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WISER Week 2008

1 week. 10 girls empowered. The WISER Duke Student Group presents its third annual WISER Week, September 29-October 3. Come enjoy t-shirts, snacks and tickets on the Plaza every day from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and help WISER Duke raise 10 girls’ scholarships in one week! Schedule of Events: Monday 9/29 10:00 am – […]

WISER Duke Co-president Presents at MIT Global Poverty Conference

Emily Matthews, current co-president of the WISER Duke Student Group, presented at the MIT Global Poverty Initiative Millennium Campus Conference on April 18-20 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The conference focused on student efforts to alleviate poverty and hosted other speakers such as Senator John Edwards, Administrator Henrietta Fore and Dr. Paul Farmer. Emily represented WISER in […]

Dr. Paul Farmer Lecture: April 21, 2008

The Duke Global Health Institute co-sponsored with the Duke University School of Nursing the 1st Annual Lecture on Global Health by Paul Farmer, MD, PhD. Dr. Paul Farmer, a Duke alumnus, co-founder of Partners in Health, and member of the WISER advisory board spoke on Monday, April 21st to the community in Page Auditorium.

WISER leads fundraising efforts for victims of political violence

As a demonstration of its continued dedication to Kenya in the face of recent conflict, WISER led fundraising efforts to support those suffering from political violence in the country. WISER at Duke members sold water bottles reading “Duke loves Kenya” to raise money for the Makina Clinic in Nairobi.

Students show support at Kenya vigil

Members of the Duke and Durham communities gathered last week to remember victims of the post-election violence in Kenya and pray for resolution. Peter Nyangweso, a University of North Carolina graduate student from Kisii, Kenya was among those in attendance. He offered his thanks to the Duke WISER student group for organizing the vigil: