2010 Otts-Maloney Lectures: Mark Noll November 10, 2010
Professor Noll delivers "The Bible and the American Public Life" and "When It All Broke Loose for the Bible: The 1880's, Catholics, Jews, Blacks, the Courts, Evolution, Revivalism, Higher Criticism-the works!"
For the 8th year in a row, Davidson alumni have come together with more than 60% participation in the Annual Fund! A record number of 10, 054 alumni supported the Davidson experience, so thank you, thank you, thank you!
Making the Jump: A Watson Fellowship Story May 12, 2010 Featuring Blake Evitt '10, learn about the Watson Fellowship, parkour, and how Blake plans to use his fellowship to explore this high energy activity and its ability to be an agent for social change.
Reunion Weekend 2010 - Alumni Awards Keynote May 12, 2010 Sue McAvoy '77 presents alumni awards and Distinguished Alumnus Award Recipient Murray "Mac" Lumpkin '75, deputy commissioner for international programs of the US Food and Drug Administration, gives a keynote address. Read Keynote.
Ethnic Diversity at Davidson, Part 2 May 5, 2010 The second installment of this two part series, gain tips about how to approach the college search process, and opportunities to experience culture outside of Davidson.
Poetry Reading May 1, 2010 Professor Tony Abbott, Jane Smith, Clint Smith, Rachel Beeton, Christine Marshall, Hannah Wright, Andy Thompson, Kaitlin Roberts and Professor Emeritus Gill Holland read from their works in honor of National Poetry Month.
"What Should the Core Values of Davidson College Be? April 30, 2010
Last fall when the final version of the strategic plan was published it listed five core values of Davidson College, and noted that those five values are expressed in the College's Statement of Purpose.
Ethnic Diversity at Davidson, Part 1 April 28, 2010 Learn how Davidson supports multicultural students, how Davidson can improve this support and how the academic experience allows students to explore other cultures.
"Why Davidson: A First Year Student Perspective, Part 1" April 1, 2010 Features first year students Paul DiFiore, Lucy March, Brennan McCormick, and Supriya Wadhwa. Learn what was important to these students in their final college choice, and why they chose Davidson.
Cornelson Distinguished Lecture in Economics March 26, 2010 Donald L. Kohn, Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, delivers the annual Cornelson Distinguished Lecture in Economics on "Homework Assignments for Monetary Policy Makers."
Human Rights in Latin America March 26, 2010 Matt Samson, visiting assistant professor of anthropology, and students in his Anthropology of Human Rights in Latin America course discuss recent trends in the Americas regarding human rights.
"Is Religious Belief Immoral?" March 25, 2010 Paul Studtmann, associate professor of philosophy, and Doug Ottati, Craig Family Distinguished Professor of Religion and Ethics, discuss the ethics of religious belief.
Panel discussion on The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood March 23, 2010 Moderator Annie Merrill Ingram, professor of English and Thomson Professor of Environmental Studies leads a discussion with Davidson faculty.
Dinner at Davidson March 11, 2010 Learn about this student-run fundraising event for the Davidson Trust and hear student perspectives about the importance of Davidson's Need-based financial aid program.
"Mackey McDonlad '68: Chair, Davidson College Board of Trustees" March 9, 2010 Davidson Journal Editor Meg Kimmel interviews Mackey McDonald. You can also read about Mackey in the Davidson Journal Online.
"Religious Diversity, Part 2" March 3, 2010 Assistant Professor of the history of Christianity at the University of Chicago Divinity School, delivers the annual Otts-Maloney Lectures on the topic of " Black and White Christians in the Racial Struggle."
"Guilty Until Pardoned: The Griffin Brothers and South Carolina's First Posthumous Capital Murder Pardon" Feb. 25, 2010 Paul Finkelman, a specialist in American legal history, speaks about South Carolina's history.
"Adressing America's Energy Challenges: Science, Politics and the Global Search for Alternative Energy" Feb. 23, 2010 Steven Koonin, US Department of Energy Undersecretary for Science speaks as part of the Bank of America Lecture Series and the 2009-2010 Smith Lecture.
"Curtis Evans - Otts-Maloney Lectures" Feb. 3, 2010 Assistant Professor of the history of Christianity at the University of Chicago Divinity School, delivers the annual Otts-Maloney Lectures on the topic of " Black and White Christians in the Racial Struggle."
"Doris Buffett -A Conversation with Tom Ross" Jan. 21, 2010 A Nebraska-based philanthropist whose generosity, Midwestern values and no-nonsense approach to decision-making have led people to call her "the Sunshine Lady," speaks with Davidson College President Tom Ross.
Martin Luther King Day Celebration Jan. 21, 2010 Part of MLK Day, former N.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Henry Frye gives the keynote speech and Charlotte's new mayor, Anthony Foxx '93 hosts a "fireside chat."
"100 Years of the Honor, Part 2: The Honor Council" Jan. 13, 2010 In the second part of a two part series, learn about the roles of the Honor Council and what happens when a student violates the Honor Code.
"International Fair at Davidson Showcases The World" Dec. 18, 2009 Student videographer Jenny Hall '12 captures the variety and vitality of Davidsons international student community at the International Festival.
The Torture Debate Dec. 8, 2009 A riveting discussion of ethical and legal issues in detaining and interrogating suspected terrorists, featuring military lawyer Capt. Prescott Prince ('76), Deputy Chief Defense Counsel (and Davidson alumnus).
"South Africa: From Apartheid to Democracy" Dec. 4, 2009 Antoinette Sithole is curator of Soweto's Hector Pieterson Museum, named for her 12-year-old brother who was killed in the riots of the Soweto Uprising speaks about her experiences.
Study Abroad Outside Davidson Programs Dec. 2, 2009 Hear firsthand accounts of students' experiences outside of Davidson study abrod programs. Learn about opportunities for funding, transitioning into other cultures and back into Davidson, and the power of study abroad.
"Roger Goodell - Vann Center for Ethics Dedication" Nov. 17, 2009 Moderated by David Perry, director of the Vann Center for Ethics, the commissioner of the National Football League and leading athletic reformer offers brief remarks and answers questions. Part of the Celebration of Honor and Integrity.
Merit Scholarships at Davidson Nov. 10, 2009 Davidson's director of merit programs discusses opportunities at Davidson including the philosophy, what awards are offered, how students can be more involved in the process and details about specific programs.
"Hot, Flat and Crowded--An Update" - Thomas Friedman November 3, 2009 The nationally syndicated columnist discusses environmental issues. Friedman has won three Pulitzer Prizes and is the number one best-selling author of the recent book Hot, Flat and Crowded.
Sounds - Darrrell Scott '10 at Discover Davidson Oct. 31, 2009 From the stage of the Duke Family Performance Hall, Darrell - a student from Little Rock, Arkansas - shares his Davidson experience with attendees of the October Discover Davidson program.
"SOS North Korea: Confronting the Nuclear and Human Security Challenges of Kim Jong Il's DPRKA" Oct. 29, 2009 A panel of experts put together by the Korea Economic Institute addresses the nuclear and human security challenges facing North Korea and what this means for American foreign policy.
"The Davidson Tradition of Honor and Integrity: Unveiling the Mysteries" Oct. 28, 2009A panel discussion of the honor code and honor system at Davidson their historical roots, how they compare with codes at other colleges, and how the student-run honor council.
"An Experiment in Trust" - President Emeritus John Kuykendall ‘59 Fall Convocation, Oct. 24, 2009 Davidson College President Emeritus John Kuykendall '59 offered remarks about trust and honor before receiving an honorary degree at 2009 Fall Convocation.
"Trash Talk: The Why and How of Sustainability" Oct. 5, 2009 A panel discussion featuring Davidson College economics professor David Martin, director of purchasing Beth Christenbury, and sustainability fellow Kealy Devoy '08.
"Responding to the Global Energy Challenge: Technology, Policy and Security" - Michael Levi Sept. 29, 2009 Levi focuses on energy challenges -- from global dependence on oil from hostile regimes to the threat of catastrophic climate change to the over-one-billion people still living without electricity.
"Ethics and War in Comparative Religious Perspective" Sept. 3, 2009 David Perry, director of the Vann Center for Ethics and professor of applied ethics provides an overview of various ethical teachings.
"Surviving Auschwitz: Protective Custody Prisoner 34042" Oct. 2, 2008 Susan Cernyak-Spatz, a Holocaust survivor speaks about her experiences and suffering at the hands of the Nazi regime, her talk is based on the number tattooed into her skin at the Nazi camp.
"Davidson College - A Place Students Call Home" Six students describe why they chose Davidson and what makes the college special. From the Honor Code and close personal relationships with faculty and staff to leadership, international studies and The Davidson Trust...how the sense of community makes Davidson feel like home.
Davidson College FlickerBall Its hard to get through Davidson without playing Flickerball, most basically described as a mix of touch football and ultimate Frisbee. Freshman girls and guys teams compete throughout the fall semester.
How to Apply, Part I Helpful information and advice about applying to Davidson including deadlines, the benefits of early decision vs. regular decision, and the differences between the common application and the Davidson application.
How to Apply, Part II More advice about applying to Davidson, including what Davidson requires in addition to the actual application, what the review process is like and what Davidson is looking for in applicants such as passion, commitment, contribution to one's community, integrity and what resources are available to seek clarification.
Special Program Days Learn the differences between Discover Davidson and Decision Davidson, if you should come on a big visit program or a daily visit experience, meet potential future classmates, junior day, what do do in addition to the program schedule and open house programs.
Davidson in Your Area Hear about how high school visits can help you learn about a specific school and how college fairs are a good way to interact with many different colleges. Learn about your regional counselor, local evening receptions, and opportunities to meet with a counselor in your hometown.
Sounds - Jenny Estill at Discover Davidson From the stage of the Duke Family Performance Hall, Jenny Estill '10 - a student from Seattle, Washington - shares her Davidson experience with attendees of our September Discover Davidson program.
The Davidson Visit Find out why you should visit Davidson, learn what happens during a standard visit, explore the differences among group, class, and individual visits, and get information on overnights.
John McCartney October 28, 2008 The Davidson College Board of Trustees held a dinner to honor John F. McCartney '74 who served as the chair of the trustees from 2004-2008. Speakers include past president Bobby Vagt '69, President Tom Ross '72, Mitzi Short and Debbie Darden '78.
Tom Ross Inauguration October 27, 2007 At his inauguration ceremony, Davidson College President, Thomas W. Ross explained his vision of how the college must "change to stay the same." "Together, we must plan for and welcome change so that we can preserve the traditions, values, and culture that we treasure and that define the Davidson we know today."