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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Threnody for Old School Dartmouth

Threnody for Old School Dartmouth

By Joe Rago ‘05 Editor’s Note: This piece was published in The Dartmouth Review on January 12, 2005. These days, ‘Old School’ seems to imply something out of time, archaic, like sitting… Read more »

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Something Wicked This Way Comes

By Joe Rago ‘05 Editor’s Note: This piece was published in The Dartmouth Review on January 12, 2005. In December I attended a conference of conservative college journalists, which was square and… Read more »

All That Remains

All That Remains

By Joe Rago ‘05 Editor’s Note: This piece was published in The Dartmouth Review on September 20, 2004. Jeffrey Immelt ’78 was the keynote speaker at the past Commencement; as a loyal… Read more »

Shut Up, I Explained

Shut Up, I Explained

By Joe Rago ‘05 Editor’s Note: This piece was published in The Dartmouth Review on September 20, 2004. Amid the paraphernalia that’s accumulated in our offices over the past twenty-five years, there’s… Read more »

Reconsidering David McLaughlin.

Reconsidering David McLaughlin.

By Joe Rago ‘05 Editor’s Note: This piece was published in The Dartmouth Review on October 18, 2004. David Thomas McLaughlin passed away in August. He was a member of the Class… Read more »

Joe Rago, A Model Writer – By Emily Esfahani Smith ‘09

Joe Rago, A Model Writer – By Emily Esfahani Smith ‘09

By Emily Esfahani Smith ‘09 Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of The Dartmouth Review By the time I joined The Dartmouth Review as a staffer in the fall of 2005, just a few months after… Read more »

Kangaroo Joe

Kangaroo Joe

By Adam I. W. Schwartzman ‘13 In February 2011, the Wall Street Journal editorial board curated a list of their all-time favorite films. One editor chose Ben-Hur. Others, On the… Read more »

Joe Rago: A Brilliant Mind

Joe Rago: A Brilliant Mind

 As editor of The Dartmouth Review, and now The New Criterion, I have heard the voices of many Dartmouth writers and editors “with the hill winds in their breath.” Joe… Read more »

Joe Rago, A Loyal Son of the College – By Peter Robinson ‘79

Joe Rago, A Loyal Son of the College – By Peter Robinson ‘79

By Peter Robinson ‘79 Trustee Emeritus As editor of The Dartmouth Review, Joe Rago ’05 prevented the newspaper from becoming a mere outlet for outrage and provocation—as risk to the… Read more »

Joe Rago, A Generous and Loving Friend – By Nicholas Desai

Joe Rago, A Generous and Loving Friend – By Nicholas Desai

By Nicholas Desai Strange as it may sound, I never knew, until I met Joe, that articles on important subjects didn’t have to be earnest, plodding, and pious; that erudition… Read more »