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An Apple for the teacher

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Thirty-five high school teachers from around the country came to the College to submerge themselves in a world of computers for an intensive five-week camp sponsored by the College's Computer Learning and Information Program. Dartmouth is nationally renowned for its commitment to teaching computer literacy and familiarity to its students.


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Goldsmith replaces Beaudoin

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Peter Goldsmith, a Princeton University anthropology professor and administrator who has dealt extensively with issues of multiculturalism, will take charge of the Dean of Freshmen Office, succeeding Diana Beaudoin who resigned after five years to pursue other professional opportunities. Goldsmith is presently Director of Studies at Mathey College, one of five residential houses for freshmen and sophomores at Princeton.


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Tillman in charge of freshmen, for now

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Assistant Dean of Freshmen Tony Tillman has worked overtime to introduce students in the Class of 1997 to their first year at Dartmouth and to get the College ready for their arrival. The '97s will meet a new Dean of Freshmen when they arrive on campus, but they are already familiar with Tillman, who has served as acting dean since Diana Beaudoin left in June. "I think I know them intimately already," Tillman said. Tillman helped prepare for the incoming class last summer, his first summer at Dartmouth.


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Women spy voyeur

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Hanover Police are investigating reports from three women that a male Dartmouth student has been peeping into their windows during the early morning hours over the past several days. Safety and Security officers stopped and questioned the male suspect early Wednesday but released him because "there was no direct evidence that he was a peeping Tom, so to speak," said Seargent Mark Lancaster of Safety and Security. Safety and Security and the Hanover Police will not release the suspect's name because he is "not guilty of anything yet," Lancaster said.


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Greeks clash, compromise on rape awareness funding

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Raising questions about the organization of Greeks Against Rape and the feasibility of fulfilling its request for monetary contributions from individual houses, the Interfraternity Council refused the group's solicition and instead donated a sum almost five times less than the amount the group originally wanted. In need of money to pay for programming and outstanding debts, Greeks Against Rape, an organization begun to educate Greek pledges about rape and sexual assault, asked each Greek house to donate $50 to the group, Greeks Against Rape President Michelle Wendy '95 said. Alhough the Panhellenic Council, the governing body of all sororities on campus, originally approved the plan, the IFC, comprised of the 14 fraternities decided only to donate $125 total, a figure which Panhell ultimately matched. The IFC refused the request based on several questions about the solicitation, including how the money would be used and why the fundraising was being held in the summer as opposed to the fall, when smaller houses would have more members on to support the cost, according to Wendy. "[Greeks Against Rape] came to us and asked us for money with no real proposal," IFC Social Chair Chris Donley '95 said.


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Many students ignore fire safety warnings

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Despite warnings and inspections, many students ignore the College's fire safety regulations and use prohibited electrical equipment in their rooms. The Office of Residential Life inspects Greek houses once a term to make sure fire safety equipment is operational and that the house is in compliance with College regulations. Although the College prohibits cooking appliances, extension cords and multiple-plug units without surge protectors and requires that hallways be clear of debris, a spot-check by The Dartmouth yesterday of seven Greek houses revealed open violations in five of the buildings. Fire safety violations were also found in seven out of 20 dormitory rooms checked yesterday in the Gold Coast and Massachusetts dormitory clusters.


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Medieval Club jousts into past

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Last weekend a group of eight students managed to break free from reality's tight grasp, leaving Hanover and the perils of modern life at Dartmouth behind them. They escaped back into medieval times, re-enacting an old society marked by wild, chaotic wars in which a king assumed all powers over his domain. These students are members of the Medieval Enthusiasts at Dartmouth, one of the newest clubs at the College, whose purpose is to create a focus and framework for the study and enjoyment of medieval history and culture. The medieval re-enactment held last weekend at a Dartmouth Outing Club cabin was the group's first official event.


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Fire chars Delta Gamma

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Fire destroyed the room of two '95s in Delta Gamma sorority Wednesday afternoon, causing thousands of dollars in damage to their personal belongings. An apparent electrical malfunction caused the fire in the room housing Kim Barry '95 and Moriah Shilton '95. The fire was contained after it set off the sprinkler system, which soaked the room with about an inch of water. The fire was electrical in nature, according to Hanover Fire Department Executive Captain Mike Whitcomb.


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Clouds hide meteor storm

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About 20 hopeful students who gathered on the Green after dusk Wednesday night were disappointed by clouds hiding the meteor shower they hoped to see. By 10:30 p.m.


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Medical students embark on national public service fellowships

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Dartmouth Medical School student Radall Zuckerman thinks he knows one way to help solve the nation's shortage of primary care physicians. Thanks to a grant from a national foundation, he is getting the chance to prove that he is right. He and another student set out this summer to develop national public service programs they designed themselves. Third year medical students Zuckerman and Daniel Filene were each awarded a $50,000 Public Service Fellowship this spring by the Echoing Green Foundation. They will take two years off from medical school.


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McCall '58 serves as NY comptroller

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NEW YORK CITY, July 29 - H. Carl McCall '58 has traveled a long journey from the poor neighborhoods of Boston where he grew up during the depression to his spacious new office in downtown Manhattan under the shadow of the World Trade Center. Earlier this year, McCall was unanimously elected New York Comptroller by the state's legislature.


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Rape rumors false

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Screams that sparked a campus-wide BlitzMail rumor that a rape occurred on Rip Road actually came from a verbal argument between a man and two women that occurred following a party involving underage drinking, Hanover Police Chief Kurt Schimke said. "There is no rapist and no safety concern," he said.


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AD celebrates 150th

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Alpha Delta, the College's second oldest fraternity, will celebrate its 150th anniversary this Friday night. The celebration will include a catered dinner and cocktails for brothers and their dates, as well as a semi-formal with a swing band, AD President Chase Arnold '95 said. AD was founded in 1803 as a literary society, according to Arnold.




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Alumni gifts set new high

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When Fiscal Year 1993 concluded at the end of June, the Alumni Fund stood at record levels and The Will to Excel capital campaign held total giving at its second highest level in College history. The Alumni Fund, which includes only unrestricted donations for current use, raised $12.9 million, slightly more than the $12.8 million finish in FY '92. The capital campaign boosted both total alumni giving and total giving to their second highest levels ever. Total alumni giving, encompassing gifts targeted for specific use, such as endowments, stood at $38 million last year, just short of the record $39.5 million in FY '92. Total giving, which includes gifts from other sources like corporations and non-profit organizations, was $63.5 million, close to last year's record $69 million. At the end of the fiscal year the capital campaign reached $274.6 million, 64.6 percent of the $425 million goal.


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Carnival arrives for summer

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Before memories of Tubestock begin to fade, this weekend's Summer Carnival promises to deliver some fun and entertainment to break up the monotony of the long, humid summer days. Aside from the activities and parties that always seem to center around the fraternities on any big weekend, the Programming Board has organized a series of events that begin today.



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Horses help disabled

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Two new programs supported by Dartmouth will use horses to provide natural therapy for those suffering from mental, emotional and physical disabilities. Challenge Camp, which is run at Dartmouth's Morton Farm, and High Horses, which is supported by College volunteers, expand the horizons of handicaped children and adults by taking advantage of horseback riding as a means of therapy. Therapeutic riding is an established treatment method recognized worldwide by medical, educational and social service professionals, said Carla Manley, a registered nurse and a member of High Horse's Board of Directors. Manley added that the benefits of horseback riding as therapy have been demonstrated over the past 50 years in over 20 countries. Physically handicapped riders can learn by imitating the motions of the horse, Snyder said.


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Campion shop will return to Hanover

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Just two years after Campion's closed its doors, Campion's Women's Shop, an apparel store catering to a mature clientele, will return to Main Street, this time in the same building as the New Dartmouth Bank. Dorothy Campion-Corcoran and her husband Marty Corcoran announced plans to move their shop into the first floor of the building on the corner of Main Street and Lebanon Street.