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The reconstruction of Morton Hall dormitory following last fall’s fire is expected to finish this summer, according to associate dean of residential life Michael Wooten. The building will house 84 students and assistant director of residential education for East Wheelock Josiah Proietti this fall. Construction began soon after the Oct. 1 fire caused by an unattended hibachi-style grill on the roof that left the building uninhabitable.
Frankie Sands ’19, a recent transfer from Norwich University, has dominated the rugby scene, earning her top honors nationally. Most recently, she was named as one of four finalists for the Sorensen Award, given to the best collegiate women’s rugby player in the nation. While Sands has found success here at Dartmouth and throughout her career, her journey to rugby has been anything but conventional.
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 250 students, faculty and community members attended the hour-long speech, which required two overflow rooms in Moore and Kemeny Halls to accommodate the number of viewers. Before the speech, West met with individual students at a meet-and-greet event hosted by the Leslie Center for the Humanities.
With intense political discourse persisting well beyond this past election, The Dartmouth set out to examine the contours of Dartmouth student public opinion regarding current events. In a campus-wide survey fielded from April 9 to April 13, 432 students answered questions about several issues, such as tolerance for and relations with opposing political viewpoints, views toward President Donald Trump and recent government actions like the Syrian missile strike earlier this month. The findings speak to contemporary debates and provide an understanding of where students stand on current political issues.
The College notified derecognized fraternity Alpha Delta last month that the organization will not be considered for re-recognition, a move that concluded over 18 months of negotiations and discussions.
Engineering professor Jane Hill will no longer serve as Allen House professor according to an email sent by Dean of the College Rebecca Biron to Allen House students on April 6. According to Hill, her dismissal was not voluntary, noting that Biron dismissed her from the position.
A couple of weeks ago, Scotty Whitmore ’15 was surprised to find a parking ticket from Dartmouth Parking and Transportation Services addressed to his father in his mailbox. Whitmore visited campus this past February but drove his father’s vehicle, which is not registered with the College. Whitmore guessed that officers might have traced the vehicle back to his father by inspecting the vehicle’s registration or license plate. Michael Baicker ’17, who has also been ticketed multiple times by the College, said that Whitmore’s experience might reflect a change in Dartmouth Parking and Transportation Services toward more aggressive enforcement of existing parking violation penalties.
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.
While many students come to Dartmouth without a clear vision for their future, Joshua Monette ’19 knew he wanted to revive the Makah language and preserve the culture of his Native American tribe.
Instead of their typical location inside trash bags outside of fraternities and sororities, empty Keystone Light cans were instead arranged in the shape of a pipeline on the front lawn of Parkhurst Hall on Thursday afternoon to protest the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Divest Dartmouth, which organized the protest, called upon College President Phil Hanlon and the Board of Trustees to divest endowment holdings from the 200 “dirtiest” fossil fuel companies, according to Divest Dartmouth member Jay Raju ’18.
Despite the recent introduction of house communities at the College, Living Learning Communities, another residential housing option for undergraduates, saw approximately the same number of applications this year as in previous years according to Katharina Daub, associate director of residential education for Living Learning Programs and academic initiatives.
Given its recent success of two league championships in the past three years, the Dartmouth women’s softball team faced high expectations entering this season. However, with an overall record of 6-21-1 thus far, the team has fallen significantly below the high expectations set for the season.
The Hanover Cooperative Consumers Society, which own the Co-op Food Stores, attempted to increase its member engagement at its annual member meeting this past Saturday. Over 75 members were in attendance at the LISTEN Center in White River Junction, Co-op member services and outreach director Amanda Charland said.
When N. Bruce Duthu ’80 arrived at Dartmouth in 1976 to begin his undergraduate education, he wanted to be a priest. After realizing that his main interest was social justice, he decided to study and practice law. Only after working as an attorney in New Orleans for three years did Duthu start to consider academia.
Out of a pool of 20,034 applications, 2,092 students were offered admission to the Class of 2021 last week. The acceptance rate was 10.4 percent, the lowest since 2013.
There have been a lot more pounding hearts in the Scully-Fahey bleachers during the 2017 women’s lacrosse season. Fans have witnessed a dramatic and dynamic style of play that commands excitement, even when the Big Green doesn’t win.
As a child, Keira Byno ’19 always had an eye for finding shark teeth on the beach. However, she had not expected to find a two million-year-old fossil while excavating in the Malapa Fossil Site within the Cradle of Humankind, a UNESCO World Heritage Site northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa.
Former New Jersey congressman Frank Guarini ’46 has pledged to donate $10 million to create foreign study opportunities in developing countries and underrepresented regions as well as expand “course-embedded” programs, the College announced on March 8. Course-embedded programs are academic courses taken on campus that involve an off-campus trip, typically after the course is completed.