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Below is a curated selection of our top articles from 2019. These are articles that sparked, and informed, important conversations; that dug deeper into the issues we face on campus; and that make us proud. They come from a wide range of writers, sections and topics. Enjoy!
The Dartmouth conducted a poll last month collecting students’ views on the upcoming presidential race and current political issues. Some of the key results were published at the end of the fall term. This article analyzes the results of the poll in full, on topics including: favorability of key institutions and people, which Democratic candidates students think have the best chance of defeating President Donald Trump, important policy issues and students’ motivation to vote in the election.
Sandy Ford-Centonze, the longtime head coach of the Dartmouth women’s track and field team, died of cancer on Saturday morning. She was 59.
After restricting access to residence halls within students’ House communities at the beginning of fall term, the College will now allow universal student access to residential facilities between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. daily. Overnight access to residential facilities is still restricted to residents and House members.
Dartmouth and other elite colleges and universities across the country hope to admit top students. But according to a Nov. 5 Wall Street Journal article, some of these institutions will market themselves to weaker applicants as part of the numbers game of acceptance rates in college admissions.
As the days become colder in New Hampshire, the 2020 presidential race has been heating up, with a little less than three months remaining before the first-in-the-nation primary. The Dartmouth conducted a poll last week collecting students’ views on the upcoming presidential race and current political issues. Here, we present some of the key results. A more detailed analysis of survey results will be published online in the near future.
Last Wednesday, former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld, who is challenging President Donald Trump for the Republican Party’s 2020 presidential nomination, returned to Dartmouth for an event sponsored by the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy called “The Future of the American Presidency.”
Kylie Palacios was finishing her second year at Dartmouth when she received her financial aid award letter in May 2019 for the upcoming sophomore summer term.
Last week, Dartmouth hosted a number of events in recognition of Veterans Day, including a birthday ball for the United States Marine Corps, a remembrance breakfast, a panel on the history of Dartmouth’s veterans, a formal Drill and Retreat ceremony and a presentation by Association of the U.S. Army CEO General Carter Ham. These celebrations come after changes to Dartmouth’s recruitment and support of veterans — namely, the discontinuation of the College’s partnership with the Posse Foundation.
College President Phil Hanlon announced plans for a “Dartmouth Budget Project” on Nov. 4 at a meeting of the general faculty.
Located in the basement of senior society Casque and Gauntlet, a student-run project called Third Kitchen has launched as a culinary learning space open to all of campus. The Third Kitchen team currently hosts cooking classes twice a week, and the space can be reserved during open cooking hours for personal use.
Three Dartmouth Greek organizations — Alpha Phi sorority, Chi Heorot fraternity and Zeta Psi fraternity — are currently under suspension.
Joanne Needham, program officer for public programs and special events for the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy, is retiring next month after a long career in a variety of fields. After earning her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Fairfield University, she worked in computer programming and project management at Houghton Mifflin, copy edited at the Journal of Neurosurgery and planned conferences at the Global Health Council. After being hired by the Rockefeller Center in 2011, she helped plan a 2011 Republican presidential debate that occurred at Dartmouth the next year. Over the course of her time at Dartmouth, she worked with invited speakers at the Rockefeller Center. Needham sat down with The Dartmouth to reflect on her career.
As students walk across the Green over the next few days, they may notice another fenced-off, ongoing campus project. Earlier this week, the College commenced drilling wells on the Green to learn more about the viability of a geoexchange system at the College, which would be a renewable energy option to meet up to 30 percent of the College’s heating needs.
The three percent rule states that a small, vocal minority of a population is enough to effect lasting social change through the use of nonviolent actions.
Individuals seeking to register to vote in New Hampshire cannot be denied the right to do so even if they have not yet obtained a driver’s license, according to a Nov. 7 letter sent by state officials to Hanover town clerk Betsy McClain.
Co-owners of Hanover Haircutters Ryan and Robert Romano, a father-son duo, have voiced criticism of the Office of Pluralism and Leadership’s hair care voucher program, which serves low-income communities on campus by offsetting the cost of hair care. The Romanos said that the vouchers can only be used at one barbershop in Hanover, unduly benefiting the operations of one shop over others.
LEBANON — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg held a town-hall style forum at Lebanon Middle School on Saturday as part of a multi-stop bus tour of New Hampshire. Speaking to over 1,300 attendees, the event was the South Bend, IN mayor’s largest crowd in New Hampshire thus far, according to Buttigieg’s New Hampshire communications director Kevin Donohue.
Last Friday, students, staff and alumni gathered to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Dartmouth hiring its first female professor. The day-long event included speeches from past and present female College faculty as well as a Rauner Special Collections Library exhibit on the female explorer Evelyn Stefansson Nef.
With over $2.2 billion raised to date, the College’s “The Call to Lead” capital campaign has been “unprecedented,” according to alumni council member Julie Levenson ’84. The campaign’s $3 billion goal greatly surpasses the $1.3 billion raised in the College’s most recent capital campaign, The Campaign for the Dartmouth Experience, which was launched by former College President James Wright in 2002 and concluded in 2009.