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Fairbrothers’s Tuck departure prompts petition, backlash
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Series’s final event addresses FSPs
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About 30 people discussed current and future global experiences at the College and abroad at yesterday’s “Moving Dartmouth Forward” conversations. Topics covered at the session, the last in the series, included new foreign study programs in Ghana and South Africa. Seven students attended the two sessions.
Associate dean of the faculty for international and interdisciplinary studies Lynn Higgins and associate provost for international initiatives and interim vice provost Lindsay Whaley asked the audience how the College could improve current offcampus programs and how to “internationalize” Dartmouth. These initiatives will receive direct support from the President’s Ofﬁce, Higgins
said. “The president has given a lot of international support to international activities,” she said in an interview. “We are not going to have a radical change among foreign study programs. However, we will deﬁnitely see an increase in the diversity of programs.” Higgins said FSPs have been popular among the student body, noting that around SHARON CHO/THE DARTMOUTH STAFF
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Gregg Fairbrothers ’76, the Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network’s founding director who teaches at the Tuck School of Business, will ofﬁcially leave Tuck June 30. Students, alumni and faculty have rallied as news spread, circulating a petition that garnered over 270 signatures as of press time to keep Fairbrothers at Dartmouth. Fairbrothers, who has taught at Tuck since 2004, wrote in an email that the Ofﬁce of Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer notiﬁed him on April 28 that it would eliminate his position as Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network director.
Engineering professor Mark Borsuk and the Dartmouth Toxic Metals Superfund Research Program received a $93,000 grant from the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services to explore the reasons many state residents who obtain their water from private wells do not test for arsenic.
Geisel School of Medicine professor Bruce Stanton , a member of the research program, said the program has just received an additional $13 million grant to further its work. About 40 percent of the state’s 1.3 million residents obtain their drinking water from private wells, which do not require regulation, and around 20 percent of these wells have arsenic levels higher than the Environ-
mental Protection Agency’s safety standard . The program investigates how hazardous substances, like arsenic and mercury, impact human health. The study hypothesizes that renters and new state residents are less likely to test their water because they are less likely to know about the risks of arsenic exposure, or may have a lack of knowledge about what to do if arsenic is found.
Around 4,000 postcards will be sent to households across the state over the next week, and any private well user may participate in an online survey. Borsuk said areas with the highest levels of arsenic exposure, including counties in the southern part of the state, have geographic features that make exposure more likely, such as aquifers close to bedrock. Some wells in these areas have reported
arsenic concentrations as high as 300 parts per billion. The EPA standard safety level for arsenic in drinking water is 10 parts per billion , Stanton said, and even this low amount can have adverse health effects. Courtney Carignan, a postdoctoral researcher in epidemiology, said Dartmouth uses a public water system that regulates arsenic SEE WELLS PAGE 2
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DAily debriefing May 9, 10:02 a.m., Hitchcock Hall: Safety and Security officers received a complaint that someone had written vulgar language on a student’s door in Hitchcock. The student had previously filed reports this term about urination and drawings on her door. There are no suspects at this time. May 10, 8:19 a.m., Robinson Hall: A Safety and Security officer responded to a motor vehicle accident on Cemetery Lane, next to Robinson Hall. The accident was documented, and there were no reported injuries. May 10, 11:29 a.m., Class of 1953 Commons: A Class of 1953 Commons employee requested assistance from the College infirmary for a cut he sustained at work. The employee was transported by Safety and Security officers to Dick’s House for treatment. Later, he was transported back to ’53 Commons. May 11, 1:34 a.m., Cohen Hall: Hanover Police Department asked a Safety and Security officer to check on a female, who was found to be intoxicated. She was transported to Dick’s House where she was evaluated and admitted. May 11, 2:37 a.m.: A Hanover Police officer observed a member of the Class of 2015 littering and later found out he had been drinking. The student was given a summons for underage possession by consumption. A Safety and Security officer transported him to Dick’s House, where he spent the night due to his level of intoxication. May 11, 12:28 a.m., Field Road: Communications received a call from Lebanon Police Department about a 911 hang-up. The number came from a Vermont cell tower. Lebanon Police Department and Safety and Security officers responded to Field Road, where the corresponding address was located. No one was home and a neighbor told the Lebanon Police Department that the previous resident had moved out around a week before. May 12, 2:21 a.m., Collis Center: Safety and Security officers and the Hanover Fire Department ambulance responded to Collis for a report of a Dartmouth Dining Services employee having fallen down the stairs. He was transported to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center by ambulance. He was conscious and alert, and his injuries did not appear to be serious.
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Study looks at arsenic in private wells FROM WELLS PAGE 1
levels. A recent study showed that exposure to arsenic at five parts per billion resulted in a diminished IQ score of about five points in children and infants, Stanton said. His own research, which focuses on arsenic’s effect on immune response, indicates that very low levels of arsenic can impair the lungs’ ability to fight bacterial infections. Carignan said her research explores the effects of arsenic exposure on infants who receive formula versus breast milk, noting that formula mixed with untested well water can contain higher arsenic levels. Stanton said it is possible to educate people about these adverse effects and have them monitor their water. “The real problem is getting people to recognize that there is a problem,” Stanton said. Borsuk said that while the EPA regulates public water, it is unable to regulate private well water. As a result, the responsibility for ensuring water safety for private wells falls on owners, who may have the water sampled and tested by state
or private laboratories. Owners whose wells are contaminated have several options, Borsuk said, including using bottled water or adding treatment systems that would filter out arsenic. The systems’ estimated initial cost and installation fee is around
“The real problem is getting people to recognize that there is a problem.” -Bruce Stanton, geisel school of medicine professor and member of the DARTMOUTH TOXIC METALS SUPERFUND research program
$400, however, and they require replacement cartridges that can cost $100 every few months, Borsuk said. Borsuk said private well owners should invest in these filters, especially because they do
not have to pay for their water. The research program will also focus on outreach and has already done a pilot program with the Conservation Commission of Tuftonboro. The collaboration led to a community information campaign that allowed residents to drop off water samples for testing. Borsuk said more well water samples were collected in this two-day campaign than in the entire previous six years. The research program has studied arsenic exposure through food, Borsuk said. Organic brown rice and foods containing organic brown rice syrup as a sugar substitute tend to have higher levels of arsenic and, as a result, merit cautious consumption. He said that individuals who have celiac disease or consume increased quantities of rice as part of a gluten-free diet may face a higher risk of arsenic exposure. Carignan said arsenic exposure through food is too often overlooked compared to the risks of contaminated water. Both, he said, are significant. The Center for Disease Control said arsenic is the substance that poses the greatest threat to human health in the U.S.
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Students circulate petition as news spreads of faculty departure FROM FAIRBROTHERS PAGE 1
The next day, Tuck associate dean for the faculty Matthew Slaughter told Fairbrothers that Tuck would not ask him to teach his introductory and advanced entrepreneurship courses again, Fairbrothers wrote, declining to comment further. Fairbrothers had planned to teach entrepreneurship in the Washington Fellowship, which will bring a group of 25 business and entrepreneurship leaders to Dartmouth through a new State Department program designed to spur economic advancements and strengthen democracy in subSaharan Africa. Sarah Apgar Tu’11, the director of the New York City chapter of the Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network, called Fairbrothers’s departure a “misinformed and shortsighted political decision that should be reversed” in an email. The decision, she wrote, was “personal and political,” as the College will soon shift to a new entrepreneurship center. College spokesperson Justin Anderson conﬁrmed that all entrepreneurship efforts will be coordinated by the Ofﬁce of Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer, a move announced in April 2013. He added that Fairbrothers has contributed to the College’s entrepreneurial culture, which will be the foundation of the
ofﬁce’s work. Anderson declined to comment further on speciﬁc criticisms and the reasons behind the decision. “That Gregg would not be among this new effort’s senior leadership is foolish, as he has personally bred a
“That Gregg would not be among this new eﬀort’s senior leadership is foolish, as he has personally bred a majority of Dartmouth entrepreneurs.” - SARAH APGAR TU’11, DIRECTOR OF THE NEW YORK CITY CHAPTER OF THE DARTMOUTH ENTREPRENEURIAL NETWORK majority of Dartmouth entrepreneurs,” Apgar wrote. Some students who were aware of Fairbrothers’s departure said the news was surprising. Salman Rajput ’14, who organized
the petition, said he learned of the situation last week and was shocked that someone he considered an asset to the College would leave. “This decision is not thinking about what is best for students, especially since so many students have beneﬁted from his entrepreneurial teaching,” he said. “If you were to remove that, it would really be doing a disservice for all current and future students.” Hilary Johnson ’15, who considers Fairbrothers a mentor, said his departure would be a “huge loss.” “He really exempliﬁes a professor who is teaching people how to think and how to see differently,” Johnson said. She said Fairbrothers’s impact on campus is not limited to his job description. He was instrumental in the Balkan Entrepreneurship Network, which brought 15 students from the region to Tuck last winter, where they took an introductory entrepreneurship class with him. The petition urging the administration to keep Fairbrothers at Dartmouth asks signatories to email the relevant ofﬁcials, including College President Phil Hanlon, Tuck Dean Paul Danos and incoming Provost Carolyn Dever by May 16. The petition also asks supporters to request a meeting with administrators by May 23.
“You can’t talk about entrepreneurship at Dartmouth without saying, ‘have you met Gregg Fairbrothers?’ the petition reads, noting that the Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network has developed over 400 companies. Kimberly Clark, who received a
“This decision is not thinking about what is best for students, especially since so many students have beneﬁted from his entrepreneurial teaching.” - SALMAN RAJPUT ’14, PETITION ORGANIZER psychology and brain sciences Ph.D. from the College in 2004, said that the announcement surprised her, calling Fairbrothers the backbone of the entrepreneurship network. Clark cofounded a market research ﬁrm with Fairbrothers’s help. “He is the only individual that I can think of that has the history and the context and the network to continue to grow it,” she said. If the top spot is left vacant after
June, the program’s quality could drop, she said. Arpitha Dhanapathi Tu’15 said Fairbrothers’s supporters should speak with decision-makers in person if the petition and emails do not work. Rajput said Hanlon emailed him about the petition, but Rajput, who declined to provide the email to The Dartmouth, said he has not yet initiated a conversation regarding the issue. “At the moment we are trying to muster as much support as we can and then go to the administration,” he said. Geisel School of Medicine professor Steve Woloshin called the petition “a multi-pronged effort” from a wide group of supporters. An email circulated to the Apologia, a journal for which Fairbrothers was a mentor, advertised a gathering at Tuck’s Raether Hall on Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. Rajput said that the decision not to invite Fairbrothers back to campus comes at an unseemly time, as the College furthers experiential learning. “I think it’s a real affront to Hanlon’s and the administrative objective to get rid of the person who has been the strongest advocate of experiential learning and entrepreneurship before they were ever priorities of the College,” Rajput said.
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Sex and Marriage
College students must not forget about the benefits of a healthy marriage. In October 2012 I wrote a column for The Dartmouth titled “Sex and Responsibility.” In it I argued that most students would do best to aim for a permanent state of monogamy, which for the purpose of economy I called “marriage.” While that definition of marriage is partially satisfactory, some of the studies mentioned below use the legal definition. Why should people want to be married? As summarized by sociologist Linda Waite and author Maggie Gallagher in “The Case for Marriage,” research shows that married people are happier, more likely to be financially successful, more likely to raise successful children and live longer. If you don’t believe this, I suggest you take a survey of what fraction of Dartmouth students come from intact families with stable marriages. Then consider that, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, only 65 percent of American children live with married parents as of 2010. According to policy analysts Dean Lillard and Jennifer Gerner, children who live with both parents are more than twice as likely to attend selective colleges. Married people also have more sex than single or cohabitating couples and are more satisfied with it. Research by Dartmouth economics professor David Blanchflower with Andrew Oswald shows that people who have more sex are happier. It also shows that the happiness-maximizing number of sexual partners is one, independent of the amount of sex that a person has. As they state, their work “has conservative implications.” I realize that most college students may not be thinking about marriage right now, and the increasing time gap between puberty and marriage is one reason for the development of the hookup culture. Nevertheless, a survey by Her Campus indicates that 85 percent of college-aged men and women want to get married by age 30. And 67.3 percent of college men said they would be content to stay together with a woman until marriage if they met the “right one” now. Furthermore, most college students eventually get married. Couples that waited to have sex until marriage experienced the greatest relationship satisfaction and perceived stability, even when eliminating factors like education and religiosity, according to
a study of married couples by sociologist Dean Busby and colleagues. The effect was moderate, but real. (Other factors such as personality are probably greater.) Crucially, communication had the highest correlation to satisfaction and stability, and couples that waited to have sex until marriage had the best communication. One possible route to marriage is through hookups, leading perhaps next to a “friends with benefits” arrangement before evolving to a more serious romantic relationship. This path to marriage is becoming more common due to the prevalence of today’s hookup culture on campuses. But the very nature of hookup relationships makes this progression difficult. Psychologists Elizabeth Paul and Kristen Hayes studied typical hookup experiences. While 30 percent of students said that hookups involved some “hanging out and talking,” 25 percent said that there was only small talk and 69 percent said that there was no communication about the sexual activity (ranging from kissing to sexual intercourse) that occurred. So often hookups involve little meaningful communication. The typical medium-to-long term prospect from hookups is nothing, which is not surprising considering that students usually define a hookup as involving no commitment. Students’ aspirations about hookups often differ significantly from their experience and expectations. While anthropologists Justin Garcia and Chris Reiber found that the greatest motivating factor for hookups was physical pleasure (nearly 90 percent), 51 percent of students considered hookups a potential outlet to start a relationship. Yet only 6 percent of students expected that a relationship would result from the hookup. A better foundation for marriage is friendship, leading to commitment. In the most successful marriages, the partners are constantly communicating, sharing life’s little things as well as life’s big things, and constantly expressing reception, empathy and understanding. This kind of communication is what we associate with a good friendship. When friendship, commitment, romance and sex come together, you have the elements for a beautiful, satisfying marriage.
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Dartmouth should more actively reach out to low-income students. Proponents of the “Freedom Budget” proposal have demanded that the College increase representation of various ethnicities and races to 10 percent in order to increase diversity here at Dartmouth. Yet Dartmouth cannot simply make efforts with respect to race or ethnicity without also addressing socioeconomic status. Affirmative action has become a controversial term in America, and setting up racial quotas is highly problematic. Instead, Dartmouth should attempt to diversify its community through recruitment efforts that seek out exceptional students in low-income communities. Though socioeconomic distribution certainly correlates with race, admitting students solely based on racial or ethnic quotas overlooks the fact that a white student and a black student from upper-class families likely have more in common than two students of the same race from contrasting socioeconomic backgrounds. Dartmouth’s yearly cost is over $60,000, and 49 percent of students do not receive financial aid. Obviously, Dartmouth, despite being needblind, needs a healthy number of students who can pay the bills without financial aid. Money is one of the major complications in the effort to diversify our campus. So how do we address it? Dartmouth could achieve greater socioeconomic diversity through a similar process as athletic recruiting, involving active outreach to low-income areas. If coaches can look at spreadsheets with athletes’ statistics, make trips and arrange college visits, how difficult could it be for Dartmouth to establish a system in which high school students can share academic achievements and interests? With such a recruiting system in place, Dartmouth could reach out to disadvantaged students and allow them to see if Dartmouth is a good fit. Yes, the College conducts some outreach, but prestigious colleges like Dartmouth can be intimidating because they come with costs and the risk of failure. Even once students have already applied or been accepted, outreach is crucial. We must encourage and support these students before they decide to go elsewhere.
Recruitment could be turned into a community effort that allows current students to participate in the process, much like how student-athletes reach out to recruits and prospective recruits by showing them around campus and maintaining communication through email and social media. A website could allow those interested to create academic profiles, filled with much of the same content found on the Common Application, and communicate with current students and admissions officers through a social network. In 2010, former College President James Wright paid a visit to my community college in Boston and met with veterans, telling them that with hard work, they could come to Dartmouth. After my acceptance, I was hesitant and almost declined, but the current student veterans conducted outreach efforts and expressed the benefits of going to Dartmouth, even offering me a place to stay so I could see campus for myself. This is my personal experience, but I know many other veterans with similar stories. Establishing and maintaining a recruitment program for students of low socioeconomic status to attend Dartmouth would no doubt be a costly endeavor, but it is surely one of the best ways to diversify campus. The College has already established partnerships with various scholarships, and the recruiters could work with prospective students in their applications for financial assistance. The alumni who have benefited from this great institution should come together and sponsor an initiative like this. Not only would it be a great gesture, but it would be a legitimate way to benefit the community. Such a move would demonstrate how much Dartmouth provides for its students. Strengthening our recruitment system for low-income students would help ensure that the College encourages bright, young students to join this wonderful place. With a concerted effort from the administration, alumni and current students, I think we could make this happen. Dartmouth should be a place where all students feel welcome, regardless of the amount of money in their bank accounts.
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‘Campus Conversation’ addresses new FSPs FROM FORWARD PAGE 1
600 students opt to study abroad through Dartmouth programs every year. Yet participation numbers have steadily declined from the Class of 2009, of which 54 percent went on a College off-campus program, to the Class of 2013, of which only 43 percent did the same. Whaley said students must take advantage of study abroad programs because they are among a liberal arts college’s most important offerings. The College will “internationalize” itself by increasing the number of study abroad opportunities and enrolling more international students, Whaley said in an interview. He added that it is important to build social and academic bridges between international and American-born students. Studying in a foreign country gives students the experience of being “the other” and gives them the skills to succeed in unfamiliar environments, Higgins said. The Ghana FSP will start in fall 2015 and will be run through the African and African American Studies program, Higgins said. The South Africa FSP will be through the astronomy department, launching in around a year and a half, Higgins said. “In South Africa, students will take advantage of the telescope owned by Dartmouth and engage more effectively with their academic interests and hopefully learn about South African culture, too,” Whaley said in an interview. The curriculum review committee is currently discussing a new Native American studies FSP that
would be based in New Mexico. Whaley said that to gain approval, the site of a new study-abroad program and the selected partner institution must have English-taught courses, safety and academic excellence. Whaley said he also hopes to increase the number of exchange programs between Dartmouth and other academic institutions. The College is encouraging students to discuss their experiences at an annual global learning forum, Higgins said. Executive director of off-campus programs John Tansey said in an interview that although the current language programs are beneﬁcial, they often mark the end of international experience for students who are not majors in that language. Often, he said, there is no way for them to merge their major or interests with studying abroad. He said students could beneﬁt from programs that merge language and majors at the same time. The College offers over 70 foreign study programs, language study abroad programs and exchange programs. Dartmouth ranked ﬁrst among Ivy League schools and sixth overall in undergraduate participation in study abroad programs, according to the Institute of International Education’s 2011-12 “Open Doors” report. Most of the funding for these initiatives will come from the $10 million donation by former New Jersey congressman Frank J. Guarini ’46, who helped create the Frank J. Guarini Institute for International Education, Higgins said. The “campus conversations” series will resume in the fall.
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THE DARTMOUTH ARTS
Senior studio art majors exhibit works for their final show
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Dartmouth’s 25 senior studio art majors will celebrate the opening to their final undergraduate exhibit this evening, featuring their best work from their senior seminars. Their drawings, paintings, photographs and prints are spread across the Hopkins Center’s Jaffe-Friede and Strauss Galleries as well as the Black Family Visual Arts Center’s Nearburg Arts Forum. This year, the exhibit includes between three and six works by each artist, Gerald Auten, director of exhibitions and the artist-in-residence program, JIN LEE/THE DARTMOUTH SENIOR STAFF JIN LEE/THE DARTMOUTH SENIOR STAFf said. A panel of studio art faculty selects works two weeks in advance, he said, Zac Moskow ’14 created “Study 7,” pigment prints, for the show. Ryan Hueston ’14 contributed “Installation,” a mixed-media piece. opting for pieces that represent the “breadth of areas of interest” within windmill, has a pencil affixed to the bot- pushed her to experiment. She said art professor Brenda Garand as two mouth, he had not “done much art at the majors. tom that continuously draws a circle. she conversed with professors about sources of inspiration, praised the high all,” yet the major has prepared him Studio art department chair Esmé Hammett will display the 28 drawings her work, whether in formal critiques standards that the department sets for with “highly applicable” skills, he said. Thompson will give a short series of that this machine has produced over or informal dialogue. majors. When creating art, students Hammett and Boeno will serve as remarks at Tuesday’s 4:30 p.m. gallery the course of the exhibition. Andoni Georgiou ’14, who used must think in terms of concepts and two of five studio art interns next year, reception. With a representative from The result, Hammett said, will be “a concrete and mixed media to create themes, not just aesthetic value, she along with Ryan Hueston ’14, Julian the office of residential life, Thompson constantly changing, growing drawing three works in the exhibit, said studio said. MacMillan ’14 and Matt Sturm ’13. will announce the College’s purchase piece.” He hopes it will evoke a tension art professor Soo Sunny Park influ- “We are asked to think, and we hold The interns, who assist in classes and awards, a buying program that the between art created by nature, man and enced him. He took her introductory ourselves to the Dartmouth academic mentor studio art majors, will receive College runs to purchase student art machine, as his machine is powered by sculpture class, and she teaches his standards through art,” she said. studio space and funding to make art. for display in residential halls. wind, built by man but able to operate senior seminar. The exhibit documents the growth Though nervous, Hammett said he The opening celebration will focus on its own. Boeno, who cited assistant studio art students underwent in their seminars, is excited to focus on his work and try on celebrating the seniors’ culminating “How the drawings turn out will professor John Kemp Lee and studio Georgiou said. Before coming to Dart- out being a professional artist. works. Some students, such as neuro- depend very much on how I built the science and studio art double major machine, but it also depends on what Sera Boeno ’14, said the show could the wind was like that day, or whether be bittersweet, as she has enjoyed the or not it rained,” Hammett said. “So major but does not have plans to pursue there’s a relationship there between art as a professional career. what I can control and what the world “I was always super interested in can control. And where that balance art, but I never really saw it as a secure lies I think is really interesting.” form of life-making,” Boeno said. “But Melinda Agron ’14, a studio art maI also feel super incomplete when I jor with a concentration in architecture, ALL ARE WELCOME don’t do art.” said that though she plans to pursue a Boeno’s contributions to the ex- professional career in architecture, she hibit include strongly autobiographi- has enjoyed taking a senior seminar in cal themes, she said. Informed by the installation art. This medium has alpolitical and social unrest rocking lowed her greater freedom to explore Istanbul, the city she calls home, Boeno concepts that interest her, she said. Rockefeller 1930s Room; Friday, May 16 used wax and plas Agron’s pieces ter casts to examine “We are asked to include a floorcurrent discourse to-ceiling sculpAlexis Savini, 3:30pm around immigra- think, and we hold ture that is made Accreditation of Forensic Labs: Qualities of Accredited and Nontion, gender and ourselves to the of pencils, acrylic family. paint and rubber Accredited Labs and Implications for Wrongful Conviction B o e n o u s e s Dartmouth academic bands, an artist’s Todor Parushev, 4:30pm mainly “found ob- standards through book made of majects” to create her art.” sonite and yarn and Market Competition in the Liner Shipping Industry— works, such as a a work fashioned Evolution, Stability and Concentration in South America piece that incorentirely of blue porates tear gas - SERA BOENO ’14 and orange yarn canisters she picked that stretches taut up off Istanbul’s across the expanse streets last summer. of the Nearburg Gallery. “I believe in object memory a Agron said her works all involve a lot, so an experience that an object manipulation of space. Hopkins Center Faculty Lounge; Wed., May 21 goes through inherently changes that “My installations are mostly about object,” she said. “They just generate spaces that feel empty to me and ensome sort of energy that adds to the livening those spaces by creating new Chauna Pervis, 3:30pm piece.” spaces and affecting how people move Engineering and studio art double through or interact with them,” Agron Black Americans, Trust and Government Institutions major Sean Hammett ’14 said he was said. Samantha Oh, 4:30pm interested in making art from chaos. Agron said her close work with Hammett’s work includes a drawing studio art faculty members and Performing Identity: Urban Fashion in a Post-Apartheid South Africa machine that he built by hand. student interns helped her develop The device, which resembles a throughout the senior seminar and
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Softball heads west for NCAA tourney B y JOSH SCHIEFELBEIN The Dartmouth Staff
Sixty-four teams. Sixteen regional competitions. Four teams per regional. The most important question? “Where will Dartmouth play?” Sunday evening while watching ESPNU, the Big Green softball team learned that it would head to Tempe, Arizona, to play No. 9 Arizona State University in its ﬁrst-ever NCAA tournament appearance. The winner of the game will play the winner of San Diego State University versus the University of Michigan while the losers will meet in the double-elimination tournament. “This is a huge opportunity for the team as it’s our ﬁrst trip to the NCAA tournament,” outfielder Brianna Lohmann ’16 said. “We’re all just looking to have fun and prove what Dartmouth softball is like.” The players and coaches organized a small watch party Sunday night. The ﬁrst-ﬂoor conference room in Floren Varsity House began to ﬁll in the half hour before ESPNU began to reveal the ﬁeld. Players grabbed pizza, relaxed, laughed and joked before the announcement. “We’re a very laid-back team,” Lohmann said. “We like to joke, we like to play around. It’s just the nature of our team.” The ﬁrst four seeds had been announced earlier that evening, so
many discussed where Dartmouth might play. Would Dartmouth travel to Eugene to take on No. 1 University of Oregon? Tuscaloosa to challenge No. 2 University of Alabama? At No. 3, the University of California at Los Angeles has earned 11 NCAA softball championships, and No. 4 University of Georgia is fresh off its ﬁrst SEC title just as Dartmouth captured its ﬁrst Ivy title. Dartmouth could also play the University of Oklahoma, last year’s national champions. The players hoped for different regions so family could watch live, outﬁelder Alyssa Loyless ’17 said. Loyless, whose family lives in California and has a few friends on ASU’s squad, said that her family will probably be able to visit Tempe to watch her play. Once the selection show began, the entire room quieted. “We were both nervous and excited waiting to hear where we would be going,” Lohmann said. Dartmouth’s name didn’t pop up in either of the ﬁrst brackets and, for a moment, it seemed like the team would be in for a long wait. The players resumed their previous conversations, joking and laughing once again and enjoying the small party. The Tempe regional bracket was announced when ESPNU returned from commercials. Dartmouth’s name ﬂashed on screen moments after ASU. The entire room erupted into
cheers. Players jumped from their seats and began to celebrate. “It was a really great moment,” Lohmann said. “You’re like, ‘That’s my team, I play for that team.’ It’s a little bit overwhelming because it’s so cool I get to represent Dartmouth in a region nowhere near us.” When Michigan was announced, rounding out the group, players teased assistant coach Dorian Shaw. As an undergraduate, Shaw was an All-American for the Wolverines. While she was at Michigan, the Wolverines normally hosted a regional tournament, so she slept in her own bed and did not have to travel. Players soon calmed down and talked about the upcoming game. “It’s a completely different experience waiting for your name to come up when you’re a coach,” Shaw said. “Nothing’s in your control, and that’s very unnerving, but it was very exciting to have your name pop up and have all the girls be so excited.” Head coach Rachel Hanson said she is content traveling to Arizona over other locations, where conditions are cooler. “We’re just excited to go play ball,” Hanson said. “Put us anywhere and we’ll play our style of ball.” The winner of the regional bracket will advance to one of eight Super Regionals. Each team that wins its Super Regional will then travel to Oklahoma City for the Women’s College World Series starting on May 28.
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The team gathered at Floren Varsity House to watch the ESPNU announcement.
B y PHOEBE HOFFMAN Hanover is finally heating up as spring is winding down. The seniors are enjoying their last weeks on the Green, juniors are reminiscing about the glory days of 13X and freshmen are dreading leaving the place they’ve just learned to call home. There is one lucky class, however, that anticipates the arrival of one of Dartmouth’s best traditions: sophomore summer. From swimming and sunbathing to the occasional class (just kidding, go to class!) or road trip, it’s a different campus atmosphere than anything most of these sophomores have experienced thus far. Personally, I am jealous that I don’t have this term still ahead of me, but luckily as a fall athlete, my team arrives back on campus before the summer term is over. This overlap, however, was also one of the hardest adjustments as I finished up my own sophomore summer last year. I was excited to have my teammates back, but I wasn’t quite ready to let go of my summer term as a student and as an athlete. The athletes at Dartmouth may sometimes be out-of-season, but there is never truly an ‘off ’ season. The summer is one of the hardest times to keep that in mind. Usually, the upperclassmen are stuck in some kind of job and the rising sophomores enjoy their last free summer, but somewhere in the mix of all that, they follow a regimented workout packet. This packet typically includes a calendar and corresponding workouts ranging from biking and sprints to weight-lifting and plyometric core work. It’s hard to stay motivated working out on one’s own, so teammates who are spread out across the world record running times and track their progress to share with the team. On the other hand, the sophomore class gets to experience a different side of Dartmouth athletics. Because they are on campus, they can access all of their usual resources, except for the seemingly
most important: their coaches. For just this one term, your sophomore teammates become the closest thing you have to a full team. For field hockey, there are only about five girls in each class, whereas there are upwards of a dozen on some other teams. With so few people, Dartmouth Peak Performance and the strength and conditioning coaches create a new team comprised of all of the sophomore athletes. This team met in the mornings for “fun runs,” where athletes competed against other teams’ members, both men and women. We laughed watching guys and girls duke it out during conditioning drills. Every team is on a different fitness level, but the friendly yet intense competition is high. Many teams do not require the all-athlete sessions, but it is an incredible experience even if you attend just once. Last summer, the field hockey ’15s generally did their own thing while training. With access to the strength and conditioning staff, we put a fun twist on our workouts to keep in the laid-back theme of sophomore summer. From playing children’s field games at high speed to running to the river (or at least trying to), it gave the five of us a much-needed change of pace from regular team training. While we pushed each other to get faster and stronger, our class formed a tight bond that carried into the team atmosphere in the fall. Sophomore summer was one of my best Dartmouth terms. I was nervous that a monotonous version of training was going to be the damper on the summer fun, but the all-athlete team and the just-us-five field hockey crew created an exciting atmosphere to challenge and be challenged. I look back to almost a year ago with a smile on my face. I am excited for the ’16s to experience a new side of their lives as student-athletes. Inside the Locker Room is a weekly column, alternately written by Phoebe Hoffmann ’15 and Sarah Caughey ’15.