Tracy Landers


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Alumni achieve success in entertainment world

Animators Phil Lord '97 and Chris Miller '97 return to campus this Green Key weekend to present a collection of their animated films, including two segments from their MTV series "Clone High, USA." Their edgy adult cartoons, which are currently on hiatus due to an unresolved controversy over the depiction of a 16-year-old genetic clone of Mahatma Gandhi, will grace the Loew Auditorium screen tonight at 7 and 9 p.m. The crowd will get a chance to see episodes, such as "Litter Kills -- Literally," which have yet to be shown on prime time television despite the fact that Lord said that the show is "not dead forever." According to Lord, the show attracted an audience of 1.4 million, but that was not enough to prevent MTV from buckling under pressure from Indian politicians. Despite the uncertain status of their show, Lord and Miller are not worried about the future of "Clone High." They are both currently working on their own projects and have signed a two-year contract to work for 20th Century Fox.


Title IX largely benefits whites, leaving minority women out

Kiva Wilson's slender frame, big voice and outspoken friendliness make her a perfect coxswain for the women's light-weight crew team -- if she still wanted to row. Wilson '04 was at one point the only African-American woman on a year-round team that demanded a tight bond with fellow athletes who, despite being some of her closest friends, did not share her cultural background. Coming from Columbia, North Carolina, Wilson returned home her first winter break and found it comically difficult to explain her new sport.


Dartmouth influences, but rarely controls, Hanover govt.

Five minutes spent at the intersection of Main and Wheelock Streets would be enough to convince the casual observer that the Town of Hanover and Dartmouth College are inextricably linked. But despite the constant flow of people, cars, goods and services, few students are aware of the intricacy of this relationship at the governmental level. The actions of the town's Board of Selectmen, the highest level of local government, influences aspects of campus life from water quality to construction of new dorms to late-night noise levels.


Grad students receive degrees

Students from the three graduate schools, Dartmouth Medical School, Tuck School of Business Administration and Thayer School of Engineering, shared the excitement and reward of graduation ceremonies this Saturday.


Goodwin details Arab women's woes

Jan Goodwin, an award-winning journalist who in 1995 published an account of her travels through 10 Arab countries, shared her haunting experiences of the repression of women in the Arab world in a crowded Carpenter Hall last Thursday night. Her speech, as well as her book, entitled "Price of Honor," detailed the powerful effects that the rise of extremism has had on Islamic women.


Oliver Bernstein '03 receives Cardozo award

Oliver Bernstein '03, this year's recipient of the Ranny B. Cardozo '78 Prize for Most Outstanding Junior, describes his dedication to the local and global environmental movement as "realistically optimistic." A conversation with Bernstein reveals these two sides of his personality -- the logical eloquence of a scholar and the energetic compassion of a campus leader -- which led Class of 2003 Dean Teoby Gomez and a committee of six seniors to elect him for this award. Bernstein's main focus since coming to Dartmouth from Miami has been to increase environmental awareness on campus through organizations such as Environmental Students of Dartmouth and Environmental Conservation Organization, both of which he has chaired. "Activism is my bread and butter.


AD lawn party remains Green Key weekend highlight

Tomorrow afternoon, Alpha Delta fraternity will continue its decades-old tradition of outdoor alcohol and live music despite increased pressure from the College to control underage and dangerous drinking. The atmosphere of wild abandon that has characterized the AD lawn party in past years will most likely be toned down as Safety and Security officers and six sober monitors scan the crowd for incidents of students without wrist bands drinking alcohol not provided by the AD basement. Weeks ago AD went through a grueling process of acquiring an exception from the Office of Residential Life, Safety and Security and Dean of the College James Larimore to allow outdoor alcohol consumption for students over the age of 21. While fraternity members would likely have been even more dissatisfied with an outright ban on all outdoor drinking, AD officers expressed frustration and disappointment with the College's strict new policies. Unlike past years, students who bring their own alcohol to the lawn party -- classically disguised in opaque Nalgene bottles -- face not only an Safety and Security write-up, but also the wrath of AD brothers who are eager to avoid a backlash of alcohol policy violations. AD social chair Scott Rutherford '03 expressed doubt about the ability of his house to control the drinking habits of the hundreds of students from all classes that come to the lawn party. "We're going to put forth our best effort, but the idea that no one will bring their own alcohol doesn't seem feasible.


Hillel votes to take pro-Israel stance

Dartmouth Hillel members voted last night to submit a pro-Israel advertisement to The Dartmouth, making a campus-wide statement with which some among the roughly thirty-five students present at the meeting strongly disagreed. The advertisement, reading "Wherever we stand, we stand with Israel," is a statement supported by many Hillel International-affiliated organizations across America and is intended to encompass the variety of opinions held by "Diaspora Jews," Rabbi Edward Boraz said. Some students said that the statement is an important expression of support for Israel, but others suggested it could alienate Jews who do not agree with Israel's current political policies. "This has the potential to be something less than peaceful," Jessica Goldberg '03 said.


Tucker's Lord alienates some student leaders

Stuart Lord, the Dean of the Tucker Foundation has worked at a feverish pitch since coming to Dartmouth two years ago, but some student leaders say he has had a polarizing effect on the Foundation. Program chairs and interns who work with Lord tend to fall into one of two categories -- those who see Lord as a charismatic, positive role model, and those who take issue with his aggressive leadership style.


Dawdi defends a peaceful Islam

Professor Jama A. Dadwi of St. Mary's University in Halifax, Canada, provided an in-depth and positive look at the realities behind Islamic concepts such as peace, brotherhood and Jihad in last night's most recent Islamic Awareness Week event. Beginning his defense of Islam, entitled "Islam, Peace and Sept.