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Petition Will Not Help Expelled Dartmouth Students

dartmouthgreenAccording to The Dartmouth the online petition created by Sebastian Lim and Daniel Ro will not play a role in their disciplinary process according to College spokesperson Diana Lawrence. Lim and Ro admitted to causing the Oct. 1 fire in Morton Hall in an online petition on the Care2 petition site.

In the letter, titled “Change Our Lives,” Ro and Lim apologized for their actions and asked people to sign the petition in support as the two have been expelled from the College for posing “a threat to the community at large.”

Morton Hall is currently uninhabitable as a result of extensive smoke and water damage caused by the fire.
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Dartmouth Students Organized Anti-Trump March

dartmouthgreenProtests against Donald Trump winning the US Presidency broke out yesterday not only in major US cities but in Hanover. Yesterday afternoon over 300 Dartmouth students, faculty and Upper Valley community members joined in a “Walk for Love and Justice”. The event was a protest against President Elect   Donald J. Trump.

Alyssa Jorgensen ’17 and Ashley Zepeda ’18 and others organized the event. The march began at the Green following a sit in where on Tuesday night students had camped out and held a sit in. The protest started with about 100 and ended up with a crowd of about 300.

Protesters shouted “Love trumps hate,” “No justice no peace,” “F#ck Donald Trump” and “Black Lives Matter.” Demonstrators occupied the right lane of Main Street and brought traffic to a standstill on Main Street.

Endowments Down at Dartmouth

dartmouthgreenDartmouth College’s endowment posted a 1.9 percent investment loss for its fiscal year that ended June 30.According to a press release on Friday by the College. The overall endowment value at $4.5 billion shows a 4 percent decline from last year’s figure of about $4.7 billion.

A statement from Chief Investment Officer Pamela L. Peedin ’89, Tu ’98 attributed these declines to a volatile global economy. 

In fiscal year 2015, Dartmouth’s endowment earned 8.3 percent, buoyed by large investment returns and gifts. Over the past 20 years, the College’s endowment has posted an average annualized return of 10.2 percent.

Construction of Arts Building Moves Forward

colby-sawyer collegeConstruction of Colby-Sawyer’s long-planned arts building is underway and moving towards its opening in the fall of 2017. The project began in June with the dismantling of Colby Farm. Last week the foundation footers were poured and in December, the steel frame, sheathing and insulation, trusses and roof will be in place. Interior work will continue in the enclosed building over the winter.

The 15,000 square foot building will offer studios, a state-of-the-art black box theater and a fine art gallery with views of Mt. Kearsarge. In addition, the facility will have offices for faculty and outdoor art areas. Sustained fundraising efforts will enable the college to complete the project without incurring new debt.

Colby Sawyer To Offer Master of Nursing Degrees

colby-sawyer collegeColby-Sawyer College will expand its nursing education options this fall by offering its first Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.). The 37-credit program was developed with Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H), the college’s longtime partner in the health professions, Program graduates will be eligible to sit for their Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) certification exam. CNLs are highly skilled clinicians who focus on outcomes-based practice and quality improvement. CNLs oversee the care coordination over a group of patients using evidence-based practice and provide care to patients in complex situations.

Colby-Sawyer’s M.S.N. program, co-designed by nursing leaders from Colby-Sawyer and D-H, will initially enroll a cohort of 12 part-time students from a segment of DHMC employees to fill the demand for the new role of Clinical Nurse Leader. Applications from the D-H system and other health care organizations are now being accepted for the fall semester.


Colby-Sawyer Welcomes President Elect

stuebenColby Sawyer College welcomed their President Elect on Tuesday. Susan D. Stuebner Ed.D will be the college’s ninth president. On a recommendation of a 12-member search committee, the College Board of Trustees unanimously approved Stuebner’s appointment.  Stuebner has over two decades of experience in higher education and is currently the executive vice president and chief operating officer at Allegheny College in Meadville PA.

Stuebner replaces President Thomas Galligan Jr. who announced in September that he would not seek a third term after 10 years in office. Galligan accepted the position of dean of Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center where he starts on July 1. On July 1, Stuebner will assume her duties as the college’s president.

Dartmouth Sorority Receives Suspension

dartmouthgreenA Dartmouth Sorority has received a one-term suspension. Dartmouth’s Organizational Adjudication Committee has suspended Kappa Delta Epsilon (KDE) sorority for one term, effective immediately. In addition, the suspension KDE will be on social and College probation through Jan.3, 2017. The disciplinary measures are in connection with the sorority’s violation of College Standards of Conduct during a social event at their house in November of 2015

Dartmouth Grad Student’s Death Still Under Investigation

Scott SmedinghoffThe Dartmouth reports it was a Dartmouth Grad student who was found deceased by Lebanon Police last Friday. Lebanon Police found Scott Smedinghoff deceased while doing a wellness check.

Smedinhoff 28 earned his bachelor degree in mathematics and physics from Williams College and was a fourth year doctoral student in Dartmouth’s mathematic department.

Smedinhoff was involved in music through the Hopkins Center, most notably as a pianist for the Dartmouth Wind Ensemble. He was also choir director at the First Congregational Church in Thetford, Vermont. Smedinhoff’s death is still under investigation.

Colby Sawyer College to Build New Arts Building

colby sawyerColby Sawyer College is getting a new arts building. The college’s Board of Trustees approved the plans for the facility earlier this week. The 15,000 square foot space will be home to studios, a state-of-the-art black box theater and a fine art galleria with views of Mt. Kearsarge in addition to offices for faculty, storage space and outdoor art areas. A final design will be presented in July of 2016 for the $7 million dollar project. Construction is expected to start in August.

Fundraising efforts will allow the college to complete the project without any new debt. The S/L/A/M Collaborative of Glastonbury, CT will design the building.

Details Announced on Moving Dartmouth Forward

dartmouthgreenDartmouth College announced details of “Moving Dartmouth Forward” residential communities on Monday. Six new residential communities based in current residence halls will start housing students next fall. .

College President Phil Hanlon’s “Moving Dartmouth Forward” and the creation of residential communities was announced as part of policy initiative this past January. This fall a student advisory committee was formed and three working groups of students, staff and house professors were formed to contribute to the residential community plan. Houses will each have programming budgets as well, for events from field trips, social gatherings and performances to service, house dinners and athletics, according to the press release.