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Creators of the "Freedom Budget" said they intended to initiate constructive discussion and social change. The document, which was emailed to campus early Monday morning, outlines a plan for “transformative justice” at Dartmouth, comprising over 70 bulleted demands addressed to 13 administrators.
Depression can feel like staring down from the top of a precipice, said Wei Wu ’14, speaking in a student panel on anxiety and mental illness Thursday evening. Asking for help early, she said, is key.
Though Winter Carnival initially emphasized skiing, the sport’s role in the weekend has decreased over the years. Regardless, certain events still cater to the sport’s tradition at the College. Both the Dartmouth Skiway and the Dartmouth Outing Club have worked to make Carnival skiing-related events fun for all participating students.
When she began her internship this winter, Michelle Khare ’14 never expected to see Steve Carell casually biking around the office of his production company, Carousel Productions. Through the internship component of the new film and media studies foreign study program, Khare and the 14 other students on the Los Angeles-based program have gained hands-on experience with the film industry while also learning about it in the classroom.
Online retailers like Amazon may soon be able to predict what consumers want before they know themselves, said Harvard Law School professor Cass Sunstein, who served on the National Security Agency oversight panel. With shoppers’ personal data, retailers can create interfaces that reflect individual preferences, even potentially shipping items before they are purchased.
Massachusetts Row became an ice rink. Students stumbled across the Green. Webster Avenue threatened to trip any who braved its slick sidewalks. Though Campus Planning and Facilities has used 515 tons of salt in de-icing efforts so far this winter, more than double the amount used by this time last year, the season’s weather has made it more difficult than usual to ensure safe walking conditions, said campus planning and facilities labor shop supervisor Greg Frost, adding that this is the worst winter he has witnessed in the past 20 years.
Almost half of undergraduate students have begun the switch from Blackboard to Canvas, a new online learning management system, following a positive response to the 13-class pilot last term, assistant director of educational technologies Barbara Knauff said. A total of 110 courses transitioned to Canvas this winter, and an additional 150 faculty members are slated to adopt Canvas in the spring. Knauff said she expects Blackboard to be phased out by the end of the calendar year.
Some students were left scrambling to register for classes after they found out they had been dropped from the ones in which they had originally been enrolled. The registrar, Meredith Braz, sent an email on Nov. 13 informing some students that had been mistakenly placed in various classes as a result of a computer system error that failed to account for upperclassmen’s priority in course registration.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will visit the College today and give a talk in the afternoon about Israel’s political position after the Arab Spring. He will meet with faculty, students and Dickey Center fellows and will join College President Phil Hanlon for a private dinner.
Although he lost his bid to Virginia’s House of Delegates on Election Day, Colin Harris ’13 said that he has gained “a million” stories from his time on the campaign trail — from encounters with community members to a heated confrontation with a llama.
The Virginia Supreme Court ruled that Virginia Polytechnic Institute was not negligent when officials did not notify campus of a shooting on April 16, 2007. Seung-Hui Cho fatally shot two students in a residence hall before killing 31 others, including himself, in an academic building two hours later. The plaintiffs, family members of two of the victims in the second shooting argued that their children could have taken precautions against a shooter if they had been informed. Last year, a civil jury found in favor of the families, but the state appealed and pushed the case to the state Supreme Court. Virginia Supreme Court Justice Cleo Powell ruled that there was no way for Virginia Tech to foresee the second shooting incident.
Mike ’16, who is on full financial aid thanks to a need-based scholarship, federal grants and his work-study program, is adamant about not taking student loans and falling into debt before graduation. While loans are readily available, he focuses on jobs and does his best to cover extra expenses, such as textbook costs, without turning to them.
While the average college tuition has increased at a slower rate for the second academic year, the government's funding for financial aid programs has fallen, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. A study released by the College Board showed that public four-year colleges and universities experienced a 2.9 percent growth in tuition, the lowest one-year increase in nearly 30 years. Private school tuitions rose by 3.8 percent, a figure slightly lower than that of recent years. Shrinking government aid, however, has led to a $1,770 cost increase per student. The average aid fell to $6,646 for every student, compared with $9,111 five years ago.
Computer science professor Sean Smith has assumed directorship of the College's Institute for Security, Technology and Society, which seeks to advance information security and privacy.
In comparison with children living in low-income urban areas, children from low-income rural areas score better in verbal memory tests and worse in visual memory tests, according to a study published in the Journal of Cognition and Development by education professor Michele Tine.
Alumni communications director Diana Lawrence said that the College expects about 4,000 alumni and friends this year.
He shared his concept of "hauntology," the study of personal stories that are part of the more intimate life of medicine rather than its rational practices, and spoke about the need for the emerging field of medical humanities.
As Washington, D.C. screeched to a halt as a result of the first government shutdown in 17 years, Dartmouth's everyday activities are continuing largely unaffected.
In the wake of the reported sexual assault near Novack Cafe on Saturday, students have expressed anxiety about the multiple reports circulating around campus. Safety and Security has been sending out updates as new details emerge, but to some students, these have caused more confusion than clarity.