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As case count remains low, COVID-19 dashboard monitors pandemic on campus

(09/29/20 6:00am)

While Dartmouth’s reopening has so far gone smoothly with only six cumulative cases since July 1, the College has identified certain key benchmarks for when it may need to reevaluate its reopening plan. Since its debut ahead of students’ return to campus this fall, the COVID-19 reporting dashboard has allowed the Dartmouth community to follow relevant testing, quarantine and isolation data. 

Student Advisory Board gives guidance on campus issues, COVID-19 decisions

(09/24/20 6:00am)

As Dartmouth makes dramatic adjustments to student life due to COVID-19, the Dean of the College Student Advisory Board has met regularly with Dean of the College Kathryn Lively, seeking to bring student perspectives to the decision-making table. In the two months since its creation, the board has provided input on issues such as how to bring students back to campus safely and methods to promote adherence to COVID-19 regulations.

Dartmouth encourages faculty to safeguard students as Chinese law targets free speech globally

(09/24/20 6:15am)

Protests in Hong Kong may seem far away for most Dartmouth students, but the Chinese government’s response — a new national security law with worldwide implications — has brought concerns about censorship and surveillance to Dartmouth itself. In the law’s wake, the College has issued a set of guidelines encouraging professors to take precautions when teaching about topics considered unpalatable by Beijing. 

One-on-one tutoring significantly reduced, study groups eliminated

(09/22/20 6:00am)

Students seeking academic assistance this fall will have to adapt to changes in Tutor Clearinghouse offerings. One-on-one tutoring has been dramatically reduced, and residential experts, study groups and conversation partners have all been eliminated due to budgetary constraints. In place of these programs, the Tutor Clearinghouse is prioritizing group tutoring.

After Mink the bear’s death, experts work to protect surviving cubs

(09/21/20 6:00am)

Dartmouth students and Upper Valley residents alike were saddened by the news last month that Mink, the locally and nationally famous black bear beloved for her long journeys back to the Upper Valley, was found dead by the Mascoma River in Lebanon. Her death orphaned her three male cubs, who were born in January. 

OPL program combines Trips and orientation to welcome freshmen remotely

(09/17/20 6:00am)

New students were welcomed to campus a little differently this year. Rather than participating in the Dartmouth Outing Club’s traditional outdoor First-Year Trips, members of the Class of 2024 and new transfer students were grouped together and paired with upperclassmen Orientation Peer Leaders to engage in virtual activities introducing them to the College. 

Students on campus begin two-week quarantine

(09/17/20 6:05am)

The bustling campus to which students typically arrive at the beginning of fall term was noticeably absent this year. Under the College’s reopening plan, students are required to quarantine in their dorm rooms for two weeks, beginning with an at least 48-hour period of strict quarantine as soon as they move in. This system has required both students and the College to get creative about programming, entertainment and dining.

Q&A with science podcaster, Netflix host Latif Nasser ’08

(09/15/20 6:00am)

Latif Nasser ’08 is the director of research at Radiolab, a Peabody Award- winning podcast and nationally syndicated radio program on predominantly science-related stories, with subjects ranging from snowflake photography to medieval robots. He is also the host of the new Netflix special, “Connected,” which explores the connections between seemingly distinct phenomena, and of the recent Radiolab miniseries “The Other Latif,” in which Nasser follows the drama-filled story of a detainee at Guantanamo Bay with whom he shares a name. As an undergraduate at Dartmouth, Nasser was president of the Displaced Theater Company, tutored at the Student Center for Research, Writing and Information Technology and was chosen by his graduating class to speak on Class Day.

Dartmouth professor advances to state representative general election

(09/14/20 7:30am)

After Sept. 8’s New Hampshire state primary, government professor Russell Muirhead is one of four Democrats advancing to the general election for state representative. Former College Democrats president Riley Gordon ’22, who also ran, is not advancing. Spanish and comparative literature professor and former state representative Beatriz Pastor, who ran for a seat in the New Hampshire Senate, narrowly lost the Democratic primary to Lebanon city councilor Suzanne Prentiss and has requested a recount, scheduled to take place on Sept. 15.

Students in quarantine after social gathering, Phi Delt suspended

(09/12/20 9:22pm)

Twenty-three students at the Tuck School of Business have been placed in quarantine after Dartmouth Safety and Security officers were called in to stop a social gathering on Sept. 4. Meanwhile, Phi Delta Alpha fraternity has been temporarily suspended following possible health violations in an incident at its house on Sept. 5.

Swimming and diving team members accuse College of anti-Asian bias

(09/08/20 4:17pm)

In a letter to the Board of Trustees on Aug. 25, 13 members of the swimming and diving team alleged that the College’s decision in July to cut five sports teams discriminated against Asian athletes. Signers of the letter, after conducting an informal survey of athletes at the College, claim that the program eliminations have reduced the number of Asian athletes at Dartmouth by nearly half. 

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