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Big Green women's hockey player Sarah Parsons '10 is among the 78 nominees for the 2010 NCAA Frozen Four Skills Challenge.


Wright praised for new financial aid initiatives

Dartmouth announced extensive reforms to the College's financial-aid policy last January, including elimination of tuition for families earning less than $75,000 a year, following the lead of the College's peer institutions, which had earlier publicized similar alterations to their own financial-aid programs. Under College President James Wright's leadership, Dartmouth announced that it would substitute all loans with scholarships and promise need-blind admission for international students, effective fall 2008. Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Maria Laskaris '84 said the new initiatives addressed the concern that Dartmouth was becoming out of reach for lower- and middle-income families. "If we truly wanted a diverse student body, we needed to think about our financial aid and make sure we were truly accessible to lower- and middleincome families," she said.


Katie Cullinan '08 was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and the women's rugby team.

Cullinan '08 found dead in Calif.

Courtesy of facebook.com Katie Cullinan '08 died by suicide in Santa Barbara, Calif., where she was studying for the summer, on Friday evening.


Gabriel Pacione, an incoming member of the Class of 2012, was killed in an automobile accident on Sunday night.

Incoming freshman dies in crash

Courtesy of wbztv.com Gabriel Pacione, who was to be a member of Dartmouth's Class of 2012, was killed in an automobile accident in his hometown of Wenham, Mass.



Police Blotter

July 17, 8:09 a.m., Pomfret Road, Pomfret, Vt. Hanover Police arrested the driver involved in a hit-and-run that occurred on South Main Street in Hanover on July 10.



Plans for a new $52 million visual arts center were released this week.

Visual arts center plans uncovered

COURTESY OF THE DARTMOUTH AEGIS Dartmouth's release of architectural plans for a $52 million visual arts center to be located in downtown Hanover earlier this week has prompted criticism from some members of the College's Liaison Committee, which serves as a link between Dartmouth and town residents.


Hollis sentenced to 24 years in prison

Correction appended. Christopher Hollis received the maximum sentence of 24 years in California State prison on Friday for fatally shooting Meleia Willis-Starbuck '07 in 2005.


Residents seeking to buy bagels at Bagel Basement found the restaurant closed throughout the weekend.

Police arrest three in Bagel Basement Friday

Maggie Goldstein / The Dartmouth Staff Local Hanover restaurant Bagel Basement was closed because of health concerns by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services early Friday morning after Hanover Police discovered five intoxicated teenagers asleep on the premises.