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While most use the Second College Grant — a 27,000 acre area of land in Clarksville, New Hampshire — to canoe or fish, environmental studies professor Lauren Culler A&S’13 used its data to quantify the relationship between warming air temperatures and streams.
Over the past two weeks, students have noticed the disappearance of an important staple at Dartmouth Dining Services locations across campus — plastic straws. Over the past month, DDS has transitioned from the use of standard plastic straws to red-and-white-striped biodegradable paper straws. This transition was spearheaded by associate director of DDS Don Reed, who said the change is part of a larger effort to make DDS as sustainable as possible.
Historically, the College — like its peer institutions — has had a gender divide in its alumni giving, according to executive director of the Dartmouth College Fund Sylvia Racca. However, a goal in “The Call to Lead,” the College’s capital campaign announced on Apr. 27, hopes to address this issue.
Dartmouth’s graduate schools will not be left out of the College’s recently-announced $3 billion capital campaign, “The Call to Lead.” The campaign includes specific fundraising goals for Dartmouth’s graduate and professional schools that will provide financial support for their programs and initiatives. The Geisel School of Medicine, the Thayer School of Engineering and the Tuck School of Business and announced goals of $250 million for each of their campaigns. Before the campaign’s public launch, Geisel had already collected over $100 million and Tuck had collected over $132 million. The newly-named Frank J. Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies set a campaign goal of $50 million and received a donation of an undisclosed amount from Frank J. Guarini ’46, according to dean of the Guarini School F. Jon Kull ’88.
Jennifer Sargent has her hands full. She is not only a professor for both the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric and the women’s, gender and sexuality studies department, but also a physical education and Zumba instructor, the mock trial team’s coach and the faculty advisor for Kappa Delta Epsilon and Alpha Xi Delta sororities. She also serves as legal content advisor for author Jodi Picoult and consults for television.
“Sophomore summer is the new freshman fall.” That’s Jake Klein ’20’s motto for Strips 2018, which he will direct alongside three other sophomores. Strips — which stands for Sophomore Trips — is a program run each year that allows sophomores to both lead and participate in three-day trips before they begin sophomore summer, modeled off the Dartmouth Outing Club’s First-Year Trips program.
Trips season is officially in full swing. This year, 280 trip leaders and 62 Croo members were accepted to the Dartmouth Outing Club First-Year Trips program, according to Trips director Lucia Pierson ’18.
If all goes according to College President Phil Hanlon’s plan, sweeping changes will be coming to the College on the Hill. On Apr. 27, Hanlon announced the College’s $3 billion capital campaign, “The Call to Lead,” which is expected to run through 2022.
King Arthur Flour, one of the two dining options located in Baker-Berry Library, has been forced to change its operating hours, due to understaffing. Whereas KAF used to operate from 8 a.m to 6 p.m. every day of the week, it now only opens from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Tuesday marked the start of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, an annual celebration of the pan-Asian community at Dartmouth that spans the month of May. The new name of the celebration and the theme — “Counter Currents: Beyond the Surface” — highlight an effort to bring more awareness to underrepresented Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities.
The City of Light will now host more than one Dartmouth study abroad program. This upcoming summer term, 18 students will travel to Paris, France to participate in the inaugural Afro/Black Paris: The African Diaspora and the City of Light foreign study program, offered by the African and African American studies program.
Yesterday afternoon, shortly after 5 p.m., Domino’s Pizza opened its Hanover location on 73 South Main Street near CVS and the Irving Gas Station.
“An effervescent, magnetic, amazing human being with a heart of gold,” associate director of Dartmouth’s Center for Social Impact Ashley Doolittle said of Sabyne Pierre ’20. These qualities have made her “an obvious choice” to receive the 2018 Newman Civic Fellowship, Doolittle added.
After seven years at the College, government professor Brendan Nyhan will be leaving Dartmouth to take up a public policy professorship at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. Nyhan will stay in Hanover through the summer and will start his new position in Ann Arbor, Michigan in the fall.
The fate of the Hovey Murals, located in the basement of the Class of 1953 Commons, is still up in the air but may be decided by the end of the spring term.
Fourteen Dartmouth students and alumni have been awarded Fulbright scholarships, according to the College’s Fulbright program advisor Holly Taylor. Nine of the fourteen recipients were awarded grants for study and research, while the remaining five were awarded grants as English teaching assistants. Dartmouth’s Fulbright scholars may go to Brazil, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Germany, India, Ireland, Morocco, Poland and South Korea to pursue their projects.
Since her arrival in June 2014, Caitlin Birch has become an integral part of the Rauner Special Collections Library. In addition to her role as head of the Oral History Program, Birch is the College’s first digital archivist, enabling researchers to access computer-generated materials in the modern age. She also collaborates with students, faculty and staff to cultivate a deeper understandings of historical events. Through this work, Birch provides students with an opportunity to engage in hands-on learning.
Tuesday morning, the Programming Board announced in an Instagram post that R&B artist Tinashe will headline this year’s Green Key Concert on May 18. Tinashe will be the first female performer to headline the event in its history. Pop artist Quinn XCII and indie pop duo Coast Modern will join Tinashe on stage at the concert.