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Tales of the D Plan: Two-Season Athletes
The merits of Dartmouth’s quarter system, and the D Plan overall, aren’t discussed much these days (actually, is anything much discussed these days?), but it is worthwhile to note that athletes at other schools, whose sports spill over into two semesters, don’t have the opportunity to study abroad. Varsity athletes at the College — about 20% of the student body — all have the chance to study off-campus for at least one quarter each year. Bruce Wood’s Big Green Alert blog posted the below picture of Dartmouth football players on the Spanish LSA program. While there is only academic upside to this travel, there is a little athletics downside: word has it that three months away from the team’s strength coaches put football players at a bit of a disadvantage compared to other teams come springtime.
From top row, left to right: Receiver Ed von Kuhn ‘14, defensive back Phil Schmidt ‘14, receiver Joe Dowdell ‘14, defensive end Robbie Rodriguez ‘14, tight end Luke Dornak ‘14 and tight end Dean Bakes ‘14. Bottom row, left to right: tailback John Higgins ‘14, linebacker Bronson Green ‘14, receiver Peter Calvanelli ‘14, receiver Austin Katigan ‘14 and punter Dan Barstein ‘14.
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…
August 23, 2009
Fare Thee Well, Tom Crady
And now Dean Tom Crady has precipitously announced his departure from the College after only 20 months on the job. How to read this? By way of background, prior to coming to Dartmouth, Crady had…
May 31, 2009
Kangaroo Court, Indeed
In an interview with The Dartmouth, alumni-elected trustee T.J. Rodgers ‘70 explained his reasons for declining to participate in future evaluations of trustees up for “re-election,” namely the “kangaroo court” nature of such discussion in…