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Perspectives Hurricane Florence Campus Cleanup

Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students Byron McCrae offers his thoughts on the Davidson community and its response to Hurricane Florence. When I welcomed first year students last year, I told them Davidson College was a community…

Perspectives Brandon Harris '22 with his family

Many high school seniors find that the college application process is stressful at points. This is because certain SAT scores are desired, essays need to be in tip-top shape, and the applications need to have the ability to convince admission…

Perspectives Jess Villiger '22

This year has been a whirlwind of hellos, goodbyes, beginnings and ends. However, in this year of rapid change, there has been one constant aspect in about 500 people’s lives: the decision to be a part of Davidson’s class of…

Perspectives Matt Reinikka '18 with parents

The goal was to play Division I soccer at the best school possible, one that offered outstanding academics and a competitive athletic program. So, we embarked on a mid-winter, cross-county trip with scheduled stops at Duke, Wake Forest and finally…

Perspectives Bailey and John Autry

Our Christmas card this year featured Bailey ’20 and John ’22 (incoming freshman) in Davidson swag, with our cat, Cameron, and the caption, “Have a Meowy Christmas! Have a Wonderful, Wild(cat) Christmas!” Two years ago, our family had no connection…

Perspectives Marya Howell '91

I am a proud Davidson alumna from the class of 1991, and I have had the privilege of working at Davidson College each day for the past six years as the director of Alumni Relations. As of January 1, we…

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…

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