Search Results


Use the fields below to perform an advanced search of The Dartmouth 's archives. This will return articles, images, and multimedia relevant to your query.




195 items found for your search. If no results were found please broaden your search.



Q&A: Dr. Daniel Lucey ’77 on the dangers of new COVID-19 variants

(02/04/21 7:00am)

Dr. Daniel Lucey ’77, Med’81, a professor of infectious diseases at Georgetown University Medical Center, has been studying infectious diseases for nearly 40 years. Lucey has worked to develop front line responses to public health crises including SARS, swine flu and Ebola, and he oversees an exhibit on epidemics at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. 


Dining locations open for dine-in service, ’53 Commons makes ‘late night’ debut

(02/04/21 7:05am)

On Jan. 26, after the initial quarantine period ended for students on campus, the Class of 1953 Commons, Novack Cafe, Collis Cafe and Ramekin opened for in-person dining for the winter. This term, ’53 Commons will offer “late night” service — a one-time Collis staple known for its snacks and comfort foods. 


College to hold in-person Commencement for Class of 2021, ceremony for Class of 2020 postponed

(02/02/21 8:37pm)

The College will hold an in-person commencement ceremony for the Class of 2021 in early June, though only graduating students will be invited to attend. An in-person commencement ceremony for the Class of 2020, which was previously rescheduled for this June, has been postponed indefinitely.






Ahead of Ivy League decision, spring sports brace for likely restrictions

(01/22/21 7:00am)

Over 10 months after Ivy League athletic competition shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, spring-sport athletes now face the possibility of losing a second consecutive season. Although the final decision on spring athletics will be made later this term by the College administration — working alongside the athletics department — the possibility of intercollegiate varsity athletic competition depends on Ivy League conference-wide guidance. 



Virtual PE classes suspended for second term

(01/21/21 7:10am)

Students hoping to ski their way to a physical education credit this term will have to pack up their poles until next year. Though the spring and summer terms offered virtual PE classes for students, fall and winter feature no such options. Even snowsports lessons, a hallmark of Dartmouth’s PE program, will not count for PE credit this winter.




HHS Secretary Alex Azar ’88 ends term marked by controversial pandemic response

(01/19/21 7:05am)

U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar ’88 will leave office on Wednesday to be replaced by California attorney general and President-elect Joe Biden’s appointee Xavier Becerra, pending confirmation by the Senate. Azar — whose resignation is effective at noon on Jan. 20 — leaves office as COVID-19 cases continue to hover at record highs nationwide. His response to the coronavirus pandemic has been widely criticized by health professionals and news outlets.


Peer schools adjust plans amid nationwide rise in COVID-19 cases

(01/15/21 7:05am)

As Dartmouth kicks off winter term virtually, some colleges have made adjustments to their own winter term plans amid a rise in nationwide COVID-19 case counts. Multiple institutions have announced changes to their academic planning, including eliminating spring breaks and altering the start dates of spring semester. 



Facing rising COVID-19 cases, College warns of potential restrictions for winter term

(01/14/21 3:33am)

As students prepare to return to campus this weekend, the College has warned that “more restrictive conditions” than originally anticipated may be required for those living on campus due to an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases at Dartmouth and in the Upper Valley. 


Facing concerns, College looks to increase mental health support ahead of winter term move-in

(01/11/21 7:00am)

With limited opportunities for social interaction, the demands of virtual classes and the ongoing instability posed by the pandemic, fall term saw students grappling with isolation and anxiety alongside their coursework. Now, as students gear up for a New Hampshire winter and another pandemic-era term, the College has taken recent steps to increase mental health support — yet concerns linger that resources may still be lacking.


'There should be much more lenience and empathy': Concerns arise over support for students with COVID-19

(01/08/21 7:10am)

With COVID-19 cases on the rise across the country and in the Upper Valley, some students have voiced concerns over the availability of support from the College should they become infected. According to several students who contracted COVID-19 during the fall term, the College’s academic and mental health support systems were inadequate during their illness and recovery.


College reports three-person COVID-19 case cluster off campus, 19 other student cases

(01/08/21 7:10am)

As students prepare to return to campus in less than two weeks, the College has reported that a total of 20 students, faculty and staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last week — a sudden spike after a fall term that saw generally low case numbers. As of Friday morning, there are 24 active cases of COVID-19 among students, faculty and staff, and 59 community members are in quarantine or isolation, either at their homes in the Hanover area or on campus.


Geisel research contributes to Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

(01/08/21 7:00am)

The nation’s hottest commodity — Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine — can trace its roots in part back to a discovery made at the Geisel School of Medicine. Jason McLellan, a structural biologist who worked at Geisel from 2013 to 2018, identified structural aspects of coronaviruses that can be manipulated to give a person immunity — a discovery utilized in the development of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.