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Xia Zhou is a computer science professor at the College specializing in mobile computing and visible light sensing. She was recently awarded the 2019 Association for Computing Machines SIGMOBILE RockStar award for “outstanding early-career contributions and impact on [the] field” this March. In 2017, she added a Sloan Research Fellowship to her other accolades, including having her work featured in a National Science Foundation-sponsored video. She co-directs both the Dartmouth Networks and Ubiquitous Systems Lab and the Dartmouth Reality and Robotics Lab at the College, and has taught several courses including COSC 60, “Computer Networks,” and COSC 50, “Software Design & Implementation.” Last weekend, she was a judge at “HackDartmouth.”
An “unlimited swipes” meal plan will replace Dartmouth Dining Services’ Ivy Standard Plan — which allows 28 swipes a week — in the fall of 2019. Two other plans, the 80 Block Plus and the 115 Block Plus, will replace the 75 Block Choice and 125 Block Choice, respectively. The 5 Weekly Plan and On and Off-Campus Apartment plans will remain as options for returning students.
In late March, the New Hampshire Supreme Court delivered a ruling on New Hampshire Alpha of SAE Trust v. The Town of Hanover and the Town of Hanover Zoning Board of Adjustment that largely favored the town. Of the ZBA’s 18 rulings, the Supreme Court affirmed all but one — the lone exception concerning whether or not Sigma Alpha Epsilon itself qualifies as an institution. This component of the case was remanded back to the ZBA for further proceedings, perpetuating the limbo status of the derecognized Greek organization.
Joshua Keniston, who formerly served as vice president and chief of staff to executive vice president Rick Mills, was named vice president for institutional projects on April 5. Prior to joining the Dartmouth community in January 2018, Keniston worked with the College on a number of projects as a consultant with the Huron Consulting Group.
Last week, government professor Deborah Brooks and a group of Dartmouth students launched the International Menstrual Health Entrepreneurship Roundup, a free website that provides resources to individual entrepreneurs and organizations that aim to address global menstrual health problems. As a project under the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding’s Dartmouth Global Girls Forward Lab, an undergraduate research team that gives students the potential to create projects that help forward the interests of girls and women worldwide, IMHER focuses on raising awareness of global menstrual health and helping people in the field tackle related problems.
On Tuesday, Dartmouth Planned Parenthood Generation Action hosted a panel discussion about reproductive healthcare and policy in New Hampshire and nationally.
Dartmouth Dining Services currently employs 46 temporary workers at wages below their unionized counterparts. This practice, which has been increasing in recent years, has drawn criticism from the Service Employees International Union, the largest union on Dartmouth’s campus with 477 members covering areas such as Safety and Security, custodial staff and DDS workers.
It’s a teakettle! It’s a dog whistle! It’s Andrew Stanford of West Lebanon recently breaking the Guinness World Record for highest note whistled — and it was whistled in Dartmouth’s linguistics lab. His whistle reached 8,372 hertz, eclipsing the previously established record of 7,040 hertz.
With the recent release of admissions results for the Class of 2023, vice provost for enrollment and dean of admissions and financial aid Lee Coffin said that ongoing trends may necessitate different admissions strategies at the College. Specifically, the changing importance of different geographic regions has already resulted in alterations to Dartmouth’s admissions practices, and a court challenge to Harvard University’s admissions practices for Asian students could result in a potential threat to the holistic admissions process the College employs.
Ever wonder how often you’re left on read? Thanks to Left on Read, a new iMessage analysis app developed by a team of Dartmouth students that launched on Monday, you can now find out.
In a campus-wide email sent on March 28, Dartmouth’s chief information security officer Steve Nyman announced the implementation of two-factor authentication through the security company Duo for all Dartmouth systems. Information, Technology and Consulting plans to use Duo 2FA for all users’ email services beginning on May 13; the rest of Dartmouth’s web-based services will migrate to 2FA by the end of summer.
World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma will deliver the main address at Dartmouth’s Class of 2019 commencement ceremony on June 9.
Last week, former director of institutional diversity and equity Theodosia Cook was named director of the Campus Climate and Culture Initiative, a movement that aims to create a campus environment free of sexual harassment. Announced by College President Phil Hanlon in January, C3I runs alongside Moving Dartmouth Forward and Inclusive Excellence — two initiatives rolled out in 2015 and 2016, respectively — as a third pillar to increase the inclusiveness of Dartmouth’s campus climate.
Thayer School of Engineering professor Jane Hill has conducted research on topics ranging from the College’s corpse flower “Morphy” to infectious diseases. On March 25, Hill was inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows during a formal induction ceremony at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., one of the highest professional distinctions a biological or medical engineer can receive.
With the campus-wide 2019 student government election nearly underway, the Dartmouth student body will once again have the opportunity to elect their peers to represent them.
Despite an ongoing investigation into alleged hazing committed by the Dimensions performance group, the Dimensions of Dartmouth student performance will continue as planned. This year, Dimensions, a program that allows the admitted students of the Class of 2023 to explore and learn more about the College, will occur on April 11-12 and April 25-26, and will include a show organized by the Dimensions performance group at each session.
In an effort to expedite the ongoing cleanup of Rennie Farm, a site where the Dartmouth Medical School disposed of test animal carcasses in the 1960s and 1970s, the College has obtained an easement that will enable the College to treat contaminated groundwater on an 11-acre property abutting the existing treatment site. The easement marks an additional step in a process initiated by the College in 2017 to reduce levels of 1,4-dioxane in the groundwater near Rennie Farm.
Coming to Dartmouth as the next step in a career that has spanned the private sector, government and academia, Alexis Abramson has been named the next dean of the Thayer School of Engineering. Abramson will assume the post on June 17. She replaces interim dean of Thayer Laura Ray, who took over the position when Joseph Helble assumed his current role as College provost.
Dartmouth will change its practices to protect the integrity of the admissions process for incoming athletes following a federal investigation that uncovered a widespread college admissions scandal and resulted in the arrest of 50 people.
Prosecutors trying the case against Gage Young, who was indicted in the non-fatal shooting of visiting Providence College student Thomas Elliot in Hanover last fall, are attempting to consolidate charges against the Lebanon resident in order to hold only one trial concerning the Nov. 2, 2018 incident. They are also attempting to add a new charge of falsifying evidence. Young has replaced his previous counsel with Richard Guerriero, who filed a motion to move the trials to July.