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Despite the Post-It note on my desk at work reminding me in bright pink marker “DAM content,” I’ve been a neglectful solicitor of class updates for this issue. The key outcome of that note was my boss’s boss coming by my desk and saying, “What did the content ever do to you?” My sincerest apologies.
In the time since I drafted the last edition of our Class Notes, news has come out that the Canoe Club will be closing. Students are forbidden from running more than one lap around the bonfire at Homecoming. Joseph Asch ’79, known for his commentary on the College through the website Dartblog, passed away at age 60. Dartmouth hired the first female Division I college football assistant coach. As they say, the only constant is change. Lest the old traditions fail.
On the note of traditions, in this issue we celebrate Dartmouth’s 250th anniversary. Since the celebration has been stretched to well over a year, it feels we will not be too out of line in doing a bit of reflection for the next issue. I received such wonderful thoughts from classmates when we used this space to share memories of time spent at the Moosilauke Ravine Lodge and I would love to hear from you again.
In the spirit of celebrating 250 years of the College on the Hill, please share with us a Dartmouth tradition you hold dear or a personal tradition with classmates that has endured since graduation.
In the meantime, as an update on our classmates, Marina Plesons and Amanda Zieselman have continued work on their global health nonprofit, Health Advocacy Innovations, founded while at Dartmouth. Recently they received a major grant from TB Reach, a project of the UN, to support their efforts to improve treatment for children with tuberculosis.
Two people have recently reached out to me about columns they have read here, and I am grateful to them for checking in on our class when they receive the alumni magazine. To both of you, and anyone who flips to our column, what are you up to? Please send your updates, thoughts, themes, or suggestions to email@example.com.
—Samantha Webster, 665 Washington St., Apt. 711, Boston, MA 02111; (484) 356-3678; firstname.lastname@example.org