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Isabella Wang
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This week we travel to El Salvador! With a population of almost 7 million people, El Salvador is the most densely populated country in the Central Americas. It shares borders with Honduras and Guatemala and has a beautiful Pacific Ocean coastline. The country’s capital and largest city is San Salvador, and the country is divided into 14 departments, which are then divided into 262 municipalities.

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Clay Adams

 

As families know, Parent and Family Programs hosted our first-ever virtual Family Weekend October 16-18 complete with 25 synchronous and 3 asynchronous events for guests to join. Overall, Family Weekend was a great success with over 2,300 attendees across these programs which focused on institutional priorities, signature programs, and current happenings. Also as part of Family Weekend, the Division of Student Affairs hosted its annual Duke Parents Advisory Council (DPAC) fall meeting.  

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Blog Author:
Rebecca Melaku
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For this week’s flag of the week, let’s turn back the clock and dive into Yemen’s rich historical past.

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MJ Larrazabal & Ananya Vohra

Listen to the podcast here.

 

Transcript

Narrator: You are listening to the Duke University Parent and Family Programs podcast.

MJ: Hello, this is MJ Larrazabal from the Office of Parent and Family Programs at Duke University. Today, we have the pleasure of hearing from Ananya Vohra, a student currently completing her last year at Duke from her home in India. Thank you so much for taking the time to chat with us today, Ananya! Tell us a little about yourself.

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Jennifer Agor, Assistant Director, Duke Career Center

You might be considering positions in software engineering or others that will require a test of your technical skills.  In addition to the traditional behavioral interview (if you need help here, make an appointment with a career adviser and we can practice your behavioral interview skills), you may be asked to solve a problem in front of your interviewer. 

Here are some of the most important things to think about:

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Blog Author:
Isabella Wang
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This week, we travel to Latvia in northeastern Europe, the middle of the three Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania). Latvia borders the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Riga, with Estonia to the north, Russia to the East, Belarus to the southeast, and Lithuania to the south. Latvia also has one of the world’s oldest flags (only surpassed by Denmark)! Its current flag has been in use since 1280.

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A Devil's Perspective. Ivy Jiang '21

Is your room getting messy? Have no fear! The Career Center has curated and released virtual backgrounds for your Zoom needs. Check them out in the "Virtual Zoom Backgrounds" album on our Facebook!

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Blog Author:
Rebecca Melaku
Zhaochen and Audrey

Some consider the chilly weather to be the herald of autumn, while others consider it to be the changing color of leaves. According to Dr. Zhaochen Luo and Ms. Audrey Fenske, though, one of the true markers of the new season is enjoying a meal in the company of good friends.

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Blog Author:
Rebecca Melaku
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For this week’s flag of the week, we’re taking you to the heart of Africa: Zambia. This landlocked nation is bordered by eight countries, of which include the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Malawi to the east, Zimbabwe to the south, and Angola to the west. The capital city of Zambia is Lusaka, which is home to almost 3 million inhabitants. As of 2020, approximately 17.4 million people live in Zambia.

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Mask your face (not your voice), selective org planning pause, and #FindSanctuary with Duke Chapel

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Happy October!  

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COVID reminders

10 OR FEWER (YES, STILL)

While North Carolina regulations have recently changed, all Duke students are still required to adhere to university requirements limiting informal gatherings indoors or outdoors to 10 persons or fewer. These precautions should be practiced both on campus and off! The discipline you've shown so far is the reason we've been able to continue our classes and student life on campus. Keep up the good work!

Duke Gardens REMINDER

While many of us here in Durham would love an afternoon spent wandering Duke Gardens, sharing a gentle reminder that the gardens remain closed. Only very limited student access is permitted, and only for approved academic purposes through reservation by faculty or staff.

Goods news though—Duke has lots of other open green space to study or hang out in on campus while getting your nature fix!