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College denies funding for in-person internships

Although many internship opportunities have returned to an in-person format, Dartmouth has continued not to offer funding for any in-person internships that require travel. Some students pursuing unpaid internships say they have faced financial difficulties. 


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College opens winter term waitlist

October 16, 2020 2:15am

As Dartmouth approaches week six of fall term, the College's COVID-19 task force has begun planning for the winter. Though some students have been given the option to return to campus, many are questioning the value of an "on-campus" experience given remote classes and restrictions on socializing.


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Dartmouth prepares for cold and flu season

October 16, 2020 2:10am

As winter approaches, public health officials have expressed concerns about the potential for a hard-hitting flu season coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Daniela Augusti, associate director of nursing at Dick’s House, the College has administered 2,715 flu shots so far this term with the campus at partial capacity, compared to 3,022 total last year.


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DOC trips see major changes, high demand

October 16, 2020 2:05am

Though ’24s spent the first two weeks of the term largely stuck in their dorms, many have used the post-quarantine period as a time to get outside and explore the area. The Dartmouth Outing Club has offered a wide range of outdoor trips that have been filling up fast.


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Students struggle to make connections over Zoom

October 13, 2020 2:10am

While the video conferencing platform Zoom has made class possible during the COVID-19 pandemic, some students say they have struggled to make connections due to the lack of casual interactions common during in-person classes.


SART 27, “Printmaking 1 - Etching" with professor Tricia Treacy is one of a variety of classes that sent students material kits this term.

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Material kits allow students to work hands-on from home

October 12, 2020 2:00am

Though nearly all classes remain remote this fall, labs and other project-based courses have found ways to maintain the experience of hands-on learning. Some courses have adapted to the limitations of virtual instruction by shipping material kits, which include everything from rock samples to small presses for printing, to each student.


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COVID-19 brings changes to leaf-peeping season

October 9, 2020 2:10am

Peak fall foliage usually attracts hordes of tourists to the Upper Valley, each hoping for a glimpse of the area’s famous multicolored leaves. But despite the return of fall colors, business owners say COVID-19 seems to have discouraged tourists from visiting this year.


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Multiple Greek houses report Wi-Fi connectivity issues

October 8, 2020 2:05am

Residents of at least five sorority houses and one fraternity house have experienced a range of internet problems since the beginning of the term, causing some students to be unable to load prerecorded lectures, attend meetings or even connect to synchronous Zoom classes. 


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Zoom usage raises questions about student data, security

October 2, 2020 2:05am

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the video-conferencing platform Zoom has dominated higher education, with many colleges and universities adopting the technology as a temporary substitute for in-person instruction. Though Zoom allows students to remain connected to their academic experience, as well as with family and friends, the wide-scale adoption of the platform has raised questions around student data and privacy.


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Tuck announces layoffs due to budget deficit

September 29, 2020 2:05am

As the College continues to rid revenue losses, budget cuts and hits to various programs due to the financial fallout of COVID-19, the Tuck School of Business announced on Sept. 15 that it had laid off 18 staff members. Meanwhile, the Thayer School of Engineering has announced that it is not planning any layoffs, and other divisions at the College have not yet made final decisions about job reductions.