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Have You Heard?
A Summer of Blogs
Collected by Nadine Goldberg
Summers for Duke students are as varied as the students themselves, so our summer blogs make for some great reading! Here are a few to get you started:
These blogs are just the tip of the iceberg. If there’s a particular type of summer that you’d like to read about, let me know in a comment below, and I’ll try to find a blog to match your interests!
The Short List
Mon. 6/17 – Academic Profile Due
Log into MY DUKE to complete your New Student Checklist.
Wed. 6/26 – Summer Transition Series: Trinity Advising (Pre-Registration)
Questions about course registration? Log on at 12:00pm EST to speak with Trinity Advisors.
Thurs. 6/27 – Summer Transition Series: Pre-Health Academic Advising
Join the pre-health Advisors for a Q&A session. Log on at 4:00pm EST.
Sun. 6/30 – Immunizations Forms Due
Remember to submit all immunizations forms by today.
Tue. 7/2 – Final School Report Due
Submit your final transcript by today.
Looking for more? Check out the New Students Page!
Lasting benefits of Interacting With International Peers
from the Chronicle of Higher Education
American students who interact more with their classmates from abroad don't just gain greater cultural awareness but also develop skills that benefit them after graduation, according to a new study by researchers at Duke University.
The study, which is described in an article published in the Journal of International Students, draws on data from comprehensive alumni surveys of some 5,675 former students from the 1985, 1995, and 2000 graduating classes of four highly selective private research universities. The surveys were administered in 2005, approximately five, 10, and 20 years after those classes graduated. (The institutions are part of a pre-existing research consortium and agreed to share survey data.)
The researchers—David Jamieson-Drake, director of institutional research at Duke, and Jiali Luo, an assistant director of institutional research at the university—found that students who had substantial engagement with peers from abroad reported significantly higher levels of skills development in a variety of areas.