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It was a tough weekend on the road for the Big Green. Currently sitting at seventh in the Eastern College Athletic Conference standings after the weekend, Dartmouth fell 7-1 to sixth-place Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on Friday evening and ninth-place Union College 4-3 on Saturday.
The Big Green struggled to shoot at home on Friday and Saturday, allowing Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania to run away with scores of 66-34 and 66-33, respectively. Dartmouth made just 27 of 110 shots overall and shot seven of 39 from beyond the arc between the two losses.
Poor shooting by the Big Green played a role in the team’s sixth and seventh consecutive loss at Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania. Dartmouth lost to Princeton (9-8, 4-0 Ivy) on Friday by a score of 66-44. On Saturday night, the team lost to Penn (10-7, 2-2 Ivy) in a 54-46 effort.
Last weekend both Dartmouth swimming and diving teams defeated the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the Tate Ramsden Invitational, their last home meet of the season. The men finished with a score of 187.5 to UMass’s 142.5, while the women won 189-136.
Campus was abuzz last week as this year’s winter rush recruitment cycle concluded, with 112 women receiving bids from sororities. The total number of bids extended was roughly similar to last winter, when 117 women received bids, and 2018, when 116 women received bids.
Just this month came the announcement that Jewel of India, a restaurant that has stood as a Hanover landmark for the past 28 years, will close by the end of June. The restaurant, which operates out of a Dartmouth-owned building, is one of many Hanover businesses that have closed in recent years.
The woman sitting next to me at the nail salon on a sunny January morning extended her french-tipped fingers to be massaged as we engaged in that timeworn ritual of womanhood: chatting with the stranger sitting next to you at the beauty parlor.
At the Hanover Selectboard meeting on Monday, a group of town residents introduced a proposed draft of a “Welcoming Hanover Ordinance” to prevent local law enforcement from enforcing immigration law — which would make Hanover similar to a “sanctuary city.” Dozens of community members, including a large portion of Dartmouth students, attended the meeting to voice support for the proposal.
Civil rights attorney and ordained minister Rev. Cornell William Brooks is a professor at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, the director of the William Monroe Trotter Collaborative for Social Justice at the Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership, a visiting professor at Harvard Divinity School and a former president of the NAACP. He visited Dartmouth last weekend as the keynote speaker at the Tucker Center Martin Luther King Multifaith Celebration. The Dartmouth sat down with Brooks to learn more about his past experiences, advice for student activists and perceptions about the civil rights movement today.
A federal judge on Wednesday granted preliminary approval of a $14-million settlement in the class action sexual misconduct lawsuit against Dartmouth brought by nine former students who claim the College turned a blind eye to years of allegations against three former psychological and brain sciences professors.
Brian Austin, the longtime executive associate director of athletics for varsity sports, died of cancer Monday evening. He was 59.
Is Big Brother watching you? Probably not at Dartmouth.
On Monday morning, community members, students and a group of panelists including Rep. Ann Kuster ’78 (D-NH) convened at Hanover’s Town Hall to discuss the town’s “Ready for 100” action campaign. During the event, panelists and community members showed support for the town’s renewable energy plans and discussed the progress of the initiative, while some attendees also voiced criticism of College’s proposed biomass heating plant.
Months before the Class of 2024 arrives on campus, preparations for the Dartmouth Outing Club’s First-Year Trips program are well underway. Yesterday, Trips director Kellen Appleton ’20 and associate director Jake Klein ’20 announced the group of students who will form the directorate to oversee this year’s iteration of Trips.
The College’s 110th annual Winter Carnival, based on the theme “A Blizzard of Unbelievable Beasts,” will begin next Thursday. While the celebration has not yet begun, its preparations are visible on campus — namely with the large wooden scaffolding of the traditional snow sculpture in the center of the Green.
Dartmouth women’s basketball traveled to Cambridge, MA last weekend to play Harvard University but was unable to claim the victory, falling 64-49. Dartmouth beat Harvard in Hanover on Jan. 11 in the team’s Ivy League opener, but this loss brings it to 7-8 (1-1 Ivy League). The Big Green is now 3-8 out of its last 11 games against Harvard, and the loss extends Dartmouth’s road game losing streak to four games.
Re: “Dartmouth majors yield wide range of salaries, per federal data” (Jan. 21, 2020): The Dartmouth’s Jan. 21 analysis of the correlation between undergraduate majors and post-graduate salaries could have told a bigger story.