Lance Kramer


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I hope other readers in town have followed the opinion pages of The Dartmouth over the last two weeks.

DOC helps to renew floundering sculpture tradition

The Dartmouth Green may be the only locale on this side of Middle-Earth fitting enough to host a giant snow statuette of the wizard Gandalf holding none other than -- a pair of skis. Though in past years carried out exclusively by the Winter Carnival Council, according to Jeffrey Burns Woodward '06, one of five chairs of the project, the Dartmouth Outing Club assumed the responsibility of designing and building the 25-foot tall sculpture this winter.

Students protest against 'racist war'

WASHINGTON -- A group of 53 Dartmouth students joined thousands of protestors on the National Mall Saturday in the largest anti-war rally since the Vietnam era. The rally and following march, sponsored by the national organization Act Now to Stop War and End Racism (ANSWER), drew a diverse group of participants and was the second Washington protest recently attended by Dartmouth students. Throughout the day, Dartmouth students, along with countless other protestors, could be heard singing "No war in Iraq" to a group of marching drummers and chanting phrases such as "1,2,3,4 ... we don't want your racist war" and "the people, united, will never be defeated." While protest estimates Saturday ranged from roughly 40,000 to 500,000 people, Sgt.


Dashboard is just plain creepy on live CD/DVD

On the DVD that accompanies Dashboard Confessional's new live album, "MTV Unplugged v2.0," a small audience sings along with almost every song -- something to be expected by loyal followers at a show like this. But their involvement with the music extends far beyond a casual connection to the music -- they are under its spell. There are times when the camera focuses on audience members who appear to be in a trance.

Small houses face delayed rush

At Sigma Phi Epsilon, one of the largest fraternities on campus, between 80 and 90 students are expected to rush this winter.

Baca mural could adorn Berry Library

Fall-term Montgomery Fellow Judy Baca may return to Dartmouth as early as next spring to begin work on a mural in the new Berry Library that would incorporate input from students and faculty. According to College Librarian Richard Lucier, no formal agreements or proposals have been formed, but initial discussions of the project started after faculty expressed an interest.

Study: Slavery's effects lasted just 2 generations

Economic disparities between the descendants of former slaves and free blacks largely disappeared within just two generations following emancipation, according to a study by Dartmouth economist Bruce Sacerdote that may lend ammunition to opponents of slavery reparations. "There's nothing positive you can say about slavery," Sacerdote said.