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During our time here, we watch as the strangers we are thrown together with in this remote place become our closest friends — and sometimes, as they become strangers again. We meet people from across the world we never would have met otherwise, and, if we’re lucky or if we ask, we get to hear their stories. Yet this is all too rare.
There was a time when Ridwan Hassen ’15, one of five children of refugees from Somalia and Ethiopia, considered dropping out of high school so he could work full-time to support his family. But he stayed in school, Hassen said, crediting encouragement from an influential statistics teacher. On Saturday, he was named a Rhodes Scholar.
Newly selected Rhodes Scholar Miriam Kilimo ’14 is doing research and on-the-ground work in her hometown of Nairobi, Kenya, this fall, but she will enroll at Oxford University soon.Once there, the scholarship will fully support Kilimo’s master’s degree in women’s studies.
Amid an ongoing Title IX investigation, Dartmouth is one of several colleges preparing to launch campus climate surveys — questionnaires that aim to gauge the incidence and perceptions of sexual violence, from feelings of safety on campus to experience with specific types of assault.
Fraternities must abolish pledge terms for new members, members of the Interfraternity Council decided unanimously on Sunday night. The vote does not come with any new enforcement measures, IFC president Wil Chockley ’15 said, noting that College and government policies already ban hazing. Its student-driven nature, combined with a fear of system-wide retribution if a fraternity violates the policy, will contribute to its enforcement, fraternity presidents interviewed said.
As members of the Class of 2018 unpack today, some will be moving into spaces that diverge from the typical freshman floor. More than 200 freshmen are enrolled in a living learning community, said assistant director of residential education for living learning programs and academic initiatives Katharina Daub.
Prices were increased to help offset the costs of an enlarged College operating budget, and the new plans may benefit students who currently overspend their allotted DBA, Dartmouth Dining Services director David Newlove said. Despite student complaints, Dartmouth's meal plan costs are comparable to those at some other Ivy League universities.
For incoming freshmen, Homecoming will likely be the most meaningful big weekend. The late October event is a formal introduction to the Dartmouth community and leads to memorable bonding experiences.
Showing the audience dozens of maps made over three centuries, Monmonier spoke about the ways in which cartography can be used as propaganda. Because they are seen as objective depictions of reality yet are easy to manipulate, governments and mapmakers can create maps that distort geopolitics.
In a lecture on Thursday, Scheel discussed the importance of social entrepreneurship, which he defined as people creating for-profit companies that help solve a social problem. Contrasting these ventures with attempts to create yet another program for sharing photos or finding restaurants, Scheel said social entrepreneurship can be "magical" in its ability to create tangible change. Scheel's own company, Startup Experience, is an entrepreneurship education venture that has taught workshops in 13 countries so far. Scheel said he eventually hopes to reach a million people with his workshops, and estimates that the company has already reached 15,000 individuals.
Access to sustainable and locally grown foods is important, yet many consumers have difficulty affording the higher prices associated with these products. Although the slow food movement, an international effort created in response to the growth of industrial fast food, has proposed solutions, Viertel said none of these are ideal.
One week after the Student and Presidential Committee on Sexual Assault released its second annual set of recommendations, the group called a town hall meeting to discuss the next steps in combatting sexual assault on campus. A small group of students, faculty and staff gathered in One Wheelock to brainstorm programs and comment on the committee's proposals.
The $6.3 million raised in the 2013 fiscal year was an increase from the school's previous record of $5.8 million in 2008 and the $5.7 million raised in 2012. Tuck's alumni participation rate is the highest in the nation, exceeding 70 percent for the third year in a row.
Across the world, thousands have amassed in the streets this summer to protest their governments, causing varying degrees of civil unrest. From canceled Cairo trips to instability in Brazil, many Dartmouth students studying abroad have been affected by recent turmoil.
The Student and Presidential Committee on Sexual Assault released recommendations on Monday that organizers hope will help combat sexual assault on campus. Sent to administrators and campus leaders yesterday morning and later in a campus-wide email, the recommendations left few constituencies unaddressed.
A Dartmouth Coach bus bound for New York City was involved in a crash on Interstate 95 on Wednesday morning. Nine people were injured, including three passengers on the coach, the Connecticut Post reported.
The Supreme Court's Monday ruling on affirmative action in Fisher v. Texas may lead to an increased number of law suits against universities, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported. The ruling said that the lower courts should have placed stricter scrutiny on the University of Texas at Austin's race-conscious admissions policy. Various legal scholars, academics and activists have predicted that the decision whose opinions spanned a combined total of 41 pages will lead to the invalidation of previously unchallenged admissions policies. Some universities have already begun to explore the possibilities and effects of adopting race-neutral policies, such as Texas's practice of accepting the top ten percent of high school seniors statewide. Other analysts, however, believe it is too soon to tell what the ruling's impact will be.
The open house was well attended by students and offered employment information, a station for taking LinkedIn profile photos and a raffle.
In the midst of national controversy about privacy and government surveillance, Bored at Baker users' anonymity has been called into question following the revelation that the author of the June 5 Commencement bomb threat was a Dartmouth student. Although campus has yet to receive further information about the investigation of the threat, the finding has spurred many students to reflect on the values of anonymity, security and Bored at Baker's impact on campus.
Teddy Bommarito '15 and Dipo Fasawe '14 won the Class of 1866 Prize for Oratory, a $250 prize given to one sophomore and one junior each year. Ben Schifberg '13 won the Benjamin F. Barge Prize for Oratory, a $750 cash prize awarded annually to a senior.