Seen & Heard

A selection of must reads about Dartmouth alumni making news around the world.
Linda Behnken '84

Good Catch

Behnken, the director of the Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association, has received a $250,000 award from the Heinz Family Foundation in honor of her work to make commercial fishing sustainable in Alaska.

“I love the fact that when I was calling her to let her know about this, you know, we couldn’t connect for days because she was at sea fishing,” the president of the Heinz endowments told KCAW. “And I can tell you I haven’t encountered that before.” 

Stephanie Everett '19

On the Pandemic Stage

Vermont's Northern Stage theater is one of three venues in the country that the Actors' Equity Union has approved to resume indoor performances. The show that will go on at Northern Stage is "It's Fine, I'm Fine," by Stephanie Everett. 

Latria Graham '08

Braving Hostility

In Outside Magazine: "Two years ago, Latria Graham wrote an essay about the challenges of being Black in the outdoors. Countless readers reached out to her, asking for advice on how to stay safe in places where nonwhite people aren’t always welcome. She didn't write back, because she had no idea what to say. In the aftermath of a revolutionary spring and summer, she responds." 


Kaya Thomas '17

Loves to Code

Thomas, a senior software engineer for the Calm app, has also developed her own app called We Read Too. In an interview about her career, she tells Bustle that she didn't even know software engineering was an option when she first started college, and talks about how she stays inspired today by connecting with other Black women in coding.

Tracey Deer '00

Emerging Talent

“Tracey is an authentic, leading Indigenous voice globally and one the industry should watch closely," says Joana Vicente, one of the directors of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Deer will be debuting her first feature film, Beans, at this year's TIFF Tribute Awards, and will also be receiving the TIFF Emerging Talent Award.

Abbey (D’Agostino) Cooper ’14

Staying on Track

It’s been four years since NCAA champion Abbey D’Agostino, now Abbey Cooper, gained international acclaim for helping a fellow runner during a 5000-meter track race at the Rio Olympics. In an NBC Sports feature, both she and the other runner, New Zealand’s Nikki Hamblin, talked about how their careers have stalled and progressed since then. 

NBC Sports writes: 

In early 2017, Cooper returned to training six months after her post-Olympic surgery. But she didn’t race on the track until June 1, 2019, and was 14th in her comeback national championships that July.

William McDonough ’73

Circular Design

In an interview on Marketplace Morning Report, McDonough said that designing products for a “circular economy” can help address pollution and climate change. “What we’re saying is, materials and things, you can take them from nature,” McDonough said. “But when we’re finished with the use of it, we can start to imagine what its next use is and design it for its next use. And once you do that, then you want to design for next use. And that’s what’s so much fun. And then you end up with a circular economy. So it’s for intergenerational benefit.”

Solomon Rajput '14

“Unapologetically Progressive”

According to Michigan's All About Ann Arbor: "Although it was an agonizing decision for him, he’s taking time away from medical school to run for Michigan’s 12th congressional district seat, which is currently held by Rep. Debbie Dingell. He said he noticed she didn’t support the issues he, and many of those he knows, feel are most important." 



Alumni Books
New titles from Dartmouth writers (September/October 2020)
Words as Medicine
New doctor Gabriel Redel-Traub ’14 writes his way through the pandemic.
Game Changer

How coach Buddy Teevens '79 transformed the game of football forever.

Welton Chang ’05
On using technology to defend human rights

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