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Homecoming 2004

Festivities include a parade, a lecture, a poster session and of course a football game

Dartmouth's family reunion begins soon. From Friday, Oct. 29, through Sunday, Oct. 31, the green light will be on to welcome alumni back to campus for homecoming 2004.

Bonfire
The Class of 2007 celebrated Homecoming last year. The Class of 2008 Bonfire will begin at approximately 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29. (photo by Joe Mehling '69)

A full slate of events is planned, involving Dartmouth graduates, faculty members, students and administrators. The weekend's festivities begin with Junior Varsity Football vs. Harvard, followed by Women's Ice Hockey vs. Boston College.

From 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Hanover's streets will be filled with the sights and sounds of the Dartmouth Night Torchlight Parade. Official Dartmouth Night ceremonies will kick off on the steps of Dartmouth Hall at 8 p.m., followed by the Class of 2008 Bonfire on the Green. A special night for many, for Josh Marks it will be a milestone. This Dartmouth Night will be his 10th year paying bagpipes before the bonfire.

Football, festivities, friendship and lively intellectual fare are hallmarks of Homecoming weekend. Professor of English and Avalon Foundation Chair of the Humanities Don Pease will disclose the true source of some of Dr. Seuss's most beloved stories, in a Faculty Chalk Talk, the fourth in a series of five lectures scheduled to coincide with home football games. Previous speakers in this year's series included Lee Lynd, Professor of Engineering at the Thayer School; Ambassador Ken Yalowitz, Director of the Dickey Center; and Marysa Navarro, Professor of History and Chair of Latin American Studies. Sydney Finkelstein, Professor of Management at the Tuck School, will speak on Saturday, Nov. 13.

Undergraduate student research will be on display at the Top of the Hop on Saturday, Oct. 30, beginning at 10:30 a.m. The poster session, now in its second year, will showcase 20 in-depth undergraduate research projects reflecting work in the sciences, the humanities, the arts and interdisciplinary collaborations. The Big Green will square off against Harvard at 12:30 p.m. for the Homecoming football game.

A centennial of sorts, 2004 marks the 100th year since William Legge, sixth Earl of Dartmouth, visited his namesake campus. Here in 1904 to participate in a ceremony laying the cornerstone of the new Dartmouth Hall, he was welcomed by students who celebrated with a parade around the Green in his honor. The original building burned ealier that year.

Complete listing of Homecoming weekend events.

By LAUREL STAVIS

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Last Updated: 12/17/08