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The 555 students accepted early decision for the Dartmouth Class of 2021 are expected to form around 47 percent of the incoming class, the highest level of the past 17 years of classes. Aside from an increase in the number of applicants, Dartmouth’s early decision acceptance rate also increased from last year’s 25.6 percent to 27.8 percent.
A second report evaluating the College’s Moving Dartmouth Forward (MDF) initiative was released to the Dartmouth Board of Trustees by an external review panel mid-December.
Dartmouth intends to appeal the Hanover planning board’s decision to deny the College’s proposed indoor sports facility, according to College spokesperson Diana Lawrence. The board denied the permit in a four to one vote.
The College has denied an appeal by Daniel Ro and Sebastian Lim to reverse their expulsions for causing the Oct. 1 fire in Morton Hall.
Sebastian Lim and Daniel Ro admitted to causing the Oct. 1 fire in Morton Hall in an online petition on the Care2 petition site. In the letter, titled “Change Our Lives,” Ro and Lim apologized for their actions and asked people to sign the petition in support as the two have been expelled from the College for posing “a threat to the community at large.”
At 4 p.m. this afternoon, over 300 Dartmouth students, faculty and Upper Valley community members participated in a “Walk for Love and Justice” to protest the election of Donald Trump to the White House.
A small, impromptu camp-out on the Green has since grown into a larger demonstration of solidarity against President-elect Donald Trump. The demonstration — which was initiated by two seniors early Wednesday morning — has now attracted over 60 Dartmouth students, faculty and community members.
UPDATED: Nov. 9, 2016 at 4:58 p.m.
On the eve of Election Day, President Barack Obama freely shared his views at a Get Out the Vote rally for Hillary Clinton, criticizing Republican nominee Donald Trump and emphasizing the need for Democratic votes up and down the ticket. The president’s comments, delivered to a packed Whittemore Center Arena at the University of New Hampshire, also highlighted the critical role of New Hampshire in the election, as the state’s voting results could tip both the U.S. Senate majority and the presidential race.
With the presidential election just one week away, a recent survey conducted by The Dartmouth found that students overwhelmingly support Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Despite this near unanimity, dissatisfaction and pessimism regarding the election pervades student opinion. The survey also found a sharp split among Republicans, with Clinton, Republican nominee Donald Trump and Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson each pulling 25 percent from this group’s support.
After being wrapped up in a scrim for most of the fall term, Baker Bell Tower — one of the College’s most iconic buildings — has been uncovered from its full-size photograph facade. Its first-ever renovation is complete just in time for Homecoming Weekend. According to Facilities Operations and Management program manager Patrick O’Hern, the entire restoration cost approximately $5.5 million.
In a campaign stop for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in Alumni Hall yesterday, former President Bill Clinton discussed economic and climate policy and criticized the divisive rhetoric of the election.
Yesterday, Tuck School of Business professor Emily Blanchard sat down as a moderator with Senate candidates Kelly Ayotte, the Republican incumbent, and current New Hampshire Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan. The two spoke separately in a public forum to discuss their views. Both candidates are matched evenly with each other in the polls, making New Hampshire one of the tightest Senate races in the country. In addition, the Associated Press reported that funding for this senate race is predicted to exceed a $100 million in total, which will break the record in New Hampshire.
For many prospective students and their families, traditional college rankings play a large role in the research and decision of where to apply and attend college. In a new ranking system that factors in student survey data and leaves out standardized test scores, Dartmouth ranked 16th.
Early Saturday morning, Abigail Buckley ’19 and Monika Gabriele ’19, two members of a quad on the third floor of Morton Hall, received a call from one of their roommates informing them that their building was on fire. The pair stayed up together until 3 a.m., waiting not only for firefighters to put out the blaze but also any update from the College.
UPDATED: Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016 at 11:59 a.m.
A four-alarm fire broke out in Morton Hall in the East Wheelock housing cluster at 12:05 a.m. Saturday morning, according to a press release from the Hanover Fire Department Saturday.
At this year’s HackDartmouth, sleep was optional.
The College’s resident “corpse flower,” known as Morphy, is expected to bloom at the end of this week for the first time since July 2011. Housed in the greenhouse atop the Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center, the 13-year-old specimen of Amorphophallus titanum has only bloomed one other time throughout its life. The flower will bloom for two to three days.
Around 200 people gathered on the Green Friday afternoon to protest construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Critics say the pipeline threatens to harm the water supply of many Native tribes while also cutting across their sacred lands and burial grounds.