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Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center named John Kacavas, United States Attorney for the District of New Hampshire, as its chief legal officer and general counsel, media relations manager Mike Barwell said. Kacavas will begin his position next week on April 20.
Based on faculty turnover and changing student enrollments by department, the College hired 24 new faculty members in the arts and sciences this academic year, associate dean of faculty for the sciences and computer science professor David Kotz said. In addition, Thayer School of Engineering hired one new professor and Tuck School of Business hired five.
The Wellness at Dartmouth office has launched its second annual “Move It Challenge” for faculty and staff this week with a series of kick-off walks for community members. The eight-week event, which takes places from April 6 to May 31, encourages participants to log at least 37,500 steps per week to promote personal health, director of health promotion and wellness Melissa Miner wrote in an email interview.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center’s Board of Trustees elected DHMC physician and Geisel School of Medicine professor Brooke Herndon, executive vice president and chief medical officer of CVS Health Troyen Brennan and Upper Valley resident Charles Plimpton, who recently retired after a career in investment banking that specialized in the non-profit sector of the health care industry, as new trustees to help guide the hospital in its transition from a pay-for-service model to a more value-based system, Board chairman Robert Oden said. At the Board’s spring meeting on March 20, the three new trustees were unanimously appointed to the 20-member Board.
Campus organization Wall Street 101 will host a two-day financial modeling course run by Adventis CG, a former financial consulting firm that now offers instruction to professionals and undergraduate students. Wall Street 101 secretary Max Hannam ’16 said that the course offers a service not available anywhere else on campus, even though a large portion of Dartmouth students go into finance — 51 percent of members of the Class of 2014 who had secured jobs at the time of graduation reported they were hired as a financial analyst, associate or consultant, according to the “cap and gown” survey results.
The Dartmouth College Mock Trial Society came away with a seventh place finish at the Buffalo, New York, regional tournament last weekend and received a bid to attend this weekend’s opening round championships at Pennsylvania State University — the first round of the American Mock Trial Association’s national competition — marking the first time in recent years the team has automatically qualified from competition.
Many call native Vermonter, avid cross-country skier, fluent Spanish-speaker and blue-jean aficionado Tim Rieser ’76 one of the most influential behind-the-scenes forces in Washington today. Recently, Rieser helped secure the release of Alan Gross, an American imprisoned in Cuba since 2009 on accusations of espionage.
The office of sustainability hosted a panel titled “Business and Sustainability” Monday afternoon that featured four alumni working on environmental issues in the private sector. The event was intended to give students a sense of the variety of careers available that are related to social responsibility, director of sustainability Rosi Kerr, who is a member of the Class of 1997, said.
For the second year in a row, Fitch Ratings, a New York-based financial ratings agency, has awarded the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Obligated Group’s revenue bonds an A+ rating. The rating, which was issued earlier this month, is based on the approximately $69 million revenue bond series 2009 and $75 million revenue bond series 2010, according to the Fitch report.
A group of over 50 people, composed primarily of students, attended Sunday night’s vigil honoring the three victims of the recent shooting in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The event was organized by Al-Nur, Dartmouth’s Muslim Students’ Association, in collaboration with Hillel Rabbi Edward Boraz, student leaders from Hillel and other religious groups on campus.
WISE@Dartmouth is increasing its presence on campus to give students greater access to resources through a new website, support groups and informational posters, co-chair Caeli Cavanagh ’14 said. WISE@Dartmouth coordinates opportunities for students to get involved with WISE of the Upper Valley, an advocacy and crisis center for victims of domestic and sexual violence, WISE training coordinator Chelsea Williams said.
Each year, around 600 students participate in research through the undergraduate advising and research office, in addition to those who work through other sources on theses and independent studies.
Dartmouth’s first massive online open course, “Introduction to Environmental Science,” launched Tuesday morning as part of the DartmouthX program on the Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology developed website edX. The six-week course focuses on biodiversity, energy and global change and currently has over 8,500 people enrolled worldwide, environmental studies professor and course lead Andrew Friedland said.
The English department is nearing the conclusion of three searches for assistant professor positions with a tenure track, an unusually high number of simultaneous recruiting efforts from the department, associate dean of the faculty and art history professor Adrian Randolph said in an email.
Seven fraternities extended bids during men’s winter recruitment last weekend, one more fraternity than last year when six fraternities extended 26 bids.
While many Dartmouth students were relaxing with long-lost high school friends or watching Netflix on the family couch, Diana Wise ’15 was taking photographs of penguins from atop an Antarctic mountain. During the winter interim period, Wise traveled over 7,500 miles to Antarctica to get a firsthand look at the effects of ecotourism on the environment.
A large display case filled with a dozen varieties of chocolates welcomes customers upon entering My Brigadeiro, a chocolate shop that opened on Hanover’s Main Street on Jan. 3.
After reading Philip Pullman’s “The Golden Compass” in fourth grade, Colin Walmsley ’15 was drawn to Oxford University. Now, more than a decade later, Walmsley is headed to Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, where he will pursue a degree in social anthropology.
Academic honor principle cases increased by 44 percent last year, with 11 more cases referred to the Committee on Standards in 2013-14 than the year before.
The College will transition away from No. 6 heating oil — an inexpensive but environmentally harmful fuel source — following last weekend’s approval by the Board of Trustees. Though a timeline has not been formalized, the College plans to abandon No. 6 fuel by 2018, campus planning and facilities vice president Lisa Hogarty said.