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September-October 2020

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In an excerpt from his new book, Kevin Peter Hand ’97 describes being stranded on the ocean’s floor.
New titles from Dartmouth writers (September/October 2020)


Controversial weathervane comes down for good.
New hockey coach comes from the NHL.

Continuing Ed

On using technology to defend human rights


Federal prosecutor Tom Shakeshaft ’89 helped take down one of the world’s most notorious drug lords. Now he’s fighting to recover from the aftermath.
For astrobiologist Kevin Peter Hand ’97, the search for extraterrestrial life begins under the ice on planet Earth.
Sometimes the best escape from the world is to drive right into it.
“It is our duty to be thoughtful about what we put out into the world,” says children’s book author Minh Lê ’01.
Keith Moskow ’83 inspires unconventional architecture through his Studio North workshops.
How to Protect the Legitimacy of the 2020 Election
My teenage brother was killed by a cop. Thirty years later, the pain remains.
Students call for change across the country.


Readers write, react, and respond. (September/October 2020)

Look Who’s Talking

Professor of history and special advisor to the president

Personal History

A cartoonist meets his muse—and is inspired to new “upwardses and onwardses.”

Voices in the Wilderness

Documentary streamer Clint Stinchcomb ’89 grows with stay-at-home audience.
New thriller by Brad Parks ’96 is set in Hanover.
Liz Tunick Cedar ’05 is the Smithsonian’s cultural ambassador.
New doctor Gabriel Redel-Traub ’14 writes his way through the pandemic.

Web Extras

A medieval map and the undoing of John Ledyard
These are the highest honors in college and university magazine publishing.
Birdcall contest is something to crow about.
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Shared Experiences
Excerpts from “Why Black Men Nod at Each Other,” by Bill Raynor ’74
One of a Kind
Author Lynn Lobban ’69 confronts painful past.
Going the Distance

How Abbey D’Agostino ’14 became one of the most prolific athletes in Dartmouth history. 

Joseph Campbell, Class of 1925
The author (1904-1987) on mythology and bliss

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