MCF Scholar Fall Break Trip

MCF Scholars Find Inspiration in D.C.

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MasterCard Foundation Scholars Find Inspiration in D.C. MCF Annual Fall Break Trip, October 11th to 13th For many MasterCard Foundation Scholars, the annual Fall Break trip to Washington, D.C. was both a familiar and foreign experience. Despite never having been to the nation’s capital, scholar Shanen Ganapathee ’17 called her reaction…
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The Stack: Design and Geopolitics in the Age of Planetary-Scale Computing – Nov. 19, 6 p.m., Perkins 217

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THE STACK: DESIGN AND GEOPOLITICS IN THE AGE OF PLANETARY-SCALE COMPUTING From NSA surveillance to Jihadist social media and the Sino-Google Wars, computation has become more than a type of machine, it is a global infrastructure that is changing not only how governments govern, but what government even is in the…
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Adding up Votes - Christy Vaughn Applies Math to Voting Districts

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Trinity Scholar Christy Vaughn joins other Duke mathematicians in applying math models to congressional voting districts. Do the numbers add up? Watch the video and read more about their work in this Duke Today article by Robin Smith.
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Jay Ruckelshaus Leads National Disability Conference

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A.B. Duke Scholar Jay Ruckelshaus '16 discusses planning and hosting the first annual "Beyond Disability, Beyond Compliance" conference, which connects students and administrators in order to tackle the question: How can universities better integrate students with disabilities into college life?
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WISER Founder Andrew Cunningham '08 Returns to Duke

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Robertson, Truman, and Marshall Scholar Andrew Cunningham '08 returned to Duke on Friday, October 17th to speak with scholars about his Duke experience and the challenges of effecting social change. In 2006, Cunningham and Professor Sherryl Broverman founded the Women's Institute of Secondary Education and Research (WISER), a non-profit organization dedicated…
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A Different Life - Laxmi Rajak's Story

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Laxmi Rajak 2015, Karsh International Scholar, talks to The Standard about her life now and how different it might have been. Read this article about Rajak's childhood in Nepal and the work she's doing to change her life and the lives of others. Photography by: Marissa Michaels
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MCF Fall Break in D.C.

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Led by OUSF staff member Daniel Baroff and MCF graduate assistant  Liz Mathenge, eleven MCF Schoalrs had their annual Fall Break trip this year in Washington, D.C. The trip included a segway tour of the city, a tour of the National Mall with Park Ranger Ed Fleming, and a trip to…
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Sofia Stafford's Fall Break Adventure

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Robertson Scholar Sofia Stafford spent her fall break with student leaders from across the globe. Read about her experience at the Millennium Campus Conference in this Duke Students Tumblr blog post.
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