• Innovative digital humanities professor and game designer Mary Flanagan takes the art of play—and social change—to a whole new level.
  • With his latest venture, tech startup veteran Naval Ravikant ’95 hopes to reshape the very industry that once burned him.
  • One of the Boys: Lynn Lobban, an early female exchange student, describes how she pledged a fraternity in 1968.
  • The annual Homecoming bonfire has come a long way since its crude origins in 1888.
Game Changer
Innovative digital humanities professor and game designer Mary Flanagan takes the art of play—and social change—to a whole new level.
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Seuss On the Loose

Where else but at the Seussian-named Battle of the Bulge would the future children’s author find himself accidentally lost behind German lines? An improbable tale of the places one can go.
Florian Jenkins working on the Tribes panel, 1972. Unknown photographer. Courtesy of the artist.
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“The Struggle Remains Relevant”

Muralist Florian Jenkins reflects on his campus visit 42 years ago to paint “The Life of Malcolm X.”
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Reality Show

Students shoot a documentary with film professor Jeffrey Ruoff.
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Off the Beaten Path

He ate with orangutans, bunked in a brothel, cozied up to camels and taught Indians the Twist. For Bill Roth ’62, every day was an adventure when he took a gap year to hitchhike around the world.
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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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  • The Shanghai Skyline
    In Shanghai, the first stop on my trip, I visited Anna Bladey ’14, who was volunteering for the Baobei Foundation, which works to get life-saving surgeries for orphans with severe birth defects.
    Photo by Emily Unger
    1/23
  • West Lake in Hangzhou
    Anna Bladey ’14 and I were promised a peaceful day while walking around the shores of this lake in Hangzhou.
    Photo by Emily Unger
    2/23
  • The Layers of Shanghai
    The view from Anna Bladey’s apartment in Pudong.
    Photo by Emily Unger
    3/23
  • An Elderly Man in Pahar Ganj
    The Pahar Ganj district in Old Delhi is where I spent my first night in India. I found the crowded streets to be intimidating, but I
    Photo by Emily Unger
    4/23
  • A School Bus in Pahar Ganj
    This is a bicycle-pulled school bus in the Pahar Ganj District. I feel that it represents the conditions many girls face in India: They have more opportunities now than ever before, but they’re still behind bars in many ways.
    Photo by Emily Unger
    5/23
  • Delhi’s Jama Masjid
    In Delhi I visited Sarah Alexander ’14, an intern at the Center for Science and Environment who is researching ways to make Delhi more accessible to pedestrians. This is the main mosque in Delhi, Jama Masjid. Sarah and I hadn’t realized we would need to t
    Photo by Emily Unger
    6/23
  • The Taj Mahal
    Visiting the Taj Mahal at sunrise was a magical experience. By getting up at the crack of dawn we avoided the crowds and heat and got to see the building in spectacular light.
    Photo by Emily Unger
    7/23
  • A Local Visiting the Taj
    It costs only 20 rupees or so (less than a dollar) to visit the Taj as a local, while tourists pay nearly 1,000 rupees. This means locals such as this man can enjoy the Taj frequently.
    Photo by Emily Unger
    8/23
  • The Eiffel Tower
    In France I visited Jina Choi ’13, an intern at the U.S. embassy in Paris. On one memorable night we spent hours watching the sunset over the Eiffel Tower.
    Photo by Emily Unger
    9/23
  • Gray Day in Paris
    A view of Paris from the Arc de Triomphe on a stormy day.
    Photo by Emily Unger
    10/23
  • Old Lyon
    After visiting Paris I traveled to Lyon, France, to visit students in a language study abroad (LSA) program. I stayed in a youth hostel in the old part of Lyon that involved walking up an incredibly steep hill. In the distance stands the sole skyscraper i
    Photo by Emily Unger
    11/23
  • Aiguille du Midi
    I’m a mountain person, and with two free days to myself in France, I hightailed it to the Alps. I spent one night in Chamonix and took a cable car up to the Aiguille du Midi, a spire of rock near the summit of Mont Blanc. I wished I’d had my skis!
    Photo by Emily Unger
    12/23
  • Drinking Chocolatada
    In Peru I visited Sam Streeter ’13 and Ruth McGovern ’12, who were volunteering for Sacred Valley Health, a small nongovernmental organization that delivers healthcare to the rural villages in the Sacred Valley near Cusco. Here an elderly woman sits drink
    Photo by Emily Unger
    13/23
  • A Peruvian Grandfather
    An elderly gentleman visits one of the clinics in Socma, Peru.
    Photo by Emily Unger
    14/23
  • Mothers of the Andes
    Andean women are made of rock. These mothers watched while Sacred Valley Health volunteers set up a mobile clinic in Socma, Peru.
    Photo by Emily Unger
    15/23
  • Sunset in Ollantaytambo, Peru
    Dozens of Incan and pre-Incan ruins surround Ollantaytambo. I hiked up to these ancient granaries to watch the sunset.
    Photo by Emily Unger
    16/23
  • View from Huayna Picchu
    Ruth McGovern ’12 enjoys the view of the ruins of Machu Picchu from above Huayna Picchu, a nearby mountain.
    Photo by Emily Unger
    17/23
  • The Stairway up Huayna Picchu
    The steep summit trail of Huayna Picchu.
    Photo by Emily Unger
    18/23
  • Machu Picchu
    The classic shot of the unbelievable ruins.
    Photo by Emily Unger
    19/23
  • Ollantaytambo’s Bull Fighting
    When I heard there was going to be a bull fight during the traditional festival of Choquekilka, I was a bit hesitant to go and watch, afraid of having to see an animal suffer. However, this was bull-fighting lite. It involved bringing a bull into the ring
    Photo by Emily Unger
    20/23
  • Sunrise over the Urubamba River
    The Ollantaytambo and Urubamba rivers at sunrise.
    Photo by Emily Unger
    21/23
  • Grazing Cattle at Sunrise
    On morning runs above Ollantaytambo, Streeter, McGovern and I would run though fields of golden grass reflecting the morning light. I was always jealous of the cows that spent all day up here.
    Photo by Emily Unger
    22/23
  • Local Horse Guide
    My last morning in Ollantaytambo, Peru. What a beautiful place to work. The peak in the background is Mount Veronica, standing at nearly 19,000 feet.
    Photo by Emily Unger
    23/23

A young alum treks more than 27,000 miles in seven weeks to check in with Dickey Center interns working in the field.

The Shanghai Skyline
In Shanghai, the first stop on my trip, I visited Anna Bladey ’14, who was volunteering for the Baobei Foundation, which works to get life-saving surgeries for orphans with severe birth defects.
Photo by Emily Unger
1/23
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