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Faculty clashed with McLaughlin early on

(08/26/04 9:00am)

The selection of David T. McLaughlin '54 as the 14th president of the College came at a special Feb. 23, 1981 faculty meeting after a weekend of secret trustee deliberations in Hanover and Boston. Only hours later, the College's professors began to question the businessman's academic qualifications -- the first signs of a problem that would last throughout his tumultuous six-and-one-half-year tenure.

College shatters charitable giving records in FY 2004

(07/29/04 9:00am)

Dartmouth College netted a record-breaking $118.1 million in charitable gifts in the fiscal year ending June 30, topping last year's contributions by almost one-third, College officials announced Tuesday. The largest single gifts will endow the Neukom Institute for Computational Science and new construction at the Thayer School of Engineering.

Some sophomores choose to leave campus for summer

(07/06/04 9:00am)

Since the implementation of the Dartmouth Plan some 30 years ago, the vast majority of sophomores at the College have spent their summers in Hanover, enjoying what many regard as the least challenging term at Dartmouth. Each summer, however, a few second-year students decide to skip town -- somewhat less than five percent of the sophomore class, Registrar Polly Griffin estimated.

Dean spends first day as visiting fellow

(07/01/04 9:00am)

Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean offered his thoughts on campaigning and policy issues in the first of several planned summer visits to the College on Tuesday. Dean -- who carried Hanover in January's New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary -- spoke in two forums and two classes. He also taped a segment for the political commentary show "Hardball" in the 1930s Room of the Rockefeller Center.

College announces return to fall rush

(04/06/04 9:00am)

College administrators would sanction moving Greek rush to the fifth week of sophomore fall, Dean of the College James Larimore announced at a dinner for fraternity and sorority leaders on Monday night. Larimore said such a change, contingent on Greek officers' willingness to address "specific parameters" in the Greek system, could happen as early as next Fall term.