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The College has begun a two-year self-study project in pursuit of reaccreditation under the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The accreditation process, which takes place every 10 years and includes a five-year interim report, will be completed in 2020.
Baker-Berry Library announced in an email distributed to faculty that it will deaccession, or permanently remove, 59,000 books and journals, or about 2.9 percent of its collection, over the course of the next three years in response to dwindling storage space.
An “All Access” meal plan — equivalent to 28 meal swipes a week — will replace the SmartChoice 20 this coming fall.
On Jan. 12, three Geisel School of Medicine students testified at a New Hampshire state legislature meeting on behalf of House Bill 1241, a bill that would establish a commission to assess the benefits and expenses of a single-payer healthcare system in New Hampshire.
On Tuesday, Dartmouth Outing Club First-Year Trips director Lucia Pierson ’18 and assistant director Dalia Rodriguez-Caspeta ’18 announced the 19-member 2018 Trips directorate.
The New Hampshire House of Representatives is discussing House Bill 1604, an effort to rename “Columbus Day” to “Indigenous People’s Day.” The bill is sponsored by Reps. Timothy Horrigan, Amanda Bouldin, Wayne Burton and Janet Wall.
Earlier this month, molecular biologist and American Association for the Advancement of Science fellow James Bliska joined the Geisel School of Medicine as a professor in microbiology and immunology as well as the Personalized Treatments for Cystic Fibrosis Cluster’s senior lead faculty member.
Software used to predict if a defendant will reoffend may be less accurate than previously believed, according to Julia Dressel ’17’s senior thesis research that has recently received national attention.
On Monday morning, the College announced a new communications framework that will form the basis for future communications from divisions across the College. In addition, the College debuted a new visual identity, including a new logo with a new font, an updated “Lone Pine” and a new “D-Pine,” with the Lone Pine placed inside of a “D.”
Dartmouth’s annual fundraising campaign for Granite United Way fell short of meeting its goal of raising $300,000 by Dec. 31, even after the original deadline of Dec. 15 was extended. As of two weeks ago, around $285,000 had been collected, according to Mimi Simpson, executive director of the President’s Office. The College’s committee is still receiving donations in hopes of reaching its goal eventually.
On Jan. 2, Marc and Patty Milowsky sold Jesse’s Steak, Seafood & Tavern and Molly’s Restaurant to Anthony Barnett, director of operations at Blue Sky Restaurant Group, and his wife, Erin Barnett, according to Marc Milowsky. Blue Sky Restaurant Group is the umbrella entity under which Jesse’s and Molly’s both operate.
SpeakOut, an oral history project on past LGBTQIA+ students at the College, will be added to Rauner Library’s Special Collections in early 2019. The project was announced last November and is a collaboration between the library, the history department and the Dartmouth Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Alumni/ae Association.
College digital humanities and English librarian Laura Braunstein published her first crossword puzzle for The New York Times last December.
On Tuesday, Jan. 9, the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana. If passed into law, the bill, sponsored by two Republicans and two Libertarians, would legalize the cultivation, possession and use of marijuana by people 21 years of age or older. Additionally, the bill would authorize the licensing of marijuana wholesale, retail, cultivation and testing facilities and would also tax marijuana sales.
Anti-fascism scholar and College history professor Mark Bray gave a presentation yesterday called “Antifa: The History and Politics of Anti-Fascism.” Bray has been a central voice in the debate over the employment of violence by anti-fascist groups, authoring national bestseller “Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook” and speaking out in the media. Sponsored by Dartmouth’s Leslie Center for the Humanities, the lecture took place in Dartmouth Hall and had an attendance of 70 to 80 people, according to Leslie Center director and Italian professor Graziella Parati.
Approximately 75 Dartmouth students, faculty and staff attended Dartmouth’s bimonthly town hall in Spaulding Auditorium yesterday, hosted by executive vice president Rick Mills. The event’s keynote speaker, president and chief executive officer of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Joanne Conroy ’77, discussed her goals for the medical center.
Democratic congressman Rep. John Delaney of Maryland spoke at Beta Alpha Omega fraternity on Jan. 15 as part of his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. His speech comes less than one year into President Donald Trump’s tenure and three years before the next presidential caucus.
A former Dartmouth student has filed a lawsuit against the College, alleging that he was unfairly expelled last year after what he claims was a biased disciplinary proceeding that violated his Title IX rights. The suit was filed on Jan. 12 in the U.S. District Court of New Hampshire.
Dartmouth is in communication and cooperation with Stanford University regarding a Title IX investigation of an incident at Stanford’s Sigma Chi fraternity house on Friday, College spokesperson Diana Lawrence wrote in an email statement. Though the College does not have any specific information about the allegation, according to Lawrence, the suspected drugging incident may involve a student affiliated with Dartmouth, as anonymous sources have claimed to both the Stanford Daily and the Fountain Hopper, an independent Stanford news email list. The Dartmouth has been unable to independently corroborate the specific allegations in the reporting of either publication.