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Daily Debriefing

(11/04/13 11:40pm)

The Obama administration will begin emailing 3.5 million student loan borrowers in the next month in an attempt to bolster enrollment in government income-based repayment programs, Inside Higher Education reported. According to a sample email, one targeted group will be borrowers who owe $25,000 or more and are currently using a grace period, but department spokespeople declined to discuss other borrowers who would receive emails. The initiative is part of Obama’s higher education reform plan, launched in August. Despite previous attempts to promote registration in income-based programs, as of June enrollment remained at around 7 percent of borrowers whose loans were in repayment

Greeks, PAAR raise over $100,000 for CHaD

(11/04/13 11:38pm)

Over the past few weeks, 15 of the College’s 23 Panhellenic and Interfraternity Council Greek houses participated in the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hero Inter-Greek fundraising competition, part of the annual CHaD Hero half marathon and Ripcord 5K. The competition ended Monday and is expected to raise over $100,000, said Ethan Portnoy '14, philanthropy all-American rush co-president. Proceeds from the competition, hosted by PAAR, will benefit the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth.

More than a Game

(11/04/13 8:04pm)

Marathons are one of the ultimate tests of endurance and mental toughness for athletes. Athletes begin training plans, start months in advance and precisely calculate mileage to maximize performance on race day. The decision to run a marathon comes with many sacrifices, as runners change their diets, sleep schedules and social lives to focus on the upcoming challenge.