Rachel Pakianathan

Rachel is a freshman from Princeton, NJ. She is undecided, but is interested in Economics and English.


Marcelo Gleiser was recently named the 2019 Recipient of the Templeton Prize. (Courtesy of Marcelo Gleiser)


Physics professor Marcelo Gleiser wins Templeton Prize

Physics and astronomy professor Marcelo Gleiser describes his work as “flirting with the mysterious.” On March 19, Gleiser was named the 2019 winner of the Templeton Prize, an award that recognizes an individual who, in the view of a panel of external judges, has made an “exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension.” The prize carries a monetary award of £1.1 million, which is around $1.4 million.

A $70 million lawsuit alleges that the College and some of its constituent offices, including the Title IX office, failed to properly protect students from sexual harassment and assault by multiple professors.


Lawsuit puts spotlight on College's practices concerning sexual assault survivors

For Emma Rodriguez '20, a trained WISE advocate, Movement Against Violence facilitator and member of the Student and Presidential Committee and the Sexual Violence Prevention Project's student advisory board, the allegations made in the pending sexual harassment class action lawsuit against the College were disturbing, but not surprising.


College endowment returns at 12.2 percent

In response to criticism from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Dartmouth will update its Acceptable Use Policy for IT resources. FIRE, an education nonprofit that defends individual rights at American universities, downgraded Dartmouth to a “red light rating” in Jan.


Student Assembly leadership discusses campus issues

When Monik Walters ’19 and Nicole Knape ’19 were elected Student Assembly president and vice president in April, they told The Dartmouth that they were “changing the game.” This summer, they have started working on a new SA website, a speaker series and the possibility of a student role on the Board of Trustees.


Dartmouth 'made me feel like a big shot,' Kaling '01 says

In five words, Mindy Kaling ’01 would describe her own Dartmouth experience as, “Indian girl enjoying the forest.” Now this June, Kaling will return to Dartmouth to deliver the Commencement address for the Class of 2018 this June. Described by her professors as having a clever and biting sense of humor, Kaling spent her time on campus as the “Badly Drawn Girl” for The Dartmouth; a member of the improvisational comedy troupe Dog Day Players and the a capella group the Rockapellas; a writer for the humor magazine the Dartmouth Jack-O-Lantern; and an actress, director and playwright in the theater department.