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Service groups face challenges during summer

(07/25/14 12:49am)

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 While several service organizations are no longer active during the summer, six student leaders from various service groups noted that a lower enrollment and increased focus on activities other than service have made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.

Focus group to tackle Banner Student flaws

(05/26/14 10:06pm)

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.

Computing works to patch Heartbleed vulnerabilities

(04/14/14 11:07pm)

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.

Mass casualty drill tests Dartmouth EMS squad

(04/13/14 10:24pm)

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.

Conference to explore transnationalism

(02/13/14 12:38am)

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.

New seminar series to explore economics and government

(01/14/14 2:10am)

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.

COSSA report targets high-risk student behavior

(11/18/13 8:22pm)

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.