Author John Syme '85

John Syme '85

Senior Writer John Syme graduated from Davidson with a French degree in 1985. After gigs in newspaper, advertising, translation in France and cross-country travel writing in the United States, he returned to alma mater in 2001. He has no immediate plans to graduate again.

Musings Back of Chambers building with sun setting in front of building

Summertime

Summertime comes early for a college staff: Specifically, it comes the very day after graduation.…

Alumni Page from The Merchant of Venice

For the Love of Language

Literary scene: Portia’s “quality of mercy” speech to Shylock, The Merchant of Venice. Actual scene:…

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