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College Housing Revamp Planned


College Housing Revamp Planned


This article reports on the decision made by Dartmouth administrators to designate Cutter Hall as an “experiment in the Afro-American area” in the spring of 1970, upon the request of the Afro-American Society and the Committee on Equal Opportunity. Cutter Hall was initially used as a residential unit for Dartmouth students interested in international affairs, but was transformed into a residential space for 35 Black students including “freshmen in urgent need of special counseling, undergraduate tutors... [and] students who plan to take Black Studies courses.” In addition to serving as a residential hall, Cutter Hall would replace Lord House as the “social and cultural center for black students and provide office space for the Afro-American Society” beginning in Fall 1970.

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Valley News

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Lebanon, NH


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Valley News

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Valley News, “College Housing Revamp Planned.” Apr. 2, 1970. Lebanon, NH: Valley News, 1970. Black Students and Alumni Vertical File, Rauner Special Collections Library.

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