JH: Ben, I was thinking — nothing these days seems original. BS: Oh, you mean how we have a “9th Star Wars” and a 37th “Kidz Bop?” JH: Only 37?
What incentive is there for students to go into public service?
This add-drop period, keep Social Impact Practicum courses in mind.
Our “Alma Mater” proclaims a campus of loyal sons and daughters of an idyllic “College on the Hill.” While the “Alma Mater” is sung on First-Year Trips by the incoming class and is played daily on the bells of Baker Library, it’s easy to forget why we recite these time-honored words.
First-Year Trips has seen positive changes, but more improvement is needed.
This article was featured in the 2017 Freshman Issue. The summer before my freshman year, I would waltz around my neighborhood in a Dartmouth t-shirt and Lone Pine baseball cap, telling family friends I was “just thrilled to go to Dartmouth in the fall!” and “planning on majoring in communications or journalism, because they’re my passions.” As it turns out, Dartmouth doesn’t have a communications department.
On experiencing newfound empathy for the College.
We can fear false shows of kindness — or we can say, “bring it on.”