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Resign, President Hanlon

Kathryn Lively’s resignation is cause for optimism — but the job remains unfinished. This column was originally published on July 21, 2021. On my graduation day, June 13, I published what I believed would be my last article in this newspaper. It was a bittersweet moment, saying goodbye to a place at which I had worked for years, first as a writer, then as editor of the opinion section, and finally as Executive Editor. In that article, I criticized the inhumanity that many of us at Dartmouth felt lay ingrained in the College’s policies over the past year. The response was overwhelming. Students, professors and alumni reached out to say that they identified with what I had experienced over the past year. It was more feedback — certainly more positive feedback — than I had ever received on an article. Yesterday, the public face of that inhuman response, Dean of the College Kathryn Lively, resigned from her position after just two years in office. Soon after the announcement, one parent posted on Facebook that “the student body is virtually dancing in the streets.” Given Lively’s abysmal 9% favorability rating among members of the Class of 2021, that comment certainly does a good job capturing student sentiment. Under Lively’s mismanagement, Dartmouth descended into crisis. Basic human interaction was criminalized this fall. Students — primarily freshmen — were summarily sentenced and “disappeared” for alleged violations of unspecified COVID-19 rules. Three separate freshmen — Beau DuBray, Connor Tiffany, and Elizabeth Reimer — took their own lives. Additional students attempted suicide, according to this newspaper’s reporting, yet the administration still made no real, meaningful steps to address mental health. Few comments better sum up Lively’s leadership style than her campus-wide email the morning after the Capitol insurrection on Jan. 6: “Despite everything that is happening in the world, no matter what tragedies or disappointments you may have faced,” the dean wrote, “the academic term starts now.” Lively did much that was bad, and as the public, often gaffe-prone face of the administration, she made an easy target for criticism. Her departure is, to be sure, a positive development. But Dartmouth’s problems neither began nor ended with one incompetent dean. Lively was merely the public face of an entire administration. And that administration, which bears ultimate responsibility for the past year, is led by College President Phil Hanlon. I do not know Hanlon personally. From all I have heard, he displays none of the tone-deaf callousness that Lively did. He is, it seems, a good, decent man, with the College’s best


interests at heart. But none of that excuses the fact that he presided over the horrors of the past year. Even before the pandemic, Hanlon’s policies were distinctly lackluster. The housing system — which earned an approval rating of just 28% among the Class of 2021 — is little more than an ineffective money sink. While Hanlon’s administration has wasted space building a metal facsimile of an aircraft hangar (“House Center A”), campus housing remains in crisis: this June, the College spent a stunning $1 million on $5,000 lottery prizes for those willing to give up their on campus housing. Hanlon’s other key initiatives — the Campus Climate and Culture Initiative, Moving Dartmouth Forward, Inclusive Excellence — either lack substance or are too ineffective to seriously address the problems this College faces. No wonder a mere 11% of the Class of 2021 view Hanlon favorably, against 75% who hold an unfavorable view. Those figures are, within the survey’s margin of error, identical to Lively’s. Kathryn Lively was an especially egregious example of administrative failure. But it was Hanlon’s administration that appointed Lively, and Hanlon’s administration that, for reasons unknown, kept up its commitment to non-transparency and concealed the news of Lively’s June 30 resignation for over two weeks. Unless the administration changes, the root of Dartmouth’s problem remains. Hanlon has certainly raised money for the College — his “Call to Lead” campaign has brought in nearly $2.9 billion — and for that, we should be grateful. But money is useless if not put to good use. To do so requires leadership. And leadership is one thing that Hanlon and his administration have consistently failed to demonstrate. It is time for President Phil Hanlon to step down. The College has a great task of rebuilding ahead of it, and it cannot undertake that task in confidence under Hanlon’s leadership. I believe that Hanlon has the College’s interests at heart, and I do not make this request from a place of resentment. Instead, to paraphrase Churchill, we might approach this request with magnanimity, and follow its fulfillment with good will. But nonetheless, it is incumbent on those of us who love this College to make that request. Hanlon has led this College, sometimes for good, often for bad — but his time is through. It is time for a new generation of leadership to guide this great College on the Hill onward from the crises of the past year. I ask our President, in his last act, to step aside and open the door for Dartmouth’s renewal. That, above all else, will be the true test of his devotion to this College.

The Individual Ability

In a world where corporations seem to have the loudest voices, we cannot forget the power of individual change and grassroots activism. We live in a world where many of our the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and problems — climate change, poverty, inequality the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Activists during and more — are caused or exacerbated by the Vietnam War protested the government corporations. It is easy, as individuals, to to stop the war, increasing domestic pressure settle for just posting about these issues on that pushed a peace process forward. A large social media platforms rather than striving for portion of long-lasting change has come tangible change. And who could blame us for through grassroots organization. buying an unsustainable outfit on Shein, eating Individuals have power in how we consume. a sandwich from the homophobic Chick-fil-A Boycotts have been successful against a number or using a plastic grocery bag? Most of us did of organizations, including the global boycott not directly cause or contribute to the major of Nike in the 1990s for its sweatshops overseas issues plaguing our world, and we have our own which exploited workers, most of them problems, such as being college students during impoverished women. Boycotts work — just a pandemic with a scarcity of time and money. imagine the world we would live in if everyone Changing our behavior when we already have insisted on buying only from corporations that such a small individual impact seems almost act ethically. It does not have to be difficult or pointless. However, we are more powerful than expensive, either. It can be as simple as looking we give ourselves credit for. for a B Corp certification, doing research on It is easy to think we should not spend our the brands you buy from and attempting to time and money trying to solve global problems swap out single-use goods and fast fashion for that were created by large corporations. sustainable products and secondhand clothing. ExxonMobil and Shell are responsible for Even cutting out meat once or twice a week extraordinary amounts of carbon emissions can significantly reduce your personal carbon and pollution, while the average American emissions. has a carbon footprint of Individuals also only 16 tons per year. In have power in how we addition, corporations keep Capitalism will continue use our voices. Taking the incomes of the working to benefit those in just five minutes to add and middle class stagnant, power, typically the your name to as many while stuffing the pockets petitions as you can has of the wealthy. Jeff Bezos rich, white and male. a tremendous impact on amassed over $30 billion in Money determines not a cause. Petitions have the first two months of the spurred acts into law such pandemic while hundreds just what we buy at as the Preventing Animal of essential Amazon workers the grocery store but Cruelty and Torture making $15 an hour caught elections and policy (PACT) Act, the first of its COVID-19. kind. These small actions Corporations often go so decisions. do not take long, they cost far as to donate their earnings nothing and they help to political campaigns and make substantive change. organizations directly working to undermine It does not have to be all or nothing on equality. Chick-fil-A infamously donates to these actions. Consuming consciously, taking homophobic causes, but Purina, Cracker Barrel political action, attending protests: It is all and countless others also use their money exhausting. I am enraged that this is the society to back stances and policies of inequality. my generation is inheriting: a racist, sexist, Especially in contrast with individuals, homophobic, deeply broken society that might corporations have done a lot of harm to our be engulfed in flames in the next few decades earth and society. In the face of these issues, we if we cannot stop global warming. However, can expect from corporations — considering I still have hope. Hope for a world that looks their track record — nothing but inaction. different, where corporations and capitalism However, all is not lost. Individuals retain the do not call all the shots. And I also hope that power to enact change. individual people care enough to try however Throughout history, grassroots activism has they can, with whatever ability they have. been a major catalyst for progressive change. Capitalism will continue to benefit those The women’s suffrage movement of the late in power, typically the rich, white and male. 1800s and early 1900s was largely composed of Money determines not just what we buy at the women holding protests and demonstrations, grocery store but elections and policy decisions. organizing their communities one at a time until The average person does not have the expertise women could legally cast a ballot. The civil for the latter exchanges. But what we do have rights movement spearheaded by Dr. Martin is our voices, our actions and our wills. The Luther King, Jr. was built on the grassroots individual impact may feel small, but it is not. work of people across the country, leading to Don’t underestimate it.


Fraternity Culture Cannot be Saved

It is time to have an honest conversation about Greek Life and its culture of sexual violence. During my time at Dartmouth, I have served on the executive board of Epsilon Kappa Theta sorority and the Inter-Sorority Council in an effort to discover how the widely-accepted ills of Greek life — racism, elitism, sexual violence, among others — can be addressed via collaboration. Following the recent pushback against a campus culture of sexual assault, I have come to the unfortunate conclusion that one-sided action, even amongst a group of talented, ambitious women and nonbinary individuals with the best possible intentions at heart, cannot remedy the pervasive disregard for consent and personal autonomy within fraternity spaces. Too often, I found myself in zoom calls with several women and non-binary individuals recommending solutions, only to be met with palpable silence from fraternity leadership. Recent statistics showing a steady increase in reports of unwanted sexual contact and a new organizing effort among sorority leadership that has been met with mostly silence at Dartmouth cements that fraternity culture as we know it is irredeemable. We cannot force them to care — thus the only solution remaining is to remove their power as dominant social spaces on campus. The idea that Greek life requires abolition, or at least severe reform, is not new. Over the course of the pandemic, Vanderbilt University has seen one of the largest organized efforts against Greek life. Hundreds of students chose to end their Greek affiliations beginning last summer, citing “systemic apathy and animosity” from both national leadership and college officials. Many of the calls for abolition came from people deeply involved in Greek leadership, who admitted that after years of attempted change, “reform felt futile” in the face of continued systemic barriers that prevent large-scale policy changes. Vanderbilt students have good company in their struggle, with universities like Duke and Emory also seeing an increase in anti-Greek life coalitions. A University of Oregon study found that “students in Greek life experience non-consensual sexual contact at over three times

the rates as traditional students in some cases,” prompting discussion on their campus as well. While some may suggest that Dartmouth Greek life is different than Greek life at other universities, information collected regarding sexual violence at Dartmouth refutes this belief. According to the 2020 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report published by the Dartmouth College Department of Safety and Security, the number of confirmed rapes on campus has jumped from 23 in 2017, to 39 in 2018, and back down to 33 in 2019. While these numbers are startling, they only breach the surface of the sexual violence epidemic in our community. The Dartmouth Sexual Misconduct Survey: Executive Summary from 2018 also points to a startling distrust of campus agencies designed to handle sexual misconduct. Around 75% of women experiencing unwanted penetration chose not to report this event to any of the 14 campus agencies that can respond to instances of sexual assault, citing reasons ranging from uncertainty regarding the actual severity of the crime to a belief in general inefficacy. Rates of nonconsensual penetration or touching among women increased to 34% in 2017, compared to 28% in 2015. While women face the bulk of this risk, with survey results showing that women are four times more likely than men to experience unwanted penetration and five times more likely to experience unwanted touching, non-heterosexual students regardless of gender identity also face a heightened risk of sexual harm. First-year students face twice the risk of unwanted sexual contact from seniors despite the implementation of preventative measures like the freshman frat ban. There are a number of factors behind these statistics that become apparent after some time working in Greek leadership. As half of all Dartmouth sororities are not allowed to host open events with alcohol due to national regulations, fraternities have become the main avenue for social life in a barren town with not even a bowling alley to its name. Moroever, booze flows freely within

Greek spaces; while alcohol cannot be blamed for sexual assault, it can contribute to the incapacitation of bystanders faced with questionable interactions in fraternities. The general culture of complacency among fraternity members points to another troubling source of continued abuse — in my personal experience serving on a sorority executive board, for every fraternity brother who commits an assault in a fraternity setting, there will be dozens more willing to remain silent about what they saw or heard for fear of putting the chapter at risk of rebuke. Even in meetings restricted to Greek leadership alone, I have witnessed the silence that punctuates every attempt to address these grievances. In a recent conversation with Molly Katarincic, ISC president, I learned that fraternity culture will soon face a reckoning. Dissatisfied with administrative and national inaction, all eight sororities on campus have begun a collective organizing effort that will soon culminate in a list of demands/safety regulations that must be accepted by fraternity leadership for joint events to continue. There is an interim list until the more specific elements of the list are determined by sorority leadership, as well as lists of expectations specific to each sorority. This is not a negligible development by any means — rather, it is an important step in line with efforts at other universities to set standards for dominant college social spaces. Even with this step, however, there remains the problem of fraternity apathy: It is always the responsibility of women and non binary people to remedy the ills of a toxically-masculine culture that finds endless support in male-dominated spaces where we will never truly have a seat at the table. As the popular adage goes, you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink. Fraternity culture cannot be saved. Make no mistake — sorority culture is rife with its own problems, and perhaps a future op-ed may shed more light on these aspects of Greek life. Currently, however, common practices and beliefs

in fraternity spaces represent a dire and ongoing crisis that restricts women from an equal university experience. Fraternity spaces remain the dominant social space on campus for students. My heart thumps with anxiety during every walk down Webster Ave. I cannot help but think of how many people will have their college experiences irreparably changed one night, in a dirty basement where there is more beer than there is conversation. During my most recent walks down frat row, however, I have realized the gravity of the responsibility we as students have towards one another. Sororities should continue efforts to hold fraternities accountable on a large scale. As a member of a sorority myself, I have begun to seriously reconsider how my silent presence enables the preservation of the most unsavory conditions on campus. Fraternities, at the absolute bare minimum, need to start talking, and above that, they need to start leading efforts for internal accountability and culture changes. If fraternities believe this to be an unattainable and ridiculous demand, then their continued presence on our campus should be eliminated. History does not make me optimistic, and it is time to seriously consider what a Dartmouth without fraternity domination could look like. It is our collective responsibility to demand better of ourselves and one another, and to show that we do not accept sexual violence as a prerequisite for social engagement. Attiya Khan is a member of the Class of 2022 and a current member of Epsilon Kappa Theta sorority and the Tabard coed fraternity. Editor-in-chief Kyle Mullins was not involved in the editing of this editorial due to a conflict of interest. The Dartmouth welcomes guest columns. We request that guest columns be the original work of the submitter. Submissions and questions may be sent to both opinion@thedartmouth. com and Submissions will receive a response within three business days.



FRIDAY, JULY 23, 2021

Student bands back in action, played live at WoodstocKDE

I got chills immediately. Walking out onto the porch at KDE was a similar The Dartmouth Staff feeling — I was just so happy,” said About a hundred and fifty students Pike, the lead vocalist for Moon Unit. flocked to Webster Avenue and braved “It’s kind of spellcasting when you’re the rain on Saturday, July 17 to enjoy up there playing music for people and a delayed spring-term tradition: watching people dance to it. It’s my WoodstocKDE. The backyard concert favorite thing in the whole world.” captured the spirit of the original New Holding an outdoor performance is York music festival — from which the a whole different undertaking than an event takes its name — held over five indoor concert. WoodstocKDE proved to be an example of this challenge; decades ago. Students in Hanover left behind the Saturday was peppered with rain impending stress of week five midterms showers on and off throughout most of to attend the live music festival held the day. But the rain didn’t stop masses annually at Kappa Delta Epsilon of students from gathering in a crowd sorority, which was headlined this year to watch the bands play on the back by student band Moon Unit, made porch of KDE. up of rising seniors Max Barrett ’22, “Darties aren’t usually as much Crawford Crooks ’22, Andrew Culver fun as night shows,” said Crooks, the ’22, Tom Flynn ’22, Charlie Pike ’22 bassist for Moon Unit. “But Saturday and Cooper Zebrack ’22. They took to was definitely a lot of fun.” KDE’s back porch to play a setlist of Animpromptugroupof sophomores fourteen songs, including Miley Cyrus’s who are still deciding on a band “Party in the USA,” during which name opened for Moon Unit at the event. Members the group slowed of this newly down the bridge “I’m playing music formed student and broke into a group included three minute jam with my best friends before playing again, and nothing else Maxwell Blum ’23 on keyboard and through the rest. backing vocals, T h o u g h i t is better than that.” Zahni Khin ’23 w a s n’t M o o n on guitar, Kendall U n i t ’ s f i r s t -CHARLIE PIKE ’22, MOON Milender ’23 on performance lead vocals, Noah since COVID-19 UNIT VOCALIST Portnoy ’23 on — they played gigs drums and Will at Chi Gamma Epsilon fraternity and the Panarchy Toth ’23 on bass. undergraduate society this term — Saturday was the first time the group last weekend’s event marked their first played for a live audience. outdoor show since the loosening of “We were nervous, especially since pandemic restrictions this summer. we were given short notice and only The last live outdoor event they played had a week and a half to prepare our was almost eight months ago, in the set,” said Blum. “We told ourselves we fall of 2020, for HarFest, during which were doing five songs and we wanted the group had to mask up in order to them to all be really strong.” The group’s setlist included follow College guidelines. “Our first show back was at Chi Paramore’s “Ain’t It Fun,” Bryan Gam — when we stepped on the stage, Adams’ “Summer of ‘69” and

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A newly formed band of sophomores, as of yet unnamed, performed at WoodstocKDE.

Sublime’s “Santeria.” The bandmates had been looking forward to playing together live — something they hadn’t had the opportunity to do until this term. There was a lot of anticipation leading up to the event, according to Blum. “A lot of my bandmates had been looking forward to making music together since freshman fall, so it was a great experience for all of us to come together under that common goal and just jam out and have a good time,” he said. Crooks said he was elated to have the sophomore group open for his band, noting that Moon Unit had support from more established bands when they were getting started. “It’s been two and a half years now since we started playing our

freshman winter,” Crooks said. “[Dom Repucci ’20] of Read Receipts totally showed us the ropes when we started — like how to set up audio equipment and all that — so we were really hyped to help a band play their first show and teach them some things.” “Plus,” Crooks added, “the crowd’s just always in a better mood when you go on stage after an opener.” Khin, who performed as the guitarist in the band of sophomores and DJ-ed for the remainder of the event, said the performance was a new experience for him. He noted that it was only the second time he had performed for an audience that big, but said it “went super well.” WoodstocKDE proved to be a momentous event for bands and

spectators alike, kicking off the live concert scene of summer 2021. The event’s energy was quintessential of what sophomore summer is supposed to feel like, according to Toth. “It’s been kind of impossible for something like that to happen in the past year or two — it was really just kind of amazing,” Toth said. “It was pouring rain, but no one cared. Everyone was just having so much fun” This is only the beginning for both bands. Pike says Moon Unit is slated to play again this weekend at Alpha Chi Alpha fraternity. He’s excited to continue performing throughout the summer and into the fall of his senior year. “I’m playing music with my best friends again, and nothing else is better than that,” he said.

Q&A: Emily Coates on upcoming film spanning art and science BY jessica li

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As a part of the Hopkins Center for the Arts’ “Big Move” series, choreographer and scholar Emily Coates showcased her work-inprogress film called “Dancing in the Invisible Universe” in the Black Family Visual Arts Center. It was followed by a Q&A with the audience. Coates is currently partaking in a developmental residency at the Hopkins Center, which according to Hopkins Center academic programming director Samantha Lazar is a “relatively new” introduction to the center. “We are invested not just in presenting finished works but also in the development process,” Lazar said. As a project that is still being produced, “Dancing in the Invisible Universe” has the opportunity to receive feedback through this residency and continue to refine and explore. It depicts the intersection of dance and physics, which fits in perfectly with the current mission of the Hopkins Center, according to Lazar. “The Hop is really interested in arts The “Dancing in the Invisible Universe” project aims to depict the intersection between dance and physics. integration, integrating performing arts with all different academic Process at the Guggenheim, the about her film and her experience in mover and performer. Writing was key disciplines across campus and beyond, University of Chicago and Yale the arts. to this transition for me. I’ve taught a especially ones that seem disparate… University Art Gallery, among others. ‘dance on film’ course for many years [such as] hard sciences and dance,” In 2018, Coates collaborated with Can you share a bit about that looks at their intersection from the she said. physicist Sarah what “Dancing in the Invisible late 19th through the 20th century, and C o a t e s “I’m interested in the Demers to write Universe” will look like? it was time to jump in myself. comes from a the book “Physics EC: The film is a sister work to the ways that art-science background in a n d D a n c e. ” performance project I’m developing How has being a dancer dance, having collaboration unfolds After working at while in residence at the Hopkins influenced your approach to performed with — the dynamics, the International Center this summer. The film is set film? the New York City Festival of Arts in a 21st century physics laboratory EC: The scenario and editing for Ballet, Mikhail insights and hiccups, and Ideas in — Wright Laboratory at Yale — and the film is heavily informed by B a r y s h n i k ov ’s the cross-talk and N e w H a v e n , the performance project engages my performance background. I’m White Oak C o n n e c t i c u t with 19th century astronomy and the working with a visually astute and moments of conflict Dance Project, with Mary Lou Shattuck Observatory at Dartmouth. versatile filmmaker, John Lucas, who Tw y l a T h a r p or agreement and the Aleskie, Coates In both works, I’m interested in the weaves in his own craft. Our savvy a n d Yv o n n e very humanness in the a p p r o a c h e d ways that art-science collaboration sound designer, Evdoxia Ragkou, is, Rainer. She is A l e s k i e w i t h unfolds — the dynamics, insights and like me, making her film debut from now a professor exchange.” h e r i d e a f o r hiccups, the cross-talk and moments a background in theater. The film is in the Practice her film when of conflict or agreement and the very a cross-hatching of our performance of Theater and Aleskie became humanness in the exchange. and film languages. -EMILY COATES, Pe r f o r m a n c e the Hopkins Studies at Yale CHOREOGRAPHER AND Center director. With a background in dance, How did you conceive of the idea University, where SCHOLAR For “Dancing followed by writ ing and for “Dancing in the Invisible she created the in the Invisible speaking, how did you make Universe”? dance studies Universe,” Coates the transition into film, and EC: I came up with the premise curriculum. is collaborating what was that transition like? for the film while I was an artist Her choreography has been with physics and astronomy professor EC: I started out dancing professionally in-residence at Wright Laboratory. showcased in the Baryshnikov Arts Elisabeth Newton. at 15, and eventually needed to begin I became curious about what other Center, Ballet Memphis, Carnegie In an interview with The making my own work and finding my experienced artists would see and do Hall, Danspace Project, Works & Dartmouth, Coates shares more own voice to augment my presence as a in collaboration with the scientists


at the Lab, and the idea to capture spontaneous collaborations on film was born. I was fortunate in that such amazing dance artists and scientists said yes to the experiment! Since the film that is shown is still a work in progress, what is next for this project? EC: We will tighten it further and hopefully then circulate the film in dance film festivals. You can never repeat the same live performance twice, but with film, you can keep working on the same performance until it feels just right. What has been one of your favorite aspects of the film creation process? EC: Discovering the power of editing. You can do anything with time. We don’t have that same technical capacity, exactly, in live performance. I hope the audience will have their curiosity piqued, to want to learn more about the beauty and rigor in both disciplines. This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity and length.

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Catcher Ben Rice ’22 selected by Yankees in MLB Draft BY BENJAMIN KORKOWSKI The Dartmouth Staff

On July 13, Ben Rice ’22 — a catcher for the Dartmouth baseball team — was selected by the New York Yankees with the 363rd overall pick in the 12th round of the MLB draft. A baseball player since his youth, Rice only competed for Dartmouth during his freshman spring due to the Ivy League’s decision to cancel the past two spring seasons because of COVID-19. Despite a short college career, Rice was able to showcase his skills during his freshman season as well as two summer leagues: the Futures Collegiate Baseball League, where he earned the MVP award playing for the Worcester Bravehearts in 2020, and the prestigious Cape Cod the Cotuit Kettleers. Rice’s one true season as a Dartmouth athlete still saw him leave an impressive mark, posting a season batting average of .278 as well as six multi-hit games, 11 RBIs and one home run.

“Ben is a very hard worker,” fellow team member and pitcher Nathan Skinner ’22 said. “He’s one of the out a bunch. He just loves playing “We started the [2019] season with some other good players at the catching position, but the more we practiced and competed, Ben’s stock continued to rise,” head coach Bob Whalen added. “Ben’s just one of those kids that wants to be good at everything he does.” With the emergence of COVID-19 and the College’s protocols largely disrupting the baseball team’s last two seasons, Rice elected to spend his terms at home in Cohasset, Massachusetts, feeling that being closer to Boston would allow him to train more freely and provide better exposure to scouts. “A lot of my training was just hitting with my dad every single day, attending catching lessons and just getting reps however I could,” Rice said. The cancellation of the past two Ivy League spring seasons also meant

that the majority of his playing time was limited to the summer leagues. “Every single conference except the Ivy League that was Division I had some sort of season in 2021: some did conference-only schedules and many just had updated COVID-19 protocols.” Rice said. “So really, getting any kind of baseball in for me was really big, especially if I wanted to have a professional opportunity the following year.” “Most of the professional scouts use the spring season as a way to evaluate players, and without being able to do that due to COVID-19, they placed more emphasis on the summer leagues,” Whalen added. “It therefore was in Ben’s best interest to go out and play well, and he certainly did that.” During the summer of 2020, Rice established himself in the Futures League, playing for the Worcester Bravehearts. Over the span of 43 games, Rice hit .350, with 27 RBIs and 11 home runs. These impressive stats not only put him on the radar of many scouts, but also saw him

win the league’s MVP award. “If players are talented enough, it doesn’t matter where they go — athletic communication director Rick Bender said. “And certainly, Ben has found that to be the case. Even with just one full season of college ball under his belt, he was able to showcase his abilities.”

noted how fast things happened. “As the Yankees’ turn was coming up, I knew they had been interested in me, so I thought to myself, ‘Alright, I feel like I would have gotten a phone call from them by now. There’s no way this is happening,’” Rice said. “And then my dad and I saw my name pop up on the screen and we started to freak out. It was just a dream come true, the culmination of everything I’ve worked for.” Rice’s fellow teammates couldn’t be happier for him. “Everyone’s really excited. We all think he’s going to do a great job. He’s a very hard worker, and I think he will hold up well in his new environment,” Skinner said.

Since signing on the same day as the draft, Rice has traveled to the Yankees’ training facility in Tampa Bay to begin his professional career. “They’re taking it pretty slow with me and the other draft picks,” Rice said. “It’s basically training on a daily basis, but it’s all baseball so I love it,” When asked what he will most miss about his time at Dartmouth, Rice remarked on his friends and the opportunity to complete his degree. “I am obviously going to stay in touch with my Dartmouth teammates every single day, but I am said. “When you’re at school, you’re spending every single day with your teammates, eating meals and living together. Not getting to have these last two seasons together has been disappointing.” From a classroom standpoint, Rice explained that he still hopes to degree over the next few years, noting that the Yankees will pay degree.

Midsummer Musings: An Improbable Rise to the Mountaintop BY WILL ENNIS

The Dartmouth Staff

It was just last week that I spent 1,000 words of ink in this very column extolling the virtues of Giannis Antetokounpo and his Milwaukee Bucks after they fought back to even their Finals matchup with Phoenix at two games apiece. Since then, everything has changed. Well, maybe not quite everything. Over the four games in a row that Milwaukee took after falling down 0-2 in the series, Giannis’s prodigious ability was on display on the biggest stage in the sport, and that, at least, stayed the same in Game 6. The Milwaukee Bucks are your 2021 NBA champions, and they did it on the back of one of the most dominant individual Finals outings NBA fans have ever seen. Let’s start with the numbers: 50 points (on an otherworldly 74.9% momentous blocks. Giannis posted the second ever 50-point Finals closeout it in 1958. He notched only the seventh 50-point game in Finals history. He to score at least 40 points to go along

NBA columnist John Hollinger’s game score metric (which aims to determine how impactful an individual player was

in a given game), Giannis’s Game 6 was the second-most dominant Finals performance of the last 40 years — trailing only LeBron James in Game 6 of his 2016 comeback against the Warriors. Let’s talk about the impact. Giannis’s outrageous performance brought

even more so for how improbable his story was. On December 6, 1994, in Athens, Greece, a boy was born to two Nigerian immigrants. His parents named him Giannis. Life was hard for Giannis and his three

championship since Kareem AbdulJabbar suited up for the Bucks in 1971. Sixteen thousand fans witnessed this victory in Fiserv Forum, with another 65,000 in attendance at the watch party in Milwaukee’s “Deer District” right outside the stadium. With his dominance in this victory, Giannis gave Milwaukee arguably their greatest night in sports history. Let’s talk about Giannis’s place in history. With this win, and the Finals MVP trophy that Giannis rightfully took home at the end, Giannis joins an exclusive list of players to have won that award, a regular season MVP (of which he has two) and a Defensive Player of the Year trophy. The others? Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon. End of list.

their parents, so he and his older brother Thanasis —also a member of the Bucks’ championship team today — would help their family by hawking trinkets, watches and handbags in the street to make money. In 2007, a 12-year-old Giannis started playing basketball in youth leagues in Greece. In 2018, Giannis recalled a game where he and his brother shared the same pair of shoes. Thanasis would sub

incredible Finals runs of all time with a title — comparable in recent history only to Shaquille O’Neal in 2000 — Giannis has cemented his greatness. But I’ve written about what makes him so special. What I want to do now, at the end of an incredible 2021 NBA season, is look back. As astounding as Giannis’s performance and this title are at face value, they are

would lace them up and get in the game. Giannis didn’t leave Greece, but never received Greek citizenship. Paperless, essentially stateless, this lanky, gifted but raw prospect started catching the eyes of NBA scouts while playing for Filathlitikos, a semi-pro Greek basketball team. Less than two months before the 2013 NBA Draft, Giannis was issued his Greek citizenship and he travelled to the Having the 15th pick in that draft, the Milwaukee Bucks took a swing on an unheralded, relatively unknown kid from Greece. Suddenly, those skinny shoulders were holding up the weight

of a franchise that hadn’t won a title in nearly 50 years. Eight years later, those shoulders aren’t nearly as small, and they have proven themselves capable time and again of carrying that weight. Also arriving in Milwaukee that summer eight years ago was Giannis’s championship running mate, Khris Middleton. But if anyone had claimed then that this player was capable of being a second option on a championship team, they would have been laughed out of whatever room they were in. Middleton entered the NBA the year beforehand, taken by the Detroit Pistons with the 39th pick in the 2012 draft after three years at Texas A&M. That December, he spent time in the NBA’s developmental league with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. After a rookie season in which he played just 27 games for the Pistons, averaging 6 points per game, Middleton was included in a trade with Milwaukee. The Pistons and the Bucks swapped point guards, Brandon Knight (along with Middleton as a throw-in) for the Bucks’ Brandon Jennings. Middleton was such an afterthought in this trade that some reporters and aggregators didn’t even include him in write-ups about the transaction. Since arriving in Milwaukee, Giannis and Khris have grown up alongside each other. Giannis became the MVP-caliber player we know today, while Middleton developed the shotmaking skills he

to make back-to-back All Star Games. Now, that skinny prospect from the streets of Greece and his best friend in the NBA — a second-round draft second options on their team. There are no words to describe how unlikely this was. No words to describe how much it meant to them to do it together, the hard way, putting in the work together until everything fell right. I can’t say it any better than Giannis himself did after that long-sought victory in Game 6. Clutching his Finals MVP trophy, turning to Middleton, who held the team’s championship trophy, in the midst of a moment long in the making after playing together for eight years: “Khris… We did it, huh? We fucking did it.” That they did. Two of the unlikeliest success stories the Bucks to the mountaintop. It’s what Giannis pledged he would do after his Kobe Bryant challenged Giannis to do two players have worked at together for the better part of the past decade. Their hard work, their loyalty and their deep, driving determination to win brought the Bucks to this one, beautiful, perfect moment. All that’s left for these unlikely heroes now is to enjoy the champagne.

A Guide to Dartmouth Athletes in the Tokyo Olympic Games BY STREET ROBERTS The Dartmouth Staff

On Friday, July 23, three Dartmouth alumni and one current student will walk into the National Stadium in Tokyo, parade behind watch in awe as the Olympic torch ignites the Olympic cauldron. U.S. women’s rower Molly Reckford ’15, U.S. rugby player Ariana Ramsey ’22, U.S. men’s rugby player Madison Hughes ’15 and Puerto Rico women’s basketball player Isalys Quiñones Tokyo Olympics and will be eager to make their nations proud as the Reckford, who is competing in the lightweight women’s doubles sculls event with teammate Michelle Sechser, first joined Dartmouth rowing as a walk-on to the openweight team. She began rowing in the summer of eighth grade in her hometown of Short Hills, New Jersey before competing at the high school level for Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. At Dartmouth, her career was highlighted by a victory during her senior year in the Petite Final at the Eastern Sprints Regatta, where she rowed two seat. In 2019,

with a time of 7:06.62. The duo look to continue their success in Tokyo, beginning on Saturday, July 24 at 9:50 p.m. EST with the lightweight women’s double sculls heat. Reckford’s classmate Hughes enters Tokyo as the Men’s Rugby Sevens — a 7v7, fast-paced version of the traditional 15v15 version — captain after also being selected as captain for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, where the team grew up in England and has been playing rugby since age seven, made a mark on Dartmouth’s team upon arrival as a freshman, helping them win both the Ivy League and College Rugby championships. He then went on to captain the team by his junior year, while also training and competing with the U.S. national sevens team. After his performance in the 2016 Games, Hughes went on to debut with the men’s national team against Romania. He has been called “American Rugby’s Secret Weapon” and hopes to leave Tokyo with some hardware for Team U.S.A. Hughes’

fourth in the lightweight double sculls event. Then, this May, Reckford and her doubles teammate Sechser came

July 24 at 10:30 p.m. EST against Kenya, followed by two matchups within 24 hours against Ireland and South Africa. The only Dartmouth athlete not competing for the U.S. Olympic team, Quiñones is playing for the Puerto Rican basketball team and

Lucerne, Switzerland, just edging

Nicknamed “Ice,” Quiñones excelled on the hardwood during her time at


Dartmouth, leading the team with 14.0 points per game and securing Second Team All-Ivy honors as a senior. In 2017, when her parents asked the Puerto Rican national team for a tryout, she was able to win a spot on the team, leading to outing against Brazil in February 2020 to secure a place in the Olympics. Quiñones becomes the second Dartmouth basketball player to play in the Olympics, following in the footsteps of Crawford Palmer ’93,

who won a silver medal in 2000 with France. Puerto Rico plays China, Belgium and then Australia in their stage, beginning on Tuesday, July 27. Lastly, current student Ramsey, one of three collegiate rugby players in the country to make the U.S. women’s sevens team, becomes the first Dartmouth women’s rugby player to compete in the Games. The Philadelphia native joined the Dartmouth women’s team as a freshman and made a huge impact

tries (10) and second overall in points (50). She also made the U.S. Pan American Games women’s sevens the tournament and helping them to a silver medal. The team begins its quest for Olympic gold with a match against China at 9 p.m. EST on Wednesday, July 28, followed by a 5:00 a.m. matchup the next morning with host nation Japan and a game against Australia at 9 p.m. later that day.


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Kathryn Lively abruptly resigns as Dean of the College BY THE DARTMOUTH SENIOR STAFF

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Engineering professor B. Stuart Trembly dies at 67 BY THE DARTMOUTH SENIOR STAFF

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