Congratulations are in order to Program II junior Jacob Tobia, one of two Duke students to have been awarded a Truman Scholarship. Truman Scholars are chosen on the basis of their leadership potential, high academic achievement and a commitment to a career in public service and advocacy sectors. Chosen scholars for the Truman Scholarship receive $30,000 for graduate study, priority admission and supplemental financial aid to top graduate programs.
Jacob's Program II: "Human Rights Advocacy and Leadership: The Intersection of Personal History and Social Change."
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On March 3-4, 2011, Dean Keul and two Program II seniors, Chris Edelman and Ian Ballard, spoke at a conference at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN on the "Forty-Year History and Influence of Program II at Duke."
Honestly, if you asked me as a Duke freshman what I thought I would be doing in five years, I could not have imagined the life I live today. My life right now consists of photographing people who are in love; getting paid to travel; and having freedom and control over my own time. I am a full-time wedding photographer with my own photography and videography businesses, and I am beyond lucky to live this life
I was supposed to be a geneticist. I was certain about that. Or at least I was as certain as one can be at eighteen. I’d spent years as an overachieving high-school student interning in research labs at the National Institutes of Health instead of being a “regular” teenager. When I got to Duke, I boldly assured my pre-major adviser that “pre-med/biology” was the right track for me. It’s what I was supposed to do. Why
I started at Duke from a young age, as part of the TIP program, from seventh grade. While I always knew that I wanted to be at Duke, I didn't know what I wanted to learn. I started studying economics, but realized that wasn't where my heart was. What I was most curious to learn about at the time was the globalization taking place in the late 1990s. It was the first time I was hearing