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By the end of this term, the Pan Asian Community resource room and the Rainbow Room will be moved from their current location on the first floor of Robinson Hall. The PAC room will be relocated to the Office of Pluralism and Leadership Student Resource Center — formerly known as the Center for Gender and Student Engagement — in the Choates cluster, while the Rainbow Room will be relocated to the Triangle House.
College President Phil Hanlon has decided to leave Dartmouth’s ombudsperson position vacant, following a recommendation from an internal search committee. An ombudsperson serves as a confidential resource for the College’s non-unionized employees to seek help regarding workplace issues or potential rights violations.
This summer, the Rauner Special Collections Library will pilot a historical accountability project as part of the Inclusive Excellence Initiative. Three students will be chosen as fellows to spend an off-term researching the historical documents of minority groups whose Dartmouth histories have been never been brought to light. Two or three students will also be hired as interns to conduct archival research for faculty interested in studying specific subjects from Dartmouth’s past.
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.
The College will follow through on its 2016 pledge to reallocate $17 million from non-academic divisions to academic departments, according to executive vice president Rick Mills. These funds — along with $3 million that College President Phil Hanlon committed to raise through philanthropic efforts — will be reallocated for three functions: increasing faculty compensation, general building renewal and the renovation of Dana Hall, Mills said in a joint interview with chief financial officer Mike Wagner. The budget reductions began this fiscal year, and the process is expected to last four years.
The College’s “The Call to Lead: A Campaign for Dartmouth” capital campaign, announced to campus through email Friday night, seeks to raise $3 billion in donations by the end of 2022 to fund a series of projects. So far, the campaign has raised $1.5 billion from over 78,000 donors over the past four years.
After a high school trip to Embassy Row in Washington, D.C., Allison Gelman ’18 said she wanted to study international relations and make an impact on the world. On her way to doing so, Gelman was recently named a James C. Gaither Junior Fellow by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
The University Press of New England board of governors voted on Apr. 17 to dissolve the publishing consortium and wind down operations by December. Founded in 1970, the UPNE consortium included as many as 10 institutions, but for the last two years, it has been run by Dartmouth and Brandeis University. Both institutions indicated that the decrease in membership over the years made the press “financially unsustainable” to operate and that they will take independent control of their own imprints.
Six students attended a student community session held by the Presidential Steering Committee on Sexual Misconduct on Apr. 25. The session took place in One Wheelock and was intended to provide students with the chance to offer input on questions raised by the committee.
Beginning mid-June, Dartmouth will be installing new solar panels on eight buildings on campus. Photovoltaic arrays will be added to the roofs of the Class of 1953 Commons and Fahey-McLane, Kemeny-Haldeman, McLaughlin, Moore, Russell-Sage, Silsby and Sudikoff halls. Three campus buildings — Berry Sports Center, Davis Varsity House and MacLean Engineering Sciences Center — already underwent solar installations last October.
“Dartmouth to the core” is how vice president for alumni relations Martha Beattie ’76 describes her successor, Cheryl Bascomb ’82. On June 1, Beattie will step down after seven years in the position for Bascomb, a volunteer and leader in the Dartmouth alumni community, to assume the role.
This past weekend, Dartmouth College Hillel celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Roth Center for Jewish Life, which opened in 1998 following a donation by Steven Roth ’62 TU’63. The weekend’s events included various services, meals and speeches by alumni, students and guests reflecting on how the Roth Center has fostered community at the College.
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Professor Ted Levin teaches courses about world music and interdisciplinary music topics at the College. His work focuses on ethnomusicology and the music of Central Asia and Siberia. Levin has traveled the world studying music and has published several books about his travels and studies. He throat sings and plays the banjo, bagpipes, celtic fiddle, durar, piano and tanbur. He also works with outreach programs to support music and musicians from other cultures and is currently the senior project consultant to the Aga Khan Music Initiative. Levin was the first executive director of Silkroad, whose Silk Road Ensemble included founder Yo-Yo Ma in a recent performance at Hopkins Center for the Arts.
Ledyard Canoe Club alumni returned to the College this past weekend to partake in the second-ever Dartmouth Explorers Symposium. The last one was in 2015.
Next week, the Dartmouth Formula Racing team will compete in an annual Formula Hybrid competition in Louden at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway against U.S. and international universities.
In five words, Mindy Kaling ’01 would describe her own Dartmouth experience as, “Indian girl enjoying the forest.” Now this June, Kaling will return to Dartmouth to deliver the Commencement address for the Class of 2018 this June.
After 20 years of teaching at the College, computer science chair and professor Hany Farid will leave the College for a position at the University of California, Berkeley. He is currently teaching his final course at Dartmouth, but will subsequently stay at the College through next year to ease the transition.