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Kappa Pi Kappa completes year-long process to change name

(05/27/22 9:05am)

Last week, the fraternity previously known as Kappa Kappa Kappa announced that it has changed its name to Kappa Pi Kappa. According to Kappa Pi Kappa vice president Ethan Lang ’23, 83% of the fraternity’s alumni and 88% of current fraternity undergraduates approved of the name Kappa Pi Kappa in a final survey sent to all fraternity members.

Martin Luther King III speaks at annual Social Justice Awards

(05/27/22 9:10am)

On Monday, Martin Luther King III delivered the keynote address at the College’s annual Social Justice Awards in the Hopkins Center. King’s speech — titled “Toward Social Justice” — commemorated the 60th anniversary of his father, Martin Luther King Jr., visiting Dartmouth in 1962 and delivering a speech at Dartmouth Hall. 

12 Dartmouth students and alumni awarded Fulbright scholarships

(05/26/22 9:00am)

On May 19, the College announced that 12 students and alumni were awarded Fulbright scholarships, in which they will either pursue graduate study, conduct research or teach English abroad, according to the Fulbright Program website. This year’s Fulbright recipients will travel to various countries including Luxembourg, Taiwan, the Czech Republic, New Zealand and Indonesia. 

“There’s a huge sense of fear”: Discussion of date-rape substance use increased during the last two terms, students say

(05/24/22 9:10am)

During the second week of spring term, a member of the Class of 2024 — who requested anonymity to speak candidly about her experiences — said she heard rumors of an increase in date-rape drug use, also known as roofying, around campus. This was the first time she heard such rumors, she said. 

Construction to continue inside Dartmouth Hall during Commencement

(05/24/22 9:05am)

As the College nears the end of its renovation of Dartmouth Hall, which introduced open study spaces and new mechanical systems, it is gearing up for a number of updates to residential buildings. Starting with Andres and Zimmerman Halls in East Wheelock House, the College plans to update nearly every dorm on campus over the next 10 to 12 years. 

Seniors present theses in person for first time since 2019

(05/24/22 9:00am)

As the spring term comes to an end, students across a number of academic departments are presenting their senior theses, marking a return to in-person thesis presentations for the first time since 2019. Seniors across a variety of departments work closely with professors on theses, though timelines differ between departments. 

Kappa Kappa Kappa fraternity changes name to Kappa Pi Kappa

(05/19/22 6:38pm)

The fraternity previously known as Kappa Kappa Kappa, or Tri-Kap, has changed its name to the Kappa Pi Kappa Society, according to a May 18 statement obtained by The Dartmouth. The statement noted that the new name was selected through a multi-year process of engagement with over 1,000 undergraduate and alumni members of the fraternity and was approved unanimously by its board of directors. 

Pine Park Association to improve trail accessibility and climate resilience of the forest

(05/19/22 9:10am)

The Pine Park Board of Trustees plans to restore the park by improving accessibility and preserving wildlife habitats, according to the president of the Pine Park Board of Trustees Linda Fowler. Over the next three years, the Pine Park Association will work to combat invasive species, increase accessibility for those with physical disabilities with paved trails and introduce more climate-resilient species to the forest, Fowler said.

Upper Valley heatwave leaves students frustrated and uncomfortable

(05/19/22 9:10am)

From May 12 to May 16, the Upper Valley experienced a surprise heatwave, with an average daytime high of 86 degrees Fahrenheit and a peak of 91 degrees Fahrenheit on May 14. During the heatwave, Residential Operations received numerous complaints from students who were dismayed by the lack of air conditioning on campus.

Low off-campus program enrollment trend reverses for 2022-2023 school year

(05/19/22 9:05am)

The number of students enrolled in off-campus foreign study programs and language study programs is expected to rise to pre-pandemic levels after a year of relatively-low turnout. From 2017 to 2020, the number of students enrolled in off-campus programs was around 500 to 600 students each year according to Megan Wood, assistant director at the Guarani Institute for International Education. This school year, only 388 students participated in off-campus programs.

Town of Hanover to design first master plan since 2003

(05/17/22 9:05am)

For the first time since 2003, the town of Hanover is designing a sustainability master plan to guide the town’s vision for growth in the future, according to the master plan website. The website outlines some topics that the plan will address, including housing, local economic development, energy use and transportation. The master plan team is composed of consultants, town staff and an advisory committee made up of volunteers.

Charges dropped against former student Carlos Wilcox for menorah vandalism

(05/17/22 9:10am)

On April 8, Grafton County prosecutors dropped a felony criminal mischief charge against Carlos Wilcox, who was indicted by the Grafton County Superior Court in September 2021, according to court documents. Wilcox was initially charged for allegedly shooting at a public menorah display on the Green and other buildings on campus with a BB gun on the night of Dec. 15, 2020. Wilcox is a former member of the Class of 2023 who left the College in the fall of 2021. Entering into an agreement with prosecutors last month, Wilcox admitted to purchasing the gun and being present when the incident occurred but alleged that Zachary Wang ’20, another former Dartmouth student, fired the gun. 

Innovation & Technology Festival celebrates new West End district

(05/17/22 9:15am)

From May 12 to May 14, the College hosted its first ever Innovation & Technology Festival in celebration of new infrastructure at the West End. The festival featured various events including a start-up competition with 12 student teams, panel discussions, building tours, cookouts, food trucks, a light show and other interactive experiences. 

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