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86-0, 72-0 Hike
To use Muhammad Ali’s words (though I can’t find them on-line), the Dartmouth men’s rugby teams gave Yale “a serious, scientific whuppin’” this past weekend: the A and B Teams won by scores of 86-0 and 72-0, respectively. The group was honored by the presence of College rugby legend Dick “Sir Richard of Rugby” Liesching ‘59 (scowling smack dab in the middle of the two teams below):
Addendum: An alumnus write in:
I recall being seated near Sir Richard of Rugby, perhaps in his freshman year, at a home football game during which he carried on ceaselessly about the stops and starts and the lack of continuous action on the field. Of course, I had no idea at the time he would become a legend.
Incidentally, I have been silently critical of the varieties and colors of Dartmouth’s home football uniforms for some time, not only the black, but the shade of green. Somehow, over the past 15 years or so, the traditional oak green has morphed into what I would call a sickly shade of pea green. Not so with rugby. Oak green reigns supreme.
Note: The College says: “The “official” Dartmouth color is Pantone Matching System (PMS) 349. On the web, it’s expressed as #00693E; the CMYK equivalent is C93 M33 Y92 K25. If that’s all too technical, the color commonly called “forest green” is the closest equivalent.”
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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- 2007 Trustee Election
- Dartmouth Constitution
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- The Indian Wars
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