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A decision limiting race-conscious admissions will likely be released this spring or summer, based on the Supreme Court’s conservative makeup, according to the New York Times. While some Dartmouth students expressed concerns about affirmative action being rolled back by the Court, College employees predict that admissions will find other ways to ensure racial diversity on campus.
Ukrainian parliament member Oleksiy Goncharenko spoke of the significance of the ongoing war in Ukraine for the U.S. in Hanover on Saturday. The event — titled “Lesson for the free world from the war in Ukraine” — was organized by the Eastern European Club and the humanitarian nonprofit Futurevia and co-sponsored by the government department and the Dickey Center for International Understanding.
Rollins Chapel reopened on Thursday with a ceremony featuring several student religious groups, musical performances and readings in the newly renovated space. The Chapel was initially closed in March 2020 due to pandemic-related policies, but it remained shut in order to allow for renovations to the building’s ventilation and heating systems.
Winter recruitment for Inter-Sorority Council chapters concluded with bids extended to 96 of 145 potential new members. The bids are up by 25 students compared to the 71 bids of 94 PNMs from last winter, ISC president Gerol Fang ’23 wrote in an email statement.
Various student organizations on campus celebrated Lunar New Year on Sunday, Jan. 22 by inviting students to partake in themed activities and complimentary food. Students at Dartmouth rang in the Year of the Rabbit with an “absolutely packed social weekend,” according to vice president of the Dartmouth Chinese Culture Society Barbara Li ’22.
On Jan. 12, the College announced the appointment of the College’s inaugural chief transformation officer LaMar Bunts, who will head the new Transformation Office. Bunts’ mandate will be to focus on “expanding Dartmouth’s reach and impact and helping position the institution to compete in the rapidly changing higher education sector,” according to the announcement.
When laundry is done properly, clothes and linens come out clean. But that is not always the case at Dartmouth, with students reporting issues ranging from damp clothing to moldy washers in College dormitories.
Hanover Police Department officials are actively investigating one suspect, who has been described as a temporary College employee, for as many as four reports of alleged assault, according to Hanover Police lieutenant Michael Schibuola.
As the 2004 presidential elections were starting to take shape, a first-year student came up to Matt Slaine ’06, who had interned for former Sen. Joe Lieberman’s presidential campaign in the summer of 2003. That student was Dax Tejera ’07, who convinced Slaine to get him an interview with the presidential candidate.
On Jan. 24, the Hopkins Center for the Arts hosted “me too.” founder Tarana Burke, who delivered this year’s keynote speech for the College’s celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Following concerns voiced by Dartmouth Student Government, Dartmouth Dining Services — which implemented several price increases after the interim break — reversed at least one of these increases. The price of the burger special, which had previously increased by 30% to $13, was lowered back to $10. In addition, Dartmouth Dining introduced new special combos at the Courtyard Cafe that are equivalent to the values of the lunch and dinner meal swipe equivalencies.
On Jan. 8, supporters of Jair Bolsonaro, former president of Brazil, stormed various government buildings in the country’s capital Brasília, including the Brazilian Congress, Presidential Palace and Supreme Court. The attack came just days after President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s inauguration. Following two voting periods in October, leftist President Lula won the runoff election with 50.9% of the votes over the then-incumbent Bolsonaro.
The Asian societies, cultures and languages department announced that it will offer the Chinese Language Study Abroad program — which has not run since 2019 due to COVID-19 policies and travel restrictions — at National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan this fall. Dartmouth had previously hosted the LSA+ at Beijing Normal University since 1982.
Some 20 friends arrived at Luke Veenhuis’s funeral donning shorts and Hawaiian shirts, according to Veenhuis’s childhood friend Ben Braun, a testament to Veenhuis's laid-back personality and sense of humor. In high school, in the lab and throughout his life, Veenhuis uplifted those around him while being immensely committed to his passions.
The Oak Hill-Storrs Pond Recreation Area plans to expand its trails for recreational and varsity cross-country skiing and is set to open to the public in December 2023, according to director of skiing and women’s Nordic head coach Cami Thompson Graves. The College is partnering with nonprofits Hanover Improvement Society and Friends of Oak Hill to widen pre-existing trails, add new routes and install lights, Graves said.
Conservative Students of Dartmouth, a conservative-oriented student organization formed in the fall term, hosted its first two meetings on Jan. 10 and Jan. 17.
On Jan. 18, the Dartmouth Political Economy Project invited Russian and comparative literature professor Lada Kolomiyets to give a lecture on the history of Russian censorship in Ukraine. The lecture, “Russian Censorship in Ukraine: The Dark Side of Translation,” was delivered in-person in the Rockefeller Center to an audience of around three dozen students, professors and community members.
The Student Wellness Center and the Academic Skills Center jointly debuted a new location on the first floor of Baker-Berry Library on Jan. 11. The reopening also included the launch of a tranquility room — a wellness-focused space implemented by members of Dartmouth Student Government’s mental health committee.
More than 750 Dartmouth students, faculty and alumni signed a petition to keep the Woodworking Workshop open and accessible during the ongoing renovation of the Hopkins Center. The petition seeks to minimize the closure time of the Workshop, provide necessary power tools and find a larger space for the interim location, according to Thayer School of Engineering Ph.D candidate Mimi Lan, who co-wrote the petition and coordinated outreach efforts.
A sixth-generation Vermonter, Vicki Sayarath dedicated her life to improving the nutrition and health of her community through research, often navigating a male-dominated field. Before her death on Nov. 14, 2022 at age 61, she spent 17 years conducting research at the Geisel School of Medicine’s Epidemiology department and raised two daughters — Maya and Melanie — with her husband, Bouaketh John Sayarath.