Campus Confidential

Keeping Score
The Wall Street Journal’s new college rankings list Dartmouth at No. 12. U.S. News & World Report placed the College at 13.

Experiential Teaching
Government professor Russ Muirhead won a N.H. House primary in September. With no Republican opposition, the Democrat is headed to the state capital in Concord. 

Bear-demic
Bear sightings soared in Hanover last spring and summer because of dry weather and more people at home generating more garbage.

Green on Green
Arborists planted two large maple trees on the Green in late June to replace two diseased trees they removed last year. 

Backstop Kudos
Catcher Ben Rice ’22 was named MVP of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League last summer. 

R.I.P.
Mink, the long-celebrated black bear that made headlines during the past several years in Hanover, died in August. A month later one of her cubs was struck and killed by a bus just outside of town.

Well Connected
The College’s $11-million wi-fi upgrade continued into the fall, with the addition of more and better access points across campus.

She Will Be Missed!
Alumni relations staffer Anita Brown worked at the College for nearly 50 years before she retired this fall. 

Honored
Prachee Avasthi, an associate professor of biochemistry and cell biology at the Geisel School, won the 2020 Women in Cell Biology Junior Award for Excellence in Research from the American Society for Cell Biology.

Kid Stuff
Hannah Margolis ’20 wrote and published a children’s book while she was stuck at home last spring. Classmate Emily Morin ’20 provided the illustrations for What Is a Virus?, which explains the coronavirus and how to stay healthy.

Art Al Fresco
A large cedar sculpture, Ursula von Rydingsvard’s Wide Babelki Bowl, has been installed outside Rollins Chapel. Other public works by Rydingsvard are on display at Microsoft headquarters in Washington and the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Coaches’ Corner
Barry Harwick ’77, director of track and field and cross-country programs, has retired after 28 years of coaching at Dartmouth. Morgan Illikainen ’15 is the new interim women’s hockey coach, replacing Laura Schuler.

Summer Heights
Eli Boardman ’22 spent Sophomore Summer this year taking courses online—and trekking up mountains on weekends.The Boulder, Colorado, native scaled all 36 Wyoming peaks above 13,000 feet in 45 days, setting several records in the process.

Gone Too Soon
Former environmental studies and writing professor Terry Osborne, 60, died in September following an extended illness. He taught at the College from 1986 to 2019.

Fit to Print?
A petition with nearly 1,000 signatories, including alumni, students, and faculty, calls on the College to end any ties with The Dartmouth Review and “hold student staffers accountable for their bigotry.”

Portfolio

Deep Trouble
In an excerpt from his new book, Kevin Peter Hand ’97 describes being stranded on the ocean’s floor.
Good Education
Former reporter Rebekah Rombom ’08 inspires HBO drama.
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