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The Forever Duke Student Leadership Award recognizes graduating students from across campus who embody the “Forever Duke” spirit in their service to the university. Recipients are individuals of high integrity who have done great things not only at Duke, but for Duke, and who exhibit qualities worthy of the award: - They are strong advocates for the Duke community - They embody Duke’s guiding principle of “knowledge in the service to society” - They are leaving Duke a better place than they found it
Emily Boehm Ph.D’16
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Commencement speaker: David Rubenstein Kenrick Cai The Chronicle
David Rubenstein, Trinity ’70 and outgoing chair of the Board of Trustees, will be the speaker at this year’s commencement ceremony. Rubenstein is co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, a private equity firm he cofounded in 1987. Today, the firm manages $162 billion in assets, making it one of the most successful investment firms in the world. Additionally, Rubenstein is a philanthropist who has provided funding to national landmarks, as well as projects at Duke. “David has a very interesting sense of money,” said President Richard Brodhead. “He grew up in a family that didn’t have money. Later, it turned out that he was good at making money. But money as such doesn’t interest David. He doesn’t have expensive hobbies. He doesn’t have a fancy lifestyle. He just takes pleasure in thinking of ways to give money away and seeing the difference that it makes.” In a Duke Today release, Rubenstein said that being asked to deliver the commencement address is one of the “greatest honors” that Duke alumni can receive. “In return, I look forward to offering some thoughts on life to the students who have worked so hard to get to get their degrees, the family and friends who supported them, and their faculty mentors,” Rubenstein said in the release. “Most importantly, I recognize the obligation of a commencement
Chronicle File Photo David Rubenstein, Trinity ‘70, currently serves as the chair of the Board of Trustees, but his term will end in 2017.
speaker to be brief.” At Duke, Rubenstein graduated magna cum laude and was elected Phi Beta Kappa. His former professor, Thomas Spragens, now professor emeritus of political science, noted that Rubenstein stood out in his class “as one of the brightest kids.” “He was always on top of things,” Spragens said. “If there was a question he’d ask, it was a good question. If I was trying to get students to respond to something, if he responded, it showed that he had done the work and
thought about it.” After graduating from the University of Chicago Law School in 1973, Rubenstein worked as a lawyer, chief counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments and adviser for the Carter Administration, before co-founding The Carlyle Group. He returned to Duke as a member of the Board of Trustees in 2005. Last May, the Harvard Corporation announced that Rubenstein had been elected as a member of its
board. The Harvard Corporation is one of two governing boards at Harvard that performs the duties of a board of trustees. He will assume responsibilities at Harvard after leaving Duke at the conclusion of his Board of Trustees term in 2017. “To say that he’s going to Harvard, there’s a sense in which he will always be at Duke and part of Duke,” Brodhead said. “Certainly, this is my last year as president and his last year on the Board. We have enjoyed doing things together and I just thought it would be a great thing for Duke and a good moment to do this.” Donations Rubenstein has given to Duke include $13.6 million to Duke Libraries, $15 million for the Innovation and Entrepreneurship program and $25 million to fund the Arts Center. As a result of his contributions, some buildings have been named after him—mostly notably Rubenstein Library and Rubenstein Hall. In April, the University announced that the Washington Duke Scholars Program would be renamed the David M. Rubenstein Scholars Program after Rubenstein contributed $20 million to endow the scholarship program for first-generation, lowincome students. Rubenstein himself was the first member of his family to attend college. “As for his generosity to Duke, David is very clear about this—he’s had a great life, but it was off the
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Student speaker: Elena Elliott Vir Patel The Chronicle Senior Elena Elliott will serve as this year’s student commencement speaker. Elliott’s speech was chosen out of 49 speeches submitted to a committee of administrators, faculty members and students. She will present it May 14 at Duke’s 2017 commencement ceremony in Wallace Wade Stadium. According to a Duke Today release, Elliott will touch on the journey that brought her to Duke. “I’ve seen the gap between the opportunities my peers had and the ones I’ve found here,” Elliott said in the release. “Someone who’s seen that gap should do something about it.” Elliott is a public policy major with a minor in economics. After graduation, she will work for Teach for America, spending the next two years teaching kindergarten in Oakland, Calif. “The committee felt strongly that her message was important, compelling and would be well-received by the students and the larger commencement audience,” said Sterly Wilder, associate vice president for Duke Alumni Affairs and chair of the selection committee, in the release. Regarding what her speech will include, Elliot wrote in an email that it will have narratives about some of the women in her family. “Much of the speech is about my grandmother and mother and their experiences,” she wrote. “Considering commencement is on Mother’s Day I think they’ll especially love it.”
She explained, however, that the broader message of her speech is centered around the role of mentors in helping her and other students getting into Duke and succeeding. “My speech touches on the immigration stories of my family, but it’s about much more than that,” Elliot wrote. “It’s about how we are blessed to have people in our lives who help get us where we’re going. And, it’s about the Duke experience and the power that comes with such an education. I hope these are topics many students will be able to connect to.” For Elliot in particular, many friends, family and faculty were critical to her success, she noted, adding that several of these people helped her come up with the speech she submitted for consideration. “I wouldn’t say I’m an excellent writer. You’d have to ask my professors about that,” she wrote. “But jokes aside, the speech was really a collaborative effort. My family and friends all provided help—listening to different versions and giving feedback along the way—which actually drives home the point of my speech. “ Elliot also recognized her high school english teacher Robert Gawedzinski from her home in Duncanville, Texas as one of the driving forces behind her success. She noted that Duke’s focus on the humanities helped to strengthen the budding skills he had initially instilled in her as a writer. Throughout her four years at Duke, Elliot said she has focused many of her extracurriculars on education and education policy, seeking to remedy
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Courtesy of Duke Photography Senior Elena Elliott, a daughter of immigrants, will deliver her speech on her path to college at this year’s commencement ceremony.
some of the “disparities” she witnessed while growing up. “I come from a community where higher education wasn’t always a given for my peers, and upon coming to Duke I really saw the disparities between different educations across the US,” she wrote. “Some students are given
so many opportunities, while others are not. I think that if given the right opportunities every child can succeed, so it’s particularly important that we work in closing that gap.” Working with Teach for America was a natural extension of that goal, Elliott added.
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Duke to award seven honorary degrees at commencement Bre Bradham The Chronicle Duke students will not be the only people receiving degrees at commencement this May—they will be joined on stage by seven honorary degree recipients. This year’s recipients represent a wide range of disciplines—from novel-writing to computer science—and three of the seven are Duke alumni. They follow in the footsteps of other recent Duke honorary degree recipients like Oprah Winfrey, Melinda Gates—Trinity ‘86 and Fuqua ‘87—and William Foege. Announced in April, the recipients are geneticist George Church, Trinity ‘74, business administration professor Clayton Christensen, novelist Marilynne Robinson, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, documentarian Stanley Courtesy of Duke Photography Nelson, computer scientist Luis von The recipients will receive their awards at the 2017 commencement ceremony. Ahn—Trinity ‘00—and Deborah Lee James, Trinity ‘79 and former secretary of the Air Force. future of gene therapy. He is well-known for his work on “clustered regularly Clayton Christensen George Church interspaced short palindromic repeats,” Like Church, Christensen is a professor For Church, May’s commencement commonly known as CRISPR. at Harvard. The Kim B. Clark professor will be a particularly special one. Additionally, he was a “founding core of business administration at the Harvard “Oddly, this is the first member” of Harvard’s Wyss Institute Business School is a New York Times commencement ceremony that I’ve for Biologically Inspired Engineering. bestselling author with more than a ever attended, having missed my high Church credits Duke with being a handful of books to his credit. school, college and Ph.D. events due starting point in his academic career. A 2011 Forbes cover story about to lab work priorities,” he wrote in an “Duke is very special, since it is where I Christensen called him “one of the most email. did the research for my first five scientific influential business theorists of the last Church, Robert Winthrop professor publications—thanks to my Duke mentor, 50 years” and discussed his ideas for of genetics at Harvard Medical School, Sung Hou Kim—on tRNA-translation and the healthcare system, as well as how he received his degree at Duke in chemistry DNA-protein interaction codes, about overcame a heart attack, cancer and a and has appeared on Stephen Colbert’s which I am still passionately engaged 42 stroke within three years. late night comedy show to discuss the years later,” he wrote. Christensen earned an M.Phil. of
econometrics at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar and worked as a missionary in the Republic of Korea for two years. His daughter Ann graduated from Duke in 2001 and his son Matt graduated from Duke in 2002. Marilynne Robinson Robinson has written four works of fiction and nonfiction each throughout her career, but her inclusion in the Time Magazine’s 2016 list of the 100 most influential people was not in the list of artists, but rather as an “icon”— sandwiched between the profiles of Usain Bolt and Karlie Kloss. In a 2015 conversation with former President Barack Obama, the thenpresident told Robinson that he loved her books and that he started reading her 2004 work Gilead while campaigning in Iowa. Robinson, who has a Ph.D. in English from the University of Washington, received the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and a 2012 National Humanities Medal. Loretta Lynch As Attorney General, Lynch was the second woman and second African American—and the first African American woman—to hold the post. Lynch served in that role from 2015 to 2017 after being appointed by President Obama. Although Lynch is not a Duke alum— having earned her undergraduate and law degree from Harvard—her brother Leonzo Lynch earned a masters degree from Duke Divinity School. Lynch earned her undergraduate See DEGREES on Page 22
CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2017!!
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BRAVO! 2017 Phi Beta Kappa Initiates
Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and largest academic honor society, was founded on December 5, 1776 by five students at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Since then, it has evolved to become the nation’s leading advocate for arts and sciences at the undergraduate level. Phi Beta Kappa elects over 19,000 new members a year from 286 prestigious chapters across the United States. The Society’s distinctive emblem, a gold key with the letters Phi Beta Kappa as the Greek initials of the motto of the society, “Love of learning is the guide of life,” is widely recognized as a symbol of academic achievement. The Duke Chapter, Beta of North Carolina, was formed in 1920 at Trinity College. We are delighted to receive into membership the following: Briana Danielle Acosta Jennifer Acosta Mousa Abdullah Alshanter Venkata Phani Mitesh Amarthaluru Annie Nicole Apple Efe Aras Natalie Atyeo Hooman Alexander Azad Erica Becker Hannah Maria Beiderwieden Robin Michelle Blazing Anna-Katalina Bock Okechi Chimeka Boms Margaret Louise Booz Alexandra Kent Bratton Ernest Olivia Britt III Risa Michelle Brudney Min Tong Cai Basil Harris Chaballout Alison Xuan-Rong Chan Upasana Chandra Jaeho Chang Emily Lincia Chen Parth Arvind Chodavadia Jacob Ryan Conroy Jake Lauritzen Cooper Sarah Ariel Corin John Runming Dai Stefano DiMaria Lilianne Paulina Doron Mary Elizabeth Dowd Meghan Drastal Sarah F Du Nourhan Mohamed Elsayed James Ferencsik Caroline Lydia Fernelius James MacDonald Findlay Zachary Fowler Kevin Fraser Matthew Michael Gherman Elizabeth Elaine Ginalis Caitlyn Elisabeth Gold Sarah Ruth Gorvetzian Madison Faith Granger
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Commencement 2017 Schedule Friday May 12:
and African-American Studies students: 2:00 p.m., 115 Ernestine Friedl Building, Jameson Gallery
Hindu baccalaureate service: 9:00 a.m., Location TBD
Commencement ceremony and reception International House Farewell Brunch: for Global Health undergraduate students: 9:00 a.m., 300 Alexander Avenue, Central 2:00 p.m., Great Hall, Mary Duke Biddle Campus Trent Semans Center for Health Education Army ROTC commissioning ceremony: Commencement ceremony and reception 10:00 a.m., Doris Duke Center, North for Health Sector Management Certificate: Terrace 2â€“4 PM, Kirby Winter Garden and Reception in Faculty Hall Science and society certificate ceremony: 10:00 a.m., North Building, Classroom 232 Graduation ceremony for Program in Education students: Commencement ceremony and reception 2:30 p.m., Nasher Museum for Global Health graduate students: 10:30 a.m., Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans Policy Journalism and Media Studies awards Center for Health Education, Great Hall ceremony and reception: 2:30 p.m., Sanford School of Public Policy, Senior class day ceremony: Rhodes Conference Room 223 11:30 a.m., Page Auditorium Baccalaureate services, surnames A-H: Luncheon for Literature Program in Global 4:30 p.m. Duke Chapel Cultural Studies students: 12:00 p.m., Gilbert-Addoms Down Under, Jewish baccalaureate and reception: East Campus 4:30 p.m., Freeman Center Child Policy Research certificate ceremony and reception: 1:00 p.m., 200 Rubenstein Hall
Commencement ceremony for Master of Management Studies: 6:00 p.m., Cameron Indoor Stadium
Exhibition reception for Art, Art History and Visual Studies students: 1:00 p.m., Smith Warehouse, Bays 10, 11 and 12 second floor
Reception for Master of Management 10:30 a.m., Reynolds Industries Theater, Bryan Center Studies: 7:30 p.m., Fuqua School of Business, Lafe P. Commencement celebration luncheon for and Rita D. Fox Student Center Gender, Sexuality and Feminist students: Saturday May 13: 11:00 a.m., East Duke Building, Nelson Music Room Breakfast reception and graduation celebration for Dance students: Reception for Cross Continent and Weekend 9:00 p.m., The Ark Dance Studio, East Executive MBA Programs: Campus 11:00 a.m., Fuqua School of Business, Lafe P. and Rita D. Fox Student Center Commencement ceremony for Cross Continent and Weekend Executive MBA Reception and diploma distribution for Programs: Master of Biostatistics students: 9:00 a.m., Cameron Indoor Stadium 11:00 p.m., University Tower, University Club Diploma ceremony for Music students: 9:00 a.m., East Union Building, East Campus Baccalaureate services, surnames I-Q: 11:30 a.m., Duke Chapel Diploma distribution and recognition ceremony for Nicholas School of the Commencement reception for Marine Environment doctoral candidates, Duke Laboratory students: Environmental Leadership distance learning 12:00 p.m., Environment Hall candidates, Master of Environmental Management residential students and Arts of the Moving Image certificate Master of Forestry students: distribution and reception: 9:00 a.m., Chemistry Lot 12:30 p.m., Auditorium, Nasher Museum of Art Hooding ceremony for Master of Public Policy students, Master of International Commencement ceremony and reception Development Policy students and Sanford for Germanic Languages and Literature School of Public Policy Ph.D. students: students: 10:00 a.m., Wilson Recreation Center 12:00 p.m., 116 Old Chemistry Building
Hooding ceremony and reception for Distributed Master of Engineering Management students: Reception and diploma distribution for 6:00 p.m., Schiciano Auditorium, Fitzpatrick Master of Biomedical Science students: 10:30 a.m. Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans Center Naval ROTC commissioning ceremony: Center for Health Education, Great Hall 1:30 p.m., Duke Chapel Hippocratic Oath Ceremony and Reception Hooding ceremony amd reception for for Doctor of Medicine students: Awards ceremony and reception for African 7:00 p.m., Duke Chapel Master of Engieering students:
Commencement ceremony for Daytime MBA and Ph.D. programs: 1:00 p.m., Cameron Indoor Stadium Recognition ceremony and reception for Nicholas School of the Environment undergraduate students:
Congratulations to the Class of 2017 from the Duke University Libraries with special appreciation to student employees of the Libraries
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Betsy Alden Outstanding Service-Learning Award Kristen Larson Christina Williams
D.T. Stallings Mentoring Award Gwen McMahon
Winfred Q. Holton Prize for Educational Research Jennifer Acosta Tanner Johnson Arielle Kahn
Gabrielle Weiss Christina Williams Carter Zenke
Honorable Mentions: Chloe McIntosh Henry Yuen
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Rubenstein Library Amina Bility Elizabeth George Adam Lemon Alexandria Miller Imani Moody Madeline Snipes Gray Williams
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Goodson Law Library Haley Enos Caroline Kilemi Paul Ream, JD
Ford Library Lorenzo Babboni Lizzie Brown, JD Joel Hinck, MDiv Erin Locey Jeannie McKinney, MPP Femi Omoni, MA Sarah Roberts, MEM Allison Stolte, MPP Judson Van Wyk, MDiv Madeline Wade, MPP
Perkins & Bostock Libraries and Smith Warehouse Jennifer Alspach Grace Chang Lin Fan, MA Shanen Ganapathee Rajiv Golla Sarah Gorvetzian Saffana Humaira Mandy Jiang, MEM Brent Kelley Isabel Lake Margaret Locke Callie Mao James Marlotte Kaitlin McCreery Leighanne Oh, MS Oluwafemi Omoni, MA Ginikanwa Onyekaba Priyanka Padmanabhan, MS Mahima Rao, MEM Garrett M. Rea, MDiv Krystelle Rocourt Monica Vercillo Jing Yang, MA Jun Yoon, MSEM
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Commencement 2017 Schedule 1:00 p.m., Environmental Hall
Hooding ceremony and reception for Master of Engineering Management students: Divinity School baccalaureate reception: 1:00 p.m., Bryan Center, Reynolds Industries Theater 8:15 p.m., Divinity Cafe
Diploma pick-up for African and African-American studies students: 11:30 a.m., outside Friedl building Diploma ceremony for Economics students: 12:00 p.m., Cameron Indoor Stadium
Recognition ceremony, reception and diploma distribution Forever Duke commencement party: for Public Policy students: 8:00 p.m., Blue Zone 2 1:00 p.m., Wilson Recreation Center
Luncheon for Religious Studies students: 12:00 p.m., Langford Building, Alumni Memorial Commons Room
Hooding ceremony and reception for Master of Arts in Liberal Studies students: Commencement ceremony: 1:30 p.m., Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club, Ambassador 9:00 a.m., Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium Ballroom Luncheon and diploma distribution for School of Medicine Baccalaureate services, surnames R-Z: Clinical Research students: 3:00 p.m., Duke Chapel 11:30 a.m., Tobacco Road Sports Cafe, Durham
Lunch, awards and diploma ceremony for Biology students: 12:00 p.m., Wilson Recreation Center
Law School champagne farewell and diploma distribution: 7:30 p.m., Duke Law School, Star Commons
Sunday May 14:
Luncheon and diploma ceremony for Romance Studies students: 12:00 p.m., Perkins Library, Von der Heyden Pavillion See SCHEDULE on Page 23
Graduation celebration for Master of Arts in Teaching students: 3:00 p.m., Auditorium in the Community Family Life and Recreation Center, Lyon Park Hooding ceremony for Pratt Master of Science students: 3:30 p.m.., Bryan Center, Reynolds Industries Theater Reception for Daytime MBA and Ph.D. programs: 3:30 p.m., Fuqua School of Business, Lafe P. and Rita D. Fox Student Center Catholic Center baccalaureate mass and reception: 4:00 p.m., Baldwin Auditorium Innovation and Entrepreneurship certificate ceremony and reception: 4:30 p.m., The Bullpen, 215 Morris Street, Imperial Building, Suite 300
Class of 2017 Political Science Award Winners
Alona E. Evans Prize in International Law Robert Phillip Allred Thamina Stoll
Elizabeth G. Verville Award John Jesse Villa
Hooding ceremony and for Law School students: 5:30 p.m., Cameron Indoor Stadium Ph.D. hooding ceremony and reception: 5:30 p.m., Durham Convention Center, 301 W. Morgan Street
Robert S. Rankin Award in American Government and Constitutional Law
Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture final honors ceremony and reception: 6:00 p.m., Page Auditorium
Connor Michael Phillips
Hooding ceremony, diploma distribution and reception for Doctor of Physical Therapy students: 6:00 p.m., Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club, President’s Ballroom
Robert S. Rankin Award in American National, State, and Local Governments
Divinity School’s Service of Worship and hooding ceremony: 6:30 p.m. Duke Chapel with overflow seating in the Divinity School
Delaney Patricia King
Robert S. Rankin American Gov’t Award for Leadership & Academic Achievement Dana Raphael Apara Anand Sivaraman
Ole R. Holsti Award in American Foreign Policy and International Relations Kevin Matthew Lewallyn John Lawrence McMichael
Graduation with Distinction Michael Andrew Bleggi James Emery Ferencsik Zi Han Huang Isabelle Jensen Nicolas William Johnston Lauren Taylor Katz
Delaney Patricia King Kevin Matthew Lewallyn John Lawrence McMichael Kayla Ellen Morton Connor Michael Phillips Kabir Sadarangani
Duke Chronicle File Photo Duke will award more than 5,300 undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees during its 2017 commencement.
Walid Salah Apara Anand Sivaraman Thamina Stoll John Jesse Villa Jiemeng Zhang
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Freshman Year: 2013-14 Staff Reports The Chronicle Freshman year saw the University in flux both physically—as Duke pushed forward with renovations—and administratively, with several key administrators stepping down. The start of the school year saw the debut of three structures—the brand-new Penn Pavilion and completely refurbished versions of Baldwin Auditorium and Gross Hall. Serving as a dining hall for two years while West Union is closed for renovations, Penn Pavilion will ultimately function as a space for special events. The beginning of the renovations to West Union were felt by students, particularly the demolition of part of the Br yan Center Plaza and
the closing of several popular eateries. Several food trucks were added to campus to help bolster the dining culture. Renovations also began on the Rubenstein Library, and work continued on Environment Hall, which opened in Spring 2014. It was the final year for two of Duke’s top administrators—Provost Peter Lange and Victor Dzau, president and CEO of Duke University Health System. The longest serving provost in the University’s history with 15 years in the position, Lange was replaced by Sally Kornbluth, James B. Duke professor of pharmacology and cancer biology. Dzau became president of the Institute of Medicine shortly after leaving Duke. Student coalition DukeOpen made a splash in the Fall with a campaign to increase the University’s investment transparency. Visible protest
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techniques—including a banner in front of the Allen Building and interrupting a Board of Trustees meeting—garnered attention from students and administrators alike. Administrators agreed to some, though not all, of the coalition’s aims, including expanding the University’s investment advisory group and adding a social choice fund. The University continued to pursue its global ambitions, with Duke Kunshan University receiving approval from the Chinese government in September. Before opening in Fall 2014, DKU spent the 2013-14 school year beginning to recruit students from Duke and elsewhere. Winter 2014 proved to be snowier than normal— ”Snowmaggedon” led to four days of canceled classes in January and February, the most that the University has had in at least 10 years. The first Duke-UNC men’s basketball game of the season also fell victim to the snow and was rescheduled shortly before tip-off. The senior class lost one of its own when Becky DeNardis was killed in a car accident during Spring Break on a trip with Duke’s Outdoor Adventures Program. DeNardis was remembered by friends and family for her warmth and intelligence. The football team built on its success from the year before, putting together its first winning season and national ranking since 1994. The Blue Devils won the Coastal Division for the first time before losing to eventual national champion Florida State in the ACC title game. For the second consecutive year, the team played in a bowl game and built a big first-half lead before Johnny Manziel and Texas A&M clawed back and pulled out a 52-48 win in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on New Year’s Eve. After a loss to Notre Dame in January, the men’s basketball team fell out of the top 10 in the AP Poll for the first time since 2007. Led by stars Jabari Parker and Rodney Hood, Duke entered the NCAA tournament with Final Four aspirations but did not make it out of the Round of 64 for the second time in three years, falling to 14th-seeded Mercer in Raleigh.
Chronicle File Photo Baldwin Auditorium reopened at the start of the year after renovations were completed.
Chronicle File Photo The student coalition DukeOpen used a banner as part of its campaign to increase transparency of University investments.
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Sophomore Year: 2014-15 Staff Reports The Chronicle Sophomore year saw Duke continue to grow and evolve both physically and intellectually, as construction ramped up and controversy provoked thoughtful discussion. The number of cranes blotting the skyline increased as the University witnessed the end of some major projects and the beginning of others. Just as The Edge in Bostock Library opened in January, the entrance to the Bryan Center shut down and Wallace Wade Stadium began renovations, relocating graduation to the Durham Bulls’ Athletic Park. Duke also announced plans to renovate Marketplace for the first time since 1995, begin a historic expansion
Chronicle File Photo The Duke community came together in solidarity after racial and religious-based controversies occurred on campus.
of Cameron Indoor Stadium and close the Chapel in May 2015 for a year of renovations. Departing this year along with the Class of 2015 are administrators who have helped shape the students’ Duke experiences. Laurie Patton, dean of Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, announced her decision to become the 17th president of Middlebury College in Vermont. Duke Kunshan University also saw a significant change in leadership—with Nora Bynum, vice provost for DKU, announcing her departure to work at Chicago’s Field Museum in January and Mary Brown Bullock, executive vice chancellor since 2012, announcing her retirement in February. Duke Forward—the fundraising campaign with the goal of raising $3.25 billion by June 30, 2017—yielded promising results in 2014-15, with the University having received $340.1 million in cash gifts and $348.5 million in new commitments as of April 1. Overall, the University has raised $2.5 billion towards its goal. Students witnessed a growing trend—with Keizra Mecklai’s election as the new DSG president marking Duke’s fourth consecutive female student body president. Many have widely applauded Duke’s efforts in championing female leadership. Sophomore year also saw a number of racial and religiously-based controversies— including Duke’s abrupt reversal of its decision to have the weekly Muslim call-to-prayer led from the Chapel bell tower, the tragic murder of three Muslim UNC students in Chapel Hill and
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Chronicle File Photo Duke celebrated its fifth national title after a dramatic 68-63 win against Wisconsin.
the hanging of a noose near the Bryan Center. The Duke community came together following these incidents— with administrators leading speeches, faculty hosting forums and Duke Student Government and the Black Student Alliance collaborating to create the Social Justice Fellowship. Duke research has also been featured prominently in national news, including the pioneering work around the use of the polio virus to treat cancer patients— which gained national attention when it was featured on CBS’ “60 Minutes.” The University moved one step closer to putting the Anil Potti scandal behind it—settling a lawsuit involving the
families of eight cancer patients who Potti treated based on falsified research. first head coach in Division I men’s basketball history to reach 1,000 career wins with a comeback victory against St. John’s at Madison Square Garden. Freshmen Jahlil Okafor, Tyus Jones and Justise Winslow led the way and have all since joined NBA teams. Although Duke football ended its 2014 campaign with a loss to Arizona State in the Sun Bowl in the final minutes, the program continued to make strides under the direction of head coach David Cutcliffe, posting See SOPHOMORE on Page 24
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Junior Year: 2015-16 Staff Reports The Chronicle
Junior year was characterized by the completion of major construction projects, student activism sparking campus-wide discussions and a bowl win for Duke football. Devil’s Krafthouse—the first vendor of the newlyrenovated West Union—opened after more than two and a half years of construction, and the entire West Union is expected to be fully operational in July. A renovated Marketplace, Rubenstein Library and Page Auditorium reopened at the beginning of the year. The University also announced that construction of a new East Campus dorm, replacing Aycock, Jarvis Han Kang | The Chronicle and East House, would begin in August. The Chapel was closed for renovations during the Students pitched tents in front of the Allen Building in response to alleged instances of discrimination in the Parking and 2015-16 academic year, but reopened May 11 after a Transportation Services department. $19.2 million project to restore the Chapel’s stained glass windows, replace the roof and improve the electrical system. A $25 million gift from David Rubenstein, Trinity ‘70 and chair of the Board of Trustees, will help fund the construction of a new $50-million, 71,000-square foot Arts Center at Duke. Construction continues on the new Student Health and Wellness Center. The main quadrangle was renamed Abele Quadrangle in recognition of Julian Abele, the black architect of Duke’s original campus. The renaming occurred after students presented administrators with demands in two community forums addressing racial issues on campus. The forums followed the defacement of a Black Lives Matter flyer and a death threat and homophobic slur made against a Duke student. Student protestors staged a week-long sit-in of the Allen Building to protest alleged discriminatory conditions in the Parking and Transportation Services department. Additional protestors pitched tents outside the building in support for about a month. Students have also protested the Women’s Center’s impending move to East Campus from its current location near the West Campus bus stop. In addition, non-regular rank, non-tenure track faculty filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board and unionized this year. The union plans to begin negotiations for a collective bargaining agreement with administrators in the Fall. Several incoming freshman refused to read the summer reading book “Fun Home” by Alison Bechdel, saying that some of the graphic images conflicted with their religious beliefs. This year also marks one of the last of President Richard Brodhead’s tenure. Brodhead announced that he will retire at the end of the 2016-17 year after serving 13 years as president. The University has seen significant administrative change in other departments as well. Valerie Ashby—dean of the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences—and Dr. A. Eugene Washington— president and CEO of Duke University Health System—completed their first years in their positions. This year has also been characterized by continued academic engagement from the University and further efforts to enhance students’ potential. Paul Modrich—James B. Duke professor of biochemistry—was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, making him the second Duke professor to win a Nobel Prize. Robert Lefkowitz, James B. Duke professor of medicine, won in 2012. Vice President Joe Biden met with Modrich and other Duke cancer researchers when he visited campus in February as part of his cancer moonshot initiative, which aims to accelerate the search towards a cure for cancer. Biden also held a roundtable discussion with scientists and physicians to discuss cancer research efforts. The University launched the Washington Duke Scholars program to provide first-generation students with enhanced financial aid packages and other resources. The incoming Class of 2020 will include the first Washington Duke Scholars. In its second year, Duke Kunshan University began planning for long-term development—including the expansion of the undergraduate program—and saw the completion of five campus buildings, with work underway on a sixth. The football team ended the season on a high See JUNIOR on Page 21
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Senior Year: 2016-17 Staff Reports The Chronicle Senior year featured participation in local and national elections, the announcement of a new University president and an ACC tournament championship for the men’s basketball team. With the excitement of a presidential election, many Duke students participated in civic activity for the first time. Both Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump visited nearby cities in North Carolina. The Chronicle anonymously polled a representative sample of 920 Duke undergraduates and asked them about their views on the elections. In the poll, Duke students showed a liberal tendency. Almost 76 percent of the 920 students planned on
voting for Clinton, compared to 6.4 percent for Trump. When Trump emerged as the winner, many students were upset and in disbelief. Thereafter, both students and surrounding community members protested Trump’s inauguration. Trump’s executive orders banning immigration from Muslim-majority countries also incited protest. Additionally, several faculty members have expressed concern about Trump’s proposed budget, which cut funding from the National Institutes of Health and other research organizations. Students were also engaged in the gubernatorial race between Republican incumbent Pat McCrory and Democratic challenger Roy Cooper. McCrory is most famous for signing into law the highly controversial House Bill 2, which disallowed transgender people from using restrooms aligned
with their gender identity. In reaction to this law, the NCAA and ACC pulled sporting events from North Carolina. After a close voter margin that led to a contentious legal battle, Cooper won the governorship. Thus far, he has been able to compromise with state Republican leadership on limiting HB2. The NCAA and ACC have since announced that they would consider returning championship events to the state. Just as Trump and Cooper entered their respective offices, President Richard Brodhead served his last year as president of Duke. The Board of Trustees announced Vincent Price, the provost of the University of Pennsylvania, as the tenth president of Duke University. At Penn, Price––who oversees the university’s 12 schools and colleges as well as student affairs, athletics and the arts––helped launch the Penn Wharton China Center in Beijing and hiring a vice provost for global initiatives. As part of his transition, Price has visited campus several times since the announcement. In addition to Brodhead, David Rubenstein, Trinity ‘70 and chair of the board of trustees, will also step down from his role at the end of his term July 1. In his last year, Rubenstein donated $20 million to endow the scholarship program for firstgeneration, low-income students formerly known as the Washington Duke Scholars Program. Now, it will be called David M. Rubenstein Scholars Program. The student body elected a female President of Duke Student Government for the sixth year in a row. Junior Riyanka Ganguly, formerly vice president for equity and outreach, spoke of the importance of activism and advocacy in her campaign. DSG elections this year have faced low voter turnout compared to previous years, but not necessarily compared to the student government elections at peer institutions. Senior year also saw the opening of West Union after more than two years of construction. Containing 13 new eateries, West Union presented a financial threat to the food trucks, some of which have left campus altogether. Still, Duke Dining was named best in the nation for college food. Additionally, the new Student Health and Wellness Center opened in January. However, some students have had issues with accessibility. Many departments—especially in foreign languages—had issues with the new curriculum. In April, Valerie Ashby, dean of the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, explained that the Arts and Sciences Council will take a pause on the curriculum to evaluate the next steps to revamp the Trinity curriculum. The University also faced its fair share of scandals, primarily involving lawsuits. A former lab analyst at Duke accused faculty and administrators of mishandling allegations of research misconduct, which could lead the University to pay close to $600 million in fines. The University brought forth a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, which a federal judge rejected. A men’s soccer player also filed a lawsuit against See SENIOR on Page 22
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Penn provost Vincent Price named as 10th Duke president Staff Reports The Chronicle Vincent Price, the provost of the University of Pennsylvania, will become the 10th president of Duke University. The Board of Trustees elected Price Friday morning, wrote David Rubenstein, chair of the Board of Trustees, in an email to the Duke community. Price, who has served as provost at Penn since 2009, is also the Steven H. Chaffee professor of communication in the Annenberg School for Communication and a professor of political science at Penn. Price will replace current President Richard Brodhead starting July 1, 2017. “I’m thrilled to be part of Duke at a moment in time when this nation and world need universities more than ever,” Price said in one of a series of YouTube videos that Duke published with the announcement. “We need educated and thoughtful, inclusive communities of people who are dedicated to identifying and solving our most challenging problems.” Price noted that Brodhead’s leadership has brought Duke “to the pinnacle of global universities,” but that the University’s collective challenge is to develop “ever more” effective models of openness, diversity and engagement with societal problems. Price was the presidential search committee’s unanimous choice after an extensive international search, said committee chair Jack Bovender, Trinity ’67, Graduate School ’69 and vice chair of the Board of Trustees. The 19-member committee consisted of Trustees, faculty, students, administrators and alumni. Legacy in Philadelphia As provost at Penn, Price is in charge of overseeing the university’s 12 schools and colleges as well as student affairs, athletics and the arts. Price has been influential in giving Penn a global presence—helping launch the 2015 Penn Wharton China Center in Beijing and hiring a vice provost for global initiatives. Brodhead has also taken an international view during his tenure, helping start both the DukeEngage program and the Duke Global Health Institute. Duke Kunshan University—a joint venture between Duke and Wuhan University in China—began operations in 2014, and a new four-year undergraduate degree program was approved by the Board of Trustees. “The world is shrinking. We cannot just be a great national university—we need to be a great global university,” Price said in a video. “And globalism means diversity, it means inclusiveness, it means bringing the community of the world together here today—and to be honest bringing Durham to the world, bringing Duke to the world, extending our community as broadly as we can.” Price named the “digital revolution” as one of the
major challenges facing higher education today. He emphasized that it was important “to seize these new technologies and redefine the way we teach, redefine the way we organize ourselves as a community and expand our global reach.” To that end, Price helped Penn become one of the first universities to partner with online-learning community Coursera, and he also served as founding chair of Coursera’s University Advisory Board. Protecting free expression at Penn has also been one of Price’s priorities. He served on the 2014-15 Committee on Open Expression, which according to The Daily Pennsylvanian aimed to reverse the trend of dis-inviting controversial speakers. Price emphasized the protection of free expression, even if it could lead to controversy. Brodhead has emphasized similar
principles in several community forums dealing with issues of hate and bias at Duke. One of the tasks of Duke’s president is also to foster the growth of the University’s medical system, which the selection committee considered. Price serves on the executive planning group for the University of Pennsylvania Health System and is a trustee of the Wistar Institute, a nonprofit focusing on biomedical research. “Duke has made an absolutely superb choice,” said Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, in the release. “No one is better prepared or more deserving than Vince to lead a distinguished university such as Duke. We at Penn See PRICE on Page 22
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Jayson Tatum carries Duke to historic ACC tournament title Amrith Ramkumar The Chronicle NEW YORK—Even with the No. 5 seed Blue Devils trailing 56-48 with 11:25 left in the ACC championship game after two Grayson Allen turnovers, Duke’s players and coaches looked calm as could be. The Blue Devils had been in the same spot Thursday and Friday, and a third straight come-from-behind win seemed inevitable. And luckily for Duke, it was able to muster a gritty comeback in a matter of minutes, riding a 15-4 stretch and an impeccable finish from swingman Jayson Tatum to its first ACC title since 2011. A Tatum free throw with 2:02
Ian Jaffe | The Chronicle Matt Jones hit one of the biggest shots of his career Saturday night to extend the lead to four with 48 seconds left.
remaining broke a 65-65 tie, then the freshman blocked a shot and went coast to coast for a layup to make it a threepoint game with 1:35 left. After a pair of Matt Farrell free throws, Tatum found senior Matt Jones on the right wing for a huge 3-pointer—Jones’ first triple of the ACC tournament—to stretch the lead to four. Jason Tatum then threw down an emphatic slam through contact with 25.4 seconds left to make it a fivepoint game and hit the ensuing free throw to seal the first conference tournament title won with four wins in four days with a 75-69 victory against third-seeded Notre Dame at the Barclays Center Saturday night. “It didn’t click until we won that we actually did it. The entire week, we had the mindset that we wanted to be the first to ever do that,” Tatum said. “We wanted to overcome everything we’ve gone through this entire season. A lot of people counted us out when we were losing games or guys were hurt, but we just wanted to show the world that we’re still going to be a special team.” The 22nd-ranked Fighting Irish (259) looked like the fresher team after intermission, quickly overcoming their four-point halftime deficit to tie the game at 38, then going ahead for the first time on a Rex Pflueger triple with 17:12 remaining. Although the No. 14 Blue Devils (278) answered a few Notre Dame buckets to stay within one possession, the Fighting Irish pushed the lead to seven when V.J. Beachem put back a Bonzie Colson miss
with 12:34 left in the game. Notre Dame hit five of its first seven shots and outscored Duke 19-8 to start the second half, taking advantage of five Duke turnovers to get easy baskets, with Colson pouring in 29 points. After a pair of Allen turnovers, it looked like things were in danger of going off the rails for the Blue Devils for the third straight day. Yet looking at Duke’s players on the court, you would never have known it. “During timeouts, the looks on guys’ faces were the looks of champions, even when we were losing,” graduate student Amile Jefferson said. “So it made me and Matt’s job easy to lead guys who want to be led, to lead guys who are fighters and to have players like Tatum and Luke Kennard, who are just dynamic scorers and always tough players.” Jefferson would not let his team go down without a fight, putting in backto-back hoops inside to pull Duke within four with 9:46 remaining in the contest. Frank Jackson responded to a Colson turn-around moments later with a corner triple to quickly make it a three-point game. The Blue Devils then set up the exciting finish, with Tatum and Jefferson scoring inside to put Duke back in front 59-58 following a 7-0 spurt. Jackson added another important second-half hoop in response to a Farrell jumper, then Kennard hit a mid-range elbow shot to give Duke a three-point edge with 4:55 left. The ACC tournament MVP finished with 16 points as he and Tatum became
Ian Jaffe | The Chronicle Tatum’s dunk through contact with 25 seconds left sealed the win.
the highest-scoring duo in conference tournament history. “I think there should have been coMVPs,” said Blue Devil head coach Mike Krzyzewski, who won his recordsetting 14th ACC tournament title. “You couldn’t split a hair on them... They were remarkable.” Notre Dame would not let Duke go ahead by more than one possession, however, with Beachem free throws and a game-tying Colson triple from the top of the key with 2:27 remaining bringing the Fighting Irish faithful to their feet. But Tatum would not let his team fall behind late, carrying the team down the stretch to cap a surreal four-game See ACC on Page 22
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Election night: Students in Duke researchers develop ‘disbelief’ of Trump’s victory HIV-destroying antibody Joyce Er The Chronicle In one of the most volatile elections in recent memory, filled with divisive rhetoric and scandals, Republican Donald Trump emerged early Wednesday morning as the country’s next president-elect. The Associated Press announced that Trump won the election just after 2:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.
Jack Dolgin | The Chronicle Only about six percent of Duke undergraduates wanted to see Donald Trump win, according to a poll by The Chronicle.
This came after John Podesta, chairman of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, announced around 2 a.m. that the campaign would “wait a little longer” for votes to be tallied and results to be finalized. However, several news outlets reported after the AP announcement that Clinton had conceded the election on a phone call to Trump. “This is a big day in American history,” said senior and Trump supporter Brady Jackson. “This is ‘yuuuge’ as Donald Trump might say. I mean, I just think it’s a testament to the silent majority coming out and taking back our country... I’m as giddy as a schoolboy right now.” First-year Nikhil Sridhar, vicepresident of Duke’s Young Americans for Liberty and a Trump supporter, said he was looking forward to four years of “peace and prosperity.” Among Clinton supporters at the election watch party in the Sanford School of Public Policy, however, there was an atmosphere of fear. “I’m feeling legitimate anxiety about what’s going to happen with this,” senior Sai Panguluri said Tuesday night. “[Brexit] allowed a lot of people to express their very racist attitudes. As a person of color, I’m absolutely terrified that the same kind of thing will happen here, because we’ve seen a lot of Trump See ELECTION on Page 26
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Courtsey of Duke Photography LaTonya Williams, the study’s first author, is a post-doctoral associate for the Duke Human Vaccine Institute.
can be used as bait to bind to the B cells that produce the antibodies, Williams noted. The second phase involved a collaboration with George Georgiou— Laura Jennings Turner chair of engineering at the University of Texas at Austin—who developed a technique allowing antibodies to be extracted from plasma. “The antibodies that we found in the memory B cells were related to the antibodies that were in the plasma,” Williams said. Barton Haynes, director of the Duke Human Vaccine Institute and senior author See ANTIBODIES on Page 26
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RUBENSTEIN from page 3 springboard of a great undergraduate education, and he was able to get that because of a scholarship at Duke,” Brodhead said. Outside of Duke, Rubenstein has give donations to fund repairs or provide upgrades for national treasures such as the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial and Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. In addition, Rubenstein purchased historical documents—such as the Magna Carta, Declaration of Independence and Emancipation Proclamation—and gifted them to the National Archives for public display. “Basically, he’s put together the kind of documentary history of the evolution of the concept of freedoms in this country,” Brodhead said. “Then
all over Washington, everything you look at as part of the commonwealth of this nation, David was really the sole mover in taking the lead to support it.” As a financier, Rubenstein’s line of work is different from speakers in recent years. Past speakers include men’s basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski in 2016, General Martin Dempsey—Graduate School ’84— in 2014, businesswoman Melinda Gates—Trinity ’86 and Fuqua ’87— in 2013 and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey in 2009. The background of the speaker did not matter as much as the passion the speaker would put into speaking to Duke students, Brodhead said. “There are people who will speak at ten commencements in the same year, and that’s not something that
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I’ve ever wanted here,” Brodhead said. “I want somebody who’s going to take Duke seriously and the Duke commencement seriously, and I know David will.” Brodhead said that he believed Rubenstein would deliver an inspirational speech, citing his track record as a “funny and incisive” public speaker. “He has a very intriguing mind. He’s very witty, but at the same time, he thinks very deeply about things and the depth of that thought comes through as well,” Brodhead said. “He gave the Founder’s Day address about five years ago and I think everybody agrees that there’s never been a better one in the history of the University.” Likhitha Butchireddygari contributed reporting.
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injury and fell out of the AP Top 25 poll for the first time since 2007. The team made a run in the NCAA tournament before being downed by Oregon in the Sweet 16.
Special to The Chronicle Several incoming freshmen refused to read Alison Bechdel’s “Fun Home.”
note under leadership from the senior class, despite ups and downs during ACC play. On Halloween night after seemingly securing a come-frombehind victory against Miami, the Blue Devils could not stop the Hurricanes’ controversial eight-lateral punt return, resulting in a 30-27 loss. However, the team was able to overturn its three-year streak of bowl game losses and 54-year drought by defeating Indiana at the New Era Pinstripe Bowl with a 44-41 overtime win in Yankee Stadium. The basketball team returned from a National Championship win with newly-minted star Grayson Allen and a top-ranked recruiting class featuring Brandon Ingram. Sanjeev Dasgupta | The Chronicle Despite high hopes, the Blue Devils lost captain Amile Jefferson President Brodhead announced that he will for much of the season to a foot step down at the end of the 2016-17 year.
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SENIOR from page 14 Duke and Stephen Bryan, associate dean of students and director of the Office of Student Conduct, for a violation of his due process rights. OSC and Duke’s student conduct process has also come under fire from legal experts, as well as former and current students. The football team took a step back in the fall, winning just four games and failing to reach a bowl game for the first time since 2011. But the upand-down season did have a couple high points with wins at Notre Dame and at home against North Carolina. Victories against the Tar Heels
were a common theme of the year, with the Blue Devils taking two out of three from their rivals in men’s basketball and also topping them in men’s lacrosse, field hockey and twice in women’s basketball. After finishing both 2015 and 2016 without any ACC championships, Duke finally broke out of its slump this spring, winning the conference in men’s and women’s golf and men’s basketball. The Blue Devils’ triumph in Brooklyn was the highlight of the year with four wins in four days, but the preseason No. 1 team could not keep its momentum going in the NCAA tournament, bowing out against South Carolina in the second round.
DEGREES from page 6 and law degree from Harvard. She is also scheduled to speak at Duke Law School’s hooding ceremony during her commencement weekend visit. Deborah Lee James Like Lynch, James was the second woman to hold her high-ranking position in government when she was secretary of the Air Force from 2013 to 2017. She earned a bachelor’s degree in comparative studies at Duke before going on to receive a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University. James has previously served as president of the Fortune 500 company Technical and Engineering Sector of Science Applications International Corporation. “I am thrilled to return to Duke and even more thrilled to receive an honorary degree,” she wrote in an email. “Looking back, Duke taught me so much that I have used throughout my 35-year career in national security: how to think and investigate critically; how to communicate effectively and how to respect and value different types of people and points of view. I will forever be indebted to Duke.”
Stanley Nelson Nelson has earned five Primetime Emmy Awards for his career in documentary filmmaking that has spanned more than two decades. He has produced pieces such as “The Black Press: Soldiers without Swords”—which documents the role of black journalists in American history—and “Climbing Jacob’s Ladder,” a historical look at AfricanIan Jaffe | The Chronicle American churches. Nelson was a member of the 2002 The men’s basketball team proved their talent and potential with an ACC tournament championship win. class of MacArthur Fellows. In 2013 he
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Lunch and diploma ceremony for History students: Luncheon and diploma distribution for Classical 2:00 p.m., Baldwin Auditorium, East Campus Studies students: 12:00 p.m., David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Diploma distribution and reception for Physician Assistant students: Library, Room 153 3:00 p.m., Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club, Presidents Lunch and diploma distribution for Linguistics program Ballroom and Terrace and Slavic and Eurasian Studies students: Diploma distribution for Master of Fine Arts students: 12:00 p.m., Old Chemistry Building, Lobby 3:00 p.m., Auditorium, Nasher Museum of Art Diploma ceremony for Theater Studies students: Diploma ceremony for Pratt undergraduate Bachelor of 12:00 p.m., Bryan Center, Schaefer Theater Science in Engineering students: Luncheon, diploma distribution and awards ceremony for 3:30 p.m., Cameron Indoor Stadium Political Science students: Hooding and recognition ceremony for School of 12:00 p.m., Penn Pavilion Nursing students: Diploma distribution, awards ceremony and reception for 4:00 p.m. Duke Chapel with overflow seating in Page Auditorium Medical Physics Graduate students: 12:00 p.m., Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club, Ambassador Ballroom Markets and Management Studies certificate pick-up and reception: 12:00 p.m., Bryan Center, The Landing
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PRICE from page 17 are both proud and extremely happy for him, Annette and their family, even if our happiness is tinged with the sadness of our cherished colleague and friend departing from Penn come July 1.” Addressing issues at Penn Price has taken steps to address sexual violence and racial tension at Penn. Several Penn students expressed their skepticism and concern that a new task force to target sexual harassment and sexual violence did not go far enough to address rape culture. Similar task forces dealing with bias and hate issues have been created at Duke, as well as an ongoing sexual misconduct task force. “Because of the per formance of past task forces, we fear that this one will not prove effective in enacting comprehensive, concrete policies,” an editorial in The Daily Pennsylvanian read. After the Nov. 8 election, several Penn first-year students of color found themselves added to racist GroupMe group messages, which featured violent descriptions of lynchings. In joint emails with Gutmann, Price condemned the messages and updated students that an investigation had revealed the source was believed to be from Oklahoma and not Penn. They also noted that the University would work to support students victimized by the messages. In an October letter to the black student community, Gutmann and Price expressed support and proclaimed that “black lives matter.” Marcus Benning—Trinity ‘14,
president of the Graduate and Professional Student Council and a search committee member—said he believes Price will be a strong advocate for students due to his experience handling student issues. “Vince has encountered curricular, social and cultural issues that impact students across all degree programs, and he has demonstrated a willingness to build relationships with students and to consult students for advice and guidance on the issues that affect their lives,” Benning said in the release. “We are confident that he will leverage these past experiences, seek out diverse perspectives and build on Duke’s culture of student engagement.” Price’s engagement could also take on a lighter side. When “Hamilton”-creator Lin-Manuel Miranda addressed the University of Pennsylvania’s class of 2016, Price rapped his introduction. “That show is still on the rise, let me emphasize, and allow me to publicize, hello Mr. Pulitzer Prize. You know the rest, and you know our guest. He is truly blessed with what educators try to do best. They open our eyes, they catalyze, they help us realize, make us truly come alive,” he said, according to The Daily Pennsylvanian. Personal life Price received both his Ph.D. and master’s degrees from Stanford University in 1987 and 1985 respectively, after completing his undergraduate studies at Santa Clara University in 1979. Price’s scholarly work has focused on public opinion in politics. He served as editor-in-chief of a journal dedicated to the subject— ”Public Opinion Quarterly”—and has
authored a globally-known book on the subject. His wife, Annette Price, is also a graduate of Santa Clara University and has worked in event planning at the Annenberg Public Policy Center at Penn. The couple has two children— Sarah Price, 27, who is a graduate student at the University of Arizona as well as Alexander Price, 25, who lives in Devon, Pennsylvania. The Price family also has two dogs— Scout, an 8-year-old golden doodle, and Cricket, a 6-year-old labradoodle—that they plan to bring with them when they move to Durham this summer.
ACC from page 19 sequence and finishing with 19 points and eight rebounds. His pass to Jones set up the shot of the tournament by the Blue Devil co-captain, who has been heavily criticized by fans all year for his inconsistent shooting. “Me and Amile, everything we’ve been through, we told each other we weren’t going back to the dorm without [this championship],” Jones said. “So that was the big motivation for us at least, and we just made that message known to all the other guys.” “Matt, no matter if he misses 100 shots, we always think he’s going to make the next one,” Tatum said. “So when I drove, he called my name and as soon as I passed it to him, I knew it was a bucket.” Almost 50 seconds earlier, the St. Louis native had made yet another signature play by stuffing Steve Vasturia at one end and taking the ball the length of the floor himself to make it a three-point game.
“How the hell did you do that?” Krzyzewski said of his reaction to the play. “It gave everyone energy, like, ‘Somebody on our team could move that fast right now.’” Duke was in control to start the game, never trailing in the first half by jumping out to an 8-2 lead and going ahead by nine points two different times. But Colson never let his team fall behind by double figures, closing the half strong to give Notre Dame a good chance heading into the second period. Although the Fighting Irish looked ready to pull away, the Blue Devils reeled them in and finished strong yet again. Duke beat three top-25 opponents in a row on its way to the title, becoming the first No. 5 seed ever to win the conference tournament. The Blue Devils will now await their NCAA tournament fate Sunday evening. The latest projections as of Saturday evening had Duke slotted as a No. 2 seed after its big week in New York. “There were so many plays that turned the game around and sparked the game made by a bunch of our guys,” Jefferson said. “I’m just really proud to be on this team with this group of guys at this time where we’re becoming pure.”
SOPHOMORE from page 12 consecutive winning seasons for the first time since 1989. Nine football players were signed by teams in the NFL, most notably offensive guard Laken Tomlinson, who was drafted by the Detroit Lions as the 28th overall pick, and wide receiver Jamison Crowder, who was selected 105th by the Washington Redskins.
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First-year Aditya Paruchuri, who said he supports Trump largely due to his opposition to Clinton, said the election has demonstrated the importance of not letting the media decide elections. “I hope the results of this election have exposed the media’s extensive imperfections, and that [the election] teaches voters to vote for whom they feel is the best candidate and not who the media thinks will win,” he said. “I am glad that this election is finally over and that politics will no longer consume my life until the next election.” Mayer attributed Trump’s shocking emergence to the “so-called centrist media’s” sensationalism of Clinton’s email scandal and the Clinton campaign’s failure to show her relevance
to the presidency. “Trump had a coherent narrative of America—its decline and the need for a supporters being openly racist towards strongman. That’s a very appealing thing to a fearful nation,” Mayer said. “Hillary people of color.” Before the election, several polls never had that. It’s in her nature. She projected a Clinton victory, failing to doesn’t have as clear a story of where account for Trump’s unexpected surge America is and why she’s the person for on election day. that moment.” “If I had to guess, there was an unstated Students also noted the effects that level of support with Trump,” said Fritz Trump’s win will have on future domestic Mayer, professor of public policy and policies and foreign relations. Laurel political science. Pegorsch, a master’s student in the Mayer noted that there was a Sanford School of Public Policy, said his surprisingly high turnout in largely white, election would have severe implications conservative states. for trade and Supreme Court justices. “We live in a bubble here in Duke, in The election result will also significantly Durham,” he said. “This is a visceral, antiimpact immigrants and minorities, added establishment reaction.” first-year Axel Herrera. “I came in 2005 undocumented and am under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which was given by executive order,” he said election night before the result was announced. “Whichever president is elected is the one who’s going to decide whether DACA stays or goes.” Mayer agreed that the ramifications of a Trump presidency are profound, noting that “there’s going to be a lot of soul searching about how we got this wrong.” Disbelief was a common emotion among Duke students election night and the morning after. “I’m surprised that [Trump]’s getting a lot of these votes. He’s winning these traditional Republican seats, which is right, but Florida or Virginia are surprises,” first-year Ibrahim Butt said early in the evening. “As an international student and a Muslim student, in the past few days I’ve become a bit more fearful with the realization that if he is Neal Vaidya | The Chronicle elected, we will have a president of the Students gathered in the Sanford School of Public Policy to watch election results come in, free world who has these backwards, with many noting their shock at the outcomes. manipulative views.”
ANTIBODIES from page 20 of the paper, explained that each antibody is comprised of four parts. “We could mix and match and just simply ask, ‘Are there any combinations of artificial hybrid antibodies that are actually more potent than the naturally paired ones that we found from the plasma or the cells?’” Haynes said. At one Harvard University laboratory, the newly-developed antibody neutralized 100 percent of the HIV strains, Williams noted. However, there was something special about these particular strains. “We found that this antibody was able to neutralize 100 percent of clade C viruses, and that’s really important because we know that HIV is very prevalent in Africa, and the predominant clade of viruses in Africa are clade C,” Williams said. Haynes noted that an additional benefit of the study was a more comprehensive knowledge of the HIV antibodies themselves, which can be used to facilitate the development of an HIV vaccine. “One of our major goals is to make a vaccine, so we’re interested in the sequence of how these antibodies develop and designing a vaccine to induce these kinds of antibodies,” he said. Further steps to be taken before producing a viable vaccine include refining the antibody and obtaining Food and Drug Administration approval for future testing. Williams noted that improving the potency of the antibody and extending the amount of time it lasts in the body are the two main areas for improvement. “The whole effort to cure people of HIV infection is to give them a drug to stimulate the virus to show itself, and then an antibody like this could go in and be used to target any kind of variant of a virus,” Haynes said.
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2017 Annual Arts Awards Master of Ceremonies: Arlie O. Petters Academy of American Poets Prize Chloe Hooks Honorable mention: Emily Otero
Forlines Family Theater Studies Grant Alex Felix Madeleine Taylor
Alex Cohen Award for Summer Initiatives in Theater Yizhou Jiang
Francis K. Pemberton Scholarship Martha Addison Cady
Anne Flexner Memorial Award for Creative Writing in Fiction Vivian Lu Anne Flexner Memorial Award for Creative Writing in Poetry Andrew Tan-Delli Cicchi Ann-Marie Parsons Memorial Prize Justin Bryant Award for Excellence in Directing Sophie Caplin Award for the Outstanding Student in Acting Cuquis Robledo Emily Levinstone Bascom Headen Palmer Literary Prize Anna Mukamal Clay Taliaferro Dance Award Sara Yuen Dale B.J. Randall Award in Dramatic Literature Reilly Johnson Dance Writing Award Cindy Li Edward H. Benenson Awards in the Arts Neha Agrawal Mariana Calvo David Geng Elliot Golden Amanda Hedgecock Yizhou Jiang Erin Mathias Robert Meese Rhys Morgan Elise Nelson Elaine Pak Paul Popa Alex Sanchez Bressler Quinn Scanlan & Hunter Stark Madeline Taylor Christopher White
George Lucaci Award for Creative Nonfiction Haley Enos Aaron Baum Hal Kammerer Memorial Prize for Film and Video Production Will Francis Danny Kim Harold Brody Award for Excellence in Musical Theater Emily Levinstone Henry Schuman Music Prize Ilhan Gokhan James Rolleston Prize for Best Honors Thesis Written in a Foreign Language Vania Ma Lydia Bradford Hannah Morris John M. Clum Distinguished Theater Studies Graduate Award Rory Eggleston Julia Harper Day Award for Documentary Studies Christopher White Julia Wilkinson Mueller Prize for Excellence in Music Melody Lin Julia Wray Memorial Dance Award Haylee Levin Kenneth J. Reardon Award in Theater Design, Management, or Production Ashley Sage Kevin Gray Musical Theater Award Onastasia Ebright
Margaret Rose Knight Sanford Scholarship Vivian Lu Carmen Pharr Haley Enos Mary Duke Biddle Foundation Visual Art Award Tiange Zhang Nancy Kaneb Art History Award Charlotte McKay Frannie Sensenbrenner Outstanding Undergraduate Filmmaker Award Elaine Pak Paul R. Bryan Award Alex Prelock William Harris Reynolds Price Award for the Best Original Script for Stage, Screen, or Television Rory Eggleston Reynolds Price Fiction Award Grace Li Rodger Frey Film Essay Award Upasana Chandra Sue and Lee Noel Prize in Visual Arts Tori Bilas Terry Welby Tyler, Jr. Award for Poetry Elise Nelson Visual Studies Initiative Award Indrani Saha Zarah Udwadia William M. Blackburn Scholarship Louis Garza Yulia Kozina Elizabeth Krogman William Klenz Prize in Music Composition Jonathan Aisenberg
Louis Sudler Prize in the Creative and Performing Arts Danielle Mayes Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 5:00 pm The Bryan Centerâ€™s Griffith Film Theater
This event is hosted by the offices of Arlie O. Petters, Dean of Academic Affairs, and Scott Lindroth, Vice Provost for the Arts