The Westletter: Week of 2/26/17

THE WESTLETTER for the week of 2/26/17

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  • House Professor’s Teas

We had a great HP Tea this past Friday with our panel on med school and the medical profession, organized by Resident Fellow Sophie Leung. Thanks to Sophie for organizing, and to all our distinguished panelists for a very valuable discussion!

Our final House Professor’s Tea of the term will be this FRIDAY, March 3 at 4:30pm with Prof. Vicky May of the Thayer School of Engineering.

Prof. May is a Professor in the Thayer School of Engineering and an affiliate of West House. Her research includes studies of engineering education and seismic engineering. At Dartmouth her courses include the popular introductory courses ENGS 11: The Way Things Work – A Visual Introduction to Engineering, and ENGS 21: Introduction to Engineering.

  • Economics Major advising session WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Interested in majoring in Economics? West House affiliate Prof. James Feyrer (Vice Chair of the Econ Department) will be hosting an evening Q&A in West House THIS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1 to help answer any questions you might have about the major. More details TBA!


Our next West House Community Dinner will be on Sunday, March 5 in the Fahey Lounge. We’ll once again begin with a wine & cheese reception at 5pm (with soft drinks, as well as beer, wine, and cider available for 21+), followed by a catered dinner as usual starting at 6pm.

For faculty and staff with families, as usual we’ll have some babysitters lined up so please bring the kids (parents please email me ASAP at if you’re interested in taking advantage of babysitting).


A reminder 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) just come by the office. Be sure to stop in and say hi to Pamela or Darby! We also will have some new West House apparel that will be available soon – watch this space!

  • 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; a full list of shows for this term is available here. If you’d like tickets, please contact House Administrator Pamela Duffy at

Sally Pinkas, piano

Tue Mar 07 2017 – 7:00 PM

Hop pianist-in-residence performs solo works from Schumann, a meditative Bach partita and more.


There will be no Exec Board meeting tonight, as we’ll be having a House leadership dinner with the UGAs and RFs this week.