Victoria McGrane


Web Update: Tulloch pleads innocent to third indictment

Robert Tulloch pled not guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit murder today at an arraignment hearing at Grafton County Superior Court. In this third and latest indictment brought against the Vermont teen accused of killing Dartmouth professors Susanne and Half Zantop last January, prosecutors argue that Tulloch and alleged accomplice James Parker premeditated murder months in advance. In a motion to consolidate the conspiracy charge with the existing four first-degree murder charges against Tulloch, state prosecutors allege that the Zantop murders were only part of "an overall scheme by the defendant and James Parker to raise $10,000 illegally, to eliminate witnesses and to travel to Australia." Starting in July 2000, the two had conspired to enter several private homes with the intent of using violence to obtain ATM cards and PIN numbers, according to the motion released Monday.

Deflation or inflation? FSPs mean alternative grading

A term spent in an exotic locale, replete with little work, plenty of travel, and learning focused on experience. Or the most vigorous 10 weeks of your Dartmouth career, with highlights including tough classes, tougher grading, and barely enough free time to notice you're not in Hanover anymore. Either one could describe the experience of the 63 percent of Dartmouth students who participate in the College's 30 off-campus programs. The College grants each department total autonomy over the design and administration of its own off-campus programs, a policy that allows individual departments to craft a system they feel best benefits their students. The flip side of this policy, however, is that all study abroad grades are not created equal. One abroad amenity offered by many departments is the opportunity to take courses at a foreign university, taught by faculty from that university, in addition to courses with the Dartmouth faculty member who leads each trip. When it comes exam time, however, these professors do not use the letter-based grading scale of the American university system.

Tulloch arraigned on new charges

NORTH HAVERHILL, N.H. -- Robert Tulloch stood straight-faced and silent at his arraignment yesterday as Richard Guerriero, his attorney, entered an innocent plea on his behalf to two alternate charges of first degree murder in the deaths of Half and Suzanne Zantop. Lawyers for both Tulloch and the state also gave arguments on motions related to a number of evidentiary issues on which the judge will rule in the coming weeks. Although he did not speak during the proceedings at the Grafton County Superior Court, Tulloch appeared engaged, leaning over several times to make comments or perhaps ask questions of Guerriero during the prosecution's testimony. The charges heard yesterday -- the second set of indictments to be brought against Tulloch -- allege that the Vermont teenager knowingly killed the Zantops in the course of an armed burglary. As such, yesterday's charges also represent the first formal motive offered by prosecutors in the stabbing deaths of the two Dartmouth professors last January. Under the first set of charges, prosecutors must prove that Tulloch purposely killed the Zantops and his actions were premeditated and deliberate.

Student visas may be limited in wake of attack

Over the last few years, the United States has practiced an open-door policy towards foreign visitors and workers seen as beneficial to the American economy, including students, tourists and business people. But news that some of men involved in the Sept.

Seven '01 women share college experiences

The posters around campus advertised seven Dartmouth women, seven experiences. At last night's annual "Will the Women of Dartmouth Please Stand Up" in Lowe auditorium, seven Dartmouth '01 women shared a variety of stories, some serious, some hilarious.

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