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This article was featured in the 2017 Freshman Issue.
In November 2015, Dartmouth announced the creation of a house system as part of the Moving Dartmouth Forward initiative, featuring six new house communities intended to serve as a residential life model for students. The approaching end of this summer term also marks the end of Dartmouth’s first year with housing communities and the changes these communities brought to the environment of the College.
Charlie Blatt ’18, a government major and French minor, was published in the United States Army War College’s journal Parameters this June for her analysis of military strategy in the Iraq War. Charlie is a War and Peace Fellow with the Dickey Center for International Relations, a Rockefeller Leadership Fellow and the former president of College Democrats.
Last week, over 40 teachers from across Mexico gathered at Dartmouth for a two-week program led by the Inter-American Partnership for Education, held in partnership with the educational nonprofit WorldFund and the Rassias Center for World Languages and Culture. This year, the program celebrated the tenth anniversary of its commitment to bridging the gap between Mexico and the U.S. through education.
Last Tuesday, Gov. Chris Sununu signed HB 640, a marijuana decriminalization bill that will reduce penalties for marijuana possession. The new law, which will take effect on August 18, diminishes the penalty for possessing three quarters of an ounce or less of marijuana from a criminal misdemeanor to a fineable civil violation. The bill passed on March 8 with a vote of 318-36 in the New Hampshire House of Representatives.
Charles Wheelan ’88 is a senior lecturer in public policy at the College. He is the founder of The Centrist Project, which supports centrist policies and independent candidates, and is the author of “Naked Economics.” This summer he is teaching a class titled “Economics of Public Policymaking.” In May, Wheelan returned from his most recent sabbatical, during which he traveled with his family for nine months around six continents.
On June 25, CNBC aired a documentary featuring two recent Dartmouth graduates. “A Billionaire’s Bet: The Best & Brightest” followed 110 students from around the world as they participated in the Schwarzman Scholars program at Tsinghua University.
Joseph Rago ’05, an editorial writer for The Wall Street Journal, has died, according to The Wall Street Journal.
English professor William Craig teaches both fiction and nonfiction creative writing at the College. His book, “Yankee Come Home: On the Road from San Juan Hill to Guantanamo,” explores American imperialism in Cuba and was published in 2012. Craig also founded a grassroots public reading series called the Meetinghouse Readings, where he served as director from 1988 to 2012. This summer, Craig is teaching a class titled “Writing and Reading Creative Nonfiction.”
Madison Sabol ’18 has come up with a way to greatly reduce the College’s carbon footprint. After two years of research and assistance from the Dartmouth Office of Sustainability and Dartmouth Dining Services, she has created the “Green2Go” food takeout program, which replaces the disposable to-go containers in the Class of 1953 Commons with reusable ones.
Members of the admissions office met with tour guides on July 12 to discuss issues that guides have raised with the office’s policies for their jobs, including payment, tour scheduling and inauthenticity in the tour script.
V.S. Subrahmanian will begin his position as the inaugural Distinguished Professor in Cybersecurity, Technology and Society at the College on August 1, joining the Cybersecurity Academic Cluster. Academic Clusters are an element of College President Phil Hanlon’s effort to increase emphasis and research on global issues by forming 10 groups, or clusters, devoted to different worldwide problems.
Dartmouth women’s swimming and diving team has been placed on probation after admitting to a violation of the College’s hazing policy.
An external review of the action plan for the College’s Inclusive Excellence initiative found that while the plan has clear objectives, it lacks in-depth accountability, a faculty retention strategy and student involvement. The external report, which was released more than a week after the College’s self-imposed deadline, is an effort to increase transparency and accountability in its policy initiatives.
Dean of the Thayer School of Engineering Joseph Helble began his fourth term on July 1. Engineering professor Ian Baker said this makes him the longest-serving dean of engineering in the Ivy League.
College medical health providers confirmed through a July 4 email statement to campus that there was a case of mumps among undergraduate students. Dick’s House staff and health providers at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center worked with state health officials to ensure the affected student was isolated to prevent a potential outbreak on campus.
For a year and a half, Dartmouth students and Hanover residents have had a choice of three Thai restaurants in town — a high number given Hanover’s size. But one of these restaurants has shut down and plans to relocate, while another will be changing its name in the coming months and expanding its menu to serve Vietnamese food.
The Board of Trustees selected Elizabeth “Ellie” Mahoney Loughlin ’89 and Richard Lewis ’94 this past month to join the Board. Loughlin and Lewis joined after then-Board chairman Bill Helman’s ’80 three-year term ended on June 17.
Across campus, King Leadership Scholar Faith Rotich ’18 can be found taking photos of students, staff and faculty for the online publication she co-edits, Humans of Dartmouth. Traveling far from her homecountry, Kenya, to attend Dartmouth, Rotich applied to selective colleges in the United States with the help of Kenya Scholar-Athlete Project, or KenSAP.