Campus Confidential

Nixed
All winter term off-campus programs have been canceled due to Covid-19.

Back to the Big Screen
The Nugget Theater reopened on July 10.

Lives They Live
A new Instagram account, @blackatdartmouth, allows Black members of the Dartmouth community to share stories anonymously. 

Voting Patterns
Dartmouth students normally make up roughly 30 percent of Hanover voters. But not this fall, when fewer students will be on campus. “I believe this will have an observable impact on our electorate,” says town clerk Betsy McClain.

Bad Apples
Violations of the academic honor principle held steady during the spring term, not that faculty are looking hard for offenders. “The only ones who are likely to be caught are the ones who are not doing it well,” says earth sciences prof Robert Hawley. 

All Stars
Defensive back Isiah Swann ’20 and track star Cha’Mia Rothwell ’20 were named Dartmouth College Athletes of the Year. 

Behind the Curtain
Dean of admissions and financial aid Lee Coffin is hosting a new podcast aimed at high-school juniors. The Search features advice and commentary on navigating the college admissions process.

Benjamin Departs
Dickey Center Director Daniel Benjamin has taken a new position as president of the American Academy in Berlin. Christianne Hardy has been named interim head of the center.

Smart Money
The National Science Foundation chose Dartmouth to lead a $10-million research program that will explore security and privacy issues in homes that use smart technology. Computer science prof David Kotz ’86 will serve as lead principal investigator.

After Langston Hughes
English professor Joshua Bennett’s powerful 2018 poem “America Will Be” was published on Popdust.com as part of its “22 Revolutionary Poems by Black Poets.”

Policy Pause
The College has dropped its SAT/ACT requirements for applicants to the class of 2025 because of the difficulty so many prospective students face in accessing a test site. 

Bite the Dust
Hanover restaurants Skinny Pancake, Salt Hill Pub, Swirl & Pearl, and Noodle Station have all closed for business. 

Gone Too Soon
The namesake of the Lorna C. Hill ’73 Graduation and Awards Celebration for graduating seniors who identify as part of the Black community died recently following a battle with cancer.

Demands For Change
Black faculty and alumni have separately expressed concerns to Dartmouth leadership about the need for more Black faculty and staff. An open letter from faculty points out the College has had only three nonwhite senior academic officers and five non-white department chairs during the past 40 years. 

Just Announced
In September DAM contributing editor Jake Tapper ’91 will join the Hopkins Center’s opening fall program. He’ll participate in a Zoom session about The Outpost, the recent movie based on his 2013 book. 

 

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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