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TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2012

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Low attendance forces Duke Athletics to sell student seats

Coffey named director of dining services by Gloria Lloyd

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Once regularly an asylum for 1,200 Crazies, Section 17 at Cameron Indoor Stadium now rarely plays host to a studentonly crowd. Student attendance at men’s basketball games has fallen consistently over the last five years, even dropping after Duke won its fourth national championship in 2010. This season, approximately 650 undergraduates have attended each game, 150 fewer than during the 200809 season. As a result, Duke Athletics has begun to sell an increasing number of general admission tickets in the student section on a regular basis. “It has nothing to do with the revenue. We just want it to be full,” Director of Marketing and Relations Mike Forman said. “If there were 1,200 students every game we would love it.” This is not the first season in which students have been ac-

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650 students

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companied by paying customers in Section 17, the 1,200-seat stretch of bleachers that run parallel to the court across from the team benches. Last season, Section 17 tickets were sold for every regular season home game except for Michigan State and North Carolina. Approximately 850 tickets are sold to home games during winter break, reserving 100 spots for local students to attend. “It does take a lot to go to K-Ville and wait outside, sometimes in the cold and in the rain, and then go into Cameron where you have to stand and jump up and down,” co-head line monitor Ellie Garrett said. “Students need to realize that going to Cameron is... an awesome experience.” This lack of undergraduate interest has led Duke Athletics to sell about 300 tickets per game this season, priced at $65. SEE ATTENDANCE ON PAGE 7

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Following a nationwide search, Duke has hired a new director of dining services set to start Feb. 27. With 24 years of experience in dining services, Robert Coffey, former senior associate director of housing and dining at Virginia Tech, Robert Coffey is the second dining director to come to Duke from Virginia Tech in less than one year. Rick Johnson, who became Duke’s assistant vice president of housing and dining last Spring, worked alongside Coffey until February 2011, when both departed Virginia Tech. Both Johnson and Coffey worked at Virginia Tech for more than 15 years. Coffey is currently the resident district manager for the University of South Carolina. “Virginia Tech is a multiple awardwinning dining program, so I loved everything about what [Coffey] brings from Virginia Tech,” Vice President for Student Affairs Larry Moneta said. “Between Rick’s very broad experience and Robert’s very detailed level of knowledge about the art and science of dining, I

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DukeEngage Student petition advocates cancels Ecuador for a ‘Conflict-Free Duke’ Coalition urges University to assess investments’ ties to conflict minerals summer program by Kristie Kim THE CHRONICLE

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Low enrollment numbers led to the cancellation of one DukeEngage program scheduled for this summer. Only four students applied for the summer 2012 DukeEngage in Quito, Ecuador. All were admitted, but after one student dropped out, the program was canceled Wednesday. The abrupt change now leaves little time for students to find an alternative summer program. “I felt really upset,” said freshman Tess Harper, who was slated to travel with DukeEngage to Ecuador this summer. “It was nice to have my summer already planned out”. No Duke professors had yet been appointed to lead the immersion program as of its cancelation, Director of SEE DUKEENGAGE ON PAGE 5

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A group of Duke students is making strides in its petition to make the University more conscious about conflict minerals and its investments. Coalition for a Conflict-Free Duke is calling on the University to actively support the crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo. To date, these efforts have resulted in an official statement from the University’s procurement department regarding conflict minerals earlier in the Fall and a unanimous Duke Student Government resolution, which called for a more robust University purchasing policy that would favor companies that do not use conflict minerals in their products. Now, the coalition is trying to take their cause to the Board of Trustees. “We are proud that Duke is one of eight colleges that have issued a statement on conflict minerals, but

now we are interested in the implementation of these proposals,” said junior Sanjay Kishore, president of the Duke Partnership for Service and member of the CCFD board. The group wants to alter the University’s investment strategy with respect to electronic companies and conflict minerals, Kishore said. These minerals— materials mined from conflict-stricken areas, such as the Congo— are often found in electronic consumer products. Rebel groups in Congo use the profits from the mineral trade to control local populations and perpetuate the ongoing crisis. According to its online petition that launched in early December, CCFD wants the University to implement a proxy voting guideline that would instruct the University to vote in favor of conflict-mineral conscious

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Rivers becoming a dependable scorer, Page 7


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As the GOP presidential primary race hurtles to Florida, the candidates will be confronted with a question central to the health of the state’s still weak economy: What are their plans for solving the housing mess? Florida’s economy rests heavily on housing,which has struggled in the years since the bubble burst. New construction has slowed to a crawl and home prices have tumbled, sapping consumer confidence, choking tax revenue and leaving the state with one of the nation’s highest unemployment rates. President Barack Obama has acknowledged that his housing policies have been ineffective, an assertion vividly illustrated by the many half-built developments and large inventory of financially distressed properties that dot the Florida landscape. That might sound like a political opportunity for the GOP candidates, particularly in Florida, which is seen as pivotal to their party’s chances to capture the White House in the fall.

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CAIRO — The inaugural session of parliament opened on Monday, with representatives from Islamist parties filling just over 70 percent of the seats following the first free elections in Egypt in six decades. As legislators took their oaths, some sneaked in phrases about the importance of Islamic law.

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Six individuals will receive honorary degrees during commencement exercises in May, the University announced Monday. The group includes businessman and philanthropist James Barksdale; former U.S. Ambassador to Hungary Nancy Brinker; musician Emmylou Harris; wrongful convictions activist Darryl Hunt; award-winning physicist Robert Richardson, Physics ’66; and renowned journalist and author Fareed Zakaria, the 2012 commencement speaker. “This is a wonderful opportunity for Duke to honor these remarkable individuals,” President Richard Brodhead said in a news release Monday. “As our graduates begin to imagine how they can put their education to use in the world, they will be inspired by the stories of how these extraordinary men and women developed their particular talents and gifts in service to society.” Barksdale, president and chairman of the philanthropic investment company Barksdale Management Corp., is the former chief operating officer of Federal Express, former CEO of AT&T Wireless Services and former president and CEO of Netscape Communications Corp. Brinker is the founder and CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure in honor of her sister. The foundation has invested nearly $2 billion

in breast cancer research and community health internationally. She served as ambassador to Hungary from 2001 to 2003 and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009. Harris, the winner of 12 Grammy Awards, has collaborated with artists including Bob Dylan, Linda Ronstadt, John Denver, The Band, Elvis Costello and Dolly Parton. Hunt spent 19 years in prison following a wrongful conviction for rape and murder in 1984. Following his exoneration in 2004, Hunt served as an advocate for the wrongfully convicted through the Darryl Hunt Project for Freedom and Justice, which helps exonerated inmates adjust to life outside prison. Richardson, the Floyd Newman professor of physics at Cornell University, won the 1996 Nobel Prize for Physics. He also served on the Duke Board of Trustees from 1997 to 2007. Zakaria, host of CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” also works as an editor-atlarge at Time magazine and a columnist at the Washington Post. He was featured in Foreign Policy magazine’s “Top 100 Global Thinkers” and Newsweek’s “Power 50” ranking of the most powerful political figures of 2010. Zakaria was announced as the 2012 commencement speaker in November.

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BERLIN — International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde warned of a “1930s moment” for the world economy if Europe does not solve its financial problems and said Germany must contribute more money to rescue efforts if a disaster is to be avoided. In a public appeal Monday at a Berlin think tank, Lagarde voiced the growing unease among IMF officials about Europe’s potential to derail the world economy. Any number of events—a messy default in Greece, a bank failure, a disruption in the region’s financial markets—could trigger global economic turmoil. To guard against such a scenario, Lagarde told the German Council on Foreign Relations that the nations using the euro—especially Germany— need to commit more money to backstop troubled governments and banks on the continent. Without such funds, Lagarde said, “we could easily slide into a 1930s moment... a moment, ultimately, leading to a downward spiral that could engulf the entire world.” She said the 17 euro-zone countries also must move quickly to integrate their economies as deeply as they integrated their monetary systems with

the creation of the common currency. Failure to act, she said, could precipitate a crisis comparable to the Great Depression. “The world needs a strong leadership role from Germany today, and it is Germany’s core interest to provide such a role,” Lagarde said, acknowledging the frustration felt elsewhere in the world that a wealthy region such as Europe can’t muster a convincing response to its problems. European officials have been debating a variety of approaches to a crisis that has become increasingly complex and self-reinforcing. Its origins were in the burdensome levels of government debt run up by Greece. The Greek struggles have prompted questions about the general health of Europe’s financial sector and raised the possibility that the government of Italy—one of Europe’s largest economies—might in turn be unable to repay its trillions of dollars in bonds. In recent months, the entire euro zone has faced a mounting crisis of confidence over whether it can survive. Negotiators continued Monday to debate plans to restructure Greece’s debts. European finance ministers, meanwhile, met in Brussels to debate some SEE GERMANY ON PAGE 5

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DINING from page 1 think we have a very formidable team. [Coffey] will hit the ground running and will start to get to know students very quickly.” Although Coffey had only overseen dining services at the University of South Carolina for the past year, he praised the people and dining services at South Carolina and said leaving was more about the opportunity to lead dining services at Duke than it was about moving away from South Carolina. He said he hopes to bring Duke’s dining services on par with its academic reputation for excellence. “I’ve always tried to keep an entrepreneurial spirit, and within dining we’re constantly having to change and stay ahead of the curve,” Coffey said. “I get to live that dream every day doing what I do here in campus dining. I can’t think of a more fun place to be.” Coffey noted some unique aspects of Duke’s dining program that he has not seen at other campuses. He said he was impressed with how Duke has incorporated independent, outside vendors into the dining scene, as well as the diversity of the food selection. Coffey’s hire comes after the departure of Jim Wulforst, former director of dining services for more than 15 years, who stepped down from his position in August 2011 and assumed the role of special assistant to Moneta, The Chronicle reported in August. Wulforst is no longer working with the University and as of this month, is now responsible for corporate food service for the Coca-Cola Company’s world headquarters in Atlanta, Ga., where he manages food service contracted vendors. Wulforst declined to comment. The national search for Wulforst’s replacement began last Fall. The selection committee consisted of about half a dozen individuals, including administrators, faculty members and three students—Duke Student Government President Pete Schork, a senior, and Duke University Student Dining Advisory Committee co-Chairs Jane Moore, a senior, and Beth Gordon, a junior. The students gave their feedback to Johnson, who made the ultimate decision. Several members of the selection committee said they were impressed with Coffey’s dedication to stu-

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dents and extensive track record of dining services management. “That was important for us,” Johnson said. “If we want to be great, we’ve got to hire people who know what that looks like.” In his years working alongside Coffey, Johnson noted that Coffey is committed to serving students. Several other former colleagues of Coffey mentioned this aspect of his management style. “I worked with Robert for 13-plus years, and he is a huge advocate of the student voice, as well as an ambassador for the employees,” said Ted Faulkner, who now holds Coffey’s former position of senior associate director of dining services at Virginia Tech. “We hated to lose him here, but he’ll do a great job down there.” Under Coffey’s leadership, Virginia Tech won many national dining awards, including the student-voted top school for dining services in 2008 and 2010 in The Princeton Review and the 2009 Ivy Award from Restaurants and Institutions Magazine, for which the school competed with dining teams at restaurants nationwide. Parents and College, an online college admissions guide, also ranked Virginia Tech third in the “Top 10 Best College Eats” category. “The awards that Virginia Tech won, to use a sports analogy, [are] similar to the national championship or the Super Bowl,” Johnson said. “Duke hasn’t won those. Duke certainly could. What those awards are is a reflection of the dining program and student satisfaction with the dining program. That’s what Duke is striving for, so awards will come later to recognize a great program. The great program comes first.” Of 19,000 students who purchase Virginia Tech meal plans, the majority—approximately 10,000—live off campus and are not required to purchase the plans, said Bo Hart, the 2010-2011 student body president at Virginia Tech, adding that the high number of people who purchase a meal plan is a testament to how much Virginia Tech students love the food in their dining halls. “You’ve got quite a team, and I’m very jealous,” Hart said of Coffey and Johnson. “Now I work for [Virginia Tech] admissions, and one of our key selling points is how great our food is. All I can tell you is that you guys got a great steal, and I wish both were

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still at Virginia Tech.” Duke received more than 100 applications for the dining director position during the search process and used an executive recruiter to narrow the field of candidates. Johnson conducted phone interviews with 10 applicants. After another round of phone interviews with four candidates, Johnson invited three finalists to campus for interviews in December. He said that each of the final three candidates was very qualified for the position. The committee was looking for someone with innovation, compassion and a passion for dining services, Johnson said. The finalists met with the selection committee and went to dinner with the committee’s student members. The finalists also met with staff members from dining, campus police, parking, athletics and other relevant departments that concern dining services. “Robert’s experience was unparalleled,” Schork said. “He really helped build Virginia Tech into one of the nation’s greatest dining programs. Robert’s track record of leading successful dining programs was his biggest selling point.” Schork noted that any concerns the students had about candidates were taken seriously. “I definitely think our perspective was taken seriously,” he said. “We often asked the first questions and asked a high percentage of questions in the selection committee.” In addition to USC and Virginia Tech, Coffey has worked at Greensboro College, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Longwood University— where he owned his own on-campus restaurant.

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DUKEENGAGE from page 1 DukeEngage Eric Mlyn said. Harper said she received an e-mail last week stating that one of the four students who originally signed up for the program stepped out, and given the low participation rate DukeEngage would not go forward with the program. Mlyn confirmed that the program was canceled due to low enrollment, noting that most group programs usually have a minimum of six students participating. As of Monday, no other programs had been canceled. Sophomore Adriana Guzman, who also applied to DukeEngage Ecuador, said administrators did not inform her why she was unable to attend the program. “They just called and said the program was canceled,” Guzman said. Mlyn added that there are alternative opportunities to DukeEngage in Ecuador. The students can apply to participate in a domestic program that will accommodate them at this time, though the deadline for

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domestic programs was Jan. 12, or work with a volunteer group in Quito as an independent project. Because the applicants are not rising seniors, they can also wait and reapply next year. “ I just found out two days ago,” Guzman said in an interview Sunday. “So I haven’t figured out what I am going to decide yet.” DukeEngage in Ecuador, which was created in 2010, is an eight-week summer civic engagement program centered on environmental justice. Students focus on the impact that the extraction of natural resources has on the health and culture of a local community in Quito, which is located in the Ecuadorian Amazon. The students work with a nongovernmental organization to educate the local population about the effect of oil company Texaco’s practices on their community. Harper said she has not yet decided what she plans to do this summer instead of DukeEngage, but expressed an interest in participating in a similar independent program with a nongovernmental organization in the Galapagos Islands.

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GERMANY from page 3 of the same issues raised by Lagarde, such as whether and how to raise more money for a regional bailout fund. In particular, the officials discussed whether to extend the life of a temporary bailout fund after a new, permanent fund is set up later this year. That would boost the money available to fight the crisis by about $325 billion. The issue of the bailout fund is among Europe’s most sensitive political topics. It is forcing a region that prides itself on collegiality and democratic consensus to confront the uncomfortable questions of how much wealthier nations should pay to prop up weaker ones and how broadly the economic troubles of each euro nation should be shared by the region as a whole. This debate is familiar territory for Lagarde from her days as France’s finance minister. But her comments Monday are the most pointed she has made regarding Germany since becoming head of the IMF last year. Officials in Berlin did not respond directly to Lagarde’s call for Europe to build a larger financial “firewall” to contain its crisis. But German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she agreed that the euro area needed to “move forward on the path of a political union”—a precursor, Germany officials say, to closer economic integration. Europe’s dominant economy, Germany has made numerous concessions to bail out the deeply indebted governments of Greece, Portugal and Ireland but has not contributed the larger amounts many analysts and officials say are needed to resolve the crisis. German officials have also resisted proposals for “euro bonds,” issued jointly by European countries, and other mechanisms that would create a more integrated European economy. German officials fear that these approaches would tie the country’s credit rating and expenses more closely to its less successful eurozone partners. Germany is the European country least affected by the two-year-old financial crisis. The country is enjoying low unemployment and record low bond rates, although economic growth has recently slowed as the entire euro region appears headed for a new recession. Despite numerous rounds of summits, IMF and other officials say Europe’s policies remain inadequate. The region’s banking system is weak, government debt and bank credit markets are not functioning, and Greece is still at risk of a general default on its bond payments. The IMF is preparing to issue new forecasts this week of slowing world growth. Last week, the Standard & Poor’s credit-rating agency stripped France of its AAA rating. IMF officials are pushing to raise about $500 billion from around the world to bolster the agency’s ability to respond, particularly to help nations in eastern Europe or elsewhere that might suffer economic fallout from the euro zone. Agency officials want Europe to raise a similar amount on top of the money already proposed for the existing regional bailout fund.

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MINERALS from page 1 shareholder resolutions within companies in which it invests. Members of CCFD met with the President’s Special Committee on Investment Responsibility Jan. 13 to discuss the viability of this petition. Provost Peter Lange, chair of the President’s Special Committee, said the committee voted unanimously to clear the petition and pass it onto the Advisory Committee of Investment Responsibility. The Advisory Committee on Investment Responsibility is a University body that was formed in 2004—along with the PSC—after the Board of Trustees adopted a policy on socially responsible investing. If the ACIR agrees to pass the resolution, it will then be presented to the Board of Trustees, Lange said. DUMAC, the firm that manages investments for the Duke University Endowment, details its long-term framework for the endowment’s return on the University’s website. According to the framework, the University strives to invest roughly 38 percent of its endowment in public and private equity. Lange was unable to disclose which of these companies include conflict minerals in their supply chain. If the Board of Trustees approves the petition, Duke would be the second university to implement a proxy voting guideline for its investors, said sophomore Stefani Jones, founding member and chair of the CCFD board. Stanford University adopted a similar policy in June 2010. “We are crossing our fingers for the same results,” Kishore said. A special appeal Jones, along with fellow CCFD members, appealed to Apple CEO Tim Cook, who graduated from the Fuqua School of Business in 1988, in a video posted on Facebook in late December. The video, which urges Cook to embrace production of conflict-free Apple products, was picked up by The Huffington Post Jan. 12. Mining of minerals that power Apple electronics—such as tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold—subsidize the armed militias in the Congo, Jones said in the appeal.

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“It is the responsibility of Duke students, who are major consumers of such electronics, to use their power as thought leaders to lead the movement against this atrocity,” Kishore added. Kristin Huguet, manager of corporate public relations for Apple, said that neither Cook nor a representative from Apple have responded to the appeal. Huguet added that Apple published its 2012 Supplier Responsibility Progress Report Jan. 13, but that there is no correlation between the report’s release and The Huffington Post article. Apple’s report briefly addresses Congo’s conflict minerals by stating that small quantities of the specified metals are required in the manufacturing of their devices. ‘Forerunner for change’ The coalition, which is part of the national Conflict-Free Campus Initiative, sponsored the Eureka Symposium in October. Kishore said the group met a roadbloack when the athletics department did not allow CFCI to bring in a guest speaker from the Enough Project—a human rights organization based in Washington, D.C.—to speak about conflict minerals. Representatives from Duke Athletics were unavailable to comment. “It was a missed opportunity for [Duke] to make a decision for principle and not for money, and the athletic department knuckled under too quickly,” said Robin Kirk, program director of the Duke Human Rights Center. Kirk added that one of the most difficult and important tasks for the coalition will be education about their initiative. “At this point, people don’t really understand the [conflict minerals] issue, which makes it harder to conceive that they will easily give up devices that are so ubiquitous and necessary on a day-to-day basis,” she said. Both Kirk and Kishore said that given Duke’s legacy in the history of civil rights, the University has potential to make a difference in the national use of conflict minerals in electronics. “Duke has been a leader in civil rights changes in the past, and we hope that with continued efforts of its students and faculty, it will be a forerunner for change once again,” Kishore said.

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A look around the recent results in ACC men’s basketball play. Duke football adds transfer defensive back Jeremy Cash from Ohio State.

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Rivers is Duke’s best shot at a Final Four A watery-eyed Austin Rivers slumped off the court on Saturday after Duke lost 76-73 to Florida State at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The heralded recruit had just sliced through the Seminole defense to put home an off-balance layup with six seconds remaining, tying the game at 73. Only moments later, it felt all for naught as he watched from across the paint when Michael Snaer drained a buzzer-beating 3-pointer, ending the Blue Devils’ 45-game home winning streak. For the Cameron Crazies—many of whom had never experienced a loss in Cameron—this was a sad Andrew ending, made even more tragic after Rivers had knotted it up, seemingly sending the game to overtime. Orson Welles, however, once said, “If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.” Saturday’s story ended sadly. What Austin Rivers showed in those final moments, though, is that he has what it takes to make it a happy ending for Duke fans in March. “We will only get better by being in games like this,” head coach Mike Krzyzewski said after the team’s loss. “Having it take something out of you then having to execute is part of how you win championships. The only way you do that is the experience of being in these games.” As talented as this year’s team has shown it can be, the team has been without a go-to scorer. Rivers is the only player on the team that can be that player. Mason Plumlee is a threat in the post, Andre Dawkins can be lights-out from beyond the arc, Seth Curry is a skilled game manager and Ryan Kelly quietly contributes every game.

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Without Rivers as a go-to scorer, history suggests that the Blue Devils cannot make a deep run in the NCAA tournament, Beaton writes.

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The general admission tickets are offered first to Iron Dukes and then to football and women’s basketball season ticket holders. If there were still to be tickets remaining after that opportunity, they would be opened up to the general public, though that situation has yet to arise. The head line monitors meet with Forman 10 days before each home game to approximate the number of undergraduates who will attend based on a variety of factors, including game time, day of the week and other campus events. When the Blue Devils played Wake Forest last week, 400 tickets were made available to the general public because of concerns over the game’s competition with fraternity and sorority rush, along with the Demon Deacons’ struggles. Still, Section 17 was still under capacity at tip-off, leading head coach Mike Krzyzewski to gesticulate across the court during play, encouraging the fans to get louder. No general admission tickets have been sold for this Saturday’s game against St. John’s, however. “The enthusiasm hasn’t been there,” Forman said. “[Head coach Mike Krzyzewski] has had to drum up enthusiasm himself, which he shouldn’t have to do. The students should be doing that themselves... whether 500 or 1,200 of them are there.” One of the biggest causes of the declining attendance is the students’ misconception of the time commitment involved, Garrett said, along with the increasing prevalence and popularity of online streaming on sites like WatchESPN.com.

“The rumor we’ve had to deal with over the past couple years is that it’s hard to get into games, and if you show up half an hour before tipoff you won’t get in,” Garrett said. “We’ve been trying really hard... to really debunk those rumors because they’re simply not true.” Another part of the problem has been an underwhelming home schedule over the past several years due to a struggling ACC and marquee nonconference matchups moving to Madison Square Garden. Duke has played just three ranked nonconference teams in Cameron Indoor Stadium over the last four years, and only three ACC teams are currently placed in the Associated Press Top 25. Diminishing student attendance is a national trend, Forman said, and collegiate sports marketing departments have been combating it in a variety of ways. Many have altered their in-game experiences to become more engaging during stoppages in play, especially timeouts and halftime. Over the last few years, Duke has begun incorporating highlight videos, player introductions and popular music into its pregame festivities, but the marketing department currently has no plans to significantly alter the in-game atmosphere. “Every other school in the country is playing canned music during timeouts, doing cheesy promotions,” Forman said. “We try to stay away from that.” During the offseason, the sports marketing staff plans to investigate more of the underlying factors of the undergraduate attendance decline. Until then, though, the few students left will just have to get Crazier.


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RIVERS from page 7 None of them can create the way Rivers can. Perhaps this game, or even that shot, was the moment where he blossoms into Duke’s go-to threat. “That bucket he got right at the end was something I don’t know he would have scored three weeks ago,” Krzyzewski said. “You have to really be determined to get in there and make the decision to shoot it —which was the good decision.” With 14.4 points per game, the 6-foot-4 guard is the Blue Devils’ leading scorer on the season. But that does not tell the entire story of how he has struggled adjusting to the college game. In Rivers’ first five games of 2012, he displayed no offensive rhythm, averaging just 8.6 points on 36-percent shooting. In the next game, Duke’s 91-73 win over Wake Forest, Rivers began the game on the bench for the first time all season. Message sent, and message delivered. He played a team-high 32 minutes against the Demon Deacons notching 20 points on 6-of-11 shooting. In his return to the lineup against Florida State, he registered a teamhigh 19 points including the clutch layup. Despite Rivers’ struggles and despite his youth, head coach Mike Krzyzewski put the ball in his hands at the end of the game. And, that says something. “It was an older guys’ game [more] than a younger guys’ game” Krzyzewski said. “Al-

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though, I thought Austin did a good job, a really good job.” Every great Duke squad has had at least one player who could be counted on for a score when the team needed it. But of the 11 teams Krzyzewski has taken to the Final Four, none have had a leading scorer with an average as low as Rivers’. The ’86 team had Johnny Dawkins while the ’88 and ’89 ones were the peaks of the Danny Ferry era. In ’90, Phil Henderson led the way to a championship loss before Christian Laettner and Grant Hill took the team to two consecutive titles in ’91 and ’92. Hill stayed for the runner-up team in ’94, and after five years Elton Brand brought the team back to the championship game in ’99. Jay Williams and Shane Battier paced the team toward the ’01 championship banner, and the ’04 runner-ups were the second year of J.J. Redick’s time in blue. When the Blue Devils last won in 2010, Jon Scheyer, Kyle Singler and Nolan Smith had all developed into elite scoring threats, each averaging more than 17 points per game. Rivers has the potential to be just as good as or better than many of those names that now are revered with greatness. He has not been great yet, but that layup, in the crushing loss, showed Duke has the potential for a happy ending this year. “You lose like that,” Rivers said, “if you’re not motivated, you shouldn’t be playing basketball.”

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Might does not make copyright At Duke and elsewhere, the sity’s capacity to archive works delicate balance between aca- and present them to commudemic freedom and intellectu- nity members. al property ownership shapes Copyright restoration exthe content and character of acts a particularly high toll on original research and creation. scholars—such as art historiThe Supreme ans and literary editorial Court, upholdtheorists, who ing a 1994 law rely heavily on that seeks to restore copyrights the public domain for research to works in the public domain, purposes—and imposes unfair has recently upset that balance limitations on their speech. and threatens to deprive both Publishing a book on Picasso’s the academic community and “Guernica,” for example, could the public at large of access to become meaningfully more difa broad swathe of once publicly ficult and expensive. To employ available art. The court’s deci- copyrighted material for pursion in Golan v. Holder will pre- poses not explicitly defined by cipitate the removal of millions the fair use exceptions in U.S. of works by artists like Alfred copyright law, scholars have to Hitchcock, Pablo Picasso and receive permission from copyVirginia Woolf—from the pub- right holders, which usually relic domain, restrict scholars’ quires paying licensing fees. Alability to conduct meaningful though copyright protections research and limit the Univer- serve an important and neces-

I must agree with the above. The number of personal items left unattended in the library, in spite of the ubiquitous warnings no to do so, always makes me scratch my head. What do people expect is going to happen?

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sary function—namely promoting the creation of original work—restoring copyrights to work in the public domain only erects unnecessary hurdles to academic research and limits the amount and quality of artistic commentary. In addition to reducing the pool of reasonably accessible material, the court’s decision may deter scholars from using work in the public domain for fear that they will be subject to licensing fees in the future. This could have a serious chilling effect on future research, causing some academics to abandon interesting and valuable projects and discouraging others from entering the field. The chilling of academic research hurts not only scholars, but the broader public. Older artistic pieces still possess

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re America’s fist-pumping arms finally as Canadian horrors that plague the lives of ingetting tired? nocent Americans. After the recent premiere of the fifth I live in a small shoreline town called Belmar, season of MTV’s “Jersey Shore,” to which “guidos” or “guidettes” ratings for the Thursday night are neither indigenous nor welshow were down by 1.2 million come. Our citizens are beachviewers. combers void of hair gel and As a Jersey Shore local, it’s orange-glowing skin. Men boast about damn time. necks bare of gold chains and earWhat has happened with “Jerlobes without a single diamond sey Shore” over the course of the stud. Women have their natural last few years of network television and their natural breasts. ashley camano hairWhen is the result of an utterly disastrous I found out that Mike going camando whirlwind of blowouts and hoop “The Situation” had purchased earrings. Since December of 2009, a house in my hometown, I was MTV’s “Jersey Shore” has fist-pumped its way up thoroughly appalled and downright disturbed the ratings with orange skin and techno beats, that someone whom Abercrombie & Fitch pays bar fights and drunken drama. to not wear their apparel could be living just a As a coastal N.J. girl now living several hours few streets away from me . away from the beach in the Triangle, I beg of My friends from home share the apathy, in you—end the visually vicious cycle of gym, tan, addition to the frustration of constantly repeatlaundry and find another state to take pity on. ing that people don’t wear Bump-Its or furry Watch shows that matter, like “60 Minutes”… slippers to the beach. or “Swamp People.” We don’t all fly an Italian flag from the faThe world anxiously waits to see if Sammi çade of our home, nor do we paint said flag on Sweetheart and Ronnie will be together… again. our garage door, like an elementary school art The nation watches carefully to see if Snooki’s project. poof can endure a night of dancing on top of We might have last names that end in vowthe bar at Club Karma, while the (infamous) els, talk with our hands or have others pump “guidette” dodges another fist to the face along our gas. I’ll defend my mother’s homemade the way. Will Pauly D sound the grenade whis- red sauce to my grave. But it would be outratle? But now, five seasons into the series, MTV geous to say that my friends and I call for Tis literally going to have to scrape the filth from shirt time and stumble to Club Karma in search the floor of nightclubs to find new material for of juiceheads and the rare, dangerously toxic the show. Is this a light at the end of the tunnel guido breed. (Club Karma, for those of you for us infuriated Jersey-Shore locals? who are so fortunately unfamiliar with the inAfter four unbearably embarrassing seasons stitution, is essentially Shooters II on steroids, (during two of which these classless individuals minus a mechanical bull, plus a lot of steroidtook long-term dysfunctional field trips far, far swollen guidos or their female stiletto-strutting away from coastal New Jersey), viewers finally counterparts.) seem to be coming to terms with the idea that Now, five seasons deep of being tormented, watching Mike Sorrentino drink, smush and be belittled and smeared by something called merry for five straight seasons is making the Snooki, I ask (plead, beg, etc.) you to recon29-year-old anything but a Situation. sider supporting something so tragic as MTV’s We New Jerseyans are from the state that oth- series. I challenge you to search “Spring Lake ers affectionately call “the armpit of America,” Boardwalk” on Google. Keep your eyes and nose and the airtime we get portrays gaudily dressed closed when you land for a layover at Newark and excessively bedazzled items from the lat- Liberty International Airport, because that’s est Ed Hardy line on the juiced up bodies of not what Jersey is. non-Jersey residents. Sadly, foggy, spray-tanned I am speaking for all loyal Garden Staters orange-colored glasses taint the world’s view of when I say that we won’t tolerate the Jersey New Jersey, and the heavily costumed image por- Shore stereotypes any longer. Should they contrayed on television invokes the ire of many lo- tinue, we’ll smile, be silent and toss you the onecals. That being said, perhaps we have garnered fingered “Jersey Salute.” the worst reputation of the whole United States simply because no state can take the blame for Ashley Camano is a Trinity sophomore. Her colfostering Nickelback or Justin Beiber, who exist umn runs every other Tuesday.


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quare-rimmed glasses, a crisp lab coat and a Y in over the summer: high (in the case of wealthier stuchromosome—that was how seventh-grader Beth dents) or low (in the case of poorer students). “Outlienvisioned a scientist prior to visiting the Fermi- ers” links this phenomenon to access to learning matelab, a high-energy physics lab in Chicago. rials around the house and to a student’s Unlike many laboratories, the Fermilab opportunity to participate in extra-curoffers in-person and virtual tours, enricular activities such as summer camps. couraging the community to experience More affluent school systems and those science and interact directly with a dithat prioritize community spending proverse group of physicists. These encounvide children with more after-school and ters allow visitors to view science at work summer academic opportunities. Comand challenge common preconceived pare this to community program related notions of who is doing science and of Duke Partnership funding in poorer school districts, like what scientific careers entail. After her Durham, where community programs for Service visit, Beth’s picture of a scientist was received only 1 percent of funding in “completely different than what it used 2010. think globally, to be.” She now envisioned a woman. In a comparison of end-of-grade act locally For the many who haven’t had the science tests at North Carolina public opportunity to see a high-energy physschools, 85.2 percent of fifth graders ics lab, however, science is often considered an elu- scored at or above grade level in the Chapel Hill-Carrsive world, filled mostly with the men in white lab boro district, but only 48.9 percent of students scored coats of Beth’s imagination. Although the popular at this level in the Durham district. Based on these reperception may be that the gender gap in science sults, it is clear that the Durham public schools can parand mathematics has dissipated, statistics from the ticularly benefit from extra support in science educaBureau of Labor show that women still hold relatively tion. Durham doesn’t just fall behind its more affluent low percentages of jobs in a variety of STEM (science, neighboring district, it is also far below the state avertechnology, engineering, and mathematics) fields, es- age of 60.8 percent. With only 1 percent of Durham pecially in engineering. Strikingly, women hold close public school system’s funds being used for after-school to half of all jobs in the United States but less than a and summer camp opportunities, the achievement gap quarter of STEM jobs. This disparity cannot be attrib- between Durham and other North Carolina school sysuted to gender differences in STEM-related ability— tems is not surprising. a comparison of male and female performance in As a response to both gender inequity in STEM upper level science reveals negligible differences in fields and a dearth of extracurricular opportunities to aptitude. Rather, it appears that the disproportion- engage with science for Durham students, FEMMES ately low representation of females in STEM profes- (Females Excelling More in Math, Engineering, and sions acts through a feedback mechanism, in which a Science) provides fourth through sixth grade girls with girl’s potential interest in STEM subjects may be less- opportunities to perform hands-on experiments superened due to an overall lack of female role models in vised by undergraduate females. Through various free STEM fields. In a report by the American Association educational outreach programs such as an after-school of University Women, “Why So Few: Women in Sci- and Saturday program, along with an annual summer ence, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics,” camp and capstone event, Duke undergraduates, gradthe AAUW suggests that recruiting more women in uates and professors serve as mentors and role models STEM-related fields begins with encouraging girls to while engaging the girls in math, engineering and scidevelop an interest in science at a young age. In ad- ence related activities. The interactions and relationdition to exposing girls to STEM-related curriculum ships formed through these activities have increased and programming, it is crucial that girls have access girls’ confidence and interest in STEM fields and will to strong female role models. hopefully inspire the girls to pursue careers in science, Extra programming is also essential for bridging math and engineering. gaps of economic disparity. In Malcolm Gladwell’s If you would like to get involved, FEMMES will be “Outliers,” he cites a study about the achievement gap holding its annual capstone event on Feb. 18. that develops between students who come from upper and lower class families over the course of third to fifth Haley Barrier, Trinity ’13; Salwa Zahalka, Trinity ’13; grade. The study draws the conclusion that socioeco- Angela Jiang Trinity ’12; Baninder Baidwan Trinity ’12 and nomic class does not inherently affect the in-class abil- Nicole Page Trinity ’12 are program directors for FEMMES. ity of these young students to learn, but rather, a ma- This column is the second installment in a semester-long series jority of the differential achievement can be attributed of weekly columns written by dPS members addressing civic to the amount of learning the children are engaged service and engagement at Duke.

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hat happens when the magic seems like it has gone? Or when beliefs are tested by the unexplainable or impossible? Nothing happens. The world just stops and the crowd stares in disbelief as the game winning three-pointer swishes—not bounces, not even rolls—straight through the hoop, slashing our hopes to tie the 46 winning game streak in the place where magic was born. Cameron to a Crazie is sony rao more than just a stadium. It is a place where we can forget that’s what she said about the stress of classes, the anxieties of a cloudy future and the social and cultural barriers that may separate us. In Cameron, the crowd becomes the sixth man. So when some friends from home asked “Why do you care so much?” after I described the tragedy of Saturday’s loss to Florida State to them, I struggled to explain what it meant to lose in a place like Cameron. “It’s like when you’re watching a Heat game ... ” I began and immediately stopped. Because there was nothing I could say that would compare to watching a game in Cameron. There’s a history in Cameron Indoor Stadium, named after Coach Edmund McCullough Cameron in 1972, that is immediately felt upon entering the building. A history of dedicated coaches, outstanding players and crazy, crazy fans. I wasn’t always a Crazie. When my interviewer for Duke asked me if I had heard about the Duke-UNC rivalry, I shook my head and wondered why he was asking me about basketball. Even after the first semester of my freshman year, I couldn’t quite understand all the hullabaloo around basketball. Until one thing changed my mind about Duke basketball, the biggest thing: the 2010 national championship game. The Spring semester of my freshman year was particularly tough for me, as I was still trying to get accustomed to a college course load, amongst other difficulties. But there was something about watching that win—a victory that did not come to us easily—that made me believe I could find a way to get through the hardships. Like most students, I watched the game in Cameron, and ever since, I have always thought of the building as some sort of pinnacle of hope. The Chapel compels us to revere its magnificent architecture and the dominance of its stature, but Cameron commands our respect with the glory of its past and the hard work of the people who made the stadium what it is. While reading the preview to Saturday night’s game, I remember the words of one sports commentator who commended Florida State on a strong recent performance, but then took a reality check, saying “after all, this is Cameron.” Now that I think about it, it is quite remarkable that a building can inspire so much pride and respect just by its very involvement in a scenario. It makes me wonder: If the Capitol building could inspire that much confidence, maybe our legislative system wouldn’t be as paralyzed as it is today. I thought Saturday’s defeat would make me believe a little less in the magic that is said to be found in Cameron. But it only made me believe in it more. The stars of victory gleam brighter against the darkness of defeat. And yes, the defeat is a sore one, but let’s be real—we lost by three not by 33. As life after Duke gets fearfully closer, I find myself constantly reevaluating my future plans and dreams. I try to be more and more realistic about the life that awaits me beyond the safe walls of the Gothic Wonderland: the dream school that’s impossible to get into, the job that you have only a one-in-a-million chance of getting offered. But every time I am in Cameron for any game, I dare to dream for a little while longer. The magic may be in the building, but it is kept alive by the spirit and pride of the people who live, play, and cheer in it, win or lose. And years from now, I will probably never even remember this loss, or the many defeats I will personally face in my life. I’ll remember the bigger victories. I’ll remember the good times demolishing Carolina and the not so good times crawling out of a warm sleeping bag at 5 a.m. (sirens still make me twitch). And I’ll remember the place where I learned to dream... dreams I still believe in as much as I believe in Cameron. Just call me crazie. Sony Rao is a Trinity junior. Her column runs every other Tuesday.


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Exhibitions I Recall the Experience Sweet and Sad: Memories of the Civil War. Thru April 8. Perkins Library Gallery. Free. The Puerto Rican Diaspora: Photographs by Frank Espada. Thru July 8. Rubenstein Library Photography Gallery. Free.

Events Jan 24 - Jan 30 January 24 Film Screening. A Rights! Camera! Action! screening of the film Wetback. Discussion to follow with NC Rep. Paul Luebke. 7pm. FHI Garage, Smith Warehouse. Free. January 26 Countdown to Calder. The Body as a Matrix: Matthew Barney’s Cremaster Style (Matthew Barney, 2002, 53min). 7pm. Nasher Museum of Art. Free. January 27 DukeReads Live! WUNC’s Frank Stasio and Duke professor Melissa Malouf discuss Reynold Price’s “A Serious Way of Wondering”. 4pm. Rubenstein Library, Rare Book Room. Free. January 28 Chamber Music Master Class with The Claremont Trio. 12pm. Nelson Music Rm. Free. January 29 Organ Recital Series Concert. David Arcus. Music from Canada and tribute to the Canadian rock bank Rush. 5pm. Duke Univeristy Chapel. Free. Family Fun Day. Gallery hunt, makeand-take crafts, live entertainment. noon-4pm. Nasher Museum of Art. Free. January 30 Continuing Education Information Session. Learn more about courses at the Center for Documentary Studies. 5pm. Center For Documentary Studies. Free.

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1/23 INCENDIES Quebec Cinema 1/24 WETBACK (SW) Rights! Camera Action! Discussion to follow film. 1/25 SYRIA: THE ASSADS’ TWILIGHT (Syria, 2011) (7:30pm) AMES Presents: Reel Revolutions. Discussion to follow film. 1/26 THE BODY AS MATRIX: MATTHEW BARNEY+ THE ORDER: FROM CREMASTER 3 (N) Countdown to Calder: Sculpture Film Series. 1/30 HEARTBEATS (LES AMOURS IMAGINAIRES) Quebec Cinema

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