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Presidential elections often make both direct and indirect references to religion, with the current 2016 race being no exception. The Dartmouth sat down with religion professor Randall Balmer to better understand the role of religion in American politics.
The College’s Board of Trustees approved a motion to establish a School of Graduate and Advanced Studies at a meeting in New York City today. The motion was approved by faculty in a November vote after being raised in a town hall event in October.
Dartmouth’s Organizational Adjudication Committee has suspended Kappa Delta Epsilon sorority for one term, effective immediately, according to a statement released to The Dartmouth today by College spokesperson Diana Lawrence. The suspension will be followed by periods of social and College probation through January 3, 2017.
Earl Sweet was a straight-shooter, a union president who demanded fairness and a vibrant personality who tenaciously fought for service employees at Dartmouth, according to the many individuals who worked with him in his 35 years as the leader of the Service Employees International Union Local 560.
Yesterday, five faculty members spoke to a full Filene Auditorium about their perspectives on the Black Lives Matter course first offered last spring. The event, part of the ongoing Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations, was sponsored by the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and featured geography professor Richard Wright; lecturer of geography and women, gender and sexuality studies Treva Ellison; English professor Aimee Bahng; geography professor Abigail Neely; and mathematics professor Craig Sutton.
As winter rolls on in Hanover, the Student Wellness Center remains a place of warmth and welcoming spirits. Renamed in the fall from the Student Health Promotion and Wellness Center to the Student Wellness Center, the wellness center looks forward to further enhancing its existing programs in the winter through creating a focus on preventative care, the director of the wellness center Caitlin Barthelmes said.
Over half of Interfraternity Council fraternities participated in recruitment, which ended Sunday, Jan. 17, IFC president Sam Macomber ’16 said.
In addition to innovative and influential discovery, scientific research can also generate stunning images, biology professor Mary Lou Guerinot said. Two Dartmouth research labs, led by Guerinot and fellow biology professor Thomas Jack, proved this in their 2015 BioArt competition wins for their magnified photos of Arabidopsis thaliana, a flowering plant.
Sponsored in part by the College, a number of United States and Chilean high school students are traveling in Antarctica as part of a new initiative named the Joint Antarctic School Expedition.
Seventy-two athletes along with dozens of sponsors and spectators from across New Hampshire and Vermont gathered to watch athletes participate in varying levels of skiing and snowboard competition. The lack of snow from warmer temperatures this year resulted in some events being cancelled and 40 to 50 fewer athletes competing.
Gender-inclusive fraternities the Tabard, Phi Tau and Alpha Theta are in the process of extending bids for the winter term. Additionally, Panarchy and Amarna undergraduate societies have seen new members join this term.
For the first time, the Young Writers Project partnered with the College’s Institutional Diversity and Equity office to host a poetry slam and writers workshop on social justice issues.
With the primaries less than three weeks away, Dartmouth students are busy campaigning for several presidential candidates from both the Republican and Democratic parties.
After recruitment ended on Wednesday, 117 women received bids, with 80 from formal Panhellenic sorority recruitment and 37 from shake-out, Panhellenic Council recruitment chair Sarah Young ’16 said. An average of 13 bids were accepted per house, Panhell recruitment chair Abigail Hartley ’16 said. During this year’s winter sorority recruitment, Sigma Delta piloted a shake-out process for the first time, instead of participating in the Panhellenic recruitment process.
In fall 2016, two Dartmouth students will attend Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan through the Global Leadership Fellows Program for the first time. Students will participate in forums and seminars focused on Asia-Pacific issues in the broader global context and interact with fellow American and Japanese students while living in one of the largest cities in the world, art history professor Allen Hockley said.
About 150 Dartmouth students and Upper Valley residents gathered in Filene Auditorium yesterday evening to hear a discussion about transitioning to a fully renewable energy fueled world by the year 2050.
Bill McKibben, a leading environmental activist and author on climate change and policy, visited Dartmouth yesterday, endorsing Bernie Sanders’ campaign. McKibben is the Schumann distinguished scholar of environmental studies at Middlebury College and founder of the international environmental organization, 350.org.
The directorate for the 2016 Dartmouth Outing Club First-Year Trips has been announced, with director Josh Cetron ’16 and assistant director Anna Gabianelli ’16 heading the group tasked with welcoming the class of 2020 to campus.
Scott Smedinghoff GR ’17 could astound a room with his virtuosic musical talent, but he had a way of bringing out the best in everyone else around him as well, Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble director Matthew Marsit said. He was a kind, passionate, hard-working person with a goofy streak, and his exceptional musicianship and mathematical brilliance were obvious, Marsit recalled.
The seventh annual Student Forum on Global Learning, which took place this past Monday, gave students a opportunity to reflect on world perspectives they gained during time they spent off campus. The event attracted students, professors, Upper Valley members and high school students from Kimball Union Academy and St. Johnsbury Academy — private schools in New Hampshire and Vermont.