Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Birthday, Eleazar!

On this date in 1711, almost three hundred years ago, a man was born in Windham, Connecticut to Ralph Wheelock and Ruth Huntington. His name was Eleazar Wheelock, and he would become the founder of our institution some fifty-eight years later.

"Girls Gone Wild" on campus!

Representatives of the franchise are here, but don't hold your breath for a "Girls Gone Wild: Ivy League Fantasies" release in the near future.

From: Panhellenic.Council@Dartmouth.EDU (Panhellenic Council)
Date: April 21, 2009 2:22:29 PM EDT

Not sure if all the houses have received info about this but please pass it on.

This morning, a woman was on the green wearing letters and was approached by men who wanted to interview women in houses. The men continued talking to this student regardless of her reluctance and informed her that they were from Girls Gone Wild and were looking for cute girls to talk to and interview. Again the student declined and sent a warning out to their house. This is not the first time in the last few years that this has happened. Safety and Security has received this information and is looking for these men. If anyone from your house is approached please contact S&S.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

TEC-T to Reveal Two Blitzmail Replacement Options

This is from the Dartmouth Daily Update that just arrived in my inbox.
The Task Force on Email and Collaboration Technology is holding information sessions from noon to 1 p.m. on April 28 and 29 in Haldeman 041 to update the community on the assessment of potential replacements for BlitzMail and Oracle Calendar, and to demo the two products under consideration.

For more information about the sessions, see

Emphasis added. Our guess at TDR as that these will, in fact, be Microsoft Exchange and GMail. Remember, you heard it here first!

UPDATE (4/22): I learned today that the two products will in fact be Google and Microsoft from a member of the task force. The system eventually chosen will be free for the College but will carry advertisements; this may be slightly inconvenient for those using the system, but in the face of budget cuts, it's a wise and prudent move. I also learned that the system will retain the Blitzmail name and will carry unlimited mailbox size. The system will be in place for the class of 2013 when they arrive next fall.

Friday, April 17, 2009

College Republicans Like to Party

Not to be outdone by nation-wide hordes of histrionic Ron Paul supporters, the College Republicans will be staging their very own "tea party" on the green this afternoon. In an apparent socialist counter-protest, numerous Greek houses will be hosting "beer parties" later this evening. More as the situation develops.

From: College.Republicans@Dartmouth.EDU
Subject: TEA PARTY
Date: April 17, 2009 12:36:54 PM EDT
To: Recipient list suppressed
Reply-To: College.Republicans@Dartmouth.EDU

Hey everyone,

We'd love to see you out on the green today at 3pm for our tea party. If you can
come, even for a short time, please do -- and wear your Dartmouth College Republicans
T-shirt or other GOP stuff if you've got it.

Thanks! See you at 3!

Monday, April 06, 2009

ISI Lecture on Understanding Radical Islam

Looks pretty interesting. In case you can't see the picture for whatever reason, it'll be given by on April 14th in Rocky 3 at 4:30 p.m.