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On Thurs., Oct. 18, 21 members of the Class of 2019 joined Dartmouth’s Alpha of New Hampshire chapter of the honor society Phi Beta Kappa. Founded in 1776 at the College of William and Mary, Phi Beta Kappa recognizes and connects the nation’s best students across its 286 chapters. In addition to the 21 senior-class inductees, six members of the Class of 2020 received the Phi Beta Kappa Sophomore Prize.
“One people, one nation, one destiny” was the guiding mantra for Office for Institutional Diversity and Equity director Theodosia Cook when she planned IDE’s second annual summit on Oct. 18. The event, which was held in the Hanover Inn, invited community members, Dartmouth faculty and staff and representatives from other regional colleges to explore issues of poverty and equity, the summit’s theme this year. One hundred and twenty seven participants attended the event, representing an increase of over 50 attendees compared to last year’s 75.
On Thursday, 21 members of the Class of 2019 were inducted into Dartmouth’s Alpha of New Hampshire chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Six members of the Class of 2020 received the Phi Beta Kappa Sophomore Prize. The induction ceremony was held at Occom Commons.
Chabad at Dartmouth now has a new place in Hanover to call home. On Oct. 14, the Hilary Chana Chabad House — located two blocks from the Green at 19 Allen Street — opened the doors of its new 9,000-square-foot building with a weekend of festivities that culminated in a dedication ceremony on Sunday.
Cindy Yuan ’22 was on a road trip for a sports competition when she spotted something rather different in the landscape from what she was used to back home in California.
Over 150 Dartmouth students, faculty and community members gathered at a town hall on Wednesday afternoon to hear from outgoing interim provost David Kotz ’86 and Thayer School of Engineering Dean Joseph Helble, the new provost of the College. Presenters also addressed the College’s reaccreditation process and the upcoming expansion of the Thayer School.
English professor Melissa Zeiger arrived at the College just after finishing graduate school. Thirty-four years later, she continues to teach English and has also moved into the Jewish studies and women’s, gender and sexuality studies departments. Rather than teaching classes this quarter, Zeiger is researching and writing her book on garden poetry and has been traveling in Europe this fall speaking on the topic.
It was 5 a.m. on Sept. 18 when Sai Davuluri ’21 and Tyler Fagler ’20 noticed the racial slur “ch—” written on the door of a Chinese student on the fourth floor of McLane Hall.
Taller members of the population may need to be more vigilant in monitoring the appearance of their veins. A recent study on the environmental and genetic factors that lead to varicose veins has found that height is a risk factor for the condition, which results in swollen, visible veins most commonly seen in the legs and feet. The study also confirmed the correlation between deep vein thrombosis and a higher likelihood for developing varicose veins. Alyssa Flores Med’20 was an author of the study.
On Tuesday night, the Inter-Fraternity and Inter-Sorority Councils hosted a panel informing freshmen about acceptable behavior in Greek spaces in anticipation of the end of the Greek spaces ban in the coming weeks. There was only one thing missing: a complete audience.
“You know what, Dad? You complain a lot, and if you don’t get involved, you really don’t have a right to complain.” That’s what Steve Negron’s daughter told him in 2016 before he made the decision to run for a position in the New Hampshire House of Representatives. Negron recently won the Republican primary for the state’s Second Congressional District and will face the Democratic incumbent, Annie Kuster, at the polls on Nov. 6.
Kyle Janeczek, a second-year student at the Geisel School of Medicine, has died, College President Phil Hanlon and Geisel dean Duane Compton wrote in an email to campus. The College learned of Janeczek’s death last night.
The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded on Oct. 2 for research in the field of laser physics. American physicist Arthur Ashkin received half of the prize for his discovery of real-life optical tweezers, while the other half was shared by Canadian physicist Donna Strickland and French physicist Gerard Mourou for their method of generating high-intensity optical pulses that can move matter.
This fall, a new club will join the wide range of Dartmouth Outing Club activities: the Biathlon Club. Not to be confused with a triathlon, a biathlon combines cross-country skiing with accuracy rifle shooting.
On Oct. 8, the Native American Program at Dartmouth kicked off a week-long celebration of the Indigenous community on campus, beginning with Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a nation-wide holiday that initially began in 1992 as a counter-celebration to Columbus Day.
Taxpayer rights and individual privacy are on the ballot this November. In addition to electing local, state and federal representatives, New Hampshire voters will have the chance to approve two new amendments to the state constitution. Question 1 would amend the constitution to allow any registered voter to sue the state over alleged misuse of taxpayer dollars, and Question 2 would add language to the document establishing the right of all individuals to “live free from governmental intrusion in private or personal information.”
Parents may need to better monitor children who enjoy playing violent video games. A recently published meta study by Dartmouth researchers found a statistically significant link between playing violent video games and adolescent aggression. The study analyzed previous research on the subject in the hopes of offering definitive evidence that violent video game play can increase aggressive tendencies in teens.
Sergi Elizalde is a math professor whose research focuses on enumerative and algebraic combinatorics. He came to the College in 2005 as a postdoctoral fellow and was hired as a professor in 2007. Elizalde is currently the East Wheelock house professor. He lives on campus with his wife and two children.
Updated: Oct. 14, 2018 at 2:45 p.m.
On Sept. 29, men’s fall fraternity rush came to a close. 356 new members bids were extended, compared to the 341 bids extended last fall.