Kathrin Weston


Panel addresses land purchase

Dean of the College James Larimore, Dean of Residential Life Martin Redman, College Vice President and Treasurer Win Johnson and Director of the College Real Estate Office Paul Olsen will hold an information session today at 4 p.m.

Most say luau party is not offensive

In response to the luau theme party scheduled by Alpha Chi Alpha fraternity and Delta Delta Delta sorority last week, students and faculty members interviewed by The Dartmouth widely agreed the luau theme is not offensive. Some felt, however, that depending on how it is executed, a luau theme could be construed as inappropriate. The Dartmouth interviewed more than 20 students, both affiliated and unaffiliated, faculty members and administrators . An overwhelming majority of them expressed the view that those who were offended by the planned party could have expressed their opinions more effectively by directly contacting the Greek houses responsible rather than sending a mass BlitzMail message to the community. Omar Rashid '00, who sent the message attacking the Greek houses for the theme party, did not respond to phone and BlitzMail interview requests by The Dartmouth.

Students advocate more open process

Citing a lack of communication as the main problem, most students interviewed by The Dartmouth yesterday said they would like the steering committee's approach to the Social and Residential Life Initiative to be more open. Summer Coed Fraternity Sorority Council President Jojo Adofo-Mensah '01 said he feels the steering committee keeps its considerations of proposals about the Initiative considerably "secret." "It makes you wonder," he said.

Trips give one of many DOC outlets

Whether you know very little about Dartmouth or you grew up hearing stories about the College in your crib, the Dartmouth Outing Club, an integral part of Dartmouth's history and tradition, will probably provide your first real introduction to the College. Freshman Trips In recent years trips have become increasingly popular, with up to 80 or 90 percent of students in the incoming class signing up.

Steering Committee gathers opinions, examines Task Force proposals

The Steering Committee for the Social and Residential Life Initiative is in the process of reviewing the more than 250 pages of proposals that were submitted to the Task Force in response to the Initiative and will decide a course of action during the 1999-2000 academic year. The Committee consists of 14 members chosen from the Dartmouth community. In addition to Trustees of the College Susan Dentzer '77 and Peter Fahey '68, the Committee is comprised of Allen Collins '53, Thomas Csatari '74, graduate student Jesse Fecker, Susan Finegan '85, French professor Mary Jean Green, Equal Opportunity director Ozzie Harris '81, College Vice President and Treasurer Win Johnson '67, Dean of the College-designate James Larimore, Anthropology professor Deborah Nichols, Associate Professor of Engineering Ulf Osterberg, and four undergraduate students. The student representatives are Meg Smoot '01, who was elected by the student body to the Steering Committee and Matthew K.

CFSC hopes to unify campus

After having actively responded to the Social and Residential Life Initiative during the Winter and Spring terms, the Coed Fraternity Sorority Council sees unifying the campus and bringing Greek and non-Greek students together as its main goal for the Summer term, newly-elected CFSC Summer President Jojo Adofo-Mensah '01 said yesterday. While plans for the Summer term are not yet concrete, Adofo-Mensah said the CFSC hopes to strengthen the connections between all sophomores on campus, and to make all students - affiliated and unaffiliated - feel comfortable at Greek events. He said he thinks strengthening the bond between all sophomores should be easier, since fewer students are on campus during the Summer term. In his speech at the CFSC election on Sunday night, Adofo-Mensah said he does not believe this summer is particularly important with regard to the Initiative. "It's much more about people than about big events," he said. Alex Wilson '01, elected Sunday as the CFSC's summer vice president, said that as the organization is waiting for the Trustees' response to its proposal, which he expects in the fall, the CFSC will focus on intangible improvements to the Greek system. "There's not a lot of solid stuff we can do now in response to the Initiative," Wilson said.

Chase field controversy settled

After 22 months, the controversy surrounding the construction of new athletic facilities at Chase Field was settled in May, and construction is now underway. "We're very excited to be moving forward with this project," Deputy Director of Athletics Robert Ceplikas said.