This page features a selective listing of news stories about Davidson College. (Note that these links may become out of date; if you're trying to reach a story whose link has expired, go to the Web site of the news organization mentioned in the brief, and search for "Davidson College.")
Charlotte Observer, Jan. 17, 2010
"Daughter Still Part of Tony Abbott's Poetry"
A feature on Tony Abbott, professor emeritus of English.
Kiplinger's Personal Finance, December 2009
"Why Davidson Scores Big"
Kiplinger's reporter Jane Clark spent a full two days on campus and talked with dozens of students, faculty and staff. Her resulting profile of Davidson outlines why Davidson is one of the magazine's best colleges.
Greensboro (NC) News & Record, Dec. 27, 2009
"The SAT Question--Yes"
Christopher Gruber, vice president and dean of admission and financial aid, is the author of an op ed explaining the role of SAT scores in the admission process at Davidson. They're a factor, Gruber says--but they're hardly the most important factor.
TIAA-CREF Website, October 2009
"The Davidson Trust: A Case Study in Promoting Access"
Christopher Gruber (vice president and dean of admission and financial aid) and Clark Ross (vice president of academic affairs/dean of faculty) were invited to write this article, which focuses on Davidson's pathbreaking financial aid policy.
New York Times The Choice, Nov. 18, 2009
"Figuring Out Financial Aid"
Financial Aid Director Dave Gelinas is featured in this story about need-blind admission.
New York Times The Choice, Oct. 24, 2009
"Talks About Financial Aid Don't End After Freshman Year"
Financial Aid Director Dave Gelinas is featured in this blog, which focuses on how important it is for students and parents to keep talking about financial aid after a student begins college.
Sacramento (CA) Bee, Sept. 29, 2009
"YES, It Works Well in North Carolina"
Davidson College President Tom Ross, who previously chaired the North Carolina Sentencing Commission, is the co-author of this editorial, which focuses on North Carolina's experiences with sentencing reform. The piece urges California lawmakers to consider a sentencing commission as part of the state's efforts to reform its sentencing system.
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch, Sept. 13, 2009
Weinsteins Donate $2.2 Million to Davidson
An article about a gift to support the student experience at Davidson.
Carolina Law, Spring/Summer 2009, p. 27
Tom Ross '75: From the Bench to the College Presidency
A profile of Davidson's president, focusing on his transition from the judiciary to academia. "I tried to weigh how I could use the rest of my working years most effectively," Ross told reporter Madeline Vann. "Was it trying to make immediate change in policy or helping to create an environment in which more leaders...can be developed who will care about the common good?"
TIME Magazine, April 24, 2009
"In Trying Times, College Willing to Boost Financial Aid"
In response to the global economic downturn, Davidson is increasing financial aid support for students.
USA Today, December 18, 2008
"Andrew Lovedale Lends a Helping Hand On and Off the Court"
A profile of Andrew Lovedale '09, who makes significant contributions on the basketball court, and to children and teens in his native Nigeria.
Los Angeles Times, December 7, 2008
"Islamists Regain Ground and Strength in Somalia"
Professor of Political Science Ken Menkhaus was quoted in this story about the resurgence of an anti-Western movement in the troubled African country. He also was featured in a Nov. 13, 2008 Time Magazine story on Somalia, and a Nov. 24 Chicago Tribune story on the same topic.
Realtor Reflections, December 2008
"Questions and Answers"
A look at "Re/Formations: Disability, Women and Sculpture," an exhibition at Davidson College.
Sports Illustrated, September 22, 2008
"The Next Step For Steph"
A "preview" of next steps for Davidson basketball star Steph Curry.
Time Magazine, September 4, 2008
"The New Battle over Financial Aid"
President Tom Ross discusses The Davidson Trust.
UNC-TV's North Carolina Now
In a two part video interview, President Ross discusses challenges facing colleges and universities today, The Davidson Trust and NCAA basketball success.
Greensboro News & Record, May 13, 2008
"Davidson College President Followed His Dreams"
An interview with Davidson College President Tom Ross in connection with his Commencement address and honorary degree from UNC Greensboro.
Marketplace (American Public Media), March 21, 2008
"Taiwan's Brain and China's Braun"
A substantive interview with Brown Professor of Political Science Shelley Rigger about Chinese-Taiwanese relations.
Globe and Mail, March 21, 2008
"Canadian Duo Key to Davidson's Success"
The Canadian paper profiles Max Paulhus Gosselin and William Archambault, two players from Quebec who are making key contributions to Davidson's basketball team.
Raleigh News & Observer, March 21, 2008
"Davidson Does It Right"
"It's easy to become cynical about the NCAA Tournament... Then, there's Davidson College, which today will rely on an array of economics, history, French and political science majors, among others, in its first-round Midwest Regional game against Gonzaga in the RBC Center."
Sporting News, March 19, 2008
"McKillop at Home at Davidson"
A profile of longtime basketball coach Bob McKillop.
Baltimore Sun, March 18, 2008
"Davidson Fans Thinking Big"
"The three [men in the barbershop] are talking about the only topic in town--Davidson College, located a jump shot away from the barbershop... Despite a No. 10 seed and difficult tournament path, national analysts have already bestowed Cinderella's glass slipper on Davidson."
Inside Higher Ed, March 17, 2008
"A Bracket Not To Bet On"
If the NCAA tournament were decided solely on an academic basis, a North Carolina school would be at the top of the brackets--but it wouldn't be UNC.
The New York Times, March 12, 2008
"Independence Movement in Taiwan Likely to Wane"
Brown Professor of Political Science Shelley Rigger is interviewed about the effect of the upcoming presidential election on the independence movement in Taiwan.
ESPN.com, March 11, 2008
"A Perfect Season"
Columnist Pat Forde examines Davidson's 23-0 SoCon season.
The New York Times, March 1, 2008
"Small and Quirky Davidson Faces Uphill Fight"
A long feature concludes that when it comes to academics and athletics, Davidson gets it right.
USA Today, Oct. 30, 2007
"At Davidson, Hoops, Books Coexist"
A feature profiles the unique academic and athletic ethos at a liberal arts college where student athletes believe in excellence on the court and in the classroom.