Duke student Yossra Hamid, a senior, stands on her prayer rug in The Mosaic, a prayer room in Keohane dorm Thursday, February 18, 2016. The room is open for prayer and meditation by students of all faiths. She prays five times a day and said she welcomed the university’s willingness to accommodate the diverse religious practices of its student body. Hamid, whose parents are from Sudan, found Duke to be a very welcoming campus for Muslims. “I was overwhelmed in a good way,” she said. “That was one of the reasons I came to Duke.”
Duke student Yossra Hamid, a senior, stands on her prayer rug in The Mosaic, a prayer room in Keohane dorm Thursday, February 18, 2016. The room is open for prayer and meditation by students of all faiths. She prays five times a day and said she welcomed the university’s willingness to accommodate the diverse religious practices of its student body. Hamid, whose parents are from Sudan, found Duke to be a very welcoming campus for Muslims. “I was overwhelmed in a good way,” she said. “That was one of the reasons I came to Duke.” Chuck Liddy cliddy@newsobserver.com
Duke student Yossra Hamid, a senior, stands on her prayer rug in The Mosaic, a prayer room in Keohane dorm Thursday, February 18, 2016. The room is open for prayer and meditation by students of all faiths. She prays five times a day and said she welcomed the university’s willingness to accommodate the diverse religious practices of its student body. Hamid, whose parents are from Sudan, found Duke to be a very welcoming campus for Muslims. “I was overwhelmed in a good way,” she said. “That was one of the reasons I came to Duke.” Chuck Liddy cliddy@newsobserver.com

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