Perspectives

Senior Reflections: Institutional Change is Still Needed, but Progress Has Been Made

Senior Reflections: Institutional Change is Still Needed, but Progress Has Been Made

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Osama Syed ’19 Photo by Sarah Woods ’21 I was very underwhelmed the day I found out I was admitted to Davidson. I knew little about the school and hadn’t expected to go here. It was the last QuestBridge partner school I applied to. However, the opportunity to get a high-qualityRead More

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Senior Reflections: Keep Popping Those Kernels of Knowledge

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Kaiya Carter ’19 Photo by Sarah Woods ’21 I’ve learned a lot of useless things at Davidson: how to work Pawprint, how long I can go without swiping to keep the oven on, how to craft an A- Moodle post with very little information, and which Commons door to push/pullRead More

Student-Athletes Deserve the Same Respect as Other Students

Student-Athletes Deserve the Same Respect as Other Students

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Nick Pearson ’19 I played four years of football here at Davidson College. I’m an English major and Communication Studies minor, but, like most Davidson students, I’ve taken classes in nearly every subject. I’ve written papers on buses, completed tests in hotels, and walked into 6:00 AM lifts running onRead More

Adminstration: Africana Studies Needs Support

Adminstration: Africana Studies Needs Support

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Ricardo Pinnock ’22  Phoebe Son Oh ’22 Photos by Olivia Forrester ‘22 A few weeks ago, a current Africana Studies major came into a room full of interested freshmen and gave a brief, though incomplete, rundown of the things transpiring within the Africana Studies department as a warning not to declareRead More

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Carol Quillen: Reframing the Free Speech versus Inclusivity Debate

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At Davidson and across the country, conversations about campus culture start by juxtaposing “free speech” and “inclusivity”: these conversations assume that valuing free speech means allowing points of view that marginalize or disrespect some people, and that valuing inclusivity means outlawing some points of view so as to welcome allRead More