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Duke Civic Action Plan Update

Since publishing the Duke Civic Action Plan in April 2017, the Duke Office of Civic Engagement has worked to begin implementing the identified priorities, described below. The plan lays out major long-term goals to better support and sustain civic engagement at Duke, which we have broken down into smaller annual goals. Although many of these […]

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Sowing the Seeds for Community Impact

At their End-of-Semester Showcase, Duke Interdisciplinary Social Innovators (DISI) displays a backdrop proclaiming their motto: “Do good, be humble, and have fun!” The presentations that follow exemplify this mindset, as graduate students from across Duke University share about their client-centered projects to build the capacity of local partner organizations. Looking back on the past semester, […]

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Reflections on Civic Engagement

by Eric Mlyn, Ph.D | Assistant Vice Provost for Civic Engagement   …and to promote a deep appreciation for the range of human difference and potential, a sense of the obligations and rewards of citizenship, and a commitment to learning, freedom and truth. The above is an excerpt from Duke’s mission statement.   As I […]

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Greensboro Tornado Relief

There are a number of ways in which community members can offer relief to those affected by the tornado in Guilford County earlier this month. The City of Greensboro website outlines ways to donate supplies, equipment, money or food and the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro is accepting monetary donations (be sure to select the […]

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A Camera: a Weapon and an Olive Branch

Guest post by Rachel Rubin ’19 On Sunday afternoon, Hillside High School’s Drama Department prepared for their Senior Night production of Fences—the program’s second play just in the month of February. The 1,200 seat performance hall was teeming with folks in their Sunday best, all wandering about, sharing hugs and laughs. Volunteers sold raffle tickets […]

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