Brad Russo


The Heart of Dartmouth

Commencement and Reunion is another of those great Dartmouth weekends. People don't talk as much about this weekend as Homecoming or Winter Carnival, perhaps because it's so bittersweet, but C&R defines what is truly amazing about Dartmouth.

The D -- Dartmouth's very own school of journalism

Right now you are reading an issue of Dartmouth's only daily newspaper -- The Dartmouth. "The D," as it is known around campus, is an entirely student-run enterprise, and it is the only daily source of campus news, sports, arts and opinions. Five days a week, members of The D's staff work from 7 a.m.

CFSC looks for College assurances

The Coed Fraternity Sorority Council is looking for guarantees that the Greek system will be allowed to continue to exist and remain residential if houses meet the proposed guidelines in the steering committee report.

Planned luau party causes controversy

After a weekend of behind-the-scenes activity by Greek leaders and campus advocates, it now appears most of the controversy has been settled surrounding Alpha Chi Alpha fraternity's and Delta Delta Delta sorority's planned luau theme party. The Coed Fraternity Sorority Council released an official statement early yesterday morning after house presidents discussed and diffused the issues surrounding the controversy amongst themselves and Aaron Akamu '01, an unofficial spokesman for upset native Hawaiian students. The CFSC hailed the handling of the matter as the way interactions between Greek and non-Greek interests should occur, although relatively few students seemed interested in the controversy over the weekend and many who did told The Dartmouth they did not consider the theme to be offensive. The CFSC wrote in its official statement that it "deeply regrets this unfortunate incident.

DDS plans free refills starting Fall term

After a trial run last month in the Courtyard Caf, Dartmouth Dining Services is now prepared to offer free soda refills in all but one of its dining halls starting this Fall term. While final details of the plan still need to be worked out, Director of Dining Services Tucker Rossiter said yesterday every undergraduate dining hall except Lone Pine Tavern will most likely be offering unlimited free refills next term. Unlike the one-week trial run in which diners used receipts or tokens to redeem one refill, Rossiter said it now appears the permanent refill offer will likely be for patrons who have a reusable mug such as the "Dartmouth Recycles" mug. "That way we support two things," Rossiter said.

Two candidates run for 2001 presidency

Voting for 2001 Class Council elections begins tomorrow, but so far the contest has failed to generate much campus excitement and the contenders' campaigns have barely been visible. This is the first year the sophomore class council elections are taking place in the summer -- part of a move intended to increase voter participation since the entire class is on campus this term.

New Dean of College will be busy with Initiative

After former College President James Freedman announced his resignation in the fall of 1997, many other administrators followed, most to assume bigger roles at other colleges. One of the most prominent departures was that of former Dean of the College Lee Pelton. Pelton had served as dean for eight years and was well known around campus, whether it be for popular steps like his "Experience Dartmouth" program in the East Wheelock residence halls, or for significantly less popular moves like his controversial alcohol reforms immediately prior to his departure. To replace Pelton, who is now president of Willamette College in Oregon, the College selected what at first appeared to be an unexpected candidate for such a high-level administrative post. James Larimore, a 38-year old who was still completing his doctorate dissertation at Stanford University, was chosen and took over the position July 1. Larimore was assistant to the provost at Stanford before coming to Dartmouth.

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