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United Way campaign raises $300,224

(01/10/17 7:10am)

This past December, the College concluded its annual Dartmouth United Way campaign, exceeding its goal of raising $275,500 for Granite United Way, a nonprofit organization that operates as a bridge between donors and smaller charities throughout the Upper Valley. The campaign, aimed at raising funds and awareness for service organizations across the state of New Hampshire and Windsor County, Vermont, ran from Oct. 11 to Dec. 15, 2016 and raised $300,224, said co-chair of the 2016 United Way steering committee and executive vice president of the College Rick Mills.

Q&A with music professor William Cheng

(01/10/17 7:00am)

Inspired by his recently diagnosed chronic pain condition, assistant professor of music William Cheng wrote a book about the importance of taking care of ourselves and our communities in our academic and daily lives. “Just Vibrations: The Purpose of Sounding Good” received the 2016 American Musicological Society Philip Brett Award, which honors “exceptional” musicological work in the field of LGBT studies, and was named by the Times Higher Education as a 2016 book of the year. This term, Cheng is teaching music courses on video games and on changing the world through music. The Dartmouth sat down with Cheng to discuss his book and how writing it has changed his personal life and his teaching style.

College admits 26 QuestBridge student finalists

(01/06/17 6:47am)

Twenty-six QuestBridge finalists were accepted to Dartmouth this year through the QuestBridge National College Match and early decision rounds. Of those finalists, 17 were admitted through the QuestBridge Match, accepted finalist Jasmine Butler ’21 said. The 17 students represent a nearly threefold increase from the six QuestBridge finalists matched with the College last year.

Hanlon announces creation of new energy institute

(09/16/16 4:48pm)

College President Phil Hanlon announced the creation of the Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society at the College in an email to campus this morning. The announcement comes a year after Hanlon appointed a task force to analyze the possibility for such an institute’s creation, with the goal of consolidating interdisclipinary resources at the College to solve the world’s most pressing energy problems.