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Over the last several years, the court of public opinion has been the petition trustees' choice forum in which to oppose decisions made by Dartmouth's leadership, but now they have moved their cause to a court of law.
Former President Bill Clinton told a crowd of 300 at West Lebanon High School Tuesday night that the experience and competence his wife, Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., would bring to the presidency makes her the strongest contender for the job.
Mohammad Usman '10 was recently featured in the Boston Globe for currently being the only male enrolled at Wellesley College, an all female institution in Massachusetts. Usman applied to spend the semester at Wellesley with another male friend. His term away from Dartmouth is allowed as a result of an agreement among 11 universities, including Dartmouth, for student exchanges. Usman and his friend were both accepted for this fall, but only Usman decided to attend. There have been male exchange students in the past at Wellesley, but Usman is the first in years, making him well-known throughout the campus. "Being at an all women's institution has raised my awareness on the barriers gender sometimes places on women within an academic setting," Usman said in an e-mail to The Dartmouth. "Specifically, I have noticed -- relative to my Dartmouth courses -- that women at Wellesley exhibit a greater degree of freedom and feel more comfortable expressing their opinions within the classroom, in my opinion." Usman is living on campus and holds a Wellelsey school ID that he is frequently asked to produce in order to prove his enrollment and legitimacy on campus. He applied to Wellesley without the knowledge of his parents, the Globe reported.
Skis and snowboards do not grow on trees, however. Neither do season passes.
When running for office last spring, current Student Body President Travis Green '08 told the students that the "issue of socioeconomic class silently divides our campus."
The Panhellenic Council voted unanimously to institute a mandatory sexual assault awareness program for all sorority pledge classes come winter at its last Fall term meeting. The program will mirror the one already in place for fraternities and organized by the Interfraternity Council, Mentors Against Violence and Sexual Assault Peer Advisors.
Nelson has served as acting dean since James Larimore left the College to fill a position at Swarthmore in July 2006.
As a result of a recent court challenge by the Occom Pond Neighborhood Association, construction on the Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center will be on hold until March.
I never thought I'd have to say goodbye to 2007 so soon. Oh wait, I wouldn't if Dartmouth kept to the same schedule as most schools, but that's another column for another year. On the bright side, we're certainly sending 2007 out with a bang. Yep, you guessed it, the festival of lights begins tonight, and what a gift I've already been given. This dumping of snow is just what I needed for finals period -- as if I wasn't going to have a hard enough time getting my work done. Still, while you're reading this waiting on another embarrassingly long Novack line, I'll be making some first tracks. And Professor Press, my apologies if I don't make it back in time for our 2A.
It was more than three years ago that I was given my first sports beat, covering the field hockey team, by then-Sports Editor Jon Hampton '05. Growing up in New York City I had limited knowledge of (and interest in) ice hockey, let alone its grass-based sister-sport. Yet after making the trek from the Choates to Scully-Fahey Field one September afternoon in 2004, pen and notebook in hand, my career with The Dartmouth's sports section began.
The upgrades included 1,400 feet of safety netting on the giant slalom course and the widening of both the giant slalom and slalom courses to a standard 40-meter wide slope.
This weekend I had the unfortunate experience of being kicked out of the library on a Saturday night. Naturally, the frigid walk home -- during which I was still hyped-up on "Rockstar" and the liberal arts -- was quite uncomfortable. The discomfort was only compounded by the two-daylong blitz bombardment by campus groups and offices, all of which snowballed into a colossal "don't" list in my mind:
From: [Community Director]
In case you were wondering, this delusional back story was brought to you courtesy of "Rock Band", the latest and unequivocally greatest installment in this generation's ongoing series of beat-based music video games. Developed by Harmonix Music Systems, the team that crafted "Guitar Heroes I", II and "Encore: Rocks the '80s", the much-hyped "Rock Band" is everything longtime fans of the "Guitar Hero" series could have hoped it would be, and still more. Presenting drums and the microphone as the lifelike new peripherals, "Rock Band" has summarily eclipsed "Guitar Hero" as the genre's gold standard -- understandable, considering the concept is basically "Guitar Hero" meets Percussion Hero meets Vocals Hero meets Bass Hero.
I would sell my soul for Led Zeppelin tickets. Are you listening, Satan? Good, because this is not a drill. For those of you who haven't been paying attention, Led Zeppelin, probably the most iconic rock band in the history of the art form, is getting back together for a one-off benefit concert in honor of Ahmet Ertegun, the founder of their record company, Atlantic Records.