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Freshmen start club to promote political discourse

When the College Republicans welcomed conservative commentator David Horowitz to campus last fall, his talk prompted strong responses from partisan identities at the College. William Reicher ’22 and Vlado Vojdanovski ’22 said they noticed a lack of engagement between disparate political views, inspiring them to create the Dartmouth Political Union — a non-partisan group committed to fostering political discourse.


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Clubhouse attracts 150 student attendees

Alternative social spaces diversify the range of activities available to Dartmouth students. This past Friday, the house communities and Palaeopitus senior society partnered to host Clubhouse, an alternative social event that was introduced at the College last year. The 150 students who swiped into the event at House Center A, commonly known as the Onion, enjoyed free food, massage therapy and student performances by DJ Fresh Prince and the Brovertones. Alcohol was also available for attendees aged 21 and over.


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Still North Books & Bar to open in Hanover

Last year, Hanover’s downtown retail scene and identity as a college town were imperiled as Hanover lost its only two new books retailers. After 146 years of business, the Dartmouth Bookstore announced its imminent closure in September, prompting responses from students, faculty and community members. At the end of 2018, Wheelock Books closed its doors after 26 years in operation. Now, a Dartmouth alumna plans not only to fill the void, but also to reinvigorate the book-buying experience in Hanover. 


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Senior Design Challenge faculty receive award

On Jan. 15, the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning announced that design thinking lecturer Eugene Korsunskiy and Thayer School of Engineering professor Peter Robbie won the 2018 Apgar Award for Innovation in Teaching for their “Senior Design Challenge” course. The new two-term course, Engineering 15.02, “Senior Design Challenge,” provides students with the opportunity to create solutions to real world issues, forge connections in industry and hone professional skills.



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Kevin Figgins Jr. '16 known for conviviality

A supportive, altruistic friend and community member, Kevin Figgins Jr. ’16 brightened every room he entered. “[Figgins] was an exuberantly warm person with [a] seemingly limitless depth of concern for people around him,” First Year Student Enrichment Program director Jay Davis said.




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Neukom Institute hosts inaugural award ceremony

On Monday, the College’s Neukom Institute for Computational Science hosted an inaugural award ceremony and panel discussion for the recipients of the 2018 Neukom Literary Arts Award in Speculative Fiction.