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Following a mostly remote year, many students are reacclimating to the realities of everyday life on campus. While some reported that they continue to feel a sense of mutual trust with other community members, others have reported being caught off guard by instances of theft and unwanted entry into their dormitory rooms.
Following Hanover town manager Julia Griffin’s announcement of her intention to retire next year after the May 2022 Town Meeting, students and community members had varied reactions.
After nearly four years of hiatus, Dartmouth will reinstate its ombuds office — an independent, neutral and confidential resource for community members at the College to air concerns — according to multiple current and former members of the Graduate Student Council, which has been agitating for the change.
As this fall term wraps up the first fully in-person term since winter 2020, faculty reflect on adapting their teaching from its online format in the past year to an in-person format.
While the theft of green coffee mugs from the Class of 1953 Commons is “not a new phenomenon,” supply chain shortages have presented new challenges for replacing the stolen mugs, according to Dartmouth Dining Services director Jon Plodzik. Novack Cafe has also seen increased theft this term, with students stealing items from the concession stand and refrigerator to avoid long lines at the register, according to Novack supervisor Manuel Rodriguez ’23.
The Sexual Violence Prevention Project — the College’s four-year sexual violence prevention curriculum — is currently contemplating canceling all of this academic year’s curriculum for the Class of 2023. SVPP officials expect to make a decision “over the next couple of weeks,” director Amanda Childress said.
The New Hampshire Supreme Court may soon decide whether to grant a preliminary injunction that would conceal a report on an alleged case of excessive force by a Canaan police officer from public view. The Valley News and American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire are seeking the publicization of the report, while the now-former police officer is seeking to block the town of Canaan from releasing it.
The Frank J. Guarini Institute for International Education will run 13 off-campus programs this upcoming winter, compared to 34 offered in 2020, the last time overseas programs ran in the winter. These include the anthropology foreign study program, the biological sciences FSP, the Consortium of Advanced Studies Abroad exchange program, the film and media studies domestic study program, the French language FSP, the French language study abroad plus, the Italian language LSA+, the Keble College/Oxford exchange program, the Linguistics FSP, the Spanish FSP, the Spanish LSA and the Spanish LSA+.
Hanover town manager Julia Griffin will retire next year after the May 2022 Town Meeting, capping a career that saw 25 years in Hanover and 39 years in municipal management. Her decision was first reported by the Valley News late Thursday; Griffin confirmed it in an emailed statement to The Dartmouth Thursday evening.
On Nov. 7, a new Target location will open in TJ Maxx Plaza in West Lebanon. The 86,562 square foot property will replace KMart and will ajoin retailers TJ Maxx and Rent-A-Center, according to plans provided by Dan Zelson, founding principal of Charter Realty & Development, the plaza’s property manager.
As fall recruiting comes into full swing, members of the Class of 2022 are navigating both virtual and in-person recruitment. One new addition to the process is Handshake — a job-searching platform and mobile app that compiles career openings for college students — which the Center for Professional Development rolled out in May.
The six-week-long “frat ban” for the Class of 2025 was lifted this past Monday. A Greek Leadership Council policy, the ban prohibits first-year students from entering Greek houses with the exception of pre-approved dry events.
As College-sponsored travel resumes after the cancellation of domestic and international trips due to the COVID-19 pandemic, two courses — ECON 70.03, “Macroeconomic Policy in Latin America,” and PBPL 85, “Topics in Global Policy Leadership” — will be conducting off-campus study trips during this year’s winterim break.
This past weekend, the Dartmouth Outing Club organized the Fifty, a challenge that requires hikers to trek 50 miles from the Moosilauke Ravine Lodge to Hanover in just over 24 hours. Katie Gregoire ’23, one of three coordinators for the Fifty, said that the course follows the Appalachian Trail from Mount Moosilauke to the Green and takes most people around 26 hours.
As the Dartmouth climbing gym delays reopening to next term, local Upper Valley climbing friends Josh Garrison and Noah Lynd look to open a new climbing gym — “The Notch” — in the Upper Valley in late 2022.
Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C.; Karoline Leavitt, a Republican candidate for New Hampshire’s first congressional district and Republican campaign strategist Alex Bruesewitz spoke to a crowd of roughly 150 students and community members in Filene Auditorium in an event that was characterized by fiery rhetoric and misinformation.
As of Oct. 20, all undergraduate students can receive COVID-19 take-home tests from West Gym, according to an email from the COVID-19 response team. Previously, only varsity athletes, graduate students and staff were eligible.
A report published in October by St. Anselm College’s Center for Ethics in Society and the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy, a New Hampshire-based free market think tank, found a correlation between zoning regulations and the cost of housing across New Hampshire. In particular, the Upper Valley is among the areas with the highest housing prices and most stringent zoning restrictions, according to the report.
As part of the College’s Call to Lead campaign, an unprecedented 103 women each donated gifts upwards of $1 million, totaling $379 million in campaign commitments and another $61 million in bequest expectancies.
Many Hanover businesses have been struck by the pandemic-driven labor shortage, reporting extended wait times, reduced operating hours and longer shifts for employees.