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Founded in 2013 by George Boateng ’16 Th’17, Project iSWEST, which stands for Innovating Solutions with Engineering, Science and Technology, is a three-week summer program for high school students in Ghana based in part on the College’s curriculum for Engineering Sciences 21, “Introduction to Engineering.” The course serves as the flagship program of the Nsesa Foundation, a nonprofit founded and run by Boateng and six of his colleagues. Nsesa, which means “change” in the Ghanaian language Twi, hopes to help young people use science, technology, engineering and math to benefit their communities, according to the foundation’s website.
On Sept. 26, the College released its latest massive open online course, or MOOC, called “Bipedalism: The Science of Upright Walking.” Taught by anthropology professor Jeremy DeSilva, this free five-week course, open to the public, is the newest addition to DartmouthX, a collection of Dartmouth MOOCs created over the past three years.
The course is comprised of five units: comparative anatomy, evolutionary origins, evolutionary history, human variation and the trade-offs of bipedalism, DeSilva said.
In July, Thai restaurant Kata Thai owner Janet Wong and Samosa Man owner Fuad Ndibalema began the process of merging their eateries into a single, cross-cultural restaurant that will replace what is currently Kata Thai.
The College is studying the possibility of adding additional residence halls in a portion of College Park, a largely underutilized 35-acre green space east of central campus.
With the conclusion of men’s fall fraternity recruitment, fraternities have finished their rush processes, and new members are beginning to start a new segment of their lives as affiliates of Greek life.
Brace Commons, the common area space for the East Wheelock residential community, has been closed since mid-July due to water damage caused by heavy summer rainstorms.
The director of the faculty/employee assistance program James Platt will officially retire on Oct.
Elizabeth Smith began her tenure as dean of the faculty of arts and sciences on July 1, but she would have never imagined herself in the position just a few years ago. Smith graduated from Agnes Scott College with a bachelor’s degree in biology and then earned a doctorate in cell and developmental biology from Emory College.
Vice president for alumni relations Martha Beattie ’76 announced last week that she will retire to spend more time with her family, in what she called one of the “toughest decisions” of her life.
For Sydney Kamen ’19, the model of her nonprofit So Others Are Protected, which turns recycled soaps from hotels into new bars of soap and distributes them to under-resourced communities, has always been “win-win-win.” SOAP’s goal to reduce waste and provide a sustainable source of sanitation has benefited the environment, under-resourced communities and the economy, Kamen said. During a service trip to Thailand during her freshman year in high school, Kamen said she was exposed to the lived realities of a majority of the world that did not match her standard of living in Washington, D.C.
an email addressed to West House residents this evening, West House professor
Ryan Hickox and assistant director of residential education for West House Ted
Stratton wrote that a bias incident had been reported as of Sunday night. The
incident occurred in the hallway of Fahey Hall and consisted of racist and
sexist graffiti targeting specific members of the community on the hallway’s
bulletin board. The graffiti was reported to the College through the bias
reporting process and removed immediately.
Hickox and Stratton wrote that they are “very concerned” about the incident, which they said is a "direct
violation" of Dartmouth’s Principles of Community, and do not yet know whether the perpetrator is a member of West House.
On Sept. 12, a New Hampshire Superior Court judge allowed Senate Bill 3 — a bill that changes the proof of residency requirements for voters who choose to register same-day — to take effect but blocked a portion of the bill imposing fines on voters who are unable to produce the required documents.
From Sept. 14 to Sept. 17, Dartmouth’s Board of Trustees had their quarterly meeting on campus contemporaneously with the annual Class Officers Weekend and a Presidential Summit meeting.
This year marks the fifth year that the fraternity ban for first-year students has been in place.
Geography postdoctoral fellow Garrett Nelson recently won a Royal Town Planning Institute Research Excellence Award for his paper and map on the role of commuter patterns on the development of megaregions in the United States, titled “An Economic Geography of the United States: From Commutes to Megaregions” that he co-wrote with Alasdair Rae, an urban studies and planning professor at The University of Sheffield.
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.
The Hanover Police Department is still investigating a spring breaking and entering incident at Kappa Delta Epsilon sorority.
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.
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.