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Established in the fall of 2016 as part of the Moving Dartmouth Forward initiative, the housing communities have become a key source of community and involvement for many students. However, in the system’s first few years, students have raised concerns about its initial roll-out. Some, but not all, have been tackled and resulted in changes to operations.
On Oct. 9, former chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Sheila Bair spoke with former undersecretary of the Treasury and current Tuck Business School professor Peter Fisher as part of a public lecture entitled “Ten Year Anniversary of the Financial Crisis,” sponsored by the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy.
On Monday, Oct. 1, the College released the 2018 Clery Act Security and Fire Safety Report, reporting campus crime statistics from 2015 to 2017. College crime statistics reported for 2017 are comparable to past years’ reports, said to Title IX coordinator and Clery compliance officer Kristi Clemens.
Enshrined in the mission statement of the Dartmouth Outing Club, in addition to its commitment to fostering student community and leadership in the outdoors, is the principle of environmental stewardship. The DOC, one of the largest clubs on campus, acts as an umbrella organization under which many sub-clubs such as Cabin and Trail, Ledyard Canoe Club and the Organic Farm operate. Recently, many members of the DOC’s directorate have expressed interest in making greater sustainability efforts.
Future quantitative social science majors will no longer be required to complete a thesis before graduating. This spring, the College’s QSS program updated its major requirements, adding a non-honors track that will be available to the Class of 2019 and later.
Over the past two weeks, students have noticed the disappearance of an important staple at Dartmouth Dining Services locations across campus — plastic straws. Over the past month, DDS has transitioned from the use of standard plastic straws to red-and-white-striped biodegradable paper straws. This transition was spearheaded by associate director of DDS Don Reed, who said the change is part of a larger effort to make DDS as sustainable as possible.
“Sophomore summer is the new freshman fall.” That’s Jake Klein ’20’s motto for Strips 2018, which he will direct alongside three other sophomores. Strips — which stands for Sophomore Trips — is a program run each year that allows sophomores to both lead and participate in three-day trips before they begin sophomore summer, modeled off the Dartmouth Outing Club’s First-Year Trips program.
“An effervescent, magnetic, amazing human being with a heart of gold,” associate director of Dartmouth’s Center for Social Impact Ashley Doolittle said of Sabyne Pierre ’20. These qualities have made her “an obvious choice” to receive the 2018 Newman Civic Fellowship, Doolittle added.
This past weekend, Dartmouth College Hillel celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Roth Center for Jewish Life, which opened in 1998 following a donation by Steven Roth ’62 TU’63. The weekend’s events included various services, meals and speeches by alumni, students and guests reflecting on how the Roth Center has fostered community at the College.
Earlier this month, Folk — a small retail shop located on Allen Street in downtown Hanover — announced its plans to close at the end of the spring or early summer. Commonly frequented by College alumni, Folk sells a range of jewelry, clothing and other eclectic art pieces.
This year, the College’s Week of Action, which is a part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, featured talk, workshops and movie screenings.
In May, nine Geisel School of Medicine students received Albert Schweitzer Fellowships to pursue community service projects in the Upper Valley. As an organization, The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship provides 250 first-year graduate students with $2,000 stipends to foster year-long projects that promote healthier communities and lives in under-resourced areas. As the fellowship recipients reach the halfway points in their projects, the Geisel students have made progress in their overall project goals.
The College is studying the possibility of adding additional residence halls in a portion of College Park, a largely underutilized 35-acre green space east of central campus. The park is home to several monuments and iconic structures such as Bartlett Tower, a statue of Robert Frost, Bema and Shattuck Observatory. The plan stems from concerns about the long-term sustainability of the College’s student housing amid recent student-body size increases.