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In the run-up to graduation, environmental policy student Songjia Zhang had to complete her thesis on soil pollution while providing round-the-clock care to help her grandmother recover from emergency surgery.

Alumni speaker series: Brand consultant Allison Rose, who has a Duke degree in linguistics, advises undergraduate students to have a flexible outlook, to experience as much of college life as possible, and to start small.

‘DKU Podcast’ aims to convey the beauty of life in a poetic way. In this episode, James Miller, associate dean of interdisciplinary strategy, discusses the fourth of Richard Strauss’s Four Last Songs, “At Sunset.”

At the start of the global Covid-19 pandemic, Shuyi Wang, director of graduate programs at Duke Kunshan, was in the U.S. She shares her experience returning to China and going through quarantine before hosting the graduate student opening convocation on Aug. 27.

Momoko Mandere, secretary of the Society of Black Global Scholars at DKU, reflects on Black Lives Matter, the “all lives matter” rhetoric some use in response, and why it’s essential for communities to talk about diversity and injustice.