The Mannella Protocol
After a legal settlement with student Staci Mannella ’18, who is legally blind, the College plans to enact new policies to support disabled students and establish a mandatory training program for faculty.
Going to Pot
The N.H. legislature has taken the first steps toward legalizing marijuana in the state.
Conservative firebrand Dinesh D’Souza ’83 made a predictably raucous speaking appearance in February sponsored by Dartmouth Republicans and Young America’s Foundation.
Winter Carnival featured a squirrely scavenger hunt. Students who found plastic acorns hidden around campus could redeem them for prizes.
Honesty is the Best Policy
The Committee on Standards heard only 17 academic honor principle cases in 2017-18, the lowest number in a decade.
Yahoo ranked Hanover the fourth best hockey town in the country.
Tuck is one of only two top-20 business schools that bucked the trend of declining M.B.A. applications last year.
Be More Chill
Sophomore Summer just got a lot cooler: Students this year will be housed in air-conditioned dorms, unlike previous years.
At least four “Dartmouth 250” banners hanging on campus were stolen during winter term. Two have been returned.
Several students launched an app that lets users know how long the lines are at King Arthur Flour Café in Baker Library.
Talk about long lines: More than 2,300 people crammed into the Class of ’53 Commons for a dinner featuring menu items from 10 local eateries in late January.
Composer Oliver Caplan ’04 is working on a major symphony for winds that will include four movements, each inspired by a beloved Dartmouth place. The College Wind Ensemble will debut the work this fall.
Provost Joe Helble was part of a large group of higher ed leaders who met recently with billionaire Michael Bloomberg in New York City to discuss ways to recruit more low-income students.
Hanover Country Club head pro and women’s team coach Alex Kirk won the 2019 New England PGA Patriot Award for leading golf clinics for local veterans.
Last year’s health survey results indicate students are not drinking more alcohol than in 2017, but the use of “nicotine delivery” systems is slightly up, as is marijuana use.
Vote for me
Presidential candidates for 2020 who’ve already made visits to Hanover: John Delaney, Kirsten Gillibrand ’88, and Jay Inslee.
The state of New Hampshire plans to erect a roadside marker in Hanover that extolls the founding of BASIC computer language, developed on campus in 1964.