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  • Jacob Tobia Hits the Airwaves – MTV & HuffPost

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    BN Duke alum Jacob Tobia hits the airwaves, on MTV and HuffPost. Click here to watch the November 12 appearance on HuffPost Live. Then tune in to MTV, at 11 p.m., on November 17 for Jacob’s time on “True Life.” Jacob: “I filmed an episode of MTV’s “True Life” that documented the experiences of myself […]

    Posted November 12th, 2015    |    Read More
  • 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
  • Hard Lessons – Truth and Mourning in S.C.

    The Benjamin N. Duke Scholars anticipated many challenges during their annual Carolina Summer of Service in South Carolina’s Lowcountry, but finding themselves so close, both geographically and emotionally, to a church massacre was not one of them. Emanuel A.M.E. Church stands little more than an hour’s drive from Georgetown, S.C., where ten B.N. Scholars, all […]

    Posted July 1st, 2015    |    Read More
  • Engineering Professor Named Director of B.N. Duke Scholarship Program


      Michael Gustafson, who earned three degrees from Duke and teaches in the Pratt School of Engineering, will serve as faculty director of the B.N. Duke Scholarship program, Steve Nowicki, dean and vice provost for undergraduate education, announced Tuesday. The B.N. Duke Scholarship program, housed in the Office of Undergraduate Scholars and Fellows (OUSF), selects residents of […]

    Posted June 25th, 2015    |    Read More
  • Class of 2019 on the Way


    Ten North and South Carolina students, this summer, are preparing to join the Benjamin N. Duke Scholarship program. The scholars were selected by Duke University, in May and will be joining their fellow scholars and the entire Class of 2019 in August when classes get underway. Read all about the ten new B.N. Duke Scholars […]

    Posted June 10th, 2015    |    Read More
  • Carolina Summer of Service 2015

    The B.N. Duke Class of 2018 Scholars are in Georgetown, South Carolina and they’re ready to pull up their sleeves and work. These service leaders will be helping the community in a number of areas, ranging from education, to healthcare, to historic preservation. Follow their good works in this Carolina Summer of Service Blog.

    Posted May 26th, 2015    |    Read More
  • The Drive to Serve: Quinn Holmquist in Haiti

    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
  • Carolina Summer of Service 2014

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    B.N. Duke Scholars Maggie Booz and John Victor Alencar describe their experiences during the program’s annual Carolina Summer of Service and the lessons they still carry with them long after their Lowcountry summer ended. Watch the video.    

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


      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

    “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

Choosing to come to Duke and be a B.N. Duke Scholar had everything to do with choosing the corner where the people would support us the most zealously, where we could explode in pursuit of our passions, and where opportunities were not scarce. Stesha Doku Charlotte, NC

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