OIE in the News


For 20th Anniversary, Cook Society Celebrates Seven For Service & Activism

February 22, 2017
By WORKING@DUKE STAFF

Five decades after Samuel Dubois Cook became the first African-American faculty member at Duke, the society named after him honored President Richard H. Brodhead and six others for their activism and community leadership at the society’s annual dinner Tuesday night.

The Samuel Dubois Cook Society was founded in 1997 to honor Cook as well as community members who follow his example of social activism and leadership. The society celebrates and affirms the presence of African American students, faculty, and staff at Duke.

For the society’s 20th anniversary, it gave a Distinguished Service Award to Brodhead, who is in his 13th and final year as university president. Presented by Benjamin Reese, vice president for institutional equity, the award cites Brodhead for “enriching undergraduate education and expanding Duke’s financial aid endowment,” among many other achievements.

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Cook Society

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Sounds of Justice & Inclusion

January 4, 2017

Valerie

Join us as we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through music.

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration

January 4, 2017

Valerie

Join us as we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Changes Made in Policies for Managing Disputes, Harrassment Complaints

September 23, 2016
By WORKING@DUKE STAFF

Duke has amended its policies related to managing disputes and harassment complaints for staff employees to further enhance their confidence in the fairness of the grievance process.

The changes result from an independent review requested by President Richard Brodhead earlier this year, and conducted by Charlene Moore Hayes, a senior human resources executive at Johns Hopkins University.

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Duke Police Chief Visits White House

August 18, 2016
By WORKING@DUKE STAFF

Duke University Police Department Chief John Dailey was among more than 100 law enforcement leaders welcomed at the White House this week as part of a nationwide collaborative effort to discuss community policing.

Along with Dailey, about 150 others heard from Ronald Davis, office director of the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services and others. Davis discussed aspects of President Barack Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing and offered best practices for policing. The group was created in 2015 as a way to offer recommendations on police policies and procedures to enhance interactions with communities they serve.

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Chief John Dailey

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Triangle Business Journal Reveals its 2016 Leaders in Diversity Lifetime Achievement Winner

August 17, 2016

Leanora Minai

Triangle Business Journal on Wednesday announced its 2016 Leaders in Diversity Awards Lifetime Achievement Award winner: Benjamin Reese Jr. of Duke University and Health System.

Reese serves as the vice president of institutional equity at Duke. His office oversees diversity, affirmative action/equal opportunity and harassment/discrimination prevention. He is also a licensed clinical psychologist and an adjunct faculty member in the university’s departments of Psychology and Community & Family Medicine.

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Valerie Passed the Bar!

August, 2016

Valerie

Join us as we congratulate Valerie Thelen on recently passing the North Carolina State Bar Exam. We're very excited for her and wish her continued success.

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OIE Forum Provides Outlet for Discussion Following Attacks

July 19, 2016

In the aftermath of racially tinged shootings in Louisiana, Minnesota and Dallas and coming just hours after an attack that killed more than 80 people in Nice, France, a crowd of more than 90 employees – and a few students – filled the Ahmadieh Lecture Hall in Smith Warehouse to allow members of the campus community to express their grief and sadness and share their stories and ideas.

“What do we do with all of these stages of mourning?” asked one Duke employee, who didn’t give her name. “I see people in anger, denial, depression, numbness. That’s not the right action to take, but right now I think it would help if we all realize we are in a state of mourning.”


OIE Forum

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Bob Received his Doctorate

December 2015

Robert Crouch

Congratulations are in order for our very own, Bob Crouch! In December he received his Educational Doctorate. Join us in congratulating him on his continued commitment to education.