The Virginia Supreme Court ruled that Virginia Polytechnic Institute was not negligent when officials did not notify campus of a shooting on April 16, 2007. Seung-Hui Cho fatally shot two students in a residence hall before killing 31 others, including himself, in an academic building two hours later. The plaintiffs, family members of two of the victims in the second shooting argued that their children could have taken precautions against a shooter if they had been informed. Last year, a civil jury found in favor of the families, but the state appealed and pushed the case to the state Supreme Court. Virginia Supreme Court Justice Cleo Powell ruled that there was no way for Virginia Tech to foresee the second shooting incident.
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On Saturday evening, the Big Green lost a heartbreaker to Harvard University after Alex Park ’14’s pass was intercepted by sophomore Jaron Wilson with 19 seconds left in the game.
Lindsay Ellis ’15 and Carla Larin ’15 will become editor-in-chief and publisher of The Dartmouth beginning next term, the outgoing directorate announced at Saturday’s annual Changeover ceremony at Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.
The football team lost by three points on Saturday.
When it comes to movies, I have a viewing policy comparable to that of a mountain goat: I consume everything I can. When I go home for breaks, I head on down to the local library and grab films I haven’t seen off its well-stocked shelves. Most of the time, I get clunkers and time-passers, but it’s the rare gems that make my indiscriminate watching habits worthwhile.
An accomplished solo pianist and member of X.ado, the Christian a cappella group on campus, Sarah Wang ’14 has accomplished her goal to be involved with music in some capacity while in college.
“Whiplash: When the Vietnam War Rolled a Hand Grenade Into the Animal House” is not an average story of college life. Denis O’Neill ’70 writes about middle-aged strippers picking up dollars bills from brave audience members and freshmen lined up on the fourth floor of New Hampshire residence hall competing to become the king, the title given to the one with the biggest male anatomy. Denis gives a raw, borderline crude, image of his times: road trips were measured by beers per mile and classmates dropped acid on I-89 to enliven the dreary journey. These outlandish tales can hold their own, but the book is anchored by the fact that all of these youthful antics were overshadowed by the Vietnam War and the ensuing drama that enveloped the entire campus.
This Friday, the DJ group A Tribe Called Red performed two shows in Collis Common Ground, combining native tribal music with popular beats and samples from American pop music.
The New York City Council, with the full backing of soon to be former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, enacted a bill that would raise the legal age for purchasing cigarettes to 21 within city limits. Considering the anti-smoking measures that the city has already adopted during Bloomberg’s reign, this newest effort comes as little surprise, and it is certainly consistent with the mayor’s other efforts to make America’s largest city a healthier place. With the costs of medical care continuing to rise, such endeavors may be, in a general idealistic sense, admirable. If an ounce of prevention really is worth a pound of cure, then perhaps New York City’s pro-health legislation — smokers and soda-lovers be damned — is a good thing.
Cries of Dartmouth being a racist institution have rung out loudly in my time as a student here. Open acts of racism have certainly occurred and cannot be ignored, but there are some who respond to these incidents by accusing the whole campus of being complacent in the mistreatment of students of color. This has left many well-intentioned white students confused about their role in the oppression that certain students feel, as well as confused about what they can actually do to help.
If you were wondering where all those people dressed up as cartoon characters were going last weekend, they were participating in Kappa Delta’s (KD) third annual Shamrock 5K on Sun., Oct. 27. This year, the sorority decided to add a theme — Cartoons for the Kids — in order to differentiate this event from the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD) Hero Half-Marathon and Ripcord 5K, which occurred the weekend before.
Popular on-campus improv comedy group The Dog Day Players was determined the winner of the monthly Students with Drive grant program from Zipcar and Ford for the month of October. Through this program, the group will receive $5,500 to use toward travel and tour as necessary.
Last week, a Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) altar by Los Angeles-based artist Rigo Maldonado was installed in Baker-Berry Library. Dia de los Muertos, a Mexican holiday celebrated around the world, honors deceased friends and family members through various festivities, with a special focus on altar-building.
College President Phil Hanlon spoke at the Digital French and Italian conference.
There was a time when dressing up as a rabbit was the highlight of your year.
The Great Vermont Corn Maze is one of multiple maize-themed attractions in the Upper Valley available for students who wish to get lost off campus.