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Professors break down effects of Trump’s legal drama, say polarization is here to stay By Xinchen Li Local and National News Editor
By Michael Model
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort pleaded guilty Friday to two conspiracy charges, in addition to previous convictions against him. As a part of the plea, Manafort agreed to cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. In doing so, Manafort joined four other former Trump campaign aides—including Michael Cohen, Trump’s former lawyer—in agreeing to cooperate with the special counsel’s investigation in exchange for reduced charges. Although guilty pleas from President Donald Trump’s ex-ancillaries may influence his presidency, Duke professors hesitate to compare the current scandal to Watergate. Despite the guilty pleas, David Rohde, Ernestine Friedl professor of political science, remarked that there has not been any concrete evidence that Trump’s colluded with Russia or obstructed justice. Although many compare the ongoing Mueller investigation to the early 1970’s Watergate investigation, which led then-President Richard Nixon to resign, the two incidents are in many ways distinct, he noted. “What we know for sure about Watergate is a lot different from what we know for sure about [the Mueller investigation] now,” Rohde said. “‘Not just ‘we’ in terms of you and I, but the American people.” Lisa Griffin, Candace M. Carroll and Leonard B. Simon professor of law, said in an interview with The Financial Times that Cohen’s testimony that Trump had “committed campaign finance violations in co-
WACO, Texas—Losing a starting quarterback to injury is never easy to overcome. That’s why a dominant 21-7 victory last week at Northwestern felt like a loss. Yet just a week after third-year starter Daniel Jones was sidelined indefinitely due to a broken clavicle, the feeling around the Blue Devils has taken a 180-degree turn thanks to a strong offensive performance from Duke and its new leader under center, Quentin Harris. Harris put together an eye-opening game Saturday, continuing the Blue Devils’ recent explosion downfield with touchdown passes of 66, 28 and seven yards en route to 174 yards in the air. He also showcased his potential as a dual-threat option, gaining 83 yards on the ground including a crucial 28-yard rush on a thirdand-long in the third quarter, which helped the Blue Devils extend their advantage after Baylor had cut the lead to just 10 with a blocked punt return touchdown the previous possession. “We really wanted to answer that after they scored on the blocked punt,” Harris said. “I was just telling the guys on the sideline that we built up a cushion for a reason. Now we’ve got to go execute, got to score again and increase the lead…. I thought that came at a really big time for us and it helped stretch the lead and stretch the game in our favor.” Harris clearly felt comfortable leading the Blue Devils Saturday, and much of that was due to Duke’s practice structure. Head coach David Cutcliffe often stresses the need to dig deep into the depth chart, and preparation with the first team throughout the summer and early fall allowed for a seamless transition. See HARRIS on Page 7
ordination with and at the direction of the president . . . brings the president perilously close to being an unindicted co-conspirator engaged in criminal wrongdoing.” “Whether or not the Cohen plea ultimately adds to the president’s legal jeopardy, it should be damaging politically,” she added. To William Chafe, Alice Mary Baldwin professor emeritus of history, impeachment is hard to imagine. “First of all, you need two-thirds of the votes for the Senate to convict the president,” Chafe explained. “Second of all, there will be a lot of people that will just not turn against him.” Chafe added the best situation Democrats can expect is to win a majority in Congress in the upcoming elections and impede some of Trump’s political acts. Rohde also noted that Trump’s approval rating has remained relatively stable, suggesting the recent investigation and convictions have not threatened Trump’s presidency in any substantial way. In contrast, by the time the Watergate investigation concluded in 1973, officeholders of the Republican Party were convinced that Nixon was guilty and knew–if the impeachment trial went head– he would be convicted, compelling Nixon to resign, Rohde added. “We are just a long way from that—in terms of the doubt,” he said. “At least that is what the poll shows.” See TRUMP on Page 12
What do Android users think of upcoming Apple partnership? By Priya Parkash Contributing Reporter
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Artificial muscles are getting ripped A Duke lab has figured out artificial muscles get stronger.
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Do you often forget to keep your student ID on you? How would you feel if you could simply use your phones to access your dorm, use e-print, go to the gym and pay for food on campus? Duke, along with five other colleges, is collaborating with Apple to integrate student ID cards to the Apple Wallet application in an attempt to streamline student accessibility on campus. The Apple Wallet will be linked to Apple Pay and students will be able to access campus facilities by waving their
iPhones or Apple Watches near compatible reading devices, which will use the Near-Field Communications technology. When contacted by The Chronicle, Duke OIT did not expand on details, but did confirm that the technology was currently being tested and was to be released sometime this fall. Since not all students have access to iPhones or Apple Watches, the technology is meant to supplement rather than replace the existing system. Students on campus are split on opinions when it comes to the release of the application. See APPLE on Page 12
Brooke Heinsohn is becoming a star in goal
Monday Monday: Hurricane Drunk
After watching from the sidelines for two years, Heinsohn is dominating the net. PAGE 7
If you give a Duke student a hurricane day, he’s going to ask for the whole week off. PAGE 11
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Anatomy of a hurricane: How Florence got to Durham By Yuexuan Chen Contributing Reporter
It was only a few days ago when students were looking out the window to blue skies, dreaming of a beautiful weekend and only worrying about that problem set due Friday. How did we end up here? Out in the ocean The key ingredients to stirring up a hurricane are a tropical system of at least 80 degrees Fahrenheit, a moist atmosphere, a warm ocean surface and some vertical windshear. Because of these required conditions, hurricanes mostly form between 5 and 15 degrees north and south of the equator, said Wenhong Li, associate professor of climate. “There are several factors that could influence hurricane genesis and intensity,” Li said. “Warmer oceans provide fuel for hurricanes. We thus will likely observe much stronger hurricanes—which leads to more damage if they make landfall—in a warming climate.” Hitting land The increased friction and decreased moisture of land slows down the hurricane’s momentum, and the first to get hit in North Carolina will be the barrier islands. Stuart Pimm, Doris Duke professor of conservation ecology, said that Florence has the capacity to completely rearrange the Barrier Islands by moving or destroying the islands. By next week, it will look like winter with all the vegetation blown off, he added. “What I hope most of all is that this storm does not become an urban renewal thing like so many other storms,” Orrin Pilkey, James B. Duke professor emeritus of geology said. “We first learned about this with Hurricane Hugo...
Florence in Durham Although the hurricane hurts birds like woodpeckers, the hurricane’s large floods will actually help fish—especially long-lived fish such as sturgeon—giving the cue for the fish to spawn. The fish in the rivers have evolved for flooding, and in many ways, so has Durham. Doyle said that all the rivers around Durham have U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flood control dams. David Schaad, professor of the practice of civil and environmental engineering, said that Durham’s water system is manned 24/7 with backup generators and has a three day supply of water to prevent water contamination in residents’ water supplies. Durham is also elevated at 400 feet above sea level and has some hills. Water drains into Jordan Lake on the Cape Special to the Chronicle Fear River and Falls Lake on the Neuse River— Hurricane Florence, since downgraded to a tropical storm, struck the Carolinas last week. all downstream of Durham. West Campus what happened was a lot of the mom-and-pop right strategy for his hometown of New Orleans. drains south into Mud Creek and East Campus beach cottages were demolished and replaced “With major towns all near rivers and coasts, will drain north toward Ellerbe Creek. by McMansions—three-story rental buildings these are societally changing decisions,” Doyle The professors see the looming storm as a that are so common now on North Carolina said. “As sea levels rise, of course it’s going to potential learning experience. get worse.” “When there is a big event like a flood, we and South Carolina shores.” get to watch geologic-scale processes happen,” Martin Doyle, professor in the Moving inland Doyle said. environmental sciences and policy division, Pimm also pointed toward Hurricane criticized the traditional government response Hugo—a 1989 hurricane that hit shore just north After Florence dissipates to this type of disaster. The Carolinas recovered from Hurricane Hugo He pointed out that if a storm has a of Charlotte, causing 27 deaths in South Carolina large impact, it will be called “an act of and costing the United States $7 billion dollars— and will recover from Florence too, Pimm said. But what makes Florence different from Hugo is one God” and something that “we couldn’t do to predict the aftermath of Florence. “The pine trees flattened by Hugo took worsening condition—global warming. anything about.” “We can’t attribute any particular storm to global “After a disaster, the government will decades to grow back,” Pimm said. “This is a basically give money to rebuild in the same huge risk to the red-cockaded woodpecker that warming, but we do know the oceans are warming up and warm water feeds and drives hurricanes,” place,” Doyle said. “What’s the definition of depends on pine.” Braced for the destruction that’ll be caused Pimm said. “We have politicians in the Carolinas insanity? Doing the same thing over again and expecting a different outcome? Our responses by trees, Duke Energy already has thousands who refuse to believe in global warming. [Hurricane of power line trucks sitting at the edge of the Florence] is one of those events that will make them to disasters are largely insane.” look as stupid as they really are.” Doyle questioned whether rebuilding was the storm line, Doyle said.
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Duke lab’s (artificial) muscles get shocked into shape By Michael Lee Contributing Reporter
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While some people may hit the gym to strengthen their muscles, Duke researchers have been in the lab strengthening their artificial muscles. In 2016, the Bursac Lab at Duke successfully 3D printed muscle tissue and made it contract like native muscle—a first in the field of bioengineering. However, these tissue-engineered muscles were predicted to be about 10 to 50 times weaker than natural muscle. Now, the lab has found a way to make these muscles stronger than ever before. Alastair Khodabukus, a researcher at the Bursac Lab and a key contributor to this new research, said that in the human body, normal muscles contract due to electrical impulses delivered from nerves. “Normally your muscles will contract when you go to the gym and do a bicep curl,” he said. “The brain is sending the muscles that contract a neural input.” However, bioengineered muscles do not have any sort of nerves feeding into them and thus cannot contract like real muscles. To solve this issue, the researchers decided to electrically stimulate the muscles in order to mimic the activity of real nerves. “The rationale for doing the electrical stimulation was, ‘Can we basically get the muscles to exercise and be stronger?’ and that’s what we ended up showing,’” Khodabukus said. Following the electrical stimulation, the researchers found that both the size and strength of the engineered muscles increased. It took three years to fully collect the requisite data for this model. Chris Jackman, a postdoctoral associate at the Bursac Lab, designed a chamber in which two electrodes were attached to a muscle. The researchers could then electrically stimulate the muscle for as long as they wanted to in order to elucidate the conditions most conducive to muscle growth. However, the challenge came in determining a frequency that would
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Courtesy of the Bursac Lab In 2016, the lab successfully 3D printed muscle tissue that contracted like native muscle. Now the lab has made it stronger.
maximize growth. “If we applied too much electrical current to muscle, we could actually kill the muscle that way,” Khodabukus said. “It’s the same as being electrocuted.” After adjusting the frequencies in the stimulation, the Bursac Lab was able to find a high enough frequency that would not damage the muscle, making it the most conducive setting. While these muscles are neither as strong as nor developmentally as mature as natural human muscle, they represent a great leap forward in the field of bioengineering. In fact, the Bursac Lab holds the record for the highest specific force reported for engineered human muscles to date.
The fully functional muscle model provides an invaluable tool in testing drugs and treatments. The muscles are capable of modeling diseases, which could further the development therapeutic treatment, Khodabukus said. However, since the muscles are not very strong or mature, they are not perfectly representative of the behavior of real muscles. This limitation sets the direction for the lab’s future work. “With long-term electrical stimulation, we might be able to get bigger, stronger, more mature muscle, which could potentially lead to a more predictive in vitro model for identifying efficiency of different drugs,” he said.
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‘They gotta eat’: Dining staff weather the storm to serve students By Isabelle Doan News Editor
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As Hurricane Florence approaches, Duke’s dining staff will serve students as usual. Duke cancelled classes after 5 p.m. Wednesday and activated the severe weather policy noon Thursday, after which most offices closed. But some staff members—such as the dining staff—will still be working during the storm. Despite the forecast, several dining staff members said that they have no issues with working through the hurricane. “I feel great about working during the hurricane,” said Joseph McDowell, a chef at Il Forno. “I have to feed Duke students. They gotta eat.” McDowell added that he was not worried about the wind and the rain, and that he would be “right here” at Il Forno. Devon Furgeson, an employee of Sprout, also said that he was not too worried about the weather. He explained that he has been keeping up with the forecast, and the weather here does not look severe. “No one told me that I had to work. I told them if it was crazy, I wouldn’t come in, but if it was fine, I’d most definitely come in,” he said. Furgeson added he has been in the same position before. When the severe weather policy was activated for snow earlier this year, he could not come into work because his car was snowed in. However, it seems that many workers will not have to drive to work during the hurricane. According to McDowell, Duke has arranged housing for some workers. “They also put us in hotels so we could be available for you all,” he said, although he noted that he is staying at his own home. Saladelia, a restaurant service which owns several dining locations on campus, is also taking appropriate measures for its workers. Tyler Whitten, a worker at the Saladelia-owned dining location Cafe, said Saladelia has shut down most of locations in preparation for the storm, although he and his colleagues
Chronicle File Photo Employees working in Duke Dining’s venues came in during the storm to feed students, but said they did not mind.
continue to work on campus. “It’s not bad,” he said. “They’re cutting our hours appropriately, and they’re not making anyone work that doesn’t feel safe or can’t come in.” Whitten added that Saladelia has made sure that staff have reliable transportation, and that they will be able to get in and out of work safely. Antwan Lofton, assistant vice president of human resources, wrote in an email that in severe weather, positions such as police officers, bus drivers, housekeepers and food workers are considered essential employees. “Unlike many other employers, Duke never closes during
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times of severe weather or emergency conditions,” Lofton wrote in an email. “We are a residential campus for thousands of students, we provide critical care for patients in our hospitals and we support a complex research environment 365 days a year.” Duke provides support, such as transportation, housing and meals, for the employees. “During such extraordinary times, we consistently see our essential service staff members come together to provide exceptional service to ensure we maintain critical operations and support for those entrusted to our care,” he wrote. Bre Bradham contributed reporting.
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Duke outduels Baylor on the road behind strong defensive performance to stay unbeaten By Michael Model Sports Editor
WACO, Texas—After losing arguably their top weapons on both sides of the ball last weekend, the Blue Devils did not miss a beat Saturday. Playing in its first game without quarterback Daniel Jones and cornerback Mark Gilbert, Duke defeated Baylor 40-27 at McLane Stadium. Redshirt freshman safety Leonard Johnson sealed the victory by returning an interception for a touchdown in his first career start to put the Blue Devils in front by 20 with less than five minutes left. “We played a lot of man-to-man, but Leonard Johnson’s pick-six came off of a zone call,” Duke head coach David Cutcliffe said. “I told somebody after three steps, ‘That’s a touchdown.’ He is a terrific athlete, so that’s hopefully only going to be the beginning for him.” The Blue Devils (3-0) spurted out to a 23-0 halftime lead, taking DUKE 40 advantage of strong BAYLOR 27 field position and Baylor miscues. After the Bears (2-1) missed a 44-yard field goal on their opening possession, disaster struck on their ensuing drive when cornerback Josh Blackwell forced a fumble inside Baylor territory. Duke took advantage immediately, as running back Deon Jackson found a gap and exploded for a 31-yard score three plays later to put the Blue Devils on the board. Duke used its defense to produce offense once again later in the second quarter after safety Marquis Waters got a hand on Baylor kicker Connor Martin’s next field-goal attempt.
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Brittain Brown was one of three Blue Devils with more than 50 rushing yards Saturday. The Blue Devils capitalized on another short field when quarterback Quentin Harris found T.J. Rahming for a 28-yard touchdown as Duke doubled its lead. Harris had varied success in his first career start Saturday. The redshirt junior struggled out of the gate, converting on just one of his first eight attempts, but found his rhythm in the second quarter, converting on six of his next seven attempts in addition to a 66-yard deep touchdown pass to Johnathan Lloyd. “Lot of heroes out there on that field, a lot of them,” Cutcliffe said. “It’s got to start with Quentin Harris, who played a complete game, took care of the ball and made some big plays. What an incredible job he’s done in preparing himself.” Harris once again seemed unable to find
his targets in the second half, and finished the contest with a completion percentage of just 40 percent. Entering the locker room with a 23-point deficit, the Bears were not ready to throw in the towel. After controlling time of possession in the first half, Baylor broke through out of the gate, using a 39-yard reception downfield by Tyquan Thornton to set up its first red-zone appearance of the contest. The Bears got on the board just minutes later after quarterback Charlie Brewer took it himself for a three-yard score—the first touchdown the Blue Devils had allowed in nearly 90 minutes, with Northwestern’s lone touchdown last week coming on its first drive. “I had a lot of concern going into the game about Baylor’s ability to make explosive plays,”
Cutcliffe said. “To take it that long—I mean to play another half without giving up another point, particularly with injuries and things—I thought there was a lot of fierceness on the field.” Baylor made it even more interesting on the following possession, as the Bears blocked an Austin Parker punt attempt, which JaMycal Hasty promptly scooped up and carried 33-yards into the end zone to cut the Blue Devils’ lead down to just 10 at 23-13 with 25 minutes to play in the contest. Harris and the Blue Devils responded immediately, marching down the field to extend the lead back to 17 on a seven-yard pass to Rahming in the end zone on third-and-goal. The key play on that drive was a 28-yard run on third-and-long from Harris. The dual-threat quarterback showed his ability to make an impact on the ground Saturday, adding 83 yards on 14 attempts in addition to 174 yards in the air. Saturday’s victory was not all rosy for the Blue Devils, though, as Duke’s list of injuries continued to grow. Cornerback Michael Carter II had to be taken off the field after suffering a leg injury in the opening minutes. Carter did not return to the contest, leaving the Blue Devils without their top two cornerbacks. Cutcliffe received positive news after the game and does not think the injury will keep Carter out long. “I think we’ve got a sprain that he will come back from, hopefully, pretty quickly,” Cutcliffe said. “The initial word I got is that we don’t have a torn ligament. But, you’re always cautious. He’ll have an MRI and we’ll know for sure at that point.” Duke will return to Durham next Saturday to take on crosstown rival N.C. Central at 3:30 p.m.
Duke shuts out Syracuse in ACC opener By Mitchell Gladstone Sports Features Editor
Entering the weekend, Duke’s offense had looked far from that of a top-15 team. The Blue Devils had scored just 14 goals and they ranked outside the top 100 in shots on goal per game through eight contests. Numbers like that just weren’t going to cut it come ACC play. So Robbie Church’s squad made a change. No. 13 Duke made a statement in its conference opener Sunday, rolling to a 4-0 victory against Syracuse at SU Soccer Stadium in Syracuse, N.Y. The DUKE 4 Blue Devils needed ‘CUSE 0 nearly 34 minutes to break a scoreless deadlock, but once senior Taylor Racioppi’s opener found the back of the net, Duke’s attack wouldn’t quit. Sunday’s win marked the third time in as many seasons that the Blue Devils got the better of their opponent in a conference opener. “It’s huge,” Church said. “We put a lot of
energy and a lot of work into this, really trying to make sure we really understood how important it was to start off [well,] not only to get the three points, but to get a win on the road.” Duke (7-1-1, 1-0-0 in the ACC) spent even more time away from home than usual, leaving Durham Thursday morning before practicing in Gettysburg, Pa., later that day. The Blue Devils then woke up and finished the last of their 600plus mile bus trip Friday, making it to Syracuse (3-6-0, 0-1-0) in time for Duke’s field hockey game against the Orange that evening. With Hurricane Florence forcing the Blue Devils’ Sunday field hockey game against Saint Joseph’s to be relocated from North Carolina to upstate New York, the two Duke teams spent the weekend together, staying in the same Syracuse hotel and going out to dinner Saturday night. The Blue Devils benefited from a little extra time off, putting together “close to their most complete game” of the season on the pitch. “We needed to play a complete game,” Church said. “At the beginning of the game, I thought we came out really well. I thought there
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Taylor Racioppi got the Blue Devils on the board Sunday with a goal in the 34th minute against Syracuse. was a time, about 10 minutes into it, that we got out of our rhythm. The first goal was a really, really important goal. I wouldn’t say the game was starting to go the other way, but I think all
of sudden Syracuse was starting to think, ‘Oh, we can play with these guys.’” See W. SOCCER on Page 9
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Heinsohn starring in net after 2 years on the sidelines just the size of her.... We knew that if she had worked hard, she would be a very, very good goalkeeper.”
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Brooke Heinsohn always knew she would wind up a Blue Devil. Both her parents graduated from Duke in the early 1980s, and her dad, Paul, played football for three seasons while in Durham. By the time Brooke was in third grade, she told her mom that she wanted to be next in line. “She said, ‘If you get a full ride to Duke, I’ll buy you a new car or I’ll buy you a new TV or something,’” Heinsohn said with a laugh. “She hasn’t kept up her end of the bargain.” But Brooke certainly has, and then some. Heinsohn already has six shutouts through nine games in her first season as a starter— making her just one of 18 goalkeepers in the nation with five or more. And since the Blue Devils’ stunning loss to Illinois a little more than a month ago, Duke has ripped off a tie and five wins, with Heinsohn a major reason why.
Brooke Heinsohn has held opponents scoreless in six of the Blue Devils nine contests this season.
Plenty of potential Growing up in Boston, Heinsohn’s last name carried a lot of weight. Her grandfather, Tommy, won 10 titles with the Celtics organization—two as a coach and eight as a player, including seven straight from 1959-65. Brooke, however, was bound for the grass and not the hardwood. “They’d drive [her older sister to] practice and Brooke would be over on the sideline just kicking the ball around,” Tommy said. “Nobody talked to her or anything because she was a kid, but that’s how she got introduced to soccer.” Up until sixth grade, Brooke split time as both a striker and a goalie. Heinsohn’s club coach encouraged her at that point to make a choice, and already tall for her age, she opted
to stick in net. By high school, Heinsohn was all in on the position. She supplemented her high school practices with extra goalkeeper training after school and club soccer for New England Futbol Club, which she helped to a national championship just before her senior year. After Heinsohn graduated high school in 2016, U.S. Soccer came calling, with the U-20 Women’s World Cup on the horizon. “We had our last camp when they were making the roster in June and I was supposed to be going into preseason that August,” Heinsohn said. “I found out that I made the roster, and I was talking to [Blue Devil head coach] Robbie [Church] the whole time and I was like, ‘I think if I get the opportunity, I’m
pass rush, Harris feels that his accuracy will grow with time and practice prior to next week’s matchup against crosstown rival N.C. Central. “I had a couple balls I probably could have been more accurate on,” Harris said. “I kind of want to get the completion percentage up, but at the end of the day it’s a team game and my individual stats don’t matter. As long as we come out on top, I’m happy as can be. I think it says a lot about the team effort we put together to come back after we saw some adversity in this game.” Harris’ performance is the latest example of the Blue Devils’ ‘next man up’ mentality which showed this week. Following injuries to Jones and star cornerback Mark Gilbert against Northwestern, the Blue Devils have filled in admirably to pick each other up. Harris said he always prepares like he is going to start so that if his number is called in the middle of the game, like it was against the Wildcats, the transition onto the field is smooth. “I’ve got to prepare each week like I’m going to be the starter...Daniel went down and I had to step in there and trust my preparation,” Harris said. “So nothing really changed for me [this week] on a day-to-day or week-to-week basis, but I’m just really proud of the team effort we put together.”
FROM PAGE 1 The transition was also aided by a substitution on the offensive line, as Ohio State transfer Jack Wohlabaugh earned his first career start Saturday at center. Wohlabaugh and Harris have worked together on the second team throughout practices developing chemistry and have grown close. Wohlabaugh was not surprised by Harris’ ability to drive the offense and carry Duke to a tough road victory. “Quentin has always handled himself like a starter, so when his number was called there was really no surprise as to how he would handle it. We all knew that,” Wohlabaugh said. “We really know each other, we correct each others’ wrongs. So, we work together really well.” Harris also struggled at times under center Saturday. The redshirt junior completed just 40 percent of his pass attempts and had a stretch of seven consecutive incompletions in the first quarter. Most of those attempts were not close, sailing either high or wide and far out of the receivers’ reach. Although part of this was due to Baylor’s
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going to go.’” Instead of coming to Duke, Heinsohn deferred for a semester, heading more than 9,000 miles to Papua New Guinea. She didn’t play a minute in the entire tournament, instead watching as her team finished fourth. By the time Heinsohn got to Durham in January 2017, she was playing “catch-up,” trying to make friends and fit in amongst a cohesive group that had nearly made it to the College Cup semifinals the past fall. Heinsohn, despite having been out of competitive action for nearly an entire year, entered the 2017 season in contention for the Blue Devils’ starting nod. “Her potential to be a big-time goalkeeper was there early,” Church said. “Her length,
‘We all have hard days’ Ultimately, Heinsohn began her first collegiate season on the bench. Church chose then-senior EJ Proctor as Duke’s top netminder, and one could argue the decision paid off—the Blue Devils made it to last year’s Final Four before losing in a penalty shootout to UCLA. Heinsohn battled through her time as a reserve, something unfamiliar to the former Gatorade Player of the Year. “It was definitely hard coming to practice every day and trying to give it my all,” Heinsohn said. “I obviously wanted to be out on the field.... I lost a little bit of confidence. It was hard to know that I was losing those things and see myself morph into a different player in a negative way.” Duke goalkeeper coach and video coordinator Lane Davis acknowledged that, though he didn’t necessarily notice Heinsohn’s specific struggles, there are inherent challenges as a first-year keeper at the collegiate level. “It’s hard to come into a new environment,” Davis said. “We all have hard days, but what I would say is that she didn’t have bad days. It is hard sometimes to show up and grind it out every day, but that’s the maturation process for players in their first year…. That’s a challenge and it’s very difficult, but she handled it very well and she is where she is for grinding out those days.” In her lowest moments, Heinsohn turned to her family for support. “My mom doesn’t know much about soccer, so I just talked to her and she was just See HEINSOHN on Page 9
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Quentin Harris showed his versatility against Baylor, adding 83 rushing yards to a passing performance which included three touchdowns.
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Scherrer leads Blue Devils to victory with hat trick By Michael Xue Staff Writer
Coming off an impressive 1-0 shutout of Syracuse, Duke entered Sunday’s matchup against Saint Joseph’s looking to convert with more efficiency. In the last day of the Blue Devils’ stint in Upstate New York, fourth-ranked Duke surged to a 6-3 victory against No. 14 Saint Joseph’s at J.S. Coyne Stadium in Syracuse, N.Y. The Blue Devils converted on six of their 15 shots on goal Sunday, compared to just one of 12 against Syracuse. Senior forward Erin Scherrer led the way for Duke with a hat trick. “We wanted to create the attack that we had created on Friday, but with the emphasis of cleaning it up and 3 how we finish in the SJU 6 circle,“ Blue Devil DUKE head coach Pam Bustin told GoDuke.com. “I’m really pleased by the way we made those changes from the 25-yard up forward.” Duke (6-2) burst out to a strong start with multiple senior forwards setting the tone of aggression and bringing energy immediately. Coming off two straight games of having scored a goal—including the game winning shot against Syracuse Friday—senior forward Caroline Andretta continued her hot streak in the opening minutes with a score in the seventh minute. Ten minutes later, Erin Scherrer rebounded a shot from Rose Tynan to double Duke’s advantage.
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The Blue Devils were able to capitalize Sunday after finding the goal on just one of 12 shot attempts Friday against Syracuse. The Blue Devils came into Sunday’s matchup with Saint Joseph’s well aware of its fiery defense. Despite two Duke goals in the opening 20 minutes of the match, the Hawks’ defense put a stop to the momentum. Multiple blocked shots turned defense into offense for the Hawks (4-2), who capitalized in the 26th minute with a diving goal from Tonya Botherway, her sixth of the season. The
goal came off a pass outside the circle from senior forward Anna Willocks. “Coming into this game, we knew that they wanted to come out and beat us,” Scherrer said. “So we needed to play our game and come out hard from Syracuse because we played really well against Syracuse and pressured them, so just putting that force on Saint Joe’s is really important.”
While the Hawks’ defense slowed the Blue Devils down momentarily going into the half, Duke came out of the locker room unfazed, playing with the same spirit that they did entering the contest. Less than a minute out of the locker room, Andretta tapped in a shot at the front of the cage off a pass from junior Margaux Paolino. Soon after in the 41st minute, Scherrer punched in her second goal of the game to put Duke up 4-1, leading to a timeout call by Saint Joseph’s. The remainder of the game saw the teams trading goals with Tynan scoring in the 53rd minute before Emily Henry answered with a score in the 57th minute for Saint Joseph’s. The Hawks kept the pressure on defense with multiple blocked shots and gained three penalty corner opportunities in a matter of 10 minutes, appearing to have one last push in them. However, it was all too late when Scherrer completed her hat trick in the closing minutes to put the Blue Devil lead up to four. Scherrer credited her three goals to her teammates and the game plan. “I think the build up from the attack overall is what really caused those goals” she said. “I think everybody contributed, everyone was joining, everyone wanted to get into the circle and really put pressure on their goalie. It was a joint effort.” With Hurricane Florence and its road stretch coming to a close, Duke will return to Durham to take on North Carolina at Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium this Friday at 6 p.m.
Take of the week: Nine wins for Duke? Book it. By Ben Leonard Blue Zone Columnist
There is plenty of reason not to be optimistic about Duke football. Daniel Jones is out indefinitely, Mark Gilbert is out for the season and Michael Carter Jr. went down with an injury. Before a win against Baylor Saturday, the Blue Devils’ hopes at a strong season seemed over. But Duke is still going to win nine games—book it. With some luck, Jones could be back relatively quickly, perhaps after the matchup against No. 13 Virginia Tech Sept. 29, when Duke will most likely be sitting at a cool 4-1, assuming an easy win against North Carolina Central and a loss against the talented Hokies. After that, the Blue Devils only have two probable losses left on its schedule, in road contests against ACC Coastal foes No. 2 Clemson and No. 21 Miami. The rest of Duke’s schedule is very manageable—Duke is comfortably better than the rest of the teams in the ACC Coastal Division. According to ESPN’s Football Power Index, the Blue Devils have a 60 percent chance or greater of winning
each of its games against Georgia Tech, Virginia, Pittsburgh, North Carolina and Wake Forest. It’s really hard to see Duke losing to any of those teams—if they win all of those, it would push it to nine wins. The Blue Devil defense will remain rock solid, and the offense will do enough to make Duke a balanced team. So far, the offensive line has exceeded expectations—as has Quentin Harris. Even if Jones comes back later than Oct. 13 against Georgia Tech, Harris should be able to fill in just fine—he went above and beyond what I expected against Baylor. Sure, he only completed 40 percent of his passes, but he was explosive as both a passer— making some incredible deep throws—and a runner. The Yellow Jackets’ defense has been weak, too. With this schedule and Harris playing as well as he has, Duke should set the bar at nine wins—if not higher. Even though the final score might not have reflected it, the Blue Devils were a few mistakes away from having a chance to beat Miami last season and are actually favorites against Virginia Tech at home, per ESPN’s FPI. If they could steal a win in either of those games, 10 wins might not be as crazy as it sounds.
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Daniel Jones will be out indefinitely after suffering a fractured left clavicle on a sack against Northwestern last weekend.
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In the 35th minute, Kayla McCoy kept the ball alive, knocking it away from the outstretched arms of the Orange goalkeeper. She then turned it back toward the middle of the box and found freshman Marykate McGuire, who fought her way through traffic before sending a laser to the front of the goal. And it was easy work for Racioppi to slam it home from point-blank range, giving the visitors the lead. Duke didn’t have to wait much longer for a second score. McGuire got in on the action, taking advantage of a Blue Devil transition opportunity, as the rookie got a ball on the outside edge of the 18-yard box, curled to her left and fired one into the upper-right corner. Syracuse’s net minder never had a chance and in a flash, Duke had a 2-0 advantage. The Blue Devils wouldn’t let off the gas after the break, getting two more scores in less than a half hour. Duke goalkeeper Brooke Heinsohn needed just one save to secure yet another clean sheet—her sixth in nine games. “We were relentless in the second half,” Church said. “We really pressured them, we turned them over at midfield or in their half of the field, we locked them in...we dominated in corner kicks, we dominated in possession, we dominated shots. We probably should’ve had a couple more goals.” One of the second-half tallies came from sophomore midfielder Lily Nabet, her first as a Blue Devil. The Los Angeles native played just 17 minutes all of last season, but Nabet has seen
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In command In many ways, Heinsohn doesn’t fit the FROM PAGE 7 mold of a typical Blue Devil goalkeeper. “You have to know what kind of keeper you want for your program,” Davis said when like, ‘I love you anyways, even if you’re not asked how Duke evaluates keeper prospects. playing, if you’re not the starting goalkeeper, “With the style of play that we do and the I still love you,” Heinsohn said. “When I’m attributes that we need from our goalkeeper, on the field, I’m on the field, and when size isn’t the most important one. You’re I’m off the field, I’m just where I am in the looking more for the kind of player that can moment.” do other things.” Heinsohn even checked in with her Hall Heinsohn has proven she can do those of Fame grandfather every once in a while. things and more. “He’s a pretty busy guy. He likes to go With a powerful leg, she has the ability to up to Maine and paint and everything, break lines and free her team of pressure at and he doesn’t really know how to use his the back. Plus, as a former field player, she cellphone,” she said with a laugh. “He’s has the control to set up the Blue Devil attack always pushed me to just enjoy whatever from within their final third. Heinsohn also has an aggressive streak. I’m doing. He was never concerned about needing to win.” Late in Duke’s game against Providence Sept. 2 when a Friar attacker tried to bump Heinsohn following a saved corner kick, the Blue Devil netminder responded quickly with a strong shove and a scowl. Just another day in the life of a goalie. “You don’t make it to this level unless you have an intensity in those minutes,” Davis said. “We talk a lot about once you cross those lines into pregame or training, it’s about the job you have to do…. There’s a presence and a command that a goalkeeper must have.” Heinsohn is still learning on the job. And still, her biggest tests lie ahead with ACC play just getting underway. For the Blue Devils to regain their status as a top-10 team and make a run at both a conference title and their first-ever national title, Heinsohn will have to figure some things out quickly in one of the country’s toughest leagues. TheBarrett New York Times Syndication Sales But Corporation there’s one thing she knows already: Marianna | Staff Photographer 620 Eighth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10018 Lily Nabet scored her first career goal Sunday in the second half against Syracuse. “You can’t take any days off.” For Information Call: 1-800-972-3550
time in all nine games thus far in 2018 and is one of several key bench options for Church along with classmate Tess Boade and freshman Mackenzie Pluck. “Lily’s done a great, great job for us,” Church said. “She’s that type of player you can bring off the bench–she brings energy, effort, and you can plug her into two or three positions down on the field.” Duke will return to campus for just a few days before getting back on the road. After playing the northernmost ACC school, the Blue Devils will visit the conference’s most southern, Miami, for a Thursday night match up. “[It’s] a pretty tough first part of the schedule that we were dealt with, getting two ACC games on the road” Church said. “It’s a short turnaround, but that’s okay.... We’ll be ready by Thursday night.”
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After the hurricane
he Duke bubble is persistent. In an anxiety-inducing week, when people from Georgia to Virginia have been preparing for the potential devastating effects of Hurricane Florence, the fortitude of this bubble has become only more apparent. Hurricane Florence, now a Category 2 storm, is projected to cause widespread damage across the southeast region, from power outages in 1-3 million homes and businesses to flash floods that could result in the loss of life. Since Tuesday, thousands of people across North and South Carolina have been fleeing their homes for safety, and many across the region have been coming to terms with the losses that could result from this hurricane. A short walk on 9th Street makes this precarity palpable: businesses have shut down and grocery store aisles have been emptied out. As the sun beats down heavily on Durham, offering us a calm respite before the storm, the sense of impending catastrophe is inescapable. And yet, following the University’s decision to cancel all classes after 5pm on Wednesday, many Duke students have opted to treat this particularly frightening moment as a giant party. While some students have chosen to use their extra free time
onlinecomment “The heroes we need but don’t deserve” —Eidan Jacob responding to “‘They gotta eat’: Dining staff weather the storm to serve students” on Sep. 14, 2018, via Facebook
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to plan hurricane parties, others have taken the opportunity to travel out of the Triangle area to attend concerts and parties or vacations in other states. What is a source of grave danger and anxiety for many across this country has become an event that many Duke students have been looking forward to, even hoping for, given the opportunity to miss a class or two. One need not even look too far to grasp the painful dissonance of this moment. As students celebrate the opportunity for a long weekend, dozens of workers have been forced to remain on campus to facilitate student needs and safety. As
Editorial Board usual, the interests of workers are subordinate to those of students. Whilst Duke students will most likely have access to power and water, Hurricane Florence will probably leave many North Carolinians with neither electricity nor water, including the families of staff who will be working to feed and transport us during the storm. Even more disastrously, low-income rural areas such as Duplin County, “the heart of North Carolina’s hog country,” are threatened with water contamination, given the high likelihood that lagoons filled with hog waste will be flooded by the storm. Similarly, despite a state-wide evacuation order, prison inmates along South Carolina’s coast will not be relocated during the storm. Again, as during past natural disasters, the lives of low-income black and brown individuals are not taken seriously. The continuum of reactions to Hurricane Florence, from those of students to those of Duke workers and other North Carolina residents, exists to highlight the immense racial and socioeconomic disparities that mark Duke’s relationship to Durham and North Carolina more broadly. These are disparities that exist in part because of Duke’s
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insistence on centering student needs above those of workers. And even though student safety is indeed the University’s responsibility, these disparities lead us to a broader question: Which groups of people are entitled to flee disaster? As with Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Harvey, wealth and job flexibility mediate access to safety. Many Duke students have been able to purchase pricey, last-minute plane tickets to travel out of Durham. Meanwhile, given the short amount of time between the implementation of the severe weather policy and the projected impact time of the storm, many without financial resources have had less time to make the necessary accommodations. Moreover, those with work commitments, including many Duke service workers, have had to focus on their jobs instead of prioritizing their safety and that of their families. As usual, the lives of the vulnerable become subordinate to the privileged--only this time the stakes are particularly high. Given the volatility of the situation, we are in no position to tell students how to respond to a natural disaster. However, we urge students to be mindful. When posting hurricane-related memes, and engaging in other light-hearted activities during the storm, remember that for many in and around this campus, this is a period of extreme terror and uncertainty. For many, life after the storm will be difficult, so remember to talk to workers and peers whose families live in the affected region, inquire about their safety and offer words of encouragement. And when the hurricane has passed, remember that many on the physical and social peripheries of this institution may be in the midst of accounting for loss; remember many may be mustering the strength to begin piecing their lives back together. Offer your support, offer your time. Make sure that in the wake of this impending devastation you are in some way using the privileges that this bubble provides to help someone else through the storm.
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ne can certainly understand why the History Department is considering changing the name of the Carr building. But one wonders where the “rush to rename” stops? I suspect that a serious investigation of the racial attitudes of Duke’s founders and builders might reveal some similarly disturbing information like that relating to Mr. Carr. For example, what do we know about the views of the Dukes? I would hate to think that we would have to confront the naming of Duke University. John Pettit is a Duke alum, T’57.
egarding the faculty and student protests about changing the name of the Julian Carr building because he was a white supremacist and Klan supporter, if the protesters are standing on principle then they have to also demand the name of Duke University has to be changed back to Trinity. This is because the Duke family fortune originated with Washington B. Duke’s leaf tobacco, and he was a Confederate soldier who in 1855 had purchased a slave girl named Caroline for $601! The date was October 15, 1855 and that she was about 31 years old. Dennis Cuddy is a former American history instructor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Dan Garcia | Staff Photographer Students rallied in early September for changing the name of Carr Building.
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f you give a Duke student a hurricane day, he’s going to ask for the whole week off. In the days leading up to Florence’s arrival, hundreds of students fled campus. They packed up cars to drive home and bought expensive plane tickets to New York City, hoping to enjoy their newfound five-day weekend as only those with options can. But most of Duke did not leave. They stayed, hoping that their
Monday, Monday NOT NOT TRUE Central Campus apartments wouldn’t be flooded or that their car would get washed out of the Blue Zone and down the street. Students, faculty, administrators, and staff decided to remain, hoping that they had made the right choice. What were they doing? How were they spending Hurricane Florence? Through lashing winds and blinding rain I trekked across campus, in search of the answers. This column is for them; the ones who stayed behind. My first stop was McClendon Tower. In Bella Union I found a group of students huddled together, drinking coffee and typing furiously on their laptops. One of them, a young man in an obnoxiously yellow P-Waves shirt named Jason McBeachyBoi, explained that they were filling out the application to become Line Monitors. Ah, the Line Monitors, Duke’s very own Stanford Prison Experiment come to life. The punchline to the old joke, “What happens when you take a group of students, give them the power to brutalize other students, dress them up in blue jackets and remove all adult supervision?” Apparently the application was extended by one week because the Line Monitors felt that they hadn’t attracted enough power-hungry and vindictive students to the cause. I asked McBeachyBoi why he wanted to become a Line
Monitor, given their reputation. “Doesn’t it bother you,” I asked, “That fraternities get kicked off campus all the time, but Line Monitors are never called out for what is essentially institutionalized hazing?” McBeachyBoi responded that as a P-Waves staff member, Wayne Manor resident, and local boardshorts-wearing Penny-boarder, he thought the Line Monitors were, “pretty decent guys,” who obviously weren’t responsible for the “drunken shenanigans” of a few “fratty bois.” He shooed me away so he could finish the application. My next stop was West Union. Despite the Categorysomething Hurricane bearing down on the Carolinas, all 14 restaurants were open. Welcome to Duke, where Student Health isn’t open but every single food option on campus is considered “essential services.” Looking for a staff member’s perspective on Florence, I stepped into the Il Forno pizza line. When I got to the front, a kindly woman in a floppy chef ’s hat and a sharp red uniform asked me what I wanted. “No, ma’am,” I fired back. “What do you want?” She was taken aback for a moment, but soon a change came over her. There was a faraway look in her eyes, and she gazed longingly
up at the swirling clouds. “I want to be respected,” she said, in barely a whisper. “I want to own my own restaurant in a two-story brick building on Main Street. Where I know the customers by name and they know mine. I want someone, someday, to ask me what kind of pizza I want. That night, I’d fall asleep in the apartment above my shop, the delicious aromas of crust and sauce lulling me to sleep, and in that moment I’d know what it’s like to feel truly free.” She sighed. “West Union is not a box,” she murmured. “It’s a cage. A great gilded cage, where all of us are on display. Of course we aren’t closed for the hurricane; the show must go on.” I left her there, her hands still covered in flour, pizza dough slowly sagging to the counter. My final stop was the Bryan Center. Typically bustling during the school year, with all the students gone the silence was deafening. I ventured down to the Loop, then farther down, to the bar. A single student sat at the counter, a glass of some local IPA in one hand. His eyes were glued to the television, where the Weather Channel was running spaghetti model projections on Florence with the caption, “Where will she strike next?” As images of flooded streets and battered houses filled the screen, the young man took a long sip of his beer. I asked him what he was doing down here, drinking without any company during the height of the storm. “I’m getting hurricane drunk,” he said, without turning his eyes from the television. We sat in companionable silence for some time, watching the Weather Channel and listening to the sound of the rain. Because sometimes getting hurricane drunk is the best you can do.
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Monday, Monday could not reach Hurricane Florence for comment on this column. Which sucks because they stood on the Chapel roof for about an hour shouting into the storm, waiting for a response. Monday Monday’s conclusion? Florence is powerful, rainy and awfully rude. P.S. These columns are always written a few days before publication, so it’s entirely possible that over the weekend Florence discovered our Gothicc Memes Page, became enraged at our lack of respect for her fury, and swung back around to destroy Durham. That being said, hopefully by the time you pick up a copy of today’s paper Florence has been run out of town by our witty use of Facebook’s events calendar.onclusion? Florence is powerful, rainy and awfully rude.
Finance, I love you, so I dropped your most important class
never really thought that I was going to drop a class—mostly out of stubbornness, but also because this semester, I decided to overload with classes that I was genuinely interested in. Yet, it was for the latter reason that I decided to drop arguably the most important class in the economics department. I signed up for Economics 256 (Practical Financial Markets) thinking that because
like the Wharton kids.” Yes, I do want to go into finance, but there’s a reason I didn’t apply to Penn (notwithstanding that every high-achieving New York City 17-year-old and their mother applies there). For me, my undergraduate classes aren’t supposed to explicitly prepare me for a career: like any good liberal arts education, preparing for a career is supposed to be implicit. The problem solving skills, social skills and
Andrew Orme COLUMNIST
I was interested in finance and investing, this would be perfect. I dropped it for the same reason, to the en masse confusion of my friends who asked, “don’t you want to go into finance?” The puzzled looks that I got when I was asked about the homework and I said, “sorry, I dropped the class” made me really think about what I wanted out of my Duke education. Taking a class which has the sole purpose of drilling students for interviews and networking events does not fit with that vision. My vision for my education is not to “be
logical reasoning that I am gaining at Duke are far more important to my education than how to perfectly execute a Discounted Cash Flow analysis. My interest in financial markets goes beyond the technical skills I could learn in class—I keep track of a large and diverse list of publicly-traded companies and read the Wall Street Journal every day, sometimes cover to cover. Yes, I grew up in New York City with both parents working on Wall Street, where I learned that there is more to the business
than simply cushy compensation. There is an incredible wealth of intellectual talent, and a wide array of ways to be successful in a business that to many seems monolithic. When I sat in the LSRC lecture hall for Economics 256, I felt an overwhelming energy of desperation—people who were willing to do anything to achieve a certain income level because they believed that without it, they would be sacrificing a very comfortable future lifestyle. Between over an hour of berating, panicked questions about résumés and internships and the platitudes about making Duke students competitive with the products undergraduate business school (an educational concept that I find abhorrent), I felt that I may have been one of a mere handful of the 240 students in the class that was actually very interested in the subject beyond getting hired. I’ve seen careerism at Duke before— mostly in a self-critical, humorous and oddly ironic way. Between the posts on Duke Memes for Gothicc Teens that called Duke the place “where dreams become consulting” and people constantly joking about ‘selling out’ and applying to summer analyst internships instead of going on DukeEngage, studying abroad or doing research, I knew that there were students who step on campus as a first-year with
the goal of getting an impressive job offer. But until now, I always felt that these were normal—especially because I always got a vibe of good humor from them. The attitude I experienced from two weeks in that class wasn’t humorous. It wasn’t particularly healthy. It was bleak: a new wrinkle in job-focused Duke competition that I previously hadn’t seen a problem with. It wasn’t particularly driven by interest, or even greed, for that matter: it was fear. Fear of not getting ‘ahead’; fear of being shut out of what is seen as one of the easiest ways to get generously paid quickly. Fear doesn’t get people very far in business. A multi-decade career on Wall Street (when people really start getting paid), takes genuine interest in the business beyond a love of large paychecks. To me, that’s why people burn out of the two-year analyst programs so quickly, realizing that there isn’t much value in doing something just for the money. So yes, I dropped a class that I’m genuinely interested in. Yes, I dropped it because I’m genuinely interested in the subject matter. No, I’m not worried about not getting a job because of that decision. Andrew Orme is a Trinity sophomore. His column runs on alternate Fridays.
12 | MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2018
TRUMP FROM PAGE 1 Rohde said that the Watergate investigation was politically devastating for the Republican Party. Republican senators believed the Nixon’s conviction would both harm the country and the GOP because a significant proportion of the party had turned against Nixon. “That, as well, has not yet been reached at this point,” he added. Rohde did note one similarity between the two scandals: both started with convictions of the president’s ancillaries. While the Watergate scandal later spread to the president himself, it is too early to predict how the Mueller investigation will develop. Chafe said that without having devastating information on Trump’s former aides—such as Cohen and Manafort—Mueller would not be able to achieve their cooperation. “I think we don’t know all the things Mueller has in his files, and we are not going to find out probably until a couple of months from now,” Chafe said. “But, I do think he probably has a fair amount.” Almost all the recent national congressional polls indicate Democrats are enjoying a significant advantage against their Republican counterparts, Rohde said, citing a recent Washington Post-ABC News poll that showed Democrats favored on a generic ballot by as many as 14 points. “Things could get worse for the Republicans if [we see] ‘more shoes dropped,’” he said. Rohde also noted that Trump’s remarks on judiciary decisions could generate negative trends in public opinion. For example, in a Sept. 3 tweet, Trump condemned Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his recent indictments of Rep. Chris Collins (RNY) and Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA)—Hunter for misappropriation of campaign funds and Hunter for insider trading. Trump argued that
these decisions hurt Republicans’ chances to win the upcoming midterm elections. Thus, there is reason to judge the assertion as a criminal act, Rohde said. “That in itself could be argued to be an obstruction of justice—which has nothing to do with the Russian investigation at all,” Rohde added. According to the Cook Political Report, there are roughly 90 Republican House of Representatives seats that are not safe. That was roughly the same estimate it made in February 2010, months before the Democratic Party lost over 60 House seats in the midterm election, the biggest lost in a House midterm election since 1938. “So [the result of the midterm election] could be not pretty,” Rohde added. Yet, evaluating the current situation from the perspective of precedents in the American political history has its limits, Rohde said. It’s still hard to predict how Trump’s presidency will be affected. “We base our estimates of the effects of [the recent investigation] on our experience from the past,” Rohde said. “But the present is not always identical to the past.” He added that, for example, it’s hard to tell how much Trump voters will be tolerant of Trump’s behaviors, which makes it hard to determine how much the Mueller investigation will affect the presidency. As the midterm election grows nearer, nevertheless, the prediction is getting increasingly accurate, he added. “In the past year and a half, journalists and political scientists have kept saying that this or that could have a large impact but the election is still a long way away,” Rohde said. “But the election is not such a long way away.” Chafe added, compared to the time of the Watergate investigation, the American society is much more divided and polarized. In fact, more than any other time since the Civil War. While 1968 also marked a time of great division, the division was more fragmented,
featuring the emergence of diverse civil rights movements, including the Black Power movement, a new feminist movement, the student revolt of the late 1960’s, the anti-Vietnam war movement and the anger of “middle America” at all the assaults on traditional American values, he explained. “There were many more factions [in 1968] while now there are basically just two factions, one denouncing everything that anyone says that is critical of Trump and the other concerned we are losing all our values, etc.,” Chafe noted. In a letter addressed to Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), Chafe expressed his concern over the fact that Trump supporters do not communicate with Trump critics. A lack of conversation may significantly deteriorate American politics. Even if the Democrats are able to win the majority in the Congress in the midterm election, or are able to impeach Trump, or to control the Senate, the House of Representatives and the presidency at the same time in the 2020 election, it is not likely that American politics will return to how it operated 20 or 30 years ago, he said. Rohde added political scientists generally agree the U.S. political polarization at the elite level is massive. Although analysts disagree about the degree of polarization at the mass level, he personally thinks it is also increasing and hard to reverse. “Even if things were to start reversing in some magical way, to carry us back to a ‘better time,’ it will take about as long as for [the polarization] to develop, which is about half a century,” he said. To Rohde, the future of the American politics is rather dark. “If you think the situation is bad, get used to it,” Rohde said. “Because I think it will persist for fifty years, at least.” Photo credit: Chronicle File Photo
APPLE FROM PAGE 1
“I think it will make Duke students’ lives so much more convenient,” first-year Dan Hepworth, an Apple user, said. The digital DukeCard will let students access their dorms. First-year Samia Zaman, a Samsung user, noted the effects this may have on lockouts. “If I am locked out of my room, it is very likely that I did not take my phone with me either,” Zaman said. “I’m just glad to have my card and key; I can do without the app.” “It doesn’t really affect me personally, as I always have my Duke card on my phone in the stick-on wallet case,” said Parmida Jamshidi, a first-year and Samsung user. “The digital card is not enough for me to want to switch my phone.” Axel Herrera Ramos, a junior, shed light upon how Duke has always tried to improve accessibility on campus. He said the wristbands that Duke launched during his first year significantly reduced the number of student lockouts. The wristbands provided access to buildings on campus but were later discontinued. “A phone still needs to be carried, so a card shouldn’t be that hard to carry around either,” Ramos said. When questioned if he felt excluded, Oliver Gibson, a first-year and Google Pixel user said he hopes to access the technology soon. “If Duke can help half or even three-fourths of the student body, that’s good for them, but I really hope they can expand the technology to Android,” Gibson said. With testing in progress, and an expected launch this fall, both iOS and Android users within the Duke community are excited to witness the implementation of the digital Duke card on campus. “It’s the price you pay for having a better operating system,” said Nima Babajani-Feremi, a first-year and Samsung user.