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Sophomore summer recruiting continues remotely

As members of the Class of 2022 start their summer classes online, some of them are also heading into virtual corporate recruiting in the hopes of securing an internship for their junior year. This summer, students can apply to 46 recruiting programs representing 38 different employers on Dartboard. 

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'Nugget Scoops' ice cream shop scoops up former Morano site

Following the closures of Morano Gelato and Swirl and Pearl, many were worried Hanover’s downtown would be without an ice cream shop this summer. But frozen treat lovers are in luck — in two weeks, the Nugget Scoops ice cream shop will open in the space formerly occupied by Morano Gelato on Main Street.



Class of 2020 looks forward to Khan’s commencement speech

Seniors were surprised to hear that the speaker at this years’ commencement ceremony will be none other than Sal Khan — founder of the free online learning platform Khan Academy. Though the graduation speaker was chosen before the pandemic, many have called Khan a fitting choice, given that COVID-19 has rapidly pushed higher education toward online learning this spring.

Community members maintained social distancing as they gathered on the Green to protest police brutality on Saturday.


Rally held on Green against police brutality

Over 300 Upper Valley residents, Dartmouth faculty and students gathered on the Green Saturday evening, many holding banners that read “Black Lives Matter,” to rally against the recent deaths of George Floyd and other victims of police brutality. Following Floyd’s death in the custody of Minneapolis police last week, a series of protests and riots have erupted across the country.



Summer residential policy leaves students on campus searching for housing

While many students worry about how their academic plans will be affected by COVID-19, one group in particular — international students and others who have been allowed to remain in on-campus housing — face unique concerns. After the College announced that students can only live on campus this summer if enrolled in online classes, some international students voiced concern about their options for housing next term.



Provost Helble hosts first “Community Conversation”

On April 29, Provost Joseph Helble broadcast his first “Community Conversation” live on YouTube. The event is part of a weekly series of panel discussions and live Q&A sessions intended to provide updates on the College’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.



College works to solidify virtual commencement plans

The commencement committee — a group of over 20 administrators charged with planning this year’s graduation ceremonies — is working to plan the virtual graduation event for the Class of 2020 on June 14. Both undergraduate and graduate degrees will be awarded at this ceremony, though an in-person celebration will be held in June 2021.



My Brigadeiro to relocate next month

Despite a recent loss in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hanover chocolate shop My Brigadeiro still plans to move to a new location next month, according to owner Ana Paula Fernandes.



Q&A with David Blanchflower

2020 is an unusual year in the teaching career of economics professor David Blanchflower, who said that this term, he regularly goes off the syllabus in his classes ECON 2, “Economic Principles and Policies” and ECON 42, “Topics in Macroeconomics,” to discuss the current pandemic. The Dartmouth sat down with Blanchflower to discuss his predictions for the COVID-19 outbreak, based on some unique lessons learned from his former position as a member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England.



184 students remain on campus for spring term

Though many Dartmouth students will spend the spring term scattered across the world, 184 students remain on campus, according to an email statement from associate dean of residential life Michael Wooten. As campus facilities are mostly closed, these students are living solitary lives on Dartmouth’s usually bustling campus.