Dartmouth plans engineering school expansion
HANOVER (AP) — Dartmouth College has received a $25 million gift that it hopes will launch a significant expansion of its Thayer School of Engineering.
The donation is the largest in the engineering school's history and comes from Barry MacLean, a 1961 graduate. Fifteen million dollars will go toward the design and construction of a new engineering building, with $10 million being used as a challenge grant to create endowed professorships at Thayer.
The planned $200 million expansion follows a large increase in the number of students majoring in engineering in the last decade and a half. Officials hope to add faculty with a focus on the fields of energy, engineering in medicine and entrepreneurship.