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Officials at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center are finalizing changes to the hospital’s security and emergency coordination policies in the wake of last fall’s fatal shooting according to DHMC director of security Daniel Dahmen. These changes, estimated at a cost of $400,000, aim to increase the visibility of security personnel, upgrade existing security technologies and better prepare employees for emergency situations.
During this year’s sorority winter term recruitment, which ended on Jan. 29, 125 women participated, up from 106 last winter, according to an email statement from Office of Greek Life director Brian Joyce.
Last fall, Dartmouth Dining Services implemented a series of changes to the menus at the Courtyard Café. While DDS director Jon Plodzik said that his organization made the changes to improve students’ experiences, a survey conducted by The Dartmouth from Jan. 22 to Jan. 29 through Pulse reveals that 52.2 percent of the 901 student respondents — a majority — reported feeling very or somewhat dissatisfied with menu changes at the café at press time. Only 12.9 percent of respondents indicated that they were very or somewhat satisfied with the changes.
With flu season in full swing, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is seeing a greater number of influenza cases than any time since the 2014-15 season, according to Michael Calderwood, infectious disease physician and regional hospital epidemiologist at DHMC. The Center for Disease Control is expecting similar numbers this year to the 2014-2015 season, during which the H3N2 strain was also the dominant strain of influenza and about 34 million Americans contracted the flu and about 56,000 died, he said.
The Salt Hill Pub franchise plans to open a new café in downtown Lebanon this spring, serving a combination of coffee and desserts.
The College has begun a two-year self-study project in pursuit of reaccreditation under the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The accreditation process, which takes place every 10 years and includes a five-year interim report, will be completed in 2020.
Baker-Berry Library announced in an email distributed to faculty that it will deaccession, or permanently remove, 59,000 books and journals, or about 2.9 percent of its collection, over the course of the next three years in response to dwindling storage space.
An “All Access” meal plan — equivalent to 28 meal swipes a week — will replace the SmartChoice 20 this coming fall.
On Jan. 12, three Geisel School of Medicine students testified at a New Hampshire state legislature meeting on behalf of House Bill 1241, a bill that would establish a commission to assess the benefits and expenses of a single-payer healthcare system in New Hampshire.
On Tuesday, Dartmouth Outing Club First-Year Trips director Lucia Pierson ’18 and assistant director Dalia Rodriguez-Caspeta ’18 announced the 19-member 2018 Trips directorate.
The New Hampshire House of Representatives is discussing House Bill 1604, an effort to rename “Columbus Day” to “Indigenous People’s Day.” The bill is sponsored by Reps. Timothy Horrigan, Amanda Bouldin, Wayne Burton and Janet Wall.
Earlier this month, molecular biologist and American Association for the Advancement of Science fellow James Bliska joined the Geisel School of Medicine as a professor in microbiology and immunology as well as the Personalized Treatments for Cystic Fibrosis Cluster’s senior lead faculty member.
Software used to predict if a defendant will reoffend may be less accurate than previously believed, according to Julia Dressel ’17’s senior thesis research that has recently received national attention.
On Monday morning, the College announced a new communications framework that will form the basis for future communications from divisions across the College. In addition, the College debuted a new visual identity, including a new logo with a new font, an updated “Lone Pine” and a new “D-Pine,” with the Lone Pine placed inside of a “D.”
Dartmouth’s annual fundraising campaign for Granite United Way fell short of meeting its goal of raising $300,000 by Dec. 31, even after the original deadline of Dec. 15 was extended. As of two weeks ago, around $285,000 had been collected, according to Mimi Simpson, executive director of the President’s Office. The College’s committee is still receiving donations in hopes of reaching its goal eventually.
On Jan. 2, Marc and Patty Milowsky sold Jesse’s Steak, Seafood & Tavern and Molly’s Restaurant to Anthony Barnett, director of operations at Blue Sky Restaurant Group, and his wife, Erin Barnett, according to Marc Milowsky. Blue Sky Restaurant Group is the umbrella entity under which Jesse’s and Molly’s both operate.
SpeakOut, an oral history project on past LGBTQIA+ students at the College, will be added to Rauner Library’s Special Collections in early 2019. The project was announced last November and is a collaboration between the library, the history department and the Dartmouth Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Alumni/ae Association.
College digital humanities and English librarian Laura Braunstein published her first crossword puzzle for The New York Times last December.
On Tuesday, Jan. 9, the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana. If passed into law, the bill, sponsored by two Republicans and two Libertarians, would legalize the cultivation, possession and use of marijuana by people 21 years of age or older. Additionally, the bill would authorize the licensing of marijuana wholesale, retail, cultivation and testing facilities and would also tax marijuana sales.