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Sociology professor Kathryn Lively will serve a one-year term as interim Dean of the College beginning July 1. She replaces Spanish and comparative literature professor Rebecca Biron, who announced in March that she would return to teaching at the end of the spring term.
President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday morning that he will give a full pardon to conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza '83 for violating federal campaign finance laws.
This year, the College will not print the names of all graduates and their honors in the traditional printed program distributed on Commencement Day. According to a College press release, the “extremely short amount of time” between the close of grades and Commencement has always presented a challenge for printing programs in time for the ceremony. This year, the College was not able to secure a printing company that could produce the programs in time for Commencement.
Kristi Clemens will be Dartmouth’s next Title IX coordinator and Clery compliance officer, interim provost David Kotz ’86 announced on May 29. She will be responsible for ensuring the College complies with gender equity and campus safety laws and will report directly to the provost. Clemens is the third person at Dartmouth to serve as Title IX coordinator, taking on the role following Allison O’Connell’s Apr. 6 resignation from the position. O’Connell replaced the original Title IX coordinator, Heather Lindkvist, last August. Since April, Clemens has served as the interim Title IX coordinator while a national search took place for a permanent replacement. Previously, Clemens has been the assistant dean of student affairs and director of case management.
Thayer School of Engineering dean Joseph Helble has been appointed as the College’s next provost by College President Phil Hanlon. Helble will assume the position in October, when interim provost David Kotz ’86 steps down from his role. Kotz became interim provost after former provost Carolyn Dever announced that she would return to teaching on Nov. 22 of last year following four years in the position.
Fourteen Dartmouth students and alumni have been awarded Fulbright scholarships, according to the College’s Fulbright program advisor Holly Taylor. Nine of the fourteen recipients were awarded grants for study and research, while the remaining five were awarded grants as English teaching assistants. Dartmouth’s Fulbright scholars may go to Brazil, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Germany, India, Ireland, Morocco, Poland and South Korea to pursue their projects.
The College’s “The Call to Lead: A Campaign for Dartmouth” capital campaign, announced to campus through email Friday night, seeks to raise $3 billion in donations by the end of 2022 to fund a series of projects. So far, the campaign has raised $1.5 billion from over 78,000 donors over the past four years.
Monik Walters ’19 and Nicole Knape ’19 have been elected as Student Assembly president and vice president, respectively, in a race that saw 1,789 ballots cast — a near-record number. Walters received 1,030 votes, while Knape received 945. The pair campaigned as a ticket in the days leading up to the election.
Actress and writer Mindy Kaling ’01 will serve as the Commencement speaker for the Class of 2018.
Dartmouth has admitted 1,925 students to the Class of 2022 from a pool of 22,033 applicants — the largest application pool in five years — representing a record-low admission rate of 8.7 percent.
Interim provost David Kotz ’86 announced today that Dean of the College Rebecca Biron will be stepping down from her position and returning to full-time teaching and research at the end of the academic year, according to a College press release.
After five seasons as the head coach of men’s soccer, Chad Riley was named men’s soccer head coach at his alma mater, the University of Notre Dame.
Dartmouth admitted 565 students to the Class of 2022 from a record-high 2,270 early applicants.
In allegations that span multiple generations of graduate students, four students in Dartmouth’s department of psychological and brain sciences told The Dartmouth this week that three professors now under investigation by the College and state prosecutors created a hostile academic environment that they allege included excessive drinking, favoritism and behaviors that they considered to be sexual harassment.
Updated: Oct. 25, 2017 at 4:38 p.m.
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.
In a campus wide email sent Tuesday, College President Phil Hanlon criticized President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, announced earlier that day.
UPDATED: May 25, 2017 at 11:55 a.m.
On Thursday night, a water pipe burst in West Gym, closing the area for the weekend. West Gym includes the running track and basketball courts in Alumni Gym. Zimmerman Fitness Center, which includes the aerobic machines and free weights upstairs in Alumni Gym, will remain open.
UPDATED: March 2, 2017, at 8:52 p.m.