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DukeWeek: Duke's Forbes rank falls, outgoing Durham Mayor Steve Schewel reflects

Durham Mayor Steve Schewel has lead the Bull City for four years. But the mayor isn’t seeking re-election, and will be leaving City Hall after Durham elects his successor in November.

He joins DukeWeek to talk about what he’s most proud of from his time in office, how Durham has changed over the last four years and what challenges the city faces going forward. Listen to this week’s show to check out the exclusive interview.

News Editor Anna Zolotor breaks down Duke’s slide in the Forbes 2021 top colleges rankings. She explains what the rankings measure and what the drop means for Duke.

Features Managing Editor Alison Korn talks about the student effort to create an Ethnic Studies department and increase representation for Native American, Latino and Asian American folks in courses and faculty.

Uh, is it fall break yet?

Host and producer: Jake Sheridan

Graphic designer: May Fu

September 14, 2021.


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