Campus Confidential

Roof with a View
The newly renovated Anonymous Hall (formerly Dana) features a rooftop terrace with solar panels and a café.

Hop to It
Virtual programs made available by the Hopkins Center include classical music watch parties, live dance parties with DJs, and even a dance-off competition. 

Good Fellows
Professor of earth sciences Mukul Sharma and geology professor Frank Magilligan have been awarded Guggenheim fellowships. 

House Party
Former president of College Democrats Riley Gordon ’22 is running for the N.H. state rep position currently held by Garrett Muscatel ’20, who is not seeking reelection.

The Corona Factor
The development office has postponed its global summit events scheduled for April in Toronto, Canada, and August in Lima, Peru.

Hot House
A small fire that started in a bathroom at Phi Delta Alpha in February was quickly handled by local fire departments.

Show of Hands
Dartmouth Dining Services is looking into using biometric technology for students, who would swipe their hands, not cards, to enter dining halls. DDS director Jon Plodzik says it would be “a game changer.”

Ballot Rush
More than 1,000 people, mostly students, registered to vote at polls in Hanover during the N.H. primary February 11.

Bad News
Two varsity sports teams, two sororities, and three frats have been sanctioned for hazing and drinking violations during the last three years. 

Board Moves
Three alumni-nominated trustees—Susan Finegan ’85, Odette Harris ’91, and Gregg Lemkau ’91—and one charter trustee—Susan Huang ’84—were elected to the board in March.

New Partnership
The Andrew Mellon Foundation has awarded a $500,000 grant to Dartmouth Library and the Hood Museum, which will use it to bolster connections between them, faculty, students, and people of Native American and indigenous Arctic descent. 

This Ain’t No Disco
Hopes to hold Winter Carnival events inside a giant inflatable “snow dome” on the Green were thwarted when the vendor failed to deliver its 50-foot-diameter bubble. Problems with customs at the U.S.-Canada border forced a planned silent disco to relocate to the Top of the Hop.

Mountain King
The Skiway has a new director. Mark Adamczyk, former director of outdoor adventure at Winter Park Resort in Colorado, started in January.

Gone Too Soon
Executive associate athletic director Brian Austin died of cancer in January. He was 59.

New Light
Montgomery Fellow Zia Haider Rahman, author of In the Light of What We Know, spoke to English students on campus in February.

Missing Links
In a survey of students by The Dartmouth, 9.6 percent of respondents said they do not have stable internet connections for remote learning.

Portfolio

The Fuse Is Lit
An excerpt from “False Light” by Eric Dezenhall ’84
Visionary
Ophthalmologist Bonnie An Henderson ’89, DMS ’93, innovates for cataract patients.
The New Abnormal

Dartmouth responds to the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

Dhiraj Mukherjee ’91
Shazam’s cofounder on being a “wantrapreneur”

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