Michele Taylor


'98 class complete

The 15 additional students who have enrolled in the Class of 1998 since the May 1 response deadline increased the percentage of minorities but did not affect the class's gender ratio. Next year's freshman class will include 48.4 percent women, the highest ever in Dartmouth history. The class will consist of 24.3 percent minority students, which represents nearly a 1 percent increase since the Admissions Office's reply deadline.

Students discuss gender and race

A program last night titled "Representing Ourselves: An Open Discussion of Gender, Race, and Self-Definition" gave Dartmouth students the chance to openly discuss gender and racial related issues in an interactive and comfortable setting. The program was moderated by Colleen Jones, a professor at Suffolk University, and John Norman, an education professor at Middlebury College in Vermont.

Class of 1998 set

The incoming Class of 1998 will have the closest ratio of men to women in the College's history and a higher percentage of minorities than last year. This year the College accepted two more female students than males, but 34 more men than women decided to enroll, making the class 48.4 percent women. The incoming class currently has 23.5 percent minority students -- up from 22.8 percent last year -- and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Karl Furstenberg said he anticipates the number to increase once students with deadline extensions return their responses.

Virus spreads on campus

They echo through lecture halls, they are stifled in small classrooms, they are taunting and annoying nearly every Dartmouth student - they are coughs. Now that the snow has finally melted, everyone on campus seems to be getting sick.

Science outside the lab

A chemistry professor from Montreal said last night that although people use chemistry in their daily lives, most do not fully understand it because the media misrepresents it. McGill University Professor David Harpp spoke to about 50 people in 106 Steele Hall.

Sig Ep to offer scholarships

Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity will offer two merit-based scholarships to members of the freshman class as a reward for community involvement. The Leadership Award, which will give a $500 scholarship to one male and one female member of the Class of 1997, is "about academic support and scholastic and personal achievement," Sig Ep Scholarship Chair Dan Richman '95 said. The scholarships are funded by the fraternity's national organization. The scholarship is usually awarded to two men the summer before they arrive at college, Richman said.

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