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On Jan. 11, the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy hosted Hanover town manager Alex Torpey in a talk called “Local Government: The Untapped Innovator.” Torpey, who became the town’s chief executive officer in June, spoke to community members about the role he envisions for local government, the housing crisis facing the Upper Valley and the relationship between Hanover town officials and the College.
On Jan. 9, the Political Economy Project and the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy hosted history professor Matthew Delmont in an event called “Black Americans During World War II.” Around 40 professors, students and community members gathered to hear Delmont discuss his new book, “Half-American: The Epic Story of African Americans Fighting World War II at Home and Abroad.”
Professor of English and creative writing Alexander Chee was this year’s guest editor of “The Best American Essays 2022,” a part of ‘The Best American Series’ — an annual publication started in 1915 that displays the best fiction and nonfiction of the year as curated by the guest editor. Chee sat down with The Dartmouth to talk about the importance of writing in times of tumult and the power of an essay that pushes the boundaries of the form.
Dartmouth Student Government announced that Wi-Fi would soon be available on the Green in a campus-wide email on Dec. 20, 2022, a result of a collaboration between the DSG Subcommittee on Technology and College Information, Technology and Consulting.
Last fall, Abdul Rahman Latif joined the William Jewett Tucker Center for Spiritual and Ethical Living as Dartmouth’s first Muslim chaplain, according to a press release published by the College on Nov. 18. Latif, who is also serving as the associate director of the Tucker Center, will work with Tucker Center director Reverend Nancy Vogele ’85 to provide spiritual care for the Dartmouth community.
Students who traveled to Peru as members of fall term’s ECON 70, “Immersion Experience in Applied Economics and Policy” — a class that includes traveling to a country of study during the interim break — were initially trapped in the country for an additional two days because of the political unrest from a coup instituted by its then-president, according to the course’s professor Diego Comin.
It feels unusual for students to return for winter term and see bare grass on campus, but this phenomenon may become much more common in coming years. Hanover’s changing temperatures — which have increased by four to five degrees Fahrenheit in the last century — are caused by climate change and will continue to affect Dartmouth traditions like cross country ski racing and the Winter Carnival, according to earth science professor Erich Osterberg.
On Nov. 28, Cheri Pierson filed a lawsuit alleging that former College trustee Leon Black ’73 — the namesake of the Black Family Visual Arts Center — raped her at the home of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein in 2002. Pierson is represented by Wigdor LLP, the same law firm representing Guzel Ganieva, another woman who is suing Black for sexual harassment. Ganieva’s lawsuit, filed in June 2021, had previously been amended in Sept. 2021 to include Pierson as another woman Black assaulted, referred to then as “Jane Doe.”
The Democratic National Committee’s Rules and Bylaws Committee voted on Dec. 2 to reorganize its presidential primary calendar, rescheduling several states — including New Hampshire — which have long kick-started the nomination process.
Starting Jan. 3, the Class of 1953 Commons opened for late-night dining from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. seven days a week, according to Dartmouth Student Government president David Millman ’23. The Courtyard Cafe — which temporarily opened for weekend late-night dining on Nov. 4 — will reduce its hours, closing at 9:30 p.m. daily to accommodate staffing issues, Dartmouth Dining Services director Jon Plodzik said.
In the 10 years since Dartmouth established its current academic schedule — creating the six-week break known as “Winterim” — Hanover businesses still must “adapt” to students’ extended December absence, according to Murphy’s on the Green owner Nigel Leeming.
Dax Tejera ’07, a member of The Dartmouth’s Board of Proprietors and former Publisher of The Dartmouth, died of a heart attack on Dec. 23, according to Adweek. He was 37 years old.
On Dec. 16, 578 out of a record-high 3,009 early decision applicants were admitted to the Class of 2027, marking a 19% acceptance rate — the lowest in the College’s ED history.. The newly accepted students — joined by the 47 who matched with Dartmouth through the QuestBridge program earlier this month — are the third class to undergo the college admissions process since the start of COVID-19.
This afternoon, Dartmouth accepted 578 members to the Class of 2027, drawing from a record-breaking pool of 3,009 early decision applicants, the College announced in a Dartmouth News article. The acceptance rate of 19% is an all-time low for the College’s early decision cohort. Additionally, 47 students were matched with Dartmouth through the QuestBridge program earlier this month, bringing the total number of soon-to-be students to 625.
College President Phil Hanlon announced on Dec. 6 that the College has created a new $100 million program called Dartmouth STEM-X to support historically underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The program is partially being funded by a $25 million gift from Penny Coulter and James Coulter ’82, the co-founder of global alternative asset management firm TPG.
Lauren Gilstrap was larger than life, her research mentor and director of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice Amber Barnato said.
Vicki Sayarath, a research scientist and the research director for the epidemiology department at the Geisel School of Medicine, died on Nov. 14, College President Phil Hanlon wrote in a statement on Friday.
Former College trustee Leon Black ’73 has been sued by a woman alleging that Black raped her at the home of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein in 2002. Black is the namesake of the Black Family Visual Arts Center, and College spokesperson Diana Lawrence confirmed today that there are no plans to rename the arts center.
This past weekend, the College celebrated 50 years of coeducation with an invitation for all alumnae to return to campus and engage with programming that included the rededication of Dartmouth Hall, eight panel discussions on Saturday and a conversation with College President-elect Sian Leah Beilock, who will become the first woman to lead the College.
The College offered a number of events to honor Veterans Day on Nov. 11, starting with the raising of the American flag on the Green at 6:30 a.m.