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A Great Asset Unrecognized
Though the Admissions department’s amateurish website touts our off-campus programs (“study around the world”), the flacks who put out the page haven’t done enough research to know that in this area the College has something distinctive and special to offer high school seniors:
On recent college tours, I was initially astounded to hear that students in other top institutions were offered hundreds of off-campus programs — until it dawned on me that these were no more than open-enrollment programs at many different schools. When I asked, for example, at Brandeis how many of these programs were staffed by the university’s own faculty, the answer was sobering: a total of two.
At the College, our own professors run 43 off-campus programs, which can provide extraordinary educational experiences if students approach them correctly. In fact, we should make participation in a Dartmouth off-campus program mandatory for all undergraduates. That policy makes sense for any number of reasons (pedagogical, housing management, financial, etc.). However, until the implementation of such a strategy, let’s at least tell prospies that the College has something unique to offer its students.
Addendum: The Review had a good overview of the College’s off-campus programs in its May 9 edition.
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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