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UPDATED: March 11, 2017 at 4:51 p.m.
Around 56 on-campus leave-term students, who remain in Hanover to work or do research but are not enrolled as students, will be without spring term housing due to high enrollment and the Morton Hall fire last fall, according to director of undergraduate housing Rachael Class-Giguere.
Geisel School of Medicine anatomy professor Norman Snow was known for his love of learning and passion for teaching. An accomplished cardiothoracic surgeon who was passionate about medical education, he cared deeply for his students, both inside and outside of the classroom.
The College received a total of 20,021 applications for the Class of 2021, a 3.2 percent decrease from the 20,675 applications received for the class of 2020. In comparison, early-decisions applications saw a 3.7 percent increase over last year, comprising a record-large early-decision pool of 1,999, of which 555 students were accepted.
Thirty Dartmouth students traveled to attend the third annual 1vyG conference last weekend. 1vyG is an organization that connects first-generation Ivy League students so they can improve their campuses for first-generation college students. The theme for this year’s conference was “From Posts to Progress: Leveraging Social Activism to Actualize Institutional Reform for First-Generation College Students.”
Last week, government professors John Carey and Brendan Nyhan, University of Rochester political science professor Gretchen Helmke, Yale University political science professor Susan Stokes and market research company partner Mitch Sanders released data from the first survey conducted by Bright Line Watch — a project that seeks to use scholarly expertise to monitor democratic practices and call attention to threats to American democracy, according to its website. BLW gave The New York Times early access to the results, which were reported in the Upshot section on Feb. 23.
Geisel School of Medicine faculty members Jocelyn Chertoff, Petra Lewis and Nancy McNulty Med’95 will be honored at the 65th annual meeting of the Association of University Radiologists in early May for collectively receiving four awards that recognize their contributions to the field of radiology. The three recipients are also radiologists at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center; Chertoff serves as the chair of the radiology department.
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine filed a complaint today with the U.S. Department of Agriculture requesting that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service investigate Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center’s use of live sheep for emergency medicine residency training.
UPDATED: March 2, 2017, at 8:52 p.m.
Computer science professor Xia Zhou was awarded the 2017 Sloan Research Fellowship on Feb. 21, a professional distinction given to early-career scientific researchers that, this year, came with a two-year, $60,000 fellowship to support their research.
Last Friday, the Thayer Consulting Club hosted its sixth annual case competition, where 50 undergraduate and graduate students competed in groups of three or four for cash prizes and first-round interviews with prestigious consulting firms L.E.K. and Oliver Wyman.
The new directorate for the Dartmouth Outing Club for the next four terms was announced on Tuesday night via email. The elected members will replace the current directorate in the spring. The voting period for DOC members closed the previous Sunday, Jan. 26.
Earlier this week, the town of Hanover voted to approve the proposed budget for fiscal year 2017, following modifications in the municipal general tax rate and social agency funds.
Professor of biological sciences Kevin Peterson is currently researching microRNAs — a form of non-coding RNA that is involved in regulating gene expressions — and their role in the macroevolution of metazoan body plans. His research generally focuses on using a molecular paleobiological approach, combining molecular biology and paleontology, to work toward an understanding of early animal evolution, especially the explosive rise of animals roughly 530 million years ago, termed the “Cambrian explosion.”
Former Dartmouth postdoctoral fellow Steven Brady published a paper in mid-February on the evolutionary impact of roads on wild populations of plants and animals. This study of road ecology will appear on the cover of the upcoming March 1 print edition of scientific journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.
A survey released to the student body found that social programming events, such as those hosted at the Collis Center, had a positive impact on 61.5 percent of students who responded, whereas 33.6 percent said that the programming had no impact on their lives.
On Feb. 22, students and members of the Hanover community gathered on the Green for a candlelight demonstration regarding the recent executive order restricting immigration and actions against undocumented people by President Donald Trump’s administration. Following the demonstration, Hanover town manager Julia Griffin, Hanover Police Chief Charlie Dennis and the Upper Valley Coalition for Immigrants and Refugees led a community meeting in St. Thomas Parish Hall on the prospect of making Hanover a “sanctuary city.”
Getting around Hanover and the Upper Valley will now be easier for students and residents, as several new transportation services, including Uber, have recently arrived in town.
A governance agreement between the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and the Geisel School of Medicine signed Feb. 3 has established measures to ensure that funds donated to the NCCC will be used in accordance with donor intent.
LoveYourBrain, a non-profit organization created to help those suffering from brain injury, was founded in 2012 by professional snowboarder Kevin Pearce after he sustained a traumatic brain injury while training for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. One of the healing modalities that helped him was meditation. As a result, Kevin Pearce and his brother Adam Pearce created the LoveYourBrain Foundation to help people lead lifestyles conducive to healthy brains through yoga, meditation and mindfulness, according to the foundation’s website.