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Tuesday, March 22, 2011
ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTH YEAR, Issue 117
MMS grows 71 MRST DUKE 66 despite doubts Freshman Gray leads comeback of practicality Blue Devils survive second-round scare
by Matt Barnett THE CHRONICLE
Duke’s undergraduate Markets and Management Studies certificate has a devoted student following, despite the fact that some have criticized its practicality. The certificate program has grown significantly in the last 20 years, said Lisa Keister, professor and director of the Markets and Management Studies certificate program. In May 2011, 211 students will graduate with the certificate on their transcripts. For the 2009-2010 academic year—the most recent year for which statistics are available—620 students were enrolled in the certificate program. Only 24 students were enrolled in the program in 1989—one of the first years the certificate was offered. Junior Juan Pablo Garcia, a candidate for the certificate, said the skills he has gained will be useful in his professional career. “MMS has taught me a lot about the ‘soft’ side of business, and this will be very handy as I grow as a professional,” Garcia said. “It has given me a lot of skills that will definitely help me once I have a job.” Yet some alumni and professors have expressed disagreement about whether the program should maintain a pre-professional or more liberal arts focus. In February, Scott de Marchi, director of See mms on page 6
by Steven Slywka THE CHRONICLE
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Freshman Chelsea Gray scored 13 points in last night’s 71-66 win over Marist, but none were more important than the eight she had in the contest’s last three minutes. Duke advanced to the Sweet 16.
All season-long, Duke has looked for senior Jasmine Thomas to hit the big shots that capped its improbable comebacks. But last night, it came down to a freshman who played like it was her last game in a Blue Devil uniform. Chelsea Gray scored eight points in the final three minutes—including a 3-pointer—and made two key steals to give the Blue Devils a 71-66 win over Marist and vault the team into the Sweet 16. Her play also prevented Duke from falling in a shocking second-round upset against the 10-seeded Red Foxes. “This is March,” Krystal Thomas said. “It’s survive-and-advance time. We’ll take the fact that we did win.” Duke trailed nearly the entire game, but thanks to the late rally keyed by Gray, the Blue Devils were able to withstand 25 points from Corielle Yarde to keep their season alive. With three minutes remaining and the shot clock winding down, Gray launched a three from well behind the line to cut the Red Foxes’ lead to one. Then, on the See w. basketball on Page 10
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Election schedule changes to prevent voter ‘burnout’ by Anna Koelsch THE CHRONICLE
After low voter turnout for the second of two Duke Student Government elections last year, DSG has reshuffled the executive board and Senate election schedule. Although DSG grouped committee vice president elections with Senate elections last year, the student body will return this year to choosing vice presidents on the same day as the president and executive vice president. “It was our hope that by combining the two elections, we would elevate focus on vice president elections, which in our minds are equally as important [as president and executive vice president],” said DSG Executive Vice President Pete Schork, a junior, who wrote the executive order in
September changing the election based on an agreement between the executive board and the cabinet. The executive order was written last summer while the Senate was out of session, but the Senate had the opportunity to repeal the legislation this Fall. Last year, committee vice president elections were held with Senate elections to allow president and executive vice president candidates to run for other positions on the executive board if they did not win their first-choice position, said senior Gregory Morrison, former DSG executive vice president and a Chronicle columnist. He added that the process did not have its intended effect. “When Awa Nur [Trinity ’10] won, Mike Lefevre and Chelsea Goldstein [Trinity ’10] lost.... Our 2009-2010 executive board
would have been strong if they’d had the opportunity to be elected to [other] positions,” Morrison said. “The split election was designed to allow more continuity in the upper ranks of DSG.” None of last year’s unsuccessful candidates, however, sought a committee vice president position after losing the race for president or executive vice president. DSG President Mike Lefevre, a senior, said the organization “loses so much talent” when unsuccessful contenders do not attempt to gain a different position. “It was such a grueling process to run for executive vice president and president that nobody took advantage of the opportunity to run for something else,” Lefevre said. In addition to the lack of former contenders running for other executive
board positions, last year’s separate elections presented a large voter turnout discrepancy. Although 41.5 percent of the student body cast votes for president and executive vice president, only 26 percent voted in the election for committee vice presidents and senators, Schork wrote in an email. Schork attributed this drop in votes to “burnout” because the student body participated in two elections last year—Young Trustee in February and DSG president and executive vice president in March—prior to selecting committee vice presidents and the Senate in April. Although Lefevre said voter turnout will increase with the new schedule, he expressed concern for the Senate election See dsg on page 6
Grilled cheese bus needs funds to open, Page 4
“Providing information to law enforcement about those activities is one form of cooperation.”
—Professor David Schanzer on preventing radicalism. See story page 3
TEDx comes to Duke, Page 4
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Rick Hendrick Lecture Fuqua McClendon room, 4-5p.m. The owner of Hendrick Motorsports, one of Nascar’s legendary racing organizations, speaks on teamwork in business.
Duke Chorale Tour Concert Baldwin Auditorium, 8-9:30 p.m. The Duke Chorale, directed by Rodney Wynkoop, presents a concert featuring highlights from their Spring Break Tour.
10 to 11 Griffith Film Theater, 8-10p.m. Watch a Modern Cinemas of the Middle East screening of the Turkish film “10 to 11” about the memories of a man in Istanbul.
“Gray makes one of two, and with Marist trying to tie, Ockenden’s three pointer bounces off the rim. Peters ices it with two ft’s and Duke advances! All smiles around the Duke huddle, as they will advance to the Sweet 16, and Cameron gives them a standing ovation. After her interview Krystal Thomas runs off with her hands in the air as she has played her last game in Cameron. Jasmine does the same.” — From The Chronicle’s Sports Blog sports.chronicleblogs.com
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Sheila Smink, pictured here with her granddaughter Jozelinn Smink, has lived near Three Mile Island for 30 years and is not concerned. The crisis on March 28, 1979, led to major changes in the nuclear power industry. The plant generates electricity for 800,000 households. Precuations are now in place against disaster such as the availibilty of iodine pills, access to a disaster room, and warnings.
So quick bright things come to confusion. — William Shakespeare
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Republicans propose 5.2 EU plans to conduct tests percent NIH funding cut on nuclear power plants WASHINGTON — When House Republicans took power in 1995 determined to cut spending in a battle that shut down the U.S. government, then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich was persuaded to spare the National Institutes of Health. Gingrich not only reconsidered his party’s proposed cuts to the NIH budget after hearing concerns from business executives and Nobel laureates, he later supported a bipartisan move to double the research center’s funding over five years. For Republicans who took control of the House this year, those concerns aren’t resonating, and the NIH lacks a Republican champion. House Republicans are now pressing for a $1.6 billion, or 5.2 percent, spending cut to the center in Bethesda, Maryland, which includes the National Cancer Institute and other medical-research facilities.
BRUSSELS — European Union energy ministers predicted it would take months to start EU-wide nuclear “stress tests” as Germany led a push for stringent common rules and said national leaders must tackle the matter later this week. The energy ministers from the 27-nation EU said checks on the region’s 143 atomic plants following Japan’s nuclear accident would probably get under way in the second half of this year on a voluntary basis. The tests may cover threats from earthquakes, floods, airplane crashes and terrorists as well as reactors’ cooling systems and their age, said EU officials. “I’m not sure that all countries will proceed in as demanding a manner as we have planned in Germany,” German Economy Minister Rainer Bruederle, who also handles energy policy, told reporters in Brussels after the emergency EU meeting.
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Q&A with David Schanzer Homeland Security Chairman Rep. Peter King, R-NY, recently convened controversial hearings on homegrown Muslim radicalization in the United States. During the hearings, congressmen cited research by the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security, a joint research endeavor by Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and RTI International. David Schanzer, associate professor of the practice of public policy, serves as director of the Triangle Center and has written extensively on topics of counterterrorism and national security. He is the lead author of the Triangle Center’s 2010 report “Anti-Terror Lessons of Muslim Americans,” which found a number of ways in which Muslim communities actively work to prevent radicalization and homegrown terrorism in their communities. Schanzer recently spoke with The Chronicle’s Julian Spector. The Chronicle: What is the stated goal of the King hearings, and do you think Congress will be successful at achieving it? David Schanzer: I don’t think that Congressman King has really articulated a clear goal for the hearings, which is one of the problems. He has said that he wants to prevent radicalization, which I think is a goal shared by Muslims, non-Muslims and law enforcement. But it is not clear that the hearings, the way he’s structured them, will achieve that goal. TC: Were the hearings necessary? DS: Congress has held multiple hearings on this topic of Muslim radicalization. Senator [Joe] Lieberman [I-Conn.] and Representative Jane Harman [D-Calif.] held hearings on this issue, so I don’t think the topic is taboo or should be taboo. We have a problem with young Muslim Americans who are adopting this radical ideology and turning towards violence. It’s not a widespread phenomenon, but there’s a sufficient quantity for it to be of concern to the American people and therefore Congress. The question is, what’s the best way to address the problem and how can congressional hearings bring us toward solutions? TC: How can congressional hearings bring us toward solutions? DS: A properly conceived hearing could try to get an understanding of why people turn towards radical ideol-
ogy and look at types of interventions that would prevent them from going down that path. They could explore ways to build better trust between Muslim communities and law enforcement so that information about potential violence can reach authorities before it happens. A well devised inquiry could reduce the anti-Muslim sentiment in the United States that I believe could contrib-
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Public policy professor David Schanzer, a director of the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security, discusses Muslim radicalization.
ute toward radicalization in the future. TC: What specifically is King doing wrong? DS: Unfortunately, over the past couple of years he’s made a number of statements where he really conflates radical Islam, which is problematic and can lead toward violence, with the mainstream Islam that is practiced by the majority of Muslim Americans and is peaceful and nonviolent. He has made numerous statements that suggest a hostility toward the Muslim community as a whole. That really polarized the whole project, so Muslims viewed the hearings as a challenge to their patriotism. I don’t believe that was Congressman King’s intention, but it has been perceived that way, and when you start off like that it is hard to do anything productive. He spent a lot of time justifying why he was having hearings at all and backing away from previous statements—in the end it turned out to not be a particularly useful exercise. TC: What are the effects of these hearings on non-Muslim citizens’ perceptions of Muslims and Muslims’ perceptions of other citizens? DS: That’s a complicated question. A lot of the media coverage I saw rebutted much of what Congressman King was trying to do. He made the point that he didn’t think Muslim Americans were successfully supporting law enforcement. All the evidence that came out at the hearing proved otherwise. There were anecdotes, but the question of the behavior of communities as a whole was soundly rebutted. Our research at the Triangle Center shows that out of 120 instances of Muslim Americans being arrested on terrorism charges, in 48 of them information leading to their arrest came from Muslim Americans. King also appeared to be attempting to give the impression that radical violent thought within the Muslim community was much more widespread than it actually is, and I don’t think the media coverage before the hearing or during the hearing supported that. It’s all happening in a background of growing antiIslamic sentiment in this country. Polling since 9/11 has shown an increasing dissatisfaction or uncertainty among See schanzer on page 7
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TEDxDuke to feature Grilled Cheese Bus to raise 15 diverse speakers money for local community by Tong Xiang THE CHRONICLE
Entrepreneurs, Duke neuroscientists and a beatboxing flautist will be coming to Duke April 2 under the banner of the TED brand, known for its compelling series of online lecture videos. In an independently organized event, TEDxDuke will feature 15 Duke students, faculty and surprise guests speaking to an audience about their intellectual passions. The event will be held in the form of a conference that aims to mimic
the short, diverse and creative format of TED talks, said organizer Chelsea Ursaner, a junior. “The TED format of the short speech is perfect, it appeals to people like me who have a short attention span but are interested in a lot of things,” Ursaner explained. “That’s the beauty of a TED or TEDx conference—it makes you realize that there are so many things that you weren’t aware you were interested in.” See tedx on page 8
Chronicle graphic by Melissa Yeo
Fuqua professor Tony O’Driscoll, Haiti Lab co-Director Deborah Jenson and Dan Ariely, James B. Duke professor of psychology and behavioral economics will be among the speakers at TEDxDuke April 2.
SOFC SPONSORED UPCOMING EVENTS ON CAMPUS Monday 3/21/2011 Event: Conservation is…Art: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Biodiversity through Art Location: Bryan Center Event: One Roof Location: Goodson Chapel Time: 7:30P.M. – 9:00P.M. Event: NMU Journal Club Location: Link Time: 6:00P.M. – 7:30P.M. Tuesday 3/22/2011 Event: 389 Miles Screening Location: Social Science 136 Time: 7:00 P.M. Event: Conservation is…Art: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Biodiversity through Art Location: Bryan Center Wednesday 3/23/2011 Event: Spring Ball presented by Duke Habitat Location: Kirby Horton Hall, Doris Duke Time: 5:00 P.M. – 10:00P.M. Event: Conservation is…Art: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Biodiversity through Art Location: Bryan Center
Friday 3/25/2011 Event: Conservation is…Art: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Biodiversity through Art Location: Bryan Center Event: All of the Above Location: 209 East Duke Time: 6:00P.M. Saturday 3/26/2011 Event: Primate Palooza: Lemur Center Tours Location: Duke Lemur Center Time: 3:30P.M. – 5:00P.M. Event: Conservation is…Art: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Biodiversity through Art Location: Bryan Center Event: BSAI Farewell Dinner Location: Von Canon Time: 5:00 P.M. Event: All of the Above Location: 209 East Duke Time: 7:00P.M.
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by Michael Shammas THE CHRONICLE
Durham residents and Dukies who crave grilled cheese sandwiches may soon have a chance to satisfy their craving and raise money for community organizations at the same time. The Liberacion Juice Station stopped serving smoothies last year, but its owner Zulayka Santiago hopes to keep the school-bus-turned-food-truck running by converting the vehicle into a grilled cheese vendor. She is offering the bus at a reduced price to Elena Everett—community media director of the left-wing, Durham-based Southern Coalition for Social Justice—who aims to use the bus to give opportunities to the city’s low-income youth. The effort is being coordinated with South Eastern Efforts Developing Sustainable Spaces, Inc., an organization that recruits young people to grow food locally. Santiago and Everett eventually hope that revenue raised from the planned Grilled Cheese Bus will promote social justice. A kickoff party was held March 19, and the Grilled Cheese Bus will be making rounds in Durham as soon as Everett raises enough money. “The most important part of this project are the young people,” Everett wrote in an email. “All revenue generated by the bus will go toward projects that [they] vote on—projects that will improve our communities and create positive social change.”
The menu will strive for quality over quantity, serving mostly grilled cheese sandwiches but also allowing customers to add locally-grown, exotic add-ons such as pimento cheese, agua frescas, pickled okra and tomato soup, she added. Although Everett said the quality of the food will be a priority, she emphasized that the social justice component is equally as important as the food. The bus will help young Durhamites by See bus on page 6
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The Grilled Cheese Bus, which held its kick-off party March 19, will be run by local youth.
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Quake aftershocks keep Japanese in fear By Michael Alison Chandler The Washington Post
TOKYO — This modern city stands improbably intact 10 days after the largest earthquake in Japan's history, but many residents are still deeply rattled by the record temblor. It's hard to forget. The shaking hasn't stopped. More than 250 aftershocks larger than magnitude 5.0 were recorded the following week, including three above 7. In tea houses and on Twitter, many worry another Big One is coming. "We can never quite relax," said Keisuke Okayasu, a systems engineer who spent Sunday afternoon at a hardware store with his girlfriend sorting through a ravaged table of disaster supplies so they could update their emergency kit. For those who grew up in the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, atop colliding continental plates, the earth's shudders and shifts are intimately familiar. "Earthquakes are like rain," Okayasu said. But the March 11 quake that bent skyscrapers and sent people bolting into stairwells was different. It was scarier. And for many, the earthquake safety tips taught from elementary school on have suddenly taken on a new relevance as Japanese people prepare mentally and physically for another major quake. Okayasu went to the hardware store to buy a flashlight and a radio, but they were sold out. He left with a $90 water filter that can make "even muddy water drinkable," he said. Around the world, news of the earthquake was quickly overshadowed by the resulting 23-foot tsunami and a mounting nuclear crisis. In Tokyo, too, anxieties are not isolated to earthquakes: Millions of people have logged on to monitor Geiger counter readings from across the city that are posted daily on news sites and streamed in real time. But 150 miles south of the crippled reactors, radiation levels have remained low, while the repeated jolts from the earth's shifting crust have been a vivid reminder of mortality. Across Tokyo, people are emptying store shelves of batteries and rice, and storing gallons of water in their bathrooms, just in case. More people are commuting by bicycle instead of taking the subway, which stalled March 11. Some are carrying safety helmets to protect against falling objects. Okayasu's shoe designer girlfriend Chihiro Osada stopped wearing high heels, in case she needs to walk miles home. The couple now sleeps with the bedroom door ajar, so it doesn't jam if the walls shift. And they downloaded a free iPhone application called Yure Kuru — or tremor coming — that is supposed to sound an alarm in advance of an earthquake. They said service has been spotty, irregularities the application's Web site attributes to a spike in users. Seismologists say it's difficult, or impossible, to predict where earthquakes will occur. But rumors and speculation abound about where the big temblor will be and whether the massive shift in the Pacific plate could incite an earth-
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Downtown Tokyo is still feeling the many aftershocks generated by the 9.0-magnitude earthquake which rocked the country March 11.
quake along a fault directly under Tokyo. The epicenter for the March 11 quake was 230 miles northeast of the city. Dark predictions have even spawned a new kind of humor. Friends at restaurants urge each other to "Enjoy your sashimi, it may be your last!" They part ways with a sorrowful, "This may be the last time we see each other." During the day, Hiromi Yaku, 27, a Tokyo saleswoman at an interior decorating store, carries a backpack filled with food and water, as well as her cellphone charger and an umbrella. At night, while Tokyo's infamous blazing billboards are turned off to save energy, she sleeps with her lights on. In the dark, her body and mind search for the slightest movement. "I feel quake-drunk," she said. "There are so many now that I feel it even when they are not happening." The anticipation is more tiring than terrifying, said Sara Falchi, a teacher from Italy and a scholar of Japanese culture who has lived in Tokyo for more than a decade. She
watched in dismay as many foreign residents left at their embassy's urging and said she did not want to be driven out by panic. "I'm trying to be cool," she said from a cafe table where she had settled in to read. "But I still feel the pressure." Fashion stylist Fukazawa Yata, 27, said he also tries to remain calm. He hasn't rushed to stock the perfect earthquake kit, and he doesn't think you can control something that's out of control. "If the big one comes, then it's the end of the world. That's my thinking. Rather than living with fear, I say, `So be it,' " he said. Still, he can't avoid every nagging fear. As he sat down for sake with his friend Sunday night, the thought of his dog alone in his apartment crossed his mind. If the big one comes now, what will happen to him? "I know it's a risk," he said.
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Questions raised on US role in Libya by Karen DeYoung and Peter Finn The Washington Post
The prominent role played by the United States in carrying out and commanding the initial coalition attacks on Libya appeared to extend far beyond President Barack Obama's description of a narrow mission in which U.S. forces would play only a supporting part. Senior U.S. military officials continued Sunday to describe the U.S. involvement as “limited” in extent and duration. They emphasized plans to relinquish command and control responsibilities to coalition partners within days. They repeated Obama's pledge that no U.S. ground troops would be deployed. But administration officials and military leaders came under a barrage of questions —raised by members of Congress, outside experts and reporters—about the parameters of U.S. participation and the operation's goals, especially if Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi does not capitulate. “There have been lots of options which have been discussed, but I think it's very uncertain how this ends,” Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, acknowledged on CBS's “Face the Nation.” Mullen, who appeared on five television talk shows, was pressed repeatedly to define the mission and its objectives. “I think circumstances will drive where this goes in the See Libya on page 8
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providing them job opportunities, teaching them social entrepreneurship skills and offering them a safe social outlet. “The Grilled Cheese Bus is committed to green practices and the local economy,” Everett said. “All our bread will be made by local bakers, and many of our ingredients will be seasonal and produced by North Carolina farmers. We will use only biodegradable products to serve our sandwiches, and we run our bus on biodiesel.” She added that young people will become proficient in areas ranging from social networking to finance. “Young people who are hired will learn marketing skills, culinary skills and financial literacy [by] learning how to develop a menu, read a spreadsheet and work a Twitter feed.” Although the Liberacion Juice Station mostly served downtown Durham, Everett said she hopes to drive the Grilled Cheese Bus to Duke’s campus soon after operations begin. Junior Caitlin Ryan said she thinks the bus sounds like an interesting idea. “We need more food options, and it will be for a good cause,” she said. “I really hope they come to Duke.” The project will launch a campaign March 30 on kickstarter.com— a website that helps entrepreneurs finance their initiatives—to help get the bus on the road. Everett’s goal is to raise $8,000, which will help her maintain the bus and give her the start-up capital needed to launch the project.
undergraduate studies in political science, criticized the seemingly pre-professional nature of the certificate in an interview with The Chronicle. Idan Koren, Trinity ’09 and an MMS certificate recipient, expressed similar sentiment. “I don’t think MMS’s point is to get you a job—if at all, its point is to provide you with the knowledge you need to make your own job,” Koren said. “And in that aspect, it’s lacking quite a bit.” Koren added that he would have liked to learn more practical details of business in the courses. “MMS is the closest thing we have to entrepreneurship, but unfortunately, it’s just not real-world practical,” he said. “How do I go about incorporating the right type of company? Getting the right lawyers? Networking with the right people, maybe get myself the right advisor?” In contrast, junior George Pearkes defended the practicality of the program, which he views as the closest thing Duke offers to a business degree. “I think that the goal of the program is to give Duke students an opportunity to develop skills that are related to a career in a business field that aren’t purely academic in nature,” he said. “You’re looking at things that are outside of the ivory tower, which is sort of nice.” But professors within the program said the chance of the University offering a prebusiness major appears slim. It is unlikely that the program will ever be offered as a major, Keister said. “I don’t think we want our university to become a technical school,” she said. “So much of our prestige comes from the liberal arts focus. I think we want to keep it that way.” George Grody, a visiting associate professor for MMS and a former marketing executive at Proctor and Gamble, emphasized the difference between the certificate and a business degree, noting that skills
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DSG from page 1 because DSG has struggled in the past with generating substantial interest in the election of committee senators. Schork added that last year’s timetable presented problems with student groups endorsing candidates for DSG president and executive vice president but not com-
taught within MMS courses could be applied broadly. “Because MMS is interdisciplinary, it’s not an undergraduate business degree,” Grody said. “We’re helping students develop skills they can use in any job they go into, whether it’s teaching, becoming a doctor or becoming an engineer.” Keister noted that the degree of practicality varies from course to course and that graduates of the program have found success both on and off campus. “The skills are a powerful package that you can sell to employers,” she said. “A couple of our students won the Start-Up Challenge.” And many of the graduates recently indicated that they were satisfied with the program. The 2010 senior exit poll reported that more than 97 percent of the students were happy with the program, Keister said. Despite its success, the program does face a challenge in expanding its faculty because of its status as a certificate, she noted. “I would really like to see us hire more regular rank faculty,” Keister said. “We could really expand course offerings with more faculty. [Markets and Management Studies] does not have faculty, though, so those hires have to be in core disciplines.” Koren said despite its flaws, he found certain aspects of the program inspirational. “In general, the things I really gained enrolled in the MMS certififrom MMS are cate program in 2009-2010 the few words here and there that a few professors told me that inspired me or made me think difenrolled in the MMS certififerently,” he cate program in 1989 said.
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mittee vice presidential candidates, noting that burnout applied especially to groups who previously endorsed a candidate for Young Trustee. “Returning to what we’ve had in the past will shift focus and eliminate that division of importance,” Schork said. The executive board election will take place April 6 and the Senate election will occur April 21.
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schanzer from page 3 Americans about their feeling towards Islam and Muslim Americans. One impact is that the Muslim-American community was certainly galvanized and maybe motivated to take more aggressive or more visible actions to affirming their American values and dedication to combating radicalization and cooperating with law enforcement. Ironically, the hearings could have a positive impact. TC: In what ways do Muslim communities prevent radicalization? DS: First, they have a consistent record of speaking out against terrorist violence, which is important—to get out on the record to Muslim communities here and around the world that violence is outlawed by and made illegal by Islamic laws. Muslims did communicate and cooperate with law enforcement in thwarting terrorist plots, building strong community organizations, engaging in political activity and providing strong Islamic education. The latter things were not necessarily undertaken for that purpose, but we believe they have a positive impact on counterterrorism. Providing information to law enforcement about those activities is one form of cooperation. Another form is notifying authorities when individuals seem to be adapting a radical ideology that could lead towards violence. That becomes a tricky issue because holding extreme religious or political views in America is not a crime. Indeed, it is protected First Amendment activity. What do we want communities to do in this instance? That’s why building trust is so important. The communities want to save their young people and they don’t want them to face prosecution when they can still be salvaged. Law enforcement needs to know when young Muslims are headed down the wrong path, but they will not get this information unless they have many different types of interventions that do not inevitably lead to 20 year prison sentences. TC: What is the current state of homegrown radicalization in the United States? DS: In our most recent study, the most recent data shows 161 Muslim Americans who have either engaged in terrorist acts, been arrested in terrorist charges or joined an armed fighting group. That’s 15 or 16 a year since 9/11 who have gone down the path towards violence. That’s not an insignificant amount, but it’s not a widespread or an overwhelming social phenom-
enon. During that same time period, there have been 150,000 murders and 13 million violent crimes. The [violence] from the 161 has accounted for 37 deaths in the United States and 62 individuals wounded since 9/11. I don’t dismiss that [domestic Islamic radicalization] is a serious problem, but I think you have to put it in some sort of context. TC: What do you think Congress should be doing about it? DS: The first thing to be said is that many steps are things that could be taken by Muslim-American communities, and indeed government [involvement] would be unproductive or maybe even counterproductive. Communities need to educate themselves about signs that an individual is moving toward radicalization. They need to develop programs to intervene with young people when they see this happen. In my opinion they need to be more outspoken, not just against violence after it occurs, but to really challenge the ideology of [Osama] bin Laden and [Anwar] alAwlaki, which purports that violent action against the West is a duty that must be undertaken by all Muslims.
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Students gather in the Bryan Center to enjoy performances from a number of student groups to raise money for chimpanzee conservation.
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On the governmental side, steps [must be taken] to continue to build trust between Muslim-American communities and law enforcement and government officials, so there is as much flow of information as possible. That is extremely important. With recent immigrants, we have to remember that many fled countries where they feared the police, so the idea of interacting on a regular basis with law enforcement is not something that comes naturally. Finally, something both political leaders and corporate and community leaders can work on across the country is reducing the anit-Islamic sentiment in this country, which is both un-American and dangerous to our counterterrorism efforts. Our research suggests that radicalization in America is a serious issue. Addressing it will require work within the community itself but also support from non-Muslims, people of other faiths and law enforcement acting cooperatively. The extent to which we can tone down hostility, understand the limited nature of the threat and work together to find effective solutions, we’ll be the better for it.
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tedx from page 4 TED, which stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design, is a nonprofit organization which puts on lectures and performances by scientists, entrepreneurs, artists and other public intellectuals. The organization also licenses the TED brand in the form of TEDx programs, which are independently coordinated events organized along the format of the TED talks. TEDx—a branch of the TED organization that was established in 2009—is now experiencing rapid growth in its use among universities and other groups. According to its website, 186 TEDx events took place in 46 countries last month. Although organizers for TEDx events apply to use the TED name and must abide by certain rules, they have control in selecting the presenters at their conferences. According to its website, TED only requires that each TEDx event retain the TED format of combining short talks with performances and demonstrations, feature
two pre-recorded TEDTalks videos and avoid a commercial or political bias. To recruit speakers, the general public was asked to nominate non-student candidates who were then invited by TEDxDuke to present. Students also directly applied for the opportunity to give talks. Sophomore David Watson—who will present the story of his cross-country bike tour to raise awareness for peace initiatives in the Democratic Republic of the Congo—said he sees the event’s role as a collaborative learning experience as its greatest strength. “[TED] is about how you can present an idea in a short format that encourages people to interact afterwards,” he said. “There’s a lot of interplay between the audience and presenters.” Six presentations will be given by students with another six given by Duke faculty, including Tony O’Driscoll, professor of the practice of business administration at the Fuqua School of Business, co-Director of the Haiti Lab Deborah Jenson and Dan Ariely, James B. Duke professor of psychology and behavioral eco-
nomics. Ursaner declined to disclose the remaining presenters and said she wished to keep some elements of the event a surprise. The event has been highly anticipated, and 150 free student seats were sold out within an hour of going on sale with several hundred students placed on a waitlist. TEDxDuke is also selling general admission seats for $25. With a budget of $20,000, the talks were sponsored through a variety of sources, including the John Spencer Bassett Fund Committee, the Student Organization Finance Committee and the Smart Home. Junior Vansh Muttreja will be presenting a tool he created that allows real-time remote collaboration on white boards. Noting in an email that TED is known for showcasing innovative and creative ideas, Muttreja said he is excited for the potential of the event. “I am of the opinion that TED is now one of the premier platforms for individuals to introduce the world to their ingenious ideas,” Muttreja wrote. “I am extremely excited to share my project.”
libya from page 6 Artist Talk & Book Signing: Carolee Schneemann Wednesday, March 23 at 6 PM Free and open to the public. Meet New York artist Carolee Schneemann, the performance artist known since the ‘60s for her groundbreaking work on the body, sexuality and gender. She will read from the new book, Correspondence
Course: An Epistolary History of Carolee Schneemann and Her Circle, edited, annotated, and with an introduction by Kristine Stiles, Duke’s France Family Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies, and published by Duke University Press. The artist will also introduce and screen four of her films, including her renowned film Fuses (1964-1967). Followed by a reception.
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future,” he told CNN's “State of the Union.” Could it end with Gadhafi remaining in power? “That's certainly, potentially, one outcome," Mullen said on NBC's “Meet the Press,” using language he repeated in other interviews. "I wouldn't go so far as to say we're not going to have airplanes over Libya in three or four days.” In a briefing for reporters traveling with Obama in South America, National Security Adviser Thomas Donilon said command would be transferred, possibly to NATO, in “days, not weeks,” and described the goal of the first phase of the mission as “crystal clear.” “The focus right now was on a direct threat to citizens”of Libya, he said, “in response to requests” from Arab governments and under last week's U.N. resolution authorizing member states to take “all necessary measures” to protect civilians. The result of the first phase has been establishment of a no-fly zone that Pentagon officials said now extended from Tripoli in the west to Benghazi in the east, and, as Donilon said, to “prevent what could have been a catastrophe in Benghazi” as Gadhafi's military forces began a major attack on the city Saturday. Donilon said that the United States had brought its “unique capabilities” at the outset of the operation to “simultaneously in a single evening... go after” Libya's air defenses and capabilities, allowing French and British planes to then establish a no-fly zone over Libya. “This is a limited-in-scope-duration-and-task operation,” Donilon said of the U.S. role. U.S. forces will quickly move into the background, he said, providing jamming of Libyan government communications, surveillance and intelligence and refueling for coalition aircraft. Donilon and Mullen said that while the short-term goal was to remove the threat to Libyan civilians, other efforts would bring about Gadhafi's increasing international isolation, including previously adopted economic sanctions, an arms embargo and a travel ban on members of his family and government and help persuade his remaining supporters in Libya to abandon him. But they stressed that while Obama has called for Gadhafi to step down, unseating him is not an objective of the military operation. Lawmakers commenting on the weekend's events were divided. Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., said Obama should seek a declaration of war from Congress and questioned who would emerge in control of Libya. “We really have not discovered who it is in Libya that we are trying to support,” Lugar said said on “Face the Nation.” “Obviously, the people that are against Gadhafi, but who?” Donilon responded that the administration had made direct contact Sunday with leaders of the Libyan National Transitional Council, the opposition governing body in Benghazi. The opposition leaders said that “actions we have taken have prevented catastrophe there,” he noted. Rep. Buck McKeon, R-Calif., chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, voiced concern about “the absence of clear political objectives for our country” and the risk of “entrenching the United States in a humanitarian mission whose scope and duration are not known at this point and cannot be controlled by us.” A U.N. resolution, McKeon said, “is not and should not be confused for a political and military strategy.” Donilon repeatedly stressed Obama's close involvement in every step of the operation, despite the president's decision to carry on with his planned South America trip. Obama, he said, had been in constant contact with allies, military leaders and members of his national security team. The president made no public comment about Libya on Sunday.
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ACC, Big Defensive East not that pressure keys different comeback Nine. That’s the number of Big East teams that lost in the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament. The result? A national uproar. As Sunday’s games finished up, Charles Barkley made waves in his new gig as one of CBS’s tournament analysts, ripping the Big East while sitting directly across the desk Chris from Louisville head coach Rick Pitino. “The Big Least as I like to call it, or the Small East... is the most overrated conference in the world,” Barkley said. “The Big East should have never gotten 11 teams into the tournament.” While Pitino proceeded to defend his conference as best he could, the second-straight year of Big East teams underperforming has left college basketball fans calling openly for a shake-up in the allocation of Tournament bids. But ACC fans should be careful in calling for this, as recent history suggests the ACC is just as overrated as the Big East, at least when it comes to the first few rounds of March Madness (not counting the ACC’s national title success). Over the last five years, 21-of-40 Big East teams have been forced out of the Tournament in upset fashion compared to 14-of-28 ACC squads. Even this year, ACC enthusiasts ought to hearken back to 2009 before gloating too loudly after getting three teams into the Sweet 16. That year, North Carolina overshadowed the rest of the conference’s shortcomings by winning the NCAA Championship. Looking back, though, five of the six other conference teams lost prematurely. No. 5 seed Florida State went down to No. 12 Wisconsin.
Duke’s trademark the entire season has been its ability to generate points from its suffocating defensive pressure. For the first 24 minutes of the Blue Devils’ game against Marist with a Sweet 16 berth on the line, however, this pressure was nowhere to be found. Against a Red Fox team that broke its Game press with ease, Duke stood in danger Analysis of an historic upset. “I thought they came out really strong, I thought they out-played us,” head coach Joanne P. McCallie said. “We needed to be aggressive.” Despite losing senior guard and MAAC player of the year, Erica Allenspach, to an injury early in the first half, Marist refused to be rattled by Duke’s defense. Elise Caron and Corielle Yarde navigated the Blue Devils’ press with composure, leading to several easy baskets. During the first half, Duke had only eight points off turnovers, an alarming number for a team that relies on its defense to be the catalyst for the offense. When Duke is not generating the easy transition baskets, it is forced to rely solely on Jasmine Thomas to create out of the halfcourt set. Thomas finished the first-half with 15 attempts from the floor, almost half of all Duke shots. “I didn’t think we were attacking the basket,” McCallie said. “We talked a lot about that at halftime. You can’t be this pretty team, pretty basketball, pretty jump shots. We needed to be aggressive. And I think in the second half you saw us do that a lot.” The turning point of the game came when the Duke defensive pressure finally forced Marist into turnovers that led to instant offense. With the Blue Devils down by 11 points early in the second half, the Red Foxes committed three straight turnovers. Steals by Thomas and Karima Christmas led to an open 3-pointer for Thomas and a jumper by Haley Peters that cut the lead to two.
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Jasmine Thomas and Chelsea Gray used dynamic on-the-ball defense and constant pressure to help key Duke’s late-game comeback.
Irving’s return makes Duke a different team by Scott Rich THE CHRONICLE
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Kyrie Irving led all scorers against Hampton with 14 points and chipped in 11 versus the Michigan Wolverines.
While Kyrie Irving was certainly a different player this weekend than he was when he first put on a Duke jersey, the Notebook Blue Devils—and their coach—were more than happy to have him back. “A guy with his talent, him at 70 percent is better than a lot of guys at 100 percent,” Andre Dawkins said after the Hampton win. Despite the fact that Irving showed a loss in explosiveness, the freshman’s presence in Charlotte was a crucial factor
in Duke advancing to the Sweet 16. He turned in two solid performances, scoring 14 and 11 points, respectively, and helped remedy the Blue Devils’ recent depth issues. What made Irving’s weekend a glass half-full, and not half-empty, return was not his undeniable skill set, but rather his style of play. Since the freshman’s infamous injury against Butler, Nolan Smith has been Duke’s only constant and legitimate threat as a slasher. Kyle Singler has made his living off of mid-range jumpers while secondary threats Dawkins and Seth Curry score primarily from the perimeter. See irving on page 11
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w. basketball from page 1 ensuing possession, she stole the ball and was fouled. The freshman showed great composure at the line, hitting both free throws to give Duke its first lead of the game since the opening minutes of the contest. Thirty seconds later, Gray again poked the ball free, and her layup gave Duke a 65-60 lead.
“The steals got me going,” Gray said. “Coach stressed defense in the locker room, and that’s what I wanted to do, just come out there and play ‘D.’ That gave me momentum, and then I knocked down a three, and that got me excited from there and ready to go.” Marist, who had won a nation-leading 27 games in a row, refused to let up. Despite losing their best player, Erica Allenspach, to an injury early in the first half, a 3-pointer by Elise Caron cut the lead to
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After an emotional win, the Blue Devils gather in the huddle. They play again Friday against DePaul in Philadelphia.
cusack from page 9 No. 4 Wake Forest got overturned by No. 13 Cleveland State. And while No. 10 Maryland earned the ACC’s only upset by beating No. 7 California, the Terrapins were quickly dispatched in the second round. What conference has attained an appropriate number of bids? Perhaps not surprisingly, the Big Recent history suggests 10 has had the best the ACC is just as over- postseason performers in the past five rated as the Big East, at years. It is the only to create least when it comes to conference more upsets than it has succumbed to, March Madness. as six of their teams — Chris Cusack fell early while nine others beat higherseeded opponents. There’s a reason Michigan State fans refer to the month of March as “Izzo”: the Spartans had five upsets in four years before 2011, skewing the conference statistics. Despite this, don’t expect a change in the way the NCAA Tournament selection committee goes about its process of extending bids. For starters, the NCAA has shown in recent years—see the BCS system—that it is unwilling to budge on issues that would cost it money, even at the expense of providing equal competitive
two, and after Gray only made one of two from the line, the Red Foxes had a chance to tie. Leanne Ockenden took an open look at a trey with six seconds remaining, but it bounced off the back of the rim, and Duke could breathe a sigh of relief. “The best 10-seed I’ve ever seen,” head coach Joanne P. McCallie said. “Ours was certainly not an ‘A’ game, but theirs was an ‘A’ effort.” Marist jumped out to an early lead, thanks to the hot hand of Yarde. The junior connected on three 3-pointers early as the Red Foxes raced to a 23-13 lead. For the game, the Red Foxes shot 10-for27 behind the line, with Yarde, Caron and Ockenden connecting on multiple treys. That accuracy prevented the Blue Devils from cutting the lead to less than five at any point in the first half. With just under six minutes to play in the first half, however, Allenspach, Marist’s leading scorer, crumpled to the floor. The MAAC player of the year suffered a severely sprained ankle and did not return to the game. With their senior leader being forced to cheer from the sidelines, Marist looked for someone to take her place, and Yarde was more than happy to oblige. She finished with a game-high 25 points and 12 rebounds, and consistently quelled Duke runs. “You never want to see a player of that caliber go down like she did,” McCallie said. “I think they played very inspired basketball for her. I thought their team really rose to the occasion and really played fantastic basketball.” With 16 minutes left in the second half, Marist had its largest lead of 11. During the next timeout, however, with McCallie conferencing alone with the other coaches, Jasmine Thomas vigorously encouraged her team to step it up. “I could just feel that we were kind of in a situation where nothing was really going right,” said Thomas, who finished with 17 points. “We weren’t getting stops, and we weren’t scoring on offense.” On the next possession, Thomas sank a three, and baskets by Haley Peters and Karima Christmas closed the gap to two. Yet threes from Ockenden and Kate Oliver kept the Red Foxes ahead until Gray’s late-game heroics. “I think Chelsea’s tough,” Thomas said. “She’s capable of making big plays; we’ve seen it all year long, and I just think that she is comfortable in any situation. You couldn’t ask for more than that in a freshman.”
footing. Plus, the aforementioned statistics only indicate that teams from both the Big East and ACC have been seeded too high, not that they were undeserving of a spot in the bracket. The Big 10 has been the toughest conference all year per Ken Pomeroy’s college basketball metrics, but the Big East has the most teams in the nation’s top-50. The problem is at the top, where Pittsburgh is the only team to break Pomeroy’s top-10. In contrast, the ACC ranks fourth overall behind the Big 12. Also, Barkley and many college basketball fans have begun to cite “East Coast bias” as a rapidly-growing problem among college basketball media. According to The New York Times’ Nate Silver, the Big East gets 50 percent more media coverage than the Big Ten. In part, this is the Big 10’s own fault for promoting a low-possession, defense-oriented style of play as its hallmark. As Silver continues to say, though, the average Big East game sees just as many foul calls as the Big 10, and the East Coast has teams that play at an undoubtedly-Midwestern pace. The ACC’s coverage, on the other hand, is tied closely to Mike Krzyzewski and Roy Williams and their respective fan bases, which produce enough television viewers and internet hits for the entire conference. At the end of the day, Barkley’s antagonizing presence on the set and constant criticism of the Big East brought delight to many ACC fans. But supporters of the Blue Devils’ conference should watch out, though, because at the pace he’s moving, Barkley will be preaching about the mediocre ACC before Duke gets to Anaheim.
analysis from page 9 “We just needed to go out and play defense and make stops,” Chelsea Gray said. In the second half, Duke garnered 19 points off just 10 turnovers, averaging about a basket for every Marist miscue. Christmas and Gray led the way with three steals, while Thomas had one. Down the stretch it was Gray that would come up with the two biggest steals of the game. Her defensive prowess with under two minutes remaining led to transition points that gave Duke the lead and at one point left Yarde with her head in her hands following yet another Marist turnover. “I thought Chelsea played very poised and aggressive,” McCallie said. “Chelsea just has that in her. She’s a very, very special player and she’s been a warrior.” Ultimately if Duke is to advance further into the tournament, it will be because of their full-court press—something that according to Thomas can only be successful if everyone is on the same page. “I would say that a word describes it: togetherness,” Thomas said. “That last five minutes you just saw everybody move together on defense and on offense. That’s what’s important down the stretch for this team.”
Duke 71, Marist 66 Marist (31-3) Duke (31-3) Marist min fg 3-pt ft r a Gang 33 1-4 0-2 0-0 4 1 Oliver 30 6-12 1-5 1-2 3 2 Caron 32 2-6 2-4 0-0 4 5 Yarde 38 9-17 4-8 3-3 12 2 Allenspach 13 1-3 0-1 0-0 1 3 Ockenden 15 2-4 2-4 0-0 0 2 O’Connor 7 1-2 0-1 0-0 0 1 Laterza 10 2-3 0-0 0-0 2 1 Best 22 2-3 1-2 0-0 1 3 TEAM 1 Totals 200 26-54 10-27 4-5 28 20 Blocks — Yarde (2), Gang (1) FG % — 1st Half: 44.4, 2nd Half: 51.9, Game: 48.1
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duke min fg 3-pt ft r a Christmas 11 4-9 0-3 3-6 6 2 Vernerey 0 0-4 0-0 0-3 5 1 K. Thomas 10 4-7 0-0 2-2 8 2 Selby 4 2-5 0-2 0-1 2 1 J. Thomas 17 7-22 3-6 0-1 4 4 Wells 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 Gray 13 4-7 2-3 3-4 4 3 Jackson 2 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 Scheer 2 1-2 0-1 0-0 4 0 Liston 0 0-1 0-1 0-2 1 0 Peters 12 4-5 0-1 4-4 5 0 TEAM 1 Totals 200 27-63 5-17 12-23 43 14 Blocks — Christmas (1) FG % — 1st Half: 32.4, 2nd Half: 55.2, Game: 42.9
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Georgetown was one of nine Big East teams to fall in early in the NCAA Tournament, Chris Cusack writes.
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game-winning shot in the third round was the most conspicuous example but overshadowed his rather surprising perforIrving, though, provides another Blue mance against Hampton. Devil that can create his own offense. The point guard was clearly rusty in the Against Michigan, he only made one opening minutes, guilty of a charge early, as field goal but still finished with 11 points well as some missed shots one would expect thanks to his ability to draw fouls while a player of his caliber to make. But in the attacking the basket. His ability to pen- second half, Irving erupted for 12 points. etrate and find the open man also led to While his back-to-back three pointers in more open looks for Duke’s plethora of the closing minutes made the highlight outside shooters. reels, his fast-break layup earlier in the half And his one field goal was the paramount was more reminiscent of the impact he had basket of the game—a driving floater that gave on this Duke team back in November and Duke a three-point the impact he can lead with under a this March “A guy with [Irving’s] talent, have minute to go. if he continues “For him to be to redevelop his him at 70 percent is betput in that position ter than a lot of guys at 100 game. and make that float“Once I got the er as soft as it can butterflies out, I percent.” be... that’s a heck started to play real— Andre Dawkins ly well,” Irving said of a thing for that kid,” head coach after the game. “I Mike Krzyzewski was pressing a little said of Irving’s performance after the Michi- bit instead of letting the game come to me.” gan contest. “I mean, he’s nine for ten from Those butterflies might have held the foul line. We wouldn’t be going forward if Irving back from playing to his full pohe didn’t play today.” tential in Charlotte, but if last weekend Irving also showed flashes of the player was the opening act to Irving’s reemerhe was months ago and the player Duke gence, fans will be clamoring for what fans hope he will become once again. The the second act might hold.
>>Duke-Hampton In his first game since the toe injury, Kyrie Irving starts off slow and looks tentative against the Pirates, committing an offensive foul just 30 seconds into his debut. He picks it up in the second half, though, scoring 12 points including hitting back-to-back 3-pointers and a couple of coast-to-coast layups. >>Duke-Michigan Irving struggles from the field, only making one shot. That one shot, though, is huge for the Blue Devils—a game-clincher with 30 seconds left.
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Mike Krzyzewski said of Irving after the Michigan contest,“We wouldn’t be going forward if he didn’t play today.”
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Good certificate, troubling trend Last Thursday, the Arts ries of efforts to develop and and Sciences Council rightly institute certificates focused approved a new South Asian on regional and cultural studStudies certificate program. ies. Recent examples include The new certificate aims to the Islamic Studies certificate provide a cross-disciplinary, approved in 2007 and the integrated apLatino/a Studproach to unies in the Globeditorial derstanding al South certifiissues in this region by offer- cate in 2008. ing courses on economic and Initiatives like these can insocial development, global ternationalize Duke’s curricuhealth and religion. lum in ways that supplement We support the creation the University’s international of this program due to the civic engagement and study heightened relevance of abroad programs. We have South Asian countries at Duke long argued for continuing and in global affairs. We find, the experiences of programs however, the rapid prolif- like DukeEngage and study eration of new programs—at abroad on Duke’s campus. home and abroad—concern- Regional studies certificates ing. The administration must could allow students to continproceed with caution when ue to learn about their region developing new certificates of interest when they return and international programs. to Duke. If students are to deThe South Asian Studies velop meaningful knowledge certificate is the latest in a se- of a country or region, their
Surely Coach K is not now so sacrosanct that any criticism is judged as heresy!
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learning must extend beyond a summer or a semester. Furthermore, this new certificate is particularly relevant considering the growing importance of India and South Asia as an emerging economic and educational market. Through programs like DukeEngage and more long-term institutionalized initiatives like the Kunshan campus, Duke has committed to international educational connectivity. India and other emerging countries in South Asia could be key educational partners in Duke’s international outreach. These partnerships will require regional knowledge. The new South Asian Studies certificate will assist Duke students and faculty in developing the sturdy, interdepartmental foundation necessary for sustained success in learning about and
working with South Asia. Further, countries in this region, including India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, continue to have more and more relevance in the world outside of Duke. Students will need regional knowledge to engage meaningfully with these places. Yet the pace of proliferation of these types of programs is concerning. Focused certificates are desirable for students with specific, cross-disciplinary academic passions. But administrators need to ensure that they reserve the rubber stamp for certificates that demonstrate sufficient staying power. For new programs to become respected, legitimate elements of the learning experience at Duke, they must become institutionalized and exist for extended periods of time. Strong programs are able to leverage cross-departmental
collaborations and connections to accomplish their academic goals. This takes time. This in mind, administration officials and the members of the Arts and Sciences council should exercise bias toward the status quo when considering the creation of new certificate programs and international initiatives. The cost of formulating and enacting a new certificate program is not necessarily prohibitive. But new international programs can endanger the University’s financial resources and reputation abroad. These should be approached with especially high skepticism. We understand the value and potential of the new South Asian Studies certificate. Nevertheless, we hope that the administration fully considers the consequences of the trend it represents.
s I was working in the library late at night, I Being good at math and science also implies overheard someone quietly complain, “Why the Asian math or science nerd who stays in the are there are so many Asians in the library?!” library until late at night. Stereotypes are inherNormally, I would have simply brushed the ently untrue for everyone and often racist. There comment aside. However, similar are also Asians who are more inversions of the complaint have been clined toward humanities and the circulating around Duke and other arts. And stereotypes specifically college campuses. attribute one characteristic to an I tried to reason with myself. entire ethnic group. There’s rationally nothing wrong I wanted to argue fervently why with the question. It merely states the I don’t like those stereotypes. I truth about the demographic compowanted to say that the stereotypes sition of the library. And as I looked confined Asians into a box that rui dai around me, it appeared that more stripped us of any other characthan two-thirds of the students there teristics. But I didn’t want to fall a picture’s worth were, in fact, of Asian descent. into the indignant-Asian-screamThe statement wasn’t technically racing-her-head-off stereotype. So ist because it doesn’t exactly attribute a specific char- I didn’t say anything. And instead, I became the acteristic to an entire ethnic population. It merely meek-little-docile-Asian-girl stereotype. observes a fact and voices it out loud. Free speech is How could I avoid contributing to this cycle? allowed. No one else around me seemed offended. Duke is more socially progressive than many The observation noted the truth. End of story. other areas in the United States and the world. OutYet, to this day, the question continues to side of Duke, people frequently don’t believe me bother me. when I tell them that I come from Cleveland, Ohio. Last week, a UCLA student posted a YouTube “Where do you really come from? Originally?” video expressing a more extreme version of a simiDuke is expanding internationally and establar sentiment, and a viral outrage quickly ensued. lishing a new campus in Kunshan, China. Duke The student has since then withdrawn from UCLA has also increased connections between the main and publicly apologized for the post. campus and Asia. The Duke Center for InternaWhen I saw the Internet community’s reaction, tional Development has hosted many visiting I began to question my own. Should I be furious scholars from Asia in the Sanford School of Public that people joke about the same racist anxiety at Policy in the past few years. Duke? Was I wrong in concluding that the student However, this is not enough. Race still remains in the library that night was not technically racist? a white elephant on Duke’s campus, and unless Should I be outraged? we consciously take action, it will only embed itself Then yesterday, as I sat down with a group of into our culture. friends at dinner, it occurred to me that all but Race will never disappear. We will still be able to one of us were Asian. Almost automatically, I distinguish a Caucasian from an African-American could see how we looked to someone walking by: or from another Asian. However, the stereotypes We were self-segregating. However, if a similar set associated with each ethnic group can be amelioof Caucasians were to sit together, the same term rated with time and effort. would not apply. There is a reason why diversity is considered a As with self-segregation, there are many other significant factor in comparing colleges. Living, stereotypes attributed to Asians. As one friend re- socializing and learning with different races helps layed to me, “Asians have all the good stereotypes. disband racial stereotypes. In today’s global econThey are good at math. They are good at science. omy, it is more important than ever to help Duke They’re not even considered a minority at most students escape racial biases. graduate schools!” I cringed. Rui Dai is a Trinity sophomore. Her column runs These preconceptions are still stereotypes. every other Tuesday.
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The well-endowed athlete
thletics—excellent athletics—are central to the Athletics used to receive a subsidy only out of the Duke “brand.” And that brand is pretty success- funds of the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences and ful judging by the fact that more than 26,000 the Pratt School of Engineering. The subsidy back people applied for admission to the Class in 2008 was only $7.2 million. But that of 2014. Our athletic department, too, is subsidy was deceptively low. It failed to gearing up for a round of investment in account for the maintenance and opthe brand. The Triangle Business Journal eration costs of ever-expanding facilities, reported in February that Duke Athletics the growth of the athletics staff, the inis set to launch a $100 million fundraiscrease in financial aid to student athletes ing campaign this spring. The money attending summer school and the cost will be used mainly to renovate Wallace of support services for student athletes. Wade, adding 10,500 seats, including 24 gregory morrison Because of these rising costs, the Universuites and 700 to 800 club seats. These sity doubled its commitment and spread finish the thought responsibility around—no longer would additions obviously will generate revenue themselves.... Did you know donors who supporting athletics be only the duty of sit right above the student section in Cameron donate the undergraduate schools. about $25,000 per year? The 2008 strategic plan for Duke Athletics, “UnriAfter the announcement of the fundraising cam- valed Ambition,” never intended the subsidy to be a paign by the athletic department, there were predict- permanent part of the budget: “Increasing the yearly able calls to reduce the athletics “subsidy.” The subsidy subsidy from central funds to $15 million—while a vito athletics, $14.6 million this past year, is routinely able short-term solution—is undesirable in the long criticized by members of the faculty. Last January in a term.” The athletic department outlined plans to esmeeting of the Academic Council, mathematics profes- tablish a $300 million endowment, half of which will sor Richard Hain questioned whether the subsidy was come from the University. Athletics looked to the next a wise use of scarce resources. He was quoted in The major capital campaign (presumably more similar in Chronicle Jan. 22 as saying, “Various long-term employ- size, duration and purpose to Keohane’s Campaign ees are losing their jobs and Arts and Sciences are be- for Duke than to Brodhead’s Financial Aid Initiative) ing asked to cut $100,000 in each department, yet the to contribute half of that sum for the endowment. athletics department is growing at a staggering rate.” It’s only been three years since the 2008 subsidy Hain particularly took exception to the construction of increase. We are still well within the “short term.” It’s a new field house. much too soon to be crying foul. The Academic Council revisited the issue this The other $150 million for the endowment was to be past December. Charles Clotfelter, Z. Smith Reyn- raised by the athletic department’s own development olds professor of public policy, economics and law, team. Indeed, the field house which so raised Hain’s ire whose book on athletics and universities was pub- was largely paid for by a $6 million directed gift from lished this month, noted that students at schools Bob Pascal, Trinity ’56. Steve Brooks, Trinity ’70, also without major sports programs spend more time in donated $4 million to athletics at the same time. their labs and classrooms, while students at Division Enter our $100 million campaign starting this I institutions spend more time binge drinking. Af- spring. The Bostock Group, a set of donors and ter Clotfelter’s presentation, Hain led the faculty in alumni including Roy Bostock, Trinity ’62, have been another discussion about the University subsidy of thinking about renovating Wallace Wade for a long athletics, this time highlighting the costs of coach- time. They probably set the $100 million target. It ing salaries at Duke which run about $14 million an- wouldn’t surprise me if this group has not only comnually. Duke is the ACC leader in head and assistant mitted to donate themselves, but has also committed coaching salaries. to lead the campaign. Athletic departments are not, contrary to popular Now that athletics has begun a large development belief, cash cows. Only seven universities have had campaign to renovate facilities, we can envision a date profitable athletic programs in each of the past five in the not too distant future when athletics will kick years. Only 14 athletic departments turned a profit last off a second campaign that will found an endowment. year (one of which is UNC, making a paltry $238,644 The athletics subsidy will no doubt disappear when the in 2009-2010). Duke Athletics does not turn a profit, University finishes its not-yet-started major capital camso there is no question that it will require a University paign, completing the inaugural fundraising for the subsidy. Almost all athletic programs have a structural $300 million endowment for Duke Athletics. deficit. The question is not, “How do we make the athletic department turn a profit?” but rather, “How do we Gregory Morrison is a Trinity senior and the former execuresponsibly manage the subsidy?” tive vice president of DSG. His column runs every Tuesday.
lettertotheeditor How Crazie are you? We just returned from watching Duke’s nail biting win over the Wolverines, and we were wholeheartedly dismayed by the lack of passion exhibited by the Duke students in attendance. The Wolverine fans unarguably out-cheered the notorious “Crazies” from beginning to end. As hard as the Duke cheerleaders and pep band tried, they weren’t able to get the Crazies off their butts for the first 25 to 30 minutes of the game. We know the seats at Time Warner Cable Arena are more comfortable than the shoeworn bleachers of Cameron Indoor, but we would hope that Duke’s quest for a back-to-back championship would be enough motivation to get the Duke students to cheer for every offensive and defensive series. Coach K needs to focus 100 percent of his time on his players and the game, and he shouldn’t
have to personally pump-up the crowd like he did in the second half. In an effort to take some of the burden off Coach K, we would like to sponsor the airfare and cost of admission for the most passionate Duke student to attend the rest of the Duke Men’s NCAA tournament games and be a “rally captain” to lead the Crazies in 40 minutes of cheering to try and give our Blue Devils a “home court” advantage away from Cameron. To be considered, post a short 1-minute video to YouTube pleading your case and copy the link in the comments section of this letter on the Duke Chronicle website by noon on Wednesday. Go Duke!! Dennis and Elizabeth Chen Pratt ’02 and Trinity ’00
HA (holy acronyms!)
y phone buzzed late one night last weekend. “WTF,” the text message read. “I knew I shoulda gone to Mardi Gras. All these Facebook pics! Ugh. Woulda been TOML. OMG. And now I’ve got a severe case of FOMO. SOMFL.” Sometimes I feel like I don’t speak English anymore. WTF. TOML. OMG. FOMO. SOMFL. All in one text. Really? It was late. I was tired. But I was determined to decipher. 1. WTF: Okay, I know molly lester that one. more taste, less filling 2. TOML: Tough on my liver? Thousands of my lovers? Ah yes, time of my life. 3. OMG: I don’t live under a rock. I know that one, too. 4. FOMO: Forgetting of my origins? Freaking out made out? Fear of ... fear of ... got it! Fear of missing out. 5. SOMFL: Well the “F” undoubtedly stands for freak so, should of met freaking ladies? Some of my freaking losers? Oh no, I need to put this in context. Fear of missing out must be the ... story of my freaking life. Yes, I had figured out the coded message, but it had taken me way too long. Worst of all, I was embarrassed to text back with my own, “WTF. OMG. FML. YS (You suck!). Spell out your acronyms! SMH (Shaking my head).” I’m 21 years old. I’ve been instant messaging since I was nine, texting since I was 13 and surfing the World Wide Web on a daily basis for the last eight years. I’m perpetually “connected” and pride myself on my ability to communicate biweekly with the Duke populace. So am I really supposed to know all of these things? Am I NC (not cool)? OS (Old school)? AL (A loser)? Or just stuck in the olden days of BWPWAP (back when Pluto was a planet)? I think it’s nearly impossible to keep up with the times. In my humble opinion, our English slang acronyms (ESA?) have surpassed the level of annoying and are now teetering on the edge of absurdity. Save a few that are quite useful and well established in modern history—ASAP, TMI, TBA, FYI, IDK, VIP, MVP, FAQ, LBD, GTHC—the rest are just plain silly. Can you imagine if I responded to an urgent email from my future boss with “IDK”? Or if I ended my Spanish paper with “HLVB,” or, God forbid, “AMF”? And then there’s the recent craze of acronym websites whose titles have blossomed into common expressions. MLIA (My Life is Average), FML (Freak My Life) or, my personal favorite due to its sheer ludicrousness, MLIB (My Life is Bro). Even worse is when fellow texters, tweeters and bloggers morph acronyms into words. ROFLing, LOLing, LYLAS (or LYLAB, although I’m pretty sure boys would never be caught dead using this “word”), MILF, BAMF and BFFL (pronounced biffle) ... not real words! But at this rate, I wouldn’t be surprised if they achieve “real word” status soon. If “bromance” and “chillax” made the cut for the Oxford Dictionary of English (ODE, different from the OED) in 2010, then I feel strongly that my not-top 10 neologisms can, too. In the spirit of KISS (keep it simple stupid), I’ll make this short. Fellow citizens of the English-speaking World (ESW?), don’t be afraid to use the real words because more than likely, when you ask for CWMAOS, no one is going to know what you’re talking about. And you might get fired. Join me in the UAAAA (Universal Association Against Acronym Abuse). TTYL. Molly Lester is a Trinity senior. Her column runs every other Tuesday.
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Thursday, March 24 The Bad Plus: Conversation and Demonstration moderated by UNC Professor Mark Katz Reynolds Theater, Duke’s West Campus, 7 pm Free & open to the public. Presented in conjunction with The Jazz Loft Project on view through July 10, co-sponsored by the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University and Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies.