Davidson College scrubbing historic perk for students

Stefanie Botelho's picture
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

It's hard to know where to start when it comes to historic quirks about Davidson College - in business since 1837 and the place where Woodrow Wilson practiced his oratory and Stephen Curry his lay-ups.

For our purposes, we will start in 1911, when the minutes of a faculty meeting raised the need for a campus laundry: Agricultural students who worked mornings in the fields had a malodorous air about them, according to college lore.

It took 14 years, but in 1925, the college built its own laundry and since then has washed, dried, folded and ironed students' clothes for free.

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