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  • Audience Scores at Gullah Geechee Gala

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    The audience sang with Ronald Daise and answered his history questions in game show style during the Gullah Geechee Gala. Chairman of the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission and former host of the Nickelodeon television program Gullah Gullah Island, Daise visited Duke University on April 22, 2013 to kick off the B.N. Duke Scholars […]

    Posted April 23rd, 2013    |    Read More
  • Why I’m Here

    Will Woodhouse
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    I had two experiences yesterday that powerfully reminded me of why I am here in Central America, working in a healthcare clinic. The first experience reminded me of what pushed me into medicine in the first place and who has helped me along the way, and the second reinforced to me why I need to […]

    Posted July 24th, 2012    |    Read More
  • The Best Orange I’ve Ever Had

    Will Woodhouse
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    Last Friday a great thing happened to me. I got lost. After work Friday afternoon, I stayed true to my typical routine and took the bus home from work, changed out of my work clothes, and relaxed a little bit at my host family’s house. About mid-afternoon, I decided to embark on a cultural experience, […]

    Posted July 17th, 2012    |    Read More
  • Cherish Every Moment

    Casey Edwards
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    If there is one thing I’m sure I’ve heard God tell me during my time in Africa this summer, it’s to slow down and enjoy the present. Don’t worry about tomorrow; don’t worry about next week or next month or even next year (because yes, my thoughts in the past month have wandered on more […]

    Posted June 25th, 2012    |    Read More
  • Mountains, Marinas, and Civil Wars

    Erin Harrington
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    Yesterday I was lucky enough to have a personal tour of Beirut from a good family friend, Dr. Rebeiz. Dr. Rebeiz grew up in Beirut, attended AUB, completed his fellowship and residency at Duke, and returned to Beirut shortly after to work as a cardiologist at the AUB hospital. He met me at Starbucks (guilty) […]

    Posted June 21st, 2012    |    Read More
  • Week 8: A final week in South Africa

    David Hong
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    Week 8 marked my last week in South Africa and it sure was busy! I had initially planned to use this time solely to train Zhaun, but we still had a lot to prepare for the exhibition. The time would need to be spent working with the students to finish up their projects. Furthermore, we […]

    Posted August 3rd, 2011    |    Read More
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