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Inside Blurred Years: An Interview with Ridley Browder ’24

Katherine Marshall ’26 (she/her) Ridley Browder ‘24 (he/him) recently sat down to talk about his new book of poetry Blurred Years, which was inspired by the years between 18 and 21 which are typically referred to as landmark years, while the ones in the middle are often overlooked.  Katherine Marshall: Why do you write poetry? …

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New Chief Diversity Officer Will Uplift Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

Arshi Husain ’26 (she/hers) Staff Writer A decade ago, Davidson students protested the lack of diversity among faculty. Sarah Welty ’13 wrote in a 2012 edition of The Davidsonian, “Public tenure records show that five of the last seven professors who received negative tenure decisions have been faculty members of color.”  This public pushback marked …

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Midterm Elections

Madeline Richard ’26 (she/hers) Staff Writer On November 8, voters across the country cast their ballots for the 2022 midterm election. The election focused on several contentious topics, including abortion rights, inflation and economic policy, climate change, and immigration.  While the Senate race remained undecided for several days, the Democrats retained control. There were many …

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Crown Town Comes to Campus

Claire Kelly (she/hers) Staff Writer Over the years Davidson has undergone many iterations of composting. Most recently, they have partnered with Crown Town, a business whose goal is to make composting easy for everyone.  The company started by biking from door-to door, picking up people’s compostable items in a bin. Today, they have grown throughout …

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Endia Beal Draws From Student Experiences Photographer Artist-in-Residence Aims to Capture Davidson

Bianca Hassan ’26 (she/her) Endia Beal is an artist, curator, and author of the monograph, ‘Performance Review’ with a background in art and art history from UNC Chapel Hill and MFA in photography from Yale University. She exposes personal experiences of marginalized communities and individuals, using them to paint a bigger picture that portrays the …

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Student Ambassadors Destigmatize Mental Health Issues

Madeline Richard ’26 (she/her) Davidson’s Mental Health Ambassadors (MHAs) are students deeply committed to raising awareness about mental health issues on Davidson’s campus. They aim to destigmatize discussions about mental health, help students in need, and create a more supportive campus environment.  According to the American Psychological Association, over 60% of college students show signs …

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