henry copeland: Oh, no. Fewer kids from Ohio going to Dartmouth and Harvard. pllqt.it/6xqbS9Harvard University said it had a 2.1 percent drop in applications for the next school year, led by a 5.8 percent fall-off from the Midwest. Atlanta-based Emory University reported a 3.3 percent decrease from the region, while Dartmouth College, in Hanover, New Hampshire, attributed a 14 percent slide in total applications partly to a 20 percent drop from the Midwest. The decline at Dartmouth was the biggest in 21 years. Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, is projecting an 8 percent drop from the region and 11 percent overall.