Je suis en France!
Posted at 9:31am on Monday, April 10th, 2006

C'est difficile parce que je n'ai pas d'Internet chez moi, donc je ne peut pas ecrire ici tres souvent. Je suis aussi tres occupée! Il y a beaucoup de choses à faire. J'ai visité Notre Dame, Sacre Coeur, le Moulin Rouge (au moins, en dehors du Moulin Rouge), la Tour Eiffel, et plusieurs quartiers de la ville ici à Paris. Nous sommes aussi allés à Fontainebleu, un chateau qui appartenait aux rois de France (et Napoleon I) depuis le Moyen Age. J'aime bien la vie ici, bien que ce soit très cher!

La semaine prochaine nous sommes en vacances pendant une semaine. J'irai avec deux amis au sud de la France pour faire la randonée.

Bon journée!


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Room for a prospective student?
Posted at 9:57pm on Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

I posted here a week or so ago and I received incredible advice, thank you so much to everyone who responded!

One thing a few of you recommended was that I stay overnight in a dorm. Sounds good to me! I will be there Wednesday, April 19th for sure and I might be staying Thursday night as well, depending on how much I get done on Wednesday.

I made an attempt at contacting Dartmouth admissions but all I received was an email saying that that week is very busy for that office and basically they can't really help me. So if you know of any where I can stay I'd appreciate any help! Ask for any specifics and I will respond as soon as I can. I hope I'm not too late!


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Posted at 1:08am on Thursday, March 30th, 2006

Do any of you know what types of bowling teams or clubs Dartmouth has? Anything very competitive or a traveling team?

Also, does Dartmouth's athletic facilities have racquetball courts?


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Posted at 11:12pm on Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

I am graduating high school this year and will be attending either Boston University or Dartmouth College. I am fairly certain I would prefer the BU's urban environment to Dartmouth's decidedly less urban one, but am equally attracted to the campuses of both schools and am more drawn to Dartmouth's smaller size. Dartmouth is also a more prestigious school, and its diploma might be worth more than BU's. But I am worried that at Dartmouth I might feel I am missing out on the wealth of concerts, exhibits, and lectures offered at BU and throughout the surrounding area (especially with MIT right across the river). I have a few questions now and will undoubtedly be posting more over the next three weeks.

How often do you feel like you are secluded from the exciting opportunities offered by a major metropolitan area? How often do people you know express similar feelings? How often do you or your friends or any other students you know take trips into Boston? What is the nearest area you would consider a city?

How difficult is it for Dartmouth students to find part time employment? Is everyone or almost everyone who really wants a part time job able to find one? What work is typically available?

How many students bring vehicles with them? How necessary is a car to employment and generally living in Hanover?

Did any of you struggle with a similar decision?

Thanks very much.


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Visiting Dartmouth
Posted at 10:11am on Saturday, March 25th, 2006

I'm sure this has been answered before but I felt like asking again if it has. I will be visiting Dartmouth in April, as well as 3 other colleges in the New England area. I've never "visited" a college before and my time is very limited, so what should I check out most? Is it difficult to catch an admissions officer without an appointment? I plan on just walking around a bit, and I'd really like to talk with some undergrads but, well are you guys just walking around? Oh, by the way, I'm a prospect for 2007, so I start the admissions process soon. Dartmouth is my first choice, but it is a reach since I go to a small and poor school and my SAT scores aren't godly. But I do do a lot of extra-curricular activities and I have founded and led a community service club. Etc, etc.

Anyway, I would love any advice you could give me! thank you so much!



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DCO Concert Tomorrow
Posted at 6:33pm on Sunday, March 5th, 2006
Mood: excited

Should be a good concert come if you're on campus!


"John Williams - Master of the Motion Picture"

Orchestral Suite from "STAR WARS"
"Raiders of the Lost Ark"

7:30 PM

Sponsored by: COSO, Programming Board, Music Dept., Hopkins Ctr., Collis Governing Board, SigEp, Dean's Office, President's Office

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yay dartmouth
Posted at 11:34pm on Tuesday, February 14th, 2006

Hiya, I'm a prospie. I recently had my Dartmouth interview and it went very well; it made me super-excited about Dartmouth. In my interview, the alumnus suggested I get in touch with the girl's soccer coach if I am interested in upping my chances of attending. I am pretty good, but not a superstar; I was first team all-league, captain, all that good stuff, but I'm not Mia Hamm. I would say I am quite decent, but I would never be able to play at say, University of North Carolina.

However, he thinks that, playing on a competitive traveling team and also having played Varsity all four years in high school, I could have a good shot. Do you think it is too late to contact the coach? Also, do you think it is worth contacting the coach? Like I said, I am a pretty good player, but I have some very obvious flaws (I have never been fast; I am not good in the air, either). There is only a phone number provided on the website, also; what would I even say to the coach?

Coaches generally don't recruit from my high school (we are small and not known for sports) so I'm totally lost as to what to do in terms of college athletics.

Any guidance is appreciated.


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Posted at 2:42pm on Monday, December 19th, 2005

Hi everyone,

I'm Meghan, and I actually am not a Dartmouth student. However, I am looking to move to Hanover within the next 1 to 2 months. I am 22, and going to start graduate school in Keene in June 06 but wish to move to NH this winter. (Classes at my school will be just once a week, so the hour and some change driving distance doesn't bother me.) If any of you are looking for a roommate, or know of any possible roommate/apt situations, please feel free to comment here, or you can IM me at AvalonByAMile.... email's avalonbyamile at g mail dot com.
Thanks! :o)



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Posted at 12:07am on Friday, December 9th, 2005
Mood: Pretty damn excited

I posted here a couple months ago and I am just dropping back in to invite everyone to the Class of 2010 community I just registered. It's basically a rip-off of the 2009 community I used to read religiously while dreaming about getting into Dartmouth. Now that that has happened (!!!!!!!) I took a couple minutes to register it and copy a lot of stuff straight off of the 2009 site. So drop on by: dartmouth2010, and congrats to everyone else who got in today!

The Postal Service - Brand New Colony


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Early Decision deferral
Posted at 9:26pm on Thursday, December 8th, 2005


I'm actually asking this on behalf of a friend of mine. She applied ED to Dartmouth, and just received a letter of deferral. She is a really, really motivated, bright, and good student with basically everything (in my opinion) that Dartmouth would look for. So my question is- what does it mean to have an ED deferral? Did anybody in this community have the same situation?

Any information is appreciated. Thanks you!



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Posted at 11:28am on Thursday, November 17th, 2005

anyone know Kaite Wolfe....


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a word of advice from a young alumna
Posted at 11:24pm on Thursday, October 20th, 2005

I'm not sure what kind of warning the administration has given the '09 class about rushing the field during the Homecoming football game, but I can tell you that it's a bad idea. It is highly disruptive to the game or any performances that are going on, and can get you arrested.

That being said, if any freshman were to rush the field, and were to do it at halftime, it would be much better to do it during the Columbia band's performance than during the Dartmouth band's performance, on account of the disruption. Columbia goes on first.


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Saturday Saturday Saturday Night!
Posted at 9:47pm on Thursday, October 20th, 2005
Mood: tired

A) you're a freshman, and
B) you live in the River Cluster

Come to French lounge Saturday night!

We're having pumpkin carving (first come first serve, $1), costume making for halloween, Nightmare Before Christmas, and treats.

Starts at 8pm.



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The Precious Ivy?
Posted at 2:51am on Friday, October 7th, 2005



The social logic of Ivy League admissions.
...Am I a better or more successful person for having been accepted at the University of Toronto, as opposed to my second or third choice? It strikes me as a curious question. In Ontario, there wasn’t a strict hierarchy of colleges. There were several good ones and several better ones and a number of programs—like computer science at the University of Waterloo—that were world-class. But since all colleges were part of the same public system and tuition everywhere was the same (about a thousand dollars a year, in those days), and a B average in high school pretty much guaranteed you a spot in college, there wasn’t a sense that anything great was at stake in the choice of which college we attended. The issue was whether we attended college, and—most important—how seriously we took the experience once we got there. I thought everyone felt this way. You can imagine my confusion, then, when I first met someone who had gone to Harvard.

There was, first of all, that strange initial reluctance to talk about the matter of college at all—a glance downward, a shuffling of the feet, a mumbled mention of Cambridge. “Did you go to Harvard?” I would ask. I had just moved to the United States. I didn’t know the rules. An uncomfortable nod would follow. Don’t define me by my school, they seemed to be saying, which implied that their school actually could define them. And, of course, it did. Wherever there was one Harvard graduate, another lurked not far behind, ready to swap tales of late nights at the Hasty Pudding, or recount the intricacies of the college-application essay, or wonder out loud about the whereabouts of Prince So-and-So, who lived down the hall and whose family had a place in the South of France that you would not believe. In the novels they were writing, the precocious and sensitive protagonist always went to Harvard; if he was troubled, he dropped out of Harvard; in the end, he returned to Harvard to complete his senior thesis. Once, I attended a wedding of a Harvard alum in his fifties, at which the best man spoke of his college days with the groom as if neither could have accomplished anything of greater importance in the intervening thirty years. By the end, I half expected him to take off his shirt and proudly display the large crimson “H” tattooed on his chest. What is this “Harvard” of which you Americans speak so reverently...


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Posted at 9:30pm on Wednesday, October 5th, 2005

Hello! I am Mae, a junior in highschool.

I have been trying to learn as much as possible about Dartmouth and right now it is at the top of my list. One thing I haven't figured out is about dorms. I am confused about how these "suites" work with the 8 people and do you share a bathroom with all eight and just how does this all work? (the page is what I am referring to). I have only stayed in dorms at three different colleges, two of which had four people sharing one bathroom which wasn't great and the other had a full bath in the room which I loved. Ugh, sorry, this probably makes no sense, but could you just explain as much as possible about the rooming situation in different freshman houses and what bathrooms and things of that sort are like.

I really appreciate your feedback.


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overnight visit
Posted at 11:31am on Saturday, October 1st, 2005

Hey everyone

I'm planning on applying ED and coming out to Hanover this Thursday for an overnight admissions visit. Does anyone have any tips for things to bring that the school doesn't tell you about? Should I bring my laptop, and would I be able to get on the famed wireless network? Anything you think I should make sure I check out or do?

Thanks for anything you could contribute


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Questions for undergrads
Posted at 8:21pm on Tuesday, September 20th, 2005

Hey guys

My cousins looking into going to your school!

Does anyone konw the average GPA and SAT scores for admission? He has 3.2 and PSAT score thats equivalent to 1250. Whats his chances? He does the sports and club stuff so we think that will help too.


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Posted at 8:43pm on Sunday, September 18th, 2005

jeez anybody alive here?


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Posted at 12:20pm on Wednesday, September 7th, 2005

i'm trying to do the online alcohol edu, but it keeps saying my dartmouth ID is wrong. isn't it the 6-character ID that we received in the earlier mailings?


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Posted at 9:21pm on Thursday, September 1st, 2005

It's another one of those questions, apologies.

Is there anywhere within reasonable distance of Dartmouth to purchase simple cheeses (along the lines of a Camembert or a Basque; nothing too complicated) and fruit, particularly Asian pears? Also, as I am not familiar with the Northeast, do figs or avocados ever find their way to the region? What fruits tend to be in season at various times? Thanks, and see you all soon!


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Posted at 7:23am on Friday, August 26th, 2005

Hi. I'm a prospective Dartmouth student, and by prospective, I mean I want to go more than anything. I was just wondering a few things:

is there an active music program? (wind ensembles, orcehstras, etc.)
what's the worst part about Dartmouth?
is it REALLY hard to get in?
and if anyone else knows, who is there this year from NCSSM (NC School of Science and Math)
anyhting else I need to know before applying?
early action plan? is it worth it?
any tips for applying?

thanks a lottttt


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Prof. Sinnott-Armstrong?
Posted at 9:26am on Friday, August 19th, 2005

Hey guys --

I'm a sophomore at Princeton considering taking a course in Normative Ethics with Professor Sinnott-Armstrong, who's on leave from Dartmouth for the semester as a visiting professor at Princeton. If anyone on this group has taken a course with him or has anything, good or bad, to say about him as a teacher or a person. Thanks!


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Posted at 10:12pm on Thursday, August 18th, 2005
Mood: curious

hey everyone, i'm a senior in an overseas HS looking to apply for Dartmouth. can you please help me out by answering a few questions? you'll be greatly appreciated. :D can you comment about these stuffs:

1. academics (difficulty of courses, teachers etc.) - just a point there, i plan on going to an arts major.

2. dorms

3. food

4. city (weather, how accessible it is etc.)

5. social life - at this point, i have to say that i don't smoke/drink/do drugs. will ppl like me be left out or ignored? i don't think i'm much of a party person either. but that doesn't mean i'm a prude - i just have fun other ways. :)

6. student diversity

7. what's the best and worst thing about Dartmouth?

hope that isn't too much. also, i'm an international student. is there anything i need to know about that? feel free to add any other stuff. thanks in advance. :)


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Posted at 3:27am on Friday, August 12th, 2005

Does anyone know when freshmen tend to get course lists so that they can figure out what classes they're interested in taking before getting to orientation? Or does this not happen? Gracias.


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To 09's--Summer reading
Posted at 11:11am on Thursday, August 11th, 2005

For "mountains," is there an assignment? cuz I thought I heard someone say there was something we had to write, but I didn't get anything like that in the summer reading mailing.


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