Parent Letter

Parent Letter

My wife and I would like to thank you and your team for such an incredible and successful program you have led this summer. My son, …

 

Student’s Small Moments

Student’s Small Moments

The program has been amazing. I’ve mostly enjoyed the environment of being in college for four weeks. Also, meeting people from distinct cultures and ethnicity …

 

Thanks for a Great Summer!- Slide Show

Thanks for a Great Summer!- Slide Show

As the 2017 Duke Summer Session wraps up, take a moment to look back on some of the memories we as the Staff and Students made …

 

Taking A Peek Into the Leadership Classroom Pt. 4

Taking A Peek Into the Leadership Classroom Pt. 4

TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2017   Aaron Spruill   Today we headed to the library to do some pre-presentation practice with some teams from the global entrepreneur group. We …

 

No, Thank you!

No, Thank you!

As finals start wrapping up, happiness and kindness are overflowing on Duke’s campus. Saying thank you to each other would simply never be enough. As …

 

Relax, you’ve got this!

Relax, you’ve got this!

As the week wraps up students prepare for final exams! Just remember students that you have worked hard and come so far. Stay positive, …

 

Global Researcher Takes the Medical Center

Global Researcher Takes the Medical Center

Today the Global Researcher class had the opportunity to tour the Duke University Medical Center. I think I can speak for all of us when …

 

Erinn and Rahul: Global Researcher Reflections

Erinn and Rahul: Global Researcher Reflections

“I am a participant of the Duke Summer Academy Global Researchers program. I had applied for this program because I was interested in aspects of …

 

The Homestretch

The Homestretch

It’s the homestretch. In just a few days, I will be back in my room in Jersey, reminiscing about my time at Duke. Those final …

 

Nina’s Nasher Trip

Nina’s Nasher Trip

After my arrival on campus, I learned that Duke University had its own art museum and I decided that I needed to make a visit. …

 

Highlights: A Student Reflection

Highlights: A Student Reflection

During the past two weeks in Duke, I found this university fills with passion and joy. The course I chose, The Hard Truth of Evolution, …

 

College Expo 2017

College Expo 2017

  Today one of our Onsite Directors, Ashley Wilson, led the college admissions Expo! Students were able to go over things like; “How to finalize Your …

 

9th Street Outings

9th Street Outings

Many students on there free time get to enjoy the downtown area of Durham. This area is great to escape the hustle and bustle of …

 

Trying On the Other Blue: An RAs Reflection on the UNC Trips

Trying On the Other Blue: An RAs Reflection on the UNC Trips

Hello! My name is Noam, and I am one of the RA’s for Summer Academy. This past week and weekend, I had the chance to collaborate …

 

Taking A Peek Into the Leadership Classroom Pt. 3

Taking A Peek Into the Leadership Classroom Pt. 3

MONDAY, JULY 17, 2017 Ashira The teacher presented some key concepts, such as leadership and mindfulness in the first class. We learned that these two concepts are …

 

2017 Summer Session Basketball Champions are….

2017 Summer Session Basketball Champions are….

Over 100 Summer College and Summer Academy students participated in the Basketball Tournament early this week. The Final Game between Red Scarf (pictured right) and …

 

Dear Ernest,

Dear Ernest,

The following is an angry letter to Ernest Hemmingway after reading his works for an American Literature course during the Duke Summer Session.   Dear Ernest,   Your fascination …

 

Architecture at Duke

Architecture at Duke

  “Duke University has the most beautiful campus that I ever saw in my life. Grandeur buildings and tall trees made the school itself a cool antique.The …

 

Duke Through the Eyes of an Artist

Duke Through the Eyes of an Artist

I walked into room 203K armed with my fuzzy, gray blanket and favorite pair of sneakers, determined to make the empty white room my summer …

 

Tissue Testing

Tissue Testing

Today my group took part in the ‘Testing Tissues’ lab, where we were able to get hands on experience with important engineering concepts such as …

 

Firsts: Summer Academy

Firsts: Summer Academy

It’s that time exciting time again! As we move into our second week of the Duke Summer Session already on its way, another busy weekend …

 

Film Series Kicks Off!

Film Series Kicks Off!

This weekend Duke Summer Session kicked off the film series! Students watched a range of documentaries that sparked there interest! Each room had a theme …

 

Taking a Peak into the Leadership Classroom

Taking a Peak into the Leadership Classroom

MONDAY Bob Monday was a sunny day, symbolizing our excitement for the start of the program. The highlight of the first day for me was no …

 

Take me out to the ball game!

Take me out to the ball game!

“I’ve never really liked watching live baseball, with the loud crowds and terrible angles. But sitting in the humid stadium with ice cream melting in …

 

Aerlynn’s Summer Reflection

Aerlynn’s Summer Reflection

Before I actually attended the summer college, I thought it was all about study and endless school work. However, it turns out to be the …

 

Friday Night’s Luau

Friday Night’s Luau

       

 

Living in the Uncomfortable: Elena’s Story

Living in the Uncomfortable: Elena’s Story

Now half of the summer session has passed, and I have learned and experienced a lot in the last 15 days. Here is one thing …

 

Best Tips for the SAT/ACT from Joe

Best Tips for the SAT/ACT from Joe

Joseph (Joe) Hennes from Kaplan, visited Duke Summer Session to give students tips on taking the SAT and ACT! The top 5 tips that all …

 

The sports club gets serious when Red team faced Blue team

The sports club gets serious when Red team faced Blue team

 

Muki An Introvert’s Take on Spoken-Word Poetry

Muki An Introvert’s Take on Spoken-Word Poetry

A student Reflection from the Writing and Performance Club Now, before anything else, there is an absolute truth the whole world has to accept about me; …

 

Taking A Peek into the Leadership Classroom Pt. 2

Taking A Peek into the Leadership Classroom Pt. 2

FRIDAY Frank Batts In our leadership session, we started off the day with a walk to the gardens where we practiced mindfulness and used our breathing skills …

 

College Panel

College Panel

On Thursday July 20th, RA Isabella Pallotto, came up with the brilliant idea to host a college panel for the students. The panel consisted of …

 

Hiking Club Duke Gardens Excursion

Hiking Club Duke Gardens Excursion

The Hiking Club recently visited the Duke Gardens. “It was very warm!” says Simon Cai, mopping his brow, “But the blend of synthetic design and natural …

 

Midterm Q&A

Midterm Q&A

 Liaison for Logic, Nick Briggs, Q&A about the importance of study sessions before midterms;   Q: How are the study sessions helpful? A: Well Logic has had two …

 

Lego Men Interview!

Lego Men Interview!

                 

 

Adventure in Summer College of Duke University

Adventure in Summer College of Duke University

As a Chinese student who studies in a normal high school, which means there is little opportunity for me to contact with aliens, I was …

 

Adapting to Campus Life

Adapting to Campus Life

  It’s been a while for me to actually be in the Duke Summer Session, and it really impressed me a lot in different aspects. First …

 

Adventure Time!

Adventure Time!

Every day at 5:30 pm, RAs lead diverse recreational activities with their groups. Isiah McMullan — a summer college RA – said “one of my best activities …

 

Week One: An RA Reflection

Week One: An RA Reflection

As beginning any new adventure, the air was full of eagerness and anticipation as Staff and students alike arrived at the magnanimous Duke University. Throughout …

 

Plagiarism, Citations, and Breaking Bad

Plagiarism, Citations, and Breaking Bad

Academic Writing Professor Seth Kotch, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, lead a Writing Expo on the standards of college writing. College writing may …

 

Turn Down For What??

Turn Down For What??

As the sun went down, the music turned up. Students arrived in droves in everything from dresses to sweatpants to brightly colored socks (going along …

 

Nasher Outing

Nasher Outing

July 14, 2017 Yesterday, I took my students to the Nasher Museum for a workshop led by a local artist and poet, Chris Vitiello. The girls …

 

Academic Liaison

Academic Liaison

What is it like to be an Academic Liaison? It is exciting while challenging. Starting from a wish that all students can acquire good experiences at …

 

First Day of Class: A Students Perspective

First Day of Class: A Students Perspective

“Coming from a small island in the middle of the Pacific, coming to Duke was an entirely new experience. There is a whole new type …

 

Academic Orientation –

Academic Orientation –

Greetings from your Academic Team! On Monday, June 10th, the students had their Academic orientation. During this time, they met the Academic Team and had library …

 

Res Orientation

Res Orientation

In the flurry of Arrival Day, the Residential Life staff put on a show! …Well, it was actually just Residential Orientation. As the RAs and their students …

 

Arrival Day

Arrival Day

I woke up early in the morning nervous and excited and already sweating. It was Arrival Day and my students were finally going to be …

 

Welcome!

Welcome!

  Welcome to Duke Summer Session 2017!  Thanks for sharing your summer with us! We are excited to be back for another year, especially me! I’m Claire …