Maggie Shnayerson


Coaches: Athletes still held to high academic standards

While rumors of tricked-out SUVs and fixed grades for recruited athletes plague other universities, Dartmouth officials insist that the high school athletes they court receive no special privileges and must pass the same rigorous academic standards as other applicants to the College. Dartmouth coaches and administrators explained how the admissions system works for both student-athletes and those who must judge them. Earning Attention, or Soliciting It In close-knit national athletic communities, it is not difficult for extremely talented athletes to come to the attention of Dartmouth coaches.

Pinkeye crisis gets natl. press

Last year's pinkeye outbreak put Dartmouth in the pages of several national newspapers, and now major medical journals are paying attention to the rash of cases that swept the campus. In its March 20 issue, the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine published a study examining the unusual epidemic.

USA Today honors pair of '03s

Add one more academic laurel to those on the heads of Heidi Williams '03 and Kate Szilagyi '03, and these two senior women may have trouble seeing the road ahead of them. Even a blind man, however, can make out that their futures are bright. Last week, national newspaper USA Today named the two freshman year roommates to its annual All-USA College Academic teams.

SEVIS monitors int'l students' activities

For most students at the College, moving off-campus or taking a leave term does not present the possibility of deportation from the United States. For international students like Tanya Ghani '03 and Nicholas Bwana '06, however, failure to report details like these to a new Immigration and Naturalization Services program called SEVIS could earn them one-way tickets back to their respective countries of Pakistan and Kenya. SEVIS, or the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System, is a real-time Internet-based government program on which U.S.

Albright to deliver keynote address

She has rarely given in to anyone, be it her twin daughters or an army of Haitian or Iraqi soldiers. But she decided to give in to the College's pleas that she speak at its 231st graduation ceremonies today. Madeleine Albright, the country's first female Secretary of State, is scheduled as the keynote speaker as the Class of 2001 departs Hanover. The loyal Democrat who told the Haitian military junta in 1994 "you can depart voluntarily and soon, or you can depart voluntarily and soon," is noted by foreign relations experts as one of the most aggressive Secretaries of State the country has ever seen. "Words are cheap; actions are the coin of the realm," she noted about Iraq, adding that the true lesson to be learned from World War II was to fight force with force. The 1959 Wellesley College graduate was confirmed to her position in the Clinton administration in 1997 by a unanimous Senate. Albright presided over a historic restructuring of U.S.

HS students seldom attend frat parties

Though high school students living in other college towns across America may frequent university parties, students at Hanover High say Dartmouth parties are probably the last place they go on a weekend, let alone on Green Key. "Believe it or not, we have other things to do," said one high school senior, who preferred to remain anonymous. Hanover High students host their own parties, he said, and because all those who attend know each other from school, those gatherings are much more enjoyable for high school students. High school students told The Dartmouth that negative relations between Hanover High students and Dartmouth students discourages fraternization between the two on Hanover's streets, let alone in fraternity basements. The anonymous student did say that he attended Alpha Delta fraternity's renowned and prominent lawn party during Green Key his sophomore year in 1999. "I thought it was fun, I mean, we were sophomores in high school, of course we thought it was fun," the student continued.

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