T H E I N D E P E N D E N T D A I LY AT D U K E U N I V E R S I T Y
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2011
ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTH YEAR, ISSUE 60
Eating disorders a deeply rooted University issue
by Arden Kreeger THE CHRONICLE
players at public universities often serve as ambassadors for their schools to local citizens and the broader public. “If you think about what these universities mean, they certainly do mean research and teaching, but they also mean sports,” Clotfelter said. “The research part of [a] university is a bit forbidding and elitist, but football is not. So this is the human face that perhaps ties citizens to universities in a way that nothing else does.” Schools with particularly prominent athletics programs receive added public scrutiny, however, and a number of other universities join Penn State in facing image challenges following recent allegations of misconduct.
People struggling with eating disorders will soon be able to tap into treatment online. The Duke Center for Eating Disorders plans to offer patients suffering from eating disorders with an alternative, remote-access treatment option. The new Webbased treatment program will provide care to families who cannot afford treatment or access treatment. Duke students will also have access to the program. “Unfortunately, I think college is an environment in which eating disorders seem to emerge for a lot of people,” DCED Director Nancy Zucker said. “You’re going to see people who are perfectionists and achievement striving. At [academically rigorous] institutions, you’re going to find a bad combination for a lot of [people].” Many Duke students struggle with disordered eating at a level that does not meet clinical criteria for a specific disorder, wrote Gary Glass, assistant director for outreach and developmental programming at Duke’s Counseling and Psychological Services, in an email Thursday. Although less than 100 students were diagnosed with a clinical disorder last year, CAPS saw more than 600 students with some type of disruptive relationship with food and their bodies, wrote Paula Scatoloni, senior coordinator for eating disorder treatment and social work training at CAPS, in an email Wednesday. Duke’s program will be based partially on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s pilot model, which includes daily surveys to monitor symptom severity. Zucker said this type of ongoing screening could help ensure
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Folk singer Annie Crane performs at the Broad Street Cafe Thursday evening.
Managing an athletics crisis Administrators, experts discuss challenges in wake of Penn State scandal by Taylor Doherty THE CHRONICLE
The shocking allegations revealed at Penn State last week are a reminder of the crisis management required by universities when something related to athletics goes awry. For many schools with NCAA Division I programs, athletics is a core function of the universities even if this role is not explicitly defined in their mission statements, said Charles Clotfelter, Z. Smith Reynolds professor of public policy and author of “Big-Time Sports in American Universities.” At public universities like Pennsylvania State University, media attention can be crushing following an athletic scandal because, as Clotfelter added, coaches and
A new face of homelessness
DURHAM’S HOMELESS PART 1 OF 3
by Caroline Fairchild THE CHRONICLE
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The Genesis Home is a transitional homeless shelter for Durham families in need.
Kenya Jacobs is a registered nurse, but the combination of failed relationships and a stalled economy has forced her and her two sons into homelessness. Living in a one-bedroom apartment with sons Michael and Malik, a friend and her friend’s son, Jacobs moved to Durham after ending her marriage of 20 years. With very little money and no family to turn to, Jacobs and her youngest son relied on the Durham Interfaith Hospitality Network—a nonprofit dedicated to helping the homeless—to find housing. “A lot of people would look at me and say, ‘You are a nurse—how can you not have a place for you and your children?’” she said. “There were even some [churches] who didn’t understand.... But the people at IHN became my family, and that’s where my homeless journey began.” Durham’s homeless population currently
stands at 652 individuals—one of the largest homeless populations in the state, according to the most recent Point-in-Time survey. This is an increase from the 590 homeless individuals reported at the onset of the economic crisis in 2008. As the pains of slow economic growth are felt across Durham, local organizations have noticed a shift in the socioeconomic makeup of the city’s homeless population, said Lanea Foster, a consultant for the city and coordinator for homeless services in Durham. “The working class poor people are becoming the homeless people,” Foster said. “This is a different homeless population. These people have worked; they do have diplomas; they are not all substance abusers or mentally ill.” Despite finding a job after six weeks at IHN, Jacobs said she still faces homelessness every day working at Lincoln Community Health SEE HOMELESS ON PAGE 7
Blue Devils battle Davidson, Page 9
“It’s nice to see people come together, especially on a matter as important as our children’s future.” —June Atkinson on education. See story page 3
652 people Number of homeless people in Durham
44 families Number of homeless families in Durham
3,000,000 people Number of homeless people nationwide
Kerr hopes to continue ‘fun’ season, Page 9
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Wall Street protestors fail to disrupt stock exchange
Occupy Wall Street demonstrators, whose attempts to disrupt the New York Stock Exchange were rebuffed by police, took their protest against income inequality to Union Square and the subway system Thursday. More than 1,000 demonstrators filled the Financial District near the NYSE and Zuccotti Park, the movement’s symbolic home since protesters began camping there Sept. 17. Metal barricades blocked streets, and workers were asked to show identification to enter. The market opened on time, and transit officials reported no disruptions to subway service. Participants later headed north to join students rallying against college indebtedness as police on foot and on motorcycles tried to keep the streets clear. Shoppers in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood stared from store windows and snapped pictures. Protesters later planned to rally at Foley Square.
onschedule at Duke... Fall Seminar Series LSRC A312, 10-11:30a.m. Nick Hanley, professor at the University of Stirling and the final speaker in the seminar series, will speak about ecosystem services and estimating economic values.
AAAS Information Session
California court addresses Nieto reveals intentions to same-sex marriage case open Mexican oil resource A California court cleared the way for federal appeals judges to render a highly anticipated decision on whether the state’s ban on same-sex marriage violates the U.S. Constitution. The California Supreme Court ruled that proponents of the ban have the legal standing to defend it in court.
NEW YORK — The leading contender to win Mexico’s presidency next year, Pena Nieto, says he’ll stake his administration’s success on attracting private investment to the country’s oil industry and eventually pave the way for selling shares in Petroleos Mexicanos to the public.
Teer 203, 11:30a.m.-1p.m. Attendees will learn about the AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships and selecting assignments in Congressional offices over free pizza.
Real Naturalism Talk West Duke 202, 3:30-5:30p.m. Galen Strawson, professor of philosophy at University of Reading, will talk about realism as the first principle of genuine naturalism with respect to consciousness.
Movie: Crazy, Stupid, Love Bryan Center Griffith Theater, 7-9p.m. Freewater Presentations will be hosting a free showing of CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE, starring Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling.
TODAY IN HISTORY
Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action. — W.J. Cameron
1863: President Lincoln travels to Gettysburg.
“Krzyzewski won 700 with ease, earning the victory at home to bring the Blue Devils to 6-0 on the season. The 20042005 Blue Devils were carried by J.J. Reddick, who averaged 21.8 points per game that season and scored his 1,200th career point in the landmark Krzyzewski victory.” — From The Blue Zone bluezone.dukechronicle.com
Beni Local Festival Bolivia
Flag Day Uzbekistan
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Virginia Tech associate professor Dennis Hong takes a picture with CHARLI (Cognitive Humanoid Autonomous Robot with Learning Intelligence), left, and CHARLI-2. These robots were built in 2008 by Hong and his graduate students with $20,000 in seed money.
Mickey Mouse’s Birthday United States of America
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Flu Crew battles disease New program to expose high with early detection school students to college classes by Patton Callaway THE CHRONICLE
Flu Crew fever has swept through East Campus. For three years, Duke undergraduates have participated in a scientific study that tests a genomic early-detection technology for viral illnesses, such as the flu. The Flu Crew team, led by Dr. Geoffrey Ginsburg, director of Genomic Medicine in the Duke Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy, has sought volunteers for the project, which has since expanded to study bacterial infections and other types of pathogens. More than 400 freshmen are currently participating in the flu study this year by answering a daily questionnaire posted on Blackboard. Ultimately, researchers would like to be able to identify sick individuals before symptoms occur. “If we are successful, this will be something that will have a major impact on public health because early detection on a number of diseases and illnesses can lead to much more effective therapeutic treatment,” Ginsburg said. Duke freshmen participate in the experiment to provide real world application of data that researchers initially discovered in a laboratory. The participants answer eight questions about how they are feeling each day, and researchers score their responses to determine whether they are developing an illness. If a participant scores above a certain threshold, Flu Crew
members seek out the individual to evaluate his health, take blood samples and find out who else may have come in contact with him. Flu Crew leaders Brad Nicholson, head of the molecular epidemiological research lab at the Durham Veterans Administration Hospital, and Christopher Woods, associate professor of medicine in the infectious diseases division of the Duke School of Medicine, help Ginsburg analyze the samples. Because diseases spread quickly in residence halls, the flu study helps recognize infected individuals and isolate the illness before it spreads, Ginsburg said. Participating in the flu study also makes students more attentive to their health, so they can recognize when they are beginning to develop symptoms. “I was sick a few months ago, and the flu study helped me recognize it and schedule a doctor’s appointment,” freshman participant Paige Morschauser said. “I was so swamped with schoolwork that, if not for those questionnaires, I probably would not have bothered to take the time to make an appointment.” This study is part of a larger project led by the Duke Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy with funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency of the U.S. Department of Defense. The U.S. military is particularly interested in the research because early detection of diseases SEE FLU CREW ON PAGE 8
by Chinmayi Sharma THE CHRONICLE
A new education program will introduce students to college courses while they are still in high school. Spearheaded by Gov. Bev Perdue, the recently launched Career and College Promise program strives to better prepare high school students for college or technical school after graduation. The initiative will allow eligible students to earn college credits, tuition free, while still in high school. The credits can then be transferred to participating North Carolina higher education schools. The program is scheduled to begin Spring 2012. “This is as much for the students who have set a high bar of achievement for themselves as for the ones we fear will fall through the cracks,” said June Atkinson, North Carolina superintendant of public instruction. “This is meant for all youth, the adults of tomorrow.” The program provides three pathways for students—college transfer, technical careers and Cooperative Innovative High Schools. The first two tracks allow participants to earn tuition-free credits to put toward college or technical school, and the third option lets students take college courses as early as their freshman year. To qualify for the first two tracks, students must be high school juniors or seniors with a 3.0 GPA and demonstrate eligibility in specified placement exams. The third track requires that students be
enrolled in high school and have access to a cooperative innovative high school approved by the N.C. Board of Education. “All students can benefit from this given today’s economic and professional climate,” Atkinson said. “The jobs are there, but the people who are willing to do these skill-based technical or entrylevel jobs do not have the skills for them. It’s not for lack of interest. It’s not their fault.” Atkinson added that 18,000 students enrolled in technical career courses in state community colleges this past year. She believes this number is indicative of wide interest for technical professions in North Carolina. Some high schools have already implemented steps to help students achieve a skill-based education. “We have a very vibrant and successful commitment to an existing program of courses within [the] Career and Technical Education [department] that has proven to keep students engaged and motivated,” said Hans Lassiter, principal of Hillside High School in Durham. Hillside High School offers a basic Microsoft IT Academy course, which teaches proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, Lassiter said. The school also offers business and finance courses, where students are engaged in a cross section of courses in both traditional and career SEE COLLEGE CREDIT ON PAGE 8
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Council hears DKU degree presentation by Raisa Chowdhury THE CHRONICLE
Academic programming for Duke Kunshan University is moving forward. The Fuqua School of Business proposed a Master of Management Studies degree program for Duke Kunshan University to the Academic Council at its meeting Thursday. Fuqua Dean William Boulding presented on and fielded questions from the council about the proposed degree. The program, which was approved by Fuqua faculty last month, is similar to the MMS program offered in Durham. Students will spend their Summer and Fall semesters in Durham and will travel to China for the Spring semester. Fuqua expects the first class to matriculate summer 2012, arriving at DKU Spring 2013—when the campus is expected to open. The council will vote on the degree program at its Dec. 1 meeting. If approved, the proposal will then be reviewed by the Board of Trustees. “[It] makes our program here better and stronger by going [to DKU] in the Spring semester and finishing what we’re doing there,” Boulding said. Boulding encouraged council SEE COUNCIL ON PAGE 16
Panelists address NGO-military relations in post-conflict situations by Andrew Luo THE CHRONICLE
Collaboration between civilian organizations and the military is crucial in providing support to fragile and post-conflict areas, panelists said Thursday evening. Representatives from military and developmental civilian groups discussed both the challenges and potential benefits of working together in relief operations. As the latest installment in the Sanford School of Public Policy’s Rethinking Development Policy Lecture series, the panel addressed key policy issues to a large audience. The differing roles of military and nongovernmental organizations complicate collaboration efforts in post-conflict areas, said Chris Seiple, president of the Institute for Global Engagement, which promotes sustainable religious freedom around the world. “There are differences in the overall goals of the military and NGOs,” Seiple said. “For example, while the military brings security and instant reconstruction, NGOs raise situational awareness and provide measures for effectiveness.” Seiple also emphasized the importance of breaking down barriers for communication and cultural understanding. In order to engage in global challenges, one must understand the partners with whom he is working, he said. Ron Johnson, senior policy adviser at the North Carolina-based independent research institute RTI International, emphasized the role that NGOs play in not only disaster relief projects but also government
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Chris Seiple, president of the Institute for Global Engagement, speaks about military and NGO culture. stabilization programs, relating back to his work experience in Iraq. “Through the eight years I spent working in Iraq, we were involved in restoring institutional structures and establishing constitutional and legal structures within the local communities,” Johnson said. “We were focused on the long-term perspective and horizons.” The same kind of long-term assistance is needed in disaster relief regions as well, but there are different considerations such as geography, Johnson noted. The military offers its own unique per-
spective when looking at post-conflict areas, said Lt. Cmdr. Dan Straub, U.S. Navy surface warfare officer. In his presentation, Straub stressed the role that the military plays in security, the perceptions and misconceptions that the public has about military operations and the need to find common ground between NGOs and military operations. “There’s often this misconception that the military is ‘in charge’ when entering post-conflict regions,” Straub said. “Rather, SEE PANEL ON PAGE 16
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Police stop Obama assassination attempt Gold miners in Peru threatened by trade practices by Paul Duggan
THE WASHINGTON POST
by Margot Tuchler THE CHRONICLE
Miners in Peru may be risking more than the value of the gold they’re digging for. Research led over the course of two years by Jennifer Swenson, assistant professor the practice of geospatial analysis in the Nicholas School of the Environment, revealed that as gold prices have increased, so have deforestation and the deposition of mercury in the atmosphere and water sources in the Amazon—particularly Peru, where the research was conducted. The deposits pose dangerous health risks for miners. “We knew that there was a lot of uncontrolled gold mining just by reading the papers,” Swenson said. “It looked like it was [on] a pretty grand scale, so that’s what made me go in and download the satellite images. And I found that they’re tearing up the forests and poisoning the waterways with mercury at a pretty alarming rate.” Assisting with the imagery was Catherine Carter, Nicholas ’10 and an environmental scientist with consulting firm Tetra Tech Inc. Carter said she took a course on remote sensing taught by Swenson in which she focused on image analysis. Through these images, it became clear to the research team that huge plots of land were being torn up for mining. Nicholas School professor Jean-Christophe Domec explained in an email Thursday that the yields for gold are low, so large expanses of forest need to be destroyed to acquire small quantities of the precious metal. Swenson said the gold mining process depends on mercury—the substance at the root of the health problems. “They use it to separate the gold because it amalgamates with the gold, but a whole bunch is washed off and it goes into waterways and sediments,” she said. “To separate the gold from the mercury... they burn the mercury off and that goes into the atmosphere.” In addition to the toxicity being created in the air and in water sources, she noted, miners are often breathing in mercury directly as they blowtorch it off the gold. Swenson noted that these consequences are difficult to control because of the nature of gold mining in Peru. “The majority of the mining in the region is artisanal in nature and most of it is unregulated,” she said. “Nobody really knows which mines actually have legal claims.... People just tend to mine where there’s gold. It’s remote rainforest. Most of the mining rights aren’t processed yet.” Deforestation has led to a number of negative consequences, both locally and on a broader scale, Carter added. “With deforestation there’s always concerns about carbon released into the atmosphere... promoting climate change,” she said. “Whether the amount [of carbon] we’re seeing in Peru from gold mining will contribute to that in a significant amount, I’m unsure, but more important is the habitat that [the] forest provides for biodiversity. So if deforestation is occurring there and these critical habitat areas are being fragmented, it’s a threat to biodiversity.” In addition, Carter said she is especially concerned about the contamination of water, particularly in the nearby town of Puerto Maldonado. “A huge concern of mine is water quality and the job I have right now is focused on surface water management,” she said. “[I’m concerned about] how their fish consumption is leading to mercury contamination in the humans.... It’d be cool if more studies could be done on that.” Swenson pointed to the difficult situation faced by the people mining in Peru. She said that the majority of the Peruvian miners are likely poor migrants who have few options for employment besides prospecting. “I haven’t seen... data on this, but they’re getting flakes of gold,” she said. “They’re not getting rich nuggets so I don’t know if anyone’s getting rich, but they’re surviving. So it’s a tough decision, because if you take that means of surviving away I’m not sure what their next jobs [are] going to be. It’s a sticky issue.”
In the past year, authorities say, Oscar Ramiro OrtegaHernandez became more and more agitated. Louder and louder, his mind warned him that the government was plotting against him. As he saw it, one man personified the threat: President Barack Obama. About a month ago, Ortega-Hernandez, 21, abruptly left his home in Idaho Falls, Idaho, climbed into his 1998 Honda Accord and drove away without explanation, acquaintances there later said. One of them knew that Ortega-Hernandez owned a powerful rifle. This person “looked in Ortega-Hernandez’s room for the gun,” a federal agent wrote in a court affidavit. “And the gun was not there.” Last Friday night, law enforcement officials allege,
Ortega-Hernandez stopped his black, four-door Honda near 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, about 750 yards from the south face of the White House. He had traveled 2,200 miles. In the car, they say, he had a loaded, Romanian-made Cugir SA semiautomatic rifle equipped with telescopic sight, three spare magazines filled with 7.62x39mm ammunition and several boxes of bullets, along with brass knuckles and an aluminum baseball bat. What possessed him? The acquaintances later reported that Ortega-Hernandez had told them that he “needed to kill” the president, that Obama was “the devil” and “the anti-Christ” and that he “will not stop until it’s done.” Just past 9 p.m., authorities say, he aimed the rifle out of a window of his car, toward the White House. SEE ASSASSINATION ON PAGE 16
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SCANDALS from page 1 In August, a University of Miami booster was accused of providing benefits violating NCAA rules to dozens of athletes over the course of nearly a decade and with the knowledge of some of the program’s coaches. Ohio State University’s football program faced allegations that players sold memorabilia for benefits, including tattoos. And not far from Duke’s campus, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s football program self-imposed two years of probation and vacated two seasons of victories in September following an NCAA investigation related to accusations that players engaged in academic misconduct and received impermissible benefits. John Burness, former senior vice president for public affairs and government relations at Duke, said he thinks allegations that former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky sexually abused young boys would likely not have received such intense media attention had the charges involved a member of the faculty in an academic department, such as physics. Athletics’ value at a university can be measured beyond titles and loyal campus fans. Universities with major athletics programs often make considerable financial investments in their teams. Duke athletics’ budget is just under $65 million this year, according to figures provided by Executive Vice President Tallman Trask. He noted that there are seven or so other large football programs that spend close to or more than $100 million annually. In the 2010-2011 fiscal year, Duke athletics generated $46 million in revenue: $12 million from its conference, $8 mil-
lion in ticket sales, $20 million from endowment and gifts and $6 million in auxiliaries and other revenue. The University subsidized the remaining $15 million of the $61 million budget. The University’s monetary contribution is indicative of how essential Duke athletics is in the community. Duke athletics plays an important role in introducing outsiders to Duke and keeping alumni and students connected to the school, said Michael Schoenfeld, vice president for public affairs and government relations. The University monitors a wide array of indicators that demonstrate the impact of athletics ranging from television ratings to anecdotal evidence of the benefits, he added. Crisis management Penn State leadership now faces the issue of managing public relations to protect the university’s long-term interests, a challenge not entirely different from the one some of Duke’s top leaders faced during the 2007 lacrosse case in which three players were falsely accused of rape. In fact, The Philadelphia Daily News and The Patriot News, the daily newspaper in Harrisburg, Pa., both ran stories last week that referenced the case. “I’ve lived through something which is different, but it’s not that different,” Trask said of the allegations at Penn State. “Lacrosse was not fun.... When athletic episodes end up on the front page of The New York Times, The Washington Post and The [Los Angeles] Times, they’re usually not positive stories.” Trask said it would be difficult to give advice to those at Penn State because the story’s details as told by the media seem to change each day. Burness, who oversaw Duke’s public relations efforts during the lacrosse
incident, began his response by noting that he—like other top administrators— cannot speak about the lacrosse case because of ongoing litigation. In reference to the Penn State story, he said officials should take the time they need to sort through the details before making public disclosures. “The most important thing you can do is make sure you have as much accurate information as you can before you say anything,” Burness said. “You need to be clear about what you know and what you don’t know and have to sort of get your values out there.... The dilemma frequently is that you don’t have complete information.” He noted that a crisis like this one consumes the attention of top administrators. He declined to comment on specifics of his role during the Duke case but noted that once it began he “did nothing for virtually a year besides lacrosse.” Representatives from Penn State’s public relations office did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The impacts of scandal Schools with NCAA programs will wait
to see how the Penn State allegations will affect the college sports landscape. Scandals can leave a lasting impact on a campus. Even now, the Duke lacrosse case remains a sensitive topic on campus. In addition to the administrators who cannot speak as a result of the remaining lawsuits, a number of professors who are free to speak about the case chose not to comment because they said they preferred not to rekindle the anger evoked by its discussion. Steve Baldwin, a professor of chemistry who was critical of the administration during the lacrosse case, recently joined the University’s athletics council. Baldwin said he was recently interested in having Academic Council’s executive committee discuss lessons learned from the case, but some opposed the idea of stirring the pot once again. “Basically, that’s what’s said. We bring up the word lacrosse, and everything shuts down,” Baldwin said. Clotfelter said that if he were still working on his book, the Penn State case would require significant discussion. In fact, he noted that if the allegations are true, this might go down as the biggest scandal in college athletics history.
HOMELESS from page 1 Center. The center provides affordable care to those in the Durham community. “I have worked with people who are homeless but are just not considered homeless because they can sleep on someone’s couch with all their kids,” she said. “If I can go to my job, and I can find two of my coworkers who are homeless, can you imagine the amount of people in Durham who are actually homeless with nowhere to go?” Years on the brink Devirtis Marsh, her husband Gilbert and their 1-year-old daughter Devasia became homeless for the third time after Gilbert lost his job this October. Chronically homeless since 2007, Gilbert and Devirtis are actively seeking employment but have had a difficult time finding legitimate work. Their homelessness made the couple more desperate to find work and vulnerable to employers who duped them into working temporary jobs without pay. “People think homeless people are homeless because they want to be, they are lazy and they don’t care,” Devirtis said. “That doesn’t fit us. We have so many things we want to do. We just don’t have the money to do it. It’s not that we are lazy; we work real hard. We have just had a hard time with the economy the way it is.” The Marshes are still living at the local emergency shelter Urban Ministries, Inc.— just one of a few shelters that the family has frequented. Peter Donlon is the director of programs at Urban Ministries, which serves about 6,000 people annually. Donlon said he began to see an influx of professional couples and families in 2008. “One family comes to mind who was working and had a child,” he said. “They had leads on jobs and were smart people, but they had lost their housing and had couch surfed for friends. They had their car but no place to go.” The new influx of working class poor people turned homeless are making the city rethink its overall strategy to combat the issue effectively, Foster said. “These people are not used to the system—they are used to working,” she said. “We are trying to teach people how to man-
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age money better and live independently.” The transition into homelessness is one that occurs after years of buildup and typically numerous attempts to escape the fate. After breadwinners lose their jobs, many families experience a “lag effect,” said Mary McGuigan, director of development for Genesis Home, a transitional homeless shelter for families. Exhausting their financial resources while cutting their expenses, families spend years on the brink before ultimately ending up homeless, she said. “You’ve depleted your savings; you’ve probably already run out your welcome with friends; and family and then finally you get to the shelter,” she said. “That is the face of homelessness that we are seeing. The jobs that sustained certain families, after downsizing, just don’t exist anymore.” ‘No one face of homelessness’ Many people think the homeless population in Durham just consists of the men with the sign out on U.S. 15-501, McGuigan said. Although they represent a part of the homeless population in Durham, McGuigan noted that they are not nearly the entire population, which is 20 percent homeless families and 13 percent children. Working with homeless families in Durham every day, IHN Executive Director Catherine Pleil said her clients are far from the stereotypical image of the homeless. “There is no one face of homelessness,” Pleil said. “Every homeless person is a unique individual with unique needs. They are special and deserving of our respect.” Michael Currington, a former guest at Urban Ministries who is now head of security, said that many people do not realize the large number of families and working class individuals that Urban Ministries and other shelters serve. These misconceptions about the homeless population in Durham lead to a lack of funding, which makes it difficult to adequately serve the demonstrated need. “It is easy to say that most people are homeless today because of drugs and alcohol, but with the way the economy is right now, that is simply not true,” Currington said. “We have a waiting list of over 50 families who we have to turn away every day because we have no place for them to go.”
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of men who don’t look very healthy on campus, but getting them to come in is a different matter,” Zucker said. that patients receive enough treatment. Scatoloni said the stigma associated The program gives increased options with eating disorders and the perception to parents. The program will be analo- that only women struggle with them disgous to an online education course, courages males from seeking help. where parents of participants can find CAPS increased its efforts to combat tools for managing their child’s illness— some of the social norms and common regardless of the parents’ proximity to a mindsets associated with disordered eattreatment center. ing through programming initiatives. “Getting [students’] parents involved CAPS converses with student groups to in this [program] can help the parents start conversations about harmful trends feel supported at home, and [be] more as a part of CAPS’ larger goal of facilitatsupportive of their children at Duke,” ing discussions acknowledging perfecZucker said. tionism with“Even when “I’ve been seeing increasing numbers in the Duke their child community, of men who don’t look very healthy Glass said. is away at school, par“Oncethe on campus, but getting them to ents can be discussions come in is a different matter.” very helpful [about these in the treatstart, — Nancy Zucker, issues] ment prothe students’ cess.” director, Duke Center for Eating Disorders c o l l e c t i v e The prointelligence gram, howemerges,” ever, should not serve as a substitute for he said. “They are able to recognize what intensive care, Scatoloni said. has been hurting, frightening and infuriat“When students need an intensive level ing about their experience, inspiring each of care, we generally encourage them to other to make some changes.” leave school so that they can focus 100 Last Thursday, DCED hosted an art percent on their recovery,” Scatoloni said. show and silent auction to raise money “We feel that it is very difficult to manage to fund its online treatment option. The the demands of college with the demands event also educated people about the reof treatment, [since] we are unable to pro- alities of eating disorders. vide aspects of intensive treatment, like “One [purpose of the event] was just to meal support, in an outpatient setting.” raise awareness about eating disorders and High expectations and an emphasis on to kind of create a forum where people... appearances can help foster an unhealthy could say, ‘I feel strongly about this issue; I relationship with food. believe in this issue; I’m not afraid to take “Most of [these social norms] have to ownership of my own experience with eatdo with perfectionism and prevention of ing disorders,’ in a casual environment failure,” Glass said. “This leads to a social that was fun and artistic,” Zucker said. climate where fear is pervasive and often Katie Seiz, a local artist who donated not even recognized as fear. Attractive- five pieces to the auction, said the event ness is defined within such narrow param- was particularly meaningful for her, addeters, and for women this is particularly ing that she struggled with an eating disthreatening because they are so often ob- order in high school. jectified to the degree that how they look “[Eating disorders] are something that is highlighted more than who they are as people don’t really want to talk about,” human beings.” Seiz said. “[The auction] is an opportuniAlthough mostly females reported eat- ty to be comfortable in that environment ing concerns, men are also prone to dis- and display your artist statement and say, ordered eating. ‘This is why I’m doing this. This is an im“I’ve been seeing increasing numbers portant cause.’”
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would help the military continuously evaluate its soldiers and make sure that they have “warfighter readiness,” Ginsburg said. “I was interested in this study because it affects troops overseas,” freshman participant Emily Holway said. “By participating in the study, we have the chance to help them learn how to prevent sickness in the military.” If successful, the team’s research will be a new, powerful way of evaluating patients in any medical situation— emergency rooms, battle fields, primary care doctors’ offices, nursing homes and
even on Duke’s campus, Ginsburg said. Early detection can ultimately lead to better outcomes and increased effectiveness of therapeutics, he added. The project draws researchers from Duke’s different disciplines, including the Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy, Duke University Medical Center, the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Pratt School of Engineering. “This is an example of the kind of research programs that Duke is uniquely positioned to do because of our commitment to do interdisciplinary research,” Ginsburg said. “It’s a testament to [that] commitment.”
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COLLEGE CREDIT from page 3 and technical paths, he added. “What is the result? Students who graduate prepared for majors in business, accounting, finance and marketing,” Lassiter said. The Career and College Promise program is not expected to cost the state any extra resources, said Teresa Daye, executive director of curriculum, instruction and assessment for Durham Public Schools. The programs necessary for its success already exist within high schools and community colleges, Daye said. “Given that the goal is to have more students eventually prepared to enter the workforce at one level or another, the initial cost may be a fraction of the
return dividends to the state’s economy once students have either gone directly into the workforce or prepared for professional careers,” Daye said. “Cost is relative in the end.” Atkinson added that a formal costbenefit analysis has yet to be completed but is being worked on. Daye noted that the initiative will most likely help economically disadvantaged students who struggle the most with education. It will also help close the “achievement gap” between black and Hispanic students and their white and Asian counterparts, she said. “This is not a controversial issue and has garnered bipartisan support,” Atkinson said. “It’s nice to see people come together, especially on a matter as important as our children’s future.”
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A student receives a flu shot in the Bryan Center.
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The Blue Devils face Georgia Tech on Senior Day at Wallace Wade. PAGE 10 An update on the recruitment of the class of 2012’s Tony Parker.
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RETURN OF THE KING by Scott Rich THE CHRONICLE
After two weeks of counting down to his 903rd career head coaching victory, Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski eclipsed his mentor Bob Knight atop college basketball’s all-time wins list. Now, the focus can finally shift from Krzyzewski’s historic pursuit to his team, beginning with Friday’s contest against Davidson (2-0). And Krzyzewski wouldn’t have it any other way. “I’m glad now we can just move on and just develop our team,” Krzyzewski said after his team defeated Michigan State for his record-setting victory. The No. 6 Blue Devils (3-0) will look to continue that maturation against a Wildcat team that will look much different from when the two teams last faced off in 2009. That Davidson squad, coming off a run to the Elite Eight in the 2008 NCAA Tournament, was led by superstar Stephen Curry, who scored 29 points in a 79-67 loss at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Last season the Wildcats CHRIS DALL/THE CHRONICLE
Mike Krzyzewski is ready to move on with the season after reaching 903 career wins.
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Kerr overcomes knee issues by Tim Visutipol THE CHRONICLE
Kaitlyn Kerr likes to have fun. “I want to have fun,” Kerr said. “And that means winning to me.” She has had more fun than ever this year, as the Blue Devils have had one of their best seasons in history. They set a Georgia school record for vs. wins with No. 3 18, won the Duke ACC regular season FRIDAY, 7:30 p.m. title and are Koskinen Stadium a one-seed in the NCAA tournament. They play Georgia at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Koskinen Stadium for a place in the round of sixteen. But it has not been all fun for the sophomore, who struggled her rookie year, which was
sandwiched between menisc us surgery prior to the season and microfracture surgery after it. Now, Kerr wears a knee brace whenever she plays. “We’ve had people play with this brace, and nobody has ever been able to perform with that brace,” head coach Robbie Church said. “Kaitlyn just straps it on and goes to work. She doesn’t let that slow her down... she doesn’t use her knee as any excuse for anything. She’s a no-excuse person.” According to Church, Kerr was recruited for her hard work and competitiveness, traits that she prides herself on. Because of that, she has had a challenge balancing this drive and resting her knee. “I always want to go 1,000 percent every game, every practice, but I realize that hurts my knee,” Kerr said. “Hard work is my number one thing and I like to be
known for that.” In addition to soccer, she played ice hockey, basketball and softball growing up. In the end she chose soccer, though, citing her 5-foot-5 height as a reason. But despite her short stature and the reduced athleticism due to her knee problems, she has scored a few headed goals this season. “Her timing is excellent,” Church said. “She just attacks it with vengeance.” Kerr is an attacking midfielder with eight goals for the season, five of these being game-winners. These goals and her five assists have led to a place on the All-ACC first team, an honor Church finds very deserving. Despite her many goals, SEE KERR ON PAGE 12
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Chris Tweed-Kent scored the lone goal of Thursday’s game in the 53rd minute. by Danny Nolan THE CHRONICLE
Duke was expecting a test Thursday night in the first round of the NCAA tournament. After 90 minutes 0 GSU of a classic goalkeep1 Duke er battle, Georgia State fulfilled those expectations. Chris Tweed-Kent scored in the 53rd minute and the Blue Devils were able to secure the shutout,
defeating Georgia State 1-0. The Panthers came out firing early, forcing the Duke defense’s hand. Georgia State forward Evan Scott launched a pair of shots on goal during the first 10 minutes, but goalkeeper James Belshaw was able to stop both attempts to keep the game scoreless. The early dominance by the Panthers sparked the Blue Devil offensive attack. Over a 10 minute span, Duke attempted SEE M. SOCCER ON PAGE 11
Morgan prepares for NCAA meet by Sarah Elsakr THE CHRONICLE
Junior Madeline Morgan has been excelling in her sport since she was in the seventh grade. The next year, her success translated into a spot on her high school varsity team. Now, it means getting the chance to run at the NCAA championships in Terre Haute, Ind. When Morgan first started competing in the sport that would later become such a huge part of her life, she was admittedly less than passionate about it. In fact, the junior stated that the main reason she considered competitive running was largely due to the fact that her friends began doing it. But once she got started, she found it hard to stop. “My first cross country season… was when I really got into it,” Morgan said. “It’s obviously something I love doing. A big part of it is being a part of a team… that definitely helps.” Over the years, the support she found from her teammates and
the enjoyment she felt while running combined to change her attitude about competing. Morgan found herself rapidly improving, and as her achievements grew, so did her love for the sport. By the time she finished high school, she had been named Alabama’s Gatorade Cross Country Runner of the Year for two years in a row, received the same award for track and field and won the Nike Team National Cross Country Championships. And those were just a few of her accomplishments, so when she began looking at universities, running was definitely on her mind. “Running was a big part of [why I picked Duke]” Morgan said. “I felt like here was the best place where I’d be able to balance everything that I wanted to do and I wouldn’t feel like I was the only one taking a super-stressful course load because everyone here is. I liked that we were all in it together.” SEE MORGAN ON PAGE 11
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Duke faces Georgia Tech on Senior Day
Blue Devils look to improve rebounding
by Giancarlo Riotto THE CHRONICLE
After dropping last weekend’s game against Virginia, the Blue Devils entered this week of practice understanding that they would again be ineligible to appear in a postseason bowl game. And given Duke’s ever-growing injury report—head coach David Cutcliffe estimated that 16 starters have missed time with injuries this season—it seems fair to wonder how the Blue Devils will approach their matchup with Georgia Tech on Saturday, at 12:30 p.m. at Wallace Wade Stadium. Cutcliffe, however, rejected any notion that his squad would be either too dejected or too injured to compete aggressively against the Yellow Jackets (7-3, 4-3 in the ACC). “There’s plenty of energy, plenty of enthusiasm…. I expect us to play our best game on Saturday, with whomever we have available. That’s the mentality we’re going into this game with,” Cutcliffe said. Duke (3-7, 1-5) will have to contend with Georgia Tech’s unique triple option offense, spearheaded by its super-athletic junior quarterback, Tevin Washington. Washington has thrown the ball just 112 times this season—Blue Devils quarterback Sean Renfree, as a reference point, has attempted 372 passes—but has also rushed for 713 yards and 22 touchdowns. Duke is somewhat prepared to defend the option, having played the Yellow Jackets, Navy, and Army in recent seasons. “We’ve dedicated a lot of time to defending Georgia Tech’s offense since we’ve been here,” Cutcliffe said. “We have a separate playbook that doesn’t sound or look anything like our regular defense [to prepare]…
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YELLOW JACKETS 7-3 (4-3) GT 36.4 PPG 319.5 RUSH/G 141.6 PASS/G 49 TD 7-11 FG-FGA SACKS-YDS 19-120
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Junior quarterback Tevin Washington has rushed for 713 yards and 22 touchdowns this season as a part of Paul Johnson’s tripleoption offense. His favorite target through the air is Stephen Hill, who has 651 yards on 22 catches. and we’ve put some new things in.” The ‘new things’ in Cutcliffe’s mock playbook could very well simulate elements of Georgia Tech’s diversified option attack this season. The Yellow Jackets have surprised opponents with deep passes in traditional running situations, many of which have been reeled in by junior receiver Stephen Hill, who has 22 receptions for 651 yards and four touchdowns. And the Blue Devils are well aware of the danger that Hill poses in SEE FOOTBALL ON PAGE 11
With 25 consecutive wins at home, the Blue Devils are in the midst of the longest home unbeaten streak in Duke history. They will look to add one more win to the record in their home opener against Auburn. In the team’s earliest scheduled starting time of the year, No. 8 Auburn Duke (1-0) plays the Tigers (2-0) vs. Friday at noon. No. 8 The game will Duke take place in what head coach FRIDAY, 12 p.m. Cameron Indoor Stadium Joanne P. McCallie considers college basketball’s No. 8 greatest environDuke ment. vs. “To be in CamWestern eron with our Kentucky fans, I know our team just loves it SUNDAY, 3 p.m. and gets a lot of E.A. Diddle Arena energy from the place,” McCallie said. “The place almost vibrates a little bit and I think gives you a little extra something.” Four freshmen Blue Devils will make their home debuts in Friday’s contest, including former high school co-national player of the year Elizabeth Williams, who will make her first of many starts at home. With an average age of 19 years old, this year’s team has only 78 career starts and represents the youngest Duke squad in a decade. McCallie will rely on sophomore guards Chloe Wells and Chelsea Gray, who share point guard duties for the team, to guide the inexperienced
Blue Devils. Coming off a road win against Brigham Young last Friday, Duke will need a better effort on the boards against an Tiger team that boasts seven players 6-foot-1 or taller. “We better out rebound Auburn,” McCallie said. “We didn’t out rebound BYU, and that still sticks with me from last game.” The Blue Devils will also look to limit the impact the Tigers have from behind the arc. Three-point defense plagued the Blue Devils in their final exhibition game, when they gave up 11 threes to Lander, including eight to a single player. In their last game against Belmont, Auburn hit 10 from beyond the arc. “They’ve got three critical three-point shooters who can fire,” McCallie said. “We need to establish our perimeter and really get serious about rebounding.” Although they were not happy with their rebounding performance last Friday, the Blue Devils did take advantage of an impressive defensive performance by scoring 24 points off 22 Cougar turnovers. Duke will look to continue to pressure the ball and score points in transition while also defending any penetration by talented Auburn ball handlers. Auburn will not be Duke’s only opponent this weekend. The Blue Devils also play Western Kentucky (0-2), and will travel to Bowling Green to take on the Hilltoppers Sunday for their third game of the season. Six-foot-1 seniors Keisha Mosley and LaTeira Owens lead Western Kentucky, with the latter averaging a doubledouble through her first two games. Despite having to face another team only 48 hours after their home opener, the Blue Devils and head coach Joanne P. McCallie remain focused on the task at hand. “We take it one game at a time,“ McCallie said. “We are all Auburn right now.”
Final ACC weekend ahead for Blue Devils by Jackie Klauberg THE CHRONICLE
After ruining Florida State’s undefeated conference record Sunday in an exhilarating five-set match against the top team in the ACC, Duke heads up the Atlantic coast Terps this weekend. It faces Maryland Friday night vs. and then Boston College Sunday. Duke Although the Terrapins and Eagles rank FRIDAY, 7 p.m. at the bottom of the Comcast Pavilion ACC, Duke head coach Jolene Nagel will not Boston College let her team take its opponents lightly. vs. “We’ve got to take care of business going Duke into this weekend,” Nagel said. “Both teams SUNDAY, 12 p.m. have the potential to Power Gym play really well.” Maryland’s strength lies in its defense, which ranks third in the conference—once spot below the Blue Devils—in digs per set. Duke (18-8, 12-5 in the ACC) will look to its depth up front, with four hitters averaging more than two kills per set, to pick apart the
Terrapin defense. Junior setter Remy McBain who ranks seventh in the conference with 9.7 assists per set, will face off against Duke setter Kellie Catanach, who stands second in the ACC with nearly 11 assists per set. The Terrapins (9-20, 3-14) come into the game Friday having been swept by Virginia Tech in straight sets, and fell to Virginia 3-1 this past weekend. Boston College (7-21, 3-14) joined Maryland in having an unsuccessful weekend in Virginia, losing in straight sets to both the Cavaliers and Hokies. The Eagle offense has produced little success this season, ranking last in the conference in hitting percentage, assists, kills and blocks. Boston College senior Brennan Clark is one of the team’s bright spots, whose 5.02 digs per set rank her second in the ACC. The Blue Devils will look to build on Sunday’s win over Florida State as their regular season wraps up with this weekend’s action followed by their third game in five days against Wake Forest Tuesday. “It was great that we played so well this past weekend but we can’t slip up as we go into this weekend’s matches on the road,” Nagel said. “We’ve got to keep our focus on competing and getting the job done because this is when the NCAA tournament committee is going to be analyzing everyone’s play.”
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Sophomore Chloe Wells (above) and classmate Chelsea Gray will lead a young Blue Devil team this weekend.
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unsuspecting situations. “Hill is a rare physical specimen,” sophomore cornerback Ross Cockrell said. “This year, they’ve just been throwing the ball up to him, allowing him to use his size and athleticism over shorter corners and safeties for touchdowns. He’s gained a lot of yards doing that on [situations like] second-and-short.” Although Georgia Tech’s offense will challenge Duke both in the air and on the ground, the Yellow Jackets’ Achilles’ heel this season has been its rushing defense, ranked third-to-last in the ACC. Blue Devils’ running back Desmond Scott, who was held to just 14 yards on five carries against Virginia, should have an opportunity to rebound on Saturday. The junior running back had made significant strides since recovering from his early season injury and returning against Florida State, averaging 5.7 yards on 42 carries in the four games leading up to the Virginia contest. But a core component of Duke’s offensive attack will remain in flux, as Cutcliffe refused to name a starting field-goal kicker in his Tuesday press conference. Injuries have rendered preseason All-American kicker Will Snyderwine, who has missed nine of his 16 field goal attempts this season, inconsistent and ineffective. Despite expressing uncertainty as to whether Snyderwine will get a chance on fourth down or if the offense will be left on the field, Cutcliffe expressed confidence in the placekicker’s ability. “He’s still kicking better than anyone else at this point,” Cutcliffe said. “I need him to know that he’s good. He’s a very gifted kicker.” Snyderwine is also one of 20 Blue Devil seniors who will be playing in the final home game of their careers on Saturday. Allowing these players to leave Wallace Wade victorious, especially after a season full of disappointments, is a challenge that Cutliffe is embracing. “We’re going to try and send these seniors away with a victory in their last game at Wallace Wade,” he said. “I came in with many of these guys, so it’s going to be a sad day, but hopefully it’s going to be a great day,” Cutcliffe said.
five shots on goal. Forward Nick Palodichuk attempted shots in the 15th and 19th minute, respectively, neither of which found the back of the net. Sebastien Ibeagha and Andrew Wenger combined for three more attempts over the next five minutes, but Georgia State goalkeeper Vincent Foermer would not be beat. In the 26th minute, Belshaw took a break from goalkeeping to do something he has not done this season—attempt a penalty kick. The junior had attempted a penalty kick in a shootout last week, but had not attempted such a shot in regulation. His shot, though, was unsuccessful. “I’ve been taking them in practice,” Belshaw said. “After we missed a few early in the season, [head coach John Kerr] asked me to step forward. I think the next one I may need to leave to someone else.” Duke continued to pressure the Panthers defense in the second half. After three more shot attempts, the Blue Devils were finally able to score. Sean Davis needled through the defense along the right side of the 18-yard box and booted a shot towards the goal. Foermer was able to get the initial save, but Tweed-Kent was there for the follow and tacked on the lone goal of the night. “The coaches have been stressing that I’ve been playing too far wide,” Tweed-Kent said. “I started moving in and I think that gives you a lot more opportunities.” The rest of the half was back-and-forth until there were only five minutes remaining in the contest. The Panthers were threatening to score their first goal of the game, but Belshaw made a kick save, followed by a jumping grab off a Georgia State corner kick that iced the game for Duke. “I had a bit of making up to do towards the end of the game,” Belshaw said. “More importantly it was about the defense playing smart. We were disciplined towards the end [on defense] and it’s easy to lose heads, but we kept compact at the end.” The Blue Devils will travel to 10th-seeded New Mexico Sunday for the second round of the tournament. “We came to play tonight,” Tweed-Kent said. “We want to make a run in the tournament, and we put a statement out today. I think we’re ready to go.”
Although Morgan’s specialty is clearly running, she has proven to be an expert at balancing other aspects of her life as well. With a pre-medicine course load, as well as involvement in a sorority on top of almost three hours of practice a day, everyday life can feel overwhelming. But according to Morgan, running provides her with perspective and confidence that she can carry off the course. Despite the fact that she admits that her passion for running leads her to sacrifice some of her other interests, she also said that the benefits easily outweigh the costs. “I feel like this is the one time in your life when you actually get the chance to do something like this,” Morgan said. “I guess I’ll have the rest of my life to study or get where I want to be career-wise, and this is the one time where you really get to pursue your athletic dreams and really see what you can do there.” This Monday, she will be able to put that passion and love of the sport on the line for the last time this season. But unlike the other races in her collegiate career, this time Morgan will have to run without a team, and with only her coaches—head coach Kevin Jermyn and assistant coach Patrick Wales-Dinan—for support. Regardless of the pressure of the high-level meet and the absence of her teammates, Morgan said the key to accomplishing her goal of an All-American finish is to run relaxed. For the junior, everything about the NCAA championships seems to be falling into place. While most runners might be distracted by predictions of cold and rainy conditions, Morgan looks forward to a muddy course. Rather than making her nervous, the fact that the results depend solely on her has made Morgan more eager to get on the course and see what she can do. “It’s a very different kind of race,” she said. “You have to go out there and do your own thing and not really worry too much about everyone else.” In looking back on her journey it is clear, even to Morgan, that she has come a long way from those first days on the track in seventh grade. Although she was successful from the very beginning, even Morgan could not have foreseen what a big part of her life running would become. “I love it,” Morgan said. “I don’t know what I would be doing if I wasn’t a part of it.”
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KERR from page 9 and the coaching staff trying to put her in better scoring positions, Kerr prefers assisting her teammates with goals of their own. “I’m not a really big fan on goals,” Kerr said. “I like getting the assist more …. So I would like to have more assists as well.” Due to injuries limiting her play and training, however, Kerr has not developed as much as she would have liked in her time at Duke. Prior to this season, she had not trained with the team since last November. “I’m not where I want to be,” she said. “But with the circumstances that I’m under I think it’s going pretty well.” Coming off a weekend when the Blue Devils demolished Radford 5-0, with Kerr
netting two goals, confidence is sky-high for Duke. According to Kerr the team spirit is as strong as ever, and Duke is one of the most balanced teams in the nation. “There’s not one superstar on this team, and I think that’s what differentiates us,” Kerr said. “The rest of the teams have these two players we have to mark. But our team—everyone’s in it together. Everyone has their mind set to win this national championship.” This weekend the Blue Devils come up against the Bulldogs, a team they only edged 1-0 early last season. Kerr knows there is a long way to go, but that this team has the talent to make it all the way. “I think everything we have and need is in front of us,” Kerr said. “We just have to go out and take it.”
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Seth Curry will face his older brother’s former team when the Blue Devils play Davidson Friday night.
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Despite several knee injuries, Kaitlyn Kerr has rebounded to control the midfield for Duke.
struggled, though, finishing the season 18-15 and losing in the quarterfinals of the College Basketball Invitational. But Davidson looks poised to rebound from that disappointing season, as the team was picked to win the Southern Conference South Division in both the league’s media and coaches polls. The Wildcats return seven of their eight top scorers from last season along with four starters, including preseason all-conference selections JP Kuhlman and Jake Cohen. The pair has started out the season strongly, with the 6-foot-10 Cohen averaging 13.5 points and nine rebounds in Davidson’s first two games, while Kuhlman has added 12 points per game of his own on 37.5 percent shooting from beyond the three-point arc. But De’Mon Brooks has provided the
biggest spark for the Wildcats, averaging 19 points and 8.5 rebounds in Davidson’s first two games, up 10 points and 3.4 rebounds from his averages as a freshman last season. Duke has its own Curry, Stephen’s younger brother Seth, to lead it against the Wildcats in the first game of the post903 era. The junior has transitioned to the point guard position smoothly, leading the Blue Devils in points and assists, and is tied for the lead in steals through three games. Curry also has shown a knack for crashing the boards, leading Duke in rebounding against the Spartans Tuesday. The Blue Devils will have no rest following their fourth game in eight days Friday, as they depart for the Maui Invitational Saturday morning. But for the first time this season, they will get a respite from the talk of 903. “I’m getting tired of watching me on TV,” Krzyzewski said after the Michigan State victory. “We’re pleased with the fact that we can get on with the season.”
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No time for applause Yesterday, we praised the across the fringes of Duke’s astounding progress the arts campus: in the Ark on East have made on Duke’s campus Campus, the spaces in Smith in five short years. Warehouse, the rehearsal But these strides come room tucked above Sheafer only after decades of neglect. Theater in the Bryan Center. Visible gains, This space like the Hull may be insufeditorial Avenue Dance ficient for the Studio near Swift Avenue or host of dance troupes, theatrithe arts spaces in the reno- cal groups, performance muvated Smith Warehouse, look sicians and visual artists that tall when stood next to the need room for their crafts. retrograde arts infrastructure But, beyond that, it stands in that preceded them. But they the way of cultural change. also look short of what is pos- How can an arts culture ever sible. Problems still confront become more than marginal the arts at Duke, but they are at Duke when arts spaces solvable ones. themselves are ushered from These problems fall into the main stage of campus gethree silos: space, money and ography? student culture. The renovated West Union There is more arts space to- building could include enday than ever before. But this hanced spaces for student artspace is fractured and spread ists. We have some optimism
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about the administration’s desire to include new rehearsal and performance spaces in the plans for these renovations. Indeed, top administrators have already proven themselves dedicated to the arts. But student artists need to recognize that getting space in West Union will be a dogfight. Student artists are not explicitly represented by any of the four working groups created to solicit student input for West Union, and many groups will be struggling to get their interests drawn into the blueprints. The new collaborative action group for the arts—duARTS—may be the ideal body to launch a concerted lobbying effort for more arts space. Finances also stand between arts groups and the realization of their full poten-
tial. Groups that are “selective in membership” cannot be chartered by Duke Student Government’s Student Organization Finance Committee and cannot request funds from SOFC’s annual budget, which exceeds $500,000 in the 2011-2012 academic year. Exceptions apply—the performance group Hoof ‘n’ Horn, for instance, is chartered. But other groups, notably many a cappella and dance groups, are not. The ability to draw from the annual budget and to make capital expenditures—something like mirrors for a dance troupe—is crucial. These groups may be selective, but they are a tremendous public good. SOFC should amend its bylaws to allow performance arts groups to access the an-
nual budget. All of this points toward the potential for the arts to become something more than a subculture at Duke. But this will require arts groups to collaborate, hold joint events that leverage their disparate audiences and step up collective advertising efforts. The Chronicle has a role to play in this: By extending coverage of noteworthy performances and exhibitions beyond Recess, The Chronicle’s admirably done weekly arts supplement, and moving onto the front page, The Chronicle could give student art the real estate it so often deserves. The arts have come a long way at Duke, but this is only the intermission of what could be an ovation-worthy performance.
The vines of Argentina
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he Mendoza province of Argentina—set also offer room and board to international students against the panoramic backdrop of the Andes looking to travel and learn about wine in exchange and occupying a total area of around 57,000 for working a few days a week in the winery. square miles in the country’s far Likewise, during the financial crisis west—is best known as Argentina’s of the late 2000s, investors and wine charming and illustrious wine counlovers from across the world began travtry. In fact, Argentina is the fifth largeling to Mendoza, hoping to cheaply est producer of wine in the world. invest in the region’s hundreds of The viticulture here is astoundvineyards and wineries. Today, interingly ubiquitous—radiating far est in Argentina’s more value-friendly beyond the bottle. From the geogwines continues to soar—vineyard raphy of the region, to wine’s imprices in Mendoza have risen 13 personia havele perative role as a celebrated local cent since 2010, with Napa Valley and a cultural tango and international commodity, to Bordeaux’s prices dropping by 25 and the deeply ingrained tradition of 14 percent respectively. wine-making itself, viticulture appears to be emBut, as I stated earlier, wine functions as more bedded in nearly every aspect of Mendozan life. than just a commodity. The deeply preserved tradiDry plains to the east and the Andes Cordillera tion of harvesting appears to adhere to an honored to the west frame the picturesque landscape. Mount and meticulous process despite new technologies Aconcagua, the tallest mountain outside of the Hi- and improvements to certain phases of production. malayas, lies just 70 miles northwest of the provincial Although the winery interiors are characterized by capital, Mendoza City. Mendozan vineyards, which giant rows of shiny steel tanks, the sun-kissed vinespan hundreds of thousands of acres, are among yards appear unchanged by modernization. Vines are the highest-altitude vineyards in the world—most grown to a minimum height, so that harvesters can are planted somewhere between 2,000 and 4,000 cut bunches more easily without touching, and therefeetabove sea level. The region’s arid but moderate fore contaminating, the grapes. Because the climate climate, a result of little rainfall and mountains that is so dry, there is also no need for pesticides, leaving occlude Pacific Ocean moisture, is ideal for grape the grapes virtually chemical-free when they enter cultivation. As a result, Mendoza has come to be the winery. Hundreds of locals participate in the harknown for its durable grapes with thick skins—quali- vesting process between the months of February and ties which lend to the rich color and robust flavor of April just for Bodega Familia Zuccardi. With more the Malbec, Argentina’s most famed red wine and than 900 separately-owned bodegas in the Mendoza Mendoza’s most planted grape. As of 2003, there region, the number of individuals working the harwere more than 50,000 acres of Malbec alone. vest is surely in the thousands, adding a deeply social As any Mendozan enologist will tell you, these element to the wine culture of Argentina. near-perfect conditions for wine production, The social and cultural importance of wine can particularly with respect to the Malbec, lead to a be observed through more than just the harvest. It final product that is of high quality and in high can be found in the way the geographical condidemand. Popularly produced wines include Cab- tions necessary for its production have unified the ernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo and Chardonnay, province through viticulture’s development into a which are both distributed domestically and ex- thriving local and international enterprise. It is also ported to countries all over the world. According mirrored by the fact that the children of Mendoza to a Norton winery tour guide, a bottle of their begin learning the ropes of the trade at age five or Reserva Malbec, which costs around 20 pesos in six. Some vineyards, like those of Bodega Norton, Argentina, goes for nearly 80 real in neighboring have distinctive plots with edible grapes, designed Brazil. That is nearly seven times the local price! especially for school field trips. Viticulture is an Just as Argentine wine exports have increased inevitably organic component of Mendozan life. over the past two decades—in part due to a trans- For locals, all things related to wine are becoming formation and upgrade in the wine production pro- second nature. And for wine aficionados, Mendoza cess—so have other forms of international interest: offers far more than sumptuous tastings and attractourism and investment. Mendozan wine, known tive scenery. Like the wine it produces, Mendoza is also for its value, has become popular among Eu- a region rich with flavor—a complex blend of hisropean and American travelers seeking cheaper tory and culture waiting to be sampled. alternatives in light of new economic challenges. For Americans, Mendoza has become a marketable Sonia Havele is a Trinity junior and is currently travel destination, as the dollar still goes far. Many studying abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her colbodegas, or wineries, like Bodega Familia Zuccardi umn runs every other Friday.
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Occupied Wall Street
fter reading multiple articles and the entire Wikipedia page on Occupy Wall Street, which is an impressive 41 pages if printed out (for reference, George Washington’s is a measly 34), I now think I understand what in the william weir world is going on in Zuccotti Park. Or rather what was going a modest proposal on, until they got kicked out Tuesday morning. Who are these people? Well, polling says they make up a diverse population, of whom two-thirds are under 35, half are employed full-time—as opposed to 13.1 percent unemployed— and 70 percent consider themselves independents, with 27.3 percent identifying as Democrats and a confused 2.4 percent as Republicans. Who started this movement decrying the economic injustices Americans face and demanding legal and political changes within the American government? Well, that would be the activist group Adbusters. From Vancouver, British Columbia. In your dutiful writer’s perspective, this is great news. I’ve always felt that Canada was our country’s least-represented state, so it is nice that their voice is finally being heard. Now you understand the “who” of this movement, and you probably already knew the “what” of it. This means you probably really just want to figure out the “why” and “how.” That might be a little more difficult, but I’ll give it my best shot. Here are the facts: They finally made demands ... sort of. A group within the protest, the demands working group, seemed to be settling on actual demands, including universal health care and higher education, job creation, etc., according to The New York Times in mid-October. Alas, these demands fell apart in subsequent meetings of the working group; members were divided on whether or not the issuance of concrete demands would strengthen or weaken the movement. So we are now left with mostly guesses. It appears that the group wants better job opportunities, a more equal distribution of wealth, bank reform and a limit to corporations’ political influence. All these things sound like winners to me, so lets tackle the “how”—how is this movement currently accomplishing these great goals and how will it ultimately accomplish them? First, this movement must be commended. Others surely would have just copied the Civil Rights Movement or India’s independence movement, but the Occupiers have gone with their own model for success. Now that we have social media, those protest movements are way too “20th century.” Instead, we have a movement today with no identifiable leader. Brilliant. Besides, when the now-global movement needs to rally around a single message and follow a vision of peaceful protest, people can always just latch onto the goals of the movement, whatever they are. The movement has an impressive level of creativity too. Sure, the leaders of past protest movements started small. Gandhi started as a lawyer for ethnic Indians in the Natal province of South Africa. Martin Luther King, Jr. made the humble claim of being the head of a committee of leaders, who all happened to be Christian and live in the American South. You could follow their lead and start out slow: lead a group that chose you as its leader and gradually build respect and a following until you are a nationally-respected voice. Or you could just go out and say that you represent 99 percent of the country. That’s almost 310 million people right there. Now of course, the percentage of Americans that actually support the Occupy Movement is only around 43 percent at best, but there’s no evil in rounding up, especially when 99 rolls off the tongue so well. The Occupy Movement has taken the old adage “shoot for the moon, so if you miss, you’ll still be among the stars” to heart. You think the public transportation system of Memphis, Tenn. was discussed in the Oval Office before Martin Luther King, Jr. got started? Why not just start out with the major demands from the beginning? You might not have the means to enact your demands yet, but there’s no reason to set your goals low from the start. Throughout my Occupy learning experience, I found the recurring argument that the movement was really about being heard. The point was not their demands per se, but that the government needed to acknowledge that those without wealth should face hardship no more. In a world with unemployment, stratified economic distribution and unequal political power, this writer can’t deny that he likes the strategy of yelling until the country acknowledges your anger. With all that is wrong now, why base your movement on the peaceful protests of other generations? You can instead use the same method my 3-yearold cousin uses every time he’s upset. William Weir is a Trinity senior. His column runs every other Friday.
A misleading ratio
ne of the many factors considered when evaluat- research-related duties. Who has time to invest enering the quality of an institution of higher learn- gy into undergraduate students when there are more ing is the student-faculty ratio. Although simply pressing matters at hand? a number, this ratio is meant to suggest For many undergraduates in the many things. A large number of faculty, natural sciences, therefore, the best and thus a lower ratio, can provide stuway to get to know faculty better is in a dents with a better opportunity to associlaboratory setting. There are numerous ate with the brightest minds in any given opportunities to get involved with redepartment. A large quantity of professearch at Duke, and research provides sors is also an indicator of a university with many benefits to science students. For strong research and reputable graduate a student who is majoring in biology or programs. For most prospective students, neuroscience, for example, research milap mehta therefore, the more faculty, the better. will not only give them experience for In the disciplines of the natural sci- what i think, i think their possible medical or scientific caences, Duke attracts some of the most reer, but will put them in a better posiprominent and talented minds in the world. Research tion to interact with faculty. is cutting-edge, and findings are often published in the Not all research labs are looking for undergradumost prestigious scientific journals. Indeed, the quality ates, however, and in most situations an undergraduof Duke’s faculty should leave potential students salivat- ate with no previous research experience will have to ing at the opportunities for scientific enrichment that spend at least a couple months learning laboratory are available here. techniques before any substantive collaboration can be A low student-faculty ratio should work to the ben- initiated. Thus, students must invest a lot of time and efit of undergraduates. Yet, in the natural science disci- energy before a working relationship with faculty can plines at a major research university such as Duke, this be created. statistic is ultimately misleading. The majority of students in the natural sciences aim I have had classes with distinguished faculty in the to take their interests to a professional level, either via natural science departments at Duke. Many have been graduate or professional school. With almost every applipublished in scientific journals like “Nature and Sci- cation, letters of recommendation are viewed along with ence,” have their own labs and are definitely qualified other criteria to determine the applicant’s competitivefor the subjects they teach. I have never had a problem ness. On the surface, it would appear that Duke offers with the enthusiasm or qualifications of any of my pro- undergraduate students ample opportunities to develop fessors. My problem was that, outside of the classroom, relationships with faculty. Yet, because Duke is primarily the relationships that I imagined gaining with them a research university, the actual interactions between stuwere difficult to foster. dents and professors is often constrained to clarification The opportunities for development of relationships of course material and a fleeting discussion of scientific with professors are limited, especially in large introduc- principles. Development of actual relationships is diftory science courses. In discussion and recitation sec- ficult, because professors often simply do not have the tions, which have smaller numbers of students, gradu- time to get to know every single one of their students. ate students and Ph.D. candidates fulfilling a teaching Involvement in research is one way for students to overrequirement lead the classes. The result is that profes- come the disconnect, yet this requires a huge time and sors for introductory courses get to know only a handful energy investment that many students are reluctant to of students in each lecture, and relationships between undertake. Duke tries to mitigate this issue with the inprofessors and students are hard to develop. Students stallments of required office hours or flunch opportuniin these classes are often discouraged from the actual ties, but these opportunities alone are not enough. material by competition from their classmates and the Many of Duke’s faculty in the natural sciences are suspicion that the professor actually has no idea what at the forefront of their respective fields, and are extheir name is. tremely qualified to teach their subjects. Yet the prosThe student-faculty disconnect in the natural sci- pects of getting to know them are slim for the average ences isn’t limited to large introductory courses, either. undergraduate. Professors should not only be evaluated In all but seminars and group-learning courses with on their qualifications and professional reputation, but fewer than twenty students, genuine relationships with should be additionally evaluated on their abilities to deprofessors are similarly difficult to come across. From velop relationships with their students. I would rather my experience, this is due in part to the fact that Duke have a good professor who I could get to know than a professors are quite busy with research and their own great professor who didn’t know my name. academic interests. After all, many of them are under pressure to extend grant funding for their laboratories, Milap Mehta is a Trinity senior. His column runs every publish their most recent findings and perform other other Friday.
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COUNCIL from page 4 members to support the program as a way to bridge outdated business education with the globalized market. “The business schools were built for [a pre-globalized] world that no longer exists,” Boulding said. “They assume that we all live by a paradigm and operate by the same sets of assumptions. The rules of the game vary widely around the world and across industry sectors.” Boulding said the creation of the DKU program will help students gain a better understanding of China, which is of growing importance to the economy. Boulding added that other dimensions of the project that Fuqua faculty considered were whether the program would benefit faculty research and whether it would be financially viable. Although some faculty members have researched potential financial prospects of the program, it is impossible to make any promises, he said. Council Chair Susan Lozier, who is also a professor of physical oceanography, emphasized that this is a program
to be offered by Duke—not DKU, which will eventually become an independent institution with its own programs. “The council’s not yet at the point that we’re voting on DKU degrees,” Lozier said. As a Duke degree, Boulding said the program has to meet all the standards of a degree being earned on the Durham campus. “The big thing for our faculty was that we didn’t want to end up hiring faculty for a program that did not sustain itself,” Boulding said. “We want control over the faculty choices to hire people that we would hire even if China did not exist. If [the program] went away for some reason, then we have a faculty member that we are perfectly happy with on the Durham campus.” The program would potentially have a 50-50 percent breakdown of students from China and from outside of China. Boulding said this arrangement would allow both groups of students to act as hosts and guests. “In our department, we have a number of Chinese students, and the dynamics can change a great deal when not everyone speaks English,” said Nan Jokerst,
J.A. Jones distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering. Boulding added that Fuqua has ample experience preparing Master of Business Administration and MMS candidates for this type of cross-cultural immersion. “We’ve gotten pretty good at preparing them to know where they are going to struggle,” Boulding said. “The trend in students coming out of China is that the English has gotten better and better with each successive year.” Lozier said she has a positive outlook about the proposed degree program. “I am indeed impressed,” Lozier said. “We’re looking forward to hearing from the provost about the evolving plans on the DKU initiative.” In other business: The council approved this year’s Faculty Scholar Award recipients—seniors Vivek Bhattacharya and Daphne Ezer. Seniors Veronica Ciocanel and David Womble received honorable mentions. All four students were unable to attend Thursday’s meeting. Faculty Scholars are seniors nominated and chosen based on impressively high GPAs, evidence of independent work, potential for innovative scholarship and intention to pursue scholarly careers. Additionally, the council went into closed executive session, during which President Richard Brodhead and Robert Shepard, vice president of alumni affairs and development, gave an update on University development. Lozier declined to comment on the proceedings.
PANEL from page 4 because the military’s impact is short term, I think of it as a facilitator role.” Straub also spoke about his own experiences following the 2004 tsunami in Banda Aceh, suggesting that clear goals should be established before working in a post-conflict or post-disaster region. “There are so many NGOs working in these conflict sites, but there is no coordination,” Straub said. “If you don’t establish a common vision, it will just do more harm than good.” After listening to the varying perspectives of both NGOs and the military, the next step is to establish greater communication and adherence to guidelines, said Frank Webb, visiting lecturer at the Duke Center for International Development and one of the event’s organizers. “With the military becoming more involved in peacekeeping than fighting wars, the issue of NGO and military collaboration is here to stay,” Webb said. “The goal of the conference is to enable the Duke community to participate in discussion, understand the varying points of views and identify possible ways forward.”
ASSASSINATION from page 5 He allegedly squeezed the trigger again and again. Some of the rounds struck the exterior of the residential area of the mansion, according to the affidavit, which was made public Thursday. Investigators would later find nine spent shell casings in Ortega-Hernandez’s abandoned sedan. An official, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the attack is under investigation, said authorities have found no evidence of anyone else being involved in the shooting. Ortega-Hernandez has not been linked to any radical organizations or co-conspirators, the official said. It is unclear whether any of Ortega-Hernandez’s acquaintances warned authorities about him before last Friday—whether they told police about the alleged threats toward Obama, about Ortega-Hernandez’s sudden departure from Idaho or about the rifle. Arrested Wednesday in western Pennsylvania after a fiveday manhunt, Ortega-Hernandez was charged with attempting to assassinate Obama, punishable by up to life in prison. A federal magistrate in Pittsburgh ordered him jailed Thursday pending a yet-to-be-scheduled appearance in U.S. District Court in Washington, where he will be prosecuted. The president and first lady Michelle Obama were in San Diego at the time of the shooting. As for the couple’s two daughters and their grandmother, a spokeswoman for the first lady would not say where they were that night. She referred questions to the Secret Service, which declined to comment on the family. No one was injured in the shooting. On Tuesday, four days after the gunfire, the Secret Service said it found a bullet hole in a window on the south side of the White House. The slug had pierced the “historic exterior glass” but was stopped by ballistic glass behind it, the Secret Service said.