The New Abnormal
As the eerie sounds of silence descended on campus in mid-March, photographer Rob Strong ’04 donned a mask to wander and capture images that conveyed a stark reality: The heart and soul of Dartmouth—its students—were not coming back for the spring term.
No games. No reunions. No Commencement. But plenty of Zooming. Unprecedented times have created a somber serenity on campus that may last at least through the summer. In these photos, the majestic grounds and facilities of Dartmouth seem to yearn for the human element—for students, professors, anyone—to return and bring back the vibrancy and vitality that make the College so meaningful to so many.