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Dan Rockmore, a professor ot mathematics and computational science at Dartmouth College, is promoting a test of computer creativity. He and colleagues are seeking computer-generated poems, stories and music, to see if software can imitate human creators. (Eli Burakian photograph)

Dartmouth Contest Asks Whether a Software Program Can Write

Friday, July 31, 2015

Hanover — What breeds creativity? For Dan Rockmore, a Dartmouth College professor who is taking a stab at this question, a little physical pain doesn’t hurt. Rockmore, director of the Neukom Institute at Dartmouth College, enjoys spinning classes, workouts that take place on stationary bikes with pumping music and the shouted encouragement of a spin instructor. One day, during a …

Dartmouth Expert Cheers Release of Seuss Book

Thursday, July 23, 2015

For Donald Pease, a veteran English professor at Dartmouth College, this year’s discovery of a new book by Theodor Seuss Geisel, the 1925 Dartmouth alumnus better known as “Dr. Seuss,” is a welcome chance to make more of the late author’s work available to his original audience: children. Since Geisel’s death in 1991, …

Dartmouth Wants Zoning Exception

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Hanover — As part of its plan to create a residential house system similar to Harvard’s or Yale’s, Dartmouth College tonight is asking the town for a special zoning exception to build a single-family home next to the college president’s mansion on Webster Avenue. The proposed house is one of four new residences …

Hassan: GOP Budget Leaves N.H. Lacking

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Hanover — During a talk at Dartmouth College on Tuesday, Gov. Maggie Hassan described the precarious balance in New Hampshire politics between keeping taxes low and making investments to build a competitive workforce in the Granite State, which …

Dartmouth College Details Compensation

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Hanover — The 2013 compensation packages of nine Dartmouth College administrators and professors each exceeded $600,000, according to the college’s most recent tax return. Pamela Peedin, the Boston-based chief investment officer who oversees the college’s $4.47 billion endowment, was once again the institution’s highest paid employee. Her $473,000 …

Police Arrest 17 At Dartmouth

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Hanover — Police reported 17 arrests last week between Wednesday night and Sunday at Dartmouth College, the period known as Green Key Weekend. The weekend is one of the college’s most popular social occasions, and the majority of detainments involved underage consumption or possession of alcohol, according to …

Dartmouth Softball Ready for NCAA Re-do

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Hanover — The skies unleashed a deluge early in the Dartmouth College softball team’s practice Tuesday, soaking the NCAA tournament-bound squad as it prepared for Friday’s NCAA regional playoff game at No. 10 Florida State. The Big Green …

Dartmouth College Students Petition for Professor

Monday, May 11, 2015

Hanover — Nearly 800 students at Dartmouth College have signed a petition that demands the reinstatement of a chemistry lecturer whose teaching and lab supervisory positions are disappearing as her department moves toward employing more tenure-track faculty. The …

Chart-Toppers: Lions Use Big Bats to Stop Big Green Again

Sunday, May 10, 2015

New York — With a strong breeze blowing northward toward the Harlem River, with one game left in one team’s season and a long trip to the NCAA tournament awaiting the other, the Dartmouth and Columbia baseball teams …

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 …