Trying to Keep Up Already at Semester’s End, A Few Random Notes Barrelling into December

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I did a double-take earlier this week when I saw a moving van in the driveway by the President’s House. “!!!???!!!!” I went. Then—oh, yes, I remembered, the Carnegie Guest House next door is undergoing a complete renovation and Physical Plant had to empty the building. Whew. So, no more filched Thunderbolt coffee from the Guest House breakfast bar for awhile. But the good news is that the folks over at Carnegie have started a Facebook page so we can all follow progress between now and scheduled reopening in March. Check it out!

Britton Taylor ’98 by Ryan Inzana for Adweek. Click for full article.

Meanwhile, Wildcat men’s hoops play in the 2012 Old Spice Classic Championship at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex over Thanksgiving brought to light this aromatic advertising nugget of alumni news: Britton Taylor ’98 is one of the guiding mad men behind Old Spice’s “Believe in Your Smellf” ad campaign. Britton, group planning director with Wieden + Kennedy, was called out in the best way earlier this year in The Young Influentials: Adweek picks 20 under 40 who are wicked smart and rebooting your world.

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In other olfactory news from the world of commerce and advertising, Jack Hubbard ’06 has launched www.HomeMadeGin.com just in time for the holidays. No word from the dean of student’s office if Jack will get permission for a Patterson Court demo, but cheers to him in the spirit of the holidays in any case (not to mention the end of exams)! Jack reports he got solid start-up business advice from schoolmate Cass Baltz ’07. “The Davidson network is an invaluable one and I’m very blessed to be a part of it,” says Jack.

A final tidbit: Check out Davidson’s new InstaGram site, now available on desktop as well as mobile devices. And for the record, here are listings for other Davidson College social media main pages:

 

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