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Royster to serve five months

Online ed has two-pronged strategy

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it is an opportunity to reflect on the challenges of the past and plan for the challenges of the future,” said Black Student Alliance President Marcus Benning, a junior. “It marks the moment when Duke decided to say ‘no’ to hatred and exclusion and began to say ‘yes’ to diversity and inclusion.” The events, coordinated by University administrators, faculty, students and alumni, will initiate with a reception at the Nasher Museum of Art late January, wrote Zoila Airall, assistant vice president of student affairs for campus life and member of the celebration’s advisory committee, in an email. The three surviving members of the University’s first class of black undergraduates—Gene Kendall, Engineering ’67, Wilhelmina Reuben-

Former Duke student Lee Royster has been sentenced to five months in prison for driving while impaired, resulting in the death of classmate Matthew Grape. Royster pleaded guilty to felony death by vehicle at a hearing Nov. 16. Royster was driving the vehicle intoxicated with Grape in the passenger seat when the accident occurred at 2:40 a.m. Sept. 15, 2011. The felony indicment was issued by a Durham County grand jury last November. Grape’s mother Linda said the Duke community did not support her family, including her older son, Peter Grape, Trinity ’08. At least 20 Duke students, including members of Alpha Delta Phi fraternity, of which Grape, his brother Peter and Royster were members, filed into the Durham County courtroom to support Royster, Linda Grape added. “Who was there to support our family, especially my older son, who is a member of the alleged fraternity?” Grape wrote in an email Sunday. “My dead son’s life has been trivialized. Is this how the Duke community supports a loyal family?” Following his five months of incarceration, Royster will have 60 months of supervised probation. As part of the terms of his probation, Royster’s driver’s license will be suspended, and he will be subjected to random intoxication tests—any level of intoxication is considered a violation of probation. He was also sentenced to 300 hours of community service. He Lee Royster will also be expected to educate other college students and high school students about the dangers of drinking and driving. Royster must also pay $32,538.22 in restitution by Nov. 16, 2017, five years after he pled guilty to the charges, to complete his probation. Felony death by vehicle—a Class E felony defined under North Carolina state law as an impaired driver unintentionally causing the death of another person when impairment is deemed to be the proximate cause of death—can result in 15 to 31 months in prison or supervised probation, according to North Carolina sentencing guidelines. Assistant District Attorney Dale Morrill, the prosecutor in the case, and Bill Thomas, Royster’s defense attorney, could not be reached for comment.



Even with a new campus under construction in Kunshan, China, Duke’s largest global venture is taking place in cyberspace. The University has committed itself to online education through two enterprising ventures—Coursera, a platform for massive open online courses, and now Semester Online, presented by 2U, which will offer smaller forcredit courses to students at Duke and nine other universities. The two systems are targeted at different audiences of different scopes. Both serve to project the Duke brand, but the merit of this publicity is contested. The online initiatives represent the University’s attempt to dive into an emerging and constantly shifting field, Provost Peter Lange said. “It’s an incredibly fast and dynamic world,” he said. “We’re trying out different things... so that we can be flexible and prepared in what is a pretty dynamic environment.” MOOCs offered through Coursera are accessible to anybody around the world with internet access, and enroll tens of thousands of people at a time. Semester Online, on the other hand, offers smaller scale education with lecture classes capped at 300 students alongside 20-person discussion sections. Duke SEE ONLINE ON PAGE 6


Duke is now involved in two online educational initiatives. Through the Coursera platform, professors are able to offer large-scale courses to the public, whereas 2u courses count for Duke credit.

Duke preps Year of celebration to honor for student half-century of integration life at DKU by Imani Moise THE CHRONICLE

by Lauren Carroll THE CHRONICLE

Planning for student life at Duke Kunshan University is now underway, amidst uncertainties about what shape the campus will take. As academic planning for the new China campus continues, working groups have begun to develop ideas for what student life will be like in Kunshan. But those involved with the planning foresee multiple challenges, including how to bridge cultural gaps, address academic freedom and plan for a small but diverse student population. Additionally, DKU’s SEE DKU ON PAGE 5

New film focuses on issues facing critically endangered lemurs, Page 2

At the start of the Spring semester, Duke will kick off a year-long celebration of the University’s 50th anniversary of student integration. Duke will host a series of events— “Celebrating the Past, Charting the Future: Commemorating 50 Years of Black Students at Duke University”—remembering the desegregation and matriculation of the first five black undergraduate students in 1963. Although still in the planning stages, programming will include artistic, intellectual and service-oriented events. The celebration’s organizers hope that the series will call on members of the Duke community to reflect on Duke’s past, present and future. “The entire community should be excited about the 50th anniversary because


“Our country has always been a refuge for the persecuted.... Clinton said, ’Gay rights are human rights.’” —Patrick Oathout in “A rainbow system.” See column page 11

Television exposure among Battle 4 Atlantis issues, Page 7

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Film outlines effects of Options readied for troops illegal logging on lemurs in Afghanistan after 2014 by Danielle Muoio THE CHRONICLE

A documentary set to air across the U.S. in December exposes the impact illegal rosewood logging has on critically endangered silky sifaka lemurs. “Madagascar, Lemurs and Spies” features Erik Patel, a postdoctoral researcher at the Duke Lemur Center, and Sascha Von Bismarck, an investigator based in the Environmental Investigation Agency United States office, as they journey deep into Madagascar to preserve the rare lemurs’ habitats. The film, shown Monday night in the Physics

Building, begins with a description of Patel’s efforts to understand silky sifakas in order to save a dying species. When he realizes the species’ preservation relies on cracking down on illegal rosewood and ebony logging, Patel reaches out to Von Bismarck for help. “Rosewood is a dying species—it’s close to extinction and that’s mainly human driven and we don’t need it to do anything,” Patel said in an interview after the film. “It’s not essential to our existence, but those forests are essential SEE LEMURS ON PAGE 3






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A documentary about critically endangered silky sifaka lemurs featuring Erik Patel, a postdoctoral researcher at the Duke Lemur Center, was presented on campus Monday night.

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WASHINGTON — Pentagon leaders intend to present options for the number of U.S. troops to keep in Afghanistan next year and beyond to President Obama by year’s end, according to the Defense Department’s chief spokesman. “We haven’t really reached a point where any single number has ripened into recommendations,” George Little told reporters Monday, after the Wall Street Journal and New York Times quoted unnamed officials saying as many as 10,000 troops may remain after 2014. With 66,000 U.S. troops now in Afghanistan, down from a high of 100,000 in May 2011, debate is centering on how many will be withdrawn over the next two years. The large-scale U.S. and North Atlantic Treaty Organization presence is scheduled to end in 2014, turning over the security lead to Afghanistan military and police forces. Obama campaigned for re-election on a pledge to “transition out” of Afghanistan, saying in an Oct. 22 debate with Republican challenger Mitt Romney that “there’s no reason why Americans should die when Afghans are perfectly capable of defending their own country.” He didn’t say how many U.S. troops would remain in the war-torn country. Obama’s decision faces multiple complications, starting with the absence so far of a Status of Forces Agreement with the U.S.backed Afghan government of President Hamid Karzai. Among its provisions would be exempting U.S. troops from local law

enforcement actions. Such an agreement is due, but not guaranteed, in May. The failure of the government of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to pass such an agreement forced the withdrawal of all American forces from that country at the end of 2011. Congress has provided more than $51 billion since 2002 to build an Afghan security force, which has about 337,000 personnel today. Efforts to withdraw U.S. forces must be reconciled against challenges, including difficulties in training Afghan forces, insider attacks on U.S. and allied troops, government-wide corruption and insurgent safe havens in Pakistan. “The odds of ‘success’ in creating a stable, secure, and democratic Afghanistan moving towards economic development on a national and regional basis by 2014—or even 2020—are less than even,” Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington concluded in June. Max Boot, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, told the House Armed Services Committee in June that he would advise against withdrawing any of the remaining troops next year. “This is a very dangerous situation to leave behind, which could potentially destabilize” and “lead to the overthrow” of the Karzai government, he said. Establishing security “will be difficult enough to do with even 68,000 troops, and I fear impossible SEE TROOPS ON PAGE 4

Request for input to the regular review of Tracy Futhey VP for Information Technology and CIO University senior officials are subject to administrative reviews at regular intervals by a broad-based committee of colleagues. This is Tracy Futhey’s second review since her appointment as Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer in 2002. Members of the review committee are: Leslie Collins (Pratt), John Gallagher (Fuqua), James McPherson (Human Resources), Lynn Smith-Lovin (Sociology), Dan Sorin (Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science), Billy Willis (DHTS), and Tim Walsh (VP for Finance and chair of the committee). The committee invites all members of the Duke community to provide comments on Futhey’s leadership effectiveness in regard to technology support and innovation as well as whether the role remains appropriate for facing future opportunities and challenges.


John Prendergast has worked for more than 25 years to promote peace in Africa, including serving as a special advisor for the White House, the U.S. State Department, UNICEF and other government and nonprofit agencies. He is co-founder of the Enough Project, an initiative to end genocide and crimes against humanity.


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LEMURS from page 2 to the existence of a lot of plants and animals.” Patel has journeyed to Marojejy National Park—located in northeastern Madagascar—since 2000, living in a tent in the forest for ten months out of the year. Waking up every day at 4:30 a.m., Patel treks the region for the “ghosts of the forests” so that he can put radio collars on the few groups of lemurs he can find and collect samples of their feces. Doing so allows Patel to collect data on how many silky sifakas live in the forest and keep tabs on their health—the feces provides information on parasites in

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their systems. Silky sifakas depend heavily on the conservation of Madagascar’s rainforests because their complex diets prevent them from being able to live in captivity or zoos. Female silky sifakas also only give birth to one baby every two years and are only fertile for one day each year, making a revitalization of the species incredibly difficult. When Patel’s surveys of the species’ situation in Madagascar continuously showed that the biggest threat to lemur security was illegal logging, he trekked to the only internet cafe in the nearest town to share information about the practice. He noted that the threat of illegal logging was well-known, but there was a



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need for someone to take a real initiative and tackle the logging mafia. “There are eyes everywhere,” he said. “We know exactly what’s happening even if we can’t stop all of it.” The illegal logging of rosewood and ebony grew when a coup led by Andry Rajoelina overthrew former President Marc Ravalomanana in 2009. Patel said immediately following the coup, people rushed into national parks to cut down the precious woods. Some of this influx was orchestrated by the rosewood mafia. “It was just an out of control free-forall right after the coup, like nothing we’d ever seen before,” he said. An article written by Von Bismarck about illegal logging inspired Patel to get in touch and ask for his assistance. In 2008, a new amendment to the Lacey Act—a U.S. conservation law that criminalizes the destruction of plants and wildlife—banned the commerce of illegally sourced plants and their products. This meant that American companies could face heavy fines and incarceration for importing illegal timber for the first time. Von Bismarck said Patel presented an opportunity to put the Lacey Act to work, so he decided to go undercover and expose what Patel was witnessing on a daily basis. To do so, Von Bismarck posed as a wood trader, which required the creation of a fake company, business cards and back stories. The preparation for his investigation took time, but Von Bismarck eventually found himself in a conversation with Roger Thunam, a major player in the ebony and rosewood export business. “It turns out if you show up, they’ll just find you,” Von Bismarck said of the rosewood mafia. After passing Thunam’s “test”—a series of questions that tested his story—

Von Bismarck was led deep into the rainforest where he secretly videotaped his journey and collected the GPS location of tree stumps and trees Thunam’s men planned to cut down. Von Bismarck also saw the warehouse where the wood was stored and saw many of the pieces being cut to create guitars. “If you’re buying wood from Madagascar, the answer is it is being cut in National Parks,” he said. “The question then is, ‘What did the guys who were actually exporting that stuff ask?” Von Bismarck returned to Washington, D.C. to figure out where the wood exports were going. He found that a small percentage of these exports were going to an intermediary company in Germany, which sold them to Gibson Guitars, a company located in Nashville, Tenn. With an arsenal of evidence, Gibson passed his findings over to federal officers, who quickly raided Gibson headquarters in August 2011. “They came in with weapons, shut down our company [and] it cost us millions of dollars,” Gibson President David Berryman said in the film. “Madagascar is a pretty screwed up place.... I knew illegal logging was taking place and had an impact on wildlife and it should be stopped.” Berryman then insisted that he did not know the wood was coming from Madagascar. In an interview after the film’s screenings, Patel said Gibson eventually admitted they were guilty. The company had to pay $300,000 in fines. “It’s a really important film because Gibson got fined, we got something out of all of this,” Patel said. “We got it to the public’s attention.” The film will be screened on Animal Planet, Dec. 18 at 8 p.m.

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50TH from page 1 Cooke, Woman’s College ’67, and Nathaniel White, Trinity ’67—will attend the reception at the Nasher and participate in additional events. The year when the first five black undergraduates arrived, there were three black graduate students who had enrolled the year before—following the Board of Trustees’ decision to desegregate the graduate and professional schools on March 8, 1961. They came to a campus with two black professors, no black administrators and segregated restrooms. Benning noted that BSA will unofficially serve as a liaison between students and the executive committee of administrators coordinating the celebration. BSA,

TROOPS from page 2 if we go substantially below that number,” Boot said. Afghanistan’s national election in April 2014 was cited as a crucial event by Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, Obama’s nominee to lead U.S. and NATO troops there. Without successful elections, “I’m concerned that the conditional” international contributions pledged this year “both for development and for security forces, won’t be there,” he told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Nov. 15. “The legitimacy of those elections in the eyes of the Afghan people are gonna have a lot to do with their willingness to support the Afghan government” and not support the Taliban, he said. More immediately, U.S. commanders are attempting to reduce the number of “green-on-blue” attacks by Afghan personnel against U.S. and NATO troops. Since


he added, hopes to contribute mainly through their annual Black Student Alliance Invitational recruitment weekend in held in March. “References to the 50th anniversary will be made throughout the entire weekend and all of our events will be 50th-themed,” Benning said. He added that BSA is teaming up with the Alumni Association, the Office of Student Affairs and the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture to increase donations from black alumni. Additional programs beyond the reception include a Duke-Durham civil rights event, a music festival and alumni events around the country, according to an October Duke news release. The celebration will conclude with a Founders’

Day weekend ceremony Fall 2013. In early October, the department of African and African-American studies will also host an academic symposium, designed by Bayo Holsey, associate professor of African and African-American Studies. Keith Daniel, staff director for the commemoration and former director of community and campus engagement for the Duke Chapel, wrote in an email that the Nasher will work with the North Carolina Central University Art Museum on an exhibition featuring the work of the Kenyan-American artist Wangechi Mutu for the celebration. He added that the event will be an ideal opportunity to incorporate the entire student body in the commemoration.

January, 37 of the insider attacks have killed 51 coalition troops, including 32 Americans. The attacks have raised concerns “about the pace of progress toward the scheduled hand-off,” wrote John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, in his latest quarterly report. Sopko also warned that “pervasive corruption in public life is widely seen as a major obstacle to reform, development, stability and growth for the country.” Another immediate issue is encouraging Pakistan to do more to disrupt insurgents’ sanctuaries near the Afghan border in northwest Pakistan. “It’s not apparent to me that there’s been any progress” in reducing the safe havens, Dunford said at the Senate hearing on his nomination. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said in response to a question after a Nov. 20 speech in Washington that “in many ways the success in Afghanistan is dependent on

having a Pakistan that is willing to confront terrorism on their side of the border.” “So in order to really have a secure Afghanistan, ultimately Pakistan is going to have to take responsibility for taking on these terrorists and eliminating the safe havens,” Panetta said. The U.S. military commitment after 2014 is likely to include counter-terrorism forces and conventional force advisers who would train Afghan forces, Dunford told lawmakers. Special forces to help hunt insurgents and advisory and assistance personnel are needed to sustain a “clear and compelling narrative” that the U.S. will support the Afghan government, Dunford said. While there has been a lot of “discussion informally” about “where things might be headed,” Little said today he wasn’t aware of a “formal set of recommendations” from the current commander in Afghanistan, Marine Gen. John Allen, “for formal passage to the White House.”

ROYSTER from page 1 The accident happened when Royster was driving 65 mph—30 mph above the speed limit—on Academy Road when the vehicle veered into the opposite lane and then off the road. It eventually struck a tree before rolling down an embankment and landing on its roof. Grape was pronounced dead at the scene. The probable cause of death was found to be blunt force trauma to the head, according to the report by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Two other fatal accidents, one in 1992 and the other in 1997, have occurred at the sharp curve in the road. The earlier accidents also involved impaired driving. The North Carolina Department of Transportation decided to add more signs along this stretch in October 2011. Royster was taken to the Duke University Hospital for his injuries, where his blood alcohol level was recorded at 0.281. The legal limit in North Carolina is .08. He was released later that morning. Royster was no longer enrolled as a student at Duke as of March, following the felony charge. Linda Grape noted that no Duke administrators attended the hearing, which she found disappointing. Vice President for Student Affairs Larry Moneta said he was out of town and other administrators were unable to attend due to scheduling conflicts. Dean of Students Sue Wasiolek said she did not know about the hearing until that morning, by which time her calendar for the day was already filled. Linda Grape said she hopes students will learn from her son’s tragic death and realize the dangers of drunk driving. “I hope that students can fully appreciate that there are consequences for their actions,” Grape said.


DKU from page 1 construction completion date has fluctuated since the campus first began to take shape, so administrators are only able to work toward a tentative target date between late 2013 and early 2014. Duke has much to learn from Chinese university administrators, said Vice President for Student Affairs Larry Moneta, who recently returned from a trip to China where he spoke with student affairs officials at Wuhan University—Duke’s Chinese legal partner—and visited the DKU campus. Moneta is working with Li-Chen Chin, director of the International House, among others, to address everything from dining and housing to health care. Student affairs will be under the purview of DKU Executive Vice Chancellor Mary Bullock, who will take on her position full time in January. Moneta cited health care at DKU as a primary example of something that will be difficult to tackle because it is so different from the American model. He added that the student affairs working group is planning to enter talks with several possible

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health care providers in China to create a health center and to ensure access to emergency and ongoing care facilities. The Kunshan Student Advisory Council, comprised of 10 undergraduate and 10 graduate students, has been brainstorming ideas for what students might want on the Kunshan campus. In their planning, they are trying to bridge the gap between what Chinese students and American students are looking for, said Junyang Wang, Trinity ’11 and student liaison at the Office of Global Strategy and Programs. At the moment, administrators are anticipating that the student population will be half Chinese and half American or other international students. “There’s no other campus like this,” Wang, who is also a first-year Duke Global Health Institute graduate student said. “We don’t have anything to model off of, and it could very well change.” Nora Bynum, vice provost for DKU and China initiatives, noted that initially it might be hard to build a community because students will only stay on the campus for short periods of time, and they will all


Construction of the Duke Kunshan University campus, seen last week, is set to finish sometime between the end of 2013 and beginning of 2014.

be part of small, individual programs. Some of the ideas that have come up so far include 24-hour dining, sports facilities and shuttles to and from cities around Kunshan, Wang said. He added that subcommittees—looking at topics such as extracurriculars, student services and diversity—will present specific ideas to the whole group Thursday. Students are particularly interested in developing an academic honor code because standards of academic integrity are not black and white in China, he noted. Moneta said he was previously led to believe that DKU was in a somewhat remote location. But after visiting, he realized that it is in a quickly growing area with easy access to downtown Kunshan and nearby cities via high-speed rail. “I came back kind of excited about how relatively nearby opportunities are both on and off campus,” he said. “There is a lot more interesting life than I expected.” Physically, the campus appears to be taking shape, Moneta said. He added that the campus was abuzz with workers. At the September Academic Council meeting, Provost Peter Lange noted that there was a temporary lull in construction due to a “dispute” this Spring. He did not elaborate on the nature of the dispute but at the time said Kunshan was confident that the campus facilities would be complete enough to host students and visitors July 2013. Since Duke received preparation approval from the Chinese Ministry of Education—the first step in the approval process—in August, the campus has received much attention in China. Bynum said the city of Kunshan is now “highly motivated” to finish building the campus as soon as possible. The city government is funding the campus’ construction—which was previously estimated to be worth $260 million.

“One of the things that we’re hoping will accelerate [the construction] is that it’s become a very public project,” she said. Duke is currently in the process of submitting its application for final establishment approval from the Chinese Ministry of Education, which they need in order to offer degree programs through DKU. Because DKU has not received establishment approval, Duke is not allowed to formally recruit and enroll students to earn a DKU degree. Throughout the Fall, administrators have said there will likely be non-degree programming taking place at the campus before the university is approved for degree-seeking students, but plans will not be formalized until construction is closer to completion. As soon as the conference center, classrooms and residence halls are finished, Duke will start to offer programs— ranging from undergraduate study abroad and DukeEngage to research opportunities and conferences, Bynum said. “We’ll try to work in as much programming as we can,” Bynum said. “As soon as we can do it, we will do it.” Any programs at the Kunshan campus before final approval will be offered jointly through Duke and Wuhan—not DKU, because the university will not yet be an independent entity, said Haiyan Gao, chair of the China Faculty Council and the Henry Newson professor of physics. Duke faculty have already approved a Master of Management Studies degree through the Fuqua School of Business as well as a Master of Science and an undergraduate study abroad program through DGHI. Faculty have only been formally recruited so far for the DGHI-sponsored programs. The China Faculty Council is currently reviewing about 15 proposals for potential research projects in China, some of which could be based in Kunshan.

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COURSERA from page 1 signed onto both ventures within the last six months, denoting the increasing prevalence of online engagement in higher education. “There are a lot of goals that one might have with regard to leveraging technology to improve education,” said Jeremy Johnson, cofounder of 2U. “The goal of a MOOC is very different from the goal of Semester Online.”


Come one, come all Mohamed Noor, Earl D. McLean professor and associate chair of biology, has discovered the privileges of reaching thousands of students at a time through the Coursera platform. He currently is teaching a course titled “Introduction to Genetics and Evolution,” which has just under 30,000 students enrolled, having peaked at about 33,000. Noor said he has “really, really, really thoroughly enjoyed” the experience, adding that he has had the opportunity to reach an extremely diverse group of learners. Participants include an 11-year-old and an 81-year-old and a spectrum of learners in between, Noor said, noting that although participation in assessments and assignments has declined since the course started—it is currently in its eighth of 10 weeks—numerous students are still auditing the course. “Everybody is so overwhelmingly appreciative of the opportunity to be a part of this class,” Noor said. “These people really fundamentally, genuinely want to learn.... They’re getting no credential whatsoever.” Noor stressed the satisfaction of teaching a class that is so enthusiastically—albeit virtually—attended. “It’s like running an ice cream store where the ice cream is free,” he said. The openness of Coursera, however, has the potential to decrease the value of the Duke brand, said Jacob Vigdor, professor of public policy and economics, a higher educa-


tion expert. “We justify how expensive we are... by ensuring quality control—offering more in-person interaction—and by keeping the Duke degree scarce,” Vigdor said. “Exclusivity is the name of the game, and the concern with Coursera is by marketing ourselves as a competitor to the University of Phoenix, we are damaging our perception of exclusivity, which is necessary for our contingent survival.” The University has a duty to share knowledge with the rest of the world, though, and Coursera is a new manifestation of this duty, Dean of Arts and Sciences Laurie Patton said. “All public service is benefit to the University because the University’s mission is about sharing knowledge with the world,” Patton wrote in an email Monday. “That outreach is going to look different in each generation, and we happen to be living in a particularly vibrant time.” Likewise, sophomore Sofia Manfredi said she believes the University’s offering of free courses is only positive. “I don’t think Duke loses anything by providing public service,” Manfredi said. “I don’t think it detracts from our education.” Noor said that although both free online courses and a four-year degree have the Duke brand attached to them, he does not believe Coursera jeopardizes the value of a full Duke degree. “We’re not giving away the same product,” Noor said. “Think of it like apps in the app store—the light version and the paid version. We’re giving away the light. There’s a big advantage to buying the full app.” Increasing flexibility The 2U platform is designed to emulate an on-campus class experience, including small class sizes with discussion sections and group work, Johnson said. For discussion sections, a student’s computer screen “looks a little like The Brady Bunch,” allowing students to raise

their hands like they would in a physical classroom, he added. “Half the [educational] experience is being surrounded by students,” Johnson said. “They challenge you. The notion is if you’re going to create something really high quality online, with the same degree of rigor, you need to engage with other smart, thoughtful, driven students who you’d experience on campus as well.” 2U’s merit lies in the opportunities it provides students, Vigdor said, noting that Semester Online allows students to take more specialized courses they might not otherwise have access to on campus due to low enrollment. “Out of 6,000 undergraduates, there might be five students interested in taking a course of a relatively obscure subject—but something of great interest to those five,” Vigdor said. “The promise of 2U is that you can take five students here, and a few students from other universities that are partners, and you group them together. You take advantage of economies of scale that way.” Participation in Semester Online courses will be limited to students enrolled at the participating universities and a select few others, chosen through an application process. Duke students will be able to take advantage of Semester Online during time abroad or during the summer, Lange said. The online courses offered by Duke and the other universities involved in the initiative—including the University of Notre Dame, Northwestern University and Vanderbilt University—may constitute a worthy and convenient alternative to taking summer courses for credit at other local universities or community colleges. Logistics have not yet been determined with regard to how many 2U courses may be taken for credit, and what Trinity Requirements they will fulfill. Many of these parameters will be up to the discretion of professors offering the courses, Lange said.

A growing field Duke is experimenting in a very new field, Lange said, noting that Coursera did not exist one year ago. The two platforms offer different benefits for the University, he said. “We’re learning a lot through the Coursera courses we’re offering about things we can do for our own courses,” he said. “How do we use group discussion, how do we use online materials, can we construct online—not face-toface—experiences that are richer? There’s a lot to learn from this experience.” On-campus teaching has been bolstered by the experience of offering online content, Noor said. Students in his class next semester will be able to watch online lectures instead of doing textbook readings for homework, allowing time for more interesting activities and deeper engagement with material during class time. The University’s willingness to explore such uncharted waters in the field of higher education demonstrates the flexibility it wields as a relatively young institution, Vigdor noted. The current climate of economic instability fosters the need for experimentation and innovation, he said, adding that Duke can pull out of the ventures if it determines that they are not beneficial. Junior Danish Husain said he has used online platforms in the past, such as MIT OpenCourseWare and Khan Academy, both of which post course materials and lectures online. These resources have proven useful as reinforcements for difficult concepts, Husain said, noting that the online materials are particularly helpful for math and science courses. Online higher education fits into modern trends of globalization, he added. Husain said he is looking forward to the launch of Semester Online, noting that apart from getting credit, one of the main draws is the opportunity to learn in a new environment. “Getting to know people outside of Duke University is always a plus,” he said.


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Catch up on your latest basketball news, Duke moving to No. 2 in the rankings and Quinn Cook earning ACC Co-Player of the Week Honors, on the sports blog.


Lessons from Duke’s strong start TV among tourney hitches The Blue Devils should be the No. 1 team in the country today. That’s what an undefeated start highlighted by two wins over the preseason top five should mean, especially when the top team, Indiana, bases its claim on tenuous wins against Georgia and a then-unranked Georgetown team. College coaches already have little incentive to add top competition to their non-conference schedules beyond Chris the guaranteed money that comes with early-season tournaments—Duke made a reported $2 million last week in the Bahamas—and this only adds to that trend. For a sport facing a nationwide attendance crisis, it’s headed in the wrong direction. In truth, though, the whole argument doesn’t matter. It’s still November, and thankfully there’s no college basketball BCS-equivalent to make the Associated Press all-important. And just because the polls don’t mean anything now doesn’t mean there isn’t anything to learn from what we saw over the weekend in the Bahamas. Here is a list of what’s important moving forward. 1. Once again, Coach K has the best prepared team of the fall With Saturday’s win against Louisville, the Blue Devils clinched their sixth straight fall tournament title, a run of 23 wins, including six against


to know their roles on both sides of the court—though so far most of the team has been relegated to the bench. Duke ranks 337th in bench minutes so far in Division I, but is that really an issue? I don’t think it’s cause for major concern— the 2010 NCAA championship team ranked 315th. Plus, Marshall Plumlee’s return will likely mean fewer minutes for

This is part two of a two part series looking at non-basketball aspects of Duke basketball’s trip to the Bahamas. Today’s examines the tourtnament’s television rights and playing venue. Although the journey to Nassau for the Battle 4 Atlantis was much easier for Duke than the 4,700-mile trek to the Maui Invitational last year, those trying to watch on television had a much more difficult experience. Games in Maui are televised on ESPN, but television rights for the Atlantis tournament were granted to a pair of newly rebranded networks, AXS TV and NBC Sports Network, which were formerly known as HDNet and Versus, respectively. Most Duke fans were able to watch the Blue Devils in the semifinals and finals on NBC Sports Network, but the first-round game on AXS TV was unavailable to a significant portion of the Blue Devil faithful. “We obviously work with ESPN a lot, so we knew there was a possibility—I kind of thought it would be different,” said Mike Cragg, a senior associate director of athletics who handles much of the team’s scheduling. “The AXS thing—I hope they can get





Duke’s early-season success is a sign of head coach Mike Krzyzewski preparing his team well, Cusack writes. ranked opponents. The 2012 Battle 4 Atlantis was arguably the toughest of them all, featuring a field that statistician Ken Pomeroy wrote “has to be one of the most difficult in the history of preseason tournaments.” The unblemished record is a testament to how well Krzyzewski and his staff prepare before the season actually starts. Despite the lineup juggling that we’ve seen over the last few weeks, the Blue Devils already seem


ACC awards roll in for the Blue Devils Renfree and Crowder earn weekly honors Monday, Cockrell highlight All-ACC selections by Daniel Carp

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The Blue Devils did not walk away with a win against Miami, but two players came away with ACC Player of the Week honors following a 52-45 loss to the Hurricanes in Duke’s regular-season finale. Redshirt senior quarterback Sean Renfree was named the conference’s Offensive Back of the Week and sophomore wide receiver Jamison Crowder was named ACC Receiver of the Week. Renfree completed 36-of-59 passes for 432 yards and four second-half touchdowns as Duke fell short of a lategame comeback against the Hurricanes. The signal caller’s effort matched the program record for most touchdowns in one half and most pass attempts without an interception. Duke’s co-captain Renfree, however, said he would have been more satisfied with securing the team’s first winning record since 1994. “I really don’t care about the records and that stuff. I really care about the win, and we didn’t get it,” Renfree said. “I think the biggest thing was our offensive line did a good job giving us protection throughout the game, especially on

Nine Duke football players received All-ACC honors Monday afternoon following the conclusion of the regular season Saturday. Cornerback Ross Cockrell and punter Will Monday received first-team selections for the Blue Devils. Safety Walt Canty and wide receiver Conner Vernon were named to the second team and defensive end Kenny Anunike, wide receiver Jamison Crowder, guard Dave Harding, kicker Ross Martin and tackle Perry Simmons were named honorable mentions. Duke had just four players receive AllACC honors in 2011. Voting on the All-ACC teams was conducted by 46 members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association. Monday was the Blue Devils’ leading votegetter with 73 points. The redshirt freshman from Flowery Branch, Ga. ranked first in the conference and 14th in the nation with an average of 44.1 yards per punt. The team’s other first-team selection, Cockrell, was the ACC’s leader in interceptions, picking off five passes in 2012. As one of the team’s co-captains this season, the redshirt junior ranked third in the conference in passes defended and


Duke wide receiver Jamison Crowder caught eight passes for 203 yards in the team’s loss to Miami. third downs.” Crowder hauled in eight catches for 203 yards and two touchdowns, including a 99-yard strike from Renfree that set the record for the longest play in Duke history and the longest pass play in 60 SEE WEEKLY HONORS ON PAGE 8

recorded 63 tackles, 4.0 tackles for a loss and 12 pass breakups while starting every game for Duke. Vernon earned second-team honors for the third consecutive season to cap off a senior year in which he rewrote both the Duke and ACC record books. The Miami, Fla. native caught a school single-season record 75 passes for 955 yards and seven touchdowns in 2012, in the process setting the ACC’s all-time records for receptions with 273, receiving yards with 3,630 and consecutive games with a reception, catching a pass in each of his 47 career games Leading Duke and ranking fifth in the conference with 102 tackles, Canty earned All-ACC honors for the first time in his senior season. The Blue Devil co-captain from Roebuck, S.C. added 5.5 tackles for a loss, one interception, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and three pass breakups. Anunike received an honorable mention, recording 42 tackles, 6.0 tackles for a loss, 5.0 sacks and one forced fumble this season. A redshirt senior from Galena, Ohio, Anunike will return for a sixth season of eligibility in 2013 after knee injuries ended both his 2008 and 2011 campaigns SEE ALL-ACC ON PAGE 8

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prematurely. Breaking out in his sophomore season, Crowder led Duke with 1,025 receiving yards and eight touchdowns this year, catching 70 passes. The Monroe, N.C. native had a career day in the Blue Devils’ season-finale against Miami, catching eight passes for 203 yards and two touchdowns, including a 99-yard strike from quarterback Sean Renfree for the longest play in Duke football history. Harding and Simmons, both redshirt juniors, helped to anchor Duke’s offensive line this season. Both players started all 12 games up front for the Blue Devils and helped the unit rank second in the ACC in pass protection, allowing a sack just once every 26.37 pass attempts. Martin, a freshman kicker from Solon, Ohio, converted 18-of-20 field goals and made all 44 of his extra point attempts. He set the Duke freshman record for most points in a season with 98 and was a perfect 6-for-6 on field goals 40 yards or longer.

years of ACC football. “Once I caught it, the only thing that was going through my mind was not to get caught from behind,” Crowder said. “Miami, they have a lot of fast players. I just wanted to give it my all and get to the end zone.” Crowder now holds Duke’s singleseason record with five touchdown receptions of more than 50 yards on the season. Renfree connected with Crowder and senior Conner Vernon on a number of occasions as the pair each topped 100 yards and combined for four second-half scores. Duke was able to pull within one score of Miami on two occasions late in the game but could not even it up. “Coach [Cutcliffe] got on us at halftime, and we knew we had to come out in the second half and fight,” Crowder said. “I felt like we came out and fought. We still had a lot of mistakes in the second half, but going into our bowl game we have a lot of adjustments to make.”


In his last regular season game, senior Sean Renfree threw for 432 yards with four touchdowns.

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Quinn Cook complained about the heat on the Battle 4 Atlantis court after Duke’s win vs. Minnesota.

ATLANTIS from page 7 that a little more distributed…. The games are worthy—if you look at the fields going forward—the fields are definitely worthy of having national exposure, and so that was disappointing for us.” AXS TV, which was developed by entrepreneur Mark Cuban—who also owns the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks—is aiming to be the “ESPN of music,” according to Cuban. “Our focus is on live concerts and special events,” Cuban wrote in a November 23 e-mail. “So you won’t see us focus on college basketball.” Nonetheless, Cuban said that AXS TV plans to continue broadcasting the Battle 4 Atlantis “for a long time.” “We aren’t owned by a big conglomerate. We are not part of a big media empire. As a result we have to work harder to get carriage,” Cuban said. “Hopefully Duke fans everywhere will call their local TV providers and ask for AXS TV to be carried.” There were other hitches for the Blue Devils during their stay in the Bahamas. They had to get used to an unusual lighting setup in the conference center-turnedarena, and Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski and point guard Quinn Cook both complained about high temperatures on the court after the first game. Paul Burke, chief operating officer of Kerzner International Bahamas—the firm that operates Atlantis Paradise Island—said that the lighting setup had been improved

CUSACK from page 7 brother Mason and Ryan Kelly. 2. Quinn Cook finally looks healthy The most commonly cited concern heading into the season was whether or not Duke could find a consistent point guard on offense and defense. That debate is over. Cook followed up his exceptional play against Kentucky with three more solid performances in the Bahamas. He was at his best Saturday night, when he scored Duke’s last eight points in the final 1:14, earning tournament MVP honors. If this team goes as Cook does, as was suggested in the preseason, the Blue Devils will go far. 3. Rasheed Sulaimon sure doesn’t look like a freshman After two seasons dominated by coverage of precocious first-years, it’s surprising to see Sulaimon get lost amidst talk of Seth Curry’s shin splints and the rise of Quinn Cook. The freshman is averaging about three points fewer than Austin Rivers was at this point last season, albeit a small sample size, but his impact is undeniably similar on the offensive end. He’s even better than Rivers was on defense, as evidenced by his three

over the 2011 edition of the tournament and that additional air conditioning was utilized overnight before the second day of play. The extra efforts seemed to pay off— the players seemingly got acclimated to the lighting and temperatures became more tolerable, as neither of those concerns were raised by Krzyzewski and his players after Thursday. The only complaint that the organizers could not address was the sheer size of the resort. The court was located at least a 10-minute walk from the team’s accommodations, and by the end of the tournament, Duke players were taking a bus to get to the playing facility. The Blue Devils were the only team not regularly sighted walking through Atlantis’ mall and casino in basketball attire to get to and from their rooms. Even though a second-year event of this magnitude can hardly be expected to go off without a hitch, all parties ultimately seemed pleased with the results. Burke said that occupancy rates at the resort went from the 50-percent range at this time of year to completely sold out Tuesday through Saturday of Thanksgiving week. And Duke emerged with crucial experience against one of the best early-season tournament fields in the country, while the team’s families and fans got to enjoy all the amenities of Atlantis. “The tournament field ranks as tough as any that we’ve been a part of,” Krzyzewski said. “And one of the neat things about being here is that everyone you meet has a smile on their face and a warm heart.” steals against Louisville. 4. Hitting the glass The biggest issue for Duke until Marshall Plumlee is healthy will be corralling errant shots that bounce away from Mason Plumlee. Mason was dominant all throughout the Battle 4 Atlantis, no more so than his 20-point, 17-rebound performance against a rotating trio of Minnesota big men on Thanksgiving. But the Blue Devils are giving up second-chance looks on 35.6 percent of their opponents’ misses. There’s no easy solution to be found on a team with only one healthy true post player, but the Blue Devils have never missed Brian Zoubek so badly. 5. Post-tropics hangover? Last season’s matchup with Ohio State came on the heels of a successful yet exhausting trip to Maui. Part of the reason Duke chose the Bahamas—and why the Battle 4 Atlantis will soon overtake the Maui Invitational’s status as top early-season tournament—is its relatively close location. Still, the Blue Devils have two fewer days to recover than they did last season, and Curry’s legs surely need all the rest they can get after three games in 50 hours. But who knows, maybe a third win over a top-five team still won’t be enough to unseat the Hoosiers.


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Freedom on Tobacco Road The University of North of GoPasses will hopefully Carolina at Chapel Hill is enable regular riders of the only ten miles away from Robertson bus to continue Duke, but it’s about to seem without paying a fare. a little further away. The The Robertson bus will Robertson Express Bus will nevertheless seem like a less eliminate its integral part free fare startof Duke and editorial ing this JanuUNC life. Curary. The Robertson Scholars rently, the Robertson bus Program announced that stops directly at the West bus operations will switch Campus bus stop, where it from Duke to Triangle Tran- is sometimes mistaken for sit, necessitating a $2.50 a C-1. Knowing that simple charge for a one-way ticket. and free Duke-run transDuke students will still portation to Chapel Hill exbe eligible to apply for a ists not only means students GoPass through Duke Park- do not have to jump over ing and Transportation, en- financial barriers or psychoabling them to ride the bus logical barriers. Right now, for free. A more restrictive the Robertson bus allows program at UNC, called the for spontaneous and casual Commuter Alternatives Pro- trips to and from Chapel gram, issues free GoPasses Hill, no GoPass required. selectively. The distribution The ease of the current

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his holiday season, we must learn to appre- her hands on my shoulders, looked me straight ciate not only our own blessings but also into the eyes and thanked me with solemn apprethe service and philanthropy provided by ciation. I disconcertingly responded by thanking fellow American citizens. her back. As a tear streamed down Every Thanksgiving break, my her face, she explained to me that uncle and aunt take my brothers her husband—the boys’ father— and me to the Craftsmen’s Christwas an American soldier who died mas Classic festival—an annual in Afghanistan this past July as a reevent that showcases various holsult of a suicide bomb attack. In oriday-themed arts and crafts. While der to cope with their loss, the chilmy relatives shuffle through the dren have been raising money for handmade sculptures, ornaments mousa alshanteer American troops ever since. The and musical instruments, my two brothers, who originally came you don’t say? brothers and I usually wait in line up with the idea in absence of their for the chocolate-dipped candy mother, are supported by their locanes and homemade gingerbread cookies. cal church and other families in the community. This time, on my way back into the main After hearing the family’s story, I went back to showroom, I came across two children sitting at the table, signed my name on the banner, and an old wooden table and setting up their display. personally thanked the children for their courAnxious to discover even more high-calorie deli- age, bravery and willingness to confront such a cacies, I asked the children what they were plan- personal issue. ning to sell. One of them looked up at me and As cliché as it sounds, those two children, ages smiled while the other shuffled through the box- 6 and 13, inspired me to truly think about my es on the floor. “We’re selling different things, blessings and to appreciate the philanthropy and but you get to decide how much you want to pay.” service that the majority of Americans provide on Perplexed at his response, I waited for the boy to a regular basis. This holiday season, the brothfinish aligning the American flags, patriotic mag- ers joined many Americans who contributed nets and pins on the table before I contemplated their time, effort and assistance in various ways following through with another question. As the in order to support fellow citizens in need. As other boy rolled out a giant banner, I realized seen through the Hurricane Sandy relief effort what the two children were up to. Emboldened and other instances, individual citizens, religious on the banner were three words that all Ameri- institutions, local businesses and nonprofit orgacans have become accustomed to within the past nizations are significant contributors of aid and decade: Support Our Troops. comfort. The wildfires in Colorado Springs ear“My brother and I are raising money for our lier this year also prompted citizens of all backchurch so that we can send care packages to our grounds to band together in support of the local troops in Afghanistan,” explained the older boy. first responders and overwhelmed families who His brother smiled and nodded his head before lost their homes. It’s the work of the two brothers, continuing, “We want to make our dad proud.” their father, our troops and the volunteers who Soon thereafter, their mother appeared from be- help with various relief efforts that we should be hind the showroom doors with arms full of boxes. thankful for. It’s ultimately the minor unsung ac“Hey, there! Would you like to donate in support tions of everyday citizens that make this nation as of our troops?” she asked, smiling. I pondered great as it is today and that distinguish our counfor a second, but after considering that I had not try from others throughout the world. donated to a worthwhile cause since first comI’m thankful for the love, care and support of ing to Duke, I pulled out my wallet and searched my family and friends, the education provided for for anything that I could find. I looked up and me at Duke and the fact that I live in such an amazsaw the mother and her two sons smiling at me ing country. But along with these appreciations, with pure innocence in their eyes. Looking back I must remember to be grateful for the people down, I realized that all I had left in my wallet was whom I share this country with, for they are the a $100 bill that my aunt refused to let me spend. ones who deserve my acknowledgment the most. I selfishly hesitated for a moment, but ended up Thank you to everyone who gave to our counpulling it out and handing it to the younger of try in the past year. the two children. “Mom, look!” he proclaimed God bless us, and God bless America. as he held the bill up in the light. His mother smiled with misty eyes, walked away from the taMousa Alshanteer is a Trinity freshman. This is his ble and motioned for me to follow her. She put final column of the semester.


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As President Obama prepares man rights.” Additionally, LGBT rights to select a new secretary of state within are implied under the 1951 Refugee the next few months, I have one reConvention—under international law, quest: Nominate someone who will ex- patrick oathout sexual orientation and gender identity pand the State Department’s response count as membership in a social group. realpolitik with and aid to LGBT refugees. The United States is a party to the 1951 patrick Refugees live across the globe, in Convention, so we must proactively forlorn camps in Kenya, on war-torn protect LGBT refugees. If we cannot roads in Syria, and on the ravaged shores of Myan- directly intervene in Uganda, then we must protect mar. The United Nation’s 1951 Convention relating refugees who seek asylum. to the Status of Refugees defines a refugee as a person The U.S. should prioritize resettlement for LGBT who is unable to return to their home because of “a refugees because they are in imminent danger and well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of cannot find solace in their country of first asylum. race, religion, national origin, membership of a par- Beyond commitments to duties and rights, the State ticular social group or political opinion.” According Department can swiftly aid LGBT refugees in emerto the United Nations, there are about 10.5 million gency situations and help domestic organizations refugees in the world, and the United States resettles working with LGBT refugees if it institutes three rearound 50,000 refugees within its borders every year, forms. First, it should admit 60 percent more LGBT though the number varies substantially. Once refu- refugees via an expedited admission process. We curgees arrive in the United States, resettlement agen- rently have special categories and legal procedures cies help refugees find housing, apply for jobs and for Iraqi and Cuban refugees—refugees who claim learn English. However, the extent to which these re- asylum on the primary basis of their sexual orientasettlement agencies are obligated to help refugees is tion should fall into a new legal category that also limited to a total commitment of three months. Once prioritizes resettlement. Second, the State Departresettlement agencies sever contact, refugees are left ment should identify and track LGBT refugees when to fend for themselves. This problem is more severe possible. An item in the dossier that specifies a refufor LGBT refugees, who must often overcome ostra- gee’s sexual orientation will help voluntary agencies cism within their own resettlement communities. No provide services that meet an individual’s needs. A robust estimates of the numbers of LGBT refugees compilation of robust data on LGBT refugees will exist, but the Heartland Alliance estimates that be- also help other bureaus in the State Department adtween 5 and 10 percent of all refugees are LGBT. dress and target countries that sponsor hate crimes. Last December, President Obama and Secretary Finally, the State Department should require all reof State Clinton promised to reform the U.S. refugee settlement agencies to implement policies that are admissions process so our country could swiftly and in accordance with the 2006 Yogyakarta Principles. meaningfully respond to the human rights abuses of The Yogyakarta Principles delineate rights and serLGBT persons abroad. LGBT refugees are the vic- vices that should be guaranteed to LGBT refugees, tims of state-sponsored persecution—more than 70 including rights to expression and redress. The State countries criminalize homosexual behavior, and sev- Department should also mandate all American aid en countries mandate the death sentence. Systemic workers receive training on effective responses to hate crimes directed at LGBT refugees are omnipres- LGBT issues. These reforms would provide exemplaent: Gay Iraqi men are frequently beaten to death ry protections to LGBT refugees, develop methods with cement blocks, South Africa has seen a rise in to discourage LGBT persecution abroad, and resolve “corrective” rape against lesbians and 227 transgen- the ignorance rampant in domestic resettlement order Brazilians were murdered over a span of just two ganizations. years as a result of their gender identity. IncreasThe situation for LGBT refugees grows worse by ing rates of torture and persecution against LGBT the day. Uganda’s new law might provoke a refugee refugees hamper emergency relief and durable solu- exodus, a conflict that would not improve once refutions. Persecution is rampant not only in countries gees reached Kenya. Our nation takes persecution of of origin, but also in refugee camps and countries of religious and expressive freedoms seriously, why not asylum. LGBT refugees from Uganda have face con- the persecution of sexual minorities? Our committinued violence in Kenyan refugee camps, and non- ment does not end with ethnic or political groups— government groups have to hide their LGBT work we are obligated to help all individuals who are perbecause of recrimination fears. There is no data on secuted for their membership in a social class. LGBT the numbers of LGBT refugees who have resettled in refugees meet this criterion, and it is time the State our country because the State Department’s Bureau Department responded. of Populations, Refugees and Migrants (PRM) does not identify or track LGBT refugees. Without LGBT Patrick Oathout, DSG executive vice president, is a identity on PRM case reports, resettlement organi- Trinity junior. This is his last column of the semester.

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Krzyzewskiville season


y the time you read this, I will be in line with a group of my friends for the Ohio State game on Wednesday. This isn’t the first time I’ve been in line overnight for a basketball game. I’ve been in groups (which have consisted of mostly the same people) that slept outside for Countdown to Craziness and the regular season opener against Georgia State. For the Ohio State game, we lined up on Sunday. My parents, my younger sister and even my younger brothers have told me I’m crazy. I respond in two ways. First, I say, “Not just crazy. Cameron Crazie.” I also remind them that I only get four years to go to games at jordan deloatch Cameron Indoor Stadium, never just a game and I want to make the most of it. My parents seem to understand, since they raised all four of their children to bleed Duke blue. That doesn’t mean they don’t still shake their heads in disbelief from time to time. They were most perplexed last January when I told them I was going to be tenting. They already knew this was a Duke tradition, but they didn’t exactly know the details. They were shocked that the process was nearly seven weeks long and that it would involve sleeping outside in the dead of winter. But it had been done before, and it could be done again. And, yes, I promised them that academics would come first. If there’s one word to describe the tenting process, it’s intense (pun in-tent-ed). College life is fairly busy already with classes, homework, clubs and a social life to manage. Throw in a tenting schedule and it gets even crazier. There’s no easier way to make 11 other people angry at the same time than to be late to your shift with no warning and with no way to reach you. I constantly had a tab open for our Facebook group and our Google Doc in case of emergency, but except for a couple of close calls, we were mostly fine. On Feb. 8, I watched an away game in the Bassett common room with a couple other members of my tent (and probably 50 other people). It was the first Carolina game, and if you don’t know how that one ends, you’re in for a treat. Even if you’ve already seen it, go ahead and watch it again. You deserve it. Mar. 3 was the date all the tenters had been waiting for. The hour or so before the game was almost like a party. We reminded the Carolina players of where they were, we thanked their forward, Tyler Zeller, for his assistance in the Feb. 8 game, and we went crazy—or rather, crazier— when they replayed the ending to that same game. That was pretty much the highlight of the night, as the Tar Heels kicked the stuffing out of the Blue Devils, 88-70. If I had to point out one day that defined the tenting experience, it wouldn’t be either of the two Carolina games. It would be the Feb. 16 home game against N.C. State. I live in State territory and went to high school with State fans, so I convinced some of the people in my tent to line up at 9 p.m. the night before the game to be first. As it turns out, this was the exact right game to do it. State led 46-30 at halftime and 61-41 with 11 minutes left before one of the craziest comebacks in Duke history in front of a raucous crowd for a 78-73 win. That same night, however, we missed our first tent check. There was confusion over who was supposed to be in the tent, and by the time it was sorted out, the infamous bullhorn had blown. From then until Sunday, which was when white tenting would start and all missed tent checks were cleared, we were all on high alert, and we were in a state of full-blown panic the next Saturday night when we came close to missing a second and fatal tent check. This was the absolute worst stretch of tenting, yet I’m still going to black tent for my second year this coming winter. I’m tenting again because I love watching basketball, and Cameron Indoor Stadium is the best place in the world to watch a basketball game. I love being on the front lines. I don’t love waiting in line, but I love the Krzyzewskiville experience and the camaraderie in the stadium. Most of all, I love being a part of Duke basketball history. That’s why I will continue to gladly spend nights in the freezing cold to be in the front row at Duke basketball games. Jordan DeLoatch is a Trinity sophomore. This is his final column of the semester.

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November 27 – December 3 EXHIBITIONS

The Restraints: Open and Hidden. Photographer Gordon Parks’s 1956 Life magazine series on segregation. Thru March 2. Center for Documentary Studies. Free. Campaign for Braddock Hospital (Save Our Community Hospital). Photographs by LaToya Ruby Frazier. Thru Feb 23. Center for Documentary Studies. Free. Student Action with Farmworkers: 20 Years of Growing Farmworker Activists. Thru Dec 9. Perkins Library Gallery. Free. Documenting the Politics of Food: Photographs from the Rubenstein Library Collections. Thru December 10. Rubenstein Library Photography Gallery. Free. Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore. Thru February 10, 2013. Nasher Museum of Art. Free to Duke students (1 per day with I.D.) Tickets: 919-684-4444 or tickets.


November 27 In conversation with Diali Keba Cissoko: Kora (West African harp) performance & talk. 4pm, Biddle Music Building Lobby. Free. Student Chamber Music Recital. 7pm, Nelson Music Rm., East Duke Bldg. Free. November 28 Screening. FILMISTORY.3 – a Durham Cinematheque Program w/ filmmaker Tom Whiteside. 8pm, East Duke 209. Free. The Weaver Lecture: An Evening with Siddhartha Mukherjee. Pulitzer Prize-winning author and cancer physician discusses his book The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer. 6pm, Page Auditorium. Free. November 29 Duke Wind Symphony. Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant, dir. Collaborations, featuring Dr. Douglas Henderson, guest conductor, and the Duke University Marching Band with director Jeff Au. Works by R. Strauss, Chesnokov, Ticheli, Chance, Hindemith, and Whitacre. 8pm, Reynolds Theater. Free. November 30 Handel’s Messiah. A holiday tradition at Duke, the Chapel Choir presents Handel’s masterwork with full orchestra and professional soloists. 7:30pm, Duke Chapel. $15 Gen.; $5 Non-Duke students; Duke students free. December 1 Handel’s Messiah. (See Nov. 30) 2pm. The Beethoven Violin Sonatas, Part 1. Katherina Uhde, violin, and R. Larry Todd, piano. 8pm, Nelson Music Rm., East Duke Bldg. (Preconcert talk, 7pm) Free. Cloud Eye Control’s Half Life. An experimental multimedia piece in process inspired by personal blogs of women in Japan after the earthquake/tsunami, as well as finished works of music and video by members of the group. 8pm, Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, West Campus. $10 Gen. Public; $5 Students/Sr. Citizens. December 2 The Beethoven Violin Sonatas, Part 2. Katherina Uhde, violin, and R. Larry Todd, piano. 8pm, Nelson Music Rm., East Duke Bldg. Preconcert talk, 7pm. Free. Handel’s Messiah. (See Nov. 30) 3pm. December 3 Encounters: with the music of our time presents the Wet Ink Ensemble. Works from the ensemble’s repertoire and new compositions by Duke graduate composers, featuring Kenneth Stewart’s Make It Opaque, works by Jamie Keesecker and others. 8pm, Casbah, 1007 W. Main St., Durham. $3 entry fee.


All events are free and open to the general public. Unless otherwise noted, screenings are at 7pm in the Griffith Film Theater, Bryan Center. (RBR) = Rare Book Room, Perkins Library. (SW) = Smith Warehouse - Bay 4, C105. (W) = Richard White Auditorium. 11/28 AMI+MFAEDA present a multi-projector Durham Cinematheque program: FILMISTORY.3 (8pm, East Duke 209) w/ filmmaker Tom Whiteside AMI Showcase 11/30 THE EXTRAVAGANT SHADOWS (3pm, RBR) NC Premiere! Q&A + reception to follow w/ filmmaker and Duke Lecturing Fellow/Artist in Residence David Gatten. 12/4

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Cheap Stocking Stuffers Are Eco-Friendly And Under $10 You’ve decked the halls, you’ve trimmed the tree and soon it will be time to fill those Christmas stockings hanging on the mantle.

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Here are Earth911’s top picks for unique stocking stuffers -- all priced under $10 each -- that are both good for the planet and easy on your wallet. Be sure to check out the rest of Earth911’s 2012 Holiday Gift Guides. List and captions courtesy of Earth911. Recycled bike chain bottle opener key chain This bottle opener key chain, made from discarded bicycle chains, is perfect for the beer aficionado or bicyclist. Available in blue, orange, red and silver, this practical key chain is handmade by artists at Resource Revival, an Oregon company that turns greasy used bike parts into new products. Price: $8

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Organic, fair trade candy bar Indulge your family’s sweet tooth, without contributing to their “green guilt,” by adding Angell Bars to their Christmas stockings. Certified as both organic and fair trade, Angell’s line of candy bars is available in glutenfree, crispy milk chocolate, white chocolate and coconut, and vegan dark chocolate and almond. Price: About $2.24 a bar, but price varies, depending on the retailer.

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Seed bombs Anyone can practice random acts of gardening with VisualLingual’s seed bomb packets, which are the ideal

size to stuff into a Christmas stocking. There’s no need to dig holes and no green thumb required: Simply toss the five gumball-sized seed bombs into your garden or any plot of dirt, and watch a profusion of herbs and wildflowers sprout. Choose from a variety of seed mixtures including herbs, petor wildlife-friendly plants and wildflowers native to your specific region in the U.S.

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Organic, vegan soap Portland-based Prunella Soap uses the old-fashioned “cold process” method of soap making to produce organic, vegan soap with simple, natural ingredients. Their handmade soaps come in unique scent

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Treat your family and friends this holiday to something sweet Starry-Eyed Christmas Cookies

ChocolateCovered Gingerbread Kids

Ingredients: 1 bag waffle or star-shaped pretzels 1 bag holiday M&M’s plain or peanut butter chocolate candies (red & green) 2 – 3 bags Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Kisses Directions: Preheat oven to 170 degrees. Open the bags of pretzels and remove all the unbroken pretzels. Place them on waxed paper-lined cookie sheets in a single layer. Unwrap Hershey’s Kisses, place one on each pretzel, repeat for an entire cookie sheet. Place cookie sheet in the preheated oven and “bake” for six minutes. Immediately upon removing from the oven, place one M-n-M on top of semimelted Hershey’s Kiss. Place entire cookie sheet in refrigerator until cookies are set. Place in cute holiday bags or on a cookie tray for your guests to enjoy!

Ingredients: 1 3/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons all purpose flour 2 teaspoons ground ginger 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 6 tablespoons (packed) golden brown sugar 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature 3 tablespoons mild-flavored (light) molasses 1 large egg 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped 2 teaspoons vegetable oil Cinnamon decorating candies or chopped crystallized ginger Directions: Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 325°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Whisk first 7 ingredients in large bowl to blend. Stir brown sugar, butter, and molasses in medium saucepan over low heat until melted. Increase heat to medium-high and bring to boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Let cool 10 minutes. Whisk egg in medium bowl to blend. Gradually whisk molasses mixture into egg. Using electric mixer, gradually beat molasses mixture into flour mixture until just blended. Roll dough out on lightly floured surface to 12x10-inch rectangle. Cut out gingerbread with cookie cutters. Transfer to baking sheets, spacing 1 inch apart. Gather scraps and roll out on lightly floured surface; cut out additional cookies. Repeat until all dough is used. Bake cookies, 1 sheet at a time, until puffed and tops are firm, about 10 minutes. Cool on sheets 5 minutes. Transfer to rack; cool completely. Place rack over rimmed baking sheet. Stir chocolate and oil in top of double boiler set over barely simmering water until melted. Holding bottom of 1 cookie, dip top into chocolate, allowing excess to drip off. Transfer cookies, chocolate-side up, to prepared rack. Repeat with remaining cookies and chocolate. Decorate cookies with candies or ginger. Chill cookies until chocolate is set, about 30 minutes. (Cookies can be made 3 days ahead. Store in single layer in airtight container in refrigerator.) Let cookies stand at room temperature 15 minutes before serving.

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Holiday Happenings November 27, 2012

November 30, 2012

Holiday Concert: Duke Brass

Handel’s Messiah

12-1pm. Duke Hospital - Atrium Cafeteria.

A holiday tradition at Duke, the Chapel Choir presents Handel’s masterwork with full orchestra and professional soloists. $15 Gen.; $5 Non-Duke students; Duke students free. 7:30pm. Duke Chapel

Holiday Gift Shopping Spree Featuring vendors and craft makers, with food, a raffle, and a Holiday Shop for children to buy inexpensive items for family and friends. 4-8pm. Hillandale Elementary, 2730 Hillandale Rd.

November 29, 2012 Holiday Concert: Thomas Erdmann 12-1pm. Duke Hospital - Atrium Cafeteria.

Clay Aiken Clay Aiken’s Christmas special, the Joyful Noise Tour, featuring Clay performing holiday classics. 7:30-10pm. Durham Performing Arts Center.

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features Mannheim Steamroller’s beloved Christmas music along with dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting. The spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller. Tickets $48-$78. 8-11pm. Durham Performing Arts Center.

December 1, 2012 Holiday Open House Take a break from the crowds and spend some time planning your new rose garden for the upcoming spring; then stroll through the Christmas tree lot to find the perfect tree for the holidays. Many items

on sale, including.unique gifts. Enjoy hot cider and holiday treats. FREE admission. 9am-4pm. Witherspoon Rose Culture, 3312 Watkins Rd.

Handel’s Messiah (See Friday, November 30, 2012) 2pm., Duke Chapel

Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters Holiday festivities recreated to depict both the planter family and the enslaved community; vendors, crafts, games, music, food. FREE, but donations accepted. 11am-4pm. Historic Stagville, 5828 Old Oxford Hwy, Durham.

Holiday Breakfast with St. Nick Includes sumptuous breakfast buffet, a photo with the original St. Nick himself, crafts, face painting, story telling and more. Your ticket will be your entry into drawings for door prizes every 15 minutes. Pick up all your holiday goodies from the youth bake sale. Admission $5; family $20. 8-11am. Mt. Bethel Presbyterian Church, 3541 Rose of Sharon Road, Durham.

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Holiday Happenings City of Durham Holiday Fun Fest Festivities include Peppermint Plunge Snow Sledding (sleds will be provided); Petting Zoo, Trackless Train Ride, Community Care Corner (write messages to soldiers in the U.S. military), meet-and-greet with Santa, campfire and s’mores, and Holiday Eats & Treats (food vendor lane). FREE. December 1, 2012 1-5pm., Durham Central Park, 502 Foster St.

December 2, 2012 West Point on the Eno Christmas Open House Featuring refreshments, traditional decorations, and live holiday music by the group “Little Windows” in the Mangum House; demonstrations of crafts

including wool-spinning and old-time tools in the Museum of Photography; grinding demonstrations at the Mill; display of heritage breed animals in front of the Mangum House. FREE admission. 1-5pm., West Point on the Eno City Park, 5101 N Roxboro Rd.

Handel’s Messiah (See Friday, November 30, 2012) 3pm., Duke Chapel

Paws & Claus Get your cat or dog’s picture taken with Santa. Annual fundraising event to benefit APS (Animal Protection Society). 1-6pm., Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd.

Eno River Association Calendar Party and Holiday Celebration Celebrate with friends of the Eno and enjoy some music, buy some calendars, drink and eat, talk and meet in downtown Durham. Music by local legend and Festival for the Eno favorite Lightnin’ Wells. Bring a potluck dish to share and enjoy the cash bar for an evening with Eno friends. FREE admission. 5-7pm. Casbah, 1007 W Main St, Durham.

December 4, 2012 Duke Chorale Christmas Concert 7-9pm, Duke Chapel.

December 7, 2012 Duke Homestead Christmas by Candlelight Celebrate an 1870 Christmas during the evening candlelight tours of the Homestead. The Homestead tour features period decorations, caroling, hot apple cider, and other goodies. Additional entertainment will be available in the visitor center. FREE admission. 7-9pm. Duke Homestead State Historic Site and Tobacco Museum, 2828 Duke Homestead Rd.

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December 9, 2012 Cookies Are Not Just For Santa Write a Letter to Santa; Story Telling; Cookie Decorating; A Visit with Santa. Cost $10 per child, $5 per adult, including snacks & beverages. 12:30-1:30pm. Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club.

December 11, 2012 Nasher Museum of Art Member Holiday Open House 6-8pm. Nasher Museum of Art.

December 13 - 23, 2012 “A Trailer Park Christmas” Play Set in West Durham, A Trailer Park Christmas follows the Dodson/ Hussey family as they grapple with crazy neighbors, ghosts, fruitcakes and a holiday tornado. Tickets $17, $15 students & seniors. Th-Sa, 7:30pm-9:30pm; Su, 2pm-4pm. Common Ground Theatre, 4815B Hillsborough Rd.

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Holiday Happenings December 14, 2012

December 20, 2012

December 29 - 30, 2012

Duke Homestead Christmas by Candlelight

Duke Chapel by Candlelight Open House

Carolina Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Celebrate an 1870 Christmas during the evening candlelight tours of the Homestead. The Homestead tour features period decorations, caroling, hot apple cider, and other goodies. Additional entertainment will be available in the visitor center. FREE admission. 7-9pm. Duke Homestead State Historic Site and Tobacco Museum, 2828 Duke Homestead Rd.

Holiday Painting Party (See Thursday, November 29, 2012) 7-9pm. Golden Belt, 807 East Main Street, Durham.

After the opening of Carolina Ballet’s new Nutcracker, The News & Observer wrote that the “gasps after each eye-popping illusion, the applause for the handsome new sets and the rapt attention from all the children confirmed the changes were worth it.” Sa 7-9:30pm, Su 2-3:30pm., Durham Performing Arts Center.

12-2pm., Duke Chapel.

CELEBRATE MATISSE: Live French Music 6-8pm., Nasher Museum of Art.


December 15, 2012 Bahama Ruritan Christmas Parade An old-fashioned Christmas parade with bands, firetrucks, and floats by community organizations. 10am. Bahama Rd.

Holiday Painting Party (See Thursday, November 29, 2012) 7-9pm. Golden Belt, 807 East Main Street, Durham.

December 15 - 16, 2012 Christmas in the Carolinas During the Civil War Witness how Christmas was celebrated in the Piedmont Carolinas. The farm will be decorated in a typical Christmas fashion. Music, caroling, and refreshments. FREE admission, but donations gratefully accepted. 10-4pm Sa, 10am-3pm Su. Bennett Place State Historic Site, 4409 Bennett Memorial Rd.

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One of the Triangle’s most beloved Christmas traditions will once again be featured at the DPAC. Theatre In The Park’s original musical comedy, based on the book by Charles Dickens and adapted for the stage by Ira David Wood III, has been called ‘one of the most successful shows in North Carolina theatre history’ and voted one of the top 20 events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society. Tickets $37+. Sa-Su 2pm-5pm; Sa 7-9pm. Durham Performing Arts Center.



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