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College plans wide-scale dormitory renovations

(03/01/22 10:10am)

In their Feb. 21 decision to pause further development of the proposed Lyme Road apartments until May, College faculty cited the project’s potential impact on the “undergraduate experience.” College administrators in favor of the proposal, on the other hand, believe the apartments could be utilized as a “swing space” to house students as current residential facilities undergo renovations. 

Dartmouth Student Prison Initiative hosts virtual webinar, “The Crisis at Rikers Island: A Call to End Mass Incarceration”

(03/01/22 10:00am)

On Feb. 24, the Dartmouth Student Prison Initiative hosted a Zoom webinar titled: “The Crisis at Rikers Island: A Call to End Mass Incarceration,” during which panelists discussed events that have exacerbated incarceration rates, particularly among women. 

Students propose zoning amendments that could increase housing capacity in Hanover

(02/25/22 10:10am)

Thirty Dartmouth students have signed onto three amendments that propose changes in Hanover’s zoning rules. The amendments, which were submitted by David Millman ’23 and Nicolás Macri ’24, aim to alleviate the persistent housing shortage in Hanover and the wider Upper Valley and will be voted on by the public at the next town meeting on May 10.

Dartmouth Political Union hosts student debate on abortion

(02/25/22 10:00am)

On Feb. 23 — less than a week after New Hampshire lawmakers passed a bill that added exceptions to the state’s new 24-week abortion ban —  the Dartmouth Political Union hosted a student debate on abortion in Filene Auditorium between six debators: Advaita Chaudhari ’24, James Eiler ’25 and Jordan Narrol ’25 spoke for the pro-choice side and Kevin Larkin ’22, Keli Pegula ’24 and Grayling Peterson ’24 spoke for the pro-life side. 

Dirt Cowboy begins selling “The Real Anthony Fauci”

(02/22/22 10:00am)

Since its opening in 1993, Dirt Cowboy Cafe has been a mainstay of the Upper Valley’s coffee market, fostering fierce customer loyalty among current students, faculty and alumni for its coffee and pastries. Roughly three weeks ago, however, Dirt Cowboy entered the bookselling trade, offering copies of anti-vaccine conspiracy theorist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s book “The Real Anthony Fauci.”

Rockefeller Center hosts former Health and Human Services secretary Alex Azar ’88

(02/22/22 10:05am)

On Monday evening, the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy hosted former U.S. Health and Human Services secretary Alex Azar ’88 in a talk entitled “Operation Warp Speed: Lessons from the Most Successful and Important Public-Private Partnership Since the Apollo Project.” Addressing a live audience in Filene Auditorium, Azar spoke about his work to plan and execute “Operation Warp Speed,” a federal effort during the administration of former president Donald Trump to support and speed up private development of COVID-19 vaccines.

Election to create student dining worker union to be held in March

(02/22/22 10:20am)

The College and the Student Worker Collective at Dartmouth, an organization currently engaged in efforts to organize student dining workers, have agreed to terms for an election to decide whether the union will be given official College recognition. College President Phil Hanlon denied the initial request and referred the process to the National Labor Relations Board on Jan. 28. 

Senior societies wrap up in-person tapping period

(02/22/22 10:10am)

After last year saw the tapping process pushed online, this year marked a return to an in-person recruitment cycle. Between Feb. 15 and 19, Dartmouth’s 14 recognized senior societies — Abaris, Andromeda, Atlas, Casque & Gauntlet, Chimera, Cobra, Dragon, Fire and Skoal, Griffin, Olympus, Phoenix, Pyxis, Sphinx and The Order of the Sirens — selected new membership from the Class of 2023.  

COVID-19 guidelines and enforcement vary on winter study abroad programs

(02/18/22 10:15am)

Students participating in study abroad programs this winter received an “informed consent form” in September 2021, in which the Frank J. Guarini Institute for International Education stipulated various COVID-19 policies and guidelines. Enforcement and success of COVID-19 policies have varied across ongoing programs this winter — some students studying abroad have expressed no concerns with the COVID-19 guidelines, while others report confusion and frustration. Still others said they do not remember signing the form at all.

Students’ experience with campus Wi-Fi improves as College completes 85% of its upgrades

(02/18/22 10:10am)

Loading screens, buffering videos and drops in internet quality may be no more on campus. According to Dartmouth Information, Technology & Consulting, recent upgrades to the Wi-Fi network have improved internet connectivity and speed in Berry library, dorms and other spaces around campus. 

Winter Carnival weekend sees record high turnout at polar bear plunge, low student involvement in planning

(02/17/22 10:15am)

This year’s return to an in-person Winter Carnival themed “Mission: Winter Carnival — License to Chill” saw successful turnouts for activities like the polar bear plunge and Phi Delta Alpha’s Annual Chili Cook-Off, but dwindling interest in planning events and the building of the snow sculpture.