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The Undergraduate Finance Committee released its allocation decisions for the $1.1 million Student Activities Budget on Friday. The budget is similar to that of the previous year other than a $7,000 increase in allocation to both the Special Programs and Events Committee and the Programming Board, because of increased security measures on Green Key weekend and student event funding requests.
The Panhellenic Council recently voted to change its name to the Inter-Sorority Council and restructure the formal sorority recruitment process. The name change will come into effect over the summer, and the rush changes, which include restructuring rounds one and two to an open-house format, will be enacted in the fall.
Nine first-year Geisel School of Medicine students will be awarded the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship. Each year, approximately 250 first-year graduate students from across the country begin community service projects addressing chronic health conditions and the underlying causes of health inequities as fellows. The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship provides fellowship recipients with a $2,000 stipend for each project.
Card access to residence halls will be restricted to residents only after a student received a threatening message as part of an internet scam, according to a campus-wide alert sent Sunday evening. Hanover Police has confirmed that the email sent to the student was a scam, and the student is safe and has been offered support resources from the College, according to the alert, signed by interim Safety and Security director Keysi Montás and associate dean of residential life Mike Wooten.
A laundry bag theft from a residence hall reported to Safety and Security this afternoon has “similarities” to the reported burglary at Kappa Delta Epsilon sorority earlier this week, though at this time there is “no evidence” that the two cases are related, according to a campus-wide email from Safety and Security.
Over 100 Dartmouth students and faculty gathered on the Green in the rain this afternoon to discuss and speak out against sexual violence at the College. The event, called "In Solidarity Against Sexual Violence," was co-organized by Libby Goldman '18 and Leah Alpern '18.
Green Key weekend arrests by the Hanover Police Department reached their lowest total in the past four years at only 10, down from 22 in 2016, 17 in 2015 and 34 in 2014.
Following months of financial struggles, local restaurant Everything But Anchovies abruptly closed on May 16. The restaurant was run by EBAs president Maureen Bogosian and her family since 1979, serving pizza, burgers and wings to the Hanover and Dartmouth communities for 38 years.
Thursday morning, dean of graduate and advanced studies Jon Kull announced in an email statement to the graduate student body that the North Park graduate housing will not be available to graduate and professional students this coming fall due to an “unprecedented” admissions yield for the undergraduate Class of 2021.
Initial attempts to contact men’s soccer co-captain and starting goalkeeper James Hickok ’17 proved fruitless. Then I received a reply from him saying that he had been on the road in Spain wrapping up a trial with a professional club in Spain. Not a bad excuse by any means.
Mitchel Davis has been selected as Dartmouth’s next vice president for information technology and chief information officer, the College announced last week. Davis, who has been the chief information officer and senior vice president at Bowdoin College since 2003, will begin his new position on July 1.
To overcome problems originating from stationary smartwatches, researchers at Dartmouth College and the University of Waterloo created a smartwatch that is able to move on its own. Jun Gong, a computer science Ph.D. student in the human computer interaction field at Dartmouth, collaborated with Dartmouth computer science professor Xing Dong Yang, graduate student at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Lan Li and University of Waterloo professor Daniel Vogel to create Cito, an actuated, moveable smartwatch. Gong recently presented Cito at the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, called CHI, in Denver, Colorado.
Nearly 30 years ago, a performance touched the hearts of Dartmouth students and community members. In February of 1988, the Dartmouth Players put on a production of Larry Kramer’s “The Normal Heart” met by what a 1988 Boston Globe article described as “a tearful standing ovation.”
Academic performance can be a touchy subject, especially for students that might not be doing as well as they’d like in their classes. This week, the Mirror interviewed Brian Reed, the associate dean for student academic support services and dean of undergraduate students, to learn more about what he believes are the greatest academic struggles students face — and what the Dartmouth community can do to help.
Latika Sridhar ’16 came back this weekend for Green Key and performed with her band, Half the City. This past fall, she had a cameo role in my play “The Game,” where she played The Kid Who Lives in the Fieldhouse. Her speaking voice is just as musical as her singing one. Here is her character’s monologue:
On May 13, over 170 Dartmouth students, faculty and Upper Valley community members participated in the annual Tuck Runs for Veterans. This fundraising event aimed to help the Veterans Education and Research Association of Northern New England, a nonprofit based in White River Junction, purchase a wheelchair-accessible van that can transport local veterans to events in the Upper Valley and surrounding areas.
Yesterday afternoon, over 150 faculty members and around 50 student demonstrators gathered at Alumni Hall for the termly faculty of arts and sciences meeting. The meeting followed College President Phil Hanlon’s campus-wide email earlier yesterday afternoon announcing that N. Bruce Duthu ’80 had declined his appointment to dean of faculty of arts and sciences following weeks of discussion surrounding his appointment.
UPDATED: May 22, 2017 at 2:38 p.m.
Since its founding in 1991, Dartmouth Emergency Medical Services has made strides in outreach and coverage. These efforts, driven by students, has brought the organization the Striving for Excellence and HEARTSafe Campus awards at the 2017 Conference of the National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation, which was held this February in Baltimore, Maryland.