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The Student and Presidential Committee on Sexual Assault published its 2014 recommendations Friday morning, calling for the College to release more comprehensive data on sexual violence, support Greek organizations that wish to become co-ed and ban Bored at Baker, among other suggestions. The 21 recommendations cover prevention, education about and response to sexual violence.
The College will create new sexual violence prevention programs and enhance existing education and outreach to comply with federal regulations published Monday. Among other requirements, the regulations instruct universities to list all possible sanctions for students found guilty of sexual violence and provide comprehensive information about dating violence, domestic violence and stalking in their annual campus safety reports.
Sixty student leaders of clubs, sports teams and Greek organizations discussed sexual violence on campus in Collis Common Ground on Saturday as part of Student Assembly’s “It’s On Us” campaign. The campaign, a White House initiative to provide federal support for student-led prevention and awareness efforts, required its partner organizations on each campus —in Dartmouth’s case, Student Assembly—to host a roundtable attended by a range of student groups.
Sleeping habits take a hit during the third and fourth weeks of term, as the midterm period and deadlines seize the student body — what’s anything but news to students was validated in a study by computer science professor Andrew Campbell, based on data collected in spring 2013.
A spike in reports of forcible sex offenses at the College is likely due to higher reporting rates rather than an increase in incidents of sexual violence, community members and experts said following Wednesday’s release of the annual security and fire safety report.
“How have you been feeling lately?” reads a question in green italicized font. “Feeling empty, hopeless,” reads one answer choice, indicating depression. “Troubled by traumatic events,” reads another, indicating post-traumatic stress.
Members of The Dartmouth Radical and the Action Collective released a “Disorientation Guide” late last week, distributing copies across campus newsstands and to passers-by in the Class of 1953 Commons. The 43-page booklet, marked with an image of Baker Tower inside a raised fist, contains information on course selection, social life and cultural appropriation, among other topics.
The College has scrapped plans for the Center for Community Action and Prevention, instead aiming to incorporate its proposed sexual assault prevention responsibilities into the student health promotion and wellness office — an office currently in flux. The creation of a sexual violence prevention hub, announced in February by former Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson and cited as evidence of Dartmouth’s leadership in combatting sexual assault, was abandoned following faculty and student concerns about separating violence prevention programs from survivor support services, said associate Dean of the College Liz Agosto.
The Board of Trustees approved a project to expand the Hood Museum and triple its classroom capacity during its September meeting and annual retreat over the weekend. The Trustees also received updates from across the College, including the Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network, the “Moving Dartmouth Forward” presidential steering committee and the three graduate schools.
Andrew Lohse ’12, who accused Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity of hazing in a 2012columnthat ignited a firestorm about the College’s Greek system, has penned a tell-all book. “Confessions of an Ivy League Frat Boy: A Memoir” went on sale Tuesday.
Over the course of the past year, the Board of Trustees voted to raise tuition, elected a new chair and expressed support for College President Phil Hanlon’s proposed initiatives. Its most recent meeting was June 6.
A series of six meetings between members of the “Freedom Budget” collective, a group of student activists, and key administrators left students involved in the discussions dissatisfied with the response they received.
Martha Hennessey ’76 lives in a small house nestled on a quiet street just off Webster Avenue. It’s a cozy space with a palpable history, filled with family photos and Dartmouth prints.
The College’s fiscal year 2013 revenue totaled $1,193,865,978, a $226,161,333 increase from last year, according to Dartmouth’s 990 tax form filed yesterday. The increase is the largest since the 2010 fiscal year.
With a yield of 54.5 percent for the Class of 2018, the number of students accepting Dartmouth’s offer of acceptance is the highest it has ever been, the College announced Monday. To accommodate this influx, Dean of Admissions Maria Laskaris said, the College does not plan to admit any students off the wait list and plans to halve the number of transfer students it expected to accept.
As part of an escalating national discussion of sexual assault on college campuses, the White House released a report Tuesday encouraging universities to better support victims and be more transparent in enforcing policy. Last week, the Department of Justice announced an 11-stop college campus tour that will focus on combatting sexual assault.
Student Assembly must promote Dartmouth Bystander Initiative training to all students, student body presidential and vice presidential candidates said in their fourth and final debate, held on Friday afternoon.
Student Assembly must work to address the 14 percent drop in applications this year, presidential and vice presidential candidates agreed in a debate last night. Over the course of the discussion, hosted by the current Student Assembly in Paganucci Lounge, candidates spoke about student unity, finances and public perception of the College.
The third annual Symposium on Sexual Assault, held Friday afternoon, highlighted the College’s recently proposed sexual assault policy, the Center for Community Action and Prevention and student research on sexual assault. The event was hosted by the Student and Presidential Committee on Sexual Assault and guides the group’s annual recommendations.
Longtime biology professor Robert Gross, age 68, died suddenly from a heart attack on Sunday morning. He will be remembered for his giving nature, deep involvement in the Dartmouth community and successful academic career.