Friday, April 30, 2010
For some students, interest in Dartmouth came only after they had submitted their application. Leightling said he decided to apply to the College after examining the application, and chose to attend after he completed further research.
“To be completely honest, Dartmouth wasn’t on my radar at all,” he said. “[I applied because] their supplement looked relatively short, and also because my aunt told me it’s a great school.”
From my experience, that actually describes what happened to a lot of students I know.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
The best cities, according to this ranking? Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Austin, Denver, and Minneapolis.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Well, according to some new research from our very own Medical School, your parental units' over protectiveness has probably kept you from getting Good Sammed. Apparently, delaying when one begins watching R-rated movies can significantly delay when one begins drinking alcohol. In other words, two pediatricians have found a link between Die Hard and drinking hard.
Monday, April 26, 2010
After buying the Wall Street Journal three years ago, Murdoch made it his goal to destroy the New York Times. The first real shots in his war were fired today with the debut of the Journal's Greater New York section.
So will the new section be enough to peel away the affluent readers whom Murdoch craves and needs? Only time will tell, but the first iteration is certainly promising. Good features on the art world and other upscale New York issues - rats on the UES, a $28 Million Tribeca penthouse - and on lower brow items like the optimal MetroCard swipe technique.
It is, of course, much too early to deem the move a success or a failure, but it is worth noting that The Times is not taking the threat lightly. A particularly defensive ad ran on local New York television stations, as well.
So, if you're in the Metropolitan area, check it out. It might just be worth it.
Sunday, April 25, 2010
The piece in question is a take on America's greatest literary celebrity, at least according to Mr. Tom Wolfe: Mark Twain.
Save yourself the time of flipping through the paper and go directly to the back page.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Today, Paul Cormier was hired as the new coach for Dartmouth Basketball. The past twelve years he's been in the NBA as an assistant coach and an advanced scout. The fourteen years prior to this, he was the head men's basketball coach at Dartmouth College and Fairfield University. He was the most successful Dartmouth basketball coach in the past fifty years and his return is now official. In the words of UCONN Coach Jim Calhoun, "Paul Cormier's hiring is an absolute home run for Dartmouth. He has an incredible basketball IQ and there is no person that would fit better for Dartmouth. The game of college basketball is better today because of his hiring."
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Vice Pres: Brandon Aiono
2011 Class Council President: Joseph Coleman
2011 Class Council Vice President: Nadine Moezinia
2013 Class Council President: Georgia Travers
2013 Class Council Vice President: Reilly Bertasi
Committee on Standards:
William Mergner III
Sara Katherine Paxton
Green Key Society:
Nazar A. Alexander
Reba P. Gillis
Kamisha K. Hyde
Rebecca M. Lee
Emilyn J. Leiva
Hilary T. Nguyen
Michael C. Odokara-Okigbo
Bishnu K. Panigrahi
Abella K. Rutahindurwa
Richard T. Stephenson
Mary E. Tate
Alexander O. Tejeda
Chinedu C. Udeh
Max D. Yoeli
Sebastian S. Prieto La Noire
SA Class Representative - 2011, Jinhee K. Oh
SA Class Representative - 2013, All candidates won
I don't know why this information was delayed so many hours after voting ended...there's no paper trail to double-check, as all voting was completed online by DND authorized voters.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Can you identify the under-represented communities at Dartmouth? Of those named, what are the issues facing two of these communities?
Elena Falloon: Many of the underrepresented communities are part of the ICC. In no particular order, these include the LGBTQ community, the women and gender studies community, the environmental sustainability community, the Hispanic Community, the Pan Asian Council, the NADs, the African American community, the socioeconomic community, the accessibility community, the international community and the multi-faith community.
...They [international students] also face issues concerning financial aid that much of the campus doesn’t know about. For example, the financial aid plan of all students includes a portion that you are supposed to pay off through working on your leave term. But in some countries, it is impossible to make that amount because of the difference in value of currency. This is an issue that is largely ignored by the financial aid office even though it is an ongoing concern in the international community.
I have never met a person describing himself as a member of the accessibility or socioeconomic communities, but I imagine they have lively dinner parties. Disabilities did seem to be a common thread amongst all responses. I won't go into the currency argument as justification for favorable treatment toward international students; presumably most international students hail from Zimbabwe.
Brandon Aiono: There are so many underrepresented communities at Dartmouth that it would be hard to compile an exhaustive list, but these communities include: students of color from the Latino community to the black community, the Native American community, students from the Pacific Islands (fun fact: I’m Samoan!), students with disabilities, International students, students who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Curious, unaffiliated students, and so on…
3. What are acts of intolerance? Do you think SA has a responsibility to officially condemn said acts? What other policies or practices do you think SA can enact reactively and proactively in order to limit acts of intolerance?
Uthman Olagoke...Dartmouth needs to be an environment where everyone respects each other and their difference. So acts of intolerance are detrimental to my mission as SA President and I will not stand for it. I as SA President want to work with Parkhurst in creating a system that punishes and holds accountable organizations that willingly indulge in acts of intolerance.
That sounds fun.
That sounds fun.
Brandon Aiono: ...I would also like to say that I do not think it is enough for us to simply tolerate each other, we must also value the differences in experience and ideas that we each bring to Dartmouth and, by doing so, enrich our community.
Falloon is herself a member of KDE sorority, of course.
4. Compared to the number of minority students in the overall Dartmouth student body, only a small percent choose to affiliate with the Greek system. What are your thoughts?Elena Falloon: I think few minority students choose to affiliate with the Greek system because it largely represents an antiquated, white, old boys club. Dartmouth’s student population is the most diverse it has ever been, but our Greek system has yet to adapt. Most houses are homogenous, and Greek organizations are known for celebrating their old traditions, even when they are offensive to other students. Greek organizations also tend to only interact with other Greek organizations in programming or social events. Some minority students might say to themselves, “These houses are not places where I feel invited to enter, so the idea of being a brother/sister is out of the question.”...
Friday, April 16, 2010
After much reflection here in the quiet of our New Zealand valley, I have decided that in the future I will be devoting my time and energy to things other than Dartmouth College. To those of you who have spent time reading my posts on Dartblog over the past eight and a half months, thank you so much for your attention. I enjoyed writing my sincere perception of the truth for you.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Looks like you may be able to put down those pitchforks you took up during the time the alcohol stings came out.
The Hanover Police Department has recently made a procedural change in its response to alcohol emergencies involving underage students in need of immediate medical attention.
Responding Hanover officers will continue to assist the Hanover Fire Department at the scene but will not issue the underage person a citation at that time. If the underage person qualifies according to department guidelines for diversion, the responding officer will leave a Hanover Alcohol Diversion Program brochure with them and follow this up with an email notification reminding them of their obligation to contact the diversion program coordinator within seven (7) days in order to enroll in the program. A future record check at Hanover Police Department would indicate that the person had been referred to diversion in lieu of prosecution. Any person failing to contact the diversion coordinator within the specified time period will be served a summons and referred to court.
I view this as a very positive procedural change that enhances our efforts toward harm reduction. This new change in procedure is not to be taken as a license to engage in the reckless and dangerous use of alcohol. It is imperative that we continue our efforts to reduce excessive consumption of alcohol on campus. The responsibility is now on our community to foster a positive social atmosphere that sets new norms around the safe consumption of alcohol.
The work of the Student and Presidential Alcohol Harm Reduction Committee (SPAHRC) is critical in the identification and implementation of best practices for the safe management of alcohol on campus. We will continue to work with Hanover Police and the Town to address common concerns regarding alcohol. Hanover Police have graciously agreed to suspend compliance checks at this time. However, the onus is on our community to show progress in reducing unsafe drinking at Dartmouth.
As I have said on many occasions, my worst fear is that I will have to call the family of a student and tell them that their son or daughter has died as a result of the excess consumption of alcohol. Every student on our campus must play an active role in addressing this urgent call to action.
Taking care of each other is a hallmark tradition of the Dartmouth student community and we are hopeful that this change will only strengthen that tradition.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Rather than prove that he has actually produced a song other than the massacre of Imogen Heap that is "Whatcha Say", Jason Derulo chose to demonstrate how truly poor his lip syncing skills are. The mob of 13 girls behind me managed to scream more of his lyrics then he himself did. In addition to this, his dancing skills were put to shame by those of his background dancers, a fact for which he tried to compensate by ripping off his clothes with as much frequency as possible. The only redeeming part of his performance, in fact, was that it finally put an end to the opening act, Telephoned (there is only so much sequin shaking one can take). Coming on the heels of last year's Three 6 Mafia success, it is clear the Programming Board is really hitting it home with their concert lineups.
I can only imagine what the shirts say: "I got the clap and all I got was this free t-shirt!"
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Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
We found about 20 people gathered around a table in the middle of the Green. The Sun God was busy mugging for the various cameras and chatting with babes (read: MALS students). About 8 students had been given red Superman capes, one of whom was also wearing his own set of rollerblades. Two S&S officers were standing by, but they seemed unsure as to why.
We got a few comments from the gathered students. One who was outfitted in the complimentary Superman cape and fake Ray Ban sunglasses told us he was "there for love, man. And you can quote me on that". Done and done, you beautiful human being.
Anyone who has any particular in this man's quest to combat the "War on Love" can check out my interview in our latest issue, soon to be online and distributed on campus. Johnathan, thank you for your time and energies. If this story has taught me anything it's that even the most biting sarcasm will leave you unscathed and blissfully unaware.
Also check out the relevant source material here & here.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
They've just released their newest video, "Health Care Nightmare," a rap about the loss of freedom that has come with Obamacare. Yes, the Reagan carboard cutout makes a return appearance as well. In the words of Joe Biden, "This is a big f----- deal!"
How great that a true family man and all-around class act was able to prevail in the most hallowed of American sporting events.
Having met Mickelson a number of years ago, I can personally speak to the quality of his character, which stands in direct opposition to that of golf's biggest star.
Bravo that in this case the good guy really did win.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Thursday, April 08, 2010
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Monday, April 05, 2010
The talk this off-season has been all about the importance of defense and last night's Yankees-Sox game sure proved that, with a passed ball leading to the winning run.
Though this may be the dawn of another season, in the end the game remains the same - at least according to the eminent George Will.
Enjoy the season - after all, baseball is still America's pastime.