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Taking the Pulse
Combine precise polling on cellphones, access to good data from the College, and modern data visualization, and you end up with one of the most interesting student innovations to come along in a while: Dartmouth Pulse. Below the site’s organizers have taken available data to display GPA figures for Greek houses and unaffiliated students:
In the end, as regards GPA, the big, bad fraternity system reflects the College quite precisely.
The distribution of Greek majors is a little different. Lots more Econ, Government, Engineering and Computer Science jocks among the fraternity-bound:
Those four majors comprise 39.2% of the sophomore class and 63.74% of soon-to-be brothers. (Given the skew of the data, one can imagine that non-rushees really shy away from the Big Four majors.
Addendum: An alumnus writes in:
What really blows me away about your chart is that the average undergraduate GPA seems to be almost 3.5, so halfway between a B+ and an A-. That is just disgraceful.
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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