Republished from the Graduate Student Forum.
Dear Graduate Community,
Greetings from Hanover!
I have had a really fantastic year in my role as Dean of Graduate Studies. It has been extremely rewarding to be able to work with the Trustees, President Hanlon, Dean of the Faculty Mike Mastanduno, and the other senior leaders on a regular basis. As you no doubt have heard, one of President Hanlon’s aspirational goals is to set up a freestanding Graduate School. I feel that creating a Graduate School will be a clear signal that Dartmouth is committed not only to maintaining its excellence in undergraduate education, but also to supporting and expanding the research and scholarship of its graduate students and faculty. A Graduate School is a way to acknowledge the essential and distinctive role of graduate students within the broader Dartmouth community, and it will definitely strengthen Dartmouth’s national and international reputation.