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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Building projects budgeted for; other news

The Town budget includes funding for construction of walk/bike path along Lyme Road to the Reservoir Road roundabout. The paved path will be separated from the road by a tree lawn (The Dartmouth). Tri-Kap appears finally to be tackling its Fuller Audit improvements, planning to erect an addition designed by Domus Custom Builders (Zoning Board […]

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WWGD?

Following the lead of the charrette, the Town is creating a West Wheelock Gateway zoning district (Planning Board WWGD details pdf). The area will have a higher density than before (Planning Board WWGD pdf). A lot of work and thought is going into this project: The amendment proposes permitted uses of single-family, two-family, multi-family dwellings, […]

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Planning for “House Communities”

House professors will begin living in college-owned residences near their house communities in the summer of 2016. Staff members are working on details related to the makeup of the house communities and location of faculty housing. (“Work Is Under Way on Moving Dartmouth Forward Plan” Dartmouth Now (26 February 2014).) Frost House (“The White House”) […]

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Names that change, or don’t change; various topics

The Food Co-Op is in the second phase of its renovation. The Rauner Library Blog has two posts (one, two) on a big scrapbook created by Francis Gilman Blake of the Class of 1908. The Mirror (of The D) is doing a series of photos and descriptions of campus buildings, with some info drawn from […]

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