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Phoebe Kiburi

Jordan is a sovereign Arab state in western Asia, on the East Bank of the Jordan River. Jordan is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the south, Iraq to the north-east, Syria to the north, Israel and Palestine to the west. The Dead Sea lies along its western borders and the country has a small shoreline on the Red Sea in its extreme south-west, but is otherwise landlocked. Jordan is strategically located at the crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe. The capital, Amman, is Jordan's most populous city as well as the country's economic, political and cultural centre.

Blog Author:
Phoebe Kiburi

   Tunisia is a sovereign state in Northwest Africa, covering 165,000 square kilometers. Its northernmost point, Cape Angela, is the northernmost point on the African continent. It is bordered by Algeria to the west and southwest, Libya to the southeast, and the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east. Tunisia's population was estimated to be just under 11.93 million in 2016. Tunisia's name is derived from its capital city, Tunis, which is located on its northeast coast. 

Blog Author:
Phoebe Kiburi

Turkey is a transcontinental country in Eurasia, mainly in Anatolia in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe.Turkey is bordered by eight countries with Greece and Bulgaria to the northwest; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia, the Azerbaijan and Iran to the east; and Iraq and Syria to the south. The country is encircled by seas on three sides with the Aegean Sea to the west, the Black Sea to the north, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. The Bosphorus, the Sea of Marmara, and the Dardanelles, which together form the Turkish Straits, divide Thrace and Anatolia and separate Europe and Asia. Ankara is the capital while Istanbul is the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial centre, classified as a leading global city.

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Chanticleer Staff

A Reminder From The Chanticleer

The Chanticleer is Duke's yearbook and has, since its founding in 1912, photographed student life at Duke. From basketball games and dance showcases to Perkins study sessions and senior portraits, we’ve got it covered! As the end of the year approaches and our entirely student-run team works fervently to put together another award-winning edition, we would like to encourage you to purchase a copy so that your student will never forget their moments at Duke.

Blog Author:
Kyle Fox

 

 

Announcement of Nominees

Congratulations to the following students, organizations, faculty and staff, who have been nominated to receive Duke University's most prestigious campus-wide honors for student leadership and service. Awards recipients and nominees will be celebrated at In The Spotlight on April 17, 2018, 5 pm, Penn Pavilion. The event is open to the Duke community.

In The Spotlight 2018
Award Nominees

Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award
Michaela Stith
Isaiah Carter
Jamie Dohopolski
Elizabeth Barahona
Rachel Skelton

Audience:
Blog Author:
Kip Frey - Vice Provost for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

The Duke Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative brings to life and deepens Duke’s enduring commitment to knowledge in the service of society. We seek to make Duke an agent of transformation through entrepreneurial spirit, generating innovations from the ideas that grow at the university and translating those innovations to positively impact individuals, communities, institutions and societies. We seek to inspire and prepare all members of the university community for innovative leadership and to actively support and encourage the Duke entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Blog Author:
Phoebe Kiburi

Malta  is a Southern European island country consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea. It lies 80 km  south of Italy, 284 km east of Tunisia, and 333 km north of Libya. The country covers just over 316 km2, with a population of just under 450,000, making it one of the world's smallest and most densely populated countries. The capital of Malta is Valletta, which at 0.8 km2, is the smallest national capital in the European Union by area. Malta has two official languages, which are Maltese and English. However, the Maltese language is also regarded as the national language of the island.

Blog Author:
Phoebe Kiburi

Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in South Asia, located southeast of India and northeast of the Maldives.

Sri Lanka

The island is home to many cultures, languages and ethnicities. The majority of the population is from the Sinhalese ethnicity, while a large minority of Tamils have also played an influential role in the island's history; Christians in both groups are recent converts who have kept the traditional culture. Moors, Burghers, Malays, Chinese, and the aboriginal Vedda are also established groups on the island.

Blog Author:
Phoebe Kiburi
Claus

Can you please tell us a bit about yourself?

My name is Claus Halberg, and I am a philosopher. I come from Norway. I grew up in a small, quiet place between the coastal towns of Arendal and Tvedestrand in the south of the country, with my parents and my older sister. I’m married to a fantastic woman who is with me here at Duke.

How was your experience growing up?

Blog Author:
Phoebe Kiburi

Gabon is a sovereign state on the west coast of Central Africa. Located on the equator, Gabon is bordered by Equatorial Guinea to the northwest, Cameroon to the north, the Republic of the Congo on the east and south, and the Gulf of Guinea to the west. It has an area of nearly 270,000 square kilometers and its population is estimated at 2 million people. Its capital and largest city is Libreville.


Since its independence from France in 1960, Gabon has had three presidents. In the early 1990s, Gabon introduced a multi-party system and a new democratic constitution that allowed for a more transparent electoral process and reformed many governmental institutions. Gabon was also a temporary member of the United Nations Security Council for the 2010–2011 term.