New GSC Web Team Leader, Molly Croteau
The Graduate Forum would like to congratulate Molly Croteau on her new appointment as the leader of the Graduate Student Council’s web team. Croteau is a fourth-year PhD candidate in the Department of Chemistry studying the interactions between metals and proteins under the mentorship of Professor Dean Wilcox. Originally from Weare, NH, Croteau completed her undergraduate studies at Keene State College. She decided to pursue her graduate studies at Dartmouth because of her love for the New England area and the high-caliber research opportunities available.
Croteau serves as a department representative to the GSC and assumed responsibility as chair of GSC’s web team last month. The GSC website has undergone major changes in the last couple of years, many of which were spearheaded by past web team leaders Nicholas Tito, now a Department of Chemistry alumnus, and Julia Bradley-Cook, a current Department of Earth Sciences PhD candidate and the former GSC president. Last year, the web team transitioned the GSC website from an independently hosted site to a Dartmouth-supported WordPress site.
The website’s main purpose is to spread the word about GSC-sponsored events to the graduate community at Dartmouth. The website has many resources for graduate students, including an archive of past events, the bylaws and constitution of the student council, and information on GSC-recognized clubs, including service opportunities organized through the Graduate Relief Team. Students can visit the website for information on how to receive funding from the GSC and how to form a GSC-recognized student organization/club. Meeting minutes from the GSC general and executive board meetings are posted on the site as well.
Croteau remarked, “The website keeps all relevant information in one place for easy access for graduate students.” There are currently six graduate students on the web team: Molly Croteau (Department of Chemistry), Lisa Jackson (The Dartmouth Institute and GSC president), Travis Peters (Department of Computer Science), Nicholas Graham (Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program), Isabella Price (Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program), and Rishika De (Molecular and Cellular Biology Program). The web team is currently configuring a new WordPress layout and design, and continues efforts to make the site more user friendly.
by Amanda Balboni