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Safety and Security received 51 calls over spring’s big weekend.
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Three students were arrested last weekend, Safety and Security director Harry Kinne said, which marked the lowest number in recent history. This year’s Green Key weekend saw the usual boost in campus police activity, Kinne said, and most calls were related to alcoho.
Between Friday afternoon and 6 a.m. Sunday morning, Safety and Security received 51 calls, Kinne said. During last year’s Green Key, Safety and Security filed 54 reports, though Kinne did not say at the time how many calls were made overall . Eleven students were brought to Dick’s House under the Good Samaritan
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policy over the weekend, and 10 went directly to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Kinne noted that these numbers were not finalized. At least two individuals who were the subject of calls were not students, Kinne said. Other calls to Safety and
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A new human-centered design minor, approved last week by the Committee of Chairs, will launch this fall. Sponsored by the engineering sciences department, the interdisciplinary minor aims to incorporate knowledge, research and innovation from various disciplines to address human needs. Thayer School of Engineering professor Peter Robbie and computer science
A proposed campus climate survey will likely not be conducted until next fall or winter, college spokesperson Justin Anderson said. Anderson said the Office of the Provost will be involved in the survey, with incoming provost Carolyn Dever leading the survey’s implementation. The request for such a survey has been voiced numerous times at the College, and was listed among other proposals in the “Freedom Budget,” which called for “continuous external reviews” of the College focusing on racism, classism, ableism and heterosexism. Following the sit-in of College President Phil Hanlon’s office last month, a document signed by protestors and Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson included an agreement
to conduct a survey and release the results publicly by 2016. The extent to which internal or external actors will be involved in the survey is not yet clear, Ander son said. Many details of the survey — and a firm timeline for its implementation — have yet to be formulated, as the College awaits the findings of an ongoing Title IX investigation. Anderson said investigators have often suggested specific requirements for such surveys at other schools. Anderson also highlighted the need to more fully understand the suggestions for conducting such surveys contained in a report by White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault released last month. The 20-page report urged schools to conduct campus SEE SURVEY PAGE 3
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professor Lorie Loeb will serve as faculty advisors. Robbie said students in his design thinking class inspired him to pursue establishing the minor. “The minor will prepare students for the kind of problem-solving challenges they are going to face in professional settings,” Robbie said. Human-centered design, Robbie said, has recently become a dominant branch of engineering sciences. In SEE MINOR PAGE 3
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The oﬃce of black student advising hosted its black awards ceremony on Sunday.
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DAily debriefing REGIONAL RECAP Despite a 14-percent decline in the population of homeless families in New Hampshire since last year, the number of residents in homeless shelters has remained constant, New Hampshire Public Radio reported. The number of residents temporarily staying with friends or family also dropped 35 percent this year. The count was conducted over a 24-hour period in January, and found over 2,200 homeless individuals. New Hampshire’s Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services must conduct the count annually to receive federal funding. Wolfeboro Police Commissioner Robert Copeland, 82, refused to apologize for calling President Barack Obama a racial slur, the Boston Globe reported. A town resident had overheard Copeland using the word in a restaurant and complained to the town manager. While he acknowledged the incident, Copeland defended his word choice. The 6,300-person town has just 20 black residents, and every full-time officer in Wolfeboro’s police department is white. New Hampshire’s racial profile is 94 percent white and 1 percent black. Commission Chairman Joseph Balboni Jr. told the Concord Monitor that he did not plan to require Copeland to resign, instead wanting to settle the matter privately. New Hampshire Speaker of the House Terie Norelli, D-Portsmouth, who has been speaker for the past six years and a legislator for 18, confirmed she does not intend to seek re-election in the fall, New Hampshire Public Radio reported. New Hampshire Republican Chairman Jennifer Horn said Norelli’s announcement is a sign the Democrats fear losing their House majority in November. Norelli was the first speaker to lead a Democratic majority in over a century. – COMPILED BY CLAIRE DALY
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Women comprise around 30 percent of students at the Tuck School of Business, facing particular challenges, including a lack of role models. Earlier this month, more than 100 people gathered to promote discussion about women in business at the Tuck Initiative for Women Symposium, which began May 1. The Tuck Initiative for Women, which hosted the event, was founded this year by Maureen Gartner Tu’14 and Stephanie O’Brien Tu’14 to build awareness within the graduate community about issues women in business face, facilitate better facultystudent relationships and provide Tuck women with resources for professional development. The initiative also seeks to promote a healthier gender balance in business. Only 4.8 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs were women in 2013, and 4.8 percent of the Fortune 1000, according to Catalyst, a nonprofit that researches and promotes the role of women in business. Women currently make up about one quarter of the Tuck’s faculty directory, which consists of the school’s professors, lecturers and fellows. Gartner reflected on her first job, working at a hedge fund after college. Out of the company’s 40 portfolio managers, she said, two were women. The symposium is one of a number of steps to broaden the female support structure within the school, Gartner said. Iincoming Women in Business Club president and initiative chair Lindsey Windham Tu’15 said the current gender dynamic does not detract from her education. The initiative’s
goal, she added, is not to dwell on the statistical gap. “We would all love to see a Tuck school where it is 50 percent women and 50 percent men, but I do not believe that the gender ratio has had any negative implications on my experience here,” Windham said. The gender gap in business school education has been under increased scrutiny since the fall, when the New
“We would all love to see a Tuck school where it is 50 percent women and 50 percent men, but I do not believe that the gender ratio has had any negative implications on my experience here.” - LINDSEY WINDHAM TU’15, INCOMING WOMEN IN BUSINESS CLUB PRESIDENT York Times investigated gender relations at Harvard Business School, where men make up around 60 percent of the student body. After a two-year long experiment, interviews with more than 70 faculty members, students and administrators showed a quantitative and qualitative improvement, citing the fact that more women won awards and participated in class. Organizers emphasized their effort to include men in the discussion.
O’Brien said that, to build a more supportive community at Tuck, hearing from people with varying perspectives is important. “I think we all want to have a multifaceted conversation where everyone has a voice, where no one feels victimized,” Windham said. “Being aware of factors that can hold women back will make us more equipped to advocate for each other and for ourselves as we move into leadership roles.” The women also hope to work with alumnae and female undergraduates interested in business, Windham said. The Tuck group works with the College’s Women in Business club and recently hosted a panel over tea, allowing undergraduates to discuss career paths with Tuck students, Windham said. Assistant dean and MBA program director Sally Jaeger said she began planning the initiative over a year ago, noting the support of Tuck Dean Paul Danos. Elizabeth Winslow, senior associate director of the MBA program at Tuck, called the symposium a success because of the awareness it brought to the initiative. The symposium featured a speech by Elyse Allan ’79 Tu’84, president and CEO of General Electric Canada, and discussion of gender moderated by Matthew Slaughter, associate dean for faculty and management professor. It also included a professional development workshop led by author Sara Laschever, who focuses on the life and career obstacles women face. The group plans to increase its web presence by publishing relevant papers and articles contributed by Tuck students and alumni, Jaeger said.
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The first annual “Brew-haha” brought students to the Organic Farm for beer and live music.
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College follows peers in Minor is College’s first in three years organizing climate survey FROM MINOR PAGE 1
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At Tufts University, students are awaiting a campus climate survey that “The worst thing we could do is will be partially based on the suggesdive right into this and get going and tions of a student-faculty task force, then realize we would have to do it said Tufts junior Annie Goodman, again,” Anderson said. “The thinking who has been involved in activism that has gone into this to date has led surrounding the issue of campus to the decision that we should wait sexual assault. The survey would serve as an until the optimal date.” The newly elected Student As- accountability mechanism and demsembly leadership has also called onstrate the wide-reaching impact of for assessments of campus climate. sexual assault, she said. “I think the survey is an important In a budget proposal, student body president Casey Dennis ’15 and vice way to reinforce what we’re saying president Frank Cunningham ’16 and show that the issue is not a little listed, among other objectives, a desire pet-project of a small portion of the to form a task force on campus cli- student body,” Goodman said. “It mate that would create and distribute impacts everyone.” While the White House has priquarterly surveys. marily focused “These studon the issue of ies allow us to sexual assault as know what the “These studies allow the impetus for students truly us to know what the want us to focus students truly want us to recommending campus climate on, what issues surveys, many they feel are the focus on — what issues institutions have most serious to they feel are the most used such surour campus,” veys to address C u n n i n g h a m serious to campus.” a variety of issaid. sues. Reed ColDennis and - FRANK CUNNINGHAM ’16, lege in Oregon Cunningham reconducted a surquested $4,000 STUDENT BODY VICE vey in fall 2012 for the initiative. PRESIDENT that broadly adThe Undergraddressed the instiuate Finance Committee allocated the Assembly tution’s academic and social experi$40,000 of its requested $70,500, so ence, and in March the University of it will likely be unable to spend the California system released the largest full $4,000 on the task force, Dennis university climate study in the country, which addressed similar issues. wrote in an email. The suggestion of a campus cliMany peer institutions have already conducted or moved toward mate survey has been raised at the conducting such surveys. This month, College in previous years. In NovemYale University deputy provost ber 2013, the College’s Committee on Stephanie Spangler announced that Student Safety and Accountability Yale would be conducting a quan- recommended in a nine-page report titative survey of campus climate that Dartmouth “partner with exterduring the 2014-15 academic year. nal social science experts to perform Yale previously released a qualitative a methodologically rigorous and data driven campus study.” report on campus climate in 2011. “This is something that has been Of schools that conduct such surveys, not all choose to release data part of the discussion for quite some publicly. A recent report by Amherst time,” Anderson said. Previous calls have embraced a College’s Special Oversight Committee on Sexual Assault drew on internal broad approach. In its November resurvey data in addition to public as- port, COSSA recommended that the sessments, committee member and College address a number of factors, Amherst senior Liya Rechtman said. including the impact of race, gender, “Our head of institutional research sexual orientation and socioeconomic was terriﬁc and really knew how to status on campus, and review the ways explain and contextualize the data for in which Greek organizations affect campus. our focus groups,” Rechtman said.
the past, he said, engineering was focused on technology, but improving how humans interact with technology and creating products that fit human needs has become increasingly important. “The main purpose of creating the minor is to create a structure where students can learn the process of design, which is a method of analyzing the world and creating a framework for assessing what is needed,” Loeb said. Cognitive science major Shreya Indukuri ’16, who plans to pursue the minor, said that the minor will allow many creative students to pursue a passion in this type of design. The six-course minor is divided into three sections. The first is composed of two prerequisite design foundation courses, design thinking and introduction to engineering, which Robbie said will give students a foundation of problem-solving skills. The second section is composed of two parts, labeled ethnographic methodology and human factors. The two electives that make up the section are selected from options in the anthropology, sociology, geog-
raphy and psychology departments. The ethnographic methods portion aims to teach students how to study how people interact with their environments, through methods of observation, asking questions and analyzing data, Loeb said.
“The main purpose of creating the minor is to create a structure where students can learn the process of design, which is a method of analyzing the world and creating a framework for assessing what is needed.” - LORIE LOEB, COMPUTER SCIENCE PROFESSOR The human factors portion aims to teach students the principles of psychology to find the best ways to design products, equipment, services and systems for human use, Robbie said. The third section focuses on design and will allow students to pursue areas of personal interest,
Robbie said. The section’s two courses can be from the engineering, computer science, film studies, public policy or studio art departments. The minor’s approval was a two-year process, Robbie said. If a student feels that one of the minor’s classes does not suit his or her interests, he or she may be able to substitute a different class after meeting with a faculty advisor and submitting a written petition, Robbie said. Christopher Jung ’14 said he plans to pursue the minor because he is interested in learning how to apply an understanding of human behavior to designing creative solutions that fit users’ needs. “I am passionate about design and solving problems, so this type of opportunity is really valuable,” Jung said. Students will be able to declare the minor online by the end of summer term, Robbie said. New minors are often interdisciplinary, including the sustainability minor launched in 2010 and the digital arts minor developed in 2010. The Dickey Center also created a global health certificate in 2011 and an international studies minor in 2009.
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Staff Columnist jon miller ’15
Calling Out Charges
I’ve witnessed extreme overcharging as the treasurer of a student group. As the treasurer of a student group, I was recently informed that our group had gone slightly over budget for an event. This being the case, I decided to look closely into the charges billed to our organization’s account. What I found illustrates a complete abuse of student groups and an exploitation of the student activity fee by certain services provided by various divisions of Dartmouth, such as the Hopkins Center and the Office of Conferences and Special Events. This is a serious problem that the College should address. When a student group (at least the vast majority of regular student groups beneath the Council on Student Organizations) plans to put on a large event, the Office of Conferences and Special Events will bill for various associated services. Rather than providing organizations with a breakdown of the expected costs, Conferences and Special Events claims the costs will not be known until after the event and only gives an estimate. This may or may not correspond to what actually ends up being charged to a student group. Would any private business (or individual, for that matter) enter into a contract in which a firm quote was not given before the work began? Would you expect to give contractors a blank check to charge whatever they please? Given my experience dealing with Conferences and Special Events, it would seem that they are asking groups to put on events without letting them know the real costs associated with them. The result? I received a convoluted and confusing report letting me know that (surprise!) things went over budget. To make matters worse, eventrelated charges are allowed to be billed to student organizations nearly two months after an event. Aside from the issue of not giving students an accurate estimate of all the costs associated with an event, in this particular event there seemed to be egregious overbilling. To illustrate my personal example,
let’s consider an event that took place in Spaulding Auditorium last quarter. The event ran from 7:30-9 p.m., yet the Safety and Security payroll for three officers present amounted to nearly $500. However, perhaps even more astounding are the “set-up” costs. Excluding the significant work performed by student employees, there was a charge of $1,020.21 in labor and benefits, surreptitiously concealed across confusing and different line items. To break it apart, I had to work through “6232-SAL UNION STAFF TEMP IATSE Union,” “6213-SAL UNION STAFF TEMP IATSE,” “6515-FB DEPT CHARGES-Union Full Benefits,” “6516FB DEPT CHARGES,” et cetera. These sorts of explanations of charges were all that was provided to me as a student group treasurer. Digging into it, I found that the $1,020.21 in labor costs came from four employees working around the clock as stagehands, logging a solid seven hours each, taking 28 hours to set up and take down two small tables and a podium. By all accounts, based on the work done in “stage prep,” it would have been difficult for even one employee to have claimed and justified that seven solid hours of work had gone into the production. However, this ended up being 28 hours of “work” — at a cost of $36.43 per hour. The money to pay for this event and others like it come directly from the student activity fee, and it is grossly unethical to overcharge to this degree. If most productions are put on in this manner (with employees paid $36.43 per hour for doing work that comparable student employees are paid considerably less), it is no wonder that COSO burns through a budget of over $250,000 in the fiscal year. If the experience I had in organizing this event is the modus operandi at Dartmouth, then Dartmouth students and the organizations they run are being robbed blind, one event at a time.
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Acknowledging Options I would like to commend the editors of last weekend’s edition of The Dartmouth for their thorough and courageous reporting of the problem of sexual assault on our campus and campuses nationwide. Change can only take place if students are willing to step up and discuss an issue that seriously threatens the ideals we subscribe to as members of this community. I was surprised, however, that no mention was made of College President Phil Hanlon’s current major initiative to address sexual assault and other extreme and illegal behavior on campus. A committee composed of students, faculty, staff and alumni has been formed to investigate extreme behavior on campus
Symbols of Sexism
I was impressed today to read the special Green Key issue: thoughtful reporting on an important topic. I found the variations between women and men in the poll very disturbing, like asking white and black Americans about racism. As I’ve said to friends, it is so sad that this culture that tolerates, indeed encourages, anti-social and anti-female behavior persists at Dartmouth, decade after decade. I saw it when I was an undergraduate and again up close when my daughter attended Dartmouth. I posted a link to your issue on the Class of 1971 page on Facebook, noting the poll variations. In response, a classmate privately sent me a picture he took last year in a public place at Dartmouth. Symbols are part of cultural expression and continuance. The expensive fancy leather murals in the Hovey Grill in the
in three areas — sexual assault, high-risk drinking and lack of inclusivity — and we are actively soliciting opinions and ideas about how to address this behavior and its root causes. We would like to urge all members of the community to add their voices to this discussion by emailing Moving Dartmouth Forward (moving.dartmouth.forward@ dartmouth.edu), or posting to Improve Dartmouth: On the Ground (http:// otg.improvedartmouth.com) or submitting a comment form (www.dartmouth. edu/~president/forward). Barbara Will English professor Chair , Presidential Committee of M oving D artmouth F orward
basement of Thayer were covered up because of their offensive depiction of nude Native American young women. I believe the attached picture (see below) is of a woodwork panel located in the old Commons in College Hall, now Collis. When my dad ate there in the 1930s, this decoration would have been unremarkable; when I danced at a freshman mixer in this room in the fall of 1967, I would not have paid attention to it. But we have learned better. We know symbols are important; this is not art. This is not Goya, Titian or Rubens. This is demeaning. So why are these two female nudes still here, framing a version of the College Seal? D avid A ylward ’71 President and E ditor-in-C hief E meritus, The D artmouth
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1 The softball team made its first ever appearance at the NCAA tournament.
Softball falls to Western powerhouses at NCAAs B y josh SCHIEFELBEIN The Dartmouth Staff
With a runner on first and no outs in the inning, San Diego State sophomore Leia Ruiz sent the 1-2 pitch by Ashley Sissel ’17 deep to center field. Megan Averitt ’15 chased back, but the ball sailed just out of the reach of her glove as the junior crashed into the wall. The ball caromed off the fence towards right fielder Brianna Lohmann ’16. Lohmann tried to replicate her fifth-inning heroics as she came up firing to try to catch sophomore Monica Downey out at the plate, but Downey slid in just under the tag by catcher Alex St. Romain ’14 for the run that ended the Big Green’s season. The senior and the rest of the Big
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2:05.90 Winning time for Megan Krumpoch ’14 in the 800-meters at ECAC Champs.
Green women walked to their dugout, where they discarded their equipment and lined up to congratulate the San Diego State University Aztecs on the win. In its inaugural appearance in the NCAA softball tournament, Dartmouth fell 8-0 to No. 4 Arizona State University Friday and 8-0 to San Diego State University Saturday, bringing its season to an end. While the Big Green hung with Arizona State and San Diego State in the early going of both games, a few big innings propelled the Sun Devils and Aztecs to victory. “I’m so proud of our team,” head coach Rachel Hanson said at a postgame press conference after the Arizona State game. “My girls battled their guts out today. Really proud of how they competed.” Fresh off claiming its first Ivy League title, Dartmouth (31-19, 18-2 Ivy) hoped to make a little noise in the Tempe regional, but its batting order was silenced in two straight games by two of the nation’s best pitchers, Sun Devils’ senior Dallas Escobedo and San Diego State sophomore Danielle
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After winning its first Ivy title, the team lost its first games at the NCAA tournament.
O’Toole. “It was surreal,” outfielder Lohmann said after the San Diego State game. “It was one thing you hope for as a kid. Once you get to college you realize it is going to be a lot harder then you thought. Last year we worked hard, and this year we worked harder. We really wanted this and the whole team came together. We all earned this. We all worked so hard and it was a great experience to be able to share with my teammates and my coaches. I wouldn’t want to be here with anyone else.” Escobedo, who ranks third in the NCAA with 310 strikeouts, held Dartmouth to just one hit, a third-inning single by Averitt. For comparison, Kristen Rumley ’15, who squared off against Escobedo in the circle, led the Ivy League in strikeouts with 197. Escobedo struck out eight batters in the five-inning game against Dartmouth. “She was a little faster than what we have seen lately,” Hanson said at the press conference. “She keeps you off balance. She is a great pitcher.” Escobedo gave up two walks to outfielder Karen Chaw ’17, but effectively shut down the rest of the Dartmouth lineup all game. Only two Big Green players put the ball out of the infield all game — Averitt’s single and a flyout by third basemam Kelsey Miller ’16. No Dartmouth runner advanced into scoring position. With her second-inning walk, Chaw earned the distinction of being the first Dartmouth softball player to reach base in an NCAA tournament. The Sun Devils’ first batter of the game reached on a bunt single, and the team’s offense showed it came ready to play. Despite allowing two runners to enter scoring position, Rumley worked out of trouble and escaped the inning unscathed. But the Ivy League Pitcher of the Year was not as lucky in the second inning. After Rumley surrendered a leadoff walk, freshman Chelsea Gonzales put the first pitch she saw over the centerfield fence to put the Sun Devils on the board 2-0. Rumley recovered and worked out of the inning. The junior turned in a
one-two-three inning in the third and fourth with the help of her defense and kept Arizona State from scoring again until the fifth inning. Then, however, the wheels began to come off. The Sun Devils scored six runs on four hits in the bottom of the fifth to end the game with an eight-run mercy rule. Sophomore Nikki Girard nailed a walk-off two-run home run to end the game 8-0. “We haven’t seen a lineup that stacked and that deep this year,” Hanson said at the press conference. “There is a reason they are top 10 in the country.” After San Diego State lost to the No. 13 University of Michigan in extra innings Friday afternoon, the Aztecs and Dartmouth met for the just the third time in program history the next day in an elimination game. This time, Rumley squared off against O’Toole, who ranks third in the NCAA with 30 wins, and who came off a 138 pitch, 8.2-inning outing against the Wolverines. Rumley came out firing, striking out the first two batters she faced before getting the Aztecs’ redshirt senior Patrice Jackson to ground out to third. The junior came back in the second with another one-two-three effort with one strikeout. The top of the second witnessed another Dartmouth first — the Big Green put a runner in scoring position for the first time in the NCAA softball tournament. Ivy League Player of the Year Morgan McCalmon ’16 led off with a base knock to left field. After an error by the San Diego State second baseman, the Big Green had runners on second and third with no out. Alyssa Loyless ’17 came in to pinch run for McCalmon as the Big Green pushed for its first run and lead of the regional, but strikeouts by Rumley and Chloe Madill ’17 and a flyout by Maddie Damore ’17 ended the threat. San Diego State and Dartmouth remained scoreless until the third inning, when Rumley gave up a threerun homer to junior Kayla Jordan. A two-run homer from redshirt junior Hayley Miles in the fourth put the
Aztecs up 5-0, and prompting Hanson to pull Rumley for McCalmon. SDSU scored two more runs in the fourth off a passed ball and a throwing error to push the score to 7-0 going into the fifth. San Diego State nearly ended the game in the fifth due to the eight-run mercy rule, but Lohmann had other ideas. In a tournament highlight for the Big Green, the sophomore completed a double play by gunning San Diego State sophomore Kayla Bufardeci down at the plate after catching a fly ball in right field to end the Aztecs’ threat and the inning. In the sixth, Sissel gave up the game-ending run after Ruiz double scored Downey for the eighth and final run of the game. O’Toole shut down Dartmouth’s lineup to the tune of two hits and five strikeouts over four innings. “She kept us off balance with her change of speed,” Hanson said at a post-game press conference. “She has a great change-up.” O’Toole was pulled when the game’s outcome seemed more secure to provide a small break before San Diego State’s rematch against Michigan. Despite Dartmouth’s disappointing performance in the NCAA tournament, it was still the most successful in program history. One year after falling to the University of Pennsylvania in the Ivy League Championship Series, Dartmouth dominated Ivy League play this year and established itself as the team to beat next year. Dartmouth should be well positioned to repeat as Ivy League champions next year, considering its main talent, which includes All-Ivy players Rumley, McCalmon and Katie McEachern ’16, will return next year. Curosh and St. Romain, the team’s only seniors, are the only two players who will not be returning next year and have witnessed a major transformation in the program throughout their tenure in Hanover. When they were freshmen, the Big Green went 17-22 overall and 10-10 in the Ancient Eight. The next year, the team was 14-25 and 7-13 in the Ivy League. “From where we started my freshman and sophomore year it was not where we are, to put it nicely,” Curosh said at the postgame press conference after the San Diego State game. “Alex and I both bought into what she was saying, and all her recruits also did. Having that kind of buy-in and working so hard to accomplish something that you have worked for four years to get. It was surreal.” Nick Guerriero, Assistant Director of Varsity Athletics Communications, declined to make Hanson or athletes available for comment outside of the postgame press conferences in Tempe, Arizona.
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Lightweight and women’s crew teams wrap up their spring seasons
on a high note. We were proud of the way we raced today and felt confident that we left it all out on the water.” The two crews faced off just two weeks before the championships in the Parents’ Cup where the Big Green bested the Big Red. Racing Cornell was the most exciting moment of the weekend, Clark said. She noted the leap in results — last year, the Big Green placed eighth in the Ivy League Championships and this year, the team placed fourth. “This spring racing season has been characterized by a great sense of urgency on our team,” Clark said. “Five
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The men’s lightweight crew team and women’s crew team saw mixed results this weekend in their end-of-theseason championships. The lightweight team tied for seventh with the Naval Academy to finish its conference schedule with the Eastern Sprints, the championship of the Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges. The women’s team capped off its season with a fourth-place finish in the Ivy League Championships in Pennsauken, New Jersey. The lightweight men finished seventh in the varsity lightweight eight,
“The 1V had our best race of the year. We had five seniors in the boat, so we really wanted to end our Dartmouth rowing experience on a high note. We were proud of the way we raced today and felt confident that we left it all out on the water.” - Lilly Maguire ’14 sixth in the second lightweight eight and eighth in the third varsity lightweight eight. The women finished fourth in the first varsity eight, sixth in the second varsity eight, sixth in the varsity four A and sixth in the varsity four B race. Eastern Sprints are a key regional competition for the lightweight men, important preparation for the upcom-
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The women’s and lightweight crew team saw mixed results in their league championships this weekend.
ing Intercollegiate Rowing Association national championships in Mercer Lake, New Jersey. Only the second varsity eight made the grand final, where it finished sixth in 6:03.596, almost seven seconds behind fifth-place Harvard University. The other three boats competed in petite finals. The first varsity eight finished first in the petite final in 5:45.841, a time that would have been good enough for fifth in the grand final. The third varsity eight placed second in its petite final. Last year, the lightweight team found its way to third in the varsity lightweight eight, ninth in the second varsity eight
and fourth in the freshmen eight. The team looks to the IRA championships to get a better final note to their season. The women finished off their season looking to improve on the previous year. In 2013, the team finished last in the first varsity eight and sixth in the second varsity eight and second varsity four. This year, the first varsity eight boat, led by returning seniors Juliet Hollingsworth ’14, captain Anna Harty ’14, Lilly Maguire ’14 and Arenne Clark ’14 took the fourth spot with a time of 6:25.153, about 10 seconds behind the champions, Princeton University, which
defended its championship and won for the third time in four years. The most exciting race for the women’s came when it raced Cornell University in the first varsity eight. The teams were neck-and-neck through the first 500 meter, and Dartmouth opened up a nearly three second lead at the 1,000-meter mark, fending off a late charge from the Big Red. The Big Green finished a second and a half ahead of its League rival. “The 1V had our best race of the year,” Maguire said. “We had five seniors in the boat, so we really wanted to end our Dartmouth rowing experience
“This spring racing season has been characterized by a great sense of urgency on our team. Five weeks ago the Connecticut River was still frozen, but we kept working hard inside on the erg and made the most of water time whenever we got it.” - Arenne Clark ’14 weeks ago the Connecticut River was still frozen, but we kept working hard inside on the erg and made the most of water time whenever we got it.” The second varsity eight finished sixth in the grand final, half a second behind the University of Pennsylvania. The first varsity four finished sixth as well. Maguire is a former member of The Dartmouth staff.
Giovanniello ’14 voted best female athlete of 2013-14 B y GAYNE KALUSTIAN The Dartmouth Staff
With a staggering 604 votes, Kristen Giovanniello ’14 was voted by The Dartmouth’s readership as Dartmouth’s best female athlete of 2013-14.
Best Female Athlete
% of vote
1. Kristen Giovanniello ’14 2. Abbey D’Agostino ’14 3. Kristen Rumley ’15 4. Morgan McCalmon ’16 5. Dana Giordano ’16
51 % 37 % 5% 4% 2%
The senior goalie for the women’s lacrosse team, Giovanniello went out in style, playing every minute between the pipes for the women’s lacrosse team (6-8,
3-4 Ivy). Giovanniello turned 124 shots aside throughout the season, good enough for second in the Ancient Eight. The senior’s 46.3 save percentage was tied for best in the Ivy League. Giovanniello has anchored the team since her freshman year, starting all but one game over her four years. Throughout her career, the senior has amassed 529 saves and played in four NCAA Tournament games, posting a 1-3 record. Her lone win came against Boston College last season. Giovanniello posted 12 saves in the team’s 11-8 victory in which they were outshot 29-19. This year, without a NCAA berth in play, Giovanniello did not get dismayed and turned in one of her best performances of the season in a 9-8 win against Harvard University. “It was a great way for me and the entire senior class to go out with the win,” she said. “I think we knew it was our last game suiting
up for Dartmouth, and we really wanted to make it a memorable one.” The senior kept the Dartmouth women close in the first half, saving
“It was a great way for me and the entire senior class to go out with the win. I think we knew it was our last game suiting up for Dartmouth, and we really wanted to make it a memorable one.” 13 of Harvard’s 22 shots, en route to 16 total for the game. The nominees for this week’s category of best ’17 will be announced on Wednesday with voting running online through the weekend.
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B y austin major and freddie fletcher
being served right next to it at the same time. The Dartmouth Staff So we stepped in line, stuffed Loyal readers, our tenure as our faces with some of the most the Rec League Legends is com- delicious barbecue I have ever ing to an end. I know, you are had, hydrated ourselves and went sad. We are sad. The only people to work. Our first match was hardwho probably aren’t sad are the fought against James Carlson ’14 competitors who look good at our and his partner. James and I go expense and the editors who put way back to the day we went all up with our shenanigans. We have the way to Harvard in the middle left you with a lot of questions, but of the week for possibly the coldthe one that we would truly like to est two baseball games in history address in this column is probably at the end of April for the Rolfe the most important: what’s next Division title. in the careers of the Rec League So, though Cab and I eventually Legends? won out, we will still consider him It came as a shock to us to find an honorary Legend, which in the out that there is no major syndicate NARP world is probably the third draft of blossoming young sports highest honor you can receive writers. Honestly, we put a lot of (after IM Softball Captain and IM eggs in that basket. The news was Golf Champion, which is how you kind of devastating (Freddie was get the sweet IM Championship projected as a late first rounder to hats). Freddie was next in line. We the New York Times, though I was went to work. probably looking at free agency). Freddie played with Chris PulSo, as it turns lerits ’15 and out, we will have special guest t o m a k e t h e “In the real world, we Mary DiGshift to the real can’t be Legends day eronimo ’14, world soon, like who would also many of our in and day out. We’ll ter nate shots senior competi- only have the chance with Freddie. tors. Things got to shine during pick In the real heated pretty world we can’t up games at family fast — Mary be Legends day barbecues and all and Chris are in and day out. actually all-star We’ll only have kinds of other realcornhole playthe chance to world things that we ers. Cab and I shine during a bit outwon’t pretend to know were pick-up games matched, but at family bar- about or understand.” we pressed on, becues and all even gaining kinds of other an early lead real-world things that we won’t despite our opponents’ best efpretend to know about or under- forts. We hoped they would make stand. mistakes that were obvious enough This served as the inspiration for for us to capitalize on. this week’s challenge, which will be Well, loyal readers, I am sad to our final challenge as the unofficial report that those mistakes never Rec League Legends: cornhole. We came. They regained the lead figured this would help smooth our after a DiGeronimo double sink transition and would fit in nicely (there were a few of those) and with Block Party and the rest of never looked back. I am not going Green Key weekend. to recount the final score. It is not The game is simple and social. It flattering, and I am writing the incorporates a few finessed aspects story and am therefore entitled to of strategy but none that we really say whatever I want. knew or cared about. Preparation I would like to point out, howwas, like most weeks, non-existent. ever, that the official score sheet did We decided that in the real world, show that Mary and Chris pretty we obviously would not have time much carried Freddie’s team. So to practice these things, so how what if Cab scored 75 percent of could we logically prepare for this our points? I am putting a huge challenge? We couldn’t. And you asterisk next to Freddie’s name in better believe that we didn’t. We the record books for this one. take this very seriously. So that was it, our last chal So we set out on our quest lenge. Hard to believe. Tune in during Block Party, when the next week as we get Metallica to idea suddenly struck me and Cab perform “Enter Sandman” à la Morris ’14 that we could be next Mariano Rivera as we take the on the Beta cornhole board and column for the last time. Legends have time to wait out the barbecue should always go out in style.
THE DARTMOUTH SPORTS WEEKLY
MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014
ONE ON ONE
WITH MELISSA MATSUOKA ’14
B y Katie JArrett The Dartmouth Staff
This week I sat down with Melissa Matsuoka ’14, a four-year starter for the women’s tennis team, to look back on the highlights of her career, challenges she faced and what lies ahead. How did it feel to be honored as the ITA Division I Northeast’s Most Improved Senior? MM: I felt really proud to represent Dartmouth women’s tennis. We had a winning record in the Ivy League, and it was really exciting to beat Harvard this year 4-3. I know that our underclassmen really stepped it up and I’m just really proud of everyone. What do you think helped you earn this recognition? MM: We spend so much time at the gym, at practice, at team dinners, and it’s just really important to have that great team culture and strong cohesion. I feel like we really capitalized on that. What was your favorite moment playing tennis here? MM: When we won the Ivy League for the first time in Dartmouth women’s tennis history [in 2011]. It was a match at Harvard and it came down to the very last match. We had worked very hard that year to get to where we were. It was just an incredible moment. I guess another was my very last match against Harvard at home. My dad came out to the match from California, and that was the first time he had seen me play a match at
Dartmouth. I know that a lot of my friends came out too, and I’m just really glad to have had that support.
Do you think you’ll continue playing tennis? MM: I think so. A few of my friends from back home who play tennis want to play doubles tournaments when I come home. I’m really excited to do that. I also want to take up golf. My sister, who is a sophomore in high school, is an avid golfer and starting the recruiting process right now, and so I kind of want to just go on the driving range with her and maybe play a few rounds if I get good enough. Is there a professional player who you look up to? MM: I would say Kim Clijsters. She is retired now, but I just really admire her hard work and dedication to the sport and also her great attitude on the court. Her sportsmanship is very unparalleled. Growing up I always wanted to play like her. What would be your dream tournament to play in? MM: I would say Wimbledon. My junior fall I studied abroad in London for the history FSP and had the chance to visit Wimbledon and see the grass courts. When I stepped into the tennis center I could just feel the chills on my body. You could feel the rich history behind those lawn courts and behind the tournament. When you studied abroad, was it hard at all coming back to tennis? MM: It was definitely a struggle.
I remember we did this running exercise called shuttles, and I was dead last. My game felt really off, and it was just hard to come back and play matches. My team and [head coach Bob Dallis] were my support. I just felt compelled to work hard no matter what the results were. I actually tried out to be on the University College of London team but the level of play was not at the Division I collegiate-level here, so I didn’t really get a chance to get good practice. What is your favorite thing about Dartmouth outside of athletics? MM: I would say the great sense of community here. My dad and I visited multiple colleges on the East Coast, and I immediately fell in love with Dartmouth the moment I stepped on campus. My dad and I were kind of jumbled with maps of Dartmouth and really confused on where to go and where to eat, and people just went out of their way to help us along. That really stood out to me.
What’s the best class you have taken at Dartmouth? MM: I’m a history major and I didn’t decide that until my sophomore fall when I took professor Steven Ericson’s “Emergence of Modern Japan.” Before that I was thinking of doing a pre-med track, but I didn’t really enjoy the requirements. All the ’11s on the tennis team were history majors, so I thought, why not try and take a history course. This interview has been edited and condensed.
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Melissa Matsuoka ’14 started for the women’s tennis teams all four years at Dartmouth.
THE DARTMOUTH NEWS
MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014
IT’S EASY BEING GREEN
Three students arrested over weekend FROM WEEKEND PAGE 1
Security were made regarding injuries sustained over the weekend, Kinne said. The most common injury reported was falling and experiencing head injury, mostly due to intoxication, Kinne said. There was also an incident involving a student who fell off of the fire escape of Psi Upsilon fraternity on Wednesday night and broke her ankle and cut her chin, Kinne said. Psi U was not put on temporary suspension immediately following the accident, College spokesperson Justin Anderson said Thursday. The fraternity did not respond to requests for comment by press time. The student-run Dartmouth Emergency Medical Services put extra effort into preparing for the weekend, director Ethan Thomas ’14 wrote in an email. He said that while EMS does not release the number of calls it received, the group worked from Thursday afternoon to Sunday morning. At times, he wrote, EMS had multiple
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Students filled Webster Avenue, the Collis Center and the Green over Green Key weekend. For a full photo essay, see TheDartmouth.com.
crews on duty at once. Two of the three arrests were for assault. One man assaulted a Safety and Security officer at Phi Delta Alpha fraternity’s Block Party on Friday afternoon, and another assaulted three other men. The second incident is still under
STUDENT ARRESTS 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
3 Fewer than 17 Around 10 Fewer than 17 0 11 11 7 12
investigation. Hanover Police could not be reached for comment by press time. This year saw a significant decrease in arrests from Green Key weekend 2013, during which Hanover Police arrested 17 people
from Wednesday through Sunday. The same number were arrested in 2012, and Safety and Security responded to 36 emergency calls that year. Hanover Police “dealt with” 17 individuals in 2011, most of whom were intoxicated, but not all were arrested, then-Hanover Police chief Nicholas Giaccone said at the time. That year, Safety and Security received over 60 emergency calls concerning incidents ranging from false fire alarms to drug use. No students were arrested in 2010, following Hanover Police’s institution of the Alcohol Diversion program, an alcohol education program that arrested students can pursue instead of court action. The policy change meant Good Samaritan calls no longer entailed arrests. Hanover Police arrested 11 students in both 2008 and 2009, seven in 2007, and 12 in 2006. The department received three calls about sexual assaults in 2012 but would not comment on the number of calls reporting sexual assault last year.
THE DARTMOUTH EVENTS
DARTMOUTH EVENTS TODAY 4:00 p.m. Lecture, “Tendencies and Concerns of the New Latin American Narrative,” Dartmouth Hall 206
5:00 p.m. Special viewing event, “Conversation and Champagne with Curator Join Smooth Nzewi,” Hood Museum of Art
6:00 p.m. Music department colloquium, “Singing in Secret: My Roundabout Life in Music,” Christina Courtin, Hopkins Center, Lower Buck
TOMORROW 12:00 p.m. Tucker Tuesday, “What Matters To Me and Why,” with Tanalís Padilla, Tucker Living Room, South Fairbanks Hall
12:30 p.m. Lunchtime gallery talk, “Looking Around: Sculpture by Former Artists-in-Residence,” Hood Museum of Art
4:00 p.m. Lecture, “Growing Up Muslim,” with Andrew Garrod and Ala’ Alrababa’h ’14, Baker-Berry Library
Crossing the Green Across 1 Surreally scary 11 Mystery novelist Josephine 14 ABCs 15 Wilder who sleeps with a sheep in Woody Allen film 16 Don’t take the road less travelled by 17 Spicy Spanish stew 18 Zhivago portrayer Sharif 19 Lacking radiating appendages, as neurons 21 Belgian chocolate maker 25 “Big surprise!” 27 Latin for “in the same place” 28 Bubbly Nestle bars 29 Ergonomic props 32 Executes, biblically 35 CPR provider 36 Pizza unit 37 Dodgers’ Penguin 38 Seinfeld drove them 41 Good eggs, to Gatsby 45 Karate cousin 47 Can 48 Disregarded 51 Hop to 52 Night light? 53 Open ___ of worms
Andrew Kingsley ’16
11 Spill the beans 12 Nixon’s 1972 China host 13 Pine 15 Eyes and Dolls opener 20 Cowboy’s crony 21 Ribs Down 22 One of three 1 Currency of Grammy winning Laos presidents 2 365 días 23 Like Lenin 3 A.C.C’s Semiand Stalin noles 4 The Sunflower 24 Shrug, in text 26 Assuaged St. 30 “Spaceballs,” 5 Exeter rival 6 Soybean starter e.g. 7 Udon’s opposite 31 Up to, in ads 33 Quattro plus 8 What? tre 9 Tony winning Hagen of “Who’s 34 Van Gogh of Afraid of Virginia boxing 39 Relay requireWoolf” ments 10 Plush pad 55 English 56 Usain Bolt feat 62 Black and white 63 Ruins 64 Poivre partner 65 Hard and fast
40 Medium 42 Like lots of Libya 43 BLT alternatives 44 Suffixes with glycer- and phen46 What basketball players crash 48 Stinging insects 49 Dehli dough 50 Dimension 54 Panera competitor 57 Help wanted abbr. 58 Squirt 59 Like Chinua Achebe, by birth 60 My, to monsieur 61 Opposite WSW
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MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014
Largest, best-preserved Green Key shows go on despite rain T. rex visits Vt. museum FROM CONCERTS PAGE 8
B y DONGJUN SUH
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Entering the Montshire Museum of Science’s first floor collections, patrons on Saturday were confronted by a monster 42 feet long and 13 feet tall. They stared awestruck at its whopping 58 teeth, the longest measuring over a foot long, and shuddered to think of the destruction that the 14,000-pound beast could inflict. Luckily, the monster has been dead for more than 65 million years. Affectionately named Sue for the scientist who discovered her, the largest and best preserved Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton in the world was unveiled this weekend at the Norwich science museum and will be on view through early September. The dinosaur is on loan from The Field Museum in Chicago. Just getting Sue inside the galleries required tremendous effort. The museum was closed for three days, while three tractor-trailers moved about 40 crates of material inside the galleries. In total, these contents weighed about 3,000 pounds, Montshire marketing and communications director Beth Krusi said. Sue’s skull alone weighs 600 pounds, and her skeleton includes 250 separate bones, representing a 90 percent complete sample. “A T. rex Named Sue” is one of several visiting exhibitions that the Montshire Museum pays to loan from peer institutions each year, Krusi said. The exhibit was one of the most expensive loan acquisitions made by the museum, as it includes interactive features designed to help visitors learn more about the skeleton as well as the skeleton itself. One feature allows visitors to look through a device and observe a simulation of how a dinosaur would view the world, she said.
“The reason we bring Sue to the museum in general is to enhance the visitor’s experience,” Krusi said. “We make sure the contents of the visiting exhibitions are ones that we don’t have in our regular ones.” Montshire Museum director of education Greg DeFrancis said he hopes that Sue and the exhibit’s interactive features will allow families to have intelligent conversations about science topics, including evolution and climate change. The process of selecting these visiting exhibitions is extensive and can take between two and five years to complete, Krusi said. The Montshire Museum must verify that the contents it loans are high-quality and accurate as well as unique from its permanent collections. “Our goal is always to get visitors to engage more deeply in the scientific phenomena,” Krusi said. “It is very hard to find exhibits that stimulate conversations about what are the right questions to ask and what are the answers.” On Saturday, visitors were clearly impressed with the exhibit. Vermont resident Charlie Post said he never thought he would see “something like this” at the museum, and Katrina Kelly, also of Vermont, said its size continued to shock her. “I have never seen anything this big before,” she said. DeFrancis said he hopes the exhibit will entice first-time or infrequent visitors to check out some of the museum’s more than 140 permanent collections. Kevin Li ’17, who viewed Sue in the Chicago museum, said he was still amazed at the skeleton when he visited the museum on Saturday. “I can appreciate its wonder and significance even more, now that I’m older,” Li said. “It’s great that Dartmouth students have the chance to see something like Sue so close to campus.”
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The prehistoric monster, Sue, is visiting the Montshire Museum though September.
“They popped up on my Pandora station, and I thought they were really good,” Pack said. “I just decided to call them, and it turns out they were doing a show in Connecticut the night before.” Comprised of Mandy Lee on vocals, Etienne Bowler on drums and William Hehir on bass, MisterWives did not disappoint the students who packed Collis patio on Friday afternoon. The group played synth-pop tunes from its album as well as a few curveballs, like a tropical rock cover to Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” that had the crowd jumping up and down during the chorus. Aldo Arellano ’17, who attended the MisterWives concert, said the JOSH RENAUD/THE DARTMOUTH STAFF performers were even better live than Rapper Lupe Fiasco was one of many popular music acts during the weekend. in the recordings he had heard. “I was surprised that the lead vocalist’s voice that is so amazing on the Arena because of forecasted rain, 87 of a stressful week.” record could be even better in person,” percent of students who responded to Meili Eubank ’15, who also athe said. its emailed survey voted for an outdoor tended the concert, described the Though the group often tours col- concert. coincidence as “perfectly ironic and leges, Lee said the band was impressed Programming Board concert direc- quite the rush.” by the crowd’s energy at the concert. tor Zach Tannenbaum ’17 estimated Later on Friday night, Chi Gamma After just four songs, she remarked to concert attendance at around 5,000 Epsilon fraternity held its annual the crowd that the Dartmouth show people throughout the evening, the Gammapalooza featuring four DJs, was already the best college perfor- largest that the group has had for TWRK, DOSVEC, DJ MSKW and mance that the its Green Key DJ Hollisto. group has played. concert, he said. Chi Gam president Zachary “When we “We picked Lupe “ W e Queen ’15 said the annual dance party first got to Dart- Fiasco because he’s a picked Lupe Fi- was well-attended despite the rainy mouth there was asco because he’s weather. The DJs were forced to play no one there and popular, known artist, a popular, known inside, however, in order to keep their we were sort of and we believed that artist, and we be- equipment from being harmed. bummed and it that the “We had to make a judgment call the basis for his music lieved looked like it was basis for his music because Hanover Strings asked if we going to rain,” was appropriate for was appropriate wanted to wire up inside or outside Lee said. “Then, the campus.” for the campus and we chose inside because of the people showed and would not rain,” Queen said. “It turned out to be up and it was be controver- a mistake, so next year we’ll definitely really refresh- - Zach tannenbaum ’17, sial,” Tannen- do it outside.” ing. You all had baum said. “We On Saturday afternoon, Friday programming board the best energy thought that Aer Night Rock organized student musiever and it was CONCERT DIRECTOR would comple- cians to play on the Collis patio from contagious. We ment that nicely 1-5 p.m. Collis hosted three more were really taken and would give professional artists in the evening, roots aback by that.” a wider variety of music that would and rock/folk group Pariah Beat, pop After the group performed the title reach a larger group of people who duo The Doyle Bros, and funk, soul track to “Reflections,” Lee said she could appreciate the Green Key con- and hip-hop group Biscuits and Gravy. wished she had filmed the crowd’s cert.” On Saturday afternoon, Bones reaction. Aer, or Fresh Aer Movement, Gate fraternity hosted six-piece roots “That was the most beautiful thing opened the concert with songs that reggae group Royal Hammer and AD I’ve ever seen,” she said. combined rap, reggae and indie rock hosted student band Chuck and 1990s Pack said members of the band influences. Fiasco followed the Boston- cover band The Bayside Tigers. reiterated to him after the show that based duo, emerging on stage around On Saturday evening, Gamma it was one of their most enjoyable 10 p.m. Delta Chi fraternity hosted The concerts yet. Fiasco played many rap songs from Chainsmokers, the group responsible Phi Delta Alpha fraternity also his most recent CD as well as some for the hit single “#SELFIE,” for an hosted artists on Friday afternoon, older hits, which were more popular outdoor concert. Playing on a stage including Clyde Lawrence and JC with the crowd. The rain held off in the fraternity’s side yard, the conBrooks and the Uptown Sound. until near the concert’s conclusion, as cert was extremely well-attended by Lawrence, a current Brown University Fiasco performed his 2010 hit “The students. student who also played at Phi Delt Show Goes On.” Avery Brown ’17 said that he last year, was the opening act, while Ted Poatsy ’17, who attended the “thoroughly enjoyed” attending the the five-member indie soul band from concert, said the timing could not have concert, despite some pushing and Chicago followed. been better. mud, because the group’s “genre of Friday night included the much- “Everyone was waiting for ‘The music is meant to get people hyped.” anticipated Aer and Lupe Fiasco Show Goes On,’ and everyone was “Dartmouth you get the award for concert. Though Programming Board worried about the rain,” he said. craziest college party we have played members considered moving the con- “When they synced up perfectly, it yet,” the group tweeted Sunday aftercert from Gold Coast lawn to Leede was the perfect catharsis for the end noon. “Congrats!”
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The Chainsmokers, Lupe STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Richard Stephenson ’12 Fiasco play weekend shows B y MARLEY MARIUS The Dartmouth Staff
food,” Pack said. “We wanted to B y MICHAELA LEDOUX make sure there was plenty to do this The Dartmouth Staff weekend.” Whether students wanted to enjoy Corbett called playing at the conmodern bluegrass on the Collis Center cert “a really positive experience” and patio, rock out to 1990s cover music on said he and Shapiro looked forward the Alpha Delta fraternity’s lawn or rap to playing at the College again. with Lupe Fiasco on the Gold Coast “It’s amazing how much Collis has lawn, Green Key weekend brought grown since we graduated, providing ample music acts to campus. Hosted music opportunities for people in by Collis, Programming Board and the community to play and listen,” Greek houses, students braved the rain Corbett said. to listen to a range of musical artists. Thursday night, Psi Upsilon frater Collis’s programming began nity arranged for Los Angeles-based Thursday evening when it hosted four electronic artist Goldroom and house groups on its patio, including two local and soul artist Figgy to come to camgroups, Etna Old Time Association, pus. The concert took place at Zeta a bluegrass duo of Will Corbett ’10 Psi fraternity. and Marc Shapiro ’10, and Reckless Zete’s dark basement was lined with Breakfast, an Americana and blue- multi-color lanterns for the concert, grass group that includes alumni as and Goldroom’s flowing, infectious well. electronic beats started a dance party. Joe Marson, a soul guitar player and An upbeat remix to Lykke Li’s 2011 singer, as well as Tallahassee, an Ameri- single “I Follow Rivers” was a crowd cana and rootsfavorite and rock group, also transformed the played at the “We wanted to make basement into event. sure there was plenty to a fun, almost Corbett and European disdo this weekend.” Shapiro formed cothèque scene. their band four Kristy months ago, - david pack, collis Fan ’17, who when they both attended the returned to the center assistant event, said she Upper Valley director enjoyed Goldfor work, Corroom’s music as bett said. Since well as Zete’s then, the group has played at Morano atmosphere. Gelato and the AVA Gallery and Art “It was really nice elctro-pop and Center in Lebanon. it wasn’t too crowded, so it was great A large crowd of students and for dancing,” she said. community members turned out on Goldroom tweeted on Friday Thursday afternoon to listen to the morning that he had “fun” at the musicians and enjoy free barbecue event, though he still smelled “like a catered by Stinson’s Village Store. Etna frat.” Old Time Association’s fresh vocals Collis hosted four more performers coupled perfectly with its mandolin Friday afternoon, including acoustic and guitar sounds, as the group played singer Brooks Hubbard, indie rock and a mix of original songs and covered pop group The Guys, indie pop group traditional Appalachian and modern MisterWives and jazz, funk, soul and bluegrass music. blues group Greenroom. Collis Center assistant director Pack said MisterWives was one of David Pack, who oversaw Collis’s the most popular group that Collis bookings for the weekend, said he hosted over the weekend. The band, worked through a network of agents which released its six-song debut EP and bands he was familiar with from “Reflections” in January, has been planning Collis After Dark events. He lauded as “the next golden children of and coworkers looked for groups that pop” on MTV’s website Buzzworthy. had a “low-key ‘come hang out for a Favorable timing made booking while’ vibe,” he said. the band possible, he said. “People are taking a break, watching some music and getting some SEE CONCERTS PAGE 7
Richard Stephenson ’12, or “SHEBA Richard” as he is known by some on campus, did not grow up dancing. The North Port, Florida, native’s idea of a “stage” was grass field bookended by yellow goal posts until he arrived on campus as a freshman. Stephenson had intended to play football for the Big Green, but his passion for the game dissipated after his father passed away the summer before he came to Dartmouth. “With his absence, football just seemed like something I didn’t want to do anymore,” Stephenson said. “I was like, ‘What am I gonna do?’” He found the answer at a SHEBA dance troupe show during freshman orientation. Watching the group dance, Stephenson said, prompted the first in what would be a string of “self-realizations” during which he discovered an interest in the arts. Stephenson started performing in SHEBA freshman winter and has served as the group’s choreographer and director. When he joined the group in the 2008-09 academic year, SHEBA had just one off-campus performance. Now the group competes at major collegiate dance competitions, such as the 2014 “ELEMENTS” contest at Boston University and 2013 “Jam On It” contest at Wellesley College. In the past year alone, Stephenson co-choreographed a student production of “Cabaret,” judged Dartmouth Idol, helped the admissions office organize a program that invited prospective students to perform during Dimensions and assisted Laure Courtellemont in planning a dance master class for the Dartmouth Caribbean Carnival. More recently, Stephenson spearheaded organizing Dartmouth’s inaugural Dance Week Initiative, a celebration that will include master classes, barbecues and even a flash mob. Veronica Burt ’16, who co-choreographed Dartmouth’s production of “Cabaret” with Stephenson last spring, said his work brings campus’s dance community together. “He always makes you do something full-out,” Burt said. “It’s really inspiring to be around him because he’s working at top quality, and so then it inspires you and forces you to bring that out yourself.” Mykel Nairne ’16, who danced in “Cabaret” and has worked on other productions with Stephenson, called his drive “really motivating.” Nairne
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Richard Stephenson ’12 joined SHEBA dance troupe his freshman winter.
said that Stephenson can pull together a show in just a few hours and convince dancers that such a feat is possible. “He is like, ‘We’re doing it, you’re going to learn it right now, you’re going to perform it,’ and like that’s the end,’” she said. Stephenson has never had technical dance training. He tried out groups like Sugarplum and the Dartmouth Dance Ensemble for a term each to help expand his skill set, and he tackles new projects with energy and passion. A typical rehearsal could start with 30 minutes of formal warm ups including splits, push-ups and hip exercises, after which he will teach a choreography, Stephenson said. He will have an idea of what he wants in mind, but tweak choreography as the group learns and practices, he said. Usually while he teaches he will also sing, which he said helps dancers to understand the connection between their bodies and the lyrics. He also makes sounds like “Zom HA!” and “Tiggy twiggy HA!” that he thinks can explain a movement. Stephenson said he is inspired by scenes and experiences from his life. “I truly believe that in every interaction with people and with everything you do in life, there’s something to learn from it,” he said. “My dance is really a summation of everything that I’ve been through, everything I’ve done.” Stephenson described dance as having a therapeutic quality. He said his involvement in the arts has helped him to stay happy and process traumatic experiences in his past. While students are always coming and going between terms, dance has remained a constant, he said. “The most important thing that I’ve learned being an artist at Dartmouth is that it’s important to just sort of be
yourself,” he said. “The more you can react to situations as honestly as possible, the happier you are, the funner you are, the more people will accept you with no fake pretenses.” Nathaniel Graves ’13, who has worked with Stephenson to produce Dartmouth Idol and plan the Prospie Artist at Dartmouth program, described Stephenson’s “can-do attitude” and authenticity as deeply moving. “His whole life is a song, is a dance, which is beautiful to me,” Graves said. Max Gottschall ’15, musical director for “Cabaret,” said Stephenson has “fantastic and natural” talent. Having taken part in his rehearsals, he called Stephenson a “charismatic leader” and an “absolute pro.” Despite pursuing a Dartmouth engineering degree, Stephenson said he “without a doubt” plans to pursue a professional career in the arts. “If I had it my way, I’d be in L.A. by the beginning of 2015, just sort of chasing my dreams,” he said. Stephenson is currently working with Gospel Choir director Walt Cunningham and Hopkins Center student performance program director Josh Kol to plan Hop summer shows like a Dartmouth Idol all-stars concert during Reunions week, he said.
the final word with Richard Stephenson ’12
If I could be anyone in the world for 24 hours, it would be: Queen B, Beyoncé Knowles. I am happiest: performing for a crowd. If I had to lose one sense, I’d choose: the ability to smell. It’s the only one that wouldn’t affect my dancing. Then I wouldn’t have to smell my funk feet while stretching or the odors produced by my socks after a rehearsal.