Perspectives

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

Reflections from an Honor Council Student Solicitor

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Srish Sharma – My name is Srish Sharma. Alongside my partner Christian Baker, I serve as a student solicitor for the Honor Council. This is the opening email line at the start of most every case I’ve investigated in the last year. For those who aren’t familiar, the student solicitorsRead More

What the Sustainability Co-Op Means to Me

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Sierra Ponthier – “Oh, you live in the Ecohouse. Do you use electricity? Or hot water? I hear people there don’t take showers.” At the beginning of the year, I’d get this response often when I told someone I live in the Sustainability Co-Op – you know, that brick houseRead More

Not Just Any Small College

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Samuel Johnson (Class of 1969) – I think it would be hard to describe to someone who is not a part of the Davidson community how incredulous I was and how damaged I felt after hearing the news that a Davidson alumnus had cold bloodedly, publicly lied. With regard toRead More