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An Iconic College

The College is often held out to be a model for higher education in both its strengths and weaknesses. Dartmouth’s iconic status was confirmed at the 1953 Commencement, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower made the definitive judgment that, “This is what a college should look like.” A thoughtful piece that just came to my attention in the New Criterion — Conservatives & higher ed — chose just the right image to make its own point:

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Steven Hayward is the University of Colorado at Boulder’s “inaugural visiting scholar in conservative thought and policy, a three-year pilot project to introduce intellectual diversity to Colorado’s flagship campus.” His is also a regular contributor to PowerLine, an award-winning blog founded by John Hinderaker ‘71, Scott Johnson ‘73, and Paul Mirengoff ‘71.

Addendum: The New Criterion’s choice of illustration was possibly influenced by the fact that James Panero ‘98 is the executive editor of the publication.


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