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Over 1,600 sign College Park dorm petition

(01/04/18 7:10am)

Over 1,600 individuals have signed a petition expressing concern in response to the College’s announcement that it is considering building new dormitories for 750 students in College Park. The petition argues that acting on the proposal could result in the loss of the College’s only undeveloped parkland in the center of campus and Shattuck Observatory, which would threaten several ongoing scientific research activities.

Physics and astronomy department urges College to preserve observatory

(11/03/17 6:15am)

The physics and astronomy department is raising concerns that building new student housing in College Park could seriously impede its ability to teach undergraduate astronomy courses and conduct experimental physics research. The College announced on Sept. 20 that it would explore the feasibility of housing 750 undergraduates and that the Board of Trustees will make a decision on the conceptual design in November.

Doctor sues Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

(10/31/17 6:10am)

Obstetrician-gynecologist and former Geisel School of Medicine professor Misty Blanchette Porter Med ’89 is suing Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, claiming she was fired from her position because of her disability and whistleblowing actions alleging poor practices at the hospital. Blanchette Porter lost her job in June after DHMC’s Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility program closed, though she alleges that she could have worked elsewhere at DHMC. Blanchette Porter filed a complaint on Oct. 11 against her former employer of over 20 years in the U.S. District Court of Vermont.

Endowment grows by 14.6 percent for fiscal year 2017

(10/10/17 6:00am)

Propelled by a 14.6 percent growth in investment gains, Dartmouth’s endowment has increased to $4.96 billion — the highest it has ever been, the College announced last month. For the fiscal year ending June 30, the College earned a total of $630 million in investment gains, in addition to $77 million in gifts and other transfers.

College buys five properties near Rennie Farm

(09/22/17 6:10am)

After taking action earlier this year to stabilize the housing market around Rennie Farm, the College has purchased five properties in the area, totaling 98 acres and $3.4 million in value. Rennie Farm is a property in northern Hanover that the College used in the 1960s and 1970s to dispose animal carcasses accumulated from medical research, which contaminated groundwater surrounding the property.

Daniel Benjamin sworn in to Council of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

(05/22/17 6:25am)

Daniel Benjamin, the director of the Dickey Center for International Understanding, was sworn in as a member of the Council of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. on April 25. Benjamin was nominated for the position in January by then-President Barack Obama. The membership follows Benjamin’s career as a journalist and public servant covering related topics.

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