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Sulaimon sparks Duke past Maryland 84-64
Students start petition to keep Dillo at Duke by Imani Moise THE CHRONICLE
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Students are eager to keep the Dillo from permanently closing its doors. Students began to circulate a petition calling for Armadillo Grill to remain on campus since The Chronicle reported last week that the Loop Pizza Grill will replace Armadillo Grill this July. The dining shuffle is a result of the upcoming West Union Building and ongoing Bryan Center renovations. Restaurant manager Erika Garris said the petition appeared Thursday afternoon, accumulating upwards of 350 signatures before the end of the evening. “I’m heartbroken,” sophomore Georgia Swee said. “I just recently discovered their amazing tacos.” The petition states that getting rid of the Armadillo Grill is a “detriment” to Duke. The document adds that the restaurant is essential to the West Campus dining scene not only for its “good food at reasonable prices” but also for the bar, which serves as a venue for live music and other social events, with alcoholic beverage options. Garris said the restaurant hopes to collaborate with the administration to find a new location for the grill, and the management appreciates student support. Many students expressed disappointment regarding the restaurant’s departure, as it is the only venue on campus
Freshman guard Rasheed Sulaimon scored a career-high 25 points, 18 of which came in the first half, in Duke’s 84-64 win against Maryland. See story, Sportswrap Page 4.
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Uni on path to carbon Despite preparations, ice halts campus operations neutrality by 2024 by Maggie Spini THE CHRONICLE
The exterior design of the two C-1 hybrid buses that debuted last year serves to remind students, faculty and employees of Duke’s sustainability motto: bleed blue, but live green. The implementation of the buses is one measure the University has taken toward its goal of carbon neutrality in 2024—a target University administrators say they are on track to meet. Such efforts, however, will also require innovative solutions to foster behavioral change on campus and achieve carbon neutrality in the coming years, said Bill Chameides, dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment. “The encouraging part is how well we’ve done,” he said. “The sobering part is we’ve achieved easier things, like closing the steam plant. We’re going to have some big issues trying to address further cuts.” Duke began outlining measures to re-
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duce its carbon footprint in 2007 when President Richard Brodhead signed the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment. Since then, the University has decreased its emissions by 16 percent, according to a Facilities Management sustainability update released in November 2012. That number indicates progress in line with Duke’s goals—the University aimed for a 10 percent reduction by 2010 and a 21 percent reduction by 2015, according to the Climate Action Plan published October 2009 by the Campus Sustainability Committee, which is co-chaired by Chameides and Executive Vice President Tallman Trask. The University has so far made “big central investments” that account in large part for its current success, Trask said. These measures include moving the campus steam plant off coal use, purchasing hybrid buses and investing in SEE CARBON ON PAGE 8
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Icicles line a campus streetlight Saturday night amid a night of snow, ice and other winter weather phenomena.
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On Friday, ice descended on campus, frosting roads and sidewalks and disrupting business as usual. A sign was posted on a door in the Flowers building warning students that the wooden deck of the Bryan Center Plaza was slippery due to ice. Yet, despite proceeding with caution, many students fell as could be seen on the Duke PlazaCam. By Sunday morning, sand—which had been put down around campus to give pedestrians more traction on the slippery sidewalks—had been tracked into every building. The buses were shut down late Friday night through Saturday morning, due to poor road conditions. No traffic accidents occurred on campus during the storm, Emergency Coordinator Kyle Cavanaugh said. Numerous events were canceled: The Nasher Museum of Art event celebrating the 50th anniversary of racial integration at Duke was postponed to a yet-to-be determined SEE ICE ON PAGE 4
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A-Trak to headline Sophomore flushes away personal checks startup competition concert in K-Ville by Raisa Chowdhury THE CHRONICLE
by Carleigh Stiehm THE CHRONICLE
Next weekend, K-Ville will be thumping with the electronic sounds of A-Trak, the Knocks and Tim Gunter, Duke University Union announced Friday. DUU’s personal checks concert, which will take place at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, will feature a mix of house and electronic dance music, said senior Alex Shapanka, chair of DUU’s Major Attractions committee. DUU holds the concert in Krzyzewskiville each year on one of the nights leading up to the Duke vs. the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill men’s basketball game. “We are all really excited about this year’s lineup,” Shapanka said. “The lineup is fun and really high energy. It will really complement the over-
all mood and excitement of [Kville] during personal checks.” Shapanka noted that there was negative feedback about last year’s headliner, Rebelution, because reggae music was the “wrong genre” for the K-Ville atmosphere. “This year’s committee has responded to some concerns that last year’s concert was more niche by getting several artists who are not only different from each other, but accessible to just about anyone,” DUU President Nathan Nye, a senior, wrote in an email Sunday. The final lineup was announced on Jan. 25 through the DUU Twitter account. The feedback has been all positive so far, Shapanka said. “The way Major Attractions SEE CHECKS ON PAGE 8
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Artists A-Trak (center), Tim Gunter (left) and the Knocks (right) will perform at the personal checks concert in K-Ville Saturday, Feb. 8.
A Duke sophomore wiped away his competition in a national entrepreneurship contest with his toilet paper startup. Entrepreneur Magazine recently named sophomore Bryan Silverman as College Entrepreneur of 2012 for his startup Star Toilet Paper, which prints advertisements on toilet paper. Silverman beat four other finalists—students at Arizona State University, Carnegie Mellon University, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Pennsylvania. “It didn’t really hit me until I saw my face in the magazine,” Silverman said. “It just kind of felt like something that was cool, but now it feels like it’s unbelievably real.” Silverman launched the company with his brother, Jordan, in 2010 with less than $1,000 of their own money. Companies pay Star to print advertisements on the top ply of recycled toilet paper using vegetable oil-based ink. Star then seeks out businesses willing to use the toilet paper for free. The award is validation for all the hard work that the company has put into the idea, Silverman said. “Everything that we’re doing is worth it,” he said. “You put the hard work in each and every day, and you finally have something to show for it.” Although both brothers have been involved with building the company since day one, Jordan Silverman said he came up with the initial idea when he was bored in the bathroom. But he knew he wanted to share it with his brother. “When you start a company, you look to the smartest person
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Sophomore Bryan Silverman recently won Entrepreneur Magazine’s College Entrepreneur of 2012 award for his toilet paper advertising business. you know and that’s what I did,” Jordan Silverman said. Jordan Silverman, who now works full-time at Star, described himself as a very proud older brother. “There is no one more deserving than him—he works very hard,” Jordan Silverman said. The application process for the award involved a written application, followed by a semifinalist and finalist round and a video submission, all moderated by a panel of judges. Silverman was invited to Entrepreneur’s 2013 Growth Conference held in Dallas, Texas ear-
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African students came from across the state to Page Auditorium Saturday night to participate in the Inter-Varsity African Students Association North Carolinaâ€™s annual pageant. The pageant seeks to celebrate African culture and community as participants compete for the Mr. and Ms. IVASA crowns. Contestants included students from Duke, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, UNC-Greensboro, North Carolina Central University, East Carolina University and UNCCharlotte.
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K-Ville tenters compete to separate the true Blue Devils from the casual fans through Duke basketball trivia Sunday night.
ICE from page 1 date; Sweet Night in Durham, an â€œunlimited dessertâ€? fundraiser for the Duke Cancer Institute, was moved to Sunday night; and the nightâ€™s showing of Hoof â€˜nâ€™ Hornâ€™s Cabaret in Sheafer Theater was completely called off. The weather also disrupted student plans as some social events were canceled, and the ice made driving difficult. â€œIâ€™m kind of a localâ€”Iâ€™m from Charlotteâ€”so I havenâ€™t thought much about it since this [type of weather] is pretty typical, â€? junior Caroline Seng said.
But Seng noted that her parents were planning to visit her over the weekend and had to delay their plans for a day due to the icy conditions. But the University had been bracing itself for the winter weather since Wednesday of that week. â€œWe are constantly monitoring the weather, and we have direct access to the National Weather Service,â€? said Kyle Cavanaugh, Dukeâ€™s emergency coordinator. Duke has an Emergency Management Severe Weather Operations team, he said. The team has around 40 members and draws its membership from different groups, including the Duke Univer-
sity Health System, Duke University Police Departmetn, Parking and Transportation, Student Affairs and Facilities Management. Starting Thursday night, they began â€œpretreatingâ€? the roads with a product that helps prevent snow or ice from sticking to the ground. Later Friday night, the Emergency Weather Operations team instituted the severe weather policy in response to beginning of the storm. Under the policy, services essential to campus residents or hospital patients are maintained, but other employees are permitted to leave. The Universityâ€™s attempts to mitigate ice-related issues were inadequate on Central Campus, said
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that consistently serves Mexican cuisine. â€œLiving on West, this feels like the only place to find flavor,â€? sophomore Arathi Ponugoti said. â€œItâ€™s a good, quick food option and itâ€™s open late. Iâ€™m sad about it [leaving].â€? Several other restaurants on West Campus are set to close as part of the ongoing Bryan Center and West Union renovations, including Chick-fil-A and Subway. When renovations to the building begin this summer, many dining options currently located there will move, but fast-food options will not return to campus. â€œIf they are getting rid of the Dillo and Chick-fil-A, I donâ€™t know where people who arenâ€™t super health-conscious are going to eat,â€?
junior David Shaughnessy said. He added that he is concerned that the administration will be hard-pressed to find replacements for the three popular venues, leaving other eateries on campus overcrowded. Even some students who do not consider Armadillo Grill a staple in their diets believe it is important to keep the restaurant on campus. â€œI donâ€™t go there often but when I do, I always enjoy the food, and I hear that the different events they have are really well-attended,â€? sophomore Sina Gebre-ab said. Various student groups often rent out Armadillo Grill for events. For example, last year, the restaurant hosted a talent competition to select student acts to perform at LDOC.
sophomore Kelly Daus. â€œBasically, they didnâ€™t sand Central at all,â€? Daus said. â€œOur parking lot was literally an ice sheet, and our stairwell doesnâ€™t get any sun so it was iced over all weekend long.â€? Daus said she fell down the stairs in her Alexander Street apartment complex over the weekend and noted that she hopes administrators would pay more attention to students living on Central Campus. Senior Alex Ong, who lives off campus, said she had problems commuting over the weekend because of the ice, although she said she is not sure what the University could have done to help in her situation.
Although Dukeâ€™s campus was one of the concern of the group, the Emergency Weather Operations team also deals with DUHSâ€™s responses to weather conditions. One of the primary concerns was whether the hospitals and clinics could be staffed, Cavanaugh noted. The storm was costly for Duke as wellâ€”although Cavanaugh could not give an exact total expense, he cited many costs: pre-treating roads, laying down sand, employing contract help and paying overtime for staff working due to the severe weather policy being in effect. â€œWeâ€™re fortunate in North Carolina that we donâ€™t have many of these storms,â€? he said.
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Self-segregation? If you take a close look at nities and sororities can be exthe Bid Day pictures of Pan- plained by numerous reasons: hellenic sororities or compos- different backgrounds and inites of Intrafraternity Council terests, discomfort in rushing fraternities, you will notice an organization mostly coman unmistakable trend: the prised of people of a different lack of colored race, the social faces looking ostracization editorial back at you. that can result Put another way, if an alien from joining the organizalanded at Duke, not knowing tion, and so forth. anything about campus greek Yet many Panhel sororities organizations, it might guess and IFC fraternities do not that the primary determi- view themselves as promoting nant of Panhel or IFC mem- self-segregation. For example, bership—versus membership some groups are colloquially in the National Pan-Hellenic known as “black sororities” or Council or the Inter-Greek “Asian fraternities,” but rarely Council—was white skin. are Panhel and IFC groups reSelf-segregation is a com- ferred to as “white.” plicated phenomenon with Indeed, Panhel sororities complicated causes. Why our and IFC fraternities provide greek community is fractured valuable community to dozinto respective majority white, ens of colored students. But black, Latino and Asian frater- this does not counter the
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fact Panhel and IFC groups are historically white and embody the traditions and rituals of white society, particularly Southern white society. These practices are even more pronounced at Southern state schools, such as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where Panhel and IFC groups take them more seriously. This is not to imply people of color cannot have positive experiences in Panhel and IFC groups. Rather, these groups are historically institutions embedded in white culture and are disproportionately comprised of white students. Then why are are NPHC and IGC groups called selfsegregating so much more often? It is telling that Panhel and IFC are considered the
center of greek life at Duke, while NPHC and IGC are merely thought of as fringe or niche offerings. This mental schema speaks less to a difference in membership numbers and more to the racial normalization that occurs in many areas of society. We certainly do not mean to accuse Panhel and IFC groups of racism. We only point out that self-segregation is not limited to what are known as “cultural” fraternities and sororities, since Panhel and IFC have also have a culture that is distinctive and racially informed, at least implicitly. Thus, the often-invoked anthropological approach to NPHC or IGC fraternities or sororities is unacceptable. Again, self-segregation is a
sticky issue, one that doesn’t have clear causes nor singularly positive or negative effects. Both white and minority students choose to rush particular greek organizations for a multitude of reasons—such as family ties, friends and the desire to belong. All these individual decisions, in the aggregate, produce the selfsegregation we observe today. However, without decrying self-segregation outright, we want to pose the following question: What does diversity look like at Duke? A crucial component of our college education is allegedly mingling with students of various backgrounds. So we should ask ourselves whether true cultural exchange—an exchange that flows in all directions—is occurring at Duke.
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Tell us about yourself in four sentences.” I am so fortunate to be performing in this year’s Impossible, right? I faced this annoying- monologues, and let me tell you, they will blow you ly trite question on a job application once. away. This cast has worked extremely hard to bring You really expect me to reveal who I am in four these stories to life. Though they may not be a perthought-provoking but comprehenfect recount of an author’s memory, sive sentences … so that you can they are graceful, meaningful and hire me? Sorry I’m not sorry, but I worthy of your time. have more to say than that. If I tried We tend to embed bits and to sum up my identity even on one pieces of our stories in casual conpage, words would burst from the versation, sharing them in the most page into flames, Fawkes style. You impersonal of ways. Want to know can’t handle my kind of coolness in what I did today? Let me tell you that short of space. on Facebook in a witty two lines. jaimie woo I’ve learned quite a bit about Oh, let me tweet this article that times like these identity at Duke. Aside from the Craperfectly encapsulates my views zieness and dedication of tenters, on a political issue. My visit to the the competitive and cut-throat first-years in an in- inauguration was life changing; here’s a filtered tro Chem class, the invisible but strong hierarchy picture on Instagram to prove it. that greek life creates for Duke sorority sisters and But what are we trying to prove, and who are we the sheer, ultimate coolness of anyone on DefMo trying to tell? Was that themed party at Shooters (please teach me how to werk), I’ve learned that really the best time ever? Are you sure you didn’t we are far more than basketball fans, pre-meds, secretly enjoy your outing to The Bar because you sorority girls and dancers. We each have more to flirted with someone unexpected? We end up puttell and, not surprisingly, embody experiences and ting on contrived faces, in fear that we might reveal stories that define how we view the world, our rela- too much. You could know everything about sometionships with others and our choices. one, and yet know absolutely nothing at all. But sometimes, it’s hard to tell those stories. Our personal stories are powerful and moving. Sometimes, you’re scared to admit that your meals Hearing them, sharing them and being a part of are getting drastically smaller. Sometimes you can’t them changes how we interact with the world around find the words to scream out against Asian stereo- us. It changes how we view important aspects of types. Sometimes, you can’t bear the thought of identity—race, gender, sexuality, religion, class, ethtelling your best friend of the same sex that you nicity, etc. Common Ground, a retreat sponsored by do love her, but in a way that she may never feel the Center for Race Relations, also creates a space to back. Maybe you’re not quite ready to share your reflect on the complexities and nuances of identity story, but let me tell you something: People are through personal experience. Theoretical concepts willing to listen. proposed by Foucault are no doubt valuable, but do “Me Too Monologues” is an annual show that they truly get at the heart of the matter? presents true stories about identity—written, perWhether it’s your first year at Duke or your last formed and produced by Duke students, alumni semester, go to “Me To Monologues” AND apply and faculty. Members of our Duke community for Common Ground, and experience something submit personal narratives about experiences that Real about identity. Sometimes, I think that’s what have shaped their lives, many of which focus on this campus needs the most. race, culture, gender, sexuality, class or religion. So write your story. You don’t have to share it They are amusing. Heartbreaking. Emotional. right away, or even at all. But sit with it. Engage with Frustrating. Uncomfortable. Relatable. But most your friends, peers and neighbors. Understand that importantly, they are Real. They are more than Facebook is a hoax and that not everybody’s life is four trite sentences that try to convince other that glamorous. Work toward living a life that isn’t people that you’re something you’re not. They just four sentences. Write your past stories, but also are written by your roommate, the person sitting create new ones to cherish and appreciate. Love next to you on the bus, your study buddy and your them or hate them, but know that they are Real. boyfriend. And the best part? Though these are And they are you. Maybe one day you will share that individuals’ stories (anonymously written), some- story and it will not only change your life, but also one in that auditorium will scream “Preach!” in change someone else’s. their head as a story unfolds, or openly snap their fingers in agreement. You’ll be sitting in the auJaimie Woo is a Trinity senior. Her column runs ditorium, amazed that someone else shares your every other Monday. You can follow her on Twitter @ feelings and experiences. jwoo9913.
Abroad angst and other first world problems
ear Dookie, ternatively, Duke girls fall all over the suave, I just came back from abroad, and tight-pants, manscaped form that is the I’m having a hard time adjusting. Ev- European male. These lovely ladies help erything is so different. I feel disconnected us to keep what is likely the United States’ from the places and people most important stereotype: here. Any advice? that American women give —Yearning for Europe out blowjobs like Facebook Dear Yearny McNearny, friend acceptances. StrangeLike every other socially ly, ramming someone’s junk adept, well-endowed Duke in and around your mouth, student, I obviously went to no pleasure of your own, abroad. Because I’m not doesn’t appeal to most Euweird and wanted to go to a monday monday ropeans. After performing place that actually matters, I what is the apple pie (or, dedear dookie obviously went to Europe, not pending on previous sexual one of those freaky African history, the malaria blanket) or Latin American countries. I mean, I don’t of sex acts, these modern-day Rosie the want AIDS or Ebola or something. And Reg- Riveters then get to experience the truly gaeton? Blech, disgustante. Seriously, can we unique awkwardness of explaining your recolonize those places? Trig Palin could do one night stand to your host mom. a better job at running those countries than But you can’t spend forever excessively their current governments. photographing everything, treating Euros Going abroad was a pretty self-explanato- like Monopoly money and pretending to ry experience. You pay the price of one of care about obscure European monuments Mitt Romney’s horses to spend an eighth of that you know nothing about (and really, your college education exploring just how no matter how much I know about Bohemany places there are to get drunk in Eu- mians, Prague will never mean more than a rope. In the mean time, you take three-day- five-story discotheque). Eventually, you have a-week classes at a third-grade reading level. to go home. And when you do, everything This is how you become a global citizen. feels different. Pauly Dogs is gone, and CenMy semester abroad was the best semes- tral is actually relevant now. Durham clubs ter ever, as evidenced by how often I posted are nothing like Ibiza. The Bryan Center about it on Facebook. I mean, the whole five- looks like Wayne Manor at the end of “The minute showers thing was kind of a downer. Dark Knight” (or, actually, like any Wayne Although it looks as if Europeans use a lot of Manor party ever). Even worse, the people hair gel, it’s really just excess oil built up from who stayed here moved on! It’s almost as if years of inadequate washing. Plus, nothing Duke was the same without you, and that works in Europe. Electrical sockets, met- people lived perfectly normal lives that you ros, Ryanair, people—absolutely nothing. I were not included in! I don’t know if I can just surrounded myself with Duke kids so I emotionally process this AND the fact that wouldn’t risk talking to Europeans like, at all. Beyoncé lip-syncs. And after its novelty wore off, the food kind Well, the Dookie has news for you: You’re of sucked. After months of basically consum- not disconnected from Duke because it’s ing the stuff straight, if someone even men- been six months since you communicated tions olive oil I instantly get constipated. But with your friends outside of annoyingly freyeah, definitely the best time of my life. quent Facebook activity. And no one is irriReally, your abroad experience isn’t about tated that you don’t ask how their semesters you. It’s about maintaining the image of the went and instead just assume that yours was United States abroad. Duke sends us to Eu- better because it was European. People love rope as ambassadors—vectors of the Ameri- hearing everything there is to know about can ideals we strive to uphold. The first and Oktoberfest. (“We had a WHOLE. TENT. most important of these is that we are all fat. Like, literally, ALL of Duke was there.”) The We do a pretty good job of perpetuating this reason you’re having trouble assimilating one. Every Duke student who goes abroad back into the Duke social scene is not beleaves the U.S. as Kate Upton and returns as cause Duke has moved on without you—it fat-size Kate Upton. Remember, ladies: It’s is simply an artifact of your cultural superibetter to just deal with the FOMO than to ority. Just remember, when conversing with stress-eat your way to a FUPA. meager Durhamites, don’t speak of worldly Another important part of our image is events or foreign affairs. They will just feel how great we are at getting wasted. Main- lost and uncomfortable. Just remember that taining this particular typecast is near and after that rigorous, immersive semester, you dear to the hearts of Duke students. Ameri- can check cultured off on the resume and cans funnel into the clubs about four hours step into an office with a view. before any actual Europeans show up. Once there, Duke guys then do what they’re best Your Dearest Dookie, who flies first class, as at: They walk up behind an unsuspecting to stay separated from poors and geeds, orders a European and start grinding their dick Budweiser at every European bar, as to support the on her butt, successfully maintaining our troops. If you have a question for the Dookie, send global prowess in sucking at seduction. Al- it to email@example.com.
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team of researchers at a Swiss univer- on how these instruments have allowed sity confirmed what much of regular banks to capitalize handsomely on falling society has long suspected: bankers’ interest rates while government bond isbehavior is more reckless and manipulative suers are left paying preposterous rates to than that of psychopaths. escape the deals. The stories Thomas Noll, a study of the fallout are predictably co-author and an expert brutal: hospitals, transit sysin criminal justice at the tems and school boards in University of St. Gallen, bankruptcies engineered by describes the results with Wells Fargo, Bank of Amershock. As compared to a ica, Citigroup, Chase, Goldgroup of psychopaths, tradman Sachs, et al. ers “behaved more egotistiExtended over the years, prashanth cally and were more willing these sorts of practices have kamalakanthan crippling consequences for to take risks.” Noll was espesubalternatives cially surprised to find how societies. As leading econoruthlessly traders pursued mist James Galbraith docurelative, rather than absolute, maximization ments, deregulated finance has steadily of profits. “They spent a lot of energy trying stripped away nation-states’ public safety to damage their opponents,” he explains, nets. The degree of regulation of the finanas though their neighbors had the same car cial industry has grown to become a prima“and they took after it with a baseball bat so ry determinant of a society’s inequality. they could look better themselves.” Both the Tea Party and the Occupy But evidence of banker sociopathy isn’t movement highlighted public outrage difficult to find outside of controlled ex- against the abuses of finance, but virtually periments. all these grievances remain unaddressed by Perhaps the most striking recent exam- the U.S. government. Despite overwhelmple is that of global banking giant HSBC. ing evidence that top-level, Wall Street exFederal investigators found that over the ecutives routinely committed felonies (“just course of several years the bank seriously plain fraud” in the words of stalwart Ayn violated multiple federal banking laws, Randian, Alan Greenspan), the Obama adillegally disguising transactions with Su- ministration’s Justice Department actively dan and Iran while laundering billions of protected high-level Wall Street executives dollars for Saudi banks linked to terrorist from prosecution. As PBS’s “Frontline” groups and Latin American drug cartels, documents, this defied not only widespread among others. public support for litigation, but also the exIn the world of finance, propping pectations of bank executives themselves. up some of the world’s bloodiest armed Because robbing and starving the world groups is just a profitable business move. is not enough, banks have captured our Don’t the corpses strewn across the heart- government to ensure they are never held lands of Central America, the child soldiers accountable for their sociopathy. Congresof Sudan, the dissidents and women under sional reports show laughably plain conthe thumb of Saudi despots know anything flicts of interest in the $4 trillion of interestabout maximizing shareholder value? free loans distributed to banks in the wake Though tacit, the idea that vast numbers of the crisis. CEOs and top executives at of ordinary lives can be destroyed and de- companies like GE, JP Morgan and Goldgraded for private profit is one deeply em- man Sachs regularly sat on Federal Reserve bedded in the financial sector. Boards that approved zero-interest loans to According to World Bank figures, more their own companies. Wouldn’t it be nice if than 40 million people have in recent years students could do that? been pushed below the poverty line ($1.25 Recently declassified FBI files also reper day) because of rising food prices. More veal how banks conspired with the FBI to than a billion continue to starve worldwide. suppress Occupy protests, collecting data Underpinning these cruel statistics has on individual students at college campuses been a boom in speculation on agricul- and collaboratively planning suppression tural commodities, which rose more than efforts. Money stolen from civil society has 2,300 percent in volume between 2003 and perversely allowed banks to fund a nascent 2008 alone. Researchers from the United police state. Nations Conference on Trade and DevelYet at Duke, finance entraps so many of opment (UNCTAD) and others warn that our brightest. Each year, students in suits the ballooning of agricultural commodi- grovel for shiny banking internships and ties speculation has destabilized and driven the promise of fat, future paychecks, deludfood prices far from market fundamentals, ing themselves that theirs is a personal decieffectively transferring income from those sion. It is not. Institutionalized sociopathy is starving in the Global South to speculators not a valid or excusable career option, and in New York and Chicago. it is our ethical duty to shame prospective At home, financial innovations like bankers. We do not all have to be saints, but “interest rate swaps” built into bond deals the least we can do is avoid ruthlessly decontinue to bleed our cities and states stroying the world around us. of billions needed to rebuild crumbling public infrastructure. Thomas Ferguson, Prashanth Kamalakanthan is a Trinity jua political scientist at University of Mas- nior. His column runs every other Monday. You sachusetts, Boston, has written extensively can follow Prashanth on Twitter @pkinbrief.
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works in general is to plan an overall theme for the year, and not just event by event,” Shapanka said, noting that the performance will be in line with the genres of LDOC and other events throughout the year. In addition to the performers, Shapanka said that students can look forward to 150 free tank tops and local food trucks at personal checks. He said it is important for students to know that the alcohol policy for personal checks will be similar to the LDOC alcohol policy, noting that the policies will be strictly enforced. Glass containers and open distribution of alcohol will not be allowed, and there will be a six beers per person rule. Freshman Michael McConville said he has never heard of the artists in the lineup, but he is very excited for the fun, community atmosphere of personal check nights.
read about Star and later agreed to sign on when Bryan Silverman reached out to him. “As a businessman, I thought it would be a great idea to support him and bring it here,” Whittington said. “He’s sharp and very excited about what he’s doing. It’s great to see somebody with an idea and run with it.” Customers at Blue Note Grill are talking about the advertisement-covered toilet paper, Whittington added. “The customers will come out of the restroom with a foot length of it in their hand and take it to the table and talk about it or ask us about it, so it’s been a good conversation piece,” Whittington said. The Silverman brothers said they hope to grow the company so that Star Toilet Paper is carried in venues all across the country. “We want to make a toilet-paper empire,” Bryan Silverman said.
the Loyd Ray Farms Swine Waste-to-Energy Offsets Project, which captures and destroys methane gas to create carbon offsets. The focus looking forward will be more on individual behavior and transportation, Trask noted, such as encouraging people to carpool, ride their bikes or utilize the free Bull City Connector bus. “How to convince people to do those things is not clear,” he said. “We’re working with the city [but] the reality is, even though there are a million people around here they are pretty spread out, which complicates things.” Tavey Capps, environmental sustainability director, said that although she is impressed with the commitment and engagement of the campus community around sustainability, trying to change peoples’ habits and behaviors can be challenging. Individuals’ ability to reduce energy use and choose alternative transportation will be key in the coming years, she added. But some proposed sustainability measures, like eliminating freshmen parking on East Campus, have been received negatively by some members of the community. “There are many factors that go into decisions around sustainability, and it’s often hard to please all the stakeholders involved,” Capps wrote in an email Saturday. Although the Climate Action Plan emphasizes reducing greenhouse gas emissions, it also heavily utilizes carbon offsets in its plan to reach carbon neutrality. Offsets are reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases made to compensate for emissions the University creates, Chameides said. Examples include the University’s effort to prevent the release of methane gas into the atmosphere generated from hog waste or allowing the Duke Forest to continue to grow so that more carbon is stored in the forest. The Climate Action Plan aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by almost 50 percent from the 2007 baseline, leaving almost 183 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent to be offset by the Duke Carbon Offsets Initiative, according to the 2009 document. But achieving those offsets could be expensive, Chameides noted. “If we’re willing to spend the money, we can find offsets,” Chameides said. “It’s simply a matter of whether the University is willing to pay for those offsets…. [Duke] is short on money right now.” Another complicating factor of paying for offsets has to do with the difficulty of predicting their future expense—much of which will depend on federal regulation, Trask said. “The markets for [carbon offsets] are young and undeveloped,” he noted. “There’s a potential that when we get to 2022 or 2023, depending on what finances look like and the cost of offsets, we may say we can’t afford it.” Expenses aside, Capps said it is important that the University continue to prioritize environmental measures due to their far-reaching effects in today’s world. Sustainability has been part of Duke’s mission since before the term was popularized, she said, noting that Duke has long been known as a “campus in the forest.” “Learning how to think about complex issues through the lens of sustainability [and] considering the economic, social and environmental impacts will give students a key advantage in their lives beyond the walls of Duke,” Capps said.
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Deep effort leads Duke past BC Vernon preps for NFL at Senior Bowl
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The Blue Devils’ trip to the Duke Cancer Institute fundraiser Sweet Night in Durham may have been postponed by snow Friday, but their well-rounded 80-56 victory against Boston College was a big enough treat to hold them over until Sunday night. No. 4 Duke beat a persistent Boston College team 80-56 to remain undefeated in the ACC. The Eagles stayed with the Blue Devils and were down just 21-17 with 10 minutes to play 56 in the first half, but BC Duke’s subsequent DUKE 80 9-0 run propelled it ahead for good. “I thought we had a great two halves with great defense,” Duke head coach Joanne P. McCallie said. “Offensively, we were sharp in the first half, a little bit less so in the second half, but overall, I loved the offensive balance and productivity.” A dominant offense characterized the Blue Devils’ (18-1, 8-0 in the ACC) first half, with both junior guards Chloe Wells and Tricia Liston going 4-of-4 from the field. Liston, who came off the bench for the second game in a row with cold symptoms, ended the first half with 12 points, all of which came off 3-point shots. Duke shot 8-of-10 from downtown going into halftime. On the other side of the ball, Duke outrebounded Boston College (8-11, 2-6) 4728. Junior forward Haley Peters was responsible for 13 of the Blue Devils’ rebounds, snagging 10 on the defensive end. “I’m just trying to rebound more and more consistently this year for our team, it’s really important, and that’s been my main focus,” Peters said. “[Ten defensive rebounds] is probably the most [I’ve had] in college. I probably got more of them in high school. I’ll keep building on that.” In addition, junior guard Chelsea Gray expertly outmaneuvered Boston College with her masterful ball handling skills. Gray set the tempo for a Duke squad that Eagles head coach Erik Johnson said was simply too fast for his team to match up with.
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and made it really difficult for us to get our shooters open. It’s hard to shoot when you
In his four-year Duke career, Conner Vernon grew accustomed to rewriting the ACC record books and helping to rebuild a program with a past haunted by a number of daunting streaks. When Vernon suited up for the South team in Saturday’s 64th annual Senior Bowl at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala., not only did he become the first Blue Devil to participate in the showcase since Chris Combs in 1999, but he also took a major step toward becoming the first Duke player selected in the NFL Draft since 2004. Vernon’s numbers—four catches for 36 yards on the afternoon—were neither eyepopping nor pedestrian, but the former Blue Devil wide receiver made the most of his limited opportunities and finished with the most receptions on his squad in the South’s 21-16 victory against the North. “We knew there were a lot of players to get on the field here, and everybody was going to get around the same number of reps,” Vernon said. “I just had to try to make the most of it. I took a lot of special teams reps, and that’s not something I did a lot of in college but will have to get used to at the next level. So overall, it was a great experience.” Former Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson got Vernon involved early and often in the South’s offense, finding him three times on Vernon’s first offensive possession of the game. The duo had been paired frequently in practice drills throughout the week leading up to the Senior Bowl and were able to show off their timing. “That first day of practice it was really different,” Vernon said. “It was basically my first
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Chloe Wells scored a season-high 13 points in Duke’s win against Boston College on Sunday. “They did a great job,” Johnson said. “Their hands were everywhere, and they made it difficult for our penetrators to get by them. They had hands at every passer
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Duke tennis earns ITA National Indoor berths Men’s tennis sweeps en route to Seattle
Women’s tennis dominates, off to Charlottesville
by Olivia Banks
by Olivia Banks
It was a successful weekend of tennis for the Blue Devils, who qualified as one of the 15 teams to head to Seattle for the ITA National Indoor Tournament. After handing it to Middle Tennessee State on Friday 7-0, the team cruised to another sweep against Northwestern Saturday, clinching yet another 7-0 victory. The fifth-ranked Blue Devils started off with strong doubles play, led by sophomore Jason Tahir and freshman Michael Redlicki, who went up 4-1 early against the Wildcats. “Any time we can get out to big leads, it relaxes the other guys,” head coach Ramsey Smith said. “When we win that doubles point, we feel really good going into singles.” Doubles play was highlighted by junior pair Fred Saba and Chris Mengel, who overcame a 2-0 deficit against Northwestern’s Alex Pasareanu and Mihir Kumar to secure the first win of the night for the Blue Devils. Fierce net play by Mengel gave the pair a break of serve to tie it up at 2-2, and a strategic crosscourt backhand volley by Saba gave the pair a 5-2 lead in a love service game. The Saba-Mengel team showed off its consistency and smart decision-making in long rallies that finished in their favor. A forehand winner by Saba for match point secured a handed 8-3 win. “I’m not really looking at individual results,” Saba said. “We produced really well in doubles and the team got through, and that’s about all we can do.”
The No. 3 ranked Blue Devils took on Wyoming for the championship match of the ITA Kickoff Weekend. In just two hours, Duke managed to down the Cowgirls in an easy 4-0 victory, securing a berth in the ITA National Team Indoor Tournamnet in Charlottesville, Va. After play was delayed by two hours, the girls were anxious to get started. Although the doubles pair of senior Mary Clayton and sophomore Ester Goldfeld struggled during their match, courts two and three made quick work of their opponents, with the team of Annie Mulholland and Marianne Jodoin winning in just 27 minutes. A swinging backhand volley by Mulholland won the match for the girls 8-0. Close by, junior Hanna Mar and sopho-
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Michael Redlicki has formed a strong doubles tandem with Jason Tahir so far this season. For sophomore Raphael Hemmeler and senior Henrique Cunha, it was business as usual on court one. The No. 11 ranked doubles team in the nation stayed cool, calm and collected, winning serves and stroking smoothly. A downthe-line forehand winner for Hemmeler clinched a break of serve and a 6-3 lead. This momentum carried the team to the second and final 8-3 doubles victory. “Great weekend, really good team win,” Smith said. “We accomplished our goal and we’re headed to Seattle.” The team is excited to head to Seattle for the tournament, including Hemmeler who has never been before. Hemmeler made quick work of Northwestern’s Chris Jackman in singles, winning 6-1, 6-2 on court five. After an easy first set, Hemmeler went up 3-0 early in the second, dropping only two games the rest
more Monica Turewicz were swinging fluently, as a potent down-the-line backhand by Turewicz secured an early 3-0 lead. The two sustained their momentum for a quick 8-0 victory. “We try to have fun out there,” Turewicz said. “When we have fun we’re looser and play better and we support each other really well.” The crowd was cheering hard for the Clayton-Goldfeld team to make a comeback but they could not hold off Veronica Popovici and Simona Synkova, ranked No. 38 in the nation by the ITA. The pair got down 4-0 and could not turn it around with not-so-strong net play and numerous unforced errors. Play was discontinued with Wyoming leading 5-1 because Duke had SEE W. TENNIS ON PAGE 7
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Sulaimon’s 25 leads Duke past MD by Matt Pun THE CHRONICLE
Rasheed Sulaimon had a rough start. He went to the bench after letting Maryland’s Dez Wells score Maryland’s first seven points and grab five rebounds in the first four minutes. When he came back, he made sure that would not happen again. Hitting his next six three-point attempts, Sulaimon went on to score a career-high 25 points as the Blue Devils (17-2, 4-2 in the ACC) rebounded from their Miami loss with a 84-64 trouncing of Maryland (15-5, 3-4) Saturday at Cameron Indoor Stadium. “Rasheed played a great game,” head coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “He did something that I think is so terrific…. He said, ‘I got you coach. I’ll do better.’ So he just embraced responsibility, and anybody who embraces responsibility has a chance to do better.” Sulaimon re-entered the game at the 14:01 mark in the first half with the Blue Devils down 13-12, and the guard did not waste his second chance. First, he knocked down a 3-pointer and drew a foul to complete a four-point play that put Duke up by five. Then, he hit two more 3-pointers on consecutive plays. “Quinn [Cook] found me early, I got that and-one three, and after that everything just kept falling in, and they just kept finding me,” Sulaimon said. The freshman stayed hot, hitting two more 3-pointers to finish the half making 5-of-5 from behind the arc. Duke shot 70% overall from 3-point range in the half, a marked improvement from the 17.4% performance against Miami. “This was just a game that showed basically what our character was like,” Sulaimon said. “Are we going to fold after a big loss or are we going to step up and be men?” In the 90-63 loss to Miami Thursday, Sulaimon had played with a greater sense of urgency in the closing minutes than his teammates, scoring 11 of his team-high 16 points in the final 10 minutes. “When he came out in the first half like that [today], I thought this is a carryover,” senior Mason Plumlee said. “He was aggressive at the end of the Miami game. As a team, we weren’t all that aggressive at the end of that game, but he was, and I think it carried over.” Sulaimon’s offensive performance carried over into the second half of the match-
84 4 TOs Duke recorded a seasonlow four turnovers against Maryland and did not cough the ball up once in the second half.
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Rasheed Sulaimon hit 5-of-5 first-half 3-pointers and finished the afternoon with a career-high 25 points. up with Maryland as well. Duke entered the break with a 43-35 lead, but had given up 12 offensive rebounds and 12 second-chance points to the Terrapins. With the help of three more offensive rebounds in the first five minutes, Maryland was able to keep cutting into Duke’s lead. After the 14-minute mark, Sulaimon twice extended the Blue Devil lead back to double-digits. After the second time— on the freshman’s sixth consecutive made 3-pointer—Duke’s lead never dropped back to single digits. The wingman’s hot hand also opened the court for Plumlee, who scored just four points in the first half and has struggled without injured forward Ryan Kelly in to spread the floor. “I know a lot of the attention is going to be on Seth and Mason, especially with
Ryan being out. The attention is more on those two,” Sulaimon said. “Just doing my job as a teammate, I know that I’m going to have a lot of open shots and that I have to be ready to take them and make them…. If I’m making shots, the defense, the pressure is less on them, and they can take over the game.” In the second half, Plumlee did just that. The senior put up a 16-point second-half performance, highlighted by a two-handed, reverse putback jam midway through the half. “I thought his second half was as good as he played this year,” Krzyzewski said. “He’s playing against a pretty good player, a really good player, and that offensive rebound, that got me excited.” While Plumlee picked up his scoring performance, it was freshman Amile Jefferson who helped Duke compete on the boards. Behind his team-leading nine rebounds, the Blue Devils were able to pull even on the second-half rebounding margin after Maryland won nine more first-half boards. That improvement on the glass helped fuel Duke’s transition game that produced eight fast-break points. “We’ll run if we get the ball, and people are sending a lot of people to the ball because they’re bigger than we are,” Krzyzewski said. “If our perimeter gets the rebound, then we’re going to have a numerical advantage on the other end, and that’s what happened. To get the rebound is the thing.” Overall, all five Blue Devil starters reached double-digit scoring, and the team finished with a 52.4% field–goal percentage against the third-best field goal percentage defense in the nation. “We weren’t just playing for ourselves,” Sulaimon said. “We weren’t just playing for this team, but we were playing for this program—all the players that came before. To put on that Duke jersey is something special, and we let our program down on Wednesday and we just wanted to respond and just do everything we can to make this program proud.”
The Blue Devils finished with 18 assists, eight more than the Terrapins. Quinn Cook tallied nine of the dimes while Mason Plumlee added three.
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Sulaimon struggled at the game’s onset but quickly responded after a stint on the bench.
Mason Plumlee’s reverse put-back slam off a missed Quinn Cook la
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52.4% FG Duke shot 52.4% from the field, including 11-of-22 from beyond the arc, leading the Blue Devils to an 84-point effort. .
Steady ball control leads Duke by Andrew Beaton THE CHRONICLE
Lost amid Rasheed Sulaimon’s barrage of 3-pointers and Mason Plumlee’s portfolio of acrobatic dunks in Duke’s 84-64 win against Maryland Saturday was something the Blue Devils didn’t do much of: Turn the ball over. uke recorded a season-low four turnovers and did not give Duke it up once in the second half. Against good teams like that, especially like Maryland “Against with good athletes like [Dez] Wells, [Nick] Faust, you can’t give those guys transitions,” point guard Quinn Cook said. “We really did a good job of taking care of the ball.” he Blue Devils are turning it over just 11.1 times per The e, a full turnover per game lower than the last two game, ons and the same rate as the 2009-2010 National seasons mpionship team. Championship nd the low turnover rate is not due to a slow And pace of play, either. Duke ranks fifth in the nation in turnovers per possession, giving it up just 15.5 percent of their times down the floor.. Against Maryland, the Blue Devils ed it over on 6.2 percent of their turned possessions essions while forcing 14 Terrapin turnovers overs on 21.5 percent of their timess down the floor. erhaps what makes Duke’s Perhaps success ess handling the ball all season most impressive is the teams they have done it against. irginia Commonwealth, which Duke beat in Virginia the Battle 4 Atlantis, forces 20.4 turnovers per e—the most in Division I—and Duke gave game—the it up just eight times to Shaka Smart’s HAVOC defense. nse. The Commodores have forced two teamss to turn the ball over 34 times in a game and against them, no team other than Duke imited its number of turnovers to single has limited digits. s. he Blue Devils also played Louisville in The the Battle 4 Atlantis and finished with 14 overs, more than Duke’s season averturnovers, age but well below the 19.5 turnovers the inals force per game. Cardinals o man bears a bigger burden for the No ’s ball control than the team’s litteam’s tlest man in Cook, who played nearly all inutes against the Terrapins and 40 minutes hed it up just twice. coughed As a point guard, I take that [re“As sibility],” Cook said. “That’s the sponsibility],” est stat that I worry about. I take biggest that seriously.”
Cook has turned it over two or fewer times in 11 of the last 12 games despite acting as the primary ball-handler and playing a grueling 34.5 minutes per game in that span. How has he done it? “Just poise,” he said. “Making the right decisions, not trying to do too much.” Jon Scheyer was always praised as the ultimate game m manfinish ager in Duke’s National Championship season, finishing with a 3.0 assist-to-turnover ratio, and Cook is not far behind with a 2.8 ratio this season. In the ACC, Cook ttrails only North Carolina’s Dexter Strickland in the categ category and ranks well ahead of N.C. State’s Lorenzo Brown, who leads the ACC with 7.2 assists per game but gives it aaway 3.5 times per game. The other guy who has the ball in his han hands a lot is senior forward Mason Plumlee, and that has only become moree true since Ryan Kelly w went down with hiss foot injury. mid Kelly left midway through the Cl Clemson game, and increa with the increased attention of the defe Tiger defense, Plumlee commi committed five of his six tturnprobl overs that game in the second half. Similar problems plagued him against Georgia Tech and Miami w when respectivel he turned it over four and five times, respectively. But Plumlee clearly adjusted against Maryla Maryland’s burly frontcourt, turning it over just once and rew cording three assists. All three of those assists were o n 3-pointers, hit by Cook, Rasheed Sulaimon and Seth Curry. Whereas Plumlee found that he was hold holding onto the ball too long in those previous games games, he Maryla was faster to hit the open man against Maryland. “I was quicker to kick. I anticipated people sagging in a little more so I wasn’t forcing it,” said Plumlee, who finished 9-for-12 from the field afprev ter going a combined 12-for-35 in the previous two games. “I have to be efficient.” And as the Blue Devils seek to develop ttheir identity without Ryan Kelly, they need to conadj tinue to play smart basketball and make adjustments like Plumlee did. with “We’re obviously a different team without h Ryan and we have to play like we won’t have sai “I him,” head coach Mike Krzyzewski said. ti think we will have him at some time, but we have to figure out who we are without him.”
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Point guard Quinn Cook has taken deft care of the ball lately with two or fewer turnovers in 11 of Duke’s past 12 games.
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SWIMMING AND DIVING
Duke men Blue Devils earn 1st ever win vs. BU and women lose to UNC by Lopa Rahman THE CHRONICLE
by Jackie Klauberg THE CHRONICLE
It was a smooth day in the pool for juniors Christine Wixted and Hunter Knight as the two glided in wins in both the 100 and 200yard breaststroke in their last dual meet of the season against North Carolina. Despite both of their solid performances, the Blue Devil men and women fell short against the Tar Heels losing 164-128 in men’s competition and 166-127 in women’s action. Duke finished with nine individual wins and one relay win on the afternoon. The Blue Devils’ relay victory came in the first event of the meet when the 200-medley relay team of Megan McCarroll, Christine Wixted, Lauren Weaver and Chelsea Ye touched in a time of 1:43.61. Although Wixted enjoys swimming individual events, she finds relays to be much more exciting. “I think relays are more fun because you get to swim for three other people, you are not just swimming for yourself,” Wixted said. “Everyone thinks of swimming as an individual sport. With relays, it makes it a team sport…. You definitely get more amped up swimming for the [relay] team.” Both Wixted and Knight swept the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke. The sweep marks Wixted’s fourth time doing so this season. Junior Nick McCrory also turned in a stellar performance, winning the 1 and 3-meter spring board competitions. Duke head coach Dan Collela praised the London Olympic bronze medalists’ confidence and poise on the afternoon. “[Nick] really stood up and performed in Nick McCrory fashion,” Colella said. “He nailed a lot of his dives. I think he is setting himself up for a great championship run. He looked great [at North Carolina] and we SEE SWIMMING & DIVING ON PAGE 8
Until this weekend, Duke had never beaten Boston University. The Blue Devils (4-5) changed that Saturday afternoon, capturing a 30-13 victory against the visiting Terriers (5-4) in Card Gymnasium, avenging last season’s 21-18 loss. “A lot of good things happened tonight,” Duke head coach Glen Lanham said. “Our guys really pushed the pace. We put those guys in situations that they didn’t want to be in.” In addition to pushing the pace, the Blue Devils picked up their intensity, made the first moves and wrestled confidently, Lanham said. Redshirt freshman Trey Adamson set the tone for the meet, pinning Boston University junior Eric Des Lauriers in one minute in the 174-pound weight class to give Duke a 6-0 lead. “I was really excited to actually start,” Adamson said. “I’ve never started a dual. It was good to get the pin, energize my team and get things rolling fast.” Redshirt senior Diego Bencomo extended the Blue Devils’ lead to 12-0 after pinning Terrier sophomore Alex Najjar in 5:48 in the 184-pound division. In the 133and 149-pound weight classes, respectively, redshirt sophomore Brandon Gambucci and redshirt freshman Marcus Cain also pinned their opponents, accounting for 12 more of Duke’s 30 points. Redshirt freshman Michael Chapman and sophomore Tanner Hough scored the Blue Devils’ remaining six points with major decision victories in the 197- and 141-pound divisions, respectively. “I felt like we had confidence tonight in our shots, even in the matches that we lost,” Lanham said. Duke redshirt sophomore Immanuel Kerr-Brown exemplified this confidence in his match against Terrier junior Nestor Taffur in the 157-pound weight class. Kerr-Brown, who fell to Taffur 6-4 in a major decision, attributes the high points of his match to specific adjustments that he and Lanham made in practice after the Appalachian State meet Wednesday
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Redshirt sophomore Brandon Gambucci was one of four Blue Devils to pin his Boston University opponent. evening. “We’ve been working on the little things and tightening up my game,” Kerr-Brown said. “The escape I got and the one shot I got were things we worked on this week.” Although there were more positives than negatives in Duke’s performance, the Blue Devils continued to get ridden out on the bottom at times, Lanham said. Even in
matches that Duke won, the Blue Devils wrestled with less confidence in the bottom position than on top. “Everyone wants to wrestle on their feet,” Lanham said. “Wrestling on the bottom is something that we’ve got to improve on.” Getting consistently better is a task that the team has grown accustomed to. “We’re constantly improving, and it’s great to see that,” Kerr-Brown said.
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time being thrown to by a guy that was not [former Duke quarterback] Sean [Renfree] in four years. It was definitely a little different but by the end of the week we were feeling really comfortable with each other.” In addition to showcasing the talents of college football’s top seniors, the Senior Bowl allows participants to be led onto the field by NFL coaches for the first time. The North squad was led by Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen and his staff and Vernon’s South team was coached by staff of the Detroit Lions, led by head coach Jim Schwartz. Vernon said that even though the practice regiments of the NFL coaches were rigorous, he drew a lot of similarities between their techniques and those employed by Duke head coach David Cutcliffe. Off the practice field, Vernon was able to meet with representatives from a number of NFL teams during the week. The lax restrictions allowed him to conduct impromptu interviews with his potential future employers throughout the week. “You would just walk into the lobby of the hotel, and they would grab you,” Vernon said. “They would ask to sit down with you and talk and some teams were more interested than others, but for the most part they were all great interviews.” Now with the Senior Bowl behind him, Vernon will return to his hometown Miami where he will continue his pre-draft preparation. Since his graduation at the conclusion of the Fall semester, Vernon has worked with Tony Villani of XPE Sports in Boca Raton, Fla. The next stop for Vernon will be the NFL Scouting Combine Feb. 20 in Indianapolis. Vernon has already accepted his invitation to the combine and will be able to show off his skills in front of a host of NFL executives, coaches and scouts.
already secured the doubles point. Turewicz’s energy carried over into her singles match, where she fed off fervent support of the men’s team to lead her to a handed victory against Wyoming’s Jessica Parizher, 6-3, 6-1. Singles play was highlighted by Clayton who, in a 6-4, 6-0 win, secured her 100th singles victory, becoming the 21st Blue Devil to have that many wins, just behind all-time record holder Vanessa Webb in 1999. “It’s a great accomplishment,” Clayton said. “For senior year, it’s nice to have something to show for it.” Both teammates and coaches are all extremely proud of Clayton’s accomplishment, especially after she missed the first semester of her freshman year at Duke. “I think it’s a really great accomplishment and as a senior she can just leave with that and knowing that we’ll always be her teammates,” Turewicz said. Clayton came out with consistency in mind, being sure to take one point at a time, winning a lot of points at the net. She broke serve at 3-2 with a strategic backhand crosscourt approach shot to lead Synkova 4-2 in the first set. It was all down-hill from there, as Clayton cruised to a 6-0 second set win. “One of our goals this weekend was to create a lot of internal energy among our team,” head coach Jamie Ashworth said. “We have to be able to feed off of each other especially as we prepare for other matches.” The team also announced this weekend that sophomore Beatrice Capra has been dismissed from the University for a violation of school policy. She will be eligible to return to Duke in the Fall of 2013. The reason for her dismissal was not disclosed. “As you can imagine, this is an unfortunate event for Beatrice and our entire team,” Ashworth said in a press release.
M. TENNIS from page 3 of the match. But Hemmeler gives some credit to Northwestern’s battle against Virginia Tech the night before. He successfully used his opponent’s fatigue to his advantage. “I think I played decently,” Hemmeler said. “I tried to get him into longer rallies since I knew he was little more tired
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Duke WR Conner Vernon auditioned in front of pro scouts at this weekend’s Senior Bowl. than I was. Overall, I’m satisfied with my game.” The rest of the team also appears satisfied with Hemmeler’s match, and Tahir admits that, of all the matches, he is most proud of his teammate’s quick win. “Every time I look up it seems like he’s blowing the guy out. He makes it easier to play well when you know you have a good chance of winning every match,” he said.
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W. BASKETBALL from page 2 have hands in your face.” Although their offense diminished slightly in the second half, the Blue Devils continued their balanced game. Five players ended the game in double figures, including Peters, who notched her fourth double-double of the season, and Wells, who scored a season-high 13 points. Wells’ outing was her best since being away from the team for a portion of last season. She was suspended for the entire 2012 Spring semester for violating university policy, and she suffered a leg injury soon after her return. Her 3-0 assist to turnover ratio, coupled with her three steals and offensive dominance, were especially significant to her and Duke. “[Today] was important,” Wells said. “I just feel grateful that I’m back and that I have the opportunity to play again. Every day I just go hard whether it’s on the court or off the court with my teammates.” The cherry on top of Duke’s many successes: The Blue Devils were visited by the 2003 women’s basketball team, which reached the Final Four and won the ACC Championship. The two teams had dinner together Friday night, allowing for many of the current players to come face-toface with their idols. “I’ve followed Duke since I was born,” Peters said. “So I used to watch all of them. I came to [Duke basketball] camps, and I remember all of them. They told us they’ve been following us and to just keep working, learning from the games we’ve played so far, and how fun it was
SWIMMING & DIVING from page 6 are extremely proud that he performed so well.” Some Blue Devils will head to Charlottesville, Va. Feb. 15 to compete in the Cavalier Invitational, but many will stay behind and prepare for the ACC Championships, which take place in Greensboro starting Feb. 20 for the women and Feb. 27 for the men. Knight is confident that even though he has nearly a month off until the next time he will compete, he will be prepared. “[The break] is just part of the college season,” Knight said. “We do a good job of taking care of each other. You
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Haley Peters recorded her fourth double-double of the season in Duke’s win against Boston College on for them.” At the midway mark of ACC play, and with contests against both Miami and North Carolina next week, the Blue Devils can learn a lot from their performance against Boston College after a season in which they have struggled to put together strong back-to-back halves: That complete, balanced offensive and defensive efforts can lead to sweet, sweet victories. pretty much just think about how you want to swim and visualize your races. Visualization is something a lot of teams do…[So for the next few weeks] we just relax and have fun. You can’t worry about it too much since it’s not here yet.” Colella commended Wixed and Knight on the dominating performances they turned in to close out the dual meet season and is certain they will be geared up for the championships in a few weeks. “[Wixed and Knight] have done a terrific job the entire season long in their specialties,” Colella said. “Hunter pulled away in the end [of one of his races] in championship manner. It has been a great dual meet season for the two of them, and we look forward to them keeping that up.