Welcome to Heads Up, a blogging experiment that aims to:
- connect the people, parts, and principles of Durham Academy;
- share ideas about learning and human development;
- spotlight a few of the many wondrous things I get to see every day at Durham Academy.
Thanks for reading the posts below — and sending news, links and ideas worth sharing.
Michael Ulku-Steiner, Head of School
Dear Durham Academy Community,
Today we were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. H. Keith H. Brodie, whose wise, compassionate, generous service to Duke University and Durham Academy helped form and elevate both institutions.
A memorial service will be held at Duke Chapel at 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5.
Brodie, a professor emeritus of psychiatry, served as Duke’s seventh president, succeeding Terry Sanford. “Keith Brodie’s term as president of Duke from 1985 to 1993 saw the beginning of Duke’s rise to national recognition and reputation,” President Richard Brodhead said in a message to the Duke community today. “The initiatives Keith championed became signature qualities of Duke and remain part of our university’s values today, …
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