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On Tuesday afternoon, chair of the Board of Trustees Bill Helman ’80 spoke at a special town hall session that was hosted by executive vice president Rick Mills. Around 200 students, staff, faculty and alumni attended the hour-long event in Cook Auditorium.
Following a fire last October, construction on Morton Hall is expected to conclude this summer.
The waves of purported voter fraud that swept the U.S. during this past voting season have spurred the proposition of Senate Bill 3 in the New Hampshire Legislature by state Republicans — a measure that some have claimed threatens student voting in future elections by changing definitions of residency within the state.
The reconstruction of Morton Hall dormitory following last fall’s fire is expected to finish this summer, according to associate dean of residential life Michael Wooten. The building will house 84 students and assistant director of residential education for East Wheelock Josiah Proietti this fall. Construction began soon after the Oct. 1 fire caused by an unattended hibachi-style grill on the roof that left the building uninhabitable.
Sage the Gemini, Cheat Codes and Smallpools will perform at this year’s Green Key concert, the Programming Board announced in a campus-wide email on Monday.
On Earth Day, April 22, the Sustainability Task Force, which was created by College President Phil Hanlon a year earlier, published its inaugural report, “Our Green Future: The Sustainability Road Map For Dartmouth,” which aims to guide the College toward a more sustainable use of energy, waste, water, food, transportation and landscaping. According to environmental science professor Andrew Friedland, the report intends to set “larger scale principles and objectives” instead of specific recommendations. The report states that in the future, the Sustainability Office will put out an annual progress report.
On Thursday, Cornel West, a prominent social critic and public intellectual, delivered a lecture called “Intellectual Vocation and Political Struggle in the Trump Moment” to a standing room-only audience in Filene Auditorium. Over 250 students, faculty and community members attended the hour-long speech, which required two overflow rooms in Moore and Kemeny Halls to accommodate the number of viewers. Before the speech, West met with individual students at a meet-and-greet event hosted by the Leslie Center for the Humanities.
During a technical sound check before the opening of the 2017 Dartmouth Idol Finals on March 3, musician Glendon Ingalls suddenly collapsed before seizing and falling unconscious.
An opioid epidemic is spreading throughout New Hampshire, taking more than 1,600 lives since 2012 and increasing in severity. The epidemic has been exacerbated in the past three years by the explosive growth of the use of fentanyl, a synthetic, highly potent opioid. In response, psychology professor Jibran Khokhar teaches the class Psychology 50.09, “Motivation, Drugs and Addiction,” which aims to discredit misinformation about the epidemic, provide possible solutions and address the local community’s concerns.
Kevin Kang ’18, Chenguang Li ’18 and Jared Lichtman ’18 have been named 2017 Goldwater Scholars. The Goldwater Scholarship, established by Congress in 1986 in honor of former Sen. Barry Goldwater, R-A.Z., is a prestigious undergraduate scholarship given in the natural sciences, engineering and mathematics.
Sergeant Rebel Roberts has worked for Safety and Security since 1983. Her responsibilities include teaching a Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) course, investigating sexual assault cases on campus and helping students in a broader role through various Safety and Security functions. Her unique kindness and compassion when helping students has built her reputation as a Safety and Security officer.
Over 18 months after contamination from Rennie Farm was discovered on the nearby property of Richard and Deb Higgins, the College has reached a settlement with the couple, who had threatened to bring a federal lawsuit against the school in October 2016. Rennie Farm, a property in northern Hanover, was used as a waste disposal site by the College in the 1960s and 1970s to dispose of animal carcasses amassed during medical research.
Staci Mannella ’18, who suffers from achromatopsia and is legally blind, recently filed a lawsuit against the College claiming that she did not receive accommodations to which she is entitled under the Americans with Disabilities Act. She said that she did not expect her condition to adversely affect her academic performance at Dartmouth because, prior to her matriculation to the College, she was assured by director of Student Accessibility Services Ward Newmeyer that his office would provide her with appropriate accommodations.
This term, five writers, artists and performers from around the world will receive the Montgomery Fellowship, a 40-year old program that brings distinguished figures to the College from both academic and non-academic fields. The fellows in residence this term are author André Aciman, performing artist Rhodessa Jones, poet José Kozer, novelist Édouard Louis and photographer Fazal Sheikh.
With intense political discourse persisting well beyond this past election, The Dartmouth set out to examine the contours of Dartmouth student public opinion regarding current events. In a campus-wide survey fielded from April 9 to April 13, 432 students answered questions about several issues, such as tolerance for and relations with opposing political viewpoints, views toward President Donald Trump and recent government actions like the Syrian missile strike earlier this month. The findings speak to contemporary debates and provide an understanding of where students stand on current political issues.
Last Tuesday, Dartmouth’s new Turning Point USA chapter held its first public event. The chapter, which was founded by Connor Turner ’20 and Tyler Baum ’20, is a part of the larger TPUSA group that has appeared on many college campuses and high schools across the country and is known for its founder, conservative activist Charlie Kirk, and its Professor Watchlist, on which Dartmouth’s women’s, gender and sexuality studies professor Eng-Beng Lim was listed.
The Student and Presidential Committee on Sexual Assault has continued to work on five recommendations to improve reporting of sexual assault on campus that it originally released in October 2015. According to the current chair of the SPCSA Abhilasha Gokulan ’18, these recommendations include education of faculty, long-term healthcare for survivors of sexual assault and feedback about administrative resources from survivors who have reported to the College.
The College notified derecognized fraternity Alpha Delta last month that the organization will not be considered for re-recognition, a move that concluded over 18 months of negotiations and discussions.
Engineering professor Jane Hill will no longer serve as Allen House professor according to an email sent by Dean of the College Rebecca Biron to Allen House students on April 6. According to Hill, her dismissal was not voluntary, noting that Biron dismissed her from the position.