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Last night, the Truman National Security Project and the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy hosted a screening of the documentary film “THE BURDEN: Fossil Fuels, the Military, and National Security.” The screening was followed by a panel discussion with former Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard, Truman Project executive director Michael Breen and former Assistant Secretary of Defense. They spoke to a crowd of 30, five of whom were students, on America’s oil dependence, climate change, and how both affect national and international security.
Last week marked the beginning of a series of events celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and accomplishments. The programming, which will continue until Feb. 1, featured a keynote address by guest speaker Rohina Malik, a multi-faith celebration with Rev. Leah Daughtry ’84, a documentary screening and discussion hosted by the Geisel School of Medicine, a faculty celebration breakfast, the 2016 Student Forum on Global Learning and the 24th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Candlelight Vigil Procession.
Republican presidential candidate John Kasich appeared on Monday at a town hall meeting sponsored by the Tuck School of Business and the Rockefeller Center to discuss economic issues in America.\nKasich spoke about his economic policy as governor of Ohio, his proposed plan to balance the national budget, climate change and healthcare to around 150 students and outside attendees.
Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul visited the Salt Hill Pub in Hanover Saturday afternoon on his campaign stop. The Kentucky senator spoke to a crowd of around 125 students and Upper Valley residents while the restaurant proceeded with their normal lunch service — servers delivered food to patrons and a football game played in the background.
Graduate student Scott Smedinghoff died, College President Phil Hanlon announced in a campus wide email on Saturday afternoon. Smedinghoff, who earned his bachelors degree in mathematics and physics from Williams College, was a fourth year doctoral student in the mathematics department.
Klaus Milich, senior lecturer of American literary and cultural studies, began his term as the director of the Montgomery Fellows Program on Jan.1. He was announced as the new director last November.
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders addressed a full Spaulding Auditorium last night in a speech organized by the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences and the Tuck School of Business.
Associate professor of physics and astronomy Stephon Alexander was arrested Dec. 17 after being charged with procurement of sexual conduct for a fee. A motion to expunge is scheduled for Jan. 25. Alexander is on voluntary unpaid leave, according to a statement released by Diana Lawrence, director of media relations at Dartmouth.
Sexual Assault Peer Advocates met this week to discuss the future of the program, after undergoing a shift in leadership last term. Starting this term, Liz Stahler, formerly of counseling and human development, will lead the educational component of SAPA, as well as design the training for the program.
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will be speaking at 7 p.m. this evening in the Hopkins Center's Spaulding Auditorium.
Former President Bill Clinton, husband to presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, spoke to an audience of 700 Dartmouth and Upper Valley community members yesterday evening in the Hopkins Center’s Alumni Hall. Many of the audience members watched his speech in an overflow room in the Hanover Inn.
This past Thanksgiving, many Dartmouth students were left wondering what to do with themselves during the five long weeks of winter break. Several students chose to spend some of that time participating in the December break opportunities program, run by the Center for Professional Development.
With the warmer temperatures and lack of snow this winter, Hanover residents have been saying “oh, deer.”
Jacob Gaba ’16 and Jordyn Turner ‘16 were announced as part of the inaugural 111-member Schwarzman scholar class on Monday. As scholars, they will participate in a one-year fully funded master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
Funded by grant money from NASA’s National Space Biomedical Research Institute, Dartmouth professors and students are working to develop virtual reality technology to solve the psychological problems experienced during long-duration space flight.
Burlington, Vermont-based creperie Skinny Pancake will be opening its first out-of-state location in Hanover, replacing the space previously occupied by Essentials for Men and the Chocolate Shop in the Hanover Park building on Lebanon Street. Owner Benjy Adler said that the scheduled date of the opening is April 15.
Dartmouth has achieved its goal of securing $100 million in philanthropy to establish ten new interdisciplinary groups of faculty members, called “academic clusters,” by the end of 2015. The clusters will focus on crucial world challenges such as global health, poverty and cybersecurity. The endowment was secured in 20 months time, due to three final gifts given in December.
When Salman Khan, the founder of educational organization Khan Academy, came to the College to speak in April 2012, computer science professor Devin Balkcom was intrigued. After chatting with Khan over lunch, Balkcom volunteered his services to create content for the site and Dartmouth became the first and only undergraduate institution to partner with Khan Academy.
Kata Thai Kitchen, the newest addition to Hanover’s food scene, opened Jan. 8 at 6 Allen Street, across from Everything But Anchovies. Named after its owner Kata Chompupong, its name means “cooking pan” in Thai. The restaurant joins two other Thai establishments in Hanover, Tuk Tuk Thai Cuisine and Thai Orchid.
Dartmouth has achieved its goal of securing $100 million in philanthropy to establish ten new interdisciplinary groups of faculty members, called “academic clusters,” by the end of 2015.