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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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Ecuador

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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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. 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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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).

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.

The Duke University Career Center is excited to welcome you to your Master'€™s program. We are looking forward to meeting you this academic year.
 
Many Master'€™s students are surprised to find that for a number of industries, recruiting for internships begins early in the fall semester. Because this happens so soon after you arrive, we want to provide you with information and resources to help you prepare for your search before you arrive on campus.
Here are our top 5 suggestions for being prepared:

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Danielle Ngo

Officially known as The Republic of Costa Rica, Costa Rica is a country in Central America whose name literally translates to “rich coast” from Spanish. Costa Rica is south of Nicaragua, northwest of Panama, and bordered by the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea to the west and east respectively. There are two main cultures in Costa Rica divided by their locations: the Ticos (Costa Ricans) are typically located on the coast near the Pacific Ocean whereas the individuals living in Limón, on the Caribbean coast, are English-speaking and live in Afro-Costa Rican communities. Costa Rica has a total area of 51,100 square kilometers and a population of 4.59 million. Costa Rica also comprises of several islands, with the two major ones being the Cocos Island and Isla Calero.

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Earlier this month, the Class of 2017 officially joined the distinguished ranks of Duke alumni. To mark this occasion, Jewish Life at Duke hosted our annual Jewish Baccalaureate – a ceremony celebrating their intellectual, personal, and Jewish journeys at Duke. Parents, grandparents, siblings, and friends traveled from near and far to give a resounding “mazal tov!” to the new graduates and wish them well as they embark on the next chapter of their lives.  
 
Larry Moneta, Vice President for Student Affairs, offered the opening remarks. Dr. Moneta spoke about the value of “doing Jewish,” which he defined as: remembering the Holocaust, leading an ethical and moral life, working for justice and equality, being intellectually curious, and caring about Israel. In closing, he encouraged the students to “do Jewish” in their own unique ways.

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