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The College’s 250th anniversary celebrations have already begun, and among the concerts, free food and green-lit photo ops that some students have had the opportunity to enjoy, there is another aspect of the celebration perhaps more relevant to the Dartmouth student experience: special 250th anniversary courses.
These special courses, which students may search by selecting the “Dartmouth 250” option on the online timetable of classes, feature the College in their curricula, and students taking the courses are prompted to reflect on their own Dartmouth experiences as they analyze aspects of the College’s past and present in a critical light.
This winter, two sestercentennial-themed courses are being offered: Religion 7.08, “Is Dartmouth a Religion?” and “Daniel Webster and the Dartmouth College Case,” which is cross-listed among four departments: college courses, english, government, and history.
“Is Dartmouth a Religion?” is a first-year seminar taught by religion professor Susan Ackerman.
Milestones. Sometimes, milestones are a good thing — who can forget the joy of their first day of starting college, of a baby’s first “mama,” of buying one’s first apartment? However, occasionally, milestones can signal something less than desirable — the 25th day of a government shutdown, the first day that you don’t oversleep your 9L, your first real heartbreak. In celebration of Dartmouth’s 250th anniversary, this week’s issue of the Mirror is all about milestones.
1769 College Charter signed, establishing Dartmouth as the ninth college in the United States1797 Geisel School of Medicine founded1799 The Dartmouth publishes its first issue on August 27 by Moses Davis under the name the Dartmouth Gazette, establishing it as “America’s Oldest College Newspaper”1819 Trustees of Dartmouth College v.
When we think of the milestones, most people think of birthdays, graduation, marriage — significant and recognizable turning points in our lives.
My older brother taught me many valuable life lessons: which words not to say in front of my parents, how to climb every tree in our backyard and the correct way to change lanes on a highway.
This year is all about celebrations on campus. With the 250th anniversary of our college, Dartmouth students and alumni are celebrating an event dear to their hearts.
The wildly popular Netflix series on the ways technology can warp our lives, Black Mirror, came out with a new episode, “Bandersnatch,” over winter break.
Where do you see yourself in five years? Ten? Twenty? It’s not an unusual question to hear, though answering it is never easy. But what if you knew you weren’t going to live that long?
In an era filled with technological marvels and novelties, it can be difficult to figure out which innovations are fads and which will become ubiquitous.
When I first arrived at Dartmouth, I was the most undecided of all “undecided” majors. Freshman year, I spiraled through many options until I finally settled on English.
New Year’s Eve. Thousands brave the frigid temperatures of Times Square to remain in place for 12 hours and wait for the famous Waterford crystal ball to drop.
William Shakespeare wrote the words spoken in Juliet’s impassioned monologue centuries ago.
The butterfly effect is an idea originating from chaos theory. It states that even the flapping of a butterfly’s soft and small wings can lead to the winds shifting and preventing a terrible storm from happening in another continent.
The last few weeks, and months, have been pretty crazy — news of mailed pipe bombs, an accusation of sexual assault by a Supreme Court nominee and yet another mass shooting driven by anti-Semitism have left many in this country reeling.
Last year, I spent my fall term as an exchange student at the University of Havana, around the same time that you may have been listening to Camila Cabello’s hit song, “Havana.” Cabello’s lyrics do not lie — I am also left longing to return.
When was the first time you realized that you had a voice? No, not the first time your mom recorded you speaking your very first words — when did you decide that those words held power, or that they were capable of having an impact?
We all have one — the crazy, radical, get-in-your-face uncle, the one you talk to only once a year at Thanksgiving because he makes sure to pull up a chair next to you, smile and ask how you’ve been. You know him — you spend the night trying to dodge any politically charged topic that might propel him into high gear.
From Kennedy to Obama, from Reagan to Bush, countless presidents have visited our campus while still just hopeful candidates, their eager eyes set on the Oval Office yet their immediate efforts focused on New Hampshire voters.