In the spring, an anonymous donor gifted local veterans organization Project VetCare with $375,000 to purchase an off-campus house for student veterans. The house was expected to provide a space apart from younger, non-veteran undergraduates, where veterans could foster a sense of community through casual meetings and daily interactions.
Amid national discussion about the lack of job prospects for newly minted Ph.D.’s, just four out of the 95 students who received Dartmouth Ph.D.’s in June still seek employment. Dean of graduate studies Jon Kull wrote in an email that it is not too difficult for Dartmouth Ph.D. recipients to find positions, particularly because Dartmouth only offers science doctorates.
Town officials say they hope to see solar panel arrays become a more regular feature in Hanover. Roughly 200 people attended an informational meeting at Hanover High School on Thursday to discuss the Solarize Upper Valley initiative, which aims to capitalize on government financial incentives and collective buying power to equip as many as 300 Upper Valley homes with solar power in the next year.
The Student and Presidential Committee on Sexual Assault released its 2014 recommendations Friday morning, calling for the College to release more comprehensive data on sexual violence, support Greek organizations that wish to become co-ed and ban Bored at Baker, among other suggestions. The 21 recommendations span prevention, education and response.
This term, a group of introductory math students have seen their classroom “flipped,” with theories and formulas taught through online Khan Academy videos and class time reserved for discussion. The class — professor Scott Pauls’s Math 3 section — is part of the Gateway Initiative, a three-year program that will redesign 12 high-enrollment courses.
Revisions to federal regulations require Dartmouth to include data on faculty and staff who self-identify as veterans and people with disabilities in its 2014-15 Affirmative Action Plan, alongside data on gender and race. To comply with the regulations, the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity will analyze how many self-identified veterans and people with disabilities apply, are employed by and leave the College each year.
A small group of students gathered last night in One Wheelock to read and listen to poems, stand-up comedy and music about black lives. For 18 years, Oct. 22 has marked a national day of action responding to police brutality and criminalization.