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They Paved Paradise
Forgive my use of a stitched together panorama image. It was the only way to display the vast expanse of the Dewey Field satellite parking lot. Who drives all of these cars? Back in the 1970’s, even though Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital stood where the Maynard Street dorms are now, the College had no need to have hundreds of people park in this area. In fact, we used to play intramural soccer on the fields there. I sprained my ankle at Dewey one sunny day during my senior spring term in 1979 (scoring a goal, if you must know).
The hospital has now moved to Lebanon, but the College’s growing legions of bureaucrats (the non-faculty staff grew from 3,056 to 3,175 last year) need places to park. If trends continue, one day we’ll have to build a multi-story parking garage on the Green.
Addendum: An alert reader points out that the Dewey lot is also used by first-year Tuck students, as many as 200 of them. But that does not change the point made above. The Tuckies have always needed space for their cars; they were pushed into Dewey by the parking needs of the metastasizing nomenklatura.
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…
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