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Driver charged in accident killing Denardis by Staff Reports the chronicle

the driver who struck a van of Duke students returning from spring break—killing senior rebecca Denardis and seriously injuring another student—has been charged with drunk driving. Denardis was one of seven students in a van struck by another vehicle Friday on interstate 10 in Florida, according to a Duke news article. Another student was seriously injured and airlifted to a nearby hospital, where he was said to be in stable condition Saturday. the driver who hit the students, Martin Zachary hale, has been charged with one count of DUi manslaughter, one count of DUi serious bodily injury, six counts of DUi injury and one count DUi property damage, according to the Florida highway Patrol. the van was driven by nathan McKinnis, director of the Duke outdoor Adventures program. the students were returning to Durham after a five-day canoeing and camping trip along with four other students and a part-time staff member, who were traveling in a truck that was not involved in the accident. the other students in the van were sophomores Mandy Jiang and lynn Zhang, juniors


Senior Becky Denardis remembered for inquisitive nature and kind disposition by Georgia Parke the chronicle

Senior rebecca Denardis leaves behind a legacy of remarkable dedication and kindness toward others. Denardis, who was known as “Becky,” passed away Friday in a car accident on a Duke-sponsored spring break trip to Florida. Denardis, who was 21 at the time of the accident, and six other students were traveling back to Duke in a van with the director of Duke’s outdoor Adventures program when it was struck by another vehicle. She is survived by her parents, Dave and Judy, and older sister emily, as well as many friends at Duke and beyond. “Becky was really sharp, she was very witty and she was one of the most empathetic people i ever met,” said Samhita noone, who graduated in the Fall and was a former roommate and close friend of Denardis. “She was a very driven person but not just in terms of herself, in terms of her goals for her community and so concerned about women in tech, for example.” A double major in computer science and mathematics from cary, n.c., Denardis interned for two consecutive summers at Google, first in Seattle and


then in chapel hill. She was offered a job at the company and planned to move to california after graduating in May. Denardis was also a dean’s list honoree, a recipient of the full-tuition Braxton craven Scholarship and an inductee of

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Phi Beta Kappa—the nation’s oldest academic honor society. Denardis’ father noted that the scholarship contributed to Becky’s decision to go to the University and that she fell in love with the school as she attended. She became hooked on computer science after taking her first course in the discipline, which led her to pursue the subject in further academic endeavors as well as professionally. her passion for math started back when she was young, taking after her father—also a math major—especially when he would practice and play math games with her. “She was very good at it and enjoyed it and that was a perfect fit,” he said. “When she was young she’d ask a question, then she’d ask us five more. She wanted to learn everything.” noone said that Denardis took classes and studied extra over the summer so that she could spend time on her own original projects during the school year. “one thing a lot of people recognize is how bright and intelligent she was,” noone said. “top of her class in compsci and math—she was literally on that trajectory that she wanted.” Denardis’ father noted that Becky See DENARDIS, page 4


Duke gets No. 3 seed in Midwest Region, will face Mercer by Daniel Carp the chronicle

the Blue Devils will begin their ncAA tournament journey close to home before facing a treacherous road to the Final Four. Duke (26-8, 13-5 in the Acc) earned the no. 3 seed in the Midwest region of this year’s 68-team field. the Blue Devils will take on 14th-seeded Mercer in a second-round matchup at Pnc Arena in raleigh Friday at 12:15

p.m. this year’s Midwest regional semifinal and final will be held in indianapolis, where the Blue Devils captured the 2010 national championship. the Midwest region could be the toughest in this year’s tournament, headlined by no. 1 seed Wichita State—which enters the Big Dance boasting a perfect 34-0 record. Duke could face a potential Sweet 16 matchup with no. 2 seed Michigan, which the Blue

Devils defeated at cameron indoor Stadium Dec. 3. the region’s no. 4 seed is defending national champion louisville, which knocked the Blue Devils out in the elite eight of last year’s tournament. the Acc was represented with six teams in this year’s ncAA tournament field. Virginia, which beat Duke Sunday in the championship game of the Acc tournament, earned the no. 1 seed in the east region. north carolina is

also in the east region as the sixth seed. Syracuse and Pittsburgh are both playing in the South region, with the orange earning a no. 3 seed and the Panthers seeded ninth. n.c. State was one of the last four teams to make it into this year’s field, earning a no. 12 seed in the Midwest region. Arizona and Florida also earned no. 1 seeds in the West and South regions, respectively.

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Duke Kunshan application deadlines extended by Lauren Carroll the chronicle

Potential members of Duke Kunshan University’s inaugural class, which will arrive on the campus this Fall, have a few extra weeks to submit applications. Despite original due dates in March, DKU administrators extended application deadlines for the undergraduate semester abroad, now due April 1, as well as the medical physics and global health masters programs, now due April 15. extending the deadline was always a possibility because of the short recruitment season, which began after DKU received the final stamp of approval from the chinese Ministry of education last semester, said nora Bynum, vice provost for DKU and china initiatives. Although she did not provide a specific number of applicants, Bynum said DKU administrators are pleased so far with the number and quality of applicants. As the application process continues, Bynum said she anticipates more applicants will come from china, and the recruiting season generally picks up after the lunar new Year, which was in January. the DKU team in china is busy with “roadshows,” recruiting from chinese universities, she said. “We have fairly modest enrollment goals,” Bynum said. “i think we will be able to meet those modest goals.” in the first semester, administrators expect to have 15 to 20 people per graduate program and about 50 undergraduates, though the latter is hard to predict. last semester, however, administrators gave a different goal for the undergraduate program. Wyatt Bruton, DKU

undergraduate recruiting coordinator, told the chronicle in november that DKU hoped to enroll 100 students—50 from china and 50 from other countries. Keith Dear, faculty director of the master’s of science in global health at DKU, called the original deadline a “priority deadline,” which was intended to encourage students to apply early. Applicants to the medical physics and global health programs can submit applications after the deadline, as well, according to the DKU website. the DKU master of management studies program through the Fuqua School of Business, which starts with a semester in Durham, has a rolling application process that began last Fall. the medical physics program has so far received six applications—three from china and three from other countries not including the U.S.—said DKU program director of medical physics Fang-Fang Yin, who hopes to receive between 30 and 40 total applications. recruitment challenges for medical physics include getting information to the students who are potentially interested, as well as making sure these possible applicants have time to take the required exams. Bynum added that she is particularly pleased with the number, diversity and quality of applicants coming out of Duke. According to the DKU website, nearly 30 faculty and administrative positions are also open. “We’re filling [the positions] at a rate that is appropriate,” Bynum said. earlier this month, the University an-

nounced a $2 million gift from an anonymous donor to fund the scholarships for the undergraduate semester abroad program, as well as creating a talent identification Program in china.



expected number of undergraduate students, a decrease from the 100 previously expected.

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the majority of the funds from that gift will go to DKU, said Wendy Kuran, associate vice president for business development for DKU and china. the scholarship will support any student in and outside of china who wants to attend DKU. the cost of attending DKU was a concern while the school was going through the approval process with the chinese Ministry of education because higher education is cheaper in china than it is in the United States. in its first semester, the undergraduate semester abroad tuition price is $22,900 for American and other nonchinese students. tuition will cost undergraduate chinese students only rMB 24,400—about 4,000 U.S. dollars. housing is waived for the first semester for all students. First-semester tuition for the masters programs will cost American and other non-chinese students around $23,000. the chinese students will pay rMB 80,000, which is about 13,000 in U.S. dollars. Although she did not have a specific number, Kuran said DKU is on track to make a $10 million philanthropic goal by 2019. their main focus, she added, is raising money from people and organizations in china. “that’s the goal on the books,” she said. “As we are in china and having successes, we will continue to evaluate that.”


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Jetsetter Duke alum Ryan Brown headed to Asia as Luce Scholar

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Ryan Brown, a Trinity graduate and current Oxford University Master’s student, was awarded the Luce Scholarship.

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Ryan Brown, Trinity ‘11, was announced as one of 18 winners of the Luce Scholarship for 2014-2015. Brown has spent the years since her graduation in South Africa on a Fulbright Scholarship, publishing a biography on South African journalist Nat Nakasa and writing for the


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James Ferguson and Anne Piotrowski and senior Shannon Kalsow, said David Jarmul, associate vice president for news and communications. He declined to comment on the name or status of the injured student. The Northwest Daily Florida News reported the injured student as senior Joao Marcos Correia Marques.

Christian Science Monitor. She is currently working towards a Master’s in African studies at the University of Oxford to be completed in June. The Luce Scholarship is a national fellowship that is awarded annually to college graduates under age 30 who have had minimal experience with Asia and Asian studies in order to increase understanding of the region in future American leaders. Brown, a former Chronicle staff writer, said a major reason why she decided to apply for the Luce Scholarship was because her time in South Africa allowed her to realize how interlinked contemporary Africa and Asia are. “I thought it’d be really useful for someone who wants to be a journalist in Africa to spend some time in Asia, learning a language, getting cultural immersion, working,” Brown said. “And I also thought it’d be an adventure.” The Chinatown and Chinese mining companies Brown saw in Johannesburg particularly intrigued her, she said. “Because of my own ignorance of the world, I wasn’t expecting to go to a big African city and see a Chinatown,” Brown said. “Seeing the Chinese mining companies sparked up this interest, made me very curious about the interrelations between these two parts of

the world.” Luce Scholars attend an orientation in June and language training in July and August, after which they are individually placed in Asian countries from September through July of the next year. Brown said she will be reporting for an English language newspaper most likely in a Chinese speaking region, although her exact country and placement have yet to be determined. She hopes to learn Mandarin and learn about the local culture so she can write about Chinese-African relationships in a fair and accurate way, she said. Brown noted that she previously applied for the Luce Scholarship as a senior at Duke and was denied. “I just wanted the Luce because I wanted to go abroad,” Brown said. “After I got rejected from it, I went on with my life but I always kept the fellowship in my head. Three years later, I had a much more coherent sense of what I might want to do with it, so I applied again.” Brown’s honors thesis adviser Karin Shapiro, associate professor of the practice of African and African American studies, described Brown as incredibly dedicated, tremendously enthusiastic about her work and an “imaginative, prodigious and dogged” researcher.

“She was trying to get material on Nat Nakasa, and she managed to get the South African police file on him, filed a Freedom of Information request with the FBI, got in touch with his remaining family and colleagues,” Shapiro said. “She has a very compelling and good reason to go [to Asia]…she’ll be great.” Rose Filler, Trinity ’11 and a friend of Brown’s who also had Shapiro as an adviser, echoed Shapiro’s sentiments. She described Brown as intellectual, thoughtful and curious. “She’s just a really exceptional person, as a student, and any scholarship she gets I would be not surprised about,” Filler said. “She’s the kind of person that gets along with anyone, so she’ll adapt and find good relationships with people [in Asia] regardless of their superficial differences.” Brown is the ninth Duke alumnus to receive the scholarship since it was created in 1974, and the first since 2007. “When you go to a new place, everything is unusual and interesting—that’s the moment for me when I get the most story ideas, when I feel most excited,” Brown said. “I’m just really excited to go to a part of the world that I’ve never explored and see what kind of cool new stories I’m going to find there.”

According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, Hale—a 25-year-old from Jemison, Ala.—was driving east on I-10 when he drove across the grass median and struck the students, who were traveling west. Both vehicles flipped over. Vice President for Student Affairs Larry Moneta wrote an email to the student body stating that memorial plans for DeNardis will develop throughout the next couple of days. He added that students can reach out

to residence hall advisers, Counseling and Psychological Services and academic advisers for support. “We are numbed by this terrible loss and will need each other’s love and caring as we cope and grieve,” Moneta wrote. DeNardis was a recipient of the Braxton Craven Scholarship, a full scholarship that pays for a student’s tuition during their four years as an undergraduate student. A double major in computer science and

mathematics, DeNardis was a dean’s list student throughout her time at Duke. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest academic honor society. Beyond her academics, DeNardis was a member of the selective living group Round Table. DeNardis planned to work at Google upon graduating this Spring. Students and staff members affected by the incident stayed in a hotel Friday night and flew back to Durham Saturday.

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aimed to work in the tech industry for a while and eventually wanted to find a job where she could work directly to help people. “that was the byproduct of a lot of the people she met at Duke,” he said. “there were a lot of socially conscious people around her.” Denardis was also a tA for many classes since her freshman year, and an active member of both the intramural soccer team and round table selective living group. in round table, where she lived for three years, she was known for facilitating recruitment, serving on the house council multiple years and making personal connections with many who lived there. “round table was 100 percent the defining experience of Duke for all of us,” noone said. “[We] found such a strong, supportive community.” round table members put up posters, candles and makeshift memorials over the weekend to remember Becky and support one another, said senior Fei Gao, another close friend and former roommate. Gao and noone, who with Denardis have all been interchanging roommates at Duke and very close friends,

recounted memories of Becky over the years such as her penchant for reading the first page of books but never finishing them, her habit of “zigzag” walking down the narrow hallways of round table section, her knack for finding new music on Spotify and her uniquely specific tastes in movies. “Becky was one of those who people who are understatedly charismatic,” noone said. “You don’t realize you’re being charmed until it’s too late.” Both friends agreed that Denardis could turn ordinary situations into special ones just by being herself. noone referenced this past winter break when she and Denardis and a group of friends visited Gao in her hometown as one of her strongest memories of her friend. “the three of us sharing one huge queen-sized bed chatting about everything or nothing at all, sharing random stories, that are probably actually really ordinary,” Gao said. “But the moment was very special.” Denardis’ parents explained that her college experiences drew her out of her shell and helped her to develop as a person, adding to the sharp wit and compassionate demeanor she had had all along. “i’ve been saying, ‘She is comfortable in her own skin,’” her mother Judy Denardis said. “She was happy with who she was.”

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Blue Devils can’t catch Cavs

Virginia’s stout defense too much for Duke

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GREENSBORO, N.C.—In a championship game that pitted the ACC’s top scoring offense against the nation’s top scoring defense, Virginia proved that defense does, in fact, win championships. The third-seeded Blue Devils fell to top-seeded Virginia 72-63 Sunday at the Greensboro Coliseum in the championship game of the ACC tournament. With the loss, Duke extends its ACC tournament title drought to three years. “We weren’t able to make the plays that win championships,” sophomore forward Amile Jefferson said. “Knowing that we were so close. I still haven’t won a championship. That hurts. That hurts a lot, knowing that you were right there.” Shooting just 38.1 percent on the game, Duke (26-8) left enough opportunities at the rim to allow Virginia (28-6) to do what it does best—play with a lead. Boasting one of the nation’s most disciplined offenses and physical defenses, the Cavaliers have a knack for making a two-point lead feel like 20. “We just didn’t finish. The shots that we normally make, we didn’t finish,” sophomore See M. BASKETBALL, page 12

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The Blue Devils left the court at the Greensboro Coliseum amid a sea of confetti as Virginia celebrated its first ACC tournament title since 1976.

GREENSBORO, N.C.—Gone are the days when the ACC tournament champion could effectively be decided by a coin flip between conference powerhouses Duke and North Carolina. Virginia’s 72-63 win against Duke Sunday at the Greensboro Coliseum made the Cavaliers the fourth different program to take home the tournament hardware in as many years. Josh Hairston, Tyler Thornton, Andre Dawkins and Todd Zafirovski are the only members of the Duke roster with an ACC title, which came back in 2011 as the last of three consecutive Blue Devil championships. In the ensuing three years, a trio of teams outside the state of North Carolina claimed the tournament trophy for the first time ever. Florida State won in 2012, followed by one-hit wonder Miami last season and Sunday’s coronation of Tony Bennett’s Cavaliers. “That’s special, but it shows you the stranglehold those schools have had on it,” Bennett said of finishing off the historic stretch. “Our job is to pry it away.” Thornton said the Blue Devils can’t expect to coast to a title. “You can’t come in expecting to just See PARITY, page 12


beach captures national championship in heptathlon by Ali Wells THE CHRONICLE

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Redshirt senior Curtis Beach earned the second national championship of his career by capturing the heptathlon at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Curtis Beach didn’t go home to Albuquerque, N.M., for sun and relaxation this spring break. Instead, he won the national title in the indoor heptathlon in front of a hometown crowd. The Blue Devils ended the indoor season on a high note, adding another NCAA Champion to the program’s resume Saturday with the redshirt senior’s performance. Tallying up 6,190 points through seven events—a conference, school and personal record—Beach fought to the last event in two days of competition to claim his second national indoor title in the heptathlon, with his first victory coming in 2012. “It’s kind of crazy it came full circle,” Beach said. “I think no matter if I placed first, second or third, it was still pretty memorable…. I’m just soaking up the experience. All I wanted to do was come out and perform my best, and as long as I did that, I’d be happy and satisfied.” Opening with a season-best time in the

60-meter dash of 7.06 seconds and a fifthplace finish, Beach then won the heptathlon’s long jump with a personal-best jump of 25 feet, 2 inches on his third and final attempt. He struggled in the shot-put, earning only 613 points following a 15th-place throw of 39 feet, 8 3/4 inches. Beach was able to rally and end the first day of competition in third by matching his personal-best performance in the high jump. On his final attempt, the redshirt senior cleared 6 feet, 9 inches and took fifth in the event. Wrapping up Friday’s competition, Beach recorded a personal-best score 3,310 points through the first day of competition. Despite these impressive efforts, he found himself in third entering Saturday’s slate of events. He trailed Michael Uibo of Georgia and Kevin Lazas of Arkansas, who held 3,358 and 3,315 points, respectively. With three events left, there was plenty of room for See BEACH, page 11

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Wolf’s oT game-winner lifts blue Devils atop Tar heels by Brian Mazur THE CHRONICLE

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Senior Jordan Wolf’s goal with 2:34 remaining in overtime gave the Blue Devils a 9-8 victory against arch rival North Carolina. ing back-to-back timeouts to try to set up a scoring play, but the North Carolina defense held its ground and denied the Duke offense a go-ahead goal. In overtime, Brendan Fowler, who struggled at the faceoff X in the first half, won a crucial draw to give the Blue Devils possession of the ball to open overtime. Minutes later Wolf knocked in

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It took extra time and a decisive overtime goal, but Duke finally edged a ranked opponent for the first time in more than two weeks. Senior attack Jordan Wolf found the back of the net 8 with 2:34 to play UNC DUKE 9 in overtime, propelling the No. 6 Blue Devils to a 9-8 victory against No. 4 North Carolina Saturday afternoon at Koskinen Stadium. Wolf took possession of the ball and ran behind the net, breaking away from Tar Heel defenders, and slid the ball past goalie Kieran Burke for the game-winner. “The Carolina game is so much fun,” Duke head coach John Danowski said. “Obviously there is a big crowd, and you are playing a great opponent who is extremely well coached and very talented. We respect Coach Breschi and his staff and his players. It was a great college event.” With 2:00 to go in regulation, Duke (6-2, 1-1 ACC) trailed 8-7, but junior attack Kyle Keenan scored his third goal of the game to knot the score at eight. Keenan registered the first hat trick of his career, scoring on three of his four shots on the afternoon. The Blue Devils had a chance to score in the final seconds of regulation, tak-

In the second half, Blue Devil Deemer Class assisted Case Matheis 44 seconds into the half, which put Duke up 4-3. But North Carolina dominated the rest of the quarter, entering the final 15 minutes building on a 7-5 lead. “Their faceoff guy did a terrific job,” Danowski said. “He was dynamic and athletic, and we saw that on tape and thought he was terrific. Their good players played really well.” But the Tar Heels managed just one fourth quarter goal, allowing the Blue Devils to climb back into the game behind an offensive push that would eventually tie the score with Keenan’s third goal. Duke goalie Luke Aaron notched 15 saves against 46 total shots and was a major factor in the fourth-quarter defensive stand. Aaron has been battling fellow goalie Kyle Turri for playing time, but Danowski elected to keep Aaron between the pipes the whole game. “It was 1-1 at the quarter and 3-3 at the half,” Danowski said. “You are only giving up one goal in 15 minutes and then two goals in another 15 minutes. It just made a lot of sense to stay with Luke.” After suffering back-to-back losses to top five opponents No. 3 Maryland and No. 5 Loyola earlier in the season, the once top-ranked Blue Devils have now

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the leaderboard to change. “[Curtis] is a veteran,” Duke associate head coach Shawn Wilbourn said. “He’s been through this before. I think the biggest thing was knowing that he didn’t have to have these miraculous performances in every event. He just had to be steady.” Beach got off to a strong start Saturday by winning his heat in the 60-meter hurdles. With a time of 8.12 seconds, he took third in the event and moved into second place, just 16 points behind Uibo. But the pole vault shuffled the leaderboard again. With three posting marks

above 17 feet, Beach’s mark of 16 feet, 6 3/4 inches left him tied for sixth in the event and fourth place overall despite vaulting a personal best. Entering the final event, Beach drew upon the energy of his hometown crowd to shine in the 1,000-meter run. As nearly 50 of his friends and family cheered in the stands, the Blue Devil fed off the their support, took an early lead and left his competitors far behind him. Turning in a time of 2:28.76, Beach crossed the line almost 15 seconds ahead of Uibo and earned 1,002 points to take the lead from the Bulldog. Beach finished with 6,190 points, Uibo with 6,044 points and Lazas with 5973 points. “Everybody was here,” Beach said. “The same people that were coaching me and supporting me when I was eight are the same ones that are here supporting me… The fact that my best ended up being an NCAA championship just makes it that much greater.” Duke also received solid performances from a number of other Blue Devils throughout the course of the championships. Graduate student Juliet Bottorff improved on last year’s seventh-place finish by earning fifth place with a final time 16:26.53. Senior Tanner Anderson earned eighth place in the high jump. After clearing 7 feet 0.25 inches, Anderson garnered his first Indoor First-Team All-America honors. In her first NCAA Championships, pole-vaulter Megan Clark earned second-team All-America honors Friday with her 13 feet, 9 1/4 inches clearance—just off her season best jumps.

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proven that they can knock off one of the nation’s top teams. Duke will face another test Sunday when it plays ACC-newcomer No. 10 Syracuse for a rematch of last season’s NCAA championship game. Their ACC experience gives the Blue Devils added confidence going into next week’s

matchup, but the team is still taking each game in stride. “I think we keep our nose down,” Danowski said. “We don’t really think globally yet. We are just trying to get better, and trying to find yourself as a team. Find out where you are going to get goals from, who is going to make saves, who your starting defense is. It is always a work in progress.”

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guard Rasheed Sulaimon said. “We got the shots that we wanted but we just didn’t finish at a high percentage.” With the teams knotted at 53-53 down the stretch, Virginia pulled away with a 6-0 run thanks to a backdoor cut by firstteam All-ACC selection Malcolm Brogdon, a tip-in by forward Akil Mitchell and a pair of free throws by Anthony Gill. That was all the Cavaliers would need to capture their first ACC tournament title since 1976. The Blue Devils were able to cut the lead to as few as four points with 1:28 remaining, but a flurry of late free throws allowed Virginia to widen its advantage and preserve the victory. Playing what could be the last ACC game of his collegiate career, Jabari Parker overcame a slow start to take over the second half. The freshman from Chicago finished the game with 23 points and eight rebounds. Parker’s aggressiveness was on display throughout, consistently taking on defenders to get to the rim for buckets, but after starting the second half 6-for-8 he finished the game just 1-for-6 down the stretch. “He carried us,” Sulaimon said. “Jabari is a special, special talent. And what you have to love about him is that when the time arises, he always steps up to the big-time occasion.”

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The game started out as a defensive struggle, with Duke hitting just three of its first 19 attempts from the floor and Virginia going more than eight minutes in the first half without a field goal. Both teams began to find their shooting stroke near the end of the period, trading triples to send the Cavaliers into the locker room with a 28-25 advantage. The Blue Devils struggled with foul trouble throughout the contest, with all five starters either fouling out or finishing with four fouls. Ultimately, the Cavaliers took 38 attempts at the free-throw line to Duke’s 11, but Virginia kept the Blue Devils in the game by shooting just 65.8 percent at the charity stripe. “It was little ticky tack grabbing stuff that we can do,” junior point guard Quinn Cook said. “We get away with it sometimes in practice but in games... the refs are going to call it.” Brogdon hit a number of big foul shots down the stretch for the Cavaliers en route to 23 points. Although the Cavaliers’ free-throw shooting did not hurt Duke, foul trouble prevented the Blue Devils from playing physical defense down the stretch and provided Virginia with some easy looks at the basket. “It shouldn’t affect us, but it can make guys not as aggressive as they were at the beginning just because you don’t want to pick up that fourth foul early in the half,” Jefferson said. “It knocks us back a little bit, but it really can’t.”

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hang a banner, you have to fight for that,” Thornton said. “Each one of those teams had a chip on their shoulder at some point in the season and they weren’t getting the respect they felt they deserved. They had a point to prove and they proved it.” Seventeen of the 18 ACC tournament champions between 1994 and 2011 hailed from the Tar Heel state. Maryland needed overtime against Duke in 2004 to bust up that streak. The Blue Devils climbed the podium 10 times in that stretch, and North Carolina cut down the nets five times. Tim Duncan-led Wake Forest hoisted the trophy in 1995 and 1996. Despite the parity within the conference in the last three years, the ACC has struggled to shed its reputation as consisting of Duke, North Carolina and the rest of the field. The conference’s dilemma is reminiscent of the PGA in the heyday of Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. That duo’s absence from the leaderboard in the late 2000s allowed the nation to appreciate the next generation of talented golfers, but the last three tournament champs have entered the NCAA tournament still under-appreciated at the national level. Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski didn’t hold back during the weekend in voicing displeasure concerning the conference’s dwindling number of projected tournament bids. He jokingly offered the services of his Blue Devils and Roy Williams’ Tar Heels in continuing to promote the top-to-bottom strength of the league. “[It] hasn’t done anything yet,” Krzyzewski said of the new found parity’s effects on the conference’s national perception. “Should I tell Roy the two of us should keep losing?” The Cavaliers’ rise to prominence this season has been predicated on all the things that allowed Krzyzewski’s Blue Devils to achieve perennial postseason success during the past three decades. Virginia stifled their tournament competition by allowing 54 points per game in its three victories. A veteran ball club, the Cavaliers executed efficiently on offense behind AllACC selection Malcom Brogdon and tournament MVP Joe Harris, even if it wasn’t always pretty. Down low, forwards Akil Mitchell and Anthony Gill made life difficult for Blue Devil slashers at the rim and forced Jabari Parker to work hard for each of his 23 points. Offensively, the duo contributed 19 points and 22 rebounds, including several big offensive boards down the stretch after Duke appeared to make the defensive stops it needed. “Virginia’s a very methodical team, they run their offense and they don’t take bad shots,” Duke guard Rasheed Sulaimon said. “One thing about them is you have to stay disciplined all the way through the rebound. I thought a lot of times we stayed disciplined throughout the shot and then kind of [lapsed] a little bit on the rebounding. When you’re playing a team like that you’ve got to finish the whole play out.” Conference expansion makes a return to the Tobacco Road-dominated ACC that much more unlikely. Syracuse won its first 25 games before stumbling down the stretch, and Jamie Dixon’s Pittsburgh squad played Virginia tight in the conference semifinals. Reigning national champion Louisville, which enters the league next season, blew through the American Athletic Conference tournament like a tornado. “I mean, [the ACC is] the best conference in America,” guard Quinn Cook said. “People can say the Big 12, the Big Ten, no disrespect to them but... there’s never a consistent winner.” The chance to play against elite competition is what draws players like Sulaimon to Durham. They know that year in, year out, they’ll have a chance to compete for titles, even though the conference’s improvement has made that path increasingly more difficult. “Now that the ACC is expanding too with more teams coming in, it just makes the tournament that much better,” Sulaimon said. “I signed up for Duke to come here and win ACC championships and national championships. It hurts for us to not win [today] but we’ve got another chance to win the big thing.”

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An exemplary life We come back to campus this week heavyhearted, mourning the loss of our fellow student, Rebecca Denardis. On Friday we all received the sobering news, reminding us how quickly and unexpectedly a life can be taken away. Becky died in a car accident in Florida while on a canoeing trip with the Outdoor Adventures Program. Her death is shocking and deeply saddening to us all. She was a member of the selective living group Round Table, where she held several close friendships. She was very active in the community, and her presence was both uplifting and lively. She was supportive, loving and selfless, always placing the best interests of others over her own. Friends say she would pick them up in the middle of the night if they needed help—no questions asked. She was so kind that she never asked for anything in return. Round Table is mourning her passing together. The group has already made a memorial on its bench

and in its hallways. It is important for communities that shared and cherished Becky’s presence to grieve together. Becky touched the lives of so many and so many feel her loss. Becky exemplified Duke’s mission. She excelled in academics and demonstrated a genuine desire

Editorial to use her knowledge to improve the lives of others. Uncommonly bright, Becky was a math and computer science double major, a Braxton Craven Scholar and member of Phi Beta Kappa—the United States’ oldest academic honor society. Becky interned at Google for two summers and planned to work at the company next year. She cared deeply about promoting women in technological fields and her work was very important to her. She worked as a teaching assistant every year because she wanted to be a

mentor and a leader in her field. Her goals stretched well beyond Duke and beyond her immediate personal gain—something we can all strive for. She hoped that, after working in the tech industry, she could find a job that would directly help people. She wanted to learn everything she could so that she could serve others whenever she was able. She sought always to be supportive and kind. It is difficult to grasp the sudden loss of someone who had such a promising future. It is particularly saddening to know that she is the victim of someone else’s reckless decision to drive drunk. As vice president for student affairs Larry Moneta wrote in his email on Friday: “We are numbed by this terrible loss and will need each other’s love and caring as we cope and grieve.” And more than that, we should all aim to be a little more like Becky as we cope with her loss. Let us be supportive, caring and loving. Perhaps amid all this tragedy, we will feel her presence and enduring support.

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Living in refuge

magine yourself on a flight’s standby list. You’re stuck in a liminal period that is predetermined by some higher power—“some” being the key word, because you really have no idea who this higher power may be. This feeling of betwixt and between leaves you plunging for any opportunity that will lead you to the front of the line. And even then, it’s not guaranteed that you’ll get a seat.

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Now imagine instead of a seat, you’re plunging for food, water, medications—you’re fighting for the basic items of survival. And these items are not only for you. They’re for those who have managed to escape the turbulent lands with you. I heard this analogy on my research trip during Spring Break. I traveled with my Displacement and Mental Health Bass Connections team to Amman, Jordan to dig deeper into some key refugee issues that are often overlooked. This afforded me the opportunity to meet key stakeholders and organizations that shape refugees’ trajectories. This also afforded me the opportunity to realize that the way we’re talking about refugees is hurting our research and, more importantly, hurting the millions of people who have been involuntarily displaced. We numb our conversations, drowning our words in a pool of political correctness and prestigious rhetoric. (Although, let’s be real, we shouldn’t turn to politics for correctness.) We place a shield around our conversations so that only those with similar backgrounds can participate. Our bodies have become desensitized as we have trained our mouths to sing the songs our media exudes on repeat. While these discussions place us one step ahead of those who remain oblivious (read: ignorant), we miss an important part of the conversation: humanness. Refugees are people who have histories, memories, families, love, relationships, heartbreaks, careers and dreams. And just like, us, students, they want futures. By privileging the voices of refugees, we learn so much more than any textbook or article can tell us. I grew as a student of mental health, displacement and behavioral issues during one of the conversations I had with refugees in Amman. Refugees can recall the exact corner near their home where a best friend was killed or the market where a brother was kidnapped or the street where an explosion killed hundreds of community members. A lot of refugees have no desire of returning to their motherlands, even though those are often the only lands they’ve ever known. These memories don’t dissolve, and it takes more than politicians to pose solutions. Refugee issues transcend all disciplines. Leaving them out of our discussions is leaving out an important part of the story.

Let’s put the obvious disciplines aside and look at some less discernible fields that are influenced by, and influence, refugee studies. Economics is one. At millions of dollars a year, refugee camps are financial burdens to host countries. But there are more to refugees than refugee camps. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees estimates that over half of all refugees are urban refugees. While in Amman, I learned that two of the city’s largest hotels are owned by Iraqi refugees. These hotels are focal points of the city and welcome tourists, and their money, from all over. While many camps still exist, Palestinians now make up about half of the Jordanian population. During my visits to various organizations, I met lawyers, professors, doctors and directors of nongovernmental organizations who are of Palestinian descent. And let’s not forget about the refugees’ influence on us here in Durham, N.C. Sondos Taxis was started by an Iraqi refugee and now employs over 15 refugees from Iraq and Sudan. Discounting these stories from our discussions and studies is not accurately representing Jordan, Palestine, Iraq, refugees, the hotel industry, the taxi industry, the Duke experience or the financial successes of economic systems. Anthropology is another discipline that grows with refugee studies. Ethnographic research is an essential tool because it allows us to understand how others constitute themselves in society. It’s only then that policy reform can capture the nuances of different refugee populations and develop effective programs. We see this through mental health services, which call for a solid understanding of interpretations and current resources before proposing any intervention for refugees. Medicine, global health and bioscience are other avenues that push researchers to the next level when studying refugee issues. It allows students and researchers to combine their backgrounds with effective, innovative solutions that place them outside of the box that a textbook prescribes. These last two years, Duke has given me the opportunity to interact with and understand refugee issues in Egypt, Jordan and North Carolina. But it takes more than a handful of students and professors (many thanks to the Kenan Institute for Ethics) to change political discourse. It’s not always about repatriation or caveats in the system—it’s about the mothers, the children, the doctors, the fighters. It’s about the students who, too, want a college education. It’s about the pregnant mothers who are dodging the damaging effects of a failing healthcare system. It’s about the men and women whose economic successes go unheard. It’s about the stories. And it’s about how we develop and integrate them into our lives. My ode to all students: listen, learn, and grow. Because our educational trajectory is for more than us. Our educational trajectory is shaped by and is for so, so many more than us. Leena El-Sadek is a Trinity junior. Her column runs every other Monday.

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grew up in a working-middle class neighborhood where all of the houses looked exactly the same, a handful of people had college degrees and most led average, comfortable suburban lifestyles. Throughout elementary school, all of the mothers would gather in the cul de sac with lawn chairs and chitchat while watching the kids play. It is probably a familiar image: Mothers staying home, caring for children, cooking and cleaning. This was the norm that remained unquestioned.

direction, I came to terms with the fact that this could easily one day be me. I felt hopeless and guilty. I spend a lot of time critiquing feminism for being neglectful of issues affecting women of color and working class people. I despise elitist, white-girl, upper middle class feminism and make fun of Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In.” Yet, here I saw a need for empowerment and no clear means of how to address it. Who is fighting for middle-class housewives?

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as if In this context, standards for success were clear. Stable families with two children and no talk of divorce was the ideal that made people the happiest, and what I, and my young neighbors, would one day aspire to. But as I grew up, these standards for success became hazier. Returning from Duke to my neighborhood with internships and job opportunities was definitely good reason for my neighbors to be impressed, but my pale skin, frizzy hair and glasses didn’t mesh with the image of what a girl should be achieving in college: greek letters and a boyfriend. With some haughty sense of superiority, I often casually dismiss the questions surrounding my dating and social life. I silently scoff to myself, “No, I didn’t go to a formal, but have you read Simone de Beauvoir?” I pity them. To me, they were those poor mothers trapped in a repressive, patriarchal regime that I’ve somehow freed myself of by identifying as a feminist. On my most recent trip home, however, I was able to interrogate my obnoxious, entitled attitude and the work that we, fellow feminists, are doing for the moms in my cul de sac. I found myself having a conversation with my next-door neighbor who has a son my age and a daughter going off to college. Immediately I saw within her a never-before-seen sense of empowerment that came with deciding to separate from her husband. She confidently talked about her personal life and struggles as well as her hopes and goals for the future, and then reality sunk in. She told me her husband never wanted her to work and wanted her to stay home with the kids. She had gotten an administrative job, but was terrified because she had no idea how to operate within a workplace. Her finances were always tied with her husband’s. She had absolutely no credit, making it extremely difficult to get loans or make large purchases. Another neighbor consoled her by telling her she shouldn’t worry, that she was “still young-looking and fit.” My mother and many of her friends are facing situations where they stayed at home, but now their children are leaving the house and they feel like they are losing their sense of purpose. One woman asked, “Where did my goals go? I used to have so many.” This really struck me. At a time in my life in which I have many goals and can’t foresee a time when I am without any sense of

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And how can we make feminism appealing to them? It pains me to see my mother feel worthless. My mother was lucky. She had full agency when deciding to stay home, while most women don’t. She even pursued a master’s degree when we were in school, but could never finish because I would be sick, or I would be too busy. She was forced to sacrifice her identity when she made the decision to be a stay-at-home mom. Does it really have to be this way? Do we have to leave our middle-class mothers without a sense of self or financial security? And how does this whole feminism thing work in their favor? While I am completely in favor of media and the blogosphere creating movements to make feminism more inclusive, quite honestly, I don’t think this is going to help the women in my neighborhood. Third-wave feminism and viral-feminism are great tools for empowering the somewhat privileged girls of my generation, but what about our mothers? To them, feminism is still that man-hating, bra-burning thing that girls who can’t get boyfriends do. I can tell you right now that my neighbor reading Jezebel isn’t going to change the fact that she is completely drowning in a system that disfranchised her. I can also tell you that being more outspoken at her job or, as Sheryl Sandberg says, being “bossy” isn’t going to suddenly make her independent. Where is their movement? I am not arguing that feminism is the end-all, be-all for women empowerment, but it is definitely a start. Its previous forms and iterations are why women have increased visibility and mobility today. But even in its 100th wave, capital “F” Feminism can never appeal to a universal audience. When we craft and theorize ideas of how it should exist or what shape it should take, we neglect certain groups of women. There end up being consequences that transcend generations. So when we think about new age feminism and the third wave, we have to be careful about who we are ostracizing, because, one day, these women will be mothers—removed from the goals and independence of their past selves.

Reorienting the discussion about sex work We are Duke faculty members who engage in research and teaching related to sex, sexuality and sex work. The recent revelations regarding a Duke student’s decision to work in pornography have unleashed distressing attacks on her person, and we want to join with other members of the Duke community who have supported her against this onslaught of hate. These attacks include vicious name-calling, threats of sexual violence and outing her to family and friends. Many attackers hide under the cloak of anonymity, amplified by social media. While she is the current target, the toxic and derogatory words used to describe her are sadly familiar and part of a long history of shaming women involved in sex work. Our obligation as Duke faculty is to help shift the focus from moral judgment to an examination of the larger social issues at stake. To that end, we want to highlight four persistent problems in current discussions. First, the moral agenda that accompanies the denunciation of sex work is built on a double standard that criminalizes the women who do sex work while ignoring the activities of the (largely) male consumer of pornography. A broader consideration of consumption is necessary to understand the gendered dimensions of the sex industry, not to similarly criminalize the consumer but to dislodge the ideologies about male and female sexuality on which the double standard is based. Second, the assumption that women who use the language of pleasure and

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pride to describe their sex work are naïve is a patronizing denial of the authority usually granted to personal experience. It is doubly patronizing to assume that college students are too young to make their own decisions or to understand the complexity of sex as commerce. Third, the blanket condemnation of sex work obscures the importance of considering the complex power dynamics engaged in all forms of sexual activity. A university intent on educating the whole person will engage the study of sex in ways that address the diversity of its social, economic and affective forms. Fourth, the use of feminism to chastise sex workers betrays feminism’s own complex history of debate about women’s participation in the sex industry and falsely presents liberal pro-sex positions as the only available antidote to anti-pornography arguments. A fuller engagement with feminist scholarship would yield more nuanced perspectives on sex, work and agency. It is our hope that members of the Duke community will join us in reaffirming the centrality of the university’s academic mission. As we see it, sex in any of its forms would not so easily lend itself to scandal if our critical ability to discuss it were not so deeply impoverished. Diane Nelson, professor of cultural anthropology Gunther Peck, associate professor of history and public policy Pete Sigal, professor of history Antonio Viego, associate professor of literature and Spanish and Latin American studies Robyn Wiegman, professor of literature and women’s studies

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