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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. The topic was the Lorax, the famed Dr. Seuss character, about whom Dominy posed a unique question: has our interpretation of the curmudgeonly creature who “speaks for the trees” been wrong all along?
Updated 08/01/18 at 7:45 p.m.
The College hosted the 30th annual conference on Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics on campus last week. At the event, over 230 mathematicians from over 25 countries explored research and findings within the field of combinatorics — the branch of mathematics that deals with combinations of objects in specific sets under certain constraints — with a specific focus on algebraic combinatorics.
The Hanover Police Department is now equipping its officers with body-worn cameras. The new technology, which the department began using on July 23, will be used to record crime and accident scenes, according to chief of police Charlie Dennis.
Colton French ’19 is suing the College after a Feb. 9, 2016 baseball incident left him with serious injuries and loss of vision in his right eye.
Following a membership review that removed 80 percent of its brothers, the Dartmouth chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity continues to face internal strife.
Updated July 11, 2018, 5:51 p.m.
First published in 1993 on the anniversary of the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles, Cornel West’s “Race Matters” offers a critical examination of multiracial democracy in America. Twenty-five years later, West’s work still informs race relations in the United States — an observation that was highlighted by speakers at the Race Matters@25 conference hosted by Dartmouth at the Hopkins Center for the Arts from July 13-15.
Admissions criteria generally do not generate large amounts of press coverage, but recent adjustments made by the Tuck School of Business admissions office mark an exception to the rule. Beginning with the 2018-19 academic year, Tuck will admit qualified students who have demonstrated “niceness” in their academic, professional and personal lives, a change that has made headlines across the country.
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.
The Class of 2018’s participation rate for their senior class gift is 47 percent, a decrease from the Class of 2017’s 51 percent participation rate, according to Dana Metes, a managing director of the Dartmouth College Fund. The Class of 2018’s senior class gift, named “’18s for Financial Aid,” will support financial aid for members of the Class of 2022.
Updated 7/17/18 at 5:10 p.m.
Dartmouth classical studies professor Roberta Stewart shared her new model for helping veterans cope with struggles with potential new faciliators from across the country at a workshop last month. The model that Stewart developed incorporates book discussions focusing on Homer’s “Odyssey.” Last month’s workshop will help facilitators and future facilitators learn more about the discussions so that Stewart can spread her mission to groups across the country.
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.
Timothy Burdick ’89 MED’01 has been named as the new director of the Outdoor Programs Office at Dartmouth College. Burdick will assume the role on August 1, replacing OPO acting director and associate dean for student life Eric Ramsey. Burdick is the first permanent appointment to this role since Dan Nelson retired in November 2017.
The Elizabeth Mine, an inactive copper mine in South Strafford illegally frequented by Dartmouth students for swimming and cliff-diving, is now undergoing blasting and draining.
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. Congress.
As temperatures reached the mid-90s this past week, students have struggled to escape the heat. While the night usually brings a reprieve from the heat for students, the recent heat wave stayed strong past sunset, creating issues for students trying to sleep in non-air conditioned dorms and forcing the College to offer alternative options.
Joining protestors across the country on Saturday, a crowd of approximately 700 Upper Valley community members gathered on the Green to demonstrate against the Trump administration’s immigration policies, which have resulted in the separation and detention of families at the U.S. border. The Hanover protest, organized by Democrats of the Town of Hanover and sponsored by the Dartmouth College Democrats, was a part of the nationwide “Families Belong Together” protests organized by MoveOn, the American Civil Liberties Union and Women’s March, among other groups.
On June 14, the College announced that South House professor and sociology department chair Kathryn Lively will serve as interim Dean of the College beginning July 1. She replaces current Dean of the College Rebecca Biron, who announced that she would step down from her position and return to teaching and researching in March. Lively will hold the position for one year until the College finds a permanent candidate.