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Students react to "The O'Reilly Factor" video

(10/05/12 1:30pm)

On the morning of September 21st, Vice President Joe Biden’s appearance andrally, of course, attracted a swarm of media to Dartmouth’s campus. JesseWatters, featured frequently on "The O’Reilly Factor", was among them.“[Biden] has been very elusive sitting for an interview,” so instead, BillO’Reilly sent “Jesse Watters to see the VP,” said O'Reilly in a resulting video.

Daily Debriefing

(10/05/12 2:00am)

A recent Gallup survey shows that the majority of college admissions directors are content with the current average amount of undergraduate loans despite widespread concern regarding college students' rising debts, according to Inside Higher Ed. Responses from 576 admissions directors revealed strong support for "gapping," the policy of awarding financial aid packages short of what admitted students require in order to enroll. Many of those surveyed said that a number of institutions intentionally misrepresent and misreport data to publications that release national college rankings. Officials from private colleges were more comfortable with admitting students who may accrue debt, while community college directors were the least supportive of using loans to fund education. The survey also showed that admissions officers at public institutions planned to modify their admissions criteria if the United States Supreme Court releases a decision curtailing affirmative action policies this year, according to Inside Higher Ed.

Dickey launches fellowship program

(10/05/12 2:00am)

This fall, the Dickey Center is launching a new fellowship program that invites five postgraduate scholars to do research on campus in the field of foreign policy. The International Security and U.S. Foreign Policy Fellows program will give accepted scholars a year to focus on a research topic of interest, providing each fellow with a faculty mentor to work with as well as opportunities to present their research to professors and undergraduate students.