Applications for Class of 2025 spike 33% from last year

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 ...

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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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Exploring the maze: The history, growth and power structure of Dartmouth’s administration

February 12, 2021 2:50am

Since its founding, Dartmouth’s administration has evolved from just a few roles into a sizable bureaucratic web. As Dartmouth grew both in size and in operational complexity, the College added a slew of new positions, and responsibilities — especially of the president and provost — have shifted. However, all senior administrators still work under the overall direction of the Board of Trustees. 


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In search of safe spaces: Revisiting the illicit recording of a 1984 Gay Student Association meeting

February 12, 2021 2:15am

On April 29, 1984, The Dartmouth Review secretly recorded and published details of a Gay Student Association meeting on campus. In the fallout of the event, campus-wide conversations arose on privacy and how to support LGBTQ+ students. Decades later, the legacy of the incident persists, as do concerns regarding privacy in queer spaces on campus. 

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Shontay Delalue named senior vice president and senior diversity officer

February 11, 2021 2:15am

On Feb. 4, the College announced that Shontay Delalue will serve as the College’s senior vice president and senior diversity officer, the administration’s point person on equity and inclusion. Delalue, who currently serves as the vice president for institutional equity and diversity at Brown University, will assume her role on July 1.