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Cafe reopens

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The Dirt Cowboy Cafe reopened yesterday, a week after owner and manager Thomas Guerra abandoned the coffee house. The cafe was reopened by co-owner David Pambianchi, a New York school teacher who came to Hanover this past weekend after hearing of his partner's reported nervous breakdown and sudden departure. Pambianchi plans to sell the cafe as soon as possible.




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UCLA prof will head biochem dept.

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Dr. William Wickner, a cell biologist and medical doctor at the University of California Los Angeles will become the new biochemistry department chair at Dartmouth Medical School July 1. The biochemistry department has been without a regular chair since retired DHMC President Henry Harbury left that position in June 1989.



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Speaker attacks efforts for gay rights

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In a controversial discussion last night addressing the role of gays in society, Dr. Ernest van den Haag attacked efforts to pass legislation protecting the civil rights of homosexuals. A divided audience gathered in 105 Dartmouth Hall to watch Van den Haag's speech, which was sponsored by the Hopkins Institute and the Dartmouth Speakers Union. Before the speech, students who support homosexual rights hung a huge pink triangle, the symbol of the gay rights movements, from the cupola atop Dartmouth Hall. Inside, the audience of about 75 people was split almost evenly in its reaction to van den Haag's speech.


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Recyclers push to eliminate bottles

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Buildings and Grounds officials have demanded that the College's dining halls stop selling bottled Snapple beverages or help pay for the cost of recycling the glass. Dartmouth Dining Services sells more than 15,000 Snapple bottles each month. "My preference is that we drink out of aluminum cans," said William Hochstin, director of Dartmouth Recycles, the College's recycling program. Aluminum is easier to recycle than glass, he said. "There is a problem with Snapple bottles," Building and Grounds Director Dick Plummer said.



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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.