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As Dartmouth students finish their virtual spring terms, many are looking to other colleges for information about how and if they will conduct their fall terms. While the College has yet to offer specific guidance on the fall, College President Phil Hanlon and Provost Joseph Helble announced on May 4 that a final decision regarding fall term will be made by June 29.
Before Jake Tapper ’91 became host of CNN’s “The Lead” and “State of the Union” and one of the nation’s most respected political correspondents, he got his start as a cartoonist for The Dartmouth. In an interview with The Dartmouth, Tapper discussed the COVID-19 pandemic and the current state of journalism in the U.S.
Over the past few weeks, Dartmouth sororities and the Inter-Sorority Council have begun examining how their bylaws include or exclude non-binary students. As of now, non-binary and gender non-conforming potential new members interested in joining sororities would have to visit all eight houses during formal rush — a requirement for all PNMs — despite some house bylaws potentially restricting them from joining.
Updated May 14, 2020 at 1:55 p.m.
The United States Department of Education released new Title IX guidelines last week that Dartmouth’s Title IX office said “significantly changes the definition and scope of prohibited conduct” and the adjudication process for sexual harassment claims.
Students have elected Cait McGovern ’21 and Jonathan Briffault ’21 as their Student Assembly president and vice president, respectively. The McGovern-Briffault ticket ran a campaign focused on student wellness, administrative transparency and student engagement.
On Saturday, this year’s candidates for Student Assembly president and vice president went head to head in a live Zoom debate to vie for students’ votes. Olivia Audsley ’21 and Cait McGovern ’21 are running for SA president, with María Teresa Hidalgo ’22 and Jonathan Briffault ’21 running for vice president as Audsley and McGovern’s running mates, respectively.
Hanover gelateria Morano Gelato announced Friday that it has permanently closed due to “economic hardships” amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a press statement from owner Morgan Morano.
Nearly 2,000 students accepted to the Class of 2024 must decide by today whether to spend their next four years at Dartmouth. With social distancing orders making campus tours challenging and the possibility of a remote fall term lurking, prospective students face uncertainty.
Now that the summer term is officially remote, students and College officials alike have had to reconfigure their plans.
With the transition to remote learning and credit/no credit grading for the spring term, 63 percent of students are taking four courses rather than three this term, according to a survey conducted by The Dartmouth.
On April 8, the New Hampshire Superior Court struck down Senate Bill 3, a state law modifying the definition of domicile that critics claim has created widespread confusion among student voters.
“It is with a heavy heart that I must announce the need to postpone Dartmouth's Commencement exercises,” College President Phil Hanlon wrote in an email to the senior class on Thursday afternoon. The College has not yet finalized a new date for commencement, but vice president of alumni relations Cheryl Bascomb, other College officials and student representatives have recommended that in-person ceremonies for the Class of 2020 take place in June 2021.
In various communications to the Dartmouth community in the weeks since the COVID-19 outbreak began — including during the March 18 virtual town hall — the College promised to increase financial aid this term. Many aid recipients, however, have seen decreased aid packages, which the College has said reflects this term’s lack of room and board costs.
Dartmouth admitted 1,881 students to the Class of 2024 on Thursday with an 8.8 percent acceptance rate — the third-lowest in the College’s history. International students comprise a record-high 14 percent of the accepted cohort, up from 12 percent for the Class of 2023.
In light of the College’s decision to implement a credit or no credit grading system for all spring undergraduate courses, many students have applauded the administration for a measure that they believe will make grading fairer for those faced with extra difficulties posed by remote classes. Meanwhile, a number of students have called for an option to opt out of the policy.
A Dartmouth undergraduate student has tested presumptive positive for COVID-19, College spokesperson Diana Lawrence confirmed to The Dartmouth on Wednesday night. This marks the first case in Dartmouth’s undergraduate community, after a graduate student tested presumptive positive on Monday.
Students will not return to campus in May, provost Joseph Helble announced to the Dartmouth community in an email Tuesday afternoon. Both graduate and undergraduate classes will be conducted online for the entirety of spring term.
Dartmouth will be holding all classes in a remote format through May 1 due to the ongoing spread of the coronavirus, College President Phil Hanlon and provost Joseph Helble announced in an email to campus Thursday afternoon.
Tuck School of Business students will be required to take their classes online for the first two weeks of spring term, according to an email sent to campus by College provost Joseph Helble earlier this evening. Dartmouth will make an announcement by Monday as to whether it will take similar action for undergraduate classes.