Every Summer, Fall, and Spring, Dartmouth students take on one of the most ultimate physical and mental challenges offered through the school - The 50. Read more>>
I briefly considered writing a recipe for "Green Quiche" to coordinate with the past weekend's revelries, but the thought of the custardy texture of quiche Read more>>
Although the name might suggest an organization concerned solely with food, the Dartmouth Food Connection is far more interdisciplinary than one might suspect. In 2010, Read more>>
BROWN: Law enforcement officials have placed a suspect in custody for the assault of a Brown University sophomore last week, the Brown Daily Herald reported. Read more>>
On Tuesday, May 14th, a number of Dartmouth's varsity athletes met with Pat Griffin for a discussion regarding inclusive athletics at Dartmouth. Griffin is the Read more>>
Every Summer, Fall, and Spring, Dartmouth students take on one of the most ultimate physical and mental challenges offered through the school – The 50. A somewhat different kind of all-nighter, The 50 is a 53.6 mile hike that takes students from the steps Robinson Hall to the Moosilauke Ravine Lodge. Usually completed in teams of three or four, the hike takes between 25 and 35 hours. Gerben Scherpbier ’14 supported the 50 twice before hiking it during his sophomore summer. Summing up his experience in one word, he could only say that it was “incredible.” “I did it with three friends, and it took us 23 hours,” said Scherpbier of his hike. Scherpbier, who was president of the Dartmouth Outing Club, insists that doing the Fifty is more mental than anything else. He completed the challenge with his three friends, not whom he met through the DOC, but through his fraternity, Sigma Phi Epsilon. “There was perfect weather and a lot of my friends were supporting it too so we got to know each other really well,” said Scherpbier. When asked about tricks that helped them keep going, Scherpbier spoke about how they kept telling each other riddles, and carried a portable boombox… Read more »
I briefly considered writing a recipe for “Green Quiche” to coordinate with the past weekend’s revelries, but the thought of the custardy texture of quiche gleaming green was enough to turn my stomach and dissuade me. Instead, when at the co-op searching for something I hadn’t grilled in the past few days —which discounted hot dogs, sausages, chicken breast, chicken wings, shrimp, corn, zucchini, peppers, onion, pineapple, and burgers of the beef, turkey and veggie varieties—the robust tuna steak called to me. It’s excellent served on a bed of fresh, spicy arugula, with caprese salad to complete the summery meal. Amounts serve 2. You will need: Grill 1 tuna steak (0.75 pound) 1/4 pound arugula For the marinade/glaze: 2 cloves minced garlic or 1 tablespoon garlic paste 1 tablespoon teriyaki sauce 1 tablespoon oyster sauce 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon ground black pepper For the salad: 1/2 pound fresh mozzarella cheese (in balls) 3/4 pound vine-ripened cherry tomatoes 1 cup fresh basil leaves 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1. Mince the garlic and combine with other marinade ingredients in a shallow dish large enough to fit the entire tuna steak. Place tuna in dish, then flip so the entire steak is coated in marinade. Place… Read more »
Although the name might suggest an organization concerned solely with food, the Dartmouth Food Connection is far more interdisciplinary than one might suspect. In 2010, DFC founders Sarah-Marie Hopf ’13 and Kate Burns ’13 decided to use their extra DBA to donate food to families in the Upper Valley. Two years later, Hopf and Burns applied for and won the 2012 Milton Sims Kramer ’54 Memorial Prize, and have been expanding the reach of DFC to all corners of campus. From the athletic department, to sustainability groups, to engineers and service-oriented organizations, the DFC has brought together many facets of campus toward a goal of service. While founded as an organization that allowed students to use extra DBA to help the needy, DFC has undergone a transition stage from just community service to an initiative that makes students more accountable. To this end, the organization has sought to increase awareness about food waste and poverty. Over the past year, DFC set up a food waste display at the Class of 1953 Commons that featured the amount of food wasted during 30 minutes as equivalent to a week’s worth of donation that a family of four living on the poverty line would receive. “We let… Read more »
The River Cluster took the gold for the second year in a row at the 2nd Annual FYRE (First Year Residential Experience) Olympics this Saturday. The winner was determined by each team’s cumulative number of points gained from the various competitions and activities through out the Olympics. The River cluster’s final score was 955 points. East Wheelockplaced second with 890 points, the Choates in third with 870 points and finally Russell Sage in fourth with 365 points. McLaughlin’s team never showed up for the competition. “It feels great to win,” River team member Kirby Spivey ’16 said. “It makes not being hungover feel worth it.” On the other hand, members of East Wheelock’s team were upset by the close loss. “It feels terrible to be in second,” East Wheelock team member Katie Zhang ’16 said. “We’re going to have a grudge against the River for years.” The Olympics consisted of three rounds — preliminaries, an obstacle course and a minute to win it. Members of each cluster competed in giant skeeball, a Jenga challenge, tug-of-war, a watermelon eating contest and a trivia challenge during the preliminary round. The obstacle course included contests such as a Lego… Read more »
BROWN: Law enforcement officials have placed a suspect in custody for the assault of a Brown University sophomore last week, the Brown Daily Herald reported. The student has been in critical condition at Rhode Island Hospital since the assault. Police arrested suspect Tory Lussier at his home in Connecticut, where he is also facing assault charges. Lussier was released on bail, but will face a pretrial hearing on July 22, according to the Daily Herald. COLUMBIA: Nearly all of the professors at the Teachers College voted to reject the proposed budget for fiscal year 2013 to 2014 upon discovering that senior administrators had been giving themselves bonuses from the college’s budget surplus. The Columbia Daily Spectator reported that although the costs of tuition had been steadily rising for the last five years, and the Teachers College had planned to cut 20 positions in the next academic year, the faculty had not been previously aware of the budget surplus. In the 2012 to 2013 fiscal year, TC president Susan Fuhrman gave herself a $90,000 bonus, while other administrators received bonuses ranging from $35,000 to $50,000, according to the Spectator. CORNELL: Three years after a string of suicides at Cornell University, which had led to the fencing off… Read more »
On Tuesday, May 14th, a number of Dartmouth’s varsity athletes met with Pat Griffin for a discussion regarding inclusive athletics at Dartmouth. Griffin is the founding director of Changing the Game, an advocacy program which aims to create a supportive environment for LGBT athletes in elementary and high schools across America.
According to Changing the Game’s website, Griffin is a Professor Emeritus in the Social Justice Education Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the former Director of It Takes A Team! Education Campaign for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Issues in Sport, an initiative of the Women’s Sports Foundation.
Griffin’s talk had two main goals: making the Dartmouth athletic climate respectful for all, and identifying ways that Dartmouth sports teams in particular can “stand as champions of respect on this campus and beyond.” She asked athletes to determine whether they perceived their teams as hostile, tolerant, or respectful toward LGBT athletes, and asked some of the athletes about their personal experiences regarding their levels of comfort on their own teams. Griffin also met with coaches and administrators to discuss ways to ensure that Dartmouth’s teams are inclusive and safe for all.