Testimonial: Anonymous D150 ‘23

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Did you walk on to the lightweight rowing team?

No

What impact did rowing have on your Dartmouth experience?

I’m the son of a single mother with a father who passed away when I was 13. This is my family now. My father passed away suddenly from a heart attack. I woke up in the middle of the night to a call from a police detective in my town. To take my family away in a 15 minute zoom call is almost as bad. I don’t say that lightly. They took a family and community incomparable anywhere on campus.

What would be lost if Dartmouth eliminates the Lightweight Rowing Team?

The family and community aspect.