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Dr. Carol E. Quillen
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Dr. Carol E. Quillen is the 18th president of Davidson College (Davidson, NC). Since taking office in 2011, Quillen has sought to reimagine the liberal arts within the changing landscape of higher education and ensure educational excellence and access for all talented students regardless of their financial circumstances. Her emphasis on Transition to Impact initiatives empowers students to develop compassion, analytic rigor, creativity,
resilience, and moral courage, and enables graduates to lead in the service of something larger than themselves.

Entries by Dr. Carol E. Quillen

Trust's Legacy: Davidson's Honor Code

(2) Comments | Posted January 13, 2014 | 12:51 PM

Last March, after Davidson lost a first round game of the NCAA tournament to Marquette in the final seconds, our director of media affairs got a note from a man who identified himself simply as Jim: "I am a basketball fan deluxe: I love Minnesota and Duke and Butler --...

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Being Entrepreneurial

(0) Comments | Posted December 9, 2013 | 12:37 PM

"Being entrepreneurial" has gone viral. In business, government, health care, and education, everyone is talking about entrepreneurship. Yet what does the word really mean? Free enterprise? Innovation? Is all creative activity necessarily "entrepreneurial?" And why is entrepreneurship so important? Now is a good time to step back and reconsider the...

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Disrupting College 2.0

(0) Comments | Posted October 8, 2013 | 4:26 PM

On a recent trip to the Bay Area I met extraordinary people, many at Stanford, who are developing technologies that will restructure education -- from teacher preparation to content delivery to assessment, credentialing, and job placement.

Yet, even as more voices join the ed/tech conversation, higher education leaders remain...

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Opportunity and Accountability Now

(0) Comments | Posted August 30, 2013 | 4:32 PM

President Obama rightly calls for a system that ranks colleges in terms of value -- bang for the buck. Graduation rates, post-graduation employment rates, and loan repayment rates are crucial metrics for all schools, and we should make this data widely available. Beyond this, however, one size does not fit...

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Race and College

(34) Comments | Posted July 3, 2013 | 12:22 PM

If the 5-4 Voting Rights Act decision lays bare a stark national divide, Fisher v. University of Texas, at 7-1, sends a different message. It serves as an invitation to investigate -- with open minds, not moral outrage -- how racial diversity uniquely improves student outcomes and promotes the public...

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