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Dartmouth students volunteer for presidential campaigns

(11/08/19 7:05am)

As New Hampshire gears up to host the first-in-the-nation presidential primary, various campaigns have established themselves on campus in an effort to increase support for candidates. Student campaign volunteers can regularly be spotted at tables near Novack Cafe or on street corners around the Green in an attempt to attract grassroots support. 

College improves WiFi services as high volume leads to longer waits

(11/08/19 7:15am)

Loading screens and buffering videos have become a familiar sight for those connected to Dartmouth’s wireless networks. While a new network is currently being installed throughout campus, students have noticed slower WiFi connectivity this term, which has hindered their ability to complete assignments and communicate with others. 

Hood deputy director Juliette Bianco to receive NEMA award

(11/08/19 7:10am)

Deputy director of the Hood Museum Juliette Bianco ’94 will be presented with a 2019 New England Museum Association Excellence Award today at the association’s annual meeting, where three other Hood staff members will also be presenting their work. Bianco oversees the Hood’s exhibitions and often travels to speak about the benefits and opportunities that museums can bring to college campuses.

Zehner: Deutsche Drift

(11/08/19 7:15am)

In the next few days, people will come together to mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. As a moment of triumph over division and repression, the event deserves recognition. But it would be a mistake to believe that the bringing-down of the wall, and the reunification of Germany that followed, marked an end. Germany is still not a unified nation, and the repercussions of this are only now coming to popular attention.

Verbum Ultimum: Reframing the Narrative

(11/08/19 7:20am)

Every year in October, Dartmouth and similar institutions are required to report on their campus crime and security in accordance with the Clery Act. Topics subject to reporting include law enforcement authority, incidence of alcohol and drug use, sexual assault, and domestic or dating violence. Of particular note in this year’s report for Dartmouth was that the number of reported sexual assaults increased. 

Ahsan: Haggling with a Hurricane

(11/07/19 7:10am)

 In the op-ed pages of our various papers of record and on cable news political talk shows, it’s not uncommon to see policies proposed by public figures like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) referred to as high-minded and aspirational, but ultimately not pragmatic. For political pundits, the concept of “pragmatism” serves as a useful cudgel to wield against those earnest public figures with the aim of effecting meaningful political change. However, it is precisely this bold idealism that is necessary for effecting substantial, impactful change when it comes to tackling the climate crisis.

New interdisciplinary Russia FSP seeks final College approval

(11/07/19 7:00am)

Through the collaboration of faculty from the Russian and government departments, the Guarini Institute for International Education and the Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society, Dartmouth students may have the opportunity to participate in an interdisciplinary study abroad in Russia through a new foreign study program by the summer of 2020. 

College sees changes in sexual misconduct policy following lawsuit

(11/07/19 7:10am)

With the $14 million settlement of a federal class action lawsuit accusing the College of failing for years to act on allegations of sexual misconduct against three former psychological and brain sciences professors pending court approval, the lawsuit has spurred a number of both direct and indirect changes on campus to prevent similar incidents in the future. 

Thayer researchers develop method of detecting lies

(11/12/19 7:05am)

Researchers at the Thayer School of Engineering have developed a new framework for detecting deception. In an article recently published in the Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence, co-authors Deqing Li, a former Thayer Ph.D. student, and engineering professor Eugene Santos Jr. proposed a model which uses patterns of reasoning to better capture speaker intent.