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Learning to Read

(10/02/08 1:56pm)

Every year, nay, every term, there seems to be an affliction that spreads across campus like wildfire. I'm not talking about the infamous Dartmouth flu -- no, this is something far more serious. Common symptoms include curricula that include 10 or more books, over 100 pages of reading assigned between two consecutive classes and nightly groaning due to academic pressure, among other symptoms. This affliction is called a "reading course," and if you're like thousands of Dartmouth students, you might be at risk.

Daily Debriefing

(10/01/08 8:37am)

The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Alliance, a group of eleven organizations working to improve locally directed healthcare, will change its name to the New England Alliance for Health. The group will also transition to a limited-liability company at the beginning of next year to eliminate the complications of the current legal-corporate structure and appeal to a more regional group of organizations, according to Jason Aldous, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center media relations manager. Aldous said he hopes the inclusion of "New England" in the title will attract organizations from outside the Alliance's New Hampshire-centered sphere. The new Alliance will have a "bare-bones" bureaucratic structure, which will allow it to operate more efficiently, he said. Currently, the Alliance's Board of Trustees must approve all initiatives, including budgets, major capital expansions and hiring of chief executives. Aldous said the process seemed obsolete, as the board rarely rejected a proposal. Patient care will not be effected and community members should not be concerned by the change, Aldous said.

Pres. search decides on candidate criteria

(10/01/08 8:32am)

Dartmouth's presidential search committee has presented the criteria it will use to select the College's president, releasing a formal leadership statement on Tuesday night. The statement asserts that the next president must articulate a comprehensive vision for Dartmouth that would strengthen the academic reputation of the College and its professional schools, while building consensus among students, faculty and alumni.

Scott drops first round match of All-American tournament

(10/01/08 8:18am)

Leaving the rain in Hanover behind for California sunshine, Dartmouth women's tennis player Molly Scott '11 could not enjoy the West Coast for long, as she lost her opening match Saturday in the prequalifying draw of the 2008 Riviera-Intercolleigate Tennis Association Women's All-American championship hosted by Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif.

Tripped Out

(10/01/08 8:05am)

Upon arriving on campus for their DOC Trips, freshmen and parents are greeted by an unfamiliar sight. Spread across Robinson Hall lawn is chaos incarnate: loud music, fiery-haired demons dancing and prancing together like embers shooting from a bonfire and wide-eyed fellow freshmen aghast at the scene before them.

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