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The Class of ’53 Commons, Dartmouth’s major dining hall, is a familiar setting for most students. From throwing as much food as possible in a to-go container during finals week to enjoying a reunion meal with friends after a long off term, the dining hall has served as the venue for countless student interactions over the years since it opened. While students may be used to the seating and the food options, few students have seen the inner workings of the dining hall, which produces thousands of meals for a variety of dining venues across campus.
The proportion of students who accepted the College’s offer of admission this past spring is 64 percent, an increase from last year’s all-time high of 61 percent, according to vice provost for enrollment and dean of admissions and financial aid Lee Coffin.
The College has reported a reduction in the presence of the toxic chemical 1,4-dioxane at Rennie Farm, a site in northern Hanover where the College was permitted to dispose laboratory animal corpses generated from medical research in the 1960s and 1970s.
The Elizabeth Mine, an inactive copper mine in South Strafford illegally frequented by Dartmouth students for swimming and cliff-diving, is now undergoing blasting and draining.
A re-established Dartmouth chapter of the American Association of University Professors was unveiled at a general faculty meeting. According to co-president of the Dartmouth chapter of the AAUP and history professor Annelise Orleck, the current chapter is focused on advocating for faculty and introducing proposals on issues such as the tenure process and academic freedom.
The New Hampshire House of Representatives passed House Bill 1264, which would modify the definitions of “resident” and “residence” and could potentially impact voting laws, on March 6. Voting predominantly on party lines, Republican representatives spearheaded the 171-144 vote, while Democratic members railed against the bill, calling it a de facto “poll tax.” On March 12, HB 1264 was introduced to the state Senate for debate.
Computer science professor David Kotz ’86 will serve as interim provost following the end of Provost Carolyn Dever’s tenure, College President Phil Hanlon announced on Monday. Kotz will begin his tenure as interim provost after Dever’s last day on Nov. 22 and will serve until a new permanent provost is selected.
The American Council on Education sent a letter to top leaders in Congress on Oct. 19 urging them to protect those affected by the rescinding of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy. The letter was signed by nearly 800 colleges and universities, though Dartmouth, which is a member of ACE, was the only Ivy League institution that did not sign.
The College plans to appeal a Grafton Superior Court decision from Sept. 21, which denied the College’s initial appeal regarding a denial for a new indoor practice facility.
The Hanover Police Department is still investigating a spring breaking and entering incident at Kappa Delta Epsilon sorority. Although the investigation is still open, Hanover Police Chief Charlie Dennis said that all leads in the investigation have been exhausted.
Recently-released numbers from the College’s Student Wellness Center show that more students called the Office of Safety and Security for alcohol-related help last year than any other year since the College starting recording alcohol data in 2011. In total, students made 131 Good Samaritan calls, an increase of 36 percent from 2015. In addition to this new data, the College also recently announced that the Good Samaritan policy will now cover both alcohol and drug use.
The College's endowment reached an all-time high value of $4.96 billion for the fiscal year 2017, which ended on June 30. Generating returns of 14.6 percent, the endowment grew by $77 million via gifts and net transfers and $630 million through net investment gains.
This article was featured in the 2017 Freshman Issue.
Although mile-high apple pie and cruellers are considered the staples at Lou’s Restaurant and Bakery, waitress Becky Schneider is also a long-standing figure. Schneider has worked at the restaurant for 39 years and has seen several changes during that time.
Native American studies professor N. Bruce Duthu ’80’s nomination to succeed Michael Mastanduno as the next dean of the faculty of arts and sciences was met with much discussion, and on May 22, Duthu declined the position and decided to step down from his current position as associate dean of interdisciplinary studies, effective July 1. In the two months between his nomination and rescindment, concerns were raised over his 2013 co-authorship of a declaration supporting a boycott of Israeli academic institutions, sparking campus-wide debate.
Yesterday afternoon, over 150 faculty members and around 50 student demonstrators gathered at Alumni Hall for the termly faculty of arts and sciences meeting. The meeting followed College President Phil Hanlon’s campus-wide email earlier yesterday afternoon announcing that N. Bruce Duthu ’80 had declined his appointment to dean of faculty of arts and sciences following weeks of discussion surrounding his appointment.
This article was featured in the Green Key 2017 Special Issue: "Awakening."
Hassan Hassen ’18 was recently named a Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellow by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Semiars. The program, which is funded by the U.S. State Department, provides a group of 10 undergraduate students and 20 graduate students the opportunity to gain foreign service experience through internships and education stipends.
As of today, local restaurant Everything But Anchovies has closed permanently, according to EBAs president Maureen Bogosian. EBAs had operated in Hanover for 38 years.
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.