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Boulding to ‘Asia’ party lands KSig in hot water continue as Fuqua dean from Staff Reports THE CHRONICLE
Bill Boulding is continuing as dean of the Fuqua School of Business, the University announced Tuesday in a Duke news release. Boulding assumed the position after former Fuqua Dean Blair Sheppard left his position in early August 2011. The search committee chaired by finance professor David Robinson conducted an international search, culminating in a list of candidates submitted to Brodhead and Lange for the final decision. Boulding will begin his full term this August. After Sheppard left his position in summer 2011, Boulding assumed the role for a shortened two-year term with the understanding that University would conduct an international dean search in his second year, The Chronicle previously reported. SEE BOULDING ON PAGE 12
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Fliers protesting an Asian-themed party hosted by Kappa Sigma fraternity appeared around campus Tuesday. Since that morning, many of the posters have been torn down. by Georgia Parke THE CHRONICLE
A theme party held Friday by Kappa Sigma fraternity has drawn major backlash from the Asian community and others at the University and online. At 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, several students, including seniors Ashley Tsai, Tong Xiang and Ting-Ting Zhou posted fliers across campus protesting a Kappa Sigma party that took place Feb. 1. The fliers included emails con-
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taining racially insensitive language sent out to party invitees and photographs from Facebook of costumed students at the party with their faces obscured. The actions precipitated criticism both of the party and of the fliering, and resulted in an official apology from Kappa Sigma. “This is not just about Asians, one party or one frat,” Tsai said. “This is a consistent thing happening. We want serious things to be done by the student body and the University so that
this never happens again.” The party was originally called “Kappa Sigma Asia Prime” in a Jan. 29 email sent out by the fraternity. Zhou said it was brought to her attention and the Center for Multicultural Affairs filed a bias incident report to the Office for Fraternity and Sorority Life, which prompted the second email with a modified invitation. The message said Asia Prime was SEE KSIG ON PAGE 5
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Barnhill draws inspiration Brown emphasizes Board from Sanford in campaign experience as qualification
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Law and religion graduate student Andrew Barnhill is running for Graduate Young Trustee.
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Graduate Young Trustee finalist Andrew Barnhill said he has “outrageous ambitions” for the University. Barnhill, a third-year graduate student in religion and law, wants to draw on his experiences as an involved member of the student body to push the University toward the future through greater collaboration. Barnhill, who has been involved in admissions, residence life and political activism, said he gathers his inspiration from Terry Sanford, former N.C. governor and Duke president. Sanford coined the term “outrageous ambitions,” as an unofficial motto for the University.
Experience matters for a Young Trustee, and senior Chris Brown argues that his three years working alongside the Board of Trustees give him what the role requires. Brown began serving on the Board’s Facilities and Environment Committee in May 2010. He served for two years before he was selected to serve on the Business and Finance Committee in Sept. 2012. If elected on Thursday, Brown hopes to increase communication between Young Trustees and the student body. “I have had three years of experience on the Board, which is the most experience of the three candidates,” Brown said. “I have the voice and ability to make a significant
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Senior Chris Brown is running for Young Trustee on a platform emphasizing prior Board involvement.
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Honor Council tries to bolster Some colleges positivity with #DukeEncourage weigh the value
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A student writes a supportive phrase on the barrier surrounding the Bryan Center Plaza expansion construction. The Duke Honor Council sponsored the project as part of its campus-wide #DukeEncourage campaign. by Emma Baccellieri THE CHRONICLE
Honor Council’s newest hashtag campaign works to remind all students of their worth, potential and individuality— #DukeEncourage. The ongoing initiative, which is run by the Honor Council, began last semester with Postit notes containing supportive messages posted in public locations like the Bryan Center, Perkins Library and residence halls. DukeEncourage has expanded this semester to include a conversation series designed to examine the ways in which identity and social mobility are shaped by Duke culture, said Honor Council chair Michael Habashi, a senior. “Honor Council is charged with promoting the community standard, which is really a difficult task,” Habashi said. “With
DukeEncourage, we hope that we’re helping people respect and appreciate themselves and everyone else. If you can find genuine love and mutual respect for one another, you can start holding each other accountable for your actions.” Sophomore Honor Council member Jennifer Margono came up with the idea for DukeEncourage. The Council’s most recent campaign, YBTT—short for You’re Better Than That— was met with some criticism. Margono said she felt the next campaign should be more uplifting. “I wanted to find a way to spread positivity around campus,” she said. “Some people thought [YBTT] was a bit offputting and thought that Honor Council was calling people out.” The Post-it notes have ranged from thoughtful—“Life, what a
wonderful thing”—to tongue-incheek—“Don’t sweat the petty things and don’t pet the sweaty things”—to simply reassuring— “It will all be okay.” They are all signed, #DukeEncourage. This past Friday, the Honor Council invited students treat the wall on Bryan Center plaza— a temporary barricade between the Plaza and Events Pavilion construction—as its own sort of “massive grey, Post-it note” and cover it with their own inspiring statements. “DukeEncourage is a great way for us to remember that even though we all go through struggles, we are all supportive of each other,” freshman Allie Parisien said. “It makes my day brighter.” DukeEncourage’s second component, the weekly conversation series, began at the end SEE ENCOURAGE ON PAGE 12
The role of AP credits in college is up for debate at some peer institutions. Dartmouth College recently announced that incoming students will no longer receive college credit for AP exams taken in high school. The new rule, which will take effect beginning in Fall 2014, will not affect current students or this year’s applicant pool. Although students will no longer receive college credit for their AP coursework, Dartmouth will still allow students to place out of certain introductory courses depending on their AP exam scores. The actions have called into question the purpose served by AP exams in the college context. Justin Anderson, assistant vice president for media relations at Dartmouth, said the purpose of the new policy is not to discredit the AP program, but rather to increase the rigor of a Dartmouth education. The hope is that by eliminating AP-based college credits, students will be encouraged to take more higher level courses during their time at Dartmouth. “What we’re talking about here is education, not just credentialing,” Anderson said. “We want our students to take advantage of what Dartmouth has to offer, rather than just racking up as many credits as they can from as many different sources as they can in order to get a Dartmouth degree.” Duke recognizes AP exams for placement out of introductory courses, but also limits the credit given for AP test scores. For the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, students can only receive
two AP credits toward the graduation requirement, whereas for the Pratt School of Engineering, AP credit is limitless for math and science courses but capped at two credits for humanities and social sciences courses. Lee Baker, associate vice provost for undergraduate education and dean of academic affairs for Trinity College, said Duke’s current method of giving AP credit is structured so that students receive class credit from their college experience rather than their high school courses. “We want an eight semester undergraduate experience,” Baker said. “We want all first-year students to have a shared experience. Our classes are worth the money, and students are connected well to our DukeEngage programs and our study abroad programs.” Trevor Packer, senior vice president of the Advanced Placement Program at the College Board, said AP policies shift in 1 to 3 percent of colleges each year, with a balance between changes that allow for more credit and changes that allow for less. Universities that grant limited credits state reasons similar to Dartmouth’s. Packer said that he agrees that credit granting is not the primary objective of the AP program. “The original intent of the Advanced Placement Program [was] to provide students with the opportunity to place into the college course for which their AP experience best prepared them,” Packer wrote in an email Monday. Although the AP program works to ensure that it is a good SEE AP CREDIT ON PAGE 6
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Whole Foods co-CEO Walter Robb speaks with Fuqua Business School Dean Bill Boulding about entrepreneurship Tuesday afternoon. by Gloria Lloyd THE CHRONICLE
If students want to change the world, they must discover what is most meaningful to them and follow that passion, Whole Foods co-CEO Walter Robb said at the Fuqua School of Business Tuesday afternoon. Deeply interested in healthy food, Robb opened a health food store in California in 1976, after graduating from Stanford with a degree in history. Eventually, he joined Whole Foods as a manager, and in 2010 he became co-CEO alongside the companyâ€™s co-founder, John Mackey.
As part of Fuquaâ€™s Distinguished Speakers Series, Robb discussed his leadership style and the social aspects of entrepreneurship in a question-and-answer format with Fuqua Dean Bill Boulding and then took audience questions. After several decades spent in the business world, Robb told more than 200 students and community members that he sees entrepreneurship as the â€œgreatest possible change agent in the world.â€? That means looking beyond the shareholdersâ€™ bottom line to see what is best for all stakeholders, including a companyâ€™s workers, he added, noting that he, Mackey and SEE WHOLE FOODS ON PAGE 6
WASHINGTON â€” Sequestration is like a train rolling quickly downhill. It has not reached the land of acrossthe-board budget cuts yet, but the Obama administration is preparing employees for that destination, even as the president looks for a sidetrack. Conceding that budget work wonâ€™t be completed by March 1, â€œwhen a series of harmful automatic cuts to job-creating investments and defense spending â€” also known as the sequester â€” are scheduled to take effect,â€? President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged Congress to approve â€œa smaller package of spending cuts and tax reforms that would delay the economically damaging effects of the sequester for a few more months until Congress finds a way to replace these cuts with a smarter solution.â€? Another delay would be the second after sequestration was originally scheduled to take effect Jan. 1. While another delay would put off harsh budget cuts, it would extend the period of uncertainty that is particularly vexing for the federal workforce. If imposed, sequestrationâ€™s economic damage would fall more heavily on federal employees than on anyone else. In addition to the potential cuts in service that all Americans would suffer under sequestration, federal employees would probably find smaller paychecks because of unpaid leave. Furloughs would be on top of previous cuts that amount to a $103 billion hit on federal compensation over 10 years.
â€œThere is no reason that the jobs of thousands of Americans who work in national security or education or clean energy, not to mention the growth of the entire economy, should be put in jeopardy just because folks in Washington couldnâ€™t come together to eliminate a few specialinterest tax loopholes or government programs that we agree need some reform,â€? Obama said. Despite Obamaâ€™s efforts, the move to sequestration seems to have hastened in recent days. Congress â€œbasically has washed its handsâ€? of trying to find an alternative, â€œwhich I find totally unacceptable,â€? said William Dougan, president of the National Federation of Federal Employees. Congress â€œcreated Frankenstein and is totally amazed that it is coming to life,â€? he added. â€œThey created sequestration in the first place and it is their problem to fix it.â€? As sequestration moves closer to reality, so do furloughs. The Office of Management and Budget told federal union leaders Monday it was preparing language that agencies could use to inform employees that furloughs are a possibility in less than a month. A draft memo says the administration may â€œhave to consider placing employees on temporary furlough, or taking other personnel actions, should sequestration occur.â€? The draft also says that to deal with â€œthe rigid nature of the cuts imposed by Congress,â€? administration officials â€œare closely examining contracts, grants, and SEE FURLOUGH ON PAGE 4
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BARNHILL from page 1 “I have that sense of outrageous ambition, and that is what drives me and hopefully the institution forward,” Barnhill said. “I really hope we don’t do what many of our peer institutions do and settle for being a mediocre institution.” Barnhill said one of his top priorities is to connect undergraduates with graduate students, noting the importance of uniting Duke’s various schools in shaping future conversations and projects. A North Carolina native, Barnhill said a key part of his vision is to enhance collaboration between Duke and Durham. If elected Graduate Young Trustee, Barnhill
BROWN from page 1 contribution to the future of the [Board of Trustees] and the University. The continuation of my previous experience is key in helping shape the direction of the Board in years to come.” Brown is an economics major pursuing the Certificate in Energy and the Environment, and he has taken classes in the Pratt School of Engineering. In his time at Duke, Brown worked as a tour guide, a Project WILD staff member and a member of The Chronicle Editorial Board. He also tutored students in Durham and worked as an executive in the Duke Partnership for Service. In previous years, Brown has served in Duke Student Government as external chief of staff and vice president for athletics and campus services. He is currently working on an honors thesis in economics. After graduation, Brown will work as a management consultant for
said he hopes to bring together a council of Durham and Duke leaders to work on future projects to better meet the needs of Durham. He said he considers civic engagement a part of Duke’s responsibilities. “We have tried to [bolster collaboration] through the Duke-Durham Relations office, but I think we have fallen short,” he said. “Duke tries to bandwagon what’s going on in Durham already, instead of working alongside from the beginning and providing leadership.” As Graduate Young Trustee, Barnhill would want to increase scholarship and financial aid opportunities for all students. “I’ve been at several meetings where that’s been discussed but not really come to action,” Barnhill said.
Barnhill is graduate resident on Central Campus, instructs a house course on religion and American politics and serves as a graduate assistant in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions—organizing Blue Devil Days in the Spring. This past Fall, he planned and hosted a symposium through the Kenan Institute for Ethics and the Duke University Initiative on Religion. He said these opportunities have provided him a variety of “touch points” at the undergraduate and administrative level that allow him to better understand the University. “He’s just done so much,” said Susan Waters, senior assistant director of admissions. “He knows Duke amazingly well, and he’s only been here three years.”
Terry Lynch, associate dean for Central Campus and staff development, said Barnhill is an ideal candidate for Graduate Young Trustee. “He’s very proactive and not necessarily reactive,” Lynch said. “He’s looking out for the best interests of the people he’s working with, and there have been several times I’ve thought ‘I’m really glad to have Andrew Barnhill on my team.’” Waters added that Barnhill is not only creative but also someone with the energy and ability to implement ideas. “A lot of graduate students are interested in their particular program but not necessarily in the University as a whole, but I’m very interested in the administrative side, as well,” Barnhill said.
McKinsey & Company in Houston, Texas. “Because of the opportunities that I have been afforded, I feel I have the responsibility to make a difference here and after Duke as well,” Brown said. “I really love this place. It is honestly a place where I have learned an incredible amount about myself and others.” Brown said that it is important for the Young Trustee to communicate with the student body in order to better reflect students’ ideas and needs. The biggest challenge facing the Young Trustees is keeping up to date with important events on campus, he noted, adding that he plans to create an email account for students to easily reach the Young Trustee about campus issues. “I want to make it easy to establish real communication in two directions to your Young Trustee, something like ‘emailyouryt@ gmail.com,’” Brown said. “It is important to have the real-life perspective on what is going on on campus. There is a big difference
between experiencing something on campus and reading about it in The Chronicle.” Sophomore Tre’Ellis Scott, DSG vice president for services and member of the Board’s Facilities and Environment Committee, said the Young Trustee position was “made for Chris.” The two got to know each other through DSG and their membership in the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. “I have sat next to Chris through numerous meetings, dinners and conversations with the Trustees and he is by far one of the most in-tune student leaders on campus,” Scott said. “Chris understands Duke and its students needs, and most importantly is able to articulate these needs to the most powerful body of people at Duke.” Gerald Wilson, senior associate dean of Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, taught Brown in his American Dreams, American Realities class. He said that Brown’s commitment to campus made him an “outstanding” candidate for Young Trustee.
“He knows how to listen and is always willing to learn,” Wilson said. “In terms of character and responsibility, Chris represents the best of Duke.” Although Brown does not know what issues the Board of Trustees will face in coming years, he said the University needs to continue to be innovative in order to attract top students. He highlighted curriculum reform and financial aid as crucial to moving Duke’s education forward. “Having access to need-based financial aid is part of what keeps our student body competitive, and any change to that would be detrimental,” Brown said. “Duke needs to be creative in redefining what it means to have a Duke education, and we need to be taking interdisciplinarity and liberal arts to the next level.” Brown, a member of The Chronicle’s independent editorial board, took a leave of absence from the group during the campaign. Anna Koelsch contributed reporting.
FURLOUGH from page 3 other forms of expenditures.” The document acknowledges that the actions “could mean making cuts to vital programs or curtailing spending on contracts.” Also possible are reductions in “operational or administrative costs in areas such as travel, training, facilities, and supplies.” Although the draft says the OMB is examining contracting expenses, David Cox, president of the American
Federation of Government Employees, complained that the “OMB still hasn’t given agencies any useful or explicit guidance for reducing spending on service contracts.” While a range of cuts affecting federal employees are on the table, the “OMB hasn’t ordered any companion cuts on the contractor side of the house, such as a freeze on new service contracts, freezing the exercise of contract options and freezing approval of contract modifications,” Cox added. Meanwhile, an aide to Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., confirmed a Federal Times report that he could consider ad-
ditional cuts to federal compensation if they were part of a large, comprehensive deficit-reduction plan. This is significant because Hoyer is the second ranking Democrat in the House and a staunch supporter of federal employees. “I strongly oppose efforts that continue to single out” federal workers, Hoyer said in a statement. “While Congress must enact a comprehensive plan to address our fiscal challenges,” he added, “it is unfair and unwise to put the burden of deficit reduction solely on one group of working Americans.”
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KSIG from page 1 canceled and a new party, “International Relations,” would instead take place. Kappa Sigma hosted an “Asia Prime” parties in previous years, when the fraternity operated off campus. In an email from Kappa Sigma President Luke Keohane, a senior, the fraternity apologized for their actions and for the party. “Upon learning of the deeply damaging effects of our email to our fellow students, we should have completely canceled the aforementioned party,” the email read. “The Duke Community in which we exist is one that we see too often as divided, and while our actions have brought attention to and widened that divide, it is our sincere intention to work to contribute to a United Duke.” The original emailed invitation included misspellings to convey accented English— “Herro Nice Duke Peopre”—and contained a meme based on Kim Jong Il character in the film “Team America: World Police.” The fliers imposed text over the message labeling the party “#RacistRager” and speculating that Kappa Sigma may lose its charter, which it regained last May, nearly 10 years after it moved off campus in 2002. The fraternity operated under its chapter name, Eta Prime, until it was invited back on campus last summer. “Nice one, Broseph Stalin!!!!! You won’t get unchartered for this!!! ;)” one flier design read. Shortly after the fliers were posted, some covering entire bulletin boards, members Kappa Sigma were seen removing them as part of an organized initiative by the fraternity. A bulletin board in the West Union Building, which had been covered and then cleared of fliers, was later filled by the words “HOW DARE YOU KSIG” cut from newsprint. Zhou is the sitting president of the Asian Students Association, but she noted that the distribution of fliers was not affiliated with any
particular organization. Undergraduate students of all races participated in the flyering, she said. “We are protesting the culture of acceptance at these kinds of things,” Zhou said. “The administration does nothing.” Vice President for Student Affairs Larry Moneta said he met with Kappa Sigma leadership on Tuesday morning, expressing his disappointment that the party occurred despite encouragement from the University administration to cancel it. A protest against the party is scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at the West Campus bus stop, and more than 560 people had responded on Facebook as “Going” by the time of publication. Several students disagreed with the flier campaign and the condemnation of the party. Freshman Raffi Garnighian posted on Facebook Tuesday, “People with the fliers: you do realize most of the people in those pictures were NOT responsible for the party but just showed up. Nice job damaging reputations of random people, you’re [sic] group is a joke and should be dissolved at this point.” Xiang, who formerly served as The Chronicle’s online managing editor, explained that the decision to include photographs of the party was a conflicted one but ultimately rested on the fact that the photos were already available on Facebook. He also noted that the text of the email did not seem enough to convey that the party theme went as originally planned. “We won’t apologize. The people in the photos not only participated in the racist imagery of the party but they also decided to publish those images themselves,” Xiang said. “They decided that they would post these photos on Facebook for thousands of people to see. We are not the publishers.” Others, like sophomore Emily Steemers, found the reaction to the party to be justified but badly handled.
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Tuesday, students tore down a wall full of fliers protesting the KSig party. Protestors respond with a phrase cut out of Chronicles—”How dare you, KSig.” “I understand where [the students posting “Every year something like this happens. the fliers] are coming from, but I think their The frats apologize and then the next weekresponse was very emotional,” Steemers said. end it happens again,” Zhang said. “I hope “Putting photos of these girls in public is un- that this time people can really be thoughtful professional and condescending. I think they and honest and try to come up with a lasting came across as very immature.” solution to racism and sexism here.” Moneta noted that no course of discipline Zhang serves as the chair of the indepenis planned for members of the fraternity, be- dent Editorial Board of The Chronicle. cause he does not believe a single punishment Many students like Garnighian and Steemor memo will resolve the persistent racial ste- ers have taken to various social media to reflect reotyping that has occurred at Duke social their opinions on the issue, including quesgatherings. He said he will continue to work tions as to whether the party is a manifestation with student leaders to help them understand of racism at all. Zhang noted that impersonthat. ating the skin color of another person denies In addition to the planned Wednesday the reality of the racial stereotypes students afternoon protest—which is organized by the must live with 24/7, beyond the parameters of Asian American Alliance—an open discussion a Friday night party. hosted by the Asian Students Association and “The problem is to assume that the skin Duke Student Government will be held at 7:30 in which America has determined that I am p.m. in McClendon 5. makes me not fully human,” Xiang said. “It is a Katherine Zhang, co-president for the skin that I cannot take off, a skin that they can AAA with Xiang, said the goal of the protest put on as a costume and make it a fun night. It stretches beyond the Kappa Sigma party and is completely trival to [them] but [they] don’t racism against Asian students. have to live in our world.”
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AP CREDIT from page 2 representation of a college level introductory course, the College Board recognizes that colleges vary in their degree of difficulty and what they expect from their students. â€œWe strongly advocate that colleges review AP courses and exams to evaluate how these experiences align with the outcomes of their introductory courses and to accordingly set credit/placement policies that are appropriate for their institution,â€? Packer wrote. The change in Dartmouthâ€™s AP policy reflects how universities may choose to use AP primarily for placement rather than course credit. â€œWhile AP test scores would continue to be a valuable tool for evaluating applicants and would continue to be used for course placement, they will simply no longer be used as a substitute for successful completion of a [Dartmouth] course,â€? Anderson said. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill gives a bit more freedom to its students by not having a limit on the amount of AP credit a student can receive. UNC allows faculty members to determine which tests are reliable measures
of course content and deserve course credit, allowing more credits to be applied toward graduation than a school that has a limit. â€œWhile it is theoretically possible for a student to fulfill all general education requirements with AP or other by-exam credit, this would be a rare occurrence,â€? wrote Erika Lindemann, associate dean for undergraduate curricula at UNC, in an email Tuesday. â€œThe average number of APs credited to first year students in 2009 was 17 hours. Undergraduate students must complete 120 hours of courseworkâ€Ś to graduate.â€? Student opinions at Dartmouth regarding the policy change have varied. Cecelia Shao, a current Dartmouth freshman studying economics, geography and public policy, matriculated with eleven qualifying AP test scores but has only received college credit for three. She says that although her course of study isnâ€™t very dependent on AP credit, having those credits for certain departments could help a lot of students. â€œPre-med is a very intense track, so giving credit for APâ€™s like Biology or Chemistry would definitely help,â€? Shao said. â€œThe policy might have been a little too extreme.â€?
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WHOLE FOODS from page 3 three other executives cap their pay at 19 times that of an average Whole Foods worker, compared to a more typical arrangement where CEO pay might exceed that of the average worker by several hundred times. â€œYou guys all have the incredible advantage of an education at Duke,â€? Robb said. â€œWhat are you going to do with it?â€? The Chronicleâ€™s Gloria Lloyd sat down with Robb after his talk to discuss how students can make an impact on the world through entrepreneurship. The Chronicle: In your talk, you encouraged students to â€œdo the work inside yourselfâ€? to find what it is that drives them. But that may sound easier than it actually is, or students just may not have come across their passion yet. Do you have any advice on things students can do to find their passion? Walter Robb: It starts with something as simple as listening to things that are inspiring to youâ€”a painting, a book, a walk. Pay attention to those moments when you feel that passion. Thatâ€™s the universe trying to get you to create your own path. And your job is to listen when that happens. The only answer is one you create for yourself. And you have to be open to those moments of inspiration and have the courage to stitch them together and find your own way. And ask yourself why it inspires you. Sometimes I will take a walk on a beach and say my life out loud. When you put your life into words, you give strength to your thoughts and your moments that are most powerful or emotional and that can help you think about where you want to go. I think your generation in particular has an inherent sense of the interconnectedness of the world. Thatâ€™s something my generation took a long time to learn. Youâ€™re digital natives, so you get to start knowing that everyone is connected. So your starting place is further along than my generationâ€™s was, and you have that advantage no matter what you want to do. TC: Social entrepreneurship is really important at Fuqua and at Duke. Students take social entrepreneurship classes and many want to be social entrepreneurs. Should social entrepreneurship be separate from entrepreneurship? WR: Whatâ€™s different about what Iâ€™m trying to lay out here is that business is evolving, and the way in which that manifests itself socially may vary. Entrepreneurship in the 21st century has evolved to where itâ€™s operating from a more responsible place. I donâ€™t like those separations of visions of entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship. For example, some businesses have a â€œsustainability department.â€? What does that mean? Is it the only department thatâ€™s sustainable, and everything else is not? Sustainability should just be part of how youâ€™re operating. TC: You talked about how you believe business is the best tool available for social change. If someone wants to change food in America, why is it better to start a company like Whole Foods, rather than a nonprofit? WR: At Whole Foods, we have a pretty big platform and a certain amount of weight that comes with being a company of our size. We also have a certain amount of responsibility to our customers, and thereâ€™s a big opportunity that goes along with that. Whole Foods can literally move mountains. We are big enough that we can raise issues, or change standards. And itâ€™s our customers that give us that big platform. Itâ€™s a very different feeling from a nonprofit trying to change things.
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Duke head coach David Cutcliffe will officially welcome his latest crop of players today as committed recruits fax their national letters of intent to Durham on National Signing Day. In addition to the four early enrollees this semester—cornerback Evrett Edwards, cornerback Quay Mann, quarterback Parker Boehme and linebacker Dominic McDonald—the Blue Devil coaching staff is expected to add 16 more players to its 2013 recruiting class today, rounding out a crew of 20. “The thing that stands out to me is with David Cutcliffe, you are always going to get good quarterbacks and receivers,” ESPN ACC recruiting analyst Dave Hooker said. “I don’t care where he is coaching, but this class is pretty strong on defense. Evrett Edwards is probably the highlight. I think that’s a sign that [Duke’s] winning is helping them.” After giving up an ACC-worst 36.0 points per game, Duke needed some help on the defensive side of the ball. In particular, the secondary—a unit that was plagued by injuries last season and gave up an alarming 267.6 passing yards per game—will gain considerable depth, speed and talent by adding Jake Kite, Chris Holmes, Breon
With National Signing Day today, Duke will officially add 20 members to its 2013 recruiting class. Below is a profile of seven notable members of the class, but visit www.dukechronicle.com for a profile of every member of the group. Quay Chambers, athlete Monroe, N.C. 6’4”, 200 lbs. Chambers might be the most versatile player in Duke’s 2013 recruiting class. In his senior campaign he tallied 1,773 yards, 22 touchdowns and seven interceptions in the air, while accumulating 1,221 rushing yards on 147 attempts and 16 scores on the ground. The first commit of Duke’s 2013 recruiting class, Chambers’ ideal frame and size make him a challenge to bring down in one-on-one situations. It remains to be seen how exactly Cutcliffe and his staff will utilize him in Durham, but the North Carolina native’s multifaceted skill set should make him an asset in the future. Chambers picked Duke over offers from N.C. State, East Carolina and South Carolina.—Brady Buck Austin Davis, offensive lineman Mansfield, Texas 6’5”, 295 lbs. CHRONICLE GRAPHIC BY CAROLINE RODRIGUEZ AND PHILLIP CATTERALL
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Duke will add 20 recruits from the class of 2013, highlighted by eight defensive backs.
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Increasing attendance an uphill battle for Duke by Jay Sullivan THE CHRONICLE
When Joanne P. McCallie was hired as Duke’s head coach in 2007, she said one of her goals was to sell out Cameron Indoor Stadium for 10 consecutive games. She has yet to do that as the Blue Devils have seen average game attendance go back down after it peaked at 6,764 in her first season, though she has consistently put together one of the top teams in the country. While the men’s team sells out the 9,314 capacity at Cameron Indoor Stadium on a regular basis, the women’s team has managed to do that just six times in McCallie’s nearly six years in Durham and did not do so at all in the 2011-12 campaign for the first time in seven seasons. But in McCallie’s time, the Blue Devils have owned Cameron Indoor Stadium, losing there just five times. Last season, the Blue Devils officially averaged 5,361 in attendance per game at Cameron Indoor Stadium the majority of which were not students. Since reaching an all-time high in the 2007-08 season, the attendance at women’s games declined in the next two seasons before picking back up the last two years. Duke ranked 15th in women’s basketball attendance last season behind less successful programs such as Louisville and Iowa State. Tennessee holds the top spot in
the women’s basketball attendance with an average crowd of 14,414. Compared to the other current top five nationally-ranked programs this season—Baylor, Connecticut, Notre Dame and Stanford—the Blue Devils only rank higher in attendance than Stanford. In order to increase student and local excitement about the program, Duke Athletics has made a concerted effort to promote the program to the Duke and Durham community, finding limited success. Tenters in Krzyzewskiville have been given grace during women’s games both home and away with the intention of increasing student attendance. During two recent home contests against Boston College and Miami, about 300 students attended each game, a significantly higher number than during some early season contests. The Blue Devils maintain that attendance numbers are not as important as the quality of the fans who support them at home and in nearby away games at North Carolina and N.C. State. “We do have amazing fans. Our stadium isn’t quite as big as Connecticut’s, but we have amazing fans here and we really enjoy their support,” junior guard Chelsea Gray said. A consistent trend for the women’s program has been that attendance increases as CHRONICLE GRAPHIC BY PHILLIP CATTERALL
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The Blue Devils have struggled to sell out Cameron Indoor Stadium despite their high ranking.
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RECRUITS from page 7 Borders, Bryon Fields, Deondre Singleton, Mann and Edwards, who stuck with Duke despite being heavily pursued by a bevy of college football powerhouses. Much of Duke’s success in recruiting quality defensive backs stems from the program’s use of the 4-2-5 set that relies on using several versatile defensive backs on the field at the same time. Kite—a hard-hitting, three-star safety from Roanoke Va. with a 40-yard time of 4.49—was drawn to the scheme, and it ended up being one of the main reasons he opted to choose the Blue Devils instead of Duke’s Triangle rival N.C. State, which offered him a scholarship and recruited him intensely. “I love it,” said Kite in regards to the 4-2-5 defensive set used by Duke. “I love what Coach Knowles has as going with my position. It givess me ay.” more of an opportunity to play.” st One of Cutcliffe’s most cherished recruiting victories in the class was Chris Holmes, a 6-foot-2 and top-100 safety according to Scout.com, who decommitted from N.C. State after its firing of head coach Tom O’Brien. Before and after he withdrew his pledge to thee Wolfpack, Clemson and South h Carolina were recruiting Hol-mes aggressively. “South Carolina has donee really well recruiting lately, y, and Clemson has one of thee best recruiting staffs in the na-tion, bar none,” Hooker said. “When you are able to beatt out those type of schools, I think that says an awful lot.” Cutcliffe has been able to improve the profile of the
program and expand the Blue Devils’ national recruiting footprint in his tenure. The staff has also been able to make strides with in-state recruiting due to the stability of Duke’s program compared to its Triangle counterparts. He has recruited in the fertile high school football hotbeds well too. Five members of Duke’s class call Florida home, which is the most of any state followed by four from North Carolina and three hailing from Virginia. The class also consists of two Texans and two Californians. “I think it’s pretty impressive that Cutcliffe has been able to go into all these different areas and get quality players,” Hooker said. “I think kids are starting to realize you can win, play good football and get a fantastic education. It’s possible to do it all.” T.J. Douglas—a three-star athlete according to ESPN.com and Duke commit— g agrees with that notion and sees it as just the beginnin beginning for Duke. The versatile 6-foot-2 athlete ffrom Fort Myers, Fla. played quarterback in high school, but will line up as a wid wide receiver in Durham. “ “Duke is definitely on the rise,” Douglas Dou said. “I think it’s just going to keep kee getting better with Coach Cut.” Offensively, O Cutcliffe is also adding who could very well end up being the next Brian Moore in Austin Davis, Da a 6-foot-5 and 295-pound lineman. m The Texan is the No. 6 overall center c in the class, according to ESPN.com. With its first bowl appearance in nearly 20 years in the rearview mirror, m the program’s culture continues tin evolve. And winning is the sta standard for its next group of freshm men. “[The Duke coaching staff is] really r proud of the kids they have [on campus now] and the recruiting class that they have,” Kite said. “They think we’re going to do some great things.”
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Checking in as the No. 6 overall center in the class of 2013 by ESPN, Davis is one of the few offensive lineman in Duke’s class. He will serve as a strong anchor in the trenches down the road as he develops. A stellar student that plans to go to medical school, the Texan selected the Blue Devils over scholarship offers from Oklahoma State, Arizona State, Maryland, Wake Forest and West Virginia. He has both the size and athleticism to be a key member in an ACC offensive line. —Brady Buck Evrett Edwards, cornerback Woodbridge, Va. 5’11, 175 lbs. Edwards is easily the most highly-touted player in Duke’s 2013 recruiting class. Playing in one of the most difficult high school football leagues in the region, Edwards helped his high school team reach the quarterfinals of the state playoffs. An early enrollee, the lockdown cornerback should compete for snaps right away in the secondary given his 4.42 speed in the 40yard dash. Since landing his commitment last spring, the Blue Devil coaching staff was able to fend off a bevy of high-major football schools—including Penn State, Maryland, Illinois, Pittsburgh and North Carolina, among many others, still recruiting him while committed—to get him to Durham.—Brady Buck Chris Holmes, safety Spotsylvania, Va. 6’2”, 187 lbs. Holmes was originally slated to play football on another corner of the Triangle, but decommitted from N.C. State following the firing of head coach Tom O’Brien and gave the Blue Devils a verbal commitment New Years Day. He starred on both sides of the ball for Chancellor High School, playing both wide receiver and defensive back during his high school career. Holmes reeled
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the season progresses or when Duke competes against another top college program. Five of the six sell-outs during McCallie’s tenure have come against North Carolina, Tennessee or Connecticut. “We’re always trying to build support. We love our students. We love the Crazies, and we want them to come to all of our games,” head coach Joanne P. McCallie said. “They tend to come more now during January and February because the basketball season really kicks in now, but we just think they’re the very best fans in the world. We appreciate that and want to grow it.” McCallie has focused the effort in bolstering support for her program by promoting the individual players to fans and improving students’ knowledge of the Blue Devils high standing in the women’s college basketball rankings. Despite lower attendance numbers than the men’s team, Duke has consistently led the ACC in women’s basketball attendance. “I think it is a process of people p p p knowing more about ut our players personally. It’s a grassroots assroots effort with women’s basketball,” etball,” McCallie said. “It’s a growing thing, and we’ll continue nue to try to attract studentss and grow it from there.. I don’t think people know now that much about women’s basketball when n we’re talking about equity of competition. on. I think it’s just important that they know us personally and that they know a little bit it about us because I definitely nitely think
in 25 catches for 317 yards and four touchdowns during his senior season, but will play safety for head coach David Cutcliffe in Duke’s 4-2-5 defensive scheme. Regardless of which side of the ball he plays on, Holmes has an undeniable nose for the football and hands to match. Holmes also held scholarship offers from Clemson, Illinois, Michigan and West Virginia, to name a few.—Daniel Carp Jake Kite, safety Roanoke, Va. 6’1”, 180 lbs. To put it simply: Kite was born to be a football player. The hard-hitting safety has a knack for running the alley and stopping the run. The Roanoke, Va. product has been committed to Duke since last spring. Choosing Duke over a scholarship offer from N.C. State, the reliable tacker with exceptional football instincts is recovering from shoulder surgery this winter and spring, but should be ready to go for the Blue Devils come training camp. Cutcliffe will love his 4.49 40-yard speed on the defensive side of the ball in the coming years.—Brady Buck Dominic McDonald, linebacker Altamonte Springs, Fla. 6’2”, 242 lbs. A former Tennessee commit, McDonald, a three-star player by ESPN, decommitted from the Volunteers and gave his pledge to the Blue Devils in December. Playing at Lake Brantely High School in Altamonte Springs, Fla., he was a first-team all state selection for class 8A as an outside linebacker in the Sunshine State. Like Edwards, Mann and Boehme, McDonald enrolled at Duke for the spring semester. Speed seems to be the one concern. Thus, he could end up playing middle linebacker or potentially even defensive line depending upon if he is fast enough to fit in the Blue Devil’s 4-2-5 scheme as a linebacker.—Brady Buck it’s a grassroots approach.” During Sunday’s game against North Carolina, the Blue Devils were met with a large hostile crowd as well as a group of loyal Duke season ticket holders at Carmichael Arena in Chapel Hill. Perhaps a testament to recent efforts, the Duke fan base was significant and made its presence known throughout the 84-63 victory for the Blue Devils. “It was great to play in front of this crowd and a lot of Duke fans I might add,” McCallie said. “It felt comfortable. It felt like we had our section, and they had their section. I think any crowd is particularly great for women’s basketball.” One of the biggest issues for the Duke women’s program is the fact that it has yet to win a NCAA Tournament during McCallie’s stint as head coach. The men’s team boasts four national championship banners and the winningest coach in Div. I men’s basketball, while the women have yet to make a Final Four despite their ACC banners. This disparity between the men’s and women’s programs has provided Duke with the motivation to continue to fight for on-court success succes and greater fan support. “We use it as motivation,” Gray said. “The men’s team has four banners up there and we have yet to put p up one. So that’s sort of a motivation and challenge for us to get there.” McCallie sees the goals for her McC program as intertwined. The progra team continues to pursue a nac tional championship while fostering local support for regular season games. “We’re just working hard to “We be great. grea We don’t have any banners, but b we’re working for them. And we just want to attract fans the best we can,” McCallie said.
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Implicit racism is still racism Drawing students bear- attire worn by those at the paring kimonos and calculators, ty all drew on stereotypes and Kappa Sigma fraternity’s Asia myths about Asian culture and Prime party is the most recent people that reduced a diverse in a long line of insensitive group of human beings with party themes conjured up by varied customs and traditions groups at Duke. to a set of symAlthough very bols and gareditorial few, if any, Duke ments stripped students harbor explicitly rac- from a smattering of Asian ist views, pervasive sexist, racist traditions. Throwing a party in and otherwise disrespectful which traditional attire from party themes remind us that China, Japan and Thailand insidious forms of prejudice all get tossed into the totalizoperate in the absence of overt ing Asian category misrepreracism and that our commu- sents, trivializes and devalues nity continues to suffer from the range of cultural practices norms that allow this unseen found in Asia and Asian Amerprejudice to persist. ican communities. The party was racist for Conceiving of Asian culture several reasons. Firstly, the in- in this way treats it as fundavitation employed caricatures mentally different from and inof Asian culture and speech. ferior to the cultural practices But more importantly—the found in the United States and theme, the invitation and the Europe. Moreover, culturally
The discussion on racism aside, I flat out disagree with the sarcastic, juvenile tone of the fliers that were posted this morning. —“whydoihavetoregistertopost” commenting on the story “Duke Kappa Sigma party ignites firestorm of criticism.” See more at www.dukechronicle.com.
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insensitive party themes allow the norms that underlie prejudice to go unexamined. The themes reproduce an understanding of culture and society that alienates Asians and Asian Americans from the broader community, robs these groups of cultural self-determination, legitimizes their oppression and social exclusion and denies them the ability to shape their own cultural identities. Because, in the United States, Asians and Asian Americans constitute a historically marginalized group that continues to lack significant institutional power, the persistence of racist myth and stereotypes is particularly damaging. From Asia Prime to Pi Kappa Phi fraternity’s Pilgrims and Indians party last year to a perennial slew of sexist party
invitations, racism, sexism and other forms of discrimination continue to assert themselves as permanent fixtures of Duke’s social fabric. Although scandals often spur dialogue, the fact that they continue to pervade campus life suggests that both the University and social groups should take stronger steps to root out discrimination. Perhaps fraternity party themes and invitations should undergo a more thorough screening process, or maybe the University should require new selective living group members to receive training on how to develop party themes and invitations that do not disrespect their peers. Eradicating prejudice is incredibly difficult. And if, for whatever reason, individuals and groups continue to per-
petuate harmful stereotypes and norms, we hope that the rest of the Duke community can respond by developing and asserting new norms that emphasize respect and inclusiveness. The Facebook and flyer campaign launched by a group of students in response to Kappa Sigma’s party reflects the attitude that Duke students should take in response to these kinds of parties. Even if they cannot root out prejudice, the students, by expressing their frustration with racism and demanding that we adopt new norms, have begun to create a community in which racism, sexism and cultural insensitivity are no longer tolerated. Board Chair Katherine Zhang, co-president of the Asian American Alliance, recused herself.
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n the wake of the political fallout following the simultaneously across campus, they were taken down “Pilgrims and Indians” party of 2011, I was pleas- by students. These actions were caught on camera, antly surprised at the mostly progressive response though several student activists ran into a little troufrom Duke’s student body. I had ble while documenting the backlash, hoped that such an instance would as some reacted negatively to activists’ simon ho have sent a clear message: that Duke attempts at documentation. guest column as an institution and a student body The lengths to which KSig emwould not condone such racism— pathizers seem to have gone to hide even in the lighthearted party atmosphere it was in- their actions from campus attention is disgusting tended for. Clear or not, Duke’s chapter of Kappa —possibly employing a saboteur, and destroying inSigma fraternity threw a party this year much in the criminating materials. same vein. Called “Asia Prime,” it was advertised in a In the following days, students groups both similar “witty” tone: cultural and otherwise have collaborated to find “Herro Nice Duke Peopre!! We are proud to an- a collective voice and peaceful solution. Backing nounce the return of Kappa Sigma Asia Prime, this the Asian Students Association in their attempts Friday! We look forward to having Mi, Yu, You and Yo to create campuswide dialogue, the BSA, National Friends over for some Sake. ... Chank You” Pan-Hellenic Council and college administrators, While it was not the first year this particular among others, offered statements of solidarity. As race-themed party was thrown, the Asian American the days progress, we can only hope that meaningcommunity responded for the first time this year. ful dialogue—but more importantly, institutional Filing several complaints with the Center for Mul- redress—are in the near future. ticultural Affairs and the Office of Fraternity and As we consider how Pi Kappa Phi fraternity’s Sorority Life, student activists were met with this “Pilgrims and Indians” party obtained a similar correspondence from KSig: campuswide attention only last year, we can only “The Brothers of Kappa Sigma regret to inform guess why race-themed parties such as “Asia Prime” you that our forebrothers’ secrets of the Far East and “BET (Black Entertainment Television)” conhave not survived the move back onto campus. tinue to happen. Without them, Asia Prime cannot go on and must It is deplorable to suggest that for whatever reason, be cancelled. Instead, Kappa Sigma presents: Inter- Asians are a suitable target for a race-themed party, national Relations. A celebration of all cultures and whereas Native Americans are somehow “now” out of the diversity of Duke.” the question. More likely is perhaps the brothers of There was of course no apology for the racist lan- KSig had not expected any major backlash from the guage in the previous email, and perhaps an over- Asian community or the rest of their Duke peers. I dose of self-righteous sarcasm. The party unofficially would like to hope that the brothers understood the continued with its original theme and little concern racist nature of their actions. Thankfully, the greater for racial sensitivity, as seen by images of partygoers Duke population seems to understand the depravity uploaded to Facebook. of their peers’ actions and have come together to upIn the days following the party, student activists hold justice and human decency. from all over campus convened unofficially in an atDiversity, ethnically or racially, is not a commodity tempt to flyer Duke’s campus with evidence of last to be mockingly made the theme of a party. Asians, week’s racism. Over a thousand fliers were printed blacks, Latinos and Native Americans all exist as peoand distributed for flyering among the group. One ple beyond skin color and television tropes. To define student however, was found to be less than interested our identity is essential—it is how we are marked in in exposing KSig’s actions—it was determined he was the pyramid of America. To those who wish to define never invited to the group, and was more interested it for us, your actions de-humanize and partition our in persuading the group not to blow things out of pro- normality. We are people, and we have a right to enjoy portion or ruin KSig’s image. this campus without being degraded. KSig seemed to have a vested interest in the events that happened the following morning. Almost immeSimon Ho is a Trinity senior and the vice president of diately after more than a thousand fliers were posted cultural affairs for the Asian Students Assosiation.
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young trustee endorsements IFC endorses Brown for Young Trustee Having met with the three candidates, the Interfraternity Council has voted to formally endorse senior Chris Brown for the position of Young Trustee. Brown has been an active member in a multitude of student groups across campus, and an effective voice already on the Board of Trustees. His experience on Duke Student Government as external chief of staff, vice president for athletics and campus services, and senator for Durham and regional affairs shows his understanding of student life and his commitment to the betterment of the Duke and Durham communities. In addition, he is a member of Duke Venture Forward, Dukes and Duchesses, Project WILD and The Chronicle editorial board. Brown has been an active and productive member of the Duke community for his entire undergraduate career, and the Interfraternity Council is confident that Chris Brown will serve as a successful Young Trustee. The Interfraternity Council wishes the best of luck to all participating candidates and strongly urges every member of the Duke community to vote this coming Thursday. Jack Riker, Trinity ’14 President, Interfraternity Council Panhellenic Association endorses Brown for Young Trustee The Panhellenic Association is proud to announce their endorsement of senior Chris Brown for Young Trustee. We are very impressed with his vast experience and involvement in organizations over his tenure at Duke, most notably his service on DSG and numerous Board of Trustee subcommittees. Through these commitments, Chris has garnered widespread support, respect and visibility on campus, which we believe will make him an effective and approachable student liaison. Chris has also suggested innovative tactics to stay connected and accountable to the diverse organizations on campus, easing our concerns about the historically limited communication between the students and Young Trustees. Additionally, Chris’ poise, charisma and respect for women make us proud to support this exemplary member of our greek community. However, Chris is not only committed to a handful of smaller communities at Duke; his character, enthusiasm and experience make him the ideal choice to represent to the Duke student body at-large as well. The Panhellenic Association enthusiastically supports Chris Brown for Young Trustee and encourages you to vote for him in the upcoming election. Katie Howard, Trinity ’14 President, Panhellenic Association Environmental Alliance endorses Bhutani for Young Trustee Duke Environmental Alliance enthusiastically endorses Gurdane Bhutani for Young Trustee. After meeting with all three candidates, it was clear that all three are highly qualified students who would make valuable contributions to the Board of Trustees. However, we feel that Gurdane is best suited to communicate to the Board not only the perspectives of Duke’s environmental community, but also those of our diverse undergraduate community as a whole. Through his multiple positions in Duke Student Government and other University committees, Gurdane offers a depth of experience working and engaging in discussions with our administration. His experience and interests expand further to lobbying Congress, improving our financial aid system, advocating for the support of diversity on cam-
pus and introducing creative curricular ideas. As a student who has taken advantage of Duke’s many student opportunities all four years, including a broad set of academic curricula and active participation in student events and activities, Gurdane has an overwhelming capacity to understand the undergraduate body. His thorough perception of the student perspective, alongside his extensive and wide-ranging experiences, give us confidence that Gurdane has the tools necessary to both introduce lasting changes and present the undergraduate voice in the Board room. As Duke’s principal undergraduate environmental organization, Environmental Alliance is committed to environmental sustainability on Duke’s campus and beyond. Gurdane’s comprehensive knowledge of campus sustainability issues and involvement in groups such as the Duke Transportation Advisory Committee indicate a clear understanding of Duke’s immediate and long-term sustainability goals. His knowledge and desire to incorporate sustainability into the diverse aspects of our University demonstrate his innovative approach to Duke’s goals and challenges, as well as a solid commitment to Duke’s core values of sustainability and social justice. Gurdane is an accomplished, passionate candidate who offers our University and its students a knowledgeable and refreshing outlook. Environmental Alliance is proud to support him for the position of Young Trustee. Jina Kim, Trinity ’13 Co-president, Environmental Alliance ESG endorses Bhutani for Young Trustee It is with confidence that the Engineering Student Government endorses Gurdane Bhutani for the position of Young Trustee. All three finalists, Gurdane Bhutani, Chris Brown and Ashley Alman, stand out as strong candidates, exemplary Duke student leaders and role models for the campus. Yet, after interviewing each candidate, and after careful consideration, Mr. Bhutani set himself apart in the interests of the engineering community. His knowledge base, experience on campus and demonstrated leadership skills make him the best fit for the Board of Trustees. Gurdane demonstrates a particular knowledge of the challenges that Pratt students face, inspiring confidence in the engineering community. He understands the value of diversity, from academic, social and economic standpoints, furthering our confidence that the Pratt School would be well served by his presence on the Board. It is apparent to us that he is actively innovative in his approach to leadership and action, thinking outside the box and going beyond the call of duty to serve the community. Moreover, Gurdane’s record and work to improve the University is unmatched. His work in securing free STI testing on campus, as well as his efforts in maintaining West and East Campus student parking are only two of many examples of his dedication to student life. Gurdane’s commitment to meaningful change typifies the character that we would want as Young Trustee. He is sure to be a welcome voice on the Board of Trustees, and his wisdom and desire to help will benefit the entire University. For Pratt students, and for all students, ESG is confident that Gurdane Bhutani will best represent our voice. Derek Schocken, Pratt ’15 President, Engineering Student Government Diya endorses Bhutani for Young Trustee Given the three excellent and extremely qualified Young Trustee finalists, Duke Diya had a hard time deciding which one to endorse. All of the candidates brought years of hard
work and devotion to Duke and its students and each candidate had his or her own unique perspective to comment on. After interviewing and carefully considering each of the three candidates, Duke Diya is happy to announce its support for Gurdane Bhutani as this year’s Young Trustee. Gurdane’s professionalism and enthusiasm impressed our board, and we were further impressed by his ability to understand Duke as a whole. He understands that the quality of the Duke undergraduate program is not insular, but is impacted by all of Duke. We were also attracted to Gurdane’s wide range of campus experiences. In particular, we found Gurdane’s experience as the executive vice president of DSG as well as his work with the Office of Financial Aid to be especially impressive. He has also played a role in major campus initiatives, including STI testing on campus, the alcohol amnesty policy and Merchants on Points hours. We believe that his experiences in taking classes in Pratt, Trinity, the Nicholas School and Sanford and his interactions with members of the Duke hospital system, Fuqua School of Business and Duke Athletics have given him a diverse perspective of Duke in its entirety. We expect that this diversity will be invaluable to him as a Young Trustee. Above all, we believe that Gurdane’s dedication to a multifaceted understanding of Duke and his deep knowledge of Duke’s numerous endeavors will make him a wellrounded Young Trustee, one who will draw from his diverse undergraduate experiences to help create an even stronger Duke. We wish all the candidates best of luck in this year’s election and look forward to its results. Tara Iyengar, Trinity ’13 Co-president of external affairs, Duke Diya Baldwin Scholars endorse Bhutani for Young Trustee The Baldwin Scholars are proud to announce our endorsement of senior Gurdane Bhutani for Young Trustee. Gurdane Bhutani has extensive leadership experience, including serving as both executive vice president and vice president of student affairs within DSG. Bhutani speaks to the importance of diversity and gender equality on campus. His active leadership has allowed him to successfully lobby for many causes important to Duke students, notably including free STI testing on the Duke student insurance plan. Gurdane also maintains a commitment to promoting Duke’s innovation, commenting on the importance of Duke becoming a leader in academic advancement through programs like Coursera and the flip classroom. Bhutani’s commitment to the arts, exemplified by his involvement with programs like STEAM, also appealed to the Baldwin Scholars. These innovative programs ensure that Duke is a top choice for the brightest candidates. His values promote a Duke that will allow us to take the lead in academic innovation among the nation’s top universities. The candidates all possess qualities that would make them exceptional Young Trustees. Bhutani, however, seemed most aware of the issues that face students of all genders, sexual orientations, races and socioeconomic statuses. Although each candidate offers an interesting prospective, we are confident in Bhutani’s abilities to speak on behalf of the Duke student body and advocate for meaningful change in an analytical and informed manner. His commitment to Duke is obvious in the competency he has already shown in his roles as a student leader. The Baldwin Scholars enthusiastically support Gurdane Bhutani as Young Trustee for 2013. We encourage all members of the Duke community to support him in the election. Nourhan Elsayed, Trinity ’16 Secretary, Baldwin Scholars
letters to the editor NPHC responds to Kappa Sigma party As members of the Duke greek community, the National Pan-Hellenic Council feels obligated to reach out to our fellow greeks, the brothers of Kappa Sigma fraternity. Too often in years past, Duke fraternities have hosted parties with themes that marginalize and ostracize entire minority populations based on misguided representations. This level of ignorance is antagonistic to the principles on which many of our organizations were founded. When an essential part of one’s identity is used as a point of laughter for another group’s amusement, the extent of damage caused cannot be overstated. We are speaking out against this type of con-
duct, but also against the fundamental belief that such insensitivity is permissible among leaders of the Duke community. We call upon the brothers of Kappa Sigma fraternity, and indeed all greeks, to reflect upon our principles. Is this what we truly aspire to represent? Kyle Jones, Trinity ’13 President, National Pan-Hellenic Council Response to Kappa Sigma’s “Asia Prime” party The Black Student Alliance joins the Asian Student Association, their allies and the socially conscious Duke community in condemning the “Kappa Sigma Asia
Prime” party and other such actions of racial insensitivity. At Duke, we have been blessed with an incredibly diverse community, which enhances our academic and social experiences. When people feel marginalized, disrespected, belittled and unappreciated, those experiences are threatened. No group—racial or otherwise— should be subjected to this type of insensitivity. We call for reflection and dialogue about racial justice and mutual understanding as we attempt to move past this issue as a student body. Marcus Benning, Trinity ’14 President, Black Student Alliance
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BOULDING from page 1 An expert on marketing and management, Boulding has expanded programs both at Duke and at campuses abroad in China, India and the United Arab Emirates, among other countries. He aims to address globalization with more innovation and modernization in classrooms, while also focusing on stabilizing the school’s budget, Lange noted. “I am enormously pleased that the search committee has recommended Bill to us for a full term as dean,” Lange said in a statement. “He is an outstanding scholar and teacher who has also accomplished much for Fuqua over the past 18 months. In that time, he has also traveled extensively to increase the breadth and depth of connections with Fuqua’s growing and globally dispersed alumni network.” The Financial Times called Boulding “a Fuqua man through and through,” and he has received many teaching awards, including the Bank of America Award, Fuqua’s highest faculty award. “Bill Boulding combines powerful idealism about what
ENCOURAGE from page 2 of January. “The goal is to create candid campus conversations,” Habashi said. “There’s this sense that when you come to Duke, you join groups—greek organizations, SLGs, sports teams—and maybe start to lose your original identity.” He added that losing their “original identity” makes
business schools can do for the world with immense practical skill in executing toward these goals,” Brodhead said. “A great teacher and community builder, he is ideally suited to lead the Fuqua School in addressing the leadership needs of a changing world.” Robinson said the committee’s recommendation to appoint Boulding to a full term followed a thorough search, with Boulding demonstrating the best set of qualifications. “We considered over 100 candidates from all over the globe,” Robinson said. “We saw many people with strong academic leadership skills, with strong international management skills, with strong fundraising skills. But finding all these skills in a single candidate is challenging. That’s why we’re so pleased to have Bill Boulding as our next dean. He has the whole package, plus he knows Fuqua and Duke intimately.” Boulding said he is honored and privileged to receive this prominent role in the Fuqua and Duke community. “In this incredible community there is a genuine sense of purpose to make a difference in the lives of others by generating the insights and producing the leaders of consequence the world so badly needs.”
The University chose Bill Boulding to continue as dean of the Fuqua School of Business. He stepped in two years ago when former Dean Blair Sheppard stepped down.
people avoid interacting with other groups. The conversations are held Monday evenings in the Marketplace, with a different student group hosting each one, Habashi added. This will allow students to view issues of identity and mobility through the lens of different organization. Honor Council hosted the first conversation Jan. 28, and Duke University Union followed by hosting the conversation this Monday. Duke Student Government, the Center for Race Relations, the First-Year Advisory Council and the Duke Partnership
for Service are also scheduled to host in coming weeks. “The point of the conversations is to connect experienced, engaged upperclassman to first years,” said senior Ashley Alman, DUU vice president of external affairs and DUU’s liaison to DukeEncourage. Even as the initiative has grown in scope and popularity, Margono said the small, personal victories are still important to her. “If it makes even one person’s day, that’s good enough for me,” Margono said.
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