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Tracie Williams ’05 discovered her love of the outdoors as an undergraduate after participating in a backcountry skiing break trip sponsored by the Outdoor Programs Office. After exploring various jobs related to the outdoors — her field of interest — Williams has returned to the Outdoor Programs Office’s staff to serve as assistant director for leadership and experiential education. Although it is only her fourth week working at the College, she hopes to draw upon her past experience as a student at the College to foster an inclusive community and encourage students to try something new.
On Monday night, Dartmouth held its latest rendition of its entrepreneurial show, the Pitch. Twenty-one groups of faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students pitched their startup ideas to a panel of six judges and approximately 100 voting audience members.
Dartmouth will not build a 750-bed residence hall in College Park due to the high cost of such a project, College President Phil Hanlon announced during yesterday’s termly faculty of arts and sciences meeting. The original proposal potentially threatened to demolish Shattuck Observatory.
Zachary Benjamin ’19 and Hanting Guo ’19 will serve as The Dartmouth’s next editor-in-chief and publisher, respectively.
A team of Dartmouth researchers collaborated with scientists from Michigan State University to investigate the mechanisms behind a “warming hole” found in the southeastern U.S., which produces a cooling effect in the region during the winter months. Their findings were recently published in the scientific journal Geophysical Research Letters.
In January 2018, the College released the results of its sexual misconduct survey fielded in spring 2017. The results come two years after the Association of American Universities administered a sexual misconduct and sexual assault survey in 2015.
V-February, Dartmouth’s annual campaign to promote gender equity and end gender-based violence, will feature a series of performances, events and discussions throughout the month of February. The month-long program expands on V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women and girls.
Dartmouth recently joined the Hazing Prevention Consortium, a research-to-practice initiative led by the University of Maine to build an evidence base for hazing prevention on college campuses. The College’s involvement began with an invitation to join the group in summer 2017 and will continue through 2020, according to Office of Greek Life director Brian Joyce. Joyce and Student Wellness Center director Caitlin Barthelmes serve as liaisons between the College and the HPC.
On Feb. 1, the Tuck School of Business announced that Paul Raether Tu’73 and his family had donated $15 million toward scholarships, matching the largest ever donation in the history of Tuck. Pledged in 2017, the donation increased Tuck’s endowment to over $100 million by the end of the calendar year.
The Hanover Police Department will now offer a free course designed to teach strategies and guidelines for surviving in an active shooter event to local businesses and organizations. The “Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events” course was developed by the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training Center at Texas State University to teach the center’s “Avoid, Deny, Defend” strategy.
Current Dartmouth Outing Club president Mallory Byrd ’19 announced the new directorate for the club on Wednesday night via email. The directorate of the DOC is composed of a president, vice presidents and treasurer. The elected members will replace the current directorate this spring.
Leehi Yona ’16 and Asaf Zilberfarb ’17 will join the inaugural class of Knight-Hennessy Scholars, Stanford University announced on Feb. 15. The program grants 49 students from around the world a scholarship for any Stanford graduate degree. The fellowship also offers leadership training and a housing community.
This month, Jared Duker Lichtman ’18 was awarded the prestigious Churchill Scholarship to study pure mathematics at the University of Cambridge’s Churchill College. He will study at Cambridge for one year while earning his master’s degree in mathematics. Lichtman is one of 16 Churchill scholars to be selected from the U.S. for the 2018-2019 program.
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) criticized Russia’s interference in foreign affairs and urged the U.S. to respond strongly, both in domestic policies and in rhetoric, during a talk in Alumni Hall on Tuesday morning.
Rabbi Edward Boraz has served as the rabbi for both the Dartmouth and the Upper Valley Jewish Community congregations for the past 20 years. He is the executive director of Dartmouth Hillel and runs Project Preservation, an annual service trip to restore Jewish cemeteries in Eastern Europe. After studying psychology and earning a law degree at Loyola University in Chicago, he applied his studies towards his rabbinical practices. Boraz will be stepping down from his positions at Dartmouth and in the Upper Valley Area on July 1 to serve as the rabbi of a small congregation in Wausau, Wisconsin.
Over 65 faculty members have signed a letter in support of Unai Montes-Irueste ’98, who publicly resigned from his positions on multiple alumni associations over his dissatisfaction with the College’s protections of undocumented students. The letter, dated Feb. 13, reiterates Montes-Irueste’s frustrations and urges the College to support students affected by President Donald Trump’s rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in September 2017.
Christ Redeemer Church, a Hanover-based Baptist congregation led by Pastor Don Willeman, recently introduced updated plans to the Hanover Planning Board over a proposed church that the congregation wishes to build on a plot of land it purchased in 2017. The plans for this new church were originally submitted to the board in 2016 and have since been updated to address residents’ and board members’ concerns about building a church in a residential area. Ultimately, the Hanover Zoning Board of Adjustment will have the final say.
Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity was suspended for one term this winter for violations of the College’s alcohol policy while already on College probation. The suspension will be followed by two terms of alcohol probation, which will conclude at the end of the summer 2018 term, according to College spokesperson Diana Lawrence.
In a campus-wide email today, College President Phil Hanlon wrote that the investigations into allegations of sexual misconduct by three professors in the psychological and brain sciences department are ongoing and that the external investigator is “close to concluding her work.”
Kappa Kappa Kappa fraternity was suspended for three terms, dating back to last fall, after admitting to a series of violations of the College’s hazing and alcohol policy. The suspension, which ends on June 21, will be followed by four terms of alcohol probation and then two terms of College probation, according to a Feb. 18 statement from college spokesperson Diana Lawrence.