Happy 110th Birthday, Dr. Seuss
February 28, 2014 by Chrissy Pearson, MALS '11
March 2 marks the 110th birthday of Theodor “Ted” Geisel, Class of 1925, known worldwide as the author and illustrator Dr. Seuss.
Ted Geisel, Class of 1925, at work in his studio. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Seuss Enterprises, LP)
One of the College’s most famous alumni, Geisel left a footprint that can be felt throughout campus—from the Dr. Seuss room in Baker-Berry Library, to the traditional meal of green eggs and ham served during Dartmouth Outing Club First-Year Trips.
In April 2012, Geisel’s lasting legacy at Dartmouth was marked by the renaming of the Dartmouth Medical School as The Audrey and Theodor Geisel School of Medicine in honor of Audrey and Theodor Geisel. Ted Geisel, who majored in English while an undergraduate at Dartmouth, died in 1991.
In honor of his birthday, here are a few Dr. Seuss stories from the Dartmouth Now archives: