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If all goes according to College President Phil Hanlon’s plan, sweeping changes will be coming to the College on the Hill. On Apr. 27, Hanlon announced the College’s $3 billion capital campaign, “The Call to Lead,” which is expected to run through 2022.
King Arthur Flour, one of the two dining options located in Baker-Berry Library, has been forced to change its operating hours, due to understaffing. Whereas KAF used to operate from 8 a.m to 6 p.m. every day of the week, it now only opens from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Tuesday marked the start of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, an annual celebration of the pan-Asian community at Dartmouth that spans the month of May. The new name of the celebration and the theme — “Counter Currents: Beyond the Surface” — highlight an effort to bring more awareness to underrepresented Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities.
The City of Light will now host more than one Dartmouth study abroad program. This upcoming summer term, 18 students will travel to Paris, France to participate in the inaugural Afro/Black Paris: The African Diaspora and the City of Light foreign study program, offered by the African and African American studies program.
Yesterday afternoon, shortly after 5 p.m., Domino’s Pizza opened its Hanover location on 73 South Main Street near CVS and the Irving Gas Station.
“An effervescent, magnetic, amazing human being with a heart of gold,” associate director of Dartmouth’s Center for Social Impact Ashley Doolittle said of Sabyne Pierre ’20. These qualities have made her “an obvious choice” to receive the 2018 Newman Civic Fellowship, Doolittle added.
After seven years at the College, government professor Brendan Nyhan will be leaving Dartmouth to take up a public policy professorship at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. Nyhan will stay in Hanover through the summer and will start his new position in Ann Arbor, Michigan in the fall.
The fate of the Hovey Murals, located in the basement of the Class of 1953 Commons, is still up in the air but may be decided by the end of the spring term.
Fourteen Dartmouth students and alumni have been awarded Fulbright scholarships, according to the College’s Fulbright program advisor Holly Taylor. Nine of the fourteen recipients were awarded grants for study and research, while the remaining five were awarded grants as English teaching assistants. Dartmouth’s Fulbright scholars may go to Brazil, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Germany, India, Ireland, Morocco, Poland and South Korea to pursue their projects.
Since her arrival in June 2014, Caitlin Birch has become an integral part of the Rauner Special Collections Library. In addition to her role as head of the Oral History Program, Birch is the College’s first digital archivist, enabling researchers to access computer-generated materials in the modern age. She also collaborates with students, faculty and staff to cultivate a deeper understandings of historical events. Through this work, Birch provides students with an opportunity to engage in hands-on learning.
Tuesday morning, the Programming Board announced in an Instagram post that R&B artist Tinashe will headline this year’s Green Key Concert on May 18. Tinashe will be the first female performer to headline the event in its history. Pop artist Quinn XCII and indie pop duo Coast Modern will join Tinashe on stage at the concert.
By the end of this term, the Pan Asian Community resource room and the Rainbow Room will be moved from their current location on the first floor of Robinson Hall. The PAC room will be relocated to the Office of Pluralism and Leadership Student Resource Center — formerly known as the Center for Gender and Student Engagement — in the Choates cluster, while the Rainbow Room will be relocated to the Triangle House.
College President Phil Hanlon has decided to leave Dartmouth’s ombudsperson position vacant, following a recommendation from an internal search committee. An ombudsperson serves as a confidential resource for the College’s non-unionized employees to seek help regarding workplace issues or potential rights violations.
This summer, the Rauner Special Collections Library will pilot a historical accountability project as part of the Inclusive Excellence Initiative. Three students will be chosen as fellows to spend an off-term researching the historical documents of minority groups whose Dartmouth histories have been never been brought to light. Two or three students will also be hired as interns to conduct archival research for faculty interested in studying specific subjects from Dartmouth’s past.
For Odette Harris ’91, neurosurgery regularly fulfills a professional “trifecta.” It is challenging, rewarding and meaningful. Harris, a neurosurgery professor at the Stanford School of Medicine, is the first black female tenured neurosurgery professor in the country.
The College will follow through on its 2016 pledge to reallocate $17 million from non-academic divisions to academic departments, according to executive vice president Rick Mills. These funds — along with $3 million that College President Phil Hanlon committed to raise through philanthropic efforts — will be reallocated for three functions: increasing faculty compensation, general building renewal and the renovation of Dana Hall, Mills said in a joint interview with chief financial officer Mike Wagner. The budget reductions began this fiscal year, and the process is expected to last four years.
The College’s “The Call to Lead: A Campaign for Dartmouth” capital campaign, announced to campus through email Friday night, seeks to raise $3 billion in donations by the end of 2022 to fund a series of projects. So far, the campaign has raised $1.5 billion from over 78,000 donors over the past four years.
After a high school trip to Embassy Row in Washington, D.C., Allison Gelman ’18 said she wanted to study international relations and make an impact on the world. On her way to doing so, Gelman was recently named a James C. Gaither Junior Fellow by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.