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In an email to campus last Thursday morning, director of Safety and Security Harry Kinne announced the ban of self-balancing scooters — commonly known as hoverboards. The ban prohibits their use, possession or storage on campus and other Dartmouth owned properties.
An unseasonably warm winter followed by a sharp drop in temperatures over the weekend did little to slow down Winter Carnival festivities. Classic events like the polar bear swim and the human dog-sled race went on with some modifications, while Safety and Security director Harry Kinne said that the department received 52 incident reports during Winter Carnival weekend.
When Thomas Rover ’16 heard that there would be no snow sculpture built for his last Winter Carnival, he said he was devastated. Last Thursday night, Rover and a group of about 30 other students took it upon themselves to build a “rogue” snow sculpture of the Cat in the Hat’s red and white headpiece on the Green.
On Feb. 26, Dartmouth students will gather in Baker-Berry Library at 8 p.m. to attend Founders’ Day, where they will get sorted into their respective housing communities. The library will be separated into sections for each house community and students will break off into receptions to meet the other members of their new communities.
On Tuesday Feb. 16, the College’s fourth DartmouthX course will launch officially on edX, welcoming more than 2,000 students into the classroom of “The American Renaissance: Classic Literature of the 19th Century.” Following the launch, five new DartmouthX courses will be created throughout 2016 and 2017: “Question Reality! Physics, Philosophy and the Limits of Knowledge,” “Free Will, Attention, Top-Down Causation and Consciousness in the Brain,” “John Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost’,” “Materials in Gear” and “Complementary and Alternative Medicine.”
The Thayer Board of Overseers has elected two new members, Andy Silvernail ’94 and Catherine Sellman ’93. The will each serve a three-and-a-half year term.
Reyad Allie ’11 was recently named one of Forbes 30 Under 30 in consumer tech for his work as a global threat analyst at Uber. The Dartmouth spoke with Allie about his time at Uber and how his experience at the College has effected his career.
Last night at the Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network Innovation Center, director of entrepreneurship and DEN Jamie Coughlin gave a lecture on venture formation as part of DEN’s six-week “Six to Start Startup Bootcamp.” The program aims to educate students, faculty, alumni and community members interested in entrepreneurship and start-ups, featuring workshops that address various business-related topics.
Last night, students, professors and members of the Hanover community gathered for a panel in Filene Auditorium that focused on the future of the 2016 presidential race following the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primary. Government professors Linda Fowler, Joseph Bafumi and Dean Lacy discussed the concept of gender, experience and electability in relation to the presidential race in their discussion mediated by Ronald Shaiko, associate director of the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy.
Strict height and boundary regulations set by the town of Hanover usually limit the scope of new construction projects. For a new parking garage slated for the western side of campus, the College is pushing back on these regulations.
When the College announced Lee Coffin as the new vice provost for enrollment and dean of admissions and financial aid last week, Coffin — a first-generation college student — said he called his father and thanked him for the sacrifices his parents made to allow him to go to college.
The New Hampshire Senate unanimously passed three bills on Feb. 4 to address drug problems within the state. The bills allocated $5.5 million to establish drug courts statewide, provide grants for law enforcement and upgrade the state’s prescription drug monitoring program. A legislative task force recommended these changes designed to address the state’s drug crisis.
Bloomberg Businessweek journalist Paul Barrett came to Dartmouth this week to talk about his new book on the legal battle over oil in the rainforest. The Dartmouth sat down with him to talk about “Law of the Jungle” (2014) and his experience reporting.
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump are the winners of yesterday’s New Hampshire primary election. Republican presidential candidate John Kasich and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton placed second in their respective races.
Last Wednesday, College President Phil Hanlon and Provost Carolyn Dever announced the creation of three working groups that will tackle issues of diversity and inclusivity at the College.
Dartmouth fell out of the R1 category, a group of 115 doctoral universities with the “highest research activity,” in the most recent report released by Carnegie Classifications of Institutions of Higher Education on Feb. 1. The College is now part of the R2 group of “higher research activity” institutions.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity has been suspended by its national organization for a minimum of five years for violations of health and safety regulations as well as a failure to comply with the national organization’s standards, according to a statement released by SAE national executive director of communications Brandon Weghorst. Members of the chapter at the College have also been suspended indefinitely from SAE national.
Last Thursday, the College suspended the Tabard gender-inclusive fraternity for three terms after the house admitted to violations of the College’s hazing, alcohol and recruiting policies, college spokesperson Diana Lawrence said. Following their period of suspension, the house will be placed on probation until the end of 2017, she said.
From approximately 7:30 p.m. on Saturday night to approximately 1:45 a.m. Sunday morning, parts of the College campus and the town of Hanover suffered a power outage. The blackout was concentrated around the central area of campus, including all buildings around the Green, the Class of 1953 Commons, Massachusetts Row as well as southern and eastern parts of campus. The Choates cluster also lost power as well as some restaurants and stores in downtown Hanover.
A College tradition since 1925, the snow sculpture will not return to the Green for this year’s Winter Carnival, director of the Collis Center, which oversees the Winter Carnival committee, Anna Hall said. The decision was reached right after the winter interim. She added that events such as the dogsled race and polar bear plunge are dependent on next week’s weather.