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Dartmouth announces campaign for 250 new scholarships

Last week, the College announced the launch of the “250 for Dartmouth’s 250” project. This initiative, in honor of the College’s 250th anniversary, calls for alumni to donate a total of 250 endowed scholarships to students in need of financial aid by the end of the year as a way to celebrate ...


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War and Peace fellows explore geopolitics of Qatar

February 13, 2019 10:07pm

This past December was an unforgettable one for 10 students in the College’s War and Peace Fellows program. During a trip to Qatar during winter break, the War and Peace fellows were able to explore geopolitics of the Middle East through high-speed sand duning, peer into the propaganda espoused by Al Jazeera through a first-hand tour of the news channel’s headquarters and further their understanding of U.S.-Qatari relations through conversations with statespeople such as former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. 


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Hogan elected as microbiology fellow

February 13, 2019 10:04pm

Deborah Hogan, professor of microbiology and immunology at the Geisel School of Medicine, was elected as a 2019 Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology — the honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology.


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Dinesh D'Souza '83's lecture at the College sparks protests

March 24, 2019 9:28am

On Monday evening, Dinesh D’Souza ’83 spoke at an event sponsored by the Dartmouth Republicans and the Young America Foundation. Over 200 people attended the event, and dozens of students and community members protested the speech through song, chants and signs. The event, part of Young America Foundation’s 10-campus “Dinesh D’Souza tour: Fake History Debunked,” took place in Filene Auditorium.


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V-February focuses on "visibility" this year

February 11, 2019 9:28pm

Debuted at Dartmouth in 1998, the play “the Vagina Monologues” inspired and started the V-February campaign, stemming from the global V-Day movement that aims to promote gender equity and end gender-based violence. However, over its 21 years, the campaign has evolved to feature more events and reflect different initiatives. This year, V-Feb focuses on “visibility” as its theme to increase the campaign’s inclusiveness, according to co-chair of the V-Feb committee Sara Cho ’20.


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Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health and GraniteOne Health announce merger

February 11, 2019 9:27pm

Two top health care organizations have announced a merger that aims to more effectively meet the health service needs of the state’s residents. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health and GraniteOne Health — which consists of Catholic Medical Center, Huggins Hospital and Monadnock Community Hospital — have just begun the lengthy process of combination. 


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Thayer researchers look into self-charging pacemakers

February 13, 2019 3:01pm

The need for additional surgery to replace the batteries for implantable biomedical devices may soon be eliminated. Researchers at the Thayer School of Engineering and clinicians at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have been attempting to extend the lifetime of the batteries used in such devices, and now they may have found a way for pacemakers and similar devices to be powered by a patient’s heartbeat. 


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Q&A with anthropology professor Jeremy DeSilva

February 11, 2019 9:22pm

For anthropology professor Jeremy DeSilva, the evolutionary lineage of human beings hold a special allure. DeSilva specializes in human evolution and the anatomy of proto-human species, particularly the origin and evolution of bipedalism. DeSilva recently coauthored a special issue of the journal “PaleoAnthropology,” focusing on Australopithecus sediba, a two million-year-old potential human ancestor found in 2008 in South Africa. 


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Regular decision application numbers set record high

February 6, 2019 9:01pm

On March 28, thousands of high school students will find out whether they have been admitted to Dartmouth. The College hit a record number of 23,641 undergraduate applications for the Class of 2023, marking a 7.3 percent increase from the 22,005 applications received for the Class of 2022. 


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Sororities extend 117 winter bids

February 6, 2019 8:59pm

During this year’s winter recruitment cycle, 117 women received bids from sororities, which includes 111 bids during the rush process and six during continuous open bidding. These numbers are up by one from last year’s 116 extended bids, according to the Office of Greek Life. 


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Still North Books & Bar to open in Hanover

February 8, 2019 8:46pm

Last year, Hanover’s downtown retail scene and identity as a college town were imperiled as Hanover lost its only two new books retailers. After 146 years of business, the Dartmouth Bookstore announced its imminent closure in September, prompting responses from students, faculty and community members. At the end of 2018, Wheelock Books closed its doors after 26 years in operation. Now, a Dartmouth alumna plans not only to fill the void, but also to reinvigorate the book-buying experience in Hanover. 


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Dartmouth's SEAD program expands to Upper Valley high schools

February 6, 2019 9:04pm

As a first-generation college student, Caitlin Rosario Kelly, program manager for educational access and equity at the Dartmouth Center for Social Impact, didn’t have access to the resources she needed to navigate the college application process. To help students in the Upper Valley faced with similar challenges, SEAD — a college access program that connects first-generation low-income high school students with Dartmouth undergraduates — recently shifted its focus to students from Upper Valley high schools, specifically Hartford High School, Stevens High School and Rivendell Academy. 


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Gage Young indicted on four new charges

February 4, 2019 8:56pm

On Jan.18, the 22-year-old West Lebanon man charged with the non-fatal shooting of a visiting Providence College student near campus last fall was indicted on four new charges relating to the Nov. 2 incident. The man, Gage Young, has pled not guilty on all charges and is set to return to court for a pretrial hearing on Feb. 27.