A look into the history and traditions of First-Year Trips

August 31, 2019 11:35am

In August and September, members of the College’s incoming class arrive on campus for First-Year Trips, a five-day outdoor program run by students before orientation week. Trips, officially run by the Dartmouth Outing Club, involves over 90 percent of the incoming class and includes over 300 student volunteers. It has roots that can be traced to humble beginnings over 90 years ago. In the near-century that has passed, the program has undergone numerous changes to shape it into its current form. 

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Sophomore rush, ‘frat ban’ give freshmen unique Greek experience

August 30, 2019 9:51am

Dartmouth has recently attempted to overcome preconceptions about its social environment, especially after College President Phil Hanlon took office. At Dartmouth, students may not rush a Greek house until their sophomore year, and they may not enter Greek houses during the first six weeks of their freshman year.

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Sexual misconduct lawsuit against Dartmouth: a timeline of events

August 29, 2019 8:58pm

Just weeks after the New York Times first reported allegations of sexual misconduct and abuse by Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein, sparking the worldwide #MeToo movement, the Dartmouth community first learned of allegations against three professors in the psychological and brain sciences department.



Architectural landscape reflects changes over Dartmouth’s history

August 29, 2019 9:37pm

Most students can remember the first time they stepped foot on Dartmouth’s campus. Perhaps they were struck by the red brick and white columns of the dorms, or the impressive outline of Baker tower puncturing the blue sky. Or maybe it was the stately white of Dartmouth Hall, framed on either side by Thornton and Wentworth Halls. Many of these first impressions of Dartmouth involve the College’s architecture, which has come together as the result of decades of College history. 


Efforts to boost faculty diversity are ongoing, inequities remain

August 29, 2019 9:05pm

Academia has historically been a white and male sphere. According to the National Center for Education, in 2016, 53 percent of full time professors were white males, while another 27 percent were white females. Despite an increasingly diverse student body, Dartmouth’s own campus reflects these national trends. 


Q&A with new Dean of the College Kathryn Lively

August 29, 2019 9:47pm

In June, sociology professor and South House professor Kathryn Lively was named Dean of the College. She previously served as interim dean since July 2018, when former Dean of the College Rebecca Biron returned to teaching. As dean, Lively will oversee undergraduate academic life, the Student Affairs division and the six house communities. Her term began on July 1. In the following interview with The Dartmouth, Lively discusses her goals related to the house system, Greek life and more topics important to students.



College, community grapple with sustainability on campus

August 29, 2019 9:41pm

Hanover has committed to becoming 100 percent dependent on renewably generated electricity by 2030, and renewably generated transportation and heating fuel by 2050. One important factor in moving forward with the town’s sustainability goals was the support of the College, which Griffin said is the largest energy and fuel user in the town. Griffin said that former and current faculty, as well as members of Dartmouth’s sustainability office, work with the town to pursue mutual goals.


Dartmouth balances teaching and research as an institution

August 29, 2019 9:49pm

Dartmouth has a reputation as an institution that excels at both research and undergraduate teaching. Incoming students are likely familiar with this notion, having read it in admission pamphlets or heard it during campus information sessions. Like its students, many of the College’s faculty chose to pursue a career at Dartmouth because of this dual excellence. But this double goal — quality teaching as well as quality research — isn’t achieved without challenges. 

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Student Assembly president and VP discuss campus issues

August 29, 2019 9:42pm

The Dartmouth sat down with to Luke Cuomo ’20 and Ariela Kovary ’20, Student Assembly president and vice president, respectively, to discuss why they chose to run, their advice to incoming freshmen and the issues they are interested in addressing once in office, including making Student Assembly work more visible on campus and integrating the house system governments and the Student Assembly senators.


Students, residents discuss Dartmouth's relationship to Hanover

August 29, 2019 9:45pm

Dartmouth has long been known for its small-town charm and picturesque New England campus. As the smallest university in the Ivy League, the College appeals to students who appreciate its quaint setting coupled with the academic rigor common among its peer institutions. But of all the charming towns scattered in the Northeast, why was Dartmouth founded in Hanover, and how does the College’s relationship with the town stand today?


Tenure at Dartmouth: the path of recognition for faculty

August 30, 2019 3:11am

At Dartmouth, classes are taught by faculty members with varying titles, from “instructor” to “assistant professor” to “professor” — and everything in between. Though the specifics of each position are often unknown to students, these different titles generally refer to stages in an important process: faculty tenure. 

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Perspective on house system four years after founding

August 29, 2019 10:03pm

In 2015, Dartmouth introduced a new house system in an effort to provide more continuity in the student residential experience. The system was introduced as a part of the Moving Dartmouth Forward plan, which aimed at eliminating high-risk behavior and increasing inclusivity, with a goal of promoting “intellectual engagement, community, and continuity.” With the entrance of the Class of 2023, all classes will have entered Dartmouth assigned to a house.


Service groups interact with the Upper Valley community

August 30, 2019 10:40am

The “Dartmouth bubble” is a term heard frequently around campus among students who feel shut-in by the College’s close-knit community. For many, Dartmouth can seem like a world unto itself, disconnected from the usual distractions and connections that living in society entail. Despite the effects of the “bubble,” Dartmouth is nonetheless deeply connected with the surrounding region.


Students find opportunities for political involvement on campus

August 29, 2019 9:54pm

New Hampshire is neither red nor blue. While the state’s representation in Congress is entirely Democratic, a Republican, Chris Sununu, has been governor since 2017. Although Dartmouth remains majority liberal, the range of ideologies among campus political groups reflects the swing-state nature of New Hampshire.

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One-on-one with Pete Buttigieg

August 28, 2019 9:55pm

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg held a campaign event at the Hanover Inn on Saturday. After the event, The Dartmouth sat down with the South Bend, IN mayor for an interview on topics important to young voters.