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In summer 2013, Alpha Delta fraternity and Delta Delta Delta sorority hosted a Bloods and Crips-themed party — spurring campus uproar, national media attention and, eventually, policy changes meant to reprimand cultural insensitivity in the Greek system. Noah Smith ’15, a member of Phi Delta Alpha fraternity, said the controversy led him to question how he fit into a community that some were calling racist.
Students used to a daily fix of brie and apple sandwiches, handmade marshmallows and skim milk mochas won’t have to adjust their eating habits after all, as King Arthur Flour’s Baker-Berry Library cafe will remain open, following negotiations with the College.
Dartmouth may be renowned for its academic prowess, but that doesn’t mean its students don’t like to let loose every now and again. While there’s generally some sort of social scene that can be found on any night of the week, a few well-known events on campus have become Dartmouth traditions. Some of the most anticipated campus-wide social gatherings include:
After five years in Hanover, Yama Restaurant II will gain a new owner, a new name and perhaps a new Japanese-Korean menu by June, manager Yong Jeon said. Yama will continue to operate at its West Lebanon location, Jeon said, but will close its doors in Hanover this Friday because the responsibilities of running two restaurants proved overwhelming for the restaurant’s owner, Pissung Hwang Kim.
The College will announce its first four massive open online courses, hosted in partnership with the edX online learning platform, later this month. Though the College originally hoped to launch its first MOOC this fall, followed by three additional courses during the 2014-15 academic year, director of digital learning initiatives Josh Kim said the College now plans to release its first course early in 2015.
In recent months, colleges across the country have seen a spate of demonstrations regarding issues of identity, with students demanding greater inclusivity on their campuses. Many resemble Dartmouth’s April “Freedom Budget” protests, when over a dozen students occupied College President Phil Hanlon’s office for two days, demanding a point-by-point response to a list of over 70 demands regarding issues of diversity.
Hanover Police and Safety and Security are currently investigating a number of thefts and car break-ins that occurred across campus over the weekend. Safety and Security is investigating whether two of the crimes that occurred near Occom Ridge were connected, Safety and Security Director Harry Kinne said.
This year’s senior fellows, Rena Sapon-White ’14, Aaron Colston ’14 and Miriam Kilimo ’14, are currently finishing their projects and preparing to present them publicly on May 6. Instead of taking classes, these students have spent the past year conducting in-depth research in destinations from Poland to Kenya.
Last week’s sit-in and protests drew mixed reactions from alumni, with some arguing that the movement lacked focus and others praising participants for taking action and confronting campus issues.
Though the extent of its impact cannot be concretely measured, the acquittal of Parker Gilbert ’16 will likely further campus discussion of sexual assault, said College administrators and members of organizations that seek to address sexual violence. The trial and verdict, they said, may also discourage future victims from reporting and perpetuate false conceptions of assault.
North Haverhill — The defense in the trial of Parker Gilbert ’16, charged with rape, began and rested its case Tuesday without calling Gilbert to the stand. On the seventh day of the trial, the prosecution rested and Judge Peter Bornstein ruled to dismiss two of the prosecution’s eight charges against Gilbert.
North Haverhill—Judge Peter Bornstein ruled to dismiss two of the prosecution’s eight charges against Parker Gilbert ’16 – the charge of oral penetration, as well as one of two charges of anal penetration – before trial proceedings began Tuesday. Bornstein said that the state failed to present sufficient evidence that Gilbert engaged in sexual penetration of the victim’s mouth by overcoming her through the actual application of physical force, physical violence or superior physical strength.
The trial against Parker Gilbert ’16 began last week with the prosecution arguing that he raped a female undergraduate student vaginally, orally and anally after entering her room uninvited the morning of May 2, 2013.
Friday, prosecutors examined evidence collection procedures and the actions of Parker Gilbert ’16, a 21-year-old former Dartmouth student accused of rape, on the night of the alleged assault.
The prosecution resumed its case against Parker Gilbert ’16, a 21-year-old former Dartmouth student accused of rape, late on Thursday morning. The prosecution questioned an expert witness about delayed disclosures of sexual violence and five Dartmouth undergraduate students, including the complainant’s roommate. As a general practice, The Dartmouth does not identify alleged victims of sexual assault.
The trial of Parker Gilbert ’16, who is charged with rape, resumed Wednesday morning with a cross-examination of the alleged victim. During the course of the day, the jury heard testimony regarding the events of the night of the alleged assault and the conversations that followed.
The trial of Parker Gilbert ’16 began Tuesday morning as attorneys delivered opening statements to a courtroom filled to capacity. In these arguments, counsel for the state said that Gilbert, 21, entered the room of a female undergraduate student uninvited and raped her. The defense stated that the acts of the night were consensual.
The trial of Parker Gilbert ’16 is scheduled to begin on March 17 and last for around two weeks, according to a court assistant at the Grafton County Superior Court. The Court held jury selection on Monday morning, at which time the dates for the case were finalized.
This campus delves deeply into discussing certain issues. We talk endlessly about our D-Plans, meal plans and fraternity culture. This term especially, we have started to confront the complexities of race, class and sexual violence at the College. These issues are tremendously important, and it is phenomenal that we devote time and effort to understand them.