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The College’s Committee Advisory to the President’s decision to deny tenure to Aimee Bahng — an English professor who is also affiliated women‘s, gender and sexuality studies, comparative literature and African and African American studies — has been met with criticism from students, faculty and alumni in the Dartmouth community. The decision came in spite of many positive assessments of Bahng by leading scholars in her field and her own departments.
The Senate confirmed Eric Fanning ’90 as the secretary of the United States Army on Tuesday. The appointment makes him the first openly gay secretary of any military branch, as well as the highest-ranking openly gay official at the Pentagon.
Last week, Dartmouth football coach Buddy Teevens ’78 and Karen Kinzle Zegel, mother of Dartmouth alumnus Patrick Risha ’06, testified before the House of Representatives’ energy and commerce committee’s subcommittee on investigations. The committee had convened a panel of expert witnesses to discuss concussions in youth sports — and how they can prevented.
Students and senior administrators discussed the results of the Rankin & Associates October campus climate survey, the sustainability of working groups and the role of the administration at a community forum sponsored by Palaeopitus senior society last night.
Student leaders at the College released a petition on Monday critiquing the administration and urging the Board of Trustees and College administrators to “depart from the realm of student life” and instead focus on fiscal decisions they say will enhance campus intellectual and social climate.
This year, over a dozen seniors have secured national scholarships to pursue further study after commencement.
Barry MacLean ’60 Th ’61 donated $25 million to the Thayer School of Engineering, the largest gift in Thayer’s 149-year history, the school announced on Monday.
Student leaders at the College released a petition on Monday critiquing the administration and urging the Board of Trustees and College administrators to “depart from the realm of student life” and instead focus on fiscal decisions they say will enhance campus intellectual and social climate. As of press time, 528 people have signed the petition.
This Saturday’s Relay for Life raised $23,514.50 for cancer research from 47 teams and 364 participants. The event ran from 6 p.m. Saturday night to 6 a.m. Sunday morning in Leverone Field House and saw an increase of 50 participants compared to last year.
On the first day of a Jewish history course on the Holocaust she taught many years ago, Jewish studies professor Susannah Heschel showed the 30-minute film “Night and Fog” (1955), which includes footage of the Soviets liberating Auschwitz. When the film ended, Heschel said she was taken back when a student angrily demanded that she should have warned the class about the upsetting content of the movie.
This past Saturday, 80 Special Olympics athletes from the Upper Valley put on their swimsuits, jerseys and running shoes to compete from early morning to mid-afternoon in the 2016 Upper Valley Area Summer Games.
Next Thursday, Dartmouth will host the Wetterhahn Symposium in honor of the late Karen Wetterhahn, who died in 1997 and co-founded the Women in Science Program. WISP celebrated its 25th anniversary in April.
Posters that read "You cannot co-opt the movement against state violence to memorialize its perpetrators #blacklivesmatter" were posted over the center board in Collis Center. The left board, reserved by the College Republicans, has copies of the group's letter to College President Phil Hanlon and the Board of Trustees posted to it. Yesterday, the College Republicans Blue Lives Matter display on the reserved board was removed and replaced with Black Lives Matter posters currently on the adjacent board.
Friday morning, a display by the College Republicans in the Collis Center for National Police Week featuring the slogan “Blue Lives Matter” was removed and replaced by Black Lives Matter posters.
Jasbir Puar’s April 30 presentation at a panel sponsored by the Gender Research Institute at Dartmouth remains controversial, both for its content and for attempts to record it.
Hanover residents voted on Tuesday to pass several zoning ordinance amendments that will directly affect construction plans on the west end of campus.
Approximately 21 percent of Dartmouth’s community members have personally experienced exclusionary, offensive or hostile conduct in the past, according to results released last week from the fall campus climate study.
The College’s master of health care delivery science program currently reconnects its students, alumni and staff by offering virtual seminars on a wide variety topics. Starting this year, the program seeks to expand and offer 10 seminars per year to accommodate for a rapidly growing alumni population, MHCDS director and Tuck lecturer Katherine Milligan said.
Around 250 students, faculty, staff and community members attended a town hall yesterday where executive vice president of the College Rick Mills, chief financial officer Mike Wagner, vice provost for academic affairs Denise Anthony and Provost Carolyn Dever spoke about the results of the Dartmouth Community Study and fielded audience questions on diversity, inclusivity and transparency in the tenure process.
While several students in the last two weeks have exhibited symptoms consistent with the mumps, Ann Bracken, director of clinical medical studies at Dartmouth, issued an email statement stating the College has seen no cases of mumps on Wednesday.