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MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2012
FSU gives Duke a 48-7 ‘whipping’ by Steven Slywka THE CHRONICLE
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—The Blue Devils may be bowl eligible, but Florida State showed just how wide a gap there is between Duke and the ACC’s best. Senior quarterback EJ Manuel threw two touchdown passes, and sophomore Devonta Freeman
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added two scores on the ground as No. 11 Florida State routed the Blue Devils 48-7 Saturday in Tallahassee. The loss was painful not only on the scoreboard but also in terms of personnel—quarterback Sean Renfree and running back Juwan Thompson both left the game with apparently serious injuries. “Today, you saw a whipping. We
got whipped. There’s no recipe that could have changed it,” Cutcliffe said. “You never have a chance to be great in anything if you don’t learn how to get your butt kicked.” In a matchup between the leaders of the conference’s Coastal and Atlantic Divisions, the Seminoles (8-1, 5-1 in the ACC) dominated in all aspects of the game from the start. Just three minutes into the game, Manuel found Rashad Greene deep down the middle for a 71-yard touchdown catch for an early 7-0 lead, and Florida State never looked back.
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Cameron gets crazy for Parents Weekend
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Lee Butler and the Duke defensive backs could not contain Florida State’s passing attack, which picked up 299 yards on just nine completions.
Duke and peers back affirmative action by William Rooney THE CHRONICLE
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Mason Plumlee led the Blue Devils with 22 points and 11 rebounds in their exhibition win against reigning Division II national champions Western Washington. See story on Sportswrap page 2.
In 2003, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor said affirmative action in college admissions would be a necessary equalizer for another 25 years. Nine years later, the issue is back in the hands of the Supreme Court, and Duke, which has a vested interest in considering race as a factor in admissions, filed a legal statement in support of affirmative action. Affirmative action can be broadly defined as any policy that takes personal traits such as race, gender, skin color, sexual orientation or nationality into consideration to benefit an
underrepresented group’s chance in gaining employment or acceptance to a university. During the last 50 years, such policies have been contested in the Supreme Court on numerous accounts—most recently in 2003, where the justices voted five to four to uphold the use of race as a factor in college admissions. The issue has resurfaced in the Supreme Court in a case filed by a 22-year-old woman, Abigail Fisher, in which Fisher claims that despite being a qualified applicant, she was denied admission to the University of Texas at Austin because she is white. SEE ACTION ON PAGE 7
Duke adds study abroad ‘Monk’ of science studies in Paris and Barcelona cancer through yeast by Kelly Scurry THE CHRONICLE
Administrators approved three new study abroad programs based in Europe, but eventually pulled the plug on one of them. The programs slated to be offered to Duke students starting in summer 2013 include a new Paris program and a partnership program in Barcelona. The council also approved a new program in Tuscany, Italy, which has since been canceled. Duke Neurohumanities in Paris—the product of collaboration between faculty in the Franklin Humanities Institute and the neuroscience department—will be a six-week program focusing on the intersection of neuroscience and the humanities. It will specifically look at the history of cognitive analysis through both disci-
plines. The program will run alongside the existing Duke in Paris, which focuses on French literature and culture. “We wanted a curricular dimension to form an undergraduate cohort able to investigate neuroscience using humanistic questions and methodologies and vice versa,” said Deborah Jenson, director of the Neurohumanities in Paris program and a co-director of the Neurohumanities Research Group. Neurohumanities in Paris will bring together four neuroscience professors and two Romance studies professors. The program is the brainchild of the Neurohumanities Research Group, which has been developing an interdisciplinary research community over the past two SEE ABROAD ON PAGE 9
by Ashley Mooney THE CHRONICLE
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Professor Thomas Petes recently won a lifetime achievement award for his work in genetics.
“Continue to decry this censorship as evidence of the slow decay of society... for now, you’re still free to tweet about it.”
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—Meredith Jewitt in “Twitter censorship and you.” See column page 11
Duke geneticist Thomas Petes explores the mechanisms of cancer cells by examining a less menacing subject—yeast. The Genetics Society of America recently named Petes the 2013 recipient of the Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal for lifetime achievement in genetics. Petes, Minnie Geller professor of molecular genetics and microbiology at the School of Medicine, has dedicated his career to genetics studies in yeast. His research has shed light on possible cancer treatments by making the connection between properties of yeast cells and the development of cancer. “It was a big surprise and it was also a great pleasure,” Petes said of the award. “It’s really gratifying to get this award because I’ve SEE YEAST ON PAGE 12
Volleyball beats N.C. State, falls to UNC, Sportswrap 3
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OktoberFestivities ............a photo essay by Philip Catterall, Yumain Deng, Stephanie Engle, Jaclyn Karasik, Emma Loewe, Thu Nguyen, Sylvie Spewak, Faith Robertson
The Duke community embraced the season this weekend with various activities events suiting the weather and upcoming holidays. 1. The Muslim community at Duke celebrate Eid Al-Adha with a cookout and performances Sunday afternoon. 2. The Pitchforks perform their annual Fall Classic concert Saturday. 3. A student gets food from Only Burger at the Durham Central Park Food Truck Rodeo Sunday. 4. Zeta Tau Alpha sorority members throw pink powder on runners in the Paint it Pink 5K run to benefit breast cancer awareness. 5.Duke celebrate the 100th volume of The Chanticleer yearbook at the Parentsâ€™ Weekend Jazz Event Friday. 6. People raise their steins at Motorco Music Hallâ€™s OktoberFest Saturday. 7. The Blue Devil high-fives Cameron Crazies at the menâ€™s basketball teamâ€™s first exhibition game of the year against Western Washington University. 8. Nourish International sponsors a pumpkin smash on the Bryan Center Plaza Friday afternoon. WILL A BUS COME BY MY FRONT DOOR?
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House likely to Candidates alter campaign stay in GOP hands plans as storm approaches by Paul Kane and Ed O’Keefe THE WASHINGTON POST
President Barack Obama remains at least an even bet to win reelection. Democrats are favored to hold on to the Senat e—an outcome few prognosticators envisioned at the beginning of the year. And yet, with a little more than a week to go, the party holds almost no chance of winning back the House. “They called the fight. It’s over. We’re going to have a House next year that’s going to look an awful lot like the last House,” said Stuart Rothenberg, the independent analyst who runs the Rothenberg Political Report. The outlines of a comeback for Democrats seemed possible. From its opening act, the 112th Congress was dominated by a raucous class of House freshmen who pushed Washington to the brink of several government shutdowns and almost prompted a first-ever default on the federal debt. It became the most unpopular Congress in the history of polling and, by some measures, the least productive. Analysts cite several factors why the Democrats haven’t been able to take advantage. First was a redistricting process that made some Republicans virtually impervious to a challenge and re-elec-
tion more difficult for about 10 Democrats. A few Democratic incumbents have stumbled in their first competitive races in years. And Republicans have leveraged their majority into a fund-raising operation that has out-muscled the Democrats. That means that regardless of who wins the White House, the Republican caucus of Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio will remain a critical player in the coming showdowns over tax and spending cuts. Such a result will have defied the chorus of prognosticators who saw so many of these inexperienced freshmen as beneficiaries of blind political luck—swept up in the 2010 wave of sentiment against Obama and presumably poised to be swept back to sea when the tide went out this November. First among those critics was Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., labeled the “face of defeat” after overseeing the loss of 63 seats two years ago. Defying recent precedent, Pelosi gave up the speaker’s gavel but stayed on as party leader. She vowed that “the tea party Congress” was so unpopular that Democrats would ride Obama’s coattails back to the majority. SEE HOUSE ON PAGE 7
by David Nakamura and Philip Rucker THE WASHINGTON POST
NASHUA, N.H. — President Barack Obama and rival Mitt Romney held dueling rallies along the Eastern Seaboard on Saturday, but both of their campaigns were scrambling to make schedule changes to avoid Hurricane Sandy just 10 days before voters head to the polls. Obama, who has convened a pair of conference calls with the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the past two days, has ordered that all federal resources be available to help states respond to the powerful MELINA MARA/THE WASHINGTON POST storm that is expected to crash into the mid-Atlantic region by Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney attended a rally Saturday in Kissimthe end of the weekend. mee, Fla. The president appeared at a rally with 8,500 attendees in Obama is “focused on” storm R-Wis., on a bus tour across the Nashua, N.H. on Saturday, and preparations, even as he con- state. he was planning to leave Wash- tinues to campaign. Romney said he spoke Satington again Sunday, a day earliRomney rallied 10,000 sup- urday with Virginia Gov. Robert er than initially planned, to beat porters in Pensacola, Fla., on McDonnell, a Republican, whom the storm for a swing through Saturday, while his campaign he said told him that the state’s Florida and Ohio on Monday. canceled a full day of cam- emergency personnel needed White House officials said Sat- paigning scheduled for Virgin- to focus on preparing for the urday a planned rally in Virginia ia in the communities of Ster- storm. “So we’re not going to be on Monday night and an event ling, Richmond and Virginia able to be in Virginia tomorrow,” in Colorado Springs on Tuesday Beach. A Romney aide said the Romney told a rally in Kissimhave been canceled. Republican nominee instead mee, Fla. “We’re going to Ohio White House deputy press will head to Ohio to join his secretary Josh Earnest said running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, SEE STORM ON PAGE 9
The Pratt School of Engineering
NAE Grand Challenge Scholars Seminar Series presents
Vivek Wadhwa Academic, Researcher, Writer and Entrepreneur
How Engineers Can Save the World: Why this will be the most innovative decade in history for solving the Engineering Grand Challenges
To drill or not to drill? That is the moral question for this rousing debate. Arguing against drilling will be
Arguing for drilling will be
Time Magazine called him “the planet’s best green journalist”
Founder and President of the Center for Industrial Progress. Mr. Epstein (Duke Class of 2002) works as a speaker and consultant for the oil, coal, and natural gas industries.
Dr. Bill McKibben
Boston Globe said that he is “probably the country’s most important environmentalist”
Today, October 29, 2012 at 7 PM Fitzpatrick Schiciano Auditorium, Side B The Duke Community is invited—faculty, undergraduates, graduate students and staff Vivek Wadhwa serves as Vice President of Academics and Innovation at Singularity University. At Stanford, Duke, and Emory Universities, Vivek lectures on entrepreneurship and public policy. He is a regular columnist for the Washington Post and Bloomberg Business Week. In this talk, Vivek will argue that this will be the most innovative decade in human history and the next decades will be even more so. A range of technologies are rapidly evolving and converging that will make it possible to solve some of the NAE Grand Challenges. Advances in the ﬁelds of robotics, artiﬁcial intelligence, computing, synthetic biology, medicine and nanomaterials are allowing small teams to do what was only once possible by governments and large corporations. Vivek will discuss the opportunities for you to help make this happen.
Where: Love Auditorium When: Monday, November 5, 7:00 PM Duke students, faculty, and staff please arrive at least fifteen minutes early to be guaranteed a seat
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parentsweekendsoundoff This weekend, hundreds of parents flocked to Duke’s campus for the annual Parents’ and Family Weekend, full of faculty-led sessions on the University’s programs and tours of what Duke has to offer. Some students were reunited with their families for the first time since move-in day, while other students’ parents could not attend. The Chronicle’s Elizabeth Djinis spoke with students, employees and administrators regarding their reactions to Parents’ Weekend. “We all learn things online but there are things you learn only from one-on-one interaction.” —President Richard Brodhead, in an address to parents at Parents Weekend. “It was nice to see the parents behind the students. We have lots of regulars and it was nice to see them with their families.” —Jelissa Thomas, Au Bon Pain manager “It’s a neutral feeling not having my parents here last weekend. I understand the circumstances—an $800 plane ticket—but it was good to see everyone else with
their parents.” —freshmen Gerhard Steven Jr. “Seeing parents at Shooters equals: ‘Awkward!’” —freshmen Amari Stokes “She can’t come because she lives in Japan. How could she?” —sophomore Amy Cahill regarding her mother’s reason for not coming to Parents’ Weekend “I’m a junior and I live really close so my parents didn’t come. Still, I got to meet a lot of my friend’s parents and they invited me home with them.” —junior Cory Lancaster “My parents didn’t come but my wonderful and loving uncle and aunt came and took my roommate and me out to dinner. It was the most satisfying meal in a long time, paid for by a third party and not on food points.” —junior Maria Deane
Hurricane moves toward East Coast by Paul Schwartzman, Ann Marimow and Annie Gowen THE WASHINGTON POST
WASHINGTON — Hurricane Sandy chugged toward the East Coast on Sunday with such enormous size and force that public officials warned of the potential for widespread destruction and disruption for millions of people in its path. From North Carolina to coastal Maine, public officials were urging residents to fortify themselves against a storm system expected to unleash torrential rains and damaging winds of up to 75 mph as far as 100 miles from the storm’s center. As the storm’s leading edge approached the Mid-Atlantic region, its effect was already being felt. The federal government announced a shutdown on Monday, saying only emergency employees and those required to telework would be on duty. Maryland officials cancelled early voting. Several school districts called off classes
“I don’t believe in Parent’s Weekend. The traffic is ridiculous.” —senior Amber Kunze
on Monday, with Montgomery and Fairfax counties cancelling school through Tuesday. This is a serious, killer storm,” Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley said in an afternoon news conference. He urged residents to hunker down and prepare for what he and other officials expect to be extended days of power outages. Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell said the approaching storm was unlike any storm he had seen in 20 years. Local residents boarded up windows and lined up to grab sandbags. Small areas of flooding had begun on Sunday in the Hampton Roads area and the beach at Virginia Beach was already covered in water. Late Sunday, Dominion Virginia Power reported that 3,000 customers had lost power in Hampton Roads area. “This is going to be a long haul,” McDonnell said. “People are going to have to be patient.” In New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg ordered schools
and public transportation systems closed, and a mandatory evacuation of thousands of residents in low-lying parts of the city. Airlines cancelled scores of flights to and from Ronald Reagan National and Dulles International airports. And Amtrak halted most service in the northeast for Monday, shutting down the rail line between Washington, D.C., and New York. After meeting with federal emergency officials in Washington on Sunday and talking with elected officials in East Coast cities and states, President Barack Obama called the hurricane a “serious and big storm” and said “we have to take this seriously.” By Sunday morning, officials in Haiti said the storm was responsible for 65 deaths, as Sandy blew through the Bahamas and traveled north over the Atlantic Ocean, several hundred miles southeast of Charleston, S.C. Two computer tracking systems remained in agreement that the hurricane would arrive on shore between the Delmarva Peninsula and Rhode Island. But Sandy’s reach will extend as far as 450 miles from its core, which prompted New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to order evacuations of coastal areas and the state’s casinos.
“I liked having my parents here because I got to show them everything I had been talking about on the phone.” —freshman Deanna Badger “I got tickets for the basketball game and my dad and my brother came. My brother’s a junior so of course I want him to come to Duke. It was cute because whenever people come to a game there’s lots of hand motions they expect them to do, so at first my brother was hesitant but then he started doing the hand motions even though he was embarrassed.” —sophomore Lauren Ord “My parents didn’t want to do any of the structured activities because they thought it would pull the focus from being with me. It was kind of a tease because they were only here for a few days and they left this morning.” —sophomore Alexis Stanley
The impending storm disrupted the rhythms of an otherwise warm fall weekend, as utility crews up and down the East Coast worked overtime to prepare, and hordes of anxious shoppers crowded into supermarkets and supply stores. Federal officials said that they expected the storm to create damaging flood and wind conditions across a vast and densely populated portion of the United States, from Virginia to New England, and as far west as the Great Lakes. “We need to make sure people understand that this is going to go well inland,” Craig Fugate, the administrator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said in a conference call with reporters. “This is not a coastal threat alone.” Federal Emergency Management Agency officials said they were uncertain which areas would be the most ravaged. The hurricane itself is expected to lose intensity before it merges with a separate storm system in the northeast. Yet Sandy’s breadth makes its precise path almost irrelevant. State and federal officials, Fugate said, are planning for several treacherous days throughout the Mid-Atlantic states, probably beginning Monday and perhaps extending to Thursday. Forecast-
ers expect flash flooding from as much as eight inches of rain. They are preparing for as much as two feet of snow in West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina mountains. In the Washington region, Jason Samenow, a meteorologist for The Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang, predicted the worst of the storm would begin Monday, bringing as much as seven inches of rain and causing wind gusts of over 60 mph. D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and the governors of Maryland and Virginia, as well as officials in several localities in the region, already have declared states of emergency. In Maryland, early voting was cancelled for Monday. It will likely be rescheduled for Friday, O’Malley said. In New Jersey, Christie announced mandatory evacuation of Atlantic City casinos and coastal barrier islands by 4 p.m. Sunday. He warned that power could be out for days. “Everyone’s saying, ‘This... isn’t going to happen—the weathermen always get it wrong, so I’m just going to hang out here,’” Christie told reporters Saturday. “Please don’t, OK? We have to be prepared for the worst here.”
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Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies Exciting NEW courses for area studies during Spring 2013 For more information please contact 668-2603 AMES 89S Serial Fictions: The Art of ‘To Be Continued…’ Seminar looking at the forms that seriality has taken: from the early Victorian serialists (Dickens, Trollope) to daily newspaper comics, anime and manga, contemporary genre fiction and endless movie sequels, this course will focus on diverse media (oral traditions, modern novels, cinema, soap operas, graphic novels, fanfiction, social media) that use the serial form as audience lure and aesthetic device. Professor Eileen Chow AMES 176S/REL 211S Religion and Culture in Korea This course introduces you to the dynamics of contemporary Korean religions: Shamanism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Christianity, Islam and new religions including Kimilsungism and the Unification Church. From a global perspective, we look critically at the diverse expressions of Korean religions in popular culture, politics, economy, literature, sports, and media. You will gain a firm grasp of how contemporary Korean religions reflect Korea’s two-pronged effort, namely, to be international and at the same time to preserve its unique cultural, ethnic heritage. Professor Hwansoo Kim AMES 221 Arab Society & Culture in Film From Morocco to Kuwait, filmmakers have played an important role in Arab cultural politics. This course will expose students to anti-colonial films like the Egyptian “The Land” and the Palestinian “Chronicle of a Disappearance”; to daring articulations of dissent in authoritarian systems like the Syrian “The Extras”; to ringing denunciations of Islamist manipulations of popular discontent like the Egyptian “Closed Doors” and the Palestinian “Paradise Now.” But students will also watch contemplative films like the Tunisian “Wanderers” that delve beneath the political to reveal a deeply spiritual core in Arab culture. During the Arab uprisings 2010-2012 filmmakers shot events in films like “18 Days” that allow us to make sense of what at the time was chaos. Professor miriam cooke AMES 222S Syrian and Iraqi Cultures and Revolutions This course will focus on Syrian and Iraqi revolutions and cultural production from post-World War 11, independence movements until today. Authoritarian rule in both countries repressed free expression. Revolutionary poetry, fiction, and visual arts will be studied. Students will be exposed to the writings of leading Arab intellectuals. Professor Abdul Sattar Jawad AMES 311S/AMI 266S/VMS 354S Poetic Cinema Sources of “resonance” in international cinema, especially in films from Asia and the Middle East. Aspects of film construction which conduce to intense experience for viewers. Satyajit Ray, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Lee Chang-dong, Hou Hsiao-Hsien and others. Professor Satendra Khanna AMES 322/REL 263 Mystical Literature This course aims at exploring and examining the tradition of mysticism in literature of world, British, and American writers. The objective is to introduce the students to numerous genres and literary works that manifest a deep religious attitude or experience as a way of life and cross-cultural phenomenon. The course will focus on selected works of Dante, Milton, Blake, Wordsworth, Transcendentalists, Walt Whitman and the works of leading Sufi poets. Professor Abdul Sattar Jawad AMES 390/HIS 390 City and Totality in East Asia This course is about the modern city and its role in the totality created by the demands of the state and global productive forces. This relationship will be examined in representative cities of East Asia, including Hamhung, P’ohang, Anshan, Shanghai, Seoul, and Tokyo. However, the city is always a space of social forces that confront the productive forces. The city is the space where the people appropriate the systems of totality and create an urban landscape that expands against the insistence of totality. Such a space is everyday life. The time period will be from mid-20th century to the contemporary period. Professor Cheehyung Kim AMES 410/CULANTH 366/AMI 410 Trauma and Space in Asia The class explores the traumatic toll, both personal and collective, of the collapse of empires and the rise of nation states across Asia in the aftermath of World War II. It focuses primarily on territorial partition, one of the main tools employed by the international community in establishing nation states across the region. It introduces the theoretical framework of “trauma discourse;” and explores its use in discussing politics and cultures in Asia broadly defined from East Asia to the Middle East. Professors Nayoung Aimee Kwon and Shai Ginsburg AMES 429 Revolution: The Arab World Studying events as they unfold in real time; revolution in theory and practice; histories of revolution in Syria, Egypt, and Tunisia; democratic mobilization against authoritarian regimes; religion and revolution; media, social media, and social change; the poetics of politics; graffiti art; and women’s political action. Professors miriam cooke and Ellen McLarney AMES 450S Human Rights in Islam Freedom, equality, rights, and women’s emancipation in Islamic thought; a history of human rights concepts through time; critical and theoretical approaches to the concept of rights. How the human, humanity, and the humanities connect and construct conceptions of individual rights. Professor Ellen McLarney AMES 471/LIT 212/AMI 256/VMS 234 World of Korean Cinema Examination of North and South Korean societies and cultures through cinematic texts. Films from North and South Koreas, as well as Japan, China, and the U.S. will be studied in conjunction with historical and contemporary issues with local, regional, and global implications. Films examined in conversation with global theories and histories of cinema, visual cultures, and other representational forms. Variable topics informed theoretically and politically by discourses on gender/sexuality, race/ethnicity, global flows of people and cultures, popular and “high” culture crossovers, transnational co-productions, remakes, translations and retellings. Course will be in conjunction with a semester-long film series on the “Transnational Representations of North Korea” with Chinese-Korean filmmaker Zhang Lu (“Dooman River” and “Desert Dreams”) as a guest. Professor Nayoung Aimee Kwon AMES 541S/LIT 580/ JEWISHST 541/UNC REL 821 Jews and the End of Theory - Jews and Marxism; Jews and Capitalism; Jews and the avantgarde; Jews and modernism; Jews and post-modernism; Jews and the nation. The linkage between Jews and critical theory lurks in the history of European and American worlds. But what are the relationships between Jews and theory now? What role has Jewishness played in our conception of theory? How has the figure of the Jew (in his Jewishness) shaped Euro- or Americentric discourses on colonialism? And how should we think about Jews, Jewishness and theory when the promises of European and American modernities lie in wreckage around us? The seminar will be capped with an international conference “Jews and the Ends of Theory,” April 30-May. This is a Duke/UNC joint seminar: Duke and UNC students will meet together and classes will alternate between Duke and UNC campuses. Professors Shai Ginsburg (Duke) & Jonathan Boyarin (UNC)
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Duke, along with many other private universities, including Ivy League schools, Stanford University, Williams College and Amherst College, has jointly filed an amicus brief requesting that the Court further consider the arguments to uphold affirmative action practices. The brief filed supports UT, specifically in its view that race be permitted for use as one of the many factors that determine an applicant’s admission. “Amici accordingly urge the Court to interpret the Constitution... to continue to allow educational institutions to structure admissions programs that take account of race and ethnicity as single factors within a highly individualized, holistic review process,” the brief states. Although Duke is a private institution, the University could be affected by the outcome of the case, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Christoph Guttentag said. If the Supreme Court determines that affirmative action admissions policies violate the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, even private universities may need to amend their protocols to be compliant with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which mandates that any organization receiving federal funding may not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, sex or religion. Duke receives some federal funding, so it may have to amend its policies based on the decision. Fisher v. University of Texas specifically regards the constitutionality of the admissions policies practiced by UT, which use race as one of many factors in the holistic admissions process that is used to make up half of its class. The rest of admitted students are accepted automatically for graduating in the top 8 percent from an in-state high school. A ruling in favor of Fisher would almost certainly bar schools from allowing race to influence the admissions process in any way, said James Coleman, John S. Bradway professor of law. But a ruling siding with UT could also further limit the use of affirmative action, a result that has seemingly become a tradition in the more recent cases on the subject. The only ruling that could potentially have little consequence would be a decision in which the Court upholds its 2003 decision but strikes down UT’s individual policy, meaning that considering race in the admissions process is constitutional—but UT’s policy is not in its own right. Duke, which does not automatically accept applicants, uses a holistic process similar to that of UT for reviewing all of its applicants, Guttentag said. The University’s current admissions process considers four key factors—background, interests, values and experiences. Because race plays a role in shaping each of those factors, it influences acceptance by becoming an underlying factor in its own right, he added. “The most important thing to realize is that race is never the determining factor—by itself, it never makes a difference” Guttentag said. “I’ve never been in a situation when I’ve had two applicants who are meaningfully exactly the same except for race, geography or gender.” In determining which applicants are accepted, Duke’s admissions office considers race a separate factor from socioeconomic status, but both contribute to diversity, he added. “We’re always trying to create a class that is both talented and diverse,” Guttentag noted. “Talent alone and diversity alone are not what we’re looking for. We want both, and race is a factor in that diversity.” Provost Peter Lange, who—along with President Richard Brodhead—was heavily involved in making the decision to file the amicus brief, explained that dealing with the Supreme Court is nothing new for Duke. The University jointly filed an amicus brief most recently in the 2003 affirmative action case, Grutter v. Bollinger, that reaffirmed a prior ruling defining quotas, where a specific percent of an incoming class must be of an ethnic background, is unconstitutional. “Diversity is an extremely high priority for us as a university, because we see it as important for the University’s value,” Lange noted. “We do not want to be deprived of the opportunity to pursue that value, and we like the complex and personalized admissions process.” Duke filed the 2012 brief to ensure that the Court understands how Duke does admissions, but the effectiveness of the filing is to be determined, he added. “It probably depends on the specific justice,” Lange said. “I suspect some of them are not open to new information, and some of them are. I do think these briefs count for justices who are either open to argument or need further ammunition to make their argument.” Justice Elena Kagan, an Obama nominee who is generally considered to be among the four more liberal justices, has recused herself from the case because of her previous involvement as dean of Harvard Law School. It is quite likely that the Court will limit or reverse its 2003 decision, Coleman said. Guttentag added that Duke’s admissions office will be required to accommodate any changes the Court mandates. Oral arguments occurred on Oct. 10, but the Court is not due to make a decision until the end of June.
Now, with a second straight election about to leave Democrats in the minority, Pelosi, 72, has not signaled whether she will remain in office. She delayed her leadership elections until after Thanksgiving, prompting more speculation about her future than about next year’s House majority. Rothenberg predicted modest gains for Democrats of about a handful of seats, a symbolic victory but well short of Pelosi’s “Drive to 25” for the net gain needed for the majority. Privately, Democrats do not dispute those estimates but contend the gains will set the stakes for a 2014 campaign in which they will shoot for the majority, particularly if Mitt Romney wins the presidency and is facing his first midterm election. Republicans, however, believe they have used congressional redistricting to shore up enough of their seats to remain in power for years to come. Rather than aggressively seek more seats, Boehner’s leadership team counseled Republican-led state legislatures to fortify those Republicans already serving on Capitol Hill.
Duke is committed to upholding affirmative action, which is currently under review in the U.S. Supreme Court.
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ABROAD from page 1 years, Jenson said. Although some courses offered at Duke are cross-listed in both departments, Jenson said the Paris program would be unique in immersing faculty and students from both neuroscience and Romance studies in a joint educational enterprise. The new Barcelona program will be a partnership between Duke and other institutions, said Steve Nowicki, dean and vice provost of undergraduate education. He noted that Duke was interested in participating in the collaboration because it will provide a new program in a Spanishspeaking country. The Duke in Barcelona program is a consortium comprising mostly the Ivy Plus universities, he noted. That group set up a combined study program called the Consortium for Advanced Studies in Barcelona. The program will start Fall 2013 and will be operated by Brown University. The program will alsobe ap-
STORM from page 3 instead. But I hope you’ll keep the folks in Virginia and New Jersey and New York and all along the coast in your minds and in your hearts. You know how tough these hurricanes can be, and our hearts go out to them.” The schedule disruptions didn’t stop the two candidates from again delivering sharply personal attacks on one another Saturday. Obama used his appearance near Romney’s home state of Massachusetts to accuse him of raising taxes on the middle class when he was governor in the form of a wide-range of service fees in order to collect $750 million in revenue. “There were higher fees to be a barber, a nurse, to get gas, to buy milk, for blind people to get the certification that they were blind,” Obama said, be-
proved by the Romance studies department, but the courses offered in Barcelona will be approved by the relevant departments, Margaret Riley, director of the Global Education Office for Undergraduates, wrote in an email Oct. 23. “Students have been going to Barcelona in high numbers for years, so we were interested in providing a high quality Duke program in Barcelona,” Riley said. Riley said the Duke in Tuscany program was eventually canceled because there were doubts about the potential popularity of the program. The program was a partnership with the University of Wisconsin at Madison, which was would have administered the program, she said. They decided to not proceed with the program. Nowicki added that since the partnering institution did not believe it could attract enough students to participate in the program, Duke—also unsure of its ability to attract students—decided not to run the program independently.
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fore cracking a joke that played off the birther conspiracy that the president was not born in the United States. “He raised fees on people to get birth certificates, which would have been expensive for me.” The president said Romney’s record shows that he promises one thing while campaigning but delivers another once in office. Obama’s campaign has sought to paint Romney as untrustworthy since their first debate, when the GOP candidate appeared to reverse himself on several positions related to his tax plan and education. “This is a guy who has a track record saying one thing and doing something else,” Obama said. Meanwhile, Romney swooped into Florida’s Republican-dominated panhandle to rally his conservative base, charging that Obama was “shrinking from the
magnitude of the times” and pledging to undo much of his first-term record. Romney continued his new mantra that he would bring “real change and big change to America,” and promised to work across the aisle with Democrats to tackle big challenges such as the growing debt. And, visiting an area heavily populated with active and retired military, Romney slammed Obama for mocking him in the last debate over his proposal to add more ships to the Navy. On the first day of early voting in Florida, Romney campaigned across the Sunshine State with Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. “You know, the supporters of the president’s have this chant: ‘Four more years! Four more years!’” Romney said. He said that he preferred the chant, “Ten more days!”
“It’s 10 more days because it matters to you,” Romney said. “This election matters to the world, it matters to the country, but it matters to your family. And I hope you understand that this is an election about very big things, like the big things that go on in your life.” Both rallies took on sharply partisan tones. Introducing Obama, Sen. Jean Shaheen, D-N.H., ridiculed one of Romney’s most memorable debate lines when she told the crowd that New Hampshire “doesn’t need ‘binders full of women’ because we have ballots full of women!” At Romney’s rally, Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., delivered a fiery introductory speech in which he suggested that it was Obama’s fault that U.S. diplomatic workers were killed last month in Benghazi, Libya. “America deserves a presi-
dent that will not leave a United States ambassador and three others,” Miller said, as the crowd chanted, “U.S.A! U.S.A!” Miller added, “Mr. President, the phone rang and you didn’t answer it.” Later in the day, Romney campaigned in Kissimmee, Fla., a swing suburb of Orlando where nearly half the residents are Hispanic, to try to make inroads with a voting demographic that leans heavily in Obama’s favor. Two large banners hung over the rally saying, in Spanish, “We Need a Real Recovery.” And when Rubio introduced Romney at the rally of about 4,000, he delivered a portion of his remarks in Spanish. Switching back to English, the senator joked, “If you don’t speak Spanish, let me tell you what I said. What I said is that you can save a bunch of money on your car insurance if you elect Mitt Romney!”
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MEN’S BASKETBALL: SULAIMON SHINES IN OPENER • WOMEN’S SOCCER: FALLS IN ACC TOURNAMENT
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Sulaimon stars in Duke’s win Scout squad wins annual scrimmage
by Tim Visutipol THE CHRONICLE
Although Western Washington was able to match Duke in stretches of the season’s first exhibition game, in the end, the Vikings were just too small. The No. 8 Blue Devils’ height advantage proved pivotal, guiding them to a comfortable 105-87 win at Indoor 87 Cameron WW Stadium Saturday afDUKE 105 ternoon against the reigning Division II national champions. “That was a really good basketball game. I like their team so much. You can tell why they won the Division II championship,” head coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “This tradition for us to play the Division II champions has worked out extremely well because you’re always playing a team that believes it can win and is extremely well coached.” Senior captains Mason Plumlee and Ryan Kelly led the team with 22 points each. Freshman Rasheed Sulaimon stole much of the show, however, with 18 of his 20 points coming in the first half on 6-of-8 shooting. From the opening tip, Sulaimon’s aggressiveness and maturity was evident. He registered the game’s first two points on a strong drive to the basket, getting fouled in the process. He dominated the first half, scoring 18 points on 6-of-8 shooting in the first 20 minutes of play. “He had an unbelievable first half. It started off with the first play. We had called a certain thing, and he made a read, that was opposite of what the play was, but it was the right read,” Krzyzewski said. “For a freshman on his first play to have the guts to make a read and follow his instincts, it’s
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I’m keeping it at that same level or taking it even higher. I just want to keep the team playing at a high level for 40 minutes.” Redshirt freshman Alex Murphy earned the starting nod on the wing, finishing with six points, four rebounds and two blocks. Krzyzewski was impressed with the performance of his young players, especially going against a veteran Viking squad that went down to the wire against Washington earlier this week. With Sulaimon only being 18 years old, Krzyzewski singled out Western Washington’s John Allen, who is 23. Allen and Viking forward Paul Jones,
As the Blue Devils lined up to shake hands before their annual Blue-White scrimmage, the team was all smiles as they greeted their opponents, a scout team of male Duke students. No. 3 Duke came out firing on all cylinders early in the contest, but in the second half the scout team overtook the Blue Devils and pulled out a last-second 70-69 victory at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Many teams use these scrimmages to be flashy and exercise their will on offense. Head coach Joanne P. McCallie reminded her team earlier in the week that basketball is not just an offensive game. This mentality showed, as barely a minute into the game, center Elizabeth Williams went diving over cheerleaders and into a row of chairs for a loose ball. Williams, who was a strong presence in the post and on the boards defensively, saw her time limited. The sophomore is still nursing a foot injury, and was held to just 15 minutes of playing time. “That was major progress for us,” McCallie said of the reigning National Freshman of the Year. “She’s an All-American, she’s pretty valuable.” Williams was not the only Blue Devil held
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Freshman Rasheed Sulaimon finished with 20 points, 18 of which came in the first half on 6-of-8 shooting. impressive for me.” Sulaimon’s effort was supplemented by Amile Jefferson, who added 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting. Jefferson did not start the game, but played 19 minutes off the bench. His passion and energy were evident throughout the game with emotional reactions, especially after a big stuff in the second half. “I want to one day be a leader and let my voice guide us,” Jefferson said. “Even now I’m going to be animated and be vocal. I’m going to be screaming, yelling, just getting guys into the game so we don’t have any plays off. If the energy’s not there I’m going to pick it right up, or if it is there
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Demon Deacons down Duke Duke comes back for win vs. NCST
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For the second straight year Wake Forest eliminated the Blue Devils from the ACC tournament. Despite dominating most of the contest, sixth-seeded Duke (12-5-2) was stunned by a sudden-death goal 52 seconds into overtime and the thirdseeded Demon Deacons (13-4-3) 0 DUKE advanced to the semifinals to face WAKE 1 Maryland, winning 1-0 in WinstonSalem, N.C. “It is a cruel game,” Duke head coach Robbie Church told GoDuke.com. “We deserved better than that, but that is what happens in this game. I just feel so sick for our kids. They have worked so hard all week preparing for this game. We played really well at times. There were some questionable decisions at times that we made with the ball, but overall I thought we played great, hard and controlled most of the play. But you have to score goals in this game and we let goals and opportunities get by.” The importance of playing at home for this stage was highlighted as all four host teams, the top four seeds, advanced. The Blue Devils’ only victory in last year’s conference championships came when they hosted the quarterfinal round at Koskinen Stadium. Leading scorer Laura Weinberg registered the first shot in the 12th minute, but Demon Deacon goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe would record one of her six saves of the game. Weinberg would be held scoreless for the fourth consecutive game. Duke had eight shots to Wake Forest’s one at the end of the first half. The Demon Deacons did not have a shot until the 40th minute. The same trend would continue in the second half and the Blue Devils ended the game with a 13-6 shot advantage. Duke’s best chance came late in the game when junior Mollie Pathman crossed a ball into the box. Kim DeCesare attempted a diving header but failed to put the ball on target. Wake Forest had one chance at the end of the game, when a series of mistakes left Lee Page open. Tara Campbell was able to stop Page’s shot with a diving save, sending
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Laura Weinberg and Kim DeCesare generated chances for Duke, but they were unable to find the scoreboard in the loss to Wake Forest. the game into overtime. This save proved to matter little in the final result as less than a minute into the sudden-death overtime period, Demon Deacon Katie Stengel dribbled into the box and with a large slice of luck, a defender slipped allowing her to race free. Stengel passed the ball back into the box and with the Blue Devils unable to clear, Marisa Park shot the ball into the net, ending Duke’s run in the tournament.
Two different Duke teams showed up last weekend at Cameron Indoor Stadium to start the second half of the ACC season. The Blue Devils’ sloppy offensive play Friday night resulted in a 3-1 loss to North Caro3 lina, but a strong defensive perforUNC mance led to a comeback 3-2 victory DUKE 1 against N.C. State Saturday. After Duke lost to both teams earNCST 2 lier in the season, the team saw this DUKE 3 weekend’s matchups as a chance to reverse its early-season misfortunes. “We were going to recommit ourselves and really reflect and figure out what we needed to do in order to change something about ourselves,” head coach Jolene Nagel said. “We really wanted to make an impact in this second half, and I think we can.” Although the Blue Devils (13-12, 4-9 in the ACC) could not overcome offensive errors against North Carolina, Saturday night they downed the Wolfpack (19-5, 9-4) in five sets (16-25, 25-22, 16-25, 27-25, 15-8) in the team’s most exciting win of the season. Duke tallied a season-high 17 blocks, holding N.C. State to a -.038 hitting percentage in the final two sets to seal the comeback win. The Blue Devils began Saturday night’s match in a similar fashion to Friday’s loss against North Carolina, committing nine attack errors and dropping the opening set. “We dug ourselves an awful hole at the beginning of the match,” Nagel said. “I was about ready to start making some changes. But then they started to come along and get in a rhythm.” Three early kills from senior middle blocker Christiana Gray gave Duke an early 6-2 lead in the second frame, and SEE VOLLEYBALL ON SW PAGE 8
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Duke gets its ‘butt kicked’ by Seminoles FOOTBALL from page 1 Renfree could not manage to move the ball with any consistency against the Seminoles’ stifling defensive front. Senior defensive end Cornellius Carradine put constant pressure on the Blue Devil offensive line, forcing Renfree into several hurried throws. Duke (6-3, 3-2) failed to take advantage of a Manuel fumble that gave the Blue Devils the ball at their own 25-yard line, and following a quick three-and-out, Will Monday lined up to punt. Florida State’s Tyler Hunter fielded the punt at the Seminole 25-yard line, and raced up the sideline for a 75-yard touchdown. Kicker Dustin Hopkins tacked on a 26-yard field goal to give Florida State a 17-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. “We came out the first two drives, scored bang-bang,” Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher said. “Offensively, defensively, and special teams all did a great job.” Duke’s defensive woes did not get any better. Manuel then found wide receiver Rodney Smith for a 52-yard reception, which led to a one-yard touchdown run by James Wilder, Jr. Freeman’s touchdown from nine yards out made it 31-0 just four minutes into the second quarter. “They are a talented football team,” senior defensive end Kenny Anunike said. “We both came ready to play, we just got beat—flat out. I think we just malfunctioned. We could have done better.” Just when Duke’s offense finally found some rhythm, key injuries knocked Renfree and Thompson out of the game. Renfree lofted a pass to a streaking Thompson down the sideline, but a ferocious helmetto-helmet hit by a Seminole defender forced Thompson to the locker room. With the Seminole defense blanketing receivers Conner Vernon and Jamison
Crowder, usually Renfree’s first and second options, respectively, the senior quarterback was forced to look to his other options. He connected with sophomore Issac Blakeney and freshman wide receiver Max McCaffrey on key third downs to help extend the drive. Then facing fourth-and-nine on the Florida State 23, Renfree found Desmond Scott for a ten-yard gain, but a late hit knocked Renfree to the ground, and he left the game with a head injury, a reported concussion. Renfree finished 13-of-21 for 92 yards. Sophomore Anthony Boone entered the game under center, and handed off to freshman running back Jela Duncan who scored on a three-yard touchdown run with just under five minutes remaining in the half. The two teams entered halftime with Florida State up 31-7. “Every number here tells you we didn’t play well,” Cutcliffe said. “We didn’t play well on first down, we didn’t play well on second down, and we didn’t play well on third down. That makes it really hard.” Following the break, Duke attempted a surprise onside kick that proved unsuccessful and gave the Seminoles a short field to work with. Florida State promptly scored two plays later on Freeman’s 14-yard scamper up the middle, removing any doubt about the final outcome. The Seminoles’ Kelvin Benjamin had a 35-yard touchdown reception midway through the third quarter and Hopkins connected from 56 yards for a field goal to cap off the scoring for Florida State. Duke struggled in all aspects offensively. Boone finished 3-of-15 for 37 yards, and Duncan led the Blue Devils with just 46 yards rushing. Duke will look to move on from this game as they prepare for Clemson next week. “I think Florida State is the best team in the country,” Duke head coach David Cutcliffe said. “I don’t think they have a weakness.”
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Ross Cockrell and the Duke secondary had trouble containing the speedy FSU wide receivers.
The Blue Devils were smothered all afternoon by the Seminoles, registering just 232 yards of total offense, well below the
Renfree and Thompson i by Daniel Carp THE CHRONICLE
The Blue Devils were subjected to both insult and injury in their 48-7 loss to the Seminoles, losing starting quarterback Sean Renfree and running back Juwan Thompson on the same drive in the second quarter to gruesome injuries. Both Renfree and Thompson were evaluated by team doctors Sunday. Renfree had been diagnosed with a concussion during Saturday’s game and did not return, while Thompson’s diagnosis was unclear after being taken to the locker room. “Juwan’s lab work came back good. We got the final word on the CT scan and Xrays, but he’s extremely beat up and sore,” Duke head coach David Cutcliffe said. Cutcliffe also revealed Sunday that Renfree and Thompson were sick during the contest. “Sean Renfree—I can say it now—he was running a fever prior to the ballgame. He woke up Saturday morning feeling re-
Florida State wide receiver Rashad Green caught a 71-yard touchdown pass from EJ Manuel on the first possession.
ally lousy,” Cutcliffe said. “So after the combination of the fever and the hit, he’s what I would call better, but he’s sick so it’s hard to evaluate him. I know they’ve done all the appropriate testing at this point but I haven’t heard any response from the doctors yet.” Both players sat out Duke’s workouts Sunday night. The team will continue to evaluate Renfree and Thompson, and as per the NCAA’s concussion policy, Renfree will need to be cleared by team doctors before returning to practice. Thompson, who carried the ball twice for four yards Saturday, was the first to leave the field after he was leveled by Florida State safety Lamarcus Joyner with 9:34 remaining in the second quarter. Renfree had targeted Thompson with a deep pass down the left sideline, and the referees promptly called
Midway through the first period, Tyler Hunter returned a punt 75 yards for at touchdown, giving the Seminoles a commanding 14-0 lead.
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Duke beaten by one of the best, not by themselves
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eir season average of 416 yards entering Saturday.
injured in the loss a personal foul on Joyner for illegal helmet-to-helmet contact. Thompson lay motionless on the field for several minutes before being helped off the field. Renfree, who had taken crushing hits all afternoon from the Seminoles’ pass rush, led the Duke offense into opposing territory for the first time all afternoon but faced a difficult fourth down conversion. The Blue Devil quarterback dropped back and completed a nine-yard slant to wide receiver Desmond Scott, just enough for the first down. Renfree, who completed 13 of his 21 passes for 92 yards, was drilled on the play by Florida State safety Karlos Williams, drawing another personal foul penalty. Cutcliffe, however, did not accuse Florida State of dirty play. “It’s hard football but this day and time if you leave your feet to deliver a blow to a somewhat unprotected player it’s going to be called,” Cutcliffe said. “And rightfully so, there were flags on both of those plays, but they weren’t ejection plays and they weren’t dirty plays by the letter of the law. They’re hits that we’re trying to remove from the game, but I don’t think there was malice in any of those.” Backup quarterback Anthony Boone replaced Renfree for the remainder of the game, finishing what turned out to be Duke’s lone scoring drive of the afternoon. Boone completed just 3-of-15 passes for 37 yards on the game, carrying the ball four times for 15 yards.
e Devils lost running back Juwan on for the game in the second quarter illegal hit knocked him out.
Quarterback Sean Renfree got injured after another illegal hit on the same drive, and he has since been diagnosed with a concussion.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Duke’s road trip to Tallahassee started as the longest of shots—an away game against one of the nation’s best teams. It ended as the most complete defeat the Blue Devils have suffered this season. But the lopsided nature of the loss is exactly what will allow the Blue Devils to move past Saturday sooner rather than later. Dominated by Florida State in all phases and nearly every statistiGame cal category, Saturday’s game nevAnalysis er felt close. Big plays helped the Seminoles open up a large early lead, and then sheer athleticism allowed them to coast to a 48-7 victory. Rather than being beat by its own mistakes, Duke was simply beat by a better team. “There is a reason Florida State was predicted to win a national championship,” junior cornerback Ross Cockrell said. “We saw that today. That’s about it.” Florida State put up points with ease in the first half, needing just 24 offensive plays to score the first 31 points of the game. Aside from the punt sophomore Tyler Hunter returned 75 yards for the team’s second touchdown, each Seminole score was set up by a separate deep completion by senior quarterback EJ Manuel. Stretching the field early and often, Manuel finished the first half with 182 yards on just four completions. Unlike in the past, the big pass plays allowed by the Blue Devil defense were not the products of blown coverages. On the release of nearly every pass—including the completions—a Duke defender was no more than a step from the intended receiver. “[There was] nothing that surprised us,” Cockrell said. “They were just the fastest receivers we have seen all year, and it took us a little time to get adjusted to that.” That speed advantage, combined with Manuel, a 6-foot-5 quarterback with great downfield vision and the ability to throw the ball more than half the field, spelled disaster for the Blue Devil secondary. “We had people there. It wasn’t a matter of busts [in coverage],” head coach David Cutcliffe said. “We didn’t have any blown coverages—we just had guys chasing them.” Equipped with a healthy lead, the Seminoles were then able to grind the game away on the ground in the second half. Behind an overpowering offensive line that routinely won the battle in the trenches, Florida State’s backs averaged nearly six yards a carry for the day and racked up 263 yards on the ground. On the other side of the ball, Duke never developed any offensive rhythm as the Seminole defense repeatedly forced third-and-long attempts. The Blue Devils finished the day converting on just 4-of-18 third downs. “One of our goals was first down production to keep the third down circumstances from being so long…. Against good teams you’re not going to convert many third-and-longs,” Cutcliffe said. “We need-
Florida State quarterback EJ Manuel tore the Duke secondary to shreds, completing 8-of-16 passes for 282 yards and two touchdowns.
ed first down production… and just the opposite occurred.” It took Duke 38 plays to put points on the board, scoring a touchdown at the end of a 14-play drive in the second quarter. But two scary injuries to running back Juwan Thompson and quarterback Sean Renfree, both the products of helmet-to-helmet collisions, mitigated any momentum that could have been generated during what ended up being the team’s only scoring drive on the day. After averaging 416 yards per game through their first eight games, the Blue Devils finished Saturday with just 232 yards of total offense. Duke’s prolific trio of receivers—Conner Vernon, Jamison Crowder and Desmond Scott—finished with a combined 44 yards on seven catches. “[They are] by far one of the best defenses we have faced all year,” Scott said. “They are everything you want from a defense.” Even Duke’s special teams, which have turned in exceptional performances all season, fell well short against Florida State. Coming into the game averaging almost 46 yards per punt, freshman Will Monday averaged just 40.5 yards on 12 punts Saturday, and his missed tackle was Duke’s best opportunity to stop Hunter’s punt return for a touchdown. Similarly, true freshman Ross Martin missed a 24-yard chip shot in the third quarter, snapping his streak of 13 consecutive made field goals. Meanwhile, Florida State’s kicker, senior Dustin Hopkins, routinely pinned the Blue Devils inside their own 20-yard-line on kickoffs and, in the fourth quarter, hit a careerlong 56-yard field goal to set the all-time ACC record for made field goals. “Our two young freshmen picked the bad day to have their day that wasn’t as good as they normally are,” Cutcliffe said of Monday and Martin. “And they are good football players—they’re still good football players. I’m not worried about them. Guess what? They’re going to have those days like that.” On Saturday, coming off the biggest victory for the football program in years, it seemed like everyone had a day like that. It wasn’t mental lapses or turnovers that doomed the Blue Devils—they actually recovered four Seminole fumbles without having any turnovers of their own. They were simply outmatched. “I told our team afterwards that it was not a product of their preparation,” Cutcliffe said. “I told our seniors, ‘You’re going to have to leave all this in Tallahassee. We have too much lying in front of us.’... It’s a part of the process to understand what a really good team looks like.” After the game, Cutcliffe’s players, in better spirits and noticeably more confident than they had been following the team’s two other losses this season, already seemed to be well on their way to putting the Florida State game in the past. “[The Seminoles are a] great team. [They are] big and fast—everything you look for in any type of team,” Scott said. “We are going to go back to Durham, watch the film and move on. We are going to show the young players how you bounce back from a loss like that.”
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Blue Devils take on the ACC Championships The women take 2nd place
Moverman shines but the men unable to meet expectations
by Sarah Elsakr
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After receiving their new and improved ranking as first in the region, the Blue Devils stepped up to the line at the ACC meet this past weekend and proved they deserved it. Duke left the meet in high spirits after a strong effort put them in second place as a team. “We’re really pleased with the weekend, the girls ran well,” head coach Kevin Jermyn said. “Juliet [Bottorff] did great. When she races, she races so well, especially in the bigger meets. She continues to maintain great composure.” Bottorff was the frontrunner for the team yet again this weekend, leading the Blue Devils with a finish in 20:10.6. When she crossed the line to earn her third-place spot, she also earned All-ACC honors for the third time in her collegiate career. When sophomore Kelsey Lakowske followed Bottorff across the line just 13.1 seconds later, it was somewhat of a surprise. Although Lakowske had shown that she was
Despite their impressive showing at the Pre-National meet just two weeks ago, the No. 18 Blue Devils were unable to pull together for the finish they needed at this past weekend’s ACC Championship meet. The men came in at fifth overall, with one runner, senior Mike Moverman, finishing in the top nine to earn AllACC honors on the 8K course. “Mike had a great race and Christian Britto had a great race,” head coach Norm Ogilvie said. “Mike ran only four seconds slower than he did at the Pre-Nationals course and the ACC course is... more difficult. But he showed that you can run very close to the same time and then some of our other guys ran maybe 20, 30 seconds slower than they did at Pre-Nationals.” Moverman headed into the race looking for a top-nine finish and managed to cross the line in 24:02.9, four seconds
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Kelsey Lakowske surprised by finishing sixth overall, earning All-ACC honors alongside teammate Juliet Bottorff. capable of strong results in Wisconsin, she had missed a number of other meets and this past weekend marked only her third career race. Despite her lack of experience, Lakowske showed she was more than capable of rising to
ahead of the man behind him. The top finish earned him his first All-ACC honor in his Duke career. Graduate student James Kostelnik made it to his 21st-place finish in 24:31.3 and his teammate Britto, a junior, also posted a strong performance, taking the number four spot for the Blue Devil team. Britto broke 25 minutes for the first time in his career this past Saturday, crossing the line in 24:49.0. Despite their success, though, the rest of the team was unable to pull together in the race. “I wouldn’t count it as an average day,” Ogilvie said. “It was an above-average day for Mike Moverman, and an above-average day for Christian Britto, and not as good as they could’ve run for a couple other guys.... You take two guys running significantly slower than before and that tight, four-man pack you had before is not a tight, fourman pack anymore.” After Moverman, junior Brian Atkinson led the rest of the team across the finish line, taking 17th and second
the challenge as she crossed the line second for Duke and sixth overall. Like Bottorff’s, Lakowske’s finish earned her All-ACC honors. “I’m very happy with how she’s racing,” Jermyn said. “And she continues to get better.” Shortly after Lakowske’s finish, senior Madeline Morgan followed her across the finish line leading a pack of three runners—sophomore Carolyn Baskir, graduate student Suejin Ahn and senior Ashley Brasovan. Baskir came in 20th overall with a time of 21:00.4 and Ahn followed less than two seconds later. Brasovan rounded out the pack with her personal-best time of 21:06.8. Junior Jessie Rubin came in 51 seconds later in 44th, leading classmate Gabby Levac who came in 61st. Junior Dana Morin and freshman Olivia Anderson closed out the race for Duke, coming in 65th and 76th, respectively. Although frontrunners such as Bottorff and Lakowske certainly helped the team along to their top-two finish, according to Lakowske even individual success has its basis in team support. “It always helps to have teammates that are so talented and experienced,” Lakowske said. “[Their support] really makes coming into these meets... a lot easier for me. I’m really grateful to have them to run with because they inspire me to keep going, to train hard, to make the right decisions.” Lakowske and her teammates will have just two weeks to train before their appearance at the NCAA Regional meet. After their success at the ACC meet, though, the Blue Devils are looking forward to the chance to race again, albeit with more at stake. SHAYAN ASADI/CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO
Mike Moverman earned All-ACC honors for the Blue Devils, but the team struggled overall at the meet. for Duke in 24:18.9. Kostelnik came through soon afterward followed by Britto, who was just 0.6 seconds ahead of sophomore Shaun Thompson. Shortly afterward junior Lucas Talavan-Becker rounded out the top-seven runners for Duke with his 41st-place finish. According to Moverman, the poor result at the past weekend’s meet could have been caused by a mediocre race day combined with the competitiveness of the field. “The team as a whole did a little worse than we could have,” Moverman said. “At the ACC the points are so tight... that it gets exaggerated.” Regardless of the reason this meet did not go quite as planned, both the runners and Ogilvie maintain that it will have little to no effect on their overall goals—peaking at the NCAA Regional meet and performing well at the NCAA Championship. Their training has been geared towards setting up a strong performance at the Regional meet in hopes of earning a top-two finish and an automatic bid. In addition, regardless of today’s results, Duke’s strong showing at the Pre-National meet, where it finished ahead of many nationally-ranked teams and earned its No.18 national ranking, will provide points towards qualification for the national meet if the men are unable to finish in the top two. “Our whole goal from the beginning of the season till now is really the Regional race... everything else is sort of like the cherry on top,” Moverman said. “It’s actually a lot better that we ran well at Pre-Nationals than if we did well at ACC’s. It’s nice to win ACC Championships, but our main goal is to do well at the National meet.”
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W. BASKETBALL from SW page 2 out due to injury. Freshman forward Katie Heckman is out for the season with an ACL injury, and guards Chloe Wells and Richa Jackson were also sidelined. “We have half the team out.” McCallie said. “We’re working with a small group right now.” The game belonged to junior guards Chelsea Gray and Tricia Liston in practically every statistical category. Gray led the team in steals and assists with four and eight, respectively, while tying Liston in rebounds with six. Liston led the team with 18 points, and Gray was close behind with 17. An area in which the scouts succeeded and the Blue Devils struggled was second-half shooting. The scout team shot 47.5 percent from the field and 50 percent from behind the arc, while Duke posted subpar numbers of 34.6 and 36.4, respectively. The second half also saw both teams making use of the 3-2 zone. The Blue Devils found holes in the middle of the scout defense but settled for quick, forced shots,
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Tyler Thornton made a number of hustle plays off the bench for Duke.
M. BASKETBALL from SW page 2 who is also 23, combined for 37 points. “They’re fearless. They are strong. They caused a lot of turnovers,” Krzyzewski said of the Vikings. “To see our young kids play so well in their first outing … they did a good job….That’s the sort of team you lose to in the season on a team with young guys.” The Vikings kept up with the Blue Devils in the early going, matching Duke shot for shot and trailing by seven points with 6:30 minutes to play in the first half. At that point, the Blue Devils called a timeout and subsequently went on a 13-0 run to build a comfortable lead. The closest Western Washington came after that was within 11 points behind six minutes into the second period. “We got loose with the ball. When you get a doublefigure lead, you can let up a little bit. I thought we let up, then boom, they pounced on it because they’re a really good team,” Krzyzewski said. “Every time we came out of a timeout, we executed exactly what we wanted and I like that, it shows we are paying attention.” The size advantage Duke held and differing playing styles resulted in foul trouble for the Vikings. Western Washington had eight team fouls in the second half before the Blue Devils recorded their first. The Vikings’ cause was not helped when 6-foot-9 Austin Bragg fouled out midway through the second half. That left Chris Mitchell, also 6-foot-9, as the only player with height to match Duke’s Kelly, Plumlee and Jefferson. Mitchell had to keep them in check while playing with four fouls. The Blue Devils outrebounded Western Washington 4134, but the Vikings earned themselves a number of second chances with 18 offensive rebounds, four more than Duke. The Blue Devils’ limited roster, with Marshall Plumlee and Seth Curry sidelined with injuries, also meant less variety in Duke’s rotations. Curry’s absence often led to Duke playing a sizier lineup, with Jefferson and Josh Hairston registering minutes at small forward. “I thought our size got to them,” Krzyzewski said. “They’re more of an outside team that’s going to take jump shots, but we’ve pounded it inside. We can get them to commit a few more fouls because of that balance. They presented some problems because they can spread the floor on us.” As the game ended the difference in class showed, but Krzyzewski said that this was a great game for his younger players to adapt to college basketball and for the seniors to adapt to their new roles on the team. And even though it was against a Division II program, the team learned a lot from its first time on the floor for competitive action. “Both our freshmen played great. They’re both confident, Rasheed played great. His defense throughout the game was great,” Plumlee said. “I think we showed we’ve come a long way in a short period of practice. We’ve got to build on this.”
and ultimately relied on outside jumpers, which proved unsuccessful. The scouts had a harder time finding any success in the paint in the early going, but Duke’s zone finally showed some cracks, namely through baseline penetration by the scouts’ big men and kick outs to the corners for some costly three pointers. “I think that this film is going to show it, the inability on open shots, just to get there,” McCallie said. “We’ve got to be more proactive, and I believe we will, because I believe this film will be nauseating.” Overall, with the exception of Williams’ early play and an instant in which Liston dove to the court for a loose ball, Duke lacked aggressiveness as a team. McCallie pointed out the team’s lack of an on-court leader as a potential problem, and pointed to Gray as the one who needs to step up for the team. “Chels is a good teammate,” McCallie said. “But she has got to be in people’s faces early, not so much after the fact.” The Blue Devils will face off against reigning Division II champions, Shaw, this Tuesday in Cameron Indoor
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In limited action because of a lingering injury, Elizabeth Williams recorded a team-high two blocks in the blue-white scrimmage. Stadium at 7 p.m. “We play [the scout team] everyday in practice,” Gray said. “I’m personally excited to go out there and play someone different.”
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the Blue Devils extended the margin to 1811 before an 8-3 run by N.C. State forced a Duke timeout. After trading points back and forth in the closely contested set, freshman outside hitter Emily Sklar knocked down her fifth kill of the stanza to tie the match at 1-1. The Wolfpack registered a .355 hitting percentage to take the third set 25-15 and assume a 2-1 lead overall. The Blue Devils committed eight errors in the frame and recorded a meager .088 hitting percentage. â€œIn that third set we shot ourselves in the foot and were very inconsistent,â€? Nagel said. â€œIt was the unforced errors.â€? The match seemed well in hand when N.C. State grabbed a 17-11 lead in the fourth set. But Duke rallied and went on a 9-3 tear highlighted by five team blocks and capped off with an ace by junior middle blocker Chelsea Cook to level the score at 20-20. The Blue Devils traded points back and forth with the Wolfpack and reached another tie at 25-25. Then freshman middle blocker Elizabeth Campbell recorded a kill and an ace to give the Blue Devils the fourth set 27-25 and tie the match at 2-2. Campbell finished the night with 12 kills, 10 digs and five blocks. â€œWe got down in that [fourth] set too because of some early blocking errors and we were out of position on defense,â€? Nagel said. â€œWe dug ourselves a hole in that one too, so thatâ€™s why its so amazing that we came back.â€? Six N.C. State attack errors allowed Duke to take a 10-1 lead to start the final frame, and the Wolfpack never came close to gaining the lead. The Blue Devils finished off the set on a block by Gray and freshman outside hitter Breanna Atkinson, completing the comeback and giving Duke a huge
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Although the Blue Devils could not beat North Carolina, Christiana Gray and Emily Sklar led the team to a comeback victory against N.C. State. win against one of the ACCâ€™s top teams. After limited action against North Carolina due to a lingering ankle injury, Sklar recorded her team-leading seventh doubledouble against N.C. State with 20 killsâ€”a season highâ€”and 13 digs. â€œWe really, finally, got Emily back Saturday night, when she looked like her old self,â€? Nagel said. â€œWeâ€™ve missed having her skills out there on the court all the way around. So that was encouraging.â€? Friday, Dukeâ€™s lack of offensive execution in the opening set provided the Tar Heels (19-4, 10-3) with an easy start on
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for Duke, and North Carolinaâ€™s offense posted a .245 overall hitting percentage on the night. â€œI think we made too many errors early on in the match, and then obviously early in set four, to be able to give ourselves a chance to win tonight,â€? Nagel said. â€œThatâ€™s something we worked on all weekâ€”trying to minimize our errors, especially our hitting errors.... We have to be able to find some consistency somewhere because right now on any given day something might be going right, but everything else is struggling.â€?
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Justify legacy admits Last year, we wrote an edi- as the University is excluding torial in which we criticized certain applicants based on the University’s legacy admis- an unfair criterion. As far as sion policy for being unfair, we can tell, administrators are as legacy status has no bear- content to blindly accept the ing on an applicant’s merit. status quo. We want to start M o r e o v e r, a conversation taking legacy about why. editorial status into acOne poscount does not attempt to sible justification Duke could correct social inequities, nor use is that the legacy admisdoes it promote diversity. Af- sions policy nurtures alumni ter discussing the issue with relationships that ultimately Christoph Guttentag, director bear monetary fruit. However, of undergraduate admissions, a multi-university study that we still maintain that the Uni- included Duke has shown that versity’s legacy policy is unfair. preferential legacy admission But, rather than reject the policies have no significant policy outright, we first want effect on comparative alumni to hear the University’s jus- donations. Since this general tifications for the policy, if it study casts doubt upon the has any. Currently, Duke does alumni donation justification, not present a well-founded Duke would need Duke-spedefense for the legacy admis- cific data evidencing the consions policy, but it must as long trary, in which Duke could
“Interdisciplinarity” means “staff, faculty and leadership all work together to falsely accuse our own students of rape.” And now, we have made it even easier to do so. —“E Thompson” commenting on the editorial “The new Duke.” See more at www.dukechronicle.com.
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analyze the effect admitting legacy students has had on alumni financial contributions. Currently no such data exists. Relying on an informal body of anecdotal evidence, which cannot definitely prove a legacy admissions policy is lucrative for the University, is not sufficient justification. Another possible justification for the legacy admissions policy is that legacy students contribute intangible nonmonetary benefits to their communities. Establishing strong familial networks within Duke may add to university identity and spirit, enabling Duke experience that extends beyond graduation. However, this justification is vague and must be fleshed out in order to be viable. What are these intangible benefits? Justifying
the legacy admissions policy on these grounds requires explicitly naming these advantages and weighing them against the policy’s disadvantages, specifically denying acceptance letters to possibly more qualified candidates. Do we genuinely believe that the legacy admissions policy keeps alumni more involved in reunion weekends, applicant interviews and such? If so, do these considerations prevail over our desire to have the most equitable admissions process possible? These are questions Duke must ask itself. As admission to Duke becomes increasingly competitive, the burden of proof falls on the University to prove that a legacy admissions policy brings benefits through
alumni donations or through more unquantifiable means. One of Guttentag’s justifications, that “sometimes we do things because we have always done things that way,” is not good enough. Many years ago, Duke admissions used to have separate admissions committees for applicants of each race: one for whites, one for blacks, one for Hispanics, and so forth. Duke recognized the practice was unfair, could not come up with good justifications to maintain it, and changed its policy. The legacy admissions policy, however long-standing, is not exempt from requiring justification. We challenge the University to attempt to justify it explicitly and specifically. If the policy cannot be justified, it must be abolished.
Men come first
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oyal, disloyal and undecided readers, I I personally prefer Cialis, but this is the land of the would like to spend this week’s column free: No one should be able to stop me from using talking about an issue near and dear to my Levitra or Viagra if the mood strikes me. I have the heart: the bodies of pre-menopausal women. right to choose. See, as an old man, and a ReAnd, as an old white male, I mainpublican at that, I have a very nutain the right to choose for others. anced perspective on these issues. Decisions like these should be left I’ve been present for at least one in the hand of business executives, of the births of my 10 children, and people who understand econommy latest wife allowed me to interics as well as I do (I was, after all, a course her with the lights on at least crucial leader of the financial sector 10 percent of the time (or, dispensfor much of the 2000s). People reing with the statistical terminology, spond to incentives, and if women approximately thrice). So if you get contraception, they’re going to had to go to only one person for have sex with a potentially unlimited advice on the “ovaries,” “uteri” and number of partners. Two? Three? “Bela Lugosian tubes” of women, it Four? More? With women being as obviously should be me. wily as they are, no man could posAnd I have a lot to say on the mat- grumpy trustee sibly know what their own woman ter, much like my political kindred would be up to at any given time. monday, monday spirits Richard Mourdock, Todd The idea gives me chills, as well as a Akin and many other Republicans very uneasy pill-induced erection. with the combed-over virility of a young Donald I am proud to say that any woman I have ever Trump. Now, on the first issue of legitimate or il- bedded was required to tell me I was the only man legitimate, ra—(Editor’s Note: This section of the they had ever been with. They also all claimed that column was removed because the author simply I was their best, which is somewhat confusing since left a 400-part flow chart describing how coercive I was their first partner, but I’ve long since gotten a sex act must be to be defined as “rape.” And the over the bizarre things women yell to me mid-coeditor of this column decided that even in com- itus, like “Is that it?” and “Oh, well isn’t that cute.” parison to the normal awkward lack of comedy in For, although I may not support Willard Romney Monday, Monday this semester, that would simply on every issue (for example, every view he held as be an excruciating bridge too far.) governor of Massachusetts), I do support what I unOf course, there are other issues on which I derstand to be his deeply held Mormon belief that have opinions, opinions I will shout loudly from there should be multiple women for every man, the hilltops until some news agency reports on it. and not vice versa. Gives me less to worry about. The first is this: Women are getting free contraThe truth is that this country has a decision to ception. Free! Free, so long as they merely have make this coming week. Do we really want to prohealth insurance! Thanks to my absurd federal tax vide contraception to nearly 15 million Americans, burden under the Obama administration of near- encouraging women to have rampant orgiastic sex ly 14.7 percent on my stock options-based income, whenever they desire? Do we want women to have I must be paying for dozens of people’s sex lives. the financial resources to be able to choose about And I had though I got out of that business after their reproductive health? the digitization of the adult film industry wrecked I would tell you what I think, but I am an elone of my most profitable ventures. derly white male. I’ve already said my piece on this Health insurance should only cover the most issue. important aspects of medical care. Heart surgery. Annual physicals. And no less than three major The Grumpy Trustee hopes that he made up for his pills that allow elderly men like myself to maintain ham-fisted political commentary with an ounce of selfan erection due to the debilitative effects of aging. deprecation and a pound of crude sex jokes.
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Twitter censorship and you
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he Internet is abuzz with the news Commentators have noted the posthat Twitter censored its first sibility that this is the first step along user on the 18th of this month. a slippery slope for Twitter. They fear The company notified us, the moths to that oppressive governments will be their flame, with a tweet able to petition Twitter that users in Germany to ban dissident users. would no longer be able Before we let ourselves to access tweets produced be swayed by this arguby @hannoverticker hanment, we have to recogdle (which is run by a nize that the protection German neo-Nazi group). of any right does not The requisite rant about slide on a scale with the “Big Brother” and the meredith jewitt only positions being “abend of free speech ensued solutely free” and “nonex post facto with editorials in major existent.” As long as promedia outlets throughtections like the review out the world criticizing the potential of consumers in the market exist, then dangers of this action. But before you the first step from absolute freedom work yourself into a tizzy, ask yourself will not mean an inescapable slide into the critical question: What does this ac- repression. The protection of rights is tually mean for me and other Twitter about finding the right shade of grey users? Probably nothing. Here’s why. into which it should fall and there is First, this is not a “freedom of no indication that Twitter intends to speech” issue in the way some com- further this policy to inappropriate mentators are framing it. Lest we for- limitations. get, Twitter, Inc. is a corporation. I am Third, even if Twitter did take censorry to be the bearer of bad news, but sorship too far and begin to limit defreedom of speech protection in the sirable dissidence, it would not mean Constitution only applies to restric- the end of Internet protest in 140 chartions set by the government and agents acters or less. Although this move by of the government. Being blocked Twitter is outside of the review of our from posting an opinion on the Inter- courts, it is well within the sphere of net by a private entity is very different consumer review. In the constantly from a police state limiting free speech shifting and notoriously unstable (rethrough force. This is not a case of the member Foursquare?) world of social Stazi lurking behind the door, but rath- media, Twitter is not a communication er of a corporation limiting access to goliath incapable of being toppled. If hate speech (not a more socially useful Twitter chooses to conform to the limitype of speech like political protest or tations on speech that exist across the religious expression) at the request of globe, the market will support a chala government. lenger that does not participate in cenSecond, this is being done in accor- sorship. It would only be a matter of dance with a long-standing law in Ger- time until a challenger attacked Twitmany. Nazi symbolism and speech have ter’s market share and users who disbeen banned in the German “Strafge- agreed with censorship policies would setzbuch” (criminal code) since the be able to support the challenger. fall of the Third Reich. This includes For these reasons, I don’t think everything from Nazi paraphernalia to blocking Germans from reading tweets white-power music. I think we can all by @hannoverticker is the sign of imunderstand the reasonableness of this pending doom. I think we still find law considering the historical reality in ourselves well within the realm of reaGermany. I think we can also recognize sonableness. If they turn identities of that Germany is not a dystopia ground- users over to the police state or come ed in human oppression despite the for the protestors and the dissidents I long history of strict enforcement of will change my mind, but I don’t think this law. Although this might not con- we are any closer to that than we were form with the American ideal of free at the beginning of the month. If you speech, I think most people would have disagree with me, then please continue a hard time arguing that it is an inap- to decry this censorship as evidence of propriate impingement on freedom in the slow decay of society into an Orthe German context. In a practical and wellian dystopia. … For now you’re still complicated world, I would assert that free to tweet about it. we have to be able to see the difference between reasonable limitations, like Meredith Jewitt is a first-year law stuthis one, and the corrosion of free- dent and the former editorial page editor of doms. Nuance is critical to our ability The Chronicle. Her column runs every other to understand and balance rights in Monday. You can follow Meredith on Twitthe modern world. ter @mljewitt.
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his fall, I’ve sustained my taste for hor- prevents couples from enjoying federal benror by following the election. Although efits even if they live in one of the states where no one knows what Romney really gay marriage is legal. Five cases on the conthinks, his stance on a few issues is incontest- stitutionality of DOMA are awaiting possible ably terrifying. review from the Supreme I spent last Halloween inCourt, so it would behoove side a psychiatric ward. After voters to remember that the being admitted for psychonew POTUS will appoint jussis, I felt lost and terrified tices who represent his views beyond anything I’ve experito the Court, an essential task enced before. As Oct. 31 apgiven that four of the nine jusproaches this year, I am again tices are over 70 years old. filled with anxiety, but now Perhaps due to mass hypdanica liu it’s because I’m back in touch nosis, people tend to claim winter is coming with reality. I’m back thanks that this election is a choice in part to the Affordable between the economy and Care Act, which mandated that insurance social issues. Fiscal conservatives hear about companies cover their carriers’ children until the awful consequences of a Romney presiage 26. Previously, companies covered stu- dency for women, minorities, LGBTQs, the dents, but usually not new graduates or other elderly, immigrants and anyone who isn’t a young adults who weren’t attending school. If wealthy, straight, white male, and they say, not for the ACA, my withdrawal from Duke “That’s nice, but now is not the time to vote would have disqualified me from coverage. on social issues.” It’s abhorrent to me that The total medical cost accumulated would’ve people are willing to sacrifice the rights of been upwards of $60,000. I am relieved and others for their own financial interest. Elena grateful that this act was in place when I was Botella, president of College Democrats of ill, but the prospect of a Romney presidency, North Carolina, makes the following point: in which he promises to repeal the ACA, fills “If the Democratic Party were to keep their me with dread for myself and others, who platform the same, but add a stipulation supmight be in similar situations. porting slavery, I wouldn’t consider myself a Further, Romney will drag America deep- Democrat. If there was a candidate who had er into unapologetic misogyny. The GOP’s good economic positions but strongly supviews on reproductive rights shock me more ported racism, I would immediately not vote than the shower scene from Psycho. He “ab- for him.” solutely” supports a personhood amendment, Basic standards of human decency aside, which defines life as beginning at conception Romney’s economic plan doesn’t make sense and therefore doesn’t provide exceptions for anyway. He promises to raise taxes and to inrape, incest or danger to mothers. Whatever crease defense spending. If he wants to balyour views on abortion, an amendment giv- ance the budget, he will have to cut public ing the government power over women’s spending by a huge amount, and slashing pregnancies is horrifying. Considering that Big Bird and Jim Lehrer from PBS won’t be “conservatism” entails a fundamental belief enough. No one’s sure what he’s planning, in small government, the GOP’s obsession but the Ryan plan would reduce money availwith inserting government policies into vagi- able for food stamps and education. As Bill nas is repulsive and hypocritical. Clinton noted, “Poverty, discrimination and Plus, Mitt Romney’s attitude toward gen- ignorance restrict growth.” Unless Romney der equality is as scary as watching slasher reveals that he has enough money in offshore movies by yourself. When a new study indi- accounts to personally pay off America’s debt, cates a clear wage gap even when controlling I will remain skeptical that his amorphous for occupational choices and domestic re- economic plan is in any way a good idea. sponsibilities, the prospect of a president who Such are the prospects of a Rom-merica. casually said, during the second presidential I won’t scare you with scary things happendebate, “If you’re going to have women in ing now, like the blatant racism in public disthe workforce,” makes me recoil. Romney’s course, exemplified in the hanging effigies answer that he will help women by saving the of Obama at the N.C. state fair. Don’t worry economy is insufficient: Failing to be firmly about the GOP’s denial of climate change, anti-discrimination is functionally equivalent or their bizarre beliefs about the legitimato being pro-discrimination. cy of rape. I don’t want to overwhelm you If I had to pick between watching Natalie with how Paul Ryan barged unannounced Portman peel a hangnail or Romney stub- into a homeless shelter so he could have a bornly tell a gay veteran he only believes in photo-shoot of him cleaning (already clean) opposite sex marriage, I’d take “Black Swan” dishes. any day. Romney consistently supports an Let’s leave it at this: A Romney presidency amendment banning same sex marriage, would be the economic and social equivalent because apparently America is too soft on of a national, systemic chainsaw. gays. Thanks to the currently active Defense of Marriage Act, the federal government Danica Liu is a Trinity sophomore. Her column doesn’t recognize same sex marriages, which runs every other Monday.
Mariah Hukins is a Trinity senior. You can follow Mariah on Twitter @thehukes.
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actually find out a lot about yeast,” Petes said. “When you’re looking at bigger or more complicated eukaryotes, even with Drosophila, the experiments start to get complicated and expensive.” When Petes’ lab initially began looking at mismatch repair mutations in yeast, they were looking at whether the enzymes affected the speed of simple repetitive sequences called microsatellites. As they were writing up the study, however, they found that cancer researchers had found similar microsatellite properties in cancer, hinting at a connection between the two. “At the time [the cancer researchers] weren’t aware of the yeast work so they didn’t make the connection with DNA mismatch repair,” he said. “Our contribution was making that connection pretty clear.... The basic research done with bacteria fed over into yeast work that we were doing and that immediately connected up with the clinical work that other people are doing with cancer.” Currently, the lab is working on
a different type of cancer where the cells contain extra or rearranged chromosomes. Petes noted that although people often single out an individual as if he or she has done everything, labs are collaborative in nature. “I’ve had a lab for about 35 years and I’ve had a lot of talented students, [post doctorates] and technicians that have done the work,” he said. “I basically stopped working in the lab in terms of test tubes and Petri dishes 25 years ago, so the work has not been done by me, it’s been done by the people in my lab.” Members of his lab noted that he has always emphasized the team aspect of scientific research. Jordan St. Charles, a graduate student in Petes’ lab from 2009 to 2012, added that Petes spends a lot of one-on-one time with each member in the lab and is very dedicated to his work. “Petes has compared being a scientist to being a monk—not so much a career as a calling,” Sabrina Cote, a postdoctorate in Petes’ lab, wrote in an email Wednesday.
been a member of the Genetics Society for a long time. I know many of the people in the Society, and I have tremendous respect for them, so it’s nice—an award from people you respect.” The lifetime achievement award is given for discoveries throughout a career, not just one finding, Petes noted. He began his research on baker’s yeast—the same yeast used in making bread or beer—as a graduate student, and has focused on it for more than 30 years since. Petes’ most notable discovery is in finding out that certain mutated yeast genes have properties similar to those in human cells. Some of these genes are related to ones that are mutated in cancers, in particular colorectal cancer. DNA polymerase is an enzyme that carries out DNA replication, but sometimes it makes mistakes in the process. Usually DNA’s mismatch repair process corrects these mistakes, but if there is something
wrong with this process, there is an elevated frequency of mutations in the whole genome, Petes said. DNA damage responses, which are necessary for the survival of all organisms from bacteria to man, are similar enough between yeast and humans that processes, like DNA replication, of one can inform about pathways of the other. “Breakthrough studies in yeast, like those done by Dr. Petes, help direct what studies we do in higher organisms,” Dr. Michael Kastan, executive director of the Duke Cancer Institute and William W. Shingleton professor of pharmacology and cancer biology, wrote in an email Tuesday. Given these similarities, yeast is an ideal organism to study, Petes said. The unicellular microorganism is also inexpensive, easy to do experiments with and can be frozen for long periods of time then defrosted for use later, making it more appealing for study than a larger organism. “If you have Petri dishes and a medium and toothpicks you can
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