DoLunch with Steve Schewel, March 26

Join Durham Mayor Steve Schewel to talk about how Duke and Durham are intertwined and the role of students as members of the larger Durham community. Have lunch with him to get a different and involved perspective!

In 1983, Steve Schewel founded the Durham-based Independent newspaper. The weekly paper has won some of the most prestigious awards in American journalism, including the George Polk Award for environmental reporting, the Investigative Reporters and Editors national award, the H.L. Mencken Writing Award, and the Thurgood Marshall Award. Schewel published the paper for 30 years before selling it in 2012.

From 2004-2008, Schewel served on the Durham Public Schools’ Board of Education, including two years as vice-chair. He was elected to the Durham City Council in 2011 with special interest in affordable housing, public safety and parks and trails. A former English teacher and community organizer, Schewel serves on a number of boards in the local community. He coached youth soccer in Durham for 18 years.

Steve Schewel graduated magna cum laude from Duke in 1973. He earned a master’s in English from Columbia University in 1974 and a Ph.D. in education from Duke in 1982.

Do Lunch is a series of informal lunch discussions, exclusively for currently enrolled Duke undergraduate students, featuring ethical leaders outside of Duke and their decision-making processes.

Lunches are available to students who RSVP; space is limited. Sign-up here.

WHAT: DoLunch with Steve Schewel
WHEN: Monday, March 26, from 12pm to 1:30pm
WHERE: Ahmadieh Family Conference Room, West Duke 101, East Campus
RSVP: Click here to RSVP.