Sarah Burch


Parking decal policy revised

Following several complaints filed with the Office of Parking Operations, College motorists are no longer required to affix parking decals to the front and rear bumpers of their vehicles. Associate Director of Administrative Services Bill Barr said the decals -- which are used by Parking Operations to identify vehicles legally registered with the College -- can now be placed conspicuously on the front and rear windshields of a vehicle. Barr said the decision was made in May, due to several complaints lodged by vehicle owners at the College who wished to display their decals in a less permanent manner. The new policy became effective on May 31. "We decided that we needed to do this [change] because there were some people who thought that putting decals on paint would damage the vehicle," Barr said. "We have to be somewhat sensitive to that," he added. Before the change, Parking Operations officials had said they insisted decals be on the bumpers because they wanted one universal, uniform place to look for the stickers. Students, faculty and administrators who have vehicles can still put the decals on the vehicle bumpers, if they choose. One administrative staff member felt so strongly about keeping her bumpers free of decals that she had refused to adhere to the rules and publicly protested Parking Operations . Julie Lepine, administrative assistant in the Office of Alumni Relations, wrote in an electronic-mail message that she used to place her parking stickers on the front and rear windshield of her car. Also attached to her vehicle was a large sign which read, "These are my Dartmouth College parking stickers.

Freshman woman attacked near Kiewit

An unidentified freshman woman was assaulted near Kiewit Computation Center in the early morning of May 30. About 3:15 a.m., the woman was grabbed from behind by her hair by a man who appeared to be drunk, according to a Safety and Security press release. The victim spun around and yelled at her assailant, causing him to flee toward Kiewit, the release states. The victim described her assailant as a college-aged male, six foot, 200 pounds and having dark, medium-length hair. Hanover Police Chief Nick Giaccone said the police department could not release any details regarding the assault. But he said police cannot make a complete investigation because they do not have enough information. "We have very little to go on," Giaccone said.

Graduates urged to take risks

Commencement speaker David Halberstam urged the Class of 1996 to take risks in their career choices at Dartmouth's 226th graduation ceremony June 9, where the threat of rain prevented diplomas from being awarded. Halberstam, a winner of the Pulitzer prize for his coverage of the war in Vietnam and the author of more than 12 books, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters degree. Halberstam, who said he was rejected when he applied to Dartmouth 46 years ago, said he is glad he was given a second chance at a Dartmouth degree. "You have made me particularly happy today," he said.

Pulitzer Prize-Winner David Halberstam to deliver address

From the war in Vietnam to the war between Bird and Johnson in the 1987 National Basketball Association finals, this year's commencement speaker has covered it all. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author and personal friend of College President James Freedman, David Halberstam will address the Class of 1996 at today's commencement ceremony.

Marks '96 is official Commencement bagpiper

You may not have run into Joshua Marks '96 during your College career thus far, but he will be impossible to miss at this morning's Commencement exercises. Marks will be leading the Commencement procession, playing his bagpipes and has had plenty of practice. Marks said he practices regularly in such remote campus locations as the graveyard, the Bema, and the Connecticut river. He tries to stay away from areas where he might disturb others, such as classrooms and residence halls, he said. Lately he has chanced practicing on the Green, where others could take notice, in order to prepare himself for today's procession. "I've been out there busting my chops for the past couple days," Marks said. He said he is looking forward to leading the procession but can't entirely rid himself of the butterflies in his stomach. "I'm very excited but I'm pretty sure I'll have stage fright," Marks said Thursday. He said it was not an easy task to replace the incumbent leader of the pack. "It was something I had to look into very early on," Marks said.

Clowdus, Glatze elected to ead DRA

BreeAnne Clowdus '97 and Mike Glatze '97 have been elected the new co-chairs of the Dartmouth Rainbow Alliance, the College's student organization for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and their supporters, replacing Herlena Harris '96 and Scott Reeder '96. Clowdus, the only one of four nominees to accept the nomination, was informed that she won the election yesterday in an e-mail message.

Hunt: journalists a target of cynicism

Montgomery Fellow Al Hunt, the executive Washington editor of The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones, analyzed the public's criticism of American media before an overflow crowd in 1 Rockefeller. Hunt said journalists are an easy target of a cynical American public. "Media bashing is as old as the Republic," he said. Hunt said the Vietnam War and the Watergate scandal changed the public's healthy skepticism into mass cynicism.

Hunger Awareness Week kicks off with charity run

In an effort to raise students' awareness of hunger issues, Students Fighting Hunger has planned week-long program aimed at relieving the Upper Valley's hunger crisis. "Hunger Awareness Week" kicked off yesterday with a Race Against Hunger and will end this Saturday with a Community Food Drive at local supermarkets. More than 40 students participated in yesterday's race, a five-kilometer run/walk through Hanover.

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