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Allow Fraternities to Disassociate from their National Orgs

Davidson should offer fraternities the option to disassociate from their national organizations and convert to a role as a Davidson social group while maintaining their spot on Patterson Court, assuming a role similar to eating houses. With this option, Davidson would gain better control over these organizations while allowing the organizations to functionally continue after disassociating from national organizations,... 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 The gym in Union (and even new dorm too) is incredibly small and the machines are very outdated, and there are also some essential machines that are normally found in a gym that aren't even supplied.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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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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Winter Term

Students could take 1-2 classes during the winter break holiday, beginning after Christmas and ending a couple of days before spring semester resumes. Courses could be "fun" courses with topics similar to writing classes now, or could be more serious courses that could count towards a major/minor/WoK requirement.

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Pave the path to Wall In Reserve

The circle of greenery in front of Wall is pretty, but people walk through it instead of around it, killing the grass. Can we make a stone path on the dead grass so people only walk here, saving more grass and making the whole thing more aesthetic? It would look similar to the stone path that cuts through the grass in between the Lily Gallery and the library.

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Implement RFID tags in CatCards and replace readers

I propose replacing the magnetic stripe cards, which are the current version of the CatCard, with a RFID tagged CatCard. It would be more convenient to simply bring our CatCards into proximity with the reader as opposed to swiping. RFID tagged cards also work even when covered by something. Magnetic stripe cards also deteriorate faster due to the friction, scratches, dirt, or damage caused to the card by swiping which... more »

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Bench Press/Squat Rack in New Dorm, Baker, or Union In Reserve

I would like for the school to add bench presses/squat racks to the school gyms. Compound movements like bench presses and squat racks are essential exercises for muscle growth and athletic performance. Currently these exercises are off limits for non-varsity athletes at Davidson. It makes it difficult to get quality workouts in given many workout programs are centered around compound lifting. All of our peer institutions... more »
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Campus Delivery Services In Reserve

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My idea stems from being able to have Davis Cafe orders delivered on campus to tables/dorms/study spaces for a small fee. I would imagine it to be very popular, especially to disabled students, should it be on an easily accessible platform and be able to be charged to CatCard balances. This would be a good integration into the online ordering at Davis Cafe. A routing platform could be utilized... more »
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Davidson Barbecue Studies In Reserve

Slow-cooked pork has a rich tradition in North Carolina. Debates about favorite styles may divide us, but gathering over barbecue has long united communities. At a time when some of the legendary BBQ joints in North Carolina are shutting down, Davidson Barbecue Studies could be an exploration of how this special food has shaped the historical, sociological and political fabric of the region. There is even an opportunity... more »
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Reunion Cost Solution

My office oversees reunion fundraising efforts. We have high class-affinity at Davidson and Reunion Weekend is one of flagship engagement opportunities for bringing alumni back to campus and encouraging them to reevaluate their philanthropic relationship with the college every five years. Last year, the 12 reunion classes brought in $3,383,905 for The Fund for Davidson (~8% of total FFD dollars), $7,498,561 in overall... more »

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