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Every time he steps into the batting box, Kolton Freeman ’23 has a routine: He looks at the skyline of trees in the distance and imagines they are the modern houses of his hometown of Laguna Beach, California.
This past week, senior monastic Dharma teachers from Deer Park Monastery in California visited Dartmouth to conduct presentations, discussions and meditation sessions with members of the community, according to a Tucker Center flier promoting their visit.
On April 22, the women’s rowing team swept all four races against the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. That day, the team also celebrated Senior Day in honor of the Class of 2023.
On February 14, 2023, Daisy Alpert Florin ’95 released her debut novel “My Last Innocent Year” about a young woman's final semester at a small college in New Hampshire. Florin was recently named a “Writer to Watch” by Apple Books. The Dartmouth sat down with Florin to learn more about what motivated her to write the novel.
On Thursday morning, Safety and Security was notified that a swastika — a hate symbol representing antisemitism, genocide and hatred co-opted by Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Party — had been etched into the dirt on the side of the Green, according to an email sent to the Dartmouth community by the Provost’s Office.
On April 6, the New Hampshire State House passed a $15.9 billion budget by voice vote — a group vote with ays and nays — with the most bipartisan support for a budget resolution since 1989. The proposal, which received unanimous Democratic support and approximately 70% of Republican votes, will now head to the Republican-controlled State Senate.
On April 16, student campaigning began for positions on Dartmouth Student Government, Class Councils and the Committee on Standards & Organizational Adjudication Committee. The Election Planning and Advisory Committee updated the 2023 election code to limit campaigning during the election period, payments for campaign services and vote-buying.
Dartmouth wins two out of three games in their series against Brown University to advance to fourth place in the Ivy League, taking Yale University’s spot. The Bears took the last game of the series on Sunday, winning 6-5 due to a walk-off sacrifice fly. Dartmouth built momentum again against Merrimack College on Wednesday, winning 5-2.
On April 18, the New Hampshire State Senate education committee voted against HB129, a proposed bill that would decrease access to menstrual products in schools, according to New Hampshire state senator Sue Prentiss. The decision came after government professor Deborah Brooks and former Dartmouth Democrats president Miles Brown ’23 traveled to Concord to testify against the bill.
On April 19 at the Hood Museum of Art, Jami Powell, Curator of Indigenous Art, and Michael Hartman, Jonathan Little Cohen Associate Curator of American Art, led a special tour titled “Painting History.” The tour touches upon the Hood’s theme for this year pertaining to art’s role in the construction of history through the exhibitions “Historical Imaginary” and “Kent Monkman: The Great Mystery.”
Dartmouth football head coach Buddy Teevens ’79 is “experiencing many positive improvements” in his recovery from a bicycle accident last month, according to an April 18 Dartmouth Athletics press release from his wife, Kirsten.
On April 17, the Dartmouth College Republicans hosted activist Chloe Cole — an 18-year-old woman who de-transitioned and now advocates against gender-affirming healthcare for youth — and guest speaker Carrie Mendoza, a doctor for Advocate Health Care in Hazel Crest, Illinois. The lecture, titled “Regrets of a Former Trans Kid,” triggered backlash from members of the Dartmouth community, who protested outside the event in support of transgender rights and healthcare.
On Tuesday, approximately 35 library workers gathered in Novack Cafe to announce their plans to unionize. After walking through Baker-Berry library, the workers marched to the offices of dean of libraries Susanne Mehrer and College Provost David Kotz to deliver a letter asking for support from the College.
On March 31, Aditi Deokar ’25, Caroline Conway ’24 and Gavin Fry ’25 won Goldwater Scholarships, making them three out of the 413 college sophomores and juniors nationwide to receive the award, which supports undergraduate research in the natural sciences, engineering and mathematics. According to the scholarship website, the program started in 1986 and honors late Sen. Barry Goldwater, awarding Goldwater scholars up to $7,500 per academic year.
Just when we all thought the sun was here to stay, this week got off to a gray and gloomy start. This past weekend let us have a brief taste of summer –– between river dips under fierce bouts of sun to running hurriedly inside to escape cool April showers, visions of summer are beginning to seem closer. If only the summer preview had lasted a bit longer, but alas, Hanover continues to jolt between hot and cold, reminding us that springtime here is nothing short of unpredictable.
This Sunday, after many falls, curse words and newly formed bruises on my body, I discovered I’m not nearly as good of a skier as I thought I was.
If you know me personally, then maybe you’ve heard me mention a certain guiding principle of mine. It’s not something I mention often, but it is one that I consistently adhere to. I try to let my actions speak just as loudly as my words, so the guiding principle is this: If I think of a compliment, then I voice it.
As the weather warms, students are quick to take advantage of the pleasures this time of year brings. While students often remember springs at Dartmouth for swims in the river, the shedding of layers and the celebration of Green Key, it’s the day to day comforts that make it the most meaningful. Like hearing a song you love that you didn’t realize you had forgotten, spring is filled with mundane rediscoveries that remind you just how lucky you are to call this town home. To explore the unique nuances of various locations around campus, I took a longer walk around Hanover, beginning from behind Baker-Baker, to the Green, to Occum Pond and finally to Pine Park. Throughout the journey, I documented what I saw.
On Feb. 22, New Hampshire House of Representatives advanced a cannabis legalization bill to its Ways and Means Committee. Although the bill still needs to clear the Senate, this recent action marks a crucial step in potential legalization. In a state where seatbelts are optional for adults and people scream “Live Free or Die” from the rooftops, the state government will now decide whether residents can use marijuana legally. One day before April 20, the informal holiday that celebrates all things marijuana-related, The Dartmouth explores the plausibility of legalized usage on campus.
On March 3, Fiona Co Chan ’13 appeared on the hit ABC show Shark Tank seeking investors for Youthforia, a plant-based makeup company she launched in 2021. After Co Chan’s pitch, billionaire investor Mark Cuban invested $400,000 in her business. Youthforia has also garnered notable social media attention, amassing four million likes on TikTok and more than 61,000 followers on Instagram. The Dartmouth sat down with Co Chan to discuss entrepreneurship, her appearance on Shark Tank and how her experiences at Dartmouth have impacted her career.