Q&A with Mindy Kaling ’01

May 7, 2020 2:10am

Those familiar with comedy TV shows including “The Office” and “The Mindy Project” are aware that Mindy Kaling ’01 is a jack-of-all-trades in Hollywood. Throughout her career, she’s done it all — from writing and starring in her own TV series to producing projects that bring new stories to life. Her latest show, “Never Have I Ever,” is a coming-of-age romantic comedy centered around an Indian-American teenager named Devi. In an interview with The Dartmouth, Kaling discusses both “Never Have I Ever” and her visit to campus last term. 



Provost Helble hosts first “Community Conversation”

May 4, 2020 2:10am

On April 29, Provost Joseph Helble broadcast his first “Community Conversation” live on YouTube. The event is part of a weekly series of panel discussions and live Q&A sessions intended to provide updates on the College’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Professor Devin Balkcom holds a remote version of his computer science class. 


Professors try new techniques to engage students online

May 4, 2020 2:05am

To alleviate some of the challenges of remote learning, many professors have adapted their courses in an effort to keep their students engaged. In the process, some have found the online format an opportunity to implement new ideas — from extra TA support to class themes to visiting experts helping students with final projects.



Ed Winchester remembered for leadership and warmth

April 30, 2020 2:20am

A gifted storyteller, Olympic rower and leader, Ed Winchester was known for his endless optimism and good humor. Winchester, who served as executive director of marketing and communications at the Tuck School of Business, died from natural causes on April 22. He was 49.



“Pre-rush” introduces PNMs to Greek houses over Zoom

April 30, 2020 2:15am

During a normal spring term, Greek organizations across campus would open their houses to potential new members during “pre-rush” events designed to introduce them to the Greek system. This term, remote learning has required Greek houses to get creative with their offerings.



College works to solidify virtual commencement plans

April 30, 2020 2:10am

The commencement committee — a group of over 20 administrators charged with planning this year’s graduation ceremonies — is working to plan the virtual graduation event for the Class of 2020 on June 14. Both undergraduate and graduate degrees will be awarded at this ceremony, though an in-person celebration will be held in June 2021.

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Some students to work remotely this summer, others left jobless

April 28, 2020 2:20am

Dartmouth students depend on summer internships as sources of income, housing and work experience, often with the hopes of obtaining a return offer for post-graduation work. In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many in-person internships offered through the College and elsewhere have transitioned to remote opportunities, while other programs were shortened or canceled entirely.   



College undecided on federal stimulus funds

April 27, 2020 2:20am

The College has not applied for the $3,429,350 in emergency funding offered to Dartmouth through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act and “has not determined whether to do so” as of Saturday, according to College spokesperson Diana Lawrence.