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David Orr in an undated photograph. (Courtesy photograph)

A Life: David Orr, 1934-2015; ‘He Was Never Anything But Calm Under Fire’

Monday, July 6, 2015

Hanover — The renovation of the west stands at Dartmouth College’s Memorial Field is nearing completion and in recent weeks the press box has begun to take shape. When the Big Green’s football season kicks off in September, the new structure will have all the modern bells and whistles. Sadly, its inhabitants won’t include David Orr. A writer, statistician and spotter at Memorial Field for more than 50 years, Orr died of cancer on Jan. 17, 2015. He was 80. The 2014 football season was the first since 1959 that he wasn’t working at his alma mater’s gridiron tussles in some capacity. However, his presence …

Dartmouth Professor’s Smartphone App Can Predict GPA

Monday, July 6, 2015

Hanover — “My phone knows we’re in a conversation,” Andrew Campbell, a computer science professor at Dartmouth College, said one morning last week in his office. “It doesn’t know you, but it knows I’m in a conversation right now. And when we part, it’ll know when it’s over.” Campbell, who has worked in …

A Star-Spangled Race: Runners Kick Off the Fourth With Lebanon 10K

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Lebanon — So, how was your Fourth? For some, it started and ended with a bang. A bunch of runners began the chilly morning with the Red, White & Blue 6.2, a 10-kilometer race that led them along the Northern Rail Trail and Mascoma River and left at least a few looking forward …

Let’s Play Three: After Doubleheader Split, Ivy Title Up for Grabs Today

Sunday, May 10, 2015

New York — A baseball team that doesn’t perform its best and still has one more chance to play can consider itself truly fortunate. Dartmouth, owners of the Ivy League’s best defense on a diamond this season, made …

‘It Never Goes Away’: Vermont Woman’s Novel Traces Grief After Sons’ Deaths

Friday, May 8, 2015

There’s a standard litany of questions you can expect to hear when you’re introduced to people. What do you do? Where do you live? And, if you happen to be middle-aged and married, or living with a longtime …

Book Review: Native Americans Won a Battle, but Lost the War

Friday, May 8, 2015

The Victory With No Name: The Native American Defeat of the First American Army by Colin G. Calloway; Oxford University Press (224 pages, $24.95) The Victory With No Name: The Native American Defeat of the First American Army by Colin G. Calloway is the true story of a …

Book Review: David Shipler Expounds on the Power of Debate and Dissent

Friday, May 8, 2015

Freedom of Speech: Mightier Than the Sword by David K. Shipler; Knopf (352 pages, $28.95) David K. Shipler calls himself a free-speech absolutist in his seventh book, Freedom of Speech: Mightier Than the Sword. “Lines are murky,” writes Shipler, a former Dartmouth College trustee, “and it’s always risky …

Healthy Food Talk Honors Late Doctor

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Lebanon — Her picture was on the event’s promotional flier. Her vegan recipes for hummus, lentils, steel cut oats and pasta with beans and veggies were distributed to attendees. The audience included some of her former colleagues and patients, and her mother. But Margo Krasnoff, the 57-year-old professor …

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Participates in National Medicare Experiment That Shows Cost Savings, Better Care Received

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Lebanon — A national experiment that changes how the Medicare program pays doctors and clinics delivered lower costs and improved health care quality during its early years, federal officials said Monday, and Medicare plans to move ahead to apply elements of that new approach more broadly. The results …

Twice as Nice: Dartmouth Repeats as Ivy Softball Champ

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Hanover — Saturday’s softball games at Dartmouth College began with an opponent’s home run hit so hard that it shattered a tree branch. They ended with Big Green coach Shannon Doepking happily fishing ice cubes out of her …

Rallying to the Cause in Hanover

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Hanover — “Your comfort, your peace, is killing us in the streets!” That was just one of the chants that rang out in Hanover Friday evening as 150 Dartmouth College students and other community members marched in protest, …

Big Green Softball Gets Loud and Proud

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Hanover — The forecast for today’s start to the Ivy League softball championship series is sunny, 70 degrees and loud. That’s because when Dartmouth College and Pennsylvania clash in the series for the third consecutive season, they will …

Ex-Intel Specialist Slams Iran at Dartmouth Talk

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Hanover — One of the nation’s leading intelligence specialists told a Dartmouth College audience Wednesday that he is “totally against an Iranian nuclear deal.” “These people (Iranians) have lied to us for 30 plus years. ... I don’t think they should even be sitting at the same table …