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Reprimand issued to Potti by Mo. board

Admins consult students about life at DKU

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Discredited Duke oncologist Dr. Anil Potti has been officially reprimanded by a second state medical board. The Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts reprimanded Potti March 6, according to Retraction Watch. The Missouri medical board has the power to revoke, suspend or modify Potti’s license. The former cancer researcher obtained a Missouri medical license Anil Potti Feb. 1, 2011, and it remains current. In the reprimand, the board stated that “[Potti] understands that the Board may take further action against him based on facts or conduct not specifically mentioned in this document that are either now known… or may be discovered.” This follows a reprimand for unprofessional conduct from the North Carolina Medical Board in November. The board investigated Potti after learning of allegations that he misrepresented his qualifications and may have committed research misconduct at Duke. To date, Potti has retracted 10 papers and is undergoing continued investigations, including a misconduct investigation conducted

After years of administrator-driven discussion about Duke Kunshan University, students are voicing their opinions in a more organized setting. This Spring, DKU administrators and the Office of Global Strategy and Programs have begun to consult students about developing student life at the new China campus. With help from student interest groups and committees, administrators hope that student life at DKU will be similar to Duke in Durham in terms of both academic freedom and campus culture, Provost Peter Lange said. These discussions and campus development are still in the early stages, so no definitive plans regarding student life have yet been made. So far, administrators have reached out to both undergraduate and graduate students. The Kunshan campus will offer a Master of Management Studies in Finance through the Fuqua School of Business, though other potential academic programs are pending. Two undergraduate, non-degree programs through the Duke Global Health Institute are currently being reviewed. “Most students are not well aware of what is going on in DKU and talking to [a] small group of people is a good first step in increasing exposure,” said Junyang Wang, assistant and student liaison to the Office


Duke earned a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament, and will play No. 15 seed Lehigh on Friday in Greensboro, N.C. SEE FULL BRACKET SW PAGE 6-7.



Depression expert focuses on social effects by Christine Chen THE CHRONICLE

Although most experts focus on the biological nature of depression, the disorder’s social effects deserve more attention, said depression expert Michael Yapko in a seminar last week. A clinical psychologist and noted author, Yapko discussed depression’s three different aspects—biological, psychological and social. Most professionals neglect the social aspect, despite its importance. The emphasis on the biological side, whether hormonal imbalances causing the disorder or prescription therapies to remedy symptoms, has created a dependency on drugs to treat depression, Yapko noted. “People are taking anti-depressants, hoping against hope that it will work,” he said. “This is a wave of deception we’ve all paid the price for.”

Duke Integrative Medicine, a medical center dedicated to treating patients holistically through both Western and evidence-based, non-Western techniques, hosted the talk in Griffith Film Theater Wednesday. About 650 people registered for the event, making it the largest public event sponsored by Duke Integrative Medicine to date, Isabel Geffner, director of communications at DIM, wrote in an email Friday. Yapko, who specializes in depression treatment, strategic short-term psychotherapy and clinical applications of hypnosis, acknowledged the growing incidences of depression at universities. He said in an interview that applicants unable to handle the pressures of college without significant medication or other help should not have been admitted in the first place. Colleges should have a screening process, and students should be assessed before admission.

“We live in a time when good relationships fail, and all you need is your iPad,” Yapko said. “This is a generation raised on appliances.” Generations play a significant role in the rising level of depression in society. Most people who are depressed range from 25 to 40 years old—people in their prime childbearing years. The children of depressed parents are more likely to be depressed than children of parents who are not depressed. Yapko said people need to develop better skills for coping with depression, such as actively combating their depression, having realistic expectations and avoiding too much rumination. “Rumination is one of the most debilitating aspects of depression,” Yapko said. “Socrates once said that the unexamined life is not worth living—well, neither is the over-examined life.” Geffner said that the high proportion

of women in the audience Wednesday may reflect a proportional willingness to seek help in dealing with depression. “Women are change agents—a known sociological phenomenon—and they are typically more willing to be ‘seen’ in states of vulnerability,” she said. Dr. Amy Leung, a resident in the psychiatry program at Duke Medicine, volunteered as an usher for the event. “The medical model is limited,” said Leung, who has also worked for Counseling and Psychological Services. “The idea that medicine can fix everything is ridiculous. Dr. Yapko challenges the current frame.” In his remarks, Yapko noted that schools of thought regarding the disorder are the drivers of treatment for patients, as well as patients’ attitudes. “What you believe about depression influences what you do about depression,” Yapko said.


Duke drops series to FSU, SW 11

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Transit ridership reaches highest point since 1957

Transit ridership nationwide last year reached one of its highest points since 1957, with the number of bus and train passengers last year up 2.3 percent compared with 2010, according to figures released Monday by the American Public Transportation Association. For subway systems, nationwide ridership was up 3.3 percent. At large agencies, bus ridership was up slightly, by 0.4 percent. Small, medium and large transit systems, as well as commuter bus lines, saw growth, said Michael Melaniphy, president and chief executive of the association. “People are really flocking to transit,” he said. In places such as Boston, Miami, San Francisco and Nashville, ridership is “outpacing employment,” Melaniphy said. Some riders are being lured by new rail lines in cities such as Dallas and the comfort of new buses and trains.


Memorial Service for Jo Rae Wright Duke Chapel, 10:30-11:30 a.m. The public memorial service celebrates the life of former Duke Graduate School dean.

Santorum attacks Romney Iraqi youth threatened for health care record by reports of killings Ahead of potentially decisive Republican primaries in Alabama and Mississippi Tuesday, former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., stepped up his criticism Sunday of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, arguing that his rival has not told the truth about his record on health care.

BAGHDAD — Panic is spreading among young people in Iraq after reports by Iraqi media and rights groups that dozens of people have been threatened or killed in the past few weeks because they are suspected of being gay or because they dress in a distinctive, gothic style known as emo.

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ith Lauren Winner Q&A with Lauren Winner, assistant professor of Christian spirituality in the Divinity School, is the author of numerous books, including her most recent publication, “Still: Notes on a Mid-faith Crisis,” a memoir detailing her struggles with God and spirituality after a period of divorce and loss. Winner writes and lectures on Christian practice, the history of Christianity in America and Jewish-Christian relations. The Chronicle’s Arden Kreeger corresponded with Winner about her conversion from Judaism to Christianity and plans for future publication. The Chronicle: When did your conversion from Judaism to Christianity begin? Lauren Winner: My conversion unfolded during college and culminated in my baptism about 10 months after I graduated from college. Sometimes, post-college adults, I think, don’t take the spiritual journeys of college students very seriously. But an enormous amount of important spiritual growth and spiritual change can happen during college. TC: What advice do you have for college students who feel as though they are going through a spiritual transition? LW: I don’t know that I’d give college students any different advice than what I might give anyone. Spiritual transitions can be scary—as many holy things often are. Among other things, I think it’s important not to take these journeys in isolation—bring into your journey someone you respect, perhaps someone with a little more life wisdom. For me, in college those people included an aunt, a former high school teacher and a campus minister. TC: How has writing helped develop your spirituality? LW: I never really know what I think about anything unless I’ve written about it. So although I sometimes sort through happenings in my spiritual life in conversation, I more often sort through them on paper. In my current book, “Still,” for example, I have a chapter examining my coming to a place in life where I couldn’t or wouldn’t pray. I didn’t really understand why that had happened—why I had stopped praying— until I had written about it and rewritten. I came into

real understanding well after 10 drafts of that chapter. Similarly, I never get very far with Scripture if I’m just reading it or hearing it read aloud. I get further if I am writing about a passage of Scripture. TC: How has your relationship with literature and books helped develop your spirituality? LW: Reading has been absolutely crucial in my spiritual life. I began reading obsessively about religion as a kid. Reading memoirs by Christians and a few Christian novels were key to my conversion and key to my learning how to be Christian after being baptized. When I was going through the aforementioned season of not being able to pray, I read lots of books about prayer. This was a sort of greedy voyeurism, spying on people who could pray, even as I could or would not. TC: What are you reading right now? LW: Back issues of The Economist, “Complications” by Atul Gawande, “The Best American Essays 2001” and “Our Sound is Our Wound” by Lucy Winkett. TC: In an interview with North Carolina Public Radio, you compare the middle phase of one’s spiritual development to a game of chess. How do you define this concept of “spiritual middle,” and what advice would you give to someone struggling with this phase of their spirituality? LW: The spiritual middle is great. You have to bear with some difficult things in the middle of the spiritual life— perhaps seasons of boredom, perhaps season of spiritual despair, perhaps a new, startling encounter with God’s hiddenness—or God’s absence. But the middle of the spiritual life also promises to teach you new things. It is a space where you will learn things about God that you didn’t know before. In “Still,” I write about the “middle tint.” That was a phrase much used by artists in the 19th century. It denoted a particular palette —the grays, the browns and blues and dull brick reds, the colors you might not notice if you are not looking for them. These colors are themselves sort of bland, but they are the very thing that allow your eye to dwell on, and see as important, the sharp slashes of black and white (colors that pop, even as they don’t actually take

up much of the canvas). I’d suggest that the middle tint is the palette of faithfulness. The middle tint is going to church or mosque each week, opening the prayer book each day. It is rote, unshowy behavior, and you would not notice it if you weren’t looking for it, but it is necessary. Occasionally you will hear an annunciation, but much of the spiritual life may be spent in the middle tint. TC: In an interview with journalist Shala Carlson, you discuss the value of making personal decisions with the community in mind. How can Duke students invite their community into their personal decisions, and what value might these types of thought processes hold for the University? LW: This is indeed one way that I think college students have an advantage over the rest of us. For most people, the season of life in which one lives most fully, most easily, in community is college. For in college, you are actually living with, eating with, taking classes with, hanging out with the same group of people. So I see college as a great time for developing the habit of living in community, of really sharing your life with community—in part so that once you leave college and enter the somewhat more atomizing and atomized wider world, you have the instincts and skills of life in community. TC: What type of writing are you working on now, and do you have plans to publish another book? LW: I am working on a book about dislocated exegesis, the practice, which I discuss briefly in “Still,” of reading the Bible in unexpected locations. What gets opened up if you read Jesus’ words about wealth at a bank? Or the biblical words that Puritans used to justify killing Quakers at the very spot of the Quakers’ martyrdom?


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1. Food trucks serve the Durham community at Durham Central Park in the downtown area Sunday afternoon. 2. Students gather in K-ville prior to Duke’s season finale against rival North Carolina. The Blue Devils lost the game, 88-70.

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Ivy colleges shun bottled water in a jab at $22B industry by Andrew Theen BLOOMBERG NEWS

NEW YORK — Bottled water is coming under attack on college campuses. More than 90 schools, among them Brown and Harvard, are banning the sale or restricting the use of plastic water bottles, unnerving the $22 billion retail packaged-water industry in the United States. Freshmen at colleges nationwide are being greeted with stainless-steel bottles in their welcome packs and encouraged to use hydration stations where free, filtered water is available. Brown, which once sold about 320,000 bottles of water a year in vending machines and campus stores, ended sales in dining halls in 2010. Harvard and Dartmouth College are installing hydration stations in new buildings to reduce trash. “The product just doesn’t make common sense,” said Sarah Alexander, 20, an environmental-studies major at Hanover, N.H.-based Dartmouth. “Companies are taking something that is freely accessible to everyone on the Dartmouth campus, packaging it in a non-reusable container and then selling it under the pretense that it is somehow better than tap water.” In response to the growing movement, the water industry released a video on YouTube last month poking fun at “Ban the Bottle,” an organization that advocates banning one-time-use plastic water bottles. The spot, which features “Star Wars”-like music and flashbacks of antiwar demonstrations, says bottled water is a safe, convenient product that is “one of the healthiest drinks on the shelf” and that its packaging is recyclable. There “are really serious issues over here, and now you’re dealing with bottled water?” Joe Doss, president of the International Bottled Water Association, based in Alexandria, Va., said. While “there are anti- bottledwater groups going from campus to campus,” Doss said he doesn’t consider it “a big threat” at this point. More than 9 billion gallons of bottled water were sold domestically last year, and the industry is growing 5.4 percent a year, according to Gary Hemphill, senior vice president of the Beverage Marketing Corp., a New York consulting firm. Sales to colleges and universities aren’t tracked separately. The bottling industry may be worried about losing brand loyalty from college kids, said Eric Meliton, an industry analyst with Frost & Sullivan. “If they lose that access, yeah, you would see a big dropoff on that demographic,” Meliton said. College students are “on the go, they’ve got backpacks and they may not choose to use bottled water.” Reducing or eliminating plastic bottled water saves students money and has the environmental benefit of reducing the need to truck bottles across the country, said Niles Barnes, project coordinator with the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. “It’s a really tangible, sustainable activity that students can get behind,” Barnes said. Students at Brown, in Providence, R.I., started a campaign in 2010 to reduce bottled water consumption and the school stopped selling it in dining halls that September. Brown holds about 50,000 bottles in reserve in case of a natural disaster or to distribute at graduation or other events, said Chris Powell, director of sustainable energy and environmental initiatives. “There’s an environmental impact to the waste” of bottles, Powell said. “We realized there were alternatives that we could put in place that everybody was agreeable to.”

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Dartmouth is trying to ‘shift the student culture” about purchasing bottled water, said Rosi Kerr, the school’s director of sustainability. Princeton University, in Princeton, N.J., promotes a “Drink Local” initiative to reduce bottle waste. Some departments at Cambridge, Mass.-based Harvard have banned the purchase of bottled water for meetings. Cornell has a reduction campaign, as does Yale. The University of Pennsylvania encourages administrative offices to use hydration stations rather than bottled water. “Doing nothing” as environmental groups campaigned to ban bottled water wasn’t an option for the water industry, the water association’s Doss said. His niece, a student at the College of Charleston, alerted him to an effort on her campus, and he said there is an “active movement” nationwide.

More than a dozen U.S. schools have campuswide bans on the sale of plastic water bottles, Barnes said. Some colleges with a history of activism have rejected bans on packaged water. The University of California, Berkeley opted against the idea on concern it would drive students toward sweetened beverages, said Trish Ratto, a university health services official. So did Columbia, after students said they’d buy it elsewhere, according to Nilda Mesa, assistant vice president of environmental stewardship at the New York-based college. Brown philosophy major Terrence George, 21, calls the university’s policy an “unwarranted assault” on bottled water. “The bottled water ban is downright absurd,” he said. “I’m buying apple juice and tea every night instead of water. Last time I went to the dentist, I have a few more cavities than usual.”

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US soldier held after firing on Afghans, killing at least 16 by Ernesto Lodono THE WASHINGTON POST

KABUL, Afghanistan — An American soldier wandered outside his base in a remote southern Afghan village shortly before dawn Sunday and allegedly opened fire on civilians inside homes, killing at least 16, Afghan and U.S. officials said. The attack marked perhaps the grisliest act by a U.S. soldier in the decade-long Afghan war and seemed all but certain to stoke anti-American anger in a crucial battleground as foreign troops start to thin out in the south. Afghan officials said women and children were among those killed in the Panjwai district of Kandahar province, the birthplace of the Taliban movement. Coming as Afghan rage over last month's

burning of Korans by U.S. soldiers was beginning to taper off, the killings threatened to spark a new crisis in the strained relationship between Washington and Kabul. The two nations are in the midst of contentious negotiations over an agreement that could extend the presence of U.S. troops in the country beyond 2014. Afghan President Hamid Karzai called the shootings an “assassination” and demanded an explanation from U.S. officials, the Associated Press reported. “This is an assassination, an intentional killing of innocent civilians, and cannot be forgiven,” Karzai said in a statement, the AP reported. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said he spoke with Karzai on Sunday and reassured

him that the U.S. military was working quickly to determine what happened and “bring those responsible to justice.” “We will spare no effort in getting the facts as quickly as possible, and we will hold any perpetrator who is responsible for this violence fully accountable under the law,” Panetta said. Panetta said he was “shocked and saddened that a U.S. service member is alleged to be involved, clearly acting outside the chain of his command.” And in an echo of his comments after the Koran burning, he sought to reassure Afghans and Americans alike that the killings would not tear apart the partnership between Kabul and Washington. “We are steadfast in our resolve to work hand in hand with our Afghan partners to accomplish the missions and goals on which we have been working together for so long,” he said. “This terrible incident does not reflect our shared values or the progress we have made together.” President Barack Obama said he was “deeply saddened” by the incident and offered his condolences to the families of those killed and the Afghan people. “This incident is tragic and shocking, and does not represent the exceptional character of our military and the respect that the United States has for the people of Afghanistan,” Obama said in a statement. “I fully support Secretary Panetta’s and General Allen's commitment to get the facts as quickly as possible and to hold accountable anyone responsible.” U.S. officials shed no light on the motive or state of mind of the staff sergeant who was taken into custody shortly after the alleged massacre. The Associated Press reported Sunday that the suspect was from

Fort Lewis, in Washington state. He was taken into custody shortly after the shooting rampage. “It appears he walked off post and later returned and turned himself in,” said Lt. Cmdr. James Williams, a military spokesman. U.S. military officials stressed that the shooting was carried out by a lone, rogue soldier, differentiating it from past instances of civilians killed accidentally during military operations. “I cannot explain the motivation behind such callous acts,” Lt. Gen. Adrian Bradshaw, the deputy commander of the international troop coalition in Afghanistan, said in a statement. “They were in no way part of authorized military activity.” The top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan pledged a thorough investigation and full cooperation with Afghan authorities. “I was shocked and saddened to hear of the shooting incident today in Kandahar Province,” Marine Gen. John Allen said in a statement Sunday. “I offer my profound regret and deepest condolences to the victims and their families. I pledge to all the noble people of Afghanistan my commitment to a rapid and thorough investigation.” Allen said the U.S. military would continue to provide medical care for those injured in the shootings and would maintain custody of the service member alleged to have committed the acts. Fazal Mohammad Esaqzai, the deputy chief of the provincial council, said enraged villagers loaded the bodies into cars and drove to the entrance of the nearby SEE SHOOTING ON PAGE 7

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of Global Strategy and Programs and Trinity ’11. “They will provide a link between the administration and the students.� Wang said his office is ensuring that undergraduate students are involved in the development of DKU, but added that he is currently working on forming a committee of graduate students as well. A town hall meeting and a DKU general information session will be held for students later this month to raise awareness about the project, though a specific date has not been set. Wang and several members of the Duke East Asia Nexus convened with Nora Bynum, associate vice provost for the Office of Global Strategy and Programs and managing director for DKU and China initiatives, in late February. In this meeting, Wang and Bynum discussed details about DKU’s campus, academic programs and numerous possibilities for student involvement. They also reviewed a presentation on DKU that Lange delivered to members of Duke Student Government Feb. 22. Bynum could not be reached for comment. Sophomore Helen Cai, a member of DEAN who attended the first meeting, said that this gathering, even though it was small, was a good first step toward involving more students in the development of DKU. DEAN is aimed at enriching the Duke community’s understanding of political, social and economic issues facing East Asia. “Students are interested in knowing what’s happening, and we hope to have a strong voice in the discussions to come,� Cai said. In addition to gathering student input, administrators will take into account faculty concerns about life at DKU and as it relates to the city of Kunshan. Many faculty members and students have expressed concern that the social differences between China and the United States will hinder any academic strides, Jennifer Francis, senior associate dean for programs and Douglas and Josie Breeden professor at Fuqua, said in January. Measures have been put in place to prevent and detect signs of any lack of intellectual freedom at DKU, Francis noted. Key administrators will be on campus and live with students in residence halls, allowing students to approach faculty whenever necessary. “Students will have to work in a different climate than they are accustomed to, [but] the University will ensure that its core values will not be compromised,� Lange said.

American base to demand answers. “They were very angry,� said Esaqzai, who was part of an investigative delegation that visited the villages where the shootings took place. “They wanted to do something to take revenge.� Esaqzai, who said he saw the 16 bodies, provided the following account. About midnight, 11 people, including three women, four children whose ages ranged from 6 to 9, and four men were executed inside the home of a village elder. “They entered the room where the women and children were sleeping, and they were all shot in the head,� Esaqzai said, adding that he was doubtful of the U.S. account suggesting the killings were the work of a lone gunman. “They were all shot in the head.� After roughly an hour, residents in a nearby village heard gunshots, and they later discovered the corpses of five men inside two nearby houses, Esaqzai said. At least five people wounded in the shooting rampage were being treated at a U.S. military medical facility. Afghan and U.S. officials braced for a larger outcry later in the week. “We assure the people of Afghanistan that the individual or individuals responsible for this act will be identified and brought to justice,� the U.S. Embassy in Kabul said in a statement. The Taliban was quick to weigh in on the incident, characterizing it as a “massacre� committed during the course of a night raid by American and Afghan forces. “The so called American peace keepers have once

POTTI from page 1 by the University. During a “60 Minutes� segment Feb. 13, Dr. Joseph Nevins, Barbara Levine professor of cancer genomics and Potti’s mentor, said it was “abundantly clear� that Potti had manipulated research data in order to support this theory that genomics could aid the treatment of tumors. Potti was fired from Coastal Cancer Center—the South Carolina-based practice where Potti worked after leaving Duke in November 2010—Feb. 22. At least two lawsuits have been filed against Potti on behalf of patients who underwent clinical trials based on his research. Potti continues to hold medical licenses in North Carolina and South Carolina. According to the terms of the Missouri reprimand, Potti must notify the medical boards of these states of his disciplinary status in Missouri.

again quenched their thirst with the blood of innocent Afghan civilians,� the Taliban statement said. Provincial officials sent an investigative team to the villages where the shootings took place. The U.S. military launched its own probe. “We strongly condemn this incident,� said Zalmai Ayoubi, a spokesman for the provincial governor. Panjwai, southwest of Kandahar city, has been one of the most challenging battlegrounds for international forces here. The area was the cradle of the Taliban movement in the early 1990s, and the militant group has fought hard to maintain control over villages. Wresting Kandahar province from Taliban control was one of the chief objectives of Obama's 2009 troop surge. U.S. military officials say they have been largely successful in restoring a semblance of Afghan government control in areas once controlled by the Taliban. But as the foreign troop footprint starts to shrink in the south, many Afghans fear the Taliban will regain its lost ground. Although anger over the burning of Korans last month sparked nationwide riots and protests, and prompted Afghan security forces to open fire on U.S. troops, reaction to the desecration of holy books was relatively muted in the south. Sunday's death toll was far higher than the notorious string of killings allegedly carried out in 2010 by a rogue U.S. army platoon that became known as the Kill Team. The slaying of at least three men in the Maywand district of Kandahar became one of the biggest scandals of the Afghan war, after investigators found that soldiers had kept body parts as trophies and passed off unarmed victims as insurgents.



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Duke falls to Waves, rebounds against Bears by Shiva Kothari THE CHRONICLE

The Blue Devils responded to adversity in emphatic fashion over the weekend. After suffering their first home loss, 4-3, to No. 15 Pepperdine (7-6) Saturday and losing their number three singles and doubles player, Torstin Wietoska, to injury the Blue Devils (11-2) seemed to be up against the ropes when facing No. 8 California (7-7) Sunday. Duke did not wilt, however, 1 Cal and finished the weekend strong, decisively taking down the GoldDuke 6 en Bears, 6-1. “We’ve only lost two matches all Waves 4 year,” head coach Ramsey Smith said. “But bounced back nicely Duke 3 from both those losses, beating a top-10 team each time.” In doubles, it came down to the No. 3 spot after Duke split the first two contests. Replacing Wietoska, sophomore Cale Hammond teamed up with Raphael Hemmeler for the first time all year and helped the Blue Devils capture the doubles point, winning a hard fought match, 9-7. “The hero of the day in doubles was Cale Hammond,” Smith said. “He really stepped up in the pressure situations.” With the momentum on its side, Duke started strong in singles play, winning the first set of their matches on four of the six courts. Its top singles player, 2nd ranked Henrique Cunha, won emphatically over Nick Andrews, 6-2, 6-0. At No. 5 singles, freshman Jason Tahir dominated Christoffer Konignsfeldt, 6-3, 6-1, continuing his hot 8-1 start to the dual-match season. The clinching performance, however, came from 19th ranked Chris Mengel, who beat 39th ranked Carlos Cueto 6-2, 6-2 at No. 2 singles. “It was a really important match for us and Chris came through with flying colors,” Smith said. “Cueto was probably their best player on their team.”

In the contest against the Waves Saturday, the Blue Devils could not close out their opponent in doubles, losing a pair of 6-4 leads en route to surrendering the doubles point. In singles, Fred Saba immediately evened the match with an emphatic 6-0, 6-0 victory at No. 4 singles. Pepperdine soon recaptured the lead, however, with a win at No. 6 singles. Soon after, Tahir won his match at No. 5 singles while Mengel lost his match to leave the Blue

Devils trailing 3-2. The match came down to the No. 1 singles match, where Cunha faced 18th ranked Sebastian Fanselow in a matchup of top 20 singles players in the country. After losing the first set 6-4, Cunha battled to a tiebreaker in the second set. In the tiebreaker, Cunque led 3-1 but Fanselow stormed back to take the tiebreaker, 7-4, and clinch the victory for Pepperdine.


Chris Mengel, the nation’s 19th ranked singles player, clinched Duke’s win over California with a 6-2, 6-2 win over 39th ranked Carlos Cueto.


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Blue Devils drop sixth straight in 10-2 loss Florida State sweeps Duke in conference-opening series by Alex Young THE CHRONICLE


Jordan Betts went 2-for-3 at the plate and scored both Duke runs Sunday.

The Blue Devil fielders made four errors, the pitchers handed out two balks and seven walks—while striking out just one—and the hitters left nine men on base in a 10-2 thumping at the hands of Florida State Sunday at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The defeat capped the weekend series sweep for the No. 12 10 FSU Seminoles (14-1, 3-0 in the ACC) Duke 2 and stretched Duke’s losing streak to six. 5 FSU “[Head coach Sean McNally] simply us we need to play Duke 1 better,” told Duke center fielder Will Piwnica-Worms said. “That’s what 5 FSU it comes down to....We need to Duke 3 play defense, we need to throw the ball over the plate and we need play small ball.” The Blue Devils (7-11, 0-3) trailed early after a two-out rally in the third inning put Florida State up 5-1, and were never able to get back in it. The rally began when Seminole first baseman Jayce Boyd hit a rope to left field that David Perkins fielded before nailing cut-off man Anthony LaBruna with seemingly plenty of time to get an aggressive Boyd who had made a hard turn at first. LaBruna, though, appeared to have trouble getting the ball out of his glove and Boyd slid safely into second. Two doubles, a triple, an infield single and a balk later, the score was 5-1. A three-error top of the fifth pushed Florida State’s lead to 8-1 and dashed any hopes of a comeback. Sophomore Dillon Haviland replaced starter Robert Huber for his first pitching appearance of the season. Haviland induced a swinging bunt but his errant throw put the leadoff man

on second. A groundout and walk put men on first and second before a misplayed single to left allowed the first run of the inning. After a lineout, Perkins overran a single to left—his second error of the inning—allowing two more Seminoles to cross the plate. “Defense was at a low level all weekend,” McNally said. “Its very frustrating for us because we hang our hat on our ability to defend—that’s how we’ve made our mark since I’ve been here….That’ll be a key for us moving forward, we have to throw strikes and we have to defend better.” Sophomore right-hander Huber (2-2) made his fourth start for the Blue Devils but only made it through the fourth frame. He surrendered seven hits and five earned runs while walking three and failing to record a strikeout. The Blue Devils got on the board in the second to even up the game at one apiece. Jordan Betts—who went 2-for-3 on the day and scored both Duke runs—and Andy Perez each reached on a walk and single, respectively, with two outs. Anthony LaBruna worked a full count, allowing the two runners to move on the pitch, before lacing an opposite-field single. Duke’s losing streak stretches to six games with the loss. It began after the Blue Devils took the first two matchups last weekend against George Washington. Duke then dropped the series finale before midweek losses to Western Carolina and Appalachian State. Florida State outlasted a Marcus Stroman-led Duke with a comeback 5-3 victory Friday and shut the Blue Devils out, 5-0, Saturday. “If you look at the good teams, even if they lose on a Friday night, they are going to come back with the same confidence on Saturday,” Piwnica-Worms said. “We can play with anyone on the field. We’ve got the best pitcher in the country on a Friday night. Right now, we’re just not swinging the bats. And that just comes down to confidence.”











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fromstaffreports Ward, five other fencers advance to NCAA championships Senior Becca Ward won her fourth straight MidAtlantic/South regional championship Saturday, becoming one of six Blue Devils to qualify for the NCAA championships. Dylan Nollner, Tristan Jones, Sarah Collins and Emily D’Agostino all earned NCAA bids in the epee competition, while Anthony Lin advanced in men’s saber. Jonathan Parker will be an NCAA alternate after finishing third in the men’s epee, in between runner-up Nollner and Jones, the fourth place finisher. Four other Duke fencers earned finishes that place them in contention for an at-large entry into the bracket, which will be announced Mar. 14. On the men’s side, Timothy Evans earned a 13th place finish in saber, while Rod Shayesteh and Chris Sullivan finished 13th and 14th, respectively, in foil. In women’s saber, Sean Cadley placed 10th. The NCAA championships will be held Mar. 22-25 at Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio. Williams named national freshman of the year Duke center Elizabeth Williams was named ESPN’s national freshman of the year Friday, less than a week after earning ACC defensive player of the year and All-ACC first team honors. Williams set a single-season ACC record with 109 blocks, and her 3.8 blocks per game average ranks second nationally. She also averaged 14.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.5 assists this season. The 6-foot-3 Virginia Beach, Va. native earned nine ACC rookie of the week selections this season, tying her for the conference single-season record. She is also one of 15 finalists—including the only freshman—for the John R. Wooden award, given annually to the top player in the country. Alana Beard is the only other Blue Devil to ever earn national freshman of the year honors, earning the award after the 2000-01 season.


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Nevertheless, Duke converted on three of those opportunities while keeping Georgetown from finding the back of the net on all but two shots. While Mackler made 10 saves on those free-position shots, the Hoyas struggled to get high-percentage opportunities due to the Blue Devils’ staunch defending. “Our kids were aggressive off the mark,” Kimel said. “Georgetown wasn’t getting completely wide open looks off the free position…. By being aggressive both on and off the ball, we were able to disrupt their rhythm which was our game plan.” Although Georgetown did keep up with the Blue Devils on the scoreboard through the first 23 minutes, Amanda Jones scored her sixth goal of the season with 6:58 left in the first period to break the 4-4 tie. Jones’ goal sparked a 3-0 run for Duke to end the half up 7-4, and that momentum carried over as the Blue Devils went on a 5-1 run to open the second half. “Looking at that stretch, we had a great goal from Amanda [Jones],” Kimel said. “[Kim] Wenger had a great take to goal. Her challenge to cage was spot on and it was right after Amanda had scored, which was great…. Kerrin [Maurer] had a great goal. That’s an offense we have, and Georgetown really read it, and slid to her really well. She threw a nice fake and stuck the ball, so it was awesome.” With a 12-5 lead and just over 11 minutes to play, Duke’s defense again held strong. Despite giving up a number of free-position shots due to three-second calls, the Blue Devils held the Hoyas to just two more goals. “I thought [today] was one of the best defensive games we’ve had so far in terms of just being ready and sliding to body,” said Mackler. “We’ve really been focusing on being ready and today we executed better than we have been.” Holding on to win 14-7, Duke capped off its third victory of the week after taking down No. 8 Princeton 12-9 last Saturday and escaping with a 9-8 victory over Stony Brook on Monday. “I’m so happy with the outcome of today’s game,” Kimel said. “I told the girls that this is as close to a complete game as we’ve played all season long.”

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Sawyer shoots Loyola past the Blue Devils Wigrizer benched after seven-goal first half by Jacob Levitt THE CHRONICLE

BALTIMORE — With about 12 minutes to play in the third quarter, Duke trailed by three as it attempted to clear the ball from its defensive zone. Backup goaltender Mike Rock, who replaced ineffective starter Dan Wigrizer in Duke 8 the second period, Loyola 13 mishandled a pass from a defenseman and allowed Loyola attacker Mike Sawyer to swoop in for the groundball. Sawyer immediately scored the easiest of his six goals on the day against an empty net. Rock’s drop was just one of many Blue Devil miscues on Saturday, as No. 12 Loyola blasted No. 9 Duke (3-3) in a game that was not nearly as close as its 13-8 final score indicated. The Greyhounds (5-0) bested the Blue Devils in nearly every meaningful statistic. For the first time this year, Duke did not collect as many ground balls as its opponent and was dominated in shots, 37-28. “Loyola just wanted the ball more,“ head coach John Danowski said. “They wanted to beat Duke more than the Duke kids wanted to beat the Loyola guys.“ Loyola jumped out to an early lead, scoring seven times in the first half while Wigrizer recorded one save. Trailing 7-3 with just three minutes left in the second period, Danowski sent in Rock to replace the struggling junior.

“At that point we’re looking for a spark,“ Danowski said. “Danny was just cleared and got back in the middle of the week, and so hadn’t seen a lot of reps…. We thought he deserved the start, but we knew that Loyola was dangerous offensively and were looking for something to change it.“ Duke also lacked a spark on the other end of the field. The Blue Devils have struggled in extra-man opportunities all season long, and stretched their slump to 2-for-23 after missing on four chances against the Greyhounds. Three and a half minutes into the fourth quarter, the Blue Devils found themselves in a 13-5 hole, Duke’s largest deficit since their 17-7 loss to Syracuse in the 2009 Final Four. With the game out of reach, the Blue Devils scored three unanswered goals and nearly added another following a clean faceoff win by senior C.J. Costabile. Ultimately, Danowski believes that the team has yet to achieve its identity and needs to develop to achieve under pressure. While he praised his players’ tenacity and performance in practice, he lamented that the Blue Devils have been unable to put it all together with the game on the line against a top-notch opponent. “We have terrific athletes, but as Steve Spurrier would say, ‘You’ve gotta be a ballplayer,’” Danowski said. “We need a little bit more ballplayer and little less athlete.”

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Duke defense Beach sets heptathlon record stops Hoyas

Japheth Cato. Such a deficit meant that Beach had to beat Cato in the For most track and field ath1000m by about 21.5 seconds. letes, setting a new personal record After a false start, Beach put in simply means outperforming their the best performance of his life, own previous time or distance. For blazing through 1000 meters of a few of the top performers such a track in just 2:23.63, about 15 secfeat might also mean setting a new onds faster than second-place finschool record. For Duke junior isher Marcus Nilsson of UCLA and Curtis Beach, a new personal best some four seconds faster than his in the 1000-meter portion of the own world record, which he set in heptathlon also meant a new world this same meet two years ago. But record, and he shattered his own the world record still did not yet world record in the event en route spell a national title for Beach. to a national title. “I didn’t know I would’ve won unBeach and teammate Michelle til I saw [Cato] cross the line. So I was Anumba competed at the NCAA just there, and I had finished. That’s National Indoor Championships, what’s weird about the multi-event which took place Friday and Satcompetitions—you don’t know if you urday in Nampa, Idaho. Beach won until everyone is done.” earned a top finish in the heptathCato finished in 2:49.34, well over lon, while Anumba placed 11th in 21.5 seconds behind Beach, putting the women’s shot put, earning secBeach in the winner’s circle. And it ond team All-America honors. was the national title, not the world SARAH ELSAKR/CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO record, that made Beach proud to Beach and his coaches had set their eyes on a national title in the Curtis Beach won the 1,000m race by 15 seconds to take his victory lap and greet the fall, but many experts did not see clinch the NCAA indoor heptathlon title. large group of family members who Beach winning it all. traveled with him to Idaho. “I really wasn’t in the discussion in the track community “It’s kind of cool [to hold the world record], but I’m as an actual potential winner,” Beach said. “It was between just happy that I was able to perform better than I ever three other guys who were ranked higher than me.” had in the past,” Beach said. “I could’ve broken the world He posted solid performances in the first two events, record by just a little bit in that event, but I could’ve done placing sixth in the 60-meter dash and fourth in the long so much better in the shot put—which would’ve been not jump among a field of 16 competitors, setting personal even close to any kind of world record in that event—and I records in both events. The third event—the shot put—is might be happier with that.” his worst event, and he fell back with an 11th-place finish Anumba said she watched most of Beach’s performancdespite tallying his third personal record in a row. Coach es and that it was “encouraging” to see a teammate show Shawn Wilbourn began to worry after an eighth-place such dedication and achieve such success on a national showing in the high jump, though. stage. Though she did not advance to the finals of her own “He started off with three PR’s and then the high jump event, she was pleased to have qualified for the national didn’t go as well as we had hoped,” Wilbourn said. “That competition with a personal-record throw of 55-09.75 at was one of the moments of concern. But I was still fairly the Virginia Tech Final Qualifier a week earlier. confident because all along I knew he had the 1000m at Her best throw at the national meet was 53-0.75, but she the end of the meet in his back pocket.” said the biggest takeaway was the experience of competing He broke two more personal marks and finished sev- in such a prestigious atmosphere. She returns to Durham enth and sixth, respectively, in the 60m hurdles and the with “a sense of belonging and then accomplishment, bepole vault before the 1000m race. cause I understand that it’s not easy to get here.” Entering the final event, he stood in fourth place, needing Both Beach and Anumba have qualified for the U.S. to make up more than 200 points on Wisconsin sophomore Olympic Trials, which will take place in June. by Sarah Elsakr THE CHRONICLE


Senior Mollie Mackler recorded a season-high 18 saves in the Blue Devils’ win Saturday over Georgetown. by Matt Pun THE CHRONICLE

Behind a season-high 18 saves from Mollie Mackler, the Blue Devils limited a high-octane Hoya offense to just seven goals to extend their win streak to four games. Although No. 15 Georgetown (2-2) had entered Saturday afternoon’s contest averaging over 14 goals per game, No. 4 Duke (7-2) and its defense stepped up to the challenge, winning 14-7 at Koskinen Stadium. “Georgetown has a lot of different weapons, and they have a lot of different Hoyas 7 things they like to run, and I just Duke 14 thought our defense did a really great job today” Blue Devil head coach Kerstin Kimel said. The Hoyas held nothing back on the offensive end, outshooting Duke 31 to 23 for the game and putting 25 of those shots on goal. Mackler, who ranked second in the ACC with seven saves per game entering the match, proved difficult to beat, though. “[Mackler] did a really good job today of holding and making sure she saw the ball,” said Kimel. The Hoyas also owned a large advantage in free-position shots, earning 15 in contrast to the Blue Devils’ four. SEE W. LAX ON PAGE 12

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Loucks carries Seminoles past Blue Devils Florida State slides by Duke en route to first-ever conference tournament title by Tom Gieryn THE CHRONICLE

ATLANTA — Luke Loucks is Florida State’s sixth-leading scorer. Yet as the clock ticked towards the 12 second mark, with an ACC championship appearance on the line, the Seminole coaching staff put the ball in the senior point guard’s hands. Power forward Bernard James came up from the post and set a ball screen for Loucks, hoping to create a defensive mismatch given Duke’s 62 tendency to aggresFSU Duke 59 sively switch on screens. “We thought they were going to switch,” Loucks said after the game, “and they did.” That left Loucks guarded by Josh Hairston, who kept his distance, allowing the Seminole to sink a jump shot and put his team up 62-59. Although Duke would get two more chances to tie the game, both opportunities fell short, giving Florida State a three-point victory at Philips Arena that sent the Seminoles on to face North Carolina in the ACC title game Sunday. “We needed one stop,” Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski said, “and we just couldn’t get that stop. They executed, and we didn’t stop.” After Loucks’ basket with 12 seconds re-

maining, Duke came out of a timeout looking to even the score. Krzyzewski opted not to draw up a specific play, given that his team had to get the ball the length of the floor against a Florida State press before even thinking about scoring. “You’re trying to make a read,” Krzyzewski said. “We had our shooters on the wings, if they were left open. If we could’ve gone all the way right away, we would’ve taken a two.” The ball ended up in the hands of Austin Rivers with eight seconds left, in much the same spot on the floor where he had made his miraculous game-winner Feb. 8 in Chapel Hill. The Seminoles were well aware of his heroics and guarded him closely—so closely, in fact, that Rivers’ shot-fake right after catching the ball worked perfectly to get his defender airborne. Rivers did not recognize the success of his fake until it was too late, though, and by the time he hoisted a shot in hopes of getting fouled, the defense had recovered and adjusted appropriately. The awkward shot sailed wide, and Florida State rebounded it and called timeout. Excellent defense on the ensuing inbounds pass forced Seminole guard Jeff Peterson to throw a desperation


Point guard Luke Loucks hit the game-winning 3-pointer in the Seminoles’ semifinal win over Duke.


Austin Rivers earned second team All-Tournament honors after scoring 17 points against Florida State.

heave to midcourt, and Tyler Thornton penetrated the scrum, tipping the ball to a wide-open Seth Curry. Curry had time to set himself and throw up a 35-foot heave with a good look at the basket. “To be quite frank,” Krzyzewski said, “I thought Seth’s shot was going in.” The ball clipped the front of the rim, though, and rebounded up and off the backboard before falling harmlessly to the floor. “A few of us got a piece of [the pass],” Loucks said. “And then all of a sudden, Curry has the ball shooting a pretty nice look from half court. It was like the longest three seconds of my life watching that ball travel through the air. I thought it was going in.” That moment, however, was just the culmination of a physical, hard-fought battle that saw 10 lead changes. “It was not an X and O game today,” Krzyzewski said. “It was an effort game.” Florida State’s length and athleticism on defense caused problems for the Blue Devils in the first half, as Duke committed its 13th turnover after barely more than 15 minutes of play. Mason Plumlee, Rivers and Curry each contributed three giveaways to the team total of 14 in the first half. Duke made up for the turnovers by working tirelessly on the boards, out-rebounding the bigger Seminoles 18-12 before halftime. With 4-of-10 shooting from

beyond the arc, the Blue Devils found themselves down just two points going into the locker room despite their sloppiness with the ball. Those trends were reversed in the second half, though. Duke committed just two turnovers in the second half, but Florida State imposed its will inside, scoring 20 of its 29 second-half points in the paint, pulling down 10 offensive rebounds and beating the Blue Devils 22-12 on the glass. James and Okaro White each had seven rebounds for the Seminoles while point guard Loucks even added six boards. Behind the inside efforts, Florida State was able to extend several possessions beyond the 35-second shot clock. Junior Michael Snaer—who Krzyzewski called “the best competitor in our league”—led Florida State in scoring with 16 points and dished out six assists, which he supplemented with excellent defense on several different Duke players. Snaer was not the only player to have his hard work praised by the coaches, though, as Krzyzewski and Seminole head coach Leonard Hamilton lauded the efforts of both teams. “Both teams played their hearts out,” Krzyzewski said. “I think both teams were deserving of winning today. And if you lose, that’s the kind of effort I want from my team.”


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Slow starts could doom Blue Devils in March After each loss this season, there seemed to be an obvious lesson for the Blue Devils to take away. Against Ohio State they learned what it’s like to face elite competition on the road. The loss to Temple showed that being talented does not make up for not being physical. Each ensuing defeat appeared didactic in similar ways, whether it was about perimeter defense or rebounding or something in between. In spite of those losses that were supposed to be building blocks to prevent future ones, Duke has yet to find its secret sauce. Even so, the team has coasted by in the top10 every week, often at the center of positive media attention, never having that feeling of being on the outside and looking in. Andrew They won the Maui Invitational, and just as this team looked as if it might enter crisis mode following two home ACC losses, Austin Rivers hit the shot of the season to beat North Carolina Feb. 8. Still, the Blue Devils continually find new ways to lose, or almost lose games, such as in their 62-59 defeat at the hands of Florida State, in which head coach Mike Krzyzewski’s squad looked sluggish from the start, turning the ball over 14 times in the first half. While a team can learn lessons on the court about rebounding, communication, offense and defense, maybe Duke can learn its most valuable lesson of the year after being forced to watch the ACC championship between North Carolina and Florida State on television. Despite talent, impressive victories, a strong record and No. 2 seed in this year’s NCAA tournament, there seems to be a staggering lack of urgency within this year’s team. Because they have edged by with close wins all season and have only managed to lose six games, maybe this team did not fully understand that losing has serious consequences. Before the one-and-done nature of the NCAA tournament, the Blue Devils needed this early loss in the ACC tournament as the wake-up call that shows them if they continue to play without energy from the opening jump, they will be spending a lot of March watching ESPN instead of playing on it. “I think you just have to go in and realize every game is our last,” Rivers said after the loss to the Seminoles. “You’ve



The Blue Devils have struggled to come out of the gate quickly this season, giving up halftime leads in 10 games, five of which they lost. got to come out from the gates.” That has been easier said than done for Duke this season. The Blue Devils have been outscored in the first


Head coach Mike Krzyzewski’s squad must improve its first-half play in order to advance through the NCAA tournament, Beaton writes.

20 minutes of play 10 times this season. They are deft comeback warriors, having won five of those 10 games, but Saturday’s game against Florida State counts as one of the other five, where early sloppiness cost them the home victory. “I think they were just physical throughout the whole game while we were only physical in the second half,” Rivers said. “It’s hard to beat a good team when you do that.” The same thing happened in the team’s home loss to Miami, in which Duke went into the break losing by 14, only to battle back and lose in overtime. Games like these would be easy wins if the Blue Devils played with that same fight for the first 20 minutes. It is easy to pick at Xs and Os and blame 3-point shooting or rebounding for this team’s woes, but the biggest adjustment it must make in order to succeed in the NCAA tournament is a mental one, understanding the need to play 40 minutes of sharp basketball. When Krzyzewski’s team has come out aggressively, they have been good at holding those leads. Duke has lost just once after going into break with an advantage. “If we can come out from the gates quicker and come out throwing the first punch it’s tough for a team to get back,” Rivers said. “We’re a team, when we do that, it’s really tough to beat us.” That is the attitude the Blue Devils must come out with in the NCAA tournament, one they did not have against Florida State and in other games this season. If they fail to do so, we may analyze their performance afterwards and again identify an aspect of the team’s game that sent them to their final loss. But when a team consistently finds different ways to lose, it’s time to admit the one thing it must change before the big dance has to do with their mental approach. Eking out close wins and dramatic comebacks, the Blue Devils regularly display grit down the stretches of games. Yet that same late-game toughness has also prevented them from learning that coming out flat just won’t cut it come tournament time, a lesson that they should learn from their loss to Florida State.


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Academic council can take stand on DKU From the turbid cloud programs—the programs the surrounding Duke Kunshan Kunshan curriculum is meant University, another reason for to mirror—but it is much caution emerges. A recently higher than tuition rates ofreleased presentation compli- fered by Chinese satellite camcates a previously clear picture puses of Western University. of the UniverThe University sity’s financial of Nottingham editorial commitments, Ningbo and previously estimated to tally to the Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool $37 million per year over six University, for instance, offer years, to the China campus. one year masters for the relaThe new documents instead tive pauper’s price of about estimate the subsidy to range $14,000. from $31.9 to $51.2 million per The risks surrounding Kunyear, depending in part on tu- shan have been recast, but ition and enrollment. their new shape does not ofWhat is more concerning is fer much in the way of decisive that these figures assume an an- conclusion. We only have reanual tuition of around $41,000 son to enhance our cautionary for the approved Master of stance. Management Studies in FiThis is why we were espenance program. This is in line cially heartened by the Acawith the cost of Duke’s MMS demic Council’s Feb. 23 deand Cross-Continent MBA cision to move forward with

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DKU so long as “meaningful changes to Duke’s financial commitment and/or risk [are] clearly communicated to the Executive Committee of the Academic Council.” As the primary vehicle for faculty governance at the University, the Academic Council has always stood to be a major DKU decision-maker and a crucial foil to a sometimes overeager administration. It has partially executed this role in the past—by, for instance, approving an MMS program that splits time between Durham and China instead of rushing headfirst into a full China program. But we do not believe it has fully realized its potential in this area. While the council works to understand the cost, risk and challenges facing DKU,

it should decide what it wants to take a stand on. Other University faculty have taken such steps. The Yale College faculty recently discussed a resolution demanding respect and protecting civil liberties, principles of non-discrimination and political freedom at Yale’s burgeoning campus in Singapore. This would not be a bad act to follow. We believe that the Academic Council should discuss and pass resolutions on the following items, demanding satisfaction in exchange for the council’s support of future degree programs at DKU. Academic freedom: guarantee of complete academic freedom, with mechanisms in place to protect professors and curriculums facing pressure from the Chinese government.

Human rights and environmental sustainability: China’s record on human rights and sustainability is notorious. Duke should not only demand the protection of civil liberties, the principles of non-discrimination and political freedom, it should demand that the carbon footprint of the new China campus be counted against the University’s goal to reach climate neutrality by 2024. Financial solvency: the administration continues to provide the faculty with information about the campus’ financial solvency and puts in place escape strategies in the case of unsustainable losses. These are just some of the resolutions the council could pass to flex its decision making muscle and become a real player in the DKU process.



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fter spending a relaxing week back in hell, Afternoon … or Eat the Food and Leave … or I’m rested up and ready to return to the … something. Whatever it’s not my job to save trials of finishing my first year at Duke. their sh***y non-parties. That’s what Spring break’s for, To cope with my disappointright? We go someplace hot for a ment in DAD, I went over to the week of partying to break the moDuke Coffeehouse in search of notony and prep for the next seven some devil worshippers. They weeks of partying. didn’t have a ritual going on that People in hell work goddamn night, and I got tired of looking at hard. As a result, we have the best the novelty waffles on the wall pretparties in the world. Do you know ty quickly. I stepped outside for a how good a beer feels after workcig, and overheard some girls makthe devil ing by the lake of fire all day as a ing those noises they do when they monday, monday foot muncher? (We get a lot of evil want people to think they underfeet in hell, and somebody’s gotta stand a joke that they totally don’t. munch ‘em.) Alcohol is the only cleanser that can They sounded drunk, so I followed them. I know simultaneously wash the taste of feet out of your that sounds creepy, but I was hoping they would mouth and the shame out of your soul. lead me to a legit party. I swear … I’m BTT. Hell has this beloved tradition where we After three winding staircases and long halls encourage one another to drink fatal amounts I made it to my first real frat party. I was finally of alcohol. If you make some wussy comment in my element. They had beer every bit as nasty like “I think I’m gonna throw up” or “I think as my beloved Son of Samuel Adams lager, and I’m gonna die” a demon with a breathalyzer they played the same three David Guetta songs comes by and reassures you, “I got your bac.” on repeat—just like home. I would’ve liked to see At a good hell party, it’s expected that you’ll a couple more deaths, but I saw one naked dude die several times from alcohol poisoning. Only on the floor of a locked bathroom stall; I guess 10 seconds later you’re respawned at the back he seemed dead enough. of the readmission line on a road paved with About two hours into the party some cops good intentions. If we have a party in hell and came, and they did the craziest thing—they startthe line doesn’t reach Detroit, I start to get ed citing people. They didn’t understand the worried. importance of drinking at Duke, so I spelled it By contrast, the parties in heaven are about out for them: The harder the job, the harder the as fun as the Republican Party. That’s not a jab; drug. They should’ve been commending us on most cloudies are Republicans. And the parties how our breath reeked of hard work! The cops there suuuuuccckkk. They might be fun if any- said that I was the one who needed a lesson and body in heaven had a crappy day job. But cloud- they escorted me out of the party. ies don’t know how to punish their brains at night I don’t have a lot of respect for the police. A because they spend all day grinning and offering cops’ vice is donuts and coffee because their job each other chocolate. (Which they accept, but is super easy. Duke students work their asses off only to be nice. Everyone in heaven totally has all the time, so caffeine and sugar just don’t cut it. enough chocolate already.) If you catch someone If you speak maths, the profession/vice hardness up there drinking a beer, it’s probably to appreci- pecking order looks like this: ate some old European culture. Eww. Police < everyone else < GDI’s < Michael Phelps Duke’s parties aren’t as badass as hell’s, < BME majors < Snu bros< Miley Cyrus < crack but remembering heaven’s parties makes me whores thank God I go to Duke. I know how to work I tried to alert the cops cuffing me about the the scene now, but nobody starts off knowing crimes against recreation over at Devils After exactly how to party here. This brings me to an Dark but they told me to shut up. They’re not embarrassing confession: during my first week all bad though. As they were driving me down at school, I made the mistake of going to a Dev- to the station, the officer riding shotgun conils After Dark event. My thought process went fided, “We checked that place out, but it didn’t something like this: “Well, that’s what I am … seem like much was going on so we ate the food and that’s what time it is … sounds reasonable and left.” …” I quickly concluded that the organizers of that necklace-making festival were wildly misThe Devil only gets one week off in the Spring, and informed about what real devils do after real Duke thinks that year should have fewer hours than dark. The event should be called Angels in the other weeks.


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t 16, I left the Church. Before that time, religion had been a constant presence in my life: Sunday morning mass, the after school Catholic program and all of the sacraments save confirmation and marriage. But as a teenager, I began to realize that there was little room in my Chicago parish for disagreement with Catholic doctrine or its social implications. The shame and guilt that homilies imposed on my emerging social values led to my decision to leave the church and continue my kristen lee faith as a shopping cart Catholic. between worlds For those of you unfamiliar with the term, a shopping cart or cafeteria Catholic is a pejorative term for someone who chooses to practice certain aspects of the Catholic doctrine and dissents from other Church teachings, often including their views regarding gay marriage, divorce, birth control and contraceptives. In the past few weeks, there has been a media storm surrounding President Obama’s mandate for free contraceptive coverage and the rising Catholic opposition in response. Requiring Catholic institutions and hospitals to cover birth control was against religious freedom, Catholic bishops insisted. As a matter of compromise Obama reworked the policy so that insurers—and not Catholic employers—would be required to pay for birth control. Nevertheless, Catholic Church officials have referred to this redistribution of cost as a “gimmick.” At the core, it seems the Catholic Church has changed its mind about what it wants. Recently, the Blunt Amendment, which would have granted all employers the right to deny any employee health coverage on the basis of religious grounds, was voted down 51-48 in the Senate. Yet now, instead of pushing for exemption from the mandate, Catholic bishops seem set on overturning the mandate altogether. To summarize, a win for the Catholic Church appears to be a complete denial of birth control coverage. The Catholic Church has remained firm on this stance, regardless of dissent from many of its followers. In July 1965, five years after the birth control pill entered the market, a Gallup poll surveyed Catholic Americans on whether they believed the Church would ever approve of birth control; 61 percent said yes. In 1968, however, Pope Paul VI released the “Humanae Vitae,” condemning contraception by saying, “Man, growing used to contraceptive practices, may lose respect for the woman and come to the point of considering her as a mere instrument of selfish enjoyment, and no longer as his respected and beloved companion.” One month after the 1968 release, a new Gallup poll found only 28 percent of American Catholics supported the Vatican’s position. Some historians attribute the declining Vatican authority to their antiquated anti-birth control doctrine and women’s refusal to listen to it. By the 1970s, some studies reported that over two-thirds of Catholic women had used the pill. A recent study claimed that 98 percent of Catholic women use birth control. Although this statistic has been contested as misrepresentative, a more conservative estimate, based on the same pro-choice Guttmacher Institute survey, puts the percentage of Catholic women using artificial birth control from 2006 to 2008 between 83 and 87 percent. The “Humanae Vitae” still stands today as the definitive declaration against birth control. The Vatican’s characterization of birth control as a demonizing tool to satisfy selfish enjoyment seems protective at best and patronizing towards women at worst. Even thought the Humane Vitae was written from a male perspective, it puts little faith in the goodness of man to use contraceptive technology to enact better family planning. The argument that Catholic women should not use birth control because it is an unnatural form of contraception seems hypocritical. There are several “unnatural” medical procedures the Church has not denied, like heart surgery and organ transplants. The representation of reproductive health care as an elective rather than mandatory health service is reflective of a misunderstanding of the fundamental right of a woman to control her body, her fertility and ultimately her family’s wellbeing. In response to my frustration with the Catholic Church, my friend reminded me that, though faith can be a guiding force in our lives, the Church is a human institution prone to the same mistakes and misinterpretations of which all of us are culpable. With that in mind, I believe that it would be a great service to the Catholic community for the Church to give its followers the space to disagree with and re-evaluate Church doctrines. The Catholic Church could benefit from having more faith in its people. Kristen Lee is a Trinity junior who is spending the Spring in Udaipur, India and Beijing, China through the Duke Global Semester Abroad Program. Her column runs every other Monday.

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s Duke students settled into their Spring break tary’s own human rights abuses are not mentioned at on March 6, the charitable organization Invis- all. Even though it does not kidnap young boys and ible Children released their KONY 2012 vid- girls to become soldiers and sex slaves, military courts eo, which “aims to make Joseph Kony in Uganda have prosecuted over 1000 famous, not to celebrate him, but to civilians on criminal charges over the raise support for his arrest and set a past 10 years. Furthermore, the Uganprecedent for international justice.” dan government is not exactly ideal This video is the most recent example either—presidential term limits were of the charity’s media-centered efforts removed in 2005, and President Yowto end an ongoing conflict in Uganda eri Museveni has ruled the “multiparty and tell the stories of children abductdemocracy” since 1986. In response ed from their homes and forced to join to questions about why this reality joline doedens the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), the was not included in the video, spokeswait a minute boys as soldiers and the girls as sex people for Invisible Children maintain slaves. The video’s successful appeal that they do not support the actions to young viewers to donate and encourage “culture- of the Ugandan government in any way, but that, makers” and policymakers to join the effort through in order to arrest Kony and bring him to justice, we social media is unprecedented: As of March 8, the must work with the local government. This statement video had almost 40 million YouTube views, and “In- seems contradictory—how is it possible to simultanevisibleChildren” was trending worldwide on Twitter. ously refuse to support the actions of the Ugandan And that’s without even considering the number of government and military, and also coordinate efforts times a link to the video has been shared on Face- to apprehend Kony? Using the organization’s own arbook—by March 7, the video had been shared over gument that the arrest of Kony would lead to the end 3.5 million times by Facebook users. Clearly, the cam- of the child abductions, wouldn’t such cooperation paign is working. also empower Musevini’s administration? However, before we sign the petition, donate a Leaving aside issues of the complicated nature of couple of dollars to Invisible Children and join the the situation in Uganda, it is also important to look at “Duke KONY2012—Cover the Night” on April 20, we the Invisible Children organization itself. Again, the need to look at the details. We need to look at why effort to use social media to push the Obama adminDr. Beatrice Mpora, director of Kairos, a community istration and Congress to persevere in their commithealth organization in Gulu (a town that was once ment to arrest Kony is certainly admirable. However, at the center of the LRA’s activities), said “What that there are several other, better-established and more video says is totally wrong, and it can cause us more reputable charities working in the area, including problems than help us.” Why would someone who AMREF USA, Doctors Without Borders, and Water. has years of experience with Joseph Kony’s abduc- org. Although Charity Navigator gives Invisible Chiltion of thousands of Ugandan children, argue that dren two stars for accountability and transparency, making the rebel infamous would actually hurt those the other three charities all have four stars. Invisible children? The last time an LRA soldier was active in Children tries to attribute this rating to its grass-roots Gulu was in 2006. And what if making Kony famous status, but why should we donate money to an orgajust puts him on the offensive? As Rosebell Kagumire, nization that devotes only 32 percent of its funds to the editor and rights in crisis digital campaigner at direct services, when we can donate to an organizaChannel 16, a watchdog organization that reports tion like Doctors without Borders, which devotes 89 on humanitarian crises, wrote, “This paints a picture percent to program services? of Uganda six or seven years ago, that is totally not Invisible Children’s campaign to win over the how it is today. It’s highly irresponsible.” Although hearts and minds of millions of YouTube, Facebook all parties agree that Kony committed serious human and Twitter users has certainly been successful, and rights violations and deserves to be one of the Inter- brought attention to an infamous war criminal, but national Criminal Court’s most wanted war criminals, I hope that people do their research before donatcritiques of Invisable Children’s Kony 2012 campaign ing money to the organization and plastering posters range from Michael Wilkerson’s piece for Foreign all over campus on April 20. If you decide that the Policy, to Michael Deibert’s piece for the Huffington arrest of Joseph Kony and inevitable support of the Post, to a UN forum … all pointing to the danger of Ugandan government is the lesser of two evils, then oversimplification of the Ugandan conflict. go ahead and order your Action Kit from Invisible Further, we have to ask what it would mean to con- Children. If the organization’s tactics or its Charity tinue (and perhaps increase) our support of the Ugan- Navigator rating unsettles you, however, think about dan military. Although the video applaudes President helping the child soldiers return home by supporting Obama’s assignment of 100 troops to Uganda to “re- another charity. move [Kony] from the battlefield” as an example of what young people can do with social media, the orJoline Doedens is a Trinty senior. Her column runs every ganization’s critics question why the Ugandan mili- other Monday.

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