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Last Thursday sees The Pitch in its sixth year

Dartmouth community members had the opportunity to showcase their business savvy and creativity last Thursday. Now in its sixth year, The Pitch, an entrepreneurship competition, was held on Feb. 21 in Filene Auditorium, attracting around 100 audience members. Twelve teams each delivered two-minute presentations to a panel of judges, which was comprised of two representatives each from the DALI Lab and the Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship. Any Dartmouth-affiliated individual — undergraduates, graduate students, faculty and staff — is eligible to participate in The Pitch.  



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Courtyard Café to make Green2Go mandatory

The last disposable to-go container “walked out” of the Courtyard Café on Feb. 3. Starting Monday, anyone ordering something to-go at the Courtyard Café grill station will be required to buy a reusable Green2Go container. 





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Students travel to South America and India during winterim

As most Dartmouth students finished exams and began their winter break, three classes reconvened after Thanksgiving to travel abroad for the culminating experiences of their fall term courses. Economics 70, “Macroeconomics Policy in Latin America,” traveled to Argentina and Chile, Public Policy 85, “Topics in Global Policy Leadership,” went to Colombia and Biology 70, “Biologic Lessons of the Eye,” visited India. Students were accepted into each course based on an application explaining why they wanted to be in the class and how it related to their course of study.


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Researchers use the Bible to translate text

Dartmouth computer science researchers studying text translators recently turned to an unlikely source to gather data: the Bible. The purpose of the team’s research was to create a highly trained algorithm that can read text written in one style and re-write the text in a different style with the same meaning.


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Calloway among National Book Award finalists

History and Native American studies professor Colin Calloway’s book “The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation” is among four other finalists for the 2018 National Book Awards in nonfiction. The National Book Foundation awards the prizes to recognize outstanding literary work published within the last year. The results for the nonfiction award — along with awards for fiction, poetry, translated literature and young people’s literature — will be announced on Nov.