Applications for Class of 2025 spike 33% from last year

February 16, 2021 2:10am

For high school seniors, the 2020-21 college application season has proven to be yet another challenge to navigate during the pandemic. This year, the College saw an all-time high of 28,338 combined early decision and regular decision applicants — a 32.5% increase in applications since the last admissions cycle.

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Sixteen-day Winter Carnival sees low initial engagement, adapted programming

February 16, 2021 2:05am

As Dartmouth’s Winter Carnival celebration enters its third and final week, students can attend an interactive event showcasing alumni in the gaming industry or head to the Bema to see a light and sound show, among other programming opportunities. Despite seeing initially low engagement, the extended 16-day, video game-inspired carnival has brought many students online or outside to celebrate.



Ice rinks, Winter Activities Center draw wide student participation

February 16, 2021 2:00am

In the three weeks since the end of the initial quarantine period for winter term, students have taken advantage of a variety of outdoor programming activities offered by the College, including the two ice skating rinks in front of Baker-Berry Library, fire pits on the Green and around the Collis Center and cross-country ski and snowshoe rentals at the new Winter Activities Center near the golf course. 

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Students disappointed, ‘not surprised’ by restricted Commencement plans

February 8, 2021 2:10am

Reactions have been mixed in the wake of the College’s decision to hold an in-person Commencement for the Class of 2021, restricted only to graduating students. Members of the Class of 2020, who will now have to wait at least through this year to celebrate together after their in-person ceremony was postponed indefinitely, said they had expected the announcement. 



Upper Valley Eateries and Retail cooperative to offer local delivery service

February 5, 2021 2:15am

Hungry Hanover residents will soon have a new means of supporting their favorite local restaurants. To help brave the colder months, local businesses Boloco, Lou’s and Murphy’s on the Green have banded together to form the Upper Valley Eateries and Retail cooperative, which will offer delivery services through a mobile “UVER” app.

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Q&A: Dr. Daniel Lucey ’77 on the dangers of new COVID-19 variants

February 4, 2021 2:00am

Dr. Daniel Lucey ’77, Med’81, a professor of infectious diseases at Georgetown University Medical Center, has been studying infectious diseases for nearly 40 years. Lucey has worked to develop front line responses to public health crises including SARS, swine flu and Ebola, and he oversees an exhibit on epidemics at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Lucey sat down with The Dartmouth to talk about his research on the new variants of COVID-19, the thre



Research grant applications see 40% increase during pandemic

February 2, 2021 2:00am

While Dartmouth’s faculty has been operating largely in a remote format since March, faculty interest in conducting research has remained high. Despite the constraints of remote operations, applications for research grant proposals increased by more than 40% during the pandemic. 



Virtual PE classes suspended for second term

January 21, 2021 2:10am

Students hoping to ski their way to a physical education credit this term will have to pack up their poles until next year. Though the spring and summer terms offered virtual PE classes for students, fall and winter feature no such options. Even snowsports lessons, a hallmark of Dartmouth’s PE program, will not count for PE credit this winter.

Dartmouth students who wished to take winter terms off expressed frustration with the new regulations, which would make it more difficult to do so. 


Greek houses embark on first-ever virtual rush

January 21, 2021 2:00am

This week, potential new Greek house members will navigate the College’s first-ever virtual rush. Despite the virtual format, sorority rush will have nearly 400 participants, while fraternity rush, which adopted a formal registration process this year, will see over 300 potential new members.

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