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Students participate in a "Justice for Maha Hasan" protest on the Green on July 31.

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College to open external investigation into Alshawi case, student says she will continue hunger strike

The College announced on Tuesday — the 22nd day of Ph.D. student Maha Hasan Alshawi’s hunger strike — that it will launch an external investigation into her harassment allegations against professors in the computer science department. Meanwhile, Alshawi has stated that she will not stop her hunger strike and will also begin a thirst strike, maintaining that she refuses to eat or drink until the external investigation has officially begun.



Students protest in front of the Parkhurst Administration building in a "March for Maha." 

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College agrees to investigate harassment allegations if student ends hunger strike

On Monday — seven days after computer science graduate student Maha Hasan Alshawi initiated a hunger strike against the College — Dartmouth announced that it would conduct another review of Alshawi’s claims of sexual misconduct and retaliatory academic action by two computer science professors if she ends her protest and seeks medical attention. 


Wood planks keep the true identity of this year's snow sculpture a secret.

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Snow sculpture rises to new heights as Winter Carnival approaches

The College’s 110th annual Winter Carnival, based on the theme “A Blizzard of Unbelievable Beasts,” will begin next Thursday. While the celebration has not yet begun, its preparations are visible on campus — namely with the large wooden scaffolding of the traditional snow sculpture in the center of the Green. 


Moore Hall houses the psychological and brain sciences department.

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Over 30 professors criticize New York Times' coverage of suicide

A group of more than 30 Dartmouth faculty members wrote a column in the Valley News earlier this week criticizing a Jan. 4 article in The New York Times about the circumstances around the suicide of former psychological and brain sciences chair David Bucci last fall. 


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Students find opportunities for political involvement on campus

New Hampshire is neither red nor blue. While the state’s representation in Congress is entirely Democratic, a Republican, Chris Sununu, has been governor since 2017. Although Dartmouth remains majority liberal, the range of ideologies among campus political groups reflects the swing-state nature of New Hampshire.





Flair has a ubiquitous presence on Dartmouth's campus on big weekends.

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The role of flair at the College dates back years

When Dartmouth students try to articulate why the College is special, flair is frequently cited as a uniquely Dartmouth phenomenon and for good reason. Although the origins of the term “flair” cannot be identified, a 2008 article published in The Dartmouth said that it may have been derived from the 1999 movie “Office Space” with Jennifer Aniston . In the film, Aniston’s character must wear expressive pins for her job as a waitress. 


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