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Jamaican-Thai curries, jerk chicken, live music, 15 percent discount for Dartmouth students — Leya’s Island Grill offers many attractions for the Hanover community. The town already boasts an extensive selection of international cuisine, ranging from Nepali dishes to Spanish tapas. Since Leya’s opening on March 6, Jamaican food can now also be added to that list.
Government professor Brendan Nyhan has joined 15 other scholars from different disciplines in calling for increased interdisciplinary efforts to study and eventually counter the spread of “fake news.” In an article published on March 9 in the journal Science, the 16 researchers discussed potential interventions that may effectively stem from “the flow and influence of fake news.”
Dartmouth has been ranked in the top 6 percent of institutions nationally for best practices for sexual violence prevention based on an assessment by educational technology company EVERFI. Representatives from EVERFI came to Hanover on Apr. 4 to report the assessment and present the Campus Prevention Network’s Prevention Excellence Award, which was awarded to the College in July 2017.
When Eric Thorpe ’18 first started watching Jeopardy! with his roommates Jacob Cutler ’18 and Andrew Boules ’18, he never imagined himself representing the College for the Jeopardy! College Championship.
The College has not received a letter from the Department of Justice about potential violations of antitrust law in its admissions practices, College spokesperson Diana Lawrence wrote in an email.
This year, the College’s Week of Action, which is a part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, featured talk, workshops and movie screenings.
Discussion over the closure of the Hanover Coutry Club was all but off the table at the Golf Course Advisory Committee’s public forum on Apr. 9. Instead, public policy professor Charles Wheelan ’88, who serves as the chair of the Golf Course Advisory Committee, spent most of the one-hour forum discussing the Golf Course Advisory Committee’s ideas for reconfiguring the course to make it financially viable.
With the advent of the smartphone, many people now turn to their phone cameras to record anything and everything they experience. However, new research suggests this may impair their memories of these experiences.
Roughly one month after the Board of Trustees announced that the College will not expand its student body, the Office of the President published the Enrollment Expansion Task Force Report. College President Phil Hanlon and the Board of Trustees commissioned the report last August to create a hypothetical implementation plan for increasing undergraduate enrollment by 10 to 25 percent, and to identify the opportunities and challenges that might come with such enrollment growth.
Airline congestion is a perennial headache for airlines and millions of travelers around the world. Moreover, it cost the U.S. approximately $30 billion in 2007. However, a new study published in the journal “Transportation Science” by Thayer School of Engineering professor Vikrant Vaze and Carnegie Mellon University professor Alexandre Jacquillat sought to remedy these expensive delays by applying game theory to flight scheduling models at airports.
On Feb. 8, the College’s Board of Trustees disclosed 26 holdings in their U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission Form 13F filing, which included shares from the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Explore & Production exchange-traded fund valued at $66,615,000. Also known as the Information Required of Institutional Managers Form, the Form 13F is a quarterly filing the SEC requires from institutional investment managers with over $100 million in equity assets under management.
Conceptual designs for a new joint building that will host the College’s computer science department and the Thayer School of Engineering will be submitted for review at Hanover’s April 17 planning board meeting. Before work begins on the new building, Dartmouth must first gain construction approval from the town of Hanover.
This past month, earth science professor Erich Osterberg published a paper proving that the melt rates of the Greenland ice sheet are the highest they have been since A.D. 1550. The study was published in Geophysical Research Letters and is entitled “Ice Core Records of West Greenland Melt and Climate Forcing.”
In past years, the College’s annual “Take Back the Night” march only saw about a dozen people. This year on April 6, over 140 students participated and nearly all fraternity, sorority and gender-inclusive Greek houses closed their doors in solidarity with sexual assault survivors.
Divest Dartmouth and the Inter-Community Council held their first divestment conference on April 7, which included workshops and a keynote speech by former Unity College President Stephen Mulkey, who helped lead the first college fossil fuel divestment in the nation.
On April 16, Banner Student will undergo its first update in a series of upcoming changes. Banner, the College’s student information system, will be renamed DartHub and have a redesigned home page that gives students the option to customize features. After this initial remodel, the College will continue to redesign the rest of the Banner system.
During a visit to New Hampshire on March 16, President Donald Trump linked sanctuary cities with the opioid epidemic, citing a Dartmouth study in which sanctuary cities Lawrence and Lowell, Massachusetts surfaced as local fentanyl distribution centers. However, Dartmouth researchers, mayors of sanctuary cities and local health center workers alike have rejected this connection.
The National Board of Directors of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity voted on March 26 to conduct a membership review of the New Hampshire Alpha chapter, located at Dartmouth. Pending the results of the membership review, all undergraduate members of the chapter have been suspended by the national organization, as has the chapter’s charter, according to an email sent on March 27 by chapter services director Paul Andersen to members of NH Alpha.
Allison O’Connell stepped down today as the College’s Title IX coordinator and Clery Act compliance officer. Kristi Clemens, assistant dean of student affairs and director of case management, will serve as the interim Title IX coordinator spring term while a search takes place for a permanent replacement.
Biology major Nicholas Norwitz ’18 was recently awarded the Keasbey Scholarship, which will provide full funding for him to study at the University of Oxford for two years after he graduates from Dartmouth this June. Norwitz said that he will focus on studying muscular metabolism during his post-graduate studies in the United Kingdom.