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Off-campus Admissions tour numbers fall fraternity to affiliate Adam Eaglin THE CHRONICLE


Despite an upward trend in the number ofcampus tours during the last couple years, Duke saw a significant decline in summer tours, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Christoph Guttentag confirmed Tuesday. The decline occurred primarily in June and July, he said, with about 10 to 20 percent fewer tours given in those two months than in June andjuly of the previous year. Guttentag noted, however, thatfor the month of August, the trend was once again beginning to Christoph Guttentag shift upward “We are in the process of compiling data for August,” he said. “While I don’t have the final data, earlier in the monthit appeared thatthe trend we saw in June andjuly was reversing Although officials said they had no clear indication of why the decline had occurred, they thought the continuing lacrosse controversy likely had an impact. “Obviously, you can’t ask people who didn’t visit why they didn’t,” Guttentag said. “I expect the negative media coverage of Duke had some effect.” In the spring, as the controversy unfolded and media trucks descended on campus, the number of tours still remained relatively consistent, said senior Allana Strong, head coordinator for the tour guide program and president ofBlue Devil

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After months of dialogue, the off-campus student organization Delta Phi Alpha, formerly known as Sigma Alpha Epsilon, has once again become officially recognized by a national fraternity. Delta Phi Alpha is now Alpha Delta Phi. “We’ve had Duke on our radar screen for a long time,” said Ed Donahue, chair of the board of governors of Alpha Delta Phi fraternity’s national headquarters. “We tend to be only at top-notch schools, which, obviously, is why Duke is of interest to us.” Donahue and Alpha Delt first approached the group of studentslast spring to give a presentation about the fraternity. The 62 Duke members unanimously voted in favor of the partnership, and the decision was finalized at Alpha Delt’s national convention in August. The organization is now an official affiliate of Alpha Delt and hopes to become a chartered chapter in the near future. “We have very efficiently managed the fraternity without a national organization,” said senior Tripp Rehlaender, president of Duke’s Alpha Delt affiliate. “The presence of such a national organization SEE ALPHA DELT ON PAGE 5


This summer, between 10 and 20 percent fewer tours of campus were given than in past years.


Hurricane Fran | The 10-year anniversary

1996 Category 3 rolls through Durham, Duke by


Henry Hunter folds an American flag he found in his son's belongings after Hurricane Fran hit N.C. in 1996.

Ten years ago today, Duke students woke up and peered out their windows to see Hurricane Fran descend upon campus. When the Category 3 storm hit Durham 2 a.m. Sept. 6, 1996, it unleashed 120-mph winds and dumped 15 inches of rain in some parts of the county, knocking down trees and power lines in the process. On Duke’s relatively unscathed campus, Blackwell Dormitory residents braved the rain and played touch football on East Campus’ soaked quads. “It’s pretty much in the Duke cocoon over here,” Lee Canipe, Divinity ’9B and area coordinator

for Craven Quad, told The Chronicle that day. Still, Fran left a lasting and unforgettable mark on North Carolina. “Hurricane Fran was the largest hurricane to hit Duke since Hurricane Hazel in October of 1954,” said University Archivist Tim Pyatt, of the storm SEE FRAN ON PAGE

Chronicle photos from 1996, when Hurricane Fran hit campus, knocking down trees and power lines.







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The African KHARTOUM, Sudan Union said Tuesday its troops will leave Darfur by the end of the month unless Sudan drops its opposition to the deployment of U.N. peacekeepers, and U.N. chief Kofi Annan warned Khartoum it bears full responsibility for the ensuing plight of civilians if it rejects outside help. Sudan on Monday gave the AU a oneweek ultimatum to accept a deal that would block the proposed 20,000-member U.N. peacekeeping force in Darfur or else leave the region, a step that would likely worsen the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.

The AU force, which is underfunded and inadequately staffed, has struggled to keep stability amid a surge of recent violence. Its mandate expires Sept. 30 and the United Nations wants to deploy a much larger force with a stronger mandate to stop the fighting in the remote western region. Khartoum launched a major new offensive in Darfur Aug. 28, reportedly involving thousands of troops and militias backed by bomber aircraft and is also believed to be massing more forces in the region. At an emergency meeting Monday in

the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, African diplomats agreed that the AU peacekeepers could stay on for a few months if Khartoum approved the transition to a U.N-led force, said spokesperson Nouredinne Mezni. “We are ready to review the mandate in the event that Sudan and the U.N. agree on the transition to a U.N. peacekeeping force,” he said, explaining that the AU troops could remain untilJanuary to give the U.N. time to assemble its replacement force. African foreign ministers will meet in New York Sept. 18 on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly to discuss the crisis, Mezni said.

President defends U.S. war strategy by

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WASHINGTON Quoting repeatedly from Osama bin Laden, President George W. Bush said Tuesday that pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq would fulfill the terrorist leader’s wishes and propel him into a more powerful global threat in the mold ofAdolf Hitler. With two months until an Election Day that hinges largely on national security, Bush laid out bin Laden’s vision in detail, including new revelations from previously unreported documents. Voters were never more united behind the president than in



the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks, and his speech was designed to convince Americans that the threat has not faded five years later. Democrats have been increasing their criticism of the president’s policies in Iraq as the congressional elections approach, with the latest salvo coming in a letter Monday that suggested he fire Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. The White House rejected the idea, both in a written response from chief of staff Joshua Bolten and in a lengthy verbal rebuttal from spokesperson Tony Snow. “It’s not going to happen,” Snow said.

“Creating Don Rumsfeld as a bogeyman may make for good politics but would make for very lousy strategy at this time.”

To make the administration’s strategy more clear, the White House published a 23-page booklet called “National Strategy for Combating Terrorism” Tuesday, which Bush described as an unclassified version of the strategy he has been pursuing since Sept. 11, 2001. The booklet’s conclusion: “Since the Sept. 11 attacks, America is safer, but we are not yet safe.” Democrats dismissed Bush’s actions as a public relations strategy that avoided real solutions.

Felipe Calderon was declared Mexico's president-elect Tuesday—by a margin of 0,56 percent—after two months of uncertainty; his ability to rule effectively remained in doubt with rival Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador vowing to lead a parallel leftist government from the streets.

Mulally succeeds Ford as CEO Bill Ford, who struggled for five years to steer Ford Motor Co. toward financial stability, has stepped down as chief executive of the company founded by his great grandfather and is being replaced by top Boeing executive Alan Mulally.

Iran president purges teachers

lran!s hard-line president urged students Tuesday to push for a purge of liberal and secular university teachers, another sign of his determination to revive the fundamentalist goals pursued under the republic's late founder, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

Intel soon to layoff employee Chip-maker Intel Corp. said Tuesday it will eliminate 10,500 jobs—about 10 percent of its work force—through layoffs, attrition and the sale of underperforming business groups as part of a massive restructuring. News briefs compiled from wire reports "The human race is faced with a cruel choice: work or daytime television."— Anon.


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Instead of feeling like lovestmck teenagers waiting by the phone, resident assistants can now feel like doctors in the emergency room Under a revised system implemented this semester, residents will now contact RAs via pager rather than on room

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phones. If paged, RAs will head to commons rooms to meet students in need of help

from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. In addition to freeing RAs from the confines of their rooms, the new system allows students to memorize one reliable number. The idea for the pager system originated from a conversation with RAs and Graduate Residents and was first tested in Edens Quadrangle last spring, said Joe Gonzalez, associate dean of residence life. The pagers will address a number of problems with the old system, Gonzalez explained, keeping on-duty information accurate and allowing residents to reach

City Council members gathered

Tuesday evening in honor of the late Margaret Rose Sanford, wife of former Duke President Terry Sanford. Sanford, who died Aug. 26 at age 88, was known for her service to both the Duke and Durham communities. Sanford’s daughter, Elizabeth, was present to honor her mother. “I would like to add my condolences to the Sanford family,” Council member Mike Woodard said. “She was the first lady of Duke University and was a gracious, wonderful woman.” After paying tribute to Sanford, council members refocused on a proposal to reconstruct the Apex Street Bridge for vehicle use. In its current state, the bridge permits only pedestrians to cross. A vote defeated the proposal 2-5, crushing the hopes of some to restore the bridge to its former vehicular state. “Times and circumstances change,” said Mayor Bill Bell. The council also approved a motion to build a ramp to connect the bridge to the American Tobacco Trail. Those who spoke in favor of the re-


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In other business: Bell proclaimed Sept. 15 to Sept. 30 “Cans for Cash Calendar Days,” emphasizing Durham’s commitment to the environment.

Ever wonder what occurs during Duke Student Government’s weekly meetings? Starting Wednesday night you can catch the action on Cable 13, the University’s student-run television station. The channel, which broadcasts popular movies, also showcases 15 original programs this year, including news broadcasts and game shows. But this semester marks the first time students will be able to view DSG meetings on TV. Cable 13 has long been interested in partnering with DSG, said junior Orcun Unlu, chair of the student television station “We are very excited for it, obviously, because they are the student government and we are the student television station,” Unlu said. He worked with senior Joe Fore, executive vice president of DSG, to bring the plan to fruition. “It was sort of an idea to make DSG more open and accessible to the student body,” Fore said. He added that he hopes viewing the meetings will allow students to gain insight into how DSG works and encourage them to join. “We wanted DSG to be something that people could watch and be informed about and participate in—not think it was some group that was secretly meeting and making decisions behind closed doors,” Fore explained. The Wednesday meetings will be taped for showing later that night, because Cable 13 is not currently equipped to run a cable between the station and the Fitzpatrick Center for Interdisciplinary Engineering,








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The long-overdue Marguerite Kent Repass Ocean Conservation Center at the Duke University Marine Lab in Beaufort, N.C. —which has been in the planning stages since the early 1990s opened its doors to students Monday. In addition to gaining new teaching facilities with tele- and video-conferencing capabilities, “green” technology, a large glassenclosed cafe and other perks, students will also benefit from a new director who hopes to take the center —and the campus—to new heights. Taking over for Mike Orbach, DUML’s previous head, is Cindy Van Dover, who was appointed July 26. Van Dover was previously a faculty member at the College of William & Mary, specializing in the study of deep-sea hydrothermal vents and chemosynthetic communities. The new director, however, is no stranger to Duke’s marine lab—she served as a Mary Derrickson McCurdy visiting scholar at the lab in the late 19905. “The great strength of the marine lab is conservation science policy—we will continue to grow that strength but we will also be building on other strengths,” she said. Orbach will remain on the faculty as a professor of the practice of marine affairs and policy, instructing Marine Policy, the center’s largest class. Van Dover, who described herself as a “forward-thinking sci—


entist,” hopes to bring the field of molecular science to the marine lab in order to study a molecular approach to conservation. A molecular science center is only one of the exciting ventures Van Dover will outline in a comprehensive academic plan for the next six to eight months. “Long term, I’d really like to deliver the best undergraduate and graduate professional degree program so we can prepare students for the needs of a country in terms of marine science conservation and policy,” she said.

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Van Dover also emphasized a focus on the needs of students, not just researchers—a philosophy that is evident in the new center’s three main spaces: a 48-person lecture hall, a high-tech teaching lab and a large, glass-enclosed commons area looking out over the Beaufort Channel, she said. Isel Del Valle, a junior and one of the 20 undergraduates currently studying at Beaufort, experienced these facilities firsthand Monday. “It’s pretty well equipped to do interesting technological things—-

like yesterday [Orbach’s class] had a video conference with another class,” Del Valle said. “The collaboration you can do with that is great.” Van Dover added that one of her goals is to make the island a model for “green,” or environ-

mentally friendly, technology—starting with the new center. The OCC was awarded a Platinum rating from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System




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Phi does not require its chapters to belong to their universities’lnterfraternity Council. “If you have an IFC or administration will further strengthen our position as a that is difficult, we absolutely don’t require premier group in the greek scene.” with IFC,” Donahue said. membership The former SAE chapter was expelled After SAE became Delta Phi Alpha and from the national fraternity in 2002 due to viended its relationship with SAE headquarolations of risk management, including hazters, the national threatenedlitiing and illegal alcohol use. As a result, the gation because offraternity the Duke group’s misuse group was automatically disaffiliated from of SAE letters, insignia and likeness. the University. “We would consider them a renegade In the years group,” said since its disafilliBrandon ation, the group Weghorst, di“They may operate as a secret adopted the title rector of comDelta Phi Alpha munications but society, they’re bits and using and continued for SAE nato operate indepieces of the SAE ritual and creed.” tional head-


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Alpha Delt are optimistic about their decision and are looking toward the future

“Becoming nationally affiliated and changing the name is the most bailer thing you can do to your frat,” said Alpha Belt

member Russell Posner, a junior. Along with a new name, the affiliation also provides the fraternity with a new avenue for fundraising and risk management. “We’ve always been a pretty active part of the social scene, and the fact that we didn’t have a national chapter was something that people have held against us,” said Alpha Belt member Carter Leggett, a senior. “This will cement the foundations of the fraternity and make it something I can come back and visit after I graduate.” Bonahue said he is confident the group can soon receive a colony charter. “The only thing we need to satisfy ourselves is that they have alumni participation,” he explained. “If all goes well, there is no reason why they wouldn’t receive a charter at next summer’s convention.” Todd Adams, assistant dean of students, said most national fraternities recommend, if not require, chapters to be recognized by their institutions where such recognition exists. In order to be recognized by Duke, a fraternity or sorority has to be nationally affiliated and belong to one of four governing councils. Although it is encouraged, Alpha Delta

quarters. “They may operate as a se-

cret society but they’re using bits and pieces ofSAE ritual and creed.” About 80 percent of SAE chapters that close return at some later time, Weghorst said. Should the chapter at Buke return in the future, however, he said it will be a new group ofyoung men with no affiliations to the previous chapter. “I can’t speak much about the past because none of the members now were a part of that organization,” Rehlaender said. “And the presence of our group being formerly SAE have impeded their efforts to [re-]establish a chapter on campus.” He added that the decision to become Alpha Bella Phi was supported by both official and unofficial SAE alumni from Buke. “We’ll be adopting the Alpha Belt rituals and that’s the future of this group,” he added. “We will be fully Alpha Belt.” The fraternity will continue to work with the national headquarters, while keeping an open mind about working toward a potential affiliation with the University. Eta Prime—formerly known as Kappa Sigma—is now the only unaffiliated offcampus fraternity at Buke. It has made no plans to follow in Alpha Belt’s footsteps. “National affiliation is always a possibility that we discuss as a group,” said Eta Prime president Ryan Eick, a senior. “The general sentimentwithin the fraternity is that things are going well the way they are now.”

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on-call RAs at all times, even when those RAs are out on rounds. “There were instances where residents called the wrong person or students got no answer when they called an RAs room phone,” Gonzalez said. Administrators at first tried to revise the system by providing RAs with cell phones instead of pagers, said Paul Naglieri, residence coordinator for Kilgo

ing to students and addressing problems without having to worry- about being in their rooms to answer their phones. The effectiveness of the new system may differ between campuses because on East, an RA is assigned to several dorms each night, and on West one RA is responsible for only one quad. Junior Priscilla Hwang, an RA in Kilgo, said the pager system gave her

more flexibility. “Last year, we had to be in our rooms all night. Now we can go to the commons and watch TV [or] we can go to print paQuadrangle. alpers on ePrint,” she said. did not found that cell phones “We “We couldn’t do any of that before,” ways get good coverage, so we switched to added. Hwang found worked in always pagers, which we addressing many of the old said. Despite any area,” Naglieri He added that though “no system is system’s problems, there are some RA’s going to be perfect,” RAs benefit gready who are not satisfied with the pager from being able to spend more dme talk- method. The pagers cause logistical problems, said senior Tony Manela, a third-year RA living in Wilson Dormitory. “At any one time I will have three pagers on my belt, and they’re not well-labeled,” he explained. “I won’t know immediately which building I need to respond to, I won’t know how serious it is.” The system is not very efficient and forces RAs to spend a lot of time on small issues, Manela added. He said telephone contact allowed him to deal with these difficulties in a more timely fashion, citing a past experience when a resident’s problem was fixed over the phone. Manela anticipated problems arising on East Campus because RAs have to move between different dorms when on call. Hwang said the new system could be a major improvement on West Campus, however, adding that having one numits quad's now has a board ber that residents can always call is a listing Every dormitory RAs and the numbers for their newly formed pagers. great resource.


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have been LEED certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, fewer than 30 have achieved the stringent and coveted Platinum rating since the program’s inception in 2000. Buildings considered for LEED certification must earn points in five categories: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources and indoor environmental quality. The OCC design emphasizes crossventilation, solar electricity and easy access to the building’s water and electrical systems so that walls do not have to be ripped apart and reconstructed. In addition, the building boasts a geothermal heating and cooling system that uses the natural heat of the earth to regulate the building’s temperature, cisterns

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landscaping and toilets as well as recycled and local construction materials. “It’s really important for the Nicholas School and Duke University to set the standard for the rest of the public in terms of trying to figure how to do what we do in away that treads more lighdy on the resources of the earth,” said Larry Crowder, Stephen Toth Professor of Marine Biology, who has been teaching at the Marine Lab for 11 years. “It’s important to show that it can be done—produce a useful building on a beautiful site with a reasonably low cost.” After the lengthy planning process, administrators wasted no time in allowing students and faculty to use the center—even if some details still need to be finalized. “We’ve only had one class in there so far but it’s nice, it still smells like a new building,” Del Valle said. “They are still not completely done though —they’re still waiting on new carpet in the main lecture room.”




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that killed 22 people—including 17 North Carolina residents. Although students were able to get to classes for most of the day, Duke professors and staff had difficulty getting to work, as many roads were closed due to debris, fallen trees and malfunctioning traffic lights. “I remember leaving for WinstonSalem right around the time when the hurricane was about to hit,” said sophomore Katherine Brazer, then a fourth grader at Durham Academy. “My house lost running water and a lot of trees fell down, causing some damage.” At the Duke University Marine Laboratory in Beaufort, N.C., both students and fac-‘

ulty were strongly advised to evacuate before the hurricane made landfall. The University’s decision not to declare a “severe weather day” forced employees who could not make it to work to eithertake a day of paid vacation leave or not be paid at all. Following Hurricane Fran, the University adopted a policy more similar to those in place at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University, which allow for classes to be cancelled in the case of extreme weather. Reports estimated that the amount of damage caused by the hurricane amounted to $625 million in total. In all, 34 North Carolina counties were declared disaster areas by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. In preparation for the hurricane, the

American Red Cross of Central North Carolina set up shelters at Hillside and Riverside high schools. Duke Power—now known as Duke Energy —had one of its worst power outages in history, with 431,000 customers losing service during the storm. Some that lived through Fran’s visit to the area, however, could not recall anything extraordinary about the hurricane. “I can’t bring anything to mind to distinguish Hurricane Fran from any other of the hurricanes that have hit Duke or Durham,” Irving Alexander, psychology professor emeritus and a long-time resident of Durham, wrote in an e-mail. Because of the damage to the North Carolina coast and the Triangle area, the National Weather Service retired the name Fran in the spring of 1997.


The 3 photos above ran in The Chronicle Sept. 9, 1996, in the aftermath ofHurricane Fran.Trees across campus fell during the storm, but no one was hurt.



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Sitting in Wallace Wade Saturday evening, one thing became very clear to me. Ted Roof needs to go. The start ofRoofs career at the helm of the Duke football program was a promising one. Taking over as interim head coach with five games left in the 2003 season, Roof led the Blue Devils to wins over Georgia Tech and North Carolina. From there, it’s been all downhill. After being named Patrick head coach over Bobby Ross—who has y1 an NCAA championship and a Super Bowl appearance on his resume, at the conclusion of the 2003 campaign—Roof has guided his football team to an abysmal 3-20 record. None of the wins came on the road and two of the victories were over The Citadel and Virginia Military Institute, members of Division I-AA. Counting only Division I rivals, Roofs Duke teams have a 1-19 record. That’s a .053 winning percentage if you’re keeping score at home. It’s not as if Roof hasn’t been given ample opportunity to prove himself as the man to run Duke football. In game situations, the Blue Devils have been in position to win a handful of games over teams not in Division I-AA. I’m not asking for Duke to beat Florida State, Miami or Virginia Tech, but they need to capitalize on the opportunities they have had to beat mid-level Division I teams. Under Roof, Duke has failed in every





Marcus Jones (right) started the season opener Saturday against Richmond, but true freshman Thaddeus Lewis (left) took a majority of theBlue Devils' snaps.


During preseason practice, sophomore quarterback Marcus Jones was the

ofattention. Duke fans wondered whether, with little experience, Jones could step up and replace Zack Asack, who was suspended July 19 for plagiarism. Freshman quarterback Thaddeus Lewis was an afterthought, still a year of experience away from viably competing for the number one job. After Last Saturday’s game, however, that perception has begun to shift. In Duke’s 13-0 loss to Richmond, Lewis received the majority of the snaps. Quarterback controversies are not new to the Duke football program. Last season, quarterback Mike Schneider appeared to be the solidified starter for the year. But after Schneider’s early season woes, Asack, then a freshman, began to receive playing time and eventually took over the spot for Schneider, who has since transferred to Division LAA Youngstown State. The transition Saturday this year, however, was much more sudden than the switch a year ago. During the game against the Spiders, Roof unexpectedly gaveLewis the reins of the offense at quarterback on the third series of the season. Lewis said that was part center

During his tenure at Duke, head coach Ted Roof has won three Division l-A gamesfor theBlue Devils.


of the original plan. But Lewis certainly did not expect to guide the offense for most of the night. “Mostly [Roof] told me I was going to play the third series,” Lewis said Saturday. “I didn’tknow after that. It wasn’t really planned. I was supposed to get some playing experience, and I guess the coaching staff made the decision to keep me in the game.” After the game, Roof did not say whetherLewis was the new starting quarterback. But the confidence that Roof showed with the playing time he gave to Lewis signaled that Roof may be leaning toward Lewis, contrary to the preseason decision. Against the Spiders, Lewis handled the offense more effectively than Jones. He was able to find more receivers open downfield, and whenever the pocket collapsed—which it did often—Lewis frequently scrambled away from the defensive pressure and salvaged the play. Although the offense did not gain a first down during Lewis’ first series, he marched the Blue Devils down the field into field goal range on his next two drives, connecting on 5-of-8 passes for 20 yards. Jones, on the other hand, failed to SEE QBS ON PAGE 16 <






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Four games into his senior season, Chris Loftus is finding himself in unfamiliar territory. After starting all 20 games last season, Loftus, one of two senior captains on No. 14 Duke’s roster, is adapting to coming off the bench. “It’s difficult anytime where you’ve started for three years, and you have to make an adjustment,” Loftus said. “Different people are doing a good job in there. It’s tough, but that’s just how it goes.” Soccer isn’t like basketball, where losing a spot in the starting lineup doesn’t necessarily dictate a drop in minutes - Loftu ’’. wh notebook was second on Duke in minutes played last season, has already missed more time on the field in the team’s first four games than he did in all 20 a year ago. The Illinois native has been a mainstay in the Blue Devil midfield since his arrival on campus three years ago. He started 10 games his freshman season and was named to the All-ACC Freshman Team. The next two years, he settled in as Duke’s defensive midfielder, helping anchor the backfield while still providing support for the offense. He even tied for the team lead in goals with nine en route to being selected to the All-ACC second team in 2005. Loftus’ spot in the starting lineup first opened up in the spring, when he missed time with an injury. Sophomore Pavelid Castaneda, who played in 12 games as a °


freshman, took full advantage of the opportunity, impressing the coaches with his play. “[Castaneda] started very well last spring and played very well this summer,” head coach John Rennie said. “He got an opportunity to play and really has played extremely well.” During the summer trip to Germany, Loftus and Castaneda split time, but the sophomore seized the job when Loftus struggled early in the season. “I don’t think I was playing anywhere near my potential the preseason games or the first game,” Loftus said. “I wasn’t pleased with my performance, and I don’t think the coaches were either.” Castaneda started both games last weekend against American and South Florida, cementing his starting role by earning a spot on the all-tournament team at the Duke/Adidas Classic. “Pav has just been great,” junior midfielder Michael Videira said following Sunday night’s 1-0 victory over South Florida. “He does a great job on the defensive end.” Although adjusting to his diminished role has been difficult on the field, Loftus has not let it affect his status as one of the team captains off of it. “I don’t think that being captain really has anything to do with either being on the field or off the field,” Loftus said. ‘You have to keep the guys that aren’t on the field in a positive mind frame, too, and keep their confidence up. I just have to be a leader for everyone.” TIAN, QINZHENG/THE CHRONICLE


Duke's co-captain, senior Chris Loftus, lost his starting job to Pavelid Castaneda, but he has responded well.



ortsbriefs W. Lacrosse names captains Women’s lacrosse head coach Kirsten Kimel announced Tuesday that seniors Michelle Menser and Rachel Sanford will serve as captains for the 2007 season. Menser, a midfielder, was also a captain last year. She was an allACC selection in her junior campaign after totaling 43 ground balls and 13 forced turnovers. Sanford, who also plays in the midfield, had 37 total goals and 16 assists last season while earning an IWLCA/US Lacrosse first team all-American selection. She was also a nominee for the Tewaaraton Trophey. The two captains will lead a Blue Devils squad that returns nine starters from last year’s


Karima Christmas has given a verbal commitment to play for the Blue Devils.


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10, in overtime to Northwestern in the NCAA Final Four. “We have an outstanding team this year and I’m excited to get the fall season underway,” Menser said.

Recruit announces intent Karima Christmas verbally committed to become a Blue Devil, The Chronicle confirmed Tuesday afternoon. After making an official visit to Duke last weekend, the high school senior passed up the opportunity to do the same with LSD, Texas, and Texas A&M, all ofwhich she was considering previously. The 5-foot-ll guard/forward from Houston is a two-time Street and Smith All-America honorable mention. Also a member of the track team, she is fast and athletic, frequendy driving the lane and collecting a high number of rebounds for a perimeter player. The four star recruit will most likely play forward for the Blue Devils to help bolster Duke’s front court. She joins Krystal Thomas, a 6foot-4 power forward from Orlando, as members of Duke’s 2007 recruiting class. by Lane Towery

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QBS from page 13 move the offense into scoring position during any ofhis three series, completing only two ofhis eight passes for 11 yards. Roof said he would evaluate Levis and Jones’ play and see how each of them practiced in order to determine the starter against Wake Forest. “We’re going to practice them both and see how that unfolds and make a decision closer to game time,” Roof said. “I thought both of them did some good things, and I thought both of them made some mistakes and we’ve got to correct the mistakes and move on and build on what they did well.” Judging by the end of the Richmond game, the odds are in favor ofLewis. Although he failed to punch the ball into the end zone on the next-to-last drive of the game, Lewis weaved in and out of defenders. He frequently connected with in the flat and near the sideline, moving the Duke offense to the Richmond two-yard line. His favorite target on the drive was sophomore wide receiver Raphael Chestnut, who caught three passes from Lewis for 34 yards on the drive. In the past, Roof has used two quarterbacks during the same game on several occasions. Asack first became a factor during the 2005 contest at Virginia, and he was named the starter for the next week’s game at home against Navy. Roof continued to use both quarterbacks, however, even inserting Schneider for Asack on the last drive of the Navy and North Carolina games. For now, the quarterback situation that once seemed clear in the preseason has once again become murky as Duke searches for answers on offense.

Pavelid Castaneda emerged this spring and summer to crack theBlue Devils' starting lineup.

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Head coachTedRoof consults with quarterback Marcus Jones during Saturday's game against Richmond.

The senior admits that constant questions from friends and family have only provided him with even more motivation to get back on the field. Loftus’ coach, however, said it’s just a matter of time before his captain returns to form—and the field. “Chris is a versatile player,” Rennie said. “He can play a lot of places and he’s going to play. He’s still a very important part of our team. He’ll be on the field.” And Loftus understands that, right now, the only thing he can do is push himself more than ever. “Anytime you’re faced with adversity, you’re going to want to overcome it,” he said. “One way to work out of a bad situation is to work harder, and that’s what I’m trying to do right now.”




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attempt to win winnable games, aside from a thrilling upset over Clemson in 2004 when kicker Matt Brooks nailed a 53-yarder for a 16-13 victory. Even in that game, however, Roofand his staff made a very questionable play call that could have cost Duke the game. With a fourth-and-goal situation at a dght point in the game, Roof and his staff had tailback Cedric Dargan attempt to pass the ball into the end zone. Predictably, the ball was picked-off by a Tiger defender. There is a long list of games where Roofs coaching has cost Duke wins. Earlier in the 2004 campaign, Roofs team blew a 20-6 fourth-quarter lead at Connecticut. Despite the collapse, the Blue Devils still had a shot to win the game. With 10 seconds remaining and facing a second-and-eight from the Huskies 19-yard line, Roof elected not to center the ball from the right hash. Brooks missed the ensuing kick wide right and UConn walked away with a 22-20 win. It gets worse. After erasing an 11-pointfourth-quarter deficit against Navy at home last.season, Duke had the Midshipmen pinned on their 33-yard line with just over three minutes to play and the score tied. The Blue Devil defense collapsed and allowed Navy to score a touchdown with relative ease. Needing to return fire, Roof inexplicably removed true-freshman quarterback Zack Asack and replaced him with junior Mike Schneider. Earlier in the fourth quarter, Asack showed poise under pressure by completing a twopoint conversion pass to Eron Riley to pull the Blue Dev-

ils even. Schneider, though older, had played just one series in the entire-game. Once again, Roofs coaching move did not pay off. Schneider got the ball down the field, and with four seconds left and just 24-yards from tying the game, he tossed an ugly attempt to Deon Adams that, even if caught, would have left Duke short of the game-tying touchdown. After squandering a fourth-quarter 21-17 lead at North Carolina in the season’s final game, Roof again substituted Schneider for Asack when the Blue Devils needed a two-minute drill. The move ended badly for Duke. After an eight-yard completion, Schneider—who hadn’t taken a snap the entire game to that point—threw his second pass to UNC’s Tommy Richardson to seal the Tar Heel’s 24-21 victory. And to top it all off, with a chance to redeem himself, Roofs team, as all Blue Devils fans know, opened its 2006 season with an embarrassing shutout loss against Division I-AA Richmond. It isn’t really Roof s fault his would-be 2006 starting

quarterback Asack was suspended during the summer for plagiarism and true-freshmanThaddeus Lewis and former wide receiver Marcus Jones were the only options at quarterback. And it’s also hard to argue with the recruiting Roof has done so far. Some have argued Roof should be allowed to keep his job at least until his first recruiting class graduates. But enough is enough. The results on the field speak for themselves. In his time as head coach, the team has been a disaster. It’s only a matter of time until top high schoolers see the endless string of demoralizing losses Roofs team accumulates and think twice about suiting up for the Blue and White. Maybe it’s been the players, maybe it’s been bad luck, maybe Duke doesn’t have the resources to compete with other ACC schools and maybe Roof needs more time to turn this thing around. But plain and simply, Roof was brought in to make Duke competitive and two-plus seasons later, the team is still painful to watch. It’s time for someone new.

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Child care in my home for precocious two-year old. About 5 mins, from Duke. 20-30 hrs/wk. 919.401.4122 BABYSITTER PART TIME NEEDED for 2 adorable boys (4MO and 2YO) in home close to Duke. 6-10 hours per week. Must be dependable, responsible, energetic, fun loving. References required. Email or call 919419-1427

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changes taking effect. For those of us who spend some days—especially those at summer internships—browsing away on the facebook to explore the various friends, groups, photos and wall postings that were taking place between Duke students and beyond, the redesign has ended that activity’s relevance. Now, instead of part of the site’s allure being the effort involved at procuring information, the facebook has become a mind-numbing billboard of everyone’s recent actions. The sheer mayhem of the homepage overwhelms and the subsequent aesthetics are just not pleasing. For the reasons of privacy, interface and appearance, the new facebook changes leave much to be desired.

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remain the same”; yet, even if the technical settings remain unchanged, the ultimate consequence of this new look is certain to be one of greater privacy invasion. The potential for employers to visit the site and glean personal information has been widely discussed by students during the past two years. Users also have been worried by the precedent set by an N.C. State resident advisor who cited students for drinking in their facebook pictures last year. These privacy concerns, and others like them, have just been magnified by several degrees. Now, without any action but signing in, a user can be greeted with descriptions of recent actions that are quite personal to users


the first day of the semester, I arrived five minutes early to my poetry class and found that two individuals were already waiting in the room. I was eager to prove to them how friendly I could be, so I immediately struck up a conversation. Both informed me that they were fellow English majors, which gave me an immediate sense ofrelief. Steve brown I pictured guest column them spending their summers dancing among flowers, admiring the sky and writing sonnets about wheat fields. To my surprise and disgust, however, the one to my left described his trip to China in which he taught English to young children. Rendered speechless, I could only tilt my head toward the one across from me, clinging to the hope that she was similarly appalled with this outrageous display ofcharitable activity. Instead, she recounted her humanitarian efforts in Brazil before returning home early for her 10-week internship at Goldman Sachs. Now, I don’t consider myself a jealous or competitive person, but when you spend your summer selling com and tomatoes at a roadside produce stand, this is the absolute last thing you want to hear. Helping children to read and building bridges in the jungle somewhat diminishes the valor of teaching middle-aged housewives how to pick out a ripe cantaloupe. It seems that some English majors have forgotten the unwritten rules of conduct that have helped us blissfully wallow in self-loathing for countless generations. First of all, any type ofbusiness internship or spiritual gradfication has no place in the English department. Ifyou’re not planning on being reduced to a life of staring at the ocean while emerged in tragic introspection, then you can just get the hell out. We are enlightened creatures, raised far above such trivial matters as “money” and “other people.” You only need to look out for your own well-being, or, more accurately, your own inner demons. Let the fools of the overly ambitious, money-grubbing Wall Street fat-cat world have their homes, cars, spouses and happiness. We know that the true secret of existence is found in deciphering 19th century French poetry, and when we find it, we’re not sharing it with anybody. While the masses are out

selling their souls to the corporate machine, we’re heroically chasing white whales and huddling around flaming garbage cans for heat. While at my produce job, a number of customers would ask me about my education. I would proudly tell them that I was an English major at Duke University. Here are some of my favorite responses: “I majored in English. Worst decision I ever made in my life”; “English? So, you’re going for that whole ‘unemployed’ route”; and finally, “Why don’t you be a doctor and actually get something done?” Get something done? Please leave my vegetable stand and take all of that conservative, money-hungry, productive nonsense with you. I didn’tbecome an English major to serve some faceless slave driver. I live by my own terms, and right now I feel like rattling off a few stanzas about the puffiness of clouds, just because I can. My favorite people are the ones that decide my future for me. When I tell them my major, I most frequently receive: “So you’re going to be a teacher.” Not as a question, but as a statement offact. Thanks so much for saving me all that aggravation of deciding on a career for myself. I was afraid I’d actually have to apply for jobs and search the market. Now, I can look forward to keeping the toxic crayons out of toddler Jimmy’s mouth or telling tortured adolescent Katie that she needs to eat something besides Splenda before she dies of anemia. Wherever our future takes us, fellow English majors, the most important thing we need to remember is to never sell out. Forget about Habitat for Humanity or interning at Citibank next summer. You’re going to sit alone in your room and whimsically observe the puddles outside collecting rain, damn it. Don’t let your parents seduce you with the devil’s tongue of “minoring in Econ” or “getting your life together.” You’ve got your life right where you want it, unbound by the cruel shackles of commerce. So the next time you feel the cold hand of a Markets and Managements certificate around your neck, don’t panic. Take a deep breath, shake out your arms, and write a haiku about a stone you once threw into a brook. By the time you’re done, I promise you’ll feel better. Steve Brown is a Trinity junior.

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Hallway heaven, hallway hell Once a week, every week, a hundred pairs of feet stampede the spodess wooden floor. A hundred hands dip into bowls brimming with baked goodies, and from a hundred mouths spill crumbs and

comfy conversation. Professor Carol Flath simply wouldn’t have it any other way. The official founder of Monday Cookie Night, Wilson’s Faculty In Residence has for years cordially welcomed freshmen and upperclassmen alike into her home Clearly, she is not among the faint of heart jane chong and hearth In fact, she is positively the short shot ruthless. Should you feel inclined to visit, beware She will force hot cookies onto your plate and cold milk into your cup. She may insist you take a well-cushioned seat and refill your drink before you have a chance to take a sip. She won’t stand for any help in cleaning up. Take the main stairs and turn port. Now a sophisticated sophomore, I thought perhaps the simple joys of Cookie Night were behind me. But two nights ago, the clock struck eight, and a nostalgic cookie craving surged through my veins. Within an hour, with minimal persuasion from a lovely friend, I found myself in a familiar dorm on East, lost in a gaggle of first-time fans and longtime Cookie Night buffs. I helped myself to some gingerbread (that happens) and let Cookie Bliss warm my stomach and soul. Then I felt a pang. I ruled out hunger, and since seven pieces of gingerbread never hurt a body, I eliminated indigestion almost as quickly. Having already followed my nose, I chose to follow my feet, out the door and down the wide halls that formed my home just a summer ago. And thus I explored. I frolicked about the second floor, my arms spread wide like airplane wings, my laughter giddy when my fingertips failed to so much as brush the hall walls. Like a small child, I peered curiously around corners, scaring the wits out of the newbies living in my old room. I admired the neat rows of hallway windows and caressed the plastic sides of the


relatively fragrant hallway garbage cans. Relative it was, and I don’t deny I was comparing. Having spent my first week on West Campus hopelessly navigating Few’s inappropriately named halls, my appreciation for the freshman experience has reached a higher plane.




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other day I came home to my beautiful Central Campus apartment to find that my toilet had backed up and was nearly completely full with mystery feces. When I attempted to flush this evil substance back down to its assumed place oforigin—the Edens River—the toilet started overflowing. Raw sewage slowly seeped onto my floor and I frantically scrambled to stop the brown flood from infiltrating the rest of my apartment. In a scene very reminiscent to that of the famous Tiananmen Square image, I was all that stood between the approaching evil and a poopless floor. As I threw my clean towels on top of the poop, my entire body convulsing in dry heaves, I couldn’t help but think about «L l*i| iiMk'-. what a nice time I’ve had during my stay here at Duke. My journey to being a first-semester senior has been filled jaKe riKAflvSnel/tf groazmsKy sorts of ups and downs bigger than jesus Three years at Duke have given me more than just an eating disorder, herpes and a plan to park my car illegally with a bomb trigger attached to my windshield wiper. It has also given me something that no amount offood points can buy—wisdom. I may not be the smartest person at Duke, or even the smartest person in the sth grade class I “tutor” on Wednesdays, but I do know a lot about going to Duke. And I feel like it is my responsibility to share some of my wisdom with the new freshman class. So I’d like to take this opportunity to give the freshmen some advice and share a few secrets I’ve learned. The first piece of insider advice I have for you is to take advantage of your meal plans. Food points are only good for one thing—spending liberally. Nine points for a California roll? Why not get two? It’s not like you’re spending money, you’re just spending points. So you might as well skip the Marketplace and order in. No matter where you order from, the service will always be top notch and you’ll rarely wait more than 15 minutes for delivery. My next little pearl of wisdom has to do with having a car at Duke. Although there are a lot of signs around telling you where you should and shouldn’t park, take it from me, most of those signs are really more suggestions than rules. The parking officials tend to be hesitant to actually ticket cars, and even if you do get a ticket, they’re never more than $lO. I’m sure you were pretty taken aback by how much you ended up spending on books this semester. But don’t worry. Those books that cost you $4OO are actually more like stocks or fine wines. Believe it or not, you’ll end up making money when you sell those books back at the end of the semester. If you don’t feel like you’re fitting in right away, don’t fret. One of the nice things about the Duke greek system is that you’re bound to be accepted for your unique personality and individuality. High school is over, girls. Don’t sweat that Freshman 15. Sororities at Duke are all about friendship and sisterhood not what you weigh or what clothes you wear. And guys, stop stressing about girls. Being in a ffat isn’t mandatory for finding romance. Girls at Duke think for themselves. You don’t have to buy them drinks or be part of a herd. All you have to do to get girls here is be kind and sincere and treat them with respect. Ifyou’re like me, before you came to college, you were looking forward to seeing large groups of people dancing out of rhythm and singing classic songs without any instruments. Unfortunately, here at Duke, a cappella groups are pretty few and far between. You’re gonna have to dig pretty deep to find any real hardcore a cappella. My last piece of advice is to really make the most out ofyour time here. Duke is an expensive school, but your tuition is doing more than justpaying for your education. There are definitely some perks to paying $40,000 a year for school. Remember, almost everything you see in your classes is fair game. Feel free to take all your equipment from your labs with you after class. Also, your first two teacher bribes are covered by your tuition. We have one of the best medical centers in the country and your tuition entides you to take anything-from ACE bandages to Oxycontin. Remember that you have rights. If an ALE or Duke police officer tries to arrest you for something that you don’t believe you did, you are allowed to strike the officer without repercussions. I want your time here to be as enjoyable as possible. I had to learn all these things the hard way, and now you don’t Now go out and spend some points. —

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So far I’ve used the word “halls” orsome variation of it no less than five times. This is no accident. Who knew a hallway could mean so much? If you had asked me four months ago my criteria in choosing my dorm dwelling, I would have listed the obvious; room size, room structure, proximity to the main quad, perhaps air conditioning and, of course, room size. But living the week like a mouse in a maze has forced me to accept a simple fact: our Gothic Wonderland of housing options constitutes an extreme case of form over function. Everything looks picture perfect from the pretty quads, and with enough care and creativity, your room may look pretty, too. But making the trek from the quad to your room can be a depressing experience. As is my habit, I deliberately walked into an arbitrarily-located commons the other day. I jumped out of my skin when I realized someone was already there. It was more than unexpected; in my time on West, it was unprecedented. For here, hallways do not open up to friendly living space. Because gone are the days of the busy, bustling; entirely findable commons, where strangers become friends and hallmates become homies. Because no longer do dorms lounge united behind Laguna Beach screenings and midnight, pizza-fueled stem cell debates. Even open-door policies have not survived the big move from freshman East to world-weary West. One look at the standard hallway reveals why. I can count the number of times I’ve run into a human in the hallway. Other living organisms, I won’t count. As far as I can’t tell, every constricted, winding hall leads to a wrong exit. The halls do not suggest that we get access, but only ask that we get out. It’s unlikely that a large-scale solution is on its way. A mighty sweep, a massive renovation is probably not high on the list of the University’s things to do, nor should it be. But aware of the structural changes that accompany the shift from East to West, perhaps we can make up for it with the appropriate mental adjustments. My New Duke Year’s resolution number one; know the names and faces of the people down my hall. Freshmen complain about East sometimes; I’m sure I was guilty of the same. I loved my dorm nevertheless, but now I wish I had spent even more time twirling through the halls and gleaning wisdom from the commons. Cookie Night remains my means of visiting the ghosts ofFreshman Past. This year’s batch: live it up on East and leave no ghosts behind.

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