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An opioid epidemic is spreading throughout New Hampshire, taking more than 1,600 lives since 2012 and increasing in severity. The epidemic has been exacerbated in the past three years by the explosive growth of the use of fentanyl, a synthetic, highly potent opioid. In response, psychology professor Jibran Khokhar teaches the class Psychology 50.09, “Motivation, Drugs and Addiction,” which aims to discredit misinformation about the epidemic, provide possible solutions and address the local community’s concerns.
When Nathan Busam ’17 went to Poland as part of his economics study abroad program, he did not expect people to tell him their life story when he asked them, “How are you?”
Starting this term, Sigma Delta sorority will exclusively recruit potential new members through its shakeout process, first piloted last winter term.
The College’s master of health care delivery science program currently reconnects its students, alumni and staff by offering virtual seminars on a wide variety topics. Starting this year, the program seeks to expand and offer 10 seminars per year to accommodate for a rapidly growing alumni population, MHCDS director and Tuck lecturer Katherine Milligan said.
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Safety and Security director Harry Kinne sent out a campus-wide e-mail this past Saturday warning students about “criminal attempts to extort money from Dartmouth College students.” The scam involved phone calls in which the caller claims to be an FBI agent and threatens to arrest the student immediately if they hang up, Kinne said.
Not every demographic has kept up with the pace of growth in online dating — a study on data from the dating site OkCupid revealed that black men and women face particular bias. One year ago, the team behind BAE — “before anyone else” — built a smartphone dating app to help black singles in the dating world. The team includes two Dartmouth students, chief technology officer and co-founder Jordan Kunzika ’16 and chief marketing officer Justin Gerrard Tu’16.
Yesterday afternoon, the Leslie Center for the Humanities held a forum called “STEM and the Liberal Arts” focusing on the interaction between liberal arts and the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. Keynote speaker and history professor Cecilia Gaposchkin spoke to an audience of 20, mostly comprised of deans and professors from various disciplines.
Fifty people, mostly women, gathered in the Rockefeller Center yesterday evening to hear a discussion about women in leadership and the different workplace experiences women face compared to men.
A crowd of about 150 people flocked to the Hanover Inn to see Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush speak about his experience as a leader and his goals of cutting back the government, reducing the national debt and his position within the Republican Party.
Sponsored in part by the College, a number of United States and Chilean high school students are traveling in Antarctica as part of a new initiative named the Joint Antarctic School Expedition.
Last night, the Truman National Security Project and the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy hosted a screening of the documentary film “THE BURDEN: Fossil Fuels, the Military, and National Security.” The screening was followed by a panel discussion with former Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard, Truman Project executive director Michael Breen and former Assistant Secretary of Defense. They spoke to a crowd of 30, five of whom were students, on America’s oil dependence, climate change, and how both affect national and international security.