• Reunions 2013: The Classes of 1997, 1998, and 1999

    Wednesday, April 10, 2013
    News Type

The Classes of 1997, 1998, and 1999 celebrate their 15th Reunion this June. We took a look back at some facts and interesting developments during the academic year 1997–1998, during which all three classes were on campus.

In 1997–1998:


  • The new band Rusted Root played in Leede Arena
  • Some students campaigned for a new Dartmouth moose mascot
  • The football team went 10–0
  • Bob Gaudet ’81 was appointed head coach of men’s hockey
  • The new DASH card system was introduced
  • Seinfeld was the most popular show on television
  • President Bill Clinton was elected to a second term
  • Frode Eilertsen ’99 and Nahoko Kawakyu ’99 were elected Student Assembly president and vice president
  • Asian American studies classes were introduced
  • James Wright was appointed provost; Michael Mastanduno was appointed director of the Dickey Center
  • Ramuntos Pizza opened in West Lebanon
  • The statue of Robert Frost was erected near the Bartlett Tower
  • “The Dartmouth” ran a regular feature called “Surfing the Net: A Look at the Internet”
  • Top search engines were Yahoo, Altavista, Webcrawler, and Excite (Google was launched in 1998)
  • Blitzmail was commonplace
  • Dartmouth was first in the Ivy League for Yahoo!’s “America’s Most Wired Colleges”  list