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Without membership dues, local sororities struggle to make insurance payments

As the global economy continues to experience losses, Dartmouth’s local sororities — none of which charged dues this term — are struggling to pay off their insurance premiums. A coalition of local sororities has banded together to negotiate a reduction or delay of insurance payments with the College’s administration.

Professor Devin Balkcom holds a remote version of his computer science class. 


Students, faculty give first impressions of online classes

Dartmouth, like many other colleges and universities, has responded to the global spread of COVID-19 by transitioning to remote instruction for all spring term classes. As the first week of classes draws to a close, many professors and students have said they were satisfied with their remote classes, though a number of students experienced complications.

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Sophomore rush, ‘frat ban’ give freshmen unique Greek experience

Dartmouth has recently attempted to overcome preconceptions about its social environment, especially after College President Phil Hanlon took office. At Dartmouth, students may not rush a Greek house until their sophomore year, and they may not enter Greek houses during the first six weeks of their freshman year.


LGBTQIA+ community reflects at end of pride month

The 13th annual celebration of LGBTQIA+ Pride — “Different Strides, One Pride” — strove to unite disparate identities within the queer campus community. Perceived by many members as fragmented, the LGBTQIA+ campus community banded together at events like Queer Prom, Transform and Lavender Graduation. The Pride programming committee also coordinated with the administration to showcase a rainbow flag in front of Collis and project rainbow lights onto Dartmouth Hall. From April 19 to May 3, students of diverse identities witnessed this display of unity — an unfamiliar sight to previous graduating classes at the College. 

Dartmouth’s Native American studies program is located at Sherman House.


Alumni donations to fund new NAS professorship, arts programs

College President Phil Hanlon announced earlier this month that as part of Dartmouth’s ongoing “The Call to Lead” capital campaign, large gifts from donors will lead to the creation of a new professorship in the Native American studies program and the revitalization of the College’s Arts district. 

Sigma Alpha Epsilon has faced a multitude of legal troubles since it was derecognized by the College in February of 2016.


Amicus brief in SAE court ruling highlights tensions in Greek life

Last month, the New Hampshire Supreme Court largely ruled in favor of Hanover in the case of New Hampshire Alpha of SAE Trust v. Town of Hanover. As part of that case, in April 2018, three Dartmouth fraternal organizations — Phi Delta Alpha Corporation, Zeta Association of Psi Upsilon and Trustees of Alpha Omega Chapter of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity — filed an amicus brief arguing that the town of Hanover unlawfully delegates governmental authority to the College, an abutter who may have a vested interest in obtaining Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s property.