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Jealous asks Duke to ‘commit’ in honor of MLK

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This season, Duke became the first college basketball program to install Stats LLC’s SportVU camera system, which tracks players’ movements and provides advanced statistical data. Getting the most out of the hightech venture has meant tapping into the University’s high-tech experts, even if they’re not exactly who you’d expect to be assisting the basketball team. “If you ask me the name of the Duke basketball players—I don’t know all of them,” said Guillermo Sapiro, Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School professor of electrical and computer engineering, who is helping analyze the video. The SportVU system utilizes six cameras in Cameron Indoor Stadium, three focusing on each half of the court. The cameras track players by identifying their jersey number, and then Stats provides an array of data—from how far a player ran during the game to a person’s shooting percentage after two dribbles—to Kevin Cullen, the basketball team’s director of information technology. Through the chair of the biomedical engineering department, Craig Henriquez, Cullen connected with Sapiro in an effort to gather even more information from the film. The first project Cullen gave Sapiro was to determine how often a player is in a defensive stance. Based on a player’s body position, Sapiro’s code marks a player as standing See Sportsvu, page 8

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Benjamin Jealous, former president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, spoke at Duke’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration service in the Chapel Sunday.

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History is perilously close to repeating itself in the struggle for civil rights in North Carolina, said Benjamin Jealous, former president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Duke held its annual Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration service in the Chapel Sunday afternoon, marking a point more than 50 years after King gave his famous 1963 “I

Have a Dream” speech in Washington, D.C. Students and faculty heard from Jealous and several other speakers including President Richard Brodhead, Durham Mayor Pro Tempore Cora Cole-McFadden and Black Student Alliance President Marcus Benning, a senior. Weaving the theme of the service—“50 Years Backwards or Forward?”—into his keynote statement, Jealous connected the historical landmark to the issues now occupying the NAACP’s priorities in North Carolina.

“There’s already a silent majority in this state that believes in justice and believes in rights and believes what’s happening at the Raleigh State Capitol is taking us back, when we need to go forward,” Jealous said. He referenced the Moral Monday protest movement in response to legislative actions taken by the N.C. General Assembly, which has since spread to multiple other states in See MLK, page 5

University updates websites to ‘reinforce Duke brand’ by Sean Miller The Chronicle

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Duke has redesigned the duke.edu website.

Duke is in the process of making a number of coordinated changes to its online presence—including a redesigned homepage, which launched Jan. 16. The duke.edu site was redesigned to follow modern trends—colorful graphics, plenty of whitespace and an emphasis on a consistent site across mobile platforms, said Denise Haviland, director of the Office of Marketing and Strategic Communications. The new homepage also creates a more seamless experience with other Duke sites that have launched in the last year, including the admissions, financial aid and library sites. A new Duke Health site reflecting the same trends is expected to be released in the next

week. Blyth Morrell, assistant director of the Office of Marketing and Strategic Communications, said their office is responsible for maintaining the Duke brand, and as such has acted as a facilitator for other departments looking to update their websites. Morrell said she’s happy that the updates— though pushing in the same direction to build the Duke brand—have been completely departmentalized. “They have adopted it very organically,” Morrell said. “They are coming together in a really natural way—each group gets to maintain its own identity while maintaining the bigger Duke feel.” Haviland emphasized that this is an effort to improve the overall Duke online experi-

ence. “It reinforces the Duke brand. We’ve been working towards a coordinated look and feel throughout the University, and what you’re seeing is the result of that,” she said. “This is the first time that the look and feel of these major sites has been in concert.” Miranda McCall, associate director of Financial Aid, led the redesign of the new financial aid site, which launched December 16. She explained that it was especially important for the financial aid site to maintain the feel of the admissions site, since financial aid is a natural second stop for applicants. After two attempted launches in the Fall, the library site went live Jan. 13 and has been See websites, page 5


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Duke Panhel extends Duke fraternities bring in bigger pledge class 339 bids in 2014 quality of the new members soon to be added to his brotherhood. “I’m happy,” Kersky said. “I like these guys a lot, and I’m looking forward to getting to know them better.” Freshman Tim Campbell, who is pledging Sigma Chi, noted that while balancing the hectic schedule of recruitment with schoolwork was very tiring, the process remained very enjoyable. “I expected more of a high-pressure situation, something similar to sorority rush,” Campbell said. “I love my brothers a lot, and I’m pretty confident with my decision.” Sophomore Connor McKenna, also pledging Sigma Chi, voiced similar opinions, adding that the generally low workload associated with the first week of the semester helped ease the stress, but that once his schoolwork picks up during pledging, he will be much busier. “I really enjoyed rush, it was a whole lot of fun,” McKenna said. “I don’t really have any complaints about it.” McKenna also noted that rushing as a sophomore introduced an added stress to the process. “It was honestly a bit harder,” McKenna said. “Not too many sophomores rush or get called back, so it ended up that I was mostly rushing by myself.” Despite the difficulties he faced, McKenna is very happy with his pledge class and is certain he made the right decision. ”That’s the whole point of rush, to get into a group you’re happy in,” McKenna said. The recruitment process concluded

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IFC fraternities welcomed new members to their ranks Monday, culminating the two-week recruitment process. Out of 455 people registered for recruitment, 446 bids were delivered from the 17 Interfraternity Council fraternities Sunday evening. Of this number, 274 were accepted, said senior Taylor Elliott, IFC vice president of recruitment and a member of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. Although the number of potential new members was almost the same last year, IFC extended more nearly 70 more bids in 2014 than 2013. Of the 377 bids offered in 2013, 250 were accepted—about 25 fewer than 2014. “There has been a large increase in bids extended and bids accepted,” said IFC President jennie xu/The chronicle Jack Riker, a senior and member of Sigma Nu Duke’s Panhellenic Association sororities gave out 339 bids on Sunday, a decrease from last year’s fraternity. “So it’s a very exciting time for us.” 364 bids. Riker was unable to provide information about individual fraternities’ pledge class size. “This is our second year at the [Durham] Conby Sasha Zients A few chapters saw larger than usual pledge The Chronicle vention Center, so we’ve been able to smooth class sizes, Elliot said. Duke’s nine Panhellenic Association so- out any bumps in the process that occurred As of Sunday, the Office of Fraternity and rorities gave out 339 bids on Sunday’s Bid Day, last year.” Sorority Life was aware of three unregistered concluding a two-week recruitment process. Although most of the process took place events and three off-campus noise complaints The volume of bids marks a decrease from at the convention center, bids were given out with no citations during recruitment, accordlast year, when Duke’s nine chapters gave out on Sunday in Reynolds Theater in a room that ing to an email provided to The Chronicle, 364 bids. A portion of the decrease was at- participants said was bustling with nervous en- written by Clarybel Peguero, assistant dean tributed to dropouts, but Howard declined ergy. and director of fraternity and sorority life. to comment on how many chose to cut their “On Bid Day, we were all together in one Emergency Medical Services assessed—but recruitment process short. The pledge classes tension-filled room where we opened our did not transport—one student. were in between 36 and 39 members each. envelopes saying which sorority we were in,” Many fraternities were pleased with their “Recruitment is going very well this year,” said Chidinma Nnoromele, a freshman who recruitment outcomes. wrote senior Katie Howard, president of the Sophomore Jonathan Kersky, recruitment Panhel executive board, in an email Saturday. See panhel, page 4 chair for Sigma Chi fraternity, emphasized the

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DUSDAC considers putting lunch food trucks in Allen lot by Sasha Zients The ChroniCle

Despite efforts from Duke Dining, the fate of lunchtime food trucks remains uncertain. After learning that their previous location—behind Perkins library, on Telecom Drive—was deemed a fire hazard, the lunchtime food trucks have yet to return to campus this semester. At their meeting Monday night, the Duke University Student Dining Advisory Committee debated possible solutions to the location dilemma. Members of DUSDAC discussed changes they would like to see in on-campus dining this semester. “lunchtime food trucks are no longer on campus at the moment,” senior and co-chair of DUSDSAC Chris Taylor said. “The location was not officially allowed by the fire marshal, but the trucks were not getting much traffic anyway, so we are hoping to look and see if there are other places.” There has been a request put in for a spot in the parking lot of the Allen Building, said Director of Dining robert Coffey. he noted that this location is more associated with being behind the Social Sciences building and has clear visibility from the quad. Coffey also mentioned the pitfalls of last semester’s lunchtime food trucks, stating that they “struggled all the way through the semester.” Foster’s on the Fly said they could no longer come as they were losing too much money. DUSDAC members were receptive to the idea of the spot in the Allen parking lot. “if we were to get that spot, obviously

we would market more,” Taylor said. “Another benefit [is] that we would not be encroaching much on other vendors as the other location was close to the Divinity School refectory and Twinnie’s.” Senior and co-chair of DUSDAC Caiti Slattery said that the location behind the Allen building would have a good amount of foot traffic because students who live on Central Campus walk past there on their way to West Campus. Junior and DUSDAC member Gregory lahood added that the location would be

close to Duke hospital. “hopefully things go well getting this new location and if it does, we will be on top of marketing and getting the word out there,” Taylor said. “With 400 people back on campus this semester, that should help business.” Taylor stated another goal for the semester was to help increase visibility for several food carts on campus. The Greek Devil cart has taken over the Au Bon Pain cart as of last semester. Taylor said that he is hoping the location helps the Greek

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Devil, since it serves a different kind of food than can be found in the Bryan Center—unlike the ABP cart that served the same food as the ABP in the Bryan Center. Coffey added the locopops cart will be coming back. “We probably will not be adding any another cart with the current carts struggling so much,” Taylor said. Coffey gave DUSDAC an update on West Union renovations, saying that the opening date “on the books” currently is Jan. 6, 2016. “They are heavily into finishing up placements of everything in the building and talking about venues,” Coffey said, noting that DUSDAC might be involved with reviewing dining options for the venue. reflecting on concerns they had heard, several members of DUSDAC noted there is a lack of gluten-free options on campus. Members discussed adding more options to preexisting eateries and including new food trucks on the dining schedule with gluten-free focuses. “over the course of winter break, a gluten-free Vietnamese food truck opened,” Slattery said. “i know that people with dietary restrictions are quite skeptical of food trucks, but that could be good for next year.” Slattery noted that DUSDAC would be sampling food trucks to add to the schedule for next year starting in two weeks.

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n.c. laws on reproductive health go into effect by Aubrey Temple The ChroniCle

Two separate laws related to unborn children have recently been passed into north Carolina state law. Under one of the new laws, abortion decisions that are predominantly determined by the sex of the fetus are now deemed illegal. The second law, known as “lilly’s law” states that if a living fetus dies as a result of injuries inflicted to the woman prior to birth of the fetus then that constitutes as an act of murder. “This is just one provision of a larger regulation. The bill has several provisions that are directed towards healthcare,” said Sarah Preston, policy director of American Civil liberties Union, referring to the sexselective abortion law. The law was put into effect oct. 1, 2013 by the General Assembly of north Carolina. it states that no person can perform

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received a bid from Zeta Tau Alpha. Although nnoromele said that she was satisfied with her placement, she described the period of recruitment as a “stressful process.” She said that preference night—the night before Bid Day when women list their remaining sororities in order of preference—was the most stressful. She said she felt a sense of relief at receiving her bid on Bid Day. “The day is overwhelming, but so awesome because all of the sisters are welcoming you and hugging you right away,” nnoromele said. “They even put a decoration on my door.” howard expected potential new members, known as PnMs, to be excited on preference night as Panhel approached final decisionmaking time. “essentially, PnMs will rank their remaining chapter options—up to three chapters—after attending the chapters,” howard explained. “Through a process of mutual selection, anyone who maximizes their options by being open to accept a bid from any of their remaining sororities, will very likely receive a bid the next day,” Any PnMs who withdrew from recruit-

an abortion procedure on a woman based off knowledge related to the sex of the fetus. Anyone who violates the law would be heavily penalized, facing up to $100,000 in charges. Some groups have criticized the law. “There’s really no research in north Carolina that documents this as a problem,” said Jina Dhillon, former president of north Carolina Women United who also testified against the bill. “not only is this not the appropriate legislation to solve this problem, it also perpetuates discrimination against women of Asian descent.” Dhillon further explained that the idea of sexual abortion is most common in Asian cultures where it is a major issue. “it’s a deeply-rooted cultural issue,” Dhillon said. “Banning abortion will not solve the problem, but we need to understand the root causes for sexual preference.” Preston mentioned that there was little to

no information on whether the bill has had much impact so far on the number of abortions performed throughout the state. She added that other states were implementing similar legislation but that the AClU opposed the bill because they did not see the necessity of placing additional burdens on women seeking lawful healthcare. “reducing access to abortion, which is a constitutionally protected healthcare service, endangers women’s rights and their overall health,” Preston said. “lily’s law” went into effect Dec. 1, 2013 and allows murder charges against an individual if they injure a child in the uterus and the injuries result in the child’s death. The law is named after lillian, the deceased daughter of Danna Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald was 27 weeks pregnant when her husband shot her in the abdomen with a .45 caliber handgun. Although Fitzgerald survived the shooting,

ment before Bid Day are eligible for recruitment for Panhel’s newest sorority, Gamma Phi Beta, which has been introduced to campus this year, howard said. “This is an exciting new option for anyone who didn’t quite find the right fit these past two weekends, but still wants to get involved immediately in Greek life,” howard said. Following Bid Day events, some first-year women returned to east Campus having chosen to drop their aspiration of joining a sorority. Those who accepted their bids, returned after taking photos on West Campus decked out in new gear denoting their sororities. “Since i am an only child, i am so thrilled to finally have all these sisters,” said Anna Mukamal, a freshman who received a bid from Alpha Delta Pi.

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her child, lillian, died due to the injuries sustained from the incident. republican state senators rick Gunn, Warren Daniel and Shirley randleman sponsored the bill among other senators. “The incident took place in Senator Gunn’s district and so he felt really passionate about this bill,” said Daniel, who represents the 46th District of north Carolina. “it raised a legal question about whether this could be considered a murder.” Gunn could not be reached in time for publication. “People believe women have a choice with fetuses, but in the case of lily’s law, the woman chooses to keep the child and the criminal deprives her of the child,” Daniel said. nArAl Pro-Choice north Carolina and Planned Parenthood for north Carolina could not be reached.

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support of various causes. “A small group of people have hijacked our state governments,” Jealous said. “They’re sending us backwards fast. They’re setting up fights that seem too familiar.” Benning pressed on similar points, referring back to the examples set by the leaders of the civil rights movement that should be replicated by those fighting for equal protection again today. he quoted Maya Angelou’s poem “i Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” at the chapel podium, not far from where Angelou herself has spoken on several occasions. “our activism cannot be one-dimensional,” he said. “it must be multifaceted, intersectional and collaborative.” Brodhead recounted the history of black students at the University in his greetings to the audience of several hundred people. he spoke of the recent 50th anniversary of integration, which celebrated the first five black undergraduate students who started at Duke a few weeks after King made his “i have a Dream” speech. Although the history of integration has been celebrated at Duke in recent months, Brodhead urged the audience to continue to draw King’s legacy and impact closer to them. “That was not the work of one day,” Brodhead said. “We’ve come a long ways but we’re not at the end.… We can’t give a good education to anyone unless we open our doors to everyone.” in his speech, Jealous recalled memories of his time working across the South with the nAACP to keep three black colleges open, fighting discrimination in the judicial system and reporting for the Jackson Advocate, a Mississippi newspaper. he urged the audience to take action in reforming thought and protesting injustices

like those he said are occurring in the n.C. legislature. “Commit yourself to finishing that before you die,” he said. Jealous was also a rhodes Scholar and served as the founding director of Amnesty international U.S. human rights program. in her introduction of Jealous, Duke nAACP President Britany Thompson, a senior, noted the contributions Jealous has made to the nAACP as an organization. For example, he drastically expanded the organization’s online presence to include 500,000 additional online activists and also reached more donors. The recessional and processional were led by the Collage Dance Company, who provided rhythm, chanting and singing in addition to African dances performed down the aisles of the chapel. The 100 Men in Black Choir also provided two musical interludes during the service. Judith ruderman, former vice provost for academic and administrative services, sang the “May the Words of My Mouth” psalm after the processional. “May the words of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart be acceptable in your sight,” she sang. other speakers included rachel Fraade and nourhan elsayed, representatives of the Jewish Student Union and Muslim Student Association, respectively, who lit a candle representing peace, hope and justice. Dean of the Chapel rev. luke Powery gave the invocation and Duke hospital President Kevin Sowers also spoke. Sowers noted that giving students and employees Monday off to participate in service honors the original intent of MlK Day. Service to society, he said, is one of the defining legacies of the founders that persists to this day. Jealous said the University is not only

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general, and the design is pretty similar to launch pages used by popular start-ups.” Deng also mentioned that the site’s lack of a search bar on the main page was inconvenient, but Morrell said that this was a launch-related bug which should be fixed soon. Michael Schoenfeld, vice president for public affairs and government relations, emphasized the importance of the homepage launch. “For many people around the world [the homepage] is their first encounter with Duke, so it needs to be attractive, compelling, functional and intuitive,” he wrote in an email Friday. “This redesign was an effort to take what was already a good and successful site and bring it into a new digital era where viewers are using social media and mobile devices to access it.”

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Coming off a season-opening victory against William & Mary, Duke faced a much stiffer test in the Freeman Memorial Championships—a tournament that boasted five of the top six teams in the nation, 12 top-50 singles players and two of the nation’s top three doubles tandems. And despite some ups and downs, the Blue Devils proved that they can compete with the best—especially in doubles, where Beatrice Capra and Hanna Mar knocked off two ranked teams, including the No. 3 duo in the country en route to a top-four finish at the Championships, which took place Friday through Sunday at the Fertitta Tennis Complex in las Vegas. “Our expectations were high—we wanted to prove that we were one of the top teams in the country,” head coach Jamie Ashworth said. “We definitely got better as the weekend got on, and I think the way we finished with our singles [Sunday] was really good and encouraging. It was an unusual situation for Duke. Despite being the 10th-ranked team in the nation, the Blue Devils entered play ranked below every competing school except for host UNlV. “It’s a different mentality when you’re playing against [these teams],” Ashworth said. “The focus is a little bit different. You know that they’re going to have talented players and it’s going to be a good match. And the more matches we can play in pressure situations, the better.” A point of concern for Ashworth to start the year had been the strength of his doubles squads, but the Blue Devils had great success from the outset Friday, with

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Annie Mulholland had a tough draw in Las Vegas as the Blue Devils faced five of the top six teams in the country.

I didn’t expect Roger Federer would still be alive in the Australian Open by the time this column was written. For the greatest tennis player of all-time (please don’t give me that crappy Rafael Nadal domination counterargument—to paraphrase Rasheed Wallace, grand slams don’t lie), the past year has been a sharp drop from the precipice of invincibility to the only rarefied air he now occupies. As a Federer Fan (FF), the recent slump has been especially… uncomfortable. At his peak, a loss was unconscionable: against anyone not named Rafa or Novak, you could rest assured the Fed Express would roll through the station on time in a tidy, two-hour affair. Now, hiccups are frequent, and an unknown opponent represents a true obstacle rather than a minor speed bump on the road to victory. On one level, it’s frustrating to see a player so gifted lose to the plebes that litter the lower ranks. But as a human being, laced with nostalgia and perspective, these losses make me a bigger FF than ever. Because in hindsight, us FF’s were spoiled. We took for granted his magisterial forehand—we knew it would find the sideline or that impossible angle; he didn’t hit the hardest, but he yielded his racket like a spade, which dug him out of great holes time after time. His forehand, considered the greatest stroke in tennis history, had become—after countless penetrating drives and cheeky drop shots—almost mundane. For FF’s, wins were joyless: they were supposed to happen. Now Federer is not expected to win big matches. Sometimes he shanks his forehand, the ball blasting off his frame into the rafters. He yells. He sweats. He loses meekly, sulking fecklessly off the court. The complaints well up inside the FF: “He used to never lose.” “Why does he punish me this way?” “I didn’t sign up for this.” I fear the same phenomenon is occurring in Durham: although our subject lacks the widespread national support Federer holds, it’s been undergoing a notable change recently. But while fans lament the struggles of Duke basketball—which, like Federer, finds itself in its lowest ranking in years and boasts only one major championship since January

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Ester Goldfeld recovered from a loss in the consolation singles bracket to earn a blowout victory against Sofie Oyen of Florida. three of the four duos claiming victories in the first round. Annie Mulholland and Ester Goldfeld topped Alexis Garrett and Anett Ferenczi-Bako of UNlV 6-1, Chalena Scholl and Alyssa Smith knocked off lucia Batta and Santa Shumilina of UNlV 6-4, and Capra and Mar defeated Stanford’s 16th-ranked squad of Taylor Davidson and Ellen Tsay 6-4. “We definitely saw some improvement from our doubles from a week ago,” Ashworth said. “We have to just keep getting better and doing little things with energy and intensity—[playing] the right way.” The other Duke squad of Marianne Jodoin and Rachel Kahan had to face the best doubles team in the nation—UClA’s team of Anderson and Brady—and fell 6-1. Jodoin and Kahan bounced back and won three consecutive matches in the consolation bracket. In the quarterfinals of the winners’ bracket, the Blue Devils faced two tough squads from Southern Cal. Zoe Scandalia and Giuliana Olmos beat Mulholland and Goldfeld 6-2, but Capra and Mar pulled through against Brynn Boren and Zoe Katz, winning by a 6-3 score. They then fell in the semifinals Sunday to Kyle McPhillips and Cameron Harrison of UClA, 6-4. “The doubles is so fast being one set to 6 that if you don’t come out on the court with a lot of energy, you’re going to get behind,” Ashworth said. “When Capra and Mar played the team from USC Saturday, they came out right from the start with high intensity and high emotion, because they knew that they had to.” In the opening round of singles Friday, Duke went 2-4 in the first round. Goldfeld knocked off Paola Artiga of UNlV 6-0, 6-2, and Capra topped Giuliana Olmos of USC 6-3, 6-1. Both Duke girls then lost in the sub-

sequent round. Goldfeld had the fortune of drawing the top-ranked player in the nation, UClA’s Robin Anderson, in round two, and she fell 6-1, 6-2. Capra defaulted in her scheduled match against Tsay. Mulholland dropped a tight match to Scandalis, falling 5-7, 6-4, 10-5, and the three other Blue Devils competing—Mar, Scholl, and Smith—all lost to ranked opponents, with Scholl and Smith bowing out against the No. 5 and No. 4 seeds, respectively. “The tournament was so strong that the losses we had weren’t really bad losses,” Ashworth said. “I just told them that they had to keep fighting for points and finishing points.” Duke thrived in the consolation singles bracket, with Mulholland, Smith, Scholl and Jodoin all winning Friday. Smith, Scholl, and Jodoin each reached the quarterfinals of the bracket. The Blue Devils got stronger as the weekend went along, going 4-1 in additional singles matches Sunday. Goldfeld shellacked No. 27 Sofie Oyen of Florida, 6-2, 6-0, and Mar was able to claim her first victory of the weekend when she battled back against Krista Hardebeck of Stanford 5-7, 7-5, 103. Jodoin beat down laura Slater of North Carolina 6-1, 6-0, and Smith knocked off USC’s Katz 6-2, 6-4. Mulholland, who seems to have a knack for getting into long battles early on this season, dropped a heartbreaker to Tessa lyons of North Carolina, losing the match tiebreaker 13-11. “A win is a win—it doesn’t matter if it was in the first round on Friday or the matches on Sunday,” Ashworth said. “I thought [Sunday] was definitely a good way to end the weekend and give us some confidence hosting the first round of national team indoors next weekend.”

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or squatting and then places a bounding box to see how much physical space the player is taking up. “We said, ‘Holy cow, we get to work with some of the best professors in behavioral economics or biomedical engineering in the world, and they want to take a look at this data,’” Cullen said. “This isn’t even something that Stats and SportVU have even looked at.” Duke is still in the early stages of processing all the SportVU data. Unlike NBA teams, which play 82-game seasons with every stadium outfitted with the technology, the college season is shorter and most road venues don’t have the cameras. To gather more information, the Blue Devils became the first team, professional or collegiate, to install the cameras in its practice facility. Because most college venues don’t have SportVU, Duke mainly uses the information for self-scouting, Cullen said. Of the team’s 14 different ACC opponents, it only plays Georgia Tech and Wake Forest at Cameron Indoor Stadium before playing them on the road, and a single game’s worth of data might not be significant. Louisville, which joins the ACC next season, implemented the SportVU system after it had seen Duke using it, said Kenny Klein, Louisville’s senior associate athletic director for media r. Marquette, which plays at the same arena as the Milwaukee Bucks, is the only other college program using SportVU. “We’re still in the discovery phase, and hopefully we discover it’s a real asset to the program,” associate head coach Steve Wojciechowski said. “The more information we can get, the better.” The Blue Devils first became interested in the SportVU technology through a former basketball manager, Charlie Rohlf, who now works as a developer at Stats. The company then met with Duke, showing off data from the team’s NCAA tournament games, and they were sold. Like Sapiro, Rohlf—who graduated from Duke in 2005 with a degree in computer science—is trying to help Duke by processing the data in different ways. One statistic he invented, a defensive influence score, is being tested with the Blue Devils. The metric quantifies how much a defender affects what an offensive player does. “Duke is one of the first teams to be looking at this data at all,” Rohlf said. But culling the data and identifying what’s significant can be a slog. For example, in the Duke games SportVU has tracked this season, which includes every home game and the ones at NBA stadiums, junior Quinn Cook has been guarded

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With help from Kevin Cullen (right) and a Duke professor, sophomore Amile Jefferson (left) is learning new advance metrics to analyze his rebounding thanks to his team’s SportsVU technology. by more than 150 different players. Then Cullen and his team of students sift through it to identify useful pieces of information that he can present to the coaches. And that’s just after the fact— during every game and practice, three students have to operate the system so that the cameras communicate with one another and properly track the players. The data helps provide ways to analyze player performance beyond typical metrics. They can see someone’s shooting percentage on catch-andshoots or after different numbers of dribbles. The team can also get numbers on how someone shoots when he’s open versus when a defender is within two feet of him. Instead of just seeing how many rebounds a player pulls down, they have a percentage of how often a player collects a rebound when he’s within three feet of the ball. When Amile Jefferson, a sophomore, collected a career-high 15 rebounds against Virginia last week, his real success was positioning himself to be within three feet of

20 missed shots. On the season, Jefferson grabs 65.8 percent of those rebound opportunities, the highest rate on the team for players who average at least one rebound per game. The team also gets biomechanical information, such as how far and how fast a player runs, which Cullen said is useful for both the coaches and trainers in practice. “People for years have said Coach K’s practices are always tougher than games, and now we’re actually getting to find out if that’s true,” Cullen said. With less than a season’s worth of data, though, the team is just at the tip of the iceberg for fully utilizing and understanding the information. Cullen and Sapiro, who is working with two students on the project, see the potential in SportVU for behavioral analyses—for example, studying if a player’s success on offense affects what they do on the ensuing defensive possession. Sapiro has other projects that can identify where someone is looking based on a video, though he said the SportVU cameras don’t provide the necessary angles for that. He added that putting sensors in a player’s shoes or jersey could open new worlds of data. Duke may be able to license anything Sapiro develops down the road if they want, he said, but for now he’s just happy to have Cullen’s guidance and this opportunity to collaborate with the program. “I’m glad that Kevin and the team are willing to educate us,” Sapiro said. “If they didn’t educate us, I’d be inventing problems.”

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And then 30-win seasons became the standard. Duke would always win. Why? Because Duke was Duke. I don’t mean to harp on this, or complain about the Crazies’ entitlement, or even exaggerate Duke’s difficulties this season. Unlike Federer, Duke receives a natural shot of HGH every year via its recruiting class. But the glory days of the early ‘90s, the 19982002 run that cemented Duke’s status as a premier program? Those belong to the past. For various reasons—the one-and-done rule, the recent sprawl of quality NCAA programs—Duke won’t again have a dominant squad like it did in ’92 or ’01. But no one will. The NCAA is now a place of parity, with capable opponents lining the schedule. Like how Tommy Robredo can now beat Federer, Lehigh can beat Duke. It’s a brave new world—and for a proverbial giant, it’s scary. Yes, given the high standards of both Duke and Federer, such losses can be shocking. But they’re opportunities. Fans, I beg you to drop your expectations—it’s liberating.

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2010—I find it exciting. “Winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing”—it’s one of the truisms of sports. And yes, from the perspective of coaches and players, winning is what’s important: it brings job security, accolades, even Wheaties boxes. But us fans can unlock something more through watching our favorite teams. Simply put, we, assuming your tastes somewhat mirror mine, watch sports to see the incredible— Steph Curry’s jumper, Adrian Peterson’s gallops, Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s…everything. At the team level, the incredible takes on a different form: we hope to see comebacks, underdog triumphs, the unexpected and inspired. That was Duke—the underdog, the team that upset Jerry Tarkanian’s UNLV. When Duke first won the ACC in 1985, I’m guessing it was a surprise to fans—not just a prerequisite for March Madness glory.

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Editorial tem’s advantages fail to outweigh its negative effects. Duke works hard to promote diversity, and yet many Duke students wall themselves off from the benefits of a diverse student body. As the Dartmouth letter notes, greek life divides students based on race, gender and socioeconomic status. Each year, Duke’s Interfraternity Council fraternities and Panhellenic sororities parcel predominantly white, straight and middle-class students into exclusive groups. Multicultural Greek Council and National Pan-Hellenic Council have similarly high concentrations of a single ethnicity. Whatever the causes, the effect is a system that discourages interactions that transgress race, class and other boundaries. College students may inevitably segment according to race and class, but institutionalizing a system

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of four years free from a particular set of institutional divisions—a Duke without greek life. We understand why Duke students join greek organizations. It is often more fun that the alternatives; it forges enduring friendships and creates valuable networking opportunities. Despite these benefits, the sys-

that stratifies the campus along these lines undermines Duke’s attempts to expose students to a wide swath of ideas and cultures. Greek life draws unique individuals into an institution designed to create one type—pledging, for instance, brings a class together, forcing members to find common ground and assimilate. Although greek organizations might produce the “ideal” brother or sister, as the Dartmouth Council suggests, they often fail to embrace difference and cultivate individuality. Greek organizations brim with bright, driven people, but, as the Dartmouth Council points out, “much of what we stand for in practice is a glorification of drinking and alcohol.” Although greek members do well academically, the culture does not always encourage deep or critical thinking. Indeed, the Dartmouth letter laments that greek life has “consistently failed to move beyond” its focus on drinking and alcohol. The ideal Duke social culture would not include greek life. Although fraught with unforeseen consequences, moving towards a campus not defined by greek life promises to reduce stratification and encourage students to escape the narrow confines of their race, gender and class positions. Tomorrow’s editorial will address the possibilities and practical limitations of such a transition.

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[DOMA’s repeal] is the destruction of our republic,” a refutation should explain what the Bible actually says about homosexuality. I do not mean that the Bible should be the go-to source for checking our moral compasses— it shouldn’t. But for any argument for gay rights to hope to carry traction against biblical conservatives like Bachmann and Santorum, it

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also means that whenever I travel back to that beaming corner of the Bible Belt, I know I will be exposed to strict social standards that are far different from my own. I am simultaneously Christian and gay. This means I support things like happiness, jail instead of public execution, musical expression, hot chocolate, human rights and the ability to freely love and marry another consenting adult regardless of sex. Some might be surprised when I say that I support all of these things not because I am gay, but because I am Christian. Growing up I always felt confused about how exactly I identified religiously. My parents were members of different Christian denominations, so I often felt hazy as to why my family attended a Catholic church one week and a Lutheran one the next. I am thankful for growing up in this type of household because the focus was never on the specifics of religion, but rather on the importance of what faith can offer. Faith offered me a moral compass that I have always tried to stick to, and central to this morality is the intrinsic belief that whether individuals are made by a god or not, every life has significance. I value reasonable arguments that challenge my own beliefs. In some ways, I am most bothered not by inequality, but by the ways in which people brandish misunderstood notions of their faiths in their attempts to justify it. I believe inequality to be the effect of ignorance, yet I remind myself repeatedly that when it comes to issues like these, the solution is not to personally attack social conservatives as “bigots.” Such a label fails to leave room for respectful discussion or open-mindedness. When someone like Michele Bachmann laments that “Our children will be forced to learn that homosexuality is normal and natural and perhaps they should try it” or Rick Santorum argues that “Christians are the most tolerant people in the world…for the Republican Party to even contemplate going along with

must at least in part respond to their biblical misrepresentations. When it comes down to it, the Bible says little on the topic in comparison to the hundreds of verses it spends promoting lifestyles of love, positivity, selflessness and non-judgment. Neither the Torah nor the New Testament explicitly refers to homosexuality. In few instances, verses speak vaguely and with modern translations of words that did not originally refer to homosexuality. Leviticus reveals that “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: It is an abomination.” A literal understanding implies men cannot cuddle with other men. The sheer amount of looser interpretations for verses like this one reveal the ambiguity modern understandings face. In 1 Corinthians, Paul listed “malakoi” and “arsenokoitai” in a list of individuals who will not be granted access into heaven. Modern translations turn these words into “homosexuals,” but they more closely signify passive sexual partners. Not once in the New Testament is there a regulation against homosexuality. The truth is that using the Bible to endorse a modern social issue is about as useful as giving an iPhone to a Roman citizen of the first century would have been. “Natural” has nothing to do with human interpretations of how God created the earth to be. If so, Rick Santorum would be expected to not wear suits of multiple fabrics, and—had she lived a century ago—Michele Bachmann would not have been allowed to give her views because Christian men would have told her that women were not naturally created for politics. Being “natural” has everything to do with what society should and should not accept, and this should not be dictated by loose, manipulated interpretations of a book written in a different era and culture. Brendan McCartney is a Trinity sophomore. His column runs every other Tuesday.


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his past Friday, I turned 21. As someone who isn’t terribly excited about the prospect of being able to rent cars at 25, I saw this landmark as the last barrier to adulthood. I’ve been driving for five years and voting for three, and now I can purchase alcohol. I feel confident that bouncers and bartenders and waiters will check and doublecheck my ID until I begin to look a little less like a 15-year-old, but the ID that they will check is a proof of adulthood, a guarantee of all the privileges and responsibilities contained therein. So naturally, I was excited to go to the WaDuke for brunch and order a mimosa this past Sunday. I showed my ID, took a sip, took a picture and the waitress promptly came back and whisked away

members during votes that might repeal the regulations. South Carolina and Kentucky don’t allow alcohol to be sold on Election Day as a means of limiting voter fraud. It used to be the case that Election Day meant candidates wheeling out barrels of liquor to schmooze voters. George Washington, father of our nation, spent his entire campaign funding to bring 160 gallons of liquor to 391 voters. (And most people think Barack had the cool, youthoriented campaign!) Local governments see their purview to be protecting their citizens, whether from committing sins, liver disease or voter fraud. But this tradition is aging. It is beginning to come under scrutiny as no more than a remnant of a nation with a more homogenous set of religious-based mores and

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ast week at a Duke Student Government Senate meeting, we heard from two students about The 40 Percent Plan, a proposal to dramatically alter the DSG constitution and restrict the power and funding of the Student Organization Finance Committee. In response to the students’ presentation, one senator asked an interesting question: Do we fund student groups because they are commodities to be bought and sold, or because they exist to enhance our campus community? At first glance, the rhetoric of The 40 Percent Plan sounds pretty appealing—more student choice, less big government and an understanding of where your money goes. The plan takes 40 percent of the student activities fee you pay each year and opens it up to what is

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the drink. It is illegal to serve alcohol in North Carolina before noon on a Sunday, something she had momentarily forgotten. This is a law I knew existed. I’ve been grocery shopping with my parents on Sunday mornings when they couldn’t buy beer. But directly after my entry into adulthood, this regulation came across as strikingly paternalistic. If the law’s goal, as it originally was, is to limit any sins perpetuated on Sundays and preserve it as the Day of the Lord, supporters might be disheartened by all my other sins they failed to prevent. I did eat brunch at the WaDuke after all (yum, gluttony!), and sloth played a key role in my afternoon. This law isn’t unique to North Carolina; it’s not one of those crazy “how is this still on the books?” laws like the “No woman can dance on a table in a saloon or bar unless she has on at least three pounds, two ounces of clothing” regulation in Helena, Mont. The South is stuck in a bizarre stasis. While the rest of the country has moved on to discuss the legalization of marijuana, the Bible Belt remains a swath of fully dry counties and states in an otherwise wet nation. I lived in a small dry town in eastern Kentucky the summer after my freshman year, where my coworkers had to drive across the border to Virginia in order to buy alcohol. This not only required gas and time, but also removed economic activity from a struggling Appalachian community. As has been articulated in legalize marijuana debates: “If you really want to make farmers in America successful, make wheat illegal.” And this holds true with alcohol in dry areas of the Southeast. Legitimate businesses and local governments have lost a source of profit and tax revenues, while bootleggers have gained monopolies on the market. Churches, like bootleggers, have no incentive to change the status quo. They advocate for the continuation of bans in place since Prohibition and offer transportation to polls for congregation

an election process with much less scrutiny. Alcohol too is no longer taboo in the way it was during Prohibition. Few churches would retain the younger members of their congregation if they preached every Sunday about the terrors of “Demon Rum.” Studies show that children born to mothers who had one glass of wine a week during pregnancy are better behaved, and the benefits of the antioxidants in red wine are well-documented. It’s also telling that there is no push to turn wet counties to dry. Over the past seven years in Texas, there has been an 80 percent success rate in dry counties voting to become wet, while only one town has converted from wet to dry. It’s now a question of motivation. There are scores of economic as well as personal benefits in turning a county from dry to wet, but will people, citizens or legislators, be incensed enough to tackle the more innocuous blue laws that prevent mimosas at 11:00 a.m. on a Sunday? It’s incredibly clear to me that these laws shouldn’t exist, but at the same time, I would never think to pick up a picket sign or petition my representative. I would even prefer it if my representatives would spend their time personally making every DMV employee sit in a white-walled room for hours just to be told they don’t have the correct form of ID or addressing the fact that gay men and women can’t marry in the state of North Carolina. I do believe that local governments should consider the agency of adults with a little more regard; sobriety doesn’t guarantee a sin-free, disease-free life. This is nobody’s first priority, but I think there can be incredible value in legalizing adults taking responsibility for themselves and their decisions, in legalizing mid-morning mimosas.

essentially a school-wide election. Students would designate during the first week of school which groups would receive their share of almost $300,000. Groups would campaign for money from students, and the system would—supposedly—lead to more students knowing how their money is spent. Behind the rhetoric, though, lies a proposal that is both dangerous for small and minority student groups and contrary to the goal of student equity that it attempts to achieve. The proposal is based on a couple of false assumptions: that SOFC is not accountable to students and that it recommends money recklessly without oversight. What the plan fails to mention is that SOFC is simply an advisory group to the Senate, a 60-member body of elected representatives that approves or denies all of the major decisions that SOFC makes. This advisory body exists in order to spend wisely the almost $700,000 allocated to DSG from the student activities fee. SOFC’s 14 members, each confirmed by the Senate, are experts on event funding. They apply the same criteria for all groups, assessing the size of an event, where it will be held and what is reasonable to purchase under their funding guidelines. SOFC decisions are often overturned by the Senate, as was the case of The Chanticleer, Duke’s yearbook club. Contrary to what the architects of The 40 Percent Plan would lead you to believe, SOFC actually recommended $0 last year for The Chanticleer. It was the Senate who ultimately voted that the best course would be to cut their budget by $30,000 the first year and reevaluate further spending cuts for this upcoming year. The reality of The 40 Percent Plan, though, is one that likely would have huge negative impacts on small and minority student groups, which have equal access to funding under the current system. There are over 400 registered student groups on campus, the vast majority of which would be left with a smaller pool of resources after 40 percent of DSG’s funds are handed out to the high profile groups on campus able to best campaign for funds. Not only will this funding go to the largest and most visible groups at Duke, but the funds they receive will also be divorced from any notion of need. Groups will campaign for as much funding as they can possibly get, rather than the current system where they receive funding based on individual events and demonstrated need. The rest of the groups on campus will be left with that smaller pool of funds and an SOFC that is even more constrained to give it out than under the status quo. At the end of the day, what SOFC does is ensure equity across the University—for example, that both the Panhellenic Association and the Singapore Student Association can host a large-scale event on campus, provided they put in the effort and preparation. While the small amount of paperwork might be frustrating at times, it ensures that groups not be given knee-jerk funding and that the student activities fee is spent responsibly on well-organized events that benefit the whole student body. One of the largest standing issues with the proposed plan though is its inability for oversight and auditing. When groups apply for SOFC funding, they do so with a line-by-line budget that explains their group’s need for an individual event. The ability to audit spending goes away when a group is given a lump sum of $50,000 at the beginning of the year. There are no restrictions, aside from legal ones, on what this money could be spent on, and there’s no guarantee that it will be used in a way that will actually benefit the student body. While the plan is supposed to increase students’ understanding of where their money goes, it really just creates more opportunities for money to be spent without oversight. Duke deserves a University community filled with a vast array of vibrant and diverse student groups. Each of those groups, regardless of size, makes a meaningful contribution to campus. I invite you to one of our SOFC meetings, which are open to the student body every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in the UCAE boardroom to learn more about our funding process. I also invite you to reach out to myself or another member of the DSG Executive Board to learn more about why we oppose The 40 Percent Plan.

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Lydia Thurman is a Trinity junior. Her biweekly column will run every other Tuesday. Send Lydia a message on Twitter @ThurmanLydia.

Stefani Jones is a Trinity senior and the president of Duke Student Government. Her column is the first installment in a semester-long series of biweekly columns written by members of Duke Student Government. Send Stefani a message on Twitter @DukeStudentGov.


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January 21-27 Exhibitions

Outrageous Ambitions: How a OneRoom Schoolhouse Became a Research University. Celebrating 175 years of Duke history. Thru January 26. Perkins Library Gallery. Free.

2014 Ethics Film Series

Lines of Control: Partition as a Productive Space. Exploring the creation and maintenance of borders. Thru February 2. Nasher Museum of Art. Free.

Moving Midway

(documentary, with director Godfrey Cheshire in person)

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.

Griffith Film Theater January 21st

January 23 Lecture Series in Musicology. Lydia Goehr (Columbia University). “Music and Painting: Reviewing the Mediums of Voice, Ear, and Instrument.” 5:30pm, FHI Garage, Smith Warehouse, Bay 4, 1st floor. Free.

Full Frame Winter Series. An annual series presented by the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Cutie the and Boxer, directed by Zachary Heinzerling. 7:30pm, Carolina Theatre. Free.

January 24 Love’s Infrastructure. Live music on a set designed by Torry Bend (Theater Studies faculty), with music performed by Bombadil, and enlivened with a cast of Bend’s captivating puppets. 8:15pm, PSI Theater at Durham Arts Council. $24, $15 Age 30 & under, $10 Duke students. Fresh Docs Film Series. Screening of the documentary The David Beck Project as part of an annual series co-presented by the Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund. 7pm, Full Frame Theater, American Tobacco Campus. Free.

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Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist. Remarkable paintings by American artist Archibald Motley, master colorist and radical interpreter of urban culture. Thru May 11, 2014. Nasher Museum of Art. Free.

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January 25 Love’s Infrastructure. (See Jan. 24) 8:15pm.

7 P.M., FHI GARAGE IN SMITH WAREHOUSE, BAY 4

January 26 FREE POPCORN AND DRINKS Red Clay Saxophone Quartet. Susan Fancher, METERED PARKING AVAILABLE IN THE SMITH WAREHOUSE VISITORS’ LOT Robert Faub, Steven Stusek, and Mark Engebretson. Celebrating the Quartet’s 10th anniversary season. 3pm, Baldwin Auditorium. Free. For more information, contact dhrc.fhi@duke.edu

Love’s Infrastructure. (See Jan. 24) 3:15pm. Organ Recital Series Concert. Duke organist David Arcus’ final recital on the Flentrop organ, will feature “Last Movements: Finales, Postludes, and Other Endings,” including music of Bach, Mendelssohn, Franck, Messiaen, and Arcus. 5pm, Duke Chapel. Free.

Rights! Camera! Action!

Enemies of the People

North Carolina International (award winning documentary)

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The Birds

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