Perspectives

“Overcommited”, or experiential learner?

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Emily Rapport At a recent Davidson Perspectives dinner, a classmate made a comment that I have heard many times before: Davidson students are overcommitted. An administrator gave this comment a standing ovation. I don’t disagree, but I also don’t think students are the problem. As a senior reflecting back onRead More

Davidson’s obligation to divest: A fight for our integrity

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Emma Taylor Integrity defines our school’s character. Unguarded computers, take-home tests and Facebook posts in class pages reporting lost $20 bills demonstrate a widespread adherence to the honor code. The need-blind admission policy and foundation of the Davidson Trust exemplify our commitment to doing the right thing, regardless of theRead More

Improving Davidson’s food waste and composting

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Jose Balcazar & Jennie Goodell Be honest, have you ever been in the Union, standing in front of the three trash cans labeled Trash, Compost, and Recyclable with a handful of trash and no idea where to put it? Don’t worry, we’ve been there too. In 2009, Davidson College builtRead More

Thank you grounds crew

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Ethan Whitener ‘Tis the season for nostalgia. Autumn always strikes a sentimental chord; as a senior this is perhaps truer than ever. Part of the draw lies with the beauty of the campus: the hardwoods change the colors of their leaves and the air crispens. Bonfires, Van Morrison, and freshly-mulledRead 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