Gavin Huang



Burns' documentary exposes past injustice

As the lights dimmed on a packed Spaulding Auditorium for the Saturday night showing of "The Central Park Five" (2012), a relaxed Ken Burns in a gray sweater and khaki pants walked onstage and told the audience something rather unexpected. "I hope this is not a film that you will enjoy," the Emmy Award-winning director said.


Internet Meme of the Week: "Breading" Cats

Cats have recently been found to improve everything from Facebook pictures to famous artwork, as their placement inFacebook pictures have been used to hide booze and their placement in artwork have made the Mona Lisa and Birth of Venus all the more interesting.

Computer science dep't. alters major

Meghan Cooney / The Dartmouth Staff The computer science department will implement a more flexible structure for its major, modified major and minor requirements and replace its current prerequisites with redesigned introductory courses beginning next fall, according to department chair Thomas Cormen.

Jung discusses imperialism in Asia

Drawing examples from the United States' use of Asian labor, the Philippine-American War and immigration restrictions, Asian-American historian Moon-Ho Jung, a history professor at the University of Washington, linked American imperialism in Asia to the United States' "war on anarchy" during a lecture in Filene Auditorium on Wednesday. Jung noted the role of racism in shaping economic trade, revolutionary wars and immigration security in the United States. "Race and empire, in a sense, killed the president," Jung said, referring to the assassination of former President William McKinley by anarchist Leon Czolgosz.


Programmers meet for ‘hackathon'

Gavin Huang / The Dartmouth Staff Correction appended### Over the course of a 12-hour "hackathon," members of the Hacker Club discussed the creation of their latest, most complicated program Course Picker, an application designed to make course selection easier for students.

Earth Week promotes sustainability

As students walked to class on Monday morning, a College-owned truck dumped trash bags from one-eighth of campus residence halls in front of Robinson Hall to signal the start of Earth Week, a six-day event coordinated by the Office of Sustainability.

Earthquake relocates study abroad programs

Unable to attend their foreign study programs after the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan, six students from Brown University and one student from Boston University traded in downtown Tokyo for Main Street, Hanover, and immersion classes for morning drill sessions this term. The six students from Brown James Almony, John Boeglin, Yea Eun Kwak, Ashley O'Neale, Jennifer Tanaka and Nicholas Varone and Boston University junior John Wolff have spent the last two weeks adjusting to Dartmouth after the March 11 earthquake caused a nuclear hazard near Tokyo, disrupting their plans to attend Keio University, Waseda University and Sophia University. Wolff said he was only given three days to make the decision to alter his study abroad trip and come to Dartmouth, and had to leave home almost immediately with only enough time to pack one suitcase. International affairs officers at Brown and Boston University contacted their counterparts at the College on March 11 about the possibility of taking in students from their schools for Spring term because Dartmouth's quarter system corresponded with the students' schedules, according to Lindsay Whaley, associate dean for international and interdisciplinary programs. Representatives from the Office of Residential Life, the Dean of the College's Office and the Off-Campus Programs Office met to determine the logistics of an arrangement with the two universities.