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The Native American community at the College celebrated Indigenous Peoples’ Day last Monday, Oct. 9. The celebration, planned by Native Americans at Dartmouth, began at midnight with a drumming circle on the Green and the lighting of a sacred fire, according to Kianna Burke ’12, the Native American Program interim director.
Dartmouth Information Technology Services has partnered with Vitalyst, a technology support company, to offer students, faculty and staff 24-hour support, starting this past Monday, according to Ellen Young, assistant director of campus IT support. According to Vitalyst senior account manager Daniel McLaughlin, the company received 14 calls as a result of this partnership on the first day of the program.
Latinx Heritage Month has been celebrating the Latinx community and identity on campus since mid-September and will continue hosting events until Nov. 1 despite decreased funding from the College, according to Latinx Heritage Month Planning Committee members Rosa Mendoza ’20 and Juan Laínez Iscoa ’20. This year’s theme is “our strength lives in our roots” with the goal of uniting everyone into a community motivated to push forward and proudly embrace their own culture, Mendoza said.
Ensuring that our personal belongings are safe and secure seems to be a habitual process. We lock the doors to our dorms before going out for the night, secure our bikes to a rack before heading into class and enable a passcode on our phones before using it so often that these actions don’t seem to require a second thought or a valid reason explaining why we do them — we just do. However, how does this seemingly unconscious effort toward security translate into the things we do online? As the world is becoming increasingly connected, it is critical that we, in turn, become increasingly aware of how our information is being stored and portrayed to the online realm. From an individual to the corporate level, online privacy affects us all, so at its core, which possession should really be safeguarded more: a print article that lasts a few years or a web post that will last forever?
Writing and rhetoric professor Josh Compton’s research primarily focuses on inoculation theory and the influence of public speaking. Compton’s course Speech 20, “Public Speaking,” aims to optimize students’ understanding of public speaking through the study of its history, methods and challenges.
“Oct. 18, 2016: Worked in the warehouse all morning, sorting winter jackets and shoes. Ate lunch with some new volunteers from Dover who are here for the week. We went into the camp this afternoon to distribute shoes — it was super cold and chaotic as everyone wants shoes before the demolition of the camp. There is sadly no way to give everyone everything they need. We are trying to distribute as much as possible before the demolition so we didn’t leave the camp till sundown (6:30 p.m.). Another tiring day but again surprised by how Care4Calais has formed relationships and trust within the Jungle.”
Saba photographs her interpretation of this issue's theme, "That Which is Public."
This fall, Dartmouth’s Society of Fellows welcomed seven new postdoctoral fellows to campus. Having recently earned their Ph.D.s in various disciplines across the arts and sciences, they will now spend three years at Dartmouth continuing their scholarship and teaching.
Government and quantitative social science professor Sean Westwood specializes in political partisanship and representation. According to Westwood, he examines the impact of legislator action and partisanship on individual behavior. Westwood is the lead researcher in a recent paper on affective polarization in the U.S., in which he found that those with similar political ideologies were more likely to trust each other than those who had differing ones. He found that this dichotomy was even stronger than that between people with different racial backgrounds.
Given how taxing each race can be, the men’s and women’s cross-country teams will compete in three or four important races each season. This past weekend, the men’s and women’s teams raced their first important meets of the season, getting a feel for how they stack up against other teams in the Ivy League, the northeast region and the nation.
The men’s soccer team continued its run of good form this season with a 4-0 win over the University of Pennsylvania. The women’s team completed a challenging out-of-conference schedule with a midweek win against the College of the Holy Cross before falling in overtime to Penn 1-0 on Saturday.
It was a day of nail-biting action at Campus Field in Fairfield, Connecticut as the Big Green took down out-of-league foe Scared Heart University 29-26. The game featured an abundance of twists and turns as Sacred Heart really seemed to control the pace of the game well at times. But in the end Jack Heneghan ’18 connected with Emory Thompson ’18 twice in the second half to complete yet another sizable comeback.
Steamrolling ahead, the rugby team is ranked No. 1 in the second National Intercollegiate Rugby Association poll of the season and is the favorite to take home a national championship.
While many fall sports are entering the final stretch of their regular seasons, the men’s heavyweight and lightweight rowers are putting in hours on the Connecticut River in preparation for their first races of the year. Seat selection has been ongoing ahead of the two big regattas of the fall: the Head of the Charles and the Princeton Chase.
Researchers in various fields of science from the College, the University of New Hampshire and the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies are joining forces in a three-year research project on the prevalence of blooms in bacteria of lakes in Maine, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont. Led by David Lutz, an environmental studies research associate and lecturer at the College, the team is working under a grant of $1.47 million from NASA.
The College is in the final stages of considering a proposal to restructure the Asian and Middle Eastern Studies program and Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures department, separating Asian studies and Middle Eastern studies.
Beginning next fall, Dartmouth’s graduate program in quantitative biomedical sciences will offer a new master’s degree program in health data science. The creation of this degree is a response to the market’s increase in demand for data scientists, according to Todd MacKenzie, professor of biomedical data science and medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine, and Kristine Giffin, curriculum director of Dartmouth’s graduate program in quantitative biomedical sciences and instructor of molecular and systems biology.
Carlos Polanco ’21, known by some at Dartmouth as one of the students who wrote a letter to University of Virginia’s Class of 2021 following the Charlottesville protests, was named National Youth of the Year by the Boys and Girls Clubs of America on Sept. 26.
This Tuesday, the application for the new course Engineering Sciences 15, “Senior Design Challenge” went live on its website. Taught by design thinking lecturer Eugene Korsunskiy, “Senior Design Challenge” is a two-term capstone course available to seniors this winter and spring. With an expected class of 20 seniors, the course will sort students from a variety of academic backgrounds into interdisciplinary teams to design solutions to real-world challenges, Korsunskiy said.
If I told you the New York Jets and New England Patriots would be battling for the American Football Conference East lead during their Week 6 matchup on Oct. 15, you would have laughed and called me crazy. But they are, so how did we get here?