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Blog Author:
Jordan Hale

Greetings Parents & Family members of the Duke Class of 2021-

My name is Jordan Hale and I am thrilled to be another one of the many faces to welcome you and your family to Duke. I serve as Director of New Student Programs and we are preparing to welcome your child and your family to their new home. Our team in New Student Programs hopes this letter will give you a TOP 5 list of things to get excited about/prepare for as you make your way to Durham.

Blog Author:
Danielle Ngo

Tanzania is a presidential constitutional republic country in Eastern Africa, located within the African Great Lakes region. The country has a population of 51.82 million and total area of 967,303 square kilometers, making it a bit more than twice the size of California. Although Tanzania’s capital city is Dodoma, its previous capital city, Dar es Salaam, is the country’s largest city and leading commercial center. Tanzania is also home to Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain.  

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Hello Parents,

Welcome to the Duke family we are incredibly excited for the incoming Class of 2021! Each year we are thrilled to welcome your sons and daughters to Duke University, their energy and passion inspires our community.

Beginning my fourteenth year at Duke, I serve as the Senior Associate Dean of Students and Director for Parent & Family Programs. I am truly honored to serve the Duke community in this capacity. Within my position I oversee our parent and family programs, on-call management and response team, off-campus student outreach and communications, and student veteran support among other responsibilities.

Blog Author:
Danielle Ngo

Estonia 

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Estonia is a democratic parliamentary republic country located in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. It is bordered by the Gulf of Finland to the north, the Baltic Sea to the west, Latvia to the south, and Lake Peipus and Russia to the east. Estonia has an area of 45,339 square kilometers and a population of 1.3 million, making it one of the least populous state of the European Union. It is divided into fifteen counties and its capital and largest city is Tallinn. Estonia’s territory also consists of 2,222 islands and islets in the Baltic Sea.

 

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It’s nice to meet you! Could you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Blog Author:
Kyle Cavanaugh & John Dailey

Dear Duke Class of 2021 Parent,

Welcome to Duke! Your student’s safety is our highest priority. We understand you may feel both excited and anxious, so we want to share some information that may help put you at ease.  

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Blog Author:
Danielle Ngo
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Ecuador is a representative democratic republic located in the northwestern region of South America. It is bordered on the north by Colombia, on the east and south by Peru, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean. Interestingly, Ecuador is one of only two countries in South America that is not bordered by Brazil. Ecuador has an area of 283,560 square kilometers and a population of 16.1 million. Its capital city, Quito, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978 in honor of its rich cultural heritage.

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Blog Author:
Danielle Ngo

Algeria is a sovereign state in North Africa located on the Mediterranean coast. It is the tenth-largest country in the world, with an area of 2.38 million square kilometers, and is the largest country in Africa. Thumbnail Its population is ranked 33rd in the world with 40.4 million citizens recorded in a 2016 estimate. Algeria is a semi-presidential republic, comprised of 48 provinces and 1,541 counties, and is bordered by Tunisia, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, and the Mediterranean Sea. The country’s name derives from its capital city, Algiers, which in turn derives from an Arabic word shortened from a phrase meaning “Islands of the Mazghanna Tribe.”

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Blog Author:
Danielle Ngo

Known officially as the Republic of Uzbekistan, Uzbekistan is a country located in Central Asia comprised of twelve provinces, one autonomous republic, and a capital city (Tashkent).

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Uzbekistan has a population of 32.1 million and an area of 448,978 square kilometers, making it Central Asia’s most populous country. Surprisingly, Uzbekistan has a rather young population. People younger than 14 account for about 34.1% of its total population. Uzbekistan is one of only two countries that are doubly landlocked, meaning it’s landlocked by countries that are also landlocked. The other country is Liechtenstein.

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Duke Student Health Nutrition

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“Pasta demand wanes as health-conscious consumers see it as carb demon”. This recent headline had us shaking are heads. According to this article pasta sales are declining even in Italy! Pasta makers are busily working to change their recipes and creating “healthier” versions of their products in hopes of appealing to a more health conscious consumer.