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In conjunction with the symposium in memory of the former chair of UNC-GSLL, Jonathan Hess, current and former students and faculty of the Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies gathered on Saturday, April 13, 2019 to commemorate ten years of Carolina-Duke German at the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. On this somber occasion, members of the Carolina-Duke community met in classic German fashion for conversation, coffee, cake, cookies and other confections in the afternoon. The community looked back on the foundation of the cutting-edge German-Studies program, the first public-private academic initiative of its kind, and looked forward to many more years in a thriving and rigorous academic program. Attendees heard from the current chair of Duke German, Stefani Engelstein, the current chair of UNC-GSLL, Eric Downing, as well as Dr. Claire Scott (a graduate of the program) and Jeffrey Hertel (currently in his fifth year). “It was really nice seeing people I hadn’t seen in a long time,” said Patrick Lang, who shortly expected to graduate as the 16th Carolina-Duke PhD.

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