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Day of the Dead display will continue through Wednesday night

(11/07/12 10:30am)

A special holiday was recognized on Oct. 31and celebrations have not yet ceased in Baker-Berry Library. No, the holiday to which I’m referring is not Halloween, but Day of the Dead, a Mexican celebration that is observed from October 31st to November 2nd. The colorful display across from the Stacks entrance on First Floor Berry serves as an altar to honor this traditional holiday.

World Music Percussion Ensemble will perform ‘Turn the Beat Around'

(11/07/12 4:00am)

Tomorrow, the Hopkins Center's World Music Percussion Ensemble will perform "Turn the Beat Around," a lively musical and cultural celebration of popular jazz, dance and R&B songs of the 1970s and their Latin and African roots. A collaboration between the World Music Percussion Ensemble and Bala Bala, the performance is an ensemble of jazz and world music musicians from the Upper Valley led by Hafiz Shabazz, the director of the World Music Percussion Ensemble.

Tyler Sikura '15 continues to shine in sophomore campaign

(11/07/12 4:00am)

In only his second year at Dartmouth, Tyler Sikura '15 has established himself as one of the cornerstones of the men's hockey team on and off the ice. The Aurora, Ont. native came off a dominant freshman season during which he tied for the team lead with 25 points with 11 goals and 14 assists and was one of only five players on the team to dress for all 33 games.

Women's rugby earns spot in Ivy Conference 15s playoffs

(11/07/12 4:00am)

The Big Green jumped out to a fast start, as Diana Wise '15 scored on a 60-meter sprint for a try followed by a successful conversion by co-captain Karoline Walter '13 only 10 minutes into the game. Continuing the Big Green's early dominance, Mayowa Willoughby '14 broke through several defenders to allow for a second try from Matt Sturm '13 to increase the lead to 12-0.

Chang: Starve the Artist

(11/07/12 4:00am)

Everyone loves a martyr. From Socrates to Joan of Arc, Jesus to John F. Kennedy, the nobility that naturally accompanies such unfailing resolution and sacrifice is immense, and the praise that follows is unparalleled, though not always deserved. From the notion of martyrdom, however, has emerged a few other only tangentially related and mostly self-produced concepts of suffering for a cause. The starving artist, in particular, is an image that has long captured the attention of a public that loves a lost cause.

Blair: Hardly Hazing

(11/07/12 4:00am)

Anyone who attended the Homecoming bonfire this year will know that the College, in accordance with what is apparently an annual theme, has increased its efforts to tame and domesticate the event. The distance between the bystanders and the runners was much larger than in previous years and was enforced at intervals by water barriers. Safety and Security officers were much more vigilant about preserving the boundary between runners and bystanders one friend informed me that the group he was with was threatened with arrest if they jumped into the circle and ran with the freshmen. I know of at least one person who was chided at length by a College official for shouting negative comments. He was told, "We're trying to make this a more positive event."

Daily Debriefing

(11/07/12 4:00am)

Boston University was invited to join the Association ofAmerican Universities, a group of prestigious research universities, on Monday, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported. The invitation marks the second time since 2009 that the association has added a new member, increasing the number of institutions to 62. The association's invitation was extended after a review of BU's research infrastructure, quality of faculty, doctoral programs and other criteria, The Chronicle reported. The Georgia Institute of Technology was the last institution to be added to the association, while the University of Nebraska at Lincoln became the first university to have its membership retracted in 2011.

NHH marks 170 years of psychiatric treatment

(11/07/12 4:00am)

Last week, New Hampshire Hospital celebrated its 170th year of caring for the mentally ill with memorabilia displays highlighting the institution's history and a speech by New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch. Despite shifts throughout the hospital's history, NHH continues to treat patients while focusing on preserving dignity and respect, according to NHH Assistant Medical Director and Geisel School of Medicine professor Alexander de Nesnera.

Lemon Tree fills gift store niche

(11/07/12 4:00am)

Since its opening over a week ago, home decor and gift shop Lemon Tree has attracted a number of Dartmouth students and Upper Valley customers. With products ranging from handbags and scarves to novelty cuff links, Lemon Tree occupies the space that formerly housed JuliAna clothing boutique and aims to fill a need for a reliable gift store in Hanover, owner and manager Melissa Haas said.