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In a Commencement address to University of Michigan students entitled Here’s Your Degree. Now Go Defeat Demagogues, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg began as follows:

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Bloomberg’s admonition recalled for me an interaction in my day with Education Professor Peter Kelman. I made a comment in class, and he shot/shut me down dismissively. That stung. Quite a lot. So much so that I went to see him in his office the next day. I recounted how wounded I had felt, and he responded in a way that professors (and administrators) rarely do today, but should do more often: “Toughen up, Joe,” he said, “In the real world you’ll get much worse than what I gave you.” I did. And in the coming years, I did, too. In part because of Kelman’s good advice, I could more than hold my own with people who use verbal aggression in addition to logic in debate.

Contrast that with a student/administrators panel discussion that I attended last year at the College (I recall the title being something like New Definitions of Masculinity). No more caring, solicitous, gentle men could be found in the land — so much so that they carefully filtered their remarks to ensure that nobody could possibly be offended by anything that they said. And as a result, all anyone ended up saying during the discussion was that at all times and in all situations, people should be caring, solicitous and gentle. I remember thinking that these folks were being trained for the academy. Their thin skins could tolerate no other environment.

So, “Toughen up, everyone.” It’s a rough and tumble world out there, and though you can’t always get what you want, you can try even if people seem dismissive and uncaring. Mostly they are not, and many of them are only looking to see if you have any nerve. Others just disagree with you. Learn to respond now. Don’t seek to hide.

Addendum: Bloomberg’s entire address bears reading. He well notes the need for careful analysis in the face of wild-eyed promises from the Left and the Right. His conclusion:

Today, when a populist candidate promises free college, free health care and a pony, or another candidate promises to make other countries pay for our needs, remember: Those who promise you a free lunch will invariably eat you for breakfast.

He’s got that right, too.

Addendum: A thoughtful column in the Harvard Crimson by Rachel Huebner H ‘18, A Culture of Sensitivity, echoes the above:

Since the beginning of my freshman year, I have come to believe that a more fitting way to describe the current culture on college campuses is a culture defined not by open expression—but by sensitivity. This undue focus on feelings has caused the college campus to often feel like a place where one has to monitor every syllable that is uttered to ensure that it could not under any circumstance offend anyone to the slightest degree. It sometimes feels as though pluralism has become an antiquated concept. Facts and history have been discarded, and instead feelings have been deemed to be the criteria that determine whether words and actions are acceptable.

Addendum: It seems that we are having a sensitivity crisis, as Inside Higher Ed reports in a story entitled Fraternities Under Fire for Sexual Assault Awareness Banners:

College fraternities are known for hanging offensive and sexist banners in front of their houses. The practice has drawn controversy before, even resulting in Sigma Nu suspending its chapter at Old Dominion University last year. Fraternities at Northwestern University are now under fire for hanging a different kind of sign: banners that raise awareness about campus sexual assault. “This is everyone’s problem,” one banner read. “Theta Chi stand against sexual assault,” read another.

The banners, which were fixed to the outside of fraternity houses during April, were meant to commemorate Sexual Assault Awareness Month. But some students on campus found the signs to be in poor taste, arguing that fraternities should do more than hang banners when combating campus sexual assault. “To display a banner [saying] that ‘We support survivors’ is really something you have to earn by actually walking the walk,” one student told the Daily Northwestern.

On Monday, Northwestern’s Interfraternity Council announced that it would discourage chapters from hanging the banners in the future, and that it would create a four-year sexual assault education program for fraternities. “We recognize now how this campaign may have been emotionally triggering for survivors, and we want to make a deep, genuine apology for anyone that may have been affected,” the IFC’s executive board said in the statement. “This was not our intent, but it is our fault for not being cognizant enough and not considering how it might affect others in our community.”

Actually, we are having a silliness crisis.

On a day when The D published another relevant piece on the ever-worsening reality of a Dartmouth education (145 courses over-enrolled in past year), the diversity besotted duo of Phil Hanlon and Carolyn Dever announced the publication of a 360-page campus climate assessment and details of the work of the committees that are studying the same questions:

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Phil and Carolyn happily let us know that before the end of the term they will be sharing with us “an action plan designed to achieve measurable results.” Oh, joy.

At great cost to myself, I will be reading these reports and reporting on them to you, but recall to start that the campus climate assessment contained but a single question on sexual assault, one so vague and overbroad as to merit use only in a College class on polling — as an example of a truly terrible query:

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What kind of headlines will the results of this question generate?

Addendum: What did the huge report cost the College? Well over a million, I’d expect.

Addendum: The story in The D cited above also mentions the acute shortage of quality working and office space for members of the faculty:

Enrollments are not always limited just by the number of faculty departments are able to hire. A limitation on the number of sections of a course that a department can offer can be caused by something as simple as not having enough physical space. Freidberg was blunt about the issue in her department.

“We don’t have any more room in Fairchild, which is in terrible shape,” she said.

Silsby Hall exhibits similar problems, as it houses the departments and programs in anthropology, government, sociology, Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies and quantitative social science all under one roof.

The issue of inadequate office space also causes difficulties in attracting the most prized faculty candidates to the College, Freidberg said, adding that she thinks the issue will increasingly affect departments at the College.

Somehow there seems to be space for the College’s 3,497 non-faculty staffers.

I have long asked Greek students to put up a blog where they list the charitable activities in which the houses participate. Right now there is no central resource to help outsiders understand that the frats and sororities do more than drink and carouse. For example, here is an upcoming event that comprises almost all of the Greek houses and numerous other student groups: Dartmouth Relay for Life. One of the organizers wrote a short description of the charity:

Summer Hammond.jpgOn May 14th, Dartmouth students are holding Relay for Life in memory of Summer Hammond ‘17, who was a dedicated member of the Relay committee and who passed away from cancer during her sophomore summer.

Relay for Life takes place across colleges and towns nationwide to raise money for the American Cancer Society for patient support and cancer research. It is an event for the community to come together to support and remember those who have been affected by cancer. The Dartmouth Relay will be take place in Leverone Field House and last twelve hours, from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am, and will have games and activities, student performances, and food. Throughout the night, participants will walk the track in memory and in support. Since splitting from the Hanover-Lebanon Relays in 2012, Relay for Life of Dartmouth College has grown to over 300 student participants from all over campus. In 2015, the Dartmouth Relay raised over $38,000 with 37 teams and 327 participants.

As of today, 47 teams and 192 participants have registered. Nearly every Greek house is participating, as well as student groups from all over campus, faculty, and local high school students. President Hanlon is also supporting the event, and will be hosting a breakfast for the top fundraising team. The 2016 Relay aims to to get over 400 students involved and raise over $40,000 for the American Cancer Society.

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Dartmouth students usually rush from class to extracurricular activity to social event. Good for them for taking time out for an important cause.

Addendum: For more information, see the Dartmouth Relay for Life website.

Addendum: A student writes in to note a pertinent quote from an article in The D:

[in 2015 now derecognized] AD raised $20,644 for cancer research as part of the Relay for Life campaign, the highest amount raised of any group. Alpha Xi Delta sorority, the next largest fundraiser, raised $5,690.

The College, along with Yale and Brown, Has been sued for allegedly discriminating againsts Asian Americans in the admissions process:

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Read the Executive Summary of the Complaint here.

Addendum: We’ve noted in past posts what seems to be the College’s prima facie quota on Asian Americans.

I continue to hear reports and complaints about our invisible President and Provost. Neither Phil nor Carolyn seem to feel any need to get out and inspire the troops and, more importantly, listen to what they have to say. A professor recently wrote to me, “As for Provost Dever, she’s as present among faculty as Halley’s Comet” (visible from Earth every 75-76 years). That’s wrong for Dartmouth and just plain bad management.

On a recent trip to Harvard, I had dinner with a professor there who told me that over the past three years he had had occasion to meet with President Drew Gilpin Faust three times: one lunch, one evening get-together, and one dinner which was held at her home. A fourth occasion is upcoming. At each event, about a dozen faculty members were present.

Harvard has about 2,400 people on the faculty (Dartmouth professors number 800 or so — excluding physicians with Geisel appointments), and there are approximately 21,000 students in Cambridge (vs. 6,350 in Hanover). For reasons that will be clear to any leader, Drew Faust devotes a great deal of time to keeping in touch with her troops — even after almost nine years in office, and even with a faculty and student body that is over triple the size of Dartmouth’s.

Does Faust know something that Phil and Carolyn don’t, or is it the other way around? I’ll leave the answer to you.

Addendum: If Phil and Carolyn were to devote the same amount of time to learning about our faculty that Drew Faust allocates in her schedule, they could meet with groups of three or four professors and really engage with them. That’s one of the advantages of being a small school. How sad they do not take the time to do so.

Why does the College so often appear foolish in the media when compared to other schools? According to a Bloomberg piece, the cost of funding an endowed Dean’s position at Dartmouth is four times as expensive as funding a professorship:

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Endowed positions work as follows: the donated money associated with a position is invested by the central endowment, and then funds are drawn off each year to pay a professor’s salary, benefits, expenses and perhaps a generous research allowance.

What donors do not realize is that they are rarely funding a new position. Their money only displaces the College’s presently allocated resources, so the true effect of a gift is to give the Provost more money to play with in other areas: to wit, endowing an Economics professorship allows the Provost to hire another diversity administrator or two.

In the past I have heard that endowed professorships need to be around $5.0 million, which makes more sense than the $2.5 million figure cited by Bloomberg. An endowed professorship of $2.5 million would throw off only $125,000/year (the endowment draw is usually 5% each year), which would not come close to covering the annual budgetary costs of a tenured faculty member. But perhaps the administration has decided that there is no need to fund the full cost of a professor. It is probably easier to raise money in $2.5 million increments than in $5.0 million chunks, a useful consideration, given that the College is actually only selling naming rights.

And about that $10 million deanship. Who knows? Ten bars would throw off half a million dollars a year — perhaps almost enough for the Provost herself? Or was the College being coy in not referring to Buddy Teevens ‘79, the Robert L. Blackman Head Football Coach — the name chosen by the generous alumni who endowed Coach T’s position. An endowment of that size would make sense for him.

Erratum: An alumnus writes in with an important correction:

The Danos deanship was a $10 million gift to endow the Tuck dean role. Both Paul Danos and Matthew Slaughter are well regarded by you and others. The College has more deans than back in the day but I don’t think the Tuck School or its leader are the sort of bureaucrats you bemoan.

The Tuck press release is dated May 11, 2015, if you want to check and correct your piece.

While Americans debate which figures should appear on banknotes in order to right an egregious gender and racial imbalance on our currency, the Bank of England has announced that the next version of the £5 note will carry an image of Winston Churchill:

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Commenting on the choice, Bank of England Governor Sir Mervyn King stated:

“Our banknotes acknowledge the life and work of great Britons.”

The photograph on the note was snapped in 1941 by Yousef Karsh of Ottawa, Canada. How it was taken bears recounting:

Karsh was hired by the Canadian government to do this portrait and knew he would have very little time to make the picture. He began by researching Churchill, taking notes on all of the prime minister’s habits, quirks, attitudes and tendencies. When he finally got Churchill seated in the chair, with lights blazing, Churchill snapped “You have two minutes. And that’s it, two minutes.” The truth was that Churchill was angry that he had not been told he was to be photographed; he lit a fresh cigar and puffed mischievously.

Karsh asked Churchill to remove the cigar in his mouth, but Churchill refused. Karsh walked up to Churchill supposedly to get a light level and casually pulled the signature cigar from the lips of Churchill and walked back toward his camera. As he walked he clicked his camera remote, capturing the ‘determined’ look on Churchill’s face, which was in fact a reflection of his indignantcy. Karsh recounted: “I stepped toward him and without premeditation, but ever so respectfully, I said, ‘Forgive me, Sir’ and plucked the cigar out of his mouth. By the time I got back to my camera, he looked so belligerent he could have devoured me. It was at that instant I took the photograph.

Addendum: This space has run several posts about The Great Man. Here are three of my favorites: Winston Churchill In Memoriam, How Winston Churchill Saved the World, and The Saviour of His Country.

A concerned alumna writes in:

You may be interested in the document attached. It shows that not just Puar, but EVERY speaker on this panel is linked to the BDS movement. Is this what the Gender Studies departments across our country are really all about? Questions need to be answered, not the least of which is who is funding this GRID Program?

Jasbir Puar

Jasbir K. Puar | Publications
The ‘Right’ to Maim: Disablement and Inhumanist Biopolitics in Palestine
Vassar Jewish Studies Sponsors Demonization of Israel … Again
Hatred on the Hudson: Vassar needs to combat venomous, anti-Israel, borderline anti-Semitic rhetoric on campus
Lecture by Jasbir Puar, Associate Professor of Women’s & Gender Studies at Rutgers University: Inhumanist Biopolitics: How Palestine Matters
Vassar faculty-sponsored anti-Israel event erupts in controversy
Letter to President Hill, Re: Controversy concerning Jasbir Puar’s Talk at Vassar
Statement in Defense of Professor Jasbir Puar’s Academic Freedom
Rutgers union backs prof facing ‘death’ threats over speech

Vanessa Agard-Jones

Anthropologists should stand for academic freedom, not censorship
Transnational Blackness: Navigating the Global Color Line

Neel Ahuja

The Debate over Palestinian Solidarity at UNC-Chapel Hill
A Reply to UNC’s Statement against the ASA Vote to Disengage from Formal Collaboration with Israeli Universities
Folt, Dean reject call for Israel boycott
The untold parts of our education policy
Council Resolution on Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions
BDS Movement Home Page

Larisa Mann

Jewish Students Circulate Letter of Support as Labor Union Prepares for Vote on BDS
Palestinian Civil Society Call for BDS

Jasbir Puar.jpgI don’t know if she is a reputable academic, but firebrand works fine as a descriptor for Rutger’s Professor Jasbir Puar, who will be at the College today to participate in a panel discussion scheduled to take place in Kreindler Conference Hall from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. In addition, a fair case can be made that Professor Puar is an anti-Semite, if the accounts of her speech earlier in the year at Vassar are accurate.

Parker Richards ‘18 has written a fine summary in The D (no, I am not going soft on the paper; there have been some good pieces in it recently) regarding today’s panel and the reaction of various people and groups on campus to Puar’s visit. Let me add a link to an article by Puar:

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When you filter out the deconstructionist noise, does Puar’s charge seem accurate given what you know about Israeli policy and behavior?

Addendum: See a list of Puar’s publications.

Addendum: An alumnus writes in:

This Puar thing could be a mess of the highest order. The GRID programs funding should be called into question. Not only pseudo intellectualism but now mean spirited too. When you think that the community norms are that Kentucky Derby parties are off bunds, how can the college, not some wayward sorority, do this? I guess the answer is do as I say and I will do as I want. This will do no good for attracting Jewish students, faculty, or Dartmouths reputation.

Addednum: And another:

“the policy of maiming is a productive one” I thought it was Sharia law which had a policy of maiming (cut off the hands of thieves, for example), as a method of “attitude readjustment”? Should we mention female genital mutilation? See also:

Rutgers Women’s Studies Professor: Israel Mines The Organs Of Dead Muslims

Addendum: A longtime reader notes:

There are a few really unpleasant Israeli schools of Ultra-Orthodox theology that help feed the fetid stream from which people like Puar drink. I don’t know if you’re familiar with Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh who is a very influential Kabbalist and head of a yeshiva in the West Bank. His writings argue, among other things, that if a Jew requires an organ for transplant, it is legitimate to seize one by force from a non-Jew.

Also, some years ago there was a scandal regarding a forensic institute in Israel that had removed tissue — corneas, bone etc. — from cadavers without authorization. The practice was stopped and a later article about the institute, published in a Swedish newspaper, included sensationalized claims.

Selective reading and quoting can therefore produce some hideous results. And that’s what idiots like Puar thrive on.

In order to accurately refute such people, though, it’s necessary to recognize that Israel, too, has its crazy fringe, and that the far-right religious parties are gaining political power and have an outsize voice. It’s true that thoughtful, ethical Israelis reject these views. But it’s true that these views exist and are loudly expressed.

Dartmouth has a wealth of experienced professors who lead their respective research fields, while also working closely with students — inspiring them in the classroom and leading them in laboratory environments. And while at Dartblog we talk frequently about problems that need to be fixed at the College, there are still many bright spots. Our professors deserve more recognition for their achievements. As such, this is one of a series of posts that shines a spotlight on the best professors in Hanover:

Brian Pogue1.jpgBrian Pogue is a Professor of Engineering at the Thayer School, as well as an Adjunct Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the College and an Adjunct Professor of Surgery at the Geisel School. That multi-disciplinary status is the result of his advanced research into the uses of lasers for diagnosing and treating diseases like cancer that are currently incurable.

Pogue hails from Ontario, where his father was a professor and his mother a teacher. He did all of his schooling in Canada, earning a Bachelors and a Masters degree in physics from York University and a Ph.D. in medical/nuclear physics at McMaster University (where he served as captain of the McMaster physics department baseball team and read Kurt Vonnegut’s entire works). He completed his Ph.D. in 1996 and immediately joined Dartmouth’s faculty.

In the twenty years since, Pogue has also served as director of the graduate programs at the Thayer School (2005-2008) and as Dartmouth’s Dean of Graduate Studies (2008-2012). In his time as dean, Pogue increased stipends for graduate students, created the PhD/MBA program with Tuck, and pushed the graduate schools to increase their visibility to the outside world. Pogue currently teaches a variety of engineering graduate courses, as well as one undergraduate course, ENGS 16: Biomedical Engineering for Global Health.

Where Pogue really stands out is in his research. According to Google Scholar, he has more than 16,000 individual citations and a stellar h-index of 71. In January the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering announced Pogue’s induction into its esteemed College of Fellows.

Pogue leads multiple group lab efforts at Dartmouth, including Optics in Medicine and the new Center for Imaging Medicine, which has 16,000ft² of research space on the DHMC campus. Pogue’s labs bring together researchers with backgrounds in widely disparate areas such as optical engineering, chemistry, biology, medicine and software to study ways that laser imaging technologies can be used to fight cancer. The field is called molecular spectroscopy, “the study of absorption of light by molecules.”

Many forms of tumors are incurable today, Pogue says, because of the complexity of their molecular signatures, wich we must decode in order to defeat them. He has developed a system for molecular imaging that examines living tissue with lasers to quantify the molecular features of cancerous tumors better than long-used methods of static imaging. Pogue also works on techniques of photodynamic therapy, a light-activated chemotherapy currently used in treating esophageal and other forms of cancer.

Pogue’s work is coming to hospitals, which will be able to integrate his new technology into existing imaging machines like MRIs and CTs. To work on this effort, he co-founded and serves as president of a new biomedical startup, DoseOptics. The company has already obtained $1.4 million in initial grant funding from the National Institutes of Health.

Today’s D has another tough-minded critique of the administration, this one by Bryan Thomson ‘16: The Real Cost of $20.16. An excerpt:

In the four years since my matriculation, I have struggled to support or even justify a single major policy decision that the administration has put forth. My friends and I have experienced a decline in the well-being and independence allotted to the student body with each passing year. For example, despite opposition from the student body, College President Phil Hanlon’s “Moving Dartmouth Forward” policy initiative banned hard alcohol consumption on campus, regardless of age, and instituted walkthroughs to monitor dorm activities. Associated harsh penalties have forced high-risk freshman parties underground, creating a perverse incentive structure to avoid seeking treatment for alcohol poisoning. The silent, duplicitous war on the Greek system has decreased my and others’ houses’ autonomy through an ever-expanding series of nonsensical, unnecessary regulations. None of the additional bureaucracy or monitoring is welcome, yet it grows each term. The administration has rapidly cultivated a tense, bitter and beleaguered campus climate. [Emphasis added]

Recently, even more serious changes have left me astounded at the disconnect between student needs and administrative directive. While I was able to take advantage of my Advanced Placement credits to travel abroad, reduce my course load over stressful quarters and save tuition, AP credits are no longer accepted as course credits for the Class of 2018 and beyond. Similarly, the decision to end need-blind admissions for international students and to reinstate need-aware policies is extremely disheartening. I have friends who only applied to and enrolled at Dartmouth because it was one of the only affordable school for them. I do not want to imagine a Dartmouth without these deserving people.

Do the the Trustees and senior members of the Hanlon administration just shrug off such criticisms of their day-to-day management of the College?

You might not agree with him, but the man is an original thinker and a provocative and rigorous scholar. I know where I’d be tonight if I were in Hanover:

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From Wikipedia:

Charles Murray.jpgCharles Alan Murray (born 1943) is an American libertarian political scientist, author, columnist, and pundit.

He first became well known for his Losing Ground: American Social Policy 1950-1980 in 1984, which discussed the American welfare system. He is best known for his controversial book The Bell Curve, co-authored with Richard Herrnstein in 1994, which argues that class and race are linked with intelligence. Murray has also written In Pursuit: Of Happiness and Good Government (1988), What It Means to be a Libertarian: A Personal Interpretation (1996), Human Accomplishment: The Pursuit of Excellence in the Arts and Sciences, 800 B.C. to 1950 (2003), and In Our Hands: A Plan to Replace the Welfare State (2006). He published Real Education: Four Simple Truths for Bringing America’s Schools Back to Reality in 2008.

Dartmouth students don’t spend enough time profiting from the string of interesting speakers who come through Hanover. Just because you won’t get a grade doesn’t mean you won’t learn something.

After our review the other day of the poor effort that the College makes in paying competitive salaries (last in the Ivies in all categories except for Full Professors), let’s look at where we stand compared to all of the leading research universities in America. In the below table, the Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Full Professors’ compensation at top schools, and as we saw the other day, at least we best Brown and Cornell. But at #18 on the list we fall behind ambitious, on-the-upswing schools like Chicago, Northwestern (tied with us at #12 in U.S. News, but for how long?), UCLA, Rice, Vanderbilt, Wash U., and so on:

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If you move to the second column — Associate Professors (faculty members with tenure who have not been promoted to the rank of Full Professor), the picture is uglier. We are last in the Ivies and behind everyone on this top-schools page except USC. Our rank is #24 in the country.

However, in the third column, the Assistant Professors category — newly minted Ph.D. holders or postdocs who have been hired onto the tenure track — the College is not only last in the Ivies by a mile, but we pay at least 10% less than anyone on this page. In fact, among the nation’s finest schools, we rank only #64 (yes, you read that right) in pay for Assistant Professors. Who in the administration made the decision that we should try to attract the finest young minds to Hanover by paying them less than the University of Georgia, the University of Connecticut, Iowa State University and any number of other low-ranked schools?

Addendum: Put yourself in the place of a brilliant young scholar who has just earned a doctorate. Northwestern proposes an annual salary of $106,767; Dartmouth wants you, too, but only offers $79,605. Honey, we’re going to Evanston!

“Men hang out their signs indicative of their respective trades; shoemakers hang out a gigantic shoe; jewelers a monster watch, and the dentist hangs out a gold tooth; but in the mountains of New Hampshire, God Almighty has hung out a sign to show that there He makes men.”

Daniel Webster’s factual observation about the now-collapsed Old Man in the Mountain in Franconia Notch State Park was once known to every Dartmouth student. But over the years, the phrase has slipped from memory as undergraduates seem more concerned about how ever-so-hard life is for them inside the Dartmouth Bubble. Enough! This space supports frankness, perseverance and courage — the manly virtues — and so it was with real pleasure that we read a notice the other day on the College listserv signed by Julietta Gervese ‘16, Rosie Mahoney ‘17 and Anna Ellis ‘19 about The 50, a 53.6-mile hike along the Appalachian Trail that takes place over no more than 36 hours:

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The 50 is not a weak event that Dartmouth student wannabees have copied from some other, lesser school. It is an echt Dartmouth test of fortitude. As this well produced video notes, eight out of ten students don’t finish:

How will you do?

The rowing team’s ex-member Joshua Konieczny ‘13 has qualified to represent the United States at the Rio Olympics in the lightweight men’s double sculls:

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Josh will be rowing with longtime partner Andrew Campbell, an alumnus of a little known school located in Massachusetts.

Addendum: Rugby’s Madison Hughes ‘15 is going to Rio, too. Anyone else?

Addendum: A reader reports:

Anthony Fahden ‘08 is also on his way to Rio. He’s another former member of the Dartmouth lightweight team; he will be rowing in the lightweight 4.

Addendum: And another alumnus comments:

Looks like Sean Furey ‘04 has met the A standard again in the javelin, so he has a good shot at going to his second Games. I don’t know where Evie Stevens ‘05 stands, but imagine she’s raring to go again as well.



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