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What do federal Native American law, science fiction, a Chilean feminst and a choreopoem have in common? They’re all subjects of this year’s Senior Fellows. This year, Kimonee Burke ’18, Herbert Chang ’18, Celeste Jennings ’18 and Valentina Sedlacek ’18 are the College’s Senior Fellows.
Nine first-year medical students at the Geisel School of Medicine have been awarded the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, which provides students with funding to complete innovative projects that improve the health, safety and welfare of the community. Each project will receive $2,000 in funding from the foundation.
This fall, William “Billy” Sandlund ’18 and Rae Winborn ’14 will travel to Beijing, China as Yenching Scholars, pursuing interdisciplinary master’s degrees in Chinese studies at the Yenching Academy of Peking University. The scholarship covers tuition fees, travel expenses for one round-trip, accommodations and living costs on Peking University’s campus, according to the Yenching Academy website.
This fall’s sorority recruitment process will see a significant change. Following a Dartmouth Inter-Sorority Council decision, Epsilon Kappa Theta sorority will be required to participate in the College’s ISC formal recruitment process in addition to hosting its distinctive shakeout style of rush.
Green Key was not the only crowd-drawing event that took place on campus this past weekend. On May 19 the Tuck Veterans Club hosted its annual Tuck Runs for Veterans event, drawing more than 170 participants, including Dartmouth students, faculty and Upper Valley residents.
New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu has called on the New Hampshire Supreme Court to review House Bill 1264 before he decides to approve or veto the bill.
Thayer School of Engineering dean Joseph Helble has been appointed as Dartmouth’s next provost by College President Phil Hanlon. In October, Helble will replace interim provost David Kotz ’86, who assumed his interim position when former provost Carolyn Dever decided to return to teaching and research in October 2017.
This year, Green Key saw a similar number of incidents involving Dartmouth and non-Dartmouth students compared to last year, and a lower number of non-Dartmouth student incidents compared to years prior, according to interim and associate director of Dartmouth Safety and Security Keysi Montás. In addition to the continuation of the wristband system, which was put in place last year, new safety measures such as water jersey barriers and clearer exit and entry points were implemented, Montás said.
The faculty of arts and sciences voted on May 7 to approve language drafted by the Committee on Instruction for new distributive requirements, which were first proposed in 2016 and which are set to go into effect as early as two years from now.
Issues of political discourse at universities have increasingly transcended U.S. college campuses and attracted national attention. Free speech has sparked the most debate, but equally important is how politics affect personal relations and academics more broadly — and whether it has as encompassing and divisive influence as many assume. The backdrop is a national political scene defined by partisan animus, which has been shown to shape people’s lives beyond politics. Given this climate and dynamics on campuses across the country, The Dartmouth fielded a survey to shed light on how these key issues manifest themselves at the College.
For at least the next five years, Dartmouth students will still have the opportunity to travel to and work at the American University of Kuwait. In a ceremony hosted by College President Phil Hanlon on Apr. 23, representatives from both Dartmouth and AUK signed a memorandum of understanding that extends the 15-year partnership between the two institutions for another five years.
The College is taking its sustainability mission one step further — Green2Go, Dartmouth’s program of reusable to-go containers, arrived at the Courtyard Café last Tuesday. The new containers have been received slowly by students, according to Courtyard Café culinary operations manager C. Robert Lester. After the first week of use, only a couple dozen of the containers have been given out.
American-made sustainable clothing company Ramblers Way closed its Hanover storefront earlier this month after being open for only 17 months. The closure was due to a lack of foot traffic in the Hanover store, according to Ramblers Way founder and owner Tom Chappell.
Phil Hanlon ’77 has served as the College’s President since June 2013. Five years into his tenure, Hanlon sat down with The Dartmouth to discuss issues facing the College.
Alcohol and substance use at the College forms part of a wider nationwide dialogue about high-risk behavior on college campuses. Dartmouth’s drug and alcohol policies have drastically changed over years, but most recently, the College has implemented new standards and refined current policies while continuing to offer a variety of programs that aim to reduce high-risk drinking and drug use among students. As the administration continues to evaluate current standards and programs dealing with alcohol and substance use, experts on substance use, students and alumni interviewed by The Dartmouth share their perspective on these policies.
Prospective Dartmouth students and parents arrive wide-eyed at the College after traveling far from their homes to reach the quaint town of Hanover, New Hampshire. These visitors who come to the school may make a stop inside Rauner Special Collections Library, where guides offer information about the magnitude and breadth of the library’s collections. Visitors can interact with the collection and learn about the artifacts, which range from Daniel Webster’s hat to historic documents like “The Godfather” author Mario Puzo’s papers.