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How the Global Health Institute has adapted to a pandemic

In a time when global health is at the forefront of our minds, the Duke Global Health Institute has faced new challenges and seen new learning opportunities. The DGHI, established in 2006, is working hard to keep current students going, and some classes have shifted to focus on the coronavirus pandemic. Meanwhile, the institute is looking ahead to a possible increase in applications.


Vondy’s biggest fans take their community online

Before classes moved online because of COVID-19, countless students, faculty members and other members of the Duke community stopped by Saladelia Cafe at Von der Heyden Pavilion—popularly known as Vondy—every day. Some members of that community are keeping the spirit of the cafe alive while in quarantine.

Sanders, Graduate School '15, started medical technology company NeuroVice.

Charles Barkley invests in Duke alum's medical technology company

Ashlyn Sanders, Graduate School ‘15, is the founder of NeuroVice, a medical technology company committed to alleviating the painful consequences of seizures. Inspired by her own experience with Chiari malformation, a condition in which brain tissue extends into the spinal canal and causes disorientation and seizures, Sanders is on a mission to change the current seizure safety guideline that discourages putting anything in one’s mouth during a seizure. 

Tre Jones and head coach Mike Krzyzewski embrace after an improbable win in Chapel Hill.

Senior year: 2019-2020

In the end, senior year may be remembered for the last two months. Still, before the pandemic, before Zoom classes and empty quads and a postponed commencement, the year saw student activism, construction and basketball games for the ages. 


Sophomore year: 2017-2018

Sophomore year witnessed new aspects of campus life—from the welcoming of a new University president to the softball team playing its inaugural season—and a number of high-profile guests visiting campus.