College receives $10 million gift for Hood, West end expansion

Earlier this month, the College announced a $10 million donation from Molly and Gregg Engles ’79 as part of the ongoing Call to Lead capital campaign, which aims to raise $3 billion by 2022. The three-part Engles donation will support the development of the Arts District, the West End District and ...


Concert prep a year-long process for programming board

May 17, 2019 11:07am

Green Key weekend is a hectic time of year for members of the Programming Board. During the Friday of the Gold Coast Mainstage concert, if students are not drowned by the music and the crowd, one might catch a glimpse of PB members dashing down the Tuck Drive or hopping between Streeter Hall and Fahey Hall. Someone is always on-call that Friday, according to Programming Board executive director Carlos Tifa ’19.


LGBTQIA+ community reflects at end of pride month

May 17, 2019 12:48am

The 13th annual celebration of LGBTQIA+ Pride — “Different Strides, One Pride” — strove to unite disparate identities within the queer campus community. Perceived by many members as fragmented, the LGBTQIA+ campus community banded together at events like Queer Prom, Transform and Lavender Graduation. The Pride programming committee also coordinated with the administration to showcase a rainbow flag in front of Collis and project rainbow lights onto Dartmouth Hall. From April 19 to May 3, students of diverse identities witnessed this display of unity — an unfamiliar sight to previous graduating classes at the College. 

Flair has a ubiquitous presence on Dartmouth's campus on big weekends.


The role of flair at the College dates back years

May 17, 2019 12:45am

When Dartmouth students try to articulate why the College is special, flair is frequently cited as a uniquely Dartmouth phenomenon and for good reason. Although the origins of the term “flair” cannot be identified, a 2008 article published in The Dartmouth said that it may have been derived from the 1999 movie “Office Space” with Jennifer Aniston . In the film, Aniston’s character must wear expressive pins for her job as a waitress. 

Dick’s House’s counseling service has nine clinical counseling staff that serve a quarter of Dartmouth students.


College sees increase in mental health services in recent years

May 19, 2019 6:08pm

Currently, the College’s counseling service sees a quarter of the total student body, according to Mark Reed, the director of the health service. He said that use of Dartmouth’s on-call counseling services has increased by 60 percent over the last six years, and mental health-related admissions to Dick’s House have increased by 45 percent over the same period.

Many students who are Good Sammed are treated at Dick's House.


Good Sam policy seeks to balance safety with discipline

May 17, 2019 11:23am

Two students stumble down Main Street one night in the fall of 2018. At the bright lights of the Irving Oil gas station, one collapses, having had too much to drink. Their companion, concerned for their now-unconscious friend’s safety, makes a Good Samaritan call to Safety and Security and carries them to the road in front of Collis.

The College argues that the granting of anonymity to some of the plaintiffs will prejudice its ability to defend itself in the case.


Dartmouth asks court to deny use of pseudonyms in ongoing PBS lawsuit

May 15, 2019 11:20pm

The College filed a motion in federal court on Tuesday challenging the granting of anonymity to three of the nine plaintiffs in an ongoing $70 million class action lawsuit alleging that College officials were, for over 16 years, aware of and failed to act on allegations of sexual harassment and assault against three former psychological and brain sciences professors.

Government professor Brendan Nyhan's research focuses on misinformation.


Brendan Nyhan to return to Dartmouth

May 14, 2019 1:50am

Brendan Nyhan, a well-known political scientist who taught for seven years at Dartmouth before accepting a position at the University of Michigan last year, will be returning to the College full-time on July 1, he confirmed to The Dartmouth in an email statement.