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  • BN Alumnus at Home in TeachHouse

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    B.N. Duke alumni Glenn Palmer ’14 and Benton Wise ’13 work alongside of each other, teaching at Southern High School, in Durham. Wise is also among the first group of first-year teachers to live in Duke’s TeachHouse.  At TeachHouse, two experienced teachers live alongside four brand-new ones, serving as mentors. Read more about it.   […]

    Posted September 3rd, 2015    |    Read More
  • Christmas 2013 Update

    Quinn Holmquist
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    Christmas 2013 Update Wow. I’ve got three semesters at Duke under my belt, and five more to go. I’ve learned more in the past three semesters – both academically and personally – than I have in my whole 18 years before Duke, and I credit my friends in the BN family, and the whole BN […]

    Posted March 5th, 2015    |    Read More
  • The Drive to Serve: Quinn Holmquist in Haiti

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    Come along with B.N. Duke scholar Quinn Holmquist during his International Summer of Service, in Haiti. He describes how he used his passion for service, love for learning languages and cultures, and academic curiosity, to make a memorable summer experience. Watch the video. TAKE A LOOK AT MORE B.N. DUKE SCHOLARS’ INTERNATIONAL SUMMER OF SERVICE […]

    Posted March 4th, 2015    |    Read More
  • Dominique Beaudry: The Right Thing

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      Awarded the Truman Scholarship for excellence in public service earlier this year, Dominique Beaudry’s passion for education and social change is evident in most everything she does. Teaching is her tool. She tutors in Durham Public Schools and with Partners for Youth Opportunities Durham. This summer, Beaudry taught social studies to underserved Miami middle […]

    Posted February 9th, 2015    |    Read More
  • Clearing the Air: Carina Barnett-Loro

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    “I’m one of those weird people who has always known what I wanted to do.” What Benjamin Newton Duke Scholar alumna Carina Barnett-Loro calls “weird,” some people would consider enviably driven, with a clear focus on the future. “In fifth grade I made a photo album with my mom and my goal was to be […]

    Posted February 4th, 2015    |    Read More
  • Zack Fowler on the B.N. Duke Community

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    Zack Fowler ’16 explains why he couldn’t wait to be a part of the Benjamin N. Duke Scholarship community.

    Posted January 26th, 2015    |    Read More
  • Carolina Summer of Service 2014

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    Ten rising sophomores are living and working together in Georgetown, SC to further the goals of the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor. Join them on their adventures as they blog about their summer of service!     John Victor Alencar Logan Beyer Maggie Booz Chuma Eruchalu Rachel Glenn Kristen Larson Bruna Liborio Tanner Lockhead Meghana […]

    Posted June 4th, 2014    |    Read More
  • Cheers – B.N. Style

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    B.N. Duke Scholars raised their glasses to toast the end of another academic year. Holding to tradition, the scholars held their annual observance on East Campus, surrounding the statue of their scholarship namesake, Benjamin Newton Duke. The time honored tradition took place on Monday, April 21, 2014.

    Posted April 29th, 2014    |    Read More
  • What the Lion King Got Wrong

    Quinn Holmquist
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    the story of how I made my college decision by Quinn Holmquist 20 August 2012 (Author’s note: This story is all true. If you are a high-school senior reading this, I hope you will find my experiences relatable and take away some wisdom. Really, though, anyone who has ever made a tough decision will relate […]

    Posted February 14th, 2014    |    Read More
  • BN Duke Carolina Summer of Service 2013

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    Fourteen rising sophomores are living and working together in Conway, SC to further the goals of the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor. Join them on their adventures as they blog about their summer of service! Chaarushi Ahuja Zack Fowler Alyssa Greenhouse John Hare-Grogg Quinn Holmquist Suqi Huang Emily Kragel Will Victor Thomas Vosburgh  

    Posted May 22nd, 2013    |    Read More
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