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Dartmouth’s new School of Graduate and Advanced Studies will open today. Hailed by many graduate students and faculty as an important step in creating a strong culture of research and excellence in graduate study at the College, in its inaugural year, the school will provide a permanent home to the 791 graduate students in the arts and sciences.
When Rep. Ann McLane Kuster '78, D-N.H., was sexually assaulted as a freshman at the College, she kept silent about the assault for more than 40 years.
The Hanover Zoning Board of Adjustment held a public rehearing yesterday regarding Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity’s status as a student residence under Hanover zoning laws.
For the first time since the school was established in 1867, the Thayer School of Engineering graduated more female than male engineers earlier this month, making it the first American research university to achieve such a distinction.
It was a hectic few weeks for Fred. He was removed from an overcrowded shelter in Texas by commercial jet to New York, then flown privately to rural Vermont — and all that was before he was abducted from his kennel at the Rutland County Humane Society last week.
Baker Library Bell Tower is being restored from June through October of this year, the first renovation since the bell was put in the tower in 1928.
Alana Donohue '18 died suddenly on Wednesday at home in New York, College President Phil Hanlon announced in a campus wide email late Thursday afternoon.
This past Sunday, undergraduate and graduate students celebrated the end of their chapters at the College during this year’s Commencement ceremony, held on the Green. The College awarded 1,867 degrees, including 1,087 undergraduate degrees, in front of an audience of over 11,000.
On Sunday, eight valedictorians marched at the front of the Class of 2016 during Commencement. Seven students were also recognized as salutatorians. The total number of 15 students and the eight valedictorians set new records for the College.
The College will not hand out diplomas to graduates this year during the Commencement ceremony. Students will instead be able to pick up their diplomas following the ceremony.
For most of the Class of 2016, graduation marks the last time that their performance will be quantified by grades. Three graduating seniors reflected on how course selection, campus climate and job recruitment have shaped their perceptions of their GPA over the past four years.
The Class of 2016 may only just be graduating but as in past years, the College is asking its seniors donate to the senior class gift.
When the Class of 2016 entered in 2012, Dartmouth accepted Advanced Placement credits. 21-year-olds could drink hard alcohol. There was no talk of housing communities, and socializing at Greek houses began immediately without a six-week ban.
“Your college education is one of the most enduring investments you will ever make,” Dartmouth’s financial aid website declares. The College says that it will meet the fully-demonstrated financial need of every accepted student as part of their financial aid program, one of the few schools in the nation that does so.
For many graduating seniors, Commencement marks the end of academia and the beginning of something new. The ’16s have finally escaped the clutches of Baker-Berry Library, parted with their favorite flair and spent the last of their DBA in preparation for the very real world outside of our beloved Hanover. They are ready to utilize the skills they’ve acquired at Dartmouth and to learn from new mistakes along the way.
The College released its report on fossil fuel divestment on May 13. The report details rationales for and against divesting from fossil fuel companies, examining arguments from ethical, financial, academic and symbolic viewpoints.
The College released the Action Plan for Inclusive Excellence in an announcement by College President Phil Hanlom. The document, compiled by the diversity and inclusivity executive committee comprised of Hanlon, Provost Carolyn Dever, Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Equity Evelynn Ellis and Executive Vice President Rick Mills, draws from the reports of the three inclusive excellence working groups published early this month.
The Undergraduate Finance Committee released its allocation decisions for the Student Activities Budget on Sunday. The $1.1 million budget covers 10 undergraduate groups for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. UFC funds come from the student activities fee charged to each student’s tuition every year, which is currently $86.
Native American Studies professor N. Bruce Duthu ’80 will succeed French, comparative literature and film studies professor Lynn Higgins as the next Frank J. Guarini Associate Dean of the Faculty for International Studies and Interdisciplinary Programs. He will be the third in the position since its creation a decade ago, starting his tenure on July 1.
History, English, linguistics, music and chemistry will be the fields of expertise of next year’s Senior Fellows. The program announced last week that five students — Julia Marino ’17, Annelise Brinck-Johnsen ’17, Corinne Kasper ’17, Tyné Freeman ’17 and Emmanuel Hui ’17 — have been chosen as the 2016-2017 fellows.