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Lily Koning
Yui and Friends at Global Cafe

Yui Tsuzuki arrived in Durham six months ago with her husband, who is a visiting scholar at the Duke Law School. They call Japan home. In the following interview, Yui shares about her experiences as an International Spouse in the U.S.

How did you feel when you first arrived in the United States? What surprised you?

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Isabella Wang
Indonesia Flag

This week we’re traveling to Southeast Asia to visit Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populated country!

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photo of Judith Ruderman, PhD '76, former Duke University vice provost for Academic and Administrative Services and Adjunct Professor of English
Judith Ruderman, PhD '76, former Vice Provost for Academic and Administrative Services and Adjunct Professor of English at Duke University

As we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Freeman Center for Jewish Life, one

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Lily Koning
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This week, we received a request from a member of our undergraduate international student community. As the only Gambian undergrad at Duke, he suggested that we highlight the flag of the Republic of the Gambia. We thought it was a great idea!

                       

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A New Perspective on Old Habits:

Considering Data Collection Through An Inventive Lens

We are entering a new year, a new decade even.  Sometimes the urge to chuck everything and start over in terms of assessment can be strong.  That urge can even be valid at times when completely changing program structure or content.  More often however, this urge comes when looking over familiar programming and trying to think of ways to innovate, or to stay current.

More and more the conversation around assessment has shifted to alternative methods of data collection.  How can we find ways to collect data unobtrusively? How can we integrate data collection into programs and initiatives rather than being separate and post-event? How can we perhaps even make it fun! [Yes, unbelievably, assessment is sometimes perceived as not fun…]. 

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REFLECTING ON A DECADE: A Timeline of Impactful Events from 2010 to the Present, Contributed to by Campus Life Directors

2010-2020: From below and from above Duke has changed over the past decade. The Chapel is still here, but new spaces have emerged, and we have grown too!  Duke changed our work. Duke made us more creative, more engaged, greener and savvier, but it’s also challenged us and at times provoked us to speak out about injustice.

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Isabella Wang
Zimbabwe Flag

Zimbabwe is set in south-central Africa, between two of the well-known African rivers, the Limpopo and the Zambezi. It won its independence in 1980.

Zimbabwe’s former president, Robert Gabriel Mugabe, was one of the oldest and longest-serving leaders of a non-royal country in the world. He has served as the leader of Zimbabwe for the past 36 years. He was succeeded in 2017.

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Lily Koning
the Philippines

The Republic of the Philippines is an archipelago in Southeast Asia located between the South China Sea and the Pacific Ocean. The nation is made up of more than 7,641 islands, the largest of which is Luzon. Both the Manila, the capital, and Quezon City, the most populous city, are located on Luzon.

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