David Rothenberg


Tennis, golf teams receive national academic awards

Four Dartmouth sports programs received national academic honors in the past two weeks. Both the men's and women's golf teams placed among the top 25 in Golf Digest's "College Golf Guide" academic rankings, while both the men's and women's tennis teams had several players honored as Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-Academic Team members. Golf Digest compiled a list of golf teams that exemplified academic prowess, along with providing preseason power rankings for the top programs in the country.

Mahmoud's Game of Chess

Right now, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is smiling. Death and destruction make him happy -- especially when it advances his maniacal schemes and especially when those doing the dying have coffins draped by the Star of David.

The Path of Conspicuous Donation

Last week, Warren Buffett, the world's second richest man, donated over 75 percent of his fortune to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the world's largest endowed philanthropic organization even prior to the gift.

A Metaphorical Bubble

On May 8, 9.9 million people watched David Blaine, on live television, hold his breath underwater for slightly over seven minutes. I am not sure which is more astounding -- that he held his breath for that long or that 9.9 million people watched.

The Case for AEPi

Last Thursday, for the second time, the Interfraternity Council rejected sponsorship of Alpha Epsilon Pi, a national Jewish fraternity.

Why I Hate CNN

I hate CNN. And it has nothing to do with politics. Ever since The New York Times Online created "Times Select," forcing me to search LexisNexis in order to read David Brooks and Thomas L.

Boycott the Rankings

This week, the fate of the next class of American university attendees will be mailed to them. High school seniors nationwide will open letters of acceptance and rejection, catalysts of elation or dejection.

Our Energy, Our Future

It is a regrettable fact: our government has failed to act in finding a viable solution to the impending energy crisis.

An Uncertain Confirmation

Although the direct questioning of Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito came to a close on Thursday afternoon, I remain pervaded with a sense of uncertainty -- uncertain as to what Alito truly intends to do if given the keys to one of nine of the most powerful offices in the country, uncertain as to what the senators questioning him could have done to have elicited more insightful answers, and uncertain regarding the outcome of the upcoming confirmation vote.