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When alumni come back to Dartmouth for Homecoming, they may be surprised the number of changes that have occurred at the College and in Hanover. They may be astounded by the construction of the Life Sciences Center, the addition of Skinny Pancake in downtown Hanover, the derecognition of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, or the changes in the bonfire tradition within the past year.
Dance and theater have spanned across multiple cultures, and their use as forms of expression has pervaded history. Whether it be a vivid tale of the Second Liberian Civil War turned alive by the Dartmouth Theatre Department or dances showing off the Soyeya African Dance Troupe’s pride in their heritage, movement has a unique way of expressing emotion and serving as a method of communication.
Ninety percent of Dartmouth students begin their four years bundled with a group of their soon-to-be classmates, camping in the woods, hiking amidst pleasant conversations, trying their hand at canoeing or making pizza at the Organic Farm. During Dartmouth Outing Club First-Year Trips, students engage in their first interactions and form their first relationships of their time at Dartmouth.
Every September, over 1,000 first-year students come to Dartmouth. For many, the College provides an outlet to experience new things. For others, it provides a place to meet people from all different backgrounds. For some, it creates the perfect environment to foster a romantic relationship.
In a world infatuated with photoshopped supermodels and airbrushed celebrities, many struggle with coming to terms with their own sense of beauty and style. But how has the Dartmouth culture shaped the ways in which different people express their beauty and style while at Dartmouth?
After a high school trip to Embassy Row in Washington, D.C., Allison Gelman ’18 said she wanted to study international relations and make an impact on the world. On her way to doing so, Gelman was recently named a James C. Gaither Junior Fellow by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Zaneta M. Thayer ’08 returned to Dartmouth in 2016 after eight years to teach as an assistant professor in Dartmouth’s anthropology department. After graduation, Thayer pursued a Ph.D. in biological anthropology as a presidential fellow at Northwestern University and worked as an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Colorado, Denver from 2014-2016. At Dartmouth, Thayer conducts research in biological anthropology. Her studies examine how early life and prenatal environmental experiences influence biology and health across one’s lifespan.
The Center for Social Impact recently appointed interim director Tracy Dustin-Eichler as its full-time director. Dustin-Eichler has been the interim director of the center since July and was previously the center’s assistant director.
“I think people should try to take advantages of courses … that are kind of project-focused and hands-on” Michael Harteveldt ’19, a government and Chinese major, said.
The Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce announced three new members to its Board of Directors for 2018. The new members are Richard Lemay, vice president and branch manager of Mascoma Savings Bank; Michael Scheller, business team leader for mechanized plasma systems at Hypertherm, a local plasma, laser and water jet manufacturer; and Jennifer Poljacik, chief executive officer of the River Valley Club, a local fitness center.