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Horror is used to greatest effect in books and film, and Susan Hill's novel "The Woman in Black: A Ghost Story" is no exception. With this weekend's student production of "The Woman in Black" at the Moore Theater, this horror tale makes the jump to the stage with mixed results.
McMaster discussed his work on the Biennale and the importance of cross-cultural art exhibitions on Friday evening in Loew Auditorium for the seventh annual Dr. Allen W. Root Contemporary Art Distinguished Lecture.
The Dartmouth football team clinched its first winning Ivy League record since 2003 on Saturday, defeating Princeton University, 24-17, on senior day at Memorial Field. Co-captain Nick Schwieger '12 rushed for 157 yards and became the first Big Green running back to rush for over 3,000 yards in his career.
Dartmouth students often joke about Bait and Bullet as part of our rustic appeal - we're so woodsy that we hunt for our own food. For those of you who've never actually loaded your gun for a weekend trip, I bring you the authentic Bait and Bullet experience. This past weekend a group of Bait and Bullet hunters and I set off for the Second College Grant in search of deer. We left Friday evening, driving through snow that flew at our windshield so fast that it looked like we were going into hyperspace Star-Wars style. We traveled past St. Johnsbury into Vermont then veered east and north through Milan and Errol, finally arriving in Wentworth Location around 10pm in the deep darkness of the far north.
Lorraine Turner, the gatekeeper of the Grant, waved us through, and our vans bounced along the rugged roads of the Grant. Half of our group stayed in Peaks cabin, close to the entrance, while a few others and I journeyed on deeper into the Grant to Stoddard cabin, buried in the mountains. We settled in and after firing up the wood stove were in bed early, excited for the hunt ahead.
Armed and not very dangerous: Ben Rossman ’12, Jeff Perkins ’13, Jack Boger ’13, and Zac Koufakis ‘14We rose early and headed south to link up with alumni who were staying at the centrally located Sam’s Cabin. They would hunt Halfmoon Mountain in the east, while I headed farther north to hunt into the hills with Mark Lancaster, a club adviser and S&S officer. No one saw any deer, although there were several moose and bear sighting. I unfortunately saw neither although I enjoyed, as always, the chance to be alone in the Great North Woods.
Merrill Brook cabinThat night we gathered in Sam’s Cabin with the alumni, most of whom hailed from the ‘50s and ‘60s, and had a wonderful evening filled with tales from old Dartmouth and the days of yore in the Second College Grant. On Sunday my foursome headed up Round Mountain to see if we would have any better luck. We didn’t, but saw some beautiful vistas as we hiked up the old logging roads.
Ben Rossman ’12 and Jeff Perkins ’14 look up towards Round Mountain with Black Mountain in the distanceOn the way out, we took some time to pose for a few pictures before driving out of the Grant through the north gate, past Hellgate camp, and into the Atkinson and Gilmanton Academy Grant. We hiked up to Finnson’s Cliff, enjoying the expansive vistas down through the valley before beginning the long journey back home to Hanover, homework, and reality.
View from Finnson's Cliff
On Tuesday Dartmouth celebrated 50 years of unique partnership with the Peace Corps by hosting a panel of alums who served in the Peace Corps and screening a documentary featuring the relationship between the two institutions. The college has played a critical role in Peace Corps recruitment and volunteer language training, using the renowned Rassias method of learning.
Pete Kitlas '09, who did not attend the event as he was on his way home from serving in the Peace Corps in the Morocco at the time, saw Dartmouth as playing an important role in leading him to the Peace Corps after graduation.
“Dartmouth certainly had an impact on my decision to join. The people, academic atmosphere, and extra curricular activities [at Dartmouth] all support volunteerism and community values. These have been huge aspects of my Peace Corps life,” Kitlas said in an interview.
A panel of Dartmouth Alums who have served in the Peace Corps shared their experiences with students and other former Peace Corps volunteers in Loew Auditorium. The Panel included alums Shari Hubert ’92, Director of Recruitment; Kiva Wilson ’04, Diversity Outreach Specialist, volunteered in El Salvador; Henry Homeyer ’68, Mali Country Director, volunteered in Cameroon; Ellen Meyer Shorb ’78, volunteered in Honduras and Michelle Glassama ’01, volunteered in The Gambia.
Former volunteers encouraged students to join the Peace Corps, saying that their experiences were unforgettable and have informed most major decisions in their lives since.
“The Peace Corps taught me everything I know,” Glassama said. She now works with an AIDS program at a Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx, after falling in love with her work on HIV/AIDS as a Peace Corps volunteer in The Gambia.
Following the Panel, President Kim honored John Rassias and Charley “Doc” Dye ’52, Dean Emeritus of the Tucker Foundation. Both men played integral roles in developing language training and college recruitment for the Peace Corps in its early years, after President John F. Kennedy founded it in 1961.
“The Peace Corps, thanks to John Rassias, now knows how to teach languages,” Homeyer said.
Dye spoke about his involvement in the Peace Corps as a young dean at Dartmouth in the 1960s, and discussed how he was persuaded to serve two years in the Philippines with two young children and a pregnant wife in tow, as well as the mishaps and successes that ensued.
The event in Loew ended with a documentary made by Film and Media Studies Professor Jim Brown, featuring interviews with alumni volunteers and a brief history of the relationship between Dartmouth and the Peace Corps.
The consensus seemed to be, as Dye put it, that the Peace Corps has an “indelible impact on [volunteers] and their subsequent lives.”
Many of you may know Collis’ One Wheelock as a great place to get a free cup of coffee; however, this service could be shut down indefinitely. The cozy coffee joint has recently put up signs, warning both students and faculty that if they “take away mugs…[One Wheelock] will take away coffee." The signature mugs are off-white and sport the red One Wheelock logo. They're being stolen at a rate of six or more per week, according to Yan Fan '11, President of the Collis Governing Board.
When One Wheelock first opened in 2010, it had much nicer mugs. Due to theft, however, they’ve had to swap out these expensive, hand-made mugs for much cheaper, mass-produced ones. Yan Fan describes stories of “hordes of One Wheelock mugs being found in dormitories, off-campus housing and nearby Greek houses.”
The Collis Governing Board has been keeping a list of names of both individuals and Greek houses known to have mugs in their possession. One solution they’ve suggested is to invoice those who have been identified with mugs.
Though the CGB’s approach may seem harsh, or as some claim, “rude,” many students aren’t aware that One Wheelock is run separate from both Dartmouth and the rest of Collis. The governing board pays for the free coffee, mugs and the maintenance. If we aren’t careful, One Wheelock may take away coffee until a certain number of mugs are returned. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
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Engineering majors study an average of 19 hours a week, representing the most amount of work for any major, according to findings from the 2011 National Survey on Student Engagement report, which analyzed the study and work habits of more than 537,000 college students. Social sciences and business majors studied an average of 14 hours a week, the least of any major, according to the report. Teachers' expectations typically overestimated the time students study weekly by one to two hours, the report said. The study also found that 88 percent of students said they took notes in class, which was by far the most popular learning strategy. Only 70 percent of students reported that they seek extra help when struggling with class material. Students across all majors reported spending between 10 and 11 hours per week relaxing and socializing, according to the report.
My name is Fayston R. A. Townsend. I went to Beerfield Academy, a boarding school in western Massachusetts. Maybe you've heard of it. I'm a fourth-generation Dartmouth man. My father, Class of '76, is the reason Phi Tau is no longer an all-male fraternity. As for me, I'm a brother at Alpha Delta Chi, the sickest frat on campus.