Jessica Avitabile


Interview: College President Phil Hanlon

The “Moving Dartmouth Forward” objective is really to significantly reduce and come as close as possible to eliminating extreme harmful behaviors, which includes high-risk drinking, sexual assault and violence, any kinds of acts of bias or exclusivity, so what I hope is that we will have a campus where we accomplish that, we have a much safer environment for students and much greater new intellectual engagements both outside the classroom and inside the classroom.


College names four valedictorians, eight salutatorians

Graduating the College with perfect transcripts, four students — Catherine Baker ’15, David Bessel ’15, Abhishek Parajuli ’15 and Talia Shoshany ’15 — have been named valedictorians. Each has maintained a 4.0 grade point average through their time at Dartmouth.

Two hundred fourty-four students participated in this summer’s recruitment cycle.

Recruiting participation rises

Roughly one-fifth of the class of 2016, or 244 students, applied for this summer’s recruiting cycle. The Center for Professional Development hosted recruitment, assistant director for employer relations Fiona Cooke said. Two hundred were offered first-round interviews, and the number of students who will take jobs is not yet finalized. The number of students participating in the process has increased for the past several years.

Arrest made in Hanover’s July 27 assault

Lebanon resident Sean Merrihew, 23, was released on $10,000 bail after being charged with second-degree assault on Tuesday for allegedly assaulting Mark Cookson, 53, on July 27 by Robert’s Flowers.

One year after, Clery complaint investigation launched

As federal investigation into the College’s compliance with the Clery Act is set to start on Aug. 18, College officials who work on the Clery Act believe that the College is in compliance, associate general council Kevin O’Leary said.\nMore than 30 students and alumni have signed onto the complaint, filed in May 2013.


Orozco murals, Native American art digitalized

The completion of the Dartmouth Digital Orozco website and the digitalization of the Hood Museum’s collection of Native American art are the College’s latest steps in digitalizing artwork. The website, which went online in late June, makes the Orozco murals in Baker Library available to the public, along with relevant information and other pictures, while the digitalization will make more than 4,000 pieces of Native American work accessible online following a grant earlier this year.

Co-op members debate firings at meeting

More than 300 members of the Co-op food store attended a meeting on the firing of two long-time employees this Wednesday, held at Hanover High. Members of the Lebanon store debated the decision for approximately two hours.

Softball head coach Hanson resigns to lead Stanford’s squad

After a banner year for Big Green softball, both head coach Rachel Hanson and assistant coach Dorian Shaw will head to the West Coast to lead Stanford University’s team. Hanson’s four years as head coach culminated in the team’s 2014 Ivy League championship, which brought the team to the NCAA tournament for the first time in program history.

Dartmouth hosts visitors for its first Summit on Sexual Assault

Summit on sexual assault kicks off

More than 270 representatives from approximately 60 different colleges, the White House, government departments, military and non-profits have convened on campus this week at Dartmouth’s national Summit on Sexual Assault. The summit, which began Sunday, has already featured speeches by Rep. Ann McLane Kuster (D-N.H.) and Department of Justice and Education officials, among other area experts.