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Jessica Zischke

Howe’s Little Free Libraries Draw Positive Feedback

JESSICA ZISCHKE / THE DARTMOUTH SENIOR STAFF

Those of you who weren’t on campus in the summer may have noticed an extra dose of cute in Hanover – the Howe Library installed two Little Free Libraries over 14X. These structures invite passersby to “Take a book, leave a book,” offering a small break from a hectic day. The first Little Free Library was unveiled in front of Hanover’s Town Hall on Aug, 11 and the second, between the Hanover Inn and the Hop, was installed earlier this month. Since 2009, the Little Free Library movement has spread worldwide, spearheaded by an organization of the same name. According to the Little Free Library website, these free book exchanges aim to “promote literacy and the love of reading” and to “build a sense of community as we share skills, creativity and wisdom across generations.” As of Jan. 15, 15,000 Little Free Libraries were registered with the organization across at least 56 countries . The quaint structures in Hanover have been in the works for over a year, when Howe Library staff and trustees decided it would be a worthwhile project. Howe Library director Mary White said she was drawn to the idea by the opportunity for outreach it provided the library. “A lot of… Read more »

8 Feelings ’16s Have Post-14X

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1. Who are all these people?! Where did they come from?!

2. And why are there lines everywhere? I didn’t have to wait for even my KAF iced teas all summer.

3. On the other hand, non-summer KAF hours are a beautiful thing. On an unrelated note, I may never sleep again due to being over-caffeinated.

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4. But I can’t get nachos at late night FoCo anymore…which is a problem for me.

5. Speaking of FoCo, I need to make a note to myself to avoid that place until the end of the term.

6. Why is it so colddd? It’s like the weather knows that 14X is over, so now it might as well be rainy and cloudy every day. At least it reflects my feelings about the summer being gone.

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7. And on that note, thanks for the mere two weeks of an actual summer break, Dartmouth.

8. OH! Wait! It’s you!! I forgot about you but I like you! I guess it’s kind of nice to have other people back on campus too.

 

Around the Ivies

Brown University: Alongside community members, students from Brown and the Rhode Island School of Design staged a “die-in” on Sept. 12 to protest police brutality against people of color, the Brown Daily Herald reported. More than 100 people attended the protest to show solidarity and respect for the recent casualties in Ferguson, Missouri.

Columbia University: Hundreds gathered to protest Columbia’s handling of sexual assault on campus last Friday, the Columbia Spectator reported. Standing behind a line of mattresses, students held signs that supported survivors and condemned administrators.

Cornell University: On Sept. 10, Cornell’s Climate Neutrality Acceleration Working Group presented recommendations to change Cornell’s target date for cutting its net carbon emissions to zero from 2050 to 2035, the Cornell Daily Sun reported.  The recommendations included constructing more efficient buildings, using wind projects and developing local biofuels.

Harvard University: Two members of Pussy Riot, a Russian punk rock protest group, spoke at Harvard’s Institute of Politics on Monday, critiquing Russian President Vladimir Putin’s oppression in Russia and Ukraine and advocating for the right to free speech, the Harvard Crimson reported. The pair also investigated the arrest of a Harvard alumnus who had been banned from campus after a previous protest, and had illegally attended the forum.

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Eight Fundraisers That Will Never Be, But Should

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Blitz inboxes have been full of Prouty updates and Deltas all over campus have been pelted with giant, rubber balls. This can only mean one thing — summer is here, and it’s full of fundraisers that benefit cancer research, children’s hospitals and everything in between. But with so many great fundraisers, what about the ideas that will never come to fruition? We dug deep into the recesses of our post-midterms imaginations (read: not very far, brain is fried) to imagine what kind of fundraising ideas might never make it off the drawing board. And for most of these, it’s truly a shame we will never see them on campus.   1. A campus-wide benefit for local animal shelters that involves selling guidebooks detailing how to keep a cat, dog or other animal of choice in your dorm without getting caught. Disguise is key. Via scienceblogs.com   2. Auctioning off permanent “on table” status, with the money going to support a switch from Keystone to…well, anything else. Courtesy of Fox / via collegetimes.com   3. A similar auction of customized pong tables and paddles. Any and all money raised will help to fund a plastering of all frat basements with any… Read more »

Campus Blotter

April 25, 1:04 p.m., Sanborn Library: Safety and Security officers discovered an intoxicated homeless individual in the basement of Sanborn. The individual had previously received a trespass letter. Hanover Police officers took the individual into custody. April 26, 1:30 a.m., Fayerweather cluster: Safety and Security officers and Dartmouth Emergency Medical Services responded to the Fayerweathers for an intoxicated female. She was transported to Dick’s House where she was evaluated and spent the night. April 27, 12:35 a.m., near McLaughlin cluster: Safety and Security officers noticed four males carrying a pong table outside. Two of the males ran and the other two were identified and transported to Dick’s House, where they spent the night. The pong table had been taken from Tabard coed fraternity the previous weekend. Officers located the other two males, who had fled the scene. They were also admitted to Dick’s House due to their levels of intoxication. April 27, 1:28 a.m., Collis Center: Safety and Security officers took a complaint from a male student who said a student had approached him in Collis and threw a red beverage on him with ice in it. The student was identified. April 27, 4:34 a.m., New Hampshire Hall: Safety and Security officers… Read more »

Tube Talk: Best Moments of the Oscars

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Whether you tuned in on Sunday night or not, the 86th Academy Awards ceremony brought the best of Hollywood together for millions of viewers. Second-time host Ellen DeGeneres proved even more popular this time around, except maybe with Liza Minnelli (although their selfie would say otherwise). Many celebs showed their mastery of the selfie and the photobomb, proving they really are jacks-of-all-trades. I won’t give away too much but read Dartbeat’s round-up of the best moments of this year’s awards, so you can at least pretend you watched the whole 216-minute show. Jennifer Lawrence started the night of strong with yet another fall. Apparently it’s becoming a tradition? Benedict Cumberbatch photobombed the entirety of U2. ’Nuff said. Later, he decided to pop in on Ellen’s selfie with “12 Years a Slave” star Chiwetel Ejiofor. Brad Pitt got in on the action, too. Pharrell reminded everyone to be happy, which got Lupita Nyong’o on her feet and Meryl Streep shakin’ it. As if we needed another reason for her to be our hero. Ellen became the first host to feed the audience and gave a $1000 tip to the delivery guy. Stars dished out money, and Nyong’o donated her lip balm to… Read more »