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Ever considered keeping a cute chinchilla to show off to your friends? Or wondered whether the streaking traditions like the Ledyard Challenge were not only “totally Dartmouth” but also totally legal as well? Welcome to Dartmouth Mythbusters, where we prove or bust all those burning myths you’ve heard about life at Dartmouth.
So I have to start this column by admitting that for some reason, this week I had no idea what type of dessert I wanted to make. Last week’s apples and honey dessert was obvious, given the start of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. This week, I sadly had no holiday to fall back on when my creative juices failed me. Like the state of California, my creative juices are facing a serious drought. For some reason, all of my usual go-to sources for clever dessert ideas just weren’t helping me. But luckily, my friends came to the rescue this week — I must give credit to Lydie McKenzie ’16, whose idea to make Rice Krispies treats in FoCo turned out so well. How could I have failed to come with something so simple and saliva-inducing on my own?
Brown University:Brown’s Sidney Frank scholarship fund, which helps low-income students graduate from the university without student loan debt, celebrated its 10-year anniversary, the Brown Daily Herald reported. The fund — which was established with a $100 million donation by Sidney E. Frank, an alumnus who left the university after his first year due to financial problems — now supports about 130 students each year.
Columbia University:The Columbia University Marching Band adopted a new sexual assault policy following several alleged sexual assaults among band members, theColumbia Spectator reported. The new policy considers all allegations true and requires action be taken against members accused of sexual assault. Band members said the policy has already been implemented against two alumni band members, who have been prohibited from attending band events.
Cornell University:Cornell’s student assembly freshman representative elections were announcedon Tuesdayafter four candidates were disqualified for violating campaign rules, the Cornell Daily Sun reported. Three candidates violated elections and campus code chalking rules, and the other violated a campaign ethics policies.
Harvard University:Eight winners of the W.E.B. Du Bois Medals, Harvard’s highest honor in African and African American studies, were celebratedTuesdayfor their contributions to African American culture, The Crimson reported. The winners included “12 Years a Slave”filmmaker Steve McQueen, television producer and writer Shonda Rhimes ’91, Miramax founder Harvey Weinstein and talk-show host Oprah Winfrey.
Princeton University:Two Princeton students were relocated to new housing when inspectors found bedbugs crawling in their Forbes College one-room double last week, the Daily Princetonian reported, noting that the residential college saw bedbugs in April and in September 2013. The university uses heat treatment to eliminate bedbugs. These bedbugs were the first found at Princeton this academic year.
University of Pennsylvania:Penn administrators have proposed a new office that would focus solely on sexual misconduct cases, the Daily Pennsylvanian reported. Currently, these cases are handled by the Office of Student Conduct. The proposal also includes plans to hire a sexual violence investigative officer experienced in Title IX cases to lead the new office.
Yale University:Yale will host its annual sustainability week next week to promote the university’s sustainability strategic plan, a three-year initiative announced last fall, the Yale Daily News reported. The week will include more than 40 events.
I spent this summer on the Dartmouth Outing Club’s Cabin and Trail Crew. It was a summer filled withstimulating intellectual conversations, crack (this, NOTthis), shenanigans and lots of manual labor. I injured my shoulder while doing work during the third week and got put on the injured-squad of cabin crew. This meant that I spent the next seven weeks traveling from cabin to cabin chopping wood, cleaning and dealing with moremouse poopthan I ever care to see again. Through this summer I discovered what, in my opinion, is the most under-utilized resource Dartmouth has to offer —beautifully maintainedcabins all over the wilderness of New Hampshire. Here is a guide to the best that each cabin has to offer, as well as how to rent a cabin.
Sept. 26, 3:12 p.m., North Main Street: Safetyand Security officers responded to a motor vehicle accident on North Main Street. A member of the Class of 2016 was riding her bicycle, attempted to cross the road and struck the side of a passing pick-up truck. No one was injured.
Check out part one here.
Those of you who weren’t on campus in the summer may have noticed an extra dose of cute in Hanover – the Howe Library installed two Little Free Libraries over 14X. These structures invite passersby to “Take a book, leave a book,” offering a small break from a hectic day. The first Little Free Library was unveiled in front of Hanover’s Town Hall on Aug, 11 and the second, between the Hanover Inn and the Hop, was installed earlier this month.
The number of adjective phrases I could use to describe Beach Day and their sophomore album “Native Echoes” is a little ridiculous. They’re sweetened punk-infused ’60s garage surf rock for a start, and their infectious sound is perfect for anyone who likes their beach days to end in huge, salty hair and late night burger runs. On the flipside, the album, while easy listening, can tend toward being a little too easy to forget.
This past week, I went on a hunt around the six freshman dorm clusters — the River, McLaughlin, East Wheelock, Fahey-McLane, Choates and Russell Sage — for the ultimate prize every undergraduate advisor dreams of winning:
It is an exciting time of year for Jewish people everywhere — the High Holidays, or High Holy Days as some call it, are upon us. September 25 is New Year’s Day on the Jewish calendar, which runs with the changing phases of the moon. Next week will see the Day of Repentance, or Yom Kippur, which concludes the High Holidays saga of sorts. Both holidays are extremely important in Judaism, and therefore this week’s FoCo dessert ought to be important, too.
Anyone walking down Main Streeton Wednesdaymust have noticed the huge line extending from the door of Boloco, the chain restaurant specializing in burritos that are either better than or almost as good as Chipotle’s, depending on who you ask. One thing that’s undeniably better than Chipotle, however, is Free Burrito Day, the source of the almost 20-minute wait.
As I was filling out my housing application for my freshman year at Dartmouth, a number of questions came into my head – do I want a double or a triple, am I neat or messy and is there any way to manipulate my application so that I avoid the River? But the biggest question of all I had was, what is a living learning community?
This fall, the Hopkins Center for the Arts calendar is full of great movies for all tastes – perhaps too many. To help you out, here are my recommendations for the ones you can’t miss.
Sept. 19, 11:30 p.m., Chi Gamma Epsilon fraternity:Dartmouth Emergency Medical Services responded to a report of an intoxicated and disorderly male. The individual was evaluated and transported to Dick’s House, where he was admitted for the night.
On a week-long break in Hanover while hiking the Appalachian Trail, this hiker (trail name Tootsie Roll) and his kitten Duncan (trail name Owl Pellet) have been spotted around campus. Owl Pellet has been hiking the trail on his owner’s back for 10 weeks, starting when he was only two weeks old. He sleeps in the tent at night and sits on his owner’s shoulders while hiking, and has only had one accident. Everyone makes mistakes though, Owl Pellet. Everyone has those days.
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Oh, the pleasure of getting an off-campus meal!