Ana Bowens


BlitzMail replacement delayed

Although the task force investigating a replacement for BlitzMail had originally planned to implement a pilot version of a new e-mail system this Fall term, the group is now in a "holding pattern," awaiting approval from College President Jim Yong Kim, according to David Gelhar '84, a Dartmouth software engineer and member of the College's Task Force on E-mail and Technology.

Daily Debriefing

Harvard University professor Paul Farmer was tapped to succeed Dartmouth President-elect Jim Yong Kim as chair of the department of global health and social medicine at Harvard Medical School on Wednesday.

Downtown businesses stock up for weekend

Although Green Key Weekend usually brings fewer visitors to the Upper Valley than Winter Carnival and Homecoming weekends, local restaurants and shops will likely see more customers over the weekend because of the influx of returning alumni, according to local business owners. Jack Stinson, the owner of Stinson's Village Store, said he is preparing his store for the weekend by ordering more stock than usual, especially beer and other alcohol.

Blitz to be replaced by end of 2010

Correction appended BlitzMail will be replaced by the end of 2010, the College's Task Force on E-mail and Collaboration Technologies announced at an information session on Tuesday.

Daily Debriefing

Gabrielle Ramaiah '10, a native of Houston, Texas, was one of 21 college juniors to win the a Beinecke Scholarship, according to a Dartmouth press release.

Professor Jennifer Fluri

Geography prof.'s research takes her to Afghanistan

Sarah Irving / The Dartmouth Staff Geography professor Jennifer Fluri always has a heaping assortment of chocolate and nuts and a steaming cup of tea ready in case visitors stop by her office, bringing a bit of her fieldwork in Afghanistan back to Hanover. "It is an Afghan tradition to have sweets and tea ready for company," Fluri said, explaining that she often benefited from such hospitality during the time she spent doing research in Afghanistan. Fluri began studying Afghanistan as a graduate student, and has continued to do so as a professor at Dartmouth. Fluri, who came to the College in 2005 and is also a member of the women and gender studies faculty, said she can connect the subjects she teaches, which include classes like "Women, Gender and Development" and "Gender, Space and Islam," with her research, which addresses gender roles in Afghanistan and the effectiveness of international development organizations. "I began wanting to see how groups and organizations were using education as a form of political resistance -- specifically the Taliban," Fluri said.

Daily Debriefing

Harvard University plans to delay construction of a new science complex in Allston, Mass., in light of its endowment losses, the university announced last week.

One decade after Carnival protests, SLI lives on

With the fervor of Winter Carnival once again descending upon campus, students might forget that this weekend also marks the 10th anniversary of the Student Life Initiative -- a policy whose release dampened the 1999 Winter Carnival festivities with student protests, confusion and disappointment. The Board of Trustees issued a release on Feb.

Daily Debriefing

Student Assembly's Diversity and Community Affairs Committee has introduced an Inter-Community Development Fund, which aims to facilitate greater interaction among student groups, according to a Jan.