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A week of Dartmouth Inspiration,
Exploration, and Community

Sunday, June 14–Saturday, June 20, 2020

Let’s join together for seven days of learning, unity, exploration, difficult conversations, and inspiration—and then share it with our own communities.

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Race and Racism: Dartmouth Community Conversations

George Floyd. Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor.
Protests, rallies, and demands for change resonate across the country—and at Dartmouth. Please join a conversation with Dartmouth faculty and leaders about race and racism in higher education and in the wider world.

Talking About Racism:
A Historical—and Personal—Perspective

Monday, June 15, 2020, 7:00 PM EST

Join a conversation about race and racism with Dartmouth professors Craig Sutton and Matthew Delmont, who will provide a historical context and their personal perspectives. They will be joined by Thayer professor Petra Bonfert-Taylor, who will offer her experiences working with underrepresented students in engineering fields. 


Racism and the Educator Experience

Thursday, June 18, 2020, 7:00 PM EST

Dartmouth professors William Cheng and Trica Keaton will join Associate Dean Barbara Will for a discussion on the multifaceted topic of educators and race, how racism affects careers and opportunities, and how the Dartmouth community can support educators and students of color while educating themselves about racism on campus.


Our Leadership Moment and How Dartmouth Prepared Us For It

Saturday, June 20
11:00 am–12:00pm EDT

President Hanlon ’77, Laurel Richie ’81, Erica Schultz ’95, Beth Fascitelli ’80, Hilary Tompkins ’90 HON’19, Eileen Donahoe ’81, and Jim Frank ’65 Join President Hanlon and six of our trustees from the 2020 Reunion classes as we look at how Dartmouth prepared them to lead and what inspires them now. You won’t want to miss this!

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Inspiration in the Arts: Women of Dartmouth Film Discussion
Thursday, June 18
2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT

Watch the film Early Daughters of Dartmouth: Blazing the Trail to Coeducation (password: Eleazar) and join Bill Aydelott ’72 and alumnae special guests for a live panel discussion and Q&A session. Welcome Remarks and moderating of Q&A by Vice President of Alumni Relations, Cheryl Bascomb '82

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Inspiration in Creativity: Draw Baker Tower Together
Friday, June 19

Learn how to draw one of Dartmouth’s most iconic buildings and let’s do it together! Join world-renowned cartoonist Liniers as he walks us through the process. It will be a fun, interactive art studio experience.

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Provost Joe Helble
Town Hall with Provost Joseph Helble

Wednesday, June 24
3:30 p.m.

Provost Joseph Helble will be joined by Neal Katyal ’91 and Joanne Conroy ’77 for his live weekly broadcast. Dartmouth community members will also be able to ask questions and get updates about the institution's priorities, decisions, and operation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Kristene Kelly, DJ Avery, Buddy Teevens
Inspiration in Athletics: COVID and Athletics
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
12:30–1:00 pm EDT

How are Dartmouth’s award-winning football coach, Buddy Teevens and others recruiting in these uncertain times? Teevens will be joined by Executive Associate Athletics Director Dr. Kristene Kelly and student athlete D.J. Avery '20 as they walk us through how they keep athletes inspired.

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Wind Ensemble
Inspiration in the Arts: Broadcast Debut Symphony for Winds Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble Concert
Friday, June 19
8 PM

Join us for a musical celebration of the best-loved places on and about the Dartmouth campus by award-winning composer Oliver Caplan ’04, performed by the Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble. In addition to the composer, Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble Director Brian Messier will be available in an adjoining chat room during the screening of this symphony to answer your questions. The link to the broadcast and chat will go live at 8:00 pm.

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Green Eggs and Ham with Don Pease
Green Eggs and Ham
Watch anytime during Pre-Union Week

Our very own Don Pease '68a, TheTed and Helen Geisel Third Century Professor in the Humanities, will read to us the classic tale of Green Eggs and Ham to start or end your day off in Dartmouth style.

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In Case you Missed it

Collis Congratulations Graduates
Inspiration in our Graduates: Dartmouth Class of 2020 Virtual Conferring of Degrees
Sunday, June 14
11:30–12:45 pm EDT

President Hanlon and others will speak this year to graduates in the online Celebrating the Moment: Dartmouth 2020 degree conferral ceremony that will draw from tradition—and offer something new. Members of the Class of 2020 will be invited to return to campus in June 2021 for a special commencement event.

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Fake News
Inspiration in our Teaching: Fake News in the age of COVID
Monday, June 15
12:00–1:00 p.m. EDT

Learn about Fake News in the age of COVID. Professor of Government Brendan Nyhan and Vignesh Chockalingam ’20 will discuss how the media shapes perceptions of reality. An opportunity for discussion and questions will follow.

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Indian-is by Priya Krishna
Inspiration with an Appetite: Let’s Cook!
Tuesday, June 16
12:00–12:30 p.m. EDT

Priya Krishna ’13 offered us delectable insights on how to prepare simple and delicious Indian cuisine. Krishna is an Indian-American food writer, YouTube personality, and regular contributor to The New York Times and The New Yorker, and the author of the cookbook, Indian-ish. Share your attempt at her dish with #DartmouthPreUnion.

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More to Explore

From iconic Dartmouth Zoom backgrounds to social media challenges and programming from across campus, there is plenty more fun and inspiring content to explore throughout the week.


Dartmouth College Fund: Made For This Moment

Three students share their stories about how financial aid has changed their lives.
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Dartmouth Zoom Backgrounds

Transport yourself back to campus on your Zoom calls with an iconic Dartmouth Zoom background.

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Recreate Art From Home

We challenge you to search through the Hood Museum collection online and pick your favorite object, recreate it in your own way and share with #HoodMuseumFromHome and #DartmouthPreUnion!