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Nugget Theaters reopen, pandemic restrictions still in place

(07/09/21 5:05am)

On June 18, downtown Hanover’s Nugget Theaters reopened for in-person screenings, showing three movies each day on weekends. The theater reopened with COVID-19 restrictions and protections in place. These include plexiglass partitions in the ticketing area, required masks for patrons when not enjoying concessions, 50% occupancy limits in each theater, extra cleaning and sanitization, assigned seating for patrons and a brand new $800,000 HVAC system. 

Town organizations, including Greek houses, to regain place of assembly permits after inspections

(07/02/21 9:25am)

Following Hanover’s lift of its ban on place of assembly permits from last spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Greek houses — along with dorms and restaurants — can now have their POA permits reinstated. In order to regain their permits, Greek houses must each pass an inspection by the Hanover fire department, slated to occur in July. 

Gov. Sununu signs budget bill restricting abortion access and teaching of discrimination-related topics

(07/02/21 9:20am)

New Hampshire governor Chris Sununu signed a controversial new statewide budget bill into law Monday. Items included in the budget bill include new restrictions on abortions, limits on the teaching of concepts like critical race theory by public institutions and checks on the governor’s power to declare a state of emergency. All four of Hanover’s representatives in the state House voted against the bill.

Professor gender pay gap greater at Dartmouth than at peer institutions

(07/02/21 9:05am)

Among its peer institutions, Dartmouth has one of the largest pay gaps between male and female professors, according to data from the Office of Institutional Research and the American Association of University professors. During the 2020-2021 academic year, male professors made an average salary of $218,198, compared to only $184,367 for female professors, a pay discrepancy of $33,831.

Most Hanover businesses lift masking requirements

(07/02/21 9:00am)

Following the Hanover Selectboard’s decision to suspend the mask ordinance on June 14, just after Commencement, many businesses in town also lifted their individual mask requirements for customers. Some businesses still require their employees to remain masked, however, and some more intensive cleaning policies and other health protocols remain in place.

Student mental health declined at start of pandemic, Dartmouth study shows

(06/25/21 9:00am)

A paper authored by Dartmouth researchers and published this month found that the COVID-19 pandemic increased symptoms of stress during the spring 2020 lockdown. The paper was based on data collected from 217 participants — members of the Class of 2021 — by a smartphone application called StudentLife. 

“Paid to stop complaining”: Amid housing crunch, College’s $1 million housing lottery sparks frustrations

(06/21/21 2:59am)

As the College prepares for a “fully residential” fall term, student demand for fall on-campus housing has exceeded capacity, according to a June 14 email sent to students from associate dean of residential life Michael Wooten. He also wrote that in response to the housing availability issue, the College is offering a one-time lottery incentive for up to 200 students to withdraw their fall housing request in exchange for a $5,000 payment.