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Sydney Kamen ’19 has been recognized by the Harry S. Truman Foundation as one of 59 Truman Scholars for 2018. The Scholars were announced on Apr. 12 by former Secretary of State and president of the Truman Foundation Madeleine Albright. Kamen is from Washington, D.C. and is a geography and sociology double major with a minor in international studies. Kamen, who is currently interning at the U.S. Department of State in the Embassy in Kigali, Rwanda, said she found out that she won the award via a Skype call from College President Phil Hanlon.
Sydney Kamen ’19 has been named a Truman Scholar. She was told over Skype by President Phil Hanlon.
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Three Guggenheim Folk store to close in Hanover fellows named BY CLAUDIA BERNSTEIN The Dartmouth
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T h e Jo h n S i m o n Guggenheim Memorial Fo u n d a t i o n a w a r d e d three Dartmouth faculty members Guggenheim Fe l l o w s h i p s o n A p r. 4. Anthropology professor Sienna Craig,
choreographer, theater l e c t u re r a n d d i re c t o r of the Dartmouth Dance Ensemble John Heginbotham and comparative literature professor Michelle Warren are a part of the 175 fellows selected from a pool of SEE GUGGENHEIM PAGE 3
Earlier this month, Folk — a small retail shop located on Allen Street in downtown Hanover — announced its plans to close at the end of the spring or early summer. Commonly frequented by College alumni, Folk sells a range of jewelry, clothing and other eclectic art pieces. Cor nish resident Ted Degener opened up the
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A national study featuring multiple medical centers by DartmouthHitchcock Medical Center aims to improve the quality of care that multiple sclerosis patients receive. Examining several MS comprehensive care centers, the study will look at the care provided by each of the centers and the
business on Allen Street in 1973. Degener thought of the idea to open the shop after traveling to Mexico, Guatemala and other sites in Central and South America and buying pieces of folk art from marketplaces he visited. He began by selling pieces at craft fairs in the US. “ T h e r e ’s s o m e t h i n g about the naturalness of folk art that I fell in love with,” Degener said. “It’s
got a soulful quality.” When Degener was visiting friends that attended the Geisel School of Medicine, he “fell in love with the prettiness of the area and decided to open a little store.” He added that the area reminded him of Guatemala because its landscape is “beautifully maintained” by farmers. Degener said that he SEE FOLK STORE PAGE 3
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patients’ experiences across three years. The study, called Multiple Sclerosis Continuous Quality Improvement, is the first of its kind to be conducted in the United States for MS, according to co-research investigator and health care consultant Randy Messier. Although there have been efforts made to improve the quality of MS SEE MS PAGE 5
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DAily debriefing On Thursday, Raul Castro retired from his position as President of Cuba and was succeeded by Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bernandez, whose presidency was approved by the National Assembly. Castro will continue to serve as head of the Communist Party in Cuba until 2021. Diaz’s appointment marks a continuation of the Communist party in Cuba. He is projected to lead the country for two five-year terms until 2031. On Apr. 18, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that an E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce from Yuma, Arizona has spread to 16 states and caused 53 infections, according to CNN. The agency has advised U.S. consumers who have recently purchased chopped romaine lettuce to dispose of their lettuce to avoid illness. The outbreak began on March 13 and has resulted in 31 hospitalizations so far. While there have been no deaths, five patients have developed kidney failure, a common complication of exposure to Shiga, a toxin produced by some strains of E. coli. Pennsylvania had 12 cases of illness — more than any other state — and Idaho was heavily affected as well, reporting 10 cases. CDC officials have urged consumers suffering from common symptoms of E. coli infection — diarrhea, stomach cramps and vomiting — to write down what they have eaten and contact their doctors and local health departments. Last week, two 23-year-old black men Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson were arrested at a Starbucks in Philadelphia after a store manager called 911 when the men asked to use the store’s bathroom. According to a police report, the store’s manager contacted authorities after the men cursed at her and refused to leave the store when she informed them that bathrooms were for customers only. However, other reports indicate that the store’s manager called 911 only two minutes after the men had even entered the store. Philadelphia police commissioner Richard Ross said that officers asked the men “politely to leave” three times before making arrests. Nelson and Robinson spent several hours in police custody before their release. According to NPR, the incident ignited a week of protest amid claims of racial profiling and discrimination. Starbucks has announced that it will close its approximately 8,000 U.S. stores on May 29 to conduct racial bias training sessions for employees. On Apr. 19, Ross issued a public apology to the men in which he acknowledged that he and his department “played a significant role in making [the incident] worse.” His apology marks a departure from a video statement he released last weekend, in which he claimed that “these officers did absolutely nothing wrong.” Stewart Cohen, a lawyer representing both Nelson and Robinson, announced that a federal judge will oversee mediation proceedings between the men and Starbucks.
Public service, leadership recognized FROM KAMEN PAGE 1
“It means so much to me to be identified and honored by an institution that really shares my values and my commitment to service,” she said. Truman Scholars are chosen from hundreds of applicants from around the country and are evaluated based on three criteria: public service, leadership and academics. A committee of leaders in public service and graduate school admissions officers read all of the applications before selecting a group of finalists, according to executive secretary of the Truman Foundation Andrew Rich. Those finalists are then interviewed at regional sites around the country before the final selection of Scholars is made. “[Kamen is] outstanding on all fronts,” Rich said. “She easily crossed the bar on all the criteria.” In high school, Kamen founded a non-profit organization, So Others Are Protected, to help provide basic sanitation practices to under-resourced communities, primarily in subSaharan Africa. SOAP helps prevent spread of disease by connecting communities with luxury hotels to recycle unused or discarded soap and promotes better sanitation and health education. Kamen noted that she felt “deterred by the sense that to make a difference, especially in the world of health, that you needed years of working experience or an advanced degree.” To combat this, she started her own organization to help people through “simple solutions,” she said. SOAP is structured to encourage self-sufficiency and self-empowerment in partnered communities, in which she said she takes great pride. In Hanover, Kamen has been involved at the Dickey Center for International Understanding as a
War and Peace Fellow, a Global Health Fellow and as president of the International Development Forum. She is also an Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Cadet, which she said has taught her about “service and sacrifice in the name of a greater good.” The Truman Foundation was established in 1975 by an act of Congress to commemorate President Harry Truman’s legacy. The Foundation supports future public servants by providing each Truman Scholar with up to $30,000 for graduate school as well as opportunities for leadership training, graduate school counseling and internships with the federal government. Since the program’s inception in 1977, it has awarded over 3,100 scholarships and is “a beacon for public service” for college students nationwide, Rich said. Kamen said she was originally seeking information about how to apply for a Boren Scholarship, which provides funding for American undergraduates to study languages abroad, when a fellowship advisor noted her interests and prior experiences. She said she was then encouraged to apply for a Truman Scholarship. Kamen has subsequently been awarded a Boren Scholarship as well. Environmental studies professor Melody Burkins, who also serves as the Dickey Center’s associate director for programs and research, was one of Kamen’s recommenders for her application. She said Kamen’s commitment to service has been evident since before she arrived at the College. Geisel School of Medicine professor and associate dean for global health Lisa Adams also recommended Kamen for the Truman Scholarship. “What really makes her stand out is
her total commitment to doing things the right way,” Adams said. Burkins said Kamen “[craves] constructive criticism” in order to improve both herself and her work. Having known Kamen since her first year at Dartmouth, Burkins said that Kamen’s leadership skills have developed as she has connected her interests in global health, women’s empowerment and international security. “There’s no doubt that she’s dedicated to these issues,” Burkins said. “She brings with her these different strategies of innate leadership that she’s growing and also a willingness to take on new challenges.” Allyson Block ’19, one of Kamen’s first and closest friends at the College, said that Kamen has a strong sense of duty to her friends, family and country and sees public service as part of that duty. She likened Kamen to the cliché in macroeconomic theory “the rising tide that lifts all ships,” with her positivity and desire to help others. Kamen credited the Dickey Center for being her “rock” at the College and for helping her take full advantage of the opportunities she has earned. She added that the Dickey Center helped her realize that when given an opportunity, there is “a responsibility to do even more with it to give back even more than you were given.” Kamen plans to spend the next year studying Swahili in sub-Saharan Africa under the auspices of a Boren Scholarship. She ultimately hopes to pursue a career in global health, which she said would allow her to not only be a public servant to her country, but also to the world. Though she is not yet sure what that service will look like, Kamen said she aspires to determine the best way for her to serve “to make the most impact, bring the most to the table, and do the most good.”
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Scholars and artists highlighted FROM GUGGENHEIM PAGE 1
around 3,000 applications. The 2018 winners include individuals from 49 different scholarly disciplines and artistic fields, according to the foundation’s press release. The fellowship recognizes scholars and artists for their exceptional scholarship or creative ability in the arts. It has been providing assistance to further developing scholarly research or artistic creation since 1925. Craig’s research concentrates on health, illness, healing and medicine across cultures, as well as the ways in which individuals navigate the processes of migration and social change, focusing on the Himalayan region in Nepal and Tibetan region in China. Craig said she will use the financial support from the fellowship to complete her book “The Ends of Kinship: Care and Belonging between Nepal and New York City, 1998-2018.” The book combines qualitative methods and ethnographic research approaches to tell the stories of people from the Mustang region in Northern Nepal, who have immigrated to the New York City area over the past 20 years, Craig said. “I think that this project has broad, not only appeal, but importance in a moment when migration and immigration and all of the ways that [these] are connected to identity are at the forefront of many people’s lives,” Craig said. “I think we have something to learn in understanding a little more how one relatively small community is navigating these kinds of issues.” Since graduating from the Juilliard School in 1993 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance, Heginbotham has perfor med and choreographed with various performance companies across the world. He founded the
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contemporary dance company Dance Heginbotham in 2011 to support, produce and sustain his work, according to the company’s website. In 2012, Heginbotham joined the College as the director of the Dartmouth Dance Ensemble. He became a faculty member of the theater department last year, according to theater department chair Laura Edmondson. In an email statement, H egin both am s aid th at th e fellowship will offer him both time and resources to “build choreog raphic material and perform research for a large-scale performance project” involving a new music ensemble and his own company. “What [Heginbotham] is able to do through the courses he teaches, dance composition and dance theater performance, [is that] students are now able to study [dance] as a discipline,” Edmondson said. “Students can now really challenge themselves and learn about the history of contemporary dance … from a leading choreographer in the country.” Warren wrote in an email statement that the fellowship will support the completion of her third book, “Lives of a Medieval Book in Digital Dark Ages,” which investigates the creation, use and reproduction of a single medieval manuscript about the Holy Grail and King Arthur across 800 years. She wrote that her book demonstrates “all the different ways that a manuscript and its text can be understood at different points in time.” Craig said that in addition to the financial support that the fellowship provides for travel and research expenses, the award also buys scholars more time to focus on research rather than teaching. The fellowship also validates academics’ approach to scholarship, she said.
According to Warren, the coveted forms of recognition that accompany the fellowship and the potential impact of her book project enticed her to apply for the award again after previously applying in 2011. “I always encourage my students to dream big, to put in the extra effort to be ambitious for their ideas,” Warren wrote. “I don’t want to overstate, but I did feel accountable to them to follow my own advice when I had the chance.” Associate director for humanities grant support Charlotte Bacon said she supported Craig and Warren during the application process for the fellowship. The College offers grant-writing support services to faculty from all disciplines through the Grant Proposal Support Initiative, Bacon said. She added that these services are tailored to the specific needs of faculty, which could range from providing feedback on grant proposals to conducting research on potential foundations for funding. “[Bacon] has the perfect blend of cheerleading and critique — she pushed me to make every sentence shine,” Warren wrote. “I’ve applied for a lot of fellowships in my career, but I never had an editor — let alone a brilliant one.” Edmondson said she hopes that the recognition from Heginbotham’s award will shine a light on dance as an academic discipline and attract more students interested in dance to Dartmouth’s theater department. Warren wrote in her statement that she plans on incorporating theories and examples from her book in her course, COLT 10.12, “Race in the Middle Ages,” as part of a digital humanities project. “Digital infrastructure has such deep relations with race, racism and power structures across the centuries,” Warren wrote. “I think that we can make some important new discoveries in this course.”
Hanover Folk goods store will close
store’s expenses were so high that it was no longer feasible to stay in believes his store makes a unique business. “I could’ve modernized and contribution to downtown Hanover because it sells rare items like tried to sell stuff online, but the Nepalese textiles, quirky bracelets struggle of retail is ultimately what gets you,” he added. Degener also and earrings. “When I first came here in the cited his age and desire to pursue seventies, there was nothing like other interests as factors in his [the store] at all, [Hanover] was decision. Degener mentioned the super preppy,” Degener said. “It seemed right to have something possibility that another owner that was more ethnically diverse would acquire the space and and just a different aesthetic. continue operating the store, but That’s why I’ve done it for so long noted that the new owner would … In addition to making a living, I face the same difficulties that he like the idea of promoting a diverse did. Norwich resident Delia view of the world.” Degener cited the increasing Nahabedian said she will miss Folk primarily because popularity of of its novelty and online shopping as “I actually felt like affordability. the major reason “It was the for his decision I had escaped the place my mom to close the store, whole Internet and I would go explaining that i n H a n over i f a c o m b i n at i o n thing that is we were ever o f i n c r e a s i n g hurting a lot of going to get expenses and a stores because clothing, or really loss of business anything,” she m a d e i t m o r e my stuff is sort said. “It was very difficult for his of unusual, but affordable, which store to turn a then it came to is something a profit. lot of stores in “ I a c t u a l l y the point where Hanover aren’t.” felt like I had you can sort of get Nahabedian escaped the whole noted that she I n t e r n e t t h i n g anything online even bought her that is hurting now.” graduation dress a lot of stores at Folk, adding because my stuff that she thinks is sort of unusual, -TED DEGENER, “every dress” that but then it came OWNER OF FOLK she owns is from to the point where Folk. you can sort of get While Degener anything online will no longer be now,” Degener running Folk, he hopes to continue said. Hanover area chamber of developing his lifelong interest commerce executive director in art, especially “outsider art” Tracy Hutchins said the closing of — artwork that is created by Folk reflects a larger national trend artists without formal training of small businesses being adversely or connections to the artistic affected by the rise of online establishment. Degener explained shopping. She also explained that that he is interested in “outsider the rising cost of maintaining retail art” because it is “a field of quirky, space in Hanover is a major factor. self-taught artists.” He also added “Certainly one of the pros that he enjoys photographing of doing business in Hanover “outsider artists” as they produce is that we have a very dynamic their work. “I have a little niche in the art downtown atmosphere, in large part because of the College, its photography world,” he said. “I presence, its students, staff and photograph folk artists with their the visitors it attracts throughout work, mostly in the U.S. now.” the year,” Hutchins said. “The flip Degener added that his portraiture side of that is we have downtown is inspired by old-fashioned commercial space in high demand, documentary photographers, such so the rents reflect that demand. as Walker Evans. Degener said that he is sad to be It’s market-driven, so our retailers do have a lot of overhead they have closing Folk, but at the same time to contend with in order to stay in grateful for the opportunity to use his free time to travel, pursue his business.” Degener said that while he got portrait photography and stay at along well with his landlord, the home gardening. FROM FOLK STORE PAGE 1
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Where is the Line Drawn?
Google has become the global architect of borders –– to what end? The Asian region of the Arunachal Pradesh borders Bhutan, China, India and Myanmar. For many years, this area has been a point of controversy between China and India. On one hand, India stations thousands of troops in the region, proclaiming it as Indian territory. However, China also claims ownership, calling it South Tibet. Every day, disputes like this are occurring around the world. Various border regions are contested by powerful players, with tensions sometimes high enough to cause violence and war. There is one player independent of these hostile countries, however, that is keeping many of them out of perpetual conflict. This oftenoverlooked player is Google Maps. A number of countries have laws to force mapmakers to draw borders that reflect the state’s views. Other than the Arunachal Pradesh, these sticky situations include Crimea, Kashmir and Palestine. For years, these regions have been the cause of everything from simple political dispute to serious bloodshed. The annexation of Crimea by Russia in 2014 was a major contributor to the ensuing military conflict between the country and Ukraine that persists today. Palestine and Israel, rivals since their national inceptions, have been continuously fighting over the West Bank and Gaza Strip since the Six-Day War in 1967 awarded the territories to Israel; just last month, 17 Palestinians were killed in Gaza protests. Similarly, India and Pakistan have quarreled over the ownership of Kashmir since 1947, and have fought two wars over it since then. The countries have maintained what the Council on Foreign Relations considers only “a fragile ceasefire” since 2003, although the two have had violent clashes regularly across the border: last September, over 20 militants were killed in two different disputes. How does Google Maps get around these legal problems associated with land possession when creating their maps? They simply create separate ones. For example, a user of Ukrainian Google Maps will see Crimea marked as disputed territory. A user of Google Maps Russia, on the other hand, will see Crimea shown as a part of Russia. Ed Parsons, Google’s chief geographer, spoke
to The Independent on the subject, saying “I guess, naively perhaps, we hoped we could have one global map of the world that everyone used, but politics is complicated,” he stated, noting the legal problems that come with portraying a border incorrectly. This worry has led Google Maps to create blissfully comforting maps for all countries with disputed territories. These separate maps come as the application is simultaneously becoming the de facto map of the world, having 74 percent of smartphone map users globally as its clients. Unfortunately, this threatening combination has come at a high price: the responsibility now rests in Google Maps’s hands to get every line correct, or else risk war between powerful states. There have, frighteningly enough, been numerous times when Google has failed at playing this influential role. In 2009, Google accidentally switched the Indian and Chinese maps of the Arunachal Pradesh. Outrage erupted in both countries; many Indian and Chinese citizens, due to Google’s crafty mapping strategy, were previously unaware that their country’s legitimacy in the region wasn’t globally recognized. One can infer that this made an impact on China’s decision to permanently ban Google from its servers in 2010. The same year that China banned Google, Cambodia publicly denounced Google Maps’s “radically misleading” portrayal of the Thai-Cambodia border. Both countries were at the time amid deadly military clashes occurring along the border, and Google Maps’s inaccuracy greatly heightened tensions a day before the Cambodian prime minister’s first visit to the disputed region. That same year, Nicaragua seized land that was under the control of Costa Rica, claiming that it was their land to begin with. Their proof ? Google Maps. Google’s faulty data had actually caused Nicaraguan troops to be deployed. Costa Rica, in response, did not go through any internationally recognized governmental organization to resolve this conflict. Their first move was to go to Google Maps. Despite having no legal authority, Google has gained legitimacy as the supervisor of border control. SEE FREEMAN PAGE 6
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The College’s inconsistency toward sustainability is unacceptable. Sustainability has long been a major goal and a central subject of conversation at Dartmouth. Sustainability-minded organizations, communities, initiatives and opportunities on campus, many of which have been pioneered by the Dartmouth Sustainability Office, have made the issue highly visible. The efforts made on the part of the College and the students involved have not gone unrecognized: Dartmouth was ranked 10th in the Green Universities Report last year by SaveOnEnergy.com, a Texas-based energy consulting firm. The report stated, “At Dartmouth College, sustainability isn’t just a campus initiative — it’s a way of life.” It certainly appears that way. The multitude of student initiatives and opportunities for experiential learning have given students the ability to take the issue into their own hands and generate real impact. The administration has made its intentions clear — last year, the Office of the President announced, “President Hanlon has called on Dartmouth to play a leadership role in improving global sustainability and overcoming the challenges of climate change.” On Earth Day of 2016, President Hanlon stated that “energy is one of the most pressing issues of our time,” and announced the appointment of a Sustainability Task Force dedicated to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and make headway toward transitioning to renewable energy sources. These clear statements of good intentions on the part of the administration, coupled with the pervasiveness of student activism for sustainability, demonstrate that SaveOnEnergy. com’s insight that sustainability is a way of life at Dartmouth might just be hitting it on the mark. However, behind the scenes, the administration may not be making decisions that align with their very public dedication toward sustainability. On Feb. 8, the College’s Board of Trustees disclosed 26 holdings in their U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission Form 13F filing, revealing that the College holds shares valued at $66,615,000 from the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Explore & Production exchange-traded fund. Investment in companies dedicated to exploring new fossil fuel reserves nullifies, if not reverses, the efforts of all the student activism that has taken place on this campus. More importantly, these recent investments contradict the proclamations and commitments of senior administrators on the matter. Such a decision does not align with the goals or efforts established by the College, nor does it align with the goals of many of its students. These recent investments further conflict with the efforts established by various administrators and College affiliates over the past few years. The College cannot placate criticism of its investment strategies by publicly committing to efforts it lacks the institutional will to carry out. Simply put, Dartmouth must put its money where its mouth is. If Dartmouth is to be the leader in global sustainability it ostensibly aspires to be, the administration’s actions must embody the values of the student body and orient accordingly. The College’s 2017 endowment report stated that one of the College’s main
interests lies in finding global investment opportunities with “superior return potential,” and that the Investment Office was aware of the risks that may come with such a position. If the College wishes to surrender itself to the allure of high-returning oil stocks, it cannot expect its commitments to sustainability and environmentalist values to be taken seriously. What Dartmouth risks in investing in fossil fuels is its integrity, both toward the cause of sustainability and toward the students and alumni the College committed itself to. These recent developments echo another controversy in the spirit of putting one’s money where their mouth is: the origins of The Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society. This initiative was financed for the most part by $113 million in contributions, most of which came from Irving Oil, Ltd., The Arthur L. Irving Family Foundation and the Irving family. The Irving Institute’s mission is to be a “leader in transforming humankind’s understanding of issues at the intersection of energy and society, and a driver in the creation of ideas, technologies, and policies that will improve the availability and efficient use of energy for every person on the planet.” The careful wording surrounding the mission of The Irving Institute is no accident; what the Irving Institute’s website fails to mention about its donors is that Arthur L. Irving was the chairman of a company that caused significant environmental damage. While there is merit in the mission of the Institute, Dartmouth’s acceptance of what many might call dirty money is a signal that the values of the College are only as valuable as the highest income stream. Thus far, the administration has put money where its purported values lie –– in sustainability. The contradictions of The Irving Institute, however, are emblematic of a College that is not steadfast in its convictions. Is it wrong for students and alumni to be worried? There is no doubt financial logic in the College’s rising investments in stocks and capital pools affiliated with unsustainable energy ventures. But if the College pursues that strategy, it cannot keep hiding behind cautious platitudes and lip-service. The administration would be well-advised to be forthcoming in its intensions and priorities, and defend them however it sees fit. Colleges and universities, however, are beholden to values higher than simply their bottom line; this is especially true for an institution as storied and well-off as the College. If Dartmouth is to truly follow through on the commitments it has made, it has an obligation to scrutinize the influence of financial interests contrary to the values of its community. The administration subsequently has a responsibility to transparency with its students and a duty to consistency in its investments, acceptances of donations and its public initiatives. Dartmouth cannot continue with such a disconnect between words and practice, whether that be directly between student organizations or behind the scenes. The editorial board consists of opinion staff columnists, the opinion editors, both executive editors and the editor-in-chief.
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Multiple MS care centers studied nursing executive Susan Reeves said in a recent press release. patient care, no work has been done According to Oliver, the study is to redesign how the healthcare system unique because of its randomized works to better suit patients’ needs, design. The study will expose three according to the study’s principal of the four participating centers to investigator Brant Oliver, who is a a healthcare quality improvement DHMC nurse intervention practitioner and “This multi-center during the threea professor at year period. research program ... The Dartmouth “We’re randomly I n s t i t u t e fo r is both innovative assigning sites to Health Policy different quality and timely in that and Clinical improvement Practice and the it will bring quality dimensions,” Geisel School of improvement to the Oliver said. Medicine. “Then, we’ll be T h e MS field ... ” comparing which c o l l a b o r at i ve ones work best to study uses a see if they do better -SUSAN REEVES, different kind than the control o f a p p ro a ch DHMC CHIEF NURSING groups with usual than what is EXECUTIVE care.” typical in the The study will healthcare field add an additional and is new to four centers by the MS in particular, Oliver said. As summer for a total of eight centers, the first systems level continuous which will double the study in less quality improvement collaborative than a year, Oliver said. He added for MS, the study aims to conduct that in addition to providing data from benchmarking analyses. its health records, each center will “This multi-center research distribute patient questionnaires to program ... is both innovative assess their experiences. Researchers and timely in that it will bring will then aggregate the data to help quality improvement to the MS identify the high performing centers field, including a rigorous study from which others can learn. of geographic variation in care “The idea behind [this method] is quality and a randomized study of that it accelerates everyone’s learning different improvement interventions and then we can push outcomes to optimize outcomes,” DHMC chief further faster,” Oliver said. FROM MS PAGE 1
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One of the primary goals of the study is to ensure that patients are receiving the care that they want, Messier said. T h e p ro g r a m t a k e s i n t o consideration the patients’ input by collecting their responses to the questionnaires. Oliver said that the rapid growth in interest has been encouraging and “a bit surprising.” “There’s been less resistance than I was expecting,” he said. “We’re seeing that the reason we’re growing is because of the interest that has been intrinsically generated from the study, simply by word of mouth going around in professional conferences.” Similar collaborative studies that have focused on different medical conditions, such as cardiac surgery, cystic fibrosis and inflammatory bowel disease, have produced effective results and seen significant expansion across the country, according to Oliver. He noted that his dream for the MS study is to see it grow in a similar manner to these programs. If the study endures past its initial three years, it has the potential to effect great change, Messier said. Some national organizations, like the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, have expressed interest in the study, Oliver added. “People are watching,” Oliver said. “It will be interesting to see what we find. We’ve got our fingers crossed.”
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The Class of 1953 Commons featured a Italian-themed spread earlier this week.
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Film: “Conservation on Tap,” directed by Ben Masters, sponsored by Ledyard Canoe Club, Sarner Underground
9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Public Astronomical Observing, sponsored by Physics Department, Shattuck Observatory
10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Video Game Night, sponsored by Collis After Dark, Collis T.V. Room & 8 Ball Hall, Collis Center for Student Involvement
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
TEDxDartmouth: “Paradigm Shift,” sponsored by the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning, Filene Auditorium, Moore Building
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Race: Men’s Lightweight Crew v. Yale University (Durand Cup), Connecticut River
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In Google Maps’s case, its mistakes outweigh its successes. Although the service has done a fair job at keeping peace, it is hard to believe that prolonging inevitable territorial aggression is a smart way to do so. Countries can now make decisions with immense global implications –– for example, to deploy troops or declare war –– based on information from Google Maps. It is imperative that everyone is aware of the dangerous power that this entails; a company like Alphabet, Google Maps’s parent company, can easily become biased – especially at a time when there are no checks in place. This is not the United Nations. This is not a global,
governmental organization with international recognition or checks and balances. The international community cannot trust a mere company to make these important, effectual decisions. In today’s chaotic world, groups go to great lengths to claim what they believe is their land. In many cases, lives are lost in the process. Today, a technology company has the power to catalyze these conflicts, and this dangerous, unprecedented ability must cease. At some point, the world will have to draw the line on Google’s unchecked ability to draw all the lines. Hopefully, it can do so before another mistake causes violent implications.
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FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018
gallery Walk By HABIB SABET
The Dartmouth Staff
The newest exhibition at the Black Family Visual Arts Center presents an array of works students have produced over the years at the Book Arts Workshop, tucked away in the basement of Baker-Berry Library. “Undiscovered Pages: Hidden Gems from the Dartmouth Book Arts Workshop,” currently on display in the BVAC’s student gallery, features pieces created in the workshop over the past decade that have, up until now, been unavailable for public consumption. Book arts workshops and classes allow patrons to use modern and traditional techniques of typography, bookbinding and poster-making, providing a unique intersection of the artistic and the historical. The space is run by Sarah Smith, who, along with several other faculty members, teaches class and hosts the workshops that produced most of the gallery’s contents. “Book arts bridges a bunch of different disciplines,” Smith said. “You have the aspect of sculpture and printing, but you also have photographers getting involved in it and graphic designers. There are also these other disciplines, like geography — people do things with maps all the time — and many other fields.” The broad scope of book arts allows participants to approach the creative process in different ways. “Some people approach it from more of a historical point of view, with specific interest in how things
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used to be done, and then others are more about doing a completely new and more modern thing,” Smith said. Accordingly, the gallery features a wide variety of works that span multiple media, styles and themes. One piece, created by Charlotte Nutt ’19 in 2016, is a flip book that folds outwards and incorporates collage and print to represent the evolution of New England’s topography over millions of years. Nutt created the forearm-length volume as the culminating project of a class she took at the workshop. “I’m an earth sciences major, and at the time I was learning about the geological history of the area, so I wanted to incorporate that,” Nutt said. “To me, the geology impacts the ecological nature of this place so much, and that’s so relevant to the culture. As you turn the pages, you go through geological time and [it] presents the different events that have built the landscape.” When the book is completely unfolded, it reveals the phrase “Nothing Gold Can Stay,” the title of a Robert Frost poem, in gold letters. Nutt views the quote and the poem at large as an expression of optimism. “There will always be new mountain ranges and geological evolution,” she said. “Even when there’s destruction of a landscape, something new will be formed again.” Other works in the exhibition are grounded in the political and contemporary. As the final project of his firstyear seminar, Michael Harteveldt ’19 sought to create a politically
Undiscovered Pages: Hidden Gems from the Dartmouth Book Arts Workshop
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This flip book by Charlotte Nutt ’19 presents words by Robert Frost, “Nothing Gold Can Stay,” alongside pages that evoke topography.
charged piece in response to the 2016 presidential campaign of Donald Trump. The result was “Mass Media in Democracy.” Harteveldt’s poster incorporates printing and stamping, imposing the words “We’ve Created a Monster” over a checkerboard pattern of Trump’s face. “I wanted to focus on how much free media attention Trump got during the
election and how that influenced his campaign,” Harteveldt said. The class centered on the ways in which media influences democracy, and Harteveldt said he wanted to draw a parallel to the contemporary political climate. “With my poster, I was trying to present how we as the public and a media-consuming democracy had fueled that fire,” he said. “I was playing
on this idea that we as the consumer and the media were contributing to his campaign and later his election.” The works of Nutt and Harteveldt are two of over thirty works produced in the Book Arts Studio. “Undiscovered Pages,” sponsored by the Leslie Center for Humanities and the Class of 1960, began on April 9 and will run until May 12.
Weekend Picks Two things you should watch this weekend
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Michael Harteveldt ’19 created “Mass Media in Democracy” to cap his first-year seminar.
“Isle of Dogs”
Saturday and Sunday at the Nugget Theater
Saturday and Sunday at Northern Stage’s Barrette Center for the Arts
“Isle of Dogs” is another strong entry to the Wes Anderson oeuvre. Gorgeously rendered in stopmotion animation, the story takes off when the authoritarian mayor of Megasaki orders all dogs in the city quarantined to garbage-strewn Trash Island. Atari, the mayor’s nephew and ward, travels there to rescue his dog Spots, getting help from other canines along the way. Anderson’s familiar troupe of actors voices the furry main characters, enriched by several additions, particularly Bryan Cranston, who fills out a strong role as Chief. The film’s ideas, in which a large and powerful group ostracizes and pushes aside a smaller group, feel timely in an increasingly tribal political atmosphere. At times, Anderson’s work treads a fine line between cultural appreciation and appropriation that is sure to endear some viewers and alienate others. But ultimately, “Isle of Dogs” is a way to let Anderson’s imagination off the leash, and viewers are better for it. -Evan Morgan
While the play within a play literary device has been done countless times, the acutely self-aware humor in Michael Frayn’s “Noises Off” successfully tells the story of a troupe of British actors that are so bad, they’re good. Currently being performed at Northern Stage’s Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction, the comedy depicts actors putting on a play called “Nothing On” in a lurid, mock-Tudor style country house. Each run of the “sex farce” gets more and more disastrous. As if the dysfunctional dress rehearsal in Act I couldn’t be bad enough, in Act II the audience watches the chaos bleed into backstage as the actors’ romantic rivalries play out. Act III is set up as if the audience is watching the last performance of “Nothing On,” and sure enough, things get even worse — at one point, a character questions if the actors are even using the script. “Noises Off” plays on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and on through early May. -Betty Kim
THE DARTMOUTH SPORTS
FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018
SPORTS ONE ON ONE
with Alex Waterhouse ’20
By MARK CUI The Dartmouth Senior Staff
Alex Waterhouse ’20, a key member of the Dartmouth Climbing Team, has competed for the Great Britain national climbing team and placed near the top in several national and international climbing competitions.
championships. Climbing is made of three disciplines: boulder, lead and speed. Bouldering is like lowerlevel stuff, more powerful, dynamic, it’s all about getting to the top. Lead is longer stuff, like 50 moves long, all about how far you can go. Speed is racing on a preset route. They had the combined competition for all three of those for the first time in the championships at the competition in Italy. I was basically competing for a whole week against the best people in the world in every discipline, and then going into every competition tied already was wild and unexpected. Really cool to experience that four years before they will be doing that for the medals of the triathlon for all three in the 2020 Olympics.
How did you get involved in climbing and climbing competitively? AW: I started when I was 11, when I first started secondary school in the U.K. My dad bought me a chalk bag for Christmas and I never looked back. We started competing straight away. I started competing in local competitions. My first run, I did okay but didn’t make national finals. But I was really excited and Which discipline do you focus wanted to train more. At the end on? of that year, I went to my first AW: I m a i n l y c o m p e t e i n national competition, which was bouldering. I made final of U.S. a really good learning experience Nationals last year and placed third and really cool. For the next two in the collegiate level in bouldering. years, I was on the edge of being One of things I’m trying to do able to compete nationally. I was this year is broaden out beyond doing well in the British stuff, but bouldering. not overall. In 2010, I got selected to the national What’s your Great Britain mindset t e a m , a n d I “Climbing is 99.9 going into s t a r t e d d o i n g percent failure. You fall c o l l e g i a t e inter national nationals c o m p e t i t i o n s out a climb 50 times this weekend for like six years before you can do it in Texas? after that. AW: I kind of consistently every know what’s it What was your time. It’s like working all about, since e x p e r i e n c e toward one final I competed like doing l a s t ye a r i n t h o s e goal, it takes so many b o u l d e r i n g. international incremental goals.” But the format competitions? doesn’t lend AW: It was really itself well to cool. I traveled - ALEX WATERHOUSE ’20 doing well a lot in between i n a l l t h re e competitions, so disciplines. I saw a lot of T h e places in Europe competition is and other over two days, countries. I went to Canada, and so you do all of your qualifications I’ve been to Italy and China and for every discipline in one day, New Catalonia, so all of those were and then all the finals for the very cool experiences. competition on the next day. And you have to perform consistently Fa v o r i t e m o m e n t f r o m well across all of them, and that’s international competitions? quite an undertaking. It’s going AW: One of my favorite moments to be a lot more focused. I have a is competing in my second-to-last lot more of a plan going in than I
normally would. Most of the time, I would meander around and do what feels right. But this time, I have a rigid regime of what I have to do in such a short amount of time.
competitions. We’ve taken in a lot of people who’ve climbed very little and their progression over the last few terms has been ridiculous. Everybody’s really good friends, it’s a cool social group. It’s cool to see how that’s been grown out just from climbing and hanging out the gym.
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that if I get better each year, I will be much better than I was. That’s become an internalized goal. I feel like I enjoy climbing for going out and enjoying the movement and trying really hard moreso than going out and having success, which makes it easier since I’m enjoying the process more.
W h a t m a d e yo u c h o o s e Dartmouth? What has the transition been like? AW: I was in “We want to become What are some What are you goals for the rest a program in a top-five team in the of the club’s of the season and next year? the U.K. that goals moving AW: Nationals this weekend is U.S. We’ve got some selection for University World took us out to forward? the U.S. that great ’22’s going in AW: We want Championships in Slovakia in June, visited a lot o w i n m o r e so the top five get selected for that that I already know, so tregional of colleges in stuf f in each discipline. I hope that I’m the Northeast. I definitely think it’s a next year. This fit enough to qualify for that this The goal was doable goal. ye a r w e w o n year. I’m also competing in the to get lowo n e - t h i r d o f British championships in June. I’d income state t h e r e g i o n a l like to make top six and finals there school kids to - ALEX WATERHOUSE ’20 championships. and then compete internationally colleges in the We w a n t t o next year. U.S. I didn’t become a topknow what five team in the What are your long-ter m I wanted to U.S. We’ve got climbing goals? s t u d y, s o I some great ’22’s AW: I want to keep climbing and didn’t want to going in that I travel a lot more, go to places have to choose and do four years already know, so I definitely think nobody has gone to before, do things that nobody has done of that in the U.K. I decided that it’s a doable goal. before, do things for the first time. all the top U.S. universities would have comparable academics and What is the most challenging Those are things I’m really looking forward to pushing in the future. come out with a similar education. aspect of climbing? So I was like “Okay, where’s good AW: Climbing is 99.9 percent Right now, I’m focused more on for climbing?” Dartmouth has a failure. You fall out a climb 50 times performance and getting stronger gym on campus. We have Rumney, before you can do it consistently since I know that I’ve been on the which is one of the best climbing every time. It’s like working toward edge of success in a lot of recent competitions. locations in the U.S., just minutes one final goal, away. There’s bouldering in the it takes so many “I want to keep How have woods everywhere and there’s a i n c re m e n t a l climbing and travel a you been able really cool Northeast climbing g o a l s . T h e to balance community as well as a Dartmouth- whole point lot more, go to places academics, specific climbing community. One is those big nobody has gone to social life and of the big things that Dartmouth moments, but climbing? has gained in the last few years is it’s the work before, do things that A W: I t ’ s a the climbing team, which has grown t h a t l e a d s nobody has done challenge that significantly since Matt Rube ’19 up to it that before, do things for everyone at and Kayla Lieuw ’19 started it two makes it as the first time.” Dartmouth years ago. Last year, we sent two to good as it is. faces in some compete in nationals and we came form or another. in ninth, which is wild. We beat H o w Academics the Texas teams, who had like 50 h a s y o u r - ALEX WATERHOUSE ’20 always has to be people, just with the two of us. This mindset on a high priority, year, we’re taking out 10, and we c l i m b i n g even though have an influx of strong freshmen. m a t u r e d it isn’t always or changed number one. What is the community like over the years? in the club? How would you AW: I used to be a lot more Social life is one of those things describe team chemistry? competition-focused. I’m still very you have to sacrifice to train 20A W: T h e r e ’s t w o d i s t i n c t competitive, but more in trying 25 hours a week. Training at a subsections: the DMC, which is like to improve myself rather than high level and alcohol don’t mix outdoor climbing. It’s amazing in beat other people. I was always particularly well. You have to make the fall and the spring, when people very focused on how everyone some sacrifices. I also manage the are driving to Rumney three times else was doing, how everyone else climbing gym which is a big time a week and you can get on there. was climbing and training. I was commitment too. All of those things And then there’s the climbing team, always training as hard as I thought add together and suddenly I’ve got which is indoor-focused. We train everyone else was training, which no time. It’s definitely difficult. in the climbing gym four times a was probably harder than they This interview has been edited and week, and our goal is to compete were. Now I’m really focused on in local, regional and national improving against myself. I know condensed for clarity and length.