Sarah Alexander ‘14 and Meegan Daigler ‘14 were enrolled in a course in the Environmental Studies Program and for their final project, the professor asked students to come up with a solution to an environmental problem. Alexander immediately had an idea: She teamed up with classmate Meegan Daigler ‘14 to try to find a healthier way, for people and the environment, to dispose of or recycle waste oil in India’s second largest city.

During Dimensions, #Dartmouth18s and their families hear from current #Dartmouth students about the D-Plan

During Dimensions, #Dartmouth18s and their families hear from current #Dartmouth students about the D-Plan

Students and faculty from various disciplines talk about how they have enhanced their intellectual experiences through research programs, fellowships, faculty mentorship, travel awards, and more at Dartmouth during Dimensions. #Dartmouth18s

Students and faculty from various disciplines talk about how they have enhanced their intellectual experiences through research programs, fellowships, faculty mentorship, travel awards, and more at Dartmouth during Dimensions. #Dartmouth18s

Families of #Dartmouth18s have joined members of the faculty and administration for a panel discussion about the many ways Dartmouth supports students

Families of #Dartmouth18s have joined members of the faculty and administration for a panel discussion about the many ways Dartmouth supports students

#Dartmouth18s are getting paired with current students to attend a college class.

#Dartmouth18s are getting paired with current students to attend a college class.

#Dartmouth18s are in Hanover today for Dimensions! Many are in McNutt Hall picking up their registration materials. Can’t wait to meet y’all.

#Dartmouth18s are in Hanover today for Dimensions! Many are in McNutt Hall picking up their registration materials. Can’t wait to meet y’all.

In their geophysics lab, Teaching Assistant Justin Stroup and Ben Ticknor ‘15 use a gravimeter, an instrument that measures small differences in the acceleration of gravity, to determine the height difference between the first and fourth floors of Fairchild Hall. (Photo by Eli Burakian ‘00)

In their geophysics lab, Teaching Assistant Justin Stroup and Ben Ticknor ‘15 use a gravimeter, an instrument that measures small differences in the acceleration of gravity, to determine the height difference between the first and fourth floors of Fairchild Hall. (Photo by Eli Burakian ‘00)

theunjustifiedthruth asked: Any advice on the best way to wow a college with such high educational standards as Dartmouth when applying?

We sent this one along to the Dean, sorry it took so long!

Best way to wow us?
 
Be sure to convey why you do the things that you do, not just what you do.  We’re interested in knowing more than just what’s important to you but also why those classes, activities, experiences are important and what you’ve really learned from all that you have done about yourself and how that has shaped your goals and aspirations.
 
And please, no essays about “accidents” when you couldn’t get to the bathroom on time. (No joke – actually read an essay on this theme this year.  Needless to say, not an application that “wowed” me).

This month we celebrate the 50th anniversary of BASIC at Dartmouth, and the role of Dartmouth in computing history. Check out the link for more information!

Taylor Ng ‘17 returns a cross-court backhand during her singles match against a player from the University of Houston, at Dartmouth’s Boss Tennis Center. (Photo by Eli Burakian ‘00)

Taylor Ng ‘17 returns a cross-court backhand during her singles match against a player from the University of Houston, at Dartmouth’s Boss Tennis Center. (Photo by Eli Burakian ‘00)

For #throwback thursday, an Agent’s Breakfast at Memorial Field, from 1923.

For #throwback thursday, an Agent’s Breakfast at Memorial Field, from 1923.

Thirty-two scholars have joined the Dartmouth faculty this academic year, an accomplished group of teachers and researchers dedicated to a range of disciplines, including religion, African and African-American studies, health policy and clinical practice, geography, and psychological and brain sciences.

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Dartmouth’s new faculty members joined the Faculty of Arts & Sciences and the professional school faculties during the current academic year.

Of that group, 17 join the Faculty of Arts & Sciences and 15 will be working in the graduate schools of the Tuck School of BusinessGeisel School of Medicine, and Thayer School of Engineering and with The Dartmouth Institute for Health Care Policy & Clinical Practice.

Meet the new faculty! Read the rest at the link, or visit Dartmouth Flickr for the photo archive.

From left) Aaron Colston ’14, Keta Burke-Williams ’15, Gabrielle Bozarth ’17, Celeste Winston ’14 and Jalil Bishop ’14, members of the Afro American Society (AAM), speak to a group of faculty, staff, and Black Alumni of Dartmouth Association (BADA) members. The students provided an overview of the AAM today and responded to questions. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman ‘14)

From left) Aaron Colston ’14, Keta Burke-Williams ’15, Gabrielle Bozarth ’17, Celeste Winston ’14 and Jalil Bishop ’14, members of the Afro American Society (AAM), speak to a group of faculty, staff, and Black Alumni of Dartmouth Association (BADA) members. The students provided an overview of the AAM today and responded to questions. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman ‘14)

Dean Laskaris, and Admissions Officers Chris O’Connell and Frankie Herrera haul the mail bins of admission letters to the truck, where they will be sent off to all of you. Congratulations again to the new class of 2018! (3/28)

Concluding the selection process that began in early November, Dartmouth has offered 2,220 students acceptance to the Class of 2018.

(Photo by Joseph Mehling ‘69)

(Photo by Joseph Mehling ‘69)

Students were notified of their acceptance on March 27 at 5 p.m., after they logged in to a secure website. Admissions officers expect to enroll approximately 1,110 students in the Class of 2018.

“As a staff, we’ve spent months reviewing applications, multiple times. The glimpses we’ve had into their lives—through their stories, and their dreams and aspirations, as well as their many accomplishments—have been inspiring and moving,” says Maria Laskaris ’84, dean of Admissions and Financial Aid. “We are greatly looking forward to welcoming these exemplary students to the Dartmouth family.”

Dartmouth continues to attract talented students from diverse backgrounds from across the country and around the globe. International students comprise 8 percent of the admitted group, including Dartmouth’s first-ever admitted students from Fiji and Iran. With average SAT scores in the 98th percentile nationwide, 97 percent of the students admitted to the Class of 2018 rank in the top 10 percent of their graduating class. Their academic interests span 54 of Dartmouth’s academic departments and interdisciplinary programs; the most cited areas of academic interest include biology, engineering, economics, neuroscience, and chemistry.

Congratulations to all accepted students! Read the rest of the article at the link.