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Happy Terquasquicentennial Birthday, Davidson College!

Posted: Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2012

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John Syme

John Syme graduated from Davidson College with a bachelor of arts degree in French in 1985. He worked as a general-assignment reporter at The Winston-Salem Journal, where he later wrote freelance travel stories during his first solo cross-country road trip in the summer of 1989. He worked as a copywriter at a Charlotte advertising agency, as a research translator at a French nutrition center outside Paris, and as a politics and education newspaper reporter in Charlotte. He returned in 2001 to Davidson, where he is senior writer, alumni editor and instigator of the "Road Trip 2009" blog, which evolved into his current blog, "Daybook Davidson."

The first classes were held on Davidson’s happily hallowed campus 175 years ago this week, when Lake Norman was the Catawba River and Maxwell Chambers was still in the process of making the fortune that would result in the college’s hallmark academic building a generation later.

Hear from Davidsonians past and present in these wonderful audio clips created by WDAV (you can download podcasts here), and visit historical "Around the D" and "Daybook" posts to celebrate our terquasquicentennial. More to come after the official campus birthday party next week!

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