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Former Pennsylvania State University President Graham Spanier was charged with covering up allegations of child abuse against Penn State's former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education. Prosecutors accused Spanier and two other university officials of perjury, obstructing justice, failing to report a crime and endangering children, calling their actions a "conspiracy of silence." Spanier denied knowledge of Sandusky's abuse of children in university shower rooms, saying that he thought Sandusky was only "horseplaying around." Evidence suggests, however, that Spanier knew what was happening, The Chronicle reported.
The ability to communicate complex ideas in an easily understandable way is just as important as understanding the ideas themselves, "The Way Things Work" author David Macaulay said in a lecture on Friday afternoon in Spanos Auditorium.
Michelle Meyers '83, former assistant director of equal opportunity at the College, died of breast cancer on Oct. 29. She was 51 years old.
Jenny Che '14 and Gardiner Kreglow '14 will take over as editor-in-chief and publisher of The Dartmouth next term, the outgoing directorate announced on Friday night at the paper's annual Changeover ceremony at Casque and Gauntlet Senior Society.
Public school educator Mitchell Kurz '73 was unanimously selected as a candidate for the Dartmouth Board of Trustees in a Nov. 2 vote held by the Alumni Council. Kurz is nominated to replace Peter Robinson '79, who retired this year after serving two terms as a member of the Board. Kurz emerged as a top candidate because of his dedication to teaching and service, success in his field and "enthusiasm and passion" for Dartmouth, according to Nominating Committee Chair Peter Frederick '65.
The speeches were part of a larger rally that also featured Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and democratic New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch. All speakers stressed the need for New Hampshire residents to vote on Tuesday. With many polls indicating that the race is close, New Hampshire's four electoral votes could make the difference in the election.
This fall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is home to a new exhibition, "Regarding Warhol: 60 Artists, 50 Years." This exhibition celebrates Andy Warhol's eminence and innovation as a pop artist, as well as the effect his work has had on subsequent artists.
The 3-D, black-and-white stop-motion film "Frankenweenie" (2012), directed and produced by Tim Burton, follows the basic plotline of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" but adds that unmistakable stop-motion comedy-horror family vibe that made Burton famous. Young Victor Frankenstein's (Charlie Tahan) attempts at going from nerd-chic to jock-cool backfire when his first baseball game leads to the death of his dog Sparky. Victor manages to reanimate the dog, but his classmates soon figure out his formula and begin to bring back to life pets of their own that unleash chaos upon the town fair. "Frankenweenie" features additional voice acting from Martin Short, Martin Landau and Winona Ryder, and it explores the power of a boy's love for man's best friend. Luke Katler
Since leaving Dartmouth, Shonda Rhimes '91 has established herself as a successful showrunner, producing and writing the Emmy Award-winning medical drama series "Grey's Anatomy" and its spinoff "Private Practice." At the College, she was heavily involved with the Black Underground Theater Association and was a creative writing major. Although "Private Practice" will come to an end after this season, Rhimes has recently been enjoying success with her new show "Scandal," as well as the announcement of a new series, "Mila 2.0."
This term's production of Tony Kushner's 1993 Pulitzer Prize-winning play features the self-contained first part of the production, which is divided into two parts, "Millennium Approaches" and "Perestroika."
Vince Marriott: Once again, basketball season is upon us. While I'm not usually a huge fan of the sport at a professional level, the recent resurgence of the Philadelphia 76ers has me excited for what could happen this year. It hasn't been a great start so far, however, as my team currently sits at 1-1 with the lowest scoring average in the entire NBA. Even so, I'll be keeping a close eye on this squad as it looks to win its first championship since 1983. The beauty of the NBA season is that there are always good games to watch, but I'll definitely be watching when the Sixers take on the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday on national television. (Wednesday, 8 p.m., ESPN)