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School has been canceled for the rest of the year due to a 2 percent chance of rain this week, Vice President for Student Affairs Elmo Neta announced in an email sent to the student body Monday. “We spotted a few raindrops on the radar, so make sure to stock up on nonperishable food and firewood,” Neta wrote. “Better safe than sorry, folks.” After light showers were observed several states away, the Duke-UNC baseball games was also cancelled to ensure the safety of the players. A number of students—particularly those from wetter climates—reacted with disdain. “I’m from Oregon,” said sophomore Jane Smith. “This is so totally ridiculous. My friends at home would go to school in like, a monsoon. People from the South just have no idea how to handle this, and it’s so, so, so pathetic. I can’t deal with this.” Other students, however, were overjoyed at the announcement. “I don’t know what I would do if I stepped in a puddle on the way to Perkins,” junior Joe Doe said. “This really helped keep me safe.” A number of girls added that they had already filled their quota for days wearing rainboots this semester, so being able to stay inside would be a relief. To make up the missed class time, courses will stay in session throughout the month of June, Neta added. This will also result in the cancellation of the annual Last Day of Classes celebration. Although there was immediate student backlash to the make-up policy, no students seemed to be upset about LDOC.

A wrecking ball, ridden by Elmo Neta, crashed into the Chapel following a dispute among top administrators. by Mouses, SashaFierce and GaGa The Chomicle

Administrators are locked in a battle with the campus renovation contractor, who claims to be overworked and underpaid and has knocked a wrecking ball into Duke Chapel out of frustration. The University has clawed and chained its heart in vain, as well as jumping without asking why the renovations are taking so long, said Vice President for Student Affairs Elmo Neta. He confessed he will

always want the construction and can’t live a lie running for his life, after falling under the spell of the Board of Trusty. “All I wanted was to break your walls,” noted the lead architect in response. “All you ever did was wreck me. Yeah—you, you wreck me.” When asked what progress has been made on construction in the past few months, he said the main change was the crane that was put high up in the sky and now it’s not coming down.

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“It slowly turned, letting the campus burn, and now we are ashes on the ground,” Neta said. “Don’t you ever say I just walked away…. I never meant to start a war.” Neta added that he just wanted to be let in to the negotiations and has since guessed that he should have let the contractor win. Nevertheless, he has come to the conclusion that he can’t stop and he won’t stop the construction, as it is “[his] campus and he can do what he wants to.”

40 percent of student fees goes to Shooters memberships by Alabama National Parke The Chomicle

The Do Something? Government House of Representatives decided to cover all future students’ Shooters membership fees in an emergency session last night. Earlier this year, Shooters XX Saloon announced that it would become a membersonly club, requiring patrons to pay a fee to belong. This sparked a semester-long campaign by a Super PAC of two students to pass a DSG resolution allocating 40 percent of student activities fees automatically to the dance club on a semesterly basis. “The hookup culture necessitates that we provide universal DFMO coverage to

students,” said senior and 40 Percent Plan architect, Manuel Trunks. “I don’t care what the haters say. Socialism works.” After much redundant and unproductive debate, the measure passed unanimously in the DSG House Monday night, despite the fact that only six members attended the meeting. “At first I was against it, but then I realized it wasn’t fair for the richest 1 percent of students to pay 100 percent of the Shooters membership fees,” said DSG Prime Minister Gwen Stephani. “This way, everyone will contribute equally to the Avicii remixes and replacing the broken bathroom stalls destroyed by too-turnt freshmen.”

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Documentary to premiere for Durham Lemur Week by Danielle Muoio The Chronicle

The city of Durham’s first Lemur Week will conclude with the release of a documentary featuring Duke lemurs. Lemur Week was declared by Mayor Pro Tempore Cora Cole-McFadden as part of an effort to raise awareness about the endangered status of lemurs and announce the release of the documentary, “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar.” Filmed over the course of six months, the documentary is intended to highlight the importance of conservation efforts in Madagascar. More than 90 percent of forests have been destroyed in Madagascar due to practices like slash-and-burn agriculture and 75 percent of lemurs are at risk of extinction. “Lemurs have been around for 60 million years, and it’s about time they got a week,” said Drew Fellman, writer and producer of the film. He noted that he was inspired to do a documentary about lemurs specifically because of their “epic origin story.” Fellman—who previously wrote and produced “Born to be Wild,” a documentary filmed about orphaned orangutans and elephants—added that the documentary was one of his hardest to shoot due to the difficult terrain and lack of infrastructural support in Madagascar. The difficulty of producing the film was echoed by Patricia Wright, a izzi clark/the Chronicle

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First Lemur Week to conclude with release of a documentary featured Duke lemurs.

Four Duke seniors to pursue research as Hart Fellows by Sasha Zients The Chronicle

Four seniors have been named Hart Fellows for 2014—an increase from the fellowship’s traditional three recipients, which is mostly due to the outstanding nature of this year’s applicants, program directors said. Anastasia Karklina, Lucas Spangher, Jessye Waxman and Casey Williams are the recipients of the ten-month fellowship, which is run by the Hart Leadership Program in the Sanford School of Public Policy. Through the fellowship, students are offered the opportunity to work in low- and middleincome countries outside of the United States and immerse themselves in communities that are facing complex social, political and economic issues. “Each of the four applicants had fascinating, ambitious, yet feasible proposal ideas,” said Alma Blount, director of the Hart Leadership Program. “We simply could not choose

between them, so we invited all four to join us.” Spangher, Waxman and Williams will use the fellowship to do projects with a focus on environmental sustainability, while Karklina will research women’s rights. “What unifies this class of fellows is that their projects are a natural continuation of who they are and what they have done at Duke,” said Erin Sweeney, Trinity ’13 and research associate for the Hart Leadership Program. “They each have a deep passion, a clear sense of purpose, and a desire to lead a rich public life.” This year’s increased number of fellows was contingent on both the applicant pool and funding, said Sanjana Marpagda, Trinity ’13 and the research service-learning coordinator for the Hart Leadership program. Blount noted that the program would like to have more funding to meet the demand of applicants through grants and other programs.

Originally from Riga, Latvia, Anastasia Karklina is graduating with a double major in political science and African and African American studies. While at Duke, Karklina has been involved in community organizing around issues of social justice and has been working at the Women’s Center for the last year. She has previously conducted research in Uganda, Israel and Ghana. “I hope that the fellowship will allow me to continue pursuing my passion for gender equity after I graduate, and will let me reflect on how I will choose to engage with gender justice in the next few years,” Karklina wrote in an email Monday. Karklina will spend her year working with the Gender Studies and Human Rights Documentation Centre in Accra, Ghana. She plans to interview male students at the University of Ghana to examine their attitudes on gender equity issues. Lucas Spangher—an A.B. Duke

scholar from Long Island, N.Y.—is graduating with a degree in computer science and statistics with a minor in mathematics. Spangher will travel to Mumbai, India to research the factors and methods most conducive to biogas generation in rural villages. “I’m interested in sustainability because I think that environmental degradation is the single most pressing problem we as a species face,” Spangher wrote in an email Sunday. Spangher said he will be working at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in Mumbai for a month to learn about bio-gas development and work on model concepts for his statistics work. He will then spend the next three months traveling to villages in neighboring regions to observe their plants. Jessye Waxman is a senior from Great Neck, N.Y. who will graduate with a major in environmental science policy See hart, page 3

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DUSDAC reviews food truck Interfaith dialogue explores reflection on catastrophes survey, West Union plans

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A West Union grand opening date of Jan. 11, 2016 was announced to DUSDAC.

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The Duke University Student Dining Advisory Committee is continuing its work to identify students’ favorite—and least favorite—food trucks. DUSDAC co-chair Chris Taylor, a senior, informed the committee at their meeting monday that they had received 248 responses to the survey they emailed to the student body last week. The survey allows participants to rank both current trucks and ones that are under consideration for future contracts. Taylor noted that DUSDAC plans to leave the survey open until Sunday and hopes to get 600 responses, which would represent 10 percent of the undergraduate student body. “Right now the highest rated is [crepe truck] Parlez-Vous Crepe—35 percent have them ranked as first,” Taylor said. “of the potential trucks, [macaroni and cheese truck] mac-Ur-Roni is slightly ahead of [sandwich truck] Deli-icious.” mexican food truck Captain Poncho’s is currently the lowest ranked, Taylor said. he noted, however, that this could be due to a

lack of awareness about the truck. Duke Student Government Presidentelect lavanya Sunder, a sophomore, attended the meeting and said she would write an official Fix my Campus post on Facebook encouraging students to take the survey. “Right now, we’re halfway there with the survey and we are still looking for ways to distribute it,” Taylor said. Junior Gregory lahood noted that timing would be important to increase participation. “People are more likely to do it when they’re procrastinating at around 10 p.m,” he said. Taylor said that he had discerned important areas of the survey results. Beyond average rank, Taylor noted that it is important to examine the number of times a food truck is ranked at the top or at the bottom. Junior eugenie Dubin added that distribution and variance are also equally important. Students who responded have also used the comment section on the survey to voice their opinions and expectations for potential venues next year. For example, Taylor identified a continuing trend of students asking about Chipotle delivery and whether it might join merchants-on-Points in the future. “We definitely want the results of the survey for our meeting next monday so we can begin to make our recommendation,” Taylor said. Director of Dining Services Robert Coffey spoke to DUSDAC members about the recent developments on West Union renovations. he noted that an open house showcasing the blueprints monday afternoon had a smaller turnout than he would have liked, but he added that the attendees asked good questions and were interested in the project. images of the plans for each level of the building were displayed, and administrators and architects were present to discuss the progress of the renovations. “We finally know where the venues will go in building and we’re now really starting the design of those venues,” Coffey said. “We

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A rabbi and a reverend engaged in an interfaith dialogue monday about the causes and implications of historical catastrophes. Rev. luke Powery, Dean of the Duke Chapel, and Rabbi Raachel Jurovics, of Yavneh—a Jewish renewal community in Raleigh—said it is vital to reflect on

tragedies like slavery and the holocaust. organized by the Duke Chapel, the discussion focused on both the loss and hope that catastrophes can bring and was moderated by WUNC Radio’s Frank Stasio. “The catastrophes that are most difficult to understand are those like See INterFaIth, page 4

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HArt from page 1 and a minor in earth and ocean sciences. The goal of Waxman’s project in the West Bank is to develop a strategy to coordinate efforts in 28 israeli and Palestinian communities to improve water management resources in the lower Jordan River Valley. “As i am both keenly interested in environmental peace-building and water issues, i could not imagine a more perfect organization to work with,” Waxman said. Waxman noted that this work connects

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primatologist who was featured in the film. She worked at Duke for eight years prior to becoming director of the Institute for the Conservation of Tropical Environments at Stony Brook University in New York. For one shoot, the crew had to take a plane to another part of the island and was then told they would have to drive ten hours to the location, Wright said. When the vehicle then got stuck in the mud, the crew walked for four hours and took canoes across a river to the film site. “I thought I was going to be struck by lightening, but we made it across,” she said. Although “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar” was filmed primarily in Madagascar at ten different locations on the island, the opening scene was shot at the Duke Lemur Center. Fellman said dwarf lemurs were “casted” to play the role of the proto-lemurs that floated from mainland Africa to Madagascar on a raft of vegetation. To film the scene, the dwarf lemurs had to walk through

a log into the light. Because dwarf lemurs are nocturnal, however, they immediately fell asleep upon seeing the light, causing the scene to take six hours to film. Singer and songwriter Hanitrarivo Rasoanaivo, a Madagascar native, produced her own version of the song “I will survive” for the film. She said the film is important in raising awareness about lemurs so that there can be more collaboration between the United States and Madagascar for future conservation efforts. “I put myself in the shoes of the lemur,” Rasoanaivo said about producing the song for the film. Having served as an activist her entire life, Rasoanaivo said conservation efforts to protect lemurs have increased over time. She hopes the film will raise even more awareness so there can be increased activist work on the island. “I was born in the forest. I lived with the animals— these are my friends—and seeing what is happening now is catastrophic,” she said. The 3D IMAX film, narrated by Morgan Freeman, will premiere in select theaters April 4. The film is one

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part of a week-long series of events geared toward educating the public about lemurs and the threats they face. FullSteam Brewery held a Lemuria Beer release party Saturday and sold beer made with Madagascar vanilla and chocolate. Funds from beer sales went toward the DLC.


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have placement and a food consultant, so we’re starting those conversations.” The process of developing equipment for the dining venues will also be important, he noted. “Construction—or rather, deconstruction—has started. It will all be happening very quickly,” he said. Coffey mentioned a three-year strategic plan that he and his team at Duke Dining developed over Spring Break, noting that the plan will be implemented starting now and continue through the opening of West Union on Jan. 11, 2016. He added that the dining venues would have a soft opening on the Thursday and Friday prior to the actual opening day. “It’s on the calendar right now and we’re hoping that we can stick to it.” Coffey said. Coffey also noted that DUSDAC would be instrumental in choosing the vendors for West Union next year.


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slavery and the Holocaust that are experienced by one group of people and generated by another,” Stasio said. “These experiences shine a light into the darkest corners of human history, but they also carry universal lessons of resilience and hope.” Powery and Jurovics said that understanding African-American and Jewish cultures today requires understanding their respective pasts. They agreed that any accurate history of a people must include documentation of its suffering as well as its triumphs. “It is a travesty of faith and reality to craft a narrative with only highlights,” Jurovics said. “You cannot feel a connection to God if you only acknowledge the good things that have happened.” Powery added that suffering is paradoxical in that one has to embrace death on the path to life. To illustrate his point, he noted that slavery stripped Africans of their homelands, cultures and personas. But the spirituals—songs created by slaves that encompassed the range of their experiences—offered slaves a chance to reclaim their humanity, Powery said. “Some have called the spirituals a nonviolent weapon that the slaves used to free themselves from psychological shackles,” Powery said. “They represent the attempts of a people who have nearly been destroyed to refashion their future.” Powery said that where and how the spirituals were composed is unknown and that this communal origin is part of their miracle. “What it means to be human is to be a larger part of humanity,” Powery said. “There is a strong sense of American individualism today, but churches continue to provide a sense of community and an affirmation of an individual’s worth.” Jurovics also spoke about the importance of creativity in response to catastrophe. Even in the most desperate times, she said that the one thing that cannot be eradicated is humans’ creative impulse. A number of Durham residents attended the discussion, enthusiastically participating in the closing question and answer session. “This was a great discussion, but I want to go deeper,” said Rinah Rachel Galper, an attendee of the event. “Getting in touch with tears and despair is incredibly important, and religious institutions alone cannot always accomplish this.” Another attendee, Ricki Friedman, was impressed by Powery’s and Jurovics’ diverse backgrounds but shared visions. “The speakers came from very different histories, but they were talking about going to the same place,” Friedman said. “This place is one of equality and shared membership in the world community.”

Correction: a photograph on page 2 of March 31st paper was misidentified as Jabulani, when the event was Syrian Spoken Word event. The Chronicle regrets the error.

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Tobacco Road bass fishing The wind whips off the choppy water. The sky resembles an E.L. James novel. The surrounding trees are closer to death than to the full spruce image they originally strove for. Nary a boat in sight, all of them undoubtedly settled in the scattered nooks of University Lake, itself a nook deep in the nether regions of Carrboro. Bass fishing is not a spectator sport. I check my watch—it’s 12:38 p.m. That can’t be right, I think. They’ve really been out here for five hours? This is a story about bass fishing, but it’s not just about rods and reels. It’s about the DukeUNC rivalry. It’s about long bouts of silence, the soothing qualities of a day on the water. It’s about internal and external motivation. It’s about tactics, creativity, and moments of brilliance. It’s about constantly failing in the hopes that you can nab something that you can’t see but trust is lurking there. But at some level, yes, it’s about—in the immortal words of Duke Bass Fishing Team Vice President Brian Schoepfer—“catching hogs.” A little backstory—I’m not a fishing guy. I’ve cast maybe 10 lines in my life; half of them got tangled. I still regret the hours I spent reading “A River Runs Through It.” Truth be told, I was primarily out here as a courtesy to Schoepfer, my former roommate, to help bring notoriety to Duke’s burgeoning bass fishing program. The occasion was the squad’s highest-profile meet of the year, the Duke-UNC Chapel Hill Bass Fishing Classic. Five two-man boats from each school hit the lake Sunday, fishing for roughly eight hours and the pair that caught the three heaviest fish would win and donate $220 to the charity of their choice. The Blue Devils won last year, but to sweeten the pot this time around, a trophy was added to the loot. Did this matter? Absolutely. If chicks dig the long ball, dudes dig monuments to their fishing prowess. Around 2 p.m., a giddy Schoepfer and boatmate Stephen Boals return to the dock. They—both members of Duke Track & Field, which obviously invites Deion Sanders/Bo Jackson comparisons—carry a swagger about them. As Boals heads inside to change the water for the fish, Schoepfer explains what had happened. Searching for the slightest comparative advantage, and knowing that they’d likely have to take a chance to secure the victory—“Risk it for the biscuit,” Schoepfer says— the team had committed the boating equivalent of off-roading. They took off the motor to slip beneath a low overpass. On the other side they had a whole, fertile fishing region to themselves. There, Schoepfer nabbed two decent-sized bass with his worm bait. On the return trip, though, the day turned from good

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Sophomore claims first individual title of collegiate career by Amrith Ramkumar THE CHRONICLE

Most people wouldn’t call a season worthy of garnering ACC Rookie of the Year honors a disappointment, but Celine Boutier does. Boutier—a sophomore whom her head coach Dan Brooks called a perfectionist— played in all 11 of Duke’s tournaments last season, finished tied for sixth at the ACC Championship and finished tied for fourth at the NCAA Championship. But at the end of the season, she still felt like something was missing. “I didn’t play as well as I hoped,” Boutier said. “My long game has been really good but I wasn’t really scoring well because of my short game. It was really frustrating for me because I felt like I had the game to win, but didn’t make the scores that corresponded to my game.” After finishing in the top five of two more tournaments this season, Boutier finally met her lofty goals this weekend. The Montrouge, France native led No. 3 Duke to a 21-stroke victory at the Bryan National Collegiate at Bryan Park Golf and Enrichment Center in Browns Summit, N.C., and claimed her first individual title as a Blue Devil. Boutier finished with a 54-hole total of even-par 216 after rounds of 72, 71 and 73 on the 6,386-yard, par-72 Champions Course to earn a one-stroke win that was long overdue. “It’s just really awesome that it’s finally coming and my hard work is finally paying off,” Boutier said. Boutier’s final-round 73 helped the Blue Devils secure the gaudy margin of victory de-

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Celine Boutier—reigning ACC Rookie of the Year—has spent her sophomore campaign improving upon her drive, which has resulted in a pair of top five finishes. spite brutal conditions. Golfers battled very cold temperatures and sleet at the start of the round, and no team broke 300, but Duke was able to triple its lead and cruise to victory because of its resilience. The Blue Devils finished with a three-day total of 18-over par. Freshman Yu Liu—who has finished in the top 10 in all six of her starts—and senior Laetitia Beck overcame the weather to finish tied for third at four-over-par, and Boutier was able to hold off Clemson’s Ashlan Ramsey to earn the win by hitting 13 fairways on the day.

“She was just very solid from tee to green with really difficult conditions,” Brooks said. “I thought she handled the wind and cold very well. She’s a very hard worker and she asks a lot of herself. Her standards are very high, and that’s made her a great player.” Boutier’s experience playing in Europe likely gave her an advantage against her competitors. The Frenchwoman competed in the 2013 RICOH British Women’s Open at St. See boutier, page 7


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Duke will look to continue its hot streak as it travels to Lynchburg, Va., to avenge an early-season loss as it takes on Liberty. The Blue Devils swept rival North Carolina this past weekend for the first time since 1994 and managed to break a fourDuke game losing streak vs. in the process. With a newfound threeLiberty game winning streak and the most moTUESDAY, 6 p.m. Liberty Baseball Stadium mentum its had all year, Duke will have to continue to look past history when it takes on the Flames Tuesday at 6 p.m. The matchup will be the second contest between the two teams this year, being the second game in a home-andhome series that started March 5 when See baseball, page 6

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to great as Boals tussled with a hog. The bite is fishing’s equivalent to a scoring chance in soccer—it only comes around every so often, so when it does, you can’t mess it up. Here’s where the two-man game comes into play; although it’s nice to have a second person there to shoot the breeze, the pair readily admitted the day was patched with long periods of silence. No, the coupling on boats is simply pragmatic. Because when Boals tries to keep the hungry bass on his prank bait, Schoepfer is multitasking—turning the boat to make Boals’ job easier, feeding and tracking the line in so it doesn’t get snagged anywhere—and it’s panic, just absolute chaos. As they recall afterward, Boals is screaming at Schoepfer—horrible, unprintable things—they’re doing everything in their power to move the fish from there to here, a few feet‌ And then it’s over. The fish is in the boat, and all is forgiven. More than forgiven, since it looks like they’re on their way to a championship—a trophy. It’s Boals’ first catch of the day, and given the circumstances—against a rival, in horrific conditions, with just an hour left (a millisecond in fishing time)—it’s already being favorably compared to Austin Rivers’ buzzer-beater in Chapel Hill. Now we all go out on the lake—Schoepfer driving, Boals half-heartedly casting—and besides nearly falling in as I board, I have a great time. Part of this is due to the duo’s fisherman colloquialisms—I learn that being on the water is “like driving but the road’s movingâ€?—but there’s more to it. Because nothing about this situation is appealing—it’s cold, Jim Nantz isn’t announcing this on CBS, these guys aren’t getting any notoriety from today and, again, 7 in the morning! The only real reasons they’re out here are passion and pride. No coach is forcing them to show up for this event (Duke’s team has a student president, Krishan Sivaraj, but no official advisor.). They’re here strictly of their own volition. When I’m in the boat, though, I kind of get why. Boals doesn’t catch anything in this brief period, but a few times it looks like there’s something brewing, and my ears prick up—I’m a watchdog, hyper-vigilant, doing my best deckhand impression. Fishing’s a tease, certainly, but you find and appreciate the little things—the current, the schwick of the cast, the bait’s subtle plop into the water. The conversation rises and dies and starts anew, the most volatile moments being when someone throws out a “basshole.â€? Overall, it’s very rhythmic— very Zen. You suddenly feel like reading Walden. We head back to the dock for the most drama-filled moments of the day—the weigh-in. Word comes down that one UNC boat caught five legal (over 14-inch) fish. Boals and Schoepfer fret, bluster, hem and haw. UNC weighs first. The Tar Heels have a real hog to start

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Liberty(21-7) traveled to Duke(17-12) to eventually defeat the Blue Devils 8-2. Although the score may not indicate it, the game was very close throughout and ended up needed extra innings before the Flames piled on six runs in the top of the 11th inning to secure the victory. Duke has come a long way since that early-season matchup but will still have to be wary of a talented Liberty team that will be led on the mound by lefty hurler Blake Fulghum. The junior southpaw boasts a 2.37 ERA and elite control, as he has only walked five batters in 30.1 innings pitched this season, good enough for him to register a 2-2 record thus far. Taking the mound for the Blue Devils will be Andrew Istler. Istler leads the pitching staff with a 38.1 innings pitched and has compiled a 3-3 record along the way. With a 2.35 ERA, Istler will be able to hold off the Liberty attack early on, as he is second on the team with 24 strikeouts. If Duke wants to come away with a victory this time around, the Blue Devils will need to continue to have offensive success like they did against the Tar Heels, as they averaged six runs per contest in the weekend series. As shown in the games prior to the North Carolina series, Duke struggled early on in tight games, posting a 4-9 record in games decided by two runs or less. Tuesday’s matchup will kick off a four-game road trip for the Blue Devils as they will head down I-85 to take on Georgia Tech for a three-game weekend series.

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Duke track athletes Brian Schoepfer and Stephen Boals try their hands at the lost art of bass fishing. things off—7.5 lbs, the biggest catch of the day. All-in-all, they’re boasting 13.90 pounds, and the match will come down to the wire. No one wants to weigh the other boats—it’s all about Schoepfer and Boals’ haul now. They toss in their big catch—just 6.15. Then the second. Then the third. Oh, man. Boals looks at the scale and lets this out, ambiguously. 14.45. Duke wins. By eight ounces. UNC understandably asks for a recount, but the numbers are right—the Blue Devils take the second consecutive competition, and, more importantly, the trophy comes to a deserving home in Durham. It’s potentially the start of something big for Duke. The team’s looking to expand, Sivaraj said, welcoming fishermen of all levels and abilities. It now has a trophy to protect—a legacy to maintain. Why should you care? Because we’re all bass fishermen at heart—we all have these hobbies, these things we do for ourselves just because, whether we’re being watched two people or 200 or 200,000. University Lake is the driving range, the hoop nailed to the side of the garage, the isolated study with the wood stove where we read just for fun. These places aren’t revolutionary. But they’re ours. They’re just for us. That means something. Why else should you care? Well, look at it this way, at least this team can win championships in March.


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Andrews and made the cut, finishing in a tie for 56th despite dealing with the severe wind gusts and rain that seem to define the event. It was also Boutier’s first time playing in an LPGA event, meaning that she got a first glimpse into how the most decorated athletes in her sport conduct themselves on and off the course. “It was [really good] for me to compare my game to the best players in the world, and making the cut was the best thing I could have hoped for,” Boutier said. “I’ve been playing in British events for four or five years now, and the weather is always really windy and rainy, so I know how to adapt really quickly. It definitely helped me in this tournament. Keeping the ball low was really helpful for me.” Although she had a successful freshman season, Boutier felt there were still aspects of her game that needed improvement— namely distance from the tee. The scary part—for her competitors, at least—is that Boutier is starting to see her added length affect her scoring. Boutier has finished in the top 12 in her last five starts, as she is capitalizing on the birdie opportunities that come with hitting more than 11 fairways per round via her increased driving distance. “When I got here, the courses were so long for me so I really had a hard time adapting to it,” Boutier said. “I usually hit it straight and am in the fairway, but I’ve been working on hitting it farther and with more power for the last two years. I feel like I really gained some distance and it definitely helped me. That’s been the biggest improvement.” Boutier’s recent results have coincided sudoku_420A

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Do acceptance rates really matter? Duke’s emphasis on the sub-ten percent regular decision rate reflects a stubborn obsession with selectivity.Last week Duke accepted a record low 9 percent of regular decision applicants for the class of 2018. The overall acceptance rate, which includes early decision applicants, was 10.8 percent. While the overall acceptance rate is relatively low, Duke’s emphasis on the sub-ten percent regular decision rate reflects a stubborn obsession with selectivity. Traditionally, low acceptance rates have been a signature of selective and prestigious universities. But in the hypercompetitive world of college rankings, one begins to suspect that there is more to admissions numbers than meets the eye. Low acceptance rates have become a hallmark of great colleges, often signaling the quality of education promised to prospective students. Common sense might dictate that a large applicant pool signifies a more competitive group of admitted students and, therefore, a better university. But, in reality, admissions statistics are largely a metric for calculating the reputation of a university and do not necessarily reflect the quality of the education provided.

Compare a college that accepts 50 percent of its applicants with a college that accepts 10 percent of applicants. It is likely that this large gap in acceptance rates denotes a difference in the quality of education at the different colleges. But now compare a school with a ten

Editorial percent acceptance with a school with an eight percent acceptance rate. Is the education at the latter university significantly better than at the former? The likely answer is “no.” Instead of indicating quality, admission numbers merely reflect a school’s reputation and its ability to attract a large pool of applicants. We find it troubling that high school seniors might consider one school to be better than another simply because it boasts a marginally lower acceptance rate. We would also like to note that acceptance rates do not focus on outputs. Why do we place more emphasis on acceptance rates—which denote not the quality but the selectivity of the school—than on what students do during and after their time at Duke? Part of the reason is

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that it is very difficult to measure the success of graduates. Using a metric like salary would be questionable because it discounts many fields that begin with low salaries or no salary at all, which is the case for many graduate students. Many people believe, however, that attending an institution with a low acceptance rate acts a screening process for the best postcollege jobs. Many students think that, as long as their resume indicates that they attended a prestigious institution, they have demonstrated their professional competency. The focus has shifted to emphasize not what you do at college, but where you go to college. Lastly, we wonder what effect these numbers will have on Duke’s students, especially incoming first-years. We worry that overemphasizing Duke’s acceptance rate will convince students that they have already “made it.” Paying too much attention to selectivity and prestige might encourage incoming students to treat college as a reward rather than as an opportunity to learn and grow. But, as we have written before, an education at Duke is only the beginning of a life of knowledge in the service to society.

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y Facebook newsfeed failed me last week. Usually a great source for news and controversy, this time something was missing. I saw lots of #CancelColbert, the outrage calling for the end of The Colbert Report following a tweet that invoked Asian stereotypes. I read about the rumored haircut policies enacted in North Korea that require all men to get the same haircut as Kim Jong Un. I

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even learned that if I were on “How I Met Your Mother,” I would be Robin Scherbatsky (thanks, Buzzfeed!). But, for some reason, there were no 30-minute Youtube videos—the same friends who two years ago really wanted me to watch Invisible Children’s hit documentary seemed too preoccupied with 2048 to strike up the energy for Kony 2014. Despite their absence from mainstream social media, Joseph Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army have been brought into the spotlight once again this past week. President Obama recently announced the movement of four Osprey tiltrotor aircraft from their normal base in Djibouti to Uganda, as well as the deployment of 150 Air Force Special Operations troops, in order to finally capture the infamous Joseph Kony . In the context of pervasive violence in Syria and the brewing threat in Crimea, this move presents an interesting choice on the part of the Obama administration. In 2012, Malia Obama introduced her dad to the Kony 2012 video, beating his advisors to the punch. But while hundreds of thousands of tweets and Facebook posts prompted huge donations to the organization responsible for the documentary, American involvement didn’t increase . And perhaps it shouldn’t have. 100 Special Forces had already been deployed a year prior, and this millennium certainly does not yield many laudable examples of extensive American involvement in foreign nations. Joseph Kony is a horrendous individual—the International Court of Justice’s 33 charges against him and his legacy of violence against men, women and children in East Africa attest to this fact. And active efforts to prevent the rapes, murders and kidnappings perpetuated at his command are commendable recourses for any government or organization. His current activity in the Central African Republic, from razing homes to murdering villages wholesale further destabilizes a nation that

is already consistently wracked with violence. Yet, why Kony? Why now? And why was it so easy for all of us to forget about him for the past two years? At times, activism seems very much to become an issue of attention span. Protracted conflicts require extended focus, and they often lose the sense of immediacy that pushes most people to care. Few people have an accurate conception of the relative scale of 2,000, 4,000, or 8,000 deaths, displacements or injuries. I wrote George W. Bush a letter in second grade berating him for his passive acceptance of a world where seals were denied the right to soda-ringfree seas. In seventh grade, my best friend, little sister and I baked brownies, sang and danced in front of our local Harris Teeter to raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina. Victims of Hurricane Katrina still deal with the repercussions of that disaster today. Seals are far from safe from trash and spilled oil. Yet I have ‘moved on’ in some horrible and pragmatic sense. The greatest thing about the vast majority of human beings is our compassion. The most embarrassing is our attention span. If you think about the world today, it is dizzying. We physically cannot care about everything. We can try to tweet about every Kony but grief is crippling—recovery from traumatic incidents is no simple thing. And here we have far too many places in which ongoing conflicts cause death, rape, extreme poverty and displacement to extend into the thousands. The tens of thousands, the hundreds of thousands. The Kony 2012 Facebook posts repurposed a real socio-political issue in East Africa into self-congratulation, albeit accidentally. I have no defense for superficial activism. I have no defense for those who bounce from topic to topic, fundraising and lobbying and equating activism with the sharing of news, opinions and outrage on social media. If something is so important today, how can we forget about it tomorrow? Activism has been elevated to a new pedestal by an infinite access to information. But this ultimately damages institutional memory and contributes to a mentality in which real issues are poignant and terrifying while awareness of them is fleeting. Social media is thus presented in a misleading way—while it appears to be a powerful way of reaching millions, the ultimate transience of tweets and Facebook posts prioritizes glamor over substance and immediacy over import. It’s why Kony 2012 was pervasive and Kony 2014 isn’t a hashtag. Lydia Thurman is a Trinity junior. Her column runs every other Tuesday. Send Lydia a message on Twitter @ ThurmanLydia

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n the upcoming weeks, prospective Blue Devils will be visiting our campus to get a feel for Duke as they make their college decision. They will admire our Gothic architecture, take pictures with the Krzyzewskiville sign and taste the best food Marketplace has to offer all year. Through all of this, I hope they will see the diversity of our student body, the accessibility of our professors and the excellence

to express these passions? We already have our fair share of athletic and social traditions so why not expand this spirited culture to the academic realm? We should combine our school’s love of traditions with learning to better foster a sense of academic community on campus. Students at our peer universities already partake in a wide variety of academic traditions, ranging

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we’re relevant, we promise of our academic programs. Most importantly, I hope they see what made me decide to come to Duke— the spirit and sense of community on campus. Prospective students of the Class of 2018 will consider Duke among a host of similarly prestigious academic institutions. These schools may also boast Gothic chapels and Nobel Prizewinning faculty, but Duke uniquely possesses an overwhelming sense of spirit that pervades all aspects of our campus community. When I was a high school senior at Blue Devil Days, I saw this spirit manifested in the Duke T-shirts worn by students all over campus. As a first-year student in Krzyzewskiville, I experienced this sense of community when I went hoarse cheering on our basketball team with 2,000 of my closest friends. As an unofficial member of the Duke Philadelphia Alumni Network, I discovered the lasting value of Duke spirit as a group of local alumni volunteered in the city before we watched a basketball game together. This university prides itself on the sense of community that ties students, faculty, and alumni together, but one thing is missing from this culture of spirit and tradition. Students very obviously express their passion for Duke Basketball when they sleep outside for weeks in tents, but there are not as many traditions which allow students to channel their passion for Duke academics. I unquestionably know that Duke students are passionate about their academics here. I see this love of learning every day around campus. I see it during bookbagging season when seniors excitedly offer suggestions to underclassmen about their favorite classes that they have taken at Duke. I see it during late night common room debates where Public Policy majors and pre-med students discuss Obamacare through their own analytical perspectives. I even saw it in myself last week when a friend and I Flunched a professor after weeks of planning questions and sharing articles with each other in preparation. Duke students are undeniably intellectuals at heart who love the opportunities this institution provides. If students are this passionate about their academics, why are there not more traditions and academic celebrations allowing students

from the simple and spontaneous to the elaborately orchestrated. At schools like Harvard and Stanford, students participate in the “Primal Scream,” where on the night before the beginning of final exams, students gather in the main quads to collectively scream for 10 minutes to relieve stress. At Columbia, students celebrate “Orgo Night,” which falls on the night before the first organic chemistry exam of the year. At midnight, the Columbia Marching Band walks through the library while playing music and telling jokes to entertain and distract the students studying for the big exam. At Cornell, engineering and architecture students created the 100-year rivalry of “Dragon Day.” First-year art and architecture students design and build a giant dragon that they march to the engineering quad, where it battles a mechanical phoenix built by the first-year engineers. Duke should follow suit and create its own academic tradition for students to rally behind. We started the process last year by creating Academic Homecoming. Currently, this event provides students with the opportunity to meet other students and faculty in their new academic homes. The event allows students to interact with professors in a social, relaxed setting as a way to celebrate their welcome to their new academic department. Students also receive T-shirts with their major name on it, which helps the event create a greater sense of academic community on campus. I have overheard countless conversations between students discovering that they share a major because one of them was wearing one of these shirts. This event sets a precedent at Duke for celebrating academic community but we need to expand on this idea moving forward. Surely we can channel some of our creative energies we use to make cheers and body paint designs towards creating a new academic tradition. If you have any ideas, please share them, and remember—the Cameron Crazier, the better.

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a touch of ginger that help us to traverse Duke culture, certain social stigmas also exist that tend to hold us back, both as individuals and as a cohesive student body. Students cannot easily talk to one another about their shockingly existent imperfections, for example, since doing so is often perceived as “hypersensitive.” The trend to delegitimize others’ experiences and opinions due to so-called hypersensitivity is disturbing and detrimental to the ability of Duke students to understand one another fully. The issues surrounding the classification of a perspective as hypersensitive begin with the negative connotations surrounding the word itself, which lacks a concrete definition. Merriam-Webster defines it as someone who is “excessively or abnormally sensitive” or who has “feelings that are easily hurt.” This definition makes it ironically obvious that a conception of hypersensitivity depends wholly on the experiences and long-held perceptions of each individual. Generally, hypersensitivity is nothing more than a consideration of the challenges faced by other students here. But, at Duke, students often seem less willing to talk about the ease of an exam that a friend might have done poorly on than to say, “Man, that exam was retarded.” Comments like these occur frequently but those who perpetuate these offensive dialogues are never referred to as hyper-inconsiderate. As an RA, I try to open up my room up as a hub of discussion for residents. I am frequently accused of being hypersensitive for calling people out for insensitive phrasing. It shocks me how often I hear friends and acquaintances alike throw around words like “gay,” “faggot,” “rape,” and “retard” whenever they lack the originality to think of adjectives and verbs that actually signify whatever they mean to refer to. I am usually then left disappointed when people choose to ignore the effects their words can have by instead invalidating the sensitivities of those around them. One person responded to my request to not use “gay” as a derogatory adjective by suggesting that, if I felt uncomfortable by the societal link between homosexuality and inferiority, I (and all gay individuals) should simply identify as something other than “gay.” Most people do not consciously have homophobic intentions when they call something or someone “gay,” so why be offended? This response was honest, and it painfully shed light on the widespread misconceptions of the negative origins of many words’ connotations. “Gay” did not enter the lexicon as an offensive adjective but became one after many decades of outward and suppressed homophobia. I imagine that if the LGBT community did invent a new word to signify homosexuality, it would not be long before “gay” was an insult of the past. Societal linguistic trends do not just magically begin out of happenstance. While not everybody might not consciously use words as a negative reflection of their actual meanings, their continued reluctances to change so much as a few words of their fluid vocabularies reflects a very conscious ignorance of the difficulties some of their peers have faced or continue to face on a daily basis. Critics of hypersensitivity often question why words have such dramatic effects on certain people. They will never be satisfied with an answer because certain words—triggers and micro-aggressions alike— have different effects on different people for different reasons. And usually these effects cannot be fully understood regardless due to unconscious privilege—I could not begin to imagine how it must feel for a victim of sexual assault to hear a group of friends talking about raping a test, just as I do not expect straight individuals to understand what it is like to be constantly reminded of the ways a crucial part of my identity is so frequently attacked. However, while no one can fully understand the effects their words can have, they can attempt to. I often wonder what an appropriate level of sensitivity is—where sensitivity ends and hypersensitivity begins seems to be a distinction that “hyper-insensitive” students can tailor as they see fit. For me, this artificial barrier of sensitivity simply does not exist. If someone told me that they felt uncomfortable by any word or action that I had the ability to control with ease, it would not matter how valid I perceived that concern to be. As a student body and as a subset of humanity, our goal in social interactions should be to understand, not persecute, one another. The distinction between levels of sensitivity is arbitrary and entirely unnecessary. I have found that there are no “hypersensitive” students at Duke—just sensitive ones—and that sensitivity is nothing to be ashamed of.

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Ray Li, Trinity ’15, is the Vice President for Academic Affairs. His column is the sixth installment in a semesterlong series of biweekly columns written by members of Duke Student Government. Send Ray a message on Twitter @ DukeStudentGov.

Brendan McCartney is a Trinity sophomore. His column runs every other Tuesday.

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Duke Theater Studies presents April 1 - 7 EXHIBITIONS

Media Arts + Sciences Lab Posters. Panels describing the 9 new MA+S labs with words and images. Thru April 30, 2014. Corridor Gallery, East Duke. Free. 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. My White Friends. “Racial-identity portraits” by photographer Myra Greene. Thru May 17, 2014. Center for Documentary Studies. Free.


Night in the City of Light: Paris’ Cabaret 1881-1914. Academic Focus Gallery, Thru June 29. Nasher Museum of Art + Cheap Thrills: The Highs and Lows of Cabaret Culture in Paris, 1881-1939. Thru May 31, Perkins Gallery, Duke University Library. Free.


April 1 Edible Book Festival. Annual library event that brings together bibliophiles and food lovers to enjoy edible art inspired by books. 2pm, Perkins Library Room 217. Free. Voice Master Class with Marlissa Hudson (T ‘99). 5pm, Bone Hall, Biddle Music Bldg. Free. April 3 First Thursday. Gallery talk with Thomas Brothers, professor of music at Duke, on his new book Louis Armstrong, Master of Modernism. 6pm, Nasher Museum of Art. Free. Humanities Writ Large Projects Showcase. Mapping Knowledge in Renaissance Rome: Raphael’s School of Athens. 5:30-7pm, Smith Warehouse, Bay 11, Room A233, Wired! Lab. Free. Machinal. The story of “a young woman, any woman” struggling in a world where alienation, commodification, and automation reign supreme—a world that is past, present, and future. (See ad on this page.) Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. An annual four-day event in downtown Durham showcasing 100 feature and short documentaries from around the world. See North Carolina Literary Festival. Free public event presented and sponsored on a rotating basis by the library systems of Duke, UNC, and NC State. See nclitfest. org. James B. Hunt Jr. Library, North Carolina State University, Centennial Campus. Free. April 4 Machinal. (See ad on this page.) Art, Art History & Visual Studies Speaker Series. Art historian Mary K. Coffey, Dartmouth; Artist Milica Tomic, Belgrade, Serbia. 2:30-5:30pm, Smith Warehouse, Bay 10, Room A266. Free.

April 3‐5 & 10‐12 at 8 pm April 6 & 13 at 2 pm Sheafer Theater Bryan Center

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. (See April 3) North Carolina Literary Festival. (See Apr. 3) Swing Dance Lesson. With Jason Sager of the Lindy Lab prior to Duke Performances ticketed presentation of Brian Carpenter’s Ghost Train Orchestra. Lesson participants are welcome to stay for the concert to practice their new Jazz Age dance skills. 8pm, Motorco Music Hall. Free. April 5 Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor. Duke Symphony Orchestra & Duke Chorale, with members of the Choral Society of Durham, and soloists Andrea Moore, soprano; Elizabeth Tredent, alto; Timothy Culver, tenor; Brian Johnson, baritone. Harry Davidson, conductor. 8pm, Baldwin Auditorium. $10 gen. adm.; students free. Swing Dance Lesson. With Jason Sager (See April 4) Machinal. (See ad on this page.) Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. (See April 3) North Carolina Literary Festival. (See Apr. 3) April 6 Machinal. (See ad on this page.) 2pm. Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. (See April 3) North Carolina Literary Festival. (See Apr. 3)


All events are free and open to the general public. Unless otherwise noted, screenings are at 7pm in the Griffith Film Theater, Bryan Center. (N) = Nasher Museum of Art. (W) = Richard White Auditorium. All events subject to change.

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AMI Student Film Award Screening. Best Duke student films of 2013 Microphone (Egypt) (W) Middle East Film Series--Arts of Revolution. West Campus NC Premiere of Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story. (8:45pm) Preceded by Reception at 8:15pm in Von Canon. Q&A to follow. East Campus NC Premiere of Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story. (8:30pm, W) Preceded by Reception at 7:30pm in the White Lecture Hall lobby. Q&A to follow.

By Sophie Treadwell Directed by Jules Odendahl-James Theater Studies faculty Photo credit: Alex Maness This message is brought to you by the Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies, Center for Documentary Studies, Chapel Music, Duke Dance Program, Duke Music Department, Duke Performances, Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University Libraries, Screen/Society, Department of Theater Studies with support from the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts.

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