Campus Confidential

Bright Idea
Expansion at the Thayer School of Engineering may require a new traffic light on West Wheelock Street, the primary road between Norwich and Hanover.

Waiting Game
The yield rate for the class of 2022 was so high—61 percent—that for the second consecutive year no applicants were accepted from the waitlist.

Capitol Achievement
A restoration project at the New Hampshire statehouse in Concord will include the cleaning of four murals painted in 1942, one of which depicts the College’s first commencement.

Welcome to the Woods
Volunteers who went north to help with the annual Second College Grant cleanup and maintenance weekend in mid-September were rewarded with a free stay in a Grant cabin.

Milton Goes Digital
English professor Thomas Luxon is offering a free online course on Paradise Lost via edx.org.

Watching You
Hanover police began wearing body cameras this summer.

Snakes!
The Hopkins Center sponsored a screening of Raiders of the Lost Ark on a large portable screen on the Green in August.

Rodents!
Despite a surge in the local rodent population due to an abundance of nuts, facilities operations and management received few reports during the summer: only 12 reports of mice, 4 of chipmunks, and just one for a squirrel.

Bad News
Elliott Fisher and Adam Keller, two bigwigs with the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, have been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into a complaint about their “conduct in the workplace,” according to the office of communications.

Copy Cat?
Dr. H. Gilbert Welch of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice resigned in protest after he was charged with plagiarizing a fellow researcher’s ideas for a piece published in The New England Journal of Medicine in 2016.

Yes, Sir!
U.S. Secretary of Defense Gen. James Mattis spoke to a U.S. foreign policy class on September 21.

Brothers in Arms
A dispute between trustees and membership of Sigma Phi Epsilon over the fate of the fraternity’s house has led to a lawsuit. Alumni are suing their board for the right to continue to lease the house to undergrad fraternity members—and to abolish a new substance-free policy.

Who Says It’s a Man’s Game?

Football coach Buddy Teevens ’79 hired two women as coaching interns during summer training camp. One of them, Callie Brownson, was then hired as an offensive quality control coach, making her the first full-time female coach in Division I history.

Sinking Feeling
Canoe Club, the Main Street restaurant that served Hanover since 2003, has gone out of business.

Foul ball
Colton French ’19 filed suit against Dartmouth for negligence after being hit by a baseball while pitching in Leverone Arena. French, who can no longer play baseball and has lost vision in one eye, is seeking unspecified damages.

Portfolio

Alumni Books
New titles from Dartmouth writers (May/June 2019)
Kitchen Table Diplomat
Entrée entrepreneur Steph Lawrence ’06 makes the world smaller, one meal at a time.
The Reluctant Luddite

Pulitzer-nominated author Nicholas Carr ’81 is a Net user of the first order. But is his brain paying for it?

Sharon Washington ’81
On acting and stagecraft

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