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Clinics open for Friday night plights
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The Duke University Hospital has started Friday night clinics for high school football players who are injured on Friday nights and need immediate assistance. Dr. Tracy Ray, an orthopedist at the hospital, and Alanna Baker, staff physical therapist and athletic trainer, are spearheading the new clinics for nine high schools in the greater Durham area. The clinics began in mid-August and so far are averaging two or three athletes per week. “It used to be that there was only one place where Durham high school athletes could go on Friday nights at the completion of a game, and that was the emergency room,” Ray said. The emergency room is often crowded and these injuries frequently need immediate attention, but were not the level of attention that the emergency room gives, Ray said. Ray said the goal of starting the Friday night clinics was two-fold: to de-clutter the emergency room and to provide VIP-type service to high school athletes. The clinic—staffed each Friday night with a different person from the hospital trained as a physical therapist and athletic trainer—has seen mostly fractures, strains and sprains so far, said Baker. “Time is important with orthopedic injuries,” said Chris Kennedy, senior deputy director of athletics. Baker said that the clinic focuses on high school football players because of the high-contact nature of the sport. Whereas athletes with injuries from other sports might be able to see a doctor the next day, football injuries often need to be dealt with right away. “Mostly these are injuries that need X-rays and may later need an MRI, so we can get the ball rolling on that,” Baker said. To come to the Friday night clinic, athletes must be football players from one of the nine high schools or somehow affiliated with the football team— Ray said the clinic is willing to work with cheerleaders and band-members. “We’re not a walk-in clinic, and we’re not for the community at large,” Ray said. See CLINICS, page 12
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Duke’s campus police operate throughout the night, patroling Central, East and West campuses.
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Recent concerns for student safety have prompted a reevaluation of campus security forces. The issues, however, look very different from a patrol car. Each night, between five and eight Duke University Police Department officers patrol the University cam-
pus throughout the night. They are mandated to watch the three areas of campus designated as North, East and West—which encompass Central Campus and the Hospital, East Campus and West Campus, respectively. Duke police officer Tiffany Young was assigned to East Campus Tuesday but chose to drive around both East and
Central in an effort to monitor more of the campus. Originally a security guard, Young recently took on the night shift as a police officer—starting her shift at 6 p.m. and patrolling the campus until 6:30 a.m. Although the schedule may seem demanding, Young explains that See POLICE, page 9
Baldwin auditorium reopens to fanfare by Shanen Ganapathee THE CHRONICLE
Durham residents and Duke students filed into the newly renovated Baldwin Auditorium Saturday night to attend the sold-out Inaugural Gala Concert. A collection of faculty, students and Durham musicians performed renditions of Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” and Samuel Barber’s “Knoxville, Summer of 1915” as the first performance in the newly upgraded venue.
With a capacity of 685, the auditorium was full. “We should all want to come to Baldwin, not just have to go to Baldwin, and I think in the past we often just had to go to Baldwin,” Provost Peter Lange said. Jonathan Bagg—director of chamber music and professor of the practice of music—said he is grateful for all of the renovations, which include a deepened stage to allow more room for large ensembles, a versatile lighting system and
easy access to the backstage area. Bagg noted that faculty members submitted a report in 2007 before the economic recession that recommended a number of changes that have now come to fruition. He said he hopes, however, that the construction is more than just a reflection of faculty complaints. “I don’t know if that report made it See BALDWIN, page 12
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Weekend in photos.................................................... Baldwin, up and running
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Brodhead lauded Baldwin Auditorium renovations at the opening Saturday night.
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Students at Friday’s Beyonce Experience workshop learn dance routines.
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Visitors get down at the Campus Farmer’s contra dance Friday night.
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In June 2011, journalist Jose Antonio Vargas published a first-person account in the New York Times Magazine revealing that he was an undocumented immigrant. The green card his family had used to bring him to the United States as a child was fake. He nevertheless managed to build a career as a journalist, reporting for The Washington Post on the AIDS epidemic in Washington, D.C. and winning a Pulitzer Prize for contributing to the paper’s coverage of the Virginia Tech shootings. Since revealing his undocumented status, Vargas has been working on a documentary and founded the group Define American to use the power of stories to “shift the conversation on how we think about immigration and citizenship and identity in an America that is changing.” Vargas spoke with The Chronicle’s Julian Spector about these issues, in advance of his appearance on campus Sept. 16.
The Chronicle: Your experience is very different from the typical understanding of life as an undocumented immigrant. Where do you think those perceptions come from? Jose Vargas: The media has had a lot to do with that. When we talk about immigration in this country, especially undocumented people, it’s almost tattooed in our minds that it’s a Mexican issue, that it’s a border issue. The media in general has failed to contextualize and cover this issue that is at the heart of a changing America. There are people like me, undocumented people, who are completely integrated in American society. You know somebody who is undocumented—we go to the same schools, we go to the same Walmart, we go to the same churches. This is an issue
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that is integrated into American life and yet for the most part the media has written about it as if we’re segregated from society, and we’re not.
til I told them that I was not. And to me that’s part of the dysfunction. Do you think that undocumented people are only working class people? Is that the stereotype?
TC: You’d been a journalist for years when you published that piece. How did it feel to transition from newswriter to newsmaker? JV: That’s been for me the biggest adjustment of it all. There are times when I wish I was just working on a really big story that has nothing to do with me. In the past almost three years that I’ve been researching immigration and living through it very publicly, I feel like I’m working on the biggest story of my life, it just happens to personally involve me. I’m trying as much as possible to hold on to my principles as a reporter, which means that my job is to listen to people, my job is to research and contextualize a really complex and misunderstood issue. I feel like in some ways I’m still doing what I used to do, but now it’s personal. And that makes it harder and makes it of course more urgent.
TC: How did you reconcile seeking the truth as a journalist while lying to people? JV: I justified it to myself that I had to be as good as possible. When you’re undocumented in this country, you grow up hearing the media calling you illegal. It’s an incredibly dehumanizing and disorienting kind of thing. By journalism, I was going to be better than good, and I was going to write stories no one else was going to write. Mind you, that’s a very deluded thing to be thinking. I wasn’t that good. I just had to fight my way to thinking that I was worthy enough to be here. America to me is something you fight for and something you earn, it’s not just something that’s given to you.
TC: When you were working as a reporter, how did you cope with having to hide that aspect of your life? JV: There were some conflicting emotions. To be a journalist is to seek the truth as far as you can seek it. And yet the whole time I was lying about who I am. I lied about being an undocumented person. Everybody assumed that because I talk the way that I do and look the way that I do and I write the way that I do—no one ever questioned that I was American, un-
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TC: From your story, it seems like you wouldn’t have made it without a strong support network at school and work. JV: That’s one of the big issues we try to get out at Define American, is that people like me depend on the kindness of these good Samaritans, like my high school principal who basically became my mother, like my mentor at The Washington Post who hid my secret. I told him I was undocumented I expected him to turn me in to HR. Instead he said, “Don’t tell anybody else, we’re in this together.” Can you imagine how many people
do this every day, and who are they? Can we have them speak out and come out for their support for people like us? TC: Has the government tried to deport you? JV: Obama’s administration had deported more than 1.6 million undocumented people in the past four years, and I am not one of them. Again, I’m in an incredibly privileged position to be doing what I’m doing. With that privilege comes a tremendous amount of responsibility. TC: Is it because you have such a high profile position that they can’t do it? JV: I don’t know if you read my cover story for Time Magazine, but I actually called the government myself. I called [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] and I was like, “Hi, what’s up, I haven’t heard from you. Are you going to deport me? When? Why or why not?” And the response form the government was no comment. TC: That’s got to be the best no comment a journalist can receive, right? JV: If you think about it that’s a metaphor for the whole issue of this country and how you think about us. You know we’re here. There’s 11 million of us. The question is what do you want to do with us. Really, the biggest question of all is how do you define American? As far as I’m concerned, I’m an American. I’m just waiting for my country to recognize it.
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Duke unveils FINvite, a Campus Farm welcomes FLUNCH, FIR combo open-walled pavilion by Grace Wang THE CHRONICLE
A new program promotes student and faculty interaction beyond the FLUNCH program. FINvite—which officially launched Sept. 8—unites students in residential houses on West and Central campuses with faculty who are interested in similar community events—such as a philanthropic activity or engaging in debate. FINvite was founded by the Office of Undergraduate Education, and the individual events are organized by house councils. “Second year into the new house system, the University is trying out FINvite as a new mechanism to help students interact with faculty, as well as to develop a sense of community,” said Stephen Nowicki, the dean and vice provost for undergraduate education. Faculty who wish to participate are matched with houses based on common event interests. Events are planned through an Internet application that is controlled by faculty and house council officers. Any students who wish to pitch an idea should contact their dorm representatives, said Deb Johnson, assistant vice provost for undergraduate education. Unlike freshmen who have the experience of living with an in-house faculty member, Nowicki said sophomores and juniors were previously lacking that connection. “The FINvite program is designed to explicitly enhance the housing system for sophomores and juniors,” Nowicki said. He added that the program is still in an experimental phase. “What I’m looking for right now is to see the whole range of ideas students come up with, and by the end of this semester we will see that some will work, and some won’t,” Nowicki said. “We could then learn from them and pass them along.” One goal of the FINvite program is to be as accessible to students as its predecessor— the FLUNCH program, Nowicki added. The FLUNCH program—originally proposed by former Duke Student Government
President Paul Slattery, Trinity ‘08—is considered to be a big success, with a total number of 1,437 FLUNCH requests during the 2012-13 academic year, Johnson said. “FLUNCH is easy and straightforward,” Nowicki said. “All you have to do is to fill out a request form online, and they are easily approved. Now, people take FLUNCH for granted.” He added that FINvite has the potential to become as deeply ingrained in student culture as the FLUNCH program. Johnson noted that a major factor in the success of the FLUNCH program is that every meeting is student-initiated. “We want students to be creative and think out of the box,” Johnson said. “We also realize that we couldn’t just force, couldn’t just assign faculty to houses. It has to come from the students.” While FINvite was still in its planning phases, Nowicki said he was glad to see that dozens of faculty members were interested in participating. He added that prompting faculty and student interaction is an ongoing goal in the Office of Undergraduate Education. “We currently have 70 faculty who have agreed to do this, for no reason other than wanting to be engaged with students,” Johnson said. “We also have faculty that we had no idea that they had desire to get involved in student affairs.” One of the first requests made after FINvite officially launched was a trip to the Durham Performing Arts Center followed by a discussion on social justice with a professor. “So far, we have five requests since we launched this program Monday,” Johnson said. Junior Gregory Canal, president of Meridian House, an independent section on West Campus, said that several students have already pitched ideas including a game day barbecue and poker night with a faculty member. “Some faculty have expressed interest in having a poker game night with students,” See FINVITE, page 12
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Duke Campus Farm unveils its new pavilion funded by the Duke Endowment and alumni donations.
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In lieu of a ribbon, a sweet potato vine was cut Friday to celebrate the opening of a new pavilion at the Campus Farm. The pavilion is an open-roofed structure on the Campus Farm designed to serve as an outdoor educational space. The construction began in mid-July and was finished earlier this week. The structure, which cost approximately $75,000, was built through a grant from the Charlotte-based Duke Endowment, as part of a collaborative sustainable agriculture initiative, and a gift from former University President Keith Brodie. Building a permanent physical structure also marks a significant moment for the farm. “The pavilion is a sign that we are here to stay and here to grow, both agriculturally and educationally,” said Farm Fellow Emily McGinty, Trinity ‘13. “The farm has grown from an idea to an educational center and a community hub.”
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The pavilion provides a weather shelter for farm workers. It also serves as a storage space for farm tools and provides a washing station. The roof is slanted to capture rainwater, which can be used for watering flowers and plants.
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Mistakes, penalties doom Duke in loss to Georgia Tech by Zac Elder THE CHRONICLE
Missed opportunities and untimely mistakes plagued Duke Saturday in a 38-14 loss to Georgia Tech, killing the Blue Devils’ hopes of starting the season 3-0 for the first time since 1994. Penalties crippled Duke in the first period and allowed Georgia Tech to take a 24-7 lead going into the locker room at halftime. The Yellow Jackets’ offense held the ball for the majority of the second half, stymying the Blue Devils’ comeback effort. “We took care of the ball pretty well, but we don’t need penalties,” Duke head coach David Cutcliffe said. “We just need to play clean, hard, solid football. We can win a lot of football games doing that here with the people we have now.” Georgia Tech (2-0, 1-0 in the ACC) held a 10-7 lead at the beginning of the second quarter and moved the ball deep into Blue Devil territory before Kelby Brown stuffed Yellow Jackets’ quarterback Vad Lee on a short third down attempt. But on fourth-and-one at Duke’s 27-yard line, Lee’s hard count drew nose tackle Jamal Bruce offsides and gave Georgia Tech a fresh set of downs. Three plays later, Lee connected with wideout DeAndre Smelter for a 24-yard touchdown pass to put the Yellow Jackets up 17-7. A quick three-and-out for the Blue Devils (2-1, 0-1) on their ensuing possession gave Georgia Tech the ball back with 10
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Duke was no match for Georgia Tech’s running game as the Yellow Jackets racked up 344 yards on the ground.
minutes remaining in the period. After a pair of first down runs advanced the ball to midfield, the Yellow Jackets looked poised to score again. But an over-
thrown pass by Lee fell into the hands of a diving Ross Cockrell, and Duke took over inside its own 5-yard line following the interception.
After picking up one first down, a holding penalty by wide receiver Brandon See FOOTBALL, page 8
Blue Devils fall to FSU Buttinger lifts Duke by Matt Pun
by Kendra Schultz
For nearly 87 minutes, Duke and undefeated Florida State were neck and neck, but a late-game set piece buried the Blue Devils. Following a disputed foul call, Seminole defender Kristin FSU 2 Grubka flicked in a DUKE 1 header in the 87th minute to down the shorthanded Duke squad 2-1 Sunday at Koskinen Stadium. “We were reset, and the girl just got up above [redshirt junior Kim DeCesare], who’s one of our strongest headers,” senior defender Natasha Anasi said. “Credit [Grubka] for getting the flick on and putting it into a good spot. I can’t ask Kimmy to do anything more than win that there, and if it falls like that, maybe it just wasn’t our day today.” Tied 1-1 heading into the final 10 min-
In a game that came down to the wire between longtime opponents Duke and Old Dominion, a strong defensive effort and a late goal propelled the Blue Devils to victory. A goal by junior forward Jessica Buttinger with 5:47 ODU 0 remaining was DUKE 1 enough to give No. 9 Duke a 1-0 win against No. 15 Old Dominion Sunday at Jack Katz Stadium. “I was really proud of our team... to just stay on task, and they kept their composure as the clock was winding down,” Duke head coach Pam Bustin said. “I think they were able to come together and as a team keep the ball in our attacking end.” Both teams had ample chances to score in the first half, but it was the Mon-
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A Florida State goal with three minutes to play sealed Duke’s fate.
archs (1-5) who had the best chance to strike first. Old Dominion outshot Duke (5-1) 15-10 on the game, but several saves by redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Lauren Blazing kept the contest scoreless heading into halftime. Blazing and the defensive unit continued their strong performance in the second half, when Old Dominion tallied eight shots and seven penalty corners. Blazing recorded her second shutout of the season, making eight saves on the afternoon. “It feels good because I think our team did a really good job with our defense. All of the shots were from a low angle or from the top of the circle, so they made it really simple for me to save it,” Blazing said. “And we’ve been working in the last few games in kind of getting our organization and our structure See FIELD HOCKEY, page 7
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Virginia Tech scores late goal to tie Duke by Drew Goldstein THE CHRONICLE
Missed opportunities. Such has been the story thus far for Duke, and Friday’s game at Koskinen Stadium was no different. Leading 1-0 for nearly the entirety of regulation, the VT 1 Blue Devils seemed DUKE 1 to have their first conference victory of the season in hand before a Virginia Tech team playing with 10 players battled back in the final minutes of regulation to force a 1-1 draw. “They were resilient all game long,” Duke head coach John Kerr said. “They rolled up their sleeves... and decided that they’re not going to be easily beaten.” The Hokies (2-1-1, 1-0-1 in the ACC) proved their resilience, as substitute Robert Alberti’s equalizer in the 87th minute negated the Blue Devils’ effort. Duke (2-1-2, 0-1-1) finished with 23 shots to Virginia Tech’s seven and could not convert in the second half despite outshooting the Hokies 15-4. Kerr realized his team’s need to take advantage of missed opportunities. “We need to do a better job because we can’t keep dominating other teams and then coming out on the wrong side of the result,” he said. Duke got on the board quickly, scoring the game’s first goal just four minutes in. Midfielder Sean Davis lobbed a free kick towards the box from 25 yards out and captain Sebastien Ibeagha was able to redirect the ball into the back of the net to take a 1-0 lead.
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Sebastien Ibeagha’s fourth-minute goal was not enough for the Blue Devils, who surrendered a goal in the 87th minute and tied Virginia Tech.
Ibeagha acknowledged the importance of scoring early and setting the tone in these first few games of the season. “The last three games we’ve been talking about getting a good start and this game was another,” Ibeagha said. “We didn’t finish well but we’ve been working on good starts. It’s good to get that and to build on that as the game goes on.”
Duke’s best opportunity to increase its lead came in the 77th minute when Davis was awarded a penalty kick. Virginia Tech defender Alessandro Mion received a red card for tugging Davis down by his shirt in the box, which put Duke in an excellent position to seal the game. Davis blasted what seemed like a surefire goal into the top left corner of the net only to be denied by a diving effort from
Virginia Tech goalkeeper Kyle Renfro. “We had a chance to go up 2-0 when we had the penalty kick and didn’t take advantage of our chances,” Kerr said. “Sometimes games go like that.” Virginia Tech was forced to play a man down for the rest of the game, but if anything that only fed their hunger to force the game into overtime. The Hokies’ lone goal of the night came with just three minutes remaining and only 10 men on the field, and they were able to hold off the Blue Devils over the two 10-minute extra periods following regulation. “Sometimes it is harder to play against 10 men because you know that they’re looking for that extra effort from each individual to compensate that guy begin sent off,” Kerr said. For most of the game Ibeagha’s goal seemed to be enough, but a gritty Virginia Tech team refused to back down in what became an intense clash of two defensive-minded ACC teams. Whistles echoed across the pitch all night, culminating in a total of 41 fouls and seven bookings between the two clubs. “That’s why everyone wants to play in the ACC,” Ibeagha said. “It’s the best conference to play in for soccer.” With his team still searching for its first conference win, Kerr said that ACC play is only going to get more challenging as Duke moves forward. “That’s what it’s all about. The ACC is going to be a league like that,” Kerr said. “Next game we gotta make sure that we get on the right side of the result.”
Blue Devils win 3 straight matches at Duke Invitational by Olivia Banks THE CHRONICLE
After not dropping a set all weekend, the Blue Devils ran into some trouble during their final match of the tournament. Duke had little difficulty easing past Liberty and Utah State Friday, but the squad was tested when it took on SC 1 South Carolina SaturDUKE 3 day in Cameron Indoor Stadium during the final match of the Duke Invitational. Overcoming some difficulties in the second set, the Blue Devils defeated the Gamecocks 3-1 to cap off the weekend with their third straight victory. “It really feels great,” sophomore Maggie Deichmeister said. “I know this was one of the first matches that we’ve really been challenged, and we pushed back. It was a really good win for us.” Sophomore Elizabeth Campbell led the charge with 25 kills against the Gamecocks (5-4), tying her career high. She recorded 10 kills in the first set alone, including a clean putaway for set point, which allowed Duke (72) to take the stanza 25-22. Deichmeister put up big numbers in the assist category, as well as posting 12 digs. She finished the match with a season-high 56 assists for her third double-double so far this season. Between Campbell and Deichmeister, the Blue Devils could always count on a kill when it mattered most.
“[Campbell] is just one of the toughest people I know,” Deichmeister said. “You can see the look in her eyes, and I know she just wants the ball. She’s very reliable and I know that in a tight situation, I can give her the ball and she’s going to put it down regardless.” The Blue Devils rallied back from an 18-17 deficit in the first set, but struggled to maintain their momentum, getting down early on in the second frame, and the offense was unable to execute effectively against the South Carolina block. The Gamecocks limited Duke to a matchlow .114 hitting percentage, with eight of South Carolina’s 14 blocks coming in the second stanza. The Blue Devils dropped their first set of the year at home, falling to the Gamecocks “I think we really had to work out there,” Duke head coach Jolene Nagel said. “South Carolina did a good job of forcing us into making some errors, but I really think that we adjusted well and that we were able to finish strong.” In set three, Duke emerged from the locker room and made the necessary adjustments to bounce back. Taking advantage of South Carolina’s short serves and aggressive block, the Blue Devils led throughout the third set and took it 25-17. “We talked about the fact that we had too many hitting errors,” Nagel said. “We were getting quiet on the court and we really needed to go after it more. We needed to be aggres-
sive. We needed to want it, and we needed to start a fire for ourselves. We need everyone’s energy, on the court and on the sidelines, to push through and get this match.” The Blue Devils carried their momentum into the fourth set, taking the final stanza 2521 to knock off the Gamecocks. The squad made up for its second-set shortcomings, limiting its attack errors to just seven in the final two frames. The team hit for .455 with help from junior Jeme Obemie and sophomore Emily Sklar who posted 17 and 13 kills, respectively. “I love the way they came out in game
three and really fought and put some pressure on them,” Nagel said. “I think that was huge.” The Blue Devils hope to continue their win-streak as they welcome Indiana and Illinois to Cameron Indoor Stadium next weekend. Deichmeister shared that the team has a collective goal not to lose at home this season, but Nagel says that that will require more consistency on the court. “It was a good test and I’m pleased the way our team persevered,” Nagel said. “I think when our backs were against the wall, we really rose to the occasion.”
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Sophomore Elizabeth Campbell led Duke with 25 kills in a win against South Carolina.
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Semenzato takes singles Blue Devils open season and doubles title at Fab Four Invitational and Jodoin lost 7-5 in a tiebreak to Florida’s Belinda Woolcock and Sofie Oyen. Jodoin handily beat Furman’s Alex Moreno-Kaste 6-2, 6-1 Friday afternoon after her doubles victories. Her winning streak didn’t last, as the Canadian senior lost to Ole Miss’s Erin Stephens 7-6, 6-1 Saturday morning after losing her doubles match. Senior Hanna Mar and freshman Alyssa Smith came together to take third place in white doubles draw consolation. The pair lost to doubles teams from Alabama and North Carolina back-to-back Friday, but came together on Saturday morning to beat a duo from Oklahoma State 8-4 in a pro-set. Mar placed sixth in the blue singles draw losing to Kourtney Keegan of Florida 6-0, 6-2 Sunday morning. In her first collegiate tournament, freshman Alyssa Smith placed third in the consolations of the blue singles draw, digging in her heels to beat Ansley Speaks of Furman 7-6, 7-5 Sunday morning. Although Smith struggled in her first collegiate matches, Ashworth said he suspects the freshman has plenty of room to grow. “When you look to Friday to how [Smith] played, [Sunday] she probably improved the most.” Ashworth said. “I think that she will take what she learned and will keep improving.” As the team prepares for its next tournament in two weeks at the Rivieria All-American in Pacific Palisades, Calif., Ashworth did not hesitate to point out that his team has room to improve. “I think there is a hole. I don’t think we played as well as we are capable of,” head coach Jamie Ashworth said. “The matches gave us different things we need to work on over the next two weeks before we play again.”
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Following a strong finish to his first collegiate season, Bruno Semenzato carried that momentum into Duke’s first tournament of the fall. Semenzato won two of Duke’s three titles this weekend at the Fab Four Invitational at Cary Tennis Park in Cary, N.C. The sophomore, who won matches in each of Duke’s first two NCAA tournament victories last season, continued his upward trajectory by winning his divisions in both singles and doubles. Aside from marking the Blue Devils’ first action of the fall season, the tournament allowed the team to get its first set of matches under its belt and build some confidence. “I think the big thing is getting a lot of matches in,” Semenzato said. “I think rhythm is huge because we are all ready, we are all fit, we are all hitting the ball well. We just have to win now to grab confidence.” Facing off against the tournament’s top-seeded singles player and the No. 5 player in the country, Semenzato played with the guile of a veteran and fiery intensity of a freshman as he held off Wake Forest’s Romain Bogaerts with a 6-1, 7-5 victory to take the blue division singles title. “I had a very good start, so I didn’t need some time to adjust. I was focused the entire match,” Semenzato said. “I tried to stay solid and, as soon as I started to feel more comfortable, I began to start going for my shots a little bit more.” In other singles action, fellow sophomore Josh Levine was able to push past VCU’s Michal Voscek to claim the black division’s singles title after an exhausting 6-4, 6-4 victory. Voscek had defeated Levine’s Duke teammate, senior Fred Saba, in the semifinals of the same draw. “I feel like I just competed the best that I have thus far, every point, I played like it was my last,” Levine said. “Overall, I just feel like I competed better than my opponents”. Saba was able to shake off a disappointing two-set loss to Voscek to take third place in the black draw with a 6-0, 2-6, 6-1 against North Carolina’s Oystein Steiro. Saba said that although he did not accomplish his goals for the weekend, his goals for the season are
much greater. “I don’t like to be result-oriented, but I’d like to see the team put up a Final Four finish in National Indoors and at NCAAs,” Saba said. “We definitely have the team to do it, so it’s just about not losing focus as a team and coming together when it matters most”. As the only other Blue Devil playing in a single’s main draw final, Michael Redlicki had a large crowd surrounding his court as he took on Elon’s Cameron Silverman, the nation’s No. 34-ranked player. After nearly two hours of back-and-forth play, Redlicki fell to Silverman 6-4, 7-6 (3) to take second in the white draw. Freshman TJ Pura, who claimed the white division’s doubles title with Semenzato Saturday afternoon, was beaten by Louisville’s Sebastian Stiefelmeyer 6-2, 6-4 in a hard-fought match. Sophomore Daniel McCall looked sharp in a 6-3 6-3 win against Wake Forest’s Nicholas Osterline in a white division consolation match, and senior Cale Hammond fell just short of Louisville’s Albert Wagner in a 6-2, 6-2 loss. The Blue Devils return to action when they travel to Tulsa, Okla., to compete in qualifying rounds for the ITA All-American Championships Sept. 28.
The Blue Devils have returned much healthier than they were during an injury-plagued NCAA tournament run last season, but the team struggled in its first tournament of the fall. After a summer of training, four Duke players competed in the Duke Fab Four Invitational in Cary, N.C. this past weekend. Although his team earned a second-place finish in doubles and fourth- and sixth-place finishes in singles, head coach Jamie Ashworth said he was not wholly satisfied with his team’s performance. “Physically, mentally, emotionally I don’t think we could have performed as well as we could have,” Ashworth said. “At the same time, on the positive side of that, it’s September.” Playing her first tournament for Duke since fracturing her wrist last spring, Ester Goldfeld placed fourth in the white singles draw. Goldfeld won two doubles matches and one singles match Friday, advancing to the finals of the black doubles draw and the quarterfinals of the singles draw. Goldfeld then won her first match Saturday and lost the second before falling to Florida’s Olivia Janowicz 6-1, 6-0 in the backdraw. Ashworth said that although Goldfeld had her share of growing pains throughout the weekend, he was pleased with her first performance of the season. “[Ester] hasn’t had a lot of match play in the last five months.” Ashworth said. “She came out and played decently. She moved her feet pretty well, and I thought that she and Marianne had chances to win the doubles [draw] that they were in.” Goldfeld and senior Marianne Jodoin placed second in the black doubles draw Saturday. The pair started out by beating Erin Stephens and Iris Verboven of Ole Miss in a pro set Friday morning. After defeating North Carolina’s Caroline Price and Whitney Kay to advance to finals of the black doubles draw, Goldfeld
ish the game.” The Blue Devils were unable to convert on either of its corners, but a pass from the top of the circle by junior Abby Beltrani allowed Buttinger to slide a goal past Old Dominion goalkeeper Megan Hept in the game’s closing minutes. “It was one of those where we didn’t give up, and we knew that if we just kept going at it then eventually one would squeak away,” Buttinger said. After dropping its last three matchups with the Monarchs, another exciting finish gave Duke its third straight victory as the team looks toward two more home contests next weekend. “When we play against them we both bring our A-games and it’s always a tough battle,” Buttinger said. “They’re an amazing opponent, so it feels really good to get this win.”
Junior forward Jessica Buttinger scored the decisive goal in Duke’s 1-0 win against Old Dominion.
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set, and I thought we did a really good job with that.” The Monarchs continued to put the pressure on the Blue Devils after halftime, forcing three penalty corners in the first seven minutes of play. After Bustin called a timeout in the second half, giving Duke the rest it needed, the team emerged and quickly forced two penalty corners. “The pace of the game was really high and the ball was in our attacking end, so it was a good time to just give them a little break, get them some water and give them a breath to get their composure back, and it worked,” Bustin said. “They went out there and they were more composed and more ready to fin-
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Duke’s Bruno Semenzato won a singles and doubles title at the Fab Four Invitational.
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utes of the match, the No. 12 Blue Devils (4-31, 1-1-0 in the ACC) turned up the heat on the offensive end to try for just their second win in the last nine games against the No. 7 Seminoles (6-0-2, 1-0-1). Duke had managed just two shots since halftime—but in a two-minute span, it would double that total. First freshman midfielder Toni Payne created space on a counterattack in the 83rd minute, streaking down the right side of the field into the box but missing her near-post mark high and wide. Payne created another opportunity—this one for DeCesare—just 90 seconds later. She found the redshirt senior with a through ball out to the right side of the box. DeCesare fired, but goalkeeper Kelsey Wys got two hands on it, sending a rebound back out of the 18-yard box. Although Duke continued its elevated attack, a foul in the midfield by freshman Kara Wilson changed the pace of play. “I was very frustrated because it looked like a great challenge from Kara Wilson, who did a great job of stepping in for Malinda Allen [who sat out due to illness]—probably one of the best players in the conference,” head coach Robbie Church said. “We have to look at the tape, but it didn’t look like it was a foul.” Junior defender Megan Campbell lined up to take the kick for Florida State, spotting the ball several yards in front of the midline and lofted it into the 5-foot-10 Grubka in the center of the 18-yard box. The Seminole junior got her head on it, redirecting it to the left side of the net out of Blue Devil goalkeeper Ali Kershner’s reach. Although Duke lost, the Blue Devils had several chances to take control of the game in the first half. Coming off a 3-0 win against Miami Thursday night in which Duke recorded a season-high three goals, the Blue Devil offense opened Sunday’s contest with crisp passing and a number of opportunities. Neither team could get a shot in the first 10 minutes of play, but Blue Devil senior Laura Weinberg quickly got the Blue Devil offense
going, firing a shot that was blocked in the 14th minute. Five minutes later, the forward again had her shot blocked but collected the rebound, dribbled to the end line and found DeCesare at the 6-yard box for a one-touch goal. The score marked just the third the Seminoles had given up in eight games. Although DeCesare’s tally was Duke’s quickest score of the year, the resulting 1-0 lead did not last long. Less than a minute later, Seminole redshirt freshman Berglind Thorvaldsdottir scored with a 20-yard rocket into the upper left corner. “We were a little far off our players,” DeCesare said. “We allowed her to get a half-turn, and you’ve got to give her credit. She did hit a very good shot.” The Blue Devils had a few chances to reclaim the lead. In the 23rd minute, junior forward Kelly Cobb started an attack with a spin move and pass to DeCesare that freed her up to receive the ball back at midfield behind the defense. Cobb drew the goalie out off her line and then fired a cross to Weinberg, but the senior forward struggled with the first touch and could not get off a shot. She passed the ball back to Cobb, who volleyed wide. “We’re just going to have to be a little more focused in the final third,” said Anasi, who launched several attacks herself and registered one shot. “We’re doing everything else right up to that point, and it’s just once we get a cross off, it’s the finishing that has to come…. We’re close. We’re very, very close.” Those chances proved more difficult to find in the second period, in which Florida State outshot the Blue Devils 13-4. Although only four of the Seminoles’ second half shots were on goal—and three of them went straight at Kershner—Duke’s inability to finish in the final third proved costly. “It’s just little things here and there where maybe we could be a little tighter—just little glimpses that in the ACC, you’ll be punished for,” Anasi said. “But overall, I think we’re playing really well. We’re working really hard, and hopefully, we can get a little bit of luck on our side here soon.”
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Braxton set the Blue Devils up with a firstand-19 deep within their own territory. The penalty killed the drive, forcing the Blue Devils to punt three plays later. Georgia Tech return man Jamal Golden took Monday’s punt to the Yellow Jackets’ 46-yard line, where tight end Nick Sink made the tackle and dragged Golden down by his facemask, tacking on 15 yards to the end of the return and setting Georgia Tech up on the Blue Devils’ 39-yard line. The Yellow Jackets failed to convert despite great starting field possession, pushing a 39-yard field goal wide to the left. Duke took the ball and started its final drive of the half with 3:03 left on the clock. Still down by ten points, a Blue Devil touchdown before halftime could have changed the momentum of the game and put Duke in a chance to make a second half comeback. Instead the Blue Devils went three-andout, punting the ball away and leaving less than two minutes on the clock for Paul Johnson and his spread option offense. On the first play of the drive, sixth-year senior Kenny Anunike brought down Lee by his facemask on a quarterback keeper. The 15-yard penalty advanced the ball all the way to the Georgia Tech 49-yard line, and the Yellow Jackets utilized the remaining time on the clock to march down the field for their third touchdown of the day. With just over 30 seconds left in the half, Duke could not muster a quick scoring drive and headed into the locker room down 24-7. “The biggest challenge wasn’t [physical],” Cutcliffe said. “We weren’t as optimistic, we weren’t as energized.... That’s a test we didn’t pass. And that’s my responsibility, to make sure the team is resilient and can overcome those circumstances.” The Yellow Jackets’ 15-play touchdown drive to start the second period took almost eight minutes off the clock, effectively putting the game out of reach for Duke. “They did what they had to do, and then they scored and we get it back and
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A failed fourth-down attempt was one of the crucial miscues in Duke’s first loss. over half of the quarter is gone,” Cutcliffe said. “They just out-executed us at that point.... We just didn’t get the stop, and it could have been at any one time. It just didn’t happen.” With a large halftime lead thanks in part to a series of Blue Devil penalties, all Georgia Tech had to do in the second period to secure the win was do what it does best— dominate time of possession. The Yellow Jackets successfully shortened the game with their patient offense attack, and Duke held the ball for just seven minutes in the second half. “We had something similar to this a year ago on the West Coast,” Cutcliffe said in reference to last year’s 50-13 loss at Stanford. “The difference is we don’t have to fly back across the country to look at it and regather.”
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the farm from including the idea in the final designs. “We really hope to do this in the future,” Parsons said. “It will be cool to let people see the whole process of making food—from collecting the ingredients to cooking and to eating.” For fellows and volunteers working at the farm, the pavilion not only serves practical purposes, but also symbolizes a community-building experience. “It’s a great place for students to experience something they don’t usually get,” Frank noted. Executive Vice President Tallman Trask cut the sweet potato vine with a pincer instead of scissors. “We do things in the farm style,” McGinty said. Farm manager Emily Sloss, Trinity ’10, welcomed the guests at the ceremony, spoke briefly about the pavilion and thanked everyone who contributed to the construction process. “Hopefully this beautiful structure will provide many more years of interacting with students, workshops, senior theses, parties and times to meet the Duke community and connect around agriculture,” Sloss said. Also present at the ceremony were Duke Forest Resource Manager Judd Edeburn, members of the DCF Board of Advisors, architects of the pavilion, farm staff and neighbors who have worked at the farm.
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“Before the pavilion was built, we had no shelter on the farm,” said summer intern Henry Frank, a graduate student at the Divinity School. “If it starts pouring rain, we had nowhere to run.” Former farm fellow Sarah Parsons, Nicholas ’12, said the new pavilion will attract students because there is now space to host more events. “This is really important and useful to us because we now have an actual shady place to take a break from farm work,” Parsons said. “It also makes the farm more welcoming because now we can accommodate our guests, host bigger groups for workshops and teach more students about sustainable agriculture and food.” The pavilion will host monthly workshops, which are currently centered around the historic cash crops of the Carolinas—tobacco and cotton—aiming at uncovering the mysteries of farming and highlighting history through handson experience. “We are going to make tobacco history and cotton history really interesting and sexy in a way that students have never heard before,” McGinty said. In October, the farm will host the annual Beet Festival to celebrate the fall harvest, during which people can make their own beet cake, beet beer and beet ice-cream. “It’s just a fun way to gather and now all our basic needs are met,” McGinty added, laughing. “We used to have water and food, and now there’s a roof over our head—we have a shelter.” The original design of the pavilion included a kitchen and a pizza oven, so that workshops featuring cheese-making and jam-making skills could be organized. Insufficient funding prevented
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problems. “We need more police officers and more security,” Young said. “You’re not going to be everywhere at every second.” Young cited larceny and domestic violence as her most frequent calls. She emphasized that students should lock their doors, estimating that about 80 percent of incidents of theft are caused by students who are not cautious. Because of the variety of incidents that University police encounter, Pattie Poston, emergency communication officer for DUPD, said they have to prepare to be flexible. “Duke police officers are trained for different things to deal with diverse Duke students,” Poston said. “We work on a more personal level... we offer exaggerated customer service.”
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A more holistic scorecard The Arts and Sciences Council held its first meeting of the year last Thursday, and the question of online education—a hot topic last year—again dominated the conversation. Although faculty rejected a proposed online teaching contract with online education company 2U’s Semester Online consortium last spring, the Arts and Sciences Council has committed to pursuing new avenues in online learning. As the expansion to online learning becomes more and more popular, however, the problems associated with such a move—such as decreased studentfaculty interaction—have become more apparent. As the University places an added emphasis on online education, it will have to remain extremely proactive in combating the problems that accompany the transition. A move to online education could prove very beneficial, particularly for large lecture courses. The one-way interaction between teacher and student that characterizes a large lecture class lends itself to an online flipped-classroom format. A move to online education also creates a new opportunity for collaboration between institutions of higher learning. Students at Duke will have much broader access to classes
that might not have been available prior to online courses. But online education does not come without flaws. Many courses in the humanities would not survive in an online-learning environment because they rely on small seminars and human
Editorial interaction. It is very hard, if not impossible, to digitally reproduce seminar classes where studentto-student interaction is paramount. Critics of online education also claim that intermingling with other colleges and universities might dilute Duke’s brand and prestige. They believe that, because Duke’s brand is largely a function of peoples’ perception, partnering with a school of lower academic standing would tarnish our reputation. There is nothing wrong with academic collaboration between Duke and other universities though. In fact, partnerships allow for a fuller and richer academic experience. Although it has some advantages, the new focus on online education forces us to ask the question: can we envision someone earning a full degree
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from Duke online? The answer is a resounding “no.” The Duke experience—both within the classroom and without—cannot be reproduced in an online class. Not only are there networking and recruiting opportunities on campus, but there are also a slew of co-curricular activities that shape and define the Duke experience in ways that online education cannot. The residential experience, DukeEngage, study abroad and student organizations play a huge role in educating Duke’s students. Moreover, the liberal arts model thrives on informal, non-classroom interactions in which students discuss ideas with each other in an unfiltered environment. As the University moves forward with online education, Duke’s administrators and supporters will have to avidly defend those elements of a liberal arts education that cannot be replaced by an online model. The growing popularity of online courses suggests that, for some fields, the brick-and-mortar university may become unnecessary at some point. The demand for the “college experience” will likely never disappear, but, as online courses replace large lecture classes, small seminar courses and co-curricular activities will become increasingly central to Duke’s identity.
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n an absolute sweeping shift of momentum, Duke has managed to rise from its previous rank as eighth best school in the nation to number seven in the U.S. News National University Rankings. Aside from national recognition and a swelling of Duke spirit, this momentous achievement allowed everyone to smugly post the article online with humble comments such as “Go Duke!” and “Proud to be a Blue Devil!” and the ever-so-tactful “Duuuuuuuuuuuuke.” This coy power move is an update to the world of your progress. Because there is no possible way that Duke students, some of the world’s future leaders, base their validation of self on a digital affirmation of their life choices. Aside from five seconds of Facebook fame, what does this ranking mean for our dear Duke University? It means that Duke is heading nowhere but up and y’all better hop on board. Now that Duke is a respectable university, it is time we shaped up our act. To truly play our part as the seventh best school in the nation, we’re going to have to behave like our higher ranked brethren. As they say, “If you can’t beat em’, shamelessly copy them in hopes of being recognized as on par with them.” To help guide you uncultured swine, I created a foolproof plan for Duke students to follow so that we can finally pass as part as the nation’s elite. 1. Stop caring about sports. Simply put, Duke is too good of a school to have good sports. Seriously Duke, I don’t know what you’re trying to prove here. Duke can’t be a great school while maintaining our current athletic reputation. At the very least, we must shift our prowess to sports that don’t actually matter. How did Harvard fare in March Madness last year? Almost as good as Brown’s football team. Princeton’s crew team and Harvard’s fencing teams, however, killed it last year. Our March Madness loss to Lehigh two years ago was an excellent start towards our new image. Once Duke Basketball is out of the picture, we can finally concentrate on sports with academic merit, such as curling and Quidditch. 2. Have no social scene. Duke thrives on the mantra “work hard, play hard.” If we expect to uphold our new reputation, we need to live by “work hard, forgo happiness and work harder until you become a doctor.” We hear all the time about party schools such as the University of Iowa and University of Arizona, but how often do we hear about Columbia’s latest bender? We don’t, because students at universities better than us spend their free time studying, rather than wasting time drinking, relaxing or getting robbed at gunpoint in the gardens.
“But Mean Boy, Dartmouth has a large Greek social scene.” Yes, but they are also in the news for their hazing scandals. It’s not like we just came out of
Monday Monday MEAN BOY national attention last year for a fraternity scandal or anything, but we just don’t want to risk it. 3. Assume you are better than everyone. Ever. I once overheard a girl admit that she didn’t get a 2400 on her SAT. I’m sorry, I didn’t realize we went to Rainbows and Sunshine Community College. We cannot have our students admitting to anything less than perfection. Duke doesn’t want Suzie Average, who got a 2240 on her SATs and participates in a wide range of extracurricular activities. To be the best like no one ever was, we need that kid who never left is room, got a 2410 on the SAT and will utterly destroy you in Digimon trivia. Give that kid a bid. 4. Be miserable. Everyone knows that to truly obtain an elite education, you have to be miserable. Have you ever seen someone smile at MIT? Too often, I see Duke students having a healthy balance of academic, extracurricular and social interests, which is a downright outrage. Duke cannot expect to be the best if we waste valuable time being wellbalanced students. The pyramids weren’t built by slaves being happy. Similarly, we cannot expect to stay on top unless we make some serious reforms in our student body. Speaking of student bodies… 5. Have uglier students. It is a scientific fact that you can’t be smart and attractive. Duke admissions, admit some fuglies. Fast. While some of you may complain that you like Duke because it is a high level university with interesting students, competitive Division 1 sports and a healthy social scene, remember that changes and upward motion are inevitably for the better. Hopefully the implementation of these reforms will shoot us to the number one spot and our happiness can be Facebook official. If we truly crave to be the best, we have to be like the rest. Mean Boy is proud of the fact that Harvard applied to him, yet instead he went to Duke for the pretty girls.
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Poor Strunk’s Almanac
or the last year and a half, I have collected adages whenever they popped into my head. I knew that, one day in the future, I would lack the time to write a proper column and could simply print a list of maxims instead. That time came this week. Forgive my laziness. Hope you enjoy! 1. One of the easiest routes to happiness is to surround yourself with people who actually care about your happiness. 2. Don’t conclude you’re Emperor of Rome because you play in a sandbox. You’ll look like a fool. In other words, don’t take yourself or what you do too seriously. 3. Remember to dance often. 4. Being respectfully assertive almost always pays off. 5. You can’t win by playing someone else’s game—only your own. If you fail to reach your goal playing someone else’s game, play your own game to get there. 6. The best bathroom at Duke is located on the top floor of the Friedl Building. The second best bathroom is the one on the right-hand side in the Duke Chapel. 7. The best resources you can cultivate in college are relationships, not credentials. 8. Don’t burn bridges. Those you compete against now will be allies upon graduation. 9. Always remember that health is a gift. 10. If you can only ever remember one thing in this world, remember that you are loved. 11. Live life believing good things are coming your way. 12. One way to be well liked is to give people a reason to feel good about themselves for liking you. 13. Do at least one crazy thing per year, especially during the summer. 14. Enthusiasm for life is almost never a bad thing. 15. Always seek to be original. It’s in tremendously short supply. 16. If someone asks for a favor, there is almost never a good enough reason to say no. 17. If someone asks you to dinner, there is almost never a good enough reason to decline. 18. Get inside the Chapel at night. It’s amazing to be there when it’s dark and empty. 19. Put in the time with great humility, but don’t forget to collect your paycheck. 20. If you don’t feel you’re worthy enough for something, you probably won’t attain it. 21. Our generation is obsessed with getting there. More important, however, is getting there prepared. 22. Music makes problems seem smaller. 23. It helps tremendously to give people a vested interest in your own success. 24. Volunteer one hour per week, preferably with the same community each time. 25. No matter what you might think, life has a habit of going on. 26. Attempting to hide ambition is a very risky endeavor. It’s better to be up front about it. 27. Humility and ambition are not mutually exclusive. Neither are assertiveness and deference. 28. Solicit advice constantly. Ignore it when you need to. 29. Don’t expect your life plan to be accurate, but always have a life plan. 30. Make a list of people to stay in touch with
and stay in touch with them. 31. Go to career info sessions you’re not interested in—you’ll still learn something. 32. It only takes two misspoken sentences to ruin someone’s opinion of you. 33. You probably care too much about what other people think of you. 34. Woe be unto him who underestimates a woman solely because she’s good-looking. 35. Never underestimate someone who’s good
woke up today feeling controversial. So, when I sat down a few minutes ago to begin this column, this is what I wrote: I hate democracy. I love America. This works for me because America isn’t a democracy. Should I ever decide to run for public office, I’m guessing these words will be ominously recited in a message approved by my opponent. But I’m sticking to them, for this sentiment was born long before my current combative whim. I can trace it back to the high school classroom where I sat a number of years ago, studying ancient Greece. We were discussing Athens, the closest governmental system
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at a party; it’s one of the most generalizable skills you’ll learn in college. 36. You can’t play a game of thrones if you don’t know the rules. 37. If your house is on fire, don’t fix the kitchen sink. Put out the fire. 38. A year after graduation, no one will care what fraternity or sorority you were in. 39. No one cares how much you can drink. 40. You’re probably significantly busier than you need to be. 41. You never “don’t have time” for something. You have time for those things you choose to have time for. 42. A little self-deprecation goes a long way. 43. Stand for something. It’s easy to be everything to everyone, but then become nothing to no one. 44. Follow up on emails. Always respond promptly. 45. Networking is a mutually beneficial human capital transaction. Leeching is the act of using someone for your own gain. They are different. Do the former, not the latter. 46. Learn how to delegate. Don’t micromanage people—it shows lack of trust. 47. Please don’t be that person who tries too hard at the recruitment info session. 48. When at a loss for how to respond, always be deferential. 49. Being fake is worse than being mean. At least you know where a mean person stands. 50. On almost every occasion, ignore those who say you can’t have it both ways. 51. Make kindness your default. 52. Play the long game. 53. Acting like you’re special is often the quickest way to show you’re not. 54. Always pay people back, and always pay them back on time. 55. Spend time alone, and ask yourself existential questions. 56. If you’re a Democrat, befriend a Republican. If you’re a Republican, befriend a Democrat. If you’re a socialist, try to find a friend. 57. If you’re not the most intelligent, be the most strategic. 58. If you’re forced to decide between being respected and being liked, always choose the former. Daniel Strunk is a Trinity senior. His column runs every other Monday. Send Daniel a message on Twitter @DanielFStrunk.
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to pure democracy ever attempted (though a minority of the total population formed the public assembly). My teacher asked about the pros and cons of the system. The pros were obvious: Everyone gets a say in the policy that affects him or her; all perspectives have value; this value is retained when all perspectives are considered; and powers are less corruptible when all have equal power. And then he asked for the cons. Someone mentioned there wasn’t viable space to hold all of a nation’s citizens. Another mentioned time—coming to decisions would take too long. These were valid concerns, yet I couldn’t help but realize that they weren’t very tall hurdles in the modern day. Everyone could vote on all the issues every day by using smart phones. But then, my teacher added: “Also, think about the quality of the debate. They can’t have their whole population spending all day getting informed about the issues the polis is facing. So people don’t know what’s going on. And they can’t discuss—imagine a debate in a Greek amphitheater, hundreds of people lining up to participate. You can’t have a constructive dialogue about best policies in that situation. Imagine sound-bitey speeches and overly simplistic concepts catered to the uninformed masses. It’s not exactly a recipe for good decision-making.” So this was why the United States was never a pure democracy— why we were conceived as a republic. Republics are about specialization. Anyone in the modern world understands specialization’s benefits. I don’t spend days reading manuals on how to fix my car’s air conditioning. Instead, I take it to a mechanic who knows how to fix a car. Say the nation is considering something like engaging a Middle Eastern country that has used chemical weapons to slaughter as many as 110,000 of its citizens. The people who make this decision should have studied the situation for as long as humanly possible, which will allow them to identify which experts they need to consult so as to begin weighing their options. For a long time, I heard people talk about the situation in Syria—or even issues that are easier to grasp, like abortion and gay marriage—and was often offended by how hideously uninformed they are. I got cynical. I thought people were stupid. But I wouldn’t consider someone to be stupid if he doesn’t know how to fix a car. It’s not his specialty, so his opinion just doesn’t matter. So why do we try so hard to make our opinions matter in the political sphere? Politicians give speeches exalting our great democracy, not our great republic. From day one in school, I have been told that my own opinion is of paramount importance no matter how qualified I am to hold it. My entire political world strongly resembles that Athenian amphitheater: Politicians give speeches full of sound bites, catering their messages to the woefully uninformed; too many people line up to talk, so they shout over each other in order to get a word in; pundits rage from TV screens; my friends and I rage at dinner tables; and none of us know what we’re talking about. We then judge candidates’ decision-making skills based on how well their decisions match up with our own. In debates, we don’t provide candidates with a situation and the relevant information and watch their decision-making process. Rather, we go down a checklist and see if they agree with each of our own unstudied inclinations, which really winds up turning us into a direct democracy. The policies that have the most popular support, embodied by a candidate, are voted in. Politicians are supposed to make their platforms, before they even start their jobs, and then never deviate— when the whole point of their job is to make the best decision by processing the new information they receive! When we vote, we’re hiring someone for the job of making the government’s high level decisions. We’ve somehow got this idea in our heads that it’s OK— that it’s ideal—to hire yes men, people who agree with us as much as possible instead of people who simply represent the best of our capabilities and ideals. We can change this. The campaign process should be the interview process. Counterintuitive as it may seem, let’s not make it about the issues. Instead, let’s figure out a way to measure candidates’ intelligence and education, their composure and their kindness. Let’s find a method of measuring candidates’ judgment, their knowledge and their integrity. Let’s face it: I get Bashar al-Assad and—who’s the other one from Egypt? Well, anyway, I get them mixed up. I don’t want myself running the country. I want someone better. Ellie Schaack is a Trinity junior. Her column runs every other Monday.
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The new Baldwin Auditorium entertained a full house Saturday night, impressing concert goers with its acoustics and ambiance.
the event, but hopes the improved building will attract more students to attend concerts. Brodhead thanked the Duke Endowment for funding the project and expressed his delight at Baldwin’s new look, noting it is now fit to be the focal point of East Campus, in the same manner the Chapel is to West Campus. “[Baldwin] was profoundly suboptimal,” he said. “We have actually created a great music hall on the inside of its building to go with its always beautiful and graceful outside.” Members of the audience also noted their appreciation of the revamped building’s new presence on campus. “The spirit of the building had reached into my soul,” said sophomore Justin Sandulli.
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to acousticians and architects, but I’d like to think it didn’t—that Baldwin Auditorium always existed in the form that you see tonight just waiting for all the great minds to come together to bring it to its ideal state,” Bagg said. The focus of the night’s events were the improved acoustics of the auditorium. At the opening event, Executive Vice President Tallman Trask paused to draw the audience’s attention to the motoroperated drapes, which can be adjusted based on various ensembles’ needs. “Your hall has now been tuned for acoustic music,” Trask announced to the musicians after the opening of the drapes. President Richard Brodhead also
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commended the acoustics of the renovated venue. “The acoustics are as good as any concert halls I’ve been at in the world,” he said. According to the programs given out before the performance, the theme of Copland’s piece—the homecoming of a young couple—was intended to honor the opening of Baldwin as alumni, students and faculty were returning to a familiar, yet changed, venue. The song received a standing ovation. James McStoot, Trinity ‘97, who sang as a student in the Baldwin Auditorium 16 years ago, was met with thundering applause at the end of his tenor vocal rendition of “The Knoxville, Summer of 1915.” Verena Moesenbichler-Bryant, director of the Duke Wind Symphony, said she was excited at the high turnout for
Canal said. “If that could happen, I expect a lot of people to come out and be a part of that.” Nowicki noted that funding for FINvite will come from the the Division of Student Affairs and the Office of Housing, Dining and Residence Life. If the program is successful, however, additional resources might be necessary—a situation that occurred when FLUNCH became popular. “When everybody started knowing about [FLUNCH], we ran out of money,” Nowicki said. “The same thing might happen with FINvite.” He noted, however, that when people have great ideas, it is his job to find the money to make it happen. Nowicki said that he is very optimistic about the ultimate turnout of this program. “Duke students tend to be very clever and creative,” he said.
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Though the clinic is not there to serve the Duke athletics community, it can do so if need be, Ray said. Duke student athletes have had a Friday night clinic available for years. “The [new] program is great because it extends the availability of treatment that Duke kids already had to the high school kids with whom our orthopedists already work,” Kennedy said. Such a clinic has existed on Saturdays for the athletes from these nine ‘outreach’ high schools for the past ten years, said Dr. Dean Taylor, professor of surgery in the Division of Orthopedic Surgery. The difference is that athletes no longer have to wait until Saturday and can come in directly after their Friday night games and see orthopedists and physical therapists. Baker said that the clinics have seen participation from all of the schools and seem well-received by both athletes and parents. The hospital’s orthopedic fellows are also benefitting from the clinics because they have a place to practice working with athletes, said Taylor. Coaches are becoming aware that they can get a quick answer about the likelihood of surgery versus needing rehabilitation versus being able to play right away, said Ray. Although Ray and Baker have no plans to extend the Friday night clinic to the winter and spring athletic seasons, they expect the clinic will grow in popularity until it ends at the time of football playoffs, which is the first week in November. “I think we’ll see steady increase throughout the season, and then next year we’ll crank it up,” Ray said.
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