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Duke Endowment: Pres. Quillen is Interviewed about the New Academic Neighborhood

by Davidson College

The Duke Endowment's e-newsletter includes an interview with President Carol Quillen about "reimagining the liberal arts campus." The Duke Endowment supported Davidson's Academic Neighborhood plan in October 2012 with a $45 million grant, the largest gift in the college's history. Read the interview.

Davidson will restructure the main academic portion of its campus to create learning spaces that foster new methods of interdisciplinary learning. Six buildings will be expanded, renovated or constructed over the next decade to create a "neighborhood" with flexible spaces and common areas that encourage the exchange and generation of ideas across conventional academic boundaries-between departments, between disciplines, and between the arts and sciences. Learn more about the Academic Neighborhood.