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Two Democratic hopefuls seeking to challenge New Hampshire’s Republican governor Chris Sununu in the 2018 election spoke at a forum on Monday in Alumni Hall to discuss policy proposals before a crowd of about 300 Dartmouth students, faculty and community members.
In his first extended public remarks since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Trump administration’s ban on immigration from six Muslim-majority countries, North Korea and Venezuela, Neal Katyal ’91, who presented the oral argument opposing the ban before the Court, told an audience of Dartmouth students, faculty and community members last Friday that he was “worried” and “dispirited” by the Court’s decision. Katyal, a former acting U.S.
It began over a dinner party, when two Dartmouth professors — Nathaniel Dominy and Donald Pease — had an unconventional discussion at the home of College President Phil Hanlon.
Dartmouth has signed on to an amicus brief alongside 18 other universities supporting the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in federal court. The brief was filed on July 20 in the U.S.
For Dartmouth students who want to vote in New Hampshire in upcoming elections but are not residents of the state, casting a ballot is about to become more difficult. Last week, Republican Governor Chris Sununu signed House Bill 1264, which requires that anyone choosing to vote in New Hampshire be a resident of the state.
With fewer students on campus for the summer term, the College is undertaking several construction projects across campus to lay the groundwork for new buildings and improve conditions in current facilities. Repairs to existing buildings on campus this term include a new emergency generator for the Class of ’53 Commons, roof replacements for Rollins Chapel and Dick’s House, renovations in Wheeler dormitory, a new heating, ventilation and air conditioning system in Steele Hall and new fire alarm systems in Alumni Gym and Baker-Berry Library, according to associate vice president for facilities, operations and management Frank Roberts. At ’53 Commons, crews are working on the north side of the building to construct a new emergency power generator, which will be housed in an enclosure next to the building. “If we have an extended power outage, we will be able to fully support the operation of ’53 Commons,” Roberts said. Executive vice president Rick Mills said that construction of the new generator was prompted by a power outage a few years ago that impaired food service for a short time.
Baronet “Webb” Harrington ’20 and Garrett Muscatel ’20 have a number of things in common: both are economics majors, members of the Dartmouth Class of 2020, have long-standing interests in politics and have interned in the U.S.
The Dartmouth admissions office released a statement on Feb. 23 advising prospective students that disciplinary actions resulting from protests or other activism will not negatively affect their chances of admission to the College.
The shortest distance between two points, as the saying goes, is a straight line. But if everyone followed the short and easy paths in their lives, would innovation ever occur?
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.