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Dartmouth College

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
207 Parkhurst Hall Dartmouth College
Hanover, New Hampshire 03755
Phone
(603) 646-1110
School Information
"Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world’s greatest academic institutions. Home to a celebrated liberal arts curriculum and pioneering professional schools, Dartmouth has shaped the education landscape and prepared leaders through its inspirational learning experience. "Dartmouth is home to about 4,200 undergraduates in the liberal arts and 1,900 graduate students in more than 25 advanced degree programs in the Arts & Sciences and at Dartmouth’s professional schools: the Geisel School of Medicine, the nation’s fourth-oldest medical school; Thayer School of Engineering, one of the nation’s first professional schools of engineering; and the Tuck School of Business, the world’s first graduate school of management." (Source: https://home.dartmouth.edu/life-community/explore-green/history-traditions)
General Information
Dartmouth College has taken two steps to placate advocates of critical race theory and anti-racism. First, it took down the Indian from Baker Library Weather Vane, since students advocates believed it was offensive. Additionally, the president and trustees made anti-bias training mandatory for all students, staff, and faculty. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • Anti-Bias Training is mandatory for all students, staff, and faculty.
  • The School House Anti-Racism Experience will host a year of events around HBO's "Watchmen." The program will "use Watchmen as a jumping-off point for the whole campus to engage more deeply with issues related to anti-Black racism, white supremacy, and social and economic justice."
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • The Philosophy Department announced, "Philosophy faculty continue to work on diversifying their syllabi for other courses, both with respect to authors and content. Courses from God, Darwin and Cosmos (PHIL 1.04), to Phenomenology and Existentialism (PHIL 28), to Realism and Anti-Realism (PHIL 31.04), now include a more diverse set of authors and address issues relevant to race."
Political Actions and Support for Anti-Racism
  • Dartmouth College was one of the signatories of a letter opposing "a bill that would ban Critical Race Theory in the state."
Program and Research Funding
  • The Philosophy Department will be hiring its "first Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy of Race, African-American Political Thought, or Africana Philosophy."
  • The Philosophy Department "began awarding Student Social Justice Research Grants in Spring of 2021, and we have so far made nine awards. These have enabled Dartmouth undergraduates to do independent research on topics ranging from water governance on indigenous lands, to the relation between anti-discrimination law and affirmative action and reparations, to climate justice and global inequalities."
  • The Class of 1982's Racial Justice Initiative "provides stipends for undergraduate research related to racial justice" and "funds racial justice internships, and creates an endowed academic enrichment fund for the African and African American Studies Program."
Re-Imagining Policing
  • The Graduate Student Council's Committee for Addressing Racism and Equity will host, "A conversation with S&S and Hanover police during spring term between Dartmouth POC, students from marginalized groups and staff about police regulations, police tactics and a better way to engage with the community."
Resources
  • The college library has an "Anti-Racism: Resources for Education, Allyship, and Medicine," which includes "How to Be an Antiracist" by Ibram X. Kendi and Robin DiAngelo's "White Fragility."
  • The Student Wellness Center has a page on "Racial Justice & Wellbeing," which partially reads, "The team at the SWC strives to manifest the intersection between social justice and public health by committing to intentional work together to better understand the connections between systemic racism and inequities in wellbeing." They also have a link to "Resources for Racial Justice & Wellbeing."
  • The Philosophy Department will hold its "second annual Race, Gender and Justice Workshop will be held on April 7-8, 2022." Sessions include "Is the U.S. Constitution an Anti-Racist Document?" and "Covid-19 Anti-Vaxxers, White Supremacist Suicidality and Racialized 'Risk.'"
  • The Graduate Student Council has a Committee for Addressing Racism and Equity.
  • The Graduate Student Council's Committee for Addressing Racism and Equity will work to, "Establish a physical space on campus for BIPOC students."
  • The Graduate Student Council's Committee for Addressing Racism and Equity will, "Establish an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Award at graduation."
Symbolic Actions
Last updated September 4th, 2022
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