Perspectives

Center for Career Development: Diversify Your Career Offerings

Center for Career Development: Diversify Your Career Offerings

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Meghan Rankins ’20 When the article “In the Salary Race, Engineers Sprint but English Majors Endure” from the New York Times scrolled across my phone, posted by Davidson College, I was intrigued.  As a liberal arts student, I quickly clicked to see how I, a history major and gender andRead More

Alumni Perspective: We Support the Asian American Initiative

Alumni Perspective: We Support the Asian American Initiative

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Nafisa Isa ’08, Minh Nguyen ’08, Beadsie Woo ’86, and Ying Zhang ’07 As proud Davidson alumni, we write in support of the Asian American Initiative, the creation of an interdisciplinary Asian American studies (AAS) program, and deeper support and greater resources for Asian American students.  We graduated in differentRead More

There Is A Voter ID Crisis Facing Students in North Carolina

There Is A Voter ID Crisis Facing Students in North Carolina

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Joe DeMartin ’21 and Cutler Renard ’20 How hard can it be? Everyone has an ID, right?  But imagine you’ve never been able to afford a car, so you take the bus to work. Or imagine you’re a senior citizen who hasn’t driven for years; your license is expired, andRead More

Be Uncomfortable and Engage with the Digital Art Wall

Be Uncomfortable and Engage with the Digital Art Wall

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Elizabeth Miller ’20 and Rebecca Pempek ’20 Photo By John Crawford ’20 On September 24th, a student posted a poll in the “Davidson College 2019-2020” Facebook group soliciting feelings on the video wall in the atrium of the E. Craig Wall Jr. Academic Center, stating that the videos on display areRead More

Let’s Revise Our Campus Culture Expectations To Prioritize Mental Health

Let’s Revise Our Campus Culture Expectations To Prioritize Mental Health

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Taylor Drake ’21 The active shooter threat at Davidson College last Wednesday not only reminded us of the everyday threat of gun violence in America, but also revealed to us the unhealthy way we prioritize work and ignore our collective trauma as a community. I went to bed late TuesdayRead More