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A 70-year-old woman was killed at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon Tuesday afternoon, prompting an active shooter alert and the evacuation of the hospital. A suspect, the victim’s son, was taken into custody that afternoon and is expected to be arraigned Wednesday morning. The investigation is ongoing, and the hospital has returned to normal operations.
UPDATE: September 12, 8:25 p.m.: Attorney General Gordon MacDonald confirmed that a 70-year-old woman was killed at DHMC today. The suspect in custody is the son of the slain woman. No other patients, visitors or staff were physically injured as a result of the incident.
Dartmouth ranked 11th in the 2018 U.S. News and World Report university rankings released today, showing no change in ranking from last year.
The College’s Good Samaritan policy now covers students impaired by alcohol or other drug use, expanding on its previous policy. The change, in addition to a new drone policy, was announced in a campus-wide email from senior associate dean of student affairs Liz Agosto.
In a campus wide email sent Tuesday, College President Phil Hanlon criticized President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, announced earlier that day.
Joseph Rago ’05, an editorial writer for The Wall Street Journal, has died, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Dartmouth women’s swimming and diving team has been placed on probation after admitting to a violation of the College’s hazing policy.
Biology professor Elizabeth Smith has been appointed as the next dean of the faculty of arts and sciences, College President Phil Hanlon and Provost Carolyn Dever announced in a campus-wide email Wednesday. Native American studies professor N. Bruce Duthu ’80 was nominated for the position in March, but he declined the appointment on May 22 following concerns over his 2013 support of a boycott of Israeli academic institutions.
Elizabeth Wilson has been appointed the inaugural director of the new Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society, College President Phil Hanlon and Provost Carolyn Dever announced Monday. Wilson will also serve as an environmental studies professor at the College and will begin both positions starting in September.
Sociology professor Janice McCabe will serve as the new Allen House professor, following engineering professor Jane Hill’s dismissal as Allen House professor in April.
College President Phil Hanlon personally met with campus leaders last Friday and will meet with members of Kappa Delta Epsilon sorority today to address additional concerns following a week of “disturbing incidents on campus.” In a campus-wide email sent this afternoon, Hanlon emphasized, “sexual assault, gender-based harassment, interpersonal violence and stalking have no place in our community.”
Card access to residence halls will be restricted to residents only after a student received a threatening message as part of an internet scam, according to a campus-wide alert sent Sunday evening. Hanover Police has confirmed that the email sent to the student was a scam, and the student is safe and has been offered support resources from the College, according to the alert, signed by interim Safety and Security director Keysi Montás and associate dean of residential life Mike Wooten.
A laundry bag theft from a residence hall reported to Safety and Security this afternoon has “similarities” to the reported burglary at Kappa Delta Epsilon sorority earlier this week, though at this time there is “no evidence” that the two cases are related, according to a campus-wide email from Safety and Security.
Over 100 Dartmouth students and faculty gathered on the Green in the rain this afternoon to discuss and speak out against sexual violence at the College. The event, called "In Solidarity Against Sexual Violence," was co-organized by Libby Goldman '18 and Leah Alpern '18.
Opportunities for independent creation, the most important of which is simply free time, have become rarer and rarer on college campuses. Dartmouth, like most higher education institutions, would surely like to produce more acclaimed writers, more lauded artists, more successful entrepreneurs and more vaunted musicians. However, the next Donna Tartt or Vampire Weekend is unlikely to come out of institutionalized creativity. Armed with the necessary resources, students will create, not because they are told to, but because they want to.
UPDATED: May 25, 2017 at 11:55 a.m.
UPDATED: May 22, 2017 at 2:38 p.m.
This column was featured in the Green Key 2017 Special Issue: "Awakening."
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As of today, local restaurant Everything But Anchovies has closed permanently, according to EBAs president Maureen Bogosian. EBAs had operated in Hanover for 38 years.