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Biology professor Hannah ter Hofstede led a team of researchers through Panama this past summer in order to learn more about the process of evolution by examining the katydid species. Katydids are predominantly nocturnal insects related to crickets, famous for their unique mating calls. “One reason to do this kind of work in the tropics is that there is so much diversity,” ter Hofstede said.
This fall, Dartmouth’s Society of Fellows welcomed seven new postdoctoral fellows to campus. Having recently earned their Ph.D.s in various disciplines across the arts and sciences, they will now spend three years at Dartmouth continuing their scholarship and teaching.Dartmouth’s Society of Fellows is modeled after similar societies that exist at other institutions, including Harvard University and Princeton University.
Government and quantitative social science professor Sean Westwood specializes in political partisanship and representation.
The College is in the final stages of considering a proposal to restructure the Asian and Middle Eastern Studies program and Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures department, separating Asian studies and Middle Eastern studies.
Researchers in various fields of science from the College, the University of New Hampshire and the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies are joining forces in a three-year research project on the prevalence of blooms in bacteria of lakes in Maine, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont.
The total number of security reports and arrests during this year’s Homecoming weekend decreased significantly from 2016, which both interim director of Safety and Security Keysi Montás and Hanover Police captain Mark Bodanza attributed to increased security measures during the bonfire, including a fence around the fire itself. From Thursday through Sunday, Safety and Security responded to 30 incidents, down from 42 last year and 66 in 2015.
Beginning next fall, Dartmouth’s graduate program in quantitative biomedical sciences will offer a new master’s degree program in health data science.
Carlos Polanco ’21, known by some at Dartmouth as one of the students who wrote a letter to University of Virginia’s Class of 2021 following the Charlottesville protests, was named National Youth of the Year by the Boys and Girls Clubs of America on Sept.
This Tuesday, the application for the new course Engineering Sciences 15, “Senior Design Challenge” went live on its website.
The Gender Research Institute at Dartmouth has been closed, according to GRID director Annabel Martín.
The newly-constructed Moosilauke Ravine Lodge will be dedicated this Saturday, Oct. 14 at 10 a.m.
Three weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, Puerto Rican students at Dartmouth are frustrated by the response from both the College and the federal government.
In the fiscal year ending on June 30, the College received more than $285.6 million in donations and commitments, a 10.4 percent decrease from last year’s record-setting total of $318.8 million.
In a campus-wide email sent Tuesday morning, College President Phil Hanlon announced that Provost Carolyn Dever will step down as provost at the end of the fall term on Nov.
Propelled by a 14.6 percent growth in investment gains, Dartmouth’s endowment has increased to $4.96 billion — the highest it has ever been, the College announced last month.
On Monday evening, 22 students from the Class of 2018 were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, while nine students from the Class of 2019 were awarded the Phi Beta Kappa Sophomore Prize.
A working group regarding the sustainability of Dartmouth’s food systems is being established in the coming weeks, a step which aligns with the goals established by College President Phil Hanlon in his April 2017 pledge to move Dartmouth toward a low-carbon future.
Professor of business administration Daniel Feiler’s paper, “Good Choice, Bad Judgment: How Choice Under Uncertainty Generates Overoptimism,” will be published in Psychosocial Science later this fall.
The College plans to appeal a Grafton Superior Court decision from Sept. 21, which denied the College’s initial appeal regarding a denial for a new indoor practice facility.
If asked about Dartmouth’s reputation as a small college, many students and alumni will coyly repeat Daniel Webster’s famous 1819 quote: “It is, Sir, as I have said, a small college.