Lauren Adler

Lauren ('23) is a reporter and former associate managing editor for The Dartmouth. She is from Bethesda, Maryland, and plans to major in government and minor in public policy.




Dartmouth announces campus-wide tobacco ban

Effective March 18, the College will prohibit smoking and the use of other tobacco products, including vaping products, on all Dartmouth properties. The policy will apply to all Dartmouth community members and visitors on campus in both indoor and outdoor areas. 

 Mink, pictured in the winter of 2018, could often be spotted roaming the Hanover area.


After Mink the bear’s death, experts work to protect surviving cubs

Dartmouth students and Upper Valley residents alike were saddened by the news last month that Mink, the locally and nationally famous black bear beloved for her long journeys back to the Upper Valley, was found dead by the Mascoma River in Lebanon. Her death orphaned her three male cubs, who were born in January. 

The Dartmouth talked with Dean of the College Kathryn Lively about College policies for the fall, student communities and local wildlife.

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Q&A with Dean of the College Kathryn Lively

Dean of the College Kathryn Lively has been the face of College communications to students about academic plans for the fall and other pandemic-related policies. She is known in part among students as the administrator whose campus emails have compared the flow of time to “cold maple syrup” and imparted the memorable words of wisdom “Kathryn … she is your experience.” Lively is also the administrator most connected to student life, meeting regularly with a number of student-run and student-oriented organizations. The Dartmouth sat down with Lively to discuss College policies for the fall, student communities and local wildlife. 



11 bears in town this summer

On July 9, a juvenile black bear was spotted in a tree behind the Parkhurst Administration building, the latest in a series of recent bear sightings near Dartmouth’s campus and in Hanover.