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Local News
8:12 am
Tue May 26, 2015

Davidson College Reaches High School AP Students With Digital Tools

Ardrey Kell High School Senior Vishnu Menon uses Davidson Next to study for the AP Macroeconomics final exam.
Lisa Worf WFAE

The rise of iPads and laptops in the classroom has people scrambling to figure out the best way to represent knowledge and teach students using this medium. There’s an explosion of online materials geared for learning, but developing good ones is still something of an art and an experiment. Davidson College is undertaking such a project using CMS students as its guinea pigs.  

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Local News
4:53 pm
Mon May 11, 2015

Striving For Flexibility, Many College Chemistry Departments Are Changing Requirements

Professor Erland Stevens at Davidson College
Credit Lucy Perkins / WFAE

So you want to go to college and major in chemistry? Didn’t think so. The number of students in the major has never been big at small liberal arts schools. Some schools, like Davidson College, are making it easier to complete a chemistry major to attract more students. 

Davidson professor Erland Stevens is teaching organic chemistry to a group of about 15 students. To an outsider, this class probably doesn’t look any different than it did a year ago – tired students following along as best they can for 8:30 a.m. But, it used to have a different name. In fact, all of Davidson’s chemistry classes have changed names as a part of a big retooling of the chemistry department.

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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
davidsonwildcats.com

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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DavidsonNews.net
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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DavidsonNews.net
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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