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Despite the challenges that winter weather brings, construction of the new Moosilauke Ravine Lodge continues apace. Construction is scheduled to finish in time for the 2017 iteration of the Dartmouth Outing Club First-Year Trips, according to DOC director of outdoor programs Dan Nelson ’75. As of now, most of the Lodge’s tinder frame has been put in place, and within the next few weeks construction on the building’s exterior and roof will be complete. The building is expected to be weather-proof by the end of March, allowing for work on the interior to commence.
Despite studying four languages throughout his life, Adam Wright ’17 didn’t have to say many words to make you feel welcome. To his friends and family, his smile conveyed all of his warmth.
Members of the Hanover Zoning Board of Adjustment postponed voting on proposed changes to the zoning laws governing student residences at Tuesday’s town meeting. The proposed changes, which could affect the derecognized Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Alpha Delta fraternities, would require student residences, such as fraternities, to be recognized and operated in compliance with the rules of the College. As it stands now, the ordinance states that student residences must be “operated in conjunction with another institutional use,” not the College specifically. The zoning board will reevaluate the proposal on March 7.
The Appalachian Trail, commonly called the A.T., is an arduous trek spanning over 2,000 miles from Georgia to Maine. As thru-hikers slowly approach their final destination, which can easily take five to seven months for those completing the entire trail, they are likely to come across unsolicited acts of kindness. Sometimes, these come in the form of a cooler left on the trail with free drinks and snacks inside. Other times, locals may set up grills and tents so thru-hikers can eat and sleep for free.
Over 200 Dartmouth students, faculty and Upper Valley community members participated in the “Main Street March for Human Rights” on Feb. 4.
On Jan. 21, the day after Donald Trump took office as the 45th president of the United States, at least 50 Dartmouth students carpooled nearly eight hours to Washington, D.C. to participate in the Women’s March on Washington.
Last week, SaveOnEnergy.com, a Texas-based energy consulting firm, ranked Dartmouth 10th in its Green Universities Report. The report listed 25 universities and colleges in the U.S. that “actively prioritize sustainability and reducing their carbon footprint through various on-campus initiatives and community partnerships,” according to a post on the company’s website.
At the Committee of Chairs meeting this Monday, Dartmouth’s Jewish studies program and religion department both released statements protesting the executive order issued by President Donald Trump restricting immigration into the United States. The statements call for the U.S. government to overturn the order, which bans entry of citizens from seven countries — Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen — for the next 90 days. The statements also denounce the burdens the order imposes on the functioning of the College in terms of student welfare as well as faculty agency and the ability to conduct scholarship.
The fence that was erected in front of the Collis Center over the 2015 winter interim has curbed jaywalking in the area, but many pedestrian safety issues still remain on campus, said chairman of the Hanover Bike and Pedestrian Committee Bill Young.
Last weekend, five fraternities extended 49 bids during winter rush. The increase from last year’s 21 bids can be attributed to the lifting of Beta Alpha Omega’s suspension. Numbers aside, winter rush was “largely similar” to prior years, according to Interfraternity Council president James Burton ’17.
Dartmouth Outing Club First-Year Trips director Doug Phipps ’17 and associate director Apoorva Dixit ’17 announced the 19-member 2017 Trips directorate last Thursday.
Around noon on Friday, Donald Trump placed his hand on a Lincoln Bible, repeated an oath and became the 45th President of the United States. About four hours later, Timothy Messen ’18 traveled to the Green to protest the new president’s administration by beginning a dialogue about flag burning and discussing the rights threatened by the president.
On the afternoon of President Donald Trump's inauguration, student demonstrators, on-lookers and counter-demonstrators gathered on the Green in anticipation of a discussion on flag burning.
This week marks the beginning of a series of mini-seminars hosted by the house communities. Each house community will offer several seminars on various topics, such as climate change, emotional intelligence and exploring autobiography through comic books.
After learning that the Winter Carnival Council would not be building the traditional snow sculpture this year, Mercedes de Guardiola ’17 reached out to fellow students to build their own sculpture, saying that she wanted to keep the tradition alive. As of press time, 100 students have expressed interest in helping and several have volunteered to lead the project.
Maribel Sanchez Souther ’96 knew that there were no shortcuts in life, that if you wanted something, you had to work for it, said her former cross country teammate and long time friend Kristin McGee ’96.
When Dartmouth students returned to campus following winter break, they discovered something missing when they sat down to eat at dining facilities across campus. The napkin dispensers, once located on each table, had disappeared without a trace, replaced with wall-mounted models.
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.