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4 | FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2010

THE CHRONICLE

Pipe work nears completion on East Juniors win nat’l science scholarship by Nicole Kyle THE CHRONICLE

Bulldozers, displaced dirt, jack hammering and orange mesh fencing have attracted attention on East Campus this semester. This construction is part of the installation of a chilled water piping system— which provides air conditioning—that will run through the Biddle Music Building on East Campus, John Noonan, associate vice president for facilities management, wrote in an e-mail. Noonan said the construction began Jan. 11 and was delayed periodically due to snow and rain. To date, the project is 95 percent complete, he said. The remaining work includes the restoration of disturbed areas and isolation valve installation for Bell Tower, Blackwell and Randolph Residence Halls, Noonan added. These valves can be closed to isolate problems that occur in the piping system. The construction is spread across East, most notably behind Pegram, Biddle and along the walkway between Brodie Recreation Center and the East Campus Quadrangle. When contacted, administrators for Residence Life and Housing Services said they did not know details regarding the construction and referred requests for comment to Noonan. Still, the noise generated by the construction has stirred discontent among students. “When you’re trying to do work or trying to go to bed, [noise from

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Installation of a chilled water piping system for the Biddle Music Building is 95 percent complete, officials said. The construction began Jan 11. and was delayed repeatedly due to inclement weather.

Two Duke students are among the 278 students nationwide to receive the 2010 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship in science, mathematics and engineering. Juniors Nicholas Altemose and Jared Dunnmon will receive the $7,500 scholarship to pay for undergraduate tuition and fees. The University nominated four students for Nicholas Altemose the scholarship after an internal review process earlier this academic year. Altemose, a biology major, has conducted research in genomics for the past three years and has worked in the lab of Huntington Willard, diJared Dunnmon rector of the Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy. He added that he hopes to uncover the function of 7 percent of the human genome that is yet to be sequenced. “I’m incredibly grateful to Dr. Willard, who took me into his lab as a freshman SEE SCHOLARSHIPS ON PAGE 16

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