Indoor Practice Facility at the “Sunken Garden”?

Bruce Wood at BGA wrote a week ago Saturday about the inflatible stadium bubbles that some schools use for offseason sports practice: Keep your eyes and ears peeled for news out of Dartmouth and it won’t be about a bubble. Those who attended the Friends of Football semiannual meeting in June heard the details but […]

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History, buildings, etc.

The Rauner blog has posts on Memorial Field, dorm room plans, fraternity meeting minutes, the WWI trenches around Leverone’s site, and class day clay pipes. A Review interview with Thayer School’s Senior Associate Dean Ian Baker says: In addition to serving as the Associate Dean, Baker also chaired a community board overseeing and discussing the […]

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House professors’ dwelling sites selected

The Valley News reports on the sites of the six dwellings of the house professors. (Each of the future “residential colleges,” also called “residential communities,” “houses,” and sometimes “clusters,” will have a resident professor.) Correlated with what are presumed to be the corresponding residential communities, the sites are: The existing Frost House (White House), part […]

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Newsilauke Ravine Lodge

The college has released four watercolor sketches of the future Ravine Lodge replacement (see also the accompanying Dartmouth Now announcement; the Valley News has a story). The building depicted looks similar to the one that was shown in the sketch posted here back in November 2014. As is always said, although the demolition is regrettable, […]

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Investiture and other topics

The report of the 210th Alumni Council meeting updates us on plans underway to create a freestanding School of Graduate Studies that will coordinate the 17 Ph.D. programs and 12 Masters’ programs that exist alongside the professional degrees of the three professional schools. Grad Studies is now holding its first investiture ceremony (Dartmouth Now). The […]

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Moosilauke demo official; other items

Dartmouth Now reports in “House Professors Named to Residential Communities“: The house professors will each serve a four-year term beginning July 1, 2015, and will move into on-campus residences near their respective house communities the following summer. In fact, other than the current East Wheelock professor, who will continue, none of the professors has been […]

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Here’s to the Polka Dot; other topics

The Valley News has an article with some superb photographs on the Polka Dot Restaurant by the tracks in White River Junction. The 1925 building seems to have hosted a diner from the beginning; owner Mary Shatney started working there in 1959 and had to close the place last year. It’s up for sale — […]

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Prefab sprout space?

Many of the six Residence Communities (a post here) need dwellings for their resident House Professors and spaces that will host social gatherings. The school has a master plan by Sasaki Associates, $11.75m to work with, and a deadline of Fall Term 2016. Thus it makes sense that representatives of the college and Sasaki would […]

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Armatures for development and a route for navigation

The Beyer Blinder Belle master plan is so far only publicly available in the form of this attractive image from the firm’s website. Since the firm put up the image, there has been no detailed discussion of what it means. ——– Dartmouth, largely by happenstance, has ended up with a campus that is centered on […]

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The Six Houses

President Hanlon recently announced that most of the dormitories will be divided into six groups to be called “house communities” or “Residence Communities.” Elements According to the announcement and Dartmouth Now, each House will have: As many as 700 undergraduates as members. That is an even division of the approximate total undergraduate enrollment of 4,200. […]

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