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Marcelo Gleiser was recently named the 2019 Recipient of the Templeton Prize. (Courtesy of Marcelo Gleiser)

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Physics professor Marcelo Gleiser wins Templeton Prize

March 28, 2019 11:43pm

Physics and astronomy professor Marcelo Gleiser describes his work as “flirting with the mysterious.” On March 19, Gleiser was named the 2019 winner of the Templeton Prize, an award that recognizes an individual who, in the view of a panel of external judges, has made an “exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension.” The prize carries a monetary award of £1.1 million, which is around $1.4 million.


A team of eight students from the Thayer School of Engineering was named a finalist in NASA's BIG Idea Challenge.

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Students advance in NASA competition

March 27, 2019 11:16pm

A team of eight Dartmouth students was one of five finalists for NASA’s Breakthrough, Innovative and Game-Changing Idea Challenge, a competition that invites both undergraduate and graduate student teams to create aerospace design projects to solve real-world problems.


Rex Woodbury '15 has been named a recipient of the Knight Hennessy Scholarship. (Courtesy of Rex Woodbury) 

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Dartmouth student and alum receive scholarships

March 25, 2019 11:18pm

Following the U.S. State Department’s designation of the College as a top producer of Fulbright scholars, Dartmouth students and alumni have also encountered success with other selective scholarship programs. Aaron Karp GR’19, and Rex Woodbury ’15 have been named recipients of the Luce and Knight-Hennessy scholarships, respectively. 


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A note from the Publisher

March 26, 2019 7:05pm

Founded in 1799, The Dartmouth is America’s oldest college newspaper. Since its beginnings in the 18th century, the newspaper has undergone numerous changes.


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College alumni re-enact famous 1819 court case

March 24, 2019 9:44am

History came to life on Friday during the re-argument of Dartmouth College v. Woodward, the landmark 1819 Supreme Court case that preserved Dartmouth’s status as a private college and strengthened constitutional protections against state interference in contracts. Several hundred alumni and community members filled Alumni Hall for the event, which was part of the ongoing celebration of the 250th anniversary of the College’s founding. 


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College to develop master plan that will inform campus planning

March 3, 2019 11:08pm

Environmental sustainability, historical preservation, protection of green or open spaces, and improved access to the center of campus will take center stage as guiding precepts for the next two decades. On Monday, Dartmouth will embark on a nine-month process to create a master plan that will inform campus planning for the next 20 years. 


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Call to Service encourages community service

February 28, 2019 7:57pm

Dartmouth community members now have the opportunity to publicly record their volunteering hours. Through the Call to Serve, a year-long initiative that asks the Dartmouth community to contribute a collective 250,000 hours of public service, the Alumni Council hopes to prove that universities can be at the heart of change. Participants can choose to volunteer at projects located near them and log their service hours through the Call to Serve website. 


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Student Affairs and Student Assembly commit to racial bias resolutions

February 27, 2019 8:23pm

In response to a Student Assembly resolution and a subsequent meeting with SA leadership regarding racist vandalism found in dorms in Oct. 2018 and more recent racist emails targeting students and faculty, interim dean of the College Kathryn Lively publicly responded with a letter detailing three action items that Student Affairs was committed to taking in the coming weeks and months.


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Tuck team wins international policy and business challenge

February 27, 2019 8:39pm

A team of students from the Tuck School of Business was awarded first prize in the Global Universities Challenge at the World Government Summit in Dubai this month. The competition asked participants to craft a 10-year plan for the sustainable development of the fictional Middle Eastern country of “Urmania,” according to executive director of the Tuck’s Center for Business, Government and Society John McKinley, who served as the faculty adviser for Tuck’s challenge team.