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From June 5 to June 9, The Dartmouth administered an online survey of student attitudes on issues related to the Dartmouth community. Focusing only on the opinions of students on campus, the survey was only sent to members of the Class of 2018. Other students on campus were excluded. Two hundred thirty of the 1,152 students in the Class of 2018 responded, making for a 20.0 percent response rate. Using an opt-in survey such as this one does not make for a random or entirely representative sample. With that caveat in mind, what follows are the results of the survey.
African and African American studies and English professor J. Martin Favor was sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison this morning. Favor pleaded guilty to a federal child pornography charge on March 31 and resigned from the College earlier this month.
Kalie Marsicano ’17 stepped down from her position as Panhellenic Council president at the end of spring term, citing institutional problems with the Greek system as a whole and personal reservations about perpetuating the system as reasons in an emailed statement to The Dartmouth. Vice president Lauren Huff ’17 will take her position through the end of the elected term as described in the Panhell bylaws.
The family of Alana Donohue ’18 is setting up a scholarship fund through the College in her honor. Donohue died on June 23 at home in New York City from anaphylaxis at the age of 19.
Anonymous social forum Bored at Baker is being revamped after being shut down in October of 2015 by founder Jonathan Pappas — known online as Jae Daemon. A Columbia University student, Pappas launched Bored at Butler, named after the university’s main library, in 2006 and later expanded the brand to other colleges and universities.
When Hannah Carlino ’17 found herself late to class every day walking from the Thayer School of Engineering to the Life Sciences Center sophomore year, she had the idea to bring a bike-sharing service to campus. Last winter, she partnered with Nick Ford ’17 to solve this problem, and their solution will come to life this fall. Fifty bikes at eight different stations will arrive on campus in early September, via bike-sharing company Zagster. Students and other community members will be able to rent the bikes using a phone app, though pricing is currently unknown.
For Alana Donohue ’18, life was about making those around her as happy as they could be. Friends and family said that Donohue strove to put a smile on everyone’s face, an effort that came from her kindness and lively spirit.
Dartmouth’s new School of Graduate and Advanced Studies will open today. Hailed by many graduate students and faculty as an important step in creating a strong culture of research and excellence in graduate study at the College, in its inaugural year, the school will provide a permanent home to the 791 graduate students in the arts and sciences.
When Rep. Ann McLane Kuster '78, D-N.H., was sexually assaulted as a freshman at the College, she kept silent about the assault for more than 40 years.
The Hanover Zoning Board of Adjustment held a public rehearing yesterday regarding Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity’s status as a student residence under Hanover zoning laws.
For the first time since the school was established in 1867, the Thayer School of Engineering graduated more female than male engineers earlier this month, making it the first American research university to achieve such a distinction.
It was a hectic few weeks for Fred. He was removed from an overcrowded shelter in Texas by commercial jet to New York, then flown privately to rural Vermont — and all that was before he was abducted from his kennel at the Rutland County Humane Society last week.
Baker Library Bell Tower is being restored from June through October of this year, the first renovation since the bell was put in the tower in 1928.
Alana Donohue '18 died suddenly on Wednesday at home in New York, College President Phil Hanlon announced in a campus wide email late Thursday afternoon.
This past Sunday, undergraduate and graduate students celebrated the end of their chapters at the College during this year’s Commencement ceremony, held on the Green. The College awarded 1,867 degrees, including 1,087 undergraduate degrees, in front of an audience of over 11,000.
On Sunday, eight valedictorians marched at the front of the Class of 2016 during Commencement. Seven students were also recognized as salutatorians. The total number of 15 students and the eight valedictorians set new records for the College.
The College will not hand out diplomas to graduates this year during the Commencement ceremony. Students will instead be able to pick up their diplomas following the ceremony.
For most of the Class of 2016, graduation marks the last time that their performance will be quantified by grades. Three graduating seniors reflected on how course selection, campus climate and job recruitment have shaped their perceptions of their GPA over the past four years.
The Class of 2016 may only just be graduating but as in past years, the College is asking its seniors donate to the senior class gift.
When the Class of 2016 entered in 2012, Dartmouth accepted Advanced Placement credits. 21-year-olds could drink hard alcohol. There was no talk of housing communities, and socializing at Greek houses began immediately without a six-week ban.