Colin Grey


Group works to save courses

A small group of students is working tomake Latino Studies a permanent part of the College's curriculum. Representing this group, Ana Henderson '94 had separate meetings with College President James Freedman and Dean of the College Lee Pelton yesterday. The meetings were the latest result of Henderson and her group's efforts to petition the College to retain the four Latino Studies courses currently offered. Henderson said Freedman commented on the courses' high enrollments. Henderson and other students have met with other administrators including Provost Lee Bollinger, Dean of Faculty James Wright, Associate Dean of Faculty Mary Jean Green and Associate Dean of Faculty George Wolford, she said. Such courses are the only way to get students tuned in to the issues surrounding the Latino population, Henderson said. Spanish language classes are a prerequisite for Spanish department courses on Latino literature, she said. Wolford said the College has yet to make a decision. "We're wrestling with the issue," Wolford said.

Trustees will meet at N.H. weekend retreat

The College's Board of Trustees will holdits annual summer retreat in the Minary Conference Center on Squam Lake near central New Hampshire this weekend to reflect on the coming year. "The retreat is a time for the Trustees to have reflective discussions in a tranquil setting," Trustee Secretary Reynolds said.

Panel previews Beijing conference

Non-governmental organizations will play an influential role at the upcoming United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, three panelists said last night in a discussion before about 90 people in the Rockefeller Center for the Social Sciences. Despite being housed at an auxiliary gathering in the Chinese city of Huairou, 32 miles away from the main conference, such organizations are already having a large impact as lobbyists, Montgomery Fellow Dottie Lamm said. "There's a lot feeding into this," said Lamm, who will go to Beijing as part of the official United States delegation when the conference begins Sept.

Assault groups convene

Students and administrators held a two-hour meeting today to discuss campus sexual abuse issues, ultimately calling for a new committee to address mediation and sexual abuse adviser training in abuse cases. Eight College officials met yesterday with six students, who have worked since the spring to come up with recommendations for dealing with various campus sexual abuse issues. Dean of the College Lee Pelton said the meeting resulted in tentative plans to form a committee this fall to discuss the training of advisors who work on sexual abuse cases.

Cisneros will speak

Henry Cisneros, the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, will come to Dartmouth tomorrow to discuss the effects of Congress' 1996 budget on the President's national urban policy. Cisneros will appear as part of the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies summer symposium on "Contemporary Issues in Urban America" tomorrow at 7 p.m.


'Midsummer' portrays passion, bawdy humor

The Dartmouth Players infused their latest production, "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare, with a full measure of passion and bawdy humor. Friday's performance was both farcical and sensual (though at times it took on the appearance of a music video, with enough writhing on-stage to rival MTV), but most importantly, it was crowd-pleasing. From start to finish, this latest production does a good job not only of preventing Shakespeare's sometimes convoluted plot twists from getting onerous, but of making the bard funny, even in iambic pentameter. The mortal cast carries off most of the jokes with great comic dexterity.

'Snapshots' denied recognition

The Council on Student Organizations recently denied official recognition to the new student magazine "Snapshots of Color" based on the magazine's policy of only allowing membership to students of color. Devoted mainly to issues of color and to publishing works by students of color, the magazine stated that anyone can submit a piece to be published.

Students search for good study space

Three weeks into their first term at the College, freshman will run into one of the most puzzling quandaries of their Dartmouth career: where to study for midterms. The options are endless, but one could easily run into the danger of wandering aimlessly from locale to locale in search of the just the right atmosphere to kick your cerebellum into gear. A good start would be the Tower Room at the top of Baker Library.

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