Perspectives

Not just about food

Not just about food

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As a result of the events over the past week, the topic of “Mandatory Meal Plan” has become an argument affecting all corners of Davidson College’s campus – with ripples that spread further than I assume were originally intended. Although the new policy does not impact the current members ofRead More

Keep Commons competitive

Keep Commons competitive

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Dear President Quillen, Regarding the coming “Meal Plan Mandate,” there is still much explaining to be done. Just last year you were conferring at the White House on the topic of affordability, but now you are raising costs? Requiring hundreds of students who currently do just fine without meal planRead More

Blowing bubbles: What this  summer taught me about Davidson

Blowing bubbles: What this summer taught me about Davidson

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We’ve all heard quite a bit about the Real World.  For some of us, like myself, this phrase hints at the disconnect between the world I inhabit and the strange and faraway world of tax returns, mortgages, and, of course, doing your own laundry (sorry Classes of ’16 and beyond). Read More

Keeping the faith

Keeping the faith

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We live in pessimistic times. Our economy is growing and adding jobs, but consumer confidence is falling. The last few years comprise the only time in the history of public opinion in which people don’t expect to do as well as their parents. Once-vaunted pillars of our society, like newspapersRead More

Davidson, stop asking me for money

Davidson, stop asking me for money

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It did not take long for Davidson to exceed my expectations. Before first-year orientation, I never set foot on the campus, let alone in North Carolina. All I knew about the school was based on the then-horrendous website and various review sites. The website and the review sites, however, didRead More