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SEIU members vote to submit grievance claim

(10/15/10 2:00am)

Members of the Service Employees International Union Local 560 plan to file a grievance against the College for unfair labor practices, according to Local 560 President Earl Sweet. The grievance was approved by union members during their monthly meeting Thursday afternoon, a move prompted by the College's plan to award its office supplies contract to W.B. Mason, a regional office products company.

Daily Debriefing

(10/14/10 2:00am)

Newsweek ranked Dartmouth first among the 25 "most desirable rural schools" and eighth overall in the magazine's 2010 College Rankings. The rankings were based on criteria including student-faculty ratio, student population and U.S. News and World Report rankings for schools most committed to teaching. Dartmouth ranks 13th on Newsweek's "brainiacs" list, 13th on schools "stocked with jocks" and 11th out of the "best schools for power brokers." The College is also ranked the 24th most diverse school.

Sharlet examines fundamentalism in new book

(10/14/10 2:00am)

People should engage in an informed debate with Christian fundamentalists rather than alienating them, English professor Jeff Sharlet wrote in his latest book, "C Street: The Fundementalist Threat to American Democracy." Sharlet expressed his ideas using the example of a secretive organization known as the "Family," which has worked out of a residence in Washington, D.C., since the late 1980s.