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Student Assembly prepares for new leadership

(03/31/15 10:54pm)

With election season for Student Assembly set to begin in the coming weeks, the tenures of student body president Casey Dennis ’15 and vice president Frank Cunningham ’16 are coming to a close. In preparation for new leadership, Dennis and Cunningham said this term they are designing tools to sustain momentum in the Assembly, including the institution of a new financial structure, solidifying committees to continue their campaigns for both sexual assault prevention and mental health awareness and strengthening the Assembly’s relationship with College administrators and the Board of Trustees.

Repairs to golf course close country club

(10/28/14 9:11pm)

Drainage problems and a fairway upgrade caused the Hanover Country Club to end the golf season early, closing Oct. 5 to accommodate multiple renovation projects, said athletics director for facilities and operations Richard Whitmore, who is overseeing construction. The renovations will conclude by late November or early December, before the ground freezes.

New program links Tuck, IMD

(10/21/14 8:46pm)

A leadership program focused on executive education, run through the Tuck School of Business and Switzerland’s International Institute for Management Development, will launch next spring. The program, separate from Tuck’s full-time MBA program, aims to help experienced managers with more than 10 years of experience transition into business leadership positions, associate dean for executive education Sydney Finkelstein said.

Grant supports Geisel research

(10/14/14 10:21pm)

More than $3 million from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute will support Geisel research on the effectiveness of health care delivery strategies. Geisel psychiatry professor Dror Ben-Zeev received $1.88 million to evaluate new smartphone technology for mental health patients, and Rachel Thompson, a health policy and clinical practice professor at The Dartmouth Institute, received $2 million to study new video and paper comparison tools to help women choose contraceptive methods. Thompson will lead the study with Geisel professor Glyn Elwyn.

Tiltfactor receives NSF grant

(10/08/14 9:30pm)

A $1,134,208 grant from the National Science Foundation will help develop interactive narrative games to combat stereotype threat — students’ fear of confirming identity-based stereotypes — in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. Tiltfactor Laboratory researchers, who work to design and study games that promote social change, will spend three years researching game technology, developing students’ stories about classroom bias into a fictional game and testing the effect of their work.

Panel launches Assembly’s mental health campaign

(09/30/14 10:40pm)

Students shared their experiences with depression, alcoholism and anxiety at a panel last night that marked the launch of Student Assembly’s yearlong “I’m Here for You” campaign. The initiative, which organizers said aims to break the silence surrounding mental illness and inform students about available resources, continues Wednesday with an event inviting students to pledge their support.

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