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College receives community input in presidential search

(02/15/22 10:10am)

The chairs of the College’s presidential search committee hosted three listening sessions for staff, faculty and students to discuss the criteria for Dartmouth’s next president on Feb. 10. College President Phil Hanlon announced his plans to step down in June 2023 in an email to the Dartmouth community at the end of last month.

Rocky hosts virtual ‘Julian Assange: Visionary or Villain?’ event

(02/15/22 10:00am)

On Feb. 9, the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy hosted a virtual Zoom webinar titled: “Julian Assange: Visionary or Villain?” The event featured president of The Markup — an online news outlet with a focus on technology — and leading free speech attorney Nabiha Syed, and was hosted by English and women’s, gender and sexuality studies professor Alexis Jetter. 

Hanover restaurants grapple with rising costs due to inflation

(02/15/22 10:05am)

On Feb. 10, the United States Department of Labor reported an inflation rate of 7.5% on an annual basis, a figure that was largely out of line with the Federal Reserve’s target rate of 2% and the highest recorded since 1982. Hanover businesses have been impacted by the rising operation costs, and business owners are taking different measures to adapt to price increases. 

FFB to remain closed until indoor mask mandate is lifted

(02/10/22 10:15am)

The open study area on the first floor of Berry Library, known to most students as FFB, has been closed since the end of the fall term. According to a page on the library’s website last updated on Jan. 12, FFB will remain closed until the College lifts its indoor mask mandate. A popular study spot, FFB’s prolonged closure has stoked frustration from students.

Q&A: Gus Guszkowski ’22 participates in ‘Jeopardy!’

(02/10/22 10:00am)

Dartmouth student Gus Guszkowski ’22 was featured on the “Jeopardy!” National College Championship — a nine-day TV quiz show featuring 36 college students from around the U.S. — on Tuesday. Guszkowski took home $10,000 from the show, which was taped in the fall of 2021 in Culver City, CA, making it to the quarterfinals. Guszkowski, a classics major from Connecticut, sat down for an interview with The Dartmouth to discuss their time at the College and their experience being a contestant on “Jeopardy!”. 

112th Winter Carnival to take place this weekend

(02/10/22 10:10am)

Tonight, opening celebrations at Collis patio will kick off Dartmouth’s 112th Annual Winter Carnival, and despite obstacles surrounding unusually warm weather, traditions like the “polar bear plunge” and snow sculpture are slated to continue as planned. This year’s theme, “Mission: Winter Carnival — License to Chill,” combines traditions loved by Dartmouth students and new James Bond-themed events.

College kicks off sixth annual Black Legacy Month celebration

(02/08/22 10:10am)

On Jan. 31, the College kicked off its sixth annual celebration of Black Legacy Month. Throughout February, the lineup of events will include speakers, panel discussions, theater and musical performances, a mindfulness retreat, a sports outing, an art exhibit, a movie screening and a speech by scholar and activist Angela Davis. Similarly to last year’s celebrations, events will be held both virtually and in-person.

Dartmouth community reacts to escalating Russia-Ukraine tensions

(02/08/22 10:05am)

Since October 2021, Russia has deployed over 100,000 troops on the Ukrainian border, prompting heightened tensions with Ukraine and NATO and domestic calls for sanctions on Russian leaders and financial institutions. Dartmouth students and professors shared their insight into their ties to Ukraine, their views on the escalating situation and its international implications. 

Sadie Alexander Association aims to increase diversity in the economics department

(02/04/22 10:00am)

The Sadie Alexander Association, named after the first African American person to receive a Ph.D. in economics, is looking to foster more diversity in Dartmouth’s economics department. Since its founding in the spring of 2021, the SAA has taken steps in strengthening introductory courses’ teaching assistant system and bringing guest speakers to campus to discuss topics related to inequality and discrimination.