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A look into the families of the greater Hanover community

(07/27/17 6:35pm)

Hanover, New Hampshire is home to 11,260 people, according to the 2010 census. Dartmouth students make up a good portion, with 20- to 24-year-olds occupying 25.5 percent of the population, according to the census. The next biggest percentages of the population, however, are 15- to 19-year-olds at 16.9 percent and 50- to 54-year-olds at 5.2 percent. In addition, 57.6 percent of the households in Hanover belong to families. In other words, Hanover families have a large stake in the Hanover experience. Living in a college town, they are inextricably linked to Dartmouth.


Q&A with English professor William Craig

(07/20/17 6:05pm)

English professor William Craig teaches both fiction and nonfiction creative writing at the College. His book, “Yankee Come Home: On the Road from San Juan Hill to Guantanamo,” explores American imperialism in Cuba and was published in 2012. Craig also founded a grassroots public reading series called the Meetinghouse Readings, where he served as director from 1988 to 2012. This summer, Craig is teaching a class titled “Writing and Reading Creative Nonfiction.”



Dartmouth's ghost stories

(06/29/17 6:25pm)

Most people don’t think of Dartmouth College as a breeding ground for paranormal activity. And compared to other colleges, it isn’t. According to an article written in an issue of the Dartmouth Alumni Magazine in 2004 by Joseph A. Citro, who is occasionally referred to as “the Bard of the Bizarre,” Dartmouth has relatively tame ghost stories. A veritable expert on the subject as an author of several supernatural books including “Cursed in New England: Stories of Damned Yankees,” Citro would know. In his article “Ghosts? Not Here!” he writes of an invisible organist at Yale and Victorian phantoms at Harvard. His reasoning for classifying us less than haunted? “Dartmouth’s admission requirements for spectral scholars must be unusually rigorous,” he wrote. Indeed, on my mission to Rauner Library to research the topic, I came up with only a thin file labeled “ghost stories.” However, through my research, I have discovered a small archive of stories haunting enough to entertain us all around a campfire.


Republican Senate Bill 3 passes Senate

(06/30/17 4:00am)

The Republican-sponsored New Hampshire Senate Bill 3, which may complicate same-day voter registration for New Hampshire college students, passed in the state Senate 14-9 on June 8. The bill changes what domicile means in the context of voting and stipulates that proof of residence is required for same-day voters, including a written statement that verifies voters’ home addresses. It also authorizes government agents to visit a voter’s home to make sure that it is the voter’s primary residence.


Laboratory animal care protocol breached

(06/23/17 3:20am)

As a research institution, the College is involved in animal testing, primarily as it pertains to medical research. As it receives government funding, the College has a variety of regulatory bodies to ensure that animal welfare is upheld. This May, there was a breach in the protocol of laboratory animal care, which resulted in an investigator having to suspend the experiment, according to P. Jack Hoopes, the director of the Center for Comparative Medicine and Research and a professor at the Geisel School of Medicine and Thayer School of Engineering.


Dartmouth EMS expands, collects accolades

(05/22/17 6:22am)

Since its founding in 1991, Dartmouth Emergency Medical Services has made strides in outreach and coverage. These efforts, driven by students, has brought the organization the Striving for Excellence and HEARTSafe Campus awards at the 2017 Conference of the National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation, which was held this February in Baltimore, Maryland.


Sustainability Task Force releases recommendations in inaugural report

(05/01/17 5:25am)

On Earth Day, April 22, the Sustainability Task Force, which was created by College President Phil Hanlon a year earlier, published its inaugural report, “Our Green Future: The Sustainability Road Map For Dartmouth,” which aims to guide the College toward a more sustainable use of energy, waste, water, food, transportation and landscaping. According to environmental science professor Andrew Friedland, the report intends to set “larger scale principles and objectives” instead of specific recommendations. The report states that in the future, the Sustainability Office will put out an annual progress report.


SPCSA hosts symposium to update recommendations

(04/25/17 6:00am)

The Student and Presidential Committee on Sexual Assault has continued to work on five recommendations to improve reporting of sexual assault on campus that it originally released in October 2015. According to the current chair of the SPCSA Abhilasha Gokulan ’18, these recommendations include education of faculty, long-term healthcare for survivors of sexual assault and feedback about administrative resources from survivors who have reported to the College.



Q&A with psychology professor Mark Detzer

(04/10/17 2:30pm)

Psychology professor Mark Detzer works as a clinical psychologist at the White River Junction Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He is interested in health psychology, the study of the influence of psychological processes on physical health, and his work at the VA Medical Center is devoted to pain management of chronic diseases. Some of his research has included improving pain management techniques in the field of health psychology for people with cystic fibrosis and adolescents with diabetes. Detzer teaches an undergraduate course every winter called Psychology 54.02, “Health Psychology.”




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