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This year’s Winter Carnival, called “Dartmouth College of Icecraft and Blizzardry: A Magical Winter Carnival,” is packed with Harry Potter-themed events. In addition to the traditional events such as the polar bear plunge, the human dogsled race, the ice sculpture contest and the 99-cent ski day, this year will also feature some new additions.
Members of the Hanover Zoning Board of Adjustment postponed voting on proposed changes to the zoning laws governing student residences at Tuesday’s town meeting. The proposed changes, which could affect the derecognized Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Alpha Delta fraternities, would require student residences, such as fraternities, to be recognized and operated in compliance with the rules of the College. As it stands now, the ordinance states that student residences must be “operated in conjunction with another institutional use,” not the College specifically. The zoning board will reevaluate the proposal on March 7.
With flu season coming around, general trends of the illness are in line with previous years of reporting without any noticeable change in the number of cases in the greater Hanover area, said Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center professor of immunology Richard Enelow.
Monday night, the Roth Center for Jewish Life hosted a lecture called “Security and Freedom in the 21st Century: The Trump Executive Order on Immigration and Refugees.” The lecture featured four guest speakers and gave audience members the opportunity to ask various questions about President Donald Trump’s recent executive order, which calls for a temporary ban on most immigration to the United States from seven Muslim-majority countries.
Over 200 Dartmouth students, faculty and Upper Valley community members participated in the “Main Street March for Human Rights” on Feb. 4.
On Friday in Filene Auditorium, senior political writer for FiveThirtyEight Harry Enten ’11 returned to campus to discuss the successes and downfalls of polling and prediction. The talk, titled “Aftermath: What the 2016 Election Taught Us About Polls, Predictions and American Politics,” and subsequent question and answer session were led by government professor Dean Lacy. Over 200 people, including students and professors, attended.
Marchers gathered on the Green to sing Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land."
College President Phil Hanlon and 47 other college and university presidents sent President Donald Trump a letter on Thursday asking him to “rectify or rescind the recent executive order closing our country’s borders to immigrants and others from seven majority-Muslim countries and to refugees from throughout the world.”
On Jan. 21, the day after Donald Trump took office as the 45th president of the United States, at least 50 Dartmouth students carpooled nearly eight hours to Washington, D.C. to participate in the Women’s March on Washington.
A study investigating the effect of health insurance status on cancer care in different communities was released this past November in the publication “Cancer,” a peer-reviewed oncology journal. Among the authors of the study is Sandra Wong, interim Norris Cotton Cancer Center service line director and vice president and chair of surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
The College is finalizing proposals to convert to a hot water heating system and biomass energy system from the current oil system and steam distribution system. These proposed changes would upgrade the College’s steam distribution system and cogeneration plant to increase both efficiency and sustainability, said Frank Roberts, associate vice president of facilities operations and management.
Professor of microbiology and immunology at the Geisel School of Medicine Ambrose Cheung was recently granted a 2017 Harrington Scholar-Innovator Award from the Harrington Discovery Institute in Cleveland, Ohio. The award helps further the research of scientists whose work has the capacity to improve health outcomes in the United States by supplying drug research assistance.
When Nathan Busam ’17 went to Poland as part of his economics study abroad program, he did not expect people to tell him their life story when he asked them, “How are you?”
Last week, SaveOnEnergy.com, a Texas-based energy consulting firm, ranked Dartmouth 10th in its Green Universities Report. The report listed 25 universities and colleges in the U.S. that “actively prioritize sustainability and reducing their carbon footprint through various on-campus initiatives and community partnerships,” according to a post on the company’s website.
At the Committee of Chairs meeting this Monday, Dartmouth’s Jewish studies program and religion department both released statements protesting the executive order issued by President Donald Trump restricting immigration into the United States at the Committee of Chairs meeting this Monday. The statements call for the U.S. government to overturn the order, which bans entry of citizens from seven countries — Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen — for the next 90 days. The statements also denounce the burdens the order imposes on the functioning of the College in terms of student welfare as well as faculty agency and the ability to conduct scholarship.
The fence that was erected in front of the Collis Center over the 2015 winter interim has curbed jaywalking in the area, but many pedestrian safety issues still remain on campus, said chairman of the Hanover Bike and Pedestrian Committee Bill Young.
Physics professor Marcelo Gleiser has devoted his life to the study of theoretical physics. His discipline has enabled him to study and teach on three different continents, first completing his undergraduate work in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil before graduating from King’s College London with his Ph.D. His postdoctoral work took him to Fermilab, a high-energy particle physics laboratory located right outside of Chicago, Illinois, and finally to the University of California, Santa Barbara. While there, he applied for a faculty job at Dartmouth, where he has been teaching for the last 26 years.
Dartmouth’s Program in Politics and Law recently saw its 10-year grant from the Milton and Miriam Handler Foundation expire, meaning the program is now solely reliant on alumni donations and College funding. The program provides research opportunities and funding for students interested in policy and lawmaking.
On Monday, students and staff attended the “Dartmouth Protect Our Patients Vigil” at the Geisel Medical School’s Kellogg Auditorium. The gathering was one of several organized by Protect Our Patients, an online group of about 2,000 medical school and masters of public health students that advocates for healthcare access for all Americans. The event focused on patient-centered advocacy efforts against the repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, engaging medical students, clinicians and staff in tandem with larger hospital organizations.
UPDATED: January 31, 2017, at 4:20 p.m.