Shortly after the World Trade Center complex was completed, acrobat Philippe Petit tight-roped across the gap between the two buildings, a quarter mile above the New York City streets.
The Summer Reading Program is designed to give incoming students a shared intellectual experience with other members of their class. The Duke Summer Reading selection committee is comprised of faculty, staff, and students.
The book is used as a part of the orientation welcome week activities, which will include small group discussions and a visit from the author. In addition to being readable, enjoyable and engaging, the Summer Reading selections must:
- Enrich the intellectual life of students.
- Promote a shared/common experience among first-year students.
- Prompt stimulating debate and lively discussion outside of the classroom.
- Foster interaction between and among peers.
Hi! My name is Ayan and I am a rising senior. I am pre-law and majoring in Psychology and minoring in International Comparative studies with a focus on the Middle East. I was lucky enough to participate in the first ever Duke in the Arab World program and got to travel to Doha, Qatar and Cairo, Egypt this summer. It was HOT but I loved every second of my time abroad.
Hello Class of 2016! Congratulations on getting into Duke! I hope you are excited to starting school this fall because you have no idea what is coming your way! I realize that each school says their college offers a unique experience, but here, in the small town of Durham you will be living out the unique Duke experience, seriously. In the first month at Duke you will know what I am talking about.
Many clubs, activities, and opportunities await you at Duke. You can be involved with research, volunteering in the Durham community, participate in an organization that mirrors your passion, whatever it is you want to do, you can start here. Freshman year is a new beginning! With so many activities along with the school workload it can be easy to forget about your health.
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Hello my name is Jessie Lu, and I am a junior from Guangzhou, China. I major in Public Policy, minor in Psychology and have a Market Management Study Certificate.
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.