Emily Goodell


College plans sustainability minor

Faculty members from the environmental studies program are working to develop a minor in "sustainability studies" over the course of the next academic year, which would aim to connect campus sustainability initiatives from the Organic Farm to the Sustainable Living Center under a common "umbrella," according to professor and environmental studies department chair Andrew Friedland. "I know a lot of undergraduates are extremely interested and excited to see a sustainability minor and a sustainability program happen at Dartmouth, and that's our intention," he said. A large number of faculty, staff, students and administrators have identified sustainability as an important subject to address academically, according to Friedland. "The word and the actual idea of sustainability' are appearing more and more often in this country and in the world when people have discussions about environmental issues," he said. Friedland said he expects one of the driving forces behind the development of a sustainability minor to be Anne Kapuscinski, who was recently hired as the Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor of Sustainability Science. "One of her goals in her first year is to work on this sustainability science minor," Friedland said. Kapuscinski could not be reached for comment by press time. Although faculty members in the environmental studies program said it would be wonderful to implement the minor by the end of this year, they said they have not yet started the concrete planning stages of the project. "The environmental studies program is in the information-gathering phase," Friedland said.

Liverpool proposes ‘18' rating on films with smoking

The City Council in Liverpool, England has introduced legislation to prevent individuals under 18 from attending, renting or buying films featuring tobacco use based in part on research conducted by physicians at Dartmouth Medical School. The legislation was proposed because of research showing that tobacco use in movies has "a strong effect in encouraging young people to smoke," according to the Executive Case Summary provided by the Liverpool City Council on its web site.


Student organizationsrally for consensual sex

Zach Ingbretsen / The Dartmouth Staff Massachusetts Row beamed with colorful booths and booming music as crowds of students were able to participate in such activities as a condom dart throw, in the 7th annual Consent Day on Friday Afternoon. The aim of the event is to raise awareness about sexual assault, according to Chris Fletcher '11, a Sexual Abuse Peer Advisor who was a member of the Consent Day planning committee. "Sexual harassment still happens on college campuses, so I think it's really important to reaffirm that," Fletcher said.

Prof. creates biotechnical company

A Thayer School of Engineering professor has helped start a biotechnical company Adimab that is working to drastically reduce the time it takes to produce antibodies used in therapeautic drugs.

About 440 participants competed in the Stoaked Off-Road Triathlon at the Storrs Pond/Oak Hill Recreation Area on Saturday and Sunday.

Town hosts off-road triathlon

DOUG GONZALEZ / The Dartmouth Staff Mattie Govan '11 won the standard triathlon and Nils Koons '11 won the XTERRA triathlon for their age divisions at the Stoaked Off-Road Triathlon, held at the Storrs Pond/Oak Hill Recreation Area on Saturday.

Editor Schroth '43 dies at age 88

Acclaimed editor Thomas Schroth '43 Tu'44, founding editor of National Journal and former editor of Congressional Quarterly, died July 23 of congestive heart failure in his home in Sedgwick, Maine at the age of 88, according to The New York Times. Schroth was committed to rigorous impartiality and full disclosure in journalism throughout his career, according to his daughter, Amy Schroth '84. "I think he had several conversations with various owners and backers of [publications] that he worked for, making sure that the business interests didn't interfere [with the publications' impartiality]," she said. Schroth became executive editor of Congressional Quarterly in 1955.

Researchers develop cancer therapy

Two Dartmouth Medical School immunologists have designed a new method of treating ovarian cancer through the injection of nanoparticles.