Jenny Chen's D-PlanWhat's a D-Plan?
FallOn CampusFavorite Class: Sociology 001
I looked forward to this class every week, partly because of the professor and partly due to the content. We read books on a wide variety of topics, ranging from privilege and how it affects our interactions with others to restaurant kitchens and the hierarchies inherent in surgical residencies.
WinterOn CampusFavorite Class: Biology 013
Biol13 is structured so that you have to work as a group on difficult class problems and even on some exams, which was novel to me and pushed me to really understand the material. This class inspired me to pursue research (both off-campus and on-campus) related to genetics.
SpringOn CampusFavorite Class: The Body: The Nude in Western Visual Art
Although this class was daunting to me in the beginning, given that I had little to no experience in either Women's, Gender, and Sexuality or Art History, it was also one of the classes in which I became the most engaged in. For our final project, I investigated the history of allegories in Western art and why they were so often portrayed as women.
I interned at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA under Dr. Livingston. I explored the mechanism by which BRCA1 acts as a tumor suppressor. It was really rewarding to be able to apply what I had learned in Biol13, including specific procedures and techniques we had been tested on, to a real-life laboratory setting.
This past Wednesday was my official last day of classes for freshman year. Spring term has passed in the blink of an eye, and now I only have a few days left here before I head home for the summer.
Where art thou, art books?
The very first time I stepped into Sherman Art Library was twenty weeks into my time here at Dartmouth.
Music with MILCK
I love music just as much (and maybe even more) than the next person, but I must admit, I’m not as hip about the top 50 or the popular songs kids listen to these days.
A Community of Care
As someone interested in medicine, I believed that it was important for me to learn about the inequities in our healthcare system. I didn’t expect to find a community of peers and professionals who would inspire and motivate me.
Lou's: A Quintessential Part of Dartmouth
Lou’s Restaurant & Bakery, affectionally known as Lou’s, serves breakfast, lunch, and dessert. But if you ask most people, myself included, they will tell you that Lou’s is the perfect spot for brunch.
Home Sweet Home
Recently, my friends and I decided to take on an unusual challenge: baking cookies in college. Armed with nothing more than a few borrowed baking pans, we set out the day beforehand with the task of finding ingredients.
The Reality of Requirements
To all the high school seniors out there, I have a message for you: cherish this coming summer, as it will be one of the most relaxing times of your life. Travel, lounge around the house, and watch an exorbitant amount of TV.
Dartmouth kids take on the city
On a typical Saturday, I find myself cozied up in the library, working through homework assignments with friends -- but this Saturday was not a typical one. I signed up to go on a day trip to Boston with North Park, my community house.
The Dimensions of Dartmouth
Congratulations to all of the Dartmouth ‘22s! It's weird to think that just a year ago, I was in your shoes.
An Insider's Guide to Group Work
This term, I’m taking a class called Biology 13, Gene Expression and Inheritance. It integrates a flipped classroom structure, which means that we learn most of the material through online videos the night before class.