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An independent organization of Dartmouth College faculty says the school should offer reparations to victims of harassment and abuse, and should investigate how a "hostile climate" was allowed to persist in the psychology department for years. 

New England has seen a significant increase in heavy rain and snow events in recent years, storms delivering upwards of two inches of precipitation in a single day.

While human-caused warming is a major contributor to that shift, natural climate trends may be playing a role as well, said Jonathan Winter, a professor of geography at Dartmouth College. 

He recently published research looking at specific weather patterns driving precipitation in the northeast since 1996. 

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Dartmouth College is investigating allegations of misconduct by two leaders of The Dartmouth Institute. TDI focuses on healthcare research and is closely associated with the college's medical school.

Elliott Fisher, the institute's director, and Adam Keller, chief of strategy and operations, are on paid leave as of Tuesday.  

The college has not released specifics of the complaint, including whether the alleged misconduct was of a sexual nature.

We gauge the reaction of New Hampshire politicians to the Trump/Putin summit in Helsinki. The U.S. attorney's office in New Hampshire focuses on sales of synthetic opioids, like fentanyl, in a new drug enforcement push. And the final of three Dartmouth College psychology professors facing allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination has resigned, marking the end of the formal disciplinary proceedings at the college. 

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Bill Kelley, the final of three Dartmouth College psychology professors facing allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination, has resigned.

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Paul Whalen, one of three Dartmouth psychology professors accused of sexual misconduct, has resigned. He’s the second of the men to leave his position in light of the school’s investigation into their behavior.

Todd Heatherton, a former department chair who’d been on the faculty for more than two decades, stepped down earlier this month.

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Dartmouth’s newly formed chapter of the American Association of University Professors is responding to the first disciplinary action taken by the college against three psychology professors under criminal investigation for sexual misconduct.

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Dartmouth College says it's halfway to its $3 billion goal for a fundraising campaign.

Officials say 78,000 donors over the past four years have contributed gifts of $1.5 billion in the "Call to Lead" program.

Trustees Chairman Laurel Richie described it Friday as "doubling down on our distinctive vision for what the liberal arts can deliver in a modern education."

Dartmouth is now targeting women as it seeks to expand the influence of women's philanthropy. The college set a goal of 100 women making gifts of $1 million or more.

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Dartmouth College is funding new research into the darker corners of its history. The move is part of broader inclusion goals set by the college several years ago.

The dominant narrative about the history of Dartmouth skips over the experience of many minority groups, said Morgan Swan, with Dartmouth’s special collections library.

That includes the role of slaves in building the original college campus, he said, and how Dartmouth strayed from its mission to educate Native American students.

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The University Press of New England, headquartered in Lebanon, is shutting down at the end of the year.

Dartmouth College is one of just two remaining member institutions in the nearly 50-year-old publishing consortium. As membership has dwindled, the operation has become unsustainable, said Dartmouth President Phil Hanlon in a statement published on the school’s website.

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A fraternity at Dartmouth College has admitted to violating the school’s hazing and alcohol policies. 

 

Hazing is also illegal under state law, though legal standards and school policy differ. The college says it’s shared its information on the case with the Hanover Police Department. 

 

A police spokesperson declined to comment Thursday on whether the department has opened an investigation. 

 

The fraternity, Kappa Kappa Kappa, is under suspension through mid June and will be on probation through early 2020. 

 

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A collection of children’s books in indigenous languages are on display this week in Hanover. The exhibit is scheduled to correspond with International Mother Language Day, a United Nations effort to recognize languages that are under threat.

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Dartmouth College is one of about 30 schools in the country to be hit by a new provision taxing endowment returns under the Republican-backed tax overhaul.

The measure targets private schools with large endowments relative to their student population — specifically, endowments that represent more than $500,000 per student.

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The state Attorney General's office launches a criminal investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct involving three Dartmouth College professors.  A report regarding sexual abuse by faculty and staff at St. Paul’s School contains new allegations against five individuals.  And residents struggle to recover from the fourth-largest power outage in state history.

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Attorneys for a Dartmouth College professor under criminal investigation for sexual misconduct are pushing back against the allegations. 

 

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Lyme residents packed their school's gymnasium Tuesday night for a special town meeting on the future of a local rock climbing destination known as Holt’s Ledge.

By a strong margin, they voted to remove metal hardware from the rock wall, which abuts Dartmouth’s Skiway. The hardware – known as bolts – allows climbers to anchor themselves to the rock surface, making the area safer and more accessible to those less advanced in the sport. It was installed without permission from the town.

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Despite mounting public awareness, New Hampshire, like other states, struggles to contain its opioid epidemic. Part of the problem is a lack of real-time information about who’s using opioids, especially fentanyl, and how government policies can help them stop.

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University officials say a Dartmouth College student has been diagnosed with mumps.

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services confirmed the case Monday. School officials say the student is being treated and has been isolated on campus.

Dartmouth officials notified students, faculty and staff about the case.

Fever, muscle aches, fatigue and swollen salivary glands are all symptoms of the contagious disease.

The measles, mumps and rubella vaccine is a mandate for Dartmouth students unless they have a special exemption.

The term “fake news” became part of the national lexicon leading up to last year’s presidential election.

But in the months since President Trump took office, there’s now been a flurry of liberal conspiracy theories being spread across social media.

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Voters in Hanover will decide Tuesday if two Dartmouth college  fraternity houses might again house students. Dartmouth and Hanover’s planning board both oppose the zoning change being pushed by two fraternities no longer recognized by the college.

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Expect strange, ethereal sounds to bounce around Dartmouth’s campus on Thursday.

To help celebrate the 150th birthday of the Thayer School of Engineering, composer Molly Herron will debut a new piece of music played on student-designed instruments. Herron, 34, has spent the past several months working with students on their creations: from large chimes to string-lined buckets to a heightened take on the musical saw.

On Saturday, people will march through downtown Concord, part of a nationwide demonstration called March for Science.

Organizers say the marches are nonpartisan, but many taking part cite concerns over the Trump administration’s uncertain position toward climate science, as well as proposed budget cuts.

It’s raising questions about whether scientists should get involved in what could be perceived as a political event.

The Alpha Delta fraternity partially inspired the 1978 movie Animal House, counts Dartmouth President Phil Hanlon as a former member, and has been notorious in Hanover for years.

Dartmouth de-recognized Alpha Delta two years ago when 11 members had the Alpha Delta letters branded into their buttocks as part of an initiation ritual.

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Dartmouth College is joining other Ivy League schools in opposing President Trump’s immigration order.

The Hanover-based school, along with 16 other elite institutions, filed a legal brief in a New York federal court on Monday. The colleges and universities argue that the travel ban, which is currently on hold following a federal appeals court ruling, would harm their ability to attract and educate the world’s best scholars.

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  Dartmouth College has announced plans to offer compensation to homeowners impacted by groundwater contamination coming from a site where the New Hampshire Ivy League once dumped animals used in science experiments.

The school's Rennie Farm was used from the 1960s until 1978 to dump carcasses from "tracer experiments," in which scientists used radioactive compounds to see how things moved through life systems. One of the chemicals used in the experiments leaked into the groundwater around the site — raising fears that property values had been impacted.

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Nineteen former faculty members of the psychiatry department at Dartmouth College's Geisel School of Medicine have sued, saying Dartmouth violated their employment contracts and policy that entitled them to severance payments when it laid them off.

The Valley News reports a college spokeswoman said officials had no comment.

The dispute is the latest to arise following Dartmouth's moves to erase an estimated annual deficit approaching $30 million at Geisel.

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Students at Dartmouth are criticizing the Ivy League school for its lack of faculty diversity after an Asian-American assistant professor was denied tenure.

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  Dartmouth College is celebrating its class of 2016. 

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  Officials with Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine are set to begin notifying workers who will lose or change positions as part of a restructuring. 

 

Dartmouth College faculty has taken an advisory vote in favor of creating an independent graduate school.

The Valley News reports college President Phil Hanlon yesterday advocated forming a School of Graduate and Advanced Studies. Faculty members approved the measure.

Hanlon says the school would help advance Dartmouth's profile in research. Arts and Sciences Dean Michael Mastanduno says the move would correct a "historical anomaly" in the college's organization.

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