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Alumni input helped shape Greek proposal

(11/10/14 11:29pm)

About three weeks ago, the Inter-Fraternity Council and fraternity alumni advisors began drafting a proposal recommending changes to Greek life, addressing areas like high-risk drinking, sexual misconduct, freshman safety, house renovations, faculty advisors and inclusivity. Soon afterward, IFC met with the Panhellenic Council and Gender-Inclusive Greek Council to share a preliminary draft.



In meeting, trustees chat with students, talk academic goals

(11/10/14 12:48am)

The Board of Trustees discussed academic goals, changes to Geisel Medical School and Thayer Engineering School and “Moving Dartmouth Forward” presidential steering committee progress this weekend. Reflecting on the weekend, College President Phil Hanlon said the meeting focused on academic excellence and productivity.




In letter to steering committee, Palaeopitus calls for transparency

(11/07/14 2:08am)

The Palaeopitus senior society called on the “Moving Dartmouth Forward” presidential steering committee to increase transparency and better communicate with students. A letter sent Thursday night, signed by nearly 60 student leaders as of press time, suggested reforms like releasing preliminary recommendations for feedback and detailing its research.


In a Manner of Speaking

(11/07/14 1:53am)

We’ve all seen the diversity statistics on Dartmouth’s website, boasting that our peers come from 50 states and 79 countries. But with all those different backgrounds and cultures, why, when you look around, does everyone sound the same? You’d be hard-pressed to overhear a conversation that didn’t include at least one use of “facetime,” “schmob” or “FoCo.” But this trend goes beyond our quirky vocabulary. It’s not just what we say that’s strikingly similar, but also how we say it. Given Dartmouth’s diverse representation of countries and regions of the U.S., we’re forced to wonder — where is the linguistic diversity?








Fraternities vote to abolish pledge term

(09/21/14 10:57pm)

Fraternities must abolish pledge terms for new members, members of the Interfraternity Council decided unanimously on Sunday night. The vote does not come with any new enforcement measures, IFC president Wil Chockley ’15 said, noting that College and government policies already ban hazing. Its student-driven nature, combined with a fear of system-wide retribution if a fraternity violates the policy, will contribute to its enforcement, fraternity presidents interviewed said.



Administrators push for student feedback

(06/27/14 12:19am)

English professor Barbara Will stood in front of Thursday's class meeting of “Social Entrepreneurship,” an upper-level economics class. Introducing herself as the chair of the steering committee for Moving Dartmouth Forward, Will urged students to send in their feedback to the initiative, which the committee will collect this summer and synthesize into a report, with recommendations to be presented to College President Phil Hanlon this October.


Trying to cull feedback, campus issue talks see low student attendance

(05/11/14 10:26pm)

The final set of “Campus Conversations” will take place today, concluding the Office of the President’s series of biweekly public talks with a discussion of global learning experiences at the College. Approximately 415 people have attended the talks since they began in February under the banner of “Moving Dartmouth Forward,” according to the office of public affairs, and the videotaped sessions have garnered a total of over 3,000 views.


Hanlon announces steering committee

(05/05/14 10:39pm)

A presidential steering committee will spend the next six months examining issues of sexual assault, high-risk drinking and inclusivity, College President Phil Hanlon announced in a campus-wide email Monday afternoon. Three professors, two administrators, four sophomores and two alumni comprise the committee, which will spend its first phase — until June 30 — gathering community input.


Arts, innovation talk sees mixed response

(04/28/14 11:09pm)

Around 30 faculty members and 15 students attended Monday’s “Moving Dartmouth Forward” sessions, which discussed the Innovation Center and New Venture Incubator and an arts and innovation district that would centralize campus entrepreneurial and artistic endeavors. Some involved in the College arts community expressed hesitation about the consolidation, noting a desire to separate artistic creativity from what they saw as financially-driven entrepreneurship.


‘Enough is enough’: Hanlon talks social scene at summit

(04/16/14 10:43pm)

Over 120 community leaders gathered in Dartmouth Hall for an invitation-only summit last night to discuss ways to end harmful behavior, including sexual violence, high-risk drinking and exclusion in campus social spaces. The summit, which College President Phil Hanlon announced in a campus-wide email Wednesday afternoon, included speeches and breakout sessions for discussion and brainstorming.




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