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A day of surprise and heartbreak: Weeks later, students look back on Capitol insurrection

On Jan. 6, Americans watched as rioters stormed the Capitol building. The insurgents broke into legislative offices and the Senate floor to disrupt the certification of the 2020 election results, which ultimately confirmed President Joe Biden’s victory. Having watched these events unfold from all over the world, Duke students expressed their thoughts on the riots. 


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Survivors of Greensboro Massacre recall its impact, their paths to activism

Survivors of the 1979 Greensboro Massacre spoke about their experiences at Duke as inspiration for their activism during a Tuesday event hosted by the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities and History of Medicine. Rosalyn Pelles, former executive director of the North Carolina NAACP, moderated the talk, titled “Remembering a 1979 Moral Moment: Medical Activists, Racial Justice and Confronting the KKK”. 


In a virtual talk hosted by Duke’s Latin American Student Organization, Enrique Peñalosa, Trinity ‘77 and former mayor of Bogota, Colombia, discussed his work as the mayor of Bogotá, his views on democracy and his time as an undergraduate at Duke. 
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'Democracy is not just people voting': Former Bogotá mayor and Duke alum talks urban planning, time in office

In a virtual talk hosted by Duke’s Latin American Student Organization, Enrique Peñalosa, Trinity ‘77 and former mayor of Bogota, Colombia, discussed his work as the mayor of Bogota, his views on democracy and his time as an undergraduate at Duke. Peñalosa is known for his urban planning efforts, which have been recognized and used as a model worldwide.