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Hi, ’18s! I hope everyone has been enjoying their fall! It was nice to reconnect with some of you at Homecoming earlier this fall; nothing is better than the bright Hanover foliage and a roaring bonfire!
The last issue of Dartmouth Alumni Magazine includes an interview with actor Sarah Wayne Callies ’99 talking about her new podcast drama. Inspired, and also looking for some entertainment inspiration to avoid the doom scroll, I asked you to submit your podcast, TV, film, and literature recommendations. Danica Rodriguez recommended Only Murders in the Building, a great new comedy-murder mystery series on Hulu centered around the creation of a true crime podcast. The show features Steve Martin (who actually played his banjo at the Hopkins Center for the Arts in 2012), Martin Short, and Selena Gomez. I also love this show—amazing pick, Danica!
In addition to having impeccable taste in television, Danica is also a leader in her field! In October she was announced as the new resident casting director for the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C.! In this new leadership position, Danica aims to uplift the industry’s most under-considered voices, centering Black, Indigenous, people of color, queer, and disabled artists on the stage. Congratulations, Danica! We hope to see your company’s performances soon!
Charlotte Dahl has been working with Dartmouth’s young alumni campaign advisors to increase alumni-giving participation, particularly among the youngest alumni classes. Her team has decided to focus their efforts on mental health and wellness. They launched the Vox Clamantis Intergenerational Fund for Student Mental Health & Well-Being to support the College in providing mental health initiatives and clinical positions for members of the student body. Thank you to Charlotte and her team for pursuing this incredibly important cause at Dartmouth. All alumni are invited to support the organization’s work at calltolead.dartmouth.edu/stories/young-alumni-shine-light-student-mental-health-and-wellness. Thank you for your support!
Thanks to everyone who submitted their recommendations and updates for the column. It’s so good to hear about all the amazing things our class is doing! This column is our first of 2022, so I hope everyone’s year is off to a great start. Cheers to you, ’18s!
—Emily Choate, 172 Commonwealth Ave., Apt. 3, Boston, MA 02116; (603) 305-5346; firstname.lastname@example.org