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Most international students are unable to return home for shorter breaks, so Davidson provides opportunities for group travel, such as this year's fall break trip to Washington, D.C. Photo by Bea Cornett

Expanding International Student Population Fosters Community Across Diverse Cultures

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Ethan Ehrenhaft- In the fall of 1896, Davidson welcomed its first recorded international student: David Yonan. Yonan was born in Urumia, Persia, to a family of Presbyterian converts. At Davidson he excelled at football along with academics and “was probably the strongest tackle in the South,” according to Heroes ofRead More

Burford hopes to expand opportunities for students interested in learning about and from Buddhism in her capacity within the Chaplain's Office. Photo by Erin Gross

First Non-Abrahamic Representation, Buddhist Chaplain Grace Burford

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Jake Carver- In the eyes of College Chaplain Rob Spach ‘84, Davidson may soon see “a blossoming in the interfaith community” with the hiring of Reverend Grace Burford as the Buddhist Chaplain. With her arrival, Buddhism is now the first non-Abrahamic religion represented by the Davidson chaplaincy, and its inclusionRead More

Students and Faculty Reflect on Davidson’s Pre-medicine Track

Students and Faculty Reflect on Davidson’s Pre-medicine Track

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Caroline Roy- Students in Davidson’s pre-medicine program face a rigorous four years, as they must figure out a way to balance required science classes with their other interests, make difficult decisions about their priorities, and constantly plan ahead for medical school. For some, the pre-med program was an important factorRead More

Alternative Breaks Create Opportunities for Learning and Service Work throughout the Southeast

Alternative Breaks Create Opportunities for Learning and Service Work throughout the Southeast

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Raven Hudson- While most students were gearing up to board planes, enjoy home-cooked meals, or binge-watch television shows over fall break, twenty students prepared to spend their extended weekend doing service work in three different communities across the Southeast. Keeping with the tradition of Davidson College’s commitment to service, alternativeRead More

Davidson Hosts Third Annual 3 Day Startup Weekend in ‘The Hub’

Davidson Hosts Third Annual 3 Day Startup Weekend in ‘The Hub’

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Ethan Ehrenhaft- At 210 Delburg Street, just off of Main Street and across from Brickhouse Tavern, sits another low-lying, red brick building by the train tracks. Built at the turn of the 20th-century, the space originally housed the Davidson Cotton Mill. “The construction of any industrial or manufacturing complex wasRead More