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Jack D explains what happened:

As many of you know, early in the morning yesterday someone entered my dorm and sprawled on the wall of the first floor, “Death to all fags @ Jack.” In just five words and an ‘at’ symbol, my sense of security and safety on this campus was shattered. 

Efforts have been made to find the assailant but the likelihood of success seems minimal. However, the person who wrote on the wall is greatly unimportant.

I would like for people to understand who I am. I wish to be a peer and not a name. I grew up near Boston with a single mother and siblings. I played sports throughout school and spent summers volunteering. I am a freshman but have lived as a proudly out and visible gay man on Duke’s campus. I am Jack. I am the fag. I do not deserve this treatment. No one deserves this treatment.

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Dean Sue Wasiolek

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On our last day, before we said goodbye to Peru, we once again had some memorable, unexpected experiences.  We were stunned to awake to snowy weather, as the day before on Lake Titicaca had been glorious.

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After spending two days at Machu Picchu and several days visiting other ruins, spectacular churches and various Peruvian sites, it's hard to imagine that there is anything more spectacular in this country to see; however, today proved this assumption wrong.  I think it's fair to say

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Dean Sue Wasiolek

Yesterday was supposed to be slow and relaxing.  Somehow, it turned out to be quite busy!

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My name is Jason and I am a rising junior who is a Neuroscience major and Chemistry minor, but have always had a passion for wellness and healthy living, especially in the Duke community. This fall, I will once again be a part of the True Blue cast, though I am currently in Beirut, Lebanon with DukeEngage accomplishing some great strides in tobacco regulation and smoking cessation in the Middle East. The city here is absolutely beautiful and the food is delicious! I encourage all of you to apply to DukeEngage in the future; it’s a very enlightening, challenging, and eye-opening experience.