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Just after 4 p.m. on Thursday, the 16 students who remained in College President Phil Hanlon’s ofﬁce after a two-day sit-in left Parkhurst Hall, following a meeting with Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson. At the meeting, students presented Johnson with their terms of departure, stipulating that they would not face disciplinary action because of the protest, would have access to protection around campus and asking for College representatives to stop referring to them as
“threatening.” “We are not a threat, though we may have been an inconvenience,” the document read. “It is our safety and wellbeing that are daily threatened on this campus.” College spokesperson Justin Anderson conﬁrmed that Johnson signed an agreement with the students. The College remains committed to conducting a campus climate survey, he said, and there are plans for the students to discuss “Freedom Budget” items with the appropriate administrators. SEE PARKHURST PAGE 2
Community celebrates life of Blaine Steinberg ’15
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Last night, close to 700 members of the Dartmouth community gathered in Rollins Chapel for a service to honor and celebrate the life of Blaine Steinberg ’15, who died of a heart attack on March 7. Rabbi Edward Boraz opened the service by welcoming faculty, staff and students. After extending his condolences to the Steinberg family, Boraz called on Dartmouth community members
to assemble and share their love with one another in Steinberg’s memory. College President Phil Hanlon then took the podium and reflected on the rareness of death in the College community. Echoing the words of former President John Sloan Dickey, who led the College from 1945 to 1970 , Hanlon emphasized the unity of the Dartmouth community. Hanlon also welcomed Steinberg’s sister Leigh, who was accepted early decision to the Class of 2018. After Hanlon’s remarks, a
number of Steinberg’s childhood and College friends reflected on her life, sharing memories of their time together. Elizabeth Blackburn ’15 said that Steinberg made her feel loved and lucky, while Florence Gonsalves ’15 remembered Blaine for her genuine nature and natural beauty. Carrie Wolf ’15, the last student to speak at the service, closed the remarks from the Dartmouth community by
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Students gathered for a candlelight vigil on the Green.
Students, groups gather SPCSA to host symposium for first global health day on campus sexual assault,policy
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At the Dickey Center for International Understanding’s ﬁrst annual Global Health Day on Thursday, in between attending a networking session and panel discussions, students tossed beanbags in the hopes of earning “health care dollars.” Participants, who were each assigned a character with a speciﬁc health description, also lost “health
status points” based on simulated events. The session, organized by The Dartmouth Institute for Health Care Policy and Clinical Practice initiative ReThink Health, sought to address barriers to health care access. A pilot program organized through the Dickey Center’s Global Health Initiative, the daylong event included a global SEE HEALTH PAGE 3
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This afternoon, faculty, alumni and administrators will gather in Collis Common Ground for the third annual Symposium on Sexual Assault. The symposium, hosted by the Student and Presidential Committee on Sexual Assault, aims to move Dartmouth forward by fostering discussions about sexual violence on campus and asking attendants for their recommendations, SPCSA chair Sophia Pedlow ’15 said.
This year’s symposium, Pedlow said, is divided into three parts: presentations, small group discussions to draft policy recommendations and a question-and-answer session with Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson and College President Phil Hanlon. The symposium is adapted each year to focus on current campus events and culture, she said. “Every year it’s different because it reﬂects the changes and the progress that SEE SYMPOSIUM PAGE 3
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DAily debriefing A Brief Timeline of Protests at the College May 6, 1969: Students occupy Parkhurst Hall to protest the College’s position on the Reserve Ofﬁcers Training Corps, forcibly removing Dean of the College Thaddeus Seymour from his ofﬁce. Nov. 15, 1985: A student group called the Dartmouth Community for Divestment builds plywood shanties on the Green to protest apartheid. Feb. 2, 1996: About 400 people gather outside Parkhurst to rally against hate-speech incidents. April 6, 2001: A group of students protest outside Parkhurst, with demands ranging from the increased hiring of minority faculty members, creation of a Korean language program and establishment of a new, centrally located women’s resource center. May 1, 2006: Students rally on the Green in support of undocumented immigrants. April 5, 2010: Students Stand With Staff protest budget cuts that members believed placed a burden on staff, began a week of “teach-ins.” Oct. 13, 2011: Students set up an Occupy Dartmouth encampment outside Collis, expressing discontent with Dartmouth’s culture of corporate recruiting. April 19, 2013: Under the name Real Talk, a group of students makes its way into the Dimensions show for prospective students, protesting what they perceived as Dartmouth’s culture of racism, sexism, classim and homophobia. April 1-3, 2014: Students organize a sit-in of College President Phil Hanlon’s ofﬁce in Parkhurst to protest his response to the “Freedom Budget,” a student-authored document listing over 70 “transformative justice” demands. – COMPILED BY MIN KYUNG JEON
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Protestors, Johnson sign agreement FROM PARKHURST PAGE 1
“We’re pleased that the students decided to leave, and we look forward to working constructively with them in the future,” Anderson said. The sit-in, which began Tuesday afternoon, was held to protest Hanlon’s response to the “Freedom Budget,” a student-authored document that proposed over 70 ways for the College to “eradicate systems of oppression.” Thursday evening, a copy of the agreement presented to Johnson was posted on the student group’s public Facebook page. A caption said the post was a copy of the agreement that Johnson had signed, though her signature was not included in the image. The agreement resulted from a 3 p.m. meeting between Johnson and the remaining protestors, said Jillian Mayer ’14, who participated in the sit-in. In addition to asking for assurance that they would not face disciplinary action and for protection, they asked that the campus climate survey be released by the end of 2016. By April 7, the document read, students expect to receive a list indicating the point-person for each demand. Meetings with these administrators will be conducted by May 20, it said. Mayer said that although the students are glad that Johnson signed the agreement, the debate is not over.
“I won’t be satisﬁed until the resources and power are redistributed in a radically equitable way,” she said. “There is still work for all of us to do.” On Wednesday, Mayer said, Safety and Security ofﬁcers stationed in Parkhurst told students that they would limit food deliveries on Thursday to two shifts: 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Anderson said that the decision was made in part to minimize distractions to those working in Parkhurst. Though Hanlon worked “off-site” yesterday, other employees remained in Parkhurst. “It is, in fact, an ofﬁce,” Anderson said. Students were told each day they remained in the ofﬁce that they were trespassing and violating College policy. The sit-in felt “a little like a hostage situation,” Mayer said, noting that students could only use one bathroom and were not supposed to leave the ofﬁce. Anderson called the interactions between the students and the administration “civil and largely respectful,” noting that threats are “not what we condone, not what we endorse, not what we support.” While the students who stayed overnight in Parkhurst missed two days of class, Mayer said that most professors were understanding. “They know that education doesn’t just happen in the classroom,” she said.
Mayer said that the students decided to hold the sit-in because they felt that the administration was not giving enough attention to issues raised in the “Freedom Budget.” “This is urgent for many, many students on campus — students of color, queer students, other people who are marginalized,” she said. The protest began Tuesday when a group of around 35 entered Hanlon’s ofﬁce during his open ofﬁce hours. Students asked Hanlon to indicate his stance on each “Freedom Budget” demand with a check mark on a copy of the document. Hanlon left his ofﬁce around 5:15 p.m. Tuesday. Eight students slept in Hanlon’s ofﬁce Tuesday night, while 19 did so the following night. On Wednesday, around 75 people demonstrated in front of Parkhurst, then marched around campus.. During a Wednesday afternoon meeting, Mayer said, Hanlon refused to address the “Freedom Budget.” “As the symbolic ﬁgurehead of the institution,” Mayer said, “it would send a huge signal to students, parents, alumni and board members to know that the president is explicitly antiracist, anti-sexist anti-homophobic, anti-transphobic and anti-ableist.” Other sit-in participants did not respond to multiple requests for comment on Thursday afternoon and evening.
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SPCSA to hold third annual symposium on sexual assault FROM SYMPOSIUM PAGE 1
we’ve made,” Pedlow said. “A lot has been going on on this campus both in terms of student activism and proposed policy changes, and we really hope that this will be a productive forum to bring those two things together.” In March, the College released a proposal, over 4,000 words long, for a new sexual assault policy. If it is enacted, students found guilty of sexual assault involving penetration, oral-genital contact or oral-anal contact after use of force, threat or purposeful incapacitation of a survivor, as well as students motivated by bias or with prior records of sexual assault who commit these acts, would be expelled from the College. The symposium will begin with a presentation reviewing College policy and received feedback. Johnson will then speak about the Center for Com-
munity Action and Prevention, and director of undergraduate judicial affairs Leigh Remy will outline the College’s proposed sexual assault policy. Following the presentations, each table of attendees will discuss the policies and offer feedback, Pedlow said. She said she hopes each group will think of ideas for combatting sexual assault and recommendations for future policy. Pedlow said these ideas form the basis for the SPCSA’s yearly recommendations on sexual assault, which are then submitted to the administration. The symposium will conclude with a question-and-answer session. Though administrators will speak, Pedlow said the symposium’s purposes and goals are crafted by students. SPCSA vice chair Carla Yoon ’15 said that the forum offers an opportunity for campus to come together as a community to offer feedback. Attedees will also hear about the
work of the two winter term recipients of the SPCSA’s Elizabeth A. Hoffman grants, Yoon said. Bridget Lynn ’15 researched peer-advising groups at Dartmouth and Silvia Arora ’16 looked at the Committee on Standards process and peer institutions’ judicial review processes. Pedlow said the symposium is valuable because it provides an opportunity to measure accomplishments and evaluate what is left to be done. Previously enacted SPCSA recommendations include establishing Safe Ride and a centralized sexual assault resource center. CCAP is expected to launch this summer. The SPCSA has also recommended a zero-tolerance policy for sexual assault. Pedlow said she hoped this year’s symposium would provide similarly successful proposals. “I hope that it inspires people to dream bigger than they already are, in
terms of what this campus can change in order to be a safer place,” she said. Yoon added that the symposium can beneﬁt those students who want to express a wide range of opinions about College practices. “A lot of people on this campus are angry, confused, frustrated and have a lot of questions about Dartmouth’s record on sexual assault,” Yoon said. “I think this is a good way for them to communicate with each other and with the College on ways that we have tried to improve and ways that we could be doing better in the future.” Paige Wilson ’14 said she is attending the symposium because she is interested in hearing from administrators about sexual assault, as she sees a disconnect between students and the administration. She added that she hopes to become more involved with policy making on the issue. Chris Meyer ’17 said he plans to
attend because he hopes to better understand problems with the system and how they can be ﬁxed. He added that the symposium, spanning three hours, is a large time commitment, which may be a reason some choose not to attend. “It’s something that’s important to being a member of the Dartmouth community, being able to have an intelligent conversation about these issues, so it’s worth the time,” Meyer said.
Dickey hosts first annual global health conference FROM HEALTH PAGE 1
health group information session, a career networking panel, four breakout sessions and a keynote address. Jessica Friedman, the manager of the global health initiative, said the event had been in the works for some time. One of its main priorities was to unite the various organizations and departments doing global health work, Friedman said, showcasing the innovative ways in which people engage with related issues.
Victoria Trump-Redd ’14 said she was excited about the event’s potential to gather organizations and individuals working on global health issues at Dartmouth. Trump-Redd is president of Dartmouth’s chapter of Cover the Globe, which aims to promote equality in health care. Participants also engaged in a career networking session. Global health professionals spoke informally about their career paths. Kim Hartmann Tu ’15, a participating professional, spoke about her
transition from investment banking to working as innovative ﬁnance manager for the GAVI Alliance, an organization focused on promoting immunization for children worldwide. Hartmann had intended to become a doctor as an undergraduate, but she shifted her focus to ﬁnance after a meaningful encounter with a professor, who told her that ﬁnance was about connecting people with ideas and no resources to people with resources and no ideas. Other global health professionals
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We cannot move forward without a firm administrative stance. “Welcome to the president’s office. We’ve what that term meant.” been expecting you,” an administrative Despite knowing that the sit-in was assistant said to the group of students that coming, administorators failed to articuwould later take over College President Phil late any firm response to demonstrators’ Hanlon’s office. “Make yourselves comfort- demands. How long will it take before the able.” administration realizes that a firm yes or no They did. response is needed in a situation like this? The students’ yellow banner hung from Throughout the debacle, administrators Hanlon’s window for two entire days. While released watered-down statements, made only a fraction of the student body physically vague threats about police action and did attended the sit-in, the protest hardly went not comment on the “Freedom Budget” unnoticed. From the live video feed emailed itself. to campus to a Twitter account narrating On Tuesday, Dean of the College Charthe sit-in to the flyers bearing Hanlon’s lotte Johnson implored the demonstrators face plastered throughout the library, the to move downstairs and called the meeting “Freedom Budget” was everywhere. “fairly productive.” There are many ways to Yesterday, the studescribe what took dents packed up their “Protests, hardly novel on place in Hanlon’s sleeping bags and left this campus, are a staple of office, but “fairly in relative silence, Dartmouth’s history. But as productive” was stopping to take a we’ve seen with addressing not one. photograph on the issues such as sexual assault, We r e m a i n Parkhurst steps. skeptical that we can most successfully make To these demonany genuine or strators, to adminis- progress when we combine effective refor m trators, to campus, we students’ passion with a can come of this practical administrative solution spectacle. While ask – what now? Students have not to complex issues.” we appreciate the received a point-bydemonstrators’ point analysis of their passion and believe proposal, which demonstrators said would the administration does hope to enact some be the condition of their departure. Their form of change, we are dubious because their sole success seems to be capturing campus strategies seemingly conflict. One is loud and attention by further demonstrating that they radical, the other timid and conservative. are serious about their proposed reforms. Protests, hardly novel on this campus, There’s no disputing that the students are a staple of Dartmouth’s history. But have passion. In contrast, in their reaction as we’ve seen with addressing issues such to the sit-in — which hundreds watched in as sexual assault, we can most successfully real time — Hanlon and Johnson showed make progress when we combine students’ a lack of basic gumption necessary to take passion with a practical administrative soluclear stances. tion to complex issues. “President Hanlon,” a demonstrator The “Freedom Budget” movement is still asked, “are you opposed to white suprem- in its early stages, and the demonstrators acy?” have the attention of the administration “You know, I don’t, I wouldn’t, you know, and student body. It is time to refocus this I wouldn’t know what that term meant,” he attention on the issues themselves, not the responded. “I’d have to understand deeply saga du jour.
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Despite recent criticism, the sit-in is an important step for Dartmouth. Over the past three days, the campus has had mixed reactions to the sit-in at Parkhurst. Most of the criticism has focused on specific demands of the “Freedom Budget” and the protestors’ tactics. Yesterday’s opinion pieces in The Dartmouth (“Casler: The Circus in Parkhurst”, April 3, 2014 and “Gil: Erroneous Occupation”, April 3, 2014) condescendingly dismissed the protest as a “circus” that is “wrongheaded and politically inept” and “erroneous.” We believe these responses are too quick to criticize and miss the bigger picture. Instead we challenge students to understand the movement’s underlying goals and acknowledge disruptive activism’s potential impact. The demands in the “Freedom Budget” could not be realized immediately and were not all feasible. The proposal’s authors, however, were not under that illusion. Rather, they wanted a reasonable response. Yet the administration’s response right before finals week was lacking, only reiterating ongoing projects, such as financial aid for the DOC. If at least to validate the experiences of students who have had a difficult time on campus and respect their months of effort to improve Dartmouth for everyone, the administration could have explained point by point which demands are impractical, which may be possible, and which need long-term plans. Dismissing the whole movement shuts down the opportunity to use the document as a starting point to address long-standing inequities within the college. We recognize how the protesters’ tactics may have alienated many, even those who agree that Dartmouth has issues. When we take a step back and look at the bigger picture, however, the forerunners of all social movements relied on tactics that disrupt the status quo enough to gain attention. Those who think sit-ins are too radical for Dartmouth forget that our generation benefits from the legacy of radical vanguards who staged “disruptive” protests for women’s suffrage, “disruptive” boycotts for civil rights and “disruptive” sit-ins for disabilities rights. These radicals weren’t well-behaved, and the public often pointed fingers at the few to discount the whole. All these movements began with seemingly impossible demands that became normal with
time. In Dartmouth’s history, student protests have been a driving force . In 1895, The Dartmouth wrote that “those in authority have made the guarantee that coeducation in Dartmouth is a thing of imagination and not a possible reality,” yet thanks to those who pushed for coeducation, it is far from “a thing of imagination” today. By contrast, characterizing the “Freedom Budget” sit-in as “threatening” or “disrespectful” not only distorts a nonviolent act of resistance but ignores the transformative power of sit-ins, protests and larger student activism as a vehicle for questioning structures of power. We cannot let the perfect be the enemy of the good. We may not agree with the specifics, but many can agree that Dartmouth has underlying issues of racism, classism, sexism, heterosexism and ableism. Theodore Roosevelt said, “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena.” It is easier to sit on the sidelines than step into the “arena.” We would rather give some credit to these students who are passionate enough to try. Even those working toward college-wide improvement through other means must recognize the ways in which protest and disruption pave the path for social change. We also believe in working “within the system,” but sometimes it’s frustrating when the change isn’t incremental but negligible. By pushing boundaries, the protesters open the door for others to work with the system. Protest and dialogue rely and play off each other by bringing issues to the forefront of campus consciousness. Dartmouth should be a place where we question the unjust structures of the world, not mirror or perpetuate them. We challenge our peers to consider this week’s events within the historical arc of progress at Dartmouth. In this light, we believe it’s possible to see the actions of these protesters not as the disruptive tyranny of a few but as the leadership of those who believe that Dartmouth can — and must — be better. Playing by the rules doesn’t always bring change, and it is these important acts of resistance that sustain a culture of active questioning.
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Event gathers campus Community remembers Steinberg’15 global health groups FROM STEINBERG PAGE 1
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sessions, exploring partnership development, global health ethics, global health and technology and barriers to health care access. The keynote address featured a panel discussion on HIV prevention and treatment between Samson Njolomole, Partners in Health’s external relations manager in Malawi, and Jean Luc Nkurikiyimfura, director of the HIV Clinic at Rwanda’s Kigali University teaching hospital. Lisa Adams, Geisel School of Medicine professor and associate dean for global health, moderated the panel. The discussion focused on HIV and AIDS care in Malawi and Rwanda and addressed the role of stigma as a barrier to care. Njolomole shared his experiences as an HIV-positive man, explaining that he was fired from his job when his former employer learned of his status. He has since worked to promote community awareness with Partners in Health. Jocelyn Powelson ’14, who attended the event, said that many of Njolomole’s points reminded her of
her internship experience working with HIV-positive individuals in Lesotho. Immediately before the keynote, Friedman announced essay, photo and poster competition winners. Talia Shoshany ’15 authored the winning essay, titled “A Transformed Schoolhouse,” about her time working with MedLife in Ecuador. Geisel student Spencer James won awards for his poster and photography. Undergraduates were closely involved in the planning process, said Bridget Golob ’14, who chaired a student committee that began meeting last fall to encourage campus engagement. Golob explained that Global Health Day events have been held at other institutions across the U.S. She noted that the College’s event aimed to showcase the breadth of global health work being done at Dartmouth. Participating groups included GlobeMed, MedLife, Physicians for Human Rights, Standpoints Magazine and Cover the Globe. The groups kicked off the event with an information session.
reflecting on Steinberg’s fun, loving, generous and brave character. Gonsalves is a member of The Dartmouth staff. The Steinberg family took the stage to thank Dartmouth for its outpouring of support and to encourage community members to “live like Blaine,” a saying her high school best friend coined in the days following her passing. The saying encourages others to live life to the fullest, understanding that family and being relentlessly positive and optimistic are what matters, her family said. Leigh Steinberg added that her sister allowed her to see the love that truly binds the Dartmouth community together. “She called this place home,” Leigh Steinberg said, “and Dartmouth was her family.” The memorial service concluded with a performance of “Dartmouth Undying” by the Dartmouth Aires. Following the service, community members proceeded to the Green for a candlelighting ceremony and the Aires’ rendition of “Brown Eyed Girl,” a song requested by the family. In Steinberg’s honor, Dartmouth Broadcasting has planned
a “Radiothon” in conjunction with the athletic department. The event will occur this weekend when Dartmouth takes on the University of Pennsylvania in a double-header baseball game. Steinberg was Dartmouth Broadcasting’s sports director, and baseball was one of
“She called this place home, and Dartmouth was her family.” - Leigh Steinberg, SISTER OF BLAINE STEINBERG ’15 AND EARLY DECISION ADMIT TO THE CLASS OF 2018 her favorite sports. Dartmouth Broadcasting plans to air a 30-minute original broadcast between the two games, while an extended broadcast from will be available online, said Dartmouth Broadcasting assistant general manager Gilbert Whalen ’14. At the request of Blaine’s parents, Dartmouth Broadcasting and the athletic department will be promoting two charities — Camp
Walden’s “Main Idea” Fund and the William Penn Charter School’s “Women’s Legacy Fund.” Steinberg attended Camp Walden for seven years, and was known for her love of the place. The Main Idea Fund provides girls who might not otherwise be able to attend summer camp with a chance to experience a 10-day camp, according to the fund’s website. The Women’s Legacy Fund provides financial aid to female student athletes who demonstrate leadership, persistence and dedication, according to its website. Steinberg was recruited to Dartmouth to play lacrosse, though two concussions during her freshman fall left her unable to compete. In note of Steinberg’s contribution to the women’s lacrosse team and to Dartmouth sports reporting, the College athletic department has agreed to include the aforementioned information in Sunday’s game notes and programs, with an accompanying picture of Blaine. They will also hold a moment of silence in her honor before the first game, Whalen said. Friday night, Chabad will host a Shabbat dinner in memory of Steinberg, Chabad Rabbi Moshe Gray informed students in an email sent on Thursday afternoon.
Moving Dartmouth Foward A series of public meetings designed to give community members the opportunity to discuss and contribute to the initiatives President Phil Hanlon ’77 announced during Fall 2013. These events are sponsored by the Office of the President, and open to all students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The dates and topics are: April 7, 2014: Professional Development for Life: Serving Dartmouth Students and Alumni Location: Presenters:
12pm at the Hood Auditorium • 6:30pm at the Fahey Ground Floor Lounge Dan Parish, Dartmouth for Life, Roger Woolsey, Director & Senior Assistant Dean for the Center for Professional Development
April 14, 2014: Faculty Recruitment and Retention Location: Presenters:
12pm at Dartmouth Hall 105 • 6:30pm at the Fahey Ground Floor Lounge Michael Mastanduno, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Martin N. Wybourne, Interim Provost and Vice Provost for Research
April 22, 2014: Addressing Sexual Assault at Dartmouth Location: Presenters:
12pm at the Hood Auditorium • 5:30pm at the Fahey Ground Floor Lounge Robert Donin, General Counsel, Leigh Remy, Director, Undergraduate Judicial Affairs, Charlotte Johnson, Dean of the College
April 28, 2014: Arts and Innovation Location: Presenters:
12pm at the Hood Auditorium • 6:30pm at the Fahey Ground Floor Lounge Trip Davis, Executive Director of the Office of Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer Adrian Randolph, Associate Dean of the Faculty for the Arts and Humanities
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Meet is first for NCAA indoor competitors this spring season FROM TRACK PAGE 8
After the teams’ only scheduled home meet of the season was canceled due to unfavorable weather, both teams have only nine meets on the schedule before Ivy Championships. Silas Talbot ’15, who skied for the Nordic team in the winter, returns to the track this spring. Geoghegan expects Talbot to perform well in the 1,500-meter and 5,000-meter races. The junior finished sixth in the
1,500-meter run at the Ivy Championships his sophomore season, with a time of 3:49.00. Talbot is also coming off an appearance at the NCAA cross country national championships, where he finished 228th overall. Harwick expects numerous underclassmen to have breakout seasons, including Curtis King ’16, who performed well for the Big Green in the 5,000-meter run during the indoor Heptagonal Championships and will transition to the 10,000-meter run this season. In the indoor Ivy
Championships, King finished ninth in the 3,000-meter run and fifth in the 5,000-meter run. Both teams will look to build upon their strong finishes at the March competition. At the indoor Ivy Championships, the women’s team had its best performance since 1996, finishing second while the men came in sixth. Harwick said that events like the hammer throw, javelin, discus and 400-meter hurdles, which are not included in indoor competition, will
help the Big Green. Henry Sterling ’14 in steeplechase and Melissa Dunham ’17 in discus as athletes to watch, he said. Both Harwick and Geoghegan look to the Penn Relays, which take place April 24-26, as the beginning of championship season. The historic
meet will be followed quickly by the Ivy Championships, regionals and nationals. Geoghegan said the Big Green will compete in the 4 x mile relay, an event that could be a great strength for Dartmouth as four of the best milers in school history will run.
Golf teams face tough weather at start of spring FROM GOLF PAGE 8
Inclement weather has proven a constant frustration for the golf teams, with the cold winter and snow forcing them to practice in Leverone Fieldhouse. The lack of outdoor practice aside from their spring break trips has limited the teams’ preparation for this weekend’s tournaments. Over interim, the men’s team traveled to Florida, the women’s team to Arizona. The trip to Florida was “instrumental” practice, Charlie Cai ’16 said. “Everyone’s game came along nicely,” he said, “so at this point it’s all about trying to stay sharp in Leverone.” The women’s team started the fall strong, coming in third place at the Dartmouth Invitational and finishing 10th of 17 teams at the Yale Invitational,
four places up from the previous season. In its final tournament of the fall, the team finished seventh of nine. The golfers are excited to put the skills they practiced in Arizona into use, Sarah Knapp ’14 said. “You have to be ready for anything in the spring,” she said, “and we’re ready for anything.” The team, which finished last in the 2013 Ivy League Championships, is led by Knapp, who tied for sixteenth in the championship last year, and Jane Lee ’15, who tied for 23rd. The team, which finished a stroke ahead of Ancient Eight foe Brown University at the Harvard Invitational in mid-October, saw strong performances from underclassmen, especially Tara Simmons ’17, who became a regular finisher alongside Knapp and Lee.
THE DARTMOUTH SPORTS
FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014
TRACK & FIELD SAM HOWELL ALL DAY
SOFTBALL v. COLUMBIA 2 PM
Track team hits road for Sam Howell B y jordan einhorn The Dartmouth Staff
Coming off an indoor season where six track and ﬁeld athletes earned All-American honors, records were shattered, one runner eclipsed the sub-four minute mile barrier and one woman became the ﬁrst female runner to win both the 3,000 and 5,000-meter run in back-to-back indoor championship meets, expectations are high for the outdoor season. Some members of the track team traveled to South Carolina to train over spring break, but many will compete for the ﬁrst time outdoors this weekend at the Sam Howell Invitational at Princeton University. Athletes who competed at the
NCAA indoor championships in Albuquerque, N.M., did not have a long break after their indoor season, which ended March 15. “This year there wasn’t really a transition from indoor to outdoor for many athletes,” men’s head coach Barry Harwick said. “Indoor goes directly into the outdoor season, and we’re really hoping all the work translates.” Dartmouth runners will use this meet as a check-in point to determine their ﬁtness levels and reacclimate to competing. The biggest difference is the track length — the outdoor track is 400 meters, double the length of the indoor track. “It’s good to have this ﬁrst race where we travel to have a change of
pace,” Helen Schlachtenhaufen ’17 said. “A lot of training has been pretty consistent over the winter going into spring, so everyone is ready to start racing again.” Will Geoghegan ’14, who will run the 1,500-meter race this weekend, said some athletes will try to hit regional qualifying times this weekend. Big Green athletes only have a little over a month to prepare for championship racing, which begins May 10 with the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships hosted by Yale University. “The season is so short for a lot of people,” Geoghegan said, “so they need to make every race count.” SEE TRACK PAGE 7
Golf teams open spring season on the road B y jake bayer
The Dartmouth Staff
The men’s and women’s golf teams will travel to their ﬁrst tournaments of the spring season this weekend, the men heading to Old Oaks and Century Club in New York while the women will travel further south to Seton Hall University for the Pirate Invitational in New Jersey. Since last season, the men’s team has lost James Pleat ’13, who ranked in
the top 10 in the Ivy League, but found talent in the freshman class, who helped the team ﬁnish ﬁfth in Ivy League match play last fall. Jeffrey Lang ’17 was the top Big Green golfer in the October 2013 MacDonald Cup, ﬁnishing 11th. In the last cup of the fall, the top two ﬁnishers for Dartmouth were freshmen: Scott Jaster ’17 tied for 24th and Lang tied for 50th. Sean Fahey ’17 tied for 62nd place, third among Big Green competitors.
The freshmen deepened the team, allowing coaches to rotate more players. The team will send its top ﬁve to Ivy League Championships later this month, and a strong freshman class could shake things up. The Old Oaks and Century Club will likely be wet and chilly, men’s head coach Rich Parker said, emphasizing the need for athletes to be tough. SEE GOLF PAGE 7
MARIETTA SMITH/THE DARTMOUTH STAFF
Although they have not practiced at Hanover Country Club since the fall season, the golf teams return to action this weekend.
B y kelly wood Growing up, I always knew Dartmouth was a good school. My image was not characterized by the worldrenowned faculty, unparalleled study abroad opportunities or alumni. I knew Dartmouth because of sports. I’m from Etna, 15 minutes east of campus — a townie, some would say. As the daughter of a sports reporter who covered the Big Green, I went to a lot of games. I mean, a lot of games. Now a senior and former Dartmouth athlete, I ﬁnd myself reﬂecting on what it was like to grow up in the shadow of the College on the Hill. Without professional or powerconference college teams nearby, Big Green games are the best sporting action around. Growing up watching SportsCenter before school and falling asleep listening to baseball games on the radio, the chance to watch Division I sports so close to home was special. From fourth to eighth grade, I was a ball girl for the women’s basketball team. I loved bringing little water cups to players during time outs, folding sweaty warm-up shirts and racking up the balls before games. I used to count down to the Saturday afternoon skills clinics they put on once a year. The players were my heroes, and I always looked up to them — I was about four feet six inches until high school. Getting autographs from football or hockey players after a game would put a smile on my face for days. I still have autographed T-shirts, towels and cards in my basement at home. Each spring when I was in elementary school, local police ofﬁcers would hand out Dartmouth athlete trading cards. If one ever becomes a movie star or vice president, maybe I’ll sell my memorabilia on eBay. My relationship with EBAs goes way back: I went to countless hockey-gameand-pizza birthday parties. Everyone I knew went to Dartmouth games. That’s what we did for fun. In hindsight, I was incredibly fortunate to have those players as role models. Not only were they incredibly talented athletes, they were smart. They were walking, talking proof that jocks aren’t dumb. Being surrounded by such
high-achieving athletes inﬂuenced my college process. I strove to emulate the athletic and academic success I saw in Dartmouth athletes, so that maybe someday I could be a role model for another enthusiastic young ball girl. Today, I’m still a Big Green sports fan. Of course, some things are different now. As a freshman on the cross-country team, I did not feel anything like the Dartmouth athletes I had idolized growing up. Now, the athletes I watch on the ﬁeld or the court are classmates and friends. Seeing and experiencing the roller coaster that college athletics often is, I realized that those I had considered heroes faced struggles along with their successes — they were not superhuman after all. A healthy realization. Though the awe that accompanies watching Dartmouth athletes has dissipated over the years (although not entirely — hey D’Ags), we cannot take for granted athletes’ inﬂuence — inﬂuence on Hanover kids, like I was, but also on Dartmouth’s reputation in the area. The positive (or negative) actions of Dartmouth athletes in the community are wide-reaching and, for me at least, shape views of the school. At the College, we talk about community frequently. This community extends beyond students and faculty. I’m reminded of this larger community each time I see my friendly custodian or a Collis employee in the bleachers at a game. The next time you are at a Dartmouth sporting event, look around and you’ll see your neighbors, the people we share this wonderful Upper Valley with. To me, these moments are grounding — a window to the world outside the Dartmouth bubble. Growing up in Hanover, my view of Dartmouth was much more about what was happening on the ﬁeld than inside the classroom. Now, with the perspective of a current student and former athlete, I have a more complete picture of what makes Dartmouth great. In this column, I will examine the intersection of the Upper Valley community and Dartmouth athletics. Because, to local kids, Big Green athletes are celebrities. Next time, I’ll explore some of the ways Dartmouth athletes are making an impact in the area.