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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2009 www.dukechronicle.com ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTH YEAR, Issue 60

96 DUKE Admins delay Int’l
UNCG 62
House-MCC merger
Spartans steamrolled in opener by Zachary Tracer
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showed up to oppose the merger
at a Wednesday night meeting or-
Student Affairs administrators ganized by the student-run Cen-
have postponed merging the In- ter for Race Relations. Students
ternational House and the Multi- at the meeting were upset that
cultural Center to create time for they were not told of plans for the
student input. merger before it was announced.
Zoila Airall, assistant vice presi- They also questioned how one
dent for student affairs, wrote center could handle the disparate
in a letter sent to the Council of needs of international students
Cultural Group Presidents Satur- and American minorities.
day that the “integration” of the “We’ve been left out. We don’t
International House and the Mul- feel like we’ve been informed,”
ticultural Center into the Global senior Victoria Bright, a represen-
Cultures Center will not occur tative of the Self-Determination
next semester as planned. The Council, said Sunday, “You have
positions of staff specialist and di- made this decision for a reason....
rector of the Multicultural Center We need to know those reasons.”
will still be eliminated, Airall con- About 500 students have signed
firmed. a statement circulated by the Self-
The delay will allow admin- Determination Council, a group
istrators to create a task force to of about 20 students who oppose
dianna liu/The Chronicle involve students in a discussion the merger, said council member
Senior Jon Scheyer took care of the ball and poured in 18 points as the Blue Devils defeated UNC-Greensboro Friday night. about the International House Nadia James, a junior. The peti-
and the Multicultural Center, tion calls on Duke administrators
by Caroline Fairchild Scheyer’s intensity on the ball created a mismatch that UNC- Airall said at a meeting of student to cancel the merger and retain
The chronicle and refusal to let absences affect Greensboro had no answer for. leaders Sunday afternoon. No stu- the two Multicultural Center staff
No Nolan Smith, no Mason his team’s level of play allowed Singler’s 20 points led all scor- dents were consulted before the members slated to be dismissed.
Plumlee, no problem for Duke things to fall into place quickly. ers, and Scheyer chipped in 18. merger plan was announced at a Members of the council will deliv-
in its 105th season opener. In an early 23-6 run that afforded Scheyer’s most important Council of Cultural Group Presi- er the petition to administrators,
The absence of two key play- Duke a comfortable lead, Scheyer contribution, however, came dents meeting last Monday night, including Airall, today.
ers didn’t stop No. 9 Duke (1-0) and junior Kyle Singler contrib- through his ability to play mis- Airall said. Airall and Vice President for
from bowling over UNC-Greens- uted seven points each, giving take-free basketball at the point. “I have admitted to you that Student Affairs Larry Moneta
boro (0-1) 96-62 Friday night the Cameron Crazies something With an impressive 37 minutes of the thing I should have done that will create a task force chaired by
in Cameron Indoor Stadium. to cheer about and forcing the play without committing a single I did not do is bring people in,” a student and a staff member to
With starting guard Smith sus- Spartans into a series of timeouts. turnover, Scheyer answered the Airall said Sunday. “I am really examine how to meet the needs
pended for the first two games Singler, the ACC Preseason Play- skeptics and proved that with or sorry that I did not come and ask of minority and international
of the season, the Blue Devils er of the Year, scored 14 out of without huge guard presence, for community conversation and students at Duke, Airall said. The
looked to senior Jon Scheyer to his 20 points in the first half, and dialogue.”
do most of the ball handling. his combination of size and skill See M. BBAll on page 8 Approximately 150 students See merger on page 5

Nur vetoes Young In a tailspin...

Trustee reform bill
by Matthew Chase exact date for voting on the veto
The chronicle has yet to be determined.
Over the weekend, Duke Stu- In her veto, Nur wrote that she
dent Government President Awa decided to overrule the Senate be-
Nur, a senior, vetoed a bylaw that cause the election the bylaw called
would allow the student body to for is “neither free nor fair.” It does
ultimately select the Young Trust- not allow candidates to campaign
ee. The bylaw was passed with a and only allows students to seek
two-thirds majority by the DSG endorsements through student
Senate Nov. 11. groups, which would be “filtered
Nur officially vetoed the bylaw [to students] through these col-
by e-mailing DSG Executive Vice ored lenses,” Nur wrote.
President Gregory Morrison, a ju- “It has always been my strong
nior, around 6:20 p.m. Saturday, belief that the best Young Trustee faith robertson/The Chronicle
Morrison said. need not come from a ‘power’ po- Duke jumped out to a 10-0 lead Saturday against Georgia Tech, but the Yellow Jackets’ offensive mix of the triple
Senators can still overrule her option on the ground and the big play through the air gave them the 39-point win and an ACC division championship.
veto with a two-thirds majority. An See veto on page 4

Duke sweeps two in ONTHERECORD W. Basketball:
Virginia, Page 14 “Once you get the facts wrong, information becomes Blue Devils fall
misinformation.” flat in early-
­—University of Utah Professor Amos Guiora on U.S.–Israeli relations. See story page 3 season test, Page 9
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worldandnation
TODAY: TUESDAY:
7145 6247
Obama, leaders lower expectations for Copenhagen
SINGAPORE — President Barack ranged breakfast meeting, according to
Obama and leaders of other Asia-Pacific the White House.
countries reached a consensus early Sun- Under his plan, negotiators in Co-
day that it is unlikely that negotiators can penhagen would try to reach a political
achieve a binding accord to limit climate agreement on attacking climate change
change at an international conference as a prelude to a later, legally binding
next month and should instead focus on accord.
a more limited agreement. A senior Obama administration official
Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Ras- who attended the meeting said, “There
mussen, who will host the Copenhagen was broad consensus of support by the
conference, flew to Singapore and laid leaders” for Rasumussen’s proposal. The
out a two-step process at a hastily ar- official spoke on condition of anonymity.

Medicaid relief included
Student info leaked online in House health care bill
LOS ANGELES — The Social Security WASHINGTON, D.C. — Wedged in the
numbers, home addresses and phone House health care bill is $23.5 billion that
contacts for at least 300 students who looks a lot more like new federal stimulus
applied for admission to California State spending than anything to do with na-
Polytechnic University, Pomona six years tional health-care reform.
ago were unintentionally disclosed on- The barely debated pot of money
line, according to the university. would allow Congress to continue pump-
The personal information remained on ing billions in new short-term aid to
the university server and accessible to the states to cover Medicaid costs that have
public for about five years. increased with rising unemployment in
The personal information, which did the past year.
not include financial data, “was mistak- The potential impact of the new
enly put in a publicly accessible folder on spending became clear last week when
a university server in November 2003, and giddy state budget officials in capitals
Google and other search-engine compa- from Annapolis to Sacramento penciled John Pomfret/The washington post
nies mined the data,” according to Tim in the revenue, hoping that if health-care Chun Yu, the executive of a Chinese pharmaceutical company, talks with American representatives
Lynch, senior media communications co- legislation survives in the Senate, the in Wausau, Wis. about the quality of their ginseng. This is one example of the growing influence that
ordinator for Cal Poly Pomona. states’ bonus might squeak through. China has on the livelihoods of Americans.

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Ambassador, prof dispute U.S. fallacies on Israel
by Carmen Augustine “You have to know your history... It’s
The chronicle hard, but it’s critical,” he said, adding
The many faces of Israel in the 21st cen- that, “the most effective messengers are
tury were discussed at the Freeman Center young people.”
Sunday as part of the Annual Southeast Re- Mansour presented Israel in a more op-
gion Student Conference. timistic and progressive light, focusing on
The conference, titled “Free, Green the little-known diversity of Israel.
& Cutting Edge: Israel in the 21st Centu- “I think it will be an achievement for us
ry,” was hosted by the Consulate General if we convince you that Israel really is more
of Israel to the Southeast in partnership than the Arab-Israeli conflict,” he said.
with Jewish Life at Duke. The conference Mansour’s speech ranged from a discus-
alerted students to American-Israeli re- sion of the growing influence of the Baha’i
lations and stressed to them the impor- faith in Haifa, to the 19th century Egyptian
tance of staying informed as American retreat from the Ottoman Empire to a de-
youth, getting their facts straight and scription of the various cultural impacts on
taking a stance on the current conflicts Israel’s development.
in the Middle East. “If you dig deep into this community
Keynote speaker Amos Guiora, profesor there are so many cultures represented
of law at the University of Utah’s S. J. Quin- there,” he said.
ney College of Law, addressed the future of Mansour also expressed his concern
Iranian terrorism and its relevance to non- that Israel has been reduced to political
Israeli citizens. headlines as of late.
Ambassador Reda Mansour, consul gen- “[Israel is the] gate to [Asia] from Eu-
eral of Israel to the Southeast, presented rope, and to Europe from the region,” he
a different perspective on Israel in his Daniella choi/The Chronicle said. “Allow us to be the model of diversity
speech, portraying it as a culturally diverse Ambassador Reda Mansour, consul general of Israel to the Southeast, emphasizes Israel as a diverse and [for the Middle East].”
and relatively unconflicted state. dynamic nation during the annual Israel student conference at the Freeman Center for Jewish Life Sunday. Other events in the conference in-
“The first thing we need to understand, cluded a Panel of Israeli Culture with
frankly, is we are at a complicated cross- tion becomes misinformation,” Guiora said. showing it is ready for peace. Jodee Nimerichter, co-director of Ameri-
roads,” Guiora said of U.S. involvement in He noted that Obama’s recent claim “[Americans have to] understand how can Dance Festival, and Mishael Caspi,
the Israeli conflict. that Israel’s creation was a result of the ho- each of the different pieces of the puzzle retired professor of philosophy and reli-
With President Barack Obama’s use of locaust proved so poignantly that we as a affect Israel differently,” Guiora said. gion at Bates College. Breakout sessions
rhetoric instead of policy and insufficient nation are quite uninformed. This understanding is not limited to were also held for students and Israeli ex-
communications with Israel, the situation Guiora proposed a number of ways to dealing with a potential Iranian nuclear perts to converse on such matters as the
in the Middle East looks bleak, Guiora said. go about solving this complicated prob- power or the conflict with Palestine, he portrayal of Israel in the media and the
He added that Americans are uninformed lem—first, by acknowledging that terror- added, noting that it requires compre- U.S.-Israel relationship.
and Israel has fallen victim to a unique spe- ism is a fixture in the modern political hension of the deep-rooted history of The conference drew a wide variety
cies of conflict he coined “mediafare,” at scene. He also recommended increasing Israel and the complex relationships be- of attendees, ranging from freshmen to
the base of which is knowledge­—or rather, communication with Israel, recognizing tween Middle Eastern states. graduate students coming from schools as
a lack thereof. Israel’s right to self defense, getting the Guiora left the audience with two take- far as Rochester College and Appalachian
“Once you get the facts wrong, informa- nation to clearly articulate its goals and home messages. State University.

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veto from page 1 Nur said. “The Senate can very easily close
debate and overturn my veto. I would hope
committees before Wednesday’s meeting.
“[Schork and I] had changed our posi-
lenge.” She said the proposed student body
election would not have led to the selection
that they don’t do that and I would hope tion to meet the Senators’ needs,” Passo of current Young Trustee Ben Abram, Pratt
sition on campus,” Nur said in her veto. that they take the intentions of the veto to said. “To say that it was rushed was just ri- ’07. Nur, who sat on Abram’s nominating
“The election as written restricts competi- heart. I can’t see a lot of people being dis- diculous. You’re not going to bring some- committee her freshman year, said she
tion and debate. Under those circumstanc- pleased by my decision to give free, open thing to vote unless you have the vote, thinks he has been one of the best Young
es, what really is the purpose of an election, discussion.” so Pete and I went with that because we Trustees.
aside, of course, from cosmetics?” To allow for more discussion, Morrison thought we had the vote.” “When I was reading the bylaw on
Nur also objected to the amendment said he will probably push back debate DSG Chief of Staff Mike Lefevre, a junior, Wednesday one of the things I considered
that allowed the DSG Judiciary to choose over Nur’s veto to the Dec. 2 DSG meet- said he supports Nur’s decision to allow for was, ‘Could Ben Abram survive a system
the six at-large additions to the Young ing. He would not comment on his reac- more debate. He added that he proposes like this?’” Nur said. “The reasoning [of
Trustee Nominating Committee. She add- tion to the veto. that the nominating committee include a the first point in my veto] was very person-
ed that senators had not debated the bill Junior Will Passo, vice president for Dur- randomly generated list of students, which able in that Ben Abram would not survive.
enough to come to a decision. ham and regional affairs, said he disagrees would select the Young Trustee. I care that we create a fair and legitimate
Nur said in an interview that Senators with Nur’s veto. Passo, who co-authored Nur said her veto is not an attack on system so that anyone who wants to, can
expressed that they did not have enough the bill that called for a student body elec- the senators’ work, but it is merely a “chal- compete.”
time to discuss the bylaw. She added that tion with sophomore Pete Schork, vice
she vetoed to allow for more debate. president for athletics and campus services,
“If you look at the fact that they had 48 disagreed with Nur’s assertion that the pro-
hours to consider the amendment, now cess was rushed. Passo said he and Shork
they would have another four or five days,” had discussed the bylaw extensively with

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French Science Center 2231 French Science Center 2231 DSG EVP Gregory Morrison leads the discussion on the Young Trustee reform bill during last Wednesday’s
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Merger from page 1
task force will submit recommen-
dations to Airall by Spring Break.
“Don’t be distrustful, allow the
process to happen,” Airall said
to student leaders in a Sunday
meeting. “Whatever the task force
brings to me, I’m going to sup-
port.”
Airall added that the exact
wording for the task force’s mis-
sion has not yet been determined,
but it will only examine possibili-
ties for the International House
and Multicultural Center.
“I think people make mistakes,
and I think a mistake was made,
and I’m glad to see administra-
tors are taking action to fix the
problem,” said International As-
sociation President Alexis Rosen-
blum, a senior. “I’m very happy
that the merger was stopped for
now and the task force will be put
together.”
Senior Spencer Eldred, Duke
Student Government vice presi-
dent for student affairs, has been
approached to help lead the task
force, but has not yet decided if
he will do so. He said he is con-
cerned that too few students will
be included in the discussions dianna liu/Chronicle file photo
and that the task force will not At a forum last Wednesday night, senior Vivek Upadhyay (right) voices his concerns about the impromptu merger of the International House and the Multicultural Center as
have the opportunity to oppose Duke Student Government President Awa Nur (middle) listens in. Administrators decided to postpone the merger in order to create a task force to solicit student input.
the layoffs of Julian Sanchez, cur-
rent director of the Multicultural negotiable,” he said. tain the center’s programs with to maintaining both multicultural that would bring together several
Center, and Staff Specialist Juani- Multicultural Center Assistant fewer staff members, Airall wrote and international programming, communities on campus.
ta Johnson. Director Linda Capers will run in the letter Saturday. Airall said and that no currently-offered pro- “I thought it would be some-
“Zoila asked us tonight to the center once Sanchez and she does not know how much grams will be eliminated. She said thing that would be new and ex-
dream big, and so I think it will be Johnson have left. “Additional money will be saved by dismissing she viewed the integration of the citing, not something that would
difficult to dream big after con- staff resources from throughout Sanchez and Johnson. International House and Multi- be horrible and devastating,” she
firming that the firings are non- Student Affairs” will help main- Airall said Duke is committed cultural Center as a positive step said.

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U.S., Russia say patience is running out for Iran
by Peter Nicholas and Borzou Daragahi been unable to say yes to what everyone acknowledges is a is seeking to develop nuclear weapons; the proposal would
Los Angeles Times creative and constructive approach,” Obama said after the diminish Iran’s stockpile of nuclear fuel below the level
SHANGHAI — Presenting a united front in effort to bilateral meeting, calling the offer to Iran a fair one. needed for making a single nuclear weapon if further en-
restrain Iran’s nuclear energy program, U.S. President If Tehran is defiant, Obama said, “the alternative would riched. Iran insists its nuclear development program is for
Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev be an approach that would involve increasing pressure on civilian energy purposes only.
warned Sunday that they were losing patience with Tehran Iran to meet its international obligations.” “Both presidents said time is running out. And there-
and will not wait much longer for it to accept a diplomatic Medvedev, for his part, said, “We’re still not satisfied fore we have to make preparations now to deal with the
proposal to resolve the dispute. with the pace of advancement of the process.” contingencies should the Iranians decide they don’t want
After an hour-long private meeting in Singapore, on Although other Russian leaders, notably Prime Minister to be serious about the diplomatic path,” Michael McFaul,
the sidelines of an Asia-Pacific group summit, the two Vladimir Putin, have been less enthusiastic about the pros- a senior adviser to Obama, told reporters Sunday.
leaders expressed dissatisfaction with Iran’s response pect of increased economic sanctions, U.S. officials said After meetings with Medvedev and other Asia-Pacific
to a proposal to ship its enriched uranium abroad to the deadline for Iran to act is the end of the year. leaders in Singapore, Obama left for Shanghai on the start
be turned into fuel for a Tehran medical reactor. In United States and Russia hope the threat of new sanc- of a three-day visit to China that marks the heart of his
Geneva last month, Iran agreed to the deal in prin- tions will be enough to win agreement from Iran, and offi- inaugural trip to Asia. China is Iran’s largest trading part-
ciple, but U.S. officials said Iranian leaders have since cials said the two leaders discussed a timetable for possible ner, and Obama will have his work cut out in persuading
thrown up obstacles. actions during their meeting Sunday. Beijing to apply additional pressure on Tehran.
“Unfortunately, so far at least, Iran appears to have The U.S. and many other Western powers believe Iran No Iranian official reacted immediately to the com-
ments in Singapore. But the powerful speaker of Iran’s
parliament on Sunday delivered some of his harshest
words yet against Obama, who took office vowing to at-
tempt to use diplomacy to overcome decades of hostility
between Tehran and Washington and forge a deal on the
nuclear program.
Ali Larijani criticized the Obama administration for ex-
tending sanctions against the Islamic Republic for another
year and seizing the U.S. assets of the Alavi Foundation, an
Islamic charity.
“One year after making hollow speeches and slogans,
it is disgraceful that the attitude of the U.S. president was
nothing different from that of his predecessor,” Larijani
said in an address to lawmakers, according to the official
Islamic Republic News Agency.
“All these acts indicated that Obama’s alleged changes
were nothing more than a deceptive symbol for stupid
politicians.”
The U.S. and international arms inspectors continue to
await a definitive response to a proposal to transfer the bulk
of Iran’s nuclear fuel to Russia and France to be further re-
fined and fitted for the medical reactor. Larijani, who has
described the nuclear fuel swap proposal as against Iran’s
interests, dismissed such a deal as “unacceptable.”
French foreign minister Bernard Kouchner told an Is-
raeli newspaper Sunday that his nation had grown pessi-
mistic about the prospect for a deal. “In effect the answer
has almost been given already, and it is negative,” he told
the daily Yedioth Ahronoth. “That’s a shame, a shame, a
shame.”
“We are waiting. This is not good, and very dangerous,”
he added.
In their private meeting, Obama and Medvedev also
discussed arms control between their two nations, which
are negotiating a nuclear arms reduction treaty that would
succeed one that is set to expire early next month.
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sportswrap
Duke defense cracks in
demoralizing defeat
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WOMEN’S SOCCER: SEASON ENDS IN SOUTH CAROLINA MEN’S BASKETBALL: DUKE WINS BIG IN OPENER
8 | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2009 the chronicle

m. bball from page 1 MEN’S BASKETBALL

Duke can adjust its lineup depending on the situation.
Center Brian Zoubek was impressed with his teammate’s
Youngsters shine in season debut
ability to modify his play without Smith. by Will Flaherty only limited action in 13 contests last season. Czyz record-
“He does a really good job,” Zoubek said of Scheyer. The chronicle ed six points, six rebounds and two steals in 24 minutes of
“It’s tough as hell, I’ll tell you that, especially because The future of Duke Basketball was on display Friday in action and showed off his athleticism early in the first half
he’s not a point guard and the guys on the other team Cameron Indoor Stadium. when he intercepted an errant UNC-Greensboro pass and
are going to go after him because of that. He has to play With starters Nolan Smith and Mason Plumlee out for emphatically slammed home a tomahawk dunk on the en-
the point guard role and the shooting guard role and the season opener Friday against UNC- suing breakaway.
he does a heck of a job and I’m proud of him.” Greensboro, Duke relied heavily on un- “Olek did extremely good—he didn’t take an outside
Entering the second half with a 48-27 lead, Singler Game derclassmen Olek Czyz, Andre Dawkins shot,” Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “He gave a
quickly took advantage of the holes in the Spartans’ loose
zone defense for a quick scoop shot that was immediately Analysis and Ryan Kelly en route to a 96-62 win
over the Spartans.
lot of energy, and he just did well in what he was supposed
to do. I was really happy for him. He played more minutes
followed by a jump shot from Scheyer. Feeding off the Perhaps the most surprising perfor- tonight than he did all last year, or close to it.”
older players’ energy, freshmen Andre Dawkins and Ryan mance came from the sophomore Czyz, Czyz­­—who learned that he would be stepping into
Kelly sunk their first official 3-pointers as Blue Devils one who started the first game of his Duke career after seeing the starting lineup only a few days prior to the game—
after the other to increase Duke’s lead to 60-37. had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee to clear out
Singler said his hot shooting hand in the first half loose cartilage in June but has bounced back to earn the
gave him more confidence the rest of the evening. early nod through a strong preseason. Once news that
“I just had open shots and took them, and they went Smith would be suspended for the first two games broke,
in,” Singler said. “Once you see some shots go in early, Czyz honed in on doing all he could to seize the oppor-
you might take some shots that you might not take if tunity for some significant playing time. Although he had
you missed a couple.” some first-game jitters, Czyz felt that he quickly found his
Ultimately, it was the height difference between the two groove in his first career Duke start.
teams that made it challenging for the Spartans to trim “I thought I was calm out there for the first time to be
Duke’s double-digit lead. With no one on the UNC-Greens- put in that situation,” Czyz said. “I’ve never started in a ball-
boro roster over 6-foot-7, the Blue Devil defense was able to game at Duke in my life. It was a different feeling, but I
dominate as the Spartans had a difficult time passing over thought I handled it well.”
and around Duke’s tall front line. The Blue Devils forced Krzyzewski noted that had he been able to go back a
only 14 turnovers but blocked eight shots on the night. year, he likely would have opted to redshirt Czyz in his
“I thought our zone was pretty good,” Krzyzewski freshman season as the native of Poland adjusted to aca-
said. “We covered shooters and [our front line is] pretty demic life and collegiate basketball.
big, it’s wide. Having Lance [Thomas] on top—and if “He had so much to learn,” Krzyzewski said. “Not just
he’s out Kyle’s up so you have a 6-foot-8 guy….The big- basketball, but language, academics—he was making a big
gest thing is identifying shooters from that.” step forward in a lot of areas. But he’s made it, and he’s a
Zoubek and Miles Plumlee consistently took advantage really good kid, and he’s an outstanding athlete.”
of their positioning inside throughout the contest and With only two returning scholarship guards this sea-
added in 14 and 10 points, respectively. Duke also domi- son, Krzyzewski had no such redshirt option with Dawk-
nated the boards with 44 rebounds to the Spartans’ 20. ins. Despite a condensed preseason due to his decision
“It feels good,” Zoubek said. “I think if I can come in and to graduate high school early and enroll at Duke mid-
protect the basket, rebound, play off other guys and crash summer, Dawkins looked sharp in his first game with
the boards I’m going to have a good place on this team.” the Blue Devils. The 6-foot-4 guard from Chesapeake,
Despite the success of Duke’s shorthanded lineup, Va. scored eight points and shot 2-for-4 from beyond
the Blue Devils look forward to the return of two of the arc. He also contributed an impressive highlight-
their strongest players. While Smith comes back for reel play late in the second half when he blocked a
Tuesday’s matchup against the winner of the Charlotte- Spartan forward along the baseline and snared the
Elon game—assuming Duke defeats Coastal Carolina loose ball to start a Duke fast break.
Monday—Plumlee’s return date is further away as the After the game, Dawkins said that he wasn’t too nervous
extent of his injuries has yet to be fully determined. about his first official collegiate game, especially due to his
“Next Wednesday [Nov. 18th], we’ll take another look at role as a reserve.
Mason’s wrist,” Krzyzewski said. “Not that he’ll be ready to “Coming off the bench, you really don’t have time to
play at that time. We just hope that it’s weeks, not months.” [think about it],” Dawkins said. “You have to go in there
The Blue Devils face Costal Carolina in the opening rob stewart/The Chronicle and give it your all. Coach K says to play your butt off, and
round of the NIT Season Tip-Off tonight at 7 p.m. in Sophomore Olek Czyz started Friday against UNC-Greensboro and
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Aggies crush Barnes commits to rival Tar Heels
Duke in flash-
Harrison Barnes, the No. 1 high school player in director, called Barnes “the most complete offensive
the country according to Scout.com and the crown player in the country.”
jewel of Duke’s potential recruiting class, committed The Blue Devils’ recruiting class is far from empy,
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school in Ames, Iowa. top point guard Kyrie Irving. With Barnes on board,
Barnes, a 6-foot-8 small forward, chose North Caro- Duke may have had the No. 1 recruiting class in the
lina over Duke, UCLA, Iowa State and others. nation looking ahead to 2010.
In making his announcement, Barnes held the at- Barnes took his official visit to Duke the weekend of Oct.
by Rachel Apostoles tention of those watching by announcing he would 23 and attended the Blue Devils’ basketball game against
The chronicle use Skype, the video-conferencing application, to Pfeiffer the following day. While in Durham, he also met
Duke headed to Texas looking for revenge against communicate with his new coach. The man on the with a host of campus leaders, including the deans of the
the team that knocked it out of the the 2008 NCAA other end was Tar Heel head coach Roy Williams, giv- Fuqua School of Business and the School of Law.
Tournament, but instead left the Lone Star State with ing North Carolina another recruiting win and Duke He also met with Dean of Undergraduate Admissions
a similar outcome. another disappointing miss as the assembled crowd Christoph Guttentag and had dinner at the home of head
After breezing past Houston Baptist 104-35 in their sea- erupted in cheers. coach Mike Krzyzewski.
son opener, the No. 6 Blue Devils were unable to maintain Paul Biancardi, Scouts Inc.’s national recruiting —from staff reports
their momentum against Texas A&M, falling to the Aggies
95-77 Sunday at Reed Arena in College Station, Texas.
Texas A&M (1-0) jumped out to an early lead with
a fast-break layup by Tanisha Smith just three seconds
after tip-off. Duke responded soon after with a layup
by senior Bridgette Mitchell. From there, the teams
remained evenly matched until Danielle Adams sank a
3-pointer with 9:49 remaining in the first half to charge
the Aggie offense.
The Blue Devils (1-1) went into halftime trailing by 10,
but started the second half with an offensive run. Propelled
by a steal from Keturah Jackson with
DUKE 104 15:41 to go in the game, the Blue
Devils outscored the Aggies 11-1
HBU 35 to cut the lead to three. However,
Texas A&M quickly responded with
DUKE 77 10 unanswered points.
“We worked hard defensively
TAMU 95 to get that little run going, and we
made poor decisions when we got
it within three,” said junior Jasmine Thomas, who led the
team with a career-high 26 points and nine rebounds.
But the Blue Devils’ offense was one-dimensional and
freshman Allison Vernerey was the only other player to
score in double digits, posting 11 points and grabbing
seven rebounds.
Nevertheless, Duke’s major struggle was its inability to
stop the Aggies on the offensive end.
“You’re looking at five people in double figures for
them,” head coach Joanne P. McCallie said. “Our team de-
fense did not perform. That was a problem.”
Three-pointers were a huge strength for Texas A&M, which
connected on 9-of-15 shots from beyond the arc. The Aggies
got a surprising spark from Adams, a center, who added 24

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xavier watson/Chronicle file photo
Junior Jasmine Thomas scored a career-high 26 points Sunday, but
the Blue Devils suffered a frustrating early-season loss at Texas A&M.
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10
Duke beaten by surp
by Scott Rich per pass attempt, while
The chronicle aged only 6.2. The Ye
Any football guru will attest that big nearly six yards per c
plays are more common through the air Duke’s paltry one.
than on the ground. So it was certainly a Indeed, in a game
surprise Saturday when already stacked against
Game Georgia Tech—a team re- failure to stop the big
liant on the triple-option a flaw to overcome.
Analysis ground attack—used the “I thought we did a
big pass play to rout Duke, run, but those pass pla
which, despite its profi- for them and I think
cient passing attack, failed multiple times defensive tackle Kinne
to answer in kind. For most of the firs
The statistical divide could not have been were able to limit the
clearer: Georgia Tech averaged 19.4 yards ed rushing attack. Du

caroline rodriguez/The Chronicle

Duke recievers were held to just nine catches for 89 yards in a morale-crushing defeat to Georgia Tech at Wallace Wade Stadium Saturday afternoon.

10-point advantage vanishes in
dominating Tech performance
by David Ungvary And somewhere in there, the wheels started coming off.”
The chronicle The Blue Devils struck first on a measured nine-play, 73
Before the kickoff of Saturday’s contest against yard drive capped off by a beautiful 18-yard touchdown re-
No. 7 Georgia Tech, Duke head coach David Cutcliffe ception by running back Re’quan Boyette on a fade route
warned the Blue Devils not to look at the scoreboard down the visitor’s sideline. Duke kicker Will Snyderwine
during the game. chipped in a 31-yard field goal with 1:30 to go in the first
Predicting that his team would jump out to an early lead quarter, but from that point on Georgia Tech (10-1, 7-1)
against the high-powered Yellow Jackets, Cutcliffe worried showed Duke what the best offense in the ACC is made of
that minding the score would disrupt his squad’s focus on as it unleashed a deflating 14-point blitzkrieg—a stretch
each individual play. that was just the tip of the iceberg.
After 60 minutes, Cutcliffe’s admonition was still appli- It was all spurred by an electric 83-yard return by
cable—but for all the wrong reasons. the Yellow Jacket’s Orwin Smith on the ensuing kickoff,
Despite a hot start that gained Duke a 10-point advan- which ironically, looked disastrous for Georgia Tech at
tage in the first quarter, the Blue Devils (5-5, 3-3 in the the play’s outset.
ACC) failed to keep up momentum, sputtering in all three Smith fumbled the ball near his own 15-yard line but
phases of the game as they were trounced 49-10 by a merci- quickly recovered and dodged a swarm of converging Blue
less Georgia Tech squad. Devil defenders to reach a swath of open field, taking the
“Mama said there’d be days like today,” Cutcliffe said. ball down to the Duke 2-yard line.
“I think it was evident the way we came out and started the One snap later, Georgia Tech had its first points of the
game that we were ready to play to open the ball game. day as quarterback Josh Nesbitt called his own number and
plunged into the end zone.
“That one kickoff return, that was probably the sort
of game changer for us,” redhsirt senior defensive tack-
le Kinney Rucker said.
Rucker, who started in the place of the injured Vince
Oghobaase, was right. The Ramblin’ Wreck and its potent
triple option never looked back and Duke never regained
its footing after that initial score. Less than five minutes
after their first touchdown, the Yellow Jackets put togeth-
er a string of 10 running plays to go 86 yards for another
seven-point score.
Georgia Tech running back Jonathan Dwyer, who
recorded 110 yards for his fourth straight 100-yard per-
formance, exposed the same weak run defense which
plagued Duke last week against North Carolina. The Yel-
low Jackets grinded the Blue Devils down, running the
ball 52 times for 306 yards on the day—good for an aver- Cornerback Jerrard Terrant returned four punts for 44 yards, but Orwin Smith’s 83-yard
age of 5.9 yards per carry.
And while Georgia Tech did what Georgia Tech does ing with a leg injury and struggled to get into rhythm with
best, Duke also seemed to neglect the weapons its oppo-
nent had in its receiving corps. Nesbitt threw for 195 yards
on just six completions—two of which were deep strikes
his receivers for any extended period, was replaced by
backup Sean Renfree midway through the third quarter.
Renfree, however, went down with what looked like a knee
byt
that went for touchdowns—taking advantage of the Blue injury after throwing just six passes.
Devils’ man-to-man coverage scheme and size mismatches “There are ups and downs in the game of football,” 49: Po
that favored the Yellow Jackets. Lewis said. “The energy you come out with—you usually loss to Mi
“When they get rolling, you really don’t know what to have to sustain it to keep it going like that.”
expect,” senior linebacker Vincent Rey said. “We all know With the win, the Yellow Jackets secured the ACC 306: R
how [well] they run the ball, but they can also throw the Coastal Division title for the first time in three seasons, Yellow Ja
faith robertson/The Chronicle ball as well. It’s tough when they have that two-pronged at- and left the Blue Devils needing to run the table in
Quarterback Thaddeus Lewis missed wide reciever Conner Vernon on tack as well as they do.” games at Miami and at home against Wake Forest in or- 5: Qua
a play-action pass that could have changed the momentum Saturday. Duke starting quarterback Thaddeus Lewis, who is deal- der to become bowl eligible.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2009 | 11

49
prising Yellow Jacket passing game
e the Blue Devils aver- three-and-out on Georgia Tech’s first drive And as the half concluded, Nesbitt hit Stephen Hill for
ellow Jackets averaged after stuffing two triple options at the line. a 32-yard touchdown pass down the middle, again against
carry, far superior to On the next Yellow Jacket possession, quar- single coverage. That touchdown allowed a manageable
terback Josh Nesbitt was stopped short on 11-point halftime deficit to balloon to a more intimidating
where the odds were 3rd-and-2, forcing another punt. three-score disadvantage for the Blue Devils.
t the Blue Devils, their But the Blue Devils’ stellar early efforts “You’re not sitting back there playing zone defense
play proved too big of against the run came with a price, as the Duke because of [the triple option],” Duke head coach David
secondary was forced to cover taller and fast- Cutcliffe said. “We got one-on-one with them, and when
pretty solid job on the er Georgia Tech receivers one-on-one. Mid- you get one-on-one with them they make the plays, which
ays really opened it up way through the second quarter, cornerback they did. They picked up big chunks of yardage.”
that really killed us,” Leon Wright was burned by Yellow Jacket re- As the Georgia Tech pass offense heated up, the
ey Rucker said. ceiver Embry Peeples along the sideline, and Blue Devils were forced to change their defensive fo-
st half, the Blue Devils a subsequent missed tackle allowed Peeples to cus. This opened up more running lanes for the tri-
Yellow Jackets’ vaunt- take the ball down to the Duke 29-yard line, ple-option attack, and the big plays came in bunches.
uke’s defense forced a leading to a Georgia Tech touchdown. Nesbitt opened the second half with a 20-yard scam-
per up the middle, followed two plays later by a 31-
yard pass to Anthony Allen that put Georgia Tech in
the red zone.
After the subsequent Dwyer touchdown put Georgia
Tech up a very comfortable 25 points, the rout was on.
Duke, though, had its chances early to answer Georgia
Tech’s big plays with some of its own, only to see those op-
portunities slip away. After claiming a seven-point lead early,
a botched fake punt by Georgia Tech gave Duke the ball in Around the acc
prime scoring position at the Yellow Jacket 14-yard line. But
the Blue Devil offense was unable to take full advantage, set-
tling for a Will Snyderwine field goal and a 10-point lead. Home team on left:
Then, down 21-10 in the second, quarterback Thad-
deus Lewis and running back Desmond Scott executed UNC 33 - 24 No. 12 Miami
a picture-perfect play-action fake on 3rd-and-1. As Scott
dove over the line, albeit it without the ball, receiver Con- Tar Heel cornerback Kendric Burney’s
ner Vernon ran down the middle of the field with no de-
fender in sight. But despite having solid protection, Lewis three interceptions—capped by the con-
floated the ball over Vernon’s head, and what should have troversial third that resulted in a fumble
been a gift touchdown instead resulted in a punt. and a touchdown—gave North Carolina
“I’d give anything to get that one back,” Lewis said.
Had Duke breached the end zone after the failed its fourth consecutive win against Miami
fake punt and hit Vernon on that fateful play, the game at Kenan Stadium. Hurricanes’ quarter-
would have been tied at 21. Instead, missed opportuni- back Jacory Harris threw for over 300
ties conserved the 11-point deficit that quickly spiraled
as the Duke defense faltered.
yards, but also tossed four picks.
Indeed, Georgia Tech’s surprisingly explosive passing
attack proved too much for the Blue Devils to handle,
especially when Duke could not respond as it had in vic- Maryland 9 - 36 No. 20 Va Tech
tories earlier this season.
Running back Ryan Williams broke
out with 126 yards and quarterback
Tyrod Taylor passed for three touch-
downs to give the Hokies an easy win
over overmatched Maryland. Virginia
Tech opened up an early 24-point lead
and never looked back as the Hokies
work their way toward a possible 10-win
season.
N.C. State 23 - 43 No. 24 Clemson
Running back and Heisman candidate
C.J. Spiller scored touchdowns three dif-
ferent ways to keep streaking Clemson on
pace for an appearance in the ACC cham-
pionship game. The win was the Tigers’
fifth straight, while the loss dropped N.C.
faith robertson/The Chronicle State to 4-6 overall and into danger of miss-
d kick return that led to a touchdown was the biggest special teams play of the day. ing a bowl game.

thenumbers Virginia 10 - 14 Boston College
Two fourth-down conversions on the
oints allowed by Duke Saturday, the most given up by the Blue Devils since a same drive in the fourth quarter led to a
iami last year one-yard run by quarterback Dave Shin-
sikie, giving Boston College the win and
Rushing yards racked up by Josh Nesbitt and the Georgia Tech offense. The
ackets averaged 5.9 yards per carry keeping alive the Eagles’ slim hopes of
faith robertson/The Chronicle winning the ACC Atlantic Division.
arterback Thaddeus Lewis’s rank on the all-time ACC touchdown pass list Quarterback Thaddeus Lewis threw for 212 yards Saturday against
Georgia Tech, but led only one touchdown drive in Duke’s loss.
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women’s soccer

Scarlet Knights punish
Duke in NCAA tourney
by Nicholas Schwartz Eight appearances.
The chronicle Unable to consistently convert offen-
In the postseason, with the best teams sively in the final third all season, Duke’s
in the country matched up, the fate of a scoring shortcomings proved too much of a
season often hinges hindrance against the opportunistic Scarlet
DUKE 0 upon missed chances Knights (14-3-4). Although the Blue Devils
and lucky bounces. created chances throughout the game and
RU 2 After a hard fought pressured an outstanding Rutgers back
2-0 loss against No. line, Duke visibly lacked a cutting edge.
12 Rutgers in Columbia, S.C., Duke (8-9- In the first half, both sides struggled to
4) was sent home in the first round of the establish any type of offensive flow. With
NCAA tournament after two straight Elite nerves jangling, each team scrambled for
possession and failed to win the battle in
midfield.
After the first 20 minutes, Duke
turned up the pressure and began to at-
tack the Scarlet Knight defense. The Blue
Devils had the first real scoring chance
of the game when junior Gretchen Miller
forced a corner kick. Captain Elisabeth
Redmond floated a ball into the penalty
area and found the head of senior Kay-
Anne Gummersall, but the striker’s ef-
fort was pushed onto the post by Rutgers
goalkeeper Erin Guthrie.
In the 27th minute, Duke again missed
a golden opportunity to pull ahead. Ju- nathan pham/Chronicle file photo
nior Kendall Bradley found space along Senior Jane Alukonis came close to scoring Friday, but No. 12 Rutgers kept a clean sheet for the 2-0 win.
the left flank and placed an incisive cross
into the path of sophomore Chelsea tered, senior Jane Alukonis played a per- Blue Devils. A Julie Lancos free kick was
Canepa. With Guthrie in a bad position, fect through ball to Gummersall, who was not cleared from the Duke penalty area,
Canepa quickly sent the ball to the far one-on-one with Guthrie, but the referee and out of the shuffle, Kelsey Dumont
post, but her strike went wide. raised his flag, calling Duke offside. placed a dagger into the lower-right cor-
Rob Stewart/Chronicle file photo In full control of the game, it seemed Rutgers kept itself in the game with ner of the net.
Elisabeth Redmond’s impressive career came to an the Blue Devils’ goal drought would in- solid defense, and in the 42nd minute,
end with a hip injury in Duke’s loss to Rutgers Friday. evitably end. With the Scarlet Knights scat- capitalized on a defensive mistake by the See w. soccer on page 16

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Cross country

Women earn auto bid
with victory in Lousville
The Duke men and women’s teams just need to be a little tighter four through
put themselves in position to qualify for five to challenge the top teams.”
the national championships with strong Four runners earned all-region hon-
showings at the NCAA Southeast Region- ors, led by sophomore Carly Seymour,
al at the University of Louisville Saturday. who finished in fifth place out of 237 with
The Blue Devil women brought home a time of 20:28.85 in the 6K. Senior Kate
their first regional title since 2005, total- Van Buskirk took sixth place, and fresh-
ling 69 points to pace the 35-team field men Juliet Bottorff and Kayla Hale also
and earn an automatic NCAA bid. earned all-region recognition.
“Everyone stepped up well, person for “I thought we saw nice improvement
person,” women’s head coach Kevin Jer- across the board,” Jermyn said. “We were
myn said. “This race was another positive able to pull away from some of the teams
step for us. We definitely feel like we are
one of the best teams in the country, we See cross country on page 15

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Freshman Andre Dawkins scored eight points on 2-of-3 shooting in Duke’s 34-point win over UNC-Greensboro.

underclassmen from page 8 Krzyzewski was ultimately satisfied
with the play of his freshmen in their
that’s what I tried to do.” debuts, particularly with how each
Kelly, a freshman forward from Raleigh’s knocked down key 3-point baskets after
Ravenscroft High, also chipped in with UNC-Greensboro narrowed the Duke
eight points, three rebounds and a block. lead down to 17 points early in the sec-
Kelly’s capability to play both inside and on ond half.
the wing in certain situations will help ease “Andre and Ryan gave us a lift,” Krzyze-
the loss of Plumlee, who is expected to miss wski said. “Those two threes when they got
a few weeks with a non-displaced fracture it down to 17 or 16, those were big plays for michael naclerio/Chronicle file photo
of his left wrist. freshmen to make. I was pleased.” The Duke women won the NCAA Southeast Regional easily to earn a spot at the NCAA Championships.

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volleyball

Duke sweeps
Virginia schools
on last road trip
by Gabe Starosta
The chronicle
Duke’s final ACC road trip of the season ended as most
of them have: with the Blue Devils recording two more
conference wins against overmatched opponents.
Duke (24-5, 14-3 in the ACC) defeated Virginia Tech
caroline rodriguez/Chronicle file photo 3-1 Friday night in Blacksburg, Va., and recovered from
Senior Rachael Moss put up two double-doubles as the Blue Devils stayed in the ACC race with victories over Virginia and Virginia Tech on the road. an early deficit Saturday to take
DUKE 3 down Virginia in Charlottesville.
VT 1 The two victories solidified the
Blue Devils’ hold on second place
DUKE 3 in the conference standings, giving
them an outside shot at the league
UVA 1 championship. Duke sits two games
behind Florida State, which beat the
Blue Devils twice this season, with three matches left.
“There were some interesting losses that took place
within the league,” head coach Jolene Nagel said. “Luckily,
it wasn’t us—we took care of business.”
Duke opened its tour through Virginia at Cassell
Coliseum against an inconsistent Virginia Tech squad.
The Hokies (17-11, 7-10) were led by Felicia Willoughby
and Cara Baarendse, attackers who played quite well,
but were let down by the rest of their roster, which hit
at a -.042 pace. Libero Claire Smalzer had 18 digs in the
match, and the Blue Devil defense forced the Hokies
into errors all evening.
The Virginia Tech defense was completely unable to
deal with the Duke attack, led by senior Rachael Moss.
Moss recorded her 10th double-double of the year with 15
kills and 20 digs in helping Duke win the first two sets and
seal the match in the fourth.
“She is a very smart player,” Nagel said of Moss. “She has
a great volleyball IQ and against Virginia Tech she was re-
ally able to take advantage of some things that they weren’t
disciplined on.”
Saturday’s matchup with Virginia (12-16, 7-10) would
prove to be a tougher test. The Cavaliers won the first

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cross country from page 13 Brewer led that group, ending up in 26th
place with a time of 31:06.79.
One disappointment for Duke was Cory
that were right behind us at the ACC Cham- Nanni, one of the team’s best runners, who
pionships and we were stronger through finished 138th in the 10K after an injury
our top three.” hampered his performance.
Duke’s closest competitor was Virginia, The Blue Devils will find out tonight
which totalled 113 points for the second-place if they will be invited to the NCAA Cham-
team finish. N.C. State, William & Mary and poionships as one of 13 at-large entrants.
North Carolina rounded out the top five. “We feel very good about our chances
On the men’s side, the Blue Devils for an at-large bid,” head coach Norm Ogil-
scored a probable at-large bid by placing vie said. “We took a major hit with Nanni—
fourth, barely edging Virginia by two points. he was going strong through 8K before his
Junior Bo Waggoner, in a time of 30:30.12, calf really tightened up during the last two
was the lone recipient of all-region honors kilometers. But other guys stepped up and
with a 13th-place finish. got the job done.”
Three Duke runners finished about a The NCAA Championships will be held
minute behind Waggoner to miss out on Nov. 23 in Terre Haute, Ind. michael naclerio/Chronicle file photo
all-region recognition. Sophomore Joshua -from staff reports While the Duke women’s team won its meet, the men finished fourth and hope for an NCAA at-large bid.

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w. soccer from page 12 goalkeeper Tara Campbell was
unable to save April Price’s shot
from 12 yards out, and the Rut-
“If you let a ball bounce in gers defense would clamp down
the 18-yard box, nothing but bad to preserve the shutout.
things are going to happen,” head “In an NCAA tournament,
coach Robbie Church said. “That you’re only going to have a cer-
was a killer, because we had all of tain number of chances and you
the momentum.” have to put them away,” Gummer-
In the second half, Duke was sall said. “You aren’t going to win
forced to play without Redmond, if you don’t do that.”
its on-field leader who sustained a Although Duke came up
hip injury in the first 45 minutes. short in Columbia, Church
The Blue Devils would continue knows his Blue Devils made
to press the Scarlet Knights, and tremendous strides throughout
in the 60th, looked close to equal- the season, and that the valu-
izing. Alukonis was unmarked at able experience his five starting
the top of the penalty area, but freshmen received will pay divi-
her shot was blocked by a swarm- dends down the road.
ing Rutgers defense. “They’re not freshmen any-
Duke’s defenders pushed for- more,” Church said. “We’re los-
ward late in the game to aid in ing four of the best players that
attack, but while vulnerable to a have ever played in our program
counterattack conceded a game- and we’re going to have to re-
clinching goal to Rutgers. Duke place them.”

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Karima Christmas struggled in front of her hometown crowd, scoring only four points in Duke’s 18-point loss to Texas A&M.

The loss followed an impressive Cheek added 16 points, while
w. bball from page 9 victory over the Huskies Friday. De- Alexis Rogers and Krystal Thom-
spite winning by almost 70 points, as chipped in 14 points apiece.
points—including three 3-point- Duke trailed 8-6 in the opening Karima Christmas, a Houston
ers—in just 22 minutes of play. minutes after missing 8-of-11 shots. native, contributed 10 points in
“[Adams] is really unique,” “I think we definitely started front of her hometown crowd.
McCallie said. “She was really out too fast,” senior Joy Cheek Despite the team’s domi-
her own kind of cat out there.” said. “I think what ignited them nance, it struggled with taking
Despite the loss, McCallie said was us turning the ball over, so care of the ball, committing 23
that she was pleased with the it is definitely something we turnovers against the Huskies,
team’s rebounding and physicality can control at the beginning of and was ineffective from out-
in the paint. Duke outrebounded the game.” side the arc, going 1-for-12 from
Texas A&M 46-41 in the contest. Cheek’s lay-up with 14:21 left 3-point range. Both weaknesses
The coach and the players empha- in the first half propelled the played key roles in Duke’s loss
sized, however, that the team will Blue Devil offense to a 10-0 run. to the Aggies, giving the Blue
have to learn how to maintain its From there, the team found Devils something to work on as
composure and execute at critical its stride offensively and never the year progresses.
times as it moves on this season. looked back, going into halftime “From every game you want
“They did everything that we ex- with a 41-14 lead. Duke had five to learn something,” Cheek said.
faith robertson/Chronicle file photo pected them to do,” Thomas said. players score in double figures, “You want to win first, but then
KayAnne Gummersall had a header saved against the post but could not score for Duke. “We just didn’t outmatch them.” led by Mitchell with 18 points. you want to learn.”

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The Chronicle The Independent Daily at Duke University
Veto sends reform back to the start
Last Wednesday, the nity Council Andrew Brown tion up for election, Nur Young Trustee reform Senate have been working
Duke Student Government resigned over the summer, sought to separate herself was carried out exactly as toward since September.
approved a new Young the Young Trustee selec- from YT reform in the in- Nur intended—indepen- That Nur deemed a veto
Trustee bylaw, ending a tion process was placed in terest of creating a selec- dent from her influence, necessary, however, does
months-long reform effort uncertainty. Instead of ap- tion process free from her driven by an elected Special affirm what we have as-
of the YT se- pointing a re- direct influence. Secretary and with final ap- serted all semester long—
lection pro- editorial placement VP Over the course of the proval from the Senate. comprehensive YT reform
cess—or so for ICC who past two months, Nur’s It is misguided and con- cannot be rushed, nor can
we thought. would chair YT selection framework for reform car- tradictory, then, for her to it be confined to a two-
Days later, DSG Presi- for this year, Nur moved ried along. After her Sept. reject the product of a re- month period.
dent Awa Nur vetoed the to eliminate the position 14 election, Special Secre- form process she created Now, after the open fo-
bylaw, putting reform back through a general election tary Amanda Turner held simply because she does rums, deliberations, amend-
at square one. referendum. her requisite four open fo- not agree with it or desires ments and a Senate-approved
Regardless of her rea- In that same election, stu- rums, consulted with cur- greater debate over the by- bylaw newly rejected, we find
sons for opposing it, in dents selected a Special Sec- rent and former Young law within the Senate. ourselves at an all-too-famil-
choosing to veto the Young retary for the Young Trustee Trustees and solicited input More importantly, a iar place when it comes to
Trustee bylaw approved by process, a position created from a variety of students veto this late in the game the Young Trustee selection
the Senate, Nur has under- by Nur to examine the exist- and administrators. directly inserts Nur into a process—back at the begin-
mined the independence ing YT selection process and On Nov. 4, Turner pre- process she wrote herself ning, with no guarantee for
of the reform process she present suggested changes sented to DSG her recom- out of. This undermines true reform.
set into place at the begin- to the DSG Senate. mended YT selection by- the independence and ob-
ning of the semester. By refusing to name law, and a week later, the jectivity of reform efforts Cheslea Goldstein, a mem-
When former vice presi- a VP for ICC and putting Senate made amendments and symbolically nullifies ber of the DSG Cabinet, recused
dent for the Inter-Commu- the Special Secretary posi- and passed the legislation. what both Turner and the herself from this editorial.


onlinecomment

DART weekend right on target
...I think sometimes a fan has to be realistic. And the
A
s a liberal arts school, Duke, until very re- who wants it more. No matter which university you
sad truth of Duke Football this year is that we shot our bowl cently, has missed out on the “arts” part of come from or what credential you have, everyone
this equation. starts out in the same place, and it is up to you to
eligibility chances in the foot when Coach Cut and his squad Take a look around. Where are the artists at make yourself stand out.


dropped the season opener to Richmond. Duke, and why is it that they must hide in the far- Although Duke has a long way to go before its
thest corners of level of art education and programming rivals those
—“wel6” commenting on the story “Blue Devils look campus? They are resources available at comparable schools such as
to spring upset.” relegated to trudg- Yale, with a distinguished graduate arts program, or
See more at www.dukechronicle.com. ing the muddy dirt Cornell, which has an undergraduate arts school, the
road to get to the University has made significant strides to promote
Smith Warehouse, the arts. In the past three years, Duke has launched
that sketchy look- a visual studies major, remarketed what was known
ing brick building as the Film/Video/Digital Program and even added
Letters Policy behind the graffiti sue li a Saladelia to the Smith Warehouse, which I am con-
The Chronicle welcomes submissions in the form of letters Direct submissions to: bridge. They are vinced means that Duke actually cares if “starving
to the editor or guest columns. Submissions must include welding metal with outer spaces artists” literally starve, at least until 2 p.m.
the author’s name, signature, department or class, and for
purposes of identification, phone number and local address. E-mail: chronicleletters@duke.edu a blowtorch in the But the progress should not stop here. The
Letters should not exceed 325 words; contact the editorial Editorial Page Department sculpture studio on Central Campus, dodging University should continue to have more periodic
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camped in the studio in the basement of Old or supplementing the work of local artists, student
Chem. On many nights, in addition to cheering artwork should be displayed in this prime piece of

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on basketball players, they root on video files that real estate as well.
Est. 1905 Inc. 1993 struggle to finish loading. Furthermore, all visual art and media-related
Recently, however, it seems that Duke finally departments, including the Center for Documen-
will robinson, Editor acknowledged their existence. For DART week- tary Studies, Arts of the Moving Image, visual stud-
Hon Lung Chu, Managing Editor end, as part of Duke Student Arts Initiative, the ies and visual art, should be better integrated as
emmeline Zhao, News Editor
Gabe Starosta, Sports Editor University, under the guidance of Vice Provost for part of a larger program. Although each depart-
Michael Naclerio, Photography Editor the Arts Scott Lindroth and an idea proposed by ment is distinctive, students focused only on one
shuchi Parikh, Editorial Page Editor senior Andrea Coravos, has encouraged these art- discipline may fail to realize their interests in one
Michael Blake, Editorial Board Chair
alex klein, Online Editor ists to come out, given them space to display their program overlap with another. I, for one, wish I
jonathan angier, General Manager work in the Bryan Center and connected them had known the Center for Documentary Studies,
with accomplished Duke alumni working as film- a beautiful white house off of East containing gal-
Lindsey rupp, University Editor zachary tracer, University Editor
sabreena merchant, Sports Managing Editor julia love, Features Editor
makers, painters, digital artists and more. lery space, computers and booths reminiscent of
julius jones, Local & National Editor toni wei, Local & National Editor Meeting Adam Collis, the director of “Sunset a ’50s diner, offer opportunities to future explore
jinny cho, Health & Science Editor rachna reddy, Health & Science Editor Strip,” Amy Unell, an NBC producer and Steve Leh- photography and documentary film that are intro-
Courtney Douglas, News Photography Editor Ian soileau, Sports Photography Editor man, a documentary photographer who first broke duced in the visual studies department.
andrew hibbard, Recess Editor austin boehm, Editorial Page Managing Editor the Tibetan protest story in China—and who contin- For underclassmen that are interested in the
Emily Bray, Editorial Page Managing Editor rebecca Wu, Editorial Page Managing Editor
ued to cover political crises in India, Chechnya and arts but feel a lack of its presence or support on
ashley holmstrom, Wire Editor naureen khan, Senior Editor
Charlie Lee, Design Editor DEAN CHEN, Lead Developer other tumultuous areas for magazines like TIME and campus, I encourage you to continue exploring
chelsea allison, Towerview Editor Ben cohen, Towerview Editor Newsweek for 15 years—was a breath of fresh air. and to not give up. I wish I had known sooner that
eugene wang, Recess Managing Editor Maddie Lieberberg, Recess Photography Editor As I listened in on the panels, I found that what there are more resources here than one would
Chase Olivieri, Multimedia Editor Lawson kurtz, Towerview Photography Editor made these individuals and their stories of success think. If you are interested in pursuing a career in
zachary kazzaz, Recruitment Chair caroline mcgeough, Recruitment Chair so compelling was their deviation from the main- media, arts or entertainment, look into Freewater
Taylor Doherty, Sports Recruitment Chair Andy Moore, Sports Recruitment Chair
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stream path. Although some had coincidentally Productions, Cable 13, DiDA and other student
Barbara starbuck, Production Manager REBECCA DICKENSON, Chapel Hill Ad Sales Manager fallen into their field, the majority of these alums organizations. Opportunities to study “abroad” in
exhibited great persistence and courage. What I Los Angeles or New York are also available.
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Beware: buildings Whom Andy Warhol shot
and governors T
hursday morning, I escaped that awful bit-
ter cold and rain-specked, tree-whipping
wind by walk-
Warhol, because to him these people were America.
But in their Polaroids, the faces that once inhabited
the photo booths look lifeless, their skin softened
ing into the lobby by the distortion that this specific Polaroid model

I
’m a glutton for pain. of the Nasher Mu- gave to them (Warhol used the Big Shot, a version
I don’t mean that in any sort of weird kinky way, so don’t get seum of Art, hap- of Polaroid camera that the company discontinued
any ideas. I just spent large tracts of my weekend doing two very pily ensconced because of its oddity, for this specific reason: He
painful things. in its warmth and liked how the camera made the subjects look). Add
First, I attended the Georgia Tech marble whiteness, that to the sense of doom that inhabits the frame—
game at Wallace Wade. I spent all and found the ex- the reality of death that took so many of these junky-
Saturday afternoon cringing at the hibition I had come nathan freeman artists, junky-actors or just plain junkies—and there
movement of options like a floor to see: “Big Shots: is a piercing feeling that accompanies these instant
trader during the Dotcom Bubble. Andy Warhol Pola- good night, and photos, replications of their human counterparts
Okay, I’m familiar with neither foot- roids,” which began good luck that were snapped, expelled from the camera, and
ball playcalling, nor finance, but I its three-month run developed in a matter of minutes, only to be fated
had to take a stab. i am charlotte that day. But instead to out-live the people in them.
I spent the rest of my weekend simmons I hit a snag—the security guard informed me that I In his picture, Truman Capote—who died in
looping the video of Harrison Barnes monday, monday would have to wait until 11 a.m. 1984 from liver failure, the result of debilitating al-
coyly taking a wrecking ball to my To pass the time, I wandered into the permanent coholism and a fatal cocktail of too many drugs—
dreams of a national championship. exhibition, and found the requisite pieces of Greek has pasty skin, a bloated face and glassed-over eyes
Look at him, all decked out with his sleek black MacBook, telling and Roman antiquities, and with them the statues of that don’t quite seem real.
the nation that he’ll be joining the coach he’s about to Skype. Jesus Christ, his apostles and various saints—the fa- Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat—who died in 1988 at
“Coach Roy Williams,” he says. And the whole crowd gleefully cades of old stone taken from churches in Europe. the age of 27 after a night of too much heroin and
cheers, as if sticking it to Duke was the alpha and omega of their silly They were nice but I didn’t think much more about too much cocaine—is sporting wild dreadlocks and
little lives in Ames, Iowa. And there’s Coach Roy, beaming back with them until my lunch at the Nasher Cafe, where I a tie. Beside him there are Polaroid pictures of his
that smug grin that makes us Crazies want to punch small animals. had a meticulously crafted sandwich and two glasses sister, mother and father, all of whom survived him.
And I mean really wail on them. of a good Pinot Noir. So, it was after I finished with But the most tragic of all the pieces in the exhibi-
Did Harrison Barnes forget all those adoring, committed Blue the Warhol exhibit and after an hour of poring over tions happens not to be a Polaroid. It’s one of War-
Devils going way out of their way to show how much they love him those instantly developed images, the images of mul- hol’s famous screen tests, the series of four-minute,
during his various visits? We had lots of posters! Lots of them! Did he titudes—some world-famous (Mick Jagger, Jack Nick- slow-motion, black-and-white silent films that Andy
think we were cheering out “Hell, Go To Carolina!”? laus) and others who were merely celebrities in the made of famous people who stopped by The Factory.
GRAAAH, WHY DOES THIS ALWAYS HAPPEN TO US? WHY? Warholian sense, in which their fame lasted for no This particular screen test is of Edie Sedgwick. I
If you’re going to burn Duke, at least do it by going somewhere longer than the 15 proverbial minutes, essentially the sat in the dark theatre at the center of the exhibit,
you’ll be vaguely out of sight and out of mind. Like Kentucky. Or time it took for them to sit in the photo booth—that alone and a bit buzzed from the wine, and Edie’s
Georgetown. Or... Kentucky... again. I thought to revisit those statues in the permanent face emerged from the flickering whiteness: her lips
Okay, okay, deep breaths, Charlotte. Count to 10, fellow Blue exhibition. I came to find that they were basically the parted not a millimeter, her eyes gushing—a near-
Devils. same form of art: it was idol-worship, the transforma- ly still image that, if it weren’t for the gentle sway
We’re consistently among the best teams in the country, and tion of a cult of celebrity into a tangible medium, of her golden earrings, could pass for a Polaroid.
consistently drawing among the best recruiting classes (see: the out- the perfect embodiment of one’s relationship to the Then her eyes begin to widen, as if in fear, her pu-
standing team missing two starters still about to lay waste to Coastal concept of fame. Both the ancient art and its modern pils darting toward something off-screen, perhaps
Carolina tonight). counterpart were produced in a format that comple- to Andy himself, and over the next few minutes I
We just often seem to strike out with those five-stars wavering ments the subject matter perfectly. was subjected to the full scope of human emotion,
between Duke and University of Anywhere Else. These things are Of course, the comparison of Warhol’s small each hitting home the tragedy of yet another too-
always such a letdown that we need to let off some steam and think cheap photographs to ancient masterworks is com- young death of an astoundingly beautiful person—
through why it happens. pletely merited. The exhibition is fascinating; it she died at 28, the victim of a night that involved a
There are a lot of theories floating around about the ins and effortlessly sells Warhol’s genius. Many of the Pola- handful of barbiturates washed down with alcohol.
outs of recruiting, and the nature of our program compared to that roids are on display to the public for the first time, And those four minutes were a rebirth only Andy
of UNC, which boasts a flashy, fast-pace, diva-studded offense and, a fact confounding to me, as they are as much genu- could have orchestrated: a combination of still im-
apparently, a superior academic program. Some pundits have even ine examples of art as they are indispensable histori- ages that can bring back a person who succumbed to
entertained the notion that race has something to do with it. Those cal documents. They serve the dual purpose of both the very version of fame that Warhol’s art captures.
ideas are just fluff. illuminating the inquisitive patron as to how exactly
Here’s the real pattern behind blue chips building up our hopes the silkscreens are conceived and assembled, and Nathan Freeman is a Trinity senior. His column nor-
and dashing them at the last minute: it’s all in the last name. chronicling the lives of the people who mattered to mally runs every Friday.
CASE ONE: Your last name closely resembles a common noun for
buildings or structural elements therein—you will not come to Duke.
EXAMPLES: John Wall, Harrison Barnes.
There’s just something about buildings that creates an ethereal
repulsion away from Duke’s campus. It’s this same force that killed
lettertotheeditor
the proposed construction of New Campus, and why it’s taken about
five months to see any tangible progress on Mill Village on Central Encourage greek attendance in Cameron when referencing a certain “recruit-who-must-
Campus. As an independent (non-greek affiliated) stu- not-be-named,” but surely we will forget about
CASE TWO: Your last name is the same as a prominent Demo- dent, I attended the Duke basketball game Friday him in due time.
cratic governor—you will not come to Duke. night as one of the first 300 before the greek stu- While I am certainly not proposing that greek
EXAMPLES: Patrick Patterson and Greg Monroe. dents entered. students be allotted a certain number of seats for
Okay, New York Gov. David Paterson lacks both the prominence Having attended many games in the past, for each game, I do hope that chapters will further
and that second ‘t’ in the middle of his name to qualify for this cate- a non-conference, non-ESPN game against the al- encourage their members to attend Duke basket-
gory, but cut me some slack here. And, yes, James Monroe was prob- mighty University of North Carolina at Greensboro ball games and make this year the most innova-
ably a bit better remembered for his stay in the White House and Spartans, the Cameron Crazies were rocking. tive and loudest ever for the Cameron Crazies. I
his Doctrine than for his reign as governor of Virginia (also, he was The back half of the Crazies section actu- would also like to applaud Head Line Monitor
a Democratic-Republican, if we’re picking nits here). Still, it’s too ally seemed basketball savvy and was definitely Zach White and the rest of the line monitors for
strong a connection to overlook. And yes, I know you’re thinking heard more than in years past, even starting a changes that will hopefully prompt a more ener-
that Henry Turner Irving, acting governor of Ceylon in 1872, means few chants. The atmosphere outside Cameron gized and creative cheering section.
Kyrie defies this rule, but I think we all know he doesn’t count. Indoor Stadium prior to the game was also much
Think about it—you’ve never used a Plumlee to build a house improved. Vulgar and inappropriate language Danny Mammo
before, nor has a Gov. Zoubek ever taken office... yet. The lack of definitely came forth from the greek students Trinity ’11
structural integrity of your average Czyz makes it poor construction
material.
As we look to future recruiting classes, we would do well to ad-
dress these kinds of problems at their source. Demand legal name
changes from class of 2011 prospects like Quincy Miller (to avoid
the connection to Zell Miller, Democratic governor of Georgia,
1991-1999). Avoid kids like three-star guard Algie Key from Lakeside Want a voice on The Chronicle’s edit pages?
High School in Georgia. Keys are used in buildings.
I hope Coach K will ditch his 30 seasons’ worth of experience and
E-mail Shuchi (sp64) for an application to be a
heed my advice. columnist, blogger or cartoonist in the Spring.
Charlotte Simmons faces animal cruelty charges for injuries inflicted on a Applications are due Nov. 27.
nearby marmot during Barnes’ announcement.
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