The President’s First Year
Tom Ross talks about his first 366 days—which he kept track of, one by one: “The first year was fascinating, fun, at times overwhelming, all I’d hoped it would be and more. It was an adjustment, personally; there were some periods of self-doubt and discomfort in the role. There were other days when I felt like it was the right fit. I have all sorts of different emotions and reactions.”
Alumna’s Prestigious Award
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.
Beijing Baseball Blog
In his seventh coaching stint for Team USA, Davidson Head Baseball Coach Dick Cooke served as the auxiliary coach at the 2008 Olympics. In addition to bringing home the bronze, he kept in touch with the college family through a blog.
The Fit Fight Addiction
Mark Smith, a neuroscientist and Davidson associate psychology professor, and his students have shown that the benefits of regular exercise include a lowered tendency to become addicted to illegal drugs.