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Conference on 1960s social movements to begin next week B y ELIZABETH JANOWSKI The Dartmouth Staff

Beginning next Wednesday, Dartmouth will host a two-day lecture series as part of a conference titled “Reflections on the Afterlives of 1969.” The series of talks, which will feature speeches from professors at Yale University, The Free University of Berlin and several other institutions, will address a range of topics including student activism, black political thought, antiVietnam war protests and the

implications of 1960s social movements on the world today. English professor Donald Pease, who organized the events alongside vice president of alumni relations Cheryl Bascomb ’82, noted that the conference constitutes the second half of an initiative to celebrate Dartmouth’s 250th anniversary and particularly to commemorate the Parkhurst Hall student takeover in 1969. Earlier this summer, students


Governor Chris Sununu has vetoed House Bills 105 and 106, two bills that would repeal recently-passed voter re g i s t r at i o n re s t r i c t i o n s in New Hampshire. Both chambers of the Democraticcontrolled state legislature are expected to meet in September to attempt to

Dartmouth, plaintiffs reach $14 million settlement in sexual misconduct lawsuit

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Sununu vetoes Democratic-backed voting bills

override the governor’s veto. Since the bills passed by party-line votes, it is unlikely that supporters will be able to garner enough votes to override the vetoes. The two bills, if passed, w o u l d h ave e f f e c t i ve l y overturned Senate Bill 3 and HB 1264, two laws passed in recent years that supporters said would protect SEE VETO PAGE 3



Dartmouth reached a settlement with the nine plaintiffs after over a week of mediation.

B y THE DARTMOUTH SENIOR STAFF Dartmouth and the nine women suing the College for allegedly failing to act on reports of sexual misconduct by three former psychological and brain sciences professors have reached an out-ofcourt settlement totaling $14 million, College President Phil Hanlon announced in an email statement on Monday morning. Pending approval by a federal judge of the U.S. District Court of New Hampshire, the settlement marks the resolution of the case, Rapuano et. al.

v. Trustees of Dartmouth College, which was originally filed on Nov. 15, 2018. The suit alleged that over the span of 16 years, three former professors — Todd Heatherton, William Kelley and Paul Whalen — turned the psychological and brain sciences department into a “21st century Animal House” involving a heavy drinking culture, sexual harassment and sexual assault. “We are satisfied to have reached an agreement with Dartmouth College, and a re e n c o u r a g e d by o u r humble contribution to bringing restorative justice to a body of Dartmouth

students beyond the named plaintiffs,” plaintiffs Sasha Brietzke, Annemarie Brown, Vassiki Chauhan, Andrea Courtney, Kristina Rapuano, Jane Doe, Jane Doe 2 and Jane Doe 3 wrote in a joint statement. The parties entered mediation on July 24 with the assistance of retired New Hampshire Superior Court judge Robert Morrill, and they concluded the process yesterday — the final day of the extension to mediation granted by Judge Landya McCafferty. The joint press release SEE SETTLEMENT PAGE 5



Guest speakers to discuss social activism

day activism. Michael Denning ’76 will deliver the “I think that at this particular keynote speech of the conference — took part in a theatrical re-enactment moment in American history, a a meditation on the organization of of the Parkhurst protest, which they great deal of national discourse labor movements in the 1960s. performed during the Class of 1969’s is constructed around anti-black Alan Nadel, an American studies reunion in June as the first part of racism, around division,” Bogues professor at the University of the initiative. said. “It is important to revisit a Kentucky, stressed the significance “1969 was a re-founding moment moment when there was an attempt of reflecting upon the events that in Dartmouth’s history,” Pease said. in American society to get rid of occurred in 1969, particularly in light “It was a time that the student body divisions, when students — black of Dartmouth’s 250th anniversary. made demands, and the faculty and activists and feminists — were “Looking at American milestones administration heard them loud and actually trying to call attention in terms of their relationship to clear.” to certain conditions in America Dartmouth’s milestones can be a Pease added that he conceived the t h a t c r e a t e d useful way to put idea to follow up the re-enactment division.” things together “1969 was a global with a lecture series as a way to Pease noted and get a creative reflect on the significance of 1969 that he invited event, and the issues perspective that “not merely from a local context, a wide array of that they brought enables you to but also globally.” professors who look at things in According to Pease, the reflections are also actively into the global a different lens,” officially began with a lecture by e n g a g e d i n consciousness are Nadel said. New School for Social Research political or social Nadel will issues that were not history professor Eli Zaretsky activism. give a lecture on on July 24. Zaretsky presented a “I wanted to only important then, Thursday, which lecture analyzing the effects of the have a sufficient but are important will explore the civil rights movement, women’s g e n e r a t i o n a l re - s t r u c t u r i n g movements, student protests and b u t a l s o now.” o f A m e r i c a ’s workers’ rights movements in the ideological range economy during 1960s. represented h e Vi e t n a m -DONALD PEASE, ENGLISH tWar, The two-day lecture series will d u r i n g t h e as well as begin at 4 p.m. on Wednesday with conference in PROFESSOR the continued a speech by Anthony Bogues, the order to allow repercussions of director of the center of the study as many voices these shifts in of slavery and justice at Brown a n d a s m a ny economic policy. University. perspectives to have the possibility The conference will conclude a Bogues will present a lecture of entering into the conversation,” week after the lecture series with a entitled “From Black Radical Pease said. symposium hosted by the Master Tradition to Black Critique: Additionally, Pease said that he of Arts Liberal Studies program. Critical Thought in Our Troubled hoped to structure the conference in a According to Pease, New School Times,” in which he will discuss the way that places scholars in discussion for Social Research philosophy underpinnings of the civil rights with one another through a format professor Nancy Fraser will discuss movement in the 1960s and assess the of “positions and counter-positions.” the “emergence and re-imagining” trajectory of black political thought For example, he noted that Bard of the feminist movement in the over the past 50 years. College post-doctoral fellow Jana 1960s. Bogues said he intends to focus Schmidt will discuss the limitations Pease stressed the importance specifically on “two moments” in of student activism, while chair of of continuing to reflect on the American political history: the American studies at the University tumultuous political and social anti-Vietnam War movement and of Groningen Laura Bieger will climate of the 1960s in light of the demands of African-American focus on political philosophies that current events. students for a more intentional stress the importance of student “1969 was a global event, and focus on black studies in academia. engagement in politics. the issues that they brought into the He stressed the importance of both American Studies chair at Yale global consciousness are issues that movements as models for modern- University and Montgomery Fellow were not only important then, but are important now,” Pease said. “I think it’s important to realize that CORRECTIONS what happened then has implications for what happens everywhere on the We welcome corrections. If you believe there is a factual error in a story, please email planet.” FROM 1960s PAGE 1





Democratic-backed house bills 105, 106 vetoed by Sununu FROM VETO PAGE 1

the integrity of state elections and opponents claim were attempts to suppress the vote of some New Hampshire residents, especially college students. SB 3, passed in 2017, requires that people who register to vote in New Hampshire provide proof of domicile within 30 days of an

election. HB 1264, which passed the next year, changed the definition of a “resident” and requires that outof-state students obtain state driver’s licenses or in-state car registrations in order to vote — provisions that Democrats argue would severely limit the ability of college students whose residences are out-of-state to vote in New Hampshire. Both SB 3 and HB 1264 were

passed by the then-Republican controlled legislature and signed into law by Sununu. After Democrats gained the majority in both houses following the 2018 midterm elections, they passed HB 105 and 106 in an effort to repeal SB 3 and HB 1264. In Sununu’s veto message regarding HB 106, he wrote that the bill “would take us back to the days of unequal treatment of voters.” For

HB 105, he said that the bill would repeal SB 3’s “improvements to our election process.” In a letter addressed to Sununu on July 23, College President Phil Hanlon urged Sununu to support HB 105 and 106. “The multiple hurdles to voting imposed by recent legislation would impose unreasonable, discriminatory burdens to student voters and

increase confusion and fear of penalties,” Hanlon wrote. In February, the American Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit Casey v. Gardner on behalf of lead plaintiffs Caroline Casey ’21 and Maggie Flaherty ’21, who allege that the restrictions that HB 1264 places on out-of-state voters are unconstitutional. The lawsuit is ongoing.





The Hop at a Standstill

The Courtyard Café’s summer closure hurts the Hop’s role as an arts center. Every time I pass through the Hopkins Center this summer, I feel disconcerted by how empty the building is. Student-led tour groups, which usually crowd the space in front of Moore theater, are now outside, enjoying balmy weather on the Green. Voices can sometimes be heard floating over from the Hinman mailboxes, but no one is seen. The windows of the Courtyard Café are dark, while the hallway next to it seems perpetually submerged in half-darkness. Granted, campus is a lot emptier during summer, but the silence permeating the Hop seems especially out of the ordinary. Not coincidentally, the Courtyard Café is closed for the summer. While this makes sense logistically — a smaller student population gives the College less incentive to spend as much energy and money on multiple dining facilities — students are understandably frustrated by the lack of dining options. However, the Courtyard Café’s closure this term presents a larger problem. With the Café closed, fewer students are visiting the Hopkins Center, and that greatly diminishes the Hop’s ability to facilitate student engagement with the arts. In my architecture class, ARTH 47.03, “Contemporary Architecture,” I learned how the architect Wallace K. Harrison purposefully placed the student café and mail room within the main building of the Hop. He wanted students to be constantly exposed to the arts. His idea was that each day, as students went to grab food or pick up a package, they would see their peers working in the arts in viewable studio spaces, as well as galleries that showcased pieces by students and non-Dartmouth artists alike. The Hopkins Center would thus serve as Dartmouth’s cultural hub, constantly connecting students to the arts in spite of the College’s remote location.

And, although Harrison’s design was modified even before the Hopkins Center’s construction, his plan was successful. During a normal term, I often hear choral rehearsals, glimpse a theater class in session or see new art at the Booth exhibit on my way to eat at the Courtyard Café. Part of the cafe’s essential function, then, is to bring students into the the artistic space created by the Hop, facilitating student engagement with the arts on campus. The Café’s closure, however, means that it can’t draw in students like it does during the school year. This means an inevitable reduction in student engagement with the arts within the Hop. The lack of students at the Hopkins Center is a shame and a missed opportunity. The center offers extensive programming over the summer — SHIFT 2019 and VoxFest took place earlier this term, and many concerts, student productions and other live arts events have also been offered on the summer calendar. With so much going on, one would expect the Hopkins Center to be bustling as usual. Unfortunately, the opposite is often true. Unless students have a class at the Hopkins Center, they rarely enter the building. Personally, the only time I’ve seen the Hopkins Center look busy this term was when a free viewing of the live-action “Lion King” was offered during Sophomore Family Weekend. And while that in itself is fine, I wish bustling crowds at the Hop were the norm, and not the exception, during the summer. I hope the College keeps the Courtyard Café open next summer. It would also continue fostering students’ interactions with the arts via the Hopkins Center. No matter how much art is on display or how many programs are offered, an arts space can’t function without people.

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Loophole Labels

Organic doesn’t always mean sustainable. As an environmentalist, I had come to think of the organic label as the pinnacle of sustainable agriculture. In my mind, an organic sticker signified that produce comes from small, multi-crop farms, without synthetic inputs or excessive water and energy use, and that animal products are raised in free-range, humane conditions. Organic means more environmentally ethical — or so I thought. As it turns out, organic agriculture standards have expanded in recent years to encompass alarming practices that few would consider to be true to the original values of organic farming. The modern organic farming movement began as industrial agriculture took off in the years following World War II. In response to the increasing popularity of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, organic farmers focused on improving soil health without synthetic inputs. They sought to grow natural, nutritious and environmentally-conscious food. Since the organic movement began, the USDA has standardized national definitions and regulations for organic farming through the National Organic Program. In order to qualify, crops must be grown in soil that has remained free of prohibited synthetic inputs for three years prior to harvest. Meat and animal product regulations require that animals are provided with living conditions that suit their natural behaviors such as grazing, that their food is organic and that they are not administered hormones or antibiotics. These requirements seem reasonable and well-intentioned. So what’s the problem? The first issue is that industrial farming methods have changed. For example, many large-scale farmers now practice hydroponic crop production. Rather than growing plants in soil and promoting sustainable ecosystems, hydroponics allow crops to grow in isolation water-based nutrient solutions, most commonly within greenhouses. Despite recommendations from the National Organic Standards Board to exclude hydroponic farming from the organic label on the grounds that it does not promote soil health and biodiversity, the USDA continues to allow hydroponics in organic farming practices. The second problem is that the organic label has become a profitable marketing tool in recent years as consumers become more environmentally conscious about their food choices. In 2018 alone, organic sales within the U.S. were upwards of $50 billion. Many businesses, motivated by these potentially-huge profits, have begun bypassing thorough investigation of their farming practices and taking advantage of loopholes in organic regulation. For example, feedlots can earn an organic label despite the fact that they violate the USDA’s

regulations for raising organic livestock in confined indoor spaces. Aurora Organic Dairy, certified by the USDA, sources its milk from feedlots that skirt organic grazing demands by passing inspections during the late fall and winter, which is past grazing season. Country Hen eggs, also certified organic by the USDA, raises its poultry entirely indoors but is allowed to maintain its label because it has roofed and screened-in porches on its facilities for laying hens. This is an obvious loophole, one that was meant to be combatted by the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices rule finalized in early 2017 before President Trump pulled the plug on it in 2018. As the original intention of the organic label deteriorates, I have refocused my efforts to eat sustainably by buying local. Buying local means supporting small businesses and the local economy, but it also means that I can evaluate the sustainability of a producer’s farming practices on a case-by-case basis without placing blind faith in the organic label. Crossroad Farm, located in Post Mills, Vermont, is not a certified organic farm, but it practices sustainable agriculture. Although the farm relies on some synthetic inputs in crop production, Crossroad applies them sparingly, and always with concern for the impacts on the wider environment. Crossroad is not entirely reliant on conventional agricultural methods and still practices some of the cornerstones of organic farming like crop rotation, polyculture and cover cropping. Though it isn’t certified organic, I’d argue that Crossroad Farm’s produce has significantly less environmental impact than a box of Driscoll’s blueberries grown in greenhouse containers and sustained with fish-based liquid fertilizer or hydrolyzed soy protein additives instead of with healthy soil. It’s also a relief to know that the only fossil fuels expended in transporting my produce were the few miles I drove to reach a local farm, as opposed to the hundreds of miles that many certified organic producers will ship their products. Transport and processing of organic foods can significantly contribute to their carbon footprints, making even sustainably-cultivated food an environmental liability. Some organic food producers stay true to the roots of the label, but they are in danger of getting out-competed by farming operations that function on organic regulation loopholes and oversights. If we’re really concerned about where our food comes from and the impacts that its cultivation has on the Earth, we need to look beyond organic labels in the supermarket. Instead of assuming that organic necessarily means more sustainable, reallocate your funds to local farms whose practices you can evaluate, with or without the organic label.




Parties to file settlement agreement with court in late August FROM SETTLEMENT PAGE 1

stated that the resolution defined a settlement class including “all students who meet certain criteria and who certify that they endured a hostile environment” as a result of the conduct of the three professors. In addition to monetary compensation, the settlement outlines initiatives to identify and correct current issues related to gender-based violence and harassment as part of the College’s Campus Climate and Culture Initiative, which was introduced by Hanlon earlier this year. The complete ter ms of the settlement will be filed in the federal district court in Concord, as well

as made public on Dartmouth’s website and the webpage of the plaintiffs’ attorneys. “I cannot express strongly enough my deep disappointment that these individuals violated their positions of trust to these, and other, students and members of our Community,” Hanlon wrote in the release. “Their conduct flies in the face of Dartmouth’s mission and core values. That is why my colleagues and I moved to revoke their tenure. Through this process, we have learned lessons that we believe will enable us to root out this behavior immediately if it ever threatens our campus community again.” In their original court filing, the

plaintiffs, asking for $70 million in damages, claimed that although Dartmouth knew about allegations against the three professors, the College did not act until women in the psychological and brain sciences department filed a Title IX complaint in 2017. The College initially rebutted many of the claims made in the suit in a later filing. The successful mediation comes after a number of recent developments in the case. In May, two additional women signed on as anonymous plaintiffs to the lawsuit, adding additional allegations of sexual misconduct. In response, the College filed a motion asking the court to deny the granting of anonymity to the

new plaintiffs when certifying them as members of the class, arguing that having the names kept private would “prejudice” Dartmouth’s ability to defend itself in the case. Dartmouth’s attempt to challenge the plaintiffs’ anonymity prompted a petition criticizing the College’s tactics signed by over 600 people, including presidential candidates Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand ’88 (D-NY), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). The Dartmouth first reported in Oct. 2017 that the College had placed the three former professors on leave for “serious misconduct.” A week later, Hanlon announced that the three professors were alleged to have engaged in sexual

misconduct and that several local law enforcement agencies were investigating the case. The College conducted its own investigation led by an external investigator, and in the summer of 2018, a review process led dean of the faculty of arts and sciences Elizabeth Smith to recommend separately that the three professors’ employment be terminated and their tenure be revoked, after which Heatherton retired and Kelley and Whalen resigned. On Aug. 20, the parties are scheduled to file with the Court a signed Stipulation and Agreement o f S e t t l e m e n t a n d p ro p o s e d schedule for this matter going forward.



The sun sets over Baker Tower on a warm summer evening.




DARTMOUTHEVENTS TODAY 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Talk: “Space for Dialogue Gallery Talk: Creating Knowledge and Control,” sponsored by the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art.

9:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Viewing: “Public Astronomical Observing,” sponsored by the Department of Physics, Shattuck Observatory.

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Performance: “Voices of Summer,” sponsored by the Office of Pluralism and Leadership, ONE Wheelock.

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Theater: “NY Theatre Workshop 2019: Look Upon Our Lowliness, by Harrison David Rivers,” sponsored by the Hopkins Center for the Arts, Bentley Theater, Hopkins Center for the Arts.

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Review: HBO’s ‘Euphoria’ presents a diagnosis of Generation Z of society and self is, perhaps, Gen Z’s birthright. Over the course of the first In the Drake-produced HBO season, which ended on Aug. 4, series “Euphoria,” Generation Z the boundary-defying narration of is diagnosed and deified. Drawing “Euphoria” granted its viewers entry attention to teen sex lives, drug abuse, into the lives of characters other family troubles and identity crises, than its enigmatic lead. Providing “Euphoria” defines a generation by insights into the private lives of the its most dramatic manifestations. show’s other teenage characters, The show’s narrator, lead and Gen Rue’s narrative dissecting the lives Z translator Rue Bennett, played of her peers are often some of the by former Disney Channel star show’s most rewarding moments. Zendaya, is a Navigating the biracial teenager realities of size“In doing so, [Rue] struggling with discrimination, drug addiction suggests that she is, in digital sex a n d t h e l o s s fact, a representative work and selfof her father. acceptance, Self-aware yet of her generation high schooler unstable, Rue — those young Kat Hernandez, is the ultimate played by model adults born in the unreliable and actress narrator. Rather late ’90s and early Barbie Ferreira, t h a n o f f e r i n g 2000s who’ve been pushes the her audience envelope beyond r i g h t e o u s shaped by a constant the limits of Rue’s h o n e s t y o r a surveillance and narrative. As we critic’s presumed bear witness to demand for selfp u r i t y, R u e Kat’s evolution makes a show narration.” into a successful of the archival cam girl, her and analytical character process. Just as drugs allow her to edit transforms her relationship to her and enhance her own experience and body and her own authority. perception, Rue, as narrator, takes Alongside Kat, there’s Maddy liberties in her storytelling and invites Perez, played by Alexa Demie, a us to trip alongside her. Through her sharp-tongued bombshell whose constant battles with relapse, she vulnerabilities undo the caricature teaches us what it means to actively of the stereotypical high school recover and revise oneself. In doing cheerleader. Within the first season’s so, she suggests that she is, in fact, a eight episodes, Maddy’s toxic representative of her generation — relationship with the hot-headed those young adults born in the late football star, Nate Jacobs, played ’90s and early 2000s who’ve been by Jacob Elordi, sets the stage for shaped by a constant surveillance the season’s many hijinks. Forced to and demand for self-narration. navigate a public domestic violence Where this generation is concerned, scandal, Maddy establishes herself “Euphoria” argues that the revision as a young woman fighting for her

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life and identity. There are plenty more dynamic characters on “Euphoria” worthy of mention yet, undoubtedly, the show’s break-out star is none other than actress Hunter Schafer, who plays Jules Vaughn. Jules, a transgender teen from New York whose friendship with Rue blurs the lines between the platonic and romantic, brings excitement to the California suburbia “Euphoria” is set in. Pink-haired and bubbly, Jules has an immense presence in the narrative as she negotiates desire and intimacy within the constraints of a transphobic and homophobic society. Though she tuns the “manic pixie dream girl” trope on its head, Jules is, first and foremost, committed to her own story. Though she desires affection and loves her friends, Jules is assertive with her own opinions and beliefs — even in her eagerness for connection. Refusing to enable Rue’s drug abuse, she gives her friend an ultimatum: Their friendship or the drugs. Forcing Rue to really fight for her sobriety and thus, their relationship, Jules propels Rue’s story while establishing one of her own. Amidst its many characters and narrative elements, a show like “Euphoria” could easily get lost in the ether of its own disorganization. What ultimately saves the series from such a fate, however, is its visual and sonic language. Music and fashion tie the chaotic worlds of the show’s characters together, making it both eye-catching and compelling. While characters like Kat, Maddy and Jules stun the audience with glossy, unforgettable looks, Rue’s wardrobe, much of which consists of her deceased father’s clothing, serves as a reminder of nostalgia’s grip on her character. Featuring music across genres and eras, “Euphoria” builds

a sonic world in which the music of Megan Thee Stallion and Too $hort not only exists alongside the work of Fiona Apple and The Chordettes, but perfectly encapsulates the emotional and expressive range of the series. Due to this masterful auditory and aesthetic layering, “Euphoria” manages to honor the dysfunction of its characters while offering a cohesive yet non-linear story of selfdiscovery. Casting a wide net over a generation, “Euphoria” occasionally struggles, at times, to decide whether it is in the business of crafting a generation’s narrative or telling a story about select representatives. In the episode titled “Stuntin’ Like My Daddy,” a titular nod to rappers Lil Wayne and Birdman’s infamous collaboration by the same name, the show’s Gen Z characters grapple with what it means to cash in on one’s inheritance. In the episode’s most powerful moments, the narrative

loses its diagnostic quality and simply commits to its characters, the worlds that have made them, and the people they are trying to become. The season’s best episode, “The Trials and Tribulations of Trying to Pee While Depressed,” executes this balance seamlessly. In “The Trials,” Rue embraces her frenzied nature and takes on the persona of “Detective Bennett” as she works to untangle the web of connections in a domestic violence case involving Maddy, Nate and Jules. “I’m Morgan f—ing Freeman, and this is the beginning of the third act,” Rue exclaims. Vibrant and captivating, Zendaya shines most when Rue unravels in despair or floats in mania. In these scenes, audiences are called to invest themselves in the show as Zendaya has in her latest role. Zendaya gives her all in “Euphoria” as a voice to represent and diagnose an entire generation and for it, she deserves our undivided attention.



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Harris to replace longtime women’s rowing coach Bordeau B y Eric vaughn

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Women’s rowing head coach Wendy Bordeau stepped down this week after 11 nonconsecutive years leading the program and 14 years total with the team. Kelly Harris — the lead assistant coach over the past two years — has been named interim head coach for the upcoming season. The Big Green will conduct a national search for the next permanent head coach who will start in the 2020-21 season. While Harris served as Bordeau’s assistant for the past two years, she had eight years of head coaching experience prior to arriving at Dartmouth. Harris began her head coaching career in the fall of 2005 at Marist College as one of the youngest Division I head coaches. Despite being just 26 years old, Harris had a successful, but brief, tenure — she was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Coach of the Year both years at Marist. The Red Foxes won two MAAC championships under Harris’ tutelage. Following her time at Marist, Harris took over as head coach at Marietta College where she spent six seasons. Harris earned the Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference Coach of the Year award three times with Marietta and won another set of back-to-back conference championships in 2011 and 2012. In 2011, her V8 boat reached the NCAA Division III National Championships, marking the first at-large bid for the crew in 12 years. The Pioneers’ national success continued in 2012, as Marietta won its first team championship and received a team spot in the NCAA Championships for the first time. After her accomplished tenure as a head coach at both Marist and Marietta, Harris accepted an assistant coaching position at Bucknell

University from 2013-16. In Harris’ final season, Bucknell’s second varsity eight won the Bison’s first Patriot League Championship gold medal in five years. Harris could not be reached for comment, but she said she is excited for the opportunity to coach the Big Green in a statement to the Dartmouth athletics department. “I look forward to leading Dartmouth women’s rowing for the 2019-20 season, and am appreciative of this opportunity,” Harris said in the statement. “We have a passionate group of returning student-athletes and an eager incoming class of 14 first-years who will all play a critical role in our success.” Verity Lynch ’21 said she is looking forward to having Harris as head coach and believes Harris has what it takes to succeed. “I’m eager to have coach Harris take us to new places this next season,” Lynch said. “She’s an inspiring woman who coaches with grit but humor when it’s needed, [and she] makes a great effort to understand our team on a personal level. She could not be more deserving of the position.” Katharine Phillips ’21 echoed Lynch’s sentiment, and discussed how Harris’ lofty goals will hopefully lead to a more competitive team next season. “I think that she’s going to have a really positive effect on team culture and mindset,” Phillips said. “Our team is trying to move towards a more competitive stance within the Ivy League, so I think coach Harris has big plans for that, and people are going to be willing to work hard for that.” Harris took over in the interim for the 2019-20 season for longtime coach Bordeau. Bordeau first served as head coach from 2005-14, raising the program to national acclaim in the process. The Big Green V8 reached the

NCAA Championship appearance two years into her tenure in 2007, and the entire Dartmouth crew qualified in 2009 — a feat that had not been accomplished since 1998. Bordeau led the Big Green to the NCAA Championship for the third time in her tenure in 2011. In addition to the team’s NCAA Championship appearances, over the course of 2007-11, the V8 reached the Grand Finals at the Eastern Sprints Regatta four times. The V8’s highest finish over that span came in 2011, when the boat finished third in the Grand Finals at Eastern Sprints. Bordeau also oversaw significant individual success beyond the scope of college competition during her tenure

as a coach. Several of her Big Green rowers earned national team seats for the United States, Canada and Britain, and many rowers received national scholar-athlete recognition. In 2014, Bordeau shifted to the position of senior associate athletics director for Dartmouth Varsity Sports, during which she coordinated 10 athletics programs for the Big Green and served as the deputy Title IX coordinator for athletics. After being reinstated as the head coach for women’s rowing in the fall of 2017, Bordeau did not reach the same level of success as she did in her first tenure. The team finished sixth out of eight schools in both the 2017-18 and 2018-19 Ivy League

championships before Bordeau stepped down. While Bordeau’s crews sustained success on the water for much of her tenure, she wrote in an email statement that her fondest memories came from getting to know the rowers. “Since the very beginning of my time here at Dartmouth, my rowers have been an extension of my own family,” Bordeau wrote. “I’ve been blessed to coach some amazing young women and to remain close with them as they’ve navigated their own careers and started their own families. I will always hold them near and dear to my heart.” Justin Kramer contributed reporting.




years with Bordeau as women’s rowing head coach

times the V8 reached the Grand Finals at Eastern Sprints between 2007-11

separate stints as women’s rowing head coach for Bordeau




freshmen in the incoming class of rowers

Harris’ age when she received her first head coaching job

years of head coaching experience for Harris before Dartmouth

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