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College Republicans face $3,600 security fee, confront College administrator with guest speaker

(04/29/22 9:10am)

Following a Dartmouth College Republicans event with conservative journalist Andy Ngo and libertarian activist Gabriel Nadales in January, the student organization incurred $3,600 in security-related fees from the College. According to College Republicans advisor and anthropology professor Sergei Kan, the organization, which did not expect to incur the fee, is now assessing “how they’re going to raise money” to pay the fee. 

“I really don’t have a home to come back to anymore”: Ukrainian students at Dartmouth navigate crisis from campus

(04/05/22 9:05am)

In response to the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine, the College has offered academic, mental health and financial support to the five Ukrainian undergraduate students at Dartmouth, according to Antonina Zakorchemna ’23, Marta Hulievska ’25 and Nathan Syvash ’25, who are from Ukraine.

Belated Class of 2020 commencement ceremony to be held this August

(04/01/22 9:05am)

The belated Class of 2020 commencement ceremony will be held between Aug. 5 and Aug. 7, the College announced. These plans, which include a keynote speaker address and barbecue lunch, come after a previous commencement ceremony for the class to be held during the summer of 2021 was postponed indefinitely. 

Truckers and protesters gather in Lebanon to protest COVID-19 measures

(03/04/22 10:00am)

On Wednesday morning, a convoy of pickup trucks, fuel trucks and a logging truck gathered in Lebanon to protest COVID-19 restrictions, among other causes — American, Canadian and Gadsden flags in tow. The convoy is part of the American “People’s Convoy” heading toward Washington D.C., modeled after the mid-January “Freedom Convoy 2022” protest against vaccine mandates in Canada.

College plans wide-scale dormitory renovations

(03/01/22 10:10am)

In their Feb. 21 decision to pause further development of the proposed Lyme Road apartments until May, College faculty cited the project’s potential impact on the “undergraduate experience.” College administrators in favor of the proposal, on the other hand, believe the apartments could be utilized as a “swing space” to house students as current residential facilities undergo renovations. 

Dartmouth Political Union hosts student debate on abortion

(02/25/22 10:00am)

On Feb. 23 — less than a week after New Hampshire lawmakers passed a bill that added exceptions to the state’s new 24-week abortion ban —  the Dartmouth Political Union hosted a student debate on abortion in Filene Auditorium between six debators: Advaita Chaudhari ’24, James Eiler ’25 and Jordan Narrol ’25 spoke for the pro-choice side and Kevin Larkin ’22, Keli Pegula ’24 and Grayling Peterson ’24 spoke for the pro-life side. 

Dirt Cowboy begins selling “The Real Anthony Fauci”

(02/22/22 10:00am)

Since its opening in 1993, Dirt Cowboy Cafe has been a mainstay of the Upper Valley’s coffee market, fostering fierce customer loyalty among current students, faculty and alumni for its coffee and pastries. Roughly three weeks ago, however, Dirt Cowboy entered the bookselling trade, offering copies of anti-vaccine conspiracy theorist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s book “The Real Anthony Fauci.”

Rocky hosts virtual ‘Julian Assange: Visionary or Villain?’ event

(02/15/22 10:00am)

On Feb. 9, the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy hosted a virtual Zoom webinar titled: “Julian Assange: Visionary or Villain?” The event featured president of The Markup — an online news outlet with a focus on technology — and leading free speech attorney Nabiha Syed, and was hosted by English and women’s, gender and sexuality studies professor Alexis Jetter. 

Dartmouth community reacts to escalating Russia-Ukraine tensions

(02/08/22 10:05am)

Since October 2021, Russia has deployed over 100,000 troops on the Ukrainian border, prompting heightened tensions with Ukraine and NATO and domestic calls for sanctions on Russian leaders and financial institutions. Dartmouth students and professors shared their insight into their ties to Ukraine, their views on the escalating situation and its international implications. 

Sadie Alexander Association aims to increase diversity in the economics department

(02/04/22 10:00am)

The Sadie Alexander Association, named after the first African American person to receive a Ph.D. in economics, is looking to foster more diversity in Dartmouth’s economics department. Since its founding in the spring of 2021, the SAA has taken steps in strengthening introductory courses’ teaching assistant system and bringing guest speakers to campus to discuss topics related to inequality and discrimination. 

Virtual anti-Antifa event hosted by College Republicans moved online due to safety, logistical issues

(01/25/22 10:10am)

On Jan. 20, the Dartmouth College Republicans invited conservative journalist Andy Ngo and former Antifa member-turned libertarian activist Gabriel Nadales to speak at the College. The event was first slated to be held in person in Filene Auditorium in Moore Hall before it was moved to Zoom due to “safety issues,” according to College spokesperson Diana Lawrence. 

Q&A with Rockefeller Center policy fellow Anne N. Sosin ’02

(01/11/22 10:10am)

Anne N. Sosin ’02 is a public health practitioner and policy fellow at the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy. After receiving her bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth, Sosin attended the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health for her master’s in public health. She currently researches COVID-19 and rural health equity in northern New England, and remains active on Twitter and in the press, regularly calling on government officials to implement and enforce mask mandates and other policies to reduce the spread of COVID-19. 

Vaccination eligibility extended to children aged five to 11

(11/12/21 10:00am)

Following approval from the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children from ages five to 11 are now eligible to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, CDC director Rochella Walensky announced on Nov. 2 after months of anticipation. The development holds special significance at Dartmouth, as the expansion of vaccine eligibility to young children is one of the criteria that may lead the College to reconsider its indoor mask mandate. 

DDS experiences shortages as a result of theft, supply chain issues

(11/04/21 9:10am)

While the theft of green coffee mugs from the Class of 1953 Commons is “not a new phenomenon,” supply chain shortages have presented new challenges for replacing the stolen mugs, according to Dartmouth Dining Services director Jon Plodzik. Novack Cafe has also seen increased theft this term, with students stealing items from the concession stand and refrigerator to avoid long lines at the register, according to Novack supervisor Manuel Rodriguez ’23. 

Seniors face improved job prospects as employers adopt hybrid recruiting strategies

(10/29/21 9:05am)

As fall recruiting comes into full swing, members of the Class of 2022 are navigating both virtual and in-person recruitment. One new addition to the process is Handshake — a job-searching platform and mobile app that compiles career openings for college students — which the Center for Professional Development rolled out in May. 

Halt of SafeRide program to continue

(10/12/21 9:10am)

Following the suspension of vehicular transportation services, the Department of Safety and Security’s SafeRide program continues to offer walking escorts to students, according to Safety and Security director Keysi Montás. Some students have expressed interest in the return of vehicular transportation, citing enhanced safety and the return of normalcy to campus.