Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Irony Alert

Posted to the "Free Food" blitz bulletin--

"Is Eating Getting the Better of You?"

We know that when a student is suffering it effects friends, teammates, hall-mates and all members of their smaller communities. We hope that this screening will not only identify students who would benefit from support, but enable students to better recognize signs and symptoms of this debilitating illness in others.

For the eating disorder screening students fill out a 5 minute survey and review it one on one with a screener. All students who participate will get a FREE T-SHIRT (while supplies last) for 5 to 10 minutes of their time.


Wednesday, Feb. 8th
11am - 2 pm
Collis Common Ground

Laura Rubinstein
Coordinator of Health Programs,
Dartmouth College
phone: 603.650.1531

UMass-Amherst's War on Fun

This news story out of UMass-Amherst is, in the words of Dan Linsalata '07, "truly astonishing." UMass's Daily Collegian doesn't have anything on the story yet, but one wonders how the school's administration intends to enforce many of the policies -- especially the restriction on the quantity of alcohol upper-class students can possess. Also, in a place like Amherst with so many other colleges in the immediate vicinity, I imagine the new policy will mainly lead to UMass exporting its drunkeness to Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith.

UPDATE: UMass has posted a press release about the decision on their website, although it doesn't look to offer much more insight into the changes.

We are here!!

>From: Cluster-East.Wheelock@Dartmouth.EDU (Cluster-East Wheelock)
>Subject: The Center for Women and Gender: You're Invited!
>Date: 30 Jan 2006 16:13:58 -0500
>Bulletin Topic: Cluster - East Wheelock
>Expires: 3 Feb 2006 16:13:38 -0500

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^The Center for Women and Gender would like to announce: WE ARE HERE!!^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

****************** We hope you didn't forget about us! Or, maybe you've never stopped in for a visit!*****************

Join the CWG as we present all of the changes we've made to the center! We have NEW paint, NEW staff, and have been waiting to show it off to you!!

Learn what the CWG has to offer as far as programming, resources, hang-out and meeting space, and fantastic people you should know!

When?: February 2, 2006

Where?: The Center for Women and Gender, of course!
~~~~~~ 6 Choate Rd. (In the Choates cluster between Brown and Cohen)

Will there be food?: Absolutely! The good folks from Taste of Africa will be bringing us some amazing cuisine to try!

Anything else?: Students from the Studio Art department have graciously decided to display some work at the center...now you have to stop in!!!

<<< Please contact the Center for Women and Gender with questions at 646-3456, or send us a friendly e-mail! >>>


Monday, January 30, 2006

Pulitzer Winner Wasserstein Dead at 55

Playwright Wendy Wasserstein, last year's Montgomery Fellow, succumbed to Lymphoma today. She leaves behind a young daughter and a body of much-loved plays and movies including "The Heidi Chronicles" and "The Object of My Affection." While at Dartmouth during the spring and summer, she taught and presented in classes and assisted in the production of the Theater Department's Mainstage Summer play, "The Heidi Chronicles."

Sunday, January 29, 2006

It's back...

From: Cluster-East.Wheelock@Dartmouth.EDU (Cluster-East Wheelock)
Subject: Sex Festival information!
Date: 25 Jan 2006 15:31:52 -0500
Bulletin Topic: Cluster - East Wheelock
Expires: 31 Jan 2006 15:31:24 -0500

~~~~~~~~~~~~~ What could be better than a SEX FESTIVAL!?!? Nothing! That's why we're having one!!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~

Here's what it is: A festival devoted to talking about all things related to SEX!

What we need:
* Students, faculty, and staff interested in participating or helping for this years event...oh! and interested in talking about healthy SEXuality!
* Folks who want to have fun!

Here's how it works:
* Each group of folks will have its own booth at the festival, with its own unique theme.
* Your booth MUST be 4 things:
1. Fun!
2. Educational!
3. Interactive!
4. Promote HEALTHY and POSITIVE dialogue around sex!
* We want you to come up with your own theme, but if you need some ideas, we've got some for you to use!
* We also need folks who would just like to help out by passing out latex, hanging out at a booth that needs some help, or maybe passing out information...basically...if you want to help out, but don't want a booth...let us know you're interested and what you'd like to do!

When and where is it?!:
* Monday...February 13th, from 5-8pm in Collis Common Grounds!

Deadlines and stuff:
* Your amazing idea, or at least your note of interest, is due by JANUARY 31st!!!
* Just let us know what your group is thinking of and what it might involve!
* Plan to be there by 4:00 on the 13th to set-up!
* Have fun with this and make sure we're learning something!!!

Who can we contact!?:
* Please blitz the Center for Women and Gender for more information, or call us at 646-3456!

Friday, January 27, 2006

Rago in WSJ

TDR editor emeritus Joe Rago '05 weighs in on the cult of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg in the Wall Street Journal online.

Re: Torino

I would also add that Dartmouth's total of 13 athletes is nearly half of the entire Ivy League's count of 27 competitors.

Update: Dartmouth at Torino

Four Dartmouth students and alums will be representing three nations as they compete in the Alpine Skiing competition at the Torino Winter Olympic Games. According to Dartmouth's official newsletter, this raises the number of Dartmouth affiliated competitors to 13 for this year's games. Again continuing the tradition of Dartmouth's participation in every Winter Olympics since 1924.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

TDR Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Gala

The Dartmouth Review requests the pleasure of your company at its gala commemorating its twenty-fifth anniversary on Friday, the twenty-first of April at six o'clock, The Union League Club, New York City. [get more information or buy tickets online]

Monday, January 23, 2006

NACUBO endowment data

The National Association of College and University Business Officers has released some new information on college endowments. It's definitely worth perusing.

The general index may be found here, while the main table, comparing 746 university endowments by total assets, is here (Warning: Large PDF).

Dartmouth is #22 in total assets, and, if the College's endowment increases 10.6%, as it did last year, the next year will see Dartmouth break the $3 billion barrier. Though I haven't calculated everything out, I suspect Dartmouth ranks higher in per-student endowment.

Unfortunate Photo

Today's Daily Dartmouth features an article about a Tuck program to introduce more women and minorities to Wall Street careers. But perhaps this wasn't the best photo for them to run alongside the article.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

New Issue Online

The latest issue of The Dartmouth Review may now be found online.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Grossman '02 Corrects Simon '06

Andrew Grossman, former Editor of The Dartmouth Review, most recent letter to the editor corrects Justine Simon's Palestinian apologia in today's Dartmouth.

Konrad '89 Makes Olympic Team

Sarah Konrad '89 will soon make history as the first US female athlete to compete in two events in the Olympic Games. She will be joined by six other Dartmouth graduates: Carl Swenson '92, Carolyn Treacy '06, Sarah Parsons '09, Kristin King '02, Gillian Apps '06, Katie Weatherston '06 and Cherie Piper '06. Interestingly, Dartmouth athletes have competed in every Winter Olympic Game since 1924.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Preysman '04 wins Mitchell

Congratulations are in order for Daniel Preysman '04, who was recently named a Mitchell Scholar, the first Dartmouth student or alumnus so honored.

Raising Awareness

Date: 16 Jan 2006 11:08:17 EST
From: Cluster-East Wheelock
Subject: Thievery from Refridgerators
To: (Recipient list suppressed)


Once more, into the breach about refridgerator issues...

I have received numerous reports of EW Residents who have had their food (which had been labeled with their name on it) being taken/eaten from both the Brace and McCulloch fridges.

If you are taking food that is not yours from the kitchens, this is stealing, and should stop. Just because food is in a public place does not imply a right to eat that food.

I'm not personally naive enough to believe that this e-mail will stop people from eating food, but I do want to raise awareness of this issue. Please remember to label your own food.

If you have any questions or concerns about this, please don't hesitate to contact me.


Michael Lord
Community Director
East Wheelock Cluster

Friday, January 13, 2006

Breaking News

An article from today's issue of The Dartmouth has made the Drudge Report. The article reported on Rev. Al Sharpton's MLK speech sponsored by the Young Democrats on campus yesterday.

Due to the constantly updated nature of the Drudge Report the hyperlink is republished for you here:

"Sharpton rails Bush in pre-MLK speech..."

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Al Sharpton

You might think it was someone's idea of a sick joke, but it's not -- activist/minister/demagogue Al Sharpton is speaking today in Alumni Hall, courtesy of the Young Democrats, as a part of Dartmouth's celebration of Martin Luther King Day.

By the by, what ever happened to the sitcom that Sharpton was going to star in?

Monday, January 09, 2006

New Issue Online

Today's issue of the Review is now online at www.dartreview.com.

Rosenbaum '63 Murdered

David Rosenbaum '63 died yesterday after being violently beaten and robbed near his Chevy Chase home in Washington, DC on Friday night. Rosenbaum, who was 63 years old, had been an editor and reporter for the New York Times' Washington Bureau since 1968. During the course of his career, he served as Chief Congressional Correspondent, Chief Domestic Policy Correspondent, and special projects editor, among other positions. He had also lectured at the College.

Washington police are still looking for leads in the case.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Victory At Home

Excellent news has come from the U.S. Army's Cadet Command, the organization that administers the national ROTC program. Maj. Gen. W. Montague Winfield announced that eligible Dartmouth students enrolled in the ROTC program would receive a full scholarship thanks in part to TDR.

We, the TDR staff, would like to congratulate Dartmouth's ROTC program for their victory.

Beware: Prowler

As a "victim" of the River Prowler I felt it appropriate to post the warning sent out by Safety and Security of a spike in "suspicious behavior" at Dartmouth.

>From: Rebel.L.Roberts@Dartmouth.EDU (Rebel L. Roberts)
>Subject: Dartmouth Safety and Security Alert
>Date: 5 Jan 2006 14:32:39 -0500
>Bulletin Topic: Safety and Security
>Expires: 10 Mar 2006 14:31:20 -0500

Dartmouth Safety and Security Alert

The Department of safety and Security and the Hanover Police are investigating 3 incidents of suspicious behavior occurring near or on the campus.

On Monday afternoon January 2 two female students were approached on South Main St. in Hanover by a male who engaged them in an inappropriate conversation. The women called Hanover Police who responded but the suspect had left the area.

On Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning students reported that a male acting suspiciously appeared to be looking into the rear lower level windows of residence halls in the River Cluster. In both cases Safety and Security and Hanover Police responded and searched the area. No suspect was located in either incident.

The suspect is described as being a white male in his early to mid twenties, 5'-09" to 6'-0" in height, with slender build and short dark hair. It is unknown at this time if the incidents are related.

Safety and Security has increased patrols on campus and around the residential areas.

Dartmouth Safety and Security encourages anyone having any information on any of these incidents or witnessing suspicious behavior to call Dartmouth Safety and Security at 646-4000 or Hanover Police at 643-2222.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Back for the Winter

And the snow has just begun.

But that's all right, because thanks to James Wright's intern, we have COMPUTERS today.

>Date: 05 Jan 2006 10:49:54 EST
>From: Presidents Intern
>To: (Recipient list suppressed)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~TODAY! CALLING ALL STUDENTS!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Dr. Patrick Langley is the first candidate for Director of the newly established Neukom Institute for Computational Science
at Dartmouth. He will be giving a lecture entitled "A Vision for Computational Science" TODAY at 3pm in 28 Silsby.

*********Comee LISTEN to Dr. Langley's LECTURE! Ask questions! Be INFORMED about the Development of the Neukom Institute!***********

For more information about the Neukom Institute visit: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~news/releases/2004/03/08.html

Hope you can attend!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~TODAY! CALLING ALL STUDENTS!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~