"During spring break, about a year after President Obama’s executive order re-opening cultural and commercial pathways to Cuba, a group of Dartmouth faculty and staff went to Havana to celebrate the opening of the Galería Haydee Santamaría, an elegantly renovated art gallery that will serve as a classroom building for exchange students. The travelers met with Cuban scholars and officials as well as faculty and staff from the Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad (CASA), which includes Dartmouth and eight other U.S. colleges and universities.
The Dartmouth delegation included John Tansey, executive director of the Frank J. Guarini Institute for International Education; Lisa Baldez, Cheheyl Professor and director of the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning and a professor of government and of Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies; John Carey, a professor of government and the John Wentworth Professor in the Social Sciences; Raúl Bueno, a professor and chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese; Jill Baron, Latin American studies librarian; and Analola Santana, an assistant professor of Spanish and Portuguese.
The trip coincided with the visit to Cuba by President Barack Obama, the first sitting U.S. president to set foot on the island in nearly seven decades. Obama and his family attended another watershed event witnessed by the Dartmouth travelers: an exhibition major league baseball game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cuban National Team (Rays 4, Cuba 1)."