Charles Chen




A look into the history and traditions of First-Year Trips

In August and September, members of the College’s incoming class arrive on campus for First-Year Trips, a five-day outdoor program run by students before orientation week. Trips, officially run by the Dartmouth Outing Club, involves over 90 percent of the incoming class and includes over 300 student volunteers. It has roots that can be traced to humble beginnings over 90 years ago. In the near-century that has passed, the program has undergone numerous changes to shape it into its current form. 


Anonymity petition to be delivered

A petition criticizing the College’s challenge to the granting of anonymity to three of the nine plaintiffs in the ongoing class-action lawsuit against Dartmouth will be delivered to College president Phil Hanlon today.



Air conditioning to be in dorms this summer

Students in the Class of 2021 may be happy to learn that they can sleep comfortably in their residence halls this upcoming summer term, without resorting to Dartmouth-provided cots in Sarner Underground. This past week, college officials announced that on-campus housing this summer for the Class of 2021 and other students would be located in the East Wheelock cluster, which consists of Andres, McCulloch, Morton and Zimmerman Halls. Should these residence halls be filled, Hitchcock Hall will open as overflow. All of the East Wheelock rooms are fully air conditioned, while Hitchcock only has air conditioning in the common room.


"One" exposes the College to local restaurants, sees unexpected attendance levels

“One” long awaited dining event occurred last night at the Class of 1953 Commons, starting at 4:30 p.m. and running throughout dinner until 8 p.m. The dinner was designed to expose members of the College community to local restaurants and eateries through the addition of dishes from various local restaurant menus to ’53 Commons for the night.


After delay, construction begins on new indoor practice facility

Following a long delay, construction officially began this past Monday on a new building on campus. Contractors began laying down hardpack to allow for the movement of heavy vehicles for the 70,000-square-foot indoor athletic facility to be located near Thompson Arena and Bernstein Field, adjacent to the Boss Tennis Center.


Trustees of the College filed patent infringement lawsuit

On Sept. 18, Irvine, California based-nutraceutical company ChromaDex and the Trustees of Dartmouth College filed a patent infringement complaint in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware against Elysium Health, another nutraceutical company and former customer of ChromaDex.