Christopher Kao



Fire guts professor's home

A fire yesterday morning caused "extensive damage" to Engineering Sciences Professor Stuart Trembly's home on Dunster Street in Hanover. A press release from the Hanover Fire Department stated that the fire started a little before 10 a.m.

Two students get $1,000 grants

Two Dartmouth students will explore water-related environmental issues this fall with support from a $1,000 Andrew W.

Union still lacks contract

Despite recent attempts to hammer out a contract, talks between the College and Local Union 560 remain at a standstill more than six weeks after the employees' contract expired on June 30. "We're at a deadlock," Union President Earl Sweet said.

Alumni director search continues

The College's search for a new director of alumni affairs should be completed in four to six weeks, according to Stanley Colla, vice-president of development and alumni relations. "We're pressing along with that search very vigorously," Colla said. The eight-member search committee chaired by Earth Sciences Professor Richard Birnie began its search in late spring.

D.O.C. receives $100,000 grant

The Outdoor Programs Office recently received a $100,000 grant to improve facilities along the Appalachian Trail, including cabins, shelters and the Moosilauke Ravine Lodge. "This all takes money," Outdoor Programs Director Earl Jette said.

Devens: Dartmouth's own devil

The nickname suits Sarah Devens '96 perfectly. "We nicknamed her 'devil' and that pretty well sums it up," women's ice hockey Coach George Crowe said.

Alumni return to study creation myths

During the next two weeks, alumni and others with close ties to the College will be returning to very familiar surroundings &emdash; the classroom. As part of this year's Alumni College, about 160 people are in Hanover this week to study cosmology and creation myths and another group of about 95 will come up next week to study literary works, such as "The Heart of Darkness," by Joseph Conrad and "The Tempest," by William Shakespeare. The 31-year-old Alumni College program allows alumni and parents and relatives of Dartmouth students to spend a week in Hanover studying a specific topic taught by several professors. The participants in the program come for a variety of reasons. David Wrisley '67, whose daughter Katherine is a '95, said he came to this week's program because he received the flyer and was interested in the topic. Wrisley added that he and his wife enjoy spending time in Hanover. "We love to come back to Hanover," he said.

College to accept Common Application

Starting in the fall of 1995, the College will accept the Common Application, a standard form used by more than 130 universities nation-wide, in an attempt to reach more high-school students and to make the admissions process more "egalitarian." The Common Application includes a personal section, a school report section and a teacher evaluation which an applicant can fill out once, photocopy and send to any of the 137 schools that accept the form. Mostly smaller, less-competitive schools use the form, but schools which accept the application, like Duke University and Amherst, Swarthmore, Wesleyan and Williams Colleges, directly compete with Dartmouth for students. Dartmouth is the second Ivy League school to announce it will accept the standard form.

How decisions are made at the College

Like any bureaucracy, the College's operation and policy making procedure is a fragmented one, involving a vast array of people and committees ranging from Trustees to administrators to professors. Although students rarely come in contact with the numerous administrative and faculty committees that run the College and set policy, the behind-the-scenes work at Dartmouth often affects all students on campus and the future of the College. Decisions made by the administration, the Board of Trustees and the faculty range from tuition hikes to the College's alcohol policy. At the top of the College's hierarchy is the Board of Trustees.