Chris Leech


Dept. chairs discuss opening course reviews

Following Monday’s faculty meeting, students and professors largely expressed support for opening course evaluations to students. The policy, introduced by dean of the faculty Michael Mastanduno, will provide students with the answers to eight quantitative questions and three qualitative questions about courses.

Design-your-own floors see varied success in first term

Seven weeks after the first design-your-own living learning communities took up residence across campus, participants report varying levels of engagement with their floormates, with certain floors providing more programming and a stronger sense of community.

Yik Yak reflects campus culture

When the Class of 2018 arrived on campus in September, they brought with them a penchant for a new social media platform, a location-based forum known as Yik Yak. The app allows users to submit anonymous posts, or “yaks,” that can be seen, replied to and voted up or down by nearby users.

Cashiers keep an eye on students at Collis late night, where entry is now restricted to one side.

DDS seeks to halt theft

Last week, late-night visitors to the Collis Café found the rear entrance to the venue roped off, its glass doors shut — new measures to prevent food theft. Employees catch around 60 students a day attempting to steal food across all Dartmouth Dining Services venues, according to director David Newlove.

DALI lab receives record number of applications this fall

The Neukom Digital Arts Leadership and Innovation Lab — stylized as the DALI lab, its logo complete with the artist’s iconic twirled moustache — has met its capacity of students and projects 18 months after it opened its doors. After a record number of students applied this term, the lab ultimately accepted about 20 percent of applicants.

The Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network has raised $4.3 million in alumni donations for the NEw Venture Incubator.

Innovation center launches with fanfare

A full house of students, alumni, professors and community members packed into the Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network’s Innovation Center and New Venture Incubator Wednesday night for the space’s grand opening. LED lights, which are usually set to Dartmouth green, pulsed different colors as a DJ played high-energy music and guests milled about.


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