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The Sustainability Solutions Café is a lecture-based program, granting sustainability proponents an opportunity to teach about sustainable problem solving solutions. Dartbeat interviewed Salman Rajput ’14, founder of the sustainable food enterprise Solving Dinner, to discuss different approaches to sustainability at Dartmouth.
If the College is ever raided by marauding barbarians, at least one campus group will be well prepared to defend it. The Medieval Enthusiasts at Dartmouth are a group of undergraduates, alumni and community members that share a passion for all things medieval — costumes, archery, fencing and feasting.
About a decade ago, Massachusetts Institute of Technology history department chair Craig Steven Wilder, then a professor at Dartmouth, began to research how black abolitionists were excluded from colleges before the Civil War. After discovering that some of these abolitionists had attended the College, he turned to the archives of Rauner Special Collections Library, where his findings took him through college founder Eleazar Wheelock’s personal papers and Samson Occom’s diary to the intersection of American slavery and colonial colleges.
Although he lost his bid to Virginia’s House of Delegates on Election Day, Colin Harris ’13 said that he has gained “a million” stories from his time on the campaign trail — from encounters with community members to a heated confrontation with a llama.
When activist Tanya Kappo first began using the hashtag #IdleNoMore on Twitter to promote social justice for the indigenous peoples of Canada, she had no idea that she was starting a nationwide movement. The Idle No More movement has since inspired hundreds of protests, a hunger strike and highway blockades throughout North America. Kappo discussed the movement and the indigenous struggle in Canada in a lecture on Wednesday.
A report released by consulting company Sightlines indicates that many college campuses are in need of massive repairs, but growing costs associated with outdated structures pose a serious financial problem, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported. Administrators across the country must decide which buildings to rebuild, maintain or tear down. Since funds are not available to repair everything, some buildings will need to be eliminated, and many institutions plan to reduce their current campus size. Though building investments by private colleges have increased, public university spending is flatlining. Many public colleges, in particular, have reached their debt limits and can no longer borrow money for projects.
In 1990, there were only 45 senior women at Dartmouth who majored in the sciences. The number has since more than doubled, thanks largely to programs such as the Women in Science Project and professors’ ongoing efforts to reach out to women undergraduates.
The sailing team continued to reach new heights, putting together yet another remarkable weekend. The team competed in four regattas in the Northeast, placing in the top four in all of them. Additionally, four Big Green sailors earned New England Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association honors as sailors of the week. Matt Wefer ’14 and Avery Plough ’14 were named coed sailors of the week after pulling off a key win in the A-division of the Professor Schell Trophy. Deirdre Lambert ’15 and Carissa Crawford ’14 were also recognized for their division win at the Victorian Urn.
Dominant in their fall season swan song, the tennis teams sent a clear message to the Ivy League that it is ready for 2014, with the exciting prospect of success to replace the memory of a spring season that left the Big Green knowing it could do better. The men traveled to Minneapolis to compete in the Gopher Invitational, hosted by the University of Minnesota, and Cambridge, Mass., to compete in the Harvard Halloween Invitational, while the women enjoyed their first home action of the fall campaign in the Big Green Invitational, which included West Virginia University, the University of Massachusetts and Boston University.
Denice Frohman, of the poetry slam duo Sister Outsider and the latest world poetry slam champion, offered a few suggestions to the students and faculty crowded at One Wheelock Tuesday night.
Having studied on the China foreign study program, subsequently serving twice as director’s assistant and authoring the student handbook for the FSP and LSA+, I am disappointed by Jon Miller’s grossly inaccurate portrayals of the programs. First and foremost, academics are emphasized. Students frequently cite the heavy workload and ask for less; the requests are always declined because of the academic priority. It is impossible to place the students in classes with the Chinese as the latter’s proficiency is much higher.
This week, I have a story for you. I hope this little parable illustrates a rarely talked about, yet supremely injurious aspect of our collegiate life — bicycle theft. I believe the way in which students treat each other’s two-wheeled transit machines speaks volumes about systemic issues of injustice in our community.