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Casque and Gauntlet (also known as C&G) is one of eight senior societies at Dartmouth College. C&G was founded in 1886 as the second senior society at Dartmouth, and continues to operate as of 2006. In 1893 the group moved to its current location at 1 South Main Street, a house built by Dr. Samuel Alden in 1823, and the society installed a rear addition designed by alumnus and Paterson, New Jersey architect Fred Wesley Wentworth in 1915. C&G membership is co-ed, exclusive and not secret. Dartmouth College is a private academic institution in Hanover, New Hampshire, in the United States. ... 1886 (MDCCCLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) // Events January 18 - Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1823 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The skyline of Paterson, New Jersey, showing the canyon of the Passaic River in the foreground. ... Architect at his drawing board, 1893 An architect is a person involved in the planning, designing and oversight of a buildings construction. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


Members of C&G pool nominations and discuss prospective tappees in an open forum. Tapping proceeds during "tapping weekend", which is semi-coordinated by the College.


Elements of the legend of King Arthur, particularly the Round Table of Camelot and Holy Grail, are central inspirations and symbols of the society. The president of each delegation is called "King Arthur", the vice president is "Merlin", and other members bear the names of knights (and sometimes ladies) from the legend. A bronze Arthur in plate armour with visor raised and with jousting shield wearing Kastenbrust armour (early 15c) by Peter Vischer. ... For other uses, see Round Table (disambiguation). ... In Christian mythology, the Holy Grail was the dish, plate, or cup used by Jesus at the Last Supper, said to possess miraculous powers. ...


Following Dartmouth's inception of coeducation in 1972, the class of 1979 delegation voted unanimously to nominate women for membership. The first six women members of C&G joined the class of 1980 delegation. This page refers to the year 1979. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ...


Notable members of past delegations include Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss), Nelson Rockefeller, David T. McLaughlin, James Nachtwey, and Robert Reich. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... David T. McLaughlin (March 16, 1932–August 25, 2004) was the 14th President of Dartmouth College, 1981–1987. ... James Nachtwey (1948 - ) is one of the most influential photojournalists and war photographers of the late 20th century. ... Robert Bernard Reich (born June 24, 1946) was the twenty-second United States Secretary of Labor, serving under President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1997. ...


References

  • Jonathan Good (April 2000). "‘King Arthur made new knights’: The Founding of Casque & Gauntlet". Dartmouth College Library Bulletin. Retrieved on 2006-11-29.
  • Kung, David. "Senior societies tap new members", The Dartmouth, 1996-02-20. Retrieved on 2006-11-21.
  • Rose, Jacqueline. "Castle on the corner unites knights in colorful tradition", The Dartmouth, 1996-04-09. Retrieved on 2006-11-29.

2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 29 is the 333rd (in leap years the 334th) day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 21 is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 29 is the 333rd (in leap years the 334th) day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ...

See also

This page contains detailed information on a number of student groups at Dartmouth College. ...

External links

  • Official site

 
 

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