In consultation with his faculty advisory board, Professor Murphy has developed some proposals for optional curriculum programs for those Dartmouth students who seek greater structure and focus to their liberal arts education.  These proposals have not yet been adopted by Dartmouth College.

Sir, you may destroy this little institution; it is weak, it is in your hands! I know it is one of the lesser lights in the literary horizon of our country. You may put it out! But if you do so, you must carry through your work! You must extinguish, one after another, all those great lights of science which for more than a century have thrown their radience over our land! It is, Sir, as I have said, a small college. And yet there are those who love it! – Daniel Webster (1818)


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