Jacqueline Rose


Pundit Cook enjoys his place in politics

Never in his wildest dreams did political pundit Charles Cook imagine he would one day attend private meetings with the Vice President or be accosted in airports by Congressmen eager to lobby him. Beaming, Cook, the editor of The Cook Political Report and author of a twice-weekly column for the political newspaper Roll Call, exclaimed, "It's neat to be known as an expert." Cook also appears weekly on the Cable News Network and is a veteran of "Meet the Press" and "The David Brinkley Show," which he called "the granddaddy of shows." "The TV stuff is fun," he said.

Michigan will not release list of nominees

A temporary restraining order will prevent the University of Michigan from releasing its shortlist of nominations for university president, which was scheduled to be publicized today. The Detroit Free Press reported that College Provost Lee Bollinger is on the list of nominees, although university officials refuse to validate the rumor. A temporary restraining order was imposed on Friday compelling the university to temporarily abandon the search because of complaints the rules guiding the next stage of the search are not in compliance with the university's open meetings act, Vice President of Media Relations William Harrison said in a telephone interview from Ann Arbor, Mich. Since the spring, the presidential search committee has accumulated a list of 300 nominees for president.

Michigan to announce presidential nominees

The University of Michigan will confirm or deny the rumors circulating that College Provost Lee Bollinger has received a nomination for the position of university president when it releases its short list of nominees for president of the university on Monday. In a telephone interview from Ann Arbor, Michigan, Vice President of University Relations Walter Harrison said although he has not seen the long nominee list of 300, he would be surprised if Bollinger were not included.

Over 100 students board bus to Manchester to hear Clinton speech

Manchester -- Almost 200 Dartmouth students toting "Dartmouth loves Bill" and "Bill helped me pay for college" signs boarded buses and headed to Manchester yesterday afternoon to attend a campaign rally for President Bill Clinton. Standing beneath a huge wooden sign of a covered bridge and the words, "Building America's Bridge to the 21st Century," Clinton told the crowd education will be his top priority if re-elected. "We have got to unite in education and make American the education capital of the world," he said. After announcing his proposal for a tax credit of up to $10,000 a year to aid families in paying for the first two years of college, Clinton asked the audience of thousands, "Will you help me open the doors of college education to every person of college age in America?" Huge American flags and banners emblazoned with the now familiar democratic campaign theme, "Building the Bridge to the 21st Century," transformed the football stadium where the speech was given into a political arena. Even the stadium's athletic scoreboard was converted into a "debate scoreboard," which revealed that Clinton was leading "the other guy" zero to one after Sunday's debate. Clinton delivered the speech at a podium erected in the center of the field.

Assembly may publish upperclass facebook

The Student Assembly is working on promoting student services this summer, beginning by resurrecting the Over the Hill upperclass facebook. The Over the Hill was not distributed last term because the alumnus who published it decided not to continue the relationship he had established with the dean's office, and there was insufficient time before the beginning of Fall term to find another producer to organize and publish such a publication, said Vice-President elect Chris Swift, who is in charge of the Over the Hill this fall. The Assembly "decided to bring this back because an upperclass facebook is a valuable service for students and administrators alike," Swift said.

Bright Lights, No City: Nightlife does exist in the Upper Valley

Webster Avenue's fraternities and sororities are not the only places near Dartmouth to find packed dance floors, loud music and people looking to unwind after a tough week. Last Saturday I ventured into the wilds of the Upper Valley to find out whether night life exists beyond the walls of the College's fraternity basements. Every place I visited, from the miniature golf course to the local bars and clubs, attracts crowds eager to let down their hair.

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