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VOICES OF DAVIDSON

Love Without Limits – Indeed

  NEWS   How fitting that in April, National Poetry Month, residents at The Pines honored the memory of their friend, Dr. Anthony (Tony) Abbott, an award-winning poet and well-loved English professor, emeritus, at Davidson College. Tony’s death during the...

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Keep Dancing

  VOICES OF DAVIDSON   This past weekend included a variety of religious holidays. People celebrated Easter, Passover, and Ramadan – with in-person events for the first time in three years. Many events surrounding the major holidays in these world religions have...

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Recollections of Davidson College, 1946-1950

  NEWS   (For this column the editors are happy to share some reminiscences by a guest columnist, Bill DuBose, Davidson class of 1950.) Freshman orientation marks the first vivid recollection I associate with my experience at Davidson. We were assembled in the...

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“Ppreciate It!”

  NEWS Who was Andy Griffith, really? Today, almost 55 years after the last production of “The Andy Griffith Show” and 10 years after his death, people all over the world still tune into that program every day. People think of Andy Griffith or Sheriff Andy Taylor as...

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Who is Our Best-known North Carolinian?

  NEWS Who is the best-known living North Carolinian today? Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski? Legendary basketball star Michael Jordan? Gov. Roy Cooper? Activist Rev. William Barber? Senators Thom Tillis or Richard Burr? Anybody else? Maybe one of these could be...

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We Support Ukraine

  NEWS   Davidson is showing its support for Ukraine with yard signs, ribbons, listening to Ukraine’s national anthem, and learning from experts about the war waged by Russia in Ukraine. Dr. Amanda Ewington, Davidson College professor and chair of the Russian...

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Dr. Gilmer and Mr. Hyde

  NEWS Imagine being a patient of a doctor, one whom you loved and trusted, one who also murdered and mutilated his own father. Such an experience forms the basis for a new book, “The Other Dr. Gilmer: Two Men, A Murder, and an Unlikely Fight for Justice,” by Benjamin...

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Ukraine: What Is To Be Done?  

  NEWS This week, in correspondence with two eminent political science scholars and one-time national security practitioners (one at Columbia University; one at the University of Georgia), I raised for discussion this conundrum:  As Ukraine is being reduced to rubble,...

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Lessons from Blindness

  NEWS Going blind. Is there any way it could be a good thing? Frank Bruni asks this question in his new book, “The Beauty of Dusk.” Bruni, one of the great writers to move to North Carolina recently, is an opinion writer for The New York Times, author of bestselling...

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