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  • Thanks to a Harvard man, a son of Dartmouth is finally getting his due. The portrayal of U.S. Rep. Thaddeus Stevens (R-Pa.), Dartmouth Class of 1814, by Tommy Lee Jones, Harvard Class of 1969, in Steven Spielberg’s film Lincoln is earning acclaim for the Oscar-winning actor. It is also raising awareness of the prominent role Stevens played in the passage of the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery.

    “Tommy Lee Jones did a great job, and it’s wonderful to have that kind of...

  • The history department will host “Military Service and National Obligation: A Symposium,” featuring lectures and a roundtable discussion about the history of armed service, on October 5 and 6.

    The symposium will explore themes from President Emeritus James Wright’s most recent book, Those Who Have Borne the Battle: A History of America’s Wars and Those Who Fought Them (PublicAffairs, a member of Perseus Books 2012). Dartmouth faculty members from the history,...