News & Events

  • The Institute for Writing and Rhetoric will permanently move offices on Monday 9/9/19 from Baker Library to 37 Dewey Field Road.

    The Student Center for Research, Writing and Information Technology (RWIT) will continue to offer peer tutoring services for students in 183 Berry Library.


  • The Institute for Writing and Rhetoric gains three new faculty members this year: Annika Konrad, Clara Lewis, and Kate Rose. To help introduce them to our faculty and the College, we've asked them to answer a few brief questions.

    Annika Konrad


  • Institute Director Jed Dobson and his wife Rena Mosteirin '05 have co-authored a book of experimental poetry and cultural criticism based on the code of the Apollo 11 guidance computer.

    The book, titled Moonbit, will be released on July 20th by...

  • Visiting Associate Professor Jennifer Sargent, a former public defender and district judge, was a guest on NHPR's The Exchange this week. Sargent discussed several court cases being considered by the Supreme Court, including a citizenship question the White House wanted to add to the U.S. census.

    You may listen to the entire discussion on NHPR...

  • The Institute for Writing and Rhetoric is pleased to announce that the Benjamin F. Barge and Class of 1866 Prizes for Oratory speech contest was held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at 4:30 pm in the Treasure Room (Baker Library). A reception and award presentation followed in the Ferguson Room (Baker Library Room 206).

     Eight Dartmouth students presented original persuasive speeches to a public audience and a panel of judges. At the conclusion of the event,...

  • We invite you to submit your DartWrite Portfolio in the 2019 Digital Portfolio Competition!

    We will award $250 to one winner from each House community (including living-learning communities) for Best Portfolio by a 22 in the House, to be judged by house community student leaders and DartWrite faculty members.

    There will also be four GRAND PRIZES of $500 each, chosen by DartWrite faculty for:

    • The portfolio by a ‘22 with the Best Design
    • The portfolio by a ‘22...
  • The Neukom Institute for Computational Science has announced its 2019 grant recipients. We are pround to announce that the Institute's Christiane Donahue and Sarah B. Smith have won a CompX grant for the DartWrite intitiative:

    Through an ambitious digital portfolio initiative called DartWrite, The Institute for Writing and Rhetoric is studying growth and change in...

  • We are delighted to announce that Dartmouth College's Speech program received the NCA's Rex Mix award this year. Each year the National Communication Association awards the Rex Mix Program of Excellence Award to the nation's "top undergraduate communication program." Nominated programs are evaluated for excellence in curriculum, program quality, course design, and special programs. We are delighted to announce that Dartmouth College's Speech program received the NCA's Rex Mix award this year...

  • Faculty Workshop: “A Speech is a Dialogue”: Dartmouth’s Historical/Modern Approach to Public Speaking

    Presenter: Associate Professor Josh Compton

    Location: DCAL, Baker Library Room 102

    Date / Time: 2-28-19 / 12:15pm-1:45pm

    Dartmouth has long treated public speaking as something more than simple skills training, but instead, as a rich, historic, foundational liberal art, and that approach continues to this day. This session will survey some...