Dartmouth College http://nhpr.org en "Grey's Anatomy" Creator And Alumna Addresses Dartmouth Class Of 2014 http://nhpr.org/post/greys-anatomy-creator-and-alumna-addresses-dartmouth-class-2014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a href="http://dartmouth.edu/" target="_blank">Dartmouth College</a> alumna who is the creative force behind TV shows like “<a href="http://abc.go.com/shows/greys-anatomy" target="_blank">Grey’s Anatomy</a>” and “<a href="http://abc.go.com/shows/scandal" target="_blank">Scandal</a>” returned to her alma mater to give Sunday’s commencement speech.&nbsp; </span>Shonda<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Rhimes spent much of her speech talking about the practical realities of daily life.&nbsp; She also derided commencement speakers who tell students to dream bi Mon, 09 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 49875 at http://nhpr.org "Grey's Anatomy" Creator And Alumna Addresses Dartmouth Class Of 2014 Colleges See Summer As Potential Revenue Source http://nhpr.org/post/colleges-see-summer-potential-revenue-source <p>The men of Dartmouth were treated to a heroes’ welcome each fall.</p><p>“October, 1947, and the campus is rejuvenated after the slow, sleepy quiescence of the summer weeks,” reads the stoic narrator of an old film reel. “The college town of Hanover throbs excitedly with new life.”</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hanover has been throbbing year-round since the 1970s, though, when Dartmouth became the last Ivy League to accept women.</span></p> Tue, 06 May 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Todd Bookman 47947 at http://nhpr.org Colleges See Summer As Potential Revenue Source BASIC: How Dartmouth Helped Open Programming (And Gaming) To Everybody http://nhpr.org/post/basic-how-dartmouth-helped-open-programming-and-gaming-everybody <p></p><p>When you think of the places that have shaped technology the most, you might think of the garage where Apple’s Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak put together their first personal computers. You might think of the buildings at Harvard where Mark Zuckerberg started building a social website then known as “The Facebook.” Or you might think of the facilities in Washington state where Microsoft made billions selling its Windows operating system.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:53:16 +0000 Brady Carlson 47222 at http://nhpr.org BASIC: How Dartmouth Helped Open Programming (And Gaming) To Everybody Dartmouth's Big Green Gift http://nhpr.org/post/dartmouths-big-green-gift <p>Dartmouth College is receiving a $100 million anonymous donation, the largest single gift in school history.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"We are thrilled," says Dartmouth spokesman Justin Anderson. "And we're especially thrilled that it will be devoted entirely to strengthening Dartmouth's academic mission."</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The gift will be added to school’s already sizeable $3.7 billion endowment. The interest earned will help fund an array of new initiatives, including the addition of 30 to 40 cross-discipline professorships.</span></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:10:22 +0000 Todd Bookman 46544 at http://nhpr.org Dartmouth's Big Green Gift Veterans Group Raises Money For Special Housing At Dartmouth http://nhpr.org/post/veterans-group-raises-money-special-housing-dartmouth <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A nonprofit group is raising money to buy a home for veterans who attend Dartmouth College. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Project </span>VetCare<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Inc. has received an anonymous pledge of $375,000 toward the home's $475,000 purchase price and is hoping to raise the rest by May 31. Sun, 06 Apr 2014 17:05:02 +0000 Associated Press 46282 at http://nhpr.org Students Sit In At Dartmouth Over Diversity Issues http://nhpr.org/post/students-sit-dartmouth-over-diversity-issues <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">About 35 students staged a sit-in in Dartmouth President Philip Hanlon’s office Tuesday. They have been pressuring the College to increase enrollment of black, Latino and Native American students to at least 10 percent each, and to hire more faculty from minority groups. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:41:39 +0000 Charlotte Albright 46075 at http://nhpr.org Students Sit In At Dartmouth Over Diversity Issues A Food Truck Comes To Dartmouth http://nhpr.org/post/food-truck-comes-dartmouth <p>Dartmouth College - that hallowed, prestigious Ivy League institution of higher learning - is now home to a food truck.</p><p></p><p>It's known as <a href="http://www.theboxfoodtruck.com/" target="_blank">The Box</a>, and it will serve Mediterranean-style sandwiches, salads and other foods, while giving students at the Tuck School of Business a chance to manage and operate a private, for-profit business.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:23:35 +0000 Brady Carlson 45766 at http://nhpr.org At $32,698, N.H. Second-Worst In Nation For Average Student Debt http://nhpr.org/post/32698-nh-second-worst-nation-average-student-debt <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A <a href="http://projectonstudentdebt.org/files/pub/classof2012.pdf" target="_blank">report released this week</a> by the Project on Student Debt shows average student debt among New Hampshire’s college graduates increased slightly last year.</span></p><p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 21:59:24 +0000 Michael Brindley 39648 at http://nhpr.org At $32,698, N.H. Second-Worst In Nation For Average Student Debt Dartmouth President: College Is Making Progress On Student Safety http://nhpr.org/post/dartmouth-president-college-making-progress-student-safety <div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The new president of <a href="http://dartmouth.edu/" target="_blank">Dartmouth College</a> says progress is being made on two pressing campus safety issues: high-risk drinking and sexual assault. &nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Philip Hanlon, who was inaugurated in September, told faculty members this week that the number of students treated for extreme intoxication --blood alcohol content above .25 percent--dropped from 80 in 2011 to 31 last year. Sat, 23 Nov 2013 16:33:19 +0000 Associated Press 39023 at http://nhpr.org Dartmouth President: College Is Making Progress On Student Safety How N.H. Higher Ed Is Adapting To The Mobile App Economy http://nhpr.org/post/how-nh-higher-ed-adapting-mobile-app-economy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week we&rsquo;re looking at New Hampshire&rsquo;s developing mobile app economy.&nbsp; Although it&rsquo;s nowhere on the scale of manufacturing or tourism, it&rsquo;s gaining in popularity&mdash;and importance.&nbsp; But how do we educate this new workforce?&nbsp; Today, we</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;talk with professors and students about how they see themselves fitting into the mobile app economy.</span></p><p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 36038 at http://nhpr.org How N.H. Higher Ed Is Adapting To The Mobile App Economy Dartmouth College Takes The Classroom To The Farm http://nhpr.org/post/dartmouth-college-takes-classroom-farm <p>Dartmouth senior Monica &nbsp;Erives is getting a lesson in Gardening Frustrations 101.</p><p><em>One of our main activities today has been trying to find a woodchuck that ate all of our broccoli.</em></p><p>She’s standing next to the row of nibbled vegetables at the Dartmouth Organic Farm. Dressed in jeans, a sturdy brown corduroy jacket, and a forest green baseball cap, Erives looks like a farming veteran. But she’s a newbie.</p><p><em>I grew up in a suburb in the Los Angeles county area, and so this was entirely new to me.</em></p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 20:21:51 +0000 Liz Faiella 33653 at http://nhpr.org Dartmouth College Takes The Classroom To The Farm