Dartmouth Hall

One of the oldest and best known buildings on campus, Dartmouth Hall remains a place of transformative encounters. Dartmouth alumnae are leading the charge to support this vibrant intellectual hub of activity.

Dartmouth alumnae and widows of alumni are rallying to renovate this iconic building and support the vital role it plays in a Dartmouth liberal arts education. Dartmouth Hall is where the term Artificial Intelligence was coined in 1956, launching a field of computer science and subsequent philosophical debate. It housed the Great Issues Course, established by President John Sloan Dickey to promote international awareness and inspire critical thinking. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke there as part of this course in 1962, describing racism of the South and the burgeoning civil rights movement. Today, Dartmouth Hall is home to several foreign language departments and remains a place of transformative encounters.


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  • Dartmouth's Distinct Educational Model