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The Davidson College community explored questions and ideas, looked ahead and celebrated in a series of events around the inauguration of the college’s 19th president, Doug Hicks ’90. The week culminated in an investiture ceremony but was bookended by community celebrations full of food and fun, and public discussions dedicated to a planned memorial to the enslaved and exploited, and Davidson’s future.
Wells Black ’94 passed away last year from complications of ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease. In his final months, a group of Wildcats decided to honor their friend and his courageous fight by setting up the Wells Black ’94 Scholarship at Davidson College.
Bestselling author and former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch will discuss challenges to advancing U.S. national interests worldwide, but particularly in countering Russia’s aggression in Ukraine and its consequences, at Davidson College. Learn more.
Davidson College inaugurated Douglas A. Hicks ’90 as its 19th president. “For any liberal arts education to go beyond understanding our world to shaping it, we need hope,” he said. “We dare to hope for a future that is more equitable and humane, with less suffering and division than we see today.” Learn more.
Davidson College selected artist Hank Willis Thomas to create the sculpture “With These Hands: A Memorial to the Enslaved and Exploited.” He’ll work with the architectural firm Perkins&Will. The bronze sculpture will rest prominently on the campus lawn and be visible from Main Street. Learn more.
Davidson College is hosting a series of community events this week culminating in the inauguration of Doug Hicks as its 19th president on Friday. Waffle (cones) will be included.
Davidson College hosts His Excellency Koji Tomita, Ambassador of Japan to the United States. Tomita's journey of lifelong service began at Davidson. Learn more.
Davidson College celebrates a decade as a top producer of Fulbright U.S. Student Program winners. Find out more about the Fulbright experiences of two class of 2022 alums.
Davidson College women’s tennis great Emmy Knobloch ’82 played an inspired game, and inspired patients and colleagues in her chosen profession of medicine. Her family has honored her memory with a new women’s tennis scholarship. Learn more.
Davidson College’s faculty last week affirmed a commitment to freedom of expression on campus that highlights the college’s promotion of a free exchange of ideas.
With support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Prof. Rose Stremlau is writing the first comprehensive history of the Cherokee Nation, from pre-1600 to 2010. The project is aimed at all readers, from scholars to school children. Learn more.
The Davidson Disability Alliance welcomed Gabe Adams-Wheatley to campus for a wonderful discussion on self-representation, disability and beauty aesthetics, disability identity and religion, as well as queer disabled lives.
The Davidson College cheer team has grown under the leadership of coach Kaylee Smith. Read more.
At the 2023 HEARTsongs event in Cornelius, NC, Professor Brenda Flanagan examined the African American experience through poetry in the 19th and 20th centuries. Learn more.
Davidson College Assistant Professor of Africana and English studies Randi Gill-Sadler specializes in 20th century African American and Afro-Caribbean women writers. She encourages students to read the literature in conjunction with traditional historical accounts of the time periods covered. Learn more.
On Sunday, February 26, Davidson was honored to award Grammy and MacArthur award winner Rhiannon Giddens an honorary degree in fine arts before her performance on campus. Learn more.
The Davidson College community rallied to provide crucial support to Ukrainian refugees in the year since Russia invaded their country. Davidson’s class of 2026 includes two Ukrainian students whose lives were upended by Russia’s attack. On Feb. 24, the college will host an event to commemorate the anniversary of the invasion and raise money for urgently needed medical supplies.
On Friday, Feb. 17, it's Random Acts of Kindness Day, and Davidson College is celebrating a quality that defines our community. Find out more about the random, and not-so-random, happenings you can participate in to make today special.
Nonprofits, researchers and others need the tool, known as the API, or Application Programming Interface, to analyze Twitter data because the sheer amount of information makes it impossible for a human to go through by hand. Learn More.