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On Friday afternoon, over 300 students and community members filled the Top of the Hop for a campaign event for former Texas congressman and Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke. During the event, O’Rourke focused on a variety of topics including women’s issues, climate change and the “continuing legacy of slavery” in the United States.
Updated: May 13, 2019 at 7:33 p.m.
Yesterday, College President Phil Hanlon responded to a letter from the Student and Presidential Committee on Sexual Assault calling on the College to put the psychological and brain sciences department into receivership and begin a new investigation of the department.
PBPL 51, “Leadership in Civil Society,” a class taught by Rockefeller Center for Public Policy associate director Ronald Shaiko, will distribute around $40,000 to eight Upper Valley nonprofits this term. This was made possible by The Philanthropy Lab, a Texas-based organization which offers grants for philanthropy projects. Students in the class will select eight Upper Valley nonprofits to receive donations of $5,000 each. Shaiko said that the students have complete independence in making the funding decisions.
The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding and the Geisel School of Medicine recently received a $7 million gift from a combination of four anonymous families. This donation, part of the College’s ongoing Call to Lead capital campaign, will support faculty development and expand student global health equity programs domestically and internationally in partner areas such as Tanzania and Kosovo. These donations will be used to increase the number of undergraduate students and partners involved in off-campus learning experiences, the Global Health Policy Lab and internships, according to Geisel dean Duane Compton.
“If you’re here today, you’ve heard that there’s an Asian man running for president who wants to give everyone $1,000 a month.”
Herman Cain, a businessman, former chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and candidate for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, gave a sparsely-attended talk about economics on Thursday evening to roughly 25 students and community members.
James Parker, one of the convicted killers in the Zantop murders — the fatal stabbing of two Dartmouth professors in 2001 — is seeking early release. The hearing was originally scheduled to take place on April 30 but has since been postponed without another scheduled date. In an email statement, Parker’s lawyer, Cathy Green, attributed the postponement to the illness of a key witness.
The Dartmouth College Democrats have joined over 70 other College Democrats chapters to boycott the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee over its new policy blacklisting firms which work with challengers to incumbent Democratic representatives.
Frustrated by the limited availability of practice spaces, student musicians are planning to send a petition to the administration of the Hopkins Center for the Arts asking for the installation of more practice rooms for students early next week as part of upcoming renovation plans. The petition currently has over 175 signatures from current and former students who are a part of student performance groups and ensembles.
With around 900 people packed into Spaulding Auditorium yesterday and latecomers turned away for a lack of remaining seats, the Dartmouth community took part in a conversation with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and two of her former aides. The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee addressed the Iran nuclear deal, the 2016 election, impeaching President Donald Trump and empowering women in public service.
With around 10,000 people expected to come to Hanover for commencement weekend, hotel rooms and commencement seats come at a high price.
Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, which primarily takes place during the month of May, kicked off this year’s programming with Lei Day on April 30 — a celebration of Native Hawaiian culture. This year’s theme, “Pearl: Of Great Individuality and Worth” celebrates uniqueness and creates a space to understand what it means to be part of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community, according to AAPIHM student coordinator Nalini Ramanathan ’19.
On Friday afternoon, an audience of around 100 students and parents gathered to join U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar ’88 and senior lecturer Charlie Wheelan ’88 for a “fireside chat” in the Rockefeller Center. Azar discussed his journey from Dartmouth to Washington, D.C. and his work in the HHS department. He also answered written questions from the audience about religious protections for healthcare providers and the separation of migrant families who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border.
Former Colorado governor and Democratic presidential candidate John Hickenlooper spoke at the Tuck School of Business to around 50 undergraduates, graduate students and community members on Saturday. In the talk — titled “The Future of Capitalism” — and the subsequent question and answer session, Hickenlooper discussed a series of policies that he said would help address the “problems” in capitalism as an economic system in the United States.
Dartmouth Speaks, a website and Instagram page created by a group of Dartmouth students and alumni to anonymously share the experiences of people in the Dartmouth community who have faced sexual violence or harassment, recently launched.
House Bill 1264, which would effectively bar many college students and “temporary residents” from voting in New Hampshire through its requirements for voters to establish residency in the state, is set to go into effect this July. Hoping to undo these provisions, New Hampshire Democrats are supporting bills in the state legislature that would reverse the effects of HB 1264.
Student Assembly has rolled out a voucher program to alleviate financial burdens for students at Dartmouth. The program provides students with gift cards to the Hanover Co-op food store and the Dartmouth Coach.
Updated May 2, 2019 at 2:10 p.m.
A proof co-authored by Dartmouth mathematics professor emeritus Carl Pomerance and Morningside College mathematics professor Chris Spicer appeared on an episode of the television series, “The Big Bang Theory” on April 18. The proof, which was featured on a whiteboard in the background of the show, reveals the uniqueness of the number 73.