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Phi Delt may lose money over alcohol incidents

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Phi Delta Alpha fraternity may lose close to $4,000 because some underage students were caught drinking at an outdoor concert sponsored by the fraternity on May 13. The Programming Board of the Student Activities Office has said it will revoke $2,900 the Co-ed Fraternity Sorority Council contributed and may take back another $1,000 because of alcohol consumption at The Meters concert outside of Phi Delt that Thursday. The money would have helped cover the $9,000 cost of bringing the band to the campus.


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Kiewit recommends computers for shmen

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A letter to incoming students this summer will urge them buy a more expensive and powerful computer system than the one recommended to the Class of 1996 last year. According to a draft of the letter prepared by the Committee on Computing, the recommended computer system is a Macintosh LCIII with a 12 inch black and white monitor, which currently costs $1,330. The package will cost approximately $200 more than the Classic II package which the committee recommend a year ago but the exact price cannot be determined until Apple replies to the computer store. Chemistry Professor Joseph Belbruno, who chairs the committee, said the committee based its recommendation on whether the computer will benefit the students just as well senior year as it does freshman year. "We didn't feel the Classic II would serve someone well for the next four years," he said.


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Clinton will address N.H. Tech School

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President Bill Clinton will speak at the New Hampshire Technical School's commencement ceremonies Saturday. The school, located approximately an hour and a half from Dartmouth in Stratham, has a student body of 532 and is one of seven state technical colleges. The office of Representative Dick Swett, D-N.H., said that Clinton was choosing between Dartmouth, the University of New Hampshire and the small technical college. Senior Class President Doug Chia '93, the only student on the Honorary Degrees Committee which is responsible for finding a Commencement speaker, said he had not heard of any such plans by Clinton. "The decision for the speaker was made long before the election ever happened," Chia said.




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Senior class promises $93,253 gift

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The Class of 1993 has pledged to donate $93,253.65 to the College over the next four years as part of the Senior Class Gift Program, the largest amount ever promised by a graduating class. For the first time, seniors were asked to give a certain amount to the College over a four-year period.


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Assembly demands education report

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The Student Assembly passed a resolution Tuesday night calling for the release of an internal report recommending the closing the College's education department. The report, which has been given to Dean of the Faculty James Wright and the education department, cites internal strife and mismanagement as two reasons for closing the department, according to administrators and professors who have seen the report. But the Dean of Faculty's office has ignored requests to release the report and the education department and the review committee that wrote the report will not reveal specific details about it. "Students must be included in any discussion of the future academic status of this College," states the Assembly resolution, which calls for the "immediate release and dissemination of the report." The resolution, which was sponsored by the Assembly's Executive Committee, passed unanimously at Tuesday's meeting.


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Creating tradition; Three options for new Class Day ceremony

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A group of students will pick one of three options to replace the tradition of smashing clay pipes on Class Day that was formally ended by the College last month. Senior Class President Doug Chia '93, a member of the committee, said the group has come up with three popular choices. "One involves laying a wreath of pine branches around the lone pine stump.


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College prepares for service plan

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President Clinton outlined his revised plans to help students pay for their college education two weeks ago, but how the proposed bills will affect Dartmouth students still remains unclear. Clinton announced two new acts -- one dealing with national service, the other dealing with student loans. The Student Loan Reform Act would initiate a pilot program of direct lending to students.





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Brewster's to close

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Only one year after their opening, two major Main Street retail stores will close. The two stores, Brewster's, a retail clothing store, and Eleazar's Museum Shop, a high-priced novelty shop, are in Hanover's best retail shopping space on South Main Street attached to the Hanover Inn. Eugene Kohn, who is a part owner and spokesman for the shops, said they are closing because of the region's difficult economic climate. Kohn and other officers of the Lang Retail Corporation, which owns both stores, spent the last two months unsuccessfully searching for more partners and additional capital. "The general economic condition in New Hampshire is just not healthy enough to attract the risk capital necessary to allow us to fund the slow start of these new retail stores," Kohn said. The stores are currently closed for inventory.


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Kid, cops and jocks; Athletes and police officers entertain local youths

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While the band at Alpha Delta fraternity filled the air with music last Saturday, gusts of wind carried the smell of beer across the street where a much younger group of children were having a different kind of fun in and around Alumni Gym and Leverone Field House. Dartmouth athletes and local police officers volunteered to teach their skills to more than 500 local children at the first annual Dartmouth Sports Fun Day. The day was the culminating event of the 1993 Kids and Cops of the Upper Valley Program, run by five local police stations and the College's Athletic Department. The third through eighth graders spent three hours moving through 20 stations featuring 10 different sports, a talk on the value of wearing seat belts and a display of police cruisers in the Leverone parking lot. Many of the local youngsters said exploring the police cruisers was their favorite part of the day.


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Jewish identity analyzed

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Visiting professor and German-Israeli scholar Michael Wolffsohn gave his historical interpretation of the Holocaust and German and Jewish identities last night to a standing room only audience in 3 Rockefeller. His speech, entitled "The Holocaust, Germany and Jewish Identity" was the College's third annual Walter Picard Lecture. Wolffsohn, born in Tel Aviv, grew up in Germany with dual Israeli and German citizenship.


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Housing notification delayed

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Office of Residential Life administrators said yesterday that Fall term cluster assignments will be mailed to students May 31, more than two weeks later than the office originally planned. The late mailing means students will have only eight days during reading period and final examinations to pick a room and roommates. Final hall and room assignments will not be mailed until Summer term, said Lynn Rosenblum, who masterminds the housing process. A brochure mailed to students when they filled out the first part of the housing application stated, "By May 15, we will notify all on-time applicants." But Rosenblum said ORL was only "shooting for the May 15 deadline.


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College plans cuts to employee benefits

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The College's top two financial officers yesterday presented academic department heads with a plan to avoid a projected budget deficit by cutting the benefits packages given to all College employees.


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Committee: Switch athletics to Division III

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Academic department chairs yesterday discussed a report that recommends moving Dartmouth athletic teams from National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I to Division III classification. The report, issued a year ago by the Committee on Admissions and Financial Aid was presented at a meeting of the Committee of Chairs by Anthropology Professor Hoyt Alverson, who chairs the admissions and financial aid committee; Bob Ceplikas, an assistant to the Athletic Director and Dean of Admissions Karl Furstenburg . The report examined the implications of Division I recruiting on the College's budget and on the admissions process. Furstenberg said the report recommended switching to Division III or reforming athletic recruitment regulations within the Ivy League.


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Thornburg calls for reforms within U.N.

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Former U.S. Attorney General Richard Thornburgh spoke on the need for personnel and financial reform within the United Nations last night before a large audience in Hinman Forum. Thornburgh, who also served as U.N.