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Over 65 faculty members have signed a letter in support of Unai Montes-Irueste ’98, who publicly resigned from his positions on multiple alumni associations over his dissatisfaction with the College’s protections of undocumented students. The letter, dated Feb. 13, reiterates Montes-Irueste’s frustrations and urges the College to support students affected by President Donald Trump’s rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in September 2017.
Christ Redeemer Church, a Hanover-based Baptist congregation led by Pastor Don Willeman, recently introduced updated plans to the Hanover Planning Board over a proposed church that the congregation wishes to build on a plot of land it purchased in 2017. The plans for this new church were originally submitted to the board in 2016 and have since been updated to address residents’ and board members’ concerns about building a church in a residential area. Ultimately, the Hanover Zoning Board of Adjustment will have the final say.
Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity was suspended for one term this winter for violations of the College’s alcohol policy while already on College probation. The suspension will be followed by two terms of alcohol probation, which will conclude at the end of the summer 2018 term, according to College spokesperson Diana Lawrence.
In a campus-wide email today, College President Phil Hanlon wrote that the investigations into allegations of sexual misconduct by three professors in the psychological and brain sciences department are ongoing and that the external investigator is “close to concluding her work.”
Kappa Kappa Kappa fraternity was suspended for three terms, dating back to last fall, after admitting to a series of violations of the College’s hazing and alcohol policy. The suspension, which ends on June 21, will be followed by four terms of alcohol probation and then two terms of College probation, according to a Feb. 18 statement from college spokesperson Diana Lawrence.
On Feb. 8, venture capital firm Green D Ventures announced that Laura Bordewieck Rippy ’89 would be taking the lead as managing partner on the group’s fifth investment fund, Green D 5. The move is a departure from venture capital norms, in which only 8 percent of employees at top firms are female.
This year’s Winter Carnival featured quintessential Carnival events, including the human dogsled races and an ice sculpture contest. However, breaking with tradition, the weekend saw only 33 incident reports — a decrease from 43 incidents last year, 52 incidents in 2016, according to an email statement from interim director of Safety and Security Keysi Montás.
A College committee will investigate future options for the Hanover Country Club golf course, which could involve modifying the course, continuing current operations or shutting down the golf course completely.
When the Digital Arts, Leadership and Innovation Lab decided to move into a new space in the basement of Sudikoff Lab last year, the space needed a makeover — it needed an architectural design that reflected and encouraged the creative culture of DALI. Studio Nexus Architects and Planners, a small firm in White River Junction, took on the challenge in fall 2015. The firm was recently recognized for their work by the New Hampshire chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
As a fifth-grade teacher in Chelsea, Massachusetts, a working class community outside of Boston, education professor Michele Tine experienced firsthand the disparity in resources between rural and urban public schools.
A series of videos called “deepfakes,” made using technology that allows users to digitally superimpose a person’s face onto someone else’s body, has sparked discussion about how they will affect the future credibility of media outlets. The propagation of such videos has concerned Dartmouth professors, including computer science professor Hany Farid, who attended the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency media forensics program meeting in January.
A new Domino’s Pizza restaurant will open in Hanover on 73 South Main Street, behind the Irving Gas station. The site will undergo a renovation once the town of Hanover issues a building permit, according to Keith Bell, who owns Domino’s franchises in Claremont, West Lebanon, Montpelier, Vermont and St. Johnsbury, Vermont.
On Jan. 24, the Senate confirmed Alex Azar ’88 as the United States secretary of health and human services in a vote of 55 to 43. President Donald Trump nominated Azar to the position in November 2017 to succeed Tom Price, who resigned from the position amid controversy over his use of private and government planes.
On Jan. 29, the College announced the creation of a Presidential Steering Committee on Sexual Misconduct. College spokesperson Diana Lawrence said in an email statement that the committee will review existing policies across the institution about sexual misconduct. The committee will then present suggestions intended to improve campus policies and training about sexual misconduct at the College, Lawrence wrote.
On Jan. 30, Unai Montes-Irueste ’98, former vice president of the Dartmouth Association of Latinx Alumni, published an open letter on Facebook declaring that he is cutting all ties with the College over its handling of issues surrounding undocumented students.
Dartmouth’s financial statement for fiscal year 2017, released in October 2017, shows strong endowment performance and a decline in operating expenses compared to the previous year, alongside relatively small growth in revenues.
Best friends often share similar tastes in everything from music to clothes, but what if they also have similar brain activity?
Game Set Mat, an apparel and accessory store located on 15 South Main Street, will close on March 3 after five and half years of operation.
This article was featured in the 2018 Winter Carnival Issue.
This article was featured in the 2018 Winter Carnival Issue.