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Crime outlook Lemurs considered Duke’s Stroman critically endangered suspended from improves in MLB for drug use the Bull City from Staff Reports by Ellie Bullard
Marcus Stroman’s first season as a professional baseball player has come to a close after the former Blue Devil was suspended for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. “Stroman has been suspended for 50 games without pay after testing positive for methylhexaneamine,” a press release from MLB announced. Methylhexaneamine is a known stimulant. Marcus Stroman Stroman made history June 4, 2012 when the Toronto Blue Jays selected him with the 22nd overall selection of the first round in the MLB First-Year Player Draft. Stroman was the first Blue Devil pitcher ever selected in the first round. Although Stroman could not be reached for comment, he released a statement through the Blue Jays. “Despite taking precautions to avoid violating the Minor League testing program, I unknowingly ingested a banned stimulant that was in an over-thecounter supplement,” Stroman said. “Nonetheless, I accept full responsibility and I want to apologize to the Toronto Blue Jays organization, my family, my teammates and the Blue Jays fans everywhere. I look forward to putting this behind me and rejoining my teammates.”
Cooperation with a variety of community groups led to a reduction in Bull City crime, Durham Police Chief Jose Lopez said in an interview yesterday. But the numbers for the first half of 2012 did show a decline across all categories of crime. According to the Durham Police Department’s quarterly report to City Council, overall, violent and property crime decreased by 5 percent in the first six months of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011. Homicide, robbery and burglary decreased significantly—by 35 percent, 14 percent and 12 percent respectively. A 29 percent increase in rape and a 22 percent increase in vehicle theft offset these drops. The report fits in with a trend of decreasing crime during the past ten years, Lopez said. During that time, DPD has been working to bolster community trust and relationships. “All in all, I have to believe that a lot of our preventative efforts are really comIn the first half of 2012, ing to focus now,” Lopez said. “Quite frankly, we cannot be homicide decreased successful without the cooperation of the community.” In the first half of 2012, DPD worked but rape increased closely with churh congregations of all denominations and community groups like Partners Against Crime and Project Safe Neighborhoods to reach large numbers of Durham citizens. Chief Lopez noted that DPD collaborates heavily with the Duke University Police Department and other university police departments, saying that the relationship is “almost seamless.” DUPD Chief John Dailey similarly applauded the cooperation between the Duke and Durham police departments. “The two departments coordinate frequently and have a very positive working relationship,” Dailey said. “Long-term reduction is best achieved with a holistic approach.” Increased trust between the DPD and the community leads to more crime reporting, which may explain the increased reported incidents of rape and other crimes, Lopez added. “The reporting of rape has increased, and a lot of these rapes that we get actually occurred a while back. It’s just that now they’ve decided to come forward,” he said. “It takes a while for
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Many species of lemurs, like this ring-tailed lemur pictured at the Duke Lemur Center, are now considered “critically endangered.” by Lincoln Richards THE CHRONICLE
Madagascar is home to the only wild lemurs on earth, but it might not be for long. Due to increased hunting and deforestation in Madagascar, the world’s lemur population is more threatened than ever before. The Duke Lemur Center, which hosts the world’s highest number of lemurs outside of Madagascar, is increasing its efforts to protect lemur species and habitat because if conditions do not change, lemurs could be extinct by 2050, conservation coordi-
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nator Charles Welch said. “We need to protect the forest for the lemurs to live in,” Welch said. “We do that in a lot of different ways, from environmental education to reforestation, conservation research and fish farming.” At a meeting in July to update the status of lemurs on the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red-List, which compiles conservation statuses for endangered animals, the number of lemur species listed as critically endangered rose from eight to 23,
The University is initiating a policy that will protect non-student minors from inappropriate interactions with staff while participating in Duke programs. Recent tragic events concerning minors at other institutions—such as the Pennsylvania State University incident involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sanduski—expedited the need for such a policy. But administrators began discussing the policies before then, Vice President for Administration Kyle Cavanaugh said. The policy, effective Sept. 1, requires
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Former innovation leader Breast milk protects stays involved with Duke digestive systems by Maggie Spini THE CHRONICLE
Former innovation and entrepreneurship leader Kimberly Jenkins has her eyes set on the west coast. Jenkins, who resigned as adviser to the president and provost for innovation and entrepreneurship in July, will now lead the Duke in Silicon Valley, a four-week global education program that will open its doors summer 2013. As head of the program, she hopes to help bridge two of the nation’s biggest tech areas, the Research Triangle Park and the Northern California business and entrepreneurial hub. Establishing Duke in Silicon Valley was one of Jenkins’ priorities while serving as advisor for innovation and entrepreneurship. Formerly a University trustee, Jenkins said she agreed to lead the University’s entrepreneurial initiative with the intention that she would launch efforts and then find someone else to take over. Robert Calderbank, dean of the natural sciences at Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, will serve as interim adviser. “She left a very strong blueprint in the form of a strategic plan,” said Tom Katsouleas, dean of the Pratt School of Enginering, who worked with Jenkins to provide entrepreneurship opportunities for students. “We’ll continue with the roadmap she laid out and move out, but we knew from the beginning that she took the professional adviser role with a limited time frame in
Duke’s campus, not just individuals traditionally interested in entrepreneurship like engineering and computer science students, said Emma Rasiel, director of the Financial Education Partnership and assistant professor of the practice in economics. Rasiel will serve as the academic director of the program. The program will also strengthen Duke’s west coast presence and will be closely tied to the area’s large alumni base, Jenkins said. Classes will be taught in Cupertino, Calif. on Apple’s campus, a company now spearheaded by Tim SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE Cook, Fuqua ’88. “It is the number one place Former Duke innovation leader Kimberly Jenkins will stay involved with various in the U.S. for entrepreneurship,” Jenkins said. “Our stuDuke entrepreneurship projects. dents said that while many mind.” would eventually like to come In addition to leading the back to the Research Triangle global education program, Park area, they want to spend Jenkins will also work at a Sili- some time in Silicon Valley to con Valley startup but has yet learn from the Mark Zuckerto choose which one, she said. bergs of entrepreneurship.” She will still reside primarily Although Jenkins’ focus will in Chapel Hill. During her two now be more singular, the iniyear term as the face of the tiative she began locally still University’s entrepreneurial has plenty of room to grow, campaigns, Jenkins said she she said. As the University’s developed a belief that Duke entrepreneurial leader, Jencould have a unique ability kins helped to establish the to mold entrepreneurs from selective living group InCube, every discipline—the Duke in oversaw the implementation of Silicon Valley program is de- several internship and incubasigned on that tenet. tor programs and worked with The program, which will alumni to keep them engaged teach the “nuts and bolts” of with the University and willing starting a company, will not to mentor the next generahave prerequisites. Adminis- tion of entrepreneurs. Jenkins trators hope that it will be an also led the initiative when it interdisciplinary offering that will appeal to students across SEE JENKINS ON PAGE 12
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There is now one more reason to breast-feed, according to a recent study. Researchers at the Duke University Medical Center showed that breast milk promotes protective bacterial growth in infants’ digestive systems. The study, which was published in the August issue of the journal Current Nutrition & Food Science, compared the effects of infant formula, cow’s milk and breast milk on E. Coli growth. Whereas bacteria grown in the infant formula and cow’s milk did not form a protective barrier, the bacteria incubated in the breast milk stuck together to form biofilms that protect against illnesses and infection. “The motivation behind this study is to help people understand that there is a big difference between infant formula and breast milk,” said William Parker, associate professor of surgery at Duke and senior author of the study. “If you can just mix bacteria in a test tube and see a fundamental difference, it is a telling sign.” Although additional benefits have not yet been discovered, biofilms have been shown to promote the creation of a barrier for pathogens. A number of earlier studies have shown that biofilm may also play a role in metabolic function, Parker said. According to the study, researchers attained the breast milk from anonymous donors via the Duke University Medical Center Pediatric Intensive
Care Unit, and infant formula samples came from three brands—Enfamil, Gerber and Similac. The researchers also grew bacteria in purified samples of secretory immunoglobulin, an antibody found in breast milk that helps foster infants’ immune systems. The bacteria in SIgA produced mixed results, indicating that the antibody is not the sole factor in biofilm formation. Ryan Lee, a sophomore at Harvard University and co-author of the study, said that the results of the research are important to the future of childhood nutrition. “A lot of companies base their infant formulas on bovine milk, but it is different from breast milk,” Lee said. “I think a lot of companies will try to incorporate this ability to aggregate bacteria in their future formulas.” The next step forward is to attempt to determine which molecules are involved in the formation of biofilms in breast milk. This research is essential to developing a more effective infant formula. For mothers who cannot breast-feed or do not have access to a milk bank, the next best alternative is to create a more effective infant formula, Parker noted. “It’s important to find out what molecules are involved,” Parker said. “There is some data that we have on the SIgA antibody, but there must be something else in the breast milk that is causing the bacteria to form the biofilms.”
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Republicans officially Paul supporters react to Romney nomination nominate Romney by Aaron Blake and David Fahrenthold THE WASHINGTON POST
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TAMPA â€” Mitt Romney became the Republican nominee for president on Tuesday, passing the required threshold of 1,144 delegates in a roll-call vote at his partyâ€™s national convention. Romneyâ€™s nominationâ€”long assured after he triumphed in a bitter and expensive primary fightâ€”became official at 5:40 p.m., with 50 votes from New Jersey. Later, delegates also nominated Romneyâ€™s running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan for vice president. â€œMitt! Mitt! Mitt!â€? the convention crowd chanted when Romney at last clinched the nod. The final tally was 2,061 delegates for Romney and 202 split among other candidates. After Wyoming cast the last votes, the conventionâ€™s house band broke into a version of the Isley Brothersâ€™ 1959 hit, â€œShout.â€? But the happy choreography of the roll-call came on a day of headaches for GOP bosses. Supporters of Rep. Ron Paul booed and chanted in protest as the party adopted rules that blunted the tactics Paul had used to amass delegates. When those rules were put to the convention for a vote, Paul supporters yelled â€œNo.â€? They shouted down one speaker and forced GOP Chairman Reince Priebus to wield his gavel and demand order.
â€œThe ayes didnâ€™t have it!â€? said Jon Burrows, a delegate from Texas, after one of the votes. â€œTheyâ€™re just railroading this thing through.â€? On Tuesday night, with the major networks tuning in, the GOP was planning to return to its script. One headline speaker, Romneyâ€™s wife, Ann, was expected to build her husband up. The other, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, would play the complementary role and tear President Barack Obama down with criticism of his record. Ann Romney was expected to deliver a speech that described her marriage as â€œnot a storybookâ€? but a real union that has thrived through hard times. She will mention her battles with multiple sclerosis and breast cancer. â€œI read somewhere that Mitt and I have a â€˜storybook marriage,â€™â€? she planned to say, according to an excerpt released by Romneyâ€™s campaign. â€œWell, in the storybooks I read, there were never long, long, rainy winter afternoons in a house with five boys screaming at once. And those storybooks never seemed to have chapters called [Multiple Sclerosis] or breast cancer.â€? Tuesdayâ€™s session, the first full day of the storm-delayed convention, began at 2:00 p.m. Even before then, there were signs of an unmended rift between Romneyâ€™s supporters and the minority of delegates supporting Paul. SEE ROMNEY ON PAGE 6
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TAMPA â€” The convention convened, finally, at 2:00 p.m., with the prayers, a gush of procedural pronouncements, the first pounding numbers by G.E. Smithâ€™s rock band and, at last, the requisite appearance of delegates in silly hats. The Texans wore white cowboy hats, while the West Virginians wore hard hats saying â€œCoal keeps the lights on,â€? and the Kansans dressed like characters from â€œThe Wizard of Oz.â€? One guy from Wisconsin wore a cheesehead. Republican delegates have no desire to
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blend into a crowdâ€”sartorially or ideologically. Glinda the Good Witch was actually Helen Vanetta, 57, a Topeka doctor who serves on the rules committee, which had been in tense talks with supporters of Ron Paul and other grassroots activists. This was the big issue of the day Tuesday, the new rules that would give party elites more power over delegate selection. No problem, Vanetta reported: Itâ€™s been worked out. The Paul camp would be satisfied, she said. Wrong. â€œPoint of order! Point of order!â€? the Paulites shouted in a fruitless protest as party bosses pushed through the adoption of the rules. Political conventions in the modern era are group-hug spectacles, particularly on television. There is one main purpose, which is the canonization of the presidential and vice-presidential candidates. But conventions are rowdier down on the floor, in the corridors, in the hotel bars. The Republicans collectively are far more conservative these daysâ€”moderates are a mere rumorâ€”but the GOP is hardly homogeneous. Party elites find themselves in charge of an unruly and unpredictable coalition, one that only gradually came around to picking Mitt Romney as its nominee after flirtations with various folks named Cain, Trump,
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LEMURS from page 1 endangered species increased from 18 to 52 and vulnerable species bumped up from 14 to 19. This update makes lemurs the most threatened mammals in the world, based on Red-List status. Of the 19 lemur species at the Center, four are labeled critically endangered, six are endangered and three are considered vulnerable. The DLC provides a sanctuary for lemurs in Durham, but also works in the field in northern Madagascar to protect lemurs. Welch himself has been working on lemur conservation for over 20 years, 15 of which he spent living in Madagascar. Deforestation poses one of the gravest threats to lemurs in the wild. Due to expanding population and proliferation of slash and burn farming techniques, only about 10 percent of the country’s natural rainforests remain, Welch said. Although deforestation is illegal inside national parks and reserves, the political situation in Madagascar makes it difficult to enforce these laws. “The country is three years into a transition government that took transition by force and a lot of the aid has been pulled out of the country,” Welch said. “Any time there isn’t stability in the government, there isn’t really stability anywhere else.” The loss of habitat also creates physical limitations for lemur species that are trying to breed. “Part of the problem is now the forests are becoming so fragmented, you have these island populations of lemurs and you don’t have this flow between the fragments, and it’s really a dead end,” Welch said. He added that forest fragmentation forces species to inbreed, which hurts their chances of survival. One focus of the DLC is the healthy breeding of lemur species, research manager Erin Ehmke said. The hope is to keep lemur species’ genetic lineages healthy so that the lemurs can be reintroduced to Madagascar if the environmental situation there stabilizes. The DLC and other conservancy groups have raised awareness about the lemurs’ plights, Welch said. The DLC also works to educate the people of Madagascar on the importance of protecting lemurs.
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“An [increasing] problem in the past [has] been subsistence hunting— people who live on the edge of the forest who hunt and set traps for lemurs and eat them themselves,” Welch said. “Now there is more hunting on a larger scale than there was in the past and a lot of that is linked into the illegal traffic and cutting of wood.” One of the DLC projects in Madagascar addresses the problem of lemur hunting through fish farming, to provide protein choices other than lemur meat. The Center also works to inspire care for lemurs among the youth of Madagascar. “It’s important that we do environ-
mental education with kids, you can see how their minds open up and understand in different ways, but it takes time to get that impact up the road,” Welch said. At the DLC, within miles of Duke’s campus, researchers work to alleviate the lemurs’ plight. The research is vital to helping the lemur population because the more scientists and activists know about the creatures, the better equipped they are to help them. The DLC scientists perform only noninvasive research, so that the lemurs are not harmed in the process. Recent research conducted at the DLC indicates that lemurs are risk averse. When given the choice of doing
one action for an assured two pieces of fruit or doing a second action, where they are unsure whether they will receive 10 or zero pieces of fruit, the lemurs will almost always choose the activity where they are assured of a reward. Other research has demonstrated lemurs are highly cognitive mammals. In some experiments, they manipulate computer touchscreens to solve tasks. In fact, the lemurs get excited when they realize they are going to be given tests. “When they see that computer cart rolling down the hall they get excited because they know they’re about to take on a task and do something challenging,” Ehmke said.
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any program involving minors to meet certain criteria, including required criminal background checks and training for all program staff, Cavanaugh said. Duke has stated that it annually hosts between 8,000 and 9,000 minors in athletic camps, academic programs and other learning opportunities. The new policy does not apply to enrolled Duke students who are under the age of 18 or minors who are employed or serve as interns in laboratories under the direction of a faculty member. “[The policy] has been in the works for a while—part of an evolution of regulatory good practice... and risk-management,” said Steve Nowicki, dean and vice provost of undergraduate education. “The Penn State case brought this into focus.” Cavanaugh said it was coincidental that the new policy was announced soon after certain “high-profile” events. Representatives from multiple University programs were consulted during the formulation of the new policy, he added. The policy requires that Duke program hosting minors be registered with Duke’s Corporate Risk Management office by Sept. 1. Additionally, the policy states that each program employee must take part in a criminal background check and complete a special training about how to recognize and prevent abuse. University officials have begun to collaborate with some of the affected programs—like the Duke Talent Identification Program—to implement the policies. Brian Cooper, director of educational innovation and outreach for TIP, said there were no significant operational changes to protect minors enrolled in TIP, adding that the program already conducts annual back-
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ground checks on their employees. He noted, however, that program administrators will monitor the compliance and completion of the required training in a more formalized way than in previous years. “What’s different about [this new policy] is that the University has made a concerted effort to bring people from across [campus] like programs such as TIP with various administrators to develop and consolidate a comprehensive policy,” he said. The new policy ensures that everyone has a responsibility for safeguarding minors, Cavanaugh noted, adding that the policy clarifies what is expected if someone were to learn of an inappropriate incident and how to report it. “The requirement is basic—if you see something, say something,” he added. University officials are currently working on a policy solely focused on minors working in laboratories and anticipate its completion sometime in the Fall, Cavanaugh said. The University currently does not require faculty members to go through criminal background checks, Provost Peter Lange noted. He said this is typical of Duke’s peer institutions. “It’s unlikely to hire a faculty member a job at Duke without everybody knowing he or she is,” Nowicki said. “The probability of getting a faculty member who has somehow fraudulently represented themselves in elite academia is so low.” Students under 18 and those employed on campus grounds are already protected by policies that apply to the entire student body, Lange said. “In any policy, there are always gray areas. Good policy does its best to encompass where the real issues lie,” Nowicki said. “The University made sure it covered what it needed to cover.”
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CRIME from page 1 them to come forward and we, of course, will investigate it and we will document it.” The DPD launched a special victims unit in January to focus on crimes of a sexual nature. Greater resources dedicated to such crimes may explain the increased number of reported rapes. Students may not be as aware of the changes in Durham crime prevention strategies. Junior and DukeEngage Durham participant Ellen Paddock said that she thought students might not notice the reduction. “I don’t think we are necessarily able to see that decrease because Duke students are so insulated from the Durham community,” Paddock said.
Crime still has a presence for Duke students off-campus. Senior David Watson, for instance, was robbed over the summer in an off-campus house. “Obviously this is just one house in one part of Durham, but we got robbed three times in a month,” Watson said. Watson noted that during at least one incident, the door to their house was not locked. Lopez mentioned that there tend to be more burglaries and larcenies in areas with many students. Sophomore Derek Rhodes, Duke Student Government vice president for Durham and regional affairs, argued that if students do not explore off-campus areas, they might form negative perceptions of Durham. “Students should feel safe in
Durham,” Rhodes said. “Durham has never been a major crime city, but it does get a bad reputation.” Lt. Patrice Andrews stressed the importance of a positive relationship between students and police. “It is very important to us, it is very important to this organization that students feel comfortable reporting crimes to us,” said Andrews. Although freshman Sonia Lee has not yet had the time to explore off-campus areas, she feels comfortable doing so in the future. “Off-campus [crime] doesn’t seem like a serious issue,” Lee said. “I’ve heard if you don’t go alone [off-campus] you’ll be fine—just make sure you’re aware of your surroundings.”
DurhamCrime Crime in Durham Cr Burglary down 12% since 2011 Property crime down 5% in the first 6 months of 2012 Homicide rate down 35% 805 violent crimes this year
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ROMNEYfrom page 3 Paul arrived on the convention floor with a great stir, and his backers and Romney’s shouted at each other. “Let him speak!” Paul’s supporters yelled, referring to the decision to keep Paul away from the convention podium. “Romney!” others chanted back. Paul’s supporters are annoyed with proposed rule changes that might limit their power in the next election cycle. The changes would weaken state-level party conventions, small gatherings where Paul supporters have had more success than in popular votes. Also speaking on Tuesday evening were a presidential also-ran, former senator Rick Santorum. and one of Obama’s past supporters, former Democratic congressman Artur Davis. Davis lost a race for governor, lost his seat in Congress and recently declared himself a Republican. The GOP also used Tuesday to showcase a group of energetic governors who are trying new tactics to shrink state governments. They include Oklahoma’s Mary Fallin, South Carolina’s Nikki Haley, Wisconsin’s Scott Walker, Ohio’s John Kasich and Virginia’s Robert McDonnell. Romney arrived in Tampa on Tuesday and spent most of the day huddled with advisers, working on his speech for Thursday night. One adviser, Stuart Stevens, said Romney plans to speak for about 40 minutes and touch on many of the themes he has discussed since launching his campaign in New Hampshire in June 2011.
“I think the one note that you hear over and over, whether or not you support President Obama or whether or not you support Governor Romney, is disappointment in what’s happened in America,” Stevens said. “So the question is: Do we accept that disappointment, or do we think that we can do better? And that’s really what this race is going to be about.” He said Romney has been thinking about what he wants to say in the speech for many months, taking detailed notes; reading past convention speeches and books on a range of subjects; and consulting widely with political advisers, friends, family members and business leaders. “He keeps a lot of notes, and it’s been a process of putting it together from those notes and thinking about things,” Stevens said. But, he added, “the governor writes his own speeches.” On Tuesday, it wasn’t clear whether Romney’s warm-up acts would be able to command the national spotlight. Other events were intruding: Hurricane Isaac was spinning over Louisiana, bringing uncomfortable memories of a storm response bungled by the last Republican president. Obama gave a brief talk on the storm Tuesday morning from the White House, saying federal emergencymanagement teams were already in Louisiana and nearby states. He urged Gulf Coast residents to listen to evacuation orders or storm warnings. “Now’s not the time to tempt fate. Now’s not the time dismiss official warnings. You need to take this seriously,” Obama said.
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Cutcliffe to visit injured Holliday by Daniel Carp THE CHRONICLE
When Blair Holliday suffered brain trauma after a tragic Jet Ski accident on July 4, it was questionable whether or not the Duke wide receiver would live. Once his condition stabilized, it was questionable whether or not he would walk. Now Holliday is doing both, and with the Blue Devils set to open their 2012 campaign Saturday night against Florida International, head coach David Cutcliffe and members of his coaching staff will fly to Atlanta and visit the wide receiver at the Shepherd Center Wednesday afternoon. Holliday is preparing to move to outpatient care in the near future and will remain in Atlanta for the time being. Cutcliffe beamed with pride as he made the announcement at his weekly press conference Tuesday afternoon, with his first opportunity to visit Holliday since he was transferred to the Shepherd Center after previously being treated at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Trauma Center. As Cutcliffe tried to explain his feelings about seeing Holliday and his excitement about the wide receiver’s progress in rehabilitation, the emotion in the room was palpable. “I’m kind of like a kid at Christmas, I’m so excited [to see Holliday],” Cutcliffe said. “I talk with him on the phone, but I’m really excited about that. He’s worked really hard—really, really hard.” Holliday began walking for the first time since the accident last week and has continued to make progress since suffering his initial brain trauma when his
Lunch with Cut Duke football head coach David Cutcliffe had his first weekly press conference of the season. Duke faces Florida International in its first game of the season Saturday. Some of the highlights: >>“They’re as fast as anybody we’ll play this year.” Cutcliffe was wary of FIU’s speed and experience on both sides of the ball, calling Duke’s matchup with the Golden Panthers “the toughest non-conference opener in the ACC.” >>“There’s no question that this is the best stable of backs that we’ve had since we’ve been here.” Emphasizing the importance of the running game this year, Cutcliffe cited his depth at running back as a major strength the Blue Devils have not had in the past. Juwan Thompson sits first on the depth chart and will lead the way as the season begins, and the team is glad to have redshirt sophomore Josh Snead back in action after an injury-plagued 2011 season. Senior Desmond Scott has moved from running back and will start as the team’s slot receiver, but will still see time and touches in the backfield on occasion. —Daniel Carp
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Blair Holliday’s No. 8 will be on Duke’s football helmets this upcoming season after his boating accident.
Bubas remembers Heyman as a ‘pioneer’ by Andrew Beaton THE CHRONICLE
The day after Vic Bubas became Duke basketball’s head coach in 1959, he hopped aboard a plane to New York City. There he recruited and wooed the man who graduated as Duke’s all-time leading scorer and currently ranks 12th. This man also took the team to its first Final Four. Monday evening, Art Heyman died at the age of 71 in Florida, but in the mind of Bubas, he will forever hold the Vic Bubas legacy of helping catapult the men’s basketball program into relevancy. “He was just a pioneer in our basketball era when we moved onto the national scene,” Bubas, 85, said. “He was an all-around player who helped put us on a little bit of a larger map for the first time.” Heyman initially committed to attend
North Carolina. Then Duke assistant In his senior season, Heyman led Duke coach Fred Schabel began recruiting him to a 27-3 record and earned National Playbefore Bubas’ arrival. But when Bubas vis- er of the Year honors. That season was the ited New York to first in which speak to Heyman Duke reached a and his parents, “I don’t want to make any apol- Final Four, a feat he convinced the school has ogies for the fact that he was the northerner now achieved 15 very intense in his basketball,” times. to take a trip to Durham, which “You can — Vic Bubas, imagine would eventuthe ally become his former men’s basketball coach kind of excitehome. ment that gener“We were ated and he was lucky to have hit it off so well,” Bubas right in the middle of everything,” Bubas said. “I tried to outline for him where I said. “He was just an outstanding player in thought we wanted to go as a team, and so many areas.” I appealed to him to be a pioneer in that Although Heyman is remembered movement.” as an elite scorer and rebounder, Bubas In his three years with the Blue Devils, noted that his passing skills were also outHeyman averaged 25.1 points per game— standing. a tally that ranks first in Duke history—and Beyond his skills, however, Heyman 10.9 rebounds per game. The three-time was known for his fiery attitude, which reAll-American is now one of 13 men’s bas- sulted in a famous brawl between him and ketball players who has his jersey retired at Tar Heel Larry Brown in 1961. Heyman Cameron Indoor Stadium. fouled Brown on a layup, after which the
ach other, pair shoved each resulting in a benchesclearing brawl. nt to make any “I don’t want apologies for the he fact that he se in his baswas very intense ketball,” Bubass said. “But Art was a clean n basketball player. He didn’t idn’t back ything on away from anything the court.” ns between Duke and The tensions North Carolina na existed well before Heyman’s arrival, but by propelling the Blue Devils into the college basketball’s elite, the pressure mounted even further. “When your teams get a little bit better, then those rivalries grow,” Bubas said. “When both teams are elevated to teams that are in the top 10 in the nation, and then being so close to each other geographically, plus all the history, the rivalry gets intense.” After finishing his career at Duke, SEE HEYMAN ON PAGE 8
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boat collided with one driven by teammate Jamison Crowder on Lake Tillery. As the Blue Devils continue to push toward their season-opening game against the Golden Panthers, Holliday is never far from his teammates’ thoughts. Instead of wearing their own numbers on the back of their helmets this season, every member of the Duke football team will wear Holliday’s No. 8 in support of their teammate. “It was tough losing one of your brothers. When we found out that he was pushing along and persevering through it, you get motivated to do better every single day,” redshirt sophomore tackle Takoby Cofield said. “We talk to him every now and then and he’s doing really well. He’s really progressing. It’s a blessing to see that he can keep a smile on his face and that he’s still himself.” Cofield also said that Holliday’s positive recovery from the accident has helped the Blue Devils to bond closer together as they enter a new season. A trust endowment, the Blair Holliday Recovery Trust, has been established to help his family pay the medical bills. “[His recovery has] helped to give us a sense of perseverance,” Cofield said. “Nothing is too hard. Nothing can’t be overcome with the right mindset, and I think that’s what Blair has shown us.” Although Cutcliffe agreed that the accident has bonded the Blue Devils closer together, he does not expect the loss of Holliday to become a rallying point for his team. Moments like these transcend sport, Cutcliffe said. “Blair is more important than just rallying and giving emotion to the game. It’s a serious consequence and a serious circumstance,” Cutcliffe said. “So he’s in their mind all the time. There’s no question. So I couldn’t use the term ‘rally’ because he is always there.”
Marcus Stroman’s first season as a professional baseball player has come to a close after the former Blue Devil was suspended for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. “Stroman has been suspended for 50 games without pay after testing positive for methylhexaneamine,” a press release from MLB announced. Methylhexaneamine is a known stimulant. Stroman made history June 4, 2012 when the Toronto Blue Jays selected him with the 22nd overall selection of the first round in the MLB First-Year Player Draft. Stroman was the first Blue Devil pitcher ever selected in the first round. Although Stroman could not be reached for comment, he released a statement through the Blue Jays. “Despite taking precautions to avoid violating the Minor League testing program, I unknowingly ingested a banned stimulant that was in an over-the-counter supplement,” Stroman said. “Nonetheless, I accept full responsibility and I want to apologize to the Toronto Blue Jays organization, my family, my teammates and the Blue Jays fans everywhere. I look forward to putting this behind me and rejoining my teammates.”
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Marcus Stroman, the first Blue Devil drafted in the MLB Draft’s first round, was suspended under MLB’s drug policy.
HEYMAN from page 7 Heyman was selected No. 1 overall in the NBA Draft by his hometown New York Knicks. He played professional basketball through 1970. In his retirement, Heyman opened a tavern in Manhattan. Periodically, Bubas visited New York to stop by the restaurant and catch up with his former player. Together, the two had the chance to talk about how together they helped build a program that is now regularly among the
best in the country. One recruit led to one Final Four, which has since turned Duke into a beacon of basketball. “That kind of reputation is very important to kids who really want to be good and play against the best competition,” Bubas said. “That’s what you hope for when you’re building a program. I think that’s one of the reasons he came. I know he always told me that he was delighted to be a part of the building of the program to the point that other kids wanted to come and be a part of it.”
Did you know in 1993, Art Heyman was inducted into the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame?
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A new, affordable West Union The new West Union that the cost of food is a maBuilding will be modeled jor consideration for many on the upscale Italian food students when making decicourt Eataly located in New sions about where and what York City. Thus, West Union to eat on campus. While we will no longer house na- support dropping restaurants tional fast food like Chick-Filchains, such as A for health editorial Chick-Fil-A and reasons, there Subway, which will not return is not necessarily something to Duke after this year. wrong with all national fast Although we understand food chains. It seems odd Duke wants to promote a that Johnson has declared lively dining atmosphere and all national fast food chains sit-down community feel, Eat- unwelcome in West Union, aly is a questionable model especially since Au Bon Pain for West Union as it attracts has just opened in the Bryan a decidedly wealthier clien- Center. Healthiness and aftele. The departure of Chick- fordability are the most imFil-A and Subway means that portant considerations when students may have fewer low- selecting new West Union cost dining options available vendors, and it seems unreato them. The Socioeconomic sonable to rule out cheap, Diversity Initiative that was wholesome options simply released last year revealed because they are chains.
Loved Chick-Fil-A. Looks like next year’s going to suck. I bid adieu to both my food points and the nice ladies working at Chick-Fil-A that greeted me every time I went. —“CarlyRaeJepsen” commenting on the story “Chick-Fil-A, Subway to close in May.” See more at www.dukechronicle.com.
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Communication thus far about dining in the new West Union has been insubstantial. We know little about the criteria the administration is using to choose vendors. The administration is currently trying to entice students with attractive, glamorous concepts that recreate an Eataly vibe. However, glamour ought to be a low priority, especially when there are far more pressing concerns such as providing healthful food, low prices and a sense of community. All these goals must be reconciled in the vendor selection process. Duke’s goal, moving forward, should be to minimize the tradeoff between cost and nutrition. Given the absence of Chick-Fil-A and Subway in the new West Union, extra
consideration must be given to affordability, whether through more thoughtful ingredient sourcing or taking a smaller cut of vendor profits. The new West Union dining area will not succeed in fostering an environment where all students feel welcome and comfortable if lowincome students are highly cost-conscious, which the socioeconomic diversity report suggests they currently are. The administration needs to ensure dining basics are taken care of before moving onto trivial aspects of this Eataly-esque dining area such as the cool factor. Furthermore, the administration should communicate clearly to students about its plans, from what exactly constitutes a national fast food
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n Aug. 6, America did something incred- we heed demagogues who profit from discord. ible. We landed a rover on Mars. Rather than striving to bridge the gap between It wasn’t easy. At 1:17 a.m., the Curi- our ideals and our reality, we have split into two osity rover initiated its landing sequence after camps: one group that praises our ideals and igmore than eight months in flight. nores our reality and another that Earth and Mars are approximately emphasizes our reality and derides 154 million miles apart, which our ideals. meant a radio delay of 14 minutes. This cynicism is a cancer. It If something went wrong—a painis more dangerous than any visfully real prospect considering the ible threat because it is killing us rover would be propelled into the from within. In President Carter’s planet’s atmosphere at around words, “The threat is nearly invis13,000 mph, slowed by rockets, air mike shammas ible in ordinary ways. It is a crisis of resistance, and a parachute, and confidence. It is a crisis that strikes fairly unbalanced lowered to the surface via a sky at the very heart and soul and spircrane—NASA wouldn’t know until it of our national will. We can see 1:32 a.m. As engineers congratulated one anoth- this crisis in the growing doubt about the meaner upon hearing of Curiosity’s flawless entry into ing of our own lives and in the loss of a unity of the atmosphere, the good news could have been purpose for our nation.” shattered by catastrophe at any moment. Unless and until this gap in the American Only, it wasn’t. spirit is filled, we will not solve our greatest probDespite the hardship, despite funding amount- lems. We will remain divided, lost, hopeless and ing to no more than 0.5 percent of the federal cynical. We will continue to doubt our position budget, despite all that could have gone wrong as a world leader, and as a result the world will along the way, from a malfunctioning thruster doubt this position as well. The American dream to a hole in the parachute, NASA landed a SUV- and all it offers will remain just that—a dream— sized, unmanned space lab on the surface of a for countless Americans. For the first time in our planet more than 150 million miles away. For a history, the next generation will be worse off than moment the world, distracted from the Olym- the previous one. pics, stood in awe. Americans were reminded of Curiosity’s successful landing offers some what we can do if we only set our minds to it. But hope, and it suggests that we should not be so only for a moment. cynical. A country that can pull off something like Within days, coverage of NASA’s incredible that is capable of solving anything. The audacity achievement dwindled. Harry Reid continued and ingenuity we’ve applied to the red planet can making his absurd, unsupported accusations and should be applied to the blue one. that Romney has not paid taxes for ten years. Yes, a lot is wrong with America, but a lot is The Obama campaign started bashing Paul Ryan right with it, too. By emphasizing the bad we lose the moment of his announcement as Romney’s sight of the good. In the process, we ignore our running mate, and the Republicans fired back common interests and our problems seem unsolvwith just as much vitriol. Negative campaign ads able, our positions hopelessly disparate. We admit flooded August airwaves. Something remarkable defeat before we’ve even tackled a problem. may have occurred on Mars, but here on Earth, We must adopt a different mindset. If we American politics have still been a circus. don’t, the invisible threat will destroy us. Our Indeed, on both sides the presidential elec- cynicism will become a self-fulfilling prophecy for tion is being fueled by the worst elements of hu- the worse, just as our founders’ idealism became man nature: by fear, name-calling and divisive a self-fulfilling prophecy for the better. America rhetoric. This is probably one of the most nega- became great because people believed it could tive elections in our history, and it is being driven become great. The self-defeating mindset that by exactly the opposite set of emotions that sent has gripped so many young people, one where Curiosity to Mars. we reflexively deride everything from our politiThe election’s cynical tone is symptomatic of a cians to our most cherished ideals, could have wider, more serious problem. It suggests that the precisely the opposite effect. mindset that helped us fight Hitler or land a man We could learn more than just rocket science on the moon is fading. We used to feel inspired from NASA’s engineers. by America, but now we feel disenchanted. We used to hope, but now we doubt. And rather Mike Shammas is a Trinity senior. His column runs than listening to leaders who unite us, too often every other Wednesday.
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Be safe.” Those were my final words that we did. No parent or sibling should to my youngest child, Matthew, as I meet their child/sibling in a large, white, hugged and kissed him good-bye corrugated box with their name written when he left to begin the trek back to across the top in magic marker. He was Duke for his senior year. That phrase was brought to us on a fork lift. It is a sight part of our ritual as we said good-bye at that is permanently carved in my memthe start of each and every semester. It ory. felt bittersweet as Matthew headed out; Our family somehow made it through it was the last year that we would have the visitation and funeral, but little did a child in college. Hotel and restaurant we know that the most difficult part was reservations for graduation had been still ahead of us. In fact, we are still strugmade—I made a mental note that when gling with our horrendous loss. It has Matthew graduated in May , I was going not gotten any easier. There are days to walk over to Dr. Brodhead’s office and when it still does not seem real. Losing drop off a note of thanks. I was also go- our Matthew is concrete proof that life ing to write to the governor of North is so very, very unfair. I have not had a Carolina acknowledging our family’s day without a good cry. The facts of fond appreciation of what the crash speak for themhad become our home linda oliver grape selves: The car was being away from home. driven at 70 mph in a 35 guest column When Matthew called mph zone, and the driver’s some 13 hours later to tell blood alcohol level was apus that he had arrived safely in Durham, proximately three times the legal limit. I was relieved and could finally relax. I The person who killed our son has yet to said in passing to my husband and other speak with us or offer an apology. Based son that the next time that Matt would on our talking with scores of college stube driving back to our home in Massa- dents, it is commonplace to get in a car chusetts it would be after graduation and and not ask the driver if they are OK to he would be stuck driving with me. Little drive—people just trust that it is safe for did I ever imagine the tragedy that our them to drive. What happened to the family would face just three and a half designated driver? weeks later, a tragedy that would totally There are so many things that just upend our lives. The past 11 months don’t make sense. Why our son? Yes, have been a horrific nightmare for my he did drink, but he would never drive family. I had never imagined how Mat- when drinking. Our children were given thew would actually be returning to Mas- “emergency credit cards” and we never sachusetts for the last time. questioned a charge for a taxi. When Around 7:15 a.m. on the morning of our children were still at home, we had Thursday, Sept. 15, I heard the doorbell. a “secret word” for them to let us know I looked out the window and saw a po- if they were ever in an unsafe situation. lice car in front of our house. Quickly, We had agreed that they would call us, I threw on some clothes (including a tell us that their asthma had flared and Duke T-shirt) and, with my heart racing, ask to get picked up. (Our children do ran downstairs. It was the police who had not have asthma.) Over the years, there the unfortunate responsibility to notify have been dozens of conversations and me that my son, Matthew, was “killed in admonishments about the hazards of a horrific car crash” a few hours earlier. I alcohol. We went to great lengths to enwas in a state of shock and disbelief—this sure that our children were safe. The loss could not be true. My Matthew, dead…. of Matthew has turned our lives upside No, this had to be an awful mistake. He down; it has been a living hell. Holidays was only 21 years old, a college senior and birthdays are grueling—no gifts, no with a life full of promise and great ex- celebrations. We do what we need to do pectation. I called the Durham Police to get through the day. Department and spoke with the investiI am confident that Matthew thought gating officer and asked if he was certain that he was invincible and that he did not that the victim was “my Matthew.” He think that his life was at risk. One of the politely said that he was positive that it most difficult aspects has been witnessing was “my Matthew.” He also shared with the suffering that Matthew’s sister and me that Matthew was the passenger in brother have endured. They have done the car, that he did have his seatbelt on nothing to deserve this much pain; it is (he was always good about that), who the an agony that will be with us for the rest driver was, that the driver had already of our lives. It is just not fair. Matthew been cited for driving under the influ- loved his brother and sister immensely. I ence with additional charges pending, honestly believe that if Matthew had any and that the person who killed my son clue as to the magnitude of the impact would be walking out of the Emergency that his death would have on his siblings, Room shortly, ready for his mother to he never would have consumed even one drive him home. My son was at the Medi- beer. He would not have wanted to cause cal Examiner’s office in Chapel Hill. them this much intense pain. Still numb and in shock, I began the As you start a new academic year, I grueling task of telling this awful news wish you much success and happiness but to my husband, daughter, son, father, I beg you to please take a few minutes to other family members and his friends. pause and think about how your death Several hours later, we were at the air- would impact your family and friends. port meeting our two surviving children. Please don’t drink to excess. Please don’t How could this be? By mid-afternoon, drink and drive. Life is so very fragile. our family was selecting a burial plot in Don’t take your ordinary blessings for a cemetery in our town. None of us had granted. You have earned the gift of atever even stepped foot in the cemetery tending a wonderful, distinguished instibefore that day. We had to arrange to tution; I want you to graduate, not come have clothes sent from Durham. home in a white box on a forklift. Please At 6 a.m. the next morning, our fam- be safe. Thank you from the bottom of ily followed the hearse to the airport to my broken heart. pick up Matthew. This made sense as we have always eagerly picked up our chilLinda Oliver Grape dren at the airport. This time, however, we had to go to the U.S. Airways cargo Duke parent ’08, ’12 area to meet Matthew. We were not prepared to pick up Matthew in the manner Wake Forest parent ’07
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ear Class of 2016, in college does that! Please, tell me what Hello! Welcome to Duke, and blacking out is like! Post more Facebook congrats on the whole puberty pictures of your Busch Light collection! thing. My name is Lillie Reed, and I have MORE FIST-PUMPING! decided to take on the role of your new Number Four: Be more creative with FAC! What’s a FAC, you might ask? Hon- your questions. estly, I don’t know. I think it’s kind of the Since y’all arrived, any conversation stuff of legend at this point. My instinct I overhear consists of four questions: tells me that it once stood for First-years “What’s your name?” “Where are you Acquire Crabs, or Frats Assembling Cult- from?” “Where are you living?” “What’s following, or F***, where’s your major?” Then, if no my Air Conditioning? similarities are found, As your FAC, I picture awkward silence and an my role as something of a unspoken agreement that big sibling to you. Basically, you will never be friends. you hang on to my every In about two weeks, the word while I pontificate first part of these conwisdom that College ACB versations will cease, and could have told you in 5 only awkward silence will lillie reed minutes. Too bad those remain on buses everywumbology glorious days are gone. where. Though I prefer Now the only way you can freshman-to-freshman keep up on the latest gossip is to hide un- conversation to the freshman-to-upperder the sink in a bathroom, hoping that classman conversation. Within about 20 drunkies come in for a b****fest. Or you seconds, these convos infallibly turn to could buy a wizard cloak and try to blend “What sorority/fraternity/SLG/all-nudist, in with those guys who regularly do stupid a cappella jazzercise group are you in?” I arm motions on the quad. XOXO, a so- tire of being questioned about my affiliacially irrelevant girl who knows. tions. Can’t you throw in some fun quesSo my main goal as a FAC is the same as tions every once in a while? Like, I don’t every other FAC’s: to make you think that know. Maybe “What color of crayon would Duke is cool by making you think that I am you be?” or “If you were a muffin, would cool. Then I’ll mold you into miniature, you rather be eaten by Keifer Sutherland slightly less-awesome versions of myself. I on bath salts or a carnivorous version of also have some lessons to teach you so that Anthony Davis’s eyebrow?” or “If you’re you don’t embarrass yourself. I’ve com- from Africa, why are you white?” piled a five-item list of knowledge that, as Number Five: Live it up. your FAC, it is my duty to let you in on. FAClets, realtalk: The best piece of adNumber One: Everyone can tell that vice I can give you freshies (or anyone) is you’re a freshman. that Duke is what you make of it. Try new Whether it’s the doe-eyed wonder at things. Don’t get caught in one friend the architecture of The Loop, the mis- group. Accept the opportunities that taken C-2 rides or the monogrammed Duke virtually (and sometimes literally) rolling backpack—we all know. You’re not throws at you, because you never know fooling anyone. If you’re interested, there when you will stumble into something you are a number of things you can do to tone truly love. To put it in terms that Wheeldown the newbie vibe. Avoid comparing chair Jimmy would approve of: YOFO. SAT scores. Conversations should contain You’re only freshmen once. So do it big. less than 10 Greek letters. And, most imSo that’s about it for my (get ready portantly, ditch the lanyard. You might as for it) FAC-tastic advice. Hopefully our well be wearing a shirt that flashes “I’m FAC-lationships can bloom, and we can a virgin!” in neon letters. But I mean, it be best friends for first semester before WAS free, and it is just SO convenient to I stop texting you to come to my parhold your keys, am I right? ties and start ignoring you when we see Number Two: Get to know the Duke each other on the Plaza. Til then, the buzzwords. Socialites will be here every Wednesday “Tailgate.” “Hookup culture.” “Work with your weekly dose of advice, random hard, play hard.” You should start to fine musings and awkwardness. Welcome to people for saying these things. At a dollar Duke, freshies! Now go away. I think I see a pop, you could probably fund your en- my friends coming. tire college education in a matter of days. Number Three: Drinking is no longer Lillie Reed is a Trinity junior. Her instalcool. lation of the weekly Socialites column runs on Wait. Brah. Do you drink? That is AWE- alternate Wednesdays. Follow Lillie on Twitter SOME and TOTALLY UNIQUE. No one @LillieReed
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TAMPA from page 3 Bachmann, Gingrich, Santorum. Former Virginia Gov. James Gilmore, standing in the Virginia delegation on the forum floor Tuesday, ticked off the various elements of his party: fiscal conservatives, social conservatives, Tea Party patriots, libertarians, evangelicals, neocons. â€œI wish we were as homogenized as the Democrats. But weâ€™re not,â€? Gilmore said. â€œOur partyâ€”my Godâ€” theyâ€™re all over the place. Makes it harder to win elections.â€? By and large, the GOP delegates seem to be fired up and optimistic. Like Linda and Calvin Dykstra of Michigan, who were finishing each otherâ€™s sentences. Linda started: â€œWe are so excited about the candidates. When you look at Romneyâ€”he has experience! He addresses the issues.â€? â€œThen you look at Ryan. Heâ€™s going to give people optionsâ€”to do for themselves!â€?
But the Romney and Paul delegates speak a different language. Although Romney and Paul personally seemed to have a strategic alliance of sorts during the campaign - they took pains not to criticize one another â€”their supporters have not meshed seamlessly at this convention. Ask a Paulite about the ticket and his response is lukewarm at best, followed, almost reflexively, by references to Romney running mate Paul Ryanâ€™s votes in Congress for the Patriot Actâ€”which the Paulites see as the heavy boot of government squashing personal freedomâ€”and the bank bailout. In an interview with Fox News, Paul himself declined to endorse Romney. â€œPut me down as undecided,â€? he said. He added that he wouldnâ€™t try to rein in his followers. â€œTheyâ€™re going to do what they want to do,â€? Paul said. In the hall Tuesday were delegates like Kenny Bob Tapp, a 25-year-old rancher from Oklahoma who is not interested in turning the Republican National Convention into a Romney-Ryan infomercial. â€œThey have both proved in the past that they donâ€™t
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respect the Constitution,â€? Tapp said. The rules changes, he said, hurt grassroots politicians: â€œYouâ€™re going back to the days of the smoke-filled rooms.â€? Many Paul supporters feel shoved to the periphery and threatened by rules changes. â€œItâ€™s a railroad. Theyâ€™re trying to stage a coup and make the grassroots completely irrelevant for the future,â€? said alternate delegate and Paul supporter Jeremy Blosser, 36, of Fort Worth, Texas. The potential for some kind of disruption became clear as the delegates first filtered into the hall. When Ron Paul himself appeared, his supporters cheered loudly, letting everyone know that this was not just Romneyâ€™s show. As the forum filled, committees met out of sight to discuss the rules. The rules committee struck a deal with Texas Republicans and Paul supporters: Theyâ€™d drop a rule that would give a presidential candidate the power to disavow a delegate from a given state. After the meetings concluded, the Paul supporters and their allies feverishly gathered signatures to block other rules changes. One, for example, would permit the rules committee to change party rules between conventions. Dudley Brown, a rules committee member and unpledged delegate from Colorado who supports Paul, said that at a meeting Tuesday another rules committee member grabbed documents from a woman passing them around. The man refused to give them back. â€œI donâ€™t like men pushing around women,â€? Brown said. Grassroots and tea party Republicans have also joined the Paulite cause. Sarah Palin has made her support for the floor fight known. Finally the conflict came to a head with a floor vote on the report from the credentials committee. The report prevented half the delegates from Maineâ€”many of them Paul supportersâ€”from being seated due to problems with the way they were selected. Maine is one of a few states where Paul supporters effectively took over the delegate-selection process, even though he didnâ€™t carry the popular vote in the state. The new RNC rules would prevent that from happening in the future. â€œWeâ€™re fighting for our brothers and sisters of Maine,â€? said Harrison Whitaker, a delegate from Texas who said he would vote for Romney but supports Paul. But the credentials report passed by voice vote. The Paulites erupted: â€œSeat Maine now!â€? RNC Chairman Reince Priebus gaveled the crowd back into order. A number of Paul supporters marched out in protest. Next came the rules vote. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) conducted a voice vote. All in favor? â€œAYE!â€? All opposed? â€œNAY!â€? It was a very close vote. But Boehner made the call. â€œIn the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it,â€? Boehner said. â€œNO!!!â€? shouted the Paul supporters. Ashley Ryan, 21, a Paul delegate from Maine, pointed at the Romney supporters. â€œPeople from Maine didnâ€™t choose these people. These people are an embarrassment to our state,â€? she said. â€œOur party has betrayed us.â€? Soon the commotion died down. The life seemed to go out of the Paulite insurrection. Back to business. The roll call began, and it was, as scheduled, a Romney Festâ€”made for television.
JENKINS from page 2 received a $15 million donation from trustee David Rubenstein in May. In the future, the initiative will still focus on undergraduates, but leaders will also aim to provide more extensive funding and opportunities for graduate and professional students, she noted. â€œRight now, I am focusing on undergraduate experience, from curriculum development, to support for student entrepreneurs, to the new Duke in Silicon Valley program,â€? Calderbank wrote in an email Friday. â€œInnovation and entrepreneurship is all about actively engaging with the world. That is a characteristic of Duke today and will only become more so in the future.â€?
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