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Amid mental health controversy, Dartmouth launches four-year partnership with JED Foundation

(09/28/21 9:10am)

After the pandemic saw rates of anxiety and depression increase among students and the deaths of three freshmen by suicide, the College faced widespread criticism for its insufficient mental health resources. In response to these mounting complaints, College President Phil Hanlon announced in a May 21 email to campus that Dartmouth would launch a four-year partnership with the JED Foundation, a nonprofit that promotes emotional health for teens and young adults. The first year of the partnership is slated to begin over the course of the next few weeks. 






Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe ’81 and John Donahoe ’82 gift College $20 million to increase representation in STEM

(05/31/21 6:00am)

On May 16, Dartmouth announced that former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe ’81 and Nike CEO John Donahoe ’82 gifted $20 million to the College to support underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering and math. According to Dartmouth’s press release, the gift’s namesake is “pioneering biologist” and valedictorian of the Class of 1907 E.E. Just.


College reverses February Guarini Institute budget cuts, reinstates study abroad programs in six departments

(05/25/21 6:05am)

Early this spring, the College reversed its February decision to slash the Guarini Institute for International Education’s expense budget by 28% due to additional funding made available by the College to the Arts and Sciences, Guarini executive director John Tansey confirmed in an email statement. The reversal will enable Guarini to reinstate ten study abroad programs in six departments over the next year, covering additional program expenses that are expected to total approximately $1 million, he added.




Off-campus students granted access to campus facilities

(04/19/21 6:00am)

Since April 9, roughly 400 off-campus students enrolled in classes have been accepted through a waitlist process offered by the College for on-campus access to facilities including Baker-Berry Library, the Hopkins Center for the Arts, the Collis Center and Alumni Gym, according to College Health Service director Mark Reed.





Students express frustration with mandated dining plan

(03/01/21 7:05am)

The Ivy Flex meal plan — mandated for all students living on campus this school year — has been a target for criticism throughout the pandemic. With the College now reverting to quarantine protocols due to a growing COVID-19 outbreak on campus, students have continued to voice concerns over the plan’s lack of flexibility.




College announces measures to increase diversity in hiring, revise financial aid

(01/26/21 7:00am)

On Jan. 18, the eve of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, College President Phil Hanlon sent an email to campus announcing a number of initiatives to foster “diversity, inclusivity and equality” in the Dartmouth community. The measures include an increase in faculty specializing in issues of race, more institutional support for faculty of color and reforms to the College’s financial aid practices. 



Delayed move-in raises last-minute travel concerns for students

(01/07/21 7:10am)

Although classes start Thursday, many students who had originally expected to be in Hanover will instead log onto Zoom from home. When the College pushed winter term move-in dates back by nearly two weeks, many students found themselves scrambling to change travel arrangements and find stable learning environments for the meantime.





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