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Dartmouth Professor N. Bruce Duthu has turned down the position of Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences following charges that he supported a boycott of Israeli academic institutions. 

Duthu, a professor of Native American Studies and an Associate Dean, was appointed earlier this spring to be the next Dean of the Faculty starting July 1.

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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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Dartmouth College and the town of Hanover are in a stand-off over a new $18 million athletic facility the college wants to build.

Last month, the Hanover Planning Board denied Dartmouth a permit for the proposed 70,000 square foot building. The structure would house training facilities for student-athletes to practice their sports during the winter.

The decision was a victory for neighbors who oppose the project for its size and proximity to a residential area.

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Dartmouth College says it has spent $8.4 million cleaning up contamination on property where scientists once dumped carcasses of lab animals in the 1960s and 1970s.

The Ivy League school began cleaning up the site in 2011 and realized a year later that at least one carcinogen had leaked into the groundwater. Last year, it determined one family's well water was contaminated.

Dartmouth provided the family with bottled water and sampled over 100 drinking wells in the neighborhood.

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The CEO of Dartmouth-Hitchcock says he will step down when his contract expires next June.

A spine surgeon by training, James Weinstein has led the state’s largest health care system since 2011. During that time, he’s had to navigate both local and national challenges, including the arrival of the Affordable Care Act.

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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.

Under new federal legislation, the Environmental Protection Agency will work to deepen its understanding of 10 chemicals in commercial use. Topping that list is 1,4-dioxane, which has also been found in drinking water in a Hanover, New Hampshire, neighborhood. 

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Amid uncertainty about the future of the country’s immigration laws under a Trump administration, Dartmouth is trying to reassure undocumented students that they’re welcome on campus — and that the school will try to protect them from potential changes in the law that might be in store.

For the 5 percent of Vermonters who do not identify as white, finding a barber who has experience with a diversity of hair textures is challenging. But a barber contracted by Dartmouth College to cut hair for students of color is making a difference.

A Dartmouth hazardous waste burial site has contaminated the ground water near a Hanover neighborhood. Those chemicals are now on the move, and at least one family’s drinking water has been affected. 

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If a video designed to recruit people into extremist groups pops up online, it stands to reason that you could just flag it to have it removed and the problem is solved. But that’s not so easy. These videos are easily replicated, so one video could suddenly appear on a variety of websites. It’s time-consuming to track down and try to remove each one. One professor at Dartmouth College has developed software that would help find all those copies.

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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. 

A decision by Dartmouth College to deny tenure to an Asian-American professor has brought national attention to the lack of diversity in higher education.

More than 3,000 people have signed a petition to overturn the decision.

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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. 

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 At Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business Monday afternoon, John Kasich made a point to emphasize his willingness to work across party lines – with a nod to one of New Hampshire’s top Democrats.

Former Democratic Governor John Lynch now works at the Tuck School where Kasich was speaking and introduced the candidate ahead of the event. Kasich, in turn, nodded to Lynch several times throughout his remarks.

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Dartmouth College and the University of Maine are working together on a project to allow scholars to study historically important films and television programs being digitized in archives around the world. 

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The president of Dartmouth College has condemned reports of aggressive behavior during a Black Lives Matter protest earlier this month.

A crowd of students marched through Baker-Berry Library on Nov. 12, where demonstrators allegedly confronted other students who were studying with racially charged language. The protest occurred after a large demonstration by Dartmouth and Upper Valley residents.

The Valley News reports Dartmouth president Phil Hanlon called the community demonstration a "powerful expression of unity in support of social justice."

 

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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Dartmouth College is beginning its transition to a new residential model designed to provide students with more continuity when living on campus and greater interaction with faculty beyond the classroom. The move to a residential college system was among the changes President Philip Hanlon announced in January to address problems such as high-risk drinking, sexual assault and a lack of inclusion.

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Depositions have begun after a former Dartmouth College researcher sued the college and a senior scientist, saying he took credit for one of her ideas and fired her for refusing to go along.

The Valley News reports Manana Tsulukidze filed the lawsuit in January. It states that Glyn Elwyn, the center's highest-ranking researcher, wrote an article using Tsulukidze's ideas but did not credit or acknowledge her.

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A state lawmaker who questions whether Dartmouth College has sufficiently repaid the state for its generosity more than a century ago is drafting three bills aimed at holding the Ivy League school accountable.

The Legislature gave Dartmouth cash and land in the 1800s with the provision that any resulting income be used to educate poor New Hampshire students.

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Dartmouth College officials have unveiled a reorganization plan for the Geisel School of Medicine designed to reduce the school's sizable annual structural deficit.

The Valley News reports Geisel had operating expenses of $250 million in the fiscal year that ended on June 30.

While the medical school is part of Dartmouth, it receives some financial support from the college's medical system affiliate, Dartmouth-Hitchcock.

Interim Dean Duane Compton says revenue streams that historically supported medical schools have evened out in recent years.

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