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On March 19, the College increased the hourly minimum wage for all non-union student workers to $16.25 from $11.50, an adjustment first announced by the Student Employment Office in a March 3 email. Students and employers reacted positively to the pay hike but expressed some hesitation about the change.
This spring, all undergraduate students living in campus housing can access all residence halls 24 hours a day using their Dartmouth IDs, according to Dartmouth Student Government president David Millman ’23. Previously, students could no longer access residence halls outside their own house community after midnight. Universal residence hall access will last until the end of the spring term, when the College will reevaluate the policy, according to Millman.
Geography PhD student Christopher Callahan GR ’23 co-authored a study which received news attention after a recent report by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. In the study, Callahan described the impacts of extreme heat on economic productivity, which cost the global economy an estimated tens of trillions of dollars. Callahan sat down with The Dartmouth to discuss the findings of his research.
Vasudha Thakur ’23, a student from New Delhi, India, died Saturday morning, according to an email sent by Dean of the College Scott Brown to the Dartmouth community.
Dartmouth football head coach Buddy Teevens ’79 was injured in a bicycle accident on March 16 in St. Augustine, Florida, according to a press release from Dartmouth Sports on March 18.
Josh Balara ’24, a student from Shavertown, Pennsylvania, died on March 16 after an illness, Dean of the College Scott Brown wrote in an email to the Dartmouth community.
Joshua White, an IT support analyst at the Tuck School of Business, died on Wednesday, March 15 after battling a rare form of cancer, President Phil Hanlon wrote in a campuswide announcement on March 16. Before his role at Tuck, White spent five years working in IT support at the Geisel School of Medicine.
The Student Employment Office announced in a March 3 email that the hourly minimum wage for all non-union student workers will increase to $16.25 from $11.50 beginning on March 19 — the start of the first student pay period of the spring term. The minimum wage for tipped workers will also rise to $7.31 per hour from $5.18.
On March 15, Kristin Chapman ’24 and Manasi Singh ’24 will assume the roles of Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of The Dartmouth to head the paper’s 180th directorate. They will replace outgoing Editor-in-Chief Emily Lu ’23 and Publisher Amy Park ’23, respectively.
In a campus-wide email on Feb. 22, Dartmouth Student Government announced its proposed changes to several aspects of the College’s current medical leave policy, including making the language of the policy more inclusive and allowing students to access College library resources while on leave.
On Feb. 22, the New Hampshire House of Representatives advanced a bipartisan bill — H.B. 639 — to legalize recreational marijuana in a vote of 234 to 127, according to state representative and government professor Russell Muirhead, D-Hanover. The state Senate and Republican Governor Chris Sununu have rejected other recent iterations of the legislation — leaving New Hampshire the only state in New England without a legalization policy, Muirhead said. If passed, however, it is unclear whether legalized recreational use of marijuana will influence student consumption practices.
Masters of Engineering Management student Ifeoluwa Adeleye died on March 1 from an unexpected subarachnoid hemorrhage on Feb. 19, according to a March 2 email to engineering students from Thayer School dean Alexis Abramson. According to Abramson, Adeleye came to Dartmouth from Lagos, Nigeria with a background in chemical engineering and previous experience as a project engineer and manager.
National Eating Disorder Awareness Week is from Feb. 27 to March 5, and the College’s “underfunded” nutrition team is honoring the week with table tents on tabletops in ’53 Commons and a session of body positive yoga run by the Student Wellness Center, according to eating disorders campus advocate Elizabeth Rudnick ’23.
In response to the Feb. 13 shooting at Michigan State University — which claimed three victims’ lives and injured five others — The Dartmouth connected with Safety and Security and the Hanover Police department to learn more about the College’s preparation for active shooter incidents.
The North End housing project on Lyme Road is moving to the Hanover Planning Board,which will conduct a review process prior to the start of construction. The review is conditional on the College providing design solutions to conditions required by the Zoning Board of Adjustment, planning and zoning director Robert Houseman said.
Christopher Striz Bustard ’10 MEM’14 — an avid ski mountaineering, or “skimo” racer — passed away on Dec. 29 at 34 years old after he was hit by a car in Sarasota, Florida while on a neighborhood run, according to his obituary. All who knew him remember him as a kind-hearted individual and lover of the outdoors. In celebration of his life, the Dartmouth Skiway is hosting a memorial snow race and relay called the Chris Bustard Memorial Snow Race on March 19.
On Feb. 14 at 6 p.m., recognized senior societies started recruiting — or “tapping” — potential new members, assistant director of the Office of Greek Life Josh Gamse wrote in an email statement. Potential members had until Feb. 19 to respond to their taps and choose which senior society they wanted to belong to, he added. Gamse declined to disclose the number of students who were tapped in this process.
The second annual All Outside conference — the Dartmouth Outing Club’s annual conference on equity and inclusion in the outdoors — ran from Feb. 22 to Feb. 26. The conference was hosted by the Diversity, Inclusion, Justice & Equity division of the DOC — a sub-club that focuses on making the DOC “more welcoming and accessible to all,” according to their website — and was organized by Diane Chen ’26, Grace Connolly ’25 and Fiona Hood ’26. The event consisted of outdoor skill sessions, speakers, discussions, a dinner and beginner-friendly outdoor trips, Hood said.
On Jan. 31, Jackelinne Claros Benitez ’24 and Nacho Gutierrez ’25 were named as John Robert Lewis Scholars for the upcoming academic year. The fellowship — named after the late civil rights activist from Georgia — is run by the Faith and Politics Institute based out of Washington, D.C. According to the Faith and Politics Institute, Gutierrez and Claros Benitez are part of a group of eight undergraduate students in the U.S. who will participate in programming, which includes talks with social justice leaders, trips to Washington, D.C. and a culminating oral history project.
A fire broke out in an unoccupied lab in Remsen Building, a building in the Geisel School of Medicine, early on Sunday morning. The building is temporarily closed for repair from smoke and water damage, according to a College press release.