Rachel Pakianathan

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


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Seven teams finish The Fifty hike

On Friday evening, seven groups of either three or four hikers trekked across six peaks from Mount Moosilauke to Hanover — a total of almost 54 miles over the course of about 24 hours, according to directors Jaq Hager ’21, Derek Lue ’21 and Simon Oster ’21 .


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Student accessibility services at College to see changes in fall

As the national demand for student accessibility services increases, so have efforts to make Dartmouth more accommodating for students with disabilities. This fall, several students will launch Access Dartmouth, a group advocating for disabled students at the College. The Student Accessibility Services Office is also working on implementing a new data management system and expanding its current testing centers.


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Editors' Note: Last Chances 19X

As sophomore summer draws to a close, so do the days of lounging by the river, perusing the farmer’s market, driving to Ice Cream Fore-U and falling asleep in Astro 1.


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Democracy and justice workshops begin

Professors and individuals from a variety of disciplines, including philosophy, law, history and political science, were invited to the College to present and comment on papers for the Truth, Power and the Foundations of Democracy workshop series.


The rules for recreation at Mink Brook will be strictly enforced this summer.

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Mink Brook rules to be strictly enforced

The town of Hanover is taking steps to more strictly enforce town ordinances regarding the use of Mink Brook and the Connecticut river area. These ordinances prohibit the installation of rope swings, limit access to the area from dawn to dusk as well as ban alcohol, large gatherings and amplified sound. 



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

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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.

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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.