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Recent discussion regarding Native American studies professor N. Bruce Duthu ’80’s appointment as the next dean of the faculty of arts and sciences has elicited controversy. On May 3, economics professor Alan Gustman sent out a faculty-wide email addressing Duthu’s co-authorship of a 2013 declaration supporting a boycott of Israeli academic institutions. He signed onto the declaration, titled “Declaration of Support for the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions,” as the treasurer of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association, a position he held from 2012 to 2015.
Early Wednesday morning, the town of Hanover released results from the annual town meeting the night before and did not pass zoning board amendment Article 9, which concerned the town’s definition of a student residence. Out of 3,464 total ballots cast on the measure, 42.5 percent (1,471) were in favor of the measure and 57.5 percent (1,993) were against it. Article 9 needed a “supermajority,” or two-thirds of the votes, to pass.
Hanover residents and the Dartmouth community will head to the polls today to vote on nine proposed measures, including an amendment to the town’s zoning laws regarding student residences. The measure, called Article 9, would change the town’s definition of “student residence.” If the amendment is passed, student residences would no longer be required to operate in conjunction with the College.
The reconstruction of Morton Hall dormitory following last fall’s fire is expected to finish this summer, according to associate dean of residential life Michael Wooten. The building will house 84 students and assistant director of residential education for East Wheelock Josiah Proietti this fall. Construction began soon after the Oct. 1 fire caused by an unattended hibachi-style grill on the roof that left the building uninhabitable.
On Thursday, Cornel West, a prominent social critic and public intellectual, delivered a lecture called “Intellectual Vocation and Political Struggle in the Trump Moment” to a standing room-only audience in Filene Auditorium. Over 250 students, faculty and community members attended the hour-long speech, which required two overflow rooms in Moore and Kemeny Halls to accommodate the number of viewers. Before the speech, West met with individual students at a meet-and-greet event hosted by the Leslie Center for the Humanities.
The College notified derecognized fraternity Alpha Delta last month that the organization will not be considered for re-recognition, a move that concluded over 18 months of negotiations and discussions.
While many students come to Dartmouth without a clear vision for their future, Joshua Monette ’19 knew he wanted to revive the Makah language and preserve the culture of his Native American tribe.
Since graduating from Dartmouth in 1983, Gordon MacDonald ’83 has had his share of experience in law and politics. Those opportunities, he said, are due in no small part to the connections he built as a member of the Dartmouth community.
Out of a pool of 20,034 applications, 2,092 students were offered admission to the Class of 2021 last week. The acceptance rate was 10.4 percent, the lowest since 2013.
The College offered admission to 2,092 students for the Class of 2021 on Thursday. The College received 20,034 applications and the acceptance rate was 10.4 percent, the lowest rate of admissions at the College since 2013.
The Geisel School of Medicine improved its ranking in the recently released 2018 U.S. News and World Report list of the “Best Medical Schools.” The rankings, which were released on March 14, placed Geisel as 27th in primary care and 35th in research, an increase from last year’s rankings of 45th and 40th, respectively.
Former New Jersey congressman Frank Guarini ’46 has pledged to donate $10 million to create foreign study opportunities in developing countries and underrepresented regions as well as expand “course-embedded” programs, the College announced on March 8. Course-embedded programs are academic courses taken on campus that involve an off-campus trip, typically after the course is completed.
Geisel School of Medicine anatomy professor Norman Snow was known for his love of learning and passion for teaching. An accomplished cardiothoracic surgeon who was passionate about medical education, he cared deeply for his students, both inside and outside of the classroom.
Thirty Dartmouth students traveled to attend the third annual 1vyG conference last weekend. 1vyG is an organization that connects first-generation Ivy League students so they can improve their campuses for first-generation college students. The theme for this year’s conference was “From Posts to Progress: Leveraging Social Activism to Actualize Institutional Reform for First-Generation College Students.”
Earlier this week, the town of Hanover voted to approve the proposed budget for fiscal year 2017, following modifications in the municipal general tax rate and social agency funds.
A survey released to the student body found that social programming events, such as those hosted at the Collis Center, had a positive impact on 61.5 percent of students who responded, whereas 33.6 percent said that the programming had no impact on their lives.
On Feb. 22, students and members of the Hanover community gathered on the Green for a candlelight demonstration regarding the recent executive order restricting immigration and actions against undocumented people by President Donald Trump’s administration. Following the demonstration, Hanover town manager Julia Griffin, Hanover Police Chief Charlie Dennis and the Upper Valley Coalition for Immigrants and Refugees led a community meeting in St. Thomas Parish Hall on the prospect of making Hanover a “sanctuary city.”
The Center for Professional Development received more than double the number of fall recruiting applications this year than last, according to figures released by the CPD.
During First-Year Trips, like most Dartmouth students, I wrote myself a letter. Unlike many of my peers, I wrote this letter quite seriously, pouring my soul out to my future self who would receive it six months from then. The letter is imbued with a sense of excitement and fear and hope; I was about to begin becoming my Dartmouth self, not my high school self. As I watched my trip leaders, I was so sure that by senior year, I would be as confident as they were, as settled in the community.