Michelle Mooradian


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Grad advisors in residence program are happy

As the Graduate Students in Residence Program nears the end of the first of its two pilot years, students have mixed opinions concerning the program's success and desirability. Responses have come from both extremes, ranging from some upperclass students who believe the program is a waste of time and money to many freshmen and employees of the Office of Residential Life who strongly support its continuation. "One of the biggest surprises has been the extreme positive response of our staff to the program," Assistant Dean of Residential Life Alison Keefe said. Graduates are pleased The five graduate advisors, who live in Mass Row, Butterfield/Russell Sage, RipWoodSmith, Wheeler/Richardson and East Wheelock clusters, have been happy with their experiences. "The past year has been very satisfying," said Len Wisniewski, a graduate advisor in Wheeler and computer science Ph.D.


Women's Center finds top six in director search

The acting director of the Women's Resource Center was selected last week as one of six finalists in the search for a permanent head of the center. Sandra Spiegel was the only name released. English Professor Ivy Schweitzer, who chaired the search committee, would not reveal the names of the other five finalists, but said the committee would make a final decision in May.


Convention center faces hurdles

Questions about water supply and traffic complications are haunting the developers of a proposed $15 million hotel and conference center scheduled to open in Hanover in 1995. The proposed 150-room Hill Winds Hotel and Conference Center is planned for a 40-acre lot off Route 120, just north of the Lebanon-Hanover border. The location of the center will affect both Hanover and Lebanon, said Ralph Atkins, a Lebanon planning board member and chairman of the city's water study committee. Developers hope to use Lebanon's water system as the center's main source.


Forum seeks to increase female leadership

A weekend workshop in Rockefeller Center explored the political involvement of women and how the female role in leadership positions should evolve. The workshop, called "Women in Public Leadership: An Exploration of Women's Political Involvement," sought to explain how women can increase their representation in elected offices and other leadership roles. In a keynote address, former Concord Mayor Liz Hager, who ran for governor of New Hampshire in 1992 but lost in the Republican primary, spoke about the need for more women role models and mentors in "traditionally male positions such as high political office." "Though the number of women in Congress has more than doubled in one decade, women have always been and continue to be under-represented in this and other political realms," Hager said. The key to success in future elections is leadership and the ability of women to state their beliefs and stand firm, according to Hager, who was attacked in the republican gubernatorial primary for her pro-choice position on abortion. "Leadership is not an academic enterprise," she said.


DHMC stages disaster scene

At 6:22 p.m. Wednesday the halls of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center echoed with the piercing cries of "code 1000" over the public address system, putting the entire hospital on full disaster alert for multiple trauma victims with serious injuries. Seconds before sounding the alarm the hospital had received a call from medical dispatch, relaying information from the disaster scene. Building 50 of the old hospital on Maynard Street in Hanover had collapsed.


Koop endorses health care for all

In front of a standing-room-only audience Friday afternoon, former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop '37 received the College's Nelson A.


Epilepsy center toasts success

Patients and staff of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center are celebrating the second anniversary of the highly successful unit this fall. Over the past two years, the epilepsy program at the DHMC has grown into one of the top epilepsy centers in the country, treating nearly 250 patients, some of whom have been referred by other renowned epilepsy centers. Originally set up to serve the northern New England region, the Epilepsy Center has attracted patients from across the nation and abroad because of the remarkable success of the center's team of surgeons. Sixteen-year-old Michael Stephenson from LaPaz, Bolivia, is one of the program's recent success stories.


KDE initiates 64 sisters

The newly created Kappa Delta Epsilon sorority initiated 64 new members last week and held its first meeting Thursday night which included the house's lifeblood, 50 members of Class of 1996. The '96 women informally committed to the new sorority last spring after the Panhellenic Council announced Xi Kappa Chi sorority would dissolve because of low membership and financial problems. After a year of deliberation, Xi Kappa Chi members chose not to join a national sorority and, instead, brokered a deal with the College administration and the Panhell that would allow the creation of KDE, a new local sorority, KDE President Cheryl Pinkerton '94 said. Last Wednesday night, KDE initiated the 14 former Xi Kappa Chi members who chose to join the new sorority.


Prof researches floods

Geography Professor G. Robert Brakenridge spent the past week in the Mississippi and Illinois valleys gathering data in flooded regions to test the ability of a new satellite to view the ground through cloud cover. In the "ground truth" project, Brakenridge and James Knox, geography professor at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, are correlating photographs and direct observation with recent radar images of the Midwest flood area taken through cloud cover by the satellite. They are supported by a $3,800 emergency grant from the National Geographic Society. The European Remote Sensing Satellite, known as ERS1, is considered a technological breakthrough in the study of floods because it uses an imaging process that can capture water and land through cloud cover, something difficult to do with photography and other kinds of optical images, Brakenridge said. Brakenridge and Knox traveled on August 12th to the Midwest to help in the interpretation of the satellite radar images. The professors stayed for five days, concentrating their study on the Davenport, Iowa area and on the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers north of St.


Students confront housing shortage

With little more than a month to go before the beginning of Fall term, many upperclassmen are finding themselves without College housing and slim chances of acquiring it before registration. Three hundred students who applied for Fall term housing on time during Spring term were wait-listed in May when the Office of Residential Life determined there were not enough beds to house them. Since the deadline, an additional 85 students have applied for College housing and have been put on the "late-list." Two weeks ago ORL sent the bottom 150 wait-listed students and the 85 students on the late-list letters outlining their chances of receiving College housing for Fall term. ORL told the wait-listed students that as of now, only the students on the top half of the list should count on receiving housing.