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Dawkins buries Wake, Duke rolls

Four committees to identify areas for improvement by Danielle Muoio THE CHRONICLE

have been here at Duke,” Dawkins said. “After the Clemson game, all [I heard was], ‘He’s done this before. He’ll come back and fall off again.’ I pay attention to that stuff and I’m trying to prove to people that I live up to the stats.” When Dawkins’ offense cooled off in the second half, junior Seth Curry and

Administrators at Duke Medicine kicked off the New Year by coming together to consider critical issues Duke Medicine will face due to impending national health care reform. Dr. Victor Dzau, chancellor for health affairs and president and CEO of Duke University Health System, has launched enterprise-wide planning throughout Duke Medicine to confront the changing nature of health care and uncertainties in future funding due to federal budget cuts. The six-month program will use four committees, which held their first meetings Jan.7, to examine areas of the health system that need improvement, which include: clinical alignment, education redesign, areas of distinction and research optimization. “We have to reduce the costs and improve the quality of health,” Dzau said. “We want to continue planning on how we can achieve both.” Changes in health care and financial concerns motivated the institutional reforms, said Dzau, who made a presentation outlining this four-pronged strategy to the Board of Trustees in December. The fact that NIH’s resources will likely shrink in the coming year is one of the main motivations for this planning, said



by Maureen Dolan THE CHRONICLE

For Duke, there are games where the team lives or dies by the 3-point shot. Thursday night against Wake Forest, the Blue Devils thrived with 11 3-pointers, while the Demon Deacons floundered with only three. Aided by an early lead, Duke defeated Wake Forest 91-73 at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The No. 4 Blue Devils (16-2, 4-0 in the ACC) gained the lead with fifteen minutes to play in the first half and never looked back. “Tonight the fact that we [took a big lead and held it] was a huge step for our team,” junior Ryan Kelly said. “We’re concentrating for longer periods of time, especially on the defensive end. That shows the sign of a maturing team.” Defensively, the Blue Devils were able to slow the Demon Deacon offense in the first half behind high-pressure defense, all but eliminating Wake Forest’s passing lanes. The real story, though, was the impressive and balanced offensive showing from the team. Junior Mason Plumlee, who has struggled at the charity stripe this season, went 4-of-6 from the free throw line against


Junior Andre Dawkins hit seven 3-pointers in the first half as Duke downed ACC rival Wake Forest, 91-73. the Demon Deacons (10-8, 1-3). His presence opened the door for Duke’s outside shooters. Enter junior Andre Dawkins. After a stellar 24-point performance against Clemson last Sunday, Dawkins earned the starting spot and he did not disappoint. Dawkins put up 21 points in the first half, entirely from 3-point shooting. “I feel like I’m more focused that I ever

Transloc to allow students to Admins rehash track campus buses on the go West Union plans ACADEMIC COUNCIL

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by Kristie Kim THE CHRONICLE

Members of Academic Council heard an update about the upcoming West Union Building renovations at their meeting Thursday. The renovation of the West Union Building, funded by an $80 million gift to the University from the Charlotte-based Duke Endowment, is one of three upcoming projects charged with revamping buildings part of the campus’ original construction, Vice President for Student Affairs Larry Moneta said during a presentation to the council. The presentation was similar to the one delivered to students in October. “As complicated as the nature of the structure and architecture of the buildings are, even more complicated are [West Union’s] occupants and their needs,”

Duke students will now have some assistance when facing the common dilemma of whether to take the C-1 or wait for a C-2. All of the University’s buses have been outfitted with a new GPS tracking system that allows any student to view the realtime location of each bus in the fleet either on a web site or through a mobile application. The system is called Transloc and is being made possible through a collaboration between Duke Student Government, Parking and Transportation Services and the Office of Information Technology. Transloc will go live at the end of the month. “We have a sampling rate of about a second, so you’ll see visibly and clearly where a bus is at any moment in time,” said Sam Veraldi, director of Parking and Transportation Services. One important feature of Transloc is that users will be able to see when the next bus will be arriving at a specific




By the end of January, students will be able to track the position of buses along campus online or via a mobile application.


Duke to meet Maryland this weekend, Page 6

“Call ‘Shooters’ ‘SHOOOTAHHZZZ’ in your texts to friends. If you have an iPhone, it’ll eventually make sure you do.” —Indu Ramesh in “Like a monkey with a keyboard.” See column page 11

Director discusses clean energy, Page 3

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Perry drop-out, Santorum win shake GOP primaries

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — In the most extraordinary day of the Republican presidential race, a series of fast-paced and unexpected events shook the candidates and their campaigns Thursday, significantly changing the dynamic of the contest just two days before a crucial primary that many thought might settle the nomination. It was a day of split-screen viewing and almost hourly recalibration. Iowa Republicans declared former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania the new winner of their Jan. 3 caucuses, erasing Mitt Romney’s eight-vote victory. Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who had one of the largest donor networks of any candidate, quit the race and endorsed former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who was gaining momentum but faced new challenges as his ex-wife accused him in interviews of asking for an “open marriage.” And that was all before mid-afternoon.



Social Movements Exhibit Bryan Center Louise Jones Brown Gallery, 12 a.m. The items on exhibit will be pictures in a time-line format that chronicles activism on campus.

Mock Interview Day for First-Years & Sophomores Career Center, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Career Ambassador Team (CAT) is hosting its third-annual Mock Interview Day offered to first-year & sophomore students. shut Beijing sets stringent air down for illegal sharing quality measures for city WASHINGTON, D.C. — Federal authorities shut down Thursday on charges that it illegally shared movies, television shows, and e-books, prompting hackers to retaliate by blocking access to several websites, including the Justice Department and Universal Music.

Graduate Student Drop-In Advising on West Campus Bryan Center Meeting Room A, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Students will have 15 minutes with an advisor for specific questions.

BEIJING — In a rare bow to public pressure, the Beijing local government has begun using a more stringent measure for air quality, and the first publicly announced readings Thursday showed the air was “hazardous” in at least two areas of the polluted capital city.

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Kallenberg urges clean energy discussion by Ben Rakestraw THE CHRONICLE

Energy problems require a rational discussion among the experts and the public to ensure accurate information and strong clean energy policy in the future, said a leading filmmaker Wednesday evening. Documentary filmmaker and producer Gregory Kallenberg and Richard Newell, Gendell associate professor of energy and environmental economics and director of the Duke Energy Initiative, hosted a viewing of Kallenberg’s film—“Haynesville: A Nation’s Hunt for an Energy Future”—followed by a question and answer session. The film, which follows three people from northwestern Louisiana as their lives are affected by the discovery of the Haynesville Shale natural gas deposit, comes at a time when growth in hydraulic fracturing or “fracking,” the process of injecting liquid into gas wells to fracture rock and release the gas trapped within, is stoking a heated discussion about the future of energy in the United States. “We’ve seen this film bring people together to have a discussion about our energy future,” Kallenberg said. “There needs to be a populist voice given to the middle in order to solve the problems we face.” The film attempts to tell the story of the Haynesville shale boom in a way that gives voice to every angle and opinion, from a landowner who signs a windfall lease agreement with a drilling company to a group of landowners denied royalties and environmental protections on

their land due to a long-forgotten 1955 contract. “I would like to say we are on both sides of the issue, but I’ve gotten crushed by both sides,” Kallenberg said. Kallenberg said he believes that because the film remains objective, people will be forced to form an opinion one way or the other. “Both sides of the issue are causing stasis in the middle,” he said. Besides chronicling the personal stories of the three members of the Louisiana community, the film addresses the need for discussion and collaboration in order to transition from polluting fossil fuels to clean alternatives. “[The film] is a spoonful of personal story helping the energy story go down,” Kallenberg said. After “Haynesville,” Kallenberg plans to launch a series of films with the world’s foremost energy experts to inform the public on fossil fuel use and alternatives. Attendee Marc Monbouquette, a second year graduate student at the Nicholas School of the Environment, said that the film told the story of the Haynesville shale deposit accurately and objectively. “It reinforced my opinion on fracking,” Monbouquette said. “I am becoming more of a supporter.” The film screening was the first in a series of energy talks hosted by the Duke Energy Initiative. The Energy Initiative brings together various schools of the University, such as the Nicholas School, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences and the School of Law,

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Documentary filmmaker Gregory Kallenberg speaks Wednesday following a screening of his film. Newell said. The collaboration between the schools, as well as the broad spectrum of speakers in the series, should generate a dialog within the University and beyond to address the world’s energy problems. “Given the interest in natural gas in the U.S., I thought it would be of interest with our broader community, ” Newell said. Through his films, Kallenberg said he intends to engage the community to discuss energy issues rationally and meaningfully, noting the polarizing effect of

another documentary that was critical of natural gas drilling. “When ‘Gasland’ came out, people went to opposite extremes,” he said. “We’re creating a table in the middle where people can sit and discuss.”

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TRANSLOC from page 1 stop, reducing the stress of relying on a sometimes unpredictable bus system, he added. Users will also be able to receive notices of bus locations via text message. “People have very busy lives, and we’ve all got many things that demand attention, so the ability to know when you’re at a location that a bus is really going to hit that location in three minutes... is going to give everyone a high degree of comfort,” Veraldi said. The Transloc system will also allow the posting of messages to notify students about delays and other changes to bus routes. In addition, the system will also contain tracking information on other area transit systems, such as the Bull City Connector and the Durham Area Transit Authority buses, Veraldi said. DSG leaders have been working with Parking and Transportation Services to implement a bus tracking system since 2008. An attempt by several Pratt School of Engineering students to develop such a program in Fall 2010 ultimately failed, leading Parking and Transportation Services to look

elsewhere, eventually selecting Raleigh-based technology company Transloc to create the GPS system, according to a DSG press release Monday. “We looked at a number of different existing products that were proven technologies, and [Transloc] really rose to the top of the heap,” said Kyle Cavanaugh, vice president for administration. Veraldi added that Parking and Transportation Services conducted interviews and demonstrations with about seven different companies before deciding on Transloc. The idea of a GPS tracking system for Duke buses is wellreceived among students. Freshman Crystal Owens said the system will reduce the time she spends waiting for buses. “[The buses] are not always quite on schedule, so I’d like to know where they are,” sophomore Eliza Gentzler added. Transloc is not the only new addition to transportation at Duke. Automatic passenger counters are also being installed on Duke buses. This technology will provide Parking and Transportation Services with data that can be used to increase the efficiency of Duke’s transit system, Cavanaugh said.

“What this... allows us to do is really manage the transportation component in a much more sophisticated way,” he said. “We’ll be able to look at parameters for benchmarking the routes and ridership and look at the total duration of time for not only the whole routes but also in between stops. It gives us lots of tools and gives the drivers lots of tools.” Parking and Transportation Services also added eight new buses to the fleet at the start of the Spring, bringing the total number of buses in the University’s fleet to 28. The addition of the new buses, in conjunction with the elimination of some old buses, reduced the average age of the Duke bus fleet from more than 11 years down to six years, Veraldi said, noting that this will also reduce expenses. The purchase of the new buses was the result of a lobbying effort by Duke Student Government that began in 2010. DSG President Pete Schork, a senior, said the organization was concerned about Duke’s aging buses. “There have been several spontaneous fires over the past few years that really were concerning,” Schork said. “[The new buses] are also more reliable, so there’s fewer breakdowns and dependability for students is greater.”

DUKEMED from page 1 The Department of Biomedical Engineering Announces its Spring 2012 Graduate Seminar Series:

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Monday, February 6: Speaker, Ashutosh Chilkoti, Ph.D, Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Advisor, PhaseBio Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Monday, March 12: Speaker, Vinayak Bhat, Ph.D, Chief Development Officer and President of Ophthalmology, Elixir Medical Corporation.

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Location: Schiciano A Auditorium, CIEMAS Building, Engineering Quad Time: 4:25 – 5:25 p.m. This series showcases the experiences of Biomedical Engineering researchers who have taken their research from the laboratory to the marketplace, over the past 3 decades. All members of the academic community are invited to attend.

Dr. Joseph St. Geme, co-chair of the research optimization committee and the chair of the Department of Pediatrics. “We recognize that we will not likely have the same level of NIH support both at Duke and across the country,” St. Geme said. Dzau added, however, that Duke Medicine will not be limiting itself and instead seek to become more efficient through these changes. Finding the best model Dr. William Fulkerson, executive vice president of DUHS and co-chair of the clinical alignment committee, said his committee will discuss what clinical care models provide the highest quality care with the least amount of cost. The committee’s charge is to find a structure of clinical care that uses efficient decision-making to provide the highest quality care, while enabled to respond to different market opportunities quickly. “Our goal is to step back and see if we are positioned to really have the optimal clinical product in a way that it needs to be configured in the next five years,” Fulkerson said. Duke’s current health care model incorporates the Private Diagnostic Clinic—commonly known as Duke Clinic. Fulkerson, former executive medical director of the PDC, added that the health system will also try to open more care to more people and examine if the private clinic model is the best option for the future. “We are doing a deeper dive now on five to six different models and trying to talk about variables like cost [and] future change... and then trying to bring a recommendation,” he said. “We have to understand the implications of any organizational changes that we might suggest.” The co-chairs of the education redesign committee, Dr. Haywood Brown and Dr. Edward Buckley, could not be reached for to comment. Brown is the chair of the obstetrics and gynecology department and Buckley is the vice dean of medical education at the School of Medicine. Uniting research and clinical care The areas of distinction committee is responsible for identifying Duke’s especially promising clinical research programs and applying their strategies to improve other programs, said Sally Kornbluth, co-chair of the committee and vice dean for research at the School of Medicine. The committee will work on identifying between five and seven top programs. “The optimal program would be strong both clinically and in terms of research,” Kornbluth said. “We want to... see where we get synergies between research and clinical care and [find] strategies [for them] to grow and enhance.” In terms of research, St. Geme said his committee will look to achieve two goals: enhancing Duke’s world class research enterprise and transforming medicine, science and innovation. “In some areas, I suspect we will have recommendations we can implement without any discussion,” St. Geme added, noting that others will require more planning to implement. An overall steering committee—comprised of the cochairs of each of the four committees among others—will manage these discussion and any areas of overlap. In six months, Duke Medicine plans to have targeted the key areas for improvement. “We are a step ahead of the game in undertaking this process, considering the change we are amidst and the change that is inevitable in the near future,” he said.


COUNCIL from page 1 Moneta said. The project is a response to Duke’s lack of public spaces for both students and faculty, Executive Vice President Tallman Trask added. One of the most pressing issues driving the renovation is the building’s current dining capacity, Moneta said. West Union, which currently provides 6,000 meals per day, is predicted to lack adequate dining space for students in five to 10 years. He added that the new West Union floor plan allows for 900 seats—a significant increase from the roughly 650 seats currently available. The number of eateries will remain approximately the same. Designs for the renovated West Union are still in conceptual planning, though preliminary designs incorporate a new marche structure with block-sized restaurant units, Moneta said. This setup is modeled after Chef Mario Batali’s Eataly, a city block of restaurants in New York City. “We are set to create one of the best dining experiences imaginable—one in which students will be inspired to freely engage with both faculty and other students and will also be appropriate for the new housing model,” Moneta said. The upcoming months will be devoted to the relocation of student centers— such as the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture and the Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Life—that will be displaced by the renovation, Moneta said. The renovations to West Union are scheduled to begin summer 2013. Berndt Mueller, professor of phys-

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ics, said there should be focus on spaces where faculty and student could meet during meals. “The current Focus program allows for a strong interaction between faculty and students and seems to be working well on East Campus,” Mueller said. “I presume that there would be a similar interest level to recreate these meetings for senior capstone seminars in [the new West Union Building].” In other business: Council members also heard a presentation from Deborah Jakubs, Rita Di Giallonardo Holloway University librarian and vice provost for library affairs. Jakubs said that due to an increased demand for digitization and data visualization in the past year, the University libraries will now offer data management consultations and public overhead scanners. In addition, administrators have hired three new library staff members—the head of digital scholarship, data visualization coordinator and digital humanities technology consultant—in response to students’ demands for more specialized consultations. Jakubs also presented updates on the renovations to the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. The Rubenstein Library is the final part of the Perkins project, a multiyear library renovation project that began in 2000. All library staff and collections would be relocated by December 2012, and the Rubenstein Library will move to a temporary space on the third level of Perkins, Jakubs said. The grand re-opening of the Rubenstein Library is planned for early 2015, though the timeline is variable.

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The Chronicle previews the men’s basketball team’s Saturday matchup with defensive-minded Florida State, which beat North Carolina by 33 last week.


Dawkins maintains hot hand from deep Rivers responds to benching with second-half outburst by Scott Rich THE CHRONICLE


Two smiles told the story for Andre Dawkins and Austin Rivers Thursday night. Dawkins’ moment came midway through the first half, after his fifth 3-pointer of the night bounced around on the rim before finally falling. He ran backwards down the court, a grin on his face, content after proving his breakout performance against Clemson Sunday night was not a fluke. Game Rivers, meanwhile, struggled in that half, at one point emphatically arAnalysis first guing with Ryan Kelly after the co-captain missed Rivers open in the corner. But after a lackluster start, Rivers came out with a new energy in the game’s final period. His aggressiveness and swagger returned, punctuated by a banked-in 3-pointer midway through the half that Rivers only saw from the floor after being knocked down. Rivers, too, turned and smiled as he ran down the court. Like his teammate, his catharsis had come. “I thought I deserved one of those,” Rivers said. “For

Andre Dawkins shot 7-for-12 from beyond the arc, pushing his point total to 45 over the last two games.



Austin Rivers, coming off the bench for the first time in his college career, scored 20 points on 6-for-11 shooting.


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Two of the ACC’s top teams are set to collide in the conference’s marquee early season matchup. No. 8 Maryland (17-1, 4-1 in the ACC) will square off with No. 5 Duke (15-2, 6-0) at Cameron Indoor Stadium Sunday afternoon. The Blue Devils are winners of their past nine contests—they have not dropped a game since Dec. 8 at Kentucky. Meanwhile, the Terrapins were undefeated in their first 16 contests this season before suffering their first loss of the year on the road to No. 11 Miami by a score of 75-63. Maryland was able to rebound and get back to its winning ways, defeating Virginia 6861 in College Park last Monday. Duke defeated Georgia Tech 79-62 in Atlanta in its last outing. Head coach Joanne P. McCallie was impressed with her team’s performance against Georgia Tech, but said what her team really needed right now was some time to rest after playing three games in six days. “We are going to take a day off tomorrow. We take it pretty much one day at a time,” McCallie said Wednesday night. “I know that people like to get excited about games but for us every ACC game is a challenge. We need to come back with a clear head on Friday and get ready to practice for Sunday. Maryland is a great team.”

This game features a matchup between the top offense and top defense in the ACC. The Terrapins rank second in the nation in scoring, led by the ACC’s top scorer, sophomore forward Alyssa Thomas, who averages 16.8 points per game. Duke has relied on its pressure defense all year, and it has paid significant dividends. The Blue Devils are allowing an ACC-best 52.5 points per game. Freshman Elizabeth Williams has controlled the paint for Duke on the defensive end all year, leading the ACC in blocked shots. Her 3.9 blocks per game are the third most by any player in the nation, and she sits two blocks away from the Duke freshman record of 68. Sophomore Chelsea Gray has also been a key contributor on defense for the Blue Devils, averaging 2.5 steals per game. The most crucial battle in this game will be fought on the glass, as the two top rebounders in the conference square off in the post. Maryland’s Tianna Hawkins is the ACC’s leading rebounder this season at 9.6 per game, with Duke’s Williams close behind at 9.0 per contest. Hawkins, a 6-foot3 junior from Clinton, Md., has recorded eight double-doubles for the Terrapins this season. Maryland has held an edge over its opponents on the glass by an average of 16.3 boards per game this year, while Duke pulls down 9.8 more rebounds per game than its opponents.


Richa Jackson has excelled as a starter, highlighted by a 17-point performance against Georgia Tech.


you could see he wasn’t himself. When he hit the three off of the tap out that really helped him.� that to fall, it was the basketball gods helpDawkins’ defense continued to quietly ing me out.� mature as well. Dawkins dove on the floor on Duke’s guards were indeed the story in the multiple occasions for loose balls and smartly team’s 91-73 win over Wake Forest. Dawkins used his fouls to turn uncontested Demon scored 21 points in the first half on 7-for-11 Deacon layups into trips to the free throw shooting from beyond the arc, giving him 45 line. When the Duke lead shrank to 11 with points in his last three halves of basketball. Wake Forest on the line as the half wound Rivers, meanwhile, did his scoring in the sec- down, it was Dawkins who took the lead, talkond half, finishing to his team in ing with 20 total the huddle. points after shootRivers, mean“It pissed me off. That was ing 4-for-5 in the while, returned to his whole intention, to piss the starting lineup final period. Krzyzewski’s in the second half me off. When [Krzyzewski] confidence in after starting the both Rivers game on the bench did it I was so angry. I was and Dawkins for a first time blocking people’s shots [in showed at difin the Duke uniferent points in practice], talking trash, get- form. Despite his the blowout vicearly struggles, the ting in fights with people. I freshman justified tory. Inserted into the starting Krzyzewski’s trust by was so angry. But that was lineup, Dawkins not only attacking started slowly in his intention. He’s a genius the rim with confithe new role— dence, but doing so and it got me going again.� in a balanced and the junior had more turnovers — Austin Rivers, on his benching controlled manner. than points dur“It pissed me off. ing his first stint That was his whole in the game. intention, to piss me But Krzyzewski stuck with his sharpshoot- off,� Rivers said of Krzyzewski’s decision to start er and was rewarded. An offensive rebound him on the bench. “When he did it I was so anby Ryan Kelly netted Dawkins a wide-open gry. I was blocking people’s shots [in practice], shot, his first basket of the night. That talking trash, getting in fights with people, I prompted a stretch in which Dawkins scored was so angry. But that was his intention. He’s a 21 of the Blue Devils’ next 28 points. genius and it got me going again.� “I thought he was nervous a little bit,� Having two dynamic scorers in Rivers Krzyzewski said of Dawkins’ start. “[Kelly] and Dawkins will only be a boon for Duke made a big play for him. On a missed free as ACC play continues. And given the conthrow he tapped it out and Andre didn’t fidence both shooting guards have develhave to think about it. He just did what oped, there should be more smiles the rest he does, but Ryan made the play.... But of the year.

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M. BASKETBALL from page 1 freshman Austin Rivers were more than ready to pick up the slack. Curry started the second half with four consecutive layups within the first five minutes of play and finished with 14 points. Rivers, meanwhile, did not start for the first time this season. Although he only scored six points in the first half, he racked up 20 by the end of the game. Kelly also added 20 points and was a major force on the defensive end. Freshman Tyler Thornton had a solid showing off the bench against the Demon Deacons. He only scored

one point, but his career-high eight assists helped to secure the victory. “We’ve got a lot of guys who can put the ball in the basket,� Dawkins said. “It showed tonight. We had pretty good balance.� Duke is now looking at a 48-hour turnaround before facing Florida State this Saturday, a team that upset the Blue Devils in Tallahassee last season. Last week, Florida State defeated then-No. 3 North Carolina 90-57. “They’re playing lights-out basketball,� Krzyzewski said. “They’re long and they’re old. And in college basketball when you’re old it means you’re experienced. We’re playing men on Saturday afternoon. Hopefully we’re men.�


The Blue Devils earned their 64th consecutive home victory against an unranked opponent Thursday night.

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Making a Pan-heaven of Panhel The Panhellenic Associa- recruitment processes. tion sororities’ annual recruitIt is worth mentioning that ment is underway, which makes sororities’ recruitment events now just the time to critically are inflexible to an extent. assess recruitment practices Many must adhere to the strinemployed by Panhel. The in- gent guidelines set forth by their tensive selection respective naprocess is downtional chapters editorial right daunting for fear of sigfor some female students, espe- nificant financial reprimands. cially given the unenviable task National Panhellenic requireof having to win the approval ments can be even stricter, in of group members in limited some cases placing restrictions time. It should come as no sur- on the content of girls’ conprise that, although each soror- versations. Simply put, some ity refuses to publicly declare aspects of the superficiality of the criteria it uses to evaluate the process cannot reasonably potential members, individual be controlled by Duke Panhel sororities might seem to resort and are simply endemic to the to superficial metrics in this national Greek culture. Sororiassessment. More unsettling, ties on campus can’t be held however, is Panhel’s laissez-faire accountable for this. mentality with respect to the At the same time, we emphaissue—a sense of complacence size that national regulation does with the values espoused by the not constitute an excuse for Pan-

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hel to stand idly by. The grievances most frequently voiced by existing members themselves or potential new members—namely undue emphasis on physical appearance and social pressure to aspire to join so-called “toptiered” sororities—are serious and not without merit. A multilateral effort to combat these issues would be most effective. We strongly believe that a potential Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life/Panhel partnership is armed with sufficient political clout and social sway to implement specific solutions to these problems. Of utmost priority is a thorough, empirical investigation of the attitude of sorority women toward ideas such as “effortless perfection” and their respective chapters’ implicit endorsement of them. Indeed, before any

concrete steps are to be taken, we must formally and quantitatively assess the pervasiveness of this issue on Duke’s campus. Panhel and individual sorority chapters ought to implement other actionable measures too. We commend Panhel’s current recruitment counselor program in which select sorority members advise and encourage affected potential members, and we believe it is wholly necessary for each sorority chapter to extend this support structure to members post-recruitment. Further, we advise Panhel to publicly acknowledge and denounce the presence of the aforementioned values within sororities at the beginning of recruitment. Lasting change to recruitment and sorority culture with respect to these issues

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ecently, Elle uploaded a post entitled “Dear less busy in my future career?” Duke guys…” on the Develle Dish blog, in As busy as we may be at Duke, many of us are which she claimed that Duke guys needed pursuing careers in medicine, consulting and to start asking girls out on real banking, which will all require imdates: “Not a pregame for Shooters mense time commitments. Yet, we or before a date function with the see many doctors, consultants and expectation of a no-strings-attached I-bankers who still manage to date. hookup, but a traditional date.” I As such, I would suggest that it is often wonder why there isn’t more not a matter of being too busy, but dating at Duke; when this question rather a matter of priorities. Decomes up, someone always hastily spite all the extracurricular comsuggests that the “hook-up culture” caleb duncanson mitments, college is an ideal time is to blame. At Duke there is a conto date. It is easy to visit a person as news flash stant murmuring about the pervawell as get dinner together without siveness of this aspect of Duke unall of the logistical issues that exist dergraduate life. outside of college. So why don’t more guys ask out Based on my own observations, couples cer- girls on dates? tainly do not dominate the night scene at Duke I must disagree with Elle when she says to guys or make up the majority of people in the Shooters “It’s your problem.” My friend was a guy who did II line, but just how big of an influence does the take a girl out on a real date, only to be rejected hook-up culture actually have? Studies have shown afterward because she was “too busy.” After an exthat three-quarters of college students hook up perience like that, it must be difficult for a guy like during their college years, while 40 percent of him to try to muster the courage to ask another those students do so four or more times. If we hardworking and committed girl out on a date— define the hook-up culture as those who hook up and virtually all girls at Duke appear hardworking with four or more people, then that would leave us and committed. Though past experiences do not with 30 percent of the undergraduate population. necessarily translate into future ones, they might That still leaves a good 70 percent of students un- just alter a guy’s thinking. The same girl who is accounted for, so why do so few people date? very smart, popular and funny immediately beOnce, a friend of mine was spending a lot of comes intimidating because she might just be “too time with a girl from one of his classes, and it was busy” for you. We all know that even the most poclear after several months of flirting (in and out lite rejection still hurts. of class) that they liked each other. Eventually, he Nevertheless, I would venture to say that there asked her out on a date to a nice restaurant; when are plenty of guys at Duke who are willing to ask they kissed later, I thought this was a good sign, girls out on dates. I also believe that there are a and therefore spent the rest of the weekend in fair amount of girls who would like to be asked out high spirits for my friend. The next time they met, on dates. Both parties may not be as easy to find however, she said she was “too busy to date,” and as a frat party flyer on a Friday night, but they are then avoided him for the rest of the semester. out there. Maybe both parties are equally guilty Did he do something wrong? Clearly, this is for not looking in the right places. Ladies—do you only one example, but perhaps this girl verbalized think that Prince Charming is going to be riding a common Duke undergraduate belief—“I’m too in on the Shooters II bull? Likewise, gentlemen— busy.” It’s true that Duke students are busy, but are do you think you will find the girl of your dreams they too busy? I doubt that. Could it be that stu- stumbling toward you, half conscious, at a Central dents’ desire to excel and work hard leads them Campus party? Maybe if we all put the idea of beto believe that a relationship will only slow them ing too busy out of our minds, and stop believing down on their way to the top? Most Duke students in the hook-up culture, more people would find are so busy due to their course load and involve- themselves on an “actual” date. ment in extracurricular activities that they often long for a full night’s sleep. If you can relate to Caleb Duncanson is a Trinity senior. His column this sentiment at all, ask yourself, “Will I be any runs every other Friday.

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y name is Tegan Joseph Mosugu People work hard at this university and and I am a black student at Duke I would greatly appreciate it if somebody University. I was admitted into can name a major that is “easy.” I may not Duke at the age of 16 and be spending my nights in I also enrolled at that age. Perkins, but that does not During my time here at make my major easier than Duke, I have never felt so a Prattstar. You may not see ashamed and disrespected me studying all the time, as a student. It surprises me but that does not mean that that people in right states of I don’t study at all. Just like mind can attribute my exyou, I have to work hard in cellence to switching to an every class. There has been tegan joseph “easier major.” no class where I can easily mosugu I was flabbergasted when fall back on “an easy A!” StuI read The Durham Herdents have to put in work, be fierce, be real ald-Sun. The Herald-Sun even in “easy A classes.” We reported that a University all know that something one research paper found that “African-Ameri- person can consider easy might be onerous can undergraduates at Duke are dispropor- to another person. tionally more likely to switch from tough I absolutely detest the fact that somemajors to easier ones.” The article went on body can tell me being a history major is to state “the switch to easier majors was pre- easy! I took U.S. Legal History last semester dominantly responsible for why the grade with Professor Laura Edwards. That class point averages of black undergraduates was challenging and pushed me to the limultimately became similar to the GPAs of its. I eventually excelled in it and I take full white students as they progressed through ownership of it. I did not do well because I school.” I was very disturbed with the re- switched to a less rigorous program. I did port! I started off my Duke career with the well in it because of my passion and the intention of being pre-med. I chose not amount of work that I put into the class. to follow that route, not because I needed Further, the University should have in“an easy major” or “a high GPA.” I decided hibited this type of research. It is absolutely to major in history because studying it al- ridiculous that University officials can conlowed me to do things that a pre-med stu- done these things. There is nothing positive dent cannot. that can result out of this. It is a shame that I can’t speak for everyone out there, somebody can tell me that a black brother but I can speak for myself. If I am involved or sister of mine has a high GPA because he in something or studying something that or she switched into an easier major. This is turns out to not be what I expected, I have not only questioning the ability for blacks to the right to change my mind at any given achieve academically, but it is creating ignotime. Establishing a correlation among rance. I don’t know you and you don’t know race, GPA and easiness of major is a shame. me. Whether or not my GPA is high is my It eliminates other factors that can attribute personal business. You can have the highest to such an occurrence, such as hard work or lowest grade point average, but at the end and one’s interest in the subject at hand. of the day, it all comes down to who you are I am not attending this institution to sim- and how you can pursue your dreams. ply get a degree and have the perfect lookIgnorance—the word I used to describe ing transcript. I am attending this school to this research—should not be tolerated. I study something that suits me well. I do not should not have to feel privileged just bemind if it takes me time for me to discover cause I happen to do well and I happen to what it is. I would rather enjoy whatever I am be of a particular skin color! Just like you, I studying than have no passion for it at all. am also at this institution! I have the right It also fascinates me that researchers who to choose to study whatever best fits me and are supposed to be educating the public are nobody should have the audacity to quesdoing the opposite. First and foremost, just tion the reasons behind my excellence. like every other race here at this university, there is a wide spectrum in grade point avTegan Joseph Mosugu is a Trinity sophomore. erages in the black community. His column runs every other Friday.

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ate last night, I attempted to text my just sounds silly. friend something along the lines of “Like a monkey with a keyboard”—that’s “Let’s go to Shooters on Saturday, the phrase a friend used to describe our b****!” methods of texting, Facebook messaging Let’s be real here: It’s necand G-Chatting. essary to add these types of But English is an everaffectionate-yet-slightly-dechanging, evolving language. grading-yet-fierce nickname And technology is an everqualifiers after any statechanging, evolving phenomment involving Shooters. It’s enon. Simply put, the spojust the PC thing to do. This ken and written word must is Shooters II Saloon we’re constantly change to catch talking about, people. It deup to the great advances in indu ramesh serves our respect. technology that are made walk the walk, Yet somehow, this wasn’t at seemingly every moment. talk the talk coercive enough for my iPLanguage, by its definition, hone. I know—what could is meant to evolve. be more exciting than Technology is really Saturday-night Shooters with my b*****s? changing at warp speed. Look at the iPhone Regardless, my iPhone decided to take 3G I used to text my SHOOOTAHHZZZ matters into its own hands (or operating proposal: it’s an antique now. It doesn’t system). What showed on-screen was the even have the element of respect an antique much more effervescent and exhilarating is given; like the ’90s, it appears to exist in a “Let’s go to SHOOOTAHHZZZ on Satur- weird, liminal space between retro-cool and day, BETCH!” modern innovative excitement. For all you That’s right—my iPhone really did get smartphone-less Neanderthals out there, the better of me that time. “SHOOOTAH- you can get it on the Apple website for a HZZZ” is infinitely more exciting, forceful big, fat, whopping zero dollars. The phone and animated than “Shooters.” It sounds a is value-less, if you don’t count data. And in lot more like what I would say in real life, comparison to the iPhone 4S, it looks and and it captures the spirit and essence of the acts like a cheap piece of plastic—I don’t institution. Like I said earlier, it’s Shooters have a robot to do everything for me. II Saloon—“SHOOOTAHHZZZ” gives it But even if I did, I would still maintain the level of reverence it deserves. “SHOOOTAHHZZZ”-type lingo in texting Same with “BETCH”—which is just conversations. Sometimes, these changes infinitely cooler and more accurate than are what maintain our individuality and “b****.” “Betch” allows for censoring the personality while these sweeping advancecurse while still implying the paradox of ments are made. And maybe, one day— privilege yet frivolousness the word (pop- when robots can do almost everything for ularized by “BetchesLoveThis”) implies. us—language may be the only way to retain Which is not to say we’re all betches. We just our individuality. In this era of phones with like Shooters. Or SHOOOTAHHZZZ. 4G, with advancements like Siri to text and You may argue that texting things like search and do everything for you, it’s im“Let’s go to SHOOOTAHHZZZ on Sat- portant to attempt to communicate like real urday, BETCH!” is stupid. It’s not proper people. And what better way to express your English. It makes it seem like technology personality than to warp your language into is getting the better of us, encouraging us “SHOOOTAHHZZZ” and “BETCH?” That to reduce our thought processes and sub- kind of vernacular is a Duke student signavert our language into mindless capitals ture if there ever was one. and extended letter progressions.... That And so maybe “Let’s go to SHOOOTAHour conversations and interactions online HZZZ on Saturday, BETCH!” is a way for us have been reduced to expressing excite- to show that technology has not gotten the ment with phrases like “OMG, LOLLERSK- better of us. Autocorrect recognized that I 8ERZ!!!!!!!!!” Where we greet people with had written “Shooters” as “SHOOOTAHa “HAI GAISE!” Where we depart with a HZZZ” before, and wanted me to continue “BAII.” Where we express our affection for using the term and maintaining my individsomeone with a “RAHHVV YOUUU.” It all uality through warped language. And texting or chatting in this warped vernacular doesn’t make you stupid. It keeps you sane. It keeps you smart. It keeps you, well, you. Have you ever noticed that your conversations via text and instant messaging with friends feel completely different from we aspire to the Community Standard, we are bound by Duke interactions in real life? It’s because they University policy. are. The paradox of distant immediacy and Transitioning from the current legalism to a more honorintimacy which texting and chatting bring centered conduct policy is something that my organization, make them far from real conversation. At the Honor Council and I, support in principle. The power worst, these mediums make for hopeless to elevate the Duke community is not buried in the minutiae imitations. At best, you can make them a of Duke policy, but within each of us. Furthermore, honor testament to your individuality and your reshould govern not only areas explicitly addressed by adminislationship with the person with whom you tration in the policy handbook, but all facets of student life. communicate. Any honor-centered system, however, must be founded So take advantage of this. Call “Shootupon mutual trust and constancy. Our professors, for the ers” “SHOOOTAHHZZZ” in your texts to most part, do not coddle us academically with busy work friends. If you have an iPhone, it’ll evenand unnecessary assessments because they trust that we are tually make sure you do. And don’t be here to learn and will take the necessary steps to do so. In a afraid to use those umpteen exclamation similar vein, before clambering for open exams, let us show marks (!!!!!!!!!!!), MINDLESS ALLCAPS, administration—by respecting campus property, not abusing abrvs, and extendedddd letterrrr progressprivileges such as STINF, etc.—that we are fully capable of sioonnnnnsssss. You’re changing the Engpolicing ourselves. lish language. Just like you’re supposed to!

lettertotheeditor Letters in response to the recent unpublished study regarding GPA, major choices and race are running online today. Please visit the Opinion section at for more. Response to column’s call for open exams In Jeremy Ruch’s column on Jan. 18 regarding take home exams I was quoted as saying “The cheating scandal of Chem 31 and the purported cheating that occurred during Dan Ariely’s Behavioral Econ take home final last year point to a student body not ready for the responsibility of being under an honor-only policy (for exams).” Lost in this single quotation, however, were my broader feelings on the subject, which I would like to clarify. Unlike Davidson and UVA, which hold their honor codes to almost exclusive esteem, Duke operates under a tiered system in which the Community Standard is highly respected but ultimately, superseded by Duke University policy. As Duke students, we answer to this policy and the precedent that follows Conduct Board cases that adjudicate violations. While

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