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Last Sunday, over 3,000 people participated in the 15th annual Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hero fundraiser. The event has raised $790,000 thus far, which roughly equals the amount of money raised at last year’s event. The money raised supports the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
During a late September rain storm, water leakage in Remsen Medical Sciences Building, currently under construction, resulted in permanent damage of a microscope that will cost roughly $1.5 million to repair. The damage to the College’s Scios 2 DualBeam electron microscope was so severe that the microscope could not be repaired, according to electron microscopes director Maxime Guinel. A storm a few weeks later also resulted in water leaks in student residences in the River Cluster.
The Phi Beta Kappa honor society inducted 21 new members from the Class of 2020 on Tuesday. The society held its 232nd annual meeting in College President Phil Hanlon’s house, where the ceremony traditionally takes place. Last year’s ceremony took place in Occom Commons due to logistical difficulties.
Known for his scholarly work in the field of Native American history, Native American studies and history professor Colin Calloway was recently awarded the George Washington Prize for his 2018 book “The Indian World of George Washington.”
Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker spoke on Sunday night to a standing room-only audience of nearly 500 Dartmouth students and Upper Valley residents who crowded into the Top of the Hop and overflow space in the lobby below.
On Oct. 14, Native American students launched a month-long celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Month, which began with a demonstration on the Green recognizing Indigenous Peoples’ Day — a holiday celebrated on the same day as the federal holiday Columbus Day.
No students attempted to touch this year’s Homecoming bonfire, marking the second year without major bonfire incidents. Additionally, the College saw fewer Good Sam incidents than past years and only one arrest, according to interim director of Safety and Security Keysi Montás and Hanover police chief Charlie Dennis.
As students walk around campus, they may notice yet another construction project underway. Construction began on the Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society on Oct. 7. Expected to open at the beginning of the Fall 2021 term, the new building will be located between the Tuck School of Business and Thayer School of Engineering on Tuck Drive.
The five residential social spaces on campus — House Center A, House Center B, Occom Commons, Brace Commons and the common spaces of Fahey — will, effective this Friday, again be open to students of all House communities.
As students arrived on campus this fall, they were greeted by several changes impacting the College. These included the new restrictions on dorm and house center access, the settlement of the sexual misconduct class action lawsuit against the College and the implementation of the new Chosen Name and Identity initiative. Earlier this term, The Dartmouth surveyed the student body on their opinions regarding these three topics. The following article presents some of the results.
The Dartmouth Mental Health Student Union has introduced “Late Night Solace,” the only current peer-support mental health program on campus. MHU was launched last fall to increase awareness about the importance of mental health on campus and promote accessibility to mental health services.
Last Thursday, former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld, one of the few Republicans challenging President Trump for the GOP’s 2020 nomination, spoke at a College Republicans event in Moore Hall. Advertised as a policy talk instead of a campaign event, Weld spoke on his views regarding the need for climate change action and answered a series of questions from the audience.
Executive vice president and chief financial officer Rick Mills held a town hall in Spaulding Auditorium yesterday, covering topics ranging from the College’s Green Energy Project to the United Way Campaign. The town hall, attended by roughly 90 faculty, staff and community members, also featured a speech and question and answer session from Thayer School of Engineering dean Alexis Abramson.
Dave Bucci, who recently served as chair of the psychological and brain sciences department, has died by suicide, College President Phil Hanlon and dean of the faculty Elizabeth Smith announced in an email to campus Wednesday morning.
Philadelphia native Sean Taylor recently opened a new barbershop in Hanover called The People’s Barbershop and Shave Parlor. The barbershop, which caters to all hair types, shares a space with Robert’s Flowers, located underneath the Starbucks on Main Street.
Earlier this month, Dartmouth hosted the fall 2019 meeting of the Ivy League Veterans Council. Over 50 student-veterans gathered in Collis Common Ground to update the other members about the veteran community and work together to solve veterans’ issues.
As autumn arrives and leaves begin to change from green to gold, tourists flock to Hanover for leaf-peeping — the annual activity of viewing and photographing the fall foliage.
Former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld visited campus last Thursday, addressing a group of students, faculty and visitors at a policy event held by the Dartmouth College Republicans in Filene Auditorium. Opening with a brief speech about the importance of climate action, Weld devoted much of the event to answering students’ questions about his platforms and policy views.
On Oct. 5, men’s fall fraternity rush concluded, with houses extending 301 new member bids, a significant decrease compared to the 356 bids extended last fall and the 341 bids extended the fall prior.
At a time when President Donald Trump enjoys a nearly 90-percent approval rating among Republican voters, Mark Sanford has found himself in a battle for the soul of his party. A former governor of South Carolina and six-term member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Sanford is one of three former Republican elected officials challenging Trump for the 2020 Republican presidential nomination.