Archive for September, 2015

Self-service laundry rooms replace Lula Bell

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Laila King Staff Writer Davidson’s iconic free full-service laundry program, centered in the Lula Bell Houston Laundry Facility, was discontinued this semester and replaced by new washers and dryers in most residence halls. Davidson had offered free full-service laundry for over 90 years, a perk that became a part ofRead More

Ambassador for women’s issues expresses hope for female leadership

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Olivia Daniels Staff Writer On Wednesday, September 16, Dr. Melanne Verveer, the US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, delivered a lecture on women and their roles in global development and foreign policy. A group of students and faculty members gathered in the Lilly Family Gallery in anticipation of  the event.Read More

SGA Collaborative strives for student involvement

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Garrett Barlow Staff Writer This semester, the Student Government Association (SGA) launched a program called SGA Collaborative in an effort to encourage conversation and build relationships on campus. The first of many SGA collaboratives is set to occur this Thursday during common hour. Hailey Klabo ’16 will be hosting “EmpoweringRead More

“Financing Davidson”: Funding the academic arms race

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Max Feinstein Private colleges have grown outrageously expensive over the last couple decades with tuition, room, and board fees far outpacing costs simply associated with inflation. In this article, I wanted to put together some numbers and spell out specifically what this looks like for us at Davidson, and howRead More

Revisiting the past: Davidson and co-ed eating houses

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Santiago Navia Not many students know how eating houses first appeared at Davidson, and there’s even a few that are oblivious to the fact that several co-ed eating houses were once present on campus. The whole story dates back to 1971. In an effort to remove a reproachful bidding systemRead More