In a Jan. 4 meeting, the Graduate Organized Laborers of Dartmouth-United Electrical Workers — the College’s graduate workers’ union — discussed proposals with the College on non-discrimination, international employee rights and discipline and discharge. The negotiations resulted in the College granting “the strongest set of [non-discrimination] protections in any grad worker contract,” according to Logan Mann, a third-year Ph.D student at the Thayer School of Engineering and GOLD-UE organizer.
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On Jan. 5, former Congresswoman Liz Cheney delivered the keynote address for Dartmouth’s Democracy Summit in a speech titled “An Oath to Defend Democracy.” The event was sponsored by the Dartmouth Political Union, the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Dickey Center for International Understanding.
Roughly 275 students stayed on campus for the entirety of winterim, a period that begins after the fall term and runs to the first day of winter term, with many participating in a series of events coordinated with community partners and house communities, Dean of the College Scott Brown said. Brown added that between 300 and 550 students lived on campus for at least a portion of the break.
In theory, Dartmouth should be the perfect place to find your soulmate. You’re surrounded by 4,000 other students of a similar age, and there are countless occasions to meet them. However, Dartmouth’s small size can make it seem like everybody knows everyone on campus, complicating the dating pool. To find connection and romance, some students turn to dating apps.
On Dec. 15, the College accepted 606 students to the Class of 2028 from an all-time high pool of 3,550 applicants — an 18% jump in applicants from last year, according to a Dartmouth News article. The acceptance rate for early decision applicants was 17%, which marks a record low for the College and a 2% decrease from last year.
‘He’s up there, and he’s damn proud’: Two months after death of head coach, football wins Ivy League title
Exactly 20 minutes after the referee blew the final whistle in Providence, a smartphone held above the 45-yard line at Richard Gouse Field set off a chain reaction.
On Nov. 13, the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Dartmouth Political Union co-hosted a discussion with Rep. Dean Phillips of Minnesota, a Democrat, as part of their “Path to the Presidency” speaker series. Rep. Phillips has served in Congress since 2019 and, on Oct. 27, announced his bid for the 2024 Democratic presidential nomination, challenging President Joe Biden. The Dartmouth sat down with Rep. Phillips to discuss his long-shot campaign, President Biden and his policy positions.
Since the outbreak of the Israel-Hamas war on Oct. 7, all eight Ivy League universities have released statements pertaining to the conflict.
At 2 p.m. on Saturday, former President Donald Trump visited the Upper Valley to deliver a nearly two-hour campaign speech at Stevens High School in Claremont, New Hampshire. The event reached full capacity before its scheduled start, and some attendees were turned away.
On Oct. 27, student activist group Sunrise Dartmouth published the Dartmouth New Deal, which asked the College to “comply with the recommendations of the 2022 Amnesty International report on Israeli apartheid by divesting the College’s endowment from all organizations that are complicit in apartheid and its apparatuses.”
250 faculty members sign letter expressing “profound concerns” over understaffing at College of Arts and Sciences
On Oct. 29, approximately 250 College staff members sent an open letter to President Sian Beilock and members of Dartmouth senior leadership raising “profound concern” about a staffing crisis reaching “emergency proportions” in the College of Arts and Sciences. About one-third of the faculty – ranging from postdoctoral fellows to tenured professors – signed the letter, including at least one member of every department in the College of Arts and Sciences.
On Nov. 2, the Rockefeller Center and the Dartmouth Political Union co-hosted former Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., as part of the “Path to the Presidency” speaker series. Christie, who served as Governor of New Jersey from 2010 to 2018, announced his White House bid in June, marking his second presidential campaign after losing the 2016 GOP nomination to former President Donald Trump. The Dartmouth sat down with Gov. Christie to discuss his campaign, his political career and his thoughts on former President Trump in the lead-up to the New Hampshire primary.
The arrests of Roan V. Wade ’25 and Kevin Engel ’27 on Saturday, Oct. 28 outside Parkhurst Hall have sparked varying reactions across the student body, with some standing in support of and others voicing opposition to the administration’s actions.
Sunrise Dartmouth released the “Dartmouth New Deal” last Friday, a document which two student protestors — Roan V. Wade ’25 and Kevin Engel ’27 — distributed to the College administration before their Oct. 28 arrest by Hanover police.
On Oct. 30, various student groups, including Sunrise Dartmouth, held the “Student March for Freedom” after Hanover Police Department officers arrested Kevin Engel ’27 and Roan V. Wade ’25 for trespassing on College property on the night of Oct. 28.
On Oct. 27, members of the Dartmouth and broader Upper Valley community gathered on the Green for a climate justice march. Several organizations — Eating for the Earth, Dartmouth Energy Alliance, Fossil Free Dartmouth, Spare Rib and Sunrise Dartmouth — organized the event to raise awareness about various environmental issues and demand action on campus.
On Oct. 23, George Washington University Law School professor Mary Anne Franks visited campus to deliver a lecture titled “Selling Out Free Speech” for the Susan and James Wright Center. Franks delivered her lecture in Filene Auditorium to about 100 people, Wright Center manager Christine Ellen said.
Updated (Nov. 16, 10:30 p.m.): Parts of this article have been re-formatted for clarity.
Members of the College’s international student community have reported concerns over invoking Dartmouth’s “Good Samaritan” policy, a campus initiative designed to curb fatal overdoses.
The Ledyard Bridge, which crosses the Connecticut River and links Hanover and Norwich, is currently undergoing renovations that aim to preserve the bridge’s structure without interfering with its historic design, according to Hanover director of public works Peter Kulbacki.