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after seven years at the helm of the nicholas school of the environment, Dean Bill Chameides will leave the school in a new place—literally. Chameides plans to step down as dean on June 30, 2014, shortly after the scheduled March opening of the Duke environmental hall. The new building—currently under construction—will house the nicholas school once completed. Chameides said he feels comfortable stepping down now given that he has accomplished many of his initial goals. “The school’s in really good shape and we’re moving in a really wonderful direction,” Chameides said. “This is a better time to have a change in leadership than to wait until closer to the end of my term when things...start treading water with the recognition that a change is coming up.” prasad Kasibhatla, associate professor of environmental chemistry and senior associate dean for academics at the nicholas school, noted that Chameides’ major contribution as dean has been the addition of the new building. “getting the new building is critical for bringing our faculty together in one place,” Kasibhatla said. “That’s really been his legacy—creating a signature building that emphasizes Duke’s commitment to sustainability.” Upon his arrival in 2007, Chameides sought to strengthen the school across several different disciplines. in addition to the new building, Chameides made it his goal to unify the three divisions of the nicholas school— Marine science and Conservation, earth and ocean sciences and environmental sciences and policy. as dean, Chameides encouraged meetings across departments and helped set up interdisciplinary research groups around common themes such as water and energy. See CHAMEIDES, page 6

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Students tenting out for theDuke v. Michigan game make s’mores and try to stay warm by the fire in K-ville.

a new reclamation pond near erwin Road is expected to lower Duke’s environmental footprint once it is completed next summer. The pond will not only provide a preliminary filtration for the school’s storm runoff, but also a standby reservoir for dangerous drought situations. Resources from the pond will also be available for use in the water chilling plant, which could help provide east Campus with more air conditioning. “it’s going to provide water for the campus used for the air conditioning, but also it will improve water quality going into the Jordan River reservoir,” said Curt Richardson, director of the Duke wetland Center and professor of resource ecology of the nicholas school of the environment. “and it will also provide some educational and scientific possibilities with the effects of creating waterholding areas.” The pond will save 100 million gallons of potable water a year, said sarah Burdick, See POND, page 6

penn pavilion traffic shows limited growth by Hayley Trainer The ChRoniCLe

The penn pavilion still faces the challenge of getting more customers, as its popularity increased slowly throughout the semester. The pavilion is currently serving between 1,500 to 1,700 people per day, said Director of Dining services Robert Coffey, which is approximately the same as in september. Duke Dining’s goal for the pavilion is to serve 2,000 people per day. in an effort to increase customer interest, Duke Dining has implemented several student suggestions, including adding more selections to the salad bar and providing daily specials. “we are here to serve the students and Duke

community and want to engage in conversations with the Duke community to ensure we are providing a program customers are desiring,” Coffey said. “we have heard some very positive feedback from students on the changes and additions we have been making.” Coffey also noted that Duke Dining is planning to continue to tweak the pavilion’s services in response to feedback from Duke student government and Duke University student Dining advisory Committee, as well as from individual students. The biggest challenge facing the pavilion is the limited kitchen and serving space compared to the great hall, said DUsDaC co-Chair Chris

Taylor, a senior. he noted that the pavilion staff has also had limited time to be trained and to adjust to the new equipment. “This [challenge] made it take a little longer for the pavilion to find its groove, but i think the workers have adjusted,” Taylor said. “The pavilion has done well at handling the same number of customers as the great hall, even with less kitchen and serving space.” Daniele armaleo, a regular customer at the pavilion, said he enjoys the ambiance more than that of the great hall. “The atmosphere is better simply because See PENN, page 6

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dUsdaC final meeting tackles future of food truck locations by Tim Bai

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The Duke University student Dining advisory Committee held its last meeting of the semester Monday night to reflect on the changes to dining and the experiences of different vendors. To increase its popularity, the penn pavilion stationed a grill in front of the closed-off arches for students on the first day back from Thanksgiving Break. in addition to providing free food, the grill directed students to the pavilion where free T-shirts, coupons and prizes were given out. Robert Coffey, director of dining services, said that the event was fairly successful. Coffey also announced that students would be able to pass through the Flowers building next to the Bryan Center plaza, which will not be closed during west Union renovations. “it’s going to remain open,” Coffey said. “it’s not supposed to be, but that was a last minute decision, from what i was told, that happened last wednesday.” senior Chris Taylor, co-chair of DUsDaC, brought up the possibility of placing food carts near the Flowers building, though the committee believed that the amount of traffic received by that walkway would affect future discussions. additionally, Coffey mentioned that au Bon pain expressed concerns that its cart on the plaza has caused a reduction in business at its Bryan Center location. Coffey said the cart, which was built by Duke Dining, may be replaced by the greek Devil cart, which has been struggling somewhat with sales recently. Committee members then shared updates on other vendors. Twinnie’s Café has been very successful this semester while Blue express has seen less business. The humble pig food truck showed interest in placing a truck on Central Campus during lunchtimes, while Baguettaboutit wanted to start a rotation on east Campus. Members questioned the amount of student traffic to the campuses during the day, as well how it would impact permanent vendors on campus. Both Twinnie’s and the Divinity school Refectory have been concerned about

the presence of food trucks, and though Food Factory and grace’s Café had strong business this semester, DUsDaC members said these vendors would not be pleased with food trucks coming to Central Campus. Barbara stokes, assistant director of dining services, voiced similar concerns with the placement of these food trucks on Central. “Do we cannibalize some of that business when they are so successful right now?” stokes said. “[These vendors] would not like a food truck over there.” Taylor noted that lunch trucks have had varied success. given the recent closings of major walkways, Taylor was also interested in seeing if this redirected student traffic would improve food truck business during lunch. But Taylor shared stokes’ concerns about food trucks on Central. “our lunch trucks are doing well under 100 sales a day,” Taylor said. “we can think about it for the future, but it seems like a food truck on Central will not work right now.” other updates included Trinity Café expanding its menu with a hot sandwich program and Merchants-on-points vendors expressing interest in holding a joint event in the Bryan Center for the next semester. Merchants-on-points vendors also told committee members that they would like more students to follow them on social media. smith warehouse Café has had trouble drawing students and staff, and Taylor encouraged members to get the café to expand its menu and have offerings similar to the saladelia Cafe at the sanford school of public policy. Taylor said the committee will increase its contact with vendors and continue to work on its promotion of weekly dining deals for students in the coming semester. overall, Taylor believed that DUsDaC has had a rather productive semester in spite of all the changes since the summer. “There haven’t been too many rants on Fix My Campus that we haven’t been able to survive, so it looks like we’re doing well so far,” Taylor said.

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Since receiving its status as a recognized student group at the Sept. 25 meeting of Duke Student Government, the leaders of the Black Men’s Union have been working to solidify their place as leaders on campus. President of external affairs Bradford Ellison, a sophomore, and co-presidents of internal affairs Marcus Montano, a sophomore, and Kwesi Hinson, a junior, hope the organization will serve as a resource to the young black men of the Duke community. The Chronicle’s Carleigh Stiehm sat down with Ellison to discuss the future of the new organization. The Chronicle: For those students who do not know, what is the Black Men’s Union? Bradford Ellison: The Black Men’s Union in general is a group that is dedicated to ensuring that black men are an integral part of the Duke University community, and essentially what that means is we want to make sure black men remain involved across campus in a wide variety of activities and organizations. But, we also want to ensure that numbers are up, so Duke doesn’t get complacent with the high diversity that’s here already. There are no women at this time, but an idea that we are dedicated to and something that’s written in our constitution is that anyone is welcome to be part of the group. simply that person has to be dedicated to making black men integral community members. we simply want to make sure that we maintain an active member of the community. any person dedicated to the means of making black men integral community members are welcome in the group. By no means is this a group that is reactive. we are not founding this group because something bad was going on. in fact, we are all pleased by Duke, and we love our experience here at Duke. But our mission is to make sure Duke is never complacent. and to make sure administration is on its toes to know that it can’t say ‘well we are leading diversity

right now’ or ‘we have produced enough successful black men’—then need to continue to find new and dynamic ways to continue producing black men. Duke, you are doing a great job—we just don’t want you to be complacent. TC: Can you describe the process of how the group was founded? BE: The idea of the union was brought up last Fall and at that time it was called Black Men at Duke and essentially we were just meeting one or two times a semester to decide what we were going to be and what our mission would be. we sat down and we decided that we want the Black Men’s Union to become more of a force, so we were emailing all summer and working from all over the country corresponding and brainstorming... when we returned in the Fall, we had a general body meeting and following that, we met with soFC and became a recognized group. TC: what makes this group different from others—like the Black student association? BE: First, we wanted to make sure that we were independent of Bsa, and that was for the simple reason that Bsa is essentially an umbrella organization, and because it has such a wide grasp over most things multicultural at Duke, we wanted to be able to have more spontaneous action. Because we are independent, we are able to take action a little quicker. if there was an incident tomorrow in the news, we would be able to just make a meeting. Because we are independent and because we are focused on black men, we are better able to come up with topics that are more geared towards black men’s issues. which maintain better attendance because guys will feel like it really matters to them. By narrowing our approach, we are more effective in that way. There have certainly been many groups

focusing on black males in the past at Duke. By no means are we the first. one thing that sets us apart from those groups is that we are recognized by the University. Because of that, they didn’t have the funding to put on events or the proper administrative support to facilitate discussions. we are also extremely dedicated to working with the admissions department. That is a core mission of ours. when Bsai comes around, or just in general when young black men visit Duke University, we want to let them know our university has really worked to make this a diverse community. This is why on our college searches, when we were looking at places like stanford and harvard or even the hBCUs like Morehouse and howard, why the Duke community—specifically the Duke black community—is such a special experience and opportunity for those students. we want to make sure that black students remain an integral part of the Duke community and that the community grows ever more diverse. TC: what are your goals for the group? BE: Broadly, what we hope to do in the next semester is host at least two discussions around the black male experience at Duke— that might be anywhere between the realms of academically, socially, what does it mean to be a black Duke student outside of Duke’s walls. These discussions will further connect our members and further promote dialogue. of course Bsai weekend, we hope to be visible in a way never before seen at a Bsai. we want to make a strong impression on the prospective male students visiting that weekend, and we want to sell that Duke University is the best undergraduate experience that anybody can have, especially for a young black man. if there is ever an event that happens, in the Duke community or the larger news, we could host discussions about that.


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Obama pledges up to $5 billion to infectious-diseases fund by Ariana Eunjung Cha The washington post

WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama on Monday pledged to give up to $5 billion to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria over the next three years, saying an “AIDS-free generation” may be within reach. The pledge represents $1 billion more than the United States committed during the previous round of funding in 2010, when Obama faced criticism for not doing enough and setting a bad example that gave other countries an excuse to limit their donations. The $5 billion contribution, the amount activists asked for, will be met if other countries commit to giving $10 billion as per a 1-to-2 funding ratio set by Congress. “We’re making progress,” Obama said at a White House event marking World AIDS Day, which was Sunday. “But we’re all here today because we know how much work remains to be done.” Britain, Denmark, Sweden, Canada, Germany and France also announced separately that they had raised their contributions to the Global Fund, which was created in 2002 to coordinate international efforts to fight infectious disease in low-income countries. It now provides more than 20 percent of resources for HIV treatment and prevention. The announcements represent a redoubling of global efforts to fight AIDS. Despite billions spent on research in the 34 years since the virus was recognized, a vaccine has eluded scientists, and efforts to stop the spread of the disease through preventive measures, such as microbial gels, have been unexpectedly challenging. One million Americans are living with AIDS today. In his remarks, Obama said “we need to keep focusing on investments to communities that are still being hit hardest, including gay and bisexual men, African Americans and Latinos. We need to keep up the fight in our cities, including Washington, D.C., which in recent years has reduced diagnosed infections by nearly half. And we’re going to keep

pursuing scientific breakthroughs.” “We will win this battle, but it is not over yet,” he concluded. In announcing the additional funds on Monday, White House officials outlined a multipronged approach to fighting AIDS. On the research front, the National Institutes of Health will redirect $100 million to advance study into new generation therapies to develop an HIV cure. In terms of public health, Health and Human Services Secretary Katherine Sebelius announced a campaign to get all pregnant women in the United States screened for HIV. Obama has been under pressure in recent months from U.S. lawmakers and activists and public health leaders worldwide to do more to fight the global pandemic. In early November, a bipar-

tisan group of 40 lawmakers urged him to double support for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a program strongly supported by former President George W. Bush that has provided treatments for millions of people infected with HIV in Africa. Bush put $15 million into the program, but U.S. funding has fallen since his tenure. Some of the funding shortfall over the years has been made up from private sources, largely from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which on Monday pledged to give up to an additional $500 million in matching funds to the Global Fund. The foundation run by the Microsoft co-founder and the world’s richest man has contributed $1.4 billion to the global program in total. The largest chunk — $750 million — was donated last year as an emergency measure to

keep AIDS drugs programs afloat as support from governments dwindled amid the economic downturn. Since it was founded in 1997, the Gates Foundation has become one of the most influential players in global health care, disbursing 17 percent of the world’s funds for research and development. The NIH, in comparison, provides 36 percent. In an interview with a small group of reporters at the NIH with director Francis Collins on Monday morning, Bill Gates said that his foundation is matching donations from private sources such as the proceeds from a recent red auction in New York that brought in $13 million and a $65 million donation from a philanthropist from Indonesia. “We’re encouraging new types of people to get in,” he said. Gates said that to defeat killers like AIDS it’s important to fund both the biomedical side and the “delivery side”— the role the Global Fund plays in taking new treatments to communities. “If you want to get scientists to discover things, they have to see that there is money for it to delivered,” Gates said. “Otherwise there’s no reason to do the discovery.”

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Within the school, Chameides is known for his attention to faculty development. A total of 28 new hires were made during his term, introducing a younger generation of faculty to the Nicholas School. “He has been really supportive of new faculty and young faculty,” said Jim Heffernan, assistant professor of ecosystem ecology and ecohydrology. “He’s in touch with us. We have regular meetings with him as a group where the young faculty sit down and talk about issues that come up in research and teaching.” But Chameides has been instrumental in guiding not just faculty members but also graduate students. After instituting new certificates with a focus on environmentalism and entrepeneurship, Chameides noted the Nicholas School saw an increase in number of graduates entering corporate and private sector jobs—from 7 percent to nearly 40 percent. Chameides said that the most challenging aspect of deanship was having to react to a sometimes overwhelming array of issues on a daily basis. He credits the University, however, for allowing him the autonomy to take risks and try new ideas to improve the school. Along with the Duke Environmental Hall, Chameides also worked with the Marine Lab to secure support for a new research building in Beaufort. The Orrin Pilkey Marine Science and Conservation Genetics Center is scheduled to open Jan. 2014. “There’s been much more interaction and engagement among the faculty, especially from the marine lab across to the main campus,” said Cindy Van Dover, director of Duke University Marine Laboratory. “We’ve worked on trying to engage undergraduates and bring them to the marine lab.” One highlight Chameides noted was the 2009 institution of the annual LEAF Award

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for Lifetime Environmental Achievement in the Fine Arts. Notable recipients of the honor include Robert Redford, Barbara Kingsolver and, most recently, Alexander McCall Smith. “That is his passion,” Kasibhatla said. “It’s a transformative thing that has happened in our school. The creation of the LEAF Award, the more central place of the arts—we have an environmental art gallery in our new building. In a liberal arts university, I think that has been an amazing thing.” Prior to assuming the role of dean, Chameides worked as chief scientist at the Environmental Defense Fund, an environmental advocacy group based in New York. “While I was there, I ran into a lot of young people who were doing incredible work and really making a difference,” Chameides said. “I asked them where they got their education, and almost [every] person said the Nicholas School of the Environment. Ultimately, I decided that the biggest impact I could have is working in this program and helping those students find their way out into the world.” One major issue the next dean will face is the growing importance of digital and online technologies, Chameides said. He added that the school already offers an online master’s program, and for that to be successful, the Nicholas School must integrate online education without allowing it to become disruptive. As for his own future, Chameides plans on spending a year away from Durham to work on various writing projects. He intends to then return to the Nicholas School as a faculty member. “This has been without question the most challenging, most intense and most enjoyable job I’ve ever had,” Chameides said. “Wonderful experience, wonderful people. I really treasure the relationships I’ve made, both with the faculty and our board members and with our students.”


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of the architecture,” said Armaleo, associate professor of the practice of biology. “I tend to come here more frequently than I did to the Great Hall—I think it was just too constrained and noisy.” Freshman Arielle Kahn said she has started having lunch at the Pavilion because of its newly expanded salad bar. She also noted that it seems cleaner and less crowded than other eateries on campus. “It’s a lot better than Marketplace,” Kahn said. “I really like that it has such a big selection. I’ll definitely come here a lot next year.” Despite the improvements, sophomore Ben Balin said he believes that the Pavilion is still struggling to meet its customer count goals due to its non-central location. “It’s kind of out of way—I only come here once in a while,” Balin said. “If people consistently come here, it may become a thing.” Looking toward next semester, Taylor said students can look forward to more improvements in the services offered by the Pavilion, and dissatisfied students should offer suggestions. “[Duke Dining is] constantly looking for more suggestions, and they are constantly asking us for more suggestions and input,” Taylor said. “We hope that it will continue to improve and become more popular, as this will reduce the strain on other vendors.”


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director of administration and special projects for Facilities Management. It will also benefit storm water that leaves campus. “Currently the stream that runs through the area is a major storm water outflow for campus and there is no treatment to the water before it leaves campus,” Burdick wrote in an email Nov. 26. “The pond will allow for a natu-

ral cleaning of this storm water.” Facilities Management has planned for the reclamation pond for five years, during which they have acquired 15 different permits from agencies such as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the State of North Carolina and the City of Durham. “In 2007 Durham experienced a severe drought—it got so bad that Durham had less than 60 days of water available,” Burdick said. “So the planning process began in 2008 as a response to that drought.” Facilities Management worked with the Nicholas School and the biology department to ensure that the landscape will adapt with the different climates throughout the year. “I think the biggest challenge will be to maintain the wetland water communities because the water table in that pond will go up and down several feet as they draw water out, especially in the summer time,” Richardson said. “It’s hard to determine exactly how well the plants will survive.” The reclamation pond will also have other recreational and educational benefits, such as taking environmental science and biology classes to the pond to learn about the unique ecology of wetlands. “It will be a recreation amenity for everyone on campus,” Burdick said. “It includes a boardwalk, amphitheater and walking trails.” The pond will also help provide the infrastructure to give East Campus air conditioning, since Duke uses a chilled water system for cooling. “The chilled water leaves the plant, and goes to each building on campus and into the air handling equipment and cools the buildings. The water returns to the plant for reuse,” Burdick said. “The water from the pond will not be the water that is sent to the buildings to cool the air but will be used during the process at the plant to make that chilled water. The pond water is used in the process, not the product of chilled water.”


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When the AP rankings were released Monday afternoon, Duke found itself slotted at No. 10, barely stretching its run of consecutive appearances in the top 10 to 118 weeks. Tuesday night, the Blue Devils will attempt to continue another lengthy streak. In a battle of the only two-loss teams in the AP top 25, Duke will play host to No. 22 Michigan at Cameron Indoor Stadium in the 15th installment of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, seeking its 107th consecutive nonconference home win. Freshman Jabari Parker and redshirt sophomore Rodney Hood will carry the offensive load for much of the season. The formula for beating a ranked opponent— something Duke is yet to do this season— calls for a more balanced scoring attack. Although he ended up with 19 points, Parker endured the first rough shooting night of his Duke career Friday night in a 72-66 loss to then-No. 4 Arizona. Parker was just 7-for-21 from the field, and apart from from Rodney Hood —who finished with 21 points—his teammates were unable to pick up the slack. In Duke’s other loss this season against then-No. 5 Kansas, Parker was magnificent while

The team that was picked to finish dead last in the Coastal Division landed four players on the All-ACC first team. The Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association announced its all-conference teams Monday, revealing that a program-record 11 Duke players had received All-ACC recognition. The Blue Devils’ representation is headlined by linebacker Kelby Brown, safety Jeremy Cash, cornerback Ross Cockrell and wide receiver Jamison Crowder, all of whom received first-team honors. Guard Laken Tomlinson and defensive end Kenny Anunike were named to the second team, along with Crowder, who received additional recognition for his work on special teams. Tight end Braxton Deaver, tackle Perry Simmons, punter Will Monday and kick returner DeVon Edwards were named to the AllACC third team. Kicker Ross Martin was named an honorable mention. Brown was the leading vote-getter among all ACC linebackers, racking up 101 tackles in 11 game this season and ranking second in the conference with 9.2 tackles per contest. The redshirt junior also has recorded 8.5 tackles for a loss, a sack, two forced fumbles, two

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Blue Devils to host NCAA tournament opener by Ryan Hoerger THE CHRONICLE

Last year, Duke missed the postseason for the first time in eight seasons. The 11 returning members of last year’s team wanted to change that. They did—in a big way. Duke won the ACC championship and earned the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA tournament with a five-set victory against North Carolina Friday. Sunday, the tournament field was announced, and the Blue Devils got a reward for their labor. Duke will host the first two rounds of the tournament this weekend at Cameron Indoor Stadium. “The team has been very driven since we missed out [last season],” Duke head coach Jolene Nagel said. “That left a bad

taste in our mouth, and it was a motivating factor for the kids that were here last year.” Duke (27-4, 18-2 in the ACC) was awarded the No. 16 overall seed by the NCAA selection committee, and will face College of Charleston in the opening round of the tournament Friday at 7:30 p.m. The winner of that match will face the winner of the Georgia-American matchup Saturday night for the right to advance to the Sweet 16. Nagel said the team, which watched the announcement together Sunday night, did not celebrate the news for long. Soon after, players began pouring over the brackets in a business-like manner, looking at what See VOLLEYBALL, page 12


The Blue Devils topped North Carolina on the final day of the regular season to capture the ACC crown and earn homecourt advantage for the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament.



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Hood struggled. “We put ourselves in a position to win, we’ve got to figure out how to finish those games and make the big plays at the right times,” Duke associate head coach Steve Wojciechowski said. “We need guys to step up. We’re getting some outstanding production from both Jabari and Rodney, and I think Quinn [Cook] has done a good job as the third guy, but I think we need to get production from other places.” During its four-game homestand prior to heading to New York for the final rounds of the NIT Season Tip-off last week, the Blue Devil offense lit up the scoreboard, averaging 90.5 points per game. But just before leaving for the Big Apple, the Blue Devils (6-2) surrendered 90 points—50 of them in the paint—to an offensively-challenged Vermont team, squeaking out a one-point victory. Duke appeared to get some things ironed out on the defensive end at Madison Square Garden, but the offense came back to earth, at times sputtering against the athleticism of Alabama and Arizona. The defensive resurgence was led by the insertion of senior captains Tyler Thornton and Josh Hairston into the starting lineup, which Wojciechowski said gives Duke better communication and heightened intensity, intangibles that don’t show up in the boxscore. “Tyler and Josh are two of our better fighters, so right away when they’re on the court we’re a more competitive team in terms of attitude and a sense of urgency,” Wojciechowski said. “Our guys were locked in. Not just relying on outscoring people, which was a mindset that we might have had at times earlier in the season, [making] a concerted effort to defend.” Coming off last season’s trip to the national championship game, the Wolverines (5-2) haven’t always played up to their potential this season. Sophomore forward Mitch McGary headlines an imposing Michigan frontcourt, but has been limited early this season as he works back to full strength following preseason back surgery.

Despite reduced minutes, McGary has been an efficient force in the paint, averaging 8.2 points and 7.8 rebounds per contest. Wojciechowski lauded McGary’s motor and ability to will plays on the court, as well as the forward’s versatility to shoot, pass and dribble at 6-foot-10. The Wolverines also have potent scoring threats on the wings, despite losing the explosive backcourt duo of Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway, Jr. to the NBA. Sophomore Caris LeVert has filled in for the departed Hardaway, Jr., averaging 13.9 points per game. Classmate Nik Stauskas has stepped up his scoring load, leading Michigan at 20.3 points per contest and shooting a 47.4-percent clip from beyond the arc. “He’s a very tough cover, he’s an outstanding 3-point shooter, and he can put the ball on the floor, create and make plays,” Wojciechowski said of Stauskas. “He’ll be one of our toughest assignments of the entire year.” Duke will also be severely undersized at the guard positions—Stauskas, LeVert and freshman Zak Irvin are all 6-foot6, and swingman Glenn Robinson III is 6-foot-6 as well. Michigan’s size will present some challenges for Duke’s defense, especially in rebounding and contesting outside shots. In their two other meetings with top-25 opponents this season—losses to the Jayhawks and Wildcats—the Blue Devils lost the battle on the glass by a combined 23 rebounds. The Wolverines average 40 rebounds per game, so Duke will have to turn a solid team effort on the glass to prevent second-chance opportunities. The coaching staff was satisfied with Duke’s rebounding efforts against a pair of athletic teams in New York, but saw room for improvement heading into a showdown with a physical Big Ten squad. “Michigan is an outstanding rebounding team, so we will continue to emphasize that we need to get better at [defensive rebounding],” Wojciechowski said. “That doesn’t fall on any one person’s shoulders, we just need to become a better team-rebounding team. That’s what we’re working on.”


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JABARI PARKER 23.0 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 1.8 bpg JOSH HAIRSTON 2.3 ppg, 1.9 rpg RODNEY HOOD 20.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 59.1 3FG% TYLER THORNTON 2.9 ppg, 2.5 apg, 1.4 spg QUINN COOK 13.4 ppg, 6.0 apg, 2.6 spg

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(Projected lineups, statistics from 2013-14 season) The Blue Devils are getting DUKE MICH outrebounded on the season 78.1 PPG: 87.0 and Michigan is one of the 61.0 PPG DEF: 73.8 FG%: stronger rebounding teams 52.1 44.3 3PT%: in the nation. Mitch McGary 43.2 36.5 FT%: is continuing to get healthier 72.9 72.1 RPG: 39.6 32.6 and it shows in his play. APG: 16.3 15.7 Nik Stauskas is a dangerous 2.9 BPG: 3.3 shooter, but Quinn Cook SPG: 7.0 6.9 has played some of his best 10.8 9.3 TO/G: offensive basketball recentThe breakdown ly. Tyler Thornton will have Duke squares off against another formidable front the most difficult defensive line, but the Blue Devils made a number of strides matchup on Stauskas. on the defensive end last week. Expect Duke to Zak Irvin scored 24 points off use a raucous home atmosphere to its advantage the bench in Michigan’s last and try to get Michigan’s big men in foul trouble matchup and Jon Horford is early. If the Blue Devils can lock down the perimea good rebounder. Duke defiter, they will be in a good position to win. nitely has stronger depth with Andre Dawkins, Rasheed Sulaimon and Amile Jefferson.


OUR CALL: Duke wins, 80-72

that’s kind of therapy for them. We feel like we’ve been rewarded, but now we’ve got to make the most of it.” they will need to do in order to make a Duke will enter postseason play riding a deep postseason run. wave of confidence, having defeated its two Hosting will provide the Blue Devils major in-state rivals within the last week. with a home court advantage and anothCollege of Charleston (25-5, 13-1 in er chance for the team’s two senior cap- the Colonial Athletic Association) won tains, Ali McCurdy and Chelsea Cook, to the CAA title in its first year competplay in front of their home crowd after ing in the conference after making the last week’s Senior Day recognition. Play- switch from the Southern Conference. ing at home will also allow Duke to have The Cougars will not be entirely unfaan easier end to the semester. Rather miliar to the Blue Devils, thanks to some than miss part of the last week of class- interaction on the club circuit in high es, the Blue Devils will be able to stay at school. Redshirt senior outside hitter Darcy Dorton leads the Cougars in kills home as they gear up for finals. “We’re excited about getting to host with 386 on the season. “They’re going to be a team to be this week, especially during this busy time Organic reckoned with,” Nagel said. “They’re in the classroom,” Nagel said. “When we Chemistry well-coached and they’re hungry.” get out of the classroom onto theAmerican court, Politics Marketing Management Dante Cognitive Psychology Computer Programming Medieval Art from page 11



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fumble recoveries and an interception. Cash, who often lines up next to Brown in Duke’s 4-2-5 defensive scheme, received All-ACC recognition in his first season with the Blue Devils. The redshirt sophomore played his first season at Ohio State before sitting out the 2012 campaign after transferring. Cash ranks second behind his teammate, linebacker David Helton, with 109 tackles on the season. He also has racked up four interceptions and two forced fumbles, becoming the only ACC player to rank in the top 10 of both those categories. Earning his second consecutive firstteam All-ACC selection, Cockrell led the Blue Devils with 12 pass breakups and snagged three interceptions and 36 tackles during the regular season. On his way to a program-record 88 receptions, Crowder caught seven touchdowns and racked up 1,131 receiving yards. He is just 18 yards short of setting Duke’s single-season receiving yards record. Returning two punts for touchdowns, Crowder was the only player to earn All-ACC honors at multiple positions. With 11 selections on the All-ACC first, second and third teams, the Blue Devils ranked second in the conference behind No. 1 Florida State. Duke’s opponent in this weekend’s ACC championship game, the Seminoles racked up 17 selections, including seven to the AllACC first team.


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Minor’s death is tragic and unacceptable Seventeen-year-old Jesus Huerta was in the back seat of a police vehicle when he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Nov. 19. His death provoked an impassioned reaction from the Durham community—over 150 people gathered in downtown Durham, citing their frustration regarding the lack of information provided about Huerta’s death. As the demonstrators made their way to the Durham Police Department, masked protestors interrupted the non-violent demonstration and began to vandalize police property, causing the police to intervene. These protests make the rising tension between the Durham community and the Durham police department vividly clear. Regardless of what the exact details of Huerta’s death are, the young man should not have been shot while in police custody. Huerta was apprehended for second-degree trespassing, which is the lowest level misdemeanor, and is now dead. Police procedure dictates that officers remove weapons at the time of an arrest. And yet, a minor was shot and killed in the back seat of a patrol car. This is completely unacceptable.

Police officers have a responsibility to keep Durham residents safe and must, inevitably, work under serious pressure to protect lives. But we cannot afford for the police to make more mistakes, especially if those mistakes lead to the loss of a life.

Editorial The police department commands authority in Durham and needs to adhere to a high standard of conduct. For this reason, it is imperative that the department is held accountable for the death of a minor in their custody. Moreover, we should not write off the concerns of the demonstrators simply because a few vandals disrupted the protests. The protesters’ frustrations are legitimate and justified. They shed light on a serious tension between Durham residents and Durham police that needs to be addressed. The City has an obligation to find out how it can better serve its residents, and this starts with hearing community concerns. As for Duke students, it is important for

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us to remain conscious of what is going on in the Durham community. Duke University has a strong relationship with the Durham Police Department, and, as students, we belong to the class of people who are most protected in Durham. There are many in the community who do not feel as protected as we do, and we need to remain aware of these imbalances in power and privilege. The discrepancy in police protection divides us further from the Durham community and makes it easy to dismiss their concerns as separate from our own. But we also live in Durham, and these events, even when they feel removed from our daily lives, affect us too.

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me much about life and my place in it. I glance at the past often and wish away my decisions, but also recognize that the wishing itself prepares me for a better future. As a columnist who has written frequently about failure, however, I often step back and also wonder if my unabashed optimism and regular recasts of the past have misled my own trajectory. Perhaps I am just as millennial as all the baby boomers say, self-assured that any failure is just a roadblock to inexorable impact and success. Maybe I yearn for meaning from my failures far too much. I decided recently not to write an opinion column next semester so that I can devote more time to other projects. I now feel the need to say that the persistent theme of failure in my writing was never intended. I originally set off with the tagline, “realpolitik with Patrick”, hoping to umbrella what I thought would be columns that would cover campus, domestic and international political issues. But the political prescriptions often morphed into ruminations. My columns are filled with introspection spiked with now-humorous amounts of self-doubt. I think a better tagline would have been, “therapy sessions with Patrick.” I am unsurprised by this theme when I consider my personality and method of writing a column. In personality, I tend to be a very open book and am forward about my emotions, aspirations and frustrations. For method, I generally write at the last minute, often inspired by a sudden spark of an idea. Some weeks I have been very purposeful about my writing, as in discussing the Duke Forward Campaign or the Duke Student Government Bill of Rights. But most weeks the idea came suddenly, forced onto the page more by the deadline than by some long-term strategy. For me, the more personal writing came when the writing was very rushed. It is a clarification I want to make after hearing spurious accusations that my columns are primarily self-promotional. But that is what most Chronicle columns are nowadays, right? Public self-justifications for our opinions, decisions, thoughts and motivations. On the opinion pages of The Chronicle, I now see broad generalizations of campus issues, haphazard attempts at explaining human behavior, random justifications for decisions made and gratuitous

comments on international controversy. I am unsure if the opinion pages have always been this way, or if this is just a recent trend. I have certainly contributed. Maybe Duke is drawing more students who are selfaware, or maybe there has been a generational shift in perspective. In the past few years I have certainly noticed increased national self-awareness dialogue around race, gender, socioeconomic status and sexual orientation. Maybe Duke is emulating that movement. But it does not strike me as journalism. I look back on my columns and see too much about myself. I never meant to be self-promotional; rather, I just turned too often to stories from my past, as if I entered column writing with the assumption that I was the story that needed reporting. It came from the thought that I only had the legitimacy to write about myself; I wanted to write about what I know, not what I thought to be true. Even though many people have enjoyed my columns, I now see pieces that do not belong in a newspaper, but on a blog, Twitter or maybe they should have been recited in a self-confessional YouTube video. And I think I only just noticed this trend in myself because so many other Duke columnists do it too. I have been gagging at the amount of self-help, unsolicited advice, off the cuff opinions and self-confessional pieces I have read, until I realized I was doing the very same thing. The irony of using a self-confessional piece to lambast that very style is not lost on me. And I do believe it takes an enormous amount of courage to be totally open and honest with the public, to share private stories and to be open to criticism. It is even more courageous to continue doing it when you realize your writing only stokes the caustic comments from your critics. But when I see columnists complaining about the criticism they receive for their writing, knowing I complain too, I cannot help but think that we are asking for it. A culture that revels in self-confessionals is maybe also a culture that is asking for feedback of any kind. It is a culture that transcends the pages of The Chronicle—it is a habit that permeates my Facebook newsfeeds, TED talks and the “how I got here” stories shared by all types of professionals. Perhaps it is one of the defining characteristics of our generation, but I still worry that, in attempts to be deliberately and publicly honest, we are actually lying to ourselves. More often than not, I wrote about myself instead of writing a piece of journalism, and I consider that a failure. It is not a positive note on which to end my time on these pages, but unsurprisingly, I have learned from failure once again. Patrick Oathout is a Trinity senior. This is his final column of the semester. Send Patrick a message on Twitter @PatrickOathout.

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n 2006, The Washington Post accepted applications for a new feature. They didn’t ask for any experience in journalism, graphics or business. They just asked for regular, single Washingtonians up for an adventure. Specifically, a blind date. Every week, The Washington Post Magazine runs a feature called Date Lab that reports on the results of a blind date matched by magazine staff who sift through the thousands

Andrew Kragie elevator pitch of questionnaire answers submitted by D.C. area adults of all ages. Date Lab editors pair people based off of stated preferences, common interests or anything that strikes their fancy. If you’re selected for a date, you only know two things in advance: your date’s name—just the first name, to preclude any advance Facebook surveillance—and the restaurant at which you will meet. The Post gives Date Labbers a generous allowance for dinner, a disposable camera with which to snap some pictures for the magazine article and a raccoon penis bone for good luck. (Just kidding about the last one. Terrifyingly, though, raccoon penis bones are actually used as good luck charms. In polite society, they are referred to as “Texas toothpicks.” Unfortunately, I am not making this up.) Sometimes couples hit it off: they talk so much that the waiter has to come back 10 times, the restaurant eventually closes down and they mosey down the street for after-dinner drinks, share a goodnight kiss after walking together to the Metro and both rate the date a five out of five. On the other hand, some dates really suck. One guy figured out that he and his date both liked horses. Despite their equestrian connection, there weren’t any sparks; he said she lacked communication skills and suggested that “she connects better with a horse.” After half an hour, his date excused herself to go to the restroom—and never came back. In the postdate interview, she justified her vanishing act, saying that he “was just completely and totally and 100 percent not anything that I would be interested in.” So much for romance. After seven years and hundreds of blind dates, Date Lab claims some successes, some failures and three marriages (minus one divorce). Grant Schafer and Megan McKnight were paired by Date Lab in 2009. They enjoyed dinner so much that they grabbed drinks on the W Hotel’s rooftop bar afterwards. The next year, they returned to W’s rooftop— where Schafer proposed to McKnight. In 2010, Date Lab paired Anna Russell with Daniel Zielaski. The date continued late into the night—so late that they each had to call in sick to work the day after. Their second

date followed a few days later. In June 2012, they tied the knot in Missoula, Mont. I think that Duke is ready for its own version of Date Lab. As Chronicle columnists love to bemoan, Duke has more hook up culture than dating culture. Blue Devils are more likely to invite a romantic interest back to their room to “watch a movie” than actually invite them out for dinner and a movie. A recent Chronicle article highlighted students’ use of online dating sites in search of “a normal dating experience”; the article quoted Samantha Lachman, Trinity ’13, saying that most Duke undergraduates “are either in very serious relationships or just randomly hooking up with each other,” while she was looking for something substantive but not wildly committed. (The article also called hook-up app Grindr an “online dating service,” probably leading to awkward moments for unsuspecting readers who joined in search of a nice dinner date.) Just a few weeks ago, I attended a really special wedding in the Duke Chapel. Two of my friends committed to a life together in front of their friends and family, surrounded by a loving community and the towering beauty of the Chapel. This summer, I enjoyed dinner at my friends’ apartment in northern Virginia; they started dating at Duke and moved together to the D.C. area after graduation. I see loving relationships in many communities on campus, but they are vastly outnumbered by bros trading stories of their weekend exploits and the cold, calculated neglect that pervades hook up culture. As Lillie Reed described last year in her column “Candy Land and other terrible games,” hookup culture leads to a competition over who can care less about their partner, and “starts every relationship on the exact right footing: manipulation.” I think dating— either casual or serious—is better practice for “real life” relationships, including marriage, and I think it causes a lot less emotional pain. It’s more fulfilling to care about one other person, and be cared about by one other person. Deep, meaningful relationships help us grow more than shallow flings do. Duke deserves more dates. Here’s my modest proposal: Let’s start a Date Lab, Duke Edition. Each week, the feature’s editors would pair up some promising applicants, after checking social media to ensure that they don’t know each other too well. Surely there would be a few awkward moments along the way. Duke’s campus is not nearly as big as D.C., so you might run into a past date in Perkins. But that’s not the end of the world; it’s good practice for the real world and certainly happens anyway in hook up culture. Date Lab, Duke Edition could set up a few good dates, entertain the campus and foster more dating culture.

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his past week I had the privilege of speaking with Daniel, a Duke student from Kenya, and Robert, a Duke student from Zimbabwe, about their first impressions upon arriving in the United States for freshman year. Many American students at Duke, myself included, can provide insight into the psyche of a first-time traveler to African countries, but today I hope to discuss the reverse: Daniel and Robert’s experiences as students at Duke and in the United States. A go-to remark about the United States might be that there are a million over-generalized stereotypes floating around. And that statement certainly does hold weight with regard to African nations and their

Lydia Thurman this one time in africa citizens. But beyond the factual ignorances and the “Wait, your English is really good!” comments, there are even more stark social differences between Kenya and the United States. For one, Americans are hyperaware of how awkward they are. Daniel grew up used to circumstances in which sitting quietly with other people was not regarded as anything out of the ordinary. Here, we have a campus where people feel compelled to chatter and fidget with their hair and fall all over themselves in order to avoid sitting in silence next to another person on a C1. Similarly, there were people who Robert met and had great conversations with during breakfast or lunch the first few weeks of freshman year, yet in following days they might pretend they had never seen each other before. I know I personally approached O-week thinking that it would be the time for first impressions. Awkward was bad; friendly was key. But this outcome-oriented approach to new relationships and new people is distinctly different from the manners in which people interact in Kenya and Zimbabwe. This result-oriented attitude that prioritizes and often trivializes the present permeates all aspects of Duke life. It broadens the divergence between the learning experience in Zimbabwe and Kenya, and that in the United States. At Duke, we have a student body that spends class time asking, “Will this be on the quiz?” Students are blunt and to the point, their intentions easy to discern. In Robert’s experience, professors were presenters. They would present for an hour or so, and students would process the material on their own later. At the University of Nairobi, you wouldn’t be able to ask a professor what was on the quiz; class time is not for questions, but for PowerPoint slides and lecturing. Office hours aren’t an integral part of the learning mechanism, and teachers and students retain a much more formal relationship. Altering the manner in which you learn requires a great deal of adjustment and practice. The laundry list of differences between education and experiences in the United States and African countries goes on and on. Consider the Duke bus system: TransLoc has been fully adopted, increasing reliability and making the experience easier for the user. Despite having traveled all across Uganda by way of taxis and buses, I was never once able to predict when a taxi or bus would arrive. Duke hasn’t been an exclusively tough adjustment for Robert and Daniel, but has also come with good surprises, like the successful integration of technology to make life easier. Duke has meant opportunities to realize what they’re passionate about; it’s been meeting generous families who have hosted them on holidays and the development of rich, two-way relationships. You can’t compare much about “first times” in African countries and America. While both might be directly preceded by a long, disorienting flight and a blur of new, unexpected realities, they are quite simply vastly different places. And within specific nations in Africa and, within the United States to a lesser extent, there are vastly different places. Still, there’s something to be said for this mutual disorientation. I think Robert said it best when we spoke: Brand new college students have already had 17 or 18 full years of learning to behave and interact with their environment in a certain way. It’s 18 years of learning how to learn and 18 years of learning how to fill would-be awkward silences. But that practice becomes irrelevant as soon as they experience a different culture. International students at Duke and other students for whom Duke culture isn’t the norm are expected to function, to choose classes and manage their time and make friends with a completely different set of norms in place. And they’re expected to do so immediately. What logic motivates Duke students to think that an international student from Kenya hunts for food with his bare hands, but also pushes them to expect that the same student will need nothing more than a good night’s sleep to become oriented and accustomed to the “normalcy” of the United States? I hate to spoil the façade for readers who have made it thus far, but this column doesn’t have anything close to a punch line. I can’t squeeze the two hours with Daniel and Robert into a sage one-liner, so I’ll just leave you with this: traveling and living abroad, whether it’s in Durham, N.C. or Masaka, Uganda, is bizarre. To some extent people are people, yet you can’t reduce diversity to common humanity. The best you can do is try to understand where people, yourself included, are coming from, and leave it at that. Lydia Thurman is a Trinity junior. This is her final regular column of the semester. Send Lydia a message on Twitter @ThurmanLydia.

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December 3-15 Exhibitions

In Practice: Work by Duke Arts Faculty. Work in a wide range of media by 17 Duke faculty members and instructors. Thru December 13. Power Plant Gallery, American Tobacco Campus. Free. Soul and Service. A multi-panel exhibit celebrating the 100-year-plus history of the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company. Thru December 20. Center for Documentary Studies. Free. Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape and Islamic Art. Thru December 29. Nasher Museum of Art. Tiksi. An acclaimed series of photographs by Duke Visiting Artist Evgenia Arbugaeva. Thru January 11. Center for Documentary Studies. Free. Outrageous Ambitions: How a One-Room Schoolhouse Became a Research University. Celebrating 175 years of Duke history. Thru January 26. Perkins Library Gallery. Free. Lines of Control: Partition as a Productive Space. Exploring the creation and maintenance of borders. Thru February 2. Nasher Museum of Art. Free. Legendary: Inside the House Ballroom Scene. Photographs by First Book Prize in Photography winner Gerard H. Gaskin. Thru February 22. Center for Documentary Studies. Free.


December 3 Duke Chorale Christmas Concert. Rodney Wynkoop, director. 7pm. Duke Chapel. Seasonal music on the carillon and for organ beginning at 6:30pm. Admission: one non-perishable food item for needy families in Durham. December 4 Voice Master Class. With Irene Roberts. 4:30pm. Bone Hall, Biddle Music Bldg. Free. Duke Symphony Orchestra. Directed by Harry Davidson. Celebrating the music of Wagner (1813-1833) in the year of the 200th anniversary of his birth. Features guest artist Irene Roberts, mezzo-soprano. Prelude to the opera Lohengrin, Wesendonck Lieder, Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin, Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde. 8pm. Baldwin Auditorium. Free.


December 5 Student Chamber Music Recital. Undergraduates perform chamber music from the 18th-21st centuries for string quartet, piano trio, saxophone quartet, vocal duet, and other combinations. 7pm. Nelson Music Room, East Duke Bldg. Free. December 6 Handel’s Messiah. A holiday tradition at Duke, the Chapel Choir presents Handel’s masterwork with full orchestra and professional soloists. 7:30pm. Duke Chapel. $20 Gen. Adm., $5 Non-Duke Students, Duke students free.



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Duke Jazz Ensemble. John Brown, director, with guest artist, Gerard Clayton, piano. 8pm. Baldwin Auditorium. $10 Gen.; $5 Sr. Citizens; Students free. December 7 Handel’s Messiah. (See Dec. 6) 2pm.

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December 8 Handel’s Messiah. (See Dec. 6) 3pm.

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December 14 Duke String School. Dorothy Kitchen, director. 3pm. Beginning Ensembles & Intermediate I. 7pm. Intermediate II & DUSS Youth Symphony Orchestra. Baldwin Auditorium. Free.






December 15 Duke String School Chamber Music Concert. 4pm. Nelson Music Room, East Duke Bldg. Free.






Screen/Society All events are free and open to the general public. Screenings are at 7pm in the Griffith Film Theater on West Campus. All events are subject to change.



Choral Society of Durham. Presents a Christmas concert with full orchestra. Performance will include Tippett’s A Child of Our Time, and carols of the season. 8pm. Duke Chapel. $20 Gen. Adm., $5 Students.




12/3 Paths of Glory AMI Showcase—Kubrick and Existentialism


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