News & Events

  • Carmen Braceras ’20 spent the fall term studying the transformation of Poland to a market economy, but it was a tour of Saint Mary’s Basilica in Krakow during the winter break that gave her an insight into the Polish perspective, she says.

    The uneven towers of the brick Gothic church dominate the city’s main market square, where Dartmouth students were touring with some of their counterparts from the Krakow University of Economics. One of the Polish students told Braceras about the...

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  • Students in Dartmouth’s War and Peace Fellows program toured U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command in Tampa, Fla., in January, and they met with CENTCOM Commanding General Joseph Votel, SOCOM Commanding General Tony Thomas, and officials from the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development.

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  • As part of the environmental studies foreign studies program, Dartmouth undergraduates visit the Namib Desert of Namibia and get an opportunity to conduct original research on social-ecological systems and conservation issues involving the local Topnaar people, the economic importance and ecology of the !nara melon, and the ecology of this desert environment.

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  • Follow the Big Green on our Olympics blog and Twitter. (If you have Dartmouth-related news from the Olympics, we’d love to hear it. Please be in touch with staff writers Charlotte Albright and William Platt and social media manager ...

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  • With the late addition of Alice Merryweather ’21 and Tricia Mangan ’19 to the U.S. Alpine ski team, Dartmouth had 15 athletes and a head coach marching in 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the most ever for the College.

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  • The US State Department has updated its Worldwide Caution notice and urges international travelers to maintain vigilance and increase their security awareness.

  • The Immigration Working Group (IWG) is a college-wide group of faculty and staff from across all schools working to monitor developments concerning immigration regulations and their effects on members of the Dartmouth community, including those enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and for those facing restrictions on travel by non-U.S. persons. More information and the current membership of the working group is available on the...

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  • With support from the Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship for Recently Tenured Scholars, Sackeyfio-Lenoch will complete her book, “Global Ghana, Itinerant Citizens and the Making of a New Nation.” The Fellowship is sponsored by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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  • Vietnam War scholar Edward Miller relived a dramatic moment in the war alongside veteran and then-Secretary of State John Kerry last month when they tracked down the site of a controversial 1969 Viet Cong ambush on U.S. Swift boats under Kerry’s command. Miller is co-founder of the Dartmouth Vietnam Project, and is advising on Ken Burns’ upcoming film “Vietnam.”

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  • Aldo Arellano ’17 spent last summer in Iceland, mostly looking at tiny insects to get a big picture: how midge flies affect the ecosystem in the Nordic island nation.

    Arellano was working in the field with an interdisciplinary student team researching the ecology of Iceland’s Lake Mývatn. They studied midge flies and their role in the food webs, in the water and on the land. Mývatn is Icelandic for “the lake of midges,” aptly named for the huge numbers of the tiny insects that hatch...

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