Richard Lazarus


Student group fights hunger, the status quo

A Dartmouth student-run gleaning program that prepared 1350 meals for local needy families is trying to change the way local non-profits and Dartmouth volunteer programs fight hunger in the Upper Valley. The program began with a seemingly simple concept: take the food that farmers don't harvest for commercial purposes, gather it with student volunteers, cook it into nutritious meals and donate it to local food shelves where it would be available for local families. In the Upper Valley and other rural areas, hunger usually is not an issue of whether people get enough calories in their diet, but whether that diet is nutritious and healthy.

Service learning inspires students

This term, some members of Environmental Systems 39 -- "Natural Resources, Development and the Environment" -- tried something a little different: instead of just studying the problems of food security and distribution, they elected to do something about them. Thirteen of the 47 students in the class researched and wrote an extensive and detailed plan to implement an Upper Valley food gleaning program instead of writing a final paper for the class.

Homeplate grill will sizzle Tues.

For only the second time this summer, beef strips will flow like water as unimitatable campus dining option Homeplate opens for a one-night-only showing tomorrow. Homeplate, Dartmouth Dining Services' leaner alternative to neighboring Thayer powerhouse Food Court, is generally "Camper World" during Dartmouth summers.

Tourney showcases odd world of high school debate

In the world of serious high school and college debate, Ken Strange is a distinguished figure. He is the director of the accomplished Dartmouth Forensics Institute as well as the founder of the Dartmouth Debating Institute, DFI's prestigious debate boot camp where every summer ambitious high school students come to research and debate the coming year's resolution against other top high school debaters. This year's DDI workshop ends tonight as the eight teams that survived yesterday's Octofinals are whittled down to the final two. Strange has been debating since ninth grade.

Fast talk and high stakes at DDI

From Steven Kung's description, the world of high school debate, currently manifesting itself in the Choates Cluster in the form of the highly prestigious summer Dartmouth Debate Institute, seems pretty surreal. It has drama, certainly, but also those high school issues of cliques, high emotions and status, mixed in with a seemingly brutal academic process of gathering evidence and preparing arguments.

Harvard's daily sues school, HUPD over crime records

Harvard's daily, student-run paper, The Crimson, sued Harvard and its police department last Tuesday for access to police records that Harvard University Police Department have always kept secret. "As a society, we've always counted on the openness of records and, at times, the press to be a check on abuses of power," said Amber Anderson, one of the two lead lawyers on the action and an associate attorney at Dechert LLP in Boston.

Robo-reshuffling causes confusion

In the last week and half, a massive reshuffling of student office space in Robinson Hall has affected nearly all of the student organizations housed there.

Heller '05 honored for community service

Becca Heller '05 is not one to talk up her own accomplishments. Although in her time so far at Dartmouth, Heller has started more community initiatives than many college graduates will contribute to in their entire lives, talking with her one gets the impression that all her work was so simple, or so obvious, that the only remarkable thing is that it was never done before. Take, for example, Heller's development of a mentoring program in which Dartmouth students tutor local elementary school children in Sharon, N.H.

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