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Dartmouth Film Society
The Dartmouth Film Society is one of America's oldest student-run film societies. Established in 1949 by Maurice Rapf, class of '35, and Blair Watson class of '21, the DFS is still thriving today as the hub of film culture at Dartmouth College and in the Upper Valley.
Committed to fostering a greater appreciation and understanding of cinema, the DFS provides a program of 20 or so films to be shown each academic term. These films are all bound together by a common theme; past series have included "The Open Road", a program featuring road movies, and "Breakthroughs", featuring the breakthrough films of various directors, writers, and actors. The films are projected twice weekly onto the giant 16-by-28-foot screen in the college's arts center auditorium and are open to students, faculty, and the public. Aside from the films in the program series, the DFS also plays several specials every term; these can range from sneak previews of upcoming films to hard-to-find rarities like a collection of Academy Award nominated short films.
Members of the film society meet once a week to discuss the films exhibited the past week and, at the end of each term, debate series proposals. Anyone can submit a series, as long as it has a decent variety of older films, new films, documentaries, foreign films, and silents. The Directorate of the film society, about 25 students and community members, actually vote on the series.
The DFS also organizes annual tributes to worthy film artists. Such distinguished filmmakers as Meryl Streep, Buck Henry, Johnny Depp, Sean Penn, and Budd Schulberg have all received honors from the DFS.
One of three all-female a cappella groups on campus, the Rockapellas (commonly called "The Rocks") were founded on February 7th, 1989 with the purpose of not only expressingly themselves musically but politically as well by spreading social awareness in "freedom songs."
The Rockapellas typically consist of around 16 members from all different backgrounds, interests, majors, and walks of life. The Rockapellas perform many different styles of music, from hip-hop to country to pop, with over 100 songs in their past and present repertoire. The group does live shows on and off the Dartmouth campus, and records albums. The Rockapellas have also gone on several tours across the United States, in the Bahamas and Hawaii, and perform in collegiate a cappella competitions including the ICCA competition and have been featured on the ICCA's BOCA CD.
The Rockapellas are led by a musical director, and the members are both sopranos and altos, all of which occasionally double as vocal percussionists. The group holds its auditions at the beginning of fall term each academic year.
Dartmouth Broadcasting began in 1920s with the ambitions of few Dartmouth College students that decided to give this new fangled thing called radio a try. The first broadcast occurred over copper wires linked in all the dorms. The station adopted the name of WDCR almost immediately. WDCR became an officially licensed station of the Federal Communications Commission and it's first official broadcast at WDCR 1340 AM on March 4, . Dartmouth Broadcasting a began officially operating WFRD99.3 FM in 1976. The stations have always been completely managed by students.
WDCR broadcasts a wide variety of music, news, and sports. Students are free to program their shows within the limits that the FCC imposes.
Dartmouth Sports Network calls the play by play for several Dartmouth sports teams including: football, men and women's basketball, men and women's hockey, baseball, softball and recently lacrosse. Games are broadcast on WDCR or WFRD and are streamed over the internet.
Dartmouth Election Network works with Dartmouth Broadcast News to provide the Upper Valley with the most comprehensive election coverage year round. They provide extensive coverage of national primaries and elections as well as local elections.
Dartmouth Broadcast News has several news programs running on WDCR and WFRD. The news department works to provide listeners with timely updates of relevant news.
Dartmouth Broadcasting is completely run by students. The management of the stations is by the Directorate consisting of: General Manager, Finance Director, AM Program Director, FM Program Director, Technical Director, Marketing/Alumni Relations, FM Promotions Director, News Director, Sports Director, Internet Director, and Training Director.
Dartmouth Broadcasting is an independent student organization. Dartmouth Broadcasting receives no money from Dartmouth College. All money for operating expenses comes from national and local advertisers.
- 99Rock Website
- WDCR 1340AM Website
- Dartmouth Broadcasting Website
- Dartmouth Sports Network Website
- Dartmouth Broadcast News Website
- Dartmouth Election Website
Native Americans at Dartmouth (NAD)
The charter of Dartmouth College, granted to Eleazar Wheelock in 1769, proclaims that it was created "for the education and instruction of Youth of the Indian Tribes in this Land in reading, writing and all parts of Learning ... as well as in all liberal Arts and Sciences; and also of English Youth and any others."
While Dartmouth's students since that time have mainly been "others", the college has a long history of involvement with Indian education.
Wheelock, a Congregationalist whose goals were to convert Indians to Christianity, was head of Moor's Indian Charity School, used to prepare students for the college.
In 1969 a Native American academic and social program was established by the college's president John Kemeny, who also announced a new dedication to increasing Native American enrollment.
About the Organization
The Native Americans at Dartmouth (NAD) organization is a voluntary, student-run organization at Dartmouth College. NAD has represented over 150 tribes since it first began and there are currently approximately 50 active students within the organization. These students meet every Thursday of the term at the Native American House (35 N.Main St.) to determine their agenda of activities for the term. Activities may include faculty dinners, dance parties, community service, and academic workshops. NAD's main goals include working on joint concerns of their group and planning to improve the environment for NAD campus-wide. In the Winter of 2004 Native Americans at Dartmouth held and hosted the first annual All Ivy Native Conference. The Conference was a weekend-long event that included a career fair, academic workshops, and resume and job search workshops, as well as presenting many post-graduation options. Native Americans at Dartmouth also plan an annual Spring Dartmouth College Powwow on the weekend of Mother's Day. NAD also partakes in a group called the Inner Community Council which is dedicated to uniting all the minority organizations on the campus of Dartmouth College in an effort to be a support for the organizations.
Dartmouth College Marching Band
During each show the band writes a half time show which is read over the loudspeaker as they scatter into different formations, and they play a song related to the show.
The band continues to play the fight songs that were played during the very first football games. These songs include “Dartmouth’s in Town Again”, “As the Backs Go Tearing By” and “Glory to Dartmouth”.
The band plays at all home and most away [Football] games, men’s and women’s Hockey, men’s and women’s Basketball, and even Swimming.
The band boasts many skilled musicians, even some music majors, however they also include a kazoo section as well as a “liquid percussion” section in which liquid containers (kegs and jugs) are used as percussion instruments.
Every homecoming the band doubles in size as alumni come back in their sweaters knitted by the Faculty Advisor’s wife and marches with the band. There are two alumni who have come back for over 50 homecomings.
The band has a conductor and drum major, as well as a Directorate which runs the show behind the scene.
The uniform consist of white pants and a green blazer for football, and green and white striped rugby shirts for basketball and hockey.