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I attended the resistance workshop last week unsure of what to expect, but with full knowledge that Real Talk, a group I do not necessarily identify with, was involved in organizing it. What I witnessed and participated in was far from violent and confrontational. The organizers and panelists were passionate but not dismissive of dissent. There was honest conversation about the meaning of activism and how it can take on many forms a labor unionist recounted her story of recruiting reluctant workers to band together, while a community organizer discussed how his group prevented park space in Cambridge, Mass., from being razed by a developer. Professors spoke about how their scholarly work meshes with activism, and staff members shared the personal paths that led them to working with students at Dartmouth.
As the lights dimmed on a packed Spaulding Auditorium for the Saturday night showing of "The Central Park Five" (2012), a relaxed Ken Burns in a gray sweater and khaki pants walked onstage and told the audience something rather unexpected.
When we found out three weeks ago that we were going to edit the Green Key issue, we were so excited because everyone knows Green Key is the best big weekend of the year. Sure, Homecoming has a tradition of scorching freshmen with a ritual bonfire, and Winter Carnival boasts 101 years of towering (or melting) snow sculptures. But Green Key has sunshine, and with sunshine comes outdoor concerts, sundresses and debatably-welcome frat pinnies. Basically, it's everything we've been dreaming about in hibernation since 11X.
Cats have recently been found to improve everything from Facebook pictures to famous artwork, as their placement inFacebook pictures have been used to hide booze and their placement in artwork have made the Mona Lisa and Birth of Venus all the more interesting. The latest trend in the kitten craze is "breading" cats, and it's exactly what you might think it is: pictures of cats with slices of bread placed around their necks. The meme is so popular that its Facebook page, "Putting bread on your cat, so that people think you have a walking sandwich," has over 20,000 fans.
Now a senior fellow pursuing an interdisciplinary study in Native American studies, history and theater, Gorlin has come far from her eighth grade oral history project. She crisscrossed between Dartmouth and Minneapolis eight times this year in order to complete her final project a play titled "88 Voices" that will be presented on Wednesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. in Silsby 028.
The minors in computer science, digital arts, computational methods and operations research will allow students to choose courses from a list of required courses for each respective minor, according to the new course guidelines. Majors and minors typically require specific courses, as the old requirements, a student majoring in computer science would need to take three prerequisites and nine additional courses, four of which are specified. The new structure, however, will offer more student flexibility and choice, according to Cormen.
Drawing examples from the United States' use of Asian labor, the Philippine-American War and immigration restrictions, Asian-American historian Moon-Ho Jung, a history professor at the University of Washington, linked American imperialism in Asia to the United States' "war on anarchy" during a lecture in Filene Auditorium on Wednesday.
Harvard Business School student Maxwell Wessel attended a concert during the winter of 2009 and found the opening band to be "far superior" to the headline act. An avid music fan, he founded NuevoStage, a company whose goal is to help connect little-known artists with local venues.
Over the course of a 12-hour "hackathon," members of the Hacker Club discussed the creation of their latest, most complicated program Course Picker, an application designed to make course selection easier for students. Gathered in Sudikoff's student lounge from noon until midnight on Saturday, Hacker Club members made plans to create an online interface that will provide a list of ideal courses based on an individual student's needs, according to Parker Phinney '12, one of the group's co-founders.
As students walked to class on Monday morning, a College-owned truck dumped trash bags from one-eighth of campus residence halls in front of Robinson Hall to signal the start of Earth Week, a six-day event coordinated by the Office of Sustainability. Earth Week will culminate in Earth Day on Friday.
Unable to attend their foreign study programs after the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan, six students from Brown University and one student from Boston University traded in downtown Tokyo for Main Street, Hanover, and immersion classes for morning drill sessions this term.
Students who travel to Edinburgh, Scotland, on the first-ever film and media studies Foreign Study Program during Summer 2012 will have the chance to attend the Edinburgh International Film Festival, collaborate with local bands to make a music video and learn about production techniques at "the state-of-the-art" Screen Academy Scotland, according to film and media studies professor Jeffrey Ruoff, who serves as the director of the FSP.
"Of course he did," one YouTube video insists. In a parody examining Dylan's music, titled "No Direction Period," music experts insist that Dylan has written every single popular song from the past 35 years. The video includes plenty of anachronistic performacnes by Dylan, portrayed by an appropriately slurring actor.
From the silent fictional documentary "Man of Aran" (1934) to the Oscar-winning classic "The Bridge on the River Kwai" (1957) and contemporary films like "Trainspotting" (1996) and "The Eagle" (2011), the series attempts to provide a complete repertoire of British film spanning its early black and white beginnings to current critically acclaimed works.
The New Hampshire House of Representatives voted down House Bill 176 which would prevent students from voting in state or local elections on Tuesday, according to State Rep. David Pierce, D-Grafton. The House vote followed the Election Law Committee's recommendation last Wednesday not to pass the bill.
In an effort to provide what he called "a CraigsList for textbooks at Dartmouth," Henry MacQueen '14 launched a website on Sunday that connects Dartmouth students interested in selling used textbooks with potential buyers.
After spending 40 minutes digging out a car from under the snow, nine members of SHEBA, along with this reporter, split off to pile into two cars. A suitcase and several duffel bags packed with costumes and makeup accompanied the dancers on their trip.
When cartoon journalist Joe Sacco travelled to Sarajevo, Bosnia at the end of the Bosnian War, he was well aware that he was entering a war zone, he said to a group of students, faculty and local comic book fans crowded in Kemeny Hall on Thursday.
The inaugural People of Dartmouth panel featured testimonies from five students who spoke about their experiences at the College and encouraged listeners to reevaluate the role of community at Dartmouth as well as their individual roles within their own smaller communities. The panel, which set itself apart from the annually popular Men of Dartmouth and Women of Dartmouth events by incorporating both male and female speakers, drew a large crowd of students to Collis Common Ground on Sunday evening.
The emotional health of freshmen reached its lowest level since the Higher Education Research Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles first conducted its annual first-year student survey in 1985, according to a recent study, "The American Freshman: National Norms Fall 2010." Many of the findings from the study released on Jan. 27 after surveying over 200,000 full-time freshmen at four-year colleges can apply to members of the Class of 2014 at the College, according to students, faculty and staff members interviewed by The Dartmouth.