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The College will shift toward take-home rapid antigen tests for tracking the spread of COVID-19, it announced in an email to campus on Thursday. Accordingly, the College will end take-home and in-person PCR testing after June 11, before ending in-person antigen testing after June 13.
The fraternity previously known as Kappa Kappa Kappa, or Tri-Kap, has changed its name to the Kappa Pi Kappa Society, according to a May 18 statement obtained by The Dartmouth. The statement noted that the new name was selected through a multi-year process of engagement with over 1,000 undergraduate and alumni members of the fraternity and was approved unanimously by its board of directors.
The Hanover Selectboard has chosen Alex Torpey as the next town manager from a pool of 21 applicants from 15 different states, according to documents obtained by The Dartmouth. Torpey is set to start his position on June 27, replacing retiring town manager Julia Griffin.
On Tuesday, Article 11 — a residential housing ordinance — was passed at the annual Hanover Town Meeting by a vote of 775 to 565, according to numbers from the Valley News. The warrant for the meeting states that the passage of Article 11 will establish a new zoning district along West Wheelock Street.
The annual Hanover Town Meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 10 in the Hanover High School gymnasium, where polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voters will have the opportunity to decide on 26 articles — four of which have been submitted by Dartmouth students.
College president Phil Hanlon and his wife, Gail Gentes, tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday morning, the College announced on May 1. According to the announcement, the pair had tested negative on a PCR test as recently as Thursday morning before testing positive on antigen tests over the weekend.
Updated 11 a.m., March 4, 2022.
On November 22, 1971, the front page of The Dartmouth was dominated by four decisive words: “DARTMOUTH TO ADMIT WOMEN.” Although Dartmouth was far from the first institution to admit women — all of the other Ivy League schools had already made the switch — this landmark decision marked a sharp break in the College’s long history as a men’s school and shook the foundations of what many knew as “dear old Dartmouth.”
Updated 11 p.m., Feb. 24, 2022.
On Saturday afternoon, as students recover from near-hypothermia induced by the polar bear plunge, the smell of roasted peppers, beans, tomatoes and perhaps some beef or turkey will drift into the air above Collis patio. The savory scents will hover in the air for a moment, pausing as if to admire the people below who bravely display their culinary talents. And on the patio, each participant will wait eagerly for a verdict handed down by President Hanlon and his wife Gail, a verdict with the potential to alter lives and crush dreams. Yes, I am talking about the 10th annual Phi Delt Chili Cook-Off.
As COVID-19 cases remain elevated compared to previous terms, students report struggling to keep up in classes while in isolation as well as challenges related to the lack of a universal hybrid option.
On Jan. 25, College President Phil Hanlon announced in a campus-wide email his intentions to retire in June 2023 after ten years at the helm of College administration. In the week since the announcement, students have expressed a wide range of opinions on Hanlon’s presidency and what they hope for in his successor.
On Jan. 20, the Dartmouth College Republicans invited conservative journalist Andy Ngo and former Antifa member-turned libertarian activist Gabriel Nadales to speak at the College. The event was first slated to be held in person in Filene Auditorium in Moore Hall before it was moved to Zoom due to “safety issues,” according to College spokesperson Diana Lawrence.
Omicron has found its way into nursing and retirement homes in the Upper Valley, which have reported rising cases and staff shortages.
This article has been updated as of 5:54 p.m.
Updated 2:20 p.m., Oct. 31, 2021.