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Approximately 150 seventh- and eighth-grade female students from across the Upper Valley attended Link Up’s annual Sister-to-Sister conference on Thursday, April 27. The conference, which facilitated discussions among middle school girls about issues like bullying and body image, recorded its highest attendance since the conference began in 2000. In 2016, 130 students from eight different schools students attended Link Up’s conference, according to Link Up co-president Elizabeth Gold ’17.
In a campus-wide email sent April 25, the Programming Board announced that concert-goers will be required to wear wristbands in order to gain entry to this year’s Green Key concert. Hanover town manager Julia Griffin said that the town of Hanover, Safety and Security, the Office for Student Life, the Hanover Police Department and the Hanover Fire Department all provided input on the decision. The concert, which will take place on Gold Coast lawn on May 19, will feature Sage the Gemini as the headliner alongside Cheat Codes and Smallpools.
Staci Mannella ’18, who suffers from achromatopsia and is legally blind, recently filed a lawsuit against the College claiming that she did not receive accommodations to which she is entitled under the Americans with Disabilities Act. She said that she did not expect her condition to adversely affect her academic performance at Dartmouth because, prior to her matriculation to the College, she was assured by director of Student Accessibility Services Ward Newmeyer that his office would provide her with appropriate accommodations.
A couple of weeks ago, Scotty Whitmore ’15 was surprised to find a parking ticket from Dartmouth Parking and Transportation Services addressed to his father in his mailbox. Whitmore visited campus this past February but drove his father’s vehicle, which is not registered with the College. Whitmore guessed that officers might have traced the vehicle back to his father by inspecting the vehicle’s registration or license plate. Michael Baicker ’17, who has also been ticketed multiple times by the College, said that Whitmore’s experience might reflect a change in Dartmouth Parking and Transportation Services toward more aggressive enforcement of existing parking violation penalties.
UPDATED: April 28, 2017, at 2:17 p.m.
Be it studying the historical industrial disaster in Bhopal, India or psychological therapy for Syrians, Fulbright grants represent a unprecedented opportunity for a handful of scholars. As of Thursday, the U.S. Department of State has awarded 15 Dartmouth students and alumni with Fulbright U.S. Student grants to conduct research and teach around the world. The 15 Dartmouth-affiliated recipients represent a significant rise from the 2015-2016 cycle, in which eight Dartmouth students and alumni received the grant, and are the most since 2004.
Alice Ruth ’83, former chief investment officer of Willett Advisors, was appointed as the College’s chief investment officer on March 13. She succeeds Pamela Peedin ’89 Tu’98, who served as chief investment officer for over six years, and will begin work in April.
Earlier this month, students on campus might have heard sirens and voice recordings as part of Safety and Security’s annual testing of security systems. The College and other organizations on campus have several emergency response systems in place, allowing them to alert students to possible threats and communicate with students in danger.
Monday night, the Roth Center for Jewish Life hosted a lecture called “Security and Freedom in the 21st Century: The Trump Executive Order on Immigration and Refugees.” The lecture featured four guest speakers and gave audience members the opportunity to ask various questions about President Donald Trump’s recent executive order, which calls for a temporary ban on most immigration to the United States from seven Muslim-majority countries.
The Dartmouth Public Voices Fellowship, launched in 2012 in partnership with The OpEd project, an organization dedicated to improving thought leadership’s accessibility through media, trains 20 Dartmouth faculty members each year to write op-ed articles and navigate TV and radio interviews.
The College denied connections between a previous well contamination and the contamination of Geisel School of Medicine professors Ivan Gorlov and his wife Olga Gorlova’s well, saying that the contamination came from the owners’ septic tank. The announcement comes as the College deals with the fallout from an earlier contamination of another well, located a mile away from the Gorlov residence at Rennie Farm, as a result of lab animal corpse dumping at the site by the College in the 1960s and 1970s.
Tuck School of Business professor Leonard Greenhalgh has been named a recipient of Maine’s 2016 Governor’s Environmental Excellence award in recognition of his efforts to preserve coastal wetlands at his wildlife sanctuary on the St. George Peninsula.
After two separate incidents in which a total of 13 voles used as test subjects by the College died from dehydration, research watchdog organization Stop Animal Exploitation NOW! has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture alleging that the researchers engaged in animal abuse by failing to provide the voles with sufficient water and appropriate observation.
Veterans, students and community members will gather tonight to celebrate the annual Veteran’s Banquet in the Hanover Inn. The event, which will recognize influential veterans in the Dartmouth community, is part of the College’s Veteran’s Day programming this week.
At 4 p.m. this afternoon, over 300 Dartmouth students, faculty and Upper Valley community members participated in a “Walk for Love and Justice” to protest the election of Donald Trump to the White House.
Open Access Week, formed with the intent to foster discussion about the open access movement, began yesterday at the College. The movement aims to combat barriers preventing complimentary access to academic journals and published research, said James Adams, the College’s data and visualization librarian.
The William Jewett Tucker Center and the Dartmouth Center for Service have added programs to better focus on their respective missions since the two organizations split in June 2014. According to a statement given by Dartmouth’s Board of Trustees in the summer of 2014, the purpose of the change was to allow the Tucker Center to focus on religious life and spirituality while the Center for Service focuses in support civic engagement and community leadership. The two organizations now function independently of one another, though both still reside in South Fairbanks Hall.
The DEN Innovation Center, a modern office building in the town of Hanover, opened in 2014. According to DEN director Jamie Coughlin, it has since grown into a focal point for entrepreneurship at Dartmouth by organizing 135 events, engaging with over 3,000 participants and funding over 60 venture ideas.
Dartmouth students were largely in favor of giving minority applicants preference in admissions and faculty hiring procedures, a recent study co-authored by Madeline Brown ’16, Lauren Martin ’16 and government professors John Carey and Yusaku Horiuchi found.