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Check out Dartmouth animator Jodie Mack’s ‘kaleidoscopic vortex’ in Times Square through Sunday night

Jodie Mack is a filmmaker and associate professor of film, teaching animation at Dartmouth College. January 14, 2016. Mack makes animations on film using recycled materials. (Valley News – James M. Patterson) Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Wowee zowee! Jodie Mack, who teaches in the department of film and media studies at Dartmouth College, has this big installation up in Times Square right now. If you’re going to be in New York City, you can watch it in-person at 11:57 each night through Sunday, Sept. 30. Check out the video below to get a sense of what it’s all about.


Three cheers for women making sports history in the Upper Valley

Callie Brownson, left, and Wendy Wannop. (Courtesy photographs)

Rounds of applause are in order for Callie Brownson, of Dartmouth football, who is launching a new and unprecedented phase in her career, and Wendy Wannop, of Woodstock field hockey, who has led her team through a milestone number of wins!

Brownson was recently named as Dartmouth football’s offensive quality control coach, making her the first known full-time female football coach at the D-I level. Wow!

Check out this video that Dartmouth football produced, showing head coach Buddy Teevens discussing Brownson’s path to joining the team and the players’ reaction to finding out she had been offered a job.

And Wannop, the longtime field hockey coach at Woodstock Union High School, celebrated her 200th career win last Wednesday.

The Woodstock Union High School field hockey team celebrates coach Wendy Wannop’s 200th victory, a 3-2 overtime defeat of Windsor at MacLeay-Royce Field in Windsor, Vt., on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. (Courtesy photograph)

Cheers to Callie and Wendy, and good luck on the rest of your seasons.

Dartmouth sociology professor says we’ve been conditioned to love fall

Too soon?

(Brett Critchley/Dreamstime/TNS)

Kathryn Lively told the Huffington Post that we humans are “conditioned from a very early age that the autumn comes with all these exciting things. As children, we come to associate fall with going back to school, new school supplies, seeing friends. It’s exciting, for most. We still respond to this pattern that we experienced for eighteen years.”

It may not feel like fall right now, and tomorrow’s not gonna be much different, but the National Weather Service mercifully reports that “much cooler air” will arrive shortly after that, so I’m sure we’ll all be super basic by the end of the week.

Read about our autumnal obsession and the science that Lively says drives us at the HuffPo piece.

It was only a matter of time: Dartmouth* weighs in on Hanover’s call for changes to the school’s bonfire safety

*Memes For Cold AF Teens, that is, which is basically the voice of the campus, IMO.

A screenshot of a Monday, June 25, 2018, post in the Facebook group Dartmouth Memes for Cold AF Teens.

A screenshot of a Monday, June 25, 2018, post in the Facebook group Dartmouth Memes For Cold AF Teens.

Not long after the Valley News broke this story on Monday, Dartmouth students took to Facebook to turn the news into a witty meme.

Never change, kids.

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