Ithan Peltan


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U.S. News ranks College 9th -- again

For the third-straight year, Dartmouth earned ninth place in U.S. News and World Report's annual college rankings, an often criticized but heavily utilized tool for prospective applicants. The release of the rankings earlier this month prompted renewed criticism from higher education officials across the country, who say that the magazine's approach is fundamentally flawed and cannot offer a realistic picture of an institution. But U.S.





Hostages released at Conn. university

A former Fairfield University student claiming to have a bomb took 22 students and an associate professor hostage yesterday at the Connecticut school before releasing them late yesterday evening. The suspect, identified only as a recent graduate of the university, gave himself up peacefully about one hour after releasing the last hostage from the classroom where the students had been attending a religious studies class. WCBS-TV in New York City -- Roman Catholic Fairfield is 20 miles from the New York border -- reported that the suspect forced one of the hostages to call the station and demand that a statement be broadcast. The television station chose not to broadcast the statement, which spokesperson Karen Mateo described as "rambling and anti-Semitic." Five of the original 23 hostages were released shortly after the suspect took over the religious studies class.



Tucker responds to SCF controversy

A Tucker Foundation investigation found that the Summer Christian Fellowship did not deny a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints participation in the group based on her faith.



Tragic murders stun campus

Hanover community mourns loss of beloved professors, searches for answers amid outpouring of grief and intense media scrutiny


WCI calls for diversity

Revisions to Dartmouth's mission statement and the establishment of a "Council on Diversity" are among recommendations made in the final report of the Committee on Institutional Diversity and Equity that College President James Wright accepted for immediate implementation. The most recent step in the implementation of the Student Life Initiative, the Committee's report calls for expanding the current institutional focus on diversity from attracting diverse faculty, students and staff to Dartmouth to include making the actual campus experience more pluralistic. "For too long we've focused on ways of recruiting" minority students, faculty and staff, Wright said.