Andrew Sasser


Source: Courtesy of Caris White and Andrew Sasser

special issue

Editors' Note

Normally this special issue coincides with Homecoming, the first of Dartmouth’s three termly “big weekends.” But as we all already know, nothing about this fall is normal. Absent the usual hammering, sawing and bonfire wood-arranging fervor, this year’s Homecoming has been marked by a different kind of deconstruction. 

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College denies funding for in-person internships

Although many internship opportunities have returned to an in-person format, Dartmouth has continued not to offer funding for any in-person internships that require travel. Some students pursuing unpaid internships say they have faced financial difficulties. 



College opens winter term waitlist

As Dartmouth approaches week six of fall term, the College's COVID-19 task force has begun planning for the winter. Though some students have been given the option to return to campus, many are questioning the value of an "on-campus" experience given remote classes and restrictions on socializing.



Tuck announces layoffs due to budget deficit

As the College continues to rid revenue losses, budget cuts and hits to various programs due to the financial fallout of COVID-19, the Tuck School of Business announced on Sept. 15 that it had laid off 18 staff members. Meanwhile, the Thayer School of Engineering has announced that it is not planning any layoffs, and other divisions at the College have not yet made final decisions about job reductions.

Dartmouth’s reopening plan requires that students be tested upon arrival, and on days three and seven of its mandated two-week quarantine period. 


Students in quarantine after social gathering, Phi Delt suspended

Twenty-three students at the Tuck School of Business have been placed in quarantine after Dartmouth Safety and Security officers were called in to stop a social gathering on Sept. 4. Meanwhile, Phi Delta Alpha fraternity has been temporarily suspended following possible health violations in an incident at its house on Sept. 5.



Students assigned between one and three on-campus terms

Though many students expected to receive two terms of on-campus enrollment for the upcoming academic year, only around 60 percent of undergraduate students received two terms, according to an email sent to campus by Dean of the College Kathryn Lively on Aug. 3.