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November 8, 2022
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Dear students,
Happy Election Day! Young voters showed up in record numbers in 2020, and we hope you’ll keep that momentum going for the midterms. We encourage all eligible students to make your voices heard and exercise your right to vote – whether you vote here in North Carolina or back in your home state.
If you haven’t yet voted, visit Duke Votes to learn more about what to expect, the nearest polling locations, and what ID you’ll need to bring with you.
Not sure what’s on your ballot? Check out BallotReady before you head to the polls. They’re a nonpartisan resource that allows you to enter your registration address, see who’s running for each office on your ballot, and learn about each candidate’s platform. No matter what happens tonight – or in the weeks ahead, given the delays that can sometimes occur in close races – we encourage you to engage in tough conversations with good faith. Together, we can create a culture of mutual respect and belonging that makes the entire Duke community proud.
We know many members of our community across diasporas have been affected by news of the recent tragedies in Seoul, Gujarat, and the Philippines, as well as other international crises. Please know that we in Student Affairs and the Office of Undergraduate Education are thinking of you and your loved ones at this difficult time.
If you need to talk to someone or want to learn more about available resources, please don't hesitate to reach out. We're here to help you find any support you need.
Go Duke,
Gary Bennett, Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education
Mary Pat McMahon, Vice Provost of Student Affairs

Energy Week at Duke

How can an equitable and resilient energy system help us combat the climate crisis—and what will it take to get there? Explore the climate-energy nexus at the 7th annual Energy Week at Duke (Mon., 11/7 –Thurs., 11/10). Begin the week by watching Energy in Emerging Markets Case Competition finalists present business solutions to energy access challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa. That night, attend Powering a Resilient Future: A Kickoff Event and Reception, focused on safeguarding communities in the face of climate change. Listen to industry experts discuss catalysts for change at the Energy Innovation Showcase (Tues., 11/8). And attend the Duke University Energy Conference (Wed., 11/9) to learn more about opportunities and challenges on the pathway to sustainably and equitably decarbonizing our power system. Register now by clicking here
Four images of people in professional attire conversing, including a group holding a giant check. Text: November 7-10, 2022. Energy Week at Duke University. Monday November 7: 8:00am-3:00pm E.T. Energy in Emerging Markets Case Competition. 6:00 -8:00 p.m. ET Powering a Resilient Future: Kickoff Event + Reception, Part of Rubenstein Distinguished Lecture Series. Tuesday November 8: 3:30 -6:30 pm ET Energy Innovation Showcase, 6:30 -8:30pm ET: Energy + Human Flourishing Dinner Discussion. Sold out! Join the waitlist. Wednesday November 9: 9:00am -5:30pm ET Duke University Energy Conference. Thursday November 10: 5:00-7:30pm Energy Week Situation Room. Sold out! Join the waitlist. Learn more & register: energyweekatduke.org

Spring Breakthrough 2023

The Spring Breakthrough program offers Duke undergraduates the opportunity to take an intellectually stimulating course over spring break. These courses are designed to create a space where students can explore their intellectual interests in a new and creative way with peers and professors they might not otherwise have the opportunity to encounter. Courses will run from Sunday March 12 - Thursday, March 16, 2023. There are NO grades, and enrollment in the program is completely FREE. Spring Breakthrough is serious play - meaningful, intellectual, fun, and creative work in an inclusive environment. Learn more by clicking here
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Bennett Appointed Dean of Trinity College of Arts and Sciences

A Duke alumnus, award-winning instructor and scholar of health behavior, Bennett has led undergraduate education at Duke since 2018 and will assume the role of Dean of Trinity College of Arts and Sciences beginning in February 2023. Read the full Duke Today article here and congratulations Dr. Bennett!
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Quad High Table Dinners

High Table is a new student-led initiative at Duke that creates a space for Quad communities to eat together at least one night a week in the Brodhead Center. Your peers are taking an activity that you are already doing (eating dinner) and making it possible to do that together as Quads. After buying your meal from any of the vendors in BC, join your Quads in the second floor space above JB’s and Skillet to eat as a community, share stories from the week, hear about each other’s lives, and experience an opportunity to meet fellow Quad members you might not already know. 
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Student Basketball Tickets

Men's Basketball
Undergraduate Students
Undergraduate students receive free admission to all home Duke men's basketball games with a valid student ID. For all home games (except Duke vs. North Carolina), undergrads must participate in the walk-up line in K-Ville on game days to be grated entry into Cameron Indoor Stadium. Check in and wrist-banding begins at 7 a.m. on game days and runs throughout the day.
Graduate and Professional Students
Current Duke graduate and professional students who participated in campout this fall were eligible to purchase a men's basketball season ticket card. Graduate season ticket holders receive priority access for all home Duke men's basketball games. Students may transfer or sell their individual game tickets to other Duke graduate students for face value ($15.65 per game). Please note the official ticket policy for resale. If students are caught selling their ticket to non-Duke students or for more than face-value, they risk having their ticket card revoked.
Graduate or professional students who did not receive a season ticket via the campout process are still eligible to participate in the walk-up line on game days. All season ticket holders will receive priority entry into Cameron Indoor Stadium on game days but should there be additional space, the walk-up line will be admitted entry in the order in which the line has formed (first come, first served).
For more information about men's basketball student tickets, click here
Women's Basketball
All current Duke students receive FREE admission to each home women's basketball game. Students must enter through the Student Lobby (located near KVille) to swipe their student ID for entry.
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Duke Democracy Day

Duke Democracy Day (October 28, 2022), was a student-organized mix of activities aimed at motivating students and other members of the Duke community to vote in the November 8 midterm elections. Click below to watch some highlights from the day.
Duke Democracy Day Video