Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Happy Holidays

The fall term ended a few weeks ago, and our Tri-Kap men have dispersed across the globe. Our brotherhood for generations has been considered diverse in every respect- socially, ethnically, geographically. And perhaps it comes across most clearly now, as you could travel to any continent, and any part of the United States, and be sure that a Brother is not far away.
Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, and Happy Holidays everyone!

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

New Executives Chosen

Yesterday the undergraduate brothers elected the President and Vice-President for Tri-Kap for the coming year, as well as an interim House Manager and an interim Programming Chair for winter term.

Harris Chung '07, a former Social Chair, was chosen to be President, and Adam Patinkin '07, a former House Manager, was selected as Vice-President.

In addition, Jason Danker '07 was elected to be the interim House Manager and Tomi Jun '08 was named the interim Programming Chair.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Lock-In Football Game

During this term's house "lock-in", we played a classic game of American-style football: pledges vs. bros.

The pledges took the field prepared for some serious combat....

...Bobby was lookin' good...

....A serious Defensive Line if I've ever seen one...

....And the action was fierce....

At the end of the day, the pledges had (unfortunately) taken the contest 9-6 in an upset of epic proportions. Oh well- just wait 'til they play the bros. in basketball...

Monday, November 14, 2005

Trustees Visit Tri-Kap

This past Friday night, many of us were startled from our weekend reverie by the sudden appearance in our basement of three Dartmouth College Trustees- T.J. Rodgers '70 (and his wife), Todd Zywicki '88, and our very own Tri-Kap Peter Robinson '79!

The Trustees hung out in the house for nearly two hours, mingled with the brotherhood, and took the time to talk with us about Dartmouth, its future, and life as a Trustee. If you have been following recent events at the College on the Hill, you might be aware that these three Trustees all won spots on the Board as petition candidates. All three are not only incredibly successful, they are also more than willing to pose the hard questions that in recent times have not been asked by the other more mainstream Trustees.

Already you can see changes afoot- and they are for the better. Suddenly Parkhurst is taking our opinions seriously. Suddenly Administrators are actually listening. And suddenly Trustees are showing up in the basement of 1 Webster Avenue.

You could see it in the resolutions adopted by the Trustees this past weekend. All three major Trustee moves were spurred on by student, not Administrative, activism. What a difference a year makes.

But not everything has changed up here at Dear Old Dartmouth- as Peter joyously told us upon his arrival, "the house hasn't changed one bit!"

To put it simply, we can't wait to welcome him home again.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Alumni News

Culled from the pages of the Dartmouth Alumni Magazine:

Tri-Kap Class of '47-

"Bill and Jean Hallager enjoyed an early 55th wedding anniversary celebration with their entire family at the end of July in Lincoln, New Hampshire."

Tri-Kap Class of '63-

"Head agent Bob Bysshe led '63s to a $295,897 fundraising total, a 13 percent increase over 2004 and 7.5 percent more than the 2005 goal. Bob, who splits his time between New Hampshire and Florida, lunched in Hanover with Josh Faiola '06, a pitcher whose recruitment was funded by our class. Bob and Beth also hosted a reception for football coach Buddy Teevens '79 at Harbour Ridge in Palm City, Florida."

Tri-Kap Class of '94-

"I also heard Greg Park was recognized as a rising star in the world of capital markets in Euroweek magazine's "Celebration of Excellence" issue. After holding a position as head of Asian securitization at Credit Suisse First Boston, Park became the head of securitization, ex-Japan division, at Calyon in July 2004. He currently resides in Admiralty, Hong Kong, with his wife, Carol Lee, who was kind enough to write in with the news."

Tri-Kap Class of 2001-

In answer to the question,of what would surprise his freshman year roommate most about how he is now living, Jeff Kinkaid (see picture) wrote:

"I've spent more money on artwork than dining this year."

That's all for now. Formal pictures to be posted soon.

Thanks go to Tri-Kap David Lindenbaum '08 for compiling this list based on the reports of Donald Page '47, Harry Zlokower '63, Suzie Fromer '94, and Amy Salomon '01.

Monday, November 07, 2005


Since we are the first "truly Dartmouth Fraternity", over the summer the '07's decided to hang a Dartmouth flag over our front door, where it now proudly waves.

And despite the fact that the Administration has hated on us over the years - from their first attempt to get rid of us in 1849 to attempts made at the end of WWII to the 1978 Epperson fiasco (a faculty vote to end Fraternities approved 77-2), the 1987 Wright Report, and the irrational 1999 Student Life Initiative (SLI) - we are still here and still proud to be Dartmouth through-and-through. Something tells me the adults in this community have more to learn about forgiveness than the students.

Here's to hoping that Peter Robinson '79, the only Tri-Kap on the Dartmouth Board of Trustees, keeps the haters in check.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Tri-Kap '87 in the "D"

Heard in the "D" about James Killmond '87...

"Killmond worked for [Supreme Court Justice nominee Samuel] Alito from 1999 to 2000 while the judge sat on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals...

While at Dartmouth, Killmond was an English major and a member of the Kappa Kappa Kappa fraternity. He joined the army and went to business school before graduating from Columbia Law School in 1999. Now an associate at Munger, Tolles & Olson in Los Angeles, Killmond says that he recommends the experience of clerking to anyone interested in the study of law."

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

The House at 1 Webster Ave.


In protest against the Shams of Aristocracy, the Tri-Kap Fraternity of Dartmouth College began its blog on Wednesday, the 26th of October, 2005, just after 4:00 AM, in a post by the House Manager/House Historian.

Over the coming weeks and months, we will provide an update of the life and times of our fraternity. It is an exciting epoch for us as we embark on many new adventures: dealing with the largest pledge class we have had in a generation, finding a viable solution to updating our physical plant, and sending off the next class of Tri-Kaps into the world as the Best in Dartmouth Brain and Brawn and Spirit.

Feel free to join us along the way. Welcome, and please enjoy.