Elise Waxenberg


Reparation and Recognition

If you've been a Dartmouth student long enough, you've probably heard several of your peers -- male and female alike -- say something about how they would never send their daughters to Dartmouth.

College ranks in top 100 gay-friendly universities

A college guidebook that came out last week and targets lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students named Dartmouth one of the top 100 gay-friendly universities in the country. The Advocate College Guide for LGBT Students, endorsed by gay and lesbian newsmagazine The Advocate, compiled the list of LGBT-friendly campuses based on a "gay point average" -- a number calculated from surveys of current LGBT students, faculty and staff at 680 universities nominated by students.

One year later, friends remember tragic loss

Just under 20 students gathered at Cutter Shabazz, the African-American house, Monday night to remember Meleia Willis-Starbuck '07, the Dartmouth junior who was shot and killed exactly one year earlier in her hometown of Berkeley, Calif. In addition to hosting the event, held in the same residence hall where Willis-Starbuck lived during her sophomore year, the Afro-American Society also distributed ribbons in Willis-Starbuck's favorite color, purple, for students to wear throughout the day in Willis-Starbuck's memory. Willis-Starbuck was shot in July 2005 by close friend Christopher Hollis, who is currently awaiting a homicide trial set to start in September. Simon Trabelsi '08, who attended high school with Willis-Starbuck, said at the memorial that many of Willis-Starbuck's Dartmouth friends are not following the trial. "The details are real painful, so it's not really something that one might want to follow," he said. Willis-Starbuck left behind a legacy of social change, Trabelsi said. "She inspired everyone to move and do something," he said, citing the social justice award given to her posthumously by the College's Martin Luther King Celebration Committee in January. At the memorial, guests were near silent, sitting among candles, either reflecting or dropping handwritten messages to Willis-Starbuck in a box. "We thought of many people who don't want to speak but may want to write something privately," said memorial organizer Ashley Henry '08. For Zainep Mahmoud '08, who also set up the memorial, Monday evening was about closure.

Guests of Dartmouth's Christian Impact Group, the Birmingham, England-based Agap Student Ministry will soon finish its brief visit to Hanover.

With conversion on mind, U.K. Christians hit campus

Lauren Wool / The Dartmouth Staff Thirteen British evangelical Christians will return to England Friday after spending three weeks at Dartmouth approaching students in dining halls, TV lounges and on sports fields to talk about faith and Jesus. The visitors, comprised mostly of 19- to 22-year-old students from the Birmingham, England-based Christian group Agap, are working with Dartmouth's Christian Impact for the third year in a row and have been living in the Lodge dormitory since June 24. Both the Dartmouth group and the British group are part of the international ministry organization Campus Crusade for Christ, whose mission is to "take the gospel of Jesus Christ to all nations," according to the group's website. "The goal is to assist us in all of our ministry efforts here," Christian Impact Director Chris West said of the collaboration.

SEAD mentees listen to brothers of Phi Delta Alpha fraternity ruminate on college life at a barbecue sponsored by the fraternity on Monday.

SEAD program kicks off sixth year

Nova Robinson / The Dartmouth Senior Staff When Mark Wilson '09 first came to Hanover for a summer enrichment program after his freshman year of high school, he didn't even know what the Ivy League was. Wilson's south Philadelphia high school was in turmoil when he was recruited for Summer Enrichment at Dartmouth, a program that brings 30 students from under-resourced high schools to Hanover for two to three weeks of summer classes, mentoring and a taste of residential college life. At Wilson's 1400-student public school, only 45 percent of his class graduated and about 30 students went on to any kind of college.

New legislation strengthens open container laws and requires permits for events on the Connecticut River such as Tubestock, a summer celebration.

Town takes aim at Tubestock

The Dartmouth The Hanover Board of Selectmen approved changes to two town ordinances Monday night to "double the punch" for students who violate state and town law by holding a Tubestock-like event without a permit. At a public meeting held before most students returned to Hanover for Summer term, the five-member board unanimously tightened open container and outdoor activities ordinances two business days after New Hampshire Governor John Lynch signed a law on June 15 that also takes aim at the sophomore summer river party.

Folt named Dean of Faculty

Courtesy of Vox of Dartmouth Current interim Dean of the Faculty Carol Folt was named to a full five-year term as dean by College President James Wright on Monday.

Living wage drives up DDS costs, prices

Editor's Note: This is the third in a three-part series looking at the future of campus dining options. On a campus of just over 4,000 undergraduates, Dartmouth Dining Services runs more dining halls and offers more meal plans than do operations at much larger schools.

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