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Following news of professor emeritus John Rassias’ death last week, friends, colleagues and former students took to social media to post memories and condolences. Beyond being a pioneer in the instruction of foreign languages, Rassias is remembered for his dedication to each individual student over his decades-long tenure as a professor.
Compared to your time at the College as a student, what would you say are the most important things that have changed and the things that have stayed the same?
Graduating the College with perfect transcripts, four students — Catherine Baker ’15, David Bessel ’15, Abhishek Parajuli ’15 and Talia Shoshany ’15 — have been named valedictorians. Each has maintained a 4.0 grade point average through their time at Dartmouth.
3 Guys Basement Barbecue, Hanover's solebarbecue restaurant and catering service,closed after not meeting its goals of high revenues and continuous growth, owner Nigel Leeming said. Some staff have transferred to Murphy's, which Leeming also owns.
Roughly one-fifth of the class of 2016, or 244 students, applied for this summer’s recruiting cycle. The Center for Professional Development hosted recruitment, assistant director for employer relations Fiona Cooke said. Two hundred were offered first-round interviews, and the number of students who will take jobs is not yet finalized. The number of students participating in the process has increased for the past several years.
Lebanon resident Sean Merrihew, 23, was released on $10,000 bail after being charged with second-degree assault on Tuesday for allegedly assaulting Mark Cookson, 53, on July 27 by Robert’s Flowers.
As federal investigation into the College’s compliance with the Clery Act is set to start on Aug. 18, College officials who work on the Clery Act believe that the College is in compliance, associate general council Kevin O’Leary said.
This week, The Dartmouth sat down with Jimmy Ragan ’16, a Dodecaphonics singer who is this term’s musical director for the Summerphonics. The 16-member coed group allows students not in full-year a capella groups to sing over the summer. As musical director, Ragan runs rehearsals, selects music, makes sure members learn songs and determines sets for shows. Dodecs members Rory Page ’16 and Emma PeConga ’16 also help to run the summer group. So far this summer, Summerphonics has performed at Pelt-a-Delta, at Beta Alpha Omega fraternity for a show with Splendaplum and at the “Proud to be Green” Panhellenic Council event over sophomore family weekend. The group anticipates performing in at least two more shows by the end of term, Ragan said.
The completion of the Dartmouth Digital Orozco website and the digitalization of the Hood Museum’s collection of Native American art are the College’s latest steps to digitize artwork. The website, which went online in late June, makes the Orozco murals in Baker Library available to the public, along with relevant information and other pictures, while the digitalization will make more than 4,000 pieces of Native American work accessible online following a grant earlier this year.
More than 300 members of the Co-op food store attended a meeting on the firing of two long-time employees this Wednesday, held at Hanover High. Members of the Lebanon store debated the decision for approximately two hours.
After a banner year for Big Green softball, both head coach Rachel Hanson and assistant coach Dorian Shaw will head to the West Coast to lead Stanford University’s team. Hanson’s four years as head coach culminated in the team’s 2014 Ivy League championship, which brought the team to the NCAA tournament for the first time in program history.
More than 270 representatives from approximately 60 different colleges, the White House, government departments, military and non-profits have convened on campus this week at Dartmouth’s national Summit on Sexual Assault. The summit, which began Sunday, has already featured speeches by Rep. Ann McLane Kuster (D-N.H.) and Department of Justice and Education officials, among other area experts.
College President Phil Hanlon and Interim Provost Martin Wybourne released a statement Thursday night responding to the “Freedom Budget” and outlining plans for increased diversity at the College, including changes to financial aid and programs to bring “diverse perspectives” to campus.
When the Jan. 10 post targeting a female member of the Class of 2017 was published on Bored at Baker, site moderator Blaine Ponto ’14 said it was removed so quickly after being reported by other users that she herself never saw it, despite being a frequent user of the site. If it had stayed up, however, the number of users who clicked “disagree” and “newsworthy” would have made it clear that the Bored at Baker community disapproved.
“She might be reluctant,” read a Jan. 10 post on Bored at Baker, outlining the steps one should take to rape a female member of the Class of 2017, who requested anonymity based on the personal nature of these online attacks. “Just tell her to relax.” The student targeted in the post, which identified her name and residential cluster, was in the library when she read it. Later that day, while in class, she broke down.
Hundreds of students gathered on the Green last night to take a stance against sexual assault on campus, swaying arm-in-arm as they sang the College alma mater in near-zero temperatures. Student leaders took turns addressing the crowd from a makeshift podium atop the Winter Carnival snow sculpture.
Whether the snow sculpture is a massive throne, an intricate pirate ship, a muddy cupcake or just two blocks of ice in the middle of the Green, we can always count on some dedicated students to build the Winter Carnival icon, an unavoidable thread that goes back many dozens of years through Dartmouth’s history.
Patricia Kane ’86was arrested by Hanover Police Monday night in Lyme after authorities issued an Amber Alert, alleging that she had abducted her 12-year-old biological son from his foster family in Sunderland, Vt. Kane, 49, of Manchester, Vt., is being held in Grafton County Jail while she awaits extradition to Vermont, where she faces two felony charges, said Vermont State Police public information officer Stephanie Dasaro.
Leaving Hanover to dine and shop became easier this winter for students 18 and older, who can now use Zipcars on campus. Few students, however, have taken advantage of the service since it was expanded to include students under the age of 21 last November.