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Submitted by Dr. Zoila Airall, Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs for Campus Life
Blogging towards cultivating consciousness

Hi Class of 2016! My name is Krystina Quow and I’m a rising SENIOR. Not too long ago I was anxious and excited freshmen who couldn’t wait to start my Duke experience.  Before I came to Duke, I made a college checklist for orientation week:

My name is Jaimie Woo and I am an intern at the Duke Women’s Center. This summer, I’m interning at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and our organization is partnering with the National Task Force to End Sexual & Domestic Violence Against Women on a campaign to push Congress to pass the Senate version of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA- S. 1925) before the August recess.

Audience:
“Oh, you go to DUKE!?!” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard this remark since making the decision to spend four years of my life wandering around the Gothic Wonderland. Now, 3 years later and only two semesters away from joining all of the other “grown-ups” in the “real world,” I’m sitting on my bed, in a campus apartment, thinking about those hectic months leading up to my arrival on campus and the beginning of a new chapter in my life as I write this blog entry.

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.

At the university counseling center where I work, the students are limp with relief when the semester finally grinds to an end and summer arrives. For college students and graduate students around the country, summer brings a much-needed break from the pressures of the academic year. However, academic pressures are not the only challenges facing emerging adults, young people between the ages of 19-29. They are typically dealing with a wide range of challenges and stressors that are related to their stage of life; they are in the midst of a developmental process that can take quite a bit of fortitude to resolve.

What exactly does it look like to develop an “adult identity”? Basically, it looks like a young person starting to make decisions based on his or her own unique preferences and perspectives.

The Office of Student Conduct is moving to 200 Crowell Building, East Campus, on Thursday, June 28, 2012.  During this move you will not be able to reach us by phone or fax.  Email us at conduct@duke.edu with any concerns.  We look forward to serving you in our new location on Friday, June 29, 2012!

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Have you heard of True Blue? If you’re a returning Duke student, you probably remember bits and pieces from your busy orientation week. If you’re a student who is coming to Duke this fall you’ll get to see True Blue for yourself, soon enough!