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Four students selected as Watson candidates

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Kate McNaughton Staff Writer The Watson Fellowship is a unique grant that allows select individuals to explore their passions. Forty schools participate in the fellowship. Annually, each school sends in four nominees for a total of 160 applicants, from which 50 will be chosen as Fellows. The zealous young peopleRead More

Town mayor discusses commuter rail and toll lanes

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Ezra Thompson Staff Writer According to John Woods, Mayor of the Town of Davidson, Mecklenburg County’s population is expected to grow by 70% in the next twenty years. To prepare for the influx of citizens, the Town of Davidson has been contributing to two major transportation initiatives that aim toRead More

SGA discusses meal plan

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JOSEPHINE CANNELL Staff Writer On Monday evening, Davidson’s Student Government Association hosted a Town Hall meeting as part of SGA Week, which promised the unveiling of the Auxiliary Services Committee’s recommendations for the new meal plan policy. The Auxiliary Services Committee, headed by Kyle Taylor ’16, has been working forRead More

Marjane Satrapi visits campus

Marjane Satrapi visits campus

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ERIN DAVENPORT Guest Contributor The most prestigious lecture at Davidson, the Reynolds Lecture, has previously featured Maya Angelou, Jane Goodall, and Eleanor Roosevelt. This year the lecture showcased another dynamic woman, Marjane Satrapi, interviewed by Davidson’s own Professor of English, Dr. Suzanne Churchill. Ms. Satrapi is an accomplished artist, film directorRead More

Violent extremism and U.S. response: Al Shabaab in East Africa

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Greta Gietz Guest Contributor Dr. Ken Menkhaus, Professor of Political Science, and Dr. Claire Metelits, a visiting scholar at Davidson, gave a joint lecture to shed some light on the terrorist group al-Shabaab. Today, the self-declared violent Jihadi group, that was completely unknown in 2006, is in many ways surpassingRead More