Valerie Silverman


Campus cupid plays matchmaker

In the spirit of proliferating online dating services like, two senior women have taken it upon themselves to provide students with a College dating service.

Author advocates 'new paradigm' in race issues

Race is a national obsession, even though we may not realize that it is on our minds. And, Frank Wu stressed in a lecture yesterday, race means more than black or white. "You will miss the fastest growing demographic groups of this country if you truly think that everyone must be either black or white," Wu said in explaining his motivation for studying, teaching and writing about race, particularly in his book "Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White." Wu expressed a wish to introduce a "new paradigm" that includes Asian Americans and other races. A charismatic and engaging speaker, Wu opened with a story, assuring the audience that "this happens to every Asian American male between the ages of four and 80." He described the common, seemingly comical occurrence of encountering a seven-year-old boy while walking down a street.

Conference to explore ethics of courage, valor

While ethicists are known for studying scandal and dishonorable behavior more often than the admirable, Dartmouth's Ethics Institute will hold a conference this Saturday that will examine the ethics associated with courageous and moral behavior. The conference will consist of four keynote speakers, whose morally courageous behavior fits into the categories: Holocaust Rescuers, 9/11 -- Response to a National Crisis, Personal Acts of Heroism and Military Valor.

Numbers rise for spring rush

The second year of spring rush wrapped up with sororities offering an increased number of bids and Gamma Delta Chi again attracting a significantly larger spring pledge class than any other fraternity. Completing an over week-long process for sororities and a shorter stint for fraternities, participants in spring rush have recently received and accepted their bids for membership. Between nine and 12 bids were given out by each of the six sororities, while the number of bids for fraternities ranged from one to 18.

Spring rush numbers see gains from 2002

Registration for spring rush stands at an all-time high, continuing a Winter term trend which saw large numbers of students eager to join Greek houses. The high number of women participating in sorority rush "indicates that people are feeling more positive about the status of the Greek system and community," said Julia Keane '04, Vice President of Recruitment for the Panhellenic Council. Rush for women begins this Saturday.

Greek leaders garner awards

After meeting with representatives of Greek organizations from other universities at the Northeast Greek Leadership Association Conference in Pittsburgh last weekend, Dartmouth students who attended returned with several awards and new ideas about Greek goals and values. Two attendees, Kevin Watkins '03 and Leah Wright '03, received "Greek Leaders of Distinction" awards, while the Panhellenic Council came home with three awards. "The people facilitating the conference gave us a lot of insight on how to improve relationships between houses and between councils," said Soojung Rhee '04, President of Panhell and a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. Thirteen Dartmouth Greek leaders attended the conference, primarily representing the Panhellenic Council, the Inter-Fraternity Council, and the National Panhellenic Council.