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FCRS(Faculty Classification and Review System) trending idea

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Based on my undergraduate study til now, I found that the education quality is not directly related to how good a college overall is, but it's directly related to faculty and students themselves. They determined the education experience. The schools around the world always want to classify and select the suitable students to admit. However, different professor also has different teaching style. A 'correct' professor will... more »

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IN-PERSON Commencement

I have many ideas for how Davidson College could carefully and successfully implement an IN-PERSON commencement (including immediate family members) for the Class of 2021:

Using Richardson Stadium - set up chairs 6 feet apart on the football field for graduates to sit while immediate family members are designated a clearly labeled spot in the bleachers. These spots can be coordinated as follows: the graduate provides... more »

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Fire pits

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This is more of an idea for all of campus but there isn't a place to put it anymore. I've seen a number of pictures of campuses that have added fire pits on their quads to provide a safe, outdoor option during the colder months.

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There could be a petting zoo, with camels and rhinos, and it could be outside, covid-safe, and number restrictive.

A professional bubble blower would set an excellent mood of victory.

Perhaps a large mechanical bull would provide a thrill.

Fireworks of varying size would inspire great awe and joy.

A series of balloon parade floats as seen in the macy's day parade would be a great way to cap off the year. And they... more »

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Sunset Week

One of my favorite things to do with friends throughout my Davidson experience is watch Sunset at Lake Campus. Especially in the Spring, there is no better place to watch the spectacular sunsets that we all know and love. However, with the limited Lake Campus hours, it is not possible to participate in this activity. That being the case, I propose that one of the last few weeks that seniors are on campus is designated... more »

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Senior Basketball Attendance

The Davidson basketball season will always be a highlight in the jam-packed spring semester. Thankfully for the team, there have been minimal postponements thus far. They even travelled to Asheville and took on three opponents as a part of the Maui Invitational. Still, fan attendance, a crucial and boisterous part of the home games, has been missing entirely. Not only are community members and students disheartened to... more »

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Picnic

Seniors could sign up for different areas for an outdoor picnic so that we could respect the guidelines that limit participants to 100 people and be spread out, yet everyone interested could participate. There could be picnics on any of the green spaces around campus (Chambers Lawn, the Old Tennis Court, the IMACs, etc.) and participants could arrive in a staggered way and pick up boxed lunches.

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Incentivize Smart Energy Practices in Dorms trending idea

The way students set their thermometers, run their dishes, and take their showers greatly impacts campus's energy consumption. Individual practice is often needlessly wasteful because students don't know the impact of their personal choices. For instance, if students just kept their thermometer closer to the outside temperature Davidson would save money on its energy bill and have a smaller carbon footprint. If Physical... more »

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Implement Mendix to unlock custom app development at Davidson

Over the course of the Fall 2019 semester, T&I's Digital Transformation team (Dx) researched, trialed, and experimented with dozens of so-called "low-code" platforms. In a nutshell, low-code platforms allow you to build custom forms and web applications without having to write very much "real" code, if any. By implementing a true low-code platform like Mendix, Davidson College can meet the growing need for efficient,... more »

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New Gym

I was wondering if there would be any possibility of davidson investing in a new gym facility? The gym in Union (and even new dorm too) is incredibly small and the machines are very outdated, and there are also some essential machines that are normally found in a gym that aren't even supplied. Often times, many people who are using mats overcrowd the floors and make it difficult to use various machines due to a lack of... more »

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