Truly, you were the kind of person you only meet once in a lifetime. That is, if one’s lucky enough to meet you, and wise enough to become close with you.
Raj, thank you for blessing me with memories that I will cherish forever.
You hardly needed to speak for Raj to understand you, empathy was just innate to his being.
The University has not sought our input as it has made decisions affecting our health and livelihood, and many of us are struggling.
Raj, I will never forget you. You deserved the world. Thank you for always taking care of me and everyone around you.
Raj, you will remain missed by so many in this community and beyond.
It was beautiful that I missed Duke this much, that I connected to people enough that I found it wrenching to leave them. I try to focus on this now.
While the university adapts to rapidly changing conditions, Duke has a responsibility to minimize the financial uncertainty for all members of our community and ensure that all individuals have the support and resources to follow appropriate public health measures.
I loved my Duke experience and am a passionate supporter of our great university. However, this decision by the Duke administration is terribly misguided, despite the good intentions behind it.
Even if the positions of the candidates on these issues were truly unknown, Mr. Markis’ conduct would still be inappropriate as it would have primed voters to think about the particular issues deemed salient by Mr. Markis rather than who would make the best overall Young Trustee.
There are many children in the world that literally dream of attending college someday, but many never even get past middle school before they have to start working to help maintain their families.