Statue of Liberty

Origin Stories

The moments that define us—sometimes abrupt, sometimes devastating, sometimes unexpected and wonderful—also define our community. The life experiences and cultural…

John Lingle with Peace Corps in Chile

Back to the Future

Peace Corps alumnus revisits the experiences and the country that shaped his worldview. I struggled with my rusty Spanish to…

A student panel on racial identity called “Black Is, Black Ain’t”

Hidden Identity

Genetic testing provides answers, raises questions. Geneaology shows like African American Lives and Finding Your Roots have helped drive the…

First Person
Carol Quillen

Primary Sources

In these pages, you will read the “how I got here” stories of several Davidson students. We learn where they…

Students perform reading during humanities course

Oh, the Humanities!

This is a watershed year for the Humanities Program at Davidson College. It’s been overhauled and streamlined—allow me. I see…