School of Grok

The office of new Provost Carolyn Dever is launching two task forces, one of which is aimed at “evaluating the prospect of giving Dartmouth’s graduate and advanced studies programs a physical plant” (The Dartmouth of September 30; see also The Graduate Forum of October 3, The Dartmouth of October 7). Dartmouth has operated a number […]

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New surgical wing; other topics

The college recently unveiled a plaque announcing the Orozco Frescoes’ status as a National Historic Landmark (Dartmouth Now). No images yet. Dartmouth Engineer has a story on the new Center for Surgical Innovation. This addition to DHMC is one of the few parts of the complex not designed by SBRA (post). A Kendal news release […]

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Museum-like displays; a Hanover designer

The old idea of the trophy room for intercollegiate athletics seems to be shifting toward something closer to a museum, with text and graphics (reproductions of historic images, not originals) arranged to tell a story. Objects are displayed in support of the story rather than as the spoils of victory. The Friends of Dartmouth Football […]

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BASIC at 50 and other items

Work continues on the Williamson Translational Research Building at the hospital in Lebanon. Here is a notable tidbit about the building’s namesake donor, the late Dr. Peter Williamson ’58: he once owned the ultimate collector car, Lord Rothschild’s Bugatti Atlantic. Williamson’s car won the Pebble Beach Concours in 2003 and is now in the Mullin […]

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The Geisel School’s identity guidelines and their breaking

The Geisel School’s thorough Visual Identity and Naming Conventions (pdf) state: FIRST REFERENCE: + The Audrey and Theodor Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth OR The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth Although the web version of the medical school magazine for Fall ’13 has no logo graphics on its table of contents, it describes […]

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New branding push likely

President Hanlon has named Cornell’s PR head, Thomas Bruce, to a similar position at Dartmouth (Dartmouth Now, via The Dartmouth). The Dartmouth reports that Bruce “oversaw the redesign of the university’s logo” at Cornell. Indeed, Cornell’s massive “Brand Book” covers everything, from the essence of the Cornell brand (our brand “speaks to the satisfaction and […]

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The new campus map is out; other topics

That Occom Ridge house that was captured in a state of extreme disarray in various aerials has indeed been replaced by a new house by Haynes & Garthwaite. Bing has a more recent aerial view. The graduate and professional schools’ heraldry is on display on the college’s new website. The graduation gowns of the schools […]

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The “Dartmouth University” proposal

The strategic planning report for the “Global Dartmouth” working group (June 2012), released today, makes six proposals, including this one: 6. Rename Dartmouth for international audiences, by: -Using “Dartmouth University” or some equivalent to refer to the institution as a whole. -Using “Dartmouth College” to refer to the undergraduate school of Arts and Sciences. -Maintaining […]

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Heraldry: The Tuck School and the Temple at Hephaestos

I. The Geisel School. The big topic in Dartmouth heraldry is the Geisel School of Medicine’s new shield, mentioned here. It contains the familiar elements of the river, pine, founding date, and book, and it omits the depiction of the old Medical Building, which was demolished about 55 years ago. It deserves an analysis of […]

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Renaming the Medical School

Dartmouth has changed the name of its medical school[1] from the Dartmouth Medical School to the Audrey and Theodor Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Dr. Seuss, as Dartmouth’s most famous “doctor” [of philosophy], would seem to be as good a namesake as any. Now the medical school fits the pattern established by Dartmouth’s two […]

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Brand identity topics

I. The Dartmouth Company Curiously, there is a Boston-based real estate company called The Dartmouth Company. It makes good use of serifs and a dark green color on its website and seems to operate in New Hampshire. See also the more obvious reference to the college at the Dartmouth Education Foundation. II. The Arms of […]

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A new coat of arms for Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies at Dartmouth (or “the Graduate Studies programs,” collectively lowercase) haven’t given the impression that they form a single school or college. Over the past several years, however, they have unified under a logo comprising the Old Pine, likely derived from the Bicentennial Flag, inside an oval. The oval logo is reproduced in a […]

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The coat of arms on a pair of shoes, and other items

New Balance has put Dartmouth’s current midcentury coat of arms on the tongue of a pair of shoes in its Ivy League Collection (via the Big Green Alert Blog; there’s a post on The Dartmouth‘s blog). Rauner’s blog has notable items on Cane Rush, Foley House, “the Glutton’s Spoon,” and the practice of “horning.” The […]

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Dartmouth Traditions by William Carroll Hill (1901)

Download Download a pdf version of William Carroll Hill’s 1901 book, Dartmouth Traditions. About the Book William Carroll Hill (1875-1943?), of Nashua, N.H., received his Bachelor of Letters degree, a degree offered only between 1884 and 1904, in 1902. He was the historian of his class and wrote the Chronicles section of the the 1902 […]

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Dartmouth’s new school

President Kim has announced the establishment of the Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science (press release, The Dartmouth, Valley News). Following the habit of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice or “T.D.I.,” the new institution is being called “T.D.C.,” for “The Dartmouth Center.” T.D.I. already awards master’s degrees, and T.D.C. is […]

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