Annie Smith


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Studio art exhibit “Momentum” attracts viewers.

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Opening reception for “Momentum” attracts crowds

As a crowd of undergraduates, faculty and community members watch, an arctic fox curls its back and turns its head to look directly at its audience. With its white coat popping in sharp contrast to the dry, brown tundra on which it stands, the fox creates a transfixing image — one nearly powerful enough to transport viewers to the Arctic, where studio art professor Christina Seely’s expedition-based work has taken her.


Courtesy of the Hood Museum and Edward Burtynsky

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“Water Ways” flows into opening day

This weekend, Bianco’s idea — which was handed off to Amelia Kahl, coordinator of academic programming at the Hood, in the early stages — will come to fruition in “Water Ways: Tension and Flow,” a new exhibit at the museum that explores the relationship between water and human civilization and includes more than 20 works from around the globe. The exhibit, which primarily features 20th- and 21st-century photographs, also includes a video recording of the meditative, continuous surf off of the coast of Massachusetts and one object, a water jar with symbolic rain clouds from the Native American community of Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico. As expected from its title, the exhibition touches on a number of water-related themes, including the overuse of water sources, the destructive properties of flooding and the fishing industry.


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Youthful vibes color classics at Vaughan

Deep bass tones vibrated through Faulkner Recital Hall, paired with the strum of high guitar notes. This partnership was distinct, as both sounds came from the same instrument: music department senior lecturer David Newsam’s eight-string electric guitar.


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DHMC showcases local art

Though researchers are only beginning to understand the connection between art and stress reduction, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center has displayed artworks by local artists since the 1980s, when it was located in its previous Hitchcock Memorial Hospital facility.


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‘Robin Hood’ to tackle economic injustice

Two actors, 25 cardboard boxes and an audience bursting with imagination: these are the ingredients for a new spin on the classic tale of “The Adventures Robin Hood,” featuring the beloved outlaw who robbed from the rich to give to the poor.


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Artist Jesse Meyer to lead hands-on parchment making workshop

Feeling nostalgic for 2nd century B.C.? Wondering on what material the U.S. Constitution, Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights were written? Look no further than Baker Library’s Book Arts Workshop, where Jesse Meyer, founder of parchment making business Pergamena, will lead a hands-on parchment making event, “Skins to Draw On,” tomorrow.


2012 first-year survey released

More than 95 percent of students in the Class of 2016 identified getting good grades as “very important” to them upon arriving at the College, according to the 2012 New Student survey, released last week by the Office of Institutional Research.


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Sophomore auditions for New York production of 'Carmen'

Jordana Composto ’16 rushed into her audition, slightly late. She was suffering from a bout of laryngitis, and as she heard the voices of her competitors, she grew even more nervous. She had a shot at her dream: performing for the Amore Opera Company’s production of Georges Bizet’s world-famous opera “Carmen.”


Health survey data released

Anxiety and depression are the most commonly reported mental health problems at Dartmouth, according to the the Dartmouth Health Survey, published by the Office of Institutional Research earlier this week. While alcohol use was higher than national averages, drug usage at the College was lower than national reports.