Equestrian coach Sally Batton announced she’ll retire following the 2018-19 season. During her 29 years here she led the team to five Ivy championships and a 2014 trip to Nationals.
Dutch elm disease strikes again, taking another campus elm. A replacement tree will be planted on Crosby Street.
Dickey Center fellow Donald Steinberg, a former USAID administrator, taught a spring government class in which students produced a report on how the country of Wakanda might use its resources to help other nations. Wakanda is the fictional setting of Black Panther, the smash movie released last winter.
College Republicans brought gun rights and concealed-carry activist Antonia Okafor to campus for a talk in May.
A young bear strolled down Webster Avenue and spent some time up a tree near the Sigma Alpha Epsilon house during a mid-July weekend.
Jarett Berke, Tu’17, and his wife, Cailin, have purchased Lou’s Restaurant. “I love Lou’s exactly as it is,” he says.
Princess Layout won its second consecutive national ultimate Frisbee title. The women went 7-0 during the tournament.
Big Green Ballot
Baronet Harrington ’20, a Republican, and Garrett Muscatel ’20, a Democrat, are running for the Hanover district seat in the N.H. House of Representatives.
Dartmouth Dining Services eliminated plastic straws in favor of red-and-white-striped biodegradable paper straws. Some students complained the new tubes get soggy too quickly.
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow chastised U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar ’88 for attending his Dartmouth reunion during the border crisis over immigrant children.
Indy and Ally
Pedestrians spotted actors Harrison Ford and wife Calista Flockhart walking in Hanover in late June.
Made in America
Ken Burns offered a sneak peek of his newest series, Country Music, at Spaulding Auditorium in mid-July. Producer Julie Dunfey ’80 and writer-producer Dayton Duncan joined him for a post-screening discussion.
Sociology professor Kathryn Lively, who is also residential professor for South House, started as interim dean of the College in July.
Bilbo vs. Bluto
The Atlantic asked readers which fictional house they’d most like to live in. Animal House got only 8 percent of the vote. Tolkien’s Bag End won the poll.
Don’t Hold Your Breath
The College could be fated for an eruption. New seismic studies reveal a supervolcano is growing under New England. It might mark the beginning of the end for New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts—millions of years from now.
“Niceness” is now anadmissions criterion for Tuck applicants.