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Students sent home after police bust Halloween parties

November 6, 2020 2:15am

Dartmouth’s campus lacked its regular fraternity parties and student gatherings this Halloween weekend, but some students still found unsanctioned ways to celebrate. Over 70 students participated in large off-campus gatherings — at least one in Hanover and another in Lebanon. Nineteen of the students who attended the Lebanon party received underage drinking citations, and many students from both parties have since been sent home for the year.



A guide to Hanover’s down-ballot races

November 3, 2020 2:20am

The presidential election is not the only race that Hanover voters decide on today. Seats in both the Senate and House of Representatives are at play in our district, and multiple state and local elections will influence key issues in New Hampshire, including environmental regulations and tax policy. Here’s what you need to know about the state and local races on the Hanover ballot. 



Local election officials predict smooth Election Day

November 3, 2020 2:15am

As COVID-19 cases rise across the region, voters in Hanover and neighboring towns can expect a different experience at polling stations this Election Day. Despite the need for pandemic-related precautions, election officials are optimistic that the thousands of absentee ballots already cast will make for a manageable day at the polls. 



Historically a swing state, N.H. leans blue this election

November 3, 2020 2:10am

After Hillary Clinton defeated Donald Trump by a razor-thin 0.3% in New Hampshire during the 2016 presidential election, Democrats are hoping for a wider margin of victory this year. Former Vice President Joe Biden currently leads in state polling averages by roughly 11 points. Still, experts say, anything could happen today in New Hampshire, a state known for its swing state tendencies and a “live free or die” independent streak.

The Rockefeller Center, among other campus organizations, will host a virtual election night watch party.


Campus organizations host election night events

November 3, 2020 2:05am

As Dartmouth awaits results on election night, several organizations have organized events either in person or over Zoom.  The Rockefeller Center for Public Policy, Office of Student Life, Collis Governing Board and Student Assembly are co-hosting a virtual election watch party via Zoom on Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. Several campus organizations — the College Democrats, College Republicans, Dartmouth Libertarians and Dartmouth Political Union — are co-sponsoring the event.

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Q&A: Government professor and presumptive NH State House Representative-elect Russell Muirhead on his plans for office

November 3, 2020 2:00am

As one of the four candidates poised to fill Hanover and Lyme’s four seats in the New Hampshire State House of Representatives, government professor Russell Muirhead is presumed to be sworn in this January. Much of his recent research has focused on political polarization in the U.S., and he recently authored a new book, “A Lot of People Are Saying: The New Conspiracism and the Assault on Democracy.”  The Dartmouth sat down with Muirhead to discuss his policy proposals and his perspective on today’s election.



Title IX office revises COVID-19 policy exception for parties involved in sexual harassment, assault reports

November 2, 2020 2:10am

In a decision that sparked concern among students and sexual violence prevention advocates, a Title IX office policy implemented at the start of fall term stated that individuals involved in reported cases of sexual assault or harassment would still face discipline for COVID-19 policy violations if they were found to have hosted an unauthorized gathering. However, according to the office’s since-revised policy, alleged victims and perpetrators will no longer face action for health violations, except in “egregious” cases. 

Dartmouth Hall, like the rest of the College, sits on unceded Abenaki land.

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On Native land: Reflecting on Dartmouth’s Indigenous history

October 30, 2020 2:50am

The “cheap and cheerful version” of Dartmouth’s founding story, if you ask professor Colin Calloway of the Native American Studies program, goes something like this: Eleazar Wheelock established Moor’s Indian Charity School in 1754 in Lebanon, Connecticut with the ostensible purpose of “Educating Such of the Indian Natives, of any or all the Indian tribes in North America,” as written in the school’s charter. 

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Moose, wolves, pine trees and kegs: A look into mascot adoption efforts

October 30, 2020 2:30am

Dartmouth has never had an official mascot. Since the board of trustees voted to remove the Indian as Dartmouth’s unofficial mascot in the 1970s, the Big Green has become Dartmouth’s de facto moniker, despite several student-led efforts to establish a more concrete representation for Dartmouth — whether that’s the Dartmoose or Keggy the Keg.