Martin Luther King III, the eldest living child of civil rights leaders Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, will speak at Dartmouth on May 23, the 60th anniversary of his father’s historic address in Dartmouth Hall. “We are honored that Martin Luther King III will share his passion for justice and equity from a Dartmouth platform, just as his father did 60 years ago,” says President Philip J. Hanlon ’77.
With laughter, drumming, and a few tears, the Mohegan Tribe formally received the papers of their ancestor, Samson Occom, the 18th-century scholar and Presbyterian minister who traveled to Great Britain to raise money for the school that would become Dartmouth College. The historic repatriation brought a critical piece of the past full circle for both Dartmouth and the Tribe. Read President Hanlon's remarks and a recap of the day's event.
Russell Wilson, a top NFL quarterback who has been widely recognized for his community service, will deliver Dartmouth’s commencement address on June 12. Wilson will receive an honorary degree at commencement along with seven other leaders in the fields of physics, engineering, economics, media, business and finance, and international development.
Dartmouth has capped the largest construction project in its history by naming the new West End District’s epicenter of technology and entrepreneurship in honor of the Class of 1982. The Class of 1982 Engineering and Computer Science Center was formally dedicated on Friday, May 13, in a public ceremony as part of the Dartmouth Innovation and Technology Festival.
Along with all of the Trustees, I am immensely grateful to Phil for the tireless work he has done to steer the institution to ever greater academic excellence, inclusion, and impact.
—Dartmouth Board Chair Liz Lempres '83, on President Hanlon's impact on Dartmouth