A list for the ages, as selected by our faculty panel in celebration of Dartmouth’s 250th anniversary
By Rick Beyer ’78,George M. Spencer,Jim Collins ’8438 min
“Keep the Damned Women Out”
The earth-shattering arrival of coeducation in 1972 didn’t come without plenty of fretting by an all-male board of trustees. Here’s the inside story of how they brought forth the most significant reshaping of the college in its history.
By NANCY WEISS MALKIEL11 min
Vintage sports photos—previously seen only in black and white—come to life with a touch of color.
When the College celebrates its tricentennial 50 years from now, what will the student body look like? Will football be played? And how high can tuition go? A variety of profs, administrators, and students weigh in with predictions Eleazar never could have imagined.
By MICHAEL WINERIP20 min
The Amazing Life and Times of John Ledyard
An epic tale greatly annotated in which we go ’round the world with Dartmouth’s class of 1776 poster boy for adventure, John Ledyard.
By BILL GIFFORD '885 min
Myth, memory, and the ancient nobility of pines
By HERBERT DARLING FOSTER3 min
The earliest Commencement, held in 1771, featured bigtime barbecue, speeches in Latin, and lousy linen.