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Safety Concerns Prompt Changes to Dartmouth Bonfire

Published: 10/3/2018 12:14:29 AM
Modified: 10/3/2018 12:15:19 AM

Hanover— An annual homecoming bonfire that draws thousands to Dartmouth College will be shorter, squatter and safer this year.

In June, the town of Hanover said it would not approve a permit for the three-story fire, citing the risk that the structure could collapse and cause injuries, as well as concerns about drunken and dangerous student behavior. The college created a working group to propose changes, which recently were approved by the town.

College officials said the bonfire set to be lit on Oct. 26 will be shorter by several feet. The tradition of first-year students running around the fire as many times as their class year — which in recent years was expanded to add 100 laps — will be discontinued, and any student who attempts to touch the fire will be disciplined.

— Wire report

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