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Maribel Sanchez Souther ’96 College hired remembered for vivacious spirit 25 new faculty
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Maribel Sanchez Souther ’96, who passed away on Dec. 31, 2016 stands with her husband and children.
By KRISTINE JIWOO AHN The Dartmouth
Maribel Sanchez Souther ’96 knew that there were no shortcuts in life, that if you wanted something, you had to work for it, said her former cross country teammate and long time friend Kristin McGee ’96. A Dartmouth runner, coach and mother of three,
Souther passed away on Dec. 31, 2016 at the age of 41 after ﬁghting cancer. Born into a family of ﬁve children of Dominican parents in Washington Heights, New York, Souther began running competitively at the age of seven through her neighborhood running team. “She went to her first running practice in jeans,”
her husband John Souther recalled, citing a story told by her siblings. “She really just wanted to make friends in the neighborhood.” Maribel Souther attended Yorktown High School, where she developed a passion for distance running and excelled in cross country and track. While at Dartmouth, SEE SOUTHER PAGE 3
Four experts appointed to external review board By ALEX FREDMAN The Dartmouth Staﬀ
Last month, the College announced the appointment of four experts on diversity and inclusion to an external review board charged with evaluating Dartmouth’s ongoing Action Plan for Inclusive Excellence. The selected board members are Kimberly Griffin, John Rich ’80, Keivan Stassun and Kiva Wilson ’04. An associate professor for the University of Maryland’s higher
This academic year, 25 professors joined the faculty, representing a wide range of academic ﬁelds. The economics department had the most hires. Leila Agha, Na’ama Shenhav and Dmitry Taubinsky are newly minted assistant professors; Treb Allen is a distinguished associate professor of economics and globalization. Agha taught Economics 10, “Introduction to Statistical Methods,” this past fall. Oyebola Okunogbe ’06 is completing her postdoctoral research at the World Bank and will be joining the faculty in two years. Chair of the economics department Christopher S nyd e r at t r i bu t e s t h e department’s aggressive recruiting to the department’s and faculty
turnover, notwithstanding that economics is the College’s most popular major. “ We received applications from over 700 Ph.D. economists,” he said. But despite the volume of applicants, recruiting is still a balancing act, Snyder said. The College is competing with other top schools for candidates, so the department tends to recruit in the subﬁelds in which it is strongest — international economics, development economics, applied economics and microeconomics chief among them. The department is unusual, however, as the College does not have a graduate program for economics. Nonetheless, Synder pointed out that what the College lacks in Ph.D. granting programs SEE FACULTY PAGE 9
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education, student affairs and inter national education policy program, Griﬃn focuses on studying underrepresented communities and their experiences in higher education. Griﬃn thinks it is essential at this time to think about campus climate and diversity. “I really hope to bring to bear some of the ways that scholars and researchers have approached the same questions that the Dartmouth faculty, SEE DIVERSITY PAGE 6
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With popular shops and restaurants, Hanover’s Main Street is the town’s center.
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DAILY DEBRIEFING The Thayer School of Engineering and the Hopkins Center for the Arts partnered in December to offer a fourday course instructing students on how to build their own instruments. Brooklyn-based composer Molly Herron as well as Thayer professors Vicky May and Ulrike Wegst co-taught the course.Using bamboo pipes, metal rods and plastic buckets, among other materials, the students created a wide variety of instruments, which musicians Matt Evans and Amy Garapic of the percussion emsemble Tigue used to create a percussion piece at the course’s conclusion. Eight students participated in the course, with the instruments they created being ones not normally found in an orchestra. Tigue will use the student instruments alongside others later this spring to play a composition Herron is composing to celebrate Thayer’s 150th anniversary. Accompanying Tigue will be three currently unnamed vocalists. The Hopkins Center was the primary commissoner for Herron’s project, with the project being funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as part of a project blending science with art. A majority of the students were freshmen or sophomores who had just started their engineering degrees. Specific days for students included viewing videos of odd instruments and learning about metallurgy in the jewelry studio. During the course, students attempted to create a keyboard, but, due to time constraints, instead were able to create the sounds they wanted by drilling holes into metal pipes. The concert featuring the handmade instruments and Herron’s composition will be on Thursday, May 4 in the MacLean Engineering Sciences Center at Thayer and will be free and open to the public. Martin Luther King Day, taking place Jan 15., at Dartmouth has recently garnered the theme of “The Fierce Urgency of Now.” Every year, Dartmouth grants the Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Awards to members of the Dartmouth and Upper Valley communities who have contributed to social justice, public health, civil rights, peace, education or environmental justice. The awards are sponsored by the Office of Institutional Diversity & Equity, the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee and the Dartmouth Center for Service, among other offices. The recipients of the award will be honored at Filene Auditorium at Moore Hall on Thursday, Jan. 26 as part of the panel discussion titled, “Conversations with Change Makers.” - COMPILED BY ZACHARY BENJAMIN AND NOAH GOLDSTEIN
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Anita Brown has been at College for 45 years, filled multiple positions
She especially enjoyed working noting Brown’s responsiveness and with Jim Hornig, the director of positive attitude. The Dartmouth the program at the After spending It has been over 45 years since time. nearly half a Anita Brown began her career at the “I always felt I “I think [Brown] century working institution she now calls home. She was working with is a repository of with the Dartmouth currently works as an administrative him and not for c o m m u n i t y, important facts assistant in the College’s alumni him,” she said. Brown’s longevity relations department, but Brown’s Since 2009, and histories and at the College service to the college has taken many Brown has worked traditions, as well brings a unique forms in multiple offices. in the Office of perspective to After graduating from Champlain Alumni Relations as policy rationale.” campus, Hoffman College, located in Burlington, o f f i c e a s t h e said. Vermont, Brown was led to the a d m i n i s t r at i ve “I think [Brown] -MARK HOFFMAN, Hanover area by a fellow graduate assistant for the is a repository of in need of a roommate. In 1971, she c o m m u n i t i e s ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR important facts began working for the Dartmouth team. According OF OPERATIONS FOR and histories and Medical School, now known as the to vice president traditions, as well Geisel School of Medicine, as an o f a l u m n i ALUMNI RELATIONS as policy rationale,” administrative assistant. relations Martha he said. Since then, Brown has changed Beattie, this team Beattie noted positions multiple times. After her oversees all the alumni regional Brown’s special ability to serve as an time at the medical school, she moved clubs, affiliated groups, shared ambassador for the College because to work in the interest groups she is so widely known and respected environmental “She serves as a a n d w o m e n in the alumni community after her s t u d i e s of Dartmouth many years of service. d e p a r t m e n t real anchor and groups. “She serves as a real anchor and and then alumni knowledge base for Brown knowledge base for the different relations, where loves interacting people who have come and gone in the different people she currently with the alumni, her department,” Beattie said. w o r k s . O n e who have come especially the For her own part, Brown has of the aspects and gone in her ones who she observed some broad changes in the about working at once worked community, most of them for the Dartmouth she department.” with as students, better. For example, she has noted most appreciates she said. a significant increase in diversity is that employees Mark Hoffman, within the College compared to -MARTHA BEATTIE, VICE can apply to a s s o c i a t e when she started out. other positions PRESIDENT OF ALUMNI d i r e c t o r o f Despite the obstacles that often of interest while RELATIONS o p e r a t i o n s rise with significant changes, Brown s t i l l wo rk i n g f o r a l u m n i said that things have always worked for the same relations and out. institution, she said. Brown’s colleague, said that Brown’s Both Beattie and Hoffman Her longest, and favorite, tenured enthusiasm for her job makes those specifically mentioned Browns position at Dartmouth was her time she works with feel important. contagious laugh as an example of in the department of environmental “[Brown] has a unique ability to her positivity. studies, where she worked for 16 make people — especially alumni “She is a wonderfully upbeat and years. volunteers — feel heard, respected important member of all that is being “I saw it go from a beginning and valued,” Hoffman said. accomplished here,” Hoffman said. program to what it is today,” she He regularly receives comments “It’s a privilege to work with her every said. from alumni volunteers specifically day.”
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Anita Brown, current administrative assistant for Dartmouth’s alumni relations department, has worked at the College for 45 years.
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Souther inspired friends and family through her actions FROM SOUTHER PAGE 1
Souther was a member of the women’s cross country and track and ﬁeld teams, where she was a fourtime All-American and seven-time Ivy League Heptagonal Champion. She was honored as Dartmouth’s outstanding female athlete in 1996. Barry Harwick ’77, the head coach of Dartmouth men’s cross country and track teams, said that Maribel Souther was certainly one of the best runners the College has ever had. She was known by many of her teammates for exemplifying the perfect balance between being serious when it counted and knowing how to let go and have fun. “She could be very ﬁerce and competitive when she had to be, but she also knew how to be light, very funny, and have a good time with the ordinary things,” McGee said. “She thought that whatever had to be done, we might as well make it fun.” Deirdre Shearer ’98, who ran with Souther during and after college, echoed McGee’s sentiment when she said that Maribel Souther taught her a lot about being a student athlete at Dartmouth, such as how to let go and enjoy life rather than trying to do everything perfectly.
After graduation, Souther “Maribel as a mom was a pursued a professional running wonderful, fun thing to watch career in Boston and qualified because she put everything into her for the 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials, three children,” Dartmouth women’s though an injury prevented her track and ﬁeld head coach Sandra from competing. She then returned Ford-Centonze said. Harwick to Dartmouth as an assistant coach described Souther as someone who in 2002 and served as the head cross made friends wherever she went by country and assistant track coach taking a genuine interest in others’ from 2003 to lives. 2010. H e r “ W h e n “She knew the right friend Alicia recruits visited, things to say to uplift Przydzielski she was the one agreed, saying, your spirit.” they wanted to “She knew the emulate — they right things to wanted to come -ALICIA PRZYDZIELSKI, say to uplift to Dartmouth your spirit. because they MARIBEL SOUTHER’S BEST She does kind w a n t e d t o FRIEND things, subtle become like compliments her,” said Ellen — a thank O’Neil ’87, you card or an Souther’s coach, mentor, colleague encouragement that resonate with and friend. “She was very humble, people. It’s the little things — but successful, gracious, competitive — those are special characteristics that just a really good person.” not everyone has.” She met her husband John Przydzielski, a nurse practitioner Souther through mutual friends. The at a Dartmouth Hitchcock clinic two started their family in Hanover in Lebanon, New Hampshire, said and had three children: Jackson (8), that Souther inspired her to be a Paco (6) and Christine (2). more active mother and community Maribel Souther always worked participant. As Przydzielski’s and hard to ensure her kids had the best Souther’s eldest sons are friends, they life experience possible growing up would regularly explore diﬀerent in a college town, John Souther said. hikes or swim at the local lakes
together. O’Neil said. “I remember thinking, Maribel Souther always pushed ‘That’s not quite what I had in mind her community to attend Dartmouth but you’re a senior, you should have sports events, Przydzielski said. a right to go through with your plan.’ Shearer said that she will And she did hang onto that group — remember Souther for her spirit of it was a really hard fought race, and bringing people together. not a minute of it was comfortable for “She was just one of those her. But she did hang on. That was teammates in it for every single the highest ﬁnish for a Dartmouth person on the team,” she said. runner at that time.” “Whatever community she was O’Neil said that she sees a lot of part of, she became a big part of it parallels between that standout race and she stayed part of it,” McGee and Souther’s ﬁght with cancer. Her said, describing how Maribel Souther tough mindset meant she would ﬁght kept in touch with teammates and as hard as she could for as long as athletes for a long time after college she could bear it. and her time coaching them. Souther’s husband worked with “I think she really showed what the development oﬃce at Dartmouth being a part of the Dartmouth track to establish a scholarship in her and ﬁeld family is,” Ford-Centonze memory called The Maribel Sanchez said. Souther 1996 Memorial Scholarship Besides the Dartmouth running Fund. Gifts to the scholarship program, Souther was greatly fund will support financial aid, involved in expanding the foreign particularly for minority track and language program at the local ﬁeld or cross country athletes at Bernice A. Ray School to bring Dartmouth. Spanish to the younger students. She “Maribel’s ability to come to was also a part of the fundraising Dartmouth was made possible very committee of the Montshire much by scholarship and ﬁnancial Museum of Science in Norwich, aid so [John Souther] wanted to Vermont, helping with its annual honor her with the legacy of a fundraising auction as late as this scholarship at Dartmouth,” said Ann past spring. Root Keith, chief operating oﬃcer “She had a fun, loving zest for for advancement at the College. life,” John Souther said. “Meeting A funeral mass was held on Jan. 7 Maribel was a pivotal event in my with calling hours on Jan. 6 at Saint life that set my life in the direction Denis Catholic Church in Hanover. that it did. I certainly wouldn’t be An informal fun run was held on Jan. living here, wouldn’t have tried 7 on the Green. cross country skiing, wouldn’t have “One thing that really stood out to visited the Dominican Republic, me was how the Hanover community wouldn’t have really rallied a son named a r o u n d “I think she really Paco … I can’t [Souther] and imagine my life showed what being a supported her without [her].” part of the Dartmouth fo r t h e p a s t Shearer two and a half r e m e m b e r e d track and ﬁeld family years,” O’Neil how Souther is.” said. “After she never backed passed away, down from people flew in a ny k i n d o f -SANDRA FORDfrom all over the c h a l l e n g e , CENTONZE, WOMEN’S country on very whether it short notice. I was a race or TRACK AND FIELD HEAD was awestruck a time to beat. COACH by that. I She recalled a think that’s a camping trip testament to the when people were cliﬀ jumping into community but to her as well. She the water. Though Souther at ﬁrst touched a lot of people, whether backed out on the jump, it was the locally or from afar.” ﬁrst thing she did the next morning. Maribel is survived by her “She couldn’t sleep all night husband John; children Jackson, because she had to do it,” Shearer Paco and Christine; parents Maria said. “She was like that with and Silvio; and siblings Bernadette, ever ything. She was always Jennifer and Silvio. challenging herself. She had these “I think she would want people goals and had to accomplish them.” to remember the fun times they O’Neil recalled Souther’s had, the laugher they shared, the standout race during her senior year. little things — the conversations “I was thinking she should start they had over coﬀee, a picnic or an out [the race] around 30th place and outing they may have had together then work her way up during the last or a moment when their kids were mile to go up to 20th, but she told laughing together,” Przydzielski said. me that she would like to go out with John Souther is the investment manager the lead group and try to hang on,” for The Dartmouth, Inc.
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It’s Not a Millennial Vice
Our Achey, Fakey News
Millennials aren’t more susceptible to misinformation than their elders.
Fighting fake news is all but impossible — but we have to try.
Did you know that three out of ten millennials buried within their spheres. do not know who Josef Stalin was? Or that Although a number of sources are consistently only two out of ten recognize the name Mao trustworthy, the amount of truthful content Zedong? It is these sorts of horrific statistics that varies in most others. However, tone is a good give shame to America and its next generation. indicator of the proportion of opinion to fact in And these are not due to the blatant ignorance a piece. If they use strong, insulting language and of these 18 to 34 year-olds, but rather because a casual tone you should consider branching out those first two things I said were completely false. to neutral or contradictory sources. Without a I just made them up. wide array of opinions, you Now, some of you Every time I see the may not have the necessary who may have believed resources to form your or appreciated those title “Survey shows: own, so you simply resort initial falsities may defend something ridiculous,” to repeating information yourselves by citing the you’ve absorbed. Authors “believability” of those I cannot help but may also cherry-pick, figures. Or, even more wonder whether using information that boldly, you may argue any statisticians support their case while that whether I was conveniently ignoring truthful or not does not were harmed in the disagreeable but vital matter, as the fact that it’s production of such information. “believable” says enough Finding any sort of solution about whatever statistics unempirical studies. — long-term or short-term, you were presented with. macro or micro — to this Anyone with even the slightest background newly proliferating problem flummoxes me. in college math may very well become physically Fact-checking does not seem to help but instead ill if he or she perused under the thin layer of only further alienates “outsiders” from the inrespectable sources. Every time I see the title group of those who believe a certain branch “Survey shows: something ridiculous,” I cannot of fake news. Fact-checking may also come off help but wonder whether any statisticians were as pretentious, especially when responses are harmed in the production of such unempirical drafted as if an English professor were breathing studies. There, bubbling closely under the down the commentator’s neck, widening the surface, lies a great, formidable danger to our rift between those who have a college degree modern society: fake news. or enjoy academia and those who do not. The Especially during this past election season, only viable way to execute the delicate task of fake news has often overshadowed its more informing without offending is to ignore those truthful counterparts. The sensationalism, you do not know and privately message or after all, is hard to resist for some trigger-happy converse with friends. Facebook sharers. And I’m sure that you have It will be a long and arduous process. But all heard the phrase “echo chamber” too peer, reader or stranger, I believe in you. For a frequently these past few months. To approach minute (or two), I too believed that the Great these chambers and return uninjured and to Barrier Reef had died when I saw the headlines improve that chamber in some way is a difficult several weeks ago. All it takes is humility and an task to accomplish. Fake news contributes to the investigative spirit to battle fake news. Yes, you solidarity of these in-groups. As a result, when are entitled to your own opinion. However, you outsiders respond with facts that may ruin their are not entitled to your own facts. That belongs manifestos, these groups tend to further reject to science, academia and reality. Leave the fake fact-checking and become even more deeply news to ClickHole.
As if questions of so-called fake news stunts some of the in-depth reporting that could not get any more lurid and absurdist, was once possible. on Tuesday night Americans were treated to It is an impossible situation not only for a report published by Buzzfeed news that, this country’s journalists but for its people. amongst other things, claimed that President- No newspaper — including, certainly, The elect Donald Trump paid a slew of Muscovite Dartmouth, which issues its fair share of prostitutes to defile a bed used by President corrections and is run by humans who err Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle regularly — or other media outlet can ever Obama while Trump watched. Whether fully purge mistakes or misinformation from the claim is true is, ultimately, relatively its pages or screens. But all media outlets immaterial: millions of have to try, day in and Americans will hear it and The dilemma for day out, working against believe it, many millions time, with — in most more will dismiss it as journalists is often, cases — ever-shrinking propaganda regardless appallingly, between resources to report on ever of its provenance or any more complicated stories speed and accuracy. process undertaken to involving hundreds if not confirm or rebut the If you delay in getting thousands of people. accusations. The dilemma the scoop published, In a Nov. 9, 1710 for journalists is often, piece in The Examiner, a less scrupulous appallingly, between Jonathan Swift wrote reporter will surely speed and accuracy. If that “falsehood flies, and you delay in getting the beat you to it… the truth comes limping scoop published, a less after it.” The remark — scrupulous reporter will which spawned more famous and, somewhat surely beat you to it — or the story will simply ironically, more erroneous attributions to lose its relevance thanks to time lost. But if you everyone from Mark Twain to Sun Tzu to publish too soon and without an absolutely Winston Churchill — is oft-quoted and has bulletproof fact-checking process — a process stood the test of time. This election cycle, it that can easily take days or weeks — you can is particularly apt. It seems that whether or end up propagating fake news. There is no not news has even a shred of veracity is less easy solution and, worldwide, even the most important than whether it is clickable and prestigious and revered news organizations are shareable. struggling with these issues, although it is in the Perhaps the most egregious and most realm of social media and the blogosphere that notable incident of fake news in the recent the greatest offenses occur, with the sharers of past was the so-called “Pizzagate” incident in Twitter and Facebook easily spinning a yarn which a number of rightwith the loosest base in fact wing websites claimed to All we can ask of you, into a story absorbed by have discovered a child And to those who as our readers… is that millions. sex ring organized by distrust any established Democratic operative you have our backs. media, the insistence by John Podesta and centered Read news critically, reliable news outlets — of on Comet Ping Pong which there remain many pizzeria in Washington, read it carefully and, dozens — that such a story D.C. The Metropolitan most importantly is false serves only to fuel Police Department of the fire. of all, double check the District of Columbia For journalists, officially condemned everything before errors are inevitable the story as a “fictitious making that social but crushing. For the conspiracy theory,” but American public and that wasn’t enough to stop media post. our political culture, the an armed gunman from harm is far worse. We opening fire at the restaurant and causing are forced, as human beings, to consider the severe distress although, fortunately, no one words of President George Washington in his was wounded. Farewell Address: “in reviewing the incidents According to police, that man authentically of my administration, I am unconscious of believed that the restaurant housed a child intentional error, I am nevertheless too sensible sex ring and that, by going to “investigate,” of my defects not to think it probable that I he might save children’s lives. Wouldn’t any may have committed many errors.” person with a shred of morality — if led to Reporters, journalists and pundits can believe that he or she could stop the sexual only do their best. And all they can ask of abuse of children — be obliged to act? Of Americans, as readers and fellow citizens, is course. The man fully believed he was doing that they support them in that effort. Read good — and that’s the biggest problem. For news critically, read it carefully and, most many, there is no way to distinguish between importantly of all, double check everything real and fake news. Even the most well- before making that social media post. informed readers of the news media may have difficulty in an era where absurd stories The editorial board consists of the opinion staff, the may well be true and internet media outlets opinion editor, both executive editors and the editorproliferate, all while a 24-hour news cycle in-chief.
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staﬀ, administration and students are asking and come up with solutions and answers,” she said. Rich is a professor at the Drexel University School of Public Health, where he leads the Drexel Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice. In 2006, he was named a MacArthur Fellow. He was inducted into the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences in 2009 and served as a Dartmouth trustee from 2008 to 2016. Stassun is a professor of physics and astronomy at Vanderbilt University, where he co-chaired the Diversity, Inclusion and Community committee. In 2015, the magazine “INSIGHT Into Diversity” gave him the Diversity Visionary Award. “One of the accomplishments that I’m proudest of at Vanderbilt over the last decade with regards to diversity and inclusion has been ﬁnding new ways of identifying and supporting students and faculty from traditionally underrepresented or marginalized backgrounds,” Stassun said. “I know from very recent experience how timely and essential this work is for our great institutions of higher learning.”
Wilson is a diversity business partner with Facebook, where she manages the company’s diversity program. After graduating from Dartmouth, Wilson served with the Peace Corps in El Salvador and later acted as a program manager in the organization’s oﬃce of diversity and national outreach. Last October, the Executive Committee on Inclusive Excellence announced that Shaun Harper, the founder and executive director of the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education at the University of Pennsylvania, would chair the external review board. Harper will be leaving UPenn for the University of Southern California in July to found the USC Race and Equity Center. “I kept my ﬁngers crossed as we were pursuing Professor Harper,” vice president for institutional diversity and equity Evelynn Ellis said. “He’s a genius. That’s not an overstatement: as far as educational policies, issues, challenges, he’s a genius.” The panelists were chosen by the College’s Executive Committee on Inclusive Excellence, comprised of College President Phil Hanlon, SEE DIVERSITY PAGE 9
TOO POOL FOR SCHOOL
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Students play pool in the 8-Ball Hall, located in the Collis Center.
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STAFF COLUMNIST BEN SZUHAJ ’19
STAFF COLUMNIST LUCY LI ’19
Greeks Can Halt Assault
Time for a Truce on Trump
I published an article entitled “In Defense of of toxic masculinity and rape culture within Fraternities” on Oct. 16, 2016 which received a an organization, I also believe that all-male fair amount of criticism. My argument was three- organizations such as fraternities can provide a fold: that fraternities offer benefits for members, framework within which dialogue can take place, that they are not as limiting as stereotypes may on which policy can be implemented and with suggest and that during my first term in a fraternity, which we can work to reduce the incidence of I had a positive, enjoyable experience. sexual assault on our campus. The intent of my article was not to discuss all At this point you might be wondering: “How?” of the complex issues related to or affiliated with That’s a fair question. It’s one I’ve been grappling Greek life but rather to point out that fraternity with for weeks. The answer, I’ve come to believe, life can be a rich and rewarding experience is through a multi-step approach composed from for members — a rather obvious argument within, designed and implemented by students in which at best I assumed to be a positive, albeit an effort to change our cultural norms regarding benign message, and at worst a self-servicing sexual violence, to better empower survivors advertisement of privilege. Never did I expect to and bystanders, to make reporting easier for be accused of propagating survivors and to make toxic masculinity or rape I am bothered by the repercussions more severe culture. Never did I think for perpetrators. While penning a 650-word article assertion that Greek the scale of this approach about membership in a life at Dartmouth may be daunting, many fraternity required one to student organizations, such add such disclaimers as: is a fundamentally as the Greek Leadership sexual assault still happens harmful force and an Council and Movement on college campuses at unchangeably harmful Against Violence, are an alarming rate. Racism already crafting policies is still a problem in institution. and initiatives designed America. Differences in to help move us closer to socioeconomic status can achieving these goals. still lead to differences in access to opportunity. I I say “move us closer” because when it comes to did not add in my article that we, as Dartmouth eliminating sexual assault, absolute achievement students, are a diverse community of people facing is a very difficult thing to measure. For instance, a world replete with complex issues because I how does one measure the change in our cultural assumed that fact was obvious. norms regarding sexual violence? Furthermore, But here, now, I would like to begin a discussion seemingly straightforward changes like making of the issues related to the Greek system. I cannot reporting easier become much more difficult adequately address them all in one column, so when you consider how intangible factors such I’ll devote the rest of this piece to the issue that as fear or shame often prevent survivors from appeared most often in the criticism of my reporting in the first place. In my opinion, this is previous article: sexual assault. where the importance of peer counselorship and It is undeniable that fraternities and their compassionate, well-informed dialogue is most members have the potential to be complicit in potently felt. Counseling has the potential to ease behaviors that directly or indirectly lead to sexual the immense physiological burden of coming to assault. Sexual assault is often associated with high- terms with a sexual assault. Dialogue, especially risk drinking and social spaces. It is perpetrated that which takes place between organizations such disproportionately, although not exclusively, by as MAV and fraternities, can educate fraternity men. Toxic masculinity — the warped sense of members on when and how to intervene in masculinity that profiteers off of sexual conquests, sexually coercive situations. But even more than slut-shaming and “locker room talk,” and that that — even more than compassion, education, is present in some but not all male-dominated policy and dialogue — what we need is time. groups — perpetuates rape culture. Add to the Sexual assault is a crime, and like all crimes, mix the fact that male-dominated social spaces there will always be people who engage in it. If — such as fraternities, where a brother’s bedroom we can’t identify and stop every would-be rapist may only be a flight of stairs away — can be before he or she acts, then we must hope that intimidating for male and female guests alike over time our community — and all of the social and can cause them to feel as though they are groups and organizations contained within it — indebted to brothers, that as guests they must comes to condemn the crime more and more reciprocate for inhabiting the brothers’ space or and intervene in problematic situations when consuming the brothers’ alcohol, and the risk of they arise. sexual assault rises. As much as it pains me to say it, I believe I am fully aware of the role fraternities in that for these changes to take place, we need particular and social spaces in general play in more time. Time is what allows social norms sexual assault, but I am bothered by the assertion to change, and time, coupled with education, that Greek life at Dartmouth is a fundamentally compassion, dialogue and policy, is what will harmful force and an unchangeably harmful allow us as a community to continue to reduce institution. I believe that it, like many things, is the rate of sexual assault at Dartmouth. I believe much more complicated than that. Just because that fraternities and formalized social spaces in toxic masculinity and rape culture may exist general provide a level of accountability that within some all-male groups does not mean those anonymous dorm parties do not. They also supply despicable influences are present among all of a framework that can perpetuate the programs the all-male groups on campus. And while “all- and dialogues already taking place, which will, male” may be a prerequisite for the propagation eventually, lead to change.
One of my best friends has a Donald frustrations cultivated by years of rejecting Trump sticker on her laptop. When I saw half of myself to fit into a predominantly it, I was so appalled by this shameless show white society. I remember being 10 years of support for the president-elect that I old and confused and unhappy that I didn’t proceeded to scratch angrily at the corners look like a lot of the other girls. I remember of the sticker, trying to rip it off, while she being told in middle school that I was really wrestled her computer away from me and pretty — for an Asian. I remember doing well yelled something like “That’s my sticker!” on tests in high school and having people use We laughed it off, trying to mask our anger my ethnicity to justify my achievements. I’ve and prevent sarcastic banter from escalating had people get in my way and then proceed into a real fight. I was angry that someone to tell me to “open my eyes.” I’ve been told to so close to me could support someone so chill out any time I vocalized my anger over despicable; she was angry that I ruined her racist “jokes” made to my face, as if I was pristine sticker and blatantly disrespected her expected to laugh along with their ignorance. by rejecting her right to support whomever Has this complex actually been detrimenand whatever she wants to support. That’s tal enough to stunt me? I don’t think so. These what democracy is about, isn’t it? experiences, if anything, have only given me A few days later, a passive-aggressive text thicker skin. They’ve motivated me to find message regarding Trump escalated into a comfort in discomfort, a frequent condition serious argument between us. It made me when one’s existence is the melting pot of two wonder why, for the first time in my life, I had clashing cultures. I have developed a love for allowed a political difference in opinion to my differences that has almost convinced me affect my perception of people. I realized that that the society I live in appreciates these diflike Michael Mayer ’17, who wrote a guest ferences as well. The idea of Trump becoming column entitled “Trumpism: A Violent Ideol- the next president never crossed my mind ogy” on Jan. 5, for me, Trump had come to until I viewed the election results because the represent a malicious ideology that flagrantly eternal optimist that I am sincerely believed went against everything that I am and believe this country could not possibly be so hateful. in. This ideology is one in which people of I was very wrong. privilege see their entitlement as a birthright; My minority complex has not prevented it is misogynistic, racist, me from reaching my homophobic and xenolevel of self-acceptance phobic. It perpetuates the The soon-to-be leader today, but it has made message that minorities of the free world me angry. The election of are not welcome, that Trump as the next presiwomen should be objec- is a hateful bigot. dent of the United States tified, that all Muslims However, this does was a slap in the face. It are terrorists and that was a political announcenot mean that the identifying as anything ment that the world was but a heterosexual white millions of Americans more backwards than I male is inferior. With this who voted for him are had realized. I was angry in mind, I also realized and I still am angry, that I was using Trump as bigots as well. Trump’s hate speech is an outlet to channel my not enough to convince anger at an unjust world. over half the country that Mayer’s piece is a response to Tyler Baum he is unsuitable for presidency. ’20’s Nov. 15, 2016 guest column “Why I The soon-to-be leader of the free world is Voted for Trump,” although calling Mayer’s a hateful bigot. However, this does not mean column an attack might be more appropriate. that the millions of Americans who voted for In the immediate aftermath of the election him are bigots as well. None of us can pretend I would have agreed with Mayer’s every to understand the struggles of the people word. However, after tending to my hurt whose lives we’ve never lived, and despite feelings and eventually learning how to be the struggles I’ve gone through as a woman the bigger person, I can’t pretend to be blind of color and a child of immigrants, I can’t to the blame and lack of justification in his pretend that the life I live isn’t blessed and arguments against Baum and all Trump sup- privileged. My opposition to Trump stems porters alike — as much as I would like to from the fact that I feel personally attacked remain angrily unsympathetic to the other by the ideology he represents. For a Trump side. Mayer’s argumentation follows a black supporter, ideology might not have been the and white logic that demonizes Trump — most important issue in this election because and rightfully so — but also demonizes his of struggles in their lives that I can’t identify supporters and ignores a very large gray area with. I can’t blame anyone for that, but I that many Trump supporters fall under. He am allowed to be angry about it. We are all offers us only two positions: you either believe allowed to be angry as long as we are also in everything that Trump is for or you believe sympathetic. in none of it. As I told my friend with the Trump sticker, I am a woman of color and a first-gener- I can’t respect an opinion that is pro-Trump ation Chinese-American. These identifiers because I can’t deny myself my right to feel have given me a “minority complex” that is angry. I can, however, choose not to be as in some ways justified and in other ways an ignorant as the Trump supporters who actuunfortunate manifestation of insecurities and ally are bigots.
Sexual assault can be halted, in part, by fraternities taking action.
It’s no olive branch, but it’s time to end the ideological war.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2017
College intends to improve diversity
board. Board members will be tasked Provost Carolyn Dever, executive with independently monitoring the implementation and ongoing vice president Rick Mills and Ellis. “The board was selected based progress of the action plan and then on their ability to provide input and making annual reports to the Board o f Tr u s t e e s, ... evaluate our according to actions,” Ellis Ellis. s a i d . “ T h e y “One of the “One of the can look at the agreements we had agreements we a c t i o n p l a n with the community is had with the and the actions community is we are taking that everything we do that everything ... so that we will be transparent.” we do will be have objective transparent,” views on our Ellis said. successes and -EVELYNN ELLIS, S h e our challenges.” VICE PRESIDENT FOR added that all Initiated last May by Hanlon, INSTITUTIONAL DIVERSITY reports made by the review the Action Plan AND EQUITY board will be for Inclusive made available Excellence charges the College to take specific on the website. actions in the next several years to Decisions regarding when and improve diversity and inclusivity where the board will meet will be on campus. It outlines six initiatives up to the members of the panel, for the College to improve upon: according to Ellis. However, she increasing faculty diversity, increasing added, the board members are likely staff diversity, building a more to visit campus at least once before inclusive community, increasing their first report, which is scheduled transparency, confronting and to be released this spring. learning from the past and being It will also be up to board members to decide how the review board accountable. Each of the six initiatives features will function in the future. While specific tasks to be achieved, such as the action plan specifically calls for “double faculty diversity recruitment the creation of an external review fund” and “commission public panel, there are not many explicit projects on Dartmouth’s history instructions detailing the board’s of diversity and inclusivity.” The goals. Action Plan for Inclusive Excellence’s Nonetheless, Griffin was impressed website lists the tasks proposed by with Dartmouth’s efforts to create an the action plan, and labels each action plan for increased diversity as “in planning,” “in progress” or and social accountability. “It’s so good to see an institution “complete.” The “Be Accountable” initiative taking such an intentional path specifically includes a task requiring toward increasing inclusion on their the creation of an external review campus,” she said.
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LIVING IT UP IN THE LIBRARY
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Students are already hard at work on First Floor Berry during the first couple of weeks of winter term.
25 new faculty come to College FROM FACULTY PAGE 1
it makes up in community and opportunities. “ Pe o p l e l i k e t o g o t o places that have a stimulating research environment,” he said. “Teaching and researching with undergraduates has its own appeal.” Further more, because the College does not have an economics graduate program, faculty are free to concentrate in an economic subfield, Snyder said. He noted that the department will not be recruiting during the next academic year because the new hires were employed through the academic cluster initiative, College President Phil Hanlon’s collaborative, targeted-hiring plan that aims to recruit cohorts of scholars focused on specific themes, questions and social issues. The gender ratio of the new group of hires differs from that of the College. Of the 25 hires, 11 are men and 14 are women, while there are more male faculty than female at the College overall. The percentage of male faculty at the College has hovered around 60 percent from 2011 to 2015, while the percentage of female faculty has gone down since 2012 — from 38.9 percent to 39.5 percent. Associate provost for institutional research Alicia Betsinger said that there are a number of initiatives underway to combat hiring bias in the College’s recruiting practices. “ N o t h i n g i n t h e d at a i s manifesting just yet,” she said. “However, given the new initiatives
and faculty expansion plans for [the] Christianne Wohlforth said. Thayer [School of Engineering], “[Dartmouth] needs to do a better there should be movement in the job at retaining faculty from next couple of years.” historically underrepresented Thayer remains the least diverse backgrounds.” branch of the College. From 2011 Consequently, the College to 2015, men is targeting the have made working pipeline up between “This is the most by ensuring 82 and 86.2 diverse group of that students percent of with diverse incoming faculty in the faculty at backgrounds who Thayer, while recent years, which is would like to women have great.” pursue a career in made up 13.8 academia receive to 18 percent. support through Furthermore, -CHRISTIANNE prog rams like minorities and the Mellon Mays WOHLFORTH, SPECIAL internationals Undergraduate h a v e m a d e ASSISTANT TO THE Fe l l ow s h i p, up 14 to 22 PRESIDENT which has placed percent and undergraduates in three to four Ph.D. programs percent of around the country. faculty at Thayer respectively, But Wohlforth acknowledges while whites have made up 77.6 to competition in the marketplace, as 84 percent. The only new hire for the College is competing with other Thayer this year, Geoffrey Parker, universities in a regional market. In is male. other words, location matters, so One of the six initiatives the College must leverage its rural a n n o u n c e d u n d e r P re s i d e n t environment to attract new talent. Hanlon’s Action Plan for Inclusive Wohlforth was, however, pleased by Excellence is increasing faculty the College’s success in this regard diversity. It is divided into 15 this year. subgoals, of which one is complete, “This is the most diverse group eight are in progress and six are of incoming faculty in recent years, in planning. The completed task which is great,” Wohlforth said. was doubling the faculty diversity The Action Plan of Inclusive recruitment fund. Excellence is still a work in progress. The College is not alone, Nonetheless, it aims to increase the however, in striving to increase percentage of underrepresented faculty diversity. tenure-track faculty institution “ It is a n at i o n al t re n d , ” wide from 16 percent to 25 percent special assistant to the President by 2020.
THE DARTMOUTH EVENTS
FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2017
DARTMOUTHEVENTS TODAY 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Charles C. Jones Seminar with University of Vermont Professor Frederic Sansoz, Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Public Opening Reception for “Bahar Behbahani: Let the Garden Eram Flourish,” Hood Downtown, 53 Main Street
8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Béla Pintér and Company in “Our Secrets,” Hopkins Center Moore Theater
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Survivors of Sexual Assault Panel and Discussion, Oopik Auditorium, Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Keynote Speaker: Tim Wise, author of “White Like Me,” Oopik Auditorium, Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center
7:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
Film: “Hacksaw Ridge,” directed by Mel Gibson, Visual Arts Center 104 Loew Auditorium RELEASE DATE– Friday, January 13, 2017
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32 Judd matriarch 33 Legally prohibit 38 One of Disney’s official eleven 39 Perfume staples 41 Forum infinitive 42 Yokum cartoonist 44 Garage service 45 Agitated 48 Where much tiedyeing takes place
49 Kitchen bar 50 Prohibition 51 Tone down 52 Camera that uses 70mm film 53 Move like honey 54 Modern-day Mesopotamia 55 Newbie 56 Commonly anchored shelter
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THE DARTMOUTH ARTS
FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2017
Student Spotlight: studio art major Kelsey Phares ’17 portraits of people of color, focusing on lighting and highlighting the The Dartmouth Staff personalities of her subjects. If you wander into the Black Amara Ihionu ’17, who took Family Visual Arts Center at 3:00 the class with Phares, said “she a.m. on most weekdays, you’ll likely centered her subjects in a very find a cluster of studio art students dignified, simplistic way.” working or studying — among In her photography, Phares them Kelsey Phares ’17. highlights body shapes through Phares took strategic her first studio “She’s great to have placement art class in the and contrast winter of her in the studio. We with the freshman year bounce ideas off each background. a n d l i k e d i t other, and it’s great S h e so much, she said that some signed up for to have someone to of her favorite more. photographs commiserate with Phares’ were taken p r i m a r y in the studio when during the m e d i u m i s you’re there for really transition sculpture, but between poses. long hours.” she dabbles In one in other photograph, forms, such as -AMARA IHIONU ’17 the camera p h o t o g r a p hy caught a and painting. glimmer of Her work focuses primarily on light shining on the subject from shapes, specifically the texture, the corner of the photograph. material and feelings that she “When I ended up printing it, it believes they evoke. looked like there were sparkles or Phares said that she most stars coming out,” Phares said. “It enjoys creating sculptures and was a great accident.” architecture projects, especially out Phares also noted that her art of wood. is not representational but rather Her favorite classes in the driven by shapes and aesthetics. studio art department have been “It’s art for art’s sake, and art “Sculpture I” and “Photography for my own sake,” Phares said. “I I.” Though both required long don’t know if that’s good or bad. hours in the VAC, Phares said that I like simplicity, and I think that her culminating projects were very other people like simplicity.” rewarding. In the studio, Phares works For her “Photography I” final tirelessly to perfect her art for project, Phares created a series of nights on end. Despite the sleep
By EMMA GUO
COURTESY OF ISAAC TAKUSHI
Kelsey Phares ’17 plans to work in consulting or product design after graduation.
deprivation and dark walks home, she finds solace in her work, stating that it is not nearly as bad as staying up studying for an exam (or three). “I’ve gotten really stressed out from other classes at Dartmouth, and it felt like studio art was the only thing to save me,” Phares said. Due to the variety of classes she has taken in the department and the work she completed in different mediums, Phares has grown closer to her studio art peers. “She’s great to have in the studio,” Ihionu said. “We bounce ideas off each other, and it’s great to have someone to commiserate with in the studio when you’re there for really long hours.” While studio art may seem like a narrow field, Phares has found that it has helped her develop character and succeed in other aspects of life. She explained that within the first two weeks of “Drawing I,” she overcame her inability to take criticism. As an artist, she now takes and gives constructive criticism extensively, always seeking to improve her work and help others do the same. Phares also stated that the value of taking courses in the department goes beyond the studio, citing the interdisciplinary nature of the major. “Art classes help you learn about time management, collaboration and dedication,” Phares said. “You start to figure out the processes of building something, and it really comes in handy.” In the future, Phares may pursue a career in consulting, but she is also
COURTESY OF KELSEY PHARES
As a studio art major, Kelsey Phares ’17 created this sculpture entitled “Swoop.”
considering a graduate program in product design in the United States or Finland. Wi t h a b a c k g ro u n d i n engineering, art and business, Phares feels that product design combines all the aspects of art she likes the most.
“It also makes me feel less guilty about being an art major,” Phares said. If she receives a graduate degree in product design, Phares will be able to pursue jobs such as consulting and enter the business world while doing what she loves.
COURTESY OF KELSEY PHARES
In her abstract painting based on Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Fallingwater,” Kelsey Phares ’17 uses wood as a canvas.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2017
THE DARTMOUTH SPORTS
WOMENS HOCKEY VS UNION COLLEGE 6 p.m.
Folarin Orimolade ’17 wraps up storied Dartmouth career Orimolade said. “You don’t really Orimolade’s next stop? The know the players, the lifestyle or NFL Players Association Collegiate The Dartmouth Staff anything really. Once you’re able to Bowl on Jan. 21. The game gives On Tuesday Dec. 20, 2016, get a hand on things, it becomes a talented college football players Dartmouth linebacker Folarin lot easier to focus on the field and a chance to show their talents to Orimolade ’17 earned a spot on the get better.” NFL scouts in live action. During STATS Football Championship That focus has paid dividends. the week leading up to the NFLPA Subdivision All-America First Orimolade arrived in Hanover Collegiate Bowl, nearly 200 scouts, Team, becoming one of the four with the physical talent; few player personnel staff, general linebackers selected this year and linebackers can claim a 4.50 managers and head coaches will be only the third Big Green player s e c o n d 4 0 in attendance selected over the last 20 seasons. yard dash. But to watch live “It’s the subtle things On Jan. 9, Orimolade was also a s Te e v e n s practices, named to the Athlon FCS All- explained, “it that make his peers interview the American team, adding to his was the subtle notice him. He does p l a ye r s a n d second-team FCS All-American things” that review tape. honors from both the Associated have gotten everything really well Te e v e n s Press and the American Football Orimolade so and remains humble noted that the Coaches Association. far. opportunity is about it.” “Flo,” as Orimolade likes to W i t h very prestigious be called, is one of three captains e x p e r i e n c e, and said of the Big Green, just another training and - BUDDY TEEVENS ’79 Orimolade is accomplishment in an already coaching, he everything decorated college career which b l o s s o m e d FOOTBALL HEAD COACH these scouts culminated with him winning into one of the are looking the Bushnell Cup as Ivy League Big Green’s f o r, c i t i n g Defensive Player of the Year in all-time sacks his ongoing 2016. The Dartmouth star has a l e a d e r s. B y training in resume for a future in the National the end of his undergraduate Indianapolis. Football League. years, he tallied 23.5 sacks, good “I expect good things for him On and off the field, Orimolade’s for second all-time at Dartmouth. at the showcase,” Teevens said. character and leadership qualities Orimolade’s football savvy has Orimolade continues to train in speak almost as loudly as his allowed him to excel in special order to be at his best during the fearsome athletic ability. Buddy teams and the pass rush. This past game. Teevens ’79, head football coach, season, he led the nation in forced “It’s an honor I’m there,” spoke of Orimolade’s respect. fumbles per game and totaled Orimolade said. “I’m just really “When he first arrived, he 83 tackles. He was also named excited to showcase my talents. was a quiet a finalist for the Training in the Indianapolis kid,” Teevens Buck Buchanan combine preparation facility, I’ve “Coming in, I just said. “He had award, which is been training to get leaner and played a small wanted to try and awarded to the faster, being better in space and a m o u n t o f work my way into top defender in being even better with my hands.” football, but the FCS. Teevens is optimistic about his h e w a s t h e the team, and I didn’t Ye t a l l t h e linebacker’s odds to make it to the type of person want to impose.” a c c u m u l a t e d NFL. wh o a lw ay s hardware has “Scouts are telling us he could did things n o t g o t t e n t o get drafted, and certainly that’s the right way. - FOLARIN ORIMOLADE ’17 O r i m o l a d e ’ s exciting for him, because people He’s a ‘yes, head. think he can play, and I agree s i r ’ o r ‘ n o, “It’s the subtle with them,” Teevens said. “He ma’am’ type things that make just needs to train like how he’s of guy. Mom his peers notice always done. I think [Orimolade] and dad did a him,” Teevens has every opportunity to be seen wonderful job with him.” said. “He does everything really in camps and training and go on It’s easy to forget that the 6-foot, well and remains humble about from there.” 235-pound Orimolade was once a it. Sometimes when it’s a guy like For Orimolade, a disappointing freshman. Not unlike other first- that and not the quarterback, it’s senior season in which the team years, when Orimolade entered more impactful. He’s comfortable went 4-6 can’t tarnish his time the Big Green Football program, in a leadership role and I’m very with the Big Green. he had to work to fit in and find proud of that.” “This past season was definitely his role. He was the new guy. Dominance on the field has the hardest one, but the players According to him, making the brought the Big Green linebacker and people that I met there were transition felt like a whirlwind. to the attention of National so great,” Orimolade said. “I “Coming in, I just wanted to try Football League scouts. wouldn’t trade it for anyone else, and work my way into the team, “Literally every NFL team was and I’ve had so much fun with and I didn’t want to impose,” on campus,” Teevens said. them. It’s crazy how time flies by.”
By MAX ZHUANG
COURTESY OF FOLARIN ORIMOLADE
Folarin Orimolade ’17 earned a spot on the STATS FCS All-America First Team.