Friday, October 29, 2004

Fluff Course

The next entrant in the long and glorious tradition of worthless learning for academic credit--this gem from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Season Ticket Sales Soar for Hockey

Season ticket sales for men's hockey have jumped 59% from last year, and are 6x's as high as they were for the 1999-2000 season. Roughly 40% of Thompson Arena is presold this year, not counting the student section. Some of that is probably due to the increase in the price of single game tickets to $9 a piece, while season ticket holders pay roughly 1/2 of that on a per game basis.

Year - Season Tickets Sold
99-00 - 295
00-01 - 539
01-02 - 832
02-03 - 1,046
03-04 - 1,159
04-05 - 1,841

An alum co-founded the Green Party?

Howie Hawkins '75, U.S. House candidate in Florida

Sunday, October 24, 2004

"Insourcing" study by Tuck prof

Here

Indian Football Heartbreak

Final Score - Columbia 9, Dartmouth 6

The Indians and Columbia faced off at Wien Stadium Saturday amidst hopes that Dartmouth could grasp their first win of the season against the winless Lions. Going into the second half, the Lions were ahead 6-0 after two field goals. Dartmouth gained good field position when Columbia quarterback Jeff Otis tossed an interception to Clayton Smith '05, and would later score with quarterback Charlie Rittger '06 from one yard out. After missing the extra-point attempt, the Indians allowed another field goal, finishing the game with 6 points versus Columbia's 9. This was the first win for Columbia since November 11th, 2003. The Indians next face undefeated Harvard in the Homecoming game Saturday, October 30th at Memorial Field.

Dartmouth Homecoming Schedule

For those alums making the trek back to campus, here's your spectator sports schedule:

Friday:
#2 Women's Hockey vs. Boston College - Thompson Arena - 5 PM

Saturday:
Football vs. Harvard - Memorial Field - 12:30 PM (yeah we're gonna get killed, but what's new there)
#12 Men's Hockey vs. Quinnipiac - Thompson Arena - 7 PM (NESN/CSTV)

Sunday:
#12 Men's Hockey vs. Connecticut - Thompson Arena - 7 PM

Saturday, October 23, 2004

Flip-Flops

This is why most newspapers don't endorse candidates during the primary--to avoid the awkward situation when their beloved candidate loses, and they need to endorse again. Apparently The Daily Dartmouth doesn't believe in this rule. After endorsing John Edwards "for President" during the primary, The D now feels the need (lest its anti-Bush credentials be questioned) to endorse John Kerry. Two endorsements, one election. A curious situation, indeed.

Friday, October 22, 2004

Panhandling Event?

Jonathan Lazarow '05 is organizing a "Rally for Change" this evening in front of Dartmouth Hall. The event, apparently non-political, is being billed as a community service opportunity for students.

The last "Rally for Change" in recent memory was in 2001.
J. Lawrence Scholer covered the fiasco.

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ELECTION WARM-UP WITH ROCK THE VOTE'S JEHMU GREENE

Free food, hot drinks, and entertainment.

Dartmouth Hall Lawn

99 Rock will be kicking it off at 4:30pm

First speaker is on at 5pm

AND, last chance to pre-register to vote in NH:
3:30 - 5 Collis Lobby.

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Better than the Lorax

The Lorax only spoke for the trees. One Dartmouth student speaks with them and heals them too.

According to the Daily D, pagan Emma Sloan '05 uses "the power of the universe" to mend sick trees that consent to her help.

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

This article

is disturbing on so many levels. Must've been a slow news day.

Columbia Writer Hates Dartmouth

Kwame Spearman, a sports writer for the Columbia Spectator, has it in for Dartmouth and its Indian football team. Spearman, who graduated from Denver's East High School with a 4.76 grade point average, bragged that rural and unsophisticated Dartmouth is "hardly even a safety school" for students like him. In an article from April, he modestly described himself as "a famed sports columnist" known for "humor, good looks, and knowledge of sports."

One Review contributor noted that Spearman's article failed to mention the greater likelihood of getting shot at Columbia.

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

TDR: Volume 25, Issue 3

The new issue of The Dartmouth Review is now available online. The issues pays homage to David McLaughlin, considered by many Dartmouth's last great president, as well as coverage of a bevy of leftist hawks trotted out for students' amusement over the past few weeks.

Friday, October 08, 2004

One Vermont Liberal Wasn't Enough

Apparently, the College wasn't satisfied hosting only one liberal Vermont politician tomorrow. Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy will speak to the Young Democrats in the 1930s Room at 2pm.

Socialist to Rant on Terror Bill

Vermont Rep. Bernie Sanders, the only Socialist in the House of Representatives, will speak on campus tomorrow about the USA PATRIOT Act's effect on civil liberties. The event will take place at 7pm in Filene Auditorium.

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Way to Patch up America?

In part one of a series (though I'm doubting that part 2 will materialize) Adam White of the Daily Dartmouth offers advice for learning how to live with your politically opposite neighbor. ie A wily Republican.

A brief excerpt:
Your friend is one of them. He or she is taking a ride on the G.O.P. train. You've devoted a lot of thought to this friend, and you've realized that you have only two choices: 1. Somehow learn to live with the friend. 2. Shoot the friend.
It's obvious what you have to do. You decide to shoot the friend. But then you remember that you're completely against guns because you watched most of Bowling for Columbine and were appalled by Charlton Heston's limp. You're left with only one option. Learn to live with the friend.


Read it all here (if you so choose).

Nobody (at the Cornell Review) Rages (Anymore? Ever did?)

In a post at NRO's The Corner, Jonah Goldberg said of Cornell Review staffers whom he met after a lecture: "...they seemed uninterested in post-oratory libation, which is always a dissapointment for me, personally and philosophically."

Monday, October 04, 2004

The new issue of the Review is online, complete with the requisite freshman-authored "Orientation was a Leftist Kindergarten Wonderland" article!

The Porn-Watcher Returns

Eyewitness reports indicate that the man who viewed pornography in the Library over the summer has returned. He was observed moments ago looking at porn in the basement of Carson Hall.

Sunday, October 03, 2004

New Dartmouth Blog

Andrew Samwick, just returning from the President's Council of Economic Advisers to head up Rocky, has started a blog called Vox Baby. There isn't much up yet, but what is there looks good.


Via Power Line.