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In North Carolina, Students Are not Alone During the Countdown to College

Usually a quiet space reserved for studying, the library of Orange County High recently became the grounds for a discussion of college accessibility and affordability. On October 16, 2018, U.S. Read More

The Duke Habitat for Humanity club kicks off their annual home build

A cold, rainy autumn morning could not deter thirteen members of the Duke community from kicking off this year’s Duke Habitat for Humanity building project on a recent Saturday. This Read More

The Visions Team Returns to Durham

Every year, Durham Public Schools teachers and administrators are given the opportunity to apply for the Visions “Connecting the Americas” program. This annual program serves as a professional development experience Read More

This summer, Duke students are introduced to two Durhams

Two years ago, Alice Liao moved from Singapore to Durham to pursue a degree in statistics from Duke University. As an international student, Liao thought it was important to get Read More

Durham Leaders Discuss the City’s Economic Growth with Duke Students

While taking part in a recent panel discussion, six Duke students learned about the history of Durham’s economy, from the tobacco production days of the 1900s to the current challenges Read More

Nonprofits, Apply for a Community Care Fund Grant

This July, Triangle nonprofits are invited to apply for a Duke Community Care Fund grant. The Community Care Fund is a competitive grantmaking program funded by Duke employee donations to Read More

Duke alums, retirees volunteer at Lakewood Elementary

Paintbrushes in hand, Duke alumni and retirees worked together Saturday morning to tackle beautification and repair projects at Durham’s Lakewood Elementary School. The Duke Alumni Association, in partnership with Duke Read More

The Closs Family Preps for their Fourth National Bee

  One visit to the Closs family hive confirms their enthusiasm for spelling bees. There’s a sunflower-yellow metal bee sculpture adjacent to the front door. Inside the house, bookshelves are Read More

Duke tutoring program celebrates 20 years

Every week during the academic year, nearly 130 Duke students visit school classrooms and nonprofits to tutor young students. The Duke undergraduate and graduate students serve as tutors in Duke’s Read More

Duke students award grants to 17 Durham nonprofits

Betsy Crites had 10 minutes to deliver her pitch for a $500 grant. On a recent Monday evening in April, Crites, co-coordinator of food security nonprofit End Hunger Durham, visited Read More