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College fails Ruderman Family Foundation white paper mental health assessment

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.


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Kevin Figgins Jr. '16 known for conviviality

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.


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Construction begins on the west end of campus

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.


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Hanover hosts its fifth annual Restaurant Week

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.


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Arielle Baker Gr’19 steps into policymaking

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.


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College debuts Campus Climate and Culture Initiative

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.


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Study finds that advertisements contribute to children's consumption of sugary cereal

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.