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Sarabesh Natarajan & New Student and Family Programs

Sarabesh Natarajan is a senior studying chemistry in the Trinity College of Arts and Science from Charlotte, North Carolina. He has served as a Resident Assistant (RA) on East Campus for three years. Sarabesh provided New Student and Family Programs with some insight on a day in the life of an RA: 

Q: In what ways do you intentionally make efforts to support student success through your role as a Resident Advisor (RA)?  
A: As a senior, I’m in a position where I can reflect on my time at Duke and give advice to my freshman residents on how to have a successful and fun college career. And that’s what I do! I try to make myself available to foster these conversations, whether it be through reminding them that I’m here for them or through hosting casual events in the dorm that bring me and them together.

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Clara Bonzi Teixeira
Ireland Infographics, see the text below for details

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Ireland

Ireland is a country in western Europe with a 2,000 mile-long coastline on the Atlantic.

Symbols on the Flag

[picture of Irish flag, featuring three vertical stripes]

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Debbie Hughes, Senior Academic Guide

Introduced in Fall 2020, the Academic Guides program is a Duke Endowment funded initiative of the Office of Undergraduate Education. Members of this team create evidence-based, holistic approaches to student engagement that support students’ academic and emotional well-being and build resilience. By placing the Academic Guides’ offices in the residence halls on West Campus, the program seeks to normalize help-seeking and expand access to available academic services. 

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Jewish Life at Duke

The Freeman Center for Jewish Life, located on Duke's campus, opened in 1999, providing a home for Jewish Life at Duke and the Rubenstein-Silvers Hillel and for the Duke Jewish community to gather, celebrate, learn, and pray together. As you've read in our history, though, you know that Jewish student centers, and Jewish communities especially, existed on campus long before the Freeman Center was built. 

What was Jewish life at Duke like in the 1950s?

Class of 1958 alumna Charlene Nachman Waldman shared the following photos and reflection with us:

Duke Jewish Students in the 50s at Hillel Shabbat in Divinity School
1954 or 1955. Duke Jewish Students in the 50s at Hillel Shabbat meeting at Duke's Divinity School. L to R: A Duke student, Marvin Marx, Bob Nolan, Chick Becker, Saul Bendayan, Howard Block and Bernie Goldstein
Alpha Epsilon Phi 1950s
Yearbook photo of the sorority Alpha Epsilon Phi from the 1950s
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Looking for information on Spring 2022 Semester?

For the latest updates about returning to campus for Spring Semester 2022, visit the Duke United website.

For all messages sent to students with COVID-related and return to campus information, visit the Updates for Students page.

For information on the COVID vaccine and booster requirements, visit Duke’s COVID Vaccine website.

 

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Clara Bonzi Teixeira
Egypt Infographics, see the text below for details

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Egypt

Egypt is a country located in the northeastern corner of Africa.

Symbols on the Flag

[image of Egyptian flag]

The eagle represents strength and power; white symbolizes peace and purity; black symbolizes the dark period of occupation; red represents the blood of Egyptians in the war against colonization

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The message below was sent to all chapter presidents, council officers, and advisors.

Thursday, November 30, 2021

Hello, chapter presidents, council officers, and advisors, 

Writing this morning to notify you that the University has been made aware of our eight Panhellenic Council organizations’ decisions to forgo university recognition and start a Durham Panhellenic Council effective tomorrow, December 1, 2021. It is our understanding that a formal announcement will be made later today, and we wanted you to hear this officially from us first. 

Thanksgiving at The Skillet

Join us for a special Thanksgiving at The Skillet!

Thursday November 25, 2021
11am-2pm
$14.25 per person

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