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For the past seven years, environmental studies professor Terry Osborne has taught many of his classes with an emphasis on what he calls “community-based learning” — getting his students out of the classroom and working on projects for nonprofit organizations in the Upper Valley community to apply their knowledge in practice. “What I have learned from the past is that it absolutely amplifies and intensifies learning of the students,” Osborne said. When the Social Impact Practicum initiative kicked off in the winter of 2017, Osborne’s classes fit right in with the goals of the program.
With the passage of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act at the end of last year, many of the law’s provisions — including cuts to the corporate and individual income tax rates — have garnered significant attention due to the intense political fighting and maneuvering that occurred as the bill moved through Congress. Among the new law’s lesser-known provisions is a new tax that will directly affect Dartmouth and its long-term financial outlook.
Over 1,600 individuals have signed a petition expressing concern in response to the College’s announcement that it is considering building new dormitories for 750 students in College Park.
The physics and astronomy department is raising concerns that building new student housing in College Park could seriously impede its ability to teach undergraduate astronomy courses and conduct experimental physics research.
Obstetrician-gynecologist and former Geisel School of Medicine professor Misty Blanchette Porter Med ’89 is suing Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, claiming she was fired from her position because of her disability and whistleblowing actions alleging poor practices at the hospital.
Baker-Berry Library will host an opening ceremony today for Dartmouth’s annual Open Access Week, an international celebration promoting unrestricted access to published scholarly research and academic journals online. The ceremony begins a week of lectures and workshops focusing on various topics related to online research access, according to digital scholarship librarian and event organizer Jennifer Green. “Open Access Week celebrates and advocates for open access to information and scholarship so that we can share important research and work that’s happening within a variety of disciplines,” Green said.
The College is in the final stages of considering a proposal to restructure the Asian and Middle Eastern Studies program and Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures department, separating Asian studies and Middle Eastern studies.
Propelled by a 14.6 percent growth in investment gains, Dartmouth’s endowment has increased to $4.96 billion — the highest it has ever been, the College announced last month.
If asked about Dartmouth’s reputation as a small college, many students and alumni will coyly repeat Daniel Webster’s famous 1819 quote: “It is, Sir, as I have said, a small college.
After taking action earlier this year to stabilize the housing market around Rennie Farm, the College has purchased five properties in the area, totaling 98 acres and $3.4 million in value.
When he started work last fall as the new director of Dartmouth Dining Services, Jon Plodzik says he found the Courtyard Café to be, visually speaking, the weakest part of the campus dining experience at Dartmouth. Now, after a roughly $25,000 renovation and significant changes to the menu, Plodzik said the Courtyard Café — often referred to as the Hop by students — has moved in the direction of recent dining industry trends, such as healthy eating and smaller portions. For returning students, this transformation is one of several new developments at DDS locations this fall.
When it comes to understanding the recent surge of radical political organizations in the U.S., Mark Bray, a visiting lecturer in history at the College, may know more than any scholar today on the far-left “Antifa” or anti-fascist movement. But knowledge can be a burden, as the saying goes.
Mitchel Davis has been selected as Dartmouth’s next vice president for information technology and chief information officer, the College announced last week.
Daniel Benjamin, the Director of the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth, was sworn in as a member of the Council of the U.S.
At the beginning of her sophomore summer, Angelina Lionetta ’18 was worried about one of her upcoming classes.
For the Class of 2021, 61 percent of admitted students have decided to attend Dartmouth, the highest yield rate in 25 years according to the College.
On Tuesday afternoon, chair of the Board of Trustees Bill Helman ’80 spoke at a special town hall session that also included executive vice president Rick Mills.
On Thursday, Cornel West, a prominent social critic and public intellectual, delivered a lecture called “Intellectual Vocation and Political Struggle in the Trump Moment” to a standing room-only audience in Filene Auditorium.
Over 18 months after contamination from Rennie Farm was discovered on the nearby property of Richard and Deb Higgins, the College has reached a settlement with the couple, who had threatened to bring a federal lawsuit against the school in October 2016.
Russ Walker Tu’17 and Ed Warren Tu’17 know a thing or two about cars, perhaps more than the average student at the Tuck School of Business. When they first started driving as teenagers, both already knew how to change the oil and maintain their own cars.