There is an amazing library with real documents from past historical events such as presidential letters of resignation, journals from various world leaders, etc. This library is actually open to students who want to study the works if they set up an appointment with the librarians. I find that to be a invaluable resource for research projects and paper.
An interesting fact is that Martin Luther King Jr. studied theology at Boston University and there was a statue made, dedicated to him. the idea behind the work is that there are 50 doves, that represent the 50 states in America, in peace.
An interesting fact, that is also a tad bit overwhelming in my point of view, is that 60% of the students in the sophomore, junior, and senior classes pledge to a sorority or fraternity. That is a HUGE part of the population and it makes one think of the school as a party college, but Clark said otherwise. Usually students who want to come do not get rushed until sophomore year and by then they realize that these Greek systems are not all about partying, it is a family bond that is extremely nurturing and sincerely want to help individuals who want to pledge.
Also, another thing that stood out is that Dartmouth has 43 study abroad programs that students take advantage of. Around 60% of students will study abroad once, and the other 40% twice. There are amazing opportunities that can be hard to access due to finances or the lack of certain programs, but Dartmouth will help you with your finances; they match up whatever you need 100% after the family gives what they can.
My overall impression of Dartmouth is that it is a great school with a very competitive population, however the students genuinely want to help one another succeed. There is a very strong support system and these are connections that will help you where ever you are in the world. I believe one has to experience it to really understand how it feels, but so far it seems incredibly powerful.
For dinner, Brown 2 finally got to meet up with Brown 1! It was such a great get together and everyone was so genuinely happy to see each other. Brown 1 shared their experiences and gave us some tips and recommendations for local restaurants and shopping centers as well as fun places to go on campus. It was Josephine's birthday and we all sang Happy Birthday very loudly.
Happy Birthday Josie!