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Government professor Brendan Nyhan’s research has gained new relevance in light of the recent presidential election. After graduating from Swarthmore College with high honors, he ran a fact-checking website for four years before pursuing a Ph.D. in political science at Duke University. His research centers on misinformation in relation to political misperception, and he is a contributor to The Upshot at The New York Times.
On the afternoon of President Donald Trump's inauguration, student demonstrators, on-lookers and counter-demonstrators gathered on the Green in anticipation of a discussion on flag burning.
This week marks the beginning of a series of mini-seminars hosted by the house communities. Each house community will offer several seminars on various topics, such as climate change, emotional intelligence and exploring autobiography through comic books.
Last week, artist Eric Van Hove began his term as this winter’s Montgomery Fellow. His work as a conceptual artist was introduced to the College last year when the Hood Museum bought “V12 Laraki,” a sculpture that is a replica of Mercedes-Benz’s engine. He and several Moroccan artisans constructed the sculpture by hand using dozens of materials. It was put on display last year at the Hopkins Center while Van Hove was an artist-in-residence in the department.
When Student Assembly president Nick Harrington ’17 and vice president Sally Portman ’17 ran for election last spring, they campaigned on a promise to reform student government by democratizing the system.
Due to a combination of rising expenses and flat growth in revenues, in conjunction with the reorganization of the Geisel School of Medicine, the College suffered a financial operating loss of $112 million this last fiscal year, compared to a $15.2 million loss reported the prior year.
According to Dartmouth financial statements, the College reported a $112 million net operating loss in the last fiscal year, partly due to the reorganization of Geisel in 2016.
The dating app BAE, co-founded by Jordan Kunzika ’16 in 2015, has been acquired by the technology company if(we), the parent company of popular dating website Tagged.
After learning that the Winter Carnival Council would not be building the traditional snow sculpture this year, Mercedes de Guardiola ’17 reached out to fellow students to build their own sculpture, saying that she wanted to keep the tradition alive. As of press time, 100 students have expressed interest in helping and several have volunteered to lead the project.
Dartmouth Effective Altruism has a simple premise, says founder James Drain ’17: “Do as much good as possible in the most effective way we can.”
King Arthur Flour will hold its second annual MELT: Grilled Cheese Challenge at its flagship store in Norwich, Vermont this Saturday, Jan. 21.
The Academic Skills Center launched an initiative last week to make student study groups free of charge for all students regardless of financial aid status. Prior to the change, students on financial aid paid an up-front fee of $10 for the term, while those who were not on financial aid paid $30, said Holly Potter, assistant director of Tutor Clearinghouse.
After an unusually warm day, the majority of the snow melted on the Green.
King Arthur Flour employees close up for the day at the Baker-Berry Library location.
The Dartmouth Dining Services food truck, which debuted in October 2016, resumed operations this winter after incorporating major changes to its menu and schedule based on the weather and student feedback this past fall.
Bored at Baker, a messaging board created by Jonathan Pappas – known online by the pseudonym Jae Daemon – that gave Dartmouth students the ability to post and interact anonymously, has been shut down in conjunction with the entire “Bored At” network.
Anthropology professor Nadav Samin arrived at the College in 2014 to teach in the anthropology department. Since then, Samin has taught courses in anthropology, government, history and the Jewish studies program. Samin earned a doctorate in Near Eastern studies from Princeton University, as well as a masters degree in international economics and Middle Eastern studies from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. from New York University. Samin’s book “Of Sand or Soil: Genealogy and Tribal Belonging in Saudi Arabia” was a winner of a 2016 British-Kuwait Friendship Society prize. The work is an examination of the influence of traditional tribal affiliations on modern Saudi society.
After Dartmouth’s first term using the new housing system, house professors feel positive about the past fall’s programming and are hopeful for future events.
During the week leading up to the presidential inauguration, the College will host a series of faculty-led panels discussing the opportunities and risks of a Trump administration. From Jan. 17 to Jan. 20, the day of the presidential inauguration, Dartmouth faculty from the College, the Tuck School of Business, the Geisel School of Medicine and the Thayer School of Engineering will cover topics including domestic governance, terrorism, the potential dismantling of the Affordable Care Act and energy and environmental issues.