Archive for October, 2017

Coding Davidson: New Program Empowers  Students to Address Campus Needs

Coding Davidson: New Program Empowers Students to Address Campus Needs

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Lucy Walton- Technology is an integral part of any workplace today, and a few Davidson students are preparing by gaining some unique skills with the Information and Technology Services (ITS) student coding program. Jose Balcazar ‘19, Kyle (Mutian) Chen ‘19, and Julian Bertini ‘19 are working with Web Development FellowRead More

Summit Outpost provides a space for students to gather for meetings, engage in social events, and do homework in a relaxed environment. Photo by Kennedy Jones

Summit Looks to Future as Outpost Lease Soon Up for Renewal

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Caroline Roy- Since coming to the town of Davidson in 1998, Summit Coffee has continually reinvented itself as a place where students and town members alike work, socialize, and participate in community activities. After its initial success on Main Street, the business decided to start another coffee shop on DavidsonRead More

RLO Continues to Consider Gender Identity in Housing Preferences

RLO Continues to Consider Gender Identity in Housing Preferences

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Marisa Mecke- In recent years the Residence Life Office (RLO) has introduced gender-neutral housing as a part of campus life in an attempt to match the changing needs of Davidson’s student body. Jason Shaffer, Associate Dean of Students and Director of Residence Life, noted that “gender-neutral is not a termRead More

Understanding Tenure Process at Davidson, Protecting Academic Freedom in the Age of Trump

Understanding Tenure Process at Davidson, Protecting Academic Freedom in the Age of Trump

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Ethan Ehrenhaft- What does job security mean to professors? Academic tenure was originally conceived in the early 20th century to ensure the academic freedom of professors. However, its history has the national sphere has strayed from this ideal. During the dawn of McCarthyism in 1947, Illinois passed the Clabaugh ActRead More

Noah Batke ‘19, flipping through a beat-up photo album, reminisces on WALT’s heyday. Photo courtesy of Katie Walsh ‘20

Spotify May Have Killed The Radio Star, But WALT Lives

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Katie Walsh- A year ago, the lump sum of WALT Radio’s possessions—housed in their dilapidated office beneath an inch of dust—consisted of a frankly alarming number of R. Kelly vinyl albums and a handful of die-hard radio-enthusiasts. Its listeners had dwindled to the single digits. Its duct-taped insignia hung limplyRead More