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Abolishing the College’s Greek system was the most popular online submission that the presidential steering committee for Moving Dartmouth Forward received, the group announced on Wednesday. The preliminary findings released by the committee did not include feedback from means other than online submissions, such as discussion groups.
Last week’s social perception workshop exposed younger social psychology community members to high-level work as part of a conference involving presentations and a poster session sponsored by the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience and the Center for Social Brain Sciences at the Hanover Inn.
With a large portion of the student body off campus this summer, some Dartmouth community service groups face smaller memberships and cancelled projects, students and administrators interviewed said. While several service organizations are no longer active during the summer, six student leaders from various service groups noted that a lower enrollment and increased focus on activities other than service have made it difficult for organizations to maintain typical levels of involvement.
A series of events aimed at building community on campus and raising money for a teen life-skills center in White River Junction will replace Jamboree for the Junction, a philanthropic carnival organized by the Panhellenic Council. For the past two years, the Jamboree took place over sophomore family weekend.
Starting this fall, director of academic and campus technology services Alan Cattier will lead a focus group dedicated to improving Banner Student, an online student information system. The decision was made earlier this month following a winter term Improve Dartmouth post that urged the College to “Modernize Banner,” currently the site’s seventh most popular suggestion.
Debate over low student interest in the humanities, the College’s difficulty in attracting new faculty, the role of professors in campus social life and initiatives to strengthen undergraduate teaching marked the academic year’s final faculty of arts and sciences meeting, which took place Monday afternoon.
Cody Towle can run a 200-meter race wearing 22-inch snowshoes in 52.6 seconds. Without snowshoes, he finished a 200-meter dash fast enough to nab a blue ribbon during the Hanover Special Olympics last weekend, qualifying for the state competition later this month.
The Student and Presidential Committee on Sexual Assault released a set of recommendations for the College’s proposed sexual assault policy on Monday afternoon, drawing on community feedback collected during and after an April 4 symposium. The recommendations are the first of three sets to be released by SPCSA in the coming months.
For the first time, The Tuck School of Business will offer a three-week version of its Business Bridge program over winter interim in addition to the popular monthlong summer program established in 1997. Coined December Bridge, the new program will teach business and financial fundamentals, targeting Dartmouth sophomores, juniors and seniors.
Though the Heartbleed bug, a vulnerability in a popular encryption software known as OpenSSL, has had little impact on the College, computing services has worked urgently to patch its servers since last week. The College will inform campus once computing staff secures its servers, and community members should not change their Dartmouth passwords until after the systems affected by Heartbleed have been fixed.
Some students may have been startled on Saturday as they came across a number of seemingly injured and unconscious people surrounded by first responders, splashed with fake blood and bearing fictional injuries. The incident they witnessed was a simulated mass casualty drill designed to test and improve response to similar incidents, the signature event of the fifth annual Northern New England Collegiate EMS Conference.
Focusing on topics like transnationalism, sexuality and agency, students and community members will discuss of Latino and Latina studies at “The Latina/o Century” conference today and tomorrow. Academics and activists participating in the interdisciplinary conference will focus on the importance of the field in the 21st century amid a changing national landscape.
Greek organizations plan to hold various social events over Winter Carnival, offering everything from special hot chocolate drinks to a room filled with 10 tons of sand to celebrate the big weekend.
The College’s libraries will grow its collection of online texts and expand its electronic resource offerings in a campaign to diversify its collection of roughly 639,000 e-books. The initiative, which will also focus on digitizing pictures and texts, follows a fall 2012 pilot program.
Over a meal of summer steak and buffalo chicken burritos, students interested in the link between government and economics gathered in the Rockefeller Center on Monday night for the first of a series of faculty-student dinner seminars hosted by the College’s new Political Economy Project. An interdisciplinary academic initiative launched in the fall, the program aims to further the study of political economics at the College.
A two-hour blackout left students and faculty in the dark on Monday, the first day of winter classes. After trudging through the slush to arrive at class, students were forced to read their syllabi by the light of their cellphones’ flashlights while professors had to improvise without lecture slides.
Dartmouth admitted 469 students to the Class of 2018 through the early decision process, the College announced on Dec. 11.The accepted students, selected from 1,678 early applicants, are expected to comprise 40 percent of the Class of 2018.
Four hundred sixty-nine students were admitted to the Class of 2018 through the early decision process, the College announced on Dec. 11. The accepted students — selected from 1,678 early applicants — are intended to make up 40 percent of the Class of 2018, according to a College press release.
After College President Phil Hanlon’s speech about his vision for an improved campus culture on Monday, Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson led a discussion focused on the Committee on Student Safety and Accountability’s final report, which was released on Friday in a campus-wide email. Faculty members had mixed reactions to the report’s findings.
Senior editor and staff writer for The New Yorker Hendrik Hertzberg will discuss the Constitution’s role in contemporary politics alongside government department chair John Carey at the Rockefeller Center on Monday.