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Sexual misconduct lawsuit settlement unique for class size

(02/20/20 7:05am)

Last month, federal judge Landya McCafferty preliminarily approved a $14 million settlement in the class action sexual harassment lawsuit brought against Dartmouth regarding the conduct of three former professors in the psychological and brain sciences department. The sexual harassment class itself — which is likely to be approved at a July 9 fairness hearing — is unique in the extraordinary size, according to discrimination and civil rights lawyer Bruce Fredrickson ’73.

Professors, nonprofit leaders raise concerns about new EPA rule

(02/18/20 7:00am)

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Navigable Waters Protection Rule, which was finalized on Jan. 23, will likely create environmental issues both locally and broadly, according to Dartmouth professors and environmental nonprofit leaders. By loosening protections for waterways and wetlands not traditionally considered navigable or connected to navigable water, the changes can impact pollution to areas like Occom Pond, Mink Brook and small bodies of water on private property. 

Professors, former student author book on campus diversity

(02/18/20 7:05am)

In the midst of polarized opinions about diversity on college campuses, government professor and associate dean of faculty for the social sciences John Carey, government professor Yusaku Horiuchi and Stanford University Ph.D. student Katherine Clayton ’18 have published a book titled “Campus Diversity: The Hidden Consensus.” 

Newly renovated building honors anonymous donors to Dartmouth

(02/18/20 7:15am)

Funded primarily by the College’s ongoing “The Call to Lead” capital campaign, the newly renovated Anonymous Hall’s construction prioritizes sustainability and alumni recognition. The name of the building — originally Dana Biomedical Library — is intended to acknowledge the contributions of Dartmouth alumni and comes at the request of the anonymous lead donor for the project, who declined publicity.

Dartmouth ranks 55th in study of generosity in college financial aid

(02/14/20 7:15am)

Dartmouth ranked low among peer institutions in a Chronicle of Higher Education study of colleges that are most “generous” to its financially neediest students. The rankings, which were released on Jan. 26 using United States Department of Education data from 2017 to 2018, placed Dartmouth at 55 on the list, making it the only Ivy League school not included in the top 50. 

Winter Carnival sees few canceled events, small number of arrests

(02/14/20 7:05am)

Despite weeks of warmer weather leading up to Winter Carnival, temperatures dropped on Friday and remained low throughout the weekend, preventing the traditional polar bear swim and ice skating on Occom Pond. Difficulties at the U.S.-Canadian border also prevented the delivery of a large dome that would have been placed on the Green. Despite these constraints, many of the other events ran as scheduled including a completion of a full-sized snow sculpture in the center of the Green. 

Hanover High sees busy day at polls, significant same-day registration

(02/12/20 7:05am)

With the polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. yesterday, around 400 voters an hour cast their ballots in Hanover High School’s gymnasium for the New Hampshire presidential primaries. Voters — many of whom made their decision just this week or even yesterday — indicated broad preferences for former South Bend, IN mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN). 

Sanders wins New Hampshire primary

(02/12/20 5:41am)

After months of town halls, rallies and stump speeches, the 2020 New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary ended with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) claiming the top spot with 25.7 percent of the votes, the Associated Press projects as of press time. South Bend, IN mayor Pete Buttegieg narrowly followed with 24.4 percent of the vote, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) garnered 19.7 percent of the vote to make a comeback third-place win.  

Dartmouth sees late visits from candidates

(02/11/20 7:25am)

This past weekend, campus buzzed with energy not only from Winter Carnival festivities, but also because of several visits from presidential candidates leading up to the New Hampshire primary. Former South Bend, IN mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) spoke at separate events in the Hopkins Center for the Arts on Saturday, while entrepreneur Andrew Yang and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) held events on Sunday at the Top and the Hop and the Hanover Inn, respectively.  

Over the years, Dartmouth has played a unique role in primary

(02/11/20 7:10am)

Students and Dartmouth community members will flock to the polls today, hoping to play their part in what is shaping up to be a historic presidential primary. While the College’s role in the New Hampshire primary varies from past years, the unique circumstances surrounding the primary and role of students in Democratic politics makes this year’s primary particularly consequential. This year’s primary comes with particular weight following a failed presidential impeachment trial, a closely watched and contested caucuses, and the confusion surrounding New Hampshire House Bill 1264. 

State voting law awaits lawsuit verdict, no direct effect on primary

(02/11/20 7:00am)

Two Dartmouth students are awaiting a decision by the New Hampshire Supreme Court on their ACLU-backed voting rights case against New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner (D) and NH Attorney General Gordon MacDonald (R) regarding New Hampshire House Bill 1264. The bill, which was signed into law by Gov. Chris Sununu (R) in March, modified the definition of a New Hampshire “resident” and “residency.”

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