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When students pick out new classes each term, one of their many considerations could be the grade medians of the available courses. At the end of every quarter, in addition to reporting individual grades, the College registrar also places the median grade of each class on a student’s transcript. These grades represent the 50th percentile of students’ grades, with half of the class earning grades below the median and the other half earning grades at or above the median.
Earlier this month, Campus billing and DartCard services announced via email that as of March 16, students will no longer be able to overdraft their DASH Discretionary accounts. Currently, students are able to overdraw up to $100 on this account without the transaction failing.
Contrary to popular belief, Dartmouth Dining Services does not charge students a fee for assumed theft as part of their dining plans.
Updated: Feb. 24, 2020 at 6:32 p.m.
Last Thursday evening, Bar One made its debut — with nearly 140 students in attendance. Organized by the Palaeopitus senior society and funded by the Office of the President, Bar One attempts to supplement other campus offerings such as Collis After Dark, which provide students with alternative social spaces.
Many people at the College know of as Jack Stinson as a Hanover fixture. The owner of Stinson’s Village Store and a common caterer for the College — such as for the First-Year Trips program — Stinson has seen Hanover and the College change and adapt over the last 40 years. He spoke with The Dartmouth about his experiences and relationship with the College.
Dartmouth Dining Services has been actively looking into incorporating biometrics at the Class of 1953 Commons, according to Dartmouth Dining Services director Jon Plodzik.
Near the beginning of this term, a poster was hung in Novack Cafe criticizing how the College addresses mental health on campus. The poster specifically called attention to the fact that Dick’s House employs only 12 counselors for over 6,000 students, and how it does not provide long-term individual counseling services.
Last month, federal judge Landya McCafferty preliminarily approved a $14 million settlement in the class action sexual harassment lawsuit brought against Dartmouth regarding the conduct of three former professors in the psychological and brain sciences department. The sexual harassment class itself — which is likely to be approved at a July 9 fairness hearing — is unique in the extraordinary size, according to discrimination and civil rights lawyer Bruce Fredrickson ’73.
A new finance company, Thrive Cash, is banking not on Dartmouth students’ credit history, finances or national identity, but instead on their future earnings.
The chairman and co-vice chairman of the Dartmouth College Republicans resigned from their positions on Tuesday night, citing “recent developments” in a statement written by the organization’s board obtained by The Dartmouth.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s Navigable Waters Protection Rule, which was finalized on Jan. 23, will likely create environmental issues both locally and broadly, according to Dartmouth professors and environmental nonprofit leaders. By loosening protections for waterways and wetlands not traditionally considered navigable or connected to navigable water, the changes can impact pollution to areas like Occom Pond, Mink Brook and small bodies of water on private property.
The votes have been counted, the student canvasser tables at Novack Cafe are empty and the 2020 New Hampshire primary election has passed. But what exactly should community members make of the results?
In the midst of polarized opinions about diversity on college campuses, government professor and associate dean of faculty for the social sciences John Carey, government professor Yusaku Horiuchi and Stanford University Ph.D. student Katherine Clayton ’18 have published a book titled “Campus Diversity: The Hidden Consensus.”
Funded primarily by the College’s ongoing “The Call to Lead” capital campaign, the newly renovated Anonymous Hall’s construction prioritizes sustainability and alumni recognition. The name of the building — originally Dana Biomedical Library — is intended to acknowledge the contributions of Dartmouth alumni and comes at the request of the anonymous lead donor for the project, who declined publicity.
Dartmouth ranked low among peer institutions in a Chronicle of Higher Education study of colleges that are most “generous” to its financially neediest students. The rankings, which were released on Jan. 26 using United States Department of Education data from 2017 to 2018, placed Dartmouth at 55 on the list, making it the only Ivy League school not included in the top 50.
Datamatch, a free matchmaking service started by Harvard University students 25 years ago, has arrived at Dartmouth.
College President Phil Hanlon, while serving as provost of the University of Michigan, was made aware in 2010 of allegations of misbehavior against an administrator who was in the process of receiving a promotion, according to a report by the Detroit Free Press.
Despite weeks of warmer weather leading up to Winter Carnival, temperatures dropped on Friday and remained low throughout the weekend, preventing the traditional polar bear swim and ice skating on Occom Pond. Difficulties at the U.S.-Canadian border also prevented the delivery of a large dome that would have been placed on the Green. Despite these constraints, many of the other events ran as scheduled including a completion of a full-sized snow sculpture in the center of the Green.