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When College President Phil Hanlon announced the ban on hard alcohol as part of his “Moving Dartmouth Forward” policy initiative a year ago, a discussion in higher education resurfaced: does banning hard alcohol “eliminate high-risk behavior” — one of the primary goals of Hanlon’s policy initiative?
Students have raised a number of questions about how the new housing community system will work when it rolls out this fall. While current students found out which house community they were in last Friday at Founders Day, in the future, classes will be notified of their house community soon after accepting their place at the College.
In 2007, Thayer engineering professor Tillman Gerngross founded Adimab, an antibody discovery company that develops therapeutic antibodies against infectious disease targets, alongside his colleague and Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Dane Wittrup. The company recently developed a new technology that allows them to quickly identify antibodies effective at combating diseases such as Ebola, Zika and other viruses.
The hard alcohol ban remains one of the most debated aspects of College President Phil Hanlon’s “Moving Dartmouth Forward” policy initiative. A year after it’s implementation, the success of the policy in “eliminating high-risk behavior” — its stated goal — remains an open question.
The Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council and Gender-Inclusive Greek Council elected new officers, who will start their year-long terms of office in the spring.
Based on results from the primary elections on Tuesday, presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are the probable nominees for the respective Democratic and Republican parties. Yet for all nine candidates still in the presidential race, issues of race, class and gender key issues in this election cycle, according to three Dartmouth government professors.
The College has agreed to enter into mediation with Deb and Richard Higgins, a couple whose well was contaminated by carcinogenic chemicals originating from a nearby College-owned site, College spokeswoman Diana Lawrence confirmed in an email. In the 1960s and 70s, the College used the property, Rennie Farm, as a burial site for animal test subjects.
The town of Hanover recently started a pilot program with Upper Valley Rideshare in which commuters can coordinate carpools. Upper Valley Rideshare’s online platform will help users form rideshare groups, which are charged a reduced fee for parking in the Marshall Lot at 41 South Main Street.
As an undergraduate, chemistry professor Ivan Aprahamian stumbled upon the field of supramolecular chemistry while searching for a senior project topic. Last week, years after this discovery, Aprahamian was awarded the Cram Lehn Pedersen prize in the same field.
In her research, Lisa Marsch uses technology in interventions for substance abuse among youth and adult populations. Marsch, director of the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health at the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center, will speak about her work and the influence of science and technology in healthcare when she delivers the 28th Presidential Faculty Lecture today.
Advanced Transit’s new smartphone app will give users real-time updates on bus locations as well as projected arrival times. The app has been downloaded more than 500 times since its official launch last Tuesday.
On Friday night, students filled the Baker-Berry Library lobby to find out their housing community placement from wax sealed letters.
Started two years ago by Divest Dartmouth, the “Go Fossil Free!” petition has received 1,921 of its 2,000 signature goal as of last week. The organization aims to push the Board of Trustees to divest from fossil fuel extraction from the top 200 companies by known oil, gas and coal reserves.
The College partnered with Enterprise Rent-A-Car to facilitate the Vox Rental Program as of Jan. 1, selling previously College-owned vehicles to the company to manage. The program provides large vehicles — SUVs, sedans, microbuses and passenger vans — to faculty, staff and students traveling for events associated with the College, according to the College’s parking and transportation website.
Last night, Student Assembly held a town hall event to present its Bill of Rights draft and answer questions from students, faculty and staff interested in the document. Around 30 students and several members of the administration attended the event.
With the surge of high school juniors and seniors, one might think it is a holiday weekend full of families touring campus. In fact, the 400 high school students crowding Dartmouth’s campus over the next few days are part of the 11th Dartmouth Model United Nations Conference. The conference, planned entirely by Dartmouth students, will last from today through Sunday afternoon.
Yesterday afternoon, the Leslie Center for the Humanities held a forum called “STEM and the Liberal Arts” focusing on the interaction between liberal arts and the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. Keynote speaker and history professor Cecilia Gaposchkin spoke to an audience of 20, mostly comprised of deans and professors from various disciplines.
The Hanover Police Department arrested Vikram Naidu ’18 today on felony charges of arson and reckless misconduct in connection with the fire that occurred in Streeter Hall at 2:49 a.m. on Feb. 18, according to press release from the department. Two trash cans were intentionally set on fire during the incident.
Last night, Dartmouth’s very own shark-tank style, entrepreneurial show, The Pitch, was held at Loew Auditorium from 7 to 9 p.m. The event attracted dozens of audience members as 20 groups pitched their start-up ideas to a panel of six judges.
The Feb. 9 New Hampshire primaries saw Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump claim decisive victories in their respective Democratic and Republican contests. However, the statewide results were not reflected in Hanover. In Hanover and surrounding towns, former Ohio Gov. John Kasich received the most votes in the Republican primary. At the same time, in the Democratic primary, Sanders’ margin of victory over Hillary Clinton was smaller in Hanover than it was statewide. Sanders won with 2,286 votes to Clinton’s 2,005 in Hanover. Statewide, Sanders swept Clinton with 60.4 percent to her 38 percent.