Michael Qian


Search for new dean begins

In the wake of Michael Mastanduno’s announcement that he will step down as Dean of the Faculty at the end of the 2016-2017 academic year, the College has launched a search for the next dean. Mastanduno, a government professor, was appointed to the position in 2010 and reappointed in 2014.


Freshmen dorms offer diverse options and amenities

Congratulations! In just a few short weeks, you’ll be getting meals with other freshmen in Collis, deciding which classes to take and learning all of our unique lingo. But before all of that really begins, you’ll have to move into your first college dorm. Which ones are the best? Where are they located? Where will the parties be? Will my room be small?

Summer Student Assembly begins planning

This summer, Student Assembly plans to address fall-term weekend classes and clarify students’ rights information, while laying the groundwork for full-year initiatives. The organization also notified new members of their acceptance this week.

Students sit outside the Paganucci Lounge in the Class of 1953 Commons to raise awareness and funds for Nepal.

Dartmouth for Nepal responds to recent earthquake

In the wake of the April 25 Nepal earthquake, which has killed more than 7,000 people and has flattened entire villages and cultural sites, members of the Dartmouth community have founded the Dartmouth for Nepal organization.

Student permaculture gardens take root at Greek houses

When students imagine the lawns of Greek houses, they likely picture unkempt, weedy patches of grass dotted by the occasional runaway beer can. But imagine instead a permaculture garden thriving with fresh blueberries, plums, kiwis and more. In other words, envision a possibility that Malcolm Salovaara ’17 has helped actualize by implementing self-sustaining gardens on the properties of 10 different Greek houses.

College students worked on projects at the hackathon this weekend

200 students participate in first hackathon

Computer science department chair Tom Cormen said that in this age of technology, his mantra is “if you can’t compute, you can’t compete.” This weekend, about 200 students — including students from the College and several other schools — put this idea into practice at HackDartmouth — the College’s inaugural student-run hackathon — where they divided into teams to develop a web or mobile application.

Tuck administrators, students prepare for global experience requirement

Two decades ago, only one percent of Walmart’s stores were overseas. Today, half of its over 11,000 stores are abroad — a global business expansion that underlines the importance of giving students at the Tuck School of Business international exposure, associate dean for the masters of business administration program Phillip Stocken said.

Alumni impart career knowledge during CPD interim events

Twenty-one students traveled to Los Angeles on March 19, meeting with alumni film industry leaders Chris Miller ’97 and Phil Lord ’97 — the directing duo behind “The Lego Movie” (2014) and “21 Jump Street” (2012). Though this trip might sound like the beginnings of a film foreign study program, the event is actually part of a two-day long “Off the Green” industry tour sponsored by Dartmouth’s Center for Professional Development.


A Tale of Two Centers

The Dickey Center for International Understanding and Rockefeller Center for Public Policy, founded in 1982 and 1983 respectively, are both young in the College’s storied timeline. Even down to their close launch dates, the two centers seem like they are born out of a similar instinct — an enthusiastic desire to bridge classroom learning with hands-on, policy-focused work.


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