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Think of presidential campaign field offices and one likely pictures phones ringing off the hook, harried staffers plotting campaign strategy and volunteers stuffing envelopes or calling for donations.
But on a recent Saturday, the Democratic candidates' local offices were far from hectic.
In Lebanon, Connecticut Sen.
There's no doubt about it -- it's crunch time for everyone in politics, including journalists covering the seven Democrats competing for the highest office in the land.
Every reputable media outlet has its political reporters working full-time on election 2004.
The Panhellenic Council reported a slump in total sorority rush numbers and an increase in dropouts for this year's winter rush.
Overall bid numbers were unavailable Thursday, but Panhell did not offer bids to several women who went through the rush process.
Panhell officials said the overall process, however, transpired smoothly and successfully.
Panhell attributed the smaller number of women pledging to a smaller 2006 class.
"I think that it's a product of the '05 class being bigger than any other class at Dartmouth.
The 2004 Democratic presidential candidates will file into Moore Auditorium Sunday to spend the afternoon discussing issues critical to women.
College officials have confirmed that as of Thursday night, Wesley Clark and Joe Lieberman will definitely be in attendance, and John Edwards has expressed that it is very probable he will attend.
After being lampooned on late-night television for his caucus night speech to Iowa supporters, former Vermont Gov.
After a surprise second-place finish in Monday's Iowa caucuses, Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards hosted a well-attended town hall meeting at the Top of the Hop Thursday afternoon.
The North Carolina senator's stump speech criticized the existence of what he called "two Americas," with respect to income-based disparities in health care, education and taxes.
Though few people on campus use the services of telephone operators, those that do dial "0" frequently are being greeted by a new voice this term -- that of a computer.
Over winter break, the College installed a new "automated voice-recognition answering system" to answer all intra-campus calls and to provide service for off-campus calls made after human operators have gone home.
The service, called IntelliSpeech, utilizes voice-recognition software to direct calls to the appropriate party.
In the wake of Howard Dean's plunge in polls following his third-place finish in the Iowa caucuses and animated concession speech afterward, many New Hampshire residents are rethinking their vote in Tuesday's primary.
Presidential hopeful John Kerry gave a harsh response to Republican criticism that he was unpatriotic in speaking out against the war in Iraq during a speech Saturday afternoon in Cook Auditorium.
"I'm not gonna let Tom DeLay and the rest of [the Republican-led Congress] define patriotism for Democrats and for America when they are leaving countless numbers of veterans waiting months to see a doctor for the first time," Kerry said.
The Bush administration's reliance on military prowess in international affairs is inconsistent with its neglect for army veterans, Kerry said.
Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman and Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich stood out for their prior experience but failed to differentiate themselves on many issues, argued students who attended Lifetime Television's "Every Woman Counts" panel in Moore Theatre Sunday.
Much of the debate focused on domestic violence against women, yet the candidates weren't able to distinguish themselves on this issue, student attendees said.
Presidential candidates Howard Dean, Joe Lieberman and Dennis Kucinich filed into Moore Theatre Sunday afternoon to agree on several points -- most notably, that the Bush administration has kept women from reaching equality on an array of levels.
Speaking at a forum sponsored by Lifetime Television and ABC's "Good Morning America," the candidates found little to argue on, and instead took time to tout their individual accomplishments in elected office.
Dean was accompanied to the event by his wife, physician Judith Steinberg Dean, and Lieberman came with his wife, Hadassah.
Kucinich, twice-divorced, is currently unattached.
Dean, Lieberman and Kucinich answered questions posed by the event's moderator, ABC's Claire Shipman, who gave each of them a few minutes to address women -- a demographic comprising a large proportion of the Democratic base and 52 percent of voters in the 2000 election.
The floor was then opened to topics selected and approved before the start of the debate.
Dean stressed the importance of an education component in early childcare, as well as the significance of providing affordable daycare as means for keeping women in the workplace.
Lieberman, in one of his many criticisms against the current administration, condemned President Bush for the state of the Headstart program and for "turning his back" on the lower and middle class.
In a political world where it's hard to say where anybody stands on anything, one can always count on pundits Tucker Carlson and Paul Begala to tell people -- and each other -- exactly what they think.
Sharp increase in withdrawals surprises sororities
Democracy is possible in the Muslim world, a member of Jordan's royal family told an audience of students and community members Monday afternoon.
Jordan's Prince El Hassan bin Talal said communication and "a new humanitarian order" were necessary for establishing democracy in his speech, "Can Democracy Take Root in the Muslim World?"
Hassan said that many aspects of democracy are compatible with Muslim beliefs, including the equality of all human beings.
"Muslims are called by the Koran to observe the variety of God's creation as a sign of God's creativity," Hassan said.
One obstacle in the path to democracy is communication.
Clark is second, Kerry, third and Edwards, fourth
Kerry, Dean neck-and-neck in some polls, others fight for 3rd
Brendan Gilligan '04, described by his friends as an intense, brilliant and eager individual, recently committed suicide by jumping off a bridge near his home in California.
Gilligan transferred to Dartmouth as a sophomore after spending his freshman year at Claremont-McKenna College.
Cards would outline privileges as Hanover town residents
Hanover High School was abuzz today for 12 long hours as campaign workers made last-minute efforts to sway voters heading into the polls.
Dartmouth students formed a visible presence among both campaigners and voters.
Students held campaign signs and ferried to and from the polls at Hanover High School during the day Tuesday, but by 8 p.m., a lull had swept the campus.