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Blog Author:
Uzoma Ayogu

As we close out Black History Month - I reflect on my four years at Duke and the incredible Black leaders that have inspired me along the way.

I remember running to serve on Duke Student Government (DSG) as a senator of equity and outreach my freshman year and being devastated after losing. I thought that my tenure in student leadership had clearly come to an end because of this failure. Especially as a freshman you are typically used to coming first and being humbled by coming to Duke where you are no longer the smartest or brightest in the room is difficult.

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Dave McDonald, Ph.D., Assistant Director, Graduate Student Career Services

Do your career interests go beyond the course offerings of your department? The good news for you is that students of The Duke Graduate School, Divinity School, and Master's of Biostatistics program can take courses in the other schools at Duke.

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Larry Moneta, Ed.D. Vice President for Student Affairs

Dear students,

With Spring Break (for those of you who get the time off) about a week away, I wanted to take this opportunity to wish you well with the rest of the semester and offer a few thoughts about current events and their implications for many of you. It is not my intent to make this a political commentary, but I want to be sure to express my concerns for the many of you who might be feeling insecure or vulnerable right now as things rapidly change in the national scene. Here’s what I want to say:

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Duke Student Health Nutrition Services

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Blog Author:
Phoebe Kiburi

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Christina Plante, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center
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Blog Author:
Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture

media:document:9a7909ff-cbb9-4c6f-a535-f90dc5239466 As another Black History Month has come and gone, we thought we’d share just a little more with you so that you may continue to learn more about Black history Beyond February.  We hope that you had a chance to attend at least some of the events listed on the Black History Month calendar we shared at the start of the month (and will look forward to your submissions for next year).  Many thanks to all the presenting organizations that provided opportunities for us to deepen our engagement and increase our knowledge.
 

Blog Author:
Katie Colleran

Character. Collaboration. Citizenship. 3 C’s of Leadership

These are the words that the Center for Leadership Development and Social Action (LDSA) uses to discuss leadership learning with Duke students. We start with their values, move to how they work with and through others, and then look at the bigger picture of how they see themselves in the world. These three aspects come together to create change for the common good. We want our student leaders to be change makers. Leadership skills developed at Duke will also serve them well as leaders within their communities upon graduation. Whether large or small, LDSA wants students to recognize that their leadership is a contribution.

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Last weekend, the Jewish Student Union and Jewish Life at Duke teamed up for the sixth annual Duke B’nai Mitzvah program. Jessica Matthys, T'17, and Alex Merriman, T'17, took a momentous step in their Jewish journeys, celebrating their B’nai Mitzvah with Jewish Life at Duke.
 
Created in 2012 as a partnership between the Jewish Student Union and JLD, the annual B’nai Mitzvah program has become one of our most beloved offerings. So far, nine Jewish Duke students (and one JLD staff member) who had not previously become a Bar or Bat Mitzvah has celebrated this milestone right here at the Freeman Center for Jewish Life.  
 

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