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“Discouragement doesn’t have to be debilitating. If anything, discouragement should drive you to open your own doors and design your own future.”
President Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera
“We should not take democracies for granted. It’s becoming more and more common to see how they can fail.”
“Is America better off trying to invest its resources to address problems in the Middle East before they become crises, or to protect ourselves from the export of those crises to the United States?”
Karen M. Davis
“It is important to have women in technology fields. If everyone is the same on your team you do not leave room for innovation.”
“There is not a finite amount of freedom in this country. This is not a pie where there are only so many pieces to give away.”
General Joseph F. Dunford Jr.
“We work for the American people and we’re conscious of that.”
“As a black journalist I’m walking a tight line between not making things worse by downplaying problems within the black community, and not validating racial stereotypes.”
“What my education gave me was perspective—that the life I was leading was just one of many possible lives—and the will to choose.”
Duke in Action
Duke’s Mission Impossible Challenge
Duke engineering students took on a tough challenge during a design skills course with Professor Greg Twiss. They built remote controlled amphibious all-terrain vehicles. The course culminated with a mission at Duke Gardens where the vehicles had to traverse land, water and air.
Duke in the World
With a medical school in Singapore, a campus in China and programs from Russia to Peru, Duke has become a global university, one whose home campus is filled with the perspectives of people from around the world.
Duke in Durham
Durham’s distinctive neighborhoods and thriving businesses combine the friendliness of a small city with tasty dining, lively arts and an entrepreneurial spirit. Durham is diverse, dynamic and a great place to live.