Re: “prospies”: It would be interesting to know how the people accepted into the new Class stand historically in terms of average SAT scores. The D article linked below says they are an improvement over the Class of 2005, but to an oldtimer like myself that’s not that useful a measuring stick. If the objective quality of Dartmouth applicants has plateaued, or dropped, following the changes to Dartmouth made in the name of increasing its intellectual heft, then that is an significant setback for the current administration.

If anyone has these facts handy, please post them or send me an e-mail.