Perspectives

Revisiting Davidson’s History of HIV and AIDS

Revisiting Davidson’s History of HIV and AIDS

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Erin Major ‘19 HIV is still a problem and Davidson is not immune to it. 1 in 150 people in Mecklenburg County are living with AIDS (AIDSVu, 2015). Mecklenburg County has the highest prevalence rate of any county in North Carolina (MCHD, 2018). Despite new medications that help prevent andRead More

Reconsidering Life at Davidson: Reflections Post-Dox

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Raven Hudson ‘21 As my peers and I gathered to discuss the presence of alleged neo-Nazis at Davidson in the forty-eight hours immediately following the discovery, many different concerns and reactions arose. Among them, however, was a common pattern: outrage at Davidson’s inaction with regard to the safety of itsRead More

Student Responses: Unanswered Questions

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The Davidsonian encouraged students to submit their questions, both personal and theoretical, for this week’s issue. The questions published below were selected to demonstrate the breadth and depth of issues currently being discussed on campus. Student names are published below by request.   Why is everybody acting surprised?   ToRead More

Jewish Studies

Jewish Studies

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Dahlia Krutkovich ‘21 My Russian professor, Dr. Amanda Ewington, began our first class after the shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh with a brief overview of Russian anti-Semitism. After moving through different waves of pogroms, forced resettlements, and mass-emigrations, she ended with a warning: be vigilant of aRead More

Transgender Rights

Transgender Rights

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Emma Shealy ‘22 On October 24th, the Department of Justice of the United States filed an amicus curiae brief in the case of R.G. and G. R. Funeral Homes v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a lawsuit involving a trans woman who was fired from her job after informing her bossRead More