Study abroad programs see higher grades, per College report

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.

Greek organizations can no longer receive funding from the GLC to host student performance groups.


GLC cuts funding to houses for student group performances

September 30, 2019 10:04pm

The Greek Leadership Council will no longer allocate funds for Greek organizations to host student performance groups, according to GLC president James Park ’20. The now-terminated funding policy used to provide $150 to Greek houses to host student performance groups, Park said. 

The College's endowment saw a return rate of 7.5 percent in the last fiscal year.


Dartmouth's endowment growth in line with peer institutions

September 30, 2019 9:59pm

A diverse class of assets and positive private equity returns were key factors in the growth of the College’s endowment to an all-time high of $5.7 billion in the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment returned a net 7.5 percent, marking a small decrease from last fiscal year’s return of 12.2 percent.

The campus group Movement Against Violence recently announced that its programming was being absorbed into the Sexual Violence Prevention Project.


New sexual assault prevention program unveiled for first-years

September 27, 2019 12:39am

The campus group Movement Against Violence announced on Wednesday that its programming is being absorbed into the Sexual Violence Prevention Project, with MAV no longer “existing in name.” Starting this fall, SVPP will take over all sexual violence prevention programming for undergraduate students, including MAV’s facilitated discussions and first-year programming

The former house of Sig Ep fraternity will be occupied by residents of the Thought Project LLC this school year.


Thought Project LLC adjusts to life in former Sig Ep house

September 26, 2019 10:42pm

Unlike most residents in Dartmouth’s living learning communities, upperclassmen residents of the Thought Project Living Learning Community moved into a locale a little different from the McLaughlin cluster this fall: 11 Webster Avenue, the former house of Sigma Phi Epsilon, a fraternity de-recognized by the College in 2018.

The new housing policy restricts students' access to buildings only within their House communities.


Residential access policy elicits sharp rebuke from student body

September 26, 2019 2:26am

The College’s new housing policy that restricts students’ access to residential buildings outside of their own House communities has sparked a debate over how building access affects student safety and well-being, and a petition drafted and circulated by Student Assembly leadership demanding a reversal of the policy has garnered nearly 3,000 signatures. 

Students can receive a push notification on the DUO app to verify their log-ins on Dartmouth accounts.


Duo implementation increases security, adds time to students logins

September 25, 2019 10:58pm

Information, Technology, and Consulting finished the migration of all accounts and services to Duo 2FA, a two-factor authentication program, on July 24. ITC switched to using Duo to create a more secure method for logging into Dartmouth accounts and services, replacing the old method of security questions for authentication. However, some students have voiced concerns about the system’s efficacy since its implementation.

J. McLaughlin opened a store in downtown Hanover earlier this month.


Three new businesses open in Hanover

September 26, 2019 10:28am

This term, three businesses — AroMed Essentials, Han Fusion and J. McLaughlin — opened in downtown Hanover. Additionally, Still North Books & Bar — an independently-owned bookstore set to replace the Dartmouth Bookstore — will open later in the term. 

West's class focuses on the work of James Baldwin, Lorraine Hansberry and W. E. B. DuBois.


Cornel West returns to Dartmouth to teach class on race and modernity

September 25, 2019 11:00pm

This Monday afternoon, Cornel West — Harvard University professor, political activist, public intellectual and social critic — stood outside Filene Auditorium and chatted with a student about 20th-century, African-American identity in the United States. Fifteen minutes later, nearly a hundred students flocked into the auditorium to attend West’s class — titled ENGL 53.43, “Race and Modernity.”


Astronomy professor leads discovery of planet

September 23, 2019 9:24pm

Dartmouth professors come from a variety of fields of study, backgrounds and careers; however, Elisabeth Newton has a unique and consequential claim to fame. In 2018, Newton led a research team which discovered an exoplanet. 

The Trips program saw a number of changes this fall.


Trips program enacted changes to training, programming at Lodge

September 19, 2019 10:19pm

The Class of 2023 this year chowed down on vegetarian lasagna, lugged blocks of Cabot cheese into the wilderness and struggled to sort out which of their trip leaders’ comments were helpful advice or pranks — much like previous classes of new Dartmouth students. However, there were a number of changes to the First-Year Trips program this year that impacted croolings, trip leaders and trippees alike.