Browsing: Perspectives

Perspectives Prague

Brenda Flanagan, Armfield Professor of English, spent part of her summer in Prague, teaching a creative writing intensive to nine students from Kazakhstan, Russia, America and Kyrgyzstan. While oversees, she presented a paper at a conference at Palacky University in…

Perspectives Thanksgiving table

We stopped a few students on campus to find out why they’re thankful this holiday season. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones! “I am thankful for my health and my family’s health, my ability to access higher education,…

Perspectives Rob Spach

At our recent Fall Convocation, Davidson installed a new associate chaplain, the Rev. Grace Burford. What made this occasion especially remarkable is that Rev. Burford is an ordained Buddhist minister. Her installation marked another step in the college’s ongoing commitment…

Perspectives Students on campus walkways

At Thanksgiving dinner in 2006, I recall my nephew, Marshall Oelsen ’10, then a freshman and the first close family member to go to Davidson, announcing prophetically that Davidson was in our future. I have two sisters, and he is the…

Perspectives Savannah Haeger '16 with her parents

It’s that rite of passage for parents of future college students everywhere—the College Tour Circuit. Davidson was the first school we visited and frankly didn’t know much about, other than our nephew was a ’01 graduate and raved about his…

Perspectives Ukrop family at 2017 Davidson Commencement

On Sunday, May 21, I snuck away from our seats prior to our son, Ned’s, Davidson graduation. I walked over to the front of Chambers, just as I had done two years before at our daughter, Polly’s, graduation. There, other…

Perspectives Beth Wright '17 (College Republicans), Andrès Ramos '17 (College Democrats), Sarah Gompper '18 (College Libertarians)

The Center for Political Engagement was founded in 2014 as a space for collaboration and conversation about politics at Davidson. We also share a goal of connecting politically-minded students and hosting events of interest to many. The Center for Political…

Perspectives Dad walking with daugther wearing backpack

Having a child attend your alma mater can be dicey.  As well as you think you know the college and your offspring, something could still go wrong and your child not find the college a good choice. When I graduated…