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Dartmouth Named "Enduring Institution"

Booz Allen Hamilton has named Dartmouth one of the world's ten most enduring institutions of the 20th and 21st centuries. The agency, in collaboration with leading experts, evaluated institutions in five categories based upon the organizations' history of innovative capabilities, governance and leadership, information flow, culture and values, adaptive response, risk structure, and legitimacy. Dartmouth was joined by the University of Oxford in the academia category. The report noted that "[s]ince its inception, Dartmouth has set an example for many universities and colleges in America" and that the College "has been judicious in its planning during the late 20th century."

Other enduring institutions named in the recent report include the modern Olympic Games and the Rolling Stones (arts and entertainment); General Electric and Sony (business and commerce); the American Constitution and the International Telecommunication Union (government institutions); and the Salvation Army and the Rockefeller Foundation (nonprofit organizations).

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Last Updated: 5/30/08