Jay Krehbiel


College map reveals vision of future campus

With the Student Life Initiative entering its implementation phase and the College reexamining its academic priorities that need to be addressed in the coming capital campaign, Dartmouth will enter a phase of construction and massive fundraising. The next decade will likely bring half a dozen new buildings which includes some 500 new beds, more than 40 new faculty members, expanded Ph.D.

Farmers harvest ideas planted in classroom

Though current funding for the Dartmouth Organic Farm runs out on July 1 of this year, the program is very likely to be funded through the joint efforts of the Outdoor Programs Office and the Environmental Studies department. The farm was started by students five years ago at Fullington Farm, a former dairy farm purchased by the College three miles north of campus along Route 10. The goal was to provide a alternative academic environment for students interested in using agriculture to further their studies.

Fahey reflects on his life at Dartmouth

Dartmouth pulses through the family tree of Trustee Peter Fahey '68. As Fahey stepped onto campus in 1964 as a freshman for the first time, he started what has become "a great Fahey family tradition." Not only was Fahey the first to earn a college degree in his family, but he was also the first of three brothers to attend Dartmouth.

Dentzer reflects on Dartmouth life

Trustee Susan Dentzer '77 never thought she would be a pioneer, but her Dartmouth experience indicates otherwise. Perhaps this pioneering spirit was what Dentzer -- a member of the second coeducational class at Dartmouth and the first female graduate elected by alumni to serve on the Board of Trustees -- clung to when she and other members of the Board decided in February to initiate proceedings to revolutionize the College's residential and social life. Into the wild When Dentzer first stepped onto campus in the fall of 1973 her freshman year, the male to female ratio was 8 to 1, and she, like many other women on campus at the time, felt the glaringly wide gender gap. Male students who were angry with the College's decision to coeducate Dartmouth in the fall of 1972, often took their frustrations out on women, she said. Late at night, some of these men, after they had been drinking heavily, would belt "a very loud rendition of Men of Dartmouth outside of the women's dormitories," Dentzer said. During the spring of Dentzer's freshman year, a "very loud hockey player" walked up to her with two beers, and proceeded to pour them on her head -- "one for being a coed and one for being at Dartmouth." Dentzer had also tried her hand at student journalism, but found the experience unpleasant. "I had written for The Dartmouth for one term, but at the time it was a pretty male dominated environment," Dentzer said.

Residence halls offer variety of dorm life experiences

By the second week in August, many of you will have received what can be the most important item that the College will send you regarding Freshman year -- roommates and a housing assignment. Providing freshmen with housing assignments is obviously necessary, but tends to create anxiety, because of the uncertainties. Possibly even more confusing is that when the computer randomly generates roommate and housing assignments, it tells you where you are living and how many square feet each dormitory room is.

New Trustee chairman reflects on his time at Dartmouth

Although William King '63 arrived on campus for the first time in the fall of 1959, his father, Class of 1933, had told him enough to make him feel as if Dartmouth was old news. "As a child, I had decided to go someplace else," King said. It was his sister's stories of weekend visits to Dartmouth from Smith College that would entice the newly-appointed Chairman of the Board of Trustees back to the Hanover campus.