Kirsten Gillibrand ’88 entered the 2020 presidential race on Jan. 15. In a segment on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” Gillibrand, 52, stated her support for affordable health care and better public schools.
February 7, 2019 10:34am
In a Jan. 15 filing, Dartmouth denied allegations that its administration ignored years of sexual harassment by former professors Todd Heatherton, William Kelley and Paul Whalen of the psychological and brain sciences department.
January 14, 2019 9:28pm
The mental health crisis on college campuses across the nation has come under scrutiny. In a recent study focusing on the eight Ivy League schools, Dartmouth earned an “F” for its leave of absence policies in a new white paper — a paper that seeks to explain an issue and persuade readers of the authors’ philosophy — from the Ruderman Family Foundation, a private philanthropic foundation that advocates for disability rights.
January 14, 2019 9:31pm
Just before the federal government shut down in the final days of 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency unveiled a proposed rule change that would alter how the federal government determines air pollutant regulation.
January 14, 2019 12:32am
Many students at Dartmouth may have experienced a fear of inadequacy after their admission to the College — a fear that their accomplishments are the result of serendipity rather than actual ability.
January 16, 2019 12:43pm
The seventh annual Geisel Physicians for Human Rights conference focused on something not always talked about in conjunction with human health: planetary health.
January 10, 2019 9:21pm
A supportive, altruistic friend and community member, Kevin Figgins Jr. ’16 brightened every room he entered. “[Figgins] was an exuberantly warm person with [a] seemingly limitless depth of concern for people around him,” First Year Student Enrichment Program director Jay Davis said.
January 10, 2019 9:18pm
Hanover residents might notice fewer deer around town this spring. Following Hanover’s issuing of 100 extra deer hunting permits, at least 30 hunters harvested additional deer this season, according to New Hampshire Fish and Game deer project leader Daniel Bergeron.
January 10, 2019 1:53pm
The $70 million federal class action that the College faces has incited further action by Dartmouth community members.
January 9, 2019 9:58pm
Gound clearing and plans to excavate the west end of campus have already begun as the College prepares for the construction of a new building that will soon house both the computer science department and the Thayer School of Engineering.
January 9, 2019 10:00pm
When Hurricane Maria struck in September 2017, Puerto Rico plunged into a blackout — one that would last for almost an entire year.
January 9, 2019 9:54pm
From Dec. 8 to 15, Hanover held the town’s fifth annual Restaurant Week. During this week, restaurants in the Upper Valley created special fixed-price menus or offered special discounts on food items to bring in more customers during the slow dining season.
January 9, 2019 9:55pm
In two weeks Arielle Baker Gr’19, a PhD candidate in the neuroscience track of the program in experimental and molecular medicine (PEMM), will officially step out of the lab to tackle a completely different challenge: policymaking. After receiving the Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship, Baker will have a 12-week position on the Committee of Women at the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. One of her projects will be a study that assesses ways in which certain scientific disciplines can recruit and retain women at higher rates. As a graduate student at Dartmouth, before Baker knew she wanted to pursue an interest in policymaking, she found ways to make science more accessible to the community.
January 7, 2019 10:22pm
The Campus Climate and Culture Initiative, or C3I, will take effect immediately, with mandatory Title IX training for faculty and staff beginning this week along with plans to present a unified policy on sexual misconduct to the faculty by the end of the term, according to provost Joseph Helble. The initiative, which was announced by College President Phil Hanlon through an email on Jan.
January 7, 2019 10:22pm
According to a recent study, children aren’t pestering their parents for sugary cereal just because of the taste — a team of researchers from the Geisel School of Medicine found that flashy television advertisements aimed at young viewers are contributing to preschoolers’ consumption of high-sugar cereals. “After years of research, I’m not sure parents truly appreciate how powerful marketing is to kids,” biomedical data science and pediatrics professor and lead author of the cereal study Jennifer Emond said. “As parents, we have a choice: we can shield our children from this marketing through controlling what we show our kids, or we can demand better guidelines,” Emond said. The purpose of the research was to confirm assumptions and fill existing gaps in science literature about the impact of advertisements directed at children, according to Emond.