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If you ever made your friends play Party Quirks when they came over or had a rendition of “Hoedown” as your ringtone, you were probably about as excited as I was to hear that “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” has returned for another season. And this time, you can add Dartmouth pride to the long list of reasons you watch — Aisha Tyler ’92 is the show’s new host.
“The Cheshire Murders” (2013) aired earlier this month on HBO and explored the appropriateness of the death penalty sentence for the July 2007 murder of the Petit family in Cheshire, Conn.
Over 5,500 participants rowed, biked, ran, walked and golfed Saturday morning in the 32ndannual Prouty, a fundraiser for the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. This year’s event raised over $2.6 million.
Two weeks into Jennifer Pharr Davis' first thru-hikeof the Appalachian Trail in 2004, she was struck by lightning. While changing into a set of dry clothes behind a hiker's shelter during a storm, Davis’ hands grazed the edge of the metal roof just as lightening cracked, sending a jolt of electricity through her spine and down her legs. Over four months later, Davis touched the sign for Mount Katahdin in Maine, a ritual that marks the completion of the Appalachian Trail.
This week has been explosive in the Supreme Court, as four major cases have transformed the face of civil rights in our country. Thousands of articles have been produced in reaction and, as a result, it may seem impossible to grasp even one case, let alone four in three days. We're here to help you out, with a compilation of the best media coverage of each case. As an added bonus, we've included information on Wendy Davis and her filibuster in Texas.
The Supreme Court overturned Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act today and part of the Voting Rights Act Tuesday, while the affirmative action Fisher v. University of Texas case was sent back to lower courts on Monday. Here's the Twitter reactions of students and top journalists.
Geisel School of Medicine professor H. Gilbert Welch published an op-ed in CNN last Saturday weighing in on Angelina Jolie’s recent preventive double mastectomy. Jolie published an op-ed in The New York Times last week, revealing that she opted for the surgery after discovering that she carried the BRCA1 gene and has an estimated 87 percent risk of developing breast cancer.
BROWN: Law enforcement officials have placed a suspect in custody for the assault of a Brown University sophomore last week, the Brown Daily Herald reported. The student has been in critical condition at Rhode Island Hospital since the assault. Police arrested suspect Tory Lussier at his home in Connecticut, where he is also facing assault charges. Lussier was released on bail, but will face a pretrial hearing on July 22, according to the Daily Herald.
BROWN: Brown University announced a 60 percent yield for the Class of 2017, an increase of nearly five percent from last year’s yield of 55.8 percent, according to the Brown Daily Herald. The yield rate is higher than the University’s anticipated rate of about 57 percent. The Admission Office expects to admit “a handful” of students from the waitlist.
BROWN: The body of missing student Sunil Tripathi was discovered floating in the Providence River last week, ending a month-long search for the disappeared former Brown University student. The Brown men’s crew team came across the body while rowing, and the body was later identified by the Rhode Island state medical examiner’s office through a dental examination, according to the Brown Daily Herald. Both the cause of death and the length of time the body was in the water remain unknown, the Herald reported.
Andrew Lohse ’12 commented on his experiences with Greek life and hazing at Dartmouth in an interview for the Huffington Post’s HuffPost Live College Week on Wednesday.
BROWN: Brown University held its admitted student program, A Day on College Hill, last weekend from April 14-16. The program incorporated events previously included in Third World Welcome, which invited accepted students of color to campus a day earlier. The weekend included department-organized lectures, opportunities to sit in on classes, and artistic and cultural events. The Brown Daily Herald reported that 823 of 2,649 students accepted to the class of 2017 attended the program.
BROWN: After pressure from an immigrant rights group on campus, Brown University’s financial aid policy for undocumented students is now clearly stated on the Office of Financial Aid’s website. Even though Brown has offered need-aware financial aid to undocumented students since 2006, the related information is still not easily accessible to all students, according to the Brown Daily Herald. Coinciding with immigration reform imminent in Congress and President Barack Obama’s executive order for deferred action for childhood arrivals, the update allows Brown applicants to be more aware of the University’s stance on financial aid.
Interim President Carol Folt will be leaving the College to serve as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's chancellor on July 1st. The news was announced this morning.
BROWN: The Brown Daily Herald recently published the results of its annual spring student poll, which surveyed students about their political opinions, views on university policy, sex and drug use habits, among other topics. The poll found that 82 percent of Brown students “strongly agreed” that same-sex marriage should be legalized in the state of Rhode Island. Results also found that about two-thirds of students think that the university should offer the option of pursuing a minor, and that 85 percent of students consumed alcohol in the past year.
As the nation remains gripped by the gay marriage debates currently being heard by the Supreme Court, government professor Sonu Bedi offered his academic expertise to the issue in a high-profileeditorial published on March 26 in the Huffington Post.
For many college kids, spring break is a time to catch up on sleep and “The Vampire Diaries” at home or relax with a fruity drink in a tropical locale. Yet many Dartmouth students gave up their opportunity this spring to kick back over interim in favor of giving back to the community.