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The event focused on the Nasher exhibit "Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush" and how Abney's work highlights issues of racial justice. 

Nasher exhibit by Nina Chanel Abney inspires discussion on race, intersectionality

Three panelists from various disciplines gathered Thursday night to discuss how artworks can reflect and inspire conversations on activism, racial justice and social policy at the Nasher museum of art. The panel, titled “Art, Activism, Race and the Law: A Conversation” was inspired by the museum’s latest exhibition Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush, in which the artist seeks to visually document and critique the complex dynamics of current American society.

This year has seen the highest number of international applicants in the past five years.

Early signs point to no drop in international applicants after Trump

Duke’s international applicant pool continues to grow despite a lot of other colleges reporting a dip in foreign applicants in response to Trump administration immigration policies. This year, Duke received 5539 undergraduate applications from foreign citizens, representing a 17 percent increase from last year’s 4808 international applicants, wrote dean of Undergraduate Admission Christoph Guttentag in an email to the Chronicle today.

Voting members of the General Assembly of GPSC will select either Erika Moore, Alisha Hines or Daniel Goltz as their next Young Trustee.

Meet this year’s Graduate Young Trustee finalists

Alisha Hines, Daniel Goltz and Erika Moore are eligible to be chosen for the position, which consists of a two-year tenure on Duke’s Board of Trustees. The candidates will be presented to the General Assembly of the Graduate and Professional Student Council Feb. 21, according to Travis Knoll, chair of the Graduate Young Trustee selection committee and a graduate student in the history department.

The University received a grant in August to expand career opportunities for grad students in the humanities.

Graduate School initiatives prepare humanities Ph.D. students for work outside of the Ivory Tower

The University plans to develop new programs to help doctoral students in the humanities explore different career pathways as the academic labor market turns grimmer.  Earlier this August, the University receives a three-year $350,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, which will be used to enhance the curriculum and expand career opportunities, said Paula McClain, the dean of Duke’s Graduate School.

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