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Assessing DukeEngage: Part 2 of 3

DukeEngage bolsters the Uni brand

Uni has 2 threats in three days

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No DukeALERT sent for Great Hall bomb threat

After lacrosse, program intended to shift culture

by Elizabeth Djinis THE CHRONICLE

Students evacuated the Great Hall this morning after a bomb threat was made on the building. A call was made early this morning to the Durham Police Department, who then notified the Duke Police. Students in the Great Hall were asked to leave the building at around 7:55 a.m. for a few minutes, though they were not given a specific reason. Once everyone had left the premises, police searched the location for any explosive devices, emergency coordinator Kyle Cavanaugh said. After roughly fifteen minutes, the building was deemed safe and students were allowed to re-enter. No DukeALERT was sent to notify the student body. “Because the threat was able to be

by Anna Koelsch THE CHRONICLE

Editor’s note: This is the second in a threepart series evaluating DukeEngage since its inception in 2007. Today’s article analyzes the relationship between DukeEngage and the Duke brand. Monday, The Chronicle will illustrate critiques of the program and discuss DukeEngage’s responsive strategic plan. Yesterday, The Chronicle focused on the DukeEngage experience. It may seem unthinkable that DukeEngage was ever anything besides a cornerstone of the Duke experience, but the program’s origins are part of the response to the 2006 lacrosse scandal. In creating DukeEngage, administrators intended in part to offset branding issues presented by the lacrosse scandal through building a program that put Duke in a positive light. The program sought to address the University’s damaged brand and to spark a shift in campus culture through civic engagement. Through DukeEngage, Duke emphasizes civic engagement in a bigger way than any institution in American higher education, DukeEngage Director Eric Mlyn said. At its creation Spring 2007, the University set ambitious goals. Administrators estimated that at least 25 percent of Duke undergraduates would participate in the program during its first five years. This program aimed to serve as a concrete manifestation of one of Duke’s goals in the University mission: knowledge in the service of society. ‘The Big Idea’ Months after three men’s lacrosse players were falsely accused of rape in 2006, Provost Peter Lange convened the Big Idea taskforce. The taskforce was charged with generating an initiative that would instill passion for learning and affecting positive change, consistent with the University’s strategic plan. Amid the national controversy, Duke saw a drop in its U.S. News and World Report rankings—from No. 5 in 2005 to No. 8 in 2006—and a 3.3 percent dip in the number of applicants in 2007. “What lacrosse forced us to do as an institution was to look at ourselves very, SEE DUKEENGAGE ON PAGE 3

Sports Medicine gets $20M, Page 2


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Baker touts athletes’ academic success by Ryan Zhang THE CHRONICLE

Although the University continually faces a challenge in balancing athletics and academics, it receives high marks for it among its peers, said Director of Athletics Kevin White. White, along with other University officials, discussed various aspects of athletics—such as academic standards, admission requirements and Duke’s standing among comparable universities—in a comprehensive overview of the athletics program. White outlined the difficulties facing all collegiate athletics programs. Duke is highly regarded among its peers for its program as well as the resources offered to its student athletes who perform well academically, he noted. “We are the model,” White said. “Oftentimes when I go to national meetings, colleagues are asking me, ‘How does it work so effectively at Duke?’ We’ve got some historical context, but more importantly we’ve got some numbers to stand behind that we should really be proud of.” Student athletes at Duke consistently achieve academic success, said Lee Baker, dean of academic affairs for Trinity

College of Arts and Sciences and associate vice provost for undergraduate education. Baker noted that Duke had more athletes than any other school on the Atlantic Coast Conference Honor Roll for the 2011-2012 academic year. The ACC Honor Roll rewards student athletes who achieve at least a 3.0 GPA. 73 percent of all Duke athletes made the Honor Roll that year. Additionally, Baker noted that Duke student athletes have had a 98 percent graduation rate since 2005, though this does not include students who left early to pursue a professional athletic career. “We have an obligation and a responsibility to ensure that [all] students get out of Duke successfully,” Baker said. “We do that with a range of different mechanisms. Particularly with our firstgeneration students and with our high financial-need students, we have particular programs in place to ensure that they succeed at Duke. In some respects, our recruited athletes are no different.” The University has several ways to support the academic performance of student athletes. It retains Alyssa PerzEdwards as the academic dean who works specifically with student athletes


“The right being infringed upon in these court cases... is the right to equal protection under the law. ” —Ellie Schack in ‘Gay marriage is a right.’ See story page 14


Provost Peter Lange talks about faculty diversity at Academic Council’s Thursday meeting. and a program of early alerts and academic intervention for struggling students, Baker said. “The balance is working really well SEE COUNCIL ON PAGE 4

Baseball to play #1 UNC, Page 6

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$20M gift to benefit sports medicine Sports Medicine has received a $20 million gift, the University announced Thursday. Dr. Steven Scott, assistant consulting professor of obstetrics and gynecology, and his wife, Rebecca Scott, Allied and Graduate Health ’79, committed the funds to expand the program’s activities in clinical and research program development, faculty recruitment and retention, as well as support sports medicine training. “I see a great opportunity for Duke MediSteven Scott cine to differentiate itself in sports medicine,” said Steven Scott, a member of the Duke University Health System Board of Directors, in a Duke news release. Scott is also a member of several fundraising committees including the Campaign Steering Committee for Duke Forward, the $3.25 billion Universitywide campaign launched in September. Duke Sports Medicine is a division of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and includes Duke Sports Medicine Clinic, Duke Sports Medicine Physical Therapy, the Michael W. Krzyzewski Human Performance Lab and the Duke Sports Performance Program. The Duke University Health System aims to raise $1.2 billion for Duke Forward. “[The gift] will allow us to integrate

orthopaedic and primary care services with sports performance specialists, research scientists, sports psychology, sports nutrition and physical therapy, all to the advantage of our patients,” Dr. Claude Moorman, director of sports medicine, said in the release. Athletes of all ages will benefit from the innovative multi-disciplinary program the gift is designed to build, said Dr. Victor Dzau, president and CEO of DUHS. In October, the Scotts donated an additional $10 million to support Duke Athletics to go toward a 35,000-squarefoot building to house ticket offices, a team store and training rooms. The donation, which was then the largest gift Duke Athletics ever received, contributed to the University’s $250 million for athletics. “Steve and Becky Scott are wonderful partners with both Duke University and Duke Medicine,” President Richard Brodhead said in the release. “This generous gift will allow our sports medicine program to grow to better serve athletes at Duke and beyond: our trainees will go on to advance research and care, while the research insights generated at Duke will have an impact on the field of sports medicine.” Steven, who completed his medical internship and residency at Duke, and his wife live in Boca Raton, Fla. Two of the Scotts’ five children are students at the School of Medicine. —from Staff Reports

BlueDevilDaysSoundoff Hundreds of prospective freshmen visit campus in April for Blue Devil Days to see if Duke is where they want to go in the Fall. The Chronicle’s Raisa Chowdhury spoke with the p-frosh, their parents and their hosts to find out what they think of Duke so far. “My sister goes here, my mom went here, and I love it. It’s been my dream for so long.” —Katie Perlman, admitted early decision applicant from Illinois “This is way more beautiful than where we’re from—so lush and green. I think I’m definitely going to come here. It seems like the students have a really well-balanced social life with the academics, too.” —Aitana Zermeno, prospective freshman from California “It’s going to be a good place for her. We visited all the other colleges, and I think by far this is the best.” —German Zermeno, parent of prospective freshman “There was no question where we wanted him to go and where he wanted to.” —Gary Koritzinsky, parent of a prospective freshman from Maryland “I just really like the atmosphere. It’s warm and because I’m from Alaska, it’s a huge change. Everyone’s been really friendly, too. When someone finds you’re a pfrosh they’re all like ‘Hi!’ I like that.” —Olivia Tice, prospective freshman “It’s been kind of overwhelming.... I’m just trying to get my bearings. It’s just fun to be on campus and see all the people. I’m looking at [University of] Notre Dame, but it’s kind of between these two, and this was my dream school.” —Marisa Olsen, prospective freshman from Minnesota “Duke on paper was obviously really appealing, but seeing it in person is unbelievable. Everyone’s been so nice and welcoming and just really makes it feel like home. Shooters [II] was an experience that I will never forget.” —Sam Berger, admitted early decision applicant from Massachusetts “North Carolina is—out of all the places I’ve visited so far—it’s the one that looks the most, in terms of weather, like Lima because it’s warm and the weather’s nice. I love the campus—it’s big, it’s got a lot of movement.” — Ernesto de Losada, prospective freshman from Peru “It is one of the most rewarding things to encourage people to come to my favorite school... I didn’t get to do it as a freshman, so I think that’s part of the reason I’m even more excited.” —Anna Benson, freshman host

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“I’ve been trying to get to classes, but it’s been craziness, and so I keep missing them accidentally, and I’ve been going around in circles, and everyone’s just so focused on what they’re doing, and I feel like a fish in a big ocean... The people seem really cool, and they say thank you and excuse me, and that was a shocker for me about college kids. I always thought they were insensitive and cold.” —Levi Obama, prospective freshman from Georgia

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DUKEENGAGE from page 1 very deeply with open eyes and rediscover what mattered to us,” Mlyn said. “What mattered to us was that Duke was a campus that was deeply civically engaged in a variety of ways.” Mlyn, who was the director of the Robertson Scholars Program at the time, led the taskforce. The Big Idea began with a suggestion related to increasing study abroad options, he said, but it evolved into a program centered on civic engagement and service learning. President Richard Brodhead had arrived at Duke only two years prior, and upon learning about the immersive summer opportunities available to merit scholars, he asked about the possibility of expanding that set of opportunities to the entire student body. “We wanted something that was big enough to impact students, the communities we serve and the culture of the University,” Mlyn said. “We felt like giving students experiences was the way to go.” As DukeEngage was conceived, admin-

THREAT from page 1 cleared so very quickly... sending a notice to [upwards of] 50,000 people didn’t seem to be necessary,” Cavanaugh said. On Tuesday, a DukeALERT sent at 7:45 a.m. notified the student body of the initial bomb threat at the Bryan Center. Cavanaugh noted that officials thought the Bryan Center threat might not be credible from the start. When Thursday’s call came in, threatening a bomb in the Great Hall, the similar nature of the two calls suggested the threats’

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istrators also hoped to promote a readjustment of the Duke culture paradigm. The impact on culture is hard to measure, Mlyn said, but it could mean something as simple as influencing conversations between students in their residence halls and on the bus. DukeEngage also presents Duke as a place that cares for how students grow, said Edward Skloot, professor of the practice of public policy and director of the Center for Strategic Philanthropy and Civil Society. Skloot is also a member of the DukeEngage National Advisory Board. A pillar of the brand DukeEngage may have helped to alleviate some negative conceptions of Duke after the lacrosse scandal. “DukeEngage has redefined Duke’s place in the American higher education landscape,” Mlyn said. “This was an effort to rediscover what this University believed in. That’s what we did.” But beyond lacrosse and perhaps more importantly, DukeEngage has provided the University with a first-mover advantage in the higher education marketplace in

terms of civic engagement, making Duke increasingly unique among its peers. In many ways, the program set the standard for service learning integration in higher education. “Increasingly, higher education needs to embrace putting the learning we do in the classroom into the real world,” said Steve Nowicki, dean and vice provost for undergraduate education. “DukeEngage is one of the premiere ways we can do this.” DukeEngage has shown itself to be a strong part of the Duke brand, as made evident in the admissions process. As the number of applications to Duke rose from 2007 to 2013, administrators have pointed to DukeEngage as one of the main reasons for the surge. For the first time in 2010, DukeEngage surpassed men’s basketball as the leading reason why students want to come to Duke, as noted in their application essays. The program continues to elicit excitement among prospective Blue Devils. Among a random group of 11 admitted high school seniors interviewed for this story, eight identified DukeEngage as a

main reason they applied to Duke. Ten of those 11 seniors said they knew about DukeEngage before they applied to Duke. “Nearly a quarter of my ‘Why Duke?’ essay was about the program,” Amanda Sullivan, an accepted high school senior from New York, wrote in an email April 4. Duke admissions staff, including Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Christoph Guttentag, could not be reached for comment as to how they promote DukeEngage to high schools and prospective students. But the program is featured prominently on the admissions website. The program has also captured the attention of other universities, who contact DukeEngage to ask how the program was built, Mlyn said. He declined to mention specific universities. Still, no university has been able to replicate a program on the same scale of DukeEngage. “Duke is known for this,” he said. “It’s the largest program of its kind in the world—not in terms of money spent on civic engagement but money spent on direct student experience.” The reporter participated in DukeEngage South Africa-Durban 2012.

possible lack of credibility to officials. “There was a sense that this was a hoax on Tuesday,” Cavanaugh said. “The report in terms of the call was exactly the same type of call that came in. The location was different, but the sense was that this was absolutely a false alarm.” Cavanaugh declined to give further details on the respective phone calls, citing a pending criminal investigation. Sophomore Sofia Manfredi, who was in the Great Hall at the time of the evacuation, said that she was not informed of the bomb threat but merely asked to leave.

Manfredi noted that she and her friends had speculated a bomb threat as the cause of their forced departure. “I figured that that’s what it was, but I was surprised because they had told us about the one on the Bryan Center a few days, so it seems strange that they would not tell us about this one,” Manfredi said. “It definitely was a little weird.” Cavanaugh said that the police physically searched for any sign of bombs, used technology that detects explosive devices and had dogs who could identify the scent of these devices. Given all these resourc-

es, no bomb was found, and the site was deemed safe. He also outlined the process through which the University considers the credibility of a threat. “Every [threat] is assessed individually and relies on information that we receive from external law enforcement and our own police, and a combo of those factors are what’s taken into those assessments,” Cavanaugh said. “We look at the totality of the information and based on that, make a decision on what actually needs to be done.”

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ics program is compliance with NCAA regulations, White said. The rulebook is constantly expanding and changing, he noted, and Duke must strive to uphold its reputation as a model program. At the end of the day, the education and experience that student athletes get from Duke is what matters most, White said. “One of the things I really love about the student athlete population [is that] they absolutely love the place,” White said. “If you visit with them for 30 minutes, you walk away spellbound with how much they love Duke.” In other business: Provost Peter Lange delivered a biannual faculty diversity report. Duke schools have increased hiring of female and black faculty since 2003, when the Faculty Diversity Initiative began. The proportion of both female and black faculty has increased at all schools except the Fuqua School of Business. Additionally, Duke schools have generally seen high retention rates of black and female faculty between 1999, the year Lange became provost, and 2012. When compared to peer institutions, the diversity statistics for Duke faculty rank consistently above average, with higher percentages of Asian and black professors than other schools’ averages, although the University has a lower percentage of Hispanic professors. Moving forward, Lange said the university will continue to emphasize recruitment and retention of minorities and women, particularly in fields where those groups are underrepresented. Women are still underrepresented in fields related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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Duke pitching looks to cool down No. 1 UNC high five times in the second game of North Carolina’s sweep at Virginia Tech. Freshman outfielder Skye Bolt follows closely behind with a .392 batting average, but the rookie will be sidelined this weekend due to injury. “[Bolt’s injury] is a bummer for North Carolina because he’s a good hitter,” said Duke sophomore right-hander Trent Swart, who will start on the mound Friday. “But we don’t really focus on their weaknesses as much as our strengths. We want to pitch to our strengths because that’s how we’re going to be more successful. We’re a good staff, and we can get it done if we focus on our pitches.” Duke’s pitchers will focus on throwing first-pitch strikes, after struggling in that department last weekend when it was swept by then-No. 7 Florida State in Tallahassee, Fla. after shutting out then-No. 15 Georgia Tech in two out of three games the weekend before. Junior righty Robert Huber, who will pitch Sunday, attributes part of Duke’s success against the Yellow Jackets to first-pitch strikes. Strong pitching also led Duke (21-17, 8-10) to take a series from then-No. 24 Miami earlier the season. “The biggest motto that we have this year is first-pitch strikes,” Huber said. “When you throw first-pitch strikes hitters have a low percentage of getting a hit in that count. Last

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Outscoring its opponents by a whopping 6.4 runs per game this season, No. 1 North Carolina has been tearing apart its opponents this season. In Duke’s trip down the road to Chapel Hill this weekend, the Blue Devils hope to slow down the momentum of the nearly unstoppable Tar Heels in a three-game series with their archrivals. The action kicks off 3 p.m. Friday at BoshamDuke er Stadium. vs. “Duke-North CarNo. 1 olina is one of the UNC most tradition-laden rivalries in all of FRIDAY-SUNDAY sports, and for us to Boshamer Stadium be able to participate in that is a tremendous honor,” Duke head coach Chris Pollard said. “Against a team like North Carolina, your margin of error is really, really small. You’ve got to be good in all three phases—pitching, offense and defense.” The highest-scoring team in the country, the Tar Heels (36-2, 15-2 in the ACC) average 9.1 runs per game. Third baseman Colin Moran, who ranks first in the country in runs with 52 on the season, leads the charge with a .396 batting average. The junior was named National Hitter of the Week after crossing the plate 11 times last week, including a career-


Duke starter Trent Swart will look to find the stuff that allowed him to shutout then-No. 15 Georgia Tech.




Short-handed Duke Rutgers plays better takes on Maryland, BC than its record shows by Jackie Klauberg

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Short-handed and amid a two-match losing skid, No. 11 Duke will look to finish off the regular season on a winning note when it travels to Maryland Friday and Boston College Saturday. Duke (14-7, 5-4 in the ACC) was swept 4-0 by No. 1 North Carolina Wednesday and currently ranks fifth in the conference. Maryland (5-14, 0-8) ranks last in the conference, and the Eagles (9-8, 3-6) sit in ninth place in the ACC. But the Blue Devils are 1-4 in their last five matches, in large part because they have only had five healthy players available to suit up. Due to Ester Goldfeld’s recent hand injury, the Blue Devils have been forced to forfeit a doubles’ match and a singles point in every contest. “We have talked a lot about doing the little things well, and we can’t give away free points,” Duke head coach Jamie Ashworth said. “There are 15 or 16 points that can go either way in a match. We just have to make sure that we are staying disciplined and executing what we need to do on those points.” Despite the setback, the Blue Devils have seen numerous individual highlights this season. The anchor has been Marianne Jodoin, who is currently on a 21-match win

Records don’t lie. But they certainly don’t tell the whole story. Although Rutgers—which the No. 7 Blue Devils will face in their regular season finale in New Brunswick, N.J.—has the worst record of any of Duke’s opponents this season, the Scarlet Knights have the tools to keep pace No. 7 with any team in the Duke country. vs. “You’ve got to disRU count their record,” Duke head coach John Danowski said. “They SATURDAY, 7 p.m. played [No. 2] Notre Yurack Field Dame better than we played Notre Dame, and they had [No. 3] Syracuse on the ropes last week. When you’re really good at the faceoff X and really good in the goal, you can compete with anybody. We expect this to be a great contest.” In the midst of a 10-game losing skid, the Scarlet Knights (2-11) are coming off a 12-11 loss to Syracuse. Four of their last five games—including a 7-6 loss to Notre Dame— were against top 20 opponents. “I’m very proud and happy with our guys’ performance even if our record isn’t impressive,” Rutgers head coach Brian Brecht said. “They go out and play hard every day. We’re a


Marianne Jodoin is currently on a 21-match win streak for Duke, including 4-0 in the ACC. streak, highlighted by a perfect 4-0 record in ACC play. Teammate Mary Clayton is tied for third in program history for career ACC singles wins with 28. Maryland is coming off a disheartening 7-0 loss to N.C. State last weekend. The Blue Devils have only lost to the Terrapins twice in the teams’ 40 meetings over the history of the two programs. Duke junior Hanna Mar, ranked No. 25 nationally, will likely be matched up against Maryland senior Vroni Van Berlo, who boasts an 8-5 singles record in dual matches so far this season. SEE W. TENNIS ON PAGE 12

better team than we were last month.” The Scarlet Knights boast the a top faceoff man in Joseph Nardella, who has won 65.5 percent of his faceoffs on the season, good for third in the nation. Rutgers is the only team on the Blue Devils’ schedule with a better faceoff specialist than Duke junior Brendan Fowler, who ranks fourth in the country in faceoff percentage. “Faceoffs will definitely be important,” Fowler said. “[Rutgers’] faceoff guy has been terrific all season. It’s going to be a tough matchup, and I’m excited to go against him.” Danowski, who agreed on the importance of a strong showing at the faceoff X, also highlighted the need for solid wing play. “It’s not all about Brendan,” he said said. “There will be a lot of emphasis on Luke Duprey, Will Haus, David Lawson, Josh Offit and Brian Dailey. We need to get really good wing play.” In addition to featuring one of the nation’s top faceoff men, the Scarlet Knights’ roster includes one of the best goalies in the country. With a 60.1 save percentage— good for fifth in the nation—freshman Kris Alleyne has wasted no time adjusting to the starting role in his first season at Rutgers. Fowler noted that in preparation for SEE M. LACROSSE ON PAGE 12

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fromstaffreports Duke women’s golf looks to repeat at the ACC Tournament In the hopes of defending its conference title, No. 3 Duke will travel to Greensboro, N.C. this weekend for the ACC Tournament at Sedgefield Country Club. Coming off a second-place finish at the PING/ASU Women’s Invitational last weekend, the Blue Devils will be joined at the tournament by three other ranked teams: No. 12 North Carolina, No. 15 Virginia and No. 22 N.C. State. Senior Lindy Duncan, who was named the 2012 PING NGCA National Player of the Year, claimed the individual title at last year’s tournament. She hopes to repeat this success in the final conference tournament of her career. Junior Laetitia Beck, senior Courtney Ellenbogen, junior Alejandra Can-


Lindy Duncan, last year’s ACC champ, will take on Sedgefield Country Club looking to repeat. grejo and freshman Celine Boutier will also represent Duke. The Blue Devils’ win last season at Sedgefield Country Club was their first since the tournament was moved there in 2009.


Duke goalkeeper Kelsey Duryea will have to defend an OSU offense that averages 12.9 goals per game. Duke women’s lacrosse finishes regular season against Ohio State Coming off a 14-6 win against Davidson that snapped a three-game losing streak, No. 9 Duke will finish its regular season against Ohio State (6-7) at Koskinen Stadium Saturday at 1 p.m. Seven different Blue Devils (10-4) scored in the win against the Wildcats, a strong bounceback after the team scored four goals in its previous game, a 12-4 loss to No. 4 Northwestern. Kerrin Maurer, who leads Duke with 51 points this season, was one of six Blue Devils with at least two goals in the win. She is the team’s second-leading scorer with 27 goals and the team’s top distributor with 24 assists. Makenzie Hommel paces the team

with 36 goals. In goal, freshman Kelsey Duryea is now 6-3 as a starter and will take on a potent Ohio State attack that averages 12.9 goals per game, slightly more than Duke registers at 12.8. Four Buckeyes have at least 30 points this season, led by sophomore Jackie Cifarelli’s 49. She is the team’s top passer with 34 assists. Katie Chase paces the team with 34 goals while each of Cara Facchina, Kelsea Ayers, Kaila Gottlick and May Kate Facchina all have at least 19 goals. Between the pipes, Ohio State goaltender Tori Descenza has a .425 save percentage, compared to Duryea’s .530 clip. After playing Ohio State, Duke will play its first game of the ACC Tournament next Thursday.

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Duke men’s tennis takes on BC and NCSU With its last two matches of the regular season, No. 10 Duke hopes to end on a high note before setting its sights on the ACC Tournament next week. The Blue Devils will host conference foes Boston College Friday and N.C. State Sunday at Ambler Tennis Stadium. Winless in conference play, the Eagles (513, 0-8 in the ACC) will look to pull off a big upset against Duke. Defeating the Blue Devils will be a tall task for a Boston College squad that has been shut out 7-0 by six ACC teams and has lost

6-1 to two others. Coming off a 7-0 shutout of the Eagles, the Wolfpack (13-8, 6-3) have fared well in conference play this season. Because five of their eight losses have come against top-20 teams, N.C. State appears more likely than Boston College to put Duke’s five-game winning streak on the line. The Blue Devils aim to survive their final test as they prepare for the ACC Tournament, which begins next Thursday in Cary, N.C.

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No-longer-solo cups When was the last time of Duke’s social culture and you spent more than 20 young people in general. minutes eating a meal on Whether one agrees with campus? Better yet, when this characterization of stuwas the last time you ate dents, it is worth considerthat meal on real ceramic? ing what is lost when we For many don’t make students, meals time for social editorial are “grabbed” relationships. rather than enjoyed. The After chewing on this Monday-to-Friday sprint usu- problem for a semester, ally entails meals squeezed two students in a leaderbetween classes and meet- ship class have cooked up a ings, often consumed on- way to overcome this mealthe-go. By the time we grad- time predicament. Maureen uate, some will have learned Dolan, a junior, and Shilpi how to build a bridge, others Kumar, a senior, are launchto write a 30-page linguistics ing Duke Tables, which will paper, but nearly all will designate tables at campus have mastered the art of bal- eateries to encourage stuancing a plastic platter on dents to meet new people one knee and a laptop on over a meal. The initiative the other. echoes Dartmouth’s Social We’re overtired worka- Cups program, where stuholics, according to critics dents place a university-is-

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sued red cup on their table to signal that anyone is welcome to dine with them. The program, like any new campus culture initiative, is sure to face initial challenges. We are not interested in debating the program’s merits, but we believe it attempts to address two critical social issues at Duke. First, it encourages students to branch out of what can become narrowly circumscribed social spheres after freshman year. Second, it wants to re build a setting for social engagement, which can be a welcome antidote to everyday stress. The first concern is particularly salient given the encroachment of MOOCs and other forms of online

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n 1967, Chief Justice Earl Warren scribed the unan- to remedy the inequality; it is defined by the trait of imous opinion for the U.S. Supreme Court case, being “immutable”—it can’t be changed; and it is not Loving v. Virginia. In it, he declared that, “Marriage inhibited by its defining characteristic from contributis one of the ‘basic civil rights of man,’ ing meaningfully to society. fundamental to our very existence and The first two criteria are obviously survival.” true. Homosexuals are a discrete and If the highest court in the land insular minority, and manifestations defining marriage as one of the “baof constant and far-reaching discrimisic civil rights of man” doesn’t qualify nation against them are disturbingly marriage as a legal right, I don’t know prominent no matter one’s moral what would. stance on gay marriage. Even those But here’s the catch: This doesn’t who declare homosexuality immoral ellie schaack even matter. would be hard pressed to read about brave new world Even if marriage were not a right, individuals like Matthew Shepard or denying homosexuals the right to marHarvey Milk and not admit to a hisry would still be an infringement upon their rights. tory of discrimination. How can this be true? The third criterion is trickier, as the broad politiIt’s true because the right being infringed upon cal support from significant political figures would in these court cases is not the right to marry—it is the suggest. But turning those opinions into meaningful right to equal protection under the law. action has been called governmental overreach, leavThis right is explicit: It’s found in the Equal Protec- ing these figures largely powerless to do anything to tion Clause of the 14th Amendment to the Constitu- combat these legal injustices. Moreover, with laws protion, which declares that, “No state shall … deny to any hibiting gay marriage in 31 states, clearly the politiperson within its jurisdiction the equal protection of cal power remains insignificant in comparison to the the laws.” scope of the problem. Laws. Not rights. The federal government can’t The last two criteria, however, are the criteria in unfairly discriminate in its treatment of its citizens, just which the bigotry emerges. like the private sector can’t. If you’re interviewing for a The fact of the matter is that the evidence continues job, for instance, you don’t have a right to that job. But to mount that homosexuality is immutable. Being gay you do have a right not to be prohibited from being is not an action but a trait that one is born with and thus given that job because of unfair discrimination. Private that cannot be changed. Furthermore, gay people can employers can’t keep a woman from employment sole- and do “contribute meaningfully” to society, including ly because she’s black, just like the federal government raising healthy, well-adjusted children. can’t keep a woman from marrying or voting or obtainHomosexuality is a genetic trait. It is found in many ing an education (none of which are explicitly stated animal species. While the exact mechanisms are unconstitutional rights) solely because she’s black. clear, the hereditary link of homosexuality has long So how do we define “unfair discrimination” as been established and accepted as consensus amongst opposed to logical, necessary discrimination? This scientists. Even a specific mechanism—epigenetics— depends on the judgment of the courts, which ap- has been convincingly identified as its cause. ply their own moral judgment. This moral judgSimilar conviction emerges in the debate about the ment, however, is restrained: It is beholden to prec- health of the children of homosexual parents. The oftedent, and in this case, judicial precedent provides cited study from the University of Texas at Austin sugextremely useful guidelines. gesting negative effects for children with homosexual Certain indicators let the courts get some idea of parents has been severely criticized for poor methodolwhether or not unfair discrimination is occurring. ogy. For example, the study includes children of stable, Groups that get the strictest review—meaning groups same-sex couples and children whose parents divorced that have the highest risk of unfair discrimination— after a gay affair in the same category. Meanwhile, the are called “suspect classes.” No court that has ever American Academy of Pediatrics recently published ruled that homosexuals form a suspect class—and a report saying that decades of research on the topic are thus deserving of strict scrutiny—has ever ruled have produced a consensus that children of gay paragainst gay marriage. ents “are doing just fine.” While there are no formal criteria for suspect clasOnce we truly see gay people as equals, it does besification, the Supreme Court has used the following gin to seem incomprehensible to infringe upon their to declare groups suspect classes: The group is a “dis- right to be treated equally under the law. crete and insular” minority; it has been historically discriminated against, or it is subject to prejudice, Ellie Schaack is a Trinity sophomore. This is her final colhostility or stigma; it lacks political power with which umn of the semester.


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Coming home


t’s been almost 10 years since I walked tourney is going down in Cameron Indoor down those steps in Wally Wade in my Stadium. Can you imagine? Hooping it up cap and gown, but it feels like yesterday. in Cameron? Trust me, I’m getting a team My love for our school— registered so I can play in the people, the places and that hallowed place, and I the awesome memories hope you do, too. You can that make up my Duke exget your team registered onperience—has only grown line at gthc.eventbrite.com, as the years have passed. I and we’re opening registraam always impressed with tion to teams of five, so all my fellow classmates, foryou have to pay is $30 for a mer professors and current great time, lunch, an awestudents that do amazing some t-shirt and a chance things, day in and day out. duke partnership at hoisting your own troWe Blue Devils are a special phy in Cameron. I know it’s for service group and so fortunate to during reading period, but think globally, be a part of such an incredI feel like playing basketball act locally ible institution … and all of under the National Chammy non-Duke friends are pionship banners will probvery sick of hearing about it (but know that ably help your GPA somehow. they won’t stop hearing about it). The donation you’ll be making will go My ties to this University and its won- to an incredible cause, The Wunder Projderful people run far deeper than the ect. The WunderGlo Foundation recently conventional college and post-college ex- launched this simple but revolutionary perience. My life and connection to Duke initiative in which we will raise $250 milare radically different from many other re- lion in the next two years to ensure that cent alums, and for a reason that not many our world-renowned team of clinicians would guess. It’s because I have stage IV and basic scientists can do the large-scale colon cancer and have been in the fight research necessary to get us to a cure for of (and for) my life since I was diagnosed colon cancer. And I’m talking about the two and half years ago, at the age of 28. cure as in THE CURE (you can check us In 2011, I launched my own colon cancer out at www.thewunderproject.org). These non-profit called The WunderGlo Foun- doctors are confident that they can get us dation (named after WunderGlo, the blog there, and it’s my job and honor to get that details my cancer-killing adventures). them the money they need to change the In our first year, we raised over $100,000 world. Every dollar raised by our “Go To and reached hundreds of cancer patients Hell, Cancer!!” tournament will go diand their families. The love and support rectly to The Wunder Project and to our that I’ve received from the Duke family in group of gifted scientists. Finding the achieving these goals—from my classmates cure for cancer seems like an almost imand teachers to Coach K and the men’s possible goal, but for Blue Devils like us, basketball program, to Dr. Moneta, to cur- nothing is impossible. rent students who have learned about my See you in Cameron. story—is beyond humbling. More than ever, Duke means family to me, and Duke Gloria Borges, Trinity ’04, is the founder means home to me, too. of the WunderGlo Foundation. This column is And now, it’s time to come home. My the final installment in a semester-long series Foundation is hosting our second-annual of weekly columns written by dPS members ad“Go To Hell, Cancer!!” three-on-three bas- dressing the importance of social action, as told ketball tournament on Sat., April 27. And through personal narratives. You can follow we’re not just hosting it on campus—the dPS on Twitter @dukePS.

lettertotheeditor Response to “Gay marriage is not a right” In his April 18 column, Jonathan Zhao seeks to refute gay marriage on the basis of natural and legal rights, an intangible “morality,” an economic externality argument and, finally, a discussion of the separation of constitutional powers. First, as a libertarian and presumed believer in federalism, it seems shocking that Mr. Zhao somehow overlooks that separation of powers might exist for the very purpose of preventing enforcement of unjust laws. Second, Zhao utilizes a study from the University of Texas at Austin that found lower quality of life indicators for children raised in households with gay parents. Assuming these statistics are accurate, he ignores that utility is also lost every day by gay and lesbian couples legally unable to enjoy the full benefits of marriage, both economic and personal. Third, why a libertarian or conservative would argue that an interventionist tax system is the proper way to confront the economics of personal relationships is again mystifying. Fourth, the “morality” that Mr. Zhao

believes government should enforce is somehow completely independent of the natural rights he refers to earlier. The concept that a government has the ability to enforce a morality beyond the natural rights of individuals is the very antithesis of libertarian thought. His argument that there is no legal right to gay marriage is predicated on the abandonment of a natural rights morality. Finally, if this were not bad enough, Mr. Zhao starts his column by denying that there is any support of marriage amongst natural rights. But if marriage as an institution is a societal concept, defined by the many, why does a libertarian defend a government sanction of it? If instead, marriage is a personal contract, then all have a vital libertarian right to it. The right of individuals to create contracts is inviolate. The fact that Mr. Zhao argues against so fundamental a right indicates he is not the defender of liberty and small government that he claims to be. As a libertarian myself, I would emphatically disagree that Mr. Zhao holds the same beliefs I do. Michael Elgart, Trinity ’14 President, Duke Libertarians

lettertotheeditor Own the power As I near my final days at Duke and observe my fellow seniors grasping for footing in a world of occupational unknowns, one crucial and often disregarded consideration keeps entering my thoughts. I do not wonder how we will all make money, find friends in new cities or maintain old friends in different cities. I have faith that these unknowns will work themselves out. The consideration I feel most crucial, however, is often the one least attended to. How will we use our power? Yes, power. I realize as entry-level worker bees in a tumultuous economy, we rarely conceive of ourselves as especially powerful, yet simple fact: We are. Like it or not, four years of elite education, job opportunities and connections actually make us some of the most powerful people in the world. Whether born into Sperrys and cashmere or on full scholarship, come May, we are all likely to be in the top 5 percent of the economy. Think of the overwhelming majority of nations, family backgrounds and even colleges that afford individual access to a negligible amount of power when compared to each and every student graduating in May. So I ask us, Duke seniors, to start by recognizing and owning that, like it or not, we have power. This power can be used to

find jobs and then bury our heads in the ground until we earn enough money that we’re finally willing to admit to our power. This power can be used to fill us with false beliefs of our own inherent superiority to others struggling below us. Or this power can be used in the way all truly noble leaders before us have used their power: to empower those around them. It can be used to choose a path that finds the intersections between our truest passions and the deepest needs of the world. Power often feels like a limited resource we must hoard to use in our own best interest. In competitive professions, it may feel to many of us that we do not have enough power to be successful. For those who slave away to finally gain power, it may feel earned and deserved. Though these feelings are real, they do not have to control us. We undoubtedly have more ability to leave bad jobs, find our true passions and live our lives freely than just about anyone on this planet! Wherever we go, one simple truth remains: Power used for good is power used to lift up and empower others. So please soon-to-be powerful members of society, own your power, enjoy it and use it for good of others. Phoebe Noe Trinity ’13



oday, I am talking to you. Let me tell you something about my It doesn’t matter whether you greatest fear. I’m afraid of people who agree or disagree with me because you agree with each other, people who listen to don’t get to respond to me a speech or read a book and anyway. You may say, “Well, effusively nod their heads. I can respond by ‘commentI’m afraid of people who are ing’ on this.” The comment part of similar or competing may spawn back-and-forth collectives or –isms. discussions and long-winded Convenient, unavoidable conversations with many, labels reduce people into many participants but I will ideological representatives. not be one of them. Agreement and collectivpi praveen (This is protocol. A colism smack of the approprialife of pi umnist cannot comment tion of other people’s arguon The Chronicle website, ments as one’s own. The whether under their own names or anony- knowledge that one has a live, responsive mously.) audience brings forth the need to pander, So, in a way, I’m talking at you. provoke and rationalize. Now, let’s pretend there’s no consideration I’d like to be a child again. I’ve hated of whom I “am” in terms of my race, gender, growing up. I want to be able to ask innosex, sexual orientation, political affiliation, cent, insightful questions again, and I want ethnicity, religion, national origin or age. Did to be able to say whatever the f*** I want to I miss anything? Let’s pretend there’s no con- say. I want to think for myself, but I’m sufsideration of whom you “are” either. focating under a mountain of books, media, To be perfectly thorough, I want to try to parents, teachers, peers and distant, influenremove all context—what has been taught, tial figures. I’m suffocating under your gaze what has been read, what has been heard whether you are my friend, acquaintance, and so on. We’re constructing a foolproof relative, enemy, professor or a complete vacuum of being, and we’re all alone, you stranger. and me. We’re all alone—two individuals, You want to think for yourself too; you two bubbles in a bigger bubble. want to come to your own conclusions I’m talking at you and you’re listening. through your own insight and personal exYou are not reflecting on your relativity to perience. But you stop yourself because you whom I am (which is null and void at this know that I’m crazy. Or maybe you just can’t point) or what I say. Nor are you construct- think for yourself anymore. Today, I’m the ing a response or a responding argument. idealist and you’re the realist. All of “society” has been taken out of you We have lost all the potential we had withand me, as has society’s power to categorize, in us when we were born. We are no longer rationalize and debate. Are we empty, hol- made up of our own thoughts, observations low shells now? No, we are ourselves — kind and perceptions. We now exist for the benof like how babies or drunks are themselves. efit of the greater good; we have been apSuddenly, there is so much potential in us propriated. babies and drunks because … We. Just. I talked to you today. Talk to me when Don’t. Care. Anymore. I can talk and think you are rid of the weight of the eyes and and opine and you can’t do or say anything. ears upon you. Talk to me when you have We can turn it around and switch roles. And let go of all that is around you, all that you we don’t give a s***. are made out to be. I want to hear what We are no longer representatives or YOU think. members of constructed communities or constructed societys. Today, I am not talking Pi Praveen is a Trinity freshman. This is her to society. I am talking to YOU. final column of the semester.

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Revisiting Andre Dawkins’ top-five performances After redshirting last season, Duke guard Andre Dawkins announced last week that he would return to the team next season and play as a graduate student. This week, The Blue Zone has been counting down Dawkins’ top-five career performances. Here they are: No. 5: Dawkins scores 16 off the bench against Miami The date: Jan. 2, 2011 The game: Duke 74, Miami 63 Dawkins’ statline: 16 points on 5-of-9 shooting, 2-of-4 3-pointers, four steals The breakdown: With Kyrie Irving injured for most of the 2010-11 campaign, Dawkins’ role was elevated. And with Seth Curry only playing 18 minutes due to foul trouble, Dawkins was thrust even more into the spotlight. Playing 29 minutes, Dawkins delivered one of his most complete performances of the season, scoring 16 of Duke’s 18 bench points. He also recorded four steals, three of which came in the first half, as he and Nolan Smith combined to hold Miami wing players Durand Scott and Malcolm Grant to five points going into halftime. The quote: “There are a lot of other great guards like those two, so for us to do that shows that we can defend,” Nolan Smith said. —Andrew Beaton No. 4: Dawkins hits two threes to help send Duke to the Final Four The date: Mar. 28, 2010 The game: Duke 78, Baylor 71 Dawkins’ statline: Six points on 2-for-2 3-point shooting in 13 minutes of play. The breakdown: Dawkins was a key contributor for the Blue Devils in the regular season but had played very sparingly in the NCAA Tournament. In the Elite Eight,

led Dawkins’ number was called when junior Kyle Singler was forced to the bench with foul trouble. Toward the end of thee first half, Baylor was starting to o take control of the game, running nning out to a six point lead with a 10-0 run. But Dawkins drilled his is second 3-pointer of the game me to stymie the momentum and nd cut the lead back to three. Dawkins’ shot helped keep it a one-possesne-possession game heading into halftime, allowing Duke to mount a comeback and advance to the Final Four ur for the first time since 2004. The quote: “He gave us a big lift,” Jon Scheyer said. —Bobby Colton No. 3: Dawkins drops a career-high areer-high 28 points against Bradley The date: Dec. 8, 2010 The game: Duke 83, Bradley radley 48 Dawkins’ statline: 28 points on 10of-17 shooting from the field, eld, including eight 3-pointers. The breakdown: Duke squared off with the Braves just two days ys after losing star point guard Kyrie Irving ng indefinitely in a win against Butler. Entering the starting lineup for Irving was a young Dawkins, who made a limited mited impact as a freshman. Dawkins was hot from m the getgo, knocking down his first three of the game on the Blue ue Devils’ second possession. Although ough he drilled four 3-pointers in the

first half, Dawkins Dawkins’ teammates struggled combining to go 1-for-10 around him, com from beyond the arc against Bradley’s zone defense. nine of its first 11 attempts But Duke hit n range in the second half, from 3-point ra and Dawkins Dawkins’ continued to have the hot hand. As his teammates Kyle Singler aand Seth Curry heated around him, the Blue Devils up arou coasted to an easy victory. coaste The quote: “We were really Th unhappy with the fact that unh became a jump-shooting we b team in the first half,” Mike Krzyzewski said. Krzyz —Daniel Carp — No. 2: Dawkins’ 3-point shootfuels revenge against Floriing fue State da Stat The date: Feb. 23, 2012 The game: Duke 74, Florida Th State 666 Dawkins’ statline: 22 points Daw on 66-of-12 shooting, 6-of-9 3-pointers, four rebounds and 3-poin steal. a steal The breakdown: This game Th against No. 16 Florida State had a llittle extra meaning for the Blue Devils, who had lost at home to the Seminoles the previmonth. ous mon With Florida State leading midway through the first 13-12 m Dawkins provided a needed half, Daw spark off the bench. He connectthree triples and got to the ed on th free thro throw line to score 12 of the team’s next ne 14 points and propel

Duke to a halftime lead. In the second half Austin Rivers joined the scoring effort as Duke’s 3-point prowess led them to a key ACC road victory. With Dawkins leading the way, the Blue Devils shot 46.4 percent from long-range. The quote: “We know they like to converge a lot on drives,” Dawkins said. “So we wanted to be ready for kicks, be ready to shoot.” —Bobby Colton No. 1: Dawkins’ big night in the Garden helps deliver Coach K’s record-breaking 903rd win The date: Nov. 15, 2011 The game: Duke 74, Michigan State 69 Dawkins’ statline: 8-of-15 shooting, 6-of-10 3-pointers, four steals and zero turnovers The breakdown: People hardly remember Dawkins’ game-high 26 points against Michigan State under the bright lights at Madison Square Garden. People remember instead what it gave Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski: his record-breaking 903rd win, passing his former mentor Bob Knight. Following then-No. 6 Duke’s win against Michigan State, Knight and Krzyzewski embraced, but that moment would not have happened if Dawkins did not go off. Dawkins was Duke’s most reliable offensive weapon in the first half, as the team went a period of 5:36 with just two field goals, both by the junior. Four of his six 3-pointers came in the first half. Then with 18:03 left in the second half, Dawkins hit a 3-pointer to put the Blue Devils up by three. They never relinquished that lead as the trey sparked a 22-5 run. The quote: “Dawkins played his tail off,” Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo said. —Andrew Beaton


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BASEBALL from page 5 week we weren’t the best at that coming off of Georgia Tech when we were very good at getting ahead in the count.” Pollard said that in addition to a strong performance on the mound from Swart (4-2) Friday, junior right-hander Drew Van Orden (2-4) Saturday and Huber (5-3) Sunday, Duke will need to be opportunistic offensively, noting that the Blue Devils had baserunning blunders against Florida State that could have potentially cost them runs. He added that although Duke is coming off a 12-2 win against North Carolina A&T, a similar offensive outburst against the Tar Heels is highly unlikely. “We’ve just got to try to manufacture runs,” Pollard said. “You’re not going to have a lot of big innings against North Carolina. Even in their losses, teams haven’t put together big innings against them. You just have to grind out at-bats and really hope that they make a mistake either on the mound or defensively.” Equally as important as capitalizing on the Tar Heels’ mistakes will be sticking to the fundamentals in all three phrases of the game. “We play our best baseball when we play fundamental ball,” Swart said. “We have to do everything right.”


W. TENNIS from page 5

Duke’s Brendan Fowler ranks fourth nationally in faceoff percentage but faces the nation’s third best in Rutgers’ Joseph Nardella.

M. LACROSSE from page 5 Saturday’s game, the Blue Devils have turned much of their attention in practice to shooting. Alleyne is one of just five goalies in the nation with a save percentage higher than 60 percent. But the Scarlet Knights know that on the defensive end of the field, a good game from Alleyne alone won’t cut it against Duke, which ranks third in the country in scoring offense with 13.4 goals per game.

“Duke is a very high-scoring team with a lot of offensive firepower,” Nardella said. “We have placed a lot of emphasis this week on identifying who their top guys are, such as Jordan Wolf, Jake Tripucka and David Lawson. If we limit those top producers, I think we’ll be in pretty good shape.” Riding an eight-game winning streak—the longest active streak in the nation—the Blue Devils (10-4) hope to finish their regular season on a high note before they set their sights on the ACC Tournament next weekend.

The Blue Devils will then head further up the Atlantic Coast to take on Boston College. The Eagles will play North Carolina Friday night before facing Duke Saturday. Boston College has one ranked doubles tandem of Jessica Wacnik and Alex Kelleher at No. 78. “Matches that have gotten away from us, we have tried to be better than we need to be,” Ashworth said. “If we can be ourselves, that that’ss all we can ask for. for.”


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Things to See & Do Around Durham


Tips for Apartment Hunting


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Durham Private Schools


Crime Hits a New Low


Durham Public Schools Districts


Designing on a Dime


Area Golf Courses


Choosing a Roommate


Sound Off: Where to live


Think of Safety First


Navigating Waitlists


Renters Insurance

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There’s lots to see and do in the Durham area Take Me Out to the Ball Game You can’t fully embrace life in the Bull City without a visit to the Durham Bulls, the Triple-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays. Made famous by the 1988 movie Bull Durham, the team draws in record crowds all season long, often filling its 10,000-seat downtown stadium designed by the architects of Camden Yards. It’s a baseball lover’s dream from the traditional seventh-

inning stretch to roaming vendors selling cotton candy, peanuts and cold drinks. Arrive early to check out the restaurants next door in the refurbished AmericanTobacco Campus.

Eat Local. Eat Well This advice is easily followed if you visit the Durham Farmer’s Market, open Saturdays year round and Wednesday afternoons in the summer. Located at the new Pavilion at Durham Central Park, the market features more than

50 vendors, all located within 70 miles of the market. As you weave through the bustling crowds, you’ll find produce, meat, eggs, flowers, plants, baked goods, pottery, jewelry and artwork. If you’re hungry after shopping the stalls, stop by the neighboring Piedmont restaurant, which serves only local, seasonal food often fresh from the market.

North Carolinians: eat barbeque and lots of it. And one of the best places in the state just happens to be the legendary Bullock’s Barbeque off Hillsborough Road. They serve authentic Eastern-style pulled pork barbeque with tangy vinegar style sauce, hot and crispy hush puppies, Brunswick stew, and Southern sweet tea.

An Afternoon Delight

Get Away From It All

For both students and locals, there’s no better place to have an afternoon picnic or study session than the Sarah B. Duke Botanical Gardens. You can sunbathe on a blanket or throw a football on the spacious South Lawn or grab a seat with a book along the terrace. Watch the garden’s resident ducks and geese from one of the bridges over the pond in the Culberson Asiatic Arboretum. Hidden throughout the garden are benches and secluded nooks and crannies that make you feel like the grounds are all your own.

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The beautiful Eno River winds it way through Durham offering a quiet, scenic respite from busy streets. There are several access points to the Eno River State Park where you can hike, fish, canoe, and daydream. Two local favorites are the hiking trails at the Fews Ford Access and Durham’s city park, West Point on the Eno.

A Taste of Summer Year Round Durham is home to its own gourmet popsicle stand that offers wateror cream-based Mexican paletas. Locopops is known for its unusual flavors such as Mojito, Pistachio, Cucumbers and Chile. They also serve basic fruit flavors, and everything is

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Working Out

Shop and Stroll

Known by locals as the Golf Course Loop, the Al Buehler Cross Country Trail is one of the best places in town to get a good workout. The hilly three-mile gravel trail circles around the perimeter of the Washington Duke Inn and Golf Course. The heavily-shaded trail is maintained by the Office of the Duke Forest, which oversees 7,000 acres of privately owned land in Alamance, Durham and Orange counties that is used for recreation and research purposes.

There’s no better place to spend a lazy afternoon perusing shops than Ninth Street. It’s a great walk-able shopping district that can meet anybody’s needs from fine arts at Zola Craft Gallery to beautiful bouquets at Ninth Street Flowers and more. And of course you’ll want to venture over to gorgeous Brightleaf Square in downtown Durham, which offers spectacular dining and a wide array of shopping options.

Downtown Delicacies For beignets as good if not better than the famed ones from CafĂŠ Du Monde in New Orleans, stop by Rue Cler, a Parisian-style restaurant in downtown Durham. The beignets at Rue Cler are made to order so these bite size donuts sprinkled with powder sugar come out hot and

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Fresh Air and Food Known for its hearty sandwiches and fresh baked goods, Foster’s Market is often packed to the brim during the weekday lunch hour and weekend mornings. The gourmet food market cafÊ has been a staple in Durham since it was opened in 1990. The food is to die for, but eating it on the market’s large front porch makes the experience even better.






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Chronicle staffers offer tips for apartment hunting The time for juniors to secure a place to live as seniors is quickly approaching. It’s easy to get bogged down in confusing leases and too many options, and for many, this is the first apartment you’ll be renting. To ease the stress, The Chronicle has compiled a list of tips to help you through the apartment-hunting process. • Stick to your budget. Determine how much you can realistically afford to spend and don’t deviate from it. • Get an estimate from the complex before you visit. Find out if an apartment is affordable before you visit so you don’t get swept up in a home’s appealing features just to find out it is out of your price range. • Count your deposits. Keep track of the different deposits you will need to make for additional expenses like utilities and insurance to make sure they don’t push you over budget. • Look presentable to the landlord. Dress nicely and bring confidence to your first meeting; have a list of questions ready. First impressions mean a lot. • Get everything in writing. This goes for your landlords and your roommates. Know exactly what you’re signing up for to avoid unwelcome surprises later.

• Choose roommates wisely. Living off campus brings a whole new set of responsibilities like paying bills, buying groceries and cleaning the bathroom. You want to live with someone who is dependable and doesn’t mind sharing the load.

• Don’t forget about parking. Make sure you won’t be forced to park three blocks away. If you don’t have a car, live closer to campus. Maybe look for a roommate who has a car so you can steal a ride to and from campus if it’s pouring rain or late at night.

• Check the little things before you move in. Find out where you can do laundry, make sure there are plenty of outlets, and find out about cell service and internet connection. It’s easy to fall in love with an apartment’s look or low price, but you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover.

• Purchase renters insurance. Make sure your belongings are covered in case of an emergency. • Inspect the apartment before you rent and after you move in. Make a note of any problems there when you move in so they can be addressed right away, and you can’t be charged for them later. • Meet the neighbors. Get to know the people you’ll be living near, so you have someone to keep an eye on things when you’re away or help if you get locked out. Also, ask how they feel about noise at night or on the weekends. You should always be respectful, but some neighbors are more sensitive than others.


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APARTMENT MAP FOR FREE BUS SERVICE TO DUKE DATA Route 11 Duke LaSalle Loop Triangle Transit 400 Bull City Connector Duke Transit H5 Route DATA Route 6/6B Duke Transit C2 Route

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1. Colonial Village at Deerfield 2. The Forest Apartments 3. Dupont Circle 4. Avalon at Bridgefield 5. Blue Crest 6. Duke Manor 7. Campus Walk 8. Holly Hill 9. The Belmont 10. Partner's Place 11. Poplar West 12. Murchison 13. Chapel Tower 14. Holly Hills 15. Poplar Manor 16. Erwin Terrace 17. Lofts at Lakeview 18. Trinity Commons at Erwin 19. Station 9 20. Erwin Square Apartments 21. Campus Oaks Apartments 22. West Village 23. University Apartments 24. Parc at University Tower 25. Pinnacle Ridge Apartments 26. Mission University Pines 27. Alden Place at South Square 28. Beech Lake Apartments 29. Glenbrook East & West 30. Colonial Grand at Patterson Place 31. The Evergreens at Mt. Moriah


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For more information on bus systems in the area, go to parking.duke.edu s Learn more about biking to Duke at parking.duke.edu/bike. BikeDuke.com provides user-generated maps for biking from Durham apartments. For a citywide bike map, go to bikewalkdurham.org. The Durham Bike Co-Op is at durhambikecoop.org. s )F YOU DECIDE TO NOT LIVE ALONG A BUS ROUTE GO TO PARKING DUKE EDU CARPOOL TO READ ABOUT THE INCENTIVES FOR CARPOOLING s These apartments are within reasonable walking distance to a bus stop that comes straight to Duke’s campus. Please look into other variables, such as cost and amenities, before you sign your lease. s 4HE INCLUSION OF ANY APARTMENT IS NOT AN ENDORSEMENT BY $UKE OR ITS AFFILIATES )F YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS EMAIL !LISON #ARPENTER in Parking & Transportation at alison.carpenter@duke.edu or Duke Community Housing at communityhousing@duke.edu.


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Car not required for off-campus living Want to live off-campus but worried you won’t be able to get around without a car? Don’t be. Duke and the City of Durham provide multiple options to help you travel from home to campus—and all points in between. Go online to parking.duke.edu/alternative_transportation to learn more.

Bull City Connector: The Bull City Connector is a fare-free route from the Duke campus to stops on 9th Street and throughout Downtown Durham. It runs every 15 minutes from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., and every 20 minutes from 6 p.m. to midnight. More information about the Bull City Connector can be found at www.bullcityconnector.org.

Duke Vans: Duke provides on-demand van transportation from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. for any Duke student at locations around Duke’s West and East campus. With valid identification, you can go anywhere to and from designated Duke pickup locations for free. To see the list of designated locations, go online to parking.duke.edu/buses_vans/duke_vans.

GoPass: Apply for a GoPass and receive unlimited rides on the Durham Area Transit Authority, as well as other public transportation services in the Triangle, including Triangle Transit and Capital Area Transit. The multiple stops on the Durham Area Transit Authority route ensures that you’re always a couple of stops away from where you want to be. To learn how to obtain a GoPass, go online to parking.duke.edu/gopass.

WeCar: Offered by Enterprise-Rent-A-Car, WeCar is a way for Duke students and faculty to run errands, travel to meetings, or take a road trip by sharing use of the all-new electric Chevrolet Volt. Sign up for WeCar online at parking.duke.edu/wecar.

Carpool: Duke offers many incentives to carpool, including preferred parking in the Blue Zone and reduced parking rates. Register for the service online at parking.duke.edu/carpool.

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Utility providers Who to call when you’re going to move The following shows utility providers in the Durham area. Durham residents can also call the city’s One Call service for more information, 560-1200.

Electricity: Duke Energy • Apply for electricity by calling 1-800-777-9898 or by visiting the Duke Energy web site. • Orders for electricity are processed Monday-Saturday, 8:00am-9:00pm. • Allow 3-5 business days for your order to be processed.

Natural Gas: PSNC Energy • Apply for gas service by calling 1-877-776-2427. • A deposit may be required to set up a new account. The deposit amount is based on the previous usage at your new address. • It can take 2 days to 1 week (peak move-in season) to start gas service.

Water: City of Durham - Water Management 101 City Hall Plaza (919) 560-4411 Office Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday – Friday • To activate water service, you must go to City Hall Plaza and provide the following: • A $50 deposit or credit reference letter from another utility • A copy of your lease agreement • Social security card or a photo ID

Heating Oil: Couch Oil Company (919) 286-5408 Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday, 9:00am - Noon Don C. Christian Co., Inc. (919) 596-8169 Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm

Telephone: Verizon • Apply for phone service by calling 800-483-4000. • You may also apply for service by visiting the GTE Phone Mart at Northgate Mall, Telephone: 286-7336 Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10:00am-9:00pm. • A deposit may be charged to set up a new account. • A connection charge is required to start your new telephone service. Installation charges generally appear on your first telephone bill. • Phone connection normally takes 2 business days.

Cable TV: Time Warner Cable 708 E. Club Blvd.Durham, NC 27704 (919) 220-4481 To order cable television service, call 1-888-489-2666. Cable hookup requires payment for installation and one month’s service.


Garbage, Trash & Landfill:

City of Durham Solid Waste Management 1833 Camden Ave Durham, NC 27701 (919) 560-4185

City of Durham Solid Waste Management 1833 Camden Ave Durham, NC 27701 (919) 560-4185

Tidewater Fibre Corporation 1017 S Hoover Rd Durham, NC 27703 (919) 957-8803

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Local resources for moving, shipping and storage

MOVING TROSA Moving www.trosamoving.com 1820 James Street Durham (919) 419-1059

Truckin’ Movers www.truckinmovers.com 1031 Harvest Road Durham (919) 682-2300

Dehaven’s Moving and Storage www.dehavens.com 1900 N Pointe Dr Durham (919) 220-5441

Redi Care Movers www.redicaremovers.com 205 South Gregson Street Durham (919) 682-7809

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SHIPPING COMPANIES Packaging Express www.ncpackagingexpress.com 4711 Hope Valley Road Durham (919) 489-8474

The UPS Store www.theupsstorelocal.com/6135 811 Ninth Street #120 Durham (919) 286-3322

The UPS Store www.theupsstorelocal.com/5945 2608 Erwin Road #148 Durham (919) 383-1400

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Neighborhoods around Duke The following list includes neighborhoods and areas around Duke’s campus.

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Trinity Heights Old West Durham Watts Hillandale Walltown

Neighborhoods south of Duke’s campus Burch Avenue Tuscaloosa-Lakewood Morehead Hill Duke Forest/Duke Homesites

Neighborhoods east of Duke’s campus Trinity Park Old North Durham Duke Park


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Private Schools in Durham Agape Corner School (K-12) 1402 Holloway Street Durham, NC 27703 (919) 682-0546 Enrollment/Staff: 24/6

Cresset Christian Academy (PreK-12)

Greenbriar Academy (PreK-11)

3707 Garrett Road. Durham, NC 27707 Phone: (919) 489-2655 Enrollment/Staff: 343/28

8305 N. Roxboro Road Durham, NC 27722 (919) 471-8968 Enrollment/Staff: 123/21

Bethesda Christian Academy (K-8)

Duke School (K-8)

1914 S. Miami Blvd. Durham, NC 27703 (919) 598-0190 Enrollment/Staff: 240/18

3716 Old Erwin Road Durham, NC 27705 Phone: (919) 493-1827 Enrollment/Staff: 343/28

Bryson Christian Montessori School (K-1)

Durham Academy (PreK-12)

6701 Garrett Road Durham, NC 27707 (919) 490-0287 Enrollment/Staff: 87/3

Fellowship Baptist Academy (PreK-12)

809 Proctor St. Durham, NC 27707 Phone: (919) 688-3040 Enrollment/Staff: 119/14

515 Southerland St. Durham, NC 27703 (919) 596-9331 Enrollment/Staff: 53/11

Carolina Friends School (K-12)

Gorman Early Education Center (PreK-8)

4809 Friends School Road Durham, NC 27705 (919) 383-6602 Enrollment/Staff: 480/68

3311 East Geer St. Durham, NC 27704 (919) 682-2567 Enrollment/Staff: 104/7

3200 Pickett Road Durham, NC 27705 Phone: (919) 489-7464 Enrollment/Staff: 124/26

Ibad ar-Rahman School Hebrew Israelite Academy (1-11) 1914 Apex Highway Durham, NC 27707 (919) 688-6683 Enrollment/Staff: 29/5

3116 Academy Road Durham, NC 27707 Phone: (919) 493-5787 / 489-9118 Enrollment/Staff: 1135/117

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Hill Learning Center

3034 Fayetteville St. Durham, NC 27707 Phone: (919) 683-5593 Enrollment/Staff: 60/12


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Private Schools, cont’d Immaculata School (PreK-8) 721 Burch Ave. Durham, NC 27701 Phone: (919) 682-5847 Enrollment/Staff: 363/18

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1935 W. Cornwallis Road Durham, NC 27705 (919) 286-5517 Enrollment/Staff: 124/12

Liberty Christian School & Daycare (K-12) 3864 Guess Road Durham, NC 27705 Phone: (919) 471-5522 Enrollment/Staff: 261/22

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2400 University Drive Durham, NC 27707 Phone: (919) 489-9045 Enrollment/Staff: 118/12

6 Piney Grove $357,000 Bahama 27503 Beautiful custom built 2800 sf 1.5 story home on 4.8 acres! 3 Bedrooms 2 1/2 baths with formal areas, nice kitchen with island. Large bonus room, large covered deck, first floor master, custom moldings . Additional detached garage/workshop for any project! Covered awning for boats/Rv’s.1 year HSA warranty included. Horses are allowed!

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3207 Deerchase Wynd $279,900 Durham 27712 WALK TO ENO RIVER! Beautiful 4 BR , 1/2 BA 2 story nestled up to Eno River State Park. Very well maintained w/ over 2600 sf. Large kitchen with breakfast area. LR,FMR w/FP and custom trim, Sep DR, Utility rm. Upstairs features large master BR with cathedral ceiling, Large Master BA w/ whirlpool tub, bonus room with built in bookcases. Lots of crown mouldings. Relaxing screen porch and more.

4423 Dula St Durham 27705 Very nice well built 2 story in desirable Rocky Ridge w/ rocking chair front porch. 3 BR (bonus could be 4th)2 1/2 bath with 3000 sf living area. Updated gourmet kitchen with newer gas range, DW, microwave, granite counters, island, desk, corner sink with lovely view of backyard. Formal DR,LR(or office)FMR with masonry FP and gas logs. Relax on nice screened porch, deck, or enjoy patio. More!

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Mount Zion Christian Academy (K-12) 3519 Fayetteville St. Durham, NC 27707 Phone: (919) 688-4245 Enrollment/Staff: 166/13

Tabernacle of Life Christian School (2-12) 2400 Sovereign Way Durham, NC 27705 (919) 286-5860 Enrollment/Staff:10/3

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Triangle Day School (K-8) 4911 Neal Road Durham, NC 27705 (919) 383-8800 Enrollment/Staff: 193/18

Trinity School of Durham/Chapel Hill (TK-12) 4011 Pickett Road Durham, NC 27705 Phone: (919) 402-8262 Enrollment/Staff: 414/80


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Golf Courses in the Durham Area Duke University Golf Club – Washington Duke Inn This course consistently receives top rankings from Golf Digest, GolfWeek, Golf Magazine and the Zagat Survey and in 2010, was ranked one of the top 10 Public Courses in North Carolina. Additionally, the Duke University Golf Club has a beautiful driving range and offers great discounts for “late play” after 4:30 p.m. for guests of the Washington Duke Inn, Duke University faculty and students. 3001 Cameron Blvd. Durham, NC 27705 Phone: (919) 681 2288 www.golf.duke.edu

The Crossings Golf Club Course Architect Ron Garl designed The Crossings Golf Club to have one of the most unique layouts in the Triangle Area, especially with their Par 3 island green on the 12th hole. This exceptional course is ideal for golfers of all skill levels. The Crossings offers special discounts for Duke students and several golf outing packages. 4023 Wake Forest Rd. Durham, NC 27703 Phone: (919) 598 8686 www.crossingsgolf.com

Falls Village Golf Club This scenic golf course is a great escape from the hustle and bustle and truly puts you in touch with nature in North Carolina’s countryside. From the back tees, the course offers 7,072 yards of beautiful fairways with dramatic elevation changes and 48 white sand bunkers. When visiting the club’s website be sure to investigate the current discounts under the “Specials” tab. 115 Falls Village Ln. Durham, NC 27703 Phone: (919) 596 4653 www.fallsvillagegolf.com

Lakeshore Golf Course The Lakeshore Golf Course is another stunning course within the Triangle that brings water into play 11 of the 18 holes as it is built around a lake and has several tributaries cut through the fairways. The course presents a test to golfers of all skill levels having four sets of tees. Be sure to check online for upcoming specials and coupons they will be having throughout the year. 4621 Lumley Rd. Durham, NC 27703 Phone: (919) 596 2401 www.lakeshoregc.com

The Preserve at Jordan Lake Golf Club Extremely nice and well kept, The Preserve at Jordan Lake Golf Club is a semi-private golf club designed by Davis Love III. The Preserves upholds a noble goal

“to provide the best golfing experience possible while maintaining a refuge for wildlife” as it is an Audubon International Certified Sanctuary Golf Course. In addition, it was voted one of America’s Top 40 new golf courses by Golfweek Magazine. When visiting the club’s website be sure to investigate the discounts they’re having at that time under the “Specials” tab on the homepage. 840 The Preserve Trail. Chapel Hill, NC 27517 Phone: (919) 542 5501 www.thepreservegolf.com

Hillandale Golf Club The Hillandale Course is just minutes away from Duke University’s East Campus and a great course to put your skills to the test as it has played host to several premier amateur tournaments. This course also features a phenomenal staff, golf shop and offers some of the best rates per round in the Triangle Area. 1600 Hillandale Rd. Durham, NC 27705 Phone: (800) 367 2582 www.hillandalegolf.com

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Sound Off: Live On or Off Campus Some students like dorm life, and others can’t wait to get their own space. The Chronicle asks some students why they chose to live off campus or, alternatively, why they stuck around in the dorms for one more year. They also share some advice on apartment living, including how to save money and commute to campus. Even as a senior, Laurel Burk decided to stay on campus. “It’s all about convenience,” she says. “I don’t think there will be another time in my life when I will live within walking distance of a dozen restaurants, a gym, a 24-hour library and several of my closest friends.” Melanie Weingart lives in the Belmont with one roommate and pays about $625 per month plus utilities. The roommates each have their own bedroom and bathroom. She says, “The best part of living off campus is being able to cook your own meals or

go out to eat and exploring Durham, also having your own living room.” To save money when renting, she suggests, “walking or taking the bus to school instead of buying a parking pass and also catching rides with the Shooters bus instead of paying for a cab.” Andrew Pilling lives at Erwin Mill with two roommates, who pay $1,620 total each month. He suggests cooking to save money and notes that the best part of living off campus is “having your own space,” and the worst is “commuting to campus.” Stephen Han lives in the Belmont with one roommate and pays about $630 in rent each month. He

notes that it’s not as cheap to live off campus as some might think because of the added costs of a car, electricity, cable and internet, but cooking does save him money. He says, “Also, you really do need a car.” Sarah Bartleson lives in a house on Clarendon Street right off of East Campus. There are eight people in the house, each paying around $450 a month. She says the best part about living off campus is cooking because, as a vegan, she has more options. “It’s also been nice to be able to park right in front of my house,” she noted. She says having so many roommates is “messy – especially when people don’t do their assigned chores.” Before renting a house, she wishes she had known how many times they would need to call the handy-man. To save money, she suggests buying food in bulk from stores like Costco because “if you’re not careful, you could end up

spending more than you would on campus.” Grace Hopkins is living off campus after coming back from abroad, an option available to some lucky juniors. She lives at the Lofts at Lakeview complex with one roommate but will have three other roommates as a senior. She says she was sick of dorm life and wanted a getaway from campus, adding, “I wanted to live in a cleaner space that I could really make my own.” She likes having kitchen appliances and complex amenities, like a gym and pool, that she does not have to share with so many other students. “I don’t think living on campus is a bad idea,” she says. “[But] you feel in charge of your own apartment and don’t have to be bogged down by Duke residence assistants and housing staff that are constantly watching over you.”

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Successfully navigating apartment waitlists You’re a rising senior. Finally! After three years of on-campus living, you are ready to graduate to your own off-campus apartment. You’ve perused the super handy housing guide in The Chronicle, and you’re pretty sure you’ve found the perfect place. Now what? Step 1: Contact the apartment administration (this information should be located on each apartment ad or on their website). Most apartment complexes require you to submit a rental application along with an application fee to be put on their waitlist. You will also have to put down a security deposit. Step 2: At some apartment complexes you must now complete a “future resident profile” with your unit preferences, in order to be matched to your ideal apartment. You may also be required to fill out screening criteria forms at this time. Step 3: Once you have submitted all the required paperwork and fees, confirm with the apartment administration that everything has been received and that all the paperwork is in order (missing signatures can put a serious dent in your quest to land your own apartment). Step 4: Names are placed on waitlists in the order the application and fees are paid. The earlier they receive you application and fees, the higher your name will be on the list. Apply early! Okay, you’ve applied to your dream off-campus apartment and they’ve notified you that you have been placed on the waitlist. What does that mean? Are you guaranteed an apartment? Unfortunately, being on a waitlist does not guarantee that you will be given an apartment or the apartment style that you want (although you

do have a great shot). Each year, an apartment will accept as many rental applications as they think they can accommodate. This estimate is based on the previous years’ turnover of apartments, and the demand can fluctuate from year-to-year. If availability is over-estimated, those at the bottom of the waitlist may not get an apartment for the following school year. Again, this is why it is important to apply early! Step 5: Each apartment has a different timeline by which they will notify you if an apartment is available for you. Inquire with the apartment

administration when you should expect to hear from them by. If you do not hear from them after this date, make sure to follow up. If you do make it on the waitlist, but then decide you don’t want to live there, simply contact the apartment administration and ask to be removed from the list. Unfortunately, application fees are typically non-refundable. Some apartments have limited windows during which you can withdraw from their waitlist and be refunded the full amount of your security deposit. However, this is usually within the first few days.

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Durham crime hits 23-year low In 2012, the combined number of property crimes and violent crimes reached its lowest point in 23 years, according to an annual report released by the Durham Police Department. The rate of violent crime per 100,000 persons in Durham, which includes such incidents as homicide, rape, robbery and aggravated assault, decreased 1 percent from 2011 to 2012. The actual number of violent crime offenses, however, increased slightly from 1,712 incidents in 2011 to 1,721 in 2012. Violent crime composed 14 percent of all crime in Durham in 2012.

In contrast, property crimes such as burglarly, larceny, vehicle theft and property crime fell 9 percent— a total of 969 fewer incidents from 2011 to 2012. Burglaries specifically fell 15 percent. The report noted that DPD cleared 49.5 percent of violent crime cases and 22.2 percent of property crimes cases, adding that the rates were above the FBI’s 2012 clearance rates. “The department’s goal was to have a violent crime clearance rate of 45 percent and a property crime clearance rate of 22 percent,” the report’s execu-

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Enjoy the Lodge at Southpoint Lifestyle The Lodge at Southpoint offers outstanding amenities, superior service, and superb location near l-40 and NC 751. Spacious 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms Oval Roman soaking tubs Microwaves included Washer/Dryers included Built in computer desks with shelves Resort-style Pool Fitness Center with rock climbing wall Hi-Definition Movie Theater Wireless Business Center Billiards Room Sand Volleyball Court & Tot Lot Dog Park Putting Green

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Affordable decorating ideas Decorating an apartment is a way to express

without a few doodads and stylish stationary. On

nearby. The flea market at the Raleigh Fairgrounds

yourself, but it’s also a way to break the bank. Here are some of The Chronicle’s apartment picks

Ninth Street, Ox & Rabbit Soda & Sundries is good for a fizzy drink but also posters and novelty items.

is a trek, but it’s also a treasure trove of trinkets and accent pieces. Have friends who are graduating and

and suggestions for how to give your place your signature look while staying in your budget.

Parker & Otis in Brightleaf Square has all sorts of decorations, with a particularly wide selection of

leaving Durham? Find out if they are leaving any furniture behind – you might get a free couch or

kitchen goods and foods. Buy flavorful biscuit mixes


For local flare, you don’t have to go far – just off of East Campus. There are numerous places to shop

and spice combinations and some colorful pots to cook with.

and browse on Ninth and Main Streets, but here is

If you’re not into hand-me-downs, but you still want a low price, try do-it-yourself projects that

a sampling. Zola Craft Gallery behind Whole Foods has plenty of irresistible wall art that will make your

But sometimes the boutique looks are pricey. To find like-new apartment goods for close to no cost

mimic designer pieces for a much lower cost. Browse DIY blogs on www.craftgawker.com or on Pinterest;

apartment stand out; you’ll also have trouble leaving

or even for free, look for flea markets and yard sales

make it a roommate-bonding project!

Under $5 Pressed Flower Glass Knob – Urban Outfitters, $4 Decorative doorknobs and cabinet pulls are an easy and inexpensive way to add a small personal touch to an apartment.

Under $10 Room Essentials Teal Photo Frame – Target, $5 Simple but colorful picture frames are good for mixing-and-matching and displaying your favorite photos.

Sea Gleam Votive – Anthropologie, $8. Lighting candles in mix-and-match holders can give you’re apartment warm lighting. And even unlit, these small decorative pieces can be used to add pops of color to your apartment, especially if your walls are all white.

Cross Dye Baskets – West Elm, $5-$8 Storage is stylish when you use small and creative baskets and boxes to accent the room.

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Under $20

Some Simple DIY Projects With some scrapbook paper, distressed paint and Mod Podge, spruce up an old serving tray. Blog.craft-e-corner.com.

Red Chevron Pillow – Etsy, $16.

With some twinkle lights and cardboard, make some simple decorative lighting. Ohnorachio.com.

Aria Rod Pocket Window Panel in Wasabi – Target, $20.

For less than $20, colorful pillows and curtains can add cheer and comfort.

Use a yard sale picture frame, twine and clothespins to make a board to hang notes, earrings and favorite pictures.

Set of Seven Round Mirrors – Target, $15.

Over the door hooks, set of six – Urban Outfitters, $16.

Decorative mirrors and over-the-door hooks offer both functionality and personality.

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AT CROASDAILE FARM Woodstone at Croasdaile Farm Apartments are located in the midst of beautiful Croasdaile Farm, just a 5 minute drive from Duke’s Campus, Duke Medical Center, VA Hospital, I-85, and all your shopping needs.

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• Spacious floor plans featuring nine-foot ceilings throughout, walk-in closets in each bedroom, large patio/balcony, and living rooms with bay windows

• Gourmet kitchen includes all-electric appliances: frost-free refrigerator with icemaker, dishwasher, stove with self-cleaning oven, built-in microwave and pantry

• All apartments are furnished with a full-size washer and dryer in a separate laundry room adjacent to the kitchen

• Each apartment has an exterior locked storage closet • Rent includes: alarm system & monthly monitoring, water, sewer, trash and recycling • Sprinkler system throughout apartment • Clubhouse with complete kitchen, 60” HDTV, Blu-Ray Disc Player and state of the art sound system & complimentary coffee/tea bar

• Wireless Internet available throughout clubhouse and pool deck area • Business Center features two computers with high-speed internet access, printers, fax and copier for resident’s use

• Fitness center with keyless entry for 24-hour access • Olympic size swimming pool and 2 tennis courts equipped with lighting for night play • Complete access to 3 miles of walking trails, lakes, and gazebo • Garage and storage units available with remote control access AT CROASDAILE FARM

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From I-40W to the NC 147 (Durham Freeway) take the Fulton St./Hillandale Rd. exit. Take right on Hillandale Rd. Go approx. 1 1/2mi. crossing I-85. Take left onto Carver St. Proceed 1 mi. Turn right onto Croasdaile Farm Pkwy. Woodstone 1/4 mile on left.

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Moving off campus? Tips for choosing a roommate While most people have experience with roommates before deciding to move offcampus, apartment living can present unique challenges to the roommate relationship. While questions of dirty dishes and space allocation may persist, off-campus roommates must also navigate issues of rent, utilities and leases. Whether you’re living with your best friend or virtual strangers, consider some of these points with your potential roommates before committing to an off-campus relationship:

• Determine a fair way to divide rent While many roommates choose to divide rent evenly, complications can arise when rooms are not equal in size or amenities. Some roommates are willing to pay more for a room with a better view or more windows, but be sure to discuss these issues before the rent is split. Consider having an objective discussion about the pro’s and con’s of each room before selecting rooms. Setting the rent for each room beforehand will allow tenants to consider their own budgets when deciding which room to select.

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• Discuss who will pay for utilities - Paying for utilities is one of the big differences between living on and offcampus. In addition to rent, most tenants will also need to cover bills for water, electric or gas, cable and internet. While some apartment complexes include certain utilities in the cost of rent, many expect these costs to be covered independently. Not paying utilities on time can negatively affect your credit score if the utilities company reports delinquent payments and a negative entry from not paying your utilities could impact your payment history calculation, which accounts for 35 percent of your total credit score. Be sure to coordinate with your roommate about how utility costs will be divided and how you will ensure that payments are submitted on time. • Carefully consider who you add to your lease - Landlords operate leasing arrangements in different ways. Some may offer the option of choosing one roommate as the primary leaseholder with all other tenants considered subleesees. In this situation, the leaseholder has sole responsibility for upholding the lease agreement and can generally evict subleesees who do not abide by the terms of the lease. Other landlords will require all roommates to sign on as co-tenants, sharing equal responsibility for the lease. If one co-tenant does not pay rent or breaks a rule, the landlord has the right to evict all roommates. If offered a choice, carefully consider which options best fits you and your roommates. • Keep the lines of communication open - Use the conflict resolution skills you learned freshman year! Conflicts between tenants are often inevitable, but the more thought that goes into planning and negotiating prior to moving in, the more comfortable all roommates will be. When problems do arise, address them calmly and directly. Consider your phrasing–rather than addressing the issue in an accusatory manner (“You always turn your rent in late and you keep making excuses”) try talking about how you feel (“I’m afraid we may lose our apartment if we don’t get our rent in on time”). Since you can be evicted based on a single roommate’s actions, get the landlord involved only as a last resort.

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Think first to stay safe when out and about Durham is a safe place—if you think before you act. Most crimes are crimes of opportunity. They happen when you do things like walk alone at night, leave your car unlocked or leave your doors open. Luckily, with a little common sense, you can prevent yourself from being a crime victim. These tips have been adapted from the Durham and Duke University Police Department websites.

• Park your vehicle in busy, well-lighted areas. • Always roll up your windows and lock the car, even if it is in front of your home. Never leave your keys in the car or ignition. • Do not leave valuables such as laptop computers, cellular phones and chargers, cash, loose change, GPS systems, CDs, sports equipment, and important papers and documents in your vehicle. Do not leave packages in plain view inside your vehicle. Put them in the trunk or cover them up.

Personal Safety • Don’t walk alone at night, even if you’re walking a short distance, and avoid unfamiliar, dimly lit areas. Encourage your friends to do the same.

• Always have your keys ready when you approach your apartment or vehicle. • Stay informed. Familiarize yourself with University emergency notification procedures and pay attention to DukeALERT emergency text messages. Be familiar with where crime is happening by visiting the Durham Police station crime tracking website (http:// durhamnc.gov/ich/op/DPD/pages/crimemap. aspx). • If a person confronts you and demands money or possessions, law enforcement officials suggest giving what is demanded and creating a safe distance. • If you feel uncomfortable or lost, approach a police officer or a store owner to get your bearings or directions. If someone follows you, do not drive home. Go to a well-lit place and report it. • When in doubt of your destination or the safety of a neighborhood, instead of walking take a cab - especially late at night. • Excessive drinking may lead to negative consequences, including assault, illness and driving under the influence. The legal drinking age is 21. If you see someone who is passed out or sick from alcohol, call 9-1-1 immediately.

• Copy your license plate and vehicle identification (VIN) numbers on a card and keep them with your driver’s license. If your vehicle is stolen, police will need this information promptly. Report crime, concerns, threats of violence, unwanted contact and suspicious activity immediately. Dial 9-1-1 to reach Duke Police or Durham Police, or (919) 684-2444 to reach Duke Police.

Something for Everyone

• Get a ride late at night by calling Duke Van Services at (919) 684-2020. • When walking during the day, always be aware of your surroundings. Remember to walk briskly and with confidence, and avoid loiterers or people hanging out in groups. Make eye contact with people as you walk by—this makes it easier to give a witness description if an attack occurs.

• Carry your registration and insurance card with you. Don’t leave personal identification documents or credit cards in your vehicle.

Less than 1 mile to Duke’s West Campus and Medical Center 1, 2, & 3

Erwin Terrace

bedroom spacious apartments


on duke bus line pet

Poplar Manor

friendly laundry


facilities lease: 6 or 12 months

Holly Hill

water furnished


Protecting your Property • Always lock your residence or office when away and secure your belongings. • Do not let strangers inside your apartment. Use your peephole to see who is at the door.

2716-D Campus Walk Ave., Durham, 27705 Hours: Mon-Fri 9-5


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CROASDAILE CROSSINGS Croasdaile Crossings Apartments are in the perfect location for Duke graduate students and associates! Just a 5 minute drive to campus and the Medical Center, Croasdaile Crossings apartment community is located at the intersection of Carver and Front Streets surrounded by Durham’s most prestigious residential setting.

2106 Front St. Durham, NC 27705

Croasdaile Crossings offers one bedroom garden apartments and two bedroom, 21⁄2 bath townhome apartments with the following amenities:

(919) 383-3437

• GREAT FLOOR PLAN FOR ROOMMATES!!! • Full size washer and dryer and microwave, dishwasher, and garbage disposal included in the rent • Standard Cable TV (over 70 channels) included in rent • Frost-free refrigerator/freezer with ice maker • Self-cleaning oven • French doors with mini blinds • Spacious closets throughout • Townhomes have storage rooms • Fitness Center • Wireless Internet available in community room and pool deck area • 24 Hour emergency maintenance • One pet under 50 lbs. full grown welcomed




* Rent discount for Duke

Graduate Students and Employees

Located just 5 minutes from Duke’s Central Campus, Medical Center and VA Hospital, Croasdaile Apartments offer a quiet retreat from busy lifestyles. Meticulously maintained apartments and surrounding grounds provide an outstanding value close to everything you need. This is the perfect location for Duke graduate students and Duke employees!

1829 Front St. Durham, NC 27705

(919) 383-3437 Croasdaile Crossings Front S


Croasdaile Leasing Apartments Office

Carver St.

Hillandale Rd.

• 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, some floorplans with dens • Standard cable (70 channels), water, sewer included in rent • Laundry centers in each building • All electric appliances included; frostfree refrigerator/freezer, stove with selfcleaning oven, dishwasher and food disposal • Efficient heating and cooling for climate controlled year round comfort • 2 swimming pools and picnic area • Clubroom features computer with high speed internet access and fitness center • Extra large patio or balcony • Mini-blinds included on all windows • Golf course views • On city bus line • One pet under 50 lbs. full-grown welcomed

Croasdaile Dr.


www.brantleyproperties.com/croasdaile croasdaile@brantleyproperties.com Call for directions

Professionally managed by

Duke University Duke Hospital


Leasing office for both properties: Garden View Office Building


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Basic renters insurance worth the cost Here are 5 tips to help you find the best coverage NEW YORK — Renters insurance may seem expensive if you’re among the more than twothirds of tenants who lack it. But it’s the best way to avoid losing thousands of dollars if you’re robbed or your apartment is damaged by water or fire. New York apartment dweller Rose LichterMarck, 28, had to pay cash to replace all her furniture, housewares and books after a fire in her old building. Cleaning the smell of smoke out of her clothes cost another $2,000, because she didn’t have insurance, she said. Then she had to stay with friends until she found a new apartment. With insurance, the whole experience would have been less painful — and less expensive. A basic policy can be as little as 50 cents a day. But many renters, mostly young adults, think — incorrectly — that their stuff isn’t worth enough to insure, according to Apartments. com, which found in 2010 that 70 percent of tenants don’t buy renters insurance. Here are five steps to take if you’re considering renters insurance: • Inventory your possessions: Photograph everything you own to get a sense of how much it would cost to replace all your things. While you’re at it, write down the serial numbers of all your electronic devices and appliances. • Seek out discounts: Take note of any special safety precautions in your building that will earn you a break on your monthly premium. If you buy coverage from the same company that insures your car or provides you other types of coverage, that can earn you a multi-policy discount. • Think about partying: If you like to entertain, renters insurance can be especially helpful. Most policies will offer your guests medical coverage, so if someone visiting your place

Buying a basic renters insurance policy can save you hundreds and maybe even thousands of dollars in the event of theft or water or fire damage.

slips and smacks his head on your kitchen counter, his trip to the emergency room will be covered. • Choose replacement vs. actual value: Most insurers will cover either your belongings’ actual cash value or what it would cost to replace them. A cash value policy will be cheaper, but the payout for things you have to replace will be reduced by how much they’ve depreciated since you bought them.

Replacement-cost coverage will cover the cost of replacing your belongings new, now. • Understand your policy’s limits: Basic renters insurance policies cap reimbursements. So be sure to buy the extra coverage you need for pricey items like jewelry, electronics and musical instruments. Some people even carry riders against identity theft. But extra coverage adds up quickly so be clear about your priorities.

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Southpoint Glen Located adjacent to American Tobacco Trail Complimentary Mountain/Trail Bikes, Business center Car care area Clubroom with complimentary coffee/tea bar and at panel TV DATA Route #7 bus line stop

Sand volleyball court Resort style swimming pool Picnic areas with grills State of the art ďŹ tness center Playground Pet Park Leaseholders have to be 21 years of age.

Our community is less than a mile off 1-40 for easy access to Duke University, The Research Triangle Park, and Raleigh Durham International Airport. We are only 7 miles from the Duke University campus. With four different floor plans ranging from 721 to 1,148 square feet, you are sure to find the perfect apartment home here at Southpoint Glen. Our spacious apartment homes offer luxury amenities including fully equipped gourmet kitchens with an upgraded appliance package, full size washer/dryers, wood burning fireplaces, plush floor coverings, oversized windows, opulent bathrooms, expansive closets, and large private balconies or patios. Select units have newly rennovated interiors with new appliances, cabinetry and lightning.

www.southpointglen.com southpointglen@greystar.com

919-544-3977 5800 Tattersall Drive Durham, NC 27713



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