Perspectives

An open letter of hope to black students at University of Missouri

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This letter was written by the leaders of the historically black sororities and fraternities at Davidson College as part of a nationwide action to show support for our fellow Black peers at University of Missouri. We, student leaders of historically black organizations at Davidson College, stand in solidarity with theRead More

Exhaustion: Reality as a student of color at Davidson College

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Fabian Lara I am a senior. I am a sociology major. I am from Chicago. I am Latino. I am a second-generation citizen. I am a first-generation college student. I am here at Davidson. I am Fabian Lara, and I am tired. It is that time of the semester whenRead More

Reason and faith: Davidson’s heritage—and hopefully its future

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Dr. Ralph Levering Two sentences in Davidson’s Statement of Purpose, last revised in 2005, offer profound insights into education of the whole person and implicitly challenge us to think deeply about how we wish to live in college and thereafter: Davidson dedicates itself to the quest for truth and encouragesRead More

Allowing room for vulnerability when perfection fails

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Natalie Skowlund Someone could probably write her Ph.D. dissertation on student experiences of stress at Davidson College due to the abundance of student-written literature on the matter published in both formal and informal spaces. We tend to obsess over the impact of huge workloads and too many extracurricular activities onRead More

The Davidson experience is not one size fits all

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Shane Gilbert Davidson is an amazing place, and I will always cherish my experience here, but the emotional and mental health of our student body concerns me. For example, how many times a week does a simple “how’s it going” instigate a recitation of agendas? Maybe Davidson should publish everyone’sRead More