Campus Confidental

Tidbits from around the College

Money Talks
The College has been ranked 11th in the nation in “highest-paid graduates” by Payscale.com, with average “early career” pay at $66,300 and “mid-career” pay at $140,300. (DAM wonders: Don’t just a couple of multi-millionaires skew this information?)

Money Walks
Students who lead campus tours want a pay raise. One guide suggested to The Dartmouth that the $7.75-per-hour rate be upped to $10.

After the Flood
In response to a plea from the University of Houston men’s basketball coach, Dartmouth’s basketball teams donated T-shirts and sneakers for residents suffering from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey.

Rest In Peace
The College lost two retired professors recently: Art history prof John Maxwell Jacobus, 89, died in July, and government prof Vincent Starzinger, 88, died in September.

Zooming In
Google Street View teams were in Hanover during the summer to capture imagery of the campus and some indoor public spaces.

Where’s the Beef?
For the third consecutive year the College held no formal convocation ceremonies. The campus celebrated the first day of the academic year with a community cookout on September 11.

Big Green
The College endowment generated a return of 14.6 percent for fiscal year 2017, which led to a record high value of $4.96 billion.

Back on the River
Wendy Bordeau has returned as coach of women’s rowing. She led the team from 2005 to 2014 before she became senior associate athletics director. Coach Linda Muri resigned in June.

Bricks and Mortar
The fates of two vacant buildings have been determined: Gilman Hall, which once housed bio sciences, will be razed. Dana Hall, former home to the biomedical library, is set for a renovation to accommodate faculty offices.

Down on the Farm
Students have erected a new timber-frame picnic pavilion at the organic farm. It’s for outdoor dining, classes and, of course, parties.

In the Zone
Dartmouth hurler Austen Michel ’20 was named Futures Collegiate Baseball League’s Pitcher of the Year for his summer performance with the North Shore Navigators of Lynn, Massachusetts.

Suffrage
Garrett D. Muscatel ’20 of Thousand Oaks, California, is party to a lawsuit filed against New Hampshire’s secretary of state and attorney general that seeks to rescind a new state voting law. The law, SB3, now makes it more difficult for students to claim their college towns as their domiciles. 

Don’t Touch That Fire
A six-foot-high chain link fence was erected around the Homecoming bonfire to keep students from engaging in incendiary hijinks.

Happy Birthday
The Black Alumni of Dartmouth Association marked its 45th anniversary with a weekend celebration on campus in late September.

Watchdog
Allison Lyng O’Connell is the new Title IX coordinator at the College. A former assistant district attorney who worked for Suffolk County in Massachusetts, she’ll double as Dartmouth’s Clery Act compliance officer.

 

Portfolio

Alumni Books
New titles from Dartmouth writers (July/August 2022)
To the Stars
Astronomy major Ann Kapusta ’07 expands the universe of accessible design.
Blood, Sweat, and Tears

Despite a life of hard knocks, Reggie Williams ’76 keeps on keeping on.

Eugene F. “Buddy” Teevens III ’79
A coach on helping athletes be great people

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