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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The new president of Dartmouth College says the school should consider actively branding itself as a place where experiential learning - or learning by doing - is a key part of the academic experience.

In his first major address to faculty in Hanover Monday night, President Phil Hanlon outlined his vision for Dartmouth's next decade and previewed his priorities, including offering more opportunities for students to develop wisdom through active, rather than passive learning. Hanlon said Dartmouth should consider requiring every student to complete an experiential learning project, such as composing and performing a creative work or starting a company or social venture.

Hanlon's priorities also include increasing the size of the faculty, expanding the engineering school and exploring the creation of a free-standing graduate school.

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