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Hanover Selectboard proposes budget increase of $1.6 million

(04/07/23 9:00am)

On March 28, the Hanover Selectboard unanimously approved an operating budget increase, to $33.3 million for the 2023-2024 fiscal year, a $1.6 million increase from last year, according to town manager Alex Torpey. The budget increase will be allocated towards certain departments, while the majority will contribute to higher staff salaries and increased employee benefits for town employees, while also accounting for inflation, Torpey said. Although the Selectboard approved the proposal, the town residents will vote on it at the town meeting on May 9.

Students and professors speak out against potential TikTok ban

(04/07/23 9:10am)

In recent months, lawmakers in several countries, including the United States, have discussed a possible ban on the social media app TikTok, sparking debate among the Dartmouth community. While the government has cited issues with national security, students and professors have expressed concerns that a potential ban would infringe on First Amendment rights or have limited effectiveness.

Q&A with biological sciences professor Mary Lou Guerinot

(04/06/23 9:00am)

In February, molecular geneticist and biological sciences professor Mary Lou Guerinot was elected to serve a three-year term on the 17-member Governance Council of the National Academy of Sciences, beginning July 1. The NAS is a private, non-profit society of esteemed scholars aiming to “provide independent, objective advice to the nation on matters of science and technology,” according to its website. Scientists are elected to the NAS by their peers for outstanding contributions to research. Guerinot is known for her pioneering research on iron homeostasis in plants and for helping to define the field of ionomics — the study of elemental accumulation in living systems. She became a member of the larger Academy, which has 2,500 members, in 2016. Guerinot sat down with The Dartmouth to discuss her research and upcoming position on the Governance Council. 

Students accepted to the Class of 2027 respond to increased admissions resources, improved financial aid

(04/06/23 9:05am)

On March 30, the College admitted 1,173 students through regular decision to the Class of 2027, drawing from a record-breaking 28,841 applicants, according to a Dartmouth News article. This year’s application cycle — which saw 2% more applicants apply than the Class of 2026 — marked the third consecutive year in which Dartmouth held a 6% acceptance rate and received more than 28,000 applicants. 

New Hampshire House votes to protect abortion rights

(04/04/23 9:00am)

Last month, New Hampshire state representatives voted on a series of abortion-related bills in the closely divided New Hampshire House of Representatives. In a win for reproductive rights advocates, the House voted to codify abortion rights up to 24 weeks into pregnancy and remove civil and criminal penalties for doctors who perform abortions after that period, according to state legislative records.

Community reacts to College’s announcement of recently discovered Native remains

(04/04/23 9:10am)

The announcement last Tuesday that the College had discovered Native remains in its possession felt like a “slap in the face” to the Native community on campus, according to Virginia Snake-Bumann ’24, who is Ho-Chunk from Winnebago, Nebraska. Native students on campus have come together as College administrators begin an external audit to identify Native American remains in its collections and pursue repatriation, according to Hood Museum curator of Indigenous art Jami Powell. 

College launches Classroom Rapid Refresh initiative

(04/03/23 9:00am)

On March 6, the College announced the launch of Dartmouth Classroom Rapid Refresh, an  initiative aimed at updating roughly five Arts and Sciences and Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies classrooms a term, resulting in a full cycle of classroom updates every five years, according to a Dartmouth News article. The plan will go into action beginning in the summer of 2023.

Dartmouth offers admission to 1,798 applicants for the Class of 2027

(03/31/23 1:05am)

This evening, Dartmouth accepted 1,173 members to the Class of 2027, drawing from 28,841 applications — the largest applicant pool in the College’s history and a 2% increase compared to the Class of 2026, the College announced in a Dartmouth News article. This cycle also marks the College’s third consecutive year with a 6% acceptance rate, and the third consecutive year with more than 28,000 applicants for its first-year class.

‘Always in a good mood’: Joshua White remembered for his dedication and kindness

(03/30/23 9:10am)

Every Christmas, Joshua White toiled over his beloved chocolate and peanut butter treats — affectionately known as “Joshy Balls” — to distribute to his friends and family, White’s cousin Loren Hudson recalled. As White spent hours on the dessert, Hudson, Hudson’s daughters and countless other loved ones eagerly anticipated his famous treat. 

College trial reinstates 24-hour residence hall access for spring term

(03/28/23 9:10am)

This spring, all undergraduate students living in campus housing can access all residence halls 24 hours a day using their Dartmouth IDs, according to Dartmouth Student Government president  David Millman ’23. Previously, students could no longer access residence halls outside their own house community after midnight. Universal residence hall access will last until the end of the spring term, when the College will reevaluate the policy, according to Millman.

Q&A with climate researcher Christopher Callahan GR ’23

(03/28/23 9:00am)

Geography PhD student Christopher Callahan GR ’23 co-authored a study which received news attention after a recent report by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. In the study, Callahan described the impacts of extreme heat on economic productivity, which cost the global economy an estimated tens of trillions of dollars. Callahan sat down with The Dartmouth to discuss the findings of his research.