Wildcats in Detroit

March 26, 2008 at 8:20 pm Leave a comment

Just in case you didn’t already know, Davidson is one cool place to earn a degree.  Check out this email recently sent out by the pres (a friend forwarded it to me):

To all Davidson Students: Given the extraordinary nature of the success of the men’s basketball team, Davidson’s Trustees have graciously offered to pay the expenses of those students who are able to attend the game in Detroit on Friday night. We realize that for some students, academic and other obligations will preclude taking advantage of this offer. Please note that classes are NOT cancelled on Friday.

We all know that, at Davidson, academics come first. This offer is not intended to encourage students to miss classes. Students, please consider going to the game ONLY if this is, academically, the right decision for you. For those of you who cannot go to Detroit, the game will be shown on the large screen in the Alvarez College Union and there will be plenty of Davidson Wildcat spirit here on campus.

For those of you who are able to attend without detriment to your academics, please follow the instructions below:

If you want to attend the games in Detroit and do not yet have a ticket, you must email Traci Russ-Wilson at trruss@davidson.edu by 4:00 pm today.

The bus will leave at approximately 6 a.m. on Friday morning. It is approximately an 11 hour ride to Detroit. We will make hotel reservations for you ( 2 students per room). Tickets are for Sessions 1 and 2. If Davidson wins on Friday night, they will play again on Sunday afternoon (exact time not yet known). Win or lose, the bus will leave on Sunday afternoon after the Session 2 game ends. You will most likely arrive back in Davidson on Monday morning between 4 am and 6 am.

If you have already booked a package with the bus that leaves campus on Friday morning (bus, tickets, hotel), then your credit card will not be charged. If you have purchased a ticket and are handling transportation and lodging on your own, then you will be reimbursed for the face value of the ticket only. All of this will be handled next week.

We are so grateful that our Trustees, on their own initiative, have so generously offered this gift to Davidson students. For many reasons this week, including our Trustees’ support and commitment to our students, it is a great day to be a Wildcat.

— Tom Ross

Isn’t that neat?  If you’re one of the lucky Wildcats (or just happen to be headed for Detroit for some other reason), check out VisitDetroit, TripAdvisor, and WikiTravel.  Let’s go Wildcats!  They’ve already messed up my bracket a bit, but I’d be pleased as punch to see them in the final four (sorry, they’ll have to lose to the Heels).

Image from Wiki.


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