Phil Salinger


Plus C'est La Meme Chose ...

There's one story my mom loves to tell about her father, Herbert S. Landsman, who graduated at this Commencement 68 years ago. Her father was eating lunch at the Hanover Inn.

Constitution creates major alum governance changes

Editor's note: As part of The Dartmouth's ongoing coverage of the proposed Association of Alumni constitution, this article examines the major changes to alumni governance that will take place if the proposal passes and the key arguments of its most vocal advocates and opponents.

Alumni constitution voting begins

WEB UPDATE, September 16, 3:00 p.m. Editor's note: As part of The Dartmouth's ongoing coverage of the proposed Association of Alumni constitution, this article outlines the major changes to alumni governance that will take place if the proposed constitution passes and the key arguments of its most vocal advocates and opponents.

Trustees vote 14-3 to endorse alumni constitution

SECOND WEB UPDATE, September 11, 12:35 p.m. The Dartmouth Board of Trustees voted Saturday to endorse the newest revision to the controversial proposed Alumni Association constitution by a margin of 14 to three. The endorsement, which was reported to alumni in an e-mail Sunday, represents the first official departure from the College's previously neutral stance on the constitution. Three of the Board's current members, T.J.

Secrecy, rumors muddy Alpha Delta investigation

More than a week after the investigation resulting in a Hanover Police raid of Alpha Delta fraternity was suspended indefinitely, students remain in the dark about the reasons behind the search, causing information and misinformation to circulate campus. On the day of the search, Hanover Police Captain Frank Moran reportedly told AD alumni adviser John Engelman '68 that they were searching for a sex tape and gave the names of both the accuser and the accused.

'Consent Day' attracts over 500 for shirts, games, food

Students flocked to Webster Avenue on Saturday, Aug. 5 to celebrate the College's fourth annual "Consent Day," a day aimed at encouraging victims of sexual violence to speak out and educating students about what constitutes sexual violence. The day of games, food and music drew over 500 undergraduates, high school debate campers and graduate students to the front lawns of Alpha Xi Delta sorority and Chi Gamma Epsilon, Phi Delta Alpha, Sigma Nu and Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternities. There the houses were hosting an array of activities, from a scavenger hunt to "consensual Twister," which differed from the original game in that each color was associated with a phrase related to consensual sex.

College amps up patrol at Ledyard

As students enjoy lazy summer days in kayaks and canoes floating on the Connecticut River, the nearby Ledyard Canoe Club dock remains empty of the usual swimmers known to frequent the popular area during the summer. Although technically not permitted by College regulation, on any sunny day before this Summer term, it was often crowded with students swimming around the Ledyard dock, sunbathing on it or enjoying the Club facilities. During the interim between Spring and Summer terms, Safety and Security began rigorously enforcing the regulations preventing students from using the Ledyard dock for purposes other than canoeing, kayaking or other sponsored water sports, members of Ledyard said. Ledyard's Senior Summer Director Mike Holliday '07, who has lived at the organization's riverside house during two previous summers, said that Safety and Security officers appear to have made a concerted effort to increase their vigilance at the dock this summer. "Before they would come down occasionally, maybe once a week or so, but it seems like this year they've definitely amped it up a bit," he said, adding that officers tend to come to the dock a few times a day this summer, and even more often on weekends. College Proctor Harry Kinne confirmed that Safety and Security has made a point to keep closer tabs on unauthorized swimmers, saying it was the result of last summer's nighttime drowning of a non-College student in the Tuck Bridge program.

Without the ability to register parties throughout summer term, Greek houses are taking care to better hide underage alcohol consumption.

Greeks maneuver to avoid underage drinking

Emma Haberman / The Dartmouth Senior Staff Of all the changes seen at Dartmouth over sophomore summer, one of the biggest adjustments may be the average age of the student body.

Trustees approve $385 million budget

The Board of Trustees finalized the College's budget for fiscal year 2007, broadened Dartmouth's nondiscrimination policy and re-elected three of its members at its meeting in Hanover June 8-11, held before the Trustees participated in Commencement exercises on June 12. The Board approved the College's 2007 operating budget of $384.9 million, a figure that does not include the budgets for Dartmouth's professional schools. According to a press release, the priorities set forth in the College budget include expanding the faculty to reduce class size, maintaining competitive faculty compensation, supporting the financial aid program and the various construction projects around campus and expanding information technology resources. Within the budget, the Board allocates hiring funds, but has no say over how those funds are to be split between departments. "It's certainly not the Board's decision to decide where the positions are to be allocated," College President James Wright said.