A Wall of Fear

Guest post by Kristina Smith T’19 | Public Policy and Education On Friday January 27th, Donald Trump signed an executive order to close borders to refugees and people from seven Muslim countries. While this act, similar to his promises to “build the wall,” are indicative of many things, none more so than a lack of […]

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The March of Our Lives

A guest post by Christy Lohr Sapp | Associate Dean for Religious Life, Duke University Chapel At a recent rally in response to the current spate of Presidential executive orders, my five-year old got restless with too much talk and not enough action. She asked with urgency, “When are we going to start marching?!” I, […]

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Call for New DukeImmerse Proposals

 All Duke faculty members teaching undergraduate students are invited to submit proposals for new DukeImmerse programs.  Proposals scheduled for Spring or Summer 2018 should be submitted by March 1, 2017. All proposals should include a description of the DukeImmerse concept, each course, and program budget. Contact Program Director Morgan Barlow (morgan.barlow@duke.edu) to submit your proposal or to discuss an idea. DukeImmerse is a semester-long program conceived of […]

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What’s Next for US?

Immigration, jobs, the environment, health care, infrastructure, foreign relations, voting rights – these are just a few of the important issues facing our nation. A new digital media project called What’s Next for US from Duke’s Office of News & Communications (ONC) will provide a forum for the university faculty to explore these issues through […]

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#OurTomorrow Today

Following the 2016 election, many colleges and universities are experiencing renewed energy and interest in civic engagement. In response, campuses across the nation are joining in a campaign to promote equal opportunity for all, provide support to students, faculty and staff during this time of change and encourage them to get involved in communities locally, nationally […]

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Apply to DukeEngage-Durham

The DukeEngage-Durham program is a comparative introduction to community-based economic development efforts in Durham, NC and its sister city of Durham, England.  Participants serve both communities through structured, immersive and full-time volunteer placements with local non-profits.  Participants explore the unique historic background of both communities, which continue to transition from a declining 20th-century industrial base […]

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Rethinking Civic Engagement in Higher Ed

Guest post by Matt Whitt, Ph.D. | Thompson Writing Fellow A lot of what passes for civic engagement at colleges and universities can be better described as civic involvement. Civic engagement centers on a problem or issue of concern, a site where a student hopes to bring about change. Civic involvement centers on an opportunity for participation, such as a […]

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25 Ways to Engage at Duke and in Durham

The divisiveness of this election has left many of us wondering where we go from here and how we can take action. Civic engagement is now more vital than ever and here at the Duke Office of Civic Engagement, we believe in the power of acting locally and the momentum in small wins. We’ve come up […]

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Tutor with America Reads / America Counts

The America Reads/America Counts (ARAC) program is designed to enhance primary-level reading and math skills of children in Durham, while providing Duke University students the opportunity to give back to their community, gain work experience, and earn money. ARAC tutors are funded through Federal Work Study. The program is coordinated through the Duke Community Service […]

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Interview: Cole Rizki on teaching transgender studies

This week, our Civic Engagement Fellow, Lucia Constantine, spoke with Cole Rizki, a PhD candidate in literature and Service Learning Fellow who is teaching the only transgender studies class currently offered at Duke. Rizki talks about how he designed the course and what it’s like to teach this class in light of HB2.  LC: Tell […]

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