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Seven students announced their candidacy for 2016 Student Assembly president early Saturday afternoon. Joby Bernstein ’17, Sean Cann ’17, Aaron Cheese ’18, Nick Harrington ’17, Ben Packer ’17 and Shiv Sethi ’17 are vying for the role in an unusually crowded field.
Identity, campus racism and Dartmouth’s legacy of slavery were all up for discussion at “Reflections on Race,” a student panel and dinner discussion held Monday night in Dartmouth Hall. The event, organized by Palaeopitus Senior Society and a number of co-sponsoring academic departments and student groups, was attended by over 100 students.
The investigation into the Streeter Hall arson case implicating Vikram Naidu ’18 is still ongoing, with the defendant now set to appear in the 2nd Circuit Court Lebanon Division for a probable cause hearing on May 16 at 10:30 a.m.
Local middle and high school students isolated DNA from strawberries, explored brain cells and made clouds inside cups this past Saturday at the fourth annual Science Day. Approximately 120 local students and close to 80 graduate student volunteers attended the event.
Student Assembly’s Elections and Planning Advisory Committee announced the list of candidates in the 2016 election today in an email to campus. Voting will take place from 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 16 to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 17.
The Office of Greek Life, formerly known as Greek Letter Organizations and Societies, launched “Greek 101” last Monday, a two-week-long series of workshops with titles including “Discipline and Dunkins,” “Fried Rice and Fiscal Responsibility” and “DBI and Dumplings.” The programming that included presentations by the Alcohol Management Program, representatives from the Office of Pluralism and Leadership and undergraduate deans, among many other College staff members. Greek executives, who began their tenure this term, were encouraged to attend the workshops in an effort to familiarize the students with college resources available.
Not all the old traditions fail. Over spring break, Dartmouth students kept one tradition alive by contributing to the age-old process of maple sugaring in the Upper Valley.
New York Times best-selling cookbook author Jane Esselstyn describes her cooking style as “plant-based, baby!” Esselstyn came to Dartmouth this week to discuss this style for what Dartmouth Dining Services has dubbed “Greens Week,” showcasing plant-based diets around the College.
Acclaimed Chinese-American master diversity trainer Lee Mun Wah spent Thursday in Hanover teaching students, faculty and community members how to better understand those who may come from different backgrounds.
Dartmouth's NAACP chapter is petitioning the College for a new graduation requirement that would focus on addressing institutional injustice.
Members of Kappa Delta Epsilon sorority voted almost unanimously to change the theme of its annual invite-only party from Derby to Woodstock on Tuesday evening. This change comes roughly a year after the protest at both Derby and Alpha Chi Alpha’s annual Pigstick party last May, at which around 20 Dartmouth students demonstrated against police brutality toward people of color.
Safety and Security director Harry Kinne sent out a campus-wide e-mail this past Saturday warning students about “criminal attempts to extort money from Dartmouth College students.” The scam involved phone calls in which the caller claims to be an FBI agent and threatens to arrest the student immediately if they hang up, Kinne said.
The upcoming annual election for the Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society, which operates the Co-op Food Stores, has been surrounded by ongoing controversies over the mission, values and overall direction of the organization.
Scot Drysdale, the College’s first computer science professor, taught his final class this past winter, though he will continue to conduct research, serve on department committees and supervise thesis projects until mid-2018.
Dartmouth offered 2,176 acceptances to the Class of 2020, a group that includes the highest ever percentage of students of color. The number of applicants totaled 20,675 — representing less than a 1 percent increase from the Class of 2019 — bringing the 2020 admission rate to 10.5 percent.
Yesterday’s fifth annual Symposium on Sexual Assault, held in Collis Common Ground and hosted by the Student and Presidential Committee on Sexual Assault, aimed to gather feedback on the College’s new sexual violence prevention and education program. The four-year sexual assault education program, implemented under College President Phil Hanlon’s “Moving Dartmouth Forward” initiative, is slated to begin in the fall.
Hopeful Trip leaders and Croo members are not evaluated on their dancing skills, but if accepted to volunteer for Dartmouth Outing Club First-Year Trips, those skills will most likely be used as they welcome freshmen and spend time in the outdoors this coming fall.
History professor Udi Greenberg’s own family history helps to explain why he chose his field of study. His grandparents were refugees from Nazi Germany who fled to South Africa. In the process, his family went from racially persecuted Jews under the Nazis to elite whites under the apartheid regime. His parents, objecting to the racism in South Africa, then left for Israel. Growing up in Israel, Greenberg himself never thought of himself as white, as race was not talked about because people mostly divided themselves by religion, he said.
This past Saturday, students at the College put on their dancing shoes and boogied all night in Dartmouth’s first ever Dance-A-Thon, raising around $2,000 for WISE, the Upper Valley Haven and Project VetCare.
In a sold-out Alumni Hall, the Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network Innovation Center hosted the Dartmouth Entrepreneurs Forum last Friday, a bi-annual conference and startup competition that takes place at Dartmouth in the spring and San Francisco in the fall. This year’s attendance had to be capped at 380 people, in what Jamie Coughlin, director of the DEN, called “a tremendous response” in comparison with last year’s attendance of 312. At the event, there were 32 speakers and two keynotes, as well as 50 contestants in the competition.