Jenn Coffey


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Religious groups fill spiritual void

Dartmouth boasts numerous religious groups and services that allow students to keep up an active spiritual existence amid the hustle and bustle of everyday campus life. As of 1925, Dartmouth students have been free to participate in religious worship as they see fit, if at all.



By Aug., CVS store may arrive in town

The empty building on South Main Street that housed the P&C Food Market for three years will soon be transformed and reopened -- perhaps during Summer term -- according to town and business officials. More than four months after its former tenant shut the doors, Bayson Properties, the site's owner, said that in the coming months a CVS pharmacy will very likely occupy the building. Although CVS spokesman Mike DeAnglis appeared unfamiliar with the idea of the opening of a store branch in Hanover and said that he was unable to comment until a lease was signed at the location, Robin Burdette, Bayson's office manager, acknowledged that Bayson and CVS have been in close contact. "We've been talking to CVS for awhile," Burdette said, "We're right at the very end of lease negotiations." A hearing in front of the Hanover Zoning Board is scheduled for July 10, and, according to Burdette, CVS



Govt. professors spar on invasion of Iraq

Government professors Allan Stam and Daryl Press debated the appropriateness of a U.S. invasion of Iraq Thursday night to a packed crowd at the Rockefeller Center. Although both agreed on the necessity of reducing resentment toward the United States in the Middle East, Press argued for a policy of containment, while Stam affirmed the need for an American attack. Stam focused on the possible gains that might follow the switch in Iraq from a "brutal dictatorship to a liberal regime," which would presumably occur in the wake of a U.S.


College boasts high 4-year grad. rates

Sure, everyone knows a few "super seniors," but with 86.2 percents of students graduating in four years, Dartmouth has one of the highest four-year graduation rates in the nation. Unlike many schools that have been seeing a growing number of students take five or even six years to graduate, Dartmouth's four-year graduation rate has largely remained steady over the last several years. In 1998, 83.5 percent of students graduated in four years.


HAP sponsors 'Turn Off Your TV Week'

Could you give up television, all television, for an entire week? That's the question the Health Awareness Program is asking the Dartmouth community right now. This week the HAP is sponsoring "Turn Off Your TV Week" in conjunction with a national TV-Turnoff Week, which began in 1994.



Collis hosts third year of 'Vagina Monologues'

In hopes of raising campus awareness of violence against females, a group of Dartmouth women gathered yesterday to perform Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" for the third consecutive year. Seeking to become "vagina friendly," an overflow crowd packed Collis Commonground on Valentine's Day to see the performance, part of the Women's Resource Center's annual sex series. The crowd, consisting mostly of women, reacted warmly as over 30 Dartmouth students and alumni read monologues from on Ensler's award-winning play. Published by Ensler in 1998, the play came about as the result of hundreds of interviews she conducted with women who shared their stories of rape, incest, domestic violence and genital mutilation.


UMass RAs may form first undergrad union

A recent decision by the Massachusetts Labor Relations Commission granted residential advisors at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst an unprecedented right to unionize, but it appears unlikely that the push for unionization of undergraduate students will spread to Dartmouth anytime soon. UMass-Amherst RAs are pushing to unionize in response to low wages, a problem not significant for Dartmouth's undergraduate advisors. Jeff DeWitt, Dartmouth's Assistant Director of Residential Education, described the push for undergraduate unions as a limited phenomenon dealing with "a very specific situation." There has been no talk of unionization among the UGAs at Dartmouth, according to UGA Virginia King '04. "My experience has been that the pay is very sufficient, and they definitely provide us with enough support," King said. Unlike residential advisors at other colleges, Dartmouth's UGAs do not have the primary responsibility of dealing with disciplinary issues in their residence halls. Instead, their main roles are as "resources and advisors to their residents," DeWitt said. "They are responsible for taking a leadership role in taking care of any community issues that arise," DeWitt said.


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