The East Wheelock Cluster furthers an environment in which learning takes place as much in residence facilities as in classrooms, and in which students and faculty come closer together...
Dartmouth is a community of accomplished faculty and talented students dedicated to learning. We recognize that an individual's social and intellectual life are not mutually exclusive experiences, but rather experiences that demand integration in a dynamic, student-directed environment.
Dartmouth designed a residential option in support of these learning principles that incorporates a broad range of educational and social programs designed to foster closer interaction between faculty and students. Since 1996, the East Wheelock Cluster has been the site for this residential experience. The Cluster includes 314 students residing in five distinct buildings: Andres, McCulloch, Morton, and Zimmerman Halls and the Ledyard Apartments. The goals of the East Wheelock Program include:
The East Wheelock Cluster includes a private residence for the Cluster Faculty Associate, who shares responsibility for those activities designed to foster student and faculty interaction.
The Faculty Associate's programming budget supports dinner discussions with prominent national scholars and artists, small musical and dramatic productions, and other such programs. The Associate also enlists members of the faculty to serve as faculty affiliates in order to help coordinate guest lectures and discussions in the cluster as well as provide advice and counsel for students outside the classroom.
Professor Susan Brison has served as the Faculty Associate since 2006.
The Dean provides academic and personal advising, the new Dean for East Wheelock will be announced soon. Community Director Josiah Proietti assists the Faculty Associate, Susan Brison and the Dean in designing residential life programs for the cluster and supervises the undergraduate advisors (student peer advisors), the Cluster Council, and the Service Corps.
Graduate Student Advisor Katie Kinnaird resides in the cluster and maintains informal and continuous contact with students, especially about issues of post-graduate scholarships and fellowships and graduate school options.
Josiah Proietti and the Dean keep office hours in the Brace Commons offices. Soo "Sunny" Park and John Kulvicki live in the rear townhouse at 13 East Wheelock. Susan Brison keeps office hours at the front house of 13 East Wheelock.
One of the things that first drew me to Dartmouth was its sense of community. The East Wheelock Cluster personifies a space where people from diverse backgrounds and circumstances come together to form a new kind of community - based not on alikeness, or similar interest, but rather on the desire to live and learn from others and to be free to express themselves and their unique ideas.
Former Faculty Associates:
Professors Tom Luxon and Ivy Schweitzer: 2001-2006
Dean Martin Redman: 1999-2001
Professor Cleopatra Mathis: 1997-1999
Professors Leo Spitzer and Marianne Hirsch: 1996-1997