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As members of the Class of 2019 flock to campus, several specialized peer mentoring groups have been preparing for their arrival, whether it be evaluating best practices or recruiting new mentors. These groups offer services tailored to different student needs and backgrounds.
The health care delivery sciences and globalization academic clusters have each received $10 million gifts, bringing the total number of endowed clusters to four of the 10 the College hopes to endow by the end of 2015.
Five Dartmouth alumni will be recognized for their lifetime contributions to the College and other achievements. Three will receive the Dartmouth Alumni Award, which recognizes service to the College, career achievement and other community service, and two will receive the Dartmouth Young Alumni Distinguished Service Award. The awards will be presented during the Alumni Awards Gala, which will be held in the fall.
A WISE advocate will begin working at the College this summer to help students, staff and faculty affected by domestic violence or stalking, following an agreement between Dartmouth and the Lebanon-based non-profit.
To better reflect the mission of the program, the Sexual Assault Peer Advocate program — formerly Sexual Assault Peer Advisors — has changed its name and is now running training courses only during the fall and spring terms, survivor advocate Ben Bradley said.
Suzan Harjo’s fight for Native rights began as early as the second grade, when she debated the true details of the battle of Little Bighorn with her teacher and was thrown out a window and into a rosebush. Harjo recounted this experience, for which the teacher was not punished, as well as her lifetime of activism for Native American people, in a lecture held in Haldeman Hall on Monday afternoon.
The Undergraduate Finance Committee found itself at the center of campus discussion when it sanctioned Student Assembly in the fall for misuse of funds, but few students fully understand how the UFC works.
Following increased complaints from Hanover residents about Dartmouth cyclists and dangerous riding practices, the Hanover Bike and Pedestrian Committee has recently teamed up with Hanover Police, Dartmouth Safety and Security and the Dartmouth Wellness Committee to put on a series of events to raise awareness about bike safety, committee chairman Bill Young said.
Forty percent of the student body -— including undergraduate students, graduate students and those in professional schools -— submitted responses to the Association of American Universities sexual assault campus climate survey sent out to campus last month, Title IX coordinator and Clery Act compliance officer Heather Lindkvist said. Dartmouth was one of 28 universities to participate in the survey, though not all other schools have completed the survey.
Over the weekend, a group of students circulated a petition to nominate writing professor Jennifer Sargent for the soon-to-be-vacant Dean of the College position, as the nomination process for potential applicants closed yesterday.
Student organizers and College experts hailed this year’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month as a success, saying that it reached a broader audience thanks to more diverse programming.
Geisel School of Medicine professor Tim Lahey will become the faculty director of the health professions program, replacing longtime program leader and biology and Geisel professor Lee Witters, who elected to step down. The program is currently undergoing restructuring and will expand to hire a staff member for the new position of associate director, associate dean of faculty for the sciences and computer science professor David Kotz said.
Conservative political and social critic David Brooks, who pens a regular column for the New York Times, will serve as this year’s commencement speaker in June.
Since its implementation this winter, nine varsity teams have gone through the Gameplan 2.0 program, a bystander intervention workshop designed with athletes in mind, survivor advocate and program director Benjamin Bradley said. The remaining teams will have their workshops this spring, Bradley said, with the possibility of holding a few during summer term.
Provost Carolyn Dever announced the appointment of interim Dean of the College Inge-Lise Ameer to the newly created position of vice provost for student affairs, effective July 1, 2015, in a campus-wide email circulated Monday morning. In addition, Dever announced the launch of an internal search for a new dean of the College, which will begin later in April.
The countless Dartmouth students who study in the Orozco mural room daily interact with the mural ---— even if they are unaware of its significance — simply by studying in the room, art history department chair Mary Coffey said. The National Park Service awarded the mural national landmark status in 2013, Hood Museum interim director Juliette Bianco said at yesterday’s fourth annual “Manton Foundation Orozco Lecture.”
This year’s total number of student applications to be Dartmouth Outing Club First-Year Trip leaders and Croo members decreased from last year’s applicant pool, director Peety Kaur ’15 and assistant director Sam Parker ’15 said. Kaur attributed the drop in applications to the new academic calendar and the date on which sophomore summer ends, which prevents all sophomores on campus during the summer from participating as a member of a Croo and limits the number of sections in which a sophomore could participate as a leader.
Though many students view the formal corporate recruiting process as the default when thinking about future high-paying careers, Dartmouth sustainability director Rosi Kerr wants to turn the Big Green Careers program, now a two-year pilot program, into a viable, robust parallel to corporate recruiting. The program seeks out students, Kerr said, who are interested in “making the world better but also making a living.”
Associate dean of arts and humanities and art history professor Adrian Randolph, who Northwestern University announced will be taking over as the next dean of the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences July 1, said highlights of his time at the College include strong relationships with students and a supportive environment for his research.
Though a recent Modern Language Association survey reported that 100,000 fewer college students enrolled in foreign language classes in 2013 compared to 2009 — while college enrollment rose by over 150,000 during the same period — Dartmouth professors and students remain confident in the strength and relevancy of their respective language programs and with the College’s foreign language enrollment as a whole.