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Friday Bite

     **Today’s weather:** Mainly cloudy. A few peeks of sun­shine pos­si­ble. High 37F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. **News** The Col­lege has ini­ti­ated the search for a sec­ond Al­co­hol and Other Drug Ed­u­ca­tion Pro­gram co­or­di­na­tor to add to the health pro­mo­tion team at Dick’s House, ac­cord­ing to de­part­ment di­rec­tor Bryant Ford. Fol­low­ing the mon­i­tor­ing of the Yale Mus­lim Stu­dents As­so­ci­a­tion’s web­site by the New York Po­lice De­part­ment, Yale’s stu­dents launched a one-day Face­book photo cam­paign de­signed to prompt the NYPD to ex­plain why it ini­ti­ated the sur­veil­lance, the Yale Alumni Mag­a­zine’s blog re­ported on Wednes­day. Teenagers who watch movies with scenes de­pict­ing al­co­hol con­sump­tion are twice as likely to begin drink­ing as those who are not ex­posed to on-screen drink­ing, ac­cord­ing to a study con­ducted by re­searchers at Dart­mouth-Hitch­cock Med­ical Cen­ter. With the help of a $10-mil­lion Med­ic­aid grant awarded in the fall to the state of New Hamp­shire, The Dart­mouth In­sti­tute and the Dart­mouth Cen­ters for Health and Aging will study the ways in which In SHAPE and health in­cen­tives pro­grams can im­prove the well-be­ing of men­tally ill adults across the state, Bar­tels said. **Menu** ’53 Com­mons   Full and Up-To-The-Minute Menus with Nu­tri­tional Info 7:30… Read more »

Thursday Bite

    When most ski jumpers climb to the sum­mit of Har­ris Hill, they can see all the way to New Hamp­shire. But Karin Friberg, 22, who rou­tinely trains with the US women’s ski jump­ing team, can see Sochi, Rus­sia. …​Friberg has a kin­dred soul in Sandy Har­ris, daugh­ter of Fred Har­ris, who built Har­ris Hill in 1922. “These women that come here are world-class ath­letes that train as hard as men; the women are amaz­ing,’’ said Sandy Har­ris, 59, who no longer ski jumps but still races side­cars at New Hamp­shire Motor Speed­way. “I guess I in­her­ited my fa­ther’s ad­ven­tur­ous gene.’’ Ski jumpers owe a debt of grat­i­tude to Fred Har­ris – also known as “The Man who put Amer­ica on Skis’’ – for build­ing the only 90-me­ter jump in New Eng­land. In 1908, while at­tend­ing Dart­mouth Col­lege, Har­ris helped build Dart­mouth’s first ski jump. He also started the Dart­mouth Out­ing Club and or­ga­nized a Win­ter Car­ni­val, which gained pop­u­lar­ity by invit­ing fe­male guests for the week­end. A sil­ver-winged tro­phy is still pre­sented in his name. “He had an ab­solute wish,’’ said Sandy. “He wanted peo­ple to be out­side in the win­ter. His motto was, ‘If you can’t do… Read more »

Wednesday Bite

    DEC­O­RATE THE DOCKS COM­PE­TI­TION – DEAD­LINE: March 9 Want to see your flair promi­nently dis­played on cam­pus… on a piano? Stu­dents can sub­mit a de­sign for this sum­mer’s Hands on Pi­anos pro­ject. One out­stand­ing stu­dent entry will be cho­sen to adorn the piano lo­cated at the stu­dent swim docks. You must be on cam­pus in May 2012 to dec­o­rate the piano. Guide­lines and ap­pli­ca­tion form avail­able here. More info here. **Today’s weather:** Cloudy. Snow show­ers de­vel­op­ing this af­ter­noon. High 36F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 70%. **News** An anony­mous group placed 171 dolls on the steps of Dart­mouth Hall early Tues­day morn­ing to raise aware­ness of sex­ual as­sault on cam­pus. The dolls rep­re­sented an es­ti­ma­tion of the num­ber of stu­dents who had spo­ken with the group’s mem­bers about their sex­ual as­sault ex­pe­ri­ences, ac­cord­ing to an anony­mous blog post by the “Daugh­ters of Dart­mouth.” Rick Farn­ham, for­mer di­rec­tor of ath­let­ics at the Uni­ver­sity of Ver­mont, spoke about haz­ing’s de­struc­tive na­ture and stu­dents’ re­spon­si­bil­i­ties in pre­vent­ing it at a forum on Tues­day nightin Col­lis Com­mon Ground. Farn­ham, a mem­ber of the UVM ath­letic de­part­ment for 30 years, said he has first­hand ex­pe­ri­ence with the con­se­quences of haz­ing and has spo­ken about the… Read more »

Tuesday Bite

    The 2012 Dart­mouth Love­Match sur­vey ad­min­isted by each year’s Class Coun­cil re­ceived ap­prox­i­mately 1091 re­sponses — in­clud­ing re­sponses from Je­remy Lin, Jim Halpert and Hot Asian. Some high­lights: My anatom­i­cal parts would best be de­scribed as: 42% Male 58% Fe­male Grad­u­at­ing years: 37% 12′s 26% 13′s 15% 14′s 22% 15′s Re­spon­dents said “the best thing (they) have going” is: “com­pas­sion­ate car­ing” (35%), “gut split­ting humor” (19%), “ex­cep­tional en­thu­si­asm” (18%). When asked, “What do you look for first in oth­ers?”, an­swers in­cluded “sense of humor” (36%), “looks” (18%) and “doesn’t mat­ter” (15%). For 62% of re­spon­dents, a bar/frat/party ranked as the #1 pickup place at 62%. About 54% of Dart­mouth re­spon­dents said they are in­ter­ested in ca­sual dat­ing, while 16% said they’re look­ing for friends with ben­e­fits and 14% said they’re in­ter­ested in a se­ri­ous re­la­tion­ship. When asked, “What would you do if you saw some­one you like?”, 34% re­spon­dents said they’re in­tro­duce them­selves, 27% would “get some­one to in­tro­duce you” and 23% would wait for the per­son to talk to you. When it comes to that first date, 41% said it should end with a “kiss on the lips”, 29% said a “kiss on the cheek”, and 25% said a “hug”. Ap­prox­i­mately 34% said… Read more »

Monday Bite

    BOSTON- About 57 per­cent of el­derly peo­ple liv­ing alone have less than $10,000 in fi­nan­cial as­sets when they die. That’s ac­cord­ing to the sum­mary of a re­cent re­search study that was posted on the blog of the Fi­nan­cial Se­cu­rity Pro­ject at Boston Col­lege. Much of the focus on the fi­nan­cial as­pects of re­tire­ment has been on how much Amer­i­cans have ac­cu­mu­lated as they enter re­tire­ment. But a team that in­cluded econ­o­mists James Poterba at the Mass­a­chu­setts In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy, Steven Venti at Dart­mouth Col­lege, and David Wise at Har­vard Uni­ver­sity turned its at­ten­tion to where re­tirees wind up fi­nan­cially. Other team find­ings: Of el­derly peo­ple liv­ing alone, 57.1 per­cent had no home eq­uity. As for el­derly cou­ples, nearly a third had less than $10,000. While some re­tirees may have given away their as­sets as a strat­egy to avoid es­tate taxes, “a fright­en­ing share of the el­derly seems to run out of money,” the post said. – Boston.​com **Today’s weather:** A mix­ture of rain and snow show­ers. High 41F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 30%. **News** Heidi Crebo-Rediker ’90, known for her eco­nomic ex­per­tise and role as an ad­vi­sor to Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., on the For­eign… Read more »

Thursday Bite

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — For­mer Louisiana Gov. Charles “Buddy” Roe­mer is giv­ing up his at­tempt to win the Re­pub­li­can nom­i­na­tion for pres­i­dent. But he’s not giv­ing up his bid for the White House, in­stead try­ing to run as an in­de­pen­dent can­di­date. Roe­mer said he will make a for­mal an­nounce­ment Thurs­day in Cal­i­for­nia. – Read more here. **Today’s weather:** Show­ers early, then partly cloudy for the af­ter­noon. High around 40F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%. **News** As the Hanover Inn un­der­goes changes to mod­ern­ize its fa­cil­i­ties, the ren­o­va­tions and con­struc­tion that prompted the Inn’s Dec. 5 clo­sure have pro­gressed ac­cord­ing to sched­ule, ac­cord­ing to Hanover Inn man­ager Joseph Mel­lia. Col­lec­tively known as “Deans To Go,” a slew of new pro­grams aimed at im­prov­ing ac­ces­si­bil­ity to stu­dent sup­port ser­vices have ex­pe­ri­enced anec­do­tal suc­cess in the re­struc­tured Un­der­grad­u­ate Deans Of­fice since their in­cep­tion in the fall, ac­cord­ing to Brian Reed, as­sis­tant dean of un­der­grad­u­ate stu­dents. Over the last seven years, Tuck School of Busi­ness and the United States Mil­i­tary Acad­emy at West Point have de­vel­oped a re­la­tion­ship fo­cused on ne­go­ti­a­tion and lead­er­ship strate­gies that apply to both mil­i­tary and busi­ness ed­u­ca­tion, ac­cord­ing to Jeff Weiss ’86, a pro­fes­sor at both Tuck… Read more »