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On Oct. 17, a New Hampshire commission that will examine the potential impact that legalizing marijuana for recreational use met for the first time. The 17-member commission, created by House Bill 215 and led by Republican State Rep. Patrick Abrami, will meet bimonthly before submitting a final report on Nov. 1, 2018, Abrami said.
President Donald Trump’s Sept. 5 order to end the Obama-era policy of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals raised alarm for the College’s students with DACA or undocumented status. That evening, College President Phil Hanlon sent a campus wide email stating that he was “deeply disappointed in President Trump’s decision.” Hanlon had unsuccessfully urged the president “to continue DACA in its current form and to do everything in [his] power to defend it” in a Sept. 1 letter.
This article was featured in the 2017 Freshman Issue.
A graphic message threatening sexual violence was found inside Kappa Delta Epsilon sorority house Wednesday night. According to a campus-wide email sent Wednesday night by Safety and Security, the department responded to a report of a possible burglary at a sorority house around 7:50 p.m. that day. In the email, interim Safety and Security director Keysi Montás said a written message had been left that was “obscene and threatened sexual violence.”
Green Key weekend arrests by the Hanover Police Department reached their lowest total in the past four years at only 10, down from 22 in 2016, 17 in 2015 and 34 in 2014.
The College saw slight decreases in revenue in fiscal year 2016, according to the College’s 2016 990 tax form. The report shows numerous financial changes for fiscal year 2016, which began on July 1, 2015 and ended on June 30, 2016.
For Rachel Muir ’20, her path to Dartmouth has been anything but conventional. Because of her mother’s struggles with drug addiction during Muir’s childhood, which involved instances of abuse, poverty and malnutrition, she was placed in foster care when she was 13 and was adopted two and a half years later.
Everything But Anchovies has faced increased competition since restaurant chain Domino’s Pizza opened two locations in West Lebanon and Claremont this past fall. EBAs, known for its pizza, wings, pasta and sandwiches, has been a staple in Hanover and a popular choice among students since it first opened in 1979.
Walking into the office of Brian Joyce, the recently-appointed director of the Office of Greek Life, one can immediately tell that he hails from Kentucky. A signed University of Kentucky basketball features prominently on his shelf. Now, however, Joyce finds himself quite a way from home, having recently graduated with a Ph.D. in education leadership from Clemson University. Although Joyce has only been on the job for nine months, he believes that the Greek system at the College has made great advancements in facilitating self-governance and leadership, deeming the work tough and challenging, but ultimately fulfilling.
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.
Instead of their typical location inside trash bags outside of fraternities and sororities, empty Keystone Light cans were instead arranged in the shape of a pipeline on the front lawn of Parkhurst Hall on Thursday afternoon to protest the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Divest Dartmouth, which organized the protest, called upon College President Phil Hanlon and the Board of Trustees to divest endowment holdings from the 200 “dirtiest” fossil fuel companies, according to Divest Dartmouth member Jay Raju ’18.
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This past winter, the College initiated a media fellows program designed to facilitate classroom projects that will allow fellows to develop media integral to the course and serve as technical advisors.
Last term, Dartmouth student group Growing Change raised $4,350 in conjunction with the Upper Valley community service organization Willing Hands during its termly donation drive. During lunch and dinner hours on March 1, students could donate meal swipes and DBA to contribute towards the drive and assist Upper Valley residents in need. Growing Change will be holding another drive toward the end of the spring term.
A sleuth of bears has stumbled back into the Hanover area having just emerged from hibernation. The changing of the seasons has brought an increased number of bear sightings near School Street as a sow and her cubs, now old enough to be considered yearlings, have been spotted multiple times by local residents in and around the Hanover area. The sleuth is likely the same group that was seen by multiple students this past fall near the same location.
Geisel School of Medicine faculty members Jocelyn Chertoff, Petra Lewis and Nancy McNulty Med’95 will be honored at the 65th annual meeting of the Association of University Radiologists in early May for collectively receiving four awards that recognize their contributions to the field of radiology. The three recipients are also radiologists at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center; Chertoff serves as the chair of the radiology department.
Many of the Dartmouth Outing Club’s sub-clubs will host trips this upcoming spring break, ranging from canoeing in Florida to canyoneering in Utah. Among the sub-clubs that will participate are the Ledyard Canoe Club, Dartmouth Mountaineering Club, Cabin and Trail and the Mountain Biking Club.
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.
With flu season coming around, general trends of the illness are in line with previous years of reporting without any noticeable change in the number of cases in the greater Hanover area, said Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center professor of immunology Richard Enelow.
Physics professor Marcelo Gleiser has devoted his life to the study of theoretical physics. His discipline has enabled him to study and teach on three different continents, first completing his undergraduate work in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil before graduating from King’s College London with his Ph.D. His postdoctoral work took him to Fermilab, a high-energy particle physics laboratory located right outside of Chicago, Illinois, and finally to the University of California, Santa Barbara. While there, he applied for a faculty job at Dartmouth, where he has been teaching for the last 26 years.