Alice Gomstyn


'81 firefighter describes ground zero

New York City firefighters are known for their closeness to one another; they bond through a common love of their work and the five boroughs they are trusted to protect.

State delays Tulloch trial until mid-March

The trial of Robert Tulloch, the older of the two Vermont teenagers charged with the brutal stabbing deaths of Dartmouth professors Half and Susanne Zantop, will be postponed until March 11. Grafton Superior Court Judge Peter Smith approved the prosecution's motion to delay on Monday to allow time for further forensic testing.

College: Zete fails appeal

In what was a final bid to extend its lifeline, Zeta Psi fraternity lost an appeal to overturn the College's permanent derecognition of the organization.

Bush limits fed. stem cell research

After over a month of consultations with colleagues, experts and friends, President George W. Bush reached a decision regarding the federal financing of embryonic stem cell research: he supports it, but on his terms. The President appeared on national television last night to announce his decision to the American public.

Congress gives College millions

Tens of millions of dollars have flown from the coffers of Congress to the hands of Dartmouth researchers since last October, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education. A study released by the publication last week reported that Congress awarded a staggering $1.668 billion in earmarks to American universities and colleges, including Dartmouth, during the 2001 fiscal year, which ends Sept.

Study shows hook ups common

Boy meets girl. Boy and girl engage in some sort of nebulous intimate activity. Boy and girl never speak again. It is a familiar scenario, played out time and time again in the dormitory rooms and fraternity basements of Dartmouth College -- an institution that, despite its reputation for academic excellence, has long been accused of embodying "Animal House"-style debauchery. Yet the practice of "hooking up" -- commonly defined as the act of engaging in any sort of sexual interplay ranging from kissing to actual intercourse with a person whom one is not dating -- is not a phenomenon limited to Dartmouth, according to a study published recently by the Independent Women's Forum. The study reports that of the 1,062 college women surveyed, 91 percent said that hook ups occur either "very often" or "fairly often" at their schools. That statistic yields little in the way of surprise, according to Director of Health Resources Gabrielle Lucke. "College is a time of huge sexual experimentation," she said. Such experimentation, Lucke clarified, does not necessarily involve actual sexual intercourse. "I know a lot of people who consider themselves sexually active who are not having genital intercourse," she said.

House bans human cloning

The House of Representatives dealt a striking blow to proponents of human cloning on Tuesday. By a bipartisan vote of 265 to 162, the House voted to ban practices that involve the genetic replication of human embryos. Some supporters of the legislation hinted that its passage had implications for the government's approach to another controversial issue: federal funding of stem cell research. "It [the bill] clearly sends a message that there is a place we don't want to go, and that is the manufacture of scientific embryos for research," Congressman Dave Wedon, R-FL, the bill's primary sponsor, told The New York Times. President Bush, who has yet to announce his position on the federal financing of stem cell research, supported the human cloning ban and praised the House vote. The current tide against the cloning of embryos does not necessarily spell disaster for government funding of stem cell research.

Condit denies silencing mistress

A high-ranking aide to Rep. Gary Condit, D-Calif., yesterday denied a report that he strongly cautioned a woman against disclosing an alleged affair between herself and the congressman to law enforcement officials. The aide, administrative assistant Michael Dayton, told the woman to "leave [the affair] in the past or it will ruin you," according to USA Today. Dayton called the allegation "absolutely not true." Condit is one of approximately 100 people being questioned by police in the investigation into the disappearance of former Bureau of Prisons intern Chandra Levy.

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