COVID-19



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Only 8 courses to be taught fully in person this winter

October 27, 2020 2:05am

This winter, students will once again have few opportunities for on-campus instruction, with about 1% of course section offerings available fully in person. Only eight undergraduate courses will have at least one section with fully in-person instruction in the winter, down from 10 offered fully in person this fall.


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Vermont imposes travel restrictions on Grafton County

October 23, 2020 2:05am

After a recent increase in COVID-19 cases throughout Grafton County, the state of Vermont has implemented leisure travel restrictions against the area. Those who travel between Vermont and Grafton County, which Vermont has designated a “quarantine county,” for non-essential purposes have been asked to quarantine upon arrival in Vermont.


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Students weigh in-person, absentee voting options

October 22, 2020 2:10am

With record numbers of Americans voting by absentee ballot in the upcoming general election, Dartmouth students have had to make choices about how to vote this year. While many are voting absentee due to physical distance from campus and COVID-19 concerns, others have chosen to vote in person on Election Day.


The Lodge houses students who have tested positive for COVID-19 or are showing symptoms.

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Students describe experiences in isolation housing

October 20, 2020 2:10am

On the morning of Sept. 9 — move-in day for many members of the Class of 2024 — Ainsley Carter ’24 struggled to muster the strength to get out of bed. She was nauseous, vomiting and barely able to walk. Instead of moving into her dorm that day, Carter became one of the first students put into isolation.


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Poster store to move to Main Street location

October 20, 2020 2:05am

Beloved by Dartmouth students for its eclectic array of College memorabilia and vintage records, the Hanover poster store International DVD and Poster will close its current South Main Street location on Oct. 31, change ownership and relocate to a storefront on Main Street.


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College denies funding for in-person internships

October 19, 2020 2:00am

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.