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Class of 2020 looks forward to Khan’s commencement speech

June 2, 2020 2:10am

Seniors were surprised to hear that the speaker at this years’ commencement ceremony will be none other than Sal Khan — founder of the free online learning platform Khan Academy. Though the graduation speaker was chosen before the pandemic, many have called Khan a fitting choice, given that COVID-19 has rapidly pushed higher education toward online learning this spring.


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Q&A with Khan Academy founder and commencement speaker Sal Khan

June 2, 2020 2:00am

Sal Khan, who will speak at this year’s remote commencement ceremony, is no stranger to connecting with others from behind a computer screen. As the founder of Khan Academy, he pioneered a widely popular online platform that offers free educational videos and exercises in topics ranging from math to chemistry to SAT prep. During the COVID-19 pandemic, schools around the world have shifted to remote learning, which has caused a spike in traffic on Khan Academy.


Community members maintained social distancing as they gathered on the Green to protest police brutality on Saturday.

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Rally held on Green against police brutality

June 1, 2020 4:46pm

Over 300 Upper Valley residents, Dartmouth faculty and students gathered on the Green Saturday evening, many holding banners that read “Black Lives Matter,” to rally against the recent deaths of George Floyd and other victims of police brutality. Following Floyd’s death in the custody of Minneapolis police last week, a series of protests and riots have erupted across the country.


Keggy the Keg made an appearance on stage at Phi Delta Alpha fraternity's Green Key concert last year.

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Jack-O-Lantern, student business consider rights to “Keggy the Keg”

June 1, 2020 2:05am

Keggy the Keg, the anthropomorphic keg and elusive unofficial Dartmouth mascot, has made occasional appearances at Green Key and on Nalgene bottles since its creation by members of the Dartmouth Jack-O-Lantern in 2003. Following the Jack-O-Lantern’s “Save Keggy” campaign last spring, the keg has gained visibility among current students, prompting questions about who owns the rights to use the character in products and designs. 


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First-Year Trips will not be held in traditional outdoor format

May 28, 2020 10:28pm

First-Year Trips will not happen in its traditional outdoor format, Trips director Kellen Appleton ’20 and associate director Jake Klein ’20 wrote today in letters to Trips applicants and the Class of 2024. Appleton said that they will be able to determine more details about Trips’ adapted format following the College’s decision regarding fall term.


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NH Supreme Court clarifies HB 1264, plaintiffs withdraw lawsuit

May 28, 2020 2:15am

American Civil Liberties Union lawyers representing plaintiffs Caroline Casey ’21 and Maggie Flaherty ’21 in a lawsuit challenging state residency law House Bill 1264 withdrew their case on Friday, two days after the New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled that the bill has no effect on voters.


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Summer residential policy leaves students on campus searching for housing

May 28, 2020 2:05am

While many students worry about how their academic plans will be affected by COVID-19, one group in particular — international students and others who have been allowed to remain in on-campus housing — face unique concerns. After the College announced that students can only live on campus this summer if enrolled in online classes, some international students voiced concern about their options for housing next term.


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Amid Dartmouth’s uncertainty, peer schools offer early plans for fall term

May 25, 2020 2:15am

As Dartmouth students finish their virtual spring terms, many are looking to other colleges for information about how and if they will conduct their fall terms. While the College has yet to offer specific guidance on the fall, College President Phil Hanlon and Provost Joseph Helble announced on May 4 that a final decision regarding fall term will be made by June 29.


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Dick’s House counseling navigates move to teletherapy

May 25, 2020 2:05am

For the first month of spring term, Dick’s House was unable to offer counseling services to students outside of New Hampshire due to licensing restrictions that prevented counselors from practicing out of state. After state and regional health boards loosened restrictions in light of COVID-19, the Counseling Center has explored new ways to connect with students as the College moves into its second term of remote learning.