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Lindkvist appointed Dean Souba will not serve Title IX coordinator second term leading Geisel By Laura Weiss The Dartmouth Staff









Heather Lindkvist, the Title IX officer and an anthropology professor at Bates College, will begin serving as Dartmouth’s Title IX coordinator and Clery Act compliance officer in August, the College announced earlier this month. In the role, Lindkvist will ensure College compliance with the Clery Act and Title IX standards, which prohibit sex-based discrimination at institutions that receive federal funding. General counsel and search committee chair Robert Donin said Lindkvist will develop policy, train colleagues, oversee cases and

monitor compliance with the Clery Act, all of which Lindkvist has experience with from Bates. Lindkvist said Title IX coordinators on college campuses have a depth of knowledge on the statute and can pay attention to larger issues around discrimination and harassment. The role will include addressing discrimination based on gender, gender identity and sexual orientation, she said. Adding that she will be a “centralizing structure” for prevention, education and outreach to ensure the proper handling of policy and specific cases. She said that the position will SEE TITLE IX PAGE 2

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Souba served for four years as dean of the Geisel School of Medicine.

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Board of Trustees sees changing membership By josh koenig The Dartmouth Staff

Following Commencement on June 8, Trevor Rees-Jones ’73 retired from the College’s Board of Trustees, replaced by Gregory Maffei ’82. Rees-Jones, elected to the Board by the trustees in 2010, served one of two possible four-year ter ms. Rees-Jones was unavailable for comment, but College spokesperson Justin

Anderson said Rees-Jones’s decision not to stand for a second term was neither unusual nor unexpected. “Obviously we hope service on the Board is fulfilling, but two terms is eight years and that is a long time,” he said. “Trustees are highly involved and busy people, and we are grateful for all of the time they give us.” SEE TRUSTEES PAGE 3



Geisel School of Medicine dean Wiley “Chip” Souba will not seek reappointment to a second term, College President Phil Hanlon announced Wednesday. Souba served as Geisel’s dean for one four-year term. Though Souba, who is currently traveling, was unavailable for comment, he will as a member of the medical school faculty continue his work on nationally expanding his interests in the future of medical education, according to Hanlon’s statement. College spokesperson Justin Anderson said that Souba’s decision was per-

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A student enjoys the shade behind Baker-Berry Library.

sonal decision. “It’s a big commitment,” Anderson said. “He served one full term and has decided he wants to focus on Geisel in other ways.” But citing criticism over his decision to cancel Gesiel’s M.D./Ph.D. program and budget shortfalls, three professors at Geisel said that they were not surprised that Souba would not serve a second term. Several others declined to comment. This past February, Souba announced that Geisel would end its M.D./Ph.D. program. The decision was reversed later that month after widespread criticism. An online petition received about 1,000 signatures from faculty, students and alumni.

The decision to cut the program, Geisel professor of medicine, microbiology and immunology Alexandra Howell said, upset many Geisel faculty. Geisel professor of medicine and vice president for research affairs Richard Enelow said that there was “widespread shock” among Geisel’s faculty when Souba announced the program’s suspension. He said that the faculty felt the decision signaled a failure to appreciate the importance of the program. Enelow, who has been at Dartmouth for several years, said faculty members SEE SOUBA PAGE 2

Dennis starts as chief of police

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Hanover Police Chief Charlie Dennis has begun to settle into the position after his first two weeks as department head. He said he plans to use his 28 years of experience in law enforcement to strengthen the

relationship between the town and the College. Dennis said he plans to meet with police officers and department staff over the next 90 days to understand the direction in which the department should move. “It’s about building relationships and partnerships,”

he said. “Every community is a little different, but the common denominator is human beings.” Town manager Julia Griffin, who oversaw the search that selected Dennis, said that the committee was drawn to SEE POLICE PAGE 5




Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin approved a new piece of legislation Tuesday that allows prosecutors to send people convicted of drug-related crimes to a rehabilitation program instead of prison, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. A pilot version of the program, which aims to treat addictions as diseases, had a re-offense rate nearly six times lower than the overall rate of 40 percent. The law also puts in place higher penalties for drug trafficking and the use of weapons during a drug crime. After a New Hampshire Supreme Court ruling yesterday, ski resorts may not be sued for interpersonal collisions on their property — even crashes between employees and customers, the Associated Press reported. The ruling comes after a visitor to Gunstock ski area was struck by a snowboard instructor employed by the resort. The decision is the first to address collision liability in the case where an employee is involved, the complainant’s lawyer told the Associated Press. Gov. Maggie Hassan D-N.H. signed a new law Wednesday named for Joshua Savyon, a 9-year-old boy killed by his father last year, the Associated Press reported. The law, which takes effect next year, aims to help distinguish between a general assault and an attack on a spouse. This differentiation will help the state collect information that can be used in preventative measures and for intervention, supporters say. — Compiled by CHRIS LEECH

Corrections We welcome corrections. If you believe there is a factual error in a story, please email Rees-Jones retires from Board after one term (June 8, 2014): Liberty Interactive Corporation — the company of which incoming trustee Gregory Maffei ’81 is president and CEO — owns stake in, but it does not own the website itself, as was originally reported.

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Linkdvist to meet students, faculty FROM TITLE IX PAGE 1

involve working with student organizations, faculty, preexisting structures and various schools at the College. She said she will start by getting to know the Dartmouth community. “There’s a lot of listening that I think needs to happen with everyone on campus,” she said. Lindkvist began working as a lecturer and visiting instructor in the anthropology department at Bates in 2003 and was appointed special assistant to the president for diversity and inclusion and acting director of the office of equity and diversity eight years later. She later became Title IX officer at Bates. Kent Fischer, a Bates spokesperson, wrote in an email that Lindkvist worked to bring the college’s policies up to date with Title IX standards and ensure support for students. Ethics Institute executive director and search committee member Aine Donovan said the search committee sought candidates that would take time to get to know Dartmouth. Donin said the position is needed in part because of recent expansions in the requirements for Title IX and Clery Act compliance. “The work involved is much greater than it was even a few years ago,” he said. In May 2013, students and alumni filed a Clery Act complaint against the College, and the Department of Education opened an investigation into Dartmouth’s Title IX compliance regarding sexual assault that month. Donovan noted that a misunderstanding of what kind of behavior is and

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Linkdvist plans to start by speaking with the whole Dartmouth community.

is not appropriate on college campuses highlights the need to create a unique Title IX coordinator position. She said the College needs someone to be a source of authority on the rules, but that Lindkvist will be a resource, not a “sheriff,” to students and faculty. Meetings with students, faculty and staff during Lindkvist’s first several months at the College will determine what issues she will address, Donin said. Lindkvist said she looks forward to living and working at the College.

“Everyone with whom I’ve met or spoken to about Dartmouth is excited that I’m coming, so that speaks volumes about the community there, and I’ve been so impressed with the number of people who have spoken up and said, ‘This is something we really want to address as a community, as a college,’” she said. Title IX compliance is currently managed by vice president of Institutional Diversity and Equity Evelynn Ellis.

Souba pushed for changes to Geisel FROM SOUBA PAGE 1

were also upset by Souba’s financial decisions, which led to budget cuts in many departments. He said that Souba was overly optimistic of how well the medical school would perform under his expansion and growth plan, which led to budget gaps. Other forces, including a nationwide drop in government research funding, also widened the gaps. He added that the funding cuts required by Geisel’s budget put Souba into a difficult position. “When you have to cut budgets, there’s very little way you can do that without generating discontent,” Enelow said. In comparison to other medical schools, Souba’s four-year term follows national trends. A 2007 survey from SpencerStuart, an executive search firm, found that on average a medical school’s dean serves for four years, while upper-level college administrators generally serve about 8.5 years.

“The job is inherently challenging under the best of circumstances, and under stressful financial circumstances, it’s likely impossible,” Enelow said. Anderson said that an interim dean for Geisel will be announced in the next few days, and that the College seeks a candidate who will improve Geisel’s reputation in both education and research. Howell said that the new dean of Geisel should have a strong vision of where the medical school should go should support both research, and teaching. Enelow said he believes the new dean needs to recognize Geisel’s potential to be a leading medical school. “We would be hoping to have someone who recognizes the important strengths that Geisel possesses which, properly leveraged, could put us in the top tier of medical schools,” he said. Before his time at Dartmouth, Souba served as Ohio State University’s Dean of the College of Medicine and vice president and executive dean of

Health Services. He also was a professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School and the chief of surgical oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital. In June 2011, he unveiled the 20x20 plan, which aimed to propel Geisel into the nation’s top 20 medical schools by 2020. In March, U.S. News and World Report ranked Geisel 18th for primary care and 34th for research, rising 13 and four spots, respectively, from the previous year. In the fall of 2013, Geisel won an $18 million five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health for translational research, which combines research discoveries with clinical practice. Enelow said that the grant showed the program’s strength. Souba’s departure from his post follows a string of changes to Hanlon’s administration. Once Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson officially departs at the end of this month, seven senior positions will have changed leadership since Hanlon took office last June.

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Board changes include Helman starting as chair alumni association in their respective 2005 and 2007 elections. In Rees-Jones, president and CEO an interview with the New York of Chief Oil and Gas LLC, lives Times the year of his election, in Dallas with his family. He was Smith criticized proposed changes one of three Board members on to the Board that increased the number of charter trustees to 13. the Forbes 400. Of the 51 emeritus trustees The proposal passed in 2007. listed on the College’s website, only Secretary to the Board of four — Rees-Jones, Marye Ann Trustees Marcia Kelly said that, in general, alFox Ph.D.’74, most all trustees Stephen Smith choose to serve ’88 and Todd “It’s unusual for a second term. Zywicki ’88 — a trustee to step “It’s have served four unusual for a years or fewer down,” Kelly said. on the Board. “On the other hand... trustee to step down,” Kelly Former College said. “On the President Jim four years for the other hand, Yong Kim, on second term is a long four years for the Board by time. It is something the first term nature of the with a second College presi- that people give four years for dency, served serious thought to.” the second term fewer than four is a long time. years. It is something A n d e r s o n - Marcia Kelly, that people give said that Rees- Secretary to the serious thought Jones’ decision to.” not to seek a board of trustees A re second term on ligion major the Board was motivated by the difficulty of bal- while at the College, Maffei is ancing his numerous professional now the president and CEO of Liberty Media Corporation, which obligations. Anderson noted that Fox chose includes subsidiaries Sirius XM not to seek a second term on the Radio and the Atlanta Braves, and Board in 2013 due in part to the Liberty Interactive Corporation, travel distance between Hanover which owns stake in a number and California. Neither Zywicki of commercial websites such as nor Smith could be reached for Expedia. Maffei said that he would serve comment by press time. Under its current governance, on the Board “as long as they’ll the Board of Trustees consists of have me.” both alumni trustees and charter “I’m looking forward to seeing trustees, who are nominated and students in action,” Maffei said. elected by the Board itself. Both “I’m excited to do this.” Zywicki and Smith were alumni Steve Mandel ’78 also stepped trustees, while Rees-Jones was a down as chairman, but he will remain a trustee. Bill Helman ’80 charter trustee. Zywicki and Smith ran as will become chairman. petition candidates, defeating Amelia Rosch and Christopher candidates backed officially by the Leech contributed reporting.



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Criminal Catcalling

Make It Count

Street harassment is a universal problem that cannot be dismissed. I was fortunate enough to study in Morrocco this past spring with seven other Dartmouth students on the Asian and Middle Eastern studies foreign studies program. Those two months were some of the most interesting, rewarding and challenging of my life. One of those challenges was the relentless barrage of unwanted attention and inappropriate comments, no matter where my fellow classmates and I went. “Are you the Spice Girls, or the spiciest girls?” “Just sleep with me for one minute! Just one minute!” “Hey sexy, come over here!” Because we had to walk many places, the comments were an inevitable and frustrating part of our daily lives. By the end of the program, we were all ready to snap. In fact, I did snap. On the final night, I screamed at a group of men, but my outrage only made the men laugh. It was as if they had won. Catcalls are not harmless compliments, and they assuredly do not make those being called out feel better about themselves. Catcalling is undeniably sexual harassment in a public space, and offenders derive power by showing public ownership over a person’s objectified body. What someone may think is a funny or flattering comment is actually a source of anxiety for subordinated groups across the world. The intent is intimidation and the reaction is fear. In Morocco, male friends almost always had to walk the rest of us home because we were too nervous to go alone. Street harassment, however, is not unique to Morocco — or to any one country. It occurs all over the world. I do not feel entirely comfortable walking around most American cities by myself (though, of course, I do not let that stop me). In fact, Stop Street Harassment, a nonprofit devoted to the issue, reports that 65 percent of American women have experienced street harassment, though other surveys they’ve done report rates as high as 99 percent. Few reasonable people would argue that indecent exposure or physical assault, like groping, should be legal. Verbal street harass-

ment, on the other hand, is more problematic because of the value that many place on the right to free speech. Freedom of speech, however, does not allow the freedom to intimidate and subordinate people in public spaces. Verbal street harassment of some form is actually illegal in at least 20 states, but laws have not and will not end street harassment. We need a huge shift in public opinion for a consensus that street harassment is serious, unacceptable and stoppable. That shift can come about through grassroots efforts like education and activism in tandem with the laws already in place. Fortunately, the past few years have brought both increased awareness of the issue and methods of fighting back worldwide. Groups like Hollaback (currently active in 79 cities and 26 countries) and HarassMap in Egypt use social media to report instances of street harassment. Commenters post when and where it happened along with what was said. It forms a community for those routinely harassed and shows that street harassment is endemic to many contemporary societies, as opposed to merely the regrettable actions of a few individuals. I personally have not suffered from street harassment in Hanover, though I am sure that others have. If that happens, you can report the incident to Hanover Police under a harassment or disorderly conduct complaint, both punishable by fines up to $1,200 under New Hampshire state law. Even if you do not report it to the police, say something to your friends about it. Spread the word. If you’re a bystander, remember that witnessing an incident and doing nothing is an implicit approval of the perpetrator’s actions, which reaffirms street harassment’s comfortable place in society. Public spaces should be equally safe and accessible for all, and we as a Dartmouth community can help realize that ideal here in Hanover. As a community, we have to step up and proclaim that sexual harassment (in the street or otherwise) is neither harmless nor okay.

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Your sophomore summer is in your hands, so take advantage of it. Welcome to your sophomore summer, ’16s! Summer term is something I know well — I was fortunate enough to spend two summers at Dartmouth. It’s a wonderful time at the College and unique from any of the other terms you will spend here. As you all know, the terms at Dartmouth fly by, and summer term goes by faster than any term you have had thus far. Here are some ways to maximize your summer term. You may not be able to do all of these, but even a few will help you to have a memorable summer. Take two classes. You are allowed to take two-course terms three times during your time at Dartmouth. This should be one of them. You should especially consider a two-course term if you have to take a harder course like organic chemistry. Though the summer courses are definitely still Dartmouth courses, I’ve found that they are generally a tad more relaxed than the courses offered during other terms. Rarely will you be able to experience Dartmouth without a lot of stress, commitments and assignments. Two courses will free your ability to make the most of your 10 weeks. In fact, I also advise you to NRO one of those two courses. Sure, we are at school to learn, but a lot of learning and developing can take place outside of the classroom. I followed suggestions one and two during my first summer and never missed a U.S. Women’s National Team soccer match during the Summer Olympics. You have three NROs available during your time here — why not use one? Next, take a course you find intriguing, whether or not you need the distrib. Interested in drawing but never tried? Take an introductory course. Have a nascent interest in ancient texts? Take “Classical Mythology.” Many courses are just offered over the summer terms. Consider taking one of them, and if you find taking a course outside your normal academic pursuits daunting, refer to step two. Try something new outside the classroom as well. Summer is the perfect time for joining that club, a capella group or organization that you’ve always wanted to join. Start a band,

join a dance group, do improv. Do what you’ve never dared to try. These organizations are also a great way to meet people from your class. And when your friends perform in their new summer groups, go see them. If the weather permits, you should be outdoors. Study on the Green and swim in the river. Summer offers the best opportunity to explore the surrounding area. It’s the best time to hike Franconia or the Presidentials or to rent a cabin with some friends. And if you’re not outdoorsy, consider this your “something new.” Overall, just say yes (and no, I don’t mean the Snow Patrol song). Whether it’s a 3 a.m. group heading to Ledyard for some completely not-illegal-at-all fun or a Lou’s challenge or any other crazy invitation, go for it. You’ll remember that time your half-naked friend talked himself out of trouble in front of Safety and Security much more than you will an evening in the stacks. Speaking of trying new things, take a road trip. Very rarely do students ever leave Dartmouth during a term. Go exploring. One of my favorite memories of the summer involved a road trip to a place known only as “The Compound.” Get out there and discover New England. Finally, branch out. I alluded to this earlier, but attend performances, events, go out, meet new people. Summer is the last time you’ll see your whole class until senior year. You’ll be surprised by how many new people you’ll meet and how many new friendships you’ll make. On that note, go to Master’s — but, SHHHH! It’s super secret! Go to the men’s and women’s tournaments, even if your friends’ team is out or if you don’t play much yourself. It’s a one-time event and an interesting collection of students from all parts of campus. There’s my advice. But ultimately the quality of your summer experience is up to you. The campus is yours now. No doubt, you’ll feel the sense of ownership that comes to each new sophomore summer class. Make the most of it.

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Dennis to focus on Hanover community

with Dennis, characterized him as open-minded in his role. Dennis interacted well with the Dennis because he is familiar with the sort of community-building local community, his former colstrategies required in a small town league said, and did not hesitate to solicit input. like Hanover. “People kind of gravitated toIn contrast, she said, police officers in urban areas with high levels ward him because he’s that type of of crime often cannot engage in person,” Ellison said. “He always “community-policing,” which fo- let me do my job, and he embraced cuses on fostering ties and relation- my ideas.” Griffin, who supervises the ships within a community. Instead, she said, they often have a “pretty police chief and other department black-and-white approach” to law heads as town manager, said that Dennis will engage with local enforcement. “There is this very fine line trends and issues, such as recent that a police chief needs to be discussions at the College centered able to cross all the time,” she around sexual assault and bingesaid. “There’s the important law drinking. She acknowledged, however, enforcement role that is first and foremost their obligation, but that the first six months usually there is also the caregiving role involve a “steep learning curve” that a police chief has to play. Ha- for new officials in any town. Dennover is the sort nis’s experiencof community “There is this very es with issues that expects fine line that a of high alcohol that from their police chief needs consumption police chief.” a ro u n d Pa g e Drawn to a to be able to cross will help him career in law to adapt to the e n f o r c e m e n t all the time. There’s u n i q u e ch a l by his love of the important law lenges of servproblem-solvenforcement role ing in a college ing and helping town, Griffin others, Dennis that is first and said. cites those same foremost their Safety principles of and Security r e l a t i o n s h i p - obligation, but there director Harry b u i l d i n g a s is also the caregiving Kinne, who the necessary interviewed components of role that a police candidates, effective crime- chief has to play. said that Denfighting and the Hanover is the sort nis’s leadership sort of customstyle make him er service that of community that a “good fit” for he believes a po- expects that from the position and lice department will boost the should provide. their police chief.” close working D e n n i s relationship beserved as the tween Hanover police chief and the Colof Reidsville, lege. North Carolina “We’re for 18 months a small town. before coming to Hanover. As chief, he oversaw We’re very intertwined,” Kinne more than 50 officers and an an- said. “There’s a lot of interaction nual budget of $4.5 million, the and interdependency.” Dennis received the job offer Union Leader reported. He was also responsible for in late April after a five-month a major overhaul of the depart- nationwide search following the ment’s evidence room after an October retirement of former internal audit under the previous Chief Nicholas Giaccone. Dennis said that he was atchief found that evidence from over 46 cases, spanning a decade, tracted to Hanover due to the area’s sense of community and because had gone missing.. Prior to serving as police chief his wife has family based in New in Reidsville, Dennis held the same England. The search had a pool of more position in Page, Arizona for four years until it was eliminated fol- than 60 candidates. Griffin said Dennis stood out among the aplowing budget cuts. Reidsville Interim Police Chief plicants because of his extensive Ronnie Ellison, who worked closely community outreach efforts. FROM POLICE PAGE 1



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Athletes discuss decision Showing at NCAA reflects successful to go pro post-Dartmouth progression of Big Green program B y Katie jarrett The Dartmouth Staff

Of the scores of Dartmouth students who walk across the stage at Commencement, only a small handful try to pursue careers in professional athletics. The Dartmouth sat down with three recently graduated Dartmouth athletes who discussed the timeline, process and hurdles faced while attempting to go professional. Dominick Pierre ’14, a former Big Green running back, did not think he would play professionally when he matriculated. Since then, he sought advice from other athletes — those who went professional and those who opted not to. “I decided to give it a shot since it is a once in a lifetime opportunity,” he said. “I love the game of football, so I decided to pursue professionally at least while I can.” He started applying to different positions and different teams by junior spring, he said, and the process is ongoing. Pierre aims to play football professionally, either with the National Football League or in Canada. “I just want to enjoy the game of football as long as I can while I’m young,” he said. For free safety Garrett Waggoner ’13, the process began much earlier than Pierre’s. Waggoner graduated in the fall, and then returned home to Sarasota, Florida to train for NFL Combines, a tournament similar to playoffs. Waggoner attended a regional combine in Tampa, Florida. Following the Tampa regional, he also took part in Dartmouth Pro Day, where scouts come to watch players train. Waggoner described the process as drawn-out and stressful. “I did well at the regional and the Pro Day, so after all of that it was a waiting game,” Waggoner said. Following Pro Day, his agents had been in contact with teams and he was invited to a rookie mini camp tryout with the Detroit Lions. Waggoner said he felt he played well at the camp, but he did not get signed for organized team activities. “With free agency being pushed back later and teams signing more veteran free agents, there are less spots for rookies,” he said. Waggoner has continued to train in Florida and has workouts with the San Diego Chargers, Minnesota Vikings and Jacksonville Jaguars next month. “The NFL is funny — anyone can get hurt, arrested, et cetera any week, and teams need a new player,” he said. Waggoner said his ultimate goal is to make a 53-man roster in the NFL. Other opportunities to play professionally include the Canadian Football League or being a “practice spot player” for an NFL team, meaning he would

not play in official games. Waggoner and Pierre note that playing professionally is a dream that means putting off a regular, more traditional working lifestyle for at least a few year. “I’d rather take my shot at it and see what happens instead of always wondering ‘what if,’” Waggoner said. “The professional world will be there afterwards, and having a Dartmouth degree is a big ticket on a resume.” After pursuing football, Pierre said he is considering going into marketing. Track and field runner Abbey D’Agostino ’14, the most decorated individual female athlete in Ivy League history, signed a multi-year contract with Team New Balance on Tuesday. The Topsfield, Massachusetts native is now back in the Boston area beginning her new career as a professional runner alongside her Dartmouth coach and former Olympian Mark Coogan, who now works with the New Balance team. D’Agostino said that NCAA restrictions have affected the timeline of going professional. These rules stipulate that athletes cannot agree either orally or in writing to play professionally until after they have finished competing at the collegiate level. They also cannot take pay, or the promise of pay, for competing. She said she could gauge other coaches’ interests but could not speak seriously to them until her college running career concluded. D’Agostino said she sought a company that shares her values and is already familiar with New Balance because they sponsor Dartmouth and because Coogan continued to work with D’Agostino even after leaving Dartmouth for New Balance’s running sports marketing division in January. “We already had a relationship with New Balance and I’m fond of their products,” she said. “I really like the company culture and the sense of community as well as the joy for the sport.” After attending trials and nearly qualifying for the 2012 Olympic Games, D’Agostino ultimately aims to compete in the 2016 Olympics. “This goal has been there in the distance for two years kind of informally, but now it’s something that is a real possibility,” she said. “It’s great that I have some time to transition into running as a career and get comfortable with running professionally before the trials.” Running professionally comes at a cost, however, as D’Agostino said she needs to postpone other career aspirations. She said she hopes to eventually go to graduate school and attain a master’s but may get part-time jobs or volunteer to build her resume for graduate school. “To really prioritize the sport, it is hard to do both of those at once,” she said.

B y gayne kalustian The Dartmouth Staff

When Abbey D’Agostino ’14 scored Dartmouth’s only six points in the 2011 NCAA Women’s Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships, there was no way to predict that, three short years later, five Big Green runners would qualify for Nationals. These five runners contributed to a fourth-place finish for the Terry Crawford Women’s Program of the Year Award, which tallies points through the cross country, indoor and outdoor seasons. D’Agostino went on to take first place in the 5000-meter run at Nationals in 2012 and 2013 before finishing third last week with a time of 15:43.54 at the championships in Eugene, Oregon. Though in the early stages of the race D’Agostino fluttered between fourth and sixth place, 10 minutes in she had advanced to the front of the pack behind the University of Texas’s Marielle Hall and Stanford University’s Aisling Cuffe. She said that though she was looking to notch a third consecutive win in the event, she was ultimately satisfied with her performance. The weeks surrounding the race had been chaotic due to finals, senior week and graduation, she said. Because there were no other distance runners on campus during senior week who were competing at the NCAA, D’Agostino had to train alone. “I honestly would not have given up anything,” she said. “There was so much positive that came out of that week, and it was great that I got to take part in senior week. [The third place finish] was a little bit humbling, but we give ourselves the 12-hour rule—we are a little bit upset about it, and we kind of move on.” Jo h n B l e d ay ’ 1 4 , M e g a n Krumpoch ’14, Curtis King ’16 and Dana Giordano ’16 joined D’Agostino in Oregon. Giordano also ran with D’Agostino in the 5000-meter final, coming in 22nd with a time of 16:47.81. Both Dartmouth men ran in the men’s 5000-meter race, with King finishing in 21st of 25 athletes with a time of 14:24.80 and Bleday taking 24th, running a time of 14:36.49. Qualifying for the meet, Bleday said, was a little surprising considering his season times. After earning a position in the race, Bleday aimed to finish in the top 16. “I’m disappointed about the


D’Agostino, photographed earlier this season, placed third at the 2014 NCAA.

way the race played out,” he said. “Instead of being a tactical race, it was a really, really fast race from the start, and I just wasn’t ready for that type of race. I’m more of a tactical racer with good speed at the end.” At the front of the pack were two runners — Lawi Lalang, a senior from the University of Arizona and Edward Cheserek, a freshman from the University of Oregon­ — who went head to head to race the fastest times in the meet’s history, with Lalang edging out Cheserek by .35 seconds with a finish of 13:18.36. He beat the 1979 meet record, set by Villanova University’s Sydney Maree, by more than two seconds. Krumpoch, the lone sprinter for Dartmouth, placed fourth in her heat for the 800-meter race. Racing in the first heat­ — the fastest group ­— Krumpoch recorded a time of 2:04.96. Running with the first heat, Krumpoch said, pushed her to a faster time. Krumpoch shaved almost an entire second off of her time in the finals, securing fifth place overall and setting a school record with a time of 2:03.82. The finish, Krumpoch said, broke her pre-

meet goal of 2:04. The conclusion of this race means that D’Agostino, Bleday and Krumpoch are hanging up their Dartmouth uniforms for good. But D’Agostino said the impact of racing at Dartmouth will resonate for the rest of her life. “It was motivating for me that was my last time to really physically represent Dartmouth, and it was a way for me to show how much I’ve appreciated representing the Ivy League,” she said. “People kept asking me how it was to race my last race, but Dartmouth is always going to be a part of me. Maybe I’m not wearing the uniform anymore, but my best experiences I’ve had have been at Dartmouth and through the running community.” D’Agostino will go on to race professionally with the New Balance team and is setting her sights on the 2016 Olympic Games Having missed qualifying for the 2012 London Olympics by less than half of a second. She noted that having five Big Green athletes shows how far the program has come. “I’m really excited to be on the Dartmouth cheer squad and see what they do in the future,” she said.




FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2014

Hood donation to expand campus learning, gallery spaces

B y Aimee sung

The Dartmouth Staff

The recent $10 million donation supporting a Museum Learning Center at the Hood Museum will triple classroom space and expand the gallery area, reinvigorating the museum’s commitment to teaching, Hood director Michael Taylor said. The donation is the largest single gift to the museum since its 1985 opening and brings the Hood to $28 million of its $50 million overall goal for the renovation, Taylor said. A gift of this size is not uncommon among Dar tmouth’s peer institutions, Taylor said. “During a capsule campaign like the one the Hood is in, you need these kinds of lead gifts that inspire others to give,” he said. Currently, the Hood holds the fifth largest art collection among colleges in the U.S., Taylor said, with 65,000 works. Yet it can only showcase less than 1 percent at any given time, he said. After the renovations, Taylor said he hopes to nudge the figure to 2 percent. “What that means is we’ll still be committed to rotating collections, and I think that’s good because it means for a visitor coming in there

will always be something for them to see,” Taylor said. With three additional classrooms, he said, the Hood can invite more departments and professors to use its collection as a resource for courses and provide experiential teaching opportunities. “You’ll now have the ability as a professor or student to teach with a collection in new ways,” he said. “The classrooms will be equipped with smart technology, so it’s not just seeing the works of art but putting them in a certain context.” At this point, the Hood’s only classroom, the Bernstein StudyStorage Center, can accommodate 18 students at a time. Art history professor Mary Coffey said that the room’s small size limits the number of objects that can be used to teach and requires larger classes to be broken up. “It’s a game changer for us,” Taylor said. Art history professor Marlene Heck said she looks forward to showing more students “art up close” at the Hood. “When I show an image [in a PowerPoint], that’s an abstract thing, but when you stand in front of it and see the work of somebody

who has created this for us, it can be deeply moving,” she said. The fact that the Hood aspires to be a leading teaching museum but is not currently meeting demand likely motivated the anonymous donor to give, Taylor said. College President Phil Hanlon’s vision for Dartmouth as a space for active and experiential learning set a “wonderful prospect” for the donors, Taylor said. Taylor said he hopes to have 50 percent of the $50 million goal in the bank and 85 percent pledged by April 2016, when the renovations are expected to begin. The renovated Hood should open by fall 2018. “I call it a recalibration of the museum,” Taylor said. “The Hood was built a certain way with a certain expectation, but we’ve outgrown that.” AVA Gallery executive director Bente Torjusen said the Hood’s transformation illustrates the College’s commitment to the arts and arts education. The Hood and the AVA Gallery, located in Lebanon, have collaborated on exhibitions in the past. “[It is important] that the Hood continues to expand upon regional educational opportunities that pro-

vide both for Dartmouth students and for the community of the Upper Valley,” she said. Architectural changes will also make the Hood more energy efficient, Taylor said. Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, a New York firm, is contracted for the project. The entrance to the Hood will become more prominent through the physical expansion as well, as construction will span over the current courtyard to bring it

closer to East Wheelock Street. If full funding is secured, the overall renovations will expand the Hood’s 39,000-square-foot building by 15,000 feet. “If we’re committed to the arts being an important place in the humanities and a liberal arts education, it needs to stand on the Green with the languages, religion, philosophy and the other humanities,” Heck said. “ I think it’s going to, in its own small way, transform that part of the Green.”


Community members took part in a spring workshop at the Hood Museum.

Summer term highlights local arts with concerts, theater

B y sakina abu boakye

Though the summer kicks off with an outdoor concert on the Green and closes with a live performance by singer Peter Wolf, the Upper Valley will draw more than just music of ferings this term. Multiple theatrical performances, film showings and even a circus performance will come to Hanover and the surrounding area this summer. Just as it does ever y summer, the Hop will open the summer season on June 26 with a live outdoor concert by Ricardo Lemvo and Makina Loca, a group with roots in Central Africa, Latin America and Los Angeles. Lemvo will also give a free pre-show talk. The Hop will host a contemporar y dance company, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, on June 27 and 28. Hopkins Center publicity coordinator Rebecca Bailey characterized the company’s style of dancing as accessible to both dance lovers and those new to dance.

“The level of dancing is really accomplished and exciting, and the heart that they dance with is really something that the audience can connect with,” Bailey said. The dance company will also teach two ballet-based master classes on June 28, for those who have some ballet experience and look to learn more from professionals. Other summer Hop events focus more on theater, including three simulcast per formances: the Royal Shakespeare Company on June 19 and 28, the National Theatre on July 24 and the world premiere of a Monthy Python performance on August 15. The Hop will continue its emphasis on student-produced developmental theater as well. The weekend of July 5 will bring VoxFest, an annual festival of works developed by cur rent students and recent Dartmouth alums. Experimental theater works will continue with the three-week visit of the New York Theatre

Workshop in August. The company will develop new works over the summer and plans to conduct readings of their worksin-progress. The company will per form Anaïs Mitchell’s folk opera “Hadestown” on August 2, 9 and 16. Bailey said she hopes these events will broaden students’ understanding of performing arts and film. The Hop will screen newer films including “Chef” (2014), a comedy about a man who opens a food truck after tiring of his inflexible boss, and “Ida” (2013), a black-and-white drama about a nun’s search for answers about her past. In August, the Hop will show “SlingShot” (2014), directed by Paul Lazarus ’76, which chronicles inventor Dean Kamen’s development of a water purification system. “In summer in general it’s sort of spicy, flavorful and kind of a lighter menu, but stuff that you’ll really remember,” Bailey

said. The Dartmouth Film Society will kick off its summer film noir series on June 22, aiming to give the Dartmouth community a better idea of what exactly noir is, society director Johanna Evans said. The series will begin with “Asphalt” (1929), a German silent film. Carlos Dominguez, a graduate student studying digital music, will accompany the screening with a live per formance of his new score. Evans pointed to the following three films ­— “The Maltese Falcon” (1941), “Double Indemnity” (1944) and “Detour” (1945) — as other can’t-miss options. Lebanon’s annual summer concert series will feature free nighttime concerts ranging from local folk bands for Monday Night Concerts in the Park to jazz and blues for the Thursday night Front Porch Concert Series. Vermont-based Circus Smirkus, an international touring youth circus, will come to Hanover the weekend of July 5. This summer’s

tour, “Anchors Away for Atlantis,” shows off new equipment that the staff hopes will surprise audience members, artistic director Troy Wunderle said. Two local companies, North Countr y Community Theatre and Opera North, will come to the Lebanon Opera House, giving the season a “different flavor” than the facility’s usual acts, Lebanon Opera House assistant director Joe Gleason said. Nor th Countr y Community Theatre will perform “Carousel” seven times in July. The production will address themes of abuse and will include a community discussion with Kate Rohdenburg from WISE after the July 13 performance. Opera Nor th, a company in its 17th year of production, will perform “La Traviata” and “My Fair Lady” in August. In addition to the local company performances, singer Peter Wolf, formerly with the J. Geils Band, will perform at the Lebanon Opera House on Aug. 23.

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