Davidson College

8:23 am
Fri May 9, 2014

With March And Petition, Davidson Students Seek Changes In Sexual Misconduct Policy

Davidson students and residents marched away from the college union Thursday morning
Credit David Boraks / DavidsonNews.net

Students, faculty and some area residents marched across the Davidson College campusThursday morning in the latest public facet of a debate over sexual assault and the college’s sexual misconduct policy. The march, an online petition and other discussions have showed widespread support for reform among students. And in brief remarks, college President Carol Quillen called for change in how the campus addresses this devastating but often unreported crime.

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10:53 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Open Since 1920 And Often Touted, Davidson College Laundry To Close Next Year

The laundry is named for longtime employee Lula Bell Houston.
Credit Lincoln Davidson / DavidsonNews.net

The decision to discontinue the full-service laundry, which has been offered free to students since 1920, came in the face of declining usage by students and a need to reallocate budget funds for new programs, the college said.

Some students reacted quickly and negatively. Within 45 minutes of the announcement, more than 100 messages had been posted to Yik Yak, a smartphone app that allows users to post messages that can be seen by others in their geographic vicinity.

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Charlotte Observer
3:14 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Davidson Basketball: 'Underrated' For A Quarter Of A Century

Bob McKillop will begin his 25th season as Davidson basketball coach.
Credit Jeff Willhelm / Charlotte Observer

DAVIDSON Bob McKillop will begin his 25th season as basketball coach at Davidson on Friday night when his Wildcats play at Duke.

Most of those seasons McKillop, 63, works outside the spotlight, which is unfortunate because he loves the spotlight and looks good in it. If a white hair on his head is out of place, he probably makes it run a lap. One of the biggest surprises at a Davidson practice in Belk Arena last week was that McKillop didn’t wear a suit.

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Local News
9:36 am
Sun October 20, 2013

Early voting begins in city & town races

Early voting in Mecklenburg County's local elections opened last week and continues through Nov. 2. Voters will cast their ballots in races for Charlotte Mayor and City Council, Charlotte Mecklenburg School Board, small town mayors and town boards and for or against county education and local bonds. Early voting is available this coming week at the county’s Hal Marshall Annex in Charlotte, then beginning Oct. 26 at a total of 15 sites, including libaries and government buildings. Election day is Nov. 5th.

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Local News
4:57 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Davidson College Announces On-Campus Pub And Coffeehouse

The Summit Coffee is run by two Davidson alums and brothers Tim and Brian Helfrich, Class of 2000 and 2007, respectively. A second branch, still unnamed, will be opening on Davidson's campus with a full-kitchen, this fall.
Credit Courtesy of Tim Helfrich

This fall, draft beer and wine will be served on the campus of Davidson College.  Students and administrators say it will provide a safe drinking environment for students, faculty and staff.  

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Local News
8:49 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Mecklenburg County Eyes Scenic Route

The proposed "Davidson Scenic Byway" would start at the Mecklenburg/Iredell County line on Highway 115 (Old Statesville Road).
Julie Rose

Mecklenburg County – known for booming growth and ever-expanding freeways – is looking to get on the map for a very different kind of transportation: designation of the county's very first scenic byway.

The starting point for the proposed Davidson Scenic Byway turns out to be a pretty unscenic spot in front of an old, abandoned building. It's at the Iredell County border on Highway 115 (that's Old Statesville Road) just north of downtown Davidson. 

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Local News
9:34 am
Sun May 19, 2013

JCSU Graduation Honors Andrew Young, Mayor Foxx

College graduation season continued in the Charlotte area Sunday morning, with commencement ceremonies at Johnson C. Smith University and Davidson College.  Ambassador and former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young was the guest speaker at J.C. Smith’s 141st graduation, which began at 8am at the university’s Irwin Belk Complex. The university presented honorary degrees to Young and Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx.

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2:33 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Davidson Confirms Move To Atlantic 10 Conference

Davidson College officials confirmed Wednesday what has been rumored for weeks, that most Wildcats’ sports teams will leave the Southern Conference for the Atlantic 10 Conference (A-10), beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year.

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Local News
1:02 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Davidson College Project Seeks History From Under Lake Norman

Front page of The Mecklenburg Gazette on Oct. 1, 1959.

The top headline in the October 1st, 1959, Mecklenburg Gazette proclaims “Great Economic Progress is Seen.” A few days earlier, Gov. Luther Hodges visited the Catawba River to set off the first dynamite blast for construction of the Cowan’s Ford Dam – the site of a Revolutionary War battle.

The writer of the story called it the “beginning of a new era in the history of the Catawba River Valley.”

No kidding.

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3:16 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

Davidson College Gets Biggest Gift Ever

Davidson President Carol Quillen announces the record donation at Duke Family Performance Hall Thursday.
Credit Bill Giduz/Davidson College

Davidson College has received its largest gift ever, $45 million from the Duke Endowment that college officials say will be used to “transform the academic heart of the campus.” The money will pay for renovations to a half-dozen campus buildings beginning next year, as well as a new science building.

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