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Greeks Bearing Gifts
The D had an extensive report yesterday on the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hero half marathon and Ripcord 5K, a charity race which raised $650,000 for CHaD. The story placed a special emphasis on the role that Dartmouth students played in the event:
[CHaD community relations director Sharon] Brown highlighted the involvement of Dartmouth students, specifically the help of Big Green athletes, as a memorable part of the day. She said 170 students from various teams lined up at the end of kids zone race to give high fives and pin medals on youth participants.
“We’re thrilled with the turnout from Dartmouth,” she said. “You see people really getting into the spirit of what it means to be a hero.”
Half marathon participant Susanna Kalaris ‘16 enjoyed the intercommunity interaction. “It was great to see so many Upper Valley community members supporting their families and friends, since most Dartmouth students don’t have a chance to interact with the outside community,” she said. “What really kept me going was seeing so many families out working together.”
Umm, at least there was emphasis on some Dartmouth students, but the report completely neglected the outsized fundraising role of fraternities and sororities in this popular community event:
Greek houses raised almost 5% of the total funds taken in, and AD and Psi U were among the top individual teams in terms of money collected. Impressive stuff.
I’m sure that the D’s oversight was unintentional.
Erratum: It looks like I missed two houses in compiling the above totals:
Tridelta Dartmouth (Caroline Steffen): $2,950.00
TDX-MEN (Gunnar Shaw): $4,240.00
Those contributions put the Greek contribution to CHaD at over 6% of the total monies received.
October 18, 2009
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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
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