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Durham is about “creating connections” in 2011, Mayor Bill Bell said Monday night. During his “State of the City” address at City Hall Plaza, Bell spoke of literal connections, like the city’s recently enhanced transportation system, as well as figurative ones, which included connecting citizens with employers and youth with the community’s resources. Bell addressed an audience of City Council members, local officials and other Durhamites, speaking broadly of progress the city government made in 2010 as well as its outlook for 2011. Bell said he will focus on four areas in the upcoming year: the economy, neighborhood revitalization, public transit and the city’s strategic plan. “Clearly, our challenge this year is to continue building on those connections as well as creating some new connections that will keep Durham on the top of lists—not just statewide, or nationwide, but also worldwide. So let’s look ahead,” Bell said. Bell showed a video featuring prominent Durham residents

experience for our team to understand what it takes to play on the road and to demand of each other,” head coach Joanne P. McCallie said. “We won the rebounding battle, but we didn’t win the battle of being smart.” Though the Blue Devils dominated the beginning of the first half, sprinting out to an 11-2 lead, the home team was able to quickly make up for the deficit with a 9-0 run of its own that eventually led to the Tar Heels taking the lead 21-20 with 8:22 left in the half. From there, North Carolina just kept up its momentum. “Our team’s got to change. You can’t just keep coming out and saying that your team’s not playing with enough heart and you’re not fighting,” said senior Jasmine Thomas, who ended the game with 18 points. “That’s something you shouldn’t have to coach.”

The economy is taking its toll on a political science department that is losing funding, professors and students. Enrollments in political science courses this semester are almost 20 percent lower than last Spring, according to numbers compiled by the department. Members of the political science department cited several factors that may have affected enrollment. Karen Remmer, chair of the political science department, said that fewer courses are being offered this Spring because of unpaid faculty leaves and a limited budget for hiring visiting professors. “Whereas we offered 101 courses in Spring 2010, we could only offer 87 in Spring 2011,” Remmer wrote in an e-mail Jan. 2. “If we had the resources to increase the number and variety of our course offerings, we would be more than delighted to do so. In the interim, we are concentrating on servicing our majors, which in itself has become a significant challenge.” Remmer noted that the department’s leadership is still in the process of making sense of the enrollment figures. Professor of Political Science Michael Gillespie said budget cuts are to blame for the decreased enrollment. Departments in the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences were forced to make significant cuts to their budget since the financial crisis. “Because of the budget reductions, we don’t have any [visiting professors] teaching for us,” he said, noting that these courses are typically especially popular among students. “We had one person who taught political theory last year who had 100 students in the Spring.” Scott de Marchi, director of undergraduate studies in political science, cited rising interest in seemingly pre-professional tracks—like public policy or the markets and management studies certificate—as potentially drawing students away from

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Senior Karima Christmas struggled from the field Monday night against North Carolina, shooting just 1-for-5. Playing their third ranked team in a week, the Blue Devils had a chance to tie the score in the game’s final seconds but could not convert.

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Mayor Bill Bell delivered his,“State of the City” address Monday. He spoke about the successes of 2010 and outlook for 2011.

CHAPEL HILL—Duke knew that last night’s match-up against rival North Carolina at Carmichael Arena would be tough, even if the numbers didn’t indicate it. The No. 5 Blue Devils (21-2, 7-1 in the ACC) have been ranked higher than their opponents for nearly the entirety of the season and had suffered only one loss—to traditional powerhouse Connecticut—while remaining undefeated in the conference until Monday night. The Tar Heels (21-3, 7-2) had one thing going for them—home court advantage. Duke had not been able to come away with a victory in Chapel Hill since 2007, and yet again, the Blue Devils were unable to put away No. 13 North Carolina at Carmichael Arena, falling 62-60 in a thriller that went down to the final possession. “It was a great basketball game, and it’s a good

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“Duke had a good chance to tie at the end, but North Carolina pulls out a deserved win at home over its biggest rival. With the Tar Heels in possession with 37 seconds remaining, the Blue Devils decided to play defense for the duration of the shot clock, and Chelsea Gray collected a rebound with just under seconds on the clock. Gray streaked down the court in time...drawing some contact but a whistle never blew.” — From The Chronicle Sports Blog sports.chronicleblogs.com

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In a presentation ranging from anecdotal airport recollections to reflections on soulaltering meditations, best-selling Elizabeth Gilbert addressed a Durham audience to promote her most recent book, “Committed.” Gilbert, New York Times best-selling author of “Eat, Pray, Love,” spoke to an audience of approximately 400 at the Durham Armory Monday night. The event, sponsored by the

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Elizabeth Gilbert’s newest book, “Committed,” is a memoir detailing her exploration of marriage.

Regulator Bookshop, opened with a passage reading by Gilbert from her newest book followed by a question and answer session. “Committed” is a research-saturated memoir that continues the story of Gilbert and her boyfriend after “Eat, Pray, Love.” Gilbert, who had previously experienced an unpleasant divorce, explores the idea of marriage in the book. She dissects the different pretenses associated with desire, love and marriage in an attempt to better understand each concept before allowing herself to remarry. “Desiring another person is perhaps the most risky endeavor of all,” she read. “As soon as you want somebody—really want him—it is as though you have taken a surgical needle and sutured your happiness to the skin of that person, so that any separation will now cause a lacerating injury.” Gilbert then opened the floor to questions that sparked some discussion of the recent movie adaptation of “Eat, Pray, Love.” The author explained that unlike many others in her profession who criticize Hollywood adaptations of their work, she had very few qualms about the book’s film version. “You have to ask yourself if you’re ready to give [your work] away,” she explained. “‘Eat, Pray, Love’ outgrew me. It didn’t feel like it was mine anymore.” The discussion closed shortly following Gilbert’s “word” description of Durham­—an “Eat, Pray, Love” reference in which the author describes different cities using one defining word. Gilbert settled between the words See Gilbert on page 4

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polisci from page 1 the political science major. Given the economic downturn, many students are concerned with future job security and are thus more likely to pursue academic paths that they believe will maximize job prospects, he said. “[Those programs] are not practical, but people believe that they are,” de Marchi said. “Markets and management studies is not really going to help anyone get a job, yet a disproportionate amount of people would rather do that than learn a language or applied mathematics.... What

[recruiters] would like to see is a set of skills—not a pre-professional degree, but a set of liberal skills.” Despite the steep decline in course enrollment this year, de Marchi suggested reevaluating the data in several years to see if the change is permanent. “Duke has one of the best political science departments in the world,” he said. “[The data] hasn’t changed much over the last 10 or 20 years—I wouldn’t over-interpret this year.” Gillespie said that even though political science as a liberal art is not just preparation for a career but also preparation for life, many students are concerned with job

bell from page 1 speaking about the city’s successes in 2010. Duke Head Basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski compared building a year of connections in Durham to building a year of championships at Duke. In addition, City Council members spoke of major accomplishments like the launch of the Bull City Connector, the bus service connecting Duke with Durham. Other highlights from the video featured the Project Homeless Connect Day, a one-day event offering a wide range of services to the homeless in Durham, and the Durham JobLink Career Center, an effort to connect Durham residents looking for work with job opportunities. Concerning the economy, Bell praised Durham’s AAA bond rating and its recent appearance as one of The New York Times’ “41 Places to Go in 2011.” Although Bell recognized that many Durham residents are still enduring the effects of the economy downturn, Bell pointed to improvement in the construction market as “a good sign that we’re moving in the right direction.” The mayor also emphasized the city government’s role in facilitating a business-friendly environment. He referenced grants from The Walmart Foundation and the United States Environmental Protection Agency as tools for the city government to support local econom-

security because of the current economic downturn. “It’s interesting to me that people in my classes say they want to go into public policy, but when I ask if any of them want to be standard bureaucrats, none of them raise their hands,” he said. Political science does remain among the University’s most popular majors, however. In 2009-2010, the department had the third highest number of majors of all departments, The Chronicle reported. After coming to Duke with the intention of pursuing public policy or international comparative studies, sophomore Leah Yaffe said she chose political science because she

ic growth. Some of those funds, for example, will support a green job training program. Bell also drew attention to neighborhood revitalization, particularly the Southside and Rolling Hills development project. The city government will soon award a contract for the demolition of houses in the area, and the Center for Community Self Help is scheduled to begin construction on 10 to 20 new homes by the early summer. Bell reiterated his desire to continue with the revitalization plan despite the opposition of some citizens. He cited several other Durham facilities that initially faced public opposition but later proved beneficial to the community. “Where would our city be if all of these projects had not been completed, if the elected governing officials had not chosen to move forward because of some public opposition?” Bell asked the audience. Bell concluded by urging the crowd to support the Durham Public Schools and Superintendent Eric Becoats’ strategic plan for the future. “Every child deserves a quality education,” Bell noted.

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became interested in political theory, not just a career path. “To a lot of people who are really interested in entering into politics, public policy is practical, and political science is abstract,” she noted. The political science major is currently being revised to reflect what students want, Gillespie said, noting that he hopes to add a bachelor of science degree to accompany the current bachelor of arts degree in order to offer students more technical training. The changes may affect incoming freshman in the Fall, de Marchi said. The department’s chairs have not yet voted on the new degree program.

Gilbert from page 3 “saucy” and “intriguing,” adding that the city has many interesting qualities that left her wishing for more time to explore it. Monday marked the author’s second Durham book-signing hosted by the Regulator—Gilbert made her first Bull City appearance in 2003 following the release of her third book, “The Last American Man.” Regulator co-owner Tom Campbell said he thought the bookstore’s role in playing host to both local and best selling authors contributed to the city’s dynamic. “I would like to think that we really add to the culture of the area,” Campbell said. “We are local but we’re able to bring big names here too... We’ve had to fight long and hard [to get the attention of the ‘New York publishing world’].” Audience member Jennifer Ashdown said the store’s ability to attract authors of Gilbert’s caliber was a testament to Durham’s cultural upheaval. “I do think Durham’s becoming much more cosmopolitan,” Ashdown said. “There’s a hip-ness in Durham that people are starting to recognize.” Among Duke students, however, events such as author signings attract less attention. “I love Elizabeth Gilbert, but something that caught my eye was the lack of publicity [for the event] on campus,” said senior Meaghan Fitzgerald. “Why don’t Duke students go to more things like this?”


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Supporting Vernerey provides spark in defeat cast takes center stage WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

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CHAPEL HILL—Too often Monday night, the efforts of Tar Heels’ center Waltiea Rolle in the post shredded the Blue Devils’ interior defense, and Rolle rolled to a 10-point, nine-rebound outing. While her block on freshman Chelsea Gray with just seconds left sealed the game for North Carolina, Rolle’s presence in the key was a problem that Duke’s Krystal Thomas couldn’t handle. With Allison Vernerey in the game, however, Game the defensive equation Analysis changed for the Blue Devils, and the frontcourt was much more of a fortress. In perhaps her best performance in a Duke uniform, Vernerey showed flashes in Chapel Hill of the force she could one day be for the Blue Devils. The Tar Heels torched Duke for 34 points in the paint and shot 53.6 percent in the decisive second half, a marked improvement from their 37.9 percent clip in the first half. Vernerey’s size and length defensively disrupted the North Carolina attack, however, as her presence alongside Krystal Thomas forced the opposing offense to shoot over the top of the defense. “I thought Allison was a huge inspiration to her team,” head coach Joanne P. McCallie said. Vernerey also exhibited her improved post game and was the most effective offensive option for the Blue Devils Monday night. Shooting 6-for-7 from the floor, Vernerey’s hustle to offensive rebounds and ability to rely on a jump-hook and avoid shot blockers allowed her to keep Duke in the ballgame when perimeter shots weren’t falling. “[Vernerey] certainly wasn’t intimidated by some length that was around her and used her quickness very, very well,” McCallie said. Relying primarily on long-range shooters for long stretches in the first half, the

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Allison Vernerey was efficient in the post against North Carolina, scoring 13 points on 6-for-7 shooting. Blue Devils went an entire 7:16 without any points, allowing the Tar Heels to transform a nine-point deficit into a fourpoint lead before Vernerey scored at the 3:27 mark. During the stretch, Vernerey didn’t attempt a single field goal. Instead, Duke opted for a flurry of jumpshots, including three from Richa Jackson, a contested attempt from Gray and a 3-pointer from Kathleen Scheer. All five went awry. Possessions where Vernerey was a primary focus on offense, though, had a

much higher point output. In addition to only missing one shot, Vernerey’s height allowed her to draw defenders into the post and kick the ball out to the Blue Devil sharpshooters. Though her supporting cast couldn’t knock down the shots necessary to win against North Carolina last night, Vernerey’s emergence as a viable offensive option gives McCallie a blueprint for success when her perimeter players are having trouble creating.

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2012 standout Murphy commits The Blue Devils have made their first recruiting splash in the class of 2012, landing a verbal commitment from 6-foot-8 forward Alex Murphy from St. Mark’s School in Southborough, Mass. Alex Murphy A native of Rhode Island, Murphy boasts a strong athletic pedigree. His older brother Erik is a sophomore forward at Florida and his father Jay played for Boston College in the early 1980s. Scout.com ranks Murphy No. 2 at the small forward position and No. 11 overall in the class of 2012. According to the website, the decision was narrowed down to Duke and Florida, but Murphy cited his

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The smell of beer-drenched mud fills the air of Krzyzewskiville amidst suddenly vacant tents. The sound of wristbands crinkling on 1200 students’ wrists permeates campus. A feeling of anticipation and anxiety prevents any productivity. It’s finally Carolina week. The intermission that exists between the end of Personal Checks Saturday night and the actual game Wednesday gives Crazies a chance not only to recover and prepare for what might be the most physically and emotionally draining two hours of their lives, but gives us journalists a chance to reflect on what this week actually means. Scott And reflect we must, because this game is one of the rare times where sport actually transcends a mere game. The Duke-Carolina game in Cameron is more than athletic competition. It’s theatre— well, a theatre where the crowd is not only permitted, but also encouraged, to yell insulting catcalls at performers they dislike. Like a certain monumental NFL game last weekend, a game on Tobacco Road intrigues even the most casual fans. They come for the drama, the conflict and the passion. They come for the theatre. But as is the case in every great play, the resolution will be determined by what roles the characters embrace. Some of those are pre-determined: Cameron will provide a hostile setting, bolstered by the raucous Crazies. Roy Williams will be the villain, and Mike Krzyzewski will be the hero (at least in the eyes of those in Durham). Nolan Smith, Kyle Singler, Tyler Zeller and Harrison Barnes will be the champions for the warring Blue Devils and Tar Heels, respectively. The most important role for the Blue Devils, though, has yet to be cast—who will be the sidekick? Who will be the man who picks up our heroes when they’re down and helps them be their best? Who will take center stage when our heroes are on a brief intermission? Who, in short, will be the Robin to Singler and Smith’s Batman? The scary part for Blue Devil fans is that we still don’t know. Kyrie Irving was supposed to fill that role. But as is now legend, he became too powerful for the basketball gods to ignore, and they cruelly struck him down in an attempt to reinstall drama in what might have been a college basketball season hampered by a dearth of legitimate conflict. Now one of his apprentices must step up into his rather large shoes. Will it be a sharpshooter like Andre Dawkins or Seth

relationship with head coach Mike Krzyzewski as the deciding factor behind his commitment to play in Durham. Murphy’s game has drawn comparisons to that of Kyle Singler and former Blue Devil Mike Dunleavy Jr. He has displayed the ability to both score from the outside and slash to the rim. Murphy took an unofficial visit to Duke early last month and was in attendance when the Blue Devils defeated Maryland at home Jan. 9. While Murphy is currently the Blue Devils’ only commit for the class of 2012, he presents an eligibility option for Duke. Similar to the path taken by Andre Dawkins in the summer of 2009, Murphy could opt to enroll at Duke as early as the fall of 2011 since his fourth year of high school is currently in progress. He started his high school career at Rhode Island’s Prout

School before transferring to St. Mark’s and repeating his freshman year. Should Murphy decide to leave St. Mark’s for Durham a year early, he would become the fifth member of Duke’s stellar 2011 class. Headlined by top prospect Austin Rivers, the group also includes forward Michael Gbinije, point guard Quinn Cook and center Marshall Plumlee. Following the matriculation of these four and the graduation of Nolan Smith and Kyle Singler, the Blue Devils would have 12 scholarship players for the 20112012 season, one short of the NCAA limit of 13. With that final scholarship, Duke has space to add Murphy to the 2011-2012 roster. As it stands, the 2011 class is Duke’s first four-man class since 2006. — from staff reports

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Curry? The enigma that is Ryan Kelly, a 6-foot-11 perimeter scorer? Or perhaps even Irving’s natural replacement, the methodical Tyler Thornton? No, if Duke is to succeed not only against Carolina, but in its bid for another national title as well, Irving’s replacement will likely need to come from a strange and far-away land that no Blue Devil fan could expect—a place that has been a veritable netherworld for Duke offensively the past few seasons. I’m talking of that mysterious painted region of the court called the post. The place Mason Plumlee calls home. Plumlee has been excellent at times this season, not only in his last two games but earlier in the season at the CBE Classic as well. But just like all heroes, his power of flight comes with a weakness— namely, a propensity to disappear. With Irving in the lineup or against weaker opponents, though, this weakness has been overshadowed by the power of Plumlee’s fellow Blue Devils. Against a talented, if shallow, Tar Heel frontcourt however, he won’t have that luxury. Plumlee will have to be the player fans have hungered for—a post scorer who dominates the paint. Whether Plumlee can rise to the occasion could very well determine Duke’s success against its oldest enemy. But the ending to that story won’t be revealed until late Wednesday night, when either a celebratory flame will be kindled in the middle of campus or an entire host of fans will go deathly silent in mourning. Until then, nothing more can be written.

Both sides were plagued with poor shooting—under thirty-eight percent for both teams in the first half—but the Tar Heels managed to step it up in the second half, shooting 15-for-28 and unlocking an ineffective Duke press. Behind for the vast majority of the second half, the Blue Devils often forced quick shots, hoping to trim the deficit all at once. “We didn’t need 69 shots; that’s not what we needed,” McCallie said. “We could’ve moved the ball a bit more and been a little bit more patient. And the fact that we did not get to the free throw line probably was another determining factor.” The Blue Devils were 6-for-12 from the free throw line and defensively gave up several and-ones in the final minutes of the game—something that hurt Duke immensely in the end. “I think there were three or four andones called at the end of the game,” McCallie said. “It’s one thing to let a team score, but it’s another thing to foul them on top of that.” Defensively, Duke had one of its poorest outings of the season. The Tar Heels overshadowed the Blue Devils with 14 fast break points to the Duke’s six, negating the full-court press. Duke’s interior defense fared no better. A lack of additional help in the post position when sophomore center Allison Vernerey was off the court keyed 34 points in the paint for North Carolina. Vernerey was one of the team’s top performers with 13 points and four rebounds, three of which were offensive. With just 43 seconds left in the game and North Carolina up 62-57, senior Jasmine Thomas stole the ball and proceed-

ed to make a bomb from behind the arc, closing the lead to two. The Blue Devils played stellar defense to force a missed Tar Heel shot, and freshman Chelsea Gray had the ball in her hands with under ten seconds left. Gray ran the length of the floor and attempted an acrobatic lay-up to tie the game, but her shot was blocked by North Carolina’s Waltiea Rolle just be-

fore the buzzer. “I really appreciate our team’s last two minutes,” McCallie said. “I thought that was the best we played all game.” Despite the coach’s encouraging words, however, the Blue Devils couldn’t help but feel like they managed to let a victory escape. “On that last play, I should have dished it to Kathleen Scheer—period,” Gray said. “And we would have went into overtime.”

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Disallow Young Trustee write-ins Senior Brooke Kingsland same fashion as the three fihas exposed a gaping loop- nalists selected by the YTNC. hole in the Young Trustee This strategy is apparently election process. permitted under the Duke Although she was chosen Student Government elecas a semifinalist for the posi- tion bylaw, which states that, tion last month, “individuals the Young may choose editorial Trustee Nomito be write-in nating Committee did not ad- candidates for an office, but vance Kingsland to the final- write-in candidates may not ist round and she will not be receive any funding for their included on the ballot in next campaign.” week’s student-wide election. The Young Trustee bylaw In what amounts to a authored by DSG in advance of brilliant move on her part, last year’s election includes no Kingsland decided to launch mention of write-in candidates. a campaign anyway. She is Although it is Kingsland’s currently vying for a spot on prerogative to take advanDuke’s Board of Trustees as a tage of the loophole this year, write-in candidate. In the past DSG should recognize that weeks she has published a allowing write-in candidates website, sought the endorse- in the Young Trustee election ment of student groups and is a serious flaw. generally campaigned in the The current bylaw allows

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anyone to run for Young Trustee. Kingsland was named a semifinalist, but future candidates could choose to bypass the formal application process altogether. The DSG election bylaw stipulates that write-in candidates are theoretically bound by the same campaign rules that apply to other candidates, yet this provision seems impossible to enforce. For example, it is entirely unclear whether any other write-in candidates are currently running for Young Trustee. This situation greatly devalues the work of the YTNC. The theory behind the Young Trustee election reforms introduced last year was not to create a carbon copy of DSG elections, which are rightly an open contest. Rather, the intent was for the YTNC

to screen applicants and select three finalists worthy of serving on Duke’s Board. Students then have the final choice among the three. Kingsland’s candidacy certainly changes the game for the YTNC-chosen finalists—seniors Matt Davis, Ben Getson and Michelle Sohn. If Kingsland picks up more votes than any of the three on the ballot, it is possible that campaigning as a writein will become more popular in the future, as this would allow candidates to bypass the arduous formal selection process of the YTNC. Furthermore, Kingsland’s candidacy has the potential to wreak havoc on the election. Because voters are asked to rank the three candidates on the ballot, it remains unclear

how votes for Kingsland will be scored. DSG leaders are also unsure of how they will handle ballots that merely misspell Kingsland’s name, or make other errors such as not ranking all three candidates. Brooke Kingsland has exposed a serious flaw in the Young Trustee election bylaw. Although it is too late to block her candidacy this year, DSG should act swiftly to ensure this does not happen again. The Young Trustee election bylaw must be amended in advance of next year’s election to specifically exclude write-in candidates. Nick Tsipis recused himself from this editorial due to his position on the Young Trsutee Nominating Committee.

People love to hate I’ve found that in light of recent events, I Does she think promiscuous girls only resometimes hesitate to share the fact that I’m a side at Duke? That privileged kids from prep schools flaunt their money only on West CamDukie with strangers. Just last weekend on my red-eye flight from At- pus? That sexcapades are limited to the greater Durham area? lanta to RDU, my airplane neighbor, 16C, a whiskey drinker who smelled Reading her essay made me the part, asked me if I was from as angry as 16C had made me on the airplane. North Carolina. In her rather long-winded ar“Oh, I just go to school in North ticle, Flanagan failed to mention Carolina,” I said, scrambling to find any of Duke’s successes, its influmy iPod to avoid further late night small talk. ential alums or major contributions that Duke repeatedly makes “Well, where in North Carolina molly lester to the community. She totally nedo you go to school?” he asked, annoyed at my vagueness. His southern more taste, less filling glected to mention how the vast majority of Duke students spend twang rang through and whiskey was hot on his breath. their days: working, learning, “Duke,” I said, knowing that this would cause studying, reading and writing. If you ask me, Duke has churned out some some sort of reaction in my intoxicated seat-mate. pretty respectable graduates. “Ha,” he scoffed. “You must be rich!” Interested in science? Hans Dehmelt, Robert I shuddered, but laughed lightheartedly at his assumption, managing to get one earbud in Richardson and Charles Townes each won the my ear before he retorted, “What’re you study- Nobel Prize in Physics. THE Nobel Prize! And what do they all have in common? They all studing, at Dook?” I sighed. “History and English,” knowing I ied at Duke. Enjoy music? I bet you’ve heard of a recent would get another eye roll. To my surprise, he laughed again and replied graduate named Mike Posner. He’s had not just in words that, even as I type them now, make my one, but three hits make it on the Billboard Hot face hot with fury: “Do you want to be unem- 100 list. Not too shabby, if you ask me. ployed?” Want to be successful in the business world? He paused, then added, “Eh, well I guess Duke grads make up an impressive percentage of you’re rich and some rich person at Duke will top guys at Fortune 500 companies. just get you a job. Ain’t that how it works over And I know if I spent another hour on Google, there?” I could find many more illustrious alums. But you I’d had it. I went straight into “iPod-land” and get the point. It’s not a crime to leverage a great left him to his second whiskey and Coke. education and if you gain notoriety for good Why do people hate Duke? Why do people deeds done or fortunes made, so be it. love to hate everything about Duke? Everything Ah yes, and then there is Duke basketball. from our curriculum (so what if I study history Why is there is so much hate out there for and English?) to our social scene (that Power- Coach K and his boys? The Washington Post Point, anyone?) to our basketball team (those sports columnist Mike Wise commented on the Crazies are a little obnoxious)—people don’t dis- unnecessary hatred for Krzyzewski in an article criminate. last week when he wrote, “[Coach K’s] kids What’s worse is that in the last year, there is nearly all graduate, [his] program never smells plenty of literature that supports 16C’s disdain of probation and [his] only major crime is that for our school. he wins.” The Atlantic’s January issue featured one such Wise equates rooting against Duke to rooting article. Caitlin Flanagan, a social critic and for- against “integrity, loyalty and almost unparalleled mer college counselor at a prep school, wrote a success”—oh yeah, and America. piece titled “The Hazards of Duke.” Yes, yes, she’s I mean, I’m certainly proud to be a Blue Devil very clever. and I hope you are, too, despite all the misplaced Not only does she ramble about Karen Owen, contempt out there. the lacrosse scandal (hello, that was so 2006) and People love to hate. And you know what? I say the culture “centered largely on the getting and let ‘em. spending of money,” but she also makes a bold assumption. Molly Lester is a Trinity senior. Her column runs “[S]omething ugly is going on at the university.” every other Tuesday.


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bout a month ago, I set out to find the answers to several questions about what it takes to be a good member of our Board of Trustees so as to be able to cast my vote for Young Trustee intelligently. Richard Riddell, vice president and University secretary, serves as the liaison between the University and the Board of Trustees. He told me that the Board “works hard at helping the University keep a clear strategic focus so that as events happen, as programs are proposed, there’s a real sense about the impact on the strategic vision of the school.” The Board’s particular strength, relative to other University institutions, is providing “society’s input into ongoing University life.” gregory morrison One of the most unique things about finish the thought Duke’s Board is that it incorporates Young Trustees. These members are able to speak to a more recent experience of Duke, a perspective which otherwise might be absent from the Board. Riddell noted that, since the inauguration of the position in 1972, our Young Trustees have “served Duke well” over the years. Dan Blue, Law ’73, a N.C. state senator and chair of the Board of Trustees, agrees. In a letter published in the Chronicle before the first Young Trustee election last year, Blue wrote that he found the perspectives of the Young Trustees “always valuable and insightful: They are close enough to the experience of being a student while also eager to begin the work of ensuring that Duke continues to be a vital institution for future generations of students.” Next Tuesday, we have the opportunity to vote for someone to continue that legacy of service. But how should we evaluate the candidates? To help answer that question, I spoke to several trustees, past and present. Trustees do not—must not—have constituencies. Nathan Garrett, a Trustee emeritus, noted in an e-mail that, “On occasion, there will be conflicts between the University and one or more constituent groups. When that occurs, the trustee must try to understand the arguments on all sides and work to resolve the issues in a manner that will preserve the University and advance its mission.” Janet Hill, a trustee and the mother of alum Grant Hill, Trinity ’94, told me that trustees must possess a real “commitment to Duke and to making Duke better... [Trustees] must be unselfish in our focus on Duke and must want to help all of Duke, not just the one segment we have been associated with.” Trustee Ann Pelham, Trinity ’74, wrote in an e-mail that “no one wants any trustee to take a one-dimensional approach. Trustees are expected to consider the university as a whole, to try to understand all the stakeholders, all the issues, all the opportunities. Individuals... don’t represent a constituency or advocate a particular cause.” Trustees are called upon to pursue the greater good of the institution, not a particular agenda cherished by any particular electoral “base.” A Young Trustee must not enter our boardroom as an advocate for students. We are not electing a representative, responsible to us as his or her constituents. In fact, that type of attitude is completely at odds with the actual responsibilities of the position. Trustees must ask the right questions and do so collaboratively. Pelham noted that good trustees “come prepared, pay attention, question assumptions, expect the best and keep raising the bar, respect other points of view, and keep learning.” Indeed, valuable Board service, she said, is sometimes “simply about the power of critical thinking.” Trustees, said Riddell, must “think broadly” and “understand the difference between management and governance.” At their best, trustees “critique the questions that the administration is asking.” But the Young Trustee shouldn’t be antagonistic. After all, he or she is only one voice of more than 30. Electing a combative Young Trustee is the quickest way to ensure the marginalization of their perspective. Service on our Board is no cakewalk. The challenges of service as a trustee range from the mundane—like keeping up with campus news—to the serious. Indeed, we ask our Board, in Pelham’s phrase, to “see into the future—to understand how to take steps today to prepare Duke for that mysterious world, as it will be two or three or even several decades from now.” You and I, if we deserve the vote we cast, need to understand that our trustees are called to find “the balance between prudence and innovation, between the traditional and the revolutionary.” They must manage risk to advance the mission of the University. Blue told me that a key challenge of trusteeship is to “keep focused on where we want Duke to go, where we want to position it among the great universities of the world.” The broader challenge of Board service is, in Senator Blue’s words, “making sure that [the Board] embodies a big vision, a vision that keeps Duke in the forefront... and [that] develops worthwhile things that serve mankind, that move humankind forward.” We’ve got to make sure that the Young Trustee we elect is someone who loves Duke, who is committed to the University’s mission, and who can meaningfully contribute to a greater vision of where we need to be in the future. Voters and candidates alike must, as Senator Blue told me, “stay focused on all aspects of Duke.” Since we’ve got the power to elect a trustee now, let’s be worthy of it. Banish the parochial and the quotidian. Embrace the strategic and the visionary. Gregory Morrison is Trinity senior and former DSG executive vice president. 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Young Trustee Endorsements Vote Sohn for Young Trustee The Baldwin Scholars are excited to endorse Michelle Sohn for Young Trustee. Michelle is a fellow Baldwin Scholar, and it is the combination of her presence, institutional knowledge and commitment to achieving impact that truly sets her apart as the strongest candidate for this position. Michelle demonstrates a clear understanding of the Young Trustee role and its relation to the Board as a whole. Further, Michelle’s remarkable gift for effective communication will allow her to actively engage Board members in constructive conversations and to pose difficult questions in a calm, personable manner. Above all, Michelle has built institutional knowledge, enviable in both its breadth and depth, while achieving impact through her positions with The Chronicle’s Editorial Board, Duke Student Government and Student Affairs. With her leadership on the genderneutral housing option and the DSG Gender Summit, Michelle brought together diverse opinions, provided actionable recommendations and sought to increase choices for students on campus. She has shown the ability to be forward thinking in her understanding of the University. Ultimately, Michelle is prepared to foster inclusive conversations, to seek out varied opinions and to maintain an actionoriented mindset in her service to the Board. Although Matt Davis, Ben Getson, and fellow

Baldwin Brooke Kingsland all demonstrate passion and preparation for the Young Trustee role, Michelle’s experience and perspective prove her exceptional readiness to act as an effective and meaningful voice on the Board. The Baldwin Scholars proudly put our trust in Michelle Sohn to be a thoughtful and considerate decision-maker as the Young Trustee. ­Elizabeth KonKolics President, The Baldwin Scholars Trinity ‘11 Vote Sohn for Young Trustee Mi Gente, Duke University’s Latino student organization, has wholeheartedly chosen to endorse Michelle Sohn for Young Trustee. We believe that she has accomplished tangible and positive change in her time as an undergraduate. The justice and creativity with which she executed these changes fall directly in line with Mi Gente’s character and values as an organization. We believe that her strong presence and speaking ability will further magnify that which she already brings to the table. As the Undergraduate Young Trustee, Michelle would bring with her a unique Duke experience and positive outlook in order to guide the growth of our University. Stephanie Weiss Co-President, Mi Gente Trinity ‘12

For a safer Duke On January 19, 2011, a graduate student was more administrative support. Safewalks was estabrobbed at gunpoint off East Campus. lished with the Women’s Center, Student Health It was only the latest in a series of incidents that and Men Acting for Change. However, the student seriously question the security of guards were recruited and sustained Duke University. on a volunteer basis. Given the lack Just last semester, Vice President of financial support, it is amazing for Student Affairs Larry Moneta that the group even lasted as long informed the student body of three as it did. robberies. This recent instance adds Considering the numerous innot only to these events, but also to cidences, a program like Safewalks the various robberies outside the should be reinstated within the fringes of Duke’s campus border University’s services. Like Emerrui dai that therefore remain unknown to gency Medical Services, Safewalks a picture’s worth most students. should also become a part of UniMost of us do not feel the danversity life. ger that borders our beloved campus. When we are Currently, students are officially escorted from inside the “Duke bubble,” danger rarely registers in locations through the Duke University Police Emerour minds. gency Dispatch and Duke Van Services, a merger of Students often jog along the dimly lit path be- SafeRides and Duke Hospital’s van service. tween East and West campuses at all hours of the DUPD’s Emergency Dispatch operates 24/7 day and night. They trot through the beautiful through 911 calls from an on-campus landline or scenery without having to look over their backs (919) 684-2444 from any phone. It is mainly used every other second to make sure that there isn’t a in emergencies and receives approximately 30,000 proverbial hooded figure waiting for the perfect service calls from the public, according to its webmoment to pounce on unsuspecting students. site. However, not many students think to request A significant amount of students feel safe at a safety escort when only traveling from one camDuke. Perhaps that is why we are so susceptible pus to another. Few students even realize that the to the robberies and various other incidences DUPD provides this service. that have occurred throughout the past few Duke Van Services provides Duke employees years at Duke. and students free transportation to areas to which In August of 2009, a senior was shot in the ab- Duke’s buses have little or no access or at times afdomen during a robbery while walking back late ter buses have stopped running. Duke Van Services at night with his girlfriend. And in January 2008, transports a large number of individuals per night Abhijit Mahato, a graduate student, was murdered from various locations within a select boundary. It during a break-in of his apartment. is a popular service among students and employees The only difference between robbery at gun- who live just off campus. point and murder is whether the gun goes off. Unfortunately, there are also many restrictions No student should ever have to fall victim to such to riding in the Duke Vans. The vans only pick stuegregious crimes. In order to prevent this from ever dents up from areas designated as Duke-affiliated. happening again, a more comprehensive system These restrictions create an inefficient and cummust be implemented. bersome system. Many universities across the country employ a These two services, Duke Van Services and security escort system so students will never have to Emergency Dispatch, are crucial to protecting the walk alone. Brown University, for example, funds safety of Duke students and faculty. But they are not a student-run safety escort security service to walk enough. As shown by the latest trespasses against individual students to and from various locations. Duke students’ safety, a more comprehensive sysIn 2004, Duke students established a similar tem must be put in place. service, named Duke University Safewalks. Since The fact that a university of Duke’s caliber lacks then, the group has faded slowly into obscurity. The a viable and popularized escort system is unacgroup became inactive when its last generation of ceptable. leaders graduated from Duke in 2009, but it can still be found listed on some University websites. Rui Dai is a Trinity sophomore. Her column runs evIn hindsight, the group should have been given ery other Tuesday.


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EXHIBITION. Sparkle and Twang: An American Musical Odyssey. Country music icon Marty Stuart’s photographs of some of the most famous stars in American music. January 31 through March 31. Center for Documentary Studies. Free. EXHIBITION. Philanthropist, Environmentalist, Collector: Doris Duke and Her Estates. Through April 3. Perkins Library Gallery. Free. EXHIBITION. Al Margen: Photographs by Petra Barth. Through May 1. Perkins Library Special Collections Gallery. Free. EXHIBITION. Jazz in New York. A Community of Visions. Spanish photographer Lourdes Delgado documents in spectacular detail the lives and personalities of contemporary New York jazz musicians in their homes. Through July 9. Center for Documentary Studies. Free.

February 12 DANCE. blues wimmin and Other Performance and Video Works. Andrea E. Woods, choreographer. Featuring dancers: Danika Manso-Brown, Christianna Murphy Brown, Kristin Taylor and Andrea E. Woods. Musical guest, Shana Tucker. 7:30pm. Ark Dance Studio, East Campus. $10, General, $5 students. February 17 MUSIC. Duke Jazz Ensemble. John Brown, dir. Guest artist Brad Leali, saxophone. 8pm. Baldwin Auditorium. $10 general, $5 students/seniors. February 18 MUSIC. Rare Music: Voice/Flute. Karen Cook, director of the Duke Collegium Musicum. 4pm. Rare Book Room, Perkins Library. Free. MUSIC. Violin Master Class with Emanuel Borok. 5pm. Nelson Music Room. Free.

February 9 FILM. Full Frame Winter Series Screening. 7pm. American Tobacco Campus, Bay 7. Free.

February 19 MUSIC. Chamber Music Master Class with the St. Lawrence String Quartet. 12pm. Nelson Music Room. Free.

February 10 TALK. Jazz Then and Now: Branford Marsalis and Sam Stephenson in Conversation. In conjunction with The Jazz Loft Project exhibition at the Nasher Museum of Art. 7pm. Hayti Heritage Center. Free.

February 20 MUSIC. Triangle Wind Ensemble. Evan Feldman, guest conductor. Works include Scott Lindroth’s Spin Cycle. 2pm. Baldwin Auditorium. $10 general, $5 students.

TALK. WOLA Human Rights Panel. Current and former directors of the Washington Office on Latin America. 5pm. Rare Book Room, Perkins Library. Free. February 11 MOVIE. Woodpecker. Fanatical birdwatchers descend upon a small town in the Arkansas bayou in hopes of finding the celebrated ivory-billed woodpecker, declared extinct in the 1940’s but apparently recently spotted, with Alex Karpovsky. 7pm. Center for Documentary Studies. Free. MUSIC. Piano Master Class with Jeremy Denk. 5pm. Baldwin Auditorium. Free.

MUSIC. James Moesner. Famed as both a musician and university administrator, former UNC Chancellor Moeser will feature the Chapel’s Flentrop and Aeolian organs. 5pm. Duke Chapel. Free. February 21 TALK. Re-Imagining the Academy. Ben Wildavsky, senior fellow at the Kauffman Foundation. 5pm. Gothic Reading Room, Perkins Library. Free. February 22 MUSIC. More Music by Bill Robinson. Featuring Eric Pritchard, violin; Vincent van Gelder, cello; John Noel, piano; Joseph Robinson, oboe; Mary Kay Robinson, violin; Thomas Warburton, piano; Yoram Youngerman, viola; Stephanie Vial, cello. 8pm. Nelson Music Room. Free.

NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT PERSIAN CATS All events are free and open to the general public. Unless otherwise noted, screenings are at 7 pm in the Griffith Film Theater, Bryan Center. W = Richard White Aud., N = Nasher Museum Auditorium, P = Perkins Rare Book Room February 10 An evening with experimental filmmaker Roger Deutsch (Carr 103). Deutsch will present a selection of his own works. February 14 CAPE NO. 7 (Taiwan, 2008) Cine-East:East Asian Cinema-Taiwan Cinema Showcase. February 15 RESTREPO w/co-director Tim Hetherington! Kenan Ethics Series: ‘Communities’. Documentary about a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. February 21 PARKING (Taiwan, 2008) Cine-East:East Asian Cinema--Taiwan Cinema Showcase. Dark comedy masterpiece. February 22 NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT PERSIAN CATS (Iran, 2009) (8pm) Modern Cinema of the Middle East--New Iranian Cinema. Bahman Ghobadi’s tribute to the courage of Iran’s underground musicians.

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