Community Conversations

Dartmouth community members will be able to ask questions and get updates about the institution's priorities, decisions, and operation during the COVID-19 pandemic from Provost Joseph Helble in a live broadcast.

Community Conversations Schedule

Upcoming Conversations: 

Videos and Transcripts from Past Conversations:

  • Jan. 21, 2021: Joining Provost Joseph Helble guests were Dartmouth staff members Ann Bracken, a physician and director of clinical medical services at Dartmouth College Health Service; Mitchel Davis, vice president and chief information officer; and Michael Wooten, associate dean of residential life and director of residential education.
  • Jan. 7, 2021: Provost Joseph Helble's guests were epidemiologist Lisa Adams, who is co-chair of the COVID-19 Task Force and an associate professor of medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine; Caitlin Barthelmes, director of Dartmouth's Student Wellness Center; and Eric Ramsey, associate dean for student life.
  • Jan. 6, 2021: This webcast has been postponed due to unrest in the U.S. Capitol. The webcast will be rescheduled. See video to hear Provost Joseph Helble's remarks canceling the Jan. 6 webcast.
  • Dec. 9, 2020: Provost Joseph Helble discussed Dartmouth operations during COVID-19 with guests Dean of the College Kathryn Lively and COVID-19 Task Force co-chairs Lisa Adams and Josh Keniston.
  • Nov. 11, 2020: President Philip J. Hanlon '77 joined Provost Joseph Helble on the Nov. 11 Community Conversations webcast to discuss Dartmouth operations during COVID-19.
  • Oct. 28, 2020: Provost Joseph Helble spoke with Mary Lou Aleskie, the Howard L. Gilman '44 Director of the Hopkins Center for the Arts; Walter Cunningham Jr., director of the Dartmouth College Gospel Choir; and John Stomberg, the Virginia Rice Kelsey 1961S Director of the Hood Museum of Art.
  • Oct. 14, 2020: Physicians Lisa Adams, who is co-chair of Dartmouth's COVID-19 Taskforce, and Antonia Altomare, an assistant professor of medicine, and Hanover Town Manager Julia Griffin joined Provost Joseph Helble.
  • Sept. 30, 2020: Sue Mehrer, dean of libraries; and faculty members Lisa Baldez and Meredith Kelly joined Provost Joseph Helble.
  • Sept. 16, 2020: Associate Dean of Residential Life Michael Wooten and physician and COVID-19 task force Co-chair Lisa Adams joined Provost Joseph Helble.
  • Sept. 2, 2020: Physician Ann Bracken, director of clinical medical services at Dartmouth's health service, and Jon Plodzik, director of Dartmouth Dining, joined Provost Joseph Helble. 
  • August 19, 2020: Dean of the College Kathryn Lively, Dean of Thayer School of Engineering Alexis Abramson, and the director of the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL) Scott Pauls joined Provost Joseph Helble.
  • August 5, 2020: Physicians Martin Cetron '81, director of the Division of Global Migration and Quarantine at the CDC, and Lisa Adams, MED '90, co-chair of Dartmouth's COVID-19 Task Force and an associate professor at the Geisel School of Medicine, joined Provost Joseph Helble. 
  • July 22, 2020: Provost Joseph Helble spoke with COVID-19 task force chairs Lisa Adams and Josh Keniston, and Chief Financial Officer Mike Wagner.
  • July 8, 2020: Provost Joseph Helble spoke with task force co-chair Josh Keniston, vice president for institutional projects, and Elizabeth Smith, dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
  • June 24, 2020: Provost Joseph Helble welcomed Neal Katyal '91, a former U.S. acting solicitor general, and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health CEO Joanne Conroy '77.
  • June 17, 2020: Postponed.
  • June 3, 2020: Provost Joseph Helble discussed operational issues related to upcoming decisions in June and to fall term operations.
  • May 27, 2020: President Philip J. Hanlon '77 and Board of Trustees Chair Laurel Richie '81 were Provost Joseph Helble's guests.
  • May 20, 2020: Provost Joseph Helble spoke with Dean Madden, vice provost for research, Margie Ackerman, professor of engineering, and David Leib, professor of microbiology and immunology. 
  • May 13, 2020: The return of student belongings was among the topics discussed in this Community Conversations broadcast, as Provost Joseph Helble spoke with Dean of the College Kathryn Lively and Vice President for Institutional Projects Josh Keniston
  • May 6, 2020: Guests invited were history professor Cecilia Gaposchkin, Petra Bonfert-Taylor, a professor of engineering, and John Lynch, former N.H. governor and a clinical professor at Tuck
  • April 29, 2020: Guests invited were Lisa Adams and Josh Keniston, co-chairs of the COVID-19 task force