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To The Class of '65
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Directions to Dartmouth
Local Bus Service
Dartmouth is located in Hanover, N.H., in the heart of New England, near the
intersection of Interstates 89 and 91. The College is about 2 1/2 hours by car from Boston, 5 hours from New York, and 3 1/2
hours from Montréal. The town of Hanover, which is home to Dartmouth College and its Tuck Business School, Dartmouth Medical
School, and Thayer School of Engineering, is located on the Connecticut River. The river provides the border between New Hampshire
and Vermont, and Hanover is about half way up the state and just a bridge's length away from Vermont.
If you are traveling by air, there are several regional airports to choose
from. You can also travel to nearby White River Junction, Vt., by bus or train.
From Boston and points south: Take I-93 north past
the Manchester, N.H., toll booth to Concord. Take I-89 north to I-91 north to Exit 13 (Norwich, Vt. / Hanover, N.H.). Bear
right off the exit ramp.
Cross the bridge over the Connecticut River into New Hampshire. Continue up
the hill on Wheelock Street, pass through the traffic signal (past the Hanover Inn on the right) and drive along the south
side of the Dartmouth Green. Take the first left onto College Street and drive along the east side of the green. Take the
first left onto Wentworth Street (past Baker Library on the right). At the end of the block, turn right onto North Main Street,
then left onto Tuck Mall. The Tuck School is at the end of Tuck Mall and next to the Thayer School of Engineering.
From New York City and points south: Take I-91 north
from Hartford, Conn., to Exit 13 in Vermont (Norwich, Vt. / Hanover, N.H.). Bear right off exit ramp. Follow street directions
From the west: I-90 intersects I-91 in Springfield,
Mass., and I-84 intersects I-91 in Hartford, Conn. From either point, take I-91 north to Vermont Exit 13 (Norwich, Vt. / Hanover,
N.H.). Bear right off the exit ramp. Follow street directions above.
From Montréal and Ottawa: Take I-89 south in Vermont
to I-91 north. Stay on I-91 to Exit 13 (Norwich, Vt. / Hanover, N.H.). Bear right off the exit ramp. Follow street directions
From Québec: Take I-91 south in Vermont to Exit 13
(Norwich, Vt. / Hanover, N.H.). Turn left at the end of the exit ramp. Follow street directions above.
Parking: On weekdays, visitors are encouraged to park
in the college's Dewey Field lot (see parking map) and take the campus shuttle bus to and from Tuck. There are a limited number
of spaces for visitors—and spaces reserved for those with disabilities—directly opposite Tuck Hall.
Manchester Airport: The Manchester Airport (Manchester,
N.H.) is served by the major airlines. It is located about 80 miles southeast of Hanover. Rental cars are available at the
airport, and the drive to Hanover takes approximately 90 minutes. Follow signs to I-93 north, then follow the "By Car" directions
from Boston, above.
The Vermont Transit bus company provides transportation from the Manchester
Airport to Hanover. Buses wait outside the airline terminal to transport you to the Vermont Transit station, where you purchase
a ticket and then continue to Hanover. You may also buy a ticket online. For information, call toll free from within the U.S.
800-552-8737 or visit the Vermont Transit website.
Burlington Airport: The Burlington Airport (Burlington,
Vt.) is about 75 miles northwest of Hanover. Rental cars are available, and the drive to Hanover takes approximately two hours.
Take I-89 south to I-91 north. Stay on I-91 north to Exit 13. Follow the street directions above.
Logan Airport, Boston: Logan Airport (Boston,
Mass.) is about 120 miles southeast of Hanover. Rental cars are available at the airport, and the drive to Hanover takes approximately
2 1/2 hours. From the airport, drive through the Callahan Tunnel, follow signs to I-93 north, then follow the "By Car" directions
from Boston above.
Dartmouth Coach, a local bus service, provides transportation from Logan Airport
and from Boston's South Station to The Hanover Inn next to the Dartmouth campus. For more information, see directions below.
From Boston: Service to the bus station in White River
Junction, Vt. is provided by Vermont Transit.
From New York City: Service to the bus station in White
River Junction, Vt. is provided by Greyhound (direct bus becomes Vermont Transit in Springfield, Mass.).
The White River Junction bus station is about seven miles from campus, and
taxi service is available.
From Boston's Logan Airport and South Station: Service
to the Hanover Inn next to the Dartmouth campus is provided by Dartmouth Coach. For schedule and fares information, call 603-448-2800
or visit the Dartmouth Coach website.
Amtrak provides daily passenger service from Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia;
New York; and intermediate points to White River Junction, Vt. Information is available on the Amtrak website or by calling
800-872-7245 from within the U.S.
The White River Junction train station is about seven miles from campus, and
taxi service is available.
Local Bus Service
Advance Transit is a local bus service that serves the Upper Valley region,
including Hanover. Visitors, students, commuters, and others are welcome to ride the buses free of charge. Advance Transit
also provides shuttle service around campus, including buses to and from remote parking lots. To see the full schedule and
route maps, visit the Advance Transit website.
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Holidays have a way of exaggerating all emotions. This Holiday
Season certainly is no different. Who can go shopping for a gift, regardless of the holiday that one is celebrating,
without thinking about our men and women in harms way? And, who can think of a joyeous get-together, without wondering about
it being a magnet for terrorism? Such is the nature of this Holiday Season. To give attention to the frivolity
and honor to serious, several web pages have been added in a musical tribute. They range from Rudolph The Red-Nosed
Reindeer (written by a Big Greener -- perhaps the inspiration for the red nose), through memorable College songs, to serious
hopeful messages. Despite any particular words, all are provided in the Spirit of the Holidays for everyone to enjoy.
be "No Returns" except "Thanks!"
Ho Ho Ho, Mall Santa Mike
"Pick Up The Phone"
See below for ordering. If you could buy only one neo-swing compliation CD, this should be your choice.
If you are into the Venturers, Dick Dale, and the total surf-sound,
you will like The Shadows
P.S. For audiophiles who want a CD, The Dartmouth Coop has one for sale at $18.00. It, too, is from the '60s ( '63-'65 In Concert
) with Professor Paul Wheeler Directing. I plan on Santa delivering one for backup. ( Ya... I demolished my Dartmouth
Band Album recorded on hard 78 vinyl while cleaning it. ) So, Men of Dartmouth, scoop one while they last...
or are permitted to last. Like my transcribed album, this CD has treacherous songs about men, fellows, beer,
rum, and heathens. Ironically, despite the wistful and most favorite, "Dartmouth Undying," these words did...
they are morte! As a double irony, the title of the album is "Lest Old Traditions Fail." And while shopping the
Coop, don't forget to get a John Belushi "Animal House" poster. He's dead and the Animals are all but extinct. This
item will soon be big buckos on e-Bay. "Sotts"
P.P.S. The jacket says that all proceeds from the sale of this CD
go to benefit the Class of '63 Scholarship Fund. However... the Coop's description states that "a portion" of
the proceeds go to benefit the fund. Ah, couched capitalism at its finest.
|On Sale At The Coop
|Click Link To The Right
Which Way Did They Go?
We must find them... We are their
The Big Green College fingers "the
press" for Indian image...
Claims that it never officially
adopted any symbol or logo.
Today, chaos still reigns after
D-students adopt ad-hoc mascots
of all sorts.
Without a symbol The College looses
in licensed products.
It's a Tuck biz-case!
For approximately 50 years, representing 25%
of the College's history up to 1972
the year when the College re-awakened its passion
for Indian education,
an innocent fraud of sorts was created on
the students and alumni.
The College overtly approved and
co-opted the Indian moniker,
which was created by "the press," and
transformed it into
emblems on sports uniforms and College lore.
In 1974, The College banned all use and
references to the Indian symbol.
leaving many alumni bruised.
Today, The College sits
paralyzed on this
Class of 1965
Embrace the challenge of re-making the Great Spirit
of your beloved College's identity.
It can be done.
Historically, the Indian Era was brief.
Officially, it never was... though for us, we know that it
Still, it's time for a make-over.
Done with skill, the leaders will follow once again.
Besides, Ol' Eleazar was far
from unique in its quest to educate Indians. John Harvard beat Eleazar by 119 years! And as for Eleazar, well what
can be said, he was a bulldog... yup, a Yalie!
"Given the highly charged religious atmosphere, it is not surprising that in 1754 Eleazar Wheelock,
another Yale-educated minister, founded Moor's Indian Charity School in Lebanon, Connecticut. Wheelock was impressed by the
promise of his Indian students (among whom was the future Mohawk leader Joseph Brant), but especially by a Mohegan convert,
Samson Occom, whom he had tutored privately from 1743 to 1747. With Occom's help he secured funds from England that allowed
him in 1769 to found Dartmouth College, originally intended as a school for Indian youths."
READ ALL ABOUT IT...
A Very Special Thanks to Jan
B. Bent '82 MALS
Director, Alumni Information Resources
is the only information I could find, and did check with Public Affairs. To their knowledge, nothing has been written
about the history of the mascot. Hope the following helps somewhat." Jan
The "Big Green" Nickname
The first Dartmouth College intercollegiate athletic contest, a baseball game, was played in
1866. At that time, green was adopted by the students as the college color. Green has been associated with the College and
its athletic teams ever since.
Starting in the 1920s sportswriters (primarily representing Boston's many newspapers
of the day) began to regularly use the nickname "Indians" in their coverage of Dartmouth's football team as it achieved a
position of national prominence. The usage was grounded in reference to the College's founding mission in 1769 - the education
of American Indian youth (known today as Native Americans) in the region.
For about 50 years thereafter, the nickname
"Indians," though never officially adopted by the College, was used actively and interchangeably with "the Green," "Big Green"
and "Hanoverians" by the news media and in Dartmouth publications in coverage of the College's teams. The Indian symbol also
appeared on uniforms of athletic teams during this period.
In 1972, Dartmouth renewed its commitment to the education
of Native Americans. Recognizing the adverse effects of use of the Indian symbol upon the College's Native American Program
and its students, an ad hoc committee of the Dartmouth Alumni Council encouraged reduction in use of the symbol. In 1974,
the College's Board of Trustees stated that "use of the (Indian) symbol in any form to be inconsistent with present institutional
and academic objectives of the College in advancing Native American education."
the mid-1970s the Indian symbol, which had never been formally adopted by a College governing body, was discontinued.
that time, the primary nickname for Dartmouth teams, again never officially adopted, has been the "Big Green." PMS 349, a
dark green referred to frequently in relation to the College as "Dartmouth Green," is the specific color used in publications
relating to Dartmouth athletic teams and in other College publications.
During the past 25 years, various student initiatives
have proposed numerous candidates for a tangible mascot, symbol or nickname that could be a companion or alternative to "Big
Green" when identifying Dartmouth athletic teams. To date, none of these recommendations has received sufficient broad-based
support from students or alumni to merit adoption.
Eleazar Wheelock may still be a very pious man.
But this song about him is no longer revered.
Dartmouth Glee Club
Paul Zeller, Director
from the album
REFLECTIONS of DARTMOUTH
Oh, Eleazar Wheelock was a very pious man;
went into the wilderness to teach the Indian,
With a gradus and a Parnassum, a Bible, and a drum,
And five hundred gallons
of New England rum.
Fill the bowl up! Fill the bowl up!
Eleazar and his primitive Alcazar
Where he mixed drinks for the heathen...
In the goodness of his soul.
The big chief that met him was the sachem of the Wah-hoo-wahs.
If he was not the big chief, there was
never one you saw who was;
He had tobacco by the cord, ten squaws, and more to come,
But he never yet had tasted of
New England rum.
Eleazar and the chief harangued and gesticulated;
founded Dartmouth College and the big chief matriculated.
Eleazar was the faculty and the whole curriculum
hundred gallons of New England rum.
Cost of the War in Iraq
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|List & Words Of Banned Songs
More than the Indian Era has bitten the bullet
during the Revisionist Era of The College.
CHANGE IS INEVITABLE... HISTORY IS FOREVER.
IS IT IN THE HERALDED TRADITION OF "THE ACADEMIC PURSUIT OF TRUTH"
TO EXPONGE AL FOLEY'S "COWBOYS & INDIANS CLASS"
FOR WHICH THE COLLEGE SANCTIONED CREDITS?