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In an effort to increase transparency about college costs, a new federal rule which will be enacted next October mandates that colleges must post online calculators that determine the approximate cost of attendance for a student after receiving grants, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported Sunday. Students often have trouble determining the real cost of attending a certain college because details are not available until just weeks before they must accept colleges' offers, giving students little time to consider their implications, according to The Chronicle. The expected family contribution calculators are anticipated to have considerable effects on student decisions, according to The Chronicle, leading to some concerns that they could pose problems for colleges if they are inaccurate. Although many colleges support the implementation of the new rule, some universities that do not utilize a simple formula when awarding grants such as the University of Pennsylvania may have difficulty designing accurate calculators.
The defense team for Steven Hayes who was convicted of murdering Hayley Petit and her mother and sister in 2007, and who is expected to be sentenced to death for the crime has asked New Haven Superior Court Judge Jon Blue to either grant Hayes a new trial or sentence him to life in prison without parole, The Middletown Press reported Friday. Hayes's lawyers have cited extensive media coverage and the political nature of the trial as factors that could have biased members of the jury against Hayes.
Gabrielle Emanuel '10 has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship, the Rhodes Trust, which administers the scholarship, announced on Saturday. Emanuel is the 73rd Dartmouth student to receive the scholarship, which allows winners to pursue a graduate program of their choice at Oxford University.
Salas was one of 12 students who planned a 36-hour hunger strike to raise awareness and elicit a more vocal response from the College administration for the DREAM Act, he said. Organizers called off the strike which was scheduled to end on Tuesday morning at around 5:30 p.m. on Monday after College President Jim Yong Kim's Chief of Staff David Spalding sent an e-mail to organizer Irvin Gomez '14 assuring the students that Kim would make his already existing support for the Act more clear.
The type of medical care received by cancer patients near the end of their lives varies based on geographic location and the focus of local health care systems, according to research published by the Dartmouth Atlas project on November 16. In many cases, care does not reflect patient needs or desires, the study found.
Although the 2010 American Music Awards show was far from unpredictable, it made one thing quite clear: In addition to dominating the airwaves, the current crop of young stars has won the hearts of both the public and music critics. During Sunday's broadcast of the awards, Rihanna sizzled, "Bieber Fever" took over and Taylor Swift debuted a new look.
Her observation was sad but probably true. Much of the audience many younger than 10 years old probably knew only actor Daniel Radcliffe as the legendary Boy Who Lived. To them, the latest Harry Potter film may be just another special effects blockbuster akin to the latest CGI movie from DreamWorks or Disney.
In a recent article in The New York Times, Stanley Fish reviews a new study of the higher education industry by Robert B. Archibald and David H. Feldman. In their book, "Why Does College Cost So Much?" (2010). Archibald and Feldman argue that while it's true tuition has risen faster than inflation for decades, this increase is not the product of poor management within colleges but rather of external pressures. Fish acquits the usual suspects administrative bloat and resultant Soviet efficiency remarking that while serving as a dean at the University of Illinois at Chicago he "encountered the rising costs of personnel, laboratory equipment, security, compliance demands, information systems and much more every day." The three authors are united in blaming the increased cost of doing business, especially "change in the sophistication and cost of technology," for skyrocketing tuition. They contend that colleges would be criminally negligent to "hold out for pencil, paper and blackboard instruction," so they have no choice but to burden students with the cost of keeping up to date.
Bashing men on the issue of sexual assault became a persistent theme at Dartmouth this Fall term. A song attacking fraternity members as soul-stealing rapists was sent out to campus ("Out of Control," Oct. 4), and received open support from several students. The grave nature of such attacks even put Dartmouth men such as Tom Mandel '11 ("I am a Dartmouth Frat Bro," Oct. 6) in a position of needing to defend themselves against crimes they have never committed. "I am not a rapist, nor do I work to create a safe haven for sexual violence,'" Mandel stated in the first lines of his column.
"We are really excited to go to nationals," team president Melanie Pastuck '11 said. "Qualifying this year is a big deal, especially for the seniors."