It’s your fault. All of you. You are the reason I struggle each month to fill up each column with my allotted 600 words. (Except for Suzy Struble, who keeps posting interesting info about our classmates on the class Facebook page.)
Interesting tidbits I have learned from Suzy Struble’s posts: Pete McBride has a documentary making the rounds called Chasing Water. He has been shooting photos for National Geographic.
Barry Cole co-produced a film that won the Audience Award for U.S. Documentaries at Sundance called Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory, about using music to help dementia patients.
Chris Fromm has joined with a group and set up a medical clinic to help provide care to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
Channeling my best Porky Pig imitation, “From the ‘th-th-th-th-th-that’s awesome’ ” file: Conductor Erik Ochsner has been named associate music director of Bugs Bunny at the Symphony. He will make his debut conducting the show with the Detroit Symphony in April 2014. After rave reviews for his Pixar in Concert performance with the Indianapolis Symphony, he will conduct that show in Krakow, Poland, celebrating International Children’s Day in May. He continues as founder and music director of the NY-based SONOS Chamber Orchestra.
Congratulations to Chris Grover, who was the head coach of the U.S. cross-country ski team at the Sochi Olympics!
A bit of ’93 class business: We were so lucky to have been at Dartmouth in the fall of 1989 with our very own brand new shiny Mac Classics. We were on the front end of the computer learning curve before many of our compatriots at other schools even knew what the horrors of the sad Mac face meant. As a result of our experiences in the wild west of Tetris and ripping the sides off the dot matrix paper, our class is funding a thesis award for the computer sciences department!
From Josh Hall ’14, one of three recipients that we are funding: “I just wanted to write and say thank you for the thesis award from the class of 1993! Specifically the award will be going to my digital fashion project, where we hope to produce interactive and responsive wearable technology from three different garments. Thus far these garments include a mechanical wedding dress, which can react when the bride kisses the groom, and a motorcycle jacket, which will automatically signal turns or stops based off of their GPS location and final destination. Lastly, we hope to create a musical skit, which will react to sound or audio currently around it. This project would not be possible without this reward.” Remember to pay your class dues so we can continue to fund great works with our thesis award. If you don’t treasurer Sara (Fried) Ehrlich and president Veree (Hawkins) Brown will send sad Mac faces to haunt you in your sleep!
To close up another column, Jalieh Shepard wrote to me via Facebook and was looking for folks who had done the economics department program in Budapest with her in the fall of 1991. Separately it had come up in conversation that I had actually never done an foreign study program (FSP) or a language study abroad (LSA) while at Dartmouth.
For next column I am asking you to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me where you went on your FSP or LSA and share your favorite (publishable) story from that time abroad.
—Beth Krakower, c/o CineMedia Promotions, 11500 Olympic Blvd., Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA 90064; email@example.com