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Dean of the College Rebecca Biron will step down from her position at the end of June to return to full-time teaching and research. At the end of this academic year, she will have served three years of her term as dean, which was originally scheduled to last four years. Biron attributed the decision to her “personal” desire to teach and do research, which she has not been able to do since fall 2015.
A study by a team of researchers from Dartmouth, the University at Buffalo and Carnegie Mellon University has found that gender affects an individual’s perception of women’s anxiety in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. Men are more likely than women to attribute this anxiety and self-doubt to internal factors, while women usually attribute such emotions to external factors.
While students stayed in the library or in their rooms at the end of last term, studying for final exams and waiting out the seemingly endless torrent of nor’easters, research grant manager Jean Blandin’s red-golden retriever puppy Hocus was missing, likely without food or shelter.
Dean of the College Rebecca Biron discussed and answered questions on the house communities at a town hall with executive vice president Rick Mills on March 21. Around 60 members of the Dartmouth community gathered in Spaulding Auditorium.
Interim provost David Kotz ’86 announced today that Dean of the College Rebecca Biron will be stepping down from her position and returning to full-time teaching and research at the end of the academic year, according to a College press release.
The Organizational Adjudication Committee suspended Kappa Kappa Kappa fraternity for three terms, beginning this past fall, after the fraternity admitted to multiple violations of the College’s hazing and alcohol policy. A police investigation into the fraternity’s conduct is ongoing according to Hanover Police lieutenant Scott Rathburn.
The Dartmouth admissions office released a statement on Feb. 23 advising prospective students that disciplinary actions resulting from protests or other activism will not negatively affect their chances of admission to the College.
Dartmouth has hired Goldman Sachs consultants to explore options for constructing a new power plant. The College is also hoping to transition its steam heating system to a more efficient hot water loop system, said executive vice president Rick Mills.
Upon attending school to become a reference librarian, Jay Satterfield discovered his love of special collections. He has become a fixture of the College’s Rauner Special Collections Library beginning in 2004. As head of special collections, Satterfield serves as an administrator, collection developer and teacher.
The Office of the Associate Dean recently announced that six faculty members have received the first New Directions in Humanities Scholarship and Arts Practice grants, funded by the Office of the President. The call for grant proposals asked for applicants to adopt a “sense of risk” in their proposals and intends to encourage interdisciplinary study in the arts and humanities.
The College announced the members of the Presidential Steering Committee on Sexual Misconduct, which will review College policies on sexual misconduct, ensure they are clear and present recommendations on policy development, education and training.
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The Alpha Delta Alumni Corporation received final authorization to use its house as an alumni office space by the town of Hanover last week, according to Hanover director of planning, zoning and codes Robert Houseman.
Economics professor Treb Allen and chemistry professor Katherine Mirica received Sloan Research Fellowships on Feb. 15. The fellowship, which recognizes early-career scholars for outstanding achievements in their respective fields, provides a two-year grant of $65,000 to support their research.
Egyptian comedian Bassem Youssef presented “Tickling Giants,” a documentary about Youssef’s life, with a following question and answer session in the Black Family Visual Arts Center’s Lowe Auditorium on Feb. 28. In addition to the sold-out screening, Youssef also shared his story the next day in a public lecture entitled “Laughing Through the Arab Spring” in Silsby 028.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center has been awarded a federal grant of $2.7 million to provide support for screening and treating pregnant women with histories of opioid abuse, it announced on Feb. 21. The grant allows for the development of seven Medication Assisted Treatment programs across New Hampshire in Bedford, Berlin, Dover, Keene, Nashua, Laconia and Littleton. The new MAT programs will follow the practices already in use at Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Moms in Recovery program, a treatment program for pregnant women with histories of opioid abuse.
Since the College elected last fall to reclassify the North Park apartments as undergraduate rather than graduate housing, graduate students at Dartmouth have worked to form a united front and increase communication with the administration.
College Course 21, “What’s in Your Shoebox?” — a new course being offered next term — will allow international students and those who have completed a foreign study program to reflect on their experiences abroad and increase their intercultural sensitivity.
The Center for Social Impact recently appointed interim director Tracy Dustin-Eichler as its full-time director. Dustin-Eichler has been the interim director of the center since July and was previously the center’s assistant director.
A coalition of 13 first-generation and low-income student groups at 12 American universities sent a letter encouraging their institutions to reform the practice of giving legacy students preference in their admissions processes. Dartmouth, which does not have a student-led first-generation student group, does not appear on the list of signatories.