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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.

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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 McGarrett’s offer was rescinded in April 2008, prompting her to restart her job search.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.

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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.

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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.

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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 “Higher Ed: Who Can Afford It and Who Benefits from It?� 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. “If 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,� said Andrew Rosen, Trinity ’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 “credential inflation,� said George Leef, Law ’77 and director of research at the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy. “I don’t think it’s true that more jobs are [becoming] more intellectually demanding,� Leef said. “Employers have adjusted the way

Andrew Rosen, Trinity ’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 Kyle’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 Kyle’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:

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JOBS from page 1 17 percent of Duke seniors in 2008 were still searching for work at graduation, according to the 2008 Career Center senior exit survey. The next year, the market worsened. Nearly 22 percent of the Class of 2009 considered themselves to be unemployed at the end of senior year. The prospects have improved since then, and current seniors—who came to Duke at the height of the financial crisis, just months after McGarrett and her classmates entered the labor market—are presented with increased opportunities. Employers surveyed expect to increase hiring of new graduates by 10.2 percent this year, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, a nonprofit professional organization. But Duke seniors still face a challenging marketplace. Today’s job market is characterized by mobility and change but also fierce competition. “Is it a secure world? No,” said William Wright-Swadel, Fannie Mitchell executive director of the Duke Career Center. Students are seeing a shift in the type of job opportunities available, with more short-term commitments and leadership development programs, WrightSwadel said. Half of the companies that currently recruit on campus began coming to Duke in the past four years, he added. Since February 2010, all private-sector industries, except information, have added jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs in professional and business services added the most jobs at more than 1.2 million, outpacing manufacturing, which added nearly half a million. “Half of the jobs you’re going to do in your lifetime have

not been invented yet,” WrightSwadel said. “That does create for our students a very volatile marketplace.” New expectations Shorter commitments are becoming the norm for both students and employers. Duke graduates who pursue a job in finance, the most popular industry for Duke students, or at Teach for America, the top recruiter of students at the University, typically make two or three-year commitments. Because approximately 90 percent of Duke students plan to earn an advanced degree, most Duke students are not looking for a longterm engagement straight out of college, Wright-Swadel said. “The reality is there are many people who are doing four years in four different companies,” Wright Swadel said, noting that Duke graduates will likely switch firms many times in the course of their careers. John Caccavale, who was a banker for 30 years at J.P. Morgan and Barclays Capital before returning to Duke to work with students interested in finance, noted that it used to be common for people to work at the same firm for their entire careers. “That doesn’t happen anymore,” said Caccavale, Trinity ’81 and executive director of the Duke University Financial Economics Center, which fosters connections between the corporate world and the University. But less interest in long-term engagements on the students’ end comes at a price. New workers are less likely to see the same type of security that older generations experienced in the labor market. “The kind of parental relationships [that] companies used to have where they hired you and then they developed you, that’s less true today than it’s ever been,” Wright-Swadel said.

Phil Gardner, director of the Collegiate Employment Research Institute at Michigan State University, added that companies are no longer as loyal to their workers as they tended to be 30 years ago. “Anyone under the age of 35 better get used to this,” Gardner said. “They’re not going to get loyalty back.” Reinventing the career Kellan Dickens, Pratt ’07, graduated from Duke with three job offers. After a three-year stint in consulting, Dickens enrolled in business school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and will graduate this year. Now, he is about to embark on a two-year renewable energy rotational program at General Electric Co., his “dream job.” Eventually, he would like to start his own company and work in a third world country. “If the opportunity [to start my own company] were there, I would take it,” Dickens said. “One thing Duke teaches you is the value of taking risks and the value of doing something crazy once in a while. It’s valuable to go out and leave an imprint on this planet.” Although Dickens has changed paths three times in the past five years, Wright-Swadel called his postgraduation ventures highly typical. Individual companies may suffer initially from the constant workforce turnover, but in the long run, this turnover will benefit the economy because employees will be able to find their best-fit job, Gardner said. The market will look different five and 10 years from now, as new jobs are created and old jobs become obsolete, he added. “You’re going to reinvent all these jobs to fill that gap and keep producing,” Gardner said. “That’s the silver lining. But right now we’re just worried about jobs lost.”

NANOLY from page 1 more than 2 million people die each year from vaccinepreventable diseases—largely because they live in locations that are difficult to access. NanoShield could reduce the costs of vaccinating people in remote areas and improve the success rate of vaccine transportation. Out of the three contestants, Nanoly’s product is the most appealing to investors, and the team presented the most thorough research, said competition judge Melissa Bernstein, Trinity ’87 and cofounder and co-owner of toy company Melissa and Doug LLC. “I was blown away by all three,” Bernstein noted. “But if you’re an investor, you need to think about it from a business sense.” Zhou serves as Nanoly’s business leader; Nanxi Liu, a senior at University of California at Berkeley, leads polymer development research; and Crystal Lee, a junior at Stanford University, leads product testing. NanoShield technology, which was developed in a research lab at the University of Colorado at Boulder, is a patented product. GlaxoSmithKline—one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies—has expressed interest in the technology, Zhou added. “Nanoly is pursuing a herculean task,” Bernstein said. “But if their product works scientifically, they are bound for success. The size of their market is huge and already partnering with Glaxo—that’s really telling.” CranioVation, headed by Vijay Agarwal, a second-year neurosurgery resident at Duke Medicine, developed

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a brain aneurysm treatment device made out of nonmetal materials, so post-operative MRI or CT imaging of the brain is not obscured. The market is specific, Agarwal noted, but the product is vital for aneurysm patients because doctors cannot assess progress or complications after operations if imaging is obscured by metal devices. The third finalist, Zamsolar, led by senior James Sawabini, aims to solve energy poverty in East Africa with portable solar products. Zamsolar will pilot the project in Zambia, where more than 80 percent of the population lives without access to electricity, Sawabini said. He plans to move to Zambia after graduating to distribute inexpensive solarpowered electronic devices to those who cannot otherwise afford them. Sawabani noted that the Start-Up Challenge experience taught him how to run a business and interact with investors. “At each stage of the competition, the number of investors grew,” Sawabini said. “We got incredibly constructive criticism and gained access to resources.” Kukrer said he was pleased with the growth of interest in the Start-Up Challenge—both in competitors and audience size. He added that more than 350 judges helped pick the finalists. The Chronicle is one of nine sponsors of the Duke Start-Up Challenge.

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sportswrap PERFECTION MEN’S LACROSSE: BEATS UNC FOR ACC CHAMPIONSHIP • MEN’S TENNIS: FALLS TO UVA IN TITLE MATCH


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Terps too much at Koskinen Duke struggles to sixth at ACC tournament by Daniel Carp THE CHRONICLE

when we initiated our looks, which led to either some bad decisions or takes to goal that were not as sharp or on point as they should have been.” The game was evenly played at the start. The Blue Devils struck first when Wenger scored her 22nd goal of the year less than two minutes into the contest. Duke controlled the possession during the opening 15 minutes of the game and held Maryland defensively with

After trailing for most of the first half, Maryland exploded on offense to bury the Blue Devils and knock them out of the ACC tournament. Second-seeded Duke fell 12-3 to third-seeded Maryland in the conference tournament semifinal Saturday at Koskinen Stadium. The Blue Devils held a 1-0 advantage into the game’s 23rd minute when the Terrapins, led by Junior SEE W. LACROSSE ON PAGE 8 Katie Schwarzmann, finished the 12 half on a 4-0 MD Duke 3 run. The momentum carried through to the second half as Duke was no match for Maryland, who cruised to an easy victory on the Blue Devils’ home turf. “This was the most complete game of lacrosse that we played all season,” Maryland head coach Cathy Reese said. Schwarzmann led the way for the dangerous Maryland offense, notching four goals to bring her season total to an ACC-leading 57. Alex Aust added three goals and four assists, setting a conference tournament record for most assists in the process. Senior Karri Ellen Johnson also tallied two goals and two assists. Duke’s goals were scored by Kim Wenger, Taylor Trimble and Kat Thomas. “Our gameplan was to really have the ball in our offensive end and make them play defense for an extended period of time,” Duke KEVIN SHAMIEH/THE CHRONICLE head coach Kerstin Kimel said. “We weren’t being aggressive enough Duke held a 1-0 lead after 15 minutes, but the Terrapins dominated the rest of the game.

Despite top-20 individual finishes from Adam Sumrall and Julian Suri, the Blue Devils finished the ACC tournament in sixth place with a three-round total of 2-under-par 862. Sumrall tied for 14th place after shooting a team-best 2-under-par 214—the first time in eight years Duke has not had an individual golfer in the top 10—and Suri tied for 18th place two strokes behind. Virginia’s Ben Rusch won the individual title with a 10-under-par 206, edging Wake Forest’s Lee Bedford by one stroke. Georgia Tech won the conference championship for the fourth straight season with a 27-under-par 837, seven strokes ahead of second-place Virginia. “We went into the tournament with some high expectations and sometimes that is the right motivator and sometimes it doesn’t work out,” head coach Jamie Green told GoDuke.com. “The reality is that these guys, top to bottom, had the game to play well this week and that showed itself in spurts. Each guy had a couple of things that unfortunately popped up this weekend that showed we need to do a little bit more work. We would have loved to have had a better ACC championship, but there is still a lot of golf to play.” Spencer Anderson tied for 21st place with a score of 217, followed by Austin Cody, who tied for 41st place four strokes behind. Brinson Paolini rounded out the Blue Devils’ scoring tied for 49th with a 10-over-par 226. Duke will next play in the NCAA regionals May 17-19. —from staff reports

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Cavaliers again topple Blue Devils in finals by Vaishnavi Krishnan THE CHRONICLE

For the third straight year, Duke suffered a heartbreaking loss in the ACC championship match against Virginia. The third-seeded Blue Devils beat N.C. State and North Carolina in the quarterfinals and semifinals, respectively, but fell 4-1 to the top-seeded Cavaliers—who have now won 92 consecutive conference matches. “I would rather lose [6-0, 6-0] and have the team win then to lose a team match,� said freshman Jason Tahir, the only Blue Devil to win a singles match. “We are going to definitely beat them in my four years.� Virginia, the only team besides North Carolina who defeated Duke during Duke 1 ACC regular-season play, won the critical doubles point 2-1 4 UVA over Duke. Fred Saba and David Holland were the only 2 UNC Duke pairing to win their Duke 4 match, routing the Virginia duo of Justin Shane and SteNCSU 0 ven Eelkman Rooda 8-2. The Duke 4 other two doubles matches were both close, with Raphael Hemmeler and Torsten Wietoska losing 8-5 to Mitchell Frank and Alex Domijan, and the No. 15 team of Henrique Cunha and Chris Mengel lost 8-6 against the No. 18 pairing of Jarmere Jenkins and Drew Courtney. “I felt like we played well,� Cunha said. “Doubles was hard. One break can define the match. We were serving well but then the last game we had some unlucky points and they took their chances.� In singles, Virginia took five of six first sets using their momentum from doubles. No. 36 Mengel lost to No. 42 Domijan 6-2, 6-2, and Saba fell to Courtney 7-6 (7-5), 6-3. A Cavalier team victory was one point away, but both Wietoska’s match against No. 1 Frank and Hemmeler’s match with No. 79 Justin Shane were pushed to third sets, keeping Duke’s chances alive. Before either could notch victories, though, No. 4 Cunha fell to No. 5 Jenkins 6-3, 7-6 (7-4). Two days earlier, the Blue Devils started their ACC tournament run by dismantling the sixth-seeded Wolfpack 4-0. Duke edged N.C. State in two doubles matches that went back and forth. Cunha and Mengel

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Beatrice Capra, the nation’s No. 2 singles player, won ACC tournament MVP honors after defeating No. 34 Lauren McHale 6-0, 6-4 in singles and teaming with Rachel Kahan for an 8-5 doubles win against North Carolina. by Matt Pun THE CHRONICLE

Duke became the first program to finish with a perfect record in both regular and postseason ACC play Sunday as it won its 17th conference title. After dropping 2 UNC the doubles point, top-seeded Duke 4 the Blue Devils rebounded to defeat 0 UVA reigning champion Duke 4 and second-seeded North Carolina 4-2 NCSU 0 Sunday afternoon Duke 4 at Wake Forest Tennis Center. The victory gave head coach Jamie Ashworth his eighth ACC championship, and the Blue Devils finished the season with a 14-0 record against conference opponents. “Going undefeated in the conference was one of our goals, and we didn’t really talk about involving the tournament in that,” Ashworth said. “But when UNC [finished its regular season undefeated] a couple years ago, they didn’t win the tournament. And so, we really wanted to finish what we started.” Duke swept the doubles matches in its regular season match up against the Tar Heels April 12. In the tournament finals, though, freshman Beatrice Capra and sophomore Rachel Kahan won 8-5 in the No. 2 doubles match, but the other two Blue Devil doubles pairs combined to win a total of just four games, and Duke dropped two of three matches, leaving No. 8 North Carolina (22-6) with a 1-0 advantage. “Right after we lost the doubles point, I wanted to throw up,” Capra said. “I had so many emotions going through me.” Nevertheless, the Blue Devils regrouped at the break, shifting their focus entirely to the singles matches. “I told them there was no reason to be down,” Ashworth said. “UNC hadn’t won anything. I thought that we did a good job controlling our emotions after the doubles.” Duke bounced back immediately as four of six Blue Devils won their first sets. Kahan finished her match first, defeating Tar Heel Shinnan Featherston 6-1, 6-1 and tying the match at one.

Capra, the No. 2 singles player in the naTurewicz, who had beaten Tar Heel Testion and eventual tournament MVP, took sa Lyons 6-0, 6-2 in the regular season, had seven games to break serve in her second lost her first set in a tiebreaker in the No. 6 set against 34th-ranked Lauren McHale, singles position. but eventually won 6-0, 6-4 to put the Blue “I was thinking to myself, ‘Well, she’s goDevils ahead 2-1. ing to have a fun time winning the second “[Capra] brings a lot of fight, a lot of set because there was no way I was going character,” Ashto give it to her,’” worth said. “The said. “Right after we lost the dou- Turewicz girls feed off of “I just fought as her emotion. She’s bles point, I wanted to throw hard as I could to not emotional like back.” up. I had so many emotions getBlue screaming and Devils No. yelling, but they 49 Hanna Mar going through me.” know that they and No. 74 Mary — Beatrice Capra Clayton, however, can count on her. She’s been a rock dropped their for us all year.” second sets, sendMeanwhile, the two Duke players who ing all four matches into a third set. had lost their first sets—freshmen Ester Last year’s grueling 4-3 quarterfinals vicGoldfeld and No. 88 Monica Turewicz— tory over N.C. State took its toll on Duke both pulled even at one. and led to a semifinal loss to Florida State.

This year, however, the team wasted no time on their road to the championship, winning 4-0 in both early rounds, leaving the Blue Devils with enough energy to execute in their final set. Mar seized control of her match to open the final set, winning the first four games and eventually earning Duke’s third point with a 6-2, 4-6, 6-1 victory. Although Goldfeld lost in a tiebreaker 7-5, Turewicz won five straight games to defeat Lyons 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-2 and clinch the championship. “As soon as she got into it emotionally she was better off,” Ashworth said. “When she’s fired up and into the match, she can really do what she wants on the court…. she came out and at the beginning of the first set had some loose errors, but she tightened her game up and played well when it came down to crunch time.”

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Sophomore Michelle Anumba won the shot put with her throw of 17.18m, a new program record.

A trio of Blue Devils highlighted a successful weekend at the ACC outdoor championships, earning individual titles in javelin, shot put and high jump. Six more Duke athletes also earned AllACC honors with top-three finishes in their respective events in Charlottesville, Va. The Blue Devil women tied for fourth place with Virginia Tech with 74 points—one point shy of third place, which would have represented their highest finish in program history. The men tied for sixth place with 59 points. The women got off to a strong start Thursday as junior Carly Seymour earned a third-place finish in the 10,000m with a time of 33:55.53. Seymour finished just ahead of her teammate and defending NCAA champion Juliet Bottorff, who crossed the line in sixth place. The next athletes to take top-three spots were juniors Shannon Sullivan and Andrea Hopkins, who took first and second in the javelin, respectively. Sullivan’s throw of 48.51m put her almost four meters ahead


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The Tobacco Road rivalry moved north to Charlottesville, Va. this weekend as Duke defeated North Carolina to claim the ACC crown. After defeating Maryland 6-5 in the lowest scoring game in ACC tournament history to reach the championship game, the top-seeded Blue Devils scored five unanswered goals Sunday in the third period against the third-seeded Tar Heels to earn a 12-9 win—the 9 UNC program’s seventh conference title. “We were delighted to be sucDuke 12 cessful,” Danowski said. “I was really happy with our effort in the second 5 MD half. Defensively, our guys were reDuke 6 ally consistent... and offensively the guys just kept grinding and working at it, and we made plays and got momentum.” But the first half was controlled by North Carolina, which held Duke scoreless for the final 24:37 of the opening half after giving up two early goals to the Blue Devils. Freshmen Chad Tutton and Jimmy Bitter, sophomore Mark McNeill and junior All-ACC selection Marcus Holman scored to give the Tar Heels a 4-2 lead at the half. “[At halftime] we talked about just staying on task, the importance of ground balls, and shooting—getting inside a little bit and getting tighter to the goal,” Danowski said. Although North Carolina won the overall ground-ball battle 39-36, the Blue Devils’ ability to pick up ground balls was the difference-maker during the team’s decisive 5-0 run in the third period. Christian Walsh, who finished with a careerhigh six points, scored or assisted on each of the five goals. “Michael Manley and Will Haus picked up two significant ground balls in the third quarter that created a lot of emotion and energy for our team,” Danowski said. “Those were really the plays of the game.” With just over a minute left in the third period, North Carolina freshman Joey Sankey tallied a goal, pulling the Tar Heels within two. In the first seven minutes of the final frame, Bitter and Tutton each scored a goal, sandwiched in between scores by Duke senior Robert Rotanz, to keep North Carolina within two goals. A tally by Tutton with 7:19 remaining in regulation made it a one-goal game, but two crease-roll scores from Blue Devil junior Jake Tripucka put the game out of reach for the Tar Heels, who could not overcome the threegoal deficit in the final 2:51 of play. Duke only got the opportunity to face North Carolina after a cathartic victory over the fourth-seeded Terrapins, who had beaten the Blue Devils in the teams’ last three SOPHIA DURAND/CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

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Sophomore Christian Walsh scored or assisted on all five goals in the Blue Devils’ decisive run against the Tar Heels Sunday afternoon.

ndividual titles at ACC outdoor championships of the rest of the competition. The success in the field continued during Friday’s events, when sophomore Michelle Anumba returned after a fourthplace finish in the hammer throw to win the shot put by breaking her school record in the event with her first throw of 17.18m. “I was really nervous [for the shot put],” Anumba said, “But I guess the nerves helped… me a little. I was more relaxed when I did it and more confident. Everything pretty much came together.” Duke continued to earn points in the field throughout the final day of the meet as Erica Brand repeated her success from the last year’s ACC outdoor championships by taking second in the discus with her throw of 52.45m. On the men’s side, sophomores Michael Krone and Tanner Anderson mirrored Sullivan and Hopkins by taking the top spots with their successful high jump performances. Krone exhibited an especially strong set of jumps on his way to take the title, setting three successive personal records. Director of Track and Field Norm

Ogilvie said the sophomores’ success is especially notable considering the relatively little amount of ACC outdoor championships experience they have had. “Generally the upperclassmen did really well, but if you look at the sophomores and the juniors they didn’t quite have career-type days,” Ogilvie said. “But there were exceptions. Tanner Anderson and Michael Krone were two sophomores that beat everybody and performed on a national level.” The two sophomores were not the only ones competing well under pressure. Curtis Beach’s performance in the decathlon led him to a score of 7,764 and the secondplace spot. Beach finished behind Florida State senior Gonzalo Barroilhet, who took the title with a score of 8,065 and set an ACC outdoor championships record. The last All-ACC performance came from senior Michael Barbas in the shot put. His throw of 18.03m was good for second place and in addition to Krone and Anderson’s performance in the high jump allowed the Blue Devils to end the ACC outdoor championships on a high note.

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Michael Krone set three new personal records en route to a high jump win over teammate Tanner Anderson.


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Virginia continued its dominance at the ACC championship over the weekend, winning three of four races to take its 12th conference title in 13 years. The Cavaliers racked up 56 points, edging second-place Clemson by four. Duke finished in third place with 39 points after recording top-three finishes in three races, highlighted by the varsity four boat’s second-place finish. “We wanted to do better, but we weren’t able to get it done,” head coach Robyn Horner told GoDuke.com. “Our varsity four and our freshman boat really elevated and did a great job. Our [first varsity eight] and [second varsity eight] didn’t execute and do as well as they could have, so it was a good weekend for part of our team and a little frustrating for the other part of our team. We are going to try to regroup here and use what we learned from this weekend to move forward.” Senior Kathy Smithwick and junior Emily Theys—both members of the Blue Devils’ first varsity eight boat—were named to the All-ACC team. Duke’s varsity four boat finished behind Clemson with a time of 7:46.6, marking the first time the Blue Devils have beaten Virginia in ACC championship history. —from staff reports

Another dominant start from Marcus Stroman was enough to get Duke past Virginia Friday night, but Duke could not make up any ground in the ACC standings after dropping both ends of a Saturday doubleheader to the Cavaliers at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. “We’re bat10 tling for that UVA spot [in Duke 3 eight the ACC tournament] so 12 UVA every ACC win Duke 3 is critically important,” head coach Sean Mc3 UVA Nally said. “We Duke 6 played well Friday, but Saturday Virginia put some pressure on us and we weren’t as competitive.” The Blue Devils (15-26, 7-14 in the ACC) are now two games out of eighth place with nine conference matchups remaining. Stroman limited the Cavaliers (2614-1, 11-10) to three runs over seven innings Friday en route to a 6-3 victory. The junior right-hander added nine strikeouts to his Division I-leading season total of 102, while walking three. Virginia got on the board first on a wild pitch in the second inning, but a four-run fourth inning put Duke up for good. Walks to catcher Mike Rosenfield and Mark Lumpa started the rally,

with freshman Grant McCabe knocking in Rosenfeld on a single up the middle. Lumpa and McCabe then pulled off a double steal—Lumpa stealing home for Duke’s second run—before shortstop

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held on to win 8-6 against Julian Sullivan and Dominic Hodgson, followed by Wietoska and Hemmeler winning 8-7 over Dave Thomson and Sean Weber. “Especially in the tournament format it is always nice to get that first point,” head coach Ramsey Smith said, “but even if we lost that point I would have felt totally comfortable in singles.” Duke took quick control in singles, claiming all six first sets. At No. 1 singles, Cunha went on to win 6-2, 6-2 against No. 35 Jaime Pulgar, and soon after, Hemmeler stretched the Blue Devil lead to 3-0 with a 6-1, 6-1 defeat of Robbie Mudge. Tahir clinched the match for the Blue Devils with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Ivan Sanchez Gomez. The following afternoon, Duke took on archrival North Carolina, who they had lost to in a 4-3 defeat just nine days before. This time, the Blue Devils did not allow the Tar Heels to gain the advantage off the doubles point, fighting off strong attacks by all three doubles teams. The No. 3 doubles pairing of Wietoska and Hemmeler were the first to finish, winning 8-5 over Esben Hess-Olesen and Zach Hunter. With Cunha and Mengel slowly climbing back from a 7-2 deficit, Saba and Holland secured the point with an 8-5 victory over Cameron Ahari and Brennan Boyajian. Despite the momentum from doubles, the Blue Devils struggled at first in singles play. Hemmeler dropped his match to William Parker 6-4, 6-2 and Wietoska lost soon after to Hess-Olesen 6-3, 6-2, giving North Carolina a 2-1 advantage. Cunha, who lost in a tight match to No. 27 Jose Hernandez during the regular season, easily routed him 6-2, 6-4, and Saba won over Joey Burkhardt 6-1, 6-4. Mengel and Tahir were the last two on the court. With Tahir pushing his opponent to a third set, Mengel sealed the victory for Duke with a solid 7-5, 6-4 win over No. 81 Boyajian, to whom he had lost nine days earlier. “It was a heartbreaker last time,” Mengel said of Duke’s regular season loss to the Tar Heels. “Personally I took a lot of responsibility for that. It came down to me and I got a little unlucky and cramped. But I made sure today that I was really focused and it was a different match.”

meetings—including the 2011 ACC championship and NCAA semifinals. Duke took just six seconds to score, as Costabile netted a goal off the opening face-off. A pair of goals from All-ACC Terrapins Joe Cummings and John Haus— Blue Devil freshman Will Haus’ brother—put Maryland up 2-1, but a tally from Walsh in the final minute of the period knotted the score at two. Assisted by sophomore All-ACC selection Jordan Wolf, Dionne kicked off the second-quarter by scoring on an extra-man opportunity. The Terrapins responded with a man-up goal of their own just 40 seconds later, when junior Mike Chanenchuk fired an outside shot past Wigrizer to even the score at three. In the final two seconds of the period, Dionne scored his second goal of the day. In a swarm of Maryland defenders, he scooped up a

ground ball and scored with his back to the net to send the Blue Devils into the locker room with a 4-3 advantage. Senior Justin Turri put Duke up 5-3 with an unassisted goal 1:27 into the second half. Less than four minutes later, Chanenchuk cut the Blue Devils’ lead to one with a goal, and both teams went scoreless for the final 10:09 of the period. Maryland won the fourth-quarter opening faceoff, but Costabile caused a turnover and dished the ball to Dionne, who completed his hat trick and pushed the Blue Devils’ lead back to two. With 2:09 remaining in regulation, Cummings ended the Terrapins’ 23-minute scoring drought to make it a one-goal game again, but Wigrizer came up with two saves in the final 19 seconds of the matchup, denying Maryland the opportunity to send the game into overtime. “Each week [Wigrizer] has been getting progressively better,” Blue Devil head coach John Danowski said. “Dan has grown tremendously. Every season has its ups and downs, but tough individuals will learn from their mistakes and push forward and grow, and Danny has done that.”

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W. LACROSSE from page 2 senior goaltender Mollie Mackler making crucial saves to preserve the Blue Devils’ 1-0 lead. “We had had seven shots, and we hadn’t put one away,” Reese said. “We knew that was something that would definitely give Duke’s defense confidence.” The Terrapins came out of the timeout revitalized and were able to draw even when Schwarzmann beat Mackler with 7:31 remaining in the first half. Then, by controlling possession, the Terrapins firmly seized control of the game, going into the locker room with a 4-1 lead. Maryland did not waste time to pad its lead as Johnson and Aust both scored within the first three minutes of the second half. Duke’s Trimble responded, scoring her team’s first goal in over 31 minutes. Her goal reduced the Blue Devils’ deficit to 6-2 with just over 27 minutes remaining in the game, but there would be no Duke run in store. The Terrapins continued to attack, often scoring on one-timers, and added five more goals within the next six minutes to put the game completely out of reach. “In the first half we did a good job of mitigating those cutters and in the second

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half we really struggled with them,” Kimel said. “I felt like some of it was that we gave them momentum out of the midfield and therefore we weren’t as organized as we were in the first half. You can’t play that way against Maryland. They can score too many goals too quickly.” The Blue Devils and Terrapins split the game’s final two goals as Maryland held Duke scoreless for the final 16:58 of the contest. The Terrapin defense was stifling throughout, led by senior goaltender Brittany Dipper, who recorded nine saves on Duke’s 13 shots. Dipper’s three goals allowed tied an ACC tournament record. The second-seeded Blue Devils received a first-round bye and entered Saturday’s contest without having played a game in 10 days, though Maryland opened ACC tournament play Friday against Virginia Tech. While the additional rest for the tournament’s top seeds can be a benefit, too much time off can contribute to additional rust on game day. Kimel, however, contended that the time off did not affect the Blue Devils’ play. “We had the best week of practice and preparation for this game that we’ve had all year,” Kimel said. “Our gameplan did not translate well mentally onto the field. You want the kids to stay focused and believe.”

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Mollie Mackler helped hold Maryland scoreless until the Terrapins exploded late in the first half.

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Kat Thomas scored one of the Blue Devils’ three goals against Maryland in Saturday’s ACC semifinal.

BASEBALL from page 6 baseman Keith Werman. Virginia chipped away at the Blue Devil lead with a run in both the fifth and sixth innings, but the Duke lineup tacked on two runs of its own before David Putnam closed out the game with a strikeout of Jared King—who went 0-for5 with five strikeouts—for his fifth save of the season. The first game Saturday, though, King hit three doubles and knocked in two runs as Virginia won 12-3. The Blue Devils jumped out to an early 3-1 lead due to RBI-doubles from La Bruna and David Perkins in the second and a leadoff triple from Will Piwnica-Worms— who came around to score on a Rosenfeld RBI-single—in the third inning. Three Duke errors in the fifth and sixth gave the Cavalier batters too many chances, though, and Virginia put the game out of reach with a three-run fifth and six-run sixth. Six of the eight runs were unearned. “We didn’t defend at all,” McNally said. “We’ve defended at a pretty high mark all year, and defense has been a

trademark of this program. So [the three errors] were really frustrating.” Robert Huber took the rubber for the second game of the doubleheader—rescheduled from Sunday to avoid expected inclement weather—but gave up nine earned runs over 5.1 innings as Virginia cruised to a 10-3 win. Huber issued six walks and failed to record a strikeout. Cavalier third baseman Stephen Bruno—who went 5-for-6 in the early game— continued his hot streak by homering in the opening frame. Duke responded, as Rosenfeld doubled to lead off the second and eventually came around to tie the game. Virginia again broke the game open in the fifth and sixth innings, however, scoring three and five runs, respectively, to make it 10-2. If not for Piwnica-Worms the score may have been more lopsided—the senior center fielder ended the fifth inning on an “unbelievable” diving catch at the warning track, McNally said. “We’ve been incredibly spoiled having Will out there for four years,” McNally said. “It was great to see Will being Will. He has been unbelievable captain, and a great leader. When he moves on we’ll probably miss him even more than we realize.”

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Feminism campaign must dig deeper Despite significant improve- versial beliefs associated with ments in gender equality, the feminism, the campaign dispels fight for equal status for women myths and challenges preconremains incomplete. Asserting ceived notions about the term. the continued relevance of femi- In its attempt to destigmatize nism, the “Who Needs Femi- the language of feminism, the nism” campaign poster series editorial combats the unarms students deserved stigma with a word and associated with the feminist label a label that may allow them to and facilitates serious conversa- identify more closely with gentions about securing and defend- der issues and change their being the rights of women. haviors in constructive ways. In many circles, at Duke Although the campaign has and elsewhere, feminism has succeeded in facilitating discusbecome a dirty word, conjuring sion, a project of this sort could up images of Amazonian bra have engaged students on a burners or worse. Even those deeper intellectual level. The who agree that women deserve campaign encourages students greater social status, better le- to think about feminism, but gal protections and superior in its attempt to include a wide academic and professional op- range of ideas, the poster series portunities recoil from the sacrifices definitional continufeminist epithet. By presenting ity. The statement “I need femithe varied and often uncontro- nism because...” presupposes a

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definition of feminism without actually providing one. When surveying the various posters, it remains unclear whether the disparate statements about the necessity of feminism correspond to a common interpretation of the term. In the absence of a concrete definition, people cannot position their particular beliefs about gender issues in relation to the word “feminism” and may end up talking past each other or, as evidenced by unsavory retorts tacked onto several posters, dismiss the campaign entirely. Definitions of feminism exist, and, if the campaign were to offer one interpretation, it would provide students with an unchanging idea about which to debate and may foster more productive dialogue. Additionally, we feel that

the project could have encouraged a stronger emotional response and deeper reflection. Presenting relatively uncontroversial reasons to accept feminism may cause some people to reconsider their bias against the term. However, it does not challenge those individuals least sympathetic to the cause to consider the very serious consequences of persistent sexism and inequality. Projects like the “Breaking Out” campaign, which presents candid statements from Duke students who have survived sexual abuse, elicit a profound emotional reaction. The pictures jar the observer, instill outrage and force deep reflection about the problem. This discomfort is more likely to catalyze a real paradigm shift in Duke student culture. The feminism campaign, despite all

of its successes, lacks a similar intense emotional resonance. It exposes real problems but does not incite students to think critically about the stakes. By sparking conversation and reducing stigma, the campaign has made considerable progress in bringing attention to gender issues on Duke’s campus and throughout the world. However, we believe that identifying a common interpretation of feminism and better illustrating the severity of the problem will allow conversations about gender equality to become deep enough to produce real change. Before we ask the question, “Who needs feminism?” we may want to pose the more basic question, “What is feminism?”—and discuss the consequences of the hatred and inequality it attempts to erase.

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i. I’m Robert Zaleski, and I created The comments bring me down every week. Around my Devil. third column, I read a piece of advice Joan Rivers I’ve never been the guy with the most gave to Louis CK that helped me out: “Don’t let school spirit, but writing this colother people tell you what’s funny. umn finally helped me appreciate Don’t read your reviews—the bad this community. ones hurt too much and the good I spent my very first day at Duke ones make you weak.” From then in the IM gym as PWaves particion, I wrote to entertain myself. pants gathered and met one anI thought I was doing myself a faother nearly three years ago. We vor by choosing to write about how played this icebreaker game called the devil goes to Duke. I would just “All My Friends and Neighbors” to print all those evil things robert zaleski have where 80 freshmen and 20 upDuke students are always doing. monday, monday perclassmen stand in a big circle. No sweat, right? My room borders One person in the center declares the Wannamaker fire lane, so I figsomething about him/herself and everyone who ured I could just sit by my window at night and identifies with that statement has to run across the words of drunk kids getting in and out of cabs the circle to a vacant spot. The center person would provide material for the column. But I might say that they own Crocs or like Avril or quickly found out I was wrong. something. Then the last person who moved but Where was all the racism, homophobia and can’t find a new spot stands in the center and sinning you read about on those posters hung makes the next statement. across campus? As I searched for the evil in Duke When I got stranded in the center, I said what week after week, I discovered through my struggle I thought was a perfectly acceptable, honest state- that this truly is a great place to learn and grow. ment: “I’m Rob, and Duke wasn’t my first choice.” Though some of us can be arrogant or spoiled, Silence.… Nobody moved. One hundred people or have backwards views on gender relations, I started booing at me on my first day. Several people believe the people here are good at their core. pointed and even more snickered. I dropped my There may be a few who seek out opportunities to head and shuffled back to the perimeter of the cir- take advantage of others, but most people at Duke cle. Later that day, at least eight people came up to are just trying to do the right thing every day. me and confessed that Duke wasn’t their first choice That’s even truer for our city. About a month either. “Then why the hell didn’t you move!?” I re- back I was filming a music video in front of the sponded. What had I gotten myself into? bull statue in downtown Durham. I used my MacToday I’m a member of DUI, Pwaves staff and Book to play the song, and then, in one of my finWayne Manor. I enjoy doing stand-up comedy, im- est moments, I forgot to pack it up as I loaded all provising, playing with dogs and dancing. I plan the camera equipment into my car. I came back a on moving to New York after college and becom- half-hour later and my computer was gone. I was ing a TV writer. yelling at the sky and hitting myself on the head Writing this column taught me a lot about when a young man emerged from a restaurant to working with an editor, the power of deadlines, ask me if I’d lost something. The same week that the value of working on a secret project and my I wrote in my column “The infestation” that Durown vulnerable ego. Keeping this thing a secret hamites are dangerous vermin that might rob or was like playing a semester-long game of Werewolf. kill you, a Durham citizen found my unattended On three occasions, my friends discussed Monday, laptop in a public square and waited there to reMonday in front of me, and I did my best to play turn it to its owner. dumb as my heart raced. It made my day each time their comments were neutral or positive, beRobert Zaleski is a Trinity junior. You can watch him cause in the beginning I let the negative Internet rapping about yogurt on DUI’s YouTube channel.

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ey y’all. Hey especially to the girl who is currently selling chocolate-covered strawberries to lazy dormdwellers, who asked if the name on the door and the person with the columns and the person buying the cake pop were the same person (they were), and who likes the columns very much. Thank you. And everyone reading this should support the Magnolia Project, I think it is? Something like that. That was an amazing cake pop. Like, wow. mia lehrer Hey especially to the guy in the but actually cab on the way back from Satis, to the girl selling “socially just” cookies on the plaza, to the alumni who’ve Facebooked, emailed, recommended. To everyone who’s linked something I’ve written, even if it was just to complain that you couldn’t believe someone ACTUALLY THOUGHT that way. Yeah, I couldn’t, either. To every person who has introduced him/herself to me with, “you don’t know me, but.” To the Facebook stalkers and the Vondy regulars. To the dude at HuffPo who wanted me to write when I was anonymous but never got back to me when I was named. I know that sounds bitter, but it’s not. I’m honored just to have been read and noticed. Thank you all so much. I’m a writer, everyone! Everyone, that’s me! Only my face isn’t that fat in person, really, I swear. (I hope.) If this is supposed to be a senior column, I suppose we’re all prepared for some contemplation of navels. I don’t have much of an oeuvre to look back on, but what I have is quite varied, I suppose. There’s a big difference between anonymously playing someone who is ill-informed and having to suddenly be myself but, well, actually informed. When I was writing as CGC, I had to pretend to know as little as possible, to keep the tone real. But now, trying to have actual opinions, I have to know even more than I pretend to, and that’s scary. The world is full of scary s**t. Andrew Lohse told stories about wading pools full of s**t to that Rolling Stone reporter (didn’t Hermione Granger out her as a secret animagus and put her in a jar after that “article” she wrote about Duke? I’m confused), but we’re in a whole world of it. It’s everywhere. A person walks into a news outlet—and gets covered in s**t. I don’t like it. That’s why I’ve kept this light, here. I don’t want to acknowledge the world beyond leggings and Facebook and drunken bus encounters. The recent bravery of anonymous guest columnists and Develle Dish writers has shown us that even that world is scary enough. It’s gotten to the point where I can’t read my Facebook newsfeed. I hurt so much for these women. I hurt for my friends who’ve told me similar stories. Maybe I hurt for myself. Maybe one of those women is me. You don’t know. You can’t tell, looking, not about anyone. This column is called “having a sense of humor” because I approached column-ing with the idea that I could attack important issues with a smile. And in some sense, it’s true. If you start up angry about something, the other party just gets angry back, and no one is listening to anyone. It’s like watching a Yorkshire terrier pick a fight with a goose. Everyone makes a lot of noise and no one wins. Internet arguments are like that. What you have to do is duck in with a joke. Make someone laugh, lower their defenses. Then say what you’re going to say. Which works fine for frat-party invites and Internet activism. Those are humorous in and of themselves. But what about the things I just can’t crack a joke about? I refuse to buy into the idea that you’re not really funny unless you can make everything funny. I hate political correctness, yes, but there are two kinds: There is the political correctness that frowns upon certain jokes, but there is also the political correctness that frowns upon explaining why the joke is frowned upon. Why do we hate PC? Because it obscures the truth. But if the truth is something you can’t talk about without being overly sensitive, then where are we? (An aside: Since I waged a small, moderately successful war on campus PC, people think I’m naturally in love with racist jokes. I’m sorry, but I just don’t find them funny. I never have. There’s no originality in them, and they’re still too true to be ironic. Besides, well, here. Q: What do you call a fat old Mexican who’s hard of hearing? A: My grandfather. Comedian, know thy audience.) I’m not sure where I stand on changing the world through humor, right now. I’m not sure how much getting people to talk about it really helps. I hope it does. I’m certainly going to keep trying (in between irredeemably dry papers on igneous rocks). For now, thank you all so much for reading. You’re the best audience a girl could ask for. And my face really isn’t that fat in person. Really. Mia Lehrer is a Trinity senior. This is her final column of the semester.

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ver the past two weeks, the war on women has developed a new focus: motherhood. I guess I should be happy that women aren’t being discussed as inanimate bodies with child-bearing capabilities anymore, but I can’t get over Ann Romney’s equation of her own experiences of motherhood with those of working women experiencing economic hardship. Before I get attacked for exemplifying the typical anti-family, secularist, liberal Left, I have to make one thing clear: I do not wish to undervalue the work of mothers across the world in any way. I just find it difficult to believe that Ann Romney, who went to private school, got a degree from Brigham Young University and took classes at Harvard Extension School, can fully empathize with an unemployed mother on welfare. Somehow, I think there has to be some disconnect. The “marriage and children” section of Ann Romney’s Wikipedia page is almost like a storybook. After Mitt returned from Mormon missionary duty in France, Ann, then a sophomore at Brigham Young, married her childhood sweetheart in a civil ceremony at her childhood home in Bloomfield, Michigan. As a stay at home mother, she raised her five sons and led an early-morning seminary group. Aside from her brave struggle with multiple sclerosis, her “equestrianism” and “charitable work,” before her time as the First Lady of Massachusetts, outline a life filled with the loving work of a high-society mother. Hilary Rosen’s biography on The Huffington Post is an entirely different ball game. There is very little mention of her childhood, her family life or charitable aspirations. She is a Managing Director of the Public Affairs and Communications Practice of SKDKnickerbocker; she is “a veteran of Washington and Capitol Hill.” Only at the very end of the biography is there any mention of the topics that dominate Ann Romney’s biography: “She is a graduate of George Washington University and lives in Washington, D.C. with her family.” Where Ann Romney is the moral supermom of high society, Hilary Rosen is the secular, liberal, anti-family Democrat. I’m sure Rush Limbaugh would have something to say about how Hilary paid for her birth control. But the question remains: Was Hilary Rosen’s argument that Ann Romney “never worked a day in her life” and “never really dealt with the kinds of economic issues that a majority of women in this country are facing” warranted? Well, the nerd in me would want to analyze exactly what Rosen meant by “work,” and if her understanding of the term was a product

EDITOR’S NOTE Last Friday, The Chronicle ran an anonymous column about sexual misconduct titled “Just one in four.” The column made an incorrect correlation from a quote Vice President for Student Affairs Larry Moneta said in a November 2011 Duke news release. In that release, Moneta said, “I was skeptical at first; I thought it might dis-empower the victim.... But we think we’re uncovering more victims because of it. I’m now convinced we’ve exposed the problem and empowered the victim. Once it’s reported, it’s still in the victim’s control, but it has at least a shined light on it.”

of the predominately male-bread-winner society that she lives in. But I won’t bore you with the details. Society’s general tendency to undervalue women’s work is more at issue than Rosen’s comment. Is the Republican Party, in denouncing Rosen’s failure to recognize Ann Romney’s career as a mother as legitimate “work,” introducing a measure to pay women their work as wives and joline doedens for mothers? Of course not! wait a minute That would much too socialist… and maybe even communist (I’m sure that if we asked Allen West, he could point us to at least 78 covert communists in the Democratic Party). But just because Hilary Rosen is a working woman who may have chosen her words poorly, that doesn’t mean that she can epitomize or speak for the 74.9 percent of unmarried mothers and 69.7 percent of married mothers in the labor force as of March 2010. Given her political, social and economic situation, it seems strange that Rosen should pretend to speak for the 42.2 percent of single-mother families living in poverty. Rosen may find it strange that Romney learns what workingwomen think is important from his wife, but Rosen can hardly count herself an expert on the concerns of a typical working mother. So what does this mean? It almost seems as though the voice of the emblematic working mother can’t be heard in politics. It seems as though we have difficulty finding a middle ground between the high-society, stay-at-home mom work of Ann Romney and the lobbyist public work of Hilary Rosen. Can’t we say that both women labor? I would agree with Rosen’s call to “declare peace in this phony war and go back to focus on the substance,” not because I wish to undervalue the work of motherhood, but because I don’t think either party will attempt to redefine motherhood in this election. At the same time, I hope that this return to “substance” doesn’t mean that women will lose the political power they’ve gained over the course of this election cycle. Whether it’s debates about motherhood, birth control, abortion or even the occasional realization that women have been able to vote for several years now, politicians are starting to work for women. Who knows… maybe change is possible. Joline Doedens is a Trinity senior. This is her final column of the semester.

This column said that Moneta spoke in response to the new policy—which reduced the reporting period for sexual misconduct from two years to one year after the incident occurs—while Moneta was in fact speaking about a Duke policy that was instated several years ago, which notes that if a student tells an employee about a sexual assault, the employee may not treat the conversation as confidential. This error was not caught in the fact-checking process and is not acceptable by Chronicle standards. The Chronicle deeply regrets this oversight and error, and apologizes to Dr. Moneta and to its readers.


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Referring to Sayles as a consummate storyteller, Chameides highlighted four key aspects in his work that have elicited ethical questions regarding the environment—characters, idea, conflict and emotion. Playing clips of Sayles’ films to the audience, Chameides showed the unique role the environment has in driving Sayles’ stories forward, such as the emotionally imbued beach in “Sunshine State.” In this film, Sayles relays the emotional attachment people have to their environment and their willingness to protect it. The award ceremony began with bluegrass music performed by the Jon Shain Trio who wrote an original song for the event, “Luckier Than Most.” The student Latin dance group, Sabrosura, performed as well to honor the Latin American focus in many of Sayles’ films. Ariel Dorfman, Walter Hines Page professor of literature and Latin American studies and a Chilean-American writer, discussed the history of the award and its unique quality of honoring the way the natural world and humanities interact. “It’s not enough for an artist to applicate to the environment or for an environmentalist to have worked as an artist,” Dorfman said. “The award is given to an artist whose work has lifted the human spirit and has conveyed our profound spiritual and material connection to the earth, thereby inspiring others to help forward a more sustainable future for all.” After receiving his award, Sayles read a portion of his new novel “A Moment in the Sun,” noting that he hopes his book will prompt his readers to question authority. He said his aim is to inspire others to continue questioning what they have read until they get to the real version of the story. “The next thing after questioning is to say, ‘even if this is true, is this right?’” Sayles said. “You may have an abstract moral equation... but very rarely do we stop to ask that question.”

they screen people. You now have to have a college degree to apply for a wide range of jobs that don’t require education.” The availability of cheaper degrees may affect how traditional universities weigh broad, liberal arts educations within the context of competitive job markets, said panelist and Dean of Arts and Sciences Laurie Patton. “The Duke mission is... not about employability,” Patton said. “The question is what does it mean to be able to... employ your knowledge in service of society if what you come out with in the end is not necessarily the knowledge that society needs.” Patton also noted that students at uni-

versities like Duke value the experience and relationships their schools offer in addition to job prospects related to their degrees. But Rosen, who is a parent of a Duke undergraduate, said there is an implicit understanding that graduates of prestigious four-year universities will be able to provide for themselves immediately after graduation. “An important part of what we all expect out of Duke is the skills to be successful in the workforce,” he said. Exorbitant costs that many cannot afford and the increasing demand for education has led some institutions to offer alternatives, Leef noted. Recently, officials at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology decided to expand

their offerings of free, online lectures to include certifications for people who can prove that they have mastered course material, Leef said. Other universities are also beginning to offer independently certified badges. “Employers [are going to] figure out that having these badges and certifications tells them much more about an applicant’s qualifications... than do standard bachelor’s degrees,” Leef said. “This is going to change the landscape of higher education dramatically and quickly.” Listening to the panelists discuss the problems of higher education was eyeopening, said event attendee Bill Duncan. “It was stimulating conversation, and they had people who were really in the know and didn’t all agree with each other,” Duncan said.

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