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Wealth can create vicious cycles. The more money a person earns, the more scared they become of losing it, and, as such, they resort to extreme measures to protect their money. The scandal of the Panama Papers — the leaked documents exposing the offshore businesses of many wealthy individuals, of which some were shell companies used for the illegal purposes of fraud and tax evasion — details such extreme measures, making for an unbelievable chronicle that is the premise for “The Laundromat.”
Each year during the winter and spring terms, some members of the junior class are tapped by Dartmouth’s senior societies — groups that nearly all remain secret until most members reveal themselves at graduation. Tapping dates have been set for Feb. 11 to Feb. 15 for the winter term and April 7 to 11 in the spring, according to Office of Greek Life director Brian Joyce. However, the tapping dates set by the Office of Greek Life can be complicated by the operations of unrecognized senior societies at the College.
Course election is often a stressful time for Dartmouth students. Failing to register for a class can lead to entire alterations of a term schedule. Frantic messaging, swapping of classes and begging a professor to let you into class all comprise this stressful time.
When a technology entrepreneur presents a high-profile plan to the House Financial Services Committee to provide low-cost access to financial markets and payments services to billions of people without bank accounts, most people would applaud him as a 21st-century hero. But Mark Zuckerberg is no ordinary tech entrepreneur — he has earned a bad reputation as the monopolist who oversaw egregious violations of user privacy.
When I was little, I asked my mom what makes Democrats different from Republicans. She tried to figure out how to explain the difference in 10-year-old-friendly terms. My mother’s response, not entirely tongue-in-cheek, was that “Republicans are motivated by self-interest, and Democrats are concerned about what’s good for others.” The differences as I learned them were not political; they were moral.
On the road to start the season, the Big Green fell to Harvard and UNH this weekend.
The Big Green volleyball team dropped home matches against Yale and Brown this weekend.
After fighting to a scoreless tie with Columbia at home last week, the Big Green defeated Harvard on the road on Saturday.
The annual Big Green Invite this weekend concluded the fall season of the women’s tennis team. Dartmouth hosted Yale University, the University of Massachusetts and St. John’s University in round robin play, finishing 11-14 in singles and 4-6 in doubles.
This weekend, the men’s and women’s cross country teams traveled to Van Cortlandt Park in New York to compete in the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships. The men’s and women’s teams both finished eighth overall at the competition.
The men’s soccer team traveled to Cambridge last weekend to for an in-conference match-up with Harvard University. The contest ended 3-1 in the Big Green’s favor, awarding the team another three points in the Ivy League standings.
The men’s hockey team opened its season with two tough road losses to Harvard University and the University of New Hampshire.
The Big Green celebrate after a successful Hail Mary play which gave it a 9-6 win over Harvard on Saturday.
Following a win over Columbia last weekend at home, the Big Green improved to 7-0 on the season after beating Harvard Saturday on a last-second Hail Mary.
In sports, every successful season comes with its fair share of breaks, and the No. 14 Dartmouth football team certainly got one of its own on Saturday in Cambridge.
Muirhead has taught at Dartmouth since 2009.
Government department chair and Robert Clements Professor of Democracy and Politics Russell Muirhead has been named interim director of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy effective Dec. 1, the College announced today.
A wide variety of newly-formed student organizations recently obtained official recognition from the College.