Roshan Dutta


A social perception workshop brought researchers from across Europe and the U.S. to the Hanover Inn late last week.

Psychologists mingle at workshops

Last week’s social perception workshop exposed younger social psychology community members to high-level work as part of a conference involving presentations and a poster session sponsored by the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience and the Center for Social Brain Sciences at the Hanover Inn.

Service groups face challenges during summer

With a large portion of the student body off campus this summer, some Dartmouth community service groups face smaller memberships and cancelled projects, students and administrators interviewed said.

Series to replace Jamboree

A series of events aimed at building community on campus and raising money for a teen life-skills center in White River Junction will replace Jamboree for the Junction, a philanthropic carnival organized by the Panhellenic Council.

Focus group to tackle Banner Student flaws

Starting this fall, director of academic and campus technology services Alan Cattier will lead a focus group dedicated to improving Banner Student, an online student information system. The decision was made earlier this month following a winter term Improve Dartmouth post that urged the College to “Modernize Banner,” currently the site’s seventh most popular suggestion.

Mastanduno talks faculty recruitment in meeting

Debate over low student interest in the humanities, the College’s difficulty in attracting new faculty, the role of professors in campus social life and initiatives to strengthen undergraduate teaching marked the academic year’s final faculty of arts and sciences meeting, which took place Monday afternoon.

College hosts Special Olympics

About 80 athletes competed, supported one another and celebrated their accomplishments during this year’s Hanover area summer games, held Saturday at Leverone Field House and the Upper Valley Aquatic Center.

SPCSA releases policy proposal recommendations

The Student and Presidential Committee on Sexual Assault released a set of recommendations for the College’s proposed sexual assault policy on Monday afternoon, drawing on community feedback collected during and after an April 4 symposium. The recommendations are the first of three sets to be released by SPCSA in the coming months.

Tuck to launch winter Bridge

For the first time, The Tuck School of Business will offer a three-week version of its Business Bridge program over winter interim in addition to the popular monthlong summer program established in 1997. Coined December Bridge, the new program will teach business and financial fundamentals, targeting Dartmouth sophomores, juniors and seniors.

Computing works to patch Heartbleed vulnerabilities

Though the Heartbleed bug, a vulnerability in a popular encryption software known as OpenSSL, has had little impact on the College, computing services has worked urgently to patch its servers since last week. The College will inform campus once computing staff secures its servers, and community members should not change their Dartmouth passwords until after the systems affected by Heartbleed have been fixed.

Mass casualty drill tests Dartmouth EMS squad

Some students may have been startled on Saturday as they came across a number of seemingly injured and unconscious people surrounded by first responders, splashed with fake blood and bearing fictional injuries. The incident they witnessed was a simulated mass casualty drill designed to test and improve response to similar incidents, the signature event of the fifth annual Northern New England Collegiate EMS Conference.

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