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Students note increased COVID-19 cases and issues with isolation policies this winter

(02/09/23 10:00am)

Though the prevalence of COVID-19 on campus is uncertain — as the College has not required students to submit test results since April — students have noted an increase in the number of cases on campus this winter compared to the fall. This contrasts with national reported case counts, which have remained relatively stable.  Students have also noted issues in clarity and academic accommodations in the College’s COVID-19 policies.

Community explores past, present and future of Dartmouth snow sculpture

(02/14/23 10:15am)

A pirate now looks across the Green with a searching expression. At some point, his weather-worn face may lose its features — but for now, he commands his perch as the latest iteration in nearly one hundred years of Winter Carnival snow sculptures. According to students and alumni, the tradition and its significance to the College community has evolved over the years.

Shuttle service will expand to serve major dorm clusters

(02/09/23 10:05am)

In a Feb. 1 campuswide email, the Dartmouth Student Government and the Student and Presidential Committee on Sexual Assault jointly announced the expansion of the campus shuttle bus service, the Campus Connector, until 2:30 a.m every night — 30 minutes later than previous service — with additional stops near all the major dorm locations. A live tracking website allows students to view the shuttle's location in real-time and see scheduled arrival times for a number of locations. 

Human Rights Watch Israel and Palestine director Omar Shakir speaks on campus

(02/07/23 10:05am)

Last Tuesday, the Palestine Solidarity Coalition of Dartmouth Students hosted Human Rights Watch director of Israel and Palestine Omar Shakir, who spoke to approximately 50 students about the Israeli government’s treatment of Palestinians. Shakir’s lecture was based on a Human Rights Watch report titled “A Threshold Crossed: Israeli Authorities and the Crimes of Apartheid and Persecution.” 

North End Housing project continues board approval process with public hearings

(02/07/23 10:15am)

On Thursday, the Hanover Zoning Board of Adjustment held a public hearing to consider Dartmouth’s permit request for the North End Housing project, which has faced local opposition. Deliberations will continue on Feb. 9 with a peer review of the project by a third-party engineering firm, according to the College’s project management services senior director Patrick O’Hern. If the project receives approval, it will go on to the Hanover Planning Board, and O’Hern said he expects the zoning board process to finish by the end of February. 

‘I’ll just stop grading’: Students, faculty reflect on ChatGPT after computer science course turns to paper exams

(02/07/23 10:10am)

After concerns that students were using ChatGPT to complete recitation assignments in COSC 10, “Problem Solving via Object-Oriented Programming,” computer science professor Timothy Pierson moved exams in the class from online to paper formats, according to an email he sent to students enrolled in the class on Jan. 18.

Winter outdoor programming reduced from past years due to lessened COVID-19 restrictions

(02/03/23 10:00am)

This year, warmer temperatures and the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions have marked the disappearance of the ice skating rink on the Green and fire pits along Massachusetts Row. In their absence, Student Government and the Outdoor Programming Office are increasing efforts to ensure students still have access to outdoor opportunities throughout the winter months.

Snack bars to return to accepting meal swipes

(02/03/23 10:10am)

Campus snack bars will return to accepting meal swipes during the late-night dining period on Feb. 7, according to Dartmouth Dining Services director Jon Plodzik. The reinstatement of the policy stems from student feedback about the value of meal plans and collaboration with Dartmouth Student Government, Plodzik wrote in an email statement. 

Lori Arviso Alvord ’79 hosts lecture on integrating Native and Western medicine

(02/03/23 10:05am)

On Monday, Lori Arviso Alvord ’79 — the first member of the Navajo Nation to be board certified in general surgery — spoke to about 50 attendees at an event held in the Kreindler Conference Hall. The event, titled “Integrating Healing Properties of Traditional Native Medicine with Western Practice,” was hosted by the Dickey Center for International Understanding.