The Westletter: Week of 2/19/17

THE WESTLETTER for the week of 2/19/17

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We had a great week in West House: A Community Dinner and wine & cheese reception on Tuesday, a wonderful house concert with PAN Project on Thursday, and an fascinating discussion with Tuck Dean Matthew Slaughter for our HP Tea on Friday.

  • House Professor’s Teas

Our next HP Tea will be Friday, Feb 24 at 4:30pm in the Fahey First Floor Lounge where Resident Fellow Sophie Leung will convene a panel Q&A on medical school:

Thinking about going to med school? Deciding between getting an MD, PhD or both? Then come to our informal Q&A where we will discuss:

  • Pros and cons of a career in medicine
  • Can you be a doctor and have a personal life? (Travel, family, kids, hobbies, fun)
  • How hard is it to pay off all that debt?
  • What is the work load really like? How much sleep will I get?
  • Are you sacrificing your 20s to get that degree?

Panelists will include Dr. Leslie Henderson, PhD and dean of Geisel, Dr. Lee Witters, MD as well as dual degree med students working toward their MD/MPH, MD/MBA, or MD/PhD. Event will be from 4:30-5:30pm in Fahey 1st floor common room. Feel free to bring friends. RSVPs to are appreciated to get an approximate head count but not required.

  • Discussion and Dinner with artist ERIC VAN HOVE on Feb. 21

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 5:30pm (rescheduled from earlier in the term)

ERIC van HOVE (Montgomery Fellow)

To RSVP please send email by Monday, Feb. 20.

 Montgomery Fellows Program
invites you to dinner and discussion with our Montgomery Fellow

Eric van Hove

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


West House Professor’s Residence, 18 Webster Ave

Eric van Hove is a Belgian Moroccan artist who was raised in Cameroon, attended university in Belgium, and completed both masters and doctoral work in Tokyo. As a result, van Hove has developed a cosmopolitan consciousness that guides his art, which juxtaposes traditional crafts with the forces of globalization. One example of this is the exact replica he made of a Mercedes-Benz engine, V12 Laraki, which he constructed by hand with several Moroccan artisans. The engine, made of hundreds of parts and dozens of materials, is owned by Dartmouth’s own HOOD Museum, and was on display when van Hove was artist-in-residence in the Department of Studio Art. An incredibly creative artist, van Hove works in multiple genres and with a wide range of media, including installation, performance, writing, photography, video, and sculpture.


We’re pleased to announce that the West House Office on the first floor of Fahey now has its own Keurig coffee machine. If you’d like to get some (free) coffee, tea, hot chocolate, or cider (or to pick up a House travel mug – the new order has come in!) just come by the office. Be sure to stop in and say hi to Pamela or Darby!

  • Free HOP tickets

West House has available free tickets for House members to attend world-class performances at the Hopkins Center each term. Please see below the list of upcoming performances for this week; a full list of shows for upcoming term is available here. If you’d like tickets, please contact House Administrator Pamela Duffy at

Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra

Sat Feb 25 2017 – 8:00 PM

Program includes Sibelius’ Violin Concerto (with soloist Orestis Lykouropoulos ’17) and Brahms’ Symphony No. 1.


The next Exec meeting will take place on Sunday, February 19 at 8:30pm in the McLane seminar room. Minutes to all Exec Board meetings are available here. All are welcome to participate!


  1. Debrief and discuss Winter Carnival Tent
  2. Debrief and discuss Drinks Reception
  3. Update on House Directory
  4. Plans for Remainder of Winter
  5. for Elections in Spring