Only in autumn. Students share what makes fall on this campus so vibrant, so rejuvenating, so absolutely Dartmouth.
I apologize for not posting much recently! But coming back from Washington D.C. to a week's worth of school work was not fun. Let's just say that week 4 (combined with my work from week 3) definitely took the juice out of me.
After a spectacular (and sweaty) week in the woods, I finally stepped off of the bus and back onto Robo Lawn. Trips were actually over.
For three weeks before classes started, I volunteered with the First Year Trips Program, or “Trips” as we call it, as a member of Hanover Croo (HCroo).
Fall kicks off the school year and sports are back in full swing. From an early morning row on the Connecticut River to a late evening practice on the field hockey turf, students are out and exploring a variety of athletic opportunities.
Connect to nature. Connect to the world. At Dartmouth, you can do both. With 237 acres, there's plenty here to explore, but as the smallest Ivy League school, the term most frequently used for our community is 'close knit.'
It all started in 1895, and the campus has upped the wattage ever since. Students and alumni come together to celebrate the glories of autumn, march in the annual parade, and celebrate in the glow of a dramatic bonfire on the Green. Dartmouth is also home to many cherished traditions, including Dartmouth Night and Homecoming, when alumni return to their alma mater and, along with current students, take part in a parade and bonfire, the latter dating back to 1888.
In October the community celebrates Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. In addition to lighting 5000 lamps on the Green, the celebration includes a Lakshmi puja, cultural performances, and an Indian vegetarian dinner.
Food Day at Dartmouth celebrates healthy and affordable food that's produced with care for the environment, and the people who grow, harvest, and serve it. Apple picking, pumpkin carving, movie screenings, and discussions with people like author Michael Pollan are all part of the event.
The Robert Frost collection at Dartmouth is one of the largest and most important collections of Frost's work, including printed materials, manuscripts and letters, photographs, and audio resources.
“Global Policy” class travels to West African nation to develop public policy proposal.
The senior lecturer is building a network of women leaders in regional theaters.
The a cappella group gave an impromptu performance after a late-night broadcast.