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Hanover Ranked Fourth Safest Town in New Hampshire

Hanover is the fourth safest town in New Hampshire, according to the Movoto Real Estate Blog, which recently ranked the crime rates of towns with populations of 5,000 residents or more. The ranking was created using data from the 2012 Uniform Crime Report from the FBI, and was calculated by the number of crimes committed per 100,000 residents. The report shows that in 2012, Hanover had 98 violent crimes per 100,000 people, which included 71 incidences of rape, 27 assaults and 2,042 property crimes. Exeter was ranked first on the list, followed by Londonderry and Durham, respectively. Jesus Moreno ’16 said the ranking did not surprise him because he does not believe there is much motivation for crime in Hanover. Hanover Police has a significant presence in the town, Antonia Hoidal ’16 said, and she believes that would also deter most criminals from committing any crimes. “I feel like I see four police cars when I’m just walking across the Green” she said. “I can’t imagine why anyone would want to commit a crime while there’s so many police officers and [Safety and Security] officers around.” Some students expressed that the town’s ranking did not necessarily reflect how safe they feel the College is. Regan Roberts ’16 said… Read more »

Community Gathers to Honor Victims of Police Brutality

A group of students, faculty and staff gathered in the middle of the Green at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, the darkness broken up by the glow of candles, to remember victims of police brutality following the death of Michael Brown and subsequent protests earlier this month.

In addition to the moment of silence, which was broken only by the sound of traffic, students, professors and members of the community spoke about their own experiences with racism and violence. Like much of the vigil, the speeches were softly delivered, with the audience literally leaning into the circle.

Several times, speakers had to pause to compose themselves or to keep from crying. Two students also performed a song.

The event, which corresponded with a national moment of silence for victims of police brutality, racism, bigotry and intolerance, was organized by the College’s Afro-American Society.

Campus Blotter: Fieldstock

Aug. 8, 10:21 a.m., 1 South Street: A Safety and Security officer responded to an emergency call, and after meeting with a complex employee and a resident, determined that the resident could not operate the elevator, despite swiping her card, so her husband pressed the call button for help, unaware that it would make an automatic 911 call. Aug. 9, 12:18 a.m., McCulloch Hall: Safety and Security and the Hanover Fire Department responded to a campus dormitory where a conference attendee, who is not a student at the College, was suffering an allergic reaction. She was brought to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for treatment. Aug. 9, 2:24 a.m., Connecticut River: Safety and Security officers noticed three members of the Class of 2016 running nude across the Ledyard Bridge from Vermont to New Hampshire. Safety and Security notified Hanover Police, who responded, after the students admitted to Safety and Security officers that they had swam across the river and were doing the “Ledyard Challenge.” Aug. 9, 3:33 a.m., New Hampshire Hall: Safety and Security responded to a reported “Good Samaritan” call that a woman was possibly intoxicated. It was found that while she had been drinking, she was not intoxicated. Aug. 9, 5 a.m., Fullington Farm: Safety and Security and… Read more »

Through The Lens: June 23 – June 27

Molly’s Not-So-$2 Margarita

JESSICA ZISCHKE / THE DARTMOUTH SENIOR STAFF

Times in Hanover certainly are a-changin’ with Molly’s Restaurant’s latest announcement of its first margarita price hike in 15 years. On July 1, the $2 margarita will become the $3 margarita; however, according to the sign now posted at each table, 50 cents of every margarita sold through the month of July will be donated. Of course, Molly’s recognizes that this is a big change in the Hanover community. On June 30, the restaurant will hold a farewell party for the beloved $2 cocktail with free appetizers as well as a chance to win prizes and gift cards. Don’t worry, the bread is still complimentary.

New Sexual Assault Policy To Be Adopted Incorporates Suggestions From The Community

Provost Carolyn Dever and departing Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson released the final sexual assault disciplinary policy in a campus-wide email yesterday. Called the Unified Disciplinary Procedures for Sexual Assault by Students and Student Organizations, the policy will go into effect for all undergraduate, graduate and professional school students June 19. The initial policy proposal was announced on March 14, and it has since undergone minor revisions. Changes to the original draft include the addition of definitions for the terms “incapacitation” and “intentional incapacitation,” as well as removing “aiding, abetting or inciting sexual assault” from the definition of sexual assault — these are now separate charges. Additionally, the final policy includes a section specifying that if the set of facts arising from a complaint under the new policy leads to alleged violations of other College policies or standards, then all claims will be investigated. The investigator designated under the new policy will determine responsibility for all claims. Allowance for the finding of any responsibility for the other claims will be determined by the disciplinary system of the alleged perpetrator’s school. The final policy removes the Title IX Coordinator from the Sanctioning Panel, as proposed in the draft, and replaces her with… Read more »