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Dartmouth Dining plans to expand options and hours in the fall

(07/23/21 9:10am)

As Dartmouth prepares to return to full campus access by Aug. 1, Dartmouth Dining is working to expand hours and venue options for the upcoming academic year. After closing for over a year due to the pandemic, Courtyard Cafe in the Hopkins Center for the Arts — often referred to as “The Hop” — and the snack bars located in residential halls will reopen for the fall, according to Dartmouth Dining director Jon Plodzik and Novack Cafe and residential snack bar manager Chris Robbins. Plodzik also said that there will be a new cafe in Baker-Berry library by Sept. 2 and a bubble tea station at Collis Cafe “sometime soon.” 

EKT sees online threat after Office of Greek Life cancels Masters pong tournament

(07/23/21 9:15am)

Following a notice by the Office of Greek Life that the “Masters” pong tournament could not take place this year due to safety and liability concerns and multiple violations of the hazing and drug and alcohol policies, Epsilon Kappa Theta sorority received a threat against the house, which summer president Lila Hovey ’23 reported to Safety and Security. 

Dartmouth mental health resources prove insufficient to manage rise in mental health struggles

(07/16/21 9:10am)

During spring term, C.J. Henrich ’24 learned that his friend had just discovered a student in her building attempting suicide. Henrich rushed to North Massachusetts Hall, where his friend lived, and he watched another student walk out with paramedics as he tried to comfort his friend. He said that everyone on Mass Row must have seen the ambulances. 

New Hampshire Supreme Court unanimously strikes down SB 3, again certifying students’ right to vote in-state

(07/16/21 9:00am)

On July 2, the New Hampshire Supreme Court unanimously struck down a 2017 Republican-backed voting law known as Senate Bill 3, finding that it “imposes unreasonable burdens on the right to vote.” The ruling is a victory for critics of the bill who contend that SB 3 had made it more difficult for college students domiciled in the state to vote in New Hampshire. 

Sororities issue interim requirements for social events with fraternities, full list still pending

(07/13/21 5:28pm)

As nighttime parties return to Webster Avenue, Dartmouth’s eight sororities have issued a list of interim requirements for social gatherings held in conjunction with fraternities, effective as of July 8. The short, partially redacted list of four rules, which was sent to fraternities over the past week, was obtained by The Dartmouth, and its authenticity was confirmed by Inter-Sorority Council president Molly Katarincic ’22. 

First-Year Trips to return in the fall

(07/09/21 9:10am)

After a year of nontraditional orientation activities, Dartmouth First-Year Trips will return to more regular outdoor programming this fall to welcome the Class of 2025 to Hanover. Though much of this year’s programming will remain similar to past years , the Trips directorate has implemented activities and scheduling changes that they believe will make the Trips experience more accessible for incoming students.

Under new NCAA policy, Dartmouth student-athletes can now earn payment

(07/09/21 9:15am)

On July 1, the NCAA adopted a new policy that will allow almost half a million student-athletes across the country to profit off of deals based on their name, image or likeness. On the same day, the Ivy League affirmed this decision and modified its existing rules to allow student-athletes to participate in NIL activities. New opportunities for student-athletes, who would have previously been in violation of NCAA requirements to maintain their amateur status, include sponsorships, brand deals and endorsements.

Divide between students, town will come under focus at July 13 Hanover Town Meeting

(07/09/21 9:20am)

The annual Hanover Town Meeting will be held in the Dewey Field Lot on Tuesday, July 13 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., following a two-month delay due to the pandemic. This is the second consecutive year that both parts of the meeting — the official voting period and the business meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. — have been delayed from May until July and held outdoors.

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.