Perspectives

Honor is More About Fairness Than Trust

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Dr. David Perry – At Davidson, we often tie the concepts of honor and trust so closely together that I fear we miss some important distinctions between the two, and obscure the extent to which our actual practices reflect trust and whether we are according students the right amount ofRead More

Davidson Bathrooms Have Toilet Paper, Why Not Tampons Too?

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Nicholas Trevino – To confirm our community’s commitment to every student’s dignity, Davidson should provide tampons and pads in student bathroom. Since accepting women in 1972, later than many of our peer institutions, our campus has slowly accommodated to the student body’s changing needs. Toilet paper, soap, and tampons are allRead More

Welcome to Warner: in Defense of Consumption

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Madeline Newton Driscoll: Most days I avoid Warner around mealtimes. For my first three years, I just didn’t have the capacity to hear about the ways in which women’s self-policing spilled over into our eating habits. Of course, not every woman at Davidson is as primed to read into situations likeRead More

Preferential Admission of Legacy & Early Decision Applicants Benefits the White & Wealthy

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Emma Tayloe – Last year, Davidson admitted early decision applicants at more than twice the rate of regular decision applicants (1). Furthermore, legacy applicants have an edge over non-legacies; when asked to speak to the role legacy status has in admission decisions, the Dean of Admissions explained that “the acceptance ofRead More

Self-Selection: Choosing to Consume

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Catherine Cartier – As a person on Davidson’s campus,whether you’re affiliated with an eating house or not, it’s impossible to ignore the celebration and shrieking that characterizes Self Selection day. For firstyear students joining eating houses, it can be a day of excitement, centered around forming a new community with studentsRead More