||Playwright Munro Will Teach in Spring as RSC Prepares Her Play for Stratford Premiere
A play developed last January during the Royal Shakespeare Company Residency at Davidson will be performed as part of the Royal Shakespeare Company's regular season in 2011.
||Katy Finley Wins Marshall Scholarship to Study Mideastern Gender Dynamics
Davidson senior Katy Finley has received a Marshall Scholarship for two years of fully funded study to earn a graduate degree at a British university.
||Bio Research Leads to Permanent Conservation of Local Wetlands and Uplands
Research by members of Davidson's Herpetology Lab helped identify and conserve a 90-acre tract of wetland and upland near campus that sustains a rare plethora of native flora and fauna.
||Bonner Grants Empower Students to Initiate Community Service Projects
Davidson students have received a total of $5,000 in grants from the Bonner Community Fund to initiate a variety of community service projects.
||Mentorship Program Gives Economics Students a "Comparative Advantage" in Their Career Search
The Comparative Advantage mentorship program helps Davidson students interested in careers in finance and banking by pairing them with mentors in those fields
||Pioneering Economics Professor Emerita Louise Nelson Passes Away
C. Louise Nelson, Davidson's first tenured female faculty member and professor emerita, has died at age 90.
||Football Field Is Meeting Ground for Students from Steele Creek Youth Network and Davidson College
It’s been said that in North Carolina, basketball is a college’s front porch. But for 30 young people from the Steele Creek Youth Network in Charlotte who are visiting Davidson College this weekend, football may also be a welcoming point of entry. Thanks to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Foundation grant from the Foundation for the Carolinas, the students—mostly high school kids, but some 8th-graders, as well—will attend Saturday afternoon’s season-ending football game between Davidson and Butler. They’ll have a chance to watch the game on the sidelines of the field. And when the game is over, they’ll join a group of Davidson students for dinner at a Southern Tailgate Picnic being held at Davidson’s Alvarez College Union.
||Seminar Students Guide School Kids to Track Down the 'Cat Killer
Students in a forensic serology class created a mock crime and directed local middle school students in examining the evidence and determining the culprit.
||Philosopher's Books Muse on Metaphysics and Reveal Secrets of Getting Good Grades
Assistant Professor of Philosophy Paul Studtmann wrote three books during his sabbatical last year. Two concern his professional scholarship, and one deals with a subject he knows even better -- the secret to getting good grades in college!
||Davidson and the Economy
President Tom Ross addresses the state of the college in the current economic climate.
||Professor of Physics Emeritus Allen Wolf Dies at Age 73
Allen Wolf, who taught physics at Davidson from 1965 to 1991, died on November 8 from a brain tumor.
||Parker's New Book Endows "Elephants & Butterflies" with Poetic Metaphysical Gravitas
The complexity and variety of work in the latest book of poetry by Professor of English Alan Michael Parker, director of creative writing at Davidson, has led reviewers to compare him to Wallace Stevens.
||Professor's Book Examines Balance Between Self Interest and Religion in Hollywood Church
Gerardo Marti studied a Hollywood church to find out how people in the entertainment industry balance their search for fame and fortune with Biblical imperatives.
||Davidson Unveils New Theatre Space with Production of “Hamlet”
Davidson College will inaugurate its new Barber Theatre with a production of one of the art’s most venerated masterpieces, Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” November 12-22.
||Crandall Gives Advice on Latin American Policy to Both Sides of Political Fence
Professor Russell Crandall's expertise in US - Latin American relations has made him a valued advisor by both sides of the political aisle.
||Professor Emeritus of Physics Bill Frey Dies at Age 75
Professor Emeritus William F. Frey, who taught physics at Davidson for 38 years, passed away Monday, Oct. 27.
||John McKee Spratt ’64 Receives an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree
Rep. John M. Spratt received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree at Davidson's Fall Convocation.
||Nancy Fairley Receives the 2008 Thomas Jefferson Award
Professor of Anthropology Nancy J. Fairley received the Thomas Jefferson Award, which recognizes outstanding personal influence on the college community, and teaching, writing, and scholarship that go beyond the call of duty.
||Karl Plank Receives the 2008 Boswell Family Fellowship
Karl A. Plank, the J.W. Cannon Professor of Religion, will use his Boswell Fellowship for a project entitled “The Bible and the Self.”
||Peter Ahrensdorf Receives the 2008 Boswell Family Fellowship
Professor of Political Science and Humanities Peter J. Ahrensdorf will use his Boswell Teaching Fellowship to write a book about the classical Greek poet Homer.
||Noted Alumnus, Faculty and Students Receive Awards at Fall Convocation
The extended Davidson family gathered on Saturday, October 25, for Fall Convocation, and celebrated the achievements of several students, faculty, and alumnus Rep. John M. Spratt ’64.
||Actor/Activist Kal Penn of "Kumar," "House" Will Speak Saturday, Oct. 25, for Presidential Candidate Sen. Barack Obama
Kal Penn—the actor who plays Kumar in the “Harold & Kumar” movies and Dr. Lawrence Kutner on the TV series “House”—will speak at Davidson College on behalf of presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, in the 900 Room of the Alvarez College Union. Sponsored by the Young Democrats, a student organization, the event is open to the public at no charge.
||Food Show Gives Students a Voice in Choosing Menu Items at Vail Commons
Davidson's Dining Services sponsors an annual "Food Show" that allows students to suggest new items for the Vail Commons menu.
||Classics Scholars Instruct Visitors to Charlotte Museum's Pompeii Exhibition
Davidson students in a classics seminar on Pompeii are immediately applying their classroom study to community service as docents at a major museum exhibition about the famously tragic ancient Roman city.
||"Doors" Generate Laughter and Complicate Relationships in Upcoming Theatre Production
Davidson College will present the funny, touching, and suspenseful play Communicating Doors, October 22-26.
||Davidson College Visit by Howard Dean Cancelled
Gov. Howard Dean’s Oct. 9 visit to Davidson College has been cancelled due to a last-minute scheduling conflict.
||Senator Richard Burr Will Speak at Davidson
Senator Richard Burr (R-N.C.) will speak at Davidson College on Thursday, Oct. 9. at 3:30 pm on behalf of presidential candidate Senator John McCain.
||Rabbi Michael Shields Joins Davidson College Staff
Rabbi Michael Shields Joins Davidson College Staff
||New Senior Admission Staffers Boost Efforts to Match Students with Right College
Two new senior staff members in the admission office will help Davidson with new initiatives to find the right students for this campus, and help others find appropriate college matches for their skills and interests.
||President Ross Will Be Recognized by North Carolina Justice Center at Defenders of Justice Celebration
President Ross will be honored as a "Defender of Justice" by the North Carolina Justice Center, recognized for making significant contributions to the fight against poverty in North Carolina.
||Campus Pols Pull Together to Help Students Become Politically Connected
As the presidential election draws nearer, efforts on the Davidson College campus are helping students become politically connected.
||International Test Winner Credits His Longstanding Interest in Other Nations
Davidson's International Awareness Test helps first-year students gauge their knowledge of international affairs, and steers them toward resources and opportunities at the college to improve their knowledge.
||Heavily Laden Buckets Help Students Understand World Water Issues
Six students recently hauled water across campus for a week as an object lesson in their year-long study of global water issues.
||Name Tag Tells More About Stephen Pierce Than Just What to Call Him
Junior student Stephen Pierce has worn his freshman name tag since the day he got it, offering the courtesy of a quick self-introduction to everyone he meets.
||International Studies Speaker Series Will Focus on East Asia
A talk at Davidson College on Monday, September 1, by Vanessa Fong will initiate a series of four lectures during the fall semester concerning East Asian affairs.
||Lucy Marcil '06 Receives Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholarship
Lucy Marcil ’06 has been awarded the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholarship, and will use it to pursue her passion for global health equity.
||"The Primary Impulse" Catalogue Essay by J. Gill Holland
An edited draft of this essay by J. Gill Holland appeared in the catalogue of the 2003 retrospective of works by Professor Emeritus of Art Douglas Houchens exhibited at Davidson College. Professor Houchens died on August 19.
||Doug Houchens, Founder of Visual Arts at Davidson, Passes Away At Age 92
Houchens taught students for 25 years with a never-static passion for a wide variety of artistic media, and created a large body of paintings of his own.
||President Ross Reviews the Year Past and the One Ahead on Day 367
On Friday, Aug. 1, Davidson College President Tom Ross '72 began his second year on the job. Ross looked back on his first year, and looked ahead to the coming year.
||Class of 2012 Will Begin Davidson Careers with Orientation Activities
Davidson College will greet the members of the incoming Class of 2012 with Orientation activities designed to equip them to make the most of their Davidson experience.
||New Investment Team Will Use Science and Art to Manage Endowment Through Economic Slump
Davidson has recently hired investment professionals Ray Jacobson and Nate Mease onto staff to oversee management of its $506 million endowment.
||Summer Research Involves Students Not Only in Science, but in Humanities
This year's Davidson Research Initiative enrolled students not only in scientific investigation, but also featured more students than before working collaboratively with faculty members in the humanities.
||Gallery's Newly Acquired Warhol Photos Enrich College's Teaching Collection
Davidson's Van Every/Smith Galleries has received 161 photographs by the late American pop culture artist Andy Warhol.
||College Honors Stell's Achievements by Naming Him to Thatcher Professorship
In recognition of professional achievements, an impressive record of publications, and outstanding leadership of the medical humanities program, Lance K. Stell has been named as Davidson College’s Samuel E. and Mary West Thatcher Professor of Philosophy and Medical Humanities.
||Freedom Schools Finale at Davidson
Davidson College Freedom Schools will celebrate its 2008 Finale at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 29, 2008, in the Duke Family Performance Hall on the college campus.
||Neuroscience Program Celebrates Successful Spring
Although the campus is a relatively quiet place for these summer months, the neuroscience program is making noise about its recent success. This spring, four neuroscience students received national honors.
||Davidson Friends Recall Loyalty and Brilliance of Distinguished Alumnus Tony Snow '77
Former Presidential Press Secretary Tony Snow, who died Saturday morning, was an outstanding 1977 graduate of Davidson College who remained engaged with the college throughout his professional career.
||Research Shows Those Who Are Fit Fight Drugs Better
Research by a Davidson College neuroscientist and students demonstrates that the benefits of regular exercise include a lowered tendency to become addicted to illegal drugs.
||Retirement Provides Warren with Less Work, New Home, and More Time to Pursue Art
Russ Warren, who taught art at Davidson for 30 years, has retired from the faculty, but remains more devoted than ever to expressing himself on canvas and in sculpture.
||President Ross Will Review First Year in Office on Statewide Television Show
Davidson College President Thomas W. Ross will be interviewed on WUNC-TV's "North Carolina Now" program at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 2.
||Davidson College Names Former NPR Music Director Benjamin Roe General Manager of WDAV
Benjamin K. Roe, a Grammy and Peabody Award-winning producer for NPR and one of the nation’s leading strategists for music and public media, has been named general manager of WDAV, the all-classical music station serving the rapidly growing Charlotte, N.C. market and online at WDAV.org. WDAV is a public radio service of Davidson College, and Roe’s appointment was announced at an event on campus Tuesday morning.
||Davidson Hosts AP Summer Institute
High school students may think that the Advanced Placement (AP) Program ends when they turn in their exams at the end of a school year. But for AP faculty and administrators, the work to prepare for the next school year is just beginning. This summer, one of the sites for the AP Program’s important activities will be Davidson College, which will host the AP Summer Institute training program for secondary school teachers June 22-27.
||"Science Friday" and Other Media Plan Stories on "Bio Computer" Research
A research project by Davidson College scientists and collaborators at Missouri Western State University to create a rudimentary "biological computer" is being highlighted by several science media.
||Senior Students and Outstanding Community Members Garner Honors at Commencement
Davidson graduated 423 seniors and honored several outstanding community members during Commencement exercises Sunday morning, May 18.
||President Tom Ross to Receive Honorary Degree at UNC Greensboro
Davidson College President Thomas W. Ross will deliver the Commencement Address at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro on Friday, May 16. He also will receive an honorary degree during the ceremony.
||All 21 Varsity Sports Shine at Annual Athletics Banquet
Davidson athletics celebrated its successes at an annual banquet on May 6.
||DCAA Honors Alums for Dedication and Service
The Davidson College Alumni Association honored eight people during Reunion Weekend on April 26.
||College Honors Its Stars in Classroom and Community at Spring Convocation
Davidson honored dozens of its outstanding students, faculty members, and staff employees during Spring Convocation 2008.
||Rescheduled Festival Will Showcase Full Spectrum of Arts at Davidson
The festival was originally scheduled for late March, but was pre-empted by Davidson's stellar performance in the NCAA basketball tournament.
||Davidson Will Honor Alumnus and Church Leader Rev. Clifton Kirkpatrick '66
Davidson College will award an honorary degree on Wednesday, April 30, to The Rev. Dr. Clifton Kirkpatrick, stated clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and president of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches.
||New Grant Continues HHMI Support of Science Education Efforts at Davidson
Davidson College has received a $1.5 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to attract more students toward the study of science, and improve their chances for success in the field.
||People with Disabilities Dance and Play through B.E.S.T. Program
Amanda Kuker's dance and soccer program proves itself as "best" medicine for developmentally challenged young people.
||April 15 is a Great Day to be a Wildcat! Davidson College and Town of Davidson Invite Basketball Fans to Celebrate Wildcats’ 2008 NCAA Run
On Tuesday, April 15 Davidson College and Town of Davidson invite basketball fans to celebrate Wildcats’ 2008 NCAA run in Belk Arena at Davidson College.
||Observer Editor To Speak at Davidson on Public/Press Partnership
Batten Professor Fannie Flono will emphasize that newspapers ae the only media with sufficient resources to carry out investigations of possible wrongdoing.
||Davidson Theatre Department Presents Depression-Era Drama
The Davidson College Theatre Department presents Waiting for Lefty, a play that focus on taxi drivers attempting to plan a labor strike during the Great Depression.
||Davidson College Receives “Sweet” Support from Surprising Quarters; Astronauts, REM Express Support for Underdog ’Cats
Tonight’s “Sweet 16” matchup at Ford Field in Detroit features 10th-seed Davidson College and 3rd-seed Wisconsin. Davidson is a small, academically rigorous, residential liberal arts college in North Carolina.
||Davidson’s “Sweet 16” Appearance: Google, T-Shirts and Doughnuts By the Numbers
In advance of Davidson’s Friday night game against 3rd-seed Wisconsin, here’s an informal look at how the tournament is affecting some of Davidson’s numbers.
||New Gift Allows Davidson College Students To Attend Weekend’s NCAA Tournament at No Cost
No loans. No laundry. No cost to attend the “Sweet 16.”
||Junior Richmond Blake Receives National Scholarship for Leadership and Service
Richmond Blake ’09, a Davidson College junior from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has received a national Harry S. Truman Scholarship for his exceptional leadership potential and dedication to service.
||Senior Student Hopes Weekend Arts Fest Will Be His Lasting Legacy
Davidson senior Darryl Ratcliff wants to leave the college an enduring legacy, and therefore has planned the "Davidson Creates" arts fest March 28-29.
||Wilmer Welsh, Musical Heart of Davidson for Three Decades, Dies at Age 75
Wilmer Welsh worked for 30 years to earn for music a prominent position in the liberal arts at Davidson.
||Davidson's "Mr. History," Malcolm Lester, Dies at Age 84
Malcolm Lester was a powerful presence in the classroom and in college administrative affairs from 1959 until his retirement in 1989.
||Smith Scholarship Winner Will Study the "Big Picture" of Mathematics
Davidson's tenth Smith Scholar will study mathematics at Cambridge University in England
||Hobart Award Recognizes College's Unsung Support Staff in Physical Plant
Davidson honors a physical plant employee annually with the Frank Hobart Award, one of several recognitions of the import role that non-faculty employees play in campus life.
||Davidson Production of Moliere Farce Emerges from Actors’ Improv Ideas
A veteran cast of Davidson student actors have lent their ideas to the upcoming family-friendly production of Moliere's farsical play, "Scapin." Productions will be February 20-24. For information and reservations, call 704-894-2135.
||McMillen's Book Cites Seneca Falls As Key Landmark on the Long Road to Women's Rights
Babcock Professor of History Sally McMillen has written a book about the remarkable Seneca Falls convention that galvanized the womens rights movement in America.
||Terese Svoboda Teaches Students the Value of Every Word They Write
Highly acclaimed author Terese Svoboda is teaching two courses in creative writing this semester as Davidson's McGee Visiting Professor of Writing.
||New Name for No-Loan Policy: The Davidson Trust
President Tom Ross has announced that Davidson’s historic program of debt-free education will be named The Davidson Trust.
||RSC Will Showcase Its Creative and Educational Expertise
The residency will focus on creation of a new work, rather than showcasing a classic Shakespearean play.
||Activist Roger Wilkins Will Highlight King Day Celebration
Davidson will celebrate Martin Luther King Day with seminars, a songfest, events for children, and a keynote address by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and civil rights advocate Roger Wilkins.