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Hanlon, Helman urge Greek change in closed meeting

For an hour and a half, College President Phil Hanlon, Board of Trustees Chair Bill Helman and “Moving Dartmouth Forward” presidential steering committee chair Barbara Will spoke with fraternity and sorority presidents and other Greek leaders about potential reforms, including eliminating fall pledge term.

Endowment sees 19.2 percent return

Planned sexual assault center dropped, to fold into wellness office

Following negotiations, KAF to stay

College endowment valued at $4.5 billion

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Sports

Field hockey seeks to rebound after disappointing 0-4 start

Despite a slow start to the season, the field hockey team looks to build on early out-of-conference setbacks with a strong performance in its upcoming Ivy League opener.

Stacey ’16 competes for Canadian developmental squad

n late August, while most of her peers were in the library preparing for finals, Laura Stacey ’16 packed her bags for Calgary, ready to undergo another sort of test. She was one of 22 Canadians named to the country’s women’s development team and competed against the U.S. team, losing all three matches. Though Stacey was on the team when it won gold at the 2013 Meco Cup in Füssen, Germany, she said she was nervous entering the locker room as she waited for the verdict.

Men’s and women’s tennis poised for success in fall

The men’s tennis team heads to Princeton University and the women to the College of William and Mary this Friday following strong 2013-14 seasons, defined by last-second victories, crushing defeats and unprecedented success. Though no team tournaments take place in the fall, the individual outings can serve as important practice for the winter and spring. Last season, the men’s team placed as high as 33rd in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings, the highest ever in program history. Its 5-2 Ivy League record marked its best performance in league play in more than 15 years, and its 18 victories set a program record.

 

Arts

Ancient war entreats modern audiences

The Hopkins Center kicks off its “World War I Reconsidered” series this evening with “An Iliad,” a one-person dramatic reading based on Homer’s epic poem. “An Iliad” is one of several works that will mark the Great War’s centennial anniversary and prompt audiences to consider the war in new ways.

Northern Stage nears shovel-ready for theater

The leaves may be dusted with golden brown, but staff members at the Northern Stage theater company in White River Junction are preparing for a different kind of scenery change. Having outgrown its current venue, the Briggs Opera House, the theater launched a $9 million fundraising campaign in February and plans to begin construction on a new space in October.

Beyond the Bubble: Activism through art

Society has tended to conceptualize art as a release, but these days, more artists are using their work to capitalize on social issues rather than simply represent their emotional effect.

 

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