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Keohane speaks to DSG, GPSC The president of the University addressed Duke’s recent successes in diversity and national rankings, while maintaining that it could improve some of its programs By KIRA ROSOFF The Chronicle


KYLE MCLAUGHLIN AND JESSICA ROSARIO kiss at the “Kiss-In Lunch on the Quad” event Wednesday.

Quad Kiss-In

called success By CINDY YEE The Chronicle

Despite initial apprehensions that the two-hour “Kiss-In Lunch on the Quad” might draw negative attention from passersby, Wednesday’s Coming Out Week event proceeded without a hitch. Although the Kiss-In featured a limited amount of public affection—only one couple kissed and another held hands—Coming Out Week Chair Jessica Rosario termed the event a success. “All in all, we had about 30 people who came and sat and had lunch in solidarity,” she said. “This was a success because no one caused any problems for us, but more so because that many people felt comfortable enough to come out.” Students, faculty and staff gathered on the Main Quad in front of the Chapel for a picnic-style lunch, organized to create an atmosphere in which couples—whether gay or straight—could feel comfortable displaying their affections for one another, Rosario said. Although the Kiss-In has been a part of Coming Out Week in previous years, the event was omitted from last year’s program. This year the Alliance of Queer Undergraduates at Duke reinstated the event as part of its shifted focus from social to political issues. “We’re not trying to force ourselves onto other people, but we want to be able to feel comfortable, and have others be comfortable, with us showing affection in a place that is safe,” Rosario said. Although one student had voiced opposition earlier in the week about the propriety of holding the Kiss-In in front of the Chapel, the group’s lunch went uninterrupted, Rosario said. She added, however, that the lack of protest was not tantamount to a campus-wide acceptance of gay couples. “Just because people don’t say anything doesn’t mean they are comfortable with it,” Rosario said. “People still look. People still don’t agree with it. Unfortunately that’s how it is.” She cited a September See KISS-IN on page 8



For the first time ever, President Nan Keohane met with the General Assemblies of both Duke Student Government and the Graduate and Professional Student Council last night. Keohane addressed the current strengths and weaknesses of the University as well as plans for the future. “The most important thing is to have you here together,” she said. “It is truly a historic moment.” She began by commending DSG on its recent work to coordinate legislative projects by committees and GPSC members for their efforts on the campout this coming weekend, citing the emphasis on community service and inclusion of the women’s basketball team in the events. Keohane addressed the same four questions that the University’s senior administrators addressed at a retreat last summer; the criteria used to measure the University’s success, signature elements, weaknesses and where members of the Duke community would like Duke to be in 10 years. “We recognize that rankings are important, but we realize that they are there so magazines can sell copies,” Keohane said. “We were recently ranked fourth by U.S. News and World Report, but we must ask how much change has occurred.” She emphasized the strength of some programs, in-


PRESIDENT NAN KEOHANE speaks to the DSG and GPSC General Assemblies at the Sanford Institute for Public Policy. eluding the School of Medicine and the Fuqua School of Business, while noting the challenges faced by others, such as the School of Law and the Pratt School of Engineering. Keohane commended the University’s ability to recruit and keep faculty but also noted the See KEOHANE on page 8


CAROLINA-BOUND RIDERS board the Robertson Scholars bus at the West Campus bus stop Wednesday. The bus provides service between the two campuses for Robertson Scholars as well as members of the Duke and UNC communities.

Robertson Scholars laud program By JENNIKA SUERO The Chronicle

Aside from having to balance both a Duke Card and a UNC access card and learning how to fit into two distinct university cultures, inaugural members of the Robertson Scholars Program say the joint undergrad-

uate initiative has proceeded smoothly. The program, which began last year, provides full tuition and board to 15 students at both Duke and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As part of the scholarship, the scholars spend their second semester sophomore year living and taking classes at the other school. Many members of the program’s first class said

Construction in the West-Edens Link continues as workers prepare the rest 0f the McClendon Tower for student use. See page 3

they were excited about changing schools this coming January. Duke sophomore Christopher Paul said that in particular, he was looking forward to meeting different people. “Although Duke feels more like home, since this is where I’ve been staying for the past year, I’m very excited to be part of the more exciting social scene in Chapel Hill at UNC,” he said. Other students said that although it might be difficult to adjust to another campus with new faces and a different flavor, they were confident in the administrative support they have received. “I have the support from mentors and advisors at

Job lair recruiters fell again this year, leaving some seniors concerned about their job prospects after graduation. See page 3

See ROBERTSON on page 10 Duke Student Government legislators discussed this year’s men’s basketball admissions policy at their first meeting. See page 4

World & Nation


Daschle criticizes Bush over speech


Ukraine denies selling arms to Iraq

President Leonid D. Kuchma’s administration brusquely rejected U.S. accusations that Kuchma had approved a plot to smuggle military equipment into Iraq in 2000, after the U.S. concluded that Kuchma approved a plan to sell Iraq a radar system •

China hints at support for Iraq resolution

The Chinese government has provided hints over the past two days that it may not stand in the way of a strong new U.N. resolution to demand that Iraq admit arms inspectors. •

Isidore swirls inland to New Orleans

Tropical Storm Isidore drenched the Gulf Coast on Wednesday, swamping parts of New Orleans with thigh-deep water and chasing tourists and residents inland as it swirled toward land with a potential 20 inches of rain. •

Argentinian archbishop resigns post

An Argentine archbishop offered his resignation to the Vatican Wednesday following the accusations that he sexually abused 47 men in his seminary located in Sante Fe, northeast of Buenos Aires. •

Mexico’s first lady hosts poverty talks

Taking her fight against poverty to the international level, Mexico’s first lady invited her counterparts—including Laura Bush and Canada’s Aline Chretien to discuss ways to alleviate poverty.

News briefs compiled from wire reports.

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Senator Daschle accuses Bush of politicizing during war talks, asks for apology tacks misstated comments Bush made earlier this week. At the same time, the spokesperWASHINGTON Senate Majorison declined numerous times to say ty Leader Tom Daschle accused President George W. Bush Wednesday of whether Bush stood by his remark playing politics with the debate over that the Senate—controlled by Dewar in Iraq, and demanded the commocrats —was “not interested in the mander in chief “apologize to the security of the American people.” And Fleischer said Bush believes that if American people.” “We ought not politicize this war,” the Senate does not pass legislation to Daschle, D-S.D., said in forthright create a new Department of Homeremarks on the Senate floor less land Security, “the security of our than six weeks before the midterm country will not have been protected.” elections this November. “We ought White House officials also worked not politicize the rhetoric about war behind the scenes with GOP allies in Congress to rebut Daschle, the nation’s and life and death.” No apology was forthcoming at highest elected Democratic official. the White House, where spokesper“Who is the enemy here, the presison Ari Fleischer said Daschle’s atdent of the United States or Saddam


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Hussein?” asked Trent Lott, R-Miss.,

the Senate GOP leader. Ironically, Daschle leveled his charge at the same time Democratic congressional aides were closeted with administration officials, seeking a compromise on legislation that would authorize Bush to use force to eliminate Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. Referring to the secretive talks, House Democratic Leader Dick Gephardt told reporters, “We’re in the early stages and we have away to go. I don’t know whether we’ll pull that off or not.” The House and Senate both are expected to vote on Iraq legislation beSee DASCHLE on page 8

Joint forces thwart Ivory Coast uprising y CLAR NI CHONGHAILE The Associated Press

Waving US. flags YAMOUSSOUKRO, Ivory Coast and shouting “Vive la France!,” American schoolchildren escaped a rebel-held Ivory Coast city under siege Wednesday, as US. special forces and French troops moved in to rescue Westerners caught in the West African nation’s bloodiest uprising. The evacuation came amid concerns that a full-scale battle could envelop Bouake, a central city of half-million residents. “We’re running out of everything,” said one frightened Ivorian woman, reached by telephone. “We are scared.” US. and French troops moved out in force Wednesday to safeguard Westerners caught in a six-day uprising after a failed coup Sept. 19 in which at least 270 people died.

With insurgents holed up in two cities, Bouake and the northern city of Korhogo, President Laurent Gbagbo has pledged an all-out battle to root out rebels in what was once West Africa’s most stable and prosperous country. The 191 Americans evacuated from the school were escorted by the French military to an airfield in Yamoussoukro, where US. C-130 airplanes will fly them to Ghana Thursday morning, Pentagon officials said. The children waved American flags out of car windows as the convoy headed to safety down the region’s main road. “We’re very happy to get off campus,” one girl said as the convoy swept past. US. special forces spilled out of two C-130 cargo planes that touched down in Ivory Coast at See IVORY COAST on page 7

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Work continues on WEL tower By BENJAMIN PERAHIA The Chronicle

Residents have moved in, parties have been held and Rick’s Diner is open 24 hours a day, yet construction on the West-Edens Link continues. Three levels of the WEL’s McClendon Tower that will be dedicated to social space are still to be carpeted and fitted with lights. Officials have also not yet decided what the finished rooms will be used for. Signs on the doors reading “Sorry about the inconvenience,” warn passersby about the construction, and pipes line the ceilings of the empty rooms that were supposed to have been finished by late August. At the time, when the McClendon Tower was still in its final stages of construction, Judith White, director of the Residential Program Review, inspected the air conditioning ducts in one of its rooms. The duct was hung about seven feet from the floor and obstructed the view through the ceiling-high window. “It was just too ugly,” White decided, adding that she would rather “open it late and do it right.” The air conditioning ducts have now been moved to more discreet parts of the rooms, and White said her “best guess” is that the unfinished floors—the second, third and fifth levels—will be finished by mid-November. That no supply companies stock the material needed has complicated the process. “They don’t make [the material] until you put in your order,” White said. Warren Cochran, the superintendent with J.W Grand construction company, said their work can start See WEL on page 10

CORRECTIONS A page nine graphic in the Sept. 23 edition of The Chronicle incorrectly stated that in 1996-97 a plan to move the SHARE selective house from Epworth Dormitory was abandoned due to resistance. The plan was not abandoned, and SHARE in fact moved to Wilson Dormitory in summer 1997. A page one story in the Sept. 20 edition of The Chronicle incorrectly described the purchase of two off-campus homes by police officers. One officer bought a home independently in May 2001, and the other under a city program in May 2002, not the other way around, as the article stated.


ANNA GURVICH, a Banc of America Securities representative, speaks to an interested student at the career fair Wednesday in the Bryan Center. The number of recruiters visiting Duke’s fair has declined for the past two years as the result of a slow economy.

Fewer recruiters attend career fair By CHRIS MATTHEWS The Chronicle

Wednesday’s career fair featured recruiters bearing gifts and a lot more concerned students’ faces. The past year’s economic downturn and a competitive job market limited the number of companies attending the career fair to 71, down from 84 last year and 130 in 2000. Tom Halasz, interim co-director ofthe Career Development Center, blamed the drop in corporate attendance this year on a softening of the economy in general, but particularly in the financial sector. He said this has prompted many companies to reduce hiring or to hire only from within their intern class. “I believe that the drop in participation is a budget issue with the companies,” Halasz said. “Continued economic weakness and uncertainty has caused cutbacks in Campus recruiting across the country, not just at Duke.” Jeanne Pryce, a representative for General Motors, said she regretted her company’s inability to attend

last year’s fair because of the terrorist attacks, but maintained that GM has a strong commitment to Duke, which they have renewed by scheduling two recruiting trips this year. She added that recruiting from universities like Duke remains a top priority for her company. Many seniors expressed concern over the state of the economy only seven months before graduation, as they attempt to find a career they will enjoy or to simply find a job. “The state of the economy has made me re-think my post-graduation options,” senior Mike Pesce said. “And I think the competitive job market has forced people to work harder in order to prove that they want the job more than the person who is standing next to them.” Senior Leslie Collier agreed that finding any job—let alone the one she wants—will be challenging. Others seemed less concerned, and have decided to See CAREER FAIR on page 7

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DSG legislators hear new men’s basketball policy Davison, who said he was an avid tenter, also said he especially liked the stricter monitoring of walk-up games. “One of the problems that I noticed was that if it’s your friend, you’re going to let him in the line. One turns into two, two turns into four. So I was glad to see


At their first official session of the year, Duke Student Government legislators last night heard the first readings of the men’s basketball admissions policy for the 2002-2003 season and of changes to the InterCommunity Council By-laws. After legislators were sworn into office, Head Line Monitor Jeremy Morgan introduced the basketball admissions policy, emphasizing two changes in the process—the short time between the North Carolina and Maryland games and stricter monitoring of walkup games.

Junior Clifford Davison, vice president for facilities and athletics, said he liked the policy, which was approved unanimously by his committee Tuesday. “But the committee voted unanimously knowing that it wasn’t the last say on it,” he added. The full legislature will vote on the policy next Wednesday.

Legislators raised questions focusing specifically on the policy of tenters transferring their place in line from the Carolina game to the Maryland game. Only tents registered for the UNC game will be allowed to register early—during Blue Registration—for the Maryland game, Morgan said. Those tents will be registered in the same order as they were for the Carolina game. “If you were the No. 1 tent in line for the Carolina game... you can be tent No. 1 for the Maryland game,” Morgan told the legislators. Last year, Morgan said, the longer separation between games allowed tenters to deconstruct and reconstruct Krzyzewskiville, creating two distinct tenting seasons. “This year, I really don’t see how I can do that and


DSG LEGISLATORS gather for their first meeting of the year Wednesday at the Sanford Institute of Public Policy. still allow the most hardcore people to stay at the front of the line,” he said. Junior Donald Wine mentioned a rumor that the Athletics Department might retire former Duke basketball star Jay Williams’ number 22. Morgan confirmed that the department had discussed it. “The Athletic Department strongly hinted to me that that was a strong possibility,” he said.

that included,” he said. Sophomore Mimi Wachendorf said after the meeting that she wanted to ensure that tenting included many students. “Not having tented myself, I would want to talk to some tenters to get their opinions about giving priority to tenters for the North Carolina game,” she said. After Morgan’s presentation, senior Thaniyyah Ahmad, DSG vice president for community interaction, introduced amendments to the Inter-Community Council By-laws—including a change in the ICC Young Trustee Nominating Committee. Ahmad said that the old By-law included only three cultural groups, which Spectrum Organization selected for the ICC Executive Committee. However, Ahmad said that since Spectrum, a coalition of cultural groups, dissolved this year, she decided to remove three group leaders from ICC’s executive committee—the chair of the Undergraduate Publications Board, DSG’s president and the editor of The Chronicle. Instead, the committee will include all six cultural groups Spectrum selected from in the past. DSG will vote on the amendments in two weeks IN OTHER BUSINESS: The legislature approved an amendment to include the West-Edens Link as a residence hall in the by-laws. Several new appointees to DSG President Joshua Jean-Baptiste’s cabinet were also sworn in; junior Brandon Taylor and sophomore Eileen Kuo as co-directors of undergraduate computing; junior Dan Kravitz as DSG treasurer, and sophomore Elizabeth Dixon as director of student services.

Israelis maintain week-long grip on Arafat compound By JOEL GREENBERG

New York Times News Service

JERUSALEM Israeli forces maintained their siege ofYasser Arafat’s ruined compound for a seventh day Wednesday despite a UN. resolution demanding their withdrawal, and officials here struggled to parry the resulting foreign criticism. At a meeting with diplomats in Jerusalem, Foreign Minister Shimon Peres was peppered with questions about the purpose of the siege, including pointed queries from the US. ambassador, Daniel Kurtzer. Peres responded that Israel could not comply with

the resolution because the Palestinians were not meeting a parallel demand in the resolution to halt attacks on Israel and arrest those responsible. “We cannot fulfill our part,” he said, “because the other part will not be fulfilled.” In a separate meeting with reporters, Peres said of the attack on the compound, “We did it not because we had a purpose, but because we had a reason, and that was the attack in Tel Aviv that was preceded by two other attacks the day before.” He added, “Israel can’t just leave, evacuate the places, and another wave of terrorism will begin.”

Israeli forces moved into Arafat’s compound in Ramallah and demolished nearly all of its buildings after two suicide bombings in Israel last week that killed seven people. The Israelis are demanding that Arafat hand over 19 people with him whom it accuses of involvement in violence. Planned talks on resolving the standoff at the compound were canceled Wednesday after Arafat demanded to meet first with diplomats from the “quartet” guiding Middle East peace efforts, including the United States, the United Nations, the European Union and Russia.

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Erin Kitchell

Tara Chapman

Huikai Luu

Sophia Curcio

Amir Mokari

Ladd Thome, Jr. Sarah Kathryn Townes Irene Tseng John Witherington

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Candidates vie for lead in Brazilian presidential race By LARRY ROHTER

New York Times News Service



now, there is little doubt who will get

the most votes when Brazilians go to the polls early next month to choose a new president—Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, perennial candidate of the leftwing Workers’ Party. The only remaining mystery is which candidate is going to finish second—and whether he will have obtained enough votes to force a runoff. Since the start ofthe year, da Silva has consistently maintained a comfortable lead over his three main rivals. With the election now two weeks away, polls show he has the support of more than 40 percent of the 115 million registered voters, enough to encourage him to begin speculating about a first-round victory. “If it depends on my effort, I’m going to do everything possible to win this election as quickly as I can,” he said in a

campaign speech last week. “It’s possible in the first round.” Da Silva is a 56-year-old labor leader whose platform calls for a sweeping overhaul of economic policies that have curbed inflation but brought little growth. Known as Lula, he is making his fourth run for the presidency ofLatin America’s largest country and has ample reason to want to avoid a runoff. Twice, in 1989 and 1994, he made it to the second round, only to fall short because voters considered his program too radical. This time, though, Brazil’s voters, who are required by law to cast a ballot, have responded more sympathetically to da Silva, whose rhetoric has softened. If he fails to win a majority in the first round on Oct. 6, he will face the secondplace finisher in a runoff weeks later. Although all four candidates are frantically crisscrossing this vast country, much of the campaign is being conducted on television. Brazilian law obli-

gates all television stations to broadcast electoral advertisements for more than an hour each day, at no cost to the candidates and with the time divided up among the parties in proportion to their

representation in Congress.

Research shows that most voters watch the programs at least once and are heavily influenced by what they see and hear. Candidates know they can rise or fall significantly in the polls depending on the reaction to the advertisements, so they spend nearly as much time discussing and making them as they do on the campaign trail. Jose Serra of the ruling Brazilian Social Democratic Party, for instance, was languishing near the bottom ofthe polls when the “electoral hour” began on Aug. 20. But with a national unemployment rate of 8 percent and widespread underemployment, Serra’s series of commercials on the theme “jobs, jobs, jobs for the people,” has increased his support to

about 20 percent from 13 percent, enough to catapult him into second place, where he remains. But for Giro Gomes, a former state governor and minister of finance who has tried to position himself to the left of da Silva, daily exposure on television has had the opposite effect. On Aug. 1, he was at 28 percent in the polls and within 5 points of da Silva, whose entire strategy had been based on a secondround confrontation with the government candidate. Gomes, notorious for an explosive temper, has been hurt by the repeated broadcast of an interview in which he told a voter who asked a question he did not like to “stop being so stupid.” He also managed to alienate black voters in a verbal confrontation with a black college student and offended women by joking that the main contribution of his wife, a wellknown actress, to his campaign was that “she sleeps with me.”

Russia considers cutting back nuclear waste imports By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV The Associated Press

A former top nuclear safety official MOSCOW urged Russia Wednesday to suspend imports of spent nuclear fuel from abroad, saying the country must handle its own nuclear waste first. Viktor Kuznetsov, Russia’s top nuclear safety inspector in the early 19905, also said that authorities must concentrate on improving safeguards at the country’s nuclear facilities to prevent the theft of radioactive materials. “Russia needs a moratorium on imports of spent nuclear fuel from abroad,” Kuznetsov, who works

with an environmental protection group, told a new conference. A controversial bill allowing the government to import spent nuclear fuel from abroad for reprocessing and storage was approved by the parliament last year despite opinion polls showing most Russians opposed the idea. President Vladimir Putin signed the bill into law in July 2001, and the nuclear ministry has already imported spent nuclear fuel from Soviet-built nuclear power plants in Bulgaria and Ukraine. Most environmental groups have remained strongly critical of the nuclear waste imports, saying the

practice would turn Russia into the world’s nuclear dumping ground. Nuclear ministry officials argue that Russia could earn $2O billion over the next decade, importing some

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CAREER FAIR from page 3 pursue a graduate school degree or spend time working for a non-profit organization instead of trying to get a job immediately after graduation. “The economy has forced me to strongly consider going to graduate school in order to make myself more marketable when I enter the job market and hopefully give things some time to recover before I start looking for a career,” senior Ashley D’Uva said. Seniors are not the only ones affected by the drop in campus recruiting. Junior Megan Murphy lamented the decreased availability of summer internships from the companies participating in this year’s fair, and sophomores are also beginning to look to the fu-

ture with apprehension. “As a sophomore, I’m just exploring my options right now, but I’m really not sure how many positions are going to be available to engineers in the near future,” said sophomore Justin Shapiro, a student in the Pratt School of Engineering. “We’re all just standing here crossing our fingers that things will be better in two years.” Despite the concerns, Halasz remains optimistic about the job prospects facing this year’s senior class if graduates don’t have their hearts set on one particular job. “As long as Duke students work hard and aren’t too selective, they will get a job,” Hallasz said. “They may not be able to specify the exact type and location that they want as much as in the past, but opportunities are out there, and the Career Center is here to help students find them.”

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midaftemoon from a staging point in neighboring Ghana. Plane ramps came down and U.S. forces secured the tarmac of the forest-lined airstrip in Yamoussoukro, clearing the way for Humvees that came rolling out. American soldiers humping duffel bags and metal boxes rapidly set up a post at the strip, a base for French troops who arrived earlier to move in on behalf of Yamoussoukro’s foreigners. American officials would not say what the soldiers were going to do next. About 300 Americans live in Bouake, Ivory Coast’s second-largest city, which has been cut off from water, electricity and food since last week’s rebel takeover. “Our idea is to get as many out as possible,” Richard Buangan, a U.S. diplomat helping to coordinate at the staging area, said ofAmericans in Bouake after another night of firing outside the International Christian Academy on the city’s outskirts. About 100 well-armed French troops reached the whitewashed compound of the mission school at midday. “Everyone there is ecstatic,” said Neil Gilliland, speaking by telephone from the affiliated Free Will Baptist Missions in Nashville, Tenn., minutes after the troops’ arrival. The school houses 200 teachers, and children ages 5 to 18 of missionaries based across Africa. Firing broke out again on both sides of the mission Wednesday, after rebels breached the walls of the campus and fired from its grounds two nights earlier.

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“Nobody was firing at them, but there was gunfire all around,” Gilliland said of Monday’s shooting outside the school. Armed French troops escorted the teachers, staff and children back to Yamoussoukro, where U.S. forces were waiting. Waving U.S. flags and with many wearing U.S. flag T-shirts, the relieved children cheered out the windows at a French convoy headed the other way. “Vive la France!”—“Long live France!” they hollered. In Bouake, tense residents reached by telephone Wednesday said rebels still controlled the city and could be seen cruising the streets in commandeered vehicles. In Korhogo, rebels armed with guns and rocket launchers went house to house, rounding up any paramilitary police and soldiers not yet captured, and confiscating their weapons. Trapped in their houses, with no sign of a promised

government offensive to rout the rebels, residents were becoming increasingly frustrated. “All my activities are paralyzed. I’m having trouble feeding my family,” said mechanic Souleymane Coulibaly. “If this continues, it is us who will go dis-

lodge the mutineers.” As foreign troops tried to ensure the safety of Westerners, thousands ofworkers from neighboring Muslim countries were far more vulnerable in the uprising, which has created deadly rivalries between the mainly Muslim north and the predominantly Christian south.

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absence of a Nobel laureate on the faculty. Among the University’s signature elements, Keohane mentioned the beauty of the campus, the basketball program, the Medical Center, the all-freshman East Campus and the “tradition of academic freedom.” Other difficulties she addressed were the small sizes of some programs—ultimately preventing them from gaining national prestige—and the fact that the University has a Christian association, despite being “multifaceted and multi-peopled.” As the University works to reconcile some ofthese short-term issues, Keohane said over the next 10 years she would like to see the University take advantage of its diversity as well as blend the teaching and researching worlds. “At the end of the day, there are only 24 hours,” she said. “We would like to have what the research faculty members do be brought into the classroom, but we have to find a time when [students and faculty] are both awake. Our overriding goal is to be among the small number of institutions that try to define what higher education will be in America.” Among Keohane’s long and short-term goals, she mentioned establishing better systems of accountability for managers, conducting reviews of tenured faculty, addressing the Steering Committee’s findings on women at the University, increasing her familiarity with Medical Center leaders and using University-developed technology to improve the quality of life. After Keohane’s speech, Students asked her questions ranging from parking and residential card access to child care and the University’s recent top diversity ranking. “These were not new issues for us,” said Rob Saunders, a third-year physics graduate student and GPSC president. “What is helpful to hear now is they are still part of the University’s plan.” DSG President Joshua Jean-Baptiste was equally pleased with the meeting. “Nan talked about how she wanted Duke to maintain its vibrant culture,” said Jean-Baptiste, a senior. “DSG and [DSG Vice President for Student Affairs] Troy Clair both have plans to look at the social scene.”


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2002 column by senior Bill English in The Chronicle as evidence of some students’ discomfort with public affection among gay men and women. One participant, sophomore Brian West, said that although he feels more comfortable expressing affection at the University than in the city of Durham, he is still apprehensive about doing so on campus—even in small measure. “Duke is very far behind,” West said. “Showing ourselves here—showing that we are comfortable being ourselves—is a good step forward, whether or not it has any immediate effects.” Despite participants’ optimism about the ramifications ofthe Kiss-In on campus, some students said the event could work to the detriment of the gay community. “If people weren’t already bothered by gay couples showing their affection in public, then a more formal


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fore adjourning for the elections. Approval is expected in both houses, although House Democrats say the size of Bush’s victory will depend, in part, on the administration’s willingness to address Democratic concerns in the private negotiations. While Congress is expected to bless military action against Iraq, several Democrats have suggested in recent weeks that the persistent talk of war was in part an attempt by Republicans to divert electionyear attention from the faltering economy, health care and other domestic concerns. Former Vice President A1 Gore touched on the issue in a speech in California Monday, saying that Bush was “demanding in this high political season” that Congress authorize the use of military force. Daschle’s attack was triggered by a comment Bush made Monday at a fund-raiser for Republican Senate candidate Doug Forrester in New Jersey. Speaking of a debate over legislation to create a

display on the Chapel quad probably wouldn’t bother them,” said Amanda Springs, a Divinity School student. “On the other hand, I would think that if someone was uncomfortable with it, the Kiss-In would only make them angry to feel that it was flaunted in their face.” Sophomore Lindsay Chaney agreed, noting that she had overheard comments in class that people felt the Kiss-In was inappropriate. “I don’t necessarily think it’s that people are homophobic. It’s the same thing with public displays of affection between heterosexual couples,” Chaney said. “In general, most people don’t feel comfortable seeing people making out in public.” Although Rosario agreed that public affection was not readily accepted in general, she stressed that such affections were less acceptable among gay couples. “Everything has a time and a place, but straight people continue to hold hands and kiss in public, and that’s not an option to us right now,” Rosario said. “It’s not so much about invading others’ space as it is about creating a space for ourselves.” Department of Homeland Security, Bush said, “The House responded, but the Senate is more interested in special interests in Washington and not interested in the security of the American people. I will not accept a Department of Homeland Security that does not allow this president and future pres-

idents to better keep the American people secure.” The South Dakota Democrat said it was the latest in a long string of statements from the Bush administration and Republican political strategists that linked the war against terrorism and the possibility of war in Iraq with political considerations. He cited previous remarks made by White House chief of staff Andrew Card, by the president’s top political strategist, Karl Rove, and a Republican pollster.

Daschle said he had been asked repeatedly in recent months whether the war was being politicized, and if so, whether the White House was behind it. “And I said: ‘Without question, I can’t bring myself to believe that it is. I can’t believe that any president or administration would politicize the war.”’

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two of the best schools in the world,” said Duke sophomore Crystal Sanders. Many students said that among the highlights of the program were a summer weekend retreat outside of Chapel Hill with all 30 scholars and monthly dinners that alternate between the two locations. Students also look forward to a required internship abroad after their sophomore year. As the Robertson Scholars Program enters its second year, administrators at both Duke and the UNC are finding new ways to accommodate the scholars—in a

manner that is bringing both schools closer together. Starting next fall, said program director Eric Mlyn, UNC will move its semester so that classes begin just one day after Duke’s classes start Aug. 25 and the two schools’ semesters will end just four days apart in December. The change may make for smoother transitions between the schools, but some of the students said that they were wary of the differences between the universities’ courses of study. “It’s hard to find classes that fit into the Duke curriculum because UNC has a [wider] variety,” said Duke sophomore Tyler McCormick.



for the construction of specific rooms; they will be generic. “[They! could be anything from a pool [room] to a place to sit and read,” said Roger Belanger, a program coordinator with White. Once the construction is complete, the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Council will decide what will fill the space. Students in and around the WEL offered mixed opinions on what the rooms should be used for. “[They should] hold some sort of academic environment,” said sophomore Sam Waller, who added it should also include “a place where people can get together and maybe watch movies or listen to music or something.” Lara Petredis, a sophomore, said she feels that Duke students “already have a lot of study places,” while fellow sophomore Leigh Hanke called the tower too Mlyn said that because UNC offers courses that do not fit neatly into Curriculum 2000’s matrix, deans at both schools must approve classes in similar fields. Another detail that program administrators may still encounter is scholars who want to major in a field that is not offered at their home school. If a Duke student, for example, stud-

ied at UNC and hoped to major in Peace, War and Defense, a popular UNC undergraduate major, Mlyn said that student would not be able to switch schools. He added, however, that he and other administrators would work out solutions as situations arise.

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“randomly placed” for a party. Sam Hummel, a senior, said he felt that the campus needed more “things to do with two or three of your friends,” such as an air-hockey, foosball or pool table. He also suggested “computer labs just for playing computer games which you could come to as an individual during the day.” All three ofthe unfinished rooms are in the same shape as Rick’s Diner and the Blue Devil Beanery. They will have the same paint scheme as in the diner and a variation of the carpet in the WEL. The top floor—which will probably be reservable—has a higher ceiling with a more elaborate light system than the simple fluorescent lights in the other rooms. Larry Moneta, vice president for student affairs, said he is still leaving all options open. Tm just in the process of working up some suggestions for those floors and will be consulting with Campus Council on those options,” Moneta wrote in an e-mail. “They could include a billiard center, media center or just open programming space.” “UNC cannot accept a student, and then send them to Duke or vice-versa,” he said. “It’s up to the home institution to decide whether to accept the credits or not, not the program.” . Overall, however, both administrators and scholars had little but praise for the infant program. Judith Ruderman, a member of the Robertson Committee and Duke’s vice provost for academics and administration, said the program forces scholars to cross boundaries, to work and live in different places. “I am honored to be part of the program. It has more then fulfilled our expectations,” Ruderman said.


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Welcome. Stinky Devil: Hi, Dr. Phil. I ca seem t0... What kind of pay-off are getting from your long day at the 'Dillo? Because you wouldn't be doin' it if you weren't gettin' something from it. Am I right? (Audience applauds) Well, I get full. There's food, and r can watch sports there. They have bands now, too. Are you willing to do this? Because



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you're not getting real. That's what we do here. What's the pay-off? (Audience applauds) (Breaking down in tears) Now that I'm at college, I'm so afraid of rejection. I just want to know my friends are genuine, and I thought if I smelled bad all the time, my friends would really like me for me. (Camera shows members of audience in tears because they feel his pain) Now, you don't need to go to school for 15 years to know that smelling bad to meet anyone... So then why am I on w? all of my guests, you tee the forest for the to you come on my to be shown the

sically your show is I could go to anyone and get this advice... but I have 15 years of ialized training... You just said you didn't need it! (Audience sits in stunned silence)

Well, on to our next... (Audience applauds) —Meg Lawson

man, Recess has managed to catch up with the indefatigable Ren Provey, for whom the WEL walkway was named by our readers last week. In a very exclusive interview, this is what Ren had to say:

Recess: Tell us about yourself. Mr. Provey: I actually grew up in a

Teepee, no running water, no electricity, TV, that sort of thing. On winter nights we would all take turns running on the wheel to keep the heater going. Where did you get the name Ren?

I was actually named after the cartoon. Who would you say is your all-time personal hero? Dolemite. I think that if there should be a role model out there for small children, it should definitely be a kung-fu pimp. How did you feel about the voting controversy? Ren: I actually voted for the "WEL of Fortune',' I am not really sure how my vote was overlooked. —Tom Roller

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ttle bit of old scripts mixed with some :h Ledger. If you rap anymore I'll kill you. eth: I'm hot. I rule. Anyway, seeing that you're a dirty n't you hate the British Imperialists porhe movie? Arrrr! Shut your bloody trap, you damn po. later, the poison's wearing off, and I yself slowly waking from a Heath'ced coma. have been ravaged; my essential self no longer breathes. —Tom Roller Editor's Note: The "I" grade stands for: Incomplete, lacking any redeeming cinematic quality.

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breed of spy: Speaking in deadpan monotforced to Sever my own head from Well folks, you can Ecks this movie off Ecks- treme boredom. your list of films to see this fall, unless you ones, they go about their business as —Jacob Usner destructively as possible, carefully missing want to go Ballistic, in which case I Severely recommend it. At first I wasn't their adversaries with ridicubus weaponry again sure why anyone would name a movie GRADE: anc j a g a j jn fav or of hitafter an adjective, but after 30 car ni explosions and about 30,000 bullets, ting more explosive the name Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever objects like cars, buildseems to make a little more sense. ings and railroad cars. The There's another problem: Agents Ecks good news is that Ballistic (Antonio Banderas) and Sever (Lucy Liu) isn't very long—I calculated of this that if every slow-motion don't even fight each other for most gun-fight had been played at film; in fact, they find out pretty quickly that full speed, this plotless their goals are the same. What their goals and conare... f-k if I know. Contradictions waste of money and energy made a by would only have lasted fusion abound in this movie about an hour, director named Kaos, and I haven't even title Had it lasted any longer gotten past the yet. BAM! BOOM! KLANK!: Antonio Banderas takes a nice, leisurely stroll and Liu have invented a new though, I would have been through the Blue Zone in Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever. Banderas


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Calendar ARTS The Duke University Museum of Art's newest exhibit, "Reinserting Myself into A History: Academic Eye 111: Cathy N. Davidson Presents Photographs by Tammy Rae Garland" opens today and runs through Nov. 24. The exhibit may have an absurdly long name, but it's supposed to be cool. Free.

MUSIC Clark Kent is super, Robin Williams is furry and a bear is a type of animal. Does this have anything to do with the must-see Super Furry Animals' show Friday at 8:30 at the the Cat's Cradle? Well., no, but you try coming up with witty stuff to say every week. $lO a head. 300 E. Main St., Carborro.

Plexus/Nexus and their art school avant-jazzing selves are slated to play Bully's Basement Sunday night at 7:30. Jonathan Powell, one of the band's members, says they produce "challenging music in odd time meters, but it grooves all the same." 1102 Broad St,, Durham.

FILM Can't sleep? An aging cop at the end of your wits? Then, check out the Quad Flicks showings of Insomnia at Griffith Film Theater. This

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CM There?A Skeptic's Joumif if cynicism, a wad of cash (psychic readings run about $4O a pop) and a handgun (for ived the Triangle's mean streets in search of her best psychics. To test each one of ir's "gift," I envisioned myself asking them obscure questions with very definitive /ith perverse delight as they tried to squirm to some toss-up of a conclusion. Jl-Star team in Little League?" I would ask. ply into my inner-dharma (or wherever they would frickin' look) for about a minute, they pal strength in you. An affirmation of power. Yes, Greg, yes. You're an All-Star." bers, Miss Cleo. I was in fact passed over every year of my four-year career for bum1, the coach's son! Can't you see that in your little crystal ball, you freak show?


ourse of my trip, I never resorted to such blatant mockery. My cynical ychics —or as the PC like to call them, "spiritual advisers" —must have omercials for Dionne Warwick and Friends, instead, when I actually sat srs," I gained a new, if tempered, respect for these people whom I had ner with mimes, bearded ladies and Kathie Lee Gifford on the top of the




of my future, ensuring that I wouldn't know if their predictions were nasterful at backtracking when one of tbeir statements was off the mark? Yes and yes, it with them —hearing about their techniques, their success stories, their unfettered vable they seemed to become. No longer strange, quasi-humans hiding behind a crystal hey transformed into very real people who, at their very best, just might possess some iture, just like Jay Williams possesses some ability on the fastbreak. a the psychics perceive them as very personal experiences, I was told that I would be 3at of my readings, which frighteningly enough happened to be largely accurate. Though that swearing to secrecy wouldn't be such a horrible move because the last thing I need bad side of someone with the ability to bend the future. wket. <perience with the mystical realm days later though, I tracked down the best of my psy3live-skinned woman with a comfortable smile who operates out of a home at 1218 S. absolutely needed to ask her a few more questions to test my waning skepticism.

know you had the gift? er noticed it in me when I was two. And since then, when I say things, they come true 10 years, and experience has proven my gift.... God has given me this gift, le public perception of psychics is? )le oftentimes don't really understand us. But it's the same as how a doctor has a gift in i/yer has a gift to help people legally. Everyone has a calling, and this is definitely mine, me the process of how you were able to give me, or any of your clients, a reading? is. Sometimes I hear voices. I sense some things. It's a conglomeration of different things, ad helped the police in one instance. What exactly were the circumstances? and was looking for his friend, and he handed me an article of clothing from that friend, jrgy from that piece of clothing, and I visualized a lake and a wooded area. He rememto go like that, and he went there. When he went to that place, he found that his friend ing. When he told the police about his dead friend, the police came and asked me how d I just pointed to the sign [reading "spiritual advisor"] out front. They didn't have to ask li

mo audio or

recording equipment allowed on premises Pi “FOR ENTERTAINMENT” MY SHOE: Ms. Wallace said she only put that sign on her door because her attorney told her to. She doesn't believe a word of it

she could influence someone to lose a job. At dinner parties where you're just a normal gu*. about your being a psychic? Those types of events are very uncomfortable for me because evt. ynot to stay that long. So, more evidence had been collected; A normal, God-fearing person with social cernible talent who just happens to see accurately into the future and helps the police find missing had always been taught that everybody has one great skill; maybe, just maybe, this was hers. Though I can say with certainty that not every psychic has the "gift," against all of my preconceived notions of this very curious profession, I wouldn't completely shut the door that Ms. Wallace, and a very select few lik<=» her, actually do. S’, )g Veis



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Especially Myye Research offCampus yv espite /

its proximity to Duke's Research Drive, the Rhine Research Center is conducting a slightly different

J type of research than what most Duke students are familiar with. The Rhine Center is one of the world's

leading facilities for the study of parapsychology, or psi phenomena, which includes extrasensory perception (ESP) and psychokinesis. I got a chance earlier this week to visit the center and speak with some of the researchers there about psychics, telepathy and the new frontiers of psi-ence. "Everybody's psychic," said Maggie Blackman, public relations and media specialist for the center, "and we look at psychic ability as creativity, like drawing. Everybody can draw, but some of us can draw better than others. Men will say it's gut instinct, while women will say it's woman's intuition." Some people, Blackman says, may be using their psychic abilities without even realizing it, such as stock market analysts whose hunches are often dead-on or policemen in high-crime areas whose instincts tell them not to walk down certain dark alleys. When most people think of psychic phenomena, visions of the X-Files come to mind, but, according to Blackman, "there's so much misinformation out there. TV programs really do a disservice to the field." In fact, many people have misconceptions about what it is that the center actually does. "The most common calls we get are from people who want us to recommend a psychic, and the second most common are from people who want someone to come look at their house [because it appears haunted]." The Rhine Center does not give direct recommendations of this type, although Blackman says she usually counsels people to "wait at least a year" before attempting to contact someone who has recently died and to go about picking a psychic as one would a psychologist. She said people who are dealing with a recent loss are more likely to fail victim to phony "psychic" readings because, "people who are grieving are willing

to stretch." The Past J.B. Rhine, for whom the center is named, began his study of parapsychology at Duke in 1927. The original Duke Parapsychology Lab was located in the West Duke Building. Rhine was one of the world's first researchers to look atpsi experiences scientifically and to begin gathering reputable data in the field. He also coined the terms "extrasensory perception" and "parapsychology." He and his wife Louisa, who was also a sci- A HARD DAY’S NIGHT: J.B. and Louisa Rhine finup some work at the end of the day. I foresee that entist, famously debunked several phony mediums early in their careers and, in turn, brought a level of credibili- ish they woke up and wentto work the next morning. ty to the field that had not been present previously. For over 30 years, the Duke Parapsychology Lab conducted research into the existence of ESP and psychokinesis, but in the early '6os, Duke decided not to continue the research, and Rhine was forced to retire. So, while all its archives up to that point were still housed at Duke, the center moved to a house across from East Campus, where the center continued its research outside the University's watchful eye. Last May, the parapsychology lab, now known as the Rhine Center, moved to a brand new facility on 2741 Campus Walk Ave., which is open to the public and is host to regular open research meetings, monthly lectures and a renowned summer study program in parapsychology—the only one of its kind. Though the center has not been affiliated with Duke since it moved off campus in the '6os, there is still a common misconception that the lab is run through the University. This is evidenced in numerous pop-culture references to the "Duke parapsychology lab," such as the one in the recent What Lies Beneath, in which Harrison Ford's character calls up "a paranormal-psi guy at Duke." The Present Today, the Rhine Center is run by Sally Rhine Feathers, daughter of J.B. Rhine. It is still home to some of the most fascinating research in the field. "This is the first lab built for ESP research. There isn't another one like it anywhere," Blackman said. The only comparable center for research in the United States is the £ PEAR lab at Princeton, and there are fewer than 10 centers worldwide. The institute also records the testimonies of people who believe they have had a psi experience. According to


nolysis of red blood cells. While such research was once conducted on people's ability to move objects v ir mind, these types of tests were abandoned in favor of ones that are much more difficult to "fake," sue mind's influence on random numbers generated by a computer or on atomic orbiological processes, he center is also testing the psi aptitude of business people to pick stocks in a simulated stock market. "gifted intuitives" are found, Blackman said, they will undergo a series of tests to try to determ bout them that gives them a more pronounced psychic ability than most people. more fine-tuned the work is," said Blackman, "the more it's applicable. We want to investigate 'meriences, but you can't call it that until you rule everythin' that

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the uncaring bitch who tore out Beck's heart and destroyed his world —thank you very much. You should do it again

sometime. Sure, I feel sorry for good ol' Beck, the floppy-mopped flunky who entertained us so well with his two turntables and a microphone, but if Sea Change is a reasonable indicator, the man wears heartache like Heidi Klum wears Victoria's Secret: It looks


good on him. Truth be told, I had a hard time warming up to the idea that Beck could pull off a down-and-out, alone-in-a-darkened-room, head-on-the-table, waiting-to-dielevel of musical melancholy. With a track list that includes songs like

ost Cause" and Lonesome "

Tears," I

was reminded of that weird kid

n freshman prefaced every ad he composed with, "This is a song I wrote when my girlfriend broke up with me last summer...." Only Beck doesn't suck, and he probably doesn't get his ass kicked as much. From weepy start to agonizing finish, a bereaved Beck trudges through

30 Seconds to Crap 30 Seconds to Mars' is a disturbing, hour-ion

,‘lcomed them into erse, he spends

apocalyptic civilization l< than the most post-apo Jared Leto. Never mind of an actor fronting a b; enough (Dogstar?), wha dainful, yet wickedly am Seconds to Mars is the* bination of industrial m Rambaldian lyrics. Leto may be shy aboi band, but Mars certain! shy about backing their songs with pre-recorded drum tracks and bizarre technological squeaks that sound like a busted-up blender on overdrive Once Leto has either commanded listeners to "stand out on the edge of the earth... and crawl into this new future

wo minutes of of the seemingly

w his losses with thoughtfulness and introspection A change indeed; the singer/songwriter has successfully gone from "I'm a loser baby/So why don't you kill me?" to "I'm lost/And rniinE GRADE: just might take care of it myself." This man needs a hug—big time. The greatest departure from the Beck of old comes not lyrically, but instrumentally, as the-tolips, chirps and hip hop experimentation of previous albums such as 1996's Odelay and 1999's Midnite Vultures disappear completely. Sea Change is as basic as Beck gets: a few guitars, a loose drum beat, the occasional string accompaniment. Making it all work are the heavy, broken-hearted, yet bravely delivered, els. The guy can really sing, and he's finally got a lot to sing about. Is this Beck's best album to date? Easily. So feel free to take comfort in someone else's sorrow. Hearing him utter lines like "It's only lies that I'm living/lt's only tears hat I'm crying/lt's only you hat I’m losing/Guess I'm doing fine," makes me sad for the guy, but at the same time his despondency makes for a damn fine musical experience. So if Beck is in a better mood next time he heads into the studio, 1 might just have to see to it that his dog has an unfortunate "accident" with a circular saw.



—David Walters



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tracks repeat:horus, perhaps to he lishis GRADE; it that actually actually


eepy are Leto's :ed vocals that begin to sound :he very bellows of .an himself. Heck, e Prince of irkness may not ive been Jordan atalano in My SoCalled Life, but I'm positive that he could have put out a better album. —Hilary Lewis

Are you a freshman? Do you like to write? Do you realize that this box is only here to take up space? If so, you can write for Recess. Email us, homies: recess@chronicle.duke.edu

All this talk about a "Durham Renaissance," and you still think it's that hippie caftan shop on 9th Street? This Saturday is a chance to get your first sloppy mouthful of Durham at the Durham Band Showcase. Put on by the Durham Association of Downtown Arts (DADA), the show will run noon to midnight at Durham Central Park, is free to the public and will host at least 13 bands from the area. (And no, I didn't know there's a Central Park here either, but apparently it's on Foster Street, near the Hunt Avenue intersection and across from the Liberty Warehouses.) DADA's mission for the event is not only to promote artists but also venues and public space, and accordingly, the park itself is almost as much an attraction as the bands —expect art installations, drum circles, a kiddie tent and an "artistic miniature golf course." (Avant Putt-Putt ! f \s so hot right now.) Oh, and the bands!; an interesting mix of indie (Topography), hip hop (Section 8, Durty Nation) and kickass femme punk (The Butchies, verging on rumors of impending breakup). The last showcase drew a full crowd despite the rain and a changed venue—this one also promises to be an excellent community event.

—Greg Bloom

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The Stuff Dreams Are Made of Last

year, Duke drama professor Jan Chambers had a dream: She saw rehearsals to greet the cast and explain the ideas behind the play with Ellen three women stranded on a disc in the middle of the sea. One year Hemphill.... The cast rehearses 6 days a week,... but the writing process later, and with the help of a visionary theater company, a Jungian anarequires about a year of research.... All we knew was that we had to do a play lyst and an international cast, the dream has become a reality. about the disastrous lack of feminine principle in current life." This weekend, the Archipelago Theatre Company presents And Mary Wept, Besides Hall, who trekked from Minnesota to work on And Mary Wept, a show exploring boundaries, relationships and ancient archetypal images in the production team includes an international cast assembled by Hemphill, a modern world. And true to Chambers' vision, it maroons a handful of charwho received her primary theater training at the Roy Hart Theatre Collective. acters at the edge of the sea and eventually at A revolutionary group of artists in Southern the edge of their lives. France, it is dedicated to incorporating personal But Archipelago has always been living on the experience into public performance. Hemphill's edge. The theater company, founded by Duke theextensive work with the collective gave her lifeater studies professor Ellen Hemphill, has a long colleagues, some of whom have travelled strong reputation for choosing adventurous from Europe to be a part of the show. Also perthemes and creating landscapes instead of mere forming in And Mary Wept is Duke theater studsets—the last Archipelago production shown at ies professor Christine Morris, who sports a Duke (Snow, in 2000) blanketed Shaefer Theater black wig and a snazzy 'Bos inspired jogging in a whitewashed winter universe. And Mary suit for the show. Wept promises a similar experience, incorporating When asked what would lure college stuwater and salt into its deserted-island world dents to an experimental show, Hall said its Although Chambers has created the sets and message might just make us chuck our cell costumes, the rest of the show's unique uniphones. verse came out of an equally unique rehearsal "I mean, I couldn't live without mine,” she process A SNOW GLOBE ON AN ABANDONED BEACH: What does it all mused, "but is that what I want to have with me mean? Recess certainly doesn'tknow "You can't see the script," wrote Hemphill, at the moment I try to define what matters?" also the director, in an e-mail. "For one thing, it keeps changing, and for For those of us who really can't part with our Nokias, Hall offered more another, the words wouldn't make any sense without the movement." collegiate connections: For rehearsals, instead of just reading the script, the cast relied heavily on "I guess I'd say that this show... holds up a mirror to how we relate to each what Hemphill calls "gesture work," which is the process of finding the other. There's also a mind-expanding suggestion that young people who have a movements that define a person—from the way a woman scratches her chance to experiment look outside their own immediate culture for clues about head to the way a man's shoulders slump when he laughs. Exercises in how to proceed on their journeys." voice, sound and body were also used to explore the ideas of And Mary —Fa ran Krentcil Wept well before the script was put on paper. "It's intense," said psychologist, writer and Archipelago collaborator Nor Hall, And Mary Wept runs through Oct. 5 in Shaefer Theater in the Bryan Center. when asked about the rehearsal process. "I was at the opening day of Tickets are $l2 for students.

Welcome to Bali-Wood On the island of Bali, traditional dance captures the spirit of ceremonies and corresponds with religious rituals and family and community events. Music and dance blend with worship at temple ceremonies and serve as an oral history and an expression of beauty and power. Eight time-honored performers come to the Sarah R Duke Gardens Sunday, Sept. 29, in the Master Dancers of Bali tour as part of the 14-event "Living Traditions" series sponsored by the Duke University Institute of the Arts. Event organizers said, this tour is the first time a small group of eminent dancers and musicians will perform together outside the island of Bali. But the dancers share more than tradition; they share direct lineage. Ranging in age from their early thirties to eighties, three members of the troupe are also part of the same family.

The most exceptional aspect of the performance is sure to be the technique of Ni Ketut Cenik, the most experienced traditional dancer in Bali today. At the age of 81, she and seven other world-renowned Balinese dancers and musicians will perform such pieces as the "BarisTungal" heroic dance depicting a Balinese soldier at war and the "Oleg Tumulilingan" courtship dance, in full traditional costumes. Although your fall break plans might unfortunately preclude a culture tour to Bali, you can experience its customs this weekend —Kim Roller

Performances are Sept. 29 at 3:00 and 7:30 p.m at the Doris Duke Center in the Sarah R Duke Gardens. Student tickets are $l2, but the view from the bushes is free.






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No. 4 ’Noles battle Ragone, Cardinals tonight By CHRIS DUNCAN The Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. The Louisville Cardinals are not where they thought they would be heading into one of their biggest home games ever. Unranked and a disappointing 2-2, the two-time defending Conference USA champions host fourth-ranked Florida State (4-0) Thursday night. “We didn’t prepare to be 2-2 at this stage,” Cardinals quarterback Dave Ragone said. “A lot of us expected to be 4-0.” Louisville has been pointing to this game since a 31-0 loss to the Seminoles in Tallahassee in 2000. The Cardinals went 11-2 in 2001 and came into this season hungry for the rematch to show how much progress their program has made. Their slow start has made them desperate for a good showing. “This is the last game where we’re going to be able to prove to the nation that we’re a good team,” said defensive end Dewayne White. “We’re going to play some conference teams that aren’t going to be ranked, so this is the big game on our schedule. “If we win, we’ll be the talk of the town again.” The preseason optimism around Louisville faded with losses to Kentucky and Colorado State. Even in wins over Duke and Army, the Cardinals were plagued by a shaky offensive line, a dormant running game and a rash of penalties. As a result, Ragone has struggled. A


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preseason Heisman Trophy candidate, the 6-foot-4, 250-pound left-hander has been sacked 10 times and thrown four interceptions after throwing eight all of last season.

Still, Louisville coach John Smith said his offense will take risks against Florida State’s defense, which is allow-

ing 261 passing yards per game. “We’re going to take some chances. We’re going to throw it. That gives us an opportunity to win,” Smith said. “We’re

excited because we feel like we can do some things.” Ragone is not so sure. The Seminoles may not have the flashy cornerbacks of their past, but Ragone said their secondary looks as fast and as talented as ever on film. “They’re about the best comers I’ll face. I really haven’t seen them play bad,” he said. “They’re the most physi-

cally gifted defense we’ll play all year.” The Seminoles have cruised to three easy wins after nearly blowing a big lead in their opener against lowa State. The offense is ranked fourth in the nation, averaging 489 yards per game but will face its toughest test yet. The Cardinals’ defense has 10 starters back from a unit that ranked 10th nationally in points allowed last season. The defensive leader is White, who needs three sacks and three tackles for loss to become the school’s all-time leader in both categories. “This defense is probably the best See FLORIDA STATE on page 15

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U.S. wins Women’s World Basketball Championship Duke head coach Goestenkors served as assistant coach for America’s 7th gold medal squad By MARTIN FACKLER The Associated Press

GAIL GOESTENKORS will return to Durham after serving as an assistant coach for the gold medal-winning U.S. team.

Sheryl Swoopes scored 18 points NANJING, China and Lisa Leslie added 17, leading the United States to a 7974 victory over Russia Wednesday and its second straight Women’s World Basketball Championship. The win was the 19th straight victory in championship play for the American women, who last lost a game in 1994. Leslie, who clinched the game with a jumper in the final minutes of the fourth quarter after Russia came within one, won tournament MVP honors. The 6-foot-5 center from the Los Angeles Sparks averaged 17.3 points a game going into the final. The gold medal was America’s seventh, the most in the championship’s 49-year history. The former Soviet Union is No. 2 with six golds. Leslie said the win restored U.S. pride after the American men placed an embarrassing sixth in the World Championships in Indiana earlier this month. “I think we have redeemed them. But we have all learned a big lesson from the men,” Leslie said. “We just can’t get complacent.” Australia won the bronze Wednesday with a 91-63 win over South Korea. Lauren Jackson led Australia with 31 points.

The Russians rallied in the fourth quarter, making the final the closest game ofthe tournament for the Americans, who won their previous games by an average of more than 30 points. . Russia trailed 71-70 with 3:30 remaining in the fourth quarter. But Leslie put the game out ofreach with two free throws and then hit an outside jumper on a pass from Shannon Johnson. “It was a big jumper for us,” Leslie said. “And from there, our momentum changed. Defensively, we were able to jump on them, and I think we held the lead from that point on.” US. coach Van Chancellor said his team’s defense was key to winning the championship. “I think it’s the best defensive team the United States has ever had,” Chancellor said. Leslie was benched in the second quarter after picking up her third foul. But Tamika Catchings stepped in, scoring 14 of her 16points in the first half. The United States ended the half ahead 48-35. “They kept giving me the ball and leaving me open, so there was the opportunity to step up and knock down the shot,” Catchings said. Swoopes scored eight points in the third quarter as the See USA WOMEN on page 13

Ryder Cup an exercise in bonding for Americans By DOUG FERGUSON

Americans keep to themselves.

The Associated Press

SUTTON COLDFIELD, England Fierce rivals the other 51 weeks of the year, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson spent their first night at The Belfry staring each other down—not inside the ropes, but on opposite sides of the net. They were playing ping-pong. “They were having a hell of a go at it,” U.S. Ryder Cup captain Curtis Strange said. No one revealed who had won, but it illustrated what Strange is trying to accomplish in the four days leading up to the start of the matches Friday: The Ryder Cup is all about team, and the United States has a history of not being nearly as united as Europe. American players travel in their private planes and keep their own

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Perhaps that explains why Europe brings a less talented team to the Ryder Cup and usually walks away with the 14-inch gold trophy. And perhaps no one should be surprised that the key to Europe’s success lies in the team matches. “We tend to feel that way,” European said golfer Colin Montgomerie Wednesday. “We tend to do better in the first series of games, and then America tends to be better in the singles.” Europe has won five of the last eight Ryder Cups. Only once during that time has the United States led after the four series of team matches. That was at Oak Hill in 1995, and Europe went on to victory, anyway. Strange has a good idea of who his teams will be, and they have been playing with each other on the first two days l




of practice: Woods and Mark Calcavecchia, who practice in the early morning at the majors; Davis Love 111 and David Duval, who flew to Ireland together last week and shared a house at Mount Juliet. “I feel very strongly that Friday morning is important to get off to a good start, to get the guys confident, to give them some momentum,” Strange said. “If we do well Friday morning, then we’ll be all right.” Europe doesn’t need to try as hard to turn 12 guys into a team. That’s the way it seems to be every week on the European tour, which spans the continent, if not the globe. They represent nine countries but know each other as if they grew up next door. “We’ve got a game room as well,” See RYDER CUP on page 13

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Last week in review Saturday, Sept. 21 Florida State 48, Duke 17 N.C. State 51, Texas Tech 48 (OT) Georgia Tech 28, Brigham Young 19 Maryland 45, Eastern Michigan 3 Virginia 48. Akron 29 Wake Forest 24, Purdue 21 Clemson 30, Ball State 17

This week’s schedule Thursday Sept. 26 Florida State @ Louisville, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 Duke @ Navy, 12 p.m. Massachusetts @ N.C. State, 1 p.m. Georgia Tech @ North Carolina, 3:30 p.m Wofford @ Maryland, 6:00 p.m. Virginia @ Wake Forest, 6:30 p.m.

� Rivers climbs record books With his eighth 300-yard passing game in N.C. State's 51-48 overtime win at Texas Tech, quarterback Philip Rivers moved past UVa’s Shawn Moore and into 12th place on the ACC's all-time passing yardage list with 6,894 yards. Rivers is 13th on the league’s career total offense list with 6,821 yards and currently leads the nation in passing efficiency.

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� Virginia’s McMullen climbs 9 spots


With four receptions for 79 yards and one ID in Virginia's 48-29 win over Akron, Billy McMullen jumped nine spots from 25th to 16th on the ACC’s career receiving yardage list and from 20th to 19th on the league's career reception list. In his career, McMullen has caught 157 passes for 2,369 yards.

“You have to learn to handle adversity. It’s not if you’ll have adversity, but it’s how you handle it when you have it.”

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Gailey on star running back Tony Rollings' season-ending injury. Rollings is leading the nation in rushing.

Only four games into his sophomore season, Florida State quarterback Chris Rix is already seventh among ACC sophomore passing yardage leaders with 3,535 yards in 15 career games and is averaging 235.7 yards passing per game. Rix has thrown a ID pass in 14 of his 15 career games and over 200 yards in 11 of his last 12 games. This season, Rix directs an offense that leads the ACC in total yards.

United States kept its lead, but at the start ofthe fourth quarter, Russia went on a seven-point run. Dona Korstine hit a 3-pointer that whittled the US. lead to 67-63. “She just really killed us,” Leslie said. “She was coming off cuts, she did shots from the outside, she was able to get inside.” Elena Baranova hit a layup that closed the gap to 7170. Leslie was on the bench with four personal fouls.



“We had a pretty good week ot practice and now we’ve got to go out and do it tomorrow night.” • Florida State head coach Bobby Bowden on the short week he had to

European captain Sam Torrance said. “Nobody has been in it. We just sit and talk and watch motivational videos. For Europeans to get together this week and be part of the camaraderie... that’s every week, anyway. “We’re a big traveling circus and go around Europe all the time. It’s very easy to be part of the team.” How close is the European team? Torrance was taking a hot bath Tuesday night before the team dinner when the phone rang. It was Pierre Fulke, one of his four Ryder Cup rookies, and he had a major crisis. Torrance was concerned. He told Fulke to come to his room immediately, and he put a towel on his dripping body and went to the door. Fulke delivered the



ACC teams have scored 14 touchdowns this season by either defensive play or special teams returns. N.C. State leads all ACC teams with five non-offensive touchdowns. The ACC record for non-offensive touchdowns is 11, set by Georgia Tech in 1998.

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bad news. “He says, ‘Sam, I can’t do my tie.’ I could have killed him,” Torrance said, laughing. David Duval understands the unique bond that Europe enjoys over the United States. It reminds him ofhis days on the old Nike Tour, when players shared expenses, ate at the same restaurants and traveled together to the next stop. “In Europe, you play a tournament in Stockholm and everyone flies home together Sunday night, then flies back out on Tuesday,” Duval said. “You don’t have anyone going to Helsinki for a corporate outing.” On the PGA Tour, it’s not unusual for players to scatter at the end ofthe week. It’s different in Europe. “We tend to share courtesy cars, we share airplanes, we tend to meet up in bars and hotels before we go out to dinner,” Montgomerie said. “We are closer than the American tour in general. It’s easier for us to help each other out and play alongside each other.” Still, the Americans are hardly a group of distant, spoiled players. Mickelson was leaving his interview when he warmly clasped hands with Stewart Gink. Scott Verplank stuck his finger in Duval’s chest in mock argument during their practice round Wednesday, and two guys who don’t spend much time together shared a hearty laugh. “I can speak for myself, and I can speak for the team,” Jim Furyk said. “We’re all very passionate about the sport we play, the game we play, and about representing our country this week.”



“He’s a great player. He’s somebody we’ve been bringing along slowly and he still has a lot to learn. Can you believe I’ve been saying he needs to become tougher?” N.C. State head coach Chuck Amato on freshman tailback T.A, McLendon, who tied a school record

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Chancellor then put Leslie back in the game “Immediately I had one thought,” Chancellor said. “We were going go down inside to Lisa Leslie and win or lose it there.” Leslie hit the shots that mattered, while Catchings

and Johnson shut down the Russian counterattack with key steals and rebounds. Catchings finished with 11 rebounds. “When we just absolutely had to, we found away to defend them and we could keep them from scoring in the last minute and a half” Chancellor said.



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HARDING from page 11 assistants. So I was warming up for a game and I saw Coach G. walk through the door and my jaw dropped. She actually saw one of the best games that I’ve ever played.” Consequently, Duke became an early favorite for the 25 points, 8.9 rebounds and 4.1 assists that Harding—who was ranked as the 14th best player in the class of 2002 by the All Star Girls Report—brought to her high school team. However, the Blue Devils had to compete with other top collegiate programs such as Georgia, Kansas State and hometown-favorite Texas. “My main two choices were Texas and Duke,” Harding said. “It was a matter of staying home to play or going away. I guess I had this dream of packing up and leaving for college instead of just driving two hours down the road.” After attending the camp in Durham for the third straight summer, Harding became the first ofDuke’s highly touted, five-member Class of 2006 to commit to play for the Blue Devils. Her blazing speed and aggressive running game should fit perfectly in Duke’s up-tempo, pressing style of play, and if all goes well, she and fellow Class

PORTS of 2006 guard Caitlin Howe could become the most dynamic backcourt in college basketball. Harding and Howe first met during their sophomore year in high school at a Reebok camp in Atlanta. There they developed a good relationship that has continued to grow at Duke. “Lindsey’s just a great kid,” Howe said. “She’s funny, she’s nice and she’s just a good person. She’s also an awesome player. That girl’s got some wheels; she’s so quick.” Harding hopes that she and the rest of the freshman recruits can help a Duke team that lost only one senior after reaching the Final Four in San Antonio last year. Harding was able to travel to the Alamo Dome to watch the Blue Devils fall to Oklahoma in the national semifinals. Despite the loss, she still described the experience as “really exciting.” Although the Blue Devils have experienced recent success, Harding realizes that students have been slow to respond to the women’s team, but she believes that the lack of recognition may soon become a thing of the past. “Students are starting to realize that we’re good,” Harding said. “This team is freakin’ amazing. People don’t know what they’re missing.”

FLORIDA STATE from page 11 defense we’ve played,” said Florida State coach Bobby Bowden. “They’re not afraid to challenge you.” Florida State counters with one ofthe nation’s best offensive lines. Led by All-American tackle Brett Williams, the starters up front average 6-foot-5, 313 pounds. The Seminoles have averaged 230 rushing yards per game.

“So far, our offensive line has measured up,” Bowden said. “That will make the difference in the kind of team we’re going to end up having because a great offensive line can overcome a lot ofother things.” Bowden has been fretting all summer about where the Louisville game falls on the schedule. It kicks off a tough 16-day stretch that includes a home date with Clemson next Thursday and a showdown with topranked Miami Oct. 12. “The toughest week is this week. This is the one we have to get over,” said Bowden, seeking his 328th career victory. “The next ballgame, it will be a regular week, it’ll just be different days of the week, but we still have seven days. It does give us 10 days to prepare for Miami.” The Seminoles practiced in the rain Tuesday, and it’s a good thing for them. Forecasters expect remnants of Hurricane Isidore to soak Louisville Thursday night. The Cardinals won’t let rain spoil a game Smith calls vital to his program because of the difficulty he’s had scheduling home games against big-name opponents. “It’s a great challenge for us, but it’s a challenge we have to continue to get more of,” Smith said. “If you can get one of the four or five best in the country to come into your stadium, maybe your credibility will start to grow and maybe somebody else will do the same thing and it will snowball.”


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Academic THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 Special seminar: 4pm. “Open Publishing—the future of publishing in biosciences,” Peter Newmark, Editorial Director for Biology at BioMed Central. Special seminar sponsored by Medical Center Cell Biology and Department of Biology, Duke University 103 Byran Research Bldg. Teer House: 4pm. Be Kind to Your Feet: Skin and Foot Care for Diabetes, Jan Nicollerat. Call 416-DUKE. 4019 N. Roxboro Rd. The Duke English Department presents: spm. “The Global Parasol: Accessorizing the Four Corners of the World," a talk by JOSEPH ROACH. Breedlove Room. Teer



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Program in Ecology Seminar: 12:45pm. “The Challenge in Safeguarding America's Plant Resources,” Daniel Fieselmann, National Science Program Leader. A247-LSRC.

Panel Discussion: 2:30-4:30. “Sweatshops or Sweet Deals?” BioSci 111. Sponsored by VEM, the Political Science Department, the Kenan Institute for Ethics, and the Duke Progressive Alliance.

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The 2002 Boyarsky Lecture in Law, Medicine & Ethics: SPM. “Advancing the Genomic Revolution: The Ethical and Social Issues Surrounding the Sequencing of the Human Genome" by Dr. Craig Venter, President of The Center for the Advancement of Genomics. Reynolds Theater, Bryan Center. For more information contact kie@duke.edu or call 660-3033.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 Presbyterian/UCC Campus Ministry Drop-in Lunch 12-1 pm, Thursdays. Chapel Basement Kitchen. Intercultural Christian Fellowship Weekly Gathering: 7:3opm, Thursdays. ‘Tell Us Your Story” Guest series. Chapel lounge. More info: www.duke.edu/web/icf/, contact: dsw9@duke.edu. -

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Popßio Seminar; 7pm. “The roles of postmating isolation in driving the evolution of premating isolation during reinforcement,” Maria Servedio, University of North Carolina. 140 Biological Sciences.

EOS Lecture Series: 4pm. 9-27. “Millennial to Milankovitch Scale Climate Variability in the Tropical Atlantic During the Last 500,000 Years as Recorded in

Graduate Christian Fellowship: 6pm, dinner. 7pm, worship/program. Our speaker this week is Chris Rice, author of “More Than Equals” and of a new book, “Grace Matters” both on racial reconciliation in the church. Basement of Duke Chapel. See our web site, www.duke.edu/~shinkle for more information about ongoing opportunities or call Steve Hinkle at 681-2652.

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The Duke English Department presents: spm. “The Global Parasol: Accessorizing the Four Corners of the World,” a talk by JOSEPH ROACH. Breedlove Room.

After Hours: 5:30-8 p.m. “First Course Concert: The Ciompi Quartet,” reception and concert, cosponsored by Institute of the Arts, $5 Public, $3 Friends and Students, Free to Duke students with I.D. Duke University Museum of Art After Hours:

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Durham County Board of Commissioners urged the state General Assembly to institute a moratorium on state executions Monday. Although a moratorium on the death penalty be a good start, and the commissioners should be commended may for its stand against injustice, it does not go far enough. North Carolina should take a courageous stand and abolish the death penalty all together. The problems with the death penalty are well-documented. Disproportionately, the poor and minorities are sentenced to death more often than wealthy or white prisoners, demonstrating there is an unacceptable racial and socioeconomic bias in the system. Nevertheless, it is a strong argument for a moratorium on the death penalty until these inequities are eliminated, since a punishment that is as final and irrevocable as death requires absolute impartiality and fairness. The moral opposition to the death penalty arises from a deepseated belief in the intrinsic rights of man to life, liberty and property, all of which are denied through capital punishment. Life, and its pursuit and affirmation, is the central value, the primary good, and capital punishment destroys life and all that accompanies it. This moral opposition is not based on any specific religious doctrine, although the religious beliefs of any number ofreligious ethical codes oppose to the death penalty. Moral objections to the death penalty also must not be based on changing societal norms and mores —it is fine if the current societal norm is that the death penalty is wrong, but it is irrelevant to the moral argument against the death penalty since if social norms changed tomorrow, the moral opposition to the death penalty remains. It is based in the single, unchanging value: the value of life. The libertarian opposition that distrusts either the government’s ability to apply the death penalty fairly or the government’s right to execution is also a powerful argument. Although the government surely has powers beyond those of individuals (that is, the government may imprison people whereas individuals cannot) and the government has powers over life and death to some degree (for example, the government sends people to war), it is a fair question whether the government has the right to kill its own citizens when there are viable alternatives to immunizing the threat they pose. The government’s ability to fairly and impartially apply the death penalty is also suspect, since the government’s reliability is often in question. For these primary reasons, not just a moratorium, but also an abolition of the death penalty is justified, and the Durham County Board of Commissioners should be praised for their stand on the issue and for voicing their opinion.


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Continued economic weakness and uncertainty has caused cutbacks in campus recruiting across the country, not just at Duke. Tom Halasz, interim co-director of the Career Development Center, on the drop in corporate attendance this year at the Career Fair (see story, page 3).

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Homosexuals want recognition and protection I’d like to congratulate Bill English on his commentary. He had the guts to say what many Duke students’ eyes say every day. He put words to looks I get around campus. He articulated why I can’t feel comfortable kissing my girlfriend’s cheek; not because I’m

afraid, but because I simply don’t have the energy to deal with the disapproving glares that result. Instead of arguing in a rational, non-hostile manner, his article was deliberately provocative. I choose not to stoop to others’ stereotypes and ignorance, igniting yet another endless debate. I am a quiet, normal-looking homosexual. I don’t shave my head, wear pink leather

pants or desire to convert the world to homosexuality. I merely desire to be recognized by my peers and protected by my government. Most may be surprised at the sheer numbers of those like me on this campus. There are far more gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender faculty members, employees, administrators and students than many realize. Do you know what it’s like to live knowing you could be beaten for whom you love and what you do? To walk down the street with pedestrians staring? To think twice about going to a gay bar, the only safe place where you can dance with your girlfriend, because there’s a cop outside?

You never know if the cops are there to stop underage drinking or to protect us from gay bashers. Did you grow up thinking that there’s something intrinsically wrong with you? Were you sick to your stomach when you heard about Matthew Shepard and realized that you too could be

beaten and few would care? Live in my shoes for 365 days,

one minute feeling the elation

of being in love, the next, feeling so alone because few understand that love. Then people can tell me that my pride in myself and my love for my community is pathetic. Erica Perrier Trinity ’O3

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Columnist right in not forcing beliefs Bill English was right on

the money in his column “My Right To Not Support Gay and Lesbian Groups.” The general public shouldn’t be coerced into a celebration of a group of people’s sexual habits. Subjecting people to

a public make-out fest of any kind is in very poor taste. This militant, in-your-face, “embrace homosexual culture or else” mentality dis-


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bisexual and transgender groups on campus. Be proud of who you are, but don’t force your beliefs down other people’s throats.

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Coming Out Week successful in exposing truth As a good homosexual with an intrinsic share in human dignity, I agree with much in Bill English’s column. Campus groups flying the diversity banner are lav-


sexual mores. Homosexuals on campus would love the opportunity to simply walk and hold hands with their partners. However, the idea of a glass bottle flyishly funded by a self-serving ing at one’s head is not too ministry of Student Affairs. appealing, so gays who want Whenever bureaucrats in to show their affection for one this part of the University another tend to gather in see a target to expand their groups. If English would like budget and soothe their libto work on changing things, I eral white guilt, interference, would be open to suggestions. on the groups behalf, is As both a member and critic of the gay rights movebound to occur. But English’s critique of ment, I’m impressed with the Coming Out Week is ill- leadership of the gay undergraduate students and the informed and similar to dubious arguments many in the week’s events they planned. Duke Student Movement Instead of relying upon an made two years ago about expensive speaker, students their rights not to be offenddecided that this year’s dined. Sadly, there are some that ner would be a chance to take their discomfort toward reflect on the coming out gays too far and use their process. Just a few of the uneasiness to justify threats many stories from those in or using violence against the coming-out process, parthose who don’t share their ticularly from students shut Http:

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off from family members, show it’s more than occasional bedroom sex acts. I have the privilege of leading that quiet, normal-looking homosexual life that English idealizes. The idea that I want to and can be a normal political scientist comes from the gradual maturation of the early movement into a larger quest for dignity and respect, not because of but regardless of one’s orientation. Although I am one ofthe first to criticize many of the most radical aspects of my movement, the fact that many still see this gay lifestyle as nothing more than illicit sex behind closed doors leads me to consider thanking these campus radicals. Thomas Scotto Graduate School ’O6 President


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Worthless Democrats An unacceptable anti-union stance Have you noticed that the Democratic Party has no foreign policy? Its leaders neither support nor oppose a pre-emptive military invasion of Iraq. On the one hand, Tom Daschle agreed to schedule a vote probably authorizing an unlimited use offorce (think Gulf of Tonkin) for which, he said, “I’m quite sure that the administration will enjoy pretty broad support.” On the other hand, no Democratic leader other than Joe Lieberman has said that America should attack Iraq. Instead, most Democrats echo Daschle’s accurate but meaningless

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Guest Commentary generalizations: ‘We need to be very wary about going to war.... We shouldn’t be out there as having concluded that that’s the only way to get this job done.” Democrats want the vote on Iraq to be soon, so that they will still have time to make domestic issues salient by November. They seem to be saying, “We don’t want to attack Iraq. We don’t want to oppose a popular president. We do want to win the midterm elections. So let’s roll over for Bush on Iraq so the voters will think the only difference between Democrats and Republicans is in their proposed annual deductibles for prescription drug coverage.” That leaves the nation’s biggest party with no foreign policy. When the Democrats demanded not long ago that President George W. Bush make his case to Congress, I thought to myself: Good. A great debate on the stage that saw Webster challenge Calhoun. Then, as now, from slavery and tariffs to trigger locks and oil exploration, our representatives argue the issues of the day before they act in our name. We call this democracy. Surely, war is worth debating. Surely, a $2OO billion military action involving up to 150,000 American soldiers is an issue on which the American people deserve a debate. The “opposition party” is devoid of opposition. After Bush privately shared with Congressional leaders on Sept, 6 his reasons for regime change, Daschle said the meeting was “helpful” but not “conclusive.” The Democrats chose to be inquisitive spectators: ‘We were in a position to ask a lot of good questions.” After Bush addressed the United Nations Sept. 12, Daschle called it “a strong speech” before adding, “There are a number of questions that remain.” Those questions are, without a doubt, important, but they are no substitute for genuine opposition. After Bush accepted the Democrats’ demand for a debate, the opposition never showed up to fight. Since a Congressional resolution is weeks away, there is time for the Democratic party to renew its purpose. It’s not too late to ditch the politics of ambiguity and adopt an actual position, but they need more than “questions.” When Bush has a defined policy (regime change) and when the Democrats merely have questions, that’s an

interview, not a debate. The White House has outlined the reasons for pre-emptive action all year. Rarely have the nation’s leading Democrats responded with anything but “important questions.” The party of Jefferson and Jackson looks like the party of Barbara Walters. I should clarify here that my criticism is only of Democratic politicians. Democratic party members are discussing Iraq and arguing with each other all around the country, at family dinner tables and in college commons rooms. Here at Duke, opposition to the war is often heartfelt and eloquently articulated. (Sometimes, it is just heartfelt.) The rank and file are willing to oppose the President because his high job approval ratings do not deter them from voicing their opinions. When Congress votes on an Iraq resolution, most Democrats (including all senators who are potential 2004 presidential candidates) will support the use of force. Perhaps, some Democrats (like Joe Lieberman) truly believe that war with Iraq is necessary. Perhaps, some (like Paul Wellstone) not only oppose war but will also vote accordingly in Congress. The rest are cowards. Full of ambiguity, their support will be what their opposition has been; Minimal. The nation’s largest political party is sitting on the fence while America makes its most momentous foreign policy decision since Vietnam. The same Democrats who overwhelmingly voted not to fight the GulfWar are, today, as afraid to challenge Bush as they were in 1991 afraid to challenge Saddam Hussein. They are weak leaders who speak softly and carry a rubber stamp. They neither agree with the president nor oppose him. They only have questions. Justin Walker is a Trinity junior.

Duke University’s anti-union stance is unacceptable. President Nan Keohane recently lifted the Mt. Olive Pickle Company boycott, refusing to support the union that farmworkers have chosen to represent themselves. This decision is a huge step backward for farmworkers in North Carolina and the United States as a whole. The issue is not pickles, but rather that farmworkers in fields less then 90 miles away from Duke are working in terrible conditions, getting paid horrendous wages and are . treated with little to no respect by farmers, companies or even universities. Jr Farmworkers in North Carolina are p| I mostly Latino immigrants who have 1> i crossed the Mexican border to find a betw ter paying job. Because of NAFTA, many Mexicans from the south are pushed out t Jessica of formerly sustainable agricultural jobs Rutter towards the north to work in foreignowned factories. Many attempt to cross LeftTumonßed the border numerous times before they make it safely into the United States Once they have reached their destination many are surprised at the working situation. This weekend when I visited a farm in Mt. Olive, I asked one of the farmworkers if he considered his job a good one. He smiled at me and said no. Working 10 to 12 hours a day during harvest season, being exposed to pesticides and being paid between $4 to $6 an hour is not a good situation, even for the worker coming from Mexico where labor standards and wages are much lower than here. Essentially, the fields ofNorth Carolina can be classified as sweatshops. Corporations have repeatedly denied responsibility for these conditions. After all, they don’t employ farmworkers; they only buy the crops that farmworkers pick. But, of every dollar spent on produce, 71 percent goes to the company, 23 percent to the farmer and 6 percent to the farmworker. Who is benefiting from the exploitation system? Corporations have the power, and therefore the responsibility, to sit down in three-way negotiations with farmworkers, farmers and the company in order to improve the labor conditions for farmworkers. Keohane asserted that there are better ways of addressing these problems than a union. For example, she suggested increasing legislation, hiring more staff to



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Much of the campus discourse about sexual minority issues is meant to provoke. Such discourse is heating up again as this year’s Coming Out Week sparks conversation and spurs new controversy about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues. Certainly there is talk concerning gay stereotypes, funding for the LGBT groups, the “gay lifestyle” and politics. gay Unfortunately, most of this discussion calls forth an emotional response rather than an


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intellectual debate Topher’s Parade on issues of sexuality at Duke and in general. Sure, there are plenty of arguments against homosexuality. Religion, morals, natural law and general disgust might all provide a starting point to discuss anything gay. However, the sort of vague and confrontational attacks that are often made among Duke students are not going to spark productive, edifying conversation for anyone. I will not give in to mud-slinging tactics and rant haphazardly about my supposed disdain for campus conservatives and/or homophobes. I have complete faith in cogent, oneon-one discussion to enlighten, as pollyannaish as this might seem to some skeptics. I invite the radical queers, the gay-haters, the closeted lesbians and the indifferent Dukies

enforce the laws that already exist and getting farmers to sign a statement of compliance stating they will follow the laws. All of these solutions ignore the root cause of the problems farmworkers face: They have no voice and no way to address grievances. A union is made up of workers who represent their own interests and negotiate with company management. This structure is necessary because companies often seek profit at the expense of their workers. For farmworkers, a union is vital since farmers are free to fire and hire workers as they please. If a worker is hurt on the job, the farmer can easily fire the worker, leaving him with no job and no procedure with which to question the action. Legal rights are often not known, and workers who try to speak out are often blacklisted. In addition, as documented by Human Rights Watch, the H2A program in North Carolina allows farmers to call the North Carolina Growers Association and get another worker sent from Mexico to replace any fired laborers. These conditions call for the university community to take action. We need to support the farmworker struggle and the Mt. Olive Pickle boycott. There is no easy way out. We must support fair working conditions for farmworkers and the right to organize for their own rights, Keohane cannot solve the problem by throwing money at the government to enforce laws or by making secret deals with the Mt. Olive Pickle Company. These solutions reflect an attitude that Duke can advocate for farmworkers better than they can for themselves. Duke administrators are not experts on farmworker issues, and their suggestions so far have shown a huge gap in knowledge. Who better to make working conditions in the fields than the farmworkers themselves? Community groups, restaurants, groceries, religious groups, student groups and universities have already endorsed the Mt. Olive Pickle boycott in order to pressure the company to negotiate with the union. The boycott is a method that has been used throughout the farmworker movement and can be effective today. Duke has had enough paternalism and racism in its history—it is time to take a stand toward a more just society. Jessica Rutter is a Trinity junior. Her column runs every other Thursday.

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to engage in this discussion inclumeaningful interaction and conversively and all students to reflect on sation. I had an incredibly difficult their personal opinions, prejudice time finding an appropriate topic for and agendas regarding all things this week’s column in light of gay. If Duke truly prides itself on the Coming Out Week and recent free exchange of diverse thought, remarks in The Chronicle. Had I not then this discussion is long overdue. had such a candid dialogue, it would I admit that the last thing anyone have been easier to lash out, blindly wants to read is a sermon promoting decrying all things homophobic. This the crossing of boundaries and the discussion forced me to think twice broadening ofone’s horizons. So, let’s on a suitable and lucid commentary get down to business withreal examabout this week’s events. Whether students choose to ples. Last year, I was scared to death of a particular fraternity. I was engage in thoughtful conversation forced into its depths when I dated a over this controversy is out of my brother in the frat. Things were a bit control. I hope this week serves as a awkward at first. Mid-semester, I practical lesson to everyone, regardwas invited to the frat’s semi-formal. less of sexual orientation. No matter Lo and behold, my then-boyfriend the issue, we must strive to honestly and I had a fabulous time. understand our opposing interlocuAs the year went on, the fraternitor’s perspective. It is easy to make ty grew accustomed to my presence, ad hominem or ill-defined arguand soon I felt welcome as an openly ments tainting the debate on controgay man with nothing to hide. Many versial issues of sexuality. I, myself, of the frat brothers are traditionally will occasionally use these tactics conservative on some issues, but now without considering their outcomes. this issue of sexuality has been I challenge all to keep this discussion on intellectual and productive divorced from their conservative ideologies. At the same time, I have terms by elevating sexuality to the analytic category in which it rightly learned a great deal in my interactions with the fraternity and am no falls. Anything less is unacceptable at a great university. Rememberthat longer as quick to dismiss conservative viewpoints (or fraternities) the criterion for success is not the because of their influence. Of course, number of people changing sides on an issue, but rather the number of this is just a start. A few days ago, I had an interestpeople who make the intellectual ing and honest discussion with effort to understand all sides. someone whose views on sexuality are completely antithetical to mine. Christopher Scoville is a Trinity sophomore. His column runs every This exchange is just another example of what can be gained through other Thursday.

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