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Plaza to shut down starting Thanksgiving


Blue Devils bowl bound in Blacksburg

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About a month later than expected, two of the main entrances to the Bryan Center Plaza will close starting Nov. 27, the first day of Thanksgiving break. Two walls will block the plaza, one placed at the arches connecting to the residential quadrangle and another placed on the walkway at the corner of the West Union building. The entire wooden section of the walkway will be inaccessible. The Chronicle previously reported that the closure of the plaza would begin in mid-October. Vice President for Student Affairs Larry Moneta said the delay is due to a change in plans for the larger West Union reconstruction project, but the final outcome of the project will not be affected. The West Union renovation is still slated to finish in December 2015, said Bill McCraw, project manager and staff architect in See PLAZA, page 5



BLACKSBURG, Va.—The Duke defense did something amazing Saturday, making a Spartan-like stand to come away from Blacksburg with a landmark win. After Anthony Boone scampered nine yards into the end zone to put the Blue Dev-

ils up 13-0 with 6:14 left in the third quarter, the defense dug in and held off against Virginia Tech’s late-game comeback to seal the upset victory. “Before the game I told our players this isn’t just going to be 60 minutes and that it was going to be a three-and-a-half hour game,” Duke head coach David Cutcliffe

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said. “They were going to have to be mentally tough the entire game. We played a very physical football team, and I thought our guys matched the physicalness tonight and at times took the lead.” The Blue Devil defense took Cutcliffe’s See SPORTSWRAP, page 5 THANH-HA NGUYEN/THE CHRONICLE

Duke’s defense overcame the team’s offensive struggles Saturday in a 13-10 road victory against Virginia Tech.

self-compassion fights homesickness by Zarah Udwadia THE CHRONICLE


Many students experience homesickness their first first year.

The lack of self-compassion could be a contributing factor in the development of homesickness, according to a recent study. Self-compassion is defined in the study as “the degree to which people treat themselves kindly during distressing situations.” The study found that having self-compassion could potentially help many new college students adapt to campus life, thereby improving their overall college experience.

“People low in self-compassion criticize themselves for their lack of social connections or inability to handle new social situations,” said Mark Leary, professor of psychology and neuroscience and co-author of the study. “People high in self-compassion understand that it’s a natural reaction, don’t beat themselves up and even treat themselves kindly to ease their distress.” The researchers administered questionnaires to 119 students to rate their self-compassion before they arrived at college, and their level of depression,

homesickness and satisfaction with social and academic life after their first semester, finding that self-compassionate people are less at risk for developing homesickness. The findings are particularly applicable at an academically competitive environment like Duke, where students might be critical of themselves when they fall short of academic expectations, said Meredith Terry, professor See HOMESICKNESS, page 5

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State Fair worker arrested New Immerse programs after 5 are injured on ride go to South Africa, Chile by Kali Shulklapper THE CHRONICLE


The State Fair was not without its hiccups this year.

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Despite five people getting injured while riding “the Vortex,” families and groups of teenagers still poured into the fairgrounds of the North Carolina State Fair this year. The usual fair happenings carried on Sunday night—the last day of the fair. A massive Royal Palm turkey preened and gobbled at passerby, while hay was judged on its leafiness and aroma and cows were evaluated on their “dairiness.” Vendors sold custom phone cases, Bibles and houses inspired by Si from “Duck

Dynasty.” Food stalls sold turkey legs, and fried candy bars and Kool-Aid. Kids squirted water guns and clumsily threw basketballs for stuffed prizes. The night before, however, investigations of the Thursday accident led to the arrest of Timothy Dwayne Tutterrow, the attendant who was operating the ride at the time of the injuries. “After inspection of the ride, we determined that it had been tampered with and critical safety devices were compromised,” Wake County Sheriff Donnie See STATE FAIR , page 4

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Earlier this month, sophomore Rinchen Dolma found herself moved by a tour of a Chilean torture site with eight classmates and two professors. The trip was part of the DukeImmerse program, which involves small groups of students taking four interdisciplinary courses on a specific theme in one semester. The trip to Chile came after weeks of studying human rights issues, allowing the students to see their coursework manifested outside of the classroom. Dolma said she appreciated the opportunity to relate the subject matter of her courses and the trip to a personal struggle with cultural identity. “You understand other people when you put yourself in their situation. This intensive learning has allowed these historical events to become a part of me,” Dolma said. DukeImmerse launched in Spring 2012 and is offering two new options this Fall, one of which will take students to Chile. The program allows undergraduates to work closely with faculty and travel abroad for two to three weeks during the semester. The two new programs being offered this Fall are “Governance, Policy and Social Justice: Urban Politics in the American South and South Africa” and “Rights and Identity in the Americas: Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples, and Contemporary Challenges.” The program is only in its second year, and there are still challenges to

work through, said Steve Nowicki, dean and vice provost of undergraduate education. The economic sustainability of the program is a key concern, he said. “Early on, my office has been willing and able to really subsidize these programs,” Nowicki said. “I’m running out of money to throw at it—at some point it has to be sustainable in terms of the kind of support we offer to help these programs run.” This semester, students who participated in DukeImmerse were asked to pay a program fee, and the fee will increase in semesters to come, Nowicki said. Part of the cost of the program can be covered by financial aid, however. In the future, DukeImmerse could see more programs with local components rather than international ones, he added. “I don’t want this to be seen as just a different kind of way to do study abroad—because there are enormous opportunities for this kind of deeply immersive program just on campus,” Nowicki said. The “Rights and Identity in the Americas” program—led by Robin Kirk, faculty co-chair of the Duke Human Rights Center, public policy professor Robert Korstad and Miguel Rojas-Sotelo, a program coordinator at the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies—focuses on the struggle for identity and human rights within minority communities. Students


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• Panel and Q&A Session, Oct 30, 7pm, Center for Documentary Studies; Reception follows • Film Preview, Midway: Message from the Gyre, Oct 31, 7pm, Nasher Museum Auditorium (Jordan will be joined by local environmental artist Bryant Holsenbeck and PhD student Pinar Yoldas, participating artists in this year’s arts festival.) The 2013 Duke Arts Festival ARTS + Sustainability is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts, Duke Alumni Association, DEMAN (Duke Entertainment, Media and the Arts Network), Duke Sustainability, Duke Recycling Services, duARTs, visArts, and Duke Career Center.

POLSCI 245 American Constitutional Development and Interpretation MW 10:05-11:20 Introduction to the primary themes of the American Constitution (democracy, separation of powers, federalism, rights), their evolution over the course of American history, and the basic methods of constitutional interpretation (text, structure, history, precedent, consequences, identity). Special focus on the relationships among constitutional text, judicial doctrine, and constitutional interpretation outside the courts. Instructor: Dr. Neil Siegel, Professor of Law and Political Science POLSCI 321 International Law and International Institutions MW 11:45-1:00 PM The relationship between international politics and international law; how international institutions operate and affect social practices, and how legalization of institutions changes the manner of interpretation of legal texts. The nature of legal and political discourse over issues subject to international law such as human rights; issues of compliance with rules, the connections between international relations and domestic law, and the overall effects of international law and institutions on world politics; cross-national differences in attitudes toward issues such as environmental regulation, trade liberalization, and military intervention on behalf of human rights. Instructor: Dr. Joe Grieco POLSCI 376.01 Power, Order and Law TTH 10:05-11:20 Competing theories of law, social order, and political authority. How these arise, what (if anything) makes them legitimate, and how to assess them. Origins and development of these theories and how they matter in today’s controversies. Focus on careful reading of demanding texts in law and social/political thought. Instructor: Jedidiah Purdy, Professor of Law

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Zients, Trinity ’88, talks healthcare.

Jeffrey Zients,Trinity ‘88, was recently chosen to oversee the repairs of, the website through which health insurance exchanges are set up under the Affordable Care Act. Upon its advent, the website experienced multiple crashes and technological issues that the administration is now working to fix. Zients, who is the former director of the Office of Management and Budget and will become the director of the National Economic Council in January, will serve as the manager of the repair project within the Department of Health and Human Services. Zients sat down with The Chronicle’s Elizabeth Djinis and Georgia Parke to discuss his work and the path that brought him into the public sector today. The Chronicle: What exactly is your role going to be in fixing the problems on the website? Jeffrey Zients: Secretary [Kathleen] Sebelius—who is the head of Health and Human Services—and administrator [Marilyn] Tabner is the head of the Center for Medicare Services—have asked me to come in and provide management expertise to improving the

TC: How was your Duke education important in preparing for your future life, specifically your political science major? JZ: At Duke I sharpened my work skills and study habits. I was exposed to political science. I also spent a fair amount of time at Fuqua. At the time you could take up to five classes at Fuqua as an undergrad. You couldn’t major in business like you can at some schools. When I graduated Duke, my first job was at Bain & Company. Certainly both the rigor of the work at Duke and the exposure of those undergraduate business courses taught at Fuqua helped prepare me at Bain, and then Bain helped set up the rest of my business career. Little did I know that my political science major would some day come in handy. People have asked me, ‘Well what did you major in at Duke?’ and I say, well, political science, when really what I learned at Duke was how to study and how to work hard. When I went into the government four and a half years ago, it ends up that my major actually has some relevance. I think it’s the liberal arts’ high intellectual stimulation and working standards expectations of Duke that really helped set me up for my career. But it just so happens that both my courses at Fuqua and my political science major were very relevant to what I ended up doing. TC: How did you make the transition from the business world to the policy world and where did that jump come from? JZ: Effectively, I’ve been in Washington my whole life except for the four years at Duke and two and a half years in Boston with Bain. And as I was in business in Washington,

I had friends who were in government and I always thought some day I’d like to try to do that. I was a big believer in President [Barack] Obama when he was running for president, but I didn’t think that I would serve at that point in time. Senator Mark Warner had done a very good job managing the state of Virginia and was asked by the president’s team for recommendations for candidates to be the nation’s first chief performance officer. Senator Warner passed along my name. The president was creating a new position to focus on the management and execution of government services and the president signaled the importance of management in government by creating the nation’s chief performance officer. …Warner introduced me into the process, and few weeks later I was announced by the president on a Saturday morning radio address as the first chief performance officer and deputy director for management of the office of the budget. So it was something that I always hoped I would have at some point in my career, but the opportunity to do this specific opportunity and the specific timing was unanticipated. And I look back and think how fortunate I have been to have had the opportunity to serve the president. TC: Was this position in fixing the website something you hoped to have a hand in? JZ: About three weeks ago the president announced that I would be be coming back into the White House to be his chief economic advisor, which is the director of the National Economic Council. So I’m very excited to be rejoining the president’s team and helping to coordinate economic policy. I am game to help out in any way that I can and and the ACA and the See ZIENTS , page 4


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sTaTe FaiR from page 2 Harrison said in a press statement. The operator was charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious bodily harm. According to authorities and eyewitnesses, five people were injured on the Vortex ride while unloading. All five were sent to WakeMed Hospital, and three still remain hospitalized. “When you find out that this is something that very likely could have resulted from someone’s actions, it takes the [reaction] from the level of being upset about what happened to being angry about why it happened,” said Brian Long, director of the State Fair’s press office. The investigation into the accident is still ongoing. The fair continued after the accident and the arrest, but with reduced attendance and more inspections. But not all fairgoers were assured of the safety of the rides. “The rides are as safe as a fair ride can be, but we know it’s no Busch Gardens,” said Rachel Gray, a senior at North Carolina State University who regularly works at the fair. Freshman Jordan Lucore also had misgivings. “I wouldn’t ride the rides at the state fair,” Lucore said. “The accident would scare me off for this year, but next year, I would definitely go back.” Long said the fair staff will use the accident to enhance and correct the planning and execution of the event in years to come. “We always sit down at the end of the fair and talk about what went right and what we can do better to make for a better experience the following year,” Long said. “It’s safe to say this is something we want to take a look at.”

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indigenous Mapuche family. Kirk said the program’s emphasis on strong facultystudent relations plays a vital role in cultural engagement. “There’s no better way to experience a culture than through the eyes of the people that actually live there— and the faculty are the ones that provide that connection,” Kirk noted. On their recent trip to Chile, the program’s nine students interacted with Mapuche politicians, academics and torture victims, giving them insight into the themes they studied within the classroom. Although Kirk said she is deeply enthusiastic about her students’ work, particularly abroad, she noted that one of the main challenges is enabling them to take themselves seriously as witnesses, questioners and writers—going beyond their role as students. “The question really is how do you get students to let go of the classroom model and see this new kind of learning as just as serious?” Kirk said. “It’s not just a class where you get an A, you take a test and you’re done. This is supposed to be transformative. It’s supposed to make a change in you.” Letting go of the classroom model, however, is something that most students struggle with, Kirk acknowledged. “A lot of times at Duke, I feel like everyone is so focused on grades, jobs and internships. But what is the purpose of education? Are we really here just to get a job—just to make money?” Dolma asked. DukeImmerse, through its unconventional teaching methods, brings this question to the surface. “Money and jobs are important,” Dolma said. “But to understand each other on a common humanitarian ground, to reflect on your own actions in relation to the world around you—I think that’s important beyond a resume.” Sophomore Lauren Kelly, who is a participant in Kirk’s DukeImmerse program, agreed that this kind of teaching goes against many of the “Type A” behaviors exhibited at Duke. She also acknowledged that it can be associated with a potential sense of isolation from students studying in a conventional curriculum. Like Dolma, Kelly sees the abundance of opportunities behind this program.

“It’s a life changing experience that allows you to develop incredible friendships within a close-knit group of people,” Kelly said. “It can be isolating at times, but it can also provide a refreshing escape from the social bubbles we tend to create.” Nicole Daniels, a senior who participated in a DukeImmerse program last semester, said that although DukeImmerse is valuable, it is a niche program that is not right for everyone. “The theme has to really resonate with you—Immerse is all four of your classes and a lot of work, so you better be passionate about the subject matter. Your professors have a lot invested in you and have high expectations,” Daniels said. The fact that the program takes a semester of coursework means that it can be difficult for students with many class requirements to fit in their schedules, Daniels added. But if students can afford taking the semester to participate, the experience is invaluable.

zienTs from page 3 website are very important for providing people who don’t have health care today. So if I can contribute in any way to making sure that the Affordable Care Act is successful and people who don’t have insurance today can be insured, I’m happy to do so. TC: Would you ever go back to the business world after serving in the public sector? JZ: Right now, I have my hands full. I look forward to my position on Jan. 1 in being the presidents director of the National Economic Council. But under the heading of ‘life is long,’ I could absolutely see working again in the private sector. But I feel incredibly privileged to have had both the private sector experience primarily because of good luck—I was able to enjoy working with great people and being part of the team for a relatively large company—and then again because of good luck I’ve had the opportunity to serve President Obama as part of his team. So I feel incredibly fortunate and after my time at the NEC would certainly consider another private sector opportunity. Visit for an extended version of Zients’ interivew.

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“All students would benefit from thinking about how they compound their own struggles by how they react to unpleasant situations.”

of psychology and neuroscience and co-author of the study. “We know Duke students are academically skilled and academically competitive,” she said. “Self-compassion doesn’t mean you’re not focused on achievement, but that you respond to struggles with as much selfcompassion as you can muster, and when you fall short you’re not mean to yourself about it.” Eeyi Oon, a freshman who related to the feeling of being homesick, agreed that failing to meet expectations played a big part. “One of my biggest character flaws is pride. I expect so much more from myself, like 100s on every test, and all kinds of things,” Oon said. For a lot of students, however, it is difficult to connect these abstract notions with their experiences. “I consider myself self-compassionate, but I don’t think that’s why I’m not homesick,” said Millicent Sannoh, a freshman from New Jersey. “I was ready to leave home and explore new opportunities. That’s a better indicator.” The study showed that self-compassion also served as a predictor for satisfaction with social life, but to a lesser degree than academic life. According to the study, this may be because students in highly selective colleges seem to feel a greater sense of control over their ability to succeed in the classroom rather than in other social situations. The study provides a new approach to the issue of homesickness, which tops the list of Counseling and Psychological Services’ common freshman problems. Instead of focusing on how to treat it, however, the researchers looked for ways to prevent it. Taylor noted that one of the most promising things about self-compassion is that it can be trained. “You can work on it—it has been demonstrated that if you instruct people to be kind to themselves [and] teach them about the idea of common humanity, they’ll become more self-compassionate,” Taylor said. “Some schools are incorporating this into their freshmen precollege programs.” Training yourself to be more self-compassionate would not just help in the sphere of homesickness, but kakuro_399F.txt in daily life as well, Leary said.


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the Office of Project Management. The walls will be in place when students return from Thanksgiving break, McCraw noted. Pedestrians will still be able to access the Bryan Center from Towerview Road on the sidewalk next to the Events Pavilion, and from behind Page Auditorium. McCraw said the project team has decided to post information about the construction on the walls so that students can understand why the blockage is happening and what the final outcome will look like. “That will be an opportunity for students to understand what’s going on, learn more about the project and why it’s necessary,” McCraw said. “We’re looking out for the students’ best interest.” Moneta said that he believes students will not be adversely affected by this closure and that the University community has dealt successfully with similar inconveniences in the past. “It will clearly affect routes, but we don’t think it will affect the use of the plaza or the Bryan Center,” Moneta said. “We had a similar closing when we first built the plaza and students were able to adjust without trouble.” Students may be able to adapt, but some have expressed that they will miss the social functions the plaza plays. “Walking across the plaza is a very quintessential part of the Duke experience,” junior Arielle Brackett said. “You always see people hanging out there, so it’s definitely going to impact the social experience.” Although students may not be looking forward to the inconvenience, Moneta noted that they should be excited for the final result. “It’s a small price to pay for what will be a spectacular and substantial improvement to our campus,” Moneta said.



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Good riddance to class rank In a highly competitive academic culture like Duke’s, comparative metrics like class rankings create anxiety, fuel unhealthy competition and cause us to view college as a means to a professional end instead of an opportunity for personal and intellectual growth. The University has, in our view, made a wise decision to eliminate class rankings. A vestige of a previous pedagogical era, a student’s class rank neither reflects their academic ability nor supports the collaborative intellectual environment that Duke works hard to maintain. Although the University will always have students who place undue emphasis on competition and external validation, numerical rankings encourage all students—even those not normally concerned with academic competitiveness—to evaluate their performance with reference to their peers’. It feeds the worst elements of Duke’s intellectual culture. It reinforces attitudes that cause students to pad their schedules with easy but uninteresting classes and that encourage them to please the grade-givers instead of seeking to gain knowledge for their own benefit. For first-year students, in particular, class rankings can disappoint and discourage, tarnishing students’ self-images and causing them to lose confidence in their intellectual abilities. Schools like the

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, at which firstyear students do not receive numerical grades, have long recognized the deleterious effects of inculcating or encouraging hyper-competitive behavior among students new to the collegiate game. We are pleased Duke is beginning to follow their lead.

Editorial According to a missive sent last week from Lee Baker, Dean of Academic Affairs of Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, and Linda Franzoni, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education in the Pratt School of Engineering, the University has not eliminated rankings solely to discourage hyper-competitive behavior. The Deans also hope to “provide [students] with more accurate and meaningful comparative information about [their] academic performance.” Although students will no longer have to confront their numerical ranking whenever they check grades on ACES, they will still have the opportunity to request their percentile ranking. We caution against giving too much weight to comparative data. If, however, the University wishes to provide students with valuable comparative information, it should


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consider ranking students within their departments and indicating the mean grade point average next to a student’s GPA on their transcript. Given grade inflation and differences in grading standards across departments, these measures would offer students meaningful information that might help them as they apply to jobs and graduate schools. Rankings will never be a perfect metric of a student’s academic ability. If they have any value at all, it is wholly instrumental. We live in a world in which graduate schools and employers need ways to differentiate among qualified applicants, and metrics like class rank can allow them to cull top students from the pack. The instrumental value afforded by class rank, however, remains less important than the value gained by embarking on a sincere search for knowledge, taking intellectual risks and privileging personal success over external validation. Education has intrinsic worth, and universities should strive not to churn out a new managerial class but to help students grow as human beings. An overly competitive academic environment threatens our ability to achieve this goal, and eliminating class rankings represents an important—albeit small— step towards creating an intellectual environment in which knowledge is valued for its own sake.

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he world is making less and less sense to me lately. I guess this is supposed to happen in college, but nonetheless, it’s disorienting. Old fundamental truths appear definitely not fundamental and perhaps not even true. But when ideas become cloudy, stories remain sharp, grounding my understanding and even my

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ethics. So today, I want to tell you one of my favorites. During my senior year of high school, I traveled to Israel to hike through the West Bank. Our first stop was a visit with some Bedouins, the nomadic, Arabic-speaking peoples who set up camps in the middle of the Judean Desert. Their camp primarily consisted of two tents atop a large, round desert hill taller than most of the others. We greeted them, a large group of varying ages wearing an odd assortment of clothes—some obviously made by them, most appearing to be donated or bartered for. No one spoke English. One man knew a few English words, and our tour guide was fluent in English and Arabic, but that was all. We passed the time by playing with the children. One little girl, maybe 5 years old, took a liking to me, likely because of my fair hair—an odd sight in this part of the world. She took my hand and pulled, very clearly commanding me to follow her away from the tent. With her leading, the two of us walked, skipped, ran, jumped through the desert. She talked for a while. Then, we traveled in companionable silence, as she communicated to me by pulling on my clothes or holding my hand or hitting me. After a while, she made it clear to me that she wished to be picked up. I obliged, liking the feeling of the little girl on my hip. We traveled for a long while in silence. I was just getting ready to let her walk herself—she wasn’t light and I wasn’t strong—before I looked down and noticed. One of her black slip-on shoes was missing. I could not take that little girl back to her parents—who had nothing and lived in the middle of a rocky desert—without a shoe and try to explain what had happened to that one man who spoke broken English. I could not do that. Meanwhile, the desert was covered with rocks, making it impossible for my friend to walk—I would have to carry her. The rocks cast small shadows, precisely the size of a little girl’s shoe. We had been walking for an hour, the majority of that time with me carrying her. The shoe could be anywhere.

We looked. I walked with her on my hip and bent to check the shadows, retracing our steps and then retracing them again. I thought about going back to camp and enlisting the help of friends, but I didn’t want anyone to notice and have to explain myself in a foreign language. I imagined adults gathering, speaking more quickly and loudly, multiple inquiring eyes trained on me. So we continued to look, the little girl on my hip. And when we didn’t find it, we just kept looking. My hip and back and whole being ached with every step, with every bend and stoop to see the desert floor more clearly. My clothes stuck to me with sweat. My face felt tight and hot, and I knew it was burned. My stomach churned uncomfortably with panic and dread. My friend became impatient, yelling in Arabic and pointing me in contradictory directions. My arms ached. My feet hurt. My back burned. We climbed. We walked, we searched, we talked but did not communicate. In desperation, I asked many questions I knew she could not answer. I don’t know how long we walked, but the sun let me know it was at least several hours. I would not give up, even with the pain that accompanied every step. But eventually the shoe shadows grew longer, and the sun crept closer and closer to the horizon. Finally, I stopped, stood in place for a long while, and tried not to cry. I stood in silence, my quiet, now-morose companion on my hip. After I had composed myself, I set off slowly back in the direction of the camp. In my head, I rehearsed saying clearly: “I’ll mail you shoes—several pairs.” But I knew there was no reasonable hope of any package reaching them, and I hated the thought of my little girl shoeless for weeks. I imagined bleeding soles, tears running down her face. Suddenly, in the next valley, she pulled on my sleeve with urgency and spoke quickly. She pointed. I ran with what little speed I could muster to a rock. Behind that rock, in one of the cursed shadows, nestled a perfectly innocent-looking little girl’s shoe. I set her down for the first time in hours and grabbed the shoe. I couldn’t help it—my eyes were wet. “Oh!” I said joyously, my chest heaving. I couldn’t ever remember being so happy. “Oh you did it! Oh you found it! Oh you dear, perfect girl—” She smiled hugely at me, laughing a little. Then she reached for my hands. I thought she was asking for her shoe, but she instead moved for my empty palm. She grasped my hand with both of hers and brought it to her chest, leaving it there. Ellie Schaack is a Trinity junior. Her column runs every other Monday.

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chanticleer-ing a path through the budget

ast year, you spent approximately $33.57 to fund The Chanticleer, and you probably didn’t even know it. The Chanticleer, better known as Duke’s student yearbook organization, has controlled an average of 21.57 percent of the total Student Activities Fee budget since 2007. That’s an

with your money, deciding what groups get what funds, for what reasons and to use for what purposes. But SOFC’s power doesn’t stop there. It also plays the role of gatekeeper, deciding who can and cannot be recognized as a student group and therefore gains access to

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’ve recently had the pleasure of witnessing firsthand the beautiful train wreck that is freshmen learning how to drink and do drugs at Duke. Clearly, no one with any knowledge has ever talked to these kids about drugs. Instead of learning about drugs from that super-SUPERsenior with dreads who majors in feelings, it is much safer to learn

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average of $103,000 each year for the last seven years. This occurs despite the fact that The Chanticleer is, by all accounts, an overproduced and unread publication. As a Chronicle article detailed just last July, boxes of Chanticleers dating back to the 1990s stack to the ceiling in a West Campus subbasement behind lock and key. Piled high and gathering dust—that’s your student activities fee hard at work, ladies and gentleman. But you have to hand it to The Chanticleer—when it comes to lobbying, there are few equals at Duke. A behemoth of an organization in terms of its monetary grasp, The Chanticleer is relatively miniscule in membership, with a mere 30 students comprising its staff. To put that in perspective, a group that accounts for less than half of a percent of the Duke undergraduate student body controls the equivalent of 878 student activities fees. Talk about subsidy. And this is a group that is, by any reasonable measure of accounting, insolvent year in and year out. But luckily for The Chanticleer, insolvency is hardly an issue where a government is concerned—be it the Duke Student Government or the United States Congress. In fact, I would say you can’t blame The Chanticleer. The group is simply trying to ascertain as much money as possible for its members and interests. No, the real problem here is with the Duke Student Government funding system and the complete lack of transparency that surrounds it. Let’s follow the money. Every semester you attend Duke you are forced to pay a Student Activities Fee. This year’s fee was $120.75. Thus, most students will pay a total of $241.50 this year, or two semesters’ worth of Student Activities Fees. This payment allows you to join groups for free and attend any events hosted on Duke’s campus. Summed up across the undergraduate population, the student activities fee has accounted for an average of $666,423 each year for the last seven years. But where does all this money go once it leaves student bank accounts? Basically, the huge pot of student activities cash is handed off to the no more than 17 students who control the Student Organization Finance Committee in Duke Student Government. How are these students selected? Well importantly, they’re not elected. They’re never presented to the student body for inspection in any way or form. Returning members are always reappointed year after year by the Senate until graduation, and all vacancies are filled solely via word of mouth and the scant few solicitations in the DSG email blast sent each Spring. Together, these unelected students play centralized economy

funding at all (as well as the ability to reserve rooms, table on the plaza and create a Duke Groups website). I learned this the hard way a year and a half ago when I applied for recognition of Duke Students for Romney. Despite the fact that Duke Democrats had already started tabling outside on the Plaza for President Obama, I was denied under the charge that the group was “unsustainable.” Even if Romney was elected, the reasoning went, the Romney group would only serve a purpose until 2016 or 2020 at the latest. Consequently, due to “lack of long term viability,” Duke Students for Romney was barred from registering voters on the Plaza and disseminating literature for weeks in September 2012. Most important, however, is the issue of accountability. Though SOFC reports to the DSG Senate, very rarely are its actions or decisions challenged by DSG senators, and almost no individual students have recourse to gather information about the rationale for its decisions. The Chronicle hardly ever publishes on the matter, and SOFC’s determinations are not supported by any publicly available documentation. Case in point, midway through the semester its website isn’t even current. Though SOFC Chair Joyce Lau confirmed via email there are 12 active SOFC members this year, only seven are currently listed on its webpage. That means you couldn’t identify and contact 42 percent of the students that control over $600,000 of students’ money if you wanted to. To add insult to injury, the 2013-2014 budget breakdown of allocated funding is completely unavailable as of the time I’m writing this (though President Stefani Jones, due to my inquiries, might have remedied this by the time my column is published). This Wednesday, the DSG Senate debates The Chanticleer’s funding in Schiano Auditorium starting at 8:00 p.m. Encourage any senator you know to vote for a massive decrease in funding. Last year, SOFC and DSG admittedly made a step in the right direction, slashing The Chanticleer’s budget from $100,000 to $74,150 and mandating that only graduating seniors receive a free copy of the yearbook. But $74,150 is still far too much of your money, and the process from start to finish is still much too shrouded in darkness. In the interest of not wasting students’ money—whether on The Chanticleer or any other number of DSG boondoggles—I’d say a restructuring is in order.

about drugs and alcohol from a nonpersonal, authoritative source. After all, our nation’s public school systems adopted this style for health and sexual education, and now MTV is on its fifth season of “Teen Mom 2.” So, through a rigorous process of laboratory testing (read: trial and error), I bring you the Mean Boy Guide to Drugs at Duke. 1. Alcohol Best put by Homer Simpson, alcohol is the beginning and end to all life’s problems. The most widely used “drug” on campus, alcohol flows better than Mac Miller’s rapping, which, in reality, isn’t that hard to do. Whether you are on West, East, Weast or god-forsaken Central Campus, alcohol is an integral modicum of self-destructive self-confidence that is both adored and abused by most everyone. It’s relatively cheap, easy to get and will thoroughly entertain a room of people if your personalities are just not cutting it. As the Good Lord stated, “Drink and be merry.” And why should we go against God? Whether you’re a green-horn excited to partake in your first shot of secondhand Aristocrat Paint Thinner or a seasoned veteran, there is always an event going on where we can treat our livers worse than Zeus did Prometheus’s. Drink on, my friends. Rating: nine handle pulls out of 10. 2. Marijuana The subject of national debate right now, marijuana is a very controversial subject at Duke as well. By controversial, I mean there’s a population of students at Duke that doesn’t smoke, and then there’s the other 90 percent that is too high to really care. Whether you are blazing at fraternity parties, casually enjoying a smoke in the quad, or taking edibles and exploring the Duke Gardens for a few hours, you can find a diverse and welcome population at Duke who would love you to meet its friend, Mary Jane. Rating: puff, puff, passes my expectations. 3. Molly/MDMA/Ecstasy Ahhh ravers, those upper middle class white kids with too much money in need of an excuse to flail to electronic music. E is typically seen more at raves and concerts around Duke than at actual campus parties, but all bets are off on LDOC. Once you get past the neon, blaring loud music and overall fascination with rubbing things, the rave crowd is a very friendly and inviting one. All they want is more people to join the party and to communicate through the universal language of music and dance…and rubbing each other while sweating profusely from stimulants. Rating: E for everyone. 4. Cocaine We’ve all seen Scarface. For better

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or worse, the cocaine scene at Duke is not nearly as cool. Rather than meeting a flashy guy in a suave jacket, you will more likely find people hunched over in a sketchy bathroom sniffing it off a grimy sink. Such is life. Those on cocaine claim to be confident, sexy and smarter than your average UNC student. In reality, they usually just act like an a-- hat, but

they are probably still smarter than your average bear, which happens to be smarter than your average UNC student. Rating: top of the line(s). 5. DXM/ Cough Syrup If you want to be cool like Lil Wayne and overdose on a product intended for sick 8-year-olds, then this is the drug for you! Dextromethorphan is the active ingredient in cough syrup and, depending on the dose taken, can range from a feeling of weightlessness to complete and utter nirvana on the seventh plateau. Warning, side effects include, but are not limited to: destroying your stomach lining, never coughing again, having a personal conversation with Vishnu and lethargy. Rating: six out of seven levels of enlightenment. 6. Mushrooms Want to see God? How about seeing God in your backyard? Try shrooms! For just the small shame of scarfing down magic fungus, you too can spend hours wandering aimlessly around the Duke Gardens to discover your spirit animal. Be careful, for shrooms can amplify whatever emotional state you are in at the moment. So while some may psych out and jam to “Dark Side of the Moon,” others may become encompassed in the emptiness of life while hiding in a makeshift blanket fort. Rating: shroom goes the dynamite! 7. Adderall Go to any high-level academic institution and you can bet there will plenty of Adderall. Adderall is a prescription drug that improves the focus and concentration of those with ADHD. When given to someone without ADHD, they become more focused, attentive and driven than a 90s studying movie montage. Adderall is the go-to study drug for those who realize too late that they haven’t actually learned anything all semester. Adderall is fantastic because it puts you on your game, it renders your appetite non-existent, and it removes your human flaws such as procrastination, bathroom breaks, hunger and selfdoubt. Rating: precisely 3.80 GPAs saved out of 4. Although my drug marathon has rendered my body maladroit and my mind at the functionality of Honey Boo-Boo’s, I want you to know that it was done as a labor of love for you, Dukies. Without your continued support, I would not be where I am today—with internal bleeding and a crippling narcotics addiction. After a drug binge of this magnitude, Mean Boy is in much need of more Adderall dealers to catch up on work because he did not major in feelings. If anyone is interested, you know where to find him.

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Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies Exciting courses for Spring 2014 For more information please contact 668-2603 AMES 118S/REL 161YS Religion and Culture in Korea This course introduces you to the dynamics of contemporary Korean religions: Shamanism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Christianity, Islam and new religions including Kimilsungism. From a global perspective, we look critically at the diverse expressions of Korean religions in popular culture, politics, economy, literature, sports, and media. You will gain a firm grasp of how contemporary Korean religions reflect Korea’s two-pronged effort, namely, to be international and at the same time to preserve its unique cultural, ethnic heritage. Professor Hwansoo Kim

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Sources of “resonance” in international cinema, especially in films from Asia and the Middle East. Aspects of film construction which conduce to intense experience for viewers. Yasujiro Ozu, Satyajit Ray, Tsai Ming-Liang, Lee Changdong, Hou Hsiao-Hsien and others. Introduction to indigenous aesthetics in India, China, Japan, Korea and the Arab World. Professor Satti Khanna

AMES 322/REL 263/ICS 323 Mystical Literature This course aims at exploring and examining the tradition of mysticism in literature of world, British, and American writers. The objective is to introduce graduate and undergraduate students to numerous genres and literary works that manifest a deep religious attitude or experience as a way of life and cross-cultural phenomenon. Professor Abdul Sattar Jawad

AMES 335/HIS 228/AMI 337/ICS 336 Chinatowns: A Cultural History Explores the intersection of space and ethnicity through the myriad ways Chinatown has circulated as memory, fantasy, narrative, myth, in the dominant cultural imagination, and how lived realities of overseas Chinese communities, Asian American history, and changing conceptions of “Chineseness” have productively engaged with real and phantom Chinatowns. Research will emphasize multi-disciplinary approaches, such as urban history, architecture, ethnography, economics; or engagement in a creative project. Professor Eileen Chow

AMES 339/REL 386 Local Islams A hands-on introduction to the Sufi, Salafi, Sunni, Shia, and Nation of Islam Muslims in the area and to the diverse locales, ethnicities, and practices of the Muslim community at large. A scholarly examination of Islam in America, African American Islam, mosque and school, interfaith and pluralism, and Islamic feminism. Includes field trips and group projects in the local community, films and literature about American Islam. Students will forge local relationships that will deepen and enrich your intellectual understanding of Islam, Muslims, and America. Professors Ellen McLarney and Abdullah Antepli

AMES 390S Serial Fictions: The Art of ‘To Be Continued...’ Seminar looking at the forms that seriality has taken: from Arabian Nights and Journey to the West, to Victorian serialists like Dickens and Conan Doyle, to daily ‘funnies’ and comics, anime and manga, contemporary genre fiction and endless movie sequels, this course will focus on diverse media (oral traditions, modern novels, cinema, soap operas, graphic novels, fanfiction, transmedial narratives, social media) that use the serial form as audience lure and aesthetic device. Professor Eileen Chow AMES 410/CULANTH 366/AMI 410 Trauma in In the aftermath of WWII, the map of Asia was radically redrawn. The old imperial powers were forced to give up most of their colonial possessions. As new nation states were established, new colonial powers sought to replace the old European powers. One of the main tools employed by the international community in carving these new political entities and in dividing areas of dominance was territorial partitioning. The latter was anything but peaceful, and exacted a high psychological toll, both individually and collectively. It was, in other words, traumatic. This course explores how this traumatic experience was represented in documentary and narrative films in Asia, from the Pacific to the Mediterranean. Professors Nayoung Aimee Kwon and Shai Ginsburg

AMES 415S/CULANTH 315S/VMS 416S/LIT 315S/ICS 415S Interethnic This course examines the cultural politics and political economies of interethnic intimacies or intercourse of and about “Asia. Literature, visual culture, and history will be read along with theories of critical race studies, gender and sexuality, postcolonialism, globalization. Topics range from missionaries and picture brides to movements of transnational capital and labor, from techno-Orientalism and “Asian exotica” to international adoptions, from virtual realities to military prostitution to interracial romance. Asks why cultural representations matter in the ways societies produce and consume objects of desire and repulsion. Professor Nayoung Aimee Kwon AMES 422S Arab Women Writers Through fiction, film, autobiography and new media, students will be exposed to the writings of women from Lebanon, Iraq, Algeria, Morocco, the Arab Gulf and Egypt. Students will consider several key questions: How do Arab women contest the notion that feminism is a Western ideology? Are Arab women’s demands for justice, freedom and equality a recent trend? How have global politics impacted the articulation of Arab women’s rights? Have the recent revolutions in the Arab world shaped a new discourse? The course will address major debates surrounding the roles of women in war, marriage, and Islamization. Professor miriam cooke

AMES 439/CULANTH 335/WOMENST430/LIT 429/AMI 439/VMS 439 Queer China This new course will examine queer-themed Chinese cultural phenomena, particularly literary and cinematic works from twentieth century China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. We will examine how the shifting configurations of identity and desire reflected in queer texts are informed by an array of socio-cultural, legal, and practical considerations. Readings will also include historical, anthropological, and sociological writings, as well as works in queer theory and gender studies. The undergraduate and graduate sections of this course will cover similar material, though the graduate section will pursue the material in more depth. Professor Carlos Rojas

AMES 482 The Arabian Nights in the West The course aims at introducing the student to the most popular world literature in the West, The One Thousand and One Nights (alf layla wa layla). This collection of Oriental frame tales captured the imagination of generations of Western readers and prominent writers. The Arabian Nights presents in both classical Arabic and vernacular- fairy tales, romances, fables, legends, parables, anecdotes, erotica, debates, and adventures in which the main narrative is embedded within a preliminary narrative. The Night’s narrative techniques have appeared in the works of other English and European writers in a steady stream up to the modern times. Professor Abdul Sattar Jawad

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Blue Devils continue tear against FSU and Miami by Amrith Ramkumar THE CHRONICLE

Cameron got crazy on Friday night and Saturday night. It wasn’t for basketball. No. 23 Duke won a thrilling showdown against No. 18 Florida State in five sets Friday at Cameron Indoor Stadium, rebounding after losing a FSU 2 tight fourth set 25DUKE 3 23 to win the final set 15-9. Less than MIA 0 24 hours later, the DUKE 3 Blue Devils swept Miami 3-0 Saturday for their ninth conference victory. With back-toback wins, Duke pushed its way ahead of the Seminoles and now holds a tiebreaker over North Carolina for first place in the ACC. “I couldn’t be more proud of the way we hung in there tonight and fought for each point,” head coach Jolene Nagel said after Duke’s win against Florida State. “Both teams played very hard, both teams were deserving of getting that win tonight. The fact that we hung in there and kept plugging away—I’m really proud of them for that. One thing that really helped us was the great crowd.” The Blue Devils (18-3, 9-1 in the ACC) got timely contributions from many players in both contests but were once again led by senior defense specialist and libero Ali McCurdy. McCurdy was honored before the Florida State (15-6, 8-2) game after becoming Duke’s career leader in digs a week ago

at Georgia Tech with 2,253. She added 26 more against the Seminoles and 15 against the Hurricanes. “We knew Florida State was a very physical team,” McCurdy said after Friday night’s contest. “We knew we needed to come out and play hard and we really did that. Throughout all of the sets, we had to make different adjustments and the team really just stuck together and got a great five-set win at home.” Many other Blue Devils stepped up against the Seminoles, including sophomore middle blocker Elizabeth Campbell, junior outside hitter Jeme Obeime and sophomore outside hitter Emily Sklar. Campbell finished with 16 kills and seven digs, Obeime finished with 13 kills, including six in the crucial third set won 25-23 by the Blue Devils, and Sklar finished with 15 kills and eight digs. Each of the Blue Devils that saw action seemed to have a hand in the victory. “That’s what we’ve had this year,” Nagel said. “At any given time, we’ve had someone able to step up for us when we’ve been successful. That’s exciting that our team is capable of doing that.” Duke began getting timely contributions early on, pulling away late in the first set to take the set 25-20 after a powerful Sklar kill. The Seminoles responded by jumping out to a 5-0 lead in the next set before the Blue Devils clawed their way back, but Duke eventually lost it 25-22. With the match tied, the team knew it had to make some adjustments. “[Florida State was] playing very scrappy,”

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Elizabeth Campbell was a force in the middle for Duke as the Blue Devils picked up two more ACC wins this weekend. McCurdy said. “Little things were dropping so we knew we needed to pick up our communication. That was really key for us. After set two, we knew we wanted to eliminate errors and keep playing our game and being the aggressor. We came out and did that.” The momentum swung back-and-forth between both teams in the fourth set, which was also decided 25-23—this time in favor of Florida State. Senior outside hitter Olivera Medic

and freshman outside hitter Izzy Carmona often leading the charge for the Seminoles. Medic finished with 14 kills, 8 of which came in the fourth set that extended the match, and 13 digs and Carmona finished with 12 kills. The Blue Devils showed their resilience in the fifth set, jumping out to a 10-4 lead and holding on to win the match on their See VOLLEYBALL, page 8




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With three potential Blue Devils sitting behind the bench, Duke took the floor for the first time against outside competition Saturday. Led by 19 points from Rodney Hood and 16 points from Jabari Parker, the Blue Devils rolled Bowie State 103-67 at Cameron Indoor Stadium. “It was exciting, getting a chance to assimilate into the season, get a chance to see different opponents instead of our own teammates during practices,” Parker said. “I think we picked it up during the second half and we came through with a big win.” In the early going, it was all Parker. He accounted for Duke’s first six points, scoring in a variety of ways. The freshman drilled his first 3-point attempt, hit 1-of-2 free throws and threw down a thunderous dunk over a Bulldog defender. After a slow start, Hood came on strong late in the first half. He finished the first half with 13 points on 4-of-6 shooting and led the Blue Devils with five rebounds. “Rodney played really well,” Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “He was so excited for this game—he was throwing up before the game not because he was sick, but because he wanted to do well.”

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Freshman Jabari Parker filled up the statsheet in Duke’s first exhibition, recording 16 points, five assists, four rebounds, four steals and three blocks. Parker and Hood also acted as distributors for the Duke offense, which passed the ball well in the first half. The Blue Devils tallied 12 assists on 16 first-half field goals, with Parker, Hood and Tyler Thornton each dishing out three apiece. “We were really good at sharing the ball,” Krzyzewski said. “I was impressed by our unseflishness. Not to say that we’re selfish, but they saw guys, our spac-

ing was really good and they looked for one another.” Bowie State kept the game close in the early going, matching Duke’s up-tempo style with transition scoring of their own. Guards Ray Gatling and Zafir Williams were able to find room to operate, slicing through Duke’s defense to dish to teammates down low, scoring 24 points in the paint in the first half and

BWS 67 38 for the game. “This game wasn’t a game that was going to define who we were as a team,” Bowie State head coach Darrell Brooks said. “We felt like it was a directional game that was going to tell us what direction we were headed in as a team. I think we passed that test.” Krzyzewski was impressed by the competitiveness of the Bulldogs, who play in Division II’s Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association. Bowie State out-rebounded Duke 17-15 in the first half. “[They’ll] give you their very best,” Krzyzewski said. “It’s their day in the sun, their day to play in a historic place against a program that’s been really good. To play against that, it’s not an offense or defense, it’s an attitude that you play against.” Behind the play of Hood, Duke was able to stretch the lead near the end of the half and went to the locker room with a 54-40 edge. But Duke’s 14-point halftime cushion could have been much larger. The Blue Devils were just 17-for26 from the free-throw line in the opening 20 minutes and finished the game 34-for-50. “We started off a little slow, but once we got into a rhythym, [we] started hitting our free throws and got to moving, it felt good,” Hood said. See M. BASKETBALL, page 8

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Record-setting day leads to 13 DUKE historic win for the blue Devils by Nick Martin THE CHRONICLE

BLACKSBURG, Va.—Duke’s upset of No. 16 Virginia Tech Saturday took a stout defensive effort and a slew of career performances, but the Blue Devils were able to walk away with a victory that made history. For a low-scoring 13-10 victory, Saturday’s contest resulted in more broken records and career-highs than any game the Blue Devils have played this season, with the all-important bowl berth being clinched as they secured their sixth victory of the season. “To be the first team in Duke history to go to back-to-back bowls is another reason why each one of us came here and each one of us put in the work,” offensive guard Dave Harding said. Cutcliffe was doused in a Gatorade bath following the game, as players celebrated the program’s first trip to a bowl game in consecutive years in 101 seasons of Duke football. “There’s a lot of history involved,” Cutcliffe said. “It is a historical victory and they should be proud of that. It is a distinct step in the right direction and it is a big step.” The win by the Blue Devils marked the first time in program history in which they defeated Virginia Tech in Blacksburg and was the first time the Blue Devils had managed a victory against the Hokies anywhere since 1984. Prior to Saturday’s contest, Duke was 0-7 in Lane Stadium. The victory was also Duke’s first win against a ranked team on the road since 1971, when thenNo.19 Duke defeated No.10 Stanford 9-3. The Blue Devils have been hot on the road this year, opening 3-0 away from Wallace Wade Stadium. “We did what we had to do to beat a team that is extremely talented and well-coached in a hostile environment,” Harding said. “It’s a huge honor and I’m so proud to be a part of it. Linebacker David Helton had the game of his career, as the junior registered a career-high 19 tackles and one pass breakup that led to Kelby Brown’s game-changing interception. DeVon Edwards, who also handles kickoff returns for Duke, made his first career start at safety and racked up a career-high 12 tackles. “We just did everything we needed to do

to win,” Brown said. “Numbers are nice and all, but they don’t matter. What matters is that one, and it’s a win.” The secondary had a big day against Virginia Tech’s Logan Thomas, as they picked off the redshirt senior four times, which marked the squad’s first four-interception performance since 2008 against Virginia. Redshirt senior cornerback Garett Patterson notched the first pick of his career and Ross Cockrell, who injured his ankle on his touchdown-saving interception, also moved into first place on Duke’s all-time pass breakups list, as his 34th broke the tie he held with John Talley. “Ross was still on the sidelines coaching us up, keeping us going, encouraging us as much as he could,” freshman cornerback Bryon Fields said. Duke held Virginia Tech scoreless in the first half, shutting its opponent out for the fourth consecutive quarter. Even after letting up 10 points in the second half, the third and fourth quarters have belonged to the Blue Devil defense this season, as they have held teams to an average of 7.8 points per game. “Being a part of a change in the program is the most amazing feeling you can have,”

Helton said. “It feels out of this world.” Special teams also came up big for Duke, as sophomore kicker Ross Martin became the first FBS kicker this season to hit two field goals from beyond 50 yards in a single game. His 51- and 53-yard field goals ended up being the deciding factor on a day that neither offense was at its best. Racking up 198 yards and going 0-for-11 on third down, Duke’s offense struggled. Quarterback Anthony Boone threw a career-high four interceptions, but the redshirt-junior recognized his team’s place in Duke football history. “If I thought about my personal performance, that might have changed the outcome of the game,” Boone said. “It’s a team game.” Even with all the records and postseason implications, Cutcliffe was adamant the victory, while sweet, was not bigger than program that he and his players have spent the past six seasons building. But he did admit that a bye week will be nice to let the players enjoy the victory. “I’m awfully glad we’ve got an open date,” Cutcliffe said. “I think everyone’s a little bit on cloud nine now. They deserve to stay up there a few days.”

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Duke’s victory in Blacksburg was the team’s first in program history and the Blue Devils’ first road win against a ranked opponent since 1971.

Ross Martin opens the scoring for Duke by booting a 51-yard field goal, the first of his two 50-yarders on the afternoon.

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Duke gets v and Coac by Daniel Carp THE CHRONICLE

After Duke’s stunning 13-10 upset against No. 16 Virginia Tech yesterday, college football pollsters are taking notice. The Blue Devils (6-2, 2-2 in the ACC) received two votes in this week’s AP Poll, putting them 12 spots out of the top 25. Duke also received eight points in this week’s USA Today Coaches Poll, sitting just eight places out of the top 25. “I’m a believer in expectations. When you go into certain circumstances when the expectations are extreme, I’m a believe that there’s a lot of times that the performance can be extreme,” Duke head coach David Cutcliffe said. “I think it’s critical that you create expectations. I want to see how we handle the expectations of November and the pressure, and we’re either going to do it really well or we’re not—there won’t be any in between.” After yesterday’s loss, the Hokies—previously ranked No. 16 in the AP Poll and No. 19 in the Coaches Poll—dropped out of the top 25. Virginia Tech still received the second-most votes for an unranked team in the Coaches Poll, garnering 53 points and sat six spots out of the top 25 in the AP Poll with 20 votes. The last time Duke received votes in college football polls was Oct. 7, 2012, when the Blue Devils jumped out to a 5-1 start after a win against Virginia.

Jeremy Cash and Dezmond Johnson combine to make a crucial stop on fourth-and-1 early in the third quarter.

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votes in AP ches polls Cutcliffe is one of the 62 FBS coaches that votes on this year’s panel as his former Blue Devil head coach Steve Spurrier, who famously would always cast a vote for Duke at the beginning of each season. By defeating Virginia Tech yesterday, the Blue Devils will go to a bowl game in back-to-back seasons for the first time in program history. It was Duke’s first win against a ranked opponent since 1994 and the team’s first road win against a ranked team since 1971. “You certainly hope you have a program that when people arrive, ultimately, they expect to win,” Cutcliffe said. “They came here because they want to win. That’s one of my dreams. I certainly want them to come because of the quality of the program.... I want really good football players to come to Duke because they expect win and want to win and want to join a winning program.” This week’s AP Poll featured three top-25 teams from the ACC. Florida State will enter next week ranked third in the country, Miami is ranked No. 7 and Clemson comes in at No. 9. Arizona State is the last team ranked in the top 25 with 133 votes. The ACC had three teams ranked in the Coaches Poll, all of which reside in the top 10. Florida State held tight at No. 3 this week, Miami remained at No. 6 and Clemson jumped up two spots to No. 8 in the nation. Notre Dame sits at No. 25 in the country, receiving 83 points this week.

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message to heart, and put together a complete game effort to stifle the Virginia Tech offense. Just looking at the postgame statistics, it remains somewhat of a mystery how Duke was able to pull off the historic upset. The Hokies dominated time of possession, holding the ball for almost 40 minutes of the game. The Blue Devils maintained possession for just 20:33, barely half the time of possession of Virginia Tech. In the second half alone, as Duke clung to a slim lead, the Hokies held the ball for more than 19 minutes, keeping the Blue Devil defense on the field for long stretches of time. Duke failed to convert on third down only once during the entire game, going 0-for-11 on third down attempts. Boone didn’t even complete a pass in the second half. The fact that the Blue Devils knocked off a ranked opponent despite these offensive numbers is a testament to the toughness and determination of their defense. “Numbers are great and all, but they don’t matter,” linebacker Kelby Brown said. “Wh at matters is that one, and that’s a win.” Lane Stadium is a hostile environment for any team to enter—Duke had never won there before Saturday. A sloppy first half by both teams’ offenses kept the crowd of more than 63,000 in check. The Blue Devil defense picked off Hokies quarterback Logan Thomas twice—including once in the end zone—continually frustrating Virginia Tech’s offense. The Hokies headed into the locker room at halftime scoreless for the first time all year, and the home fans seemed shocked at the first half’s results. Virginia Tech took the second half’s opening kickoff and began its march down the field, looking like a different team than the one that came out to start the game. The Hokies took to the ground and pounded the ball all the way to Duke’s 37-yard line, where they faced a fourthand-1. Thomas handed the ball off to tailback Trey Edmunds on the right side, but the Blue Devils stretched the play out and took down Edmunds for no gain, killing Virginia Tech’s best drive of the game to

Logan Thomas answers for Virginia Tech with a touchdown run of his own to make it a one-score game.

that point. For the rest of the half, Duke’s defense would continue to bend but not break, allowing the Hokies to rack up yardage, but making the big plays necessary to limit their scoring. Despite the defense’s valiant game-long effort, Virginia Tech scored a touchdown to cap the third quarter and the final period began to look like it belonged to the Hokies. Down just six points, Virginia Tech received the ball on its own 44-yard line after punter Will Monday shanked a punt for just 29 yards. With 5:09 left in the game and all the momentum in their favor, the Hokies looked ready march down the field and kill Duke’s upset hopes. After Virginia Tech running back J.C. Coleman took the first down handoff up the middle for a 4-yard gain, Thomas dropped back to pass on second down. With the pocket closing in around him, Thomas threw the ball short over the middle, where it was tipped in the air by Duke linebacker David Helton and grabbed by Brown. Helton jumped up in the air to catch the ball, came to the ground and took a big hit from a Virginia Tech offensive lineman. But Brown held on for the interception, effectively sealing the Duke victory. “I got hit pretty hard,” Brown said. “I was just glad to have that ball when I got up. That’s all that mattered.” The Blue Devils picked off Thomas four times on the day, made two big fourth down stops and held the Hokies to just 4.6 yards per play. When it looked like Virginia Tech was on its way to a comeback victory, the defense made huge plays to secure Duke’s biggest win of the season—one of the most important victories in program history. After the game, Cutcliffe held a somewhat unorthodox press conference—even with a small group of reporters gathered around him for an informal postgame availability, he was too excited to sit down. “I’m just not in the mood to sit,” Cutcliffe made clear before discussing the significance of the win. “The first thing I said in the locker room is, ‘that’s a historical victory that you young men just pulled off.’ They should be proud of that.”

Brandon Connette breaks a tackle and converts on fourth-and-1 to allow Duke to run out the clock and preserve the victory.

No. 3 Florida State 49, N.C. State 17 Jameis Winston just can’t be stopped. Winston kept the momentum from last week’s victory against Clemson going, completing 16-of26 passes for 292 yards and three touchdowns in Florida State’s (7-0, 5-0) easy victory over N.C. State (34, 0-4). These stats may seem average for him, but he was taken out of the game after the Seminoles opening drive in the third quarter. This game was over before the end of the first quarter, as Florida State amassed 35 points. Winston threw all three of his touchdowns in that period, along with 277 yards. The Seminoles cruised after that, scoring two more touchdowns and holding the Wolfpack to 17 points. N.C. State’s Shadrach Thornton had a strong game, rushing for 173 yards and two touchdowns. No. 7 Miami 24, Wake Forest 21 Miami (7-0, 3-0) narrowly escaped a big upset against Wake Forest (44, 2-3), pulling off a late fourth quarter comeback to take the victory. The Demon Deacons came out strong and looked poised to pull of the upset, leading 14-3 in the second quarter. The Hurricanes took a 17-14 lead with 5:36 left, but then Wake Forest took back the lead with a 44-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Tanner Price with four minutes left. Down 21-17, the Hurricanes drove down the field and capped off the drive with a touchdown from running back Duke Johnson with 53 seconds remaining. Johnson was the star performer, rushing for 168 yards and two touchdowns. Price had a strong game for the Demon Deacons, throwing for 302 yards and two touchdowns. No. 9 Clemson 40, Maryland 27 Tajh Boyd threw for 304 yards and scored two touchdowns as Clemson (7-1,5-1) rebounded from its blowout loss to Florida State and took down Maryland (5-3, 1-3) 40-27. The Terrapins kept the Tigers on edge, as they were down just six points heading into the fourth quarter, but a 5-yard touchdown run by Boyd at the start of the fourth kept Clemson on top. Sammy Watkins had a big game for the Tigers in the win, grabbing 14 receptions for 163 yards. The Tigers also got 16 points off of special teams. Wide Receiver Levern Jacobs had a big game for Maryland, with 158 receiving yards and a huge 71-yard touchdown reception. The Terrapins were sloppy with the ball, giving away four turnovers, which ultimately led to their demise. Catch up on more action from this week in ACC football at

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Duke romps Pitt in Late-game heroics give 6-goal senior sendoff Blue Devils a draw by Alex Serebransky THE CHRONICLE

It was a Senior Day to remember as the Blue Devils put in a dominant performance in a victory against Pittsburgh. Duke scored five goals in the first 25 minutes on their way to an easy 6-3 win against Pittsburgh PITT 3 Sunday at KoskinDUKE 6 en Stadium. The victory marks the Blue Devils’ fourth win in their last five games and clinches them a berth in the ACC tournament, improving the team’s NCAA tournament hopes in the process. “We needed this win, we needed to enter into the NCAA tournament and that’s what we did,” senior Kaitlyn Kerr said. “The entire team got in and played great minutes. It was an overall great team win.” The party started early for the Blue Devils (8-6-4, 5-4-3 in the ACC), as junior forward Kelly Cobb broke through the defense on a breakaway in the third minute and slotted the ball coolly into the left corner. Duke kept their foot on the gas from that point on, creating chance after chance. The second goal came less than 10 minutes later when senior Laura Weinberg received a cross from Cobb and shot it into the left corner. The goal e a r n e d Weinberg her 100th career point. Another three goals in the span of

five minutes—two from Kerr and another from Cobb—put the game out of reach. Freshman Malinda Allen added the sixth goal just before the half, storming through the midfield and putting a powerful shot past the Panther keeper for the first goal of her collegiate career. The first half was easily Duke’s most impressive half of the season, as the team’s six goals against Pittsburgh (4-131, 0-12-0) were scored off an astounding 24 shots. Cobb and Kerr were the key playmakers for the Blue Devils, creating and finishing in front of goal. “I thought they both were great,” head coach Robbie Church said. “Kaitlyn’s a very emotional young lady and the whole Senior Day was very emotional to her so I didn’t know exactly how she was going to react, but then five minutes into the match you could see how she reacted and she did some great things. Kelly was great. It was great to see her get that first goal. It was great for us moving forward since we’re going to need Kaitlyn and Kelly and the rest of [the team] as we go forward.” Pittsburgh came out stronger in the second half, t h w a r t i n g Duke’s offensive attempts and creating a few chances for themselves. The Panthers got on the board with 10 minutes left on an own goal where Blue Devil freshmen Lizzy Raben had a miscommunication with goalkeeper Ali Kershner and See W. SOCCER, page 7

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For 86 minutes Friday, Duke’s postseason hopes were on life support. But despite Wake Forest’s attempts to force them to go out quietly, the Blue Devils still have a pulse. Down two goals WF 2 with less than four DUKE 2 minutes to play, Duke miraculously battled back with goals 44 seconds apart from Will Donovan and Luis Rendon to force a 2-2 tie against the No. 15 Demon Deacons on Senior Night Friday at Koskinen Stadium. “It shows the spirit in our team,” head coach John Kerr said. “It was senior night and we just weren’t going to give up. And we thought we were hard done in... and we reacted in a real positive way and refused to lose. I love our team spirit.” For much of the second half, Duke (6-4-6, 1-3-5 in the ACC) faced an uphill battle trying to climb out of a one-goal deficit against defensively-sound Wake Forest (8-3-5, 5-0-4) squad, which came into the contest having surrendered just nine goals in eight ACC matches. Despite a 61st-minute set piece from Duke captain Sean Davis that was inches from nestling in the upper right corner, the Demon Deacons were relatively unthreatened. In the final seven minutes, the Blue Devils sprang back to life. In a desperation maneuver by Kerr, Zach “Chachi” Mathers was moved from his position of centerback into an attacking role. Immediately, he pressured the Wake Forest defense, putting himself in a battle for an aerial ball against Sam Fink


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and goalkeeper Andrew Harris. Mathers leaped and headed the ball into the vacant net, right before being clobbered by Harris. As the Duke faithful cheered and Mathers writhed in pain, referee Brent Sorg frantically waved his arms to quell the celebration. Mathers was called for the foul. “The ref said he pushed the guy before he headed it,” Kerr said. “And I didn’t see that.” Less than two minutes later, the stands were silent as Harkes broke free on the left wing and delivered another inch-perfect cross that Luca Gimenez directed past Duke goalkeeper Alex Long. With 4:26 remaining in the game, the home squad was just about flatlining. The team immediately bombed forward and earned a corner, and Mathers’ service snuck through to senior right back Will Donovan, who found a gap in the closing defense to slide the ball into the net to cut his team’s deficit in half. Sensing a tight Wake Forest squad, Duke immediately got back to business, with Mathers and Palodichuk working to win the ball in the midfield and feed a streaking Brody Huitema down the right wing. Huitema’s cross skirted across the face of goal to sophomore Luis Rendon, who coolly deposited the ball past Harris. Both Donovan’s and Rendon’s goals were their first of the season. “I really can’t remember that much of [the second goal], I just remember a cross and it just came right to my feet,” Rendon said. “I didn’t know it was coming, but I just tapped it in. Slow-motion from there—I know it was a huge game See M. SOCCER, page 7


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Blue Devils are now 2-0-4 in their past six contests, an unbeaten streak stretching back to Oct. 1, and they don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. Still fighting to make the top eight in the ACC and reach the conference tournament, the Blue Devils now sit in ninth place—just a point out of the final spot in the tournament field. Duke will wrap up its conference schedule with road matches against Pittsburgh and Clemson. “I’m very proud of our team and our spirit and our resilience and our refusal to lose,” Kerr said. “The next day is the next day and we keep moving forward.”

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headed the ball into her own net. Pitt added two more goals in the last six minutes, but it was too little, too late and Duke hung on for an easy victory. It was an emotional day for the Blue Devils, as Duke honored its eight seniors with a pregame ceremony. Kerr also sang the National Anthem in front of full crowd at Koskinen Stadium. This group represents the most successful group of seniors under Church in terms of wins, and led Duke to the national championship game in 2011. “What a powerful senior group,” Cobb said. “Not only are they amazing players, but they’re amazing people on and off the field. They’re leaders in the community and on the pitch. We’ll miss them a lot and I can’t even say enough about each and every one of them.” Duke faces its final test of the regular season next week against North Carolina, and a win against the Tar Heels would assure them a stronger seed in the ACC tournament. “We enjoy going over to Carolina, they’re the bar of woman’s college soccer,” Church said. “You want to be the best you’ve got to play the best. We’ll go over there and play hard. We’ve got a lot of work to do between now and then to figure out exactly how we’re going to play. It’s going to be a great challenge. “

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for us, and I just went nuts.” It was no mistake that Mathers—the man who’d been knocked down just minutes prior—was able to get up quickly and have a hand in both goals. “He’s the heart and soul of our team—he’s the spirit that we look for, and he’s hard as nails,” Kerr said. “He’s unbelievably reliable and he’ll play any position—whether it’s up front, in the midfield, or in the back—he gets the job done.” In the overtime periods, Wake Forest had the best chance of both teams to score the golden goal. In the final minute of the first overtime, the referee pointed to the spot as Gimenez was tripped up by Long in a pursuit for the ball. Luckily for the Blue Devils, the assistant referee had marked Gimenez offside prior to the foul, which negated the penalty. “It was a wicked ending to the game and a very difficult overtime period, but I think at the end of the day, it was a fair result,” Kerr said. In the first half, despite matching the Demon Deacons shot-for-shot, the Blue Devils found themselves a goal down at the break. This time, Duke’s old friend—the set piece—turned into its foe, as Wake Forest finally popped the Blue Devils’ defensive bubble in the 20th minute off of an Ian Harkes free kick. Harkes brought the service to the far post, Fink centered the ball and striker and leading scorer Sean Okoli polished off the sequence with a volley

to give Wake Forest the lead. Despite being unable to convert on a left-footed strike in the first half and being shut out thus far in the season, Rendon didn’t lack confidence on his late chance, tapping the ball home with steeled nerves. “I know it’s been coming,” Rendon said. “I’ve been trying to take shots, as many as I can, all season, and I’m just happy I got my first goal and helped out this program.” Duke—playing its seventh overtime match of the season—maintained its undefeated 1-0-6 record in extra time. The


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second match point 15-9 in front of highly touted basketball recruits Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor and a sizable crowd. The Blue Devils dominated the Hurricanes (13-7, 6-4) on Saturday night despite the short turnaround, 25-14, 25-18 and 25-20 led by McCurdy, Obeime and Sklar. Obeime had 13 kills and Sklar tied a career-high with 20 kills to hand the Hurricanes their fourth consecutive loss in conference play after they won their first six conference games. “[We’re] excited to get this one,” said head coach Jolene Nagel following the Miami game. “Miami has some tremendous athletes and they’ve played really well against us over the past few years. Emily [Sklar] and Jeme [Obeime] have been doing a great job for us all year. We’ve made some improvements in other areas, and I think that’s actually taken the pressure off our outsides and allowed them to be more successful.” Duke now has won 13 of its last 14 games and is tied atop the ACC with No. 14 North Carolina by virtue of the Tar Heels’ wins over Maryland and Pittsburgh this weekend. The Blue Devils beat the Tar Heels in straight sets two weeks ago and will try to remain undefeated at home this season in home contests against Syracuse and Boston College next Friday and Saturday. “To be at home and have the first set go like that, it gave our team confidence,” Nagel said after the Miami game. “What I liked is that our team didn’t relax and stop playing defense or stop blocking. We did a good job of maintaining that intensity throughout the match.”

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In the second half, Duke pulled away from the Bulldogs, led by Parker and sophomore Amile Jefferson. Each scored six points in the first 10 minutes of the second half. “In the second half, they turned it up another notch,” Brooks said. “They went up another level on the elevator and we missed that elevator. For a five or six minute stretch, they really forced us out of running our offense.” Jefferson and freshman Matt Jones each added 15 points for the Blue Devils. Krzyzewski emphasized that the transition to the up-tempo system is still a work in progress, but said he liked what he saw Saturday. “The older guys are learning, and they don’t teach as much,” Krzyzewski said. “When you have older guys who have played a system that you’ve played, they can help the younger guys make adjustment. We’re all learning this new, faster way of playing.” Defensive tenacity was another key for the Blue Devils, who played man-toman full court pressure for the entire game. Duke forced Bowie State into 15 first-half turnovers, converting them into 14 points. The Blue Devils faced similar pressure from the Bulldogs, but handled it well, committing just nine turnovers for the game. In the second half, the always-scrappy Thornton stole an inbounds pass under the Duke basket and flipped it to Jones with one hand for a lay-up. Thornton then stole the ensuing inbounds pass

as well, leading to a pair of Duke free throw attempts. An aggressive Marshall Plumlee had a strong showing in the second half for the Blue Devils, The redshirt sophomore had two emphatic blocks, and drew three fouls on Bulldog defenders on limited touches down low. He hit five of the resulting six free throws, and dropped in a smooth jump hook, finish-


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Rodney Hood led the way for the Blue Devils with 19 points as Duke downed Bowie State in its first exhibition contest of the season.

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