• “Living on Mars is like being in college,” says Curiosity investigator Aileen Yingst ’91.
  • Brad Ausmus ’91 hopes to lead the Detroit Tigers back to the World Series. (Getty)
  • Tolkien scholar Matthew Dickerson ’85 is writing his own three-volume medieval fantasy novel.
  • “I always think of my jewelry as an experience,” says artist-in-residence Case Hathaway-Zepeda ’09. (John Sherman)
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“Living on Mars is like being in college,” says Curiosity investigator Aileen Yingst ’91.
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Still Trippin’

Alumni who graduate 50 years apart connect, naturally.
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One of the Boys

One of Dartmouth’s early female exchange students pledges a fraternity.
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Raised Voice

MSNBC shares an excerpt from the new memoir by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand ’88 (D-N.Y.).
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What’s Going on Here?

The spate of recent bad behavior by students—and subsequent bad publicity—has the College on the ropes. ​Jennifer Wulff returns to Hanover to find out what undergrads think about it all and if the campus climate can change.

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  • Flanking the southern edge of the Green, Dartmouth's pint-sized version of New York City's Lincoln Center turns 50 this year.
    Photo by John Sherman
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  • Jaffe-Friede is one of five galleries in the Hop.
    Photo by John Sherman
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  • Baker Tower is reflected in the vaulted windows of the Hopkins Center. Architect Wallace K. Harrison, a favorite of New York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller '30, later designed the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center.
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  • The view of Baker Library across the Green from the Top of the Hop in January 2012.
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  • The Hop's modern fireplace is a warm symbol of a bygone era.
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  • The Hop's dressing rooms feature the original 1962 light fixtures.
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  • The Hop's dressing rooms remain unchanged since the Mad Men era.
    Photo by John Sherman
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  • Costume shop staff estimate they have enough shoes, jackets and clothing to assemble 4,200 costumes of all sizes from a variety of periods.
    Photo by John Sherman
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  • A concrete pine plays the role of the Hopkins Center cornerstone.
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  • Students have long sought good luck by rubbing the nose of the Hop's first director, Warner Bentley. Some have taken to rubbing his left ear too, as evidenced by the bronze sheen.
    Photo by John Sherman
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  • When new costumes are needed dressmaker dummies are pressed into service. All new costumes are first created with muslin— the costume shop uses about 1/6 of a mile of the cloth each year.
    Photo by John Sherman
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  • Each term students produce three shows at the Bentley Theater, an intimate black-box space with 181 seats. When the theater is empty, a lights remains on a the center stage as part of a longstanding theater superstition—and as a matter of safety.
    Photo by John Sherman
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  • The Hopkins Center hosts more than 500 events annually, including receptions upstairs at the Top of the Hop.
    Photo by John Sherman
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  • Spaulding Auditorium screens more than 200 films a year and hosts scores of concerts for groups such as the Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra. With 900 seats it is the largest theater on campus.
    Photo by John Sherman
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  • A performer's-eye view of Spaulding Auditorium's modern decor.
    Photo by John Sherman
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  • Theatrical sets are built in the Hop's scene shop located near the Hinman boxes.
    Photo by John Sherman
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  • Each term two or three students make engagement rings in the Hop's jewelry studio.
    Photo by John Sherman
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  • The Hop's wood shop draws students in search of out-of-the-classroom creativity.
    Photo by John Sherman
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  • The Moore lobby's sofa is a favorite gathering space before shows.
    Photo by John Sherman
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  • The Moore lobby's sofa is a favorite gathering space before shows.
    Photo by John Sherman
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  • The Hopkins Center employs four full-time production staff and hires additional stagehands as needed.
    Photo by John Sherman
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  • More than 520 stages lights cast their glow at the Moore Theater.
    Photo by John Sherman
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  • The Hop's art studios will relocate to the new 105,000-square-foot Visual Arts Center, due to open in the fall of 2012.
    Photo by John Sherman
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  • In the era of smartphones, this old phone booth—one of two near the Hinman boxes —attracts few callers.
    Photo by John Sherman
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  • While students get fewer letters than in past years, the Hinman box area has had to expand to accommodate the thousands of packages students receive each term.
    Photo by John Sherman
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  • The Courtyard Cafe, adjacent to the Hop's box office, bustles with activity, serving customers from late morning until just after midnight every day.
    Photo by John Sherman
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  • With a 900-seat auditoriums, two theaters, a recital hall, studio space for artists, Alumni Hall, six galleries, a post office, a restaurant, and woodworking and jewelry studios, the Hopkins Center should remain a campus hub for years to come.
    Photo by John Sherman
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A photographic tribute to the cultural center of campus on its golden anniversary.

Flanking the southern edge of the Green, Dartmouth's pint-sized version of New York City's Lincoln Center turns 50 this year.
Photo by John Sherman
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