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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.
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, or sometimes it just repeats itself. From the New York Times on November 30, 1998: At Dartmouth College, white students at a ”ghetto party” dressed…
June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
Part 1, Part 2 Today’s post again recounts the events that befell the Freshman. However, the content of the Hanover Police department report reproduced in this space yesterday is supplemented by information from my own…
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…