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Duke is actually good for low-income students

(09/18/23 4:00am)

The New York Times has proclaimed that Duke University is an enclave of opulent exclusivity that is unwelcome to students coming from first-generation low-income (FGLI) backgrounds. Let me start off by admitting that I am not a first-generation student; however, I do identify as low-income at Duke. This is attributable to my status as an international student and the difference in purchasing power between the United States Dollar and the Indian Rupee.  

‘One of the most forgiving languages to learn’: A look into learning Malagasy at Duke

(06/19/23 11:45pm)

While Duke’s ties to Madagascar may best be known for the University’s decades of work with the Lemur Center, Duke has recently begun expanding its engagement with the island nation through its language courses in Malagasy, one of its two official languages. Building on the initial Malagasy course introduced in fall 2022, Duke will offer an intermediate course for the first time in fall 2023.