Jessica Chen


Articles

College on the hill expands, evolves

Seeing as consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton ranked Dartmouth, alongside the U.S. Constitution, Oxford University and General Electric, as one of the world's most enduring institutions, it comes as no surprise that the College's storied 236-year history is full of challenges faced and overcome. Since its founding in 1769, Dartmouth has been home to a diverse range of characters including Daniel Webster, Dr. Seuss, Robert Frost and Keggy.


Prominent politicans, musicians visit, enliven College

Despite its reputation as a rural campus miles from any sign of civilization, Dartmouth has nevertheless attracted an array of celebrities to campus, from talented musical artists to high-ranking politicians. The Commencement and Reunion period is a particularly attractive time for big names to stop by Hanover, as prominent figures have delivered keynote speeches to the graduating classes, and others have received honorary degrees. This past June, former news anchor Tom Brokaw delivered real world advice to the Class of 2005, asking students to draw on past challenges such as 9/11 to face the responsibilities of entering the "real world." "You inherit a priceless honor of duty, of country, of citizenship.


Associate VP leaves for Smith College

Recently appointed as the head of fundraising for the all-female Smith College in Northampton, Mass., Associate Vice President for Development Patricia Jackson will leave Hanover to pursue her new job Sept.


Psychology study changes perceptions on gazes

While it has been said that seven seconds is all that two strangers need to form opinions of one another, a recent study conducted by the Dartmouth psychology department shows that opinions can be formed with the mere glance of an eye. According to graduate student Malia Mason, a simple glance is all that is necessary for a person to form critical initial judgments.


Students avoid London terrorism

Even as the death toll from last Thursday's bombings in London continues to rise, Dartmouth officials are breathing a sigh of relief. Scrambling to identify Dartmouth students abroad in London since early Thursday morning, the Office of Integrated Risk Management and Insurance has been in touch with departments throughout the College to determine the safety of members of the Dartmouth community. According to Chris Boroski, associate director of the Office of Integrated Risk Management and Insurance, all students and faculty conducting Dartmouth-affiliated internships or research in London have reported back, unscathed. Boroski cautions, however, that there may be some students abroad in London involved in activities of which Dartmouth is not aware, and there is no way of knowing of their well-being. The new International SOS program available to Dartmouth students was instituted for just such emergencies, Boroski said. International SOS is an overseas program that provides medical and security assistance to students abroad in the event of emergencies. "There is a travel locator part of the program, where students can fill out a travel record of where they're going to be on certain dates, as well as contact information," Boroski said, "but this situation has shown that it's not a very well-used function." At the same time, the International Office has been attempting to contact and keep citizens of the United Kingdom informed. Providing a list of helpful websites and phone numbers, the International Office encouraged students to contact Dartmouth if they had any need of assistance, Director Stephen Silver said. Kenan Yount '06, currently taking classes at the London School of Economics, estimates that he was only about a hundred yards from the explosion of the double-decker bus. "I was on my way back to the school after taking a morning walk when we heard this terrible explosion and then felt a kind of sonic boom associated with the blast," Yount said.



Barreca '79 delivers first summer address

In the much-touted inaugural opening address of sophomore summer, Gina Barreca '79 captivated an audience of about 200 students, who greeted her with smiles, laughter and applause. Both humorous and satirical throughout, Barreca pointed out the difficulties of budding feminism at a very male college, noting that when she arrived on campus in September 1975, Dartmouth was "not exactly a bastion of diversity." A noted feminist, Barreca pointed out that she was speaking on the topic not because it was her expertise, but because the admission of women to Dartmouth was the reason for the creation of sophomore summer, mocking the Board of Trustees for its gradual introduction of females into a previously all-male campus. According to Tucker Foundation Dean Stuart Lord, who organized the event, Barreca was chosen as an individual who would speak to students through common Dartmouth experiences. "We could have gone with a national speaker or an alum," Lord said.


Professor emeritus dies at age 101

Professor Emeritus of English Richard Ghormley Eberhart '26 died earlier this month, leaving behind an immortal legacy through his poetry. A Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Eberhart died of natural causes on June 9 at his home in Kendal-at-Hanover.


Panel criticizes slow reaction to Darfur

Four prominent individuals from the political, humanitarian and academic communities stressed the urgency for the international community to stop the Darfur atrocities in Sudan Wednesday to a packed audience in Carpenter Hall. All the panelists strongly concurred that the international community's hesitation to intervene in Darfur was unacceptable. Panelist David Scheffer, the former ambassador at-large for war crimes during the Clinton administration, criticized the international community for arguing legal terms rather than intervening. "It takes years to make a determination that genocide has occurred," he said.


Women in Business hits Wall Street, shadows i-bankers

While many students walk into their first investment banking jobs clueless about the inner workings of financial services firms, the Dartmouth organization Women in Business gave its members a competitive edge Friday with a job-shadowing trip to New York City. The trip was completely funded by Goldman Sachs, which hosted the 27 women for an alumni-student conference at the firm.


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