Timothy Connor


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Administrators answer student questions surrounding the implementation of “Moving Dartmouth Forward.”

Admins answer student questions in “MDF” panel

Student Assembly, Palaeopitus senior society and the Office of the President hosted a “Moving Dartmouth Forward” town meeting last night in Filene Auditorium, during which a panel composed of College President Phil Hanlon, Interim Dean of the College Inge-Lise Ameer, Provost Carolyn Dever and Dean of the Faculty Michael Mastanduno answered questions from facilitators and audience members about the plan’s five major initiatives.


Economics professor Nina Pavcnik gave a lecture on international trade in developing economies.

Pavcnik discusses international trade, labor

Growing up in the former Yugoslavia in riverside town on the Italian border — what is now Solkan, Slovenia — economics professor Nina Pavcnik remembers shopping trips across the border to buy jeans and foods that were unavailable due to strict laws imposed by the nation’s trade regime.


Senate education report advocated reducing higher ed. regulations

The Senate Task Force on Federal Regulation of Higher Education presented a report to Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., on Thursday that suggests streamlining existing regulations on American colleges and universities by simplifying and removing burdensome policies.


Five chosen for MDF external review panel

An external review panel composed of five members will be tasked with evaluating the progress of the “Moving Dartmouth Forward” plan as it is implemented, the College announced on Monday.


Fewer students applying to law schools nationally

As the number of law school applicants across the country continues its historic decline, law schools appear to be lowering the bar in terms of required standardized test scores among applicants, according to a study conducted by University of St. Thomas School of Law professor Jerry Organ published at the end of last year.


Ready for Hillary preparing for New Hampshire

Ready for Hillary, the leading super PAC that has been raising money in anticipation of a Hillary Clinton presidential run, will be hosting a Hanover area organizing meeting tonight, an event that marks the first major initiative of the organization in Hanover in the early stages of the 2016 election cycle. While there are not any Republican super PACs mobilizing in New Hampshire that are as prominent as Ready for Hillary, potential GOP presidential candidates have already begun to eye New Hampshire as an opportune place to start exploring the prospect of candidacy.


Obama discusses higher education

President Obama delivered his sixth and penultimate State of the Union address on Tuesday night, in which he called for a focus on middle-class economics and outlined his plans for the final years of his administration.


Community college proposal unlikely to affect Dartmouth

President Obama’s proposal to provide federal funding to make the first two years of community college free for students nationwide, announced last Friday, could have significant implications for students in Vermont and New Hampshire, where annual tuition for community colleges are some of the highest in the nation.


NLRB union decision unlikely to affect Dartmouth

The National Labor Relations Board asserted the right of non-tenured faculty members at private colleges to collectively bargain and unionize in a December ruling, rejecting claims by Pacific Lutheran University that its faculty occupies managerial positions. The ruling is unlikely to affect proceedings at Dartmouth, dean of the faculty of arts and sciences Michael Mastanduno said.


Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, spoke to students Sunday night.

Perry talks midterms success

Arriving to the tune of “Deep in the Heart of Texas,” Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, spoke under the Texas flag about U.S. border security, energy initiatives and foreign policy to an audience of more than 100 people in Wilder Hall Sunday night. Several students raised explicit questions concerning Perry’s stance on homosexuality.