Out of a welter of confusing characteristics, Dr. Freeman has selected three which are outstanding among Dartmouth's virtues: A faculty fundamentally interested in teaching; the morale of the student body and the loyalty of the alumni; and a library which brings the students into personal contact with books.
It is always a little irritating to us to see Dartmouth's name left off lists of leading institutions of higher education, because from conversations we have had with undergraduates and faculty in such institutions as Yale, Harvard, and Princeton, we are convinced that Dartmouth's standards are at least as high as theirs. Our isolated location and the fact that we are a college and not a university undoubtedly contribute to the failure to receive the public recognition, the merits of the college would seem to deserve. By and large, however, it is the absence of renowned scholars on the faculty which leads amateur observers to assume that Dartmouth is not on a par with some of her more publicized sisters.
The truth of the matter is that our faculty has been designed to bring able teachers and not big names to Hanover. This policy in turn is based on the practical belief that we relatively immature undergraduates will benefit more from the well-balanced and careful guidance of a teacher intimately concerned with our welfare than from impersonal association with a "genius in his field" who is busy writing his latest tome.
If this be rural education, we'll stick to the north woods. --The Dartmouth Daily
"Charlie Grant, with Vandy Lee and Vio Whitlock, is having a great time at Dartmouth throwing Sophomores into fountains and turning fire hoses into their letter slots to flood their rooms. He thinks Dartmouth has an amazing amount of school spirit and is altogether a swell college . . . ." --St. Albana News