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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 …

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 …

Dartmouth College Professor: Curb Grade Inflation

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Hanover — If the current trend in student assessment continues unchecked, the Dartmouth College class of 2064 will graduate with about 1,200 valedictorians. Though he cast it as an unlikely scenario, such was the picture biology professor Mark McPeek, who heads a committee on grade inflation, painted for …

This Much Is True: Dartmouth Graduate Adds U.S. 5K Record to Growing Career

Monday, April 27, 2015

West Lebanon — At last year’s Boston Athletic Association 5-kilometer race, Ben True was beaten by a fraction of a second by Ethiopian and Olympic silver medalist Dejen Gebremeskel. This year, True earned redemption in record-setting style. Winning …

Local Roundup: Softball ILCS Set, Less So for Baseball

Monday, April 27, 2015

Hanover — The Dartmouth College softball team’s dates in the Ivy League Championship Series are all set. Big Green baseball knows when it will play, but not who quite yet. Having clinched the Ivies’ North Division title on …

Hartford Man Believes His Faith Helped His Cure

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Hartford — Strong religious convictions aren’t always at war with medical science. At times, they can coexist perfectly, albeit independently of each other. Take the case of Bill Josler, now 72. In 1997, Josler saw himself as the picture of health. “I was running 25 miles a week, …