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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.
Chemistry professor Chenfeng Ke’s lab, the Ke Functional Materials Group, recently created a 3D-printed smart material that can support up to 15 times its own weight.
Today, the Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network will kick-off this year’s “3 Day Startup,” a 72-hour hands-on entrepreneurial workshop for students to create, share and develop their ideas. The program was created by MBA students at the University of Texas in 2008 to provide a space for students to develop their entrepreneurial skills and has since expanded to 30 countries and 150 schools.
When Dartmouth Dining Services employee Eric Lemieux was not at work last winter, he trained six days a week to prepare for three different snowshoeing events in the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria. After 12 days of competition in the Games, the world-class athlete returned to the College on March 30 with a bronze medal, a sixth place ribbon and a participation ribbon.
The Hanover Cooperative Consumers Society, which own the Co-op Food Stores, attempted to increase its member engagement at its annual member meeting this past Saturday. Over 75 members were in attendance at the LISTEN Center in White River Junction, Co-op member services and outreach director Amanda Charland said.
Since graduating from Dartmouth in 1983, Gordon MacDonald ’83 has had his share of experience in law and politics. Those opportunities, he said, are due in no small part to the connections he built as a member of the Dartmouth community.
Three Thayer School of Engineering members, professors Zoe Courville Th’08 and Christopher Polashenski ’07 Th’11 and engineering postdoctoral student Nicholas Wright have been collecting data for SnowEx, a NASA project that is undertaking the preliminary stages of developing a satellite that measures the depth and water content of snow.
Former interim dean of the Geisel School of Medicine Duane Compton was announced as the next dean of the medical school, effective immediately, in a campus-wide email sent Wednesday by College President Phil Hanlon and Provost Carolyn Dever. Compton will serve a four-year term.