An article was published last week on the Davidson College website featuring stories from Davidson students, faculty, staff, community members, and alumni about how the DCI has enabled them to engage in and facilitate more productive discussions about difficult topics. The article includes some great insights from Anthony Toumazatos ’25 (DCI Fellow), David Barnard ’79 (Davidson alum and DCI D Team participant), Pam Dykstra (Davidson community member and DCI Advisory Council member), Jayme Sponsel (Assistant Director For Research, Learning, and Outreach in Davidson’s Library and a Co-Convener of the DCI), and Melissa González (Davidson’s interim Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer and DeeP Collaborative member).
It also highlights two recent gifts that will help the DCI continue to build and expand the deliberative opportunities it is offering. These include a generous gift from Amy ’98 and Steven Wacaster and a major grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations. We encourage you to check out the article as soon as you have the chance. It provides a wonderful window into the impact that the DCI has been having – and promises to have in the years to come.
If you want to join in on the action right away, you can sign up for a Fall D Team here and register for our annual Deliberation Facilitator Training Program here. And stay tuned for more announcements soon about our other fall programs that are in the works!