A-Z Full List

by Lauren Davidson

A

• Annapolis Group
• American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment
• Africana studies
• ‘Aimed well’
• Archaeology Lab
• Africana Studies and endowed chair
• Adirondack Chairs
• Art, former house manager

B

• Benjamin Rush (or R for Rush)
• Bow tie
• Bioinformatics and endowed chair
• Bond Rating
• Biblio Café
• Birdhouse: remember this being the thing Bill himself said was his best idea

C

• Cafeteria trays
• Clarinet playing at football game

D

• Doc Durden’s Guide to Good Grammar
• Dickinson Dimensions
• Dining Services
• Drayer porch renovations
• Diversity/support for LGBTQ, et al
• D-Book

E

• Elke
• Endowed Chair for Archaeology

F

• Farm
• Fulbright
• First in America
• Fireside Chats
• Funny Glasses
• Facilities enhancement

G

• Germany
• Gates – as in the metal Dickinson College entrance signs

H

• High I
• Howard Hughes Medical Institute
• Handlebar

I

• Idea Fund: Handlebar, Peddler, Biodiesel
• Improved building identification

J

• John Dickinson’s Lion
• Johns Hopkins/CTY programs
• Japanese Relations (Durden’s experience with Keio University, and then the great lax event hosted here this past fall)
• John Dickinson Society

K

• Kaufman Hall/Crystal Factory
• KOVE/kosher food

L

• Lotte
• LEED certified buildings
• Limestone
• LGBTQ/support for diversity, et al
• Lion

• Managing Crises
• Mentor: to senior staff, campus community and most recently to Nancy Roseman through her transition
• Mycenae Excavation
• Mable the chicken: part of his leadership narrative
• Military, as in various academic and co-curricular connections with

N

• Climate Neutral by 2020
• Neuroscience program developed during his tenure

O

• Office Hours
• One College Project – LIS initiative with Banner

P

• Posse
• Pep Band
• Potato Chip Factory
• President’s Staff Forum
• President’s Commissions: on women, on diversity, etc.

Q

• Quiz Bowl – The Dickinson History event for first years, held during Orientation, emceed (to very entertaining effect) by Bill.
• Quarry: renovated during his tenure? Also received as a gift during his tenure

R

• Rush (or B for Benjamin)
• Recession (as in how Dson weathered the economic downturn)
• Reflect America
• Re-branding
• Rector Science Campus
• Road Diet
• ROTC
• Rose-Walters Prize
• Red Bikes

S

• Science (as in Rector Science Complex)
• Stellfox Prize
• Strategic Plan
• Security Studies
• Stern Center
• Sushi available in Underground

T

• Twitter: one of the first college presidents with a Twitter account
• Town Hall meetings
• Theta Chi
• Trees (Arbor Walk)
• Thankful (or some derivative)
• Tour de Force
• Think
• Trademark
• Tankard (Ben Rush’s)
• Trash on the Plaza
• Teachable Moment
• Thriving
• Traditions
• Transparency

U

• Unity Rally
• Underground

V

• Viesel
• Volunteerism, as in United Way Day of Caring and other efforts in the local community
• Vivacious
• Value
• Vegetables
• Visibility
• Volunteerism
• View from Old West

W

• WDCV, “The Bill Durden Show” 
• War College

X

• Xerox re: upgrades in the Print Center
• X factor: The independent variable which, when added to the Dickinson equation of “(s) great students + (fs) great faculty/staff + (a) great alumni = (dc) distinctive college”, made it work.
• Ped-Xing/crosswalks
• Xenophile
• X-treme
• Mr. X
• XC (the October 2008 women’s cross country championship)
• Xenodochial

Y

• Yoga: health & wellness initiative
• Yaounde, Cameroon

Z

• Zip Cars
• Zeitgeist: What has been the spirit or school of thought that has dominated Bill’s presidency?
• Zumba, as in developing our health & wellness initiative

See which 26 elements were selected in our The Durden Years: A-Z feature.

Published Apr. 11, 2013