Living At Duke

  • From Where I Stand

    From Where I Stand

  • Halloween Fun!

    Carve, paint or decorate a pumpkin to win a Chef's Table for 6 at Penn Pavilion! Pick up your pumpkins the week of 10/27 @ Penn Pavilion or Marketplace & return to that same location by 10/31!

    Find out More
  • Kenan-Biddle Grants

    The Kenan-Biddle Partnership, funded by the William R. Kenan Charitable Trust and The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, offers $5,000 grants to accepted project proposals.


    Find out More
  • Womens Voices In Religion

    Womens Voices In Religion

    Thursday, September 18th, Women's Center Lower Lounge from 12pm-1pm. 

    Find out More
  • Zagster

    Bike-share Program Comes to Duke!


    Find out More
Who We Are: 

Living at Duke is about the people, places and opportunities overflowing on campus. It is also about you. So take a look around, take advantage of all that life on campus has to offer, and don't forget to take care of yourself.

Have You Heard?

Oct 27, 2014

Recently, I had the great pleasure of sitting down with Associate Director for Outreach and Development Programming for CAPS and all-around nice guy Gary Glass. The topic: relationships. Relationships in general, with no particular person in mind. It was the first time I'd discussed the topic at length, ever. My conclusion? We should do this more often. So, here is a primer on the subject. More entries are on the way!

----

As I write this, it is 9:40am in the morning. In my long tenure of being awake for the past hour, I have already interacted with 8 people. My roommate. The dorm custodian. 2 refectory employees.  2 acquaintances across the quad. 2 close friends.

Had I not been writing this article, I doubt I would have given these interactions much thought.  I don’t think most Duke students would.  Maybe because it’s not trendy. Maybe because we claim not to have the time. Maybe because we’re scared of admitting how much we care.

That’s a shame.

Surely my morning would have been different, if not entirely unsatisfying, without these 8 people. Take that voice, coated in a rich southern twang, that warned me not to slip on the recently mopped Kilgo floors. That’s worth appreciating. Same can be said for the laughter shared with my close friend when she told me, in complete sincerity, that Nilla Wafers give her nightmares.

Oct 27, 2014

“We are from Brazil, Canada, China, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, UK, Vietnam and many other countries. We are students, scholars, postdocs and spouses. What unites us all is Taxes.” This is not a Tom Lehrer song, but about the last workshop of the Fall 2014 CLG Series, presented by Dr. Li-Chen Chin of IHouse.

Events

Loading content...

Loading Events, please wait...  

Highlighted

International Student Housing

International House and our colleagues at Community Housing can help you through the housing process, whatever your needs or difficulties may be. View the video, or read more.

Connect with our Department: