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'There should be much more lenience and empathy': Concerns arise over support for students with COVID-19

January 8, 2021 2:10am

With COVID-19 cases on the rise across the country and in the Upper Valley, some students have voiced concerns over the availability of support from the College should they become infected. According to several students who contracted COVID-19 during the fall term, the College’s academic and mental health support systems were inadequate during their illness and recovery.


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College, professors condemn pro-Trump insurrection in Washington

January 7, 2021 2:15am

Members of the Dartmouth community, including College President Phil Hanlon, professors and concerned students, have condemned Wednesday’s violent insurrection in Washington, D.C., in which a mob demanding the overturning of President Donald Trump’s November election loss stormed the Capitol during the certification of electoral votes.


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Delayed move-in raises last-minute travel concerns for students

January 7, 2021 2:10am

Although classes start Thursday, many students who had originally expected to be in Hanover will instead log onto Zoom from home. When the College pushed winter term move-in dates back by nearly two weeks, many students found themselves scrambling to change travel arrangements and find stable learning environments for the meantime.


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‘Ghost town’ living: Students face isolation and dining concerns in interim housing

January 7, 2021 2:05am

Though most Dartmouth students returned home for winter break, 84 students remained on campus for the entirety of the interim and will stay there through the first two weeks of winter term, before the campus officially allows students to move in. Facing restricted dining hall hours and limited opportunities for social interaction, some say they spent the interim grappling with issues around food and isolation.


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2020: A Year in Review

December 31, 2020 3:22pm

Oh, 2020. For a year that took so much from us, it certainly wasn’t lacking in news. From the advent of remote learning to a nationwide reckoning with racial injustice, the College grappled with new challenges and longstanding issues alike. Here’s a look back at the headlines that shaped this historic and unconventional year.


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College faces projected $91 million loss in fiscal 2021

December 24, 2020 2:10am

Despite the partial return of students to campus, the recovery of the financial markets and the prospect of widespread vaccinations, the College is, financially speaking, not out of the snowy New Hampshire woods. Dartmouth will face an estimated $91 million operating loss for fiscal year 2021 as it works to return to normal operations and begins planning for the long-term budgetary impacts of COVID-19.


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Fall COVID-19 regulations keep campus case count low, but raise mental health concerns

December 24, 2020 2:05am

Dartmouth’s mask requirements, weekly testing and restricted gatherings seem to have successfully staved off the virus this fall. Even as students returned to campus for the College’s first term of on-campus operations amid the pandemic, COVID-19 positivity rates remained below a tenth of a percent. However, some students and parents raised concerns that the regulations came at a cost to mental health, as gathering rules meant many students weathered the pandemic largely alone.


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ED applicants reflect on virtual admissions process

December 20, 2020 2:00am

Newly admitted members of Dartmouth’s Class of 2025, who had to get to know, apply to and interview with the College entirely remotely, faced unique challenges in what proved to be an especially competitive early decision admissions cycle. Out of a record-breaking 2,664 applicants, the College admitted 566 students on Thursday.


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Q&A: Fed Challenge winners discuss historic win and COVID-19 economy

December 11, 2020 5:49pm

On Nov. 20, a team of Dartmouth students won the 17th annual national College Fed Challenge for the first time in the College’s 10 years of participation in the competition. The competition, which is organized by the Federal Reserve, takes place in two parts: a 15-minute scripted presentation in which students role-play as members of the Fed’s Federal Open Market Committee and provide a monetary policy recommendation, and a question and answer session about their recommendation in front of a panel of judges, who are members of the Fed.


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Geisel professor Alan Green remembered for dedication to family, passion for research

December 11, 2020 5:19pm

A prolific researcher and dedicated father and husband, Alan Ivan Green was known for his endless enthusiasm, innate curiosity, steady nature and kindness. “He was a wonderful, warm, intense man who was one of the most curious people that I've known — a real scholar and someone who just was ready to make the most of every opportunity that came his way,” said Kathryn Kirkland, a fellow professor at the Geisel School of Medicine and Green’s friend and neighbor.


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Eighty-six students removed from campus fall term

December 9, 2020 9:40pm

The College revoked the on-campus privileges of 86 students who violated COVID-19 policies during fall term, Provost Joseph Helble announced in a livestream on Wednesday afternoon. In a change from the policies announced at the start of fall term, all students asked to leave campus for violating COVID-19 rules can now return after two terms, rather than the original four terms.


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College to offer increased opportunities for in-person engagement this winter

December 9, 2020 9:39pm

Following a fall term that saw dorm access restrictions and the closure of many indoor gathering spaces, students will have additional opportunities for social interaction and outdoor activity this winter, Provost Joseph Helble announced during his weekly livestream on Wednesday. These adjustments will allow students to engage with each other without concerns of violating the “Community Expectations” agreement, according to Helble.