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Students find ‘home’ in residence halls

The prospect of living in a dorm is, for many new students, one of the most foundational parts of college life. Somewhere between the buzzing excitement of move-in day and the bittersweet last glance through the door before leaving on break, many develop soft spots for their little rooms. When walking ...

The College judicial system has seen changes over the years.

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A deep dive into Dartmouth’s judicial system

October 30, 2020 2:20am

As an unknown number of students continue to be sent home for violating the College’s COVID-19 policies, the spotlight on Dartmouth’s judicial system has burned particularly bright. Since the College was founded, the policies and procedures of this system have undergone dramatic changes.

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Editors' Note

October 30, 2020 1:55am

Normally this special issue coincides with Homecoming, the first of Dartmouth’s three termly “big weekends.” But as we all already know, nothing about this fall is normal. Absent the usual hammering, sawing and bonfire wood-arranging fervor, this year’s Homecoming has been marked by a different kind of deconstruction. 



Dartmouth Dining eliminates DBA rollover

October 29, 2020 2:05am

As of this fall, no part of students’ leftover DBA will roll over between terms. In previous years, any remaining balance up to $100 could transfer to the following term, provided that the student would be on campus. Dartmouth Dining director Jon Plodzik said that the decision to discontinue DBA rollover was made largely to allow for greater certainty in budgeting. 

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Alumni launch ‘Vote Saver’ program to save spots in polling lines

October 29, 2020 2:00am

Jono Klein ’19 and Bharath Katragadda ’19 have joined forces to start a voting initiative, Vote Saver, aimed at helping elderly voters and essential workers avoid long wait times at the polls. On Election Day, volunteers will save spots in line for senior citizens, veterans and essential workers who may have limited time. 



Only 8 courses to be taught fully in person this winter

October 27, 2020 2:05am

This winter, students will once again have few opportunities for on-campus instruction, with about 1% of course section offerings available fully in person. Only eight undergraduate courses will have at least one section with fully in-person instruction in the winter, down from 10 offered fully in person this fall.



BVAC donor Leon Black ’73 under scrutiny for ties to Jeffrey Epstein

October 23, 2020 2:10am

Leon Black ’73, a former College Trustee and namesake of the Black Family Visual Arts Center, maintained a business relationship with the late financier and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein even after Epstein was first convicted of sex-related crimes in 2008, according to a report by The New York Times.



Vermont imposes travel restrictions on Grafton County

October 23, 2020 2:05am

After a recent increase in COVID-19 cases throughout Grafton County, the state of Vermont has implemented leisure travel restrictions against the area. Those who travel between Vermont and Grafton County, which Vermont has designated a “quarantine county,” for non-essential purposes have been asked to quarantine upon arrival in Vermont.



Tuk Tuk Thai to open second location in West Lebanon

October 23, 2020 2:00am

While many local businesses have struggled or closed during the pandemic, Tuk Tuk Thai Cuisine is now planning to open a second location in West Lebanon. The new location will replace the Dunkin’ off Main Street in West Lebanon and is expected to open this spring.



Students weigh in-person, absentee voting options

October 22, 2020 2:10am

With record numbers of Americans voting by absentee ballot in the upcoming general election, Dartmouth students have had to make choices about how to vote this year. While many are voting absentee due to physical distance from campus and COVID-19 concerns, others have chosen to vote in person on Election Day.

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Group effort locates Mink’s final cub

October 22, 2020 2:05am

After a seven-week search, Mink the bear’s final missing cub Lori has been safely brought to the Kilham Bear Center in Lyme, New Hampshire, where he has reunited with his older brother, Chief, for the first time in almost two months.



Linda Behnken ’84 wins Heinz Award

October 22, 2020 2:00am

Linda Behnken ’84, a commercial fisherman and executive director of the Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association, has received the Heinz Family Foundation’s Heinz Award in the Environment for her work in sustainable fishing and environmental conservation.