Office of the Dean

Briefing: Duke Opposing Immigration Order and 2017 Provost Forum

February 13, 2017

Two topics to bring to your attention:

Duke Joins Peer Universities in Filing Legal Brief Opposing White House Immigration Order

Duke has joined with 16 other universities in filing an amicus brief with the Federal court in opposition to the recent White House Immigration Order. More information about the brief and a link to the full text are available online.
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Policing Color: Black, Brown & Blue

The 2017 Provost Forum Policing Color: Black, Brown & Blue, to be held March 3 in Penn Pavilion, will bring together diverse participants, activists, scholars, and police officers to help us better understand the problem of tensions between communities of color and law enforcement. The forum aims to provide insights on the nature of police and civilian interactions; help us appreciate the impact on marginalized communities that are experiencing racial violence through the media; offer a process for achieving justice between sometimes oppositional communities; and point toward potential solutions. The discussion is open to students, faculty, staff and the Duke and Durham community.