Veteran undergraduates bring unique perspectives to campus

There is one particular group of non-traditional students we often do not remember even though they are a part of our undergraduate community — veterans. Student-veterans add a new dimension to the Dartmouth narrative, and the colors of their stories deserve to shine.


Editors' Note: Homecoming Issue 2019

October 11, 2019 11:52am

Metamorphosis and migration are essential biological processes for many animals. For butterflies, metamorphosis is divided into distinct life cycle stages — egg, larva, pupa and adult. For humans, the process of maturation is messy, blurred and possibly indefinite. However, Dartmouth serves as a rare exception that allows us to point to a finite period of transformation. Migration, the seasonal movement of animals from one region to another, parallels the Homecoming experience. 

The College's annual Clery report shows an increase in reported rapes from 2017 to 2018.


Yearly crime data show increase in reports of sexual assault in 2018

October 10, 2019 10:23am

On Oct. 1, Dartmouth released its annual Security and Fire Safety, or “Clery,” Report for 2018. This year’s report, which encompasses incidences from on-campus property, residential facilities, non-campus properties and public properties, saw an increase in reported rapes, statutory rape and dating violence while reports of liquor law violations, hate crimes and aggravated assaults decreased. 

The percentage of women who received a bid from a sorority following the fall recruitment process was 63.7 percent.


Sorority rush this fall sees 237 bids extended

October 9, 2019 10:14pm

The number of bids extended this fall during sorority recruitment remained fairly consistent with the number of bids extended last year. This fall, 237 total bids were extended to the rushing class, compared to 239 bids from 2018, which in turn represented a significant drop from the 277 bids extended in 2017 and 2016.

Foreign study programs offered by the College consistently feature higher GPAs than on-campus classes.


Study abroad programs see higher grades, per College report

October 2, 2019 10:09pm

For the past decade, the average GPA in classes taken on language study abroad programs, language study abroad plus programs and foreign study programs has been significantly higher than the average GPA in classes taken on campus, according to an internal College report obtained by The Dartmouth. 

"West Bucks" are offered in a variety of colors and denominations.


West House offers snack bar currency at community events

October 2, 2019 10:00pm

The West House executive board recently reintroduced “West Bucks,” a form of currency that West House residents may receive at select house community events that can be exchanged for food at the student-run “Snack Shack.” As a continuation of an initiative that began last spring, West Bucks has seen a number of improvements since its inception.