Sunday, August 13, 2017

Senior Canes

Here is a nice well-researched piece on the former tradition of "senior canes" by Joe Asch ... see: Dartblog Entry. I confess ignorance on this subject and am glad to see this history lesson. Joe has done a thorough and nostalgic job on another vanished Dartmouth tradition.

Perhaps things might have gone better if we had been tagged the Dartmouth Native Americans?

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Melting Snowflakes

Another Dartmouth tradition is about to be deep sixed ... the requirement that students be able to swim 50 yards to graduate ... see: Dartblog Entry. It appears that many snowflakes must melt when they hit water. Traditions are disappearing faster on the Hanover plain than they are being created. That makes for a bland four years. So sad.