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Students, faculty find new ways to manage pandemic stress and improve mental health

From physical activity to time with family, students and faculty have found new ways to relieve the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mounting stress and increasingly low motivation have affected Duke community members’ mental health this past year. However, some faculty members and undergraduates said these conditions have slightly improved in the spring.


 
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NCCU students face a changed school year during the pandemic

Similar to Duke’s, policies at North Carolina Central University, a historically Black university in Durham, include a large reduction in the number of in-person classes and restrictions on capacity at all campus facilities. Students are also tested for COVID-19 twice upon arrival to campus and on a rolling basis throughout the semester. Temperature checks are conducted at entrances of various buildings.  


 
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From polling place to vaccination site, the Karsh alumni building has taken on new and unforseen roles

After the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and the cancellation of in-person campus tours and events, the Karsh building could no longer fulfill its intended purpose. But devoid of students and alumni, Karsh gained a new role, becoming a multifunctional empty space. In the past few months, the building has morphed from an early voting center in the 2020 election to a vaccination site for the Durham community.