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Students create proposal to reduce Montgomery House energy consumption

(02/24/23 10:00am)

A team of five students — Adelina Sederman ’23, Harrison Munden ’23, Kaulana Kanno ’23, Sophie Edelman ’22 and Nate Roe ’23 — are conducting a project to reduce the energy consumption of Montgomery House, a residence overlooking Occom Pond occupied by visiting Montgomery Fellows. 

Former Safety and Security officer Teddy Willey remembered as being ‘full of life’

(02/23/23 10:05am)

Teddy Willey — a former Department of Safety and Security officer who died on Feb. 9 — was a devoted volunteer and friend, remembered for his generosity. Those who knew him described him as the type of man who would give someone in need the clothes off his back and the shoes off his feet.

College rejects voluntary recognition of Graduate Organized Laborers at Dartmouth

(02/22/23 11:58pm)

In a Feb. 21 message posted on the College’s website, Provost David Kotz wrote that the College had decided not to voluntarily recognize a graduate student union organized by Graduate Organized Laborers at Dartmouth that would be associated with the United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE). Kotz wrote that unionization would slow down an already “efficient” system of communication between the College and graduate students, currently mediated by collaboration with the Graduate Student Council. 

Q&A with Safety and Security officer Stephen Sampson

(02/21/23 10:05am)

Patrol officer Stephen Sampson has worked in the Department of Safety and Security for more than 15 years. The Dartmouth jumped into his patrol car for a ride-along as Sampson described the job and his observations as a security officer on campus. During the ride-along, he drove through the entirety of Dartmouth’s campus — from the Connecticut River to Thompson Arena to A Lot — while on the lookout for anything that might impact the wellbeing of students on campus. 

Hanover Police issue arrest warrant for suspect accused of groping

(02/21/23 12:21am)

On Feb. 17, the Hanover Police department issued an arrest warrant for the suspected perpetrator of several cases of unwanted sexual touching reported by female students in January, according to a press release from Hanover Police. The suspect has been identified as 18-year-old Piermont, New Hampshire resident William Menard.

Nathan Smith Society shadowing program celebrates 25th anniversary

(02/21/23 10:00am)

This year, the Nathan Smith Society — a student organization that supports students interested in healthcare careers — is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its clinical shadowing program. Each term, the program pairs around 100 students with practicing physicians at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center hospitals throughout the Upper Valley, according to NSS faculty advisor and biology professor Lee Witters. According to Witters, more than 5,000 students have participated in the program — many of whom ultimately decided to join the medical field.

College, SWCD reach tentative agreement to $21 base pay proposal

(02/19/23 4:01am)

The College verbally accepted an agreement to Student Worker Collective at Dartmouth’s $21 base pay proposal for student dining workers at a meeting Saturday evening, according to a statement posted on the SWCD website. The meeting was called by the College on Saturday after SWCD threatened to strike via email. 

‘There’s something to do for everyone’: Students celebrate 113th Winter Carnival

(02/17/23 10:10am)

From Thursday, Feb. 9 to Sunday, Feb. 12, the College celebrated its 113th Winter Carnival, this year with the theme “Winter CAAARRRnival: Shiver Me Timbers!” Students participated in traditional activities starting with an opening celebration on Thursday that featured performances by a cappella groups The Cords, The Decibelles, The Sings and The Brovertones, as well as dance groups Fusion and Ujima.

Political consultant Andy Meyer discusses political advertising at Rockefeller Center

(02/17/23 10:00am)

On Monday evening, the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy hosted political consultant Andy Meyer for a behind-the-scenes look at political advertising. The event, “How Political Ads are Made…and How They Can Get Better,” was moderated by public policy professor Charles Wheelan. Approximately 40 people attended the discussion. 

Dartmouth Student Alliance for Ukraine silently protests war in Ukraine

(02/17/23 10:05am)

Since Jan. 19, the Dartmouth Student Alliance for Ukraine has gathered on the Green every morning at 10 a.m. for half an hour to silently protest the Russian war in Ukraine. Ukrainian students and faculty said they are working to support Ukraine to win the war, as it has killed more than 7,100 Ukrainian civilians and wounded more than 11,600, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, and will reach its one-year anniversary on Feb. 24. 

SWCD holding vote to strike for $21 base wage for student dining workers

(02/17/23 10:15am)

After being involved in negotiations with the College since last May, the Student Worker Collective at Dartmouth is undergoing a strike authorization vote, according to SWCD vice chair Sheen Kim ’23. After the College refused SWCD’s latest proposal at the Jan. 24 bargaining session, the group put the decision to strike to a vote on Tuesday and is still voting.

Q&A with new Office of Pluralism and Leadership director Rachele Hall

(02/16/23 10:00am)

Dr. Rachele Hall arrived at the College in February, taking her position as the new Senior Assistant Dean and director of the Office of Pluralism and Leadership. Hall comes from the State University of New York, Westchester — where she served as the interim Dean of Student Life — and said she will be working to identify and address opportunities to improve diversity and cultural competence on Dartmouth’s campus. 

Advancing Pathways grant works to deepen collaboration between College libraries and the Hood Museum

(02/16/23 10:00am)

A grant from the Mellon Foundation that provides funding to advance collaboration between the Dartmouth Library and the Hood Museum of Art is nearing the end of its initial three-year duration. The $500,000 grant, which is called Advancing Pathways for Long-Term Collaboration at Dartmouth, was awarded in January 2020 — though it faced delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic — and has a focus on Native American and Indigenous Arctic collections. 

Student interest in studying abroad returns to pre-pandemic levels

(02/16/23 10:10am)

A preliminary review of this year’s study abroad applications suggests that student interest has returned to pre-pandemic levels, according to Guarini Institute for International Education executive director John Tansey. Study abroad applications for the 2023-24 academic year offered students the opportunity to apply to 32 faculty-directed offerings and 31 exchange programs, Tansey said.

Students celebrate ‘Black Joy’ during Black Legacy Month

(02/14/23 10:10am)

Student organizations have planned an abundance of programming throughout February to honor  Black Legacy Month. According to the Black Legacy Month 2023 website, the month aims to celebrate and recognize Black culture at Dartmouth and is “dedicated to the education, awareness and commemoration of Black heritage and people.” The events this year embrace the theme “Black Joy,” according to planning committee co-chair Laura Logan ’22. 

First-Year Trips 2023 directorate announced

(02/14/23 10:05am)

On Jan. 30, First-Year Trips program director Max Teszler ’23 and associate director Miles Harris ’23 announced the members of the First-Year Trips 2023 directorate in an email sent to the Dartmouth Outing Club. The group of students — who applied over winter break — will focus on “reevaluating” the way that trips are organized and run, Harris said.

Q&A with inaugural chief compliance officer Alejandro Diaz

(02/14/23 10:15am)

Alejandro Diaz began in his role as the College’s first chief compliance officer on Jan. 30. In this role, Diaz is responsible for creating a coordinated effort to oversee and ensure the College’s compliance with federal, state and other external regulations. According to a College press release, Diaz previously served as the chief compliance officer at Temple University.