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A delegation of ten students from Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business is attending the United Nation's COP25 Climate Change Conference in Madrid. Countries attending the conference hope to negotiate more ambitious plans to limit global warming.

Hannah Payson, associate director of the Tuck School’s Center for Business, Government and Society, is attending the conference with the students.

“It’s really kind of like a bustling city,” she says. “You hear all these different languages spoken from around the world.”

Jared Gerbino threw for two touchdowns and ran for a score, backup Derek Kyler threw a touchdown pass and ran for a score and Dartmouth beat Yale 42-10 on Saturday for coach Buddy Teevens' 100th career win.

Gerbino hit Drew Estrada on a 75-yard TD pass on the second play of the game, then ran six yards for a score and a 14-0 lead and Dartmouth never looked back.

Kyler added a 2-yard scoring run, set up by Quinton Arello's interception of a Kurt Rawlings pass, then hit Hunter Hagdorn on a 31-yard pass after a missed Yale field goal and the Big Green led 28-3 at halftime.

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Dartmouth College has received a $4 million grant to research new models for providing opioid addiction treatment to patients outside of traditional healthcare settings.

The grant will fund a number of different research projects at Dartmouth, including a pilot program to test the effectiveness of a new injection-form of buprenorphine, a drug that can reduce withdrawal symptoms for people suffering from opioid addiction.

Another project will look at how opioid addiction treatment is administered in emergency rooms.

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Over the last month, Dartmouth College has been hosting a lecture series on the ways in which black women and girls are disproportionately subjected to violence in American society and on how they're often ignored by social justice movements.

The series is called #SayHerName: Intersectionality and Violence Against Black Women and Girls. 

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After more than a week of mediation, Dartmouth College and the plaintiffs in the Title IX class-action lawsuit have reached a settlement.


Fifty years ago this month, Apollo 11 landed on the moon. Amid all the celebrations - new discoveries about space are happening all the time. Many of them are now centered on Mars. Marisa C. Palucis, assistant professor of Planetary Geology at Dartmouth College, has been researching ancient lakes and other bodies of water on Mars using data from the Curiosity Rover, which has been exploring the red planet for the last seven years. 

NHPR's All Things Considered Host Peter Biello sat down with Palucis to learn more.

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Dartmouth College has paid the New Hampshire Fish and Game department $19,000 to the cover the cost of a two-day search and rescue effort after a student got lost during a school-sponsored hike.

Authorities said it was a miracle that 21-year-old Arun Anand was found alive on Mount Moosilauke in May. Citing a number of "troubling factors," the college has promised to both scrutinize the qualifications of staffers leading such trips and take steps to better prepare students.

Fish and Game Col. Kevin Jordan told the Valley News he is impressed with the response.

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"You will be powerful."

That was the message from world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma to graduates of Dartmouth College and a crowd of approximately 11,000 on Sunday.

Ma told the graduates to use their power wisely. He urged them to be “humans first” and to resist the urge to “build walls instead of bridges.”

"Never abuse this power. Never abuse this power," repeated Ma. "It is a gift."

Ma also performed a song in honor of the graduating class – a piece by Pablo Casal called the Song of the Birds.


  Nearly 300 Dartmouth College alumni, students and professors are demanding the college drop its opposition to the use of pseudonyms by women suing the school for allegedly mishandling sexual abuse complaints.


The statement was also signed by Congresswoman Annie Kuster and state Senator Martha Hennessey, both of whom say they were assaulted when they were undergraduate students at Dartmouth.

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A student group at Dartmouth College focused on preventing sexual violence is arguing Dartmouth makes it too easy for students who’ve committed misconduct to transfer to other schools.

At issue is whether and how Dartmouth should disclose sexual harassment and assault investigations on student transcripts.

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Dartmouth College is challenging the anonymity of plaintiffs in a $70 million class-action lawsuit that claims the school mishandled sexual abuse complaints for years.

Dartmouth argues the use of pseudonyms for two recently added plaintiffs will make it unfairly difficult for the college to defend itself.

The lawsuit, filed last fall, centers around three former members of the school’s neuroscience faculty. Plaintiffs argue Dartmouth administrators failed to properly protect students from harassment and assault by the men.

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A group of Dartmouth engineering students recently won a challenge from NASA to design a greenhouse for Mars. 

The challenge was laid out by NASA: Create a system to feed four astronauts on a 600-day mission to Mars.

Of the five teams from around the country that made it to the final stage of the BIG Ideas competition, the team of 8 students from Dartmouth won for their greenhouse called DEMETER.

DEMETER stands for Deployable Enclosed Martian Environment for Technology, Eating, and Recreation.

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton drew a large crowd in Hanover Wednesday night for a foreign policy discussion at Dartmouth College. 


In her remarks, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee cautioned against rushing toward impeachment proceedings for President Trump.


Instead, she said, Democrats should continue an independent Congressional investigation, using the Mueller report as a guide. 


Clinton also criticized Trump administration foreign policy on Russia and Iran.

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Two additional women have joined a $70 million class-action lawsuit against Dartmouth College stemming from allegations of sexual misconduct and assault in the school’s prestigious Psychological and Brain Sciences Department.

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Elliott Fisher, former leader of the Dartmouth Institute, has lost his directorship following an investigation into alleged misconduct.

Fisher will remain on the faculty, but will no longer hold a prestigious endowed position.

The Dartmouth Institute, focused on health policy research, is closely associated with Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine. 

The college also investigated TDI’s former head of strategy, Adam Keller, who has resigned, according to Dartmouth spokesperson Diana Lawrence.



A man who pleaded guilty in the 2001 stabbing deaths of two Dartmouth College professors when he was 16 is scheduled to ask a judge for a shorter sentence.

James Parker and 17-year-old Robert Tulloch, of Chelsea, Vermont, posed as students conducting a survey. Parker pleaded guilty to second-degree murder to killing Suzanne Zantop and agreed to testify against Tulloch, who stabbed her husband, Half Zantop.

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Dartmouth College is joining dozens of schools across the country in a new effort to address sexual harassment in collaboration with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.


Penn and Dartmouth have completed the longest game in Ivy League history, with the Quakers using an eight-run 21st inning to beat the Big Green 21-15 Saturday.

The game lasted 6 hours, 22 minutes. Penn's Josh Hood hit a three-run homer in his 11th plate appearance, keying the 21st-inning rally.

Craig Larsen hit a grand slam in the eighth and became the first Penn player to hit for the cycle in 19 years. The freshman had five of the team's program-record 30 hits.


The New Hampshire Supreme Court dealt a small victory Tuesday to a Dartmouth fraternity in its years-long fight with the town of Hanover.

Sigma Alpha Epsilon is one of two fraternities to fight the town in recent years, the other being Alpha Delta.

Both organizations lost their official recognition from Dartmouth over hazing and other conduct issues.

As a result, the Hanover Zoning Board said the groups could no longer house students in their off campus fraternity houses.

The state Supreme Court shot down a legal challenge from Alpha Delta in 2017.

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The details laid out in a November legal complaint against Dartmouth College are shocking.

Seven women in the school's prestigious Psychological and Brain Sciences Department say they were harassed, assaulted, and even raped by tenured faculty members. They say administrators turned a blind eye, protecting the department’s reputation, and the men, at all costs.

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The addition of a live hearing to proposed new procedures for resolving sexual assault complaints at Dartmouth College is facing criticism. 

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Dartmouth College is facing another legal challenge from a former student who says he was unlawfully expelled.

In a complaint filed recently in federal district court, the anonymous plaintiff argues Dartmouth expelled him in the fall of 2017 on the basis of allegations made by a former girlfriend, who is a student at a different school out of state. 

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In a court filing Tuesday, Dartmouth College strongly defended its response to allegations of discrimination and sexual violence in its prestigious Psychological and Brain Sciences Department.

The college is fighting a federal class-action lawsuit brought by seven current and former students. The plaintiffs are seeking $70 million in damages, arguing college administrators failed to take meaningful action to protect female students from physical and professional harm.

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A former Dartmouth undergrad is suing the college, arguing he was illegally expelled over a sexual assault allegation.

A complaint filed Monday in federal district court outlines an encounter between the plaintiff, identified anonymously as John Doe, and another student, identified as Sally Smith, last spring. (Scroll down to read the filing.)

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Dartmouth College today detailed a new plan to combat sexual harassment and violence, an effort first announced last month. 

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Dartmouth President Phil Hanlon is promising a “sweeping plan” to combat sexual assault following outcry from students, faculty and alumni over charges laid out in a recent federal lawsuit.

The complaint, filed Nov. 15, details years of alleged harassment and assault by tenured members of Dartmouth’s prestigious psychology faculty, claiming school administrators effectively ignored illegal behavior for years.


A man who pleaded guilty in the 2001 stabbing deaths of two Dartmouth College professors when he was 16 has asked a judge for a shorter sentence.

James Parker and 17-year-old Robert Tulloch, both of Chelsea, Vermont, posed as students conducting a survey. Parker pleaded guilty to second-degree murder to killing Suzanne Zantop and agreed to testify against Tulloch, who stabbed her husband, Half Zantop.

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More than 500 Dartmouth College students and alumni have signed an open letter to President Phil Hanlon and the school’s board of trustees demanding accountability for what they deem a long-running “institutional culture that minimizes and disregards sexual violence.”

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A new program looks to pair Dartmouth medical students as mentors with LGBTQ youth in the Upper Valley.

Qmmunity is a collaboration between the Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine and the group Rural Outright.

It’s based on the idea that young people with differing sexual orientations and identities who are living in rural areas face extra challenges to their mental health and well-being.

Matt Mooshian with Rural Outright says pairing up with a Dartmouth med student will give the teens support and a positive role model.

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New Hampshire Congresswoman Annie Kuster said Monday she’s been hearing from fellow Dartmouth College alumni concerned about new allegations that the school repeatedly mishandled sexual misconduct complaints in its Psychological and Brain Sciences Department.