Eleven days after eight Dartmouth students initiated a hunger strike, the two remaining student hunger strikers have agreed to end their strike after reaching an agreement with the College, according to a March 1 email sent by Dean of the College Scott Brown.
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On Feb. 28, a court preliminarily approved Dartmouth’s settlement proposal in a class-action lawsuit that accused 17 universities of violating antitrust laws and conspiring to minimize financial aid for students from working- and middle-class families.
In 2022, Susan Collins became the President of the Boston Federal Reserve. Previously, she spent time at Harvard University, Georgetown University and the University of Michigan as an administrator and economics professor. The Dartmouth spoke with Collins about her past experiences in academia and monetary policy, her perspective on America’s current economic position and current Boston Fed initiatives.
Yascha Mounk, a visiting professor in the government department, has been accused of rape by journalist Celeste Marcus, who works as the managing editor of Liberties Journal, a nonprofit publication. Johns Hopkins University, where Mounk is a professor of international affairs, is currently investigating the allegation, according to a statement from spokeswoman Megan Christin.
On Feb. 26, the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding hosted Georgetown University professor at the Walsh School of Foreign Service Daniel Byman to discuss the war in Gaza. The event was called “Israel and Gaza: ‘Is There a Way Forward?’” and was moderated by government department Chair Benjamin Valentino.
Friday, March 1
From Feb. 22 to 24, the Hanunder Arts Festival transformed Sawtooth Kitchen into a space for the Dartmouth arts community to showcase student films, music and visual arts. The festival was produced by the Hopkins Center for the Arts fellows and their advisors from the staff Daniel Burmester and Lucy Biberman ’23.
Several faculty and staff members have formed Faculty and Staff for Justice in Palestine, a group that represents “an alternative voice on campus for discussion of the conflict in the Middle East, and the U.S.’s role in it,” according to an email from history professor Udi Greenberg — a member of the group. Greenberg said in an interview that the group consists of around 50 faculty and staff from across the five schools at the College.
On Feb. 25, the Dartmouth Student Government Senate met for its seventh weekly meeting of the winter term. Led by student body president Jessica Chiriboga ’24, the Senate discussed student wellness projects and spoke with a few hunger strikers for Palestine.
This week is Eating Disorder Awareness Week — an annual campaign aimed at educating people about eating disorders and offering support for those affected by them. Dartmouth Dining registered dietician and nutritionist Beth Rosenberger has worked at Dartmouth for over 25 years and helps students with dietary restrictions or food-related health issues navigate the dining halls.
On March 15, Emily Fagell ’25 and Eren Berke Saglam ’25 will take on the roles of Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of The Dartmouth to head the paper’s 181st Directorate. They will replace outgoing Editor-in-Chief Kristin Chapman ’24 and Publisher Manasi Singh ’24, respectively.
On Feb. 26, Kevin Engel ’27 and Roan V. Wade ’25 appeared at the Lebanon District Court at 1 p.m., where they were tried for misdemeanor counts of trespassing. The trial, presided by District Court Judge Michael Mace, began an hour and a half late due to delays from earlier hearings that day. Dartmouth students and Upper Valley residents filled the courthouse, and the door remained open for people to listen in the lobby.
In February 2022, Nathan Syvash ’25 — a freshman at the time — received a text message from one of his friends with news of Russia’s attack on Kyiv, Syvash’s home. As the reality of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine set in, Syvash said he immediately called his parents.
On Feb. 25, Dartmouth clarified its position regarding today’s trial for Roan Wade ’25 and Kevin Engel ’27, stating that the College will not interfere in the legal proceedings. The trial will begin at 1 p.m. at the Lebanon District Court.
On Feb. 21, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives director Steven Dettelbach ’88 spoke to students and community members in Filene Auditorium about gun violence and enforcement. Dettelbach emphasized the frequency of tragedies that occur from gun violence and the urgent need to address the issue.
On Feb. 24, the Dartmouth Student Alliance for Ukraine held a vigil on the Green at 7 p.m. to commemorate the second anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Brimming with dark humor and painfully unaware characters, R.F. Kuang’s novel “Yellowface” is a satire that unpacks the difficulty of being an Asian writer in today’s industry. The novel evokes instances of white authors profiting from writing stories about the suffering of non-white communities and real-life, race-based literary controversies — like the “Who is the Bad Art Friend?” feud — a nearly decade-long dispute between writers Sonya Larson and Dawn Dorland regarding race, authorship and friendship that became publicized by the 2021 New York Times article of the same name. Thematically, “Yellowface” is entrenched in the current dialogue regarding the ownership of culture and identity in literature. To tell this tale, Kuang masterfully crafts the narration of her main character to create a voice that is both convincing and appalling.
This year’s Oscar-nominated, live-action shorts are some of the most compelling pieces of cinema that I have ever had the privilege of viewing. Each of the films shown at the Hopkins Center for the Arts’ screening of the program tells an unforgettable, emotional story that feels highly relevant amidst the tumultuous global events of today's world. The three shorts in this review gripped audiences for their ability to tell stories that showcase how characters process tragedy, trauma, and grief.
On Saturday, Feb. 17, the Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra performed their winter concert in Rollins Chapel to a packed audience. The orchestra also performed the previous night to an audience during their open dress rehearsal.
College announces renaming of stadium at Memorial Field, new scholarship in honor of Buddy Teevens ’79
Former Big Green head football coach Buddy Teevens ’79 will be honored at a celebration of life held by Dartmouth and members of Teevens’s family on May 18. The celebration precedes the commemoration of the “Buddy Teevens Stadium at Memorial Field” by the Dartmouth Board of Trustees to take place in October 2024.