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With the passage of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act at the end of last year, many of the law’s provisions — including cuts to the corporate and individual income tax rates — have garnered significant attention due to the intense political fighting and maneuvering that occurred as the bill moved through Congress.
Over winter interim, 12 Dartmouth students traveled to Monrovia, Liberia, where they witnessed a historic Supreme Court ruling that preceded a runoff presidential election, marking Liberia’s first democratic, peaceful handover of power since 1944.
While bike riding is a quintessential part of childhood, it can often result in accidents and injury. But what if there was a way to protect children from breakneck speeds?
Melody Burkins A&S’95 A&S’98, an environmental studies professor and associate director of the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, has a rich background in the intersection between science and policy. She is passionate about applying science to solve global challenges and investing in the education of future generations to raise awareness of the importance of civil engagement and environmental sustainability. She has experience working in academia and government and has worked toward the attainment of the United Nations’ 2030 Sustainable Development Goals in both fields. She was also the chair of the first majority-female U.S. delegation to the International Geological Council in South Africa in 2016. She earned both her M.S. and Ph.D at the college studying the antarctic ecosystem.
The Dartmouth Center for Service changed its name this month to the Dartmouth Center for Social Impact to reflect its broader opportunities available and show that there are ways to effect social change outside of community service, according to the center’s interim director Tracy Dustin-Eichler.
Over winter break, the College was victim to a cyberattack by a strain of WannaCry, a ransomware virus that President Donald Trump’s administration has attributed to North Korea. Students received six email updates throughout the day on Dec. 18.
The 4th annual Hanover Area Restaurant Week brought special menus and discounts to local restaurants from Dec. 2 to Dec. 10. Organized by the Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce, the promotional event aimed to introduce Upper Valley residents to restaurants in Hanover and Norwich.
The College honored 297 long-term employees at the annual Employee Service Awards banquets on Dec. 11. Associate director of the Office of Visa Immigration Services and international undergraduate advisor Marcia Calloway received the Sheila Culbert Distinguished Employee Service Award.
The New Hampshire Senate passed House Bill 372 yesterday 14-9, along party lines, redefining the term “resident” for New Hampshire inhabitants. Opponents have criticized the bill’s purpose statement, which says that “a person must be a resident of New Hampshire to vote or hold office in New Hampshire.” While some Republicans claim the bill only clarifies existing definitions, Democrats worry that voters, including students, may have to register cars and obtain in-state drivers licenses in order to vote in the state. The bill will now return to the House for consideration.
As energy company Great River Hydro undergoes relicensing procedures for local Connecticut River dams, conservation and recreation groups, including Ledyard Canoe Club, are raising concerns about the company’s water management techniques. Relicensing procedures with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission take place once every 30 to 50 years. This iteration of the relicensing process is affecting the Wilder, Bellow Falls and Vernon Dams.
Over 1,600 individuals have signed a petition expressing concern in response to the College’s announcement that it is considering building new dormitories for 750 students in College Park. The petition argues that acting on the proposal could result in the loss of the College’s only undeveloped parkland in the center of campus and Shattuck Observatory, which would threaten several ongoing scientific research activities.
Dartmouth welcomed 565 students into the Class of 2022 during this year’s early decision round of applications, accepting 24.9 percent of a pool of 2,270 applicants, the largest pool of early decision applicants in the College’s history. The number of applications increased 13.6 percent from last year. According to a College news release, the group of admitted students, who will make up roughly 47 percent of the incoming freshman class, includes 145 student athletes, 26 QuestBridge finalists and almost 100 valedictorians and salutatorians.
The College saw its largest early decision application pool ever, with 2,270 applicants.
Dartmouth admitted 565 students to the Class of 2022 from a record-high 2,270 early applicants.
In allegations that span multiple generations of graduate students, four students in Dartmouth’s department of psychological and brain sciences told The Dartmouth this week that three professors now under investigation by the College and state prosecutors created a hostile academic environment that they allege included excessive drinking, favoritism and behaviors that they considered to be sexual harassment.
This past week Dartmouth students, alumni and veterans participated in a series of events and discussions to celebrate and commemorate Veterans Day, which was this past Saturday, Nov. 11.
Computer science professor David Kotz ’86 will serve as interim provost following the end of Provost Carolyn Dever’s tenure, College President Phil Hanlon announced on Monday. Kotz will begin his tenure as interim provost after Dever’s last day on Nov. 22 and will serve until a new permanent provost is selected.
BarHop, a College-sponsored program that ran from February 2014 through May 2017, is “taking a pause,” according to an email statement from Joshua Kol ’93, director of student performance programs at the Hopkins Center for the Arts. The program, which hosted music events and offered free drinks for students aged 21 or older every Thursday, was a popular social space among older undergraduate students and graduate students.
Updated: Nov. 10, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.
One of the three bears that were captured and relocated to Pittsburg, New Hampshire after entering a local home last spring has been lawfully shot and killed by a hunter in Quebec, which has a legal bear hunting season during the fall, according to New Hampshire Fish and Game wildlife biologist Andrew Timmins. The death occurred on June 16, 18 days after the bears were relocated, but Timmins said he only recently received confirmation of its occurrence.