Coming to Edens, I was extremely nervous about how things would turn out. The majority of my dorm mates freshmen year were people I did not feel connected to, and my RA was usually MIA. More than that, people always talk about Edens as a sort of âblack holeâ of West Campus because of it being the farthest dorm from all the academic buildings and the Bryan Center.
Looking for off-campus housing? Housing, Dining and Residence Life (HDRL) has you covered!
We are proud to announce the launch of a new website to simplify the off-campus housing search for students, parents, faculty and staff, and for area property owners and managers.
It isn't uncommon for Fares Hanna, the owner of Twinnie's and Blue Express eateries on campus, to spend time researching user-friendly, compostable to-go containers or rearranging his kitchens to accommodate reusable china and silverware.
Both locations were just crowned "Most Improved" in the Green Dining Awards, which highlights Duke eateries and their sustainable practices every year, since 2010.
My first post goes out to the freshman. Welcome to Duke! I hope the start of your Duke experience has been as much of a whirlwind for you as it was for me! I remember these first couple weeks at Duke being exciting, challenging, ridiculous, silly, daunting, and many times, a bit lonely. Some people have a seamless transition into Duke, but those people are few, and far between. I want to encourage those freshman still struggling to find your place here. It doesn’t happen over night, nor should it! If you haven’t found your crew, don’t worry, chances are neither have most people. You are not alone.
I must have been asked at least a hundred times so far, “So Casey, why did you come to Duke?” And my answer is always the same. I tell the story of being on the wait-list and receiving a surprising phone call from the admissions office. I wish I could finish the story by telling people I jumped with glee at the exciting news, but the truth is I had already decided to go to Drexel. Although I wasn’t overly anxious to live in Philadelphia, I wanted the process of choosing a college to be over. I was also upset that Duke hadn’t accepted me sooner than mid-May. But no matter how sour I was over my college decision, I just couldn’t say no to Duke University.
Submitted by Dorielle Obanor
Many folks around the nation have embraced the “Eat Local” movement, in regard to meat, produce and dairy, but not much attention has been paid to fish. EAT LOCAL FISH DAY on Tuesday, 9/25 will introduce you to sustainable seafood.
Please join Duke Dining and Bon Appetit Management Company at the Marketplace on East Campus on Tuesday, 9/25 at lunchtime, for the Eat Local Fish Challenge. Helpful apps, recipes and extensive research will be available to all and sustainable fish populations will be highlighted.
Please join Duke Dining as we celebrate the Grand Opening of Au Bon Pain, located in the Bryan Center, on Wednesday, September 12, 2012.
The day will be filled with raffles, samplings and give-a-ways with the ribbon cutting ceremony at 2:45. Enter the raffle by 2:15 to have a chance at winning an Au Bon Pain gift basket. Gift baskets will be raffled at 2:30 and 3:00.
The Summer Reading Series is a long-standing tradition at Duke, building a community of conversation for first-year students around a common reading. Now, campus-wide, Duke is joining our newest class, taking new looks at Anne Patchett's A State of Wonder. From the visual arts, to expert academic analysis, to the new DukeReads program, everyone is invited to engage in the discussion.
From Book to Art Exhibit:
A new art exhibition at Duke's Nasher Museum of Art
takes its inspiration from the freshman class summer reading book.