Davidson College

Local News
5:32 pm
Fri March 20, 2015

Davidson Wildcats Defy The Numbers, But Rely On Them Too

The Davidson Wildcats practice for the NCAA Tournament

The Davidson Wildcats take on the Iowa Hawkeyes Friday evening in the men’s college basketball tournament. After the team moved into a tough, new conference, it wasn’t expected to have a very good season, let alone make the Big Dance. But you could say it was a calculated move.

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Local News
7:19 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

Supreme Court Needs Diversity In Many Areas, Sotomayor Says At Davidson College

Credit United States Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor visited Davidson College Thursday. Justice Sotomayor answered questions from students and faculty about the court and other justices – and she didn’t shy away from expressing concern that the court’s lack of diversity in several areas keeps it out of touch.

While Justice Sotomayor encouraged Davidson students to take a wide variety of classes, she criticized the educational diversity of another group of people – the justices on the Supreme Court. All have Ivy League educations, which, in her opinion doesn’t provide a sufficient range of experiences. And she went on:

"We don’t have religious diversity, we have just Catholic and Jews. We have no protestants, no Muslims obviously," says Sotomayor.

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Sunday Headlines
9:31 am
Sun February 22, 2015

Sun. Headlines: CIAA Comes To Town

The CIAA college basketball tournament will bring thousands of fans to Charlotte this week for parties, career networking, concerts and basketball. Play begins at Time Warner Cable Arena on Tuesday and continues through Saturday, when the men’s and women’s titles will be decided.

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Sunday Headlines
9:43 am
Sun January 18, 2015

King Remembered With Parade, Interfaith Service, Other Events

Hundreds of marchers, from high school bands to dancers to community leaders, marched through uptown Charlotte in Saturday in the annual Martin Luther King Day Parade.  The parade was part of a weekend full of events for the King Day Holiday.

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Local News
9:56 am
Sun December 7, 2014

Protesters In Davidson, Durham Call For Justice

Students marched from Davidson College to Main Street, lying down in the midst of the Christmas in Davidson festival.
Credit Jonathan Cox/DavidsonNews.net

More than 125 Davidson College students and some faculty members staged a ‘die-in’ protest Saturday night, lying down in the middle of Main Street during the Christmas in Davidson festival. Our news partner DavidsonNews.net reports the students were calling for justice in recent incidents of violence and alleged police brutality against black people.

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Sunday Headlines
9:43 am
Sun November 16, 2014

NC Dem Chief Voller Won’t Run Again

North Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Randy Voller isn’t seeking re-election.  The former Pittsboro mayor made the announcement Saturday at the party executive committee meeting in Chatham County. The committee narrowly elected Voller in 2013 and he has focused on building local party organizations with Democrats in the minority in state government.

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4:07 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

AC Milan Trains Secretly At Davidson College

tar striker Mario Balotelli (center) worked out along with his AC Milan teammates at Davidson College Monday.
David Boraks DavidsonNews.net

Alumni Stadium at Davidson College has been alive with activity over the past few days, but surrounded by security guards shooing away passersby. That’s because players from Italy’s AC Milan – including striker Mario Balotelli and other stars – used the field Sunday through Tuesday for daily workouts while on a pre-season US tour.

Milan’s training sessions were closed to all but a handful of invited guests, including players and coaches from the Davidson men’s and women’s soccer teams.

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8:20 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Davidson College Plans 3 Megawatt, $10 Million Solar Farm

The site is on college owned land off Grey Road.
Credit Davidsonnews.net


Davidson College’s long-rumored solar farm drew another step closer this week, when Cornelius-based solar firm O2 Energies filed an application with state regulators for a $10 million solar panel array off Grey Road.

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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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