Living in Illiberal Democracy

Guest post by Leah Abrams T’20 When I was in grade school, I learned the difference between democracy and authoritative government. In a democracy, that shining city upon a hill, the people had a voice in politics. They chose their leaders in free and fair elections, and their concerns were addressed by caring politicians. In […]

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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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