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Ahead of a spring 2020 deadline, the Hanover Co-op will phase out plastic shopping bags at checkout by the end of the month. This decision, first announced in March 2019, comes as part of a broader set of sustainability initiatives undertaken by the Co-op.
Over winter break, 12 students in the War and Peace Fellows Program — a program run through the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding that allows students to directly interact with leaders in government and foreign policy — traveled to Israel and the West Bank for a “field seminar” in counterterrorism.
Dartmouth student Sydney Kamen ’19 was awarded a Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship in November, which funds two years of graduate study with a commitment of five years to the United States Foreign Service. Kamen has previously been named as both a Truman and Boren scholar, and said her interests surround humanitarianism, gender and global health.
Updated: Jan. 15, 2020 at 2 p.m.
On Dec. 12, New Hampshire governor Chris Sununu (R) designated writing and rhetoric professor Jennifer Sargent as the new chair of the New Hampshire Adult Parole Board.
Early last week, the Department of Safety and Security obtained reports from multiple students who said they received scam phone calls from individuals posing as members of Safety and Security.
A legendary track and field coach, Sandy Ford-Centonze not only inspired the athletes she coached to reach the best of their abilities on the track, but also brought a sense of warmth and kindness in relationships with her athletes that lasted well beyond their years at Dartmouth.
Around 50 people gathered on the Green on Sunday afternoon to protest recent U.S. policies and actions toward Iran. Organized by activists in the Upper Valley, the event gained attention on social media and was attended by both Upper Valley residents and Dartmouth students.
The 179-year-old Reed Hall is currently undergoing a full renovation that will see the addition of an elevator, heating system upgrades, air conditioning, new electric lines and increased entrance and restroom accessibility, as well as a completely renovated interior.
Despite heavy snow and hazardous road conditions, around 50 Upper Valley residents and Dartmouth students gathered to listen to Tom Steyer speak at Jesse’s Steakhouse in Hanover on Wednesday evening. The billionaire, who entered the political sphere through his early campaign to impeach President Trump, is running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination by headlining climate change as his top priority, alongside sweeping action to fix a government he repeatedly calls “broken.”
On Dec. 12, the College’s early decision admissions cycle concluded, with a total of 547 students receiving offers to matriculate as part of the Class of 2024 — an acceptance rate of 26.4 percent.
Delia Friel ’20, Danny Li ’19 and Colleen O’Connor ’19 have been named as 2021 Schwarzman Scholars to study global affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing, and Sarah Pearl ’20 has been named a Marshall Scholar to pursue two one-year master programs at the University of Reading and University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.
Winter break at Dartmouth is lengthy — in addition to enjoying the holidays, students can use their six-week break to travel around the world, courtesy of various College-sponsored programs. This past winter break, the Dartmouth Center for Social Impact led a trip to Puerto Rico where students worked with El Departamento de Comida, or the Department of Food, a well-known food justice collective.
Dartmouth recently signed a deal with a private developer to plan and build a 300-unit apartment complex primarily for graduate and professional students on property owned by the College on Mt. Support Road in Lebanon.
A chimney fire destroyed Hell Gate Gorge Cabin, located on the Second College Grant in northern New Hampshire, late on Nov. 15 and into the early morning hours of Nov. 16. The five occupants at the time, which included 2016 New Hampshire Democratic gubernatorial candidate Colin Van Ostern Tu’09, escaped unharmed.
Dave Bucci, a former psychological and brain sciences professor and department chair who died by suicide last October, grew “deeply distressed” after being mentioned several times in a class action sexual misconduct lawsuit filed against the College and fell into the depression he had been treated for years prior, according to a recent report in the New York Times.
While the academic term concluded for most Dartmouth students by the end of the fall, several classes continued their studies abroad, traveling to various locations across the globe for on-the-ground experiential programs that immersed them in the political, economic and cultural fabric of the countries they visited. A group of economics students ventured to Argentina on a trip sponsored by Dartmouth’s Political Economy Project, and public policy students spent two weeks traversing Europe, conducting research in Greece, Switzerland and Germany.
“She’s the only one with a heart of gold and a fearless courage to face the powerful,” Hawaii-based musician Billie Sky sang of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) before a town hall she hosted at the Top of the Hop on Sunday night.
The town of Hanover once again has a bookstore. Still North Books & Bar, which occupies some of the space formerly used by the Dartmouth Bookstore, held a soft opening on Dec. 19. The store’s owner, Allie Levy ’11, said that there will be additions to the store’s food and beverage selection over the next few months, with a grand opening celebration in the works for February.
Just three miles from campus, an electrical fire and propane leak caused an explosion at the Element Hotel in Lebanon, which injured eight guests and two firefighters this past Christmas Eve. The hotel faced extensive internal and external damage and, according to the Lebanon Fire Department, cannot be safely re-occupied at this time.