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This year, the First-Year Student Enrichment program saw a 22 percent increase in size, with 88 members of the Class of 2021 participating compared to the Class of 2020’s 72 participants, according to FYSEP director Jay Davis ’90. This number also reflects a 57 percent increase in class size compared to two years ago, when 56 members of the Class of 2019 participated in the program.
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. Rennie Farm is a property in northern Hanover that the College used in the 1960s and 1970s to dispose animal carcasses accumulated from medical research, which contaminated groundwater surrounding the property.
In mid-July, former Canoe Club owner John Chapin announced that he sold the restaurant to a group of partners that included its longtime bartender, Daniel Levitt. The announcement came amid other major changes to the Hanover restaurant scene, including the abrupt closure of Everything But Anchovies in May and the closure of Thai Orchid in July.
An index measuring research and global innovation recently ranked Dartmouth 20th out of 200 institutions worldwide in number of patent filings, ahead of all other Ivy League institutions.
Student-Initiated Programs, a residential life initiative that allocates funds to students looking to build community, is being assimilated into the house communities. According to residential education director Michael Wooten, the initiative’s $10,000 budget will now be incorporated into $1 million annual budget College President Phil Hanlon originally promised to the housing communities as part of Moving Dartmouth Forward. Despite this change, students will still be able to create college-sponsored programming through their house executive board.
Each year, Telluride at Dartmouth brings hand-selected films from the famous Colorado’s Telluride Film Festival to Hanover. This year’s Telluride at Dartmouth kicked off on Sept. 15 with a screening of “The Shape of Water” and ends tonight with acclaimed drama “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool.”
There are some words that feel ubiquitous at Dartmouth. Some, like “facetimey” and “@now,” innocuously seep into life on campus and render us barely intelligible to students outside of Dartmouth. Other terms have acquired a more universal status across American college campuses, some becoming nothing short of contentious.
Whoever coined the phrase, “Those who can’t, teach,” clearly never met Alexander Chee. At Dartmouth, Chee, who holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa and a Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University, teaches fiction and essay writing. Outside the classroom, he has various projects going on in his personal writing career.
What is your happy place on campus?
Dartmouth has once again been ranked as the 11th best national university in the U.S. News and World Report 2018 college rankings, released last Tuesday. The College was also ranked the second best college for undergraduate teaching, an improvement from last year’s seventh place.
Safety and Security has received numerous reports of telephone scammers claiming to be the Hanover Police Department, interim director of Safety and Security Keysi Montás said in a campus-wide email this afternoon.
After white nationalists marched at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia last month, several Dartmouth ’21s began brainstorming a letter of solidarity for the University of Virginia Class of 2021.
If you were to hold a gun to my head and demand that I produce a list of my all-time favorite films, “Pan’s Labyrinth” would make it into the top five one way or another. I mention this because when early reviews for Guillermo Del Toro’s newest film, “The Shape of Water,” declared it the director’s best work since “Pan’s Labyrinth,” I was both optimistic and skeptical. To be clear, I make the comparison to “Pan’s Labyrinth” not because I wish to put “The Shape of Water” at an unreasonable disadvantage, but because the two films have so much in common.
Recounting the college athletic careers of Big Green head coaches
Dartmouth officials confirmed earlier this month that the college is “evaluating” the operations of the Hanover Country Club. Shuttering the golf course could directly affect the Big Green golf teams, according to former team members, whose players would lose an easily accessible practice facility and an important selling point for recruits.
The Big Green football team opened its season with a 38-7 victory against Stetson University on Saturday night at Spec Martin Memorial Stadium in DeLand, Florida.
The documentary “Highpointers,” which features Mackenzie Scurka ’19, aired on 150 PBS stations during this past August and early September.
After graduating a record eight seniors, second-year head coach Gilad Doron and the volleyball program head toward league play with a young team in a rebuilding year. The Big Green (4-5) concluded tournament play this past weekend at the University of New Hampshire’s Holly Young Invitational, its third consecutive weekend tournament and the last non-conference matchup before the Ivy slate begins.
English professor Alexander Chee won the 2017 Paul Engle Prize on Aug. 1, which was awarded by the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature. He will receive the award at a special ceremony at the Iowa City Book Festival on Oct. 12. Chee will also receive $10,000 as well as a work of art designed by an artisan in Iowa City, who will use Chee’s work as inspiration for the piece.