Welcome Class of 2022!

The Honor Council kicked off the new year by welcoming the class of 2022 during Orientation week. Our Chair, Nick Santangelo (T '20), spoke to the entire first-year class during the opening ceremony in the softball field. He engaged in a Q&A session with the head FAC's, and talked about the importance of honor and action in the Duke community. Santangelo and fellow Honor Council member, Victoria Bevard, also encouraged first-years to sign the Community Standard banner, which will be displayed in Marketplace. The two additionally held an Academic Life Session the next day for freshmen. During the session, they spoke about about the history of honor at Duke and the role of Honor Council in

Honor Council Announces Summer Reading Contest Winners!

This past week, the Council selected several winners for the annual Summer Reading Contest. Three winners, one first-place and two runner-ups, were chosen from over 50 applicants. The contest required each applicant to submit an essay based upon the First Year Experience book, Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward, which was chosen by the University. Each first-year student receives a copy of this book and is encouraged to read and reflect on its messages before arriving to campus. Congratulations to Carsten Pran, this year's contest winner, and to Mindy Wu and Erica Langan, both of whom won the distinction of runner-up. Here are the winning essays: Carsten Pran - Winner Acknowledging our roo

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