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Blog Author:
Brian Njoroge

“If you do not take random naps, you are not living life” - despondent pre-med student after coming from a chemistry lab.

As finals season approaches, most of us find ourselves running low on sleep. CAPS recommends 6-8 hours of sleep to maximize productivity. Although napping daily isn’t advised (sad, right?), such times call for dire measures- in this case should suffice. No one wants to take the bus back to East or Central Campus or walk down the countless steps to your room in Edens (you might as well just go to Wilson if you needed to work out) just to take a nap.  I asked a couple of students- whose napping habits are questionable- for the perfect napping spots around the Campus Center. 

This list is in no preferential order.

It's already November! That means the fall semester is almost over and you may be asking yourself how you missed August, September, and October. Don't worry, it's easy for the semester to fly by so fast; especially with all of the opportunities on campus. To provide you with a quick recap UCAE Student Involvement has compiled a few infographics of semester highlights. Hopefully this fills you with some nostalgia for the past semester and encourages you to seek out new opportunities in the spring. 

Blog Author:
Kyle Fox

This summer has been fairly chaotic around the Bryan Center as the building underwent a massive facelift. When you get to campus this August it’s likely that you won’t even recognize the building. In fact, you’ll probably have many questions. “Where is the post office? Where is the UCAE Finance Team? Where did this futuristic chair come from? Where is all of that natural light coming from?” All good questions that I’m hoping to clear up a little with this blog post; however, you really need to stop by in person on Monday, August 26th for the grand reopening and check it all out for yourself.

Where is everything? That’s a very complex question, but here’s a brief answer: Upstairs, downstairs, and all over the BC. A longer and more detailed answer would layout the location of all of the changes, so here we go:

by Michael Habashi, Chair, Duke Honor Council, Trinity ‘13

#whatstheHonorCouncilandwhats#DukeEncourage

I like to think that the Honor Council is like the marketing club of the Duke Community Standard. (If you don’t know it by now, go memorize it…AFTER you’re done reading the rest of this blog, of course.)

Your character is a life-long project.

Make it an authentic one.

The Duke Authenticity Project asks you, the first-year student, to dig deep, discover, and explore your values and how they contribute to how you practice leadership. You will join in small and large group discussions, participate in educational workshops, and experience guided reflection with Duke faculty and staff. You will learn how values manifest in your daily life, and how your personal commitment to authenticity is core to your ability to lead, and lead well.

Learn to trust your truth. Sign up for the Duke Authenticity Project.

 

 

After entering the gates, the visible skyline is the first thing you notice in the dark: huge, lit-up Ferris wheels and towers of adrenaline-pumping rides. Once you get closer after maneuvering through crowds of equally ecstatic people, you start to take in the aromas of delicious deep-fried foods and the ringing noises of test-your-luck games.

Did you guess it already? There could be no other place like this around here but the North Carolina State Fair! 

Name:
Patrick Alva Oathout

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Hometown:Houston, TX, USA 

Major: Double Major: Public Policy & Philosophy

Leadership Experiences:Duke Student Government, Executive Vice President, Duke Colloquium Fellows, President and Founder, Spent thesummer in Amman, Jordan teaching English to refugees, Columnist for the Duke Chronicle, Point Scholar

Thumbnail In this post, Dr. Christy Lohr Sapp, Associate Dean for Religious Life, shares her thoughts on collaboration and relationship building as important components of interfaith dialogue.  â€˜Collaboration’ is a noted dimension of the Duke University Leadership Framework.     

This blog was written by Laura Neubauer ('13), and was based on an interview with Franca Alphin conducted  in the spring of 2012.

When you think of replenishment beverages after working out, what comes to mind? I tend to think of sports drinks such as Gatorade or Powerade, or those “mix it yourself” drinks such as Endurox. I was surprised to learn, though, that it is chocolate milk that provides your body exactly what it needs post-workout.