Aaron Lisman


Numerous non-'98s still abound on campus

The Class of 1998 may rule the campus this summer, but they are not the only Dartmouth students enjoying Hanover in the sunny season. Every year, several hundred freshmen, juniors and even some seniors decide to stick around Hanover for Summer term. Of the 148 enrolled students who are not sophomores, 88 are juniors, 26 are freshmen and 34 are seniors.

Two alumni lost on Alaska hike: Hane '89, Drake '90 have been missing on mountain for 23 days

Two mountaineers, Joshua Hane '89 Chuck Drake '90, are missing and without a tent or sleeping bag on 14,570-foot Mount Hunter in Alaska's Denali National Park. The pair was attempting an ascent on a route which has never been successfully climbed. By helicopter, plane and foot, rescuers have been searching for the mountaineers since the two failed to return as scheduled to the Kahiltna Base Camp on Thursday morning from what was expected to be a four-day climb, according to an article in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. But the search has been hindered by rain, snow flurries and white-out conditions, which shut down the effort altogether Thursday afternoon.


Exhibition opens today in Jaffe-Friede Gallery

Sticks, sugar, plexiglass, canvas and neon orange paint are just a few of the materials in the paintings of the three Studio Art interns whose works go on exhibit today at the Jaffe-Friede and Strauss Gallery in the Hopkins Center. The opening reception is today at 4:30 p.m. Artists Enrico Riley '95, Marcin Ramocki '95 and Chuck Ross '95 were this year's interns at the Studio Arts department.

Class of 1931 faced floods, the Great Depression and prohibition

The Class of 1931, which is back in Hanover for its 65th reunion, may have been the brightest ever to attend Dartmouth at the time -- but they did not spend four years in the library. Instead, members of the class spent time battling Prohibition, the Great Depression and one of the worst natural disasters in New England's history. When they arrived as freshman in 1927, they were the College's smartest class ever, then-Director of Admission Gordon Bill wrote in a column in The Dartmouth. "For many months [I have] felt that the material from which the Class of 1931 was chosen was much superior scholastically to that of any previous year," Bill wrote. It was difficult to get a spot in the freshman class that year.

New lawn policy creates levels of transgression

The Coed Fraternity Sorority Council voted last week to revise a policy that punishes Greek houses for leaving garbage and party debris on their lawns so that the punishment fits the severity of the transgression. The original clean grounds policy, passed one year ago, was widely considered unreasonable by members of the Greek system because it made little distinction between major and minor violations. The old policy judged violations strictly by the number of items of trash on the grounds, CFSC President Marty Dengler '97 said. "It really tied the hands of the judiciary committee," he said.

Professor talks on 'absolute truth'

Harvard University Philosophy Professor Robert Nozick told about 100 people in the Rockefeller Center he believes in absolute truth that transcends culture, race and gender. In his speech, the 22nd annual Francis Gramlich Memorial Lecture, Nozick defined this truth as the apparatus by which human beings make decisions which lead to their desired goals.


Wild days over for unleashed dogs

Hanover dog owners must beware of stiffer fines for dogs who bark excessively or wander unattended since the town's board of selectmen voted to repeal lax local dog ordinances in favor of stricter state laws. Some College fraternities have already started to respond to the stricter laws by taking measures to ensure their dogs do not stray from their property. At a March 18 meeting the Hanover Board of Selectmen voted down the town's 1973 dog by-laws which fined owners of delinquent dogs $10 for each minor offense, Selectman Jack Nelson said. Minor offenses include excessive barking, or roaming, scratching, defecating and spreading garbage on property other than the owners, according to the Valley News. The town no longer has its own dog ordinance but yields to state statutes which carry fines of $25 for a dog's first minor offense and $50 for the second. More serious offenses such as chasing bicycles or cars can draw fines of $50 for a first offense and $100 for a second.