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For at least the next five years, Dartmouth students will still have the opportunity to travel to and work at the American University of Kuwait. In a ceremony hosted by College President Phil Hanlon on Apr. 23, representatives from both Dartmouth and AUK signed a memorandum of understanding that extends the 15-year partnership between the two institutions for another five years.
The College is taking its sustainability mission one step further — Green2Go, Dartmouth’s program of reusable to-go containers, arrived at the Courtyard Café last Tuesday. The new containers have been received slowly by students, according to Courtyard Café culinary operations manager C. Robert Lester. After the first week of use, only a couple dozen of the containers have been given out.
American-made sustainable clothing company Ramblers Way closed its Hanover storefront earlier this month after being open for only 17 months. The closure was due to a lack of foot traffic in the Hanover store, according to Ramblers Way founder and owner Tom Chappell.
At the end of each academic year, The Dartmouth’s sports section puts up players and moments to be voted upon by the student body as the best of the best. In this year’s The D Sports Awards, five of the top rookies, five of the top female athletes and five of the top male athletes are pitted against each other, the winners emerging only after a popular vote by members of the Dartmouth community. In order to vote, students and community members must go to the link below to cast a single vote before Wednesday, May 23 at 12 p.m. The winners will be announced on Friday, May 25 in the next issue of The Dartmouth.
Thayer School of Engineering dean Joseph Helble has been appointed as the College’s next provost by College President Phil Hanlon. Helble will assume the position in October, when interim provost David Kotz ’86 steps down from his role. Kotz became interim provost after former provost Carolyn Dever announced that she would return to teaching on Nov. 22 of last year following four years in the position.
Over 900 individuals have signed a petition opposing a joint decision by the Office of Pluralism and Leadership and the Office of Student Life to move the Pan-Asian Community resource room and Rainbow Room from their current locations on the first floor of Robinson Hall. The petition argues that the relocation of these spaces will relegate them from a central location on campus to the “physical margins of Dartmouth.” Following the demands of students, the rooms will become open reservable spaces, according to senior associate dean of student affairs Liz Agosto ’01.
On May 8, Hanover residents voted down Article 7 of the annual town election ballot, which would have altered their involvement in the town’s budget process.
On May 14, Student Assembly hosted an open-to-campus drop-in forum regarding dining options at Dartmouth with Dartmouth Dining Services director Jon Plodzik. SA president Monik Walters ’19 and vice president Nicole Knape ’19 facilitated the forum in One Wheelock, hearing the thoughts and opinions of roughly 10 attendees who dropped in over the course of the one-hour discussion. College President Phil Hanlon and secretary to the Board of Trustees Laura Hercod were invited to attend the forum, though neither was present.
History professor Stefan Link specializes in the history of capitalism, business and the economy. After receiving his undergraduate degree in Berlin, Germany, Link obtained his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2012. He conducted postdoctoral work at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy as a Max Weber Fellow. Link is currently working on a book exploring the global impacts of Fordism and mass production techniques during the interwar period.
Do medical students and their clinical evaluators agree on what constitutes actionable, constructive and helpful feedback? That is the question that internal medicine clerkship director and Geisel School of Medicine professor Hilary Ryder attempted to answer in her study, entitled “Understanding what we say: varying cultural competency amongst faculty evaluators on the internal medicine clerkship.” Through her research, which she conducted alongside University of Texas at Austin professor and former Dartmouth anthropology professor Lauren Gulbas, Ryder found that faculty evaluators and medical students often do not agree on what helpful evaluations look like.
Study abroad programs are popular with Dartmouth students — and now the College’s “The Call to Lead” capital campaign will provide more financial support for students wishing to participate in these programs. Karen and Jim Frank ’65 and their sons Daniel Frank ’92 and Jordan Frank ’94 have pledged $5 million to support students on financial aid who are studying on off-campus programs. The family also set up a $2.5 million dollar-for-dollar match challenge to encourage additional donations, which could bring in a total of $10 million or more for this cause.
On May 9, Dartmouth welcomed Nobel Laureate in Physics Jerome Friedman to campus for the second time for a public lecture entitled “Are We Really Made of Quarks?” to a packed audience in Dartmouth Hall. In addition to the lecture, Friedman also met with three students from the Women in Science Project and visited Physics 72, “Introductory Particle Physics” earlier in the day.
In late April, the made-to-order Roslin’s Sushi service located in Collis Café announced its temporary unavailability because it had been operating without a permit to make sushi on College premises. Since then, made-to-order sushi has remained unavailable, but concerned students need only wait for the vendor to attain an additional permit, said the director of dining services Jon Plodzik.
The English and creative writing department at the College will welcome critically-acclaimed poet Joshua Bennett this upcoming fall as a new assistant professor. Bennett’s first course next spring will be English 53.29, “Introduction to African American Environmental Thought: The Black Outdoors.”
Over the past few weeks, Dartmouth’s athletic teams have been busy finalizing their rosters for the upcoming season, including the addition of the new recruits from the Class of 2022. Recently, three teams have announced the additions to their incoming roster: women’s basketball, women’s soccer and women’s volleyball.
In response to the need to prepare its students for an increasingly modern and innovative society, the College will establish a new center for entrepreneurship as part of its $3 billion capital campaign, entitled “The Call to Lead.” The center, which will be named the Magnuson Family Center for Entrepreneurship, will serve as the official organizational structure for Dartmouth’s current and future entrepreneurial programming and resources, Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network director and the center’s future director Jamie Coughlin wrote in an email statement.
The sixth annual Green Key weekend is just around the corner. This year, the traditional Friday night concert on Gold Coast Lawn will feature headliner Tinashe, as well as Quinn XCII and Coast Modern.
This year’s Fulbright scholars want to train politicians, return artwork looted by Nazis and teach English in areas all around the globe, ranging from South Korea to Morocco.
The increase in student demand for mental health resources — both at Dartmouth and at the national level — has led “The Call to Lead” capital campaign to allocate $17 million towards supporting student mental health resources on campus, according to Dean of the College Rebecca Biron.
While most use the Second College Grant — a 27,000 acre area of land in Clarksville, New Hampshire — to canoe or fish, environmental studies professor Lauren Culler A&S’13 used its data to quantify the relationship between warming air temperatures and streams.