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Traditions, updates, and engagements in this issue of our Class Notes! Last issue I asked for contributions of Dartmouth traditions you hold dear or personal traditions with classmates that have endured since graduation.
Back in 2013 Adam Schneider attended lodge prom, which happens every year during Sophomore Summer at the Moosilauke Ravine Lodge. This October he attended the alumni version, known colloquially as “sketchy alumni lodge prom” as a continuation of a tradition in which lots of young alumni show up and celebrate.
Aditi Kirtikar and Alexandra Johnson have created a tradition of getting out of New York City for a fall foliage hike every year around the time of Dartmouth Homecoming.
We also have several exciting updates from classmates this issue.
Jordan Ann Craig is a Northern Cheyenne artist based in Oakland, California. As a painter and printmaker, she creates intricate patterns, peculiar geometries, and unique artist books. She draws inspiration from indigenous textiles and pottery, aboriginal paintings, and landscapes. Craig studied studio art and psychology at Dartmouth and graduated with high honors in 2015. After graduating Craig was invited back to Dartmouth’s studio art department as a special instructor for one academic year. She continues her art practice by participating in residency and fellowship programs, giving artist talks, and exhibiting her work nationally and internationally. In 2017 Craig was awarded the H. Allen Brook traveling fellowship to complete artist residencies in communal print shops across Europe. Moreover, she has done artist residencies at Kala Art Institute, Cork Printmakers, AGA Lab, Scuola Internazionale di Grafica Venezia, and the School for Advanced Research (SAR). As the 2018 Eric and Barbara Dobkin Fellow at SAR, Craig studied Southwestern Native American pottery, and produced 12 large paintings examining and re-contextualizing Pueblo pottery design. She has been recently interviewed by The Santa Fe New Mexican, SAR Now, and The Native America Calling Podcast. Her current artist residency brings her to London, where she is textile printing at East London Printmakers. (Read more about her on page 61.)
Nick Joung and Jill Corcoran got engaged December 14 on the water in the North End of Boston. “Currently living in San Francisco, we are so excited to spend the rest of our lives together!” they write. Matthew Ross and Laura Hechtman spent time skiing in New Hampshire during the winter holidays. Their trip included a stop in Hanover, where they got engaged at the spot where they shared their first kiss over Sophomore Summer.
Emily Leede and Marty Gatens started dating at Dartmouth and then spent time in New York City working and living with fellow Dartmouth graduates. They currently both live in Austin, Texas, where Marty attends law school and Emily attends medical school. The two had planned a Dartmouth reunion trip to Thailand with Anka Tezcan and Nish Ravichandran during which Marty proposed to Emily and she said yes!
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