Editor's Note

by Maya Poddar and Sara McGahan | 2/5/15 10:01pm

This issue began on a four-way Skype call coordinated between four time zones and three continents. Say that three times fast.

Maya was drinking wine in Paris, Sara was hiking with her family in Chile, Katie was at home Boston and Charlie was lounging in bed.

The Skype call was marred by Chile’s sporadic Internet connection, Maya’s disorderly friends and a 30-minute interruption from Charlie’s mother — despite all of this, we managed to keep our focus.

Even though we started the storyboard while on vacation, we talked about school. Academics are why we are all at Dartmouth. They are what bring students and faculty together, and connects the Dartmouth community. For this issue, we decided to explore aspects of academic life that bind students, professors and departments together.

Winter Carnival is a celebration of the Dartmouth community, and though academics may the farthest thing from your mind on this snowy weekend, we hope you enjoy this issue as much as we enjoyed putting it together.

 

Here are the stories:

http://thedartmouth.com/2015/02/06/liberal-arts-education-provides-students-with-skills-applicable-beyond-professional-pursuits/

http://thedartmouth.com/2015/02/06/students-identities-affect-classroom-dynamics/

http://thedartmouth.com/2015/02/06/research-thrives-among-undergraduates/

http://thedartmouth.com/2015/02/06/113436/

http://thedartmouth.com/2015/02/06/dartmouth-markets-itself-to-prospective-students-in-various-ways/

http://thedartmouth.com/2015/02/06/mals-program-emphasizes-liberal-arts/

http://thedartmouth.com/2015/02/06/research-thrives-among-undergraduates-2/

http://thedartmouth.com/2015/02/06/college-sees-steady-grade-inflation-over-decades/

http://thedartmouth.com/2015/02/06/campus-responds-to-academic-dishonesty/

http://thedartmouth.com/2015/02/06/collaboration-thrives-among-faculty/

http://thedartmouth.com/2015/02/06/graduate-students-have-mixed-experiences-at-the-college/