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Hassen ’17 testified on behalf of undocumented student bill

(02/11/15 12:36am)

Seated before some of New Hampshire’s most senior legislators last week, Halimo Hassen ’17 drew on her personal experience in testifying on behalf of New Hampshire House Bill 675-FN,which aims to extend eligibility for in-state tuition rates to undocumented students in the university and community college systems of New Hampshire. Although the bill remains unlikely to pass, according to two experts interviewed, they praised her remarks for their poignancy.

Four-year sexual assault education program will be piloted next fall

(02/04/15 11:38pm)

Following a series of pilot programs slated to begin this fall, the College will require all students to participate in a four-year sexual assault education program. This initiative is part of the plan for Moving Dartmouth Forward, which College President Phil Hanlon announced in his speech last Thursday.

Six months later, expert response to summit is mixed

(01/14/15 2:04am)

Six months after Dartmouth’s Summit on Sexual Assault, expert opinions are mixed about whether the summit reached its goals and proved effective. While participants had aimed to reconvene six months after the summit, College spokesperson Diana Lawrence said in an email that the University of California at Berkeley is hosting a meeting in February, and Dartmouth representatives have met with other institutions regarding a potential meeting in summer of 2015.

Students learn policy in action in Ireland

(01/06/15 2:42am)

As Public Policy 85 students discussed Northern Ireland’s peace treaties of 1998 in Belfast’s parliamentary buildings, British Prime Minister David Cameron discussed an addendum to the very same treaties next door. This coincidence demonstrated the continued relevance of the class’s studies, program participant Nick Zehner ’15 said. Economics and public policy professor Charles Wheelan ’88 led a group of 12 students to Northern Ireland over the winter interim period to study public policy in action. This is the second such trip led by Wheelan, who brought his Public Policy 85 class to India following the fall 2013 term.

College ‘flips’ introductory courses

(10/23/14 11:33pm)

This term, a group of introductory math students have seen their classroom “flipped,” with theories and formulas taught through online Khan Academy videos and class time reserved for discussion. The class — professor Scott Pauls’s Math 3 section — is part of the Gateway Initiative, a three-year program that will redesign 12 high-enrollment courses.

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