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The Snowiest Colleges in America
Coming from Montreal, I found winter at Dartmouth to be fairly mild, but among U.S. schools, Accuweather ranks the College in the Top 10 Snowiest Colleges:
10. Dartmouth College (Hanover, N.H.)
9. University of Alaska Fairbanks (Fairbanks, Alaska)
8. Cornell University (Ithaca, N.Y.)
7. Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Mich.)
6. Southern New Hampshire University (Hooksett, N.H.)
5. University of Vermont (Burlington, Vt.)
4. University of Minnesota Duluth (Duluth, Minn.)
3. University at Buffalo (Buffalo, N.Y.)
2. University of Rochester (Rochester, N.Y.)
1. Syracuse University (Syracuse, N.Y.)
However, if Accuweather ever comes out with a Most Depressing Mud Season ranking, I bet that we’d rank higher than tenth.
Erratum: As if further proof were needed of the fleeting nature of glory, Accuweather has now revised its list, placing Michigan Technological University at the top of the heap, thereby knocking the College off its list. Readers who have nothing else to do in life but memorize Dartblog posts will recall that Michigan Tech also bumped Dartmouth out of the Guiness Book of World Records when it built a snowball bigger than our previous recordholder.
Addendum: A longtime reader writes in:
That snowfall list is just silly.
Marquette, MI, home of Northern Michigan University, gets 129 inches of snow a year. Syracuse gets 116. I think the people who made the list forget that the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is in the United States.
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…