Christy O'Keefe


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04.22.11.news.africandiaspora1.

Novelist discusses use of identity

Nik Medrano / The Dartmouth Staff Nelly Rosario struggled with her Dominican-American identity while writing her 2002 award-winning novel, "Song of the Water Saints," but by conducting research and drawing inspiration from other books, she was able to craft a story in which she "found humanity" and illustrated the history of the Dominican Republic, she said in a lecture in Kemeny Hall on Thursday. Rosario's novel takes place in her native country, the Dominican Republic, a place she said is defined by its reliance on trade and commerce.


Professor discusses political activism

In an effort to gain the right to sit on juries, women "in coats and high heels" disrupted legislatures across the country between 1920 when the federal government granted women the right to vote and the early 1970s, Holly McCammon, sociology professor at Vanderbilt University, said in a lecture about political activism in Silsby Hall on Monday. "Most people think that once women won the right to vote, they won the right to sit on juries too," McCammon said.


02.22.11.news.juries

Professor discusses political activism

Samantha Oh / The Dartmouth In an effort to gain the right to sit on juries, women "in coats and high heels" disrupted legislatures across the country between 1920 when the federal government granted women the right to vote and the early 1970s, Holly McCammon, sociology professor at Vanderbilt University, said in a lecture about political activism in Silsby Hall on Monday. "Most people think that once women won the right to vote, they won the right to sit on juries too," McCammon said.


2011 Trips directorate announced

The 2011 Dartmouth Outing Club First-Year Trips directorate will focus on building ongoing relationships with members of the Class of 2015 by maintaining the "welcoming spirit" of Trips once trippees return to campus, according to Trips director Emily Unger '11.


01.21.11.news.ThompsonArena

Hockey rink to undergo repairs

Jared Bookman / The Dartmouth Staff The College will begin a series of renovations on Thompson Arena when hockey season concludes in April, according to Richard Whitmore, associate athletic director for operations and facilities.


Kamkwamba adapts to College life

Although William Kamkwamba '14 has had many experiences that his fellow class members will not share including growing up in an African village without electricity and coauthoring a bestselling book Kamkwambe spent his first term at the College engaging in activities common to any Dartmouth student, including studying at Novack late into the night, walking into a fraternity basement for the first time and getting hit by a snowball during Saturday's snowball fight. Kamkwamba, a student from Masitala, Malawi, became famous for constructing a windmill that provided his native Malawian village with much-needed electricity.


Weeks receives $800,000 settlement

Dartmouth Medical School psychiatry professor William Weeks who was acquitted of conflict-of-interest charges brought against him by the federal government in April was awarded $800,000 in a settlement with the federal government this week as compensation for "violations of human rights and privacy," he said. As a result of the April charges, Weeks filed the lawsuit against the government for unlawful suspension from his position at the Department of Veterans Affairs and improper investigation into the charges brought against him. The federal government had accused Weeks of initiating five fixed-priced contracts in 2003 on behalf of the VA and performing the work as the College's principal investigator.


10.01.10.news.pelton

Former College dean to head Emerson College

Courtesy of Oregonlive.com Courtesy of Oregonlive.com Former Dean of the College Lee Pelton will become the first African-American president of Emerson College, the Boston school announced Sept.


Dartmouth researchers find race, mortality link

Black patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer commonly known as colon cancer face a greater risk of mortality than white patients affected by the same disease, according to a study published in August by a team of researchers led by Samir Soneji, an assistant professor at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.


06.13.10.StephenLewis

Lewis to speak at Commencement

Courtesy of Dartmouth.edu Courtesy of Dartmouth.edu In his commencement address to the Class of 2010, Stephen Henry Lewis who served as the former Canadian ambassador to the United Nations and former UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS to Africa will draw on personal anecdotes and professional experiences to persuade students to apply their Dartmouth educations to the pursuit of social justice, Lewis said in an interview with The Dartmouth. "I was thrilled to have been selected," Lewis said.


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