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Student Wellness Center, Academic Skills Center reopen featuring debut of ‘tranquility room’

(01/20/23 10:05am)

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. 


Petition to save the Woodworking shop during Hopkins Center renovations garnered over 750 signatures

(01/19/23 10:00am)

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. 


Geisel researcher Vicki Sayarath remembered for her selfless attitude and sense of drive

(01/19/23 10:05am)

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. 


Charges dropped against Zachary Zhao Wang ’20, accused of 2020 menorah vandalism

(01/17/23 10:05am)

Grafton County prosecutors dropped charges against Zachary Zhao Wang ’20, who was accused of vandalizing a menorah on display on the Green in December 2020. Among other stipulations, the conditional nol pros agreement requires Wang to perform 100 hours of community service, meet with members of Chabad at Dartmouth and avoid other legal trouble, court documents show.



German studies department implements wellness curriculum into introductory classes

(01/13/23 10:10am)

In December, the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning awarded the German studies department a $5,000 grant to implement the German Foreign Language Offering Well-being initiative in all introductory classes after a successful pilot of the program during the fall term.


Hanover town manager Alex Torpey speaks about local government in Rockefeller Center event

(01/13/23 10:08am)

On Jan. 11, the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy hosted Hanover town manager Alex Torpey in a talk called “Local Government: The Untapped Innovator.” Torpey, who became the town’s chief executive officer in June, spoke to community members about the role he envisions for local government, the housing crisis facing the Upper Valley and the relationship between Hanover town officials and the College. 


History professor Matthew Delmont discusses Black Americans’ role in WWII

(01/13/23 10:00am)

On Jan. 9, the Political Economy Project and the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy hosted history professor Matthew Delmont in an event called “Black Americans During World War II.” Around 40 professors, students and community members gathered to hear Delmont discuss his new book, “Half-American: The Epic Story of African Americans Fighting World War II at Home and Abroad.” 


Q&A with English and creative writing professor Alexander Chee, guest editor of the ‘Best American Essays of 2022’

(01/13/23 10:05am)

Professor of English and creative writing Alexander Chee was this year’s guest editor of “The Best American Essays 2022,” a part of ‘The Best American Series’ — an annual publication started in 1915 that displays the best fiction and nonfiction of the year as curated by the guest editor. Chee sat down with The Dartmouth to talk about the importance of writing in times of tumult and the power of an essay that pushes the boundaries of the form.  



Tucker Center hires Abdul Rahman Latif as the Dartmouth community’s first Muslim chaplain

(01/12/23 10:10am)

Last fall, Abdul Rahman Latif joined the William Jewett Tucker Center for Spiritual and Ethical Living as Dartmouth’s first Muslim chaplain, according to a press release published by the College on Nov. 18. Latif, who is also serving as the associate director of the Tucker Center, will work with Tucker Center director Reverend Nancy Vogele ’85 to provide spiritual care for the Dartmouth community. 


Economics students stuck in Cusco, Peru during December protests

(01/10/23 10:00am)

Students who traveled to Peru as members of fall term’s ECON 70, “Immersion Experience in Applied Economics and Policy” — a class that includes traveling to a country of study during the interim break — were initially trapped in the country for an additional two days because of the political unrest from a coup instituted by its then-president, according to the course’s professor Diego Comin. 


Nearly nonexistent January snowfall impacts environment, disrupts winter traditions

(01/10/23 10:05am)

It feels unusual for students to return for winter term and see bare grass on campus, but this phenomenon may become much more common in coming years. Hanover’s changing temperatures — which have increased by four to five degrees Fahrenheit in the last century — are caused by climate change and will continue to affect Dartmouth traditions like cross country ski racing and the Winter Carnival, according to earth science professor Erich Osterberg. 


Cheri Pierson sues former College trustee and BVAC namesake Leon Black ’73 for rape

(01/06/23 10:00am)

On Nov. 28, Cheri Pierson filed a lawsuit alleging that former College trustee Leon Black ’73 — the namesake of the Black Family Visual Arts Center — raped her at the home of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein in 2002. Pierson is represented by Wigdor LLP, the same law firm representing Guzel Ganieva, another woman who is suing Black for sexual harassment. Ganieva’s lawsuit, filed in June 2021, had previously been amended in Sept. 2021 to include Pierson as another woman Black assaulted, referred to then as “Jane Doe.”



Class of 1953 Commons re-opens for late-night dining; snack bars no longer accept meal swipes

(01/05/23 10:10am)

Starting Jan. 3, the Class of 1953 Commons opened for late-night dining from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. seven days a week, according to Dartmouth Student Government president David Millman ’23. The Courtyard Cafe — which temporarily opened for weekend late-night dining on Nov. 4 — will reduce its hours, closing at 9:30 p.m. daily to accommodate staffing issues, Dartmouth Dining Services director Jon Plodzik said.


Hanover businesses continue to adapt to student absences during interim period

(01/05/23 10:00am)

In the 10 years since Dartmouth established its current academic schedule — creating the six-week break known as “Winterim” — Hanover businesses still must “adapt” to students’ extended December absence, according to Murphy’s on the Green owner Nigel Leeming. 



First members of the Class of 2027 report few COVID-19 interruptions in admissions process

(12/23/22 10:32pm)

On Dec. 16, 578 out of a record-high 3,009 early decision applicants were admitted to the Class of 2027, marking a 19% acceptance rate — the lowest in the College’s ED history.. The newly accepted students — joined by the 47 who matched with Dartmouth through the QuestBridge program earlier this month — are the third class to undergo the college admissions process since the start of COVID-19.


578 students admitted into Class of 2027 with all-time low early acceptance rate of 19%

(12/16/22 8:54pm)

This afternoon, Dartmouth accepted 578 members to the Class of 2027, drawing from a record-breaking pool of 3,009 early decision applicants, the College announced in a Dartmouth News article. The acceptance rate of 19% is an all-time low for the College’s early decision cohort. Additionally, 47 students were matched with Dartmouth through the QuestBridge program earlier this month, bringing the total number of soon-to-be students to 625.