Rachel Osterman


College interacts sparingly with N.H.

Dartmouth's alma mater touts the granite of New Hampshire. The governor of the Granite State has an ex officio seat on Dartmouth's Board of Trustees.

Aid plays growing role in recruitment

Jamaican-born high school senior Shamara Beckford, like many of the members of next year's freshman class, informed Dartmouth last week that she will accept its admissions offer.

College can't touch Zeta Psi

Despite Zeta Psi fraternity's de facto existence, Dartmouth has lost its authority to regulate the derecognized house, legal experts say. Although Zeta Psi continues to throw parties where underage drinking takes place, elect officers and recruit new members, Dartmouth's breaking of all ties with the fraternity means that the privately owned house is legally just that -- a privately owned house. The Hanover Police Department and the New Hampshire state police are the only bodies with authority over the fraternity, located on 8 Webster Avenue.

Derecognized Zete still partying, recruiting

Nine months after being permanently derecognized by the College, Zeta Psi fraternity continues to function much like a sanctioned Greek organization, recruiting new members, housing some and hosting parties where alcohol is present. While the Office of Residential Life has heard rumors that Zeta Psi continues to exist and has discussed how to enforce the derecognition, the office has yet to confirm any activities in violation of College policy or take action against them, Dean of Residential Life Martin Redman said yesterday. Since the start of the academic year, Zeta Psi has recruited seven new members, all freshmen, sources close to and inside the organization said.

White males dominate trades

She may not have intended it, but Claire Walton is on the front lines of efforts to diversify one of the most stubbornly white and male-dominated areas of the College. A recently hired locksmith, Walton is the only female employed in the skilled trades at Dartmouth.

Harvard paper caught in 'living wage' debate

The Harvard Crimson found itself at the center of a media controversy this week, following the 128-year-old newspaper's decision to outsource a major archival project to low-wage workers in Cambodia. The matter of dispute centers on whether the Crimson contradicted itself by supporting a "living wage" for campus employees while hiring inexpensive overseas labor to make electronic archives that go back to the publication's first issue in 1873. The Crimson and many of the same labor leaders on campus who staged a "living wage" sit-in at the administration building don't seem to think so.

Oldest college outing club opens up the outdoors

For over 50 years, incoming Dartmouth freshmen have started their careers known not as students ready to tackle the world of college academia, but as "trippees" prepared to spend several showerless days in the woods. As the organizer of Freshman Trips, The Dartmouth Outing Club (DOC) provides many students with their first glimpse of Dartmouth and the surrounding wilderness.

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