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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.
Last weekend, five fraternities extended 49 bids during winter rush. The increase from last year’s 20 bids can be attributed to the lifting of Beta Alpha Omega’s suspension.
A recent study co-authored by sociology professor Jason Houle analyzing the causes of “boomeranging,” which refers to students living in their parent’s home post-graduation, found that there is no correlation between student debt and returning home, among other conclusions. Houle has worked on several research projects that focus on the psychological and sociological aspects of young adult indebtedness. Neil Kamath ’17 is currently working with Houle on a manuscript relating to risk preferences in the context of young adult debt use.
Earlier this month, founder of Morano Gelato Morgan Morano bought back the Hanover location with partners Victoria and Richard Simek after selling it in 2013 to Norwich, Vermont couples Pam and Bill Miles and Jennifer and John Langhus. Morano said that she sold the shop to spend more time outside of it and to consider how she could expand the business.
Proxi, an application developed by Geisel School of Medicine psychiatry professor Bill Hudenko in collaboration with the Digital Arts, Innovation and Leadership lab, addresses the gap between consumer technology and individual mental health care by seeking to connect individuals, their natural support networks and clinicians in one unified network. After winning a Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network Founder’s Grant, the Proxi team went on to test its prototype with nearly 150 beta testers, Hudenko said.
Dartmouth Outing Club First-Year Trips director Doug Phipps ’17 and associate director Apoorva Dixit ’17 announced the 19-member 2017 Trips directorate last Thursday.
The Digital Arts, Leadership and Innovation lab and the Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network have restructured the award system for their “shark-tank” style entrepreneurial show The Pitch.
The Dartmouth Public Voices Fellowship, launched in 2012 in partnership with The OpEd project, an organization dedicated to improving thought leadership’s accessibility through media, trains 20 Dartmouth faculty members each year to write op-ed articles and navigate TV and radio interviews.
Approximately 80 to 90 athletes representing 11 teams participated in the 15th Annual Upper Valley Winter Games, hosted by Special Olympics New Hampshire, this past Saturday at the Dartmouth Alpine Valley Ski Hill.
Around noon on Friday, Donald Trump placed his hand on a Lincoln Bible, repeated an oath and became the 45th President of the United States.
The College denied connections between a previous well contamination and the contamination of Geisel School of Medicine professors Ivan Gorlov and his wife Olga Gorlova’s well, saying that the contamination came from the owners’ septic tank.
Four Dartmouth alumni have been named among Forbes 2017 30 Under 30 — a showcase of the world’s 600 “brightest young entrepreneurs, innovators and game changers” across 20 industries. Jennifer Chong ’10 co-founded Linjer, a fashion company specializing in watches and leather goods.
Government professor Brendan Nyhan’s research has gained new relevance in light of the recent presidential election.
On the afternoon of President Donald Trump's inauguration, student demonstrators, on-lookers and counter-demonstrators gathered on the Green in anticipation of a discussion on flag burning.Timothy Messen '18 organized the discussion in response to a Nov.
Due to a combination of rising expenses and flat growth in revenues, in conjunction with the reorganization of the Geisel School of Medicine, the College suffered a financial operating loss of $112 million this last fiscal year, compared to a $15.2 million loss reported the prior year. In addition, the College’s endowment declined by $189.1 million, from roughly $4.7 billion to $4.5 billion. In an interview, chief financial officer of the College Mike Wagner cited sluggish investments and increasing expenses and decreasing tuition revenues as a few of the reasons for the operating losses.
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 week, artist Eric Van Hove began his term as this winter’s Montgomery Fellow. His work as a conceptual artist was introduced to the College last year when the Hood Museum bought “V12 Laraki,” a sculpture that is a replica of Mercedes-Benz’s engine.
This week marks the beginning of a series of mini-seminars hosted by the house communities. Each house community will offer several seminars on various topics, such as climate change, emotional intelligence and exploring autobiography through comic books. Dean of the College and current initiative leader Rebecca Biron said the mini-seminars aim to provide opportunities for intellectual engagement outside the classroom. “The idea is that they will be informal, low-stakes and brief and will allow faculty, staff and students to think together through a topic that they may not have a chance to work on together in the formal classroom,” she said. South House professor Kathryn Lively said in an email statement that the mini-seminars offer a more casual way for students to interact with their peers and faculty. As the program is being offered by the residential housing system, participating faculty members were divided up by house.
According to Dartmouth financial statements, the College reported a $112 million net operating loss in the last fiscal year, partly due to the reorganization of Geisel in 2016.
The house communities will host seminars for residents.