Blog Author:
Isabella Wang
Flags of the Week for Spring 2021

This spring, we wrote 13 Flag of the Week articles with countries from the Middle East, Europe, Africa, South America, and Asia!


Middle East: Israel, United Arab Emirates

Europe: Belarus, Ukraine, Monaco

Africa: Eswatini, Cameroon

South America: Peru, Guyana, Suriname

Asia: Vietnam

Brinner at Marketplace

BRINNER (Breakfast for Dinner) AT MARKETPLACE

April 24th, 2021

5:00 pm – 9:30 pm



Scrambled eggs with cheddar cheese (v, gf, egg, milk, soy,)

Poached salmon (fish, gf) Lemon butter sauce (gf, milk)

Asparagus (v+, gf, soy)

Bull City Sausage gravy (wheat, milk) and biscuits (wheat, milk, soy)

Hillsboro Rd Home fries (soy, v+, gf)

Boiled eggs (v, gf. Egg)


Climate Conscious Dining Dinner
Earth Day-April 22nd, 2021

What does climate conscious dining mean?

Local - low food miles!

Real Food - not highly processed or packaged!

Organic - low chemical impact on the soil!

Plant Forward - fill your plate with plant-based foods!


1892 Grille

Local grilled Hamburger (gf, Halal w/o bun)

Beyond burgers (v+, gf)

Local grilled Chicken breast (gf, Halal)

Grilled Mahi Mahi (gf, fish) with spicy local spring cabbage slaw(v+,gf)

Onion Rings (v+, wheat, soy, milk)


Not quite Beef and Broccoli (v+, soy, wheat)

Blog Author:
Rebecca Melaku
Georgia Flag

Georgia is located in southwest Asia where it is bordered by Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Turkey. Geographically, Georgia is a little smaller than South Carolina, USA. Tbilisi is Georgia's capital and largest city. Most of the population resides in the central valley where Tbilisi is located, as well as in Kutaisi and Batumi.

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Wellness Day Planning Committee


April 12, 2021, marked the first annual Wellness Day at Duke. The day was one of celebration and reflection--acknowledging all students have managed over this past unprecedented year, while also recognizing the need for a moment to pause and reflect as they prepare to head into the last weeks of the semester and finals. It was wonderful to see the Duke community out and about on campus enjoying the day and participating in fun, relaxing activities. The day provided a sense of ‘normalcy’ and was a breath of fresh air in an otherwise non-traditional year.  As part of the planning committee, it was a pleasure working with our on-campus partners who came up with amazing activities to offer to the Duke community. 

Blog Author:
Isabella Wang
Suriname Flag

This week we visit Suriname, a country on the northern coast of South America.



In celebration of LDOC (4/23) several Duke Dining locations are offering special menu items and pricing. Specials are available on LDOC, only. Please see below for participating locations and the food truck schedule.


Lunch: spicy fried chicken sandwich served with a side item at the 1892 Grille station

JB’s Roasts & Chops- $10


Our annual customer appreciation cruise-themed dinner might look a bit different this year, but we still have a great menu in store for you! Each day we will focus on a different country/region, bringing to you the authentic flavors of each destination!

Marketplace Customer Appreciation Cruise-Around-The-World Week 
April 13th-16th




Grilled Mahi Mahi Bahamian Style (Fish, GF)

Chicken Santiago (drumsticks) with Calypso Sauce (Milk, soy, garlic, egg, GF)

Fried Plantains (soy, GF,) (V+)

Braised cabbage (V, GF, Milk)

Yucca Fries with Pickled Red Onion (V+, Soy, GF)

Pigeon Peas and Rice (V+, GF)

Blog Author:
Rebecca Melaku
Cameroon Flag

Located in West Africa, Cameroon is bordered by Nigeria, Chad, the Central African Republic, the Republic of the Congo, Gabon, and Equatorial Guinea. In addition, Cameroon is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the southwest. Yaoundé is the capital of Cameroon. Christianity and Islam are the major religions. Cameroon’s official languages are English and French, but with about 250 different groups tied to Cameroon, more than 270 languages and dialects are spoken. The Niger-Congo group alone has 169 languages.

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Office of Student Veterans


Paul Dillon Headshot

In honor of Vietnam War Veterans Day, we wanted to highlight one of our own. Paul A. Dillon grew up in the Chicago metropolitan area and graduated from John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland.