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In the most crucial game of the year so far, the men’s soccer team (10-4-2, 4-1-1 Ivy League) takes on Brown University (5-5-6, 2-2-2 Ivy) Saturday on Burnham Field, looking to win its first Ancient Eight title since 2011.
The final week of classes brings high drama to the fields of Hanover, as the football team fights to stay alive for the Ivy League title and the men’s soccer team could secure an NCAA Tournament berth with a win. The women’s cross country team is competing for a spot in the national championships, running in the Northeast Regionals.
Brown University: A student who reported being given spiked drinks at a Brown University fraternity party on Oct. 17 tested positive for the date-rape drug GHB, the Brown Daily Herald reported. Results for another student who reported consuming a spiked beverage are pending. One of the two students also reported being sexually assaulted that night. An investigation into both the allegations of sexual assault and the spiked drinks is currently underway.
On Oct. 30, religion professor Randall Balmer discovered that 43 students who had seemingly answered in-class quiz questions using hand-held clickers had not been present in his course, “Sports, Ethics and Religion.”
A local architecture company has recommended the rebuilding of Moosilauke Ravine Lodge, built in 1938, and the College will tear down the Ledyard Clubhouse.
The Office of Pluralism and Leadership will begin searching for a new director in the winter. Since former director Alysson Satterlund left in July, Center for Gender and Student Engagement director Reese Kelly has served as OPAL’s interim director and the office has focused on filling other vacant positions.
Participation in Student Assembly doubled this year to 95, and the executive board expanded from seven to 15 members. This growth, along with two campus campaigns and smaller initiatives, like a debate on the D-Plan and dinner between student leaders and the Board of Trustees, mark highlights of the Assembly’s fall term.
The women’s basketball team opens its season this Sunday at Leede Arena against the New Jersey Institute of Technology. To prepare for the season, The Dartmouth has profiled each of the Ivy League’s eight teams for a quick look at the season ahead.
In its most recent issue, the Dartmouth Alumni Magazine published a letter in which John Barchilon ’60 wrote: “The College accepts too many politically combustible women and minorities who fail to grasp that they were admitted to an elite traditional institution older than the United States. Instead of saying, ‘Thank you,’ they try to change the majority of Dartmouth students and traditions in ways that attract an endless stream of politically incorrect wisecracks.”
On Oct. 24, the Student and Presidential Committee on Sexual Assault released recommendations based on feedback from its symposium on sexual assault and information gathered from students at various “town hall” meetings. The seventh item under the “prevention” heading recommends a ban of the notorious website Bored at Baker, with the justification that “Bored@Baker sends a message of intolerance of communities, online and otherwise, that perpetuate cyberbullying and violence by explicitly targeting individuals and identities notably women, people of color and LGBTQIA. SPCSA recommends banning Bored@Baker from Dartmouth’s sever [sic].”
Returning to Dartmouth after performing a solo concert in 2011, Grammy Award-winning jazz guitarist and composer Pat Metheny will grace Spaulding Auditorium’s stage for a lively show on Saturday. This time, he will be leading and playing as a member of the Pat Metheny Unity Group, a five-man troupe consisting of Metheny, saxophonist Chris Potter, drummer Antonio Sanchez, bassist Ben Williams and all-around performer Giulio Carmassi.
Documentary films and found footage films involve incredibly disparate processes. While documentaries are based on presentating fact, found footage films are based on distorting and altering pre-existing footage. Where one is logical and informative, the other is whimsical and entertaining. Tonight, two film classes — Film Studies 30, “Documentary Videomaking,” and Film Studies 47, “Found Footage” — will screen their term projects in Loew Auditorium.
The women’s basketball team and its second-year coaching staff are set to kick off the season at home Sunday, against the New Jersey Institute of Technology — the Big Green’s first opening game in Hanover since the 2009-10 season.
Think about what you could buy with $10 million (Three cups of coffee from KAF, three mozzarella sticks and two tenders from late night?). That was the first-place prize in the 2014 World Series of Poker championship Tuesday.
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Whatever you’re writing about this finals season — whether it’s “the symbolism of the monster as a hyper-feminized figure existing in opposition of the contemporary masculine ideal,” the neural correlates of nose picking or any other dry, academic topic —set it aside. Write about these instead: