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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.
Since graduating from Dartmouth in 1983, Gordon MacDonald ’83 has had his share of experience in law and politics.
When products in the United States are given a numeric rating, most ranking systems use a “bigger-is-better” method in which a higher score reflects better quality.
On Monday, the Office of Visa and Immigration Services hosted an information session to address President Donald Trump’s recent executive order restricting entry to the U.S.
On Feb. 6, the College announced a new “Value Assurance Program” to assist Hanover residents whose property values may be affected by contamination from Rennie Farm.
On Jan. 26, the College presented its 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Awards to a group of recipients for their leadership in social justice work.
Last week, SaveOnEnergy.com, a Texas-based energy consulting firm, ranked Dartmouth 10th in its Green Universities Report.
Twenty-one percent of Dartmouth students come from families in the top one percent of total income earners, a recent New York Times report on college economic diversity found. The study, using data from the Class of 2013, revealed that Dartmouth students have disproportionately wealthy backgrounds, even in comparison to students at other Ivy League and highly-selective schools. According to the report, the median family income of a Dartmouth student is $200,400, which is the second highest among Ivy League schools and 24th among colleges nationwide.
When Student Assembly president Nick Harrington ’17 and vice president Sally Portman ’17 ran for election last spring, they campaigned on a promise to reform student government by democratizing the system. This fall, they created a Student Assembly Senate with 24 elected members representing their housing communities, Harrington and Portman say that the new system is working well, but there is much work to be done. The Senate conducts business through four committees: Student Affairs, Wellness, Communications and Finance, according to Harrington.
Last month, the College announced the appointment of four experts on diversity and inclusion to an external review board charged with evaluating Dartmouth’s ongoing Action Plan for Inclusive Excellence. The selected board members are Kimberly Griffin, John Rich ’80, Keivan Stassun and Kiva Wilson ’04. An associate professor for the University of Maryland’s higher education, student affairs and international education policy program, Griffin focuses on studying underrepresented communities and their experiences in higher education. Griffin thinks it is essential at this time to think about campus climate and diversity. “I really hope to bring to bear some of the ways that scholars and researchers have approached the same questions that the Dartmouth faculty, staff, administration and students are asking and come up with solutions and answers,” she said. Rich is a professor at the Drexel University School of Public Health, where he leads the Drexel Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice.
Ramblers Way, a new retail clothing store opening in downtown Hanover, offers a unique range of clothing options while maintaining an eco-friendly business model.