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Incoming Thayer dean Abramson looks to raise the school’s profile

(04/04/19 6:00am)

Coming to Dartmouth as the next step in a career that has spanned the private sector, government and academia, Alexis Abramson has been named the next dean of the Thayer School of Engineering. Abramson will assume the post on June 17. She replaces interim dean of Thayer Laura Ray, who took over the position when Joseph Helble assumed his current role as College provost. 

Student Affairs and Student Assembly commit to racial bias resolutions

(02/28/19 8:00am)

In response to a Student Assembly resolution and a subsequent meeting with SA leadership regarding racist vandalism found in dorms in Oct. 2018 and more recent racist emails targeting students and faculty, interim dean of the College Kathryn Lively publicly responded with a letter detailing three action items that Student Affairs was committed to taking in the coming weeks and months.

EPA unveils rule change, Dartmouth analyzes toxic metals

(01/15/19 7:45am)

Just before the federal government shut down in the final days of 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency unveiled a proposed rule change that would alter how the federal government determines air pollutant regulation. The rule change would prevent the EPA from considering certain benefits — such as positive health outcomes — associated with reducing mercury levels during its cost-benefit calculations.

Q&A with Matt Moniz '20

(08/17/18 6:25am)

Matt Moniz ’20 took an unusual off-term last spring to fulfill a childhood goal: testing the boundaries of human capabilities and reaching the summit of Mount Everest. Moniz, a government major and global health minor, didn’t only make the ascent for the sake of personal achievement; he is a participant in an ongoing study at the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences that is analyzing how extreme conditions affect human gene expression. Moniz and his climbing partner, Willie Benegas, both have twin siblings, and the Cornell study is based on a NASA twin study with astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly. After two prior attempts to summit the world’s highest peak, Moniz and Benegas finally reached the top of the world on May 20.

Reading group for veterans hosts workshop

(07/13/18 6:40am)

Dartmouth classical studies professor Roberta Stewart shared her new model for helping veterans cope with struggles with potential new faciliators from across the country at a workshop last month. The model that Stewart developed incorporates book discussions focusing on Homer’s “Odyssey.” Last month’s workshop will help facilitators and future facilitators learn more about the discussions so that Stewart can spread her mission to groups across the country.

Professor publishes book on 2016 election

(06/22/18 7:00am)

Many journalists and scholars have sought to explain what happened over the course of the 2016 election season, which culminated in Republican nominee Donald Trump winning the presidential election. In his new book “American Discontent: The Rise of Trump and Decline of the Golden Age,” Dartmouth sociology professor John Campbell looks at Trump’s victory through the larger context of trends spanning the past 50 years.

AAPIHM to focus on underrepresented groups

(05/04/18 6:35am)

Tuesday marked the start of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, an annual celebration of the pan-Asian community at Dartmouth that spans the month of May. The new name of the celebration and the theme — “Counter Currents: Beyond the Surface” — highlight an effort to bring more awareness to underrepresented Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities.

Odette Harris '91 becomes first black female tenured neurosurgery professor in the country

(04/30/18 6:00am)

For Odette Harris ’91, neurosurgery regularly fulfills a professional “trifecta.” It is challenging, rewarding and meaningful. Harris, a neurosurgery professor at the Stanford School of Medicine, is the first black female tenured neurosurgery professor in the country.

Sydney Kamen '19 recognized as Truman Scholar

(04/20/18 6:40am)

Sydney Kamen ’19 has been recognized by the Harry S. Truman Foundation as one of 59 Truman Scholars for 2018. The Scholars were announced on Apr. 12 by former Secretary of State and president of the Truman Foundation Madeleine Albright. Kamen is from Washington, D.C. and is a geography and sociology double major with a minor in international studies.

Sexual violence prevention efforts recognized

(04/13/18 6:45am)

Dartmouth has been ranked in the top 6 percent of institutions nationally for best practices for sexual violence prevention based on an assessment by educational technology company EVERFI. Representatives from EVERFI came to Hanover on Apr. 4 to report the assessment and present the Campus Prevention Network’s Prevention Excellence Award, which was awarded to the College in July 2017.

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