After competing for centuries in athletic events and admissions, Dartmouth and the University of Pennsylvania will now compete to see which Ivy League school can convince the highest percentage of its students to vote in the upcoming election. The chair of Penn's Undergraduate Assembly, senior Wilson Tong, accepted the voting challenge from Dartmouth's Student Body President Molly Bode '09 on Sunday night, and Bode will send an e-mail notifying the campus of the competition soon. Assembly members will advertise the contest by wearing "Beat Penn" and "Outvote Penn" shirts. The main goal of the contest, Bode said, is to raise awareness about the election. "I don't think of this as much of a way to affect someone's choice to vote or not to vote, but as a way to inform people that it's not too late, that you can even register to vote on Election Day," Bode said.
THEODORE SUMERS / The Dartmouth Staff After reconstructing architectural columns outside the Beta Theta Pi fraternity house, Beta board member Dimitri Gerakaris '69 took a tour of the house, walking from the basement to the third floor wearing only socks on his feet.
Whether they were rushing to check off every box on the list of "101 Things to Do Before You Graduate" or spending time with classmates, members of the Class of 2008 used their last week on campus to enjoy the College before they bid it farewell as undergraduates.
The Black Alumni of Dartmouth Association rallied member support for Dartmouth Undying, an alumni organization that opposes the Association of Alumni's lawsuit against the College, at its 18th reunion held at the College last weekend. "We are extremely upset and frustrated with this other group of alumni who are wasting so much money and resources that we could spend on tuition for the kids," BADA President Ricki Fairley-Brown '78 said.
Hanover Water Works Company mistakenly overinjected baking soda -- five extra milligrams per liter -- into the town's water supply a week and a half ago, causing student and town residents to complain of an unpleasant taste.
Courtesy of Joe Mehling 69 Daniel Becker '09's prize-winning essay on the benefits of the Indian Child Welfare Act has won him $5,000, a trip to a conference in Tucson, Ariz., and access to a network of environmental and Native American tribal policy professionals as one of 80 national Udall Scholarship recipients selected by the Morris K.
Andy Foust / The Dartmouth Staff With a program that ranged from bagpipes to poetry readings, the Active Minds benefit concert "Seasons of the Mind" celebrated the works of musicians and poets who suffered from mental illness.
San Diego State University suspended six fraternities on suspicion of drug dealing after police agents arrested 75 students in a raid in which police confiscated three guns, two kilograms of cocaine, ecstasy pills, methamphetamine and over $60,000 in cash, The Chicago Tribune reported.
Marina Agapakis / The Dartmouth Staff While increasing food prices have forced colleges across the nation to increase the price of meal plans or alter their menus, Dartmouth Dining Services will likely make less dramatic changes, due to its individual retail system, which allows students to pay only for the food they buy. "Over the summer months, we review every single item to see if there are any pricing adjustments necessary," DDS Director Tucker Rossiter said.