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“Do you miss BarHop?” asked a campus-wide email on Apr. 13. The invitation urged students to come to “Clubhouse,” a social event being hosted that night by the house system to replace BarHop, a program which has been on hiatus since May 2017. The roughly 400 students who attended the event enjoyed free food, student performances and activities like coloring and board games. Alcohol was also available for attendees aged 21 and over.
Hanover’s most controversial animal resident is back in town. The black bear first spotted in the fall of 2016 has returned — this time with four new cubs in tow.
Monik Walters ’19 and Nicole Knape ’19 have been elected as Student Assembly president and vice president, respectively, in a race that saw 1,789 ballots cast — a near-record number. Walters received 1,030 votes, while Knape received 945. The pair campaigned as a ticket in the days leading up to the election.
Geisel School of Medicine students Nick Valentini '13 MED’20 and Karissa LeClair MED’20 launched a paramedicine program that partners medical students with local paramedics and emergency medical technicians to provide primary care service for residents in the Upper Valley, the first of its kind in New Hampshire. The program serves individuals who have specific illnesses that require medical attention but do not necessitate emergency hospital treatment.
The office of planning, design and construction is currently renovating Dana Hall and demolishing Gilman Hall, which are both located on the northern side of campus near the Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center. The project’s primary intention is to combat academic overcrowding by increasing faculty office and research space at the College, according to vice president of planning, design and construction John Scherding.
On May 8, Hanover voters will decide whether to amend the town’s voting system for its budget. Proponents say the change will allow more voter participation in the budgetary process, but opponents such as Hanover town manager Julia Griffin warn that it could allow the process to be abused by small groups of individuals, noting that “the devil is always in the details.”
Researchers from Dartmouth’s Ke Research Group, which is led by chemistry professor Chenfeng Ke, have developed a “smart ink” that reacts to particular signals, such as heat or other chemicals, for 3D-printing applications.
Bruce and Diana Rauner ’78 have donated their collection of novelist and screenwriter Mario Puzo’s draft manuscripts, correspondence and other records to the College’s Rauner Special Collections Library. The collection includes notes for several of Puzo’s published works, including his best-selling novel “The Godfather” and its subsequent film adaptations, the script for the 1978 Superman movie, a children’s book and Puzo’s novels released before “The Godfather, according to head of special collections Jay Satterfield.
On July 1, Rabbi Meir Goldstein will start his tenure as the Michael Steinberg ’61 Rabbi and executive director of Dartmouth Hillel. He succeeds Rabbi Edward Boraz, who will leave the College on June 30 after a 20-year tenure.
The 7th Annual Student and Presidential Committee on Sexual Assault Symposium on Apr. 13 presented progress made on the last year’s projects, which included a “Survivors of Sexual Assault Handbook,” a flowchart and feedback form for survivors, student research and other initiatives. Around 70 students, faculty, staff and Hanover town residents were in attendance.
Did you know that the amount of space you leave between yourself and others during conversations indicates your attitude toward those conversations? A collaborative effort from researchers at multiple universities has created a device that measures non-verbal cues in social interactions, such as distance from others and body angle.
Jamaican-Thai curries, jerk chicken, live music, 15 percent discount for Dartmouth students — Leya’s Island Grill offers many attractions for the Hanover community. The town already boasts an extensive selection of international cuisine, ranging from Nepali dishes to Spanish tapas. Since Leya’s opening on March 6, Jamaican food can now also be added to that list.
Government professor Brendan Nyhan has joined 15 other scholars from different disciplines in calling for increased interdisciplinary efforts to study and eventually counter the spread of “fake news.” In an article published on March 9 in the journal Science, the 16 researchers discussed potential interventions that may effectively stem from “the flow and influence of fake news.”
Dartmouth has been ranked in the top 6 percent of institutions nationally for best practices for sexual violence prevention based on an assessment by educational technology company EVERFI. Representatives from EVERFI came to Hanover on Apr. 4 to report the assessment and present the Campus Prevention Network’s Prevention Excellence Award, which was awarded to the College in July 2017.
When Eric Thorpe ’18 first started watching Jeopardy! with his roommates Jacob Cutler ’18 and Andrew Boules ’18, he never imagined himself representing the College for the Jeopardy! College Championship.
The College has not received a letter from the Department of Justice about potential violations of antitrust law in its admissions practices, College spokesperson Diana Lawrence wrote in an email.
This year, the College’s Week of Action, which is a part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, featured talk, workshops and movie screenings.
Discussion over the closure of the Hanover Coutry Club was all but off the table at the Golf Course Advisory Committee’s public forum on Apr. 9. Instead, public policy professor Charles Wheelan ’88, who serves as the chair of the Golf Course Advisory Committee, spent most of the one-hour forum discussing the Golf Course Advisory Committee’s ideas for reconfiguring the course to make it financially viable.
With the advent of the smartphone, many people now turn to their phone cameras to record anything and everything they experience. However, new research suggests this may impair their memories of these experiences.
Roughly one month after the Board of Trustees announced that the College will not expand its student body, the Office of the President published the Enrollment Expansion Task Force Report. College President Phil Hanlon and the Board of Trustees commissioned the report last August to create a hypothetical implementation plan for increasing undergraduate enrollment by 10 to 25 percent, and to identify the opportunities and challenges that might come with such enrollment growth.