Liz Yepsen


In its 20 years, Rocky gains fame, prestige

Perceived by many to be a "radical idea" during its conception, the Rockefeller Center, now two decades old, has become a pillar of Dartmouth's reputation in the world outside Hanover. Celebrations are underway as Rocky -- officially called the Nelson A.

Students neglect to offer input on librarian search

A Dean of the Libraries search committee meeting designed to gather student input into the hiring of a new dean attracted no students and no input Tuesday night. Members of the search committee were present to field questions and suggestions, but no students arrived to offer feedback. The committee, formed last September, is seeking to gain student and faculty opinions as the College looks for a replacement for former Librarian of the College, Richard Lucier.

Many factors affect death sentencing

Race, economic status and geography are all important and discriminating factors in determining which criminals receive the death penalty in the United States, Diann Rust Tierny said on Friday in her speech "Justice Denied: The Implementation of the Death Penalty in the U.S." Tierny, the director of the American Civil Liberties Union's Capital Punishment Project, is working toward a nationwide abolition of the death penalty.

Jordanian prince advocates democracy for Muslim countries

Democracy is possible in the Muslim world, a member of Jordan's royal family told an audience of students and community members Monday afternoon. Jordan's Prince El Hassan bin Talal said communication and "a new humanitarian order" were necessary for establishing democracy in his speech, "Can Democracy Take Root in the Muslim World?" Hassan said that many aspects of democracy are compatible with Muslim beliefs, including the equality of all human beings. "Muslims are called by the Koran to observe the variety of God's creation as a sign of God's creativity," Hassan said. One obstacle in the path to democracy is communication.

Students debate as '04 pres. candidates

Student representatives from four Democratic presidential campaigns traded jabs on electability, the occupation of Iraq, economic policy and healthcare at a mock Democratic debate Wednesday evening in Collis Commonground. After recent Iowa polls showed the importance of electability to Democratic voters, Student Body President Janos Marton '04, representing Massachusetts Sen.

Brooks: Education has polarized voters

A more educated voting public and urban sprawl are factors contributing to an increasingly polarized electorate, New York Times op-ed columnist David Brooks said in a speech yesterday entitled "The Presidency Wars: Politics and Culture in a Polarized Age." An increasing number of voters with college degrees produces a voting populace that is more likely to vote along party lines and less likely to register as independent, Brooks said.

Journalist discusses Mideast

Determining America's global role, changing the American view of the Islamic world and channeling faith into peaceful change are all challenges the world faces in the Middle East today, Washington Post foreign correspondent Robin Wright said Monday in her speech "The Middle East and Islamic World: Challenges in 2004." According to Wright, the American view of the Islamic and Arab world as entirely distinct from the U.S.

Panelists: Soviet fall had multiple causes

The fall of the Soviet Union can be attributed to a combination of economic, military and political factors, according to panelists at yesterday's discussion, "The Implosion of a Super Power: Why the Soviet Union Fell." Panelist Kenneth Yalowitz, U.S.

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