Duke Chapel Statue Provides an Opportunity to Reconcile Our Past

Guest post by Monty Reichert | Theo Pilkington Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Pratt School of Engineering The entrance portal of Duke Chapel featured carved stone statues of Girolamo Savonarola, Martin Luther, John Wycliffe, Thomas Jefferson, Robert E. Lee, Sidney Lanier, and John Wesley.  Two of these men were icons of Western religious traditions, one was a southern […]

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President Vincent Price Envisions a University Deeply Engaged with the Community

The following is an excerpt from President Vincent E. Price’s inauguration speech on October 5, 2017. The full text can be found here. “We are, finally, called upon today to renew our commitment to healing and to serving our surrounding communities.  At each key moment of institutional regeneration, our predecessors understood and reconfirmed their obligation […]

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Earn a Certificate in Civic Engagement and Social Change

The Certificate in Civic Engagement and Social Change is an academic credential for Duke undergraduate students interested in deepening their understanding of social issues by integrating coursework with community-based experiences. Students can design learning and experiences around an issue and develop relationships with faculty and community mentors. Students will emerge from the certificate with strategies […]

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