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I worked closely with Tallman Trask III as both Duke Student Government President and a three-year Chronicle columnist. As someone who knows him, I write to convey my heartfelt disbelief that Tallman said the things reported by The Chronicle Monday. I could say he is not racist. He is not and never once betrayed any prejudice to me, including behind closed doors in the darkest hours of the Lacrosse Scandal. I could say he is not malicious. He is warm-hearted and decent; no one cares more about Duke or the Durham community, both of which he has devoted a great deal of his professional life to building. I could also say he cares deeply for the well-being of service employees at Duke; ask those who were guests at his wedding. I will instead emphasize what you’d know the moment you met Tallman: the alleged remarks don’t match his wit, his demeanor, or his voice. He is too pithy for most adjectives, let alone lame and repetitive ones. He is certainly capable of clever barbs—frankly, far too capable to say anything that is both so heinous and so unimaginative. It’s not him. I hope the Chronicle has kept in sufficient touch with the University’s leaders to inform its reporting with both familiarity and perspective. Elliott WolfTrinity ‘08President, Duke Student Government, 2006-2007Columnist, The Chronicle, S2005, F2005, S2006, F2007, S2008
Believe it or not, we aren't fond of student government types.
The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators is the professional organization for American "student affairs administrators in higher education." It's responsible for promulgating the proliferation of "student affairs professionals" in American higher education.
ALL EMPLOYEES ARE EQUAL BUT SOME EMPLOYEES ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS
In the United States, relatively few have the legal authority to put someone in handcuffs and lock him in a metal box.
Those of us who arrived on campus prior to Fall 2006 remember the University's purchase of 12 houses and three vacant lots immediately adjacent to East Campus.
The administration gave current and future Duke students a sizeable Christmas present this December: a $6.7-million boost to the financial aid budget, estimated to benefit some 2,500 undergraduates.
The recording industry is a dinosaur.
In 2006, Duke student Christian Kunkel, Trinity '06, founded the American Beerpong Association of America.
In May, the Recording Industry Association of America sent 28 subpoenas to the Office of Information Technology, seeking personal information on students whose computers were monitored distributing allegedly copyrighted material on peer-to-peer file-sharing systems.
In January, I was invited to deliver the "Call to Unity" at the Durham Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Celebration along with the student body president from North Carolina Central University. It was to be held at Union Baptist Church, a major African-American Baptist church in Durham, with hundreds of community members, City Council, the mayor and the district attorney in attendance.
A student's relationship with a top-10, private university normally goes something like this:
The catatonic horse I've been beating for the last three weeks will be dead by the conclusion of this column. I promise.
Duke took quite a bit of flak during the past year because it failed to stand up for its students' due-process rights.
Relatively few things at Duke are so patently absurd that their mere enumeration stands a good chance of bringing about change.
Be careful what you wish for. You may get it.
In order to better acclimate students to the Durham community, Duke Student Government decided to add a local newspaper to our Readership Program, which also offers The New York Times, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal. When this decision was made over the summer of 2006, we felt that The Durham Herald-Sun was the most appropriate choice and entered into an arrangement with them to purchase newspapers for the 2006-2007 academic year.
As a member of the Campus Culture Initiative Steering Committee, I spent the last several months (literally) banging my head against a wall. Having strongly conveyed my concerns about the CCI's process and recommendations to the committee, it is both troubling and reassuring to hear them now expressed with the public release of the Report.
It is very encouraging that Duke Student Government, Campus Council and Duke University Union were all able to coordinate with one another to secure funding for Of Montreal to play a free show for Duke students Sept. 29 (see the Sept. 13 article, "Funds finalized for bands"). Significant effort had been put into the preparations for the show and luckily the event will take place as part of DUU's Oktoberfest festivities.
The failure of the DSG Student Services Committee to obtain alcohol for the Tent Masquerade Party was an unfortunate mistake that highlighted fundamental problems in DSG and wasted this year's only real opportunity for kegs on the Main Quad. Students are owed an explanation as to why the event was advertised to feature free beer and wine, but the 40 kegs and 200 bottles of wine never materialized.