Hanover — Given all the bad publicity about drinking and sexual assaults on campus, Dartmouth College may finally have caught a public relations break, especially in this video-friendly world. Dartmouth sophomore Jake Gaba and some fellow students have created an on-campus video that depicts dozens of students, and some faculty members, lip-syncing and grooving to the popular song Happy by Pharrell Williams. “Very happy” might be an apt description for the reaction in the Admissions Office, since the video shows a multicultural sweep of campus
Here’s a tidy little example of how the presence of a photographer or journalist will always affect the situations being photographed or reported. Photographers, and in particular photojournalists, are constantly trying to transform the motion, emotion, color, shape and information around us into a tight little visual package that viewers will see and relate to. The goal is simple: to honestly and accurately present what we see, in a way that will connect to the viewer. Don’t change the scene. Don’t direct the subjects. That’s
Hartford — Do you want to take home the town manager’s desk? How about the Selectboard’s meeting table? Those items, along with other office equipment supplies, will be available for purchase on Saturday and Sunday during the Town Hall Office Sale, which will be held from 9-2 in the Hartford Municipal Building parking lot. The yard sale, which organizers are discouraging early birds from flocking to, will offer an array of different size filing cabinets, desks, tables, bookcases, chairs and more. Even the couch that
These are the problems that happen when half the towns in New England share the same name. Case in point: Lyme, Conn., where a terrifyingly large and ugly fish called a sturgeon surfaced along the Connecticut River recently, and Lyme, N.H., where a photo of the fish (and two adorable grandchildren) started surfacing on social media yesterday. Rest easy, Upper Valley. That ugly thing is far, far away. View the photo at the link above, and read more about sturgeons here. ∎ Posted to the
As reported in today’s Valley News, organizers of the recently concluded 10th annual White River Indie Festival (formerly the White River Indie Film Festival) are calling it a success. “My sense was that it was larger than last year,” Michael Beahan, president of the WRIF Board, told Valley News reporter Nicola Smith. “There were decent-sized audiences for all the films that were shown.” One of the highlights of the festival is the annual 48-hour film slam, a collaboration between WRIF and CATV, in which teams
Hanover — Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson will be leaving Dartmouth at the end of the school year for a new position at Scripps College as vice president for student affairs and dean of students. Johnson has been at Dartmouth since 2011, when she was hired by then-President Jim Yong Kim. She had previously been dean at Colgate University for five years. In Hanover, she has been the top administrator dealing day-to-day with such issues as sexual assault and diversity on campus. Dartmouth president
Marion Cross School third-grader Stella Galanes sits on a bench in class while taking a computerized test at the school in Norwich, Vt., on April 24, 2014. ∎ Posted to the Valley Visual blog Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Follow the Valley News on Twitter @VNewsUV.
Hey, children, what’s that sound? If it’s a loud roar from above between 4-5 p.m. today, it’s probably an F-15 Eagle from the Massachusetts-based 104th Fighter Wing. According to a news release from the Department of the Air Force, three of the fighter jets from the Air National Guard unit will scramble from their base in Westfield, Mass., and conduct an exercise over the region this afternoon in conjunction with members of the Civil Air Patrol, who will be flying a low-speed civilian propeller aircraft.
Hanover — Hanover officials have named a 28-year law-enforcement veteran now working in a small town in North Carolina to be the new police chief. Charlie Dennis was named today following a national search to replace longtime Hanover Police Chief Nicholas Giaccone, who retired last year. Dennis, who is expected to start his new job in June, is the police chief of Reidsville, N.C., population 14,340. ∎ Posted online Tuesday at 2:10 p.m. Find a full report in Wednesday’s Valley News and follow us on
Are dirt roads driving your vehicle, rather than the other way around? Has a thick layer of rock-studded muck taken up residence inside the wheel wells? Does driving faster than 40 mph make your car vibrate violently? Don’t worry, it’s only mud season. As far as the fifth season goes, dirt-road dwellers and town officials say they’ve seen worse. Still, it’s been bad enough. Valley News readers sent in dozens of nominations for the Big Muddy, with the vast majority targeting Vermont roads. Not surprising,