Dartmouth University!!!! AHHHH!!!!

<p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060818/ap_on_re_us/college_rankings_1%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060818/ap_on_re_us/college_rankings_1&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Look at the rankings on the bottom of the page. If there is a Dartmouth alum working for the Associated Press, I'm sure he/she would consider resigning from their position and cursing their employer because of this major error.</p>


<p>Ah ha!</p>


<p>OMG! LOL</p>

<p>It is funny that we laugh at this though when most adults/teens wouldn't catch it.</p>

<p>i dont get it...whats wrong</p>

ooo...dartmouth college got it lol</p>

<p>It certainly shows how much the average, or even above average, person cares about or knows about colleges and rankings.</p>

<p>Well technically Dartmouth IS a university, as it offers grad school programs. A Yale report comparing ivy league campuses also referred to dartmouth as 'Dartmouth University'</p>


That's what I thought, too. I've seen it referred to as Dartmouth U and was confused at first, but I've since figured it out.</p>

<p>Well if you knew anything about the history of Dartmouth, you would know that referring to it as Dartmouth University, even if it is technically (and only technically) correct, is akin to slapping its mother.</p>

<p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dartmouth_College%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dartmouth_College&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>In 1819, Dartmouth College was the subject of the historic Dartmouth College case, in which the State of New Hampshire's 1816 attempt to amend the College's royal charter to make the school a public university was challenged. An institution called Dartmouth University occupied the college buildings and began operating in Hanover in 1817, though the College continued teaching classes in rented rooms nearby. Daniel Webster, an alumnus of the class of 1801, presented the College's case to the United States Supreme Court, which found the amendment of Dartmouth's charter to be an illegal impairment of a contract by the state and reversed New Hampshire's takeover of the College. Webster concluded his peroration with the famous and frequently-quoted words,
It is, Sir, as I have said, a small college. And yet there are those who love it.</p>

<p>However, my understanding is calling it university back then had to do with fighting over whether or not its course going forward would be as a public school vs a private school, not today's connotation of university vs college, which has to do with the existence of graduate programs.</p>

<p>Dartmouth College may well be a unversity, but its name damn well is Dartmouth COLLEGE!!! </p>

<li>Dartmouth '81</li>

<p>Amen to that OdysseyTigger!</p>