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On Jan. 26, the College presented its 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Awards to a group of recipients for their leadership in social justice work. The annual honors were given as part of Dartmouth’s two-week-long Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration.
The Outdoor Programs Office and the Dartmouth Mountaineering Club renovated the Jonathan Belden Daniels ’86 Memorial Climbing Gym this last winter break and changed its hours.
Dartmouth, along with 16 other colleges and universities, has filed an amicus brief in Darweesh et al. v. Trump et al., the case that led to the first legal defeat of the executive order barring U.S. entry from seven Muslim-majority countries. On Jan. 28, after hearing the case, a federal judge in Brooklyn, New York issued a nationwide temporary stay blocking the deportation of people stranded in U.S. airports under the executive order.
Geisel School of Medicine professor of medical education Norman Snow has died, as reported by Geisel on Saturday afternoon.
CNN news anchor and journalist Jake Tapper ’91 will be this year’s Commencement speaker.
H. Gilbert Welch is an academic physician and cancer researcher at the College. He is a professor of medicine at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and an internist at the White River Junction Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He focuses on studying issues in early detection efforts for cancer, including over-testing and the harmful effects of false positives, and is the author of three books on the subject. Welch also teaches an undergraduate course every spring called Public Policy 26, “Health Policy and Clinical Practice.”
Nearly 200 million Americans carry Thayer School of Engineering professor Eric Fossum’s groundbreaking invention in their pockets or bags. Whenever they snap a photo, they utilize a technology that Fossum pioneered more than 20 years ago while working at NASA. That invention, the CMOS image sensor, has allowed engineers to document interplanetary travel, doctors to conduct revolutionary surgeries and everyday people to share their lives through photos. Fossum was recently awarded the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, the most prestigious award in the engineering, for his work developing this technology.
This year’s Winter Carnival, called “Dartmouth College of Icecraft and Blizzardry: A Magical Winter Carnival,” is packed with Harry Potter-themed events. In addition to the traditional events such as the polar bear plunge, the human dogsled race, the ice sculpture contest and the 99-cent ski day, this year will also feature some new additions.
Members of the Hanover Zoning Board of Adjustment postponed voting on proposed changes to the zoning laws governing student residences at Tuesday’s town meeting. The proposed changes, which could affect the derecognized Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Alpha Delta fraternities, would require student residences, such as fraternities, to be recognized and operated in compliance with the rules of the College. As it stands now, the ordinance states that student residences must be “operated in conjunction with another institutional use,” not the College specifically. The zoning board will reevaluate the proposal on March 7.
With flu season coming around, general trends of the illness are in line with previous years of reporting without any noticeable change in the number of cases in the greater Hanover area, said Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center professor of immunology Richard Enelow.
Monday night, the Roth Center for Jewish Life hosted a lecture called “Security and Freedom in the 21st Century: The Trump Executive Order on Immigration and Refugees.” The lecture featured four guest speakers and gave audience members the opportunity to ask various questions about President Donald Trump’s recent executive order, which calls for a temporary ban on most immigration to the United States from seven Muslim-majority countries.
Over 200 Dartmouth students, faculty and Upper Valley community members participated in the “Main Street March for Human Rights” on Feb. 4.
On Friday in Filene Auditorium, senior political writer for FiveThirtyEight Harry Enten ’11 returned to campus to discuss the successes and downfalls of polling and prediction. The talk, titled “Aftermath: What the 2016 Election Taught Us About Polls, Predictions and American Politics,” and subsequent question and answer session were led by government professor Dean Lacy. Over 200 people, including students and professors, attended.
Marchers gathered on the Green to sing Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land."
College President Phil Hanlon and 47 other college and university presidents sent President Donald Trump a letter on Thursday asking him to “rectify or rescind the recent executive order closing our country’s borders to immigrants and others from seven majority-Muslim countries and to refugees from throughout the world.”
On Jan. 21, the day after Donald Trump took office as the 45th president of the United States, at least 50 Dartmouth students carpooled nearly eight hours to Washington, D.C. to participate in the Women’s March on Washington.
A study investigating the effect of health insurance status on cancer care in different communities was released this past November in the publication “Cancer,” a peer-reviewed oncology journal. Among the authors of the study is Sandra Wong, interim Norris Cotton Cancer Center service line director and vice president and chair of surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
The College is finalizing proposals to convert to a hot water heating system and biomass energy system from the current oil system and steam distribution system. These proposed changes would upgrade the College’s steam distribution system and cogeneration plant to increase both efficiency and sustainability, said Frank Roberts, associate vice president of facilities operations and management.
Professor of microbiology and immunology at the Geisel School of Medicine Ambrose Cheung was recently granted a 2017 Harrington Scholar-Innovator Award from the Harrington Discovery Institute in Cleveland, Ohio. The award helps further the research of scientists whose work has the capacity to improve health outcomes in the United States by supplying drug research assistance.
When Nathan Busam ’17 went to Poland as part of his economics study abroad program, he did not expect people to tell him their life story when he asked them, “How are you?”