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Q&A with new Office of Pluralism and Leadership director Rachele Hall

(02/16/23 10:00am)

Dr. Rachele Hall arrived at the College in February, taking her position as the new Senior Assistant Dean and director of the Office of Pluralism and Leadership. Hall comes from the State University of New York, Westchester — where she served as the interim Dean of Student Life — and said she will be working to identify and address opportunities to improve diversity and cultural competence on Dartmouth’s campus. 

Advancing Pathways grant works to deepen collaboration between College libraries and the Hood Museum

(02/16/23 10:00am)

A grant from the Mellon Foundation that provides funding to advance collaboration between the Dartmouth Library and the Hood Museum of Art is nearing the end of its initial three-year duration. The $500,000 grant, which is called Advancing Pathways for Long-Term Collaboration at Dartmouth, was awarded in January 2020 — though it faced delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic — and has a focus on Native American and Indigenous Arctic collections. 

Student interest in studying abroad returns to pre-pandemic levels

(02/16/23 10:10am)

A preliminary review of this year’s study abroad applications suggests that student interest has returned to pre-pandemic levels, according to Guarini Institute for International Education executive director John Tansey. Study abroad applications for the 2023-24 academic year offered students the opportunity to apply to 32 faculty-directed offerings and 31 exchange programs, Tansey said.

Students celebrate ‘Black Joy’ during Black Legacy Month

(02/14/23 10:10am)

Student organizations have planned an abundance of programming throughout February to honor  Black Legacy Month. According to the Black Legacy Month 2023 website, the month aims to celebrate and recognize Black culture at Dartmouth and is “dedicated to the education, awareness and commemoration of Black heritage and people.” The events this year embrace the theme “Black Joy,” according to planning committee co-chair Laura Logan ’22. 

First-Year Trips 2023 directorate announced

(02/14/23 10:05am)

On Jan. 30, First-Year Trips program director Max Teszler ’23 and associate director Miles Harris ’23 announced the members of the First-Year Trips 2023 directorate in an email sent to the Dartmouth Outing Club. The group of students — who applied over winter break — will focus on “reevaluating” the way that trips are organized and run, Harris said.

Q&A with inaugural chief compliance officer Alejandro Diaz

(02/14/23 10:15am)

Alejandro Diaz began in his role as the College’s first chief compliance officer on Jan. 30. In this role, Diaz is responsible for creating a coordinated effort to oversee and ensure the College’s compliance with federal, state and other external regulations. According to a College press release, Diaz previously served as the chief compliance officer at Temple University. 

Iranian-American feminist activist Masih Alinejad speaks at Democracy Summit

(02/13/23 10:00am)

Last Wednesday, Iranian-American journalist and women’s rights activist Masih Alinejad spoke at Filene Auditorium at an event titled “Ending Gender Apartheid in Iran.” The talk was the inaugural event for the Democracy Summit — a student-led series exploring contemporary democracy — and hosted by the  Dartmouth Political Union, the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Dickey Center for International Understanding. 

Students note increased COVID-19 cases and issues with isolation policies this winter

(02/09/23 10:00am)

Though the prevalence of COVID-19 on campus is uncertain — as the College has not required students to submit test results since April — students have noted an increase in the number of cases on campus this winter compared to the fall. This contrasts with national reported case counts, which have remained relatively stable.  Students have also noted issues in clarity and academic accommodations in the College’s COVID-19 policies.

Community explores past, present and future of Dartmouth snow sculpture

(02/14/23 10:15am)

A pirate now looks across the Green with a searching expression. At some point, his weather-worn face may lose its features — but for now, he commands his perch as the latest iteration in nearly one hundred years of Winter Carnival snow sculptures. According to students and alumni, the tradition and its significance to the College community has evolved over the years.

Shuttle service will expand to serve major dorm clusters

(02/09/23 10:05am)

In a Feb. 1 campuswide email, the Dartmouth Student Government and the Student and Presidential Committee on Sexual Assault jointly announced the expansion of the campus shuttle bus service, the Campus Connector, until 2:30 a.m every night — 30 minutes later than previous service — with additional stops near all the major dorm locations. A live tracking website allows students to view the shuttle's location in real-time and see scheduled arrival times for a number of locations. 

Human Rights Watch Israel and Palestine director Omar Shakir speaks on campus

(02/07/23 10:05am)

Last Tuesday, the Palestine Solidarity Coalition of Dartmouth Students hosted Human Rights Watch director of Israel and Palestine Omar Shakir, who spoke to approximately 50 students about the Israeli government’s treatment of Palestinians. Shakir’s lecture was based on a Human Rights Watch report titled “A Threshold Crossed: Israeli Authorities and the Crimes of Apartheid and Persecution.”