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Priya Amaresh, Duke’s new Hindu chaplain, is excited to continue developing her passion for spiritual education in a new community. Photo courtesy of Priya Amaresh.

‘A place that feels peaceful and inviting’: Meet Priya Amaresh, Duke’s new Hindu chaplain

“We’re being educated all our lives, whether it’s from a sage or whether it’s from a child,” Amaresh said. “I would love to educate, to share the knowledge [with] non-Hindu students or faculty, or anybody who’s interested. It’s a great learning experience for all of us to step into another community and see how they practice and what their beliefs are.”


Arts & Sciences Council considers new course evaluation form, hears new certificate proposal at Thursday meeting

The new undergraduate course evaluation form has 12 questions, a new section for teaching assistant evaluations and a new preamble that will be intended to help students understand the purpose behind the evaluations and to commit to limiting their biases. The Council also heard a proposal for a new certificate program called Digital Intelligence.