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A pending Supreme Court case regarding racial discrimination may affect hiring and admissions policies at colleges and universities, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported on Monday.

Dartmouth MALS students Scott Miller and Wynne Washburn presented their ongoing study about cultural tolerance in the Collis Center on Monday.

Graduate students discuss cultural tolerance in open forum

Tilman Dette / The Dartmouth Senior Staff Cultural tolerance is often most prevalent in societies that have a diverse array of ethnicities and religions, according to two Dartmouth graduate students who presented their ongoing ethnographic study in Collis Center on Monday. Scott Miller and Wynne Washburn, who are enrolled in the Master of Arts of Liberal Studies program at the College, have spent four months every year for the past four years traveling to different locations to work on their project.

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Colleges that advertise need-blind admissions often provide inadequate financial aid packages to admitted students, according to a recent survey by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, reported by Inside Higher Ed.

The outgoing Directorate of The Dartmouth announced the next class of editors to take over the newspaperin the winter at a banquet Saturday night.

Lowe '10, Santo '10 to lead The D

Zach Ingbretsen / The Dartmouth Staff Allie Lowe '10 and JR Santo '10 were named the new Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of The Dartmouth, respectively, at the organization's annual changeover ceremony on Saturday night at Casque and Gauntlet Senior Society.

Grant funds metal toxicity research

The Dartmouth Toxic Metals Research Group, an interdisciplinary team of professors, received a $14.5 million renewal grant to support its research on the effects of exposure to arsenic and mercury on human health.

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Fuel costs prompt DDS price changes

John Shi / The Dartmouth An increase in expenses across-the-board forced Dartmouth Dining Services to raise the cost of food on campus after an annual review of prices last month, according to DDS's Director of Financial Operations Don Blume. The increasing expenses have also prompted DDS to raise meal-plan prices between 4 and 5 percent since last year, depending on the meal plan, Blume said. "For the current fiscal year, to date (through Sept.), DDS's expense for food sold is 19 percent greater than last year, while for the same period our retail sales are up by 11.4 percent," Blume said in an e-mail to The Dartmouth.

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Hanover Town Manager Julia Griffin said she was not concerned about a recent federal civil-rights lawsuit that could expose the town to potential liability in a case involving a 2006 regional SWAT team raid, The Valley News reported last Friday.

Notices sent to College regarding cyber piracy

Amid a nationwide campaign asking states to require colleges to police their networks for online piracy, Dartmouth experienced one of its highest known rates of illegal file sharing last April.

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The Dartmouth Coalition for Progress sponsored an Activism Skills Training workshop Saturday at the Rockefeller Center.

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