Perspectives

The Hiring of Bill Kristol: Against

The Hiring of Bill Kristol: Against

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Matthew Bandyk ‘06 Whenever Davidson lands in the national news, it is a big event for our small community. It happens just rarely enough that we know each instance will have an oversized effect on how the country and world perceive us. That is why the entire Davidson community ofRead More

The Hiring of Bill Kristol: For

The Hiring of Bill Kristol: For

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Haley Hamblin ‘19 According to the Davidson College “About” page, the school prides itself on being an institution of higher learning that “seeks out intellectually curious students” and supports “free, unfettered inquiry.” Yet, members of our community blatantly contradict such aspirations by indirectly asking the college to administer an ideologicalRead More

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