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Edwards, a former senator from North Carolina who ran on the Democratic ticket in 2004, was met with a standing ovation as he began his speech with an attack on the current administration. He argued that the government needed to start "truth-telling," no matter how uncomfortable the truth may be.
Reductions in the College's retiree health care benefits plan for faculty and staff were contested at the Fall term meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, held in Alumni Hall on Monday. The meeting culminated with a motion to send the proposed new plan to the Committee on Faculty for further review.
To the Editor:
In its final two matches of the season and the last for graduating seniors Katie Hirsch '08, Sandy Barbut '08 and Frances Samolowicz '08, the Dartmouth women's volleyball team swept through league rivals Cornell and Columbia at home on Friday and Saturday. The wins assured the Big Green (15-9, 8-6 Ivy) of fourth place in the conference, its best finish in eight years.
While Iowa's size proved to be too much for the Big Green, Dartmouth never backed down and actually out-rebounded the much bigger Hawkeye front line.
The hook of Obeidallah's act was his political humor and his outlook on being Arab-American in a post-9/11 world. I appreciated the unique focus, which gives Obeidallah an automatic edge over many comedians. No one needs to hear more jokes about the stereotypical bad relationship or the no-brainer differences between men and women.
We Americans work a lot. A 2005 study by the Families and Work Institute found that two-thirds of Americans are either "highly" or "chronically" overworked, and it shows in our faces and sighs. All American workers face the basic conflict between material comfort and leisure time. Why can't we have a lot of both? The immediate answer is our market-driven economy, which ensures that punishment for slacking off is swift and dire. The deeper answer is the interaction of two inconveniences fundamental to humanity: hedonism and narcissism.
Hillary Clinton, you have a choice to make. You can be a strong leader and forceful Democratic presidential candidate who stands as a credit to female equality in this country, or you can regress into a crybaby politician who hides behind her dresses and pantsuits.
The Green sprang into brilliance Sunday night in observance of the major Indian and Nepalese holiday festival of Diwali. Diwali, which occurs in late autumn, celebrates the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil. On Sunday night, the second day of the week-long holiday, participants marked the occasion by lighting hundreds of candles along the pathways in the green. At the center, candles were arranged in the form of the auspicious symbol Ohm and to spell out the word Shanti, which means peace. The event was organized by the Upper-Valley Shanti organization, which consists of both college students and local families.
Members of different classes should not make assumptions about each other, Jodi Pfarr, a consultant for Aha! Process Inc., said in a day-long "Bridges out of Poverty" seminar Saturday in the East Wheelock Cluster. Pfarr, who grew up in generational poverty in South Dakota and has worked for Catholic Charities, the Salvation Army and the St. Paul Police Department, emphasized the importance of listening to people from other classes instead of making assumptions about their problems and imposing solutions.
The women's visit was part of a continuing initiative by Dartmouth Students for John Edwards 2008 to create a strong Edwards support base on campus. The initiative began with an appearance by Elizabeth Edwards in October.
The Dartmouth Alumni Council filed a brief Thursday calling on the Grafton County Superior Court to dismiss the Association of Alumni's lawsuit against the College. The "friend of the court" brief, or amicus curiae, argues that the executive committee of the Association does not have the authority to file a suit and that its legal action goes against the will of a majority of the alumni body.
The forum was sponsored by a group of students from several organizations.
Over 350 alumnae returned to Hanover this weekend for a three-day program commemorating the 35th anniversary of coeducation at the College. The weekend was filled both with celebration and with contemplation of the struggles women at the College continue to face.