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Rescreening of potent 'Chernobyl' set for Thursday

(05/18/05 9:00am)

Nuclear technology does not have a terribly illustrious legacy. The very thought of "nuclear power" conjures up ghastly images of destruction, mayhem and mutation; the term is inextricably linked to the detonation of the atomic bomb at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Until the 1980s, the effects of excess radioactivity were apparent only from the aftermath of war. Yet in 1986, that all changed when the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, widely regarded to be the worst nuclear accident in history, proved a horrifying reminder of the destructive power of nuclear technology, even when used for benign purposes.

Oversubscription persists despite expansion of faculty

(05/18/05 9:00am)

With homework piling up and final exams looming, Dartmouth students have one more problem on their minds: getting into Fall term classes. With the deadline for course registration rapidly approaching, oversubscription, the problem of students being denied acceptance to classes due to a limit, is not far from many students' minds.

'Good Sam.' group advises safety focus

(05/18/05 9:00am)

Last night, the "Good Samaritan" working group released its recommendations to revise the current "Good Samaritan" policy, with the stated aim of better protecting and supporting students. The group plans to receive community input on possible alterations until the end of the week, at which time they will make any necessary changes to the proposal and submit it to Dean of the College James Larimore.

Trustee elections tap into issues of College's future

(05/18/05 2:00am)

The election of petition candidates Peter Robinson '79 and Todd Zywicki '88, raised questions throughout the College community about what led to the petition candidates' victories and what their election means for the future of Dartmouth. The race involved a complex set of issues and the effects are far from certain.How They Won

'Stand Up' successfully explores boundaries, retains Matthews sound

(05/17/05 9:00am)

Who knew that the next huge American band would include a violin and a saxophone, draw upon backgrounds in jazz, classical and metal, and call Charlottesville, Virginia its home? Over the last 15 years or so, the Dave Matthews Band has broken down musical barriers and achieved success on its own terms. The band has established itself as the most successful touring machine since the Grateful Dead, and its climb to the top has been propelled by their evolving live performances and word-of-mouth advertising, not by radio play or MTV.

Welch speaks out against death penalty

(05/17/05 9:00am)

Bud Welch, the father of an Oklahoma City bombing victim, advocated the abolishment of the death penalty to roughly 30 Dartmouth community members in the Rockefeller Center Monday evening. While Welch, whose daughter Judy perished on April 19, 1995, initially wanted Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols executed, he has since become a renowned anti-death penalty spokesman.