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A School Walkout Might Get You suspended, But It Won't Keep You From Getting In These Universities

High-school students can join peaceful protests without having to worry about it affecting their chances of getting into Duke, N.C. State, UNC-Chapel Hill and Wake Forest University. The four universities joined a lengthening list of universities that are issuing reassurances after a few school districts in Texas and Wisconsin threatened to suspend students who participate in walkouts to protest the recent mass shooting in Parkland, Fla. “Duke has always valued active and responsible engagement in civic life among its students and applicants,” said Christoph Guttentag, dean of undergraduate admissions. “We will always consider all applicants fully and individually, and every part of the application, including disciplinary sanctions, in the unique context of the applicants themselves and the values of the institution we represent, which include civic and personal responsibility.”

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