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May 23, 2024 | Latest Issue
The Dartmouth
Amanda A. Amann
The Setonian
News

Who's who at Dartmouth

While freshman probably do not know many people at the College yet, there are administrators they should be familiar with. In the administration buildings, there are a number of very public figures who are working at the top levels of management.

The Setonian
Arts

Send in the clowns

In the pre-dawn hours of this morning, the circus came to town. The Big Apple Circus, along with its cast and crew of 150, moved onto Fullington Farm, on Lyme Road about three miles from the Green. The public is invited to attend the tent-raising free of charge, when between the hours of 8 and 10 a.m., circus workers will labor to put together and hoist the hundreds of pieces of equipment that form the five-story bigtop tent. The circus, founded by Paul Binder '63, has been traveling to Hanover for the past twelve years. This year's performance will be based on the "Carnevale in Venice," showcasing the classic clowns that originated in 16th century Italy. "Their core performers are very skilled and have a classic background," said Georgia Croft, publicity manager for the Hopkins Center for the Performing Arts. "They are also bringing guest artists -- world-famous circus performers who travel all over the world," she said. The Hop is presenting the show, which runs from July 19 until July 24. Tickets range in price from $8.50 to $22.50 and will be on sale at the Hop's Box Office until Saturday.

The Setonian
News

Bollinger: Parkhurst's newest kid

Lee Bollinger, who has been provost for a little more than a week now, is very much the new kid on the administrative block. Last week, the humidity had gotten to him so much that he contemplated climbing on a chair in his office to turn on a fan, before a secretary informed him that a light switch would do the trick. And just as Bollinger is still feeling his way around the office, he is also trying to get a sense of what Dartmouth and its provost position is all about. When asked about Bollinger's performance so far,College President James Freedman said, "Oh, I've just been delighted.

The Setonian
Sports

Distance runners are in for the long haul

While many Dartmouth summer dwellers lay motionless beneath the sun in their free time, others must keep circling the Green in their training for marathon competition. Erika Meitner '96 said she decided she would train in preparation for a marathon in the spring of 1995.

The Setonian
News

Bollinger starts job tomorrow

Lee Bollinger arrives tomorrow to start his tenure as provost, making him the number two official in the College's executive office. Bollinger replaces Bruce Pipes, who has been acting provost for the past year after former Provost John Strohbehn stepped down last July to resume teaching. In an interview last July with The Dartmouth, Bollinger said, "Dartmouth is one of the great institutions of higher education in the country.

The Setonian
Arts

Celebration planned

Hanover and other local towns have planned 4th of July activities to delight both the young and the young at heart. Hanover will hold its second annual "Old Fashioned Fourth of July" on the Green. A parade that will begin at the Richmond School on Hovey Lane and wind its way through town will kick off the events. Line-up for the parade will be at 10 a.m.

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News

Collis to get new games

The Collis Center gameroom will be home to a fresh batch of video games on July 1, when a new contract with an amusement games vendor begins. The arcade in the lower level of the Collis replaced the small arcade outside of the Topside convenience store when Collis reopened Winter term after renovations. The gameroom is closed until the week of July 4, when the new machines will be in place. The games which will replace the current ones include Judge Dredd pinball, Lethal Enforcers, Raiden II, Dungeon and Dragons, Mortal Kombat II and either Running Gun or the turbo version of Super Streetfighter II, said Karen Kenealy, assistant operations manager of the Collis Center. Air hockey will also be in the gameroom, and the billiards room will receive a CD jukebox.

The Setonian
News

Yaffe overcomes obstacles

After recovering from a near-fatal accident, Lisa Yaffe '93 can proudly claim the distinguished honor of graduating twice from Dartmouth as an undergraduate. In August of 1991, Yaffe's sophomore summer, she was turning a corner on her bike when she was struck by a truck carrying a house and traveling at 55 miles per hour, she said. "It is ironic to say I was lucky because it is not lucky to get hit by a truck, but there was such a lucky string of circumstances working in my favor," Yaffe said. She was wearing a helmet when she was caught between the bike and the truck's grill, and two trauma physicians happened to be in a car behind the truck and helped sustain Yaffe when she suffered one cardiac arrest at the accident site and another in the ambulance. Yaffe awoke from a coma after five weeks, having incurred brain damage that doctors believed would prevent her from completely regaining her mental and physical faculties, she said. "I think my parents were so strong ... to have to hear such horrible things about their pride and joy," Yaffe said. She spent nearly a year in rehabilitation, regaining her speech and basic motor skills. "My balance is still not as stable as it was, and I have lost the hand-eye coordination required in team sports," said Yaffe, who was a lacrosse recruit.

The Setonian
News

Boyer remembered

Friends and family of Daniel Boyer '94 took time to remember him this week. Boyer, who died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on October 26, 1993, was awarded a posthumous degree.

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