By Sophia Di Paolo
Published on Friday, February 10, 2012
Andrew Lohse ’12, who recently gained widespread attention for his allegations of hazing at his former fraternity, pled guilty on Monday to charges of disorderly conduct stemming from an October 2011 incident on the Green. Lohse was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct on October 21 near the bonfire set up in the center of the Green for Dartmouth Night. Lohse entered the roped-off area around the fire, and when a female Safety and Security officer instructed him to move back behind the ropes, Lohse threw a chair at the officer. His subsequent arrest placed him under protective custody for alcohol consumption. Lohse was ordered to pay a $310 fine, which has since been suspended for a year if he commits no further offenses. Lohse previously pled guilty to charges of unlawful possession and an intoxication violation and no contest to charges of witness tampering and cocaine posession in 2010, stemming from an incident involving suspected cocaine use at his former fraternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Lohse’s allegations of hazing at SAE and an inadequate administrative response appeared in a Jan. 25 opinion column in The Dartmouth.
A single-engine plane crashed on Thursday at Lebanon Municipal Airport, the Rutland Herald reported. The pilot, who was the plane’s single occupant, died in the crash, according to a Federal Aviation Administration official quoted in the Rutland Herald. The plane went down near the end of the runway at approximately 2 p.m. The cause of the crash has not been determined, and FAA officials are unsure if the plane was taking off or landing, the Rutland Herald reported. The incident is currently under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board, according to the Rutland Herald.
PSAT scores suggest that a more diverse student population could succeed in Advanced Placement courses than currently does, Inside Higher Ed reported. According to a review of PSAT scores from students of varying racial backgrounds, many students, especially African-Americans, who earn high scores on the standardized test could do well in AP courses but choose not to enroll. College Board officials said interest in enrolling in these courses could be fueled by increasing the number of AP courses offered in schools, especially those outside the eastern seaboard, Inside Higher Ed reported.