The Jewish Student Union is excited to endorse Amy Kramer for Young Trustee. While all four candidates are extremely qualified to serve as a Young Trustee, we believe that Amy presented the most well thought out vision focused on challenging the greatest issues that face the Duke community. Amy also brings a wide variety of involvement on campus. These reasons significantly distinguish Amy as the prime candidate for the position. 

We greatly appreciate Amy’s commitment to access and equity for all students. Amy’s pledge to support students beyond O-week academically, financially and emotionally stood out to us during our meeting. Likewise, we strongly commend Amy’s desire for greater inclusion and diversity throughout campus, specifically regarding her beliefs on a new inclusive housing model and through her own experiences as a Jewish woman on campus. Furthermore, we highly value Amy’s pledge to increase collaboration and innovation on campus via curriculum changes focused on improving the preparedness of students on campus for life beyond Duke and by allowing students to more freely explore the great academics Duke has to offer. We believe this vision is the clearest of the four Young Trustee candidates and will allow her to accomplish the most as a member of the Board. 

We also greatly respect Amy’s vast breadth of involvement and experiences in campus life, which include, but are not limited to, a Cadet in Duke Army ROTC, a Cohort Executive Officer in the Penny Pilgram George Women’s Leadership Initiative and a bassoonist in the Duke Symphony Orchestra. We were also exceedingly impressed with Amy as she is both a Robertson Scholar and a Schwartzman Scholar. Both these scholarships are awarded to leaders who not only strive to make differences in the world around them, but also act to make the changes they want to see in the world. For these reasons, we are thrilled to endorse Amy Kramer for the position of Young Trustee.


Samuel Honig, JSU President