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Lee A. Coffin Vice Provost for Enrollment and Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid

PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT GILL

“There’s a remarkable amount of green in the Big Green.”

We named our new admissions magazine 3D because it celebrates Dartmouth in all its dimensions. In the spirit of 3-D phenomena, this magazine debuts as an opportunity to bring a deeper perception to your evolving appreciation of this venerable college in the hills of New Hampshire. Dartmouth is a close-knit campus framed by nature, a dynamic fusion of a liberal arts college and a research university with a profound sense of place as well as a clear sense of purpose that is informed by our surroundings. Dartmouth is a place with an entrepreneurial spirit, a place where ideas are born and tested. It’s a place where smart people with an optimistic and collaborative impulse wrestle with the big challenges we face. It’s a place where faculty and students use their intellect and creativity to seek solutions. It’s a lively place. It’s a stunningly beautiful place. It’s an open, inclusive place that’s insanely, intensely loved by those who call it home. Each issue will highlight the programs, people, and personality that frame our identity. Think of the following profiles of students, faculty, and alumni as conversations. 3D introduces you to an array of interesting people we’d like you to meet and, ideally, join for a dynamic undergraduate adventure. This inaugural issue of 3D explores the environmental dimension of Dartmouth, a multifaceted feature sparked by a simple query from a member of the Class of 2021. She asked, “What other Ivy is so connected to nature?” It’s true. It’s a physical as well as an intellectual connection — from the mountains and river that surround us to the faculty research on climate change and arctic studies to our student-run bicycle recycling initiative to the hands-on opportunities at our very own organic farm. There’s a remarkable amount of green in the Big Green: the first volume of 3D spotlights this essential part of Dartmouth’s identity. But a green signature is only one of Dartmouth’s many dimensions, and future issues will celebrate other topics as well. As a lobsterwoman from Cape Cod mused in her application, “Dartmouth is the airport with the most runways with direct flights to the destinations I’d care to reach, carrying interesting passengers and piloted by world class aviators …” It’s a great metaphor that speaks to the depth and breadth of our liberal arts curriculum as well the vitality and curiosity of the faculty and peers who will share this journey with you, in Hanover and around the world, now and forever. Capturing the personality — the vibe — of such a community is a slippery proposition. Making that a 3-D experience is even harder. I think this inaugural issue of 3D accomplishes that task.

Profile for Dartmouth Admissions

3D Magazine :: 2017 NOV  

3D is Dartmouth's undergraduate admissions magazine, celebrating a vibrant community framed by nature, with challenging and welcoming profes...

3D Magazine :: 2017 NOV  

3D is Dartmouth's undergraduate admissions magazine, celebrating a vibrant community framed by nature, with challenging and welcoming profes...