Judith Phillips


Reich urges Greens and inactive Dems back to party's fold

In a Sunday address, Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich '68 roused the Democratic faithful, while likely antagonizing Republican students in attendance. Reich, who served under President Clinton, currently teaches at Brandeis University and ran for Governer of Massachusetts in 2002, gave a lecture billed as "Bush's Economic Failure and the John Kerry Plan for Revitalization." He spoke, however, more about foreign policy and the need for Democratic political mobilization, among other topics. At Dartmouth, Reich actively campaigned to end U.S.

Ministers draft peace statement

Editor's note: This is the first in a set of articles that will examine perspectives on the Iraq conflict of specific segments of the Dartmouth community. The United Campus Ministers of Dartmouth recently drafted a pro-peace statement in anticipation of a war against Iraq in conjunction with the Tucker Foundation.

Hopkins study finds little to love in ecstasy

X -- It rhymes with sex. And In 2000, 9.1 percent of college students took the former in order to increase the intensity of the latter. Yet a recent study conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins has found that ecstasy -- a recreational drug known scientifically as 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine or MDMA -- has more negative than positive effects on sexual pleasure. The study found that "doses similar to those that young adults typically take during all-night dance parties" has the potential to damage 60 percent to 80 percent of the brain's dopamine nerve endings. Dopamine is integral to movement, emotional and cognitive response and the ability to feel pleasure. The study, funded by the U.S.

'Race in Academy' conf. aims at national debate

Bringing nationally-known speakers like Cornel West to campus, a conference set to take place next week at Dartmouth entitled "Race Matters in the University of the 21st Century," seeks to explore the advantages that white skin confers. Dartmouth's Race in the Academy Committee will lead the conference that organizers hope will set off a national debate. According to its chair, biology professor George Langford, the committee was established last fall "to look at ways in which Dartmouth can increase diversity among its faculty." The conference is intended to "discuss the issue of white identity and whiteness because these are issues that continue to serve as barriers to the full participation of minority faculty," Langford said. There is an undesirable disparity between the percentages of non-white undergraduates and faculty, 30 percent and 10 percent respectively, he added. "The playing field is not level," English professor Ivy Schweitzer said.

Legionnaire's Disease appears in area

Does a postal worker's contraction of Legionnaire's Disease warrant an investigation of four local facilities in which he works? According to the New Hampshire Postal Workers Union, the answer is yes.

Rimmele inspired patients at Dartmouth Family Residency

By all accounts, Frederick Rimmele III was a Renaissance man. A doctor, traveler, naturalist, reader, cook and brewer, Rimmele enriched the lives of all those who knew him, and, in turn, was enriched by them. On Sept.

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