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Dartmouth Names New Residence Halls

Dartmouth College Office of Public Affairs • Press Release
Posted 09/18/06 • Roland Adams • (603) 646-3661

The Fahey, Goldstein, and McLane families have made gifts to Dartmouth College to support facilities projects that are high priorities in the Campaign for the Dartmouth Experience. In recognition of their commitments, the College has named residence halls within the new McLaughlin Cluster and on Tuck Mall in their honor. In addition, a lead gift from an anonymous donor will name a commons area in the McLaughlin Cluster in honor of Samson Occom, the Mohegan who was instrumental in the founding of the college in 1769.

The McLaughlin Cluster, which will include Goldstein Hall and the Occom Commons, is located at Maynard and College Streets on the site of the former Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital. The six residence halls frame an open quadrangle and will house 342 students. The cluster includes lounges, kitchens, and a large commons for lectures, dinners, and other social and educational activities. Other halls within the cluster were named for the Berry, Bildner, and Byrne families in May 2005, and the Rauner and Thomas families in March 2006.

The Tuck Mall Residence Halls, which will bear the names Fahey and McLane and will house 162 students in both singles and two-room doubles, sit to the west of Russell Sage and across from the Gold Coast. Fahey Hall, the east residence, parallels Tuck Mall, following the rhythm of the existing buildings, while McLane Hall, the west residence, angles slightly to the north. A southwest-facing commons connects the two halls, offering sweeping views of Tuck Mall, and contains the primary social spaces serving the cluster: a commons room, living room, and lounges, as well as kitchens on each floor.

All residences feature brick exteriors, white trim, and copper roofs, echoing Dartmouth's traditional Georgian architecture within a contemporary design. Environmentally friendly and energy efficient, the halls follow guidelines from Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), administered by the United States Green Building Council. Construction and landscaping techniques will reduce indoor water use by 20 percent; exterior irrigation by 50 percent; and overall energy use by 40 percent. In addition, renewable and recyclable materials were used in construction.

"Dartmouth is known for creating a strong sense of community," said President James Wright. "The quality of the residential experience here is a key factor. We're grateful to these generous families for their vision of what Dartmouth can and should be - and for their philanthropy, which over the years has supported programs and initiatives across the Dartmouth experience. The College, and especially the generations of students who will live in these facilities, thank these donors for assuring the ongoing strength of the College's residential life and learning on our campus."

Background on families and individuals for whom new facilities are named

Helen and Peter Fahey, Class of 1968, Thayer Class of 1969 (BE) and 1970 (ME) are residents of Port Washington, New York, and Hanover, New Hampshire. Helen graduated from Skidmore in 1967 and has shared Peter's Dartmouth experience since 1968, when they were married and lived in Sachem Village from 1968-70. All four of their children are Dartmouth graduates-Kim Fahey Brown, M.D., belongs to the Class of 1992; Peter Jr., Class of 1994; Michael, M.D., Class of 1997; and Katie, Class of 2006-as are two of Peter's brothers-Steve, Class of 1970, Dartmouth Medical School Class of 1972, and Tim, Class of 1974. Peter Fahey is a retired limited partner of Goldman Sachs, with whom he has been associated since 1975. Named a vice president in 1978 and a general partner in 1982, he headed the investment banking division's Strategic Planning and Recruiting Committees, the firm's Commitments Committee, the High Technology Group, the Product Development and Innovation Group, and the Limited Partner Advisory Committee. Prior to his work at Goldman Sachs, he worked in the field of membrane separation, first as a scientist and later in manufacturing. In 1975 he received an MBA with highest distinction from Harvard Business School and was designated a Baker Scholar. A Dartmouth trustee from 1994 to 2004, he is currently a co-chair of the Campaign for the Dartmouth Experience and an overseer of the Thayer School. He has been a member of the executive committee of the Thayer School and of the major gifts committee of the College's Will to Excel Campaign; an executive committee member of the class of 1968; co-chair of his 20th, chair of his 30th, and co-chair of his 35th Reunion Giving Campaigns; and chair of the Dartmouth College Fund.

Dorothy and Jerome Goldstein, Class of 1954, and their daughter, Bettina Decker, Class of 1992, live in New York. Jerry is managing director emeritus of Bear Stearns Companies, Inc., where he began work in 1958 and served on the firm's executive committee. He enlisted in the US Air Force after graduation, then earned an MBA from Columbia University. At Dartmouth, he was a Rufus Choate scholar, an honor reserved for students in the top 5 percent of their class, and graduated with highest distinction as a government major. He was a member of Pi Lambda Phi fraternity. His Dartmouth alumni activities include service as class president (1989-1994), co-chair of the Parents Fund (1990-1992), and board member of the Rassias Foundation, which promotes language instruction and cultural exchange. He is a recipient of the Dartmouth Alumni Award, the Class of 1954 Award, and the James B. Reynolds Award, presented in recognition of his extraordinary service to Dartmouth College in the 1984 Alumni Fund Campaign. In 1978 he endowed the Dartmouth Distinguished Teaching Award, and the Karen E. Wetterhahn Memorial Award for Distinguished Creative or Scholarly Achievement. He serves on the boards of three major New York City hospitals. He is also a trustee of Wilkes University, honorary vice president of the American Jewish Committee, and treasurer of the Westchester (NY) Land Trust. Dorothy is a graduate of Barnard College, where she majored in French and now serves on the Barnard President's Council. She worked previously in the advertising industry. Prior to becoming the mother of two daughters, the Goldsteins' daughter, Bettina, Dartmouth Class of 1992, was the co-chair of the history department at the Chapin School in New York, where she taught for five years. She serves on the Class of 1992 executive committee.

Linda and P. Andrews (Andy) McLane, Class of 1969, Tuck Class of 1973, are residents of Weston, Massachusetts. Their gift was directed to the Strategic Resource Fund for Facilities at Dartmouth. In recognition of their support, one of two new residence halls on Tuck Mall will bear the McLane name and honor Andy's father, Peter McLane, Class of 1937, and all McLane family alumni of Dartmouth. The current McLane Hall in the River Cluster will be renamed. Originally named in honor of John Roy McLane, Andy McLane's great-uncle, who was a member of the Class of 1907 and a trustee of the College from 1926 to 1956, the residence will now be called Judge Hall in recognition of McLane's career as a jurist and his nickname, Judge.

Andy McLane is senior managing director at TA Associates, a private equity investment firm with offices in Boston, Menlo Park, California, and London. He joined TA Associates in 1979. Previously he was with the State Street Bank & Trust Company in Boston. He serves on the boards of Advisory Research, Inc., Numeric Investors, and Tempur-Pedic International. He is also on the boards of St. Paul's School and the United States Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation, and serves on the Investment Committees of the Appalachian Mountain Club and Phillips Exeter Academy. At Dartmouth, he and his wife Linda are members of the President's Leadership Council and Andy has been a member of the Trustee Investment Committee since 2000. He served a term on the Alumni Council and was co-chair of his class's 25th, 30th, and 35th reunion giving committees. Linda McLane is a trustee, chair of the capital campaign, and co-chair of the long range planning committee at Walnut Hill School and served as co-president of St. Paul's School Parents' Association. The McLanes' philanthropy has touched many areas of Dartmouth life. They have endowed McLane Family Scholarships for an undergraduate and a Tuck student and the McLane Family Fellowship for faculty within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Three decades after serving on the ski patrol as an undergraduate, Andy spearheaded construction of the Dartmouth Skiway's McLane Family Lodge with a $1.5 million gift given in honor of all McLane family members who were Dartmouth skiers. It was completed in time for the start of the 2000-01 ski season and the hosting of the 2003 NCAA Championships, opening a new chapter in the rich history of Dartmouth skiing.

Samson Occom (1723-1792), a Mohegan born in Norwich, Connecticut, was the first Native American pupil of Eleazar Wheelock, then a prominent preacher. In 1749, Occom took a job as a schoolteacher to the Montauk tribe of Long Island, and later married a member of the tribe, Mary Fowler. Occom was ordained a minister in 1759 and in 1766 began a two-year fund-raising mission to England on behalf of Wheelock's Indian Charity School. He preached more than 300 sermons and raised 12,000 pounds for the school that, in 1769, became Dartmouth College.

David T. McLaughlin Class of 1954, Tuck Class of 1955, for whom the complex is named, was Dartmouth's fourteenth  president, from 1981 to 1987, having previously chaired the College's Board of Trustees during his business career. He served in governing or executive capacities for a range of nonprofit and corporate organizations including Toro, the American Red Cross, and The Aspen Institute. The new residential complexes have been built to help Dartmouth address long-standing housing needs, not to accommodate any increase in the size of the student body. When Dartmouth expanded its student body in the 1970s for coeducation, the College did not make a corresponding increase to the physical plant. While undergraduate enrollment has remained fairly constant since the early 1980s, pressures on existing housing have increased due to fluctuations in off-campus program enrollments, higher demand for leave-term residence, and renovations of existing residence halls to address building code issues. It is estimated that of the 600 students who currently live off-campus some 200-250 do so because of a lack of on-campus beds.

The commitments of these donors address a major priority in the $1.3 billion Campaign for the Dartmouth Experience, the largest fundraising effort in Dartmouth history. The College is seeking investment in four initiatives: to advance leading-edge teaching and scholarship, to enhance residential and campus life, to more fully endow its financial aid program, and to raise unrestricted dollars. The campaign is institution-wide, embracing its undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and its three professional schools, Tuck School of Business, Thayer School of Engineering, and Dartmouth Medical School and also advancing strategic goals as part of this capital campaign.

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