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New Dartmouth residence hall honors McLane family

Dartmouth College Office of Public Affairs • Press Release
Posted 10/05/06 • Roland Adams • (603) 646-3661

The McLane family of Weston, Mass. - Linda and P. Andrews (Andy) McLane, Class of 1969, Tuck Class of 1973 - have made a $9 million gift to the Strategic Resources Fund for Facilities at Dartmouth College. In recognition of their support, Dartmouth has named one of two new student residence halls in honor of Andy's father, Peter McLane, Class of 1937, and all McLane family alumni of Dartmouth.

McLane Hall, located on the west side of campus, is one of two new residence halls that are joined and together provide housing for 162 students. The Tuck Mall Residence Halls recently received their first residents and were dedicated Sept. 19 as Dartmouth opened its 2006 fall term.

The two halls include both single rooms and two-room doubles. Both buildings feature brick exteriors, white trim, shutters, and copper roofs, echoing Dartmouth's traditional Georgian architecture within a contemporary design. A southwest-facing commons connects the east (McLane) and west (Fahey) residences, 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.

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.

"The McLane family has a tradition of service to Dartmouth that stretches back to the beginning of the last century," said President James Wright. "We are grateful for their generous gift, and for Andy McLane's leadership, which continues this wonderful relationship in this century."

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 as well as a student at Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business, 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.

Tuck Mall Residence Hall and the nearby McLaughlin Residential Cluster have been built to help Dartmouth address long-standing housing needs, not to accommodate any increase in the size of the student body. The $1.3-billion Campaign for the Dartmouth Experience 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, funding needs in its undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences, as well as its three professional schools, Tuck School of Business, Thayer School of Engineering, and Dartmouth Medical School.

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