Students in the “Biology of HIV/AIDS” class taught by Associate Professor Dave Wessner have developed and posted installments of a blog and podcasts about “The AIDS Pandemic.” Posts have ranged from Bill Stokes’ ’08 analysis of (PRODUCT) RED’s cause marketing strategy, to descriptions of Isentress, the newest antiretroviral drug, by Bevin English ’08 and Mike Neri ’08.
Patterson Court Service Day
More than 200 students in the dozen Patterson Court fraternities and eating clubs spread goodwill through the community with a “Service Day” in November. Activities included a Juvenile Diabetes Association walk, work on a Habitat house, a yard sale to benefit the Davidson-Cornelius Day Care Center, landscaping at Hinds Feet Farm, and renovation of a house to accommodate victims of domestic violence.
Peru: Ruins and Rodents
Peru is memorable among Davidson students as much for guinea pigs as the grandeur of Machu Picchu. “Yes, it does taste a lot like chicken!” report those who tried the deep-fried rodent. Twenty students participated in Davidson’s latest semester abroad offering, spending the fall with Associate Professor of Political Science Russell Crandall studying at the National University of San Augustín and traveling throughout this diverse country.
Davidson News Illustrated
There’s so much happening on campus that it would take a full newsroom of reporters to completely cover it all. “Davidson News Illustrated” tackles the challenge by providing a slide show of the variety of activities on campus—scholarship, teaching and learning, community service, extracurricular endeavors, notable visitors, athletic achievements, facilities improvements, and the beauty of the grounds. Don’t miss it!
Forty Travel to Support the Six
More than forty Davidson students endured twenty-six hours of bus riding to attend the big rally in Louisiana for the “Jena Six,” black youngsters facing what many people feel are unfair charges in a series of racial incidents in that town. Student filmmaker Austin Bell ’10 was among them, and documented the cause and the Davidson students’ odyssey in a film available online.