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A few weeks ago, all anyone was talking about were the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. The internet was ablaze with recordings of speeches, political attack articles and photos of Bill Clinton kicking balloons. Now, although my Facebook newsfeed and my phone’s New York Times updates have been taken over by Olympics buzz, the lasting significance of the two party nominees weighs over our heads as we decide how to vote this November.The Class of 2018 has something to say about their voting preferences in this week’s issue of the Mirror. Hopefully, their voices serve as a reminder of the impact that our decisions on who to vote for, and whether to vote at all, have this fall.
Former president of the Republic of Kosovo Atifete Jahjaga, Kosovo’s first female president and active advocate for women’s rights, is serving as this term’s Montgomery Fellow.
Around 45 people, ranging from young children to senior citizens, gathered at the corner of the Green Thursday afternoon, holding up posters and shouting, “No hate in the Granite State” to demonstrate their opposition of Donald Trump winning the Republican nomination.
For this year’s Winter Carnival issue, we chose to focus on activism at Dartmouth.
Dartmouth has achieved its goal of securing $100 million in philanthropy to establish ten new interdisciplinary groups of faculty members, called “academic clusters,” by the end of 2015. The clusters will focus on crucial world challenges such as global health, poverty and cybersecurity. The endowment was secured in 20 months time, due to three final gifts given in December.
Next month kicks off the New Hampshire primary and presidential candidates will make their way to the state. The Dartmouth sat down with Government professor Linda Fowler, who broke down the importance of the primaries and explain their long-standing relationship to Dartmouth.
This article is a part of our new culminating beat experience initiative, in which our beat reporters write longer-term investigative articles within their areas of expertise. The author is our sexual assaultbeat reporter.
Only 7 percent of the student body has downloaded the LiveSafe app, introduced to campus this fall to facilitate students’ seeking help when threatened on campus. Safety and Security director Harry Kinne and LiveSafe engagement partner Maili Neverosky said their goal going forward is a more aggressive marketing plan.
When Liz Stahler was 16, she was a sexual health educator on an AIDS action committee. After her sophomore year of college, she interned at a California prison, focusing on supporting female prisoners. Following a brief stint as a folk song writer and singer, she entered graduate school for social work, where she interned at Wellesley College in the counseling department. This August, Stahler joined the Dick’s House staff as a counselor devoted to supporting survivors of sexual assault, a new position at the College.
In the early hours of Tuesday morning, a cohort of mainly Native students trudged from residence hall to residence hall, removing flyers encouraging students to “celebrate Columbus Day all year” with “vintage” apparel featuring the Dartmouth Indian.
A cursory glance around any area on campus — Baker Lobby, Collis’s pasta line, the Green — will reveal an idyllic, picturesque scene. Smiling, chatty students eagerly discuss weekend plans and love life drama or offhandedly joke about how unprepared they are for an upcoming midterm, but deeper anxieties or troubles are rarely revealed. You may never know that the put-together, confident girl describing her busy social calendar over King Arthur Flourhad trouble getting out of bed this morning.
Service Employee International Union members who are employed by the College voted on Oct. 1 to pass a new two-year contract giving them a 2 percent pay raise each year after finalizing negotiations with the College. About 420 of Dartmouth’s approximate 4,000 employees total are represented by the SEIU.
As the College prepares for an influx of political attention during next year’s presidential election season, professors will face personal decisions about which, if any, of the candidates to support in a crowded field.
The Class of 2019 became the first group of Dartmouth students to sign the Dartmouth Citizenship Pledge, a document of 136 words outlining community values that was borne out of College President Phil Hanlon’s “Moving Dartmouth Forward” policy initiative.
Mridul Khan is remembered by peers and professors for his passionate love of technology, selfless want to help others and engagement in meaningful conversations across a broad range of topics.
The Hanover Police Department will train its staff and other members of the community this summer in the “You Have Options Program,” a sexual assault reporting program that aims to increase the number of sexual assault cases reported through a survivor-focused approach.
Spurred by a suggestion in a November discussion about sexual assault at the College, two Grafton County attorneys have begun holding open office hours on a monthly basis at the College with the intent of answering legal questions students may have on a variety of topics. Organizers say that the program can be a good resource to students, but thus far there has been little student participation.
The number of reported sexual assault cases at Dartmouth has increased significantly in the past two years, and campus experts think this reflects changes at both the Dartmouth and national levels that make survivors feel more comfortable sharing their experiences.
A recent increase in the national dialogue regarding socioeconomic class offers common themes on the experiences of college students from traditionally underrepresented socioeconomic backgrounds, but does not always reflect the individual complexities expressed by students interviewed by The Dartmouth.
Security officials and event organizers have formed a central safety and planning committee for Greek Key weekend after an unusually high number of medical issues resulted in overstretched resources during last year’s festivities.