By DANIELLE STRICKLAND
Davidson College News Office
Mathematics professor Robert Whitton touched many lives in his 67 years, at Davidson College and beyond. He formed close, lasting, and meaningful relationships with family, friends, students, colleagues, and community members. Through his passions for literature, fishing, music—you name it—Whitton made connections that shaped lives for the better.
Professor Whitton died in November 2011 of injuries after was struck by a car in a crosswalk on Concord Road, near Faculty Drive, while walking home from campus. At that moment, part of the heart of Davidson was gone, but only in the physical sense. His devotion and his deep love and admiration for his work and his students live on every day at Davidson College. Read the full story