Ahmad Jitan, a senior at Duke, sits beside the tent that students from UNC and Duke have been camping out in on Duke's campus. The group of students is standing in solidarity with the prisoners on hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay. "What is something that we could do?" Jitan said he thought before deciding to camp out. The group has a petition you can sign that calls for the closing of Guantanamo Bay. Jitan was sitting in the quad on LDOC, surrounded by food trucks and students getting ready for the evening's concerts. The group will be camped out indefinitely.
Habitat for Humanity's A Brush With Kindness is working with two homes in the historic Northside neighborhood this month. Volunteers gathered at the home of Keith Edwards to help repair her porch. Karen Meyerhoff, a med student at UNC in her last year, and Carl Stewart hammer boards into the porch. Stewart is Edwards cousin and came out to work on the porch starting at 8am. Meyerhoff, who is in her last year of med school, said she has a lot of free time since entering her last year and decided to volunteer.