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Halfway Drinking behind closed doors Duke policies stricter there than some peers’ Most schools make progress toward Duke Forward goals

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The Duke Forward capital campaign is inching toward its goals a bit ahead of schedule. Six months into the campaign’s public phase, several of the University’s schools are nearing the halfway points of their fundraising goals. The progress is indicative of the University’s advances toward the final goal of $3.25 billion by June 2017. The Pratt School of Engineering passed the halfway point of its fundraising goal, having raised 53 percent of its $161.5 million target. Duke Medicine— which is comprised of the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing and Duke health care facilities—follows closely behind Pratt, having raised 50 percent of its $1.2 billion goal, the loftiest in the campaign. The School of Law, Trinity College of Arts and Sciences and the Fuqua School of Business have all raised between 46 and 47 percent of their respective goals—$85 million, $435 million and $100 million. “We’re tracking a little ahead,” said Robert Shepard, vice president of alumni affairs and development. “We’re making pretty good progress.” The Sanford School of Public Policy, however, has not neared its halfway point, having raised 36 percent of its $75 million goal. Figures showing the progress of the Nicholas School of the Environment, the Graduate School and the Divinity School could not be obtained in time for publication. After a two-year silent phase that raised $1.325 billion, the campaign officially launched at the end of September. As of February, Duke Forward had raised $1.54 billion, which was announced at the Board of Trustees meeting that month. Of the $1.54 billion raised, $1.05 billion has come from gifts of $1 million or more, Shepard said, adding that for a campaign of this magnitude to be successful, about 70 percent of all individual gifts should be above the $1 million threshold. The largest single gift so far was the $80 million pledge from the Charlotte-based Duke Endowment, designated for West Union Building, Page Auditorium and Baldwin Auditorium SEE FORWARD ON PAGE 3

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Some of Duke’s peer institutions offer an open-door alcohol policy, which allows students to drink in their rooms, doors open, without fear of punishment.

At some schools, students can drink with their doors open. This is not allowed at Duke, where administrators’ priorities remain focused on abiding by state and federal law, but some students are looking to increase policy openness within the alcohol policies. Peer analysis institutions take different approaches, such as Stanford University’s policy tolerating responsible alcohol consumption in dorm rooms that are open to residential staff. These approaches, however, are not necessarily transferable to Duke’s social scene. The legal drinking age shapes much of Duke’s undergraduate alcohol policy, Vice President for Student Affairs Larry Moneta wrote in an email Monday. “Ultimately, we can have no law that openly permits drinking by anyone under 21,” Moneta wrote. “That’s simply the law and one that we can’t ignore.” Moneta explained that the Duke’s approach spans a comprehensive mix SEE ALCOHOL ON PAGE 6

Some protest LDOC artist for sexist lyrics by Imani Moise THE CHRONICLE

Travis Porter’s controversial lyrics have caused some students to challenge the selection criteria for performers at the Last Day of Classes concerts. Students, including sophomore Jaclyn Dobies and senior Kelsey Campolong, started conversations with the LDOC committee starting in early March to address concerns about the rapper’s “misogynistic” lyrics. The students originally lobbied to have the performer barred from the concert, but this was not possible because the contracts were already signed. “A lot of [Travis Porter’s] lyrics not only objectify women but also condone violence against women,” Dobies said. For example, in Porter’s song “P***y Real Good,” lyrics include “Chillin’ in my ride with my b***h on the side/ Stop talking, suck some, you’re f**king up the vibe.” Although no immediate action was taken as a result of the meeting, the LDOC committee has expressed sympathy for the concerns voiced. “If we have the time and the ability, the committee definitely takes into account

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Some students are questioning whether or not artist Travis Porter should perform at this year’s LDOC because his songs’ lyrics contain controversial elements. the concerns of students and acts in the best way possible,” said LDOC committee co-chair Izzy Dover, a sophomore. She noted that the committee typically receives some concerns regarding artist choice in terms of musical preference each year, but more serious concerns such as Dobies’ rarely come up. Overall, the majority

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of student feedback has shown excitement for the rapper’s performance. “I don’t think the opinions of a small group of students should dictate the performers for the entire university based on a music preference,” Dobies said. “But I SEE LDOC ON PAGE 5

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Freshman directs media for Prosecutors seek new Presidential Youth Council death penalty in Aurora massacre

Freshman engineering student Grant Jirka represents young adults’ voices in politics as director of media on the Campaign for a Presidential Youth Council, an initiative to establish a group to represent the opinions of young adults in national political discussions. The effort is currently garnering support from Congress and youth throughout the country to make the council a reality. The Chronicle’s Danielle Muoio spoke with Jirka about his role on the campaign and how he sees the initiative progressing in the coming years.

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The Chronicle: What is the Presidential Youth Council? What are its general goals? Grant Jirka: We are still in campaign phase, but once it is established it will be a group of 24 members ages 16 to 24. The leadership will be appointed by members of both parties in the House [of Representatives] and the Senate. Its goals are to advise the president and Congress about issues of youth in the United States and, hopefully, create change for youth in Congress. As of right now, the Presidential Youth Council doesn’t have a say in the federal government and that’s something we hope to change to have our voices heard. We have a lot of good things to say... we are trying to change youth’s input in government to have that be heard to create change for youths across the nation. TC: What types of issues is the Presidential Youth Council interested in addressing? GJ: We will have listening discussions across the country to foster discussion about certain issues that youth have across country and then pass those along to the president. There are a lot of factors we’d look at, like education reform, how to decrease the number of truant students and alcohol and tobacco regulation.... We would be getting input from youth around the country about what they view as important to be changed. Right now I’m the director of media and I’ve created a Facebook page, Twitter page and I’m creating a blog currently. I am trying to use social media to our advantage. Listening sessions will be a big priority—having our members go across the country and get input that way. The numbers of the council [representatives] would be geographically and socioeconomically distributed throughout the country to hit all parts of America to have the most equal way for all members of the country to be represented.

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CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Prosecutors said Monday they will seek the death penalty against James Holmes, accused of opening fire in a Colorado movie theater in July and killing 12 people. The Arapahoe County district attorney’s office told Judge William Sylvester of their decision at a hearing that lasted two minutes in state court in Centennial, in suburban Denver. “For James Eagan Holmes, justice is death,” District Attorney George Brauchler said. Prosecutors last week rejected an offer from Holmes to plead guilty and spend his life in prison without any chance of parole in exchange for sparing him from the death penalty. Sylvester entered a not guilty plea at Holmes’s arraignment on March 12 because Daniel King of the Colorado public defender’s office told the judge that Holmes wasn’t ready to plead. Previously, Holmes’ lawyers said they were considering an insanity plea. The case was reassigned Monday to Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr., who rescheduled the trial date to Feb. 3 from Aug. 5. Doug Wilson, head of Colorado’s public defender’s office, didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment on the case. “Prosecutors in this state have rarely sought the death penalty and have reserved this sentence for the cases they have considered to be the worst of the worst,” Karen Steinhauser, a former Denver prosecutor now in private practice, said in an email. “Most people would probably agree that this case constitutes the worst of the worst.” Sylvester ruled in January that the government established probable cause that Holmes committed the crimes of which he’s accused. Holmes, who studied neuroscience at the University of Colorado, Denver, is charged with 166 counts, including murder and attempted murder. Prosecutors rejected Holmes’ offer to plead guilty because, they said in a court filing, his attorneys have “steadfastly and repeatedly” refused to provide information required to consider the offer. Brauchler didn’t

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Freshman Grant Jirka is the media director for the Presidential Youth Council campaign. The council will represent young adults in national politics. GJ: I’m not exactly sure right now. We have support in the House [of Representatives] and the Senate. We introduced a Senate and House resolution this past year, so we have support. We are just trying to raise funds now. We are possibly getting $100,000 for the campaign, but we only have $15,000 raised [so far]. We are trying to raise funds and line up other people to donate to the campaign. So I’m not exactly sure when [the Presidential Youth Council] will start yet—I couldn’t give you a firm date. TC: How did you get involved with the Presidential Youth Council? GJ: I am from Nebraska, I am on the Nebraska Governor’s Youth Council. Someone on the [Nebraska Governor Youth] council mentioned that the Presidential Youth Council was starting a year ago and there was a conference call to see if people were interested. I said, ‘Yeah, I think this is a good idea—email me,’ and in April 2012 I got involved with the Council.... I got really involved from there and I’m on the leadership team now as director of media.

TC: Do you have an idea about when the council will be established?

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specify in the filing what information his office was seeking. Holmes will likely be the first defendant in a Colorado capital-punishment case to challenge the constitutionality of the state’s insanity-defense laws, Steinhauser said, and such a challenge will delay a trial. Public defenders have already objected to a provision blocking Holmes from calling witnesses to present evidence about his mental condition if he doesn’t cooperate with court- appointed psychiatrists. Under Colorado law, psychiatrists are permitted to require Holmes to submit to interviews under the influence of a so-called truth serum, according to Steinhauser. Sylvester ruled March 11 that prosecutors may require Holmes to submit to a “narcoanalytic interview” under the influence of “medically appropriate” drugs. Such drugs can enable a person to recall something they’re having difficulty remembering, Steinhauser said.

renovations. Duke Medicine is set to raise more money than any other University entity with its goal of $1.2 billion—nearly 1/3 of the campaign’s total projected yield. The Graduate School has the smallest goal of the schools at $20 million. “Where you are at any point in time is not necessarily a complete

picture of the campaign,” said Michael Schoenfeld, vice president for public affairs and government relations. “Most of the campaign’s progress is going to be made of major gifts—major gifts take a long time to cultivate, they don’t come through on a predictable or scheduled basis.” Duke Forward is more ambitious than the University’s last capital campaign, the Campaign for Duke, which concluded in 2003

and raised $2.36 billion in seven years. If the economy had not experienced a downturn beginning in 2008, the University would likely have embarked on Duke Forward sooner, Schoenfeld said. Since the Fall launch, the University has been holding a series of regional launch parties—the first in Atlanta Feb. 2 and the second in San Francisco March 23. The events include lectures by professors and presentations from top

administrators and current students. Events in New York, Washington, D.C. and London are next on the campaign’s itinerary. “The Duke Forward events are about engaging people with the University, our intellectual assets and resources,” Schoenfeld said. “It’s not ‘lock the door, and you’re not getting out until you make a contribution.’ There’s very little of a very explicit fundraising message.”

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Duke has raised $1.54 billion across multiple schools and departments toward its $3.25 billion goal in the Duke Forward capital campaign, which will end in 2017.

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Special Topics in Music Fall 2013 MUSIC TODAY: DUKE PERFORMANCES Music 190S-02 (ALP) TuTh 1:25-2:40 PM, Stephen Jaffe Co-sponsored with Duke Performances, this course offers a unique opportunity to experience the evolving subfields of Music, through both traditional coursework and attendance at music performances. Modules such as Music and the Voice: Traditions of Ensemble Singing; Focus on Classical Performance; and Music Technology and the Remix will be centered around concert appearances by visiting artists such as The Fisk Jubilee Singers, the Finkel-Setzer-Han Trio, and others. The ability to read music is not required.

MUSIC IN FRANCE, 1870-1940: MUSIC AND CULTURE IN A CHANGING SOCIETY Music 190S-01 (ALP) TuTh 11:45AM -1:00 PM, Andrew Pester Trace the changes in French society (and European musical culture in general) during the turbulent years of the Third Republic, 1870-1940, focusing primarily on music while discussing other art forms (especially the visual arts and ballet), politics, religion, and other topics central to French society. The ability to read music is not required.

FROM 42ND STREET TO MOULIN ROUGE: QUEERNESS AND CAMP IN THE AMERICAN FILM MUSICAL Music 190S-1-01 (ALP) WF 1:25-2:40 PM, Stephen Pysnik Explore film musicals from throughout the genre’s history and the wide-ranging impact of queer musicians, artists, directors, performers, and audiences on their creation and subsequent reception. The ability to read music is not required.

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JIRKA from page 2 the Presidential Youth Council? GJ: With all things you love to do, you get them done, and you spend a lot of time doing them. I’ve been able to balance everything and make sure I get everything done. It’s just a balancing act, and with anything in life, that’s just what you have to learn to do. TC: How many people are on the leadership team? GJ: There are about 15 people on the leadership team. We are making different committees. I just started the board of directors and filled the role as director of media this past month.

LDOC from page 1 think that even if just one person objects to an artist selection based on sexism or racism or furthering oppression of a group at the University, their voice should be heard, even if it’s just a minority voice.” Dover said that the committee tried to consider the concerns of all students, but this late in the academic year it is hard to make changes. Had the concerns been voiced while the committee was still in the consideration phase, it would have seriously swayed their decision, she said. Upon hearing about the controversy, students had mixed responses. “Personally I’m a huge women empowerment advocate, but in reaction to LDOC I don’t have an issue with the headliners,” freshmen Risa Pieters said. “I understand they use a lot of sexist lyrics, but that is what popular music is like today and I believe you can still enjoy their music without sup-

TC: Do you see the Presidential Youth Council growing? GJ: It would be capped at 24. Larger than that and it would be a giant, hectic organization.

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TC: What would you say to individuals hoping to get involved with the Council? GJ: There are two things we like to tell people who ask us that question. One thing is that we have a campus ambassador program. Essentially they recruit other people to join the campaign and raise awareness about it and get people to write to their congressmen. The other thing we have that we just started is that we are having people join committees that the leadership team is running, so people would join my media team and help me write blogs. porting their lyrics, morals or lifestyles.” Freshman Ana Corral said that she felt misogynistic messages in popular media were so pervasive that they rendered the student’s efforts useless. “This woman took a good stand trying to bar [these] performers from coming to Duke, yet it’s not something a small group of people can take on,” Coral said. Dobies said that she still has hopes that she can work with the LDOC committee to find a solution for this year’s LDOC and revise the selection process for artists so that a similar artist is not chosen in the future. Dover said that currently the LDOC committee bases their choices solely on what they believe students will enjoy the most but sees this controversy as an opportunity. “Looking forward, we encourage students who would like their voices to be heard to join the LDOC committee and give us feedback as to how we can better our selection process,” Dover said.

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Announcement of Nominees Congratulations to the following students, organizations, faculty and staff, who have been nominated to receive Duke University’s most prestigious campuswide honors for leadership and service. Awards will be presented at the Duke University Student Leadership and Service Awards Ceremony on April 17, 2013.

Student Affairs Distinguished Leadership and Service Award Bradley Baird Stephanie Dudzinski Lee Gilbert Tara Hazle Julian Jacobson Shilpi Kumar Samantha Lachman Kristen Lee Jackson Lindsey Emily McGinty Emily McKelvey Wilma Metcalf Nathan Nye Ann Prybylowski Julie Rivo Mary Rolfes Alexander Shapanka Hannah Sieber Ashley Tsai Angie Yu Faculty and Staff Student Interaction Award Li-Chen Chin Christian Ferney Kyle Fox Sean Novak Howie Rhee

Betsy Alden Outstanding ServiceLearning Awards Haley Barrier Sarah Gordon Alana Jackson Ashley Tsai Baldwin Scholars Unsung Heroine Award Nelly-Ange Kontchou Janicanne Shane Chandler Thomas Ashley Tsai Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award Amber Bivins Casey Edwards Dave Harding Alana Jackson Rebecca Kahn Kathleen Perry Mark Pustejovsky Naomi Riemer Class of 2016 Leadership Award Jesse Hu Luke Maier Gayle Powell Carolyn Rath Zalika Sankara

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Julie Anne Levey Memorial Leadership Award Jamal Edwards Fernando Jin Jay Sullivan

Leading at Duke Leadership and Service Awards Christine Adams Arnab Chatterjee Jaclyn Dobies Denzell Faison Andrew Hanna Quinn Holmquist Kenai McFadden Lauren McGuiggan Lucas Metropulos Gregory Moore Alexis Roper Alexandra Schade Abhi Shah Jacob Tobia Lynn Vandendriessche Jonathan York Camp Kesem Duke Music Tutors The Eugene A. Stead Lars Lyon Volunteer Society Sophomore Class Service Award Council Shannon Adams James Flynn Lucas Metropulos

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of policies, education and enforcement. The policy encourages students to avoid unsafe situations and take accountability for mistakes made. He said that although the policy attempts to abide by the law, it also intends to respect the personal decisions students make regarding alcohol. Under the Duke alcohol policy, students under 21 are not permitted to purchase, possess or consume alcoholic beverages under any circumstances. Violations are grouped into four categories—underage possession and consumption, unsafe or irresponsible behavior, violation of community expectations and a general provisions violation. Driving while intoxicated, for instance, is considered a community expectations violation—in the same category as littering and vomiting in public while drunk. Other peer institutions place the emphasis specifically on preventing dangerous behavior. According to its alcohol policy, Washington University in St. Louis “places its highest enforcement priority on enforcing violations that are repeated, disruptive, dangerous, and/or flagrant” rather than emphasizing all consumption by students younger than 21. Stanford University operates under what is known by students as an “open-door policy.” This stipulates that students will not face disciplinary action for drinking in their rooms with their doors open, so that the residential staff will be able to interact with residents when needed for safety reasons. “We are concerned with the disruption that occurs with alcohol abuse,” said Ralph Castro, associate dean of student affairs and director of the Office of Alcohol Policy and Education at Stanford. “We treat them as adults and have higher expectations for their behavior. [If a violation occurs] and poor choices are made, we intervene quickly.” Castro said that if students do violate the policy in unsafe ways, they must complete an alcohol education program. Additionally, no organized parties are permitted during the “End of the Quarter Period” or finals week, and students are prohibited from making alcohol available to new students during the orientation period. Certain areas of Stanford’s campus, such as freshman common rooms and the White Plaza, are also alcohol-free. Castro noted that while minor violations are treated with an educational approach, egregious errors such as driving while intoxicated lead to a judicial hearing and often suspension from the university. This approach is reflected in academic matters too: although midterms and finals are often administered without professors or teaching assistants in the room under faith that the students will not cheat, those who do cheat will be suspended. “We give them a lot of freedom on the front end but swift and severe consequences on the back end,” Castro said. This strategy resembles ideas proposed by the Amethyst Initiative, a coalition of 136 university presidents who signed a statement asserting that the drinking age at 21 “is not working” and calling for new discussion of the drinking age and how to prepare youth to approach alcohol responsibly. President Richard Brodhead signed the initiative in 2008. Duke’s drinking culture would not be immediately compatible with an open-door policy like Stanford’s were it to be implemented, said junior Stefani Jones, Duke Student Government vice president for equity and outreach and DSG president-elect. Jones noted that the regulation of drinking culture at Duke is very different from the approach at Stanford. “Trying to decrease the amount of drinking on campus pushes it off campus to places more unsafe,” Jones said. “We should promote a healthy and safe drinking culture rather than push it underground. [But] looking at a policy like that, it would only work here if you change what Duke defines as ‘responsible drinking.’” Jones noted that DSG has been considering implementation of changes to the alcohol policy throughout the year. However, she noted that a policy mimicking Stanford’s would not be automatically successful. “I don’t think the right approach is to say that if it works for Stanford, it will work here,” Jones said.

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McCallie seeks first Final Four berth with Duke No. 2 Duke vs. No. 1 ND Norfolk, Va. • ELITE 8 • 7 p.m. • ESPN by Karl Kingma THE CHRONICLE

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Alexis Jones will face the toughest matchup of her career against Notre Dame star point guard Skylar Diggins.

The Blue Devils have not made the Final Four since Duke head coach Joanne P. McCallie’s arrival in 2007. But that’s just what she was hired to do in 2007, after she had taken Michigan State to the 2005 national championship game. After three consecutive Elite Eight exits, McCallie and the second-seeded Blue Devils (33-2) hope to get over that hump Tuesday against No. 1 seed Notre Dame at 7 p.m. It will not be easy—the Fighting Irish (34-1) are led by basketball-sensation Skylar Diggins, who notched 27 points, nine assists and three steals against 12th-seeded Kansas this past Sunday. Averaging 17.1 points and 5.9 assists per game, Diggins is a dynamic point guard who can do it on her own or make her teammates better. “You have to understand that she’s very good,” McCallie said. “She’ll score points, but if we could have her score points in more difficult fashion. People are going to score points here, a lot of very good players, but it’s how they do it, I think, that is the key.” But Duke has some talented players who can hope to contain Diggins’ scoring. Freshman point guard Alexis Jones has taken the reins and excelled for the Blue Devils since junior Chelsea Gray went down with a season-ending knee injury. In Duke’s Sweet 16 win against Nebraska, Jones recorded 14 points, nine rebounds and six assists. SEE W. BASKETBALL ON PAGE 8

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Now that it’s over, this is what I’ll remember In what has been the most topsy-turvy college basketball season in memory, Sunday was an unexpected shot of normalcy. For once, the easy answers came from a basketball standpoint. The Blue Devils were beaten by a better team— the nation’s best team, in fact—which was riding a 13-game win streak. Louisville Chris has the nation’s most efficient defense in over a decade, according to Ken Pomeroy’s metrics, and no one needed a computer to see how flustered Duke became under the relentless waves of full-court press and perimeter defense. The Blue Devils also had no answer for the Cardinals’ high-ball screen offense, which time and time again allowed Peyton Siva and Russ Smith to get into the paint with relative ease. This time, though, the answers don’t bring consolation for me. As I think any Duke student can attest, being a Cameron Crazie isn’t about about knowing the Xs and Os, or understanding the difference between a pickand-roll and a pickle roll. The team is a lightning rod for the community at large and brings together a broader swathe of students than anything else. So for me, Sunday brought back a wave of Duke basketball memories that were completely detached from the sport, the

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Mike Krzyzewski and mentor Bob Knight embrace after Krzyzewski won his record-setting 903rd game. defining experiences of my college career all held together by a single common thread. Looking back, I was surprised at how few of my fondest memories were directly related to the basketball itself. I had little understanding of how basketball served

as a unifying catalyst when I chose to come here as a high-school senior—I just liked basketball. But today, as I write this less than 24 hours after the conclusion of my on-campus Duke basketball experience, here’s what I’ll remember most:

I’ll remember the first night of black tenting, when three Eagle Scouts struggled to erect a tarp that could house 12 people. If only we’d known it would be hosting 24 tenters by the second night. I’ll remember the walk from Giles to the Marketplace just minutes after the Blue Devils had beaten Baylor to advance to the Final Four, when my friends and I could finally discuss out loud what had consumed our minds all weekend: How were we getting to Indianapolis? I’ll remember Googling pharmacies from the lobby of a Holiday Inn next to Lucas Oil Stadium as a friend, suffering from Buffalo Wild Wings-induced food poisoning, continued to reassert—between heaves—her intention of going to the national championship game that night. She made it. I’ll remember not being able to hear the band play during the undereight minute media timeout at the 2011 home game against North Carolina because the crowd was still reacting to Ryan Kelly’s 3-pointer, which had capped off a 16-point comeback. I’ll remember sitting in the New York Public Library at 10 a.m., trying to capture in writing what Coach K’s 903rd win would mean in the greater picture of college basketball, all while the three of us Chronicle staffers tried to chug enough coffee to shake off the 3:30 a.m. wake-up call that morning. SEE CUSACK ON PAGE 8


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Austin Rivers’ buzzer-beating 3-pointer against North Carolina is one of Cusack’s top memories at Duke.

CUSACK from page 7 I’ll remember nearly destroying the back room at Satisfaction’s after Austin Rivers’ dagger silenced the Dean Dome— then sitting in the Chronicle office until the wee hours of the morning putting together the next day’s print section. And finally, I’ll remember sharing the Duke basketball experience with my parents. First, my mom’s Cameron Indoor Stadium initiation (Parent’s Weekend notwithstanding) when the Blue Devils played Ohio State last November, when we sat in the last row and spent most of the game bent over trying to see under the broadcasters’ structure. Then, several months later, she came back with my dad

to see Duke-North Carolina from slightly less obstructed seats. There are also a host of other, smaller memories that will stick with me: postgame trips to the Loop for milkshakes, tents collapsing under rain and snow and covering games from press row at Cameron Indoor, to name a few. And sure, I’ll remember a lot of the basketball, too. But if it were just about the basketball, I wouldn’t be able to use the team as a convenient excuse to stay in touch with friends as we move away from Durham this May. And if it were just about the basketball, I wouldn’t have some of those friends to begin with. And if it were just about the basketball, well, it wouldn’t be Duke.

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Going against a star like Diggins will undoubtedly be her toughest test of the season. Jones insists, however, she has the experience to handle one of the most complete players in the game. “I have never played against Diggins before,” Jones said. “But she is like any other good player that we’ve played against. I’ve played in USA basketball before and played against good players. It’s going to be another good game for us.” When Notre Dame gets going, things can get pretty ugly for its opponent. Kansas, a 20-win team, looked virtually helpless in Sunday’s 30-point thrashing. The Jayhawks are not the only talented team to have fallen victim to Notre Dame. The Connecticut Huskies, who embarrassed Duke in a 79-49 rout in January, have lost to Notre Dame three times this season alone. And what at makes the Fighting Irish so difficult to defend is that Diggins nly weapon. Junior Natalie isn’t their only ho averages 13.9 points Achonwa, who and 9.5 rebounds bounds per game, is just one of many other options head coach Muffet McGraw can look to when opponents overcommit on Diggins. “[Achonwa] wa] is so important to our team,” McGraw said. “She makes such h a huge difference when she’s one the floor, oor, both ends… we were a different team m in the second halff [against en she was Kansas] when playing well.” .” The list goes on. Junior Kayla McBride, Bride, Diggins’ backcourt mate, averages

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“Mulan,” it is about developing a core set of writing skills. If there are going to be disparities in the specific nature of skills imparted by each course—one course might focus on writing for science publications, but another deals with fiction writing—that should be reflected in the course descriptions. Students coming into Duke have different needs with respect to writing, and they should be allowed to pick courses based on the skills they want to hone rather than a topic that sounds cool. In some cases, improvements could be made to the courses themselves. The program deserves praise for being among the only of its kind not to rely on graduate

students to do the teaching. Furthermore, many of the courses succeed at imparting a crucial set of skills that benefit students throughout their time at Duke. In other cases, though, professors are given too much leeway to veer from the program’s primary purpose into the minutiae of their course topic. The result is a wide array of experiences: some students come away having developed a core set of writing skills, but others are left only with a deep understanding of a very specific topic. So both students and professors should be made aware that the purpose of Writing 101 has less to do with the subject matter being discussed and everything to do with the process

of developing writing skills that can be applied to other subjects, too. It would be easy to endorse scrapping the program altogether, but this would be an overwrought response to a fixable problem. Good and convincing writing is essential in almost any academic field; it is perhaps the single core competency necessary at every level of academia. Although it is true that students enter Duke with widely disparate needs in terms of writing, all of them can benefit from the peer editing process and focus on argumentation Writing 101 offers. Thus, we urge the program’s leaders to adjust the program to better reflect its very noble intentions.

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f you are ever around my siblings and me there shooting soldiers become desensitized to shooting is a good chance you will hear an obscure ref- real people. We are told that video games are aderence to a video game. This past weekend, dicting and destructive. my family visited my sister Grace (who is a firstThese accusations are laced with paternalism, year at Duke) and me, and in many and they unabashedly assume cauof our conversations, we discussed sation instead of correlation. Growthe newly released video game, ing up, I rarely played video games “Bioshock Infinite.” My brother by myself. In playing with others I Peter, a junior in high school, had developed relationships, learned already completed the game, and the importance of teamwork and Grace and I jealously asked for dediscovered how to politely compete tails about the gameplay and narrawith others. These games were an tive. Friends who witnessed these patrick oathout addition to the playground, anothmoments of explosive obsession er venue for me to acquire the sorealpolitik with found them endearingly awkward. ciological lessons embedded in hupatrick I am never quite sure why others man interaction. I played imaginary find our penchant for gaming odd. games outside, I read a lot of books Maybe we defy the stereotypes of what a gamer and I had after-school activities to occupy time. But looks like. Or maybe the subject seems cultish, ec- I also played video games, and I always had a hard centric and isolating. Perhaps it is because gam- time distinguishing the difference between games ing itself is an unassailable hobby for those who on a computer and games on the playground. are not hooked. Perhaps I sound like a rebellious teenager unMy siblings and I were raised by parents who leashing his long-harbored resentments of being piqued, but also regulated, our interest in video told what to do. Maybe I also sound like an ivory acagames. They allowed us to play them but limited the demic, citing the sociological implications of video time we spent. Quite often we resembled addicts, games, burdened by the hegemony of developmensleeping at four in the morning and rising at noon tal psychology and touting neo-liberal progressivism to play them again. We grew up playing a range of for its own sake. None of these are my aim. Instead, genres, but we far and away loved games that pro- I am seeking a paradigm shift, a shift in the percepvoked, challenged and aggrandized an otherwise tion of video games. I resent those who jump to the mindless activity. We explored the “King’s Quest” conclusion that video games are reserved for the anseries, investigated various Nancy Drew mysteries, ti-social, unambitious and lazy. Video games deserve led legions in “Rise of Nations,” reenacted battles to be vaulted to a place of cultural prominence. Yes, in “Call of Duty” and swung across the dunes in like all mediums of art, video games have seedy and “Prince of Persia.” To us, a great narrative was always trashy offshoots. But there also exist classics, genres better than the gameplay itself. and seminal works. Why are film, literature and muMany people criticized the time we spent playing sic studied and celebrated fields, while video games video games. It seemed like a waste of time—staring are cast as a hedonistic activity? I have stayed up for hours at a screen in an activity that seemingly all night finishing a book or movie far more often produced no good result. At times, we resembled than I have playing a game. I have heard many a a trio of automatons, fingers pounding in a hypno- person say, “I am not going to let my children play tized rhythm as we attempted to accomplish some video games.” Can you imagine if someone said that intangible task. The idealized childhood is the one about reading books? spent outside, with books or involved in little league Video games are not going away—the advent of sports. That which seemed healthy seemed right. touchscreen devices has ensured that they will conAs generations transition, there is an omnipres- tinue to reinvent themselves (“Angry Birds,” anyent worry that a fangled innovation will wrench one?). I think the rules set by any parent or guardapart the assembly of an orderly society. At one time ian for their children are that person’s prerogative. it was obscene literature, and accusations of moral But squelching activity rarely does little to prevent decrepitude have since appeared in movies, music, it. Maybe the desire to suppress gaming would not television and now video games. Older generations be so common if video game were perceived differfeared that hours spent immersing oneself in media ently. Video games are not drugs—they are immerwould rot the mind and corrupt the spirit. There sive and interactive art. was a time when movies were the accused instigators of premature sexuality. All too often now, video Patrick Oathout, DSG executive vice president, is a games are the scapegoat cause of mass murderers. Trinity junior. His column runs every other Tuesday. You Academics tell us that individuals who spend hours can follow Patrick on Twitter @patrickoathout.


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he United States spent $2.6 trillion on health- ety poorer as a result. When you factor in loss of procare in 2010—an amount larger than each of ductivity from untreated, mismanaged or over-treated the GDPs of Brazil, India, Russia and the United chronic disease patients, the total cost of American Kingdom. More than half of that spending went toward healthcare far exceeds $2.6 trillion. covering hospital (31 percent) and physician (20 perHow do we alter incentives to bring medical praccent) services, and a non-trivial amount went toward tice more in line with current patient needs? One of paying for prescription drugs (10 percent) and nursing the most cited solutions is to abandon the dominant home (5 percent) costs. As I am sure you have heard, fee-for-service model of physician compensation. By all of those costs will continue to go up compensating physicians for the number over the next decade. of procedures and tests they perform, Though we constantly laud our the fee-for-service model often incentivhealthcare system as the greatest conizes over-treatment. In her book, “Overcentration of medical and scientific taltreated,” Shannon Brownlee suggests ent in the world, could anyone actually that one-fifth to one-third of the money imagine us celebrating that system as spent on health care is spent on medical the British did their National Health procedures and tests that are actually unService during the 2012 London Olymnecessary, even harmful. pics? As successful as our system may However, there are doubts as to just have been in the past, it is not equipped how effective—not to mention politically to effectively deal with the challenges of feasible—eliminating the fee-for-service the 21st century. Our system is broken— model would be. Would it reduce costs at and it won’t be easy to fix. the expense of quality of care? For examAs the best-selling author and surgeon physicians don’t just order tests to pre-med series ple, Atul Gawande, author of “The Checklist confirm diagnostic suspicions, and somepremeditations Manifesto,” puts it, “We concentrate on times a test reveals unexpected results— getting the very best people and the best such as the growth of a tumor—which technologies, in the same way you might put a car to- require expensive, but life-enhancing, interventions. gether by saying, ‘Hey, let’s takes the brakes of a Ferrari Which is worse: over treatment or under treatment? and the chassis of a BMW and the body of a Volvo.’ I think that there is sufficient evidence to suggest When you put it together, you just get a pile of junk that tying physician salaries to health outcomes, rather that’s very expensive and doesn’t work very well.” than compensation to procedures or tests, can reduce From Gawande’s point of view, we need to take a costs and preserve quality of care. But healthcare resystems-based approach to reforming medicine. That form is never as easy or as straightforward as we would means facilitating conversations between physicians like. The growing number of salaried physicians is a across specialties and hospitals. It means learning case in point. That trend has not been due to any inabout how to improve efficiency from business lead- tentioned policy—it’s a matter of business. The high ers and economists. And it means listening to patients administrative costs of handling insurance compensaand their families to make sure that the most appro- tions and electronic records have led to a rapid decline priate treatment plan, rather than the most expensive, in private practice. is recommended. Physicians are opting to sell their practices and/or Achieving these goals will depend on giving physi- join hospital systems to escape the hours of paperwork cians and healthcare managers the right set of incen- and diminished revenues associated with administratives. Gawande is right to point to the explosion of tion. The rise of so-called “Big Med” (see Atul Gawande’s new and expensive technologies as one of the drivers article of the same name in The New Yorker) has given of growing healthcare costs. But concern with costs some economists and health policy experts reason for also needs to be balanced by the benefits of the care optimism. Supporters of this trend see increased stanreceived. In his 2005 book “Your Money or Your Life,” dardization and greater economies of scale as great David Cutler, a prominent health economist at Har- boons for the quality and costs of care. vard, gives a compelling argument for why the inAlthough I am a tepid supporter of this trend, I have crease in medical spending over the past 50 years has two great concerns. The first is this: Who serves as advobeen worth it. cates for physicians and patients in such a big system? Americans are living longer and healthier lives The second: What happens when treating patients is than at any other point in history. But physician incen- not good for the bottom line? tives don’t align with the country’s current needs. The United States is an aging society. More than half of Paul Horak, Trinity ’13, is a Duke pre-med. This column all deaths each year are caused by chronic conditions is the 11th installment in a semester-long series of weekly colsuch as arthritis, cancer and diabetes. These condi- umns written on the pre-med experience at Duke, as well as the tions don’t just limit peoples’ quality of life; they also diverse ways students can pursue and engage with the field of limit work opportunities and make people and soci- medicine.

lettertotheeditor Love actually “Duke Crushes,” an exciting new gig soliciting anonymous romantic proclamations, is gaining popularity on Facebook. Individuals write anonymous notes, which get published on the profile’s wall. Reading “Duke Crushes” gave me a lot of food for thought on the ways in which we express love and perceive love proclamations in our community. Anonymity gives us the audacity to say things that would otherwise make us uncomfortable and alleviates responsibility for our actions. Anonymity works like this in statements of opinion: Positioning oneself vis-à-vis something, as an action, expresses identity in a very different way than revealing one’s emotions. Statements of love carry this “expressive” weight primarily in themselves. In the views versus feelings framework in which we like to operate, our embrace of anonymity when it comes to feelings must have deeper causes than social conformism. Those who remember College ACB will likely agree that the name-dropping there was hardly more than part of a generalizing ephemeral babble (e.g., “coolest frat bros”). But the notes on “Duke Crushes” are actual messages intended to reach the recipient. And thus, our reluctance to reveal ourselves betrays a deeply impersonal

social climate that discourages people from revealing the truest and most intrinsic parts of their personalities. Perhaps the online megaphones provided by social media make us more opinionated but not any less shy, exacerbating our tendency to compartmentalize ourselves, hiding our “true” selves in the basement while happily exporting our positions and stances. In comparison to our parents’ generation, we’re more courageous in arguing our points, bolder in utilizing appearance and exploring sexuality. But are we braver? I’d like to see an inverse system of “Duke Crushes” put to test—where, instead of anonymous love to known recipients, we sign our expressions of love to undisclosed addresses. It would make an interesting emotional exercise. Perhaps it could help us realize that the kind of courage love asks of us is not to confront another, but to face oneself. And thus, as ice-breakers go, I should conclude this proposal with a personal note to my crush: I am hopelessly in love with you and have been since I met you freshmen year, and every time I see you I fall in love again. Fedja Pavlovic Trinity ’15

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Raising awareness” has become something of a fad at Duke. Topics such as racial sensitivity, sexual assault and disordered eating have recently become the subjects of flashy campaigns and events designed to educate students about important wellness-related adria kinney issues and foster a healthguest column ier campus culture. To be sure, this is a good thing— knowledge is power, as the old adage says, and I think it is terrific that touchy subjects that affect the student body are being discussed. However, there is a significant self-selection bias that influences participation in and involvement with these campaigns and events. We choose what issues are important to us, and educate ourselves accordingly. What this means is that only a small percentage of students ever emerge from these awareness efforts with a true understanding of the fundamental issues. As a woman, I have paid particular attention to the prevalence of sexual assault on this campus. During my sophomore year, I participated in the Prevent Act Challenge Teach (PACT) training program offered by the Women’s Center that trains students to be proactive bystanders and help prevent sexual assault. It was extremely worthwhile, and has informed my college experience ever since. And yet, throughout the entire program, all I could think about was how the people that most needed to be trained probably never would be. This is where “raising awareness” falls short. It is one thing to be aware of a problem, and quite another to be part of the solution. Despite knowing about the problem of gender-based violence at Duke, how many rapists go to the Women’s Center to learn how to stop it? And how many racists and homophobes apply to go on Common Ground? At Duke, a lack of resources is not the problem—we have a wide range of wellness centers, plenty of events and a whole host of student organizations working to make Duke a happier and healthier place. But I worry that these resources are not being accessed by the populations that would most benefit from such services. What, then, is the solution? How do we ensure that all Duke students have a true understanding of wellness issues—an understanding that goes beyond what can be gleaned by reading a flyer hanging in the Bryan Center? One solution may be to make it part of the curriculum. At Ohio State University, all first-year students must take a “survey course” that helps orient them to college life. While these classes focus on course selection and career planning, they also include mandatory sessions on topics such as managing stress, diversity training, alcohol use and safe sex. Survey courses are worth significantly fewer credits than a typical academic course, but their syllabi include writing assignments, and the classes are graded on an A-F scale. In other words, they affect GPA, so students take them at least somewhat seriously. Could Duke implement something similar? I can envision a compulsory wellness education requirement for all first-year students, which might take the form of a house course, for instance, and would cover a wide range of topics. One of the most helpful experiences I have had at Duke was a procrastination workshop that I attended only to support a friend who helped put on the event—and yet, I remember a surprising amount of what I learned. Retrospectively, I would have appreciated being forced to attend such a workshop freshman year. But had such an event been voluntary, it is unlikely that I would have attended, as I was not yet a chronic procrastinator at that point. Indeed, it is far too easy to click “Not Attending” on a Facebook invitation to an event in which I believe I have no personal stake, or when interest in the topic comes with a social stigma. However, there has been no shortage of incidents at Duke that serve as constant reminders of the price of such willful ignorance. Sexual assault, racism, substance abuse and mental distress—all are very real issues that affect hundreds of students daily. Integrating wellness education into the curriculum may be one step to combating this and making Duke the safe haven that it should be for every student. Adria Kinney is a Trinity senior.


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April 2 – April 8 EXHIBITIONS Light Sensitive. Photographic Works from North Carolina Collections. Thru May 12. Nasher Museum of Art. Street Exposure: The Photographs of Ronald Reis. Scenes of daily life in the city by American street photographer Ronald Reis. Thru May 17. Rubenstein Library Photography Gallery. Free. One Place: Paul Kwilecki and Four Decades of Photographs from Decatur County, Georgia. Paul Kwilecki’s black-and-white images of his birthplace. Thru July 27. Center for Documentary Studies. Free. Botanical Treasures from Duke’s Hidden Library. An exhibition on the history and work of the Duke University Herbarium. Thru July 31. Perkins Library Gallery. Free. Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey. The artist’s first major solo museum exhibition was organized by the Nasher Museum. Thru July 21. Nasher Museum of Art. MFAEDA Thesis Exhibition. Featuring work by the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts Class of 2013. Thru April 14. Various locations. Visit http://mfaeda2013.org for schedule and information. Free. Visualizing Venice: New Technologies for Urban History. A Collaborative Project. Thru April 12. Smith Warehouse, Bay 11, second floor. Free.

EVENTS April 4 The 16th annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Thru April 7. Carolina Theatre, Durham Convention Center, Durham Arts Council. Chamber Music Master Class with the Takacs Quartet. 5pm, Nelson Music Rm. Free. First Thursday. The Nasher Museum’s education department invites visitors of all ages to make collages inspired by Wangechi Mutu. 5:30pm, Nasher Museum of Art. Lear. By Young Jean Lee. Using King Lear as a springboard, Lee says in her Lear, “The kids are in the palace, they’ve just kicked the fathers out into the storm. They pretend they’re fine, then realize they’re not. ” 8pm, Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center. $10 Gen.; $5 Students & Sr. Citizens. April 5 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. (See April 4) Lear. (See April 4) 8pm. April 6 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. (See April 4) Lear. (See April 4) 8pm. April 7 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. (See April 4) Lear. (See April 4) 2pm. Art for All. Join the Nasher Student Advisory Board in celebrating the exhibition Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey and the 50th anniversary of the first black students enrolled at Duke. Wangechi Mutu is part of the museum’s ongoing focus on artists of African descent. 2-5pm, Nasher Museum of Art.

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April 2, 2013 issue  

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 issue of The Chronicle

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