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The current of gender disparity in government, which has long been experienced nationally and locally, is being felt on Dartmouth’s campus as springtime elections open tonight. In spite of the growing awareness of this imbalance as well as concerted efforts to create equal opportunities for student leadership on campus, the candidate pool remains markedly male. There is one woman candidate for each of the two sections of Student Assembly — president and vice president, and house senate — and this is the third year in a row in which there are are no female candidates for SA president, both on the ballot or as a write-in.
Daryl Roth, a Broadway producer who has won 10 Tony Awards and produced seven Pulitzer Prize winning plays, is the recipient of this year’s award from the Dartmouth Centennial Circle of Alumnae.
Instead of their typical location inside trash bags outside of fraternities and sororities, empty Keystone Light cans were instead arranged in the shape of a pipeline on the front lawn of Parkhurst Hall on Thursday afternoon to protest the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Divest Dartmouth, which organized the protest, called upon College President Phil Hanlon and the Board of Trustees to divest endowment holdings from the 200 “dirtiest” fossil fuel companies, according to Divest Dartmouth member Jay Raju ’18.
Next month, director of Safety and Security Harry Kinne will retire after 14 years at the College and a 37-year dedication to college public safety. During his time, Safety and Security became an accredited department in the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, a certification that only about one percent of college departments hold, Kinne said.
Be it studying the historical industrial disaster in Bhopal, India or psychological therapy for Syrians, Fulbright grants represent a unprecedented opportunity for a handful of scholars. As of Thursday, the U.S. Department of State has awarded 15 Dartmouth students and alumni with Fulbright U.S. Student grants to conduct research and teach around the world. The 15 Dartmouth-affiliated recipients represent a significant rise from the 2015-2016 cycle, in which eight Dartmouth students and alumni received the grant, and are the most since 2004.
Early last week, the pilot of the Allen House Professional Fellows Program announced their inaugural fellows: Nicholas Gladstone ’17, Dania Torres ’20 and Amanda Zhou ’19.
Government professor Sonu Bedi was recently named the first Hans ’80 and Kate Morris Director of the Ethics Institute. He assumed his new role on March 15 and will be working to review the ethics minor and increase the level of student engagement outside of the classroom.
Last Monday, Andrew Wolff ’18 and Josh Ufland ’18 led the inaugural meeting of Dartmouth Sports Analytics, a recently-formed club focused on the intersection of sports and statistics.
On Wednesday evening, Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune and Hanover town manager Julia Griffin spoke to nearly 70 Upper Valley community members and Dartmouth students at the Hanover Town Hall about the nationwide transition to renewable energy and Hanover’s upcoming May 9 vote to commit to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050.
The Haldeman family recently donated $5 million to the College in order to increase and supplement programs that assist student-athletes. This donation, made through the Haldemans’ family foundation, will increase College athletic director Harry Sheehy’s funding through the Athletic Directors Fund for Excellence to invest in and pioneer athletic programs. Sheehy said he plans to use the funding to supplement programs and teams, offer more competitive retention bonuses, enhance contract flexibility and create new programs and initiatives within his department.
UPDATED: April 20, 2017, at 11:52 p.m.
On March 22, Dartmouth and The Trust for Public Land, in collaboration with the town of Hanover and Hanover Conservancy, completed a $1.84 million transaction to sell the College’s Hudson Farm property to the TPL. The TPL, which is a nonprofit organization, then transferred the property to the National Park Service to add it to the Appalachian Trail, which spans from Maine to Georgia.
Despite the recent introduction of house communities at the College, Living Learning Communities, another residential housing option for undergraduates, saw approximately the same number of applications this year as in previous years according to Katharina Daub, associate director of residential education for Living Learning Programs and academic initiatives.
This past winter, the College initiated a media fellows program designed to facilitate classroom projects that will allow fellows to develop media integral to the course and serve as technical advisors.
Physics and astronomy professor Robert Caldwell was one of 13 American theoretical physicists who was awarded a Simons Foundation fellowship in theoretical physics this year. The fellowship is designed to support sabbatical work for research in mathematics and physical sciences.
Psychology professor Mark Detzer works as a clinical psychologist at the White River Junction Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He is interested in health psychology, the study of the influence of psychological processes on physical health, and his work at the VA Medical Center is devoted to pain management of chronic diseases. Some of his research has included improving pain management techniques in the field of health psychology for people with cystic fibrosis and adolescents with diabetes. Detzer teaches an undergraduate course every winter called Psychology 54.02, “Health Psychology.”
Dartmouth student Jarion Brown ’19 was arrested last Saturday, April 1 on assault charges, according to the Hanover Police Department’s press log. The Valley News reported that Brown pleaded not guilty to felony second-degree domestic assault and misdemeanor domestic simple assault charges earlier this week.
Joshua Monette ’19 died this week near his home in Neah Bay, Washington, College President Phil Hanlon wrote in a campus-wide email sent Friday. He was swept out to sea while harvesting seafood with a family member on the shoreline at Cape Flattery in Washington. He was reported missing on Sunday.