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Dartmouth’s culture defines itself through its long-lasting traditions, which create a community of shared experiences. These traditions, such as the Homecoming Bonfire, Winter Carnival and First-Year Trips, are a vital part of what it means to be a Dartmouth student. Without the continuity of these unique traditions, the identity of the College and its students would be completely altered. In 2016, the College introduced the house communities, a change to student life that could potentially be ingrained in the school’s tradition. The system addressed complaints from alumni who claimed that, due to the D-Plan and other factors, they often did not know anyone on their floor in their respective residence halls while they were students. Consequently, many treated their room assignments as simply somewhere to sleep, rather than a community.
Re: College hosts two community forums to discuss Israel-Hamas War
Re: Palestine Solidarity Coalition: Statement on the War in Gaza
On Oct. 12, the Phi Beta Kappa honor society inducted twenty members of the Class of 2024, honoring students who have achieved grade point averages that fall within the top 20 in their class after completing eight terms at Dartmouth within three years of matriculation. The ceremony also awarded the annual Phi Beta Kappa Sophomore Prize to members of the Class of 2025 who achieved the highest academic ranking after completing five terms, no later than two years after matriculation.
Dartmouth women's soccer — after finishing an honest 8-7-2 and 7-7-1 during the 2022 and 2021 seasons respectively — seemingly shot out of a cannon into this season. The Big Green hit the ground running, starting the season undefeated over their first 10 games, suffering their first and only loss of the season to Harvard University.
The National Football League, or the NFL, is the most-watched professional sports league in the United States, surmounting the likes of the NBA, NHL and MLB for the crown of American sports. On average, 16.7 million viewers tune into each NFL regular season game. Therefore, with such widespread viewership, it begs the question: where do Dartmouth students watch NFL games?
Coming off consecutive second place finishes at the Princeton and Yale invitationals, the Dartmouth women’s golf team capped off a successful fall with their third straight runner up at the Quinnipiac Classic. Led by captain Katherine Sung ’24 (5th with rounds of 74,75, 77) and Penelope Tir ’24 (tied for 6th with rounds of 80,69,78), the team put together a complete performance. Late sparks came from Sophie Thai ’26 and Hope Hall ’26, who posted the tournament’s first (1-over 73) and second lowest (4-over 76) final round scores, respectively.
This past weekend, men’s tennis traveled to New Haven to compete in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Regionals at Yale University. The Big Green faced off against 13 other collegiate teams.
On Oct. 12, the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and Dartmouth Political Union hosted Republican presidential candidate and North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum as part of the “Path to the Presidency” speaker series. Rockefeller Center program officer Dvora Greenberg Koelling estimated that over 90 people attended the event, both in person and via Zoom.
Troye Sivan’s third album, “Something to Give Each Other,” has been steadily gaining prominence in the media for quite some time now. First reaching prominence on TikTok with a dance to accompany the single “Rush,” the album has been long anticipated. The album boasts ten tracks, including collaborations with singers Guitarricadelafuente (and yes, they perform a duet in Spanish!) and Jessica Pratt. “Something to Give Each Other” is a testament to Sivan’s growth as an artist, unlocking an emotional depth and maturity to create a powerful album that enraptures listeners.
Ed Sheeran’s newest album, “Autumn Variations” came out on Sept. 29 after minimal marketing — there were no singles or music videos released prior to its release. Though seasonally appropriate, the title of the album may pique the interest of devoted Sheeran fans because it is not named after a mathematical symbol like his previous albums. Instead, the album — from its title to its feel — is truly unique and vastly different from Sheeran’s previous releases. Overall, “Autumn Variations” is a triumph: an incredibly creative and intricate collection of music. The album’s sincerity, storytelling and ability to depict the complexity of the human condition via its meaningful lyrics is unparalleled in today’s musical landscape.
Re: Njaa: End Unnecessary Financial Barriers to Student Life
On Oct. 12, students and members of the Dartmouth and Hanover communities attended a candlelight vigil on the Green co-hosted by the Rohr Chabad Center at Dartmouth and Hillel at Dartmouth in remembrance and support of those affected by the violence in the Israel-Hamas War.
On Tuesday, Oct. 10 and Thursday, Oct. 12, the Jewish studies and Middle Eastern studies programs held public events titled “A Discussion on the Horrific Events Unfolding in Israel and Gaza” to consider the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas. Participating in the discussions were Jewish studies program chair Susannah Heschel, Middle Eastern studies senior lecturer Ezzedine Fishere, Middle Eastern studies professor Jonathan Smolin and government visiting professor Bernard Avishai.
Rose Mutiso ’08 Th ’08 has been awarded the McGuire Family Prize for Societal Impact. She is the co-founder of The Mawazo Institute, a women-led African organization based in Kenya and dedicated to helping female researchers in their early careers, according to The Mawazo Institute’s website. She is also the research director for the Energy for Growth Hub, a global think tank working to end energy poverty and build a climate-resilient future, according to the Energy for Growth Hub website. The McGuire Prize “recognizes and awards Dartmouth community members who have contributed toward or are responsible for making a significant positive impact on humanity, society or the environment,” according to Dartmouth’s website.
The fall 2023 Inter-Sorority Council primary recruitment concluded with 288 out of 401 potential new members receiving one bid to seven of the eight ISC-member chapters that participated in primary recruitment. This term, recruitment saw a 71.82% retention rate, as compared to 66.2% in winter 2023 and 64.3% in fall 2022, according to an email statement from ISC president Isabella Fox ’24.