News & Events

  • Former RWIT tutor, Miriam Jerotich Kilimo, has been named a Rhodes Scholar for the upcoming academic year.

    An anthropology major at Dartmouth, Kilimo plans to pursue a master's degree in Women's Studies while at Oxford.

    Congratulations, Miriam, from all of us in the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric...

  • The Institute for Writing and Rhetoric gains five new faculty members this year: Richard Abel (Lecturer in Writing), Svetlana (Yana) Grushina (Lecturer in Speech), Sarah Bartos Smith (Lecturer in Writing), Steven Thompson (Lecturer in Writing), and Nicholas B. Van Kley (Lecturer in Writing and Interim Director of RWIT).

    To help introduce them to our faculty and the College, we've asked them to answer a few brief questions.

    Richard Abel


  • Senior Lecturer Douglas Moody has been awarded the Presidents’ Good Steward Award for faculty by the Campus Compact for New Hampshire. Moody was nominated for the Good Steward Award for his service as the faculty adviser for the Nicaragua Cross-Cultural Educational Service Program (CCESP), an international service-learning program that is administered by the William Jewett Tucker Foundation.  The Good Steward Award is given to a member of the faculty, administration, or staff member who has...

  • Mark Koch, Interim Coordinator of Writing 2-3 in the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric, has been awarded a grant from the Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation to work in London this summer on a project titled "The Rhetoric of Charity: The English Charity Sermon from 1680 to 1750." Koch will explore London libraries to discover more about the charity sermons of late 17th- and early 18th-century England.  His research shows that, while the Protestant Reformation eroded the traditional...

  • Each year Dartmouth College recognizes a single lecturer for his or her outstanding academic research. We are happy to announce that this year's recipient of the Distinguished Lecturer Award is the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric's own Josh Compton.

    Professor Compton is perhaps the world's leading scholar of what is known as inoculation theory. While conventional rhetorical analysis focuses on ways to achieve consensus and persuade audiences, inoculation theory examines how...

  • RWIT's head writing assistant, Joseph Singh '14, was recently named a Rhodes Scholar for 2014.

    Singh plans to pursue a degree in international security policy at the University of Oxford next year.

    Congratulations, Joseph.

  • At their recent national convention, Pi Kappa Delta—the nation's oldest collegiate speech and debate organization—named the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric's Josh Compton the editor of their journal, The ForensicThe Forensic publishes work in argumentation, public speaking, and intercollegiate speech and debate activities.

    This prestigious appointment reflects Compton's distinguished reputation as a scholar. Former editor Nina-Jo Moore says of Compton's...

  • Laura Braunstein

    Each spring, the Dartmouth College Library honors its graduating student employees with the Student Library Service Bookplate Program. Graduating students who have worked for the Library are invited to choose books, DVDs, CDs or other items for the Library’s collections. Each item receives a bookplate that acknowledges the student’s selection and honors his or her service to the Library. Students are eligible...

  • This spring, for the second time, Terry Osborne is teaching his community-based first-year seminar, COVER Stories: Community Building & the Environment. This course uses writing and storytelling to take up the very important issue of the conscious construction of community—how it's done, and why it matters.

    Osborne, a Senior Lecturer with appointments in Writing and Environmental Studies, has shaped his first-year seminar around the belief that environmental activism...

  • Contentious debates over immigration reform call scholars to turn their attention to the rhetoric of immigration. Claudia Anguiano, Lecturer in Speech for the Institute for Writing & Rhetoric, centers her scholarship on the ways immigrant populations are defined. In line with other communication studies scholars, Anguiano uses rigorous, critical rhetorical methods to extract the historical dimensions and significance of terminology, thereby broadening our understanding of the role of...