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This Friday and Saturday, visitors of the Black Family Visual Arts Center will be greeted by a maze of masking tape and musical equipment as they enter the atrium. What is usually a popular study space among students is undergoing a transformation into an audio-visual gallery in preparation for the DAX+ Digital Arts eXpo, a showcase featuring work by Dartmouth students, faculty and critically-acclaimed guest artists.
You have probably seen a lot more of jewelry designer Matt Rabito ’18 than you think. An installation of his latest work is currently on display at the Hopkins Center for the Arts beside the staircase that leads to the Donald Claflin Jewelry Studio, a place that has molded Rabito’s Dartmouth experience.
The weather cleared up just in time for the 2018 Dartmouth Powwow to take place on the Green, putting the celebration of Native American arts and culture front and center on campus. This year’s powwow brought a diverse array of Native American creativity to Hanover, representing singers, drummers, dancers and artisans from communities across the United States.
Anthropology professor Nadav Samin arrived at the College in 2014 to teach in the anthropology department. Since then, Samin has taught courses in anthropology, government, history and the Jewish studies program. Samin earned a doctorate in Near Eastern studies from Princeton University, as well as a masters degree in international economics and Middle Eastern studies from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. from New York University. Samin’s book “Of Sand or Soil: Genealogy and Tribal Belonging in Saudi Arabia” was a winner of a 2016 British-Kuwait Friendship Society prize. The work is an examination of the influence of traditional tribal affiliations on modern Saudi society.
This past December, the College concluded its annual Dartmouth United Way campaign, exceeding its goal of raising $275,500 for Granite United Way, a nonprofit organization that operates as a bridge between donors and smaller charities throughout the Upper Valley. The campaign, aimed at raising funds and awareness for service organizations across the state of New Hampshire and Windsor County, Vermont, ran from Oct. 11 to Dec. 15, 2016 and raised $300,224, said co-chair of the 2016 United Way steering committee and executive vice president of the College Rick Mills.
The College launched its annual Dartmouth United Way fundraiser on Oct. 11, a corporate campaign to raise money for non-profit groups across most of New Hampshire and Windsor Country, Vermont. This year, the campaign aims to raise $275,500 for Granite United Way.
The repeated theft and tearing-down of the Collis Center’s signs designating single-stall bathrooms as gender-inclusive has continued into the fall term, according to Sean Cann ’17 and Thuy Le ’17 and Kelsey Phares ’17, co-chairs of the Collis Governing Board. They brought the issue to public attention in a campus-wide email sent out on Sept. 30.
To finish his doctorate in education leadership at Clemson University this past June, Brian Joyce, the new director of the Office of Greek Life, authored a dissertation that examined how membership in traditionally white fraternities can shift notions of identity in minority students. This research has crystallized into Joyce’s aim to make the Greek system at Dartmouth more inclusive for those who have been marginalized.