‘We Just Want You to Care’

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Ukrainian students display urgent texts from the start of the Russian invasion.

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Ukrainian students holding flags on the Dartmouth Green

(Video by Signe Taylor and Polly Chesnokova ’24)

Members of the Dartmouth Student Alliance for Ukraine on Friday displayed urgent, anguished text messages sent to and from Ukrainian students at Dartmouth and their loved ones on the first days of the Russian invasion last February.

The exhibit on Baker Lawn captures the fear and uncertainty Ukraine and its citizens have felt for the past year.

As Zhenia Dubrova ’24, one of the organizers, says, the students are trying to raise awareness about their country’s plight.

“We just want you to care,” she says.

Signe Taylor and Polly Chesnokova '24