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Senior Eugene Wojciechowski named Marquette head coach Rabinovich wins Goldwater by Andrew Beaton The Chronicle
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Duke junior Eugene Rabinovich was announced as a recipient of the Goldwater Scholarship Tuesday. Rabinovich is one of 283 students to be awarded the scholarship this year from a pool of more than 1,100 applicants. An Angier B. Duke Memorial Scholar from Solon, Ohio, he is double majoring in physics and mathematics and minoring in music. “The things that I’ve accomplished have already been done, so it’s just an extra, nice thing that someone else recognizes it,” Rabinovich said. Rabinovich was a 2013 PRUV Fellow through Duke’s department of mathematics. In high school, he was a member of the U.S. Physics Team and took second place in the World Piano Competition, performing twice at Carnegie Hall. The scholarship provides up to $7,500 for undergraduate tuition, books, fees and room and board for students pursuing the natural sciences, engineering and math. See award, page 6
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After 19 years at Duke as a player and coach, Steve Wojciechowski announced Tuesday that he will be taking over the head coach position at Marquette, replacing Buzz Williams.
In Steve Wojciechowski’s 19 years at Duke as a player and coach—the majority of his life—he embodied the program’s image. If somebody owned a trademark on floor-slapping, it would Wojciechowski. Now Wojciechowski has finally found his opportunity to shape his own program at Marquette, where he was introduced Tuesday as the program’s 17th head basketball coach. The former Duke assistant replaces Buzz Williams who left for the same position at Virginia Tech. No, “Wojo” may no longer slap the floor— “I don’t know if I can get down low enough,” he said at his introductory press conference— but his overwhelming competitiveness has defined him as both a player and assistant coach, a trait he will bring to his new home in Milwaukee. “I’m as competitive as they come,” he said. “I want to win every day. I want them to win every day as basketball players, I want them to win every day as students, I want them to win everyday most importantly as people.” That competitive pedigree separated Wojciechowski from the other finalists, all of whom had previously held head coaching positions, Marquette president-elect Michael Lovell said. See Wojo, page 12
Castro highlights importance of public service work By Georgia Parke The Chronicle
San Antonio mayor Julian Castro turned the conversation about public service from politics to leadership in his address to a crowd at the Sanford School of Public Policy Tuesday. Castro, first elected in 2009 for a two-year term, has since been re-elected twice. Prior to his election, he served on the San Antonio City Council for four years. Castro said he did not expect to go into public service, but found a pas-
sion for it nonetheless. He urged the audience—many of whom were undergraduate and graduate students in public policy—to consider taking a similar path. “We don’t have enough young people who choose public service these days,” he said. In addition to being, at age 39, the youngest mayor among those of the 50 most populous American cities, Castro is also widely known for delivering the keynote speech at the 2012 Democrat-
ic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.—the first Latino to do so. He said the event Tuesday was his first time at Duke ever and first time in North Carolina since the convention. “I’m a little bit less nervous this time,” he said to the audience in Fleishman Commons. Castro was introduced by Erin Sweeney, an associate in research at the Hart Leadership Program and Trinity ‘13. The Hart Leadership Program presented Castro as part of the Connect2Po-
litics series, which brought four young political leaders to campus this Spring. Castro was the last of the four speakers to present. Sweeney summarized some of Castro’s personal history and upbringing, such as his run for a city council seat that his mother had lost 30 years prior. She also mentioned some of Castro’s priorities, such as revitalizing the city and finding creative solutions to educational See mayor, page 6
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Lemur Week will be celebrated with the release of a documentary film featuring Duke lemurs. The producer of “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar” visited the Lemur Center Monday.
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Haroon Moghul, a commentator and academic, interviewed Duke professor Ebrahim Moosa about Islamic principles and how they have been misconstrued.
The Class of 2014 embarked on a Chapel climb Monday, organized by the Duke Annual Fund.
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Students form coalition to increase ePrint cost by Jenna Zhang The ChroniCle
Students are working on a proposal to increase the cost of ePrint from 2 cents per page to 4 cents in partnership with Sustainable Duke. The increase is expected to take effect in Fall 2014. The proposal was presented to the Duke Student Government executive Board last week, from which it received tentative support, and will be made public at a DSG meeting open to the general student body on Wednesday night. Currently, students are collaborating with the office of information Technology and the University libraries to work out the details. Junior leah Catotti, one of the students working on the proposal, emphasized that the intention is to discourage excessive printing and not to punish students. “The goal is behavioral change, and it’s not meant to be a financial burden or anything to everyone,” Catotti said. “it’s supposed to be something that gets people to start a long-term discussion about sustainability and how our behaviors are part of that.” Currently, students are allotted $32 per semester for printing. When the allotment runs out, students can refill it in $10 increments. As part of the proposal, the soft cap for printing will remain $32, but a new hard cap will be set at $40— meaning that students will be able to add only an additional $8 to ePrint money. The $40 hard cap will be sufficient for printing approximately 1,000 sheets, Catotti said. As of now, 80 percent of
students print fewer than 1,000 pages per semester, so the majority of students will be unaffected by the change. The 20 percent of students who exceed 1,000 pages incur a median cost of $12. The group hopes that students who exceed the 1,000 pages will reconsider printing textbooks and emails, said sophomore David Clancy, a member of the ePrint proposal team. “At least when they’re printing it, they have some sort of sense of ‘okay, this is actually doing something’ and not always be in a place that printing is free,” Clancy said. “There’ll be some sort of consciousness that it’s actually using things.” DSG has raised concerns about the impact of the proposal on students with financial and medical needs, Clancy said. The ePrint proposal team is currently working on exemptions for students who may have trouble reading certain screens or resort to printing textbooks due to financial constraints. Although a process for granting exemptions has not been set up, possibilities include an application for students with medical needs, and automatic exemptions for students under financial constraints. Duke libraries and the oiT currently share the burden of printing costs. robert Byrd, associate university librarian for collections and user services, noted that the library’s printing costs have nearly doubled over the past few years and that the cost of providing toners and See EPrINt, page 16
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GPSC conﬁrms new leaders and learns of Provost role
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Provost Peter Lange attended a GPSC meeting on Tuesday and explained the role of the Provost.
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The Graduate and Professional Student Council meeting Tuesday focused on electing new leadership as well as the Provost’s role in shaping the future of the University. During the meeting, GPSC elected six of the 13 representatives to the executive Board, including Ben Shellhorn, a second year J.D/M.B.A. candidate, who ran for the GPSC presidency unopposed after daytime military MBA student Paul escajadillo declined his nomination. Shellhorn, who previously served as the Student life Co-Chair, plans to restructure GPSC General Assembly.
“one of the things i want is to have the GA called to more legislative action, as more of a legislative board,” Shellhorn said. “i’m really focusing on trying to continue to build engagement while also empower some of the schools that don’t really have a graduate student council…to possibly form one.” other officials elected were Vice President Abigail laBella, a third-year Ph.D. candidate in genetics and genomics; Director of Finance Yillin liu, a secondyear Ph.D. candidate in medical physics; Director of University Affairs Colleen McClean, a second-year medical student; See GPsC, page 12
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SAT changes elicit mixed reviews from Duke Swift Avenue to close over weekend
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The College Board announced major changes to the SAT March 5, which have received mixed reviews from leaders in the Duke community. College Board said the changes are meant to better test college preparedness. The alterations include making the writing portion of the exam optional, administering the exam via computer and eliminating “SAT words” in favor of using words heard on a more regular basis, among other things. Additionally, points will no longer be deducted for incorrect answers. The changes will be unveiled spring 2016 and will return the exam to a 1600-point scale. Director of Undergraduate Admissions Christoph Guttentag called the
changes “promising” but said that the University’s admissions process will not be greatly affected. “It will be useful in terms of placing other academic accomplishments into a context,” Guttentag said. “We will continue to find the subject tests useful, to find the ACT useful, to find the AP exam scores useful. I think that it will be a better exam for students and an equally useful exam.” Predicting ‘university-level success’ Currently, the Duke admissions process takes into account six factors, among which standardized test scores is one, Guttentag said. In the early stages of evaluation, each of the six factors are given equal weight to distinguish between stronger and weaker applicants,
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Swift Avenue will be closed along one block from Hull Avenue to Caswell Place for construction this weekend. Barricades will be set up at either end of the affected area, and no through traffic will be allowed. A detour will be set up on Powe Street to allow cars to navigate the area, according to a Duke News release. The street will be closed from 12 p.m. on Friday until 6 a.m on Monday while construction crews work to disassemble a crane. The closure means that the C-2 bus route will not be able to make its usual stop on Swift in front of Town House Apartments on Friday afternoon. Bus routes will not be affected over the weekend, as the C-2 does not stop on Swift on weekends. Access to Hull Avenue will still be available at the intersection of Hull and Swift, the press release said. University employees who need to use pick-up and drop-off services at The Little School at Duke, a full-day preschool for children of Duke employees located on Hull, will be able to do so. Cars traveling from Broad Street onto Swift will possibly be redirected to the detour on Powe Street, according to the press release.
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Duke leaders question whether the changes to the SAT will significantly alter the admission process.
but different factors gain different levels of significance when specific decisions are made. Depending on the applicant, SAT and ACT scores can have varying implications. “It’s not just what they’ve done—it’s what they’ve done within the context of what was available to them,” Guttentag said. “When you try to answer those questions, it becomes very contextual. Depending on their backgrounds and how they grew up, those scores can have different meanings.” Although the weight given to testing scores can vary between applicant to applicant, SAT and ACT scores are never overemphasized by admissions, Guttentag said. Kristen Stephens, an associate professor of the practice of education, said she was concerned that the SAT would continue to under-predict for certain students. “Some of these tests, you have to process information really quickly,” Stephens said. “Gifted students tend to have a slower processing speed, because they think very deeply about the questions. They take simple questions and make them more complicated.” Although the College Board’s efforts merit praise, whether the changes will be adequate remains to be seen, wrote Kate Allman, professor of education, in an email Tuesday. Ideally, the changes would bring the SAT into better alignment with students’ high school work, wrote Stephen Farmer, vice provost for enrollment and undergraduate admissions at the University of
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Congratulations to the following students, organizations, faculty and staff, who have been nominated to receive Duke University’s most prestigious campus-wide honors for leadership and service. Awards will be presented at the Duke University Student Leadership and Service Awards Ceremony on April 21, 2014. Betsy Alden OutstAnding service-leArning AwArds Nicole Daniels Nicholas Grace Leah Mische Noha Sherif Jacob Tobia Katharine Waldman
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north Carolina Chapel hill, in an email Monday. “if the test is now better aligned with the things students are learning in school, any good test-prep program should help the students not only get ready for the SAT but also learn something that will be more important for them than their test score,” Farmer said. Allman expressed hope that the recent attention directed toward the SAT would encourage universities to reevaluate their goals for higher education. “i think that these changes, more importantly, beg questions that institutes of higher education must consistently revisit: how do we define success at the university level?” Allman said. “And how does our answer to this question help us choose effective and equitable tools for predicting university-level success?” College Board announced the changes one month after a study led by William hiss, former dean of admissions at Bates College, indicated that there was nearly no difference in college academic performance between students that submitted SAT or ACT testing scores and students that did not. hiss’s report also revealed that high school GPA was the better indicator of college performance. “The question is: by how many students are colleges truncating their pools through testing?” hiss said. “Maybe 30 percent.” hiss recommended that colleges make submission of SAT and ACT scores optional rather than eliminate the use of standardized testing entirely. “i would have every confidence that an institution like Duke would read very, very carefully students with enormous promise, even if they did not show promise in test scores,” hiss said.
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materials, including 200 videos that cover SAT-related topics. Bob Schaeffer, public education director of Fair Test: the national Center for Fair and open Testing, called the new SAT model “cosmetic surgery” and said the changes did not address the test’s fundamental weaknesses. he stressed that providing online test preparation did not make up for testing disparities due to income equality. “The problem is not the availability of free test prep,” Schaefer said. “The problem is that students whose families have the resources buy them the equivalent of test prep steroids.” Shahar link, the founder of Mindspire—a SAT and ACT test preparation center in the Triangle area—said online videos were “supplementary materials” and could not substitute tutoring. “Students don’t really like to watch videos of people doing math problems— in fact, it’s torturous,” link said. “What a tutor does is make the interaction more lively. That can’t be replaced by Khan Academy.” link noted that online test preparation would likely only benefit a small portion of the student population. “it can address some of the inequality issues—for a very motivated student,” link said. “But that’s a small proportion of the overall population.”
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inequality. his affinity for public service was not always a natural prerogative for him, though. Castro said his mother would drag him and his twin brother, Joaquin Castro, to political events and rallies, which he said he found boring. it was not until he and Joaquin attended Stanford University after high school, and saw the Online preparation entrepreneurial success, high incomes in addition to changes to the actual and better education in California that test, the College Board announced a new he became interested in public service. partnership with the non-profit educaCompared to San Antonio, which at tional organization Khan Academy and the time was lacking in those areas but college application fee waivers, limited had defining qualities of diversity and to four colleges, for low-income students. community, the Bay Area inspired Castro As part of its new collaboration with to find a way to combine the best of both College Board, Khan Academy will be cities. providing free online test preparation “For the first time, i could see my own
community from the outside with a different eye,” he said. refraining from delving too much into politics during his speech, Castro told four anecdotes that exemplified the way he sees the world, starting from his entry into sixth grade and up to nine years ago when he originally ran for mayor and lost. The latter, he said, was the first time he had ever put everything into something that turned out to be a failure. in his other anecdotes, he highlighted the need to surround yourself with supportive people, choosing not to succumb to peer pressure but rely on those who want to see you succeed. “learn to be yourself and not try and conform to what other people expect you to be,” he said. “let people care about you on the basis of something that’s authentic.” These lessons are a part of what he tries to apply to his work and leadership of San Antonio. in order to realize his goal of making the city “the liveliest city in the world,” he said the government needs to cultivate a strong “reservoir of brainpower,” especially among young people—create a vibrant and diverse place that has “something for everybody” and get the fundamentals of government right to act efficiently and authentically. Questions from the audience after his speech pressed Castro more on topical issues, such as education and gentrification, as well as elaborating on even more of his foundational morals. Durham resident Sue Gilbertson, program and evaluation director for the Durham Partnership for Children, asked Castro about his work in passing a universal pre-kindergarten program funded by sales taxes in 2012. She has been interested in applying a similar program in Durham and asked Castro the method to his success in implementing the plan. Castro responded that passing the measure required the support of the business community, which he said demonstrated to people that a neutral party could see and approve of the measure’s results. he also had put the cost of the program per year to an average family—$7.81—into a concrete number that was easier for people to understand and support. “i’ve studied some other cities, and
seeing someone who has already done it was really helpful,” Gilbertson said.
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Because the A.B. Duke scholarship covers tuition and room and board, rabinovich will probably not receive the full amount of money that can accompany the scholarship, he said. But he does not feel that this lessens the extent of the honor, he added. “The name by itself still helps very much with my future,” he said. rabinovich said he hopes to attend graduate school in either physics or math and to ultimately become a professor and researcher. he is currently researching string theory with associate professor of physics ronan Plesser, focusing on understanding physical models of string theory through the use of similar, non-physical models. “eugene is uncommonly talented and driven,” Plesser said in a Duke news press release. “he is among the two or three most promising students i have seen in 16 years here, and i feel confident he will make real contributions to our field.” This is the second consecutive year that a Duke physics major has received the scholarship, as senior Kushal Seetharam—also an A.B. Duke scholar—was named a Goldwater scholar last year. There have been 63 Duke recipients of the scholarship since 1995.
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A few key mental mistakes kept the Blue Devils from extending their winning streak to four. Despite leading for most of the contest, Duke fell to Liberty 4-3 in Lynchburg, Va. in the second game of a home-home series DUKE 3 against the Flames. 4 The first matchup LIB was an 8-2 loss for Duke back in Durham March 5. “It really just boiled down to a couple base running mistakes, and we just
didn’t execute a couple of pitches late,” said head coach Chris Pollard. “Overall, we played pretty well. I thought we had a really good offensive approach against a good arm early in the game.... But we had the bases loaded two different times and had two different base running mistakes that potentially took runs off the board.” The Blue Devils (17-13) jumped out on Liberty starter Blake Flughum early by grabbing one run in the top of the second inning and adding two more in the top of the fifth to give Duke a 3-0 cushion. Duke could have tacked on a few more insurance runs in the fifth inning after redshirt senior right fielder Ryan Dietrich singled to load the bases with two outs. Senior third baseman Matt Berezo, filling in for the injured Jordan Betts, was picked off of third, though, to end the inning. Another opportunity to add to the Blue Devil lead came in the sixth inning when they loaded the bases with just one out. This time senior left fielder Mark Lumpa was caught napping as he was doubled up on a Matt Berezo line drive. Liberty (22-7), to its credit, made the most of its few opportunities. With two outs in the bottom of the seventh junior first baseman Alex Close drilled a changeup over the wall for a solo home run and two batters later pinch hitter Andrew Yacyk added a two-run shot to knot the score at three. The Flames would add the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth on a solo homerun by second baseman Ryan Seiz.
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Infielder Matt Berezo got picked off at third base, potentially costing Duke a run.
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Junior Grant McCabe knocked in Duke’s first run of the game and finished 2-4 on the day as the Blue Devils could not hold on to their 3-0 lead. “Some of that is good fortune,” Pollard said. “To hit three homeruns with two outs—a little bit of that you just have to tip your hat [because] that’s bad luck…. I’m not sure if you played those circumstances again 100 times you could come out with the same results. But it happened tonight—that’s baseball. You have to tip your hat. You have to learn from it and move on.” Junior Andrew Istler had an effective day on the mound to start. Istler threw four shut out innings allowing only two
hits and walking none. Freshman Kevin Lewallyn pitched well in relief. Aside from allowing the first of the three homeruns, Lewallyn surrendered just two hits and two walks over 2.2 innings of work. “Our guys were very effective except for basically three pitches,” said Pollard. “Istler threw the ball outstanding. It was really good to see him bounce back… Kevin came on and threw the ball really well… so those are some positive things we can take out of the ball game.”
Duke looks to regain footing after Syracuse loss Blue Devils have chance to rebound against High Point by Madeline Carrington THE CHRONICLE
Duke is set to take on High Point to tomorrow in just the second matchup between the teams in program history. The No. 7 Blue Devils will travel to High Point High Point, N.C. to vs. play the Panthers 6 p.m. Wednesday at No. 7 Duke Vert Stadium. After a tough loss SaturWEDNESDAY, 6 p.m. day against No. 3 Vert Stadium Syracuse that put the Duke at .500 in conference play, the team will look for a confidence-boosting victory before it continues its ACC slate
this weekend with games against Boston College and Notre Dame. “These next couple games for us will help us to get a good judgment on what we need to fix before the end of the season when ACCs and national championship time comes around,” junior attacker Kerrin Maurer said. “The Syracuse game was tough, but now’s a good time to learn about our opponents and ourselves before it really matters.” The Blue Devils (7-4) have been streaky thus far, easily dismantling Virginia Tech and Davidson squads but going 1-4 against ranked opponents. In order to compete with the Blue Devils, High Point (4-4) will rely on its stingy defense as the Panthers have held their opponents to an average of 9.5 goals so far this season. Panther goalie Julia See W. LACROSSE, page 13
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Junior Kerrin Maurer has powered the Blue Devil offense this year, scoring multiple goals in all 11 contests so far.
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To understand Wojciechowski’s competitiveness, one just has to play pick-up basketball with him, said Chris Spatola, who sat on the Duke bench beside Wojciechowski when Spatola was the team’s director of basketball operations through the 2011-12 season. “We would always debate whether or not you could take a charge in a pick-up game,” said Spatola, who now serves as a special assistant to athletic director Kevin White and works for CBS Sports. “He would always take a charge.” Wojciechowski’s hallmark as a player was that relentless desire on defense. Though he never averaged more than seven points per game as a Blue Devil, he won the 1998
National Defensive Player of the Year award and frustrated countless opposing guards. As an assistant, he tried to instill that same grit in his players, only he primarily worked with Duke’s big men, not the perimeter players. An odd sight to many—the 5-foot-11 former guard coaching players often a foot taller than him—Wojciechowski has overseen the development of a number of forwards and centers who now play professionally, from Mason and Miles Plumlee to Shelden Williams. “If any big guy would have his mentality or would have played the way Steve played the game they’d be unstoppable,” Spatola said. “He basically injected that into Lance Thomas and Brian Zoubek, and that’s why we ended up being national champions [in 2010].” Part of what has made Wojciechowski an attractive coaching candidate—to both Marquette and other previously interested schools—has been that he has spent his entire 19 years in college basketball learning from Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski. Wojciechowski even sounded like Krzyzewski at times during the presser, perhaps something he perfected while subbing in for halftime television interviews. His experience with Krzyzewski allowed him to work with the U.S. Olympic teams in 2008 and 2012, helping coach the NBA’s biggest stars to consecutive gold medals. Marquette interim athletic director Bill Cords said he spoke to both Krzyzewski and USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo before hiring Wojciechowski. Cords said Krzyzewski told him, “I have become a better coach because of Steve being beside me,” and that endorsement spoke volumes.
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Steve Wojciechowski made a reputation for himself as a player due to his intensity and passion on the floor.
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Steve Wojciechowski joins a growing list of former Duke assistants that hold NCAA head coaching positions across the country. Wojciechowski joked that his first question for Krzyzewski when he called his mentor to inform him about the job was if Krzyzewski would become his top assistant. “He told me I couldn’t afford him,” Wojciechowski said. Filling out a staff is just one of the many tasks ahead for Wojciechowski, who inherits a Marquette team that went 17-15 this season and missed the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2005. Wojciechowski will also have to secure the five-man recruiting class that Williams brought in, which features shooting guard Ahmed Hill, the No. 86 recruit in the country according to ESPN. Lovell noted Wojciechowski’s recruiting abilities in his remarks, saying he “just recruited the top class in the country at Duke.” But unlike at many major conference schools, developing a basketball culture at Marquette will not be a problem. The Golden Eagles do not have a football team and few programs commit as much money to its basketball program as Marquette, which doled out $10.7 million for its basketball
program last year. According to Department of Education data, that would have ranked fourth in the ACC, trailing only Pittsburgh, Syracuse and Duke. “I come from a place where the students at the university and the basketball team are one,” Wojciechowski said. “That’s what I want to do here.” This marks the second consecutive year that a top Duke assistant has earned a high-profile job after Chris Collins departed a year ago for Northwestern. Associate head coach Jeff Capel and assistant coach Nate James are the remaining assistant coaches, and special assistant Jon Scheyer may potentially be in line for a promotion to assistant coach with Wojciechowski’s departure. “Steve gave his heart and soul to me, our program, our community and Duke for 20 years,” Krzyzewski said in a press release. “He was a vital part of the successes we have had. He made me better every day, and I know that he will make Marquette and the Milwaukee community better every day.”
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Burns ranks among the top 30 nationally in save percentage. The Blue Devils will look for their well-balanced offense to lead them against the Panthers. Maurer is Duke’s primary offensive option, notching 35 goals this year so far—and scoring multiple times in every game. The junior ranks third in the conference and seventh in the nation in goals per game. But Maurer has six other teammates who have scored in double digits this season, notably midfielder Taylor Trimble and attackers Sydney Peterson and Kelci Smesko. “Every game I try to just play as best I can,” Maurer said. “Against these teams that are not as strong as ranked opponents, it’s a good test to keep our offense sharp and see what we need to work on. For me personally, I try to treat every game and team equally, so for tomorrow it’s going to be more about our team offense.” Having beaten High Point 16-7 in Durham last season, Duke has built a 16-0 all-time record against Big South opponents, but the matchup against this year’s Panther squad could present the conference’s best chance to upset the Blue Devils. High Point leads the Big South in scoring defense, allowing 9.50 goals per game, and on offense the Panthers boast two potent scoring threats in senior midfielder Alec Perry and senior attacker Mackenzie Carroll. The 5-foot-2 Carroll leads the Panthers in total points with 13 goals and 9 sudoku_420B assists, and her classmate Perry has post-
ed a shots-on-goal percentage of 93.5% through her team’s eight games this season. Junuior attacker Kendyl Gardner has also reached double digit scoring levels—notching 11 goals—but has not recorded an assist on the year. High Point’s program launched in 2009 and is the latest in a series of young teams that the Blue Devils have faced. Earlier in the season Duke knocked off a first-year Elon program 25-4 in the season opener. “What’s unique about playing young teams is that you don’t know much about them,” Maurer said. “We don’t know the tendencies that we can judge from past years. Any given day, any team can win, and we know that High Point is very athletic and fast. We can’t take them lightly.” After dropping to 2-2 in ACC play, the Blue Devils cannot afford to lose a game to an unranked opponent. Against the Orange, Duke fell behind by a large margin, trailing 18-9 with less than 10 minutes to go in the contest after having led 3-1 early on. The Blue Devils three other games following their contest against High Point come against top-10 opponents—Boston College ranks fifth, Notre Dame ranks sixth and North Carolina holds the nation’s top ranking at the moment. A win Wednesday would improve Duke’s perspective for the tough upcoming week. “[A win] would give us great confidence,” Maurer said. “High Point is a great opponent and they’ve been very close with a lot of top teams. Playing sharp, playing together will give us good momentum going into the weekend. Giving us confidence will be huge.”
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Administrative transitions portend institutional change Last Thursday, President Richard Brodhead gave his annual address to the Academic Council. One of the topics Brodhead focused on was staff transitions and plans for moving forward. His emphasis on transitions is telling—Duke is about to undergo sweeping changes. The administration, in particular, is facing a huge overhaul. Provost Peter Lange is stepping down. Dr. Sally Kornbluth is replacing him, and, consequently, Duke will have to find a new vice dean for basic science at Duke Hospital to take Kornbluth’s place. Vice Provost for Research Jim Siedow is also leaving, and his successor will join Kornbluth this coming year. Dr. Victor Dzau will be stepping down from his positions as president and CEO of the Duke University Health System and chancellor for health affairs. Donna Lisker, associate provost for undergraduate education, will be leaving for Smith College in the fall. Lastly, Dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment Bill Chameides and Dean Catherine L. Gilliss of the School of Nursing will both be leaving. Administrative changes are likely to continue, leaving us with questions that will become more important as the transitions unfold. At stake in
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these changes is the character of the University— what is Duke now and what is it going to become? We are already in the middle of transformative infrastructural shifts, including the West Union renovations and construction of Duke Kunshan University. Although Duke is swapping much
Editorial of its top leadership, we expect that the new administrators will finish what the current administrators have started. Continuity of this sort will likely be both good and bad. In his address, Brodhead suggested that “leadership changes are chances for institutional renewal.” With the breadth of experience and fresh perspectives that the new administrators bring come the possibility of major shifts in the character of the University. This could be extremely positive. New administrators will be able to focus on developing an identity for the University that extends beyond the changes that current administrators have initiated— changes that these administrators might be too invested in to critique and modify. As Siedow
suggested in an article last semester, after serving at the University for ten years, feeling comfortable makes it difficult to see things critically and improve Although there are benefits to transitions, a larger question remains—as administrators transition in and out, who will be providing consistent leadership? When people join the administration at different levels, the vision is left up in the air. If new administrators are learning the intricacies of their office from someone who is equally new to the job, some administrative consistency is bound to slip away. In all likelihood, administrators who are learning the ropes will be unable to teach the ropes at the same time. For this reason, someone should set a specific tone and vision for the transitions so that Duke can maintain coherence and continuity in its programming. Additionally, as Duke experiences this staggered turnover and transitional period, it will be extremely difficult for administrators to undertake big changes including altering the curriculum, which is long overdue. We find this troubling, and hope that administrative changes will not delay important institutional improvements.
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s a student-athlete at a Division I school, one is often faced with the question of which part of his or her hyphenated descriptor actually describes her occupation better. Recent scandals at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill concerning independent study courses and a 148-word essay on Rosa Parks that earned an A-minus
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seem to indicate that the student half of the descriptor can be laughable. A report from The (Raleigh) News & Observer in 2011 discovered that some studentathletes received grades for classes they had not even taken, and that several independent study classes were billed as lecture classes but never actually met. Just last week, Mary Willingham revealed in an interview with ESPN that a UNC student-athlete had received an A-minus for a 148-word essay on Rosa Parks in one of these independent studies classes. In the same interview, former UNC football player Deunta Williams commented that the primary purpose of the academic advisors for the studentathletes was to ensure that the athletes would remain eligible to play by maintaining the requisite GPA. UNC-Chapel Hill isn’t the only school to succumb to the allure of passing its student-athletes academically for the sake of a winning season. A 2006 New York Times article reported on the directed-reading courses at Auburn University that allowed one of the university’s well-known football players to be honored as a scholarathlete for his work as a Sociology major. But he had only taken directed-reading classes, which did not require attendance and entailed very little work. Even without such explicit efforts to create noattendance, low-workload classes, student-athletes at many Division I schools still have to face the burden of weighing their two jobs. As an athlete, they are allowed to have 20 hours per week of scheduled practice time. That does not, however, include getting to and from practice, preparation and recovery time before and after practice or highly recommended individual practices. What starts out as a part-time job can quickly become more than that and can sometimes even turn into a full-time job. In the face of this reality stands NCAA’s requirement that all student athletes must “[b]e in good academic standing according to the standards” of their school, and “[b]e enrolled in at least a minimum full-time baccalaureate degree program” (i.e., at least 12 credit hours) and “maintain satisfactory progress toward that degree.” Essentially, student-athletes are not officially expected to be any less studious than any other non-athlete student at the university.
Most importantly, the student-athletes themselves have no official authority to contest the terms of their agreement with the school and the NCAA when they take an athletic scholarship. In extreme cases, and certainly when a student-athlete is sitting in the library finishing a paper after a particularly exhausting workout, they can feel as though they have lost autonomy over their own education as either their own physical health or their academic standing suffers in the face of the need to be the best athlete possible. Granted, there are also several benefits to being a Division I student-athlete. Your closet is filled with branded workout clothes, and you probably have access to a locker room within convenient walking distance of where your practices occur. If you are at Duke, you have access to a special study room and a special set of tutors and academic advisors who are ready to help you when you are plugging through a particularly difficult class. The fact remains, however, that these facilities and resources are not available because studentathletes demanded them as a part of their contract with the university. Rather, these things exist because Duke wants to maintain its good academic standing alongside its athletic prowess. Importantly, no one is looking out for the best interests of the student-athletes. No one is charged with ensuring that student-athletes are able to fulfill their two roles to equal extents and still remain happy and healthy young adults. The National Labor Relations Board decided last week that students who receive full athletic scholarships to Northwestern University to play football for a Big Ten conference school have a legal right to unionize under federal law as employees of the institution. The decision was based in part on a finding that the school values the athletic performance of its student-athletes more than their academic success. If this decision stands, it could have a negative effect on the ability of student-athletes to graduate from the university with meaningful academic transcripts. While the College Athletes Players Association could help ensure that student-athletes who have graduated continue to receive medical care for the injuries they sustained while playing for the school, its current focus does not include any restrictions on practice time or required academic excuses from practice. I may just be an exceptionally nerdy former student-athlete, but I think it is not unreasonable to argue that schools agree to give student-athletes the opportunity to get a college education. What is unreasonable is that student-athletes are encouraged, either implicitly or explicitly, to put athletics before academics in almost all circumstances. Joline Doedens is a second-year law student. Her column runs every other Wednesday. Send Joline a message on Twitter @jydoedens.
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ello! I’m writing to you today with a great enthusiasm that can only stem from unspoken but clear desperation. I am a graduating senior, and I’d like you to offer me a job for next year. You may ask why I feel I would be
Lillie Reed wumbology suited to work at your company/coexist in your communist collective/ sell my organs to your black market. It is because I’ve spent the last four years and $250,000 of my life engaging in diverse learning experiences meant to prepare me to make money. At the end of my college career, I am more than ready to start applying these self-fundraising abilities, and I would love to have the opportunity to begin exercising my moneymaking skills with your organization. My time in college has also prepared me for working with your organization in numerous ways. For example, the fact that I’m in college means I’m young, which is intrinsically appealing to almost any organization. Firstly, my young age and mere Bachelor’s degree means you can pay me next to nothing and I must accept this wage as a fact of the current job market. In fact, if you call my position an internship, you can even legally pay me nothing. As I pride myself in always seeing the glass half full, I would, of course, accept an unpaid position with eagerness and excitement, knowing that I am being paid in the valuable work experience of secretarial duties and serving coffee to paid employees. Secondly, my existence on the bridge between adolescence and adulthood means that I’m full of youthful energy and new ideas to help rejuvenate your company. I’ve always been an ideas person. For example, I once had an idea that I would win a Nobel Prize, or write a book, or really just be successful in some measurable way. If I were to name my greatest weakness, it is follow-through. My biggest strength is probably in my thighs. Furthermore, I have extensive experience with managing an online presence. Social media and networking are pivotal in the modern market. Luckily for your business, I am well prepared for a job in this digital age, as I have spent the last four years of my classes on Facebook and Twitter. I have worked literal hours each week making sure my Facebook brand is top-notch, portraying myself as fun and quirky but also chill and down-
to-earth. I would be ecstatic to do the same for your company. I am also proficient in English, changing the margins and period sizes in Microsoft Word to make any document almost a full page longer, and I know what Microsoft Excel is. I’ve spent my college career in an elite institution, filled with the most diverse group of students the New York Metropolitan Area (but not the sketchy parts) has to offer. During my college experience, I have demonstrated my ability to commit to and stick with my extracurricular activities, such as dodging responsibilities or napping. I have also become an expert at ignoring texts, promising lunch dates without ever following through, and avoiding eye contact with people I’ve made out with once. Such keen social skills should suit me well in the workplace. However, if my experience learning and violating the honor code alongside the socially and fiscally elite has taught me anything, it’s that I am entitled to nice things. This educational experience, paired with an upbringing where college was presented as the only necessary step towards success, has taught me that solely possessing a diploma should ensure employment in a lifelong, impactful and fulfilling career that provides enough money for my needs and then some. Therefore, it would be reckless and downright unethical of your company to reject me. If nothing else, remember that I went to a top ten school and probably have rich and powerful parents. All in all, I deserve this. Yet, as I have been notified numerous times, there are a lot of worthy applicants on the market, and many companies just don’t have space for me right now. However, I believe your company should choose me, as I am a unique and qualified applicant, with many special talents, and I am guaranteed to be successful at whatever I try. For a reference, see my mother. I sincerely hope you consider my application, as this is my final hope towards receiving any kind of offer of employment, and if you do not accept me, there is a chance I will starve. Or have to move back in with my parents, which may actually be worse. Sincerely, A Thoroughly Unemployed AlmostGraduate (And really, it doesn’t matter who I am. I can be anyone you want me to be. I will be f----ing Beyoncé if you’ll give me money for doing things).
New dog, old tricks
hat makes a Chronicle column good? Every two weeks, I stare at the blank Word document on my screen the night before it is due and wonder what I should write about. I don’t want to rehash opinions that others have already expressed. It’s not my place to give you idealistic advice. I feel that the University’s newspaper isn’t the forum to complain about my problems. I’m hardly wise and my political opinions read academic. I’ve got so many things to say but I can justify a reason not to say any one of them.
Tyler Fredricks patricians etc. I was faced with a similar position in high school. It’s bizarre to think that just two years ago I was standing in front of an auditorium packed with my high school peers, speaking during one of the most memorable five minutes of my life. I was my high school’s valedictorian and it was my turn to speak. Years of hard work had paid off and I wanted my speech to matter. I mean, you only graduate from high school once. I wanted to be different, but don’t we all? When I told my friend that I was going to be writing my Chronicle column this week about my valedictorian speech, the first thing he did was tell me he already didn’t like it. “Too pretentious,” he said. I feel my speech was anything but. My graduation speech was about my graduation speech. I talked about what I wanted to write about. The problems I faced were trying to avoid being trite while evoking both nostalgia and humor, looking forward while looking backward. Having an open page is intimidating. There is so much I wanted to say, so much I wanted to do, but I struggled to find the words. Maya Angelou once said, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Acknowledging my own inadequacies, I took the audience through my thought process. I didn’t want to say the things everybody expected me to say. I hadn’t wanted to trudge through memories forced onto my peers, preach insight from the pulpit of the moment, or divulge
Lillie Reed is a Trinity senior. Her column is part of the weekly Socialites feature and runs every other Wednesday. Send Lillie a message on Twitter @LillieReed.
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the intimate aspects of my life’s journey. I wanted to be different, to be me, but I faced the dilemma that in not doing things that had been done before I was unable to speak about anything that I was content with. Listening to a video recording on Facebook of my 18 year old self say these things, I am struck by how hard it is to take one’s own advice. Even now, I try to share ideas that haven’t been expressed before. My hesitancy to be the same as everyone else, as anyone else, comes from a misunderstanding of what it means to communicate. I want to convey original ideas, to leave my own stamp on what I do, and more often than not this causes me to not share the things that I want to simply because others agree and feel the same away. This desire to be different was pervasive in my mindset during my graduation speech and it persists even now. I’m left in want of a message that can be impactful and hasn’t been shared before. Yet, in a way, I feel that perhaps it isn’t necessarily the substance or the innovative nature of the idea that gives it merit or that makes people interested. The only way to communicate with people that will leave them feeling substantially engaged is to speak to them with sincerity. Being honest with myself and honest with my audience is how I speak from the heart. In a word, I think the thing that makes a Chronicle column good is sincerity. Regardless of whether or not other people share the same opinion, regardless of whether or not the message reverberates through campus and shapes debate, regardless of whether or not it has been said before, we all want to feel connected to the author. The way to do this is to convey ideas that come from the heart. If the emotion and passion are there, then the originality will follow. There’s something genuine, something human, about laying down our soul on paper. To be sincere, to be vulnerable, to be mortal is how we imbue lines on a piece of paper with something relatable. Today, to be sincere, I write my Chronicle column about my Chronicle column, just like two years ago I wrote my graduation speech about my graduation speech. Tyler Fredricks is a Trinity sophomore. His column runs every other Wednesday.
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EPRINT from page 3 paper for the ePrint stations exceeded $100,000 in the library’s 2014 budget. “if the printing is something that is used responsibly, then that is appropriate,” Byrd said. “But if not, then it is taking up money in the budget for other services that are desirable.” The 4 cents, although still not entirely representative, is a closer estimate of the cost of printing per page borne by the oiT and Duke libraries, Clancy said. “From the beginning, staff and administration from the library were also involved, because a good bit of the overprinting occurs in those venues,” wrote Charlotte Clark, faculty director of Sustainability at Duke and advisor for the proposal, in an email Tuesday. “library staff realized that the ‘price’ paid by students did not reflect the cost to the University for paper and supplies. Clark expressed hope that the changes would in-
crease awareness of sustainability issues on campus. “i think the new policy makes a statement to all students that printing is a finite free resource on campus, and, with a good concurrent and ongoing education campaign, students will connect this limit to environmental sustainability,” Clark said. “That, in itself, is a worthy outcome.”
GPSC from page 3 Director of operations Kevin Anderson, a second-year medical student; and escajadillo as attorney general. “it’s exciting. We don’t always have contested positions,” laBella said. Graduate students also hosted speaker Provost Peter lange, who shared insight into the role of the provost in a university setting. opening with a joke, lange asked the crowd why a
provost is comparable to the manager of a cemetery. “The reason…is that there are many people under him, but nobody is listening,” lange said. The structure of the schools is decentralized by nature, lange said, as every individual school keeps the majority of the revenue it brings in and makes some of its own decisions. “it puts the decision making at the leadership level, which is far closer and far better educated than the provost can be about what goes on in the different schools,” lange said. lange added that his role is to act as the “centripetal force” that brings the schools back together. “it is right for me to ask, to demand, to question— but i have to listen to the answers,” lange said. he said that strategic planning is an important exercise in determining the collective direction of the University. lange also discussed plans for Duke Kunshan University, noting that the liberal arts program will grow from an exclusively study abroad and study away program to an undergraduate degree program of 500 students. “What they want from us is teaching innovation,” lange said. lange added that he thought the three biggest problems facing the University are upholding unique innovation, managing with a lower budget and maintaining intellectual renewal despite the lack of faculty turnover. In other business: The GPSC budget was presented by current Director of Finance eden ellis, a second-year MPP/MBA student. A creation of the Financial Committee, the budget was unanimously approved. it increased expenditures by 6 percent or $11,000. This increase will mainly go towards the GPSC house, increased group funding and general assembly meetings. The Student life Committee announced a month full of events, including Thirsty Thursday, this Saturday’s beer tasting, the first family-friendly Field Day, a Durham Bulls outing, and the graduate school’s celebration of the last day of classes. ralph Michael Peace, a second-year Ph.D. candidate in pathology, and Ben Gaines, a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in mathematics, were confirmed as the Basketball Campout Co-Chairs. They said they will work with the athletic department to create a more family-friendly event, incorporating feedback from this year’s surveys.
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