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Dartmouth College,

at Hanover, N.H.; coeducational; chartered 1769, opened 1770, the ninth colonial college (see Wheelock, EleazarWheelock, Eleazar
, 1711–79, American clergyman, founder of Dartmouth College, b. Windham, Conn., grad. Yale, 1733. He became (1735) the pastor of a Congregational church in the part of Lebanon, Conn., that is now Columbia.
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). Originally a men's college, Dartmouth began admitting women in 1972. The school is actually a small university and was so named for a short time in the 19th cent. (see Dartmouth College CaseDartmouth College Case,
decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1819. The legislature of New Hampshire, in 1816, without the consent of the college trustees, amended the charter of 1769 to make Dartmouth College public. The trustees brought suit.
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). It has a strong undergraduate liberal arts program and graduate schools of medicine (1797), engineering (1871), and business administration (1900).


See studies by R. F. Leavens and A. H. Lord (1965) and F. N. Stites (1972).

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