Seen & Heard

A selection of must reads about Dartmouth alumni making news around the world.
India Wood '88

Trailblazer

“I wanted to do a big hike, but the idea of doing an established trail didn’t appeal to me,” Wood told Backpacker magazine, which reports:

Three years ago, Wood walked up to a three-dimensional relief map of Colorado on that wall and pinned some red yarn diagonally across the state, from its southeast corner to its northwest. The land that string touched spanned nearly every biome Colorado had to offer, from high plains to foothills to alpine terrain. Her plan was to walk that line more-or-less.

Bianca Smith '12

Go Sox

"The Red Sox are breaking new ground, hiring Bianca Smith as a minor league coach. She will be the first Black woman to serve as a professional baseball coach in the history of Major League Baseball," according to the Boston Globe.

Smith was on the softball team at Dartmouth. After graduation, she directed baseball operations at Case Western Reserve University for four years, then spent a year as an assistant coach at the University of Dallas.

Todd Mitchell '93

Protect & Conserve

The Swinomish Tribe has a particularly innovative strategy to conserve the environment in the face of climate change on its reservation, according to the Washington Post:

Gordy Quist '02 and Trevor Nealon '02

Comfort Rock

Former Big Green football players are members of the Band of Heathens, with a new album out now. Rolling Stone calls it “a warm, enveloping album with a positive message of understanding and compassion that’s just right for the times — call it 'comfort rock.' ”

Allie Young '13

Saddle Up

Arizona voted for Joe Biden in this month's presidential election, and analysts are crediting increased turnout among Native American citizens for turning the state blue. Young, a member of the Navajo Nation, was a key leader in mobilizing voters through her "Ride to the Polls" effort. She led groups of voters to polling stations on horseback on election day.

Dan Lewis '88

Outdoor Ed

Lewis was a member of the Dartmouth Outing Club as an undergraduate, then went on to be an Outward Bound instructor before becoming an English teacher at Lincoln-Sudbury High School. The Boston Globe writes that Lewis has been "co-leader of the Lincoln-Sudbury Outing Club for the better part of a decade." 

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Alumni Books
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On the Dot
Engineer Hilary Johnson ’15, Th’15, builds a better Braille label maker.
Some Like It Hot

Five firefighting alums explain what it’s like to be in the heat of the moment.

Odette Harris ’91
A neurosurgeon on being a disruptor

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