T H E I N D E P E N D E N T D A I LY AT D U K E U N I V E R S I T Y
MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2012
ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTH YEAR, ISSUE 141
Filmmaker Duke grads face ‘volatile’ job market Sayles wins LEAF Award by Danielle Muoio THE CHRONICLE
Filmmaker John Sayles has won numerous awards but never before for environmentalism. Sayles, a novelist and filmmaker known for producing movies outside Hollywood studios, was awarded the 2012 Lifetime Environmental Achievement in the Fine Arts Award Saturday. Bill Chameides, dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment, led the ceremony that featured selections from Sayles’ films and a reading from his latest novel. “[Sayles’ films] range from the allegorical to the historical, from the comic to the tragic,” Chameides said. “But through them all runs a common environmental thread with a profoundly important message not on the fragility of nature but of the power of nature.” Established in 2009, the LEAF Award is given to artists whose work inspires others to take action to protect and steward the environment, Chameides said. Past recipients are actor and filmmaker Robert Redford, musician Jackson Browne and author Barbara Kingsolver. When Chameides called Sayles to notify him that he received the award, Sayles’ only response was, “Why me?” Chameides noted, however, that Sayles’ work represents the sort of lifetime of artistic achievement that the LEAF Award recognizes.
THE REBOUNDING WORKFORCE
PART 1 OF 3 by Sanette Tanaka THE CHRONICLE
By Fall 2007, then-senior Molly McGarrett considered herself as good as employed. After completing an internship for a large foreign bank over the summer in New York City, she snagged an interview at another bank before classes began. By November, she had an offer. But as the economy worsened, so did the job outlook for Duke students. McGarrett’s offer was rescinded in April 2008, prompting her to restart her job search. Approximately SEE JOBS ON PAGE 4 DATA FROM THE DUKE CAREER CENTER EXIT SURVEYS
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Nanoly wins Start-Up Challenge by Jack Mercola THE CHRONICLE
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John Sayles was presented the Duke Lifetime Environmental Achievement in the Fine Arts Award Saturday.
At the 13th-annual Duke Start-Up Challenge finale, Nanoly—an undergraduate-led vaccine distribution project—took home the $50,000 grand prize. Three teams pitched their business plans to a group of 12 judges at the competition’s final round Friday. The event, which took place in Geneen Auditorium at the Fuqua School of Business, marked the end of the student entrepreneurship contest, which began in November. The event featured keynote speaker Richard Lee, founder and former CEO of Hosted Solutions LLC— an information technology consulting company based in Raleigh. Nanoly, was the overall winner out of a record 118 student startup businesses that entered the contest, said Olgun
Kukrer, co-president of the Start-Up Challenge and second-year MBA candidate. The other two competing finalists were neurosurgical innovator CranioVation and electricity-access project Zamsolar. In selecting the winner, the judges’ votes were weighted 80 percent, and the audience members’ votes were weighted 20 percent. “All of the prize money will go directly to project expenses,” said junior Ting-Ting Zhou, co-founder of Nanoly. “We need to raise $1.5 million to advance from research to commercialization.” Nanoly’s product, NanoShield, is a polyethylene glycol-based polymer that would enable vaccines to be transported and delivered without refrigeration, Zhou said in her pitch. She noted that SEE NANOLY ON PAGE 4
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Nanoly won the $50,000 grand prize in the annual Duke Start-Up Challenge Friday.
Read about the Blue Devils’ fortunes in the Spring ACC Tournaments, SPORTSWRAP
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Clemens trial depends on seriousness of Congress
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a courtroom blocks from Capitol Hill, a parade of Washingtonians called to jury duty last week pondered a question for a cynical age. Is it really a crime to lie to Congress if Congress is doing something silly at the time? The men and women were potential jurors in the retrial of legendary baseball pitcher Roger Clemens, who is charged with lying when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs before a House committee in 2008. “I just assume there are other things we could be doing,” said one, who said he works in computer systems for Fannie Mae and follows Notre Dame football. Another, who said he worked as a bioengineer, thought the proceedings “excessive.” “I thought Congress would have more important matters that pertained to more people than focusing their efforts on those hearings,” he said.
Duke Med Elementary 3rd Grade Program Lunch and Lecture Duke South Clinic Amphitheater, 12-1 p.m. Duke Med Elementary is a dynamic service club that aims to teach local 3rd grade students the importance of healthy lifestyles.
Experimental Philosophy and the Bankrupcy of Great Tradition West Duke 202, 5-7:30 p.m. Stephen Stich, a philosophy professor from Rutgers, will be giving this lecture.
Spokesman clarifies Va. Hollande and Sarkozy to governor’s abortion stance advance to runoff in May RICHMOND, Va. — As a legislator, attorney general and governor, Robert McDonnell has said he would only allow aboriton if continuing the pregnancy would put the woman’s life in danger. But McDonnell recently said through his spokesman that he would also allow it in cases of rape or incest.
PARIS — Francois Hollande, the Socialist candidate for president of France, staked a clear lead over President Nicolas Sarkozy in Sunday’s first round of voting, according to exit polls, and headed into a May 6 runoff election favored to become the country’s next chief executive.
ECE-Integrated Design Challenge Fitzpatrick CIEMAS Atrium, 6-8 p.m. This is the true story of five robot strangers picked to live on Duke campus and work together to see what happens.
Kenan Ethics Film Series: “Human Terrain” Griffith Film Theater, 7-8:30 p.m. Facing long wars, the military adopts a new program to make cultural awareness a key element of its counterinsurgency strategy. —from calendar.duke.edu
TODAY IN HISTORY 1661: King Charles II is crowned in Westminster Abbey.
“I was first introduced to Duke-alum and aspiring-rapper ANTHM through an article in The Chronicle last February, back when his name was still Anthem. Before that article, I knew him simply as ‘that guy who did the Duke rap song.’He left a job on Wall Street to chase his dream of becoming a rap artist.” — From The Chronicle’s News Blog bigblog.dukechronicle.com
Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for and forgotten by everybody is a much greater poverty and hunger than the person who has nothing to eat. — Mother Teresa
Children’s Day Turkey
St. George’s Day United Kingdom
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Duke University Improv performs their annual “Big Show” in Page Auditorium Saturday.
Peppercorn Day Bermuda
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Panel mulls the future of higher education by Maggie Spini THE CHRONICLE
Affordability, access and technology will shape the future of American higher education, panelists said in a forum Friday. The Duke Magazine Forum, titled â€œHigher Ed: Who Can Afford It and Who Benefits from It?â€? addressed the rising costs of college and the increasing important that higher education plays in the U.S. job market, which largely rewards those with four-year
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degrees. The panelists discussed how this reality has led to the creation of expanded educational offerings, like online degrees, but at the cost of affecting some traditional universities like Duke. The panel took place in the Divinity School as part of Reunions Weekend. â€œIf the costs go up over the next 25 years like they have over the past 25 years, then there is going to be a steady beat of schools, including Duke, whose tuition for a fouryear degree will be over a million dollars,â€? said Andrew Rosen, Trinity â€™82 and chairman and CEO of Kaplan Inc. Rosen is a former sports editor for The Chronicle. Higher tuition costs do not necessarily correlate to improved educational quality, Rosen added. Instead, evidence suggests that students are learning less than they did a generation ago because academic rigor has been reduced. Many universities spend more money on providing amenities that will attract applicants, like new student centers, instead of academically related pursuits. Although the quality of education today is not better than it was in the past, many jobs require an applicant to have a college degree due to â€œcredential inflation,â€? said George Leef, Law â€™77 and director of research at the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy. â€œI donâ€™t think itâ€™s true that more jobs are [becoming] more intellectually demanding,â€? Leef said. â€œEmployers have adjusted the way
Andrew Rosen, Trinity â€™82 and CEO of Kaplan Inc., spoke about the future of higher education Friday.
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Request for Input in the Regular Review of Kyle Cavanaugh, Vice President for Administration University ofďŹ cers are subject to administrative reviews at various intervals during their tenure by a broadly based committee of colleagues. Members of the review committee are: Julie Britton, Fuqua School of Business Ann Elsner, Perkins Library Warren Grill, Pratt School of Engineering David Jarmul, News and Communications Lloyd Michener, Community and Family Medicine Kevin Sowers, Duke Hospital Stan Wilcox, Athletics Phail Wynn, Jr., Durham and Regional Affairs (chair) This will be Kyleâ€™s ďŹ rst review since being appointed Vice President for Human Resources in February 2009. His title was later changed to Vice President for Administration after he assumed management responsibility for Duke Police, Disability Management and Parking and Transportation. The review will focus on the effectiveness of Kyleâ€™s leadership, particularly in regard to the opportunities and challenges these areas will face in the future. The committee is interested in several areas including:
s !CCOMPLISHMENT DURING HIS TENURE AS 6ICE 0RESIDENT s (OW (UMAN 2ESOURCES $UKE 0OLICE $ISABILITY -ANAGEMENT and Parking and Transportation have changed under his leadership.