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Q&A with admissions officer Jamie Mercado '15

(05/16/17 6:00am)

From majoring in philosophy on campus, playing club ice hockey to working in the admissions office after graduating, Jamie Mercado ’15 has had her fair share of experiences at Dartmouth. Mercado graduated from the College in 2015 with a degree in philosophy and African and African American studies. She currently works as an assistant director of admissions for the College and has strong interests in education, social justice and college access.

OPAL introduces student ambassador program

(04/24/17 6:25am)

In an effort to promote inclusivity and diversity on campus, the Office of Pluralism and Leadership has launched a pilot peer education program called OPAL Ambassadors. The program started in late March and consists of six student ambassadors, Brandon Yu ’20, Carolyn Musyoka ’20, Hugh Mac Neill ’20, Io Jones ’19, Rachel Muir ’20 and Sharon Cho ’17. They were selected based on leadership skills and experience with inclusivity, according to program coordinator for Gender and Sexuality Diversity and Multicultural Education Sebastian Muñoz-Medina. The ambassadors will work with OPAL on activities such as facilitating peer workshops, creating electronic campaigns and educating others on bias incident reporting, among other responsibilities, with the main focus being to encourage diversity and inclusivity.

Winter Carnival sees 43 incident reports

(02/17/17 7:05am)

A blizzard of activities occurred this past weekend as part of Dartmouth’s annual Winter Carnival, titled “Dartmouth College of Icecraft and Blizzardry: A Magical Winter Carnival.” Events such as the polar bear swim and the human dogsled race saw high participation numbers, David Pack, the associate director of the Collis Center for Student Involvement, wrote in an email. Safety and Security director Harry Kinne said that the department received 43 incident reports during Winter Carnival weekend, down from the 52 reports received during last year’s Winter Carnival.

Q&A with professor of medicine H. Gilbert Welch

(02/09/17 7:00am)

H. Gilbert Welch is an academic physician and cancer researcher at the College. He is a professor of medicine at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and an internist at the White River Junction Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He focuses on studying issues in early detection efforts for cancer, including over-testing and the harmful effects of false positives, and is the author of three books on the subject. Welch also teaches an undergraduate course every spring called Public Policy 26, “Health Policy and Clinical Practice.”

College admits 26 QuestBridge student finalists

(01/06/17 6:47am)

Twenty-six QuestBridge finalists were accepted to Dartmouth this year through the QuestBridge National College Match and early decision rounds. Of those finalists, 17 were admitted through the QuestBridge Match, accepted finalist Jasmine Butler ’21 said. The 17 students represent a nearly threefold increase from the six QuestBridge finalists matched with the College last year.