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College admissions officials and high school counselors from across the country met to discuss current problems with the college admissions process at the annual conference of the National Association for College Admission Counseling in Seattle, Wash., last weekend. Two major issues discussed were the use of standardized tests in the admissions process along with the disclosure of students' disciplinary records. William Fitzsimmons, dean of admissions at Harvard, presented the findings of a study on standardized tests performed by college admissions officials and argued that while standardized tests have many advantages, they are imprecise in measuring a student's academic ability, according to The New York Times. Several college officials were also concerned about the challenges economically disadvantaged students face on standardized tests compared to those who have access to test preparation tools. Other members of the NACAC expressed concern about sharing students' disciplinary records as some secondary schools voluntarily submit the reports while others are more inclined to keep disciplinary data confidential, Inside Higher Education web site reported. Many officials noted that colleges are not looking for small infractions, but rather major incidents or patterns of misbehavior. The NACAC recommends that schools "report any significant change in a candidate's academic status or qualifications."
Former United States Senate majority leader George Mitchell, D-Maine, spoke to a crowd of over 300 Dartmouth students and faculty in Spaulding Auditorium on Monday, giving a lecture titled "America's Role in the World." The United States should address hostility abroad in order to confront the global challenges of the 21st century, including the current economic crisis, global climate change and nuclear proliferation, Mitchell said in his speech.
Timothy Geithner '83, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, has been propelled into the public spotlight with his involvement in the current financial crisis.
As Wall Street scrambles to resolve this week's historic economic crisis, seismic changes to the foundations of the financial world have threatened millions of jobs and left Dartmouth's prospective investment bankers unsure of what lies ahead for their careers.
The "Tiny Tackle" of Dartmouth's late-1960s football team, Treasury Secretary Henry "Hank" Paulson '68, may have to conjure up the football grit he was known for to conquer his newest foe: a Wall Street meltdown of proportions unseen since the Great Depression. The former CEO and chairman of Goldman Sachs is the principal architect of the $700 million economic bailout plan -- voted down in the House of Representatives yesterday -- designed to prevent the U.S. credit crunch from wreaking havoc on the global economy.
Also on Monday, Citigroup announced plans to acquire Wachovia's banking operations for $1 per share, a deal encouraged by Timothy Geithner '83, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Despite catching the Crusaders off guard with a goal within the first minute of play, Dartmouth field hockey could not maintain its early advantage as the Big Green fell to Holy Cross, 3-2, Sunday afternoon in Hanover.
Dartmouth got on the board early when Bryan Giudicelli '11 drilled home the follow-up off a free kick from Craig Henderson '09 in the second minute. No other goals were scored by either team on the day.
To the Editor:
Even though most sophomore males have by now either decided to be unaffiliated or are choosing a house based on existing friendships, atmosphere or post-college benefits, there always exists a small portion of campus for which the really hard decision is whether or not to pledge. For those among us, I will reflect on my unaffiliated path in the hopes of aiding your decision. (Pardon, ladies, but I know too little about sororities to opine effectively).
I have the utmost pleasure of belonging to the Class of 2012, the best class Dartmouth College has ever had. But as we transition from the glorious dramas of high school to Dartmouth's hallowed halls, we naive '12s forget that the duty falls upon us to combat the stereotypes others hold about the baby 'shmen.
When the Dartmouth Film Society selected "Smoke and Mirrors" as its fall season theme, however, they had a greater range of special effects in mind.
Like every responsible American, I tuned into
As I spent my summer in Northampton, Mass.,