The College news site has a new look and a new name. Dartmouth Now is now Dartmouth News.
The site, a collaboration between the Office of Communications—which publishes Dartmouth News—and Web Services, has an updated design and new functions that will allow stories, photos, and videos to be shared more easily across many of Dartmouth’s websites.
“The Office of Communications strives to engage the entire Dartmouth community—on and off campus—with the stories we tell,” says Justin Anderson, vice president for communications. “Our goal with the new site is to bring Dartmouth’s story to an ever-wider audience. And by renaming the site, we hope to communicate clearly to our community and to our online visitors where to go for news about Dartmouth.”
Dartmouth News will continue to cover the activities and accomplishments of the College’s students, faculty, alumni, and staff. New features on the site include a hub for social media and photo galleries that highlight Dartmouth’s people and places. The new site will also now host the College calendar of events.
“This new design enables us to better integrate video, photography, and social media into the stories we publish,” Anderson says.
The work by web services will allow offices across campus to share stories and photos relevant to their work on their own websites.
Two e-newsletters are also getting new names as part of the redesign effort. Starting next week, Vox Weekly (which is sent every Thursday to all students, faculty, and staff, among others) will be called Dartmouth News Weekly. And for those who don’t want to wait an entire week for news about Dartmouth, a daily email, Dartmouth News Today (formerly Dartmouth Now Daily Update), will continue to provide all the day’s news. (Subscribe to these e-newsletters on the news site.)
Have a look around and let us know what you think.