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, DECEMBER 2, 2011
ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTH YEAR, ISSUE 67
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Board to discuss strategies for capital projects by Nicole Kyle THE CHRONICLE
a-Bull and co-owner of the Regulator Bookshop on Ninth Street. “[Small businesses] are unique and add something to the shopping climate.” The city has changed over the years, developing an identity based on its independent merchants, Campbell said. Duke students, however, have not seemed to come out as much as permanent residents, he added. “The one population we haven’t seen shopping much are college students, but we hope to change that,” Campbell said. Shop Independent Durham Week aims to keep money within Durham. For every $100 spent with an independent
Administrators and the Board of Trustees will consider the financial feasibility of future capital projects at its meeting this weekend. At its final meeting of 2011, the Board will look toward Duke’s future, hearing presentations that range from Duke’s competitive edge in higher education to the future of Duke Medicine. The Board will also discuss strategies to implement and fund ambitious and long-term capital projects. This meeting builds on a sense of growing optimism, following several years of Board meetings that addressed cost-cutting measures necessary after the 2008 financial downturn. A presentation on strategic planning will address how to prioritize Duke’s capital projects and also examine potential sources of funding, said Board of Trustees Chair Richard Wagoner, former president and CEO of General Motors Corp. and Trinity ’75. “With the creativity and leadership of each of the schools, there’s almost always a longer list of projects than currently available resources,” Wagoner said. “[We will be considering] what’s the priority for the resources we have, and just as importantly, how we can go about getting more resources to support these great ideas.” Capital projects to be discussed at the Board meeting will include those already underway, projects that will break ground in the near future and lastly those on the University’s wish list, Executive Vice President Tallman Trask said. Trask, who is delivering the presentation, will compare funds currently available to the
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Vaguely Reminiscent is one of many small independent shops located on Ninth Street in Durham participating in the Sustain-a-Bull organization.
Durham gets Sustain-a-Bull by Chinmayi Sharma THE CHRONICLE
Black Friday may be over, but the sales continue in Durham. The third Shop Independent Durham Week, which runs Nov. 26 through Dec. 4, features specials and discounts by local stores and restaurants. The event is organized by Sustaina-Bull, Durham’s local independent business alliance, and aims to promote the city’s small businesses. With more than 35 participating businesses, this year’s week-long sale is the largest yet. “We as small businesses have things to offer that big chain stores don’t and even more so than that, we help create the culture of Durham,” said Tom Campbell, founder of Sustain-
ACADEMIC COUNCIL Blue Devils battle Council approves DKU MMS degree Wake in College Cup by Kristie Kim THE CHRONICLE
by Matt Pun THE CHRONICLE
Less than a month ago, Duke fell to Wake Forest 2-1 in the ACC tournament semifinals. Now, just a win away from their secNo. 1 ond-ever NCAA finals appearance, Wake the Blue Devils have a chance to vs. settle the score against their conNo. 1 ference foe. Duke In the regular season, Duke sophomore forward Laura Weinberg scored FRIDAY, 7:30 p.m. two second-half goals to hand the DeKSU Soccer Stadium mon Deacons, who were missing leading scorer Katie Stengel, a 2-0 loss in Winston-Salem. In the ACC tournament, however, Wake Forest notched the first two goals, and though sophomore midfielder Kim DeCesare scored in the second half, the Blue Devils’ comeback fell short in a 2-1 loss.
The Fuqua School of Business will soon offer a Master of Management Studies degree program at Duke Kunshan University, pending Board of Trustees approval this weekend. The Academic Council approved the MMS degree program during its final meeting of the Fall semester Thursday. Of the 56 ballots tallied, 44 faculty members voted in favor of implementing the program, but eight voted against it and four chose not to vote. The program is the first to be approved for DKU’s three-year pilot program, which will be reviewed after its initial launch. The Fuqua School of Business first proposed the degree program to the council during its Nov. 17 meeting. The program mimics the current Durham-based MMS Foundations of Business degree. Students will spend their Summer and Fall terms in Durham and head to DKU in the Spring. They expect to enroll students in the program in 2012. “This is an exciting opportunity to extend Duke in the global direction and offer our students and faculty [the opportunity] to learn more extensively about a part of the world that will
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Duke President Richard Brodhead presents a Duke Kunshan University degree program Thursday to the Academic Council.
“Most of my friends hadn’t even heard about Zaxby’s until I badgered them into going.” —Travis Smith in “Savor the flavor.” See column page 11
Duke downs Purdue, Page 7
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Minnesota looks forward to an $876 million surplus
Minnesota is now projecting a $876 million surplus over the next two years, a stunning turnaround after a bruising partisan battle that shut down the government for 20 days over the summer. The saga drew in national political figures as the state’s dilemma ignited a broader debate over how the country should approach government spending. Minnesota’s shutdown, the longest in recent history, locked Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and the Republicancontrolled legislature in an impasse over how to reduce the state’s projected $5 billion deficit. GOP presidential candidates and governors urged state Republicans to dig in to push through deep cuts. State parks, libraries and the zoo were closed, along with the office that tallied how much the government was losing in revenue. Ultimately, Dayton conceded to their demands, and the shutdown ended when he signed a $35 billion budget that relied on deferred payments to schools.
onschedule at Duke... Teer 115, 12-1p.m. Stephen B. Tatter, M.D., Ph.D. will discuss gene therapy for advanced Parkinson’s disease with students, faculty and physicians.
Attorney general to run Iraq warns neighboring for governor of Virginia Iran as US troops depart Republican Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia’s outspoken attorney general who has drawn national support from the tea party movement, confirmed that he would run for governor in 2013. Cuccinelli’s candidacy sets up a potentially contentious and expensive primary fight against Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, a presumptive Republican gubernatorial candidate.
BAGHDAD — Vice President Joe Biden and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, speaking at a joint ceremony outside Baghdad to commemorate the imminent end of the Iraq war, urged Iran and other neighboring countries not to attempt to exploit the departure of U.S. troops to expand their own influence here.
Duke Chapel, 7:30-10p.m. The Duke Chapel Choir will continue a longstanding and beloved Duke University tradition by presenting Handel’s masterpiece for free, joined by a professional orchestra and soloists.
Carolina Chocolate Drops + Luminscent Orchestrii Page Auditorium, 8-10p.m. After winning a Grammy for “Genuine Negro Jig,” Durham’s Carolina Chocolate Drops will take a victory lap at Duke.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes Bryan Center Griffith Theater, 10-11:55p.m. Freewater Presentations will show Rise of the Planet of the Apes, starring James Franco and Freida Pinto, for free.
TODAY IN HISTORY 1804: Napoleon crowned emperor.
“Duke never really got its running game going this season. On 365 carries, the Blue Devils managed just 1129 yards, good for only a 3.1 yards per carry average. That figure is down from the 3.4 the team averaged last year, but the 3.4 is also the highest yards per carry since 2004.” — From The Blue Zone bluezone.dukechronicle.com
Brain Stimulation Colloquium
You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. — Mark Twain
National Day Kyrgyzstan
Higher Education Day Myanmar
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First lady Michelle Obama, amid the festive sparkle of 37 Christmas trees and a 400-pound gingerbread, unveils the 2011 holiday decor at the White House. The “Shine, Give, Share” theme was reflected in the East Room’s shimmering quartz ornaments and silvered pinecones in the Entrance Hall.
International Day for the Abolition of Slavery International
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Author Touré discusses post-blackness ‘Gameday’ replacement in the works
by Joel Luther THE CHRONICLE
People have the right to form their own identities, free of pressure from others, a social critic told students. Touré, a journalist, television personality and author of “Who’s Afraid of PostBlackness?” addressed a crowd of students in the Divinity School’s Goodson Chapel Thursday. He spoke on a panel of black scholars about the topic of racial identity. “Why would I allow you to define who and how I should be?” Touré said. “I want the individual to define who they are.” Touré developed the idea of postblackness, which notes that being black is not limited by specific criteria or boxed into a certain set of standards. “I don’t see why blackness cannot be infinite and still a thing.” Touré said. “I don’t want to erase blackness—I love being black.” “Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness?” was released in September. Touré said that he wrote the book to communicate the encompassing notions of black culture and to relate to readers on an emotional level. “What I wanted to do was make sure that everyone who picked it up was like, ‘Wow, you really got to my heart’—and how I did that was really get to my own heart.” Touré said. “This book was written talking to black people, not for black people.” The development of Touré’s book took place over two stages, beginning soon after President Barack Obama won the 2008 Iowa caucuses. “The most intelligent black people
by Marianna Jordan THE CHRONICLE
“I’d argue that blackness has always been a moving target; I would also like to say that the renaming practice always seems to happen with shifts in citizenship,” Kelley said. “As much as I know Obama’s victory is not necessarily a black victory, it has called up this thing within black people to think about who we are in this particular moment.” Social circumstances make it more difficult for some Americans to reimagine themselves and develop a new sense of identity. “We are bound by the limitations of a nation that doesn’t always care how we reimagine ourselves,” Kelley said. “Not everyone has equal access to the way in which they can make these imaginings possible.” Sherika Campbell, a junior at the
Tailgate’s replacement may soon be replaced. Official discussions between students and administrators to craft a new working model for Football Gameday activities will take place within the next several weeks, said junior Chris Brown, Duke Student Government external chief of staff. Football Gameday, which replaced Tailgate this Fall, is being reconsidered after criticism for its low participation and lack of centrality. The latest complaint: It did not fulfill its goal of increasing football attendance throughout the season. “Other schools have bad football teams, and people still go to the tailgate,” junior George Carotenuto said. About 2,198 undergraduates attended the first home game of the season when Duke played the University of Richmond, according to data obtained from the DukeCard Office. For the last home game of the season versus Georgia Tech, 1,012 undergraduates attended. Only 428 undergraduates attended the Wake Forest game Oct. 22. The total undergraduate student body is approximately 6,400 students, according to Office of Undergraduate Admissions website. Duke Athletics and the DukeCard Office were unable to provide the numbers for student attendance during the 2010-2011 football
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Touré discusses self-definition Thursday in the Duke Divinity School. —open-minded, optimistic —would have said, ‘America isn’t ready for a black president,’” Touré said. “When Iowa happened, America said, ‘Maybe this could happen.’” In the second stage of development, Touré drew from an experience he had while living in a black house as a student at Emory University. “There was a party at the black house, and there was some ridiculous argument about who’s going to clean up after the party,” Touré said. “Somebody said, ‘Shut up, Touré, you ain’t black.’ You’re in active identity formation mode when you’re in college, so that mattered very much to me when he said that.” Panelist Blair Kelley, assistant professor of history at North Carolina State University, said repeated reassessments of black culture have occurred many times throughout American history.
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Europeans stiffen sanctions on Iran after embassy attack by Edward Cody and Thomas Erdbrink THE WASHINGTON POST
PARIS — European nations, aroused by a mob attack on the British Embassy in Tehran, stiffened their sanctions against Iran on Thursday but stopped short of halting oil purchases from the increasingly isolated Islamic government. The new sanctions targeted additional members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps and businesses controlled by its members, according to an announcement after a European Union foreign ministers' meeting in Brussels, Belgium. In addition, the E.U. banned doing business with the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Line. The Revolutionary Guard, a military force controlled by Iran’s Shiite Muslim supreme leader, has been targeted before by U.S. and European sanctions. The decision Thursday added to the number of its members who are banned from doing business with E.U. countries or receiving visas to visit them. As a result, it fell short of the tough new measures predicted by some diplomats Wednesday after young Iranian hard-liners ransacked two British diplomatic compounds in Iran. Some officials had predicted that the trashing of Britain’s embassy would be a turning point in efforts to reinforce Iran’s isolation and increase pressure on its government to abandon what Western nations and Israel say is a program to develop nuclear weapons. Nonetheless, British Foreign Secretary William Hague expressed satisfaction with the decision, saying that the 180 Iranian
people and organizations named in the new sanctions include some “directly associated with the nuclear program.” “The E.U. made very clear that it will not bow to Iran's intimidation and bullying tactics,” he added in a statement. “We will not back down and agreed today to work on further sanctions, including in the areas of finance and energy.” In Washington, senators from both political parties chided the Obama administration Thursday for not moving faster to tighten the economic screws on Iran. One Republican lawmaker decried what he called an “enthusiasm gap” between the White House and Congress over a need to get tough with Iran. After Tuesday’s attacks, Britain closed its embassy in Tehran and ordered the Iranians to close their embassy in London, saying the mob had been allowed to destroy embassy property as Iranian police looked on. In sympathy, France, Italy and the Netherlands recalled their ambassadors for consultations, a diplomatic gesture that shows displeasure but allows their embassies to continue functioning with lower-ranking diplomats. Several European countries had sought to include in Thursday’s retaliatory measures a ban on oil purchases from Iran, which would have been a strong blow against the Islamic Republic’s main industry and foreign-exchange earner. But they failed to win enough support to approve the measure. SEE IRAN ON PAGE 12
SHOPS from page 1 business, $45 remains in the city—compared to $13 when shopping at a national chain and essentially zero dollars when shopping online, according to Sustain-a-Bull’s website. “This was a movement that has nothing to do with city government,” said John White, director of public policy at the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce. “This was an initiative taken by independent small businesses themselves to keep money consumers spend in Durham, in Durham.” After Campbell founded Sustain-a-Bull last year, he enlisted the participation of fellow independent business owners in Durham. “I have been here for years and years and have come to know this place,” Campbell said. “I know a lot of people, and so I pulled out my contacts and called them up and it just spread.” Campbell said Durham’s first sale in November 2010 was small with few participating businesses. Over the past year, the movement attracted more and more businesses. “They have to be independent, in Durham and locally owned,” Campbell noted. “Other than that, however, we want as many additions as we can get.” Sustain-a-Bull requires annual membership dues of $75 but the group hopes to garner sponsorship from larger businesses in the area, Campbell said. The grassroots initiative has more than 75 member organiza-
BLACKNESS from page 3 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, said that she did not think a post-black society was achievable in the near future. “I think we are becoming more toler-
tions, including Only Burger, Elmo’s Diner, Locopops and Local Yogurt. “These local merchants and restaurateurs are putting [the sale] on for the holiday season and have done so quite successfully on their own,” White said. “Without city help, they have grown considerably since their modest start last year.” The group advertised the event by putting up posters, talking to customers and utilizing social media, such as Facebook and Twitter. The movement has seen the largest response from people who have lived in Durham for an extended period of time and feel loyalty to their fellow neighbors, he said. Wendy Woods, co-owner of participating restaurant Nosh, grew up in Durham and returned to the city in 1999 to start her restaurant. She said that over the past 12 years, the city has developed a culture of small independently owned businesses that draws support from the city and its residents. “We do small things like offer dessert samples with our entrees for dinner.... Because a lot of people did not know we had a baker and offer fresh-baked goods... this movement provides organized publicity,” Woods said. “This year, partially due to the help of Shop Independent Durham, we saw our number of Wednesday night pre-packaged Thanksgiving dinners double. We, along with some other participating vendors, stayed open on Thanksgiving—and Durham was very appreciative.” ant; and we are becoming more enlightened; and we are having conversations like this about it—but I don’t know if conceptually, we can move to a post-black society,” Campbell said. “Would I say that we are a post-black society? I don’t think so. Do I think we’ll get there? I don’t think so—well not in my lifetime.”
COUNCIL from page 1 enrich their studies,” President Richard Brodhead said. “There is [a] general agreement that Duke has only one motive, and that is to provide education and quench the thirst of both faculty and students to teach and learn.” Susan Lozier, council chair and professor of physical oceanography, emphasized that the institution of the MMS degree would be in line with the philosophies of DKU. Some faculty members noted that cultural immersion will benefit the students but expressed concern that the social differences between the United States and China would affect the program adversely. In response, Brodhead said even though students will have to work in a different climate than they may be accustomed to, the University will ensure that its core values will not be compromised. “The pursuit of truth flourishes when contrary ideas are presented. The spirit of Duke has been at the heart of taking well-calculated risks, but this will not be at the cost of giving up the values of free speech,” Brodhead said. Measures have been put in place to prevent and detect signs
GAMEDAY from page 3 season. Even administrators are concerned about the still-minimal support for Duke football. “Unfortunately, the way most people frame the Gameday is thinking in terms of the party before the game,” Moneta said. “The dilemma with Gameday being in [Main West Quadrangle] or residences is that it is completely separated from the [game] taking place on the athletic campus.” Dean of Students Sue Wasiolek said that for the last home football game of the season, only two groups registered for Gameday festivities—Delta Delta Delta sorority and the Sophomore Class Council—a significant decrease from the 18 groups who registered for the first Gameday. No fraternities participated in the last Gameday—a markedly large decrease from the 13 that participated during the first Gameday. “Following the first [Gameday], there were fewer and few-
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of any lack of intellectual freedom, said Jennifer Francis, senior associate dean for programs and Douglas and Josie Breeden professor at Fuqua. “Students will be inculcated into the Duke in Durham experience, where every right to intellectual freedom will be practiced,” Francis said. Francis added that student life at DKU will have similar stipulations as Duke’s Durham campus. “Key administrators will be on campus and will live in dormitories with the students so that students will be able to approach the necessary people [if they encounter any trouble],” Francis said. Thomas Pfau, Eads Family professor of English and professor of German, said he is concerned about Duke’s expansion into China, which contradicts decisions made by Stanford University and Columbia University not to open separate campuses in China. “They have held reservations on the basis [of] concerns over the Chinese government,” Pfau said. Provost Peter Lange said that although financial viability is a large component of the planning and development of DKU, more concrete data must be accumulated during its trial phase.
In other business: Lange presented updates on other DKU and China-related initiatives currently underway. After Duke Global Health Institute faculty approved the Master of Science in Global Health and undergraduate Global Health study abroad courses in November, the Arts and Sciences Council will assess the proposals. Lange said he expects the council will vote on additional undergraduate non-degree DKU programs—including American studies, economics and theater and film studies—in the near future. Lange also noted that considerable progress has been made on the construction of DKU, which presently constitutes five buildings with the sixth building to start construction in early 2012. New initiatives, such the student exchange program with Shandong University, were also discussed. This program would allow high-ranking third-year physics students from Shandong University to study in Durham with funds covered by the Chinese government, Lange said. The next six months will prove crucial in the continued development of DKU, he said, adding that the University will search for and hire a DKU dean and vice chancellor for academic oversight of campus development.
er student groups registering for a Gameday site, so it basically petered out,” Moneta said. The drop-off in student group registration can be explained by dissatisfaction with the Gameday model, Brown said. “We were hoping we would have flexibility to make changes to the structure that we started with,” Brown said. “Students were excited for those, but progress was too slow, and I think students eventually became frustrated and decided to do other things with their time.” Administrators and student leaders agreed that this year’s Football Gameday location was not optimal, and that they hope to move the event closer to the athletic campus. “We need to be in an area near the football stadium and have something that we are all excited about and invested in,” Interfraternity Council President Zach Prager, a senior, said. Prager also noted that not everyone in the Duke community was satisfied with Football Gameday. “Most people don’t know that this was a discussion that started last year and went into the summer.... We couldn’t
get something down that everyone wanted,” Prager said, adding that this was a transition year. “It was a sort of quick fix because it was a way to make sure that the old Tailgate was no longer alive, which is understandable after the events that occurred.” Schork said he believes a new student governance group— composed of DSG and other interested students—is key in forming a new tailgating model with student input. “I hope that next year we can have a normal tailgate that doesn’t involve tutus and beer everywhere but where we can still be in a central location, wearing Duke blue and having a good time before the game, like we do in K-ville—without the complete ridiculousness,” Carotenuto said. Despite a general lack of student interest this year to attend Football Gameday activities, Wasiolek said she believes there were some bright spots in this year’s transition. “There were a number of new groups who [participated in this year’s activities] that hadn’t really been visible in the past.... Several of them [such as Campus Crusade for Christ] were involved almost every weekend,” Wasiolek said.
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FRIDAY December 2, 2011
Our coverage of the Blue Devils’ attempt for their first national title under head coach Robbie Church from Kennesaw, Ga. all weekend.
Lady Vols win Duke freezes Boilermakers in Knoxville by Brady Buck THE CHRONICLE
by Patricia Lee THE CHRONICLE
Duke entered the first round of the NCAA Tournament last night with high hopes and looked to come away with a hard-fought victory against Tennessee. Instead, the Blue Devils saw a difficult season-ending match. Duke fell to the 14th-seeded Lady Volunteers 3-1 Thursday night at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tenn. Duke 1 “We’re very disappointed that Tenn 3 we weren’t able to execute just a little bit better tonight in order to come out on top,” head coach Jolene Nagel said. “We’re disappointed that we weren’t able to pull it off, but... they executed tonight better than we did.” Thursday’s event was a rematch of the 2006 and 2009 NCAA first rounds, where the Blue Devils made up for the 2006 3-1 loss with a 3-1 victory in the meeting two years ago. Duke’s performance last night was disappointing, with its highest attack rate just 26.1 percent in the second set— which it won—and its lowest 2.2 percent in the fourth set. While Duke came out on top in number of digs, 75 to 68, Tennessee out-blocked its opponents 12 to four. Despite the upsetting result that saw a couple of close sets—25-15, 23-25, 25-19, 25-16—a few Blue Devil upperclassmen helped keep the team in the match. In her last appearance in a Duke jersey, Amanda Robertson notched a double-double with 13 digs and 11 kills, SEE VOLLEYBALL ON PAGE 8
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Sophomore Haley Peters led the Blue Devils with 14 points Thursday night against the No. 13 Boilermakers.
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Freshman Kelly Cobb has a team high 30 points this season, 11 goals and eight assists.
Coming off its first loss of the season last week against thenNo. 4 Notre Dame, Duke dominated Purdue on the boards by a margin of 50-32 to give the Blue Devils a hard-fought 6453 victory Thursday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium. “I just liked how we played,” Duke head coach Joanne P. McCallie said. “We played very aggressive, we pursued the ball, got ourselves second shot opportunities and got ourselves some great paint looks.” Purdue 53 Despite the disparity on the glass, the No. 13 Boilermakers (6-1) gave Duke 64 the No. 7 Blue Devils (5-1) all they could handle, especially in the first half. A potent backcourt, led by Brittany Rayburn and Courtney Moses, who finished with 16 and 17 points respectively, kept Purdue in the game. Purdue also scouted Duke’s offensive tendencies effectively, placing an emphasis on slowing down Duke’s leading scorer, Elizabeth Williams. Smothering post defense and frequent double teaming frustrated Williams, forcing her to a meager 2-of-17 shooting performance from the field, 0-for-5 in the first half. “I thought for about 30 minutes we played pretty well,” Purdue head coach Sharon Versyp said. “Then [Duke] just dominated on the boards, and that pretty much turned the tide.” The Blue Devils’ aggressiveness on the glass, tenacious perimeter defense and physicality in the second half allowed them to regain momentum. For Purdue, a lack of productivity from its post players and a one-dimensional jump-shooting offense in the second half prevented the
“I think the difference was [that in the first match]… I barely played and I think Katie was out for the whole game,” Demon Deacon defender Jackie Logue said. “I think we know that since we beat them once, that if we can play our game to the fullest and do everything that we can do, that we can win tomorrow.” Now the two teams meet as No. 1 seeds from their respective regions, and Duke will have the opportunity to prove it can beat a full-strength Wake Forest squad. “We’re looking to kind of get what we lost back because we did have a loss to them,” DeCesare said. “It’s about revenge.” While the conference rivalry adds to each team’s motivation, it may also provide them with an easier transition into playing in the national spotlight. The Blue Devils are making just their first College Cup appearance since 1992, and the Demon Deacons are in their first in program history. “I think it maybe takes a little bit of the edge off in that we’ve already faced each other on a big stage like this,” Wake Forest head coach Tony da Luz said. “It may take away a little bit of the nervousness, knowing your opponent pretty well. It’s the third game and we have to break the tie.” For their part, the Demon Deacons, led by Stengel and midfielder Rachel Nuzzolese, will face the challenge of cracking a Blue Devil defense that has allowed just 11 goals all season. If any team has the answer to the Duke back line’s stymying play this season, however, it is Wake Forest—one of only two teams to score twice in a game
against the Blue Devils. Although she did not score in the last matchup, Stengel, who owns 19 goals on the season, will pose the biggest threat for the Demon Deacons. “She is a sniper in the box,” Church said. “What amazes me is... sometimes forwards need a high number of opportunities to score goals. She doesn’t need that. She needs one or two chances, and she’s going to bury her chances.” In addition to her efficient finishes, Stengel possesses an instinct for scoring in any situation. “She’s a type of forward that’s always going to go at the goal,” Duke junior goalkeeper Tara Campbell said. “Some forwards like to get an assist every now and then. I don’t see that in her. Even if she’s in the corner, on the endline, she’s going to try to go at the goal and score.” On the other side, the Blue Devils will look to an array of scoring options, including sophomore midfielder Kaitlyn Kerr and freshman forward Kelly Cobb, who have both amassed double-digit goal totals this season. “[Cobb’s] extremely physical, but also she’s like a finesse player,” Kerr said. “So having three people in the midfield, we just try to play off her. If she makes a run inside, I’m going out. If she comes down, I’m going up. She’s just an awesome player.” Still, Wake Forest possesses an extremely stingy defense of its own, which has allowed only 16 goals all year and will pose the biggest challenge to Duke’s offense in the tournament so far. “There’s not going to be a lot of chances with Wake,” Church said. “It’s just a matter of when your chances come. You’ve got to be ready, and you’ve got to finish them.”
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Katie Stengel has not scored against Duke this season, but leads Wake Forest with 19 goals this year.
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Boilermakers from picking up a marquee road win. “I really liked how we came out in the second half, our tenacity, our physical play and how we dictated that for 20 minutes,” McCallie said. Coming off her ACC rookie of the week accolade, Williams broke the Duke freshman single-game rebounding record with 17, 10 of which came on the offensive end. The 6-foot-3 center also finished with nine points, eight of which came in the second half. “I haven’t seen [17 rebounds] since I have been at Duke,” McCallie said. Purdue’s double teaming of Williams allowed for sophomore Haley Peters to get open looks in the high post. Peters finished with a team high 14 points on 7-of-11 shooting. Chloe Wells was equally effective at point guard, with 13 points and six steals. “I thought Haley’s game was very efficient,” McCallie said. “With Chloe, her relentless leadership and [attack mode was pivotal].” In the absence of starting guard Shay Selby, Duke’s depth was instrumental in securing the Blue Devils’ first win over a ranked opponent this season. Allison Vernerey and Richa Jackson came off the bench to score a combined 11 points, all in the second half, to help the Blue Devils pull away. Starting in place of Selby, Tricia Liston grabbed six boards. “We’ve always had more than five starters,” McCallie said. “Tricia and Richa have always been starters in my mind.” Even after leading a young Duke team to its biggest win to date, McCallie stressed that the Blue Devils are still a work-in-progress and need to improve offensively. Duke finished with just 13 assists and was only 26of-70 from the field.
“We underachieved offensively in some areas, and that just comes with time,” McCallie said. “I see our offense really growing once we mature, once we settle down.”
VOLLEYBALL from page 7 contributing 12 points overall. Veterans Kellie Catanach and Christiana Gray also proved instrumental, with Catanach notching 42 assists and Gray leading the team with 13 points. “It was my last shot, my last chance, and going into it, I wanted to enjoy every moment of it,” said Catanach, a reigning AllAmerican setter. “I think that’s something that me and the other seniors in my class really did, and we really wanted to leave a legacy for Duke volleyball and to really leave an impact for the other players.” The senior—along with other veterans on the team—served as inspiration for sophomore libero Ali McCurdy, who highlighted the upperclassmen’s guidance throughout the season. McCurdy had a standout night against Tennessee as she broke the school’s singleseason digs record, with 26 for the game and 653 on the year. Despite breaking a Duke record, the sophomore could not help but focus on the team’s loss, especially after a deep run in last year’s tournament. “I feel like last season, there was this huge push, and we got really far in the tournament and made it to the Elite Eight, and this year that was what we strived to do, to go further,” McCurdy said. “It was a new team, and I think that throughout the season, we had big wins, and it stinks to come out on this side of it, but Tennessee was a great team, and as coach said in the locker room, they are going to go far.”
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Experiments in living At the end of the 2008Brodhead’s point was 2009 academic year, Presi- that our inventive energies dent Richard Brodhead can only find full realization gave a baccalaureate address when we turn our backs on aimed to calm the spirits of safety. This message has not a graduating class entering lost any valence as the econthe worst job omy has recoveditorial market in reered. Part of cent history. the challenge His address focused on a of living well will always be Duke student—a one-time striving after the novel and biology major and swanky the peculiar, like an artist Bay Area biotech employ- standing at the easel. ee—who had struck upon In our editorial yesterday, hard times. Brodhead did we addressed the trend of not care so much about the Duke undergraduate stuhard times as the student’s dents pursuing careers in wonderfully idiosyncratic re- finance and consulting and sponse to them. In the ulti- questioned whether these mate exercise of enterprise, careers allow students to fulthe student began selling, ly realize their social utility. of all things, jellyfish aquari- To further this discussion, ums. More than two years we question whether personlater, the company Jellyfish al fulfillment, too, gets short Art is still going strong. shrift in these career paths.
It’s not just “moving money into moneychangers’ pockets.” There are real services being provided, and it takes a lot of work and a real value added product. —“Sensible Student” commenting on the editorial “Pass the buck.” See more at www.dukechronicle.com.
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We understand what makes this sector enticing. Other careers paths are risky and ill-defined: Threats look even blacker in the dark light of student debt. Meanwhile, the road to the financial sector is clearly paved: On-campus recruiters and a long tradition of Duke students heading to the industry make it easy to figure out where the finance jobs are and how to get them. Duke students disproportionately come from well-off backgrounds, and lucrative jobs promise the continuation of this sort of lifestyle. The sector’s allure is enhanced by its prestige. This is, after all, just the sort of job for a graduate from a top university—one that opens doors without closing
any, pays well, looks good and allows us to enact every stereotype of early ’20s lifestyle. Deviating from this trajectory—working out of a garage in Los Altos instead of a Manhattan high-rise— sometimes seems unacceptable, a failure to realize the potential that all students admitted to Duke are supposed to have. These anxieties—fear of risk and fear of failure—are good reasons to take a job. But they just are anxieties, and they should not stop anyone from carrying out their own new and original experiments in living. We can live good lives without novelty but all great lives— Steve Jobs, Mother Theresa—are unprecedented. We do not rule out that
the financial sector has room for novelty. But students who secure jobs in this sector should use them for something bigger—to benefit others, to change society or to become a certain kind of person. We are frequent improvisors in our academic careers—trying one type of course, then another. We do this in our education, so why do we approach our career any differently? We ought to be passionate enough to bear the risks if it means doing something exciting and meaningful. There is something valuable about putting some cause ahead of yourself, prestige and achievement. The editorial board did not reach quorum for this editorial.
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have done a lot of things in my time here at jobs are scarce. That means that the average stuDuke. I have tried my hand as a DJ for WXDU, dent will owe more money while having less opbecome an advocate for Real Food, helped portunity to pay back the money they borrowed. to plan Global Health Week and Though this is not a problem for celebrated a national championwealthier Dukies, the financial ship for our men’s basketball team. straits that many undoubtedly face I have met numerous people and will continue to get worse, especialdeveloped some close friends that I ly if the unemployment rate does hope to have for the rest of my life. not drop and private colleges conThe list of positive experiences goes tinue to outpace inflation with their on and on, so, at risk of making you tuition hikes. Most Duke students gag with my sentimental recollecthink that they are relatively shelmilap mehta tions, I’ll stop here. tered from unemployment because There have also been many not- what i think, i think of the reputation of this University, so-positive occurrences that have exbut even today nothing is guaranposed some of the dark underbelly teed. The best decision therefore of the Gothic Wonderland. Last year in particular may be to graduate sooner rather than later. was a time of bad publicity for Duke. From sexist The outcome of the new housing model could emails to scandalous PowerPoint presentations, be successful or unsuccessful. Regardless, the admany events sparked discussion concerning gen- ministration decided to implement changes with der dynamics among the student body. For many, what feels like little to no input from the student the worst part was when John Henson passed out body, further exacerbating tensions between the in a port-a-potty and ruined Tailgate. Wait, not two sides. It has become the norm rather than the John Henson, I mean an actual 14 year old. My exception around here that the administration mistake. acts in the best interests of the administration first Some things have remained predictable. There and in the best interests of the students second. will be a hundred tents sloshing around the grass Skepticism and powerlessness should not prevail outside Wilson Gym in mid-February. The oppor- in a talented and dynamic student body, but I tunities to contribute and grow at Duke will con- wouldn’t be surprised if, at the current rate, they tinue to be nearly endless. Our faculty will remain eventually did. exemplary and the quality of our institution will True, some (if any) of you might say, but at least only get better. Also, it will still kind of suck to live we still have the great tradition that is Duke Basin Edens. ketball. I hate to say this, but the glory days may be Yet, in my best Obama impersonation: Change close to an end. Coach K is already the winningest has come to Duke. The Duke I know now will coach in Division I history, with win number 903 hardly be the Duke of the future. The spectacle this season. Though he looks to be in fine health that was Tailgate is, and will be, no more ... forever and spirit, who knows how much longer he will go to remain a relic of a bygone era. The housing before he calls it quits? It is possible (and I am cersystem is being changed to more closely resemble tainly hoping this is not true) that our title from that of a Yale or Harvard, and to be honest no 2010 will be Coach K’s last. one really knows for sure how this new housing Regardless of basketball, however, the Duke “experiment” will play out. It could end up mak- culture is shifting in a way that will alter the stuing student life much better than it is now or it dent experience for years. On a larger scale, life could end up failing miserably. Time will tell. It is will only get more challenging for the graduating certain, however, that the living experience of the college student. At this point, therefore, I feel that typical Duke student will be fundamentally differ- I am a product of an era that is ending, a type of ent in the coming years. Duke student that will be different from those in The future at Duke for the undergraduate is the future. My time is almost up—one more serapidly changing and is different from what it was mester to go. We’ll see what changes it brings. when I came here. Yet for several reasons, I find myself ready to say goodbye. Milap Mehta is a Trinity senior. This is his final colStudent debt is rising in an economy where umn of the semester.
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Savor the flavor
usually don’t cry, even when I probably should. I gaze upon funerals, weddings and chopped onions with dry eyes. About a month ago, years of unshed tears finally caught up with me and I wept like a child. I wept for the happiness of discovery, but also for the realization of lies and ignorance; I wept because I saw all that life has to offer, but also all that which it has travis smith kept from me. Hot tears savor the flavor streaming down my face, obscuring the “Z” and “X” on my tray’s placemat. I wept because I had just tasted perfection: a Zaxby’s Nibbler sandwich. Zaxby’s, for the unconverted, is a “fast casual” (like my Friday night, ladies) restaurant whose claim is selling “Real Chicken.” Founded in Athens, Ga., it quickly spread to over 500 locations (scattered throughout the southern states) in just 20 years. The restaurant serves chicken in multiple forms: as a finger, a wing or between two pieces of heavenly Texas toast. Just think of this place as a much better Chick-fil-a. But why am I writing about chicken? Most of my friends hadn’t even heard about Zaxby’s until I badgered them into going. As soon as we arrived and exited the car, the smell of fried birds hit us and the experience had begun. We spent Saturday mornings sitting on the Zaxby’s patio, recounting the number of sodas we had the night before and really enjoying our meals. As I write this I see students reviewing notes, their eyes focusing on a point miles past their laptop screens, trying to shove an insipid Subway sandwich into their cheek. Considering all the time we spend being unproductive in a day, don’t sacrifice your meals as well. Instead of mindlessly chewing while checking your Facebook (so as to not appear to be just eating alone), have a thoughtful conversation over a meal at a new place. When I was in Europe, the meals would take hours (the last half of the meal mostly spent playing “catch the eye of the server” with the other guests at your table). Whenever I sit down to eat dinner with my mother and her French boyfriend, he doesn’t understand the rush Americans seem to be in. For him, a meal isn’t something you do to stop being hungry; it’s something you do to share time and experiences with those around you. I said before that I usually have to pester first-time customers into going to Zaxby’s. The interest in their eyes changes to hesitation when I mention that it is a 10 to 15 minute drive, depending on traffic. That small time barrier is enough to dissuade some from trying something new, even if they’ve heard it serves the filet mignon of chicken sandwiches in a world mostly serving rump roast. In today’s age, most of what you could think of doing in your life has already been done. High schoolers spend weeks perusing through what the Princeton Review says about where they should go to school, formulating lists based on other people’s thoughts and opinions. The same goes for deciding to see a new movie, choosing a new book to read or figuring out a Spring break destination. Where is the exploration and discovery? A wise chief once said, “Money won is twice as sweet as money earned.” We research and review to earn our happiness, instead of taking a gamble. Sticking to eating on campus or on Ninth Street because it’s easy, carefully reading reviews to select the best product—it’s like letting society predigest your food. So in my final article I’d like to ask everyone to go to Zaxby’s. Not in the literal sense (unless, of course, you enjoy things that are good), but take this small, silly example as a plea for you to push your limits and explore. Enjoy experiencing something new with your friends, like chicken, and then take the time to sit around for hours talking about life, love and Zax sauce. Sure, one day all of this studying and stressing is going to probably give you what you thought you wanted in life, but college is also about slowing down and smelling the fryers while you still can. In the timeless words of Doug Stanhope, “Don’t just eat a mushroom stem and see colors; eat the whole bag and see God.” Travis Smith is a Trinity junior. This is his final column of the semester.
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l Hopsital Bernardino Rivadavia—Hospital Rivada- ment of foreigners because care for its own citizens has via for short—is Argentina’s oldest hospital still in also begun to suffer. full operation. Located on Avenida Las Heras, in Having spent the last four months in rotations at Hosthe Recoleta district of Buenos Aires, the pital Rivadavia, I can only begin to eluhospital serves not only as a treasured landcidate the complexity of this health care mark, but also as the startling image of pubreality—a reality that doctors, nurses, palic health care in Argentina today. tients and fellow interns collectively and Rivadavia, which occupies an area of openly recognize. Many of the patients I around five blocks, has managed to retain have seen have been poor foreigners or the neoclassical flavor from which its strucimmigrants, mostly from the neighboring tures—strong pillars, extensive gardens, countries of Peru, Bolivia and Paraguay. stone pavilions—were inspired. Although Although doctors and nurses try their best sonia havele founded in 1774, the hospital was not reto deliver exceptional care, their tools, a cultural tango located to its current address until 1887. technology and machines are, in every The design, based both on modern archicase, extraordinarily outdated. tectural concepts and convictions of European health Despite these realities, everyone simply shrugs their care, emphasized greater integration between health and shoulders. “Well,” they say, “Rivadavia is a public hosnature—an approach that supposedly lent itself to safer pital,” as if that categorization sufficiently justifies the attention and swifter recoveries. deep-seated problems of the Argentinean public health Despite its honored and entrenched history, exem- system—and there are more. plified by its own museum of medicine, Rivadavia is not One of the first issues to draw my attention was the obmerely a monument. Its structural deterioration and vious lack of supplies, from the complete nonexistence financial neglect demonstrate—if only part of the rea- of toilet paper and soap in the bathrooms to the sparing son—why, for me, this hospital functions as the face of use of cotton balls and alcohol. The majority of hospital Argentinean public health. beds are not covered with any kind of sanitary paper, and if The Argentinean health care system can be broken they are, the sheets are rarely replaced. Broken chairs and down into three main providers: the private sector, which squeaky doors line the hospital hallways, concealed by the covers about 5 percent of the population; mutuals or so- crowds of patients who wait hours each day for treatment. cial plans, which cover approximately 45 percent; and the Most Argentines will blame the government for the state public sector, which covers roughly 50 percent. of its public hospitals. Simply put, growth in public health Private health care in Argentina is much like that of care capacity has not been met with an analogous increase the United States—patients must meet their own individ- in funding. Government attention to spending has beual health care costs, primarily through private insurance gun to focus on other areas of health—specifically, drugs schemes. The social security sector, characterized by “mutu- and pharmaceuticals. This sort of redirected spending in als” and social plans, is funded and operated by “Las Obras conjunction with competition from the private sector has Sociales,” or the trade unions. Employers and employees largely contributed to the dwindling amount of resources each pay a fixed rate from which the mutual covers part of available to the nation’s public health facilities. the cost of care and medicines. Patients then pay the differSystemic glitches aside, however, most patients appear ence between the actual treatment cost and fixed rate. thankful and satisfied with the public health care they reThe public sector, however, is financed through taxes ceive. Hospital employees, too, rarely complain about the and utilized by thousands each day, and is the most ex- supply shortages or sub-par conditions. Like any hospital, hausted branch of the health care system. This is firstly physicians and nurses participate in weekly seminars and because in Argentina, health care is a universal human talks, and as a teaching institution, Rivadavia offers hunright granted to everyone regardless of income, nation- dreds of medical students opportunities to learn about both ality or status. Both citizens and non-citizens (legal and medicine and the realities of public health in Buenos Aires. illegal) are able to make use of the nation’s public system. Being an American, the image of public health care in Yet, an increase in immigration alongside a sharp rise in Buenos Aires certainly took me by surprise, forcing me to unemployment over the last 10 years has led to system think deeper for answers to our own ongoing debate. Yet, for overuse and new structural challenges. the people of Argentina, the gift of universal health care is a Argentina was a relatively rich nation when its current cherished and unchallenged right of which they are proud health care system was first instituted. During these initial and have no shame in sharing with the rest of the world. years, buses full of patients from neighboring countries and poor outskirts would arrive at public hospitals ready Sonia Havele is a Trinity junior and is currently studying to receive treatment. Today, however, many believe that abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This is her final column of Argentina can no longer afford to subsidize the treat- the semester.
lettertotheeditor A response to the series on Durham’s homeless I am saddened that the three-part series about homelessness in Durham that ran Nov. 18 to Nov. 21. leaned so heavily upon the voices of some of our leadership— but more saddened that some of our leadership do not know more. A couple observations: Since January 2010 through October 2011, the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program in Durham has assisted 146 households to avoid homelessness through the provision of $297,659.52 in direct support for rent and utilities. In addition, 133 households, representing 308 people—including 159 children—have been assisted to move from homelessness into housing. These individuals and families have been assisted with $461,923.77 in direct support. Of those assisted, 83 percent of the individuals and 93 percent of the families have remained in housing. This is 279 households over the last 22 months assisted to avoid and move out of homelessness. At a time when the forces of foreclosure, unemployment and overall recession have been at their highest, this is no small feat. This does not square with “little hope for those mired in a flawed system.” This work was reflected in the point in time count which showed a 14 percent reduction in the number of homeless families from January 2010 to January 2011 during a most difficult time. This is a result of many nonprofits and public agencies collaborating Urban Ministries of Durham, Genesis
Home, Interfaith Hospitality Network, Department of Social Services, City of Durham and Durham Housing Authority, just to name a few. Information about these outcomes was presented at the Point-in-Time Press Conference, and in the collaborative proposal to fund the work in this round of Continuum of Care. It is also reported into the Carolina Homeless Information Network, which is accessed by city staff. The project has had on-site monitoring reviews by the City of Durham, the County of Durham, the State of North Carolina and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. From January 2008 through June 2008, 26 people with mental illness were discharged into homelessness in Durham from what was then John Umstead Hospital. With interventions and other protocol including hospital liaisons, expanded outreach and engagement staff and increased permanent supportive housing options done by The Durham Center, the hospital, Housing for New Hope, Urban Ministries of Durham, the Durham Police and Sheriff’s Department, to name a few of the collaborative partners, the number of discharges into homelessness in Durham from Central Regional from January 2008 through June 2008, was four, an 85 percent reduction! This figure is cited on home page of Durham’s Opening Doors website. Terry Allebaugh Executive Director, Housing for New Hope
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TRUSTEES from page 1 University to the predicted costs of all the capital projects being considered. “I’m going to point out that they don’t match up and discuss what we’re going to do about that,” Trask said. Wagoner noted the Trustees’ responsibility to support the administration in securing resources for projects that further the administration and faculty’s goals for Duke. Assessing the University Additionally, the Board will hear a series of extensive University updates, including a presentation on the future of Duke Medicine in the context of new health care regulations. Dr. Victor Dzau, chancellor for health affairs and president and CEO of Duke University Health System, will lead the presentation that will focus on how health care reform and cuts to federal funding will affect the hospital system, research and education. “Dollars that come to the health system are going to
shrink, which means academic enterprise—especially in the School of Medicine—and nursing will be more constrained,” Dzau said. “We will have to think about how we will continue to be as wildly successful as we are today with a smaller pot.” Dzau will next create a planning group of faculty and administrators that will begin the planning process to adapt to federal health care changes and reduced funding for Duke Medicine—a $3 billion business. “[We’ll discuss] how we can make sure we spend within the means but spend in such a way that we can be successful,” Dzau said. The Board will also hear a presentation on Duke’s competitive position compared to peer institutions that will largely focus on national rankings systems, said Michael Schoenfeld, vice president for public affairs and government relations. The Board is interested in learning more about how university rankings, such as those published annually by the U.S. News and World Report, are determined—a sentiment that manifests itself every few years, said Pro-
vost Peter Lange, who will deliver the presentation with Schoenfeld. Lange added that he will explain that rankings are largely determined by factors out of the University’s control, such as peer review. Other factors that can be controlled by the administration, such as SAT scores, should not be given more weight than other values in the admissions process simply to raise Duke’s ranking, he noted. Wagoner said that in this presentation, the Board will more broadly discuss the strategies of other universities and how Duke compares. The Board will also evaluate Duke’s efforts relative to its strategic priorities, as the Trustees are always interested in how Duke can continue to be competitive, he added. “The bigger discussion is to understand with clarity the strategic initiatives of the University and how we’re going to fund those,” Wagoner said. Lange will also deliver an update on Duke Kunshan University. The Board will vote to approve the Masters of Management Studies degree program for DKU, which was approved by the Academic Council Thursday. This vote is one of two action items on the Board’s agenda this weekend, including the final approval of renovations to the first and second floors of the Gross Chemistry Building. William Kirby, T. M. Chang professor of China studies at Harvard University and Duke’s senior adviser on China, will also be in attendance. Kirby will address the potential benefits and risks for Duke in assuming the leadership of American higher education in China and give an assessment of DKU’s progress to date, according to a summary provided by Nora Bynum, associate vice provost for the Office of Global Strategy and Programs and managing director for DKU and other initiatives in China. A look at student life Vice President for Student Affairs Larry Moneta and Steve Nowicki, vice provost and dean for undergraduate education, will lead a presentation on the undergraduate experience, giving an update on the house model. Moneta said there will also be discussions about student programming and the subsequent growing space needs for Duke’s more than 500 student organizations that the new West Union Building will help to address. “The core aspect of Duke is the undergraduate experience,” Wagoner said. “This is a continuation of a theme that we’ll be revisiting at virtually every meeting—what are the key issues surrounding the undergraduate experience.” Nowicki could not be reached for comment Wednesday and Thursday. Trask will deliver an update on West Union renovations, which remain in conceptual design, Schoenfeld said. The Board will also discuss preliminary ideas about an addition to the School of Nursing, and it will revisit New Campus, which was originally proposed in 2005 but postponed indefinitely with the onset of the financial crisis. The Board is also spending time with students this weekend. Trustees had dinner with a group of undergraduates Thursday night, and the Trustee lunch Friday is being hosted by graduate and professional students, Wagoner said.
IRAN from page 4 French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe told reporters in Brussels, Belgium, that Greece in particular objected to the proposal since it buys much of its petroleum from Iran. France and other governments will seek to identify other sources for Greece that would make the ban possible later, he suggested. “Greece put forward a number of reservations,” Juppe said, according to the Associated Press. “We have to take that into account. We have to see with our partners that the cuts can be compensated by production increases in other countries. It is very possible.” A group of European ambassadors in Iran, accompanied by the heads of mission from Russia, Canada and Australia, visited the embassy grounds and a diplomatic residential compound Thursday to inspect the damage and expressed shock at what they saw. They described the youths’ actions Wednesday as a “rampage.” Windows were broken, doors were forced open and objects had been tossed out of windows, they said. Paintings had been cut up, computers were smashed, and slogans were sprayed on the wall saying “Down with England” and “Hezbollahis are Victorious,” they added. “This is awful,” said one diplomat who asked not to be named for fear of souring his country's relations with Iran. “The inside of the building has been completely demolished.” Iranian police prevented foreign journalists from accompanying the diplomats.