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The Chronicle T h e i n d e p e n d e n t d a i ly at D u k e U n i v e r s i t y

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2011

ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTH YEAR, Issue 74

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Record 29K Winter storm blankets Duke, Durham apply to join Dangerous conditions delay many students’ travel arrangements Class of 2015 by Alejandro Bolivar THE CHRONICLE

For the fourth year in a row, a record number of prospective Blue Devils worldwide submitted applications to Duke. Duke received a total of 29,526 applications from high school students this year, 2,806 more than last year—about a 10.5 percent increase, according to statistics released by Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Christoph Guttentag. The number of applications rose in both the early and regular decision application pools. In November, Duke received 2,287 early decision applications,­ a 14 percent increase from last year, according to a Duke news release. “[The record is] a strong affirmation of attractiveness and appeal of Duke’s institutions,” said Michael Schoenfeld, vice president for public affairs and government relations. In an e-mail, Guttentag attributed the increase in applications to a variety of factors, including greater efforts from the Office of Financial Aid and a growing number of international applicants. He also cited Duke Athletics and DukeEngage as having bolstered Duke’s popularity and visibility worldwide.

by Maggie Love THE CHRONICLE

Tenters in K-ville are sleeping on snow-covered ground, but as some delayed travelers may be thinking, at least they’re at Duke. In response to the snow—not quite enough to merit grace for Krzyzewskiville Monday or Tuesday night—the University canceled graduate classes Tuesday. Staff still reported to work Tuesday. “What’s most important right now is that you take all precautions to be safe and not take any unnecessary risks,” Vice President for Student Affairs Larry Moneta wrote in a Tuesday e-mail to

students. “Your safety is your priority!” Throughout the past few days, Moneta and the DukeAlert system updated the campus community via e-mail and text messages. DukeAlert discontinued its severe weather policy Tuesday at 7 p.m. and all bus routes resumed normal activity Tuesday amid lingering concerns over icy conditions. But several students may still miss the first day of class because of travel delays. Although both runways remained open, many flights arriving at Raleigh-Durham International See weather on page 7

See applications on page 11

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Forum brings together diverse Report shows review group to discuss health crises potti investigation

by Chinmayi Sharma THE CHRONICLE

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This year’s Winter Forum, hosted by the Duke Global Health Institute, focused on medical and media policy issues of a simulated pandemic.

What should be done if the world faces the crisis of a pandemic? Duke students tackled this question at the second annual Winter Forum: “Pandemic 2011: Are You Ready?” The two and a half day forum, hosted by the Duke Global Health Institute, began Jan. 9 and was held at the Fuqua School of Business. The event was a simulation of a pandemic complete with fake news broadcasts updating Duke students on the progress of a disease called “The Chinese Flu.” Students were asked to role-play policy makers, and in various panel discussions and activities they answered tough questions such as how to reduce medical costs, which members of the population deserved priority in vaccine administration and what jurisdiction the government had in its efforts to contain the disease. “At the end of the day, we all know that after this forum, when a pandemic strikes next, we will be more

ONTHERECORD

“Just as a funeral ought to be a celebration of life, senior year ought to be a celebration of your four years at Duke.”

­—Senior David Wong. See column page 22

of Potti research was based on flawed data from Staff Reports THE CHRONICLE

A report obtained under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act by the academic journal Nature provides new insight into a panel that reviewed the findings of Duke cancer researchers. The document details a review completed in December 2009 of work by Drs. Anil Potti, William Barry and Joseph Nevins. The University had suspended trials based on their research and asked Duke’s Institutional Review Board to review the work after two biostatisticians challenged its ability to be reproduced. The IRB was able to replicate Potti’s results and Duke therefore resumed clinical trials, but the report released by Nature reveals that

See forum on page 5

Take That Back Researchers retract another paper, published in 2006, authored by Dr. Anil Potti, PAGE 4

See potti on page 8

Makoni discusses her work as a gender activist, Page 4


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Lunch and Learn: Road Safety International House, 12-2p.m. Learn the rules of the road for automobiles and bicycles. Drinks, chips and cookies will be provided.

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IFC Open House Von Canon Rooms, 7-9p.m. Those interseted in joining an Interfraternity Council chapter will have the chance to talk to representatives at this meeting.

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“Duke Law School received a $5 million gift from Stanley, Law ‘61, and Elizabeth Star aimed to encourage other alumni and friends of Duke Law to make contributions, according to Duke Law News. The gift is not the first from the Star Family who have also donated in support of faculty and student scholarships in addition to school programs and infrastructure.” — From The Chronicle’s News Blog bigblog.dukechronicle.com/news

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Row upon row of identical looking shelters are being built in Cabaret, Haiti. This tranquil valley is providing temporary relief to those affected by last year’s devastating earthquake. Exactly a year later, housing still remains one of the biggest problems facing affected Haitians. Samaritan’s Purse, an International Christian relief and evangelism organization, is funding the Cabaret Project.

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We live, as we dream-alone. — Joseph Conrad

TODAY IN HISTORY

1493: Last day for all Jews to leave Sicily.

Arizona shooting exposes Floods continue to lash flaws in gun-control laws eastern coast of Australia WASHINGTON, D.C. ­— Gun-control advocates Tuesday called for reforms of the federal background check system that permitted Tucson, Arizona shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner to purchase two firearms in the past two years. Loughner, who faces federal charges in connection with a shooting rampage Saturday that killed six and wounded 14, purchased a Glock 19 semiautomatic pistol Nov. 30 from the Sportsman’s Warehouse. A year earlier, he bought a single-shot Harrington & Richardson shotgun from the same store. In recent years, Loughner has had run-ins with the police and military over alleged drug use, and gun-control activists said that the federal government isn’t doing enough to prevent drug abusers from getting firearms.

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ISIS 115 (cross-list ROMST 145)

“Representing Haiti” M/W 2:50-4:05 PM LINK Seminar 2

Instructors: Deborah Jenson + Victoria Szabo Earthquakes, zombies, humanitarianism, cholera, carnival: How is Haiti represented in world media, literature, and art? Join us in reading the novels of two visiting Haitian writers, Edwidge Danticat and Lyonel Trouillot, at Duke in the Spring of 2011. Along with analysis of literary representations of Haiti, in this course, you will also learn to explore Haiti in cyberspace. How can new media and internet technologies shape our perceptions of Haiti, past, present, and future? You will learn to unpack existing representations and build your own using google maps, virtual worlds, and web technologies. This course is affiliated with the Franklin Humanities Institute’s Haiti Lab. No experience necessary. (CCI, R, STS, C, CZ)

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BRISBANE ­­— Brisbane faced its worst floods since 1893 as rivers swollen with heavy rain raced Tuesday toward Australia’s third-largest city. Flash floods overnight left 10 dead and 79 missing in the northeastern state of Queensland, the state’s premier, Anna Bligh, said Tuesday at a news conference. She said the death toll may more than double and urged Brisbane residents to be prepared for enormous disruptions. Queensland has been lashed for more than two weeks as downpours hammered the coal- and sugar-producing state. Brisbane’s airport Tuesday bustled with people fleeing the coastal city, home to more than 1 million people. Some of those staying to ride out the waters cleared store shelves to hoard food.

Afghanistan will get US aid until 2014


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Uni mourns death of Duke community members Louis Budd, James B. Duke professor emeritus of English Louis Budd, James B. Duke professor emeritus of English, passed away Dec. 20 in Arizona. He was 89 years old. Budd, a leading Mark Twain scholar, taught at Duke for 44 years and served as chair of the Afro-American Studies program from 1968 to 1970. He also chaired the English department from 1973 to 1979. Budd was born in 1921 in St. Louis, Mo. and was the last of three children in his family. He graduated from high school at age 15 and attended the University of Missouri, where he studied English. In 1949, Budd earned his doctorate in American literature from the University of Wisconsin. He taught at the University of Kentucky at Lexington from 1949 to 1952 before relocating to Duke, where he remained until his retirement. During his time at Duke, Budd had an illustrious career as a professor, writer and editor of various publications. He published his first book, “Mark Twain: Social Philosopher,” in 1962 and received a Guggenheim Fellowship three years later. In 1979, Budd became managing editor of the journal American Literature and also served as an editor for Duke University Press. Budd received numerous awards for his work, including a National Endowment for the Humanities Senior Fellowship in 19791980 and the Mark Twain Circle Award in 1991. He published and revised various books about Twain, including “A Companion to Mark Twain,” which he co-edited with Peter Messent in 2005. Budd officially retired from Duke in 1991 but continued to teach for five more years.

Anne Schroder, curator and academic program coordinator of the Nasher Anne Schroder, curator and academic program coordinator at the Nasher Museum of Art, passed away Dec. 23 in Chapel Hill. She was 56 years old. Schroder worked at Duke for more than a decade, beginning in 1999 at the former Duke University Museum of Art. Since the Nasher opened in 2005, she oversaw museum exhibitions, worked with faculty to compile Anne Schroder exhibitions and supervised the museum’s internship program. She was also an adjunct assistant professor of art history. Family and friends remember Schroder for her passion for art, warmth and intellect. Schroder graduated from Smith College with a bachelor’s degree in art history. She earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in art history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before coming to Duke, Schroder served as curator at the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida and the Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield. She also taught art history at the University of Florida and the University of Minnesota. During her time at Duke, Schroder discovered that an anonymous work at the Nasher was painted by Francois Gerard, a famous French artist. Schroder and conservator Ruth Cox presented their findings to the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies. “It’s a curator’s dream,” Schroder said at the time.

Tianjian Shi, professor of political science Political Science Professor Tianjian Shi passed away Dec. 25 at age 59. Shi, who went by “TJ” in the United States, joined Duke’s faculty in 1993. He worked closely with the Asian and Pacific Studies Center and founded the China Election Study Group. Shi was known for the three loves of his life: family, China and democratic policy. He was part of the Tianjin Shi first wave of Chinese students who pursued advanced studies in the United States following the Chinese Cultural Revolution. After graduating from Peking University in China, Shi earned his doctorate in political science from Columbia University. Shi conducted the majority of his research on Chinese political participation, and he published his first book “Political Participation in Beijing,” in 1997. It was the first of five books and monographs. Throughout his career, Shi’s research was published in numerous publications including World Politics, Daedalus and Asian Survey. His most recent project, funded by the National Science Foundation and Henry Luce Foundation, focused on political culture and participation in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. He was passionate about elections in China and conducted several scholarly investigations on the subject.

Harry Owen, Pratt professor emeritus Pratt School of Engineering Professor Emeritus Harry Owen passed away Jan. 5 at age 91. Owen is remembered for his wide array of interests, ranging from electronics and photography to religion and fishing. After serving as a U.S. Navy radar instructor in World War II, Owen received degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Florida and a doctorate from North Carolina State University. In 1951, he joined Duke’s electrical engineering department as a teacher and researcher, a post he held for 40 years. During his sabbaticals from Duke, Owen worked for NASA and the European Space Agency. Owen served as a mentor to many Asian graduate students and became fascinated with Chinese culture, learning to cook native dishes. In Durham, Owen attended the Epworth United Methodist Church where his contributions included serving as a Sunday school teacher and administrative board member. During his retirement at the Forest at Duke community, Owen served on the board of directors of the Residents Association, as chair of the Safety and Security Committee and as a member of two planning committees. Owen also enjoyed traveling, making visits to Asia, Africa, South America and Europe with his wife. Owen is survived by his wife Phyllis, brother Mitchell and sisters Emily and Carolyn, daughter Marcia and son David, as well as several grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. —from staff reports

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Career Center staff will delve into best strategies for successful on-campus recruiting.

Learn the resources to take your internship search to the next level & build a strong network.

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Internship Spotlight Series 5:00-6:00 pm, Social Sciences 136

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Discover options beyond traditional internships, how to market those experiences and develop a summer plan.

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Withdrawal of 2006 paper marks second retraction by Zachary Tracer THE CHRONICLE

Duke researchers have withdrawn a second paper authored by former cancer researcher Dr. Anil Potti. The article, published in the journal Nature Medicine in 2006, purported to demonstrate a method of selecting cancer treatments based on a patient’s genomic information. It was titled “Genomic signatures to guide the use of chemotherapeutics” and has been cited 344 times, according to Google Scholar. However, Duke scientists reviewing Potti’s work found that some of the paper’s results could not be replicated. “We wish to retract this article because we have been unable to reproduce certain crucial experiments showing validation of signatures for predicting response to chemotherapies,” the paper’s authors wrote in a retraction notice posted on Nature Medicine’s website Friday. Dr. Joseph Nevins, a co-author of the paper and Potti’s mentor at the Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy, requested the retraction in November. He reviewed the research along with William Barry, an assistant professor in the department of biostatistics and bioinformatics. In mid-November, the Journal of Clinical Oncology retracted a paper based on Potti’s research after Nevins found that the results could not be reproduced. Potti resigned from IGSP and the School of Medicine Nov. 19. At the time, he was under investigation for research misconduct. He also faced University sanctions for providing false information on several resumes. See retraction on page 8

Makoni fights to empower women by Matt Barnett THE CHRONICLe

Betty Makoni was raped at age six, a tragedy not uncommon in her native Zimbabwe. As an adult, she has worked against such injustices and has rescued more than 35,000 girls and women since 1999. About 150 Duke Medicine employees braved the snow Tuesday afternoon to see Makoni speak as part of the 2011 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration hosted by Duke Medicine. Makoni, who founded the Girl Child Network Worldwide and four girls empowerment villages in Zimbabwe, is a gender activist and has committed her life to supporting women. President of the Duke University Hospital Kevin Sowers said that Makoni—who was named one of the Top 10 CNN Heroes of 2009—was brought to campus because, like King, she demonstrates commitment to making a difference in her community. “She truly exemplifies the beliefs of Dr. King,” said Sowers, who joined Makoni on the stage for the conversation.

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Betty Makoni, a gender activist who was raped when she was six years old, spoke about her work to Duke Medicine employees Tuesday.

“I knew I wanted to tutor as soon as I came to Duke. Being a tutor in the America Reads and Counts program has helped me get to know Durham really well. I love seeing the kids I work with learn from the individual attention that they get through tutoring. They’re starting to love math as much as I do!” Taylor Haynes, 2014

Taylor Haynes is a freshman who plans to major in Biology. She tutors at E.K. Powe Elementary and Durham School of the Arts. Taylor got involved with ARAC because she wanted tutor kids and found ARAC through the student fair.

Makoni agreed their goals are similar, noting that, like King, she uses nonviolent means to combat inequality. “He fought against inequality of race, we fight against the wall of gender,” she said. “In every part of the world, the basic unit is a family—if the father is raping the daughter, there is no way the world can move forward.” Makoni’s struggle against gender inequality began after she started teaching in Zimbabwe. She quickly noticed that most of her female students were dropping out and that the cause was the widespread rape of the young girls. The majority of these rapes was a consequence of the “virgin myth,” a widespread legend in Zimbabwe according to which the rape of a virgin will cure a man’s HIV. The myth has led to the rape of thousands of women, young girls and infants throughout Zimbabwe. “The classroom became too small for me,” she said. “I found myself an activist.” Makoni went on to found all-female girls empowerment villages to help rehabilitate and educate raped girls. She said part of the process is teaching girls to differentiate “between good men and bad men.” She also fights patriarchy psychologically, reclaiming symbols traditionally exclusive to boys and men. To demonstrate this, Makoni showed the audience a photo of the girls in one of her empowerment camps­—they were all dressed in blue. “We took the boys’ color by force,” Makoni said, making the audience laugh. To students of both genders, Makoni recommended forming girls clubs to empower women around the world. “You don’t have to be in Africa, it’s about all of you mobilizing,” Makoni said in an interview before her speech. “Let’s see men coming to Facebook to say look, Betty, you are not alone.” Celestine Buie, an administrative assistant at Duke Medicine, described Makoni’s conversation with Sowers as life-changing. “You never know what people have gone through,” Buie said. “It’s unbelievable that she is a survivor after all she’s gone through and that she’s trying to pull others out of it. I wish more people could have come to know who she is, to know that Duke saw the need to bring her here.”

Think Outside the Bookbag. Seats still available in these Spring 2011 Service-Learning Courses: Documentary Studies DOCST 158S: Small Town USA Education EDUC 100: Foundations of Education EDUC 118: Educational Psychology EDUC 170S: Economic Literacy & Civic Engagement Literature LIT 132S: Performing Social Justice Psychology PSY 108A: Educational Psychology

Public Policy PUBPOL 196S: Into the Heart of Durham Theater Studies THEATRST 130S: Performing Social Justice Visual Arts & Visual Studies ARTSVIS158s: Small Town USA VISUALST 103WS: Small Town USA Women’s Studies WOMENST150S: Performing Social Justice

Also check out these spring 2011 House Courses: Developing Leadership through Community Service Durham Giving Project

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forum from page 1 prepared,” said forum participant Braveen Ragunanthan, a junior. The opening night of the forum featured keynote speaker Dr. Anne Schuchat, assistant surgeon general and director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. Schuchat discussed the challenges presented by influenza epidemics and the steps necessary to contain them. The 110 undergraduates who attended came from backgrounds ranging from premedical to photography, and the goal was to ensure that all participants played a role in the simulation, said David Boyd, associate professor of the practice of global health, who was also the faculty director of the event. “[The event] aggregated groups of various interests to talk about how individual academic pursuits could aid in the containment of a pandemic,” Boyd said. Steve Nowicki, vice provost and dean of undergraduate education, called the event an “effort to apply what students learn in their classes.” The forum also hosted speakers from across the globe, including a video conference with Dr. Rutao Wang from China who provided the Chinese perspective on the surveillance and control of epidemics. Nowicki noted that this year’s event was larger than the Winter Forum held last year. About 70 students attended “Making the Green Economy Work,” which was hosted by the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions. Boyd said the key ideas speakers reinforced were the constant presence of potential health threats and the fact that not every disease is preventable. “We selected this year’s topic because we wanted to look at a global health topic [which was] both relevant and would show

the world that they needed to be prepared for a crisis,” he said. During the forum, students participated continually and were encouraged to defend their opinions and ask the speakers questions. The forum served as a microcosm for the decision making group that has to respond in the case of a pandemic said participant Helen Cai, a freshman. “All the participants were given the same background readings and the same lectures, but depending on personal values and what roles we had to assume, [participants] tended to disagree severely on the best policy implemented,” she said. “I learned that influenza outbreaks are extremely unpredictable and that policy making cannot merely be decided on health considerations.” Along with these pragmatic lessons, students also came to conclusion that “patient zero” in their simulation, the one responsible for spreading the pandemic, was Duke’s very own President Richard Brodhead. Several students also seemed to appreciate the heightened use of technology throughout the forum. All of the required reading for the event was online along with summaries of each day’s panel discussions, activities and student interviews. The site was created to be user friendly, so that even those students who were unable to attend the conference could benefit from it, said DGHI Assistant Director for Communications Geelea Seaford. Ragunanthan said the expert panels used real-life examples, like the H1N1 panic, to show how susceptible the world’s population is to these kinds of global medical scares. “The different speakers... raised questions for students to contemplate from all angles,” he said. “No stone [was] left unturned.”

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Office Office of of Global Global and and Community Community Health Health Initiatives Initiatives Presents Presents

The Fourth Annual Global Health Lecture

This course analyzes errors, strengths, and results of rating and polling comparing degree of democracy in countries worldwide. These widely used shortcuts or branding instruments are important for responsible and accurate reporting. Not only that, they inform policy makers. Surveys are another component of what the media and the policy makers use to become informed about the unknown. But how solid are they? Students in this course do not themselves do polling and rating, but the work in the seminar proceeds in workshop mode by taking apart and evaluating assumptions and execution of these highly publicized judgments. How do you know a poll represents the opinions of many people, and a bandwagon is building? What should be done with polling results? Should they be passed on to the public as is? This is not a technical course on how to design a survey and do quantitative analysis. Rather, it focuses on the other side of the coin. It is a significant responsibility for journalists to convey the picture of an electoral race, performance of a product, or the mood of the country. This course addresses these dilemmas, and, in addition to the reading, asks the class to think hard about what decision they would make if they had the responsibility to decide what to do when survey results and country ratings land on their desks.

PUBPOL 196S.03 Community Development Paths TTH 11:40-12:55, Daniel

The course seeks wisdom and understanding of the field of community development and different approaches to community needs and aspirations. We will first examine the word community, with particular attention toward the neighborhoods that make up South West Central Durham (SWCD). Analyzing the Duke Durham Partnership initiative, the neighborhood landscape, leadership, and aspects of disadvantage that impact (often inhibit) individuals and their community from enjoying its assets and thriving.

PUBPOL 196S.23 Can Poverty be Eradicated? M 2:50-5:20, Pilzer

Many policy scholars and practitioners are concerned with mitigating the ill-effects of poverty. Too frequently though, little time is spent discussing the nature of poverty itself. Therefore, this course will focus on several of the factors that create and maintain poverty. We will begin with sociological theories of inequality. Next, we discuss the methods, choices, politics, and implications of poverty measurement and definitions. We will distinguish between the near poor, the chronically poor, and the transient poor as well as the “deserving” and “undeserving” poor. As the effects of poverty manifest in many segments of life, we will cover the role of poverty in residential segregation, employment, incarceration, and education. We will spend a very limited time on specific social policies (EITC, TANF, WIC, etc) and health issues since those topics are covered in other departmental courses.

At least as much as any other institution, families can distribute resources among their members across time and space, spread risk, and foster cooperation. In this seminar, we will examine some of the ways that extended families function as economic institutions. We will take a primarily empirical approach, reading original research from academic journals into the types of economic relationships that have been observed within families in contexts all over the world. Where relevant, we will also look at microeconomic theory. Students with a solid grounding in microeconomics and econometrics/statistics will be able to tackle the material.

PUBPOL 243.01 Media in Post-Communist Societies TH 2:50-5:20, Mickiewicz

Television was the instrument Mikhail Gorbachev chose first to reform the Soviet Union. Before long, the reform process was out of control; Gorbachev had been overthrown and the Soviet Union was no more. This analysis of that stunning, swift change and the television revolution that pushed it is the study of a huge institution, kept close to the top leaders, reaching practically the entire population, and literally under siege by armed mobs. There were journalists and management who risked their lives and doctrinaire journalists and the old leaders who opposed them. Through all this, during the decade of the `90s, publics overnight saw the world change.

“USAID in Haiti: One Year After the Earthquake… A Vision for the Future”

This course incorporates the conceptual frameworks of political communication and political psychology and the inside story and multiple visual aspects of an unparalleled change. The primary, but not exclusive, focus will be on Russia.

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PUBPOL 264S.29 Global Cold War History M 2:50-5:20, Brands

The past 20 years have witnessed a profusion of archival sources on the Cold War, many of them emanating from the Soviet bloc and Third World countries. These sources have allowed historians to delve into previously obscure aspects of the Cold War, and to better understand its origins, course, outcome, and legacies. This seminar examines recent scholarship as well as some older works on international affairs during the Cold War. We will pay particular attention to how the Cold War shaped the international system (and vice-versa), the effectiveness of the grand strategies pursued by various protagonists, the role of nuclear weapons, the impact of Cold War competition on the Third World, and the ways that the superpower conflict continues to shape global politics.

Coordinator, Haiti Task Team U.S. Agency for International Development

For more information contact Belinda Wisdom @ 919-684-9554 or via email: belinda.wisdom@duke.edu.

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This event is FREE and open to the public, however, registration is required. To register go to www.nursing.duke.edu. The deadline for registration is January 31, 2011.

PUBPOL 150S.01 Democracy: Pass/Fail

212S.01 Economics of the Family

Thursday, Thursday, February February 3, 3, 2011 2011 4:30pm 4:30pm –– 6:00pm 6:00pm (Reception (Reception immediately immediately following following in in Café Café DUSON) DUSON)

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PUBPOL 264S.30 Strategic Behavior TTH 2:50-4:05, Hamoudi

Reviews tools for the analysis of decision-making with imperfect or asymmetric information, and applies them to public policy problems. Tools include: probability trees, expected utility, repeated games, “cheap talk” and signaling, Nash and Bayesian Nash equilibrium concepts, the principal/agent model, moral hazard & adverse selection, information rents, incentive compatibility, participation constraints, and the revelation principle. Applications include: insurance markets, and problems of hidden action and hidden information in regulated sectors and other markets of public policy interest. Requires previous exposure to intermediate microeconomics.


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after a day or two it would be clear, but it stayed around a lot longer than expected,” he said. Andersen planned to drive back Wednesday morning. To prevent further travel delays, other students improvised a new kind of transportation mid-trip. Sophomore Alice Rand from Los Angeles was stuck in Charlotte Monday night. Fortunately, her friend, sophomore Elizabeth Tijerina, was in the airport, she said. The two stayed in a hotel overnight. “We tried [to book a flight] again this morning and it was just terrible, everything was canceled,” Rand said. Ultimately, the two decided to take a train to Durham—without their luggage,

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potti from page 1 the review panel validated the doctors’ research using data provided by Potti that did not match original raw data. Keith Baggerly, one of the biostatisticians from the University of Texas’ MD Anderson Cancer Center, sent a document to Duke administrators warning them that the data Potti had released online did not match raw data available in public databases. But the Duke officials never forwarded the information to the panel, therefore jeopardizing the quality of its review. “We think the outside experts would have had a better chance of detecting the error if they’d been told that we’d already found it,” Baggerly told Nature. In a joint statement to Nature, Vice Dean for Research Dr. Sally Kornbluth and Vice President for Medical Affairs Dr.

Michael Cuffe said they received the document but decided not to pass the information on to the panel because they feared it might bias the review. “It was determined that it would be best to let the data, publications, etc., speak for themselves and not bias the independent investigation for or against any party. In retrospect, we did not realize that the data provided by our investigators were flawed (as the public record now shows), rendering an outside review addressing the methodology flawed as well. In hindsight, we would have ensured that the IRB provided all communication with Dr. Baggerly, recognizing the risk of bias. We’ve learned considerably from this process and are introducing key changes in the way we deal with research that will be translated to the clinical arena as a result.” Cuffe told Nature that if a similar situation were to ever occur again, he would forward “every shred” of evidence to the review panel.

“Our motivation was not to protect [Potti], it was to give him complete fairness,” Kornbluth said. The University has decided to consider a stronger review process following the incident. Cuffe and Kornbluth noted Duke has set up a committee to determine what criteria should be required and checked before any clinical trials can begin. The research concerned the potential for personalized chemotherapy treatments for specific patients based on biological markers and genomics. The three clinical trials have since been terminated and the research is being further reviewed by the Institutes of Medicine, which is expected to complete a report by 2012. Potti, one of the researchers, resigned Nov. 19 months after The Cancer Letter revealed inconsistencies in his resume. Two papers he co-authored have also been retracted.

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retraction from page 4 When Potti stepped down, he took responsibility for the problems with his research. “[Potti] accepted full responsibility for a series of anomalies in data handling, analysis and management that have come under scrutiny in the past months,” IGSP Director Huntington Willard wrote in a Nov. 19 e-mail to IGSP staff announcing Potti’s resignation. Problems in Potti’s research may also lead to the retraction of a third paper based on his research. In a Tuesday interview, Willard said IGSP researchers are currently reviewing a 2006 article Potti co-authored in the New England Journal of Medicine titled “A genomic strategy to refine prognosis in early-stage non-small-cell lung cancer.” He said it is too soon to say whether that paper will also need to be withdrawn.

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applications from page 1 Of the applicants, 24,307 applied to Trinity College of Arts and Sciences and 5,219 applied to the Pratt School of Engineering, representing 10.8 and 7.7 percent increases, respectively. Duke’s applicant pool is split roughly evenly between males and females. Among non-white students, Latino and Asian high school students represent the greatest increase in applicants. The majority of applicants are from California, followed closely by New York and North Carolina. Guttentag said the growing number of applicants from California has also helped to bolster University recognition. “As we have attracted more students from the West Coast and from overseas,

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that alone tends to generate greater visibility and further interest in those parts of the world,” Guttentag wrote. Paula Friedman, Trinity ’83, interviews prospective Dukies in the Los Angeles area. She attributes the rise in California applicants to state budget cuts in the public university system that have made it difficult for some students to pursue their studies and graduate on time. “[Public university students] have more impacted majors—[there are] more underclassmen not being able to register for the classes they need for their major, [so it is] taking more than four years for a number of students to graduate,” Friedman wrote in an e-mail. In December, Duke admitted a record 645 early decision applicants—43 more students than last year—leaving just 1,060 slots for regular decision applicants to the

Class of 2015, Guttentag said. Other universities have also seen sharp increases in the number of applications they received. The University of Pennsylvania received approximately 30,800 applications, a 14 percent increase from last year, according to a university press release. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology also set a new record for the school, with 17,800 applicants, marking a seven percent increase. Zainar Noor Ahmed, a high school se-

nior from San Francisco, Calif., was drawn to Duke not only because of its classics and Middle Eastern studies programs, but also by DukeEngage and the Global Health Institute. She called Duke’s approach to education “really refreshing.” “Duke is interested... in recruiting students who have made mistakes but from those mistakes, understand that you can become better and stronger,” she said. “[This] suggests, at least to me, that Duke is focusing on long-term educational value.”

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Duke Wrestling fell to The Citadel last night in Cameron, 31-9. PAGE 15 Duke took down Maryland Sunday. Read our game story and analysis. PAGE 14

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Defensive TALLAHASSEE, FLA. • WEDNESDAY • 9 p.m. • ESPN coordinator Singleton looks to thwart Duke leaves Duke The Blue Devils’ coaching staff will have a different look next year. Defensive coordinator Marion Hobby has left the school to take an assistant’s job at Clemson, a school he previously coached for in 2005. Hobby had been the defensive coordinator at Duke since January of 2008. “We hate to see Marion leave, but certainly wish him well in his return to Clemson,” head coach David Cutcliffe said in a statement. “We appreciate his contributions to Marion Hobby the Duke football program over the past three years as he was a very strong part of our family here.” Hobby spent nine seasons total coaching alongside Cutcliffe, including six years at Ole Miss while Cutcliffe was head coach. Hobby’s defense found unprecedented success with the Blue Devils in his first season See hobby on page 15

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Chris Singleton, a burly 6-foot-9 forward, is averaging 21.8 points and 9.3 rebounds over his last four games, while playing some of the ACC’s best defense. by Andrew Beaton THE CHRONICLE

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Nolan Smith scored 18 points against Maryland Sunday and will look to continue his hot hand tonight.

Five years ago, Florida State shocked No. 1 Duke in a thrilling one point game at the Donald L. Tucker Center. With five consecutive wins against the Seminoles under their belt, the Blue Devils hope to avoid a similarly shocking upset when they return as the nation’s top WHILE team to play the YOU WERE Seminoles at 9 AWAY p.m. tonight. Although Duke topped MaryFlorida State (11-5, 1-1 in the land, 71-64. Our ACC) has struggame story and analysis are on page gled in earlyseason play and 14. lost three of its last four, the Seminoles remain dangerous because of their tenacity on the defensive end, particularly down low. They rank first in the ACC in both rebounds and blocks per game, which poses a threat to a Duke squad that has lately benefited from its small lineups. “It’s going to be a very tough game,” senior guard Nolan Smith said. “Florida State, defensively, is one of the best teams in the league. They get steals and block shots.” Leading the Seminoles down low is 6-foot-9 forward Chis Singleton, who

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is first on the team with over 15 points and eight rebounds per game. Unlike Maryland forward Jordan Williams, who owned the paint to the tune of 23 points and 13 rebounds in Sunday’s game against the Blue Devils, Singleton is an inside and outside threat. “Chris Singleton is a big man, but he likes to play outside,” Smith said. “We’re just going to try and hold him down.” Much of the onus for fighting Singleton below the hoop will fall on the Plumlee brothers. Both have struggled in ACC play, however, with Mason Plumlee’s 10 rebound effort against Miami being the only time either player reached double digits in points or rebounds against Miami or Maryland. In the Maryland contest, however, Mason Plumlee fouled out with zero points and five turnovers. Defensively, senior forward Kyle Singler may also be forced to match up against Singleton, especially if he continues to play center as he did against Maryland, when he played in a lineup with Smith, Seth Curry, Andre Dawkins and Tyler Thornton. Whether or not head coach Mike Krzyzewski will implement that lineup to combat Singleton’s size, the way he did with Jordan Williams, remains to be seen. For the Seminoles, the game not only has conference implications but postseason ones

After a short winter respite, Duke’s men’s and women’s tennis teams opened their spring seasons last Saturday. Both sets of Blue Devils traveled to Hawai’i to take on the Rainbow Warriors. And the first matches of 2011 were very successful, with the two Duke teams combining to sweep all six doubles matches played and win 11 of the 12 singles matches. The No. 14 Duke men’s team won all but two sets on its way to a dominant victory over No. 37 Hawai’i. “This was the perfect way to start the season,” men’s head coach Ramsey Smith told the team’s website. “We have been practicing hard all week, and played well today. The freshmen were particularly impressive in their dual match debut. [Assistant coach] Jonathan (Stokke) and I are very excited about this spring season.” The men’s team was led by strong efforts from No. 9 Henrique Cunha, a sophomore, and No. 5 Reid Carleton, whose strong performance in the fall earned him a spot on the USA team for the Master ‘U

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71 DUKE Late rally propells Duke to win

UMD 64 Curry, Thornton spark team

by Felicia Tan

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Since Maryland topped Duke March 3rd, the Blue Devils had reeled off 24 straight wins. And well into the second half Sunday night, it looked like the unranked Terrapins might pull off the upset again. Thanks to the efforts of a couple of unexpected contributors off the bench and a late game effort from Duke’s captains, however, the No. 1 Blue Devils survived Maryland with a 71-64 victory. “It was a huge win for us because we played against as well-coached a team as we have played against all year,” head coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “Gary [Williams]… is a great coach and his game plan against us was magnificent. They did everything possible to take Nolan [Smith] out of the game. They really crowded the paint…. They just played a really strong aggressive, physical, game. “They were very good, I mean really good. We haven’t been in a game like that.” At the half, the Blue Devils led by a slim margin, 32-31. Locker room talks didn’t seem to have their intended effect, as Duke came out flat to open the second half. The Ter-

and we shot two air balls.... We didn’t run what we were supposed to run.” When the Blue Devils still failed to score on their next three possessions, Krzyzewski made an unexpected substi-

In its ACC opener Jan. 2 against Miami, Duke managed a 74-63 victory against a Hurricanes team that staged a strong second half performance. Although the Blue Devils were a more talented team, they struggled to put away Miami in the game’s latter stages. Some thought Game that head coach Mike Analysis Krzyzewski’s use of only a seven-man rotation might be to blame. Just a week later, Maryland came to town looking to make a statement in the two teams’ heated rivalry series. Not only did the Blue Devils pull out a 71-64 win over the Terrapins, they also took advantage of an opportunity to expand their rotation to eight men in a tightly contested contest, when rotations typically become tighter. The expanded rotation had an unexpected beneficiary: freshman guard Tyler Thornton.

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Blue Devils fall in first dual match of year The Blue Devils competed in their first dual match of the season Tuesday night but could not come away with a victory against The Citadel. Duke (0-1) lost at seven of the 10 weight classes, including a forfeit at 125 pounds, and fell to the Bulldogs by an overall score of 31-9. The Citadel (4-5) boasted ranked wrestlers at the 165 and 174-pound slots, but only one of them defeated his opponent. No. 9 Turtogtokh Luvsandorj picked up a 12-4 major decision over senior Willy Mello at 165 pounds. Redshirt freshman Bret Klopp, however, scored an upset over No. 25 J.C. Oddo at 174 pounds. Klopp, who owns a team-best 20-6 record, built up a 7-2 lead after the second period and never looked back, pulling off the 10-4 decision over Oddo. Klopp’s victory snapped a streak of five straight losses for Duke, but the damage was already done—The Citadel led 25-3 with only three bouts remaining. Any chance of closing the gap in scoring evaporated at 184 pounds, as redshirt sophomore Diego Bencomo could not build off the momentum from Klopp’s win. Bencomo was coming off an appearance in the quarterfinals of the Southern Scuffle tournament and had won six of his last nine matches. Yet, the Bulldogs’ Justin Sparrow pinned him in one minute and 49 seconds, icing the victory for The Citadel. After Bencomo’s loss, the Blue Devils acquitted themselves well at the heavier weight classes and won their two remaining

TENNIS from page 13

hobby from page 13

international tournament in France. The No. 7 women’s team was also successful in shaking off the winter rust, winning five of its six singles matches. But even though the Blue Devils scored well, head coach Jamie Ashworth thought there was still room for improvement. “I thought we competed well and I thought we didn’t hit the ball well considering this was the first matches for some of the girls in eight weeks,” Ashworth told the team’s website. “We are glad to grab the first win of the season. It was good for everyone to get the first matches out of the way and it gives us some things to work on.”

at the helm, with Duke giving up only 23.4 points per game, a 20-year low for the program. He also began mentoring Vince Oghobaase, a 2009 All-American. The Blue Devils’ defense began slipping after 2008, though. In 2009, Duke gave up 28.3 points per game, and last season the team allowed 35.4 a game, good for 109th in the nation. Lowlights included the Wake Forest game, in which the Blue Devils gave up 54 points, and the Alabama contest, when they allowed 62. Duke also allowed 450 yards per game, just 108th best in the country. Cutcliffe has not announced a successor to Hobby.

— from staff reports

— from staff reports

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In the 174-pound division, freshman Bret Klopp pulled off an upset against No. 25 J.C. Oddo. matches. Freshman Brian Self secured a hard-fought 2-1 decision over Kelby Smith, and redshirt sophomore Andrew Fulk grabbed a 10-4 decision against Luke Johnson. Fulk only led 4-2 after two periods but ran away with the match in the final frame as a result of two takedowns. Duke will look to get back on track before ACC competition begins when it meets Davidson on the road Thursday. —from staff reports

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maryland from page 14 tution, putting Tyler Thornton and Seth Curry into the game alongside Kyle Singler, Mason Plumlee and Smith. The move to a smaller lineup spurred offensive and defensive plays that turned the momentum in Duke’s favor. Thornton and Curry led the Blue Devils in an 11-0 run that put Duke up 43-38. But that lead would not stay comfortable. Using plays by Dino Gregory and Cliff Tucker, the Terrapins whittled away at the lead, knotting the game at 46 with 9:53 remaining. Now, at this crucial point in the game, the newcomers’ turn was over. Duke turned to its seniors. Singler and Smith contributed 19 of the next 24 points. And with less than two minutes left on the clock, Smith charged to the left, blowing past sophomore Jordan Williams through a gap the Maryland player had left open on the baseline. Williams reciprocated with a bucket of his own on the other end of the court, but Singler answered on the next possession with a long 3-pointer from right in front of the Duke coaching staff. His trey propelled

fla. state from page 13 as well. As a “bubble” team, a win against Duke (15-0, 2-0) could have a major impact on their chance at an NCAA tournament bid. “When you think about your NCAA bid that we possibly could have, I mean this would be a big win on our resume,” Singleton said. “We need everyone we can get right now.” Similarly, Duke will need everybody they can get as head coach Mike Krzyzewski looks to potentially expand a rotation that has occasionally included only seven play-

the Blue Devils to an eight-point edge. “Kyle was Kyle tonight,” Smith said. “He can score the ball. He hits shots and attacks the rim.” From the beginning, this contest was tighter than many expected. Second-chance points kept the Blue Devils in the game early, with four players pitching in with offensive rebounds in the first half alone. Defensively, Duke had trouble containing Williams, who was too much for the Blue Devil frontcourt to handle. Despite disappearing for parts of the second half, Williams still managed 23 points and 13 rebounds. Singler led Duke with 25 points and 10 rebounds on 10-of-19 shooting. After starting slow, Smith finished with 18 points, 11 of them in the second half, and seven rebounds. His 18 points came at a cost, though, with the senior connecting only five of his 18 shots. Still, he and the rest of the Blue Devils exhibited their trademark intensity, according to Maryland head coach Gary Williams. “The one thing that Duke, you can count on, regardless of how they shoot, they will play with a certain level of intensity every time,” he said. “To their credit, they were able to take a pretty good hit tonight and come back and win the game.” ers. Tyler Thornton benefited from this expansion against Maryland, snatching four steals in his 12 minutes of play. “We have guys that are ready to step up,” Smith said. “Tyler was huge [versus Maryland] and he brings energy. He plays hard.” For now, this game serves as the first conference road game of the season for the Blue Devils. They will look to prove they can grind out games even without the support of the home crowd. “Going down there is going to be a huge test for us,” Smith said. “It’s going to be a good win if we can take care of business.”

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analysis from page 14 “I don’t go into the game expecting anyone to play a certain amount of minutes, except Nolan and Kyle,” head coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “I’m more instinctive about subbing and [being] reactionary. At that moment, I felt like we needed a spark.” The moment that Krzyzewski referred to came early in the second half when Maryland took a 38-32 lead after a Sean Mosley tip-in. That was when Krzyzewski reacted to the Maryland run and went small, inserting both Thornton and Seth Curry into the game, giving Duke a three-guard lineup. The lineup alteration worked wonders. Over the next five-and-a-half minutes, Duke went on an 11-0 run. Thornton was a defensive catalyst during that stretch, swiping several of his team-high four steals. And Curry took over for the Blue Devils on the offensive end, as he poured in six of those 11 points and Thornton added two. “We had a little lull there, and Maryland made a nice little run,” Curry said. “Then Coach decided to get the energy back and made some subs. Tyler and I provided some energy, I was able to knock down some shots and the crowd was back into it.” As Duke pulled away down the stretch, both Curry and Thornton continued to see time, even subbing in for each other as Krzyzewski incorporated an offensefor-defense strategy. And the team’s stars were quick to point out the impact that the guards made off the bench.

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“Those guys came in and made some big plays,” Smith said. “Tyler’s defense was the difference tonight.” While Thornton’s defense may have helped the game’s outcome, Curry demonstrated a previously unseen offensive game. Having spent much of his time this year toeing the 3-point line, Curry showed a new willingness to put the ball on the floor and get into the midrange. “On the scouting report, I’m known as a shooter,” Curry said. “Coach is always telling me to use the shot fake. I was able to do that, get free and get some good looks.” As important as a consistent scoring punch from Curry off the bench would be for this team, the impact that Thornton could have as the eighth man in the rotation is much deeper than meets the eye, especially as Kyrie Irving continues to sit out with his toe injury. “Coach has told me time and time again that my defense is going to be important for this team,” Thornton said. “It’s going to relieve pressure for Nolan so he doesn’t have to bring the ball up against pressure and then pick up the ball coming back on defense.” But before the eight-man rotation becomes the expectation, the backcourt duo will have to prove that their performance against Maryland was more than just an aberration, something that Thornton and anyone associated with Duke basketball certainly hope is the case. “This is not the end: I’m going to keep moving and keep improving,” Thornton said.

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Diversity Networking Dinner, Wednesday, January 26, 5:009:00 pm, Bryan Center Von Canons. Registration info: www. studentaffairs.duke.edu/career/ diversity-dinner Career and Summer Opportunities Fair, Thursday, January 27, 10:00 am-3:00 pm, Bryan Center An Inner View of Interviews: Internship Edition, Friday, January 28, 12:00-1:30 pm, Soc Psych 130

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Grace Lutheran Church 824 N. Buchanan Blvd. Durham, NC 27701 • 682-6030 ...one block from East Campus Worship with Holy Communion 8:30 & 11:00 am each Sunday Lifting high the cross, to proclaim the love of Christ!

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Duke Catholic Center All are welcome Sunday Mass Schedule 11am

Richard White Lecture Hall, East Campus

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Duke Chapel

Daily Mass Schedule Duke Lutherans is a campus ministry group for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students who hold the Gospel at the center of our lives. We gather weekly in worship, fellowship, prayer, study, and service. All of these activities equip us to grow as individuals and as the body of Christ, enabling us to reach out into the communities in which we live while keeping us grounded in faith.

Monday

5:15pm Goodson Chapel, Duke Divinity School

Tuesday

5:45pm Falcone - Arena House

Please join us for worship and dinner on Sundays. Worship at Duke begins at 5:00 pm, either in Memorial Chapel (located to the left of the main altar in Duke Chapel) or in the York Room in the Divinity School (meet in front of the chapel at 4:45 pm for help finding the room – rides from East to West available). Dinner follows at 6:00 pm in the Chapel Basement Kitchen. We also gather for regular study and service opportunities, as well as retreats and other activities.

Friday

You are welcome to join us for worship at our parent congregation, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, located at 1200 W Cornwallis Road, Durham, at 8:30 & 11:00 am with Sunday School in between at 9:45 am. Rides are available upon request. For more information, visit www.stpauls-lutheran.com or call 919-489-3214. We look forward to meeting you. To find out more about Duke Lutherans please visit our website, www.dukelutherans.org or contact William Dahl, DM, Lutheran Campus Minister at 919-599-2639 or william.dahl@duke.edu

Wednesday 12 noon Duke Hospital Chapel (6th Floor) Thursday 11:30am Yoh Football Center, Team Meeting Room 5pm

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Places of Worship McMannen Church

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Service in our community

Missions around the world

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Outstanding youth and children’s ministries

A new preschool program

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A United Methodist Congregation 4102 Neal Road, Durham, NC 27705 919.383.1263 www.mcmannenumc.org

Beth El Synagogue 1004 Watts St., Durham

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Durham’s First Synagogue Since 1887

One block from Duke East Campus A Project Reconnect Congregation

Traditional Conservative Egalitarian congregation offering an Orthodox Kehillah Rabbi Frank Fischer, Interim Saturday morning Shabbat Services: Orthodox: 9:00am / Conservative: 9:45am Visit www.betheldurham.org for more information

Students are welcome at all Shabbat and Holiday Services www.projectreconnect.org

The Pentecostals of Durham Invite You to Worship with Us Sunday School Morning Worship Evangelistic Tuesday (Word & Worship)

10:00 AM 10:50 AM 6:30 PM 7:30 PM

Free Transportation • call 477-6555 Call for information about our Spanish services

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ANNOUNCEMENTS A LOT OF CARS INC.

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DUKE IN BERLIN INFO MTG: Sudents of all majors are invited to learn more about studying in Berlin, for either the semester/ academic year or summer, at an information session on Thursday, January 13, at 5 pm, in Old Chem 119. See global.duke.edu/ geo or call 684-2174 for more information.

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MEETINGS DUKE IN GREECE INFO MTG: All students are invited to attend an information meeting for the summer Duke in Greece program on Monday, January 17, at 5 pm, in Allen 103. The application deadline is February 3, 2011. See the Global Education Office for Undergraduates (GEO-U) website at global.duke. edu/geo for more details about the program.

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$189 for 5-DAYS or $239 for 7-DAYS. All prices include: Round-trip luxury cruise with food. Accommodations on the island at your choice of thirteen resorts. Appalachia Travel www. BahamaSun.com 800-867-5018.

HELP WANTED The Duke Football team is looking for part-time help in the video office for the upcoming 2011 season to videotape practices and assist with other video needs. No exp. necessary. Must be enrolled at Duke for the 2011 spring & fall semesters. Benefits include team meals and team issued clothing. Hours 8-11am Monday, Wednesday, Fridays for the spring /Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursdays for the fall and game days throughout the season. $10/ hour, starts Feb. 1, 2011. Please contact Tom Long at 919-668-5717 or tlong@ duaa.duke.edu.

The Museum of Life and Science in Durham seeks enthusiastic Birthday Party Educators! Must like kids, teaching and science and be available weekend days. For more information and application information, visit www.ncmls.org/ get-involved/jobs

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The Museum of Life and Science in Durham has several openings within its Guest Relations department. Lead Guest Relations Associates will work the front desk and Guest Relations Associates-BioQuest will work in our outdoor exhibits. Both positions require previous customer service experience, weekend availability and excellent people skills! For more information, including complete job descriptions and application instructions, visit www.ncmls. org/get-involved/jobs EOE

CHILD CARE Looking for a college/ grad student to babysit our children (11 and 4 yrs old) on Saturday evenings approx. every two weeks. If interested please contact Nancy at 919419-6202.

Seeking regular babysitter for our sweet 1.5yo son, one morning or afternoon a week (MWF). $10/hr. Must have own transportation. Near Southpoint mall. 919-7247605

HOMES FOR RENT CHARMING HOUSE ON LAKE 1950’s style country home on 6 ac lake. 8 min to Duke West! 4BR, 2 BA, new appl., centr. air, sun porch, 2000 SF, on 2 ac, lake privileges, lawn maint & ADT security incl. $1195/ month/ 12 Month Lease. No smokers. Pets Negotiable. Avail. 2/1/2011. epartp@aol.com or call 919 672 7891

TOWNHOUSE FOR RENT 3 bed/3 ba condo minutes from Duke. Vaulted ceilings, skylights, sunroom, office. Over 1450 square feet of living with large bedrooms and great common areas. Ideal for roommates or professionals. $1750/ mo. Call 919-618-5994.

ANNOUNCEMENTS Posiciones de tiempo parcial disponibles para lectores del espanol. Nuestro centro de calificar en Durham esta reclutando lectores que tengan su titulo (de 4 anos) en cualquier campo academico, y que sean fluidos en espanol (hablar, leer y escribir) para calificar muestras de escritura en espanol de escuelas latinoamericanas, empezando en enero, 2011. El proyecto durara varias semanas. Horas de trabajo de 5 PM a 10:15 PM, lunes a viernes, con un sueldo de $12.10/h. Entrenamiento y trabajo sera mayormente en espanol. Para bajar una solicitud, visite el sitio http://www.measinc.com/Employment/ReaderDurham y despues llame a Terri Johnson al 919-425-7728 para una entrevista.

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Quad dues are spent The “Quad Dues” entry ming events, which may ofthat shows up on under- fer items like free food or graduates’ bursar statements quad-themed T-shirts. Unevery semester will likely be der the quad model these eliminated by Fall 2012, expenses were meant to proVice President for Student mote student bonding and Affairs Larry quad unity. Moneta told As The staff editorial The Chronicle C h r o n i c l e ’s last month. The decision editorial board has previto repeal this student fee is ously outlined, the quad in line with the University’s model has done a poor job broader residential shift of promoting residential from the quad model to the communities on West Camhouse model. pus. Therefore this fee will Funds from the current become superfluous by the quad dues, which have time the new house model is been $27 per semester for implemented in Fall 2012. the past three years, are Activities previously fundfunneled into the budgets ed by the quad dues will be of quad councils, resident rolled into the Residence assistants and residence Life and Housing Services coordinators. Students usu- operating budget once this ally reap the benefits of this fee is eliminated. This makes fee in the form of program- sense provided students still

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have significant discretion over how their residential programming dollars are spent. It is not yet clear how programming efforts will be coordinated under the house model, but if houses are governed by councils similar to the existing quad councils then these would seem to be the best decisionmakers in this process. The elimination of the quad dues marks the repeal of an unnecessary student fee, and while we are generally supportive of keeping the student fee burden to a minimum it remains unclear how this change will affect the overall cost undergraduates face. Certainly the end of the quad fee does nothing to ease the pain of under-

graduates who will pay an increased dining contract fee of about $90 until at least the 2013 fiscal year. It is also possible that the advent of the house model will be associated with the introduction of a new fee, similar to the current quad dues, to fund programming events and other expenses. Although we are hesitant to advocate for a new student fee, we recognize that this could become a feasible option if it helps to place residential funding decisions in the hands of students. Duke Student Government President Mike Lefevre, a senior, told The Chronicle he is “sure that there are other opportunities to reduce fees,” and we agree that the elimination

of the quad dues charge should prompt DSG and the University administration to undertake greater scrutiny of student fees. For now the repeal of the quad fee is simply a common sense measure. The Board of Trustees should formally approve this change at its February or May meetings. We hope that the arrival of Rick Johnson, who will begin serving as assistant vice president of housing and dining this month, will help to generate a prudent next step. As Johnson takes the lead to transition the University from the quad model to the house model, we hope he will examine how the current student fee structure supports housing and dining on campus.

What planning your funeral has to do with senior year

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y mom’s health is doing fine but she’s al- your Duke career. College is where you make friends, ready started planning her funeral. That discover your passions, revel in your new-found indemay sound morbid, strange or even sad, but pendence and have tons of fun. Entering the “real bear with me, and I think you’ll see world” after graduation can seem that she’s really a very wise woman. scary and perhaps boring, so receivShe envisions her funeral as a ing your Duke degree signals the end celebration of her life—her favorite of your carefree days. things, her dreams, her experiencA more common approach is es, her wishes for others. to eulogize senior year. “I can’t Here’s the plan she’s come up believe this is the last home Duke with so far: basketball game I might ever at1) Color theme: lavender. Guests tend,” “It’s so sad that I might nevdaniel wong will be asked to wear her favorite er see him or her again” and “It’s loving life, color and put on some lavender fracrazy that I never need to bookbag loving lives grance too. again” are some thoughts that will 2) Music: Her favorite hymns definitely cross my mind over the and pop, folk and country western songs. course of this semester. Eulogization focuses 3) Decor: Her favorite things will be displayed on the past, the “good old days,” which are now throughout the room: books she’s read, pictures gone forever. of people who have influenced her, objects that It might be tempting, instead, to commemorate have special significance to her. senior year, to recall fondly the wonderful experi4) Cards: Mourners might not have had the op- ences you’ve had without entertaining the thought portunity to bid farewell to my mom, so there will that life after college only goes downhill. This is a be cards that they can write on and place inside healthier mindset to have than the previous two, bethe coffin. My mom feels troubled whenever fam- cause commemoration is an expression of gratitude ily and close friends live with regret for not having for the amazing journey you’ve been on at Duke. Yet had some parting words with the deceased. Allow- commemoration is always accompanied by a tinge of ing mourners to write a goodbye card will give reluctance to let go of the past—hence it prevents them closure on my mom’s passing. you from completely embracing the present. 5) Quiz: There will be a fun quiz to see if guests I believe the best approach is the one my mom really knew my mom as well as they thought they has adopted toward death. Just as a funeral ought did. What were her dreams and fears? What made to be a celebration of life, senior year ought to be her laugh and cry? a celebration of your four years at Duke. At the My mom believes that life is all about preparation. heart of it, celebration is about living fully in the We prepare for exams and for our careers, to buy a present. It’s about seeing the Duke experience as car and to have kids, to go on vacation and to retire. a vital part of your life but not allowing its mesmerShouldn’t we also prepare for death, especially given izing beauty to stun you into stagnation. that it’s truly inevitable? Death isn’t something we As writer G. K. Chesterton said, “The fatal metashould be obsessed about or preoccupied with, but phor of progress, which means leaving things behind I believe that a heightened awareness of death leads us, has utterly obscured the real idea of growth, which to a heightened awareness of life. means leaving things inside us.” When we celebrate, I was more struck, however, by the fact that my we focus on how we’ve changed and grown instead mom wants her funeral to be a joyous event. Fu- of what we’re leaving behind. In many ways, it’s the nerals are almost always occasions of mourning, only philosophy that allows us to be cognizant of life’s eulogization and commemoration—not of rejoic- abundance, regardless of our circumstances. ing. But if death is viewed as the culmination of a Mourning, eulogizing and commemorating the life well lived, that’s surely reason to celebrate. Duke experience are enticing options, and I’ve done All this interesting but slightly depressing talk my fair share of each of them. But whether you’re got me thinking about this semester, my final one a freshman or a senior, let’s start celebrating today. at Duke. Graduation is fast approaching, and Our time at Duke is too short to do it any other way. there’s a sense of finality that accompanies all of my senior year experiences. Daniel Wong is a Pratt senior. His column runs every It’s easy to get caught up mourning the end of other Wednesday.


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hen I discovered that my first column for The Chronicle was scheduled to appear on the First Day of Classes of the Spring Semester, or FDOCOSS, I was initially ecstatic. What better time for me to emphatically announce my arrival into the world of editorial writing than on a day that is milap mehta associated with new beginnings? I imag- what i think i think ined the glitz and the glamour, the bright lights, the screaming fans, the red carpet. People would climb all over each other just to catch a glimpse of “the guy who writes that column for The Chronicle.” I was going to be on the cover of Forbes magazine, standing next to Oprah and the Queen! I would deliver my opinions in a witty and incisive manner, providing a satirical and sarcastic commentary on current issues. I would be unapologetic, stir up passionate debate among my readers and generally incite riot with my words. I was going to finally wield the enormous power of language and use it to smite the walls of misperception and shock the truth into the ignorant masses with my thunderbolts of brilliance. I couldn’t wait. The only thing I needed was a topic. The initial feelings of triumph were replaced with panic—what was I going to write about? The trouble with writing my first column on the first day of the semester, I decided, was nothing notable had happened yet. I was trying to see something in nothing, to find a masterpiece on a blank canvas. Of course, I could do research about current events at Duke, find some boring research project and comment on it, but that would be so... blah. Last semester was filled with juicy scandals and controversies that gave writers plenty of fodder. This semester is just beginning. As of now, the Monday, Monday heir apparent must live in the shadow of Gossip Bro, the next Duke scandal has yet to unfold and we have not had any other student privileges discontinued (yet). The majority of news last semester, while undoubtedly salacious and intriguing, is, in hindsight, soooo 2010. We have a lot to look forward to this semester. Our basketball team is the best in the country. That’s the only thing I can think of right now to look forward to, but I’m sure there is more. Anyway, this is 2011, people. A new year. It’s time for new drama, for the new theatrics of Duke life to play out—to create something positively real and exciting, be it insightful or incite-ful. Editorial writing is necessarily a product of its environment, and without rich, nourishing and ultimately polarizing conditions, it will wither and fade away. So I ask Duke—not as a cop-out or as an excuse for lack of imagination—for the right conditions. I’m not suggesting that you go out and get really hammered and wreak havoc. I just don’t want to have to resort to the mundane to fill my biweekly Wednesday column. I want my work to be a critique of the activities of the Duke community, to flow organically from the comings and goings of the student body. Don’t be afraid to speak out if you believe in something. Ask questions. If you have a dream, then go for it. Start that club. Ask that girl out. Live your life and stop hiding behind a shield of anonymity. Your true value lies not in your ability to work within the boundaries of a system, but in your ability to break loose, to express what it is about yourself that is truly and truthfully unique. Don’t be afraid. After all, this is 2011: a new year, and a time for new beginnings. You probably have doubts, and I understand if you do. But if you feel that you can’t do it for yourself, then do it for me—because I need something to write about. Milap Mehta is a Trinity senior. His column runs every other Wednesday.

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On comets and stars

ver winter break, I was listening to a radio broad- and saw it was a full house, and so many Duke fans, I did take cast of the Outback Bowl between Florida and a moment to reflect back to when I first got to North Carolina Penn State. and there weren’t very many Duke shirts.” During a lull in the action, the announcAnd after Duke arrived in Indianapolis ers discussed 46-year-old Florida head coach prior to last year’s Final Four, Krzyzewski Urban Meyer, who was planning to retire afmentioned that he and his wife, Mickie, ter the game to spend more time with his pointed out the hotel that they stayed in durfamily. The radio announcers mentioned ing the 1991 Final Four as they drove from that Meyer was a particularly driven coach the airport into the city. who believed that “self-reflection is a sign of Although Krzyzewski’s broader reflecweakness,” adding that he never returned tion and Meyer’s narrow-mindedness mark phone calls from his former players during the men as opposites, the fact that each has alex fanaroff the season. achieved extraordinary success suggests that farewell tour Whether Meyer actually believes in the one can rise to the top of a profession with Neanderthal ethos that self-reflection is a either approach. sign of weakness, I don’t know. My own Internet searches But Meyer’s success appears to have come at a greater didn’t turn up any quotes on the subject from Meyer. It’s cost than that of Krzyzewski. Krzyzewski is still going strong entirely possible that the radio hosts were exaggerating at age 63, 36 years into his coaching career; Meyer, meanand/or just plain wrong. while, is retiring young. If Meyer’s career has been a comet, Either way, the idea that self-reflection is something to blazing across the sky, Krzyzewski’s has been a star—a little be discouraged was striking. And it made me think of Duke less bright, but with greater staying power. basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski. Perhaps the lesson here is that self-reflection is important. Meyer and Krzyzewski are similar in a number of ways. All of us, by virtue of attending one of the world’s most Each is (arguably in Meyer’s case, unquestionably in Krzyze- elite and selective universities, are high achievers. Many of us wski’s case) the best coach in his respective sport. Each has will continue to be high achievers in the future. Like Meyer demonstrated an ability to adapt his team’s style of play to and Krzyzewski, we’ll excel in highly demanding jobs. best suit the players on his roster. The question we’ll have to answer is whether we want to But they’re also very different. Meyer had to retire to be like Krzyzewski or Meyer. Whether we want to be a comet spend time with his family; Krzyzewski has incorporated or a star. Whether we’re willing to give up a small measure his into his basketball program. And while at least one ra- of success to be more enduring. Whether we choose to live dio announcer believes that Meyer chooses to abstain from a life of reflection or of single-minded focus. self-reflection, Krzyzewski seems to take every opportunity As for me, I’d rather be Coach K. But of course, I’m biased. to reflect. After surpassing former UNC coach Dean Smith to win Alex Fanaroff is a fourth-year medical student. His column his 880th career game, Krzyzewski said, “When I walked out runs every Wednesday.


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