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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 …

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, …

Dartmouth Grad Quits Adam Sandler Film

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Hanover — A 2013 Dartmouth College film and media studies major was among the Native American extras to walk off the set of an Adam Sandler production on Wednesday, citing the film’s offensive character names, costumes and scenes. …

Northern Rights: Big Green Clinches Division Title, Home Field in Title Series

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Hanover — The Dartmouth College softball team took care of business Saturday during its first game against visiting Harvard, then nearly staged a late comeback to pull out the teams’ second contest, despite fielding a lineup comprised mostly …

Big Green Lacrosse Soars Over River Hawks

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Hanover — The Dartmouth College men’s lacrosse team won easily against UMass Lowell on Tuesday night but may have suffered a disheartening loss during its 18-9 victory at Scully-Fahey Field. With roughly three minutes remaining in the rout, …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth Baseball Extends Divisional Reign

Monday, April 20, 2015

Hanover — Wash. Rinse. Repeat. Eight times. Dartmouth College senior Matt MacDowell hit a walk-off sacrifice fly in the first game of a doubleheader against Brown, then scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth in …

Divisional Repeat Within Dartmouth Softball’s Reach

Monday, April 20, 2015

Hanover — That championship feeling is developing again for the Dartmouth College softball team, which swept an Ivy League doubleheader against visiting Brown on Sunday, 4-0 and 6-0, at Dartmouth Softball Park. The result means the Big Green …

Dartmouth Baseball’s Division Rivals Bracing for a Familiar Ending

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Hanover — If it’s mid-April, you know baseball coaches at Harvard, Yale and Brown are shaking their heads in frustration. Some day, some way, won’t Dartmouth College stumble and allow one of them to capture the Ivy League’s …