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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.
On Thursday night, a water pipe burst in West Gym, closing the area for the weekend. West Gym includes the running track and basketball courts in Alumni Gym. Zimmerman Fitness Center, which includes the aerobic machines and free weights upstairs in Alumni Gym, will remain open.
Two Geisel School of Medicine students will serve year-long research fellowships. The Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellowship to conduct research in South Africa represents a lifetime of interest in international travel and global health for Geisel student Lye-Yeng Wong Med’18. For Geisel student Fernando Vazquez Med’18, his participation in Medical Research Scholars Program through the National Institutes of Health will allow him to think about medicine in a broader sense and interact with other professionals.
Wednesday evening, 282 trip leaders and 58 Croo members were accepted as volunteers for Dartmouth Outing Club First-Year Trips, according to Trips director Doug Phipps ’17 and associate director Apoorva Dixit ’17.
A couple of weeks ago, Scotty Whitmore ’15 was surprised to find a parking ticket from Dartmouth Parking and Transportation Services addressed to his father in his mailbox. Whitmore visited campus this past February but drove his father’s vehicle, which is not registered with the College. Whitmore guessed that officers might have traced the vehicle back to his father by inspecting the vehicle’s registration or license plate. Michael Baicker ’17, who has also been ticketed multiple times by the College, said that Whitmore’s experience might reflect a change in Dartmouth Parking and Transportation Services toward more aggressive enforcement of existing parking violation penalties.
Growing up in Buffalo, New York, classics and religion professor Timothy Baker ’08 was interested in folklore, fairy tales and religion, a fascination that led him to take Latin in middle school and study religion when he came to Dartmouth as an undergraduate in 2004. After earning his B.A. in religion and Jewish studies, Baker earned both his master’s and Ph.D. in theology from Harvard Divinity School. Baker also has a diploma in Manuscript Studies from the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies in Toronto, Canada. In his office in Reed Hall, Baker discussed how his interests in religion manifested and how religion and science can coexist.
Ian Sullivan '18 (right) and Matthew Ferguson '18 (left) have been named the Student Assembly president and vice president.
UPDATED: April 28, 2017, at 2:17 p.m.
Russ Walker Tu’17 and Ed Warren Tu’17 know a thing or two about cars, perhaps more than the average student at the Tuck School of Business.
While many students come to Dartmouth without a clear vision for their future, Joshua Monette ’19 knew he wanted to revive the Makah language and preserve the culture of his Native American tribe.
Joshua Monette '19, pictured with his childhood friend Hannah Welzbacker, had a deep love and appreciation for Makah culture and planned on pursuing a linguistics major at the College so he could revive the Makah language.
Timothy Baker '08 earned his master's and Ph.D. in theology from Harvard Divinity School.
Joshua Monette ’19 planned to pursue a degree in linguistics at the College.
The current of gender disparity in government, which has long been experienced nationally and locally, is being felt on Dartmouth’s campus as springtime elections open tonight. In spite of the growing awareness of this imbalance as well as concerted efforts to create equal opportunities for student leadership on campus, the candidate pool remains markedly male. There is one woman candidate for each of the two sections of Student Assembly — president and vice president, and house senate — and this is the third year in a row in which there are are no female candidates for SA president, both on the ballot or as a write-in.
Daryl Roth, a Broadway producer who has won 10 Tony Awards and produced seven Pulitzer Prize winning plays, is the recipient of this year’s award from the Dartmouth Centennial Circle of Alumnae.
Instead of their typical location inside trash bags outside of fraternities and sororities, empty Keystone Light cans were instead arranged in the shape of a pipeline on the front lawn of Parkhurst Hall on Thursday afternoon to protest the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Divest Dartmouth, which organized the protest, called upon College President Phil Hanlon and the Board of Trustees to divest endowment holdings from the 200 “dirtiest” fossil fuel companies, according to Divest Dartmouth member Jay Raju ’18.
Next month, director of Safety and Security Harry Kinne will retire after 14 years at the College and a 37-year dedication to college public safety. During his time, Safety and Security became an accredited department in the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, a certification that only about one percent of college departments hold, Kinne said.
Be it studying the historical industrial disaster in Bhopal, India or psychological therapy for Syrians, Fulbright grants represent a unprecedented opportunity for a handful of scholars. As of Thursday, the U.S. Department of State has awarded 15 Dartmouth students and alumni with Fulbright U.S. Student grants to conduct research and teach around the world. The 15 Dartmouth-affiliated recipients represent a significant rise from the 2015-2016 cycle, in which eight Dartmouth students and alumni received the grant, and are the most since 2004.
Early last week, the pilot of the Allen House Professional Fellows Program announced their inaugural fellows: Nicholas Gladstone ’17, Dania Torres ’20 and Amanda Zhou ’19.