be critically examined for their of investment in these endeav- motives and potential. ors seems to correlate with the We approve of Astana, financial profitability of the Kazakhstan, as the site of a region. Duke Kunshan Uni- future partnership because versity is the most entrenched Kazakhstan is one of the more and expensive of these projects, stable former Soviet nations . requiring the construction of a As with DKU, political and new campus in the world’s fast- academic freedom should re-

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main top priorities for Fuqua, but we trust that the proactive outreach of NU bodes well for a productive and mutually beneficial relationship. Both the Kazakhstan and UAE initiatives appear less logistically risky than DKU, which can be partially attributed to the fact that they necessitate less of a financial investment on the part of Fuqua. Logistics aside, however, we should still pause to question the philosophical underpinnings of Fuqua’s new endeavors. Administrators have issued subtly different stances on the Kazakhstan and UAE projects. In Kazakhstan, administrators have stated goals of fostering human capital in a developing region, bettering educational opportunities for both NU and Fuqua students

and improving the Kazakh community more broadly. Yet regarding the UAE program, administrators have taken a decidedly less altruistic approach. There seems to be a clear profit motive. In fact, Fuqua Dean William Boulding bluntly stated, “We aren’t just doing this for altruism. We think there is real value we can generate for the business school.” And of course, there are lingering questions about the long-term benefits, humanitarian or financial, that DKU will have in either Kunshan or Durham. Fuqua should elaborate clear goals for this slew of new international ventures and broadcast them to the greater Duke community. Are they to spur international development? Are they to make a

Duke education globally accessible? Are they to improve educational outcomes for students overseas, in Durham, or both? Or are they simply to pour profit into Duke’s coffers? Some of these objectives may conflict. All of them have been partially obscured by piecemeal communication from Fuqua leaders. That these projects are still in the nascent planning stages should not prevent administrators from stating their explicit purpose, be it economic or philanthropic. Right now, the Duke community is receiving mixed messages. Especially in a turbulent economy, rife with student insecurity and uncertainty, overseas expansions should not be taken lightly. The least Fuqua can do is give us a clear picture.

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veryone who has known me for more than watch independent students pay cold hard cash five minutes will undoubtedly identify at to cheer on greeks. The level of unity and spirit least one fact about me: I’m from Cali- among students at LMU, regardless of greek affornia. Not only am I from Califiliation, is noticeably lacking at fornia, but I’m from San Diego, Duke. and I’ll have you know that it has I’ve experienced this divide been scientifically proven to be the firsthand. Through joining a frabest place on Earth. My love affair ternity, I’ve built a lot of friendwith the state is a big joke with my ships, but I’ve seen how fraternifriends. Regardless of the topic of ties can destroy friendships as well. conversation, I always have to give Although the bonds between memmy take on how we do it in Califorbers of one greek organization are scott briggs nia. This weekend, I learned how usually strong, these affiliations as i see it we do greek life in California. can sometimes be discordant as One of my best friends from they relate to interactions between high school goes to Loyola Marymount Univer- organizations. Furthermore, the social scene at sity (LMU) in Los Angeles, and I decided to sur- Duke reeks of an “us versus them” mentality beprise her with a visit over Fall break. As chance tween greek students and independents. To put would have it, Saturday marked the culmination it in terms of “-ive” words, It would be much more of their “Greek Week.” Notice that I said week, constructive if the social atmosphere at Duke was not weekend, implying that there is enough en- more cohesive and less divisive. thusiasm to merit an entire seven days worth of The first step of solving an issue is finding the well-attended events. The final event of Greek root of the problem. As someone who thinks he Week at LMU is known as “Lip Synch,” which always has the right answer, it pains me to say quite frankly sounded kind of boring. I didn’t that I don’t have a definitive solution, because feel like paying $15 to watch a bunch of sorority the problem is a complicated one. Maybe it is girls badly lip-synch to Britney Spears. But, not just a geographic, California-Carolina difference, wanting to rain on everyone’s parade, I decided but I think there is more to it than that. The adto suck it up. When we got there, I was com- ministration at Duke perpetuates a perception of pletely floored. greek students as being “the enemy.” They insist I quickly learned that Lip Synch is one of on pointing out the differences between affilithe school’s biggest events of the year, similar ated and unaffiliated students, and they love to in magnitude to Countdown to Craziness. It scapegoat fraternities in particular. Perhaps fratakes place in the school’s basketball stadium, ternities act in ways that deserve vilification, but the only venue big enough to house visiting I couldn’t tell you whether that is a cause or a alumni and parents as well as a majority of the result of the administration’s actions. It’s a selfstudent population. We arrived an hour early fulfilling prophecy. The more that the adminisand the line was already out the door. Far from tration alienates the greek community, the more my initial perception, Lip Synch turned out to the greek community will rebel. be a three-hour long phenomenon featuring For example, it’s no secret that the administrasix-minute-long dance routines from each of tion is trying to change the social atmosphere at the fraternities and sororities and strolls from Duke. Fraternities and sororities control the social many of the school’s cultural greek organiza- scene, if for no other reason than because they tions. Now, when I say “dance routines,” I don’t have the means by which to do so. The administramean a couple of fraternity brothers go out and tion thinks the easiest way to alter the social atmoDougie for awhile. I am talking about a fully- sphere is to bully the greek organizations. They choreographed and themed routine featuring may have more luck, however, if they try working every member of the organization and multiple with greeks instead of working against them. Putcostume changes. On average, the fraternities ting real effort into events like LMU’s Lip Synch, practice for three hours a day, five days a week which promotes camaraderie among greeks and for six weeks leading up to Lip Synch. Sororities positive interaction with unaffiliated students, practice even longer. I don’t particularly enjoy would be a step in the right direction. dance shows like “America’s Best Dance Crew,” Here’s how I see it: it’s easier to solve probbut Lip Synch was amazing. lems when everyone is on board. The event also made me a bit jealous. It was strange to see fraternities emphatically cheering Scott Briggs is a Trinity sophomore. His column on other fraternities. It was even more unusual to runs every other Wednesday.


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t’s weird that I’m writing this column. I mean, I do write—or attempt to write—a column every other week, but for this one I’m actually using a pencil and loose-leaf notebook paper. It’s pretty strange. I don’t think I’ve handwritten something this long since high school. You know, when we overachievers had to write those pesky and ultimately useless in-class essays back in 11th grade as practice for the A.P. English exam. You see, the only things that I’ve actually written indu ramesh down recently are my midterms hooked on and my physics notes. Most of my class notes have degenerated information into peripheral Word documents, punctured with holes caused by frequent Facebook and Twitter updating. Now I’m sitting on the shore of Summersville Lake, W.Va., filled with endorphins after hiking out a couple of miles for some spectacular rock climbing. The sun is shining and the water glistens as I move my pencil. A faint breeze blows, and my notebook paper rustles to the rhythm of the transitioning green to orange to red leaves, as if with pleasure. Suddenly, a wasp lands on the edge of the paper, stinger positioned aggressively. I run, screaming and cowering, several meters across the shoreline. Nature has its drawbacks. I feel as if this experience—writing with only a gorgeous sunny sky, pristine autumn trees and fresh, cool air to distract me—is surreal, as if I’m living in a pleasant dream. But now, as I put my ideas on paper, I wonder if this life is more real than my Duke one. I have no gleaming lights of my laptop or Facebook, Twitter or Gmail updates to distract me. I’m just myself, one with my pencil and paper, absorbed in writing, nature and reflection. I’m forced to really write now. As I write, I notice a whole new slew of affairs in play. For one, my handwriting is so sloppy! I’ve never really focused on writing this long, and it makes me concentrate on my atrocious penmanship. So used to the clicketyclack of the keyboard, my once-pristine high school handwriting has disintegrated into a scarcely legible chicken scratch. My progress, as I painstakingly write down each word, is so much slower than typing. Yet there’s something so organic about this process. Each letter I put down has its own unique personality, embroidered in its construction, that reflects so many things—style, attention, precision, motivation. By handwriting this column, I mold a document that no one else could create. In a world governed by standards and cohesiveness, this is quite refreshing. As students, we are encouraged to choose the safe solution—the double-spaced, one-inch margin, MLAcitation style, 12-point Times New Roman paper. Otherwise, our work somehow becomes illegible and irrevelant. Few teachers let us create a document that reflects our personality. But each student is different. The sheer act of writing—producing a document with our own penmanship—highlights that difference between every student and gives each piece its own unique personality. And yet, as I sit here, I still feel annoyed. I miss technology; I miss it badly. I yearn for the ease of typing, the clickety-clack of my keyboard. I want Facebook and Twitter and Stumbleupon windows to distract me as I scramble this column together, trying to write as quickly as I can while retaining legibility. I don’t want to deal with these peeving, stupid things—like actually thinking about spelling, or writing down words, or memorizing, or calculating things—I want it all done at the drop of a hat, like I can do on my computer. I’ll get my wish, sort of. In order to submit this column, I’ll ultimately have to type it out on a computer and edit it, and ultimately someone will publish it in the newspaper in the same style and layout as all the others. But then I’ll wonder—how much of the creativity in the process of writing will be lost by its unity with the rest of the paper? Yet, had I used the Internet as a distraction, how much inspiration would I have gained? Technology has definitely allowed us tremendous insights in production and research by cutting down on menial, rote tasks. But look in any Duke classroom—everyone uses their laptops religiously, but most of their efforts are focused on Gmail chats and Facebook updates, rather than on the note taking that predominates in laptop-free classes. And yet, if these laptops were actually used to take notes, note taking would become a much easier and smoother endeavor than handwriting them. Still, this element of distraction might be a small price to pay for the ease and innovation of technology. Nevertheless, as I reflect on writing this column and type it on the computer now, I wonder if the trade-off is worth it. Indu Ramesh is a Trinity junior. Her column runs every other Wednesday.

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make sure to find time for food every time I go close to me. By sitting down and enjoying a dish of home for break. It’s not that I dislike the options chicken and rice and having small talk, I can tell stoin Durham, but without a car, I can only go so far ries and form a connection. Recent trips tell me that within the Durham and Chapel Hill arI’m not the only one who does this, eas (thank you, Robertson bus). There as the line now extends halfway down are times where a friend might drive the block and is full of people having me to new food places, but my “foodie a reassuring conversation about the friends” and “friends with cars” rarely quality of the food. overlap. It’s rough. I’m too strong-willed to believe that But when I go back home, the there is a better place out there and world is my oyster. Living a short bus search elsewhere. Instead, I continualride from New York City exposes me to antonio segalini ly bring the uninitiated to Platters and various different cultures without leavallow them to experience something musings ing a dent in my wallet. I love. The eventually shared passion Each time I come home, however, is addicting, even if they don’t fall in one food stop is mandatory. Whether it is by bus, love with the food right away. train or car, I always manage to head over to my halal And that’s the most important part about it. Excart. I feel obligated to inform those poor souls who ploring is hard, especially when attempting to do it have yet to experience the savory temptation that is alone. It is easy to give up and rest on your laurels, the Halal Guys Cart on 53rd and 6th with the yel- constantly returning to the same groups. The problow bags across from the Hilton Hotel (if you ever lem with this isn’t that this is an unacceptable way go, you’ll know why I used the lengthy description). I to spread culture or expertise, it’s that the onus falls have also heard that some people think all cart foods on the individual rather than the group. Rather than taste the same, to which I reply with a simple “no.” stating that individuals need to wander outside of Stupidity does not deserve a lengthy response. their circles, it is important to push circles to expand. I should preface this discussion by saying I am not I’m not asking for groups to allow random people the average foodie. I target foods that should prob- to join their inner circles, but rather for friends to ably come with a warning from the Surgeon General. push other friends, or for someone asking a person I have a french fry place that has the best dipping involved in extracurricular A to also join extracursauces. They also fry the potatoes not once, but twice. ricular B. Circles can intertwine, and it is often easier It’s glorious. I also forced my girlfriend to take a trip for people to expand their horizons when brought with me to Philadelphia for cheesesteaks. And then in by a friend. there’s my halal stand, which stands above all else. For now I’ll just settle on bringing my friends in to This obsession started when a high school friend New York for Platters. That’s my circle, and I’m going of my introduced me to this halal stand as one of the to expand it as much as I can. greatest things in the world. He rambled on and on, until I finally gave in and went to the city. The food Antonio Segalini is a Trinity junior. His column runs quickly became our go-to destination, an excuse for every Wednesday. a group of us to gather for guys’ nights out. It was a great experience: train or bus into the city, a short walk to Platters, a wait in a line that makes Bobby Flay cry on the inside and the trek back home. Along the way there has been lots of man talks, jokes and even instances of buying matching scarves. Once a Headline misleads readers friend and I even got bamboozled into purchasing To the Editor: a rapper’s mix tape (it’s autographed so my fingers Your headline “Trustee Hassell charged are crossed). We even got our prom dates to let us go with defrauding clients” on Friday, Oct. 7, is after the dance. at best, willfully ignorant, and at worst, deMy love affair with Platters has had its ups and famatory. downs in recent times, too. The current girlfriend Bank of New York Mellon Corp. is the doesn’t really enjoy the food (our relationship has only defendant in civil complaints filed this been strained by this) and I often get tired of being week. Gerald Hassell, Trinity ’73, recently peppered by questions from tourists while trying to appointed as chairman and CEO of Bank of enjoy the meal. But, in the end, I always find myself New York Mellon Corp. has not been accused scheduling that run to 53rd and 6th. of any wrongful conduct—civil or criminal— I often debate why I go to the same food cart evand it is outrageous and unfair for your headery time I’m in the city. It has nothing to do with my line to suggest otherwise. risk aversion—I will try anything once. Instead, my An apology and clarification are in order. reasoning behind the voyages has more to do with a connection to the things I love the most: bad food Sincerely, and worse people. Stuart Barr Platters brings me memories and community, alTrinity ’64, Law ’67 lowing for discussions with friends and a sense of camaraderie. It also is where I bring people that are

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