Tommy Lin is from Shanghai, China and is pursuing majors in Chemistry and Computer Science .
As a first year on Duke’s campus, odds are that you’ve heard about the Opportunity Buffet metaphor. Whether it’s when you’re overwhelmed and dripping in sweat at the Fall Activity Fair or frantically searching the course catalog during your registration window, you find yourself face-to-face with an all-you-can-eat selection of great experiences.
Je te donne (I Give You)
Jean-Jacques Goldman, Michael Jones
We choose this song "Je te donne/I Give You" (1985) by Jean-Jacques Goldman and Michael Jones because it speaks about supporting each other with love. December is a season rich in multiple and diverse celebrations, and even no celebrations depending on your identity, culture, and perspective. The message in this song reminds us that our embraced differences are actually gifts we can give to each other.
Engaging in a practice of reflection can not only provide a chance to slow down and think through your likes and dislikes but also make difficult decisions seem easier. You can see the benefits of reflecting more clearly if you continuously make time for it on a daily basis.
This week, we’re highlighting the European country of Croatia. Croatia lies on the Adriatic Sea and is part of the Balkan Peninsula.
Happy LDOC, Dukies!
You did it! One more hurdle to go - FINALS - then, a well-deserved winter break. Looking for places and spaces to unwind while studying for finals? We've got you covered with our comprehensive list of study breaks happening around campus.
Siddharth Kawadiya is a PhD student studying Environmental Engineering. Following a suggestion from his advisor in India, he decided to come to the U.S. in pursuit of more opportunities in his field. Siddharth has been working with Professor Marc Deshusses in the Pratt School of Engineering’s Sanitation Solutions Department. He started off with only a year-long thesis back in 2015, but ended up enjoying his time here and chose to extend it. Now, he is in his fourth year at Duke!
Enter the Career Center at any day of the week recently, and you will find hordes of students dressed in suits, ties, blazers, and maybe even a briefcase or two. You may ask yourself: Why are all my peers dressed so professionally? Did I time-travel ten years into the future? Does Drop-In Career Advising have a business attire requirement that I’m unaware of?
This week, we’re going to the southeast coast of Africa to celebrate Madagascar, the island that took humans 300,000 years to discover. It was colonized by settlers in 500 AD, 300,000 years after the first appearance of humans in Africa. The island’s secluded coves were historically safe havens for many pirates. Ile Sainte-Marie, four miles off the east coast, was known as “the island of pirates” on maps in the 1600’s.