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As an undergraduate student at Dartmouth and later at the Geisel School of Medicine, Daniel Lucey ’77 Med’81 wished he had had an environment in which he could learn from his peers, mentors and professors. As an alumnus, he helped found the Wisdom University Seminars to ensure that faculty and students can learn from those who came before them.
This month, as part of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, an annual celebration of the pan-Asian community, the College saw several events, including a keynote address from Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour and an upcoming fashion show.
For Rachel Muir ’20, her path to Dartmouth has been anything but conventional. Because of her mother’s struggles with drug addiction during Muir’s childhood, which involved instances of abuse, poverty and malnutrition, she was placed in foster care when she was 13 and was adopted two and a half years later.
From late afternoon to midnight, custodial squad leader Mickey Tyler can be found working to ensure cleanliness and security of many buildings on campus including Collis Center, the Class of 1953 Commons and Parkhurst Hall. Tyler arrived at Dartmouth in 1994 after spending over 20 years driving trucks, backhoes and bulldozers as a construction worker. He was honored at the 2014 Service Awards Banquet for his 20 years of service for Dartmouth, as one of the most experienced custodians at the College.
While technology and computer simulations have become more efficacious in modeling the human body, many medical schools continue the tradition of using human cadavers for anatomical instruction. Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine is just one of the schools that continue to place value on cadaver-based teaching, and each spring, Geisel’s Anatomical Gifts Program conducts a memorial service honoring the anatomical donors whose bodies are used in the first-year anatomy class.
Recent discussion regarding Native American studies professor N. Bruce Duthu ’80’s appointment as the next dean of the faculty of arts and sciences has elicited controversy. On May 3, economics professor Alan Gustman sent out a faculty-wide email addressing Duthu’s co-authorship of a 2013 declaration supporting a boycott of Israeli academic institutions. He signed onto the declaration, titled “Declaration of Support for the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions,” as the treasurer of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association, a position he held from 2012 to 2015.
For the Class of 2021, 61 percent of admitted students have decided to attend Dartmouth, the highest yield rate in 25 years according to the College. Dartmouth’s yield rate has typically hovered around 50 percent, with a 53.1 percent yield rate for the Class of 2020.
Early Wednesday morning, the town of Hanover released results from the annual town meeting the night before and did not pass zoning board amendment Article 9, which concerned the town’s definition of a student residence. Out of 3,464 total ballots cast on the measure, 42.5 percent (1,471) were in favor of the measure and 57.5 percent (1,993) were against it. Article 9 needed a “supermajority,” or two-thirds of the votes, to pass.
On Tuesday, approximately 20 students gathered at College President Phil Hanlon’s open office hours to demonstrate support for fossil fuel divestment. In an email publicizing the demonstration, members of Divest Dartmouth wrote that while they have attended Hanlon’s office hours multiple times this year, each time, they left Parkhurst Hall “frustrated with [Hanlon’s] lack of transparency and obvious stalling tactics.” As a result, the group made efforts to recruit “new faces” in order to show Hanlon the extent of student body support of fossil fuel divestment as a move toward climate justice, according to the email.
Approximately 150 seventh- and eighth-grade female students from across the Upper Valley attended Link Up’s annual Sister-to-Sister conference on Thursday, April 27. The conference, which facilitated discussions among middle school girls about issues like bullying and body image, recorded its highest attendance since the conference began in 2000. In 2016, 130 students from eight different schools students attended Link Up’s conference, according to Link Up co-president Elizabeth Gold ’17.
This spring, an exciting new fruit has cropped up on the Dartmouth Organic Farm, as an apple orchard has been planted.
Hanover residents and the Dartmouth community will head to the polls today to vote on nine proposed measures, including an amendment to the town’s zoning laws regarding student residences. The measure, called Article 9, would change the town’s definition of “student residence.” If the amendment is passed, student residences would no longer be required to operate in conjunction with the College.
Last weekend, red, orange, green, blue and purple lights brightened the front of Dartmouth Hall in honor of PRIDE 2017. The 11th annual Dartmouth PRIDE week concluded on Friday with the annual Lavender Graduation, an event celebrating graduating students and individuals who have contributed to the LGBTQIA+ community on campus.
Last week, members of the College’s community were notified by email that the West Gym would be closed as it had suffered from water damage due to a burst water pipe. The email announcement said that only the basketball, volleyball and badminton courts would be affected.
Everything But Anchovies has faced increased competition since restaurant chain Domino’s Pizza opened two locations in West Lebanon and Claremont this past fall. EBAs, known for its pizza, wings, pasta and sandwiches, has been a staple in Hanover and a popular choice among students since it first opened in 1979.
According to Hanover town manager Julia Griffin, if she were renting out apartments, she would be hesitant to rent to Dartmouth students because many of them “do not respect other people’s property.”
The College announced today that 61 percent of students accepted their offer of admission for the Class of 2021, the highest yield rate in 25 years. This marks an increase from recent years, with a 53.1 percent yield rate for the Class of 2020, 50.4 percent for the Class of 2019 and 54.5 percent for the Class of 2018.
In a campus-wide email sent April 25, the Programming Board announced that concert-goers will be required to wear wristbands in order to gain entry to this year’s Green Key concert. Hanover town manager Julia Griffin said that the town of Hanover, Safety and Security, the Office for Student Life, the Hanover Police Department and the Hanover Fire Department all provided input on the decision. The concert, which will take place on Gold Coast lawn on May 19, will feature Sage the Gemini as the headliner alongside Cheat Codes and Smallpools.
Walking into the office of Brian Joyce, the recently-appointed director of the Office of Greek Life, one can immediately tell that he hails from Kentucky. A signed University of Kentucky basketball features prominently on his shelf. Now, however, Joyce finds himself quite a way from home, having recently graduated with a Ph.D. in education leadership from Clemson University. Although Joyce has only been on the job for nine months, he believes that the Greek system at the College has made great advancements in facilitating self-governance and leadership, deeming the work tough and challenging, but ultimately fulfilling.
On Tuesday afternoon, chair of the Board of Trustees Bill Helman ’80 spoke at a special town hall session that was hosted by executive vice president Rick Mills. Around 200 students, staff, faculty and alumni attended the hour-long event in Cook Auditorium.