This year, says CNN, “it appears as if elite colleges and universities are eschewing political speakers in favor of representatives from the realms of the arts, activism and business.” Cellist Yo-Yo Ma will be Dartmouth’s speaker, CNN notes.
The Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra will perform the piece on NPR’s “From the Top.”
The government professor is a leading scholar of democratic institutions and electoral politics.
The annual outdoor celebration will feature authentic Hawaiian food and dancing.
Dartmouth’s Jedidah Isler will appear on a slate of speakers who will address the Women in Leadership 2019 event at UC San Diego on Wednesday. The assistant professor’s TED Talks have logged more than 2.5 million views, the newspaper notes.
On Memorial Day, it’s important to remember a “battle won but not celebrated,” says President Emeritus James Wright. This year “marks the 50th anniversary of the major extended Vietnam battle for the mountain … recalled as Hamburger Hill.”