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Why the tech world highly values a liberal arts degree

Cecilia Gaposchkin is an associate professor of medieval history at Dartmouth College and assistant dean of faculty for pre-major advising, as well as a Public Voices Fellow. Gaposchkin wrote in an e-mail that people who work at at liberal arts institutions often do “a terrible job” educating their students about their value, and so, she […]

Why the tech world highly values a liberal arts degree

Cecilia Gaposchkin is an associate professor of medieval history at Dartmouth College and assistant dean of faculty for pre-major advising, as well as a Public Voices Fellow. Gaposchkin wrote in an e-mail that people who work at at liberal arts institutions often do “a terrible job” educating their students about their value, and so, she […]

Dartmouth Football's Brilliant Dummies

yesterdayNews : The Two-Way

Two then-students at Dartmouth College built a game-changing mobile robotic football dummy that they say will decrease head injuries sustained from repeated tackling collisions.

New Hood Museum of Art exhibition reveals another side of Canaletto's Venice

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, is presenting an exhibition of thirty etchings from the museum?s collection that represent a nearly complete set of Venice-inspired prints by Giovanni Antonio Canal (1697?1768). Known as Canaletto, the artist is famous for his luminous, sweeping views of the Grand Canal and Piazza San Marco. Show More Summary

Smart light lets you control your environment

What if the light in the room could sense you waving your hand as you enter? And what if it responded by introducing minute light changes that instructed your smart coffee machine to switch on? Researchers at Dartmouth College have developed...Show More Summary

Dreams of Silver Spoons of “Normative Whiteness” and Its Continuum of Racialized Collateral Damage/Violence

Originally posted on The Sistah Vegan Project:I had a dream last night. More like a nightmare. I was back at Dartmouth College, my undergrad alma mater that I attended with my twin brother in the mid 1990s. Dartmouth College Green. In the dream, my brother was walking across the college green and 3 white…

First Draft Focus: Hello, New Hampshire

Hillary Rodham Clinton campaigned Friday at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H.

Do Robots Dream of Sonnets?

Fortune says, “Maybe.” Dartmouth College’s Neukom Institute for Computational Science is sponsoring three contests next year in hopes of finding an artificial intelligence algorithm that makes “human quality” literary material. From Fortune: Dartmouth’s Neukom Institute for Computational Science is launching AI contests to see if a robot can write a novel, a poem, or dance […]

Fight For Housing Continues For Dartmouth's Alpha Delta Fraternity

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) -- Dartmouth College is reinstating a policy that could block members of the fraternity that partly inspired the 1976 movie "Animal House" from living in its house after the school withdrew its recognition. The fraternity...Show More Summary

Dartmouth’s Brian D. Miller on photography from NatGeo to ‘dumbass doggy pictures’

2 months agoReligion : Iconia

While reporting an article about National Geographic wildlife photographer Frans Lanting for Smithsonian Magazine, I emailed with Brian D. Miller (personal site), a senior lecturer in studio art at Dartmouth College and a photographer, to better understand some of the context around Lanting’s work. Specifically, I was seeking a better understanding of how this sort […]

Notes on Dartmouth commencement ’15

(Scott Johnson) Our youngest daughter was graduated from Dartmouth College on Sunday morning. We attended the commencement ceremony on the Green in Hanover, New Hampshire. Please forgive the personal nature and limited interest of this post. Show More Summary

'Death by Hitchcock': A Conversation With Elissa Grodin

Photo: Gretchen Yengst Elissa Grodin's father, Stan Durwood, was the founder of AMC Entertainment and invented the multiplex and megaplex movie theater concept. Elissa studied film at Dartmouth College, and painting at the New York School of Visual Arts. Show More Summary

My Students Never Use the First Person Voice. I Wish They Would.

At least once a week on the Dartmouth College campus, I see a student, eyes glued to a smartphone, literally walk into a tree or a pole or a peer. I don’t mean to laugh (and usually I suppress the urge), but c’mon, it’s a little bit funny. Show More Summary

Dartmouth 'Animal House' Frat Fighting To Keep House

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) -- A Dartmouth College fraternity that lost its recognition on campus after it was accused of branding new members is appealing a decision by town officials forbidding it from housing members at its residence. Alpha...Show More Summary

Researchers use an app to predict GPA based on smartphone use

What a person does on their phone call tell you a lot about them -- including their GPA. Researchers from Dartmouth College and the University of Texas at Austin have developed an app that tracks smartphone activity to compute a grade point average that's within 0.17 of a point. Show More Summary

How will Congressmen vote? Just look at their social circles

U.S. Congress members' social circles are more important in how they vote than their liberal or conservative beliefs or constituents' opinions, according to a new model of voting behavior created by Dartmouth College researchers. The study appears in the journal Research & Politics. A PDF is available on request. read more

Dartmouth ‘Animal House’ frat loses appeal to stay on campus

4 months agoNews : NY Daily News

The Dartmouth College fraternity that inspired "Animal House" won't be partying anymore.

'Animal House' Frat At Dartmouth Loses Appeal, Will Be Shut Down

4 months agoNews : Huffington Post

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Dartmouth College has rejected an appeal by a fraternity accused of branding new members, ending efforts by the Greek organization that partly inspired the 1976 movie "Animal House" to remain recognized on campus. Alpha...Show More Summary

'Animal House' Frat To Appeal Dartmouth Branding Sanction

4 months agoNews : Huffington Post

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A Dartmouth College fraternity that partly inspired the 1978 movie "Animal House" and was recently accused of branding new members is appealing a decision to withdraw its recognition as a student organization. George...Show More Summary

Dartmouth's 'Animal House' Frat To Be Booted For Branding Members

I mean, Jesus. Branding people? Boot them now: Dartmouth College is taking steps to boot the Alpha Delta fraternity from campus after brothers violated the hazing policy by burning the skin of 11 new members. A Dartmouth judicial affairs committee determined last week that Alpha Delta members branded the new members over two nights in November. Show More Summary

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