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Harrison Hines

To Heal & To Serve: Robertson Alum Harrison Hines on Being a White House Fellow

Robertson Alum Harrison Hines reflections on leadership, gratitude, and being a White House Fellow.

Kya And Janus

Asteroids, Comets, and Saving the World

Kya Sorli (Duke ’18) loves talking about the end of the world. So much so, that this month she’s giving a talk on the Science of SciFi at the Fiske…

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Remembering Julian Robertson

To Our Community and Friends:  Yesterday, we learned the sad news of the passing of Julian Robertson, our Program’s founder and benefactor. To say the loss is profound, is an…

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Stepping into Power: New Orleans 2022

“I spent two hours with a client, helping her pick out a suit for an interview. She came out of the dressing room with the biggest smile and then started…

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Being of the Community: A Mindset & Practice

“We have a Delta diaspora that reaches beyond the borders of the Mississippi Delta into other parts of the country and into other parts of the world. The Robertson Scholars…

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“In Small Towns Anything is Possible”

“In small towns anything is possible,” shares Danica Bajaj. For one group of Robertson Scholars, Tarboro has become a place of possibility and education during Community Summer.


Whitesburg, KY: Community Beyond Community Summer

“When I told my friends back home in San Jose that I would be spending my summer in Kentucky, I got some mixed reactions,” shared Andrew Sun (Duke ’25). “I…

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Journalism, Law, and Writing the Next Great YA Novel

Cameron Beach (Duke ‘20) has loved writing for as long as she can remember. “I’m a big journal-er and notes-app writer-down-of-thoughts and such. I’ve always wanted to write a book,…

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Announcing the Class of 2026

The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program is thrilled to welcome thirty-six incoming first-year students and one student who participated in a Global Gap Year to the Class of 2026 Scholars, the…