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Rethinking Accomplishment

Guest post by Adria Kinney, T’13 | Assistant Director for Training and Student Development, DukeEngage   Summer, 2011. “What do you feel you accomplished?” I held the wrinkled sheet of notebook paper, considering the question I had scribbled a few months prior. Abigail, my DukeEngage site coordinator, had instructed my fellow program participants and I […]

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Shaping Multilingual Global Citizens

Guest post by Joan Clifford and Deb Reisinger | Romance Studies When we think about culture shock, many of us imagine a disorienting experience that occurs while traveling to another country. For students, who both study and work abroad in increasing numbers, culture shock may occur when they don’t fully understand a country’s cultural practices, […]

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Who Am I To You?

Guest post by Brooke Porter, T’20 “So you’re a colored person who lives in America?” “No, I’m not technically colored at all.” My students looked dubiously at my light brown skin color then at their own similarly colored skin. “Do you speak Afrikaans?” They continued to press. I shook my head and chuckled as they […]

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Resistance, Partnership, Re-evaluation: A Data-Driven Summer of Engaging Parents at Glenn Elementary School

Guest post by Alec Greenwald | Director of Academic Engagement for Global & Civic Opportunities; Data + Project Lead Last October the North Carolina Innovative School District (NCISD) identified a number of schools across the state that they highlighted as “low performing.”  With the list, their goal was to turn the schools over to private […]

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