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Suite life coming to new West Campus dorm ‘The Hollows’ Nathan Luzum The Chronicle

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As students complain of mold on Central Campus, a new West Campus dorm called The Hollows may provide a solution. Construction on the complex will begin in July, with plans for the dorm to be ready to house students in the Fall 2019 semester. Located near Edens Quadrangle, the complex will help phase the living spaces in older Central Campus buildings and will house 500 to 550 students in suites organized around common living and kitchenette spaces. “The Hollows is obviously one of the first steps in replacing Central Campus,” said Basil Seif, vice president of residential life for Duke Student Government. “It’s definitely important because I think the administration and student opinion have both deemed that Central Campus is no longer good for Duke students to be living in on a permanent basis.” The project will include three building sites, with two buildings set to begin construction this summer and a third site for future expansion. Seif noted that he and other officials lobbied for a suite-style design of the rooms, which will house four students each. Both he and Rick Johnson, associate vice president of student affairs for Housing,

Dining and Residence Life, agreed that suite-style housing was “something that a lot of students wanted to see.” In recent years, there has been a trend toward suite-style living with dorms such as Keohane 4E, Seif explained. “Students have been wanting to see more suite-style spaces in the rest of campus, and we think The Hollows is a good opportunity to do that,” he said. Dean for Residential Life Joe Gonzalez added that suite-style rooms were

designed to imitate the living style of Central Campus. At a November forum hosted by HDRL and DSG, students had a chance to analyze plans for The Hollows and give input directly to the dorm architects. Gonzalez said that students’ comments “were taken into consideration by the planning group.” Seif explained that the Board of Trustees initially preferred a more traditional floor plan with single and double rooms and was reluctant to incorporate suites into The

Hollows because of the increased cost. When presented with students’ opinions, however, the Trustees approved the suite-style plans. “It’s a great environment because the suite-style living spaces are kind of the direction that a lot of Duke administrators are moving toward because of how diversified the social spaces can be,” Seif said. He added that these suites—just like common rooms and wide hallways— are additional social spaces to foster community. The name “The Hollows” refers to the environment in which the new buildings are being constructed, Gonzalez explained. The area adjacent to Edens and Keohane Quadrangles is considered to be the hollow of a forest. “It’s also what I would consider a username—I think a more formal name will come forward down the line,” Gonzalez said. Although the name may not yet be finalized, both Gonzalez and Seif agreed that The Hollows will mark a considerable improvement in housing for students. “Obviously on Central, there have been problems with mold, there have been problems with the quality of the actual residences,” Seif said. “In The Hollows, it’s going to be state-of-the-art, it’s going to be brand new and we’re really excited about it.”

Khizr Khan pulls out pocket Constitution in speech at Duke Bre Bradham The Chronicle

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In July 2016, Khizr Khan gave one of the most memorable speeches on the last night of the Democratic National Convention when the Gold Star, Muslim-American father pulled a pocket Constitution from his jacket and offered to lend it to then-presidential candidate Donald Trump. On Thursday night, Khan again pulled out his pocket Constitution—but instead of speaking to the thousands gathered in Philadelphia and the country watching from TV screens, Khan was delivering the James P. Gorter annual lecture in Duke’s Trent Semans Center Great Hall. “I’m a patriotic, immigrant American. I’m a Muslim also,” Khan said. He was accompanied at the talk by his wife, Ghazala Khan. The couple, who now reside in Virginia, are the parents of Humayan Khan, a captain in the U.S. Army who was killed in Iraq in 2004. During his speech, the Gold Star father addressed the current issues of religious

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divisions facing the country, sharing the story of how he and his wife found themselves on the DNC stage and offering his optimistic view about the future. His famous pocket Constitution also made an appearance when he read off the Fourteenth Amendment—which he called his “most favorite”—to answer an audience member’s question. Khan began by providing an explanation for the current political situation, quoting from Richard Rorty’s 1998 book “Achieving Our Country.” Rorty predicted nearly two decades ago that union members and unorganized laborers would realize that the government was not seeking to raise their wages and that “suburban white-collar workers” will not allow themselves to be taxed for others’ social benefits. Then, Rorty wrote and Khan quoted, “something will crack.” That “something” cracking would lead people to seek a leader in a “strong man,” Khan said, explaining how he viewed the rise of Trump. Khan then offered “inclusive globalism and stronger faith in personal values” as the path forward.



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You can finally see lemurs Lilly’s 30,000 DVDs provide outside of the Lemur Center substitute to ‘Netflix and chill’ Shagun Vashisth

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Have you ever wanted to see a lemur up close, without the cages and fences of the Lemur Center? Researchers at Duke have created an online database, hosted at, where users can access 3D models of lemurs and other rare primates. Visitors to the site can view the anatomies of these primates in intricate detail, giving them the experience of seeing specimens in a museum without potentially damaging the original bones and structures of the primates. The models can also be 3D printed so that people around the world can handle and examine the anatomical structures themselves. “The goal of this project was to bridge the gap in data infrastructure and build a virtual museum of sorts,” said Doug Boyer, assistant professor of evolutionary anthropology. The database additionally gives scientists in fields like comparative anatomy access to raw data to support their own research on biological and historical processes. Investigators across the globe can also deposit their own raw data, Boyer noted. “Believe it or not, there is no resource like this other than MorphoSource that allows for raw data to be both archived and accessed,” he said. “The database can’t serve its goal for the scientific community unless people beyond those at Duke and in my lab can add to it.” The technology works through a detailed scanning process, using X-rays to take thousands of photographs of a given specimen from every angle. These images can then be virtually “dissected,” so that their internal bone structure and skeleton can be analyzed. Putting the data online presented its own host of challenges, Boyer explained. “One challenge with the technology was with figuring how to render really highresolution data sets in 3D on the browsers,” he said. “We wanted to keep the interface simple to use but scientifically credible and worthwhile.” Boyer and Gabriel Yapuncich—the nowgraduated evolutionary anthropology Ph.D.

Tired of watching your three favorite movies on Netflix constantly? Lilly Library can give you some variety. Recently, Lilly Library’s DVD collection reached 30,000 titles with a copy of the 1987 fairy tale comedy “The Princess Bride.” Staff celebrated the milestone with a “Princess Bride” themed cake and film viewing. The DVD joins more than 23,000 titles that are physically inside Lilly Library, located in shelves behind the front desk and in storage in the basement. The remainder are housed in an off-campus storage facility called the Duke University Library Service Center. “We have strange titles aplenty since faculty’s use of film across campus is wide ranging and eclectic,” said Danette Pachtner, Duke Libraries’ librarian for film, video and digital media and women’s studies. “Strange or off-beat is in the eye of the viewer, frankly. I recommend that users browse our film collection online and see what oddities strike them.”

Courtesy of Duke Photography allows users to view and print 3D models of lemurs.

student that led the scanning efforts— initially intended for the site to primarily support scientific research. They soon found that the site could have broader applications, however. “I was surprised by the outreach and public relevance of MorphoSource,” Boyer said. “The database is immediately accessible and relatable to children of any age.” The team keeps track of users nationwide, finding that over 200 elementary school students around the country have accounts on the site. Beyond being used for independent exploration among children, K-12 educators have also found value in MorphoSource. “About a third of user downloads are by teachers and are being used for education purposes,” Boyer said. “A lot of times, people will download a skull and 3D print it and use it in class activities.” Boyer and his team are now looking to expand the success of the tool in the classroom setting. Going forward, they hope to enhance the user experience and keep the site easy to navigate. “We want to more actively promote educational use of the data,” Boyer said. “In the next year or two, we’re looking to add a page [as well as] tools that are specifically beneficial to educators, like lesson plans.”

The collection began when several professors from various departments began requesting films to show in their classes. Films in many different languages and genres now comprise the selection. Pachtner—Duke’s first film librarian— noted that some students use the films to fulfill class requirements while others are more interested in them for entertainment. However, recent technological advancements—such as lightweight laptops without CD drives—have slowed down the rate at which DVDs are being checked out, she said. To combat the issue, Lilly Library has introduced a longer checkout time for films not on reserve by professors. Additionally, the Duke community can check out DVD or VHS players to watch movies. The Library also offers 27 databases such as Kanopy that allow students, faculty and community members to stream films directly to their laptops. Films available include new releases along with rare titles and small films requested by faculty and students. See LILLY DVDS on Page 16

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Endowed professorships: Who Duke-Makerere program are they named after and why? assists students from Uganda Brian Lin The Chronicle Have you ever met a professor with a title like Robert F. Durden professor of biology and wondered ‘who even is Robert F. Durden’? Such a title is an example of a named chair or professorship. All of these titles begin with an endowment and can either be named after the donor or in honor of an important Duke figure, referred to as an eponymous chair. According to University policy, the donation amount determines which positions can be endowed. For instance, it takes $1 million to endow a visiting professor, $2.5 million for a full

professor and $5 million for a dean. “A donor who endows a professorship will name it after themselves [or] name it after somebody who is meaningful to them, so you see positions around the University that are named in individuals’ honor,” said Michael Schoenfeld, vice president for public affairs and government relations. William Chafe, Alice Mary Baldwin professor emeritus of history, noted that Alice Baldwin—former dean of Trinity College— was “one of the most important figures in women’s history.” Because of this legacy, a chair was See PROFESSORSHIPS on Page 16

Courtesy of Duke Photography Nancy MacLean (left) and William Chafe (right) both hold endowed professorships in history and study race and gender in the 20th century.

Joyce Er The Chronicle The two inaugural Duke-Makerere scholars are continuing to adapt to life at the University, after coming to Duke from Kampala, Uganda to study biomedical engineering. Started in 2014, the Duke-Makerere Biomedical Engineering Partnership brings together students from Duke and Makerere University in Uganda to work on pressing global health issues. As part of the initiative, graduate students Henry Kiwumulo and Kenneth Rubango received a full scholarship to come to Duke and study biomedical engineering. “If you look at how much graduate tuition is, it’s 400 times the average annual salary for a Ugandan—it’s just totally out of reach,” said William Reichert, Theo Pilkington professor of biomedical engineering. “In order to do this, we had to just bite the bullet and say, ‘we’re going to pay for everything.’” The partnership is Reichert’s brainchild, stemming from a teaching stint he had at Makerere University as a Fulbright scholar. This was a defining experience, he said, prompting him to see how Duke could help Makerere University. Applicants from Makerere University take the GRE examination and apply to Duke’s BME program. Those accepted automatically qualify for the scholarship program, Rubango added. For the program to be effective, Reichert said it is important for the students to figure out what problems in Uganda they want to

Courtesy of Duke Photography Kenneth Rubango (right) and Henry Kiwumulo (left) received full scholarships to study biomedical engineering at Duke.

address, so that Duke faculty can “help them come up with the proper technology.” At the end of the program, students are supposed to go back to Uganda and help educate others. During his time at Duke, Kiwumulo wrote that he has learned “design skills targeting robust medical systems for low resource settings where a lot of dust, pests and power failures prevail.” Rubango has also appreciated his studies at Duke, in addition to the professional and personal connections he has acquired, he noted in an email. “My [Duke Men’s Rugby] teammates and teaching assistants like [first-year BME Ph.D. student Chris Eckersly], [senior John D’Angelo] and [graduate student Derek See UGANDA on Page 16

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Academic Council hears proposal for new strategic plan Claire Ballentine The Chronicle The Academic Council reviewed the proposed strategic plan for the University and heard hiring updates for Duke Kunshan University at its Thursday meeting. The strategic plan, versions of which have previously been put out in 2006 and 2001, describes the University’s trajectory and guiding principles. Provost Sally Kornbluth and Susan Lozier, vice provost for strategic planning and Ronie-Richelle Garcia-Johnson professor of earth and ocean sciences, presented a final version of the strategic plan entitled “Together Duke: Advancing Excellence Through Community.” Three themes encompass the plan—inquiry and discovery, the Duke opportunity and global engagement. “We realized that at its heart this University is all about its people and ideas,” Lozier said. “From very beginning,

we said if interactions and collisions are the key in creating new knowledge, then what we need in our community is people who bring new ideas.” She noted that the plan involves ways to provide a transformative experience for every student and recruit diverse faculty and students to form a more vibrant community. It also aims to foster global engagement, shifting the focus from location-based initiatives in specific places to theme-based ones that involve problems encountered by communities around the globe. Other goals include broadening opportunities for graduate and professional students, along with cultivating an inclusive campus community and enhancing alumni engagement around the world, Kornbluth explained. The plan requires a “down payment” of $132 million to execute, Kornbluth said, adding that the “lion’s share” of the money will go toward faculty. Moving forward, the strategic plan will guide the University’s fundraising goals, much like the last strategic

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plan did for the Duke Forward campaign. The two most recent strategic plans include “Making a Difference” and “Building on Excellence.” “We understand that this plan is a road map and not a contract,” Kornbluth said. “If implemented well, we’re going to have an even more robust community of scholars and learners.” Roxanne Springer, professor of physics, noted that the part of the plan referencing campus community did not mention the issue of sexual assault. This is problematic considering a recent survey found that 40 percent of undergraduate women at Duke reported being sexually assaulted since enrolling, she said. Kornbluth agreed about the importance of tackling this issue, adding that collective effort from both students and faculty would be needed. She said that more explicit language about how to address the problem could be included in the plan. The Academic Council will vote on endorsing the plan at its May meeting, and it will then go to the Board of Trustees for final approval. Jennifer Francis, vice provost for academic affairs and Douglas and Josie Breeden professor at Fuqua, presented a report on the hiring process for DKU faculty members. Three faculty search committees have reviewed more than 1,200 applications thus far. They have received about an equal number for positions in natural science, social science and arts and humanities departments. “There have been amazing conversations that we’ve been having,” Francis said. “There are truly some outstanding candidates out there, and I couldn’t be more thrilled.” The committees have reduced the candidates down to a pool of 125 candidates and are conducting Skype interviews with them. In addition to regular faculty positions, the committees are also looking at the possibility of hiring DKU fellows—post-graduate fellowships for Duke Ph.D. students that would include both teaching and research elements. Hiring for the language and writing faculty is headquartered at DKU because of the large number of qualified bilingual faculty in China, Francis explained. The committees will eventually hire between 20 and 25 faculty members for DKU. In other business: The Council reviewed potential revisions to Appendix N of the Faculty Handbook, which outlines the position of ombuds. Ombuds facilitate the resolution of allegations by faculty and staff that policy violations have occurred. In Spring 2014, the Council expressed concerns about the unclear definition of the ombuds role, and an Ombuds Review Committee was formed. The Council’s Diversity Task Force also proposed recommendations for ombuds. Emily Klein, professor of earth and ocean sciences, and Trina Jones, professor of law, presented the proposed changes, which increase clarification of the role and its functions as well as the independence and confidentiality of ombuds. The Council will vote on these recommendations at its May meeting. The Council also elected Tom Metzloff, professor of law, as the next faculty ombudsman. He will replace Jeffrey Dawson, professor emeritus of immunology and associate dean emeritus for basic medical science curriculum in the School of Medicine.

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Duke looks to claim share of ACC regular-season title with wins against Louisville, No. 6 GT Winston Lindqwister The Chronicle With just one more weekend of league action left, the next two contests for Duke will determine the Blue Devils’ standing heading into the ACC tournament. And facing a top-10 team in Georgia Tech to close the season, Louisville Duke will have to play its best tennis to earn vs. its first marquee win No. 15 of the year. Duke The No. 15 Blue Devils will open their FRIDAY, 5 p.m. Ambler Tennis Stadium final weekend of the regular season by hosting Louisville No. 6 Ga. Tech Friday at 5 p.m. before vs. taking on the sixthranked Yellow Jackets No. 15 Duke Sunday at noon at Ambler Tennis SUNDAY, Noon Stadium in their Ambler Tennis Stadium second top-10 test of the week. No. 3 North Carolina handed Duke its first ACC loss of the season 5-2 Wednesday after overpowering head coach Jamie Ashworth’s team in singles. However, since Georgia Tech is the only unbeaten team in the ACC remaining and the Blue Devils and Tar Heels are just behind at 11-1, a Duke upset against the Yellow Jackets would give the Blue Devils a share of the conference regular-season title if the teams avoid any other losses. Although North Carolina would likely get the No. 1 seed in next week’s ACC tournament thanks to its overall point differential in matches, Duke has a chance to build some much-needed

Chris Teufel | The Chronicle The Blue Devils lost five of six singles matches Wednesday against North Carolina and will need to be tougher across the board to upset Georgia Tech.

confidence against elite competition. “There’s no time to feel sorry for ourselves,” Ashworth said after Wednesday’s loss. “We have to learn from [our loss to North Carolina] in understanding that we need to be tougher within the points.... We don’t need to force stuff that’s not there.” Although the Blue Devils (17-4, 11-1 in the ACC) lost five of six singles matches against the Tar Heels, they were steady in doubles. The senior tandem of Chalena Scholl and Alyssa Smith is 7-2 in conference play and took out the Tar Heels’ Cassandra Vazquez and Alexa Graham—who have also only dropped two matches in conference play—in convincing fashion 6-2.

The Blue Devils’ duo of sophomore Ellyse Hamlin and junior Samantha Harris has also been strong in league play with an identical 7-2 record. Hamlin and Harris have shown grit in doubles all season in matches that decide the doubles point and did it again Wednesday, pulling out a tiebreaker 7-3 to put Duke up 1-0 early. “If we can play with that excitement, we can beat anybody in the country in doubles,” Ashworth said. The Blue Devils will also need their best players on Courts 3 and 4 to show up in singles. Sophomore Kaitlyn McCarthy is undefeated in conference play at No. 4 singles, boasting a season record of 23-5 and winning 18 out of 19

matches in dual meets. The Cary, N.C., native is just coming off an upset against No. 55 Graham in a tight 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) contest. No. 56 Scholl has also been a consistent presence for Duke, dropping her first ACC match in straight sets to No. 31 Jessie Aney of North Carolina but carrying her team to wins earlier in conference play. Although the Blue Devils were blown off the court against arguably the nation’s most talented singles lineup, the opportunity to share a piece of the regularseason conference crown means there is still plenty to play for. “[It was] disappointing [against North Carolina], but the fact that that’s still on the table gives me a lot of excitement going into this weekend,” McCarthy said. “I’m really excited and hopefully I can put up a few more Ws for the team.” With Louisville (13-10, 2-9) up first, Duke will look to minimize its time on the court and wrap up a quick victory. The Cardinals have lost five straight conference matchups and will be at a significant talent disadvantage on almost every court. But if the Blue Devils are not focused and let Louisville hang around, it could cost them a shot at a piece of the regular season title in their finale against a deep Georgia Tech squad that is one of the few ACC teams capable of matching Duke’s depth. The Yellow Jackets’ tandem of Paige Hourigan and Kenya Jones have wreaked havoc in doubles, going 10-1 in conference play and holding their opponents to three or fewer points in their last five contests. With Duke’s top-court counterpart of No. 45 McCarthy and freshman Meible Chi on a See W. TENNIS on Page 13


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Jack White | The Chronicle Junior All-American Maddie Crutchfield has raised her level of play late in the season—she will need to have a huge day for Duke to compete with North Carolina Saturday.

In last year’s regular-season finale, Duke traveled to Chapel Hill looking to tarnish thenNo. 3 North Carolina’s perfect conference record and nine-game winning streak. The Tar Heels came away with a 16-8 victory, sending the Blue Devils into the postseason on a sour note. This year, much No. 4 more than Tobacco UNC vs. Road bragging rights are on the line. Duke After winning just one ACC game and SATURDAY, 1 p.m. sitting at one game Koskinen Stadium better than .500 for the season, Duke finds itself at the bottom of the conference standings and at risk of missing the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 19

years. No. 4 North Carolina sits at the other end of the spectrum with a chance to claim its third consecutive ACC regular-season title. A win in Saturday’s 1 p.m. contest at Koskinen Stadium means very different things to each side of the rivalry. For North Carolina, it could mean a third straight regular-season conference title. For the Blue Devils, it would likely seal an NCAA tournament bid and give head coach Kerstin Kimel’s team muchneeded confidence. Despite an early-season loss at No. 2 Maryland Feb. 25, the Tar Heels (12-2, 5-1 in the ACC) cruised through the majority of their conference schedule, rattling off nine straight wins including six against ranked opponents. However, North Carolina enters Saturday’s contest having just sustained its first loss in conference play. Then-No. 11 Syracuse—which barely See W. LACROSSE on Page 13

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Duke looks to stay sharp in regular-season finale Sid Bhaskara The Chronicle Just a few weeks ago, Inside Lacrosse Magazine projected Duke outside of the NCAA tournament field. Since then, the Blue Devils have ripped off three straight ACC wins to go flying to the top of the polls. And a strong performance on the road would have head coach John Danowski’s team heading into the postseason as one of the hottest squads in America. Playing its best lacrosse of the season, No. 4 Duke travels to Milwaukee to take on Marquette Saturday at 1 p.m. at Valley Fields in its regularNo. 4 Duke season finale. Saturday’s vs. meeting between the two teams marks the Marq. fifth time the Blue Devils have clashed with the SATURDAY, 1 p.m. Golden Eagles, with Valley Fields Duke owning a 4-0 edge in the series history and most recently shutting Marquette down last season in a 16-1 victory at Koskinen Stadium. However, this season’s Golden Eagles have proven to be a tougher out, recently battling then-No. 7 Notre Dame for 59 minutes before a last-second Fighting Irish goal sunk any hopes of a comeback. “There are two things you have to look at with Marquette,” Danowski said. “They beat Air Force, who beat us, and they lost to Notre Dame by a goal at Notre Dame. We have to

be mindful of the fact that they are extremely capable…. There’ll be 3,000 people at the game, and those people will be fired up and excited to see Marquette win.” The Blue Devils (10-3) have won eight of their last nine games thanks to improvements in every phase of the game. The offensive chemistry was in doubt at the beginning of the season, but the production from both the midfield and attack has erased any uncertainty. Duke boasts two potential Tewaaraton Award finalists in junior Justin Guterding and senior Jack Bruckner, who have racked up a combined 121 points. Each star netted six goals last weekend against then-No. 20 Virginia to further boost their profile. Guterding and Bruckner, the two established offensive commodities for the Blue Devils, have propelled the offense to new heights as younger players have begun to emerge. Sophomore midfielders John Prendergast and Sean Lowrie have seen the field more often after quiet freshman campaigns, combining for 26 points to take some of the scoring load off Duke’s stars. Freshmen Reilly Walsh, Kevin Quigley and Joey Manown now have 42 goals combined since joining the starting lineup at the beginning of the season and have taken advantage when defenses focus on Guterding and Bruckner. The Blue Devils have showcased their impressive depth since the beginning of their ACC slate, routinely playing two or even three midfield lines a game. This marks a stark contrast from last season, when the AllAmerican lineup of Myles Jones, Deemer Class

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and Chad Cohan rarely left the field. Against the Cavaliers last week, Duke also managed to get goals from Matthew Giampetroni, CJ Carpenter, Mitch Russell and Sean Cerrone, illustrating Danowski’s ability to push the right buttons with his bench late in the year. “I can say this easily. This is the most complete team we’ve had since I’ve been here in 11 years,” Danowski said. “We’ve got some guys who are not playing who are very close to playing. It is an extremely complete team in terms of balance. Offensively, we ran three midfield [lines] last week. Defensively, there’s no star. It’s just a lot of good players that make for a good group. The

goalie benefits from great defense, the face-off man benefits from great wing play…. This is a pretty selfless group.” Duke’s defense has also been elite, possibly even better than its peaking offense. The Blue Devils rank 11th in scoring defense despite having faced three top-10 teams and high-powered offenses for much of the year. New additions Cerrone and freshmen JT Giles-Harris and Terry Lindsay have worked with veteran defenders like Tommy Zenker and Brian Dunne to lock See M. LACROSSE on Page 13

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three-match skid, Georgia Tech’s best doubles team could easily put the road team in the driver’s seat for the doubles point. The Yellow Jackets are just as strong in singles. Georgia Tech (22-2, 12-0) has four players with a mark of 9-2 or better in ACC singles, and has consistently controlled the middle courts like the Blue Devils. Two of those players are No. 81 Hourigan, who is 8-3 against all opponents on Court 3, and Jones, who owns a 16-5 record on Court 4. The rest of the Duke lineup will also have its hands full, as No. 36 Chi—a consistent presence on Court 2—will likely be locked against No. 93 Johnnise Renaud. Although she is not ranked as high, Renaud is 10-1 in conference play, including wins against Boston College’s Lexi Borr and Wake Forest’s Emma Davis—players who upset Chi earlier this spring. The Yellow Jackets also boast a player who is unbeaten in league action in Nami Otsuka, who has lost just once on Court 5 this season. With both of Duke’s lower-court players—Hamlin and Smith—reeling from lopsided losses Wednesday, Georgia Tech will likely be licking its chops after using its strength on the bottom courts to stun North Carolina earlier this season. “I told them each that they have individual things they obviously need to do better, but we have to prepare to play Friday [first], and that has to be our focus,” Ashworth said. “If we don’t, we’re going to be in a five-hour match with Louisville, and we need to be as efficient and smart as we can.”

slipped past the Blue Devils 10-9 at Koskinen Stadium April 2—defeated the then-No. 2 Tar Heels 13-11 in Chapel Hill last weekend, snapping their 18-game ACC winning streak dating back to 2015. North Carolina is now locked in a tight race with the Orange for the ACC crown. Both teams have only suffered a single loss in ACC play with just one contest remaining. If both teams win Saturday, the regularseason title goes to Syracuse because of the head-to-head tiebreaker. If the Orange lose at Louisville, however, the Tar Heels will once again get the No. 1 seed in next week’s NCAA tournament. Duke (8-7, 1-5) has seen almost the opposite trajectory to North Carolina’s. After starting the season with four consecutive wins, the Blue Devils emerged victorious in just one of their next six games. The low point of its season came when Duke fell out of the rankings after a blowout loss at thenNo. 13 Pennsylvania. The Blue Devils then failed to recover for their next contest and suffered an embarrassing 18-5 loss to thenNo. 20 Virginia March 25. Other than a narrow defeat of then-No. 16 Elon four days later and an upset at thenNo.14 Boston College April 8, Duke has failed to amass quality wins and subsequently finds its postseason prospects hanging in the balance. The Blue Devils currently sit just outside the top 20, with only 26 teams making the NCAA tournament. But after dropping a disappointing 12-10 decision at No. 17 Northwestern Saturday, Duke ripped off of a 20-goal victory against Presbyterian Monday night to build some positive momentum. The Blue Devils’ offensive onslaught featured 11 different

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scorers and hat tricks from junior Kyra Harney, from page 12 freshman Catherine Cordrey and sophomore Ellie Majure. Duke will have to build on the offensive down opponents, and the rapid rise of firepower and stalwart defensive effort it sophomore Cade Van Raaphorst has made showed earlier in the week to mount an the Duke defense more aggressive. Van Raaphorst has routinely drawn upset bid against the reigning national champions. And it will take more than the opposition’s best attackmen, facing momentum for the Blue Devils to take down up against Virginia’s Zed Williams, North a team as deep and talented as this year’s Carolina’s Luke Goldstock and Notre Dame’s Ryder Garnsey. North Carolina squad. However, for all the skill that Duke boasts The Tar Heels’ prolific offense features 2016 All-Americans Molly Hendrick and on the defensive side of the ball, Marquette Marie McCool, who have combined for 82 (6-5) may be even better. The Golden Eagles goals in their 14 games on the season. Seven have allowed just 90 goals through 11 games players on North Carolina’s roster have to rank 10th in the country in scoring defense, tallied 28 or more points so far this year, and a mark that has kept the team competitive as the Tar Heels rank 15th in the country with its scoring offense sits just 45th in the nation, only netting 9.8 goals per game. 7.6 assists per game. The home team could have another Both Duke and North Carolina excel on the draw. The Tar Heels rank first nationally potential advantage as well since junior with 16.8 draw controls per game, and the faceoff specialist Zachary Melillo comes Blue Devils rank 14th with 14.7. In a highly- into his matchup with Blue Devil senior anticipated matchup, North Carolina senior Kyle Rowe winning more than 57 percent Sammy Jo Tracy, the No. 5 draw controller of his draws. Melillo could neutralize one of in the country with 108 draw controls on the Duke’s strengths, as Rowe has been crucial season, will face off against Duke sophomore in getting the Blue Devils extra possessions. Olivia Jenner—who ranks 10th in the same Stealing possessions from Duke from faceoffs, combined with strong defensive category with 6.0 draws per game. Jenner’s efforts in the draw circle are play and home-field advantage could be the supplemented by a combined 76 draw recipe for Marquette’s biggest win in just the controls from junior All American Maddie team’s fifth year boasting a Division I men’s Crutchfield and senior defender Maura lacrosse program. “Offensively, we need to once again have Schwitter this season. Only one other player on the Tar Heel roster has collected great spacing, be fundamentally sound and more than 20 draw controls this year, a key execute,” Danowski said. “You can’t think, area to watch as the Blue Devils look to you can’t stop, you can’t hesitate. Defensively, keep the ball away from North Carolina’s one of the reasons they don’t give up many goals is because they have long offensive potent offense. Following Saturday’s matchup, Duke will possessions. They stay on the dodge…. We’re going to have to be really disciplined on enter nextThe week’s as one Sales NewACC York tournament Times Syndication Corporation Avenue, New 10018 the ball and be prepared to help from the of the bottom 620 four Eighth seeds depending on York, the N.Y. For Information Call: 1-800-972-3550 correct spots on the field.” outcomes of this weekend’s contests. For ForRelease ReleaseThursday, Friday, April April21, 20,2017 2017



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ast Friday, rapper Kendrick Lamar released “Damn.”, his highly anticipated fourth studio album. This new work possesses a politically-charged tone similar to his previous album, “To Pimp a Butterfly”, which was a potent vehicle for the voices of the Black Lives Matter movement. It made headlines after Lamar’s powerful and controversial performance at the Grammy’s, where it won five of the eleven awards it was nominated for. In a Rolling Stone article reviewing “Damn.”, the magazine declared that “To Pimp a Butterfly” is an album that “will likely go down as the defining reflection of the America that spawned #BlackLivesMatter, in the same way Pablo Picasso’s Guernica stands as the defining reflection of the Spanish Civil War.” However, critics such as Geraldo Rivera, a Fox News host, have been less receptive to the messages embedded in Kendrick Lamar’s art. On the songs “DNA.” and “BLOOD.”, Kendrick sampled some controversial sentiments that Rivera expressed during a Fox News panel in 2015. In this segment Rivera claims, “hiphop has done more damage to young African-

onlinecomment “I have often thought that an excellent first-year required class at a university would be dialectical debate, where students are required to adopt a position on politics or social issues contrary to one they actually hold, and defend that position in a classroom presentation. I think it would help students expand their thinking while strengthening their own arguments on issues.” — Dw Duke, responding to “Rethinking diversity,” published April 17, 2017


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Americans than racism in recent years.” This assertion is clearly audacious and incorrect, but it’s important to further analyze how comments like this are extensions of other historically racist views. Non-Black Duke students should also strive to understand the significance of hiphop as an art for the Black community and be aware of how they interact with these albums and their messages. Rivera’s statements represent alarming mindsets

Editorial that undermine the legitimacy of contemporary and historic struggles of Black people in America. They echo the intentions of similar arguments that seek to disrupt conversations on race, like asking about “Black on Black” crime or asserting that if you’ve done nothing wrong, there’s no reason to fear police. These ignore the animosity between the Black community and law enforcement that stems from a long history of racial profiling and hyper-policing. It’s not only insensitive, but also intellectually negligent to attempt to blame

the effects of a four-hundred-year-old system of oppression on rappers. While Rivera’s opinions are likely not shared by the average Duke student, that doesn’t mean the primarily white undergraduate population is free from critique. Students on the LDOC committee bring Black artists to perform at the end of each year and we blast their music at our parties, but we aren’t always conscious of how we interact with the messages in the songs. Many students would rather consume hip hop at a concert than to critically engage with the messages behind it. While not every rap verse is intended to be enlightened and profound, it is important to understand that some of our favorite hip hop tracks stem from generations of inequality and oppression. Simply having respect for the political and cultural significance of hip hop’s history can help curtail insensitive views such as those expressed by Geraldo Rivera. To progress socially, we must do more than just consume political hip hop passively. This genre of music needs to be seen for what it is: as a nuanced platform for dialogue about racial justice and a testament to Black struggle.

Kids will be kids...except here


t age 16, I wore braces and small clips in my hair, threw myself into trends like Tom’s and made the silly decisions that most kids make. Unlike many kids, I did not have to worry about serious trouble at home, nor need to resort to shoplifting for everyday necessities. I was lucky, and often given the benefit of the doubt despite my poor decision-making skills. I got the simple freedom of being a child. At age 16, American teens are not allowed to legally drink. They cannot vote in elections, hold office, serve in the draft, or buy tobacco products. They cannot buy lottery tickets, and they can barely drive cars. Yet, in the state of North Carolina, they can be tried as adults in the criminal justice system. North Carolina is the last remaining state in the nation whose age of adjudication is under 18. In essence, this means that every single day, our justice system automatically sends minors into adults prisons and serves up strict sentences to mere children of ages 16 and 17. Minors are then subject to the violence and harsh conditions

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African American children are disproportionately privy to the burden of adult prisons. Black youth make up 60% of the total population of minors in the adult system. School policies and biased implementations of rules target students of color through suspension and detentions. The pressure of missing class and being perceived as a troublemaker funnels black and brown youth into the criminal justice system at a young age, where, in North Carolina, they will be automatically convicted as adults at age 16. Raise-the-age laws could save this state millions of dollars annual according to studies from states across the country, and, more importantly, they have the potential to redirect the lives of vulnerable youth around North Carolina. Instead of giving up on children after their first minor infraction, we can give them the opportunity to receive the rehabilitative treatment and therapy that is accessible in the juvenile system. A recently filed bill in the North Carolina House, HB280, has garnered bipartisan support and is expected to pass within the next few weeks. HB280 would give the


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of adult prisons, and are still put into solitary confinement in many county jails. Youth in adult prisons are particularly vulnerable to sexual assault; in fact, they are recognized as the most susceptible group to child rape and abuse in the nation. Trapped in the resource-desert that is the adult penitentiary system, youth in adult prisons are 36 times more likely to commit suicide than their peers in the juvenile system. Most children are locked away for nonviolent crimes—in North Carolina, just 3 percent of juvenile convictions were over violent crimes. Yet, after an encounter with the adult criminal justice system, 16 and 17-year olds are destined to end up back in prison for other offenses upon release. Due to a lack of rehabilitative and education programs, youth held in adult prisons are 34 times more likely to recidivate than those held in juvenile centers. This continuation of incarceration is dangerous not only for minors, but for the rest of the state. It costs $30,000 per inmate per year to run a prison in North Carolina. Collectively, the state spends over a billion dollars annually maintaining its detention centers. This burden falls on taxpayers across the state, and it devastates the families of juveniles every day. As in all matters pertaining to the criminal justice system, North Carolina’s archaic age of adult jurisdiction is applied inequitably by race.

juvenile system automatic jurisdiction over minors tried for nonviolent crimes. Though it still leaves children convicted of violent crimes to the hands of the adult system, the bill is a key first step in extending mercy to a generation of teens in danger of being tied up in the criminal justice system. Today, both Democrats and Republicans are finally coming together over the important issue of youth protection, nevermind that this partnership arrives at the last possible moment. Raising the age of adjudication to 18 in North Carolina for nonviolent crimes is not at all a revolutionary, but it is a welcome sign of promise in the legislature. Though there is little agreement or bipartisan effort in the contemporary NCGA, at the very least, state Republicans are willing to come to the table on the basic fact of giving minors a second chance. However, the legislature must pass HB280 before the “crossover” period ends on Apr. 27, so that the bill can makes its way to the Senate. Contact your representatives today and encourage them to support HB280. If they act quickly, this state can ensure that kids get the chance to wear Tom’s and braces, safe from a life behind bars. Leah Abrams is a Trinity freshman. Her column, “cut the bull,” runs on alternate Fridays.

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The impossible ritual


very successful individual knows this one secret. It’s a secret that will make you a million dollars, or however much money you want to earn. It will make you famous, too, and everyone will wonder what keys you possess to unlock the life of your dreams. This secret is… Their morning ritual. Obviously, I’m joking. The thing is, even though every “success guru” wants to tell you that following “this one morning ritual” is the key to your personal success, there are too many competing opinions to choose from. Even if somewhere, out in the wide expanse of the cosmos, there is a magical morning recipe for success and happiness, it’s not likely that a) you or I will ever discover it or b) if someone does discover it that they’ll want to share it. Unless this great pioneer is as selfless as the Dalai Lama, he will likely keep the Shangri-La of daily rituals for himself and his progeny. Nonetheless, while it may be a logical fallacy to assume that one behavior singlehandedly influenced any person’s

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formula into one daily routine, I’ve found it to be impossible. It’s important to craft the first hour or two of your day into something special and consistently productive, but trying to jam too much into that time frame will burn you out, make you unhappy and begin your daily journey with stress instead of positivity. With that in mind, I still believe that there are several vital ingredients to include in any morning routine that is intended to create longterm happiness, motivation and productivity. You must do things every morning that motivate you, that move you forward incrementally, that inspire you and that you can do consistently. Before you can implement any of these suggestions, though, you must make the first hour or two of your day sacred. For me, no academic work can despoil the sanctity of my morning by intruding before 9am (or whenever I’m done). I reserve that time for self-improvement and pursuing personal projects. If you let yourself be distracted, you’ve lost before you even got a chance to start.


level of success (my roommate is a statistics major and I’m sure he would be ready and willing to remind me that “correlation does not imply causation”), it cannot be denied that the mindset of success is clearly a driving force behind how moguls build their empires, both in business and in life. And I also believe it is common knowledge that how you start your day has a profound influence on your mindset for the subsequent hours. In 2013, Mason Curry published the book Daily Rituals, a volume wherein he examined the daily rituals of more than 160 philosophers, writers, artists, composers and leaders throughout history. However, despite countless hours of research and analysis, he was unable to crack the DNA code to creating the elusive “perfect routine”. Instead of wrapping up his tome with a summary of key points or lessons (as self-improvement authors are wont to do) his anthology ended with a quote from the novelist Bernard Malamud on the subject. “There’s no one way,” Malamud told an interviewer, “there’s too much drivel on the subject… Eventually everyone learns his or her own best way. The real mystery to crack is you.” If this is indeed the case, and I agree that it is, then we can stop reading the clickbait articles such as “What 9 Self-Made Millionaires Do Before Breakfast” and “What Time do Top CEOs Wake Up?” for anything more than inspiration about what to include in our own personal wakeup. I have already explored the idea that “if I just add all of their routines together, I’ll have a winner.” In the course of the past two years I’ve personally taste-tested a lot of morning recipes. I’ve tried waking up at 4:30am for an extended meditation followed by a workout and a hardy breakfast. I’ve tried doing daily flexibility exercises while listening to podcasts about success and productivity. More recently (more from necessity than desire) I’ve tested the opposite end of the spectrum by waking up whenever my exhausted body allows and jumping right into coursework or hurriedly dressing myself to rush to class. (Pro tip: this last is always a bad idea and will never bring you peace of mind or satisfaction.) Still, no matter how hard I try to squeeze every different life coach’s

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My major academic decisions


hen I first came to Duke, I knew I wanted to take the pre-medicine route. I enjoyed both sciences and the humanities and thought the path of a doctor was most suited for exploring my interests. Therefore, I decided that, like the model pre-medicine student, I wanted to major in Neuroscience or Biology. It was not until second semester that a friend of mine challenged me to take a risk. At the time, I was taking Roman History and had expressed to him my excitement at taking courses in the Classics. He suggested that rather than major in the sciences, I pursue a non-traditional major that I consider majoring in the Classics. While I first wrote him off as being idealistic, I eventually found that this non-traditional route was not merely a possibility, but something that I actually wanted to pursue. The rest will hopefully be

dodging risks or the Math Department in favor of the clearer and defined road. Taking this road is understandable. After all, there will always be the sense of dread or the lingering suspicion that taking the risky class is a luxury just not afforded to the average Duke student. But taking that easy path prevents us from experiencing our authentic self, or even worse prevents us from discovering what might be our true calling in life. With the upcoming Curriculum changes, I hope that the University continues to empower students to take the road less traveled. For example, bolstering the pass/ fail policy would enable students to forsake their fear of failing in favor of taking that class that strays from the trail. The “Depth in a Different Field” requirement will allow room for more authentic forms of interdisciplinary education. I hope it pushes that pre-med to become

George Mellgard ESSE QUAM VIDERI

Once you’ve committed to developing a killer daily routine, think about things that motivate you. For me, that means going to the gym and lifting weights. I come back after an hour of throwing heavy things around and feel like I can look myself in the eyes and say, “No matter what else happens today, you did something that your future self would thank you for.” Next, consider habits that won’t make a difference if you practice them once, but will have a large impact incrementally over time. About a month ago I read an article by James Clear, author of an extremely popular self-improvement blog, about how he’s reading more than 30 books every year. “I usually wake up,” he writes, “drink a glass of water, write down 3 things I’m grateful for, and read 20 pages of a book.” Reading 20 pages may seem small now, but consider this: most people probably only read 4 books per year (the average in 2015 was 12 books, but 4 was most highly reported number and the average was likely impacted by far-flung outliers). Small habits like daily reading could plausibly lead to you reading 8 times as many books as the people around you. After you’ve made a list of activities that fit the above specifications, do your best to narrow them down to a couple that you can, first, look forward to and, second, can accomplish consistently. Just as reading 20 pages one time won’t allow you to increase your library of “books finished”, choosing daily routines that you won’t be able to consistently handle is a recipe for stress and failure. If you choose to do things daily that you will spring out of bed to accomplish, that will take you forward in small, incremental steps and that will motivate you to do your best, you can tear up Mason Curry’s Daily Rituals book and incinerate it in a column of fire (Don’t actually--it’s a fabulous read, so maybe gift it to a friend or a homeless person or something.) and stop worrying about whether your days will be successful. Sometimes, starting the day on the right foot is all you need to make the rest of your hours the best they can be. Jack Dolinar is a Trinity sophomore. His column, “more percent efficient” runs on alternate Fridays.

history, since I hope to graduate in less than a month with a major in the Classics and having fulfilled the necessary requirements for pre-medicine. Majoring in the Classics has provided me with an experience entirely different than the sciences. It has taught me to look to the past to inform myself about our present situation. It has also provided me with guiding principles not only for learning but also for how to live life. However, my college academic path could have very easily taken a different route had I not been pushed to seek something different. For this column I want to talk about the ways in which we choose classes and learn at this university. After all, while I value my major, it does not directly relate to my chosen professional path. For many, classes serve not as a way to learn but as a means to an end. We take classes so that we can get that easy A, fulfill that ALP or QS and to ensure that we are able to get that preprofessional summer internship. In fact, ask almost any student here about why they are taking their current classes and you will get something along the lines of “because I have to” or “because I should.” Less often than not will the answer be because “I want to.” While it is important for us to consider our future careers and overall performance, we turn to the more nuanced purpose of learning today. What I hope tomorrow’s students avoid is picking a predetermined path or class for the sake of their future--for

that Classics major or that History major to consider the scientific laws that govern their existence. These policies have the potential to shape both how students learn as well as they view their course in life. Either way, I believe it is important that the University incorporate these new changes in a way that goes beyond students just checking boxes. What is the point of underscoring a diverse liberal arts education if students see classes beyond their major as just another obstacle towards getting their degree? Instead this new curriculum has the opportunity to allow students to learn for the sake of learning and to enjoy the present instead of just focusing on a distant future. In doing so, I hope that the University pushes students beyond their self-imposed destiny and towards the exploration of unknown territory. It is by finding out our likes and dislikes, our passions and our interests that we truly begin to find out how we want to conduct our lives. I hope that through this new curriculum, Duke encourages students to pursue their interests and explore far beyond--to find out what inspires them. Success for students will only then not come at the cost of their authentic selves but with a true desire to integrate knowledge with a love for learning. George Mellgard is a Trinity senior. His column, “esse quam videri,” runs on alternate Wednesdays.

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PROFESSORSHIPS from page 3 established in her name, and Baldwin Auditorium on East Campus was also named in her honor, he said. Chafe has a chair named after him as well. Nancy MacLean—whose office is just a few doors down from Chafe’s in the Carr Building—is the William H. Chafe professor of history. Most of these eponymous professorships remain in the same department and create lineages in areas of study. In Chafe and MacLean’s case, both professors study race and gender in the 20th century, and the “William H. Chafe professorship” was established partly to pass on research in that area upon Chafe’s retirement. “In order to be offered a chair, you need to have a record of remarkable achievement as a scholar,” Chafe said. He added that this often translates to having five or six widely-read books published in a particular field, as well as some amount of international recognition. Duke sometimes offers chair positions in an effort to retain accomplished professors. The 2016 Faculty Handbook explains that “appointment to a named chair is the highest honor the University can bestow

upon a member of its faculty.” Duke has four other types of distinguished professorships in addition to individuallynamed chairs—James B. Duke professorships, Bass Chairs, interdisciplinary university professorships and university distinguished service professorships. James B. Duke professorships were created by a special grant from the Duke endowment and honor individuals who have “achieved singular distinction as creative scholars.” Bass Chairs recognize scholar-teachers, and interdisciplinary university professorships are given to scholars for their ability to transcend disciplines. In addition, university distinguished service professorships recognize exceptional service to the University, usually in an administrative role. Although departments can suggest individuals for professorships, the provost ultimately recommends candidates, and the Board of Trustees gives the final approval. Once a professor earns an eponymous chair, they can keep the title until retirement, at which time it passes on to the next professor, Chafe said. There are some exceptions to the same-department trend. Susan Alberts, Robert F. Durden professor of biology, has a title named after a former member of the history department.

“The University bears special witness to its intellectual commitment through its program of distinguished professorships,” according to the Faculty Handbook.

LILLY DVDS from page 2 Pachtner noted the difficulties in housing a collection of such size. “The challenge is keeping all the discs in good repair and not mis-shelving any titles,” she said. “If a title is in the wrong place and we can’t find it, then we have to buy another copy.” Some DVDs tend to get damaged by the overuse, requiring them to be repurchased as well, Pachtner explained. Despite reaching the 30,000 mark, Lilly Library is not planning on slowing down anytime soon—the staff received $50,000 this school year to expand the collection and has $12,000 left to spend before May 1. “The biggest benefit is having a great variety of films for users to choose from—both for class assignments, research and entertainment,” Pachtner said.

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Chan], for example, are brothers in my big Duke acquired extended family,” Rubango wrote. Although the first students in this program have faced challenges transitioning to Durham, Reichert said the program has worked to support their jump. For example, the University replaced Kiwumulo’s laptop and bought one for Rubango. In particular, Rubango noted that he is grateful for tutoring support on how to use MATLAB, a computing application. He wrote that he had “frail software programming prowess” before arriving at Duke. “I appreciate the flexibility and patience that my instructors, advisors and the Duke BME department have to accommodate my ‘catch-up’ in the areas that were lacking in my engineering background,” he wrote. Rubango added that future iterations of the program could offer access to online coding tutorials for students to teach themselves pre-requisite skills. Even mediocre exposure to these skills would set a good precedent for the fast-paced style at Duke, allowing future scholars to better keep up, he explained. Ultimately, the program—which Reichert said could sponsor four more scholars—is more for the benefit of Makerere University than it is for Duke. “It’s a little less clear what we get out of it—other than the opportunity to work with these pretty amazing people to solve intractable problems,” Reichert said. Kiwumulo highlighted the positive impact this experience has had on his life, adding that he is “indebted” to Reichert and the BME department. “It can’t all be narrated, but Duke University has all opportunities for one to pursue a successful career ranging from the top ranked professors to classmates and resources,” Kiwumulo wrote. “I am really proud to have such a wonderful record in my life.”

KHIZR KHAN from page 1 Khan referenced Trump’s December 2015 call to prevent all Muslims from entering the U.S. “A few days after that statement, some of our friends with small children, when we would go to visit them or they would come to visit us, these kids asked us, ‘You’re an attorney. Can you please tell us if we will be thrown out?’’’ Khan said. Khan noted he would hug the children and try to comfort them, following Trump’s “un-American” statement. He said he was contacted by a reporter from New York to share their story. Soon after, the Democratic National Committee invited him and his wife to speak at the convention following a tribute to their son. At first, the couple was reluctant to take part in the convention because of the attention and focus it would place on their family. After receiving a note from four fifth-graders asking him to help keep their friend from being deported, Khan said that he and his wife decided to do it in the spirit of their son, who “gave his life in care of others.” While waiting to go on stage at the convention, Khan got the idea to pull out his Constitution and question whether Trump had ever read the document. His wife initially said no to the idea, but an official in the green room approved it, and the rest of the story became a highlight of a historic convention. Now, Khan said he is optimistic about the future. He said that seeing the excitement among young people for the document and its values encouraged him, and—although he noted that the U.S. is not perfect—he maintained that it is the “most blessed” nation on Earth. “We are in good hands,” he said. “Our future is brighter.”

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