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May 20, 2024 | Latest Issue
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Editorial Policy

The Dartmouth welcomes all contributions, which can be delivered to the Editor preferably via e-mail to and/or Submissions may also be sent via mail to The Dartmouth, 6175 Robinson Hall, Hanover, NH 03755 or delivered in person to 221 Robinson Hall.

All submissions become property of The Dartmouth. Because The Dartmouth receives more letters and columns than available space can accommodate, not all submissions can be acknowledged or printed.

Letters to the Editor should be a maximum of 300 words long and respond to a prior article published in The Dartmouth. Guest columns should be a maximum of 1000 words long and bring up a new topic rather than respond to a prior article. Both Letters to the Editor and guest columns must observe formal rules of spelling and grammar and include the name, location and contact information of the author. All factual claims must be backed up by credible, appropriate sources. The sources must be included with the submission, usually in the form of a link. The Dartmouth cannot publish letters or columns that make unsubstantiated factual claims and reserves the right to edit all material.

An editorial column that appears without a byline during Fall, Winter or Spring term represents the views of The Dartmouth. An editorial that appears without a byline during the summer reflects the views of the Summer term directorate. Any other column, letter or cartoon is the work of the attributed author and does not necessarily represent the views or opinions of The Dartmouth.

Comments Policy

The Dartmouth welcomes comments from readers on You can find answers to frequently asked questions about commenting below.

How do I submit a comment?

Comments may be submitted using Facebook at the end of each article.

What kind of comments should I post?

The Dartmouth is looking for comments that further discussion on a given article or subject, or that provide constructive criticism. The Dartmouth will not allow comments that are off-topic or that contain vulgarity, inappropriate language or ad hominem attacks. The Dartmouth reserves the right to remove any comment at any time.

Is commenting allowed on all articles?

The Dartmouth reserves the right to disable commenting on any article.

Should I post new information about a breaking news story? What if I see an error in a blog post or article? What is the best way to suggest a correction?

The best way to contact The Dartmouth about any of these issues is to e-mail

Ethics Policy

For our editorial ethics code, click here.

Privacy Policy

Information Collection collects only two types of information from you when you visit this website. The first is the standard information that your browser provides to all websites you visit, including your internet IP address, the IP address of your service provider, the date and time of your visit and sometimes what type of browser you are using. compiles anonymous usage statistics (i.e. to find out how many visitors we get per day) using this information. The Dartmouth Online cannot determine your actual identity through this information, nor would we if it was possible. Our individual access logs are not shared with any person or organization outside of The Dartmouth.

The second type of information we gather is information provided when you sign up for a web account on This information is kept strictly confidential and, again, is not shared with any person or organization whatsoever outside of The Dartmouth.


When you log into your account, places a cookie on your computer containing an ID number that identifies you to our website for the duration of your visit. Without this number, we would be unable to keep track of your login. This cookie does not store any of the personal information you provided, and will use it only for the purpose of keeping you logged in while you visit our site.


The Dartmouth is not responsible for any information you provide to advertising companies by viewing or clicking on the advertisements that run on our pages.

Copyright Notice

The Dartmouth is published by The Dartmouth, Inc., an independent, non-profit corporation chartered in the state of New Hampshire.

For any content that an author or artist submits and that The Dartmouth agrees to publish, the author or artist grants The Dartmouth a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide and exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish and create derivative works from such content.

All material is Copyright © 1993-2021 by The Dartmouth, Inc. All rights reserved. This publication or portions thereof may not be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the Publisher of The Dartmouth.

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