Charlotte Magazine: A Davidson College Prank Lives Forever on Campus

"Davidson has many famous sons. Steph Curry. Anthony Foxx. Dean Rusk. Yet the only one who has a porcelain plate, stained glass window, and campus grave is one who never walked here," writes Jen Tota McGivney in a piece for Charlotte Magazine.

That son is the infamous William "Bill" Davidson Edwards, class of 1953. Edwards was "born" in the mind of Mike Myers '53, a prankster and English major who decided to spice up the college magazine class notes with the scintillating exploits of an imaginary alumnus. The rest, as they say, is history.

Read more about an epic prank that took on a life of its own.


  • August 28, 2017