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FallHanover, NHFavorite Class: Design Thinking
We built roller coasters, solved problems on campus, designed PSA posters and more. A great introduction to the Human-Centered Design minor.
WinterHanover, NHFavorite Class: System Dynamics in Policy Design and Analysis
Have you ever wondered about the link between gang violence and after-school programs? Between a link between accessibility of doctors office and ADHD diagnosis? Between gender dynamics and drug usage? System Dynamics uses a systems thinking framework to explore policy that builds links between issues and their root causes.
SpringHanover, NHFavorite Class: Intro to Middle Eastern Studies
Wow! Such an introduction to the Middle East... politically, economically, historically, artistically. I learned so much in this class -- and since taking it, I feel like I can really understand contemporary conversations about the region.
FallHanover, NHFavorite Class: Modern German History
Udi Greenberg is the best lecturer I have ever had. Come to Dartmouth for the woods, stay for the teaching! Professor Greenberg's lectures flowed like stories... the most captivated I've ever been by a class!
WinterHanover, NHFavorite Class: Development Under Fire
Why is foreign aid so prevalent in conflict zones? Does giving money to areas in conflict help reduce violence? Answers to all this and more lie in this class.
My Plans for Winter Break
You might be thinking, "6 weeks?! What am I supposed to do for 6 weeks?" I had the same reaction when I heard about Winterim. Maybe, if I tell you how I plan on spending the time, it'll convince you that 6 weeks isn't too long at all.
Slowing Down Saturdays
I can't tell you how to avoid feeling overwhelmed, as I'm still working on that myself, but I can tell you a piece of advice that's helped me along the way: Saturday Mornings Are Sacred (SMAS).
Welcome to the (other) woods: My trip to the Ravine Lodge!
To celebrate the end of week six, my friends and I made a reservation at the Moosilauke Ravine Lodge, which is is a mountain lodge and set of cabins maintained by the college.
Gile + the DartZoo: Student Life on Campus!
Talking about two things I did outside of my classes and extracurriculars this week: Hiking Gile mountain and the Dartmouth Zoo!
So...What Do You Do All Day?
A question I've gotten a few times while I'm here is "So what do you do all day?" I figured I would walk you through the things taking up the most time in my life right now, starting with my classes!
A Fabulous Foodie Fall Day in My Life
Come along on a fall day with me!
Freshman Year is Totally a Rollercoaster!
People often say your first year at Dartmouth can be a rollercoaster, but I didn't expect to be building a literal rollercoaster during my second week of classes!
Introducing Myself: A California Girl in Hanover
My name is Natalie Keim, and I'm a '25. I'm from the San Francisco Bay Area, over 3,000 miles away from Dartmouth!