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9/25: Condensed Campus Clippings

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A Closer Look: Living Learning Communities

Caroline Berens

As I was filling out my housing application for my freshman year at Dartmouth, a number of questions came into my head – do I want a double or a triple, am I neat or messy and is there any way to manipulate my application so that I avoid the River? But the biggest question of all I had was, what is a living learning community? I soon found out that LLCs are basically residential communities aiming to foster unity by bringing together people with similar interests and goals. East Wheelock is the oldest and most well known LLC, but three new ones have joined its ranks this year — Triangle House, Global Village and Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network in residence. Although we are only a few weeks into term, the different communities have garnered mixed results.   Triangle House, located at the edge of campus on North Park Street, aims to provide a welcoming community for LGBTQIA students and orchestrate discussions, service, and action pertaining to LGBTQUA politics and identities. The building itself, described by residents as large and new, contains a spacious kitchen, living room and movie room that gives it a homier feel than regular dorms. Residents attend weekly brunches… Read more »

Campus Blotter

Sept. 19, 11:30 p.m., Chi Gamma Epsilon fraternity: Dartmouth Emergency Medical Services responded to a report of an intoxicated and disorderly male. The individual was evaluated and transported to Dick’s House, where he was admitted for the night. Sept. 19, 1:13 a.m., Hitchcock Hall: Dartmouth EMS responded to a report of an intoxicated male. The individual was evaluated and transported to Dick’s House, where he was admitted for the night. Sept. 19, 2:03 a.m., South Main St.: Safety and Security officers, Hanover Police and the Hanover Fire Department responded to assist an intoxicated graduate student. The student was later transported to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Sept. 20, 2:15 a.m., Bissell Hall: Safety and Security officers and Dartmouth EMS responded to a Good Samaritan call. The intoxicated individual was transported to Dick’s House and admitted for the night. Sept. 21, 12:30 a.m., Alpha Delta fraternity: Safety and Security officers and Dartmouth EMS responded to a Good Sam call at Alpha Delta fraternity. The intoxicated student — a male member of the Class of 2016 — was evaluated and transported to Dick’s House, where it was determined that he needed further medical care. The student was then transported to DHMC. Sept. 21, 12:44 a.m., Zeta Psi fraternity: Safety and… Read more »

9/22: Condensed Campus Clippings

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9/21: Condensed Campus Clippings

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Best Third Classes for 14F

So it’s the second week of add/drop period, and you’re still looking for that third class? Here are a few suggestions that just might be the perfect fit.  WGST 33.7/SOCY 62: Love, Romance, Intimacy and Dating, Professor Lively (2A). When “Princeton Mom” Susan Patton published “Marry Smart,” she urged college-aged women to find a husband before they graduated, harkening back to the days when women attending college to obtain “MRS degrees.” While the times certainly have changed, love and intimacy still play an important role in every college students’ life, especially here at Dartmouth where we’re constantly reminded that 10 percent of us will go on to marry fellow alums. This class uses sociological methods to investigate just what it is that makes us feel the way we do when we see our freshman fall crush in line at LNC. EARS 06: Environmental Change, Professor Hawley (11). Highly regarded as a seasoned politician and the supposed inventor of the Internet, Al Gore pioneered the Academy Award-winning documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth.” Since then, climate change and global warming have become one of the hottest issues in contemporary news, and everyone seems to have an opinion on the topic. Centered on the… Read more »