News Director Sarah Ashworth guest hosts The Exchange
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Students gather at Dartmouth College in response to recent hate speech.
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In looking at the emergence of social media self-portraits, or "selfies," the Word of Mouth team took a minute to take their own. Clockwise from top left, selfies of Rebecca Lavoie, Taylor Quimby, Zach Nugent, and Virginia Prescott.
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Ash limbs that have been peeled and found not to be infested by emerald ash borer stack up in a warehouse in Concord. This week, Environment Reporter Sam Evans-Brown went along on a hunt for the elusive beetle.
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At a recent open house, Professor Patrick McCarthy describes the ASL Interpretation program in sign language, while Prof. Jack Hoza and a prospective student look on.
Debates over gambling and the Stand Your Ground law heated up this week at the Statehouse, a Republican representative makes national news over a posting she made on Facebook, and Ted Gatsas announces he’ll run for a third term as Manchester's Mayor. We’ll look at the top stories of the week.
For the first time in six years, Dartmouth cancelled classes in the arts and sciences Wednesday. The College administration instead scheduled what it calls a “Day of Reflection and Understanding” after threatening messages were left for some students on an anonymous online discussion board.
The growing emergence of self-portraits – “selfies” – shows no signs of stopping its domination of the social media sphere. By 2012, 86% of the U.S. population had a cell phone. Moreover, research indicates that six out of every ten women use their mobile devices to take self-portraits, most of which end up on Facebook. Narcissism, egotism and vanity are commonly associated with these snapshots – but our guest, Dr.Pamela Rutledge, argues that “selfies” are important, and expand on a rich history of self-portraiture. Pamela is the director of the Media Psychology Research Center.
A survey is now underway in Concord, to determine how far an infestation of invasive beetles has spread. The Emerald Ash Borer has been detected in trees up and down the Merrimack River in Concord. But so far the survey has not found any of the pests outside of a six-mile radius of the city.
There are 25 million ash trees in New Hampshire, found mostly in western and Northern counties. They make up about 6 percent of the state’s forests. But so far, the beetle that has decimated forests in the Midwest, has only been discovered in and around Concord
Nine UNH-Manchester students are graduating this year with degrees in American Sign Language Interpretation. The college hosts one of just 13 accredited programs in the country. And given the high demand for interpreters, these newly-minted grads will likely find secure employment.
But they probably won’t be jumping in right after graduation.