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1979: Class of the Year Yet Again

I’m skeptical about one or two things at Dartmouth, but I’ve never doubted that the Class of 1979 is composed of an exceptional bunch of people. It seems that we win the College’s Class of the Year Award more often than not — eight times now, I think. So often, that we have now been given the award permanently, and our record has been memorialized in a special way:

Dartmouth Hall 1979.jpg

Actually someone from the Class of 1966 was just kidding. Here’s the award dedication:

Class of the Year 1979.jpg

Addendum: I learned in the fall of 1976 that the ‘80’s were the worse class ever, but their mediocrity has been outdone by each subsequent class.

Addendum: An alumnus writes in:

Congratulations to the Class of 1979. An amazing eight times, and I know well the criteria. I note President Kemeny was the man when you all were brought in as freshpeople, and left in 1981. Can we ascribe this greatness to selection and effective administration… leaving us with interesting conclusions as to the Hanlon long-term legacy.


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