More than 500 alumnae from around the world traveled to Hanover this past weekend to join in the commemoration of 50 years of undergraduate coeducation at Dartmouth. “The bold decision made by the Board of Trustees back in 1971 was without a doubt the wisest and most consequential board decision in the history of the institution,” said President Philip J. Hanlon ’77, in his celebratory address.
In continuing efforts to create a more inclusive environment, Dartmouth released Toward Equity, a three-year strategic plan to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. The plan is designed to unify past initiatives across the institution and build on their success. “This is a truly institution-wide effort, and all of us must play a role,” said President Hanlon.
Dartmouth is celebrating National First-Generation College Celebration Day on Nov. 8 with a variety of activities around campus and online. In a letter to first-generation students, President Hanlon and Dartmouth's senior leadership team describe the day as an "opportunity to celebrate you and everything you bring to our Dartmouth community."
The Board of Trustees held its November meeting on a celebratory weekend as hundreds of alumnae and others returned to campus to commemorate 50 years of undergraduate coeducation and the rededication of the newly renovated Dartmouth Hall.
As the vision I set forth almost 10 years ago becomes reality, the time is right to pass the torch.