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In late August, the Town of Hanover bid farewell to Salubre Trattoria and made way for Base Camp Cafe, a family-style restaurant located on Lebanon Street. Last Thursday, the cafe — which serves Nepalese cuisine that uses local, organic produce — opened its business to Hanover residents and college students.
A program dedicated to connecting freshmen with academic, community and social events during the first six weeks of classes has continued this fall, publishing a calendar filled with library tours, religious meetings and Greek Leadership Council-approved social events.
No Panhellenic sorority will require members to work for financial aid for membership dues, the council announced Monday. The shift to an entirely need-based scholarship system is part of an effort to promote financial inclusivity within the system.
College President Phil Hanlon is finally taking up arms against a sea of ugly press. Since the publication of the now infamous 2012 Rolling Stone exposé, Dartmouth has been rocked by unflattering media attention, including a 2013 New York Times article on Dartmouth’s handling of a “string of embarrassing episodes,” a slew of negative articles in the Huffington Post and a highly circulated media campaign by women’s rights group UltraViolet announcing that “Dartmouth has a rape problem.” The presidential steering committee, created nearly five months ago, has fielded ideas from students, faculty and alumni on the most effective ways to combat Dartmouth’s social maladies. This lengthy brainstorm is coming to a close; this past week, Hanlon met with Greek leaders. At the meeting, the group floated some solutions, which include a blanket ban on hard alcohol and the recent elimination of pledge term.
This spring, the Board of Trustees voted to raise tuition and mandatory fees by 2.9 percent. While this was the lowest increase since 1977, it was still significantly higher than the nation’s inflation rate, as has been the case for at least the past decade. As in previous years, the Trustees failed to meaningfully explain those tuition hikes to the students and families who must pay these higher prices. This lack of transparency and accountability is deeply troubling.
This weekend’s two-day tournament came down to just one stroke for the men’s golf team, in its second straight tournament win, this one at Cornell University’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Course. Driven by Ian Kelsey ’18 in his first college tournament, the Big Green won the 15-team tournament by just one stroke over the University of Delaware and the University of Pennsylvania.
Guided by new coaching and shifts in training, the women’s rugby team eviscerated Princeton University in its first Ivy League game of the season by a lopsided score of 62-3. In last year’s win over Princeton, the final score was 7-5 in favor the Big Green.
Each year, 100 Thousand Poets for Change chooses a day when poets, musicians and artists from around the world gather at local events to share poetry and their passion for social, political and environmental change. This year’s events will take place on Saturday at locations spread across 450 cities and about 100 countries.
So it’s the second week of add/drop period, and you’re still looking for that third class? Here are a few suggestions that just might be the perfect fit.
If you haven’t heard of Ill Fayze yet, you must live under a rock. His social relevancy within the Dartmouth Bubble is about equivalent to Scotland’s independence in the real world. Marcus Reid ’18, otherwise known by his stage name Ill Fayze, became a campus celebrity after releasinghis song “McLaughlin Anthem.”
Fraternities must abolish pledge terms for new members, members of the Interfraternity Council decided unanimously on Sunday night. The vote does not come with any new enforcement measures, IFC president Wil Chockley ’15 said, noting that College and government policies already ban hazing. Its student-driven nature, combined with a fear of system-wide retribution if a fraternity violates the policy, will contribute to its enforcement, fraternity presidents interviewed said.