Tara Kyle


At the Parting of Our Paths

Remember that person who arrived in Hanover four years ago? Wide-eyed kid, maybe a little short or skinny, generally traveled in packs?

Diversity proponents and Jewish group honor former Dartmouth president James Freedman

NEW YORK -- Former Dartmouth president James O. Freedman urged the nation to continue promoting diversity in higher education at an American Jewish Committee tribute to the 68-year-old academic. Accepting the AJC National Distinguished Leadership Award, Freedman said that without strong diversity programs, Americans will "fail to meet our own aspirations" as a society. A packed crowd of AJC members and Freedman's colleagues in academia lauded him at the event, held in December inside Manhattan's Plaza Hotel. AJC President Harold Tanner praised Freedman for possessing both humility and humanity.

Assembly ponders Mugshots changes

At a quiet meeting yesterday evening, Student Assembly members discussed potential formats for an online version of the upperclass face guide Mugshots, which will replace the popular booklet during the 2004-2005 academic year. This fall will mark the last printing of Mugshots because, Summer President Julia Hildreth '05 said, the project creates a "huge burden for SA" --in costs, use of paper and man-hours of selling time. Each year, Mugshots sets the Assembly back some $7,000 in printing fees, while sales to students recoup roughly $3,000, and attempts to alleviate those losses have faltered, Summer Vice President Steve Koutsavlis '05 said. Instead, members will debut a web version intended to replace the faltering Dartmouth Interactive Directory. At issue for the Assembly is whether freshmen will be included in the new directory.

Friends, teammates support Shalka '05

Members of the Dartmouth community gathered last week at Rollins Chapel to show their support for Tricia Shalka '05 and her family as she recovers from injuries sustained in a hotel fire two weeks ago in Nimes, France. At the event, attendees lit candles and listened to music from the "Cider House Rules," which Shalka uses in her long freestyle skating program.

Shalka '05 could stay in hospital six weeks

The Dartmouth student seriously burned in a hotel fire in Nimes, France, attempted to escape her upper floor room by climbing out onto a ledge, the director of the French language program she is enrolled in said. Tricia Shalka '05, whose name had been withheld until her father's consent was given, is expected to remain in the burn center of Hospital Lapeyronie in Montpelier, France, for six weeks, French Language Study Abroad Faculty Director Andrea Tarnowski said.

Student's condition still critical

As of late yesterday, College officials reported no change in the condition of the Dartmouth student injured over the weekend in a hotel fire in Nimes, France. The student, who after initial treatment was transferred to a burn center in Montpelier, France, remains in critical but stable condition.

Student critically injured on LSA

A female Dartmouth student enrolled in the French department's Language Study Abroad program suffered serious burn injuries in a weekend hotel fire. The student, currently undergoing treatment at a hospital in France, is in critical but stable condition, according to Dean of the College James Larimore. Dartmouth administrators learned of the student's condition in the wee hours of Sunday morning and proceeded to put her parents and the LSA's faculty director in contact with support systems at Health Services, Off-Campus Programs and the Dean of the College Office. At present, College officials are waiting for updates while trying to "offer as much helpful advice and assistance to the parents as we can," Larimore said. French authorities are currently investigating the cause of the fire.

Outing Club is most popular student org.

Founded some 93 years ago to "stimulate interest in out-of-door winter sports," the Dartmouth Outing Club boasts both more members than any other student organization on campus and a longer history than any other college outing club in the nation. Students can also credit the DOC with the 1911 founding of Winter term's big celebration -- Winter Carnival, weekend of such traditions as the ice sculpture, polar bear swim and, until its much-lamented demise two years ago, Psi Upsilon's "keg jump." A wide-range of opportunities within the organization's 11 distinct clubs abound for everyone from the committed Idaho outdoors-person to the Park Avenue born-and-bred. Paddle On Among the most popular of DOC affiliates, the Ledyard Canoe Club rents out whitewater and flatwater kayaks and canoes from their dock just a short walk down the hill from the Treehouses and River Cluster on a seasonal basis to students interested in looking for a little excitement in between classes.

How to find your faith at Dartmouth

While it may not always receive as much attention as classes, athletics, parties and other aspects of college life, amid the flurry of activity, many Dartmouth students maintain active spiritual lives with help from an extensive network of religious organizations and services available at Dartmouth. The College stopped requiring students to perform daily worship in 1925, but many continue to participate in the prayers and services of their respective faiths through the several dozen groups available at Dartmouth and around the Upper Valley. Most campus religious organizations were formed under the support of the Tucker Foundation, which was founded to "further the moral and spiritual life of the College" and also oversees scores of community services projects and organizations.

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