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"A flaw in the romantic imagination" is how Woody Allen defined nostalgia in "Midnight in Paris"w (2011). This week, we see an attempt to trump such quixotism with the premiere of the BBC's "Call the Midwife," a British export that premiered last night.
Daniel Barnz's new film presents the inspirational tale of two women insistent on repairing a damaged educational system and improving students' lives. "Won't Back Down" follows Jamie (Maggie Gyllenhaal) and Nona (Viola Davis), two mothers on their quest to reinvigorate their children's' failing inner-city school. However, a corrupt and uncompromising bureaucracy headed by the president of the teacher's union (Holly Hunter), and the school's principal (Bill Nunn) hinders their efforts. The film was inspired by the true circumstances surrounding the use of the parent trigger law in Los Angeles in 2010, with which parents could legally petition under-performing public schools to institute an administrative and staffing overhaul. Luke Katler
Comprised of three Dartmouth alumni and their longtime friend, the band Filligar will bring its dynamic and vibrant musical talents back to the Eastern Seaboard over the next month, coming off the heels of its California tour.
The "sLowlife" exhibit is the product of collaborative efforts by the United States Botanic Garden, the Chicago Botanic Garden and Indiana University biology professor Roger Hangarter. The multi-sensory exhibit aims to challenge our perceptions of the natural world around us. Montshire exhibit director Bob Raiselis said that people tend to think of plants as being stationary, when in fact most plants are in near constant though incredibly slow motion. Plants angle themselves differently according to the location of the nearest light source so as to maximize their exposure, according to Raiselis.
Phi Tau coeducational fraternity hosted a memorial service for member Stephanie Pignatiello '12, who died this summer, on Sunday afternoon at the Top of the Hop. A campus-wide email from the organization encouraged the College community to contribute photographs, poetry or other memorabilia for inclusion in a collage and to share stories aloud during the public service. Pignatiello committed suicide on in her off-campus home in Hanover on July 26.
The Hanover Inn, Six South Street Hotel, the Norwich Inn, the Trumbull House Bed and Breakfast, the Marriott in Lebanon and the Holiday Inn in White River Junction are among the hotels already sold out for the June 9 event, according to their websites and managers.
Renowned scientists introduced topics including dark energy and cancer treatments to attendees at the inaugural E. E. Just Symposium, which took place between Thursday and Saturday. The symposium activities brought 25 minority high school students and scientific experts together to discuss interdisciplinary scientific concepts, according to physics and astronomy professor and E. E. Just Program chair Stephon Alexander.