Campus Confidential

  

Good Thinking
Starting this fall students, faculty, and staff get free access to Headspace, a popular app for mindfulness and meditation.

  

Felled Giant
A large elm tree, believed to be more than 100 years old and located near Russell Sage dorm, was taken down because of rot and Dutch elm disease.

  

Finish Line
Men’s cross-country coach Justin Wood quit—on the day training was to start. College officials provided no explanation.

  

Extremes Meet
Associate professor of government Sean Westwood has launched the polarization research lab to study the nation’s growing political animosity. “Our goal is to improve the state of American democracy,” he says.  

  

Golden Girl
Women’s lacrosse head coach Alex Frank served as an assistant coach for the gold-medal-winning Team USA at the women’s world championships in July. (Amy Shohet ’23 played for Israel, and Michelle Yu ’21 played for Hong Kong.)

 

At Last!
U.C. Berkeley journalism dean Geeta Anand ’89 gave the keynote address at the long-delayed class of 2020 Commencement on campus in August. 

  

Going to Pot
Engineering students are studying the potential for energy efficiency in the cannabis industry thanks to a partnership with the Sustainable Cannabis Coalition.

   

Survival Story
Film and media studies prof Jeffrey Ruoff wrote an essay for The Atlantic about how he survived years of “soul-eating depression.”

  

Encore, Please!
Walter Cunningham, longtime artistic director of the Dartmouth Gospel Choir and the man behind the College’s 14 years of Dartmouth Idol contests, has retired.

   

Just Published
History professor Matthew Delmont’s new book, Half American: The Epic Story of African Americans Fighting World War II at Home and Abroad, arrived in October.

  

Summer Abroad
Two dozen Mandela Washington fellows spent two weeks on campus as part of the annual Young African Leadership program held by the John Sloan Dickey Center. 

 

Gone Too Soon
Deborah Nichols, the anthropology department’s first female tenured professor, died in July. She was 70.

 

Big Visit
President Phil Hanlon ’77 and other higher ed presidents spoke with VP Kamala Harris and education sec Miguel Cardona in early August about the consequences of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision on abortion.

 

Art Crime
Unpleasant red graffiti appeared on the doors of Sanborn Library and the sidewalk near Baker-Berry Library this summer. 

 

Thawsome
Outing Club students are replacing the foundation of John Rand Cabin near Moosilauke Ravine Lodge. Frost damage forced its closure in 2018.

  

known unknown
Anonymous Hall, created by Leers Weinzapfel Associates, was named one of the best sustainable designs of 2022 by Fast Company. 

Portfolio

Alumni Books
New titles from Dartmouth writers (November/December 2023)
Fresh Takes
Blogger Ray Padgett ’09 covers the covers.
The Secret Life of the Brain

Michael Gazzaniga ’61 divulges the inner workings of the human mind. 

Gail Koziara Boudreaux ’82
A CEO on the state of the nation’s healthcare

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