Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down
Editor’s note: During the course of a week, issues are covered that might not lend themselves to full editorial comment, but they are worthy of The Sunday Telegraph weighing in – thumbs up, thumbs down or neutral.
Thumbs Up – To the crews working on the Nashua Center for the Performing Arts for their continued progress on this all-important project for the Gate City. Most of the rooms, lounge areas, hallways and stairways, plus the centrally-located elevator shaft, have been defined by framing, and in some cases walls have been installed and are awaiting the finishing touches. Additional fundraisers, including the “Name A Seat Campaign,” are ongoing, and with any luck, work will be finished – as scheduled – in December. For information on ways to donate, go to www.nashuacommunityarts.org/donate.
Thumbs UP – To Dartmouth College for naming its first female president in the school’s history. Sian Leah Beilock, 46, the current president of Barnard College and a leading expert on the brain science behind “choking under pressure,” will become Dartmouth’s president July 1, 2023, succeeding Philip J. Hanlon. Beilock, who will be Dartmouth’s 19th president, said she’s excited to bring all the different facets of herself to Dartmouth. “I imagine a lot of people will ask me what it means to be Dartmouth’s first female president, and for some, they might think that I should not talk about that, I should just talk about being a president,” she said in a video statement.
THUMBS UP – To road crews, those organizing local events, mail carriers, police and fire officials and all others who have been working so hard during this recent heat wave. With temperatures expected to remain steady – mid 90s – throughout the weekend, these amazing men and women deserve much thanks – and likely a nice cold drink of water.