You did it, finals are over and it is time for a month away from the books. Whether you are working, taking it easy, or have a great trip lined up, chances are you will be traveling at some point during the winter break. Let’s face it when traveling there isn’t an abundance of appetizing and energizing snack options, also eating on the road can be a budget buster. With a little advanced planning you can satisfy your taste buds and save yourself some time and money.
Student Health East is closed through the end of the Spring 2014 semester. We are available to address your health concerns at the main Student Health Center on West Campus, located on Flowers Drive across from Duke Gardens. Please call us at 919-681-9355, or you may schedule an appointment online: http://studentaffairs.duke.edu/studenthealth/make-appointment
In the event of an emergency or life-threatening illness, please call 911.
Duke University Dean of Students Sue Wasiolek announced today that Dr. Wanda Collins has been hired as the new director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at Duke. Collins, currently the director of the Counseling Center at American University in Washington, D.C., will start March 3, 2014, in this critical campus role.
Nobody ever told me that sometimes Duke was going to suck. Nobody told me that I would study night and day for two weeks for a single exam only to get my first C. Nobody told me that after weeks of trying to find a group of friends I would still feel like an outsider. I missed the memo saying that I would feel like I didn’t deserve to be at Duke because while it seemed that everyone around me was curing cancer, feeding the hungry and playing three club sports on the side, I wasn’t involved in a single extracurricular. There are times when being a Duke student feels like punishment.
I can’t take credit for the quote but boy did this resonate with me. It would appear that we have moved in a direction where we use numbers to validate everything about us: BMI and weight speaks to our appearance, grams of protein, fat, and carbohydrate tell us how “healthy” we are, body fat analysis speaks to our leanness, grades speak to our intelligence, and bank statements touch on our wealth. I can’t help but wonder if this “numeric trend” isn’t having a negative impact on life satisfaction, but particularly on how we feel about our food and dining experiences – it has certainly lead to a lot of confusion about what to eat. Daily, I meet with people that tell me they eat “healthy” but then go on to say they’re not satisfied, or worse yet, don’t like what they’re eating—how healthy is that? Eating was never intended to be a numbers game, food is not a number.
The Student Health Center will be closed from Thursday, November 28th, through Sunday, December 1st, in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. We will re-open with normal operating hours on Monday, December 2nd, at 8:30am.
The East Campus Clinic will be closed from Wednesday, November 27th, through Sunday, December 1st, and will re-open with normal operating hours on Monday, December 2nd, at 8:30am.
During Closed Hours: For nurse advice or heatlhcare options, please call 919-681-9355.
For my whole life, I’ve identified myself as a military brat. My dad graduated from the Naval Academy, and served as a Marine for 29 years. I was 17 when he “retired” and went to work for Amazon, but after a few months he joined the State Department. He now lives in Khartoum, Sudan and works at the embassy. Sometimes it’s surprising that my dad’s career has been such a defining factor in my identity, but I am appreciative of the values my 19 year adventure has instilled in me.