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Five Montgomery Fellows to visit College

This term, five writers, artists and performers from around the world will receive the Montgomery Fellowship, a 40-year old program that brings distinguished figures to the College from both academic and non-academic fields.


Inaugural Allen House fellows (left to right) Nicholas Gladstone '17, Dania Torres '20 and Amanda Zhou '19, along with organizer Jose Burnes Garza '17.

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Allen House pilots mentorship program with Osher

Early last week, the pilot of the Allen House Professional Fellows Program announced their inaugural fellows: Nicholas Gladstone ’17, Dania Torres ’20 and Amanda Zhou ’19. The program, run by the Allen House residential community, connects Dartmouth students to mentors in the surrounding area through the College’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, an organization that provides educational programs for residents in the Upper Valley. The Osher mentors are members of the institute who had notable careers and are now retired in the Upper Valley area, program organizer Jose Burnes Garza ’17 said. The three mentors this year are Thomas Blinkhorn, who worked in international development at the World Bank, former New York Times correspondent Christopher Wren ’57 and Roland Kuchel, former U.S.


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Thayer engineers participate in NASA snow satellite project

Three Thayer School of Engineering members, professors Zoe Courville Th’08 and Christopher Polashenski ’07 Th’11 and engineering postdoctoral student Nicholas Wright have been collecting data for SnowEx, a NASA project that is undertaking the preliminary stages of developing a satellite that measures the depth and water content of snow. According to Courville, current remote snow measurement technology is able to measure the two-dimensional extent of a snowpack but not its depth.


CPD hosts first spring career fair

With students starting to think about their career paths for this coming summer and the terms to follow, the Center for Professional Development will host its first spring employer connections fair today from noon to 4 p.m.


Greek councils elect new leadership

The Greek Leadership Council announced its new executive council members on Feb. 13. The Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Council released their lists of new officers in early March.


Q&A with biology professor Kevin Peterson

Professor of biological sciences Kevin Peterson is currently researching microRNAs — a form of non-coding RNA that is involved in regulating gene expressions — and their role in the macroevolution of metazoan body plans.


Coalition created to support Upper Valley refugees

Two Dartmouth students, Veselin Nanov ’20 and Kasia Kready ’17, recently founded the Upper Valley Coalition for Immigrants and Refugees as an action group with the aim of supporting immigrants and refugees both in the Upper Valley community and abroad.


Winter Carnival introduces new events

This year’s Winter Carnival, called “Dartmouth College of Icecraft and Blizzardry: A Magical Winter Carnival,” is packed with Harry Potter-themed events. In addition to the traditional events such as the polar bear plunge, the human dogsled race, the ice sculpture contest and the 99-cent ski day, this year will also feature some new additions.