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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Report from the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter

Several posts here over the past few years have commented on the redevelopment of what’s called the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter in Oxford, comparing it to Hanover’s own hospital district north of Maynard. Rafael Viñoly Architects devised a 2008 master plan for the area that appears in an aerial view before the makeover: The Oxford University […]

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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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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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Google updates its aerial, and other news

Hello, what’s this? The newest Google aerial shows hundreds of chairs and the big Commencement stage set up on the Green. It looks as if the photo was taken just before the Convocation on September 20. It is definitely recent: the Wilson Hall elm is missing, the Crouching Spider is visible, the new scoreboard is […]

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An aerial view of the Academic Center’s site

Bill Hemmel has a nice collection of recent aerial photos of the campus, including this one: Dartmouth will demolish Gilman (at right, with white window frames) and Dana (the square building above it) to provide a site for the North Campus Academic Center. At this stage in the design process, the siting of the Academic […]

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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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More details on the Academic Center, Dana’s move

The previous post on this topic mentioned that the current rendering (source) of the quad facade differs slightly from an earlier rendering published during May. Some of the changes: The eastern (most distant) of the three masses has gone from light-colored stone cladding to something more uniform, possibly metal, and has gained a glazed projection […]

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The Academic Center is by Kyu Sung Woo Architects

The designers behind the planned North Campus Academic Center are the Cambridge, Mass. firm of KSWA. Firm founder Kyu Sung Woo (Wikipedia) designed the Olympic Village for the 1988 Olympics in Seoul (firm page). The firm’s campus work includes a pair of dorms on Coffin Street at Bowdoin (firm page) and the Nerman Museum in […]

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An Academic Center update

A memorandum published in connection with the Academic Center/Williams bond (pdf) states on A-9 and A-10 that the North Campus Academic Center will replace Gilman and Dana, is scheduled to begin during July of 2013, and is expected to be substantially complete by March of 2016. The building is planned to house the Departments of […]

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Will Dartmouth demolish Gilman and Dana?

At Commencement the Board announced the construction of the Williamson Translational Research Building at the hospital (a project announced in 2007) and, more notably here, of a “North Campus Academic Center” (Dartmouth Now via Jon). The Academic Center will contain classrooms, academic offices for DCHCDS and other programs, and the Dana Biomedical Library, an institution […]

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The Heater Road building, a renovation at the hospital, and a new building for the Geisel School

The Valley News reports on growth at the ever-expanding DHMC. The kidney-shaped fraternal twins of suburban Hanover: DHMC and Centerra (from Google Maps). (There is also a great low-angle aerial view of DHMC on Dartmouth’s Flickr stream.) The Heater Road building (a prior post) is nearing completion. About 200 people will move there from the […]

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Renaming the Medical School

Dartmouth has changed the name of its medical school1 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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Architectural and other notes

The Real Estate Office’s new office building at 4 Currier, designed by Truex Cullins, was awarded a LEED Silver rating. College Photographer Joseph Mehling ’69 is retiring (The Dartmouth). Among hundreds of college-related projects, Mehling provided the photos for the Campus Guide. The Rauner Library Blog notes that the Freshman Book — the Shmenu — […]

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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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