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Join the Dartmouth Beta-Blockers

Correction appended The College didn't have to give Beta a second chance. But it did. Why, when frats already outnumber sororities on campus two to one, would the College make a move that will disenfranchise women even further?




Canceled FSP frustrates students, angers profs

The Committee on Off-Campus Activities canceled the government department's Spring term program in Washington, D.C., indefinitely, frustrating a number of rising juniors as their Dartmouth Plans are thrown into question. On Jan.


An Arabic language immersion program became all too real when Edward Kim '09 found himself in the middle of the Israeli-Lebanese conflict.

Kim '09 evacuated from Mid. Eastern war zone

Courtesy of Edward Kim When Edward Kim '09 decided to participate in an Arabic language immersion program through Lebanon American University this summer, he thought he was headed to one of the few safe countries in the Middle East. In Beirut the women wore western clothing and "there was a Starbucks every few blocks," Kim said. On July 12, several weeks after his June 23 arrival, Kim found himself immersed in a volatile conflict after the Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah killed and kidnapped several Israeli soldiers and Israel retaliated by bombing Lebanon. "At first I didn't really worry too much I guess, because people told me not to," Kim said.When Israel bombed the airports Kim realized he might be in serious danger. "I remember I was really tired and I was about to go to bed, and we could hear the bombs going off near the airport, hitting the airport," Kim said. "Sometimes we could see flashes in the sky." Although the students were not in a "Hezbollah part of the city," according to Kim, it was "unnerving to hear and see these things for the first time in your life." With the airports inaccessible, most of the highways bombed and exits blockaded, Kim realized it was time to leave -- if he could. "They said we wouldn't have a chance to get out for a while unless we were evacuated," Kim said.



Final town meeting drowns Tubestock

A single student showed up to protest the town ordinances crushing Tubestock at a public meeting the Hanover Board of Selectmen held Tuesday to solicit community feedback.


Joseph Kind / The Dartmouth Staff

Greener to-go boxes debut at Food Court

Lauren Wool / The Dartmouth Staff In an effort to reduce the garbage generated by Dartmouth students, currently 560 pounds per person per year, the Sustainable Dining Committee has introduced biodegradable cardboard take-out boxes at Food Court. Jim Merkel, the College's recently hired Sustainability Director and a member of the Sustainable Dining Committee formed in May, said the boxes are a trial measure that could become permanent this September, depending on student feedback. The boxes are receiving mixed reviews from students. "I'm all for sustainability, but it's harder for us," Meredith Druss '08 said.