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On Friday, Emory University officials announced that administrators had knowingly misreported admissions data including SAT and ACT scores, class rank and grade point averages of incoming students for at least 12 years, Inside Higher Ed reported. While Emory officials could not determine why misreporting occurred, the incorrect data was used by organizations including the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. News and World Report. Instead of publishing statistics for enrolled students, Emory administrators reported statistics of admitted students, resulting in higher numbers as many top students in Emory's admission pool matriculated at other institutions. Emory released two years of the misreported and corrected data, which showed that the 25th and 75th percentiles of SAT scores were about 40 points higher and the percentage of students in the top decile of their graduating classes were about 10 percent higher than the actual figures. Emory officials said that the discovery of the misreporting, which came after a three-month investigation, was a blow to the university, which prides itself as being "ethically engaged," Inside Higher Ed wrote.
The 2012 Summer Olympics came to an official end on Sunday for thousands of world-class athletes, including four Dartmouth alumni who represented the United States in the London Games.
From the watch parties to the tails themes to the all-too-common Collis lunch debates over Michael Phelps or Ryan Lochte (Team Lochte here, duh), it seems pretty obvious that campus has caught Olympic fever. And while we can't get enough of streaming gymnastics while pretending to do work on FFB, most Dartmouth students' Olympic dreams remain, well, dreams. Yet for a select group of athletes, Dartmouth is a place where they can really get serious about sports.
Despite the "drumbeat of evidence" that the earth is experiencing global warming, public consciousness of the issue of climate change has decreased, Stern said. He cited polls that indicate declining media coverage of environmental issues and climate change's decreased priority in political agendas to illustrate this trend.
Panhell raised over $2,500 for the nonprofit and expects to reach over $3,000 in total contributions after further donations are calculated, Piper said. In addition to raising money for a charitable cause, the event also aimed "to bring the Greek system together and portray the Greek system in a positive light," Piper said. All campus fraternities and sororities and nearly all active coeducational houses participated or supported the event, according to Piper. Greek houses ran a variety of carnival booths, while the Greek Leadership Council and representatives from the Junction each hosted educational tables, Piper said. The booths at the event included face painting, co-sponsored by Bones Gate fraternity and Kappa Delta Epsilon sorority, a dunk tank hosted by Alpha Delta, Theta Delta Chi and Gamma Delta Chi fraternities and a liquid nitrogen ice cream station co-run by Sigma Epsilon Phi fraternity and the Dartmouth Physics Society, Piper said.
At Wednesday's visiting artist season preview, Hop programming director Margaret Lawrence presented next year's featured acts to a packed audience of students and community members in Moore Theater.
A female member of the Class of 2012 died in Hanover on Thursday, according to a campus-wide email sent by interim College President Carol Folt and Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson. The recent graduate, whose name has not been released, pending notification of her family, died suddenly in her off-campus home.
In June, the College announced that Associate Dean of the College for Campus Life April Thompson would be leaving Dartmouth after accepting a student dean position at Binghamton University. Pam Misener, the Office of Pluralism and Leadership's advisor to LGBTQA students and Thompson's wife, will also leave the College in January 2013.
"This year's Prouty totally surpassed my expectations," Brown said. "It's always amazing when you come back every year to the site and there are thousands of people excited about making a difference."
On July 10, the Big Green men's and women's swimming and diving teams were recognized as Scholar All-America teams by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America, proving the squads to be competitive forces in both the pool and the classroom.
The coins were stored in chests on a horse-drawn wagon, but early in the journey the wagon careened off course, breaking the chests open and scattering the gold coins down a hillside.
Wendy Long '82 won New York's Republican Senate primary on June 26 and will now officially face incumbent Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand '88, D-N.Y., in the state's general election this November. The two-woman race for the junior Senate seat will mark only the seventh time in the nation's history and the first time in the state of New Yorkthat two female candidates have opposed each other in a Senate race.
Welcome to the best summer of our lives. That's right, sophomore summer is officially upon us. And even though this term is just getting started, we can already tell that it's noticeably different.
On June 15, The New York Times cited the career plans of the College's valedictorians as a reflection of the enduring interest of college graduates in working on Wall Street despite the current financial crisis in an article titled "Finance Jobs Still Appeal to Graduates at Dartmouth."
College President Jim Yong Kim who will leave his position on June 30 to assume the World Bank presidency following two years and ten months in office focused his tenure on leading the College through a financial crisis and raising the institution's profile via health-related and student wellness initiatives, according to Chief of Staff David Spalding '76.
An anonymous group of College faculty and staff members are calling for an investigation of the Board of Trustees for alleged endowment mismanagement and conflicts of interest in the College's investments, according to College General Counsel Bob Donin. Director of Media Relations for the College Justin Anderson said that the letter's accusations are "inaccurate, misleading and irresponsible," and the College recently defended its practices in a May 25 article published by FUNDFire, a newsletter of The Financial Times.
Before the College become coeducational in 1972, the highlight of Green Key weekend was, for many students, inviting women up to Hanover for the annual fraternity parties, Green Key Ball and the "Sweetheart" competition.
The College's fiscal year 2011 revenue totaled $959,207,208, an increase of about $95 million since the last fiscal year, according to the College's May 15 federal tax filing, the first filing reporting a full year of College President Jim Yong Kim's tenure. Out of the College's $894,960,993 in expenses, employee compensation and benefits totaled $439,093,629, the tax filing said.
Several Texas universities have begun offering $10,000 degree programs in response to a call from Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, for the state's public universities to provide more affordable higher education, Inside Higher Education reported on Wednesday. In his February 2011 State of the State address, Perry challenged Texas universities to provide a full four-year bachelor's degree, including the cost of books, for $10,000 or less. The most recent university to announce a $10,000 degree is the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, which will offer a Texas Science Scholars program to students who enter college prepared for college-level mathematics and science, according to Inside Higher Ed. While Perry's highly publicized call caused many universities to experiment with their degree offerings, the result has mostly been "niche programs" that incorporate community college and dual-enrollment high school credit and are not available to students in most disciplines, Inside Higher Ed reported.
Several Ivy League institutions have begun hiring retired military officers as faculty, according to The New York Times. Yale University currently offers a popular leadership seminar taught by Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who was fired by President Barack Obama after Rolling Stone magazine reported that he and his staff made "dismissive comments" about White House officials, The Times reported. Princeton University and Columbia University will both offer seminars taught by military officers in the fall, according to The Times. In the past, Harvard University has frequently invited military officers, such as the director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to give lectures on the university's campus. McChrystal expected more protest when he was hired, but Yale history professor John Gaddis attributed the lack of contention to "almost no antimilitary bias among students," The Times reported.